Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

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NickFaulks
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:25 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:16 am
or fifth place in this season's Premier League.
I take your point, but Christopher was correct.
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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:45 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:25 am
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:16 am
or fifth place in this season's Premier League.
I take your point, but Christopher was correct.
Oh, assumed you were referring to 5th place in this year's premier league potentially qualifying for the Champions league.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:04 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:45 am
Oh, assumed you were referring to 5th place in this year's premier league potentially qualifying for the Champions league.
Yes, as CK said.
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by David Williams » Sat Apr 20, 2024 2:37 pm

After this week's results England is already behind Germany in the race for a fifth spot. To reverse it I think Aston Villa have to win both legs of their semi-final, and the final, and hope that the three German teams left lose virtually all their remaining games.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:39 pm

I think it's actually the Germans losing every match from what I read, which is unlikely enough, let alone Villa winning every match

Just shows that not even wrecking the game for everyone else is enough to make them successful
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Apr 26, 2024 11:13 pm

Week 34

"i enjoy nights like tonight" Sean Dyche after Everton thwart Liverpool's title ambitions.

As if by magic............Mark Leonard appears! Into Week 34 and suddenly from nowhere Mark scores 151 points and is overall leader after not appearing in the top five prior to this. It was a huge week for those who got it right with dozens of managers in triple figures courtesy of Free Hit and Bench Boost chips. Even those who haven't been paying any attention managed to reach these heady heights because of double matches for a number of clubs. Melvin Pool scored a magnificent 176 points whilst Neil Pennock a less than impressive 14 points as low scorer again.

1 McAtee Associates Mark Leonard 151 2181
2 Mostly Clevedon David Egginton 100 2177
3 Cunha Feel It? Thomas Evans 110 2167
4 What means this? Kaia Means 140 2158
5 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 111 2156

Finally Top score of the week was 217 points - but to achieve this 15 transfers were used.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Apr 28, 2024 9:35 pm

Premier Chess Cup

Here are the last 16 teams standing with their Week 35 pairings (latest position in brackets)

Batman and Robbins (8) Peter Hassan v Ranieri’s Long Shots (96) Stephen Whitehead

efc1985 (9) dax bale v Melvinho XI (20) Melvin Pool

TicklyTim's team (21) Tim Lunn v Ben is Mee (51) Ben Fearnhead

Runner Up (33) Blair Connell v Taiibe Terrors (68) Elliott Barnett

Beach Boys Revival (38) Richard Beach v SHOW ME THE MONEY(54) Adrian Matthews

Midfield Maestros XI (85) Mike Swanwick v Kingston Chess Nuts (69) Nick Grey

Spikenard (27) Anthony Kent v Ultra v2 (32) Charlie Nettleton

SAN1 (25) Sylwester Nowak v Ashiban City (117) Suhayl Abdalla

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 03, 2024 12:16 pm

Premier Chess Cup

Batman and Robbins (8) Peter Hassan v Ranieri’s Long Shots (96) Stephen Whitehead 73-55

efc1985 (9) dax bale v Melvinho XI (20) Melvin Pool 80-77

TicklyTim's team (21) Tim Lunn v Ben is Mee (51) Ben Fearnhead 86-82

Runner Up (33) Blair Connell v Taiibe Terrors (68) Elliott Barnett 71-79

Beach Boys Revival (38) Richard Beach v SHOW ME THE MONEY(54) Adrian Matthews 67-69

Midfield Maestros XI (85) Mike Swanwick v Kingston Chess Nuts (69) Nick Grey 65-76

Spikenard (27) Anthony Kent v Ultra v2 (32) Charlie Nettleton 72-74

SAN1 (25) Sylwester Nowak v Ashiban City (117) Suhayl Abdalla 78-47

Quarter Final

efc1985 v TicklyTim's team
Batman and Robbins v SAN1
SHOW ME THE MONEY v Ultra v2
Taiibe Terrors v Kingston Chess Nuts

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 03, 2024 6:29 pm

Week 35

"I also read that almost the whole squad of Man United is available," Oliver Glasner, Crystal Palace manager, when asked if United will sign Palace's star players.

Just like last week there's another late arrival - this time James Marley. David Egginton might have regained first place but for him the league might well be over. David has no chips left to play but the four teams below him are still holding a Bench Boost card - indeed teams 6-10 also have this in reserve. Ready to be played in Week 37! Matthew Timbrell and David Lambert joint top scorers for the week - our usual suspect with the low score again.

