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by Neil Graham
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 16 Next Arsenal Manager?? 40-1 Arsene Wenger! Manuel Pellegrini is 1-6 to be the next Premier sacking. We are now settling into a familiar pattern; the top five teams remain the same although Paul Spiller, with the week's best score of 96 has taken over top spot. Samuel Watts with 23 points th...
by Neil Graham
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 15 "It has been a real honour to have managed Everton for the past 18 months" - Marco Silva who was sacked on 6th December. A brief update as League scores weren't updated till Friday when I was away. 1. Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 87 925 2 Avin a Mair Jonathan Blackburn 65 915 3 Brokeback M...
by Neil Graham
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 14 "I came here and I'm trying and fighting a lot, although the circumstances are bad for us." Dec 1st - Quique Sanchez Flores (Watford Manager). Later on 1st December Flores was sacked. A short report this week - with midweek matches starting tomorrow. The top five remain almost unchanged alt...
by Neil Graham
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 8268

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Some more qualifiers under section F, this time from the Hull congress (thanks to this thread for alerting me): There's now a list of qualifiers at https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Qualifiers-2020.pdf It needs to be treated with caution as not every qualificati...
by Neil Graham
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:44 am
Week 13

I understand the supporters are angry and frustrated, Unai Emery. Emery or Silva for the next sacking??
Took a day to sort that one out - Unai Emery is sacked.
by Neil Graham
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 13 I understand the supporters are angry and frustrated, Unai Emery. Emery or Silva for the next sacking?? The top five players are unchanged - a mirror from last season when at this point the leaders moved away from the pack. However once again the top 24 teams had above average performances ...
by Neil Graham
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345047

Re: Media comments on chess

A main story in today's papers is that playing board games helps keep your memory sharp in old age. However there are more references to Bingo than chess and the Telegraph delights in telling us that "bingo was just as good as chess, cards or crosswords for improving thinking skills." . Anyway off t...
by Neil Graham
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2019-20
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Division Three South 2019-20

There has been no comment so far on this Division - possibly that's good. As the opening two rounds have been played, I have now opened a thread.
by Neil Graham
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

I would have said I have a better chance of beating Magnus at FPL than chess, but I'm no longer so sure https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1908330/event/12 Paul that's a fascinating entry. Where did you pick that up from and are Wolves aware of their star supporter? Incidentally when I disclos...
by Neil Graham
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 12 We write this after the shock dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino's dismissal as Spurs manager. 2015 - when asked if would have taken the Tottenham job, "No, because I love Chelsea supporter too much. I'm Chelsea" stated Jose Mourinho, 2019 on being appointed "I really like this squad and look...
by Neil Graham
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2610

General Election 2019

Normally when a General Election is called a thread is started to identify chess players (or indeed ex-chess players) who are standing for office.

Of course there are a number seeking re-election in various constituencies. So in time-honoured fashion, here is the start of the 2019 election thread.
by Neil Graham
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 11 "He was devastated after the action." Mauricio Pochettino after Son's red card against Everton - this was subsequently rescinded by the Premier League - but not the points deduction in Fantasy Football. The European Champions League may have thrown up several injury problems for this weeken...
by Neil Graham
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players required for Windsor/Maidenhead
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Players required for Windsor/Maidenhead

Quick update on this. Firstly thanks to the people who responded. One player only now required for Sunday.
by Neil Graham
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

First Quarter Report - Weeks 1-10 Usual methodology 5 weeks for a 1st place down to 1 pt for 5th - number of weeks in brackets. Unlike last year 19 teams have featured in the top five in the first quarter. I have made two weeks a minimum requirement. This season could be a lot closer than 2018-19 -...
by Neil Graham
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 10 You can't afford to rest on your laurels at all or you'll instantly be on the bench Granit Xkaka - or out of the team? The manager who had Jamie Vardy (triple points captain), Ayode Perez and Ben Chilwell in his team accumulated 99 points on Friday evening. Paul Spiller was top scorer of th...