EPL Fantasy Football Winner - Squealy!: Congratulations to all who took part, and I'll see you all again next season.
posted by BigCalm to fantasy at 03:23 AM - 27 comments
posted by BigCalm at 03:23 AM on May 16
squealy, congrats! and to all thinking of signing up for the 05-06 campaign, don't even bother playing. it'll be futile for you to even try. especially you, lil nemo.
posted by garfield at 10:21 AM on May 16
Congratulations... Now where are the trophies?!
posted by StarFucker at 10:27 AM on May 16
So, 20th it was, eh SF? Though given a comparison of last year's results to this year's top 10 it would seem that you could use that 20th place as a springboard into the top 5 or 10 next year. I am, of course aware that your showing last year and the year before <choke> (when I didn't participate) was significantly better than 20th place. But you were possibly the most vocal participant from the lower reaches of the table. I don't think there is a prize for that though.
posted by gspm at 10:39 AM on May 16
Yes, the banter was limited... But it was a close competition at the top. I did still win my REAL LEAGUE, but just barely. For the win i get a football jersey of my choice and my sign up fee or 60-70 dollars waived for next year. Too bad we don't have any prizes for our league here, but i suppose we can't really...
posted by StarFucker at 11:38 AM on May 16
Congratulations squealy... well played. Shouldn't we buy him some pints or something?
posted by trox at 12:02 PM on May 16
Thanks guys. It was a close competition until the penultimate gameweek when my Pires gamble paid off. Well done to Mark and Bill for claiming the silver and bronze spots.
posted by squealy at 01:42 PM on May 16
Congrats Squealy! This is really fun for me and has gotten me to be much more interested and knowledgable about football. Hard to believe I won the last gameweek with only 13 points from my forwards and Duff out injured but I'm truly chuffed to have beaten WC and SF this year.
posted by billsaysthis at 02:42 PM on May 16
Nice one Squealy old chap; the Bluenose hegemony continues!
posted by Fat Buddha at 03:50 PM on May 16
Here's a trophy from the past.
posted by worldcup2002 at 05:09 PM on May 16
Nice job, Neil! Thanks for a fun season everyone.
posted by sauril at 09:21 PM on May 16
I'll offer to buy the trophy, just give me an address to send it to. The only condition is that you have to buy the next one, or send it on!
posted by BigCalm at 03:07 AM on May 17
I don't need no steeenking trophy! It's enough for me to know that, as FB so rightly points out, the Bluenose hegemony rolls ever onwards. (Cyber-trophies are OK though, just preferably not shaped like male genitalia).
posted by squealy at 07:18 AM on May 17
The Bluenose vice-like grip on this league shall come to an end sooner or later. But it won't be me that wins the league.
posted by BigCalm at 07:26 AM on May 17
The trophy will be in red hands next year...
posted by StarFucker at 09:05 AM on May 17
I wasn't aware there were any Man USA fans competing?
posted by squealy at 09:53 AM on May 17
Red as in Liverpool!!! Smartguy...
posted by StarFucker at 10:08 AM on May 17
Bleah, and Aresenal is wearing "claret" next year.
posted by trox at 11:55 AM on May 17
Claret? What, they're trying to be Aston Villa now? West Ham? Man.
posted by worldcup2002 at 01:02 PM on May 17
Believe me, no one *tries* to be Aston Viler.
posted by squealy at 02:25 PM on May 17
Apparently, that's the color they wore their first year in Highbury oh so many years ago. It just don't look right without white sleeves I tell ya.
posted by trox at 02:57 PM on May 17
Is it going to be their last year in Highbury before the move to the new stadium? I guess I can go for the explanation, if it's true. Claret it is. But I agree w/ trox, it's just not right w/o white sleeves. And red shirts!
posted by worldcup2002 at 05:04 PM on May 17
About 25% of me thinks it's good they're going with tradition, which is one of the many things money has battered out of the beautiful game over the last decade. The other, cynical 75% makes me wonder just how many shirts they'll shift next year.
posted by squealy at 05:44 PM on May 17
The English clubs always change kits every second or third year. Maybe this is one year less, so what? Obviously there are enough fans who buy the new stuff so why should I care?
posted by billsaysthis at 11:53 PM on May 17
wck2002, you hit it on the head. It's their Highbury commemorative kit, before they move into Ashburton Grove.
posted by trox at 08:07 AM on May 18
That is a good thought. Some historical motivation or angle. Some (many?) alterations in the kits seemed to be motivated by moving more merchandise or at least to keep things up to date with the latest advertiser that goes on the front.
posted by gspm at 02:19 PM on May 18
Don't get me wrong, I do *get* that football is a business nowadays and Arsenal have a shiny new stadium to finance. It's just that it's such a blatantly cynical ploy to wrap it in the veneer of "tradition" and commemoration, when what it is is inspired marketing, pure and simple.
posted by squealy at 05:17 PM on May 18
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