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(Guardian)   After the managerial merry-go-round in south west London its time to get down to the football again. Will any one stop the Baggies going boing-boing and can Big Sam keep West Ham winning? It's the weekly EPL thread   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 204
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2012-11-24 07:48:42 AM  
And this one appears as I'm submitting my own.

FFPL report to follow in the gap between the early and standard kick-offs.

Executive Summary: 'Ow, my balls!'
 
2012-11-24 07:50:08 AM  
I have a feeling this week's going to suck as well in Fitba. Way too many bogey fixtures.
 
2012-11-24 07:54:50 AM  

midpoint: And this one appears as I'm submitting my own.

FFPL report to follow in the gap between the early and standard kick-offs.

Executive Summary: 'Ow, my balls!'


West Brom and Norwich did a real number on every one.

Things i have finally learned

1. Don't bet against West Brom
2. Newcastle are not the team they were last season.

Plus for a nice bit about Fergie time
 
2012-11-24 07:57:50 AM  

Norfolking Chance: midpoint: And this one appears as I'm submitting my own.

FFPL report to follow in the gap between the early and standard kick-offs.

Executive Summary: 'Ow, my balls!'

West Brom and Norwich did a real number on every one.

Things i have finally learned

1. Don't bet against West Brom
2. Newcastle are not the team they were last season.

Plus for a nice bit about Fergie time


Yup - the number of -30's for bankers confidently placed on either Fulham or Newcastle winning was pretty high.

Injuries doing us in this season, but perhaps this is closer to our real level than the over-achievement of last year? I did say before the season started that the Euro Cup means more games for not much reward in all likelihood.
 
2012-11-24 08:00:07 AM  
Quite a bit of news swirling around QPR and Chelsea.
 
Looks like QPR gave 'arry Redknapp a two year deal, while over at Chelsea, Benitez is saying that Lampard and Cole are likely gone at the end of the season. Seems like a harsh way to point them to the door.
 
2012-11-24 08:03:58 AM  

Langston: Quite a bit of news swirling around QPR and Chelsea.
 
Looks like QPR gave 'arry Redknapp a two year deal, while over at Chelsea, Benitez is saying that Lampard and Cole are likely gone at the end of the season. Seems like a harsh way to point them to the door.


There will be agents agitating behind the scenes. Benitez is signalling he might only be a temp, but that means he doesn't have to put up with the crap.

See Beckham's agent: 'A host of top league clubs are interested, PSG have already made an offer'.
PSG: 'Who?'
 
2012-11-24 08:06:44 AM  
John O Shea gets his walking papers, and Sunderland down to ten already. Good thing I pick the Baggies to win then eh?
 
2012-11-24 08:07:50 AM  

ADubs86: John O Shea gets his walking papers, and Sunderland down to ten already. Good thing I pick the Baggies to win then eh?


Nope - card went other way.
 
2012-11-24 08:09:52 AM  

ADubs86: I have a feeling this week's going to suck as well in Fitba. Way too many bogey fixtures.


Totally agree. As good as West Brom has been, I'm taking a risk to say that Sunderland will park the bus and play them to a draw today. I'm most confident of Man Utd beating QPR, but I still put my banker chip on Everton to beat Norwich (no offense, Norfolking Chance).
 
My insurance chip is on Chelsea hosting Man City at Stamford Bridge. I think City will eke out a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, but I wouldn't really be surprised at any result from that game. Both teams have the quality to blow out a team that isn't focused. Which team will lose focus? Your guess is as good as mine. Both teams have looked amazing sometimes this season, both teams have looked vulnerable other times. Chelsea has had more distractions this week for sure. Will being at home settle them or put more pressure on them?
 
2012-11-24 08:19:21 AM  

midpoint: ADubs86: John O Shea gets his walking papers, and Sunderland down to ten already. Good thing I pick the Baggies to win then eh?

Nope - card went other way.


That's what I get for listening to the match and not watching the match. Damn you BBC radio.
 
2012-11-24 08:29:17 AM  

ADubs86: I have a feeling this week's going to suck as well in Fitba. Way too many bogey fixtures.


I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with that. Naturally, I'm up to sixth.
 
2012-11-24 08:30:11 AM  
2-0, and I'm a Sunderland goal from a perfect. Don't think it's going to end like that though.
 
2012-11-24 08:37:41 AM  
I have to work this morning, so I'll be missing the second half of the late fixtures. Have WBA 2-1 as well, but also doubt that's where it'll end up.
 
2012-11-24 08:41:53 AM  

Langston: I'm most confident of Man Utd beating QPR, but I still put my banker chip on Everton to beat Norwich (no offense, Norfolking Chance).


I don't mind, it just means reveange will be sweeter
 
2012-11-24 08:42:40 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: I have to work this morning, so I'll be missing the second half of the late fixtures. Have WBA 2-1 as well, but also doubt that's where it'll end up.


I had that, but in a moment of weakness I switched to the draw. I'll take any points loss for a mackem loss at home.
 
2012-11-24 08:44:05 AM  
If you only watch one indescribably cringeworthy Indonesian pop music video that's basically just an ad for Mister Potato, make sure it's this one.
 
2012-11-24 08:44:12 AM  
I had this at 0-0. Hmm
 
2012-11-24 08:44:53 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Langston: I'm most confident of Man Utd beating QPR, but I still put my banker chip on Everton to beat Norwich (no offense, Norfolking Chance).

I don't mind, it just means reveange will be sweeter


I'll be honest, my banker is on Everton as well, though if the match was at Carrow Road I most likely would not have done so.
 
