Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 05, 2021 10:28 pm

Three Man United matches in gameweek 35 albeit with them having to play Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday there may be a bit of rotation.

Nick Grey
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Nick Grey » Wed May 05, 2021 10:40 pm

Man City - Chelsea will be a reserve game only because they cannot play their women.

Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 am

Week 34

"What happened at Old Trafford on Sunday was a riot. And a disgrace" Richard Keys criticises Gary Neville for comments made on SKY.

Those managers looking to Liverpool and Manchester United players for points were left floundering as the Premier League postponed the match after supporters stormed the stadium at the weekend. A double dose of despondency as most-captained player Harry Kane failed to either score or assist whereas his team mates Son & Bale helped themselves to multiple points. Long time leader John Garnett was one of many of sufferers with these setbacks and as a result the gap to second placed Sam Smith has now narrowed to 35 points. As suggested last time we see David Lambert make his debut into the top five. Top score of the week of 92 points to Rhys Cummings whilst slip sliding way goes Harvey Kelly with a 7 points low score
1. UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 36 2240
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 55 2205
3 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 45 2173
4= Hibbert for England David Lambert 54 2168
4= Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 39 2168

Week 35..........is a mammoth week. As pointed out above, double weeks for plenty of teams/managers approaching.

Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 14, 2021 2:44 pm

Week 35

"Winning the Premier League is the ultimate fulfilment of our ambitions. Manchester City captain Fernandinho.

Week 35 was the big week with multiple matches and points to be gained. 18 of the top 20 Premier Chess managers scored over 100 points. Leader John Garnett had no chips to play but still scored 135 points. His rivals have scattered in his wake and it will take a huge turnaround for anyone to catch him now..... except for one exception. Second placed Sam was top scorer of the week playing his Bench Boost card for a adjusted 145 points (one transfer). He now trails John by just twenty five points with three weeks left. Quick mention for me, 2nd highest score of the week and appearing on Page One for the first, and probably last, time. Finally spare a thought for Chris Willoughby with the low score of the week of 37 points - despite a host of stars in his team (Lingard, Son, Dias, Kane etc).

1. UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 135 2375
2. CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 149 2350
3 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 132 2288
4= Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 109 2282
4= Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 114 2282

Overall - too close to call. 2 points ahead from his closest challenger is still Ola Hovde but there are a dozen challengers within 30 points. Everything to play for!

Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 17, 2021 2:48 pm

Week 36

'Our dreams can come true... if we have the courage to pursue them.' Leicester City F.A. Cup Final banner

In contrast to last Game Week, very little occurred in Week 36. Scores were very much the same throughout; witness the top scorer was Steven Smith on 70; Tony Niccoli on 73 taking a transfer deduction to reduce his score to 69. John Garnett maintained his lead at the top whilst Alex Bullen cemented his position as 120th and last with a low score of 15 points and now trails John by 1,099 points! Which brings us on to The Strange Case of Paul Spiller whose team of Victor Moses Lawn is in free-fall since Week 28 having lost over 3,000,000 places. The reason is that weekly transfers over the period have exceeded 110 with 17 & 19 transfers taking place in some weeks; small wonder therefore that in ten weeks Paul's total score has advanced by less than 100 points.

1 UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 52 2423
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 41 2387
3 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 61 2345
4 Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 60 2342
5 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 54 2336

Overall Absolutely nothing separates the top teams still - last year the leader at Week 37 was overtaken in the final week although the overall winner was subsequently disqualified for reasons that never became clear.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Fri May 21, 2021 8:31 pm

Week 37

"We can share one last special moment together, as one pack." Nuno Espirito Santo who is resigning as Wolves manager.

With Nuno and Roy Hodgson on their bikes (as well as Big Sam) who will be filling those vacancies next season? There is certainly no vacancy at the top of Premier Chess where John Garnett is home and dry unless he decides, like Paul Spiller, it's a good time to make 18 transfers in a week. Rather late in the day Mark Lim played his bench boost chip to score an impressive 98 points whilst Dominic Rabbitte has not played any chips or made any transfers at all during the season - his 18 point tally for Week 37 the low point of the week - which probably means that Dominic will finish even lower than 2019-20 when he was 78th out of 79 players.

