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Manager Melee: Matchday 4

Matchday 3 is now behind us. Three teams remain undefeated and three teams are yet to scrape a victory. There’s been last minute victories as well as team submission drama!

The race for qualification is now heating up as many six-pointers lie ahead for this week!

To see all of the head-to-head results yourself, click here

Scores

Group Anichebe

Claudio With a Chance of Modballs continue their unbeaten streak by mincing American Dycho 7-2. One, two, three four five. Dirty Zidancing caught a fish alive. They grind Finding Nuno 6-3, who will need to stop clowning around if they wish to qualify for the knockouts.

This upcoming week we see a huge six-pointer between 2nd and 3rd placed American Dycho and Dirty Zidancing. This will be a crucial clash in finding out who reaches the knockouts.

Meanwhile, the in-form Mods and Cons team will be facing off against Finding Nuno, who find themselves sinking without a trace, with zero points so far.

Group Brunt

A last-gasp Digne freekick saw RoboKlopp clinch a dramatic victory over Guardiolas of the Galaxy 5.5-3.5. Try this on for size! Neville Wears Prada wear down The Big Bang Thierry 5-4.

Guardiolas of the Galaxy may find themselves lightyears away from The Big Bang Thierry in terms of group standings, but a win for them this week will see the two teams level on points.

Elsewhere, we see a crunch fixture as 3rd placed Neville Wears Prada host the 2nd placed RoboKlopp.

Group Cuellar

After sharing a bottle of fine wine, Al Pardcino unloads the clip on Howe to Train Your Dragon as the family batter them 6-3. Thor: Wagnerok hammer Silence of the Lambert 6-3, the fight for second place is well and truly on.

Some key players of the tournament favourites The Godfather: Pardew are rumoured to have been seen in sunny Sicily prior to their clash against Thor: Wagnerok. Do we expect rotation?

Howe to Train Your Dragon will be looking to singe what is left of The Silence of the Lambert’s chances of qualification.

Group Demel

After a team submission gaff, Hughes Line is it Emery? falter as When ‘Arry Met Sarri are crowned the victors, 6-3. The Hills Have Moyes edge out Alice in Wengerland 5-4, which sees them rise the summit into the top 2.

This week Hughes Line is it Emery? will be desperate to get their first points on the board, as they face off against Alice in Wengerland.

In a battle of the top two, The Hills Have Moyes are up against the photo-editing champions When ‘Arry Met Sarri.

Notable Performers

This week we are giving the best team performance to RoboKlopp who managed to beat Guardiolas of the Galaxy despite scoring almost 40 less points. They managed to pit their lowest scorer against the opposition’s highest scorer. Congratulations!

This week’s highest scorer is Hasselbaink Forever who scored a mammoth 91pts after hits. The best press conference is awarded to Professor Bear found here.

Matchday 4

The deadline for Matchday 4 will as usual coincide with the FPL deadline. Here is the remaining tournament schedule:

Matchday 4 – GW17

Matchday 5 – GW18

Matchday 6 – GW19 (boxing day)

Quarters – GW22

Semis – GW23

Final – GW24

Good luck everyone!

 

–       Lawro, Darth_Krid, Mr Hindsight, Rhinos, Professor Bear, Speedyboyzz, Boris Bodega, FC Lackless, and Toblerone52

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  1. Suave EU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ederson
    Alonso, Robbo, Balbuena
    Snoddy, Richar, Ando, Son, Fraser
    Kane, Auba

    Pat, Joselu, AWB, Pereira

    2.4itb. 1ft.

    A) Pereira > D Luiz
    B) Joselu > Rashford
    C) Ederson, Pereira & Joselu > Kepa, Stones & Rashford (-8)
    D) Alternative thoughts?

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      D) Rich > Sane.
      E) Save transfer.

  2. Tweedledum52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    With one half of their duopoly sacked already, Hughes Line is it Emery must be bricking it when faced with the vision of success (in failure) that is Arsene Wengerland!

  3. gro1994
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Neville finally gets a win! Hopefully we can kick on now...

  4. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Cheers Lawro ... very refreshing to get a team award for performing poorly !

