13 May 2012

Season Ending BPL 2011/2012...

Final day & final matches for the Barclays Premier League 2011/2012 season. It may be meaningless for some of the teams who are safe and guaranteed another season at the top flight football but there are still everything to play for among the top 5 teams chasing for Premier League Crown, champions league football and avoiding relegation. All the million dollar questions this season will be answered tonight after the last round of Premier League matches. Who will be the champion?  can we see a new face or still back to the same old Theatre of Dreams...who will finish the top 4 and an automatic qualifying place in next season Champions League football? will it be the Gunners, Spurs or Newcastle. Who will be the last team to be relegated? QPR or Bolton...

All 10 matches will be played at the same time so a very exciting 90 minutes of football and excitement as many will be switching their TV channels, listening to radio, checking their gadgets to monitor the latest update and what's happening around. Surely by the end of 90 mnutes, some will have joy and some will have tears of either sadness or happiness. This will be the last blog from me for this season too so I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you who had read my blogs, hope it entertains you or at least worth your time reading it. But i'm here to stay of course as i will be writing about Euro 2012 at this blog as well next month so a break for everyone and myself too after today.

Since this will be the last blog of this season so I will start of with my prediction of how the season might fare. My philosophy still the same since the start of this blog and beginning of the season, Man City to win the Premier League crown, Arsenal to finish 3rd, Bolton to be relegated.

Tottenham vs Fulham, a win for Spurs and maintain 4th spot. Chelsea vs Blackburn, a meaningless match but a win for the Blues. Swansea vs Liverpool, a win for Liverpool. Stoke vs Bolton, a win or draw for the home team and Bolton to be relegated. Everton vs Newcastle, a draw or a win for the home team. Norwich vs Aston Villa, Villans to snatch a point or three for this match. Wigan vs Wolves, another meaningless match with a draw or even a win for Wolves. Man City vs QPR, surely a win for the Citizens. WBA vs Arsenal, a win for Arsenal to finish the season in 3rd. Lastly, Sunderland vs Man Utd, a draw or Sunderland to upset Man Utd.

My pick for the week would be Liverpool, Aston Villa, Man City & Sunderland. Lastly, lets hope for City to lift the crown after 40 over long years and a new force + new champ in English football as they truly deserve it by playing the best football and being the most improve and entertaining team. 

Last but not least, since it involve English team, this season Champions League winner will be none other than Chelsea...Blues Rocks!!! 

05 May 2012

Dream Finale???

An eventful week on the Barclays Premier League as my prediction was close to perfection last week with Man City back on top of the Premier League and it all voice down to last 2 matches and the destiny and title is in their own hand now as it is truly theirs to lose. Well, lets keep our finger cross and see who will be lifitng the Premier League crown next week. It is a seesaw season in Premier League with both Manchester teams swapping places leading the title race. Lets hope there will be a new Premier League champion as I always believe monopoly is not good in any sports therefore its positive to see new force appearing and make the competition more competitive and exciting.

Saturday's only match featuring Arsenal vs Norwich. A comfortable win for Arsenal and further strengthen their 3rd place in the league table with an automatic place in the Champions League next season. 

Sunday's early kick-off with Newcastle vs Man City. Citizens to win and lead the the Premier League table charging towards Premier League crown. Aston Villa vs Tottenham, a draw match with opportunity for Villans to cause an upset and clear of relegation battle. Bolton vs WBA, the away team to nick a point or 3 from this match. Wolves vs Everton, Fulham vs Sunderland, advantage for the home team to get a positive results. QPR vs Stoke, a win for Malayisan Airline (MAS) jersey home team. Man Utd vs Swansea, an upset result at Old Trafford with Swansea to get a result from the match and kill off the hope of Premeir League title going back to Old Trafford...Monday night match Blackburn vs Wigan, a home win for Rovers and send the battling for survival in the drop zone to the last match next week.

My pick for this week are Arsenal, Man City & QPR.

Lastly FA cup final Chelsea vs Liverpool, who to lift the FA cup? On paper, Liverpool is more likely the winner cos they are fully prepared for this final with a full squad, an unbeaten track record this season in their cup matches and clinch the double cup glory. As for Chelsea, their ultimate goal will surely be the Champions League final. But reality is normally cruel + unfair so my bet will be Chelsea to win the FA cup final.                

