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Pundits Playoff MW11 Results and the Upcoming Transfer Window

As Gameweek 20 drew to a close, torrid for some and fruitful for others, so too did the second Period of the Pundits Playoff community tournament, where twelve teams of elite (ahem) FPL players combine scores and go head to head with each other for nothing more than glory, and the small matter of free membership to FFS next season. By this point every team has now played each other once and the reverse fixtures will commence when Period 3 begins in Gameweek 22 (that’s right folks, you all earn a rest in GW21 before battle recommences).

Transfer Window

In the meantime, there is the small matter of the transfer window, and to belabour a similarly overly used phrase, it’s time to ‘Get Transfers Done’.

Existing players who wish to leave their current team, email punditsplayoff@gmail.com by Thursday 2nd January with your FFS name, FPL ID# and current team name, and state whether you wish to be entered into the Draft or removed from the competition.
New players can sign up here, closing date for registration is 8pm Thursday 2nd January.

The ‘Bidding List’ will be released shortly after on Thursday evening, with a complete list of the available players, and the team managers will be given until 7:30pm on Sunday 5th January to prepare their bids. The Draft will take place at 8:30pm on Sunday evening. (Draft rules will be republished in the next article).

Period 2 Winners

Matchweek 11 yielded a few close results, but not so in the game between Slaven’s Ball-itch and A Whole Lawro B*llocks, with The Fantastic Mr Fox’s team smashing it with the highest score of the week (835) AND grabbing all the H2H bonus points too. Blame It On Rio succumbed to the might of Back to Square Owen by the narrow margin of just nine points (668-677), but did manage to grab a single bonus point (nice one Proudmoore). The resurgent Nirvana Scott Talent continue their run of fine form by beating “15” Musketeers, with both teams sharing the H2H bonus spoils. WhenTheOWENgetsTough followed their draw from MW10 with a fine and rare win over The Keane Fifteen, splitting the bonus points again. Unbelievable Jeff FC, winners of Period 1, suffered another defeat this time at the wee paws of Holly’s Hamsters, the H2H bonus points went 4-2 in the Hamsters favour. The riveting match of the week was between Brazil Nuts and the BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC – the Nuts won by just two points, and they also won the H2H matches 4-2 which was enough to knock the Small Boys off the top of the league table.

This meant that Holly’s Hamsters steal the top spot in the H2H league by the merest of whiskers, ending Period 2 with 68 points (45 league points + 23 H2H bonus). BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC finish second with 67 points (45 league points + 22 H2H bonus), with Nirvana Scott Talent in third place with 64 points (39 league points + 25 H2H bonus).

Winners of the Classic League for Period 2 are Slaven’s Ball-itch with an impressive overall score of 6140, very unlucky to have finished 10th in the H2H league with such a score.

Best Manager of the Period was Toblerone52 of Holly’s Hamsters, who if willing will be honoured with an interview in the next article, where he will be sharing his winning methods with us all.

The overall leaders in the cumulative tables are still The Keane Fifteen, will a total of 113.5 points (72 league points + 41.5 H2H bonus) in the H2H league, but Holly’s Hamsters have just managed to pip Unbelievable Jeff FC to first place in the Classic league with a total team score of 9533.

For more information, see the Pundits Playoff main googlesheet, by clicking here.

Happy New Year everyone, and we hope you continue to enjoy the Pundits Playoff Community Tournament.

Boris Bodega: Holly's Hamster 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”

11 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Happy new year Boris and team!

    Big well done to everyone mentioned - especially to my Slaven teammates for winning the classic league (we didn't want to win the Head to Head league anyways 😉 )

    Reminder to anyone that wants to join to enter by tomorrow evening!

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanks RAE, Happy New Year to you too

  2. Devo-McDuff
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on guys, the main table is the only one that matters. The rest is just chaff.

  3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
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    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Great work Boris. Fortunately Gee has all the BIOR boys signed up on long term contracts.

  4. Gnu Scott talent
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    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Happy New Year Boris and guess to all the losers out there. 🙂
    Great work, the Nirvana boys have been keeping match fit over the festive break.
    In fact Slouchy, Jarv and Skulls were as fit as newts last time I saw them.

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The current UK tour has been arduous.

      1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
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        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I guess you're next gig is 'Dancing on (thin) ice'.

  5. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
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    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bidding List has been released. Only two teams have released a player, and they are Brazil Nuts and Back to Square Owen.
    Players up for grabs, and their values, are:
    Trippier Hazard £45m
    nivz 32 £40m
    Underdog333 £5m
    Shankly81 £5m
    Dont give a fuchs £5m

    Five players vying for just two spots - good luck chaps.

    1. The_Socca_Philosopha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If any of the players in the draft are interested in reaching out to me (manager of Back to Square Owen), just shoot me an email at aafutbolfan@gmail.com. We have a busy WhatsApp group with a lot of good advice and chatter for FPL decisions. If being active in that way is appealing to you, just shoot me an email and we can talk 🙂

  6. baps sniffer
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    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    We need this sort of game for national teams also! Yes, England for example can have second (or even third team) if needed. But it would be fun imo. Just think about France or Germany vs England etc!

  7. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
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    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Draft results in this very quiet window:
    Trippier Hazard is signed by Back To Square Owen for £46m
    Shankly81 is signed by Brazil Nuts for £61.1m
    Congratulations both.

    nivz 32, Underdog333 and Don't Give a Fuchs are all released from the competition. There will be one more transfer window after period 3, so still possible to take part.

    Next article will be out mid week.