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Rant’s premier predictions 2010/11

August 5, 2010 Tags: Opinion 27 comments

One year ago Rant attempted to predict the outcome of the season’s major club and personal trophies. We did ok, despite taking some end-of-season flak to the contrary! This year we’re at it again. You try, and we’ll revist this post in May 2011 to see who performed best and worst. No prizes, just glory to the winner, public humiliation for everyone else.

United’s Season

  • Premier League: runners-up
  • Champions League: quarter-final
  • Carling Cup: winners
  • FA Cup: fifth round
  • Player of the Year: Nani
  • Young Player of the Year: Rafael da Silva

Premier League Top Ten

  1. Chelsea
  2. Manchester United
  3. Manchester City
  4. Arsenal
  5. Liverpool
  6. Tottenham Hotspur
  7. Everton
  8. Aston Villa
  9. Stoke
  10. Fulham

Relegated

  • Blackpool
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers

Champions League

  • Winners: Barcelona
  • Runners-up: Real Madrid

Europa League

  • CSKA Moscow

FA Cup

  • Arsenal

Carling Cup

  • United

Player of the Season

  • Michael Essien, Chelsea

Young Player of the Season

  • Jack Wilshere, Arsenal

Sack Race

  • Avram Grant, West Ham United
  • Roy Hodgson, Liverpool
  • Mick McCarthy, Wolverhampton Wanderers
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27 comments

Fredster - August 6, 2010 Reply

Kinell, I think those are the worst predictions I’ve seen since the Guardian’s infamous 06/07 predictions (Liverpool champions, United 5th.)

I’ll give you mine tomorrow, it’s far too late to be doing it now.

Fredster - August 6, 2010 Reply

Here they are, as promised…

United’s Season

* Premier League: winners
* Champions League: semi-final
* Carling Cup: not very far
* FA Cup: fifth round
* Player of the Year: Wayne Rooney
* Young Player of the Year: Chicharito

Premier League Top Ten

1. United
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool
5. City
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Everton
8. Aston Villa
9. Fulham
10. Birmingham City

Relegated

* Blackpool
* West Bromwich Albion
* Bolton Wanderers (fingers crossed!)

Champions League

* Winners: Real Madrid
* Runners-up: Chelsea

Europa League

* A team who finished 3rd in their CL group

FA Cup

* Chelsea

Carling Cup

* Aston Villa

Player of the Season

* Wayne Rooney

Young Player of the Season

* Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Sack Race

* Chris Hughton
* Roberto Mankini
* Ian Holloway

abir619 - August 6, 2010 Reply

The email address of the editor does not work. I have tried sending him an email many times but there is always a delivery failure. Can anyone tell me how can I contact the editor?

Ed - August 6, 2010 Reply

editor@unitedrant.co.uk – it works fine for me

captainhormone - August 6, 2010 Reply

United’s Season

Premier League: winners
Champions League: finalist
Carling Cup: Quarters
FA Cup: Quarters
Player of the Year: Vidic
Young Player of the Year: Rafael da Silva
Premier League Top Ten

Manchester United
Chelsea
Manchester City
Arsenal
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
Villa
Everton
Stoke
Fulham
Relegated

Wigan
Blackpool
West Bromwich Albion

Champions League

Winners: United
Runners-up: Real Madrid
Europa League

Spurs (when they drop out of CL)
FA Cup

City
Carling Cup

Arse
Player of the Season

Nemanja Vidic
Young Player of the Season

Lee Cattermole
Sack Race

Houghton – Newcastle
Martinez – wigan
Ancelloti – Chelsea

elvido - August 6, 2010 Reply

Chelsea
Manchester United
Arsenal
Manchester City
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
Villa
Everton
Fulham
Birmingham

Relegated
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Blackpool
West Bromwich Albion

Champions League
Winners: Barca
Runners-up: Chelsea

Europa League
Liverpool

FA Cup
City

Carling Cup
United

Player of the Season
Fabregas, Arse

Young Player of the Season
Wilshire, Arse

Sack Race
Mancini – City
Martinez – wigan
Houghton – Newcastle

Nigel Man - August 6, 2010 Reply

United’s Season

* Premier League: winners
* Champions League: quarter-final
* Carling Cup: winners
* FA Cup: 3rd round
* Player of the Year: Rooney
* Young Player of the Year: Gibson
Premier League Top Ten

1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Manchester City
5. Liverpool
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Everton
8. Aston Villa
9. Fulham
10. Birmingham City

