DarrellSuper6 Results, Week 5
Jordan and Jase continue to set the pace in September, both predicting four correct results in a week where not one of us predicted a correct score, although there were some very close misses. That means the Manager of the Month is pretty much as was last week, with Jordan ahead of Jase only by courtesy of predicting one more correct score, whilst Jase is two ahead on results, giving them equal footing on twelve points each for the month.
Ken is three points adrift, not insurmountable by any means with two Saturdays left in this five-week month and Lesley just a further point behind on eight is not totally out of the running, either. Pat, for the third consecutive week in September picks up a solitary point whilst Micky D is only one point better off for the month on four. Both, you would say, would need a miracle to threaten for September’s manager of the month title.
In fact, Micky D must wish September would just blow through as he’s seen his safe second place in the league proper turn abruptly to fourth as Jase, behind him on ‘goal difference’ last week moves three points clear of him and Jordan leapfrogs him into third, registering sixteen and fifteen points respectively. Micky D’s thirteen points is just enough to keep Lesley at bay in fifth by a point on twelve, although her three points this week has moved her off joint bottom place with Pat, who now holds the wooden spoon spot on ten points.
Ken is still out in front in the league, though, his nineteen points seeing him three points clear of Jase and four of Jord, but that gap, which was five points at one stage, is slowly being eroded by the chasing two, who’ll be keen to resume their battle for Manager of the Month in Round 6 next week.
It’s pretty much an all Premier affair, with the exception being Leeds v Forest who make up the sixth fixture from The Championship as there are only five three o’clock kick-offs in the Barclay’s Premier League next Saturday.
Last week I predicted that Man City and Chelsea would find the going tough on their travels and how right that proved as both could only manage draws at Stoke and QPR respectively (I got the Chelsea draw right, but bottled it, predicting Man City would put five past Stoke – whoops!)
Benched: Peter Odemwingie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
But Chelsea have the chance to make amends next week as they’re at home to Stoke. Southampton will want to put the memory of their 6-1 hammering at The Emirates behind them as they host a Villa side relieved to have picked up three points in a 2-0 win against Swansea today.
The Baggies also came down to earth with a bump at Craven Cottage today and will want to make amends for their 3-0 doing at the hands of Fulham; the task will not be made easier against Reading next week as they’ll be without Peter Odemwingie (pictured), who’ll be serving a 3-match ban for kicking out at Sascha Riether and earning a straight red in today’s defeat.
Fixtures four and five contain three of the teams I fancy could be fighting it out to stay up at the end of the season. Sunderland have the long journey down the length of the east coast to West Ham and, travelling in the opposite direct, Fulham head up to the north west to face Wigan Athletic who performed such miracles earlier in April to avoid the drop last season. Fulham have the squad and experience to be threatening for Europe again, for sure; Sunderland, West Ham and Wigan, however, for my money at least, will be scrapping it out between them to stay in the top flight come May next year.
That’s enough waffle from me for another week; herewith, the week’s results and tables, at a glance:-
DarrellSuper6 Results Week 5 & League and M-o-M Tables