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 Predictor Leagues - the social football predictions game.  

Social - because like most games - it's best when played with others!

If you are an intelligent energetic organiser, the type of person who likes to actually do things . . . not just talk about them,  you should be a Predictor Leagues League Manager: Create your own Predictor League  invite your network into your League and raise money for your club, your charity or even yourself.  Weekly prizes are available to the best predictor and a Jackpot is won for outstanding prediction performance, League Managers can take a weekly fee. You can set up a Predictor League and start playing in less than a minute . . . what are you waiting for?


August 15, 2019

Hands up. Roberto Carlos’ absurd 1997 free kick during the Tournoi de France is one of the more predictable choices for a column with the title this one has. The tournament was essentially a dry-run for France’s hosting of the World Cup and not very meaningful which is...

September 29, 2018

The build up to the Nigeria verses Argentina in World Cup 2018 had been tricky for both sides. Argentina, a two-time champion and one-time football superpower had drawn with stubborn minnows Iceland and been thrashed by Croatia. Nigeria, once believed to be ‘Africa’s m...

May 18, 2018

I am going to be generous and assume Arsenal supporters have stopped crying into their pints at the sight of Harry Kane. Take heart Gooners, you are hardly the first club to let a future superstar slip through your fingers. The goal-machine that was Raúl was also an At...

April 26, 2018

This is a wonderful goal to watch but it is more than that. When I watch it I can’t help but feel that it sums up the second half of Arsene Wenger’s time at Arsenal.

The Gunners are in Europe (something 90% of professional teams on this continent can only dream of) but...

March 16, 2018

The Galáctico Era at Real Madrid was something truly extraordinary to behold. Effectively the best club in the world decided that it was above archaic footballing conventions like defending or having a manager and instead would focus on simply collecting the biggest at...

February 1, 2018

Before the Premier League became the destination of choice outside of a handful of giant European clubs, foreign players had something of a reputational problem in England. Because while often “sublimely gifted” suspicions persisted that they lacked both a fully develo...

January 11, 2018

I remember once hearing Tim Vickery when describing some particularly flashy winger say that he would rather beat a defender and then go back and beat him a second time instead of crossing the ball into one of his teammates in the box. It is tempting to think the same...

December 14, 2017

Old heads often complain that the footballing world frequently acts as though there was no football before the Premier League. In my head I often hear myself saying that there was also a Ronaldo before Ronaldo. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima not only played for Real Madr...

December 1, 2017

In a World Cup group destined to end up as a statistical curiosity, (the natural raw material for panel shows and pub quizzes), the chaotic appeal of football shines through. Ray Houghton’s goal for Ireland against Italy in USA’94 was a thing of beauty.

The Ireland side...

November 22, 2017

This goal really is something special but not for the team-play, passing vision or execution of the shot. It is special for the story that comes with it, a story so bizarre that all fans will remember it and then silently wonder how far they are off doing something so...

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