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04 - 05 - 2017

Over a few large ones served deferentially by Rafa The Spanish Butler, Q&A spoke with The Docca, representing the elusive Croydon NK manager the Duchess Of Addiscombe, who is clearly nearly as posh as Q&A himself. Perhaps we are in some way related, pondered Q&A.

02 - 05 - 2017

Taking the Pass took the proverbial out of the ‘Tubbies in the Final. Despite a gallant showing from Holly's troops it was Chris’s office crew who triumphed. We are awaiting an invite to the open top bus tour around Manchester.

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27 - 04 - 2017

Rafa The Spanish Butler curtsied as welcomed Britt, manager of Score Predictor Club, who had just won their second consecutive week against tough competition.

25 - 04 - 2017

What have Chelsea, Balotellitubbies, Arsenal and Taking The Pass got in common?

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19 - 04 - 2017

 As 7OTB Cup weekend approaches, Q&A Interviews the Semi-Finalist Managers of Jabba MK2 and Taking The Pass.....

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18 - 04 - 2017

As 7OTB Cup weekend approaches, Q&A Interviews the Semi-Finalist Managers of Owlsonline and Balotellitubbies...

18 - 04 - 2017

Before we start, we have a pair of FA Cup Final tickets up for grabs. Get your selections in this week and you’re in the draw once, get them in next week and you're in the draw twice.

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13 - 04 - 2017

Welcome, bienvenue and wilkommen, Jack, good to see you at Q&A Towers. Rafa, give the man a drink for heaven’s sake, he’s parched after his long jog here. Nice trainers, by the way, Jack.

11 - 04 - 2017

Let's kick off with the cup.

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06 - 04 - 2017

Rafa! Roll out the Hostess trolley and crack open the liquor cabinet- here comes Fatboy, the devil- may- care manager of now two-time winners, The Real Cherry Spliits.

04 - 04 - 2017

Most people were left stuffed after Crystal Palace pulled off the shock of the season so far with their 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. There was a bigger shocker on Match of the Day when they gave Man of the Match to a decent performance from Wilfred Zaha and not...

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29 - 03 - 2017

Rafa! Fetch the liquor trolley, and fix young Megatron the best cocktail of his life (but no paper umbrellas allowed).  Welcome to my humble 300 acres, Mega, nice win in a highly competitive week – you won on one extra goal scored, and the 2nd placed player, Glenda,  is very,...

28 - 03 - 2017

No cup games this week (Quarter-finals are in week 35), so we go straight to the winners:

21 - 03 - 2017

A whopping 66 people got 7 this week. Yes, 66. Some would call that a shed-load. That is some sized shed- more of a bus-load or the back end of a Ryanair plane. Now these 66 try next week to do it again in the quest for £500,000.

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14 - 03 - 2017

Welcome, Donna, nice to meet you. I see you've played every week since the start of the season, so many congratulations. As Rafa The Spanish Butler is now a free man after his unfortunate Wembley antics with Zlatan, I’ll have him rustle us up a couple of cocktails.

13 - 03 - 2017

Donna flies the flag for the girls and wins £500 with a best score of 28 points. In 2nd spot with 27 points was The Swindon Lad who is a canny player and 1 point off top spot for the year.

07 - 03 - 2017

3 players were tied on 27 points and were separated by goal difference. In 3rd spot and winning £200 was Perriocall. In 2nd and at his first attempt with £300 was Andycapp. The best player in the game this week was Stuart, aka Slynndor.

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07 - 03 - 2017

Welcome, Stuart, it’s good to meet you, and well done on nabbing the top spot after 8 weeks hard work. I’m sorry Rafa’s not here to serve our cocktails, but he was arrested at Wembley last weekend for lurking outside United’s dressing room hoping to sweet-talk Zlatan, and given 10...

28 - 02 - 2017

This week’s £500 winner was Picky, who has been playing from day one. This is proof that perseverance pays. Picky was born in 1984 - a year that produced the Live Aid song ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ Well 32 years on they are still persevering with that song and...

21 - 02 - 2017

If ever proof was needed that anyone could win this game, this week was it. Despite all the games to choose from and loads of people getting their draw in, still nobody could find six wins to go with a draw.

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21 - 02 - 2017

As Q&A watches Pards The Stableboy muck out ‘The Dugout’, as he insists on calling the stables, he muses that last week Wenger finally got Arsenal playing almost exactly like Barca in the Champions League. ‘It’s a funny old game’, muttered Pards, with his usual searing insight.

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15 - 02 - 2017

As Q&A finished his morning 1,000 laps in the indoor pool, and slipped into his monogrammed silk robe with the assistance of Rafa The Spanish Butler, he prepared to welcome Andy, this weekend’s individual £500 weekly winner.

14 - 02 - 2017

8 people managed to find 6 wins and a draw from the 50-odd games to choose from. So they go to leg 2 of the £500,000 jackpot, while the rest of us all start again. But there’s still free cash every week here at 7OTB.com.

