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End of Season Review 2008/09

Season 15

Roll of Honour

YEAR CHAMPION
1994/95 Lynne Stokoe
1995/96 Tim Owen
1996/97 Ken Trainer
1997/98 Russ Farnham
1998/99 Paul Keech
1999/00 Tim Owen
2000/01 Alan Keech
2001/02 Mark Jones
2002/03 Ken Trainer
2003/04 Stu Jones
2004/05 Simon Waller
2005/06 Tim Owen
2006/07 Paul Keech
2007/08 Colin Rigby
2008/09 Paul Keech/Craig Frost 

Well thats another season over. Our 2nd season on-line and the first with the new rules. I think it has gone very well and of course I am delighted to have gained my 3rd success (even if it was shared with Mr Frost). Please no conspiracy theorists, with our committee would not let me get away with anything.  Mr Bushell run us very close and for a quite a while it looked like one of the newcomers (Phil Hall or Tim McFarlane) would come and take the title. With a years experience under their belts I expect a very stern challenge from them next season.

Monthly Awards

Month

1st 

2nd 

Top Scorer (all £10 unless stated)

August  Rob Bushell (£45)        Dan Owen (£12)     Keech/Frost 11 goals (3rd place)
September Keech/Frost (£45)                      Rob Bushell (£12) £1.25 each Keech/Frost/Bushell/Farnham R/Cowburn/Moodyx2/McFarlane/Beg (10 goals)
October  Ian Cowburn (£55)  Paul Leech (£15)  £3.33 each Ian Cowburn/R Moody/Keech-Frost (17 goals) 
November  CraIg Frost (£50) Lynne Stokoe (£15)

Craig Frost 18 goals (1st place) 

December  Stevie G (£55)  Gavin Kelly (£15)  Andrea Howard goals 15 goals (3rd place) 
January  Phil Hall (£60)  Paul O'Brien (£20)            Simon Waller 13 goals (27th place) 
February  John/Phil Kelly (£55)  Stevie G (Union Tavern) (£20)          Paul Leech and Russ Farnham 10 goals (4th/13thplace) 
March  Paul Keech/Craig Frost (£45)  Andrea Howard (£15)  Paul Keech/Craig Frost 14 goals (1st place) 
April/May  Stu Jones (£55)  Russ Farnham (£20)  Russ Farnham 15 goals (2nd place) 
League Cup  Stevie G (Union Tavern) (£45)  Ian Cowburn (£20)   
FA Cup  Rob Bushell (£45)  Wayne Moody (£20)   
 

Did you make a profit?

The table below will tell you how much money you won and your total profit/loss for the season.

