Saturday, 4 December 2010

Week 16 - My Team


Kolarov   Koscielny   Bale

VDV   Meireles   Nasri   Brunt

Balotelli   Drogba   Chamakh

Hi guys - I had planned to work on my team and write my usual post this morning but have had some very sad news that my uncle passed away overnight. I am quickly posting this so you can see what I ended up saving, please feel free to post your team in the comments section below and please help others with any barndoor ideas you may have. Sorry I can't add any more - I'll be back online next week.

Thanks, Nik


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Anonymous said...


The Greek said...

My condolences.

Anonymous said...

bale kolarov jara
vdv nasri malouda meireles
tevez balotelli kalou


khong-ten said...

good luck

Anonymous said...

sorry for your loss

rwlwhite said...

my condolences Nik

all the best


Caleb said...

Take care Nik!

Raconteur said...

Nik, sorry to hear about your Uncle, I hope you're holding up alright.

I like your team, although I couldn't go for Drogba, he's not returning his price enough for me. Also thought Brunt was too much of a risk with holding VDV, although I did get him on the BD. I went for MGP & Malouda over Meireles or Drogba.

Birty said...

My condolences AM. I'm sure I speak on behalf of all your extended family on the blog when I say we'll all be thinking of you and your family.

Ken said...

May he go with God

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Long time follower of this blog (who greatly appreciates yr hard word), but never commented. My condolences.

greginho said...

i hope you make it through this tough time.

i have ben foster
kolarov phil jones bardsley
nasri van der vaart nani barton
chamakh elmander welbeck

i sold adam on the last barndoor for brunt, but i really want barton's consistency in my team. i am taking 2 zeros this week and am fine with that. nani's price actually went up, so those that sold him will be paying alot to pick him up. welbeck is my least favorite choice as it is hard to score in 4 straight games. i sold gyan for welbeck. obinna was probably a better pick.
chamakh, nasri will be gone on the barndoor.

Anonymous said...

My condolences Nik.

I picked
kolorov kosc bale
nasi lennon meireles vdv
cham kalou defoe

shuffled my team 30 mins before deadline. dropped ballotelli as felt more comfortable with defoe.
that meant going down price wise to meireles but i like his match up.
hope lennon is my performer that no one else has.
bale at full imo no different than drogs at full.
going to keep vdv this week but if this injury stretches out too long he goes.
hopefully kalou covers a good chelsea performance.


Anonymous said...

My condolences, AM.

I ended up with 9 similar players as you.

Kolarov Koscienly Bale
VDV Meireles Nasri Brunt Barton
Chamakh Tevez

As you can see I have Barton+Tevez to your Balotelli+Drogba


Stato said...

So sorry Nik. Our thoughts and support are with you and your family.

Our teams are very similar except I have MGP and Dorrans for your VDV and Brunt. I could not afford the Drog (but think he is going to put a big one in soon)so went with Malouda.

Good luck all in the Blog Cup (leave the adding up Nik til the end of the week, eh?)

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

You have my condolences Nik

Hope you're alright.

Anonymous said...

hey nik,

Sorry to hear your news, thinking of you and your family.

my team,
kolorov kosc bale
nasi malouda, essein davies
cham kalou balotelli

not sure re bd's at this stage.

stay strong


fahmi zainal said...

be strong nik..
my team

comment please :)

Anonymous said...

My condolences Nik...


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your lose Nik.
Stay strong :)

Anonymous said...

My condolences Nik.

I have

Kolarov Bale Squillaci Bosingwa
Nasri VDV Barton
Balotelli Carroll Chamakh

Anonymous said...

Good work my man, sorry for you loss
Bale Coleman Koncesky
Nolan Kyut Walcot Meiriels
Gyan carroll Odemwingie

Bren in Eire

Bobby said...

P. Robinson
J. Terry, A. Kolarov, L. Koscielny
S. Nasri, F. Malouda, D. Silva, T. Cleverley, A. Arshavin
M. Balotelli, M. Chamakh

This is my team for this week... lets see what happens.. :D

Bobby said...

Also sorry to hear about your loss... hope you get through it ok :)

DeviLxDeviL said...

Sorry to hear that AM. Btw your team looks awesome as usual :)

markygoods said...

My condolences Nik,
May he rest in peace.

kwyjibo said...

Sorry about your loss. My condolences, Nik. May he rest in peace.

Here is the team I ended up with:


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle, may he rest in peace.


Arsenal_Bergkamp said...

Please accept my condolences, Nik.

Tayo said...

My sincere condolences on the passing away of your uncle... Such events make us realise the luxury/foley(?) of things like YFF.
Take heart mate & be strong.
Best regards to your family!

