Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 34)

Bumper week this time with 13 games.
Going to be a bit confusing as it's a mixture of league games and Cup ties, plus the games are being played over 6 days. 5 Games on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, 1 Tuesday, 3 Wednesday and 1 Thursday.

Extra rules - The 2 FA Cup semi finals are 90 mins + injury time only (not including extra time and penalties) and will also count towards the Cup competition.

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
Hull v Watford
Swansea v Stoke
West Ham v Everton
Chelsea v Tottenham (FAC)

Burnley v Man Utd
Arsenal v Man City (FAC)
Liverpool v C Palace

Chelsea v Southampton

Arsenal v Leicester
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
C Palace v Tottenham

Man City v Man Utd

For the record 7 teams have 2 games this week, and West Brom don't play at all.
Will probably post the week 35 games before this one finishes just to confuse everyone :)

Good Luck All :)

League Updates

Here is the full prediction table for those playing.















Couldn't find a prediction from Lawro and guest for the Man City v Stoke game a few weeks back, so they are one game down. If it does turn up I will add it in.

These are the current state of the NBTF Leagues in FPL and TFF competitions.
As I am not doing anywhere near as well as last season, I've not been following this that closely and now looking forward to next season.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 33)

Another week flies around, this Easter weekend sees 7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and a Monday game.
Chelsea at Man U is the big one and no doubt Mourinho has his excuses ready blaming the long trip to Belgium midweek, while Chelsea didn't have a game (which is no way his fault) :)
West Ham have their best chance of grabbing the points needed to stay up.
Tottenham have the best chance to keep Chelsea honest while the other contenders have tricky away games.
Swansea, Hull, Boro and Palace all have winnable games which might put pressure on Stoke and Burnley?

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

West Brom v Liverpool
Man Utd v Chelsea

Middlesbrough v Arsenal

Good Luck All and Happy Easter :)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Slightly Annoyed

Don't watch if offended by the F word :)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 32)

Straight on with week 32,
7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, 1 on Monday.

Tottenham v Watford
Man City v Hull
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Stoke v Liverpool
West Brom v Southampton
West Ham v Swansea
Bournemouth v Chelsea

Sunderland v Man Utd
Everton v Leicester

C Palace v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 30 + 31)

Back from Internationals week with a double bill.
Week 30 - 8 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday
Week 31 - 4 Games on Tuesday, 6 on Wednesday

Week 30 opens with the Mersey derby, Lukaku's on form but Everton will miss Seamus Coleman, West Ham badly need something from Hull if we've got any players left. Could be a final chance for Arsenal as they have to beat City to stand any chance of a top 4 finish.

Week 31 the midweek games throws up a couple of biggies, a really big week for Everton who could force their way into the top 4 with 2 wins or possibly fade away, Chelsea meet City who need something to stay in the hunt for 2nd.
Hopefully Arsenal will have a really off day on Wednesday?

Week 30

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

Week 31

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

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 29)

Once upon a time I used to post other football stuff as well as Predictions competitions, also used to do a music and general blog.
But my thought processes seemed to have dried up, I really need to make an effort to get my brain out first gear.

Anyway on with the show :)

Week 29 has 7 games on Saturday, and 3 on Sunday before yet another international break.
Difficult week where nearly all the games could go either way, should be good.
Hopefully Leicester will still be celebrating their excellent European win :)

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

Middlesbrough v Man Utd
Tottenham v Southampton
Man City v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 28) + F.A Cup (Part 4)

Early post this week due to the late rescheduling of the Man City v Stoke game.

This Week it's a totally mixed bag, which now total 9 Games. Five League games and 4 F.A Cup games.
All will count towards this weeks Premier Predictions Competition, the 4 Cup games will also count in the Cup competition (does that make sense) :)
** 90 Minute (+ injury time) score in the Cup Matches only please **
(as these could go to Extra time and Penalties, and that gets too confusing ??)  :)

Wednesday 8th March
Man City v Stoke

Saturday 11th March
Middlesbrough v Man City (FAC)
Bournemouth v West Ham
Everton v West Brom
Hull v Swansea
Arsenal v Lincoln (FAC)

Sunday 12th March
Tottenham v Millwall (FAC)
Liverpool v Burnley

Monday 13th March
Chelsea v Man Utd (FAC)

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 27)

Games over 3 days again this week, 7 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and the big one on Monday.
A small chance some of the chasing pack will make up some ground on Chelsea who should lose on Monday :)
Liverpool v Arsenal is very hard to call, Liverpool usually turn it on against the bigger sides and Arsenal usually fold but both need a win.
Tottenham should have a harder game this week, as Everton are on a good run but who knows?

