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Season IX - 2003/04
FINAL TABLE
posteam nameManager£ Final Squad CostWeekly Averagetransfers£ prize moneytotal points
01Walters Wheeler DealersAdam Walters127.532.52175.001169
02Magicmen with a Twist of LemonMatthew Jermy62.829.41540.001058
03Butt KickersLawrence Baynes93.128.31525.001018
04Munsen F.C.Scott Pritchard68.826.52322.50955
05Eli's TeamMatthew Earl66.326.39 945
06DanielJames Roberts42.025.825 928
07Moria Stewart's Barmy ArmyRoss Peggs107.025.712 926
08Fuzzy DucksNick Jermy96.324.319 873
09Dynamo AllstarsMartin Edwards70.124.210 870
10R.I.P.M.V.F.Richie Powell65.223.87 857
11Crackers RebornPeter Crockford67.022.46 806
12Spartak Cheese The RebirthMichael Lucchesi72.518.636 671
13Jim Bowen's Bully BoysAdam Pritchard80.618.635 670
SEASON HONOURS
SFP CHAMPION
Walters Wheeler Dealers
Adam Walters
SFP CHAMPION
WINNINGS
75
SFP CUP
Moria Stewart's Barmy Army
Ross Peggs
SFP CUP
1:0
VS
Munsen F.C.
WINNINGS
30
5ASIDE CUP
Walters Wheeler Dealers
Adam Walters
5ASIDE CUP
X:X
VS
Spartak Cheese The Rebirth
WINNINGS
25
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SEASON STORY

The 2003/04 auction took place in the beer garden of the Green Dragon, Bungay.

The previous ten managers were joined by three more, in the form of ex-managers Michael Lucchesi and Matthew Earl, along with SFP debutant Adam Walters, the 1998 FF World Cup winner.

Adam Walters put his stamp on the league right from the start, shelling out £28.2m for Thierry Henry, only for Richie Powell to trump him with a then auction record £30.0m for Michael Owen.

The league started with Martin reaching the dizzy heights of top spot for the opening 7 weeks, before Ross took over for the next month or two. By week 19, the number one spot had changed hands again as Matthew Jermy had a 4 week stint. Finally, by the half way point, Adam Walters topped the pile and remained so until the end to claim his first SFP title in his debut season.

In between all of this, the SFP transfer record was smashed by Ross Peggs, when he shelled out £55.2m for Nicolas Anelka. Ross raised part of the cash by selling Mutu to Michael for £37.0m, and then bought Anelka from Adam Walters for £50m cash plus Juninho, whom he’d paid £5.2m for earlier in the season.

In the SFP Cup, Ross Peggs made up for the previous years final disappointment by beating Scott Pritchard 1:0. And Walters finished off a double winning debut with a 5Aside Cup victory against Michael Lucchesi.

Walter’s was understandably chuffed:

What a debut season! Things really couldn't have gone much better for us and the players have performed superbly all season. Their consistency, effort and passion has shone throughout and now they have achieved the ultimate reward, the title. Im delighted for all of them! As for the cup, that was the icing on the cake!

As for the key to our success, its simple. We have modelled ourselves on the mighty Canaries, and I’m sure others will now do the same. There are no superstars, we all work as a team. This was part of the reason behind the sale of Henry, the man had outgrown the club and needed a new challenge, and had he stayed I feel he could have affected team spirit. As it was, we found him the ideal club in Munsen FC who really are going places, and are sure to be among the favourites next season.

We have been top of the league since christmas and nobody has got near us since! For me that says it all, we are the best, we've set the standards, and now we must continue to overachieve in order to stay ahead of the rest.

Before we sign off for a well earned break and a tour to Malaysia, Wheelers would like to pay tribute to a few teams who have helped aid their success. Jim Bowen's lot have been an absolute pleasure to deal with, as have Munsen FC. However the biggest thankyou has to go to Moira Stewart, who showed the SFP exactly how NOT to do business, Anelka for Juninho and £50m...ta very much!! Bring on next season!

SEASON STATS
Number Of Teams
13
Budget
50
Plus Bonus
£20m
Squad Size
16
Auction Venue
Green Dragon,
Norwich
Web Site
Yes
Entry Fee
20.00
Prize Fund
1st £75, 2nd £40, 3rd £25, 4th £22.50
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PLUS PTS - all players
+2 pts for 90 minutes
+1 pt for sub/part appearance
+3 pts for a key contribution
+5 pts for scoring a goal

PLUS PTS - def/gk only
+4 pts for a full match clean sheet

MINUS PTS - all players
-2 pts for being booked
-5 pts for being sent off

MINUS PTS - def/gk only
-1 pt for each goal conceded

MOST EXPENSIVE IN SEASON
55.2 Anelka
Ross Peggs
Most Points In A Week
112
Most Points In A Week
Walters Wheeler Dealers
Most Consecutive Wks top
21
Most Consecutive Wks top
Walters Wheeler Dealers
Most Expensive at Auction
30.0 Owen
Most Expensive at Auction
Richie Powell
LEAGUE TOP SCORER
Henry
257 points
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SQUAD STATS
Walters Wheeler Dealers
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
1GKLehmannARS3.2106
2DFSouthgateMID1.863
3DFCampoBOL-14
4DFFinnanLIV0.930
5DFLloyd SamuelAVL-67
6FDDefoeTOT30.034
7MDRobertNEW2.184
8DFBridgeCHE2.156
9FDAngelAVL3.075
10MDGerrardLIV10.045
11DFA HughesNEW6.09
12FDHasslebainkCHE35.022
13FDVan NistelrooyARS27.845
14MDHitzlspergerAVL-18
15MDJuninihoMID4.638
16MDDyerNEW1.013
      
      
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
1MDPoyetTOT0.10
2FDBarmbyLEE0.10
3DFWatsonEVE0.023
4FDPhillipsSOU4.617
5DFZiegeTOT0.10
6MDThompsonBOL0.312
7FDWanchopeMCY0.00
8FDBartlettCHA0.18
9FDAllbackAVL2.54
10MDBowyerNEW0.00
11DFBabbelBLA0.0-2
12FDHenryARS27.8127
13DFStubbsEVE0.015
14FDAnelkaMCY4.643
15DFHreidarssonCHA0.147
16MDT SinclairMCY2.122
17MDGerrardLIV0.018
18FDPaharsSOU0.00
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
19MDBergerPOR0.466
20FDD FergusonEVE0.00
21DFMellbergAVL0.250
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
Points from Defence
Most £m Spend
35.0
Hasslebaink
Total Spend
170.5
Points from Midfield
Points from Forwards
Weekly Average
32.5
Transfers
21
TOP SCORER
Henry
127
SEASON FORM
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