2012-11-24 08:45:53 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Langston: I'm most confident of Man Utd beating QPR, but I still put my banker chip on Everton to beat Norwich (no offense, Norfolking Chance).

I don't mind, it just means reveange will be sweeter


I'm not going to name names, but one local Norwich supporter had the MUFC game down as a 2-4 loss last weekend.
 
2012-11-24 08:49:17 AM  
In relation to the Nani discussion from ages ago, here's an article saying they want to get rid of him. (In English half-way down the page).

And this pic was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday after Sir's statue was unveiled:

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-11-24 08:53:54 AM  

689908: In relation to the Nani discussion from ages ago, here's an article saying they want to get rid of him. (In English half-way down the page).

And this pic was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday after Sir's statue was unveiled:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x248]


Is it bad that I instantly knew they were Ole, Cantona, Cole, Yorke (or do I have them switched? Fark me I could never tell. You know us black people, we all look alike), Ruud and VDS?
Ole looks old as hell.
 
2012-11-24 08:54:54 AM  

ADubs86: 689908: In relation to the Nani discussion from ages ago, here's an article saying they want to get rid of him. (In English half-way down the page).

And this pic was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday after Sir's statue was unveiled:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x248]

Is it bad that I instantly knew they were Ole, Cantona, Cole, Yorke (or do I have them switched? Fark me I could never tell. You know us black people, we all look alike), Ruud and VDS?
Ole looks old as hell.


Yorke on the left.
 
2012-11-24 09:01:15 AM  

689908: If you only watch one indescribably cringeworthy Indonesian pop music video that's basically just an ad for Mister Potato, make sure it's this one.


A better Indonesian video (NSFW - violence):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWlmhMSnVdM
Not related to anything in this thread.
 
2012-11-24 09:18:34 AM  
Well now!

2-1, now everyone park the bus.
 
2012-11-24 09:19:02 AM  
Lucky deflection! Now everyone park the bus.
 
2012-11-24 09:20:16 AM  
Did every one have this at 2-1 to West Brom. Damn no chance to gain on people.
 
2012-11-24 09:25:10 AM  
Fark
 
2012-11-24 09:26:05 AM  
Ah well, at least I have the result.
 
2012-11-24 09:26:37 AM  
Ridgewell suarezed the shiat out of that.
 
2012-11-24 09:27:13 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Did every one have this at 2-1 to West Brom. Damn no chance to gain on people.


Did, changed to the draw.
 
2012-11-24 09:29:17 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Did every one have this at 2-1 to West Brom. Damn no chance to gain on people.


Eh, you'll gain on me. I thought Sunderland would defend better, was hoping for a 1-1 snoozer
 
2012-11-24 09:29:33 AM  
Man Sunderland is bad, they can't even park the bus correctly. It galls me that we lost to them at home last week.
 
2012-11-24 09:31:59 AM  
Sweet, 5 extra points.
 
2012-11-24 09:32:12 AM  
Its now 3-2. Come on West Brom keep the ball, i need those 15 points!
 
2012-11-24 09:32:21 AM  
3-2, got the goal difference now! But it seems so does everyone else.
 
2012-11-24 09:37:02 AM  

ADubs86: 3-2, got the goal difference now! But it seems so does everyone else.


I don't...but I'm farking terrible at this.
 
2012-11-24 09:38:09 AM  
3-3, please
 
2012-11-24 09:39:31 AM  
Dammit! Lol.
 
2012-11-24 09:40:01 AM  
4-2

Back to the result.

Well done Steve Clarke!
 
2012-11-24 09:41:44 AM  
So much for a snoozer of a game. Wow
 
2012-11-24 09:43:39 AM  

Langston: So much for a snoozer of a game. Wow


2-4 was the obvious score really.
 
2012-11-24 09:46:22 AM  
I didn't wake up early enough to put in my scores for the west brom game, but I'm pretty sure the website will put it down as a west brom win so hopefully I get 10 points for that. I have my banker on Arsenal winning, but you never know and I'll be happy either way.

I'm hoping I don't have much housework to do so I can watch the Man Utd match. The follies of visiting the parents for thanksgiving break.
 
2012-11-24 09:47:29 AM  

ADubs86: Is it bad that I instantly knew they were Ole, Cantona, Cole, Yorke (or do I have them switched? Fark me I could never tell. You know us black people, we all look alike), Ruud and VDS?
Ole looks old as hell.


Why would that be bad? They're all legends.
 
2012-11-24 09:49:45 AM  
I had a boring 0-0 for that game. Was going to change the Chelsea game to 0-0 (for old times sake) and give WBA a 1-0 win. But I didn't. As soon as I stop underestimating Steve Clarke, they'll lose. Guaranteed.
 
2012-11-24 10:01:59 AM  
Yet another bizarre line-up today. I give up trying to figure it out.

Carrick and Giggs in a Premier League game.

Carrick, Fletcher, Anderson, Cleverley and Powell in a Champions League dead rubber.

Scholes and Fletcher in a Premier League game.
 
2012-11-24 10:03:45 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com

FFPL Report - Gameweek 12

The first line of last weeks report was very nearly 'will this be the week when one or more players break through the 1000 point mark?' Ouch. A very large number of players posted -30s for their banker games - concentrating on the NUFC Vs Swans and the Fulham Vs Mackem games. The sole NCFC supporter predicted a 2-4 home loss against MUFC. As an illustration of the chaos, The_Envoy was -30 for the week, but went up 1 place.
I retain top spot, despite suffering a net dip. Cognitive_Displaysia drops one to third, thanks to Obamartins sneaking past, +20 being an above average score this week. Constituents of the top five are unchanged, but the Toon supporters are in an incrementally stronger position even than last week, apart from the bright red stain of elguepardo, the top 8 is looking monochromatic with the mix of NUFC, Spurs and Fulham supporters.
At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.

