THE ‘Agent J. In Traffic on Sesame Street’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Will Smith (48), Catherine Zeta Jones (47) and it would’ve been the mighty Jim Henson’s 80th on the 24th.
The Dread Hand of Barney
Was nonplussed that the newsagent down the road didn’t stock Dixon’s Yorkshire Mixture and made its dismayed way back to its house just in time to accurse Queen Of The South’s Stephen Dobbie and Carlisle’s Charlie Wyke, but failed to complete the clean sweep, as Millwall’s Aiden O’ Brien netted.
Local Boy Makes Good
Quite a few good candidates for this here category, Invercally’s Lousana Doumbouya and Stenhousmuir’s Willis Furtado spring to mind. But the winner in terms of Distance has to be Walsall’s Simeon Jackson. Born in Kingston, Jamaica. Plays his international football for Canada. Hmm.
Barney – called Guiseley 1-2 Macclesfield called at 0-1 on 14 min – Finished – FAILED!
Howard – called Raith 3-2 Dumbarton called at 3-0 on 41 min – Finished – FAILED!
Chris – [no record of any prediction here, soooooooo….] – FAILED!
Sam Allardyce’s indiscretions have saved us from the probable appointment of Southend’s Phil Brown as his assistant. The players’ favourite at Hull demonstrated all his powers of half-time motivation on Saturday after his Shrimpers’ teamtalk at Northampton saw a goal-less first 45 minutes become a 4-0 reverse. Halftime Churchill par-excellence and his post-game tirade against his charges easily qualified for a Fresh Hell. At least he didn’t conduct this chat on the pitch…
This week’s shirt sponsor is Coventry City’s Allsopp & Allsopp, the upmarket expat estate agency with offices in Dubai and more glamourously, Leamington Spa. They’ve re-upped their sponsorship deal with the Sky Blues earlier this year and will now be sponsoring the away shirts too. Director Carl Allsopp:
“We are delighted to expand our support in having our company logo on the away shirt for first time. The design itself is really eye catching, it actually reminds of my favourite Italian football team, AC Milan.
“The colour red in China symbolises good fortune and joy – we hope that this is the case for the season ahead.”
Alas, Coventry are stone last in League One, are playing in a stadium which isn’t really built for football, that they couldn’t afford and so no longer own and which they’ve never sold out.
The place for goals was in the Scottish Cup. Best of all was East kilbride’s Wet Wyngarde (9-1) of Vale of Leithen. In addition, we also had Inverness 0-6 Buckie Thistle and Beith 6-0 Strathspey Thistle. Note: those are not attendance figures.
John-Joe O’Toole (Northampton Town)
Jon Stead (Notts County)
Jonathan Forte (Notts County)
Kyel Reid (Coventry City)
Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon on loan from Scunthorpe United)
Otis Khan (Yeovil Town)
Shaun Miller (Carlisle United)