World Cup Tuesday 26th June 26/06/2018

Things are really hotting up now, and not just the weather, as we enter the last 14 fixtures.

Just as Portugal and Spain are just about to kick off in today's earlier games a 94th minute winner by Saudi Arabia scuppered a few result predictions and the table could have read so much different.

The biggest battle continues at Imperial and Lindsey McKenzie continues to lead the whole Competition on 34 points,however it's all the girls making the headlines as Bonnie Wilson leaps up to 33 points and Abbie Curtis snapping on 32 points. Jim Masterton lies on 30 points closely followed by Steve Parish on 28 points and Skip Schultz finding his rhythm right up there on 27 points, one point ahead of Gareth Bland.

In the other hot battle at Limagrain Debbie Regan has been finally caught by the productive Alan Paterson and not only do they share 32 points but they also share equal 3rd place overall. Jenny Mussell keeps amongst it on 24 points and now just one point in front of Dave Bass. Tracey Burns keeps them in her sights on 22 points and pulls away from Rachel Plaskitt on 17 points.

Meanwhile , in the 8 Hair Salon Chris has the bragging rights with his 28 points, keeping him amongst the Competition leaders, and Diane is still in the frame with 26 points. Vicki needs to turn the tide with her 14 point haul.

John Harris continues to lead the England Athletics team on 30 points but Heidi Bradley is breathing heavily down his neck on 29 points so will he give up the baton I wander?  Chris Mallender sits on 22 points with Emma Hurst on 20.

Rob West will not want to return from his holiday as his score has rocketed and now sits on 31 points, right up there with the leaders. One point behind him is Don Souter who now leads Wife Helen by 8 points.

Another great battle, this time in the Smith household, sees John and Philip up in the heights of the Leaders on 30 points a piece , closely followed by Sam and M Foster Smith on 25 points. Madeline continues to make good progress on 23 points a point in front of Daniel.

Chris Lefler leads Lefler Towers on 20 points whilst Father Tim toys with Wife Ali both on 16 points after Tim seemed to have finally made his move,  although they are both 1 point ahead of Jimmy.

John Nolan has finally caught Callie and they both share 24 points whilst Kala has 18 and sandwiched between those is Keiron on 20.

Gina Boakes continues to play cat and mouse with Iaan Wilson as they again swap places with Iaan now on 24 and Gina on 23.

Ollie Swallow has opened up a 6 point gap over Sister Leanne and he now sits on 26.

Rob Gallant is 1 point ahead of Richard Jones with his 22 point haul whilst  Richard Nunn sits on 20.

Jenny Cobley has overtaken Malisa Brewill on 19 and 18 points respectively.

MD Brian Harper has cut into Wife Carol's lead and a very close battle gets very interesting once more with 28 and 25 points respectively.

Chris Maurier leads Brother Frank by just 2 points now on 26.

Thursday Night sees the final 2 games of the Competition with England in action in one of them.

As I will be at Band Practice and then an early start on Friday morning until 6pm the Final result may be revealed on Friday Evening/Saturday morning.

Good luck to everyone !


TABLE NOT including Portugal or Spain results.


Lindsey McKenzie  34

Bonnie Wilson  33

Debbie Regan  32

Abbie Curtis  32

Alan Paterson  32

Rob West  31

John Harris  30

Philip Smith  30

John Smith  30

Don Souter  30

Jim Masterton  30

Heidi Bradley  29

Carol Harper  28

Chris Dicotteo  28

Steve Parish  28

Skip Schultz  27

Diane Dicotteo  26

Chris Maurier  26

Paul Smith  26

Ollie Swallow  26

Brian Harper  25

M Foster Smith  25

Sam Smith  25

Jenny Mussell  24

Callie Nolan  24

John Nolan  24

Iaan Wilson  24

Andrew Blades  24

Frank Maurier  24

Gareth Bland  24

Gina Boakes   23

Steve Skinner  23

Dave Bass  23

Madeline  23

Daniel Smith  22

Tracey Burns  22

Chris Mallender 22

Rob Gallant  22

Helen Souter  22

Richard Jones 21

Emma Hurst  20

Leanne Swallow  20

Chris Lefler  20


Richard Nunn  20

Keiron  20

Alfie Washington  19

Jenny Cobley  19

Theresa Philips  19

P Dolby  19

Kala  18

Malisa Brewill  18

Roxanna Britton  18

Rachel Plaskitt  17

D Dolby  17

Ali Lefler 16

Tim Lefler  16

Angie Coddington  15

Jacob Spender  15

Jimmy Browne  15

Vicki   8Hair  14

World Cup Sunday 24/06/2018

When Leanne put England to win 5-0 against Panama in the band room I can't remember how many people were laughing at her. Well NOT ANY MORE!  5-0 at half time as I type!

