May 19, 2008

FINAL update for the 07-08 Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: Squealy takes it again and finishes in a very impressive 667th out of 1,704,209 participants. Results inside (A week late, as has become usual).

posted by gspm to fantasy at 09:13 AM - 31 comments

Overall Table

#TeamManagerWeekTotalChangeTransfersOverall Rank
1Ardley Athleticsquealy632292041667
2The Foreign Exchangeholden47217504816,257
3Phatcat FCgarfield47216504919,877
5Unsuitably Namedtselson46211804343,961
6Hamburglar SVtrox59209802058,462
7Yukon UnitedYukonGold702073+13981,473
8Crap City Unitedgspm562069-14585,775
10Rollercoaster Titsworldcup2002542027+136135,768
11Ball Booterscabuki661995+132181,963
12Dover Diversyerfatma731993+130185,010
13The UnNamedFence351970-29221,893
14Ladyboy's GartersThe_Black_Hand541951034255,836
15The Bazooka JoesFat Buddha501947-135263,055
16Mighty Redmenwalrus451893026365,692
18TX Kickin' DevilsTexan_lost_in_NY611857+131438,301
19Middle Pocket Llamasowlhouse541845+228462,644
19Leonard Marx FCchicobangs501845+128462,644
21Cutters Vmdb1291843-39465,891
22Laconico UnitedRicardo521842033468,867
23Salmacis FCsalmacis431817010519,672
24SpoFi Spursr8rh8r27401784035588,484
25Buckeye FCJeffwa631774047608,987
26Hackney Hipstersskronk291726027705,417
27En Fuegoetrader691664042825,672
28Slide Rulersgeekyguy44161209919,025
29Velocity Boysjasonspaceman2313930101,243,534
30Liver Spotsrcade261383001,254,519
31AFX Argonautsafx237vi311362031,279,465
Global Average: 45 Global Highest: 114 Spofi Average: 49.8 previous update

posted by gspm at 09:13 AM on May 19, 2008

Recent Form Table

wk 38wk 37wk 36Overall
1Dover Diversyerfatma62.3113712
2Hamburglar SVtrox60.381046
3En Fuegoetrader60.0314727
4Buckeye FCJeffwa59.0591225
5Ardley Athleticsquealy58.756141
6Laconico UnitedRicardo58.31531022
7Crap City Unitedgspm58.0102148
7Yukon UnitedYukonGold58.0212207
9Rollercoaster Titsworldcup200257.7121239
10The Foreign Exchangeholden57.019452
11Ladyboy's GartersThe_Black_Hand56.01271314
12Ball Booterscabuki54.34152111
13Phatcat FCgarfield53.7195173
14Middle Pocket Llamasowlhouse52.31231119
17Unsuitably Namedtselson50.32117105
18Mighty Redmenwalrus49.722102116
20Leonard Marx FCchicobangs49.31727219
21The Bazooka JoesFat Buddha48.71772815
22TX Kickin' DevilsTexan_lost_in_NY47.77232518
23Slide Rulersgeekyguy42.723212428
24Salmacis FCsalmacis40.024212623
25Cutters Vmdb139.32827521
26The UnNamedFence39.026182613
27Velocity Boysjasonspaceman37.33125729
28SpoFi Spursr8rh8r2736.025203124
29Liver Spotsrcade35.030291430
30AFX Argonautsafx237vi30.727253031
31Hackney Hipstersskronk28.328302926

posted by gspm at 09:13 AM on May 19, 2008

Be sure to check out the The mega bumper summary of results. For the sake of interest... 06-07 thread and results. 05-06 thread and results.

posted by gspm at 09:27 AM on May 19, 2008

Bravo to gspm, who really makes this whole thing worthwhile with the great weekly standings and various tables. As for me, I suspect I've hit the highest heights I can and will hit in this competition. I am awed by squealy's 667th place finish, but how much cooler to have been 666, eh? I would point out that squealy is in another league in which he finished 15th!!! That is some serious fantasy footballing going on in that league, my friends. I will take solace in the fact that I once again have taken the non-Brit, non-Commonwealth trophy (and the Commonwealth part can actually come out this year), and, more importantly, that I have intrafamilial bragging rights, as I played Chelsea to my brother-in-law's (and bitter rival's) Liverpool. Have fun in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League next year, lawn_wrangler.

posted by holden at 11:31 AM on May 19, 2008

Wow, thanks for the extra summary. The constant and constantly great updates make it worth suffering through the frustration of yet another sport I'm a mediocre roto player in. Though it beats being an awful one like I was last year.

posted by yerfatma at 11:40 AM on May 19, 2008

My God, gspm. My God.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:43 PM on May 19, 2008

