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Happy League 2021/22 Week 12 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 23rd October 15.00
at 22:04 16 Oct 2021

Week 11 results

ASTON VILLA 2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 3

Ruben Neves scored a 95th-minute winner as Wolves came from 2-0 down to snatch an incredible victory. In a dramatic final 10 minutes, Wolves scored three times to seal a third straight Premier League win. Nobody got this spot-on, and only Blue4U2 had the outcome. 25 predicted a win for Villa with an unbelievable 19 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

BRENTFORD 0 CHELSEA 1
Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with Ben Chilwell's strike. His third goal in three games for club and country. Just 2 had this spot-on, and a further 22 got the outcome.

FULHAM 4 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
Aleksandar Mitrovic's double, making it 8 goals in his last 6 games, helped Fulham cruise to an impreesive win. Nobody got this spot-on, though 20 did have the outcome.

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 COVENTRY CITY 2
Coventry fought back from two goals down to earn a deserved point. Again nobody had this spot-on, but 7 did get the outcome.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2 HULL CITY 0
Huddersfield moved into the top six in the Championship after a goal in each half saw off struggling Hull. A sublime 5 got this spot-on, and another 19 had the outcome.

BOLTON WANDERERS 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC 4
Bolton boss Ian Evatt that his side were the best in the division. Wigan proved otherwise with this thrashing. No 3 pointer for anybody, though 11 did get the outcome.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2 IPSWICH TOWN 2
Cambridge were another team this week to come from two goals down to get a draw, after an 88th minute equaliser. Yet another game with no 3 pointer, but 3 did have the outcome.

BRADFORD CITY 2 BRISTOL ROVERS 2
Rovers get a 91st minute equaliser. as they twice came from behind to get a draw. Another game with no spot-on, and again 3 got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Bradford.

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 MANSFIELD TOWN 0
Northampton returned to winning ways with a victory over struggling Mansfield, who have now gone 12 games without a win in all competitions. 4 got this spot-on, and a further 15 had the outcome.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 STEVENAGE 0
Oldham notched their first home win of the league season in some style. A final game this week with no 3 pointer, though 8 did get the outcome.

Ealier this week noah4x4 gave some reasons why the Happy League results have been unpredictable, and had produced a large number of draws. After reading this it had me wondering if this was also how the season had gone in general. Looking at how the season has gone so far (as at 9/10/21) in the four English leagues, they showed the following results:- From 465 games played there has been 202 Home wins (43.44%), 127 Away wins (27.31%), and 136 Draws (29.25%). Those figures are much in line with how previous seasons have gone in the Happy League, so this season has certainly gone against the grain so far, and probably just goes to show we have been unlucky with the fixtures.
As we approached the final stages of this weeks games, it looked like things had changed for the good, with Villa, Ipswich and Bradford all leading 2-1. But late goals from their opponents meant a potential 34 spot-ons became nil in those three games. In fact we ended with no 3 pointer in seven games overall. In the other three games the 2-0 wins for Huddersfield and Northampton gave us the first results with that score this season. So another tough week with only 11 spot-ons in total, and it was left to the 109 outcomes to make sure everybody got some points. Just one member had two 3 pointers, that was mfb_cufc, who got the wins for Chelsea and Huddersfield, plus three outcomes to make him the weeks top scorer with a useful 9 points. Best of those to get one 3 pointer was thrillseeker, who had the Chelsea 1-0 and five outcomes, to give him a decent 8 points. A special mention for Pinault_Noir, who had an impressive seven outcomes. The three 2-2's today means that result has taken over as the top one this season with 11. Two more than the next best the 0-0 and 1-1, as the draw continues to dominate the season.

HappyMidweek League Cup A final reminder to say the next round of games take place next Tuesday 19th October.

Happy Cup All the details for this seasons competition will be revealed next Wednesday, after the 4th Qualifying Round replays have been played.

In the Premier Four outcomes for RSCOSWORTH takes his spell at the top to 8 weeks, but his lead is cut again, as basher2010 gets the Huddersfield 2-0 spot-on, to reduce it to a still useful 9 points. The top scoring performance from mfb_cufc moved him five places into third. Five outcomes for sevebalo were enough for him to remain in the Super Cup places. The only other member to get a 3 pointer in this division was Daniel, the Huddersfield 2-0, and he moves up a place to fifth. With just outcomes for all other members, the only significant change had TheFatGooner dropping three places.

In Division One It is all about outcomes for the top five places, with five for Tropical_Us doubling his lead at the top, as gerry_us can only manage three in the other automatic place, and bring an end to his good run of getting at least one 3 pointer in the previous seven weeks. Up two places into third with his impressive seven outcomes is Pinault_Noir. Five outcomes for Lewis_1 and six for blueeagle, but they both drop a place. Back up into the final play-off spot goes MrHappy2, after he had the Huddersfield 2-0 spot-on. Up another place, and only missing out on the play-offs by the first to post rule, is wessex_exile, after he got the Northampton 2-0 spot-on. That same 3 pointer also for medicine_man, and he also moves up a place. The pre-season favourite thrillseeker could finally be getting his act together, and his decent week moved him up two places, and only 6 points from the play-offs. With a 3 pointer for third week running, the Northampton 2-0, oxfcolu is the biggest mover in this league, up three places. That same 3 pointer also for gsy163, means he has also had one for the last three weeks, and even though he is still bottom, he is well in touch with the pack now.

THE TABLES (78 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 12 Fixtures

CRYSTAL PALACE v NEWCASTLE UNITED
SOUTHAMPTON v BURNLEY
MILLWALL v STOKE CITY
BURTON ALBION v OXFORD UNITED
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v LINCOLN CITY
BRISTOL ROVERS v NEWPORT COUNTY

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 11 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 16th October 12.30
at 22:18 9 Oct 2021

Week 10 results

BARROW 1 LEYTON ORIENT 1

Omar Beckles equalised for Orient as they drew at Barrow - who were denied a first league win over their visitors since 1969. 6 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.

BRISTOL ROVERS 3 CARLISLE UNITED 0
A comfortable win for Rovers, who have lost more home games than any other team in the 2021 calendar year. Nobody had this spot-on, but 16 did get the outcome.

HARTLEPOOL UNITED 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Hartlepool came from behind to maintain their unbeaten home record. Only 2 got this spot-on, and a further 10 had the outcome with 9 going for a 1-0 in what was equally the weeks most predicted score.

ROCHDALE 0 CRAWLEY TOWN 1
This was no smash and grab raid from Crawley, who ran out comfortable winners despite the narrow scoreline. A sublime 5 had this spot-on, and another 3 got the outcome.

STEVENAGE 2 EXETER CITY 2
Stevenage came from behind twice to get a draw, with Exeter sharing the spoils for the seventh time in 11 league matches this season. 3 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Exeter with 9 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks other most predicted score.

WALSALL 2 SALFORD CITY 1
Walsall get a 95th minute winner, as Salford show they are not the Premier League team they were made to look last Saturday. 4 had this spot-on, and another 3 got the outcome.

I think it is fair to say these were a difficult set of games to predict, with only Exeter and Rochdale having strong support. With both of them failing to deliver, we did well to get 20 spot-ons from this weeks games. It is Division One who wins that particular battle again by 14 to 6. With only 34 outcomes, it was hard to get many points without a 3 pointer. The weeks top performer, and the only one to get three 3 pointers, was Lewis_1, who had the wins for Crawley and Walsall and the Stevenage 2-2, to make him the weeks top scorer with an excellent 9 points. There were four members who did well to have two 3 pointers, the best of which was the TheFatGooner, who had the Barrow 1-1 and the Crawley 1-0, and two outcomes to give him a very decent 8 points. the other three all got a decent 7 points, they were gerry_us, who got the wins for Hartlepool and Crawley, Pinault_Noir, who had the draws at Barrow and Stevenage, and finally wessex_exile, who got the Barrow 1-1 and the Hartlepool 2-1. Those two draws this week means there has still been more draws, with 27, than homes with 23, and aways, that have had the other 18 results. Over the last seven seasons we have had a draw in about 25% of games. It is currently running at 40%. Not good news for those who don't predict any game to end in a draw.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on Tueday 19th October.

