Premier League Fantasy Football

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Kevin Williamson
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Kevin Williamson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:13 pm

David Gilbert wrote:I'll do this again this season if at least five people say they read it!
Thanks David - put me down as one of your five!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:00 pm

We all read it, your comments are as indispensable as the league!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:53 pm

David Gilbert wrote:I'll do this again this season if at least five people say they read it!
Only the parts in red, not the other uninteresting stuff. :D

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:02 pm

Short note that I will be removing James Friar's second team (one team per person) which has appeared this week.

thanks to the board member for the message that there are two James Friars - am making enquiries! The names have now been changed to "James Friar" and "Jim Friar" - so as reported to me these are teams run by James Friar snr and jnr!
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by John McKenna » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Can't you get Sabrina to change the name of her team to - Pussyfeet?
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:55 pm

I'm top of the league for 2 weeks running, and this thread dries up - typical! :(

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:I'm top of the league for 2 weeks running, and this thread dries up - typical! :(
You're still top although I briefly interrupted your lead :shock:

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Greg Breed » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:27 pm

Is David Gilbert on holiday or have there been no amusing quotes yet? Despite my poor start I want to read David's posts!...
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:24 pm

As Dave Bassett put it “It’s been two ends of the same coin”. I posted the first week's scores and surveyed for watchers. There was little interest. Only two people said they actually read the posts (you would make three), so writing the nonsense I've been putting out every week is a bit of a waste of time.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Greg Breed » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:25 pm

David Gilbert wrote:As Dave Bassett put it “It’s been two ends of the same coin”. I posted the first week's scores and surveyed for watchers. There was little interest. Only two people said they actually read the posts (you would make three), so writing the nonsense I've been putting out every week is a bit of a waste of time.
A shame you didn't see my post before yours:
Greg Breed wrote:Thanks David, I've really enjoyed your posts, summaries and hilarious quotes.
I do hope you will continue next season. 8)
Please do continue. Those of us who take part really do enjoy it! :)
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Peter Shaw » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:38 pm

I liked reading David's posts and I don't even take part in the league!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:41 pm

I, too, enjoy not taking part and also enjoy reading this thread, particularly David Gilbert's running commentary.
There is of course a rival 'football' thread but I find the jargon there impenetrable so I'm having trouble following NFL developments.
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:51 pm

I enjoyed reading the posts when I wasn't in the league and that was my main motivation to join. I'm sorry I wasn't more supportive earlier.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 pm

"Belgium are outside dark favourites to win the group" - Iain Dowie

Okay - by popular demand - it's back!

WEEK 4

This week's top swing goes to Siddharth Swaroop's annihilationism with a fast peddling 79.

At the top Gareth Harley-Yeo's iTeam trundle on, 17 points ahead of nearest rival Lawrence Cooper's Wengerboys.

With the bottom bracket it's Mitchell Burke's E4 Effort with a three-wheeler 25.

On the rear mud-guard it's the fast improving Mahmud Hasan who's 65 points this week closes the gap on Simon Brown and Jim Friar. The wooden spoon and the plastic fork beckon.

Ben Edgell is still playing - I think.

1 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 67 262
2 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 59 245
3 Good Vibes Revival Richard Beach 57 242
4 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 79 238
5 Lamb Tagine Simon Ansell 58 232
6 Evesham Wanderers Daniel Lambourne 50 232
7 Westbury Flycatchers Mark Leonard 55 229
8 What the Duck Andrew Garside 59 226
8 Tinkeraround Neil Milson 53 226
10 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 63 224
11 Spartak Cox Green Paul Cooksey 59 223
12 The Pussies Sabrina Chevannes 66 222
13 Leeds the Way Samuel Milson 73 222
14 The Oxted Royals Matthew Lunn 47 221
15 The tree people George Georgiou 50 221
16 Fools Gold John Garnett 58 220
17 Check This Richard Pert 54 217
18 Scored Again James Redburn 57 216
19 Gandalf the Red Ken Morrison 58 215
20 Rabbits that bite Dominic Rabbitte 52 213
21 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 51 212
21 Turner and Huth Grant Bucher 42 212
23 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 44 210
23 Shile of Pite Alan Tate 45 210
25 Frying high joe friar 50 209
26 SignalinNoise? Graham Ives 53 208
27 HolyBeardHair Dave Ledger 53 207
28 Enter team name Steven Smith 49 200
29 Keep Cov in Cov Mark Page 38 200
30 Inter Course Dewi Jones 40 199
31 wotnorooney? Graham Mill-Wilson 60 197
31 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 57 197
33 Haddocks David Gilbert 46 197
34 Tal Order ihor lewyk 42 196
35 Bullen's Bashers! Alex Bullen 44 193
36 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 46 193
37 Friar gambit james friar 42 192
38 Real Ronin Peter Musgrove 49 192
39 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 50 192
40 Brandeis and Bourbon Matthew Parry 52 191
41 Villaplus Robert Dale 51 188
41 RD11 Richard Dineley 47 188
43 Soulless Peter Staneland 49 188
43 Brilliant Corners Jonathan Tait 39 188
45 Chilli Bankers John Reyes 46 188
46 roobarb 'n' custard Neil Graham 50 188
47 Penyffordd pirates Bob Clark 26 187
48 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 52 185
49 The Fulham Boys Conor Murphy 42 181
50 lc fifavids luke cavanaugh 44 180
51 Bubbles Utd david grobler 38 179
52 65army Rob Ensor 52 172
53 GreasedWeasels Jim Everson 50 171
54 Pleased to Michu Craig Hanley 41 168
54 Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 37 168
56 killer-ball chris cantrill 27 166
57 Beginner's Luck Kevin Williamson 40 165
58 Pinstick XV Richard Bates 31 160
58 E4 Effort Mitchell Burke 25 160
60 Fergie kishan pattni 37 158
61 Soccer XI Shanjida Parvin 63 154
62 One Size Fitz Hall Alan Walton 44 144
63 The spoffers jim friar 43 135
64 Laurelei Simon Brown 41 133
65 Barcelona XI Mahmud Hasan 65 128
66 This_Is_My_Year Ben Edgell 1 -2

