Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

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Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:47 pm

Week 37+

Although not able to finish the task I was brought in to achieve, I wish Watford all the best for their final two games. Cheers, Nigel Pearson on being sacked.

Can he maintain that gap? That was the question we asked about Paul Spiller in Week 36+. The answer was "No" as in Week 37+ we have a new leader as David Egginton scored a mind-blowing 93 points to take top spot for the first time this season. John Peters has emerged too as a challenger with 103 points , best score of the week and now within a dozen points of the overall lead. Meanwhile James Redburn had that sinking feeling with a low score for the week of 29 points.

1 Hope Springs David Egginton 93 2277
2 Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 58 2275
3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 103 2266
4 Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 63 2257
5 Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 58 2252

Preview There will be a preview of Week 38+ for both Premier Chess and overall before play on the final day Sunday 26th with a 4.00pm kick-off in all fixtures.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Week 38+ preview

Just twenty five points separate the top five managers - add Thomas Evans in sixth place and barring some sensational score elsewhere these are the managers who will contest the top spot in Premier Chess this season. In 2016 the final destination was settled in the 93rd minute of the last match; could we see the same again this time? Paul Spiller and Sam Herring have contested the lead for many weeks but in Week 37+ David Egginton suddenly made a move whilst John Peters appeared from nowhere. The key factor may be the special chips left - Paul and Sam are out of options - whilst the other four contenders still have a Free Hit or Wild Card to play.

Many teams now have nothing to play for in the Premier League, Liverpool are home and dry and held the trophy aloft at Anfield; so will they field a strong team against Newcastle? Similarly Manchester City must have one eye on the Champions League so who will play in their last match against Norwich? With Kane, Sterling, Ings, Aubameyang, Vardy, Salah & Mané all looking for the golden boot or to reach 20 goals who is going to be left in?

Overall After being relegated to Page Two, Magnus Carlsen has made a dramatic comeback and now sits in 4th spot behind Chris McGowan. Here are the top scores overall at Week 37+

1 Aúpa Atleti Chris McGowan 63 2491
2 The Bulldozers Joshua Bull 62 2489
3 @TooGoodFPL (ABVD) Aleksandar Antonov 71 2482
4 MCT 50% mgfl.bass Magnus Carlsen 76 2479
5 mikey2001 Michael Murphy 79 2471

Again some teams have chips to play with the leader still holding a Triple Captain card. Choices become paramount - had Magnus selected Sterling as captain last week rather than Rashford, he would be in number 1 position now. As well as this there are plenty of other teams within distance so we await the results to see if the World's Number 1 chess player is Number 1 at Fantasy Football.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:48 am

Week 38 - Final Result

A win for David Egginton by 16 points - more to follow.

1. Hope Springs David Egginton 67 2344
2 Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 80 2328
3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 58 2324
4 Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 45 2320
5= Jonny Be Good Thomas Evans 70 2316
5= Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 59 2316

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:12 pm

Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:12 pm
7. Chess star is king of the draft
Coverage of Magnus's final week will follow as well!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am

Week 38+

“They gave themselves too much to do in too short a time to do so." Luther Blissett (ex-Watford player)

David Egginton took the lead in Week 37 and held out against all challengers to become Premier Chess Fantasy Football Manager for 2019-20. His score of 67, whilst not exceptional, was sufficient to hold off all his challengers with Sam Herring on 80 points the only one to make ground but even then he was 16 points adrift as the gap, reported in Week 37+ of only two points, widened. Several players made only fleeting appearances and a good many sat on the bench for this last week. If you were fortunate enough to pick Manchester City players rather than Liverpool the points soon mounted - none more so than in Simon Brown's team with top shop score of 102 points. I am afraid to say down in the Bargain Basement was my team - despite having a bench boost card that yielded a magnificent six points, plus replacing Fernandes with Antonio and nominating Salah as captain - a less than magnificent 30 points was the result as I lost 350,000 places in one week!

