Season 8 Game 07 (23-26 Oct)

THE ‘Daenerys’ Scorpion Grabs a Granny’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Emilia Clarke, Drake (34) and Wayne Rooney (35) over the weekend.


Barney: ‘Foden has no ‘Truck’ with West Ham winning against Man City’
Chris: [censored by Donald Trump]
Howard: [nothing recorded, but subject to a recount]

Completed its rather chaotic tour of the UK by dispensing all kinds of destructive anti-karma daaaarn saaaarf, leading to strong rumours a lockdown was on the horizon throughout England. In a very rare moment of self-doubt the Hand commented perhaps they needed to take a long look in the mirror but no reflection was forthcoming so it turned to launching fiery hell in the direction of Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson, Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson and Cambridge United’s Joe Ironside. Regrettably, whilst this white-hot burst of ire was enough to blank both the players representing English teams, it couldn’t defeat the frozen wastes of Scotland, where Ferguson scored twice against Celtic.

Have to go slightly off-course here but the FA Cup Qualifying rounds are natural territory for those of us who enjoy the plucky lower-league teams handsomely walloped by a rather more professional outfit. Ilkeston Town 0-6 Hartlepool United, you say? Textbook.


Quite a few to go with here. Fulham v Crystal Palace springs to mind but we’ll go with Nottingham Forest v Derby County, purely because Barney has friends, well, associates in Nottingham.


Mr Leitch-Smith may or may not be a Kid Anymore, Sonny but his modified Christian name is a strong choice here. We could also add Michail Antonio of West Ham United (maybe) and Motherwell’s Larnell Cole (“Law Firm!” shout Barney and Chris), all of whom scored at the weekend. Cole has the slight get-out in that he’s the son of a professional footballer. Another possible alternative is Zak Dearnley of Oldham Athletic.


Barney – called Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers, called at 0-3 on 63 min – Finished:
0-4 FAILED!
Howard
– called Elgin City v Brechin City, called at 3-0 on 67 min – Finished: 3-0 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Stoke City v Brentford, called at 3-1 on 61 min – Finished: 3-2 – FAILED!


A-Jay Leitch-Smith scoring for Morecambe. Actual Christian name is Jay so where the ‘A-‘ originates is a mystery.


Crewe Alexandra’s Harry Pickering scored the winner against Doncaster Rovers and celebrated with fellow midfielders Neil Lennon and Geoff Thomas. Honourable mention to Middlesborough’s George Saville, who enjoyed his opener against Cardiff City with fellow Ayresome Park types Steve Vickers and Bernie Slaven.


The National League South is usually outside of our compass, but the Ebbsfleet – Hungerford Town game ticks multiple categories after the home side went in down 1-2 and seeing one of their players red-carded on the stroke of half-time. Full time score was 3-2 so that’s a Reverse Churchill and presumably a Fresh Hell from Hungerford boss Danny Robinson.

A few years back Josh Sims was going to be yet another Premiership stalwart out of the Southampton academy. But some unfortunate injuries and managerial changes at St Marys have meant he’s had to travel elsewhere to get first-team football. They’ll be very, very few players more fitting for the And Stay Out category that Sims as his last 3 clubs have been Southampton, New York Red Bulls and the equally iconic Doncaster Rovers.

Finally, there was much mentioning of the phrase ‘It Don’t Mean Nuthin” by the likes of Marcus Harness at Portsmouth (first career hat-trick against former club Burton Albion), Peterborough United beat Hull City (managed by former Posh boss Grant McCann), it’s safe to say the Peterborough front office had mixed opinions of McCann, and the feeling’s certainly mutual). But the most satisfying for the victorious party was Coventry City 0-4 Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn’s boss Tony Mowbray managed Coventry during the Sky Blues being financially knackered by building a oversized stadium they have never sold out. Mowbray eventually quit after they lost their then-captain (and one-time Owl) Reda Johnson after being out-bid by footballing titans Eastleigh.

