Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Blog Cup - 1st Round Results


So finally, after days of agony, Yahoo have updated the points from Monday night's game...

I have analysed the 3 Blog Leagues and can reveal that the weekly cut off point to finish in the Top 200 was a reasonably impressive 95 Points. It shows how strong the leagues are when a score of 94.5 isn't enough to get you in to the Top 200 of the 300 teams.

Below are the full results:

 
Team 
Week 7
1
FERGY_THE_RED_NOSED_REINDEER
164
2
Can't Do Without Line Dancing!
154
3
Rosa's Leg Ends
151.5
4
Don't look back in anger
150.5
5
AsHiFuMaLoLoi- |2ancakDc2
150
6
Unintended XI
150
7
Real Soni
149
8
Cincilatori 008
148
9
Lammo United VI
147.5
10
SDG Destroyers
145.5
11
mILs
144.5
12
Matang Gerdu Football Club
144.5
13
CocoaPanyols
144.5
14
Alzheimer Wanderers
143.5
15
[PG_Kia_Team] Jiao Nui
142.5
16
Adriana's 1st
142.5
17
Portland Timbers
139.5
18
Jose Mourinho 121 HLGWL
139
19
Wet Dream Team
139
20
Compagnie des Limonadiers
138.5
21
Showboat Superstars
138.5
22
asher_maxten
137.5
23
SuPeRMoMo76
137
24
Cech's Mates
137
25
Bongell FC
136
26
Parmalat
136
27
*ayu-mi*
136
28
Benoni United
135.5
29
FC Chelski
134.5
30
Electric Mayhem FC
134.5
31
Munsoned
134.5
32
HARPOONS FC
134
33
mohd sarapudin kini menggila
134
34
Manchester United
134
35
The Untouchables
134
36
FC Felixinho
133.5
37
Naningsholms IF
133
38
Shrewsbury Town Canada
132
39
No more 3 v 3 (6 v 6)
132
40
Ze_Bull
132
41
MU4ever
131.5
42
Team USA
131.5
43
Perhentian FC
131.5
44
Arse'n'Venger
131
45
Sarcoidosis (Dr AmirTorres)
131
46
Don't Outshine Me
130.5
47
avoid the sophomore slump
130
48
The Real Gunners
130
49
Handayang Anom
129.5
50
tOrOs LoCOs~
129.5
51
Team Go!
129
52
**Chizy's Rascals
129
53
zr's gang
129
54
FC Karnataka
128.5
55
Wilverhebton Wankers
128.5
56
Ichibaaang...!!!
128.5
57
Red Card Collector
128
58
All Stars
128
59
FC Wuyetz
128
60
S.S. Falso
128
61
BB JAM Lionhearts
126.5
62
Urawa _[YNWA]
126
63
Kelab Bola Usah-U-Tanya
126
64
Maestro Harriers
125.5
65
ScOuSeR Sippin Yak w/ K2 Back
124.5
66
Salty Salute to All
124.5
67
HootervilleRutabagas
124
68
Take a bath United
124
69
Spurs
123.5
70
kire
123.5
71
Crazylegse's Craftys
122.5
72
ARtOfOwning-_-V
122.5
73
Essendon Bombers
122
74
Hiranandani Halberdiers
122
75
Brighton Till I Die
121.5
76
TuHaU FC
121.5
77
Cash for Clunkers
121.5
78
binabad
121.5
79
wellbeck.for.berba
121.5
80
Dim Sum Boys
121
81
OMLC
121
82
Simply Da Best
120.5
83
[bff] GloryGloryArsenal
120.5
84
Go Team!
120
85
magpie36
119.5
86
WALOR
119.5
87
CHICAGO FC
119.5
88
FC B Team
119
89
Vols FC
119
90
ROCKY SANDERS
118.5
91
Team Crispy
118.5
92
Johnnie Blacks
118
93
[KBM] NS United 4
118
94
[HKBFF.PREALTY]JBI
118
95
FrenchCannons
117.5
96
The Genetic Freakz
117.5
97
Hertha BSC
117.5
98
KNOXY95
117.5
99
Paradise Bhoys
117
100
Spanner Terminator
117
101
Steve Bob FC ***
117
102
Wasphawks
117
103
The Orphans
116
104
phower-one-you
116
105
Wildcats
115.5
106
Man City
115.5
107
Chicken Kiev
115
108
greginho
114.5
109
On with the motley Crewe
114.5
110
mfk petrzalka
114.5
111
Stevie G's XI
114
112
Lions Gate
114
113
‹^› ‹(•¿•)›
114
114
Big Ron's Lazy N*ggers
113
115
obiwankenobinil
113
116
FC United of Toronto
112
117
iceman_tsc
111.5
118
Ovche Pole Blancos
111.5
119
Rizal Plate F.C.
111
120
AJ Rovers - KBM
110.5
121
TongBesiFC
110.5
122
coqKODOKpisang
110.5
123
Giler Kentang
110.5
124
Steve's Spurs 74
110
125
Gunners
110
126
★ Raven Chaser ★
110
127
Furfur's Strangeloves
109.5
128
Douchebag United
109.5
129
FirstEleven™
109
130
Rob's Gu Getters
109
131
The Supernaturalâ„¢
108.5
132
Artillery Surge
108.5
133
Supermassive FC
108
134
MVee FC
108
135
NEEL
107.5
136
PowerBola
107.5
137
JMAC Jaguars
107.5
138
Yuhank
107
139
Mbaw F.C.