TottenhamLukewarmspur streets ahead with +100. Five players scored -50, 3 more scored -60. In other weeks, that would be a performance to draw notice but this week is different! Step forward [back?] BJmichel, DJBigbird, DesertGeek and Juicepats who all managed a robust -70.

TottenhamLukewarmspur is also the highest riser, moving up 5 places whilst Adubs86, 30/30 and Lost_Limey edge up 4 spots. Juicepats and BJmichel both went down five, but the biggest drop of the week was recorded by 689908, falling 6.

BB club remains small. A few green shoots here and there but Club President is obamartins, retaining his +20 for another week.
 
2012-11-24 10:09:04 AM  

midpoint:

BB club remains small. A few green shoots here and there but Club President is obamartins, retaining his +20 for another week.


Got it on Everton today. We'll see how that works out for me.
 
2012-11-24 10:12:47 AM  

midpoint: At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.


This made me laugh. Not at his situation, but the visual is hilarious.
 
2012-11-24 10:14:07 AM  

Langston: midpoint: At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.

This made me laugh. Not at his situation, but the visual is hilarious.


draaaaaaaaw, draaaaaaaaaaw!
 
2012-11-24 10:14:17 AM  
Damn it, first blood on the 3 o'clock games goeas to Everton. Come on you Yellows
 
2012-11-24 10:14:56 AM  
I cringe everytime Fulham concedes a corner.
 
2012-11-24 10:20:34 AM  
Hughes being sacked had me changing it from a 3-1 to a 2-1. I was doing well when I was just instinctively predicting the scores. Now I've started second guessing and it isn't going so well.
 
2012-11-24 10:26:18 AM  
Our defense is shiate.
 
2012-11-24 10:26:34 AM  
So is this the old Harry mojo going to work or is it the dead cat bounce?
 
2012-11-24 10:27:42 AM  

midpoint: Hughes being sacked had me changing it from a 3-1 to a 2-1. I was doing well when I was just instinctively predicting the scores. Now I've started second guessing and it isn't going so well.


Same here. I need to go back to gut calls.
 
2012-11-24 10:28:48 AM  
Alright chaps, I'm off to work. Hopefully in my absence Fulham will stop playing like shiat. See you guys tomorrow morning.
 
2012-11-24 10:29:03 AM  
I had a dream last night that I was one of those Sky Sports biatches and I was reporting that QPR beat Manchester United because QPR had been playing badly intentionally to get Hughes fired and now that he's gone and have his royal wheeler dealer they can play to their potential.

And not a single naked footballer. My dreams are lame.
 
2012-11-24 10:33:41 AM  

midpoint: Step forward [back?] BJmichel, DJBigbird, DesertGeek and Juicepats who all managed a robust -70.


Well, you know what my team's slogan is. You'll never walk alone.

/Think I had a West Brom 2-1 too.
 
2012-11-24 10:40:50 AM  
Since when did Charlie Adam start scoring goals?
 
2012-11-24 10:51:41 AM  
QPR playing well, United not so much. Semi-boring first half so hopefully the second half is much better.
 
2012-11-24 10:52:11 AM  

TheKnownUniverse: I had a dream last night that I was one of those Sky Sports biatches and I was reporting that QPR beat Manchester United because QPR had been playing badly intentionally to get Hughes fired and now that he's gone and have his royal wheeler dealer they can play to their potential.


Are you a wizard?
 
2012-11-24 10:59:32 AM  
That bloke was 15 metres from the net, and he kicked the ball about 30 metres over th net with a thunderous BOOT. Nice finesse there, jackwagon!!
 
2012-11-24 11:05:06 AM  
Okay so nice centering pass, then the windup and...BOOT! Way over the net. The bloody bloke just wanted to show how hard he could kick it, accuracy be damned....look ma, BOOOOOOOOT!!!
 
2012-11-24 11:13:58 AM  
Man United once again concedes early in the second half.
 
2012-11-24 11:15:12 AM  
JAMIE MACKIE!

Of course, this is bad for me because I have my banker on a United win.
 
2012-11-24 11:18:23 AM  
Glad I didn't put my banker on a United win.
 
2012-11-24 11:29:14 AM  
Man U level with Evans

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-24 11:30:51 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Glad I didn't put my banker on a United win.


Feeling bad now are we?
Fletcher makes it 2-1, and United looking like adding more.
 
2012-11-24 11:32:55 AM  
3-1 Hernandez, that gives me goal difference here too.
 
2012-11-24 11:33:07 AM  

ADubs86: Stimied in a Rut: Glad I didn't put my banker on a United win.

Feeling bad now are we?
Fletcher makes it 2-1, and United looking like adding more.


Quite. I predicted a 3-1 win. Would be sitting on 90 points right now!
 
2012-11-24 11:34:31 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: ADubs86: Stimied in a Rut: Glad I didn't put my banker on a United win.

Feeling bad now are we?
Fletcher makes it 2-1, and United looking like adding more.

Quite. I predicted a 3-1 win. Would be sitting on 90 points right now!


This is only a x2 multiplyer. Bankers only get x3 on non-top 4 teams.
 
2012-11-24 11:37:32 AM  

midpoint: Stimied in a Rut: ADubs86: Stimied in a Rut: Glad I didn't put my banker on a United win.

Feeling bad now are we?
Fletcher makes it 2-1, and United looking like adding more.