Overall

On Week 38 Aleksandar Antonov (Bulgaria) who had been sitting in third place for the preceding three weeks swept past the first and second placed teams from Week 37+. His massive total of 93 points with De Bruyne (38 points) as captain meant that he finished some 18 points ahead of the second placed manager. Magnus Carlsen suffered the same fate as me with a minimal 40 points and over dependence on Messrs Salah and Antonio. He dropped from 4th to 11th spot. Overall scores are given below:-

1 @TooGoodFPL (ABVD) Aleksandar Antonov 93 2575
2 The Bulldozers Joshua Bull 68 2557
3 Aúpa Atleti Chris McGowan 58 2549
4 Martial Mata's LP Will Turner 81 2547
5 mikey2001 Michael Murphy 76 2547

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:09 pm

Full results

Here are the full results for Premier Chess Fantasy Football 2019-20

1 Hope Springs David Egginton 2344
2 Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 2328
3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 2324
4 Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 2320
5= Jonny Be Good Thomas Evans 2316
5= Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 2316
7 Olympique Mayonnaise Grant Bucher 2314
8 Know what I mean? Mark Leonard 2282
9 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 2276
10 Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 2246
11 It's Raining Mendy Gareth Yeo 2240
12 Pumbedita Pygargs Anthony Kent 2237
13 Own goal special Tony Niccoli 2234
14 Garde Ta Foyth Michael Ashworth 2233
15 Frying High Joe Friar 2229
16 29Years no title lol Paul Talbot 2224
17 George Town George Georgiou 2214
18 Maximum 20 character Steven Smith 2183
19 Hit Or Miss Kevin Williamson 2182
20 Ramblas VI Simon Brown 2174
21 SHOW ME THE MONEY Adrian Matthews 2166
22 Harley Hotspurs Andrew Harley 2161
23 Haller Fame Robert Ashworth 2160
24 No Kane no gain Nathan Talbot 2144
25 Poisoned Prawns Stuart Iles 2139
26 Here It Comes John Garnett 2130
27 Sisu Out Mark Page 2121
28 HammerTime Graham Ives 2116
29 Oxspring Big Boys David Grobler 2115
30 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 2114
31 Dream team Alex Sheerin 2112
32 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 2110
33 Emery Little Helps Adam Cranston 2102
34 Avin a Mair Jonathan Blackburn 2101
35 Ligers FC ANDREW BESWICK 2099
36 Cheltichsham Daniel Lambourne 2087
37 A Pig In A Poke Paul Colburn 2084
38 JC4PMUTD Jonathan Tait 2080
39= The Kouyate Kid Lorin D'Costa 2079
39= Wrenchester United John Wrench 2079
41= Busted Custard Neil Graham 2078
41= AFC Quina’s Mustard Samuel George 2078
43 Milson's Machine Samuel Milson 2076
44 Reti Rovers Neil Jamieson 2072
45= Woodpushers Alan Walton 2070
45= Hibbert for England David Lambert 2070
47 Hart Brooksit Lorcan Pritchard 2061
48 Zugzwang Thomas Rendle 2060
49 20LEgend Mark Talbot 2053
50 Mad Maynard FC Chris Davison 2052
51 Grimbledon United Nigel Donovan 2045
52 One Pep Beyond Samuel Watts 2038
53= Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 2037
53= Dier another day James Friar 2037
55 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 2035
56= Bullen a china shop Alex Bullen 2023
56= SirOsisOfTheLiver Graham Mill-Wilson 2023
58 Burkey United Mitchell Burke 2015
59 Kolasinotcher Phil Makepeace 2009
60 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 2002
61 one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 1995
62 Bobsy Charlton John Reyes 1984
63 Veni Vardy Vici Rob Ensor 1968
64 SterlingShire Alan Jelfs 1964
65 Pêl-droed Enfys Tom Thorpe 1953
66 Scored Again James Redburn 1951
67 The Keita Success Matthew Payne 1931
68 Farcelona Richard Weaving 1912
69 Check This Richard Pert 1895
70 Sabzy's Boy Toys Sabrina Chevannes 1871
71 Ozymandias Richard Dineley 1839
72 Oxford United Eldar Alizada 1783
73 Sabri's Revolvers Mike Swanwick 1762
74 Wollaton Rovers Gavin Carter 1716
75 Excalibur Matthew Parry 1679
76 To Hull And Back Nick London 1667
77 BeardHair Dave Ledger 1647
78 Rabbit Rovers Dominic Rabbitte 1621
79 AFC HKJ John Sargent 1600

