After a break to hear from our sponsors and refresh squads, it was back to business for Period 2 of the Pundits Play-off Community Tournament. The atmosphere was ‘thick and fast’ in Matchweek 5 as the form book went out of the window, and some Managers were left regretting their benching decisions.
No such worries for Pirlo’s Pen; however, as he cast aside any concerns about the Manager of the Month curse and, having targeted A Whole Lawro B*llocks for special measures, duly guided Unbelievable Jeff FC to a 15-0 rout. Could this be the year that Chris Kamara finally swaps Pantomime for the Christmas No. 1 spot? As the man himself said ‘It’s so daft it’s almost stupid’.
The drama continued with The Keane 15’s call to war finally being stalled by the dashing blades from “15” Musketeers. Despite cleaning up in the H2Hs, Keano’s lower order had no answer to the swordplay of the Gallic dark horses, and the final scoreline was 800—783, which translates into a 9-6 loss.
When the recriminations start they might look back on their selection decisions; as could Brazil Nuts, who comfortably outscored Nirvana Scott Talent, but left their winning margin on the bench and so slumped to a 12-3 loss (812-807). Congratulations to Nirvana Scott Talent who, after spending most of Period 1 in the dance-off, finally hit the golden buzzer. Sadly, it’s a golden shower for Brazil Nuts.
The unfeasibly well-endowed Holly’s Hamsters continued their Viagra-like rise up the rankings with an emphatic 13-2 victory over WhenTheOwenGetsTough who, after a fast start, are now heading in the wrong direction. There was also plenty of blame to go around for the slumping Blame it on Rio squad, who were unable to match the energy of BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC and fell to a crushing 14-1 loss, their third in a row.
Back to Square Owen also lost their third successive match in a 15-0 whitewash by Slaven’s Ball-itch, who were all over them like a rash. As Michael himself could be heard lamenting ‘When they don’t score they hardly ever win.’
Slaven’s Ball-itch deserve extra credit for being the top scorers in Matchweek 5. Top chops for the highest individual score goes to PKWrona (Unbelievable Jeff FC) who score 83, with honourable mentions going to samjadam (Slaven’s Ball-itch) and CAPTAIN KAKAROTO (Blame it on Rio), who both scored 82.
So, its a scratch team that are setting the early pace in Period 2, but the usual suspects are hot on their heels.
Turning to Matchweek 6, this is what we have to look forward to:
- Unbelievable Jeff FC vs WhenTheOwenGetsTough
- Slaven’s Ball-itch vs Holly’s Hamsters
- Blame it on Rio vs A Whole Lawro B*llocks
- Brazil Nuts vs Back to Square Owen
- “15” Musketeers vs BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC
- The Keane 15 vs Nirvana Scott Talent
For those of you who have yet to master the scoring system, a reminder is available in this article.
MW6 DEADLINE FOR TEAM NOMINATIONS IS 10.30AM ON SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER.
Scoring on match days will be shown here.
Does Nirvana Scott Talent have what it takes to stop The Keane 15 getting back on track? Can “15” Musketeers take care of BSC Small Boys in the park? Can Unbelievable Jeff FC keep up their unbelievable form? And who will win the battle between Brazil Nuts/Back to Square Owen and Blame it on Rio/A Whole Lawro B*llocks for the last game on Match of the Day? Or as Lawro might say ‘A good advert for the cricket season’.
All will be revealed soon. As Andy Townsend once sagely opined ‘I think one of these teams can win this.’