2021/22: Month 1 (Aug/Sept): Week 06 - Deadline: Fri 24-Sep-2021 19:40

Season Preview (2017-2018)

Keech the Bookie has completed his season preview below (with current teams showing). It is based on past history (last 12 years performance in brackets with the latest first) and only looks at your original team selected this time around if you are newcomer. If your transfers and picks are imaginative and inspirational, clearly Keech the bookie cannot predict that. Hope you take it as it is, a little bit of fun and the challenge is for you to either prove me right or completely wrong !!!

Only get concerned if I predict you to win !  

Latest season first:

1st Tim Owen (3rd)

What a return last season, pushed on by the rest of the Oswestry clan. It would be no surprise to see him return to winning ways and the only to stop him is to tip him to win the league. So here you go!

Owen, Tim (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Wigan Athletic
Attack:   1 Jesus, Gabriel   2 Zohore, Kenneth   3 Assombalonga, Britt   4 Gabbiadini, Manolo   5 Collins, James   6 Mane, Sadio   7 Grabban, Lewis
Attack Subs:   8 Beckford, Jermaine   9 Pitman, Brett   10 Oliveira, Nelson   11 McAlney, Conor   12 Akinde, John

2nd Rob Bushell (7th, 3rd, 5th, 3rd, 10th, 16th, 6th, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 12th, 7th)  

A remarkable record from Mr B, he just does not a bad season. Another strong line up should see his challenge yet again. 

Bushell, Rob (Robbie's Foulers)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Swindon Town
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Collins, James   3 Zohore, Kenneth   4 Benteke, Christian   5 Grabban, Lewis   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Doidge, Christian
Attack Subs:   8 Pitman, Brett   9 McAlney, Conor   10 Jesus, Gabriel   11 Rose, Danny   12 Diedhiou, Famara

3rd Matt Owen (2nd, 34th)

Remarkable progress last season after a poor first attempt, only bettered by the Frost! A strong defence and first 7 but again some lack of goals in the subs may see some early bargain hunting in the transfer market. This could be critical in terms of his final placing but he has proven he can use the transfer market to his advantage. 

Owen, Matthew (Oswestry Reds)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Wigan Athletic
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Collins, James   3 Pitman, Brett   4 Mane, Sadio   5 Jesus, Gabriel   6 Gabbiadini, Manolo   7 McNulty, Mark
Attack Subs:   8 Powell, Nick   9 Fletcher, Ashley   10 Campbell, Fraizer   11 Lennon, Aaron   12 McAlney, Conor

4th Andrew Highton (27th ,15th, 2nd, 5th, 11th, 19th, 17th) 

Gradual decline in the last couple of seasons after two top 10 finishes. Has something to prove. Possible return to form.

Highton, Andrew (The Foreign Imports)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Wolves         Defence Subs:   3 Oxford United
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Angol, Lee   3 Collins, James   4 Garner, Joe   5 Marriott, Jack   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Doidge, Christian
Attack Subs:   8 Kodija, Jonathan   9 Beckford, Jermaine   10 McAlney, Conor   11 Grabban, Lewis   12 Pitman, Brett

5th Graham Jeffries (6th ,2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 31st, 1st, 1st, 14th)

An impressive record of 2 wins, 2 runners up and a 3rd place in 7 years with a blip in 5 years ago and a slight dip last season. 

Jeffries, Graham (Priority keep out Priory)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Manchester United         Defence Subs:   3 Bury
Attack:   1 Beckford, Jermaine   2 Jesus, Gabriel   3 Kane, Harry   4 Assombalonga, Britt   5 Collins, James   6 Doidge, Christian   7 Green, Matt
Attack Subs:   8 Pitman, Brett   9 Vibe, Lasse   10 Rose, Danny   11 McAlney, Conor   12 Miller, Ricky

6th Stewart Arbuthnot (12th, 30th)

After some improvement in his 2nd season Stewart will want to be in the top 10 this time around and has good chances of achieving that. 

