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Away Goals Rule Awards & Hall of Fame 2009

Posted by Jarv on December 31, 2009

Here are this years Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

Away Goals Rule Forum Awards
Poster of the Year – Resurection Joe
New poster of the year (Must have joined After Dec 1st 2008) – The James
Best Thread of the year (Must have been started After Dec 1st 2008) – Moron of the day

None Away Goals Rule Awards
Man of the Year – Frankie Boyle
Woman of the year – Jessica Ennis
Film of 2009 – Star Trek & District 9 – Tied
Album of 2009 – Eminem – Relapse
TV Show of 2009 – Top Gear
Highlight of the year – Jenson Button winning the F1 World Title
Worst thing about 2009 – The Recession
Most deserving of a punch in the face award (otherwise known as the Jeremy Beadle award) – Thierry Henry
Silliest Mistake of 2009 – Tiger Woods and his Bits on the Side
Most Surprising thing about 2009 – Tiger playing the field & his fall from grace
Funniest thing from 2009 – Liverpool & Rafa Benitez
None football sports person of the year – Usain Bolt
Game of the year (PC or Console) – Fallout 3
Best non-football individual sporting event – Jenson Button winning the F1 World Title

Away Goals Rule Football Awards
Manager of 2009 – Pep Guardiola
Player of 2009 – Iniesta
Young Player of the year (AGR rules, must be no Older than 23) – Stephen Ireland
Football Villain of 2009 – Thierry Henry
Best Football Match – Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal

Away Goals Rule Team of the year (if a player should win 2 slots, left and right winger perhaps, we’ll take the 2nd highest)
Keeper – Given
left back – Evra
Right Back – Alves
Centre backs (2) – Vidic & Vermaalen
Central Midfielders (2) – Xavi & Iniesta
Wingers (2) – Ronaldo & Messi
Strikers (2) – Torres & Drogba

Away Goals Rule Hall of Fame – 2009 (MUST be Retired)
Players – Denis Irwin, Juninho, Gary Lineker
Manager – Herbert Chapman & Alf Ramsey
Overseas Player – Paolo Maldini
Overseas Manager – Johann Cruyff


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Mystic Jarv Saturday 12 September

Posted by Jarv on September 12, 2009

Its been a good week in the world of Mystic Jarv, 9 of 10 results right in the premier league last time out and 5 of 5 of Saturdays Internationals. Although i didn’t post on here I had England to beat Croatia, Russia to beat Wales, Holland to beat Scotland and Northern Ireland to draw with Slovakia so 3 of 4.

Anyway onto this Week

Blackburn Rovers V Wolverhampton Wanderers

Blackburn have struggled so far this season and find themselves in the bottom 3 after 3 games, Wolves on the other hand have had mixed fortunes  so far this season. Blackburn i think will be too strong for Wolves especially so as Wolves have a few injuries and by the end of Saturday will draw level on points with Wolves

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers V Wolverhampton Match Discussion

Liverpool V Burnley

Two wins from 4 games is not the start Rafa, Liverpool or their fans wanted or expected but talk of their premier league challenge being over is premature to say the least. Rafa’s men have been far from convincing this season but championships are not won in September, they can be lost however and Liverpool will want to improve quickly.

Burnley have had a good start to the season which finds them on the same points as Liverpool having already played Manchester United and Chelsea, those 2 games and this one wont decide which division they play their football in next season and any points are a bonus. Owen Coyle i’m sure will be ticking off the points to the Magic 40 point mark, 6 down 34 to go, In my opinion he will be in the same position at 5pm on saturday.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Liverpool

Liverpool V Burnley Match Discussion

Manchester City V Arsenal

One of the big four verses one of the teams hoping to replace them this season, City have spent big including 40 Million on 2 players from Arsenal. City have a few injury problems from the Internationals including Robinho and Tevez who are both doubts but that shouldn’t be an excuse when you have spent over 100 million pounds recently and a truck load before hand.

