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Happy League 2020/21 Week 25 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 27th February 15.00
at 23:08 20 Feb 2021

Week 24 results

BURNLEY 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

Burnley fail to beat 10-man West Brom. The last two occasions West Brom have received a red card and avoided defeat in a Premier League game have both been against Burnley. Nobody got this spot-on, and only Blue4U2 and Tropical_Us had the outcome

LIVERPOOL 0 EVERTON 2
Everton earned their first derby win anywhere since 2010, and their first win at Anfield since 1999. Liverpool have now lost four successive home matches for the first time since 1923. Again nobody had this spot-on, and just concordman and Pinault_Noir got the outcome.

FULHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 0
Ademola Lookman's goal boosted Fulham's hopes of Premier League survival. They remain 18th but have cut a 10-point gap to Newcastle in 17th, to just three points inside a week. A massive 10 got this spot-on, and a further 8 had the outcome.

COVENTRY CITY 2 BRENTFORD 0
Coventry ended a five-game winless run, as this loss means Brentford, who had gone 21 games without defeat, have now lost three times in six days. No points for anybody from this game, as 25 predicted a win for Brentford, and the other one predicted a draw.

MILLWALL 0 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 0
Draw specialists Millwall extended their unbeaten run to eight Championship matches after being forced to settle for a point against league 1 bound Wycombe. Well done to Pinault_Noir for being the only one to get this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome. 25 predicted a win for Millwall with 13 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1 BLACKBURN ROVERS 0
Brice Samba made a superb penalty save from Blackburn's Adam Armstrong to ensure Alex Mighten's first-half strike was enough to earn Forest victory. A sublime 5 had this spot-on, and another 10 got the outcome.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1
Todd Kane snatched a late winner as QPR clinched their fourth consecutive Championship victory. Well done to Blue4U2 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and 3 more had the outcome. 20 predicted a win for Bournemouth.

BURTON ALBION 0 SUNDERLAND 3
Sunderland moved back into the League One play-off places with a crushing win over 10-man Burton. 4 had this spot-on, and a further 17 got the outcome.

GILLINGHAM 2 BRISTOL ROVERS 0
John Akinde scored twice and also missed a penalty in Gillingham's hard-fought victory, as Rovers suffered their first defeat under interim manager Tommy Widdrington. 3 got this spot-on, and another 17 had the outcome.

IPSWICH TOWN 0 OXFORD UNITED 0
Ipswich and Oxford fought out a bore draw but the home side will be frustrated that they failed to convert some gilt-edged chances. Nobody had this spot-on, but 5 did get the outcome.

MILTON KEYNES DONS 4 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
MK get an 88th minute winner, as they twice came from behind in this 7 goal thriller. Not a surprise there was no 3 pointer, though 19 did have the outcome.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 LINCOLN CITY 2
Lincoln cemented their position at the top of League One, as they came from behind to win. A superb 6 had this spot-on, and a further 14 got the outcome.

BARROW 1 MORECAMBE 2
Morecambe were the only side in the top nine other than leaders Cambridge to win on Saturday as they ended their frustrating four-game winless run to jump from eighth to fourth. A superb 6 got this spot-on, and another 11 had the outcome.

CHELTENHAM TOWN 0 BRADFORD CITY 2
Cheltenham's eight-match unbeaten league run came to an end as Bradford made it 7 wins in 11 for interim bosses Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars. Nobody had this spot-on, and just sevebalo and burnsieespana got the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Cheltenham.

CRAWLEY TOWN 1 COLCHESTER UNITED 0
Substitute James Tilley struck a 93rd-minute winner for Crawley as they ended a nine-game wait for a home league win. Colchester are now winless in 12 games. In the present climate has any manager got a record like that without being sacked? Only mfb_cufc got this spot-on, and 10 more had the outcome.

NEWPORT COUNTY 0 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2
Goals from Josh Davison and Jamille Matt moved Forest Green to within a point of League Two leaders Cambridge. Newport, who have just one win in 13 games, failed to threaten throughout. The final one this week with no 3 pointer, but 5 did get the outcome.

The freezing frustrations of last week have melted into a fantastic 16 game one this week. This is likely to be the last time we have this many games in a week, as it has been suggested we have a midweek 6 to make up for postponed games, and I think it is a good idea. With virtually no matches being lost to the pandemic, and spring on the way, hopefully there will not be many more postponed games this season. With 16 games there was a chance the record score of 18 in a week could be beaten. Well considering there was 7 games without a 3 pointer, and also 8 that produced virtually no points, two members gave it good shot, and fell just short, but still got a brilliant 15 points each, and a share of being the weeks top scorer. They were gerry_us, who was the only one this week to get four 3 pointers, the wins for Forest, Sunderland, Lincoln and Morecambe, and three outcomes, and also Blue4U2, who had three 3 pointers, the wins Fulham, QPR and Morecambe, and six outcomes. Three other members also got three 3 pointers, they were concordman who had the wins for Fulham, Gillingham and Morecambe, and ghughes11 who got the wins for Forest, Gillingham and Morecambe. They both also had four outcomes to give them an excellent 13 points. Also Daniel who had the wins for Fulham, Forest and Lincoln and three outcomes to give him an excellent 12 points. There were five who got two 3 pointers, the best of which was mfb_cufc, who had the 1-0 wins for Fulham and Crawley, and seven outcomes, to give him a useful 13 points.