 

Ayo Obileye (Queen of the South)
Caolan Lavery (Walsall) x2
Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United)
Lucas Joao (Reading)
Michail Antonio (West Ham United)
Steven Fletcher (Stoke City)
Will Keane (Wigan Athletic)


Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) o.g.
James McKeown (Grimsby Town) o.g.
Josh Davison (Woking on loan from Charlton Athletic)
Luke James (Barrow)
Mark O’Hara (Motherwell)

 

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Ayo Obileye (Queen of the South)
Callum Harriott (Colchester United)
Joe Aribo (Rangers)
Josh Umerah (Torquay United)
Karlan Grant (West Bromwich Albion)
Lyle Taylor (Nottingham Forest)
Martyn Waghorn (Derby County)
Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool)
Tony Watt (Motherwell)

 

Arsenal
Rhys Murphy (Yeovil Town) x2

 

Caolan Lavery (Walsall) x2
Che Adams (Southampton)
Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town)
James Wilson (Salford City)
Jon Stead (Harrogate Town)
Lyle Taylor (Nottingham Forest)

 


A SHOCK CHARLTON W
IN!

Season 8 Game 06 (16-19 Oct)

THE ‘Ready Or Not, Murder She Wrote’s on the Gogglebox’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Wyclef Jean (51), Angela Lansbury (95) and Scarlett Moffatt (30).


Barney / Chris: Nothing. Again.
Howard: Ivan Toney is replaced by Marcus Forss. Has he been Forss-ed off? [there really was nothing else here]

Continued it’s reign of chaos into South Yorkshire, where our Mayor of South Yorkshire stated it wasn’t welcome and wouldn’t be tolerated. After some ‘negotiation’ our skeletal acquaintance cast its psychic ire from the Mayoral lodgings. Spurs’ Harry Kane, Walsall’s Elijah Adebayo and Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Shane Sutherland were targeted, but Kane’s early double against West Ham prevented a clean sweep.

This category was solved by a former Brewer in Liam Boyce (Ross County – Burton Albion – Hearts) and a current Pirelli Stadium regular in Kane Hemmings (Notts County – Dundee – Burton Albion) who both scored over the weekend.


Thought we’d kicked this category and, along with the Claridge Clock and Day Trip To Brighton, they would be mentioned in Miscelleneous should a goalscorer who can’t/won’t leave his base ever come up. The main reason why we did this was because it more often than not, blanked. And it did today too.


Stoke City’s Steven Fletcher was bought before the beak for keeping schtum over who was driving his speeding car 4 years back. That £1,700 fine must have knackered him financially for all of an hour or so.

Fletcher and cars don’t seem to go too well. He famously showed off his new £250k Lamborghini during a 7 goals in 2 year spell which thoroughly endeared him to to the Sunderland fans. At least The Dread Hand approved.

 

Barnsley fans would’ve been delighted to see their former player Jack Hunt score his first goal in two years for Bristol City against the Tykes.

Nathan Jones was one of quite a few managers who’ve been unable to stop Stoke’s descent into Championship mediocrity [Edit: GOOD!] but at least he put a smile on Nick Hancock’s face after his old/new club, Luton got turned over by the Potters.

Garry Monk quit Birmingham by a rather public unmutual ‘mutual consent’ and had a few things to say about the club and they about him. So I’m sure he enjoyed the 1-0 success his new team, Sheffield Wednesday achieved over the Midland Blues. Monk’s claims his charges ‘Dominated the game and were very unlucky not to win by more’ could be challenged as they had 40% of the possession and just three shots on target but you know, artistic licence and that.

 

Barney – called Tottingham Hotspurs v West Ham United at 2-0 on 9 min – Finished : 3-3- FAILED!
Howard
– called Mansfield Town v Bradford City at 0-3 on 69 min – Finished: 1-3 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Ghostbusters – FAILED!

 

Sheffield’s finest, Harry Maguire or Huddersfield’s Harry Toffolo will make the grade here. One of these two is from the coal-for-breakfast former mining village of Mosborough and the other’s middle name is Stefano. Can you guess which is which?

