by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well it looks like keeping Drew Bledsoe out of your team works (famous last words again?). Juts look what the real (winless) Patriots were able to do against the (unbeaten) Colts. While Tom Brady, didn't light up the night with impressive passing figures. He did the most important thing, he didn't commit any turnovers.
At the end of the day, they (turnovers) do cost, which is why we went to a very limited passing game. Though attempting eight passes was still never racking, as Drew does have the ability to, hummm, sorry can't be polite, **** it up! Will this tactic work long term? Will I keep this as a long term tactic, I don't know. You'll just have to (as will I) wait and see.
No real surprises this week, other than the Jets losing their unbeaten record. Though I think that had more to do with the naming of a new coach rather than a different gameplan? As I've noticed in the past, that when a new coach joins, their team suddenly plays well, the week they join and quite often win a close game.
But saying that I have known uncoached team do very well and coached teams do badly. I guess it just depends on the gameplan, luck and other factors?
I'm glad I started writing this newsletter early, as I've just gone and build myself a new PC over the weekend, as the P166 was getting real old. Because of that, it meant that I had no Internet access or PC for the weekend. As the new PC doesn't yet have my old files, this issue of The Board is getting the final touches at work. But I've a feeling that I have left someone's contribution out of this issue? If that is the case, sorry, but I'm pretty sure this copy I'm finishing at work, is the latest copy?
As always thanks to the following for making this issue what it is. This weeks issue was brought to you by Graham, Brucey, Jon, Tim, Richard & Mark Dixon (well not so much for writing anything, but pointing me in the right direction for his Coaching Profile).
NY (6-2, L1)
@ BB (8-0, W7)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (31 - 45)
MD (5-3, W2)
@ NE (3-5, W1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (17 - 25)
CI (2-6, L1)
@ CL (7-1, W1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (7 - 52)
PS (4-4, W2)
@ TT (1-7, L5)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (20 - 14)
KC (3-5, L1)
@ SS (1-7, L3)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (30 - 24)
OR (3-5, L1)
@ DB (6-2, W1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (8 - 16)
AC (0-8, L20)
@ WR (6-2, W2)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (4 - 20)
Gerald : The Eagles fell asleep towards the end of the game last week, unless they make that same mistake, they should cruse this game. Eagles by 14.
SPLATT : Philadelphia by 11.
Jon : The Eagles D has got back to form so far this season and only let up in the last 2 minutes against the Saints. Hopefully that'll continue (or get even better?) against the Cowboys.
TB (3-5, L2)
@ CB (4-4, W1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (0 - 31)
DL (1-7, W1)
@ MV (8-0, W9)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (13 - 17)
NS (1-7, L4)
@ SF (5-3, L1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (19 - 0)
AF (4-4, L2)
@ SR (5-3, L1)
Last time : wk 10, 2003 (17 - 20 OT)
Gerald to Mark & Mark : Welcome to the league. So lets see what you can both do?
Gerald to Mark D : There's nothing wrong with RPGs. So what do you play?
Gerald to All : Don't forget about the pub meet. I will be there for the 19th for a while, then I'm off to (Richard Sands - for those that know him) a Stag Night at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.
Gerald to Mark G : Very disappointed that you didn't write in. Proably spending too much time wondering how to loss to the Bears in NFLB
Tim to Graham : Not so much revenge as justice finally done. I did not believe it till I got to the final line. This was the only game that mattered for me this season. Thanks for the kind remarks in the newsletter. Much appreciated
Tim to Graham : And a belated congrats on your amazing victory last week.
Tim to Mark and Mark : Welcome. Your starter for 10 - find a way to beat the Bills.
Tim to Mark : I think that Pat put some good foundations down for you but can anyone win with the Steelers?
Tim to Stephen : Rather let the NFC side down last week
Tim to Jon : Looks like Week 11 is going to see the next game of the season
Richard to Mark Dixon and Mark Gamble : Welcome to the league and I hope you have a good time (though not too much at my expense)as it is a good league and you should make the AFC Central really hot.
Richard to Bruce : The web site seems to getting even better and I visit it a fair bit but not sure how to sign the visitor book, is the Braveheart sheet and do I have to be a member. Sorry I am IT illiterate (and cannot spell that either).
Richard to Stuart : Your teams seem to be going very well but I have had difficulty trying to contact you. Hope the move is going well.
Richard to Graham : I think you were too modest in not taking the week 6 coaching award as Tim will win plenty this season and Julian will not lose many more games (if any).
Richard to Terry : Lets hope it is another good game.
Jon to Mark Gamble : So, you took up the challenge then? I'll be interested to see how you fare against the reigning champs, the Browns. Don't think I'll be playing you for a while though.
Jon to Mark Dixon : Welcome to another league. Good luck this week. You may need it. However, if you can get the Steelers working as well as your team in B you could challenge for a W/C. Good win last week though, if you coached it?
Jon to Tim : Awesome performance. I'm not looking forward to our meeting. I don't think I can remember Graham being beaten quite so (apparently) convincingly. And that only a week after he took the Brown's unbeaten record. You're looking like the most likely Superbowl challenger from the NFC at present!
PUB MEET III
We now have dates for the pub meet. The venue is at what looks like it will become the regular, The Fulmar & Firkin.
The closest tube is Holborn on the Central (red) and Piccadilly (blue) lines. When you come out of the entrance (the one straight ahead, not on the side), cross Kingsway (the big road opposite the exit), turn left down Kingsway, first or maybe second street on the right, about 20-30 yards down the street (you can see the pub from Kingsway).
The dates are Friday October 19th from 7.30pm onwards and Saturday November 17th, the time is still to be confirmed, but I'm guess sometime on the afternoon.
Well that's about it for this week, hopefully by the time you read this I will have started transferring over all my old files. But I ain't holding my breath, as the building of the new PC went just too smoothly, something has got to go wrong? Hasn't it?
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