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THIS WEEK'S POINTS

Lewis
A FLIBBLE TOO VAR

Yusef
MALLAH'S GUERILLAS

Dave
SWEETHOME CHICAGO

Tom+Simon
KEBABERDEEN

Elliot
VERTI KONG STRONG

Adam
BATSH-UYAI CRAZY

Gary
KRUL AND THE GANG

Frank
TRINITY RANGERS

Lorraine
NO WAY PEDRO

Christy
PROPER JOB!

Rich&Will
BALLS OF STEEL

Mike
HAMLET ACADEMICAL

RichHawk
MoLOExpress

Pool
PLAYER POOL

Reffin
REFFIN' HELL

Heroes&Villains
HEROES+VILLAINS

Cartwright
CARTWRIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

JCCup
JOHN CHARLES CUP

Rules
GRAPHS

Rules
THE RULES

Sched
SCHEDULE

Crutchman
INJURIES + SUSPENSIONS

TRINITY POINTS AFFINITY

Table

Having closed to within a fart's length of Trinity last week, the Batshuyai boys must this week watch Big Frank and his Rangers speeding into the distance.  48 points spring from the boots of the Trinity massive, which not only distances Batshuyai but also vaults them above son Richard and his Steely Balls.  The defence - Leno, 3 Sheff U. boys, Wolfie Doherty and Ricardo Pereira - stay clean as a whistle for a 30 point bag, and there are four apiece from ShiteHawk Maddison and goalscorers Wood and Sergeant Wilson.  A fiver from Sheffy Lundstram polishes things up to a bright shine, quite dazzling.
 
Second banana is grabbed by Yusef's Guerillas, who manage only one point fewer than Trinity, a bag that takes them past Flibble into 5th.  Harvey Barnes is the big dog, racking up 14 points to feature as this week's Hero, and there are four clean sheets to go with fivers from Lundstram and the Nozzle, who is apparently still alive, despite the rumours. 

Gary's Krul boys pick up the crumbs with an excellent 44 pointer that takes them within 10 points of second spot, though that is now occupied by the Kebabers, who surrendered the top spot to my Chicago boys.  After Norwich booted Spuds out of the FACUP, Gary was tempted to give Tim Krul a go in his first team, but finally decided to stick with Schmeichel, and a good decision it was.  Schmeichel stayed clean, as did Egan and Coady, Chelsea boys Mount, 8, Barkley, 6, and Giroud, 5, clocked up 19 between them, and Sadio Mane topped things off with a tasty arfa.

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BO' SELECTA

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BoSelecta1 BoSelecta2 BoSelecta3 BoSelecta4 I'm treating myself to a Cuban Stogie this week, to celebrate a triple hit of dodgy decisions.  Richard's Steely Balls would not have clanged together quite so forcefully if he had picked Lamela and McTominay instead of Ings and Jesus - but then who has the nerve to drop the Jesus?  Pedro committed the capital offence of dropping their eponymous Chelsea boy, who then scored a tenner and would have given them an extra 11 if he'd replaced Bernardo Silva.  And Star Turn goes to Adam's Batshuyai boys, who might have selected Wan-Bissaka and Mount instead of Aurier and Grealish for an extra 14.  Well done everyone, even the top 2, Kebabers and Chicago did their best, each dropping a niner.  I'm really enjoying this cigar.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

This is Leicester's prodigy, Harvey Nichols Barnes and Wallace.  He is only 22 but this week outshone the entire league in skill, imagination, speed and coolness under pressure.  If Leicester ever want to sell him, the buyers are gonna need deeeeep pockets.

REFFIN' HELL

Collina At Arsenal, Lacazette scored even though the Lino's flag was raised for an offside.  VAR checked the action and it proved conclusively that there had been no offside.  It was a close call, and  Sian Massey, the AssRef, didn't raise the flag until the ball was in the net.  So, everything was done in a correct and orderly fashion and VAR funtioned as it is supposed to, correcting a clear and obvious error.  Not according to Moe, though.  "We should trust the linos," he burbled, "we don't need to involve anybody else."  What a surprise, a manager who wants no review of officials' decisions, as long as they're in his favour.

Burnley v Spurs ended 1 each, but Dyche's boys should have had a penalty for a foul by Davinson Sanchez on Chris Wood.  Sanchez had leapt into Wood's back, allegedly contesting a high ball, but in fact getting nowhere near it.  Anywhere on the pitch that action is a foul and a free kick, but somehow Jon Moss and VAR Craig Pawson thought it was a fair challenge.  In which case a coupla weeks off and a visit to SpecSavers are in order.

Elsewhere, Man Utd's first goal came from a free kick that wasn't; Lacazette was seized around the neck by Ogbonna and yanked about like a puppet on a string, but because he "put his arm out" (Weasel Gallagher) it was deemed 50 - 50 and no penalty;  and Bournemouth's goal against Liverpool came directly after a mighty shove in the back by Wilson on Gomez, unpenalised by Paul Tierney.

And somehow, Wilf Zaha, already booked, having been fouled by Capoue, raised his hand and shove Capoue in the face, and yet was not further punished.  Instead, Anthony Taylor, having booked Capoue for the challenge, evened things up by booking Kouyate, for some reason.

SECRET SQUIRREL'S DIARY

squirrel  When Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal, they were in 10th spot, 27 points behind the leaders, 17 points off 2nd and 7 points off the Euro places.  This week, they are in 10th spot, 42 behind the leaders, 20 off 2nd and 8 off the Euro places.  They do have a game in hand on most other teams, but is there really any evidence that Arteta is any better than Unai Emery?

 CARTWRIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP


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Game 18, and after I said there was no holding Verti Kong, I am proved wrong by Krul and the Gang, who swipe the top spot by beating MoLO Express 44 - 7 while the Kong boys lose a titanic struggle against the Guerillas, 43 - 47.  This allows Krul to lead on Points Difference, 190 - 106, and the Guerillas move up to 6th. Third spot is held by Kebaberdeen despite them losing 30 - 43 to my Chicago boys, which moves us up to 5th, while Trinity rise to 4th with a 48 - 16 whupping of Hamlet Academical.  Batshuyai Crazy rise to 8th by taking down Flibble by a single point, 14 - 13 and Richard's Balls of Steel drop to 7th after a 24 - 18 defeat to sister Lorraine's Pedro. Proper Job have a week off, and drop to 9th.

PREDICT A £MILLION


It's like deja-vu all over again, as Christy takes the £2mill once more, though it needed 12 points this time, and Elliot picks up the £1mill with a better Golden Goal prediction than Lewis. 

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