107
140
Champions XI
106
141
Messi Business
106
142
Uppsala East-Enders
105.5
143
Puncak Saujana FC
105.5
144
Sephiroth FC
105.5
145
FC Green Wave
105.5
146
The Owl Sanctuary
104.5
147
Stompire
104
148
Astute United
104
149
Stretford End
104
150
Unnatural Selection
103.5
151
Le Brocqing on heavens door
103
152
Conswaila's Gunners
103
153
Dangerous Spiders
103
154
[KBM]SyoK
103
155
✖Black Organization
103
156
INDIA
102.5
157
Rooney Is The Reason We Rox
102.5
158
Seanie
102.5
159
el-Hafiz FC***
102.5
160
Team Angkat Kaki Dua Belah
102
161
Team Discovery Channel
102
162
MrShoeShotta.com
101.5
163
Shrek's Army
101.5
164
Fort Mudge FC
101
165
Blue 4 Life!
101
166
The Return Of Transformers
100.5
167
ToffeeDave's XI
100.5
168
Efthymios (Arsenal Canons)
100.5
169
FC UnitedAlbionRovers
100.5
170
BlueWhiteArmy
100.5
171
Hariolatores
100.5
172
Numero Uno
100
173
Street Disciples
100
174
Uniteds Eleven
99.5
175
Harami's
99.5
176
The Guns of Brixton
99.5
177
F.C. NulNul
99.5
178
FA Queue
99.5
179
Modric is God
99
180
HE HATE ME UNITED
99
181
mudwalkerz
98.5
182
Sonic Rovers
98
183
Madraog
98
184
Ttooulos
98
185
Kavedas
97.5
186
Sparks Club
97
187
Liverpool
96.5
188
Dare to Devil
96.5
189
Real16
96.5
190
Al Iskandariyah
96.5
191
homagetocatalonia
96
192
Artful Dodgers
96
193
the hooligans
96
194
Wax the dreadlocks below...
96
195
xiexie_xiaoxiao
96
196
The Ferriers
96
197
Sir Fire Fist Ace
95.5
198
StandartenfuhrerSS FC
95.5
199
FK Suduva
95
200
PROFECT
95
201
undernewmanagement
94.5
202
Kelab Kecergasan Veteran Bahau
94.5
203
Super Gunners 11
94.5
204
BSC Ginger Kids
94
205
Mankubus
94
206
Los Fantasticos
94
207
FlaGoonerz
93.5
208
Dream Team
93
209
rauls latics
92.5
210
Rafa Benitez
92.5
211
If God had a Dream Team...
92.5
212
Pandas of Austria
92.5
213
NUMERO UNO
92.5
214
Remedial Spastics
92
215
Colombian Drug Lords
92
216
J's XI
92
217
Fernando Jose TORRES Sanz
91.5
218
UnforgottenHighbury
91.5
219
3.14
91.5
220
jkingscorpio fc
91
221
Butet FC
91
222
Velvet underground allstars
91
223
Aston Villager
91
224
cjaxsoccerconspiracies.com
91
225
J♠
91
226
pvtsnappersgooners
90.5
227
Sledgehammer Break
90.5
228
Team Durst
90.5
229
Venice Leopard Sharks
90.5
230
imanos
90
231
[ Bench Warmer ]
89.5
232
FC St. Pauli
89
233
Cut My Arshavin
88.5
234
Emmanthe Griffith B.C.
88.5
235
Arsenal FC
88.5
236
clown
88
237
Frilbees Furies
88
238
Belgarion79
87
239
Kayoti FC
87
240
Atlético Hayes
86.5
241
Kop Kings (BB)
86
242
CCFC Wannabees
86
243
pk all stars
85.5
244
Raymond's FC
85
245
black 'n' burn
84.5
246
xero fc
84
247
East seoul23
83.5
248
lazio
83
249
The Replacements
82.5
250
gila goal
82
251
Vive la Liva
82
252
TLLA
80.5
253
Matt's Might Menacing Marvels
80
254
realfc
80
255
Ytbeyond FC
79.5
256
feline
79.5
257
Creedence Clearwater Couto XI
79.5
258
mAgniFiceNt eLevEn
79
259
Who The Fork Is K2? FC
79
260
Evertonian Hotspurs
78
261
Pro Stars
76.5
262
London Hotspur
76.5
263
suzuran da great
75
264
I Think I Stabbed My Brain
74.5
265
Reagan United
74
266
Benchwarmer FC
73.5
267
CitY bOyZ fc
73
268
MV Firestorm
72
269
Boys in Boots
71
270
Arteyu - Hello it's me again!
70
271
Lisa's Everchanging Team
70
272
FC Motorhead
69.5
273
Bangkok Eagles
69
274
DaBears
69
275
Lisa's Team
68
276
Steve Perrys House of Payne
67.5
277
Criciúma EC
67
278
The Dozen Robs
67
279
England
66
280
‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›
65
281
Twisted Xl ™
64.5
282
Megatron FC
64.5
283
Twisted Xl ™
64.5
284
Glasgow Cowboys
61.5
285
Accrington Stonley
58.5
286
Athlete Mitosis
58
287
yorkkshiregalacticos
57.5
288
Absolute Mustard
52
289
bakayaro
48.5
290
Kidderminster Lions FC
48
291
terry bougard fc
44
292
Super Petrelli FC
40.5
293
club_zola
39
294
Shizuka_84
37.5
295
Seoul Clones
30.5
296
Ningaloo
0

