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Gw38 matchday The zarquon thread

  • 13-05-2017 8:28pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts


    As some may be aware zarquon sadly passed away a few months ago after a battle with cancer. From another thread it became apparent that some may have missed this sad news. He was a great contributor on here for a number of years. This is only a game that we get a lot of enjoyment and heartbreak out of but let's remember someone that loved the game as much as we all do but unfortunately passed away way too young. If we leave posting our teams till after midnight next Saturday.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,209 ✭✭✭✭ CSF


    Chap got inside the top 100k ten years in a row. FSA legend and an all round top notch guy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42,030 ✭✭✭✭ Scorpion Sting


    Lovely gesture Busts. Let all of us do Zarquon proud by finishing the season off in style.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 15,143 Mod ✭✭✭✭ FutureGuy


    I didn't know at all that he had passed away. So sorry to hear this.

    I'm wondering if next year we could run a paid league where 1/2 of the proceeds go to a charity? Name it after Zarquon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,660 ✭✭✭ ScummyMan


    I did not know this either, very sad news. Would 100% be up for a league in his name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC


    FutureGuy wrote: »
    I didn't know at all that he had passed away. So sorry to hear this.

    I'm wondering if next year we could run a paid league where 1/2 of the proceeds go to a charity? Name it after Zarquon.

    The Charity Cup we ran this year was in tribute to him. We started it before he passed away, after learning of his illness, but I'd suggest naming it after him going forward.

    We donated all the proceeds (€660) to the Galway Hospice as nominated by Zarquon.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,656 ✭✭✭ 2nd Row Donkey


    Saw the post in the other thread this morning. Puts things in perspective. Rip


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭ Colking


    Thanks Busts, didn't know he had passed. Very sad to hear.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,056 Sooner or Later


    I was going to use my following post to announce my retirement from the forum next week. In my own way I was planning to go out with a flourish, drop the microphone and exit stage left. In the spirit of the thread however it's probably much more appropriate to leave it here and dedicate it to Zarquon instead. Sometimes we need a reminder that what looks important to us is often quite trivial in the greater scheme of things.

    For those of you who find things getting you down a little maybe have a read of Zarquon's post announcing his illness, which inspired FHFC to set up the Charity Champion's League in his honour.

    [url] http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=100603165&postcount=95 [/url]

    Hopefully the quiet dignity and courage with which he faced his inevitable fate will inspire you a little and help put things in perspective.
    And if you are finding all of this a bit heavy then hopefully my few lines of nonsense will remind you that however seriously we all take this, it is just a game. I hope people don't find it inappropriate, it's just my way of saying goodbye.

    Rest in peace Zarquon, worthy Premier League opponent, fellow Douglas Adams fan. You left us far too soon.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,056 Sooner or Later


    And now, the end is near
    And so I face my final Gameweek
    I’ve had the highs, the dreadful lows
    Quite often in the very same week
    Triple captain gone, my bench boost done
    My AOA got me sweet FA
    But Boards, much more than this
    I did it my way

    Bad player picks, I made a few
    Payet on strike, not worth the trouble
    Bony at Stoke, a total joke
    Zaha’s three points in a double
    Got trolled anew by Lukaku
    Rage transferred out the very next day
    For weeks I groaned, watching John Stones
    But did it my way

    One last morning, thank Scorpion Sting
    Those price change pics, top class I reckoned
    The lovely nun, vote number one
    Shineon’s Mick gifs, they came close second
    I laughed tee hee, at Mr P
    For triple captaining PVA
    I laughed real hard at Kev’s wild card
    And did it my way

    And so goodbye Clairewithani,
    so long to busts, farewell ElTel
    Iroced adieu, and Lemlin too
    to CSF and swiper as well
    FHFC no more I’ll see
    And to Zarquon far too soon gone
    Just one more day, then I’m away
    To do it my way

    I’ve seen them all from Suarez to Henri
    From Spacecraft Experience to BUIB
    Knocked out of cups by zombie teams
    I’ve seen red arrows far more than greens
    But I can proudly say
    Boards FSA
    I did it my way!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,739 ✭✭✭ Swiper the fox


