TWO Kenna managers began their trophy collections on the weekend after a combined 21 seasons of trying.
Bala Rinas confirmed their league title having comfortably topped the table for 29 weeks, picking up the October, December, and March manager of the month awards on the way.
The Kenna treasurer’s big money auction signing Sir Marcus (£29m) was among the season’s top ten performers, and will be drinking for free in the pubs of Bala now local parents have a bit more money in their pockets.
Pikey Scum, the 2018 champions, put in a spirited performance but have been in no danger of catching Bala for weeks finishing second.
The Norris Bros make up the rest of the top four. With three relegations and a highest previous finish of ninth in eight seasons, Piss Poor excelled themselves to come third.
Coming into the season trophy-less since his league, cup, and Emerson World Cup treble in 2014, the tale of the fallen (Death) Star continues for the Dark Lord, who just lost out on the Covid Cup to Hairy Fadjeetas.
Fadges toiled in the league finishing in 14th, but the luck of the knockout cup draw saw them face the only two teams lower placed than them in the league – in the quarter finals (Lokomotiv Leeds, 16th) and semi finals (Craft Beer Wankers, 17th) – before a first proper test in the final.
‘I’m cock-a-hoop, but I’m never buying Donny van der Beek again,’ said the Fadges boss.
The top six places in the league were occupied by managers ‘on the phones’, who dialled into the September auction remotely.
The rule of six managers in ‘the garden’ finished in 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 15th, boasting one manager of the month award between them.
‘Midtable,’ tweeted Opta Joe.
Attentions now turn to next Saturday’s Euros Super League auction, or at least the attentions of five managers, who are the only ones to confirm attendance.
Covid Cup final result
Hairy Fadjeetas 50 – 46 The Dark Lord
Kenna week 34
Bala Rinas – £180 (Champions: £150, MOTMx3: £30)
Hairy Fadjeetas – £75 (Cup winner)
Pikey Scum – £70 (Runner up: £50, MOTMx2: £20)
Piss Poor – £35 (Third: £25, MOTM: £10)
FC Testiculadew – £20 (Wenger Trophy: £10, MOTM: £10)
Test Team (Please Ignore) – £10 (MOTM)
Thieving Magpies – £10 (MOTM)