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Banterbury Leagues Round Up Gameweek 15

bant-leagueHello and welcome to the game-week 15 review of the Banterbury Leagues. Now to the action and we start with the Premier League.


Park Bench Exports go top after beating his bogey side UD Stoke who did the double over Bench last term. This is Bench’s 8th win in a row, though 5 of those wins have been by 5 points or less, he has been very fortunate indeed. This win has also guaranteed Bench’s place in the Shield in the New Year. Cookie’s Monsters drop to 2nd and are having a bit of a wobble after losing to his great rival Kop Warriors, his defeat will be even more hurtful as Kop will now have bragging rights till they meet again in mid-April next year. Despite this defeat, Cookie needs just a point to be playing Shield football in the New Year. Odds on to join these two are Arsene’s Boys who move 3rd after defeating Eddy Hitler XI. The final place is really up for grabs after Where’s The Dosh? who drop to 4th & Reubens Rioters lose, they meet one another in a crunch match next game-week. Hoping for a draw in that match will be 6th place Bocadillo Allstars who failed to capitalize after defeat to Killer Instincts. In 7th place & still also hoping to grab that last shield place are Gasco’s athletic. Pork n Cheese United beat Horse FC 64-63 to move 9th and a place above Horse. In the bottom half there were big wins for PUT THE OLD DOG DOWN 12th (formerly I LOVE THE CAKE), Kojak’s Fireball 13th, Prutsers; allemaal 14th and 15th place Buzz’s Bomb Squad. Killer Instincts in 16th are really turning their season round, after picking up just one point from their first 10 games, they have since picked up 15 from 15 in the last 5 game-weeks. UD Stoke drop to 17th, while Kop Warriors stay in the bottom 3, but he must be thinking he has turned the corner after this morale boosting win over Cookie. TheKopKnightRISES in 19th stay 7 points above poor THE MUTTS NUTS who can’t buy a win for love nor money, but up next is a must win game for both MUTTS & TheKopKnightRISES as they meet in a massive 6 pointer.


Gallowgators stay top after beating Soap Powder Thieves. WhoIsRonaldo remain 2nd, level on points with Gallow, both just a point away from qualifying for the shield. James 101 remain 3rd after beating 6th place Real Morbid and put 4 points between themselves and those chasing a shield spot. Elleffcee stay 4th but lose to one of the teams still hoping to make the top 4 at Christmas, 7th place One Under Parr who are now just a point behind them. Son of a Pitch lose to 2nd from bottom The Gallant Pioneers. Two big games next week for those final Shield places are elleffcee vs Real Morbid & WhoIsRonaldo vs One Under Parr. 8th place Shylass @ the finish can still qualify but need results to go their way and up next for them are in form Mito’s Mercenaries who have moved up to 10th after beating The Reds 55-54 and have now won 3 on the spin, The Reds drop to just a place above the relegation zone. At the bottom there where good wins for The Greatest FC and Red Magic moving them both up in the league to 14th & 15th respectively. The Bottom 3 stay as they were despite Pioneers win as 3rd bottom Balotellibubbies beat rock bottom Pathético Morbid.

League 1

Powerful Potty Fc trip over the line to be involved in the banterbury shield competition in the New Year, but have qualified never the less. Everyone must think Potty is a match fixer as he has lost his last 3, this time to 2nd place Monty (Caz Daz) 64-63, who with that result also qualify with Potty. CFC (Awesome) 3rd who beat Potty last week are all but there too after winning again. We love manchester stay 4th after damming bottom club Nifty’s Hotshots to their 12th straight defeat and stay 3 points above 5th place DavesRedDevils with 2 qualification games to go. Bodene’s Army in 6th still have a slight hope of a place in the shield but they must beat we love manchester who are up next for them. The Bottom 5 all lost and stay as they were.

League 2

4th Place Trophy (formally know a E for Idiot) go top and qualify for the shield. Norfulk-in-chance drop to 2nd and need that finish line to come soon, after being beaten this time by Bring on ze Trumpets 62-61, though they should make it as they’re 5 points ahead of 5th placed White Boys Day. ChorleyRocks in 3rd lost to Busby Babes who move to 6th just 3 points behind CR. Wavey Squad in 4th lost to Owls Rule in 7th and this defeat has really opened up the race for the two remaining spots! In theory anyone down to Prata in 15th place could still make it. White Boys Day must be kicking themselves after only managing a draw with ChelseaFTW.

