So, who won?
Well…a stalwart PASer who obviously took it upon himself to be less like his team this year – and my, how that decision has paid off!
He even had a mix of humility/temerity to let his machine-like weekly performances do the talking for him “on & off the pitch” by ACTUALLY getting involved in our What’s App group (erm, the rest of youse are all on that aren’t you?!)
It was a systematic, slowburn, calculated kinda season – where Man City recovered, ratcheted up & reeled in the title with certainty & consistency, our champion pretty much did just the same!
One newbie player kinda threatened to win it this season. The reigning champ hovered in & around…
And one bettered his correct scores tally.
But, to be fair, it sort’ve went to the final week…
Our “Spring” champ started in a mid-table place and basically built the whole season from there…
That 35th place in Week 1 was only one of two low points of a fabulous campaign. Week 2, it was up to 12th, then to the lowest ebb of 39th in Week 3 and for Week 4, a massive leap into the Top Ten at 6th.
And there he stayed with the next two weeks up to 5th & 4th respectively!
A jump to 2nd.
And so began a cat & mouse tussle for top spot. Weeks 7 & 8 were spent ensconced in that runner up spot, reaching the summit in Week 9, staying there for another week, before a wobble in Week 11going back down to 2nd.
Week 12 it was back on top, to then go on and claim his first title…
So, be upstanding lords, ladies & gents and doff your Stussy bucket hats to Charlie Harris 343 (48) – He. Is. A. Winner!
Alice Levine, Garry Birtles, Vicky McClure, Sleaford Mods, Jermaine Jenas, Samantha Morton, Jake Bugg, Shane Meadows (can you get him involved next season, Chas?!!) & Rebecca Addlington, put your lace doilies down & let the Shipstone’s flow – yourn boy is a proper football fossneck! Whack that on a cob, mi duck!
Mr H won by a well measured 6 points from the gallant debutant, Pete Clarke, in second place.
Pete’s spent all but 2 weeks in the Top Ten and four top the pile! In any other season…
Anyway, at least he finished seven points ahead of the now deposed champ Danny Ashworth in third place. Imagine if he won it back to back???!
* shudders *
Ryan Graves was back from the dead only 1 point behind in 4th continuing his recent improved showings following last season’s disappointment of 33rd…
Another point further back, Lee Ford reflects on a fine season by finishing in fifth spot with Jack Buxton, after a reminder from his dad, just behind in 6th by virtue of 4 points.
In seventh heaven was the resurgent Peter Morley – a big upgrade on last season’s 20th…and way more profitable!
Continuing a rich seam of prize-winning form, Darrel Shannan scooped 8th place (and I managed to spell his name right too!), a correct score amount of points ahead of Cup Finalist Jason Morris in 9th (feeling light headed being the “Syndicate” top boy this year, Jase?!)
The staunch Red just edged out the staunch (light) Blue & perennial prize money botherer Pete Britton, by just 1 correct score, in 10th…
A mere 1 point & 7 places separated our new champion from Patricia Fernandez 217 (25) in Week 1!
Actually, that’s worth thinking about…
My mum never really recovered from there either. Down to 49th, then to 67th, further down again to 97th, before a flurry of good form in Week 5 & 6 at 88th and 84th! Whooo!
A slip down to 93rd followed – then briefly up to 91st in Week 8.
And then she started on the slippery slope to secure yet another wooden spoon…93rd, 95th, 96th and finally bottom in Week 12, sealing her fate for the final week.
Mr 2-0, Dan H & Gary B made gallant efforts over the season to save Trisha’s blushes, but…
Ok, YOU have finished on these positions AND you HAVE won those prizes!
Tony Morris on 11th, Neil Meredith on 12th, Simon Buxton & George Triantafillou on 17th, Olly Osmond on 23rd, Reagon Karki on 30th, Paul Carter on 33rd, Nick Hogwood on 39th, Bijay Lama on 42nd, Nick Woodward & James Challinor on 45th, Rich Lee on 49th, Paul Smith on 54th, Simon Lindquist on 57th, Jerry Storer on 65th, Rob Currin on 67th, Andy Chesworth on 71st, Hira Yonzan on 78th, Lewis Marriott on 83rd, Samantha Pillet on 89th and Mr 2-0 on 97th.
click here to view the full table & to see how much you won!
*** all prize money (less your PAS Euro ’21 entry fee!) will be winging its way over this week – promise! Look out for that Monzo link notification on email!***
PAS Champions League 2020/21:
The final between Tony Morris & Paul Carter will conclude on May 31st 2021…
Tony Morris 4 (0) – 3 (0) Paul Carter
Tony Morris – (-) – – (-) Paul Carter – Part One
Tony Morris 4 (0) – 3 (0) Paul Carter – Part Two (CL Cup Final – May 29th)
Definitely all to play for!
PAS Cup 2021:
The final between Jason Morris & Neil Templeton will conclude on May 31st 2021…
Jason Morris 28 (7) – 9 (3) Neil Templeton
Jason Morris 8 (1) – 3 (0) Neil Templeton – Part One
Jason Morris 20 (7) – 6 (3) Neil Templeton – Part Two (FA Cup Final – May 15th)
All to play for! I think..
PAS Euro 2021
Yep, all season I’d flagged this as Top 32 to qualify but I only realised in Week 13 that there’s only 24 teams in the Euros!
Congratulations to Paul Henshaw for sneaking the last spot (by 3 correct scores!) for entry to PAS Euro 2021.
The Top 24 have qualified and the big draw will take place really soon (with Frankie presenting a What’s App video thingy…)
This competition is still open to everyone but the Top 24 will have a team allocated to them and they will benefit from every goal that team scores adding a point to their tally…and a point for every round progressed!
Oh and it’s £10 all in. For everybody.
And you really do want to get involved in this, as the Top 32 will qualify for…
PAS Champions League Group Stages 2021-22!!
Other little bits
Martin Stafford picked up an additional £10 for getting the Best Weekly Score of the Season in Week 7 – 62 (9)
Julian Fernandez picked up £5 for getting the Best Correct Score of the Season by guessing – Derby County 3 Sheffield Wednesday 3.
Thanks again to all for taking time and bothering to play, we couldn’t do it without you!
And a final big thank you to Dave N & Dan H for providing all the behind the scenes techky stuff to enable another great (relatively glitch free!) season…
See you in June and then September PASers.
Cheers, and enjoy a double dosed Covid-free summer!