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I'm on the move at last. :)

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Me too

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Re: Block League episode 10 (19/20 season)

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GW5 update

Current table (logging now as this may be the last time I see myself up there!):

1 TBFs Block of Villains Bill Wilkins 72 276 21 4128
2 Topspurs Fox Box Block Andrew Branigan 48 272 22 5415
3 The United Way Paul Stringer 74 267 19 7673
4 Crystal Blockade Morgan Boniface 30 267 17 7769
5 Everton will do David England 44 262 15 10836
6 Burning Zips Peter Clinch 60 261 21 11127
7 murf's mob SU Jason Murfitt 37 255 18 16076
8 Wizardoffire Saints Mark Hammond 52 249 19 22086
9 BLUE_MOONbutties_104 Tony H. 36 244 14 29095
10 Spurs-U-Like Chris Beasley 78 236 20 39948
11 One foot and a block Andrew Stevens 46 232 15 47453
12 Suttons block Steven Sutton 49 231 17 48741
13 Wolves Block 65 David Rhodes 30 230 18 50327
14 Raoul The Blocker Paul Merison 42 226 23 57367
15 Edmo Brighton Block David Edmondson 28 224 16 61662
16 SiBrown's 'Orns Simon Brown 42 222 22 64932
17 blah's lost Cherries Me Here 44 220 21 68706
18 GeoffV's Gunners Block Geoff Vickers 38 215 20 78346
19 Bigbaddod's Toon Army George McCulloch 34 214 18 80390
20 workies chelsea bloc Mike Rice 39 190 16 120705

Good starts for thebillfella's Villa block, Topspurs' Leicester block, Maldini's United block and morgan boniface's Palace block. At the other end are blah's Bournemouth block, geoffv's Arsenal block and bigbaddod's Newcastle block with workie's Chelsea block rock bottom :o

It's a marathon not a sprint...

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Obviously not the season for a Spurs block. :roll:

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Spinynorman wrote:
05 Oct 2019, 15:40
Obviously not the season for a Spurs block. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Not that Bournemouth are much better :|

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Only 3 teams have 3 CSs. Are they dominating our league? Nope, 2nd, 5th and 9th.

Topspur doing well to lead with just 2 Leicester CSs (not getting a 3rd today...)

Lukasz Fabianski West Ham United Poland 3
Vicente Guaita Crystal Palace Spain 3
Ederson Manchester City Brazil 3
David de Gea Manchester United Spain 2
Rui Patrício Wolverhampton Wanderers Portugal 2
Martin Dubravka Newcastle United Slovakia 2
Angus Gunn Southampton England 2
Tom Heaton Aston Villa England 2
Dean Henderson Sheffield United England 2
Jordan Pickford Everton England 2
Nick Pope Burnley England 2
Mat Ryan Brighton and Hove Albion Australia 2
Adrián Liverpool Spain 2
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City Denmark 2
Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea Spain 1
Bernd Leno Arsenal Germany 1
Hugo Lloris Tottenham France 1

(all by keeper rather than club but few clubs have used two keepers and none have 2 with CSs. I think.)

(all done before today - Edmo got a 3rd Brighton CS at lunchtime but was 60+ points off the podium)

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Leaving Bmouth Norwich and 1 other with none.

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blahblah wrote:
05 Oct 2019, 16:02
Leaving Bmouth Norwich and 1 other with none.
The other would be SiBrown and his 20th placed Watford block.

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Ah yes the not as mighty as they were Watford. Still they have Spuds after the IB ...

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2 horse race?

Blah in 3rd is closer to 20th than he is to 2nd.