In the Premier A decent seven outcomes were enough for sevebalo to remain top for the eighth week running. Back up into second is mfb_cufc after his good week. A decent seven outcomes also for Sector4, and he is in the final Charity Shield spot. Even though noah4x4 is struggling for 3 pointers, he remains well in contention in fourth. An impressive eight outcomes for thrillseeker but he remains fifth. Up a place into sixth is basher2010, as he did best of those of got one 3 pointer this week, the Forest 1-0. Last week Blue4U2 dropped three places. He redressed the balance this week by moving up three places with his top scoring performance. The excellent week for Daniel was not enough to stop him droping a place. Also down a place and back into the relegation zone is RSCOSWORTH, despite getting two 3 pointers, the wins for Fulham and Morecambe. The top scoring performance from gerry_us only moved him up a place, but 5 weeks ago it was 17 points to safety, now it is only 5.

In Division One Another excellent week for concordman has seen him stretch his lead back to a decent 14 points. After three weeks away, ghughes11 moves back into the other automatic spot, thanks to his excellent week. That means unitedwhites drops a place to third, despite having the Lincoln 2-1 spot-on. The Lincoln 2-1 spot-on also for blueeagle and he remains fourth. Two 3 pointers for durham_exile, the wins for Gillingham and Sunderland, though he remains fifth. The final play-off spot is still held by BFG, and he was another to get the Sunderland 3-0 spot-on. It is a 6 point gap to the nearest pursuer burnsieespana, who along with wessex_exile, both moved up a place. After a quite few weeks for 3 pointers, GOSBTS got two again this week, the wins for Sunderland and Lincoln, to take him up a couple of places. A seasons best score for Pinault_Noir that included having the Forest 1-0 spot-on, to go with his good Millwall 0-0 pick.

THE TABLES (196 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 25 Fixtures

LUTON TOWN v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
MIDDLESBROUGH v CARDIFF CITY
CHARLTON ATHLETIC v BLACKPOOL
SWINDON TOWN v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
MANSFIELD TOWN v MORECAMBE
WALSALL v BRADFORD CITY

Good luck everybody.
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Happy Cup 2020/21 Final - Deadline Saturday 20th March 12.15
at 16:07 18 Feb 2021

A recap of the Semi-final scores:-

ghughes11 9 (2) durham_exile 5

Lewis_1 8 (1) oxfcolu 6 (1)


This is the third season running the Happy Cup Final has been contested by two from Division One. After losing in the final two seasons ago ghughes11 will be looking to go one better, and Lewis_1 makes the final for the first time, in only his second season as a member. The winner will recieve a personalised Colchester United mug.


Final Fixtures They are the four FA Cup quarter-final fixtures played at different times on the Saturday and Sunday, and six from the League on Saturday.

This is a one off game no replays. The usual tie-breaker rules apply, most 3 pointers, and then more importantly the first to post. There are no replays in the FA Cup matches, so scores are settled on the 90 minute result. If any fixtures are postponed, the final will be decided on the remaining games. Finally, no more than four scores the same as your opponent please. All 10 games to be predicted at the same time please.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH v SOUTHAMPTON (FA Cup Sat 12.15)
EVERTON v MANCHESTER CITY (FA Cup Sat 17.30)
CHELSEA v SHEFFIELD UNITED (FA Cup Sun 13.30)
LEICESTER CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED (FA Cup Sun 17.00)
NORWICH CITY v BLACKBURN ROVERS
PORTSMOUTH v IPSWICH TOWN
SUNDERLAND v LINCOLN CITY
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v FOREST GREEN ROVERS
COLCHESTER UNITED v PORT VALE
CHELTENHAM TOWN v SALFORD CITY

DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY 20TH MARCH 12.15

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Happy League 2020/21 Week 24 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 20th February 12.30
at 18:44 13 Feb 2021

Week 23 results

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0 LUTON TOWN 1

Ex-U's loanee Dan Potts gets the only goal, to make it 11 home games without a win for Birmingham, in which they have lost 9 of them. 3 got this spot-on, and just 1 more had the outcome.

CARDIFF CITY 3 COVENTRY CITY 1
Cardiff continued their recent revival under new boss Mick McCarthy, with a win that moves them up to 7th in the Championship, but 6 points off the play-offs. Another ex-U's loanee Josh Murphy scored Cardiff's third. Nobody had this spot-on, but 22 did get the outcome with 9 going for a 2-0 in what turned out to be the weeks most predicted score.


ROTHERHAM UNITED v QUEENS PARK RANGERS POSTPONED Frozen pitch

AFC WIMBLEDON v ROCHDALE POSTPONED Frozen pitch

BRISTOL ROVERS v SWINDON TOWN POSTPONED Frozen pitch

SHREWSBURY TOWN v IPSWICH TOWN POSTPONED Frozen pitch

BRADFORD CITY v SALFORD CITY POSTPONED Frozen pitch

HARROGATE TOWN v LEYTON ORIENT POSTPONED Frozen pitch

There were 19 matches postponed today in the EFL due to a "frozen pitch", of which we had 6 of them. If that was true, and no snow was involved, I would think it is some kind of record. I can remember watching games in the 60's and 70's being played on bone hard frozen pitches. Players just put their trainers on and got on with it. Also they would play with 3 inches of snow on the pitch. Neither happens these day's, since health and safety has taken priority.
That left us with just the 2 games, and they produced 3 spot-ons, and 23 outcomes. The 3 pointers were achieved by TheFatGooner, basher2010 and Daniel. They also all had the Cardiff outcome to give them a very useful 4 points, and obviously a share of being the weeks top scorer. Just one member, thrillseeker, got 2 outcomes.
Week 24 will now be a 16 game week, to make up for the 6 games postponed this week.

