Premier League Christmas Review and Predictions ⚽️👌

Premier League Christmas Review and Predictions ⚽️👌


I am really really rubbish at predicting football. I just am. It’s never been something I’m very good at. Ever. But I still do it, because I know how many people (about 4) like reading my football prediction posts. So here’s another one. And since I haven’t written a football post at all this season this one is pretty massive

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At the start of the season I boldly predicted who would come where in the league this season. My predictions were:

  1. Man City

  2. Man United

  3. Tottenham

  4. Liverpool

  5. Chelsea

  6. Arsenal

  7. West Ham

  8. Everton

  9. Stoke

  10. Leicester

  11. Southampton

  12. Crystal Palace

  13. Middlesborough

  14. Bournemouth

  15. Swansea

  16. West Brom

  17. Sunderland

  18. Watford

  19. Hull

  20. Burnley

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So how have I done so far? Here’s how it compares to the current table (time of writing 23/12)…

Team August Prediction Christmas Position Difference!
Man City 1 3 -2
Man United 2 6 -4
Tottenham 3 5 -2
Liverpool 4 2 +2
Chelsea 5 1 +4
Arsenal 6 4 +2
West Ham 7 13 -6
Everton 8 9 -1
Stoke 9 11 -2
Leicester 10 15 -5
Southampton 11 7 +4
Crystal Palace 12 17 -5
Middlesborough 13 14 -1
Bournemouth 14 10 +4
Swansea 15 19 -4
West Brom 16 8 +8
Sunderland 17 18 -1
Watford 18 12 +6
Hull 19 20 -1
Burnley 20 16 +4

So I’ve done very badly again obviously! I so far haven’t got a single position right, and only 4 one off. So who has done much better or worse than I expected?

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West Brom (Predicted 16th, Currently 8th)

The Baggies are on a roll! Tony Pulis has them playing better, defending very well and grinding out results superbly! Always a threat from set-pieces, West Brom have scored 23 goals in 17 games so far, and one particular shining star has been Salomon Rondon, scoring 7 this campaign including a quality hat-trick against Swansea. If they keep up this level of performance, a top 10 finish could be on the cards for the pre-season relegation contenders.

West Ham (Predicted 7th, Currently 13th)

Oh, Slaven, what’s gone wrong mate?! They had a superb season last time out, and with a huge move to the London Stadium and some seemingly very smart signings, most people thought they’d have another fantastic season and challenge for European places. It’s been as far from that as possible. They have been very poor, sitting nervously just 5 points above the relegation zone. In the last few weeks they have picked up the pace, gaining 7 points from a possible 9, but humiliating results against Arsenal and Manchester United are still raw and the Hammers need a big first few months of 2017 if they are to finish as highly as a team like them should this year.

Leicester (Predicted 10th, Currently 15th)

Championes, championes, ole ole ole. Well the feelings of joy last year have quickly disintegrated, as the champions face the very real danger of relegation come the end of this season. I think they will stay up comfortably in the end, but to do that they need to turn things around and fast. Their 4-2 win over Manchester City seemed to be a sign of things to come with the break from Champions League football giving them a chance to focus on the Premier League, but their 2-2 draw with Stoke was disappointing although they showed some heart to come from behind. They should finish comfortably in mid-table at the end of the season, but if any fans were wishing for their momentum from last time out to continue, they have been cruelly silenced.

Manchester United (Predicted 2nd, Currently 6th)

The wheels on Jose’s bus are falling off, crumbling, struggling, the wheels on Jose’s bus are in a mess, all season long.

The defenders on the bus have been awful, terrible, no good at all, the defenders on the bus have been very poor, all season long.

Paul Pogba’s on the bus but he got lost, inconsistent and quite bad (!!), Paul Pogba cost the bus a ton of cash, but he’s a bit 💩.

United are struggling, performing badly and are 13 points off the league leaders – will they even make the top 4?

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So what about my updated predictions for the end of the season??

