Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

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Neil Graham
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Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:03 pm

The Premier League commences on Saturday 12th September so once again the chance to become the Magnus Carlsen of Fantasy Football

You can follow the progress of the World Chess Champion in 2019-20 when he outpointed over seven million other managers by using Google or by referring here viewtopic.php?f=36&t=10346

Meanwhile Premier Chess managers will already selecting their teams here https://fantasy.premierleague.com/

To become the new Jürgen Klopp the join code for this season is 9as9zf for new managers.

Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:03 pm

Final Reminder for Saturday - 84 teams so far. Can we reach the hot 100?

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:30 am

It took me a matter of minutes in the Sheffield Utd v Wolves match to regret a late decision to jettison Jiminez & Saiss in favour of TAA & Ayew. My Arsenal paranoia in making Mitrovic captain ahead of Salah, Vardy etc appears equally foolish.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 pm

I need some help on the optional buttons. I have Willian as was CHELSEA.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:57 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 pm
I need some help on the optional buttons. I have Willian as was CHELSEA.
Your team is now Arsenal 2 players (inc Willian) and 2 Chelsea players (Willian having departed). This means that you can now introduce a further Chelsea player on a transfer-in whereas before having three Chelsea players, the maximum from a club, you would have been unable to transfer in any more.

If you already had three Arsenal players and Willian who was with Chelsea and selected by you on that basis joined Arsenal you could continue with four Arsenal players until you made a transfer when one of the Arsenal players would have to be jettisoned.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 pm

Thanks. Arsenal 2 is ok. I may put a Newcastle in to help the North East. No idea about captain or bench boost.

Neil Graham
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Week One

"Nothing gives me comfort that the club can pay its debts in a reasonable period” Judge Sebastian Prentis orders the winding-up of Macclesfield Town with debts of £500,000. Gareth Bale earns £500,000 a week at Real Madrid.

Welcome to "Premier Chess" with an entry this season of 115 teams. There will be weekly updates here throughout the season with comment on the latest scores both high and low. Newcomer Daniel Rosenbaum hit the heights with an opening total of 93 points whilst Mark Talbot plumbed the depths with a miserable 18 points as the likes of Son, Kane, Doherty and Ings etc failed to impress.

1 My Cousin Botvinnik Danny Rosenbaum 93 93
2 Tasty Biscuitmen Eddy Hargreaves 90 90
3 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 89 89
4 Woodbridge Wanderers Adam Hunt 86 86
5 Chairboy Pieces Daniel Lambourne 84 84

Meanwhile:- We'll follow the progress of Magnus Carlsen (Team name Fabrikken FPL) throughout the season and other sundry sides starting with Svend Alexander Karlsen whose top opening score was 142 including triple points for captain Salah.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:04 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Week One

"Nothing gives me comfort that the club can pay its debts in a reasonable period” Judge Sebastian Prentis orders the winding-up of Macclesfield Town with debts of £500,000. Gareth Bale earns £500,000 a week at Real Madrid.
Are you comfortable with this?
The indications are that Tottenham will pay 40% of Bale's salary, which is in excess of £600,000 a week.

This figure may involve bonuses, so the actual payment may be less than £260,000 a week, but it will still place Bale above even Harry Kane, who signed a £200,000-a-week deal in 2018.

However, coming less than six months after chairman Daniel Levy put staff on furlough, and less than four months after Tottenham took out a £175m loan from the Bank of England - which it expressly says will not be used to buy players and is more likely to help pay loans for their £1bn stadium - it still raises questions about the deal.
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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 pm

In answer to Mick's post above - am I comfortable with this?

There are myriad things I'm not comfortable with which would take up considerable space on this board. As for Gareth Bale's wages - am I bothered about them - no; I've no say in how/why footballers' wages are paid. If I started worrying about such things I'd never leave the house.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:52 pm

Daniel Levy has a bargain. No way paying those sums.

As for Macclesfield Town last season they fielded a team of boys against my team Kingstonian. We have not received funds owed by them.

Ks downfall from our heights was paying footballers' wages - not organising the annual pre season game against Chelsea that alone covered the season with Chelsea reserves deal.

Non league football may as well be wound up now. And the local debt is similar to Basman but no football debt protection.

The money on this game is manageable. I will not buy Gareth Bale. :D

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:35 am

Week 2

Sorry folks - a really, really brief report. If you picked Son and Kane - result joy! If you picked Fernandes and sundry others - result misery!
Consequently Barry Redburn (118). Paul Talbot (111) ad Mark Page (108) with 100+ points - mostly courtesy of the Tottenham two; Dave Ledger on 23 points the low score of the week.

1 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 89 178
2 Free Wendy Roland Graf 91 172
3 Fantasy Champ Paul Talbot 111 167
4 Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 118 166
5 Salt & Pepe Onos Kofi-Ofuafor 88 161

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 pm

I suspect that I'm the only person watching West Ham v Wolves with my main concern as a ff manager being to hope that Mark Noble doesn't come on!

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:46 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 pm
I suspect that I'm the only person watching West Ham v Wolves with my main concern as a ff manager being to hope that Mark Noble doesn't come on!
88th minute :(

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:16 pm

I was hoping for Antonio. Listen on the radio and watch motd.

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Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:01 pm

Week 3

Even at 5-2, Leicester were in the 18-yard box. I am not going to give up, I am going to try to find solutions.” Pep Guardiola

Last week's comments were rather curtailed as my grandchildren were stopping the weekend. I'm confident they could have put together a better squad than I have. As soon as Son was transferred in he's injured; who would have thought that Patrick Bamford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin would have been the top choices (along with Vardy)? Consequently more changes at the top of Premier Chess although four of last week's top five survive - quarter two usually sees the real front runners emerge. Joint top scorers of the week were Tony Niccoli and Mick Garland both with 74 points whilst bringing up the rear was Adam Cranston with 17 points who might have regretted transferring in Zaha & Saiss who scored a grand total of 1pt between them.

1 Free Wendy Roland Graf 52 224
2 #NolanOut Rhys Cumming 45 219
3 Fantasy Champ Paul Talbot 47 214
4= UTB UTA UTQ John Garnett 66 205
4= Peregrinewellies Barry Redburn 39 205

Finally After three weeks our top team with 224 points already trails the overall leader by 68 points - they have accumulated 292 points. Three of the top four managers are from Egypt.

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