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Pundits Playoff – The end of period 3 is nigh

And lo as Matchweek 15 endeth, a new Matchweek hath appeared upon the horizon. Yes, on the eighteenth day of the second month of the year 2020, a new team shall be crowneth as Period Champions. But the end of the Pundits Playoff that shall not be, as a NEW Period shall then be upon on, and it shall be called…Period 4!

Transfer Window

The final period it will be, and as such there will be one final transfer window for teams to shake up their squads and ruthlessly chase that final chance for a period victory, and a place in the finals stage. The transfer window opens on Sunday 9th February, at which point players can be released from their team by either themselves or their team manager. To do so, please email punditsplayoff@gmail.com with your FFS name, FPL ID# and the current Pundits Playoff team you are in, and whether you wish to leave the tournament or be entered into the draft to join a new team.

New players can also register to take part now, all you need to do is enter your FFS name, FPL ID# and team name along with a contactable email address using this link.

Both new players and those released from their team who wish to join a new one will all be entered onto the Bidding List for the Draft.

The closing date for both releasing players and new player registration is 9pm Friday 14th February, at which point the Bidding List will be locked down. Team Managers can then plan their bids for the Draft which will take place at 9pm Wednesday 19th February.

Who can win Period 3?

The hot favourites to win the H2H league are Nirvana Scott Talent, won 4, drawn none, lost none, and sitting on a points total of 57 for the period. Can they remain invincible for one more week? Only Brazil Nuts stand in their way, but even if the Nuts prevail, Jarvish and co only need three points to guarantee themselves as Period Champions. The only other team with a slight chance of spoiling their parade are “15” Musketeers, currently sitting on 44 points. They will need to outscore NST by more than thirteen points to steal the Period 3 H2H crown which is a hard task especially considering they are up against the toughest team to beat in the whole competition, The Keane Fifteen, who have only lost four times over fifteen matchweeks.

The classic league is tighter, “15” Musketeers are currently top of a very close leader board with an overall team score of 3592 for Period 3. Both Brazil Nuts (3579) and Unbelievable Jeff FC (3569) are snapping at their heels and could easily overtake them at the final hurdle. Even Nirvana Scott Talent are in with a shout in current 4th position on 3511.

The Cumulative numbers

In the Cumulative H2H league, The Keane Fifteen are now assured of keeping their first place position for at least one more matchweek, as they sit 16 points ahead of their nearest rivals “15” Musketeers on 151.5 points. However, with a possible 105 points still available over the last seven matchweeks, no team is yet mathematically out of winning the Cumulative H2H league. The Cumulative Classic league could not be closer, with BOTH “15” Musketeers and Unbelievable Jeff FC on 13075 after fifteen Matchweeks.

Nominees for Best Manager of the Period

Unsurprisingly with both their teams in contention for both the Period 3 league titles, both KIRAFPL (“15” Musketeers) and Jarvish (Nirvana Scott Talent) are the main candidates for the Best Manager. KIRAFPL has managed his team into the top two in both league, and the combined value of his team’s players is £1000m, second only to Pirlo’s Pen of Unbelievable Jeff FC (£1070m). However, Jarvish has chosen his players for the H2H battles extremely well with the highest combined score of 836, which explains their unbeaten run this period. This could go either way, and both managers could win the treble (H2H League Champions, Classic League Champions, Best Manager). A reminder that the winner of Best Manager gets the exciting chance to be interviewed by none other than Boris Bodega himself!

Fixtures for Matchweek 15

Cor blimey this is going to be a long one, with nine days between the first match of GW26 and the last. The fixtures for the Pundits Playoff this Matchweek are:

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

Both Slaven’s Ball-itch and Hollys Hamsters are yet to win a match this period, let’s see if they can get back to winning ways.

Deadline for team line up submission is 10:30 Saturday 8th February

Link to the livescores is here.

Good luck all!

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”

34 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 8 hours ago

    NST FTW!!!!

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Team NST good skills pal

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      What a period for you guys!

      Expecting a good interview 😉

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Pom Poms
      Wiggle it
      Pom Poms
      Jiggle it

      Pom Pom Poms
      Pom Pom Poms

      Being dying to do that for ages! 😆
      Played Skipper / Team.

    4. Gloria Kanchelskis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 19 hours ago

      Good to see the managerial skills finally being recognized

  2. nivz 32
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 8 hours ago

    am in

    1. nivz 32
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 8 hours ago

      103457

  3. Urchin
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    The fifteen derby

  4. FPL_SMR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    So, the Top 8 Teams in the Cumulative H2H table (over the four play-off periods) will compete in the knockout H2H rounds, right?

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes indeedy. The bottom four go to the 'You're Ropey League of Shame'. 🙂

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        Something to play for... 😀

  5. Pras Scott Talent
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 48 mins ago

    In it to win it

  6. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 23 hours ago

    In fact, where the feck is everyone in this tourney?
    It's like, I don't know how many players in total but their lack of input in the Boris threads is actually quite painful now.

    So before we get another War and Peace from that Thomas Hardy GUY show your fecking selves you bunch of Margaret Thatcher Vibrators made out of Coal DUST! FFS.!!

