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LMS League 2019-20 - Round 1 (Premier League)

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Welcome back folks, today I'm tagging the 18 people who have expressed an interest in committing to the Last Man Standing League this season, but any additional contenders are welcome to enter as well:

@RandoEFC @Rucksackfranzose @Dan @Stan @SchalkeUK @...Dan @CaaC (John) @nudge @Batard @Bluewolf @Teso dos Bichos @DeadLinesman @Stick With Azeem @JOSHBRFC @Lucas @Eco @Mel81x @Viva la FCB

 

A quick reminder of the rules:

- Very simply, you choose a team to win their fixture each week. If they win, you survive to the next week, and if they don't, you don't. You cannot pick the same team more than once in the competition.

- If you fail to make a pick, you will be eliminated from that week. I will tag everyone at the conclusion of the previous set of fixtures and around a day or two before the start of the next set of fixtures, I will do my best to remember to tag any surviving players who are yet to make a pick.

 

Scoring:

- Your basic score for each round will be the total number of consecutive correct picks you made.

- The Last Man Standing in each round will receive three bonus points on top of their bonus score, 2nd place will score two bonus points, and 3rd place will score one bonus point.

- It is acceptable for us to have multiple players in 3rd or 2nd place, in which case multiple players will receive the bonus points for those positions. However, as we need to have a Last Man Standing, we will use a tie break in the event that all remaining players are eliminated at the same time. The tie break only comes into effect if all remaining players fail to choose a winner.

- The tie break consists of you picking a player who you think will score over the set of fixtures. If your player is the only one who scores, you win the tie break and are the Last Man Standing. If nobody successfully picks a goalscorer, the tie break will continue for another set of fixtures. If multiple players successfully pick a different goalscorer, then the player whose pick scores first will win the tie break. This will be judged off the minute in which their goal was scored, not the chronological real-life time. E.G. If Aguero scores in the 13th minute of a Sunday afternoon fixture, this trumps a goal by Salah in the 50th minute of a Saturday lunchtime fixture.

Hopefully we don't need to get into the nitty-gritty of the tie break too often because otherwise this is a very simple game.

 

Gameweek 1 Fixtures

We are starting with the Premier League, like last season. You have until next weekend (9 Aug - 11 Aug) to make your pick for Gameweek 1. If you want to wait until the transfers have been finalised, that's fine, I will tag anyone who hasn't made their submission later on next week. I'm not going to bother including the odds for matches this time around, so look them up yourself, or man up and go with your gut.

Liverpool vs Norwich

West Ham vs Man City

Bournemouth vs Sheff Utd

Burnley vs Southampton

Crystal Palace vs Everton

Watford vs Brighton

Tottenham vs Aston Villa

Leicester vs Wolves

Newcastle vs Arsenal

Man United vs Chelsea

Good luck folks! My pick for Gameweek 1 is Liverpool.

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City.

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Bournemouth 

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Tottenham.

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36 minutes ago, Stan said:

Bournemouth 

Ditto 

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Tottenham

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Sadly I am away in US for weeks 2 and 3 and would be eliminated, but if I am allowed I have Spurs for Week 1,  Arsenal for Week 2  and Wolves for week 3 it  just might be acceptable and keep my seat warm until September.  Whatever the decision best of luck to all!

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I'll go Bournemouth please if you'll have me!

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3 hours ago, SchalkeUK said:

Sadly I am away in US for weeks 2 and 3 and would be eliminated, but if I am allowed I have Spurs for Week 1,  Arsenal for Week 2  and Wolves for week 3 it  just might be acceptable and keep my seat warm until September.  Whatever the decision best of luck to all!

That's fine mate, I'll put those down for now. Feel free to change your week 2-3 picks at a later date if you get the chance and you survive that long.

2 hours ago, Pyfish said:

I'll go Bournemouth please if you'll have me!

Added you to the list, no problem.

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1 hour ago, RandoEFC said:

That's fine mate, I'll put those down for now. Feel free to change your week 2-3 picks at a later date if you get the chance and you survive that long.

Added you to the list, no problem.

He's white and going to America. He'll be fine. 

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He's white and going to America. He'll be fine.....