In the Premier The good recent run from leader RSCOSWORTH comes to an end, as fires a first blank since Week 10 last season. Nobody really takes advantage though, as three outcomes for basher2010 moves him up a place into a season high second, and reduces his lead by those 3 points. One outcome for sevebalo means he drops a place to third. The very decent week for TheFatGooner moves him up four places into the final Super Cup spot, to put him back to where he was after Week 6. Two outcomes for unitedwhites, and he remains fifth. The last six weeks has seen Daniel alternating between sixth and seventh, and it is sixth where he is this week after getting the Barrow 1-1 spot-on. Despite having the Walsall 2-1 spot-on, Sector4 slips back into the bottom half. That is also where mfb_cufc finds himself for the first time this season. It is congratulations to concordman on getting a first 3 pointer this season, with the Crawley 1-0, and at the same time getting out of the relegation zone for the first time since Week 1. After firing a second blank in three weeks, noah4x4 replaces him in the bottom three. Even though he is the only one still waiting for a 3 pointer ghughes11 did at least move up a place. It is congratulations also to Blue4U2 on getting his first 3 pointer this season, the Walsall 2-1.

In Division One Two outcomes were enough for Tropical_Us to maintain top spot, but he is another leader with a reduced lead, as the decent week for gerry_us moves him up another place into the other automatic spot. Up a big five places into third is this weeks top scorer Lewis_1. Just one outcome for blueeagle, means he drops to fourth. The decent week for Pinault_Noir moves him up two places, into a season high fifth. Clinging on to the final play-off place is burnsieespana, thanks to getting the Walsall 2-1 spot-on. Two outcomes for MrHappy2 means he drops out of the play-off spots for the first time since Week 1. The decent week for wessex_exile moves him a couple of places into eighth. His highest position since Week 3. A very unfortunate missed week for medicine_man, has him dropping five places into ninth. A spot-on each for GOSBTS, the Crawley 1-0, and durham_exile, the Barrow 1-1, keeps them both in sight of the play-offs. Two outcomes each for thrillseeker and BFG, means they remain 12th and 13th respectively. After a promising start to the season bwildered seems to be following the same path as the U's, and now finds himself in a season low 14th place. The bottom two oxfcolu and gsy163 both get a 3 pointer for the second week running, to give hope that a run to the play-offs could still be on.

THE TABLES (68 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 11 Fixtures 10 games picked by this weeks guest Blue4U2. For the first time this season we have an early 12.30 deadline.

ASTON VILLA v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
BRENTFORD v CHELSEA (17.30)
FULHAM v QUEENS PARK RANGERS (12.30)
BLACKBURN ROVERS v COVENTRY CITY
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v HULL CITY
BOLTON WANDERERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v IPSWICH TOWN
BRADFORD CITY v BRISTOL ROVERS
NORTHAMPTON TOWN v MANSFIELD TOWN
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v STEVENAGE

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 10 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 9th October 15.00
at 21:12 2 Oct 2021

Week 9 results

CHELSEA 3 SOUTHAMPTON 1

Chelsea scored two late goals to beat winless 10-man Southampton and move top of the Premier League. Everybody predicted a win for Chelsea, with 6 getting it spot-on. 12 predicted them to win 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

LUTON TOWN 0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0
The bore draw here means that has become our top result for the season so far. Nobody had this spot-on, but 6 did get the outcome.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 BRISTOL CITY 3
Sammie Szmodics double was not enough to stop Peterborough losing again. Nobody got this spot-on, though 13 did have the outcome.

CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2
Cambridge get a 94th minute equaliser as they fought back from two goals down to earn draw. Another game with no 3 pointer, but 6 did get the outcome.

GILLINGHAM 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Wigan returned to the top of League One as two second-half goals wrapped up victory. 3 got this spot-on, and a further 21 had the outcome.

NEWPORT COUNTY 3 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0
Newport began the post-Michael Flynn era with a commanding win over Scunthorpe, who drop to the bottom of League Two. The last game tthis week with no 3 pointer, though 26 did get the outcome.

After a number of weeks struggling for points, I thought things had taken a turn for the better this week, until late goals for Cambridge and Newport put paid to that. It means we are still waiting for that first illusive 2-0 this season. In the end there was 4 games with no 3 pointer, making it 26 games for the season, that has failed to have one. The spot-ons we did have were dominated by Division One, with all of them coming in that league. At least the big number of outcomes from Chelsea, Wigan and Newport made sure everybody got at least 2 points. The weeks outstanding performance, without doubt, came from Tropical_Us, as he was the only one to have both the 3 pointers, and he completed a full house by having the other four outcomes, to make him the weeks top scorer with an excellent 10 points. Best of those to have one 3 pointer were burnsieespana, GOSBTS and oxfcolu, who each had the Chelsea 3-1 spot-on, and four outcomes, to give them all a decent 7 points.

In the Premier In what has been an extraordinary season so far, this division failed to have a 3 pointer, in what is a very rare occurence. With the bottom three all still looking for a first 3 pointer this season, I thought I would look back in my time of administrating the Happy League to see if anybody had gone that long in getting one before. I found it was in my first season 2014/15 where Blue4U2 went 56 games before he got one, so all three have beaten that now. The important thing is they have all got a decent number of outcomes, that means only 15 points separate 2nd to 10th. While this is all going on RSCOSWORTH continues to increase his advantage at the top, and his impressive five outcomes, has extended his advantage to a decent 14 points. With a majority of the division getting either 3 or 4 points, there very little change, with only mfb_cufc, Sector4 and concordman all moving up a place, but then only on the tie-breaker rules.

In Division One The excellent week for Tropical_Us has stormed him to the top, as he has made a good start to make a quick return to the Premier. He becomes the sixth member to top Division One this season. A one week stay at the top for blueeagle, but he is still in the other automatic place. After spending the last five weeks in fourth, gerry_us continued his consistent start, by moving up a place, thanks to getting the Wigan 2-0 spot-on. Three outcomes each for medicine_man and MrHappy2, in fourth and fifth. After his decent week, burnsieespana moves up a place into the final play-off spot. Other members in the + column this week are GOSBTS, up another two places, after his decent week, and BFG and bwildered, who both move up a place.

THE TABLES (62 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 10 Fixtures International break time again, so lets have 6 games from League 2.

BARROW v LEYTON ORIENT
BRISTOL ROVERS v CARLISLE UNITED
HARTLEPOOL UNITED v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
ROCHDALE v CRAWLEY TOWN
STEVENAGE v EXETER CITY
WALSALL v SALFORD CITY

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Happy Midweek League Cup 2021/22 Week 4 - Deadline Tuesday 19th Oct 19.45
at 17:37 29 Sep 2021

Week 3 results

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 3 BLACKBURN ROVERS 2

Danny Ward's double helped Huddersfield end Blackburn's five-match unbeaten run. Nobody got this spot-on, but 12 did have the outcome.

HULL CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 1
10-man Hull get a late equaliser, but remain winless in nine matches. Only 2 had this spot-on, and 2 also got the outcome.

PRESTON NORTH END 1 STOKE CITY 1
Preston recorded a fifth-successive Championship draw, as they took their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions. 6 got this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome.

BURTON ALBION 2 PORTSMOUTH 1
Both sides went into the game without a win in six League One games but it was Burton who emerged victorious. Just 2 had this spot-on, and a further 7 got the outcome.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 GILLINGHAM 2
Gillingham secured their first away win of the season. Nobody got this spot-on, though 3 did have the outcome. 20 predicted a win for Cambridge.

IPSWICH TOWN 6 DONCASTER ROVERS 0
Ipswich register their first home victory in League One this season after this thrashing of rock-bottom Doncaster. No 3 pointer for anybody here, but 20 did get the outcome.

MILTON KEYNES DONS 3 FLEETWOOD TOWN 3
Scott Twine's hat-trick was not enough to clinch maximum points for MK Dons. Another game with no 3 pointer, though 4 did have the outcome.

OXFORD UNITED 5 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1
Oxford chalked up a first win in six matches by hammering Accrington. Yet another game with no 3 pointer, but 20 did get the outcome.

SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 2
Second-half goals from Joe Jacobson and Ryan Tafazolli helped Wycombe get back to winning ways. Only 2 got this spot-on, and another 12 had the outcome.

SUNDERLAND 5 CHELTENHAM TOWN 0
Sunderland moved to the top of League One, after a sixth-straight home win this season. A final game this week with no 3 pointer, though 25 did get the outcome.

