UPDATE: Derby fever hits the predictions league

November 30, 2009

Monday update: You would think 14 games into the season we would have learnt who was likely to beat who in the Premier League. Sadly not. I did OK for a change but only Martyn Herman really covered himself in glory with two five pointers for Villa 1-1 Spurs and Manchester City collecting yet another draw against Hull City.

But I wouldn’t celebrate like Jimmy Bullard just yet, Martyn, you’re still third bottom.

So how did you do? Let us know in the comments. If you predicted at least one Drogba goal you can have a bonus point but I doubt anybody thought Rooney would get a hat-trick. As for Liverpool actually winning, well they had to get a flukey deflection sometime…

Updated Reuters Soccer Blog panel scores: Patrick Johnston 134, Mitch Phillips 118, Paul Radford 113, Mike Collett 105, Mark Meadows 99, Simon Evans 95, Kevin Fylan 91, Miles Evans 89, Neil Maidment 88, Asia Sports Desk 75, Julien Pretot 74, Martyn Herman 61, Justin Palmer 41, Sonia Oxley 31 (bonus point for getting predictions in early)

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Friday post: Some bumper Premier League matches this weekend but will that mean we’ll be seeing bumper points totals in our predictions competition?

A Merseyside derby is probably the last match Liverpool’s Rafa Benitez wanted and if they lose, it will surely be the worse week of his managerial career. Club bosses say his job is safe but bottom side Portsmouth also gave their backing to Paul Hart just a few weeks ago…

New Pompey manager Avram Grant takes on Manchester United hoping it turns out better than the last time he met them in Moscow (see photo).

Oh, and I almost forgot, it’s Arsenal v Chelsea too! Let’s make that our double pointer this week. Remember you get one point for correct result and five for a correct score.

Here’s the panel’s latest standings with this weekend’s fixtures and their wild guesses underneath. Give us your predictions in the comments.

Reuters Soccer Blog panel: Patrick Johnston 129, Mitch Phillips 111, Paul Radford 106, Mike Collett 101, Simon Evans 89, Kevin Fylan 88, Mark Meadows 87, Miles Evans 86, Neil Maidment 81, Julien Pretot 74, Asia Sports Desk 68, Martyn Herman 46, Justin Palmer 38, Sonia Oxley 29

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

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

Manchester City v Hull: Patrick Johnston 3-2, Mitch Phillips 4-0, Paul Radford 4-0, Mike Collett 2-1, Simon Evans 5-0, Kevin Fylan 2-0, Mark Meadows 3-0, Miles Evans 3-2, Neil Maidment, Julien Pretot, Asia Sports Desk , Martyn Herman 1-1, Justin Palmer 4-0, Sonia Oxley 2-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arsenal v Chelsea 1-2Aston Villa v Tottenham 3-1Blackburn v Stoke 1-0Everton v Liverpool 1-2Fulham v Bolton 2-1Man City v Hull 4-0Portsmouth v Man Utd 0-3West Ham v Burnley 2-0Wigan v Sunderland 1-1Wolverhampton v Birmingham 3-2due a good week after some pretty shocking predictions of late, especially with sean catching me up at great pace

Posted by maid | Report as abusive

started a few weeks later than everybody, but have caught up well, so watch out chipking im hoping to take over you at the end of the weekend.so here are my predictionsArsenal v Chelsea, 1.2Aston Villa v Tottenham, 1.2Blackburn v Stoke, 2.0Everton v Liverpool, 1.1Fulham v Bolton, 2.0Man City v Hull, 3.1Portsmouth v Man Utd, 0.3West Ham v Burnley, 2.1Wigan v Sunderland, 1.1Wolverhampton v Birmingham, 2.1

Posted by sean | Report as abusive

fabregas to score for asenal and essien and the drog for chelsea

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Arsenal v Chelsea 3-1Aston Villa v Tottenham 2-1Blackburn v Stoke 1-1Everton v Liverpool 1-3Fulham v Bolton 2-0Man City v Hull 2-0Portsmouth v Man Utd 1-3West Ham v Burnley 1-1Wigan v Sunderland 0-1Wolves v Birmingham 2-2

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[...] Reuters Soccer Blog » Blog Archive » Derby fever hits the …West Ham v Burnley: Patrick Johnston, Mitch Phillips, Paul Radford, Mike Collett, Simon Evans, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 3-1, Miles Evans, Neil Maidment, Julien Pretot, Asia Sports Desk , Martyn Herman, Justin Palmer, Sonia Oxley 1-1 … [...]

Arsenal v Chelsea, 1-1Aston Villa v Tottenham 1-1Blackburn v Stoke 1-0Everton v Liverpool 0-1Fulham v Bolton 2-1Man City v Hull 3-1Portsmouth v Man Utd 0-2West Ham v Burnley 2-0Wigan v Sunderland 1-2Wolverhampton v Birmingham 0-1Might as well join in!

Arsenal v Chelsea, 1-1 drog and fabregasWolverhampton v Birmingham 3-1Everton v Liverpool 2-1 with a red card

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive

I make that 13 points, not bad for first week.

For the 3 i posted i got nothing but will gladly take a bonus point for a drogba goal! Completely forgot on Friday and saturday and by the time i remembered was too late to get mine in which is annoying as i did get the villa v spurs result perfect through my work league altho that was my only success in all matches!

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