Champions League The competition starts next Tuesday. All the details can be found on the U'sual Champions League thread. As a reminder here are the 12 qualifiers for the competition. thrillseeker (holder) concordman, ghughes11, sevebalo, mfb_cufc, unitedwhites, durham_exile, TheFatGooner, burnsieespana, Sector4, wessex_exile and Daniel.

In the Premier The top four all had the Cardiff outcome, so no change there for the third week running. That means sevebalo takes his spell at the top to 7 weeks. No change in the next three places either, but thrillseeker, TheFatGooner and basher2010 all move closer to the top three. The only change in this division has Daniel moving up three places, and out of the relegation zone. In the bigger scheme of things it wasn't a bad week for Blue4U2 to miss, but it was enough for him to go three places the other way, and into the bottom three, for only the second time this season. The other time being in Week 3.

In Division One With the top five getting the Cardiff outcome there is no change there. That means concordman takes his run at the top to an impressive 14 weeks. Though he failed to score durham_exile still has a 7 point gap back to his nearest pursuer. That is now Lewis_1, who along with burnsieespana, moved up a place, in what were the only changes in this league.

THE TABLES (180 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 24 Fixtures This is now a 16 game week, to make up for the postponed games in Week 23, picked by this weeks guest burnsieespana. DON'T FORGET THE DEADLINE THIS WEEK IS 12.30.

BURNLEY v WEST BROMWICH ALBION
LIVERPOOL v EVERTON (17.30)
FULHAM v SHEFFIELD UNITED (20.00)
COVENTRY CITY v BRENTFORD (12.30)
MILLWALL v WYCOMBE WANDERERS
NOTTINGHAM FOREST v BLACKBURN ROVERS
QUEENS PARK RANGERS v AFC BOURNEMOUTH
BURTON ALBION v SUNDERLAND
GILLINGHAM v BRISTOL ROVERS (13.00)
IPSWICH TOWN v OXFORD UNITED
MILTON KEYNES DONS v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
WIGAN ATHLETIC v LINCOLN CITY
BARROW v MORECAMBE
CHELTENHAM TOWN v BRADFORD CITY
CRAWLEY TOWN v COLCHESTER UNITED
NEWPORT COUNTY v FOREST GREEN ROVERS Game moved to Sunday 13.00

Good luck everybody.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 23 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 13th February 15.00
at 21:20 6 Feb 2021

Week 22 Results

BURNLEY 1 BRIGHTON 1

Brighton are unbeaten in five Premier League games, their joint-longest run without defeat in the competition, last doing so in March 2018. Eight of the past 11 league meetings between these two sides have ended in draws. A sublime 5 got this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome.

MIDDLESBROUGH 1 BRENTFORD 4
Brentford are now unbeaten in 20 league games, but they had to come from behind to get this emphatic victory. Nobody had this spot-on, but 22 got the outcome with 13 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score. The second week running that Brentford have achieved that feat.

STOKE 0 READING 0
Stoke's winless run stretched to 10 matches (sounds familiar), as Reading get their third bore draw in their last four games. Again nobody got this spot-on, though 7 did have the outcome.

WYCOMBE 0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3
Veteran striker Glenn Murray scored twice on his full debut as Forest get a third consecutive away victory. Another game with no 3 pointer, but 22 did get the outcome.

BURTON 1 HULL 0
A 90th minute winner from debutant Jonny Smith gave bottom of the table Burton a much-needed victory. Well done to Lewis_1 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and only unitedwhites had the outcome. The other 25 all predicted a win for high flying Hull.

MK DONS 2 SUNDERLAND 2
Sunderland lost ground in the League One play-off race after being held to their 11th draw of the season. Yet another game with no 3 pointer, and just 2 got the outcome.

PORTSMOUTH 2 PLYMOUTH 2
Two goals in the last 4 minutes earn Portsmouth a dramatic draw. Those late goals were good news for durham_exile as he did well to be the only one to get this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome. 24 predicted a win for Portsmouth.

CHELTENHAM v CARLISLE POSTPONED Due to Cheltenham players testing positive for Covid-19

MANSFIELD v FOREST GREEN POSTPONED Due to a waterlogged pitch

NEWPORT 1 GRIMSBY 0
10-man Newport get their first win in 10 league games, thanks to new loan signing Nicky Maynard's winner. 4 had this spot-on, and a further 21 got the outcome.

STEVENAGE 2 MORECAMBE 2
Ex-U's Luke Norris' late header helped Stevenage come from behind to earn a draw. Well done to Pinault_Noir for being the only one to get this spot-on, and 3 more had the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Morecambe.

Another two games postponed this week, but with heavy snow forecast for Sunday, it was a good job today's fixtures were not being played 24 hours later, or there could have been a lot more lost to the weather. The nine games left produced a real mixed bag of results, making it difficult to find those important 3 pointers. In the circumstances a total of 12 was not too bad. Though it was still a tough week, and It was the outcomes from Brentford, Forest and Newport that made sure everybody put some points on the board. Three members did well to get two 3 pointers, they were RSCOSWORTH, unitedwhites and BFG. They all had the Burnley 1-1 and the Newport 1-0, and three outcomes each to give them an excellent 9 points, and therefore share the honour of being the weeks top scorer. For the second week running it is a special mention for gerry_us, as he was best of those to get one 3 pointer, the Burnley 1-1, and an impressive five outcomes to give him a very decent 8 points.
Week 23 will now be an 8 game one to make for the two postponed matches this week.