Starting in Canada - then ship to St Lawrence and down to NY and then to NC to see No 1 Daughter and if, by then I am still white, my missus will be unhappy and make me sit in the Raleigh heat until I join the rest of my local young friends and become part of the Bharatanatyam group:27_sunglasses:

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Liverpool 

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On 30/07/2019 at 23:35, Stan said:

Bournemouth 

 

On 31/07/2019 at 00:11, Batard said:

Ditto 

 

On 31/07/2019 at 00:18, Viva la FCB said:

Bournemouth for me as well.

 

On 31/07/2019 at 03:29, Mel81x said:

Bournemouth

 

On 31/07/2019 at 13:25, Pyfish said:

I'll go Bournemouth please if you'll have me!

Bournemouth immediately go on the ultra-thundercunt list.

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Spurs scared a solid handful of people as well today. One Wolves backer to come tomorrow, plus @JOSHBRFC who can still pick from one of tomorrow's three games if he still wants to take part.

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On 30/07/2019 at 23:35, Stan said:

Bournemouth 

 

On 31/07/2019 at 00:11, Batard said:

Ditto 

 

On 31/07/2019 at 00:18, Viva la FCB said:

Bournemouth for me as well.

 

On 31/07/2019 at 03:29, Mel81x said:

Bournemouth

 

On 31/07/2019 at 13:25, Pyfish said:

I'll go Bournemouth please if you'll have me!

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Results - Gameweek One

Okay folks, we're back, and despite a fairly predictable set of opening fixtures in the Premier League, we still have some competitors that have fallen at the first hurdle. Following a lack of good club-specific gifs available on the worldwide web compared to the excellent array that could be used for the World Cup last summer, this year will see the introduction of mega-cringe bad puns instead, some better than others, so enjoy!

 

Casualties (6)

The biggest collection of losers this week demonstrated a lack of match Sharp-ness in backing Bournemouth to defeat Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon. @Stan, @Batard, @Mel81x, @Viva la FCB and @Pyfish all turning out to be all Bournemouth and no trousers and don't even score a point in this round of the competition. They were joined on the sidelines by @Rucksackfranzose on Saturday afternoon, as a very tame pack of Wolves would have looked more at home in The Fox and the Hound, as Leicester and Wolves playfully tumbled into a goalless draw with a little bit of help from VAR.

Bad luck folks, you are out of this round of the LMS League, scoring 0 points. Look out for your notifications for the start of Round 2.

 

Survivors (14)

70% of our entrants have made it through the first week, stopping just short of the 70.1% possession Spurs enjoyed against Aston Villa who were very much the villains of the piece for @Dan, @SchalkeUK, @CaaC (John), @Teso dos Bichos, @Stick With Azeem and @Eco for much of Saturday evening's clash. A late flurry from Tottenham though, and this half dozen could breathe a sigh of relief and will look to continue Kaneing it (deal with it) into Gameweek Two. @DeadLinesman and @Bluewolf opted for the Early Bird special this week, opting to back Liverpool on Friday night along with @RandoEFC, @...Dan, @Lucas and @Storts. The European champions had Norwich beaten within 20 minutes, meaning that this bunch of entrants didn't have to face the embarrassment of bowing out before even seeing the first Saturday of the season, in a result almost as predictable as the inclusion of an old person joke in a Last Man Standing write-up. @nudge was the maverick of the week, opting for Manchester City who hammered the Hammers 5-0 in their own back yard, maintaining a small slice of diversity in the Last Man Person Standing stakes, delighting SJWs across the Twittersphere. Finally, don't forget @JOSHBRFC, who was so confident in his progress to the second gameweek, he left it until there were only three games to choose from to make his pick for an extra challenge. Josh has Aubameyang to thank for his safe passage through this week.

Congratulations on your survival folks. That's one point on the board and we're all joint top of the league! Make sure you recover from the hangover in time to make your picks for Gameweek Two.

 

Preview - Gameweek Two

Below are the fixtures for Gameweek Two. Remember you can't pick the same team again - I'm aware that @SchalkeUK made his picks for the next two weeks ahead of time. First kick off is Saturday lunchtime. Good luck!

Arsenal vs Burnley

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth

Brighton vs West Ham

Everton vs Watford

Norwich vs Newcastle

Southampton vs Liverpool

Man City vs Tottenham

Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace

Chelsea vs Leicester

Wolves vs Man United

My pick for Gameweek Two is Arsenal.

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