Quite. I predicted a 3-1 win. Would be sitting on 90 points right now!

This is only a x2 multiplyer. Bankers only get x3 on non-top 4 teams.


Well 60 is still more than 30 haha.
 
2012-11-24 11:39:40 AM  
I need a goal from Reading and Fulham to get every result correct.
 
2012-11-24 11:42:21 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: I need a goal from Reading and Fulham to get every result correct.


You've already got half of that. I just need Fulham and Norwich to score and it will be a full house
 
2012-11-24 11:45:47 AM  
And there's the most ridiculous weasel flop I've seen in a coon's age. He touched him with his pinkie....and flop flop!
 
2012-11-24 11:48:44 AM  

Gonz: TheKnownUniverse: I had a dream last night that I was one of those Sky Sports biatches and I was reporting that QPR beat Manchester United because QPR had been playing badly intentionally to get Hughes fired and now that he's gone and have his royal wheeler dealer they can play to their potential.

Are you a wizard?


Apparently not ;__;

I also put Al Habsi as my keeper in Fantasy PL this week at the last minute. That...is not working out.
 
2012-11-24 11:52:10 AM  
And of course seb bassong ruins my banker at the last moment
 
2012-11-24 11:54:42 AM  
Pissing away points week after week after farking week.
 
2012-11-24 11:56:29 AM  
Jordi Gomez ruins a correct draw at the last, so with the win here, I have +15 for the day with one to play. Yeesh. Thanks a lot Fulham and Everton for capitulating yet again.
 
2012-11-24 11:58:17 AM  

obamartins: And of course seb bassong ruins my banker at the last moment


Thats 15 points for me. Without Neville or Fallani Everton are not the team they were.

Not a bad day. Reading and Fulham have cost me 20 points but the 60 from Man U will counter that nicley
 
2012-11-24 11:59:32 AM  
United are awful. It doesn't reflect well on the rest of the league that they're in the top two.

Anderson changed the game. It doesn't reflect well on him or his club that he isn't fit enough to play a full 90 minutes.
 
2012-11-24 12:00:55 PM  
Stupid late goals killed my predictions. Think I'm on -10 after getting the United match perfect.
 
2012-11-24 12:04:12 PM  

689908: United are awful. It doesn't reflect well on the rest of the league that they're in the top two.

Anderson changed the game. It doesn't reflect well on him or his club that he isn't fit enough to play a full 90 minutes.


Man Utd never ever play very well before Christmas. The start slow, look awful, pick up the points then build and build starting in January. Its the same script every year.
 
2012-11-24 12:09:57 PM  

689908: United are awful. It doesn't reflect well on the rest of the league that they're in the top two.

Anderson changed the game. It doesn't reflect well on him or his club that he isn't fit enough to play a full 90 minutes.


There's no club in the EPL this year that's clearly superior to everyone else. Every single team has at least one major flaw, whether it's injures (Liverpool) or finishing (Liverpool) or coaching (QPR?) or ownership (Chelski) or they're just inconsistent (both Manchester teams). It makes for great drama as the season plays out, but it also makes for a seemingly mediocre league.
 
2012-11-24 12:16:04 PM  

Norfolking Chance: 689908: United are awful. It doesn't reflect well on the rest of the league that they're in the top two.

Anderson changed the game. It doesn't reflect well on him or his club that he isn't fit enough to play a full 90 minutes.

Man Utd never ever play very well before Christmas. The start slow, look awful, pick up the points then build and build starting in January. Its the same script every year.


No, they peak after Christmas. I'm not looking for them to peak. I'm looking for competent defending, players playing in their correct positions, players playing in the correct games, an energetic, dominant midfield, solutions to problems that have been obvious for years, not wasting funds on strikers when the team scored 89 league goals the previous season, etc. They should be able to do all that without approaching their peak.
 
2012-11-24 12:17:13 PM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: Pissing away points week after week after farking week.


This week has been ugly for me. With the exception of Man Utd winning, I've been wrong on...everything.
 
2012-11-24 12:18:15 PM  
 
2012-11-24 01:19:16 PM  
shiatty conditions for AV v Arsenal, 0-0 at half
 
2012-11-24 01:26:00 PM  

midpoint: At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.


NEVER!!

No but seriously, I am not good at this game.
 
2012-11-24 01:32:11 PM  

mitchcumstein1: midpoint: At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.

NEVER!!

No but seriously, I am not good at this game.


Keep at it - Tom_servo_bit_me is a demonstration of how you can turn things round.
 
2012-11-24 01:48:30 PM  

midpoint: mitchcumstein1: midpoint: At the bottom, mitchcumstein1 continues his lonely fight against zombie players. Inevitably the zombies are going to wear him down.

NEVER!!

No but seriously, I am not good at this game.

Keep at it - Tom_servo_bit_me is a demonstration of how you can turn things round.


Truth. Three good weeks in a row and you could be middle of the front page.
 
2012-11-24 01:55:09 PM  
Arsenal doesn't want this game. I smell a 1-0 defeat coming
 
2012-11-24 01:59:48 PM  
Fark off, Gervinho. You have the worst touch in the EPL. Go to the Africa Cup of Nations and stay there
 
2012-11-24 02:04:02 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Fark off, Gervinho. You have the worst touch in the EPL. Go to the Africa Cup of Nations and stay there


Ramsey is also playing poorly. His passing is okay but he always takes the shot and never makes it. Every time the ball goes to Ramsey in the box I just know its going to be a loss of possession.
 
2012-11-24 02:04:58 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Arsenal doesn't want this game. I smell a 1-0 defeat coming


Sadly, I think you're right.
 
