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Ive decided to follow in Fraser and Nav's footsteps and bring match previews and reveiws for EC42.

English Championship 42

Season 1 Turn 11

Arsenal (2) Vs (8) Wigan Athletic - Arsenal coming into this game after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn last week are again missing Sol Campbell (Inj 2) will be looking to keep pace with the running away Newcastle (5 Points ahead) while keeping an eye out for Chelsea just one point behind. Wigan have no injury worries going into this clash. After a poor 1-1 draw also last week at home to Sunderland, Wigan are looking the underdogs in this clash.

FA Prediction: Arsenal 2 - 1 Wigan.

Aston Villa (6) Vs (12) Manchester United - Villa will be looking to counter Man Utd's poor start to the season and with Shevchenko promising goals. The ball looked in Villa's side of the pitch until Alessandro Nesta was doubted for the game after injuring his Ankle. Man Utd still to buy in the transfer market this season will be looking to beat the odds and pull off a victory to get their season going.

FA Prediction: Aston Villa 2 - 2 Man Utd.

Birmingham City (5) Vs (14) Manchester City - Birmingham will be looking to keep ahead of major rivals Aston Villa with a win at Man City this saturday. Simao will be looking to work his magic on the Man City defence. Man City are full of confidence going into this game after an astonishing win over current league leaders Newcastle last weekend. Zlatan Ibrahimovich will be looking to add to his goal tally this season.

FA Prediction: Brimingham 0 - 1 Man City.

Charlton Athletic (15) Vs (4) Fulham - Charlton are looking uncomfortable going into this game even after drawing last week away to Man Utd says boss Joe Step. Joe also added new signing Leon Osman is looking to make an impact. Fulham also a little uncomfortable after losing to Everton (18) last week. Manager Kasper Laursen says they must keep the pace on Chelsea and with no injury worries he feels his team could get a slight victory.

FA Prediction: Charlton 1 - 2 Fulham.

Liverpool (7) Vs (11) West Brom - Liverpool are hoping to climb up the table today with a win at home to WBA. Sissoko looks doubtful but new captain Ronaldinho says that they should have adequate cover. WBA are confient of all the points today after a thrashing last week at Spurs in a game that ended in a 4-2 outcome to WBA. No injurys for WBA.

FA Prediction: Liverpool 2 - 2 West Brom

Middlesbrough (19) Vs (18) Everton - Middlesbrough are without Southgate and Pogatetz this week through injury, as they look to gain points on an Everton also in the relegation zone. Everton look to prove their anything but a division 1 team today as they try to get out of the relagation zone. Neuville looks to start again today ahead of Pauleta.

FA Prediction: Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Everton

Newcastle United (1) - (3) Chelsea - Newcastle look to put themselves more points ahead of Chelsea this week as they host an onform Chelsea, but after a poor result last week to Man City, do they have what it takes to overcome an onform chelsea? Chelsea this week have made news for a lot of transfer news including an apparent bid for Juventus Full Back Gianluca Zambrotta. After a good result last week can chelsea gain points on the leaders?

FA Prediction: Newcastle 1 - 3 Chelsea.

Portsmouth (17) Vs (20) West Ham United - A clash of relagation favourites today as Portsmouth play hosts to rock bottom West Ham. Portsmouth didnt look a Premiership side last week as they suffered a big defeat to Chelsea. West Ham pulled off a big point last week away to Liverpool. Can they take 3 today and put themselves back into the fight to avoid relagation?

FA Prediction: Portsmouth 2 - 3 West Ham

Sunderland (13) Vs (16) Bolton Wonderers - Sunderland fans are still in jubilation over the world class signing of Gonzalez Raul who looks to grab his team the 3 points today. Bolton are without Borgetti today and after a lose to Villa last week, they must be hoping to get a point today.

FA Prediction: Sunderland 2 - 1 Bolton.

Tottenham (9) Vs (10) Blackburn - Tottenham, who have produced the leagues most unpredicted results so far this year are hoping to bounce back after a defeat last week. But can Tottenham prove the papers wrong that they can win without Edgar Davids. Blackburn will be hoping to pass Spurs this Saturday and after an impresive 1-1 draw with 2nd placed Arsenal last week, look to be the Favourites, even without the injured Alan Morgan.

