Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Colin Brown crowned, Lundy lands last loot

Colin Brown crowned, Lundy lands last loot

Colin Brown crowned, Lundy lands last loot

So that’s all folks. The CTN/PPP/CTN Fantasy League is over for another season and, as widely expected, Colin Brown’s Scooter City FC is the overall winner, collecting a 3.5G iPad, SIM card and T-shirt as his prize from sponsors Cellcard.

Colin’s impressive run this year saw him finish 240th out of over 2.6 million competitors worldwide, and his total of 2,350 points was comfortably enough to finish top of our league standings.

Jim Elliot’s El Capitan sprung up to second on 2,263 with a strong closing round, while Torres Seng’s The Whites FC completed the podium with 2,247.

Other managers making the top 10, which earn an invitation to Cellcard’s end of season party dinner, include Matt Cullis’ PPFC on 2,246, Glenn Press’ Walkabout Jokers on 2,234, Kevin O’Reilly’s heebie-jeebies on 2,205, Sir Tivea Khmer’s BEE UNITED on 2,198, Steve Longley’s O Quebecois on 2,178, Bun Kheang’s Black Diamond FC on 2,176, and Vann Daravy’s Daravy Sporting Club on 2,169.

The date and venue of the party will be announced soon.

Meanwhile, the winner of our remaining gameweek was Hong Lundy with his side TheCornerGold.

Lundy’s superior tally of 91 points was thanks to his remarkable transfer of West Ham’s Kevin Nolan, brought in for the final round and given the captain’s armband to amass 38 points for TheCornerGold.

Nolan hammered a hat-trick past a hapless Reading to assume the Most Valuable Player title of the week.

Lundy also cashed in on another treble-scoring talent, Romelu Lukaku of West Brom, for 16 points.

All other managers can do is reflect on a season of thrills and spills, inspirational signings and stupid switches, wise skipper picks and the occasional negative-points performance.

The overall Dream team had Robin van Persie at the helm once again, this time with championship-winning Man United who benefited well from the Dutchman striker’s peerless 26-goal and 15-assist campaign.

Next closest to Van Persie’s 262 fantasy points was Player of the Year Gareth Bale of Tottenham on 249 via his 21 strikes from midfield.

Chelsea’s Juan Mata and Liverpool’s Luiz Suarez shared third place on 212 points each.

So hats off to all our weekly winners and new champion Colin Brown. We hope to welcome even more Fantasy League managers when the next Premier League season kicks off on August 17.


  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,