Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Premier Predictions (Week 24)

8 Games on Saturday, 1 on Sunday and 1 on Monday.
Possibilities of a few changes in the bottom 12, and City's chasers all have away games.

Brighton v Chelsea
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Man Utd
Everton v WBA
Leicester v Watford
Stoke v Huddersfield
West Ham v Bournemouth
Man City v Newcastle
Southampton v Tottenham
Swansea v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

R.I.P Cyrile Regis

Sad to hear that former West Brom star Cyrille Regis died today at only 59 years of age :(

Remember seeing him many times during his heyday, back in the days when West Brom were one of the best teams to watch with Regis, Tony "Bomber" Brown and Laurie Cunningham all playing.
Loved that Green and Yellow kit, I remember my Sunday league team voting that the kit we wanted to wear, but the boss said we could only afford a plain blue kit :(

Anyway this is an excuse to watch again one of the greatest games in my memory, when the Baggies went to Old Trafford and smashed Man U by 5-3 which included some stunning goals, and none better than Cyrille Regis' hitting the 5th.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Premier Predictions (Week 23)

Back to the league games after a short break.
7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one on Monday.
Liverpool v Man City is the stand out game with Liverpool needing the points more.

Chelsea v Leicester
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Huddersfield v West Ham
Newcastle v Swansea
Watford v Southampton
WBA v Brighton
Tottenham v Everton
Bournemouth v Arsenal
Liverpool v Man City
Man Utd v Stoke

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

F.A Cup Predictions 2018

Season no.3 of the F.A Cup predictions Competition, totally separate from the Premier League competition. All welcome to join :)

Rules - 3 points for a correct score, 1 point for a correct result.
Scores after 90 minutes only (not including extra time and penalties) to avoid complaints, Not going to include replays only first matches.
Round 3 x 32 games, Round 4 x 16 games, Round 5 x 8 games etc. So a total of 63 games
Winner will be whoever scores the most at the end .. simple :)

First Set - Matches start Friday, through to Monday.

Liverpool v Everton
Man Utd v Derby
Fleetwood v Leicester
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Aston Villa v Peterborough
Birmingham v Burton
Blackburn v Hull
Bolton v Huddersfield
Bournemouth v Wigan
Brentford v Notts Co
Cardiff v Mansfield
Carlisle v Sheffield Wed
Coventry v Stoke
Doncaster v Rochdale
Exeter v WBA
Fulham v Southampton
Ipswich v Sheffield Utd
Man City v Burnley
Millwall v Barnsley
Newcastle v Luton
QPR v MK Dons
Stevenage v Reading
Watford v Bristol C
Wolves v Swansea
Wycombe v Preston
Yeovil v Bradford
Norwich v Chelsea
Newport v Leeds
Shrewsbury v West Ham
Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon
Nottingham F v Arsenal
Brighton v Crystal Palace

Good Luck All :)

Previous Winners:
2016 - Biopunk 61 Pts
2017 - Paul 51 Pts

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 19 + 20 + 21 + 22)

Mega Christmas Post.
🎄 ☃️ ⚽️ 🍺 🎅🏻
4 weeks in one, to cover the entire Christmas period.
Just in case your all too blotto to type 😆

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Already got Longy's predictions, so the rest of you can add yours whenever you like (I'll try to keep up).

Week 19
(Friday 22nd December to Saturday 23rd December)

Arsenal v Liverpool
Everton v Chelsea
Brighton v Watford
Man City v Bournemouth
Southampton v Huddersfield
Stoke v WBA
Swansea v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Newcastle
Burnley v Tottenham
Leicester v Man Utd
Week 20
(Tuesday 26th December to Thursday 28th December)

Tottenham v Southampton
Bournemouth v West Ham
Chelsea v Brighton
Huddersfield v Stoke
Man Utd v Burnley
Watford v Leicester
WBA v Everton
Liverpool v Swansea
Newcastle v Man City
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Week 21
(Saturday 30th December to Sunday 31st December)

Bournemouth v Everton
Chelsea v Stoke
Huddersfield v Burnley
Liverpool v Leicester
Newcastle v Brighton
Watford v Swansea
Man Utd v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Man City
WBA v Arsenal
Week 22
(Monday 1st January 2018 to Thursday 4th January 2018)

Brighton v Bournemouth
Burnley v Liverpool
Leicester v Huddersfield
Stoke v Newcastle
Everton v Man Utd
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Tottenham
West Ham v WBA
Man City v Watford
Arsenal v Chelsea
Tottenham v West Ham

Good Luck All 😆

Next post (sometime early in the New Year) will be an FA Cup special.

