Well I'm slowing getting use to working again, but its hard work and
yes that (bad) pun was intended. Unfortunately I've little time to do
the newsletter again, due largely to drinks and Christmas, and not work.
The plan (which I've never know to work, something always go wrong)
was to have done most of the newsletter over the weekend. But I went to
a friends leaving drink up on Friday, which meant a late night. Then went
to my Girlfriends, company Dinner & Dance on Saturday, which was good
fun, but it did involve drinking, so it was a late start Sunday morning.
Then I went out Christmas shopping, which took longer than I had planned,
so we'll see what I can manage in my lunch break.
Thanks to Graham & Ian for their contributions. Many thanks.
NE @ MD
Graham : Fish are a bit in crisis, while Pats
are rolling. NE 7
Gerald : No Comment
NJ @ BB
Graham : Two more teams moving in opposite
directions (the Bills probably to another Superbowl) BB 14
Gerald : BB by 17.
CL @ CI
Graham : Could be an interesting offence vs
defence matchup. Browns are in rather better current form. CL 3
Gerald : CL by 3.
TN @ PS
Graham : Crucial crucial game. Steelers have
slipped recently but are at home. PS 6
Gerald : PS by 1.
KC @ SS
Graham : Seattle can't afford to lose games
like this. Chiefs aren't due another brilliant performance for a few more
weeks. SS 7
Gerald : KC by 3.
OA @ DB
Graham : Nice to see Raiders more competitive
this year, but they ought to struggle at Mile High. DB 17
Gerald : DB by 10.
AC @ WR
Graham : Big big win for the Skins. Surely.
Gerald : WR by 10.
DC @ PE
Graham : Boys' good run has come to a halt,
and Philly isn't the place to go to turn it round. PE 14
Gerald : PE by 10.
DL @ MV
Graham : Vikes have made their usual slow start
and in Chicago have challengers this year. So they should step it up from
now on in, as they usually do. MV 10
Gerald : MV by 2.
CH @ TB
Graham : I was impressed by the Buccs last
week, but they need more offence. Bears are on a good run and top the
division. CH 6
Gerald : TB by 3.
NS @ SF
Graham : Saints have had some heartbreaking
losses recently despite playing well, but the Niners aren't in the habit
of giving away gifts. SF 10
Gerald : NS by 3.
AF @ SR
Graham : No comment
Gerald : SR by 13.
by Graham Canwell (Week 7)
||What can you say? Over 300 yards rushing, 75% pass completions,
56 points. Raiders and Hawks were very good too.
||The Bengals' defence might have had a nightmare season, but their
offence generally hasn't so this was a terrific display by the non-often
mentioned Hawks D.
||Still the team to beat in the AFC West.
||Another unit without too many mentions, but they produced lots of
yards and a marvellous comeback against the Saints.
||Figures that can't be argued with, though the Buccs also deserve
a lot of credit for making my offence look very ordinary indeed..
||Plays Bill Parcells style mistake-proof football to a very high
||Oops its me again, isn't it. No-one else managed to get their team
playing so far below their potential and still win.
Gerald to Ian : Glad to see you're still with
us and all the best with the second half of the season. You never know
Homefield may just be the luck you need and you're only 2 games behind
the Broncos, so who knows?
Gerald to Ian : Can you help with Brucey
request for stats (as in last weeks newsletter)?
Ian C to Jon : Eagles coaches of the past
- Mike Bonney - 10- 22
- Pat Dale - 14 - 18 (Con Bowl III Winner)
- Scott Turriff - 0- 2
- Howard Deuchars- 16 - 17 (3 - 0) (Division Winner Season V) (Superbowl
Ian C to Ian D : Yep I remember Ian, we don't
have any Oilers at all now, have fun in the weaker conference :)
Graham to Dave J : Good gutsy effort, and
you didn't get what you deserved. Keep performing like that, though, and
things will improve. See you next year.
Well this is to be the last gameplan of the year. So may I take this
To wish you all a Merry
Christmas & a Happy New Year.