I won! I won! I won! I woooooooonnnnnnnnn! 30(5)Gedddddinnnnnn! Ahem. Sorry. The weekly win has taken me back from the dark-side where I was planning to do an Arfur Fowler and steal the Christmas money cos I can’t nick from meself can I?! Chelle, Christmas is back on luv, and you’ll be getting a pressie!
Gooner Title Hopes:
If getting the highest score is best in the last week, then getting the lowest is the worst. Joanne Gracie & Jazz Sian your 11(0) has cost you both dear I’m afraid to say!
Correct Score of the Week:
Would you Adam n Believe it?! Gary Blackburne has been in sparkling form the last few weeks and pulled out a plum with Boro 3 Spurs 3 for a massive 10 pointer that really helped consolidate his Top 10 finish AND he takes the “Best Correct Score of the Season” title too! Olly O was unlucky with his Norwich 3 Soton 1 scoreline….
Bet of the Week:
Nothing from Jazz S this week and just as well eh???! If you followed all the tips this season you would be around £50 up – not bad considering every other time we’ve tried this people have had to declare bankruptcy… Well done to all weekly winners.Tick. 9/10.
2005 Top 5’s etc:
We’ve had a great response to this and I shall publish the findings when I’m skiving at work in between Chrimbo and the New Year – thanks for all those who contributed!
Week 13 – The Final
OK, so the nerves were jangling and the Top 3 could only manage 37 points between them! However, Clare Nevin did enough to hold on and is deservedly crowned Champion for Winter 2005 – well done Clare, not only your debut but your the first girl to take the title – big up! Finishing fast and eight points behind in second was Dan Bushell who took full advantage of the blips, as did Stephen Peaston in third just one point behind.Special mention to Dan B who clocked up an impressive 52 correct scores and in PAS, that’s what you’re in it for! John Williamson slipped back to fourth after his worst score of the campaign and Neil Templeton made in Norn Ireland Top Ten (and household) double in 5th. Gary Blackburne has grabbed another £55 pounds in 6th to add to his winnings in Weeks 10 & 11 (and he’s got another fiver for the Best Correct Score). Simon Lindquist dropped one place to 7th and Matt “Stewards Enquiry” Worsfold held on to 8th place. I made my first appearance in the Top Ten at just the right time in 9th and Jazz Sian can take a crumb of consolation finishing in 10th spot after falling 7 places.
Elsewhere, Karl Chartres finally wins some money after seasons of trying by picking up the Spot Prize on 17th, Michelle “it’s a fix” Fernandez will hopefully by me a pressie with her earnings from Spot Prize 27th place and the man who only handed in 2 scoresheets all season justifies his apathy by scooping up the Spot Prize on number 42. Yes, you better read this Damian Duffy and claim your prize, otherwise I’m keeping it! Mr Kim Anthon finishes with the wooden spoon (and you do get one!) 10 points adrift of Ben McK.
Now for the real drama! As you’ve been aware all season, the aim was to finish in the Top 32 to qualify for the Cup competition next year (more on that below). It came down the correct scores in the end as 3 people finished on 278 points. Spare a thought for Danny A and more so, Joanne G who were ousted out by 2 and 1 correct scores respectively by Ahmed Amin, whose 37 correct scores saw him through – phew!
So thank-you all again for making this happen by taking part, getting your cheques in on time and submitting scores. An even bigger thank-you once again to Dave Nicklin who has made the administration here at PAS Towers 4 million percent easier with his IT magic (Dave has been made Honorary Board member and therefore is immune from not qualifying for any PAS competition).
Top 32 people you will be invited in due time to take part in next years PAS Spring season and Cup competition – those of you in the wilderness, I shall be in touch when we get to next September and start all over again although I may open up the Word Cup special to all comers (watch this space). If you finished just outside the 32, it’s not necessarily all over yet as some people may drop out and you’re next in the pecking order to be invited and step up. Better go now – prize winners will have their accounts credited this week or have a cheque put in the post…
Well, I may have seen Arsenal’s title hopes finally ended by those horrible, but rather good, West London rent boys and witnessed the normally clinical Jermain Defoe miss a sitter in the last few minutes to deny me £60 from the bookies, BUT any Coventry win, any draw or any QPR win (except 2-0 and 3-1) in Monday nights game will get me a £20 weekly win – luvvly!
2-0 will give to Neil T and 3-1, to his old mucker Olly O.
It’s all to play for in the prize positions as the top three are all currently having their worst week so far!
Bear with me for the final standings on Tuesday as it’s Christmas-parties-a-go-go and it may take me a few days to collate all the info and send it round – but it will be done before we break for Christmas.
As for next season’s PAS, it all kicks off with the Cup competition on weekend 6/7 January – so Top 32, be ready on your return to the office after Chrimbo!
