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September 18, 2009

It’s that time of the week again, folks. The best brains at Reuters Soccer Blog are off, so it’s just the usual crew of no-hopers here to embarrass ourselves trying to predict the outcome of the weekend Premier League action, and with no help from that lottery bobbins bloke.

To recap: with one point available for getting a correct result — and make that a whopping five for the correct score — there are at least 50 points up for grabs each week. Given that most teams have played five matches the total number of points a perfect tipster would have got by now would be well over 200.

Nobody’s perfect, of course (The Beatles released Wild Honey Pie, remember) but you might expect someone to have done a bit better than the following rogue’s gallery:

Reuters Soccer Blog: Kevin Fylan 35, Paul Radford 34, Patrick Johnston 34, Simon Evans 32, Miles Evans 30, Mitch Phillips 24, Mike Collett 18, Neil Maidment 14, Julien Pretot 14, Asia Sports Desk 10, Mark Meadows 8

The Rest of the World: How are you doing? Maid? Chipking? Angel? Have you overtaken us yet?

Now, just to add a bit of spice here, I’m introducing a Game of the Weekend feature, which will carry double points for anyone getting it right, de-merits for those getting it wrong and other bonuses and penalties entirely at my whim and discretion.

This week, it’s Manchester United v Manchester City. So choose your score carefully…

Burnley  v Sunderland: Patrick Johnston: 0-2; Mike Collett: 2-2; Asian Sports Desk: 1-1; Kevin Fylan: 2-0; Miles Evans: 1-1; Justin Palmer: 2-2; Simon Evans: 1-0; Neil Maidment: 1-2; Mark Meadows: 0-1; Paul Radford: 1-2; Mitch Phillips: 3-2; Julien Pretot: 2-2

Arsenal v Wigan Athletic: Patrick Johnston: 3-1; Mike Collett: 4-1; Asian Sports Desk: 3-1; Kevin Fylan: 2-1; Miles Evans: 3-0; Justin Palmer: 2-0; Simon Evans: 4-1; Neil Maidment: 3-0; Mark Meadows: 2-0; Paul Radford: 1-1; Mitch Phillips: 4-0; Julien Pretot: 4-1 

Aston Villa v Portsmouth: Patrick Johnston: 3-1; Mike Collett: 3-0; Asian Sports Desk: 3-0; Kevin Fylan: 1-0; Miles Evans: 2-2; Justin Palmer: 3-0; Simon Evans: 2-0; Neil Maidment: 3-0; Mark Meadows: 1-0; Paul Radford: 3-0; Mitch Phillips: 1-0; Julien Pretot: 2-0 

Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City: Patrick Johnston: 0-1; Mike Collett: 0-1; Asian Sports Desk: 0-1; Kevin Fylan: 1-2; Miles Evans: 1-3; Justin Palmer: 2-1; Simon Evans: 1-1; Neil Maidment: 1-1; Mark Meadows: 2-1; Paul Radford: 1-0; Mitch Phillips: 0-0; Julien Pretot: 0-1 

Hull City v Birmingham City: Patrick Johnston: 2-0; Mike Collett: 0-0; Asian Sports Desk: 2-2; Kevin Fylan: 1-2; Miles Evans: 1-2; Justin Palmer: 1-1; Simon Evans: 1-1; Neil Maidment: 1-0; Mark Meadows: 0-0; Paul Radford: 1-1; Mitch Phillips: 0-0; Julien Pretot: 1-0 

West Ham United v Liverpool: Patrick Johnston: 1-1; Mike Collett: 1-2; Asian Sports Desk: 1-2; Kevin Fylan: 2-1; Miles Evans: 2-1; Justin Palmer: 1-3; Simon Evans: 2-2; Neil Maidment: 0-2; Mark Meadows: 1-3; Paul Radford: 1-2; Mitch Phillips: 0-1; Julien Pretot: 1-2 

Playing on Sunday

Manchester United v Manchester City: Patrick Johnston: 3-1; Mike Collett: 2-1; Asian Sports Desk: 1-2; Kevin Fylan: 4-0; Miles Evans: 2-0; Justin Palmer: 2-0; Simon Evans: 1-2; Neil Maidment: 2-1; Mark Meadows: 2-1; Paul Radford: 3-0; Mitch Phillips: 1-0; Julien Pretot: 2-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham: Patrick Johnston: 1-2; Mike Collett: 2-1; Asian Sports Desk: 1-1; Kevin Fylan: 0-0; Miles Evans: 1-1; Justin Palmer: 1-1; Simon Evans: 0-0; Neil Maidment: 0-2; Mark Meadows: 1-1; Paul Radford: 1-2; Mitch Phillips: 1-0; Julien Pretot: 1-2

Everton v Blackburn Rovers: Patrick Johnston: 2-0; Mike Collett: 0-0; Asian Sports Desk: 2-1; Kevin Fylan: 2-0; Miles Evans: 3-1; Justin Palmer: 3-1; Simon Evans: 2-1; Neil Maidment: 2-0; Mark Meadows: 1-0; Paul Radford: 4-1; Mitch Phillips: 1-1; Julien Pretot: 3-1 

