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David Gilbert
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Wed May 15, 2013 1:05 pm

“London is up there with Madrid or Milan, but Glasgow’s unique, along with Liverpool and Newcastle.” George Graham on local derbies.

WEEK 37 HEADLINES (Just one week to go!)

It's not over until the fat person sings. Harley Hotspurs still hold pole position, but they lose ground to the IM underdog and the fast finishing Westbury Wanderers. Thrilling!

Mark Leonard's 72 makes him this week's top dog.

Kishan Pattni's f4 are in the lavatory with a mediocre 24

It looks all over at the bottom. Mike Lamb will get the spoon and Ihor Lewyk will take home the fork. Ben Edgell needn't have bothered!

1 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 40 2,151
2 IM underdog Richard Pert 52 2,129
3 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 72 2,114
4 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 67 2,099
5 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 60 2,068
6 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 60 2,021
7 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 46 2,016
8 Scored Again James Redburn 65 2,012
9 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 66 2,011
10 Don't Panic! Richard Beach 55 1,988
11 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 46 1,986
12 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 55 1,984
13 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 52 1,972
14 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 47 1,964
15 Sisu Out Mark Page 57 1,959
16 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 35 1,931
17 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 45 1,922
18 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 41 1,912
19 custard's last stand Neil Graham 56 1,907
20 65army Rob Ensor 41 1,898
21 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 43 1,878
22 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 57 1,867
23 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 50 1,862
24 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 51 1,855
25 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 31 1,854
26 Leedstheway Neil Milson 44 1,839
27 EDTeam Eoin Devane 67 1,837
28 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 36 1,833
29 Friars Champions james friar 30 1,832
30 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 70 1,829
31 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 54 1,794
32 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 54 1,792
33 Haddocks David Gilbert 43 1,776
34 Villaplus Robert Dale 46 1,766
35 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 27 1,734
36 I doh adamit jim friar 35 1,732
37 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 34 1,727
38 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 53 1,727
39 Okay Steven Smith 54 1,715
40 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 45 1,712
41 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 49 1,708
42 Bubbles Utd david grobler 52 1,702
43 Laufison Matthew Parry 46 1,654
44 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 52 1,619
45 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 43 1,617
46 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 33 1,600
47 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 38 1,556
48 Inter Yamam nigel wright 49 1,554
49 f4 kishan pattni 24 1,551
50 WADS Paul Waddingham 52 1,533
51 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 45 1,531
52 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 48 1,507
53 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 64 1,493
54 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 46 1,435
55 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 51 1,194
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 5 110

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Mon May 20, 2013 1:46 pm

"We played under the sort of pressure we've played all season, albeit a different sort of pressure" Sam Allardyce, Talking Sense


HEADLINES: WEEK 38 (Thank god that's over!)

Gaffer Andrew Harley saves the best to last and his top score of the week wins the Premier Chess Fantasy Football Championship 2012/13. Congratulations!

Richard Pert hangs on to the runner-up prize, holding the fast finishing Mark Leonard to four points.

In some of the mighty mini-leagues Dominic Rabbitte pips bother Liam by a measly six points. And on the Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh battle it finished:
1 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 58 2,079
2 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 43 2,059
3 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 46 2,002

As we have known since Christmas Mike Lamb takes the Wooden Spoon and Ihor Lewyk gets the Plastic Fork. Ben Edgell takes home the "what a waste of time" trophy.

