Last gameweek predictions

How sad it is, but we here we are again, end of the season, only one match before the two months without proper football.

Only the window and some games in the States – but hopefully a decent window.

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The team v Hull City

So, last chance to send me your predictions!

Matches My prds Luca’s prds Results My pts L’s pts
Arsenal v West Brom 1-1 1-3 4-1 0 0
Aston Villa v Burnley 2-0 2-3 0-1 0 2
Chelsea v Sunderland 2-0 4-1 3-1 2 1
Crystal Palace v Swansea City 2-1 0-3 1-0 2 0
Everton v Tottenham 2-1 1-2 0-1 0 2
Hull City v Manchester United 0-2 1-2 0-0 0 0
Leicester City v QPR 1-1 0-2 5-1 0 0
Manchester City v Southampton 3-0 0-1 2-0 1 0
Newcastle Utd v West Ham 1-1 3-0 2-0 0 1
Stoke City v Liverpool 2-1 3-3 6-1 1 0
Total points this week 6 6
Best points 12 11
Most correct result/week 2 2
Head-to-head bf this week 5 5
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Sautéed skillet potatoes – and Hull City, away

Well, I’m a bit behind, first ’cause I missed the West Ham game (well, I watched it in a pub, so I couldn’t cook anything, I had a bit more beer, rather…), and secondly because there was an internet crisis here during Christmas – when else?

Never mind, I’d planned to cook this as part of the learning process – this time it was sautéing something easy, just to start with. (And it was the same kind of experience for Moyes as well – after a couple of disappointing results, the team won four in a row in all competitions. And the festive season coming there was a lot to hope on either the cooking side – turkey, soups, whatever or the footballing side – while we play against teams below us, on the table, at least, our biggest opponents play a couple of matches against each other.)

As on Boxing Day we still had the best part of the Christmas Turkey it was obvious to make a side dish for it, and when the match started I started to prepare everything. That was the time when I realized that I hadn’t known if I had baking potatoes at home. So there was a bit of a delay in the process – and by the I made the decision to bake them anyway, Hull City were in front by a goal that shouldn’t have happened – firstly because it wasn’t a corner and secondly because we should have defended better. Anyway, it’s not really a big deal if you concede early in the game – most of the game is there for you to turn it around, and United have proved they can do that many times.

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Potatoes sautéed in a skillet/pan

So I started to chop the potatoes into cubes, or as size matters, into dices, rather. By the time I finished and put the cubes into the skillet with something like three or four tablespoon of oil, United were two goals behind, once again a rather interesting goal – good old Evans and his right leg did the job for Hull. We were unlucky there, and although I was swearing a little bit (I really didn’t understand what was going on, ’cause I didn’t know what our defenders were doing there), but I knew that we would somehow win that game. I really thought that we were going to score more than two and weren’t going to concede again. Continue reading