Euro 2008 : Pre-Season

22 entrants for this years elite competition – as you know the Top 16 were all to be entered into a draw for a finalist team to earn them bonus points for every goal they score in the tournament.

Mrs F conducted the draw despite being heavily pregnant and needing a wee every 4 minutes – as always, he who organises the draw gets the last team in the hat. Boo!

The draw as it happened…

  1. Clare Nevin – Croatia
  2. Nick Hogwood – Austria
  3. Tim Birtwisle – Czech Republic
  4. Tony Bowley – Sweden
  5. Jon Allin – Portugal
  6. Ciaran McGoldrick – Germany
  7. Gareth Morgan – Romania
  8. Danny Ashworth – Greece
  9. Matt Davies – Italy
  10. Jon Tofeili – Poland
  11. Will Oppong – Switzerland
  12. Mark Fawke – France
  13. Neil Meredith – Holland
  14. Dave Nicklin – Spain
  15. Ben Hogwood – Russia
  16. Pab – Turkey

PAS Euro 2008 will commence on Saturday June 7th @ 6pm

Top 32 we leave you here – I will be in touch in September about Lucky 13 Winter 2008.

Top 16 – we continue on the next email.


L13 Spring 2008 : Week 13 – Final Result

Top Bananas
Congrats to Nick Hogwood winning his first scudetto and almost £200 for the season – Nick moved up 3 places to edge out non mover Will Oppong in second and Week 13 winner (and the week’s highest climber!) Tony Bowley in third. Matt Davies’s “Best Correct Score of the Season” (unlucky Barrie R!) helped put him in 4th just above long term leader Neil Meredith in fifth by virtue of 5 more correct scores (there’s always the PAS Cup for Neil or will it be time for a verse of “I’m Forever Blowing Doubles”?). Jon Allin, Mark Fawke & Danny Ashworth all fell a few places to take up 6th,7th & 8th respectively and Ben Hogwood and Dave Nicklin stayed put in 9th and 10th. It was nice to have a member of the PAS Board in the prize positions cos I’m not gonna mention who finished in the “ouch” slot….
Gareth Morgan got just reward for his fine BotW in 13th, Janine Ryan made use of several people doing her scores by claiming 17th (unfortunately just outside the Euro 2008 qualification spot though – more later…) Jazz Sian probably had his worst season ever but still managed to win some money in 27th (congrats/envy is due to Jazz as he has now officially passed the £1,000 prize money barrier – amazing!). Howard Thomas plugged away landing on 32 and John Williamson is what PAS is all about (sending in scores all the way from Japan!) persevering to get the last money position on 42nd.
European Adventure
Jon Tofeili dropped nicely into 16th position to take the last slot for PAS Euro 2008…here’s the boring, but essential bit – Top 16 it’s a fiver to play Euro 2008 – let me know if you don’t want to play – I’ll take your entry fee from your prize money if you actually won some. ANYONE ELSE who wants to join us in Switzerland/Austria has to pay a tenner and certain rules apply – let me know if you’re interested asap!
Wooden Spoon
It went to the wire (kind of) but in the end Martin Stafford refused to let go of the spoon he won last season and will now have another to remind him of his shame!
PAS Cup:
Can Neil Meredith salvage something from a promising season? Will Mark McDowell be the PAS Cardiff and upset the form book? All will be revealed on May 22nd… don’t worry you’ll all be kept in the loop, willingly or not!

Thanks for you participation once again, we couldn’t do it without you – it all starts again in September – you WILL be emailed!


L13 Spring 2008 : Week 13 – Result

Promotion :
“Going up, going up, go-ing upppppp…” he must have been singing in the Trent End (if he still goes) – Tony Bowley 37 (6) must have felt it was like the 70s heydays all over again what with £20 in his sky (a LOT of money for an ex-miner even today!) and Forest stealing promotion from Donny…
Relegation :
…and then there’s people from Wigan, not really caring about their predictions or indeed the fact their town’s team might scupper United’s title hopes. Martin Stafford 12 (0) couldn’t really get any lower (unless his hometown club DO beat his team to let Chelski in, he he he…)
Correct Score of the Week :
Now, you’d think actually applying a bit of science and landing a three-all 10 pointer (3-3 draws are statistically more likely on the last weekend of the season between teams with nothing to play for..) would have it this week’s and indeed, this seasons best correct score in the bag. What you forgot to factor in was the fact that someone else might guess it. Yep, my Scunthorpe 3 Colchester 3 was matched by John W rendering it null and void leaving Matt Davies to collect all prizes with his Man Utd 4 West Ham 1 scoreline. Nice to see a bitter being realistic for a change eh?! Other scores of note were Matt G’s Nottm For 3 Yeovil 2 and Mark McD/Jon A both getting Cardiff 3 Barnsley 0
Bet of the Week:
Oh ye of little faith! Whilst I’m sure I’m the only one who actually bets on this, it’s always nice to let you all know what you could’ve won! Gareth Morgan came up trumps with his London treble netting £53 leaving the season balance at a healthy +£34.25 – nice! Add to that I had another treble of Charlton/WBA/Ipswich in for £65 it was just reward for missing out on “Correct Score of the Week”. Cheers Gareth, shame you didn’t get on it yourself…
Table News :
To follow….(come on, I’ve got to add some drama…)


L13 Spring 2008 : Week 13 – BotW

Final “BotW” comes from Week 12 winner Gareth Morgan…

Look at me with my first bet of the week yippppeeeee…

London treble of wins: Fulham v Birmingham, Reading v Tottenham and Arsenal v Everton

10/1 for that lot – I like it!


Result: WIN! £34.25