October 02, 2006

Spofi EPL FFL: Week 7 Update. Ch-ch-changes.

posted by gspm to fantasy at 09:57 PM - 39 comments

#TeamManagerGamTotChgTransfersOverall Rank
1Crap City Unitedgspm42385+181,630
2Ardley Athleticsquealy27374-184,281
3Phatcat FCgarfield523450631,456
5ATL Untitledtrox403230392,020
7My Hair Is So Banginchicobangs41311+26149,741
7The Magyarsobstacle23931102147,791
9FIFA RankingsMr Bismarck43306+17178,565
10Upper V, Bitches!Jeffwa42305+14182,682
11The Red Mistwalrus46304+34188,865
12Ball Booterscabuki57297+89236,479
13The Lawn Wranglerslawn_wrangler35295-16249,073
14TX DevilsTexan_lost_in_NY26294-74254,833
15Inter Hoxtonskronk44289+37292,840
16Zizou Headbuttersworldcup200250287+75306,621
17Sauril's WideBoyssauril37284-11327,248
18The ClitoratiFat Buddha3728207345,490
18Arrowwood Unitedklangklangston29282-33343,165
18Cutters IVmdb123282-56344,950
22Middle Pocket Maresowlhouse27273-53413,079
24Range Park Queensyerfatma36257+40529,843
24Sock My BallsHATER 1872825700529,843
24I Like Beernickmark2825705534,575
2700100011 00110001'sgeekyguy36250-16582,910
28FC Hammerrcade29248+10591,155
29Yukon UnitedYukonGold23245-38615,065
30Tunbridge Turtlesterrapin2624306626,228
32Spofield TownJames H35227+20702,267
33This is Anfield2724223-10718,356
34Th'All Black (Hand)sThe_Black_Hand49214-311752,163
last week Global Average: 35 Global Highest: 89 Spofi Average: 36.0

posted by gspm at 09:58 PM on October 02, 2006

Who's Hot3 wk avgkudos
Crap City United55.7
The Clitorati53.3
Ball Booters52.3
Who's Cold3 wk avgkudos
TX Devils33.7
Personal best weeks: Ball Booters, Th'All Black (Hand)s Personal worst weeks: Ardley Athletic, Cutters IV, Sock My Balls

posted by gspm at 10:02 PM on October 02, 2006

Th'All Black (Hand)s goes hogwild with 11 transfers on the week. Did you already use your wildcard? Phatcat FC is the only one of this week's top three that has been there before in this season, having been 3rd in week 3. Ball Booters previous week high was 7th best last week. Zizou Headbutters was 8th best in week 5. Range Park Queens and Sock My Balls are neck and neck to see who can go the farthest without making a single transfer (or is that a race to see who remembers they are in the pool?) 7 3 8 5 4 - the margins by which Ardley Athletic was holding onto 1st overall in the past five weeks. Now he's 11 down. Thanks Campo!

posted by gspm at 10:12 PM on October 02, 2006

Hubris. It will get you in the end.

posted by owlhouse at 12:25 AM on October 03, 2006

I be loving me some Campo. (And thanks again, Fergie, for not playing Saha. Well played, old man!) Looks like my Zizou Headbutters are finally making the move toward the top 10.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:34 AM on October 03, 2006

I knew I'd finally get something right. Let's hope this trend continues.

posted by cabuki at 04:52 AM on October 03, 2006

Blimey. That was a shite week. So shite I even played my wildcard in a drunken stupor. Oops.

posted by squealy at 05:54 AM on October 03, 2006

I'm at the top of the bottom now. It's a long slog from here to anywhere positive.

posted by yerfatma at 06:37 AM on October 03, 2006

I'm calling a team meeting. This is unacceptable. The Queens are distancing themselves from us.

posted by YukonGold at 06:58 AM on October 03, 2006

In a show of non-hubris, here is the latest Champion's League pool standings after Gameday 2. Ttucked away in this thread.

5Atlanta Untitledtrox4881+11110,184
6FC Crap City 04gspm3972-15128,209
So, certainly I have won nothing but lost nothing either (though the leader has, after two days, 67% more points than I do).

posted by gspm at 07:24 AM on October 03, 2006

Thank you Ashley Young.

posted by garfield at 07:24 AM on October 03, 2006

I'm at the top of the bottom now. It's a long slog from here to anywhere positive. Comment icon posted by yerfatma at 6:37 AM CDT on October 3
Ouch. Words hurt. Your despair isn't very encouraging to those of us behind you, Mr. Woe-is-me. I picked up Campo and was feeling pretty good about my week. I'm still trying to figure this all out but it is starting to come together. Long season, right?

posted by geekyguy at 09:47 AM on October 03, 2006

Hey, I'm trying to hang with the cool kids here. Don't act like you know me! This is what we need, war in the lower ranks. Rivalry! Hatred! Cash awards! </pot_stirring> Don't mind me: this is more effort than I've put into a US-based fantasy league in 5 years. I was hoping for immediate results. Or at least to understand 5% of what's going on. Also, you matched me for the week's score and I think that was my best week.

posted by yerfatma at 01:29 PM on October 03, 2006

The Blammos! are sucking again this year...

posted by StarFucker at 02:32 PM on October 03, 2006

I recall the finish of the season in the last pool completed before I start joining them (i think this is my 4th season now? does that make this memory dated to May of 2002?) when you lead the pool most of the way only to lose it at the death. And in the last three EPL pools I don't recall you having a showing quite that good. And I have been in those pools finishing in the top 8, i think, each time. So, ergo, I am your kryptonite. Sorry, mate.

posted by gspm at 03:00 PM on October 03, 2006

I know I zoned out when the change was made, but how do I get to all my Locker Room posts pre-server change? I wanted to dig up that old Fantasy League report that gspm referred to.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:11 PM on October 03, 2006

And looking at my own profile, my three previous seasons started in 2003, so that would have been May of 2003.

posted by gspm at 04:16 PM on October 03, 2006

Yeah, I know. But my profile, which is where I'd get to those old posts, says I only have FOUR Locker Room posts. And I've been here since 2002. Hell, I shit four posts before breakfast!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:52 PM on October 03, 2006

Oh, okay. That explains the smell.

posted by chicobangs at 06:50 PM on October 03, 2006

Oops, sorry. Forgot to flush.

