North East Table Football Alliance

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The Brigantes Premier League

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For many years at our club we operated a policy of play when you can, but trying to find a way to make all results count towards a final ranking table to determine a champion. We tried various strategies, with mixed success. The problem is always that the players that play the most will usually amass more points than those that play less often. So our champions have not always been the best players, but they were always the players who played the system best in that season.

We wanted to move forward in a more structured way and the new look NETFA will be a traditional league of 8 players in season 1. Games will be played home and away, a lot of games will be played on neutral pitches. Games will be played in batches of three or 4 games and all games will have an appointed referee.

For example, the first set of games will be at Mike's in Guisborough and will feature the games Mike v Andy, Mike v Chris and Andy v Chris, with the spare player in each match being the ref. So Mike plays two homes games while Andy and Chris play an away game each and then a neutral venue game.

The emphasis on this structure is that the players involved respect each other enough so that all the fixtures get played in good time so that at the end of the season we have no byes, just a completed fixture list. The best man will win!

The Brigantes Trophy!

Our club trophy is unique and we had it made to order. The rationale behind the design is quite simple really. In Roman times, there was a tribe of Britons called the Brigantes who occupied a territory of northern England, roughly the same as our catchment area of players. Hence our name! Not a lot remains of this tribe but artefacts discovered near Stanwick included the Stanwick Horse Mask, which we have had recreated to be the centre-piece of our trophy.


The horse mask was created by an artist called Melanie Guy (www.melanieguy.com) and the granite block is made from Shap Granite supplied by Galloway Stone Products. Many thanks to both for helping us to create really special trophy.

September 2018 results!

September 14th – Guisborough


The first games got underway this evening at Guisborough kicking off the 2017 - 2018 season.
 
The first game of the season saw Neil take on Jeff. Throughout Neil exerted control and was always the most likely winner. However, Jeff was very dangerous himself and could have easily won the game had luck been on his side. However, once Neil scored in the first half, it was always going to be tough for Jeff. Eventually Neil scored again to make sure of the points and take the lead, very early, in the championship table.

Neil 2-0 Jeff


 
After a short break, Mike took to the table against Neil. I would not call this a classic game but it was almost a classic smash and grab. Neil created chances throughout the game and could have won handsomely had his shooting been better or Mikes keeper been off form. In almost a mirror of the first game, Mike scored in the first half and secured the points with a second after half time. 


Mike 2-0 Neil



Jeff returned to the table for the final game against Mike. I suspect that both players had a plan to counter the other here but it was Mike's plan that worked the better. Once again it was a single goal that divided the two at half time, with Mike having the advantage. Mike kicked off the second half and was 2-0 up within 5 flicks. After that Mike took over and really found his shooting boots with a couple of spectacular goals and several others hitting the woodwork. Jeff had no answer this time but I am sure things will be different next time. 


Mike 4-0 Jeff

 

September 21st Great Ayton (moved to North Shields)


Last night saw some great games played in a tremendous spirit at new boy Nigel’s abode, the fixtures changed due to some unfortunate plumbing issues for Beefy, so first of all we want to thank Nigel and his family for their warm hospitality, thank you Nigel.


Right on to the games, first up Beefy v Nigel

The first half was a calm affair on Nigel’s introduction to the league with Beefy getting the only goal after about 10 minutes, a delicate close range chip proving too precise for Nigel’s keeper. 1-0 HT

The scoring half was the complete opposite, goals came thick and fast from all angles and before we knew it, it was 5-0, at least the players knew it was, the referee....not so much! Nigel did however mange the last goal of the game with a well worked shot into the corner of the net from a decent distance, a great finish.

Beefy 5 v 1 Nigel



In comparison to the first game goals were hard to come by. Chris dominated the first half and went in at half time a goal to the good, after some great work through the heart of Nigel’s defence scoring with a quick two flick goal on a moving ball, or a volley as we prefer to call it. The second half saw both players defend really well and chances were few and far between, although Nigel create some decent opportunities. Chris saw the game out for a 1-0 victory.


Nigel 0 v 1 Chris


The evenings last game was a tight affair, as it invariably is between the 2 players involved. It would be hard to say if either player dominated or created more than the other, as both had that 1 chance that 99 times out of 100 would be scored, but both missed!! Beefy hit the bar, Chris hit the keeper, but Beefy would rather say that the keeper saved, 0-0 HT. The 2nd half was much the same with neither player finding a true rhythm, a few silly errors each and some true displays of sportsmanship saw the game finish in a 0-0 stalemate with neither player feeling they had played great but both will take the result.


Beefy 0 v 0 Chris



 

The Ranking Table 2018-19

Name
 Pl
 W
 D
 L
 For
 Against
 Difference
 Points
Mike
 2
  2
  0
  0
  6
  0
  +6
  4
 Beefy
 2
  1
 1 
  0
  5
  1
  +4
  3
 Chris
 2
  1 
  1
  0
  1
  0
  +1
  3
 Neil
 2
  1
  0
  1
  2
  2
  0
  2
 Dave
 0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
 Andy
 0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
 Rob
 0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
 Nigel
 2
  0
  0
  2
  1
  6
  -5
  0
 Jeff
 2
  0
  0
  2
  0
  6
  -6
  0

The Ranking Table 2017-18

Name
 Pl
 Won
 Drawn
 Lost
 For
 Against
 Goal D
 Points
 Mike
 14
 12
 2
 0
 27
 3
 +24
 26
 Neil Y.
 14
 7
 6
 1
 27
 8
 +19
 20
 Neil B
 14
 7
 3
 4
 25
 8
 +17
 17
 Chris
 14
 7
 3
 4
 18
 6
 +12
 17
 Jeff
 14
 6
 5
 3
 9
 7
 +2
 17
 Dave
 14
 2
 3
 9
 9
28
 -19
 7
 Andy
 14
 1
 5
 8
 1
20
 -19
 7
 Rob
 14
 0
 1
 13
 2
38
 -36
 1

The Ranking Table 2016-17

Name
 Pl
 Won
 Drawn
 Lost
 For
 Against
 Goal D
 Points
 Mike
 16
 15
 0
 1
 37
 13
 +24
 30
 Neil
 16
 13
 0
 3
 32
 12
 +20
 26
 Ben
 16
 12
 1
 3
 46
 17
 +29
 25
 Chris
 16
 7
 2
 7
 19
 17
 +2
 16
 Jeff
 16
  5
  5
 6
 12
 13
 - 1
 15
 John
 16
  6
 1
 9
 13
 24
 -11
 13
 Dave
 16
 1
  6
 9
 7
  26
 -19
  8
 Andy
 16
 2
 2
 12
 6
  21
 -15
  6
 Rob
 16
  1
 3
  12
 8
  37
 -29
  5

The Ranking Table 2015-16

Name
 Pl
 Won
 Drawn
 Lost
 For
 Against
 Goal D
 Points

Mike

 12
 10
 2
 0
 23
 4
 +19
 22
 Ben
 12
 7
 3
 2
 26
 8
 +18
 17
 Chris
 12
6
 4
 2
 21
 5
 +16
 16
 Jeff
 12
 5
 5
 2
 17
 5
 +12
 15
 Dave
 12
 1
 4
 7
 5
 23
 -18
 6
 Andy
 12
 0
 5
 7
 1
 15
 -14
 5
 Rob
 12
 0
 3
 9
 4
 37
 -33
 3

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