The Simon Mayo-baiting, inaccurate crossing Prem Previews
Hang on, whatÃ¢ÂÂs this? A keyboard? WhatÃ¢ÂÂs that then?
Yes, after a break from blogging long enough for some 30-odd games to go largely unpredicted, your weekly diversion from the real world into rambling nonsense returns, as we take a look at the coming Premier League fixtures.
A quick 2011 prediction: no more than four Premier League managers will still be at their current clubs by the end of this calendar year (Pulis, Martinez, Coyle, Wenger). Serious. Go on, get your betslips out.
Chelsea v Blackburn (3pm, Absolute Radio)
This was going to be a useful prediction but seeing as the office banter has descended into an occasionally vitriolic debate on the merits of El-Hadji Diouf after his most recent controversy, and specifically the evidence against him or lack thereof, itÃ¢ÂÂs hard to get that out of the collective head. At least we all agree heÃ¢ÂÂs a jeb-end, anyway.
ThatÃ¢ÂÂs as much as youÃ¢ÂÂre getting, Blackburn fans.
Chelsea will revert to type after demolishing Ipswich with a changed line-up, and ubiquitous Ashley Cole will almost certainly add another 90 to his current record of having played every minute this league season. He does get about, that boy.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Diouf to sign for Chelsea in a part-exchange deal with Didier Drogba
What will happen: Mark Bunn to continue to deputise, and possibly impress, as Paul Robinson sits out with a groin strain. Nevertheless, home win
Manchester City v Wolves (3pm, 5 Live Radio)
Overheard in the 5 Live commissioning studios: Ã¢ÂÂOoh, weÃ¢ÂÂve got a 3pm kick-off Ã¢ÂÂ WHO ARE MAN CITY PLAYING?Ã¢ÂÂ
West Brom-Blackpool, Wigan-Fulham and Chelsea-Blackburn all have potential to be better games than this inevitable home victory, but 5 Live is pleasing the moneymen by radio-ising this fixture. Well done, Absolute Radio, anyway.
CityÃ¢ÂÂs nightclub bouncer Ã¢ÂÂone in, one outÃ¢ÂÂ policy means Edin Dzeko joins the club just as Mario Balotelli gets himself crocked, perhaps thwacking his giant head against a low beam.
According to Roberto Mancini, BalotelliÃ¢ÂÂs fitness alone will determine whether Manu Adebayor leaves the club, which, while being a blow to the confidence, provides a dangling carrot for Adebayor. Expect an assassination attempt against Super Mario soon.
Dzeko, at least, has already made himself popular with the Sky Blues fans (sorry, apparently itÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂLazer BlueÃ¢ÂÂ) by stating that more folk in Manchester support City than United, which is basically true. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs not so much taunting as it is a statement of fact.
In the BosnianÃ¢ÂÂs next interview, heÃ¢ÂÂll announce to the world that United have been faring a touch better than their rivals in recent years but City have a bit of money behind them now.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Dzeko goes the whole hog and wees on a portrait of Sir Matt Busby
What will happen: Earth-shatteringly dull home victory
Stoke v Bolton (3pm)
Back in the day Ã¢ÂÂ ie last season Ã¢ÂÂ this would be a horrible fixture, but not so much now. Bolton have been playing like Barcelona only can in their dreams (if their own fans are to be believed) and Stoke are showing considerable ambition in trying to recruit Demba Ba to improve their attacking prowess.
A cynic might say Ba is a bit too exciting a player to go to the Potteries. An optimist realises his name would provide tabloid newspapers with a veritable field day.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Stoke land Beckham on a one-match loan, only for the former England captain to sprain his ankle stepping off the London-to-Potteries train
What will happen: A mostly full-strength Stoke side, missing only Mamady Sidibe through a calf injury, match freewheelinÃ¢ÂÂ Bolton and their four subs blow for blow Ã¢ÂÂ score draw
West Brom v Blackpool (3pm)
With Peter Odem-chicken-wingie and Ã¢ÂÂCall MeÃ¢ÂÂ Ishmael Miller both doubtful, Simon Cox will have a chance to score his first league goal this season for the Baggies. Apparently heÃ¢ÂÂs a cousin of someone we know. Possibly.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs some 46 years since Blackpool won at West Brom, but theyÃ¢ÂÂll be knackered after giving it their all to beat Liverpool. Few people would argue it wasnÃ¢ÂÂt worth the effort, but it does mean they might struggle here.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Boaz Myhill to find graffiti on his locker saying, Ã¢ÂÂTHERE CAN BE ONLY ONEÃ¢ÂÂ as Scott Carson cackles insanely in the background
What will happen: West BromÃ¢ÂÂs lack of cover upfront to show as they fail to finish off a tired Blackpool
Wigan v Fulham (3pm)
The Latics will be pleased by the news that Franco di Santo and Charles NÃ¢ÂÂZogbia are back from injury and suspension respectively, although the highly useful Tom Cleverly joins Victor Moses and James McCarthy on the sidelines.
They may also be pleased to hear that Fulham havenÃ¢ÂÂt won at Wigan since September 1992, when Roberto Martinez was in his first season playing professional football.
Sadly, Mauro Boselli has proven himself to be a waste of money for Wigan. Their record signing at ÃÂ£6m, he finds himself shipped out on loan just months into his new start, slipping in the pecking order behind the likes of, well, Franco di Santo.
