Premiership Match Predictions & Result for last day of the Premiership Season

Premiership Match Predictions & Result for last day of the Premiership Season

During the 2010 World Cup is did a few predictions on those fixtures. For the last day of the English Premiership season I decided to put my Premiership match predictions out there before the games. See how accurate my predictions were below. I put a €1 on an accumulator for the interest but a few of the 10 games let me down.

My Premiership Match Predictions

Arsenal V Everton

Arsenal have unusual form, they beat teams in the top 6 but seems to struggle at certain times when they need a result. They have a good home record while Everton’s away form is average with 18 points from 18 games. As they chase Liverpool, they know they can’t slip up as they need a win as a draw is no use to them with Liverpooks superior goal difference.
I would love to see Everton win, I would love it (Keegan style), to help Liverpool stay above them but I Arsenal should win here.
Verdict : Score result, I think 2-0 possibly 2-1 at a stretch.

Result : Win = Correct, Score incorrect but margin was by 2 goals

Burnley V West Ham United

This is a typcial end of season middle of the table clash. I could be a bore or both teams might want to go out with a bang. Burnleys home form is good and likewise West Ham is not bad either. I’m sure other Premiership match predictions are giving this as a win for Burnley but I can’t split them.
Verdict : I think it will be close, so I am going to tip a 2-2 draw.

Result : Incorrect

Chelsea V Sunderland

Chelsea the Premiership champions and Sunderland are unfortunately relegated. I cannot see this going any other way than a Chelsea win.
Verdict : I also think it could be Chelsea going out with a bang with a 4-0 win.

Result : Correct, score incorrect but winning margin was correct

Hull City V Tottenham Hotspur

2nd placed Spurs are away to Hull who are relegated. Spurs have secured 2nd spot so they can relax but Hull are down and may want one last fight to retain the pride.
Verdict : All I can see here is a Spurs win, unless Hull pull something amazing out of the bag. I’m tipping Spurs to win by 4.

Result : Correct, but margin was off as Spurs scored 7 !

Leicester City V Bournemouth

Another middle of the table clash with Leicester being my favourites in this one. They have a better home record and a slightly better goal difference. I also think they will want to give the home fans a good last game before the summer break.
Verdict : I think 2-0 to Leicester on this one.

Result : Incorrect, it was a 1-1 draw.

Liverpool V Middlesbrough

Liverpool will need to win this one in order to stay in 4th spot with a decent chance of Champions league football next year.
Middlesbrough are already down, so this should be Liverpools game to lose. Liverpool put 4 past West Ham last week so they could do the same here, or more. If they win and Man City lose they go 3rd, if Liverpool draw and Arsenal win, Liverpool go 5th and outside the Champions League spots.
Verdict : I am going with Liverpool to score 4-0 again, maybe 5 if they are on form.

Result : Correct, but score was off by 1 (tense first half by all accounts)

Manchester United V Crystal Palace

Man Utd had a dodgy start but have done well recently. They would be favourites in this game but Crystal Palace have a decent away form. Manchester United will need to be on their best game here.
Verdict : It will be close, maybe 2-1 or 3-1 (possible late goal) to United.

Result : Correct, Score incorrect but margin was correct at the 3-1 guess, no late goals !

Southampton V Stoke City

Yet another mid-table clash with Southampton being a few places ahead of Stoke. Stoke have had the worse run of the 2 teams in the last 10 games. However Southampton’s home form is the 4th worst in the league, so this could be a decent game with a few goals.
Verdict : Stoke to win 2-1.

Result : Correct

Swansea City V West Bromwich Albion

Swansea barely avoided relegation thatks to very good recent form. West Brom have had a bad spell last winning on 18th March. Verdict : This may be close also so I am going with a draw, wither 0-0 or 1-1.

Result : It was 1-1 until Llorente came and scored a winner for Swansea

Watford V Manchester City

Manchester City will want to secure 3rd spot so I cannot see them putting out anything other than a full strength team. Both teams on the opposite ends of the table and Man City have the 2nd best away form in the league.
Verdict : A win for City, possibly 3-0.

Result : Correct

So those were my Premiership match predictions – I got 7/10 results correct but not so good on the scores. 

if you want to leave your own comments or Premiership predictions for 2017/2018 please do so in the comments below…

The Oscars – My Oscar Picks for the 2017 Oscars

The Oscars – My Oscar Picks for the 2017 Oscars

I have seen many of the movies which are nominated for Oscars. So I decided to put together a list of the nominated movies which I think will win in the 2017 Oscars. I have outlined the films I think will win at the Oscars in Red and the ones I would like to see win Oscars in Blue (i.e. my favourites).

