0 Pitchcare & Syngenta Fantasy Football 20/21 - Winners Announced

With the concluding round of the 2020/21 season spectated by a spattering of fans, you will forgive us for extending the celebration beyond the Ethiad. To see fans in packed stadiums, experience match day atmosphere and hear true representations from a crowd was something we all hope signifies the end of 15 testing months, where impacted by pandemic, football has provided entertainment, hope and normality to many.

We would like to go on record to thank the Pitchcare 2020/21 Fantasy Football sponsors Syngenta for their support and the 100+ entrants that competed for their share of £1500. Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta Business Manager and sponsors of the Pitchcare Fantasy Football League, highlighted this season's pitches have performed amazingly under the intense TV spotlight of every game live, even under the most challenging management regimes. "Whilst the game's over and the players get to take time off, it never stops for the grounds' teams, as renovation kicks off to be ready for next season.

Congratulations to long time challenger Goldwyn Bird, Greenkeeper at Royal West Norfolk, who scooped the top prize of £500 after coming close in recent seasons. Tiverton Golf Course Head Greenkeeper George Stephens finished 20 points behind in second position. Stuart Entwistle of Devon Garden Solutions took third spot. Pitchcare was proud to see representation in the top 10 with the accounts team's Joe Fletcher finishing 7th. Elsewhere Edgbaston's Head Groundsman Gary Barwell finished a respectable 19th, enjoy a pie and a pint at the King Power on us.

Season Summary

Underpinning any successful side is a solid defensive unit, the masterful acquisition and seamless integration of Ruben Dias into a free flowing and talented Manchester City outfit, and it was perhaps that genius stroke that affirms Pep Guardiola into the very elite realms of successful managers to manage in England. Fantasy managers picking City attacking players still, probably like the opposition, second guessing Pep's starting 11 on a week to week basis.

Jurgen Klopp was left ruing a season wrecking injury to Virgil Van Dijk and, without their defensive rock from last season, Liverpool reverted to the team that impresses mostly, but flops occasionally - conceding more goals over the course of the season than Arsenal. Salah and Mane were again reliable point scorers and popular FF manager's picks.

A quiet resurgence is happening at Old Trafford and, despite the Glazers popularity rivalling fan enthusiasm for the European Super League (no, we weren't planning to do a league), Bruno Fernandes stood out as the highest scoring fantasy player over the course of the season with 242 points as United finished closest to their famously coined 'noisy neighbours', signalling clear progress under Ole.

Top Scoring Players 20/21 Season

The big money signings at Chelsea underwhelmed with early season popular pick Timo Werner a popular transfer out by many FF managers. At Spurs, the manager merry go round continued, only post Mourninho did we get a glimpse of Gareth Bale's high scoring potential. Leicester under Brendan Rogers look a formidable top 6 outfit and buoyed by the investment into a state of the art training ground and a memorable FA Cup win, will surely again challenge the big guns for a Champions League spot.

Clear progress at West Ham and Leeds, who are both deploying an attractive and entertaining brand of football. At Arsenal, Pepe is finally showing some of the faith placed in him for a substantial £72m outlay by Arsenal.

Emotional scenes at Crystal Palace, as the old servant of football Roy Hodgson bowed out of top flight management at 73 years old, and at Molineux where flocked to say 'obrigado' to the popular Portugese Manager Nuno, surely instigating a summer of instability at both clubs. No real surprises with the relegated outfits or who is replacing them, with just Brentford vying for top flight status for the first time.

The Harry Kane transfer situation at Spurs will be the one many fans are keeping an eye on, but here is to next season, a season for the fans, packed stadiums, atmosphere and songs a plenty. In the meantime, enjoy the Euros and hopefully a cold pint, on a packed summer's day in a crowded bar.

Pitchcare & Syngenta Fantasy Football Winners 2020\21 Season (all prize winners must meet terms of entry).

Rank

Team & Manager

GW

TOT

1 - £500

What have I done
Goldwyn Bird

66

2512

2 - £250

Multiple Scoregasms
George Stephens

57

2492

3 - £150

Expected Toulouse
Stuart Entwistle

54

2453

4 - £100

Game of throw ins.
Mike Sage

68

2413

5 - £75

Ain't Got A Kalou
Andy Weeks

60

2405

6 - £60

B.Monchenglassback
Jordan Maloney

60

2401

7 - £50

Corner taken quickly
Joe Fletcher

60

2401

8 - £40

To much upset
Alan Loose

59

2397

9 - £30

Hydraulic Pipes FC
Noel Donaghy

68

2377

10 - £25

Grib Dozhdewick
Nikita Nikolayev

70

2373

11- £20

Champ19ns
Ashley Millar

62

2361

12- £20

Catching 40 Winks!
Jonny Sharp

53

2359

13 - £20

Captain Kane's 11
Vincent Jensen

78

2357

14 - £20

Town Town Town
Keith Emery

67

2351

15 - £20

Finding Timo
Chris Lynch

55

2344

16 - £10

ROBERTS ROVERS
Jonny Roberts

62

2336

17 -£10

Doomed FC
Alastair Cuthbert

74

2311

18 -£10

Billy's Boots
Graham Hodges

54

2310

19 - £10

Edgbaston Fox
Gary Barwell

70

2299

20 - £10

Maradonny
Toby Robinson

41

2298

Terms of Entry - A private league for Turf Care and Grounds Care Industry professionals and our customers.

Pitchcare & Syngenta Fantasy Football Terms & Conditions

  1. All players must have completed the 2020/21 league registration and meet the stipulated conditions of entry.
  2. By entering the league, you agree these terms and conditions of entry.
  3. Pitchcare reserve the right to withdraw entrants to the league at any time.
  4. To be eligible for entry you must have purchased goods to the minimum value of £50, from Pitchcare or Agrovista Amenity of between 01/08/2019 and 01/09/2020 OR you are a UK based professional working within the amenity sector. (Please note employees of trade competitors of Pitchcare are not eligible to participate in the league. Pitchcare\ Agrovista Amenity reserve the right to define and determine a competitor). The competition is open to UK based professionals only and overseas customers. If you are non UK based, you must have purchased goods to the minimum value of £50 between 01/08/2019 and 01/09/2020. Proof may be requested.
  5. Prizes are as stated above.
  6. Winners will be announced on Pitchcare.com at the end of the season, prize winners must email marketing@pitchcare.com to claim.
  7. One team is permitted per person.
  8. These terms and conditions may change at any time. Through your continued participation in the league you will be deemed to accept them.
  9. Scoring of the league will is carried out independently via the Official Fantasy Game of the Premier League.
  10. In the event of a dispute, the joint decision of Pitchcare and Syngenta staff will be final.
  11. If you have any comments or questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us.
  12. Pitchcare is a trading division of Agrovista Ltd.
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