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Manager Melee: Matchday 2

Matchday 1 finished on Sunday evening, and as the excitement of the new head to head format begins to die down, the results are in and we can confirm the standings within each group.

To view all the head to head results and group standings yourself, see them here.

Point scoring rules

Each match consists of eight H2H matches, all worth one match point to the victor’s team, except for the captain’s H2H which is worth two match points. At the end of the match, the team with the most match points are the winners and will be awarded three league points. Any match ending with both teams having 4.5 match points is a draw, and both teams will be awarded a single league point. League points will determine each team’s position within their group, with match point difference providing the deciding factor where league points are the same.

Matchday 1 Scoring

Without further ado, here are each groups standing and their next matches:

Group Anichebe
American Dycho got off to the best start throughout the competition by dominating Dirty Zidancing 9-0. Claudio with a Chance of Modballs also got off to a tasty start beating Finding Nuno, who only managed a single draw, 8.5-0.5. This means that American Dycho ruthlessly top their group, Claudio with a Chance of Modballs settle in second, Finding Nuno float into third place and Dirty Zidancing merengue their way into fourth.

Next matchday sees Claudio with a Chance of Modballs up against Dirty Zidancing, while Finding Nuno face the prospect of taking on American Dycho.

Group Brunt

The Guardiolas of the Galaxy were out banged by the Big Bang Thierry, losing 3-6. RoboKlopp managed a very close victory against Neville Wears Prada, 5-4…I’d buy that for a dollar! (sorry couldn’t resist). So the Big Bang Thierry explode into first place, RoboKlopp settle for second, Neville Wears Prada meander their way into third place and the Guardiolas are left guarding the fourth spot.

Next matchday sees Neville Wears Prada face off against the Guardiolas of the Galaxy, and RoboKlopp will attempt to take the Big Bang Thierry dead or alive.

Group Cuellar

Thor: Wagnerok tried gallantly to overcome the Godfather: Pardew, but losing the captain H2H proved their downfall, losing 3-6 at the final whistle. The match between Howe to Train Your Dragon and the Silence of the Lambert was a very close affair, with their captain’s H2H finishing as a draw. Despite having a lower overall score, Howe to Train Your Dragon managed just enough match points to win 5-4. This means that the Godfather: Pardew remain the top power in first place, Howe to Train Your Dragon roar into second, the Silence of the Lambert sit sullenly in third place, and Thor: Wagnerok are left sulking in fourth.

Next matchday sees Howe to Train Your Dragon attempt to disintegrate Thor: Wagnerok, and the Silence of the Lambert try to dismember the Godfather: Pardew.

Group Demel

Hughes Line is it Emery?, despite a hat full of draws, lost to Alice in Wengerland 1.5-7.5, who also had the highest overall score of 495. When ‘Arry Met Sarri reached the dizzy heights of ecstasy once more by beating the Hills Have Moyes 5-4 despite having a lower overall score. Alice in Wengerland can have a nice cup of tea in first place, When ‘Arry Met Sarri have their male refractory period in second, the Hills Have Moyes are left staring at third position and Hughes Line is it Emery? may see a sacking soon in fourth.

Next matchday sees the Hills Have Moyes eyeing up Hughes Line is it Emery?, and When ‘Arry Met Sarri find themselves hosting Alice in Wengerland.

Notable performances

Best team performance goes to Howe to Train Your Dragon for winning their first match despite a lower overall score, they got their lineup near perfect. Well done chaps.

Highest scoring individuals were Le God (American Dychos), Belalugozi78 (Thor: Wagnerok) and Dream Killers 2.0 (the Hills Have Moyes) who all scored 73. We look forward to giving a shout out to the best Press Conferences of each matchday, ideally posted in the style of your eponymous manager(s).

Matchday 2

Matchday 2 will be this midweek Gameweek 15, so team managers will need to submit their line-ups by the gameweek deadline on 4th December, here is a reminder of the rules:

  • The managers have to submit a list of 8 members at ffscommunityorganisers@gmail.com before the deadline of each Gameweek, which will always coincide with the FPL deadline.
  • Every member of the list plays their counterpart in a H2H format with a win resulting in 1 match point accrued for the team, a draw 0.5 match points and a loss resulting in 0 match points.
  • The first member of the list is considered the captain of the team whose victory results in 2 match points for his team, or 1 match point in the case of a draw.
  • In case a manager fails to send his team before the deadline, their captain will be the player with the lowest OR, and their bench will be made up of their next three best performing players.

