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UPDATE – Christmas has come early: Midweek prediction special
Thursday Update: I have very little to shout about personally after my confident predictions of Liverpool scoring nine and Chelsea 10 proved to be a little wide of the mark.
Still, looking on the bright side, I still got a couple of points for those 2-1 wins and the way I’ve been plummeting lately I’ll take what I can get.
Just a brief update today as we’ll be back with more tomorrow morning. Phew. Breathless pace these days in the Premier League, what?
How about a winter break?
In the mean time, I’ve updated the table:
Reuters Soccer blog panel: Patrick Johnston 169, Paul Radford 146, Mitch Phillips 143, Neil Maidment 124, Simon Evans 114, Mike Collett 117, Mark Meadows 117, Kevin Fylan 113, Julien Pretot 112, Miles Evans 99, Martyn Herman 91, Asia Sports Desk 90, Sonia Oxley 46, Justin Palmer 41,
After the fireworks of the weekend, we’re celebrating a two-fer in the score predictions league, with eight matches taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Short and sweet today… I’ll fill in our scores as they come trickling in … give us yours as usual in the comments.
Remember, it’s five points for a correct score, or one for the right result.
Double-pointer this week? Spurs v Man City. Could end up 5-0, 5-5 or 0-5… Have at it!
Sunderland v Aston Villa: Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Paul Radford 0-2, Neil Maidment 1-1, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 0-1, Mark Meadows 1-1, Kevin Fylan 2-1, Julien Pretot 1-2, Miles Evans 1-1, Martyn Herman 2-1, Asia Sports Desk 2-1, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 0-1
Birmingham City v Blackburn: Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Paul Radford 1-1, Neil Maidment 2-0, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 1-1, Mark Meadows 0-0, Kevin Fylan 1-1, Julien Pretot 1-0, Miles Evans 0-1, Martyn Herman 1-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 1-1
Bolton v West Ham: Patrick Johnston 3-2, Mitch Phillips 2-2, Paul Radford 3-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 0-0, Mark Meadows 2-1, Kevin Fylan 2-1, Julien Pretot 2-1, Miles Evans 1-2, Martyn Herman 2-2, Asia Sports Desk 0-2, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 1-2
Manchester United v Wolves: Patrick Johnston 3-2, Mitch Phillips 5-0, Paul Radford 1-0, Neil Maidment 4-0, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 2-1, Mark Meadows 2-0, Kevin Fylan 2-0, Julien Pretot 3-0, Miles Evans 3-1, Martyn Herman 3-0, Asia Sports Desk 3-0, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 3-1
Burnley v Arsenal: Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 1-0, Paul Radford 0-1, Neil Maidment 0-3, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 1-4, Mark Meadows 0-3, Kevin Fylan 1-4, Julien Pretot 1-3, Miles Evans 0-3, Martyn Herman 2-3, Asia Sports Desk 1-3, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 0-1
Chelsea v Portsmouth: Patrick Johnston 4-1, Mitch Phillips 3-1, Paul Radford 2-0, Neil Maidment 3-0, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 3-0, Mark Meadows 1-0, Kevin Fylan 10-0 (all outfield players to score), Julien Pretot 3-1, Miles Evans 1-1, Martyn Herman 2-0, Asia Sports Desk 7-0, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 5-0
Liverpool v Wigan Athletic: Patrick Johnston 4-1, Mitch Phillips 3-0, Paul Radford 4-1, Neil Maidment 2-0, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 2-0, Mark Meadows 2-0, Kevin Fylan 9-0 (Aquilani and Pacheco hat-tricks), Julien Pretot 6-0 (Shankly day!), Miles Evans 2-2, Martyn Herman 3-2, Asia Sports Desk 1-0, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 2-1
Spurs v Manchester City (double-pointer): Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 2-0, Paul Radford 1-2, Neil Maidment 2-1, Simon Evans , Mike Collett 1-2, Mark Meadows 2-2, Kevin Fylan 3-3, Julien Pretot 1-1, Miles Evans 3-2, Martyn Herman 0-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-3, Justin Palmer , Sonia Oxley 2-2
PHOTO: Fireworks explode in front of the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, before the unveiling of the logo and the slogan of 2012 European soccer championship December 14, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Andrews