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(Guardian)   Chelsea take on a team in all-white without Terry. Elsewhere, the Canaries might get Gunned down, Mackems take on the Toon and Liverpool will draw with Reading   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 210
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2012-10-20 07:27:33 AM
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FFPL Report - round 7

The league returns after the two-week international break.
At the top, I cling onto 1st place for the second week. Worryingly for me early leader Cptrios is now down in 29th place. Top four all unchanged, but the gap between 1st and 2nd has decreased whilst that between 2nd and third/fourth has expanded. No one in the top eight scored more than 100pts.

StRalphTheLiar, bjmichel, 689908, martissimo, kcostell, wynswrld join me on the max +20 BB. Not a single player on Page 2 is sitting on any BB at all!

Top score of the week was djbigbird with a healthy 175, moving him up 10 places to 20th, whilst at the other end of the spectrum Alcalaroark was the only player to score negatively moving him down 11 spots. 6 farkers didn't enter predictions last round - Alcalaroark, they all did better than you! Several personal bests last round, including NorfolkingChance and DesertMoloch, who both doubled or better their previous record haul.

Big mover-up this week is Tom_the_servo_bit_me, who after a troubled first couple of rounds has made it onto Page 1, up 13 spaces and gaining. Tom is the median player in our mini-league and is positioned 36628/71347 globally - close to the summit of Mt. Gauss. Tailwise I'm in 154th and czetie in 71036/71347. Remember, we started a week late, so everyone else had one round of scoring on us.

BillyCrystalMethLab has empirically proved it isn't too late to join in by scoring an impressive 80 points from just five games, including two perfect predictions. Despite the 6 week headstart, sterling_thunder, tacos4jesus, abukyle and czetie have been overtaken by him. Is this the week czetie moves into positive territory?

More MUFC supporters on Page 2 than 1. A narrow majority of Spurs supporters are on Page 1 alongside 66% of Arsenal supporters and 75% of Toon fans [c'mon JosephFinn!].

A clip of the objective and unbiased team news for the Tyne V Wear derby:

'SAFC: Titus Bramble is doubtful and Lee Cattermole is suspended, though not by his knackers from a tall building, unfortunately...'

In other news, I've now been using the internet for 20 years.

Today:
Tottenham v Chelsea
Fulham v Aston Villa
Liverpool v Reading
Man Utd v Stoke City
Swansea City v Wigan
WBA v Man City
West Ham United v Southampton
Norwich v Arsenal
Tomorrow:
Mackems v Newcastle
QPR v Everton
 
2012-10-20 07:31:18 AM
In Championship news Leeds fans show their true colours by punching the Wednesday keeper Link.

Good part of the international break i got to see the England under 21 team play Serbia at Carrow Road. If he can avoid the hype machine Sterling from Liverpool could be a good player.
 
2012-10-20 07:40:43 AM
And I'm trying to stay just respectable enough that I can stay on the first page. I tried to make my guesses much more conservative this week.
 
Sadly, I have some business to take care of today so ill likely miss most of this thread. A food showing by Arsenal and some decent guesswork in the FFPL would take the edge off this sting.
 
2012-10-20 07:45:59 AM
Bale and Dembele out for Spurs.
 
2012-10-20 07:50:39 AM
When they do that thing where they bring the kids on the pitch before the game, the kid with Petr Cech should also wear a helmet.
 
2012-10-20 07:56:45 AM
Whoo, I get to watch the early game live for once. Yaaay....

C'mon Spurs..pull out the win (or a 2-2 draw for some fantasy points please)
 
2012-10-20 08:05:27 AM
Damn, dat Cahill volley. Tuned in just in time to see it.

If we can't win against Reading at home, we don't deserve to be in the Prem this year.
 
2012-10-20 08:08:31 AM

ADubs86: Damn, dat Cahill volley. Tuned in just in time to see it.

If we can't win against Reading at home, we don't deserve to be in the Prem this year.


It is NEXT year you should be worrying about [not really]. Borini out for three months. Lot on Suarez.
 
2012-10-20 08:15:41 AM

midpoint:
It is NEXT year you should be worrying about [not really]. Borini out for three months. Lot on Suarez.


I'm not terribly gutted about Borini or Suarez since we gotten through the hard part of the half-schedule early. Borini hasn't been the wunderkind Rodgers wanted him to be, and we're already giving our youth a runout so it should be too hard to get replacements in. Now if we do nothing in January, then I'll panic.

Worse comes to worse, we'll just steal another Newcastle striker, since that worked so well last time.
 
2012-10-20 08:21:12 AM

JerseyTim: When they do that thing where they bring the kids on the pitch before the game, the kid with Petr Cech should also wear a helmet.


Hhahahaaha, that would be great
 
2012-10-20 08:23:59 AM
Oh Dempsey, what the hell was that?
 
2012-10-20 08:28:33 AM

Langston: Oh Dempsey, what the hell was that?


I thought Dempsey would have been a useful signing for NUFC. Can play in a variety of positions forward. Probably too old for current regime to buy though.
 
2012-10-20 08:33:06 AM
Good morning.

Chelsea look dandy.

Looking for 3 points against Villa this morning. COYW!
 
2012-10-20 08:48:18 AM

midpoint: Langston: Oh Dempsey, what the hell was that?

