Roll of Honour
|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.
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|
|STEVIE G (UNION TAVERN)||12||£70||£45||£25||£140.00||£95.00||WINNER||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|
|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
|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.
MLW Fantasy League Chairman