Roll of Honour
Top Scorer (all £10)
|Aug/Sept||John/Phil Kelly (£60)||Paul Keech (£25)||Paul Keech 17 goals (2nd place)|
|October||Paul Keech (£45)||Lesley Rigby (£15)||Russ Farnham 13 goals (11th place)|
|November||Jimmy Lyons (£50)||Paul Leech (£20)||Jimmy Lyons 13 goals (1st place)|
|December||Jimmy Lyons (£55)||Stu Jones (£25)||Shaun Moody 22 goals (19th place)|
|January||Simon Baldwin (£55)||Tim Owen (£25)||Matt Hall 24 goals (9th place)|
|February||Tim Owen (£45)||Stu Jones (£15)||Lynne Stokoe/Adam Powsney 14 goals (13th and 3rd)|
|March||Shaun Moody (£45)||Stu Jones (£15)||Shaun Moody 13 goals (1st place)|
|April/May||Ian Cowburn (£60)||Graham Highton (£20)||Shaun Moody 15 goals (3rd place)|
|League Cup||Patrick Williams (£45)||Graham Highton (£20)|
|FA Cup||Graham Highton (£45)||Tim Owen (£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.
Of the 34 competitors, 14 of you made a profit or broke even. As you would expect those winning the monthly prizes were up near the top but Ian Cowburn in 31st won the final month, Patrick Williams in 29th won a cup, top scorer prizes went to Matt Hall (27th), Jimmy Lyons (25th) and Adam Powsney (24th- shared).
Incredibly Jimmy Lyons had the best monthly record with 2 wins, totalling £110 but finished 25th overall closely followed by Tim Owen 1 win, a 2nd and a cup runner up (£90). Stu Jones was unlucky with 3 runner-ups in the monthly competitions. 12 finished out of the prizes altogether, highest placed being Jeff Miller in 17th.
Dan Owen was the highest placed competitor to make a loss in 9th place. Adam Powsney was unlucky in the cups reaching the QF in one and the Semi in the other. I had the worst cup record losing in the prelim and 1st rounds but I clearly had bigger fish to fry.
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|1st||Tim Owen||11th||10 places|
|2nd||Rob Bushell||12th||10 places|
|3rd||Dan Owen||9th||6 places|
|4th||Young Gerrards||10th||6 places|
|5th||Paul Leech||5th||Spot on|
|6th||Stu Jones||3rd||3 places|
|7th||Russ Farnham||6th||1 place|
|8th||Jeff Miller||17th||9 places|
|9th||John/Phil Kelly||8th||1 place|
|10th||Paul Keech||1st||9 places|
|11th||Craig Frost||30th||19 places|
|12th||Shaun Moody||2nd||10 places|
|13th||Rhys Jones||7th||6 places|
|14th||Colin Rigby||33rd||19 places|
|15th||Simon Baldwin||13th||2 places|
|16th||Royce Franklin||15th||1 place|
|17th||Paul Gerrard||26th||9 places|
|18th||Lynne Stokoe||18th||Spot on|
|19th||Phil Stokoe||19th||Spot on|
|20th||Ian Cowburn||31st||11 places|
|21st||Matthew Rigby||22nd||1 place|
|22nd||Graham Highton||14th||8 places|
|23rd||Ryan Moody||4th||19 places|
|24th||Matt Hall||27th||3 places|
|25th||Lesley Rigby||16th||9 places|
|26th||Barbara Wujuklidis||34th||8 places|
|27th||Patrick Williams||29th||2 places|
|28th||Adam Powsney||24th||4 places|
|29th||Alan Keech||28th||1 place|
|30th||Debra Long||23rd||7 places|
|31st||Pete Grundy||20th||11 places|
|32nd||Alex Hampson||21st||11 places|
|33rd||Paul Smith||32nd||1 place|
|34th||Jimmy Lyons||25th||9 places|
I managed 3 spot on (4 last season), was 1 place out for 6 of you (5 last season) and within 5 places for another 5 of you.
