Monday, January 17, 2011

On the Recap: Weekend Slugger Fest

Look who's back

To make the recap a little bit interesting, lets compare the forecast with the real outcome of the weekend:-

Comparison format
Result; "On the Forecast prediction"; Honest assessment;

Arsenal 0-3 win, "A tight win nonetheless to send Grant packing"; I expect a high resistance from The Hammers but they surrendered tamely with a bad debut by Wayne Bridge; The revival of Arsenal attacking duo (VPersie - 2 goals, 1 assist and Walcott - 2 assists, 1 goal); Diminished output by Nasri & Fab;

City 4-3 win, "City will win it tight a la Blackpool win when the expected drubbing was way off "; Dzeko debuted with an assist but Tevez scored his fifth brace of the season; Indeed a tight win with Wolves managed to claw back to make it look like a thriller; City bold assessment, their defense had an occasional time off;

Chelsea 2-0 win, "Straight home win or else Ancelotti has to go"; Comfortable win but no easy task for Ancelotti's men; Ivanovic scored big as a central defender, scored 1, assisted 1 and a clean sheet; Drog scored a blank while Anelka got a rare strike; Predictable Rovers loss;

Brums 1-1 Villains, "Brums has the edge but draw is the likely result"; Correct prediction between the two neighbors; A tale of two defenders, both Ridgewell & Collins scored; Bentley the one to watch as he looked set to take the kicks; Villa games seemed improving;

Merseyside Derby 2-2, "High scoring draw for me"; Another correct assessment, a thriller with points shared ; Same points and same games played in the premiership; Meireles & Kuyt netted a goal each with the latter received a full bonus; Everton scored first (Beckford) and temporarily leading with Distin goal; With this form, Everton can scare anybody;

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Black Cats 1-1 Toon Army, "The Black Cats will get their revenge"; One of the wrong outcome for me as Sunderland never got their revenge; Newcastle were resilient after Nolan goal; The Black Cats were playing catching up for 90 minutes and Gyan managed to score in the stoppage time (wicked deflection of Bardsley thunderbolt); Newcastle will not be relegated this season;

Spurs 0-0 United, "I see a thriller with non stop action but ends with a draw"; A thriller with no goals in it, what a weird game wasn't it?; Both teams were scoring for fun but suddenly blank!; Nani and VDV were anonymous with the only notable incident was Rafael sent off (There goes my transfer plan for the double!); The real winner are the defenders, the impressive Vidic and the fit again Dawson;

Wigan 1-1 Fulham, "A draw seems too good to be true; I'm banking on the home win though"; The obvious result did happened, a predicted stalemate but I tried not to be so obvious;D Typical performance for the likes of Rodallega (delicate chipped goal), Nzogbia, Dempsey but Andy Johnson broke his scoring duck since two years ago if I'm not mistaken:O, what?;

Potters 2-0 win, "A draw with both teams conceding"; A rather comfortable result for the home team, Bolton concedes yet again while Stoke are currently the most impressive team in the premiership, steadily climb up the table; Etherington was the star man in this fixture to confirm himself as a fantasy darling; Catch him while you can when everybody wonders where is Elmander?

Baggies 3-2 Tangerines, "I go with another draw with both teams conceding"; Thriller master Tangerines almost brought back a point from The Hawthorns; Predictable defense performance for both sides; When he's fit, he will haunt you (A brace from the signing of the season Odemwingie other than VDV of course); Adam got yet another bonus in the middle of the park but Mulumbu received the maximum though;

So, there you have it, predictions with 65 percent accuracy haha see you next week...Double gamers, start your engines... 

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