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Rays Funds for the CSF with the Pink un Pickers Season 12 Week 1

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Welcome to Rays Funds,

supported by Asset Angels, Turner European Consulting and Kare Plus.


Greetings PUPs, it’s brilliant to be back for the twelfth season of Rays Funds. We’ve had a great summer with our World Cup sweepstake and competition. Special thanks to Kathy for the sweepstake that raised £160.

And congratulations to the winners Lincsy, Tilly and Lessingham.

Congratulations too to Twidio on winning our W/C predicting competition which

added another £77 to our pot which now stands at £500 all raised since we presented £2,800 at the end of April. We

also passed the £10,000 marker since we began all those years ago. Let’s see how

much we can add by April 2019.


If you’re looking at this and

wondering about joining this season just jump in and take part. It’s not pay to

play. Those that can afford send me a funds because we need 40 tenners to get

through the season. My paypal is canaryeddie@aol.com or I’ll be in the

Nelson opposite the train station after the West Brom game. Thanks to everyone who

has already sent funds, your support is really appreciated.


Now down to business for the

new season. As is customary our reigning champion is in charge on the first

week. So we have the brilliant Cosmic Twin picking the six results. Cosmic is

our champion for the second successive season has won six times when making these final selections including last

season’s opening week. Cosmic also has three winning weeks when selecting for

the Norwich game. Picking on the first week can be a lottery at times but if

anyone can find a winning six Cosmic can. We can help her to win number seven

with our very best selection from the games played on Saturday, Sunday and

Monday of this weekend that are listed on the Bill Hill or Bet 365 web site.


Thanks to our generous

anonymous benefactor the Norwich game stakes are once again covered for the

sixth successive season. This makes so much difference not just to the total we

raise but also helping to involve more Pups making the final picks. For this

first week we have Molly Windley making the final selections from your picks

for our beloved team’s game at Birmingham. Molly is in the hot seat this first

week thanks to KiwiScot’s World Cup competition earlier this

summer. Molly, who has previous wins when making both sets of final selections,

will need all your help with your usual high standard of suggestions. You have

a tenner to spend Molly and can divide it how you like between the PUPs

suggestions and your own.

Hissing Sid has kindly opened the PUPs league again on Sky Sports

Super Six. This is loads of fun. Sid

tells me if you were in it last season,

you''re automatically back this year. If you want to join us, please feel

free, the league code is

Just a reminder that Kathy needs your Canary Challenge entries by

this Friday don’t forget she said we could BOGOF again and any money won on the

free entry goes into our presentation pot.

Here’s the final selections rota for the

rest of August : -


Final Six


4th  August - Cosmic Twin - Confirmed

11th August – Lincsy - Confirmed

18th August – Hansterbubble - Confirmed

25th August – Twidio - Confirmed



 Norwich Picks


4th  August - Molly Windley - Confirmed

11th August - Indy_Bones - Confirmed

18th August – dj11

25th August - Leedscanary



Have a look at the companies who support our work to

raise funds for the CSF and our wonderful Downe''s Syndrome Team of boys and

girls. We would like to say a massive thank you to: 

http://www.assetangels.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/assetangels




If any other companies out there would also like to

support our efforts, we''ll be happy to add you to our list of links on this

thread every week. 



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I think that’s everything

so now I’ll hand the thread over to Cosmic Twin and Molly Windley. Remember

theres no pressure because we are

all going to be doing our best to help you to success. We all stand together

with the single aim of raising money for the Community Sports Foundation and

our fabulous Downs Syndrome boys and girls.



Good luck all you PUPs... take it away Lynda and Gary... the thread is







As always I

leave you with Ray’s signature which now reads :-

Carve their

names with pride.Yankee,5,Fellas,3,P''boro,2,Mr Chops,2,NewYork,2, Inch High,5,

Blahblahblah, NCFC_Shaun, 1st Wazzock,4, Fonejacker,3, Norfolkbroadslim,3,

Norfolkchance1,2, Scooby,3, Trent Canary,3, Cosmic Twin,6, Graham Humphrey,

Leedscanary,3, NcfcStar, Herman, Delia’s Devonshire Dirtbox,3, Lappinitup,

Statto, Mandie Moo,3, Mr Bump, Kathy,2, Til1010,2, Snake-eyes, Vindo,2, NWC,

Hughesy, Gregt,2, GMF,3, SwindonCanary, Twidio, Hector Brockelbank, Lake

District Canary,2, Bor Bor Bor, Yellowfuture, Chellecity, Diesel Doris,

Lessingham Canary, Molly Windley, Parma Ham’s gone mouldy,2, Feedthewolf,2, AJ,

JB, PurpleCanary,2, Hoola Han Solo, Diane,

Hissing Sid, yes Norfolkchance1 £2038 for the Academy, and £2475 for the

Community Sports Foundation.



