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Latest statement from Robbie Cowling
at 17:39 16 Jun 2021

It is regarding ticket sales for the season ahead. Also mentions about a couple more signings before you have read the statement.

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2021/june/club-statement---202122-tickets/
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Happy League 2021/22 Plans for the season ahead
at 20:30 8 Jun 2021

I am proposing to make a few changes to the Happy League for the 2021/22 season. You are probably thinking if it is not broken then don't fix it. I can understand that, but the two changes to present competitions are only small ones. The main change is not really a change, it is a proposal for a new competiton.

I will start with the new competition. Last season when we had a lot of postponements, mainly due to Covid, and then bad weather on top, we had a 16 game week to make up for the lost fixtures. It was suggested at the time it would be good to have a 6 game midweek one instead. I was in favour of this if the situation arose again. It was this suggestion where the idea came for this proposed new competition.

Happy Midweek League Cup 2021/22 This would be a competition for midweek games only, mainly from the League. The format would be to have one league for all members, and then after so many games the top eight would play in a knockout competition. I will need to wait until the fixtures come out on 24th June to see how many weeks have midweek fixtures. The aim is to have 100 fixtures at the league stage, 10 weeks of 10 fixtures, and then 10 fixtures for each round at the KO stage. Fixtures aim to be two or three weeks apart to give plenty of time to post. There will be a prize for the winner.

Happy League 2021/22 No change here. Premier will still have 12 members, with all other members making up Division One. Hopefully this will be back to a 38 Week season again. Whatever happens there will still be 280 games to the season.

Happy Cup 2021/22 A change here. It is proposed this competition is going back to its original format of being just a knockout one. Replays will also return for any drawn games. This is mainly being done because the proposed midweek competition will be a league format to start with, the same as the Happy Cup recently.

Super Cup 2022 It is proposed for this to replace the Charity Shield. It will still have the same qualifiers as the Charity Shield, with an additional four added. This will be for the Premier Champion, and 2nd, 3rd, 4th finishers, Division One Champion and Runner-up, Happy Cup Winner and Happy Midweek League Cup Winner. I thought it was time the Division One Champion and Runner-up was rewarded in some way, and this is it. Just like the Charity Shield this competition will take place at the end of the season at the same time as the Division One play-offs.

These are only proposals, and I would welcome any comments. If you want things to stay as they are, or don't think we need another competition, then that is fine with me.
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Will you win a matchworn shirt?
at 23:15 4 Jun 2021

The draw to win a matchworn shirt from the U's win against Southend United will go ahead live at 7pm on Wednesday 9th June.

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2021/june/shirt-draw-news/
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Col U TV
at 23:10 4 Jun 2021

Colchester United will launch Col U TV on Wednesday 9th June.

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2021/june/col-u-tv/
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Happy League 2020/21 Season round-up
at 23:25 1 Jun 2021

Games being played behind closed doors One of the big debates last season was the effect of playing in empty stadiums. Has it made any difference?

29.5% of all games over the past 10 seasons have ended in an away win. During the 2020/21 season, however, this has risen to 32.7%. For the first time since it began, the English Premier League had more away wins than home wins. This has not happened in any other league though, so perhaps an anomaly.

What effect did it have on the Happy league? Perhaps some, but not a lot. As can be seen from the data below, that covers the seven seasons of my administration, there were more aways wins than most seasons. But they came mainly at the expense of draws, that were at a seven season low, rather than home wins. It was not influenced by what happened in the Premier League, as we only had 38 of the 300 games from that division, and they finished with 18 home wins, 12 away wins, and the other 8 ending in draws. The 2015/16 season is certainly a Happy League anomaly. Not sure why. I can only assume it was because a lot of away teams were favourites to win their games.

2014/15 Home wins 131 (43.67%) Away wins 94 (31.33%) Draws 75 (25%)
2015/16 Home wins 107 (35.66%) Away wins 119 (39.67%) Draws 74 (24.67%)
2016/17 Home wins 129 (43%) Away wins 91 (30.33%) Draws 80 (26.67%)
2017/18 Home wins 138 (46%) Away wins 88 (29.33%) Draws 74 (24.67%)
2018/19 Home wins 123 (41%) Away wins 94 (31.33%) Draws 83 (27.67%)
2019/20 Home wins 126 (42%) Away wins 97 (32.33%) Draws 77 (25.67%)
2020/21 Home wins 124 (41.33%) Away wins 105 (35%) Draws 71 (23.67%)

The Results There is no doubt about the top result this season, with the 1-0 getting 13 more than the nearest chalenger the 1-1. This was only the second time in my seven seasons this result has come out on top, and 42 is the highest season score for that result. On the other side of the cioin the 29 for the 1-1 was the worst season for that result. Usually predicting one score all games would never win you anything. It was an exception this season, because predicting every game to end 1-0 would have got you 206 points, and enough to win either league. The thing to stand out with the other results is the disappointing return on predicting games to end 0-2. I think it just goes to prove away teams are happy to hold on to what they have got when they score first. We have had a lot of experince of that with the U's home and away.




Honours List for the 2020/21 season

Premier Champion mfb_cufc Runner-up basher2010
Happy Cup Winner Lewis_1 Runner-up ghughes11
Charity Shield Winner Lewis_1 Runner-up basher2010
Champions League Winner concordman Runner-up Daniel
Division One Champion unitedwhites Also promoted concordman and ghughes11

This how the leagues look for the 2021/22 season (In alphabetical order)




Details for the new season will be out at the beginning of July. In the meantime enjoy the Euro 2020.
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John McGreal
at 16:19 24 May 2021

Is the strong favourite to be the next Swindon manager. Ironically Paul Tisdale is clear second favourite for the job.

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/sport/19324045.ex-colchester-united-boss-john-mcg
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HL 2019/20 Charity Shield & Div One Play-off Finals Deadline Mon 17 May 18.0
at 15:25 10 May 2021

Semi-final Results

CARDIFF CITY 1 ROTHERHAM UNITED 1
DERBY COUNTY 3 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 3
CAMBRIDGE UNITED 3 GRIMSBY TOWN 0
CRAWLEY TOWN 1 BOLTON WANDERERS 4
EXETER CITY 1 BARROW 1
MORECAMBE 2 BRADFORD CITY 0
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 3
SALFORD CITY 3 LEYTON ORIENT 0
SOUTHEND UNITED 1 NEWPORT COUNTY 1
TRANMERE ROVERS 0 COLCHESTER UNITED 0


Over the years these end of season semi-finals and finals have proved really difficult to find those important 3 pointers, and this season was no different, with six games failing to producing one, and the other four managing to get eight. The 31 outcomes did help to give everyone a reasonable score, with the days top scorer blueeagle getting six to go with the Southend 1-1 spot-on, to give him an excellent 9 points.