With 29 games played and 19 remaining the Competition is really hotting up and not just in the ENGLAND camp. Lindsey McKenzie has lead the way for Imperial but Debbie Regan from Limagrain now shares top spot on 31 points.

Then, things get really interesting because no less than 37 others have 20 or more points to keep up the pressure and the growing interest.

Alan Paterson from Limagrain is now snapping at their heels on 30 points and then 5 people share 29 points with things changing with every game played.

Philip Smith on 29 points leads his household, closely followed by John on 27 and Sam and M Foster Smith on 24 points. Madeline has doubled her score since last count on 20 points to keep her in the running.

In the England Athletics entries John Harris and Emma Hurst share 29 points with Heidi Bradley shooting up to 28 points.

A great battle continues at Imperial with leader Lindsey McKenzie on 31 being pressed all the way with Jim Masterton and Abbie Curtis now sharing 29 points, Bonnie Wilson on 28, Steve Parish on 26 and then Skip Schultz, Andrew Blades, Steve Skinner, and Angie Coddington all sharing 22 points.

Chairman Rob West has had a great few days and he too has 29 points.

Carol Harper keeps amongst the leaders on 27 points leaving MD Brian still 5 points adrift on 22 points. One point ahead of Carol sees Band Sargent Don Souter on 28 points, nine points ahead of Wife Helen.

Diane and Chris at 8 Hair Salon keep themselves in a great position on 24 points a piece whilst Vicki moves up to 14 points.

Chris Maurier on 25 points leads Brother Frank on 20 points whilst Rob Gallant drums up 21 points.

Gina Boaks on 21 points leads friend Iaan Wilson by one point whilst Malisa Brewill shares 17 points with Jenny Cobley.

Chris Lefler and Jimmy Browne  on 17 points lead their clan but as I said before beware of Tim as he has started to make his move and will try to pick them off one by one.First victim to fall is Wife Ali on 14 as Tim now shares 15 points with Chris.

Callie heads her home on 22 points with Dad John 2 points behind and Mum kala now 7 points behind with Keiron on 17 points.

Things getting very interesting and some great battles continuing and still everything to play for.

Bye for now back to ENGLAND second half!


World Cup Competition 21/06/2018

After 20 games and a possible 60 points Lindsey McKenzie from Imperial continues to set the pace on 25 points after another batch of difficult to predict games, taking her correct score total to 6.

Debbie Regan at Limagrain has also hit 6 correct scores to take her overall score to 24 points whilst John Harris from England Athletics only has 5 correct scores but also shares 24 points.

Overall it is still a very close contest with everyone still in with a good chance and 28 games to go. An awful amount of work still to get through but I will do my utmost to keep you posted. Nowhere in the world could you get this amount of entertainment for this price.

There is a great battle developing in the Smith household with Philip on 22 and John  breathing down his neck on 20 points.Just behind them is M Foster Smith on 18 points closely followed by Sam, who we wish a speedy recovery, on 16 points.Again things can take a dramatic turn but at the moment they lead their clan and keep in the mix amongst the overall leaders. Madeline holds a respectable 10 points.

Chris Maurier on 18 points has opened a 5 point gap over Brother Frank on 13 after being on level pegging at the last count which proves how quick the tide can turn.

In the 8 Hair salon Chris and Diane are keeping themselves up amongst it and have permed their way to 16 points a piece so honours even at the moment with Vicki not quite making the cut on 11 points. Come on Vicki sharpen those scissors!

A good section score for Heidi doubles her score to an impressive 18 points and could well give John Harris on 24 points a good run for his money.

The Imperial battle sees Competition leader Lindsey McKenzie consistently performing but closest rival Jim Masterton has narrowed the gap and sits on 17 points, closely followed by Steve Skinner and Abbie Curtis on 16, Steve Parish on 14, and percussionist Skip Scultz drumming up his 13 points and hoping to up the beat as we enter the second third of the contest.

Meanwhile, Debbie Regan continues to sort the wheat from the chaff at Limagrain with a second placed overall top score of 24 points. A productive Alan Paterson has bagged 18 points and Dave Bass is not just milling around on 15 points. Jenny Mussell shares the 15 point mark with her analysis and not far behind are Tracey Burns on 13 points and Rachael Plaskitt on 12. Again another close battle which can go a number of ways..........or will it be Au Revoir.