After the first two weeks of this competition produced a brilliant total of 69 spot-ons, this third week proved to be a big disappointment in comparison. It did have a big 40 goals in total, but a lot of goals in games is only going to make things difficult for finding 3 pointers, and so it proved, with just 12 overall. But the 105 total outcomes did make up for it to some extent. Those twelve 3 pointers were shared out so that twelve members got one each. Best of which came from wessex_exile, who had the Hull 1-1, and he also got an impressive six outcomes, to make him the weeks top scorer, with a very decent 9 points.

With four outcomes mfb_cufc remains top for the second week running. Five outcomes were enough to move TheFatGooner up a place into second. An impressive six outcomes moves concordman up a place to third. A decent 8 points, that included having the Preston 1-1 spot-on, took RSCOSWORTH up four places into fourth. Getting the Wycombe 2-1 spot-on helped gerry_us to remain fifth. Three outcomes for BFG, means he has to settle for sixth, after being second last week. A decent 8 points also for basher2010, that had the Burton 2-1 spot-on, moved him three places to seventh. The final qualifying place for the knockout stage is held by unitedwhites, after he got five outcomes. The joint biggest climber of the week was the weeks top scorer wessex_exile, and his six place rise has him only missing out on the top eight by the most 3 pointer rule. The other six place mover was GOSBTS, who was another to get a decent 8 points this week, helped by getting the Preston 1-1 spot-on. With only 9 points separating 8th down to 24th, it still very much all to play for with 70 games to go before the knockout stage.

THE TABLE (30 out of 100 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)



Week 4 (of 10) Fixtures

BRISTOL CITY v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
DERBY COUNTY v LUTON TOWN
CHARLTON ATHLETIC v ACCRINGTON STANLEY
CHELTENHAM TOWN v MORECAMBE
LINCOLN CITY v AFC WIMBLEDON
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v BOLTON WANDERERS
COLCHESTER UNITED v BRISTOL ROVERS
HARROGATE TOWN v TRANMERE ROVERS
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v WALSALL
SUTTON UNITED v SWINDON TOWN

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 9 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 2nd October 15.00
at 20:54 25 Sep 2021

Week 8 results

LEEDS UNITED 1 WEST HAM UNITED 2

Michail Antonio's 90th-minute winner left Leeds still searching for a first Premier League win of the season. This is only the second time in Leeds' history that they have failed to win any of their first six games of a top-flight campaign - it last happened in 1935-36. That late winner was good news for the 8 who got this spot-on, and the 3 who had the outcome.

LEICESTER CITY 2 BURNLEY 2
Jamie Vardy scored twice - as well as an own goal - as Leicester came from behind to deny Burnley a first Premier League win of the season. Nobody had this spot-on, and only basher2010 got the outcome. The other 27 predicted a win for Leicester with a massive 16 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 CARDIFF CITY 1
Ben Brereton Diaz led the way with a hat-trick as Blackburn ran riot. Cardiff have now lost three games in a row for the first time under Mick McCarthy. No surprise that nobody got this spot-on, but 17 did have the outcome.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0 TRANMERE ROVERS 0
Forest Green maintained pole position at the top of League Two, in game that had 40 shots, but no goals. Another game with no 3 pointer, and only durham_exile got the outcome. 25 predicted a win for Forest Green.

HARROGATE TOWN 0 STEVENAGE 0
Stevenage kept their first clean sheet in nine winless matches with this bore draw. Well done to Pinault_Noir for being the only one to get this spot-on, and just 2 more had the outcome. 24 predicted a win for Harrogate.

HARTLEPOOL UNITED 1 EXETER CITY 1
Hartlepool dropped their first home points of the season as they were pegged back by Exeter, who have now gone seven games undefeated. A sublime 5 had this spot-on, and another 2 got the outcome.

The word shortage is becoming more prevalent every day in this country, and for the fourth week running it is a word that best descibes the number of points in the Happy League. In his prediction post this week noah4x4 said "Struggling to get going this season. Incredible number of draws. My tactic of never forecasting draws is backfiring". He is not the only one to use that strategy, and their cause was not helped again this week either, with another four games ending as draws. Though out of them it was only the Hartlepool 1-1 that was much use to anybody. There was almost a fifth one at Leeds, before the late West Ham winner. Three members did well to have two 3 pointers, they were RSCOSWORTH, blueeagle and thrillseeker. They each had that West Ham 2-1 and Hartlepool 1-1, and the Blackburn outcome, to give them all a decent 7 points, and a three-way share of being the weeks top scorer. Best of those to have one 3 pointer was GOSBTS who had the West Ham 2-1 and two outcomes to give him a solid 5 points.
Indeed there has been an incredible number of draws so far this season, with the 4 today making it 23 that have ended that way. There have been 18 home wins, and the other 15 being away wins. There is a three-way tie for the top result with the 0-0, 1-0 and 1-1 all on 8.
Something to think about for the future. The heavy support for Leicester to win 2-0 today was the third time this season that score has had incredible numbers. There has also been many occasions with double figure support for that score as well. Despite that we have yet to have one game end 2-0 this season, and only one end 0-2. In fact it has been something that has surprised me in my time of administrating the Happy League, that only a small number of games end in either of those two scores.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just to say a final reminder that the next round of games take place next Tuesday 28th September. All details on the separate thread.

In the Premier The top scoring performance from RSCOSWORTH means he continues to increase his lead, that now stands at an impressive 12 points. Having the West Ham 2-1 spot-on helps to keep sevebalo in second place. Three outcomes for basher2010 were enough to move him up a place into third. Just one outcome for unitedwhites has him dropping a place into the final Super Cup spot. The only other member to get a 3 pointer in this division was mfb_cufc, the West ham 2-1, and he moves up a place to fifth. Three outcomes also for Daniel, and he moves up a place to sixth. With all these draws doing him no favours noah4x4 fires a second blank this season, but he remains out of the relegation zone, as the bottom three continue their search for a first 3 pointer this season.

In Division One It is all change at the top, as the top scoring performance from blueeagle continued his rapid rise, that has taken him from 14th after Week 3, to the summit this week. Having the Hartlepool 1-1 spot-on, moved Tropical_Us up a place, and back into the automatics again. One outcome for last weeks leader medicine_man, means he has to settle for third this week. Mr Consistency gerry_us remains fourth for the fifth week running, after getting the West Ham 2-1 spot-on. He is a place ahead of MrHappy2, after he fired a blank. Finally making it into the final play-off place is Pinault_Noir, after narrowly missing out the last two weeks. Another to benefit from having the West Ham 2-1 spot-on, was burnsieespana, and he moves up a place. The big mover in this league was thrillseeker, after his top scoring performance took him up a big six places. The only other member in the + column was GOSBTS, with his solid week moving him up a couple of places.

THE TABLES (56 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 9 Fixtures

CHELSEA v SOUTHAMPTON
LUTON TOWN v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
PETERBOROUGH UNITED v BRISTOL CITY
CREWE ALEXANDRA v CAMBRIDGE UNITED
GILLINGHAM v WIGAN ATHLETIC
NEWPORT COUNTY v SCUNTHORPE UNITED

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 8 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 25th September 15.00
at 21:49 18 Sep 2021

Week 7 results

LIVERPOOL 3 CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club, and became the first player to net in nine consecutive league matches against a single opponent. Everyone predicted a win for Liverpool, with 10 getting it spot-on.

MANCHESTER CITY 0 SOUTHAMPTON 0
A strangely shot-shy City were fortunate to get a draw, as they did not manage a single shot on target until the 90th minute. Again everyone predicted a win for City, so no points for anyone.

NORWICH CITY 1 WATFORD 3
Norwich become only the fourth side to ever lose their opening five Premier League games - and manager Daniel Farke is the first manager to lose 15 consecutive matches in the English top flight. The canaries are already looking like falling off their perch and dropping into the Championship yet again. Nobody got this spot-on, but 5 did have the outcome.

FULHAM 1 READING 2
Fulham dropped off the top of the Championship table after this surprise defeat. Again nobody had this spot-on, and only oxfcolu got the outcome. The other 27 predicted a win for Fulham.

MILLWALL 1 COVENTRY CITY 1
Millwall and Coventry shared the points in an entertaining Championship match that should have had more goals. 4 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 BRISTOL CITY 2
City get a 93rd minute winner and their third straight away win in the Championship. No points for anyone from this game. 24 predicted a win for Rangers with 14 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

AFC WIMBLEDON 0 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1
The 47th-minute winning goal ensured Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe had reason to celebrate on his 43rd birthday. Just 2 got this spot-on, and another 6 had the outcome.

