If you thought Friday's team news was shady...

...Saturday's wrap-up isn't any better. So why exactly did Milner miss Villa's match with Rovers (whom I dropped at the last minute for Steed Malbranque, not that the pts will be any better)? Was it:
Rovers dreaming of Champions League
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 53 minutes ago
... A pre-match injury sustained by James Milner should have disrupted Villa's plans, but his last-minute replacement, Luke Moore, injected pace into a line-up ...
Rovers Maintain Euro Bid
4TheGame, UK - 4 hours ago
... Olof Mellberg returned from suspension for the visitors, but David O'Leary was forced into a last-minute change after James Milner failed to shake off a virus ...
Blackburn v Aston Villa
Sportinglife.com, UK - 5 hours ago
... With James Milner a late withdrawal with stomach cramps, Luke Moore stepped into the breach.Villa, with a place in the club history books in their sights ...
My guess... he was abducted by vampiric aliens allied with the Loch Ness monster who have Hitler's brain implanted in Elvis' body.


  1. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Gary Neville's doing well.

    45:00 (1:59)
    Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Gary Neville (Man Utd).

    does he get 2 points for that BS? ;)

    also, do blocked shots count as SOT's? ronaldo had a shot and it was blocked by babayaro. does this count as a SOT? or does it have to be saved by the keeper to be a SOT?

  2. Chris O.10:28 AM

    That also seems to be what happened to Downing several weeks ago.

  3. anyone know if downing is still alive? i have him for like ages!

  4. Anonymous12:13 PM

    get rid of downing.

    also, this is to neal and jeremy. what happened to monday morning manager. i used to enjoy reading that.

    also, i think you should have a weekly post on which players to get before the update. on friday you're going to give advice on what team to get, but most of the players in that team's price is going to increase a lot. eg. this week beattie, henry, darren bent, rooney's prices have all increased loads and most people won't be able to afford them if they haven't bought them preupdate

  5. The Manager is on hols until his job and his daughter conspire to return his attention span.

    But thanks for the kind words.

  6. As for Downing (see, I can't even remember the 2 things I wanted to say) it seems like Mclaren is bagging the league - I know, hasn't he been doing that all year - to focus on the UEFA and FA cups. Good for him if he thinks they can get back into Europe that way. But it's a shame for the the league.. and for fantasy managers sitting on Downing.

  7. ridiculous. after dominating the match, arsenal conceded a garcia goal. bad for me coz:
    1) im an arsenal fan!; and

  8. Woops. Gerrard.. GREAT PASS, assisted an Henry-goal. 2-1!

    Great news too if you don't have Alonso. Red-carded!

    Garcia on a yellow now!

  9. Anonymous6:18 PM

    alonso scores 3.5pts! yes! at least i no i made a gd choice by picking him and was unluky for him 2 get sent off. cooda got 15-20 pts out of him this week. just a bit unluky

  10. Chris O.7:20 PM

    Brutal week for me so far -- only real points have been out of Ronaldo, and I was thinking about dropping him for Malbranque. So there's one good decision.

    Good call on Middlesbrough by the way, they are officially dead to fantasy managers now.

  11. I'm with you - I'm having a TERRIBLE week. Jeremy was good enough to let me back in the race at the top of our league last week by trading off of Samaras at the last moment.

    Because I'm such a nice guy, I returned the favor by going from Camara/Hyypia to Barton/Finnan at the last moment because I was worried that Hyypia might be kept out by his injury. Oops.

  12. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Is Silvestre injured?

    Might be a good time to pick up Evra.

  13. I am preparing for the 2-game week already! Rooney in (gaining +3 before it went up), Ronaldo from last week, and O'Shea. More later I'm sure.

    At the meantime, IS ALONSO SUSPENDED for Fulham match in midweek?

  14. Anonymous8:45 AM

    yes. alonso is suspended.

    i decided to drop rooney, beattie and nolan just so that i could fit henry into my team. i thought that hopefully rooney's price will drop a bit vs west brom and i'll buy him then. i hope i made the right choice by going for henry this week. it has completely messed up my team. i have ronaldo though who is a king! 4 sot's this week incredible! also got evra. he scored 12 points in 45 mins. that's crazy. he could have scored 20 in the whole game. hope silvestre doesn't return.