This is why you should not sign strikers directly from South American clubs. Oh, they can all whack them in for Estudiantes, but if theyÃ¢ÂÂve not played in a top European competition before then they canÃ¢ÂÂt do shit (see also strikers signed from the Dutch league). If you played Football Manager, Martinez, youÃ¢ÂÂd know this.
And talking of surprising strikers, but in a slightly more positive way, Moussa Dembele should return for Fulham after eight weeks out.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: An accurate prediction of a Wigan game, ever
What will happen: Typically, Boselli to find his scoring boots in Serie A and stay there. Home win here
West Ham v Arsenal (5.30pm, ESPN & ESPN HD, TalkSPORT Radio)
TheyÃ¢ÂÂre a funny old team, Ipswich. You could argue theyÃ¢ÂÂre a barometer of Big Four form in the Premier League. If you can set one mutual opposition as a marker for how two teams are performing, what to make of Arsenal going down 1-0 to the Tractor Boys in a semi-final first leg after Chelsea demolish the same lot 7-0 three days previously?
Obviously, this would tell you Chelsea are in fine form, while WengerÃ¢ÂÂs boys are struggling. But Arsenal got the better of the Blues just after Christmas, and have every reason to feel confident of keeping up the pace on the top two in this game against the Hammers.
You do wonder whether Wenger is ignoring the need for a world-class Ã¢ÂÂkeeper through stubbornness or genuine myopia, though. If he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt sign Given, or a similarly talented and available no1, in this transfer window heÃ¢ÂÂs not doing his side any favours.
New loan signing Wayne Bridge may do West Ham a few favours, though, as heÃ¢ÂÂs expected to start. Expect him to work on that 0% cross success rate from last season.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Bridge to land a cross on a team-mateÃ¢ÂÂs head, ever
What will happen: Arsenal get their revenge on unhappy Hammers
Birmingham v Aston Villa (12pm, Sky Sports 1 & HD1, TalkSPORT Radio
WhyÃ¢ÂÂs this televised ahead of Sunderland-Newcastle then? High-flying Sunderland vs Crazy-Arse Newcastle or underachieving Birmingham vs underachieving Villa in a not-even-relegation-battle-because-theyÃ¢ÂÂll-both-be-fine tussle?
Oh well. This game should be a Ã¢ÂÂcrackerÃ¢ÂÂ, with both teams Ã¢ÂÂimpressingÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂputting on a showÃ¢ÂÂ. The result will be Ã¢ÂÂ3-3Ã¢ÂÂ.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Villa to miss the suspended Heskey
What will happen: Villa to miss the suspended Ashley Young. Birmingham win
Sunderland v Newcastle (12pm)
This isnÃ¢ÂÂt even on radio? For flipÃ¢ÂÂs sake...
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Shola Ameobi to rack up the goals despite dirty looks from the jealous and on-looking Andy Carroll
What will happen: This blog to let down fans from a northeasterly direction by failing to make up for the lack of coverage by at least giving a bit of a preview. Sorry. Will a prediction of a draw to please both sides be enough of an apology?
Liverpool v Everton (2.05pm, Sky Sports 1 & HD1, TalkSPORT Radio)
ItÃ¢ÂÂs a big match-up for King Kenny in his first home game since his resurrection. It wonÃ¢ÂÂt be an easy one, especially as heÃ¢ÂÂll insist on sitting in the Kop End while Sammy Lee takes charge of proceedings.
Many managers would be under pressure, but Dalglish could get away with literal murder and still be loved in Liverpool, providing it wasnÃ¢ÂÂt the ghost of Bill Shankly he laid to rest (presumably summoning the spirit first just so he could exorcise it and kill it again...sorry, havenÃ¢ÂÂt really thought this one through).
Lose this and the fans can, and will, blame Hodgson for leaving the team in tatters. Win and Dalglish will be proclaimed as the new Jesus Christ (even more so). No Carra or Gerra, though.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Steven Pienaar to join Bolton, although it would be good to see them challenging the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham for his signature
What will happen: Everton break bleeding Red hearts with a late equaliser
Spurs v Manchester United (4.10pm, Sky Sports 1 & HD1, 5 Live Radio)
Beckham. Beckham? Beckham Beckham Beckham Beckham. Beckham.
Tottenham still havenÃ¢ÂÂt beaten the Red Devils since 2001, and will rely upon attack rather than defence to break them down this time. Wilson Palacios holding in midfield (albeit not particularly well) should allow Luka Modric to play higher up the pitch, rather than ineffectually attempting to surge forward from deep.
Both Mark Lawrenson and celebrity pundit Simon Mayo predict Spurs to break UnitedÃ¢ÂÂs unbeaten run in the league, so this blog is stubbornly going to predict an away win. So there.
What wonÃ¢ÂÂt happen: Ickle Jonny Evans keeps a fresh Nemanja Vidic out of the team, prompting riots of such indescribable scale that not just one but all future Northern Ireland v Serbia games are forced to be played behind closed doors
What will happen: Genuinely an away win, perhaps with more controversy as Nani scoops the ball up from the centre circle with his hands and runs into the Spurs net. Referee Mike Dean does not see this...