Arbuthnot, Stewart (Larry's Liverpool)

Defence:   1 Oxford United   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Luton Town
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Angol, Lee   3 Pitman, Brett   4 Graham, Danny   5 Assombalonga, Britt   6 Collins, James   7 Vibe, Lasse
Attack Subs:   8 Iheanacho, Kelechi   9 Miller, Ricky   10 Akinde, John   11 McNulty, Mark   12 Oliveira, Nelson

7th William Frost (9th, 5th)

After his impressive debut two seasons ago he will have been disappointed with his follow up effort last time around. Expect top 10 finish. 

Frost, William (Sergio Aguero FC)

Defence:   1 Everton   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Coventry City
Attack:   1 Aguero, Sergio   2 Assombalonga, Britt   3 Pitman, Brett   4 Collins, James   5 Garner, Joe   6 Adams, Che   7 Mkhitaryan, Henrikh
Attack Subs:   8 Defoe, Jermain   9 Beavon, Stuart   10 Jota   11 Iheanacho, Kelechi   12 Berahino, Saido

8th Craig Frost  (1st, 20th, 18th, 8th, 2nd, 11th, 20th, 3rd, 4th, 37th, 30th, 17th)  

As we know retaining the title is the hardest part of this game and this around will be no different. I think young William will surpass dad this time as will a number of others.     

Frost, Craig (Double double Penguins)

Defence:   1 Luton Town   2 Blackburn Rovers         Defence Subs:   3 Coventry City
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Jesus, Gabriel   3 Bodin, Billy   4 McAlney, Conor   5 Assombalonga, Britt   6 Collins, James   7 Gabbiadini, Manolo
Attack Subs:   8 Zohore, Kenneth   9 Iheanacho, Kelechi   10 Beavon, Stuart   11 Ugbo, Ike   12 Defoe, Jermain

9th Dan Owen (5th,17th)

Despite an excellent 5th last seasons it will have annoyed him to be a few places behind the rest of the Owen clan. It will be hard to change that but clearly there will be enough banter flying around to make sure he gives it a bloody good go. Derby may be shipped out early as they could be quite leaky and there are one or two in the squad that may not pull their weight. 

Owen, Dan (My Lost Thursday Nights)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Wigan Athletic         Defence Subs:   3 Derby County
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Doidge, Christian   3 Collins, James   4 Beckford, Jermaine   5 Pitman, Brett   6 Gabbiadini, Manolo   7 Campbell, Fraizer
Attack Subs:   8 Martin, Chris   9 Vibe, Lasse   10 Iheanacho, Kelechi   11 McAlney, Conor   12 Fletcher, Ashley

10th David Graham (10th ,10th)

After a good debut, no progress was made last time around. He will hope like his team Newcastle he will able to step up to challenge with the big boys this season

Graham, David (Monster Munch)

Defence:   1 Fulham   2 Chelsea         Defence Subs:   3 Rotherham United
Attack:   1 Abraham, Tammy   2 Kane, Harry   3 Sessegnon, Ryan   4 Jesus, Gabriel   5 Wijnaldum, Georginio   6 Rooney, Wayne   7 Gabbiadini, Manolo
Attack Subs:   8 Cairney, Tom   9 Barkley, Ross   10 Iheanacho, Kelechi   11 Gayle, Dwight   12 Jota

11th Ian Cowburn (33rd, 7th, 1st, 6th, 4th, 20th, 3rd, 5th, 15th, 12th, 31st, 18th)     

After his victory 3 years ago now and his fall from grace last season Ian will be looking for some great improvement this season. He looks strong defensively and if he boosts his sub squad early doors he will surely have a great chance of confirming what has been his usual top 10 spot in recent years. 

