3 Days, 31 goals & a soap opera later, the Premier League season is underway.
Friday saw a 7 goal nail-biter at the Emirates where the Gunners were rescued by Mr Big Meaty French Forehead in a game which saw newbie, Lacazette, score on 94 seconds to open his Arsenal account. The early game on Saturday was just as action packed, but Mignolet’s flapping in the final seconds cost Liverpool all 3 points. Chelsea, last season's champions, hosted Burnley & decided to make things tricky as Cahill received a straight red early on. Burnley took full advantage & powered into a 3 goal lead by half time. Well into the second half, Conte thought it'd be a good idea to utilise his £70m substitute, Morata who pulled one back almost immediately. Fabregas gave his studs an airing.....straight up the back of someone's leg, allowing him to join his captain in the early bath. Davis (Side Show Bob) Luiz gave the blues a lifeline, but Burnley held on for a shock win in that London. Palace, as accommodating as ever, welcomed the Terriers to the Premiership by handing them a 3 goal victory, even helping out with the first one. Rooney set a new record for the longest time between goals for the same team at 4,869 days. The Saints wasted plenty of chances against Swansea, unable to convert 31 shots. Another damp squib of a game saw another debutant, Hegazi, win the game for West Brom in a match where Tony Pulis’ baseball cap was left out of the squad for the first time in forever. The early evening sunshine welcomed Citeh to Brighton’s rather pretty Amex stadium, but it wasn’t until the second half that Pep’s gang made the breakthrough to take the spoils. Sunday opened with Newcastle hosting Tottenham (what transfer window?) Hotspur in a match made all the more difficult for them when Alli kicked the ball away from Shelvey for a free kick, prompting the Magpies skipper to tread on his foot & get a straight red. The one man advantage made it easy for Spuds & Jonjo now has to report to a psychologist who will probably ask, “What the hell is your problem?” Wrapping up the week, Manc Untidy fielded the most attacking team they’ve had in 4 years to destroy West Ham, whose new signing, Choriz….Chicenti…Chiquitita…you know , that little bloke from Mexico, practically vanished. The game was not only notable for a Lukaku brace, prompting a proposed new Stretford End chant of “Whooney…Whooney”, but also for continuing disbelief that Chelsea actually sold them Matic.
In the Game Of Goths, we also saw some solid point hauls & with new transfer, Mav787 making an immediate impact as the BB&S took an early 48 point lead with 676 with the IGM in 2nd & the EIB, still finishing off the back-combing, trailing by 128points. But it’s early days yet So not only do Mav787’s Over This Land XI take the
They also get the
For a thumping 86 points First table of the season is as follows…
In the H2H a late bit of prodding from Mrs AFC Tigers made sure we had a full compliment. & the lead was shared by the EIB & BB&S on 18 points each with the IGM limping in with 12. &, by virtue of their overall point score, we’ve had to ask Deliveroo to lay on their biggest truck to be able to include the
In the load en-route to Mav787’s Over This Land XI & the table..
So, now we’ve finished positioning the new Ikea rugs in the shed & fitting some snazzy looking hooks that we think should be good enough for kit bags, but are probably for mugs, we’ll be loading up on Huddersfield players for the coming GW So, once again, thanks everyone who dropped by the thread & for joining in. & now I’ll hand the controls to emilystrange who is fresh back from her Japanese jaunt…well, fresh once the jet-lag wears off, for GW2.
Post by Nikolas Vitus Lagartija on Aug 15, 2017 12:57:30 GMT 1
Great first week for the Prem, and thanks as ever to you, Steve/Pista for all your work on this. To misquote Mr Lineker, "Fantasy Football is a game where thirty-three people tinker endlessly with their squads and then Mav787 wins". We IGM-ers are used to soldiering on and winning against the odds when key players head off to The Mission though!