Football Predictions Week 6 & Week 7 Results

Good Afternoon Guys!

Apologies once again for the delay in getting the results emailed around – judging from some of the emails received it’s seriously affected and almost ruined lives so I can only apologies whole heartedly for the anxiety and sleepless nights it’s caused. Greg has assured me everything is now tip top and has confirmed nothing will ever fail again. Ever.

Week 7 started in the worst possible way on the Friday night as Liverpool travelled down to Stamford Bridge, and somehow came home with all 3 points.

Jordan Henderson could attempt that shot 100 times over and it wouldn’t hit the back of the net… unfortunately it did, cue pandemonium in the red end and JordanLad now appears to have been dubbed ‘The White Yaya Toure’ or ‘Jordiniho’… {embarrassing init}

In Saturdays fixtures, Arsenal beat Hull City 4-1 away at the KCOM Stadium, and it could have been even worse for the tigers had Alexis Sanchez not seen his penalty saved. Reigning Champs Leicester got back to winning ways with a 3-0 thumping of newly promoted Burnley, whilst Man City also ran riot against a Bournemouth side who Pep described as being ‘the best footballing side we’ve played this season…’ –surely not a dig at Jose there…

In the late kick off, Everton took on Boro at Goodison Park and despite an early set back… {and in your best Brian Blessed voice} the blue knights were victorious. Sir Gareth, as strong as an Ox in the heart of midfield, Gana brave and fearless, and with Bolasie, showcasing pure wizardry out on the wing, it wasn’t long before the blues cut through the red and white defence not once… not twice… but three times, to slay Aitor Karanka’s men 3-1 at fortress Goodison. Marvelous stuff. Special mention to Gaz Baz who made his 600th premier league appearance last weekend and found himself on the scoresheet too. #AreYouWatchingEric

Sunday saw a number of Premier League games take place, started with the Hornets against a hurting Man Utd side, in the lunchtime kick off. ‘We will not lose 3 games in a row’ the promise from Jose Mourinho after Thursdays Euro League defeat at Feyenoord. Well they did, and in spectacular fashion too going down 3-1 at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney capped off another impressive performance with a last minute goal from the spot –surely Jose won’t lose 4?

In the Championship, the wheels came off at St James’ Park as high flying Newcastle came unstuck against Wolves losing 2-0 to Walter Zenga’s men. Leeds appear to have hit some form and beat Cardiff City, whilst Brighton also came home with the 3 points after hitting an 88th minute winner. It’ll be a weekend to forget for Mark Golden as his Preston side were battered by Brentford, 5-0 what on earth happened there!?

In the Predictions and starting with the Premier League – and there was SIX winners in week 7! Congratulations go to Alan Kettlebell, Carl Riley, Chris Cole, Dan Wright, Wolfie & Stewart who all scored 12 points each. You might have enough for a box of matches and some boot laces.

In the Championship just the one winner and it’s been a while since he found himself on winners row, known by some as Mr Predictions himself, take a bow Paul Clarke! You’re score of 13 deservedly took the pot as it was also our best score in week 7! Very well done sir wherever you may be in the world right now {probably on a jet ski, whilst sipping sangria on his way to a bull fight} that’s the sort of life Clarkey leads.. Luke & Dave Royle just missed out on 12 points each.

League One and there was another single winner, his first ever in the Predictions! Congrats go to Harry Atkinson who just managed to pip Steve Moseley to take the pot, with a score of 12 points – well done kidda!

Over to PNG and the dragon has woken. Tommy Taff is back to winning ways, he shared the spoils with Richie Clarke who is tearing up the Predictions so far this season – a score of 11 was enough to be crown the winner of week 7.