Cowburn, Ian (Pep-Si)

Defence:   1 Wigan Athletic   2 Wolves         Defence Subs:   3 Portsmouth
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Powell, Nick   3 Pitman, Brett   4 Jesus, Gabriel   5 Porter, Chris   6 Collins, James   7 Sharp, Billy
Attack Subs:   8 Iheanacho, Kelechi   9 Wood, Chris   10 Rose, Danny   11 Fletcher, Ashley   12 Brunt, Chris

12th Graham Highton (11th, 9th, 19th, 7th, 24th, 24th, 14th, 30th, 17th, 16th, 14th, 31st)                                                                            

A decent line up gives Graham a chance to progress beyond his disappointing best performance of 7th in last dozen years. Top 5 will be seen as an achievement but not sure that will be possible.  

Highton, Graham (Barnstoneworth Utd)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Wolves         Defence Subs:   3 Coventry City
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Lukaku, Romelu   3 Collins, James   4 Zohore, Kenneth   5 Rose, Danny   6 Angol, Lee   7 Pope, Tom
Attack Subs:   8 Oliveira, Nelson   9 Pitman, Brett   10 Miller, Ricky   11 McAlney, Conor   12 Watkins, Ollie

13th Ishtiaq Beg (31st, 6th, 6th, 4th, 6th, 18th, 33rd, 20th, 23rd) 

After 4 very consistent finishes around the top 5, a massive disapoointment with his drop to lower reaches of the league last time around. A strong line up with some surprising scorers early doors (Cole, Powell etc) will surely see some significant improvement this time around. 

Beg, Ishtiaq (Razzle FC)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Wigan Athletic         Defence Subs:   3 Hull City
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Powell, Nick   3 Sharp, Billy   4 Marquis, John   5 Garner, Joe   6 Beckford, Jermaine   7 Cole, Devante
Attack Subs:   8 Grabban, Lewis   9 Grigg, Will   10 Washington, Conor   11 McAlney, Conor   12 Jesus, Gabriel

14th Andrea Howard (17th ,4th, 7th)

Despite a drop towards mid table there was some satisfaction in picking up some minor prizes in a monthly and the cup competition last season. She will be aiming top 10 but with such fierce competition it will be tough. 

Howard, Andrea (Bowling for Tarts)

Defence:   1 Chelsea   2 Oxford United         Defence Subs:   3 Coventry City
Attack:   1 Abraham, Tammy   2 Hernandez, Javier   3 Pitman, Brett   4 Alli, Dele   5 Assombalonga, Britt   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Watkins, Ollie
Attack Subs:   8 King, Josh   9 Jota   10 Barkhuizen, Thomas   11 Kermogant, Yann   12 Diedhiou, Famara

15th Owen Griffiths (4th, 12th, 27th, 1st, 8th, 34th, 31st)    

Champion from 4 years ago who showed improved form last time around to be back in the mix for the title. A strong defence but some holes/risks in some of the attacking lineup may halt this.   

Griffiths, Owen (Rafalution)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Wolves         Defence Subs:   3 Derby County
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Zohore, Kenneth   3 Pogba, Paul   4 Assombalonga, Britt   5 Pitman, Brett   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Lacazette, Alexandre
Attack Subs:   8 Graham, Danny   9 Iheanacho, Kelechi   10 Fletcher, Ashley   11 Vassell, Isaac   12 Beckford, Jermaine

16th Jordan Watkiss (22nd, 12th)

No pots broken by Jord just yet so again hard to see how he will challenge the regulars at the top again. 

Watkiss, Jordan (Drog sexuais e bck)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Derby County         Defence Subs:   3 Wolves
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Assombalonga, Britt   3 Collins, James   4 Jesus, Gabriel   5 Pitman, Brett   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Mane, Sadio
Attack Subs:   8 Iheanacho, Kelechi   9 Beckford, Jermaine   10 Fletcher, Ashley   11 Campbell, Fraizer   12 Sharp, Billy

17th Simon Baldwin (18th, 8th, 25th, 13th, 26th, 5th, 10th, 27th, 26th, 17th, 13th, 2nd) 

After the odd flirtation with the top 10, mid table has been the order of the day in recent times. Different defences to most could be a risk. 

