JC MSFL Matchday 21 review

By Danny Caro, February 6, 2011
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Los Blancos claimed result of the day as they stunned Premier Division Neasden B in the Anekstein, while Redbridge A, Neasden A and Hendon United Sports Club A completed the semi-finals line-up after a 10-man Neasden A eliminated holders London Maccabi Lions A at Rowley Lane.

JC MSFL MATCHDAY 21 REVIEW
PMT – Harmen squeeze past Montana
JC CAC – Los Blancos stuns Neasden B, Cash sends Neasden through, Hammers edge past Faithfold, RJC hit Brady for six
DIV 1 – Chigwell beat FC Team in five-goal thriller
DIV 2 – Brixton show 10-man L'Equipe what four
DIV 3 – Zig Zag hit back to beat JLGB
DIV 4 - Red-hot Revieccio steers Thornes past Shirley Park

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
JC CAC - Dean Nyman (Redbridge A)
Div 2 - David Silver (FC Team B)

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JC PHOTOGALLERY GLENTHORNE UTD B vs SHIRLEY PARK

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DC's GOAL OF THE WEEK

DC's TEAM OF THE WEEK

DC's PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DC's MANAGER OF THE WEEK

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WOODFORD REVEALS THREE NEW SIGNINGS

DANNY CARO'S MONTHLY AWARDS

PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

JC MSFL FIXTURES

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JC PHOTOGALLERIES:

PREM DIV: FAITHFOLD A vs REDBRIDGE A

PREM DIV: NW NEASDEN A vs HENDON A

DIV 3: FAITHFOLD C vs HOLY MOUNT ZION

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND FOUR

HARMEN DO JUST ENOUGH
SOUTHGATE HARMEN A 2 MONTANA BOCA UNITED A 1
Premier Division Harmen squeezed past first division Montana at Ashmole with Craig Phillips and Ben Murrell on target.

Montana's goal came through James Sandler who took advantage of some confusion at the back and scored a good goal from a low cross.

Dan Uzan, the Harmen manager, told JC Sport: "It was a tough game given the ridiculous wind which we struggled with in the first half. We were playing into the wind, and struggled to put Montana under any pressure. Montana had the upper hand but didn't create much.

"The second half was a different story. Craig scored after a great turn in the box. Then Ben scored another of his screamers - hitting the ball sweetly into the top right corner from about 20 yards.

"We should have scored a few in the latter stages and Ben Graham was unlucky hitting the crossbar. Jon Morris was fantastic at centre back with Paul Andrews and we're looking forward to the next round.

"Montana are a solid team and made it a real cup tie. Sandler played very well at centre mid, he was composed, strong and determined."

DC Prediction: Southgate Harmen A 4 Montana Boca Utd A 2

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINALS

LOS BLANCOS STUNS NEASDEN TO REACH CUP SEMIS
NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2 LOS BLANCOS 3
Los Blancos recorded result of the day as they booked their place in the semi-finals of the JC League Cup with a sensational victory over Premier Division Neasden B.

Two goals from Dany Kon plus one from Sami Birnbaum completed a stunning performance in a five-goal thriller.

Neasden's scorers were Rob Bloch and Alex Bowman.

Joel Minsky, the Los Blancos boss, told JC Sport: "Today's game in my view was all about the first 20 minutes. Neasden turned up thinking it'd be a walk in the park taking on a new team from four divisions below, but the way we ultimately came flying out of the blocks really unsettled them.

"We chased down every ball, won every 50-50 and didn't let them settle into their own rhythm. We really imposed ourselves on the game, and knew it was there for the taking even after going 1-0 down against the run of play.

"Our heads could've dropped, but if anything it took our game to a new level. Dany Kon scored not only our best goal of the season, but one of our most important too, and going in even at the break there only looked like being one winner.

"We tightened our stranglehold on the game over the first 25 minutes of the second half, and made it count with two superbly constructed goals.

"Today clearly wasn't the best day at the office for Neasden, but I believe that is solely because we didn't allow them to play their normal game. We defended as a unit, attacked as a unit and fought for everything from the first whistle. It was our most complete and mature performance of the season by a country mile, and its impossible to single out anyone for special praise as they were all great. Bring on the semis!"

Furious NWN joint-manager Sammy Carr told JC Sport: "This was an utterly disgraceful performance that makes me question why I bother to get out of bed for these boys...