That weekend also saw a number of replays take place in the Predictions Cup.. results are as follows;

Louie Davies 10 vs Tommy Taff 11

Ellie Bennett 10 vs Robin Gentle 8

Mark Morgan 6 vs Pete Louth 8

John Battle 10 vs Richie Clarke 11

Anthony Woodhouse 5 vs Mark Robinson 10

Trazza Gleave 11 vs Tom Pickles 8

Daddybear 9 vs Talbotini 9 – ANOTHER REPLAY

Over to week 7 now, and we don’t need to recap the weekend results, the email is already long enough {it’s nothing to do with the fact Everton lost}

In the Premier League, 2 winners last weekend shared the pot with an impressive score of 13 points each – Congratulations to Captain Birch, our reigning champ and Lilywhites fan Mark Golden! A whole host of you came in as runners up, Steph, Emma Stephens, Chris Cole, Riley & Alan all close behind on 11…

After soaring like an eagle since the opening day of the season, it was back to reality for Andy Graham who fell outside of the Champions League places for the first time this year.. Jonny Birch was our big climber, up a staggering 10 places into sixth but its still so close throughout the whole division! Just 7 places separate 3rd place with the relegation zone!! Its mental!! If 16th place Nick Royle can get the better of Ben Wilmott this weekend he could find himself in those elusive Champions League places. Crazy.

In the Championship, there was just the one winner last weekend – Congratulations went to Pete Louth who’s score of 12 took the cash and a place in the top 5!! It could be your year mate!” At the top, Tracey has pipped Mark Robbo if only on goal difference to take top spot, Max climbs to third at the expense of Robin, Clarkey does enough to stay in the playoffs unlike Katy who falls to ninth.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom in the Riley household last weekend though. In League One, Kai Riley was proudly flying the flag with an impressive, but more importantly a winning score of 13 points! But alas, he was not alone. Talbotini joins him on winners row having matched Kai’s score of 13 points points! Well done guys!

But despite Talbot’s win, it wasn’t enough to topple ‘The Gunn’ as Stuart stays top of the division with a 3 point lead over Martin Spencely. A big week is needed for Adam, Drew, Mark Morgan & me old’dear if there to climb outside of the relegation zone..

In the PNG League, another impressive performance by Richie Clarke who’s been so consistant this season, but his score of 10 points just fell short on taking the braggin’ rights last weekend. Cue Bill Lowrie to step up to secure the win with 11 points but more importantly he’s back on top spot! Richie stays second as John Battle falls to third. A good week for Big Carlos see’s him climb 3 places but what’s going on with Eric? He appears to have hit reverse, he’s now in sixth place!? I don’t think Eric has ever fallen outside of the top 3 since the league formed?

Last weekend saw just the one replay in the Cup and I’m absolutely DELIGHTED to confirm the result as follows;

Talbotini 13 Vs Daddybear Kettlwell 8 – A complete mauling. It’s like looking at the Old Firm result again.

Don’t forget to get your submissions in before the 12.30 deadline Saturday

Good Luck!

Football Predictions Week 5

Afternoon all

Pep Guardiola claimed the derby spoils over Jose Mourinho as Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho gave the blue half of Manchester all 3 points despite constant pressure throughout the second half following Zlatan’s goal on the stroke of half time.

Arsenal left it late and needed a 94th minute penalty to beat Southampton 2-1 at The Emirates –It all came down to Santi Carzola from 12 yards who was as cool as a Spanish cucumber to put the ball in the back of the net –harsh on the Saints who’d played good football and deserved a point for the performance.

Elsewhere, Benteke bagged for Palace to give them their first win of the season away at newly promoted Boro, Tottenham hammered Stoke 4-0 at ‘The Bet365 stadium’ (when did that happen!?) and a last gasp strike from Robert Snodgrass cancelled out a worthy winner from Steven Dufour to give Hull City a share of the spoils.

If you missed the late kick off at Anfield, you didn’t miss much. Boring game really with Liverpool somewhat fortunate to find themselves 3 points better off, after 4 attempted crosses somehow hit the back of the net. Some majestic defending from Lucas Leiva the only real highlight of the game..

