LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: the final table

Our tenth and final update from the LDV Fantasy Football League. Congratulations to Alain Desmier, our runaway winner this season. His ‘Mountgrove Maulers’ have amassed a huge 2,417 points, over a hundred ahead of his nearest rival.

That places Alain in the top 500 world-wide, no small achievement given there are over 4.5 million players. And on top of that, he’s the Lib Dem canididate for Islington South and Finsbury, aiming to oust Emily Thornberry.

Congratulations and good luck, Alain! Well played, too, runners-up Andrew Hydon (2,314) and Christopher Morgan (2,272).

Here’s the final top 10 league table:

We’ll see you all again next season…

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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6 Comments

  • On the footy theme, LDV readers might be interested to know that should Huddersfield Town bounce back into the top tier of English football on Monday at Wembley (after 45 years) they will be greeted by the new Liberal Democrat Mayor of Kirklees, Christine Iredale. Christine herself bounced back and refained het seat after losing it in 2012.

    Dear Jo Cox was deservedly mentioned on LDV a day or two ago. Jo’s sister Kim and her Mum and Dad are HTAFC season ticket holders. Kim and the club Chairman Dean Hoyle and his wife Janet are doing a sponsored cycle ride to Wembley from Hudders…. details below if anyone wants to donate.

    Why Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle is cycling to Wembley
    Huddersfield Examiner-22 May 2017

    PS, Thanks Caron for quoting Jo’s speech…. about Batley & Spen where I grew up. Jo is still very much loved and much missed.

  • Richard Underhill 13th Jun '17 - 8:23pm

    Theresa May is visiting President Macron for political reasons. He has the bragging rights in terms of recent elections. They are watching the football together, a friendly. France has the bragging rights on football as well. England lost to Iceland. Iceland lost to France in the euros.
    In this game England captain Harry Kane scored first, past Tottenham teammate Lloris.

  • Richard Underhill 14th Jun '17 - 9:42am

    The match was the first use of video referees making effective decisions, a penalty for England, scored by Harry Kane, and a red card for France, who nevertheless won 3-2.
    The French did not use video technology at the Roland Garros grand slam tennis tournament, causing the umpires to leave their seats to examine dents in the dust, thereby making different decisions from the information available to the broadcasters.

  • Richard Underhill 27th Jun '17 - 10:48am

    Novak Djokovic will compete at Eastbourne, although it is ” a small town”. Have a look at all the new housing, it is growing fast.

  • Richard Underhill 9th Aug '17 - 12:12pm

    Cricketeers are obsessed with numerical data, such as the number of centuries a batsman scores. Geoffrey Boycott got his one hundredth hundred at his home ground in Yorkshire and is occasionally mocked by other commentators, for instance by saying that a friendly against a Rest-of-the-World team has been discounted. A better measure is the 11,000+ runs that Alistair Cook has accumulated. Former captain Cook might advise others what to do on reaching 99 in an innings. Stay cool. Think about getting a “big hundred”, say 150+, so do not increase the risk of getting out at 99 by bowing to pressure from the opposition players. Defend patiently until the right ball comes, then hit it for four (along the ground, not for six). You do not score many when you are back in the pavilion, although you might take an occasional catch. Mike Atherton’s memoirs recall a match in South Africa where he opened the batting and was the last man standing, in the process of which he scored a century and saved the match for the team. With the leads that England has had recently a score of 99 is very similar to 101 for the team, so don’t be selfish. Trust the captain not to declare prematurely without consultation.

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