"Not taking anything away from Los Blancos. They were a well organised outfit and thoroughly deserved their victory."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: NW Neasden B 4 Los Blancos 0

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HAMMERS INTO LAST FOUR
FAITHFOLD A 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 2
First half headers from Ari Last and Josh Bentley sent Hendon into the semi-finals as they overcame Premier Division rivals Faithfold at Hadley FC.

Benji Dymant claimed the Faithfold goal.

David Garbacz, the Hendon manager, told JC Sport: "The game was played in very windy conditions and we kicked with the wind first half and led 2-0 with two fine headed goals.

"We knew we would come under intense pressure in the second half and conceded a scrappy goal early on in the period to make things tricky.

"Although Faithfold threw everything at us we held firm with Josh Lipman outstanding. It was a great battling performance in very tricky conditions.

"Faithfold are an excellent team but we just edged it in terms of sheer desire and commitment.

"We look forward to the semis and are determined to get some silverware in the cupboard this year."

Faithfold manager Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "We just didn't get started on a very windy day we let in two silly goals in the first half.

"Hendon didn't have any chances in the second half but it was too little, too late.

"Good luck to Hendon."

The two teams meet again in the league next week, when Faithfold welcome back striker Mike Pearson who was cup-tied.

DC Prediction: Faithfold A 2 Hendon A 3

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CASH LATE SHOW OUSTS HOLDERS
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 3
A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game took 10-man Neasden into the last four as they overcame the cup holders at Rowley Lane with coach Darren Yarlett maintaining his 100 per cent record as manager, filling in for Jamie Cole.

Played in gusty conditions, Neasden were soon on the back foot when Yarlett pulled his hamstring and was forced off injured. Neasden had no substitutes and soldiered on with 10.

In between strikes from Cash and a quality low 20-yard drive from Ben Ellis, Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph scored for Lions.

Neasden Darren Yarlett told JC Sport: "I’m am over the moon with yesterday's performance, 10 men for 75 minutes, away at Rowley lane and to come away with a well deserved win is exceptional.

"The whole side played like warriors and won personal battles on the pitch. Lions could not live with our fight and determination.

"I was very surprised not to see Aviel play who is always top class and makes them tick but I'm not complaining."

Eilon Kennet, the Lions manager, told JC Sport: "This was another game we totally dominated and made endless chances we just didn't take. The game should have dead and buried by half time.

"Bottom line is that we haven't replaced Louis Basger at the back and we don't have a natural predator up top.
Losing Mike Pearson was a big blow."

Speaking from Vegas, NWN boss Jamie Cole told JC Sport: "I'm very proud to hear about the Neasden side today. To knock out last year's winners with 10 men is a huge achievement."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: LM Lions 3 NW Neasden A 2

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DEADLY DEAN SINKS BRADY
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 6 BRADY MACCABI 1
A hat-trick from DEAN NYMAN boosted Redbridge's treble hopes as they hit first division high-flyers Brady for six at Fairlop.

Steve Summers, Daran Bern and Sam McCarthy completed the rout for the 10 men of RJC.

RJC manager Sam McCarthy told JC Sport: "It took us to the first half to get into gear. Although we had the majority of play in the first 45, we struggled to service the front men as quickly as we should have and this compromised us creating the chances.

"After going 2-1 up early in the second half, we found ourselves down to 10 men with Craig Sanford being red carded. The game started to open up at this point, fortunately in our favour.

"We dominated the second half and created some excellent football. Our pace up front proved to much for Brady and it was only a matter time before the gates opened."

Josh Rosenfield, the Brady manager, told JC Sport: "6-1, I think, flattered Redbridge a bit. We kept them at bay for about 65-70 minutes at 1-1 and we were well in the game. We approached the game well and tactically made it difficult for them to break us down. They soon when down to 10 men and we got careless with our approach. We went a bit more gung-ho and we got caught out a few times.

"We gifted Redbridge two or three goals with individual errors, but overall we can't be too disappointed. The difference between Premier League teams and Division One teams is when these guys, yesterday, were presented with an opportunity, they would take their chances.

"However, we will move on and have set our sights on promotion and playing teams like that week in, week out. I think with a full strength side we would have given them a better game and would have taken the game to them.

"They have quality all over and we wish them luck in the next round."

