WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
9%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
10%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
24%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



Coffee 7:58 Sat Feb 13
Saturday football
LEICESTER CITY vs LIVERPOOL (1230 ko)
Despite a run of indifferent form, the Foxes remain in third spot and within snapping distance of second-placed Man U, whom they will overtake if they put Liverpool to the sword in today’s early kick-off. The visitors’ form is like a roller coaster that's currently on the way down. Their recent away history makes dismal reading if you’re of the red persuasion. Brendan Rodgers will see this as a near-perfect opportunity to get one over his former employers. Watch for penalties. Draw.

CRYSTAL PALACE vs BURNLEY (1500)
Burnley are eight points clear of the drop zone, but that should still be too close for Sean Dyche’s liking. Palace look like they’re settling again for mid-table safety - or obscurity, call it what you will - so there’s arguably more riding on this for the visitors for whom each point gained raises the bar higher still for those below the dotted line. Draw.

MANCHESTER CITY vs TOTTENHAM HOTPSUR (1730)
City seem to have gone through their allotted annual poor form and are setting the Premier League pace, enjoying a 10 point lead over the reigning champions and a five point advantage over their neighbours in second place. With a game in hand over both. Meanwhile, Spurs – whose cock crowed rather loudly during a brief ascent to the summit – show no signs of halting their slide down the table and look to remain on course for a mid-table finish. Which will please their fans greatly. Home win.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION vs ASTON VILLA (2000)
With games in hand, a top five/six finish is still well withing Villa’s grasp. Seagulls are flying higher than most people probably imagined at the start of the season and they should end the year comfortably above the drop zone if they can keep accumulating points. Draw.


**SUNDAY**

SOUTHAMPTON vs WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1200)
“We want to go for the FA Cup,” says Ralph Hassenhuttl. And a quarter-final tie with Bournemouth is their reward for beating today’s opponents in their midweek cup game. Can the Saints repeat that at home, in the league, today? Yes, has to be the answer. The trickier question is will they? NFI. Draw.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION vs MANCHESTER UNITED (1400)
Is West Brom one gig too far for Big Sam? It certainly looks that way. He said in midweek that his side will have to beat one of the top teams to stay up (not to mention several non-top teams).

ARSENAL vs LEEDS UNITED (1630)
One of the English top flight’s classic games. At least, it used to be. Today’s sides may be pale imitations of their 1970s’ equivalents, but that arguably makes for an interesting battle between high energy and considered strategy. Should be a good watch. Home win.

EVERTON vs FULHAM (1900)
Fulham look doomed, but they’ve become hard to beat as we recently discovered. Everton have games in hand on the teams above them and a win today will propel them above us into fifth spot. Home win.


**MONDAY**

WEST HAM UNITED vs SHEFFIELD UNITED (1800)
It takes a mighty optimist believe that the Blades are now playing for anything other than pride. To be fair, they can indeed be proud of some recent performances – not least a narrow defeat to Chelsea last time out – after a horrific start to the season that virtually sent them down. So they won’t be easy opponents. We’ll have to be at our sharpest, or close to it, to bag the points. Which we will be. Home win.

CHELSEA vs NEWCASTLE UNITED (2000)
The start to Thomas Tuchel’s reign at Stamford Bridge has been quietly effective. No massive wins, just a steady accumulation of points that’s seen them climb back up the table. If it wasn’t for the sheer uselessness of the bottom three, the Barcodes would be in danger. Should be routine for Chelsea. Home win.


**WEDNESDAY**

BURNLEY vs FULHAM (1800)
Draw.

EVERTON vs MANCHESTER CITY (2015)
Away win.

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geoffpikey 12:59 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
This thread won't DIE!

MORE Saturdays than a a month of Sundays.

Your favourite?

https://images.alphacoders.com/105/105733.jpg

(West Ham related)

Manuel 10:05 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
I feel bad now :-(

Ronald_antly 10:02 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
Reading me like a BOOK, you magnificent BRUTE!

Manuel 9:48 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
_antly - Are you only going to post these days when you can't resist cracking a joke? Is this your new position?

Ronald_antly 9:34 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
happygilmore 10:28 Fri Feb 19

You expect a woman to talk LESS!

Have you even ever met a woman?

VirginiaHam 1:17 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
I've known Martin Tyler for some time; decent bloke, excellent commentator. He talks about the value a 'summariser' adds, to fill in his gaps due to lack of playing experience.

How does a woman with no PL experience fill in gaps?

Alfs 12:54 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
I'm not sure where you looked but according to Wikki her career spanned 12 years, ending in 2009, and she scored over 200 goals.

Alfs 12:46 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
twoleftfeet 12:20 Sat Feb

That's a lot more football experience than most commentators.

geoffpikey 12:39 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
"Saturday football" has now run Saturday to "Saturday".

Is this a record? Eight Days A Week.

Fortunes Hiding 12:35 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
Neil Redfearn....

I used to be a steward at Fellows Park Walsall.

About 1988, Walsall vs Oldham, 90th minute.

Ball rolls out and I went to get it,
NR” pass the ball you black bastard”

BLM would’ve been all over that now.

twoleftfeet 12:20 Sat Feb 20
Re: Saturday football
Luckily I avoided it but just thought I’d google Lucy Ward and her football credentials are poor.

Played 100 times for Leeds 20 years ago, partner of Neil Redfearn.

Not sure what makes her and expert?

Sven Roeder 11:56 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
Watched the last half hour and Leeds had 5 excellent chances (incl a goal that was inches offside) and were beaten by a goal that bounced in off the keepers back.
HARSH

Steve McMANAMAN's hair in the wind was amusing. Ken DODD's love child?
As said female commentator proving the Japanese Olympic guy's point. Or getting paid by the word

happygilmore 11:18 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
i was wrong ..Lucy Ward.. equally as bad

VirginiaHam 11:14 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
She's shocking; please God, not Sunday........hopefully she'll be in bed.

happygilmore 10:49 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
VirginiaHam 10:41 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
happygilmore 10:28 Fri Feb 19

that's her.

VirginiaHam 10:41 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
happygilmore 10:28 Fri Feb 19

If her name is Karen, fuck me she's annoying. Got her here in the US. Going to watch Watford instead.

Faux Bare 10:40 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
Time for a new thread?

happygilmore 10:28 Fri Feb 19
Re: Saturday football
will someone tell that woman on BT Sports that sometimes, less is more.

she doesn't half rabbit on.

Manuel 8:33 Thu Feb 18
Re: Saturday football
I see the usual old moaners are at it again. Moan, moan, moan.

Sven Roeder 12:11 Thu Feb 18
Re: Saturday football
Watched M'bappe last night & Haaland tonight, two fantastic young strikers
Pleasure to watch strikers playing with pace & skill ... no diving, no playacting for pens and no trying to injure defenders by tunnelling under them when they are jumping for the ball.

twoleftfeet 11:52 Wed Feb 17
Re: Saturday football
It wasn’t long ago that Ancelotti was the messiah and Everton were going to be challenging for the title.

Bang average side, just think they chose him over Moyes 😄😄

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