In the Premier An amazing week in this division with the only 3 pointers being achieved by those in the bottom three. That means with the top nine all relying on outcomes to get their points, there is little change in this part of the league. In fact eight scored either 2 or 3. It was the 4 from TheFatGooner that produced the only change by moving him up a place. Those in the relegation places really took advantage, especially RSCOSWORTH as his top scoring performance took him out of those places for the first time this season. Five weeks ago that looked a tall order, but since then he has got 40 points, 7 more than anybody else in this division. Although still in the relegation zone Tropical_Us improved his position again, thanks to having the Burnley 1-1 spot-on, and is only in the bottom three now on the most 3 pointer rule. In just three weeks gerry_us has cut a 17 point deficit to escape, down to just 5 points. The bottom five are now only separated by 6 points, and is only 14 points separating the top three from the bottom three.

In Division One Three outcomes for the leader concordman, but his lead was cut by 5 points as the top scoring performance from unitedwhites moved him up a couple of places, and back into the other automatic spot for the first time since Week 15. Third place is held by ghughes11, thanks to getting the Newport 1-0 spot-on. A good four outcomes for blueeagle, but he drops two to fourth. The top scoring performance from BFG takes him another place to fifth, as he continues his good run that has seen him get 30 points over the last four weeks, more than anybody in this league. Even though he drops a place into the final play-off spot, durham-exile will be pleased to see there is a 7 point gap back to the nearest pursuer, that is wessex_exile again, as he moved up a place.

THE TABLES (178 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 23 Fixtures This is now an 8 game week to make up for the two postponed games in Week 22.

BIRMINGHAM CITY v LUTON TOWN
CARDIFF CITY v COVENTRY CITY
ROTHERHAM UNITED v QUEENS PARK RANGERS POSTPONED Frozen pitch
AFC WIMBLEDON v ROCHDALE POSTPONED Frozen pitch
BRISTOL ROVERS v SWINDON TOWN POSTPONED Frozen pitch
SHREWSBURY TOWN v IPSWICH TOWN POSTPONED Frozen pitch
BRADFORD CITY v SALFORD CITY POSTPONED Frozen pitch
HARROGATE TOWN v LEYTON ORIENT POSTPONED Frozen pitch

Good luck everybody.
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Free programme for tonight's game.

https://salfordcityfc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/16ColchesterUnited0202202

A couple of interesting stats. We concede twice as many goals in the second-half of games compared to the first, with the number we concede between the 46th-60th minutes being worst. That backs up what we have known for a long time, that we are slow to get going after half-time. The other one is that Gerken has made more saves than other League 2 keeper. Not surprising after we have been outplayed in many games this season.
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 22 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 6th February 15.00
at 21:01 30 Jan 2021

Week 21 Results

CRYSTAL PALACE 1 WOLVES 0

This win lifted Palace above Wolves, who are now without a win in eight games. 6 got this spot-on, and a further 8 had the outcome.

BIRMINGHAM 1 COVENTRY 1
The points were shared in the meeting of landlords and tenants at St Andrew's. A sublime 5 had this spot-on, and 2 more got the outcome.

BLACKBURN 1 LUTON 0
Adam Armstrong grabbed a 85th minute winner to take his seasons total to 17 in the league. That late winner was good news for the 3 who got this spot-on, and the 17 who had the outcome.

BRENTFORD 7 WYCOMBE 2
Brentford move up to third in the Championship, as they hammered their League 1 bound opponents. Everyone predicted a win for Brentford with an incredible 16 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score. Not surprisingly nobody got it spot-on.

DERBY 1 BRISTOL CITY 0
Derby claimed their third straight 1-0 league win. 6 got this spot-on, and another 9 had the outcome.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 PRESTON 0
Liam Palmer's first goal in more than nine years gave struggling Wednesday a vital victory. 3 had this spot-on, and a further 8 got the outcome.

CHARLTON v PORTSMOUTH POSTPONED Due to a waterlogged pitch

HULL 1 SWINDON 0
Hull returned to the top of League 1 with this narrow win. Everyone predicted a win for Hull, with 3 getting it spot-on.

PLYMOUTH 2 ACCRINGTON 2
Plymouth had to come back twice, as they drew with in-form opponents. Nobody had this spot-on, but 4 did get the outcome.

PORT VALE 5 SOUTHEND 1
Vale thrash their non-league bound opponents. Nobody got this spot-on, though 24 did have the outcome.

On a day where only four teams managed to score more than two goals in the football leagues four divisions, we had two of them. But it was the games that had only one goal that make the headlines in the Happy League this week, with an incredible five games ending in a 1-0 home win. On seeing that I was thinking there will be members taking advantage of these results, and so they did, with two getting three each. They were sevebalo who had the 1-0 wins for Palace, Derby and Hull, and three outcomes to give him an excellent 12 points. And basher2010 who had the 1-0 wins for Palace, Derby and Wednesday, and four outcomes to give him a brilliant 13 points, and make him the weeks top scorer. It has been an amazing three weeks for him, after having four 3 pointers two weeks ago, and then following up by firing a blank last week. Those five 1-0's now make that the best result this season with 19, one ahead of the 0-1. There were four members who had two 3 pointers, the best of which was mfb_cufc who had the 1-0 wins for Palace and Derby, and four outcomes to give him a useful 10 points. A special mention for gerry_us. He had the Birmingham 1-1 spot-on and an impressive seven outcomes, to give him a very decent 10 points. The only result he didn't get was the Sheffield Wed v Preston one.
Week 22 will now be an 11 game one to make up for the Charlton v Portsmouth match being postponed this week.

