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  1. Two winners Tottenham and liverpool, with Villa and newcastle floating. Marco Silva what a joke.
  2. I think Chelsea will pound Newcastle probably 3 or 4 nil. Man United are just so useless that Newcastle looked reasonably good.
  3. Aston Villa v Brighton Villa are coming off an excellent demolition job of Norwich City prior to the International break. They are obviously playing well, and it is a surprise that Jack Grealish can't get a call up into the England squad. Brighton have not scored in 3 away league games and I feel that the drought could continue here. I expect Villa to take a 1st half lead and win. They have lost just one first half game at home in their last 9. More importantly it is also my pick for the 'last man standing' competition, where I hope to progress further than the 1st hurdle (this time). Man United v Liverpool Man United just nowhere to be seen. They are in a mess, and doubts are growing regarding Solksjaer's ability to solve the problem. Realistically the mandate for a manager/coach is to have a solid game plan(tactics), help players reach their full potential, create an environment where the team and club can prosper, and deliver an appealing style of play on the pitch. Does Solksjaer even tick any of these boxes? Would any other Premier league team want him as their manager? All he has done so far is give the youngsters the chance. But anybody could have done this ! What else is he bringing to the table apart from no experience and a poor track record. One plus in his favor, is that he has not compounded Man United's bloated squad and transfer errors. All three signings look decent, and are definite upgrades of what was there. Here is the deal for United and Woodward. Sell Pogba to Real Madrid for 120 million. Forget the combination of Ben Chilwell and James Maddison from Leicester. Just get Maddison, as you already have Shaw on a 50 million 5 year contract. Then forget about Mario Mandzukic and rather buy Callum Wilson from Bournemouth with the left over money from the Pogba sale. Great January business. I just don't think they can rely on Martial, who is inconsistent and prone to injury. You need a solid center forward who can hold up the ball and do his best work in the 5 yard box. Rashford is not your man for this task. Regardless of what United do, they need to sort out a director of football. Ajax have a perfect candidate (ex Man United keeper Edwin van der Saar), who is doing things brilliantly. Woodward won't move here because he is probably scared that van der Saar takes his job. The sales of Jasper Cillessen, Arkadiusz Milik, Davy Klassen, Davinson Sanchez, Justin Kluivert, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt banked Ajax a cool 250m over 3 years. Imagine how good Ajax would be if they were not a feeder club? Regarding Sunday's game the less said the better. I think Liverpool win it easily and could give United an absolute flat handed baba-knuckle . Interesting that the odds on United winning have dropped from 8-1 to 5-1 now that Pogba is not playing . Am going away win and over 2.5 goals in this game.
  4. Hi All, Just curious. Had a bet on the 18:40 at Chelmsford CIty. Layed Volcanique. Quite disgusted by the jockey getting the whip out and thrashing that horse at least 6 times in the last 3 furlongs. Is this horrid behavior frowned upon or actually every brought to task? That horse had no chance of winning there but took a ridiculous beating. Scandalous behaviour from the ba__d on board. thanks
  5. I just don't like Arsenal today. Bournemouth will come to play and should provide a stern test. Plenty of value in the away win at 7 to 1.
  6. Amazing, but United were even worse than I thought. What a 2 hour waste of time. Imagine paying to sit there and watch that garbage.
  7. AZ v Man United I really like the team that United are putting out. Looking forward to seeing Brandon WIlliams, who hopefully has a great start and maybe is the long term replacement for Shaw. Also for me Dalot is a huge upgrade on both Lingard and Perreira. I have no problem with Fred in midfield.The guy has a solid engine, and it is simply not easy to shine in a mis-firing team that is lacking confidence. I think Pogba is not missed at all. He doesn't bring it and hardly influences a game. It will still be disjointed. Too many new faces together for the 1st time on an old astroturf surface. I would definitely be going more second half goals in this game (odds 2.05) , and possible the HT draw, Man United win FT (odds 5.5). I think United grind out a 0-1 or 0-2 win here.
  8. Liverpool v Saltzburg Watching the Genk v Napoli game, and Genk are giving them the run around. This is a team that Saltzburg stomped 6-2, That's a hell of a scoreline, and obviously says two things. 1) This Saltzburg team carries a serious goal threat. 2) Genk are not as bad as you think. I am going for the left field result, in the upset, where Saltzburg win a high scoring game. Two bets I like... Haland to score anytime (3.2 bet365) and Saltsburg win and over 3.5 goals at odds of 21 for a small stake (skybet or paddypower)
  9. That win to NIL bet is just so tricky to win. There is always some stupid goal or weird stuff that kills it.
  10. Man United v Arsenal My feeling is that Man United and Arsenal are just too inconsistent to have a large (MATCH WINNER) bet on at the moment. United are hampered by Pogba who is a disruption. He wants away, and they should sell him to Real Madrid for 100million +. Rather have 2 new 50 million pound midfielders that Poggie, that will give less problems, and cost less, and give more effort. For me it is a no-brainer. If they can get it done in Januray then great. C ya! At the moment Pogba is a bad fit for United. I say this for a number of reasons; 1) He is no leader. You can't build a team around this guy. 2) He feels he is bigger than the club. He is definitely putting his own interests first all the time, not helped by Ole bending over to accommodate him 3) He has an agent that causes friction and discontentment 4) His attitude is that he does not want to be part of a 3 year Man United rebuilding cycle. He wants to play in the Champions League, and craves the spotlight. OK, NP sell him for the maximum. Seriously, how many really good games has he had for United in his stay there? 5 maybe... Rather sell him and get two new midfielders that will give 100% and have a consistent rating of 6.5 to 8 most weeks. Both Arsenal and United are conceding goals. United have the problem of not scoring enough, and are definitely a center forward short. Obviously the deal from Inter (for Lukaku sweetend with the Sanchez loan) was to good too turn down. But the injury to Martial has really screwed them. How is it possible that a team of the size of United have no center forward? Quite interesting in that both Morata and Lukaku are gone from the Premier league... Arsenal have such a potent threat upfront. This is a team that will score goals. Aubameyang takes his chances well, but Lacazette will be missed. I do feel that Arsenal have more confidence than United at the moment, and it should just give them a slight edge. Between these two inconsistent, relatively fairly matched teams, I would definitely be going over 2.5 goals in the game, instead of trying to find a winner.
  11. Everton v Man City The Norwich City game against Man CIty was just one of those really weird days. Take nothing away from Norwich, they were great .... but normally a team like City would find a way. Man CIty know they are 5 points behind Liverpool, and one of the ways to catch up 1 extra point is to beat Liverpool on goal difference. So I expect City to be very aggressive in going after goals. There will not be much sitting back and cruising at 3-0. They are going to spank teams 5 and 6, and they will do this surprisingly often. Everton are just such a weird team it is crazy. They go into the game against Shff U with such good home form, and just don't show. Bizarre. I think they get an absolute hiding from a Man CIty team that will counter it's defensive woes by banging in bucket loads of goals. The away win and over 2.5 goals is about 1.7 and looks as close to a banker that I can find this weekend. I think Man CIty cover the 3.5 goals and win which is at odds of 2.3