Roll of Honour
|2008/09||Paul Keech/Craig Frost|
Well thats another season over. Our 3rd season on-line and the 2nd with the new rules. A massive congratulations to Rob Bushell who has finally broken his MLW duck and all despite Keech the Bookie installing him as favourite at the start of the season. Yet another year of record numbers 43, up 3 on last year and a new existing website in the pipeline for the World Cup and eventually for the league itself.
|Aug||Lesley Rigby (£50)||John/Phil Kelly (£20)||Wayne Moody (£10)|
|Sept||Dan Owen(£45)||Chris Lyons (£15)||Paul Gerrard (£10)||Keech-Frost / Chris Lyons (£8.33)|
|Oct||Lesley Rigby (£50)||Paul Gerrard (£20)||Patrick Williams (£10)|
|Nov||Tim Owen (£45)||Craig Frost (£15)||Simon Baldwin (£10)||
Simon Baldwin / Paul Gerrard (£8.33)
|Dec||Dan Owen (£55)||Craig Frost (£22)||Jimmy Lyons (£10)|
|Jan||Ryan Moody (£60)||Matt Owen (£25)||Wayne Moody (£10)||Craig Frost (£16.67)|
|Feb||Rob Bushell (£55)||Ian Cowburn (£22)||Paul Keech (£10)||Matt Owen (£16.67)|
|March||Rob Bushell (£50)||Ian Cowburn (£20)||Graham Jeffries (£10)||Ian Cowburn (£16.67)|
|Apr/May||Rob Bushell (£60)||Ian Cowburn (£26)||Colin Rigby (£10)||Rob Bushell (£16.67)|
|League Cup||Simon Baldwin (£45)||Graham Jefferies (£20)|
|FA Cup||Ian Cowburn (£45)||Steve Chaney (£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||CUPS||PONTOON||FINAL POS||TOTAL||PROFIT||LC||FAC|
Of the 43 competitors, 12 of you made a profit or broke even.
24 of the 43 players won at least one prize.
19 finished out of the prizes altogether, highest placed being Ish Beg in 20th place.
Simon Baldwin in 26th was the lowest placed competitor to make a profit on the season.
Royce Franklin was the unluckiest of players finishing 10th overall but not managing a monthly prize.
Rob Bushell (3 monthlies), Lesley Rigby and Dan Owen (2 monthlies) dominated the top monthly prize. Ian Cowburn with 3 runner ups and a cup also did very well.
Incredibly Rob and Dan our two leading players both succumbed in the prelim round of both cups as did Wayne Moody, Owen Bristow and Richard Smith. Graham Jeffries (Runner up and Semi) and Simon Baldwin (Winner and quarters) faired much better.
Keech the Bookie - Just how did he do ??
|Predicted Finish||Name||Actual Finish||Out by|
|1st||Rob Bushell||1st||SPOT ON|
|2nd||Dan Owen||2nd||SPOT ON|
|4th||Colin Rigby||18th||14 places|
|5th||Craig Frost||3rd||2 places|
|6th||Phil Hall||21st||15 places|
|7th||Tim Owen||4th||3 places|
|8th||David Gray||28th||20 places|
|9th||Steve Chaney||19th||10 places|
|10th||John/Phil Kelly||8th||2 places|
|11th||Tim McFarlane||26th||15 places|
|12th||Russ Farnham||17th||5 places|
|13th||Paul Keech||9th||4 places|
|14th||Stu Jones||16th||2 places|
|15th||Ryan Moody||15th||SPOT ON|
|16th||Paul Leech||38th||22 places|
|17th||Graham Jeffries||14th||3 places|
|18th||Graham Highton||29th||11 places|
|19th||Ian Cowburn||5th||14 places|
|20th||Simon Baldwin||27th||7 places|
|21st||Andrea Howard||33rd||12 places|
|22nd||Wayne Moody||7th||15 places|
|23rd||Lynne/Phil Stokoe||12th||11 places|
|24th||Owen Bristow||39th||15 places|
|25th||Matt Owen||23rd||2 places|
|26th||Lesley Rigby||6th||20 places|
|27th||Paul O'Brien||29th||2 places|
|28th||Royce Franklin||10th||18 places|
|29th||Shaun Moody||22nd||7 places|
|30th||Paul Gerrard||24th||6 places|
|31st||Ish Beg||20th||11 places|
|32nd||Stevie G||41st||9 places|
|33rd||Jimmy Lyons||32nd||1 place|
|34th||Matt Hall||31st||3 places|
|35th||Richard Smith||37th||2 places|
|36th||Chris Lyons||35th||1 place|
|38th||Jeff Miller||36th||2 places|
|39th||Mark Davies||40th||1 place|
|40th||Young Gerrards||25th||15 places|
|41st||Patrick Williams||13th||28 places|
|42nd||Alan Keech||34th||8 places|
|43rd||Dave Leech||43rd||SPOT ON|
4 spot on this year (only 2 last year), interestingly it was the top 2 and bottom placing plus Ryan Moody in the middle.