In the Premier The excellent week for sevebalo means he has a decent 6 point lead now, after only having the advantage on the most 3 pointer rule last week, from Sector4, who had settle for having six outcomes. After a week away mfb_cufc moves back into the final Charity Shield spot. The brilliant week for basher2010 moves him up a couple of places, and more importantly moves him away from the relegation zone again. After missing last week Daniel hits back by having the 1-0 wins for Derby and Wednesday spot-on. The bottom three were all indebted to getting the Birmingham 1-1 spot-on, and by also having some decent outcomes as well, they give themselves every chance of avoiding the drop.

In Division One Another decent week for concordman, that included having the 1-0 wins for Palace and Wednesday spot-on, increases his lead to a very impressive 13 points. Six outcomes were enough to move blueeagle up a place, and into the other automatic spot for the first time this season. But only on the most 3 pointer rule from ghughes11, who had five outcomes. Although having the Derby 1-0 spot-on kept unitedwhites in fourth, he moved closer to the automatics. Having the Palace 1-0 spot-on helped durham_exile to remain fifth. Finally making it into a play-off spot is BFG, after being seventh on seven separate occasions this season. The other member to get two 3 pointers this week was gsy163, the Birmingham 1-1 and the Blackburn 1-0.

THE TABLES (169 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 22 Fixtures This is now an 11 game week, to make-up for the postponed match in Week 21, picked by this weeks guest thrillseeker.

BURNLEY v BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
MIDDLESBROUGH v BRENTFORD
STOKE CITY v READING
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
BURTON ALBION v HULL CITY
MILTON KEYNES DONS v SUNDERLAND
PORTSMOUTH v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
CHELTENHAM TOWN v CARLISLE UNITED POSTPONED Due to Cheltenham players testing positive for Covid-19
MANSFIELD TOWN v FOREST GREEN ROVERS POSTPONED Due to a waterlogged pitch
NEWPORT COUNTY v GRIMSBY TOWN
STEVENAGE v MORECAMBE

Good luck everybody.
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Happy Cup 2020/21 Semi-Finals - Deadline Tuesday 9th February 17.30
at 17:59 28 Jan 2021

Quarter-Final Results

BARNSLEY 1 NORWICH CITY 0
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 CRAWLEY TOWN 1
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2 BLACKPOOL 1
MILLWALL 0 BRISTOL CITY 3
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1
SWANSEA CITY 5 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1
WEST HAM UNITED 4 DONCASTER ROVERS 0
CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 MANCHESTER CITY 3
BRENTFORD 1 LEICESTER CITY 3
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 LIVERPOOL 2


It makes a change for the FA Cup to actually go to form for a change, with no shock results. The only one was possibly Barnsley, but they were up against an under strength Norwich. Those results produced plenty of outcomes, but 3 pointers were not quite so easy to find. It was the ones achieved by ghughes11 and Lewis_1 in their fine performances that made the difference in their games. Well done to Division One for having all the four Semi-final members.

Quarter-Final scores

(1) blueeagle 10 (1) ghughes11 14 (3)
A brilliant performance from ghughes11 to have the wins for Barnsley, Brighton and Bournemouth spot-on. blueeagle replied by having the Sheff Utd 2-1 spot-on.

(2) Lewis_1 12 (2) mfb_cufc 9
An excellent performance from Lewis_1 by getting the wins for Sheff Utd and Leicester spot-on. mfb_cufc has to make do with nine outcomes.

(3) oxfcolu 8 medicine_man 5
In the Battle of Outcomes it is oxfcolu who came comfortably out on top.

(4) Sector4 10 (1) durham_exile 10 (1)
A repeat of last seasons quarter-final, and like then it is durham_exile who goes through, but only on the first to post rule. He had the Leicester 3-1 spot-on to bring him level. An unfortunate way to go out for Sector4, who lead early after getting the Sheff Utd 2-1 spot-on.

Semi-Final draw

ghughes11 v durham_exile

Lewis_1 v oxfcolu


These are one off games no replays. No more than four scores the same as your opponent please. If any matches are postponed the games will be decided by the remaining fixtures. The usual tie-breaker rules apply, so posting first could have an advantage.

Semi-Final Fixtures There are two games from the Championship at Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday, and the eight FA Cup 5th Round matches being played over three evenings. There are no replays in the FA Cup 5th Round, so matches are settled after 90 minutes. Extra time does not count.

ROTHERHAM v CARDIFF CITY (Tues 19.00)
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v WYCOMBE WANDERERS (Tues 19.00)
BARNSLEY v CHELSEA (Thurs 20.00)
BURNLEY v AFC BOURNEMOUTH (Tues 17.30)
EVERTON v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Wed 20.15)
LEICESTER CITY v BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (Wed 19.30)
MANCHESTER UNITED v WEST HAM UNITED (Tues 19.30)
SHEFFIELD UNITED v BRISTOL CITY (Wed 19.30)
SWANSEA CITY v MANCHESTER CITY (Wed 17.30)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v SOUTHAMPTON (Thurs 17.30)

Good luck everybody.


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Happy League 2020/21 Week 21 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 30th January 15.00
at 22:00 23 Jan 2021

Week 20 Results

QPR 0 DERBY 1

Derby top scorer Colin Kazim-Richards struck to earn victory and secure a second consecutive win under new boss Wayne Rooney. 3 got this spot-on, and 3 also had the outcome.

CREWE 1 AFC WIMBLEDON 1
Crewe extended their unbeaten run to ten games, as Wimbledon ended a five-game losing run with this draw. Only 2 had this spot-on, and nobody got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Crewe.

