UPDATE: Predicting the scores — round 12

November 10, 2009

TUESDAY UPDATE: Whatever you think about the penalty which gave Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Birmingham, it certainly made a difference to our prediction league.

Miles Evans got a full five points for correctly predicting that score while he was even more pleased that John Terry ignored some newspaper headlines and secured a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Manchester United.

That game was our double pointer for the weekend so Miles received 10 points and finished as our top scorer for the weekend with 16 overall to jump into fifth place.

One of our contributors, Sean, did even better because he even specified that Terry would grab the only goal with a header. Where’s your crystal ball, Sean? I desperately need it! Have an extra five points.

Here are the updated scores for the Reuters Soccer Blog panel. Please let us know how you did in the comments.

Reuters Soccer Blog panel: Patrick Johnston 117, Paul Radford 102, Mitch Phillips 93, Mike Collett 88, Miles Evans 86, Simon Evans 85, Kevin Fylan 78, Mark Meadows 77, Julien Pretot 74, Neil Maidment 67, Asia Sports Desk 55, Justin Palmer 38, Martyn Herman 28, Sonia Oxley 26    

Mark Meadows
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LAST WEEK’S POST: Where would we be without Fridays and the chance to show the world just how much you know about football? Well, you’ll find out next weekend because it’s the international break, so please, make the most of it today.

Reuters Soccer Blog had a pretty good week last week, as we ran riot with a series of excellent scores. Not me, though. I think I managed five, and I’m falling back into mid-table mediocrity faster than you can say Rafa Benitez and Andriy Voronin.

To briefly recap: have a go at picking the score for this weekend’s matches in England’s Premier League. You get a point for every correct result, but make that five points if you get the score spot on. We’re doing so badly as a panel that you can join in any time and be sure of catching us up within a few weeks. Don’t be shy!

Here’s the way we stand at the moment:

Reuters Soccer Blog panel: Patrick Johnston 105, Mitch Phillips 89, Paul Radford 87, Mike Collett 76, Simon Evans 74, Mark Meadows 72, Kevin Fylan 71, Miles Evans 70, Julien Pretot 69, Neil Maidment 62, Asia Sports Desk 53, Justin Palmer 38, Martyn Herman 20, Sonia Oxley 10 (plus belated bonus from last week, =15)

Fraid I’ve lost count of the Rest of the World scores but please let me know where you stand. And don’t forget to add in your score from Wednesday…

One final thing: Double points this week on Chelsea v Man Utd, and bonus points available for predicting goals from the Drogmeister or Berbatov. You can lose points as well, though… so think carefully!

SATURDAY:

Aston Villa v Bolton: Patrick Johnston 3-1, Mitch Phillips 3-1, Paul Radford 3-1, Mike Collett 2-0, Simon Evans 2-0, Mark Meadows 2-1, Kevin Fylan 1-1, Miles Evans 2-2, Julien Pretot 2-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Asia Sports Desk 2-0, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 2-0, Sonia Oxley 1-0

Blackburn v Portsmouth: Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 2-0, Paul Radford 2-0, Mike Collett 1-2, Simon Evans 0-0, Mark Meadows 1-1, Kevin Fylan 1-2, Miles Evans 1-3, Julien Pretot 2-2, Neil Maidment 1-3, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 1-2, Sonia Oxley 1-2

Man City v Burnley: Patrick Johnston 3-0, Mitch Phillips 2-0, Paul Radford 4-0, Mike Collett 2-1, Simon Evans 2-2, Mark Meadows 2-0, Kevin Fylan 4-1, Miles Evans 3-1, Julien Pretot 2-0, Neil Maidment 3-1, Asia Sports Desk 3-1, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 4-1, Sonia Oxley 3-1

Spurs v Sunderland: Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Paul Radford 1-1, Mike Collett 1-1, Simon Evans 3-1, Mark Meadows 3-2, Kevin Fylan 3-0, Miles Evans 1-1, Julien Pretot 2-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 2-1, Sonia Oxley 2-1

Wolves v Arsenal: Patrick Johnston 1-4, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Paul Radford 1-3, Mike Collett 1-3, Simon Evans 1-2, Mark Meadows 0-3, Kevin Fylan 0-3, Miles Evans 1-2, Julien Pretot 0-2, Neil Maidment 0-4, Asia Sports Desk 0-2, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 1-4, Sonia Oxley 1-3

SUNDAY:

Chelsea v Man Utd: Patrick Johnston 1-1, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Paul Radford 2-0, Mike Collett 1-0, Simon Evans 3-2, Mark Meadows 2-0, Kevin Fylan 2-2 (one for Drog, one for Berba), Miles Evans 1-0, Julien Pretot 2-1, Neil Maidment 2-0, Asia Sports Desk 2-2, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 1-1, Sonia Oxley 2-1 (two goals for Drogba)

Hull v Stoke: Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 1-0, Paul Radford 1-1, Mike Collett 0-2, Simon Evans 2-2, Mark Meadows 0-0, Kevin Fylan 1-2, Miles Evans 1-2, Julien Pretot 1-1, Neil Maidment 0-1, Asia Sports Desk 0-1, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 0-2, Sonia Oxley 2-0

