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Friday, 12 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: Sunderland edge ahead of Wigan

Sunderland may only have six games left to save their Premier League status but Black Cat Tony Ratton is edging slightly closer to Predict the Premier League title glory. Mr Ratton, who has been favourite for the title for the majority of the season, has moved one point clear of his nearest rival W...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Birmingham City and Leicester City are on the up

Birmingham City are on course to finish in the top half of the table under Lee Clark and the Blues fans are optimistically looking forward to the 2013/14 season. Off the pitch its been a good time for the Bluenoses too, especially Squarefootballs Steve Coulter, who has been our top Expert over the ...

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Aberdeen are out of the bottom three

Did you that Aberdeen - the only Scottish club to have won two European trophies - have not won a major piece of silverware since beating Dundee in the Coca-Cola Cup final way back in 1995? The Dandy Dons have been in the doldrums far too long but maybe the arrival of Derek McInnes will galvanise th...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Championship: Who's going up and who's going down?

The Championship is arguably the toughest football league in the world. Anyone can beat anyone on their day and a couple of wins can take you from relegation fodder to play-off material. There are only eight more games of this madness left before the crazy world of the play-offs get under way, so le...

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Good times for Portsmouth

First let me apologise for the lateness of this update - its been over a month - but theres only so many hours in a day and this guy has only just discovered the wonders of Homeland and Claire Danes! So without further ado, lets get cracking. Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0 Liverpool gave Swansea Cit...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn, Portsmouth and Wolves in battle for second

Manchester United have blown away the rest of the Premier League to all but wrap up the title in March and so has Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin in our Predict the Premier League competition. Our leader is a whopping 33 points clear of his nearest challengers, Portsmouths Peter Rendle and Wolv...

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Monday, 04 March 2013

The View Outside The Premier League: Middlesbrough peg back Cardiff and Hull City take advantage

Just when it seemed that Cardiff were beginning to set the seal on a successful promotion campaign Middlesbrough spoilt the party on Saturday and revived their own flagging hopes into the bargain. When confidence is low sometimes it takes an addition from outside the dressing room to cut through ...

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Monday, 25 February 2013

The View Outside The Premier League: Bolton finally hit form and its a blanket race In the Conference

Bolton Wanderers hammered promotion-chasing Hull City 4-1 on Saturday and established a modest unbeaten run of four games. This is how Trotters fans hoped things would be from the start of the campaign but it seems the improvement has come too late. Even with the departures fro the squad after ...

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Classic League Cup Finals: Middlesbrough 2 Bolton 1 2004

Squarefootballs Steve Coulter ends his look back at classic League Cup finals by taking a look back at Middlesbroughs victory over Bolton Wanderers in 2004. Potential England managers Steve McClaren and Sam Allardyce locked horns but McClaren won and ultimately went on to manage the national team w...

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Predict the Premier League: Squarefootball chief leads the way again

Right weve got three weeks of fixtures to get through here so lets get cracking. Please cast your mind back to the midweek fixtures of January 29 and 30. Aston Villa 1 Newcastle United 2 This was a huge game at the foot of the table and one that the visitors emerged from as victors. Goals from Ca...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Squarefootball chief extends his head at the top

There was a time when Squarefootballs Antony Melvins position at the top looked under threat. Today he stands 31 points clear of his nearest rivals Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Wolves fan Chris Cox. Down at the foot of the table the bottom three places are still occupied by Sunderlands Sarsha...

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Arsenal, Norwich, Liverpool, Newcastle: The top 10 FA Cup giant killings of all-time

Luton Town became the first non-league club in 24 years to beat a top flight side on Saturday as the Hatters beat Premier League Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road. Paul Buckles men rode their luck against the Canaries, but super sub Scott Rendell wrote his name in FA Cup folklore with a winner 10 mi...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn and Wolves narrow the gap on leader

Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Wolverhampton Wanderers fan Chris Cox have their sights on Predict the Premier League silverware and the current leader, Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin, will be looking nervously over his shouder. Both Mr Kennedy and Mr Cox cut the gap on Mr Melvin this past...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn Rovers regain their form

The FA Cup has taken centre stage this weekend so this is the ideal time to update our Predict the Premier League tables. It has been a manic past fortnight with goals and shocks galore, but who has been the best at predicting this madness? Step forward Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy. He has been o...

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Squarefootball chief increases lead at the top

The festive period was jammed packed with football and this is the first update of our Predict the Premier League Experts table of 2013. We may be in a new year, but its the same old story at the top of our table, although there are changes at the other end. Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin rema...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Portsmouth get 2013 off to a flying start

2012 was another painful year for Portsmouth but hopefully they will follow Peter Rendles example in 2013 and not Dan Taylors. Mr Rendle was our top pundit over the festive period, picking up 39 points from a possible 117, to climb into the top four. It wasnt such good news for his fellow Pompey fo...

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Saturday, 05 January 2013

Whose name is on the FA Cup? Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United?