Baldwin, Simon (The Force Awakens)

Defence:   1 Fleetwood   2 Exeter         Defence Subs:   3 Leeds United
Attack:   1 Lukaku, Romelu   2 Rooney, Wayne   3 Mane, Sadio   4 Grabban, Lewis   5 Pedro   6 Gabbiadini, Manolo   7 Beckford, Jermaine
Attack Subs:   8 Doidge, Christian   9 Wood, Chris   10 Fletcher, Ashley   11 Cairney, Tom   12 Hazard, Eden

18th Paul Keech (26th, 37th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 19th, 9th, 11th, 22nd, 1st, 12th)   

Will recent efforts being less than impressive and early weeks lost to no wifi and being in the mid of the Atlantic Ocean I am playing catch up already. I would like to at least trouble the prizes at some point to gain something for my efforts!

Keech, Paul (Shez the Miracle Worker)

Defence:   1 Wigan Athletic   2 Charlton Athletic         Defence Subs:   3 Shrewsbury Town
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Lukaku, Romelu   3 Garner, Joe   4 Pitman, Brett   5 Collins, James   6 Oliveira, Nelson   7 Bodin, Billy
Attack Subs:   8 Zohore, Kenneth   9 Jota   10 Solanke, Dominic   11 Porter, Chris   12 O'Grady, Chris

19th Rob Nott (25th, 11th, 22nd, 12th)

To not reach the top 10 in 4 attempts will make Nott not happy! Cant see much hope of anything other than mid table at best. 

Nott, Rob (Didn't Touch him ref!)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Fleetwood         Defence Subs:   3 Leeds United
Attack:   1 Sharp, Billy   2 Mane, Sadio   3 Garner, Joe   4 Collins, James   5 Rooney, Wayne   6 Assombalonga, Britt   7 Bodin, Billy
Attack Subs:   8 Vibe, Lasse   9 Oliveira, Nelson   10 McAlney, Conor   11 Jesus, Gabriel   12 Defoe, Jermain

20th Charlie Kershaw (Newcomer)

Late entrant may take some time to get going but a feel a respectable mid table position is well within his grasp

Kershaw, Charlie (Charlie Austin)

Defence:   1 Blackburn Rovers   2 Preston North End         Defence Subs:   3 Southend United
Attack:   1 Porter, Chris   2 Vassell, Kyle   3 Sharp, Billy   4 de Bruyne, Kevin   5 Done, Matt   6 Rooney, Wayne   7 Salah, Mohamed
Attack Subs:   8 Llorente, Fernando   9 Cairney, Tom   10 Martial, Anthony   11 Deeney, Troy   12 Hazard, Eden

21st Adrian Franklin (19th, 26th, 13th, 15th, 12th, 25th)        

Nothing spectacular in his 6 seasons so far. He will hope to break top 10 but it will be difficult. 

Franklin, Adrian (Tiki Taka)

Defence:   1 Exeter   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Fleetwood
Attack:   1 Rose, Danny   2 Lukaku, Romelu   3 McAlney, Conor   4 Collins, James   5 Assombalonga, Britt   6 Porter, Chris   7 Doidge, Christian
Attack Subs:   8 Pitman, Brett   9 Iheanacho, Kelechi   10 Wood, Chris   11 Beckford, Jermaine   12 Jesus, Gabriel

22nd Tony Barrett (23rd, 14th, 21st)

With no final result higher than 14th and generally being out of luck recently Tony will be hoping for much better. Villa's mixed start and some potential hit and miss strikers in these early weeks makes it difficult to predict much better than what has been achieved in his 3 seasons so far. 