And with the

Norwich match bet. Splutcho, jb,2, Redders Right Foot,2, Hector Brockelbank,

Blahblahblah,2, Can u sit down please, Til1010,2, Mandie Moo’s Mear Kat,2,

Crabbycanary,3, Paul, Stewfil, Parma Ham’s gone mouldy, Bor Bor Bor, Mr Apples,2,

Woostercanary,3, City-til-I-die, The Great Drinkell,2, nutty,4, Feedthewolf,2,

Lappinitup,4, NWC,2, Hoola Han Solo,2, Twidio,2, Ray, PUPanon,2, Molly Windley,

93vintage,2, ClareW, Van Wink,2, Cityangel, AJ,2, Norfolkchance1,Yellowfuture,2,

Graham Humphrey,2, Diesel Doris,2, Duncan Edwards,2, Legend Iwan,

YorkshirePudding, Kathy, Platonic,3, Cosmic Twin,3, Mr Jenkins, Reggie, Snake-eyes,2,

I’m A Banana, ZLF,2, Lake District Canary, norfolkngood, Syteanric, Felixfan, TeamPUPs,

First Wazzock, Baldyboy, Len, Jamie Abbott, King Canary, Hissing Sid,

Hammond1612,2, Lessingham Canary, yes PUPs £1410 for the Community Sports




And in honour and

remembrance of much loved PUP Chellecity £422 (Of which £50 was donated to



And with £3663

for the CSF from the Pink Un Pledges, sponsorships donations and competitions

we now have a total of £10,058 since we began

£500 of which is already banked for the next presentation.




Rays Funds on

Twitter   https://twitter.com/Raysfunds


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Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/124098287639888/


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It''s great to see this thread up and running again. Thanks Nutty, for all your hard work and organisation to keep all us PUPs focused throughout the season!

I''m going to need all the help I can get to choose a final six in this first week. So please feel free to find the obvious and obscure, all will be considered!

I''ll post the final six sometime Friday evening.

Good Luck, PUPS!

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Finally feels like the football season is starting when this thread gets going. Keep up the good work, Nutty!
Austria for me - Rapid Vienna home win against SC Rheindorf Altach
For the Norwich bet, a 1-1 draw with Pukki scoring our goal.
Good luck Cosmic, Molly and all pups everywhere.
Let''s hope it''s a great season!

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Hello PUP`s both old and hopefully a few new ones too.
Can I just say a big thank you to PUPanon who sponsors the City bet and of course to Eddie for all his hard work.
I will cover the £10 if City lose or draw to make sure something goes into the presentation pot if City fail to win,  so lets have some nice positive punts from you.
Will post my picks late Friday

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And we begin again. Happy New Year everyone. Once again, big thanks to Nutty in advance of his wonderful work getting us PUPs through another season. A tenner will be forthcoming in the Nelson after the WBA game.

So to business. Early weeks of the season are so hard to navigate, so I''m off to Sweden where they''re halfway through.

Hammerby (6-0-2 21-11 home) v Trelleborgs (3-3-9 15-29 away) - Home Win

For the match bet, let''s be confident on opening day. A 2-1 City win with a goal for Pukki.

Best of luck Cosmic, Molly and all you PUPs.

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Many thanks to you Eddie for keeping this wonderful community going. It was such a while back, but I think I''ve sent you a tenner!

Good Luck to all PUPs old and new, and so it begins...

All the very best to Cosmic and Molly

Brentford v Rotherham - Home Win

City to win 1-3

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Bravo Eddie, molto bravo...ti ringrazio da cuore per tutto quello che fai...e lo so che lo fai anche ben volentieri...bravo 👍

Direi che questa settimana é anche abbastanza difficile, ma suppongo che il Celtic dovrebbe anche vincere.

In quanto riguardo il Norwich, loro non stanno molto bene comunque non mi sembra che neanche noi stiamo proprio in equilibrio fin’adesso, quindi un pareggio.

Parma 🇮🇹☀️

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Alright time to give this a go.
Clyde vs Cowdenbeath - Home Win.
Norwich bet. Norwich to keep a clean sheet.

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Hello All, great to have this smashing thread back again. Thank you Eddie and PUPAnon without you both this wouldn''t happen. Lets hope we raise an amazing amount of money for those special boys and girls.

For the first week I''m off to Switzerland with:


Good Luck Cosmic and all you Lovely PUPs.

For the Norwich bet, a score draw. Best of luck Mollie.

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Whoop,whoop,normal service is resumed.

First weeks are always dodgy so I''ll stick to an obvious one...

West Brom v Bolton....Home win.

Wow how would we survive without you Nutty,thanks for your continued dedication to this thread.

