Middlesbrough v Spurs post-mortem

Middlesbrough 2 Spurs 1 Vantage Point: Setanta Sports, big screen TV. Middlesbrough Jones, Wheater, Huth, Pogatetz, Taylor, Aliadiere, Shawky, O’Neil, Downing, Alves (Mido 82), Sanli (Digard 72). Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Emnes, Adam Johnson, Williams, Grounds. Booked: Digard. Goals: Wheater 71, Mido 86. Spurs Gomes, Zokora, Dawson, Woodgate, Assou-Ekotto (O’Hara 76), Lennon (Bale 65), Jenas, […]

EPL Review [02 Mar 2008]

Champions league chase Even though the media like to paint the chase for the Champions League spot as an open battle between three teams, in reality Liverpool are likely to predictably claim it. The reason? Benitez has finally started playing his key players in league games. Reina, Carragher, Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano and Torres all started […]

The Way I See the Premiership 2006/2007

My (sometime) annual indulgence Ok so I missed out doing this last year due to laziness issues.  Maybe I was bored by the whole Chelsea circus which turned the Premiership in to a Hollywood remake of a superior Japanese movie where everyone knew the ending. But perhaps this season is going to be a little […]

Premiership Season Review 2003/4

Premiership season review How wrong did I get my Premiership preview this season? Read on… Arsenal Predicted: 3 / Actual: 1 What I said: No money for players…Wenger must have thought about walking away…too many bit-part under-achievers in the squad…Stepanovs and Cygan need to start shining…how will the back four react to Lehmann? What happened?: […]

The Way I See the Premiership 2003/4

Premiership season preview It’s that time of year again – the one where I show myself to be the worst predictor since Nostradamus. So in alphabetical order here is how I see the league turning out. Arsenal Last season (LS): 2nd In: Phillippe Senderos (Servette, undisc.), Gael Clichy (Cannes, £250,000), Jens Lehmann (Borussia Dortmund, £1.5m). […]

Premiership 2001: A new front-ear

I know best Premiership Season 2001/2002 is almost upon us. It’s not been the most exciting of pre-seasons with few big name transfers to get the blood flowing. But it does promise to be an interesting battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place as United once again take the piss out of everyone else in […]

Improvement or improvisation

Fortress The White Hart Lane fortress continued to evolve this weekend as Mighty Spurs (sic) recorded a pretty good victory over an inconsistent Liverpool side whose title aspirations look to be disappearing as rapidly as Brad Friedel’s hairline (and career). The line ups Tottenham lined up as below Sullivan Perry Young Thelwell Carr Clemence Anderton […]

Making a crystal balls of it

Here we go again Well, it’s time again – the Premiership has kicked off and it’s time for me to tell you how it’s all going to end. I didn’t actually distinguish myself with last seasons predictions. I did get Spurs top scorer right (Iversen – actual goals 16, predicted 11) and I was one […]

I never make predictions, and I never will

Year 2000 and beyond As we move towards the new millenium, many have predicted a bleak future. Tales of death and destruction are rife from bible prophecies, to Nostradamus’ little ditties. Well it’s all poppycock. I now exclusively reveal the future as it will unfold during the next 12 months or so. That’s right, it’s […]