BOLTON WANDERERS 0 ROTHERHAM UNITED 2
Ben Wiles struck twice in four first-half minutes as Rotherham ended Bolton's unbeaten home record in League One. Well done to Daniel for being the only one to have this spot-on, and only Blue4U2 got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Bolton.

COLCHESTER UNITED 0 CRAWLEY TOWN 1
A first apperance in the Happy League this season for the U's, and one to forget, as Crawley get their first away win of the League Two season. No points for anyone again here, as 24 predicted a win for the U's.

MANSFIELD TOWN 1 ROCHDALE 1
After looking good against the U's, Mansfield lost their next five games, before coming from behind to get a draw here. Perhaps it was more like the U's were rubbish on the night. 3 had this spot-on, and 1 more got the outcome.

After the last two weeks had produced less than inspiring results, I was confident this week would be better, with a number of home teams looking good. How wrong could I be, with only Liverpool winning out of those so called good things. In fact they produced the only home win in this weeks fixtures, as we had an incredible six away wins. The home advantage with the fans back watching games has soon evaperated away. It is certainly the case in the Happy League, as the last 22 games have only produced 4 home wins. That Liverpool victory saved the week from being a complete disaster, as it achieved exactly half of the weeks 20 total 3 pointers, and the 18 outcomes were more than half of the 33 total 1 pointers. In such a tough week four members did well to have two 3 pointers each. Best of those was basher2010, who had the Millwall 1-1 and the Plymouth 1-0, plus two outcomes, to make him the weeks top scorer with a very decent 8 points. The other three were blueeagle and medicine_man, who both had the Liverpool 3-0 and the Millwall 1-1, and Sector4 who got the wins for Liverpool and Plymouth, to give them all a decent 6 points. Best of the members to get one 3 pointer was oxfcolu, who had the Liverpool 3-0 and three outcomes to also give him a decent 6 points.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on Tuesday 28th September. All details are on the separate thread.

In the Premier By getting the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on, RSCOSWORTH increased his lead to a decent 9 points. The most it has been in his fourth week running at the summit. Having the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on moved sevebalo up a place into second, but only on the most 3 pointer rule ahead of unitedwhites and this weeks top scorer basher2010, who moved up three places. The decent week for Sector4 also gave him a three place rise. Another to benefit from getting the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on was noah4x4, as it was enough to move him out of the relegation zone. He is replaced by ghughes11 again, as along with concordman and Blue4U2, they are all still looking for a first 3 pointer this season. But because they have all got a decent number of outcomes, they remain very much in touch, as there are only 12 points separating 2nd to 10th.

In Division One Just one outcome for MrHappy2 means he only has a one week stay at the top, but he only loses out on the most 3 pointer rule from medicine_man, who moves back to the top, after last being there in Week 1. Whatever medication he has sorted out for himself, it seems to be lasting longer than a Covid jab. Even though he drops a place to third, Tropical_Us moves 2 points nearer the top after getting the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on. Remaing fourth after having the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on is gerry_us, and he is now only 2 points from the automatics. Up another place into fifth is blueeagle, after his decent week. The final play-off spot is held by Lewis_1. Just missing on that final place is Pinault_Noir, on the most 3 pointer rule again. The only real change in the rest of the league has wessex_exile moving up three places, thanks to getting the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on.

THE TABLES (50 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 8 Fixtures

LEEDS UNITED v WEST HAM UNITED
LEICESTER CITY v BURNLEY
BLACKBURN ROVERS v CARDIFF CITY
FOREST GREEN ROVERS v TRANMERE ROVERS
HARROGATE TOWN v STEVENAGE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED v EXETER CITY

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Oh dear MrHappy
at 22:59 17 Sep 2021

Derby are about to go into administration, with a probable 12 point deduction.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58604851
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Happy Midweek League Cup 2021/22 Week 3 - Deadline Tuesday 28th Sept. 19.45
at 11:55 16 Sep 2021

Week 2 results

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 HULL CITY 0

This result means Hull have now gone six games without a win in the league and have not scored since their opening day win against Preston. 8 got this spot-on, and a further 13 had the outcome.

BLACKPOOL 0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 3
Victory for Huddersfield puts them into the play-off places in the early-season table while Blackpool, who have won only once this season, slip into the relegation zone. Nobody had this spot-on, but 9 did get the outcome.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
Bournemouth inflicted QPR's first defeat of the season to go joint top of the Championship. A big 10 got this spot-on, and 10 also had the outcome.

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 PRESTON NORTH END 2
Preston get a 95th minute equaliser, as the point extends their unbeaten league run to four - having started the campaign with three defeats. Again nobody had this spot-on, and only 2 got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for United.

READING 3 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1
Reading get their first win in five games, while Peterborough are now winless in five. 3 got this spot-on, and a further 18 had the outcome.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 DERBY COUNTY 0
A bore draw where West Brom will reflect on missed chances, and Derby fail to have a shot on target. Another game without a 3 pointer, and only Blue4U2 got the outcome. 24 predicted a win for West Brom with an incredible 17 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 FULHAM 4
Fulham return to the top of the Championship after this comfortable win. The final game this week without a 3 pointer this week, though 16 did have the outcome.

BRISTOL CITY 1 LUTON TOWN 1
Luton get a 91st minute equaliser, as City's victory drought at home stretches to 14 matches. That late goal was good news for the 5 who had this spot-on, and the 1 who got the outcome. 18 predicted that City would finally get a home win.

COVENTRY CITY 1 CARDIFF CITY 0
Coventry moved into the Championship play-off places with this win, as Cardiff could only manage one shot on target. 8 got this spot-on, and another 5 had the outcome.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0 MIDDLESBROUGH 2
Victory was Middlesborough's first in five games, and with only one point this season Forest sack manager Chris Houghton, as he becomes the first manager to be sacked in England's top four divisions this season. Well done to wessex_exile for being the only one to have this spot-on, and 7 more got the outcome.

STOKE CITY 1 BARNSLEY 1
Cauley Woodrow's world-class strike earned Barnsley a point. Stoke had won all their previous five home games this season - three in the Championship, two in the League Cup, and missed a penalty to keep the run going. Well done to Blue4U2 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and 2 more had the outcome. The other 23 predicted a win for Stoke.

The Happy League has been bit of struggle for most recently, but this new competition continues to make up for it, by delivering some good points again, with 36 spot-ons this week, after we had 33 in Week 1. It was a good week for mfb_cufc, as he was the only have four 3 pointers, the wins for Blackburn, Bournemouth, Reading and Coventry. With two outcomes as well, he is the weeks top scorer with a very welcome 14 points. This was enough to put him top at this early stage. Just missing out on being top scorer was gerry_us, but he will be pleased with his brilliant 13 points, that has moved him up eleven places into fifth. He was the only one get three 3 pointers, the wins for Blackburn and Reading, and the Bristol City 1-1, together with four outcomes. Last weeks leader BFG had another excellent week, by having the wins for Blackburn and Coventry spot-on, but has to settle for second this week, after another double figure score. An excellent 10 points also for TheFatGooner, that included having the Bristol City 1-1 and the Coventry 1-0 spot-on. He is another who has started with two double figure scores, and moves up a place into third. An excellent 10 points also for RSCOSWORTH, who got the Bournemouth 2-1 and Bristol City 1-1 spot-on, to take him up four places to eighth, and Daniel, who had the wins for Bournemouth and Coventry spot-on. Those same two 3 pointers for ghughes11, but he drops to sixth. There were four members who had the wins for Blackburn and Bournemouth spot-on, they were unitedwhites, who remains seventh, thillseeker, Lewis_1 and Tropical_Us. The final members to get two 3 pointers were durham_exile, who had the wins for Bournemouth and Coventry, and medicine_man, who had the wins for Blackburn and Coventry. Best of those to get one spot-on was concordman, who had the Bournemouth 2-1 and an impressive six outcomes, to give him a very decent 9 points, but he drops two places to fourth.
The next fixtures will be in two weeks, so a shorter gap between games this time.

