Premier League matches on an actual Saturday for once? What a surprising, groundbreaking breath of fresh air. And if there's one good way to wash the Soton-smelling shit out of our pants, it's whipping Crystal Palace at home, isn't it? Good freaking golly I hope so, because we're coming up on that brutal stretch in February where everybody we play is ridiculously good and so obviously better than us that we could never hope to win any matches, let alone draw one.

Good thing City's really going to drop points sometime soon, I totally swear. I mean it guys.


Week 23 (Click for spreadsheet)

Points IKTS
Captain Kirk 3 13 3
Scrupio 13 3
AndrewMain 12 3
jellomon 11 2
Adnan Ilyas 10 2
Astar 10 2
HoodRiverDuck 9 2
Sam5001 9 1
silverace99 9 1
SteakBaller 9 0
sluellwitz 7 1
PowderedDonut 6 1
hansdampf 6 0
T.Coolguy 6 0
Philly37 3 0

THE PODIUM: Captain Kirk 3 and Scrupio took home this week's honors, with Andrew Main narrowly missing out on a three-way atop the podium. Ahem, a three-way TIE atop the podium.

CLEVER PICK OF THE WEEK: Nobody was particularly clever this week, so I'm giving it to, umm, lets in the back there? Speak up, what's your name? Trevor, you say? Perfect.

CRISIS PICK OF THE WEEK: Fearless leader hansdampf, for whatever reason, picked Cardiff to draw Man United at Old Trafford. I'm sure he was just being nice, letting the rest of us abscond with the points and all. Or maybe lulling us into the dreaded false sense of security, MUCH LIKE AARON RAMSEY DID TO US BEFORE GETTING INJURED FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, I MEAN COME ON MAN WHY DOES THAT VINDICTIVE ASSHOLE OF A MUSCULOSKELETAL GOD HATE US SO MUCH?

Philly37 WISHFUL THINKING PICK OF THE WEEK: Goes to Astar! Picking Spurs to beat Man City was really just adorable, wasn't it? He just plumb forgot about Danny Rose, unfortunately.

Season Standings

Points IKTS
hansdampf 222 27
HoodRiverDuck 217 25
Scrupio 208 26
sluellwitz 207 24
silverace99 205 22
jellomon 198 23
Captain Kirk 3 196 22
Adnan Ilyas 193 22
SteakBaller 191 20
AndrewMain 185 22
Astar 182 18
T.Coolguy 182 15
Philly37 125 14
Sam5001 124 14
PowderedDonut 100 12
bmasson11 91 9
rzor 90 10
LePrince 33 4
Harold Harpoon 25 3
bearcatcardfan 16 1
DJ Holm 8 0

The wheat starting to separate from the chaff ever so slowly. What the hell is chaff, again? And why is wheat so much better than it? Who the hell does wheat think it is anyway, I mean it's kind of a shitty grain compared to say, barley or spelt, for example, plus it's got that whole gluten problem.

IKTS Cup Sponsored by TSF Industries Standings

No new cup matches in Week 23 or 24; sluellwitz still leads with 16(3).


Week 24: (All times Eastern)

Saturday, February 1:
Newcastle United vs Sunderland, 7:45am, NBCSN
West Ham United vs Swansea City, 7:45am, Premier League Extra Time
Stoke City vs Manchester United, 10am, NBCSN
Cardiff City vs Norwich City, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Everton vs Aston Villa, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Fulham vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Hull City vs Tottenham Hotspur, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Sunday, February 2:
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, 11am, NBCSN
Monday, February 3:
Manchester City vs Chelsea, 3pm, NBCSN


Newcastle vs Sunderland
West Ham vs Swansea
Stoke vs Manchester United
Cardiff vs Norwich
Everton vs Aston Villa
Fulham vs Southampton
Hull vs Spurs
West Brom vs Liverpool
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Manchester City vs Chelsea

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