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Happy League 2019/20 Week 7 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 21st September 12.30
at 22:46 14 Sep 2019

Week 6 Results

MANCHESTER UNITED 1 LEICESTER 0

United are now unbeaten in their last 134 home Premier League games when they have scored first. Leicester continued their horrific run against United, now losing 18 times against them - more than any other opponent. Only 2 got this spot-on, and a further 16 had the outcome, that included 13 who went for a 2-1, in what was the weeks most predicted score. Ironically 7 predicted a 2-1 win for Leicester.

TOTTENHAM 4 CRYSTAL PALACE 0
Spurs have now won each of their last nine Premier League games against Palace after this outstanding performance. They will probably have a harder game than this on Tuesday week. Nobody had this spot-on, but a big 29 did get the outcome.

WOLVES 2 CHELSEA 5
Chelsea have become the first team in Premier League history to have 11 consecutive league goals scored by players aged 21 or younger as they destroyed Wolves. A Tammy Abrahams hat-trick means he has scored 7 goals in his last 3 appearances. There were 13 different scores predicted for this game, but it is not surprising nobody got it spot-on, though 9 did have the outcome.

HULL 2 WIGAN 2
Teenager Joe Gelhardt's first goal in professional football rescued a point for Wigan. The draw did little to get either team's season going, with both having won just once in their opening seven league games. Just 2 got this spot-on, and 2 also had the outcome.

MIDDLESBROUGH 1 READING 0
Boro toast their 500th league match at the Riverside with a sixth straight Championship win over the Royals, after this unconvincing victory. A massive 9 had this spot-on, and another 13 got the outcome.

SWANSEA 0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1
Swansea's unbeaten start to the season came to an end as substitute Alfa Semedo earned Forest a deserved win. Noticed that Swansea keeper is Freddie Woodman. Son of ex-U's Andy. Only 2 had this spot-on, and 2 also got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Swansea.

For the second week running 3 pointers proved hard to come by, and just like last week one teams victory made all the difference, with Middlesbrough's 1-0 providing 9 of the 15 total spot-ons. Considering how hard 3 pointers were to find, it was another outstanding week from noah4x4 to get 3 of them, the 1-0 wins for Man Utd, Middlesbrough and Notts Forest, and one outcome means he is the weeks top scorer with a brilliant 10 points. In these early days of the season the 1-0 scoreline has certainly been the way to go, with 11 of the 40 games ending that way. 8 home wins and 3 away. With another one today the 2-2 draw has now had 5, outscoring the popular 1-1 and 2-1, who have both had 3 ending that way. Another two members to benefit from that 1-0 scoreline were Daniel, who had the wins for Man Utd and Middlesbrough on his way to getting an excellent 9 points, and mfb_cufc, who had the wins for Middlesbrough and Notts Forest to give him a decent 7 points. Best of those to get one spot-on was Blue4U2, the Hull 2-2, and four outcomes also gave him a decent 7 points.

In the Premier The phenomenal start to the season made by noah4x4, with almost 1 in 3 of his predictions earning him a 3 pointer, continued this week, and he has stretched his lead at the summit to an amazing 14 points. A tremendous effort for someone thinking more cricket than football at the moment. Three outcomes were enough for Sector4 to hold onto second place, and a good week for mfb_cufc consolidated his top three spot. A solid week for RSCOSWORTH, that included having the Middlesbrough 1-0 spot-on, moved him into the top half for the first time this season. At the bottom It was good to see Colukev avoid having to be expelled, but the next task is to avoid being relegated. Past performances prove he is up to it. After another disappointing week he is joined in bottom three by TheHappyGooner.

In Division One After having to settle for second on the tie-breaker rules for the last two weeks Blue4U2 has finally made it to the top, and at the same time created a useful 5 point cushion. Up three places into the other automatic spot is ghughes11, who was another one to benefit from having the Middlesbrough 1-0 spot-on. Last weeks leader Lewis_1 has to make do with a play-off spot this week. After getting his first 3 pointers of the season Daniel moves up an impressive nine places, and into the play-off spots for the first time this season. The other play-off places are still held by concordman and BFG, but only on the the first to post rule. Further down the league well done to gsy163 on getting his first 3 pointer this season. This means everybody in both divisions has achieved one now.

