January 14, 2008

Week 22 update for the Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: Ronaldo runs riot and pleases all who had him captain. At least until you notice that he was also captain of the teams that you had any hope of passing. Ah well.

posted by gspm to fantasy at 02:18 PM - 34 comments

Overall Table

#TeamManagerWeekTotalChangeTransfersOverall Rank
1Ardley Athleticsquealy1021248+1238,953
2Phatcat FCgarfield901234-12914,384
3Hamburglar SVtrox76118001359,506
5Unsuitably Namedtselson951162+12687,663
6Rollercoaster Titsworldcup2002861161-12189,005
7The Foreign Exchangeholden891146+230118,097
8Crap City Unitedgspm751141-128128,769
10The UnNamedFence841117+18185,462
11Ball Booterscabuki911113+218197,109
12Leonard Marx FCchicobangs541102-224229,019
13Yukon UnitedYukonGold671092-121259,216
14Dover Diversyerfatma711091017261,894
15The Bazooka JoesFat Buddha881071+520327,727
16TX Kickin' DevilsTexan_lost_in_NY581059+117368,919
17Salmacis FCsalmacis921057+610375,096
18SpoFi Spursr8rh8r27351053-329391,237
19Ladyboy's GartersThe_Black_Hand831050+219401,100
20Laconico UnitedRicardo511044-218422,827
20Cutters Vmdb1591044-17421,524
22Hackney Hipstersskronk371031-624470,362
23Middle Pocket Llamasowlhouse571024-115495,145
24Mighty Redmenwalrus691022017502,763
26En Fuegoetrader62941026788,378
27Buckeye FCJeffwa73913033875,964
28Slide Rulersgeekyguy6389504926,648
29AFX Argonautsafx237vi59812031,125,260
30Velocity Boysjasonspaceman537890101,169,280
31Liver Spotsrcade35724001,270,397
Global Average: 61 Global Highest: 131 Spofi Average: 70.0 previous update

posted by gspm at 02:18 PM on January 14, 2008

Recent Form Table

wk 22wk 21wk 20Overall
1Ardley Athleticsquealy76.31381
2The Bazooka JoesFat Buddha74.371615
3The Foreign Exchangeholden70.761027
4Unsuitably Namedtselson69.726195
5Ball Booterscabuki69.04101111
6Phatcat FCgarfield68.754192
7Salmacis FCsalmacis67.7352317
8The UnNamedFence63.09191510
8Hamburglar SVtrox63.0121363
10Dover Diversyerfatma62.31661614
12Crap City Unitedgspm62.0131958
13Rollercoaster Titsworldcup200261.3813256
14Middle Pocket Llamasowlhouse59.72521623
14Ladyboy's GartersThe_Black_Hand59.710122719
16Yukon UnitedYukonGold59.01882213
17Slide Rulersgeekyguy57.719131228
19Cutters Vmdb156.72216820
20Leonard Marx FCchicobangs56.32616312
20Laconico UnitedRicardo56.32816120
22Buckeye FCJeffwa53.015262127
24En Fuegoetrader51.320261426
25Mighty Redmenwalrus51.017242624
26Velocity Boysjasonspaceman49.32728430
27TX Kickin' DevilsTexan_lost_in_NY47.024242716
28SpoFi Spursr8rh8r2741.330213018
29Hackney Hipstersskronk41.029291222
30AFX Argonautsafx237vi39.022302729
31Liver Spotsrcade32.030311631

posted by gspm at 02:19 PM on January 14, 2008

The pool average of 70.0 is the highest yet. Squealy's week score of 102 is the highest yet with the top 4 scores this week all beating the previous high that was 90 (set by Yukon United in week 15). Personal best weeks posted by AFX Argonauts, Ball Booters, The UnNamed, The Foreign Exchange, The Bazooka Joes, Crap City United, Phatcat FC, Salmacis FC, Velocity Boys, Buckeye FC, Ardley Athletic, jellyfish-in-trifle, Unsuitably Named , Ladyboy's Garters, Red Dragons If you didn't have your best week I guess you didn't have enough ManU, Villa or Everton players.

posted by gspm at 02:27 PM on January 14, 2008


posted by chicobangs at 03:21 PM on January 14, 2008

with the international break coming again soon perhaps the time is night to use the wildcard and blow up my squad.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:38 PM on January 14, 2008