In the Championship Newcastle claimed another win and you can see why the bookies have them as the firm favourites to win the league this season. After beating Brighton previously, The seagulls have started stuttering and went down 2-0 against Brentford at the weekend. QPR couldn’t find a second goal against Rovers and had to settle for a point, as did Wolves against newly promoted Burton Albion but Norwich made it back to back wins running out 3-2 winners against promotion chasing Cardiff City.

In the Predictions and starting with the Premier League, there was FIVE winners last weekend! A score fo just 8 points was enough to give you a measly share of the pot – but a wins, a win! Congratulations to Snell & Gleavo (again!?) Big John, Stewart Cole and Jonny Moss..

Oh no there wasn’t.. there was only 1 winner in the Premier League. Having double checked and triple checked the weekly winners formula it was Carl Riley who reigned supreme! His score of 9 pipped the rest of the pack who thought 8 might have been enough! Well done mate.

Having come so close to a win, it’ll come as no surprise that Snell retains his place at the top of the league table. Jonny Gleave stays second with Ben & Andy Graham close behind in third and fourth place respectfully. Steph drops to fifth, a place above yours truly who’s now also level on points with Mark Borkin who’s on cloud 9 at the minute..


We have another Riley win! Nothing for weeks and then two in a row! There like buses! Massive congratulations go to Katy who took Division 2 by storm to take the pot with a score of 10 points which also catapults Katy upto 7th place in the league table – from relegation to promotion in a weekend!

Robin & Mark stay joint top and couldn’t be separated by a rizla as Trazza leapfrogs Pete into third place. Max & Tommy Pickles are non movers and retain their place in the playoffs. At the other end, Ellie managed to finally climb outside of the relegation area at the expense of Harry who drops 3 places and into the red.

Mid table couldn’t be closer as just 4 points separates 4th place to 13th so expect it to all change again this weekend!

In Division 3 another single winner who once again, absolutely blew away the rest of the competition. Take a bow Stuart Gunn. THREE wins in his first 5 weeks, hitting the top score across all 4 divisions every time too. Unbelievable tekkers son! Stu’s score of 11 also increases his lead to 2 points at the summit of Division 3 –will anybody catch him!?

Well that man could well be Martin Spencely. Second again this week and he’s making good ground, Jeff stays third with Talbot on the march, he’s upto fourth place as Jimbo also climbs a place into seventh. Adam Burtonwood new to the game is still finding his feet and stays in 11th place, 5 points away from Talbot. The Riley representative of the third tier had a belting week and climbs 4 places and into the top half of the table, another decent score this weekend could see him notch a place in the playoffs. It’ll take nothing short of a miracle for Harry to find himself above Kai come teatime Sunday but with 35 weeks left it’s a marathon not a sprint..

Over to the PNG and another single winner with 9 points enough to take the accolades– Congrats go to Bill Lowrie! And look! Bill’s gone top! John Battle doesn’t fall far and slides to second place, still a healthy 4 points to the good over Daddybear Kettlewell. Richie is another non mover in third, with reigning champ Eric who hasn’t really got going this season occupying fourth spot.

Elsewhere, Carlos climbed over Tommy Taff who I’m sticking by as the darkhorse of the division. After cleaning up in his debut season Tommy’s been quiet since, but all it takes is a few decent weeks, string a few wins together and before you know it your top 3 – COME ON TOMMY!! LETS AV IT

Last weekend saw the Preliminary round for the Cup take place – results are as follows;