 


Geroge Lapslie’s red card on his Mansfield debut could well have caused maternal pride, that’d be a Make Ya Ma Proud.

Leon Clarke’s scored on debut for Shrewsbury Town, I make that his 18th club at 32 and he gets The Claridge Clock for the week. He’s also the most dangerous player in the Head In Hands League, having played for 3 of the 5 clubs.

Can you think of a better example of Unpleasant Local Derby than Port Vale v Salford City? It may take a while to do so…


Chris Maguire (Sunderland)
Jack Hunt (Bristol City)
Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town)
Ross Barkley (Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea)
Steven Fletcher (Stoke City)
Stevie May (St Johnstone) x2

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town)
Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town)
Ivan Toney (Brentford) x2
Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian)

 

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Frank Nouble (Plymouth Argyle)
Josh Magennis (Hull City)
Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town)

Arsenal
A blank 🙂

 

Che Adams (Southampton)
Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) x2
Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town)
Ryan Leonard (Millwall)

 


A NARROW BLADES WIN!


Season 8 Game 05 (9-12 Oct)

THE “Bunty’s Last Tango In Halifax – Wish you were here!” HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Emer Kenny (31) who plays Bunty Windermere in Father Brown, Sarah Lancashire (56) and Judith Chalmers (85).


Barney / Chris: [Nothing recorded]
Howard: “Doyle scored for Notts County (4-2) – he’s a true Professional. Is there time for him to make it CI-5” [Michael Doyle]

CJ Hamilton at Blackpool, Ashley Nadesan at Crawley Town and Jamie Ward at Solihull Moors were all facing our eldritch foe.

As it turned out, the Hand was on top form, getting a clean sweep – Jamie Ward was even not in the Solihull squad!

 

Barney called Notts County v Barnet. at 3-0 on 27 min – Finished: 4-2 FAILED!
Howard
– c
alled Blackpool v Ipswich Town at 0-3 on 56 min – Finished: 1-4 FAILED!
Chris
[nothing recorded] FAILED!

Kane Hester of Elgin City would have got the Category Without A Name (scored and then sent off).

St Johnstone won 7 nil but it was in League Cup
and as Barney pointed out, Berwick Rangers  were dead last in Scottish League Two and only avoided relegation through Covid. They’ve conceded 13 goals in two games in the group.

Due to technical “issues”, skiveyness, Tier 3 madness, and other random excuses, this is a bare-bones edition. The original categories were to have been: Make Ya Ma Proud, Reverse Churchill, Local Boy Makes Good, Fresh Hell, Are You My Fag?


Gary Madine (Blackpool)
Stevie May (St Johnstone) x3
Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham)


Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) x2
Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers)

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Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers)
Callum Harriott (Colchester United)
Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic) x2
Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon)

Arsenal
A blank 🙂


Gary Madine (Blackpool)
James Wilson (Salford City)
Lloyd Kerry (Harrogate Town)
Michael Doyle (Notts County)


A CHARLTON / OWLS TIE!

Season 8 Game 04 (2-5 Oct)

THE ‘Laura, Cersei and Anastasia’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Jake Shears (42), Lena Headey (47) and Dakota Johnson (31)
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Barney:  ‘Jack Earing scores his first for Halifax – Pardon?’
Chris: [censored like Dimbleby on the One Show]
Howard: ‘Wyld Stallions couldn’t stop Alex Wynter from scoring for Eastleigh’

Shook off the bad form of last week’s efforts, where Jamie Vardy hit 3 against Manchester City and the jinx in blanking Newport County’s
Tristan Abrahams, Doncaster Rovers’ Madger Gomes and Millwall’s Jed Wallace. It was last seen heading towards Nottinghamshire, though strangely avoiding the Newark and Sherwood constituencies of Government Ministers Mark Spencer and Robert Jenrick ‘Hades knows Hades’, it muttered darkly.

Yoann Barbet’s own goal for QPR may fit, Alex Wynter’s goal for Eastleigh is more like it.