Congratulations to everyone who's through to the next round!! I'm obviously delighted as it means I sneak through (in 180th place) but I realise I was lucky & will need to pull myself together for the 2nd round which is due to take place in Week 12.

Bad luck to anyone who failed to get through, but I am planning on running an additional competition later on in the season (likely to start in January) so you'll have a another chance. This will involve a 4th Blog League being opened as I've had so many requests from people who failed to get a space in the first 3.

So did you make it through? Or were you one of the unlucky one? Please comment below.

Cheers,
AM

65 comments:

Hinrik said...

I was in 26th place. :) This cup is a great addition and you should get a bunch of compliments for good blog. I´m wondering if you guys would go for Saha/Drogba or Rooney/Diamanti for next weekend?

Raul said...

I had my best week so far with 144,5 and i as in 13 th place.Excellent.
I really consider Diamanti, he gets only better, soon there will be goals.Scores decepoint even without a goal. I'm planning Torres/Diamanti or Adebayor/Defoe.Any thoughts about dropping lennon for cahill or walcott?

Anonymous said...

AM; i think u should review the ranking system; as there are too many players who have the same score, yet occupy 2 or more places in the top 200 which makes it a bit unfair, i hope u can take notice.Cheers!

Assistant Manager said...

@2.33pm - No I don't need to review anything, it's the Top 200 teams who go through.

The only situation where teams with tied scores go through are (for example) if the teams in 200th & 201st are tied on weekly score...in that case all teams tied with a score in the Top 200 go through. If I count all teams with the same weekly score as one position then almost every team would go through, making it pointless.

Sorry to snap but this has taken me hours of my own time to organise so I can do without the critiscm on whether it's "unfair"!

Cheers,
AM

Jumper said...

YAY!!
I made it !!!

I'm one hell of a proud manager :D

WHOOPEEEEEEEEEEE!! Dunne,Fabs and Verma saved my a*s sp*nk*ng :P

NOT to 4gt Drogs!! and Bilya!