Season's Greetings

Fantasy Football Update

Predictions League

Fantasy Premier League

Over 5 Million players worldwide and 6 of them are in the NBTF League

Telegraph Fantasy Football

The NBTF League is still doing reasonably well (a high of 5th)
Currently 31st out of 546 leagues.
Richard still leading the way, Terry still has the minor places (all in front of my best placed team in 24th).

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 18)

A quick turnaround as Week 18 starts on Saturday.
7 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one on Monday night.
The biggie is Tottenham going to City on Saturday night.

Leicester v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Newcastle
Brighton v Burnley
Chelsea v Southampton
Stoke v West Ham
Watford v Huddersfield
Man City v Tottenham

WBA v Man Utd
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Everton v Swansea

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 16 + 17)

Another double header as the Premier League plays catch up after all the International breaks.

Week 16 - 7 games on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.
West Ham v Chelsea could be good in the early game on Saturday.
Sunday has the Merseyside derby with Liverpool in top form against Everton who have improved in the last 2 games. Man City who seem to have gone off the boil lately have their hardest game of the season away to United.

West Ham v Chelsea
Burnley v Watford
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
Huddersfield v Brighton
Swansea v WBA
Tottenham v Stoke
Newcastle v Leicester

Southampton v Arsenal
Liverpool v Everton
Man Utd v Man City

Week 17 - 3 games on Tuesday and 7 on Wednesday.

Burnley v Stoke
Crystal Palace v Watford
Huddersfield v Chelsea

Newcastle v Everton
Southampton v Leicester
Swansea v Man City
Liverpool v WBA
Man Utd v Bournemouth
Tottenham v Brighton
West Ham v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

Champions League Last 16

16 Qualifiers for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ties played mid February next year.

England - Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham
Spain - Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla
Italy - Juventus, Roma
France - Paris SG
Germany - Bayern Munich
Portugal - FC Porto
Switzerland - FC Basel
Turkey - Besiktas
Ukraine - Shakhtar Donetsk

Thursday, 30 November 2017

World Cup Draw

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Egypt.
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark.
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia.
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, England, Tunisia
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

Premier Predictions (Week 15)

Straight on with week 15
8 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

Arsenal v Man U looks the pick of the games with the usual Wenger v Mourinho hate fest.
Rafa returns to Chelsea where he should get a warm welcome :)
West Ham go to City with the only bright spot being that Hart can't play, might risk a quid on the world's most unlikely result? 😆

Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce both start new jobs, both considered not good enough for the Hammers but they have been trusted to keep their new teams above us, while we have ended up with Moyes??
Bilic, Grant and Roeder should brush up their CV's for when Swansea are looking for a new boss.

Chelsea v Newcastle
Brighton v Liverpool
Everton v Huddersfield
Leicester v Burnley
Stoke v Swansea
Watford v Tottenham
WBA v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Man Utd

Bournemouth v Southampton
Man City v West Ham

Good Luck All 👍 😉 ⚽️

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 13 + 14)

2 weeks for the price of one.

Week 13 - 1 game Friday, 6 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday.
Kicks off with Moyes's home debut, odds are on him being booed off at half time I reckon.
Big game on Saturday is Liverpool v Chelsea, and can West Brom cope without Pulis pulling the strings?
Sunday sees Arsenal facing the Dyche machine

West Ham v Leicester

Crystal Palace v Stoke
Man Utd v Brighton
Newcastle v Watford
Swansea v Bournemouth
Tottenham v WBA
Liverpool v Chelsea

Southampton v Everton
Burnley v Arsenal
Huddersfield v Man City

Week 14 - 4 games on Tuesday, 6 on Wedenesday.

Brighton v Crystal Palace
Leicester v Tottenham
Watford v Man Utd
WBA v Newcastle

Arsenal v Huddersfield
Bournemouth v Burnley
Chelsea v Swansea
Everton v West Ham
Man City v Southampton
Stoke v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 12)

No more International breaks till next March, so we can finally get going with the season .. and who knows I might actually get a win before then? :)

8 Games on Saturday starting with the North London derby, 1 game on Sunday to see if Scary Moyes can frighten West Ham into a performance? and one game on Monday to wrap things up.

