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Postby tarek » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:24 am

Arsenal 7-2 Burnley (5-0 by half-time). Adebayor 3 goals Vela 2 goals
What are the odds on that ?:D

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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:25 am

tarek wrote:Arsenal 7-2 Burnley (5-0 by half-time). Adebayor 3 goals Vela 2 goals
What are the odds on that ?


A lot more likely than this:
Manchester United concede a goal from a dubious penalty decision.

A bit more likely than this:
Hey! They just fixed the forum clock!

About the same likelihood as this:
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A bit less likely than this:
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A lot less likely than this:
999_Springs wrote:Arsenal 3-0 Burnley
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Postby udosuk » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:53 pm

udosuk wrote:After Sunday's matches only 2 of these scenarios are left:

1. ManU winning all of their remaining league matches this season.

2. Arsenal drawing all of their remaining league matches this season.

No prize for guessing right which will stay possible longer... (I don't suppose both of those would last until May 16 when the 2 teams face off...)

Both survived another week...

At least Arsenal made up for 1 pt in this round, now just 6 behind Villa. For the hopefuls it'll only take 2 rounds for them to catch up, but according to the preposition above it'll take them 6 rounds (assuming Villa will lose all matches from now on).
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Postby tarek » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:06 pm

07 Feb 2007, I wrote:It would be interesting to see how many points will Aston V snatch from their upcoming 5-6 matches ... tough.


udosuk wrote:but according to the preposition above it'll take them 6 rounds (assuming Villa will lose all matches from now on).


Since My question: 1 game down & 0 points for Aston V (loss to Chelsea)

Their upcoming matches:
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Aston Villa v Stoke, 15:00

Wednesday, 04 March 2009
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Man City v Aston Villa, 19:45

Sunday, 15 March 2009
Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa v Tottenham, 16:00

Sunday, 22 March 2009
Barclays Premier League
Liverpool v Aston Villa, 16:00

Sunday, 05 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Aston Villa, 16:00

Sunday, 12 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa v Everton, 13:30

Saturday, 18 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa v West Ham, 15:00

Saturday, 25 April 2009
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Bolton v Aston Villa, 15:00

Anyone Guessing the outcome ???!!!

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Postby udosuk » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:33 pm

Being conservative, Villa probably will get zero point against ManU, Liverpool & perhaps even Everton. But against Stoke, ManC & Tottenham, I can't say who's the underdog there. If Villa win all 3, they'll get 9 pts from these 7 matches (including the Chelsea match yesterday).

On the other hand, here are Arsenal's next 6 matches:

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 3 Mar, 19:45 West Bromwich v Arsenal    - Premier League
14 Mar, 15:00 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers - Premier League
21 Mar, 17:30 Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League
 4 Apr, 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester City  - Premier League
11 Apr, 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Arsenal   - Premier League

None against top 4 teams, so the "normal fans" will predict them to get 18 pts from these. But I've mentioned this team often only fires up and plays better against top 4 teams, so we will have to see...

One thing is sure, if Arsenal manages to draw all 6 matches, Arsene Wenger will probably get fired.:!:
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Postby udosuk » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:59 pm

For tonight's 4 CL matches:

Atletico 0-0 Porto
Lyon 1-3 Barca
Arsenal 1-2 Roma
Inter 0-2 ManU

Prepared to go 0 for 4...
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Postby udosuk » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:14 am

1 for 4...:(

Except for the 1st match which I got the draw right, the other 3 all missed by 2 goals on the visiting teams.

Here are tonight's 4 matches:

Villarreal 3-1 Pana
Real 2-2 Looprevil
Sporting 1-1 Bayern
Chelsea 1-0 Juve

The worst I can get is 1 for 8 now...