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




Week 7 Fixtures picked by this weeks guest ghughes11. DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE THIS WEEK IS 12.30.

LEICESTER CITY v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (12.30)
BURNLEY v NORWICH CITY
NEWCASTLE UNITED v BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (17.30)
BRISTOL CITY v SWANSEA CITY
DONCASTER ROVERS v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
GILLINGHAM v IPSWICH TOWN
MILTON KEYNES DONS v SOUTHEND UNITED
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v PORTSMOUTH
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v SWINDON TOWN
COLCHESTER UNITED v LEYTON ORIENT

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2019/20 Week 6 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 14th September 15.00
at 22:47 7 Sep 2019

Week 5 Results

FLEETWOOD 2 OXFORD UNITED 1

Fleetwood's seven month unbeaten home run continued with this victory. A massive 12 got this spot-on, in what was the weeks most predicted score, and a further 15 had the outcome.

TRANMERE 2 GILLINGHAM 2
Tranmere came from two goals down at half time to rescue a point. It could have been even better if they hadn't missed a penalty. Nobody had this spot-on, but 6 did get the outcome. 17 predicted a win for Tranmere.

WYCOMBE 3 LINCOLN 1
Left-back Joe Jacobson scored twice as Wycombe moved to the top of League One. This convincing victory ensured Wycombe moved to their highest league position in their 132-year history. Again no 3 pointer for anybody here, though 8 did have the outcome.

CARLISLE 1 EXETER 3
League Two pacesetters Exeter maintained their unbeaten record with this win. Well done to wessex_exile for being the only one to have this spot-on, and another 16 got the outcome.

GRIMSBY 0 CREWE 2
Grimsby were another team to miss a penalty this week, and Crewe took full advantage as they continued their excellent start to the season. Well done to the not so Stupid_Gooner by being the only one to get this spot-on, with 8 more having the outcome.

LEYTON ORIENT 1 SWINDON 3
Swindon moved up to fourth in League Two after this comfortable victory. Well done to BFG for making it a hat-trick of members in being the only ones to get a score spot-on, and a further 16 had the outcome.

Last week produced a number of decent of scores, but it didn't prove to be so easy this week. It was left to Fleetwood - with their 2-1 win meaning the weeks most predicted score was successful for the second week running - to put some respectability to the weeks proceedings. Their win achieved 51 of the weeks total 114 points, and 12 of the 15 spot-ons. So with 3 pointers hard to come by without the Fleetwood effort, two members did well to have two. They were BFG and wessex_exile, who both had that Fleetwood 2-1 spot-on to go with the their good picks mentioned above, and two outcomes each means they share the honour of being the weeks top scorer with a decent 8 points. Best of those who had one 3 pointer were RSCOSWORTH, concordman and GOSBTS, who all had the Fleetwod 2-1 spot-on, and three outcomes, to give them a very good 6 points.

In the Premier For the first time this season noah4x4 failed to get a 3 pointer, but his four outcomes helped to maintain his 7 point lead, as Sector4 matched his score thanks to having the Fleetwood 2-1 spot-on. Others to benefit from getting 3 points for the Fleetwood 2-1 were mfb_cufc, who moved into the top three for the first time this season, thrillseeker, who also moved up a couple of places, and RSCOSWORTH, who moved out of the relegation zone for the first time this season. No shows from TheFatGooner and Colukev leaves them occupying the bottom two places. In the latter's case it is the third week running. So please post next week Kev and avoid me having to expel you from all Happy competitions.

In Division One As in the Premier it is four outcomes that keeps Lewis_1 at the top on the most 3 pointer rule despite Blue4U2 getting the same 4 points by having the Fleetwood 2-1 spot-on. Another to benefit from that Fleetwood win was blueeagle, and he remains third. Another of the 12 to be thankful for Fleetwood was ghughes11, and he stays in the play-off spots, even though he drops a place as BFG moves into the play-off places for the first time this season after his top scoring effort. Also achieving that goal is concordman, after his good score. Biggest mover in this league was the weeks other top scorer wessex_exile, up seven places, and just a point short of the play-offs. As is GOSBTS, who continued his gradual climb, with a good week, and unitedwhites who had to settle for five outcomes for the second week in a row. That same number of outcomes was also achieved by Daniel, and he is incredibly still waitng for a first 3 pointer, but has more outcomes than anybody in both divisions.