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08 - 02 - 2017

‘Rafa, fire up the Triumph Thunderbird and Sidecar – and don’t forget my customised goggles!’ boomed Q&A ‘we’re on the road again to visit Curtis.’ The poor Spanish Butler looked ridiculous in his fake Hells Angels helmet, but Q&A was too soft-hearted to mock him.

07 - 02 - 2017

Before I start, we are not shy here at 7OTB, so feel free to post your success on social media, whether you’re an individual or one of the team winners.

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01 - 02 - 2017

Well, well, mused Q&A as he playfully slapped Rafa The Spanish Butler upside the head for being a minute late with the breakfast kippers and Guinness, so Richmond Original have finally won this week. Let’s meet Paddy The Shadow, their snappily -jumpered Irish leader - the tell-tale crunching of the...

31 - 01 - 2017

From now on this weekly report will be out on a Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions in my laptop. Also, this week I want to tell you all about the upcoming £7,500 7OTB Cup so will keep normal ramblings to a minimum.

23 - 01 - 2017

Hello 7OTB players and those that are here to check things out. Ok, straight into the weekly winners. 7 players were on 28 points, and all 7 continue on the road to £500,000. But we give away cash each week so we had to separate them via goal difference and...

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23 - 01 - 2017

As Q&A sipped his morning Earl Grey and gazed out at the frosty morning, a gentle smile appeared on his kindly yet chiselled features: look at Pards, he marvelled, how has thrown himself into mucking out the stables! And his new, close relationship with Gertrude, the frisky mare....it’s as if...

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17 - 01 - 2017

Q&A met Fatboy, manager of The Real Cherry Spliits, this week’s champs, in the drawing room at Q&A Towers.

16 - 01 - 2017

Hello 7OTB Fans, None of last week’s 40 who got their 7 could repeat the feat this week. But in a low-scoring week there are still prizes going out!

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10 - 01 - 2017

Rafa, take that signed photo of Eric Cantona off the wall and open the wall safe- Q&A requires a fistful of fifties for Captain BD, a repeat guest to Q&A Towers.

09 - 01 - 2017

Hello footy fans.

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04 - 01 - 2017

Rafa The Spanish Butler ferries Q&A in the Bentley to sunny Bootle, where he meets Joey G, this week’s individual 1st prize winner:

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04 - 01 - 2017

But first back to our prize winner. We had over 2,000 people qualify for the prize but there can only be one winner. And here they are, chosen at random by our super computer...

02 - 01 - 2017

First off - Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you are all in good shape after a prolonged festive period. Some may have overspent, so we hope this week’s winnings ease the burden a bit.

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20 - 12 - 2016

Q&A invited Britt, manager of this week's Team winners Score Predictor Club, to Q&A Towers in a secret location for another interview. After being served tea and scones by Rafa, Q&A’s Spanish butler, the discussion began:

19 - 12 - 2016

Before we start, and in case I forget, there is no 7OTB next weekend as we are taking a rest, but back open at 10am on Boxing Day 26th of December or St Stevens’s day for my fellow Irishmen.

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13 - 12 - 2016

Q&A sat down with Paul, this week's highly chuffed individual winner on goal difference.

12 - 12 - 2016

Chelsea 1-0 - 4 pointsArsenal 3-1  - 3 pointsAston V 1-0 - 3 points Newcastle 4-0 - 4 points Peterborough 5-2 - 3 pointsCambridge 5-0 - 4 points Inverness CT  Draw - 4 points Bonus for all 7 - 4 points Total 29 points I must say, Cambridge away for 5-0, what a shout! He was joined...

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06 - 12 - 2016

Q&A had an off the record chat with Bet Dodd, the quietly-spoken man of steel behind Taking The Pass, week 17 Team winners:

05 - 12 - 2016

£1,500 goes to Taking the Pass this week, who are either very nice people or they got there A mixed up with there I. But they don't care a jot. They are mainly from Manchester and continue the good run of leagues from the North.

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29 - 11 - 2016

Q&A spoke with the exotically-named Eddiepant, this week's winner with a 100% selections record- and the first thing she did was interrupt:

28 - 11 - 2016

It's one step at a time to reach the £500,000 jackpot. And all of last week's success stories took a step backwards this week - the only player at stage two at this point being this week's top prize winner Eddiepant. The only person in the country to get 7 correct selections in.

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22 - 11 - 2016

Q&A spoke with the Happy Hammer (HH to his mates), who was one of the original pub players back before 7otb.com - jumpers for goalposts; social media was word of mouth; fiddling about with Excel spreadsheets etc:

21 - 11 - 2016

6 players were tied on 28 points this week, with the help of an extra point for 4-goal-winning-margins separating them from another 10 who got all 7 predictions correct. So first off there are 16 people on the first step to the £500,000 jackpot.

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16 - 11 - 2016

Q&A spoke with Britt, the modest yet focused manager of Score Predictor Club, after they swept the opposition aside over the international break:

14 - 11 - 2016

New team 'Score Predictor Club' took the honours this week. Most of this team joined last week so must think this is easy. We don't know much about this new team yet, except they are managed by a woman and we think they are from the Manchester region - and...