Tournament Schedule is as follows:

Matchday 2 – GW15
Matchday 3 – GW16
Matchday 4 – GW17
Matchday 5 – GW18
Matchday 6 – GW19 (boxing day)
Quarters – GW22
Semis – GW23
Final – GW24

Good luck everyone, especially When ‘Arry Met Sarri; team Wengerland are on a roll…

Boris Bodega Business Analyst and Spreadsheet Nerd. This kinda sums up my FPL life http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/11/05/sky-sports-focus-gameweek-15-3/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_11763056”

60 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Odoi gli d,and,sick,€al,c

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Agreed

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg?

    Ederson
    Alonso robbo taa Digne balbuena
    Salah sane siggy
    Kane arnie

    Hamer Fraser success guendouzi

    Fairly confident Fraser will end up coming off the bench

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      No I would def start Fraser

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Over who?

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          One of the defenders

          Sarri May make it easy for you and bench Alonso anyway

        2. Giroud Depardieu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Soldado MkII

  3. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Can’t believe I’m playing martial another gw

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      15 pointer incoming

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        At least he can’t troll me true

  4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Best team performance? Bloomin' 'eck! The dragon training is going well... Good luck to all this week!

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      You may win this one, but Matchday 3 you will up against the big boys 😉

      1. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Just realised we are not in your group! 😳

  5. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Nice write up Boris. Lovely stuff 🙂

    1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Hear hear

    2. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks Jarv 🙂

    3. Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Very much this.

      1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        I love the new name Gamoriola

  6. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Neville’s going to need some nappies alongside that Prada when he sees how the Guardiolas of the Galaxy are lining up this GW 😎

  7. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Press conference from Arsene Wengerland
    FFS: Arsene, so far you have played eight, won five, drawn three and lost none. Can your team remain invincible?
    AW: We are just happy to get the three points, and now we move our focus to the next match, and most importantly spanking When ‘Arry Met Sarri into the prochaine semaine.
    FFS: How important was your team captain today, who lead from the off?
    AW: We call him Mr Perfectionist for a reason, he will of course be in contention for the armband again, but the whole squad deserve a special mention for their top, top quality and focus in the training.
    FFS: Can you beat your next opponents?
    AW: Well, you know, if you put a steak in front of a lion…
    FFS: You used that one last week Arsene…
    AW: Did I…?
    FFS: Yes Arsene
    AW: And the bearnaise sauce as well…?
    FFS: Yup…
    AW: Well, errrrr, they are maybe good at making silly photos, but I don’t think that little selfie pictures will save them. Listen, our last opponents have already sacked one of their managers, so I feel sorry for Harry to maybe get sacked as well.
    FFS: Really?
    AW: No, not at all [smirks]

    1. Kryten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Always entertaining up the robbo klopp

  8. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Cracking write up, going to look forward to reading these each time!

  9. Don CorLawrøne
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    We are aware that the link in the article goes to the squads page instead of the scoresheet 🙂

    In the meantime here's a link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bTq8lNDbeWMtEWuiuksKbsm9-Yot35DFHI_6Cm5ADpA/edit?usp=sharing

    We've updated all of the match-ups so you can see who you are facing! 😀

    1. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Grudge match versus Top Marx. Tonight I represent the family not the great and the good. Not even the Hall of Fame will be able to protect him. Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in...

  10. Nar(C)os Thor
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    All the best Dragons

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Going to be a close one!

  11. Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I'm up against Philman. 😯 Have you guys seen his history?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      he's "slightly" better than average .......

    2. Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I actually won. 😯

      It was a match of rotation-ravaged teams, and his was just ravaged a little more.

      'Mon the Guardiolas!

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Late Salah assist pipped me by 2 points but we won, that's the main thing.

  12. Niho992
      5 months, 16 days ago

      of course my main rival captained Wilson. Damn.

    • Lord in Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      When Arry met Sarri are in ecstasy, with mutiple explosions of Sane, Wilson, Fraser and Flappy climaxes, and Kane enjoying a pre-prandial cigarette ahead of his starring role tomorrow. Meanwhile we have Arnie drooping off into the sunset while his replacement feasts on raw meat, and Sterling drying off his dreams on the bench.

      We need a magic potion.

      1. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        its not so bad u need a potion yet.. just a little bearnaise perhaps.

    • RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Alice In Wengerland's 495 was not the highest overall score in round 1.

      Claudio With A Chance Of Modballs scored 497.

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Dilly-ding dilly-dong

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        So?
        You guys usually just edit and delete....pffftt. 😉

      3. Toblerone52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Oops, glad you guys are taking it seriously! 😉

      4. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I deducted 5 points from them for showing off, and also to make my team look better 😉

    • Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Oi!!
      The link for Neville wears Prada 'Hadouken' doesn't seem to work, others do?