2012-11-24 02:19:01 PM  
Stupid Arsenal screwing up my banker. Should have put it on United like I was thinking. Way to screw it up Gunners!
 
2012-11-24 02:21:08 PM  
+5 for the day. Hooray.
 
2012-11-24 02:21:18 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Stupid Arsenal screwing up my banker. Should have put it on United like I was thinking. Way to screw it up Gunners!


Never put your banker on Arsenal. They're just not consistent enough.
 
2012-11-24 02:31:55 PM  

Langston: HaywoodJablonski: Fark off, Gervinho. You have the worst touch in the EPL. Go to the Africa Cup of Nations and stay there

Ramsey is also playing poorly. His passing is okay but he always takes the shot and never makes it. Every time the ball goes to Ramsey in the box I just know its going to be a loss of possession.


It's so frustrating. Fark
 
2012-11-24 02:43:25 PM  

Langston: Stimied in a Rut: Stupid Arsenal screwing up my banker. Should have put it on United like I was thinking. Way to screw it up Gunners!

Never put your banker on Arsenal. They're just not consistent enough.


I think we need to come up with a list of things you shouldn't do with your predictions. Bet against Wst Brom, Newcastle are not the team they were, Fulham can't win away from home, Arsenal are not consitant enough for a banker ?
 
2012-11-24 02:57:39 PM  
Saturday FFPL scores up. Read and weep.
 
2012-11-24 03:00:10 PM  
Best score in the Top 10 is +15.
 
2012-11-24 03:03:19 PM  

midpoint: Saturday FFPL scores up. Read and weep.


I'm at -60. I knew I would not stay in the top 10 for long. Which is a shame, the lounge is very nice up here.
 
2012-11-24 03:05:05 PM  

Langston: midpoint: Saturday FFPL scores up. Read and weep.

I'm at -60. I knew I would not stay in the top 10 for long. Which is a shame, the lounge is very nice up here.


New league motto?

'Ibi semper est dominica'
 
2012-11-24 03:05:11 PM  
Stupid system put a draw in for West Brom and Sunderland, damn. I'm at -40 for the weekend, yeesh.
 
2012-11-24 03:19:39 PM  
I'm at -15 so far, and feel pretty good about that.
 
2012-11-24 07:48:20 PM  

Langston: SomebodyElsesShoes: Pissing away points week after week after farking week.

This week has been ugly for me. With the exception of Man Utd winning, I've been wrong on...everything.


I was talking about my team, Everton :)
 
2012-11-24 07:54:19 PM  
Every week I say that this is the week that West Brom comes back to reality. Every week they make me look like a fool.
 
2012-11-24 08:36:44 PM  

Bolo78: Every week I say that this is the week that West Brom comes back to reality. Every week they make me look like a fool.


I'd love to see the Baggies in the Champion's League.

Wouldn't that be great?
 
2012-11-24 09:13:59 PM  
+5 for the day and I'm back in 2nd. Seems like another horrendous week.
 
2012-11-25 07:44:21 AM  
-45 thanks to the Arsenal banker and Everton's inability to close out a game
 
2012-11-25 08:19:02 AM  
bump
 
2012-11-25 08:27:14 AM  
I've sold my soul to the devil and added Suarez to my fantasy team. Also I made him captain
 
2012-11-25 08:37:17 AM  
George Best died seven years ago today. RIP.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-11-25 08:39:52 AM  

689908: George Best died seven years ago today. RIP.


Nice
 
2012-11-25 08:54:53 AM  
Oooh, close chance for Liverpool there.
 
2012-11-25 09:04:08 AM  
Liverpool with some excellent chances
 
2012-11-25 09:04:24 AM  
Liverpool seems to be clicking again. Good ball movement, good shot selection. I'm still not sold on some of Sterling's immaturity, but he's looking very good on the pitch.
 
2012-11-25 09:08:31 AM  
Swansea could have at least two goals right now if everyone on their squad didn't fancy themselves Superman.
 
2012-11-25 09:38:19 AM  
I have pool and swansea at 2-2. Looking good. Kind of.

Also, I must've strolled to the centre circle, pulled down my pants and taken an almighty dump at Carrow road and Highbury repectively in a past life, judging how Arsenal and Norwich have treated me this season.

Also, as an Arsenal fan, WBA are beginning to look real scary. ;.;
 
2012-11-25 09:39:37 AM  
Also, has anyone pointed out to Nosferatu that his Skrtel disguise is rather poor?
 
2012-11-25 09:40:30 AM  
Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning. 
 
2012-11-25 09:41:21 AM  
Of course Pool look terrible (only watched the second half) when I have them winning. Another terrible week for me.
 
2012-11-25 09:42:56 AM  
I'm here, but I'm busy doing some inventory reports for work.
 
2012-11-25 09:45:30 AM  
So, what is Fabrice Muamba getting up to these days?

Link
 
2012-11-25 09:45:49 AM  

Langston: Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning.


Ask and ye shall receive. Too much college football yesterday and along with college football is terrible food and booze. I hadn't pulled an all-dayer like that in years.

Anyways, I'm ready to be absolutely depressed by my team this morning.
 
2012-11-25 09:51:12 AM  
Hey...Queen is back!
 
2012-11-25 09:51:15 AM  

ADubs86: I'm here, but I'm busy doing some inventory reports for work.


Hopefully Pool will get a much-deserved win. Also, working on Sunday mornings blows.
 

ScouserDuck: Anyways, I'm ready to be absolutely depressed by my team this morning.