28 April 2012

Clash of the titans

All eyes will be on Monday night match between Man City vs Man Utd as this match pretty much determine the winners for this season Premier League Champion. Will it be the Citizens or Red Devils? Well...my bet would still be Man City to be the winner, lets wait and see what is the outcome for the Monday night ckash of the titans match.

Saturday match featuring Everton vs Fulham, Sunderland vs Bolton, Stoke vs Arsenal, Wigan vs Newcastle. Home advanatges for these few teams with a draw on hand and aiming for a win. Stoke to stunt the Gunners and Wigan to end Newcastle good run. WBA vs Aston Villa, Villans to get an away win. Swansea vs Wolves, a draw most likely. Norwich vs Liverpool, Liverpool to geta  positive result and end their awful slump eventhough they may play an under strength squad.

Sunday's match featuring Chelsea vs QPR, Tottenham vs Blackburn, a win for the home teams. Lastly Monday night match where everyone will be waiting for and surely match of this week and this season...Man City vs Man Utd, Man City to win and back to the top of Barlays Premier League table.

21 April 2012

Title Race back on?

Is the Title race back on? That would be a million dollar question. A lot people had written off Man City for the title even City’s Manager had admitted publicly that the title race had finish when the gap is 8 points and even though now had narrow down to 5 points, not sure it’s psychology game or he is just being humble in case they do finish runner-up or to pile pressure for the Red Devils. For me, I personally still believe that the battle is wide open although there’s only 4 matches left to play for both teams and 12 points for grab only. If you are good at maths, by calculating the probability surely the odds for Man City to win the title is pretty slim but am still keeping my finger cross as I still have faith for a miracle to happen by end of this season. History would be made as it will be the most exciting comeback in the season for us to cherish if Man City do manage to win the Premier League title.
Back to this week match-up, early kick off for 2 sides battling for Champions League place, Arsenal vs Chelsea. Chelsea recent good form saw them in FA Cup final and in a good position to reach Champions League Final this year and chances to finish in the top four is quite optimistic judging from their current form so I bet on their form to continue this game and able to get either a draw or a win for the Blues where as Gunners slump to continue from last weekend defeat to Wigan.
Fulham vs Wigan, Bolton vs Swansea, Blackburn vs Norwich, foresee a draw or a home win for these few games. Newcastle vs Stoke, Stoke to stunt Newcastle at Sports Direct Arena and end Newcastle recent good run. Aston Villa vs Sunderland, a win for the Villans and put an end to their slump. Late game saw QPR vs Tottenham, a home win for QPR as they simply too desperate for points and will go all the way for a win at Loftus Road.
Sunday’s match Man Utd vs Everton, a draw game but hoping for a shock win for Everton perhaps. Wolves vs Man City, a comfortable win for City. Last game Liverpool vs WBA, a comfortable win for the Reds where Andy Caroll partnership with Suarez to flourish and topple the Baggies.
My pick for this week would be Chelsea, Stoke, Blackburn and Liverpool with a 3-1 score line for the Reds.          

15 April 2012

Twist in The Tale?

A very exciting week for premier league action last round as there seems to be a twist in the title race with 5 matches to go. Seemingly the race will go down the wire all the way till May to find out who will be crown the Premier League Champion. Man Utd Or Man City? Seems very simple yet unpredictable just like a Baccarat game in casino but the only difference there must be a winner eventually although there is a tie in the Barclays Premier League.    
There will be only 6 matches played this weekend due to FA cup semi-final action involving 4 Premier League teams. Early kick-off for Norwich vs Man City match, can't see any outcome but Man City to win this one as they simply can’t afford any further slip up. Sunderland vs Wolves, I tip Wolves to get something out of this match, a draw or even a win. Swansea vs Blackburn, a high scoring game with Swansea on the upper hand for this match. WBA vs QPR, fancy a positive result QPR.
Only one game on Sunday, Man Utd vs Aston Villa. another shock result? Predicting a dull 0-0 draw for this game, hoping Villans to beat Red devils at Old Trafford and create history and stop their record from scoring in 47 matches straight at home. Monday night game featuring Arsenal vs Wigan, a win for Gunners.     

