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Pundits Playoff The Final Period

Three Periods down, and just one to go before we enter into the finals stage of the Pundits Playoff. Just so everyone knows just exactly what they are playing for, here are the current Cumulative standings in the H2H league:

1. The Keane Fifteen (W12, D0, L4 + 53.5 bonus) with 161.5 points

2. WhenTheOWENgetsTough (W10, D1, L5 + 49.5 bonus) with 142.5 points

3. “15” Musketeers (W9, D1, L6 + 56.5 bonus) with 140.5 points

4. Nirvana Scott Talent (W8, D2, L6 + 58.5 bonus) with 136.5 points

5. Brazil Nuts (W8, D0, L8 + 56 bonus) with 128 points

6. Unbelievable Jeff FC (W8, D1, L7 + 52.5 bonus) with 127.5 points

7. BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC (W8, D0, L8 + 45 bonus) with 117 points

8. A Whole Lawro B*llocks (W7, D0, L9 + 49.5 bonus) with 112.5 points

9. Holly’s Hamsters (W7, D0, L9 + 46.5 bonus) with 109.5 points

10. Back to Square Owen (W7, D1, L8 + 32.5 bonus) with 98.5 points

11. Blame It On Rio (W6, D0, L10 + 34 bonus) with 88 points

12. Slaven’s Ball-itch (W3, D0, L13 + 42 bonus) with 69 points

Those teams in the top eight come the end of the final period will enter the PP Champions League Finals, where 1st place will face 8th, 2nd will face 7th and so on in the quarter finals in Gameweek 33.

Those team in the bottom four at the end of Period 4 will enter the PP You’re Ropey League of Shame Semi-Finals, where 9th place will face 12th and 10th place will face 11th. This also takes place in GW33.

Of course the table could completely change in this final period, with six matchweeks left to play meaning that a total of 90 points are still available to all teams. Therefore mathematically everyone is still in with a chance of finishing first!

Period 3 Results

Finally after the longest Gameweek in living memory (don’t quote me on that, but it did feel like it…) the results of Period 3 are in. The winners of the H2H league were […drumroll…] Nirvana Scott Talent, with total score of 62.5 (W4, D0, L1 + 26.5 bonus). They were playing with fire though as they lost their final match against Brazil Nuts, but managed to win 5.5 bonus points to squeeze themselves over the line. In second place were A Whole Lawro B*llocks who made short work of Unbelievable Jeff FC, who may be regretting their manager’s fiery words in his interview at the end of Period 1 – it clearly stoked the B*llocks up for this rematch! In 3rd place were “15” Musketeers, who lost to The Keane Fifteen, despite grabbing 5 bonus points in the H2H battles. Elsewhere Holly’s Hamsters, champions of Period 3, suffered their fifth straight loss, this time a 0-15 whitewash against WhenTheOWENgetsTough. The BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC managed a win versus Blame It On Rio, and Slaven’s Ball-itch suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of Back to Square Owen.

Brazil Nuts were winners of the Classic League in Period 3, with total combined score of 4500, just four points clear of the 4496 scored by A Whole Lawro B*llocks.

Best Manager of the Period

Contentiously the winner of this coveted award goes to KIRAFPL of “15” Musketeers, pipping Jarvish of Nirvana Scott Talent in a very close run to the finish line. By managing his team to third place in both leagues (H2H & Classic), his excellent benching decisions and superior squad value just managed to push into first place. Jarvish can consider himself very unlucky, having managed his team to first place in the H2H league, and picked the best players for his team’s H2H battles, with the highest combined score of any team (1019).

Congratulations to KIRAFPL, if he is willing our very own Boris Bodega will be interviewing him as he enters the elite hall of Pundits Playoff Elite Managers, alongside Pirlo’s Pen and Toblerone52.

H2H Battle Champ and Highest Scoring Player

AA33 still heads the H2H Battle table with six wins from seven caps for his team, Nirvana Scott Talent. Bury94 of Slaven’s Ball-itch is now the highest scoring individual player in the competition with 1026.

Period 4 begins!

The very first fixtures of the fourth period are:

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

Deadline for team line up submission is 10:30am this Saturday.