THE TABLES (34 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 6 Fixtures

MANCHESTER UNITED v LEICESTER CITY*
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v CRYSTAL PALACE*
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v CHELSEA*
HULL CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
MIDDLESBROUGH v READING
SWANSEA CITY v NOTTINGHAM FOREST

*WARNING these fixtures use VAR, that means the result could be affected by poor decisions. As Edwin Starr once said V(W)AR what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

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Happy League 2019/20 Week 5 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 7th September 15.00
at 22:52 31 Aug 2019

Week 4 Results

CRAWLEY 1 CHELTENHAM 0

Crawley get a 91st minute winner as they clinched their third successive win in League and Cup. That late goal was good news for the 4 who got this spot-on, and the 13 who had the outcome.

CREWE 2 BRADFORD CITY 1
Early-season front-runners Crewe earned their fourth win in five games as they came from behind to beat Bradford. A massive 11 had this spot-on, in what was the weeks most predicted score, and another 6 got the outcome.

EXETER 1 MANSFIELD 0
A 5th minute goal was enough for Exeter to maintain their unbeaten run at the top of League Two, as Mansfield end with 10 men. 5 got this spot-on, and a further 21 had the outcome.

FOREST GREEN 0 NEWPORT 2
Newport take their unbeaten run in the League to 16, as they beat 10-man Forest Green. Nobody had this spot-on, but 5 did get the outcome.

NORTHAMPTON 3 PLYMOUTH 1
Andy Williams scored twice as Northampton recorded their first home win of the season. No 3 pointer for anybody here, though 7 did have the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Plymouth

OLDHAM 0 COLCHESTER 1
Colchester extended their unbeaten run to four matches with this gutsy win. A decent 6 had this spot-on, and a further 12 got the outcome.

PORT VALE 1 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0
An 84th minute own goal wins it for Vale, as Cambridge fail to have a shot on target. Only 2 got this spot-on, with another 14 having the outcome.

SALFORD 1 LEYTON ORIENT 1
An 87th-minute own goal from Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal salvaged a draw for Leyton Orient, who were both promoted from the National League last season. 4 had this spot-on, and 4 also got the outcome. 18 predicted a win for Salford.

SCUNTHORPE 0 CARLISLE 1
Ex-Ipswich manager Paul Hurst is doing no better at Scunthorpe as this latest defeat leaves them rock bottom. 5 got this spot-on, and 6 more had the outcome.

STEVENAGE 2 MACCLESFIELD 2
Stevenage score their first league goals of the season, but still have to settle for a draw. Nobody had this spot-on, but 5 did get the outcome.

The first 10 game week of the season, and these are the ones where the big scores that make a difference occur. That was certainly the case this week, with half the games ending in the popular 1-0 prediction, it helped to give us an impressive 37 spot-ons and an overall total of 204 points achieved. Those points made sure this week would produce some decent scores, and did they, with noah4x4 taking full advantage of those 1-0's, by having an incredible 5 spot-ons, the wins for Crawley, Crewe Exeter, Port Vale and Carlisle, and with two outcomes he got an absolutely brilliant 17 points. This is the highest score since the 2014/15 season when former member TheNet also achieved that score. There were three members who had 3 spot-ons. They were eagledares who had the wins for Crewe, Colchester and Carlisle, and Lewis_1 who had the wins for Crewe and Carlisle with the Salford draw. They both also had three outcomes to give them an excellent 12 points. The other member to have a hat-trick of 3 pointers was Sector4, who had the wins for Crewe, Exeter and Carlisle, in what was a superb way to get 9 points. Best of the four who had two 3 pointers was Blue4U2, who had the wins for Crewe and Exeter, and four outcomes, to give him a marvellous 10 points.