Bradley said...

Nik, my condolences on your loss. Best wishes to you and your family in this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Gambled heavily on Citeh

Boateng Bosingwa Kolarov
Nani VdV Nasri Arshavin Brunt
Balotelli Tevez

Bradley said...

Kolarov Bardsley Kyrgiakos
VDV Meireles Nasri Pedersen
Chamakh Kalou Tévez

I dropped Brunt for MGP, which was probably a huge mistake. The last time Brunt was supposed to be out injured (i.e., last week), he scored 20.5. Hopefully VdV won't be out long. His discount is the only one I have left. Getting a proper team together is only going to get tougher.

Anonymous said...

Sincere condolences Nik

Paphos Toffee

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolence Nik.

Jebat siAlgojo Derhaka

Sulldaddy said...

Im sorry to hear about your loss AM. thank you for all the great efforts on this blog. My condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

All best wishes to you and your family from us Canadian fans.

- Van Whitecaps

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and your family.


Note: your GK curse is over!


Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Nik, its times like these that make you appreciate little things in life like getting to play Fantasy football.


Anonymous said...

Best to your family from Arizona

No Name Fc said...

at last i got some good points from my keeper.. thanks robinson..24 points.. Thanks to Pedersen (20.5), Nasri (21.5) and Balotelli (14).. at the moment, manage to get 90 points.

4 more players to go : Brunt, Carroll, Barton and Kochensky..

p/s: AM, my condolences to you and your family..

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time poster.
Best wishes from California and thank you!

Anonymous said...

103 with zeros from Nani VdV Boateng and possibly Brunt.

Anonymous said...

103 with zeros from Nani VdV Boateng and possibly Brunt.

Stato said...

At last - a great goalie pick for me, Nik and it seems many more.
120 points with Dorrans and Merieles to come.
Next week has some great games and some huge challenges.
Everton and stoke have good match ups but the rest seem too close to call??

Komeng Kg Dusun FC said...

My sincere condolences, Nik.

Follow yr advise on Robbo and it paid off. A cool 24 pts from a GK of that price. TQVM

Be strong mate.


BerbaOwnsj00 said...

I got an amazing 134.5 points this week, which moved me +1304 places!!, up to 696 overall ;]]

My team:
Bale Kolarov Koscielny
Silva Nasri Arshavin De Jong
Balotelli Tevez Chamakh

Anonymous said...

my condolences AM.. just got online.. saved my team earlier and can't get online to make read updates and make changes.. didn't get the chance to drop nani, rooney, adam and vdv.. four of them, only vdv that i may not drop.. my week sucks, 64 points with brunt to go.. dropping to 400+ overall..


Anonymous said...

Condolences Nik.

86 points with Meireles, Kyrgiakos, Barton and torres to go.

Bale K-rov Kyrgiakos
Barton Meireles MGP Rosicky
K.Jones Torres Balotelli

rwlwhite said...


At least Foster got me 8 without a clean sheet! He stays for next week!

83.5 points with a possible Brunt to go. Guess I shoulda gone with my gut and not picked anyone from the leakiest of arsenal defences ever!

Foster (8)
A.Hole-arov(6), Koscielny(2.5), Squillaci(5.5)
VDV(0-keeping him no matter what!), Nasri(21.5), Brunt(?), Essien(3.5)
Balotelli(14), Tevez(17.5), Chamakh(disappointing 5)

But at least ARSENAL are top of the table! Whoop!

Anonymous said...

Robinson at home to a wolves side that like to put feeble SOT was a no brainer. I believe also that the keeper for next week is Forster, though i'm sticking with Robinson.

Anonymous said...

Also Tevez and Kolarov are suspended for next game, it could be Balotelli and Jo starting for Man City against West ham.

Simon said...

Very sorry to hear your news.

Well done for picking Nasri.

Take care and thanks for your input each week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nik
Thinking of you
(You're out of the GK jinx :))
All the best

The Muppets said...

88.5 points with Barton, Meireles and Bent to come.

Will be good to break 100 points for the first time is about 6 weeks

BLJnose said...

First, condolences dude.

Now, disappointed with Chamwow's scoring this week. only 5pts. I kept VdV and Adam and still got 95+ points with Carroll to play tomorrow. Kolarov another disappointment. Got a silly yellow and will miss next match. Might have too hold on to him because I have a huge discount with him as well.

BLJnose said...

Oh yeah, went with P. Jones of blackburn in defense this week and got repaid quite well. Thinking of replacing Chamwow with K Davis of Bolton for next week because I don't see Chamwow being "wow" against man u.

bean said...

