Three managers will be reaching for the bottle in their bottom drawer a little earlier today as the Kenna table now contains a ‘relegation zone’.
Quite what will happen to managers who face the drop is unclear, so rumours abound.
“Here at Kenna HQ we have a long-term plan to introduce more statistics into the league,” said the Chairman in a corporate Betamax video filmed on the Norfolk Broads. “We want to make managers’ careers more transparent.
“We’re also looking at various options, but I think the possibility is emerging that those in the relegation zone at the end of the season will have to come back at the helm of another club next year….(cough, cough)…and pay an increased entry fee.”
One club currently under pressure is Polonia Forsyth.
The manager’s unorthodox man management methods drew a lot of profile to the club last season.
Local reports claim that the manager has divided her time between Michael Essien’s physio table and pining for the talents of Johan Elmander, and so the team’s performances have slipped.
“These rumours are totally unfounded,” said the Polonia manager, emerging from her office with a framed photo of the club’s top scorer last season and wearing a Black Stars shirt.
Things are finally happening for the PSV Mornington manager.
After seeing his striker Jermaine Defoe pick up a goal and assist (10 points), the PSV boss looked optimistic and relaxed in his post-match interview on Sunday.
Currently lying seventh in the table, the highest place since joining the Kenna in 2009, PSV’s three years of faith in the diminutive target man ultimately seems to have paid off.
The interview was in stark contrast to the manager’s humble apology in May, after they spent most of the season at the bottom of the table.
“The first thing I spoke to Jermaine after the game on Sunday was ‘¿Dónde puñeta has estado? En el pasado, haces lo que le sale de los cajones, y ahora es la verga andando!‘
“I think he understands what I meant,” said the PSV manager, grabbing his crotch.
On the last week’s evidence, PSV look to have some form in the team with David De Gea and Danny Murphy both setting out markers.
The question remains whether ‘El Jefe’ can keep getting enough out of his team to challenge the 17-goal dominance of FC Testiculadew.
Arteta and Barton’s scores will be fully updated by next week’s update.
The Vasco De Beauvoir boss was tempted to do his own ‘Poznan’ in the Johnny Haynes stand as Sergio Aguero (12 points) added to his remarkable string of performances.
Fulham players looked incapable of picking up any points in the first hour, as they kept tight and let City stroke the ball around in their half.
However, after that JPC picked up a Zamora goal (7 points) and PSV Mornington celebrated a Danny Murphy strike in the 75th minute (7 points).
Young Boys (Kompany), Thieving Magpies (Lescott), Pikey Scum (Richards), Headless Chickens (Clichy) and the club formally known as The Dan Terry Seduction (Hart) will all be thoroughly annoyed that they failed to pick up six points for a clean sheet.
In what must be a Kenna first, all the players booked (Sidwell and Barry) were unsigned.
A changable Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage gave two Kenna managers the chance to scout some mid-table talent.
PSV Mornington‘s impeccably turned out Miguel Salgado, who looks like Gerard Depardieu on a daytrip to Bruges, was slow and booked (1 point).
The Judean Peoples’ Front manager needs a quiet word about Damien Duff. The left footer spent the first half on the right delivering poor crosses with his weaker foot, and the next 45 at left back (2 points).
The only significant Kenna display came from Just Put Carles striker Zamora finding the net (7 points).
As in most matches outside the top four, it was unsigned forwards who stole the show.
Former Barcelona youth player Ruben Rochina scored an excellent goal that came off the underside of the bar.
Junior Hoillet was busy and exciting on the wing, and almost scored the winner in injury time but for being knocked out cold by Vasco’s Schwarzer.
However, two Premiership debutants Ruiz and Goodwillie looked shaky.
Despite a lone plea from the the Johnny Haynes stand to ‘Release Bryan!’, Ruiz will do well to look on the bright side of life after failing to make any sort of an impact, falling over a lot and getting subbed off at half time.
David Goodwillie may be Scotland’s player of the year, but, well, that says it all really.
Thank you to the Headless Chickens manager for the tickets.
The Kenna welcomes match reports and photos from managers.
The Dynamo Charlton manager has been left stunned by Assamoah Gyan’s decision to leave the bright lights of the Kenna for the obscurity of the Etisalat Pro-league in the UAE, despite telling Jeff All News otherwise.
The Dynamo boss blamed so-called ‘parasites’ who emerged after Gyan’s excellent performance at a friendly against England in March.
“He’s been unsettled now, if we are being brutally honest, for weeks and months,” the Dynamo manager said.
“Since that game at Wembley, all the parasites, as I call them, hover around.
“Real Madrid was the first one, which I laughed at five months ago, but it started with that and it’s ended up with the United Arab Emirates.”
FC Testiculadew extended their lead at the top to 35 points with a hat trick from Wayne Rooney.
It looks increasingly difficult to stop the charge of the club, especially as they dominate the table without Bosnian goal machine Edin Dzeko.
“Bankers are morally inferior to looters,” said the FCT manager to nonplussed hacks outside the VD Stadium, when asked about his decision to leave Dzeko on the bench.
Elsehwere, Lokomotiv Leeds‘ Daniel Sturridge emerged as striker elect in west London.
Linking up with El Chicharito, Lokomotiv’s front men rustled up three goals this week to score the most points.
This is bads new for the Hairy Fadjeetas manager, as Fernando Torres spent the weekend looking on from the sidelines and looks ever more marginalised.
The Seduction manager’s off-the-pitch troubles continued this weekend at Enfield Golf Club.
The manager lost the Jeff Kenna Invitational Matchplay on Saturday, a fixture he usually wins at a canter.
The slip up allowed the Vasco De Beauvoir manager and last season’s Lokomotiv Tooting manager, who had joined forces, to win the round by a hole.
As his striker banged in three goals, the Vasco manager produced some scintilating golf, including two birdies.
It was only an ugly nine at the 16th that prevented him from beating the Seduction manager on strokes for the first time in years.
The Lokomotiv Tooting manager enjoyed some considerable luck, producing several textbook examples of the member’s bounce.
Managers interested in future Jeff Kenna golfing events should contact the Chairman.
WHAT A BOOB
Dan Terry Seduction in name change fiasco
Boss ‘failed to woo’ more big names
THE Dan Terry Seduction boss was left out in the cold this week after his board requested the club’s name be changed.
A leaked communique revealed that the boardroom were unhappy with the manager’s choice of team name after a ‘pair of boobs’ on auction night left potential signings turned off.
The cap-in-hand letter to Kenna suits claimed that TWICE the Seduction boss tried to buy players immediately after they were signed by other teams.
The letter goes on to say “after this pair of boobs failed to woo more talent on auction night, we’re having to rebrand the club.
“There’s simply nothing seductive about Dan Terry, or his big boobs.”
A late charm offensive by the under-fire manager was not enough to stop the club changing it’s name to ‘Grosvenor Allstars’.
“We feel that this new bland and unambitious name reflects the true potential of the club,” droned a club statement.
The north London outfit are second from bottom of the league.
A club insider said: “Unless he can get something out of his team soon, the only thing he’ll be courting is disaster.”