FOOTBALL

Benitez goes – Duncan Ferguson takes over. Interesting as Everton are/were sliding downwards.

Liverpool in contract discussions with Salah – will they sell hi to pay for Haaland? Or will ManC come up with £250 million, or will he be off to Real Madrid (Barca probably cannot afford him?), or PSG (pocket a couple of hundred million and move on).

FOOTBALL

5 more postponements for the weekend. The FA will need to act soon before the disruption to the fixture list becomes unbalanced. Already we have seen no postponements for the top 3, whilst Spurs are already 3 games in arrears, Brentford and Burnley 2. The top clubs may have large enough squads, but with the African Nations Cup coming up there needs to be forward planning. It also needs to be set out clearly in advance to ensure fairness.

WOMEN

Why are women football teams always named women as a suffix? American sports use different suffix for different sports – we should do the same for womens’ sport.

FOOTBALL BLAGGING

The latest table shows the field bunching up. Harvey and Lola are catching up. With 16 points available for the winner each week the table can change rapidly.

playedpoints
adam14126
kate14125
aaron14120
mart14117
garaeth13111
maz14104
jamjam1499
andy1498
john 1496
archie1494
harvey991
lola978
di1067
gas632

FOOTBALL

Bragging rights. Having wallowed at the bottom of our little league table for a while I am on a roll this week with 6 correct results including 3 correct scores out of the 8 games so far! Week 14 can be viewed here

FOOTBALL ROUND 13

So far we have only 2 correct scores Adam and Archie correctly getting 4-0 for Liverpool v Southampton. Most got Arsenal result correct but only a couple correctly forecast Villa win at CP (Will the Gerrard effect continue?). Are draws harder to predict? But 6 of us got Brighton v Leeds but only 3 got Norwich v Wolves. So 40% of games 0-0, of 70 predictions zero said 0-0?