Position Team
1 Chelsea
2 Manchester City
3 Liverpool
4 Arsenal
5 Manchester United
6 Tottenham
7 Everton
8 Southampton
9 West Ham
10 Stoke
11 West Brom
12 Leicester
13 Crystal Palace
14 Watford
15 Bournemouth
16 Middlesborough
17 Sunderland
18 Swansea
19 Burnley
20 Hull

There’s still a lot of the season to go, and who knows what the table will be like come May, but the title race and the relegation battle are already hotting up, and everyone is braced for an explosive rest of the season! 💥

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Christmas Playlist!!! 🎄🎧

Christmas Playlist!!! 🎄🎧


It’s been a while, but I’m back! After going on a successful expedition to find the missing Paul Pogba (who has since returned to his usual quality), I returned only to be almost-fatally struck on the head by a bouncy ball dropped by Loris Karius playing catch! However, now Jurgen Klopp has in turn dropped (see what I did there…) Karius, I  may finally have some time to catch up with what I’ve missed! In fact, since I’ve been gone, blametheblogger turned 4! More to come later… but first it’s the festive season (oooh) so to make sure you’ll have enough music to keep you going, here’s my probably rubbish christmas playlist! Disclaimer – none of these songs are christmas songs because they are usually really rubbish and overplayed 😂!

 

It’s the christmas playlist people! Probably rubbish but the first post idea I thought of so why not! 

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Capsize – FRENSHIP ft Emily Warren

Hype – Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris

Rockabye – Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne Marie

Feel It Coming – The Weekend ft Daft Punk

This isn’t the full version of the song.

Send Them Off! – Bastille

The Mack – Nevada ft Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap

My House – Flo Rida

At Night (I Think About You) – MNEK

Some Nights – fun.

Pover – Bastille

Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

All We Know – The Chainsmokers ft Phoebe Ryan

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You – Ed Sheeran

Love This Town – Dizzee Rascal ft Teddy Sky

Would Like – Zara Larsson

Shed a Light – Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft Cheat Codes

Touch – Little Mix

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30k!!! 🎉


Yesterday I passed 30,000 views!!! Get in! 

Sorry, I had to 😂

Anyway, this is great stuff! So because I need to make this post a bit longer, here are some meaningless facts!!

Out of my 30,070 views (and counting), the most popular day has been Friday with 16% of views, and most popular hour is 6pm with 8%!! My best ever day for views is 268 on February 1st 2016.

My views per year:

2012 – 323

2013 – 3,766

2014 – 4,448

2015 – 11,608

2016 (so far) – 9,927

If my current rate of views is kept up, I’ll pass 10,000 for this year on Christmas day.

This year alone, I have been viewed from over 100 countries, and 44.535% of all my views came from Google!

Ok that’s enough useless information that you probably didn’t bother reading. Anyway, thanks for sometimes bothering to read my posts, I really appreciate it!!! 😀

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October Playlist 👊

October Playlist 👊


It’s been too long since the last monthly playlist, and after a month and a half I think it’s finally time for the much-anticipated/completely forgotten-about October playlist!

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My Way – Calvin Harris

This song has been deleted from YouTube!!!!!!! But don’t worry, you can still listen on Spotify and iTunes, and it’s a really great tune which Calvin Harris also does the vocals for!

Millionaire – Digital Farm Animals

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur 🙄

(I really don’t like James Arthur but I gotta admit this is a nice song)

Ain’t My Fault – Zara Larsson

The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar

Sia = legend. Kendrick = legend. Sia + Kendrick = legendary song 👌.

Let me Hold You – Dante Klein & Cheat Codes

And now the best songs you haven’t heard yet…

Capsize – FRENSHIP

All We Know – The Chainsmokers

They can’t stop releasing bangers! What a song!

#tb of the Month:

All of Me – John Legend

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I’m Back! Bet you missed me…

I’m Back! Bet you missed me…


Hey there, dedicated followers of blametheblogger people who look at my blog because I nag them to!

After a long break since my last post, in which a huge number of you (somewhere between 2 and 3 people) have been begging me to update, I thought it’d be a nice idea to round up everything that’s been going on since I’ve been offline!

In the wacky world of footy, the big story was the ridiculous downfall of Big Sam, who threw away his dream job as England gaffer in ironic and brilliant fashion, explaining in great detail how to con the FA, his employers… These circumstances are a blogger’s dream – I can now mock Allardyce in hilarious new ways! (job tips from Big Sam coming soon, perhaps?)

