Parlez Vous Bb bass? 13/08/2018

Welcome back Robin, our lost in France bass player, shame you can't stay longer.  We look forward to you rejoining our ranks for the Christmas program

Welcome 13/08/2018

A massive welcome to our newest members Leanne and Olli

The Winner is? 30/06/2018

The results are in and have been counted and verified and after 48 games and over 4320 minutes of football played we can now announce the WINNER.

We have seen tears of joy and tears of laughter, and that was just the entrants of this Comp, and the current World Champions dumped out following their first major failings for decades.

116 goals so far with 18 coming from the penalty spot, and 6 missed, and 9 own goals and a controversial VAR system helping to decide certain games.

Almost a 1000 fouls have produced 158 yellow cards and 3 players seeing red.

Most interesting facts though are SPAIN, my initial tip before a ball was kicked, stretched their unbeaten run to 23 games and BELGIUM stretched theirs to 21 games even after the farcical game against the 3 toothless Lions.

Back to the results and going into the last 4 games it couldn't have been any closer and the first game saw Lindsey McKenzie retake the lead with her correct result as Debbie Regan drew a blank.

Abbie Curtis also predicted the correct result and she kept up the pressure with her 3 points whilst Bonnie Wilson fired a blank. Steve Parish netted one point but Co worker Jim Masterton also failed to make an impact .

Heidi Bradley also shot herself in the foot allowing Rob West to overtake her with his 3 points.

3rd game from the end and disaster for the top 4 as they all failed to score and Rob West added another point to his tally to 39.

2nd game from the end and again Debbie Regan swerved the points as did Bonnie Wilson. Lindsey McKenzie and Abbie Curtis bagged a point a piece whilst Rob West stuttered with zero.

The FINAL game saw everything change AND MORE!

Lindsey McKenzie hit the bar with zero return .Bonnie Wilson hit her 4th zero in a row, Abbie Curtis notched a zero and Rob West picked up another vital point.

Heidi Bradley picked up 3 points but it was too little too late whilst Debbie Regan left it late but she also took 3 points to EQUAL the score at the top.

So, with Lindsey McKenzie and Debbie Regan both on 43 points, from a possible 144, the Competition had to be decided on the Tie Breaker question!!!!!!!

Drum roll..................................................................AND THE WINNER IS..............................................

Lindsey McKenzie!

Runner up   Debbie Regan

Third Place   Rob West


Many thanks to all who entered and hope that you all found it as enjoyable to follow as I did putting it all together and not forgetting the great cause you have all supported. Here's looking forward to the next one and.....................COME ON ENGLAND!



My "Unofficial" score sheet read a total of 36 points. Here are all your scores and the FINAL TABLE.


Lindsey McKenzie  43

Debbie Regan  43

Rob West  40

Abbie Curtis  39

Alan Paterson  39

Heidi Bradley  39

Bonnie Wilson  38

Carol Harper  38

Philip Smith  38

Sam Smith  38

Chris Dicotteo  36

Don Souter  36

Steve Parish  36

John Harris  35

John Smith  35

Paul Smith  35

Chris Maurier  34

Jim Masterton  34

Skip Schultz  34

Diane Dicotteo  33

Jenny Mussell  33

Brian Harper  32

Frank Maurier  32

P Dolby  32

Tracey Burns  31

Chris Mallender 31

Madeline  31

John Nolan  31

Ollie Swallow  31

Andrew Blades  30

Leanne Swallow  30

Gareth Bland  30

Steve Skinner  30

Callie Nolan  29

M Foster Smith  29

Iaan Wilson  29

Chris Lefler  29

Theresa Philips  28

Daniel Smith  28

Alfie Washington  28

 Richard Jones 27

Gina Boakes   27

Roxanna Britton  27

Rachel Plaskitt  27

Dave Bass  26

Helen Souter  26

Kala  26

Rob Gallant  26

Richard Nunn  26

Jenny Cobley  25

Emma Hurst  25

Keiron  24

Malisa Brewill  24

Jacob Spender  23

Jimmy Browne  23

Ali Lefler 22

Vicki   8Hair  21

Angie Coddington  20

Tim Lefler  20

D Dolby  19

Final Countdown 28/06/2018

It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN, yes and I can just hear you all singing it too!

What a difference a day makes, wow, another song there somewhere and most of you humming that one too.

Well, as we go into the penultimate and Final day of the Competition, which I must say has been a tremendous contest throughout and will remain so right up to the final whistle of tomorrows games at approximately 8.55pm GMT.

Unfortunately I shall miss the last 4 games due to work commitments until 6pm and then straight to Band Practice because of my dedication to the Band or the fact that I need more practice than everyone else mmmm.

Anyway, with the final 12 points up for grabs I find it incredible that 32 entrants out of 60 can still top the table and 39/60 can still make the top 3, proving what a close and exciting Competition this has been and may I thank you all for your support.

The BIG NEWS is..................................................{NO not Germany going out}


We have a new leader of the pack with Debbie Regan topping the table at Limagrain and overall with her 40 point haul. leaving closest Co worker rival Alan Paterson 3 points behind in her wake.

Long term leader Lindsey McKenzie from Imperial keeps up the pressure on 39 points and leads her closest rival by just one point as  Bonnie Wilson suffers a hiccup on 38.

Carol Harper has put herself in with a great shout with her 37 points{ I hear a symphony} and daft as it sounds MD Brian can still top the lot on his current 29 points.

Philip Smith also sits on 37 points and then a glut of entrants sit on 35 ,including highest mover since last count Sam Smith. Others include Chairman Rob West, Heidi Bradley Cleethorpes Band and England Athletics, and Abbie Curtis and Steve Parish both from Imperial .