LINCOLN 2 NORTHAMPTON 1
Lincoln kept pace with Hull at the top of League One with this victory. 4 got this spot-on, and a further 18 had the outcome.

OXFORD UNITED 2 BRISTOL ROVERS 0
Matty Taylor struck a double against his old club to fire Oxford to a sixth straight win. Well done to Sector4 for being the only one to have this spot-on, and another 16 got the outcome.

PORTSMOUTH 0 HULL 4
Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough scored two own goals as Hull remained top of League One with an impressive win. Nobody got this spot-on, and only Blueeagle had the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Portsmouth.

SUNDERLAND 1 SHREWSBURY 0
Charlie Wyke's 14th goal of the season secured a long-awaited home win for Sunderland. It was the first time they have won at home in League One since November 3rd. A magnificent 7 had this spot-on, and a further 15 got the outcome with 11 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

LEYTON ORIENT 0 FOREST GREEN 1
Forest Green picked up their first win in five League Two matches with a victory against 10-man Leyton Orient. Just 2 got this spot-on, and another 5 had the outcome.

PORT VALE 1 WALSALL 3
Elijah Adebayo scored two goals to help secure Walsall a first win in six games. Nobody had this spot-on, but 4 did get the outcome.

SOUTHEND 0 MANSFIELD 1
Jamie Reid fired in-form Mansfield to a fifth successive League Two win as he grabbed the only goal against 10-man Southend. A decent 6 got this spot-on, and a further 7 had the outcome.

It was good to finally have a week with no postponed games. It was a week that produced another 5 away wins, and with 3 of them ending 0-1, that score became the one we have most of this season with 18. Two ahead of the 2-1, that has proved best for a home win. The 0-4 was the fifth one this season. Not that I expect anybody to start predicting scores like that. A mixed bag of results again, but some popular results helped to get an overall total of 25 spot-ons. For the third time in four weeks a member managed to have four 3 pointers. This week we had not one but two members who achieved this magnificent feat. They were noah4x4, who had the wins for Lincoln, Sunderland, Forest Green and Mansfield, and Sector4 who got the wins for Derby, Lincoln and Mansfield to go with his good Oxford 2-0 pick. They both also had one outcome, that means they share the honour of being the weeks top scorer with a brilliant 13 points each. There were four members who did well to get two 3 pointers, the best of which was sevebalo who had the 1-0 wins for Derby and Mansfield, and concordman who got the 1-0 wins for Sunderland and Mansfield. They both had three outcomes to give them an excellent 9 points each.

In the Premier This division has been one of the most exciting ever, and it took on a new twist this week. It took another excellent week from sevebalo to hold onto his lead, albeit by the most 3 pointer rule, as the top scoring performances from Sector4 moved him up another place into second, and the one for noah4x4 moving him up three places, and the current champ into the top three for the first time this season. Five more outcomes for mfb_cufc, but he has to settle for dropping to fourth. After getting four 3 pointers last week, basher2010 is at the other end of the scale this week, by firing a blank. Along with an unfortunate no show from Daniel they now find themselves in a relegation battle, as Tropical_Us and RSCOSWORTH in the bottom three continue to close in. A welcome 3 pointer for gerry_us, the Mansfield 1-0, means there is light at the end tunnel after all.

In Division One Another excellent week for concordman has enabled him to stretched his lead to a decent 12 points. The biggest lead he has had so far. Three outcomes were enough for ghughes11 to hold onto the other automatic spot. It is only by a point though as another decent week from blueeagle moved him up a place into third. Four outcomes for unitedwhites, but he drops a place to fourth. For the second week running places 5th to 7th are decided by the most 3 pointer rule. Again it is durham_exile in fifth, but this week wessex_exile gets into the final play-off place, after missing out last week. Just missing out on the play-offs this week is BFG. This is the seventh time this season he has been seventh, since being in a play-off spot for the only time this season in Week 1. The other members to get two 3 pointers this week were oxfcolu, who had the Crewe 1-1 and the Sunderland 1-0, and gsy163 who got the 1-0 wins for Forest Green and Mansfield. It will give them hope they could still make a challenge for the play-offs.

THE TABLES (160 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 21 Fixtures 10 games picked by this weeks guest RSCOSWORTH. He said as I've done previously these games have been picked as they are somehow related. One club in each fixture has the same thing in common. These clubs are marked with *. It's a very tedious link so I'll be surprised if anyone gets it.

CRYSTAL PALACE v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS*
BIRMINGHAM CITY* v COVENTRY CITY
BLACKBURN ROVERS v LUTON TOWN*
BRENTFORD v WYCOMBE WANDERERS*
DERBY COUNTY v BRISTOL CITY*
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v PRESTON NORTH END*
CHARLTON ATHLETIC* v PORTSMOUTH POSTPONED Due to a waterlogged pitch
HULL CITY* v SWINDON TOWN
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE* v ACCRINGTON STANLEY
PORT VALE v SOUTHEND UNITED*

Good luck everybody.
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Gone out on loan to Newport. Looks like he wont be offered a new contract. A player who I think we never got the best out of. Possibly because he wasn't played in his best position.

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2021/january/gambin-loan/
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Happy League 2020/21 Week 20 (of 34) - Deadline Saturday 23rd January 15.00
at 00:51 17 Jan 2021

Week 19 Results

WOLVES 2 WBA 3

West Brom have won consecutive away league matches against Wolves for the first time since a run of three between 1929 and 1931. Wolves are without a clean sheet in 12 Premier League games. Wolves have conceded the first goal in each of their past nine Premier League games. No points for anybody from this game. 23 predicted a win for Wolves with 11 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.