1 Mostly Clevedon David Egginton 81 2258 (none)
2 McAtee Associates Mark Leonard 74 2251 (Bench Boost)
3 Cunha Feel It? Thomas Evans 82 2249 (Bench Boost)
4 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 82 2238 (Bench Boost)
5 Dynamo Flick James Marley 93 2236 (Bench Boost)

Current overall leader Jonas Sand Låbakk (Norway) on 2,472 points.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 10, 2024 7:47 pm

Week 36

"I have enjoyed four and a half brilliant years at West Ham" David Moyes who will be leaving at the end of the season.

Three Dozen Premier Chess managers achieved triple figures in Week 36. A list would fill this report so a mention for David Grobler who with 118 was the top scorer whilst for a change Oto Obong-Bassey was wooden spoon holder of the week, Meanwhile David Egginton is still in first place but his rivals gather behind ready to play their bench boost chips and sweep past him. Overall winner is still too difficult to call - watch this space for an update after Week 37.

1 Mostly Clevedon David Egginton 97 2355
2 Cunha Feel It? Thomas Evans 102 2351
3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 108 2346
4 efc1985 dax bale 108 2339
5 McAtee Associates Mark Leonard 85 2336

On the other hand The Norwegian with the long name (see Week 35) has a mammoth gap of over fifty points to his nearest rival. He still has Bench Boost to play - so must be unassailable or so we think.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 10, 2024 8:06 pm

Premier Chess Cup

Quarter Final

efc1985 108-106 v TicklyTim's team
Batman and Robbinsv 104-64SAN1
SHOW ME THE MONEY 93-67 v Ultra v2
Taiibe Terrors 70-107 Kingston Chess Nuts

[b]Semi-Final draw[/b]

Kingston Chess Nuts V Batman and Robbins
efc1985 V SHOW ME THE MONEY

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 17, 2024 11:24 pm

Week 37

"The Arne Slot era is coming to an end. Let's enjoy the last moments." Feyenoord press statement - Slot to replace Klopp.

Week 37 was an outstanding week - Of the teams currently placed 1-50 in Premier Chess, 46 scored over 100 points. No team on our last page 151-167 reached triple figures but there were altogether 93 teams who achieved century scores. Highest amongst these were Sam Herring and Noah Poot who both achieved the maximum break of 147 whereas Neil Pennock again held the low score of the week again. With bench boosts played by his rivals, David Egginton drops out of the ftop five for the first time in 15 weeks

1 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 144 2490
2 Cunha Feel It? Thomas Evans 138 2489
3 efc1985 dax bale 146 2485
4 Slumdog Mignolet Sam Herring 147 2477
5 McAtee Associates Mark Leonard 139 2471

Special Week 38 preview to follow.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 17, 2024 11:25 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:24 pm
Week 37

"The Arne Slot era is coming to an end. Let's enjoy the last moments." Feyenoord press statement - Slot to replace Klopp.

Week 37 was an outstanding week - Of the teams currently placed 1-50 in Premier Chess, 46 scored over 100 points. No team on our last page 151-167 reached triple figures but there were altogether 93 teams who achieved century scores. Highest amongst these were Sam Herring and Noah Poot who both achieved the maximum break of 147 whereas Neil Pennock again held the low score of the week again. With bench boosts played by his rivals, David Egginton drops out of the top five for the first time in 15 weeks

1 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 144 2490
2 Cunha Feel It? Thomas Evans 138 2489
3 efc1985 dax bale 146 2485
4 Slumdog Mignolet Sam Herring 147 2477
5 McAtee Associates Mark Leonard 139 2471

Special Week 38 preview to follow.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Sat May 18, 2024 7:01 pm

Premier Chess Cup

Semi-Final results:-

Kingston Chess Nuts 132-141 Batman and Robbins
efc1985 146-103 SHOW ME THE MONEY

Final

efc1985 (Dax Bale) v Batman and Robbins (Peter Hasson)

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2023-24

Post by Neil Graham » Sat May 18, 2024 7:22 pm

Week 38 Preview

As we enter the final week of Premier Chess Fantasy football the result is too close to call. The top three teams are five points apart and indeed the 4th and 5th placed teams can't be discounted.

What is striking is that all the leading teams are almost mirror images of each other. Haaland is captain of them all, whilst Izak, Palmer, Foden, Gordon and Jackson figure prominently. The finishing results could well depend on choice of defenders - will Arsenal mainstays of White, Saliba & Gabriel keep clean sheets or will managers stick with Gvardiol and Porro? Finally who plays in goal as City shot-stopper Ederson is definitely out injured? A few seasons ago the League was decided in the last twenty five seconds of the last match to finish when an own goal deprived David de Gea of a clean sheet and the loss of four points meant that Mark Leonard (currently in 5th place) was demoted to runner-up. It could be that close this time.

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