Thursday, 19 February 2009

Footy! Take 3

Come on Team, we're not gonna quit yet! So we've had one or two minor setbacks but this week is definitely going to be the one!

As per previous weeks I've assembled a team of top class music industry professionals to cast their knowing (or not so, as it's proven thus far) eye over the weekends fixtures, now it's just down to you to leave a comment below or give us a shout on Twitter with your opinion. Come Sunday we'll all be filthy rich and swimming in pools of money!

Saturday 21st February

Full list of fixtures is here. And the "experts" say...

Ben Patashnik - NME (Arsenal fan)
  • Being a Gooner I automatically assume that when we play a team like Sunderland we'll either grind out a 1-0 victory or chuck seven past them in a feast of footballing glory; this week, with Eduardo back, I reckon we'll stuff them – just as Man Utd will do to Blackburn. Portsmouth will delay their inevitable descent into the Championship for another few hours when they draw with Stoke, Wigan will edge it over Boro and West Ham will fall to Bolton's sword. As for Villa, they'll get turned over by a vile, hateful Chelsea team desperate to show off for the new boss
David Riley - Cooking Vinyl Records (Charloton fan)
  • I'm going to go for Championship predictions and start with Charlton and Barnsley to duke out a high score draw. Both clubs broke their long winless streaks in the past week and both ship goals like they are going out of fashion. Much as I'd like to predict a win for Charlton, we have two major problems; the worlds worst defence and the uncanny ability to clutch a draw from the jaws of victory. Fellow strugglers Plymouth Argyle are on a terrible, terrible run and are likely to get demolished by Sheffield United despite the Blades currently stuttering form. The same fate will (hopefully) await fellow drop-zone neighbours Southampton and Norwich who both take-on promotion chasers in the shape of Preston and Burnley. Birmingham have lost Kevin Phillips to injury and, as my only rulebook breaking prediction, I fancy Coventry to take at least a draw away from their home clash, despite languishing mid-table at the moment. Home wins also for Nottingham Forest and Swansea
Paul Savage - Punktastic (Grimsby fan)
  • This week I'm going to be on Betfair with a treble - but instead of backing them I'm laying them. So do a treble of laying Stoke against Portsmouth, laying Wigan against Middlesborough and laying Grimsby against Darlington. Should pay about 5/2

2 comments:

DaveB6k said...

four boys is an arsenal fan?

i thought he was a good guy up till now!

Anonymous said...

I'm backing Preston to brush Southampton aside this weekend to collect another 3 points on their way to the playoffs.
I also think that Arsenal will beat Sunderland and Birmingham will beat Coventry convincingly.