Chris Dicotteo from 8Hair Salon is  still in the main chair on 34 and with Diane just 5 points adrift they too still keep in the running. Also sharing 34 points are 2 more from Imperial in John Harris and Jim Masterton.

The rest I will leave you to work out as I need some sleep!!




Debbie Regan  40

Lindsey McKenzie  39

Bonnie Wilson  38

Alan Paterson  37

Carol Harper  37

Philip Smith  36

Abbie Curtis  35

Heidi Bradley  35

Steve Parish  35

Sam Smith  35

Rob West  35

Chris Dicotteo  34

Jim Masterton  34

John Harris  34

John Smith  32

Don Souter  32

Skip Schultz  32

Jenny Mussell  32

Paul Smith  32

Chris Maurier  31

John Nolan  30

M Foster Smith  29

Diane Dicotteo  29

Ollie Swallow  29

Brian Harper  29

Chris Mallender 29

Madeline  29

Frank Maurier  29

Gareth Bland  28

Steve Skinner  28

Theresa Philips  28

Callie Nolan  28

Tracey Burns  27

P Dolby  27

Iaan Wilson  26

Andrew Blades  26

Daniel Smith  26

Alfie Washington  26

 Richard Jones 26

Gina Boakes   25

Dave Bass  25

Chris Lefler  25

Leanne Swallow  25

Helen Souter  25

Roxanna Britton  24

Emma Hurst  24

Kala  24

Rob Gallant  23

Richard Nunn  23

Keiron  23

Jenny Cobley  22

Jimmy Browne  22

Rachel Plaskitt  22

Ali Lefler 21

Malisa Brewill  21

Tim Lefler  21

Angie Coddington  20

Jacob Spender  20

D Dolby  19

Vicki   8Hair  18



World Cup Final 8 games 27/06/2018

Just 2 days to go and after 40 games and a possible 120 points we go into the final 8 games with the leader on just 37 points.

The previous 10 games proved very difficult for almost everyone, with very little scoring throughout the entrants. In fact the Spain draw was only predicted by Skip Schultz and Theresa Phillips and the Portugal draw saw just Jenny Mussell profit from it with 3 points.

Now, going into the final 8 games, it is so close a competition that there are so many still in with a chance which is great and will probably go down to the last seconds of the last 2 games, one of which I suspect some of you will NOT be cheering an England win. How dare you !!!

BIG NEWS is that long term Competition leader Lindsey McKenzie has finally been Co worker Bonnie Wilson who both share 37 points.

That has been an epic battle at Imperial and Bonnie has now put the gauntlet down and hopes to motor past her rival.Keeping up the pressure on those 2 is Abbie Curtis on 34 points and Steve Parish on 32. Skip Schultz has leaped up there on 31 points and keeps his name in the mix. The others are too well in with a chance with a possible 24 points available to notch.

The big battle at LImagrain sees long term leader jet off on holiday probably not knowing that Alan Paterson has finally caught her and they both lie third overall on 36 points with closest rival Jenny Mussell on a very respectable 30 points and again still in with a chance.

Carol Harper keeps her name in the fray at the top on 32 points as MD Brian slips further back on 27 points and it looks like she will have to go solo once more unless Brian switches his baton for a "Magic wand".

Heidi Bradley leads the England Athletics crew with some excellent scoring , leaving John Harris now 2 points behind . Heidi now shares  33 points with Band Chairman Rob West.

At 8Hair it's Chris who leads the way and on 32 points has opened 5 point gap over Diane to keep his chances of top spot overall well alive. Come on Vicki there's still time as  she sits on 16 points.

Philip Smith heads their clan and on 35 points is right up amongst the overall leaders. He is now being pressed by Sam and John who both share 31 points.

Ollie Swallow has opened a 5 point gap over Sister Leanne with his 27 points.

Still everything to play for and still very interesting .I certainly wouldn't like to make any predictions for the overall result as my own "unofficial" sheet reads  32 points so far.  What is good is the fact that from a possible 120 points so far the leader has 37 points and with 24 points left to play for EVERY single person can still win the whole Competition. Crazy but true!


Table with 8 games remaining.


Lindsey McKenzie  37

Bonnie Wilson  37

Debbie Regan  36

Alan Paterson  36

Philip Smith  35

Abbie Curtis  34

Heidi Bradley  33

Rob West  33

Chris Dicotteo  32

Carol Harper  32

Jim Masterton  32

Steve Parish  32

John Harris  31

John Smith  31

Don Souter  31

Sam Smith  31

Skip Schultz  31

Jenny Mussell  30

Paul Smith  30

M Foster Smith  28

Diane Dicotteo  27

Chris Maurier  27

Ollie Swallow  27

Brian Harper  27

Gareth Bland  27

Steve Skinner  27

Theresa Philips  27

Chris Mallender 27

Madeline  27

Callie Nolan  26

John Nolan  26

Iaan Wilson  26

Andrew Blades  25

Frank Maurier  25

P Dolby  25

Daniel Smith  24

Alfie Washington  24

Gina Boakes   24

Dave Bass  24

Roxanna Britton  24

Richard Jones 24

Chris Lefler  23

Helen Souter  23

Tracey Burns  23

Rob Gallant  22

Leanne Swallow  22

Richard Nunn  22

Keiron  21

Emma Hurst  21

Jimmy Browne  21

Rachel Plaskitt  21

Ali Lefler 20

Jenny Cobley  20

Kala  20

Malisa Brewill  19

Tim Lefler  19

Angie Coddington  18

D Dolby  18

Jacob Spender  18

Vicki   8Hair  16