June 17th to 21st - After an enforced break of just over three months, the Premier League finally returned. Arsenal returned in pre-season mode, losing two games on the road. David Luiz came on as sub, gave away a penalty and then got sent off as the Gunners lost three-nil at Man City. Things looked to be improving on Saturday as they lead one-nil at Brighton late on. However, goals in the final quarter from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay consigned Mikel Arteta's side to another defeat.

Watford picked up a point in their battle against relegation at home to Leicester on Saturday. In a game historically famed for late drama, the points were shared after two injury time goals - Ben Chilwell fired the Foxes into the lead but Craig Dawson equalised straightway for the hosts. Wolves moved level on points with Man United in the battle for the European places. They won two-nil at West Ham with goals from Raul Jiminez and Pedro Neto. United picked up a point at Tottenham when Bruno Fernandes converted a late penalty to cancel out Steven Bergwijn's opener.

Chelsea opened up a five point gap in the race for fourth place on Sunday. They scored twice in two minutes through Pulisic and Giroud to overturn a deficit and win at Aston Villa. John Egan's second yellow card for Sheffield United provided Newcastle with the catalyst to go on and win three-nil at St James Park - goals from Saint-Maximin, Ritchie and Joelinton saw Newcastle climb to thirteenth in the table and move within touching distance of safety.

Sunday's final game saw Liverpool move to within five points of the title after the Merseyside Derby finished scoreless. Like most of the returning games it was a cagey affair with little to shoult about. Everton nearly won it late on when Tom Davies hit the post but in the end the points were shared...

Gary Fitzpatrick is fast out of the traps in June - he leads on 59 points. He's ten clear of Aidan White and Daragh Kenny who share second place. Paul Moore and David Cooney complete the top five so far....
 

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June 22nd to 28th - Liverpool are the champions after a thirty year wait. A four-nil win at home to Crystal Palace coupled with Man City's defeat at Chelsea on Thursday night confirmed the Anfield side's nineteenth title. Goals from Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Fabinho and Mane proved the Reds had blown off the cobwebs of the enfirced break. City had to win at Stamford Bridge to keep their very slim hopes alive. However, Willian's late penalty following Fernandinho's red card was cheered long and loudly across the Red half of Merseyside (and in Block 102 headquarters too). At the end of the storm there's a golden sky as the ghosts of Macheda, that slip and 2018-19 were laid to rest.

Chelsea's win also boosted their Champions League hopes. They're two points clear of Wolves who won twice in the week - they beat Bournemouth two-nil and then won the Midlands Derby one-nil at Aston Villa. A win for Chelsea in their game in hand will restore their five point advantage again. Antony Martial scored a hat-trick for Man United in their three-nil win at home to Sheffield United on Wednesday night. They're also five points behind Frank Lampard's side in the battle for the top four.

The relegation battle is still up in the air. Aston Villa are in big trouble after their defeat to Wolves - with games against Man United and Liverpool to come. West Ham's defeat to Spurs on Tuesday night means they're only sitting outside the drop zone on goal difference. Sunday's one game saw Southampton win three-one at Watford to move onto the magical fourth points mark. Only one point separate four of the bottom five but with two of those teams (Bournemouth and West Ham) having a game in hand, that could change quickly.

With two matches to go in the monthly competition we still have a number of contenders for the monthly prize. Karl Boland has moved into the lead with 106 points, three ahead of last week's leader Gary Fitzpatrick. Con McSweeney and Paul Moore are just a further two points back suggesting the June prize won't be decided until Brighton beat Man United on Tuesday night : )

 


Premier League 2019-2020 - June Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
8
7
Karl Boland
Boaty McBoatface FC
106
44
62