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:01 pm

“The Liverpool players are passing the cup down the line like a new born baby.... although when they are back in the dressing room they will probably fill it with champagne......something you should never do to a baby” - Alan Parry on the stuff you can't do to little ones any more

WEEK 5 HEADLINES

The iTeam hold on at the top with Evesham Wanders and Oxted Royals closing the gap in second and third.

Matthew Lunn’s Oxted Royals top score with super 84.

Alex Bullen takes away the cardboard bit in the middle of the toilet roll with a rubbish 19.

The excitement at the bottom of the league gets worse. Jim Friar enjoys last place as Mahmud Hasan and Simon Brown fly-by.

Beyond that Ben Edgell's nil points is two less than he needs to break even. Yawn!

1 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 58 320
2 Evesham Wanderers Daniel Lambourne 77 309
3 The Oxted Royals Matthew Lunn 84 305
4 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 61 299
5 Fools Gold John Garnett 75 295
6 Good Vibes Revival Richard Beach 53 295
7 What the Duck Andrew Garside 66 292
8 Rabbits that bite Dominic Rabbitte 73 286
9 Check This Richard Pert 68 285
10 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 71 283
10 Enter team name Steven Smith 83 283
12 Lamb Tagine Simon Ansell 50 282
13 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 37 282
14 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 50 274
15 Leeds the Way Samuel Milson 52 274
16 Tinkeraround Neil Milson 45 271
17 Frying high joe friar 56 265
18 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 63 260
19 The tree people George Georgiou 39 260
20 Spartak Cox Green Paul Cooksey 35 258
21 HolyBeardHair Dave Ledger 51 258
22 Westbury Flycatchers Mark Leonard 28 257
23 Scored Again James Redburn 40 256
24 Haddocks David Gilbert 57 254
25 Real Ronin Peter Musgrove 61 253
26 The Pussies Sabrina Chevannes 30 252
27 SignalinNoise? Graham Ives 48 252
28 Shile of Pite Alan Tate 45 251
29 Gandalf the Red Ken Morrison 31 246
29 Turner and Huth Grant Bucher 34 246
31 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 34 244
32 wotnorooney? Graham Mill-Wilson 46 243
33 Chilli Bankers John Reyes 55 239
34 Keep Cov in Cov Mark Page 38 238
35 Friar gambit james friar 45 237
36 The Fulham Boys Conor Murphy 55 236
37 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 50 235
38 roobarb 'n' custard Neil Graham 47 235
39 Inter Course Dewi Jones 34 233
40 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 38 230
41 RD11 Richard Dineley 41 229
42 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 36 229
43 Brilliant Corners Jonathan Tait 41 229
44 Villaplus Robert Dale 40 228
45 Tal Order ihor lewyk 31 227
46 Pleased to Michu Craig Hanley 59 227
47 Penyffordd pirates Bob Clark 37 224
48 Bubbles Utd david grobler 45 224
49 65army Rob Ensor 56 224
50 Fergie kishan pattni 63 221
51 Brandeis and Bourbon Matthew Parry 25 216
52 Pinstick XV Richard Bates 53 213
53 Bullen's Bashers! Alex Bullen 19 212
54 GreasedWeasels Jim Everson 40 211
54 Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 43 211
56 Soulless Peter Staneland 30 210
57 E4 Effort Mitchell Burke 53 209
58 lc fifavids luke cavanaugh 23 203
59 Soccer XI Shanjida Parvin 51 201
60 Beginner's Luck Kevin Williamson 35 200
61 killer-ball chris cantrill 30 196
62 One Size Fitz Hall Alan Walton 40 184
63 Barcelona XI Mahmud Hasan 51 179
64 Laurelei Simon Brown 35 168
65 The spoffers jim friar 29 164
66 This_Is_My_Year Ben Edgell 0 -2

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