LEEDS 0 BRIGHTON 1
Brighton end a run of nine games without a win. Leeds have lost their first three matches in a calendar year for the first time since 2014. Nobody had this spot-on, and only mfb_cufc got the outcome.

LEICESTER 2 SOUTHAMPTON 0
Leicester climbed to second in the Premier League, and just a point off the top, with this win. Jamie Vardy had seven shots for Leicester, his highest tally without scoring in a single Premier League match in his career. 3 got this spot-on, and another 15 had the outcome.

BRISTOL CITY 2 PRESTON 0
City get back to back wins for the first time this season. The result also ended a 15-game unbeaten run for Preston against City, which had stretched back to November 2013. 4 had this spot-on, and a further 14 got the outcome.

CARDIFF 1 NORWICH 2
10-man Cardiff lose for the fourth game running, as Norwich go 7 points clear at the top of the Championship. A massive 10 got this spot-on, and another 11 had the outcome.

COVENTRY v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY POSTPONED Due to Sheffield Wednesday players testing positive for Covid-19

QUEENS PARK RANGERS v WYCOMBE POSTPONED Due to Wycombe players testing positive for Covid-19

ACCRINGTON 0 GILLINGHAM 1
Gillingham had lost five of their past six league games and Stanley had moved into the play-off spots after one loss in their last 11 but it was Steve Evans' side who got revenge for a 2-0 defeat in mid-December. Nobody had this spot-on, and just 2 got the outcome. 21 predicted a win for Accrington.

ROCHDALE 3 WIGAN 3
10-man Rochdale get a 95th minute equaliser. There has now been 20 goals scored in Rochdale's last three games. Again nobody got this spot-on, but 5 did have the outcome.

BARROW 1 SCUNTHORPE 0
Josh Kay scored the only goal as Barrow held on after 15 minutes of added time, due to Barrow striker Luke James being taken to hospital after being knocked out in a clash of heads. 5 had this spot-on, and 5 also got the outcome.

COLCHESTER 1 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1
Colchester are now six games without win after this entertaining draw. A magnificent 7 got this spot-on, and 2 more had the outcome.

HARROGATE v EXETER POSTPONED Due to a frozen pitch

STEVENAGE 0 TRANMERE 0
Stevenage extend their unbeaten run to four games with this bore draw. Well done to GOSBTS for being the only one to have this spot-on, and another 5 got the outcome.

Even though the Covid-19 cases in Lockdown 3 continue to be worse than the original Lockdown, there is still no sign of elite football being suspended. Just got to cut out the hugging after a goal has been scored. Not so lucky are the teams in non-league tiers 3 to 6. Those tiers are currently suspended, and because they will not start again until March at the earliest, there is to be a vote to finish the season now. Those tiers take in Maldon & Tiptree, and due to their Cup exploits, and a suspension of play in Lockdown 2, they have only played 5 unbeaten games in the league. So for the second season running they are going to lose a good chance of promotion.
Another 3 matches postponed this week means we ended with the 10 game one we were originally due to have. This was another hit or miss week, with 4 games failing to have a 3 pointer, and only 8 outcomes, but the other 6 games made up for it by achieving a decent 30 spot-ons. The outstanding performance without doubt came from basher2010, as he was the only one to get four 3 pointers, the wins for Leicester, Bristol City and Norwich, and the Colchester 1-1, to make him the weeks top scorer with a brilliant 12 points. There were six members who had two 3 pointers, the best of which came from RSCOSWORTH and blueeagle, who both had the Norwich 2-0 and the Colchester 1-1, and BFG who got the wins for Leicester and Barrow. They all had three outcomes as well to give an excellent 9 points.

As we are just over halfway through the season I had a look at how the 151 games in the season has gone. There have been 60 home wins, 57 away wins, and the other 34 games have been drawn. It goes to show the home advantage has certainly been negated by games being played behind closed doors.

It also shows there has not been any result that stands out either.
The 2-1 and 0-1 lead the way with 15 each, closely followed by the 0-0 and 1-2 with 14, and then we have the 1-0, 2-0 and 1-1 all with 13 each.
So there is nothing to help at all there.
Week 20 will now be a 9 game week to make up for the postponed games from this week.

Happy Cup The fixtures for the quarter-final games are now ready for predicting. All details can be found on the separate Happy Cup thread.

In the Premier No change at the top, with the top two both having a spot-on and two outcomes. The Norwich 2-1 for sevebalo and the Barrow 1-0 for mfb_cufc. Up a place, and into the final Charity Shield spot for the first time this season is Sector4 after he had the Bristol City 2-0 and the Colchester 1-1 spot-on. Out of the top three for the first time since Week 3 is thrillseeker, but he remains very much in contention, only 5 points off the top. The big change in this division came from basher2010, with his great performance. Last week he was only kept out of the relegation zone by the most 3 pointer rule. This week he is up a couple places, and now only 6 points from the top 3. In the relegation zone RSCOSWORTH top scored in this division for the second week running, and past top 3 finishes will give him confidence he can escape. At the bottom, no 3 pointers for the last 5 weeks, has suddenly left gerry_us with a mountain to climb, 17 points from safety.