I think they'll pull out a win. Mainly because I predicted a Swansea win (they've been looking pretty organized lately) and with the exception of Man U, I've been wrong on every other single pick this week.
 
2012-11-25 09:53:20 AM  

Langston: ADubs86: I'm here, but I'm busy doing some inventory reports for work.

Hopefully Pool will get a much-deserved win. Also, working on Sunday mornings blows.


It was my fault. I had meant to do these Friday afternoon, but I was lazy. Now I'm paying for it.
 
2012-11-25 10:00:04 AM  
Someone's dead on the pitch
 
2012-11-25 10:00:41 AM  
Studs to the face. Ouch!
 
2012-11-25 10:04:35 AM  
We still have joe cole?
 
2012-11-25 10:05:16 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Studs to the face. Ouch!


I'm glad Reina's not seriously hurt. He's been playing great today.
 
2012-11-25 10:06:24 AM  
Dave Sexton has died. 82
 
2012-11-25 10:10:10 AM  
Damn you stearling.
 
2012-11-25 10:15:46 AM  
It seems like we're down to 10
 
2012-11-25 10:18:55 AM  

ScouserDuck: Damn you stearling.


So, Sterling - pound for pound?
 
2012-11-25 10:21:34 AM  

midpoint: ScouserDuck: Damn you stearling.

So, Sterling - pound for pound?


Horrible, horrible pun.
 
2012-11-25 10:23:06 AM  
Sweet, correct draw to start the day. Can certainly use the 20 pts.
 
2012-11-25 10:27:25 AM  
Well, I was correct that my prediction would be wrong, but I didn't think it would be a 0-0 draw.
 
2012-11-25 10:30:23 AM  

midpoint: Dave Sexton has died. 82


Ex-MUFC manager. May he rest in peace.
 
2012-11-25 10:31:40 AM  

Langston: Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning.


I can't watch and chat at the same time. I can't concentrate enough to do that, although today might have been a good chance to try. That was a boring 2nd half until the last 5-6 minutes.
 
2012-11-25 10:36:13 AM  
 
2012-11-25 10:37:00 AM  
Southampton scores. 1-0 over NUFC

It's a good game.
 
2012-11-25 10:38:19 AM  
I lurk more than contribute, but I spent the last 10 minutes of the match trying to get my gf to find a place for breakfast/brunch. She made toast.....
 
2012-11-25 10:39:50 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: Southampton scores. 1-0 over NUFC

It's a good game.


Hah, NUFC on the way to screwing me again unless they manage to score.
 
2012-11-25 10:40:49 AM  

Langston: Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning.


watching the disappointment at a local joint. at least i didn't get up early to watch us dominate, dominate, dominate, give up a late cheap goal and lose.
 
2012-11-25 10:42:48 AM  
oh, btw:

FARK. RAFA.
 
2012-11-25 10:49:34 AM  

zoobaby: I lurk more than contribute, but I spent the last 10 minutes of the match trying to get my gf to find a place for breakfast/brunch. She made toast.....


Well, at least yours can cook.
 
2012-11-25 10:50:11 AM  

socalnewwaver: oh, btw:

FARK. RAFA.


Joke stolen from the BBC.

Rafa Benitez will be at Chelsea for two seasons.
Winter and Spring.
 
2012-11-25 10:50:40 AM  
Heh. I scored -5 yesterday and moved up two places.

-10 so far today.
 
2012-11-25 10:51:04 AM  

midpoint: socalnewwaver: oh, btw:

FARK. RAFA.

Joke stolen from the BBC.

Rafa Benitez will be at Chelsea for two seasons.
Winter and Spring.


Hahahaha
 
2012-11-25 10:54:17 AM  

689908: Heh. I scored -5 yesterday and moved up two places.

-10 so far today.


So, up FOUR places?
 
2012-11-25 10:55:18 AM  

midpoint: Rafa Benitez will be at Chelsea for two seasons.
Winter and Spring.


that is epic. and most likely accurate.

but my new favorite stolen joke: the new statue of SAF isn't nearly as lifelike as chelsea's statue of torres.
 
2012-11-25 11:04:14 AM  
Breakfast is served.
 
2012-11-25 11:12:00 AM  
Clattenburg a 4th official today.
 
2012-11-25 11:15:54 AM  

Langston: Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning. 


I overslept. I think I'm still itis'd from Thanksgiving.

Seeing Rafa at Chelsea is like seeing the boyfriend your parents made you break up with riding around with the snotty popular girl in the sports car her rich crazy dad bought for her. :(
 
2012-11-25 11:17:03 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: SomebodyElsesShoes: Southampton scores. 1-0 over NUFC

It's a good game.

Hah, NUFC on the way to screwing me again unless they manage to score.


2-0 now. Southampton looks really confident.
 
2012-11-25 11:20:37 AM  
Well done to you Newcastle.
Lost points on Liverpool, going to lose points on Newcastle, probably going to lose points on City. -20 incoming I'm sure.
 
2012-11-25 11:26:55 AM  
Where are the usual Liverpool farkers today? Not seeing ADubs86, desertgeek, drewgatory, Rev.K, socalnewwaver, ScouserDuck or TheKnownUniverse this morning.

I'm watching far too much cricket between Australia/South Africa, India/England and NZ/Sri Lanka to drag myself out of bed to watch a crappy stream of another boring match these days. The highlights are about all I can handle right now.
 
2012-11-25 11:41:19 AM  
I just jumped into a Brony thread to flush out my ignore list. I'm happy to report that all 160 comments in this thread are visible to me.

That means something.
 
