Everything to play for as season hots up

16 November, 2007

With no fixtures this coming weekend the focus turns to next, when Portsmouth will seek to overturn struggling Birmingham and retain their top six position in the early hunt for European qualification. Top of the table takes on bottom as Arsenal and Manchester United take on Wigan and Bolton respectively - each will look to outdo

the other in the goal-scoring stakes as they continue to light up the Premier League.

In the Carlsberg Fantasy Football League table, James Gillespie leads the field ahead of Umesh Patel, but

only 12 games into the season there are still hundreds of points to play for and dozens of transfers to be made. Keep logging into offlicencenews.co.uk to make sure your team is up to date and form players are transferred in .

Manager of the Month

Like many managers this season, Shane Smythe from Morrisons in Rotherham is holding on to Cesc Fabregas, who is in scintillating form with six goals and six assists. Smythe has ably supported the young Spanish star with Steven Gerrard and is already seeing the benefits of his strike duo Drogba and Tevez, who are both coming into form with four goals apiece this season. Managers keep a check on the form players by analysing the games statistics page online, which tells you who's hot, who's not, and who's Derby County.

Top 50 managers for October

1 Shane Smythe Bensonsbag 55

2 Dave Smith Pride Up North 53

3 Steve Collins The Local Copnor 53

4 J Argument Toxic Custard 52

5 Peter Merritt The Explorers 52

6 Andrew Gascoigne Athletico Fehippo 51

7 Jasvir Rai Kcs FC


8 Rav Grewal FC Bonita 50

9 John Feenan Lanark Allstarts 49

10 William Render Solthedog 48

11 Kevin Cameron The Millionaires

Team Version 3 47

12 Andrew Cameron Burtons Babes 47

13 James Gillespie Drumburn United 46

14 Dave Phillips Mulfordshire City 46

15 Gill Swannell The Bubstars 46

16 Jonn Bateman Waggle Dancers XI 46

17 Ryan Sunner Ryans Superstars 45

18 Oliver Brig Stjarna FC 45

19 Patricia Cooper Wine Rack 45

20 Patrick Wiseman Topnotcheleven 45

21 Craig Wakefield The Express FC 45

22 Linda Beckett Broadstairs is Best 45

23 Marc Wise POTG FC 45

24 Tim Baker Sophies

Dribblers 44

25 Franceso Ballafronte Foreign Legion Slam 44

26 Gary Cottis FC Vodnik 44

27 David Kenyon Red Devils 44

28 Ruby Redfern Grannylicious FC 44

29 James Cuthbertson Chartell United 43

30 Andrew Boucher Bouchers All Stars 43

31 Umesh Patel Spurodic 43

32 Russell Thurbon Mid Table Season

Again 43

33 Jake Yerrell Easy Riders 43

34 Geoff Davies Holmer Green Ladies 43

35 Andrew Quayle Fully Reloaded 43

36 Pete Mulvaney Best Of The Pick

And Mixing 42

37 Sanjeev Kumar Ace's 42

=38 S Challinor Ethanellis FC 42

=38 Liam Tait Bernie Mac Utd 42

40 Neil Brabbs Real-Ale Madrid 42

41 Scott Ashton Hungry Hungry

Hippos 41

42 Darren Lee Harrys Twitch 41

43 Simon Bance Spurs for 4th

Place ... Probably 41

44 Graham Wright Boozebuster Blues 41

45 Ste Yates Rafa's Rejects 40

46 John Clark The Crapis 40

47 Mike Kisil The Glory Boys 2 40

48 Alex Fanshawe Have A Go Heroes 40

49 Duncan Hall The Hall of Fame 40

50 Phil Hartley

Franchise Fairies 40

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