Game 47 Season 2 (1-4 May)

THE ‘FEAR OF WITHNAIL’S TOAST’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Lily Allen – (30) [cause to celebrate?!?], Withnail & I director Bruce Robinson (69)….ooer… and Matt Berry (41) who was indeed the Toast of London.

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
Now this is more like it………

“A Duff tackle from Michael” (Chris, as Michael Duff gets sent off for Burnley)
“He’s scored ‘Ogen'” (Howard)…last week’s almost-Local Boy Makes Good, Junior Ogen appears to be something of a beast in front of goal…
Barney: ‘Raven makes his boss go mad’. SImon Raven, presumably… Not Mike, the ex-DJ and star of “Crucible of Terror” and “Lust For A Vampire”

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) – NO
Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) – TICK!
Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) – NO

Known To The AuthoritiesKnown To The Authorities
Nothing. Like those witnesses who disappear….who was it…Raheem X who plays for Liv******? (Censored due to high-priced legal intervention)

Are You My Fag?Are You My Fag?
No. Now get back in the Commons…

Claridge ClockClaridge Clock
Veteran Jamie Cureton (described as “playing when his strike partner wasnt even born yet”) – 18 clubs

Darwinism In ActionDarwinism In Action
Not much action this week,though…

Born into BurberryBorn In Burberry
Nuffink bruv.

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Weirdly, nothing listed, which I can only count as an omission (Barney was er… tired and emotional)

Miscellany

The cupboard is bare again this week. We need more ‘A’ Trialists!

The Results

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NineChris Lines (Bristol Rovers, on loan from Port Vale)
Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons)
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) x2
Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United)
Jordan Spence (Milton Keynes Dons) – og
Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City)
Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers)
Tom Soares (Bury)


FiveAlex Pritchard (Brentford)
Kieran Agard (Bristol City) x2
Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United)
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle)

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ThreeHarry Arter (Bournemouth)
Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City)
Tom Soares (Bury)


ThreeJay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) x2
Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers, on loan from Brentford)


NineAndy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) – og
Billy Clarke (Bradford City)
Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic)
John Egan (Gillingham)
Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town)
Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley)
Stephen Quinn (Hull City)

OVERALL RESULT: SPOILS SHARED BETWEEN THE SHEFFIELD CLUBS THIS WEEK. A CITY IS IN MOURNING!

Game 46 Season 2 (24-27 Apr)

THE BRIDGET JONES AND KEN BARLOW AT MOE’S HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Renee Zellwegger, a name with a surprsingly low Scrabble score (46), William ‘guilty’* Roache (83), and voice of Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons (51).

Legal Note – * = “allegedly”

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
Nothing here, which is just not remotely believable. I will obviously need to rectify this in the future, but in the meanwhilst er…one on the spot….errrr ‘A Lowe blow for AFC Wimbledon’ (as Ryan Lowe scores to put Bury 2-0 up)

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
Tom Bradshaw (Walsall)
Lewid Grabban (Norwich City)
Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic)
The Dread Hand of Barney Strikes Again – ALL ‘NO’s

Make Ya Ma ProudMake Ya Ma Proud
Not sure if this fits here, but…
Alfreton Town needed to beat promoted Bristol Rovers to stay up. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand……. died like dogs, getting a 7-0 Wham!

Local Boy Makes GoodLocal Boy Makes Good
Ogen Bah Ndanjong (Rangers) should be, but further research notes that he was actually born in Scotland. Also known as Junior Ogen.

Glenn & ChrisDiamond Lights
Ooh Diamond…lights… er no. Just no.

UNPLEASANT LOCAL DERBYUnpleasant Local Derby
Nothing too offensive this week. Well, except for Stoke City and the accurséd Swansea City being in the top half of the Premiership table, and not ground into dust, as they would in a no doubt fairer and just world*.

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Bit of an odd one this – only recorded entry is “Burton 2-0 at Northampton on 30 min”. Who and what, where and why, are still a mystery. In any event, it finished 3-1 so “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” to whoever, unless it was me, in which case “Unlucky, son”!