THE TABLE (20 out of 100 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)



Week 3 (of 10) Fixtures

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v BLACKBURN ROVERS
HULL CITY v BLACKPOOL
PRESTON NORTH END v STOKE CITY
BURTON ALBION v PORTSMOUTH
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v GILLINGHAM
IPSWICH TOWN v DONCASTER ROVERS
MILTON KEYNES DONS v FLEETWOOD TOWN
OXFORD UNITED v ACCRINGTON STANLEY
SHREWSBURY TOWN v WYCOMBE WANDERERS
SUNDERLAND v CHELTENHAM TOWN

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 7 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 18th September 15.00
at 21:16 11 Sep 2021

Week 6 results

ARSENAL 1 NORWICH CITY 0

Arsenal lifted the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta as they scored thier first goal, and secured their first points of the Premier League season. 5 got this spot-on, and a further 20 had the outcome.

BRISTOL CITY 0 PRESTON NORTH END 0
City extend their wait for a home win in the Championship this season after this bore draw. Nobody had this spot-on, but 7 did get the outcome. The other 20 predicted a win for City with 10 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

READING 3 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3
Rangers get a 91st minute equaliser to maintain their unbeaten start to the Championship season. Again nobody got this spot-on, though 4 did have the outcome.

IPSWICH TOWN 2 BOLTON WANDERERS 5
Poor old Ipswich are still looking for their first league win after this thrashing. No 3 pointer for anybody here, but 7 did get the outcome.

MORECAMBE 3 AFC WIMBLEDON 4
Wimbledon get a 94th minute winner in this topsy-turvy encounter. A final game this week with no 3 pointer, though 10 did have the outcome.

CRAWLEY TOWN 2 CARLISLE UNITED 1
Nick Tsaroulla's last-minute goal earned Crawley their first win in four league games, and they finally beat Carlisle after failing in their previous 15 encounters. That late goal was good news for the 4 who had this spot-on, and another 8 got the outcome.

SALFORD CITY 1 BRADFORD CITY 0
Salford were another team to get a last minute winner this week. That was good news for the 3 who got this spot-on, and for the 8 who had the outcome.

What a crazy week this was with three games producing 20 goals between them, and only 5 goals from the other four games. So crazy that even Arsenal won a game. It looked for a while their victory was going to be the only game to have a 3 pointer, but the late winners for Crawley and Salford gave us a respectable 12 in total in the end. Two members had two 3 pointers, they were MrHappy2 and Tropical_Us, who both made a good decision to go 1-0 all games. That also got them one outcome, so they share the honour of being the weeks top scorer with a decent 7 points each. Best of the members to get one 3 pointer was blueeagle, who had the Crawley 2-1 and three outcomes to give him a solid 6 points.

Happy Midwek League Cup A final reminder that the next round of games start next Tuesday with a 19.45 deadline. All details on the separate Happy Midweek League Cup thread.

In the Premier A useful four outcomes for RSCOSWORTH extends his lead to a handy 7 points. Back on track with three outcomes keeps unitedwhites in second. Having the Arsenal 1-0 spot-on moved sevebalo a bit closer to the top two. A useful four outcomes also for TheFatGooner moves him up a place into the final Super Cup spot. Another week of struggle for mfb_cufc means he drops out of the top four. In another tough week for 3 poibters in this division, the only other members to get one were Daniel, who had the Salford 1-0, and moves up a place to sixth, and Sector4, who got the Crawley 2-1. At the bottom, even though he is still looking for a first 3 pointer this season, an impressive 16 outcomes has taken ghughes11 out of the relegation zone for the first time since Week 1. He is replaced by noah4x4, who is struggling to produce the form that saw him win the league twice in the last three seasons. Also looking for that elusive first 3 pointer is concordman and also Blue4U2, who had an unfortunate miissed week.

In Division One It is the weeks two top scorers who have moved into the automatic places, with MrHappy2 moving up a couple of places to go top, and Tropical_Us up four places into second. Just two outcomes for medicine_man means he drops to third. Despite getting the Arsenal 1-0 spot-on, gerry_us remains fourth, but close enough to keep that £100 in sight. Last weeks leader Lewis_1 had to settle for the one outcome, and drops four places. Up another couple of places into the final play-off spot is blueeagle, as he continues a rise that has taken him up eight places in three weeks. Just losing out on a play-off place, after being there for two weeks, is Pinault_Noir. Though he still got a useful four outcomes, and only lost out on the most 3 pointer rule. Still very much in the play-off mix are burnsieespana and bwildered, after they both had the Crawley 2-1 spot-on. A useful four outcomes for wessex_exile, as he comes back to some sort of form, but with 2's and 3's for all other members, it very much as you were, but at such an early stage in the season, a top six place is still very much a possibility for everyone.

THE TABLES (40 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 7 Fixtures 10 games picked by this weeks guest Lewis_1

LIVERPOOL v CRYSTAL PALACE
MANCHESTER CITY v SOUTHAMPTON
NORWICH CITY v WATFORD
FULHAM v READING
MILLWALL v COVENTRY CITY
QUEENS PARK RANGERS v BRISTOL CITY
AFC WIMBLEDON v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
BOLTON WANDERERS v ROTHERHAM UNITED
COLCHESTER UNITED v CRAWLEY TOWN
MANSFIELD TOWN v ROCHDALE

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 6 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 11th September 15.00
at 19:54 4 Sep 2021

Week 5 results

CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 MILTON KEYNES DONS 1

Hiram Boateng's 87th minute strike rescued a point for MK Dons. That late goal was good news for the 6 who got this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome. 15 predicted a win for MK Dons with 10 going for a 2-1 in what was equally the weeks most predicted score.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS v IPSWICH TOWN POSTPONED Due to Wycombe having International calls.

EXETER CITY 0 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0
Forest Green lost their place at the top of League Two after this bore draw, as Exeter fail to have a shot on target. Nobody had this spot-on, but 11 did get the outcome.

MANSFIELD TOWN 1 HARROGATE TOWN 3
Unbeaten Harrogate stormed to the top of League Two with this win against 9-man Mansfield. Again nobody got this spot-on, though 3 did have the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Mansfield with 10 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks other most predicted score.

NEWPORT COUNTY 2 LEYTON ORIENT 2
Substitute Dom Telford denied Orient a win in Newport's first home league match of the season. Another game with no 3 pointer, but 5 did get the outcome.

PORT VALE 2 ROCHDALE 3
Corey O'Keeffe hit a late winner to earn Rochdale a victory - their first in the league at Vale Park. A final game with no 3 pointer this week, though 7 did have the outcome.

I was surprised to read this week that a number of footballer's have not had the Covid vaccine. This is only going to lead to more games being postponed this season, to add to Harrogate and Sutton, who have already had games cancelled due to it. In todays games Newport had seven players missing due to Covid, so I am still not sure what the criteria is for calling a game off.

We lost one of our games this week due to the late announcement that Wycombe had International call-ups. The way the results went most members probably wished all games had been called off, as we had no home wins, and two high scoring aways. Even the three draws only produced one 1-1, and it was the result that gave us our only 3 pointer this week. Not surprisingly it was two members who had that spot-on who share the honour of being the weeks top scorer, they were medicine_man and MrHappy2, who chose a good time to go 1-1 all games. They both also had two outcomes to give them a decent 5 points each.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on the 14th/15th September. All details on the separate thread.

In the Premier In a low scoring week, it worked out well for RSCOSWORTH, as he had the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on to extend his lead to a decent 6 points, to take advantage of a rare blank from unitedwhites. He remains second, but after predicting Cheltenham to win 1-0, that late goal for MK Dons made the difference from being level or 6 points adrift. Up a place into third is sevebalo, thanks to two outcomes, while mfb_cufc has to settle for the final Super Cup place. The only other upward movement this week came from TheFatGooner, whose three place rise took him to fifth, thanks to three outcomes. Three outcomes also for Blue4U2, and even though he remains bottom, there is only one point separating the bottom four.

In Division One Just one outcome for Lewis_1, but it was enough for him to remain top, but only the tie-breaker rules, as he is joined on the same number of points as the weeks top scorers medicine_man and MrHappy2, who remain second and third. Just two points further back in fourth is gerry_us, as he was another to benefit from having the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on. Up three places into fifth is Tropical_Us after he also got the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on. With two outcomes, remaining in the final play-off place is Pinault_Noir. The final member to have the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on was blueeagle, and that enabled him to be the only other climber in this league, as he moved up four places.

THE TABLES (33 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 6 Fixtures This is now a 7 game week to make up for the postponed match in Week 5.

