Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

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Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:10 pm

First Quarter Report Weeks 1-10

Usual methodology - 5 pts for a 1st place down to 1 pt for a 5th place - number of weeks in brackets.

They say that cream rises to the top - well for Premier Chess Fantasy Football that's certainly the case. 2014 winner Richard Beach got off to a flier and was the only player to feature in the top five for all ten weeks, including seven at number one. However a host of high scorers - notably 2016 winner Gareth Yeo and runner-up Mark Leonard were hot on Richard's heels scoring in nine of the ten weeks. The other featured names include plenty of fantasy experts with three times winner Andrew Harley, who was champion in both 2017 & 2018 ominously in the top five for seven of the ten weeks.

1. Richard Beach 46 pts (10)
2. Mark Leonard 33 pts (9)
3. Gareth Yeo 28 pts (9)
4. Adam Bremner 13 pts (5)
5. Andrew Harley 9 pts (7)
6= Sam Herring 6 pts (4)
Richard Pert 6 pts (2)
8, Robert Ashworth 5 pts (2)
9. Eldar Alizada 4 pts (2)

Meanwhile Richard Beach was top scorer on two separate weeks with Grant Bucher the only other captain to equal this.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 pm

Week 11

Well better late than never............... just the top five places. Paul Spiller and Robert Ashworth move into positions 4 & 5.

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 89 779
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 66 746
3 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 63 739
4 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 88 706
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 80 703

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:04 pm

Week 12

November 9th Slavisa Jokanovic."Right now, where we are in bottom of the Premier League, this speculation is normal. But I don't have time to gossip." November 14th Fulham manager Jokanovic sacked.

Paul Spiller's Happy Days with a flag waving top score of 70 points whilst Tom Thorpe's Chess Army hoist up the white flag with a low score of 30. The top five teams retain their positions from last week.

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 56 835
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 54 800
3 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 51 790
4 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 70 776
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 68 771

For West Ham supporters - Lock, Stock and Carroll or a quick response to their ex-keeper DropItLikeitsHart

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Week 13

The pressure will build until we get positive results in Premier League games.” Mark Hughes

We've managed to get through November with just one managerial casualty. Surely Sparky Hughes must be next? Alan Pardew is waiting in the wings and Harry Redknapp in the Jungle. Meanwhile the Premier League slip a Friday night game in again!! Nearly missed it. Dave Ledger is the top scorer of the week with 93 points whilst David Lambert's "Hibbert for England" is backmarker on 26 points. Tony Hibbert played for Everton for 25 years, signing schoolboy forms in 1991 and eventually retiring in 2016 - he now runs a carp fishery in France. No change in the top five from last week.

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 62 897
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 41 841
3 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 35 821
4 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 47 819
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 47 818

And for Everton fans - a few team names Hi Ho Silva lining plenty of times; similarly Kings of Leon Osman.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Week 14

Rather later than planned (Week 15 has already taken place and will be reviewed before Week 16 I hope) here is a brief summary in the week when Mark Hughes was dismissed as predicted in Week 13. Whilst Sparky was an obvious choice for the golden boot "out of the door" , the next candidate is rather harder to anticipate. Top scorer of the week was John Garnett with a mind-blowing 88 points whilst Tom Thorpe with a mind-numbing 11 points was low scorer of the week. As last season, the early cut and thrust has been replaced by the very orderly sight of the five leaders maintaining their positions at the top of the League - the top four teams scored 64, 60, 58 & 59 so unsurprisingly "no change"

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 64 961
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 60 901
3 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 58 879
4 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 59 878
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 41 859

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 pm

Week 15

"It is my goal to get my name known here in the Premier League." Ralph Hasenhuttl.

For those of you who don't recognize the above name, Ralph is the new manager of Southampton replacing Sparky Hughes who, no doubt, will be reappearing elsewhere shortly (Reading for example). League Leader Mark Leonard reaches 1,000 points and has now moved up to 47th place overall but still trailing the leader Toni Haapanen of Finland who has 1112 points by over 70. Of more significance, Mark is now well clear of the field with long time leader Richard Beach now 100 points plus in arrears. It took till Week 18 last year for a Premier Chess team to reach 1,000 points. Stormin' performance of the week by It's Raining Mendy, Gareth Yeo's 2nd placed team with 84 points whilst Sabrina Chevannes team The Gay Boys occupy the bottom slot with a miserable 23 points.

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 79 1040
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 84 985
3 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 61 939
4 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 56 935
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 63 922

Wolves fans might like the following team names S Club Neves or NevesSayNevesAgain

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by John Garnett » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 pm
League Leader Mark Leonard reaches 1,000 points and has now moved up to 47th place overall but still trailing the leader Toni Haapanen of Finland who has 1112 points by over 70.
Is 47th the highest anyone in our league has ever been?

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:42 pm

John Garnett wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 pm
League Leader Mark Leonard reaches 1,000 points and has now moved up to 47th place overall but still trailing the leader Toni Haapanen of Finland who has 1112 points by over 70.
Is 47th the highest anyone in our league has ever been?
I can't ever recall anyone reaching these dizzy heights before (bearing in mind there are nearly 6,000,000 entrants). However it's the end of season positions that really reflect how a team has performed - already plenty of teams have dropped by the wayside and we are still not at the halfway stage.
Andrew Harley's 589th in 2007/8 is the best performance I'm aware of by a Premier Chess regular - though someone in one of the other leagues I play in once finished 38th overall.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:05 am

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 first change since Week 11. The purple Quality Street to Lawrence Cooper who scored 99 points whilst the sticky Toffee Penny goes to Kevin Williamson who could only manage 28 points. We start our "Up for the Cup" feature in Week 17. 45 pts and above (League Leader Mark Leonard just making the cut) guaranteed a place in the 1st Round whilst a few those players with 44 points managed to get in on a random draw. How many Premier Chess players will still be in the draw by Week 25?

1 Pokémon Trainer Mark Leonard 45 1085
2 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 76 1053
3 Sane Mane Happy Days Paul Spiller 80 1019
4 Harley Whites Andrew Harley 82 998
5 Pizza Hoedt Robert Ashworth 71 993

Cup opponents Always fascinating to see who we might be playing - first round opponents include Salt & Pepe & FC All In

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