So, who won?
Well…a PAS stalwart who has, let’s say, been very much in the shadows since his PAS Cup & PAS World Cup victories back in the day (we won’t mention the “spoon”). One who obviously took it upon himself to be more like 2005 Delia rather than Daniel 2022…and my, how that decision has paid off!
He let his “this-is-how-to-win-a-league-title” weekly performances do the talking for him “on the pitch” as he’s yet to get involved on our What’s App group (tbf, he does run a very readable music “blog” so probably waaay too busy…) and give it some stink eye to The Arse like is the want of everyone on there <rolls eyes>
It was really close, compacted, Covid-free (sort’ve) unfathomable collection of results type of season – whilst Man City just got over the line to the title (CL qualification is overrated btw…) with drama & consistency in the (non) real world, our champion pretty much sung the same (Spursy) tune of “them lot” to his own victory!
A few players kinda threatened to win it, but…
To be honest, it was a case of slowly slowly catchy monkey…and when he was caught, he was held in a vice like grip!
Our “Spring” champ started the season at a CL qualifying comfy 30th, then dropped(!) to 33rd, then climbed to 25th in Week 3.
Week 4 he was knocking on the Top Ten door in 11th only to have it slammed in his face, jettisoned to a season low 34th spot. Blimey…
The climb began again, going up to 27th in Week 5 and then back up to 11th the week after.
This time the door opened, and he swept into 2nd before dropping back to 4th in Week 9
Week 10 saw the rise to the summit. And there he stayed, doggedly keeping all challengers at bay to take the title…
So, be upstanding lords, ladies & gents and doff your caps to Ben Hogwood 354 (48) – He. Is. A. Winner!
Bravo Benjamin – Jeremy Goss, Steven Fry, Olivia Coleman, Cathy Dennis and Kevin Keelan have all sent telegrams of congratulations…
Uncle Ben won by a comfortable 7 points from the omnipresent Pete Britton, in second place.
And he finished two points ahead of a fabulous debut from John Nunns in third spot.
Neil Meredith was a further 1 point behind in the not too shabby 4th berth, with Andy Fowler 3 points shy in 5th, both proudly flying the “Top Scouse Season, Red or Blue” banner together for once… : )
Just two points further back, Anders Hoglund can reflect on a rare season at such great heights finishing in sixth spot – and keeping it Swedish, Simon Lindquist followed up in 7th just another 1 point behind.
In eighth place (only 2 points back) was “First Lady” Kate Slee, further endorsing & repping “Girl Power!”.
Dan Wayman was another three points behind in 9th.
And not unlike Citeh, Andy Chesworth just edged out PAS Old skooler Jamie Sellers courtesy of a correct score in 10th…a most excellent season Andrew!
Only 14 points, but 44 places, separated our new champion from Patricia Fernandez 220 (19) in Week 1!
Starting in 74th, my mum never really recovered.
Like a model run to wooden spoon legend, it was then to 78th, next down to 84th, down again to 87th then the final drop to 9oth in Week 5!
And there she stayed, peering up to (but not quite getting on the tails of) the likes of Tim P, grandson Greg F, Will O and Joanne McK…
Week 12 saw a sliver of hope when she climbed to 88th and left a fighting chance to NOT collect the spoon!
And then, the final fall…securing the wooden spoon for an unprecedented third time.
What was that?
The Board will commission a gold spoon to mark this historic occasion!
Ok, YOU have finished on these positions AND you HAVE won those prizes!
Jason Morris on 13th, Jazz Sian on 17th, Norman Lee on 23rd, Ric Pardoe & Dan Clarke on 27th, Chris Webber on 33rd, Moi (yay!) on 39th, Paul Carter on 42nd, Sam Arora on 45th, Bijay Lama on 56th, Neil Templeton on 57th, Reagon Karki on 60th, Lee Ford on 65th, Hira Yonzan on 71st, Eddie Osborne on 83rd, and Tim Payne on 88th – small victories kids, but victories just the same!
click here to view the full table & to see how much you won!
*** all prize money will be winging its way over by the end of this week – promise! Look out for that Monzo link notification on email!***
PAS Champions League 2021/22:
The final between Andrew Chesworth & Richard Hirst concluded with “Part Two” on May 29th 2022…
Andrew Chesworth 42 (8) – 25 (3) Richard Hirst
Andrew Chesworth 30 (4) – 18 (1) Richard Hirst – Part One
Andrew Chesworth 12 (4) – 7 (2) Richard Hirst – Part Two
Congrats to our new CL Cup holder – Andy, you are the Real of PAS!
PAS Cup 2022:
The final between Mark Seels & Matthew Murphy concluded on May 29th 2022…
Mark Seels 23 (5) – 29 (5) Matthew Murphy
Mark Seels 17 (1) – 25 (3) Matthew Murphy – Part One
Mark Seels 6 (4) – 4 (2) Matthew Murphy – Part Two
Congrats to our new Cup holder – Maffew, you are the Liverpool of PAS!
PAS Champions League 2022/23 Group Stages
Congratulations to Justin Corliss for sneaking the last spot (by one point!) for entry to PAS Champions League 2022/23 Group Stages.
The Top 32 have qualified and the big draw will take place when the real one does (Frankie is talking about a live Instagram thingy or something…)
Other little bits
Simon Lindquist picks up £10 for getting the Best Weekly Score of the Season in Week 1 – 47 (6)
Greg Fleming picked up £5 for getting the Best Correct Score of the Season – Nottingham Forest 5 Swansea City 1.
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 August PASers.
Cheers, and enjoy your summer…
But remember, it’s a World Cup Christmas!