Assistant Manager said...

Congrats Jumper! What's your team name?

AM

Raul said...

Assistant manager did you make it?

Anonymous said...

AM; I appreciate your effort, but i still don't think that "If you count all teams with the same weekly score as one position then almost every team would go through".Anyway, it's ur blog, ur cup, ur world, i was just sharing a thought.

OS said...

I don't agree with the last comment in the slightest - I think this is an excellent knockout system and well done to you for running it - I'm glad to be still in but feel I was fortunate with a middling score for the week... bloody fabregas! Cheers AM - excellent blog & great effort, making the whole YFF experience more fun and more worthwhile - top man!
OS

Assistant Manager said...

Raul - yes I sneaked through in 180th, well done on your score!

@3.00pm - No offence meant, but I just had a quick run through the results. There were 148 different scores, so the method you suggested would leave every single team in the Top 200...even the guy who got zero ;)

OS - Thanks mate, well done for getting through.

Cheers,
AM

Blanco said...

Wow!!!
AM this 95 cut off points show us the extremely good work that you're doing. Everybody is using you're pointers thus everybody is scoring a lot of points. I have 111.5 and I didn't have Fab4, so it's a pretty good week for me.
Keep up the good work.

P.S. Can all of you people please, PLEASE stop complaining for various reasons. You're pissing all of us happy fans of the blog :)

Blanco said...

show us->shows us &
you're ->your

Sorry, but after all, I'm from Macedonia :)

Bradley said...

I'm happy and consider myself very lucky to have made it through with 98.0 (I'm breathing down your neck, AM :) ). I went up overall, stayed even in the "Fans" group, and dropped a couple in Blog League 2. Just goes to show where the real competition is.

Good thing Yahoo didn't wind up taking the whole two weeks to get the points up (I was beginning to wonder).

I'm in complete agreement with OS: kudos AM!

-Bradley
(Sonic Rovers manager)

Assistant Manager said...

Blanco - you meant "that you are doing" so you were correct to use "that you're doing" :)

Bradley - See you also just scraped through mate...can't believe the cut-off was so high!

Anonymous said...

AM -

I believe "Jumper" is lying!
Coz

Dunne - 17.5
Cesc - 38.5
Verma - 22.5
Drogs - 20.5
Bilya - 10.5

That would be 91.5 points from 5 players!!!!!
And it would be !highly! unlikely to pick all these 5 guys!!

I guess he's bluffing,
but thats just my opinion.

@"Jumper" - Are you that Sam/Noob/Praj-something guy?? I bet my old withered Oein Colfer Books that you ARE him/them. Just a wild guess.


Also,
My team is "Blue 4 Life!"
I shall post an update if i change the team name in the near future.

Rgds.
-Simon-

stlram01 said...

Lol, just my fantasy luck to miss the cut off by one point. Not that I care, but in fantasy football (American) I always seem to find a way to choke in the playoffs, so I am used to it, lol.

Regardless, great work AM on organizing it and it was fun for the week I was in it. Now I don't have to worry about it (not like the winner of the blog cup is going to get a berth in Champions League) and can just concentrate on blog league 2.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

The pain!! 1 point away!

What a week. I'm never picking Arsh over Cesc again.

Congrats AM on making it through. It would've sucked if the blog maker hadn't made it through!

Best of luck to everyone.

Dave. (Los Fantasticos)

Anonymous said...

great effort AM.thanx..real dilemma for next week.. wanna try sumthin different ^_^
hopefully its pay off..


miLs

Jamie said...

yes made it through with 115.5, team name:Man City, very happy as I have not done very well recently and this is my first season playing fantasy football, still learning:)

Anonymous said...

AM..plz help asap..

I have Gerri and Moko/Rodwell,selling them would fetch me 21(Moko) and 25(Rodwell) ..
So which 2 should i drop Gerri/Moko or Gerri/Rodwell ??

And plz tell me what to do with the remaining pts. if i sell...
I dont know a good combo,
You see.... this is my 1st year and seeing players pick "hunches" i picked guys whom i knew only.. a la EvdS ( i know.. he's injured and will b bak only against Bolton) , Lamps AND Gerri,And Terry,
You understand.
So this is the first time im posting on this blog.
So would you be kind enough to tell me whom to pick??
Thank You

Doctor Teeth said...