In the Premier Current Premier champ noah4x4 may still have his cricket head on, but it didn't stop him having an outstanding performance this week, and he soars to the top. Last weeks leader Sector4 will be disappointed to be 7 points adrift after another decent week. Up a big seven places into the final Charity Shield spot is eagledares, after his excellent effort. With only 5 points separating top 3 from bottom 3, this rise could be repeated again in future. Two spot-ons for mfb_cufc, the 1-0 wins for Exeter and Port Vale, moves him up a couple of places. After another no show Colukev remains rooted to the bottom.

In Division One We have a new leader, with that excellent performance from Lewis_1 helping him to regain the top spot he held after Week 1. The other automatic spot is still held by Blue4U2, after another decent week gives him more outcomes than anybody in both leagues. A solid week for last weeks leader blueeagle is not enough to stop him dropping to third. Up into the pay-offs for the first time this season is oxfcolu, thanks to having the 1-0 wins for Exeter and Colchester spot-on. Falling out of the play-off spots for the first time is unitedwhites, but is still only a point away. After finally showing some of his Champions League form BFG moves up nine places thanks to having the Crawley 1-0 and the Salford 1-1 spot-on. After an excellent 2018/19 season basher2010 shows his first bit of form this season, and moves up five places. Congratulations to GOSBTS on getting his first 3 pointer, the Salford 1-1. Well done to Daniel on getting an impressive seven outcomes, and though he still waiting for a first 3 pointer this season, he is only 3 points from the play-offs.

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 League's 1 and 2.

FLEETWOOD TOWN v OXFORD UNITED
TRANMERE ROVERS v GILLINGHAM
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v LINCOLN CITY
CARLISLE UNITED v EXETER CITY
GRIMSBY TOWN v CREWE ALEXANDRA
LEYTON ORIENT v SWINDON TOWN

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2019/20 Week 4 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 31st August 15.00
at 20:18 24 Aug 2019

Week 3 Results

BRIGHTON 0 SOUTHAMPTON 2

Southampton have now won each of their last three away games against Brighton in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet each time. Brighton have scored just eight goals in their last 14 Premier League home games, and never scored more than once in a match in that run. Nobody got this spot-on, and only mfb_cufc had the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Brighton, with a massive 16 going for a 2-1 in what the weeks most predicted score.

WATFORD 1 WEST HAM 3
Record signing Sebastien Haller scored twice as West Ham consigned Watford to a third consecutive Premier League defeat this term. West Ham are the first club to have had as many as 150 different goal-scorers in the Premier League, following Haller's first goal for the club. Again nobody had this spot-on, but 10 did get the outcome.

.CHARLTON 1 BRENTFORD 0
Charlton moved up to second in the Championship after continuing their unbeaten start to the season. There were 4 who got this spot-on, in the only game to produce a 3 pointer this week, and a further 19 had the outcome.

SHREWSBURY 0 BURTON 0
Shrewsbury and Burton played out a goalless draw in a League One encounter of few clear chances at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Nobody had this spot-on, though 7 did get the outcome.

CHELTENHAM 2 SWINDON 2
Cheltenham twice came from behind to earn a League Two draw against 10-man Swindon. Another game with no 3 pointer, with 4 having the outcome.

LEYTON ORIENT 2 CRAWLEY 3
Substitute Ollie Palmer scored twice in three minutes against his former club as Crawley twice came from behind to win at Leyton Orient. The fifth game this week without a spot-on, and just concordman and BFG got the outcome.

A tough batch of fixtures this week, and with the early season form still settling down, it produced a lot of hard to predict results. Even the U's won today. It was left to Charlton to stop the week from being a complete disaster, as their 1-0 win was the only game to have a 3 pointer, and the 31 points gained from this match was more than half of the total 55 overall this week. So just the four 3 pointers, and sevebalo was the only member to get an outcome, of those who got one, Those 4 points should have been enough for him to be top scorer in this low scoring week, but he had to share the honour, as Blue4U2 also achieved the same score with four outcomes.