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:55 pm

Quarter Four Report - Weeks 30+ to 38+

When we took an enforced break at the end of Quarter Three, Paul Spiller and Sam Herring were setting the pace as they had been for some time. Their long time challenger Onos Kofi-Ofuafor disappeared after Week 32+ and Adam Bremner emerged as their main rival. Everything was to change in Week 37+; both Paul and Sam scored 58 points and suddenly David Egginton who had been occupying the lower places in the top five took top spot whilst John Peters with a score of 100+ appeared from nowhere. David's Week 38+ was unexceptional but none of his challengers could score sufficient points to overtake him and in fact the gap widened from the preceding week.

Here are the scores for the final quarter, as usual 5 points for a 1st place down to 1 for fifth - number of weeks in the top five in brackets with nine weeks maximum.

1. Paul Spiller 40 pts (9)
2. Sam Herring 31 pts (9)
3. Adam Bremner 24 pts (9)
4. David Egginton 17 pts (6)
5. Richard Beach 9 pts (5)
6. John Peters 6 pts (2)
7= Thomas Evans 5 pts (4)
7= Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 5 pts (3)

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:56 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am
Overall

On Week 38 Aleksandar Antonov (Bulgaria) who had been sitting in third place for the preceding three weeks swept past the first and second placed teams from Week 37+. His massive total of 93 points with De Bruyne (38 points) as captain meant that he finished some 18 points ahead of the second placed manager. Magnus Carlsen suffered the same fate as me with a minimal 40 points and over dependence on Messrs Salah and Antonio. He dropped from 4th to 11th spot. Overall scores are given below:-

1 @TooGoodFPL (ABVD) Aleksandar Antonov 93 2575
2 The Bulldozers Joshua Bull 68 2557
3 Aúpa Atleti Chris McGowan 58 2549
4 Martial Mata's LP Will Turner 81 2547
5 mikey2001 Michael Murphy 76 2547
Except, there's been a change winner disqualified
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:43 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am
Overall

On Week 38 Aleksandar Antonov (Bulgaria) who had been sitting in third place for the preceding three weeks swept past the first and second placed teams from Week 37+. His massive total of 93 points with De Bruyne (38 points) as captain meant that he finished some 18 points ahead of the second placed manager. Magnus Carlsen suffered the same fate as me with a minimal 40 points and over dependence on Messrs Salah and Antonio. He dropped from 4th to 11th spot. Overall scores are given below:-

1 @TooGoodFPL (ABVD) Aleksandar Antonov 93 2575
2 The Bulldozers Joshua Bull 68 2557
3 Aúpa Atleti Chris McGowan 58 2549
4 Martial Mata's LP Will Turner 81 2547
5 mikey2001 Michael Murphy 76 2547
Except, there's been a change winner disqualified
For reasons unclear - maybe they didn't fancy paying his fare from Bulgaria?

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:50 pm

It appears to be an allegation of cheating; quite appropriate really
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:59 pm

2019-20 Final Report

Here is the compilation of all the results from the four quarters of the season. Paul Spiller and Sam Herring dominated yet it was 5th placed David Egginton who was overall winner at Week 38. Usual formula of 5 pts for 1st place and number of weeks (out of 38) in brackets.

1. Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 137 pts (33)
2. Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 101 pts (27)
3. Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 59 pts (25)
4. Avin a Mair Jonathan Blackburn 53 pts (13)
5. Hope Springs David Egginton 36 pts (18)
6. Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 24 pts (9)
7= Pumbedita Pygargs Anthony Kent 22pts (12)
7= Ramblas VI Simon Brown 22pts (6)
9. Olympique Mayonnaise Grant Bucher 20pts (8)
10. Know what I mean? Mark Leonard 19pts (6)

This completes our review of 2019-20 onward and (hopefully) upward to the new season.

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