Charity Shield Semi-finals

mfb_cufc 7 (1) Lewis_1 8 (2)

They both had the Morecambe 2-0 spot-on, but getting 3 points for the Cambridge 3-0 wins it for Lewis_1.

basher2010 8 (2) Sector4 6 (1)
Having the Cambridge 3-0 spot-on was a good effort from Sector4, but getting the Morecambe 2-0 spot-on, to go with his earlier Cardiff 1-1 spot-on wins it for basher2010.

Division One Play-off Semi-finals

blueeagle 9 (1) durham_exile 5

The top scoring performance from blueeagle takes him through to the final, where he hopes to get promoted at the third time of asking.

BFG 6 ghughes11 6 (1)
In what was the days closest game, an impressive six outcomes for BFG, but an unfortunate defeat for him, as ghughes11 gets the same number of points, but has that vital 3 pointer with the Morecambe 2-0, and goes through on the most 3 pointer rule.

Charity Shield Final

Lewis_1 v basher2010

Division One Play-off Final

blueeagle v ghughes11


These are one off games, no replays. The usual tie-breaker rules apply, most 3 pointers, and then more importantly the first to post. All fixtures to be predicted at the same time. Finally, no more than four scores the same as your opponent, please.

The Finals Fixtures To keep the suspence going they will be over four days, with games from the Premier League and the EFL play-off semi-final 1st legs. DEADLINE MONDAY 17TH MAY 18.00

AFC BOURNEMOUTH v BRENTFORD (Mon 18.00)
BARNSLEY v SWANSEA CITY (Mon 20.15)
SOUTHAMPTON v LEEDS UNITED (Tues 18.00)
OXFORD UNITED v BLACKPOOL (Tues 18.00)
NEWPORT COUNTY v FOREST GREEN ROVERS (Tues 20.15)
EVERTON v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (Wed 18.00)
NEWCASTLE UNITED v SHEFFIELD UNITED (Wed 18.00)
LINCOLN CITY v SUNDERLAND (Wed 18.00)
WEST BROMWICH ALBION v WEST HAM UNITED (Wed 20.15)
TRANMERE ROVERS v MORECAMBE (Thurs 18.00)

Good luck everybody.

There will updates on how things are going in the two finals throughout the four days.

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HL 2020/21 Charity Shield & Div. One Play-off Semi-finals Deadline Sat 12.30
at 09:45 2 May 2021

Charity Shield Semi-finals

mfb_cufc v Lewis_1
basher2010 v Sector4

Division One Play-off Semi-finals

blueeagle v durham_exile
BFG v ghughes11


These are one off games, no replays. The usual tie-breaker rules apply, most 3 pointers, and then more importantly the first to post. Finally, no more than four scores the same as your opponent, please. DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE IS 12.30

The Fixtures 10 games that involve teams fighting relegation in the Championship, and promotion in League 2.

CARDIFF CITY v ROTHERHAM UNITED (12.30)
DERBY COUNTY v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (12.30)
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v GRIMSBY TOWN
CRAWLEY TOWN v BOLTON WANDERERS
EXETER CITY v BARROW
MORECAMBE v BRADFORD CITY
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v FOREST GREEN ROVERS
SALFORD CITY v LEYTON ORIENT
SOUTHEND UNITED v NEWPORT COUNTY
TRANMERE ROVERS v COLCHESTER UNITED

Good luck everybody.
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The Final Tables
at 22:33 1 May 2021

Week 34 Results

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 COVENTRY CITY 1

Huddersfield ensured their Championship survival with this draw. Only 2 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.

ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1
Lewis Wing gave Rotherham's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Championship a huge lift with a precious equaliser. Surprisingly no points for anyone from this game, with 13 predicting a win for each team.

SWANSEA CITY 2 DERBY COUNTY 1
Derby's fight to stay in the Championship will go to the final day of the season after Swansea came from behind to beat them with their only 2 shots on target. 4 got this spot-on, and a further 19 had the outcome.

FLEETWOOD TOWN 1 MILTON KEYNES DONS 1
Substitute Charlie Brown rescued a point for MK Dons, as their three-match winning run came to an end, and faint play-off hopes were finally extinguished. Just 2 had this spot-on, and 1 more got the outcome.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 SUNDERLAND 3
Sunderland get a first win in eight as they secured their League One play-off place against 10-man Plymouth. 3 got this spot-on, and another 19 had the outcome.

SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 OXFORD UNITED 3
Oxford came from behind to win and take the League One play-off race to the final day of the season. Nobody had this spot-on, but 20 did get the outcome.

BARROW 1 SOUTHEND UNITED 2
Southend have been relegated from the Football League for the first time in 101 years despite coming from behind to win. Only 2 got this spot-on, and 4 more had the outcome.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 TRANMERE ROVERS 1
Second-half goals from Josh Davison and an Aaron Collins' penalty pushed 10-man Forest Green back into the League Two play-offs. 6 had this spot-on, and a further 5 got the outcome.

MANSFIELD TOWN 4 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1
Dominant Mansfield leapfrogged free-scoring Oldham in the League Two table with their own flurry of goals. Nobody got this spot-on, though 12 did have the outcome.

NEWPORT COUNTY 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN 0
Newport need a point in their final game to seal a play-off place after edging leaders Cheltenham. 3 had this spot-on, and 3 also got the outcome. 14 predicted a win for Cheltenham with 10 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

Once again thank you everyone for your very kind comments, they are all very much appreciated. It has been a tough season at times with Covid causing a number of games to be postponed. Fortunately I have more time these days to keep on top of things. I in turn would like thank you all for your participation, as I could count the total number of missed weeks on one hand, which must be some kind of record.