Banterbury Cup 3rd Round

The Cup has come down to the last 16 and it is a real international affair. The Irish boys enjoyed success as Kop Warriors & Gasco’s athletic both beat Championship sides to make the last 16. WhoIsRonaldo, flying high in the championship beat Reubens Rioters from the premier 66-63. Son of a Pitch of the championship saw off league 2’s ALSED FC and making up the Emerald Isle contingent are Busby Babes of league 2 who caused an upset by beating a championship side in the last round. English managers Park Bench Exports & Horse FC both of the Premier League had comfortable wins against lower league opposition. Gallowgators top of the Championship beat the premier leagues Rising Phoenix who were last season’s semi-finalists, in an all English affair. Another all English tie saw two teams from league 1 aiming for a place in the 4th round with Fergie’s Henchmen coming out on top. 3 ex pats also win through to the next round, Cookie’s Monsters (Monaco) Bocadillo Allstars (USA) both Premier Leagues sides win & Owls Rule (New Zealand) upset the odds and beat elleffcee of the Championship. Also, Buzz’s Bomb Squad (scotland) of the premier league beat league 1 side inittowinit*** and 2nd in league 1 Monty (Caz Daz) (India) is our only Asian representative left in the tournament having won his tie easily . Making up the final 16 are 2 Australians, DavesRedDevils of league 1 & Manlet F.C 14th in league 2 who are the lowest ranked team left in the competition. The 4th Round ties are to be played in GW20 which is New Year Day.

Banterbury Cup 4th Round Draw

Park Bench Exports v Fergie’s Henchmen

Busby Babes v Bocadillo Allstars

Gasco’s athletic v Monty (Caz Daz)

Son of a Pitch v Cookie’s Monsters

Horse FC v Manlet F.C

Kop Warriors v DavesRedDevils

WhoIsRonaldo v Buzz’s Bomb Squad

Owls Rule v Gallowgators

You can view the all the Banterbury Cup results/draws in the competition tab.

I’d like to finish with an announcement about Team Name Changes. It takes a lot of work trying to organise the leagues, cup & shield and a lot of my free time writing the weekly review. So all I ask is that if you feel the need to change your team name, could you please have the common courtesy just to drop me an e-mail to so I can update my records.

This article was written by Bench@banterburyleagues

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  1. 2
    migs says:

    Brilliant Bench! Glad I got a shneaky little mention there. Came close between me and Horse there, thank goodness Shelvey was his usual silly self and picked up a yellow card. Inches make the difference hey

    • 2.1
      Horse says:

      Great write up Bench.
      Well done Migs. It was neck and neck between us two, with points equal but Shelvey on for a bonus point, which would have given me victory until the silly sod got booked and you beat me. I also lost in my local ML H2H by an identical score.
      Shelvey you owe me!! Get a goal against Norwich smile

  2. 3
    Potty Procky says:

    Powerful Potty Fc’s recent game throwing to gain his Automatic Shield place with 2 Matchweeks to spare is now over.
    His Asian Ringleader known here as Watyawin was arrested at Singapore Airport carrying a suitcase of used Butpugs as ordered by Bench,also his recent activity on e-bay shows a purchase of 1 ….2 litre tub of Ky-Jelly and i now see the connection.
    Powerful Potty Fc return from thier midweek break on thursday then its total preparation for the next h2h this looming weekend.
    Great round up article Bench.

  3. 4
    Demsie says:

    Great round up Bench mate.. Just one question. When does the qualification end for the shield ?

    I’m sure I could look it up somewhere but it’s just easier to ask 😉

    • 4.1
      James101 says:

      Yep. I was wondering this too.

      I think you are saying I’m 3 points away from qualifying.

      So I need to win once in the next how many game weeks?

      Great write up btw!


    • 4.2
      Bench@BanterburyLeagues says:

      After game – week 17 , so just two gw, shield starts gw22 off the top of my head, not at home to check 6 group games top 2 going into qfs them semi and final gw38, also you can be drawn in group from any one in same league so if you finished 4th you a team who finished 3rd, 2nd 1st from different league, hope that makes sense smile

      • Bench@BanterburyLeagues says:

        Can’t be drawn that was mean to say

        • Demsie says:

          Cheers Bench.. I reckon I’m going to miss out this time but you never know.

          Still, it’s a great idea (even though I won’t be part of it ;)) and top notch organisation too

      • James101 says:

        cool. thanks.

        is the shield knock out?