@WC: As well as you did this week, I would just like to point out that you don't have a color bar on your score and indeed rather than moving into the top three you actually dropped a spot (like me). PPPPPhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:39 PM on January 14, 2008

Just my luck to rack up 71 and have it be average. Damn Ronaldo owners.

posted by yerfatma at 03:42 PM on January 14, 2008

Phew, I survived a week without Ronaldo as captain (which helped quite a few folks it appears).

posted by trox at 04:03 PM on January 14, 2008

I've got no problems with my team, have pretty much the players I want but am certainly losing ground on the top of the table. Oh well. At least I won this pool once so I don't have to be all Sisyphus FC.

posted by gspm at 04:46 PM on January 14, 2008

Indeed, this weekend's experience was very much like winning a lottery and discovering that everyone else had also won ... bigger prizes than you. Having said that, I'm only 1 point behind #5 and have moved closer, points-wise, to #3 and #4 than in previous weeks. My only mistake was expecting that Portsmouth would beat Sunderland. This week, I'll be back up in the top 5, possibly top 4.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:24 PM on January 14, 2008

Thanks CRon.

posted by squealy at 03:08 AM on January 15, 2008

Just my luck to rack up 71 and have it be average. No kiddin'. 83 points and not a hint of color. And I did it without Ronaldo, no less!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:05 AM on January 15, 2008

Never should've dropped Tevez. Doh!

posted by garfield at 07:43 AM on January 15, 2008

ARRRGGGGHHHHH! I hate this fucking game.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:51 PM on January 15, 2008

No kiddin'. 83 points and not a hint of color. And I did it without Ronaldo, no less! That's admirable, and I like the look of your team. Fact is though you'll do shit all in this game without Ronaldo. He's the new Henry.

posted by squealy at 01:27 PM on January 15, 2008

Yeah, but he's a dick. He's the Roger Clemens of soccer, and since I'm not going to win, I can stand on principle and leave him off my team. I don't want to ever be put in a situation where I have to cheer for him to do anything other than choke.

posted by chicobangs at 01:56 PM on January 15, 2008

You're not alone.

posted by yerfatma at 01:58 PM on January 15, 2008

I've warmed to him somewhat, which wasn't difficult seeing as my perspective after he got Rooney sent off was glacial. He coped well with the grief he got after that, a little like Beckham's pathetic sending off against the Argies proved to be a turning point. He's even started doing post-match interviews now and comes across as a self-effacing, modest young man. And he plays with a smile on his face, which is always good to see. He's still a twat though.

posted by squealy at 06:26 PM on January 15, 2008

Chico. A man after my own heart.

posted by owlhouse at 09:06 PM on January 15, 2008

May you all burn in Old Trafford hell. Except maybe Squealy. I'm not sure twat-calling is a burnable offense.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:46 PM on January 15, 2008

I believe it is an event at one of those hunting competitions though.

posted by yerfatma at 05:48 AM on January 16, 2008

Release the twat-hounds!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:44 AM on January 16, 2008

Woof! Woof!

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:22 AM on January 16, 2008

posted by YukonGold at 03:28 PM on January 16, 2008

/retires to filing cabinet

posted by yerfatma at 05:51 PM on January 16, 2008

Hong Kong Phooey, world's number one super guy!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:07 PM on January 16, 2008

Picked the wrong guy for captain this week 23. Ronaldo got a nice goal but Benjani got a hattrick!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:34 PM on January 19, 2008

And I had my finger on the "sell" button for Keane when he didn't start, but then he scored... Seems like Ramos should look at Keano's form and start him. Defoe? C'mon. That cost me a whole extra point for minutes played.

posted by gspm at 07:58 PM on January 19, 2008

And to think, I almost gave up Benjani to get Ronaldo.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:55 PM on January 19, 2008

I have Benjani but Adebayor was my captain this week, not a bad second choice. I need Gerrard to get another hat trick tomorrow and big points from Petrov, Lescott and Laursen would help since despite nice scoring today I'm still 16 points behind the team ahead of me.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 AM on January 20, 2008

Top ten! w00t etc :) I know I'm late, but I've been absent a lot from webland recently. And I'm top of my work league, so its all good. Course I do expect to fall from grace any moment now

posted by Fence at 12:04 PM on January 24, 2008

Where's the week 23 update, gspm? It's not like you have a new baby to take care of!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:30 PM on January 24, 2008

I'm on it. Slowly. When she sleeps six consecutive hours last night you savour the day.

posted by gspm at 07:30 PM on January 24, 2008

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