Thanks for all your hard work this year, gspm. Terrific job with the stats and tables. See all you guys next season. Unlike Derby County.

posted by owlhouse at 04:54 PM on May 19, 2008

Thank you, gspm. Your work here is done. Until August.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:26 PM on May 19, 2008

See all you guys next season. Unlike Derby County. owlhouse -- at least squealy's deal with the devil to trade fantasy glory for relegation of the team he supports worked out. What's your excuse? Didn't read the fine print?

posted by holden at 10:03 PM on May 19, 2008

Thanks for the effort, gspm.

posted by cabuki at 02:27 AM on May 20, 2008

I used up my deal with the devil in 1971-72 and 1974-75. Although I'm not sure the flared denims and tie-dyed t-shirt were much of a trade, but they looked good at the time.

posted by owlhouse at 04:57 AM on May 20, 2008

Thanks for all your hard work gspm.

posted by squealy at 06:36 AM on May 20, 2008

See all you guys next season. Unlike Derby County. I don't know. if someone offered me 60 million to get the tar kicked out of me 38 times this past winter, I dare say I'd consider it.

posted by chicobangs at 08:24 AM on May 20, 2008

Is anyone even playing the Fantasy Champion's League anymore other than me?

posted by trox at 01:46 PM on May 20, 2008

I'm in there, trox.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:26 PM on May 20, 2008

I was just hoping that a potential victory wasn't entirely hollow!

posted by trox at 02:40 PM on May 20, 2008

Not entirely. Just remember, you're being tailed by the guy who finished 18th in the league table so like the 'pool, I'm crap in the league and decent in Europe. Check this out. Makelele slipped. My ass.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:44 PM on May 20, 2008

Ouch. Hey Claude, Ashely USED to play for Arsenal, not anymore.

posted by trox at 02:56 PM on May 20, 2008

I'm there too trox. Not that you can tell.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 PM on May 20, 2008

I'm still in, trox. Oh, and I'm sorry about taking away your potential top five finish in the EPL league. (Insert sarcastic/evil laugh here) Thanks gspm, I really do enjoy the league and nice work squealy! Next year, I'm gonna Makelele all your asses. Oooh, I'm sure they'll be something for the Euro...right?

posted by tselson at 10:44 PM on May 20, 2008


posted by tselson at 10:49 PM on May 20, 2008

I think you meant there'll. heh.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:43 PM on May 20, 2008

I've had nothing but 6th place form for quite a while now anyway.

posted by trox at 09:21 AM on May 21, 2008

Problem with a Euro fantasy league is that neither UEFA, Yahoo nor the Premier League site have publicity rights to all the players, we ran into this issue with the World Cup two summers ago. Maybe a two stage competition similar to what we do for the playoffs? First stage is the group round and then second stage the knockouts?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:28 PM on May 21, 2008

Soccernet seems to have most of the Euro players (as I was browsing away today). Maybe someone with more in-depth knowledge could take a gander.

posted by trox at 10:53 PM on May 21, 2008

What about a confidence pool for Euro? It worked quite well for the last World Cup. And, apropos of nothing, I just got back from the Sydney Football Stadium, where Australia played Ghana in a friendly - we have WC qualifiers against Iraq, Qatar and China over the next month. Wouldn't you know it, but Mile Sterjovski of Derby County got the winner for Australia, then promptly got himself sent off. The curse of the Rams.

posted by owlhouse at 09:02 AM on May 23, 2008

After owning Oceania, I'm curious to see how your Aussies do in the Asian competitions, Owlie. Rooting for you of course but this is, as the cliche goes, a whole 'nother level.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:05 PM on May 26, 2008

We are already developing a reputation as the England of Asia. At last year's Asian Cup - a struggle to get out of the group stages, followed by elimination in the quarter finals on penalties.

posted by owlhouse at 04:10 PM on May 26, 2008

gspm, thanks for your bonus coverage. It remains my favorite feature of spofi. The form and recent overall tables are truly awesome.

posted by garfield at 08:30 AM on May 27, 2008

Yeah, maybe the sumup and the end of next year might be even one better (the external summary page, that is) given that Excel 2007 has some "conditional cell color" functionality that integrates the sort of thing I'd been doing with more labour intensive methods. I'd probably upgrade in the next year. And with the spreadsheet to lockerroom updating somewhat streamlined (though I bet it could be even more automatic) there is always room to squeeze out a bit more from the data. Gotta make it better for next year. In other news... combining the web's version of chocolate and peanut butter together (lists plus video) the 101 greatest goals of the last year.

posted by gspm at 04:19 PM on May 27, 2008

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