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:

    The weirdest ground I ever went to was Brammall Lane. Got into the ground 1971 I think and one of the sides was missing! A line of ball boys retrieved the ball from what was a cricket field!

    • essexian76 says:

      Newcastle only had three sides for some reason when I first went up there, or did we pinch one of the stands?

    • BrisbaneSpur says:

      Remeber going to Boltons old ground in ’96. Some ifiot had ploked a Kwiksave supermarket in one half of the away end. If you were stood towards the back you couldn’t see 20% of the pitch. Everytime there was a corner everyone surged towards the bottom of the stand just so they had chance of seeing the action. League as I remember (won 3-2).

    • MysteriousStranger says:

      That sounds far more like the County Ground Northampton, former home of the Cobblers which was exactly like that – before they moved to Sixfields, which was built on an old landfill site.

      They used to rent that part of the ground, but it was Northamptonshire Cricket Ground property.

    • Ronnie Wolman says:

      I agree BC…and here comes Blanchflower from the empty stadium end…bowls the ball and One of the Kyles snick it away. No runs,no maidens,no overs and no stands.

      Looking out from the main stand it was a bit sparse.

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