NAME LEAGUE POS MONTHLY CUP1 CUP2 TOP SCORER FINAL POS TOTAL PROFIT LC FAC
KEECH/FROST  1 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A N/A N/A PRELIM 
ROB BUSHELL     2 £57    £45  £1.25  £100 £203.25 £158.25 WINNER 
PHIL HALL  3 £60        £75 £135.00 £90.00 PRELIM  QF 
CRAIG FROST  4 £97.50      £22.33  £170 £289.83 £222.33
TIM MCFARLANE  5       £1.25  £50 £51.25 £6.25 1
STU JONES  6 £55        £40 £95.00 £50.00
DAN OWEN  7 £12        £37 £49.00 £4.00
ANDREA HOWARD  8 £15        £34 £49.00 £4.00 PRELIM  PRELIM 
RUSS FARNHAM  9 £15     £16.25  £31 £62.25 £17.25 QF 
PAUL LEECH  10 £15      £5  £29 £49.00 £4.00 PRELIM 
PAUL KEECH  11 £47.50      £12.33  £137 £196.83 £129.33 SF  1
STEVIE G (UNION TAVERN)  12 £70  £45      £25 £140.00 £95.00 WINNER  PRELIM 
STEVE CHANEY  13         £23 £23.00 -£22.00
LYNNE STOKOE  14 £15        £21 £36.00 -£9.00 SF 
IAN COWBURN  15 £55  £17    £4.58  £19 £95.58 £50.58 RU 
RYAN MOODY  16       £4.58  £17 £21.58 -£23.42 PRELIM 
GRAHAM HIGHTON  17         £15 £15.00 -£30.00
JOHN/PHIL KELLY  18 £50        £13 £63.00 £18.00
COLIN RIGBY  19         £11 £11.00 -£34.00 PRELIM  PRELIM 
JIMMY LYONS  20         £10  £10.00 -£35.00
PAUL GERRARD  21           £0.00 -£45.00 SF 
TIM OWEN  22           £0.00 -£45.00
ISHTIAQ BEG  23       £1.25    £1.25 -£43.75 QF  PRELIM 
GAVIN KELLY  24 £15          £15.00 -£30.00
PAUL O'BRIEN  25 £20          £20.00 -£25.00
SIMON BALDWIN  26           £0.00 -£45.00
JEFF MILLER  27           £0.00 -£45.00 QF 
DAVE LEECH  28           £0.00 -£45.00 QF 
ALAN KEECH  29           £0.00 -£45.00 PRELIM 
PATTIE WILLIAMS  30           £0.00 -£45.00 PRELIM 
H/N FARNHAM  31           £0.00 -£45.00 PRELIM 
WAYNE MOODY  32     £17  £1.25    £18.25 -£26.75 QF  RU 
ROYCE FRANKLIN  33           £0.00 -£45.00
RICHARD SMITH  34           £0.00 -£45.00
MATT HALL  35           £0.00 -£40.00 QF 
AUSTIN KERSHAW  36           £0.00 -£45.00 SF  QF 
CHRIS/PETER GERRARD  37           £0.00 -£45.00 1
MARK DAVIES  38           £0.00 -£45.00
DEB/DAVID LONG  39           £0.00 -£45.00 PRELIM  PRELIM 
SIMON WALLER  40       £10    £10.00 -£35.00 PRELIM 

 

Of the 40 competitors, 13 of you made a profit or broke even. As you would expect those winning the monthly prizes were up near the top but Wayne Moody was runner up in the cup and finished 32nd and also took a share of a top scorer prize. Paul O'Brien and Gavin Kelly in 24th and 25th had a runner up prize in a monthly competition and Phil/John Kelly in 18th won a month. Simon Waller even won £10 as a top scorer one month and he finished bottom overall.

Craig Frost had 3 monthly wins (2 with the joint team) and 3 plus a share in the top scorer prizes. Rob Bushell had a monthly win, a cup win and a runner up as well as runner up overall. Stevie G representing the Union Tavern had a cup win and a monthly win. Ian Cowburn had amonthly win and a cup runner up.

16 finished out of the prizes altogether, highest placed being Paul Gerrard in 21st. 

John/Phil Kelly was the lowest placed competitor in 18th to make a profit on the season.

Tim Mcfarlane was the unluckiest of players finishing 5th overall but not managing a monthly prize.

 

Keech the Bookie - Just how did he do ??

Predicted Finish Name Actual Finish  Out by
1st Ryan Moody 16th 15 places
2nd Tim Owen 22nd 20 places
3rd Rob Bushell 2nd 1 place
4th Colin Rigby 19th 15 places
5th Dan Owen        7th 2 places
6th Steve Chaney 13th              7 places
7th Keech/Frost 1st 6 places
8th Craig Frost 4th 4 places
9th Andrea Howard 8th 1 place
10th Wayne Moody 32nd 22 places
11th Paul Leech 10th 1 place
12th Lynne Stokoe 14th 2 places
13th Stevie G 12th 1 place
14th Paul Keech 11th 3 places
15th Richard Smith 34th 19 places
16th Simon Baldwin 26th 10 places
17th Graham Highton 17th SPOT ON
18th Russ Farnham 9th  9 places
19th Royce Franklin 33rd  14 places
20th Phil Hall 3rd  17 places
21st Stu Jones 6th 15 places
22nd Tim McFarlane 5th 17 places
23rd Ian Cowburn 15th  8 places
24th Matt Hall 35th  11 places
25th Paul Gerrard 21st  4 places
26th Deb/David Long 39th  13 places
27th Jimmy Lyons 20th  7 places
28th John/Phil Kelly 18th  10 places
29th Mark Davies 38th  9 places
30th Paul O'Brien 25th  5 places
31st Ishtiaq Beg 23rd 8 places
32nd Jeff Miller 27th  5 places
33rd Austin Kershaw 36th  3 places
34th Simon Waller 40th  6 places
35th Dave Leech 28th  7 places
36th Hazel/Natalie Farnham 31st 5 places
37th Young Gerrards 37th SPOT ON
38th Patrick Williams 30th  8 places
39th Alan Keech 29th  10 places
40th Gavin Kelly 24th 16 places

Just 2 spot on this year, young Gerrards and committee member Graham Highton.