Man Utd v Bournemouth
Leicester v Hull
Stoke v Middlesbrough
Swansea v Burnley
Watford v Southampton
West Brom v C Palace
Liverpool v Arsenal

Tottenham v Everton
Sunderland v Man City

West Ham v Chelsea

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 26)

Just the 8 Premier league games this week, played over 3 days.
Just to make up the numbers I've added in the League Cup Final (90 Minute score only please, not including extra time if needed).

Chelsea should go 11 points clear with City, Arsenal and Man U not playing this week.
Could be bad news for Leicester if Palace and Hull pull of wins?

Chelsea v Swansea
C Palace v Middlesbrough
Everton v Sunderland
Hull v Burnley
West Brom v Bournemouth
Watford v West Ham

Tottenham v Stoke
Man Utd v Southampton (LCF)

Leicester v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 16 February 2017

F.A Cup Predictions 2017 (Part 3)

Been having trouble posting for some reason? (5th attempt seems to have worked)

 Back to Cup competition this week (sorry it's late)
Just the 8 games, but all interesting.
8 Premier league teams all avoiding each other for a change meaning a few of the smaller teams finally get a big fish.
Odds are that the Prem teams should all go through, but as some of them have been playing reserves in the Cup there is still a chance of slip up's :)
5 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and the dream draw on Monday which could be the biggest story in Cup history (or more likely 5-0 to Arsenal?).

Burnley v Lincoln
Huddersfield v Man City
Middlesbrough v Oxford U
Millwall v Leicester
Wolves v Chelsea
Fulham v Tottenham
Blackburn v Man Utd
Sutton Utd v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

Usual cup rules - 90 minute score (or 98 mins in some cases) no replays included.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 25)

Seven games on Saturday, Two on Sunday, and one on Monday this week.
A couple of potential shocks this week with Arsenal probably thinking about the trip to Munich on Wednesday facing new improved Hull City, and Chelsea going to Burnley who have won their last 7 home games.
Monday's game should be a goal bonanza (I should go for 0-0) ?

Arsenal v Hull
Man Utd v Watford
Middlesbrough v Everton
Stoke v C Palace
Sunderland v Southampton
West Ham v West Brom
Liverpool v Tottenham

Burnley v Chelsea
Swansea v Leicester

Bournemouth v Man City

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 24)

On with the show even though I'm as depressed as hell, West Ham humiliated and I drop to the foot of the predictions table despite outscoring most of my rivals again .... grrr!!!

The first game looks to be the big game, although not as much spice as previous seasons, Arsenal really need it but Chelsea should have enough to win.
The only worry in the other games is that teams near the bottom have all seemed to realise they need to up their game recently, so might be a couple of shocks?
8 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday.

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

Man City v Swansea
Leicester v Man Utd

Good luck all :)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January 2017 Transfers

January Transfer window is now closed, so here's the facts and figures (as far as I can find out)

Big Spenders - Crystal Palace, Man City, Everton
Big Sellers - Chelsea, Man Utd, West Ham
Nice Profits - Chelsea, Man Utd, Watford
Most Players In - Hull 8, Swansea 5
Most Players Out - Everton 15, Chelsea and Middlesbrough 12
Not Buying - Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham

