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January 29, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPIt seems like ages since we last managed a proper weekend programme*  but at last, here we are, with an all-singing, all-dancing snow-free extravaganza, with the dubious attraction of Arsenal v Man Utd’s traditional handbags at 10 paces highly competitive fixture being shown in 3D at select boozers across the land.

Below you will find the Reuters Soccer Blog standings and predictions for the week but remember, we’d like you to join in as well. If you’re a newcomer, you get 10 points for correctly predicting the exact score from the weekend’s Premier League game, or two for getting the right result. (If you’ve been with us for a while, it’s five points and one point).

Being on double-bubble means you can catch us up in no time, especially with huge bonus points on offer for incidental details like scorers, penalty misses, substitutions, or indeed anything else. So please send in your scores and have the satisfaction of out-predicting the stat-obsessed football nerds here at Reuters Soccer Blog Towers.

Reuters Soccer blog panel: Patrick Johnston 194, Mitch Phillips 182, Paul Radford 181, Neil Maidment 166, Kevin Fylan 148, Mark Meadows 142, Simon Evans 142, Julien Pretot 137, Mike Collett 132, Asia Sports Desk 115, Martyn Herman 109, Miles Evans 107, Sonia Oxley 71, Justin Palmer 41

Here are this week’s matches … leave your predictions in the comments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playing on Sunday:

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

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

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

PHOTO: Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez reacts during their English League Cup defeat by Manchester United, January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

* Please insert your own joke about the BBC here.

Comments

I’m in for my debut:

Birmingham 3 Spurs 3
Fulham 0 Villa 2
Hull 0 Wolves 0
Liverpool 0 Bolton 0
West Ham 1 Blackburn 1
Wigan 0 Everton 5 (the form team)
Burnley 0 Chelsea 5 (the other form team)
Man City 2 Portsmouth 0
Arsenal 3 Man Utd 2 (two from Rooney, but not enough to stop the mighty Arse)
Sunderland 1 Stoke 0

Posted by Gingerly | Report as abusive
 

Hello again after what seems an eternity from posting here is my comeback predictions. I see Patrick still holding steady at the top. Have continued to predict every game within my work league and am on 155 now so a lot of catching up to do!

Saturday, 30 January 2010
Birmingham v Tottenham, 15:00 0-1( see a downward turn for brum now after the record run is over)
Burnley v Chelsea, 17:30 0-3( anelka and lamps)
Fulham v Aston Villa, 15:00 0-1
Hull v Wolverhampton, 15:00 1-1
Liverpool v Bolton, 15:00 3-2 ( will do just enough to win maybe a dodgy penalty to help them on their way)
West Ham v Blackburn, 15:00 2-2
Wigan v Everton, 15:00 0-1

Sunday, 31 January 2010
Arsenal v Man Utd, 16:00 1-2 ( rooney and either valencia or giggs with the winner)
Man City v Portsmouth, 13:30 3-0 ( a win but none for tevez he has to stop soon surely???)

Monday, 1 February 2010
Sunderland v Stoke, 20:00 1-1

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive
 

I had a chelsea win last night by 4 goals so wont even try to pretend i was near that result! Tonights game i think Fulham 2 v 1 Portsmouth. 13 points for this week puts me onto 168.

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive
 

Hi Chipking. I don’t think too many people will be getting points from the Chelsea game. My prediction was 4-0 as well. I’m going for Fulham 2 Portsmouth 2. We’ll see…

Posted by Kevinfreuters | Report as abusive
 

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