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Writers Prediction League - Spurs at Manchester United

The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at Manchester United.

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Two league victories in a row and a through away win in the Capital One Cup? Ladies and gentlemen, that sounds like momentum! Things are pretty good around Tottenham right now, as a slow season start has pushed aside for some performances that have seen Tottenham launch into the top half of the table.

Oh, but what's in the way? Just an away trip to a little place called Old Trafford. Manchester United is off to a flying start this season, with an opening game loss to Everton the only blemish on United's record. The Red Devils seem to be back in vintage form, bolstered by new additions in Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa. However, a long-term injury to Nemanja Vidic does seem to indicate an opportunity for the Tottenham attack to find goals against this United side.

As for the prediction league, Petrilli got back in the game with a perfect prediction, while Ashlock's leading ways continued. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:

Name Score
Ashlock 5
The Roosevelts 3
Petrilli 3
Mechanick 2
Kevin 2
Ryan 2
Ed 1
Uncle Menno 1

This week's predictions:

Kevin: Manchester United's defense is shaky enough that nothing would surprise me, but I'm not going to pretend they aren't still the better team right now. 3-1 United

Mechanick: I don't rate this Manchester United defense nearly as high as some people. I also rate our defense higher than a lot of people. 1-1 Draw

Ryan: Against United with Chris Foy refereeing? Jokes. 3-1 United

Ashlock: Robin van Persie plays for United now, right? Wayne Rooney is fit too? Fiddlesticks. 2-0 United

The Roosevelts: The boys have been scraping by with the last few wins against really crap teams. This is the game that we hit our low point, 5-1 United. Time to come to Jesus/whatever leader of your chosen denomination of faith or lack there of.

Ed: 2-0 United, because Spurs.

Petrilli: This is just a shameless contrarian grab for more points in case everyone else is wrong. For laughs, I'll say Vertonghen manages a brace. Spurs 2-1

Uncle Menno: Guys. GUYS. It's at Old Trafford, Ade and Benny are still injured, and guess who's the referee? CHRIS FOY. We're fucked. 3-1 United, and Spurs have two wrongfully-disallowed goals.

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