A few years ago, you couldn’t turn the television on without hearing Bob Hoskins say, “It’s good to talk”, Jose Mourinho may not be a chubby Cockney, but he Dominoqq shares Bob’s love of the spoken word.


Jose has recently engaged in verbal sparring with Arsene Wenger; daily ‘tit for tat’ remarks were exchanged, with Wenger playing the role of the ‘Tat’.


Mourinho then turned his attention to Sir Alex, offering this gem, “If I lost three games on the trot, I’d expect to be sacked.” As Chelsea have now lost two consecutive games, there’s every chance that Roman Abramovich may have one hand on the P45.


Chelsea are leaking goals, Drogba is suspended and Crespo is out of favour while he works on his singing career. Newcastle have won their last four matches; back the Toon Army to win or draw at 2/1.


If you look up ‘value’ in the dictionary, you’ll find it just before Wigan. The Latics are sitting 2nd in the league, they’re on top of the recent form table and they’ve won their last five matches in all competitions without conceding a goal.


Arsenal may be breathtaking on their day, but it’s not been their day away from home all season. Wigan are available at 10/3 to collect all three points; merry Christmas.


I was shocked to hear of the Old Trafford bugging controversy. Carlos Queiroz was allegedly heard to say, “Rooney, get on the left wing, 4-5-1, 4-5-1”. That rumour is probably untrue, this is a fact; Wayne Rooney ran the show for England against Argentina, he’ll be a decent player when he fills out. United are the real deal, get on at 4/6.


David O’Leary has been the master of the excuse this term, “The boys gave me everything out there” has been used. The obligatory, “The ref cost us the game” has also had an airing, the Villa are one defeat away from the return of, “You can’t expect too much from them, they’re just babies.” Sunderland can gain revenge for the Villa nicking their three best players, back the Mackems at 11/8.


Birmingham City are very much like the wife, they’ve done nothing at home for six months. City’s inability to perform in front of their own fans stems from a lack of firepower up front. Forssell hasn’t scored a league goal all season and Heskey hasn’t put the onion in the bag since August. As every experienced chef knows, you can’t make an omelette, with two puddings.



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