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08 - 11 - 2016

Q&A spoke with Pekay, the suavely-attired manager of Dynamo CashCow:

07 - 11 - 2016

Not one person could pick 6 winners and a draw, despite 37 matches to pick from this week. But Tex got 24 points to take the weekly £500 prize. With a name like Tex you would suspect this chap is from the Lone Star State in the USA.

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01 - 11 - 2016

Q&A spoke with Beefy, a senior player in Reality Cheque, this week's Team winners, on behalf of their reclusive manager JG, who is on a scouting mission in France this week at "Sept des Meilleurs":

31 - 10 - 2016

Let's start with the best team of the week. With 191 points the £1,500 prize narrowly goes to 'Reality Cheque' who pipped 'Frankie went to Hollywood', also on 191 points, with a higher average player position. Both teams just beat 'Taking the pass' in 3rd on 190 points. 

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25 - 10 - 2016

This week Q&A interviewed The Very Cherry Croydon Svengali, Bluefinbar, for the second time in a month, and he had plenty to say:

24 - 10 - 2016

This week's 7OTB Hero is Leeboy93, the only person in the county to find 7 correct results. When you consider there were 67 games to pick from this weekend it must mean the rest of us are rubbish.

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18 - 10 - 2016

212 points was enough for the Sheffield based 'Raising Beer Tokens' to win the team competition and take home the £1,500 prize this week. We caught up with their cryptically-named team manager 'Terry'.

17 - 10 - 2016

With the big leagues returning after an international break, so did the players who missed out last week. They say practice makes perfect and SavveyShayne finally lived up to his name after 9 weeks playing the game, with some savvy selections.

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13 - 10 - 2016

This week Frank The Tank topped the weekly Competition Leaderboard with the best goal difference of the 5 players who earned 27 points. We caught up with her:

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13 - 10 - 2016

This makes Big Sam's actions seem like that of a pussycat.

10 - 10 - 2016

No Premier League or Championship football at the weekend but no worries at Seven of the Best - we still played to a limited program. Less is more as the saying goes. Or as my bank manager once said to me after my new credit card arrived: "that's a limit,...

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05 - 10 - 2016

This week The Very Cherry Croydon topped the weekly team competition leaderboard with 175 points, claiming the £1,500 prize. We spoke to team captain Bluefinbar:

03 - 10 - 2016

Hello to you all. At the end of this report is important information regarding prize money and our new partner bookmaker, so please check that out. But back to this weeks report!

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03 - 10 - 2016

We at 7OTB recently ran a nationwide competition where football teams were asked to write in and tell us how £1000 would benefit their team.

26 - 09 - 2016

In the highest scoring week to date we have more debut success in the individual and team competitions.

19 - 09 - 2016

Well what a week for Sheffield and in particular Emma W! With 7 Of The Best being strictly for over-18's, it might seem a little strange that this week's team prize winners are the Sheffield Rangers U10's.

12 - 09 - 2016

Who won what? A roundup of the weekend's in-game action.

06 - 09 - 2016

Wanderers FC, Old Etonians, Spurs, Clapham Rovers, West Auckland Town FC, Sheffield FC, Hyde United FC...

04 - 09 - 2016

Of last week's 24 players who correctly predicted all 7 results, 21 fell at the second hurdle while three players (Kevcass1, Ross Kane, Brown 94) remain on stage one as they had a void game. The Newport game was postponed so their selections did not count towards the 7-in-a-row Jackpot, but did for all other competitions where the void game scored 2 points.

30 - 08 - 2016

Both player's who made 7 correct selections last week failed to repeat the feat this weekend, and so restart their quest for the £500,000 jackpot. But in a high scoring week, 24 players got their 7, and will be aiming to conquer the next step next week.

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29 - 08 - 2016

Well that got your attention! But this is not about a Danny Dyer football movie but my memories as a retired police officer that lives in Spain and I am a lifelong Aston Villa fan.

25 - 08 - 2016

2 players correctly selected all 7 results this week and have completed the first step to winning the £500,000 jackpot. Can Dagur or The Swindon Lad get one step closer next weekend with another correct 7?

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22 - 08 - 2016

After a chastening opening home defeat at the hands of Liverpool and a disappointing 0-0 draw at Leicester, Arsenal are shaping up like a team destined to finish 4th in the Premier league.

01 - 08 - 2016

Normally, when you hear someone say “they just don’t make them like they used to!” it’s your Dad as he blasts out his Greatest Hits of Queen CD...

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18 - 07 - 2016

We recently sparked an intense debate at the 7OTB towers by discussing who we thought were some of the most underrated footballers in recent memory...

11 - 07 - 2016

7OTB, like a lot of great ideas, was invented in a pub. For the last three years it’s been played in just two leagues between a group of South London lads and another league made up of the original inventors of 7OTB , friends and family members...

11 - 07 - 2016

Euro 2016 is over and attention now turns back to the brilliance of the world’s most exciting league.

11 - 07 - 2016

You’ve all got your winning fantasies we’re sure, but tell us, just how would you spend £500,000 if you were that lucky?