I was just one out for 4 competitors. Rob Bushell and Paul Leech (both for the 2nd year running!) and others in the top half include newcomer Andrea Howard and Stevie G.

Just 2 out for a further 2 competitors - Dan Owen (after spot on last year) and Lynne Stokoe.

I did pretty well with most of the top 10 and many of the bottom 12. Top 2 were disastrous, Ryan Moody underperformed after previously doing well and Tim Owen has never finished as low as that. Perhaps a combination of his age and added skill factor has cost him this season. Champion Colin Rigby also had a disappointing campaign in mid table (again the curse of the former champion strikes again).

Other disasters include Wayne Moody, again another Moody disappointing, Richard Smith who really did show he was a footy virgin, Phil Hall exceeded all expectations, Stu Jones despite no internet connection kept well on top of things and Tim McFarlane from across the Atlantic did very well in his first campaign.

Check out the initial preview on the website. The comments make very interesting reading now.

     

Finally……………………….. Stats Corner

 

AWARD 

WINNER 

Top Scorer  Paul Keech / Craig Frost (100 goals - 2.56 per week) - 1st place 
Worst Scorer  Deb/David Long (51 goals - 1.51 per week) - 39th place 
Best Defence  Steve Chaney (63 goals - 1.61 per week) - 13th place 
Worst Defence  Simon Waller (120 goals - 3.07 per week) - 40th place (very unusual!!)
Best Goal Difference    Paul Keech/Craig Frost (+22) - 1st place 
Worst Goal Difference  Simon Waller (-658) - 40th place  
Most Bonus Points won  Craig Frost and Tim McFarlane (10) 
Least Bonus Points won  Deb / David Long (0) 
Most Bonus Points conceded  Paul O'Brien (6) 
Highest Ave No of Goals per game  Paul Keech / Craig Frost (4.56) 
Lowest Ave No of Goals per game  Gavin Kelly (3.08) 
Best Strike rate (goals that counted)  Scotland (19 - 0.49 per match), Anelka (19 - 0.49 per match)
Worst Strikers  Julio Baptista (selected all season out of league - 0 goals)
Best Defences  Chelsea (25 - 0.64 goals per match), Man U (26 - 0.67)
Worst Defence  WBA (67 - 1.72 goals per match)
Best Win  Craig Frost, Wayne Moody (7-0) 
Worst Defeat  Simon Waller (0-9)
Most Goals in a Game   Paul Leech (11) - 7-4 victory, Paul O'Brien (11) - lost 2-9
Best Winning run  7 - Craig Frost
Best run without defeat 20 weeks - Phil Hall
Worst Run without a win  15 - Simon Waller
Least Transfers Used  Austin Kershaw (1), Simon Waller (2) - its shows you need to play the game!
Best Newcomer  Phil Hall (3rd place) 
Lowest placed Newcomer  Richard Smith (34th) 
Happiest Manager  Craig Frost (joint team win and his team performing well above expectations)
Best Team Name  Renovation Villa (John/Phil Kelly) following Demolition Derby (doing his house up forever) 
Worst Team Name  Andreas Team (Andrea Howard) - must have taken some thinking about !!!
Least appropriate name  Alves well that ends well (Simon Waller)
MLW most appropriate name  Exactly where predicted - Keech/Frost (we look very smug now!)
Most Disappointing Performance  Tim Owen (22nd is not good enough for all time champion!)
Least Competitive Player  Austin Kershaw (just 1 transfer)
Biggest Slide down the League  Tim Owen (never lower than the final 22nd place)
Best Recovery from a slow start  Phil Hall

 

 

See you all next season. 

Paul

MLW Fantasy League Chairman