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Season XVIII - 2012/13
FINAL TABLE
posteam nameManager£ Final Squad CostWeekly Averagetransfers£ prize moneytotal points
01AC Spartak CheeseMichael Lucchesi85.339.721100.001350
02FC Where's ChristineNick Jermy41.439.51350.001343
03Wheeler Dealers Newco AFCAdam Walters54.737.11835.001260
04Inter Yourmum FcEd McNamara64.237.01525.001257
05[Insert Team Name Here]James Roberts27.335.821-1217
06Perdoc ByzeusthiansQuentin Baynes57.935.47-1202
07Jolly RogersRob Dale35.735.415-1202
08Getting My Butt Kicked!Lawrence Baynes71.134.49-1169
09Just The TipAdam Patterson56.233.46-1137
10Paris Saint-MagicmenMatthew Jermy47.133.022-1123
11RegisRoss Peggs41.332.513-1105
12Newco ChristineMartin Edwards55.432.315-1097
SEASON HONOURS
SFP CHAMPION
AC Spartak Cheese
Michael Lucchesi
SFP CHAMPION
WINNINGS
100
SFP CUP
AC Spartak Cheese
Michael Lucchesi
SFP CUP
4:2
VS
Jolly Rogers
WINNINGS
40
5ASIDE CUP
AC Spartak Cheese
Michael Lucchesi
5ASIDE CUP
10:2
VS
Regis
WINNINGS
25
FFA CUP
Getting My Butt Kicked
Lawrence Baynes
FFA CUP
WINNINGS
N/A
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2012/13 ranks as quite possibly the best sfp title race and season of all time. From an auction that featured a video link to Canada, to a title race that ran to the very last few minutes of the last day, it had it all.

Reason one was the advancements in mobile technology. This season, like no other, each manager could pick their team 24/7 via text, tweet or email and from all over the country - indeed the world, from Italy, the Maldives, Kenya and Thailand. Such availability and dedication produced one of the tightest leagues, from top to bottom.

Reason two has to be the way it came down to the last 13 minutes of the season. Admittedly, had Michael played his strongest side each week then he'd have wrapped it all up with a month ago. But because he wanted that treble, and the gamble paid off, this will now go down in history as being possibly the 2nd tightest title race on record. The 200506 season was possibly closer, as James Roberts and Adam Walters stood toe to toe on the last day, level on points and Roberts went on to win the championship by the same 7 point margin as this year. Being level on the last day is perhaps a tighter race than being 27 points apart. However, some might argue that being level with 13 minutes to go is tighter still.

On the final afternoon, ten minutes into the second half of the Newcastle V Arsenal game FCWC scored a goal through Koscielney which brought them within just 10 points of AC Spartak. More incredibly, in a manic 26 minutes the teams would be level on 1340 points, after Lambert scored for FCWC, meaning Begovic and Cameron lost their clean sheets, but at the same time AC Spartak shifted -6 points as West Ham and West Brom conceded two each, and with Spartak having two WBA defenders.

So with 77 mins on the clock and just 13 minutes left of the season, the sfps top two were level, before Berbatov and then finally Bale fired Spartak to their second sfp title. Aaron Lennon got an assist for FCWC, but it wouldn't be enough for Jermy Junior to retain the title.

A stunned Lucchesi said this to FC Where's Christine manager, and defending sfp champion Nick Jermy:

"If it really is to be believed, that my wildest fantasy dreams have come true, then I extend a warm and sincere handshake. It has been one hell of a season and one that along with everything else that life has conjured up brings a real sense of joy and a tear to my eye. What a finale, what a game football is. Can't even begin to think of next year yet. I want to enjoy this! 7 points! Put it there son.”

Michael concluded the season as the third manager to collect a domestic treble, with a 4:2 win against Rob Dale in the SFP Cup, and a 10:2 win against Ross in the 5ASide Cup.