ARSENAL v NORWICH CITY
BRISTOL CITY v PRESTON NORTH END
READING v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
IPSWICH TOWN v BOLTON WANDERERS
MORECAMBE v AFC WIMBLEDON
CRAWLEY TOWN v CARLISLE UNITED
SALFORD CITY v BRADFORD CITY

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 5 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 4th September 15.00
at 23:46 28 Aug 2021

Week 4 results

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 SOUTHAMPTON 2

James Ward-Prowse scored a dramatic 96th-minute penalty for Southampton soon after Allan Saint-Maximin appeared to grab an injury-time winner for Newcastle. Nobody got this spot-on, but 5 did have the outcome.

BARNSLEY 1 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1
Both teams had to settle for a point apiece with neither side able to find the winner after two first-half goals. 4 had this spot-on, and nobody got the outcome.

MIDDLESBROUGH 1 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1
Both teams finished with 10 men as they shared the points. 6 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.

MILLWALL 2 BLACKPOOL 1
Millwall get a 90th minute winner as they came from behind to beat 10-man Blackpool and earn their first league win of the season. A magnificent 7 had this spot-on, and a futher 16 got the outcome with 10 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

OXFORD UNITED 3 LINCOLN CITY 1
James Henry hit a hat-trick as Oxford beat injury-hit Lincoln. Only 2 got this spot-on, and another 19 had the outcome,

SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 GILLINGHAM 1
Shrewsbury end a near seven hour wait for a goal as they came from behind to get their first points this season. The game ended with Shrewsbury having nine men, and Gillingham ten, with three players being dismissed in stoppage time. 3 had this spot-on, and 3 also got the outcome.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 PORTSMOUTH 0
Callum Lang's 78th-minute strike was the difference as Wigan end Portsmouth's unbeaten start to the season. Well done to BFG for being the only one to get this spot-on, and another 9 had the outcome.

BARROW 1 BRISTOL ROVERS 1
Barrow had captain Mark Ellis sent off for violent conduct but still held on for a draw. 3 had this spot-on, and 2 more got the outcome.

HARTLEPOOL UNITED 2 CARLISLE UNITED 1
Hartlepool make it three home wins from three since returning to League Two. A great 8 got this spot-on, and another 3 had the outcome.

WALSALL 1 STEVENAGE 0
Conor Wilkinson's early strike gave Walsall their first victory this season, and earned Matthew Taylor his first managerial win. 5 had this spot-on, and a further 6 got the outcome.

With fans back watching games again, it is certainly giving an advantage to the home teams, with only 6 away wins from the 41 games played in England's top four divisions today. That trend was reflected in our 10 games this week, with 6 ending in wins for the home team, and the other 4 producing draws. That means in the 28 games played so far this season we have had 13 homes, 11 draws, and just the 4 aways. It will be interesting to see if this big disparity between homes and aways continues. Even though no away teams won there was a big discrepancy in the points scored by members this week. In fact Division One really put one over the Premier, by beating them 29-10 when it came to 3 pointers. Though it was the Premier's RSCOSWORTH who was the weeks top scorer with a magnificent 14 points. He has had a lot of success with the 1-1 in the past, and he chose the right week to go heavy with that prediction again, and he got the three at Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Barrow, along with the Millwall 2-1, and two outcomes. Another member to get a superb four 3 pointers was Lewis_1, who had the wins for Millwall, Oxford and Walsall, along with the Middlesbrough 1-1, to give him a brilliant 12 points. Four members did well to get three 3 pointers. They produced a brilliant 11 points for gerry_us, who got the wins for Millwall and Hartlepool, and the Middlesbrough 1-1, and also for Pinault_Noir, who had the wins for Oxford and Shrewsbury, and another to get the Middlesbrough 1-1. The other two got a superb 10 points, they were burnsieespana who had the wins for Millwall, Shrewsbury and Walsall, and BFG who got the Barrow 1-1 and the Walsall 1-0 to go with his good Wigan 1-0 pick. Best of the five members to get two 3 pointers was unitedwhites, who had the 2-1 wins for Shrewsbury and Hartlepool, and four outcomes to also give him a superb 10 points.

In the Premier The top scoring performance from RSCOSWORTH moves him up four places to the summit. This is the first time he has been top of the Premier since Week 10 in the 2018/19 season. The other big scorer in this division unitedwhites, moves up a place into second. Last weeks top two sevebalo and mfb_cufc have to settle for the other Super Cup places this week, with the latter just shading third on the first to post rule. In what was overall a tough week for 3 pointers for the rest of the league, it is the three members that got one who are in the + column, with baser2010 moving up two places, and Daniel and TheFatGooner both moving up a place. The bottom three continue their search for a first 3 pointer this season.

In Division One The brilliant week for Lewis_1 continued his rapid rise to the top, after only being 14th after Week 1. Two 3 pointers each for medicine_man and MrHappy2, means they remain second and third. It is all change in the places below them with the excellent weeks for gerry_us moving him up eight places into fourth, burnsieespana up five into fifth, and the play-off spots being completed by Pinault_Noir moving up seven places into sixth. It was also a seven place rise for BFG, as he finally showed his midweek form. After leading for the last two weeks, durham_exile has been overwhelmed by all these good performances, and drops nine places, but is still only two points from the play-offs. The other members to get two 3 pointers this week were GOSBTS and blueeagle, to keep them well in sight of the play-offs. With gsy163 getting a 3 pointer, all members in this league have now got one, but it was not enough to stop him dropping to the bottom.

THE TABLES (28 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 5 Fixtures The first International break this season, means we have 6 games from Leagues 1 & 2.

CHELTENHAM TOWN v MILTON KEYNES DONS
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v IPSWICH TOWN POSTPONED Due to Wycombe having International calls.
EXETER CITY v FOREST GREEN ROVERS
MANSFIELD TOWN v HARROGATE TOWN
NEWPORT COUNTY v LEYTON ORIENT
PORT VALE v ROCHDALE

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 4 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 28th August 15.00
at 21:06 21 Aug 2021

Week 3 results

CRYSTAL PALACE 0 BRENTFORD 0

Brentford maintained an unbeaten start to their first Premier League season with this bore draw. Nobody got this spot-on, but 7 did have the outcome.

LEEDS UNITED 2 EVERTON 2
In an entertaining game Leeds twice came from behind to rescue a point in the club's first home Premier League game with a full stadium in 17 years. 4 had this spot-on, and another 6 got the outcome.

SHEFFIELD UNITED 1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2
United get their first goal of the season with a 92nd minute equaliser, only for Huddersfield to then go and get a 94th minute winner. Well done to unitedwhites for being the only one to get this spot-on, and just TheFatGooner had the outcome. 20 predicted a win for United.

SUNDERLAND 1 AFC WIMBLEDON 0
Sunderland bounced back from their midweek defeat at Burton as Carl Winchester's second-half strike secured the win. Everybody predicted a win for Sunderland, with 4 having it spot-on. The other 23 had to settle for the outcome with 14 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

MANSFIELD TOWN 2 BRADFORD CITY 3
Former Mansfield striker Andy Cook grabbed a 87th minute winner at his old club as Bradford edged home in a see-saw thriller between two previously unbeaten sides. Nobody got this spot-on, and only basher2010 had the outcome. 17 predicted a win for Mansfield.

SALFORD CITY 0 SWINDON TOWN 1
Salford's winless start to the League Two season continued as Jack Payne's second-half goal saw Swindon win with their only shot on target. Well done to Lewis_1 for being the only one to have this spot-on, and just 2 more got the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Salford.

After the first two weeks of the season only had the one away win, the influence of a home crowd failed to continue this week, with three "good things" all losing, and only one home team successful. In fact it turned out to be a tough week all round, and it was that Sunderland win that got half of the weeks total 70 points. At least everybody got points on the board again, with six members grateful for Sunderland saving them from firing a blank. Only ten 3 pointers this week, so unitedwhites did well to be the only member to get two. He had the Sunderland 1-0 to go with his good Huddersfield 2-1 pick, and is the weeks top scorer with a decent 6 points. Best of those who had one 3 pointer were Lewis_1, with that good Swindon 1-0 pick, and MrHappy2 and bwildered, who both got the Leeds 2-2. They also all had two outcomes to give them a solid 5 points each.