Davies 5 yellows, will miss next match

Anonymous said...

92 points with barton, brunt and meireles left to play.


Anonymous said...

112 points with meireless and brunt to go.
Thanks NIK !!

Anonymous said...

Kolarov Boateng Koscielny Bale
Nasri Nani VDV Pedersen
Balotelli Chamakh

109 points thanks to Robinson, Bale, Nasri, Pedersen and Balotelli, despite zeros from Boateng, Nani and VDV. Now Kolarov is out as well next week :/, and what is Boateng's reason for being out? He seems to just go MIA for the past few weeks.

Anonymous said...

How many match will Kolarov miss? I'm thinking of keeping him, he has been scoring 10+ for the past few weeks and even a 6 when he got a red!

Anonymous said...

i presume its just 1 game for kolarov, it wasn't a straight red.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and your family. =(

Dark Zero

Anonymous said...

I'm holding on very tight to Kolarov, returned his value even with 2 yellow cards.

Cap said...

Last week the WornOuts waltzed in 7 GOALS-- 5 to Berb ,1 to Nani and 1 to Nasri for a total of 105.5 points. This week Nasri hit 2 beauts and Drog belted in a penalty ...and thank you very much Robbo-- this week you made up for Howard's cockups last = 3 GOALS for 109.5 points !!! 3 goals beats 7 by 4 points. It's not right really...goals don't count enough. Another useless piece of info.... I am 115th out of 28,002 Liverpool fans,if anybody gives a care. Couldn't have done it without your help lad.
The bloody weather in England made me sell all my heavily discounted UTD players and pay full price for the heart of my team so my future line-ups are at current prices. Take heart from this me buccos in EPL Madness.
Sorry for your family loss.

Anonymous said...

@Cap maybe you shouldn't have sold all your discounted players, 4 zeros and still managed 104 pts. It takes
about 6 players doing well to score big.

So much options for week17, weather permitting.

Nasri or Cahill? I like to set my team early to avoid confusing meself.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how useful it is but i also check for past results, it's why i didn't pick Chelsea players against Everton(low scoring game).

Anonymous said...

Where the hell is Barton?? I thought he's back from suspension.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Nik.

103.5 with Meireles, Skrtel and Welbeck still to play

Anonymous said...

had odemwingie earlier but many comment say he is doubt with injury so i dropped him..damn,damn,damn

Anonymous said...

Sincere condolences to you n your family AM.


Anonymous said...

please accept my condolences Nik


Anonymous said...

Yes and Odemwingie scores 2 goals, damn!

joxt said...

Please have my condolences nic..

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Nik.

Like I said, Odemwengie likes the weather and I know he will score..

I got him, Drogba, Nasri to score a goal and P. Robinson as a clean sheeet..

Only left is K.Richardson and meireles..


Birty said...

109 with two deliberate 0s for Adam and Nani. Quite chuffed but it would've been better if they'd both scored some points.

Anonymous said...

114.5 with Meireles playing tomorrow. Not bad at all, and I'm now only 0.5 points far from 1st place in the league my colleagues and I play.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Nik.


lbarroso said...

My condolences to you and your family Nik.

116.5 with Meireles and Kyrgiakos to go tomorrow (and also taking a deliberate 0 for VDV)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss, AM...

Week16 team (110.5, Meireles to go)
Kolarov, Bosingwa, Koscielny
Nasri, Meireles, Malouda, Pedersen
Chamakh, Balotelli, Bent

Week17 team (Barndoored, Unfinished)
Kolarov, Skrtel, Koschesky
Nasri, Meireles, Gardner, Etherington, Downing
Balotelli, Odemwingie

let's share our barndoor thoughts...


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Anonymous said...

Hi Nik
My Condolences to you and your family


Bojan said...

My condolences Nik.

Ken said...

A helping hand.....

Since we all know Nik could use a little help this week I for one will put in my two cents worth. I hope others with more knowledge will help.

My past weeks total 119.50 (would be nice to include this)

Picking (2) from each position...

This weeks picks are..

Robinson (only because I now hold him at 3.78)


Downing (really?)

K. Jones

Well, What are you waiting for?

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BFAR said...

So sorry Nik. Our thoughts and support are with you and your family.

take care nik

Anonymous said...

My Condolences to you and your family.


Tayo said...





Tayo said...


What do you guys think about Cech for week 17?

Tayo said...

Chris Hughton fired as Newcastle's boss!!!
The Management MUST be REALLY CRAZY, UNLESS MO'N has already been hired...

Tayo said...

By the way, what happened to Joey Barton over the weekend??? He wasn't even on the bench...

Tayo said...

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