Thursday, 22 June 2017
We have fifteen days left before we launch Season 35 of Golden Goals. The Competition first started way back in 1983 and has built up a regular fan base of around 85 people per season but we would like more, much more..
Last season we had our highest number of entries with a grand total of 136.
It’s not an easy task to pick three teams that could make you our 35th champion but that is how football goes. As always it’s first come, first served so it’s important to get your teams in as quick as you can. The entry forms will be available from Friday 7th July 2017.
Why not represent your country where we will add your country after your name in the table each week.
You can e-mail me here at email@example.com to find out more about the competition rules.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
With last season now well out of the way it is now time for me to start preparing for Season 35 and to get it up and running, and it is time for you to start thinking about your three teams.
This unique competition has now been running for thirty-four consecutive seasons and with thirty-five just around the corner Golden Goals has stood the test of time.
The Competition first started way back in 1983 and has built up a regular fan base of around 85 people per season but we would like more, much more.
It’s not an easy task to pick three teams that could make you our 35th Champion, but that’s how football goes. As always it’s first come, first served so it’s important to get your teams in as quick as you can.
How does the competition work? Well all you have to do is pick three football teams here in the UK from any English or Scottish leagues or you can mix up your choice from the two countries. Once you have picked the three teams and sent them in to me via your entry form with the entry fee, these teams will be unique to you, as no-one else will have them teams. These three teams could make you our 35th Champion by scoring as many goals as they can. Where do these goals come from? They will come from any league game, and from the two English and Scottish domestic cup rounds
We will have prize money throughout the season and if you have been following last season’s blog entries then you will know what I mean. Each week I will send you a News Sheet via email which will tell you where you are in our table and how your teams are doing. Once the entry date has passed, you will not be able to join in.
Even if you just look at the simple rules and decide not to join in, there will be no pressure to join Golden Goals.
We have had over 16000 hits on our blog and it would be really great that some of you could get together and represent your family or even better your country.
You can e-mail me here at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the competition
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
I know, the football season is over BUT Season 35 is not that far away.
At the start of Season 34 we had quit a few players in Golden Goals that wanted the popular combination of CELTIC, MANCHESTER CITY and NEWCASTLE. The first played to pick that combo was Matt Doran.
Now Matt started off the season in 106th place in the first week but by week six he had progressed well and appeared on the front page and in the following week, Matt had made it into the wining frame (top thirty) From then on he never fell below the top fifteen. Matt’s highest was 8th place.
His highest weekend score with that combination was twelve goals scored in week 12 from Celtic 4, Manchester City 5 and Newcastle 3. Matt picked up just four blank weekend score sheets and he finally finished in 13th place. Although he never won any cash at the weekends through the season, he did pick up cash in the final week. He only had one of his teams in the best team frame and they were Celtic who picked up the highest score for him with 134 goals. Manchester City scored 98 goals while Newcastle netted a total of 100 goals.
We hope that we will see Matt back in Season 35 but I am just wondering how many players will pick up Celtic in the next season’s votes.
Friday, 2 June 2017
Congratulations to ARSENAL on winning the FA Cup for a record 13 times as they beat Premiership Champions CHELSEA 2-1. The last time that Arsenal won the cup was back in 2014/15 Season.
Arsenal started off the game at a very fast pace and they scored in the fourth minute of the first half by Sanchez. This is how it stood by the end of the first half 1-0 to Arsenal. In the second half Chelsea did have a few attacks but they were mostly broken down by Arsenal but it was a very entertaining game between the two London teams. Chelsea went down to 10 men when Moses was booked in the 68th minute but that did not take the fight out of Chelsea and they equalised in the 76th minute by Diego Costa. Arsenal then put on the pressure and they scored the winning goal in the 79th minute by Ramsey. Final score 2-1 to Arsenal.Arsenal have not had a great season as they finished in fifth place in the premiership but they did finish the season with a total of 101 goals. This is Arsenal’s best season since they scored their highest score of 103 goals back in the 2002/03 Season. Last season they score a total of 77 goals. They had a total of 16 votes this season.
Champion Chelsea did have a great season as they finished seven points clear of rivals Tottenham in second place in the premiership with a total of 109 goals, which is their best score since their highest score of 128 goals in the 2009/10 Season. Last season they scored a total of 76 goals and they had a total of 15 votes this season.
Scottish WILLIAM HILL Cup Final
Champions CELTIC won the Scottish Cup final for the 37th time after they beat ABERDEEN 2-1 at Hampden Park to pick up the domestic treble, their first since the 2001/02 Season. But it was Aberdeen that went into the lead after just 9 minutes of play with a goal from Hayes before Celtic equalised two minutes later with a goal from Armstrong. It was 1-1 at half time and we had to wait till near the end of full time before Celtic scored the winning goal by Rogic in the 90+2 minutes of added time. Celtic have had a the best season ever by being Champions with a gap of 30 points clear of second place Aberdeen. They finished on a total of 134 goals which is their highest score with Golden Goals beating their previous score of 122 goals from the 2001/02 Season. last season they finished on a total of 108 goals. They had a total of 69 votes this season. Aberdeen finished on their best score in their last seven outings with Golden Goals with 89 goals. Last season they finished on a total of 62 goals. They had just one vote this season.
So it’s Congratulations to JOHN WOOD as he now becomes our 34th Champion with Golden Goals in the very last weekend of the season, and he took the winning prize money of a total of £105 and also picked up three weekends wins taking his final lump sum to nearly £120 in cash.
We can now add John’s name in our history book and in the Champions League where he finished in 3rd place on 344 goals. John had the winning combination of ARSENAL (101) CELTIC (134) and CHELSEA (109). Just two of his teams finished in our top best three teams and they were Celtic and Chelsea. John picked up four blank score sheet throughout the season and his highest score was 13 goals in week 26. In the end he finished just one goal clear of Lee Clark who finally finished in second place and Stephen Stubbs in third place both with a total of 343 goals.
OLDHAM have picked up the most number of blank score sheets this season with a total of twenty-six out of their fifty league and cup games played.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
As you might know that we here in Golden Goals that we have just two more games to be played before our 34th Season is finally finished. The two games are both cup finals one for our English teams and the other for our Scottish teams.
The English have the FA CUP between ARSENAL v CHELSEA while in Scotland we have ABERDEEN v CELTIC in the WILLIAM HILL CUP. Both games are to be played on this coming Saturday.
These two remaining games will affect the Golden Goals table and the outcome to who will be our 34th Champion. The votes for the four teams are as follows. Arsenal have a total of sixteen votes while Chelsea have fifteen. In Scotland Aberdeen have just one vote while Celtic have sixty-nine.
But some players here at Golden Goals have one, two or three of those four teams in their combinations.
At the top last weekend we have LEE CLARK, now Lee has just Celtic left to play. In second place is STEPHEN STUBBS who has Celtic and Chelsea.
So we are left with 1 player with Aberdeen and 55 with Celtic. Arsenal have 10 players while Chelsea have 6.
We then have 5 players with part combination of Arsenal and Celtic while 7 players have Celtic and Chelsea.
We will be keeping an eye on JOHN WOOD in fourth place who has Arsenal, Celtic and Chelsea. Could John be our next champion although he is just two goals behind Lee Clark?
Saturday, 20 May 2017
In the Scottish Premiership Play-off Semi-final 2nd leg game, FALKIRK drew their first leg 2-2 to Dundee Utd but they could not pull anything else out of the hat as they lost the second leg 2-1 at home and 4-3 on aggregate. Falkirk have finished on a total of 65 goals.