Season 6 Game 24 (1-3 January 2019)

THE ‘Superman Returns the PHOTOGRAPHS OF Jerry MaguirE’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the birthdays of Kate Bosworth (36), David Bailey (81), and Cuba Gooding Jr. (51).

A slimmed down version, due to the lack of notes and the general backlog. Mainly this one is a results-only edition with a few odd bits added.

Howard: Boreham Wood’s Ash makes things ‘Knotty’ for Barnet [Bradley Ash, that is]

Barney – called Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur at 0-3, possibly on 26 min – Finished: 3-0 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale at 3-0 on 34 min – Finished: 5-0 – GUBBED!
Chris
– called Milton Keynes Dons v Cambridge United at 3-0 on 34 min – Finished: 6-0 – GUBBED!

Jake Livermore, who had his red card from the previous game rescinded, got himself sent off today. This prompted a sudden outbreak of pride in the Livermore household.

Caolan Lavery (Bury on loan from Sheffield United)
Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest)
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town)
Reda Johnson (Eastleigh)


Jonathan Edwards (Halifax Town)
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City)
Kieran Agard (Milton Keynes Dons) x2
Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon)

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Callum Harriott (Reading)
Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) x2
Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town)
Michael Smith (Rotherham United)

Arsenal
Chuks Aneke (Milton Keynes Dons)
Luke Freeman (Queen’s Park Rangers)


Che Adams (Birmingham City)
Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra)
Jay O’Shea (Bury) x2
Jonathan Forte (Exeter City)
Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic)


THE BLADES AND THE ADDICKS SHARE THE POINT!


SPARE SOME CHANGE GUV!

Season 6 Game 23 (28-31 December 2018)

THE ‘When the Evil Woman hits the 3 pointer Anything Could Happen’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Jeff Lynne (71), LeBron James (sadly, no relation to Sid, 34) and Ellie Goulding (32).


Barney: ‘Has Ron’don’ for Watford?’ [Newcastle United’s Salomon Rondon] and, when Willy Boly scored for Wolves at Tottingham: “Ooh me Boly!”
Chris: [nothing recorded here, lost in the mists of Barney’s reviewing trousers]
Howard: ‘It’s Gillingham who are saying Nay Nay as Mr Wilks scores [Mallik Wilks, that is]’

Mansfield Town’s Tyler Walker (no, he’s not a Law Firm!), Son Heung-Min at Tottingham Hotspur and the veteran (it’s ok, he’s had a good life) Stephen Dobbie at Queen Of South, all up against the same old before the new year…

…and the results show a clean sweep for The Haaaaaaaand!

No punch-ups recorded. Season of goodwill and all that. Maybe.

Nah mate…what is it, somefink in Zone 8?

Extensive trawling reveals just the one (‘Mrs Wembley’) – John Akinde of Lincoln City. Fourteen different clubs so far, and still only 29.

Just as I was, like Glenn and Chris, wondering whether I would get a hit, up popped Chris Wood (founding member of Traffic….or Burnley target man….you decide) to save the day.

It’s certainly unpleasant, but sadly Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers is not a Derby. Predictably though, it ended 0-0. I think we managed to find a real one though, in the lower reaches of League Two – Port Vale v Oldham Athletic. Turns out to be a bit further than I thought – 43.7 miles between grounds, and via the more direct road route, but I think it’s close enough (there is no set distance in the rules).

Barney – called Ebbsfleet United v Eastleigh at 3-0 on 56 min – Finished: 3-0 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Rochdale v Bradford City at 0-3 on 68 min – Finished: 0-4 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Barnsley v Charlton Athletic at 2-0 on 32 min – Finished: 2-1 – FAILED!

A Lubbock for Lossiemouth? Yes, it’s all true. Aiming to avenge their 7-0 home whamming by Fraserburgh, the Coasters er….didn’t. It was, as they say at the Ministry for Brexit, a complete failure. Five goals in each half, and the away side didn’t manage a shot on target until the 87th minute. Interestingly, the Lossiemouth twitter feed has no tweets about the ‘game du jour’, the next one being an upbeat message wishing everyone a happy new year. Well, at least they didn’t dwell on it. NOTE: Try and find the attendance figure – go on, I dare you. Several hours of futility!