We went into the final week of the season with a number of issues still to be decided, In an afternoon of fluctuation fortunes, when just like last week, there was a number of late goals, the Premier title went one way then the other. In the end it was mfb_cufc who held onto the 3 point lead he held before play, and he wins his fourth Premier title. It is the one I am most proud of as I had to get my highest ever points total to do it, and the competition is the highest it has ever been in the Premier. In congratulating unitedwhites on winning Division One, that takes me in to the wekks most outstanding performance, as it came from him. On a week that was not easy to find 3 pointers, he incredibily had four, the wins for Swansea, Southend, Forest Green and Newport, and two outcomes to make him the weeks top scorer with an absolutely brilliant 14 points. Those 3 pointers gave him 39 for the season, and enabled him to equal the record number of them for a season. Two members did well to have three 3 pointers, they were wessex_exile, who had the wins for Sunderland and Southend with the Fleetwood 1-1, and Pinault_Noir, who got the wins for Swansea, Sunderland and Forest Green. They both also had three outcomes, to give them a brilliant 12 points each. Best of the rest was Daniel, who got the Huddersfield 1-1 and the Swansea 2-1 spot-on, and four outcomes to give him an excellent 10 points.

In the Premier Five outcomes were enough for mfb_cufc to maintain his 3 point lead, and give him the title, as basher2010 could only match his 5 points, that included having the Huddersfield 1-1 spot-on, and finish a very honourable second, in his first season in the Premier. Thanks to the 96th minute goal from Tranmere, Sector4 got the Forest Green 2-1 spot-on, that enabled him grab the final Charity Shied spot at the death. Very unfortunate for sevebalo, as he lead the division for 15 weeks at different times in the season, but had to settle for fourth in the end. The excellent week for Daniel moved him up a couple of places, to finish a repectable fifth, after spending a majority of the season in the bottom half. After spending most of the first 29 weeks in the bottom three RSCOSWORTH will be satisfied with a sixth place finish. After winning the last two titles noah4x4 did go top in Week 8, but for the most part the hat-trick was always just eluding him, and he finishes seventh. After his promotion Blue4U2 was never higher than fourth, but only in the bottom three twice, so a good season of consolidation for him in eighth. After spending most the season in the top half, and even 3 weeks at the top, TheFatGooner suddenly dropped into the bottom three in Week 29, and stayed there for four weeks, before a decent Week 33 saved him from the drop. Not so lucky was thrillseeker, who had a similar profile, and in fact lead for 8 weeks at certain times, and had the misfortune to only drop into the bottom three in Week 33, and a first relegation. Has to be one of the favourites for a quick return. In the bottom three since Week 11, gerry_us and Tropical_Us were both unfortunate the division was of such a high standard, and they have the ability to make a quick return. To show the strength of the league this season, in the 2015/16 season ethicsgirl won the title with 169 points, and in the last six seasons 165 points would have got you a top half finish.

In Division One The absolutely brilliant week from unitedwhites took him through to the magic 200 points, and equal the record for a number of 3 pointers in a season, to give him the title. This is the first time he has taken the lead this season, but certainly the right time. After leading since Week 10 concordman has to settle for the other automatic spot, and just fails to have a title double for the brothers. But that will add spice to the Premier next season competing against mfb_cufc. Two spot-ons for blueeagle, the 2-1 wins for Swansea and Forest Green, consolidated his third place for the second season running, and a play-off spot for the third season in a row. Up a place into fourth is BFG, as he makes the play-offs for the second time since his relegation four seasons ago. Early season leader ghughes11 is down to season low fifth place, but he still makes the play-offs for the first time. In the final play-off spot is durham_exile, who will be looking to make it third time in the play-offs, as one the Happy League's original members, looks to get back to the Premier. Even though he did spend 6 weeks in the top six, burnsieespana was always struggling to stay there, and just fell short in seventh. Cup winner Lewis_1 did have a couple of weeks in the top six, but spent most of the season no higher than eighth, and that is were he finished. He still has more chance of honours though, in the end of season Charity Shield. After spending the first 18 weeks of the season in the top six, wessex_exile had a disappointing second half to the season, but came back with a bang this week, and his brilliant performance showed he still has it to be involved at the top again next season. Playing catch-up is always hard in the Happy League as GOSBTS found out after his slow start. He had 3 pointers to match the top six, but always had too much to do making the play-offs. In what we have found is to be their last season, TheHappyGooner spent it all the bottom half, and mrhaapy will be looking for big improvement next season, when he is back as an individual. Even though he did have 5 weeks in the top six early doors, oxfcolu spent the rest of the season in the bottom half. A brilliant final week from Pinault_Noir made sure he would avoid the wooden spoon. A regular in the play-offs in the past, and seventh last season, gsy163 would be disappointed to have been in the bottom half all season, and he will expect a big improvement next season. Unfortunately the wooden spoon goes to medicine_man. He has shown with his Cup exploits he is better than that.

THE TABLES (280 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




The Charity Shield semi-finals

mfb_cufc v Lewis_1
basher2010 v Sector4

Division One Play-off semi-finals

blueeagle v Durham_exile
BFG v ghughes11


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Happy League 2020/21 Week 34 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 1st May 15.00
at 23:46 24 Apr 2021

Week 33 Results

WEST HAM UNITED 0 CHELSEA 1

Chelsea took a huge step towards securing a Champions League spot with Timo Werner's first goal since February. Since Tuchel's first Premier League game in January, only Manchester City (36) have won more points in the competition than Chelsea (29). Only 2 got this spot-on, and another 11 had the outcome.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 NORWICH CITY 3
Defensive duo Xavi Quintilla and Max Aarons both netted to nudge already-promoted Norwich closer to the Championship title. Nobody had this spot-on, but 20 did get the outcome.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1
Peterborough kept in the running for automatic promotion with this narrow win, as they bring an end to Charlton's ten match unbeaten run. Charlton missed a penalty, after Frankie Kent had tripped Alex Gilbey. 3 got this spot-on, and a further 11 had the outcome.

CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 ROCHDALE 1
Rochdale's run of three consecutive wins came to an end, as they get a 97th minute equaliser to rescue a point, after Crewe had scored in the 90th minute. Nobody had this spot-on, and only RSCOSWORTH got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Crewe, with an unlucky 9 going for a 1-0.

GILLINGHAM 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Northampton scored twice in the final 11 minutes to rescue a point and keep their League One survival hopes alive. Again no 3 pointer for anybody, though 4 did have the outcome. The other 23 predicted a win for Gillingham.

LINCOLN CITY 1 HULL CITY 2
Hull have been promoted back to the Championship at the first attempt after victory over their fellow League One promotion hopefuls. A magnificent 7 had this spot-on, and another 5 got the outcome.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 STEVENAGE 1
Cambridge missed the chance to secure automatic promotion from League Two as they were stunned by Stevenage thanks to Luke Norris' second-half header. No points for anybody from this game, as 26 predicted a win for Cambridge.

CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 COLCHESTER UNITED 0
Cheltenham's superior goal difference means they are all-but assured of a place in League One next season, 3 had this spot-on, and a further 10 got the outcome.

EXETER CITY 0 NEWPORT COUNTY 0
Newport remain in the League Two play-off places after this bore draw with top-seven hopefuls Exeter, who failed to have a shot on target. Something they need to improve on for next Tuesday. The final game this week to have no 3 pointer, but 5 did have the outcome.

SOUTHEND UNITED 2 LEYTON ORIENT 1
Southend kept alive their slight hopes of League Two survival with this win. Well done to blueeagle for being the only one to have this spot-on, and just 2 more got the outcome. 21 predicted a win for Orient with 11 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

It was off the field events that made the headlines with football this week, with the proposal of a European Super League, in what promised to be the biggest shake up in football since 1888, when 12 Professional teams broke away from what was an amateur game, to start the Football League. But thanks mainly to fan power, with all rivals united, the snakes who own the six Premier League teams withdrew, So the secret meetings to blow football apart failed, just like the gunpowder plot of 1605, but I don't think it is the last we have heard on this.
The penultimate week of the season, and goals were in short supply in this weeks matches, until a total of 10 goals in the final quarter of games put an ever chaging complexion to results. Norwich and Gillingham were set to win 2-1, and Crewe 1-0, that would have given a huge boost to the weeks point scoring. Instead they all became three of the five games that failed to produce a 3 pointer. In fact we almost had a repeat of Week 31, with the same 16 spot-ons, and the total points of 117, just one more. Only one member had three 3 pointers, that was mfb_cufc, who achieved that for the first time this season, by getting the wins for Chelsea, Hull and Cheltenham, and one outcome, to make him the weeks top scorer with a very welcome 10 points. Two members got two 3 pointers, they were BFG, who had the wins for Peterborough and Hull, on his way to a very decent 8 points, and blueeagle who had the 2-1 wins for Hull and Southend, as he got a decent 7 points. Best of those who had one 3 pointer was TheFatGooner who had the Hull 2-1 and five outcomes, to give him a very decent 8 points.

In the Premier In what has been the closest Premier ever, with just the 10 games to go it has suddenly opened up at the top and bottom. The top scoring effort from mfb_cufc has shot him to the top, for just the third time this season. Having the Chelsea 1-0 spot-on keeps basher2010 in with every chance of a first title. Three outcomes for last weeks leader sevebalo drops him to the final Charity Shield spot, and he has a lot to do for a first title. A solid week, that included having the Hull 2-1 spot-on, has moved Sector4 closer to the top three. The next five places is all about avoiding relegation, but it going to need a really decent last week from thrillseeker, who has dropped into the bottom three for the first time this season, to put them in trouble. Not the sort of tough week for point scoring gerry_us and Tropical_Us for looking for to give them any chance of escaping.

In Division One Four outcomes, and a third week with no 3 pointer, for leader concordman, but he continues his cruise to promotion. He increases his lead as unitedwhites has to settle for two outcomes. They both remain strong favourites for promotion, though the decent week for blueeagle has given him a glimmer of hope, but the play-offs for the third season running, is his best chance of going up. After his early burst of 3 pointers, with 11 in the first 8 weeks, ghughes11 has struggled for them since, but a century of outcomes has given him a certain play-off place. A gradual improvement throughout the season for BFG, that has been capped by being in the top six for last 13 weeks, has also given him a certain play-off place. A top six place for durham_exile since Week 10, is favourite for the final play-off spot. A decent final week for either Lewis_1 or burnsieespana will be needed to give them any chance of a top six finish. The only other matter to be decided is who gets the wooden spoon, and after holding it for the past two weeks, Pinault_Noir hands it back to medicine_man this week.

THE TABLES (270 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 34 Fixtures The final 10 games of the season.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v COVENTRY CITY
ROTHERHAM UNITED v BLACKBURN ROVERS
SWANSEA CITY v DERBY COUNTY
FLEETWOOD TOWN v MILTON KEYNES DONS
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v SUNDERLAND
SHREWSBURY TOWN v OXFORD UNITED
BARROW v SOUTHEND UNITED
FOREST GREEN ROVERS v TRANMERE ROVERS
MANSFIELD TOWN v OLDHAM ATHLETIC
NEWPORT COUNTY v CHELTENHAM TOWN

Good luck everybody.
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THAT IS WHY THEY ARE CHAMPIONS!
at 12:45 18 Apr 2021

Brilliant from Essex, as they win from the jaws of defeat yet again.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 33 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 24th April 15.00
at 21:27 17 Apr 2021

Week 32 Results

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2

Only Huddersfield's third win in 20 league matches boosted their hopes of securing Championship safety. Well done to noah4x4 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and only TheFatGooner had the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Forest with 12 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

AFC WIMBLEDON 4 SWINDON TOWN 1
Wimbledon made it three wins in a row by trouncing fellow League One strugglers Swindon, who look like making an instant return to League Two. Nobody had this spot-on, but 19 did get the outcome.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Peterborough took a giant stride towards automatic promotion with a derby triumph that plunged Northampton deeper into relegation trouble. Sammie Szmodics got a brace to take his total for the season in the league to 15. A great 8 got this spot-on, and a further 17 had the outcome.

CRAWLEY TOWN 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN 0
Top-of-the-table Cheltenham suffered their first defeat in four games after a late strike by substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew gave Crawley victory. only 2 had this spot-on, and 2 also got the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Cheltenham.

HARROGATE TOWN 2 BRADFORD CITY 1
Harrogate get a 89th minute winner to give them a first win in eight matches. That late goal was good news for the 3 who got this spot-on, and the 4 who had the outcome.

STEVENAGE 0 MANSFIELD TOWN 1
Mansfield take a major step towards League Two safety with this victory. Well done to Sector4 for being the only one to have this spot-on, and just Lewis_1 got the outcome. 19 predicted a win Stevenage.

