Hotspur’s Hunches #4

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The Interlull is behind us and now we can get back to football again. The hunches are back and with them hints on how to lose money quicker than buying a Facebook share certificate.

Norwich vs West Ham

As many of us have witnessed Clipboard Chris has Norwich playing a pretty rustic style but effect brand of football which all points to this game not being exactly a collector’s item. Andy Carroll is knackered after just one game and will be replaced with the Premier League’s bluntest weapon. Prediction? A messy 1-1.

Arsenal vs Southampton

Southampton  have played some half decent football but cruelly achieved schnichts point wise. Gaston Ramirez is supposedly good stuff and if he features may give them more bite. Arsenal need scoring bite. They have 5 points from their first 3 games but have only scored twice. Long may it continue. Prediction? 1-1.

Aston Villa vs Swansea

You can bet that Villa will be all about containing Swansea, try to prevent their possession game and attack on the break. If Swansea have this sussed before the kick off whistle goes a game of football might yet break out. This would be another good scalp for Laudrup and so prediction? 1-3.

Fulham vs West Brom

Fulham have gone off the boil since that heady 5-0 job on Norwich on the opening day. sadly for BMJ, Steve Clarke has the Baggies too well organised to believe Fulham are going to experience much of an upswing here. An away win here after beating both the Merseyside teams demonstrate West Brom mean business. Prediction? 1-2.

Man Utd vs Wigan

Sluralix hasn’t had it all his own way so far. Which you have to reluctantly say is pretty much par for the course as United rarely get off to a gallop. Wigan have broken with tradition however and are sitting 8th from top, not bottom. I wonder if the possible added presence of Ryo Miyaichi can cause fox old Flagon Face? Prediction? 1-1

QPR vs Chelsea

Handshakegate. Prediction? 1-4.

Stoke vs Man City

Mancini has been in permanent grumble mode seemingly since about 20 minutes they were announced Champions. I guess it’s one way with preparing for their championship being belittled as a ‘blip’. Thing is, I don’t think it was and I’ll be amazed if they don’t win it again. Prediction? 1-4.

Sunderland vs Liverpool

I’ve this one down as the worst one – entertainment wise – on the card. All I want is Liverpool beaten. Give the media a genuinely naff manager to hound. Prediction? 2-0.

Reading vs Tottenham

See previous blog.

Everton vs Newcastle

Fellaini wants out. Allegedly. I’d ship him in without hesitation. He’s a quality footballer and I believe he’d be a good fit at The Lane. Oh yeah, the game. Prediction? 2-2.

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  • Boy Charioteer says:

    Rodgers stock has plummeted. He was almost hailed as the second coming last season. Still, topsy-turvy and all that. As Lynda Bellingham is on tv following Alan Titchmarsh, a double scotch is called for. So I am going to amble into the kitchen on the pretense of a snack and tell myself we are going to win by at least a two goal margin on Sunday, and it is after all ONLY 3 GAMES. So see you all after two hours from the perspective of a drunken stupor. Incidently, Uncle Derek (Jamie Foreman) was wearing his Spurs dressing gown in Eastenders again last night.

  • Tspurs1 says:

    I was there against wolves when fans spilled onto the pitch area, that’s why they erected fencing there and that’s why so many life’s were lost , all sweater was the only option tspurs1

  • Tspurs1 says:

    Meant to say all seater hope no ones offended

  • Bukkake-breath says:

    SSN reporting that AVB confirms big brad will start Sunday.. Cue the media frenzy! For me Hugo needs to watch a few EPL games before being made no 1, if anyone thinks we payed that money for a backup goalie they need shooting. It’s not if it’s when.

  • Cheshuntboy says:

    Biggest crowd I was ever in at WHL was for a 6th round replay against Liverpool in 1971 – 56,000 and we could barely breathe, so God knows what it was like to be at the 70,000+ games 20 or 30 years earlier. Nastiest incident was the previous round at home to Forest, where the morons who inhabited the Shelf were just pushing down those steep steps,regardless of what was happening ahead of them, even though the Ibrox disaster was only a few weeks earlier. I sometimes wonder what happened to those idiots, but then I read another ILWT diatribe on some ‘bury your heads in the sand and keep cheering’ website and then I know.

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    • essexian76 says:

      I remember a game V Chelsea (Relegation 6 pointer) 1975. They shut the gates, even though many of us had tickets. The crowd outside (Worcester Avenue), then broke through a turnstile and we all piled in to watch the game. When we’d finally made it to the Shelf, the crush was unbearable, but within minutes, you’d forgotten about it, and got into the game. We scored two really late goals, and then the full extent of how overcrowded it really was took it’s toll, pretty scarey stuff, but as posted before-it could’ve happened numerous times-Hillsborough was the result of a combination of an eagerness to gain entry,bad policing of the situation and the fucking fences preventing fans from spilling onto the pitch, like we did in 1981.

      • Cheshuntboy says:

        Well remember that game – ‘Butch’ Wilkins (as he was called in those days) missed a sitter for Chelsea, and then Alfie Conn scored for us – did he get both goals? Even though there was trouble, the Chelsea supporters standing near me were too shell-shocked to kick up about it – they were in free-fall, and ended up getting relegated – happy days!

        • essexian76 says:

          Perryman got the first, Alfie Conn scored a blinder to seal the deal and Chelsea’s fate (fuck ’em), very happy day-in an otherwise crappy season-Leeds in the last game saved us-remembered clearly because I had my first ever pint after the game.

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