The FA Cup Third Round gets under way this weekend and everyone is dreaming of Wembley. Even the big boys, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Spurs will all be looking forward to a sunny day under the arch in May. But who will win the FA Cup this season? Chelsea are the current ...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Festive joy for Squarefootball chief, Wolves and Aberdeen

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City ensured there were points to be had this past weekend, but the Gunners and Citys slender wins, combined with Liverpool and Chelseas goalfest, meant maximum points were hard to get. Here is a rundown of who scored what on the weekend of December 22/23....

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn fall further behind the leader

The title race for our Predict the Premier League title was a two-horse one until recently. Ever since Blackburn hit the top spot the wheels have come off of Terry Kennedys juggernaut. As we prepare for Christmas dinner, Squarefootballs Antony Melvinis eight points clear. At the bottom, Aberdeens C...

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Monday, 24 December 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Becchio bags a Boro brace and Brandy butters Saddlers

We had the usual rash of Christmas postponements but not for the traditional reasons. This time waterlogged pitches caused the problems rather than frost and snow. Very few lower division games survived but there was a near full programme in the Championship. Leeds United got off to the perfect s...

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Squarefootball chief extends lead over Blackburn

Squarefootballs Antony Melvin has extended his lead at the top of the Experts Predict the Premier League table to five points, but with a hectic festive period just around the corner anything could happen and Blackburns Terry Kennedy or Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin could easily be top by the time we ...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Great week for Leicester City

Leicester City were top dogs in the Experts section of our Predict the Premier League competition in Game Week 16. Chris Pettitt, our hilarious TV critic, was the only pundit to pick up double figures to top our weekly chart. His haul included two correct scores and four correct outcomes. Mr Pettit...

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn, Leicester and Wolves hit form

We have three game weeks to run through here so lets not waste any time. Week 13 Sunderland v West Brom The Baggies beat Martin ONeills men at the Stadium of Light 2-4. At the time it moved them up to third. Eight of our experts expected an away win, but nobody thought it would be such a high s...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn are toppled and Aberdeen are off the bottom

Its been a few weeks since I had the opportunity to update the Predict the Premier League table and a lot has changed. For a start Blackburns Terry Kennedy has been replaced at the top by his long-term rival, Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin. Mr Kennedy and Mr Melvin have been the Manchester Uni...

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Aberdeen and West Ham top the table

The Premier League threw up a number of shock results at the weekend. Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton were all fancied for wins on the road at West Brom, Norwich and Reading but the big boys all left their destinations empty-handed. Even Fulham, who had only lost at home twice during 2012, ...

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Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Blackburn are still the team to beat

It was a poor weekend for points in the Predict the Premier League competition. Hot favourites like Chelsea, Everton, Fulham and Manchester United all let our pundits down following their shock defeats. So much so that our highest scorers this week were Aberdeens Colin Illingworth and West Hams Nige...

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Predict the Premier League: Everton back into second

It wasnt a great weekend points wise for the majority of our pundits but Sunderlands Tony Ratton remains on top of our table. Mr Ratton only picked up two points this weekend and his lead at the top has been cut to seven points by Evertons Chris Goodwin. The Toffees slipped up against Reading, but ...

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Gap closing on Blackburn Rovers

At one stage it looked as though our Predict the Premier League title race was going to be a two-horse affair. Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin were running away with it. However, we now have a new faction in the mix, Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin. Mr Larkin has ...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Birmingham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Wolves are perfect 10s

Cast your mind back to last weekend. Arsenal were left frustrated at home by Fulham, Manchester United came back from two down to beat Aston Villa, City beat Spurs, Newcastle United were beaten at home by West Ham United and Chelsea were held by Liverpool. Some of those results proved beneficial to ...

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Thursday, 08 November 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Blackburn's lead narrows

Blackburns Terry Kennedy stormed to the top of the table last week but all of that excitement must have gone to his head as he could only manage four points this week. This has allowed former leader and Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin to close the gap to just one point. This week belongs to Squ...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Squarefootball ace and Pompey top the bill

Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin was our top pundit this week, with a whopping 12 points, one point more than Portsmouths Peter Rendle. Mr Larkin, who is our expert on all things outside of the Premier League, managed to predict four games spot on to storm into the top three of the overall table. In a w...

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Sunday, 04 November 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Blackburn hit the top spot

On the pitch Blackburn Rovers have a new manager; off the pitch Rovers are top of the league! Blackburn fan Terry Kennedy has been getting closer and closer to Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin week-by-week, but in Gameweek nine the hunter has become the hunted. Mr Kennedy was our joint top sc...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Blackburn and Leicester on top

Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City are fighting it out to win promotion from the Championship but both Terry Kennedy and Chris Pettitt should take a bow as they shared top spot in game week nine. Both Mr Kennedy and Mr Pettitt scored a whopping 13 points in that period, a tally that was enough to...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A shortfall of laughs as Redknapp, Corden and co play the fools

In these bleak, recession-hit days of austerity and hardship, we are all frantically searching for ways to forget our woes and feel a little better about things. Often, we look towards our local footballing heroes for an escape, but even that’s turning sour right now. A game seemingly awash ...

