Season 3 Game 15 (16-19 Oct)

THE ‘LES McQUEEN IS GOD’S GIFT, THIS MUCH IS TRUE’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE

So named because of the weekend birthdays of Mark Gatiss, Davina McCall and Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp. 49, 48 and 56 respectively. Anyone remember Davina in God’s Gift? No? God Awful, more like. And for those like me who didn’t know, Les was one of the many characters played in The League of Gentlemen by Mark Gatiss and profiled HERE.

THE CATEGORIES

ZingerZinger
In the absence of any written evidence – “Brighton’s first goal was Baldock’s” {Sam Baldock, of course}

He Shi*s GoalsHe Sh*ts Goals
‘ Oh no I didn’t’ say Forest Green’s Dan Wright, Rochdale’s Peter Vincenti and Dunfermline’s Joe Cardle, who can all now de-clench.

DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEYDon’t Call Me Shirley
Jesse Joronen (Stevenage) and Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal; again). Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United is a maybe.

Day Trip To BrightonDay Trip To Brighton
Nope, despite a promising run of one player, one goal at either end efforts over the past month. Barney’s Mojo strikes again!

Are You My Fag?Are You My Fag?
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and his two goals on Saturday

Where's Russell Martin?Where’s Russell Martin?
I’m assuming Russell Martin mentioned in the title did the decent thing again and shelled out for some of those Norwich fans who made the 516 mile round trip to Newcastle and saw their team get walloped 6-2.

Stealth GubStealth Gub
Barney
– called at Boots to get some Beechams* for Loss of Voice (he says). We say he was in jail for breach of the Sue Perkins restraining order [*other cold remedies are available]
– FAILED!
Howard
– called Wigan Athletic v Colchester United at 2-0 on 13 min – Finished 5-0 – GUB!
Chris
– called Manchester City v Bournemouth at 2-0 on 12 min – Finished 5-1 – FAILED!

Youre not a kid anymoreYou’re Not A Kid Anymore
Blank. No wonder the kid’s crying.

Miscellany

A while back we floated the idea of a category called ‘Destined for Greatness’  based on former Owls Chris Waddle (Tow Law Town) and Michael Williams (Maltby Miners Welfare) previous clubs before they turned pro. Step Forward Millwall’s Lee Gregory who stopped off at Staveley Miners Welfare, Glapwell, Harrogate, Mansfield and Halifax Town, before finding soccer nirvana at the New Den (not really).

Stevenage’s Finnish goalkeeper Jesse Joronen scored a freak goal in their 2-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers.

And finally – Enoch “Ebo” Andoh, who scored in Port Vale’s 1-1 draw at Peterborough United had some great-named previous clubs – King Faisal Babes (in the women’s league??) and Accra Hearts of Oak! And Cumbernauld Colts (this last one may be a lie…).

The Results

sheffield-wednesday-boxSixBarry Corr (Cambridge United)
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers)
Joe Mattock (Rotherham United)
Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline)
Steven MacLean (St Johnstone)

ThreeIzale McLeod (Notts County)
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle)
Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion)

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FiveCarl Jenkinson (West Ham United, on loan from Arsenal)
Izale McLeod (Notts County)
Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town)
Martyn Waghorn (Rangers)
Simon Church (Milton Keynes Dons)


ThreeBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient)
Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town)


10Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United)
Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) 1 goal counting double against old club (2)
Izale McLeod (Notts County)
Jason Holt (Rangers)
Joe Mattock (Rotherham United)
Matt Phillips (Queen’s Park Rangers)
Nick Blackman (Reading)
Shaun Miller (Morecambe)x2

OVERALL RESULT: IT’S ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR MR. LUFF AND THE BLADES!