      • Gallowgate says:

        Damn Bench, wish I had known about this, never really taken notice at what’s going on although obviously knew I was top of the championship.
        I took a 8 hit last night to sort a bit of a mess out in my team but would have kept it to just 4 had I known this sad
        I’ve more or less conceded my tie this week unless my new players over perform, will have to look now and see who I’m up against.
        This could cost me a shield place.
        Are the cup ties this week as well? Bloody hope not??? sad

        • Gallowgate says:

          What have I done????
          Trying to catch you you t*%#% Lol
          All I will say is I had issues so decided to play another wildcard, that’s about 5 this season I think Lol
          I’ve been on just keep missing you.
          Good battle going on at the top, congrats on your turnaround from last season.
          I’m hoping these transfers work for the better, had a right mess that needed immediate fix so bit the bullet, you know I like a hit or four? smile

        • Gallowgate says:

          Haha come on cookie you can’t ask me that mate?
          You are the hare I’m the fox, if I help you I never catch you?
          What’s your plan? Remy to Roon or more likely Lukaku?
          I’ve just looked at your team, 2 transfers but both free.
          Like me one must be Gerrard, the other I hazard a guess at Evra?
          Who you brought in is anyone’s guess but I would hazard a guess Evra to Everton defender? Maybe the cheapest Distin?
          Your Gerrard transfer looks to be to either Oscar or Silva, could even be a punt on Walcott?
          I’ve been impressed at you mate I have to say.

        • Gallowgate says:

          Well as we are putting cards on the table
          I’ve gone
          Gerrard to Silva
          Barkley to Sterling
          Zaba to Jags
          That last one hurt, didn’t want to sell Zaba but to get Silva I had to sell one of my three Citeh players.
          Kept Pants but if and when he’s out for Hart Zaba is straight back in.
          Really needed Silva, I’m gutted to see you also got him.
          Still, double Everton def cover might work against you.
          Remy? I sold him two weeks back to get Rooney, nothing wrong with him and fancy him to score Saturday but I REALLY wanted Roon, didn’t bank on his 5 th yellow though Lol
          Decisions yours mate, I see both Remy and Luka notching the weekend.

        • James101 says:

          Interesting to see what you two have done.

          I’m still holding off the transfers as long as pos.

          Will prob end up doing gerrard to silva as its the obvious choice.

          Plus someone to coleman for a -4. Either clyne or Kosc.

          Note. I did consider ozil as a differential. He’s actually been scoring better recently.

        • Gallowgate says:

          Sterling is my differential
          I did this on the back of Gerrards injury and also because Sturridge is out for weeks, will keep him into the jan WC
          I see him being pushed up to support Suarez and can see a run in the team until Sturridge returns, he did well last season until Sturridge was signed.
          Can’t believe I’m seemingly the only one seeing this, never seen anyone mention getting him.
          I’m selling Dawson next week for Arsenal cover, maybe even the week after.

        • Sorry to jump in you two love birds, but How do you see sterling doing this week Gallow. I got sterling as soon as I knew he was back, although only got 70mins for me last week. My team is lined up 433 atm with sterling on the bench. I have a swan GK and Williams. Wud you put sterling in ahead of williams or vice versa.

          Ps. Cracking night in wickham btw last wkend

        • Luis Suarez says:

          Gallow, I’ve thought of him but considering Liverpool’s fixtures I’m staying away for now. Even in the last couple of matches he played in he didn’t do that well … so I don’t see him scoring well against Spurs, Man city and Chelsea … but I’d love to be proven wrong !!!

        • Gallowgate says:

          Take a hit and get him 😉
          I’m enjoying our little tussle at the top, got within 2 two weeks back but now it’s 16, time to get my arse in gear
          That little fecker Monty us creeping ever closer, need to keep an eye on him, he was dead and buried a few weeks back but after numerous tips and convos between pact members he’s pulled it around.
          I think you need to give Mutts a helping hand mind, he’s getting tailed off now ouch!!
          Well mate must be off, good luck in what you decide, can’t go wrong either way IMO
          Laters cookie

        • Gallowgate says:

          Cup ties GW20 smile
          I will have to make a note of that so no hits that week.
          Good work mate, these leagues are even better than last season.

        • Bench@BanterburyLeagues says:

          Gallow if you look Comment 7 ,your see the shield, different too the cup, which looks like your qualify for too, So take note buddy

        • Gallowgate says:

          Cheers mate but I’m on a loser this week I reckon, 8 points is a hell of a lead to give amongst this lot.
          Second bite next week though so hopefully I win that and get through.
          I’m relieved the cup is in week 20, would have been gutted to go out because of hits.

        • James101 says:

          You’ll be fine.

          You’re playing someone who’s ranking 900,000 in the world.

        • Gallowgate says:

          8 point handicap is a great leveller James, still haven’t seen my opponent but will be surprised if I come through, Everton clean sheet and it’s possible, also need to get captain spot on.

        • gpriley22 says:

          Sure you’ll be OK gallow. By match will be hard. On minus 4 due to injuries and will come down to captaincy.

  4. 5
    brookyboy says:

    Hey James what is the code for the manager of the month league ? Can anyone enter ?

  5. 6

    How do I join the Banterbury league???

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