I'm through with 134.5 points...congrats AM on surviving an early round scare!

A request to everyone in the Blog Cup: go to the yellow donate button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and pledge some cash. If every manager who advanced through the first round of the Cup donated a measly £1, we'd have more than enough money to pay for some prizes to the winning team(s) and for the costs of administering this blog. Just a thought.

Can't wait for the international break to be over. Wonder how serious the Torres injury is...the hits keep on coming for the Reds.

COYS!

Assistant Manager said...

Hi Jamie - I'm glad! you've given a prime example of the whole point of The Cup...as a less experienced player you've progressed while some of the players higher up the leagues have been knocked out!

Simon - Don't worry about letting me know if you change your team name...I also have a record of each team's YahooID so if you change your team name I'll still know who you are!

Cheers,
AM

GTR 34 said...

This is to all YFF players, and not meant to pick on any individual.

This is a free forum that a certain individual has given a lot of time to create. It is time well spent, and aids many of us in picking teams by way of invaluable information.

Please try to be considertae by realising this, and enjoy the efforts of the site creator, and input of the other members.

Thanks AM - I got into the next round as Manchester United with 134 pts in 34th position.

Congratulations to all those who made or didn't make it, and in particular to FERGY_THE_RED_NOSED_REINDEER who beat everyone.

Let's look forward to the next round!

One thing is for sure, and that is that the difference between maybe 30 positions lies with the choice of a single individual over another.

This week it was Fabregas, another Benayoun or Keane. I am sure this season will continue in the same vain.

Assistant Manager said...

miLs/Teeth/GTR - Thanks very much for the kind words, your support really is greatly appreciated...good work on getting through!

In terms of Donations...there is absolutely no obligation at all, I am offering the prize of a shirt to the winner of the Blog Cup out of my own money.

However, with the blog getting over 1500 hits per day now (wow!!) if people are able to donate anything (even 10p!) then there's a chance we could get enough money for a prize for the overall winner of all 3 blog leagues, & maybe even for the runners-up.

But as I said, no obligation, the Blog will always be free to read - it takes a lot of effort but I love doing it...it's been going for 4 months now & it's progressing better than I ever imagined, thanks mainly to the excellent regular contributers in the comment sections!

Cheers,
AM

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!

4 post simultaneously at 4:27

kewl!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to some of the advice from this blog, I've had my best fantasy EPL season. Got through to the next round of the blog cup. I know a few others have said it, but thanks again AM and the other regular posters. It's a very entertaining and enlightening read for those of us that don't get much access to soccer in general.

Cech's Mates

Maxer said...

great!.. i'm at 22 this first round.. team name:asher_maxten (137.5pts).. anyway AM, when is week 12?.. and how many team will go to 3rd round?..

Maxer..

ToffeeDave said...

First off, thank you AM for doing the wonderful job. If you can keep this up it will be amazing. I have next week off from school so I will record a short podcast on players I think will do decent after the break. AM if you want to give me yours I could compare the two if not it will be my biased lineup :) I beat you see!

greginho said...

this was quite enjoyable, thank you AM. i finished in 108th place with 114.5 points.
safely in, but not if it where the next round.

raul,
try getting giggs for lennon. he is only 13.45 and going to start!

Mike B said...

Excellent work!


I came in at 7th from top. Lucky boy =P


I'm totally looking forward to the next round!

Raul said...

Greginho,
Fitting Giggs into my team will be difficult
Right now my line up looks like this
Jensen 6.52 - against blackbunr, great chances for clean sheet
Verm 6.05
Sonko 3.16 - good filler, but returns with great points for value
Givet 6.23 - against Burnely, clean sheet is not mission impossible
Fabregas 16.75- expect decent points, about 15 or so
Lennon 11.50 - good match up, might explode, i think about him as ticking bomb
M.Jarvis 7.59 - Returns great points and he is second after giggs in succesful crosses, so great option for me, gets those phantom points.
Billy 4.71 - Even he shouldn't start, i still thinking about keeping him. Cheap for his value, no other good option under 5.I'm still postive about him.
Drog 10.66- you all will keep him
Adebayor 14.01 - against wigan, Adebayor as ciy goal machine, i guess he will score, probably even twice.
Defoe - again good match up, but not so sure about his form, back from injury and he is like black horse in my team.

