Oh it was a week of utter drama, frustration and deep deep disappointment. A Fantasy League storm.
First up was that I had transferred out Elanga to bring in the star of the weekend before -Raheem Sterling. Elanga hadn't started for Forest in the first 3 games and Sterling looked like he was fizzing. Elanga scores. Sterling doesn't! Oh if that was all.
I hadn't done well on Saturday afternoon. Silva didn't start for City and after he came on got booked! Haaland did his hat trick business but about 90% have him too. I went off to a gig on the north coast and found myself out of wifi range. When wifi kicked in I discover that my striker Evan Ferguson had scored a hit trick... but he hadn't started any game this season... so I had him on my bench! AAAHHH!!!
So Sunday, particularly in my head-to head league I needed points. Alexander Arnold have me some hope with his first expensive contribution of the season BUT two minutes in the United/Arsenal match cost me two clean sheets. Of course one of the scorers was my man Rashford BUT... you guessed it... I had put him on the bench at the last minute on Friday evening.
So without those 24 points that I left on the bench, I needed a miracle. It was a Declan Rice miracle, the assist from Saka enough to defeat Adela, last year's champion by 2 points!
The perennial winner John McMullan eventually rises to the top but my daughter Jasmine is still there, level with him. After Bowen's goal on Friday night, Jasmine was at the dizzy heights of 75,000th over all. WoW! Jonny Fitch, Stephen Orr and Ryan Kee are the chasers, every year competitive, all three!
Rev Haydon Spenceley over takes Jasmine to stay at the top. Haydon was Chaplain at Northampton town and made a stunning record this year called Ruthless Trust. Good at Fantasy League too. What a guy!
Fortunately for me Adela chanced a -4. It cost her so I am one of the 4 with 9 points. Leader on Friday lost his game to Stevie Hay. Pretty hard to lose to Stevie. He still has Tierney and Mitrovic still in his team and Haaland 3rd sub!!! He did have Ferguson as captain and Haaland obviously came off his bench. There is luck involved too.
Now it is the International Break. The transfer window is closed. Time for a Wildcard anyone!