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Pundits Playoff – Double Vision

After a weekend of high drama and missed opportunities; and maybe even the occasional rage transfer, there’s barely a chance to draw breath before we head into our first double Gameweek.

It was a disappointing week for perennial leaders The Keane 15, who did not have the gonads to match up to A Whole Lawro B*llocks, and were squeezed out by 596-560 for a 12-3 loss. That allowed “15” Musketeers to close the gap by carving up Holly’s Hamsters 13-2. Nirvana Scott Talent were literally dancing on ice after delivering a 15-0 whitewash to Back to Square Owen, and they also took the plaudits for being this weeks’ high scorers. BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC will count themselves unlucky, losing 12-3 to WhenTheOwenGetsTough with a points total (610) that would have beaten most teams; but it does show that you can’t win anything with kids. In another tight match, Brazil Nuts hoovered up most of the bonus points but it was Unbelievable Jeff FC who emerged as 10-5 winners. In the battle for ownership of the basement, it was Blame it on Rio who emerged as top-scrubbers with a 12-3 victory over Slaven’s Ball-itch.

The Period 3 front runners are Nirvana Scott Talent, “15” Musketeers, A Whole Lawro B*llocks, Unbelievable Jeff FC and; even more unbelievably, Blame it on Rio, who all have 100%. In the overall table The Keane 15 still lead the way, but they have the Gallic aroma of 15” Musketeers breathing down their neck.

Before you know it we’re into Matchweek 14, with midweek fixtures (watch out for the early start) and our first double Gameweek. This is what we have to look forward to:

  • Back to Square Owen vs WhenTheOwenGetsTough
  • A Whole Lawro B*llocks vs BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC
  • Holly’s Hamsters vs Nirvana Scott Talent
  • Unbelievable Jeff FC vs The Keane 15
  • Slaven’s Ball-itch vs “15” Musketeers
  • Blame it on Rio vs Brazil Nuts

The battle of the Owens might be the main feature on BT Sport, but most eyes will be on whether The Keane 15 can see off Unbelievable Jeff FC, who still have aspirations to the throne. Meanwhile, “15” Musketeers will be looking to score heavily against Slaven’s Ball-Itch; and Holly’s Hamsters will hoping that the attraction of Nirvana Scott Talent will end their mid-season droop. Blame it on Rio will be targeting their third successive win, but will have to overcome their Brazil Nuts allergy. And finally, we can only pray that BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC being hosted by A Whole Lawro B*llocks doesn’t lead to a Public Inquiry.

Good luck all.

MW14 DEADLINE FOR TEAM NOMINATIONS IS 5.30PM ON TUESDAY 21 JANUARY.

Scoring on match days will be shown here.

Finally, as it likely that some Managers will be wielding their Triple Captain or Bench Boost Chips in this Gameweek – please remember that, for the purposes of this tournament, scores will be adjusted down when these chips are used to keep things fair. Please make sure that you team mates are aware of this. To be clear, this is how the adjustments will be made:

  • TC Chip – the Captain’s score will be doubled instead of tripled (e.g. a Salah score of 10 will count as twenty if captained, instead of thirty if TC is used).
  • BB Chip – the score of the ACTUAL bench will be removed unless an auto-sub would normally have occurred (e.g. if one of the starting defenders doesn’t play, the score of the first defender on the bench will be included; and likewise for all other positions.
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  1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Many thanks for getting this posted so quickly. Let the DGW excitement commence.

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cheers for this Lord, great article.

    2. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Great work as alway and loving the write up Lord! Lawro B*ll*cks are making a comeback!

  2. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    "...we can only pray that BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC being hosted by A Whole Lawro B*llocks doesn’t lead to a Public Inquiry." Inspired prose! 🙂

    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      it'll be a whippin'

  3. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    We will hopefully show there is nothing "unbelievable" this week!

    1. Morph - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Believable Jeff FC vs The Gullible Fifteen.

      Submission deadline: 1st April

      #NothingIsUnbelievable

  4. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    "The Brazil nut is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and is also the name of the tree's commercially harvested edible seeds. As food, Brazil nuts are notable for diverse content of micronutrients, especially a high amount of selenium." (Wikipedia, 2020)

    These Brazil Nuts sound delicious. Let's roast them!

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Keeping the frying pan ready

  5. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Main googlesheet is updated, so you can all see the tables.

  6. The_Socca_Philosopha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Round two of the Owen derby. Michael Owen will be looking for revenge after defeat the first time of asking. He’s also wondering why no one has bothered to call emergency services given the absolute beating he’s taken this period. Back to back 15-0 drubbing doesn’t bode well for his confidence, or his face

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Its got to be an improvement.

    2. Narcos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Any kind of emergency meet won’t resolve the reality that will strike M.Owens members over the few days time starting in few minutes. Prepare for another 15-0 coming your way. #derbyday

  7. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    As we hurtled into the New Year the fur was flying and the claws were out, but the Skipper has no time to listen to complaints about Hamster welfare, or excessive use of an emery cloth; he’s busy crowd funding for Lateriser’s new statue.