2
1
-1
Gary Fitzpatrick
Sun's Out Gunn's Out
103
59
44
3
10
7
Con McSweeney
Dowtcha Boys
101
39
62
4
4
0
Paul Moore
TAA LAA
101
47
54
5
3
-2
Darragh Kenny
Luca Connell CSC
98
49
49
6
41
35
Jonathan Fox
Klopp Of The League
98
24
74
7
2
-5
Aidan White
Return of the Villans
96
49
47
8
33
25
Simon Scanlon
Taking It Serious This Year
91
29
62
9
16
7
Victoria Reid
Tristan's Titans
91
37
54
10
7
-3
Dave McGinley
Reservoir Dubs
88
44
44
11
5
-6
David Cooney
Lifeafterhazard
87
45
42
12
38
26
Philip Jordan
Frankie's Army
87
25
62
13
6
-7
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
86
44
42
14
14
0
Graham Goodwin
Pochettino's Parrot
86
37
49
15
15
0
Javier Suarez
Tika Taka
86
37
49
16
9
-7
Trevor Byrne
Noddys 11
86
42
44
17
35
18
Damien Martin
Rath Rovers
84
27
57
18
39
21
Anastas Popov
Super Saints
83
24
59
19
21
2
Declan O'Neill
Athletico Spurs
83
34
49
20
19
-1
Brian Mullen
Where's Tony Galvin Now?
81
34
47
21
24
3
Ralph Goodwin
Gorey Celtic Stars
81
34
47
22
17
-5
Joe Behan
Melchester Rovers
79
35
44
23
11
-12
Gerry Draper
Everton10
78
39
39
24
32
8
Mai-Ly Turner
Mo The Magnificent
78
29
49
25
43
18
Roisin Joyce
LCR FC
78
24
54
26
20
-6
Craig Calvert
United Manchester FC
75
34
41
27
36
9
Eamon Fox
It's Never Over, Never Really Over
74
27
47
28
27
-1
Gerry Moore
Unai Has The Pepe In His Step
74
32
42
29
18
-11
Brian Haughton
The Wexicans
73
34
39
30
48
18
Frank McSweeney
Poolabu
73
19
54
31
40
9
Joe Turner
The Joy of Six
73
24
49
32
31
-1
Kevin Philpott
Kevlaar
73
29
44
33
42
9
Liam Geraghty
What Shade of Blue?
73
24
49
34
23
-11
Niall Carroll
Dejan 6
73
34
39
35
26
-9
Bobby Hynes
Born To Run
71
32
39
36
37
1
Gerard McCluskey
Breffni Blues 2019
71
27
44
37
28
-9
Kris Stainton
Ole's Revolutionaries
71
32
39
38
13
-25
Aidan Scanlon
Kilflynn Santos
69
37
32
39
25
-14
Sean O'Mairtin
Creweless
68
34
34
40
29
-11
Gary McGurk
Origi In Madrid
66
29
37
41
51
10
Micheal Joyce
At Last 2019
66
19
47
42
12
-30
Wayne Donovan
Deprive The Five
66
39
27
43
30
-13
Gavin Morgan
Aimless Wanderers
63
29
34
44
52
8
Paul Prendergast
The Untouchables
63
19
44
45
53
8
Phil Doyle
FC Muertos Errantes
63
19
44
46
54
8
Richard Johnston
Ba Mhaith Liom Cupan Tae
63
14
49
47
34
-13
Andy Dunne
Matipswich Town
61
27
34
48
44
-4
Brendan Maguire
Cantthinkofone
59
22
37
49
47
-2
Caroline Carroll
Mane 10
58
19
39
50
50
0
Liam Keohan
Irish Gunner
58
19
39
51
22
-29
Matthew Lynch
The Village Idiots
51
34
17
52
55
3
Eoghan Farrelly
Last Chance Saloon
49
12
37
53
49
-4
John Brophy
Carrig Combo
46
19
27
54
45
-9
Brian Prendergast
Magical Mustafi
41
22
19
55
46
-9
Callum Dunne
Seattle Sound Lads
38
19
19
56
56
0
Anthony Michaels
Offside Ref
8
4
4
57
57
0
Barry McGoldrick
The Blarney Pilgrims
8
4
4
58
58
0
Chris Keohan
Moves Like Agger
8
4
4
59
59
0
Gary Donnelly
Storm A Brewstering….
8
4
4
60
60
0
Aiden Desch
NumNuts
6
2
4