In the Premier Just the one outcome for Sector4, but it was enough for him to remain top, as present champ noah4x4 moved to within a point, thanks to having the Charlton 1-0 spot-on. Only one outcome for thrillseeker as well, but he retains the final Charity Shield spot. Not surprisingly sevebalo is the main mover in this division, up three places. At the bottom, firing a blank means Colukev remains there. The only other move has eagledares and RSCOSWORTH swapping places, but both still remain in the relegation places.

In Division One Blue is the colour in this league, with two outcomes maintaining blueeagle at the summit, and Blue4U2 moving up a place into the other automatic spot, with his top scoring effort. After a promising start newbie Lewis_1 drops another place. Having the Charlton 1-0 gives ghughes11 his first spot-on this season, and moves up a place. The other two play-off spots are still held by brightspurs and unitedwhites, as they get two outcomes each. The other member to have the Charlton 1-0 spot-on was oxfcolu, and he moves up seven places as a result of that. With the first 10 game week coming up there is sure to be more changes like that, with everything so tight in this league.

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




Week 4 Fixtures The first guest Pick 10 of the season, and as is tradition picked by the current Premier champ noah4x4, who has gone for 10 games from League 2.

CRAWLEY TOWN v CHELTENHAM TOWN
CREWE ALEXANDRA v BRADFORD CITY
EXETER CITY v MANSFIELD TOWN
FOREST GREEN ROVERS v NEWPORT COUNTY
NORTHAMPTON TOWN v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v COLCHESTER UNITED
PORT VALE v CAMBRIDGE UNITED
SALFORD CITY v LEYTON ORIENT
SCUNTHORPE UNITED v CARLISLE UNITED
STEVENAGE v MACCLESFIED TOWN

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Happy League 2019/20 Week 3 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 24th August 15.00
at 21:32 17 Aug 2019

Week 2 Results

NORWICH 3 NEWCASTLE 1

A Pukki hat-trick means Daniel Farke is the first Norwich manager to win his opening home Premier League game in charge since Mike Walker in August 1992 - prior to today, each of the past seven managers had lost their first Norwich top-flight home game. Nobody got this spot-on, but a big 20 had the outcome with 12 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted result..

BRISTOL CITY 2 QPR 0
City get their first win of the season. Sammie Szmodics was an unused sub again, and has yet to kick a ball for them in the League. 3 had this spot-on, and another 14 got the outcome.

STOKE 2 DERBY 2
Martyn Waghorn's double earned a Derby a draw at Stoke, who picked up their first Championship point of the season. Nobody got 3 points from this game, though 4 did have the outcome.

COVENTRY 2 BRISTOL ROVERS 0
A comfortable win for Coventry, as Rovers failed to register a single shot on target. A decent 6 had this spot-on, with a further 18 getting the outcome.

BRADFORD CITY 3 OLDHAM 0
This victory extended Bradford's unbeaten start to life in League Two following draws in their opening two matches. Again nobody got this spot-on, but a big 21 had the outcome.

SALFORD 1 PORT VALE 1
A 93rd minute equaliser for Salford denies Vale their first win of the season. 3 had this spot-on, and another 2 got the outcome. 21 predicted a win for Salford.

The six City home teams were all well supported to win their games, and four of them obliged to produce plenty of outcomes for almost everybody, but finding those important 3 pointers didn't prove to be so easy. After a decent 25 in the first week of the season, we had to settle for just the 12 this week. Despite that two members did manage to have two each, they were Sector4 and Pinault_Noir who both had the 2-0 wins for Bristol City and Coventry, but it is the former who is the weeks top scorer as he also had three outcomes, and in the context of the weeks results got a brilliant 9 points.

In the Premier After winning Division One last season Sector4 has laid down an early marker in the Premier, with his brilliant performance storming him to the top. A solid effort from noah4x4, that included having the Bristol City 2-0 spot-on, moves the reigning champ up a place into second. Last weeks early leader thrillseeker had to settle for four outcomes, and the final Charity Shield spot this week. The only other member to get a 3 pointer in this division was gerry_us, the Coventry 2-0, that means after just two weeks everybody has now got a 3 pointer. A good effort by all. After a no show Colukev has slipped to the bottom.