RJC: Dan Lee, Craig Sanford, Joel Berg, Danny Hakimi, Ritchie Caplin, Sam McCarthy, Steve Summers, Steve Gevertz (sub: Lishak 65), Mitch Lassman (sub: Daran Bern 55), Lewis Walker (sub: Stolerman 55), Dean Nyman

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Redbridge JC A 3 Brady Maccabi 1

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DIVISION ONE

OAKS INSPIRED BY G-FORCE FINISH
CAMDEN PARK 1 OAKWOOD 2
Oakwood boosted promotion hopes with a five league victory, with Ian Tussie and Daniel Geey (See JC Goal of the Week contenders) on target at the Hive.

An inspired substitution in the second half saw Ian Tussie bury a free-kick to put the Oaks 2-0 up.

Camden scored late on through Sam Bennett with what Oakwood felt was a dubious offside decision.

Alex Schock, Oakwood's joint-manager, told JC Sport: "There were no outstanding performers today just an excellent all round team performance.

"It was a great victory in really tough windy conditions on that infamous narrow pitch at the Hive."

"The Oaks played the last 10 they put us under the cosh but our defence stood strong and we held out for a deserved win. We're on a roll now."

DC Prediction: Camden Park 0 Oakwood 4

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CASTLE TOPPLES TEAM
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3 FC TEAM A 2
A Glenn Michaels double took Chigwell into second spot as they beat promotion rivals FC Team A in a five-goal thriller in Walthamstow.

Daniel Castle wrapped up the win in the first meeting between the sides this season.

FC Team forged ahead on 25 minutes but Chigwell equalised from penalty spot 10 mins later when Neil Tilley was taken out in the area and Michaels converted.

1-1 at the break, the visitors restored the lead straight after the restart following defensive error from Adam Shafron.

The Chigs were back on level terms after 60 minutes. Tilley was again taken out and Michaels kept his cool again to tuck the resultant penalty away.

Castle won it 12 minutes from time. A corner from Michael Witzenfeld was not cleared. A clever back-heel from Jon Raven found Castle, who wriggled through two players and unleashed a left foot strike that flew into the top corner.

FC Team's goals came through Danny Moss and new signing Shai Davidi.

Richard Slater, the Chigwell manager, told JC Sport: "We never really got going at all today, not to the level we've shown in recent weeks, but that's the spirit of this club.

"We never ever give up and to come back twice from being behind shows the character of the boys. I'm proud of them all.

"It was a pure moment of magic from DC fit to win any game. A class goal."

FC Team player-manager Mitch Young told JC Sport: "I thought overall, we were the better team. It was a big improvement from last week and we just have to stop giving away cheap goals. Two penalties and a corner conceded is dissapointing and the defence has to improve.

"Saying that the referee failed to give us three clear-cut penalties. My players deserved more.

"We move on but if we have any chance of promotion we have to start beating the top half of the table sides and not just the bottom."

Chigwell: Rob Shepherdson, Simon Felstein, Adam Shafron, Glenn Davis (sub: Jon Raven 60), Sam Rosenthal, Russell Becker (sub: Jon Swead 45), Daniel Castle, Michael Witzenfeld, Richard Slater (sub: Adam Conway 75) Glenn Michaels, Neil Tilley

DC Prediction: Chigwell Athletic 2 FC Team A 1

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REDBRIDGE HIT HARMEN FOR SIX
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 6 SOUTHGATE HARMEN B 0
Doubles from Ben Sollosi and Daniel Orgel helped Redbridge B's chances of avoiding the drop as they crushed Harmen at Fairlop.

Jamie Cooper and Josh Barnett finished the job.

Lloyd Becker should have given Harmen a consolation from the penalty spot but he fired high and wide and the ball, apparently, finished up near Fairlop station.

DC Prediction: Redbridge JC B 1 Southgate Harmen B 1

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DIVISION TWO

FORTUNE MARCH ON
FC MARYLEBONE 0 TEMPLE FORTUNE A 6
Table-topping Temple Fortune hit the Frenchmen for six at Regents Park with JC star man Rob Benson (2), Ben Isaacs (2), Scott Shindler and Michael Goldberg joining the party.

Fortune manager Andrew Souber told JC Sport: "Played in extremely windy conditions, we put in a decent performance. It was good to see Ben Issacs back amongst the goals.

"Scott Shindler had a great game and scored a fabulous individual effort. Coming out with the ball from the back he went passed three opposing players including nutmegging one of them and struck a scorcher from 40 yards into the net. Definitely our goal of the season (so far)!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: FC Marylebone 0 Temple Fortune A 4

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FIVE-STAR HORNETS RUMBLE FC TEAM B
FC TEAM B 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 5
There were goals galore in Mill Hill as player-manager Chaim Gothold (2), Raph Noe, Alex Neiss and Yoav Kestenbaum saw Hendon condemn relegation-haunted FC Team B to another defeat.