SEASON STATS
Number Of Teams
12
Budget
50
Plus Bonus
£25m
Squad Size
16
Auction Venue
Nick's Garden,
Norwich
Web Site
Yes
Entry Fee
25.00
Prize Fund
1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £35, 4th £25
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PLUS PTS - all players
+2 pts for starting apperance
+1 pt for substitute 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
+2 pts for a part match clean sheet
+5 pts for a penalty save

MINUS PTS - all players
-2 pts for missing a penalty
-3 pts for an own goal
-1 pts for being booked
-3 pts for being sent off

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

TOP SCORER
Van Persie
246 points
Most Points In A Week
86
Most Points In A Week
FC Where's Christine
Most Consecutive Wks top
25
Most Consecutive Wks top
FC Where's Christine
Most Expensive at Auction
18.1 Podolski
Most Expensive at Auction
FC Where's Christine
Most Expensive in Season
29.0 Cazorla
Most Expensive in Season
Lawrence Baynes
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SQUAD STATS
AC Spartak Cheese
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
1GKLindergaardMUN0.716
2DFAzpiliceataCHE0.160
3DFShottonSTO0.029
4DFZabaletaMCY12.034
5DFMcauleyWBA0.050
6MDSilvaMCY8.0121
7MDMataCHE10.5171
8MDBaleTOT13.0182
9FDCrouchSTO0.456
10FDRemyQPR19.949
11FDBerbatovFUL11.1141
12DFReidWHM0.023
13GKFosterWBA3.035
14MDKagawaMUN4.630
15MDMichuSWA0.0128
16FDBentekeAVL2.090
      