In the Premier A shortage of 3 pointers in this division, with most getting just 1 or 2 points. It means two outcomes were enough to keep sevebalo top for the third week running. He increases his lead by a point, as mfb_cufc was grateful for Sunderland to give him an outcome. The top scoring performance from unitedwhites moved him up four places into third. The final Super Cup place is held by Sector4, who was another grateful to Sunderland for his outcome. Another three outcomes for RSCOSWORTH, to give him an impessive nine for the season, but he drops out of the top four for the first time. The only other member to get a 3 pointer in this league was noah4x4 with the Sunderland 1-0, and he moves up a couple of places into sixth. There is little change to the rest of the division, with only concordman in the + column, moving up a place.

In Division One Having the Sunderland 1-0 spot-on kept durham_exile
in the top spot, but only just, as he is only a point ahead of a group of four. They are headed by medicine_man, who is back up into the automatic places again, on the most 3 pointer rule, after getting the Leeds 2-2 spot-on. It is then MrHappy2 moving up a couple of places into third, just heading Lewis_1 and bwildered on the first to post rule. Just holding on to the final play-off place is wessex_exile, on the first to post rule, from the improving thrillseeker, who had the Sunderland 1-0 spot-on, to move him up three places. An unfortunate missed week for Tropical_us, has him dropping out of the play-off spots. It is the first time I can remeber him failing to post, so I hope all is well with him. For the rest of the league, the only one to get a 3 pointer was oxfcolu, the Leeds 2-2, and he moves up a big five places, and off the bottom for the first time this season. It is a surprise to see he is replaced on the bottom by BFG. A surprise because his great midweek performace took him straight to the top of that competition, but he has been unable to repeat that on a Saturday so far.

THE TABLES (18 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 4 Fixtures To keep with tradition the first 10 game week of the season is picked by the current Premier champ mfb_cufc.

NEWCASTLE UNITED v SOUTHAMPTON
BARNSLEY v BIRMINGHAM CITY
MIDDLESBROUGH v BLACKBURN ROVERS
MILLWALL v BLACKPOOL
OXFORD UNITED v LINCOLN CITY
SHREWSBURY TOWN v GILLINGHAM
WIGAN ATHLETIC v PORTSMOUTH
BARROW v BRISTOL ROVERS
HARTLEPOOL UNITED v CARLISLE UNITED
WALSALL v STEVENAGE

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Happy Midweek League Cup 2021/22 Week 2 - Deadline Tuesday 14th Sept. 19.45
at 11:46 18 Aug 2021

Week 1 results

BLACKPOOL 0 COVENTRY CITY 1

Coventry win it with a goal scored off Viktor Gyorekes face. Only mfb_cufc got this spot-on, and 4 more had the outcome.

MILLWALL 1 FULHAM 2
Two goals in the first eight minutes win it for Fulham, to cement their status as early league leaders. A sublime 9 had this spot-on, and a further 7 got the outcome.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 DONCASTER ROVERS 0
A Pontus Dahlberg own goal in the 3rd minute gave Accrington victory over Doncaster, who have lost all three league games. 5 got this spot-on, and another 8 had the outcome.

LINCOLN CITY 0 BOLTON WANDERERS 1
A first league win for Bolton, and a first defeat for Lincoln. Just 2 had this spot-on, and 3 more got the outcome.

MILTON KEYNES DONS 2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1
Mo Eisa struck the winner as MK Dons came from behind to win and give new head coach Liam Manning his first victory. 4 got this spot-on, and another 2 had the outcome.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 FLEETWOOD TOWN 0
Lee Gregory marked his full debut for Wednesday with a goal as they extended their unbeaten start to the season, and have yet to concede a goal. 5 had this spot-on, and a further 19 got the outcome.

BARROW 0 EXETER CITY 0
Barrow are now unbeaten in their past three matches in all competitions, as Exeter failed to score for a fourth successive match this season. Well done to GOSBTS for being the only one get this spot-on, and 5 more had the outcome.

BRISTOL ROVERS 1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0
Rovers ended an eight-match losing streak, stretching back to last season. But for Oldham it meant bottom place in the table without a point from three games. 5 again had this spot-on, and another 14 got the outcome.

NEWPORT COUNTY v NORTHAMPTON TOWN POSTPONED Due to the Newport pitch renovation not being completed.

PORT VALE 0 CARLISLE UNITED 0
Port Vale are still waiting for their first league win, and first goal this season, after they were held to a bore draw by unbeaten Carlisle. Well done to durham_exile for being the only one to get this spot-on, and 4 more had the outcome.

A great start to this new competition, that despite a lack of goals, produced a 3 pointer in all the remaining nine games, and a total of 33 all told. There were only 11 goals scored overall, but with five games being decided by the only goal, members took full advantage, and four did well to have three 3 pointers. They were:-
concordman who got the wins for Fulham, Accrington and MK Dons.
ghughes11 who had the 1-0 wins for Accrington, Sheff Wed and Bristol Rovers.
TheFatGooner who made the good decision to go 1-0 all games.
They all also had one outcome to give them an excellent 10 points each.
GOSBTS who got the wins for Fulham and Sheff Wed to go with his good Barrow 0-0 pick, to give him a superb 9 points. Predicting bore draws is proving to be a successful route to 3 pointers for him at the moment.
A great effort from all four, but not enough to be the weeks top scorer. That honour goes to BFG, and at the same time makes the early leader, as he had the 1-0 wins for Accrington and Bolton spot-on, and an impressive five outcomes, to give him a brilliant 11 points. At this early stage the other knockout positions are occupied by mfb_cufc, who also had the Fulham 2-1 spot-on to go with the Coventry 1-0, and three outcomes to give him a welcome 9 points. Also unitedwhites, who got the wins for Fulham and Sheff Wed spot-on, and basher2010 who had the wins for MK Dons and Sheff Wed spot-on. they both also had two outcomes to give them a very decent 8 points.
There is now four weeks before the next round of games, and as members won't want to be predicting too far ahead, there will be plenty of reminders nearer the time.

THE TABLE (9 out of 100 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)



Week 2 (of 10) Fixtures This is now an 11 game week, from the Championship, to make up for the postponed match from Week 1.

Tuesday 14th September

BLACKBURN ROVERS v HULL CITY
BLACKPOOL v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
AFC BOURNEMOUTH v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
SHEFFIELD UNITED v PRESTON NORTH END
READING v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
WEST BROMWICH ALBION v DERBY COUNTY

Wednesday 15th September

BIRMINGHAM CITY v FULHAM
BRISTOL CITY v LUTON TOWN
COVENTRY CITY v CARDIFF CITY
NOTTINGHAM FOREST v MIDDLESBROUGH
STOKE CITY v BARNSLEY

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 3 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 21st August 15.00
at 21:19 14 Aug 2021

Week 2 results

LEICESTER CITY 1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0

A Jamie Vardy goal was enough to give Leicester victory. Only 2 (bwildered and Pinault_Noir) got this spot-on, and 25 had the outcome, with what must be a record, an incredible 19, went for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0 STOKE CITY 0
Birmingham and Stoke maintained their unbeaten starts to the season as they played out a bore draw. Stoke have not won away to Birmingham in 13 visits since October 1988. Well done to sevebalo for being the only one to have this spot-on, and another 10 got the outcome.

HULL CITY 0 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3
Rangers eased to a convincing victory over newly promoted Hull, who had ex-U's George Moncur sent off. Nobody got this spot-on, but 7 did have the outcome.

MIDDLESBROUGH 2 BRISTOL CITY 1
Debut goals from Uche Ikpeazu and Matt Crooks earned Middlesbrough a first league win of the season. City are now without a win in 13 matches, going back to last season. 4 had this spot-on, and a further 15 got the outcome.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 GILLINGHAM 0
Luke Jephcott scored an 88th-minute winner as Plymouth registered their first League One points of the new season. That late goal was good news for the 8 who got this spot-on, and another 12 who had the outcome.

ROCHDALE 0 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0
Rochdale and Scunthorpe lacked the sharpness up front (sounds familiar) to break the deadlock as they played out a bore draw. Well done to GOSBTS for being the only one to have this spot-on, and 2 more got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Rochdale.

