Remy or not: Who got burned?

Clive Rose

Those of us on Saturday's pre-match chat here on NMA found out just minutes before the deadline that QPR striker Loic Remy was a late scratch from the first game of the weekend due to injury. It turned out that 15 of the YFF game's Top 50 players didn't get the news and kept him in their lineups. There are at least two other possibilities: they thought Remy was such a hot commodity they didn't want to drop him, or they were in such an early-morning haze when they saw the news they didn't notice or care (I can empathize with the second theory).

Now that the dust has settled I thought it would be interesting to do the same data fetch again, to see how many in the new Top 50, and which specific Top 10 team owners have Remy and how many don't. The tables are posted below:

For those of you who didn't bring your scuba gear I'll summarize. Thirteen of the new Top 50 had Remy on their squads, a drop of just two. And in the detailed Top 10 list we go from two team owners who had Remy as the weekend's games started, to THREE. Plus several of the top players even managed to endure dreadful games from Michu, Joe Cole, and Jermain Defoe's early departure with an injury, and either hold their places or move up.

Granted the comparison is a bit incomplete (it would have been interesting to see how far down those who fell off the Top 10 and 50 went), but it seems that taking a zero with Remy didn't have much of an impact on the top team owners who did. Now if you're a YFF piker like me, just trying to move up a few spots in your blog league, your mileage may vary. FWIW I got the news on Remy and did the quick switch that didn't break up the rest of my side, to CCC (Canaries Corpulent Captain) Grant Holt. That genius move netted me 8.5 big points, giving me a modest 89.5 for the week.

One last note: at the start of the weekend 8 team owners in the Top 50 had Christopher Samba. At the end of the weekend there were 9.

Name Team Position Count
Stephen Kelly Reading Defender 38
Mathieu Debuchy Newcastle Defender 32
Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Defender 27
Leighton Baines Everton Defender 12
Fabio QPR Defender 11
Christopher Samba QPR Defender 9
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal Defender 4
Sébastien Bassong Norwich Defender 4
Nemanja Vidic Man Utd Defender 3
John Terry Chelsea Defender 2
Rio Ferdinand Man Utd Defender 1
Ryan Bertrand Chelsea Defender 1
Rafael Man Utd Defender 1
Per Mertesacker Arsenal Defender 1
Javier Garrido Norwich Defender 1
Joleon Lescott Man City Defender 1
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Tottenham Defender 1
Sebastián Coates Liverpool Defender 1
Johnny Heitinga Everton Defender 1
Stéphane Mbia QPR Defender 1
Wayne Rooney Man Utd Forward 33
Olivier Giroud Arsenal Forward 23
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Forward 17
Loïc Remy QPR Forward 13
Sergio Agüero Man City Forward 6
Kevin Mirallas Everton Forward 6
Juan Mata Chelsea Forward 4
Luis Suárez Liverpool Forward 4
Robin van Persie Man Utd Forward 3
Robert Snodgrass Norwich Forward 2
Marouane Chamakh West Ham Forward 2
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle Forward 2
Jermain Defoe Tottenham Forward 1
Nikica Jelavic Everton Forward 1
Rickie Lambert Southampton Forward 1
Franco Di Santo Wigan Forward 1
Lukas Podolski Arsenal Forward 1
Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa Forward 1
Pavel Pogrebnyak Reading Forward 1
Steven Fletcher Sunderland Forward 1
Edin Dzeko Man City Forward 1
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Goalkeeper 40
Jussi Jääskeläinen West Ham Goalkeeper 4
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal Goalkeeper 2
Mark Bunn Norwich Goalkeeper 2
Ali Al-Habsi Wigan Goalkeeper 2
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal Midfielder 49
Joe Cole West Ham Midfielder 36
Marouane Fellaini Everton Midfielder 25
Gareth Bale Tottenham Midfielder 21
Adel Taarabt QPR Midfielder 17
Theo Walcott Arsenal Midfielder 16
Yohan Cabaye Newcastle Midfielder 15
Michu Swansea Midfielder 6
David Silva Man City Midfielder 5
Jamie Mackie QPR Midfielder 4
Roger Espinoza Wigan Midfielder 3
Shaun Wright-Phillips QPR Midfielder 3
Steven Pienaar Everton Midfielder 3
Jack Wilshere Arsenal Midfielder 2
Raheem Sterling Liverpool Midfielder 2
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle Midfielder 2
Lewis Holtby Tottenham Midfielder 2
Shinji Kagawa Man Utd Midfielder 2
Andros Townsend QPR Midfielder 2
Adam Lallana Southampton Midfielder 2
Scott Parker Tottenham Midfielder 1
Shaun Maloney Wigan Midfielder 1
Adam Johnson Sunderland Midfielder 1
Steven Gerrard Liverpool Midfielder 1
Frank Lampard Chelsea Midfielder 1
Darron Gibson Everton Midfielder 1
Nani Man Utd Midfielder 1

Team Name Mighty Reds super team number1 changfeng Catalonian Knights
Player J. Jääskeläinen W. Szczesny H. Lloris H. Lloris H. Lloris
Player 2 M. Debuchy R. Bertrand J. Vertonghen M. Debuchy S. Bassong
Player 3 S. Kelly S. Kelly M. Debuchy S. Kelly J. Vertonghen
Player 4 C. Samba R. Ferdinand S. Kelly L. Koscielny L. Baines
Player 5 S. Cazorla S. Cazorla G. Bale S. Cazorla S. Cazorla
Player 6 Joe Cole T. Walcott S. Parker Joe Cole R. Sterling
Player 7 M. Fellaini M. Fellaini M. Fellaini T. Walcott Joe Cole
Player 8 G. Bale R. Espinoza J. Wilshere Michu G. Bale
Player 9 Michu L. Remy W. Rooney W. Rooney R. Espinoza
Player 10 J. Mata W. Rooney N. Jelavic O. Giroud W. Rooney
Player 11 L. Remy J. Defoe O. Giroud R. Lambert D. Sturridge
Team Name redpool Susuki Balzi Claggman Borini
Player H. Lloris H. Lloris H. Lloris H. Lloris H. Lloris
Player 2 S. Kelly J. Vertonghen Fabio J. Vertonghen J. Vertonghen
Player 3 Rafael N. Vidic M. Debuchy M. Debuchy S. Kelly
Player 4 M. Debuchy S. Kelly S. Kelly S. Kelly M. Debuchy
Player 5 S. Cazorla S. Cazorla S. Cazorla S. Cazorla Fabio
Player 6 Y. Cabaye Joe Cole Joe Cole Michu S. Cazorla
Player 7 M. Fellaini T. Walcott D. Silva Joe Cole Joe Cole
Player 8 A. Taarabt M. Fellaini Y. Cabaye T. Walcott G. Bale
Player 9 R. Snodgrass S. Maloney G. Bale L. Suárez M. Fellaini
Player 10 W. Rooney W. Rooney W. Rooney S. Agüero W. Rooney
Player 11 D. Sturridge O. Giroud O. Giroud O. Giroud L. Remy
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