1 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 84 2,235
2 IM underdog Richard Pert 39 2,168
3 Westbury Wanderers Mark Leonard 50 2,164
4 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 40 2,139
5 WENGERBOYS Lawrence Cooper 53 2,121
6 Scored Again James Redburn 73 2,081
7 HolyBeardhair Dave Ledger 58 2,079
8 Dynamo Wash Common Paul Cooksey 49 2,060
9 The Stokey Hot Shots John Reid 43 2,059
10 Don't Panic! Richard Beach 53 2,037
11 StatusUnited Peter Staneland 53 2,031
12 Alanzinhos Alan Tate 58 2,030
13 FlyMeToTheMoon Peter Tart 38 2,022
14 Jalapeno Holloway Simon Ansell 46 2,002
15 Sisu Out Mark Page 35 1,994
16 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 71 1,993
17 King of the Reds Ken Morrison 53 1,984
18 custard's last stand Neil Graham 65 1,972
19 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 48 1,960
20 65army Rob Ensor 57 1,955
21 Lucky Losers Utd joe friar 62 1,924
22 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 42 1,920
23 Catastrophe in Blue Jonathan Tait 47 1,902
24 Chilli Rbs All Stars John Reyes 47 1,901
25 Beginner's luck Kevin Williamson 32 1,899
26 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 63 1,896
27 Leedstheway Neil Milson 52 1,891
28 EDTeam Eoin Devane 46 1,883
29 Friars Champions james friar 43 1,875
30 Woodbridge Warriors Adam Hunt 45 1,874
31 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 53 1,847
32 Blue Oyster Regulars Craig Hanley 44 1,836
33 Villaplus Robert Dale 49 1,815
34 Haddocks David Gilbert 18 1,794
35 I doh adamit jim friar 38 1,770
36 Tom's Terrible Team Thomas Rendle 34 1,768
37 Andy's Allstars andrew garside 37 1,764
38 Enid Blyton & Hove A Dominic Rabbitte 31 1,758
39 Okay Steven Smith 37 1,752
40 Trash Talk F.C Liam Rabbitte 40 1,752
41 lukes legends luke cavanaugh 35 1,743
42 Bubbles Utd david grobler 37 1,739
43 Laufison Matthew Parry 69 1,723
44 The Gayboys Sabrina Chevannes 70 1,689
45 DreamTeamCFC Shane Ganeshan 32 1,649
46 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 46 1,646
47 f4 kishan pattni 74 1,625
48 Edgarley Lions Matt Turner 50 1,606
49 Stars and Tripe Mark Birkin 57 1,588
50 Inter Yamam nigel wright 25 1,579
51 WADS Paul Waddingham 44 1,577
52 Marshall's Magicians David Marshall 60 1,567
53 Chazzz State Charlie Linford 39 1,532
54 yorkshirechessdotorg ihor lewyk 29 1,464
55 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 40 1,234
56 Might_Not_Win. Ben Edgell 5 115

THE END

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Greg Breed » Mon May 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks David, I've really enjoyed your posts, summaries and hilarious quotes.
I do hope you will continue next season. 8)
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:28 pm

The new season approaches - the League has been renewed for 2013-2014.

If you played last season you will be automatically admitted.

If not the join code is 535671-132873

Two simple rules; one team per player; real names please for managers no pseudonyms.

Thanks to David Gilbert in advance for his coverage!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Greg Breed » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:20 am

I think I've learnt how to do better this time. Pick your best 11 and get 3 of the cheapest subs you can. I always went for half decent subs to plug the gaps but it meant i wasn't maximising my points per week. I've also noticed that some who really paid attention each week were not afraid to take the penalty points if additional transfers would likely garner more points. Logical in theory, but I imagine most were happy just to check in from time to time to see how they are doing. I doubt my diligence will improve this season...

I hope David continues his updates. I really liked them.
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Grobler » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:27 am

my team is picked...and Im going to win this year - well...I cant win at chess...so I have to turn my attention elsewhere :-)

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:40 am

Greg Breed wrote:I think I've learnt how to do better this time. Pick your best 11 and get 3 of the cheapest subs you can. I always went for half decent subs to plug the gaps but it meant i wasn't maximising my points per week. I've also noticed that some who really paid attention each week were not afraid to take the penalty points if additional transfers would likely garner more points. Logical in theory, but I imagine most were happy just to check in from time to time to see how they are doing. I doubt my diligence will improve this season...
Additional substitutions are only valuable if you're going to gain 4 points more than the other player would have scored.

You also need to forward plan in order to get your team as many playing minutes as possible. We've no idea what starting XIs will be at this stage of the season though, so I've selected my initial XI to have as many minutes as possible. (I chose 3000 as a minimum for the sake of picking something.) Dzeko was a bad pick last season. Although he had a very high points/game, the fact he had comparatively few minutes meant he was not someone you could pick.

I'm convinced that the start of a season is tantamount to a lottery. You don't know who will do well compared with the previous season, due to numerous changes, such as the manager (and his playing style) or any new transfers coming in. For example, Demba Ba was great at Newcastle, but was poor when he went to Chelsea to play on the bench.