As mentioned previously, very few 3+ goal defeats were recorded, Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace was 9th v 11th and Barnet 1-5 Eastleigh happened on opening day in the National League. But there was also The New Saints (top) 10-0 Flint Town United (7th) – A LUBBOCK can’t be ignored. And we didn’t.


Another category which required some research, Luton Town v Wycombe Wanderers just gets in on account of the 25 miles between these teams (or stadium to stadium, the quickest route is 31, which makes it a little more complicated). Of Course! Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace, 17 and a half miles there and back (between the grounds) is an absolute winner.


Very, very little to go on here as the only 3+ goals home win on the Saturday were Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace and Sutton United 3-0 Maidenhead United. Just 86 miles there and back between teams isn’t good enough and neither sadly is the 198 mile round trip between Birmingham and Liverpool after Aston Villa’s 7-2 gubbing of Anfield’s finest.

Still, Villa 7-2 Liverpool. That would knacker the ‘Invincibles’ for 2020-21 season then.

Barney – called Colchester United v Oldham Athletic, called at 2-0 on 35 min – Finished: 3-3 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Barnet v Eastleigh called at 1-4 on 73 min – Finished: 1-5 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Leyton Orient v Cheltenham Town, called at 0-2 on 45 min – Finished: 0-2 – FAILED!

Matthew (Matty) Lund is back at his the place where he’s enjoyed his best form, Rochdale. That said, he’s always been known as ‘Matty’, even as he’ll be 30 next month.

Plenty to go on here.

Firstly, Marcus Harness’ hat-trick for Portsmouth against his old club Burton Albion is a very convincing It Don’t Mean Nuthin.

We’ve discussed The New Saints 10-0 Flint Town United, but there’s a impeccable Make Ya Ma Proud for Flint’s reserve keeper Aaron Jones, who conceded 9 after veteran keeper John Danby got concussed on 23 minutes. TNS’ Greg Draper notched that rarest of beasts, a one-man-gub, scoring 5 in the debacle.

Harrogate Town v Bolton Wanderers. In 2012, these teams had five divisions between them. Is It Cup Week at the EnviroVent Stadium? It’s not y’know.

Well-travelled [“old”] Roy Hodgson has managed all around the planet (and West Bromwich), but his charges at Crystal Palace’s meltdown from a solid 0-0 halftime to a 4-0 “scunnering” at Stamford Bridge, well, that’s a sure-fire Reverse Churchill.

Quite a few players collecting the Claridge Clock, (now a non-category which will appear in the Miscellaneous from hereon in). The aforementioned Matty Lund (10 at 29) is defeated by Tranmere Rovers’ James Vaughan (13 at 32) who in turn gives best to the fantastically named Abdulai Bell-Baggie, who’s racked up 13 clubs at 28.

Finally, Lund’s fellow Rochdale goalscorer, Fabio Tavares is clearly a Local Boy Made Good [born in Portugal, and nothing to do with the 1970s/80s R&B group].

 


Caolan Lavery (Walsall)
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)
James Tavernier (Rangers)
Michail Antonio (West Ham United)
Ross Barkley (Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea)


Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic)
Ivan Toney (Brentford) x2
Jack Baldwin (Bristol Rovers)
Kane Ferdinand (Woking)
Matty Godden (Coventry City)
Nathan Ralph (Southend United)
Tyrone Barnett (Eastleigh)

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Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers)
Callum Harriott (Colchester United)
Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic) x2
Jamie Ward (Solihull Moors)
Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers)
Scott Sinclair (Preston North End) x2

Arsenal
Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough)
Luke Freeman (Nottingham Forest on loan from Sheffield United)


Caolan Lavery (Walsall)
CJ Hamilton (Blackpool)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Jamie Ward (Solihull Moors)

 


A POSH-ADDICKS TIE!

Season 8 Game 03 (25-28 Sep)

THE “Alvin Hancock’s stuck in Traffic” HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Last Of The Summer Wine’s Brian Murphy (88), Will Smith (52) and Catherine Zeta Jones (51).