    Next up is Brazil Nuts who pipped us 15-0 in the first match, so it’s clear that another big push is needed to bring those Nuts within our grasp. Rio decided to bring in some high-level Premier League expertise to help with our training regime: I was hoping for Ranieri as I already have Pizza Express on speed dial, but unfortunately it was Nigel Pearson, so we’ve had a three days of burpees and tough mudders; and I’m still having nightmares about Troy Deeney in the showers.

    Meanwhile, the younger squad members are getting excited about the first double game-week. They spent the afternoon scribbling wish lists and trying to find the batteries for their Rashford Action Man; and had their favourite snack for tea - Nuts on Toast - but they’re now pleading to be allowed to stay up late to watch the bit when Aguero ruins everyone's game-week. We sent them out for extra heading practice.

  8. KIRA
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    On behalf of my Musketeers to Keane 15 , we will Rock ya

    1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      The Gameweek's just started.. all we need is a Mane haul..

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      What a shocking gw so far

    3. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      We are done with all our players! Hoping liverpool remain quiet.. we have the 53 points lead, but Jeffies have the players...

  9. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Holly's Hamsters v Nirvana Scott Talent

    Latest situation by my calculations after autosubs, cancelling-outs, etc.

    HH = 16 points + Mane x 3, Firmino x 4.
    NST = VVD x 4, Gomez, Salah; Traore, Jimenez x 2; Cresswell x 2, Masuaka, Haller.

    3 point H2H: HH = Mane. NST = 3 points + Robertson
    2 point H2H: HH = 10 points. NST = Traore
    1 point H2H: HH = 11 points + Mane; Haller. NST = Robertson.

    All down to the Liverpool performances, as I suspect every tie will be.

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      This will be so close, although looks like we have a big advantage in H2Hs B & C.
      Good luck chaps

  10. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Its crunch-time in the BIOR v Brazil Nuts match-up:

    BN - 23 points plus Salah x3; TAA; Firmino and Snodgrass
    BIOR - Mane x3; Haller x2; VVD; Robertson and Jimenez

    3 point H2H: BN - 5pts + Salah; BIOR - Mane and Jimenez
    2 point H2H: BIOR win by 6 points (Yay!)
    1 point H2H: BN - Salah and Firmino, BIOR - 13 pts + Mane x2

  11. Morph - UJFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Keane 15 have opened up a good lead, but UJFC have more of Salah and Mane...

    UJFC: 2x Mane, 2x Salah, TAA, Jimenez, 3x Traore, Snod, Zabaleta.
    TKF: Firmino, VVD, 3x Gomez, Moutinho, Randolph, 53pts.

    H2Hs all very close

    1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      We need a mane haul to win the h2h.. we are more on defense provided all start..will be a good fight

      1. Morph - UJFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah. Should be an interesting rest of the GW.

        Gomez gives you a huge advantage if Liverpool don't concede, but Jimenez and/or Traore returns put us right back in it.

        1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          UJFC: 2Mane+2Salah+TAA+Snod+Zabaleta.
          TKF: 36 pts+Firmino+VVD+3Gomez+Randolph

          H2HA: TKF Snod+Mane vs Robbo
          H2HB: TKF 4+Firmino+Randolph+Cresswell vs Robbo
          H2HC: TKF 3+Salah+Firmino vs Mane

          Think we might have won the H2HB and H2HC..
          Rest all to play for..

          1. Morph - UJFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Can't see us winning this unless Mane recovers. Robertson could nick us some H2H points (maybe).

            1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Looks like we won by about 27 points.. lost the H2H A though.. GG lads

              1. Morph - UJFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 20 hours ago

                Mane!

                Well played. The focus on Liverpool defenders paid off.

  12. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Holly's Hamsters v Nirvana Scott Talent UPDATE

    HH = 12 points + Mane x 3, Firmino x 4.
    NST = VVD x 4, Gomez, Salah, Cresswell x 2, Masuaka, Haller.

    3 point H2H: HH = Mane. NST = 3 points + Robertson
    2 point H2H: HH win by 5 points
    1 point H2H: HH = 11 points + Mane; Haller. NST = Robertson.

    Mané injury looks likely to sink the Hamsters, as it leaves us just 12 points ahead with 4 diff's compared the NST's 10 differentials. Only a Firmino masterclass can save our tallywhackers from a bruising loss!

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cheers Boris. Going down to the wire!

  13. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 hours ago

    ... in other new Ian Holloway, and the birth of his hamster, just got a mention on ‘Fighting Talk’ (on Radio Five Live). “Hung like a Hamster” is going viral!

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      It's the year of the Rat in China and that's going all type of Viral too.

  14. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 hours ago

    girth

  15. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 7 hours ago

    Well done to the Nuts - with all those extra Salahs you were too tough to crack. We're off for some group therapy.

    1. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Well played lads. The Mane injury basically won it for us. Almost all of our teams went Salah TC.