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Chelsea vs Arsenal – February 2017

Posh & Baby vs Sporty = Scary I guess if there was a game for double-barrelled mayhem to prevail, it would be the club from the most expensive borough in the United Kingdom, against the club renowned for attracting the posh to their fancy seats. Nike Air Max 2016 Goedkoop sac à dos fjallraven kanken And lo and behold in the midst of yet another mid-season injury crisis, Arsene Wenger said the following, “We have Reine-Adelaide, Maitland-Niles, Oxlade-Chamberlain…” Speculating as to whether in broken Britain a double barrelled name really is a sign of being posh, or if it just connotes just coming from a disrupted home, isn’t our remit in this piece. ray ban pas cher Adidas NMD Goedkoop... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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2017 Champions League Semi Final (2)

Monaco vs Juventus Ah – here comes 1998’s ‘Monaco vs Juventus in the semi-final of the Champions League’ rematch. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren And it appears not much has changed in the intervening two decades. Back then, Juve had the best manager in the world, the French side had dealt with a Mancunian mob in a previous round, and had a sprightly attacker in their XI, albeit without the ‘new Thierry Henry’ moniker. Fjallraven Kanken No.2 Because he actually was Thierry Henry. Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Mini (Incidentally, if Monaco fans don’t sing his name to the tune of Hanson’s Mmm Bop, civilisation is in a darker place than any of us thought.) Juventus progressed that night and went on... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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The Race for the Champions League Places 2017 (Part 4)

Fixture by Fixture Manchester City 74 Liverpool 73 Arsenal 70 Manchester United 69 Tuesday 16th May Arsenal vs Sunderland Never face Sunderland in May used to be a popular adage, but rather like those ones about shepherds and the skies, it all seems a bit 16th Century now. Adidas Homme The Black Cats should be well and truly run over by this stage – even the RSPCA aren’t returning their calls – leaving a home victory nothing short of a formality for Arsenal. Fjällräven Kånken Classic Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion All tales have to possess a twist, and perhaps the race for the top four, will meet its particular bend here. Adidas Pas Cher Plenty divide these two... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017
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2017 Champions League Semi Final (1)

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid In Madrid, warm ball theories abound, as if to prevent yet another all-Madrid affair and turn their flagship competition into the parochial equivalent of the Evening Standard Fives (ask your dad,) UEFA gerrymandered the semi-final line-up to match these two up now. Nike Italia Store Either way, so accustomed are we to seeing Diego Simeone’s men strutting around in the late stages of the Champions League, that we fail to reflect on how remarkable an achievement it actually is. Asics 2017 Dames nike air max 90 goedkoop Simeone is the man. nike air max 2016 goedkoop Nike Air Huarache Dames But for three years running now, Real have accounted for Atleti – will the same... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017
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The Race for the Champions League Places (Part 2 – 2017)

Fixture by Fixture Tottenham Hotspur 74 Manchester City 68 Liverpool 67 (goal difference) Manchester United 67 Arsenal 63 Friday 5th May West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur Draw Saturday 6th May Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Forget Leicester City’s title win – a big game in May being played on a Saturday is the biggest shock in Premier League history. Looking with hindsight at the Eagles run-in, it is extraordinary that Big Sam had the gall to leave their survival bid so late. But that he certainly did, and having secured another season of top-flight antics at the Palace, this may be a game too far. City, just. Sunday 7th May 1.30 Liverpool vs Southampton A fixture that has bizarrely... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017
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The Race for the Champions League Places (Part 1 – 2017)

Fixture by Fixture As it Stands: Tottenham Hotspur 74 Liverpool 66 Manchester City 65 Manchester United 64 Arsenal 60 Sunday 30th April Midday Manchester United vs Swansea City A (insert correct collective noun here) of plucky Swans fighting for their lives head to Old Trafford, where similarly innocuous teams have managed to come away with a point this season. Yet despite an incoming Celta Vigo, United should have enough, particularly now boosted by the absence of Marouane Fellaini. A narrow home win, to add the Mourinho box set of them. 2pm Middlesbrough vs Manchester City Their victory over Sunderland in midweek served only to deliver Boro the league’s tallest dwarf prize. Fact is that they remain garbage, and the type... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Premiership Preview – 17 March 2017

4 to watch West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Having shown that they are far too good for Lincoln City, but nowhere near good enough for Bayern, Arsenal now get a fair test at the Hawthorns. This is exactly the time of the season when Wenger’s men step up a gear and make their push for the top four, whereas Tony Pulis’ sides have a predictable habit of sacking it off once they hit 40 points, a tally they have now reached (last year they didn’t win any of their final seven games having hit that landmark.) Ladbrokes will give you 7/10 on an away win, and we would take that right now as our bet of the weekend. Stoke City... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Roly Poly Goalie on the Doley

The extraordinary over-reaction to the Sutton United goalkeeper eating a pie on the bench, during Monday night’s embarrassing home defeat to the part-time defenders and attackers of Arsenal, has cast betting on specials into the spotlight. We here at Oggs occasionally stray into such territory, but generally one is advised to stay clear unless, like Wayne Shaw, you possess inside knowledge. However, there is easy money to be made too. Yesterday, perhaps ironically, marked ten years to the day since Craig Bellamy celebrated the fact that he had got involved in an golfclub altercation with Jon Arne Riise, and also that he had scored at the Camp Nou, by getting out his virtual 5iron and having a swing. The odds... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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2017 Title Decider

Liverpool vs Chelsea So the most open Premier League season EVER!!! could well be done and dusted by the 4th February. If Chelsea can avoid defeat at Anfield tonight, and at home to Arsenal on Saturday, surely the game is up for whomever we deem the chasing pack these days. It is of course worth casting minds back to the corresponding fixture in the early days of 16/17, when it was Jurgen Klopp who was the continental genius, working his players to the bone in a jolly fashion, on his way to glory. Whereas of course, Antonio Conte just didn’t get English football, and his physical methods were simply inappropriate for our game. The lesson – believe nothing kids. A... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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African Cup of Nations 2017

4 to Watch (Part 1) Group A: Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau Whilst the hosts usually get an easy ride in international competition, Gabon have, on paper at least, procured a tougher assignment. Guinea-Bissau may be the virgins of ACN 2017, but even they qualified at the expense of 2012 Champions Zambia, whilst Burkina Faso reached the final in 2013. And Cameroon, are of course Cameroon. It is in that latter clause where the hosts may have lucked out. With many senior players (amongst them Liverpool’s Joel Matip) opting to stay with their clubs, and those that are travelling traditionally never more than a funny look away from a row about cash, it may be instructive to note that one... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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