Relegated

* Blackpool
* West Bromwich Albion
* Wolverhampton Wanderers

Champions League

* Winners: Real Madrid
* Runners-up: Arsenal

Europa League

* Benfica

FA Cup

* Chelsea

Carling Cup

* Manchester United

Player of the Season

* Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Young Player of the Season

* Jack Rodwell, Everton

Sack Race

* Mick McCarthy, Wolverhampton Wanderers
* Avram Grant, West Ham United
* Roberto Martinez, Wigan Athletic

jason - August 6, 2010 Reply

Top 7/ Manchester United. chelsea. arsenal. spurs. liverpool. man c. villa. relegated/ newcastle. blackpool, westbrom. Premier League Manchester United. Champions Lge Manchester United (finalist; madrid). Europa Lge ?. FA Cup Manchester United/Tottenham/Arsenal (finalist; who cares). League Cup Manchester United (finalist; who càres). WHAT EVER HAPPENS, WE WILL TAKE BACK OUR PREMIER LEAGUE AND THAT TOXIC SPILL AT WASTELANDS IS GONNA DO NOTHING. we will take back our Premier Lge and again rule Europe.

gazno77 - August 6, 2010 Reply

Premier League Top Ten:

Chelsea
Dippers
Manchester United
Manchester City
Arsenal
Everton
Tottenham Hotspur
Aston Villa
Bolton
Sunderland

Relegated:

Wolves
Blackpool
WBA

Champions League:

Winners: Barcelona
Runners-up: Chelsea

Europa League: Palermo

FA Cup: Man United

Carling Cup: Arsenal

Player of the Season: Arteta, Everton

Young Player of the Season: Hernandez, Man United

Sack Race: Mancini, City

gazno77 - August 6, 2010 Reply

United’s Season:

Premier League: 3rd
Champions League: quarters
Carling Cup: quarters
FA Cup: semis
Player of the Year: Fletcher
Young Player of the Year: Hernandez

Vannailyrooy - August 6, 2010 Reply

United’s Season

* Premier League: winners
* Champions League: semi-final
* Carling Cup: winners
* FA Cup: runners-up
* Player of the Year: Rooney
* Young Player of the Year: Hernandez

Premier League Top Ten

1. United
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool
5. Tottenham
6. Man City
7. Everton
8. Aston Villa
9. Fulham
10. Stoke

Relegated

* Wigan
* West Bromwich Albion
* Blackpool

Champions League

* Winners: Real Madrid
* Runners-up: Barcelona

Europa League

* Bayer Leverkusen

FA Cup

* Arsenal

Carling Cup

* United

Player of the Season

* Rooney

Young Player of the Season

* Nani

Sack Race

* Mancini, City
* Martinez, Wigan
* Houghton, Newcastle

uncleknobheadforfucksake - August 6, 2010 Reply

prem runners up
carling cup quarters
fa cup third round
champions league semis
player of the year rooney
young player of the year evans

top ten
arsenal
utd
chelsea
liverpool
city
everton
spurs
villa
bolton
sunderland

relegated
wigan
wba
blackpool

cl
winners inter
runner up real madrid

europa cup
ffs

fa cup
chelsea

carling cup
chelsea

player of the year
fabregas

young player of the year
evans

sack race
mccleish birmingham
mancini city
oneill villa (quit)

wolves won’t go down, doyle is fucking great

sheesh - August 6, 2010 Reply

Unregistered User said:
United’s Season

* Premier League: 2nd – 5 points behind Chelsea
* Champions League: quarter-final
* Carling Cup: semi-finals
* FA Cup: quarter-finals
* Player of the Year: Rooney
* Young Player of the Year: Hernandez
Premier League Top Ten

1. Chelsea
2. Manchester United
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool
5. Manchester City
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Aston Villa
8. Everton
9. Birmingham City
10. Blackburn

Relegated

* Blackpool
* West Bromwich Albion
* Stoke (oh God, please let this happen. I hate the bastards). More realistically, West Ham will be relegated.

Champions League

* Winners: Real Madrid
* Runners-up: Barcelona

Europa League

* Benfica (who gives a shit?)

FA Cup

* Chelsea

Carling Cup

* Liverpool

Player of the Season

* Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Young Player of the Season

* Javier Hernandez

Sack Race

* Roberto Mancini, Manchester City
* Avram Grant, West Ham United
* Mark Hughes, Fulham

Bill - August 6, 2010 Reply

Agree pretty much with Rants 2nd, QF, Carling Cup, FA Cup 5th Rd prediction. We are just not good enough to do it at the very highest level.

After listening to the manager’s press conference he admitted that we are short of goals from midfield. Following that he said that they were keeping Cleverley and not sending him on loan. If they don’t go for Ozil I would deduce that SAF rates TC enough to give Ozil a miss and save 10-15 million.