My tip of this week would be Man City, Wolves and Aston Villa.

09 April 2012

Sayonara Citizens???

What a sad reality Man City now 8 points behind Man Utd with 6 matches left to play. It would need a miracle for the Citizens to clinch the Premier League title but never say never, lets keep our finger cross and hope for the Bookie Effects to kick in big time on this. yesterday game against Arsenal, Man City are titally outplayed & awful where I must said Mancini really got it wrong again by playing Balotelli instead of Dzeko, also not starting Kolarov, Micah Richards, De Jong and Tevez as well. Substituting Nasri & Aguero while picking Pizarro to replace Yaya Toure. Seriously...what's in Mancini mind??? to get the worst result possible and get to be sack soon!!! Balotelli is simply a dangerous time bomb waiting to explode, his character and discipline totally cant be accept nor tolerate. Just imagine if he were to be under Sir Alex Ferguson team...I think long time he already been either transfer listed, sold on cheap price or FOC, loan to another club or even cancel his contract, fire and kick him out of the club immediately. Maybe that's what makes Fergie such a great Manager.

well, wnough is enough talking about Man City. A busy week for BPL as non-stop games follow from last weekend matches. Todays match Everton vs Sunderland, a draw is a likely outcome for this game. Tottenham vs Norwich, a win for Spurs. Newcastle vs Bolton, Bolton to get something out of this game where Newcastle good form to end. Aston Villa vs Stoke, a home win for Villans. Fulham vs Chelsea, Chelsea to win!

Blackburn vs Liverpool, a must win for the Reds as they are another huge disappointment in the league this season as I believe they will get back on track witha  win. Man City vs WBA, cant see other outcome but a sure win for the Citizens. Why? Cos no crazy Balotelli and hope Mancini get the starting eleven right this time. Wigan vs Man Utd, I would still go against Man Utd for Wigan to get a draw or even a shocker...Wolves vs Arsenal, another shocking result waiting I suppose, my money on Wolves. QPR vs Swansea, two promoted side facing each other as QPR will have the home advantage as they are battling for survival so definitely more determination and purpose for them in this game, my money on MAS...QPR!!!

My pick for this round will be Chelsea, Man City, QPR & Liverpool......  


07 April 2012

Is The Reds really a Fluke team???

Liverpool oh Liverpool...what happen to you and King Kenny, what is wrong with you. Is your American owner so desperate for money or are you lost control of your team already just like AVB in Chelsea? Truly hope the history of AVB to repeat to Mr Kenny Dalglish. I cant find any other words in the dictionary to describe the Liverpool team at the moment except for "Disappointment". Hope they can fare better soon and sort out whatever issues they have internally or externally!!! Maybe should plead the bookie not to target on them at the moment...

As for Man Utd...are the decils really that good? Are they really going to win all their remaining games? Are they going to be this year BPL Champion? well, only time will tell...no matter what, my believe and forecast is still the same, Citizens to be the Champ!

Yesterday there was an early match where Newcastle came out with a 2-0 away win over Swansea, a very good result for the Magpies as they are just 2 points behind Tottenham and Arsenal, more impressive is they are 3 points ahead of Chelsea and 14 points ahead of Liverpool...fancy them for a 4th place finish & a spot for next year Champions League football???

Today's match Sunderland vs Tottenham, Spurs is back on form so a draw or win for them. Chelsea vs Wigan, a sure win for the blues! Norwich vs Everton, Bolton vs Fulham i fancy a draw game and advantage to the away teams if there are winners in both this matches. WBA vs Blackburn, home team to nick a point or 3 out of this match. Liverpool vs Aston Villa...time to rebound for the Reds with a convincing win (i hope) from them over the awful Villans.

Tomorrow's game featuring Stoke vs Wolves, a home win for Stoke. Man Utd vs QPR, another shocking result for QPR??? I fancy a draw for this game or even a shocking win for Air Asia at Old Trafford. Hope Tony Fernandes team will make Malaysians proud and create the headline by upsetting the Red Devils. Lastly match of the week Arsenal vs Man City, a tough match for to call but my pick would be an away win for the Citizens, 3-1 win for Man City!!!

My pick of the week would be Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea & WBA.