Is it Peter Piper, is it Peter Perfect? No, itâ€™s Pete â€˜the pickerâ€™ Yoder. Pete storms up the table this week faster than a disqualified Maclaren with a massive 10 point score slick enough to get Penelope Pitstop touching up her lipstick and pouting into the rear view.
In the Wacky Races for glory this week, our predictors have refuelled and supercharged their engines after last weekâ€™s dismal wash out. Six happy predictors hauled in an impressive 9 points and a further seven pulled in a respectable 8, which just goes to show that a little playing away from home can spice things up a bit!
… and itâ€™s looking as if weâ€™re heading into a tightly fought season as the leaders bunch up behind the safety car; Chris Butters, Roger Taylor and Pete Yoder are all snaking along one point behind Dave Taylor on 29 points, with a host of pretenders revving up behind them.
Early season optimism hasnâ€™t warn off quite yet with bold and brazen predicting from our â€˜Patriots of the Weekâ€™ Mark Fitch, Cathryn Gregory and table-leader Dave Taylor for the England Andorra match: Mark Fitch threw caution (and points) to the wind with his â€˜for the love of Godâ€™ prediction, 5â€“1; Cathryn Gregory pulled on her red and white bubble perm and cheered frantically for a 6â€“0 net-bending result and Dave Taylor broke his legendary 1â€“0 scoreline with a devil-may-care 4â€“0. Steady Dave!
Likewise, a little light flooding couldnâ€™t dampen Steve Dunlopâ€™s passion anticipating yet another â€˜biggest leap up the tableâ€™, rolling in this week with a respectable 7.
This weekâ€™s tea leaf tossing champions are Mark Fitch, Cathhyn Gregory and Sally Moon who turned in with three correct scores a piece.
â€˜Predictors of the weekâ€™ are Pete â€˜the pickerâ€™ Yoder whoâ€™s must have been smoking something interesting to come up with Macedonia 1 Scotland 0 and Nick Watson for his intriguing eastern European insight for Poland 1-1 Slovenia.
So with victory still on the cards for all (yellow in Lawroâ€™s case for refusing to predict this week â€“ shame on you!), strap on your safety helmets for another thrilling ride this weekend…