Any thoghts?
What would you change if you were me?

I have to give a lot of credit to this blog, it is just excellent.You can get all the information for fantasy game. Now the blog cup, it's just getting better.My results have improved a lot, thanks to this blog.

greginho said...

raul,
leave it, tis a strong team!

billthegrunt said...

14th in the Blog Cup ... thanks AM for all your hard work totting up the results.

Any chance the next tournament can be two weeks per round, where the winners advance on aggregate?

Just kidding ... ;-)

CH said...

Yeah! Go through the 2nd round!
Hopefully I can get into the final round...
Good luck to everyone!

ToffeeDave said...

Community please help! AM if you could make a post about this please do it, it would help greatly. Everyone im askin for input to the new podcast im doing. If there is any topic you want discussed I will try and fit in as much relevant information I can on player picks, match ups, player form, etc. I feel this would go alot better than just me writing all of my own ideas as I wil probably miss things and I want to do a podcast that reflects the blog as much as possible. Thank you.

Raul said...

ToffeeDave, i guess i have missed something, podcast? New idea? or what? Please, tell about it.

Richy said...

Phew made it by 1.5 pts.. was strolling through the week with fab and vermaelen, then bridge, richards, given, torres, pienaar and tuncay getting 7.5 pts between them left me on the very edge :)

Liverpool 96.5pts

Adam from Portland said...

17th. Cool. :)
Thanks again, AM.

Anonymous said...

Some big teams got knocked out in round 1.

Bring on round 2!

mudwalkerz said...

that was close!
breathing down your neck there AM at the skin of our teeth down there at rock bottom for gw 2 :D

ToffeeDave said...

Raul I discussed it with am on the blog whether he wanted to do a podcast somehow with me, but since he does enough I figured I will do it and it will be just a feature on this blog. Like AM's weekly post of who are the top picks and such, I will discuss it in a pod along with some new features, I dont wanna spoil it.

Anonymous said...

unbelievable. missed out by 0.5 points.
opting out of cesc (for a more "balanced" midfield) and given returning a flat 0 cost me.

billthegrunt said...

@ToffeeDave:

What you already mentioned is really all you need to do, would be very useful and, most importantly would not waste time with a lot of idle chit-chat:

Top Matches: those you want players in, those with greatest likelihood of clean sheets.

Top players: those in best current form, season keepers, best value players, most promising newcomers.

Injury news, suspension reminders.

That's it. If you need more help send me a PM and I'll do what else I can.

Gooner said...

ToffeeDave,

For your pod. I'd be interested in your thoughts on selling and holding players you have at a discounted price. It's one of the hardest decisions I have sometimes, and I think I often hold players I shouldn't just because I have them at a discount. What are some of the factors you consider?

And thanks for helping make this place a great blog.

Gooner said...

And by the way, I just donated £5 to AM and I'm not even in any of his leagues. It's just a way of saying thanks for a great blog. (It would have been £10 but he's a Spurs fan. :))

ToffeeDave said...

Installing new software to record right now. I will be mixing the intro/outro music tonight and will record the actual meat of the pod in 2-3 days so you guys have a few days to get suggestions in.

ToffeeDave said...

P.S. Thanks for the kind words and help

Ash in Oz said...

Quality work once again AM, couldn't believe it when I saw the list of names and points for the Blog Cup, that must have taken a lot of time and effort to sort out...so, thanks!

The Blog Cup happened to fall on a high scoring week for me! I managed to finish in 3rd spot (Rosa's Leg Ends), so chuffed to bits with that, ahhhh the drama of the cup!

I'm enjoying the blog from Perth, Western Australia, where I am living currently, despite being a Yorkshire boy through and through :)

AM, you've definitely had a positive effect on my points tally this season. The constant flow of news updates and qualty information has really helped me out, so cheers! Now my playing season has finshed and I will be home more on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, you never know, I might even be able to Barn Door a player for the first time this season ;)

All the best, Ash

Maxer said...

nicely said Ash.. i too if i didn't found out about this blog wouldn't know there's such thing as 'the Barndoor'.. :p

Maxer..

bean said...

was one of the unlucky ones...
ended up with 90.5, shy of the cutoff. had 3 sub-par weeks in a row, hoping things turn around. my strategy of investing heavily in front with drog,torres,rooney hasn't yielded the returns i had hoped. probably stick with them to try to get something out of it, but tempted to shuffle greatly for a more balanced midfield.

good luck to everyone in the 2nd round.
thanks AM.
_

Bean
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Venice Leopard Sharks
VeniceBeach,California,USA

p.s. i was amazed at how worldwide the people on this blog are; it's great to see so many different places represented. cheers!

