Thursday, 14 August 2008

Season Preview

Hi folks,

It's been a while but we are back and ready to go for the new season. We've done some tough
training and fitness work and now we're ready for the off.

So, the season starts this weekend, and this is the traditional time for predictions, so here we go:

First managerial casualties:

Gary Megson, to pave the way for Big Sam's return
Swiftly followed by Paul Ince as Blackburn sell all their good players and/or the media hound
him out of the job
1 of the 3 promoted managers to be shafted Derby-style. Which worked out well.

First Red Card:

El Hadji Diouf spits the ball into the net with some powerful phlegm, and celebrates by beating a woman stewardess. Keane is disappointed but these things happen in football.

First verbal Assault:

John Terry

First Tabloid-Mooted Lawsuit:

Gary Neville & Wayne Rooney celebrate a goal in front of the Kop, a class action suit for mental distress is considered by Scousers

First Tabloid 'Sex Shame' Expose:

Distraught by his failed Liverpool move, Gareth Barry, asks Frank Lampard for advice on jazzing up his love life, with predictable consequences

Estimated combined number of cans & bottles consumed during 08/09 Podcast season by ODF:
504

And now, some more traditional predictions:

League:
1 Man Utd
2 Chelsea
3 Liverpool
4 Arsenal
5 Spurs
6 Everton
7 Portsmouth
8 Villa
9 Man City
10 West Ham
11 Sunderland
12 Middlesbrough
13 Newcastle
14 Fulham
15 Blackburn
16 Wigan
17 West Brom
18 Bolton (hopefully)
19 Stoke
20 Hull

Champions League semis

Inter Barcelona
Chelsea Liverpool

Fa Cup
Man City

League Cup
Aston Villa

UEFA Cup
Aston Villa vs AC Milan

New podcast online tomorrow night, JJ and I discuss our predictions, the weekend's fixtures and the news of the week.

Mark,
ODF

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

First manager to be sacked?
Rafa.
First Tabloid exclusive?
Crouchy: Sex ambulance mishap, misery all around
First Liverpool player to be robbed?
Dossena, Keane - too easy

paugrande said...

Biggest flop of the season?
Robbie Keane-hang your head in shame Keane after your WestLife Wedding, has he no shame or class?

Bring back Stan, or at least a gafferwatch.
paugrande

JJ said...

Gettin in the pool bashin early lads, I actually think keane will be class (not in the landed gentry sense though it was actually rooney who had westlife at his wedding) but a great link between midfield and torres.

Long season ahead, nice to see ye are givin him a chance.....