The Christmas period proved to be as frantic as ever. There were
plenty of turkeys (see loon of the week) and a couple of stuffings,
namely Spurs and Man Utd. Midlands duo Aston Villa and Coventry supplied
the surprises, proving it’s better to give than to receive.
The proud recipients of our roll-over Football Crazy polo shirts are
freelance writer Simon Goffen, who amassed an unstoppable 82 points, and
John Revill of Oral-B, who was runner-up with 70 points.
Simon can raise a glass to Steve McManaman, who scored and provided two
goals, and his Liverpool counterpart, Michael Owen. Darren Huckerby
deserves a mention for his Christmas cracker against Man Utd, which
exonerated some earlier wayward play.
Loon/turkey of the week goes to Leicester’s Steve Walsh for his
fantastic lob at Arsenal. Unfortunately, it was past his stranded
keeper, Kasey Keller. Big Duncan Ferguson gets our player of the week
award for his hat trick against struggling Bolton.
With the advent of the FA Cup, we added the match involving Southampton
and Chelsea on December 29 to the scoring to complete the Christmas
Once again, Brendan McElroy of Boots has pipped Martin Drewe of Pitman
Publishing in the race for the overall title. Mark Golledge of Team
Marketing Communications has them in his sights.
This week’s player scores are on page 42. You can also visit the
Marketing Web site at www.marketing.haynet.com for up-to-date scores and
The top teams - weeks 16 and 17
Score Team Name Manager Company Location
1 82 The Apprentices Simon Goffen Freelance London
2 70 Jokers FC John Revill Oral-B Isleworth
3= 69 Fruit & Veg Mark Horton Northcliffe London
3= 69 Old Kirkpatrick Fraser Murray Robert McBride Manchester
5 66 Sperm Whale FC Al & Jonty c/o Gareth Macclesfield
6 65 First Past The Peter White Royal Mail Oxford
7 64 L’Homme Fatal Geena Bolger EMO Swindon
8= 62 Bob’s Babes Rob Cope Staniforth PR Manchester
8= 62 Table Toppers Kevin Wright Vileda LP Rochdale