The last six game week of the season, and not a good one if you are looking for big points to make a difference. Only one game failed to have a 3 pointer, as Wimbledon made it three wins and 12 goals in a week. Of the other five matches only Peterborough's 3-1 win came out with distinction, by making sure everybody got at least a point, and producing over half of the weeks total 15 spot-ons. On such a tough week for 3 pointers two members did well to have two. Incidentally they both did it without the help of Peterborough, as Sector4 had the wins for Harrogate and Mansfield, and unitedwhites got the wins for Crawley and Harrogate. They had two outcomes each to give them a share of being the weeks top scorer with a very decent 8 points. Best of those who one 3 pointer where Lewis_1, who had the Harrogate 2-1, and TheHappyGooner, who by going 1-0 all games, captured the Crawley win. They both had three outcomes to give them a decent 6 points.
Just two 10 game weeks left to the season now, and it is all to play for at the top and bottom in both Leagues.

In the Premier This division has been the closest one ever all season, and nothing is about to change as we approach the last 20 games. In fact it is closer now than it has been all seaon, with top three being separated by just a point. Two outcomes for sevebalo were enough to keep him top, but he had his lead reduced to one point, as basher2010 had three outcomes. He in turn remains second on the most 3 pointer rule, as he is joined on the same number of points again by mfb_cufc, who had the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on. Just to make things even more interesting, the top scoring performance from Sector4 has put him right back into the title mix, just 3 points further back. Having the Huddersfield 2-0 spot-on has given noah4x4 a glimmer of hope of making it a title hat-trick, but it is going to require a couple of double figure scores to give him any chance. The only change in this division had Blue4U2 moving up a couple of places, and into the top half for the first time since Week 15, thanks to getting the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on. Then after that it is a case of two by two, as the next four places all got 2 points. That means the bottom three remains unchanged, but gerry_us was another to benefit from having the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on, and he improves his chance of escaping, by getting 2 points nearer to safety. At the bottom Tropical_Us is another looking for a couple of double figure weeks, and even then that might not be enough.

In Division One Two outcomes were enough for concordman to remain top, but only just, as the top scoring performance from unitedwhites moved to within a point of him. It was only 4 weeks ago when that lead was an incredible 18 points. With a big 14 points back to the third, they are both all but promoted, but who is going up as Champion? In that third place is blueeeagle, who moved up a place thanks to getting the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on. In fact that was the only change in this league. For the twelfth week running ghughes11, BFG and durham_exile occupy the other play-off places, but they could come under pressure in the final two weeks, as burnsieespana moved to within 4 points of the top six, after having the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on. The decent week for Lewis_1 has revived his hopes of making the play-offs as well. If Covid allows the rest of the division will be thinking about being on the beach, although there is still the wooden spoon to be avoided, and medicine_man and Pinault_Noir both had the Peterborough 3-1 spot-on, in their effort to avoid that predicament.

THE TABLES (260 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 33 Fixtures The penultimate 10 games picked by the seasons last guest ghughes11. The tedious link for these fixtures is with teams that have players linked to Col U.

WEST HAM UNITED v CHELSEA (17.30)
QUEENS PARK RANGERS v NORWICH CITY
CHARLTON ATHLETIC v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
CREWE ALEXANDRA v ROCHDALE
GILLINGHAM v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
LINCOLN CITY v HULL CITY
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v STEVENAGE
CHELTENHAM TOWN v COLCHESTER UNITED
EXETER CITY v NEWPORT COUNTY
SOUTHEND UNITED v LEYTON ORIENT

Good luck everybody.

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Colchester 2021 - Player Wages
at 17:55 12 Apr 2021

I saw this on the OMB, and thought it may interest members on here.

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/colchester-united/
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Colchester v Walsall
at 17:44 12 Apr 2021

The game against Walsall is now a 17.30 kick-off

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2021/april/walsall-kick-off-change/
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 32 (of 34) - Deadline Friday 16th April 18.30
at 22:59 10 Apr 2021

Week 31 Results

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1 LUTON TOWN 3

Luton scored three goals in the last 10 minutes to come from behind and beat bottom-of-the-table Wycombe, who played most of the second half with 10 men. Nobody got this spot-on, but 10 did have the outcome.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 AFC WIMBLEDON 5
Wimbledon moved out of the relegation places with this thrashing, after Stanley had opened the scoring. No 3 pointer for anybody, and only unitedwhites and TheHappyGooner got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Stanley.

CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 OXFORD UNITED 6
Oxford kickstarted their play-off hopes by thrashing Crewe 6-0 to equal their record away win. This was Crewe's biggest defeat since a certain team from Essex beat them by the same score two seasons ago. Obviously no spot-on here, though 7 did have the outcome.

FLEETWOOD TOWN 1 ROCHDALE 0
Eoghan O'Connell's own goal saw Rochdale edge closer to relegation with this narrow defeat. A magnificent 7 had this spot-on, and a further 17 got the outcome.

LINCOLN CITY 2 BLACKPOOL 2
Lincoln staged a late comeback, after being two goals down, to snatch a draw against their League One play-off rivals. Well done to wessex_exile for being the only one to get this spot-on, and just 2 more had the outcome.

PORTSMOUTH 1 BURTON ALBION 2
Portsmouth's promotion hopes suffered a blow as Burton put an end to head coach Danny Cowley's 100% record. Well done to basher2010 for being the only one to have this spot-on, and only sevebalo got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Portsmouth.

BARROW 2 CARLISLE UNITED 2
Offrande Zanzala's late penalty secured Carlisle a draw to stop Barrow getting their first Cumbrian derby win since 1960. Well done to Blue4U2 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and another 5 had the outcome.

BOLTON WANDERERS 2 HARROGATE TOWN 1
Eoin Doyle's 17th goal of the season wins it for Bolton, and fired them back into League Two's automatic promotion places as they came from behind to beat Harrogate. 6 had this spot-on, and a further 17 got the outcome.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 EXETER CITY 4
Exeter boosted their League Two play-off chances with an impressive win at Cambridge, who dropped off the top of the table as a result. Nobody got this spot-on, but 3 did have the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Cambridge with 12 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 TRANMERE ROVERS 0
Tranmere dropped out of League Two's automatic promotion places following this bore draw. A final game this week with no 3 pointer, though 4 did get the outcome.