Barney: Can’t believe he didn’t think of ‘Is It Any Wonder’ Keane scored for Hull? But he didn’t so there you go.
Chris: A ‘flood’ of goals can be expected from Colchester’s Noah Chilvers’
Howard: Armstrong’s goal has surely left Derby ‘Pointless”

 

Continued its staycation (don’t you just hate that word), moving on the thermals throughout the North East of England. Clearly, our decayed friend was having such a fine time they forgot to drop their special blend of curse on Plymouth Argyle’s Joel Grant, who scored and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who hit a hat-trick. Vardy has played for both Stocksbridge Park Steels and Halifax Town, (a place so hellish they invented their own guillotine), so may not fear the bizzaro afterworld. The Hand did manage to blank Leyton Orient’s Danny Johnson, so there’s that, but this will still be marked as a bad day for the unyielding one.

Sadly none. Arthur Montford looks down and nods appreciatively. It’s early days though.

Looking like a blank here as the lack of National League and most Scottish Football makes this a rather more difficult category than usual. Chuba Akpom’s 9 clubs at 24 gives him a good shout of being the next Jefferson Louis/Jake Jervis.


Veteran midfielder Bradley Johnson cost Derby County a then-record £6m when he joined from Norwich City in 2015. What do you know, 5 years later, here he is, scoring twice for Blackburn Rovers in a 0-4 away win against Philip Cocu’s (NOT Wayne Rooney’s Derby, as they lost).
Derby released him last year. Johnson (33), reportedly ‘ran the legs off Rooney’ (34). But we all know Rooney ‘has that yard in his head’. I’m sure Derby would’ve preferred him to have said yard on the pitch but there you go.

Quite a few goalscorers Christian names seem to fit here, Tyrhys Dolan of Blackburn Rovers or Chelsea’s Mason Mount are strong choices but we’ll go with Keane Lewis-Potter of Hull City. Safe.

Barney – called Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City, called at 0-2 on 33 min – Finished: 0-2 – FAILED!
Howard
– called Swindon Town v Burton Albion, called at 3-0 on 37 min – Finished: 4-2 – FAILED!
Chris
– called Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, called at 0-3 on 36 min – Finished: 0-4 – FAILED!


Hull City’s midfielder George Honeyman enjoyed his goal at Boothferry Park, celebrating with team-mates Ken DeMange and Billy Whitehurst.


‘Is Preston North End v Stoke City an Unpleasant Local Derby?’. The question drew a definite ‘yes’ from all.

Elsewhere, we also noted a couple of Local Boys Made Good in Doncaster Rovers’ Madger Gomes (Spain) and Mansfield Town’s Rollin Menayese (DR Congo). The latter is a Welsh (of course) under-21 international and excellently, also has a twin brother named Elvis.


James Tavernier (Rangers) x2
Lucas Joao (Reading)
Michael Jones (Barrow)
Michael Morrison (Reading)

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers)
Kieran Sadlier (Rotherham United)
Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City)
Tom Nichols (Crawley Town)
Tommy Rowe (Bristol City)

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Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic)
Lee Novak (Bradford City) x2
Michael Morrison (Reading)

Arsenal
Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough)
Kyle Bartley (West Bromwich Albion)


Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion) x2
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United)
Kyle Bartley (West Bromwich Albion)
Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic)
Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion)

 


A BLADES/POSH TIE

Season 8 Game 02 (18-21 Sep)

THE ‘Cheating At Maths and English with Professor Mallard’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Lance Armstrong (49), Dizzee Rascal (36) and David McCallum (87)

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Barney: Nothing recorded.
Chris: Had one which Barney deleted.
Howard: ‘Blackpool’s CJ Hamilton has scored – was it with his ‘Egg’ head?

Delighted in the sight of all those holidaymakers flocking to cramped beaches all around the north-west of Britain a couple of months back, celebrating the end of COVID. ‘Why they’re doing all my work for me’, it mused, before retiring with a cup of hemlock and the latest The Lady. Clearly pleased with having so many willing assistants in its maledictions, The Hand wasn’t on top form as Danny Ings (Southampton) scored twice but Neither Charlton Athletic’s Macauley Bonne or Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet netted.


