A very brief round-up this week, as I’ve left it a tad late, even for me.
A much better performance all around, in general – all but two of us getting at least one correct score, as well as a few results the right way. But the star of this week has to be Pat, who got three scores bang on the money and a further correct result to give her a weekly total of ten points, the best performance of the week, month and season to date.
In fact, if she hadn’t had such a poor start to September, picking up a solitary point in each of the first three weeks, she may well be in contention for the league lead, if not Manager of the Month. Indeed, both have a completely different look this week, everyone taking advantage of the fact that neither Ken nor Jord managed to pick a correct score out of the hat.
The league proper has become incredibly tight at the top. Ken, who started the month five points clear, is now just a solitary point ahead of Jase (22 & 21 points respectively), the only real difference being the fact that he scooped the golden goal today, changing from his usual ‘sixth’ minute to a timely ninth minute prediction, which came good thanks to Steven Fletcher‘s opener for Sunderland at Upton Park, where the Scottish striker came up against a West Ham team that named Matt Jarvis on the bench, both players preferring transfers to the Premier League where they were last season with Wolves, rather than help the Molineux Men win promotion back from the Championship this season.
Pat’s 10-point haul today has seen her shoot up to third, just a point further back from Jase, taking her total for the season to 20 points – amazing that half of that tally has come from today’s predictions alone. Jord had as disappointing a week as Ken, only picking up two points to see him slip off the pace; he shares joint fifth with Micky D on 19 points, the difference being that D’s technically ahead virtue of the fact he’s predicted one more correct result. It could have looked a lot worse for Lesley, too, with her joint-bottom partner Pat having shot up the table. But a correct score and two other correct results see her keep in touch just two points behind Mick and Jord on 17.
The Manager of the Month table has, at last, a look of definition to it, too, going into the final week. For the last three weeks Jase and Jord have been inseparable, only Jord’s superior correct result keeping him ahead. But a poor performance by Jord, with Jase correctly guessing that the Albion would sneak past Reading 1-0 as well as predicting two other correct results, sees that advantage disappear and Jase open up a two point gap to lead the September Manager of the Month with 17 points.
A further two points back from Jord come both Les and Pat on 13 each for the month, Pat above Lesley given her correct score tally. Ken’s a point back on 12 in fifth and Micky D, who picked up his first correct result of September today guessing that the aforementioned West Ham v Sunderland game would end 1-1, brings up the rear on 9.
But all is not lost, for anyone really, this September. If anyone other than Jase has a ten-pointer like Pat did today, the favourite for this month’s Manager of the Month going into the final week may yet be denied. And with neither Villa nor Albion featuring in the fixtures next Saturday – they go head-to-head in the local derby at four o’clock on Sunday – no one’s predictions will be swayed by loyalty. It could make for an interesting finale.
For next week’s Super 6 fixtures, 29th September, click here.
- DarrellSuper6, results week 1 (getthetwatson.wordpress.com)
- DarrellSuper6 – Results Week 2 (getthetwatson.wordpress.com)
- DarrellSuper6, Results Week 3 & First Round Cup (getthetwatson.wordpress.com)
- darrellsuper6 results week 4 (getthetwatson.wordpress.com)
- darrellsuper6 – results week 5 (getthetwatson.wordpress.com)