Richard Jones is making steady progress with his consistent 18 points, two points ahead of Alfie Washington and 7 points ahead of Jacob Spencer.

Ollie Swallow still leads Sister Leanne by 1 point with 16 points and 15 respectively.

MD Brian Harper falls further behind Wife Carol who looks like going " Solo" with her mighty 20 point haul, leaving Brian some catching up to do on 15 points so he won't be blowing his trumpet for at least another week. Come on Brian the whole nation is behind you! Thanks for bringing in the brass Brian but barges are better!  { Sounds like a quote by Eric Cantona}

I can see Chairman Rob West booking another holiday quite soon because since he went away his scoring has dramatically increased and after a slow start he now sits on 15 points.

Don Souter has had his lead cut by Wife Helen, on 11, but following Rangers he is used to that and can hopefully build on his 16 points.

Rob Gallant is still searching for the melody and sits on 12 points but can up the beat within a heartbeat.

Gina Boakes continues to make steady progress on 13 points and is a point behind friend Iaan Wilson.

Jenny, come back soon we all love you , Cobley has hit a dry patch on 10 points as has Riichard Nunn on 9 points, 2 points behind Malisa Brewill on 11 points

Chris and Jimmy lead the Lefler Towers on 11 points, closely followed by Ali on 10 points, whilst Tim continues to lead them all into a false sense of security on 6 points before he makes his move to outgun them.



Lindsey McKenzie 25
John Harris 24
Debbie Regan 24
Philip Smith 22
John Smith 20
Carol Harper 20
M Foster Smith 18
Heidi Bradley 18
Alan Paterson 18
Richard Jones 18
Chris Maurier 18
Paul Smith 17
Jim Masterton 17
Ollie Swallow 16
Sam Smith 16
Alfie Washington 16
Don Souter 16
Abbie Curtis 16
Steve Skinner 16
Diane Dicotteo 16
Chris Dicotteo 16
Leanne Swallow 15
Brian Harper 15
Jenny Mussell 15
Dave Bass 15
Rob West 15
Steve Parish 15
Iaan Wilson 14
Roxanna Britton 14
Callie Nolan 14
Andrew Blades 14
Bonnie Wilson 14
Emma Hurst 13
Gina Boakes 13
Daniel Smith 13
P Dolby 13
Frank Maurier 13
Tracey Burns 13
Chris Mallender 13
John Nolan 13
Skip Schultz 13
Gareth Bland 12
Rob Gallant 12
Theresa Philips 12
Malisa Brewill 11
Chris Lefler 11
Jimmy Browne 11
Jacob Spender 11
Kala 11
Helen Souter 1
Vicki 8Hair 11
Jenny Cobley 10
Ali Lefler 10
Chris Lefler 10
Madeline 10
Richard Nunn 9
Angie Coddington 9
Keiron 9
D Dolby 7
Tim Lefler 6

World Cup Competition 20/06/2018

14 games through and a possible 42 points up for grabs it's Lindsey McKenzie still leading the pack with 20 points.

Sunday proved to be the toughest test so far and 2 "Shock" results saw bookies favourites Brasil held to a draw by the Swiss which was actually predicted by 3 people whilst another 3 predicted a draw.

Possibly the biggest shock of the tournament so far saw the Mexicans hassle the Germans for 90 minutes and come away with a 1-0 win and was by no means a fluke on their overall performance.

As usual England left it very late to snatch victory but could hit a massive stumbling block when they meet the  impressive Belgians ,who thrashed Panama 3-0 with one of the goals of the tournament so far from Dries Mertens. Hopefully England will also thrash Panama and go into their final Group game on level pegging with the Belgians.

VAR love it or hate it, England hate it after some shocking decisions ignored during their game, but Sweden can thank it for their penalty decision which would have been missed and gave them a 1-0 victory over Korea.

Back to the in Competition battles Lindsey McKenzie continues to set the pace at Imperial with 20 points and leads the overall Competition.Her closest rival there is Steve Skinner on 13 points closely followed by Steve Parish on 12 points and Bonnie Wilson on 11.

Second overall in the Comp is Debbie Regan on 18 points and she leads the way at Limagrain with Alan Paterson not too far behind on 13 and as I said before Dave Bass can move when he wants to and 8 points from those last 6 games now brings him right up there on 10. Jenny Mussell on 10 points too closely followed by Tracey Burns and Rachael Plaskitt on 9 points.

Third overall saw John Harris from England Athletics had a great day on Monday to bring his score to 17 points whilst his counterparts all share 9 points each.

