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Fantasy football: Mo Salah, more points! Liverpool ace helps Kapil, Schmidhammer and J Ali soar

Mo Salah, more goals, mucho points! It has often been that simple for fantasy football players who bank on the Liverpool flanker’s devilish left foot.

And on match day five, there were cheers all around from fantasy football players who captained the Egyptian ace, as he scored one and engineered another in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Photo: The party now start!
Liverpool star Mo Salah is in raptures after his item against Crystal Palace in a 3-0 win on 19 September 2021.
(Copyright England Premier League)

Mattheus Schmidhammer’s ‘Smaws’ and Joseph Ali’s ‘Shocaz’ topped all Wired868 Lime Kickers this week with a haul of 92 points.

Smaws also included Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in his team; and when the lanky Spaniard saved a last penalty from West Ham captain Mark Noble yesterday, ‘Mrs Smaws’ must have seen her screaming hubby bouncing around the living room and thought he had won the Lotto!

Well, not quite. But you’re in the race for a KFC bucket special at the end of the month if ‘Matty’ keeps this up.

Like Schmidhammer, Ali captained Salah and had Watford winger Ismaila Sarr and Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in his squad. Otherwise, he made up the points by using a bench boost which contributed an additional five points—Watford custodian Ben Foster chipped in with three of those.

There was change at the head of the overall leaderboard as Kapil Ramcharan stormed to first with ‘A Kevin 3Pointer’. Ramcharan, who had Brentford forward Ivan Toney and Arsenal defender Ben White in his squad, managed 84 points over the weekend for a total tally of 423.

Photo: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (background) keeps out a penalty from West Ham United substitute Mark Noble to preserve a 2-1 win for the Red Devils–and probably spark manic celebrations from Mattheus Schmidhammer!
(Copyright Manchester United)

That was six points more than Marc Fermin’s Watch Yuh Legs FC and 13 more than former leaders Nigel Seeratan (‘No Europe FC’) and Daniel Geelalsingh (‘Geeze and Ages’).

Credit too to Arima North Secondary assistant football coach Lyndon Emmons. Grudgingly!

‘Lyndinho’, who is 23rd overall, got the second highest mark over the weekend as his ‘Mops FC’, which included Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk, snared 91 points. Mr Live Wire probably hasn’t heard the last of that!

‘Birdie Wick 868’ did not give Salah the armband—that went to Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, if you must know!—and it was not the only gamble that led to a less than stellar 50 point haul, which leaves the Wired868 editor in 149th place.

And that’s comfortably behind Kevin Eifell’s ‘Zona Tres UTD’ (78th with 362 points), Mark Bassant’s ‘Zero 2 Hero FC’ (89th with 359) and Shawn Babooram’s ‘Not a Clue’ (81st with 361).

Yeah, Live Wire is even being battered by ‘Not a Clue’. I will take two of whatever it is GG drinking these days!

Photo: Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey came off the bench to create one goal, score another, dedicate it to Jamaican socialite Steffie Gregg (who died recently from Covid-19), and then limped off injured.
Mr Live Wire knows only what the ‘injured’ part feels like!

Week Five in numbers:

423 points (total score): Kapil Ramcharan’s ‘A Kevin 3Pointer’

92 points (round score): Mattheus Schmidhammer’s ‘Smaws’ and Joseph Ali’s ‘Shocaz’.

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