    And now, the end is near
    And so I face my final Gameweek
    I’ve had the highs, the dreadful lows
    Quite often in the very same week
    Triple captain gone, my bench boost done
    My AOA got me sweet FA
    But Boards, much more than this
    I did it my way

    Bad player picks, I made a few
    Payet on strike, not worth the trouble
    Bony at Stoke, a total joke
    Zaha’s three points in a double
    Got trolled anew by Lukaku
    Rage transferred out the very next day
    For weeks I groaned, watching John Stones
    But did it my way

    One last morning, thank Scorpion Sting
    Those price change pics, top class I reckoned
    The lovely nun, vote number one
    Shineon’s Mick gifs, they came close second
    I laughed tee hee, at Mr P
    For triple captaining PVA
    I laughed real hard at Kev’s wild card
    And did it my way

    And so goodbye Clairewithani,
    so long to busts, farewell ElTel
    Iroced adieu, and Lemlin too
    to CSF and swiper as well
    FHFC no more I’ll see
    And to Zarquon far too soon gone
    Just one more day, then I’m away
    To do it my way

    I’ve seen them all from Suarez to Henri
    From Spacecraft Experience to BUIB
    Knocked out of cups by zombie teams
    I’ve seen red arrows far more than greens
    But I can proudly say
    Boards FSA
    I did it my way!

    That's brilliant pal, I'm sure Zarquon would appreciate the levity.
    It's funny that on an anonymous forum so many people make an impression on you and you know they're good lads, there's so many forums where people act the bollix, I have posted much less this year because of various circumstances but I won't be retiring and hope to come back next year with gusto.
    I'm slightly heartbroken about Zarquon because I had hoped things might go differently and he was a gentleman. ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,232 ✭✭✭✭ Lemlin


    Very sad news. I've been a bit AWOL this year but hope to get back to normal for next season. Have barely watched football this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42,030 ✭✭✭✭ Scorpion Sting


    Lemlin wrote: »
    Very sad news. I've been a bit AWOL this year but hope to get back to normal for next season. Have barely watched football this year.

    I've missed your contributions anyway. It'd be great to see you back posting regularly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,232 ✭✭✭✭ Lemlin


    I've missed your contributions anyway. It'd be great to see you back posting regularly.

    New job has had me very busy but I'm not travelling as much now since last month so things should calm down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts


    Will bump this as this is the thread we want to use. I'm off to bed soon so if anyone is up after midnight post their team up on this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,987 ✭✭✭✭ paulie21


    Cech

    Davies Yoshida Cook

    Alli Lallana Sanchez (c) King

    Jesus Sturridge Costa


    Pope Albrighton Holgate Huth


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,226 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    -4

    Caballero
    Berty Bellerin Alonso
    Coutinho(C) Alli Eriksen Sanchez Sane
    Jesus Costa

    R.I.P. Zarquon


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,722 ✭✭✭✭ gammygils


    (-4) as usual! BB active

    DDG,
    Bailly, Holding, Lovren, Redmond,
    Alli, Coutinho (c), Pedro,
    Costa, Gabbi, Jesus (vc)

    Heaton, King, Redmond, Gibson

    A -4 to boost my Bench Boost! Even though a shltload of my team
    might not even play!!!!! :rolleyes:

    R.I.P. Zarq


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,742 ✭✭✭ Thepoet85


    Good luck to everyone tomorrow. I didn't get to know Zarqoun and feel the lesser for it. It's only a game and things like this put everything in perspective.

    Rip :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,446 ✭✭✭ Cartman78


    Final transfers done and one last hit taken....wouldn't have felt right without the hit :-)

    Alli --> Coutinho
    Cedric --> Matip

    Willy

    Matip Alonso Bavies

    Sane Pedro Sanchez Coutinho (C)

    Giroud Jesus Kane

    Subs: Pickford King Holding Yoshida

    Went with strong bench just in case....may yet captain Kane.

    Good luck to all....and RIP Zarquon :-(


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,413 ✭✭✭✭ dsmythy


    Jak
    Bertrand Fuchs
    Sanchez Sane Coutinho King Albrighton
    Kane Costa Jesus

    Pickford Bailly Mawson Benalouane

    Hull conceded most penalties in the league. Spurs awarded second most in the league. I'll settle with two Jak penalty saves but not from Kane....

