Righty ho. Gameweek 3 of the Barclays Premier League and these are my thoughts on their possible outcomes.
Lots of talk about Andy Carroll here of course. Carlton Cole, a man who has been pursued relentlessly by the Trades Description people for having ‘striker’ under occupation on his passport will now play second fiddle to the country’s second most expensive footballer. Mmmn. Hooftastic. Fulham have been what you might dare to call ‘free scoring’ under Martin Jol despite the absence of Dempsey. Prediction? 1-3.
Swansea vs Sunderland
So much for second season syndrome. I’ve a theory that Brendan Rodgers is actually rubbish and that the BinDippers, not for the first time in recent years bought a lemon. Laudrup comes across as an intelligent guy, but moreover his team are so far anyway, doing the business. The emphatic win at Loftus Road told me plenty and dull, dull Sunderland will have it all to do here. Prediction? 3-1.
Tottingham vs Norwich
Two games in. A loss and a draw. Win-less. Nobody gives a damn about how we look it’s all about getting Andrè Villas-Boas’ head on a spike as swiftly as possible. Getting rid of Harry was stupid, Levy’s only in it for the money and we’re all going to hell in handcart. Oh sorry, I wrote that after drinking three pints of battery acid.
If Spurs don’t win this by a distance then I’ll be more than surprised. But unlike some I will fall asleep in my pram after the game knowing all my toys are still within easy reach. Prediction? 4-0.
West Brom vs Everton
This unlike most times these two play each other will actually be significant and perhaps interesting game to watch. Everton have looked ‘brand new’ so far and Steve Clarke appears to have a the Boing Boing boys organised to within an inch of their lives. Prediction? 2-2
Wigan vs Stoke
Man City vs QPR
This could potentially get very messy. Mind you, I said that about the Liverpool vs City game last week and Mancini’s mob didn’t get ruthless. Mark Hughes has signed every Tom, Dick and Harrihno this side of Peking. Lots of ingredients but can he whip up anything decent with them? There are too many echoes of Roy Keane at Sunderland here for me when it comes to Hughes. Lots of ‘I’m surrounded by idiots’ expressions on his face, but little football orientated to get get excited about.Prediction? 5-0.