As reported yesterday, any score bar 3-4 to Pompey would ensure Jazz Sian 38(6) his second weekly win of the season and continue his uncanny knack of winning money every season he’s been involved in PAS (do you know how much it hurts me giving Sp*rs fans our money??!). Well done Jazz, £20 to add to your PAS millions…
Un’appy ’Arry (Not fair penalty):
There’s never a good week to score the lowest, but getting the lowest score on the penultimate week is particularly not good. Mindy Norris 10(0) you should know better…
Correct Score Of The Week:
A handful got Sp*rs right and a trio got Sheff Utd’s 3-0. Clare N more or less cemented top slot with her Celtic 3-2 v Hibs, but this weeks correct score is MINE! Yep, I called Killy 2 Gers 3 and it’s taken a lo t not to take the “Best Correct Score of the Season” from Stephen “Toon” Peaston just out of spite. Grrrrr!
Bet Of The Week:
The Mackem was wrong and the Eagle was right – haven’t a clue what odds Toon were but I’m sure they we’re aggressive… if you’ve been following the tips you will be sitting pretty about £50-odd up. Up for the final week is Mr Sian and he owes us, doesn’t he kids?
With a 12 point buffer, Clare Nevin has it all to lose now in her bid to become “1st Girl Winner At A Football Game”. Male pride now rests on the shoulders of John W or a wonder week from those occupying 3rd to 6th place.
I’d like to say that a girl was propping up the table but Kim Anthon isn’t. A girl that is. Male pride now rests on the shoulders of Pam R who is falling fast and only 7 points from the wooden spoon slot.
Highest climber is, surprise surprise, Jazz Sian, up 10 places to 3rd. Other over-acheivers of note are Neil T (+9) on 10th, Danny A (+8) on 32nd, Ahmed A (+7) on 34th and Jim B (+6) on 43rd.
Furthest faller is, surprise surprise, Mindy Norris, down 9 places to 38th. Other under-acheivers of note are Darryl M (-4) on 12th, Dan McG (-4) on 14th, Tapiwa M (-5) on 19th and Richard L (-5) on 26th.
Karl C stays where he is on 17th, Jamie S (-2) on 27th and Damian D (+1) on 42nd. You need to finish next week where Danny A is at the moment (32nd), to qualify for an invitation to the Cup competition in 2006.
As pointed out yesterday, a West Ham win gave Joanne Gracie & Gary Blackburne 43(6) a share of the spoils this week, so a tenner each to youse two. That should cheer up a sad Mackem (a bit) and get a few more Palace Private Bar premium lagers for the Eagle. Well done – the weeks conclusion hasn’t excited me as much since I heard the rumours Thierry was off to Barca and the Arse then might buy someone who can provide a “Plan B” option so we can compete against the likes of Bolton…
More woe for the Wigan Manc – Martin Stafford limps in with a Pompey like 14(0).
Correct Score Of The Week:
If you didn’t get Man Yoo’s 3-0 your name is probably Martin or Jim or Mr 2-0…quite a few of you got Mansfield and Reading too, and a few less of us got the Celtic score right. Jazz S and Phil B got Coventry’s 3-1 v Plymouth. No one got Man City and if someone got Bolton, sorry, I didn’t bother to look… Stephen P still heads up the “Best Correct Score” with two weeks to run.
Bet Of The Week:
The rather “safe” (nee boring) single bet on Palace didn’t come off (I didn’t go near it, did you?) but if you have been following all the tips you’d still be about £60 up. Gary B gets to redeem himself and Joanne G can chip in too (will she back Sunderpants actually winning??!) for Week 12.
Looks like the rules will have to revised for future seasons of PAS as we’ve had a few cases of “blanket scoring” occuring this season. The idea of this is to actual predict the scores based on knowledge, guessing, luck or in some cases, a pair of dice (or is that die?). Playing the “numbers game” is not in the spirit of the game and will eventually render it null and void if it’s not nipped in the bud – so there, you’ve been warned! Oh yeah, I’m back in the employed (real) world as of next week (14th) but I will continue to run PAS off this e-dress. However, I will probably send “reminders” from work so i will furnish you with my work e-dress as and when so I can build up a distribution list.
Top 5’s Of The Year:
Keep the lists for top 5 singles and albums coming in please, we’ve got a nice little range so far – final lists on Week 13
Week 11 Table
Clare N is still “Girl On Top” but her lead is now down to 7 points ahead of John W in second – big movers into the Top 10 are Gary B up 9 to 6th and Matt W up 9 to 7th. Highest climber is Joanne G up 11 places to 28th – biggest faller is Week 9 winner Olly O down 10 places to 39th – other fallers of note are Tapiwa M (down 9 to 14th)Wayne C (down 7 to 16th) and Dave N (down 7 to 34th) – Karl C holds his position on Spot Prize 17th, the missus is down 2 to Spot Prize 27th and Phil B is up 6 to Spot Prize 42nd – Fred R is down 4 places to the Cup Qualification place on 32nd…
Up this week is Week 10 jammy g*t Gary “Palace” Blackburne…
£5 on the Palace @ around 8/13 should get you £8 in total back. It’s a no brainer against those schlags from down the road cos they’re two bob mate… down with the Brighton, you’re going down with the Brighton…
Personally I’d have put the money on AJ 1st scorer, but then what do I know…