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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:33 pm 
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"Sometimes the pendulum swings both ways." Kevin Keegan (genius)

Week 4 headlines.

Paul Cooksey retakes the lead from Greg Breed who drops to second.

Kevin Williamson top scores with a 69 and shoots up the ladder.

David Marshall misses matching his ECF grade by just one point. Simon Ansell and Jonathan Tait each miss by two points.

Ben Edgell consolidates his position in last place with a big fat zero - but of the tryers, Nigel Wright's 16 is the rubbish score of the week. Does he support Crystal Palace?

Who are the non-chess playing entries? An insistence on at least Bronze membership maybe necessary in future!


1 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 45 273
2 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 33 268
3 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 40 267
4 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 48 267
5 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 48 264
6 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 42 260
7 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 35 255
8 Kammy do it! Tom Fielding 40 253
9 Leedstheway Neil Milson 45 244
10 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 46 241
11 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 52 240
12 The Rodgers Carousel Richard Beach 35 239
13 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 23 231
14 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 64 223
15 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 57 220
16 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 46 218
17 Scored Again James Redburn 44 212
18 Friars Champions james friar 43 212
19 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 33 206
19 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 69 206
21 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 38 206
22 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 56 205
23 Laufison Matthew Parry 31 205
24 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 37 198
25 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 35 197
26 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 49 195
27 WADS Paul Waddingham 46 194
28 EDTeam Eoin Devane 49 192
29 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 35 191
30 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 48 180
31 f4 kishan pattni 68 180
32 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 57 179
33 Okay Steven Smith 47 177
34 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 63 175
35 Haddocks David Gilbert 35 173
36 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 41 172
37 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 36 170
38 I doh adamit jim friar 26 167
39 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 50 167
40 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 51 167
41 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 45 164
42 Sisu Out Mark Page 37 161
43 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 49 159
44 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 33 153
45 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 45 148
46 custard's last stand Neil Graham 28 147
46 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 38 147
48 Villaplus Robert Dale 40 144
49 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 35 143
50 Inter Yamam nigel wright 16 130
51 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 44 122
52 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 29 119
53 Bubbles Utd david grobler 50 118
54 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 40 85
55 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 0 -1


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Ben could easily get into the minuses by transferring out his team of non-players and no-hopers for a whole new team of the same (and do the same each week)! There are plenty of players who will not get off zero this season.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Neil Graham wrote:
Ben could easily get into the minuses by transferring out his team of non-players and no-hopers for a whole new team of the same (and do the same each week)! There are plenty of players who will not get off zero this season.

That would be cheating as you get a -4 penalty for each 2nd weekly transfer. I wonder if there's a prize for the lowest overall score!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Maybe I'm missing the point - isn't Ben's aim to score 0, rather than minus-something?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:12 pm 
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So I've had a team since the start of the season, but only noticed this thread yesterday. Apologies to those I've bumped down a place...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:15 pm 
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My aim is to score exactly zero. Quite proud to say I've got 7 ineligible players in my starting line up. Made some cunning transfers to negate the effects of a poor early signing playing a game, and now I'm on -1. So need to find someone to score exactly 1 point for the rest of the season. Incidentally, I'm nowhere near last- there's about 27,000 people worse off then me.

On a side-note, Alex, did you get the email I sent you a couple of days ago?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:14 pm 
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benedgell wrote:
On a side-note, Alex, did you get the email I sent you a couple of days ago?


Yes. You sent it at 18:26, and I replied at 18:53.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Can't seem to find it. Would you mind re-sending it?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:21 pm 
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benedgell wrote:
Can't seem to find it. Would you mind re-sending it?


Yes. :P

But I did so anyway. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Week 5

"The Swedish back four is amongst the tallest in the World Cup. Their average age is 7 foot 4" Chis Waddle


The Headlines

Despite FIFA rules about being on the pitch at the start of the match Rob Ensor keeps his promise to start late and knocks 99% of teams down a place.

All bar Mark Leonard (he prefers not to support Yeovil), who climbs to the top of the pack.

Andrew Harley jumps to third, while past leaders Paul Cooksey and Greg Breed fall back to tied fourth.

Top score an amazing 81 from Steven Smith.

The rubbish score among the tryers this week from the 'One Legged Man" who managed just 23 hops.

