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…
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 1.30pm
You shouldn’t be surprised to know that I thought Roberto Mancini was well out of order for waving an imaginary card about against Wigan Athletic the other night. They might do things differently in Lazio or whatever country he comes from, but old Meggo’s not having that on his watch. Still, hell of a side they’ve put together there. It may have been them Arabs what bankrolled it, but it’s still up to the manager to get the side playing up to Stamford and that’s what he’s done so far. You can only meet what’s in front of you, as the old adagio has it.
Last week, I backed Sergio Silvatelli to bag a hat-trick in a 3-1 win at Wigan, and I was certainly on the right lines. Score one for Meggo, I say!
They may have spluttered with a 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City last weekend, but Harry Redknapp’s got Spurs playing stuff as attractive as my wife’s sister in that album of old holiday photos what they’ve got. Only joking, Mrs Megson! Now, where was I…er…oh aye – Spurs for the title? Well, it’s not beyond the elms of possibility, but they need Adebayor to up his success rate in front of goal, because they’ll face an uphill garden if they throw many more silly points away.
Last week, I said Spurs’d comfortably dispatch Wolves 3-1. So I got half the scoreline right. Score another for Meggo!
Mystic Megson says: 0-0 written all over it. You can grill your nice bit of haddock on that, lads!