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Blackburn vs Wolves
The glamour tie. Blackburn have been busy making ropy Ads for chicken and moving on players who were eating into the club’s wages budget. Wolves have shifted a fair few, but the arrival of Roger Johnson and Jamie O’Hara should make a real difference. Prediction 0-1.
Fulham vs Aston Villa
Fulham have shipped in some half decent signings and the Cottagers really ought to get off to a good start. Alex McLeish needs a win here to just to convince the Villa faithful he’s fit to manage them. Tough gig, the Premiership. Prediction 2-1.
The Black Cat’s team sheet will be barely recognizable compared to last season. Two coach loads of comings and goings. Liverpool by contrast have spent big on a handful of, ‘in vogue’ players. And as a result, Dalglish’s side is full of goals. Full of ’em. Prediction 3-1.
QPR vs Bolton
Welcome back Mr Warnock. All we’ve heard is boardroom rumbles. Now we’ll see if the Hoops can cut it in the top flight. Bolton have shipped in our old friend Tuncay and Chris Eagles. A crackerjack draw on the cards. Prediction 2-2.
Wigan vs Norwich
Psycho Delia alert. Wigan have shipped out a good few, only landing two. This season will of course be tough, but you’ll have to look hard to find a side in better shape morale wise. The Canaries have it all to do (no surprise) and I’ll be amazed if they achieve much. Prediction 1-0
Newcastle vs Arsenal
Arsene Wenger cannot be looking forward to this. Fabregas gone and come Saturday so too might Nasri. By contrast Pardew can only see this as a golden opportunity to show the Barcodes that you don’t need to worry about spending all that lovely Carroll cash. Prediction 2-1.
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