1 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 54 321
2 65army Rob Ensor 57 319
3 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 47 314
4 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 45 313
4 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 40 313
6 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 48 303
7 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 38 302
8 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 41 301
9 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 60 300
10 Leedstheway Neil Milson 56 300
11 The Rodgers Carousel Richard Beach 54 293
12 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 44 285
13 Kammy do it! Tom Fielding 27 280
14 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 58 278
15 Scored Again James Redburn 65 277
16 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 38 269
17 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 46 269
18 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 61 267
19 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 40 258
20 Okay Steven Smith 81 258
21 Friars Champions james friar 44 256
22 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 72 247
23 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 50 245
24 Laufison Matthew Parry 40 245
25 WADS Paul Waddingham 49 243
26 f4 kishan pattni 63 243
27 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 72 242
28 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 43 241
29 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 35 240
30 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 34 240
30 EDTeam Eoin Devane 48 240
32 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 38 236
33 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 40 231
34 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 50 229
35 Sisu Out Mark Page 66 227
36 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 30 227
37 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 58 222
38 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 41 221
39 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 49 221
40 I doh adamit jim friar 53 220
41 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 53 216
42 Haddocks David Gilbert 42 215
43 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 67 214
44 custard's last stand Neil Graham 59 206
45 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 39 206
45 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 47 206
47 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 39 182
48 Villaplus Robert Dale 32 176
49 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 23 176
50 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 25 173
51 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 50 169
52 Inter Yamam nigel wright 35 165
53 Bubbles Utd david grobler 37 155
54 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 32 154
55 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 49 134
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 0 -1


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:57 pm 
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My team is on holiday this week. I had Ruddy in goal - ouch, and just about everyone else scored 1 or 2 points. Not the 50-60 average i was hoping for :(

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:14 pm 
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"Didier Drogba's had malaria, so he's not 100 per cent fit .... for whatever reason.' - Glenn Hoddle

WEEK 6 HEADLINES

Bloody hell, where did he come from.....Suffolk I suppose. Paul Cooksey and Andrew Harley chase the tractor.

Barry Redburn from the Radcliffe & Bingham Chess Club top scores with 83 and moves into the top 20.

Alex Holowczak isn't quite bored yet and scores 74

Adam Hunt was going so well, but was hit with the rubbish score of the week, just 29 which he shares with Mike Lamb.

Ben Edgell remains on -1 - will he find the point he needs to get back into balance?




# Team Manager GW TOT
1 IM underdog Richard Pert 40 374
2 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 61 366
3 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 44 358
4 65army Rob Ensor 31 350
5 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 81 348
6 Leedstheway Neil Milson 48 348
7 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 30 347
8 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 43 345
8 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 32 345
10 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 70 339
11 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 36 337
12 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 35 335
13 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 29 332
14 Scored Again James Redburn 52 329
15 The Rodgers Carousel Richard Beach 32 325
16 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 32 317
17 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 41 315
18 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 45 314
19 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 83 312
20 Friars Champions james friar 49 305
21 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 59 299
22 Okay Steven Smith 37 295
23 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 49 294
24 f4 kishan pattni 50 293
25 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 34 292
26 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 45 292
27 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 74 290
28 Laufison Matthew Parry 42 287
29 EDTeam Eoin Devane 46 286
30 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 64 285
31 WADS Paul Waddingham 42 285
32 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 39 281
33 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 38 278
34 Sisu Out Mark Page 50 277
34 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 50 277
36 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 45 276
37 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 51 273
38 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 35 271
39 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 33 270
40 Haddocks David Gilbert 53 268
41 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 45 266
42 I doh adamit jim friar 43 263
43 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 54 260
44 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 41 255
45 custard's last stand Neil Graham 36 242
46 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 35 241
47 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 46 228
48 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 40 216
49 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 42 211
50 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 53 207
51 Villaplus Robert Dale 31 207
52 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 29 202
53 Inter Yamam nigel wright 37 202
54 Bubbles Utd david grobler 43 198
55 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 35 169
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 0 -1


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:21 pm 
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So having persevered with Brad Friedel all season, I saw that Spurs kept a clean sheet, and was chuffed. Of course, upon closer inspection, I saw that this is the first time that Friedel misses a league game in the last 310; the first time since 2004... :roll:

Added to the fact that Cerny, my backup, didn't play, and I had a rather disappointing week in terms of point production from my goalies. Might be time for a transfer...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:49 pm 
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"We threw everything at them -- the kitchen sink, golf clubs, emptied the garage. It wasn't enough but at least my garage is tidy now" Ian Holloway (who else?)