    Team Roboklopp still fiddling around trying to find second gear but hopefully we'll find some form soon.

    1. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No fear when Lucas Digne is here...... 😉 🙂

      1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I’ve never been so gutted to see one of my own players score before!

        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          See you on Boxing Day!

  5. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I count 3 teams that remain unbeaten not 2 🙂

    1. Don CorLawrøne
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good point, cheers

  6. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    We demand a recount. 🙁
    Tie was in the bag then we got a doze "Digne blow the whistle yet ref!!!"

    1. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Unlucky mate. Was a great game in the end. Good luck for the upcoming fixtures.

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers, see you in the final. 🙂

  7. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How much skill is involved in pitting your lowest scorer against your opponents highest?

    1. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      more than you had 🙂

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Talk me how and I'll agree 🙂

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          And then tell me how to string a sentence together!

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It’s H2H, innit? Anything can happen.

          1. Jᴀʀᴠish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Exactly 🙂

    2. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It’s almost like the H2H order introduces an element of luck beyond anyone’s control 🙂 I was all for it last week when we beat NWP but right now I think it’s the worst system choice possible

      1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Well an optimum H to H order was discussed in the team brief but the result of that was basically the 'sod that can't be arsed' strategy which we may continue with for now!

  8. Sarcastic Warnock
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How do you win the fpl cup? what are the strategies. I am one person who does not have any strategy or plan in the cup and it has turned out well the past few years by not going more than March.

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think if you score more than your opponent you should do well

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Certainly. Alot of luck in it as well, I think. So do you put much plans into going far in it?

  9. Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Journalist: I'm here with Gamoriola of the Galaxy (aka Eunuch Jelly) of Guardiolas of the Galaxy. Gamori . . . can I call you Gammy? That was quite a crushing defeat in the armband match this week. How do you come back from that?

    Gammy: Whatta ya mean? Come back? That was basically a victory if you look at it. I mean, he played a free hit, and he needed a Digne freak goal to pull it out. Nothing to see here.

    J: But you can't escape the fact that your boys lost that match, you're at the bottom of the table, and your loss was essentially the decider. Surely you need to take something from that?

    G: What I take from it is that Keane was always the right pick over DIgne, and that goal was basically a non-thing, an aberration, and so on paper I won that match. So did some of my teammates who "lost" because they didn't have Digne. That basically didn't happen, so we won. On paper.

    J: OK . . . but Gammy . . . can I call you Gam? If your team wants to make it through they need a win this GW against Big Bang Thierry . . . can I call them Big Butt? What are you going to change to make sure that happens?

    G: Oh we are totally on it. A lot of us will be playing TAA, because on paper he's good for a clean sheet and a free kick goal. I know he's injured, but that's an anomaly, and he definitely deserves a 15-pointer. Big Butt are not likely to be getting a lot of those.

    J: Given that TAA is unlikely to play, I can't see that doing it for you. Gam . . . can I call you Dumbass? What other plans do you have to get actual points on the board and win this thing?

    Dumbass: Well we have a lot of David Silva owners in our side. He is a magician, who pulls the strings for the goal-scoringest team in the Premiership, so there are loads of points there. I mean, Big Butt are likely to focus on healthy players, and we mean to capitalise on that by getting the theoretical points nobody will be expecting.

    J: Right, Dumbass, are you seriously saying you guys plan to win this by putting out hypothetical players? That is the dumbest thing I have ever . . .

    DumbGammy: Oi! We are dumb like a . . . like a . . . like Theresa May, who definitely should get a better deal in a perfect world . . .

    J: That's it from me here with Dumbass on the big match-up with BIg Butt . . .

    1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hehe. Digne’s goal was a non-thing, I feel dirty owning him.

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That last minute goal was a sickener for us! Think we lost yours and another H2H due to that!

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hahaha.

    4. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ahahahahha

    5. Hooky
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Great stuff EJ! That Digne goal was a thing of beauty though 😉

    6. HVT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Brilliant as always EJ!

    7. Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks guys, much appreciated.

