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Oliver Friend
23 year old Psychology graduate from The University of Hull. Massive England fan and supporter of Birmingham City at club level. Currently spending a lot of time going to watch North Ferriby United in the Conference North. Also try to keep up with the major European leagues. Follow on Twitter: @ole1208

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England National Team
There has never been a better time to be an England fan!
11:47 Thursday 23rd January 2014

Oliver Friend shares his thoughts on why it's good to a fan of the English national team as the team prepare for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Has there ever been lower expectations for England going into a tournament? A less than convincing…

Premier League Predictions - Matchday 27
14:04 Friday 2nd March 2012

Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal I really don't want to take anything away from Liverpool's cup win because they did deserve it but after such a great match, the way they won the game felt a bit dirty.I would rather have seen them score all their penalties…

Matchday 26 - Premier League + Carling Cup Final Predictions
01:01 Saturday 25th February 2012

Chelsea 1-0 Bolton With Chelsea having over twice as many points as Bolton, this really should be easier to call. I'm not expecting a good game and this won't do anything to ease the pressure on AVB. He might be out of a job if he loses the…

Matchday 25 - Premier League Predictions 11/02/12
01:37 Saturday 11th February 2012

Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool Welcome to the Theatre of Dreams where it is pantomime week. We are going to hear plenty of "Boooooo-Hissssss" and "He's behind you!". It's a shame that the football is going to have to make do as the side-act. I think…

Matchday 23 - Premier League Predictions 31/01/12
14:42 Wednesday 1st February 2012

I was surprised to see that the Transfer Window still closed tonight and was not pushed back to the 2nd. I feel for the backroom staff at the clubs, having to do last minute transfer dealings on a match day must be a nightmare. Anyway, let's…

Premier League Week 22 Predictions
13:33 Friday 20th January 2012

Have you all looked at this weekend's fixtures? I swear I wasn't this excited for the reverse ties early in the season. There's not a stinker among them. I promise you goals galore. Here are my predictions for what should be a fantastic weekend:…

Week 21 Predictions 14/01/12
02:14 Saturday 14th January 2012

It's taken a while to get going but this is shaping up to be one of the best ever Premier League seasons. The title race is wide open and so is the fight for survival. It keeps getting better and better. Here are my predictions for this week:…

Week 20 Predictions 02/01/12
00:03 Wednesday 4th January 2012

Happy New Year, football fans! The games over New Year's Eve and yesterday really kicked off 2012 in some style. It more than made up for the poor showing on Boxing Day.As we are now at the half way point of the season, I thought it would be…

Week 18 Predictions 26/12/11 + A Christmas Carol (Football Version)
16:17 Saturday 24th December 2011

We are half way through the Christmas period and the table is still as jammed as ever. I expect gaps to start forming after this round of fixtures and in my opinion this is the best set of games we have had all season. They may not be the glamour…

Week 17 Predictions 20/12/11
20:37 Monday 19th December 2011

Well the Christmas period didn't quite start with the bang I was hoping for but there were plenty of talking points. I was still very happy, mainly because I equalled my best ever score on the predictions with a total of 11 winners. I'm hoping…

Week 16 Predictions 17/12/11
00:54 Saturday 17th December 2011

The start of the season is always exciting. No one knows exactly how their team is going to do and it is the first chance to see new signings in action. The end of the season is always tense. With so much money in football today, single games…

Week 15 Predictions 10/12/11
01:41 Saturday 10th December 2011

I can't wait for the 14th. On Wednesday my semester at uni will be over and I can return my full attention to football. Unfortunately this weekend is most likely to pass me by while I am stuck in an essay writing bubble. So, hopefully for the…

Week 14 Predictions 03/12/11 + The Sacking Season Begins
01:07 Saturday 3rd December 2011

It's that time of year again. The days are getting colder, the nights are growing longer and the managerial merry-go-round has been kicked into action. You've just got to love the Premier League in December.The actions of Ellis Short last night,…

Week 13 Predictions 26/11/11
02:03 Saturday 26th November 2011

Thanks to a lack of internet for the last few days, I don't have as much time as usual to do this. I also didn't get a chance to find a guest so this week it will just be my predictions.Stoke 1-1 BlackburnBolton 1-1 EvertonChelsea 2-0 WolvesMan…

Week 12 Predictions 19/11/11
23:11 Sunday 20th November 2011

With an off week for the Premier League, I had such grand plans for an international article or a Birmingham related article to take advantage of the break. And then I started watching the international games. And then I started watching the…