I've been thinking about statistics for this, and I reckon points per minute per pricepoint, subject to playing a minimum of 60 minutes/game, is a valuable statistic.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Simon Ansell » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:45 am

I'm in! Waiting for Arsenal's plethora of new signings before picking my team :roll:

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Greg Breed » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Simon Ansell wrote:I'm in! Waiting for Arsenal's plethora of new signings before picking my team :roll:
You might be in for a long wait Simon! :P
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:18 pm

Remember to get your entries in by Saturday folks!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:42 pm

Can someone post instructions for potential new participants? Please!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:55 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Can someone post instructions for potential new participants? Please!
Hi Simon. You register and select your team; once this is done you apply to join a Private League. The joining code for Premier Chess is as shown above 535671-132873; that gets you in!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:11 pm

I'll do this again this season if at least five people say they read it!

"Neither team has really taken the baton by the scruff of the neck and put their stamp on it" - Nigel Worthington mixing it.

Lawrence Cooper's Wengerboys are the first week's top dogs with 95. Defending champion Andrew Harley isn't far behind with 83.

In the lavatory this week it's Conor Murphy's Fulham Boys with a wee-wee 35. Last year's wooden-spoonist Mike Lamb avoids last place for the first time since November 2012.

Ben Edgell's already on one - he'll probably give up now!

Congratulations to Sabrina Chevannes in naming her team - obviously fond of cats.

1 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 95 95
2 The tree people George Georgiou 90 90
3 iTeam Gareth Harley-Yeo 88 88
4 Westbury Flycatchers Mark Leonard 86 86
5 Evesham Wanderers Daniel Lambourne 85 85
6 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 83 83
7 Bullen's Bashers! Alex Bullen 82 82
8 Oldbury Ocelots Alex Holowczak 78 78
9 Turner and Huth Grant Bucher 77 77
10 Good Vibes Revival Richard Beach 76 76
10 Obi-Wan Kenobi Nil Jono Graham 76 76
10 Tinkeraround Neil Milson 76 76
13 Keep Cov in Cov Mark Page 74 74
14 Lamb Tagine Simon Ansell 73 73
14 lc fifavids luke cavanaugh 73 73
16 HolyBeardHair Dave Ledger 72 72
16 Spartak Cox Green Paul Cooksey 72 72
16 Shile of Pite Alan Tate 72 72
19 The Oxted Royals Matthew Lunn 71 71
20 Scored Again James Redburn 69 69
21 Brilliant Corners Jonathan Tait 68 68
22 Bubbles Utd david grobler 67 67
23 Villaplus Robert Dale 66 66
23 Chilli Bankers John Reyes 66 66
23 Brandeis and Bourbon Matthew Parry 66 66
23 Real Ronin Peter Musgrove 66 66
23 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 66 66
28 Penyffordd pirates Bob Clark 65 65
28 Fools Gold John Garnett 65 65
30 Inter Course Dewi Jones 62 62
31 Pinstick XV Richard Bates 61 61
31 Beginner's Luck Kevin Williamson 61 61
31 Check This Richard Pert 61 61
34 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 60 60
34 What the Duck Andrew Garside 60 60
34 Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 60 60
34 Tal Order ihor lewyk 60 60
38 wotnorooney? Graham Mill-Wilson 59 59
38 Leeds the Way Samuel Milson 59 59
38 Friar gambit james friar 59 59
38 Haddocks David Gilbert 59 59
42 4 Pint Attack Greg Breed 58 58
43 Rabbits that bite Dominic Rabbitte 57 57
44 Pleased to Michu Craig Hanley 55 55
45 Soulless Peter Staneland 54 54
45 Annihilationism Siddharth Swaroop 54 54
47 Gandalf the Red Ken Morrison 53 53
48 roobarb 'n' custard Neil Graham 52 52
49 Enter team name Steven Smith 50 50
50 Frying high joe friar 49 49
50 E4 Effort Mitchell Burke 49 49
52 Dance Monkey Dance Mike Lamb 48 48
53 The Pussies Sabrina Chevannes 47 47
54 GreasedWeasels Jim Everson 45 45
54 Fergie kishan pattni 45 45
56 One Size Fitz Hall Alan Walton 44 44
57 65army Rob Ensor 42 42
58 The Fulham Boys Conor Murphy 35 35
59 This_Is_My_Year Ben Edgell 1 1

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by benedgell » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:50 pm

Connor F'in Wickham. My dreams of a zero- point season dashed already :(

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:47 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Can someone post instructions for potential new participants? Please!
Hi Simon. You register and select your team; once this is done you apply to join a Private League. The joining code for Premier Chess is as shown above 535671-132873; that gets you in!
Thanks Neil

Missed last week but now raring to go....

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