West Ham v Everton: Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 2-1, Paul Radford 1-2, Mike Collett 1-1, Simon Evans 3-1, Mark Meadows 2-1, Kevin Fylan 1-2, Miles Evans 2-0, Julien Pretot 1-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 2-3, Sonia Oxley 2-2

Wigan v Fulham: Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Paul Radford 1-1, Mike Collett 0-1, Simon Evans 1-1, Mark Meadows 0-1, Kevin Fylan 1-0, Miles Evans 2-0, Julien Pretot 0-1, Neil Maidment 1-2, Asia Sports Desk 2-0, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 2-0, Sonia Oxley 1-1

MONDAY:

Liverpool v Birmingham: Patrick Johnston 2-0, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Paul Radford 3-0, Mike Collett 3-0, Simon Evans 4-1, Mark Meadows 1-0, Kevin Fylan 4-0, Miles Evans 2-2, Julien Pretot 3-1, Neil Maidment 2-0, Asia Sports Desk 2-0, Justin Palmer , Martyn Herman 2-1, Sonia Oxley 4-0

PHOTO: Dirk Kuyt tots up his points during the Champions League draw with Olympique Lyon at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

18 comments

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I have no faith whatsover in my picks this week. I’ve lost me mojo…

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Aston Villa v Bolton, 2-1
Blackburn v Portsmouth, 3-1
Chelsea v Man Utd, 1-0john terry, header from a corner
Hull v Stoke, 1-2
Liverpool v Birmingham 2-0
Man City v Burnley, 1-0
Tottenham v Sunderland 3-0
West Ham v Everton, 1-1
Wigan v Fulham, 1-1
Wolverhampton v Arsenal 1-3

not feeling confident this week, hard to pick because of a unpredictable season so far.

Posted by sean | Report as abusive

Funny, isn’t it? Sometimes I feel like putting 4-0 for all of them and hoping for the best.

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

villa 2-0 bolton
blackburn 1-1 pompey
chelsea 2-1 united (drogba, ballack and rooney)
hull 1-2 stoke
liverpool 3-0 brum
city 4-0 burnley
spurs 1-1 sunderland
west ham 1-2 everton
wigan 0-0 fulham
wolves 0-2 arsenal

Lets hope the referee for fulhams game at wigan is a little less card happy than the one that cheated us out of a great result away at roma last night!

Posted by maid | Report as abusive

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i can tell that match hurt, maid! one of my colleagues at reuters, a fulham fan, hasn’t even come in today!

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

i dont think it would of been half as bad if we hadnt gone one nil up but then we dared to dream unfortunatley, still its been an unbelievable experience, being at the cottage when we were 15 seconds away from beating AS Roma is something I’ll never forget!

Posted by maid | Report as abusive

football has a habit of doing that to you, doesn’t it?

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Yeah it really does and being a fulham fan I know all about the highs and lows of premier league football, one example that sticks out in my mind is losing to hull and blackburn at home last season in games I attended and then I had to work the following Saturday when we triumphed over man united, sods laws aye!

Posted by maid | Report as abusive

Drogba 0 berbatov 0 but united to sneak it with a last minute goal from anlikely source like Michael Owen.

Posted by Reese w | Report as abusive

Aston Villa v Bolton, 3-1
Blackburn v Portsmouth, 0-2
Chelsea v Man Utd, 2-1 lampard,drogba, none for berbs think scholes may sneak one if involved.
Hull v Stoke, 0-2
Liverpool v Birmingham 2-0
Man City v Burnley, 4-1
Tottenham v Sunderland 2-2
West Ham v Everton, 2-1
Wigan v Fulham, 1-3
Wolverhampton v Arsenal 0-4

Lost count as well of score have to have a recheck.
i see patrick is playing the waiting game or does he check all the scores of his challengers before sending in his???

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive

Chipking thank-you for your concern but the truth is I have no interest in other peoples predictions, when you have a talent for picking results like i do then you just learn to trust your instinct

Posted by Patrick | Report as abusive

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chelsea winning 3 0 utd. i can see that happingin, liverpool will draw. and arsenal would prob win. think arsenal wil hve a big away score. 6 nil. sorry wolves.

Posted by mosh | Report as abusive

I know its last moment but here’s my predictions:

villa 2-0 bolton
blackburn 0-1 Portsmouth
chelsea 2-2 united
hull 1-0 stoke
liverpool 2-0 birmingham
Man city 2-0 burnley
spurs 1-2 sunderland
west ham 1-1 everton
wigan 2-0 fulham
wolves 0-3 arsenal

Posted by UTV | Report as abusive

loving my double pointer for the chelsea game with me predicting a 1.0 win with a john terry header. so far for this game week i have got myself 23 points, with the liverpool game still to go.

Posted by sean | Report as abusive

Sean, you are a god… and there may be more bonus points for a prediction like that when i do the reckoning tomorrow morning

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

game week of 28 points, if only i could do that every week.
that was my game week 6 as i started abit late, giving me a score of 69 so far.

Posted by sean | Report as abusive

you win this round sean but im determined not to be overtaken by someone who started 5 weeks after me, if that does happen i might have to turn to cricket.. dont make me do that

Posted by maid | Report as abusive