I thought Dempsey would have been a useful signing for NUFC. Can play in a variety of positions forward. Probably too old for current regime to buy though.


I think he's still got talent, but he really mangled that counterattack.
 
2012-10-20 08:53:16 AM
Morning folks. I'm holding my nose and pulling for the Spuds
 
2012-10-20 08:53:54 AM
Wooo! Odd looking, but i'll take it.
 
2012-10-20 08:54:08 AM
2-1 Chelsea gives me a perfect. Come on Blues!

\excuse me, I have to vomit now
 
2012-10-20 08:59:23 AM

ADubs86: 2-1 Chelsea gives me a perfect. Come on Blues!

\excuse me, I have to vomit now


It's odd how this fantasy league changes who you pull for, isnt it?

/might need therapy after cheering on Man City
 
2012-10-20 09:00:54 AM
Fight! Fight!
 
2012-10-20 09:01:04 AM
DEFOE!

Screws my perfect, but nice goal. When did Aaron Lennon get so dangerous?
 
2012-10-20 09:03:32 AM
It took me 10 minutes to realize I should be happy with the Defoe goal
 
2012-10-20 09:04:22 AM
really lovely goal from Defoe.

Big bad blonde Torres looking for a fight. apparently.
 
2012-10-20 09:05:31 AM
If Spuds can maintain this energy, they could steal this game. Tall order, though.
 
2012-10-20 09:11:03 AM
Mata makes up for the first half.
 
2012-10-20 09:11:22 AM
Johnny Kills with a beautiful equalizer!
 
2012-10-20 09:11:45 AM
Jones, Wisdom, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Sahin, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suso, Suarez.
Subs: Gulacsi, Shelvey, Henderson, Downing, Assaidi, Carragher, Enrique.

Reina pulled his hammy over the break, no news how long he's out.
 
2012-10-20 09:11:57 AM
Spurs supporter in me: Damnit!

FFPL player in me: Woo! +30 points!
/conflicted
 
2012-10-20 09:13:29 AM
Jesus. 2-3
 
2012-10-20 09:13:31 AM
Spot on. I wouldn't say it was phenominal but there was no room for error and he slid it right through. In other news I got my scores in on time (shouldn't be a big deal but it is for me).
 
2012-10-20 09:13:40 AM
Maybe it's the tattoos, but Tom Huddlestone's skin tone of his arms doesn't match the skin tone of his face. Or maybe it's just me.
 
2012-10-20 09:13:42 AM
MATA again!
 
2012-10-20 09:14:00 AM
I really hope expobill is awake to see this Mata brilliance
 
2012-10-20 09:14:27 AM
What a nice feed from Hazard! God hes fun to watch, such a shame he plays for Chelski.
 
2012-10-20 09:14:39 AM
Spur & FFPL player in me: Damnit!
 
2012-10-20 09:15:01 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Jesus. 2-3


Wizard or is ESPN3 behind?
 
2012-10-20 09:15:26 AM
My previous comment was for Mata's first goal.
 
2012-10-20 09:16:52 AM
Well, it's time for me to start drinking.
 
2012-10-20 09:17:18 AM
72nd minute already. This second half has flown.
 
2012-10-20 09:18:03 AM

ADubs86: HaywoodJablonski: Jesus. 2-3

Wizard or is ESPN3 behind?


Espn3 is behind. It is 73:30 now
 
2012-10-20 09:20:40 AM
Its unfair that one team should have Oscar, Hazard, and Mata all on the field at the same time, lol. But such a joy to watch.
 
2012-10-20 09:21:28 AM
That said, I'm gonna throw up now.
 
2012-10-20 09:27:37 AM

Norfolking Chance: In Championship news Leeds fans show their true colours by punching the Wednesday keeper Link.
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Brilliant

"They [Leeds fans] are all going to get tarred with the same brush and that's not right, but they will do and they should do because it wasn't one person chanting the vile things."

Perfect footballistic nonsensical statement.

The are, but they shouldn't, but they will, and they should.
 
2012-10-20 09:29:01 AM
Sturridge, the neckbeard is not a good look. Shave that shiat son.
 
2012-10-20 09:29:15 AM
Hey! A shout out! Thanks!

But hey, I am an Atlanta sports fan as well, which means we're strong out of the gate and get silent at the moment of truth.

/still drunk from last night.
 
2012-10-20 09:31:47 AM
And there's the requisite Torres miss. Now we can end the game.
 
2012-10-20 09:32:38 AM
I just hope the MIGHTY Oxford United can end their terrible skid today against Accrington Stanley (who are dey? - And if you get that reference 1. You're a Brit, and 2. Congrats, you're old)

Also, I see I put my predictions in for this week before the international break. Still on BB of 15, so I have hope.

Not much though, as I predicted a 2 - 0 Liverpool victory
 
2012-10-20 09:33:04 AM
Turned on the game just as Defoe scored. Spurs would still be in this if it wasn't for Gallas. At fault for all 3 goals and if Torres knew how to score, it would be 4.
 
2012-10-20 09:33:08 AM
Adebayor: you suck!
 
2012-10-20 09:35:12 AM
Dat almost Walker blooter.
 
2012-10-20 09:35:31 AM
Neckbeard with the tap-in
 
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