Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Medicine Man » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Been a while since I updated on this - quite honestly I ran out of fun and engaging ways to describe the action when we're all playing each other so often! :lol:

But things have been pretty interesting for a while.

This weekend saw MM pull level with me at the top of the table on 45 points after humiliating me in our match-up, while Wrathbone, pummeled by Animal, is only 3 points behind us.

Animal himself is on a brutal 5-game winning streak having quite frankly decimated the rest of us over the past few weeks, and he's shooting up the table quickly to now sit on 39 points.

Mrs MM is only 3 points further back than Animal as well, being on a three-game winning streak herself.

Mrs Boots is at the bottom but she's been gamely plugging away since ditching that rubbish 'all Watford' strategy, and although she was most recently beaten by Mrs MM in the 'wives derby', she's at least restored some pride with 9 wins in total thus far.

Very, very tight and honestly believe this is anyone's (except Mrs Boots' :lol:) ... Animal looked dead and buried a month ago but his players got their act together and the scores he's been posting since have been quite terrifying, and he's right back in this.

Also just seen in terms of player points accrued throughout the season thus far, there's less than 4 points (4433.1 to 4429.4) separating me and MM, which is astonishingly tight really.
Well, it's been a dramatic few weeks in fantasy football land for sure.

The missus keeps me informed on an almost daily basis of the goings on in the league right down to even the most mundane minutiae. She might be taking this a little bit too seriously. I know everyone likes to win and all that, but surely you should know you've crossed a line when you're shouting at text on a webpage. :lol:

The back half of the season is certainly shaping up to be very interesting indeed.

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:10 pm

Medicine Man wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm

The missus keeps me informed on an almost daily basis of the goings on in the league right down to even the most mundane minutiae. She might be taking this a little bit too seriously. I know everyone likes to win and all that, but surely you should know you've crossed a line when you're shouting at text on a webpage. :lol:
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I'm glad she's invested in it, though!

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Animalmother » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:26 pm

My method of picking only defenders and never changing anything ever seems to be paying off. Victory through neglect \:D/

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:42 pm

If you only knew the hours I spent agonising over this for my paltry 6-point lead over your team... :cry:

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:26 pm

No massive update, but just an observation that the table is now incredibly tight as we enter the run-in.

There's myself on 51 points at the top, but just behind me MM, Wrathbone and Animal are all on 48 points.

The ladies look out of the running at this stage, but who can say? Animal was dead and buried a couple of months ago, then he won the last 8 on the trot and is my personal pick to walk away with the title. Out of all of us, he's the one most capable of putting up ridiculous scores in any given week.

Which is a bit incredible really... I looked at his team just now, and of the 10 outfield (ie non-goalkeeper) players, SEVEN of them are defenders :lol:

Unfortunately for the rest of us, they're really good defenders. Alex Ferguson always used to say that a good attack wins you games, but a good defence wins you championships. I assume Animal took his words very literally when drafting his team.

Or, like, it was a total fluke :lol:

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Medicine Man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 pm

Just to add that the fury emanating from the missus of late is particularly pleasing.

I wouldn't discount her yet right enough, but as we all know it seldom ends well when such ire is involved. :D

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Re: Fantasy Football tournament 18/19 - now live!

Post by Animalmother » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 am



......Utter fluke sir, I don't know one side of a football from another.

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