With both teams on a 5 game losing streak, which of Holly’s Hamsters or Slaven’s Ball-itch will be back to winning ways? Can Nirvana Scott Talent peg back The Keane Fifteen, who still dominate the cumulative H2H table?

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”

60 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AA33 - Nirvana Scott Talent
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thanks Boris 🙂

    My H2H points won is 13.5, not 13 so I am still unbeaten 😉

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ah I think it's not picking up drawn points - thanks I'll correct that 🙂

      1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorted it now - you're still top by a whisker

        1. AA33 - Nirvana Scott Talent
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Thanks 🙂

  2. Greyhead
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Awesome stuff as always and continued thanks for running the tournament. As for our dismantling of Unbelievable Jeff... revenge was sweet. A b**ll*ck never forgets.

  3. Gnu Scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lol @ Lawro's b*llocks.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah
      2-0
      2-0
      2-0
      0-2
      2-0
      ad finitum
      Yawn

    2. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pipe down you old goat.

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        🙂

  4. Chaballer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Great stuff...the b*llocks are back in town

  5. KIRA
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thanx Boris for all of ur great effort , i'd be delighted to be interviewd offcoarse , surely all this credit goes to my wonderful supporting team

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cheers Kira, I'll email you tomorrow, and congrats 🙂

  6. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Just out of interest.. in the final stage the heads to heads will become of no importance as the knockout will be all that matters.. any plans to spice it up Boris? head to heads would have to be worth more than the 9pts for the team win to play any part.. or will it just be 13 vs 13 with no captains?

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      ooh good point. Will have to think about that. Suggestions welcome.

      1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        13 vs 13 with no captains is the simplest solution; but if you want to make it more interesting, why not have 13 H2Hs with the nominated Captains playing each other for 3pts; Vice Captains playing for 2pts; and the rest playing for 1 pt each.

  7. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Great work Boris and team!

    Just want to express my disappointment here about the structure of the tournament. No major advantage coming first with all the major wins and bossing most of the rounds. The structure could have been IPL style wherein the first and second positions get 2 go's for the final. (and there are only semis, no quarters.)

    Dont think the above can be changed now, but Boris can you try for some prizes for the team which comes first in the group stages? (say for example, the membership next season at a discounted price or 5-7 free memberships)

    Kudos to the hardwork of the organisers! Lovely work!

    Been lovely to play with the K15 wherein our main player Triple Captained Mane for his 1 point 😛

    1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Haha.. lots of main player i guess then!! this competition has been absolute fun!!

    2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks for the frank feedback, it's very useful for next season. I will be campaigning for some more prizes, especially for each period winner if we run a similar format.

      1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Boris, what if for the playoffs first round, the difference in points from the league table is added as margin? For e.g for 1st vs 8th, difference between them in points is added to the 1st teams score? in the match between 4th and 5th too, this will help. It gives the league table played over 22 GWs more importance..

        1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Seems a bit unfair to me, surely the fact that the first placed team faces the 8th placed is advantage enough?

          1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not quite an advantage! The 8th placed team currently has 8 victories, 50% of the matches.. They could easily beat the 1st team on their day.. but cumulatively 50 points from the top should be a factor.. the difference between the fourth and fifth is around 10 points which is a marginal advantage..

            Just a suggestion, in the end the organizing committee can decide the way forward!!

  8. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Cheers Boris ... an excellently structured competition and regular updates throughout

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cheers 🙂

  9. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    One last push..... If we fail.... We know whom to blame

  10. speedyboyz - Barnes Nuts
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Back to Square Owen vs Brazil Nuts
    By my calculations,
    BTSO -  3 Salah, 2 Robbo, Firmino

    Nuts -  52 points  +  3 Gomez, 3 Mane

    H2H A
    BTSO - 17 points  + Salah, Robbo
    Nuts - 2 Mane

    H2H B
    BTSO -  Salah
    Nuts - 9 points + Mane

    H2H C
    BTSO - Robbo
    Nuts - 7 points + Gomez

    1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Go nuts.

  11. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Nirvana Scott Talent v The Keane Fifteen

    Latest position by my calculations after autosubs, cancelling outs, etc.