FA Prediction: Tottenham 1 - 2 Blackburn.

Game too watch: Newcastle Vs Chelsea

Editor: Dan Payne (Evolution)

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EC 42. Turn 11. Review

Many predicted FA results happened today as we saw Chelsea overcome league leaders and an amazing round of goals at Villa Park.

(2) Arsenal 3 - 1 Wigan (10) - The game started quickly with few shots on goal before Henry opened the scoreing on the 16th miniute but with Wigan bouncing back to 1-1 just 60 seconds later it looked like we had a game on our hands. Arsenal in fact dominated with goals in the 22 and 42 miniutes with no reply from Wigan.

(5) Aston Villa 5 - 4 Man Utd (13) - Game of the season, with goals of the season we saw it all here. Villa stormed into the match with 3 early goals before conceding 1 before the break. Man utd cam out to the second half and looking like pulling it back after Fletcher scored on the 48th miniute. But when Villa got on the counter attack and scored 2 quick goals it looked far from over, and when Giggs limped of in the 63 miniute the game was over. Man utd pulled 2 back but couldnt scrap a point.

(7) Birmingham 0 - 3 - Man City (9) - It was end to end stuff in the early part of the game before Sibeirski Volled home. It wasnt before long that Reyna made it 2 with the game losing its tempo. The match drew on with a few close chances before Sibierski grabbed a second to seal the match.

(17) Charlton 0 - 1 Fulham (4) - Just one goal settled this tie and it came from Brian Mcbride on the 53rd miniute. Charlton took mst of the shots but couldnt put them away. Manager Joe Step is unhappy about the 2 reckless challenges on Herrarsson and Sorondo which has sidelined them for 2-3 weeks.

(6) Liverpool 3 - 0 WBA (15) - Another good performace from Liverpool which only took flight in the second half. 2 goals from Robbie Fowler settled the game after a mix up in defence which let Xabi Alonso score. An injury for either side: Wright Phillips (3 weeks), Paul Anderson (6-8 weeks)

(19) Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Everton (18) - A poor match all round, good chances wasted and a 1 man performance in the Everton side as Man Of The Match Canizares saved Everton the point.

(1) Newcastle 0 - 2 Chelsea (3) - A great match today at St. James Park and a close one too. Some great defensive play from Chelsea kept them equal peggings in the first 30 miniutes. The most unlikely of scorers came up with the goods to fire Chelsea in the lead with a thundering effort. (Carvalho). We saw some lovely passing from either side and as Drogba made way for Essian on the 80th miniute we thought Chelsea were sitting back until he was free to place the ball in the net from 15 yards. Titus Bramble is also a doubt to make the rest of the season after a 18 week injury! Get well soon Titus.

(12) Portsmouth 5 - 1 West Ham (20) - Will Shorts men were outstanding today at Fratton park as they showed West Ham what it takes to be in the Premiership. Hughes stole the show with 2 great goals. Olisadabe took some smiles off the Portsmouth fans faces as he limped off late on. Many say West Ham need a new formation as yet again it was stormed today.

(11) Sunderland 2 - 2 Bolton (16) - 4 Goals in the second half decided this one as they were scored in the space of 15 miniutes. New signing Jay Jay Okocha and ex Bolton captain grabed the black cats the goals as Davies and O'Brien got Boltons. Cadwell was injured for Sunderland but might be back next saturday.

(8) Tottenham 2 - 0 Blackburn (14) - Spurs showed their defensive class today as the feilded 3 signings of this year at the back, and it was the captain and the only Defender to play for Tottenham last year Ladley King to open te scoring on the 7th miniute. Jenas grabed the second half way through the first half before being sent off late in the game. Blackburn had more chances but couldnt get them past the England #1.

Match Of The Day: Villa Vs Man Utd.

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Midweek Transfer News

As we reach Bank Holiday Monday in the EC 42 here are the current Transfer Headlines:

Chelsea have set their sights on Samuel Eto'o of Barcelona. The player has in the past stated that he is Barca through and Through but can new manager Dan Payne capture his signiture?

Dirk Kuijt has been Hollands top scorer for months to this date and is being tracked by Man City. How will the player fair in the great Premiership?