I was just one out for 3 competitors (4 last year).
Just 2 out for a further 6 competitors (2 last year).
I did pretty well for those in the 30's. I got the Rigby entries the wrong way around, Patrick Williams, Royce Franklin and Ian Cowburn all did better than expected. After good seasons lat time around Phil Hall and Tim McFarlane disappointed this campaign.
Check out the initial preview on the website. The comments make very interesting reading now.
Finally……………………….. Stats Corner
|Top Scorer||Rob Bushell (117 goals - 3 per week) - 1st place|
|Worst Scorer||Graham Highton (53 goals - 1.35 per week) - 39th place|
|Best Defence||Rob Bushell (69 goals - 1.77 per week) - 1st place|
|Worst Defence||Dave Leech (116 goals - 2.97 per week) - 43rd place|
|Best Goal Difference||Rob Bushell (+48) - 1st place|
|Worst Goal Difference||Dave Leech (-59) - 43rd place|
|Most Bonus Points won||Lesley Rigby (15) - 6th place|
|Least Bonus Points won||Owen Bristow/Andrea Howard (2)|
|Most Bonus Points conceded||Dave Leech (8)|
|Highest Ave No of Goals per game||Wayne Moody / Craig Frost (5.15)|
|Lowest Ave No of Goals per game||Graham Highton (3.41)|
|Best Strike rate (goals that counted)||Darren Bent, Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba (25 - 0.64 per match)|
|Worst Strikers||Too many to mention|
|Best Defences||Swansea (29 - 0.74 goals per match), Newcastle (30 - 0.77)|
|Worst Defence||Burnley (80 - 2.05 goals per match)|
|Best Win||Craig Frost (7-0), Keech/Frost (9-2)|
|Worst Defeat||Steve Chaney (0-8)|
|Most Goals in a Game||Royce Franklin wins 8-7 (15)|
|Best Winning run||9 games Rob Bushell|
|Best run without defeat||17 games (and only 2 draws) Rob Bushell|
|Worst Run without a win||18 matches and only 1 draw by Bates/Weetman and Dave Leech|
|Least Transfers Used||David Gray|
|Best Newcomer||Graham Jeffries (14th)|
|Lowest placed Newcomer||Bates/Weetman|
|Happiest Manager||Of course, the Bushell!|
|Least appropriate name||Tim McFarlane - Too Hot for Beans FC|
|MLW most appropriate name||Phil Hall - Missing in Action|
|Strangest Team name||Paul Gerrard - I'd rather be in Quahog|
|Most Disappointing Performance||After last season Phil Hall|
|Least Competitive Player||David Gray (no transfers) and Dave Leech (just one)|
|Biggest Slide down the League||Bates/Weetman - 3rd in week 9, 2nd bottom by the end (blame the Weetman!)|
|Best Recovery from a slow start||Ian Cowburn 33rd in week 26, 5th overall!!!|
See you all next season.
MLW Fantasy League Chairman