TECHNICAL issues at the world’s leading London pub-based fantasy football auction saw the league descend in chaos.
A total of 27 appeals were made by managers following the annual, pre-season Kenna League auction as charts and graphs recorded sales incorrectly.
“The hand of the chairman was swift, resolute and had just the right amount of wrist in handling appeals after the auction,” read a press release from Kenna HQ in the aftermath of the appeals process, which saw the technical issues quickly rectified.
An unprecedented 24 managers entered the Kenna League, with many teams were left unfilled after more than five hours of bidding.
“Clusterfuck. It was a total clusterfuck,” said the vice chairman afterwards.
“Nowhere near as well organised as the Kharine auction in the summer,” where I spiked everyone with letters to paper over my administrative cracks, he failed to add.
Rumours abound Kenna HQ will be testing a timed transfer window in October, where after a certain time all bidding will finish and gaps in teams will be auto filled.
On the pitch, Cowley Casuals lead the Kenna after two weeks, Benjamin Mendy (£26m), Callum Wilson (£10m) and James Maddison (£9m) all enjoying productive starts to the campaign.
The 27 appeals
- Zohore to Test Team for 0.5m
- Neves to the Chairman for 17m
- Valencia, Lanzini and Izquierdo to Clotted Cream for 0.5m each
- Adjust value of PVA in Silver’s team to 5m
- Harold Shipman moves from defence to striker for Young Boys
- Gomez’ value changed to 0.5m for Young Boys
- Rudiger in defence for Young Boys for 15m
- Clyne to Tottenham Network Solutions for 3m – NOT UPHELD
- FCT defence: Mee 4m, Mina 0.5m, Clyne 3m, Zabaleta 0.5m
- FCT midfield: Gundog 3m, Meyer (Palace) 0.5m, Elyounoussi 0.5m, Ozil 21m
- FCT strikers: Ihenacho 0.5m, Lukaku 41m
- Eriksen to Don’t Know Yet for 29m.
- Reopening bid for Aubameyang – NOT UPHELD
- Duplicate Robertson to be removed from Reds
- Treasurer signs Matt Doherty (DF, WLV) and Deulofeu for 0.5m each
- Sporting Lesbians sign Chilwell for 3m
- Piss Poor sign Lingard for 19m
- Fadges sign Aurier for 0.5m rather than 2m
- Craven Cottaging sign Mane for 29m and Alli for 25m
- Dulwich Red Sox sign Ashley Young for 5m
- Dulwich Red Sox sign Aaron Ramsey for 6m
- Ross Barkley now a free agent (previously for Dulwich Red Sox)
- Newington Reds sign Kenedy for 0.5m
- Newington Reds sign Glenn Murray for 0.5m
- Newington Reds sign Andre Gray for 0.5m
- Treasurer signs Willian for 0.5m
- Treasurer signs Lucas Perez for 0.5m
Kenna League – week 2
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Kenna League – week 1