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The Wades hold sway in fantasy league gameweek

The Wades hold sway in fantasy league gameweek


The improving condition of heart-attack victim Fabrice Muamba of Bolton was in everyone’s minds from the middle of Gameweek 29, but there was still joy to be had in the PPP/CTN Fantasy League.


Two marauding midfielders were the star picks of the Dream team, and some familiar names grabbed the spotlight in the fantasy managers’ competition.

Swansea’s Icelandic centre half Gylfi Sigurdsson, who was loaned to the Welsh club by German side Hoffenheim during the January transfers window, has been a sensation and notched 16 points thanks to his brace and clean sheet against a flustered Fulham.

Sigurdsson’s sweet score was matched by Man United’s Antonio Valencia with a double of assists, goal and clean sheet against woeful Wolves.

Arsenal’s in-form Belgian fullback Thomas Vermaelen, meanwhile, contributed 15 points to the cause via his decisive strike at Everton.   

Gameweek 29 was also a reminder of the dominance the Wade clan have enjoyed over our Fantasy League.

Reigning champion Mick Wade, with his team Phnom Penh Villa, and Brenda Wade’s side AV Cambodia, which won the previous year, took a spectacular one-two last week to boost both their chances of claiming yet another title.

Mick’s squad edged his mother team by seven points with a total of 77 to collect the weekly spoils of an internet dongle or a US$20 phone voucher, along with a T-shirt from sponsor Cellcard.

The inclusions of Dream teamers Sigurdsson and Man United’s Jonathan Evans (13 points) as well as a captain choice of Wayne Rooney for 10 points lifted Phnom Penh Villa to the summit.

But Brenda’s outfit currently sits atop the overall table on 1,768 points, a commanding 45 ahead of Steve Longley’s O Canada.

Gameweek 30 is already upon us, and will conclude tonight when reigning champions and title favourites Man United welcome Fulham.

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


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