2012-11-25 11:46:35 AM  

TheKnownUniverse: Seeing Rafa at Chelsea is like seeing the boyfriend your parents made you break up with riding around with the snotty popular girl in the sports car her rich crazy dad bought for her. :(


Ouch.
 

HaywoodJablonski: I just jumped into a Brony thread to flush out my ignore list. I'm happy to report that all 160 comments in this thread are visible to me.

That means something.


Sounds like a good plan.
 
2012-11-25 11:49:37 AM  
2-0 does not convey how dominant Southampton were today against NUFC.

And with that they rise out of the bottom 3. Good for them.
 
2012-11-25 11:51:02 AM  

Langston: TheKnownUniverse: Seeing Rafa at Chelsea is like seeing the boyfriend your parents made you break up with riding around with the snotty popular girl in the sports car her rich crazy dad bought for her. :(

Ouch.
 
HaywoodJablonski: I just jumped into a Brony thread to flush out my ignore list. I'm happy to report that all 160 comments in this thread are visible to me.

That means something.

Sounds like a good plan.


There's some unfortunate collateral damage, but I think I'll get over it
 
2012-11-25 11:54:44 AM  
The Chelsea fans like the late Roberto Di Matteo (he did die, right? That's what the minutes applause was for?). The Chelsea fans don't like Rafa Benitez. But they chant about Rafa not being welcome and hold up 'Rafa out' posters, but don't say anything about the man who ignored the fans' wishes and fired RDM and hired Rafa. Why is that? Could one of the Chelsea fans explain it to me please?
 
2012-11-25 11:58:06 AM  
pbs.twimg.com 

Revolting.
 
2012-11-25 11:59:48 AM  
What is Benetiz doing sitting next to that sexy physio in Stanford bridge?
 
2012-11-25 12:01:00 PM  
Had my insurance on a Newcastle win.
 
2012-11-25 12:01:47 PM  

689908: The Chelsea fans like the late Roberto Di Matteo (he did die, right? That's what the minutes applause was for?). The Chelsea fans don't like Rafa Benitez. But they chant about Rafa not being welcome and hold up 'Rafa out' posters, but don't say anything about the man who ignored the fans' wishes and fired RDM and hired Rafa. Why is that? Could one of the Chelsea fans explain it to me please?


They don't want to die too?

It seems nobody likes Rafa. His hanging around like vulture over every in-trouble manager must have pissed people off.

I was amused that Fergie could not wait to start taking shots at him and by the ridiculously fake smile Mancini wore when they met pregame.
 
2012-11-25 12:05:15 PM  
Oh I forgots Roman ownes the club......
 
2012-11-25 12:18:34 PM  
I'm going to be in positive points today no matter what happens now. Front page here i come.

/Gotta have some good news
//Whooping cough is not fun
 
2012-11-25 12:19:56 PM  

Norfolking Chance: I'm going to be in positive points today no matter what happens now. Front page here i come.

/Gotta have some good news
//Whooping cough is not fun


I had that this summer. Knocked me back for a month. Very fashionable this year I understand.
 
2012-11-25 12:30:34 PM  

midpoint: Norfolking Chance: I'm going to be in positive points today no matter what happens now. Front page here i come.

/Gotta have some good news
//Whooping cough is not fun

I had that this summer. Knocked me back for a month. Very fashionable this year I understand.


I'm sooooooo glad i'm bang on trend. Next time i hear some one who doesn't vaccinate i will punch them.
 
2012-11-25 12:32:47 PM  
Could someone please comment the "oh no we suck again" meme for Newcastle. Feel like its gonna be a longggggg season.
 
2012-11-25 12:37:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: midpoint: Norfolking Chance: I'm going to be in positive points today no matter what happens now. Front page here i come.

/Gotta have some good news
//Whooping cough is not fun

I had that this summer. Knocked me back for a month. Very fashionable this year I understand.

I'm sooooooo glad i'm bang on trend. Next time i hear some one who doesn't vaccinate i will punch them.


My favourite part was waking up in the middle of the night unable to breathe.
 
2012-11-25 12:40:52 PM  
The odds of something stupid happening are about to go up in Chelsea.
 
2012-11-25 12:41:36 PM  
Almost had this as a draw. Apparently I should have.
 
2012-11-25 12:41:54 PM  
Whooping cough sucks...best part I losing your voice.
 
2012-11-25 12:43:31 PM  
RELEASE THE BALOTELLI
 
2012-11-25 12:47:35 PM  
This was one of the ugliest weeks in EPL I can remember. Sloppy play, very few goals. Blah
 
2012-11-25 12:51:39 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: This was one of the ugliest weeks in EPL I can remember. Sloppy play, very few goals. Blah


Agreed. I want the 90 minutes I just spent watching Chelski-Citeh back. Ugly game. Felt like I was watching MLS.
 
2012-11-25 12:51:43 PM  
-30 for the day, -20 for the week. I can only hope everyone else did as bad as I did.
Can it be December now?
 
2012-11-25 12:51:52 PM  
Disappointing play by both teams.
 
2012-11-25 12:55:24 PM  
Had a Spurs win and Chelsea draw. Up to +15 for the week.

I've never had whooping cough.

689908: Was going to change the Chelsea game to 0-0 (for old times sake) ... But I didn't.


Welcome back Rafa.
 
2012-11-25 01:12:42 PM  

Langston: Disappointing play by both teams.


Seems to me both clubs wanted a draw.
Chelsea did not send any backs up and mata did not control the midfield like he should
 
2012-11-25 01:14:35 PM  
Stayed put on +5 for the week. Maybe managed to hang on to 2nd. We'll see.
 
