The Charge

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,
All 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

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