Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Packs 35-37: The Doppleganger

Pack 35

Star Player – Wayne Rooney – Man Utd: Shiny Shrek

Edwin Van Der Sar – Man Utd: A great keeper.

Marcus Hahnemann - Reading: A not so great keeper.

Theo Walcott – Arsenal: Baby Theo...

Man Utd Badge: A great pack for United.

Khalid Boulahrouz – Chelsea: GOT! Rubbish in every way.

Pack 36

Star Player – Joey Barton – Man City: See the way he's punched Fabregas in the face...

Cesc Fabregas – Arsenal: although Cesc did fall to the ground like a wounded ballerina.

Xabi Alonso – Liverpool: Half way line goal scoring machine.

Andre Ooijer – Blackburn Rovers: Sounds like a phrase from Carry On.

Stuart Parnaby – Middlesbrough: One of those solid players you know play football, but you never really see.

Kevin Doyle - Reading: Another Reading sticker! I'm only one sticker from completing a whole page!

Pack 14... I mean 37

Most Wanted – Kevin Nolan: I always confuse him with Tranmere Legend Ian Nolan...

Joey O'Brien – Bolton Wanderers: GOT! Goofy swap...

Frank Lampard – Chelsea: GOT! Fat swap...

Petr Cech – Chelsea: GOT! Fractured swap...

Ricardo Carvalho - Chelsea: GOT!... Hold on...

Sun Ji Hai – Man City: GOT!... Deja Vu!

Hmmm this is the sort of thing I was hoping to see.

Here we have two packs pulled from the same box with 5 identical stickers. If it was two, three, or even four I could maybe pass it off as coincidence... five is really pushing it.

Especially with such distinctive stickers.

Six packs worth of stats to update. We are now standing at 192 stickers stuck - we'll be over the 200 next time. Even with the disastorous pack 37 the NPP has stayed above 5 at 5.19, with GPP at 0.81.

The projected completion date has risen to just over 100 again at 100.59.

Reading have had a storming few packs and are now storming ahead in the race to completion with 15 stickers stuck. That's a full 4 stickers ahead Arsenal, Blackburn, Chelsea and Boro who are all on 11.

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