Law FirmLaw Firm
Nothing really here, Lloyd Dyer being the closest. Looking back, this now seems a bit unlikely as this category is almost as commonplace as “Two First Names”

Miscellany

Nothing (there was to a be a short bit mocking Alfreton Town, but this was covered earlier…oh well…

The Results

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SixBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Connor Wickham (Sunderland)
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town)
Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United)
Ryan Lowe (Bury)
Tom Soares (Bury)


EightDanny Swanson (St Johnstone, on loan from Coventry City)
David Ball (Fleetwood Town)
Dean Keates (Wrexham)
Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) – goal counting double against old club
Kieran Agard (Bristol City) x2
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle)
Scott Rendell (Woking)

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ThreeDean Parrett (Stevenage)
Michael Turner (Fulham, on loan from Norwich City)
Tom Soares (Bury)


OneBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


SixChris Porter (Colchester United)
Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United)
Jon Stead (Bradford City, on loan from Huddersfield Town)
Kingsley James (Chester)
Michael Brown (Port Vale)
Nicky Law (Rangers)

OVERALL RESULT: BARNEY’S POSH SIDE BACK TO WINNING WAYS!

Game 45 Season 2 (17-20 Apr)

THE ‘SHARK TRANSFORMS INTO DR. WHO’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of James Woods (68), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (28) and David Tennant (44).

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
“Mint strike from [Simon] Murray” (Arbroath)
“[Tony] Watt makes things brighter for Charlton”
“Nahki [Wells] pi**es off Derby” (Neil)

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
Barry Corr (Southend United) – NO
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – YES, WORSE LUCK!
Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) – NO

And stay out!,,,And Stay Out!
Jordan Chapell (Sheffield United – Torquay United – Grimsby Town)
Adam Rooney (Macclesfield Town – Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Birmingham City – Aberdeen)

Fresh HellFresh Hell
Accrington Stanley captain Nicky Hunt gets into his managers’ good books by getting sent off for violent conduct on TWO MINUTES!

It Dont Mean NuthinIt Don’t Mean Nuthin’
Nuthin’ indeed

Darwinism In ActionDarwinism In Action
Not in evidence this week

Bendtner!Bendtner!
Kelly Youga (Crawley Town) – first goal in 4 years
Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) – first goal in 3 years

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Barney
– called Milton Keynes Dons v Leyton Orient at 3-0 on 37min – Finished 6-1 – GUB!!
Howard
– called Blackpool v Fulham at 0-1 on 45min – Finished, would you believe, 0-1?! – FAILED!
Chris
– called Luton Town v Hartlepool United at 2-0 on 14 min – Finished 3-0 – FAILED!

Miscellany

Nothing

The Results

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SixBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jon Shaw (Gateshead)
Luke Foster (Southport)
Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) x2
Ryan Lowe (Bury)


ThreeAlex Pritchard (Brentford)
Jaanai Gordon (Nuneaton Town, on loan from West Ham United)
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town)

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SixDale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Darren Ward (Crawley Town, on loan from Swindon Town)
Kelly Youga (Crawley Town)
Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town)
Simon Walton (Stevenage)
Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth)


ThreeBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest)
Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient)


SixBilly Clarke (Bradford City) – counting double against old club
Billy Paynter (Carlisle United)
Chris Porter (Colchester United)
Jordan Chappell (Grimsby Town, on loan from Torquay United)
Simon Walton (Stevenage)

OVERALL RESULT: A THREE-WAY TIE. HALF A POINT APIECE FOR THE BLADES, CHARLTON AND WEDNESDAY!

Game 44 Season 2 – (10-13 Apr)

THE ‘CARRIE MATHESON’S ROAD RAGE IN TOP GEAR’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Claire Danes (36), Cerys (not a patch on Sleeper) Matthews (46) and The Clarkson Beast (55)

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
Sam earned his ‘Corne’ for Welling (Barney). I find it difficult to believe no-one else had one here, but there you go.

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
Joe Garner (Preston North End) – NO
Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – NO
Declan McManus (Greenock Morton) – TICK!

Day Trip To BrightonDay Trip To Brighton
No-one fancying a gay old time

Reverse ChurchillReverse Churchill
The half-time score – Ayr United 2 Peterhead 1.
The full time score – Ayr United 2 Peterhead 4.
Inspirational!

Are You My Fag?Are You My Fag?
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
You could be in the cabinet with a name like that..

Where's Russell Martin?Where’s Russell Martin?
Morecambe 3-1 Portsmouth. That’s a long way back… 298 miles!

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Barney
– called Barnet v Halifax Town at 3-0 on 65 min – Finished 3-0 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Sunderland v Crystal Palace at 0-2 on 50min – Finished 1-4 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Millwall v Watford at 0-2 on 60 min- Finished 0-2 – FAILED!