Louie Davies 6 vs Tommy Taff 6 – REPLAY

Katy Riley 10 vs Jeff Smith 7

Adam Carlisle 4 vs Dave Royle 6

Tommy Gunn 8 vs Max Wright 7

Ellie Bennett 7 vs Robin Gentle 7 – REPLAY

Mark Morgan 5 vs Pete Louth 5 – REPLAY

Jimbo 6 vs Luke Robinson 5

Stuart Gunn 11 vs Bill Lowrie 9

Martin Spencely 9 vs Paul Clarke 5

Anthony Considine 4 vs Harry Ashworth 1

Adam Burtonwood 8 vs Joe Bennett 5

John Battle 7 vs Richie Clarke 7 – REPLAY

Kai Riley 9 vs Ethan Ashworth 5

Eric Surtees 6 vs Jessie Wright 5

Anne Clarke 6 vs Drew Passmore 7

Anthony Woodhouse 8 vs Mark Robinson 8 – REPLAY

Lucky Sanghera 2 vs Harry Atkinson 6

Trazza Gleave 6 vs Tom Pickles 6 – REPLAY

Steve Moseley 1 vs Jeannie Bennett 5

Sam Myall 5 vs Andy Bentley 6

Luke Wright 6 vs Carlos Nunes 8

Norman Phillips 4 vs Danny Bradders 1

Kaden Moseley 6vs Marc Podesta 7

Daddybear 8 vs Talbotini 8 – REPLAY

All Replays will take place this weekend!

As always, please make sure your submissions are in by the 12.30 deadline Saturday – Good luck!

Football Predictions – Results sheet (Week 4)

Afternoon all

The ‘new era’ under Big Sam didn’t exactly take off in spectacular fashion.. England struggled to break the deadlock against the 10 men of Slovakia and needed a last gasp strike from Adam Lallana to bring the 3 points home… Different manager, same old problems for England who seem to lack any real creativity in midfield – if only Ross Barkley was English..

Dare I say it but Scotland looked far more convincing and although they went in at the break with the score tied on 1-1, the Scots ran riot in the second half as Robert Snodgrass notched a hat trick to give the skirt-wearers a 5-1 win over footballin’ giants Malta. (Just goes to show what a half time deep fried mars bars and a can of irn-bru can do!)

Northern Ireland claimed a creditable draw away at Czech Republic, whilst there was no surprises in the other games played with Germany, Denmark and Azerbaijan all claiming 3 points.

Last night saw the Republic of Ireland & Wales in action, the latter brushing Moldova aside to get the World Cup Campaign off to a flying start. Spain only managed the eight goals against Lech  Liechtin  Liechtenstein whilst the Italians ran out 3-1 winners in Israel.

The games between Croatia & Turkey, Finland & Kosovo and Ukraine & Iceland all finished 1-1 last night – so if you threw in a few draws you’re in with a chance this week…

Moving swiftly on – this weeks winners;

In the Premiership there was two winners last weekend with a score of 13 points each – Congratulations go to Chris Snell and Jonny Gleavo! Well done guys! Who said Tracey knows more about international football eh? That win retains Snells place at the top, but he’s only a point ahead of Gleave who’s marching up the table already. Ben drops a place but stays top 3, Steph, Andy Graham, myself stay in the Champions League places, Mark Borkin leapfrogs Greg to join us there too.

At the other end, Wolfie stays bottom two points adrift from Riley who’s struggling so far. Alan Kettlewell stays in the relegation zone { 😀 } maybe you could get some help from Emma who managed to climb her way out of the bottom 4 last weekend, unfortunately that meant that Stewart was dragged back in.

Reigning champ Jonny Birch seems to be doing another Leicester, he took the league by storm and couldn’t be touched last season, this year he could be fighting for his league survival!

In the Championship, there was 3 winners last weekend that shared the pot – Congrats go to Sam Myall, Pete Louth & Marc Podesta who all scored 12 points each. Although it’s been a decent start for Sam, he still can’t get close to colleague & Shrimper, Robin Gentle, who stays top and retains his lead over Mark Robbo. Another one who’s certainly hit the ground running this season is Pete, after the heartache of relegation with his beloved Newcastle last season, you could have forgiven Pete if he’d have walked away from football altogether.. but he’s come back stronger and more focused – could it finally be his season!? A league trophy!? Howay!