Arsenal v Tottenham
Bournemouth v Huddersfield
Burnley v Swansea
Crystal Palace v Everton
Leicester v Man City
Liverpool v Southampton
WBA v Chelsea
Man Utd v Newcastle
Watford v West Ham
Brighton v Stoke

Good Luck All :)

Next week will be a double week with an early Friday game.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

World Cup 2018

32 Teams qualified for Russia 2018

AFC (Asia and Australia) - Places 5
Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Australia
CAF (Africa) - Places 5
Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco
CONCACAF (North and Central America) - Places 3
Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
CONMEBOL (South America) - Places 5
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru
OFC (Oceania) - Places in Final 0
UEFA (Europe) - Places in Final 13 (+ Hosts)
Russia (Hosts), Belgium, England, France, Iceland, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark
Top Teams Missing out
Netherlands, Bulgaria, Hungary, N Ireland, Czech Rep, Wales, Austria, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey, Rep of  Ireland, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, USA, Chile, Paraguay, Honduras

The World Cup draw date is Friday 1st December

Sunday, 5 November 2017

I'm Scared

Thought Halloween was last week

 photo moyes_zps1c03b5c8.gif

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 11)

Last week before yet another International break.
6 Games on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.

Big games are on Sunday with Mourinho back at Chelsea, and City taking on Arsenal who do have a decent record against them recently.
Daniel Sturridge usually scores against West Ham but let's all hope his scoring drought continues :)

Stoke v Leicester
Huddersfield v WBA
Newcastle v Bournemouth
Southampton v Burnley
Swansea v Brighton
West Ham v Liverpool

Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Man City v Arsenal
Chelsea v Man Utd
Everton v Watford

Good Luck All :)

Fantasy Football Update

Fantasy Premier League: Over 5 Million players worldwide and 6 of them are in the NBTF League.
Unlike our predictions league I am doing pretty well and Paul is having a nightmare :)

Telegraph Fantasy Football
The NBTF League is still near the top of the table (a high of 5th)
Currently 14th out of about 500 leagues, good stuff.

Richard still leading the way, although Terry sneaked in 21 teams before the deadline and is doing pretty well (all in front of my best placed team in 26th).
Although I get the feeling that a lot of the best placed sides have blown a few transfers searching for a manager of the week or month award, my tactic of only replacing injured or non playing players usually means that I have a strong run after Christmas with ¾ of my transfers left?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 10)

Week 10 already, so over a quarter of the season done (and I still haven't got any points).
Finally updated my fixtures grid so I can start taking the Fantasy football seriously after a duff start. Two changes here - West Brom will now be known as WBA, and C Palace will now be Crystal Palace (Obviously), made it easier to type in the fixtures in my spreadsheet.

On to this week, 7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one on Monday night.
Man U v Tottenham is the stand out fixture, will Mourinho park the bus at Old Trafford to stop Kane?
West Ham go to Palace having won their last 3 games there, so with that and Palace's form this season it has to be a win (so I'll probably predict a defeat with my record this season!!).
Can West Brom do a Wolves and stop City scoring? probably not.

Man Utd v Tottenham
Arsenal v Swansea
Crystal Palace v West Ham
Liverpool v Huddersfield
Watford v Stoke
WBA v Man City
Bournemouth v Chelsea

Brighton v Southampton
Leicester v Everton
Burnley v Newcastle

Good Luck All :)

Here's the current table with all the info (including my record equalling crap start)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 09)

Early start this week with a Friday night game between the Hammers and Brighton.
7 games on Saturday and the last 2 on Sunday.
Can the amazing Paulo machine carry on after 6  x 3 pointers in the last 12 predictions? :)
The big game this week appears to be the top 5 clash between Chelsea and Watford? although Tottenham v Liverpool will attract all the pundits.

West Ham v Brighton
Chelsea v Watford
Huddersfield v Man Utd
Man City v Burnley
Newcastle v C Palace
Stoke v Bournemouth
Swansea v Leicester
Southampton v West Brom
Everton v Arsenal
Tottenham v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)