Law FirmLaw Firm
Shooting fish in a barrel…

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) / Zander Diamond (sounds more like a David Bowie persona-Northampton Town) / Jordon Brown (Peterhead) / Durrell Berry (Cheltenham)-?check

Miscellany

Ben Clark – Gateshead captain. Yellow card for highly-dubious tackle. Moaning about it to the ref gets a red. That’s the right example for your team-mates!

The Results

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FiveBarry Corr (Southend United)
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Connor Wickham (Sunderland)
Ryan Lowe (Bury)
Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town on loan from Crewe Alexandra)


SixAlex Pritchard (Brentford)
Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage)
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough)
Scott Rendell (Woking)
Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town)

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FiveDarren Bent (Derby County, on loan from Aston Villa)
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)
Simon Walton (Stevenage)
Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth)


ThreeBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
Jermaine Pennant (Wigan Athletic)


Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient)
Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) – x2 (counting double against old club) – 4
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle, on loan from Scunthorpe United) x2
Nicky Law (Rangers)x2
Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley)
Simon Walton (Stevenage)

OVERALL RESULT: A MASSIVE WIN FOR THE BLADES!

Game 43 Season 2 (3-6 Apr)

THE ‘GAZ WILKINSON BLEEDING LOVE FOR 48 HOURS’HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the Easter weekend birthdays of Will Mellor 36, Leona ‘bleeding’ Lewis (30) and Eddie Murphy (54)

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
‘A mint Strike from Murray’ (Chris) – Simon Murray for Arbroath against Annan Athletic
‘It’s “Akinde” of magic from Barnet’ (Howard) – John Akinde scores for Barnet against Nuneaton Town
And….
Sergiu Bus scored 86th minute goal for Sheffield Wednesday at Huddersfield Town – “He could be the last bus!” (Jeff ‘Wiggy’ Stelling). Sadly, this lead lasted three minutes…

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
Will Grigg (Milton Keynes Dons) – two ticks!
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) – NO
Joe Pigott (Southend United) – NO

Cavendish To WiggyCavendish To Wiggy
Thwarted due to pub’s insistence on having music and no sound. Philistines!

Local Boy Makes GoodLocal Boy Makes Good
Tendayi-Darikwa (Chesterfield)

Fresh HellFresh Hell
To quote Barn: “John Still, genuine Cockney, spitting pearls” (Luton Town fight back from 2-0 down to win 2-3)

And Tony Pulis (most weeks, usually) whose West Bromwich Albion went down 4-1 at home to Queen’s Park Rangers in a relegation six-pointer

Claridge ClockClaridge Clock
Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) – 11 clubs at only age 25. They must LOVE him…

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Barney
– called Forest Green v Chester at 0-3 on 23min  – Finished – 1-4 FAILED!
Howard
– called West Bromwich Albion v Queen’s Park Rangers on 43min at 0-3 – Finished 1-4 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Wrexham v Alfreton Town at 3-0 on 40min – Finished 4-0 – FAILED!

Youre not a kid anymoreYou’re Not A Kid Anymore
Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) – And you are how old…?

Miscellany

Morecambe v Accrington Stanley – a true unpleasant local derby lived up to its name – sideline Pagga and deserved red card apiece for either side.

Blackpool relegated with 6 games left –  the first club in Britain to be relegated this season. Well done!

The Results

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EightBarry Corr (Southend United)
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – og
Kenwyne Jones (Bournemouth, on loan from Cardiff City)
Luke Varney (Ipswich Town, on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Richard Wood (Crawley Town, on loan from Rotherham United)
Tom Soares (Bury)
Tony McMahon (Bradford City, on loan from Blackpool)


SixCharlie Lee (Stevenage)
David Ball x2 (Fleetwood Town)
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Scott Rendell (Woking)
Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town)

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NineDarren Bent x2 (Derby County, on loan from Aston Villa) – one each in the two games in this period
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Josh Wright (Leyton Orient)
Luke Varney (Ipswich Town, on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers)
Richard Wood (Crawley Town, on loan from Rotherham United)
Tom Soares (Bury)
Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth)


TwoBenik Afobe x2 (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – one each in the two games in this period


NineBilly Clarke (Bradford City)
Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – og
Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient)
David Cotterill (Birmingham City)
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
Paul Gallagher (Preston North End)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley)
Tony McMahon (Bradford City, on loan from Blackpool)

OVERALL RESULT: DEAD-HEAT BETWEEN UNITED AND CHARLTON WITH A MIGHTY NINE!