Wenger was annoyed this week that Arshavin has picked up an injury or rather made the one he had before the internationals worse by playing 90 Minutes. on the plus side though Rosicky is fit again and played 56 minutes for the Czech republic in the week. Not sure if i’m the only one who finds it a little odd a long term injured player like Rosicky played for his national team before his club side.

This will be an open game but will end in a draw

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 Draw

Manchester City v Arsenal Match Discussion

Portsmouth V Bolton Wanderers

Pompey are in trouble, Most of their better players have been sold off to be replaced with, in my opinion, downgrades. Paul Hart will need serious backing in January to avoid having to travel to Doncaster, Barnsley and other stereo typical places relegated premier league teams don’t want to goto, That is of course if he still has a job in January.

Bolton are second bottom only above Pompey and neither team will want to lose this game, its a typical “Relgation 6 pointer” but i reckon it’ll be one point apiece and a mind numbingly dull game to watch.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 0-0 draw

Portsmouth V Bolton Wanderers Match Discussion

Stoke City V Chelsea

Stoke have started great 7 points from 4 games and are really tough to beat at home. I can see them giving it a really good go but Chelsea are flying this season, the remainder of the season may depend on whether the transfer ban affects them, will they put it out of their minds, will it bring them together in a kind of siege mentality or will the distraction put them off their stride?

I’ve been wrong once already this season backing against Stoke at home but Chelsea are one of, if not the team to beat this season.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Chelsea

Stoke City V Chelsea Match Discussion

Sunderland V Hull City

Sunderland sit mid table with the same points as Villa, Liverpool and Arsenal and Darren Bent has started the season well. Bruce’s teams are usually well organised and Sunderland are no different.

Hull are well erm poor they have struggled to bring in players in the summer and Phil Brown has a long old season ahead attempting to keep them up

I think i’ve predicted Hull to lose every game so far  and this game is no different

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 win for Sunderland

Sunderland V Hull City Match Discussion

Wigan Athletic V West Ham United

I keep predicting Wigan will be ok this season but sit 4th Bottom with 3 points from a possible 12, west ham have played a game less and have 4 points. This is an important game for both teams.

It should be an open passing game but neither have won since the opening day,

Mystic Jarv predicts an entertaining 1-1 Draw

Wigan Athletic V West Ham United Match Discussion

Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United

Second V Third, Spurs are missing one of their key men from the early few weeks in Luka Modric and another,  Palacios will only have got home friday morning. these 2 are key for Spurs. Spurs may have some defenders back fit for this game and Defoe is on fire. Krankjar will probrably make his Debut, it will be interesting to see how he gets on.

United have Valencia like Palacios only back in Friday morning and may have Ferdinand back in the starting line up. United despite hammering wigan 5-0 havn’t looked overly impressive and toiled even in the first half at the DW stadium. Rooney like Defoe is on form this season so far and he seems to be enjoying hsi central role.  I believe United will have just a little too much for Spurs on this occasion, but i wouldn’t be surprised by a draw or a close win either way.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 Win for Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United Match Discussion

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Liverpool Vs Stoke city 19 August

Posted by Jarv on August 18, 2009

2 games Liverpool dropped points in last season up first, one of which went the same way as last season, Rafa will be hoping to not make it 2 same as last year. If Liverpool are to challenge this year again they need to take 3 points from games like this.

How did i do predicting these 2 teams on the 1st weekend, I had Liverpool to draw 1-1 at spurs and they lost 2-1, nothing there and i had Stoke to win 1-0 against Burnley and they won 2-0 so at least the result right.

Liverpool looked disjointed and their passing was poor against spurs and they need to hope Aquilani once fit helps that.

Tony Pulis’s Side have been criticised for relying on Set Pieces but at the end of the day their main aim is to stay in the division and goals from set pieces count just as much as 40 yard screamers. That been said I think Liverpool will be better than against Spurs and therefor

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Liverpool

Do you know better? what will be the score? Liverpool Vs Stoke City Match Discussion

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