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) scored against old club-counts double
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United)
Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town)


Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers)
Harry Beautyman (Sutton United)
Jack Marriott (Derby County)
Junior Morias (Northampton Town)
Luke James (Hartlepool United)
Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City)
Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall)
Shaq Coulthirst (Barnet)

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Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town)

ArsenalChuks Aneke (Milton Keynes Dons)


Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra)
James Wilson (Aberdeen, on loan from Manchester United)
Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town)
Scott Boden (Gateshead)


DESPITE CHRIS BRUNT’S BEST EFFORTS, IT’S STILL A BIG WIN FOR THE POSH!

Season 6 Game 22 (Boxing Day & 27 December 2018)

THE ‘NO ANGEL, FOR OPENERS’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Dido (47?!), Marcus Trescothick (43) and Alastair Cook (36).


Barney: ‘Son of a gun, the Korean’s scored again’ {Heung Son-Min}
Chris: [re: the Pagga at Hungerford Town v Oxford City] ‘Let’s hope it’s not a massacre’
Howard: ‘that red card for Hamilton Academical is just what Shaun did not Want’

This week’s victims were Kenny Miller (Dundee), Che Adams (Birmingham City) and Ivan Toney (Peterborough United), who all blanked. Clearly, the Christmas Holidays haven’t started for our supernatural terror…

Nothing was listed in Barney’s Holy Book (no, not THAT one), so I’m not going to go looking.

Always a difficult one to get, and this time, even looking out from the i360, nothing could still be found.

Barney had noted Connor
Lemonheigh-Evans at Torquay United. but this as a National League South fixture, is clearly outside of our jurisdiction.

So, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis of Bristol Rovers had to break double Latin to come to the rescue and bash the oiks.

Nothing listed in Barney’s Dead Sea Scrolls…

Best I could manage was Bournemouth’s unrewarding away trip to see them get gubbed by Tottingham. 119 miles each way or a total of 4 hrs 40 minutes travel time.

Barney – called Millwall v Reading at 1-0 on 12 min after the visitors were reduced to 10 men as early as the 9th minute. Even though Reading ended the game with 9 men, the score still remained the same – Finished: 1-0 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Liverpool v Newcastle United at 1-0 on 20 min, in a bid to screw up their title ambitions – Finished: 4-0 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Burnley v Everton at 0-3 on 30 min – Finished : 1-5 – FAILED!

Barney noted two ‘It Don’t Mean Nuthin’s – firstly there was Riyad Mahrez’s triumphant return to the King Power Stadium as his new Manchester City side went down to a shock 2-1 defeat.
Plus, a slightly more successful return to his old club Middlesbrough, by Sheffield Wednesday’s Adam Reach, who scored the only goal of the game.

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland)
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United)
Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City)
Leon Clarke (Sheffield United)
Stevie May (Aberdeen)


Harry Anderson (Lincoln City)
Omar Bogle (Birmingham City on loan from Cardiff City)
Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town on loan from Port Vale)

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Scott Sinclair (Celtic) x3
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers)
Tony Watt (St Johnstone)

Arsenal
Chuks Aneke (Milton Keynes Dons)


Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra)
CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town)
Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town)
Jay O’Shea (Bury)


IT’S AN OWLS-ADDICKS DEAD-HEAT!


SPARE SOME CHANGE, GUV, CLICK THE LINK

Season 6 Game 21 (21 Dec – Xmas Eve)

THE ‘Are you smarter than voldemort or joe le taxi’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Noel Edmonds (70), Ralph Fiennes (56) and Vanessa Paradis (46!!).


There are certain gaps in the notes for this week, one of which is this section. Well, you know the usual punishment….
“[Teemu] Pukki’s late goal for Norwich City makes Blackburn Rovers sick”

This week Grapple Fans, it’s The Dread Hand of Barney v Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Sam Cosgrove (Aberdeen) and Alfie Rutherford (Havant and Waterlooville). It was two falls and one submission – (Cosgrove scored twice…he’ll learn!).

Here’s a possible – Plymouth Argyle v Accrington Stanley. Nil-nil in a fairly even game. Cue the half rousing team talk…and er, a three-nil home defeat.

Only one found  – old faithful David Goodwillie of Clyde – Assault (two occasions) plus a civil case that judged him a rapist (LINK)

You might think that with it being the middle of winter and transport links being stretched, that there would be plenty of derbies to help people out a bit. Not a bit of it. I managed to find Macclesfield v Port Vale, but no others. It ended goalless, to add to the sheer hell of it all.

I think this was also chosen last time, and it blanked then, so it would have been nice to have gotten something to put here. Sadly not.

ALL – Nothing recorded!