Good luck to all,new and old.

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Hi everybody

Great to be back, I can’t wait for the season to get started

My first pick is going to be PRESTON to beat qpr

For the Norwich bet I think 1-1 draw

Good luck everyone

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Here we are yet again so a very good evening to you Nutty and of course a very Happy Birthday. Good luck to Cosmic ( and her dad ) plus Molly and all you other lovely PUPs out there.
Off to Jockland and a HOME WIN for CELTIC v Livingstone.
For the City bet a 1-1 draw.

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First games of the season, good luck pickers!

For me Brentford home win.

For city an away win, 0-1 with klose to score

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Welcome KiwiScot, great to have you on board👍

Wazzy, you were first in the book buddy🙃

Thanks Mr Apples, the pigeon arrived this morning 🐦🙃

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Off to Belgium for me with Cercle Brugge to win againt Lokeren.
For the City bet I''d be going with a 1-0 win and Hernandez to score.

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Great to be back to this thread, and I can only add my thanks to Nutty and all involved for keeping this thread going.

A difficult first week so the very best to Cosmic. with expectations high at the City ground and IMHO some very good proven championship signings I''m going for them to hit the ground running at Ashton Gate

Bristol City V Nottingham Forest AWAY win

For the City bet, I think the expected hot weather might be the winner of this one and take an early season 1-1 draw

Good luck to the pickers.

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I''ll go with BARNSLEY to beat Oxford.

For our game- under 2.5 goals. Two of the lowest scoring teams from last season facing off and I don''t see much changing.

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Hi all it''s good to be back and good luck to PUPs old and new for the season.

For the first week I''m feeling Hungary and will go for Ferencvaros vs Szombathelyi Haladás FC (home win).

For the City bet I''m going to go for the new Captain to lead from the front, so Hanley to score anytime.


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Hello everyone, isn’t it great to be making our picks again!

I’m not bringing much science to this to be honest, but I think ACCRINGTON STANLEY will continue in their winning ways at home to Gillingham.

For our game I feel very positive so 2-0 and a great win for us on the opening day.

Good luck everyone!

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Hi all, great to be back after an 18 month sabbatical.


Birmingham 1 - Norwich 3

Good luck all


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All the best to everyone that picks over the season, I will try my best to provide good selections.

I will go for Norwich to win 2-0 on Saturday.

For my pick ill go with Portsmouth v Luton - DRAW.

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I''m off to Hungary for my first pick. Ferencvaros have won their two opening fixtures 4-1 so I''m taking them to make it 3/3 at home to Haladas.
Ferencvaros           v          Haladas         Home Win
For our game I''m suggesting HT/FT Birmingham/Norwich.
Good luck to all in this tough first week!

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Thanks for all the picks so far. Keep them coming in.

For the Norwich Bet I''m going for Pukki to score any time.

Good Luck, Molly!

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Looking forwards to the new season and, hopefully, raising lots of dosh for the CSF.

First pick is a home win for Celtic against Livingston

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For my first go ever, I will play safe with a home win for Barnsley. I will be at the game tomorrow and fully expect Pukki to smash one in, in front of the travelling fans.

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If Carlsberg did threads !
It would be this one, as previously mentioned, huge apprecation for Eddie for keeping this initiative going.
Hearts to win away at Hamilton in Scotland please.
And i fancy City 2 win 2-1 away with Pukki on the scoresheet.
My tenner is on its way Eddie, good luck all.
Maybe see some of you at St Andrews tomorrow.

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Cracking to be back
  Celtic win for me please
    Pukki to score anytime for the City bet
      As always, heres hoping for both a PUPs and City win

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Qatar: Al-Kharitiyath vs Al-Sadd, away win @ 1.33.
The Qatari Stars League seems, at least in recent seasons, to be dominated by two teams, one of which is Al-Sadd.
If you look up Al-Sadd''s manager Jesualdo Ferreira then you''ll see that he''s been in charge of several top teams eg Porto, Benfica and Sporting, and has a very good record.
Against Al-Kharitiyath last season, Al-Sadd won 4-0 away in December and followed this up with a 9-1 hammering at home in April.
The head-to-head record (from Al-Sadd''s perspective) of 22-5-1 74/20 overall and 12-1-0 34/15 away would suggest that odds of 1.33 are reasonable value.
The Norwich game looks like a tough one from a betting perspective, with Birmingham on a good home run towards the end of last season, and Norwich on a poor away one.
I think I''m right in saying that Norwich away wins on the opening day have been as rare as hens'' teeth for a generation, so I''d stick some money on Birmingham to win or draw, perhaps backing some low scores like 1-0, 1-1, 2-1.
Good luck Cosmic Twin and Molly Windley, and all other pickers.

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