With games being played behind closed doors for virtually the whole season, it was not surprising to find there has been more away wins than home wins, for the first time ever, in the Premier League this season. Perhaps it goes to prove that big crowds do give home teams that one goal advantage, especisally as Liverpool lost their last six home games before today. The Happy League doesn't reflect that, in fact the percentage home and away wins are very much in line with previous seasons. That may be because we haven't had many Premier League fixtures. With only 26 games left to the season, it is certain to stay that way, but that didn't stop the away win producing some surprising thrashings this week. There were five aways in total, and it was only the Burton 2-1 that achieved a 3 pointer. Five games without a 3 pointer, and three more with only one, helped to make this the second worst 10 game week of the season, and it was left to the two home wins from Fleetwood and Bolton to give us 73 out of the 116 total points for the week. Considering there were only 16 spot-ons, it was a great performance from Blue4U2 to get three of them, those wins for Fleetwood and Bolton to go with the good Barrow 2-2 pick, that made him the weeks top scorer with an excellent 9 points. Two members did well to have two 3 pointers. They both had the wins for Fleetwood and Bolton, with medicine_man also having an outcome to give him a very decent 7 points, and they gave burnsieespana a decent 6 points.

AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR PRINCE PHILLIPS FUNERAL THIS WEEKS FIXTURES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THEIR SATURDAY 15.00 KICK-OFFS, AND THE DEADLINE IS NOW FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 18.30

In the Premier A decent five outcomes for sevebalo made sure he maintained his 2 point lead. That good Burton 2-1 pick helped to get basher2010 5 points also, and put him a clear second. Four outcomes gave mfb_cufc a century of them for the season, but he drops back a point in the other Charity Shield spot. In fouth Sector4 fails to close the gap, despite getting the Fleetwood 1-0 spot-on. Up two places into fifth, and his highest position since Week 15, is Daniel after a decent week that included having the Fleetwood 1-0 spot-on. Another solid week, that included having the Bolton 2-1 spot-on, for RSCOSWORTH, and he remains sixth. Down into the bottom half, for the first time since Week 17, but only on the most 3 pointer rule, goes noah4x4. Joining those two on the same 166 points is Blue4U2, after his top scoring performance takes him up a place. Down another place, and suffering a U's type decline, is thrillseeker. He is now only a point above the relegation zone, after being no lower than 5th for the first 24 weeks of the season, with 17 of them in the top three. Another to benefit from having the Fleetwood 1-0 spot-on was TheFatGooner, and he has every chace of escaping, with only 6 points separating 5th to 10th. With only 26 games left to the season gerry_us and Tropical_Us have all to do if they are to escape.

In Division One In a week where point scoring was not easy, the three outcomes for leader concordman were enough for him to maintain that 15 point gap back to third place. Another solid week, that included getting the Fleetwood 1-0 spot-on, for unitedwhites, has greatly enhanced his automatic prospects, and he now has an 8 point cushion back to the third ghughes11, who had to settle for three outcomes. In fact the play-off places continue to remain the same again this week, and unless one of them can come up with something special in the final three weeks, I think a play-off spot is the best they can hope for. There is still a 7 point gap back to the seventh burnsieespana, but his decent week will give him hope of making the top six. Even though there are 78 points to play for, it is going to take a monumental effort for anyone else to make the play-offs. At the bottom the fight to avoid the wooden spoon continues, and the decent week for medicine_man takes him off the bottom, after spending the last 10 weeks there.

THE TABLES (254 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)





Week 32 Fixtures The last 6 game week this season, so lets go out on the town with these. AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR PRINCE PHILLIPS FUNERAL THIS WEEKS FIXTURES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THEIR SATURDAY 15.00 KICK-OFFS, AND THE DEADLINE IS NOW FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 18.30. IF YOU ARE TOO LATE FOR THE FRIDAY GAMES STILL PREDICT THE SATURDAY FIXTURES

NOTTINGHAM FOREST v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (Sat 12.30)
AFC WIMBLEDON v SWINDON TOWN (Sat 17.30)
PETERBOROUGH UNITED v NORTHAMPTON TOWN (Fri 19.45)
CRAWLEY TOWN v CHELTENHAM TOWN (Fri 18.30)
HARROGATE TOWN v BRADFORD CITY (Sat 12.30)
STEVENAGE v MANSFIELD TOWN (Sat 12.30)

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 31 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 10th April 15.00
at 00:09 3 Apr 2021

Week 30 Results

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3 MIDDLESBROUGH 1

Bournemouth enhanced their play-off bid and dealt a blow to Middlesbrough's top-six hopes with a hard-fought win. Nobody got this spot-on, but 21 did have the outcome with 13 going for a 2-1 in what was equally the weeks most predicted score.

BRISTOL CITY 0 STOKE CITY 2
Stoke get their first away win in twelve games, as they sentenced Bristol City to a seventh straight home defeat. Well done to medicine_man for being the only one to have this spot-on, and another 7 got the outcome.

CARDIFF CITY 0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1
Forest ended a run of six games without a win to put a huge dent in Cardiff's play-off aspirations. Only 2 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the had the outcome. 20 predicted a win for Cardiff.

DERBY COUNTY 2 LUTON TOWN 0
Derby moved eight points clear of the Championship relegation places as they put an end to a seven-game winless run. 4 had this spot-on, and a further 6 got the outcome.

MILLWALL 1 ROTHERHAM UNITED 0
Millwall boosted their slim Championship play-off hopes with a narrow win over 10-man Rotherham, who missed a late penalty. A far from unlucky 13 got this spot-on, in what was the weeks other most predicted score, and another 7 had the outcome.

PRESTON NORTH END 1 NORWICH CITY 1
Brad Potts got a 95th-minute equaliser as Preston denied runaway Championship leaders Norwich a 10th win in 11 games. Nobody had this spot-on, and only GOSBTS got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Norwich.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3 COVENTRY CITY 0
Queens Park Rangers coasted to their biggest win of the season as they beat struggling Coventry. Well done to Lewis_1 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and a further 18 had the outcome

WATFORD 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0
Watford beat struggling Wednesday, who were without boss Darren Moore after he tested positive for Covid-19, to record a sixth successive victory. Just the 2 had this spot-on, and another 23 got the outcome.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1 BLACKBURN ROVERS 0
Championship strugglers Wycombe beat out-of-form Blackburn to keep alive their slim hopes of survival. Nobody got this spot-on, though 4 did have the outcome. 20 predicted a win for Blackburn.

BARNSLEY 1 READING 1
Barnsley hit back to draw with fellow Championship play-off challengers Reading. 6 had this spot-on, and 6 also got the outcome.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 SWANSEA CITY 0
A 91st minute penalty wins it for Birmingham, after missing an ealier one. Swanea have now lost their last three games without scoring. 3 got this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Swansea.

