Gameweek V (5) Gubbins

“The Nightmare Before Ron Weasley H.I.H. League”

Both actor Rupert Grint (25) and occasionally-brilliant director Tim Burton (55!!) celebrated a birthday over this weekend, hence the rather strange name.

The Categories


Vera LynnWe’ll Meet Again

NielsenDon’t Call Me Shirley!
Emmanuel Giacchereni (Sunderland)

Glenn & Chris Diamond Lights
Paul Quinn (East Stirlingshire / Teenage Fanclub’s Drummer), Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town / U2 Bassist and occasional Drummer)….and headlining this category, Chris Martin (Derby County and Coldplay Singer/Guitarist). Also on the musical theme, there was a C Sharp who scored for
Hereford United. Chris, should you be wondering…

BeaverFighting Like Beavers
AFC Wimbledon, looking out for the count¬† 0-2 down to Scunthorpe United, fetched it around to 3-2, but this was eclipsed by Dunfermline’s incredible comeback. After being 3-0 down to Stenhousemuir, the Pars fought back to 3-2. Sean Higgins’ 72nd minute goal seemed to seal it for the home side, but Dunfermline came back again, scoring 3 goals in the 85th, 88th and 90th(+1 ET). Unbelievable, Jeff!

GubbaThe Stealth Gub
Howard: Blackburn Rovers 4-1 up v Barnsley. Finished 5-2.  Verdict: FAILED
Neil: Tranmere Rovers 0-3 v Peterborough United. Finished 0-5. Verdict: GUB ACHIEVED

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth): FAILED
Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient): FAILED
Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United): SCORED!

Candidates for next week –
Nahki Wells (Bradford City) – 6
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) – 5
James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) – 6
Ross McCormack (Leeds United) – 4
David Mooney (Leyton Orient) – 4
Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) – 4

Quote of the Week: “Kevin Lisbie, Barry Hearn, Zanussi, you boys took a hell of a beating!” (N G Bell)


  • One of Tranmere Rovers striker Ryan Lowe’s middle names is…..wait for it…Ulysees. No, really. I mean, what was wrong with Bosko?
  • In adding “Fulham” to my User Dictionary, it came up with the alternative suggestion “shameful”. Harsh?

The Results

Arsenal FivePhilip Roberts x3 (Falkirk). Die. Die. Die. Marouane Chamakh !!!!!!!!! (Crystal Palace) and Abu Ogogo (Dagenham & Redbridge)

Blades SevenScott Boden (Macclesfield Town), John-Joe O’Toole (Bristol Rovers), Jordan Chapelle x2 (Torquay United), Billy Clarke (Crawley Town), Andy Parkinson (Prestatyn Town) and Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest)

Valiants SixDarren Bent (Fulham), David “Did he bare his ar*e. when he scored…etc….” Mooney (Leyton Orient), Luke Varney (Leeds United), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Leon Clarke (Coventry) and ), Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United)

Owls FiveLuke Varney (Leeds United), Richie Partridge (Airbus UK), Grant Holt (WiganAthletic), Leon Clarke (Coventry City) and David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)

PoshFive Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle), Andy Crofts (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jeff Hughes, (Fleetwood Town), Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) and Liam Hatch (Gateshead)

OVERALL RESULT: A narrow win for Luffy’s Blades, in the face of stiff competition…