Football season started this weekend and…

…Predict-A-Score will be back in your life at the end of September!

Bet you can’t wait eh? Well, start saving your pennies cos the obligatory 4,378 reminders will be winging their way over to you soon but until then, have a go on this…

Dream Team 2015-2016

“Stop enjoying the reality of the Ashes and Froome dominating the Tour de France, it’s time to start dreaming! Yes that’s right, the 2015-2016 is only a few weeks away. So, set yourself some time aside before August 8th (the entry deadline) to come up with the killer combination for 2015-2016. The format is the same but it doesn’t get any easier I’m afraid!

It’s still only £5 per entry so if you’re struggling to narrow your options down, you can always have 2 (or more) goes! And as usual, you are actively encouraged to pass it around to friends, family, work colleagues and pretty much anyone else – the more the merrier!

Oh yeah, before I go, I finally got around to do some analysis of the 2014-2015 season and it makes very interesting reading. James Wood won the overall competition with a seemingly impressive total of 3701 points. However, there were an incredible 192,784 combinations that would have beaten James! Some of which cost as little as £70,000 – the blindingly obvious choice of Stoke, Crystal Palace, WBA, Watford, Bournemouth, Brentford, Rochdale, Gillingham, Rochdale and Wycombe would have cost you £70K, netted you 3757 points, and won you £160! But the best possible combination would have been home and hosed before Easter, finishing with a massive 4583 points. That elusive combination? No Chelsea. No City. Not even Arsenal. The best possible combination of teams for the 2014-2015 season would have been Stoke, Swansea, Crystal Palace, Watford, Bournemouth, Brentford, Bristol City, MK Dons, Wycombe and Exeter. Food for thought …

At the other end of the table, Carole Williams finished bottom with 1591 points but I hope that this next paragraph will make her feel a bit better. Carole’s selection was actually only the 594,759th worst combination (and that is just for the combinations costing the full £100K!). Yes, that’s right, there were nearly 6 hundred thousand worse combinations than Carole’s. Or to put it another way, well over half a million! And what was the lowest of the low? It reads like a who’s who of underachievers and these clubs featured prominently in the managerial sacking speculation (and actuality) stakes for pretty much the entire season. Netting a pathetic total of 620 points were … Newcastle, Aston Villa, QPR, Wigan, Millwall, Blackpool, Crewe, Yeovil, Tranmere and Hartlepool.

Right, that’s it from me for now, time to get those football brains ticking over again …” – Pete Britton


If you want to get involved (and believe me you do!) email Pete ([email protected]) and ask him for an entry form!