In Division One Just like the Premier, there is no change at the top with concordman and ghughes11 both getting three outcomes each. Having the Norwich 2-1 spot-on helped unitedwhites to remain third. It then gets very interesting in the fight for the other play-off places. The excellent week for blueeagle moved him up three places, and back into the play-offs for the first time since Week 14. Remaining in the other play-off spots are durham_exile and burnsieespana, but it is only the most 3 pointer rule that edges wessex_exile out, and only 2 points separate 3rd to 7th. Only another 2 points further back is BFG after his excellent week. Another two 3 pointers for GOSBTS, the Norwich 2-1 to go with the good Stevenage 0-0 pick, means he now has as many of them as anybody in this league. The other member to get two 3 pointers this week was TheHappyGooner, the wins for Leicester and Barrow.

THE TABLES (151 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)




Week 20 Fixtures As we continue to play catch-up with the fixtures, this is now a 9 game week to make for the 3 postponed games in Week 19. It is FA Cup weekend, but again those fixtures will be for the Happy Cup, so we have 9 from the league.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS v DERBY COUNTY
CREWE ALEXANDRA v AFC WIMBLEDON
LINCOLN CITY v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
OXFORD UNITED v BRISTOL ROVERS
PORTSMOUTH v HULL CITY
SUNDERLAND v SHREWSBURY TOWN
LEYTON ORIENT v FOREST GREEN ROVERS
PORT VALE v WALSALL
SOUTHEND UNITED v MANSFIELD TOWN

Good luck everybody.
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Happy Cup 2020/21 Quarter-finals - Deadline Saturday 23rd January 15.00
at 21:24 10 Jan 2021

Group stage Round 3 Results

BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 DONCASTER ROVERS 1

Nobody got it spot-on, and only 2 had the outcome.

BLACKPOOOL 2 WEST BROMICH ALBION 2
(AET Blackpool won 3-2 on penalties)
Again nobody had it spot-on, but 3 did get the outcome.

BRISTOL ROVERS 2 SHEFFIELD UNITED 3
No 3 pointers here, though 18 did have the outcome.

BURNLEY 1 MILTON KEYNES DONS 1
(AET Burnley won 4-3 on penalties)
Well done to TheFatGooner for being the only to have it spot-on, and nobody got the outcome.

EXETER CITY 0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2
Well done to Lewis_1 for being the only one to get this spot-on, and another 11 had the outcome.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 4
(Game was played at Bournemouth)
Nobody had this spot-on, but 24 did get the outcome.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0 FULHAM 0
(Fulham won 2-0 AET)
Again nobody got this spot-on, though 7 did have the outcome.

STEVENAGE 0 SWANSEA CITY 2
A massive 11 had this spot-on, thanks to Luke Norris missing a penalty for Stevenage, and a further 13 got the outcome.

STOKE CITY 0 LEICESTER CITY 4
Yet another game with no 3 pointer, but 23 did have the outcome.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 4 PRESTON NORTH END 1
A final game with no 3 pointer, and 7 got the outcome.

The FA Cup produced its usual share of surprise results and hard to find 3 pointers. This made it difficult for anybody looking to get a decent score, and break into the qualifying places. In fact 7 games failed to produce a 3 pointer, and a further 2 only one had each. That left it to Swansea to save the round from being a complete disaster, but that was only due to missed penalty. The total 13 spot-ons were shared out with nobody getting more than one. The rounds top scorer was oxfcolu, with what turned out to be a very significant decent 8 points. He had the Swansea 2-0 spot-on, and five outcomes.

The Final Tables (30 out of 30 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first post)


blueeagle has lead all the way in this group, and having the Swansea 2-0 spot-on confirmed his top spot. He is joined in the quarter-finals by Lewis_1 after he maintained 2nd place with his good Sheff Wed 2-0 pick.


In this group mfb_cufc also lead all the way. Also qualifying is ghughes11 after he held on to second place. They both had the Swansea 2-0 spot-on, that proved to be the defining result in this round of games. An impressive 7 outcomes for gerry_us but it did no more than stopping him from finishing bottom.


After leading for the first two rounds RSCOSWORTH unfortunately missed posting the final round. It was oxfcolu who took full advantage of this with his top scoring performance, and he tops the group. Six outcomes were enough for Sector4 to remain second, and to qualify for the quarter-finals as well. Unlucky to miss out was Blue4U2 after getting an incredible 16 outcomes, but unfortunately no 3 pointers.


The top two have been first and second in all rounds. That was confirmed after they both had five outcomes. It means durham_exile wins the group on the most 3 pointer rule from medicine_man. Unlucky to lose out here was BFG, as one more point would have seen him qualify.

The quarter-final draw is:-

(1) blueeagle v ghughes11

(2) Lewis_1 v mfb_cufc

(3) oxfcolu v medicine_man

(4) Sector4 v durham_exile
This is a repeat of the quarter-final game from last season.

The Semi-finals will be between:-

Winner of game 1 v Winner of game 4
Winner of game 2 v Winner of game 3

Quarter-final Fixtures There are no replays in the FA Cup 4th round, so matches are settled after 90 minutes. Extra time does not count. These are one off games no replays. No more than four scores the same as your opponent please. If any matches are postponed the games will be decided by the remaining fixtures. The usual tie-breaker rules apply, so posting first could have an advantage.

BARNSLEY v NORWICH CITY
AFC BOURNEMOUTH v CRAWLEY TOWN (Now being played Tuesday 26th Jan)
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION v BLACKPOOL
MILLWALL v BRISTOL CITY
SHEFFIELD UNITED v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
SWANSEA CITY v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
WEST HAM UNITED v DONCASTER ROVERS
CHELTENHAM TOWN v MANCHESTER CITY (17.30)
BRENTFORD v LEICESTER CITY (Sun 14.30)
MANCHESTER UNITED v LIVERPOOL (Sun 17.00)

Good luck everybody.
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