N&R Conference Final Places
After 30 of the previous 31 weeks sat on top of the N&R Conference table Monkey’s Chimps will finally collect his well deserved trophy and prize money at the end of season drinks.
Steve finished 109 points ahead of his nearest rival Twins88 and it was pretty much a complete season for the XL Catlin man. Trevor’s Twins88 bounced back from relegation last season and spent the entire season in the top 3, including 5 weeks at the top. The only other team to spend anytime in 1st place was If it’s not done by sunrise I’ll cut your balls off, who were top for most of September.
We all waited for the wheels to come off, but it never did and Ian showed some much missed consistency. He did slip a tad in April but throwing all of his transfers left in the ring for the last week meant he hurdled both Alexis on Fire and Where’s Whalley.
Chris will be disappointed to slump to 4th in the final week after a strong end to the campaign but he thoroughly deserved his promotion. Jack Whalley never left the promotion zone and will play at the 2nd level next season in his 2nd N&R season.
JimmyFloydBottleBank turned it on in the latter part of the season to win promotion and claim 6th place and Kinsella’s XI hurdled Walcocks FC in the final week as Ben and Omar took the last two cash prizes.
The other promotion places were taken by Are you Ellie Simmonds in disguise, I Götze no idea, To Elland Back, Have you been on holiday, AJ FC, Lallanas In Pyjamas and Ellie Simmonds Supporters & Fan Club as expected with By the Beard of Zeus missing out on a virgin first season promotion by just 8 points.
A long way behind in 17th was Chocolate Ba’s & Corn Eto’o, who could not build on his superb first half of the season. Johno’s Lions had a mid-season purple patch but little else whilst The Lollygagging Millionaires never rarely got out of first gear. Rustys Rovers showed promise but will have to try again next season and Duncan’s Farcelona had their best ever season and won the Conference League Cup but still fell short.
The No-Hopers had a very good start and reached the dizzying heights of 8th in October but will have to regroup and go again next season. Muddy’s Mavericks improved on last season but refuses outright to make a transfer. Crystal Alice were just one of two teams not to feature in the top 15 at all. Goonersmoan were the other, Club Deportivo Moron trod a lot of water and Lovejoy will spend another year in the bottom tier.
AMEXican Wave showed some early promise but a lack of transfer activity did for JP. Pathetico Madrid had a useful start but then they were useless, Cobblers were true to their name but Paul did show some good flashes and The Hurri-Kane Heroes we expected more from but only a week high of 11th to write home about.
The bottom three then were Andy’s Glipton Giants, Rutts’ Goonersmoan and Tony’s Hammer Nation with Rutts winning the Penultimate Place award and Tony the only manager out of 97 not to crack 1,000 points.