Roger Taylor is this weeksâ€™ â€˜Great Pretenderâ€™, putting the early leaders, Chris Butters and Dave Taylor, â€˜Under Pressureâ€™ to coast past into the lead and â€˜Break Freeâ€™ at the top of the table. Itâ€™s a â€˜Kind of Magicâ€™, surely?
And there must be some necromancy going on in the woods elsewhere with the spookily clairvoyant Rob Molloy and Wendy Nathan both predicting the 3â€“1 rout of Manchester City by Chelsea on Saturday, despite Robinhoâ€™s early goal.
Hope Arnold, Nicola Savage and Mark Young also waved their wands this week to conjure up a score line of 2â€“1 at Anfield, sending â€˜the Redsâ€™ tumbling down to 14th place in the league just below Bolton! If only such powers were available to Mervyn King…
Ted Warland, on the other hand, has resorted to the novel tactic of rain-dancing in his garden to drum up a little luck but disappointed, drained and dampened by his resulting three point haul, we donâ€™t recommend you try this at home!
However, Ted neednâ€™t feel too disheartened as this weeks â€˜washoutâ€™ awards have to be handed to Ralph Hannah, David Jones and Norma No Mates, who could do with a trip to Hogwarts to brush up on their ball-gazing skills, managing to score only one pawltry point a piece…
Many predictors weighed in with a cautious handful of offerings again, hoping to avoid the hazards of sub prime speculation and the 2â€“1 tally at the Portsmouth-Middlesbrough game rewarded thirteen of you with a useful two points.
And finally, the â€˜damp squibâ€™ award of the week is handed to James Bradley with a no show and a second yellow card. Time to get off the subs bench James, Lawroâ€™s catching you up!