L13 Spring 2012 : Week 11 Roundup

“You’re making history”:
Well what a week that was! Some absolutely shocking scores and it looked like the lowest ever weekly winning total would be posted! But that’s the beauty of PAS – it can always throw up an anomaly to go against the grain…
You can be an authority on current form, league places, historical trends, stats, logic etc. and still fail to get a single correct score. Or you can be a little kid and get your grandparent do your scores (despite them having to bluff their way through trying to make sense of league tables!), or you can do your scores in “57 seconds”, or select scorelines on a whim without knowing what division certain teams are actually in or leave it to Mr 2-0 to gain you points…
Or, you could be about 10 years old, pay attention to detail and carefully plan each entry securing at least £30 a season along the way. Yep, wunderkid Josh Hirst 45 (9) really put his peers to shame by racking up the best total of the season (so far) and walking off with the £20 prize – “take a boo” young man!
“I felt the world stop turning”:
Feeling bad about a kid smashing you all over the place this week? How would you feel if if it was your son?! Why not ask Richard Hirst 5(0) who managed to make a bad week even erm, badder. One of the lowest scores ever recorded (I’m with the school of thought it’s harder to get 5 or under than 50+ in PAS!), vitriol & derision from his “syndicate” pals (Tricky is the first into the “High, err mean Low Five Club” Hall of Fame) and big rumours he asked Hirst Jnr to coach from the side for his imminent CL semi final 2nd leg…
Correct Score of the Week:
If you’re here, I salute you… – most popular score was C Palace 1 Ipswich 1 – 15 of us got that!
6 got the 4-0 at OT (phew!), Sean P / Stuart L / Tony S got Torquay Utd’s 0-0 v Southend and Josh H / Stuart L (again!) / Michelle F got Forest’s 0-0 against Blackpool. Stephen S / Jamie S / Tony M got the 3-1 in Sheffield.
Steve T got the 1-3 between the Saints and the Royals, Frankie F got the 5 pointer at Birmingham & Josh H (again!) got the bore draw Brentford v Notts Co.
Matt G got Tim 1 Jambos 2 and Josh H (again! again!) got Hartlepool 1 Chesterfield 2. However, this week’s best correct score and nearly new best correct score of the season for the second week running(!) goes to Rob Currin for his inspired Leeds 4 Peterboro 1.
Bet of the Week:
My hatred of Brighton is well documented and it’s just been ratcheted up several notches as they denied Clare T a clean sweep on the BotW. Six goals and they couldn’t even get one of them!!! Seaweed sc*m! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Table News:

“You catch me up I’ll take it slow”:
Nick Hogwood stays top now 10 points clear of Jack B who in turn is 1 correct score ahead of Jamie T in third as the scrap for prize places shapes up to be the most exciting for many a season… Matt G & Gareth M crash the Top Ten.
“Don’t leave me behind”:
Reda Allam stays bottom of the pile still only(?) fourteen points behind Vim G who in turn is five points behind Howard T…
“Forward’s the only way to go”:
Highest climber this week, up a whopping 32 places is Josh Hirst – honourable mentions go to Francesca F (+10), Stephen S (+11) and Tony S (+14).
“Stop in your tracks (where could I go?)”:
Falling furthest this week, down a whopping 15 places is Mark J Brown – dishonourable mentions go to Louise B (-10), Olly O (-11) and Richard H (-5).
PAS Champions League 2011/12:
Semi Final 2nd leg this week- all to play for in both ties! “Homers” – don’t forget your joker!
PAS Cup 2011/12:
Congrats to our two finalists who both went through quite comprehensively – full results attached. Losers – the money is on the way…
PAS Euro 2012:
In order to be invited to enter the PAS Euro 2012 (and pay a reduced entry fee of £10 for the whole tournament!) you will have to finish in the Top 16 after 13 weeks of play. Currently sneaking the last spot is… Cheshire’s Forrest Gump, Rowan Marriott.
PAS Champions League 2012/13:
In order to be invited to enter the PAS Champions League 2012/13 you will have to finish in the Top 32 after 13 weeks of play. Currently sneaking the last spot is… the Treasurer, Mark Seels.
And Another Thing:
Euro 12 qualification – a clarification!
If you finish in the Top 16 come end of play on Week 13, you will invited to play PAS Euro 12 for a mere £10 AND you will be “drawn” a team that will earn you 1pt for each goal they score in the tournament. If you finish outside the Top 16, you can still play, but it’ll cost you £15 and you obviously won’t be allocated a team to earn you extra points… there’s £100 in the pot already so well worth getting involved either way eh?!