Iri said...

The Wasphawks finish with 117 points and are on their way to round #2.

Being my first season of fantasy football UK style, I would not be where I am at if it were not for AM and this blog.

Thanks.

ps. I must be doing something right....I scored the same amount as that Steve Bob FC guy :)

Anonymous said...

I have to say. This blog is GREAT!! Kudos to you AM!!

Quite disappointed to miss out on the blog cup...seeing that I have been playing fantasy for several seasons and the mistake was putting Keane in instead of Fab :(

Nontheless, will still pick up my socks and hope for better results next week. Feeling confident w my current team :P Looking forward to the next Blog Cup in JAN!!!

Thanks again AM!!!

Anonymous said...

Dude - do you realise how difficult it's going to be for you in round 2? You have to firstly identify the Top 200 as above, then rank them accordingly. While the data can easily be transferred to Excel there's still no easy way of identifying the qualifiers. Good luck! Great Blog. Matthew

Assistant Manager said...

Toffee Dave - Great effort with the podcast! As I said it's not something I'm currently interested in doing myself but I'm happy to post it up to allow people to listen/download, appreciate all the effort mate!

Gooner - Thank you so much for the donation, it's a huge help & these donations will go a massive way to securing additional prizes! See the bottom of this post for information that may interest you!

Matthew - Yeah the 2nd Round is gonna be a killer, but luckily by leaving 3 or 4 weeks between rounds it gives me time to organise/calculate everything if it becomes a bit of an "information overload" situation!!

Everyone else - thanks for all the positive feedback, I'm thinking of opening a 4th blog league later today, purely because there are now a thousand readers per day (people like 'Gooner')so there must be plenty more people who want a space. It's a shame they won't be able to take part in the 1st Blog Cup but to be honest any more than 300 teams would've have been too much to handle.

Cheers,
AM

mehicoradio said...

i made it in 58th wth 128 points, thanks to cesc mostly. Pretty good for having 2 players throw up a 0 :(.

Hoping i can kind keep putting 100 points up, more just to do well overall it the game. Unlikely as i've had like two haha, but maybe.

Anonymous said...

Hey AM

First of all this is an excellent blog which i read daily and like many others I appreciate all the hard work you put into this!

It is my first year in YFF and this blog, as well as all the comments from yourself and regular contributers, has proved very helpful since i began reading it about 3weeks ago.(ive had 3 consecutive 100+ points per week since then, averaging about 125points per week!)

anyway, im really looking forward to the prospect of joining the 4th blog league you may be setting up later today! do you have any idea what time this will be at? also how exactly do i join the league once it is set up?

Thanks

Jason

btw I had to post as anonymous as i couldnt figure out how to post as "jason"!?

Ruki said...

There is a box "Comment as" you just need to click on it and pick Namne/Url and type in your desired name.

Anonymous said...

AM -
I have a suggestion
Why not write down the team ID's next to the team names and during the BC Week , you just have to type in the team id in the URL and see their weekly points.
Hope that makes it a bit easier for you

Anonymous said...

Or....

You could start another 2 leagues only for the top 200 to join. Far less admin but then you're relying on the qualifiers to join and the non-qualifiers to KEEP OUT! Matthew

helmi said...

wow... i'm at 195th place...
wat da miracle.... =)

Anonymous said...

4th place here..so happy..
-danial / penang-malaysia

Anonymous said...

wrong..im in 5th place..rofl...
-danial /penang - malaysia

Anonymous said...

i got exact 94.5 but kighyly's -2 changed everything

Maxer said...

great that u summarise/put all the 300 teams in this post.. hopefully u can do the same for week 8.. so that we knows our place among these 300 teams (since we cannot peek the other league.. i'm in YFF3 btw).. but that just a suggestion, its a lot of work.. and you've done too much already.. thanks AM for this great blog and other for the advices.. cheerssss..

Maxer..

Anonymous said...

i was in 62 place..
Urawa _[YNWA]You'll Never Walk Alone..

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