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Patrick Johnston: 3-1; Mike Collett: 1-1; Asian Sports Desk: 4-1; Kevin Fylan: 2-2; Miles Evans: 2-0; Justin Palmer: 2-1; Simon Evans: 2-1; Neil Maidment: 2-1; Mark Meadows: 2-1; Paul Radford: 2-1; Mitch Phillips: 2-2; Julien Pretot: 2-0

We’d love it, love it, if you have a go as well … Who knows, if we get plenty of entries we might start thinking about prizes…

Canary Wharf Kev

SOCCER PIC OF THE WEEK: Austria Vienna’s Szabolcs Safar fails to save a ball from Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente (not pictured) during their Europa League match at San Mames in Bilbao, September 17, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Zolles

Comments

An excellent chance to make up some ground on all those above me although the double points is a great offer i feel that having only got 2 perfects all year so far i may struggle again this week lol for the special game i predict a united win 2 goals to the good. i feel adebayors absence and other injuries to their front men they will fire a blank this week.as for the others i feel it could be a goal feast or i hope neways.Burnley v Sunderland 0-3 (have to fancy bent to score at least 2)Arsenal v Wigan Athletic 4-1Aston Villa v Portsmouth 3-1Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City 1-1Hull City v Birmingham City 0-1West Ham United v Liverpool 0-2Manchester United v Manchester City 2-0Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham 1-3Everton v Blackburn Rovers 3-0Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 2-2

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive
 

oh dear oh dear. not much money on manchester city. oh ye of little faith.Burnley v Sunderland 0-0 (have to fancy bent to score at least 2)Arsenal v Wigan Athletic 4-0Aston Villa v Portsmouth 2-1Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City 0-2Hull City v Birmingham City 1-1West Ham United v Liverpool 0-3Manchester United v Manchester City 1-3Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham 1-1Everton v Blackburn Rovers 1-0Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 2-4City!

Posted by dan daren't | Report as abusive
 

arsenal 3-0 wiganvilla 2-1 pompeybolton 1-1 stokeburnley 0-1 sunderlandchelsea 2-1 spurseverton 1-1 blackburnhull 1-2 brumunited 1-0 citywest ham 0-2 poolwolves 1-1 super whiteshave lost track of where i was last week so will have to have a look over previous blogs to get an overall score, cant see any real surprises this weekend and HOPING adebayors absence will be felt by city

Posted by maid | Report as abusive
 

Thanks guys. Loss of Adebayor has to be a big blow, surely (but lots of potential for bonus points if they somehow contrive a win without him).Interesting comments from Sir Alex this morning saying Liverpool v United will always be a bigger match than City v united.Did that sting City fans, I wonder…

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive
 

the master of mind games is at it again, but it could have an adverse affect and inspire the city players to go there and get a result..

Posted by maid | Report as abusive
 

Burnley v Sunderland 1-0Arsenal v Wigan Athletic 3-1Aston Villa v Portsmouth 2-0Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City 1-1Hull City v Birmingham City 2-2West Ham United v Liverpool 1-2Manchester United v Manchester City 3-2Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham 0-0Everton v Blackburn Rovers 2-0Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 3-3

Posted by UTV | Report as abusive
 

Nice Blog,Please visit Mine! :) http://soccertips29.com

 

Greetings from Portugal and daily reader of your blog. Before the predictions, may I suggest in the Uefa CL and new Europe Cup for you to have live results posted here?Now for my 1st prediction of all times:Burnley v Sunderland: 0-1Arsenal v Wigan Athletic: 2-0Aston Villa v Portsmouth: 1-2Hull City v Birmingham: 0-0West Ham United v Liverpool: 2-1Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City: 3-0Manchester United v Manchester City: 2-1Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham: 1-0Everton [in the same group of Benfica] v Blackburn Rovers: 1-1Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: 3-1lets see if i can do better than you guys!

Posted by SlBenfica | Report as abusive
 

The Pixies did do a much better version of Wild Honey Pie – Liverpool to win 0-4.

 

Burnley v Sunderland: 0-2Arsenal v Wigan Athletic: 3-1Aston Villa v Portsmouth: 1-2Hull City v Birmingham: 0-1West Ham United v Liverpool: 1-1Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City: 2-0Manchester United v Manchester City: 1-2Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham: 1-1Everton [in the same group of Benfica] v Blackburn Rovers: 1-0Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: 2-1

Posted by Ali | Report as abusive
 

Mmm…I think that 4-3 at Old Trafford will ruin all these predictions.http://spanishlaliga.wordpre ss.com/

 

Oh dear oh dear. I’m just working out the scores now and there should be a few red faces around Reuters Soccer Blog Towers.Thanks to the new entries and dok, that was said with a certain amount of glee, wasn’t it?

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive
 

I think Interesting comments from Sir Alex this morning saying Liverpool v United will always be a bigger match than City v united.

 

Nice blog. I love soccer. I am great fan of Arsenal.Its a great game.

 

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