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by Neil Graham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 8 For me, my players are the best players in the world Nuno Espirito Santo Another international break and eight weeks in, no Premier League manager sackings as yet. By this time last season they were going down like flies (or Chesterfield FC). At last, after seven weeks, Richard Beach is knoc...
by Neil Graham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 37
Views: 3078

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

Another Stockport League or Cheshire based team or another Merseyside team would not go amiss either. A speedy return from Notts would also be welcome I think. Maybe a season battling with the Div 4 lot might sober them up a bit. Meanwhile , can I also call on the North East to come forth with anot...
by Neil Graham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Crowd Funding Appeal
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Crowd Funding Appeal

Many of you will have heard in the national press of the family tragedy that befell one of our local players earlier this year. Although everyone else has lawyers paid for by insurance or public funds, there is no such provision for the family who are now trying to raise funds so they can be represe...
by Neil Graham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: County Chess 2018-19

The MCCU programme has started. There is one extra team overall (u160 -1; U140 +3; U120-1). I make the usual comments about this. My estimations is that there could easily be at least 10 further teams competing minimum and if each county could maximise that figure could be doubled. The U160, down no...
by Neil Graham
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 7 We don't have any problems, apart from the problems we have. Rafa Benitez Friday night match again so team changes in by 19.00!! Low scorers from Week 4, Fred Flint-Stones are now top dogs with a score of 82 points and a move up of 1,000,000 plus places. The Shih Tzus of the week are Steven ...
by Neil Graham
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 6 I'm someone who says what he thinks Paul Pogba. Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels - Grant Bucher is on the top deck with 77 points whilst in the basement was Heath MacGregor's who was "#parking_my_lambo" for a miserly 29 points. The league leaders shu...
by Neil Graham
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3081

Re: Raymond Keene new site

I note that the site is copyright "Raymond Keene OME". Is that a comment about how he sees himself or a misprint for OBE?
by Neil Graham
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 5 I’m not the Special One like Jose. I’m the Ginger One.” Sean Dyche. Already looking ominous for last year's 7th placed team. Grant Bucher's 92 points is the prime steak score of the week whilst for the chop are both Mike and Ian Lamb with an identical 24 points. Meanwhile Richard Beach's gra...
by Neil Graham
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 4 "I am the normal one" Jurgen Klopp Congratulations to Eldar Alizada who is top of the shops with his score of 83 points this week, whilst the House of Fraser team of the week was Mark Talbot's Fred Flint-Stones who were reduced to a rubble of 26 points. Changes at the top were minimal whilst...
by Neil Graham
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: County Chess 2018-19

I am very sad that I'm having to look at rule changes regarding SCCU stage of this year's competition. It is not surprising that County Chess has a problem in attracting and keeping captains. Also I'm not surprised that in club chess we still have disputes and appeals that are really not in the bes...
by Neil Graham
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 3 “I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world,” Jose Mourinho. We wait and see!! Firstly in answer to Lawrence's query - no admissions on Richarlison though as I write this 993,266 managers have transferred him out this we...
by Neil Graham
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Home Chess
Replies: 27
Views: 2888

Re: Director of Home Chess

Alex Holowczak is standing down , in no small part thanks to an excess of other commitments. .....oh no he's not https://www.englishchess.org.uk/nominations-for-the-2018-elections-at-the-agm/ Nominations are NOT being sought for the Director of Home Chess; no election is due for this post until 202...
by Neil Graham
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 2 "An accumulation of mistakes and punishments with goals was giving happiness and confidence to Brighton. Jose Mourinho It took 10 weeks last season for a team to accumulate a 100 point score - but Richard Beach has achieved this for a second consecutive week and, of course, is the top scorer...
by Neil Graham
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Venues

I'm on a mailing list for Wiltshire and see that the Brown Jack Chess Club have been told to vacate the premises by the end of August. In the past my own chess club was actually interrupted in the middle of a vital League match by the landlord of our meeting place to advise (in no uncertain terms) t...
by Neil Graham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week One "These are pretty seasoned Brazilian teams, these days...these are not just beach boys from Copacabana." - Clive Tyldesley, Bearing in mind the first week's results below we're going to have fun, fun, fun for the season. Wouldn't it be nice to report that last years backmarkers Alana and N...