Eleven fixtures from the tough to predict Championship, so it was no surprise they produced a mixed bag of results. As it turned out the easy way to success would have been to go 1-0 all games, with that result producing another four this week, and making it 35 for the season now. That is an incredible 13 more than the next best result, with 0-0, 0-1 and 1-1 all having 22. Going 1-0 all games would have got you 15 points, but unitedwhites almost managed that in a more conventional way. He had three 3 pointers, the wins for Derby, Millwall and Birmingham, and four outcomes, to make him the weeks top scorer with a brilliant 13 points. Another member to have three 3 pointers was sevebalo, the wins for Derby, Millwall and Watford, to give him an excellent 10 points. There were eight members who got two 3 pointers, with the best performance from Sector4 and RSCOSWORTH, who both had the Millwall 1-0 and the Barnsley 1-1, and with four outcomes they got an excellent 10 points.

In the Premier The struggle for supremacy in this division continued, and it was the excellent week from sevebalo that sent him back to the top again, after three weeks away. Juist 2 points further back are basher2010 and mfb_cufc, who both had the Millwall 1-0 spot-on. With just 36 games left to the season, the title could be going to the final game before it is decided. Up a place into fourth after his excellent week is Sector4, Up three places, and into the top half for the first time this season, is RSCOSWORTH, after his excellent week. Two 3 pointers for Daniel, the 1-0 wins for Millwall and Watford, helped to ease him away from the relegation zone. At the bottom two 3 pointers for Tropical_Us, the Millwall 1-0 and the Barnsley 1-1, will give him hope of still escaping, as he reduces the gap to safety by 4 points.

In Division One There has been very little change in this league for a number of weeks now, and this week there was no change at all from last week. This means leader concordman takes another step to promotion by having the Millwall 1-0 spot-on. He still has a 15 point cushion back to third place ghughes11, but the brilliant week from unitedwhites has really enhanced his automatic promotion prospects, and cut his lead to 9 points. Fourth placed blueeagle is looking good for a play-off spot, but suddenly has a lot to do to make the automatics. The top six has had the same members for ten weeks running, and it shows little sign of changing, as BFG had two 3 pointers, the Millwall 1-0 and the Barnsley 1-1, and durham_exile also got two spot-ons, the wins for Derby and Millwall, as both improved their play-off hopes. Two 3 pointers also for Lewis_1, the Forest 1-0 to go with his good QPR 3-0 pick, to just about keep him in contention for the play-offs. The other member to get two 3 pointers this week was oxfcolu, who was another to have the Millwall 1-0 and the Barnsley 1-1. An unfortunate missed week for gsy163 has put him the wooden spoon mix as Pinault_Noir and medicine_man continue to pick up useful points.

THE TABLES (244 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 31 Fixtures 10 games picked by this weeks guest Daniel. The theme is all the games feature clubs that have a recent history in the Conference.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS v LUTON TOWN
ACCRINGTON STANLEY v AFC WIMBLEDON
CREWE ALEXANDRA v OXFORD UNITED
FLEETWOOD TOWN v ROCHDALE
LINCOLN CITY v BLACKPOOL
PORTSMOUTH v BURTON ALBION
BARROW v CARLISLE UNITED
BOLTON WANDERERS v HARROGATE TOWN
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v EXETER CITY
SCUNTHORPE UNITED v TRANMERE ROVERS

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 30 (of 34) - Deadline GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April 15.00
at 21:04 27 Mar 2021

Week 29 Results

BLACKPOOL 2 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2

Ex-U's Joe Edwards got a 91st minute equaliser for Plymouth, as Blackpool take their unbeaten league run to 11 games. Nobody got this spot-on, and only 2 had the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Blackpool.

BURTON ALBION v FLEETWOOD TOWN POSTPONED Due to International call-ups for Burton

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 7 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0
Peterborough roared to their biggest win since 2007, as they humiliated Accrington, who suffered their heaviest defeat since returning to the Football League in 2006. With two goals today Sammy Szmodics has now scored 12 in the league this season. Everybody predicted a win for Peterborough, but obviously nobody had it spot-on. 12 predicted Peterborough to win 2-1, and they made it the weeks most predicted score.

CARLISLE UNITED 1 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2
Cambridge get a 90th minute winner. Earlier Paul Mullin opened the scoring with his 25th league goal of the season, surpassing a 35-year club record set by David Crown for goals scored over a campaign. That late Cambridge winner was good news for the massive 11 who got this spot-on, and the other 9 who had the outcome.

LEYTON ORIENT 2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1
Leyton Orient recorded their third win in a row. A magnificent 7 had this spot-on, and a further 10 got the outcome.

MORECAMBE 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN 0
Liam McAlinden's first-half goal earned promotion-chasing Morecambe a vital three points with their only shot on target. 4 got this spot-on, and 4 also had the outcome.

The BBC website were slow to say the Burton v Fleetwood game was off due to International calls, so that left us with just the five fixtures, but they produced a better week than any six game one this season. In fact if it wasn't for the late Plymouth equaliser, it would have been even better. As it was we had a decent 22 spot-ons, and a full house of outcomes from Peterborough, to give most people a reasonable week. There were six members who got two 3 pointers. The best of which came from ghughes11 and durham_exile, who both had the wins for Cambridge and Morecambe, and with two outcomes each, they share the title of the weeks top scorer with a very decent 8 points. The other four all got a decent 7 points. They were mfb_cufc, noah4x4 and RSCOSWORTH who all had the 2-1 wins for Cambridge and Leyton Orient, and unitedwhites, who got the wins for Orient and Morecambe. Best of those to have one 3 pointer was thrillseeker, who got the Orient 2-1 and three outcomes to give him a solid 6 points.
Week 30 will now be an 11 game one to make up for the postponement in Week 29. DON'T FORGET WEEK 30 IS GOOD FRIDAY

In the Premier There are now just 47 games left to the season, and this division continues to be the most conpetitive it has ever been, with everything to play for thrioughout the league. At the top there is only one point separating the top three. It is basher2010 who continues to lead, but for the second week running it is only on the most 3 pointer rule, now from mfb_cufc, who moves up a place into second, with sevebalo a point back in the final Charity Shield spot. A good week for noah4x4 moves him closer to the top three, and every chance of a title hat-trick. The solid week for thrillseeker moves him up a place, and back into the top half. At the bottom, the good week for RSCOSWORTH moves him out of the relegation zone again, as he is replaced by TheFatGooner, who drops into the bottom three for the first time this season. But with only one point separating 7th to 10th, just like the top, this couldn't be any closer. Not the sort of week Tropical_Us was looking for, and time is running out for him to escape now.

