Predictions: Sunderland, Man Utd/ City, Newcastle, Stoke, Everton – How will they fare?

A very productive week for all concerned in the Salut! Predictions League, a fact which must frustrate Bill and Robert no ends as in other weeks they could, and would, have moved up the table swiftly – so crap are our usual collective predictions. This week, however, no fewer than five of us gained 4 (four) points. We have our friends Newcastle largely to thank for that one

Jake ponders Poznangate.

 

Malcolm and Sixer are doing their best to allow the rest to catch up by picking up solitary points, while John Mac and Colin slide down the table despite gaining a point. The first week everybody has scored at least a point, in fact.

We really are rubbish at this.

Stoke v Everton is an interesting one this week – so I’m going with that alongside the North East’s big two fixtures against Manchester’s big two. Well, against Salford’s big one and Manchester’s big one, perhaps. You know what I mean. Easy three points for the lads, I suspect – this despite Wayne Rooney bouncing about in his stripey pyjamas tonight like a kid at Christmas. He’s foaming at the mouth and all excited for revenge, strangely. I must misunderstand the concept of revenge. All sorts of threats coming our way from the Old Trafford faithful (and not so faithful) due to the youthful element in one corner of our ground mocking them with the Poznan at the summit of last season. They seem mad…..

OH NO……….

maybe they’ll beat us………

AGAIN!

Here’s the predictions:

Man Utd v Sunderland

Robert: Wayne Rooney is convinced Sunderland need to be taught a lesson after some fans celebrated City winning the title after United defeated us on the last day of last season. My hope, that Rooney gets all wound up, kicks someone, and gets sent off. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening, and United will stroll to a 2-0 win.

Jeremy: It’s difficult to envisage anything for our fans to “Poznan” over in this one. Man Utd to probably run us ragged and stick a few past the increasingly brilliant Simon Mignolet. Man Utd 3 Sunderland 0

Colin: Can’t see anything better, much as I naturally Iong to be proved utterly wrong. Pete Sixmsith summed it up by asking whether the win against Reading was papering over the cracks. Well, there are still cracks. If this is unwarranted pessimism, over to MoN and the Lads to make me eat my words. 4-1.

The rest: John Mac 5-6. Bill 2-2. Sixer 1-2. Goldy 1-0. Jake 3-0. Malcolm 3-0.

Newcastle v Man City

John Mac: Man City look to have too much against a lacklustre team whose manager has peaked (only 7 years 8 months of him to go, boys!) 0-2.

Jake: Hopefully the Skunks slump will continue. I really can’t see anything other than a City win.

Goldy: Now then. I’m gonna be honest here, I obviously fancy a City win but I’m going tactical with my prediction. I was umming and aghhing regarding the score – but my mind has now been made up by the other predictions. I’d kick myself if they all come in and mine didn’t. Observe the first four predictions proceeding mine and you’ll see what I mean. 1-3.

The rest: Robert 1-3. Jeremy 1-3. Bill 1-3. Colin 1-3. Sixer 0-2. Malcolm 1-2.

Stoke v Everton

Bill: With only three points separating Potters and Toffees, this might look like an obvious draw. Stoke are the great stonewallers – unbeaten at home since the Cats’ victory last February and with only two goals against them at the Britannia ground this season. But that can’t last and I think Everton just might have the edge. 0-1.

Sixer: No rugby score here. Both sides thrive in adversity, unlike some I could name. 0-1.

Malcolm: I always feel that Everton should be better than teams like Stoke, with more flair and technical ability at their disposal but as we know the Potters never make it easy for visiting teams. A one all draw is my feeling. 1-1.

The rest: Robert 1-1. Jeremy 1-1. Jon Mac 2-1. Colin 0-1. Goldy 1-1. Jake 0-1.

Something’s gotta give if 0-1 or 1-1 comes in at The Brittania then.

Here’s the table:

Correct Results Correct Scores Points
Malcolm Dawson 20 5 30
Sixer 17 5 27
Jeremy Robson 17 4 25
Jake 20 2 24
Colin Randall 16 3 22
Goldy 18 2 22
John McCormick 15 3 21
Robert Simmonds 12 4 21
Bill Taylor 13 3 19

 

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5 Responses to “Predictions: Sunderland, Man Utd/ City, Newcastle, Stoke, Everton – How will they fare?” Subscribe

  1. Jake December 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Hey just a doggone cottin’-pickin’ minute! I said we’d get beat 3:1! You’ve also omitted my Skunks/Citeh score, 2:1 to the champions of England.

  2. Goldy December 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Balls! Always mess up somewhere. Will correct it in due course. Think I’ll have a Nanna nap first though.

  3. Jake December 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Okey Dokey (pig in a pokey).

    • Goldy December 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      This is a local shop, for local people. We’ll have no trouble here.

      • Jake December 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

        You lied to me Goldy. You lied to me. There is a Swansea… and other places.

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