The season has started in spectacular fashion, with all the big teams bursting out of the traps and Man City, Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool looking likeliest to go for glory this campaign. However, Italian boss Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester side are struggling, and will need to learn to pasta ball if they want a pizza silverware this year…

When it comes to music, not much has happened, as the October playlist is still not out yet (sorry Max!). Obviously, with no monthly playlist from blamethblogger, the music industry has collapsed – a fact clearly proven by James Arthur being at number one…

To be perfectly honest, in the world of tech, nothing new has happened. I guess a couple of minor changes are the release of the best phone ever, the downfall of 3.5mm headphones, the release of the best football game ever, the release of two brand new consoles, a controversial new iOS… Really not much at all, eh?

And as for me, well, I’ve been busy polishing my html, scrubbing up my tagging and ironing my code, ready for an epidemic of blog posts that will be deleted instantly from inboxes around the world…

Let’s get blogging!

September Playlist 🎶

September Playlist 🎶


The holiday month is over 😭 and now I’m back from the sun ☀️ and in cold old London. I’m sure every one else is feeling depressed as the back to work and school week is just around the corner… BUT there is one thing that’ll cheer you up! My September playlist is hear (pun on point)!!! 

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Last month, I backed Closer by the Chainsmokers to reach number 1 – and it did! This month, I’ve got another sick selection of slick tracks that will make every journey to school 😡 at least a smidge more entertaining… So let’s get started…

Good Grief – Bastille

Watching through my fingers, watching through my fingers…

^^^ (meant to be me singing)

  • I can’t stop singing this song, and even though I might be a bit late on this one, it is still a tune and a half 👌. Bastille are one of my favourite bands and their unique sound is sooooooo cool, and this track is up there with Pompeii and Of The Night as one of their best ever in my opinion…

Believe – Mumford & Sons

Taken from their 2015 album, this song from four-piece Mumford & Sons is a great song, and is a really good track that isn’t known that well. I don’t even know if I believe Mumford have composed anything better than this! (see what I did there 😉)

Ain’t Giving Up – Craig David & Sigala

When I first heard this song, I was so excited! Craig David, whose music is my kind of thing (I still can’t stop singing When The Baseline Drops), and Sigala, whose tropical beat is summery and fresh, combining to create this masterpiece of a pop song! Play it on loop…

Kill ‘Em With Kindness – Selena Gomez

Okay, so maybe I’m a bit late with this one too, but anyway… The whole whistling-beat-drop-thing is really hot at the moment, and combined with Selena’s sharp vocals makes this a great song! Top quality tune right here…

Hula Hoop – OMI

So OMI is never gonna top the success of Cheerleader, but this song is up there – same smooth vocals and slick sax 🎷. This is a really classy, nice song that I listened to on the beach on holiday (miss it 😫) non-stop.

That’s How You Know – Nico & Vinz ft. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha (HEY-HEY Remix)

Sorryyyyyyyy – I could only get a short extract of this song because of how many versions there are… If you want the full version, but slightly less clean, click HERE. Don’t worry, it’s on Spotify… Anyway, it’s a cool song, with tons of different people working pn it and it sounds polished and snazzzzzzy…

Girls Talk Boys – 5 Seconds of Summer

I don’t really like boybands – phew – but this is a not too shabby song from the new Ghostbusters film…

#tb 🔙 of the month: OMG – Usher ft. will.i.am

Thats all folks! For more music stuff head on over to blametheblogger.com/tag/music

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Countdown to Kick-Off: New Blog!!!

Countdown to Kick-Off: New Blog!!!


In preparation for the Premier League season, I have started up a new football blog with my brother, Jeddy, called ‘Anfield A to Z’.

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It is, of course, a Liverpool blog, dedicated to posting about the mightiest Red men around. I will try to be less biased on blametheblogger as now I can be biased there too! Of course, if you love to read all my football articles you will enjoy this website too, and if you love all my quizzes, my brother has made some great ones over on Anfield A to Z.

Click here to visit Anfield A to Z

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