1 Topspurs Fox Box Block Andrew Branigan 79 670 40 164
2 murf's mob SU Jason Murfitt 51 655 35 299
....
133 point gap
....
3 blah's lost Cherries Me Here 34 522 37 35335
4 Burning Zips Peter Clinch 47 515 34 40947
5 Wolves Block 65 David Rhodes 33 514 30 42020
6 The United Way Paul Stringer 42 513 34 42614
7 TBFs Block of Villains Bill Wilkins 40 510 37 45008
8 Crystal Blockade Morgan Boniface 36 508 32 46840
9 Bigbaddod's Toon Army George McCulloch 42 496 36 57100
10 SiBrown's 'Orns Simon Brown 55 476 31 75595
11 BLUE_MOONbutties_104 Tony H. 18 476 24 76152
12 GeoffV's Gunners Block Geoff Vickers 33 473 34 78293
13 Edmo Brighton Block David Edmondson 30 471 30 80239
14 Everton will do David England 47 458 26 92379
15 Spurs-U-Like Chris Beasley 37 453 33 96338
16 Suttons block Steven Sutton 27 449 29 99864
17 One foot and a block Andrew Stevens 31 447 25 101959
18 Raoul The Blocker Paul Merison 26 436 32 110376
19 workies chelsea bloc Mike Rice 36 426 26 117765
20 Wizardoffire Saints Mark Hammond 22 395 30 135683

While Leicester and Sheffield Utd are leading the way on CSs (5 each) it doesn't fully explain this league as City also have 5 and 2 of you have 4.:
1. Leicester City 5
2. Manchester City 5
3. Sheffield United 5
4. Brighton and Hove Albion 4
5. Burnley 4
6. AFC Bournemouth 3
7. Chelsea 3
8. Crystal Palace 3
9. Everton 3
10. Newcastle United 3
11. Watford 3
12. West Ham United 3
13. Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
14. Arsenal 2
15. Aston Villa 2
16. Liverpool 2
17. Manchester United 2
18. Southampton 2
19. Norwich City 1
20. Tottenham Hotspur 1

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Consistent appearances play a part as well - impossible to pick up 5 City block clean sheets without blowing a load of transfers (even Ederson hasn't been there 100%).

But yes, the top 2 certainly have opened up a healthy gap on the rest. If only Leicester and Sheffield Utd were top in real life rather than Liverpool and City... :evil:

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I fancy the Foxes for a top 2......

Yep to the City debacle atb, I guess only Walker has close to 5 CS's.... I'm best of the test. 😱😱😱😂😂😂😎

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blahblah wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 15:50
I'm best of the rest. 😱😱😱😂😂😂😎
Close with less than a block CS (25pts) from 3rd to 9th.
thebillfella wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 15:29
Consistent appearances play a part as well
Yep, found that helped me last year with Palace. 5 (or even 6) set and leave cheapoes gives room for more fun up top.

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murf wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 14:35

While Leicester and Sheffield Utd are leading the way on CSs (5 each)
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20. Tottenham Hotspur 1
Bearing this in mind I think I'm doing quite well. :mrgreen:

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...and will Jose take you higher?

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GW15 update

Topspurs' Leicester block strides well ahead with only murf's Sheffield Utd block providing any challenge. A huge gap to thebillfella's Villa block and zipnolan's Burnley block in 3rd and 4th respectively means the top 2 already look unlikely to be caught. At the other end remain blah's Bournemouth block, geoffv's Arsenal block and bigbaddod's Newcastle block with workie's Chelsea block still rock bottom :o

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1 Topspurs Fox Box Block V Andrew Branigan 40 774 45 118
2 murf's mob SU V Jason Murfitt 34 719 39 1070
3 TBFs Block of Villains V Bill Wilkins 44 609 44 32974
4 Burning Zips V Peter Clinch 32 608 39 33715
5 The United Way V Paul Stringer 35 583 40 51046
6 Wolves Block 65 V David Rhodes 38 581 36 52623
7 blah's lost Cherries V Me Here 28 576 42 56174
8 Crystal Blockade V Morgan Boniface 42 571 35 60152
9 Bigbaddod's Toon Army V George McCulloch 28 561 42 67477
10 BLUE_MOONbutties_104 V Tony H. 42 551 31 75659
11 GeoffV's Gunners Block V Geoff Vickers 33 542 38 82333
12 SiBrown's 'Orns V Simon Brown 36 540 35 83925
13 Spurs-U-Like V Chris Beasley 37 528 38 92810
14 Raoul The Blocker V Paul Merison 34 525 39 94976
15 Everton will do V David England 39 521 31 98146
16 Edmo Brighton Block V David Edmondson 24 520 34 98681
17 One foot and a block V Andrew Stevens 42 509 29 106559
18 Suttons block V Steven Sutton 37 501 32 111641
19 workies chelsea bloc V Mike Rice 29 477 29 125626
20 Wizardoffire Saints V Mark Hammond 35 452 36 136909