In Division One The top two swap places with blueeagle getting a solid 6 points for the second week running, that included having the Coventry 2-0 spot-on, taking over at the top. The three outcomes for Lewis_1 was enough to keep him in the other automatic spot. Up into third, in what was a good week for the blues, is Blue4U2, who had the Salford 1-1 spot-on, to give him a very good 6 points. A good 5 points for newbie brightspurs21 moves him up to fourth, and ghughes11 and unitedwhites both obtained enough outcomes to stay in the other play-off spots. There was another new member joining this week, MattFlat, and he got off to good start with his 6 points included having the Salford 1-1 spot-on.

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




Week 3 Fixtures

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION v SOUTHAMPTON
WATFORD v WEST HAM UNITED
CHARLTON ATHLETIC v BRENTFORD
SHREWSBURY TOWN v BURTON ALBION
CHELTENHAM TOWN v SWINDON TOWN
LEYTON ORIENT v CRAWLEY TOWN

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Happy League 2019/20 Week 2 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 17th August 15.00
at 22:44 10 Aug 2019

Week 1 Results

CARDIFF 2 LUTON 1

A 96th minute winner for Cardiff that was good news for the massive 8 who got this spot-on, and a further 16 had the outcome.

IPSWICH 1 SUNDERLAND 1
Former U's loanee Luke Garbutt scores for the second week running, but the farmers have settle for sharing the spoils, as Sunderland score with their only shot on target. Another popular result with members as 8 again had this spot-on, and another 3 got the outcome.

OXFORD UNITED 1 PETERBOROUGH 0
Ex U's Frankie Kent is still waiting for his first point at Peterborough, and he was also booked to add to his woes. A big 6 got this spot-on, and 3 more had the outcome.

SOUTHEND 1 BLACKPOOL 3
10-man Blackpool cruise to a comfortable win, as they score with their only three shots on target. A result that will please most members, but nobody had it spot-on, though 12 did get the outcome, with 9 going for a 1-0 in what was the weeks most predicted result.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 NEWPORT 0
Cambridge have started the season with two bore draws. Hope they don't make it three next Saturday. Well done to Tropical_Us for being the only one brave enough to predict this result, and another 8 had the outcome.

PLYMOUTH 1 COLCHESTER 0
The U's five match unbeaten run comes to an end, as promotion favourites Plymouth gain a hard fought victory. Only 2 had this spot-on, with a further 11 having the outcome.

First of all let me thank all members from last season who registered again for this season. Only one failed to return, and hopefully he will be back next week. Also a warm welcome to the three new members. Hope you enjoy taking part.

Gale force winds swept the country today, but that didn't stop a number of members getting the wind in their sails, and starting the season with a decent score. In fact it was good start to the season overall with a total of 25 spot-ons, and the 53 outcomes getting everybody off the mark. There were 7 who managed to get two 3 pointers, with the best performances coming from thrillseeker, who had the Cardiff 2-1 and the Ipswich 1-1 spot-on, and Tropical_Us, who had the Ipswich 1-1 to go with his good Cambridge 0-0 spot-on. They both also had three outcomes, and share the honour of being the weeks top scorers with an excellent 9 points. The other 5 to have two 3 pointers also all got one outcome to give them a decent 7 points. They were noah4x4 and Lewis_1 who both had the Cardiff 2-1 and the Oxford 1-0 spot-on, TheFatGooner who got 3 points for the Ipswich 1-1 and the Oxford 1-0, Sector4 who had the Cardiff 2-1 and the Ipswich 1-1 spot-on, and finally mfb_cufc who got 3 points for the Oxford and Plymouth 1-0 wins. Best of those who had one 3 pointer was blueeagle, that was the Ipswich 1-1, as he got a very good 6 points.

In the Premier A good start for many in this division, but it is the weeks top scorers thrillseeker and Tropical_Us who lead the way, with the former just edging it on the first to post rule. It is that rule that allows noah4x4 to claim the other Charity Shield spot, ahead of four with identical records. Incredibly gerry_us was the only one not to get a 3 pointer in this division, and he is bottom at this very early stage.