I got 3 badly wrong all 19 places out, Mr Frost who clearly knows less about footy than I thought, Colin Rigby who had a disappointing season and Ryan Moody who began the season as Dan Hay and nearly transferred his whole team when he took so not surprising. Nobody else was more than 11 places different so I managed to get most in the right area.
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How well did you perform (alphabetical order)?
Baldwin – Bottom half to Dec. Excellent rapid progress over Christmas to 2nd place early Jan, decline from mid Feb to final 13th place.
Bushell – Bottom half with steady improvement to top 10 in November. Mid table in Dec and Jan, slight improvement beginning of Feb. Nearly best position of the season at the end in12th.
Cowburn – Decent start that soon fizzled out. A little progress in Oct but sank into the bottom 3 by the end of Nov. A big improvement in the final month of the season.
Farnham – By week 6 got himself into a challenging position. Moved into the top 5 by December but a slight decline in February scuppered any thoughts of reaching the summit.
Franklin – Newcomer who quickly established a top 10 position in Sept. Briefly moved into the top 5 in November. December was a disaster as he dropped to mid table but halting the slide.
Frost – Rare Flirtation with the top half in Sept and Dec. Fell away in the new year.
Gerrard C/P – Good start into the top 10, pre Christmas dropped away, post Christmas recovered back to the top 10.
Gerrard P – awful campaign. Bottom for most of the first half of the season. Good run in December meant the gap closed and a few places gained. Finished in his highest position all season.
Grundy – Same as usual, bottom half all season. Another who finished in his highest position all season
Hall – Very promising start, 2 sustained slumps in the first half of the season, never recovered.
Hampson – Soon fell away in the first few weeks. Slight improvement towards Christmas, none descript 2nd half.
Moody R – Very impressive, took on the job when in the bottom 5. Magnificent recovery. Reached top 3 in March just couldn’t complete the job.
Highton – Nothing but improvement from week 2. Once the top 10 reached in Jan just couldn’t sustain it.Jones R – Up and down to December. January a bad month. Excellent progress on the run in.
Jones S – this time did start well for a change. Sept to Nov put paid to any chances. Nobody in the 2nd half of the season did better hence the good finish. Yet another who did not top his finishing position.
Keech A – Weeks 1 and 2 were excellent, rest not so. Not a good use of transfers.
Keech P – some quick transfers worked so well in the first few weeks. A dream run from mid Sept. Top for over half the season, looked like I had run out of steam 6 weeks from the end until that final fantastic week.
Kelly P/J – Just as predicted, a good start winning month 1. Held top spot for most weeks until the end of November. A slight decline in the new year but a good recovery in February. One final slump in the final two months once the transfers had run out. A good first effort.
Leech – very impressive after a poor start in the first 6 weeks. Held top 5 position in Feb and March. Early March poor run of results halted the charge.
Long – a great start from yet another debutante. Lack of experience told from Dec onwards. Reached lowest position in the final two weeks.
Lyons – nobody had a season like Jimmy. Disappointing start. Incredible run of results from Nov to Jan picking up two monthlies in the process moving from 2nd bottom to 3rd in about 8 weeks. A just as impressive halt to form in the 2nd half of the season.
Miller – another who took a while to get going but positively flew up the league from Oct to Jan. Again it fizzled out to a mid table finish.
Moody S – quickly established a firm position in the top 5. A slight wobble in December was followed with what looked like a perfectly timed run in the last weeks. Only the freaky final week stopped Shaun taking the title in his first season.
Owen D – Sustained run Sept to Dec put Dan in fine fettle for the title charge after what could only be described as a messy internal reshuffle. A poor Dec and Feb put paid to that.
Owen T – our champion had a slow start was clearly suffering as a result of the pre season favourite tag. Some astute transfers paid dividends in Jan and Feb winning a fair bit of cash in the process. Just couldn’t sustain it to the end.
Rigby C – an extremely disappointing campaign. A bright start faltered badly in Sept. Once he hit the bottom 3 he stayed there.