    1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Been at another rally?
      You'll be seeing us soon pal 😉

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Not before your squirrel saw us first sister. 😆

        Crunch!

        Nuts.

    2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Phwoarr!

    3. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      We're keeping our powder dry .... good point though.

      Cheers Boris!

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 5 hours ago

      Apologies for my crudeness here btw, I'm afraid I drank a little too much Squirrel Juice.

  7. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 19 hours ago

    Need a new defender and don't want Maupay anymore. Reasonable to take a hit for:
    Lund, Maupay -> Stephens, Ings ???

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram VVD
    Traore Salah KDB Maddison
    Vardy Jimenez Maupay

    Button / Rico Hayden Simpson
    1FT 4.2ITB

  8. Gnu Scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Forget average age a minute. It's our average weight that's the key here.
    Get this colossal mass rolling and it becomes impossible to stop.
    Rock on NST and don't hold back on those half-time donoughts. 😉

  9. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    With TK15 applying their anti-Aguero shield and GBH-press to powerful effect, it was another painful loss for BIOR, and a busy weekend at A&E. Thank goodness for the winter break; however, the planned warm weather training in Dubai had to be downgraded to a weekend break at Butlins to a sudden financial downturn (lost sponsorship and offset post-brexit kickbacks). Not the best way to prepare for those pesky BSC Small Boys who are currently occupying our CL slot.

    No break for the Skipper though. He’s had spies embedded around the BSC Small Boys playground all week, and reports are coming in of their squad looking unfeasibly ripped and hirsute. We suspect salary cap breaches funded by supplementing pocket money with income from their out of court settlement with ‘Whole Lawro B*llocks’. Even so, it was still clear that they look vulnerable under the high ball, and need a firm leader at the back, so it’s time to get stuck in.

    Maybe we can also benefit from their short attention span. The last time they had a break this long was half-term, and they’ll have forgotten about the game-week by the time our Tammy and Mason Greenwood points roll-in. Now, where did I put that wildcard?

  10. Final call for Pundit Playoff
    Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 11 hours ago

    Last chance to register for the Pundits Playoff competition this season. The team managers may be looking to shake up their teams for the final push - are you the FPL player with the edge they need? Can you bag the vital bonus points in a crucial H2H battle?

    Link for registering is here https://forms.gle/khEo57eDnqCHn4PS6
    Just enter your Fantasy Football Scout name, FPL ID# and team name, along with a contact email address.
    Closing date for registering to take part in the Draft is Friday 14th February, at 9pm. Draft takes place on the 19th February at 9pm

  11. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 4 hours ago

    Blimey! Brighton Health Centre closed as member of staff found infected with Corona Virus!

    IT'S HERE!

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 4 hours ago

      Oops, Wrong place, never mind I'll just leave it here, don't want to panic the masses anyhow.

  12. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Brazil Nuts v Nirvana Scott Talent

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

    BN: Son; Auba x 3; Bruno; KdB, Aguero x 5, Snodgrass.
    NST: 19 points + Grealish, Aurier, Tanganga, Moura x 2, Bergwijn; Martial; Mahrez x 3, Bilva.

    3 point H2H: BN = all out. NST = 7 points + Mahrez
    2 point H2H: BN = 3 points. NST = Martial
    1 point H2H: BN = Grealish; Aguero x 2. NST = 5 points + Aurier, Moura; Mahrez.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Doomed if Kun smashes it. 🙁

  13. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Bidding list is locked down, 5 players have applied for the draft, with two spots available in teams Unbelievable Jeff FC, and Hollys Hamsters. Players and their values are:

    Dusan Citizen (£80m)
    Mr Perfectionist (£45m)
    nivz 32 (£35m)
    Dont give a fuchs (£30m)
    Underdog333 (£5m)

    A reminder to team managers that bids have either match or exceed the player's value, otherwise they are invalid.

  14. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Brazil Nuts v Nirvana Scott Talent

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

    BN: 2 points + KDB, Aguero x 5, Snodgrass.
    NST: Mahrez x 3, Bilva.

    3 point H2H: Already won by NST (unless Mahrez score -7)
    2 point H2H: Already won by NST
    1 point H2H: BN = Aguero x 2. NST = 2 points + Mahrez.

  15. Morph - UJFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    UJFC vs Lawro...
    Us: 8x Aguero, KDB, D Silva.
    Them: 3x Mahrez, Noble, 46pts.

    Lawro has won H2H-A but a decent score from Aguero would win UJFC the others.

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

    Since this game-week started the BSC Small Boys have grown up and left home to sow their wild oats. They won't remember that they've got a sack-load of KDB and an extra Aguero to roll out tonight but, alas, Boris' spreadsheet sees everything.

    Small Boys: KDBx4; Aguero, Haller and Noble
    BIOR: 28pts plus Mahrezx2

    It could get windy.

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      🙁 KDB storm wipped us apart

  17. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 2 hours ago

    Bidding list locked down in this bizarre game week, final two players will get drafted in 51 minute's time.

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

      And the tiny draft is over:
      Mr Perfectionist is signed by Unbelievable Jeff FC
      Underdog333 is signed by Holly's Hamsters

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 1 hour ago

        Nice. 🙂
        Well played Boris.