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Samneang grabs the crown at year’s end

With the season close fast approaching, some unlikely heroes emerged from gameweek 32 of the PPP/CTN Fantasy League. Aston Villa’s latest saviour James Collins grabbed the gamebreaking goal against Newcastle to chalk up 15 points. West Brom’s sensational striker Peter Odemwingie bagged one and set up two more to also muster 15 points for fantasy managers.

Bolton’s Daniel Sturridge proved excellent value for money with a brace to earn 13 points, while Andy Carroll showed why Liverpool splashed so much cash in January with his own double for 13 points as well.

Red Devils’ midfield dynamos Nani and Antonio Valencia were also Dream team picks on 11 points a piece, as was former Man United stalwart Phil Neville who now captains Everton.

The Year of the Tiger concludes with the weekly prize clawing its way to Sok Samneang with his side Phnom Penh Crown. If only the reigning Metfone C-League champions could afford to employ such inspired individuals as Robin van Persie – whom Samneang placed as skipper for 24 points – or Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic (10 points).  

Samneang’s well balanced squad amassed 85 points to collect the US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

The Year of the Rabbit hops off with nine nibbling fixtures over the next week, with both Chelsea and Arsenal facing double headers. Chelsea have by far the easier of match-ups, with the Gunners coming up against the mights of Liverpool and Tottenham.

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