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Forget Paul The Octopus Football’s Magic 8 Ball Speaks

Football is ceaseless conveyor-belt of wonder. Well, that’s a kind way of putting it I suppose. Today’s Sun newspaper brings us another gleaming gem to toss one pile with all the others.

“I rate Spurs very highly. They are absolute favourites to win the title.”

Hot foot from a frankly bizarre World Cup campaign that saw him sent home by his national side for his role in a team revolt, clearly Nicolas Anelka is a man with a lot onĀ  his mind.

Tottenham who have whipped themselves into a frenzy of expectation after their inclusion in the Champions League qualifiers have seen their odds in many markets begin to shrink. Fair enough, rightly so etc etc. But favourites to win the Premiership? Ahem *cough cough*… yeah, sure.

On Chelsea, his thoughts are slightly more balanced. With Ancelotti at the helm I believe that they will absolutely be the team to beat this season.

“Our aim this season is to finally win the Champions League. Could we win a treble, the way Inter Milan did last season? Not so fast – it will be a tough job just to defend our league title.”

“But I believe that this will be the most thrilling season ever in the history of the Premier League.”

If Tottenham win it, that will be the understatement of the century, mate.

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