Friday, May 29, 2009

He's On His Way To Wembley

I love visiting major stadiums so when Cambridge United reached the Blue Square Playoff Final (aka Conference) I snapped up the opportunity. A massive 32,000 fans turned out, with Cambridge fans out numbering their rivals by atleast 12,000.

But that didn't stop Torquay running out 2-0 winners.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pete's Fantasy Football End of Season Review

Huge congratulations to Phil Harford who, on the final day of the season, fought off the considerable challenge of Josh to win £30, claiming both the overall league title and the April-May minileague.
The rivals were locked together all season finding themselves in 6th and 7th after the first minileague, with Alex, Chris and Craig making the early running. This initial trio of leaders all ultimately slipped into the bottom half of the table, and by the end of November it was David Franklin who lead with Josh and Phil hot on the heels in 2nd and 3rd. David also couldn't maintain his title challenge, slipping overall to 8th.
Into David's place Martin rose up to lead for a brief period at the end of January but like all leaders before him he too fell away, leaving Josh and Phil - far and away our most consistent competitors - to fight it out alone in the final few months of the season. It was nail biting stuff and with just two games left there was only one point in it ...
The decisive difference surprisingly came from a striker who had a difficult season: Robbie Keane's two goals in Spurs' final two games helped Phil to victory by 16 points!

THE FINAL OVERALL LEAGUE TABLE
1 Phil Harford 1287
2 Josh Dalby 1271
3 Martin Atkinson 1198
4 Scott Bamber 1084
5 Stuart Hassard 1083
6 Gabriel Smy 1079
7 John Webb 1077
8 David Franklin 1040
9 Joel Gill 1024
10 Dan McDuff 1004
11 Keith Holland 990
12 Pete Cross 989
13 Steve Kreeger 980
14 Alex Mitchell 974
15 Richard Siau 960
16 Chris Atkinson 958
17 Paul Windo 958
18 Will Gharu 943
19 Muzoora Bishanga 936
20 James Winward 926
21 Jonny Mullin 924
22 James Lomas 906
23 Gregg Ruff 904
24 Craig Ireland 892
25 Paul Whelan 884
26 Tristan Taylor 816

April and May League Table
1 Phil Harford 292
2 Josh Dalby 276
3 Scott Bamber 262
4 Gabriel Smy 259
5 John Webb 247
6 Martin Atkinson 245
7 Keith Holland 242
8 Paul Windo 229
9 Richard Siau 225
10 Dan McDuff 222
11 Stuart Hassard 216
12 David Franklin 212
13 Will Gharu 212
14 Jonny Mullin 206
16 James Lomas 205
15 James Winward 190
17 Steve Kreeger 184
18 Gregg Ruff 182
19 Muzoora Bishanga 179
20 Paul Whelan 178
21 Tristan Taylor 176
23 Chris Atkinson 171
22 Joel Gill 168
24 Craig Ireland 167
25 Pete Cross 159
26 Alex Mitchell 141

April & May Top Scorers
Ronaldo (cpt) 45, Benayoun 37, Torres 35, A Cole (cpt) 34, Arshavin 33, Steinsson 32, Cahill (Bolton) 32, Carragher 31, Keane 30

ALL SEASON TOP SCORING PLAYERS
Goalkeepers
Reina 109, Cech 105, Van der Sar 105

Defenders
Vidic 160, Lescott 149, Terry (cpt) 134, Warnock 113, Carragher 111, A Cole (cpt) 111, Alex 104, Figueroa 103, Jagielka 102, Samba 101

Midfielders
Ronaldo 163, Gerrard (cpt) 154, Lampard (cpt) 151, Barry (cpt) 98, Young (cpt) 96

Strikers
Anelka 124, Agbonlahor 113, Robinho 112, Torres 103, Berbatov (cpt) 97, Rooney 89

Monday, May 25, 2009

My 'Big Church Day Out' Highlights


Down the road from my house, a sell out 14,000 crowd basks in remarkable sunshine and soaks up the sounds of some great bands, including my personal faves Delirious?

Yes, I did say down the road from my house. I know - I still can't quite believe it!!

Here are my musical highlights from a great day. Apologies for the poor sound quality but enjoy the pics.