Max & Pickles continue to freefall and the way it’s going, will find themselves out of the playoffs by teatime Saturday. As predicted, Tracey enjoyed another International break (HOW DO YOU ALWAYS DO IT!?) and climbs up into fourth, Anthony was another to score well last weekend and just got his nose in front to claim that seventh playoff place..

It’s still early days, but take a look in the relegation area – that’s where you’ll find the rest of my family 😀 Luke, Jessie, Ellie whats going on? Is this what watching Everton does? Only JT who’s already thrown in the towel after week 2 stops the pack being rooted to the foot of the Championship..come on guys!

Over to League One and we had just the one winner last weekend.. take a bow Stuart Gunn – you’re score of FOURTEEN was last weeks highest score across all 4 divisions! And not only that, it sent you straight to the top of the league table!!

Martin has been so impressive so far this season drops down into second, with the ever consistent Jeff Smith in third. Only a point can separate the three and it would be no surprises if Jeff was to climb to the top this weekend. Another waiting in the wings is Luke Robbo he stays fourth, just ahead of Ethan who dropped out of the top 3 for the first time this season – he’s down 3 places into fifth.  Steve Moseley and Talbot take the remaining playoff places.

The rivalry continued as Talbots score of 12 catapulted him above Jimbo, and with Adam Burtonwood finally hitting some form Jimbo is going to need to dig in deep if he’s to mount a serious title challenge this season.

It’s Kai Riley who’s currently flying the flag for the Foxhall Jnrs of the division, he’s head and shoulders above Tommy & Harry to who equally sit bottom of the league table, me’Ma and Adam Carlisle sharing a place with them in the relegation area.

Over to PNG and it was a return to winning ways for Norman Phillips! Very well done mate – you’re score of 12 was enough to lift you to the dizzy heights of… eighth?… it’s ahead of Lucky anyway so you aint last! 😀

What’s happened to Lucky? Normally you wouldn’t catch him outside the top 3, surely it won’t last.. {Alan – £10 Lucky finishes ahead of you?}

At the top, it’s still John Battle who’s looking down on the rest of the lads.. Bill & Richie who only narrowly missed out on a place on winners row last weekend, both scoring 11 are rewarded with a place in the top 3 as Eric falls to fourth!? I can’t remember the last time Eric fell a place.. atleast DaddyBear didn’t overtake him and he stays neck and neck with Tommy and Carlos stay in the playoffs.

This weekend we’re back to normality, with a return to the domestic league.

It’s also the preliminary round of the Predictions Cup so if you’re outside of the Premier League – the road for silverware begins here!! Fixtures below and the very best of luck!!

Louie Davies vs Tommy Taff

Katy Riley vs Jeff Smith

Adam Carlisle vs Dave Royle

Tommy Gunn vs Max Wright

Ellie Bennett vs Robin Gentle

Mark Morgan vs Pete Louth

Jimbo vs Luke Robinson

Stuart Gunn vs Bill Lowrie

Martin Spencely vs Paul Clarke

Anthony Considine vs Harry Ashworth

Adam Burtonwood vs Joe Bennett

John Battle vs Richie Clarke

Kai Riley vs Ethan Ashworth

Eric Surtees vs Jessie Wright

Anne Clarke vs Drew Passmore

Anthony Woodhouse vs Mark Robinson

Lucky Sanghera vs Harry Atkinson

Trazza Gleave vs Tom Pickles

Steve Moseley vs Jeannie Bennett

Sam Myall vs Andy Bentley

Luke Wright vs Carlos Nunes

Norman Phillips vs Danny Bradders

Kaden Moseley vs Marc Podesta

Daddybear vs Talbotini

For those that haven’t played before, there’s nothing extra for you to do – quite simply whoever scores the most between you and your opponent will progress through to the next round! 😀

Be sure to get you’re predictions submitted before the 12 noon deadline Saturday!!