A week where overall the home teams were predicted to achieve a win for their returning fans. But with only 8 goals scored in the 6 games, none found it easy, though three did manage narrow victories. With QPR giving us our first away win of the season, the 12 games so far have produced 6 homes, 5 draws and that solitay away win. That late goal from Plymouth put a different complexion on things, as they got half of the weeks total 16 spot-ons, and with the total 71 outcomes, it made sure everybody put points on the board again. Just the two members got two 3 pointers, they were sevebalo who had the Plymouth 1-0 to go with his good Birmingham 0-0 pick, and mfb_cufc, who got the wins for Middlesbrough and Plymouth. They both also had two outcomes, to give them a very decent 8 points, and a share to being the weeks top scorer.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder that the competition starts next Tuesday the 17th, with the deadline 19.45. All details can be found on the separate Happy Midweek League Cup thread.

In the Premier The top scoring week for sevebalo made sure of him maintaining top spot. Up into second is the weeks other top scorer mfb_cufc. Another solid week, that included having the Middlesbrough 2-1 spot-on, keeps Sector4 in the Super Cup places. Even though he drops a place, three outcomes keeps RSCOSWORTH in the Super Cup mix. Only two more members managed a 3 pointer in this division, they were basher2010 and TheFatGooner, who both benefited from the Plymouth 1-0, and they are the only other ones in the + column this wek.

In Division One Having the Middlesbrough 2-1 spot-on helped take durham_exile to the summit. Just needs his beloved U's to follow his example. In the other automatic spot, on the first to post rule, is Tropical_Us, who had the Plymouth 1-0 spot-on. Last weeks top two wessex_exile and medicine_man had settle for just getting outcomes, and they are third and fourth. It couldn't be any closer for the other two play-off spots, with six members all having the same records. It is MrHappy2 and burnsieespana who occupy them on the first to post rule, with both having the Plymouth 1-0 spot-on. Just losing out on a play-off place are GOSBTS, Lewis_1, bwildered and thrillseeker, who all improved their positions by getting their first 3 pointer this season. Another four outcomes for gerry_us, means at this early stage he has more of them than anybody in both leagues. But it was a lack of 3 pointers that got him relegated last season, and the same problem could hold him back again. Four outcomes also for oxfcolu, and even though he remains bottom, there are only 6 points separating top from bottom.

THE TABLES (12 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 3 Fixtures

CRYSTAL PALACE v BRENTFORD
LEEDS UNITED v EVERTON
SHEFFIELD UNITED v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
SUNDERLAND v AFC WIMBLEDON
MANSFIELD TOWN v BRADFORD CITY
SALFORD CITY v SWINDON TOWN

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Happy League 2021/22 Week 2 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 14th August 15.00
at 23:47 7 Aug 2021

Week 1 results

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2

We started with an entertaining game, that had West Brom coming from behind twice to get a draw. Nobody starts the season with a spot-on, though 7 did get a first point on the board with the outcome.

LUTON TOWN 3 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0
Peterborough have struggled in the Championship before, and the bookies make them favourites for the drop again. After this performance they look justified, as they were easily brushed aside by Luton. Again nobody got this spot-on, but 18 did have the outcome.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 OXFORD UNITED 1
Cambridge are another team likely to be fighting relegation, after their top scorer from last season decided he would rather play in the non-league this season. They fought back to get a draw in this game with a late penalty, being their only shot on target. The first game to have a 3 pointer this season, well done to the 5 who got that, and nobody had the outcome.

IPSWICH TOWN 2 MORECAMBE 2
With most of the old Ipswich team plying their trade down the A12 now, the new look team have to come from behind twice to get a draw. The second equaliser coming in the 91st minute from ex-U's Bonne. Another game without a 3 pointer this week, though 3 did get the outcome.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 SUTTON UNITED 1
Forest Green get a 91st minute winner, to break the hearts of League newcomers Sutton, having their first shot at League football in their 123-year history. That late goal was good news for the 3 who had this spot-on, and the further 24 who got the outcome

HARTLEPOOL UNITED 1 CRAWLEY TOWN 0
Hartlepool are another team to win with a late winner, on their return to the League, after four seasons away. That 88th minute winner was enough to beat a Crawley team, who failed to have a shot on target. A magnificent 7 benefited from that late goal and got it spot-on, and another 7 also had the outcome.

Welcome back all members from last season, and welcome also to our one newcomer bwildered. It all feels like the real thing once again, with fans allowed back into stadiums with full capacity. It will be interesting to see what effect this will have on results. If the first round of games are anything to go by, then it seems like the home teams are getting the advantage back that the fans give them, as there were only 7 away wins in the 33 EFL games. As for the Happy League, late goals in three games means we ended with three home wins, and three draws. Considering the first games of the season are a bit of a lottery, thanks to those late winners for Forest Green and Hartlepool, it didn't turn out too bad. With 15 spot-ons and 59 outcomes in total, everybody got some points on the board. Three members did well to have two 3 pointers, and two of them share the honour of being the weeks top scorer, they were medicine_man, who had the Cambridge 1-1, and the Forest Green 2-1, and wessex_exile who also got the Cambridge 1-1, and the Hartlepool 1-0. They both also had one outcome, to give them a very decent 7 points. The other member to have two 3 pointers was sevebalo, the wins for Forest Green and Hartlepool, to give him a decent 6 points.

Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the first fixtures for this new competition are ready for predicting. All details can be found on the the separate Happy Midweek League Cup thread.

In the Premier Last season was one of the most competitive Premier's there has been, and this season could be the same, if the first week is anything to go by, with only one point separating the top seven. Thanks to the most 3 pointer rule, it is sevebalo taking an ealy lead, just as he did on the first week of last season. On the same number of points, and occupying the next three new Super Cup places, are Sector4, RSCOSWORTH and Daniel. Then it is one point back to noah4x4, mfb_cufc and unitedwhites, who all benefited by having the Hartlepool 1-0 spot-on.

In Division One The weeks top scorers share the automatic places, with medicine_man shading it on the first to post rule from wessex_exile. The leader was second after the first week last season, then gradually faded. He will be hoping to create a potion to last the pace better this time round. There are familiar faces in the play-off spots, with blueeagle looking to make it fourth time lucky, after losing in the play-offs the last three seasons, and durham_exile looking to make up for last seasons play-off disappointment. They are joined in the play-off places by Tropical_Us, who is after a quick return to the Premier, and gsy163, who had an impressive four outcomes. Late goals for Cambridge and Hartlepool stopped him from getting two 3 pointers as well. A solid three outcomes for newbie bwildered, and also for the new franchise MrHappy2, and gerry_us, in his quest to win £100.

THE TABLES (6 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 2 Fixtures

LEICESTER CITY v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
BIRMINGHAM CITY v STOKE CITY
HULL CITY v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
MIDDLESBROUGH v BRISTOL CITY
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v GILLINGHAM
ROCHDALE v SCUNTHORPE UNITED

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Happy Midweek League Cup 2021/22 Week 1 - Deadline Tuesday 17th August 19.45
at 19:58 4 Aug 2021

This is a brand new competition, that is separate from the Happy League. It is open to all Happy League members only. As the title suggests, it is a competition for midweek league games.

The format for the competition is for it to start as one league for all Happy League members, to run for 100 fixtures. Those fixtures will be made up of 10 weeks, with 10 games in each week. The first fixtures will be on Tueday 17th August, and the last ones are due to be on Tuesday 8th February. After 100 games the top 8 will then play in a knockout tournament.

The Quarter-Finals are due to be played on 22nd February, and the draw will be:-

(A) 1st v 8th
(B) 2nd v 7th
(C) 3rd v 6th
(D) 4th v 5th

The Semi-Finals are due to be played on 15th March, and the draw will be:-

Winner of game A v Winner of game D
Winner of game B v Winner of game C

The Final is due to be played on Easter Monday 18th April.

If Covid and/or bad weather intervenes, then there could be a change to the above dates, but I would still hope to be able to abide by the original format.

Week 1 (of 10) Fixtures

BLACKPOOL v COVENTRY CITY
MILLWALL v FULHAM
ACCRINGTON STANLEY v DONCASTER ROVERS
LINCOLN CITY v BOLTON WANDERERS
MILTON KEYNES DONS v CHARLTON ATHLETIC
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v FLEETWOOD TOWN
BARROW v EXETER CITY
BRISTOL ROVERS v OLDHAM ATHLETIC
NEWPORT COUNTY v NORTHAMPTON TOWN POSTPONED Due to the Newport pitch renovation not being completed.
PORT VALE v CARLISLE UNITED

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