Current biggest transfers :-
Oscar (Chelsea - Shanghai) £51.00m  (Out)
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras - Man City) £27.20m
Dimitri Payet (West Ham - Marseille) £24.91m (Out)
Odion Ighalo (Watford - Changchun Yatai) £19.81m (Out)
Morgan Schneiderlin (Man Utd - Everton) £19.47m
Wilfred Ndidi (Genk - Leicester) £14.96m
Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli - Southampton) £14.45m
Luka Milivojevic (Olympiakos - C Palace) £13.6m
Memphis Depay (Man Utd - Lyon) £13.6m (Out)
Robbie Brady (Norwich - Burnley) £12.84m
Saido Berahino (West Brom - Stoke) £11.82m
Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester - C Palace) £11.73m
Stevan Jovetic (Man City - Inter Milan) £11.48m (Out)
Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland - C Palace) £10.03m
Robert Snodgrass (Hull - West Ham) £10.2m
Jake Livermore (Hull - West Brom) £9.78m

Table includes all the deals I could find and the fees according to the most reliable sources I could find (not the papers who seem to double most prices for a good headline).
There are a small selection of undisclosed deals which have been kept very secret for some reason?

I did read that Jordan Rhodes might have been sold to Sheff Wed by Middlesbrough for £9.5 million, but it was right at the last seconds so might not have gone through? (so not included).




Sunday, 29 January 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 23)

With the Cup still going on it's time to think about this weeks Premier league games, 7 on Tuesday and 3 on Wednesday.
Liverpool v Chelsea looks like the big game, Liverpool with only a 1-0 win at Plymouth from 8 games this year against Chelsea with 14 wins from the last 15, should be an away banker but football doesn't always work that way?
West Ham will be hoping for a much better performance than that disaster in the Cup (couldn't be worse hopefully).
Some of the African players will be back this week.

Arsenal v Watford
Bournemouth v C Palace
Burnley v Leicester
Middlesbrough v West Brom
Sunderland v Tottenham
Swansea v Southampton
Liverpool v Chelsea

West Ham v Man City
Man Utd v Hull
Stoke v Everton

Monday, 23 January 2017

F.A Cup Predictions 2017 (Part 2)

Here we go with the second part of the FA Cup predictions starting on Friday night.
1 Game on Friday, 11 on Saturday and the final 4 on Sunday.
The draw has been unkind to the smaller teams but still a few possible shocks, especially if the Premier league teams keep playing under strength sides.

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 including replays only first matches -

Derby v Leicester
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Liverpool v Wolves
Blackburn v Blackpool
Burnley v Bristol C
Chelsea v Brentford
C Palace v Man City
Lincoln v Brighton
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Oxford U v Newcastle
Rochdale v Huddersfield
Tottenham v Wycombe
Southampton v Arsenal
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Millwall v Watford
Fulham v Hull
Sutton v Leeds
Man Utd v Wigan

Current scores after the first part - Paul 23, Paulo 20, Lee 18, Biopunk 15, Longy forgot :)

Good Luck All :)

League Updates

Here's the complete Predictions table for those playing.


Here are the NBTF Fantasy Tables (FPL and TFF)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 22)

Another exciting week of the Premier League :)
Big game of the week is under-performing Man City against over-performing Tottenham, Pep Guardiola has managed to make a very expensive City team look pretty average, while Pochettino is getting better every year, making some pretty average players play like world beaters.
The rest of the title contenders look to have pretty easy games, but you never know.
West Ham need to build on last weeks excellent performance at smog city, which has not been a happy hunting ground in previous visits (although we did win there the last time we played).

Liverpool v Swansea
Bournemouth v Watford
C Palace v Everton
Middlesbrough v West Ham
Stoke v Man Utd
West Brom v Sunderland
Man City v Tottenham

Southampton v Leicester
Arsenal v Burnley
Chelsea v Hull

Good Luck All :)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Payet

Oh well that's another football love affair ending in a bitter divorce :(
One good season and a good Euro's for France and suddenly he's too good for us, so he's refused to play anymore.
The problem with modern footballers, their only loyalty is to their bank balance.
So he joins the ever growing list of football Judas's off for a bigger pay packet somewhere else.
Hopefully after 6 months of sitting on his arse collecting his £120k a week we can at least get back what we paid for him?

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 21)

Back to the Premier league after last weeks Cup damp squib.
8 Games Saturday and 2 more on Sunday.
Could be a good week with the two Manc v Scouse matches on Sunday, and a possibility of some upsets in the Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea games.
Oh and Big Fat Sam should get a warm reception at the Stratford Bowl :)

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

Good Luck All (especially Me, Paulo or Longy) hehe :)