Season 6 Game 08 (21-24 September)

THE ‘Carlton does laps round the wall of glass’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Alphonso Ribeiro (47), Victoria Pendleton (39) and Liam Gallagher (46).

Barney: Sunderland’s Gooch sends Rochdale to the boundaries. [Lynden Gooch]
Chris: Matt proves Rochdale aren’t ‘Done’.
Howard: West Brom’s Gibbs brushes off Millwall [Kieran Gibbs…damn him]

…is currently missing the hunky next-door neighbour Mr Mojo, who is down in London with his owner Barney “on business”.  The pangs of being apart did not stop him throwing the curse on Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) and, less glamorously, Eden Hazard (Chelsea). Ex-Peterborough man Dwight Gayle is used to the undead though, so he managed to net for his current club Newcastle United.

Exeter City 3 Cheltenham Town 1. 1 nil at Half-time to the Waddon Road outfit. New Cheltenham boss Michael Duff provided a few words of wisdom at the break, but Exeter equalised 45 seconds into the second half, and two more goals followed  to complete the collapse. Recently-fired Gary Johnson presumably looked on with what was definitely not a smug smile. Not at all.

Category-favourite David Goodwillie – twice. It was this kind of stamina that got him into trouble in the first place.

Dundee United’s Pavol Safranko but this was handsomely defeated by Clyde’s Algerian Under-21 Interntational Abdelkarim Belmoktar.

This could only be the ‘combustable’ Marcelo Bielsa, who lost 2-0 at home to previously-winless Birmingham City. It’s enough to make him kick his (lucky!) bucket. No really, he does have one.

Barney – called Bristol Rovers v Coventry City at 3-0 on 45 min – Finished: 3-1 – FAILED!
– called Clyde v Elgin City at 4-1 on 70 min – Finished: 4-1 – FAILED!
– called Solihull Moors v Bromley at 3-0 on 21 min – Finished: 5-0 – TEXTBOOK GUB!

Middlesbrough. Just Middlesbrough. Oh alright then, Middlesbrough v Swansea City. Four shots combined. Boro boss Tony Pulis: “We weren’t as bright and sparkly as we usually are”. There’s Welsh irony for you.

Peterhead to Berwick is Scotland’s longest ‘Where’s Russell’, being a 440 mile road trip taking 8 hrs 34 min, according to Mr G Oogle.

Forfar Athletic v Brechin City – 12 miles between them, making that an Unpleasant Local Derby.

David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
James Tavernier (Rangers)

Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion on loan from Newcastle United)
Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers)
Saido Berahino (Stoke City)
Shaq Coulthirst (Barnet)

Harry Pell (Colchester United)
Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United)
Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon)

Craig Eastmond (Sutton United)
Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion)

Che Adams (Birmingham City) x2
Danny Philliskirk (AFC Fylde)
James Wilson (Aberdeen on loan from Manchester United)
Jonathan Forte (Exeter City)
Matt Done (Rochdale)
Scott Boden (Gateshead) x2