Dexy Longshot

Welcome to my Den, I'm the resident pundit who, contrary to appearance, knows a thing or two about the beautiful game.

Wigan surely down and out

May 8, 2013

It would be the greatest of all their great escapes if Wigan could survive relegation this season after a disappointing defensive display at home to Swansea on Tuesday night ruined Roberto Martinez’s hopes of staying up. Despite taking the lead twice and almost going two goals clear, Wigan fell on their own sword as the […] […]

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The Battle for the Top Four in the Premier League – Who will make it?

April 14, 2013

The top four of the Premier League has been a target for many teams for several years. For nearly a decade, the same four clubs occupied the Champions League qualification spaces, but now there are new challengers as Liverpool and Arsenal struggle to regain lost ground. Tottenham Hotspur have threatened to take Arsenal’s top four […] […]

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FA bashing offers little hope for change

March 24, 2013

It has become vogue nowadays to lambaste the FA with a vitriolic regularity rarely suffered by sporting bodies, or other authorities for that matter. The trouble is the Football Association, a 150 year old staple of this country’s sporting diet, make it so ludicrously easy to attack them. Their failure to punish Wigan’s Callum McManaman […]

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Dexy’s 2012-2013 – Season Preview part 2 – Middle of the road

August 21, 2012

Here’s the 2nd instalment of my Premiership predictions for the following season concentrating in the mid tablers. No doubt, after the comings and goings of the next fortnight, some of these players will be at pastures new affecting my final predicted placings. A good example is Clint Dempsey’s on off saga with Fulham. There’s a [ […]

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Dexys 2011-2013 Season Preview Part 1 – The relegation fodder

August 18, 2012

After an up and down summer of sport and jubilation and Euro penalty heartbreak (again), the honeymoon is now over and it’s back to the hard graft of the football season. I’m doing it in the usual predicted back to front styly. Van Persie followed in the usual Arsenal tradition and jumped ship to Man […] […]

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Is England’s name on the Trophy?

June 24, 2012

Quarterfinals  Pt 4. England V Italy “A game of Chess is like a sword fight….you must think first”* The final quarters conflict takes place at The Olympic Stadium on Sunday night and out of the four match-ups, this one is definitely the hardest to call. I fancied Portugal & Germany in the first 2 games and […] […]

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More Blancs and it’s Au Revoir my froggy friends

June 23, 2012

France V Spain Another blinder in the 3rd tie of the of the quarters awaits on Saturday night and I for one will be breaking out the San Miguels and jumping aboard The La Furia Rosa bandwagon. They take on France and from what we are hearing in the media, it could be a walkover. […] […]

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16 years of hurt as the German machine marches on

June 22, 2012

Germany V Greece It’s David & Goliath time in another cracker of a quarter and this tie is tastier than a plate of Sauerkraut & Hummus with the economic climate adding to the drama, the run-down Greeks will really want to get one over on their richly talented opponents. The Mighty Mannschaft  Express just keeps […] […]

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The CR7 show continues

June 21, 2012

Czech Republic V Portugal According to my high-ranking Czech source Mirka (bird of my mate Matt), coach Michal Bilek is getting a bit of slating on the forums but he’s still managed to do the business and drag them into the quarters. It didn’t look to cosy for them when they where pretty much caned […] […]

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Dexy’s Euro preview – group D

June 10, 2012

Group D France After les walloping of Estonia last Sunday & coming back of 21 games unbeaten, you have to fancy France to do well in this tournament. Despite just one decent striker *, The frogs have been steadily improving, scoring goals for fun & on current form are deffo La horsey des le blanc […] […]

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The Dexy Longshot Euro 2012 Preview PT 2 – Group B

June 8, 2012

Hola, here’s the second of my 4 day run-down of groups and I’m putting the teams in the order I think will decide the quarterfinal matchups. I’ll also be putting in my usual Dexy’s Diamond. This is group B, quite apt when most of the managers whispered a certain B-word under their breath when they […] […]

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Euro preview – Group A – Dexy stylie

June 7, 2012

After all that boring Jubilee flag-waving carry-on, we can now say, wham bam thank you maam for moving the 2 day holiday back a week later than usual when London saw more rain than Noah ever did. Nice one your Maj, nay mind, I’m sure you was nice and rainproof under your hat and you […] […]

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