Barney wrote “Not the best of starts as I couldn’t find any goalscorer who’d been up before the beak. Plenty of time left in the season for a footballer to break COVID guidelines though. Get to it.” But he forgot about Phil Foden (Manchester City) who did just that whilst on international duty.

Unexpectedly tough sledding [sledding??] for this category, largely due to no National League or lower league Scottish football at present. Rangers’ Scott Arfield, suggested by Barney, was born in Scotland so plays internationally for Canada, but we don’t use players from top divisions do we?

Further investigation reveals Joshua Kayode, the Irish-Nigerian (really!) striker, playing for Carlisle United (on loan from Rotherham United), who helped his side to a 2-0 win over Southend United. Also we have one technical entrant, Ruel Sotiriou of Leyton Orient, who does represent Cyprus at international level, but was actually born in London.

Two also-rans: Max Ehmer of Bristol Rovers (Germany) whose own goal started the scoring in their defeat to Ipswich Town (2-0) and Madger Gomes, the spanish midfielder playing for Doncaster Rovers, who scored the first goal in their away win at Charlton Athletic (3-1).

Rather early in the season for managers to properly cut loose on their players in public, but here’s Morecambe’s Derek Adams after their 0-5 gub versus Cambridge United:

‘Defensively as a team we were poor today, our choice of pass was really poor and our creative side was null and void’

Also, Newport County’s Mike Flynn, another summery, chipper type in after-match interviews and this was once again the case after their 2-1 home win over Barrow.

‘I thought we were quite sloppy first half to be honest, we played good football but every one of our back five made an individual mistake. The second half was a very professional performance and it’s gone from a good start to a very good start but it’s just the beginning of the season and there’s lots of hard work ahead’

Head Boy (*insert the obvious gag here*) Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be sending Day Pupil Luther James-Wildin of Stevenage off to make his breakfast toast and woe betide him if there’s no marmalade.

Barney – didn’t call anything this week – FAILED!
Howard
– called Morecambe v Cambridge United at 0-3 on 45 min – Finished: 0-5 – GUBBED!!!
Chris
– called Tranmere Rovers v Cheltenham Town, called at 45 min – Finished – FAILED!

There was some call amongst the scribes to change the title of this category to ‘We’re playing Wycombe’. However democracy prevailed and the title remains as it is. But Blackburn Rovers v Wycombe Wanderers is a fixture too hard to ignore, particularly as the 5-0 home win doubles as a perfect ‘Darwinism Incarnate’


Howard noted Sean Dyche – accomplished Burnley manager and possible manifestation of Lucifer – was watching his son Max play for Shrewsbury Town. ‘He should be called Damien’ mused the forever tardy one.

Elsewhere, it would appear that Mark Oxley isn’t the only goalie with suspect passing ability (see last week). Similar howlers befall rather more expensive goalies. Chelsea’s Kepa may have fallen into Frank Lampard’s bad books for the clanger below (about 2 minutes in) but he can be pleased he would’ve made our Make Ya Ma Proud category:  {LINK}

Speaking of which, Charlie Barker, on his senior home debut for Charlton Athletic, scored an own goal  in their 3-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers. Relatives, including dad Richie, were said to be a certain five-letter word beginning with ‘P’.


Michail Antonio (West Ham United)


Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic)
George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle)
Jack Marriott (Derby County)
Jevani Brown (Colchester United)
Liam Shephard (Newport County)
Matty Godden (Coventry City)
Tom Conlon (Port Vale)
Tom Nichols (Crawley Town)

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Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) x2
Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa)
Lee Novak (Bradford City)
Mark Marshall (Northampton Town)
Scott Sinclair (Preston North End)

Arsenal
Josh Dasilva (Brentford)


Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City)
CJ Hamilton (Blackpool) x2
Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) x3
Jason Holt (Livingston)
John Brayford (Burton Albion)


A SURPRISE WIN FOR THE BLADES!