Monday, 27 December 2010


At the request of my footy-mad little nephew following deep discussions yesterday during turkey and mince pies, here's the promised football predictions blog for 2011...

Dream prediction:-  
David Beckham and Ray Wilkins take over management of the England Team. I have everything crossed that Capello goes soon with a big fat pay off and we get some pride, passion and playing skills back into the England squad. Surely Lord Beckham of Leytonstone and Uncle Fester can lead us to winning Euro 2012? 

Top 5 for the Premiership 
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Arsenal 
4. Tottenham 
5. Chelsea 

Relegated from Premiership 
West Brom  
Newcastle Utd

FA Cup Winners

Champions League 
Barcelona  (beating Man Utd in final on penalties)

Golden Boot in Premiership

2011 Transfers
Gareth Bale from Spurs to Real Madrid/Barca
Ashley Young from Aston Villa to Man Utd 
Darren Bent from Sunderland to Fulham 
Charlie Adam from Blackpool to Bolton 
David Nugent from Portsmouth to Blackpool 
Clint Dempsey from Fulham to Aston Villa 
Fernando Torres from Liverpool to Man Utd 
Pepe Reina from Liverpool to Man Utd 
Scott Parker from West Ham to Spurs 
Wesley Sneijder from Inter to Man Utd
Andy Carroll from Newcastle to Arsenal? (yeah, I know an Englishman at Arsenal!)

-- the Man Utd predictions are based on the Quatar takeover coming good! 

Premiership Managers Under Threat 
Alan Pardew - a 5 year contract and two games in, but Ashley made a big mistake with Pardew and I can't see him lasting the season or the Toon staying up with him in charge. 
Carlo Ancelotti - he looks unsettled and could be heading back to Italia? 
Mark Hughes - might be in trouble if his best players are sold in January 
Roy Hodgson - looks completely out of his depth at Liverpool. Martin O'Neill surely a better option? 
Avram Grant - West Ham are on the slippery slope and it can't be too long before Grant is on his way out.

1 comment:

  1. 1st prediction (8th Jan) - Roy Hodgson leaves Liverpool.