      Until about 11:30 there were 12 upvotes. I just showed up now and there are 11. I'm not greedy--I like any positive feedback and I'm not about numbers, but what makes a person take back an upvote? Did they really think about it for while and decide, on reflection, that it wasn't as funny as they thought at first? Nowt queer as folk. 😉

      1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        So good they liked it twice

    8. Doctor Strange
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Seems a big butt sat on gnu and crushed it..

  10. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Post your FPL opponents team. I'll start:

    Pickford
    VVD, Holebas, Bennett
    Silva, Mane, Salah, Richarlison, Gunnarsson
    Kane, Vokes

    Speroni, Duffy, Batth, Wilson

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      My cup opponent

      DDG
      Kompany Smalling Alonso Walker
      Salah (c) Jahanbakhsh Fernaninho Kante
      Firmino Perez
      Ryan Moses Xhaka Arnautovic

  11. JohnnyRev7 (When 'Arry…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Good luck to The Hills Have Moyes this MD!

    We sneaked it in MD1 so we expect another tough game from a tough opposition.

    May your planets and stars align slighty off-kilter from ours.

    1. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I take my kilt off for no man

      1. JohnnyRev7 (When 'Arry…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        You must be the only Scot in the Bromley Village.

    2. Urchin
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The article doesnt mention it, but we were also beneficiaries of that legendary Digne goal and siggy peno miss last GW, as we beat Wengerland!!!

      Just hope this one isnt that nail biting!!! I will take the easy win please 😉

      Best luck!!!

  12. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which players score best over the 4 Xmas fixtures?
    A - Eriksen + Jimenez + Hudson-Odoi
    B - Salah + Kamara + Snodgrass (-8)

  13. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM THE CAPTAIN OF THE CLAUDIO WITH A CHANCE OF MODBALLS MANAGER:

    "There have been rumours of discontent from some of my team, in the fact that I only alerted the squad ten minutes before the deadline that I hadn't submitted a team sheet to the organisers, and was currently on the screen in the Breakfast Club giving free advice to other players in rival teams.

    There have also been rumours of a vote of no confidence from the team, a kind of mutiny if you will. I would like to put this on record: These rumours are completely true. Earlier, Legomané suggested a vote of confidence on me retaining leader status. However, as leader - this idea was promptly rejected. There will be no vote and I will remain the undisputed leader of the Modballs team until the mantle is prised from my cold dead hands.

    I would like to apologise to my team for the distress caused by my failure to submit a prompt teamsheet. But I would also like to remind them that Mark hasn't even joined the Slack channel, and if we were governed by him, we'd all be taking -8s to bring in players like Balbuena and Josh Murphy. Although I do accept that these moves would likely pay off and see us win the competition with ease, as well as us all achieving top 1k finishes.

    I appreciate however that this has been a difficult morning, full of stress, and tbh I'm not even really sure who is playing, let alone who we have captained, but I assure my squad that I will have the team sheet delivered on time for the next fixture - or give at least 15 mins notice to G-Whizz so he can stop crying.

    I would also like to remind G-Whizz that if we lose this fixture, it's all his fault.

    Thank you

    Az"

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      "I assure my squad that I will have the team sheet delivered on time for the next fixture - or give at least 15 mins notice to G-Whizz so he can stop crying." 😆

      It's not that there are any tears young man but your attention to detail gives a person of my senior years cause of a coronary nature 😆

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd like to remind the Dishonourable Gentlemen that a mere 15% of Modballs members are required to submit a letter of
      'No Confidence' to the Team Whip, and that his Modballs appear to be teetering on the brink - indeed, I have received the first notice by DM as we speak.

      Once the threshold has been attained a No-Confidence vote shall be triggered with results announced by the completion of this Gameweek.

      Sincerely,
      Rt Hon Godfrey St Lego-Manè

      1. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'm afraid Legomane as explained to you, this is not a democracy and thus any formal letter submission will be promptly shredded.

      2. Ginkapo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        The team voted in Az in a vote, a second leadership vote will only murky democracy. The people have spoken, they want Az to be the leader, it may only have been by 1% but a majority is a majority. The people must have known before they voted that Az was disorganised and distracted by other duties, however they saw through this and chose him to lead. We the fine members of Modballs must stay true to this edict and uphold Az as the leader throughout this tournament and all subsequent tournaments, no matter how much opinion appears to change.