Quite a few with old school first names, so we’ll have to go with old school forename + surname combinations such as George Friend of Middlesbrough, Harry Clifton and Harry Davis of Grimsby Town and Harrry Anderson of Lincoln City. They will soon be telling us that it was all fields round ‘ere and that Policemen are all getting younger…

A blank, as the Misc section is on its’ Xmas break. In Solihull.

Caolan Lavery (Bury on loan from Sheffield United)
Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall)
Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City)
Michael Morrison (Birmingham City)
Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde)
Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe)


Carl Piergianni (Salford City)
Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion on loan from Newcastle United) x3
Harry Anderson (Lincoln City)
Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon)
Saido Berahino (Stoke City)

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Martyn Waghorn (Derby County)
Michael Morrison (Birmingham City)

Arsenal
Craig Eastmond (Sutton United)
Theo Walcott (Everton)


Ben Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers)
Che Adams (Birmingham City)
David Brooks (Bournemouth) x2
Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town) x2


A NARROW POSH WIN!

Season 6 Game 20 (14-17 Dec)

THE ‘Kevin Webster and a High Schooler? Call The Midwife’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Michael le Vell (real name Michael Turner, 54), Vanessa Hudgens (whoever she is, 30) and Miranda Hart (46)


Barney: Broadfoot kicks Dundee’s ass with Killie’s opener? [was this Americanism a placeholder?]
Chris: [Nothing recovered for this week]
Howard: [Ditto, but the punishment for this is to get one made up on the spot, so, er “[Gareth] Barry has scored for West Brom. And why not!” There. Now don’t do it again.

It’s Jay Rodriguez at West Bromwich Albion, Tyler ‘son of Des’ Walker at Mansfield Town and Kevin Nisbet at Raith Rovers hoping for some festive mercy…

Well, Nisbet scored, but this was probably as elemental forces were unleashed against Mansfield Town, causing the match to be abandoned at half-time. Rodriguez also blanked, almost certainly from fear…

Naby Sarr sent off 39 seconds into his debut for Charlton Athletic. Relatives said to be expressing pride…

Well, it could have been Fejiri Okenabirhie of Shrewsbury Town but he was born in England and naturally enough decided to ‘reprazent’ Nigeria. (“Shaka!”)
Possibly qualifying twice was Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic). With a name like that he should play for er…. well Canada. Obviously.
And there was Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City)  who is actually from, and plays for, Senegal.

Nothing found. In a sense.

Chosen, naturally enough, for Lord Chris of Waddle, who was 58 this weekend. There is nothing else to say here. Except maybe “You were hard as stone /
Solid stone, for me”…come on, join in if you know it…

Nothing found. Maybe there was just no one like Nicklas. Or grandma.

Barney – called Gillingham v Wycombe Wanderers at 2-0 on 22 min – Finished: 2-2 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Lincoln City v Morecambe at 3-0 on 53 min – Finished: 3-1 – FAILED!
Chris
– called in sick. Or was deleted from Barney’s notes – FAILED!


You think your result was bad? What if you were a De Graafschap fan? 3 down by half time and a second half collapse that the England cricket team would be proud of. Just the eight at full time. And just to make it worse, this included a hat trick from Man Yoo failure Daley Blind. Imagine the shame!

Benik Afobe (Stoke City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Caolan Lavery (Bury, on loan from Sheffield United) x2
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic) x3
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United)
Joe Mattock (Rotherham United)
Michail Antonio (West Ham United)
Stevie May (Aberdeen)


Andrew Hughes (Preston North End)
Brad Inman (Rochdale)
David Ball (Bradford City on loan from Rotherham United) x2
Harry Anderson (Lincoln City)
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City)

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Lee Martin (Exeter City)

Arsenal
Benik Afobe (Stoke City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion)


Ben Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers)
Che Adams (Birmingham City)
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic) x3
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Joe Mattock (Rotherham United)
Jon Stead (Notts County) x2
Lee Martin (Exeter City)
Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic)


A SHEFFIELD DRAW!

 

Season 6 Game 19 (7-10 Dec)

THE ‘Merry Queen, Nothing compares 2 U’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Dominic Monaghan (42) – Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck in the Lord of the Rings trilogy a.k.a. Geoffrey from Hetty Wainthropp, Onika Maraj a.k.a. Nicki Minaj (36) – makes albums that the kidz like, including her new one ‘Queen’, and Shuhada’ Davitt a.k.a Sinead O’Connor (52).