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:44 PM on October 03, 2006

Well, WC, that was special. So now we have 10 days for our stars to get injured in Euro qualifiers and friendlies, eh? By the way I finally did get an email reply from FSC on the crap match selection this season: "We understand your displeasure. And it's needless to say that yours is not the first or last email we will receive on this matter. Please bear in mind that one of the primary goals of our partnership with Setanta Sports was to bring even more EPL matches to viewers each week. We aired 6 to 7 Prem games last season. Setanta and FSC will broadcast between 7 and 9 this year, depending on the league schedule. We cannot say for certain whether Setanta will be available on your cable system any time soon, but we can assure that not all of the marquee matches have gone to them. There are some pretty big games scheduled on FSC in the next few weeks: Tottenham vs. Chelsea, Arsenal vs. Liverpool, Man. Utd. vs. Chelsea. Thank you for your email. Please let us know if you have any other questions. FSC Production" I'll end by noting that Liverpool will once again not be in any the (FSC) televised matches in the weekend of 14/15 October. Fuckers!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:04 PM on October 03, 2006

So the Arse match is the frst time we Setantaless Reds fans will get to see them do their thing? Hell, all the other top clubs have seen tons of basic cable action. Eh.

posted by chicobangs at 01:23 AM on October 04, 2006

tons of basic cable action This meant something very different when I was a child. USA Up All Night, represent!

posted by yerfatma at 06:49 AM on October 04, 2006

USA Up All Night, represent! Hells Yeah!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:00 AM on October 04, 2006

I was more of Joe Bob's Drive-in Theatre kinda kid. ok. that's a lie.

posted by YukonGold at 08:22 AM on October 04, 2006

I'll end by noting that Liverpool will once again not be in any the (FSC) televised matches in the weekend of 14/15 October. Fuckers! Of course they're not showing the 'pool...the guy did say "big" games, which I suppose means they're not wasting airtime on crap.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:58 AM on October 04, 2006

The way the Pool has been playing (in the EPL) lately, I'd have to agree with Texan. I'm not sure I would've particularly enjoyed the 3-0 trashing by Everton or last weekend's 2-0 loss to Boston (aside from seeing Campo earn me 13 fantasy league points, of course). Watching the highlights show on Sunday is enough for that sort of thing. I'll get mad when the Reds start winning some games.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:38 PM on October 04, 2006

Liverpool v Boston? I suppose Campo looks like Manny. If you squint. Meanwhile, a friend who lives in Cadiz has shown me what fans of his local team like to do to distress the linesmen. Clicky. Apparently they did it for a whole half.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:33 PM on October 04, 2006

Hah, good one, MrB. And sorry about the typo, Bolton, Boston, it's all the same. Scrappy teams that shouldn't be beating Liverpool.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:49 PM on October 04, 2006

Of course they're not showing the 'pool...the guy did say "big" games, which I suppose means they're not wasting airtime on crap. Arsenal-Sheffield United, Chelsea-Middlesboro (who could've predicted the upset?), plenty of Man City and Reading matches, yeah those are loads bigger and better. These executives make me puke, they're ruining what could have been the next step in developing the American fan base.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:02 PM on October 04, 2006

Nice link Mr B.

posted by squealy at 04:22 AM on October 05, 2006

Today's 40 cents worth of football from Setanta USA: Euro 2008 Qualifiers...Scotland - France; Italy - Ukraine; Sweden - Spain; Bulgaria - Holland. The American fan base willing to put their money where their mouths are is alive and well. There's no question that in the U.S., Setanta has built the better footie mousetrap, and I am filling up on $12-a-month cheese.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:48 PM on October 07, 2006

Well you didn't miss anything in not having the England game to watch. I can't believe the Jocks got one over on the French. My friend who lives on Coll will probably fall off his island tonight.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:57 PM on October 07, 2006

And bad news for wanabee scousers and FFL managers with him in their team alike: Dirk Kuyt likely to be out for the Blackburn game with an ankle injury.

posted by squealy at 06:54 AM on October 08, 2006

I'm up against it this week. I have four players (and both keepers) listed as doubtful. Though whinging from the front of the pack won't get me much sympathy. Just sayin'.

posted by gspm at 11:34 AM on October 13, 2006


posted by chicobangs at 12:47 PM on October 13, 2006

Me too!?!?! Both Goalies, a new Defender and AJ. Not AJ!!!!!

posted by garfield at 01:48 PM on October 13, 2006

I'm just glad top-flight club football is back. I've seen about all the Luxembourg - Bulgaria games I can stand.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:13 PM on October 13, 2006

Chelsea-Reading was pretty much a horror and not just for the two Blues keepers sent to hospital. Mike Riley did not keep control of the match and blew enough calls to put his performance in range of some of the crap we saw in Germany this summer. 12 minutes of second half injury time, nearly 18 in total, says it all.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:28 PM on October 14, 2006

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