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Palace defenders are dropping like flies

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Having a poor time with this but I am at least ahead of the unfortunate wretch who is lumbered with Southampton..!

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So.

Norwich keep a CS and a defender scores.

I am 3rd for the week overall on TFF. I am 5pts behind the leader for the week. I have 2 trannies left, and obviously I am banned from changing my Canary defenders, so it is 2 Arsenal mids or forwards for tomorrow night.

Obviously I will wait for the teamsheet, but any suggestions gratefully accepted.

(and this after my Egg team managed 8th overall last week!)

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Depends if (you think) the leader is going for it.
You can't go against the grain (Pompey players!) so maybe should avoid the biggest hitters IF you think your rivals are going for it and will do the obvious.

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murf wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 20:35
Depends if (you think) the leader is going for it.
You can't go against the grain (Pompey players!) so maybe should avoid the biggest hitters IF you think your rivals are going for it and will do the obvious.
well the leader's team name implies a block entrant, so I am guessing he is. And yes, take your point. With no defenders to consider, it does at least limit options.

I am close enough that one goal from a less obvious source could seal it, but then I am assuming the leader does not already have Auba or similar.

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raoul wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 20:30
So.

Norwich keep a CS and a defender scores.

I am 3rd for the week overall on TFF. I am 5pts behind the leader for the week. I have 2 trannies left, and obviously I am banned from changing my Canary defenders, so it is 2 Arsenal mids or forwards for tomorrow night.

Obviously I will wait for the teamsheet, but any suggestions gratefully accepted.

(and this after my Egg team managed 8th overall last week!)
Bstrd 😐


Ozil and Auba?

When does the GW end?

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Can't the rules be bent for this?

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blahblah wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 20:41
raoul wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 20:30
So.

Norwich keep a CS and a defender scores.

I am 3rd for the week overall on TFF. I am 5pts behind the leader for the week. I have 2 trannies left, and obviously I am banned from changing my Canary defenders, so it is 2 Arsenal mids or forwards for tomorrow night.

Obviously I will wait for the teamsheet, but any suggestions gratefully accepted.

(and this after my Egg team managed 8th overall last week!)
Bstrd 😐


Ozil and Auba?

When does the GW end?
1 game left.

I had Jota, Jimenez and Bruno today, which worked out rather well.

Ozil is a good shout. I think I have to have Auba, if only to cancel out what others might have, and then ...

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Ozil has been playing better than his FF returns, imho, and could trash the Pompeii defence.

I would wait for the line ups though...

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my options are any 2 from:

Auba
Laca
Nketiah
Torreira
Ceballos
Guendouzi
M-Niles
Saka
Martinelli
Willock
Xhaka
Ozil
Nelson
Pepe

Might this be Laca's chance for a much needed haul?

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Can you wait for the line ups?

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yes indeed.

But I want plans in my mind in advance of the lineups.

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Nkeitah or Martinelli would be on my shortlist, as both are good now and should be very very good in the near future.

Your call if it's Auba plus one or 2 less illustrious names, or real leftfield choice of one who is benched at the start as no one in their right mind would pick them....

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How good is your score really?

Just need to know, on that basis, whether it took 0 or 5 transfers to be ahead of you. If he has done none you are basically foo*ed. If he has used 5 you can get the 2 biggest names and just need a KC.

Could be a few beliw you with 3-5 left.

Was all so much easier back in the day when you could assume they were mostly going for it as weekly entrants!

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