Thursday, 1 December 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 14)

The games are spread over 3 days this week with 7 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one on Monday.
The biggie is the first match on Saturday lunchtime with Chelsea off to face Man City.
Hoping that the Hammers can raise their game against the Gooners but sadly we are looking really average this season :(

Man City v Chelsea
C Palace v Southampton
Stoke v Burnley
Sunderland v Leicester
Tottenham v Swansea
West Brom v Watford
West Ham v Arsenal

Bournemouth v Liverpool
Everton v Man Utd

Middlesbrough v Hull

Good Luck All :)
Can we stop Mystic Paulo? :)

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


I knew of them but had never seen them play, but I am incredibly sad at the news of the terrible plane accident that happened early this morning.

I know there are people dying somewhere every minute of the day, but as a football fan this seems more personal :(
Virtually the whole team gone, it has just saddened me as if I knew them.
Best wishes for the survivors, the families of those who are gone and the fans and residents of Chapeco.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 13)

Another week has flown past and here we go with another selection of games.
A third of the season gone already :(

6 Games on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
Game of the week probably at Stamford Bridge where new leaders Chelsea take on Tottenham.
I'm guessing Sunderland's winning streak might end away to Liverpool, and I'm hoping for a decent Hammers performance away to Man U?

Burnley v Man City
Hull v West Brom
Leicester v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v Sunderland
Swansea v C Palace
Chelsea v Tottenham 

Watford v Stoke
Arsenal v Bournemouth
Man Utd v West Ham
Southampton v Everton

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 12)

Back to weekly games for a while after the third International break (yawn!!) of the season.
Big games of the week, Wenger meets Mourinho and West Ham go to Tottenham.
3 days of games with 8 on Saturday and one each on Sunday and Monday.
.... and yep I nearly forgot again :)

Man Utd v Arsenal
C Palace v Man City
Everton v Swansea
Southampton v Liverpool
Stoke v Bournemouth
Sunderland v Hull
Watford v Leicester
Tottenham v West Ham

Middlesbrough v Chelsea

West Brom v Burnley

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 11)

Here we go with another selection before yet another International break.
5 Games on Saturday and 5 more on Sunday (not Friday?). Big game is the North London derby.

Bournemouth v Sunderland
Burnley v C Palace
Man City v Middlesbrough
West Ham v Stoke
Chelsea v Everton

Arsenal v Tottenham
Hull v Southampton
Liverpool v Watford
Swansea v Man Utd
Leicester v West Brom

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 10)

Woo Hoo that's the battle won on the pitch :) I'm guessing the headlines will be what happens in the next hour or so around the Olympic park?

But on with the weekend and the next exciting installment of Premier League predictions :)
7 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one on Monday this week.
Only Tottenham of the top 5 have a home games so it should shake things up again :)

Sunderland v Arsenal
Man Utd v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Tottenham v Leicester
Watford v Hull
West Brom v Man City
C Palace v Liverpool

Everton v West Ham
Southampton v Chelsea

Stoke v Swansea

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 09)

8 Games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday this week.
Sunday's games look the best of the bunch, although Mourinho might bring his new red bus to Stamford bridge?
Mike Phelan must be glad he got his contract signed as a defeat to Stoke will put the pressure on already.

Bournemouth v Tottenham
Arsenal v Middlesbrough
Burnley v Everton
Hull v Stoke
Leicester v C Palace
Swansea v Watford
West Ham v Sunderland
Liverpool v West Brom

Man City v Southampton
Chelsea v Man Utd

Good Luck All :)

Current standings in the Predictions league

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 08)

4 Weeks of games before yet another International break, here goes with the first.
Seven games on Saturday, two on Sunday and Klopp vs Mourinho on Monday.

Chelsea v Leicester
Arsenal v Swansea
Bournemouth v Hull
Man City v Everton
Stoke v Sunderland
West Brom v Tottenham
C Palace v West Ham
Middlesbrough v Watford
Southampton v Burnley
Liverpool v Man Utd

Good Luck All :)

Just for the record, here's a snap of my spreadsheet for this week, replace John with Paul's model program.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Fantasy Leagues Update

About time I posted the state of the NBTF leagues.

First off here's the current Fantasy Premier League table, once again just 4 of us with 3 regulars and my son who lives in the US of A.
Fairly even so far as I was leading 2 weeks ago, now I'm last :(

Next the Telegraph Fantasy League, the NBTF has 111 teams this season although I've put all mine in which accounts for about 40% of them. Currently having a very slow start to the season but have heaps of transfers left to improve things (hopefully). Here's the current Top 10.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 07)

Another early start this week with a game on Friday night, followed by 5 Games on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday.
The following week is yet another International break where the England team for the games with Malta and Slovenia might be decided on a lucky dip??

Everton v C Palace

Swansea v Liverpool
Hull v Chelsea
Sunderland v West Brom
Watford v Bournemouth
West Ham v Middlesbrough

Man Utd v Stoke
Leicester v Southampton
Tottenham v Man City
Burnley v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

The Wright Choice?

Now that Pratt Sam has shot himself in the foot and we don't have an England manager again maybe it's time for a complete change of direction?
They have coaching staff for all the practical stuff, but an international manager just needs to select a team and inspire the players picked to do what they do for their teams every week.
I vote for Ian Wright :) could he be any worse?

Monday, 26 September 2016

New England Manager?

