Lady Don't Fall Backwards
It was a good week for the Fletchers. Both of Nick's teams scored well, especially 1897 - The Golden Year, who somehow managed to notch up 54 points despite having two players sent off, moving them up into the Top Ten in the process. But even this was eclipsed by the actions of his twin brother on the pitch. After a quiet season, spent mostly on the bench, Alex Rae has grabbed the opportunity granted to him by Kevin Kilblane's suspension with two hands.
Of course, of all the games he chose to turn on the magic, it just had to be against Charlton Athletic. Having been jeered and heckled from the start, Rae picked the ball up inside the Addicks half before running towards goal then unleashing a 25-yard cracker into the top corner. Up went the finger to the lips and the Valley went quiet. But then you would of thought the Charlton fans would have been used to such efforts of the sublime - he used to do them with alarming regularity when he went there with Millwall…The goal and performance earned him Star Man and condemned Charlton to their first home defeat of the season. Even Ivan Gaskill couldn't resist the irony of an ex-Lion scoring the winner when he did his match report for Football Focus. Football doesn't get much sweeter than that. It's just a crying shame no one had him in his or her team…
Anyway, back to the action. Toppermost of the poppermost is Karen and her Duck Utd wunderkinds. Her score of 65, the highest of the week, not only put her above St. Reatham FC but also gave her a nice cushion of 32 points. Even more remarkable was the fact that Teddy Sheringham didn't score for once. Unfortunately for the rest of us, Paolo Wanchope did. Twice.
|Alex Rae - Honorary Fucking Horny Bastard Twin|
Karen is quite chuffed at her success and has put it all down to her Manchester breeding. When asked what her secret was, she replied "I agree with Alex Ferguson on the composition of a unique and successful team: it comes down to a few facts, the first of which is luck". And not many people would argue with that, especially Ash "I'm not bitter" Shah. Had she left it there, few would have resented her success but Karen then went on to say, "So, what does it feel like to be beaten by a girl, lads?" I would like to take this opportunity to remind our contestants that you can still vote for the most annoyingly cocky manager of the season so far…
After a promising few weeks, Patrick Duffy Thistle have suddenly gone backwards and notched up the lowest score with 14, closely followed by Birmingham Shitty with 17. Everyone else's scores were pretty much the same with nothing to distinguish between them. Except for Callum (remember him?). After last year's runaway success, the reigning champion has found points hard to come by this time around but he had a pretty good week this week, notching up 53 points. It didn't move him very far but I suppose it's a start.
That's it for this week, except to say that Watchdog are looking into my complaint about Christian Ziege's low rating against Stoke City. So, until next week, keep watching the pies…