Barrett, Tony (Soon be cricket season)

Defence:   1 Wigan Athletic   2 Aston Villa         Defence Subs:   3 Mansfield Town
Attack:   1 Wood, Chris   2 Beckford, Jermaine   3 Done, Matt   4 Lacazette, Alexandre   5 Kee, Billy   6 Jesus, Gabriel   7 O'Grady, Chris
Attack Subs:   8 Grigg, Will   9 Kodija, Jonathan   10 McAlney, Conor   11 Graham, Danny   12 Angol, Lee

23rd Barry Tomlinson (22nd,18th, 24th, 30th, 29th)      

After a slow progression there was a sight decline last time around. Its hard to imagine much better again 

Tomlinson, Barry (Willow Wanderers)

Defence:   1 Coventry City   2 Hull City         Defence Subs:   3 Aston Villa
Attack:   1 Morata, Alvaro   2 Assombalonga, Britt   3 Murphy, Darryl   4 Porter, Chris   5 Reid, Reuben   6 Grabban, Lewis   7 Beckford, Jermaine
Attack Subs:   8 Washington, Conor   9 Madden, Paddy   10 Ramirez, Sandro   11 Iheanacho, Kelechi   12 Hogan, Scott

24th Paul Weaver (Newcomer)

A little bit different up front (not necessarily a bad thing looking at it) will ensure Paul stays away from the lower reaches of the league. 

Weaver, Paul (Rudy's Rovers)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 West Bromwich Albion         Defence Subs:   3 Oxford United
Attack:   1 Mounie, Steve   2 Defoe, Jermain   3 Assombalonga, Britt   4 Firmino, Roberto   5 Hernandez, Javier   6 Aguero, Sergio   7 Akinfenwa, Ade
Attack Subs:   8 Phillips, Matt   9 Kodija, Jonathan   10 Campbell, Fraizer   11 Vassell, Isaac   12 Okazaki, Shinji,

25th Wayne Moody (35th, 13th, 31st (Last), 26th, 23rd, 7th, 7th, 7th, 32nd, 5th, no entry, no entry)   

With no top 10 finishes in the last 5 years I have no reason to see why there would be much progress this time around. Bolton looks very iffy and again not much strength in the subs. Heavily reliant on Kane, Hylton but some interesting selections in the two main defences could boost his overall performance. 

Moody, Wayne (It Can Only Get Better)

Defence:   1 Cardiff City   2 Tottenham Hotspur         Defence Subs:   3 Bolton Wanderers
Attack:   1 King, Josh   2 Sigurdsson, Gylfi   3 Hylton, Danny   4 Kane, Harry   5 Hernandez, Abel   6 Maguire, Chris   7 Moses, Victor
Attack Subs:   8 Williams, Andy   9 Jota   10 Doyle, Eoin   11 Boyd, George   12 Pope, Tom

26th Paul Leech (14th,28th, 8th, 19th, 15th, 37th, 25th, 38th, 10th, 11th, 5th, 6th)

If Paul gets some early momentum you never know but tends to flatter to deceive. 

Leech, Paul (Hasta la victoria siempre)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Fulham
Attack:   1 Jesus, Gabriel   2 Rooney, Wayne   3 Hylton, Danny   4 Grabban, Lewis   5 Jervis, Jake   6 Marquis, John   7 Mane, Sadio
Attack Subs:   8 Rowe, Tommy   9 Pitman, Brett   10 Salah, Mohamed   11 Akinde, John   12 Mounie, Steve

27th Jay Harmer (Newcomer)

With few having Man C or Simon Cox, he may a few points over others but difficult in his first season to see him challenging

Harmer, Jay (Harmers Hangovers)

Defence:   1 Blackburn Rovers   2 Manchester City         Defence Subs:   3 Swansea City
Attack:   1 Graham, Danny   2 Kane, Harry   3 Rhodes, Jordan   4 Cox, Simon   5 Diedhiou, Famara   6 Aluko, Sone   7 Vibe, Lasse
Attack Subs:   8 Pitman, Brett   9 Beckford, Jermaine   10 Ayite, Floyd   11 Le Fondre, Adam   12 Washington, Conor

28th Simon Barrett (22nd, 27th, 4th, 20th, 5th, 30th, 37th)

Much down than up in his 7 season so far, 2 good, 5 very average. Chances are bottom half is calling again. Squad lacking a bit of depth and with Villa and Wednesday a couple of risky defences to begin with. 