In Division One A great start for newbie Lewis_1 by being the only one to have two 3 pointers in this league, and he is top. He is closely followed by blueeagle, basher2010 and unitedwhites, who will all be looking to improve on the play-offs they made last season. Good to see Stupid_Gooner getting off to a good start after many missed weeks left him marooned at the bottom last season. Despite ghughes11 not following Colukev by backing against the U's, he is still in the other play-off spot.

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




Week 2 Fixtures All aboard for the Citylink.

NORWICH CITY v NEWCASTLE UNITED
BRISTOL CITY v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
STOKE CITY v DERBY COUNTY
COVENTRY CITY v BRISTOL ROVERS
BRADFORD CITY v OLDHAM ATHLETIC
SALFORD CITY v PORT VALE

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Colchester team for the first-half:-

Gerken, Vincent-Young, Eastman, Prosser, James, Comley, Cowan-Hall, Senior, Brown, Nouble, Pell.

U's leading 1-0. Cowan-Hall after 16 minutes.
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Happy League 2019/20 Week 1 (of 38) - Deadline Saturday 10th August 15.00
at 22:42 1 Jul 2019

A warm welcome to all members old and new, as the Happy League is about to start its 17th season.

There is no need to register for the coming season, as any member who took part last season, will automatically be registered for this season. Just post your predictions to confirm your registration.

If anybody is wanting to drop out, could you please let me know, either on this thread, or by sending me a PM. For any new members thinking about joining, it is a free to enter competition with prizes. You can join just by posting you predictions for Week 1 on this thread. The four competitions are:-

The Happy League There are two divisions, with twelve members in the Premier, and all other members (including newcomers) in Division One. Three to be relegated from the Premier, and three to be promoted from Division One (the top two automatically, and one from the play-offs).
The season will start on August 10th, and will run for 38 weeks (280 games). Fixtures will be the usual Pick 6, with a guest Pick 10 every three weeks (the first one to be Week 4). There will also be a Pick 10 on Week 38, to finish the season, selected by myself. After last seasons promotion and relegation the two leagues as they stand at the moment are (In alphabetical order):-




The Happy Cup This will start as a league format, with four groups playing 30 games. These will be ten fixtures from each of the FA Cup 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds. The top two from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, where it will become a knockout tournament. There will be more details on this competition in a separate thread later.

The Champions League The qualification for this competition will be decided on December 29th (Week 21). With BFG qualifying automatically, as last seasons winner, the other eleven qualifiers will be the highest point scorers over the two divisions on the aforementioned date. The competition will start on February 18th, when the Champions League knockout stage begins. Again there will be more details on this competition on a separate thread at a later date, to be administrated by wessex_exile.

Charity Shield This is an end of season competition for the top three in the Premier, and the Happy Cup winner. If the Happy Cup winner finishes in the top three of the Premier, then the Happy Cup runner-up will qualify.

A reminder of a rule, mainly for any newcomers. That is anybody failing to post their predictions four weeks in a row, will be dismissed from all Happy League competitions. There is no need for this to happen. If you are not going to be around to post your predictions any week, just let me know in advance what default score you require, e.g. all 1-0's, 2-1's etc. Anybody failing to post anything at all will receive no points for that week.

Week 1 Fixtures - Deadline Saturday 10th August 15.00 A traditional start to the season with six games involving East Anglia teams.

CARDIFF CITY v LUTON TOWN
IPSWICH TOWN v SUNDERLAND
OXFORD UNITED v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
SOUTHEND UNITED v BLACKPOOL
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v NEWPORT COUNTY
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v COLCHESTER UNITED

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2018/19 Season Round Up
at 21:39 5 Jun 2019

With the Champions League final bringing the curtain down on the season, this is how things panned out in the Happy League.
After winning Division One three times noah4x4 proved he can do it at the highest level as well as he wins his first Premier title, but only just, as he beat the gallant sevebalo on the most 3 pointer rule, in what had been the most closely fought title in years. Another good season for RSCOSWORTH as he finishes 3rd for the second season running, with more 3 pointers than anybody in both divisions. In Division One Sector4 won that title for the second time, and the other automatic place went to Colukev, as they both made an instant return to the Premier. The other promotion spot went to TheFatGooner, who went up through the play-offs in his first season. Proving once again that inexperience is no barrier to success in the Happy League. The other competitions all went the way of Division One, with basher2010 getting the double of Happy Cup and Charity Shield, and a great effort from BFG to retain his Champions League title.

