Half a league, half a league,
Half a league upward,
All through the challengers
Rode rampant Watford.
“Forward Predictors!
Charge for the Cup!” he said:
Into the challengers
Rode the proud Chairman.

“Forward Predictors!”
Was Norma left dismay’d?
No other player knew
She wouldn’t blunder:
Ours not to make reply,
Ours not to reason why,
Ours but to score or die:
Into the challengers
Rode the proud Chairman.

Laptops to the right of them,
Laptops to the left of them,
Laptops in front of them,
Rattl’d and thunder’d;
Bevilacqua and Hannah yell,
Molloy cries out as well,
“Crown us or go to H*ll!
We bravely came to fight
Predictors of the Week Unite!
Call the proud Chairman

Mouses flashed everywhere,
Stats clouded blue the air
Confounding the foul and fair,
Eyes turned to Swansea, while
All the world wonder’d:
Spectators barely spoke
Right through the lines they broke
Portsmouth left reeling.
Dimery let out a cheer
Mulloy raised up beer
Jones merely sipped his coke
… and nudged the proud Chairman.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild scores they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honor the points they raised!
Honor Predictors brave,
Toast the proud Chairman!

For those of you who couldn’t decipher the above:
* Top Score: David Roberts (8) Up to a seasonal high: 12th
* 3 correct scores for Norma No Mates
* Predictions of the Week: Patrick Bevilacqua, Ralph Hannah & Rob Molloy (Chelsea 3-1 Ipswich)
* Rob Dimery, David Jones & Rob Molloy were the only 3 predictors to go for a Swansea win at Portsmouth (all chose 1-2)
* Average score: 5.28

Leave a Reply