Category Archives: Sportsthoughts

Sportsthoughts (170) – Premier League predictions for 2022-23

Is this season starting earlier than ever? The first game, Crystal Palace v Arsenal, takes place this Friday, 5 August. I think that’s a week earlier than last season, and presumably has something to do with the intervention of the … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (169): England’s Euro 2022 victory

Four days to go to the start of the Premier League. Normally we can’t wait, after a few desultory summer weeks; but as I write, a day after the England Women won Euro 2022, beating Germany 2-1, do we care? … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (168) – Premier League predictions for 2021-22

So, less than a week since the Olympics finished, and only 33 days since the European Championship final, the Premier League is back! And it starts tonight with a fixture that has me torn. My second team, Arsenal, away to … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (167) – Premier League predictions for 2020-21

Hot on the heels of my assessment of the season 2019-20, here come the predictions for 2020-21! Who knows what this season will be like with the pandemic far from over and with every chance of a resurgence of cases … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (165) – Premier League predictions 2019-20

So it’s time for another round of Premier League predictions. The season kicks off this Friday, with Liverpool v newly-promoted Norwich. On Saturday West Ham have the dubious pleasure of hosting the champions Man City. Well, at least we’ll get … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (164) – Billy Bonds’ Claret and Blue Army!

Yesterday evening, at the London Stadium, the chants of Billy Bonds’s claret and blue army! rang out again, as they once did at Upton Park. The occasion was the naming of the stadium’s East Stand after the great West Ham … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (163) – Premier League predictions 2018-19

So, less than a month after the World Cup final, the Premier League is back! Starting with Man Utd v Leicester tomorrow. And I’m more excited than usual. That’s because West Ham have bought well this summer and things just … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (162) – Those Premier League predictions 2017-18. The outcome!

Another season over, though we still have the prospect of the World Cup (English expectations low, although manager Gareth Southgate has made an impressive start in the job). So it’s time to look back at those Premier League predictions and … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (161). Premier League 2017-18 predictions – half time report

So, the mad Christmas/ New Year fixture pile up is over, managers have had their moan about the strains it puts on the players (they have a point) and attention turns, briefly, to the FA Cup, where most Premier League … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (160) – Premier League predictions for 2017-18

Time for the most fruitless exercise of the year – predicting the outcome of this season’s Premier League! Always fun though. All starts again, absurdly, on a Friday –  11 August. Arsenal v Leicester. Same time as the World Athletic … Continue reading

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