Congrats to Shaun Backhouse on winning the PAS Cup a year on from being a runner up – Shaun pockets £100 whilst Nick H will surely be happy with £50 for his troubles…
News of the PAS Champions League Groups draw will be with you soon and I’ll be asking a few of you to take part in the beta testing of the putting the scores up directly onto the web page – so watch this space!
PS – wondering what the weekly “tracks” were? Wonder no more… make a playlist!
Week 1 – “Austere” – The Joy Formidable
Week 2 – “You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve” – Johnny Boy
Week 3 – “Where’s My Punk Spirit” – Wave Machines
Week 4 – “Write About Love” – Belle & Sebastian
Week 5 – “cool” – Gwen Stefani
Week 6 – “More Than A Feeling” – Boston
Week 7 – “Glorious” – Adorable
Week 8 – “2 Weeks” – Grizzly Bear
Week 9 – “Everything Flows” – Teenage Fanclub
Week 10 – “A Small Victory” – Faith No More
Week 11 – “Strung Out” – Dot Allison
Week 12 – “No One Knows” – Queens Of The Stone Age
You have to say it’s been a phenomenal performance to win the title in only your second “season” whilst fending off the top two all-time prize money winners to boot in a, um, thrilling final week… Congrats, you’re a winner – Stuart Longworth 331 (40). Take a boo son! Stuart had a 10 point lead over Neil Osborne in second place, our Week 7 winner who epitomised the topsy turvey peaking & troughing nature of predicting scores this season… the Runcorn ambassador Neil Meredith finishes just 1 point behind in third place and 3 points above El Presidente in fourth spot (I had that first title in my sight and I blew it a la The Arsenal…)
Jazz Sian adds to his amassed PAS riches by finishing 5th one point ahead of Rob Currin (good luck with the knee op mate!) who had a fine season, in 6th.
Pete Britton ended up in seventh place (topping a Blue Moon week!) 1 point above Mark Fawke (hope the christening went well mate!) in eighth, who in turn finishes 3 points above Tony Morris in ninth (and he’ll be celebrating finishing above his brother again!).
Shaun Backhouse finishes in 10th place (and currently involved in a right ol’ ding dong of a PAS Cup Final!) and nets the last of the “big prizes”
CL Qualifying Round:
You have to say he had a right good go at it but Savan Arora takes the wooden spoon this season after a battle royale with my brother to avoid the humiliation of last place! Let’s hope your brother, Vim & Mahli don’t rub it in too much mate!
OK, you have finished on these positions and you HAVE won these prizes! Danny A on 11th, Tony B on 13th, Jason M on 17th, Ben H on 23rd, Dave C on 33rd, Vim G on 39th, Mark J B & Gareth M on 46th, and Mark S on 53rd.
Champions League 2011/12:
In order to be invited to enter the PAS CL 2011/12 you had to finish in the Top 32 after 13 weeks of play. Sneaking the last spot… Will Oppong!
And Another Thing:
The other little bits…
Neil Osborne picked up an additional £10 for getting the Best Weekly Score of the Season – 49(8)
Martin Stafford picked up £5 for getting the Best Correct Score of the Season – West Ham 2 Man Utd 4.
Nick Hogwood and Shaun Backhouse are currently playing out the PAS Cup Final – latest score is 20-21 (don’t worry, you will be kept up-to-date on the final score!)
Thanks again to all for taking time and bothering to enter – and a final big thank you to Dave N for providing all the behind the scenes techky stuff to enable another great season…
We’ll see the Top 32 (for the inaugural PAS CL) and the rest of you in September – remember, spread the word and get all your mates involved for next season!
He’s emulated his brother’s final week winning feat of last season! Courtesy of his impressive “big” scoring correct scores, this week (arguably the best week) it’s all come together for Sam Arora 41 (6). Congrats Sam, £20 winging its way to you, bet yer bruv is gutted!