HEADLINES

The Tractor IM extends his lead over Paul Cooksey and Andrew Harley, but Kevin Williamson gains ground again and moves smoothly into fourth.

Top score goes to Dominic Rabbitte with a wholesome 73 and he moves up 13 places (and goes ahead of Liam!)

Rubbish score of the week - a meagre 28 - goes in my direction (sac, sacced (a discworld word), or sack the manager!)

Ben Edgell remains in hibernation and hopes to survive the winter.

1 IM underdog Richard Pert 56 430
2 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 50 416
3 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 55 413
4 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 62 410
5 Leedstheway Neil Milson 58 406
6 65army Rob Ensor 51 401
7 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 52 397
8 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 48 393
9 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 55 392
10 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 44 391
11 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 47 386
12 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 50 385
13 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 67 381
14 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 48 380
15 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 53 370
16 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 49 364
17 The Rodgers Carousel Richard Beach 37 362
18 Scored Again James Redburn 29 358
19 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 42 354
20 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 58 352
21 Okay Steven Smith 57 352
22 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 52 351
23 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 70 348
24 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 55 347
25 Friars Champions james friar 40 345
26 f4 kishan pattni 49 342
27 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 64 341
28 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 73 339
29 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 48 338
30 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 61 337
31 Laufison Matthew Parry 49 336
32 Sisu Out Mark Page 56 333
32 EDTeam Eoin Devane 47 333
34 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 52 333
35 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 42 327
36 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 35 327
37 WADS Paul Waddingham 39 324
38 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 53 313
39 I doh adamit jim friar 49 312
40 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 56 311
41 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 36 309
42 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 41 308
43 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 37 303
44 custard's last stand Neil Graham 56 298
45 Haddocks David Gilbert 28 296
46 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 37 278
47 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 48 276
48 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 47 263
49 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 49 260
50 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 51 258
51 Inter Yamam nigel wright 49 251
52 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 45 247
53 Villaplus Robert Dale 30 237
54 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 61 230
55 Bubbles Utd david grobler 31 229
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 0 -1


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Interviewer "Are you a volatile player?" David Beckham "Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side." Nice one David!

HEADLINES

The late entry Tractor boy ploughs on in front.

Neil Graham's Custards top score with 76 and move up 13 places to 31st.

The Dusty Bin is handed over to Mark Page with a measly 24 - have sympathy, he's probably a Coventry fan, so has first-hand experience of what rubbish looks like?

No one equalled their ECF grade - but there were some near-misses.


1 IM underdog Richard Pert 66 496
2 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 64 477
3 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 66 458
4 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 47 457
5 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 36 452
6 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 58 451
7 65army Rob Ensor 48 449
8 Leedstheway Neil Milson 37 443
9 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 60 440
10 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 48 439
11 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 65 429
12 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 28 425
13 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 36 422
14 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 36 421
15 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 29 410
16 Scored Again James Redburn 47 405
17 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 28 398
18 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 50 397
19 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 40 394
20 The Rodgers Carousel Richard Beach 31 393
21 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 48 389
22 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 35 386
23 Okay Steven Smith 34 386
24 f4 kishan pattni 43 385
25 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 44 383
25 Friars Champions james friar 38 383
25 Laufison Matthew Parry 47 383
28 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 45 382
29 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 33 381
30 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 27 379
31 custard's last stand Neil Graham 76 374
32 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 36 374
33 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 37 370
34 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 42 369
35 EDTeam Eoin Devane 36 369
36 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 35 362
37 WADS Paul Waddingham 34 358
38 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 45 358
39 Sisu Out Mark Page 24 357
40 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 44 355
41 I doh adamit jim friar 42 354
42 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 43 351
43 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 33 342
44 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 30 333
45 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 55 331
46 Haddocks David Gilbert 28 324
47 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 43 321
48 Inter Yamam nigel wright 51 302
49 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 39 299
50 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 34 292
51 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 27 290
52 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 42 289
53 Villaplus Robert Dale 42 279
54 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 43 273
55 Bubbles Utd david grobler 42 271
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 0 -1


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