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MATCH WEEK 2 COMPLETE
Match Week 2 has been finalised... subs have been brought on and missing Captains replaced where necessary. What a week, so many talking points but little time to talk about them right now. Such a shame when no-one starts a Nightmare in Darwin Nunez that hits 31 points, or second best David de Gea with 25 (one Manager each with those on the bench will be covered in bruises from kicking themselves). Third best Aleksandar Mitrovic was on three benches - two saw him come on, one didn't - more serious kicking...

Matt Woodmansey came up trumps with the top Captain pick - I looked at Matt's Clem Fandango when the Match Week got under way and thought 'two Bournemouth defenders yet he's picked one of their midfielders as Captain, is he nuts?' That Captain though was Jefferson Lerma, who followed up his opening week Nightmare haul of minus 4 points, scoring as Bournemouth beat Villa 2-0, with a 19 points showing as he scored at the other end...!

Quick glance through all our Nightmare teams and, as before, lots of talking points. A clean sheet each for the three promoted teams has thrown some serious spanners in the works, for one thing. Lots more comment to come during the week, ahead of Match Week 3.

WHY IS A PLAYER HIGHLIGHTED RED OR YELLOW?
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TOP TEAMS - this week
TeamManagerPoints
Clem FandangoMatt Woodmansey105
Imperial booze boysStuart Mclean81
The MuppetsRichard Hancy76
21 Zombies Denis Meenan69
Mr MagooJonathan Andrews66
   
TOP NIGHTMARES - this week
PlayerTeamPoints
Darwin NunezLIVERPOOL31
David De GeaMAN UNITED25
Aleksandar MitrovicFULHAM21
Jefferson LermaBOURNEMOUTH19
Danny WardLEICESTER19
   
LEAGUE TABLES
DivisionLeadersManagerPointsThis
Nightmare Premier LeagueThe Halibut flounderersDavid Metzger15164
Nightmare ChampionshipClem FandangoMatt Woodmansey157105
Nightmare League OneGrecians -2000Bob Thomas14458
Nightmare League Two‘Cos I’m Feline GoodFrodo Willingham11441
TOP NIGHTMARES
PlayerTeamPointsThis
David De GeaMAN UNITED3225
Mohammed SalisuS'HAMPTON309
Darwin NunezLIVERPOOL2831
Lisandro MartinezMAN UNITED2817
Harry MaguireMAN UNITED2617
Declan RiceWEST HAM2518
Danny WardLEICESTER2419
Luke ShawMAN UNITED2415
Jamie VardyLEICESTER2217
FredMAN UNITED2215
Bruno FernandesMAN UNITED2217
Lucas DigneASTON V.2213
Rayan Ait-NouriWOLVES225
   
WORST NIGHTMARES
PlayerTeamPointsThis
Fabian ScharNEWCASTLE-9-1
RodrigoLEEDS-9-7
Kyle WalkerMAN CITY-6-3
Nick PopeNEWCASTLE-6-5
Dan BurnNEWCASTLE-6-3
TOP NIGHTMARES - BY RATING
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WORST NIGHTMARES - BY RATING
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Players must have played 23 minutes or more in at least three matches to appear in the Player Ratings charts.
LEAGUE FORMAT + EUROPE
We are starting the season with four divisions - each with nine teams. It's three-up-three-down, with the top four in each division qualifying for next season's Champions' League... everyone else goes in the Eur'opeless League.

This season's Champions' League will include Nightmare Teams that finished in the top six of our three Divisions last season. With two of these having resigned, that leaves us with 16 teams that will be randomly allocated to four groups of four.

Our other 20 Teams will enter this season's Eur'opeless League. I don't intend to start the European competitions very early in the season (maybe after the World Cup break), and any new Teams that join us between now and then will also be in the Eur'opeless League.
LAST SEASON
Click here to check out last season's site with all the final League Tables