I’m Mystic Megson, I am, and when I predict the weekend’s Premier League results, people listen. Just because I’m currently battling for promotion to the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday – and doing a bloody good job of it too, thank you very much – it doesn’t mean that I don’t still know my onions when it comes to picking apart the greatest league in the world. I have managed in it, you know, and on more than one occasion. Now hang your hat on this lot, lads…
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool, Saturday 5.30pm
Owen Coyle’s Trotters are struggling worse than old Meggo here the morning after ten pints of Black Sheep, and now Gary Cahill’s gone to Chelsea it don’t look much like subsidising. It’s a shame because this time last year they were going great runs, but they never seemed to recover from the carte blanche that was their humiliating FA Cup semi-final defeat to a fired-up Stoke City side. Owen really faces an uphill garden if he’s to stop the plot and steer Wanderers to safeway. But even that might not be enough for the fickle Reebok faithful, as I found out to my cost there. That lot don’t know they’re born again.
Last week, I said Bolton’d go down 10-0 at Manchester United, but they only shipped three in the end. Still, I got the ‘nil’ part of it right. Must have been a speck of dust on the old crystal football.
Kenny Dalglish’ll have been gutted after his Liverpool side drew a blanket against Stoke City last weekend, but he’s been around the old mill a few times and I bet he’ll have a few tricks up his arsenal as the season draws to a closed shop. Steven Gerrard signing a new contract was a big boost for everyone on Merseyside, except the half what support Everton, what incidentally was the club what sold me to Sheffield Wednesday back in my playing days. Hal’s iron days, those were. Or is it Hal’s eye on days?
Last week, I said Liverpool’d draw 1-1 at home to Stoke, and in the end it was 0-0. Solid stuff from old Meggo, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Mystic Megson says: 2-1 Liverpool, N’Gog scoring against his old lot with Kuyt and Johnson netting for the visitors. You can plot your land on that, lads.