Barney: [Like Marillion, he was Incommunicado]
Chris: {Following Jeff ‘Wiggy’ Stelling’s gag about Ryan Broom having just joined Cheltenham Town – “He’s a new Broom”} Does he play as a Sweeper?
Howard: {Continuing the Soccer Saturday references} [Mark]Beevers scores for Bolton Wanderers, who are still fighting! [NOTE: You really should Google “Fighting Like Beavers”. Do it. Do it now!]

James Tavernier at Rangers, Nicky Maynard at Bury and Blair “Law Firm” Henderson at Edinburgh City witnessed the power of the Hand and all blanked. Most interesting was Edinburgh City’s Henderson, who had scored 5 in the previous 5, and in the 9 games AFTER this one, scored 11 goals. Oh the power…it is strong with this one.

Ooh this was a tricky one, with a lot of explosive managers currently ‘resting’ (probably to alleviate their hypertension). I would tentatively suggest Garry Monk of Birmingham City, who saw his side lose 1-0 at home to fellow promotion hopefulls Bristol City. Maybe Monk Slapped…etc. Or not.

Forest Green Rovers scored twice in extra-time to beat local rivals Yeovil Town 2-1. One of these goals came from ex-Glover Reuben Reid. Textbook.

Barney – called … well not at all. You don’t write, you don’t call…!
Howard – called Brentford v Swansea City at 0-3 on 32 min – Finished: 2-3 – FAILED!
Chris
– took one for the team, calling Manchester United v Fulham at 3-0 on 44 min – Finished: 4-1 – FAILED!

We’ll pick Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) over the couple of Alfie’s [Jones, Rutherford], Bobbys [Linn, Grant], Richie [Towell], and Billy [Sharp]. Almost a pre-school football team. You’re 26 now, what’s wrong with Sam or Samuel? Eh?

I must admit that I’m not really sure about this category. After a desperate scrabble round, I came up with Boreham Wood v Leyton Orient (I’m sure they were in League Division One or Two in my Pannini 1982/83 sticker album anyway…maybe with John Chiedozie up front?)

He’s – fortunately long since retired, but feel we must start this category with this piece of purest Shill from Michael Owen: (LINK)
Getting back to the real world, there is this from rubber-legged striker Mo Salah: (LINK), who would have no doubt be re-ordering more from DHL after his hat-trick against hapless Bournemouth.

All I have here is an extra zinger from Wiggy. When Dagenham & Redbridge defender Ben Nunn was sent off, the Wigster quipped “That’s not how Nunns should behave”

Oh, and keep away from Dover Athletic’s Anthony Jeffrey. The red card he received in their match with AFC Fylde was his 2nd in 5 games.

Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers)


Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough)
Craig Morgan (Fleetwood Town) o.g.
Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion on loan from Newcastle United)
Jack Marriott (Derby County)
Kieran Agard (Milton Keynes Dons)
Michael Doughty (Swindon Town)
Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers)

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Dean Parrett (Gillingham)
Jack Munns (Dagenham and Redbridge)
Michael Smith (Rotherham United)
Michael Turner (Southend United) o.g.
Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town)

Arsenal
BLANKETY BLANK!


Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) x2
Jay O’Shea (Bury)


A WIN FOR BARNEY AND THE POSH!

Season 6 Game 18 (30 Nov – 3 Dec)

THE ‘playing away and winding everyone up on breakfast tv’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Seannnnnnn Walsh (32), Neil Warnock (70) and Lorraine Kelly (59).


Barney: No Comment
Chris: No Comment
Howard: “Andone was ‘un-done’ the Huddersfield Town defence”, and “No comment”

This week’s supernatural encounter saw Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal – SCORED!), Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa – SCORED!) and Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City – FAILED!). Another bad one for The Hand…

For some reason, this category was nominated twice in a row. That’s about all that can be said here since it was otherwise a blank.

Barney nominated Andros Townshend (Crystal Palace) whose last four clubs were Birmingham City, Queen’s Park Rangers, Newcastle United and currently, Palace.

Featuring this week a perennial favourite in this category, Mr David Goodwillie (Clyde), convicted of raping a woman…and yet still allowed to return.

Not only him in this category…but also Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) – not convicted but named in court with former team mate Nathan Nyalfi in Nyalfi’s trial for rape. (LINK). I wonder how the plaintiff’s bank balance is?

Last but not least, Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) – convicted of dangerous driving in 2011 (LINK)- was 80% over the drink-drive limit (!!), BUT THEN ran off from the scene. Smart move!

