SOCCER UPDATE: Irish Strikers hit rich vein of form as Slugger’s Fantasy League hots up

The Slugger League is hotting up, with less than three points separating the top three teams with all of the top 14 teams above the 700 point tally at this stage. Tony Morgan leads the table with myself and the Clady Cowboy fronting the chasing pack. I’ve pasted the league table onto the bottom of this thread.

Whilst the international teams on this island appear to be experiencing contrasting fortunes, it would appear that Irish strikers have never had it so good. Both Robbie Keane and David Healy share the title of most international goals scored by an Irishman, whilst across the water, both the Premier League in England and SPL in Scotland have Irish strikers heading their goalscoring charts. Kevin Doyle, purchased from Cork City by Reading for less than £80,000, scored 18 goals in the First Division last season and is now leading the Premiership with 8 goals. In Scotland, teenager Anthony Stokes (on loan from Arsenal) has taken the league by storm, scoring back-to-back hat-tricks on his way to the top of the goalscoring chart for Falkirk. His tally of 13 goals in 13 games marks him out as a player Steve Staunton can ill afford to keep out of his team for long, even if he is competing for a place with captain Keane and current Premiership lead scorer, Doyle.

BTW Congrats are due to Derry City and Glentoran, who triumphed in their respective Cup Finals over the weekend.

THE SLUGGER LEAGUE TABLE
Team Manager Gameweek Total
1 High as a Kuyt Tony Morgan 84 779
2 Parcel of Rogues chris donnelly 57 778
3 Gael Force Wins clady cowboy 36 776
4 Locomotiv Galway Peter Fitzmaurice 57 769
5 dossing Simon T 49 735
6 The Gutter Stars GREG C 29 731
7 Gloryhunters Mark Hunter 23 729
8 Fah’Q’s James McAteer 36 727
9 SmokinBoots Sarah Prince 28 725
10 Radaborg City Niall Byrne 12 723
11 Royston Vasey Rovers Gareth Murray 36 717
12 The Glenhill Mob Greg Corcoran 28 713
13 DK’s Athiests Dave Kershaw 23 702
14 Northpole FC Jonas Carlsson 31 702
15 FOREST FOR PROMOTION Gerard McErlean 33 699
16 Yeah, who are you?Colm Bracken 35 699
17 TrueBlues
Keith Mills 51 698
18 Republic of England
Phil Hambling 22 686
19 5 Big Cups!
Stewart Finn 26 684
20 The Cheesey Team
Cathal Breathnach 39 683
21 Crystal Glasses
Daniel KK Sullivan 50 682
21 Belfast Peaceniks FC
smirky spice 35 682
23 5 Ferra Poun FC
John Baucher 59 679
24 RIDE RED FC
sid duffin 35 679
25 Ragingbullz
Steve Pettit 34 675
26 Bristol Rovers XI
Mike Greenhill 32 669
27 nawnminanns
john mccann 58 666
28 Glasgow Ghouls
Dread Cthulhu 14 665
29 Murfs Madmen
ciaran murphy 31 664
30 F.C.MAMBO’S
Ady Murphy 25 662
31 SeaMonkeys
Adrian Murphy 30 659
32 JC United
brandi duffin 14 657
33 Ulster Harriers
Jonathan McCullough 38 657
34 Partisan 1916
Gilbert-Paul Jeannon 45 652
35 K’s Lefties
Kevin Breathnach 24 650
36 Southside Wanderers
CJ McKinney 32 650
37 WE ARE THE WINNERS!
Donal O Caoimh 22 648
38 The Disco Freds
Sinéad Gleeson 38 645
39 KnobEnds Utd
Shuggie McSporran 35 644
40 Hoops United
paul mccaff 33 642
41 Kakpipe Cosmonauts
mustapha mond 31 637
42 Potrero Athletic FC
oliver morgan 36 630
43 Arsenal-ex
Alex Pryce 12 627
44 The Muppets
Declan Quinn 25 625
45 Achill Drainpipes
roger morgan 27 620
46 dukla pumpherston
David Brewster 21 617
47 the flibsey wibseys
colm dougherty 29 614
48 davebarb united
david barbour 49 614
49 banjo strings
david wilson 42 606
50 Jimmy Hill’s Chin
Ronan Murray 22 597
# Team Manager Gameweek Total
51 The Buda Crocks
Paul Magyar 32 595
52 Lower Wack FC
Dualta Duane 23 595
53 ole
Aidan O 16 594
54 Anyone But Chelsea
Cuthbert J Edwardson the 3rd 31 594
55 Quattro Vento
Eoin McFadden 33 592
56 California Reds
Gortgill Boy 51 592
57 A TEAM
tom smith 20 586
58 Hell_Is_Wonderful
The Devil 29 574
59 Claggan Cloggers
Ian Reynolds 51 570
60 Quzilla
Ciarán Qubol 34 567
61 The Super Seasiders
nick pugachev 25 565
62 Larne FC
Brick Tamland 15 560
63 Funky Philistines
Sam McBride 33 560
64 Ringo’s Stars
Mr Ringo 22 559
65 Artmedia Geneva
Daithi O 39 558
66 Porters plebs
Jimmy Porter 21 551
67 surrendermonkeys
jonny mcewen 15 551
68 The Saints
G L 34 547
69 Mournemenmania
Dan The Man 27 540
70 Sporting Lisburn
harpo marxist 8 522
71 Toberona Martyrs
Niall O’Connor 4 494
72 nmc
Neil Neil 7 493
73 Glenmalure Rovers
George Burns 41 447
74 Sparta Ziz
Owen Polley 43 441
75 Slugger’s Bottle
Mick Fealty 9 426