Another sorry week has left The Fastasist grateful for the respite
of the international break.
A spate of duff performances mean The Fantasist is now
floundering outside the leading 4,000 - pretty sobering stuff considering it
was bearing down on a top-1,500 position a few weeks back.
Plenty of bosses jumped all over Arsenal's Manuel Almunia,
then quickly wished they hadn't when he issued a chilling reminder of how he
got dropped in the first place.
His blunder for the second West Brom goal was classic Almunia,
and contributed to a pitiful score of minus-five.
Hardly any better were Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri, Leon
Osman, Darren Bent and Wayne Rooney, who combined for a massively tepid 21
The only bright spots were Chris Smalling (9.5 points), who
comfortably outscored his value, Gareth Bale (13.5 pts) who didn't, and Charlie
Adam, whose 29-point haul saved The Fantasist from total oblivion.
There were some proper selection clangers, too. Diniyar
Bilyaletdinov was consigned to the Everton bench, while Blackburn boss Steve
Kean dropped Jason Roberts.
THE FANTASIST: GAMEWEEK 30
(Current price in brackets)
Manuel Almunia (GK, Arsenal, 4.51) 13
Gareth Bale (DF, Tottenham, 18.65) 13.5
Aleksandar Kolarov (DF, Manchester City,
Chris Smalling (DF, Manchester United, 6.39)
Leon Osman (MF, Everton, 9.40) 4
Samir Nasri (MF, Arsenal, 12.72) 1.5
Charlie Adam (MF, Blackpool, 19.20) 29
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (MF, Everton, 4.22) 0
Darren Bent (FW, Aston Villa, 11.45) 2.5
Jason Roberts (FW, Blackburn, 5.97) 0
Wayne Rooney (FW, Manchester United, 16.53)
Week 30 score: 67.5
Overall total: 2,566.5
Overall rank: 4,251
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SUPERLEAGUE TOP 10 (position change
since last blog in brackets)
1 (1) Boss FC - 3,041 - Fourth overall
2 (2) Numero Uno - 3,027.5 - Eighth overall
3 (4) Cincilatori (Kosova) - 2,975
4 (-) toxtethterror9
5 (6) The Vuvuzelas Of Chaos - 2,959
6 (5) Simply da Best x 8 - 2,933
7 (3) Dragonbalz - 2,926.5
8 (8) sticktoyrguns - 2,926
9 (7) A Man Moth ? - 2,916.5
10 (10) Lau Wai Man Raymond - 2,898.5