With the year’s championship action at last over, it’s also time to reveal the winner of this year’s championship prediction mini-league, powered once again by Facetheball.com. This one, I’m proud to say, is staying in-house.
The young lad, trading under his Big Dog moniker, has been to the fore in the prediction stakes all summer and he had the mini-league title in the bag before the final was played (and then replayed). Just as well he had, I reckon, or else he might well have fallen at the final hurdle with victory in sight like his oul’ lad did last year.
The next generation is made of sterner stuff, however, and he made his way safely into the winner’s enclosure without any fuss. For good measure, he ended up fourth in the overall standings as well, in a field comprising 532 runners. Not bad for an eleven year-old.
So the Green and Red Ferrari (I did tell you that was the prize this year, didn’t I?) goes to the best Mayo supporter I know. Only not until he turns eighteen, though: on some issues, it’s still a case of his father knowing what’s best.