DAVID SILVER fired a treble for FC Team.

DC Prediction: FC Team B 1 Hendon USC B 2

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SUPER SHERMAN INSPIRES BRIXTON
L’EQUIPE 0 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 4
Two goals from Danny Sherman (2) boosted Brixton’s title hopes as they crushed L’Equipe.

There were also goals from Alon Hershkorn and James Kaye.

John Nitka, the Brixton manager, told JC Sport: “L'Equipe are a very physical side in a game where the state of the pitch didn't help.

"However we showed our class and came away comfortable winners even though they were reduced to 10 men after one player was dismissed.

“We will now prepare ourselves for next weeks crunch game against Temple Fortune.”

DC Prediction: L’Equipe 1 Brixton 3

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WOODFORD CLINCH VITAL WIN
WOODFORD WANDERERS 3 NORSTAR A 2
Woodford breathed life into their promotion challenge with goals from Darryl Green, Harrison Midda and Mitch Hahn earning them victory in a promotion six-pointer against former leaders Norstar.

WOODFORD REVEALS THREE NEW SIGNINGS

Player-manager Phil Peters and David Shamash were on target for the visitors.

Norstar went into the break a goal to the good but it was all Woodford in the second half. Green levelled the scores and they forged ahead five minutes later when Midda fired home (See JC Goal of the Week contenders).

Hahn made it 3-1 soon after, latching on to a cross from Alex Aviram.

Norstar applied pressure and got a conciliation late on.

Norstar manager Phil Peters told JC Sport: "We didn't create enough chances when the wind was with us in the first half. 1-0 up at half time was unlikely to be enough with the wind against us second half.

"Both teams were missing key players which was a shame - so bad was the situation that I was forced to give myself a first start of the season.

"We're going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment which means we now need a miracle to pip Temple Fortune to the title. But we're going to be aiming to win all three remaining games and put the pressure on the teams around us."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Woodford Wanderers 2 Norstar A 2

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DIVISION THREE

SUPERHOOPS FRUSTRATED BY STARS
FAITHFOLD C 3 NORSTAR B 3
Promotion chasing Faithfold C and Norstar B shared the points following a six-goal thriller at the Hive.

Faithfold's goals came through Josh Sugarbread, Ben Simons and Jonny Blain.

For Norstar, Adam Seres, Adam Sandzer and an own goal ensured a share of the spoils.

Jonny Bunt, the Norstar manager, told JC Sport: "The referee called it a "great game," though I'm surprised he enjoyed it given the abuse he took throughout the game. Fair play to him for smiling about it afterwards.

"I'm not sure it was a great game, but Faithfold have developed an effective style for playing the narrow Hive pitches which means they play with three central midfielders and one wide player. An interesting approach, supplemented by the standard long ball over the top approach that we all know and favour in Jewish football.

"Despite being 2-1 up at half time I think they were the better side 1st half as we struggled with their system, but a couple of changes after half time gave us more control and whilst I can't argue with a draw which we were lucky to earn with a late goal, I can't help but feel we were a goal better than them second half; not a goal worse.

"Plenty to think about before we host them in a few weeks."

DC Prediction: Faithfold C 2 Norstar B 2

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THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF LIFE IN REAL
REAL LIFE 2 HEATH BANTA 2
Strikes from Dan Markeson and Charlie Bernstein earned Real MAL a crucial point as they held promotion chasing Heath Banta at Edgwarebury Park.

Oli Joseph and Josh Shindler struck for the visitors.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Real Life 1 Heath Banta 5

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ZEDS ON THE UP
TEAM JLGB 1 ZIG ZAG 3
Goals from Neil Marcus, Jonny Winton and Byron Watkins eased Zig Zag’s relegation fears as they claimed a crucial win in Mill Hill.

The visitors came from behind in a game where all the goals came in the first half.

DJ Neal Cohen’s men came back in style with a great 90-minute display.

Joe Cullum netted for JLGB.

JLGB manager Rob Silverman told JC Sport: "JLGB struggled to play their game today on a pitch that was terriblly cut up and bobbly. But credit to Zigzag who took their chances.