Barrett, Simon (Fane and Fortune)

Defence:   1 Sheffield Wednesday   2 Fleetwood         Defence Subs:   3 Aston Villa
Attack:   1 Rashford, Marcus   2 Nichols, Tom   3 Jesus, Gabriel   4 Rhodes, Jordan   5 Mane, Sadio   6 Kane, Harry   7 Hernandez, Javier
Attack Subs:   8 Lens, Jeremain   9 Downing, Stewart   10 Main, Curtis   11 Buckley, Will   12 Hogan, Scott

29th Peter Gerrard (30th, 33rd)

Very unspectacular progress last time around. To move into the top 20 will be an achievement.

Gerrard, Peter (Guardians of the Mars Bar)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Leeds United         Defence Subs:   3 Forest Green Rovers
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Sharp, Billy   3 Wood, Chris   4 Akinfenwa, Ade   5 Doidge, Christian   6 Rooney, Wayne   7 Davies, Steve
Attack Subs:   8 Miller, Ricky   9 Elliott, Tom   10 Palmer, Ollie   11 Varney, Luke   12 Thomas, Nathan

30th Andy Peaden (34th, 41st, 9th, 29th, 7th, 27th)    

Very difficult to see anything other than lower half after what has happened in the last two seasons. Strikers have goals in them and with what looks a shrewd purchase in Samuel progress could be on the cards. Defences may need some close scrutiny as time goes on. 

Peaden, Andy (The Navajo Know)

Defence:   1 Tottenham Hotspur   2 West Bromwich Albion         Defence Subs:   3 Fulham
Attack:   1 Gabbiadini, Manolo   2 Collins, James   3 Samuel, Dominic   4 Kane, Harry   5 Pitman, Brett   6 Diedhiou, Famara   7 Assombalonga, Britt
Attack Subs:   8 Kodija, Jonathan   9 Jesus, Gabriel   10 Jota   11 Fletcher, Ashley   12 McAlney, Conor  

31st Paul Gerrard (13th,45th, 28th, 24th, 1st, 3rd, 9th, 24th, 21st, 18th, 26th, 16th)  

Gained some respectability last season after a disastrous previous effort and an average efforts two seasons before. The victory from 5 years seems along time ago now. 

Gerrard, Paul (Is the Tele Broke?)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Oxford United         Defence Subs:   3 Millwall
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Washington, Conor   3 Vassell, Isaac   4 Doidge, Christian   5 Assombalonga, Britt   6 King, Josh   7 Pitman, Brett
Attack Subs:   8 McAlney, Conor   9 Abraham, Tammy   10 Varney, Luke   11 Done, Matt   12 Rhead, Matt 

32nd Jeff Miller (24th, 31st, 10th, 17th, 16th, 38th, 22nd, 36th, 27th, 23rd, 17th, 21st)   

Back to the old ways in the last two years and I fear this may continue.    

Miller, Jeff (Jazzy Jeff)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Fleetwood         Defence Subs:   3 Luton Town
Attack:   1 Assombalonga, Britt   2 Beckford, Jermaine   3 Doidge, Christian   4 Green, Matt   5 Aguero, Sergio   6 Collins, James   7 Pitman, Brett
Attack Subs:   8 Chaplin, Conor   9 McAlney, Conor   10 Angol, Lee   11 Rose, Danny   12 Wheeler, David

33rd Russ Farnham (20th,19th, 16th, 11th, 20th, 36th, 12th, 17th, 9th, 14th, 6th, 3rd) 

Very underwhelming from artist previously known as Stato. He has other interests now and Grandad is certain to be in lower reaches again. 