With Diouf going out on loan there should be a space in the 25 man squad for 1 signing though. Doubt we will see Diouf in a United shirt again, he is a perfect fit for Blackburn’s style of play. Its pretty much a try before you buy deal.

Fredster - August 7, 2010 Reply

Fergie said this today:

“Supporters want you to buy players. They like to see a big signing every year. Sometimes the players like to see a big signing. But we have to be sensible about it. We look at our own squad and ask what do we need? I look at the players everyone says are available and they don’t excite me.

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Ferguson-expects-no-more-signings-article546433.html

I think that’s a clear reference to Ozil. Well, if Ozil doesn’t excite Fergie then he must be very hard to please. Yet he found the likes of Manucho, Obertan and Diouf exciting? How strange.

Carrick, Amderson and Hargreaves injured. Giggs 36. Scholes 35. But Fergie is happy with the strenghth of his squad? Fletcher & Gibson – really “exciting” midfield that, Fergie! Who needs Ozil, eh? Yeah he’s shit that one.

Wait til Ozil is lighting up the Champions League Final at Wembley with Barca or Madrid, then we’ll see how glad Fergie is to have saved that whopping £10m. Hell, with that kind of cash we could buy a former non-league defender and an unknown African striker. Great value!

I don’t want to disrespect Fergie but these laughable statements he makes about the transfer market honestly make me sick.

captainhormone - August 7, 2010 Reply

excellent point fred, it is sickening….but if at the end of the season we have the title fergie is right……thing is as much as my heart says we will do it, the reality is we are gonna be potless

sheesh - August 7, 2010 Reply

Gill can say whatever he likes about there being money to spend, safe in the knowledge that Fergie will tow the Glazer party line.

Fergie thinks that repeating himself will make everyone suddenly believe him. He is simply getting fucking irritating. The same man who spent £50 million on 3 wastes of space passing as midfielders (Carrick, Hargreaves, Anderson) wants to try and convince us that there isn’t a single player out there who can improve our squad.

I’m not denying that City have tipped the transfer market upside down but there clearly is value if you at least try and look for it. Ozil must be just one example.

brianofnazareth - August 7, 2010 Reply

Chelsea
Liverpool
Manchester City
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur
Everton
Manchester United
Aston Villa

uncleknobheadforfucksake - August 9, 2010 Reply

oneills quit, i called it

Ed - August 9, 2010 Reply

@ uncleknobheadforfucksake Season hasn’t even started don’t think it counts!

Fredster - August 10, 2010 Reply

Fair play to you, spot on. Just heard a rumour Holloway is gonna quit because he’s not being given any funds. If true, that would make me the second person to get a prediction right! Woohoo!

danniitronix - August 9, 2010 Reply

Goblin O’Neil, ffs – does that mean that Milner is gonna f-off to Citeh?

Robbo - August 9, 2010 Reply

captainhormone said:
excellent point fred, it is sickening….but if at the end of the season we have the title fergie is right……thing is as much as my heart says we will do it, the reality is we are gonna be potless

No we are not Mr Hormone we´ve now got the Charity Shield

sheesh - August 9, 2010 Reply

To think some people wanted O’Neill at United. Quite possibly the most over-hyped manager in the history of the Premier League.

captainhormone - August 9, 2010 Reply

uncleknobheadforfucksake said:
oneills quit, i called it

i was gonna say o’neill, but he wasnt sacked he quit…hence why i didnt

Rob - August 11, 2010 Reply

United’s Season

* Premier League: Winners
* Champions League: Semi-finals
* Carling Cup: Quarter-finals
* FA Cup: Runners-Up
* Player of the Year: Valencia
* Young Player of the Year: Hernandez

Premier League Top Ten

1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Manchester City
5. Liverpool
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Everton
8. Aston Villa
9. Sunderland
10. Fulham

Relegated

* Blackpool
* West Bromwich Albion
* Wolverhampton Wanderers

Champions League

* Winners: Barcelona
* Runners-up: Chelsea

Europa League

* Liverpool

FA Cup

* Arsenal

Carling Cup

* Chelsea

Player of the Season

* Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal

Young Player of the Season

* Javier Hernandez, Man Utd

Sack Race

* Avram Grant, West Ham United
* Chris Hughton, Newcastle United
* Mick McCarthy, Wolverhampton Wanderers

johnnyboy - August 12, 2010 Reply

I sense that SAF not just wants to win the PL this year, but wants to do it by not spending.. after all, when you can spank City on the pitch, what better way to humiliate them by demonstrating that you can win hands down without spunking all that money on over-rated players… My only prediction then is that we will win the PL this year.

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