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Friday, 12 April 2013

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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Monday, 25 March 2013

The View Outside The Premier League: Tranmere add to Stevenage woes and York City are in trouble

With international matches on the go, this weekend had a truncated Football League programme which was reduced even further by the dreadfulMarch weather. The snow proved to be especially troublesome for Sheffield United and Brentford who would have taken top billing on Sky. Bournemouth and Donc...

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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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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Schmeichel talks us through United’s trip to Madrid while Piers talks down to Owen

For me this past weekend’s football was filled to the brim with acute annoyances and irksome irritations. To start with it was FA Cup Fifth Round and all the best games were on ESPN, and as I’m still too cheap to upgrade it means I had to go without. On top of that, my beloved Leicester didn’...

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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 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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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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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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Wednesday, 02 January 2013

The View Outside The Premier League - No happy New Year for Huddersfield or Portsmouth

New Years Day saw a full programme of League football with some fans enjoying a wonderful start to 2013 - but there was little to revel about in one part of West Yorkshire. Huddersfield Town are in the throes of a horrendous run of form; and its now just five points from the last 30 in the Cham...

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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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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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Sunday, 18 November 2012

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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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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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 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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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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Thursday, 25 October 2012

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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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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Thursday, 11 October 2012

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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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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Thursday, 04 October 2012

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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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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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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Thursday, 20 September 2012

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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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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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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Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Harry has a new game as Redknapp makes his Match Of The Day bow

All in all, it’s fair to say that the summer of 2012 will be looked back on with a great deal of fondness by the vast majority. Sure the weather failed to resemble anything remotely “summery”, and we may of had to put up with the usual bunch of sycophantic ne’er-do-wells in the Big Brother h...

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Monday, 03 September 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Mackail-Smith double sinks Burnley

Craig Mackail-Smith is an unusual name for a Scotland striker but the Brighton player showed his international pedigree at Turf Moor on Saturday with two quality strikes, one of which would grace a goal of the season compilation. The striker made the difference in a 3-1 win which didnt flatter th...

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Squarefootball pair prove their credentials

Welcome to our Predict the Premier League Experts section. Here you will find a mix of Squarefootball writers, regular contributors and Premier League drop outs. Last seasons Expert champion, Blackpools Phil Trow, has bowed out at the top so there will be a new name on our coveted trophy this seaso...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Mischievous Murray makes Match Of The Day 2 anything but the Muppet Show

It already feels like the 2012-13 season has been going for months. Arsenal and Tottenham have had about three different periods of crisis already; Sir Alex claims Wayne Rooney isn’t pulling his weight, despite only having played one and half games; and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is al...

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Monday, 27 August 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Wycombe washed out but its raining goals in Blackpool

Saturdays games saw the rare occurrence of amatch being abandoned due to health and safety reasons. With thunderous clouds overhead and lightning flashing, Wycombe Wanderers and Bristol Rovers were called off well into the second half of their League Two contest. Rovers were the most aggrieved by...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Neville looking sharp as Sky’s fantasy football begins

The beginning of a football season is always a curious period. Our much-cherished teams turn up at 3pm on opening day looking ever so slightly different from the last time we saw them. New kits, new colours if you live in Cardiff, new players and sometimes even new managers. Whatever misty remnant...

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Monday, 20 August 2012

The View Outside The Premier League: Fleetwood fire blanks and Pompey players get to know each other

A new football season always throws up some unusual stories on day one but there can have been few beginnings to a campaign quite like Portsmouths. Amazingly Pompey came away with a point from their first League One encounter despite sending out a whole team of debutants. Before he joined the sou...

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Saturday, 18 August 2012

The 10 worst opening day defeats in the modern game

The new football season in England kicks off on Saturday and everyone will be going into the first game full of optimism and hope for a successful season. Unfortunately, some fans may be left crying in their beer come Saturday night. You see, football can be a cruel, cruel game. It can take that op...

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