Powsney – another newcomer who began well. Once he hit 2nd spot he fell away at an alarming rate. A slight recovery in February and that was it.Rigby L / M – both stayed mainly in mid table for the whole campaign. As Matthew went down the league, Lesley went up and then fortunes switched.
Smith – bobbed about in mid table until form deserted him in Jan and Feb. A very disappointing finish.
Stokoe L – extremely unlucky on a number of occasions in the 2nd of half of the season after looking like picking up prizes until thwarted at the final fence. Culminated with a disastrous last week and droping out of the prizes altogether.
Stokoe P – much better effort than last time he entered. A lack lustre 2nd half saw Phil fall away to mid table.
Williams – A steady decline from start to finish. Did pick up the consolation of the league cup.Wujuklidis – as in last year fell away badly. Finished well adrift at the bottom.
Finally……………………….. Stats Corner
|Top Scorer||Shaun Moody (103 goals - 2.58 per week) - 2nd place|
|Worst Scorer||Ian Cowburn (45 goals - 1.13 per week) - 31st place|
|Best Defence||John/Phil Kelly (76 goals - 1.9 per week) - 8th place|
|Worst Defence||Barbara Wujuklidis (114 goals - 2.85 per week) - 34th place|
|Best Goal Difference||Paul Keech (+14) - 1st place|
|Worst Goal Difference||Barbara Wujuklidis (-59) - 34th place|
|Most Bonus Points won||Shaun Moody and Lesley Rigby (9)|
|Least Bonus Points won||Alex Hampson and Paul Smith (2)|
|Most Bonus Points conceded||Babara Wujuklidis and Pete Grundy (8)|
|Highest Ave No of Goals per game||Shaun Moody and Russ Farnham (4.83)|
|Lowest Ave No of Goals per game||Craig Frost (3.53)|
|Manchester City award (boring team)||Craig Frost|
|Best Strikers (goals that counted)||Drogba (21), Ronaldo (19)|
|Worst Strikers||Too many to mention|
|Best Defences||Chelsea (28), Liverpool (32), Man U (33)|
|Worst Defence||Luton (75), just for the Watford fans|
|Best Win||Matthew Rigby (9-1)|
|Worst Defeat||Barbara Wujuklidis (0-9)|
|Most Goals in a Game||Patrick Williams (15), (10-5 victory, no competition!)|
|Best Winning run||8 - Simon Baldwin, is that more than Leeds managed all season ?|
|Worst Run without a win||14 - Ian Cowburn, Paul Smith, Patrick Williams|
|Least Transfers Used||Barbara Wujuklidis (4), another who finishes bottom!|
|Quickest Transfer||Jimmy Lyons (6 days before start of season)|
|Quickest Loan||Paul Gerrard (after week 1)|
|Most Indecisive Manager||Paul Keech (couldn't decide who to give this award to !)|
|Most Enterprising Manager||The Moody's (for taking on a 2nd team part way through)|
|Best Newcomer||Shaun Moody (2nd place)|
|Worst Newcomer||Adam Powsney (24th)|
|Happiest Manager||Paul Keech (clearly)|
|Gutted Manager||Shaun Moody|
|Best Team Name||Pass me the butter knife (Paul Gerrard) - he had to win something|
|Worst Team Name||Paul Keech!! (Pete Grundy) - call yourself Pete Grundy and you might win next year|
|Players most appropriate name||Keep the Faith (Tim Owen) - obviously did after big improvement|
|Least appropriate name||The Glory Hornets (Shaun Moody)|
|MLW most appropriate name||Last Gasp Winners (Jimmy Lyons) - well predicted|
|Strangest Team Name||Penguins need money for fish this year (Craig Frost)|
|Most Disappointing Performance||Craig Frost|
|Least Competitive Player||Barbara Wujuklidis|
|Biggest Slide down the League||Paul smith and Jimmy Lyons|
|Best Recovery from a slow start||Tim Owen, Stu Jones, Ryan Moody|
See you all next season.
Fantasy League Chairman