Predicting another great leap forward from Arsenal

March 5, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSNow all that Winter Sports malarkey is out of the way, we can cast all thoughts of the Couver out of our minds and get back to the serious business: the title race run-in, and the predictions league tussle that goes along with it.

Chelsea are the weekend’s main absentees, as they toil on in the FA Cup against a stoked City, so could we see another great leap forward from Arsenal?

Just a short and sweetish post from me this week, as I contend with the jet lag, so please, send us your predictions. Remember, it’s a point for every correct result, but make that five points for a correct score.

This week, I’m offering double points for anyone new to the competition in 2010. There are double points for everyone on Arsenal v Burnley too, so don’t go missing this one.

Reuters Soccer blog panel scores: Paul Radford 245, Patrick Johnston 228, Mitch Phillips 219, Neil Maidment 205, Mark Meadows 183, Simon Evans 183, Kevin Fylan 167, Mike Collett 163, Julien Pretot 160, Asia Sports Desk 151, Martyn Herman 141, Miles Evans 108, Sonia Oxley 107.

Saturday:

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

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

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

Sunday:

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

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

Tuesday:

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

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

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

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas applauds towards his team’s supporters after their Champions League soccer match against Porto at the Dragon stadium in Porto February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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Arsenal v Burnley 2-0
West Ham v Bolton 1-1
Wolves v Man Utd 1-3
Everton v Hull City 2-0
Wigan Athletic v Liverpool 1-3
Portsmouth v Birmingham 0-0
Sunderland v Bolton 1-0
Burnley v Stoke City 2-2

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