At the beginning of the football season I made some predictions. Time for a review.
The Premier League is dishing up some exciting stuff. The major mistake I made with my predictions was Liverpool and Arsenal. Swap them and its all good. Sadly I think Utd might come home stronger than Chelsea. The competition is close, with City, Spurs and Villa all looking to knock the Scousers out of their top four spot. The blue side of Liverpool isn’t doing that well either, with Everton struggling, they will be safe and end up in the top half.
Surprise Package: Birmingham, with an inability to score goals they are on a run of 11 unbeaten. Well done, much credit goes to Man City’s on loan keeper Joe Hart. I rate him, and expect him to head to south africa as England’s 3rd choice keeper.
Relegation: Still expecting Portsmouth and Hull to go down, the third team to join them is harder to predict. If any of the bottom 8 teams has a bad run, they can easily fall into the drop zone.
City has had a great Cup run, with the first leg of the semi against what will be a young Utd side this week, I am dreaming about a game at Wembley. They are a real chance to win it.
I saw three Sydney games in 8 days over the Christmas break, Sydney are playing great, Vitislav Lavicka is doing a great job, and Brosque is in amazing form, they will be minor premiers. Gold Coast have fallen away from their pre-season hype, but will still be top four. Melbourne will come in second and it will be a Sydney – Melbourne final. Newcastle a rising up out of the ashes of a terrible season last year. This is all due to Branko, he is Culina a great coach, I enjoyed the football Sydney played when he was coach.
Top 6: Sydney FC, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Central Coast.