Six things that should happen on the Prem's first weekend (By betfair.com)

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History often repeats itself in football and we’ve picked out six events that will almost certainly go down during the first round of games in 2009/10...


  • Blackburn will kick lumps out of Man City. Mark Hughes will spend the rest of the season blaming any rubbish performances on his players being ‘targeted’ and not getting enough protection from the ref.
  • An Arsenal player will go off injured; Wenger will resist signing a replacement until the dying hours of the transfer window.
  • Someone will score on the opening day and get touted as a surprise contender for England’s World Cup squad. He won’t score again until after Christmas. Are you listening, Andy Johnson?
  • Now he’s spent 10 minutes in management, Alan Shearer will pretend he knows the best tactic to beat every team in the Premier League when doing analysis on Match of the Day.
  • Regardless of the result against Liverpool, Harry Redknapp will shoehorn a variation of ‘down to the bare bones’, or ‘two points from eight’ clichés into a post-match interview.
  • If Sunderland snatch an impressive away result against Bolton, Gary Megson will get booed by his own fans and overtake Mark Hughes as favourite to win the sack race.
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