LFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
After last week’s bonanza points haul it was back to normal for the second week of the Alfaz Fantasy Fantasy Football League with the average score dropping down to only 18 points. The 9 Premier League games produced for the Fantasy League 23 goals, only 2 clean sheets, 25 yellow cards and I’m pleased to report the Referees kept their Red cards in their pockets.
I said before the Season started that VAR would have a strong influence on this Season’s A.F.F.L. Just think if you have Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus in your team you have lost 2 goals which are 10 Fantasy points through no fault of the Player.
Tony Red’s team Miles Platting Swifts managed to keep hold of the number one spot of the A.F.F.L. by keeping a 4 point distance away from Chris’s Dyson D.C. 11. whose team seem to have found that golden nugget lower down the pecking order in Norwich’s Finnish striker Pukki who has so far bagged 4 goals including the Season’s 2nd Hat -Trick 9 other Fantasy Managers have also unearthed this gem of a Striker. Neil’s Blue Moon Rising is in 3rd place just 2 points ahead of young Frankie’s team More Than A Game. At the opposite end of the table, Len’s involved with both teams as MAK you are the Best are trailing Prove you are the Best by 4 points.
Jayne’s team Up the Dale are leading our Mark Carter Ladies Section by 3 points over Karen’s Florida Pearls. The Leaders have the 2 top scorers in this Season’s Fantasy so far in Norwich’s Pukki (23) and Manchester City’s Sterling (20). Hannah’s Dinty Dave is sharing 3rd place with Isobel’s team The Bluebells and Elaine’s team Barbra’s XI. At the other end, Sharon’s team Rover’s and Out have managed to climb out of the Relegation Zone and have left MAK you are the Best 5 points behind Liz’s Leia’s Yum Yums.
Frankie’s team, More Than a Game are new to the Fantasy League and have so far taken our Junior League by storm by taking a 14 point lead at the top over young Olly’s 11. Last weeks front-runners William & Henry have had to take a step backwards and share 4th place with Ant & Brad. At the foot of the table, Olly & Jim are only 2 points behind Robbie’s great named team Pique Blinders.
In our Across the Costa’s Golden Boot League Jayne’s team Up the Dale has taken over the Summit from Tony Red’s Miles Platting Swifts who have swooped down to 3rd giving Dean’s team Showbiz 2nd place 5 points adrift of the Leaders. The only team not to score in this Section is Olly & Jim’s team who have a big fat Zero to their name which has left them rooted a the bottom 5 points behind 6 teams.
Our Champion of Champion League is in its 2nd Season this Year and at the moment Macca’s Albir Villains have a fairly comfortable 12 point advantage over Nick’s Blues. Pauline’s Vodka Army are in joint 3rd spot with Gary’s Hammered Again. Leo’s Power Blueboys finished bottom of this Division last Season and at the moment they are showing no signs of improving as they are trailing his Grandad’s team Eric’s City Slickers by 6 points.
Three teams are going into the pot for our Monthly Wine Draw and they are our top-scoring team which was John’s side The Secret Millionaire who bagged 43 points and our 2 lowest-scoring teams with only 3 points Bentley Boys and Realco’s A Team.
Manager of the Month for August is being kindly sponsored by Linda at the Bar Tapas in Albir which is situated right on the front of Albir with excellent views. They have a super International Menu as well as serving up some tasty Tapas. With just one week to go Tony Red’s team are favourites to win this excellent meal for 2. Dyson D.C. 11 are also in the running along with Blue Moon Rising and Frankie’s More Than a Game.
By the time you read this, I’m hoping our Mini-Leagues will be up and running as we have had a slight problem getting them started. Don’t forget to follow your team’s progress as the Season unfolds by visiting our super website.