PAS Lucky 13 Winter ’20 Week 1 round up

“Something to rub into this wound of a year…”



Oh man! It was all a dream, right? Right??! The chaos of a new world order had us in tailspin here at PAS HQ – and then some.

But we’re back!

I trust you’re all safe, well & COVID free – let’s keep it that way, please.

Meanwhile, Dan has had a birthday AND got engaged and is currently threatening to crash the Tour de France next year (@JulianF – PAS cycle tops perchance?!) and Dave has sluiced himself in every real ale known to man in 6 short (long) months…oh, and started running again after a particularly nasty knee knack.

Moi? I’m congratulating myself on my enforced absence from The Emirates & Granit effing Xhaka coinciding with me not actually being able to go anyway!

Here’s to Barca snaffling up our midfield general next summer…


So apologies for the lateness of this update – i’m still in shock at how good “Cobra Kai” was.

And, I’ve actually been in a  pub…and i’ve kinda forgotten how to do all this?

Would you Adam & believe it?!

Anyway, back to the now – as per usual, quite a lot of you clearly knew what I didn’t this week.


Best of the bunch?

Our own unstoppable machine, Paul Carter 38 (6) indie danced in front of the unlucky Reagon K courtesy of that correct score on Monday night, and left Pete H, Lee F & “Top Girl” Debbie L in his wake!

Those long days & nights of lockdown did you no harm at all, eh P?!

If you got 30 points or more this week, you were one of 9 – I’m in awe, you jammy…


So, congrats to Mr C, £20 winging it’s way back to you ASAP – always the best week to win innit!




Did you score more than Mr 2-0 this week?

Some of us only just managed it & 20 managed the same points or less than that this week.


Not as shocking as Chels though eh?! <smiley face>

Four players didn’t manage a correct score and 8 couldn’t muster up a measly 14 points!

One Gooner probably wishing he was still in Costa del Maguire is Rob Currin 7 (0).

A woeful start sees him at the bottom of the pile in the opening week – let me guess, this nu-football is all greek to you, right Roberto?



Correct Score of the Week:

I will never ever take a 0-0 for granted ever again…most popular score was Liverpool’s hard-press 3-1 win over us– 25(!) of youse got that!


Seventeen doffed a cap to Celtic’s 3-0 deconstruction of the beautifully kitted Hibs

7 revelled in the schadenfreude (yes, you Maupay!) of Bruno’s later than late late show at Brighton

Four celebrated the bore draw between Barnsley & Coventry. And I for one, bow to youse…



However, this week’s best correct score goes to Paul Carter for his I-know-all-about-proper-northern-outpost-matches inspired, Ross County 0 Aberdeen 3!



Bet of the Week:

So, we’ve failed quite spectacularly in the last few seasons on this – actually, we’ve always failed.


This year, we’re being brave and we’re gonna stick with it to see, with hope, how we go! Again…


Whoever is on the “Bet of the Week” position for the following week will be asked to provide a treble selection so we can place the allocated £3 for the bet.

The winnings will stay on that slot and collected by the lucky person residing there at the end of Week 13.

Got that? No?!


The person on 11th will make the selections for Week 2, the person on 33rd in Week 2 will make the selections for Week 3,the person on 45th in Week 3 will make the selections for Week 4 and the person on 65th in Week 4 will make the selections for Week 5 and back round again to 11th…yeah?!


So, Jason M, Paul H, Gary McC, Dom W & John J are all in joint 11th, but Jason Morris was 1st out the hat.

Jay, I need your 3 team treble by Friday please! No pressure son…




Table News:

It’s Week 1 – it is what it is! Click here for the full table.

Please be aware we may lose some players but we may gain some – so if you know anyone out there who wants to get involved, put them in touch! It’s never too late…and we’re soooooo close to that magical 100 player benchmark, so go get ’em people!


PAS Champions League Knockout Stages 2020/21:

As you’re well aware we had to postpone last season’s competition at the quarter final stage.

We’re carrying them over to Lucky 13 Spring ’21


George Triantafillou v Tony Morris

Mark Seels v Jerry Storer

Ben McKeown v Arthur Harrison

Ric Pardoe v Paul Carter




Dates for your (next year) diaries – PAS CL Weeks

Quarter Finals 1st leg – Week 3
Quarter Finals 2nd leg –  Week 6
Semi Finals 1st leg –  Week 9
Semi Finals 2nd leg – Week 12
Final – the merry month of May (‘21)


PAS Cup 2021:

As you’re well aware we had to postpone last season’s competition at the quarter final stage.

We’re carrying them over to Lucky 13 Spring ’21


Neil Templeton v Dan Hogwood

Pab v Tony Morris

Jason Morris v George Triantafillou

Rob Currin v Angelo Harrop




Dates for your (next year) diaries – PAS Cup Weeks

Quarter Finals – Week 5
Semi Finals – Week 10
Final – the merry month of May (‘21)




And Another Thing:

All the payments are in – cos you paid in January!

As the much missed (often maligned) PAS Poll is a distant memory, i’ll use this bit to publish good music things…

First up (as featured in the “links” this week) –

Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

Sault – Untitled (Rise)

Two amazing albums delivered already this year – go buy ’em kids, if you can afford it! (

Remember, Spotify is the devil…


You got a 2020 recommendation? Answers on a postcard (or if you’ve no stamps, send me an email)



Twitter is dead & so is Instagram – but we’ve got a What’s App group!

Wanna join?


Well, I send round reminders that you don’t have to check your email for.

Erm…some people are quite funny (some are annoying) & hopefully, we’ll get some good pics of away fans at games.

We will crush any “hilarious GIFs” though…

Plus, you can gloat when you land that 9 pointer in the 91st minute!

Email me over your number and i’ll add ya ([email protected])


Cheers & go wash your hands,