If what I've just read is true? Sam Allardyce's reign as England boss could be over after one game.
Looks like he's fell for a press sting and totally stitched himself up

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 06)

Now that West Ham have thrashed Accrington Stanley 1-0 I can safely post this weeks predictions :)

8 Games on Saturday, 1 on Sunday and the big Sky game on Monday.
This weeks star games are Chelsea going to Arsenal and the champs trying to inflict a 4th straight defeat on Mourinho's lot :)

Man Utd v Leicester
Bournemouth v Everton
Liverpool v Hull
Middlesbrough v Tottenham
Stoke v West Brom
Sunderland v C Palace
Swansea v Man City
Arsenal v Chelsea

West Ham v Southampton
Burnley v Watford

Good Luck All :)


I guess the BBC's spellchecker had gone home? :)

Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Money Go Round

At the end of the transfer window the Premier league clubs have spent £1.2 billion of the new TV money.
I've trawled around the internet to get all the fees paid and with the exception of the Traore/Adomah deals at Middlesbrough and Jones from Burnley one, the figures are all available.
The Manchester clubs have been the big spenders with City shelling out £180m (that includes the Gabriel Jesus deal which won't be official till January), and United blowing £157m although their best deal for Ibrahimovic was a free transfer.
Chelsea spent £120m on a small handful of players, recouping £35m on the 35 players that have left.
The two Merseyside clubs have had a good window with Klopp bringing in £68m of players but getting rid of the chaff for £70m, Koeman likewise has made a profit while improving his team.
Southampton once again have made a large profit on transfer deals this season but just maybe they have left themselves short.
Watford's spinning door policy has seen 21 players leaving and 13 coming in, it worked last season so who knows.
West Ham have added 12 players but I'm not sure if they will improve us much?

Most spent - Man City £180.93m, Man Utd £157.25m, Chelsea £120.11m
Most sold - Liverpool £70.37m, Southampton £64.48m, Everton £47.26m
Largest profit - Southampton £20.35m, Swansea £6.91m, Liverpool £2.45m
Biggest outlay - Man City £168.3m, Man Utd £149.09m, Chelsea £85.26m
Most players in - Watford 13, Middlesbrough 12, West Ham 12
Most players out - Chelsea 35, Liverpool 25, C Palace, Man City, Watford 21

Top 20 Transfers
Paul Pogba (Juventus - Man Utd) £89.25m
John Stones (Everton - Man City) £47.26m
Leroy Sane (Schalke - Man City) £42.5m
Granit Xhaka (B Monch'bach - Arsenal) £38.25m
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (B Dortmund - Man Utd) £35.7m
Sadio Mané (Southampton - Liverpool) £35.02m
Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia - Arsenal) £34.85m
Michy Batshuayi (Marseille - Chelsea) £33.15m
David Luiz (Paris St Germain - Chelsea) £32.73m
Eric Bailly (Villarreal - Man Utd) £32.3m
N'Golo Kante (Leicester - Chelsea) £30.43m
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle - Tottenham) £29.75m
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras - Man City) £27m **
Christian Benteke {Liverpool - C Palace) £26.52m
Islam Slimani (S Lisbon - Leicester City)  £25.5m
Yannick Bolasie (C Palace - Everton) £24.57m
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle - Liverpool) £23.38m
Ilkay Gündogan (B Dortmund - Man City) £22.95m
Andre Ayew (Swansea - West Ham) £20.49m
Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar - Tottenham) £18.79m

The final table in outlay order.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 05)

A quick turnaround this week as the football season goes 7 days a week.
Games spread over 3 days again this week starting on Friday night at Stamford bridge. 5 games on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday.

Chelsea v Liverpool

Hull v Arsenal
Leicester v Burnley
Man City v Bournemouth
West Brom v West Ham
Everton v Middlesbrough

Watford v Man Utd
C Palace v Stoke
Southampton v Swansea
Tottenham v Sunderland

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 04)

A bit late but here is week 4 after the break. 8 games on Saturday, 1 on Sunday and 1 on Monday.
The big game is obviously the Manc derby with the 2 highest spending teams and 2 most high profile managers, no Aguerro after his 3 match ban will level the field.
Hoping West Ham get their season going finally with a few players back?

Man Utd v Man City
Arsenal v Southampton
Bournemouth v West Brom
Burnley v Hull
Middlesbrough v C Palace
Stoke v Tottenham
West Ham v Watford
Liverpool v Leicester
Swansea v Chelsea
Sunderland v Everton

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 03)

8 Games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday this week, then it's International injury week :)
Can West Ham repeat last seasons amazing win at City or will the injury hit Hammers still have 11 fit players after a Thursday Euro game?
Several hard to call games and I suppose the top game is Hull v Man Utd?

Tottenham v Liverpool
Chelsea v Burnley
C Palace v Bournemouth
Everton v Stoke
Leicester v Swansea
Southampton v Sunderland
Watford v Arsenal
Hull v Man Utd

West Brom v Middlesbrough
Man City v West Ham

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Premier Predictions (Week 02)

Week 2 and the games are over 3 days again, but this week it's Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Man U game starts the week on Friday night for some reason?
Last years top 2 play on Saturday night both needing points after losing their opening game.

Man Utd v Southampton
Stoke v Man City
Burnley v Liverpool
Swansea v Hull
Tottenham v C Palace
Watford v Chelsea   
West Brom v Everton    
Leicester v Arsenal
Sunderland v Middlesbrough
West Ham v Bournemouth

Good Luck All :)

Someone Needs Glasses

So Costa says he was going for the ball and Anthony Taylor says it was a genuine attempt for the ball so no need for a yellow card?
I think the pair of them need a trip to Specsavers. :(