Predictions, Round 25 & spare ribs from Round 24

So, this time it’s a midweek round, Tuesday and Wednesday matches, and I haven’t posted a single cooking post for ages, though I have a couple of one among the drafts.

Just to make sure that I’m still living half of my life in the kitchen, I tell you what I had during Utd’s last bloody outing at Upton Park. Just as Utd I was lazy too – I watched “According to Jim” on telly and they had spare ribs, so I got the appetite for that kind of stuff. But I was lazy to prepare my homemade BBQ sauce, so we went to Lidl’s, a local grocery store, and bought brown sauce with red wine and a jar of mustard sauce with honey and poppy seeds.

And it wasn’t a complete disappointment, not at all.

I found five ribs in the freezer, let them thaw for a while (I had to use the oven, what I generally do is preheat it to something like 50 °C, and that helps a lot without baking it). So, two of them was coated with brown sauce, two of them with mustard sauce, and the last one with a chilli cream made by L’ailolive.

It was not so creamish, with small garlic pieces and long chilli strings covered in oil, but it was perfect on the rib.

I added a couple of slices of celery and one cut of a fennel just for fun – and let it rest in the oven for an hour or so, on 180 °C, sometimes turning them and sometimes pouring sauce on them.

And then enjoyed – at least this one could be enjoyed, ’cause the team wasn’t.

spare ribs and lailolive
Spare ribs with chilli cream
spare ribs on plate
Spare ribs before the oven
ribs in oven
Spare ribs in the oven

Anyway, here we go again, here are my tips for the matches, what do you think?


So, it’s the best ever point tally for me – 12 points with two perfect game! Wonderful, wonderful, carry on like that.

Matches Predictions Results Points
Arsenal v Leicester City 3-0 2-1 1
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United 1-1 1-1 3
Hull City v Aston Villa 2-0 2-0 3
Liverpool v Tottenham 2-1 3-2 2
Manchester United v Burnley 3-0 3-1 1
Southampton v West Ham United 2-1 0-0 0
West Brom v Swansea City 2-2 2-0 0
Chelsea v Everton 2-1 1-0 2
Stoke City v Manchester City 1-1 1-4 0
Sunderland v QPR 1-1 0-2 0
Total points 12
Average points/week (prior to this round) 6
Max/week 8
Most correct result/week (prior to this round) 1

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