The 300 fixtures (including the Charity Shield and play-off games) produced 123 home wins, 94 away wins, with the other 83 ending in a draw. A full breakdown of the results are as follows:-

1-1...42 Back on top again after losing out to 1-0 last season.
0-0...27 Got to be brave to predict this, but improves season on season.
1-0...27 Top result last season, but has to settle for being best for a home win this.
2-0...22
2-1...21 Popular as a default score, but 1-1 or 1-0 is usually a better choice.
0-1...21 Best for an away win for the second season running.
1-2...20
0-2...14 Below expectations for this score again.
3-0...14 Above expectations for this score.
2-2...13 Surprised this finished below 3-0.
3-1...10
1-3...10
0-3...10
3-2...10
4-0....8
2-3....6
1-4....6
4-2....5
0-4....3
5-1....2
4-3....2
3-4....2
4-1....1
3-3....1
5-2....1
2-6....1
4-5....1

Hope to see you all again next season, when details will appear at the beginning of July. ALL NEW MEMBERS ARE MOST WELCOME
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HL 2018/19 Charity Shield & Div. One Play-off Finals - Deadline Sunday 12.15
at 21:42 4 May 2019

Semi-final Results

FOREST GREEN 0 EXETER 0
LINCOLN 0 COLCHESTER 3
MK DONS 1 MANSFIELD 0
MORECAMBE 1 NEWPORT 1
YEOVIL 0 CARLISLE 0
LUTON 3 OXFORD 1
PLYMOUTH 3 SCUNTHORPE 2
PORTSMOUTH 1 ACCRINGTON 1
SHREWSBURY 0 WALSALL 0
SOUTHEND 2 SUNDERLAND 1


After a tough round of results that only produced two (basher2010 had the same one twice) 3 pointers from the four semi-final games, here are the final scores:-

CHARITY SHIELD Semi-finals

noah4x4 3 basher2010 6 (1)
Getting the Morecambe 1-1 spot-on proved to be significant for basher2010, and he goes through to the final.

sevebalo 4 (1) RSCOSWORTH 3
Having the MK Dons 1-0 spot-on turned out to be massive for sevebalo, as he just about holds on to make the final.

DIVISION ONE PLAY-OFF Semi-finals

unitedwhites 3 TheFatGooner 4
This was a battle of the outcomes with TheFatGooner just prevailing to reach the final.

basher2010 6 (1) blueeagle 5
Those 3 points for the Morecambe 1-1 proved to be the difference, as basher2010 goes through to his second final today. A good effort from blueeagle, and a shade unlucky, as his 5 points was the second best score over the four games. After winning the Happy Cup, and currently playing in the Champions League semi-final, basher2010 remains on course to get the quadruple.

CHARITY SHIELD Final

basher2010 v sevebalo

DIVISION ONE PLAY-OFF Final

basher2010 v TheFatGooner


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, and all 10 games to be predicted at the same time please.

The Fixtures with the deadline Sunday 12th May 12.15 (All 15.00 except where stated)

DONCASTER ROVERS v CHARLTON ATHLETIC (12.15)*
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION v MANCHESTER CITY
BURNLEY v ARSENAL
LEICESTER CITY v CHELSEA
LIVERPOOL v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
MANCHESTER UNITED v CARDIFF CITY
SOUTHAMPTON v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v EVERTON
WATFORD v WEST HAM UNITED
MANSFIELD TOWN v NEWPORT COUNTY (18.00)**

*This is a League 1 Semi-final play-off first leg.
**This is a League 2 Semi-final play-off second leg.
(Result of first leg:- Newport 1 Mansfield 1)
The League 2 play-off game is 90 minutes play only (Extra time does not count)

Good luck everybody.

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