Do you like good grambling?
Sweet soul grambling
Just as long as it’s grambling
Oh yeah, Oh oh yeah
I have just been given The Grambler’s predictions for this week. Thank you Arthur. Hmm. Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – ARGHH!
For our first encounter of the day The Grambler takes us to the KC (with or without his Sunshine Band?) Stadium where the Tigers play host to the Eagles. Oh dear. Grambler, you’ve done it again. There’s
sitting 12th in the table having won 4
games and drawn 2 out of 11 played. Then
there’s Hull sitting right at the bottom on 4 points (1 won, 1
drawn and 9 – yes 9 – lost). So what
does The Grambler do? Only predicts that
Crystal Palace will win. Away
from home too. I despair, I really
do. But hold on there Bald Eagle (that
was a reference to an old advert for…I can’t remember what, but it seemed quite
apt) take a look at the head to heads over the past 3 years – 6 played – 4 drawn
– 2 won by…wait for it…Crystal Palace.
Does The Grambler know something I don’t [Probably – Ed] or is he/she/it
just wrong – again. Crystal Palace
Phew, it’s a good job for the Millers that they are hosts to the Cumbrians at the
Eh? New York ? In New York Rotherham? Carlisle aren’t very nice to folk who go to , suggesting that they don’t know how to use a toilet. Any road up, The Grambler reckons Brunton Park Carlisle should take the points here.
This is one of those games that could go either way. No it isn’t.
It’s a game that Rotherham sitting 9th should win. Come on, how can Carlisle (16th) possibly win this?
Put it another way, how can Carlisle, who haven’t
won since 22nd October, beat Rotherham, who haven’t lost since 26th October? Do you see what I’m getting at here? Take a look at those odds - 4 to bloody 1. Grambler, it’s not going to happen.
For our third match we go to
where the Pilgrims play host to the Daggers (well,
that’s a nickname I didn’t expect, he said sarcastically). The Grambler reckons that the Daggers will
take all the points here and, given that they sit 7th in the table
and the Pilgrims are in 18th place, it looks on paper (laptop) as if
he/she/it has got this one right. But
hold on there Bald…oh, I’ve done that one already…the Pilgrims have had a good
spell of late and haven’t lost since 19th October whereas the
Daggers, though still doing quite well, did lose to Home Park Hartlepool on 2nd November. I
mean, Hartlepool. Come on. But there is more. Over the past 3 years’ head to heads, 3 games
have been drawn and 3 have been won by…wait for it (sorry, I’ve done that one
already as well)…Plymouth Argyle. In
fact it is almost 12 years since D & G won against the Pilgrims. Hmm.
Maybe The Grambler hasn’t got it right after all.
Bugger it! I knew this would happen eventually. And I’ve got to bet against my own team. Bugger it! Now, I’ve got to view this as an impartial observer. How the hell can a bunch of heifers like them beat the gazelles that are Motherwell? [Impartial you said. Now, get on with it – Ed]. Okay. Start again. For our penultimate game, The Grambler takes us to
where Killie play host to the greatest team that ever
[Impartial! – Ed]…the Steelmen. The
Grambler has predicted that Rugby Park Kilmarnock will win.
Normally at this point there would be a long line of the word ‘ha’, but
I shall remain calm. Kilmarnock are sitting in second bottom spot in the table having won only 2 games
in 13. If bottom-placed Hearts had not
started the season on minus 15 points, Kilmarnock would have been bottom right now.
Motherwell, sit in 4th spot.
Doing pretty well, in fact. What
about previous meetings? Over the past
year and a half the two have met 5 times.
I know. Crazy, isn’t it? 5 times.
That’s Scottish football and its 4 mini-leagues for you. Anyway, in those games it has been all square;
2 wins each and a draw. The one game
played this season went Motherwell’s way, so maybe it is Kilmarnock’s turn this week.
Of course, I could say I was thinking the same way as Peter Cook (the famous writer/comedian/raconteur/club owner etc.). He was a lifelong Spurs supporter, but always bet on the opposing team. Why? He figured that whether his team won or lost, he won. So, if Motherwell win, I am happy. If they lose, I am happy that some money may be going to the Bobby Moore Fund. A win win situation if you like. I can't believe I used that cliché.
Raith Rovers vs Queen of the South – Draw – 5/2
And finally, Cyril? And finally, Esther The Grambler takes us to Stark’s Park where the Rovers (there’s original) [sarky get – Ed] play host to the Doonhamers. The Grambler has predicted that this encounter will end as a draw. Hmm. Not sure about that. The Rovers currently sit 3rd on 22 points. Queens are in 7th place on 15 points. We can’t really compare head to heads as Queen of the South were only promoted to the Scottish Championship (Division 2!!!) this year. The game between the two earlier this season was won 1-0 by the Rovers. As that game was played at
, you would have to favour Rovers to do it again now
that they have the home advantage. Don't want to say it Grambler, but I think you are wrong again. Palmerston Park