1 UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 65 2488
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 55 2442
3 Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 65 2407
4 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 45 2390
5 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 53 2389

Overall To close to call. Ola Hovde still in the lead by 1 point; one has the horrible feeling that he will fail. Enquiries on the disqualification last year show that the winner made some inappropriate posts on social media which resulted in his removal. Finally the Fantasy Cup Final takes place a little behind it's real counterpart where Duck,Duck,Goose take on Rangers FC. There is a prize for the winner; however the loser doesn't even receive his BFH as Jim Bowen might have said.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 24, 2021 12:24 pm

Week 38

There was no preview for Week 38 simply as John Garnett was so well established at the top whilst Alex Bullen had concreted his position as 120th and last. Consequently the remaining places were the equivalent of rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. For the record top score of the week was from Harvey Kelly in 115th place with 80 points - as he has obviously not looked at his team for months this accolade will have passed him by whilst Dominic Rabbitte was overhauled by Harvey as his score was just 9 points and thus also the low score of the season in 8,204,730th place.

There is more to come - so for the record here are our five leading scores after the completion of Week 38. Congratulations to John! :D

1 UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 63 2551
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 45 2487
3 Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 62 2469
4 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 53 2442
5 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 52 2438

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 24, 2021 4:14 pm

Final Results

Here are the full scores for 2020-21. Entrants increased by 50% up to 120.