"We hope to be able to see the season out with an in-depth review at the end of the season to decide the team's future."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Team JLGB 2 Zig Zag 3

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REDBRIDGE ROAR
UJIA 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C 4
Strikes from Dan Gordon, Hadley Silver, James Ryan and Jamie Chapman completed a win treble for Redbridge Jewish Care as the C team boosted title hopes with an impressive win at the Hive.

RJC played most of the match with 10 men after Elliot Castle was sent off.

UJIA player-manager Darren Rolfe told JC Sport: "We were awful."

DC Prediction: UJIA 1 Redbridge JC C 2

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DIVISION FOUR

RED-HOT REVIECCIO STEERS THORNES HOME
GLENTHORNE UNITED B 2 SHIRLEY PARK 1
An 86th minute strike from Fabio Revieccio saw Glenthorne come from behind to win a promotion six-pointer in a hard fought contest against in-form Shirley Park at The Old Chigwellians.

GLENTHORNE UTD B vs SHIRLEY PARK

The visitors forged ahead after just five minutes through Jamie Bushall.

Revieccio hauled the Thornes back on level terms midway through the first half, before winning it from the penalty spot late on.

Thornes boss Elliot Coulton told JC Sport: "I think we deserved the victory overall although I'm sure Shirley would say a point was a fair result.

JC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

"The team dug hard today, with Josh Wynne playing 75 minutes with a broken arm, and we showed great spirit. A good 3 points and 3 more next week please!"

Park joint-manager Dan Oade felt his side had done enough to earn a point. “We were disappointed as we were confident of beating them. We should have taken a draw, but we were aiming to win promotion, our goal at the start of the season, and that is still on.”

Glenthorne: Mitchel Ross, Daniel Jackson (sub: Herman), Steve Faye, Elliot Coulton, Josh Wynne (sub: Elliot Brent), James Law, Richard Rosenthal, Daniel Lassman, Jamie Crawford, David Blackman (sub: Josh Hambling), Fabio Revieccio

Shirley Park: Howard Yuchatel, Lee Bushall, Jamie Bushall, Ben Bushall, Adam Redhouse, Nicky Plotnik, Dan Mittman, Jason Lindsay, Daniel Oade, Ilan Shaki, David Lusman

SEE MATCH REPORT

Photos and video highlights coming up on Monday ...

DC Prediction: Glenthorne Utd B 1 Shirley Park 2

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JEWVENTUS BATTLE AGAINST THE BLIZZARD
JEWVENTUS 1 BLIZZARD STORM 1
It finished all square at Chase Lodge as leaders Blizzard failed to win for the third match in a row.

Alex Rubin struck for the visitors while Gabriel Saul netted for Jewventus.

Simon Linden, the Blizzard boss, told JC Sport: "It was one shot and one goal for the Jewve boys.

"My team will have to finish them off next week ... We just couldn't find a winner."

Jewventus manager Gabriel John told JC Sport: "I must say I thought Simon Lindens comment was particularly ungenerous given the fact we had one cleared off the line and our keeper had only one real save to make.

"But we’ll see at the re-match who wants it more."

DC Prediction: Jewventus 2 Blizzard Storm 3

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RAIDERS TWO GOOD FOR PINNER
PINNER JFC 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 2
Ben Sheldon and an own goal were enough to give the Raiders their fourth straight victory as they overcame a gritty Pinner at the Bannister Sports Centre.

Raiders boss Oli Shorts told JC Sport: "The scoreline rather flatters Pinner. They created one chance in 90 minutes and we missed a hatful of chances. They have to thank some superb goalkeeping that gave the scoreline a more respectable look.

"In the end it was a really comfortable win and I was really pleased with our back four who for the third time in five games have kept a clean sheet.

"The pitch really destroyed the game and it became a very scrappy affair. I really beleive that is does not help Pinner at all having to play on that every other week. A huge credit to centre back Theo Gluckstein and David Lubczanski in central defence who both put in a fine display for Pinner."

Vivian Emanuel, the Pinner player-manager, told JC Sport: "After the concession of two early goals we battled hard and kept trying to score ourselves.

"We made a very good account of ourselves and we all walked away very pleased."

DC Prediction: Pinner JFC 1 NL Raiders C 4

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SILVER LINING FOR BILBAUM
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0
A Seb Silverman double earned Bilbaum their second straight victory as they overcame Fortune B in Hatch End.

DC Prediction: Athletic Bilbaum 3 Temple Fortune B 2

Last updated: 1:31pm, February 8 2011