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Palm Utd gets hands on prize, Wade nears victory

Palm Utd gets hands on prize, Wade nears victory

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The end is nigh for the 2011/12 English Premier League season and, for the first time since 1999, the title will be decided on the last day.

The PPP/CTN Fantasy League, however, will almost certainly be anti-climactic in comparison, with the overall leader more or less assured of victory.

Brenda Wade, with her team AV Cambodia, takes a commanding 55-point lead into this weekend’s concluding round and should wrap up her second championship in three years come Sunday night.

Her son Mick won last year’s prize of a 3.5G iPad with his side Phnom Penh Villa and another iPad will likely be winging its way to the Wade clan next week courtesy of sponsors Cellcard.

The penultimate gameweek of the campaign was packed with drama, although with only two men managing to score more than once, the personal tallies were relatively low.

One brace-bagger was Man City’s marauding midfielder Yaya Toure, who was showered with praise from team-mates for his match-winning performance against Newcastle which earned him 15 fantasy points.

Sharing the MVP honours of the Dream team with Toure, and at nearly half the price, was Wigan’s Antolin Alcaraz.

The Paraguayan centre back netted a vital goal at Blackburn to guide his club to safety.

Arsenal’s captain fantastic Robin van Persie saw his double past Norwich fail to prove decisive in a bizarre 3-3 draw, but collected 13 more points toward his unrivalled total of 265 for the fantasy league season.

The gameweek 37 winner was Thearith Chea with his side Palm Utd on 79 points.

Thearith’s team included Van Persie as captain and fellow Dream teamers Martin Petrov of Bolton (12) and Anton Ferdinand (10).

Thearith will pick up an internet dongle and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

The remaining round will be dominated by the Manchester matches, as well as the race for Champions League places and the QPR/Bolton survival battle, but all ties will provide fantasy points for attentive managers.

Transfer deadline is 5:30pm Cambodian time on Sunday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at [email protected]

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