      
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
1FDSharpSOT0.01
2DFShoreyREA0.00
3GKMccarthyREA00
4DFMariappaREA0.00
5GKFedericiREA0.01
6DFGorkssREA0.00
7DFGunterREA0.01
8DFPearceREA0.01
9DFBosingwaQPR0.00
10FDGervinhoARS0.417
11DFNaughtonTOT2.20
12DFDemelWHM1.116
13FDSturridgeCHE0.00
14DFGallasTOT2.128
15DFMaiconMCY014
16GKCesarQPR0.58
17DFShottonSTO00
18FDCarrollWHM0.00
NO.POSPLAYERTEAM£COSTPTS
19DFReidWHM2.140
20DFNaughtonTOT0.08
Points from Defence
Most £m Spend
19.9
Remy
Total Spend
93.7
Points from Midfield
Points from Forwards
Weekly Average
39.7
Transfers
21
TOP SCORER
Bale
182
SEASON FORM
SFP CUP 2013 DRAW
AUCTION 2012 Michael skypes from canada
CLICK HERE TO READ MICHAEL FROM A CANADIAN BUS
[18:07:22] Heather and Nick: Hi bernabovisconti! Iíd like to add you on Skype. Heather and Nick
[18:08:08] Heather and Nick: We're hooked up, we've done a small test, and doesn't seem to bad
[18:30:45] Michael & Danielle: Michael & Danielle has shared contact details with Heather and Nick.
[18:30:53] Michael & Danielle: Word!
[18:30:57] Michael & Danielle: Is this working?
[18:31:19] Michael & Danielle: I'm sat on a bus and I am not sure if I am getting WIFI on my bus or just mooching off the bus next door.
[18:32:03] Michael & Danielle: Matt has my notes if I don't make it online!
[18:32:08] Michael & Danielle: This would be amazing if this works
[18:32:53] Heather and Nick: I'm just printing some sheets out, then going back outside. Me (Nick) Ross Walts Martin and Robbo are here at the moment. Will try ringing shortly. Message received though!
[18:33:09] Michael & Danielle: I say stick with messaging!
[18:33:27] Michael & Danielle: I'm about two minutes away from finding out if my internet connection will hold.
[18:33:37] Michael & Danielle: If not then I'll hop online when I arrive - 2 hours to Toronto!
[18:45:51] Michael & Danielle: AMAZING WIFI IS HOLDING.
[18:45:56] Michael & Danielle: Let's get cracking!
[18:58:17] Michael & Danielle: I feel like the guy who upates the BBC sport site, I'm already looking for filler as we get closer to kick off.
[19:05:56] Heather and Nick: Ha! BBQ's firing away here. Apologies for lack of responses, just eating wings!
[19:06:18] Heather and Nick: Are you online? Keeps saying you are, then not
[19:09:11] Michael & Danielle: You guys still there?
[19:09:19] Michael & Danielle: Any idea on when things are getting going?
[19:09:34] Michael & Danielle: Ahh
[19:09:35] Michael & Danielle: My connection could be shoddy.
[19:09:42] Michael & Danielle: I am here... hopefully
[19:10:07] Michael & Danielle: Less wings more bidding.
[19:11:57] Michael & Danielle: Are you still there?
[19:16:38] Heather and Nick: Just done the presenting of the trophy....to me. We are still here, again, you keep coming and going.
[19:17:04] Heather and Nick: As soon as you think you're online, try video calling
[19:18:29] Heather and Nick: Goal Keepers- any one in particular?
[19:18:50] Michael & Danielle: OK, think wireless is dying here, going to try google chat.
[19:21:22] Michael & Danielle: Facebook is also a possible option? I could sign in as my girlfriend - Danielle Alder
[19:24:39] Michael & Danielle: Any better?
[19:24:43] Michael & Danielle: Any news?
[19:24:50] Michael & Danielle: Nick?
[19:26:41] *** Call to Michael & Danielle, duration 00:20. ***
[19:27:04] Michael & Danielle: Not sure if I can really call... I am sat on a bus with a lot of people around.
[19:27:08] Michael & Danielle: Is chat not working?
[19:32:23] Heather and Nick: Lets try google chat. I'm online
[19:34:37] Michael & Danielle: I am about an hour away from Toronto. All of my early enthusiasm has been cut by the shitty connection. I will keep plugging away at skype as google and facebook are not options. This is the core stategy for defence and goal keepers. Just get the minimums and spend 0.0mill. 5mill for whole of defence at the most but 5 starters!
[19:34:42] Heather and Nick: How do you do google chat?!
[19:34:55] Michael & Danielle: Matt knows about my Midfield ambitions, Mata, Silva, Bale Kagawa!
[19:45:00] Michael & Danielle: Sweet! Keep me in loop.
[19:45:32] Michael & Danielle: Interested in only one keeper for now, Think Villa, Reading, OPR, Southampton, Sunderland Trying to get a complete defence for 0.0mill
[19:47:21] Michael & Danielle: In order of preference
[19:48:58] Michael & Danielle: Howard, Sorenson, Green, Mignolet, Al-Habsi, Federici, Davis, Foster... Emphasis is on super cheap starters.
[19:54:13] Michael & Danielle: CHECK YOUR GMAIL, might be more realiable
[19:58:50] *** Call to Michael & Danielle, no answer. ***
[20:05:09] Michael & Danielle: I am trying a different wifi now, might be robbing it from a fellow passenger?
[20:05:14] Michael & Danielle: Are we go?
[20:05:51] Michael & Danielle: What is the latest on GKs, who got the big 4?
[20:08:03] *** Call to Michael & Danielle, duration 02:35. ***
[20:12:18] Heather and Nick: Hi Mike, Matt here - I've decided to go with the Reading defence to try and get them all for free, then hopefully when you are able to skype in, you'll still have all your money to spend? Sound Okay?
[20:13:09] Heather and Nick: So far you've got both Reading keepers for FREE ...
[20:15:43] Heather and Nick: I've taken the Skype seat from NIck, so will keep you posted from now on. Try the Skype thing whenyou're at your destination.
[20:48:39] Heather and Nick: All yours, Silva 8mil, Mata 10.5mil, Bale 13.5mil
[20:53:42] *** Call from Michael & Danielle, duration 39:50. ***
[21:35:02] *** Call to Michael & Danielle, duration 10:53. *** [21:46:59] *** Call from Michael & Danielle, duration 38:50. ***
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