2012-11-25 01:45:21 PM  

Cognitive Displaysia: Stayed put on +5 for the week. Maybe managed to hang on to 2nd. We'll see.


Alas, you are down to 3rd after a good week for elguepardo.
 
2012-11-25 01:54:25 PM  
Ended up at -30 for the week after netting +10 for today. I am now 100 points behind the best of the rest (top of page 2). I think just making it back to the first page at some point will be my goal this season. I would have done much better if I done my scores earlier and put the west brom win in.
 
2012-11-25 02:01:03 PM  
So I followed up my best week ever with...my worst week ever. Relieved to still be in the top 15, but yuck I was terrible at my picks this week.
 
2012-11-25 02:10:07 PM  
I've just looked at the fixtures for next week. Dear God! Minimum of 10 insurance chips needed. Not one I've got an obvious/instinctive response to.
 
2012-11-25 03:54:56 PM  
Reminder for FFPL players: Midweek fixtures coming up, so get your picks in early.
 
2012-11-25 04:13:53 PM  
Somehow, I got a +5 for the week and moved up 1 spot.
 
2012-11-25 04:20:16 PM  

kevinatilusa: Reminder for FFPL players: Midweek fixtures coming up, so get your picks in early.


Thanks for the reminder! Although as crap as I've been this week, I'm wondering if I'll do better if I forget to make picks and have the system pick for me.
 
2012-11-25 05:48:48 PM  

Langston: kevinatilusa: Reminder for FFPL players: Midweek fixtures coming up, so get your picks in early.

Thanks for the reminder! Although as crap as I've been this week, I'm wondering if I'll do better if I forget to make picks and have the system pick for me.


The help files sez it does that. So far I haven't seen it in action - even for the zombie players.
 
2012-11-25 05:54:01 PM  
The weekend scores are up.

You know its a train wreck of a week when i'm the top scorer.
 
2012-11-25 07:09:59 PM  
Yay! I gained points this weekend!
Thanks to Charter I still don't have internet at home, so I couldn't follow the thread (at a coffee shop now). At least I managed to get Dish hooked up so I could watch some games.
 
2012-11-25 07:50:20 PM  

iron de havilland: Bolo78: Every week I say that this is the week that West Brom comes back to reality. Every week they make me look like a fool.

I'd love to see the Baggies in the Champion's League.

Wouldn't that be great?


Actually that would be pretty awesome. Especially if they made it past the group stage!
 
2012-11-25 09:21:21 PM  

Mr_H: Yay! I gained points this weekend!
Thanks to Charter I still don't have internet at home, so I couldn't follow the thread (at a coffee shop now). At least I managed to get Dish hooked up so I could watch some games.


Are you moving, or were you impacted by Sandy? 
 
2012-11-25 09:22:53 PM  

Bolo78: iron de havilland: Bolo78: Every week I say that this is the week that West Brom comes back to reality. Every week they make me look like a fool.

I'd love to see the Baggies in the Champion's League.

Wouldn't that be great?

Actually that would be pretty awesome. Especially if they made it past the group stage!


Everyone knows I'm in the bag for the Gunners, but if West Brom punched their way to first place and a ticket to the Champions League, I'd be cheering loudly for them.
 
2012-11-26 08:48:24 AM  

Langston: Mr_H: Yay! I gained points this weekend!
Thanks to Charter I still don't have internet at home, so I couldn't follow the thread (at a coffee shop now). At least I managed to get Dish hooked up so I could watch some games.

Are you moving, or were you impacted by Sandy?


Moving. Charter cable was supposed to hook up last Tuesday, but it turns out they never ran a cable to my house. Been without internet/phone for a week cause of their mess up. Grrr.
Love the new house though, on a clear night I can see the milky way, so the slight inconvenience is worth it.
 
2012-11-26 01:57:28 PM  

Mr_H: Moving. Charter cable was supposed to hook up last Tuesday, but it turns out they never ran a cable to my house. Been without internet/phone for a week cause of their mess up. Grrr.
Love the new house though, on a clear night I can see the milky way, so the slight inconvenience is worth it.


Ahh, good. Happy to hear that it's good circumstances and not bad ones. Hope to see you back in the threads soon. 
 
2012-11-26 02:10:15 PM  

Langston: Mr_H: Moving. Charter cable was supposed to hook up last Tuesday, but it turns out they never ran a cable to my house. Been without internet/phone for a week cause of their mess up. Grrr.
Love the new house though, on a clear night I can see the milky way, so the slight inconvenience is worth it.

Ahh, good. Happy to hear that it's good circumstances and not bad ones. Hope to see you back in the threads soon.


Assuming the DSL gets hooked up tonight like it should, I'll be back next weekend. The internet hookup was the only thing to go wrong on my entire move, so I'm considering myself lucky:)
 
2012-11-26 02:24:35 PM  

Mr_H: Assuming the DSL gets hooked up tonight like it should, I'll be back next weekend. The internet hookup was the only thing to go wrong on my entire move, so I'm considering myself lucky:)


That's great to hear. One thing to remember: there are midweek EPL games this week, so don't forget to make your midweek picks today if you happen to be next to a computer right now:  http://predictor.talksport.co.uk/
 
2012-11-26 02:55:08 PM  

Langston: Mr_H: Assuming the DSL gets hooked up tonight like it should, I'll be back next weekend. The internet hookup was the only thing to go wrong on my entire move, so I'm considering myself lucky:)

That's great to hear. One thing to remember: there are midweek EPL games this week, so don't forget to make your midweek picks today if you happen to be next to a computer right now:  http://predictor.talksport.co.uk/


Ah, thanks for the reminder!
 
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