Let’s help our teams in Europe
Leicester lost their winning momentum in a hugely entertaining contest at Everton but fortunately no more players to injury before their first appearance in a Champions League quarter-final at Atlético Madrid on Wednesday. Wes Morgan, it was confirmed, will miss the game with a back problem. The club’s interim manager Craig Shakespeare did all he could to utilise his resources ahead of the showpiece European occasion, shifting Riyad Mahrez and Danny Simpson to the bench at Goodison Park, withdrawing Jamie Vardy after 61 minutes and giving Christian Fuchs, Shinji Okazaki and Wilfred Ndidi the day off.
But where was the help from the broadcasters and Premier League for the country’s last representative on the Champions League stage? Being forced to kick off at 4pm on the Sunday before the quarter-final, with alternative TV slots available, showed a dereliction of duty towards the Premier League champions. If Leicester do continue their outstanding run in Europe it will be despite the influence of the money-men.
Agency names please
Will those who are in with a chance of winning something this season please note the agency names rule and that means changing your team name to include that of your agency. Otherwise, you could be any old Tom, Dick or Harry from outside recruitment and we wouldn’t know. No agency name, no prize, sorry.
In our league, the Top 10 are as follows:
Jay Egersdorff, ESP
Jonathan Sweasey, PDA Search and Selection
Stuart Burton, FuturaRec2Rec
Oli Ottey, GM
Manager of the Week
Mark Cox has broke the ton! 102 points this week for a bloke who’s making his first appearance in this newsletter. Almost every player he picked turned to gold with Son, Alli, King, Zaha, Aguero and Costa all doing well.
We all dream of weeks like this Mark. Very well done.
Page 2 Pacesetter
Lee Mitchell, Quanta......
It was only last season when Lee had a Week 38 Top 10 finish in this league. How the mighty have fallen with Lee having to scramble around for a Page 2 Pacesetter trophy. Let’s face it, it’s a bit like winning the Johnstone Paints Trophy from a few years back. Anyway, enough of criticism. Spurs fan, Lee’s racked up an amazing 96 points this week with help (obviously) from Alli, Son and Eriksen, but also from having Ibra as his captain and Lukaku in this front line as well.
What a week Lee!
The Best of the Rest
Yet another blast from the past with Adam joining the ton-up club this week but just two seasons ago he was 4th in our league. Adam built on his superb defence of Forster, Rojo and Vertonghen with the usual suspects in midfield plus Sterling and of course, being a massive ManU fan, Adam had to have Ibra as his captain and Lukaku for good measure.
What a brilliant week, Adam!
The league’s 2nd most selected player seems to have lost his place. He was injured against Southampton but dropped in favour of Kieron Trippier for the Watford game. With Trippier’s superb performance and Walker’s lack of a clean sheet – the only two that Spurs have racked up recently have been when Walker hasn’t played – could it be that Potty is planning to flog his first-choice full back to City and is testing to see if Trippier can fill his boots? Could there be better places for your hard-earned cash? If so ….
Get him binned!
One to watch..........
With Phil Neville’s wonderful praise on MOTD it seems impossible that Kyle Walker could ever regain his place and with Spurs only achieving a clean sheet when Trippier has been in the side recently, an assist and four other great crosses against Watford, 0.2% ownership and a price tag of just £4.7m it really is a ………
Team of the Week
Our old friend, Uwais Ahmed is now top of the overall league. Uwais scored a respectable 57 points this week to bring him to a total of 2033.
So, what’s his team?
His subs were
Hennessey, King, Mawson, Coleman
Not bad eh?
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Team names please
The reason we ask for your agency name as part of your team name is because it’s the only way we can ensure that we are paying the prizes out to the correct managers and that those managers are genuinely in the recruitment industry.
With the latest hacking of our league from semi-professional FL-ers, its even more important. Please help us manage the league better by doing this.
However, those of you who aren’t putting in your team names are missing out on some great publicity for your agency and, as recruiters tend to be competitive creatures, isn’t it better to beat you rivals in business AND in the fantasy league?
“Tim Goodwin is the best kind of rec-to-rec for a very simple reason: he listens to his candidates! After our first conversation, I was presented with a range of different opportunities and, after an additional chat, Tim and Futura had clearly understood my needs and what I was really looking for. There was only one option left on the table and that was the right one. ”Futura candidate