Dan Payne is headlining newspapers everywhere as he sets his sights on 4 undisclosed players. Rumor has it that chairman Roman Ambramovich has placed some pocket change into the Chelsea transfer funds, and with Juve being the hots to sell fast, stay tuned to see the outcome.

Papers have it that Ruud Van Nistelrooy is a target for the tyneside team Newcastle. Will the league leaders add more force to the team?

Elsewhere Graham Roberts (Man City Boss) has set a target on 2 players yet to be confirmed.

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Week 12

(14) Blackburn Vs Liverpool (6) - Liverpool have no transfer worries as they travel away to a unconsistant Blackburn. Liverpool will be hoping to produce another fine display like their 3-0 win at WBA last week. Blackburn will be looking to get some motivatiob with a win this wednesday after a poor performance at White Hart Lane last week.

FA Prediction: Blackburn 0 - 4 Liverpool

(16) Bolton Vs Arsenal (2) - Arsenal will be hoping to keep pace with a gaining chelsea and stay above their rivals in 2nd with a win this week. Campbell looks doubtful but a win is predicted for the Gunners. With Jay Jay Okocha and Kevin Nolan still out on loan Bolton will do anything for the points here to stay above the relagation zone.

FA Prediction: Bolton 1 - 3 Arsenal

(3) Chelsea - Birmingham (7) - With chelsea headlining newspapers all week, Birmingham will look to catch them off guard away on wednesday evening. Chelsea will be suffering two minor injurys in this game. Birmingham will look to take advantage of an off guard chelsea and progress their great start to the season.

FA Prediction: Chelsea 2 - 0 Birmingham.

(18) Everton Vs Charlton (17) - Yet another battle of the relagation favourites tonight as 2 unconfident teams go head to head. Nedved is out for the Toffies while Charlton suffer 2.

FA Prediction: Everton 0 - 0 Charlton.

(4) Fulham vs Villa (5) - The stage is set as the unexpected high flighers meet. End to end stuff is expected. Fulham Suffer Bocanegra and Villa suffer Nesta and Hendrie.

FA Prediction: Fulham 3 - 2 Villa.

(9) Man City Vs Middlesbrough (19) - City are without Trevor Sinclair as they look to get some easy points to a poised to be relagated Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough suffer 2 injurys as they hope to gain some points!

FA Prediction: City 2 - 1 Middlesbrough

(13) Man Utd Vs Sunderland (11) - Man Utd still looking very poor will try to get themselves climbing the table at home to The Black Cats at Old Trafford on wednesday evening. Man Utd are without Smith and wesley Brown. Sunderland shocked and dissapointed fans this week as they agreed a deal to sell Andy Gray.

FA Prediction: Utd 2 - 0 Sunderland.

(15) WBA Vs Portsmouth (12) - WBA hope to bounce back after a defeat to SPurs on Saturday but with Kanu out they will be a little worried for goals. Portsmouth hope to get some comfort after being told Lomania Lua Lua was out for 16 weeks!

FA Prediction: WBA 0 - 1 Portsmouth

(20) West Ham Vs Newcastle (1) - West ham would have been looking for any way to prevent humiliation before they were given little hope after Newcastle suffered a 2-0 defeat to league contenders Chelsea on Saturday. Hammers are without injurys as they hope new signings Warnock and Lantz can spark up Hammers season. Newcastle suffer 4 injurys as they look for easy points.

FA Prediction: Hammers 0 - 3 Newcastle

(10) Wigan Vs Spurs (8) - Spurs hope to keep their solid performances running after a good performance against WBA last week. Wigan are hoping to pass Spurs soon and hope to see them drop points today and after their good result last week, who would bet against them? Spurs face King, Keane and Mido out which is i big setback as Wigan have 2.

FA Prediction: Wigan 1 - 1 Spurs

Game Of The Day: Fulham Vs Villa

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Hey guys, i was wondering if there is anyone from EC 42 willing to carry on this topic.

I have found it very time consumming and that is the reason why i have missed a few matches.

Im happy to do 2-3 every saturday and Wednesday if needed i just dont have the time to do all 10.

Sorry guys, please continue this thread!

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