In Division One The 4 points for concordman this week means he has now got more points this season than in any of the previous five since he joined the Happy League. With 47 games left to the season, it goes to show what a good one he is having. He had his lead cut by 3 points, but promotion remains his to lose. A good week for unitedwhites maintains him in the other automatic spot, but for the second week running it is only on the most 3 pointer rule, as the top scoring performance from ghughes11 moves him back up to third, in what was the only change in this league. Even though he dropped a place blueeagle is still well in contention for the automatics, and looking good for a play-off spot if that fails. The top scoring performance from durham_exile consolidated his play-off place, but I am sure he would gladly give 3 of those points to his beloved U's if he could. Having the Morecambe 1-0 spot-on kept burnsieespana in touch of the top six. The only other member to get a 3 pointer in this league was oxfcolu, who was another to benefit from the Cambridge 2-1.

THE TABLES (233 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 30 Fixtures This is now an 11 game one, to make up for the postponed game in Week 29, picked by this weeks guest TheHappyGooner, who have gone for 11 games from the Championship. DON'T FORGET THIS WEEKS FIXTURES ARE ON GOOD FRIDAY

AFC BOURNEMOUTH v MIDDLESBROUGH
BRISTOL CITY v STOKE CITY
CARDIFF CITY v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
DERBY COUNTY v LUTON TOWN
MILLWALL v ROTHERHAM UNITED
PRESTON NORTH END v NORWICH CITY
QUEENS PARK RANGERS v COVENTRY CITY
WATFORD v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v BLACKBURN ROVERS
BARNSLEY v READING (17.30)
BIRMINGHAM CITY v SWANSEA CITY (20.00)

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 29 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 27th March 15.00
at 21:03 20 Mar 2021

Week 28 Results

BRISTOL CITY 0 ROTHERHAM UNITED 2

Rotherham moved within three points of safety as they condemned Bristol City to a sixth successive home defeat. Nobody got this spot-on, and only 2 had the outcome. The other 25 predicted a win for City with 11 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

MILLWALL 1 MIDDLESBROUGH 0
Grant Hall's own goal delivered a blow to Middlesbrough's fading Championship play-off hopes, and saw Millwall pick up their third win in five games. 3 had this spot-on, and another 6 got the outcome.

GILLINGHAM 2 DONCASTER ROVERS 2
Doncaster's winless run extended to four games despite coming from two goals down, after Gillingham had scored twice in the first 4 minutes. Nobody got this spot-on, but 5 did have the outcome.

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 CREWE ALEXANDRA 1
Northampton plunged deeper into relegation trouble at the bottom of League One after losing at home to Crewe, and failing to have a shot on target. Sounds familiar. 4 had this spot-on, and another 8 got the outcome.

BARROW 3 CRAWLEY TOWN 2
Scott Quigley's dramatic 95th minute winner secured Barrow four straight Football League wins for the first time since 1968. Nobody got this spot-on, though 8 did have the outcome.

TRANMERE ROVERS 2 EXETER CITY 1
Tranmere scored two penalties to beat thier promotion rivals. A massive 10 had this spot-on, and 10 also got the outcome.

I thought this weeks fixtures were probaly the toughest ones we have had so far this season, and the results confirmed that impression. With 3 games failing to produce a 3 pointer, It was the Tranmere 2-1 that mainly made sure everybody got at least a point this week. Their popular victory achieved 40 of the weeks total 90 pouints. On such a tough week three members did well to have two 3 pointers. They were Daniel, who had the 1-0 wins for Millwall and Crewe, and gerry_us, who had the Crewe 1-0 and the Tranmere 2-1. They both also had one outcome, and share the honour of being the weeks top scorer with a very decent 7 points. Two 3 pointers also for concordman, who also had the wins for Crewe and Tranmere, to give him a decent 6 points. Best of those to get one 3 pointer was blueeagle. He had the Tranmere 2-1 and three outcomes to give him a decent 6 points. A special mention for Pinault_Noir on getting five outcomes.

In the Premier Just the Tranmere outcome for the top two, so basher2010 still leads sevebalo on the most 3 pointer rule. A couple of outcomes for mfb_cufc moves him a point nearer the top, but he doesn't really take advantage. Someone who take did take advantage of the top three faltering was current champ noah4x4. He had the Millwall 1-0 spot-on to move him up a place, but he still has work to do if he is to get that hat-trick of titles. In fact he is as near to the bottom three as the top three, with those in the bottom half of the table continuing to get good points. The top scoring performance from Daniel moved him up three places, and improved his chances of avoiding a quick return to Division One. The weeks other top scorer gerry_us remains second from bottom, but more importantly is now only 4 points from safety. With the way things are poised at the top and bottom of this division, I think we are in for an exciting final 52 games of the season.

In Division One Another two spot-ons for concordman, has helped to increase his lead to a season high 18 points. The bookies have already paid out on him being promoted. The fight for the other automatic spot could not be any closer. It is still unitedwhites holding on to thet position, but only on the most 3 pointer rule now, from blueeagle who moved up a couple of places thanks to his decent week. Even though he remains fourth ghughes11 closed to within a point of second, as he was another to have the Tranmere 2-1 spot-on. The final play-off places are occupied by BFG, and durham_exile, as the same six members have been in the top six for the past 8 weeks. The only other changes in this league has Lewis_1 moving up a place, and still with every chance of making the play-offs, and TheHappyGooner, who also go up a place, and moved off that unlucky 13 spot, that they had occupied for the previous 15 weeks.

THE TABLES (228 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 29 Fixtures Time for an International break again, so we have 6 games from League's 1 & 2. An early warning. The Week 30 games will be on GOOD FRIDAY. As there are virtually no games on the Saturday

BLACKPOOL v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
BURTON ALBION v FLEETWOOD TOWN POSTPONED Due to International call-ups for Burton
PETERBOROUGH UNITED v ACCRINGTON STANLEY
CARLISLE UNITED v CAMBRIDGE UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT v OLDHAM ATHLETIC
MORECAMBE v CHELTENHAM TOWN

Good luck everybody.
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