THE “I was just pASsing by the kitchen and engine room” HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Arthur Bostrom (64), Nigella Lawson (60) and James Milner (34 but looking 75).
Barney: “Preston North End have no Idah what’s hit them” [Adam Idah scores hat-trick on his debut]
Chris: “Cuddihy stay on the pitch? Not for long as it turns out!” [Barry Cuddihy, Clyde’s right-back red carded on 14 min]
Howard: “Maidenhead got a bum steer as their left-back was red carded” [Rene Steer]
Michael Smith (Rotherham United)-see later on, who defied the Dark Powers, Matt Godden (Coventry City) who didn’t and Nicky Maynard at Coventry City, who also got nothing.
Where’s Tammy Abraham when you need him? All we were left with this time were definite-maybes such as Sam Baldock Reading, Beryly Lubala Crawley Town, and Jordans Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town, o.g.), Allan (Stranraer), and Hugill (Queen’s Park Rangers). Could do better!
In the cup – Oxford United 0-1 Hartlepool United, to 4-1. Dave Challinor’s half time team talk obviously inspired “the boys” to glory. Or not. Wiggy has to deal with a sea of emotion at full-time.
Michael Smith of Rotherham United (OR a pro-Trump gospel singer who played at his inaguaration), and Falkirk’s Declan McManus, which needs no further explanation. Or, given the fact that two Millennials on Pointless didn’t know Ceefax, who knows. Come on – “Page the Oracle?”…no? Barney will be remonstrating.
Or the exact opposite of Scunthorpe United v Plymouth Argyle! Well, this is always a difficult choice, but I offer Liverpool v Everton, which the home side fluked 1 nil (although if they lost it would have been the fault of South Yorkshire Police). It seems VAR only works by the Mersey now that the Premiership title is heading to the North West.
Barney – called Barrow v Ebbsfleet United at 2-0 on 19 min – Finished: 7-0!!!!!!! [More on this below] – GUBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!
Howard – called Sunderland v Lincoln City at 3-0 on 28 min – Finished: 3-1 – FAILED!
Chris – called Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion at 2-0 on 34 min – Finished: 3-0 – FAILED!
Nigel Pearson’s Watford were 3 up on lowly Tranmere Rovers – and finished 3 all after the “PLUCKY” Wirral outfit mounted an unlikely comeback. This game also featured Watford’s Roberto Peryrya scoring and being sent off in our “Category Without A Name”
Ebbsfleet United’s Jack King was sent off when his side was 1 down to Barrow. They then went on to concede a further SIX. Additonally, this was his 3rd red card of the season (and second for violent conduct). Barney wants this to be Esprit d’Hurlock but the jury (something King ought to be familiar with) is out.