7 games on Saturday and 5 out of 7 predicted correctly with 3 correct scores. Today we see Chelsea travel to Cardiff with Chelsea predicted to win 1-0 and Liverpool v Spurs, the 2nd biggest game of the day, trailing only behind the often feisty but always entertaining and controversial scottish old firm clash. Liverpool are predicted to edge this one 3-2. Thank God for football on Sundays.
It is not without an unsettling sense of déjà vu that the Cardiff faithful – who are old enough – are looking at the current unseemly events taking place at The Cardiff City Stadium. The last time The Bluebirds visited the top tier was in the 2013-2014 season. It was their first ever season in the Premier League and their first in the top division of English football since 1961-1962. The fans were loving it!
!After 38 years in charge of the PFA Gordon Taylor – the bloke who looks and sounds like an extra off Last Of The Summer Wine – is finally retiring. At the age of 74 and after 38 years as Chief Executive the old man is going. Not immediately it seems and not without sticking it to the rest of the PFA management board. They all have to leave and are prohibited from returning to
I wouldn’t llike to be the Chelsea manager this morning picking up his choice of broadsheet or tabloid reading headlines such as: “Chelsea become the first English team to reach the Champions League semi finals” or “Last minute Chelsea goal secures Semi Final place in Champions League” It’s reality but not the Chelsea millionaires like Hazard, Willian, David Luis and Kante: No it’s the Chelsea women we are talking about who eased past Paris Saint
This weekend as the Premier League returns we are looking for some value and as usual a lot of it comes from the lower leagues. However starting in the top division, Wolves keep surprising everyone and fresh from conquering Manchester United in their QF of the FA Cup, they travel to Burnley who are on a 4 game losing run in the league. Definetely overpriced at 7/5 with Bet365. Into the Championship and leaders Norwich
In Group A of the European Qualifiers England have already taken a commanding lead. Played 2, won 2, 10 goals for and only one against. Now, we can’t deny that the smaller footballing nations bring colour and charm to the proceedings but Czech Republic and Montenegro offered no real threat in any department on the pitch. “Charm and colour” are all well and good but it must be utterly soul-destroying to lose every game. Additionally
Have England finally got a winning formula or is it just that there is a shortage of quality teams in the Euro qualifiers. Internationals do not create any “WOW” factor at these early stages of the qualifying competition and watching the home nations taking on some pretty poor teams doesn’t make for good viewing. The exception to the rule may be Scotland who can not only manage to lose to poor teams but when they
It’s International break and finding any relevant football stories or even a match to watch is extremely difficult. As a Scot growing up the highlight was always the home internationals and the game against England. Sadly this International break it is Kazakstan and San Marino – That says it all!! You can certainly have a laugh listening to talk sport or watching sky soccer Saturday as an alternative form of entertainment and over the years
The old joke – Why do women have small feet? – So they can get close to the sink!! Now Barclays have announced a Multi-Million pounds three year deal to sponsor the Women’s Super League. This means potential real investment into the women’s game from grass roots upwards and more and more women will get the opportunity to swap the washing up for a career in football. If the women’s game can secure TV rights,
For a football fan there are no two words in The English language thatare despised more than international and week. Put them together andyou will hear a collective groan go up from The Caledonian Stadium toThe Falmer Stadium.It always comes at a time when The Premiership is on fire, and it ishard to get too excited by England v Czech Republic and Montenegro.As compared to say: Wolves v Man Utd on 2nd April which is