1st March – All Things W.M.C.F.L + Prediction Challenge (Updated 9.20pm)

March 1st and to quote Sky Sports famous saying, “The Transfer Window Has Slammed Shut.” Yes folks, the squad you have now is what you have for the remainder of the season. No more transfers, (not that we get a lot anyway), but more importantly, no more players to be signed. The facility to emergency sign a player on a match day has now ended.

Whilst the Division One Title Race is still wide open it would appear that Amblecote seem to be Champions elect in Division Two barring a disastrous run in. However, as the title of this update indicates, this is All Things W.M.C.F.L and there is also another table that we, (the committee), look at every single week. It’s called the Fair Play Table and is based on cautions, dismissals and should there be any, misconducts. This is collated by the B.C.F.A and is monitored by the Committee to see if the standards we look to achieve are being met. At the beginning of January there was a League Meeting where all Club Secretaries should have attended. At this meeting, they were left in absolutely no doubt that standards had declined and were nowhere near where they should be. As League Secretary, I am now making this fact known publicly so that everyone is aware that standards of behaviour must improve. Be of little doubt that actions will be taken to make sure that this League meets its Mission Statement which is as follows:

To enable Christian and non-Christian men alike to participate in a capably organised league in a manner, both on and off the field of play, that is morally, decently and ethically sound of action and speech and is honouring to the name of Jesus Christ.

I have had some full and frank discussions over the past few weeks and need to state the following, this League will be run according to Christian values in line with the F.A’s Laws Of The Game. Anyone, whether it be an individual or a Club that fails to meet these values is at serious risk of no longer being a part of this League. This could be de-registration of an individual, expulsion of a Club or no entry next season. At the moment, there are certain individuals and Clubs who are at risk of the aforementioned sanctions. In closing this part, please enjoy your football but make sure your actions are worthy of partaking within this League, both on and off the field of play.

Last weeks win by Clarendon over St Marys keeps them very much in the title hunt and with both of these Clubs having games in hand it really is a 4 team title race at the moment. With Life Central having a break tomorrow it gives the 3 chasing Clubs a chance to catch up. I’m certain that Clarendon will overcome Monyhull Church and that St Marys will also beat Selly Oak Methodist but there’s a little niggle or hunch regarding Connect Sports versus Charlemont Star in my mind. This could be a preview of the Cup Final, with both teams in the Semi’s and on separate sides of the draw but tomorrow is all about the League. I should be saying a Connect win but just how resilient will Charlemont be? I’m playing my hunch on this one and going for a draw. I fancy a good game between Chawn Hill Church and St Andrews Netherton, I was hoping to nip down and see the second half but the works have altered my hours so unable to.. not happy! I’m leaning towards a St Andrews win, but not enough, so it’s on the fence and a score draw. The last Division One game sees Saint Michael host City Church and I was going to tip a City win, but then I remembered Martins match report from last week and their 12 match run. Having checked that, I’m now going for a Saint Michael win to keep City’s 13 match sequence going.

I managed to see a fair bit of the Amblecote Nomads versus Living Hope Church United match last weekend and whilst Amblecote ran out comfortable winners, Living Hope continued to try and play their football. Both teams were a credit to the League on the day. Tomorrow sees Amblecote also taking a break and I am sure they will be keeping a keen eye on the results of tomorrows games. I do not think that either Corinthians S.K or Christ Church Coseley will slip up in their games against Brierley Hill A.O.G or Excel respectively. Living Hope are not out of it just yet but they need to win a fair amount of their remaining games. My initial toughts were to tip them, but they are facing a rejuvenated St Thomas Aldridge whi i believe may just have enough to overcome them. So it’s a St Thomas Aldridge win for me. The last game sees Dudley Lions face Delph Athletic, another team who have improved this calendar year. They come up against Dudley Lions who are 1 point ahead of them having played an extra game. I never know what to expect with Dudley Lions, who had a very convincing win last weekend. So, my last prediction sees me with splinters again, sitting on the fence with a score draw.

My Challenger this week is none other than the famous Roger Moore, (no, not the actor), but the man from Clarendon. A person who has been involved in the League for many, many years and totally understands the requirements of this League. A genuine top bloke and a class footballer. Saying all that, I still hope to beat him. So here are our predictions:

2nd March, 2019
Neil Kovacs
Division One
Chawn Hill Church 2 St Andrews Netherton 2
Clarendon 3 Monyhull Church 0
Connect Sports 1 Charlemont Star 1
Saint Michael 2 City Church 1
Selly Oak Methodist 0 St Marys 2
*******
Division Two
Brierley Hill A.O.G 0 Corinthians S.K 3
Dudley Lions 1 Delph Athletic 1
Excel Church 1 Christ Church Coseley 3
St Thomas Aldridge 3 Living Hope Church Utd 1
*******
*******
Club Secretary (Roger Moore from Clarendon)
Division One
Chawn Hill Church 2 St Andrews Netherton 1
Clarendon 1 Monyhull Church 0
Connect Sports 2 Charlemont Star 1
Saint Michael 2 City Church 1
Selly Oak Methodist 0 St Marys 5
*******
Division Two
Brierley Hill A.O.G 0 Corinthians S.K 3
Dudley Lions 1 Delph Athletic 1
Excel Church 0 Christ Church Coseley 3
St Thomas Aldridge 1 Living Hope Church Utd 2

 

 

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