We missed Gameweek 10, and quite frankly we're not that sorry about it as we were too busy enjoying ourselves in the land of ice. Speaking of which, good luck to Iceland in their World Cup play-off against Croatia next week; if they win it will be Iceland's first very time competing in the World Cup. Imagine a hoard of Icelanders on Copacabana beach. Just imagine...

Competition time - Football Manager 2014
This week's article is a special one consequently as we're giving away a copy of Football Manager 2014.

All you have to do in enter our Fantasy Premier League, and, whoever gets the highest number of points for this gameweek, wins a copy of the game. Simple. Note: Not whoever is top of the table overall.

Make sure to enter our league before the cut-off point, which is normally 11am Saturday (9th Nov) morning. Get picking...

Join our Fantasy Premier League - Code 258360-69344

Passion and Scotland fit like hand and glove. Across all forms, from nights at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom being renowned as some of the best crowds bands have ever played to, to the unrivalled atmosphere of an Old Firm derby, the devotion with which the Scots follow their bands and football teams is to be marvelled at. For this, the 10th week of The 405 Prediction League, we spoke to Frightened Rabbit drummer and Hearts fanatic Grant Hutchinson about untrustworthy foreign 'billionaires', losing track of fantasy football teams, and how Arsenal's patience with Wenger might finally pay dividends..

So, you're a Hearts man. Why is this?

It's weird, actually. My Dad has always been a Hibernian fan, making it really strange that me and my older brother ended up supporting their most bitter rivals. It was because of my older brother's allegiance that all three of us went to see Hearts play a lot when I was very young. Of course, like all young football fans, I had my glory hunter phase, and watched the likes of Man United and Rangers, but I came to my senses soon enough.

Things have been.. up and down of late, shall we say.

Hah, you could say that. There's been a lot of financial trouble, interference from 'billionaires' who turned out to not be billionaires at all, and "", all leading to us currently sitting not so pretty on -7 points in the SPL. It's only a few years since our team formed the backbone of the Scottish national side, with players such as Craig Gordon and Steven Pressley, but multiple managers and all our best players came and went after speaking out against the administration running the club, who had too much of an interference with on-the-pitch affairs; it was all a shambles.

As a Portsmouth fan, I can most definitely empathise with this.

Hah yeah exactly, it's almost the same situation. We also won the Scottish Cup in 2011 (Portsmouth won the FA Cup in '08 and were losing finalists in '10), but, as I'm sure you'll agree, every Hearts fan would give up the years of glory in exchange for a financially stable situation at the club now.

Are the rest of Frightened Rabbit big football fans?

They're not, actually. Only Billy follows a team which is Newcastle. He used to follow Rangers, but who knows why it's Newcastle now. Even though there isn't much inter-band rivalry in terms of football, there definitely is when it comes to other Scottish bands we're friends with. A few of the boys in We Were Promised Jetpacks (who are currently supporting FR on their UK tour) are Hibs fans, so that stirs up a bit of banter with myself, and Louis from Admiral Fallow is also a Hibs man, so while there isn't much football chatter within Frightened Rabbit, it's overflowing when it comes to other bands we know.

Is it hard to keep up with football when you're on tour so much?

It is, and mostly when we're outside the UK. When we're on tour, like right now, I try and find pubs to watch any games that are on, but when we're abroad it's usually quite a task. I used to be very into fantasy football, and always checked up on scores to find out how my team was doing, but my standards have slipped from being on tour so much, so I end up very detached from knowing what's going on in the leagues.

Do you follow the Premier League closely despite not having a team in it - or do you have a team?

I follow the league, but can't say I've adopted an English team. I always like to see Arsenal do well, and also it's always great to see the newly promoted teams staying up for a few seasons and giving the league new variety. I'm actually going to my first Premier League game this weekend as it happens. We play London on Friday night (8th Nov) and have a day off on the Saturday, so I'm going to Chelsea v West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

And finally, do you have a tip for the PL title this year?

I was watching this year's transfer deadline day with my housemate all day, and I actually said (when Arsenal signed Mesut Özil) that that signing might just win them the title, and I stand by it. Lots of people are tipping them too now they've had such a good start, but you heard it from my mouth first! I think the club's perseverance with Arsene Wenger is admirable, and the faith they've kept in him looks like it's starting to pay off, and it'll be one of the most deserved title wins if they do manage to keep it up. It'd be great to see Arsenal win something again.

Frightened Rabbit continue their UK and Ireland tour tonight (Oct 8th), playing London's O2 Brixton Academy.

The rules: Three points for an exact scoreline. One point for a correct result. Each act will play twice over the course of the season (think home and away if you prefer to adhere to football vernacular). See the base of the page to see how We Are Scientists performed last week.

Gameweek 11 Predictions:

  • Aston Villa 2-1 Cardiff
  • Chelsea 2-0 West Brom
  • ("Despite the fact that I'm going to the game with a West Brom fan, it's going to have to be Chelsea..")
  • Crystal Palace 0-3 Everton
  • Liverpool 1-1 Fulham
  • Southampton 3-1 Hull
  • Norwich 0-0 West Ham
  • ("This has nil-nil written all over it really, doesn't it..")
  • Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle
  • (Even though it's not what Billy would want me to say...")
  • Sunderland 0-4 Man City
  • Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal
  • Swansea 1-0 Stoke


  • RECAP: Gameweek 9 Predictions - The 405
  • Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-4 Arsenal Score: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal [1]
  • Prediction: Aston Villa 0-2 Everton Score: Aston Villa 3-1 Everton [-]
  • Prediction: Liverpool 4-1 West Brom Score: Liverpool 1-0 West Brom [1]
  • Prediction: Man Utd 3-2 Stoke Score: Man Utd 5-1 Stoke [1]
  • Prediction: Norwich 0-0 Cardiff Score: Norwich 3-1 Cardiff [-]
  • Prediction: Southampton 2-0 Fulham Score: Southampton 3-1 Fulham [1]
  • Prediction: Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle Score: Sunderland 3-4 Newcastle [-]
  • Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Man City Score: Chelsea 2-0 Man City [1]
  • Prediction: Swansea 0-0 West Ham Score: Swansea 1-0 West Ham [-]
  • Prediction: Tottenham 1-0 Hull City Score: Tottenham 2-1 Hull City [1]

Total Points: 6

Join our Fantasy Premier League - Code 258360-69344