Farnham, Russ (Silva Lining)

Defence:   1 Middlesbrough   2 Wolves         Defence Subs:   3 Oxford United
Attack:   1 Kane, Harry   2 Assombalonga, Britt   3 Murphy, Darryl   4 Rose, Danny   5 Pitman, Brett   6 Gabbiadini, Manolo   7 Collins, James
Attack Subs:   8 Diedhiou, Famara   9 Jesus, Gabriel   10 Jota   11 Miller, Ricky   12 Harrison, Ellis

34th Alan Keech (8th,25th, 23rd, 32nd, 18th, 12th, 35th, 34th, 29th, 35th, 28th, 23rd)   

Dad tends to have a good season every Preston Guild. Last time around's 8th could be considered to be that so he will probably revert to type again this time around. 

Keech, Alan (Sheridan's Superstars)

Defence:   1 Portsmouth   2 Aston Villa         Defence Subs:   3 Oldham Athletic
Attack:   1 Abraham, Tammy   2 Hernandez, Abel   3 Marquis, John   4 Porter, Chris   5 Alli, Dele   6 Grigg, Will   7 Gabbiadini, Manolo
Attack Subs:   8 Rhead, Matt   9 Ramirez, Sandro   10 Foriestieri, Fernando   11 Defoe, Jermain   12 Clarke, Billy

35th Chris Lyons (39th, 35th, 26th, 33rd, 27th, 45th, 4th, 35th)     

Decline continues and will as far as I can see carry on to the season

Lyons, Chris (Moshiri's Billionaires)

Defence:   1 AFC Wimbledon   2 Nottingham Forest         Defence Subs:   3 Everton
Attack:   1 Jesus, Gabriel   2 Assombalonga, Britt   3 Hernandez, Javier   4 Alli, Dele   5 Kane, Harry   6 Beckford, Jermaine   7 Rooney, Wayne
Attack Subs:   8 McAlney, Conor   9 Aluko, Sone   10 Hazard, Eden   11 Dowell, Kieran   12 Adams, Che

36th Chris Gerrard (36th,36th)

36th on both attempts, yes you have guessed it going for the same placing. 

Gerrard, Christopher (Craggy Island Over-75s)

Defence:   1 Manchester United   2 Fleetwood         Defence Subs:   3 Forest Green Rovers
Attack:   1 Jesus, Gabriel   2 Kane, Harry   3 Nugent, David   4 Zohore, Kenneth   5 Doidge, Christian   6 Collins, James   7 McAlney, Conor
Attack Subs:   8 Procter, Jamie   9 Dowell, Kieran   10 Bugiel, Omar   11 Hourinhane, Conor   12 Roofe, Kemar

37th Richard Smith (40th, 46th, 30th, 25th, 38th, 44th, 34th, 37th, 34th)     

Another to challenge for bottom spot again. 

Smith, Richard (Uxello Geeks)

Defence:   1 Arsenal   2 Bradford         Defence Subs:   3 Northampton Town
Attack:   1 Sharp, Billy   2 Kane, Harry   3 Collins, James   4 Clarke, Leon   5 Batshuayi, Michy   6 Ameobi, Sammy   7 Andrew, Calvin
Attack Subs:   8 Arnold, Nathan   9 Atsu, Christian   10 Fletcher, Steven   11 Anichebe, Victor   12 Fernandinho

38th Royce Frankin (41st, 39th, 29th, 27th, 14th, 13th, 8th, 10th, 33rd, 8th, 15th, no entry)   

I have a feeling bottom spot awaits for Royce. He struggles to get any some of momentum going these days. 

Franklin, Royce (Harrop Imps)

Defence:   1 Fleetwood   2 Middlesbrough         Defence Subs:   3 Scunthorpe United
Attack:   1 Green, Matt   2 Pitman, Brett   3 Assombalonga, Britt   4 Bamford, Patrick   5 Lukaku, Romelu   6 Powell, Nick   7 Iheanacho, Kelechi
Attack Subs:   8 Beckford, Jermaine   9 Sigurdsson, Gylfi   10 Wood, Chris   11 Robinson, Theo   12 Porter, Chris

Paul