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by Neil Graham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 22 I take responsibility for everything David Wagner. So the Huddersfield boss ambles off into the twilight leaving the Terriers firmly fixed at the foot of the Premiership. Despite the availability of Sam Allardyce et al early indications are that yet another European manager is going to be s...
by Neil Graham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 21 and 68 of our 77 team league have passed the 1,000 point marker. In last position is Tom Thorpe who again posted the low score of the week with 30 points; also equalled by Lawrence Cooper. That news is definitely the icing on the cake this evening after losing a 4NCL player through illness ...
by Neil Graham
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 21 ‘Nobody gives us much of a chance and quite rightly so. But it’s great for our supporters Nigel Clough Burton Albion lost 9-0 and hundreds of their supporters were stuck on the M6 after the police closed the motorway to deal with a lorryload of illegal immigrants. Week 21 and 68 of our 77 t...
by Neil Graham
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 58
Views: 1870

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

I see that there are three absentee teams from Division Four (South) - namely Barnet Knights 4, Barnet Knights 5 and Check Innmates 3. Bearing in mind the number of registrations these clubs have notified (69 & 32 respectively), I can't understand why they are unable to raise sides given the dates o...
by Neil Graham
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 20 An extremely curtailed report folks. We need to look on Page Two for both the top and bottom scoring teams. Steven Smith with the former on 89 points whilst Matt Paynes "The Keita Success" wasn't; with just 26 points. Places 2-4 are covered by just three points. 1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leona...
by Neil Graham
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

2nd Quarter Report - Weeks 11-19 I've amended the report dates slightly. Week 19 is the half way point of the League so it seemed appropriate to move a week backwards. It's been a procession for this quarter as five teams dominated proceedings. Mark Leonard and Gareth Yeo spent the whole of the qua...
by Neil Graham
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 12749

Re: New Year Honours List

New Years Honours 2019

I assume there is no reference to chess.
by Neil Graham
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 19 In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward. Pep Guardiola Manchester City fall seven points behind Liverpool. In fantasy football goal fests for Spurs, Liverpool and Everton mean it was a high scoring week - apart for those of us with Manchester ...
by Neil Graham
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 18 The Premier League is one of the most difficult in the world. There's five, six, or seven clubs that can be the champions. Only one can win, and all the others are disappointed and live in the middle of disaster. Jurgen Klopp Liverpool players scored massively at the start of Week 18; then ...
by Neil Graham
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Up for the Cup I'll do a complete rundown in future weeks but I'm still seething over my k.o. after drawing 45-45 in the Opening Round. On Saturday I was leading by 36-12 and with Robertson, Alonso, van Dijk, Torreira and Salah to play on Sunday I was confident of victory. Anyway that miserable bun...
by Neil Graham
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Counties Championship 2018-19

After a draw in their opening match, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire affirmed their position with wins over Warwickshire and Worcestershire. http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/minor_lincs_notts6oct18.htm http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/minor_worcs_lincs1dec18.htm http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-...
by Neil Graham
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 17 “Everyone starts with a clean slate and we want players to perform, and we’ll give them the chance. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After the sacking of the not-so-special one Jose Mourinho, the new temporary manager gives his views above. Another newcomer is Alex Sheerin who moves straight into Posi...
by Neil Graham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many casual players?
Replies: 66
Views: 2641

Re: How many casual players?

It is a long long time ago, and I have been caught out recently by failing memory, but I have a recollection of a big survey (NRS maybe?) in the early 80s that was showing 7 to 9% of the more-or-less-adult population playing, albeit casually, at least once a year. PB My memory of this is that as Ge...
by Neil Graham
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Repercussions/Fallout from EU Referendum (Echo Chamber)
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: Repercussions/Fallout from EU Referendum (Echo Chamber)

Clearly the author of this thread hasn't read Page 387 of the agreed Brexit statement. Brexit arrangements - Section XXVI - transitional agreements relating to Chess Subsection (1) 4NCL - players in the Four Nations Chess League will from Season 2019-20 only qualify if they are registered with FIDE ...
by Neil Graham
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 16 “I thought it was going to be difficult, but I’ve felt so at home and loved every minute for being around you all, Harry Redknapp - clearly not talking about his time as Southampton Manager. After 15 weeks - most of them in first position - we've lost Richard Beach from the top five in the ...