Wednesday, 29 December 2004

The Fantasy League @ Christmas

The Fantasy League has taken on some new developments in this busy festive period. It's all change at the top with Ronnie's the von brauns overhauling Fizz for top spot. He sits on 603pts 9 clear of Big Fanny Failures. John Terry, Ledley King and Jimmy Floyd are doing the business for Ron this month.

In second spot the Fannies have suffered with Olof Mellberg having a disastrous month on minus 12, but Samuel Eto'o, Paulo Ferreira and Jimmy Floyd again have kept him well in touch.

In third on 567 is my outfit Serenity Now. Damien Duff has bagged 30 points for me this month. My other big scorers were like Fizz Samuel Eto'o and Paulo Ferreira. I think Jay-Jay Okocha could soon be on his way though.

Apart from the change at the top , the other big fantasy league story this month is the continued resurgence of West Bam United. From foot of the table also rans to title contenders. Karen's side has amassed 178 points this month taking her to 544 overall. Petr Cech in goal has bagged 35 points on his own, while John Terry and two goal hero John Arne Riise have also been doing the business.

Lokomotiv Sausages are in 5th place with 539. Dave's side is another suffering through Olof Mellberg's minus points. The big points come from Sol Campbell and that man Eto'o again.

Keith's Do you smell gas? have climbed up a spot. Although harboured by the insensitive blocking of the fantasy website at his work, he's had a reasonable month. Ledley King and once more Samuel Eto'o score Keith's big points.

Up off the bottom, through nothing she has done, is Nicola's CSFPG FC. Manager David O'Leary posts -6 and Diarra in defence a -5. Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand are the best scorers in a poor side. The CSFPG FC supremo did confide in me last night that she has been ignoring her squad and leaving them to rot. Bragging rights were once important to the team on 401 points, they could be again if she can turn this shoddy outfit around.

Propping up the table on 383 points is Neltic FC. A Guy at Keith's Work has similar problems to Keith in that he can't access his side from work. Birmingham City's Maik Taylor in goal is his biggest scorer as his side consist mainly of zeroes and minuses.

So an exciting league. I think Ronnie and Fizz will be leapfrogging each other for a while and who would bet against West Bam topping the table shortly. Not me.

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