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Thursday, 27 October 2011

English Football Weekend Picks (October 29th-31st)

I am still not quite over the result from Old Trafford last weekend, but I have to say I am getting a touch annoyed with the coverage from the game since then, and the total misapprehension that it was a deserved final scoreline.

While I have felt United have been acting a little naive with their defending and that they were going to get a hammering from someone soon, let's not forget the fact that 3 of the goals conceded last week came in the final 3 minutes of the game (the first of which was offside that has been overlooked), and a lot of people seem to have completely ignored the fact United were down to 10 men with the scoreline still in the balance.

The whole first half had been a close game and I didn't think United were going to definitely lose until Jonny Evans was given his marching orders... yet it seems that everyone else believes it was a scoreline that showed the difference between the teams.

United have bounced back in the past from heavy defeats, and I fully expect they will again although this weekend is a ridiculously tough test at Goodison Park, a venue where they have always had to fight for results.


So we finally get to the last week of October in what has been a long month with 5 Saturday, Sunday and Mondays thrown in, the first time in a long time that has happened. I will be posting my weekend plays as soon as I lock them in and you can follow me on Twitter for updates as to when they are posted along with my NFL and College Football picks:

Everton v Manchester United Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12232-Everton-v-Manchester-United.htm)

Chelsea v Arsenal Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12238-Chelsea-v-Arsenal.htm)

Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12235-Norwich-City-v-Blackburn-Rovers.htm)

Manchester City v Wolves Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12234-Manchester-City-v-Wolves.htm)

Wigan v Fulham Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12236-Wigan-v-Fulham.htm)

West Brom v Liverpool Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12237-West-Brom-v-Liverpool.htm)

Tottenham Hotspur v QPR Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12241-Tottenham-Hotspur-v-QPR.htm)

Stoke City v Newcastle United Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12242-Stoke-City-v-Newcastle-United.htm)

Millwall v Ipswich Town Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12252-Millwall-v-Ipswich-Town.htm)

Crystal Palace v Reading Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12254-Crystal-Palace-v-Reading.htm)

Southampton v Middlesbrough Pick and Preview (http://goonersguide.com/football-pick-12256-Southampton-v-Middlesbrough.htm)


MY PICKS: Everton-Manchester United Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 Ladbrokes (2 Units)
Chelsea - 1 Asian Handicap @ 2.10 Paddy Power (2 Units)
Norwich City-Blackburn Rovers Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.95 Pinnacle (2 Units)
Manchester City win to nil @ 2.00 Ladbrokes (2 Units)
Wigan-Fulham No Goalscorer @ 10.00 Stan James (1 Unit)
West Brom-Liverpool Both NOT to Score @ 2.00 Ladbrokes (2 Units)
Tottenham Hotspur - 1.25 Asian Handicap @ 1.90 Pinnacle (4 Units)
Stoke City @ 2.20 BetFred (2 Units)
Millwall-Ipswich Town Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.10 Pinnacle (1 Unit)
Crystal Palace-Reading Time of Last Goal at 73 minutes or later @ 2.00 Paddy Power (1 Unit)
Southampton Half Time-Full Time @ 3.00 Bet365 (1 Unit)


October Update18-21, - 1.07 Units

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