What to write about today? I mean it’s not as though anything of major significance has happened to a Premier League Football club in the last day or so …
If this is the first time you’ve ever read something I’ve blogged about football, you would be interested to find out that Arsene Wenger has dominated a lot of my football conversation here up until a year or so ago. A bit odd really seeing as though I’m a Liverpool fan, but yeah I would write a lot about the state of Arsenal. It’s not I stopped caring or having interest. It’s just that they evidently did. Nevertheless he has announced his departure at the end of the season. There will be much to write on that matter, but I will leave it until then.
There were a few games over the week which I had a go at predicting. Here’s how I did with points at stake – 3 points for a spot on prediction, 1 point for a correct outcome and 0 points for getting it all wrong.
Brighton 1-3 Tottenham (0 points – actual score 1-1)
Bournemouth 2-2 Man Utd (0 points – actual score 0-2)
Burnley 2-1 Chelsea (0 points – actual score 1-2)
Leicester 3-1 Southampton (0 points – actual score 0-0)
Well that’s a full house of the wrong sort. No spot on predictions. No correct outcomes. No points at all. I don’t think I’ve done that before. A little odd. Nevertheless it’s one of those things that I will have to get over.
Meanwhile, there are just a handful of games left in the league campaign. This weekend sees half a dozen of them played. Here’s how I’ll reckon they’ll turn out.
West Brom 1-3 Liverpool
Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 3-0 West Ham
Stoke City 0-1 Burnley
Man City 3-1 Swansea City
Everton 1-1 Newcastle United
In what remains, one particular movement at the lower end of the table could be decided this weekend if results go a particular way. While others have domestic cup semi-finals to address, a top four side is playing knowing a top four win could virtually guarantee them a place in the Champions League next season.
Will West Brom produce another surprise result? Can Stoke get some much needed points in their struggle to stay up? Can Everton taking on Newcastle United not be the bore draw that appears to be written all over it?
Let’s see how it goes.
C. L. J. Dryden