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Fantasy Football update

30 October 2013

Contrasting stories for two of our teams

Anybody who has Liverpool’sLuis Suárezin their side as skipper will have benefited greatly from the Uruguayan’s hat-trick scored against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

Just ask Aaron Forrester –Suárezcertainly did the business for him with his 34 points helping Cuban Craft Riders to a huge 102 points last weekend.

and just shows what you can do if you have a little bit of luck on your side – not that the selection of  in the Port Vale Fantasy Football Challenge rdThat tally has helped Aaron’s side up to 173Suárezwas lucky in any way, that was a stroke of genius (I have him too!)

Let’s have a look at Aaron’s team then. In goal he has plumped forWojciech Szczesny (7 points), his back four consists of Per Mertesacker (9), Winston Reid (6), Robert Huth (0), and Steven Caulker (9).

In midfield is David Silva (2), Hatem Ben Arfa (5) and Aaron Ramsey (6), but as we have pointed out on more than one occasion, the BIG points generally come from your forward line – so who has Aaron selected?

Wayne Rooney gets him 12 points, and as we pointed out earlier Luis Suárez earned a big 34 points and Rickie Lambert added a further 12. Aaron’s forward line alone amassed an enviable 58 points.

At the other end of the scale – well, almost, ‘valiants dream’ were NOT the lowest scoreres this week, but we have decided to feature them.

Andy Taylor’s side could only muster 26 points and his team are in the lower echelons of the league. If only he had selected Luis Suárez and made him captain, instead of Christian Benteke, he would have more than doubled his score this week.

Let’s have a look at his team then – in goal he has gone for Asmir Begovic (1 point), in defence he has Ashley Williams (9), Phil Jagielka (6), Gary Cahill (2) and Erik Pieters (4).

Not too bad so far, I can almost hear you saying, but his remaining six players only managed four points between them. His midfield are Jack Wilshere who perhaps surprisingly only managed 1 point, Jesús Navas (1) and Charlie Adam (1).

Up top, Swansea’s Wilfried Bony managed a single point, whilst Arouna Koné and Christian Benteke both registered big fat ‘duck eggs’.

Throughout the season we will feature random teams in the matchday programme and occasionally on the club’s website www.port-vale.co.uk, so keep an eye out, you may well get a mention.


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