Premier League Predictions 2018/19: January 29th-30th

Last time out, The premier League incredibly saw two seven-goal thriller’s over the course of the weekend. Wolves overcame Leicester City 4-3 with a late goal from Diego Jota while Liverpool edged past a very resilient Crystal Palace by the same score. Manchester City kept the pressure on the leaders with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Toen in their first game since the departure of David Wagner. In the battle for the top four, Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 while Tottenham Hotspur snatched victory with 12 seconds to go thanks to Harry Winks against Fulham and Ole Gunner Solsjkaer maintained his 100% start at Manchester United with a 21 win over Brighton. In the bottom half of the table, there were big wins for Newcastle (who defeated Cardiff 3-0) and Ralph Hassenhuttl’s revival at Southaptkcontinued with a 201 win over Everton while Bournemouth defeated West Ham 2-0. The boring game f the weekend had to be the goalless draw at Vicarage Road between Watford and Burnley.

In the 9 days since the last set of Premier League fixtures, a lot has happened… read more

Shocking and Surprising comments from Conservative MP’s: December 2018

The first post in this monthly series of posts did not go so well. It was not even published until mid-December. The original post also only had a working title (*Comments you Probably would not have expected a Government/Tory MP to say: November 2018) which has since been shortened down to the above. Granted, this is also a later post but then a part of that has been down to me adjusting to the new set up on Word Press which has been a slightly frustrating process. 

The purpose of these posts is to highlight the level of hypocrisy in the comments sprouted by government ministers. Seeing as the government is a Conservative minority one, but allows me to do something that I enjoy doing; Toy bashing. Would these posts happen in the event of a Labour government? Who knows but I don’t have to think about that until 2022 by which time I may not be doing this blog anymore. read more

Premier League Predictions 2018/19: January 19th-20th

Last weekend, Ole Gunner Solsjkaer recorded his 6th straight win since taking the reigns as interim manager at Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Spurs in what was dubbed to be his biggest test yet. He had David De Gea and Marcus Rashford to thank for that. In the battle to get in the top 4, Chelsea duly beat Newcastle at home to return to winning ways at Stamford bridge while Arsenal slipped with a defeat at West Ham. Newcastle meanwhile, dipped into the bottom three after Southampton managed to win at Leicester while Cardiff were held to a goalless draw with Huddersfield. In the race for the title, Liverpool kept pace with a 1-0 win at Brighton and in the Monday Night Football, Man City made sure they did not fall further behind with a 3-0 win over Wolves.

Now I am back into the swing of things with predictions; I will just refresh what I do in these posts. I have been comparing the predictions made by football pundits Paul Merson (Sky Sports) and Mark Lawrenson (BBC) to see who is the most accurate of the two. To make it a bit more exciting for me, I have been making predictions of my own. In the comparison I use the scoring system used by Sky Sports in their Super 6 game which is as follows: read more

Premier League Predictions 2018/19: January 12th-14th

After an extended break over the festive period and I am back with the Premier League predictions! There have been four sets of Premier League fixtures in that time. The outcome of these predictions was intended to be published before this post but things have not gone to plan.

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The Mind of Rowan in 2019…

The clock has turned on 2018 and we are now in 2019. It was certainly an interesting year but much like half of the Avengers at the end of Infinity War (surely everyone who wants to see it has seen it by now), that year is now dust and in the past.

On a personal level, I certainly got to chuck a few things off the bucket list; I visited the Olympic Stadium and the Houses of Parliament in February/March time just as the Beast from the East hit. I actually embarked on my first ever political protest in October. The summer was glorious and long and I got to be there for the wedding of two of my University friends; not to mention the stag do. Sorry, Tom. Then there’s football and the so far disastrous 5 a side Sunday league he signed us up to with the team name taking inspiration from my Fantasy Football team. For anyone who knows it, it hasn’t served any favours yet… read more