Season 3 Game 34 (5-8 Feb)

THE Sexie Oliver Twist’s Never Gonna Give You UpHEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Eddie Izzard (54), and Rick Astley (50), and the anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens (1812).

Note – there may be an alternative title for this, but due to disruptions in the fabric of space/time, this entry disappeared from Barney’s archive, and as such, has had to be cobbled togther reconstructed from the remaining fragments.

THE CATEGORIES

Nothing here due to the excuses above.

Miscellany

Almost as if there needed to be something to pad this out, I recorded (some time ago) that former Gunner, Emmanuel Adebayor on debut gives away free kick on palace debut. Swansea goal from free kick. Shame to see him get off to a bad start.

The Results

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TwoGabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)
Rory McArdle (Bradford City)


OneLee Tomlin (Bristol City, on loan from Bournemouth)

charlton02OneConor McAleny (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)

Arsenal
NilAnother clean sheet- yay!


ThreeJamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Matt Phillips (Queen’s Park Rangers)
Sam Vokes (Burnley)

OVERALL RESULT: YET ANOTHER NARROW WIN FOR LUFFY!

Season 3 Game 33 (29 Jan – 1 Feb)

THE No Jacket Required for patrick bateman’s boogie nights HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Phil Collins(65), Christian Bale(41) and Heather Graham(46).

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
Barney:
“Matt Green saw red as the ref said stop”
Chris: “{Callum}Morris gives Hamilton a minor lead”
Howard: “Yeovil’s goal was straight outta {Jack} Compton”

The Dread Hand Of BarneyThe Dread Hand of Barney
Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) with 6 goals in 7 games – nope, Aidan O’Brien (Millwall) 4 goals in 4 games – nope, Sam Winnall (Barnsley) 6 goals in 7 games – yes! (but playing at Barnsley, he is used to battling against supernatural forces, says Barney)

Pagga!Pagga!
As Barney chose this category, there was nothing to report

Are You My Fag?Are You My Fag?
The well-travelled Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers)

Where's Russell Martin?Where’s Russell Martin?
Tranmere 2 Torquay 1 – 528 mile round trip from sunny Devon to ‘bracing’ Tranmere and all for naught. There’s devotion for you. Or is it stupidity…?

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Barney
– called Wigan Athletic v Port Vale at 2-0 on 41 min – Finished – 3-0 FAILED!
Howard
– called Annan Athletic v Elgin City at 3-0 on 46 min – Finished – 3-2 FAILED!
Chris
– called Aston Villa v Manchester City at 2-0 on 24 min – Finished – 0-4 FAILED!

Youre not a kid anymoreYou’re Not A Kid Anymore
Charlie Walker (Aldershot) is a maybe. Jamie Insall (East Fife) is a definite. 

Miscellany

A Make Ya Ma Proud moment for Luton Town’s Alan Sheehan who scored an own goal on his debut that clinched the win for Notts County. Sheehan was on loan for County the season before. Old habits die hard and all that.

Woking’s Scott Griffiths scored an own goal on his debut in the 2-2 draw with Barrow. Not the way to endear yourself to the faithful.

The Results

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FiveBen Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) x2
Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons)
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers)
Ross Barkley (Everton)


NineAlan Sheehan (Notts County, on loan from Bradford City) – og
George Thorne (Derby County)
Kenneth McEvoy (York City)
Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) – x2 (AND counting double)
Scott Griffiths (Woking, on loan from Luton Town) og
Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds United)

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OneKadell Daniel (Welling United)

Arsenal
NilAnother clean sheet – yay!


EightHarry Bunn (Huddersfield Town)
Jon Stead (Notts County)
Kingsley James (Halifax Town)
Sam Vokes (Burnley)
Scott Boden (Newport County) x2
Shaun Miller (Morecambe)
Steve Davies (Bradford City)

OVERALL RESULT: A WIN FOR THE POSH – IF ONLY BERAHINO COULD’VE STAYED ON STRIKE, SAYS BARNEY