by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well when I get my hands on that postman . *!~$#!!£$@**
Well some of you may have guessed, as there was no newsletter last week? My envelope didn't get there in time, which is why their was no newsletter and more importantly, no new gameplan. Well I guess I got more LPs to spend? Looks like I'll have to win my remaining seven games to have any chance of a wildcard, unless the Bills come off the rails spectacularly?
The one real shock last week was the non-appearance of the Eagles. Who seemed to have done a Manchester United and not bother sending a full strength squad, against a team they should have easily beaten. So there's hope for us all?
As always thanks to Graham, Brucey, Jon, Dave Jones & Mark Dixon for their contributions.
BB (9-0, W9)
@ NY (6-3, L3)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (34 - 7)
NE (3-6, L2)
@ MD (6-3, W4)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (2 - 21)
CL (8-1, W3)
@ CI (2-7, L3)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (41 - 3)
TT (2-7, W1)
@ PS (5-4, W4)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (21 - 23)
SS (1-8, L5)
@ KC (3-6, L1)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (24 - 30)
DB (7-2, W3)
@ OR (3-6, L3)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (31 - 9)
WR (7-2, W4)
@ AC (0-9, L22)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (23 - 0)
PE (7-2, L1)
@ DC (3-6, L2)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (41 - 0)
CB (4-5, L2)
@ TB (3-6, L1)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (6 - 7)
MV (9-0, W11)
@ DL (2-7, W1)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (20 - 17)
SF (6-3, W2)
@ NS (1-8, L6)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (9 - 0)
SR (6-3, W1)
@ AF (5-4, W2)
Last time : wk 8, 2004 (20 - 26)
Gerald to Graham : Real cop out with the AFC Offensive Rammy. I thought you had more backbone, or did losing to the Falcons take it all out of you?
Gerald to SPLATT : Thank you for predicting me to lose. Lets hope it's a lucky omen? Because as of late you've been a definite Bad Omen.
Gerald to Jon : Re: formation. As I don't have 3 RB's, that's why. Anyway, my last gameplan was going to change all that, it just never got there. (fume!)
Gerald to All : As Dave pointed out we've only had 3 Coaching Profiles. So come on put a few words to paper and tell us about yourself.
Gerald to Brucey : Well done. Another late season surge, but as always too late. Maybe you shouldn't tell your team what week it is, or lie and tell them it's the second half of the season?
Gerald to Dave Jones : The reason that we don't know who is and isn't coached, I believe is so that we can't have easy games. If you know for sure that a team is uncoached you may get an unfair advantage when you play them.
Gerald to Dave Jones : As to your insults falling on deaf ears, perhaps you should be a lot more venomous? That way they might let you know personally, that they are there? Though I think the main reason is most of the coaches can't read. Well the Editor can't spell, so what hope is there for the rest of the league.
Mark Dixon to Jon : It seems the mere presence of Mark Gamble disrupts your team...
Mark Dixon to Gerald : Shame the revised Gameplan didn't get there, that could've made it interesting...
Mark Dixon to Mark (TT) : Well after the 52-9 drubbing you handed out to me in G I thought I'd try something different. (Please let it work...)
Jon to Bruce : Ugly game, but you deserved the win (though maybe not by 20 points!). Both QB's with a less than 50% completion rate? Horrible. Good luck this week.
Jon to All : Just to give you an idea, here's some first qtr stats from my game last week. PE - 1/13 passing for 38 yds. DL - 0/5 passing. Urgh.
Jon to Mark Dixon : When I spoke to you I got the impression you'd morally won, but lost by 3.
Jon to Gerald : If you're going to run all the time, barring the very occasional pass to an RB, why not try the W formation?
Dave Jones to All : What happened to the coaching profiles? I think there have been three and one of those was mine. (yep there have been only 3 yours, mine and one other. Ed)
Dave Jones to All : I'm not sure if all the teams are being coached by 'live' coaches. What do others think/know? I'd like to feel that my insults are not wasted. Could we not have the coaches name removed from any teams that are uncoached. Perhaps I'm just missing something or haven't paid attention.
Graham to Gerald : I believe I might have lost three-in-a-row a couple of seasons ago, but I'm not certain (if I did I'm sure one of them was against Paul's Falcons). I am a bit worried about losing my division crown at last, but this season looks like being more exciting on that front than any of my previous campaigns so I'm enjoying it (for the moment)
Graham to Jon : Your turn for some trauma this week. I'm not laughing - I play the Lions next week.
Graham to Gerald : I see you've found a way to stop Drew throwing INTs - bit extreme, though isn't it? Just have him put down if you're that desperate.
PUB MEET IV
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 date is Saturday November 17th, from 5pm onwards. Though I'm sure some of the more dehydrated coaches will be there earlier, it's that right Mr Dixon?
Well that's all for this week. Hopefully I'll see some of you at the Pub Meet, though at the time of writing I'm not certain of turning up. So if you are going to have something for the newsletter, please either post it or e-mail it before hand, as I may not be there and I wouldn't want to miss your pearls of wisdom.
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