Just the one instance spotted: Salford City (2nd in their league) v Havant and Waterlooville (19th). Unsurprisingly, this ended up in a 3-0 win (a Carnival on our Gub scale).

Local knowledge in play here with an obvious candidate: Sheffield United v Leeds United. For the record, Leeds nicked an away win, much as they somehow managed to fiddle the title of Biggest City in Yorkshire by swallowing up a few surrounding villages and now counting them as suburbs. Allegedly.

On a different note (maybe a ‘Soh’ ?), there was a decent alternative in Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic. Oof.

Barney – called Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town at 2-0 on 80 min – Finished: 2-0 – FAILED!
Howard – called Dumbarton v Brechin City at 3-0 on 72 min – Finished: 4-1 – FAILED!
Chris – called Peterborough United v Bradford City at 2-0 on 47 min – Finished: 2-2 – FAILED!

Always worth noting activity from the prolific ‘Trialist’ family. This time it’s “B” hogging the limelight with a double for Berwick Rangers in their 3-all draw with Clyde.

It was also suicide watch for Jeff ‘Wiggy’ Stelling as his beloved Hartlepool threw away their game in admirable style, going down 2-1 at home after conceding 2 goals in second half stoppage time. Resign!

 

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland)
Benik Afobe (Stoke City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa)
Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City)
Will Buckley (Bolton Wanderers)


[James Chester (Aston Villa)
Kelvin Langmead (Harrogate Town)

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Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon)

Arsenal
Benik Afobe (Stoke City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Luke Freeman (Queen’s Park Rangers)


[Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers)
Che Adams (Birmingham City)
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic)
James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon)
Marc McNulty (Reading)
Stephen McGinn (St Mirren)


AN ALL-SHEFFIELD WIN!

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Season 6 Game 17 (23-26 November)

THE ‘john brown is anywhere but on the pitch’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Billy Connolly (76), Rita Ora (28) and Danny Welbeck (26).


Nothing recorded here, so you know the punishment:
Howard: “[Leroy] Sane sends the fans crazy” [yes, it really has come down to this]
After further thought on this matter, what about an alternative:
“Mike van der Hoorn scored an own goal for Swansea. He certainly blew it” [Thanks, I’ll be here all week. In hell.]

This week saw the Dread Hand of Barney up against Ian Henderson (Rochdale) – SCORED, James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) – BLANKED and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – SCORED. Not a great week for The Hand…

Nothing recorded here in the dim and dusty archives. Not even in the usually ‘feisty’ South Yorkshire derby between Rotherham United and Sheffield United. Only one yellow card for the whole game?!

What about Watford v Liverpool. A creditable nil-nil at Half-Time. Cue stirring team-talk. Aaaaand it’s a three-nil away win by the Scousers and South Yorkshire Police are no longer to blame…

Oh..who do you choose? We have Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, Karlan Ahearne-Grant of Charlton Athletic and Aaron Amadi-Holloway of Shrewsbury Town. One or more of these persons will be doing double Latin and double Classics, with the personal tutor once the new term starts…

How’s about Plymouth Argyle to Fleetwood Town. 327 driving miles each way, according to Mr G Oogle, or 11 and a half hours to watch your team go down 2-1. Not a disaster but still, you go all that way… for this?

Barney – called West Ham United v Manchester City at 0-3 on 34 min – Finished: 0-4 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Gillingham v Luton Town at 0-3 on 76 min – Finished: 1-3 – FAILED!
Chris
– Nothing Recorded…so – FAILED!

Best I could really manage is probably Harry Wilson (Derby County, on loan from Liverpool), who’s probably been here before. Just don’t get him started on World War II and immigrants…

I wonder what the odds of Emiliano Buendia Stati (Norwich City), Kellan Gordon (Lincoln City) and Steve Seddon (Stevenage) all being born on the same day are. In their case it’s Christmas Day. Well, it certainly came early for those three… [“And it’s over to you Manish…”]

Also – why is Brian Cameron (Elgin City’s goalscorer)’s nickname “Soapy”?! This requires further explanation…

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland)
Deji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon)
Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers)


David Ball (Bradford City
on loan from Rotherham United)
Jack Marriott (Derby County)
Jon Taylor (Rotherham United)
Kieran Agard (Milton Keynes Dons)
Saido Berahino (Stoke City)
Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town
on loan from Port Vale)

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Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United)

Arsenal
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)


Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Jay O’Shea (Bury)
Sam Vokes (Burnley)
Scott Boden (Gateshead)


AN OUTRIGHT VICTORY FOR THE POSH!