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Monday, 29 October 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Palace Show Resilience and the Gills Are On A Roll

It proved to be a weekend of quiet satisfaction for Crystal Palace fans. Despite Dougie Freedmans decision to join Bolton the Eagles produced the performance of the day to end Leicester Citys unbeaten home record. And for good measure, Bolton lost at Middlesbrough. Because of his past service t...

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Blackburn edge ever closer to top spot

While the Premier League title is fast becoming a three-horse race our Predict the Premier League Experts predictions competition looks like a two-horse race already. Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin Antony Melvin continues to lead the way, but his lead at the top continues to be chipped away at...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Top week for Bolton and West Ham

Bolton Wanderers may still be searching for their next manager but Bolton fan Dave Blackburn put that all behind him to share top spot this week in our Predict the Premier League competition with a jubilant West Ham supporter and Squarefootball writer Mitch Waddon. Both pundits pulled in an impress...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Middlesbrough enjoy another away day and Bournemouth down Tranmere

Saturday proved to be one of strange results in the Championship, as most of the frontrunners fluffed their lines. But Middlesbrough once again demonstrated their talent for getting a result playing away from the Riverside. Their 1-0 win at Brighton delivered a fourth successive away win for To...

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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: No change at the top

There has been no change in the top three again this week as Squarefootballs Antony Melvin remains in the lead, closely followed by Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Sunderlands Sarshar Hosseinnia. However, Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin has climbed in to fourth place following his points haul of 11...

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Predict the Premier League: Squarefootball ace comes out on top

Squarefootballs Football League expert Hugh Larkin was our top pundit this past weekend. Mr Larkin pulled in 11 points and was the only competitor to get into double figures. His score not only give him the accolade of top pundit for week seven, it also pushed him up to fourth in the overall table. ...

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Thursday, 04 October 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: West Ham enter the top four

Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin extended his lead at the top by a point over the past weekend, but Blackburn Rovers fan Terry Kennedy remains his nearest challenger. However, it was West Ham United fan Nigel Telfer who was the biggest mover this week as he soared into the top four thanks to his...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Top marks for West Ham

Its been a great week for fans of West Ham United. The Hammers moved into the top seven with victory over QPR at Loftus Road on Monday and Andy Carroll made his return from injury. But the celebrations did not stop there, as West Ham fan Nigel Telfer recorded the highest score of our prediction comp...

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Portsmouth are on the up

Portsmouth fans have endured a terrible time over the past few years but Portsmouth fan Peter Rendle has given Pompey fans everywhere something to shout about after topping our Predict the Premier League Experts weekly chart. Our man from the land down under picked up 12 points and has now stormed ...

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Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Blackburn and Sunderland close the gap at the top

Blackburn Rovers may be considering sacking manager Steve Kean as the side sit third in the Championship, but theres no way theyd get rid of Rovers fan Terry Kennedy. Mr Kennedy has now closed the gap on Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin at the top of the table to just two points, but he is close...

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Monday, 24 September 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Wolves pile misery on Posh, Tranmere score for fun

Saturday proved to be another miserable one for fans of Peterborough United as visitors Wolves claimed the points and left Darren Fergusons side still without a point this campaign. The match was a delight for Wolves fans though and the Molineux club have now slipped quietly into one of the play-...

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Squarefootball chief opens a five-point lead

You dont get to be the editor of a football website unless you have a good knowledge of the game and Antony Melvin certainly knows the Premier League. The big boss has opened up a five-point lead on his nearest challenger, Blackburns Terry Kennedy, and on 35 points he is even ahead of the best the ...

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Predict the Premier League - the Expert: It's double top for Blackburn

Its been a double celebration for Blackburn Rovers fan Terry Kennedy this week. Not only are his boyhood team top of the Championship Mr Kennedy is joint top scorer in the Predict the Premier League Experts section. The Rovers fan shared top spot with Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin, as both pl...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A more civilised way to talk about football perhaps, but it all comes down to Rooney’s gash in the end

Any long time readers of this column will be acutely aware of my ill feelings towards the current football malaise we reside in: the international break. A fortnight long forced abstinence of domestic football with only a scattered group of international fixtures to keep us going. Mercifully...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Sunderland put pressure on leader

Sunderland picked up their second point of the season on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium and Martin ONeill will go into the international break happy with his sides performances so far and dealings in the transfer window. So will Black Cat fanatic Sarshar Hosseinnia as he is breathing down the neck ...

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Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Blackburn, Leicester and Pompey share top spot

Blackburn, Leicester and Portsmouth all shared mixed results at the weekend, but Terry Kennedy, Chris Pettitt and Dan Taylor can all celebrate today as they were our top pundits this week in the Experts section of our Predict the Premier League competetion. In what was a low scoring week across the...

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