Well FFUKERS – I have the pleasure of writing this weeks review for GW10 – “Fog on the Tyne”. . I would like to talk about the new Saudi owned sensation and my personal favourite set of away fans – the Geordies, who picked up an impressive 5-1 victory over Brentford! Therefore, My song choice this week is “Fog on the Tyne“, not really because I love the song or have any ingenious/tedious links (or that I even proclaim to understand the Lyrics…) but, I can’t help enjoying the pride on Gazza’s face in the video, he’s full of life and at the top of his game in this vid and hopefully the rise of the Geordies is enough for Gazza to be happy and celebrate (but not too much!!!). I’m confident this will also be a song that you will find yourself singing tonight whilst sat watching TV!

Sittin’ in a sleazy snack-bar, stuffin sickly sausage rolls

In a dirty old town on the back of the Tyne setting my sights on goal

It’s plain to see, it’s black and white,This Geordie boy’s gonna do alright

Gonna make you dance, gonna make you sing.

Those Geordie boys do anything

Tell it like it is, today will take the time to tell you what the

night might bring, They spur you on in London town when you

hear those Geordies sing

The fog on the Tyne is all mine, all mine The fog on the Tyne

In my opinion, Newcastle look the most likely of the chasing “smaller clubs” to challenge for a Europe spot. “Shirley” Newcastle are everyone’s favourite to finish strongly this year and knock off one of the “old guard” from the Europe spots. The likes of West Ham, Leicester and Wolves look more like bottom 8 than top 8 at this stage of the season. I would “LOVE IT!” if we saw the Geordies back in Europe. They look to be a club that has all the makings of the “next Man City” with a wealth of financial backing, a great stadium & loyal supporters with a manager in Eddie Howe, who is simply-brilliant! Isn’t he….Marvellous! The Geordies have their new recruitment showing early dividends (Bruno Guimaraes 18 points – £5.6M, Trippier, Burn) – who have been bang on, whilst getting the best out of older legacy players (Almiron & Joelinton are flying!) – The “fog on the Tyne” is clearly lifting and the sky is bright in Geordie Land!

As a known Liverpool fan it would be silly of me to dismiss my teams terrible performance in the 22/23 Season so far (just 10 points from 10 games! ffukmylife!). I could talk about the absence of a clear penalty for handball – and subsequent reasoning from Referee’s that they are not to give “soft penalties” well, FFUK me…we couldn’t have a more contrasting set of circumstances for the clear handball then a soft penalty on a challenge from Saka by Thiago. “Like my Murphy’s – I’m not bitter” as we were average at best, but VAR once again played its part with an onside that was “offside” (Saka) to add further salt to the wounds. It appears that VAR continues to raise content for discussion which we don’t see in any other sport with video assisted replays. VAR for me is still subjective and decisions are made without a clear set of consistent guidelines. One day, I hope we can just get it right!

I’m also pleased that I didn’t have to write a review raving on about how amazing Man City’s new Toy is. The “Norwegian Meat Shield”, aka Haaland has clearly peaked with just a single goal against Southampton – 6 points…what a Loser!

Team of the week

lloris (£5.5) picks up a double digit haul after his Cleanie against Brighton as Spurs beat a rugged and reliable Brighton side 1-0. lloris plays against low scoring Everton – he’s definitely on my Radar under the new “defensive mentality” of Conte. Romero made his first decent return of the season with 8 points. New Trossard (£6.8) owners (like me) were instantly humbled by a 2 point return.

A surprise goal for Ashley Young (£4.4) saw him grab 11 points this weekend (last weekend 8 points) – is he the “in-form” <£5M defender we are looking for? Villa sharing a point with Forrest. That man “Dennis” the menace picking up a goal – anyone thinking about putting him in???


Top weekly point scorer Cancelo 18 points (£7.3M) continues to show good value and why he’s slowly becoming “essential” and leading the defender points table with 61 points (Ahead of Trippier £5.6 with 49 points & Saliba £5.1 with 46 points). City thumped saints 4-0 and Foden (£8.2M) picked up a goal and assist for 11 points and is now the highest scoring Midfielder with 62 points (KDB £12.4 on 59 points and Team of the week Gunners duo of Martinelli 12 points £6.6M on 55, 15 points from Saka £7.8M on 54 for the season). Saka and Martinelli showed their class against an average Liverpool side delighting the Emirates faithful (and unfaithful) with a 3-2 victory to keep their Title and Champions League dream alive. Ronaldo 9 points £10.2M came off the Bench to score a vital goal as the beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison. Rony collected his first decent points of the season but clearly he isn’t a choice for most ffukers. In form Bournemouth added further pressure on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester team (who looked in decent form last week) with a 2-1 Victory. Chelsea were comfortable winners against manageress Wolves with a 3-0 victory. A goal for Broja and perhaps showed the Chelsea fans that he could be the new Diego Costa (But perhaps less of a Tw@ ?! Palace beat Leeds 2-1 with Eze £5.5M scoring 10 points. I’d like to see if an England call up for this exciting young talent would persuade him to avoid a probably call up to Nigeria. West Ham got a much needed 3 points with a comfortable victory over spluttering Fulham side who just don’t look the same without the “bitch / Mitrovic.


David Harrison is the new FFUK leader as he continues his climb after a very assured 83 points taking him to 663 points for the season-well done indeed Sir! As you would expect – all teams in the top 20 backed Haaland, who will dare to break the Mould as he faces VVD and Konate at Anfield. Klopp loves playing Pep, lets see what GW11 will bring.

Well done to top scorer Bryan Mallinson who was close to a century this GW with a cracking score of 90 points. Selecting 3 premium strikers has worked this week, backed up with Foden, Martinelli and Almiron.

Evicted from the “mighty Conts” league this week is Nick Maston who amassed a forgettable 29 points. with a Haaland captain (12 points) the rest of your team absolutely capitulated on you – I feel your pain. Only Toney 5 points (£7.3M) offered you any contribution. We have all been there – good luck for GW11.

Thats all from me this time guys, best of luck in GW11

James Page-Chatton (77th Place & living the FFUK’ing dream!)

p.s – I am NOT captaining Haaland this week – who’s coming with me? Let’s hope there’s no “Fog on my team” at 6:30Pm Sunday….

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