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

It will be interesting to see how my predictions for the Oscars (in red) pan out….

Flying a Boeing 737 flight simulator in Dublin Airport

Flying a Boeing 737 flight simulator in Dublin Airport

Did you know there is a Boeing 737 flight simulator in Dublin’s Terminal 2 departures?

While getting ready to board a recent Aer Lingus flight to London Heathrow when I saw the signs in the departures area. I love aircraft and I just had to try it. It is not my first time doing this, as I tried the Flight Experience Boeing 737 flight simulator (800 series) in Singapore in 2011. On that occasion I enjoyed a simulated flight from Hong Kong International to the now closed Kai Tak, one of the worlds trickiest airports to fly into.

The Dublin simulator is called uPilot and starts at 15 minutes for €45. Some might call it steep but for what you get it is well worth the money. There was a small pre-flight briefing but since I knew a lot of the controls and procedures before I knew it I was taxing along runway 28 at Dublin Airport. The simulated flight took a left turn over Wicklow, out over the Irish sea with a few slight left course adjustments we were heading for the Isle of Man. It was at that point I started a further left turn and descent to intercept with the localiser. Thankfully for everyone on board my simulated flight, the landing was safely made for a smooth touchdown at Dublin Airport.

Afterwards the person running the sim told me that this particular Boeing 737 flight simulator was hand built from scratch by an enthusiast. It is incredibly realistic with everything from seatbelt sign noises and engine fire simulations to FMC settings, engine failures and full auto-pilot features.

The simulator could easily distract you from your flight so make sure you have plenty of time before your gate closes – in matter how realistic the flight sim, it won’t get you to your destination.

Shane McDonald at the controls of a Boeing 737 simulator
Funniest Christmas Song – Dominick the Donkey

Funniest Christmas Song – Dominick the Donkey

I heard this on Beat FM this morning having heard it once before. It is called Dominick the Donkey.

Do yourself a favour and have a listen, I think its hilarious but you will either love it or hate it.

Is there a video to beat this – if to leave a comment or YouTube Link to a funnier one …

50 Shades of Grey – The Irish Version

I don’t know what all the hype is about with this 50 shades of grey book but I got an email with the 50 Shades of Grey book Irish Style, which is basically a parody of the 50 Shades of Gray book – pretty crude but very funny.

I don’t know where the source is for this but well done to who ever created these…

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, IRISH STYLE……..

… “Give it to me, give it to me”, he roared aggressively. Some days Mary hated working at Ulster Bank.

He slipped his hand under the red silk.. “You’re so beautiful in that dress.” he said — “Fuck off, it was only a euro in Penneys!” she replied

Bernies knees were sore and her throat was raw …. This was the longest Novena sheíd ever attended.

“You’re so tight”, he said, I’m from Cavan she replied.

Slowly he ran his finger down the middle, parting the pink softness, feeling the moist sticky centre. He loved a Mikado.

“She Quivered as I stroked her thighs. Take me in the shower Sean!” – I whispered to her “Wait til I turn on the immersion”.

Her underwear was wet as he pulled the rope. There’s great drying out today she thought as the clothes line hoisted

‘Its so long! Never seen the likes of it!’ exclaimed Mary, as she joined the dole queue

She widened her mouth, trying to fit it all in!! The Juices ran down her face. Mary did love a kebab after coppers

Sharon was panting as she let out one final scream of pure pleasure. There was nothing like beating Kilkenny in the hurling

She took a deep breath as the shivers rolled down her hot body… Jaysus, she thought. The Vicks is kicking in now!

Come on! Pump it hard.. Real hard! But it was no use the tyre was definitely punctured!

He asked if she could handle more than one finger. She said “No, I prefer a Hob Nob or a purple Snack with me tea!!”

Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans – Funniest Viral Ever

Do you remember the Daleks from Dr. Who? Well according to this fantastic viral, the Dalek from Dr.Who will be making a return, but this time at your local spa. The stresses and strains of daily life will float away as the dalek relaxation tape for humans plays in the background.

Have a look and enjoy – I think it’s the funniest viral video ever !

Dalek Relaxation tape for Humans

 

Next time you go to the spa, just remember the Dalek Relaxation tape … relax …. then laugh out loud !

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