1 UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 2551
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 2487
3 Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 2469
4 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 2442
5 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 2438
6 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 2437
7 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 2433
8 Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 2430
9 Hibbert for England David Lambert 2426
10 All is not lost Kaia Means 2408
11 Melvinho XI Melvin Pool 2402
12 My Cousin Botvinnik Danny Rosenbaum 2390
13 F.C. Zdybki Bartlomiej Zdybowicz 2381
14 Dynamo Flick James Marley 2380
15 The Beach Boys Richard Beach 2379
16 Luke Kylewalker Mark Talbot 2375
17 Slumdog Mignolet Sam Herring 2347
18 Frying High Joe Friar 2332
19 Money Onomah Mind Robert Ashworth 2319
20 Gini Mini Mane Mo Matthew Timbrell 2318
21 Eze Does It Lorin D'Costa 2315
22 Maximum 20 character Steven Smith 2314
23 Just Arsen around David Egginton 2298
24 Arlandria FC Alberto Gissi 2297
25= Hulkamania Adam Bremner 2291
25= Hit and hope Mark Leonard 2291
27 Kane and Ables Patrick Coleman 2289
28 Bubbles United David Grobler 2288
29 Oakhill Alf Barsnes 2284
30 Spica Adam Taylor 2268
31 Farcelona Richard York-Weaving 2265
32 Grimbledon United Nigel Donovan 2257
33 LJBN Tony Niccoli 2256
34 Bits and Pieces Kevin Williamson 2254
35= Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 2252
35= '96 Comeback Special Ed Dodds 2252
37= Chairboy Pieces Daniel Lambourne 2238
37= Hammertime Graham Ives 2238
39 Raising Kane Simon Brown 2236
40 AboveChideraAbana Yong Wang 2234
41 BLUE FOXES Mick Garland 2233
42 Bobsy's Charlton John Reyes 2232
43= David Brentford Adam Cranston 2230
43= Sisu Out Mark Page 2230
45= one legged men Hendrik Hoffmann 2218
45= Easy Tiger Mike Garland 2218
47 Bayern Bru Nathan Talbot 2213
48 Gattopardo FC (NJL6) Neil Jamieson 2199
49 Takumi At Six Taran Jina 2196
50 Roobarb'n'Custard Neil Graham 2189
51 Olympique Mayonnaise Grant Bucher 2188
52 Neves Say Never Thomas Evans 2182
53 Woodpushers Alan Walton 2173
54 Veni Vardy Vici Rob Ensor 2171
55 KunBucket Samuel Watts 2170
56 Padova Pygargs Anthony Kent 2168
57 MVPpe Stephen Whitehead 2166
58 To Elland Back Samuel Milson 2165
59 Brentford FC Jonathan Tait 2152
60 Werner Herzog Andrew Beswick 2150
61 Invincibles49 Niko Lubina 2148
62 Werner Bros. Gareth Yeo 2142
63 poolewe town George Wright 2133
64 Free Wendy Roland Graf 2126
65 Excelsior Matthew Parry 2123
66 SHOW ME THE MONEY Adrian Matthews 2115
67 Pukka Pad Jota Michael Ashworth 2112
68 Nick Went 2 Mow Nick Grey 2106
69 Super Slavs Squats James Friar 2105
70 Wollaton Rovers Gavin Carter 2100
71 Chesster's Army Tom Thorpe 2093
72 No Skill Just Luck Sam Parry 2088
73 WeeFra Francis Moan 2082
74 Chasing my tail agai Jonathan Blackburn 2070
75 Rensenbrink Robert Counsell 2060
76= Only Ray Parlour Mark Lim 2054
76= PaulsWombles Paul Janota 2054
78 Attackers Anonymous Peter Hunt 2053
79 = Black Knights Anthony Ibbitson 2050
79= Wrenchester United John Wrench 2050
81 Ashiban United Suhayl Abdalla 2046
82 Soylent Greenwood Phil Makepeace 2041
83 AFC Jonesy Tim Jones 2040
84 Mixaliada Michael Tzanidakis 2038
85 Fantasy Champ Paul Talbot 2030
86 No Name FC Chris Davison 2028
87= 2 Bin Club Richard Dineley 2026
87= Count on Mee Alex Sheerin 2026
89 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 2023
90 aubamawhoaubamawhafc Lorcan Pritchard 2007
91 Scored Again James Redburn 2000
92= Chicken and chips Andrew Willoughby 1985
92= Werner Brothers Luke Hayden 1985
94 Of Mice and Mendy Lewis Turner 1982
95 Mixed Fortunes Paul Colburn 1976
96= The Octopus Knights Francesca Matta 1974
96= Aubameyangadingdong Alan Jelfs 1974
98= Mane on my mind Sabrina Chevannes 48 1973
98= neftchi Eldar Alizada 1973
100 Poisoned Prawns Stuart Iles 1943
101 MyGuaitaGentlyWeeps Samuel George 1937
102 Heanor Town FC Nigel Wright 1924
103 No Name City Graham Mill-Wilson 1915
104 MK Warriors Peter Finn 1896
105 Uneed2 keep running Rene Butler 1893
106 The Bubble Breakers Mike Swanwick 1886
107 Gini, Mini, Mane, Mo Matthew Payne 1866
108 Chocolatekettle Ruairí Flynn-Connolly 1845
109 Apzer FC Charlie Nettleton 1844
110 To Hull & Back Again Nick London 1785
111 KFC Streatham Leon Watson 1770
112 Maybury's Marvels Phil Maybury 1734
113 willowbaggies Chris Willoughby 1723
114 Victor Moses Lawn Paul Spiller 1717
115 Karate's BadBoy Harvey Kelly 1640
116 wolvesdb randomers David Blower 1597
117 Rabbit United Dominic Rabbitte 1581
118 Black Skywalker Colin Hughes 1544
119 BeardHair Dave Ledger 1482
120 Bullen a China Shop Alex Bullen 1388

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Tue May 25, 2021 3:48 pm

Quarter 4 Weeks 30-38

There was little to play for as John Garnett cemented his position at the top and was first for the duration of the quarter. His main challengers Sam Smith and Lawrence Cooper trailed in his wake; John Peters disappeared from the top five during the quarter whilst Andrew Harley and Eddy Hargreaves who both made a fleeting appearance in Quarter Three established themselves in the top five. David Lambert and Melvin Pool both made a solitary appearance and quickly returned to the pursuing pack.

Usual methodology - 5 pts for a 1st place; down to 1 pt for 5th. Number of weeks in brackets.

1 UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 45pts (9)
2 CHANGE NAME Sam Smith 34pts (9)
4 Wengerboys Lawrence Cooper 19pts (9)
3 Harley Mitrokane Andrew Harley 16pts (8)
5 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 10pts (5)
6 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 9pts (4)

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