A Start of a Golden Age!
So with 11 games left the maximum points for the top three is 33. The table for the top three post Saturday’s fixtures is;
- Chelsea 61points;
- Manchester United 57points;
- Arsenal 55 points.
And the remaining fixtures are as follows;
Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal
|1.Everton A||1.Wolverhampton A||1. Sunderland H|
|2. West Ham H||2. Manchester City H||2. Stoke A|
|3.Wolverham A||3. Portsmouth A||3. Burnley H|
|4.Fulham H||4. West Ham H||4. Hull A|
|5. Liverpool H||5. Blackburn A||5. West Ham H|
|6. Bolton A||6. Aston Villa H||6. Birmingham A|
|7.Chels H||7. Man U A||7. Wolverhampton H|
|8. Blackburn A||8. Bolton H||8. Tottenham A|
|9. Man City A||9. Tottenham A||9.Wigan A|
|10. Totts H||10. Stoke H||10. Manchester City H|
|11. Sunderland A||11. Liverpool A||11. Blackburn A|
|12. Stoke H||12. Wigan H||12. Fulham H|
I suspect the War-Room at the clubs will certainly look like the above. Each management team trying to figure out where can they win, draw, and lose.
But, what is now becoming obvious is Arsenal have a distinct advantage in the remaining fixtures!
Here are my predictions week to week. First, the Fixtures. Second, team result. Third the points. (Italics is difficult fixture.)
Manchester United 57 Chelsea 58 Arsenal 52
|1.Everton A (L) 57||1.Wolverhampton A (W) 61||1. Sunderland H (W) 55|
|2. West Ham H (W) 60||2. Manchester City H (D) 62||2. Stoke A (W) 58|
|3.Wolverhampton A (W) 63||3. Portsmouth A (W) 65||3. Burnley H (W) 61|
|4.Fulham H (W) 66||4. West Ham H (W) 68||4. Hull A (W) 64|
|5. Liverpool H (D) 67||5. Blackburn A (W) 71||5. West Ham H (W) 67|
|6. Bolton A (W) 70||6. Aston Villa H (D) 72||6. Birmingham A (W) 70|
|7.Chelsea H (W) 73||7. Man U A (L) 72||7. Wolverhampton H (W) 73|
|8. Blackburn A (W) 76||8. Bolton H (W) 75||8. Tottenham A (D) 74|
|9. Man City A (L) 76||9. Tottenham A (W) 78||9.Wigan A (W) 77|
|10. Totts H (W) 79||10. Stoke H (W) 81||10. Manchester City H (W) 80|
|11. Sunderland A (D) 80||11. Liverpool A (L) 81||11. Blackburn A (W) 83|
|12. Stoke H (W) 83||12. Wigan H (W) 84||12. Fulham H (W) 86|
This year has shaped up to be a contentious one and here is how I see it moving forward.
Manchester United have 6 fixtures in which at the very least they have extreme difficulty with opponents. Chelsea have five fixtures with the same level of difficulty. Arsenal have three maybe four at best.
I see Arsenal winning the title by the slimmest of margins and on the last day. So that said, it seem that the Doom and Gllomers will have lost their voices and Arsene will have been completely correct in regards to many things including this team.
The next week will see thousands of new stories about Ashley Cole released as national newspapers empty their vaults of all the stories surrounding Mr C. The stories were put on hold after the loss of the court action to Mr Mosley of Formula 1 fame. But now the super injunctions have started to be thrown out by the courts the press think that Mr Cole is fair game. The Sun today had a picture of Mr Cole “injuring himself”.
If you type “Ashley Cole” into Google it gives you a list of the most popular searches. Top of the list in terms of hits is Ashley Cole Phone Story with 1.8 million hits.
Today on the Web site “Football Rumours”: “Arsenal will not be spending heavily like most people think in the summer!Targets are already in place in the form of Marouane Chamakh, Gregory van der Wiel and Mesut Ozil.Mamadou Sakho has also been identified but will only come in if Gallas does not sign a new contract.”
Notts County FC have made a bid to buy Portsmouth FC. “I think we understand each other,” said a director, while busking outside Charing Cross tube station this morning.
Palle Rasmuissen has agreed to buy Chester City. However at a press conference he said, “I know that the Vaughan family have put it about that I am going to buy the football club, but why would I do that?” He also reported that the local law established in 1312 that Welshmen could not be on the streets of the town after sundown would be more rigorously enforced in future, and that he was the illegitimate son of the Duke of Edinburgh.
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