Added later:

Atletico 0-0 Porto 2-2
Lyon 1-3 Barca 1-1
Arsenal 1-2 Roma 1-0
Inter 0-2 ManU 0-0
Villarreal 3-1 Pana 1-1
Real 2-2 Looprevil 0-1
Sporting 1-1 Bayern 0-5
Chelsea 1-0 Juve 1-0

(1+1.5)/8=31.25%, worse than the expected 1/3.:(

Fulham (W), Hull (?), West Ham (L), Blackburn (L)

According to my current form Hull will definitely lose tonight.

Another interesting talking point: ManU is the only English side failed to win this round, with a grand total of 3 goals scored for the 4 of them.:!:



Added even later:

So Hull won. Once again my "anti-jinxing" attempt worked.:)
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Postby udosuk » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:54 pm

999_Springs wrote:Burnley definitely can't beat Arsenal twice in the same season, in the same way as Derby can't beat Manchester United twice in the same season and that Hull can't beat Arsenal twice in the same season.

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

Spot on. Great call 999_Springs. You won comprehensively (final score for the 8 first-legs of round 5 matches: 5/8=62.5%).

Also Arsenal won a league match last weekend, so the only cliff hanger left is whether ManU will win out the season (hopefully not)...
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Postby tarek » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:40 am

udosuk wrote:, so the only cliff hanger left is whether ManU will win out the season (hopefully not)...
As Man U have sealed the league IMO .... They can focus on other silverware ... You might see a weaker Man U in the Premiership because of that.

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Postby udosuk » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:40 pm

Forget about the winning-out bit, Liverpool just ripped ManU 4-1.:)

Unbelievable that van der Sar gave up 4 goals in a match!:!:

Will Tottenham help out Arsenal by beating Villa tomorrow?
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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:58 pm

Predictions for the rest of the season:

Manchester United will win the Premiership, but it goes down to the last game.
Arsenal will overtake Aston Villa on the last day into fourth place, in a similar manner to Tottenham's silly story about lasagne a few seasons ago.
West Brom, Middlesbrough and Tottenham (yes, I mean it) to get relegated with Stoke extremely close.
Arsenal to win the FA Cup with some rather dubious refereeing decisions.
Tarek to win the Premiership predictions. (SIGH!!!)
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07 Feb 2007, I wrote:It would be interesting to see how many points will Aston V snatch from their upcoming 5-6 matches ... tough.

5-6 games in 2 years? Hmmm...
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Postby udosuk » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:10 am

udosuk wrote:Will Tottenham help out Arsenal by beating Villa tomorrow?

Yes they did (and I'm sure Arsenal fans are very grateful).

I guess the only direction for Villa from this point on is down.

I don't think this season has any more points of interest for me to care about. So I'm prepared to switch my focus to other sports.
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Postby tarek » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:26 pm

udosuk wrote:
udosuk wrote:Will Tottenham help out Arsenal by beating Villa tomorrow?

Yes they did (and I'm sure Arsenal fans are very grateful).
Well,
I think it did speed the inevitable (Arsenal getting back to the top 4) ...

I am hoping (As I predicted) that Arsenal finish 2nd behind Man U ... This is now looking more difficult with the return of Form from Liverpool & Chelsea ...

The relegation battle is still full on with money on HULL to join WBA.

Regarding the champions league. I have to mention Arsenal's best player of the night .... Baptista:D (Good choice on the Wenger:!: )

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Postby udosuk » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:39 pm

tarek wrote:Well,
I think it did speed the inevitable (Arsenal getting back to the top 4) ...

I think you've overlooked another team - the Toffees. While we're pretty sure none of Hull+Tottenham will finish above Arsenal, I will go out on a limb and say one of Villa+Everton will play in the Champions League next season.

Also Hull 3-1 Arsenal tonight. If I'm wrong (again) you guys won't hear me predict anything involving Arsenal from now on.:(

Keep in mind the title of this thread - Football CRAZY!:!:



Added later: Oh well, Arsenal won 2-1. It figures.:(
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Postby tarek » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:09 am

21.030.09:

Man U Lost
Chelsea Lost
Everton Lost

Arsenal Won

All eyes on tomorrow's Liverpool v Aston V

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