      1. Don CorLawrøne
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Should be fixed now, thanks 🙂

    • GuillermoDickero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Feel like keeping Arnie ahead of Wilson has been a slight error - how bad is the injury as I feel like Wilson in could be a good move

    • ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Tie1: (Captains 2 pointer)

      Le God

      VVD
      Maddison
      Kane
      (Duffy AWB Success)

      Vs Hasselbaink Forever (+12)

      Robbo Digne
      (Doherty Camarasa Success)
      ------------------------------------------------

      Tie 2:

      Rhinos

      Hart
      Moreno
      Hazard Willian
      Kane x2 Laca
      (Doherty Success)

      Vs Fir-Ma-lah-nho (+23)

      Alonso Robbo
      Son Martial
      Aubameyang
      (Perrerira Doherty Kenedy)
      ----------------------------------------------

      Tie 3:

      Jay (+8)

      Alonso
      Hazard
      (Billing AWB Doherty)

      Vs Niemi

      Robbo
      Siggy
      ( Doherty Kenedy)
      ----------------------------------------------

      Tie 4:

      Real Sociopath (even)

      Digne TAA
      Son Siggy
      Aubameyang
      (Schindler Success)

      Vs Tinkerman (even)

      Patricio
      Robbo Keane
      Richarlison
      (Jimenez Billing)
      ------------------------------------------

      Tie 5:

      GBPearce

      TAA
      Richarlison
      (Doherty Hojberg)

      Vs Morph (+8)

      Robbo
      Salah
      (Doherty Kenedy Ward)
      -------------------------------------------

      Tie 6:

      Spencer (+5)

      McCarthy
      Robbo Alonso Doherty
      Jimenez Aub
      ( Hojberg Bennett)

      Vs AA33

      TAA Bennett
      Kane
      (Success)
      -----------------------------------------------

      Tie 7:

      Walkman666 (+9)

      TAA Doherty
      Kane x2
      ( Bennet Hojberg)

      Vs Haggis

      Digne
      Salah x2 Eriksen
      Aub
      (Doherty AWB Billing)
      ---------------------------------------

      Tie 8:

      BB-8

      TAA Doherty
      Siggy
      Kane x2 Jimenez
      (Billing)

      Vs Bragazetti (+1)

      Alonso
      Rich
      Aub
      (Doherty)

      1. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        American Dycho at the top of each tie. Subs in brackets. Gonna be close. All down to the captaincy game I reckon.

    • Lord in Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Has anyone seen my squad?

      1. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        It's close....very close

      2. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        it's probably where you left it.

    • ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      American Dycho 6
      Finding Nuno 3

      1. LE GOD(C)AMERICAN DYCHO CHA…
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        American Dycho march on!!
        Another excellent performance, well played my team!

    • Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      When 'Arry Met Sarri 4.5
      Alice in Wengerland 4.5
      (so we think anyway)

      1. Suarezista - When 'Arr…
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        We think so too.
        Great match, was down to baps in the deciding tie.

      2. Lord in Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Saved in the key match-up by a 90th minute booking for Alonso. Well played ref.

        1. Jubilanus / When 'Arry…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Alosnooooooo

      3. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Great match, close all the way through!

    • The Fantastic Mr Fox
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Since this got lost in the MD 1 article, I'm reposting it here 😀

      Matchday 1 Post-match presser - Big Bang Thierry vs GotG

      Shreeves 'Well done, Thierry. You've assembled a team full of lesser known figures and had a good first outing. You must be pleased.'

      Thierry 'Yes. They played well. I told them to try and keep the ball at all times, and in the end they had many balls in their pockets.'

      S (chuckling) 'We saw you talking to some of the GotG players after the game. What did u discuss?'

      T 'I went up to Klopptomist and I wished him well for the remaining matches. We spoke about today's game. He said that they had mastered the ability of standing so incredibly still, that they become invisible to the eye. And I agreed. They were pretty invisible on the pitch.'

      'I am Gnuuuuu'

      T 'What was that?'

      S 'Oh that's just one of their players.'

      'I am Gnuuuu'

      S 'So what do you have to say about beating a team with such good players?'

      T - https://m.imgur.com/a/fW5pqYr

      S 'Good luck for the upcoming Gameweeks.'

      T 'Merci'

      1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Haha, love it. Well played last week (and this week) - we’ll get you back on the return leg 😉

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Haha, that might have been Numb in the background, he's got a weird leafy accent, unlike Leaf who just has a weird accent.

    • Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      GotG 5 - 4 Neville Wears Prada

      Zardu Hasselfrau!

      https://youtu.be/3MMMe1drnZY

    • Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Wengerland still top of Group Demel
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJ5zTg8oS8

    • The Fantastic Mr Fox
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers. Grats on your win (y)

      Can't wait for the return leg

      1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        🙂