    NST: Robertson x 3, TAA, VVD, Salah x 4, Mane
    TKF: 65 points + Gomez x 3, Firmino x 2

    3 point H2H: Already won by KTF
    3 point H2H: NST = 12 points + Mane, KTF = Gomez
    1 point H2H: Already won by KTF

    1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A Salah haul is all you need.. Plus mane s there to support.. we need Firmino to do something.. Auba, Martial have been great for us so far this week!

      1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        We barely scraped through.. GG lads..

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Well played sir - see you in the finals (hopefully!)

  12. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 11 days ago

      50 points lead still catchable even if rival had more chips left

      Rival: free hit and TC left

      Me: WC left

      Both still have BB left

      1. DF
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        nah

    • The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      In A Whole Lawro B*llocks vs Blame it on Rio, ALL 22 starting players have captained Salah!!!

      1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wow.. that must be such a bummer for the tournament!

      2. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        baa!

      3. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        you guys are doing it wrong then 🙂 you're meant to start 13 each week. perhaps this explains your positions in the table? p.s I havent actually looked at the table and you could well be ahead of us..

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I blame Rio for that

    • The Boot - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hi Boris, we've heard that a bonus points system will be applied to H2H results.Is there any chance of getting access to all past results so I could see how the new system would have effected past games? We only seem to have access to this week's results because of hidden rows and the inability to open hidden rows.#

      1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorted, the previous period scores are now showing.

      2. Ashwatthama hai apun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hello Boris... as far as heard and understood about h2h concept changes (when knockout phase begins); I feel its bit overemphasized over h2h matches over combined team effort.
        1 more point in h2h A could result in 31 point difference.

        I would just like to give my opinion here... how about assigning "Captain" and "Vice Captain", whose score will count as x2 and x1.5 (or x3 and x2)... FPL style??

        1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not a bad option! but probably just keep one captain and no VCs

        2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks for the feedback, we have gone to great effort to get the balance right by examining all the scores throughout the tournament so far. We think we have the balance between team score and bonus weight right on this, and we wanted to give the lower seeded teams a fighting chance in the finals. We will explain the finals format fully in the next article.

    • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jarvish has been absolutely robbed here and we demand VAR re-examine this outrageous delusional decision immediately.

      We are currently protesting in London at present in support of Julian Assange; but I can confirm with certainty, that we will be marching to Boris Towers in the very near future, if you do not rectify this absolutely abysmal criminal conspiracy.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Assange? Is that you?

      2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not sure if this will assuage your anger, or pour petrol over it, but had you won your last match, Jarvish probably would have done the double.

      3. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice one 😉

    • FPL_SMR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is there any proposal to change the tournament rules / format / scoring? Can't find any details

      1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        There will be some details in the next article, but scoring for Period 4 is exactly the same as previous Periods.

    • The Boot - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The rumours I have heard is that the importance of the stronger players is to be enhanced. I think you have to give some importance to the weaker players - the bench fodder. Let them be included in the knockout stages.

      1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        We agree to your views and have informed Boris!
        He and the team are doing a great job of organizing the tournament.. In the end we would respect the views of the organizing team..

      2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks for the suggestion, I would suggest that removing the bench diminishes the Team Manager's ability to manage the team though.

        1. The Boot - UJFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The few points for bench fodder inclusivity pales into insignificance if the new rumoured 30,20,10 comes into play.

      3. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Either way, it's always going to be difficult when the final stages are going to be in/around DGW/BGW season - hopefully a competition that has been going on for months isn't ultimately going to be decided based on which teams happen to have the most FHers/WCers that week.

        1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          In my opinion that makes the finals all the more exciting, but then I guess it depends on which end of the table teams currently sit, and how many of their squads have sensibly held onto their chips (I'm using my FH chip this week...)

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            What weeks are the knock-outs? Can't see it on the spreadsheet

            1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              33 WC week, 34 BB blank and double gameweek and 35..
              Will be very interesting with the chips in play..

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ugh - tournament will be decided by FH and WC chips then.

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

        Great stuff man

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bit early but for GW 29.

      Vardy,Cahill,Williams TO Auba,Saiss,and J.Evans?.