Not the best week to get a lo-score (just ask me!) and unfortunately Simon Lindquist 11(0) did just that…
Correct Score of the Week:
A bumper week for many… Dan P/Sam A/Nick H got the 4-0 at Ibrox, 8 got Boro’s 3-0 v Donny and Rob C/Neil T/Andy C got the 1-2 at Loftus Road. 9 got Wycombe 3 Southend 1, 9 got the 2-1 between Man Yoo & Chelski and Jess H/Will O/Jon A got the 2-1 for Everton. Jamie T & Sam A got Charlton 0 Hartlepool 0 and Jon T got the three-one at PNE. Sam A (again!) got Swansea 4 Sheff Utd 0.
Best correct score of the week? Neil Templeton got 10 points for Leicester City 4 Ipswich Town 2.
Best Correct Score of the Season?
It’s been there a while! Martin Stafford for his West Ham 2 Man Utd 4.
PAS Champions League 2010/11:
If you’ve finished in the Top 32 you will qualify for PAS Champions League (if you so wish – you can say “no thanks” if you want!) and it’ll cost you a £25 & £20 for the whole tournament!!
Yes, you’ll be paying a bit more for PAS Lucky 13 Winter 11 but remember you are guaranteed entry to PAS Lucky 13 Spring 12 and at the reduced rate! Plus, seeing as you’re *that good* at PAS, you’ll probably be in the PAS Cup anyway fighting on three fronts for glory & cash and who knows, maybe a historic treble!
And Another Thing:
Thanks to all who took part – another great season, please play again!
If you look at the current table you’ll see the age old adage of “cream rising to the top” reflected in the fact that the two all time top PAS earners are currently sitting in the sliver & bronze places. One them has even gone on to take this week’s honours – yep, he’s back! Jazz Sian 32 (5) did just enough to oust Nick H & Neil T to secure yet another £20. Surely he can’t win another league title and get this trophy back… can he??!
“Indeed a fool of mine”:
Sp*rs fall foul of dodgy decisions. Simon Lindsay scores 8(0). Schadenfreude? Moi? Ha ha ha….
Correct Score of the Week:
Who’d of thought we’d win 1-0? Actually, no one… most popular score was Liverpool’s 3-0 win over the Magpies – 13 of you got that! 10 got the 2-1 at The Hawthorns, 5 got Doncaster’s 1-1 v Leicester and 4(!) got Celtic’s 4-1 against Dundee Utd.
Jess H / Pab / Mahli G got the 2-2 between Sheff U & Barnsley and Pete B & Michelle F got Kilmarnock 2 Hearts 2.
Michelle F (again) got Leeds’ win over Burnley and Jess H nailed Hibees 1-2 at home to The Saintees.
However, this week’s best correct score this week goes to Sam Arora for his inspired St Mirren 0 Hamilton 1.
“Tastes like gold”:
Stuart Longworth stays top 3 points ahead of El Presidente & Jazz S with Neil O a further 2 points back in fourth. Could this be the year I win my first ever league title after 21 years of trying?
“I found low”:
Julian Fernandez stays bottom of the pile now only 5 points (maybe he’s not doomed!) behind the Arora brothers who are still neck and neck in the sibling disgrace race…
“Heaven smiles above me”:
Highest climber this week, up a whopping 12 places is Neil Templeton – honourable mentions go to Pete B (+8), Nick H (+10), Mahli G (+10) and Will O (+10).
“Pleasantly caving in”:
Falling furthest this week, down a whopping 12 places is Simon Lindsay – dishonourable mentions go to Josh H (-5), Richard H (-5), Gary B (-6) and Dave C (-7).
PAS Champions League 2011/12:
In order to be invited to enter the PAS Champions League 2011/12, you will have to finish in the Top 32 after 13 weeks of play. Currently sneaking the last spot is… the Norn Iron Diablo Rojo – Neil Templeton.
Result for the Semi Final replay attached – congrats to both finalists!
And Another Thing:
Why oh why did we have to win and help that lot from West London out?!