Watching Thistle vs Hearts on BBC Alba right now (ok, a live stream of the BBC Alba coverage). Come on, Gaelic isn't a real language, is it? It sounds as if they where talking english and I try to understand it... and then I am surprised that I can't make out a single word. And then I realize that it isn't english at all! >_>
A true Scot would eat you alive for that statement. Gaelic is spoken in Ireland, Scots have a separate language called Gallic. Parts of the highlands are still signposted in Gallic, especially around Inverness, and some of the islands still virtually exclusively speak it.
I am assuming that we are bringing back the prediction league for a third season, with the Prem back tomorrow?
So, without further ado (how I have missed this!), it is time for predictions for the opening weeked of the 2013/14 season!
Liverpool 2-0 Stoke
Arsenal 2-1 Villa
Norwich 1-1 Everton
Sunderland 2-1 Fulham
West Brom 3-2 Southampton
West Ham 3-1 Cardiff
Swansea 2-2 Man Utd
Palace 1-3 Spurs
Chelsea 4-0 Hull
Man City 3-0 Newcastle
And extra special midweek game (already!)
Chelsea 3-1 Villa (what a nightmare start for Villa, and a cakewalk for Chelsea!)
All in all I'm the most excited about this Premier League season that I've been in years. The top is genuinely wide open between 3-5 sides, there are a load of potential midtable sides (Norwich, Fulham, Stoke, Southampton, Villa, Newcastle, West Ham, Swansea all look better, Everton will probably be worse), and all three promoted sides have a hell of a battle on their hands to survive.
Sunderland have virtually a new first XI, so I have literally no idea what they will do this year!
And that is before some likely major signings before the end of August!
Plus while I am usually strictly neutral in the Prem (although always favouring an upset), I've got a real soft spot for Palace, so will be hoping they do well this year.