    Predicted mad games. Leicester Bournemouth 3-3. Chelsea 6-0 thumping of Sunderland.


    RIP


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,710 Paully D


    Came into this thread to rant about how glad I am that the season is over, then saw the OP. Jesus, that puts things in perspective.

    RIP Zarquon. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,402 ✭✭✭✭ extra gravy


    Caballero
    Bavies Stephens Alonso
    Hazard Sanchez Alli Sane Albrighton
    Kane (c) Jesus

    Hennessey Holding Gabby Bertrand

    Still debating Coutinho in for someone. Is that the best first XI? Not convinced about benching Holding.

    RIP Zarquon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,771 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    I've a feeling I'm going to need a quiet day from coutinho ...........
    RIP Zarquon
    Knew he was very sick at start of season but don't know this sad news :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,660 ✭✭✭ ScummyMan


    Picking defenders this week was like throwing darts at a board.

    Pickford (lol)
    Bavies Bertrand Kompany
    Sanchez Coutinho Pedro King
    Kane(c) Jesus Costa

    RIP Zarqoun, you'll be missed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,270 clairewithani


    Cech
    Monreal Stephens Alonso
    King Coutinho Sanchez Sané
    Kane (c) Benteke Jesus

    Will hopefully win my league today. €150
    Will donate winnings in Zarquon's honour if people would suggest where to. Didn't know him, don't remember him posting but if he is part of this family he is part of mine.
    See Galway hospice mentioned...that will be place then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,232 ✭✭✭✭ Lemlin


    Caballero
    Yoshida Monreal Alonso
    Hazard Son Alli Sane Sanchez
    Vokes Jesus

    Pickford, Vert, Anichebe, Stephens

    Start the day at 33,928. Would be good to get into the top 30k but my run in the top 20k since 2010/11 ends...

    Season - Position
    2010/11 - 12,638
    2011/12 - 324
    2012/13 - 7,856
    2013/14 - 1,557
    2014/15 - 16,299
    2015/16 - 6,760


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,801 ✭✭✭✭ KevIRL


    Cech
    Monreal Stephens Alonso
    King Coutinho Sanchez San?
    Kane (c) Benteke Jesus

    Will hopefully win my league today. ?150
    Will donate winnings in Zarquon's honour if people would suggest where to. Didn't know him, don't remember him posting but if he is part of this family he is part of mine.

    Galway hospice was his request for the charity tournament this year. Great idea to donate some winnings, will do similar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,953 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    Cech
    Monreal Stephens Alonso
    King Coutinho Sanchez Sané
    Kane (c) Benteke Jesus

    Will hopefully win my league today. €150
    Will donate winnings in Zarquon's honour if people would suggest where to. Didn't know him, don't remember him posting but if he is part of this family he is part of mine.
    See Galway hospice mentioned...that will be place then.

    Thats very good of you.


    I've gone from a 88 point deficit before GW36 to an 8 point lead now, so second-guessing everything and havent made a transfer in the vain hope some last minute news will guide me. But if Kane and Sanchez do the biz I should be safe, and Man City conceding would be fantastic.

    RIP zarquon, and good luck to all on the final day, and to anyone with real-life troubles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,710 Paully D


    Lemlin wrote: »
    Start the day at 33,928. Would be good to get into the top 30k but my run in the top 20k since 2010/11 ends...

    Season - Position
    2010/11 - 12,638
    2011/12 - 324
    2012/13 - 7,856
    2013/14 - 1,557
    2014/15 - 16,299
    2015/16 - 6,760

    I'm currently just inside the 90,000 mark and it looks like this will end up being my worst season by some distance since 2010/11 apart from the anomaly that was 2013/14 where I had a triple figure score (ranks of circa 12,000, 23,000 (x2), 6,000).

    Is there anything in particular you put it down to? I can't really find a reason for my poor season. I've spent as much time at the game as I usually did, posted here regularly for half a season before taking a break from the site (but I did keep reading), have been on FF Scout. I just never really got going for some reason.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,708 ✭✭✭ bantee


    Sitting on 12.5k so a big score needed to break the 10k:
    Cech
    Alonso Yoshida Davies
    Coutinho Sanchez King Alli
    Kane(c) Jesus Llorente

    Rip Zarquon


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