Jonjo, Argyle & my latest predictions.

Jonjo

The Bobby Moore Fund for cancer research has benefitted recently thanks to the wishes & actions of 9 year old Jonjo Heuerman. A keen West Ham United fan, he undertook a walk from Wembley Stadium to West Ham’s Upton Park Ground.  He was hoping to raise £10,000 , following previous fundraising efforts by his older sister Megan.

Jonjo’s grandmother, Lynda passed away on 17th February 2009 from bowel cancer, just eight days before the anniversary of Bobby Moore’s tragic death from the same illness on 24th February 1993.  On 25th February, he set out to walk the 23 miles from Wembley Stadium to Upton Park. He arrived on Sunday 27th February, just before the Hammers took on Liverpool .  Before the walk, he said “The walk is 23 miles long & will take me 3 days because I am only little. I hope to raise £10,000 for The Bobby Moore Fund in memory of Nanny and Bobby”. 

He achieved this and has well beaten his original target  (it presently stands at just over £22,000),  and he has also been featured on ITV1 London’s “London Tonight” programme.

He has been an amazing inspiration to football fans everywhere, and all of us. 

Do visit…  http://www.fornannyandbobby.piczo.com  

Plymouth Argyle

With having gone into administration,  Argyle have been deducted 10 points.  An application by HMRC to present the club with a winding-up petition was turned down at a High Court hearing on Friday (4th March)

The administrators have said they’re looking to find a buyer for the club, “A number of interested parties have declared an interest in acquiring the club,”  They continued  “It is imperative that a preferred bidder is identified who can provide ongoing funding by 17th March at the latest.

HMRC applied for a winding-up petition as without it they feared they could lose out on money owed to them by the club because of the administration process. They claim they do not initiate winding-up proceedings of football clubs lightly.

After having had these 10 points deducted, Argyle found themselves at the bottom of League 1,  however, after some good results against Colchester United,  Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon Town,  they have moved up a place.  Although they are still deep in the relegation places, they have everything to play for.

What are my predictions now

In the Championship,  QPR seem to have the winning habit and will go up – and I have a sneak feeling it’s going to be Nottingham Forest that will join them.  The Play-offs in any Division are always a bit of a lottery,  but I’m going to stick my neck out and say I think Norwich City will do it.

In League 1,  I think the top six will stay as they are,  and I think the three Southern teams will go up.  I think Brighton and Southampton will go up automatically, and Bournemouth from the play-offs.

In League 2,  Chesterfield will go up, and I think,  although Wycombe Wanderers are not as consistent as they were, they will join them,  together with either Port Vale or Bury.  As for the play-offs, I think Crewe Alex could be an outside bet to reach them,  but who will actually go up through them is really unpredictable, but I’m going to say I think Shrewsbury will do it.

In the Conference, or Blue Square Premier as they call it now,  AFC Wimbledon and Crawley Town are the clear favourites to get promoted into the League next season, although I have a strange feeling that one of these are not going to make it (only one team gets automatically promoted, with the other, through the play-offs) I am going to say here I think Luton Town might just regain their league status after a two year absence.

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