        1. RedLightning (Modball)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          How did you manage to infiltrate the Modballs Party without a green badge?
          Security not doing their job! Sack the gatekeeper!

          Az was appointed our Glorious Leader by consensus or default, as no one else put themselves forward to a final vote.
          But there could be a popular rebellion if he attempts to insert any clauses in his contract that might result in him becoming a permanently unremovable Dictator For Life.

          1. Ginkapo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Woah Jeremy Ginkpo. Woah Jeremy Ginkpo.

    3. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You wouldn’t get this kind of public in fighting in The Godfather:Pardew. We tend to keep such matters in the family plus if anyone argues with Don CorLawroeone you find a horses head lying next to you in the morning.

    4. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sorry I meant to give the family it’s full title... The Godfather:Pardew “Tournament Favourites”

  14. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Matchday 1
    Klopptomist beats John Snow

    Matchday 2
    Klopptomist beats COK3YSMURF

    Matchday 3
    Klopptomist beats karan14

    Watch out “Jacks Contradiction”: The Postman of the Galaxy (he always delivers) is coming for you

    1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well this is awkward

      1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Haha

    2. Jacks Contradiction
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Haha Jack's Winter Sneeze it was

  15. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    American Dycho vs DZ Captain match up comes down to us +3 vs
    DZ's Robertson.

    The other games could all go either way but it's basically our Kolasinac, Hazard, Lacazette vs DZ's Roberson, Alonso, Aubameyang

    1. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Update after Kola autosubs. Assuming Laca comes on and TAA not in squad. Tie 1 is the captain game and the others as they appear on sheet:

      Tie 1:

      AD (+3)
      vs
      DZ: Robertson
      --------------------------------------

      Tie 2:

      AD : (+24)
      vs
      DZ: Robertson Alonso Shaqiri
      --------------------------------------------

      Tie 3:

      AD: Bellerin (+4)
      vs
      DZ: Robertson Alonso Martial
      -----------------------------------------------

      Tie 4:

      AD (+16)
      vs
      DZ: Robertson Alonso
      Salah x2 Hazard
      ---------------------------------------

      Tie 5:

      AD: Hazard x2 Lacazette (-6)
      Vs
      DZ: Robertson Alonso Aubameyang
      -----------------------------------------------

      Tie 6:

      AD: Luiz Hazard (+22)

      Vs DZ: Ryan Robetson Alonso Aubameyang
      -----------------------------------------------

      Tie 7:

      AD: Lacazette +(25)

      Vs DZ: Robertson Alonso Torreria Aubameyang
      ---------------------------------------

      Tie 8:

      AD: Lacazette (-10)

      Vs DZ: All out

  16. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Game won before the final kickoff... 😎
    Well played lads. 🙂

    1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Nice one captain ... top scorer this week !

  17. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Unofficial score

    American Dycho 6.5

    Dirty Zidancing 2.5

    It was a lot closer than what it seems. DZ was 2 Robertson points away from a 5-4 win.

  18. Doctor Strange
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Fantastic victory by the Big Bang Thierry over GotG. 8-1 if our calculations are correct. Onwards and Upwards Nerds..

    1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fair play. We needed a certain Spanish LB to go mad to get close and alas he did not!

      1. TBBT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I feel the match-up was a lot closer than the final scoreline.

        We banked on Hazard, and that decided many games.

        1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          You're the mentor we turn to for help when we're beaten.

          Drunken Master style

    2. Keyser_Soze
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brilliant result team !!!!

    3. Weekend Seekers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Great win after a narrow loss last week..

  19. The Fantastic Mr Fox
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Well played, GotG.

    The group isn't decided yet.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Well played mate. Hope we can both sneak through. 🙂

  20. Weekend Seekers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Big Thierry - Back in the Business

  21. Jubilanus / When 'Arry…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Better late than never but a remarkable show of leadership from our manager this week. Took the armband and dragged us to victory. Fantastic to be through already and have to avoid the mad xmas schedule.

    1. tets mcgee (When 'Arry…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      are we playing the reserves in the next 2?

    2. LEFTARMPIE-The Hills Have M…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Congratulations