Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

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Neil Graham
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Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:01 pm

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"These managers all know their onions and cut their cloth accordingly" - Mark Lawrenson.

Yes, you too have the opportunity to mix your metaphors with the best of them by joining this year's Premier Chess Fantasy Football League - the biggest and best fantasy League for chess players!

Here's the site https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and the joining code for new players in 2019-2020 is jgvncj. Regulars will be admitted automatically.

Sole rule is no pseudonyms for managers please - real names only!

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Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:05 am

Reminder :- You need to be in it to win it!!

Deadline for Week 1 is 19.00 tomorrow (Friday) - so if you haven't entered yet you need to be in by then to avoid missing a week.

Finally - the transfer deadline is today so all those with Lukaku, Kosielny et al will need to amend their teams!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:45 pm

Week One

You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Clint Eastwood (from Dirty Harry).

You probably will feel lucky if your name is Lucky Ndinisa whose team Lagos FC opened Week 1 with 142 points including 60 for Triple Captain Raheem Sterling and is top of overall ratings - at least for one week. Meanwhile Premier Chess began with a 96 point tally for Paul Talbot. Ominously three of our most successful managers Robert Ashworth, Mark Leonard and Gareth Yeo were 6th= on 88 points whilst Sabrina Chevannes was in 74th and last place with 34 points.

1 29Years no title lol Paul Talbot 96 96
2 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 94 94
3 Wrenchester United John Wrench 93 93
4= Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 89 89
4= Olympique Mayonnaise Grant Bucher 89 89

Meanwhile our team name of the week is MönchenGladToBeBach - so indeed welcome to the 2019-20 season!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:04 am

Week 2

My agent called me about Norwich's interest and the first reaction was 'not for me'. Teemu Pukki

Those of you who opted for the Norwich City striker had a field day in Week 2 and in the overall ratings those fortunate to nominate Pukki as captain coupled with Scandinavian compatriot John Lundstram (Sheffield United) took a giant leap up the table. Chris Davison's "Mad Maynard" was top scoring team with 75 points whilst Graham Mill-Wilson's SirOsisOfTheLiver managed a mediocre 21 points for the low score. Two new arrivals in Week 2 (missing Week 1) from Gavin Carter and John Sargent ensures that they fill the bottom two places - how long before they overhaul some Week One sides. Meanwhile Mark Leonard moves into the top five - Samuel Milson is the new leader - courtest of Pukki as his double points captain.

1 Milson's Machine Samuel Milson 71 156
2 Pumbedita Pygargs Anthony Kent 69 154
3 Oxspring Big Boys David Grobler 60 148
4 Wilson Pukki Mark Leonard 54 142
5= Hope Springs David Egginton 53 141
5= Oxford United Eldar Alizada 67 141

Finally Remember folks - a Friday night match (again). Lucky Ndinisa news - down to 3rd place but just a point off the joint leaders who have 205 points already.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:47 pm

Week 3

So for me to walk away from Bury and never go back is a very easy thing to do. Steve Dale - owner of Bury FC who were expelled from the EFL this week.

Last season Mark Leonard was the stand-out manager of Premier Chess Fantasy Football - he was in the top five for 37 of the 38 weeks. I point this out as he takes up the leadership in Week 3 this season. I had written quite a long piece earlier but promptly managed to delete it - so a rather abridged report this time. Top scorer of the week was Rob Ensor with 79 pts for Veni, Vardy, Vici whilst Dominic Rabbitte's Rabbit Rovers remained in their burrow with just 19 points for the low score.

1 Wilson Pukki Mark Leonard 70 212
2 Pumbedita Pygargs Anthony Kent 57 207
3 Oxspring Big Boys David Grobler 53 201
4 Olympique Mayonnaise Grant Bucher 60 200
5 Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 66 196

Team name of the week for Villa fans Mings The Merciless - which reminds me of the disastrous decisions I took - including leaving both Heaton and Mings on the bench! :(

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 am

Week 4

"My gratefulness and love for this club will be eternal. Javi Garcia, former Watson boss, sacked after 4 games.

After the international break we return to Premier League action. In Week 4 Mark Leonard maintains his position at the top with two new challengers emerging from the pack in Onos Kofi-Ofuafor & Rhys Cummings, the latter with the week's high score of 87. Meanwhile David Lambert's "Hibbert for England is the low scorer on 35 points. It's time for a first look at Nick's Picks - the wonderful world of selections from the team of Nick London - this year playing as To Hull and back. Nick first came to our attention in season 2016-17 when he finished in 63rd and last place; there was marginal improvement in the following two seasons (71st & 69th but not last) - however we are often introduced to players who never grace the fields of the Premier Division. Undeterred Nick has selected Max Kilman of Wolves (one minute played in 2018-19) to his squad this year along with James Chester (Villa) both on nil minutes and nil points plus this time round neither of Nick's chosen goalkeepers have played either. Nevertheless Nick is in 66th position at present - assisted by Sterling, De Bruyne & Kane.

1 Wilson Pukki Mark Leonard 61 273
2 Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 82 266
3 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 87 265
4 Pumbedita Pygargs Anthony Kent 54 261
5 One Pep Beyond Samuel Watts 81 258

Overall Top team is Stuck on Trent with 358 points. If you're wondering how this team managed to reach this their manager played his Triple Captain in Week 1; used his Wild Card in Week 2; Bench Boost in Week 3 and Free Hit in Week Four. Possibly a short-lived stop at the top?

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 am
Javi Garcia, former Watson boss
An elementary mistake my dear.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:58 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 am
Javi Garcia, former Watson boss
An elementary mistake my dear.
Two, actually.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:21 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 am
Javi Garcia, former Watson boss
An elementary mistake my dear.
Two, actually.
This proves a number of things:-

a) When the fixtures were a fortnight ago, it pays to write your review at the time rather than on the morning of the next set of fixtures
b) That some contributors here actually read as Ernie Wise might say "the piece wot I wrote"
c) That Watford (or it is Watson) are down for a Holmes win against Arsenal tomorrow.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:21 pm
b) That some contributors here actually read as Ernie Wise might say "the piece wot I wrote"
The best way to find out how many people have read something is to deliberately put a mistake in it.

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