Monday, 11 November 2013

The Rearview Mirror: GW11 FPL Wrap-Up

FPL GW11: Remembrance Day Weekend
Being a sentimentalist, GW11, at its very core, should be remembered for the tradition it honors so proudly and touchingly.  Sporting pursuits have long mirrored and reinforced cultural traditions of the society within which they operate, and the communal, national identity that is so strongly expressed through English football holds nothing back in the annual tradition of Remembrance Day.  The spine-tingling roar of the crowd is eclipsed only by the minute of remembrance and deafening silence of respect and honor that precedes it.  Pure class.
Amidst the tradition of honor and respect on display in such a touching way, there were 10 EPL fixtures to be played as well and I am happy to summarize them for you in today's article.  In all honesty, weekly reviews are my favorite.  I have found that describing what's happened during a specific gameweek is infinitely easier (and recently much more fun) than attempting to predict what will happen before it starts.  In a format I hope you enjoy and have become comfortable with, I will give you 3 headlines for each fixture, as well as dish out some important FPL related updates.  
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Cardiff City
Bacuna dazzles with another amazing free kick in 76' to break the stalemate
Kozak converts from Lowton to double the Villa lead
Guzan and Co. notch another cleanie!
Top FPL points distributed to: Bacuna (11), Kozak (8), Vlaar (7), Guzan (7)
Chelsea 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
Eto'o capitalizes on awful Ridgwell mistake to open scoring
Shane Long equalizes before Cech gifts Sessegnon a 2nd
Andre Marriner requests hate mail and Hazard converts PK to save Mou and CFC
FPL treats claimed by Hazard (13), Sessegnon (8), Eto'o (7)
Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Everton
Barkley begins to lose FPL cred - starts on bench again
Dikgacoi amazingly turns impressive Thomas cross BACKWARDS - wtf!
Jagielka sends cross-goal header off bar in 77th but no goals here today
Boring goalless draw FPL pts to Jagielka (9), Baines, Coleman, Moxey (8)
Liverpool 4 - 0 Fulham
Amorebieta unintentionally turns Gerrard free kick into own net
Skrtel attacks Gerrard corner with abandon to double lead
The Luis Suarez Experience notches 2 more in 4-0 rout by home side (Chief's #HotPick)
Super duper FPL points for Suarez (16), Skrtel (13), Gerrard (11)
Southampton 4 - 1 Hull City
Schneiderlin converts Lambert assist in 16th to go up 1-0
Lallana draws PK for Lambert then provides stunner of his own
Wanyama gifts Hull and throws away CS before Clyne to S Davis ends scoring
FPL goodness for Lambert (15), Lallana (12), Sagbo (7)
Norwich 3 - 1 West Ham
Nolan to Morrison in 32nd before Hooper PK equalizes in 53rd
Howson (Walt's #JackInTheBox) rattles post in 71st
Snodgrass gem puts home side ahead before Fer slams door shut in 93rd
Pointus Maximus for Snodgrass (10), Hooper (9), Elmander, Morrison (8)
Tottenham 0 - 1 Newcastle
Remy puts visitors ahead and makes Levy frown from the rich seats
Krul keeps Newcastle ahead (with a little help from post)
Newcastle notch back to back victories over Chelsea and Tottenham (impressive)
Happy FPL managers (not me) had Krul (13), Remy (8), Williamson (7)
Sunderland 1 - 0 Manchester City
 One defender feeds another - Wes Brown to Bardsley 21st min
Aguero et al - great chances throughout but nothing doing (including Matej's #CalledIt Nasri)
This Sunderland-City curse is for real!
Big FPL pointage for Bardsley (15) - wish I had him!, Brown (11), Mannone (8)
Manchester United 1 - 0 Arsenal
Old Arsenal hero / new Arsenal nemesis RVP puts Utd up 1-0
Szczesny-Jones and DeGea-Vidic collide in separate incidents
Ramsey doesn't score - WHAT!?!
RVP (9), Evra (8), DeGea, Smalling, Evans (6)
Swansea City 3 - 3 Stoke City
Walters unknowingly starts GoalFest in 8th min from Crouch assist
Crouch to Ireland, Bony from DeGuzman, and Dyer levels at 2-2
Shelvey to Bony and very late PK to Stoke leaves things level 3-3
Wish I had Bony (13), Crouch (9), Walters, Ireland, DeGuzman (7)
Well, there you have it; GW11 in a nutshell.  All of us at Fantasy Premier League Hints wish you an enjoyable international break and thank you for taking the time to visit this blog. Please take note of the paragraph below and vote for Fantasy Premier League Hints in the FBAs if you have not yet voted in the final round.
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