Kickin' It: Poetry, predictions, and the plain to perceive

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Your football news and links for October 18, 2013.

Is it football time yet? Almost! In the meantime, enjoy these tasty morsels of news.

Projecting the Premier League | Cartilage Free Captain

I'll be honest, I'm not entirely sure what the methodology is here, but it certainly passes the eye test. Plus, fun interactive data visualization! As it stands, according to this, Villa have a <5% chance of relegation! Sunderland, on the other hand, are currently at 66%. Schadenfreude is the best freude.

Poetry lessons for everyone reading (read it in meter once you see what this is) | Cartilage Free Captain

Listen, I didn't mean to link CFC twice, but I went over there to see if they had anything interesting on the upcoming Villa match and just found these two things. You really should just bookmark them, as they've got some really great writers over there.

Lambert wants to get rid of Hutton, Sun rises in East | Soccernews

This isn't a particularly great article. You don't even really need to click it. I just love the balls it takes to publish something like this. "Lambert would listen to loan offers for Hutton" (yes, we knew that) and then "here's Hutton's career."

Roy Hodgson: travel agent | Dirty Tackle

Apparently Roy wanted to be a travel agent. The problem was that he only ever recommended trips to Manchester, Liverpool, and London.

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