Fourth overall sees Carol Harper on 16 points, 4 points ahead of hubby Brian who won't be blowing bubbles as he will be more "Spitting feathers". Come on Brian we are rooting for you!

Equal Fourth sees Philip Smith lead the household with John Smith close on 14 points.


Sixth placed Chris Maurier on 15 points leads brother Frank by 5 points

Despite Leanne Swallow being one of the very few to predict the Brazil result Brother Ollie leapfrogs her overall score by a single point on 12.

In the 8 Hair Salon battle Diane leads on 11 in a very close battle with Chris on 10 and Vicki on 6.

Ali and Chris Lefler both lead their household on 7 points with Dad Jimmy on 6.

Still a long way to go and things can change so quickly but good luck to everyone and again Thanks for your support for a great cause.

World Cup Competition 18/06/2018

8 games into what's proving to be a very tough and close fought contest we have already seen a couple of "Shock " results and also witnessed why, at 33 years old, Ronaldo is still the best player in the world by a mile, whilst the second best player missed a penalty and is now known as Lionel Missi.The best game so far has to be the thrilling 3-3 draw of Portugal and Spain which was a refreshing change to see two teams actually going for it instead of defending and trying not to lose. The most popular correct result saw France beat Australia 2-1, and 12 people correctly predicted, and Pogba did't even need a Russian Linesman to claim his goal.(For those not familiar Jeff Hurst England 66) Biggest shock was the opening game of the 2 worst teams in the competition. However , how long now before we will be seeing a few Saudi defenders sporting brand new Russian yachts! It is early days yet and with just 8 games played, only another 40 to go, from a possible 24 points to be had we have 4 joint leaders all on 10 points and after 3 blank scores Debbie Regan is the only person with 3 correct scores! She holds top spot with Carol Harper, who is currently 3 points ahead of hubby and MD Brian, and John Harris from England Athletics along with Lindsey McKenzie from Imperial Ford. Come on boys what's going on! Truth is that these females really like the footy more than us but don't like to admit it.

Close second is Paul Smith and Chris Maurier, both on 9 points, closely followed by our own Jenny Cobley who we all wish very well and hope for a speedy recovery. We all love and miss you Jenny so hurry back. I knew that would put a smile on her face.

Lots of mini battles within the Comp so will try to keep you all informed.

The biggest battle is within Imperial Ford where Lindsey McKenzie leads the way on 10 points with her closest rival Steve Skinner sitting on 6 points with Skip,Andrew Blades and Angie Compton all on 5 but things can change quick in this competition so keep your eyes peeled. 

In the 8 Hair salon Vicki is the only one with a correct score but Diane and Chris both have 5 correct results so all three are on level pegging with 5 points a piece.Should be a good battle this one with the footy mad female element!

John Nolan leads his household on 7 points. Good lad! Whilst Kala notches 4, Callie 3 and Keiron 1.

In the battle at Limagrain again it's the feisty females dominating the scoring. debbie Regan leads the way on 10 points whilst closest rival Tracey Burns hits 7 points with Wifey Jenny Mussell and Rachael Plaskitt  on 6 points closely followed by Alan Patterson on 5 points and usual slow starter Dave Bass on 2 points. You wait till he gets going Bassy can really shift!

Don Souter just outpointing Wife Helen by 2 points with 7 and 5 respectively but should see a good contest.

Richard Jones and Alfie Washington share 7 points each just ahead of Jacob Spencer on 4 points.

Chris Maurier leads Frank Maurier with 9 points to 6 points but again early days.Philip Smith and M Foster Smith both share 7 points to lead their household but Madeline on 3 points will be keeping a close eye on them in the coming matches.

Both Gina Boaks and friend IaanWilson share a respectable 5 points so the study looks like it paying off Gina so good luck and remember it can all change at the drop of a hat so I suspect you may be up their quite soon.

Leanne Swallow leading Brother Ollie by 5 points to 4 at the moment and flying the flag for the Bass section I hope he pulls his socks up!

Of the other band members Malisa Brewill sits on 3 points, Richard Nunn on 5,Rob Gallant on 5, past prize winner Rob West on 3 but not for long I suspect, and Heidi's correct score last night brings here up to 5 points.

In the Lefler household Ali and Chris hold the bragging rights on 4 points with Dad Jimmy on 3 and Tim holding up the rear on 1 point.

Sorry if I have missed anyone out but I hope you appreciate the amount of work going into this competition collating and recording all the results and checking sheets etc but a massive THANKS to all those that bothered to enter (All 60 of you) and here's hoping for a great contest.

Remember's a marathon not a sprint!  Here's to the next 40 games.