Adam Johnson Fan Club 2017/18

Chairman 69 problems
…but running the world’s leading London pub-based fantasy football league ain’t one: The AJFC manager and Kenna chairman

Manager: Stix

Twitter name@jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and chairman)

Home groundBig Wong

Training facilityThe Forbidden Garden

Trophy cabinet:
Champions 2005/06
Canesten Combi Cup winner 2006
Treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Dr Khumalo World Cup 2010)
Narcozep Cup winner 2017

Form
2005/06 – 1st
2006/07 – 3rd
2007/08 – 7th
2008/09 – 9th
2009/10 – 1st
2010/11 – 4th
2011/12 – 16th
2012/13 – 18th (relegated)
2013/14 – 10th
2014/15 – 11th
2015/16 – 11th
2016/17 – 13th (cup winner)

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts musicLet Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D

What the chalkstripes in Kenna HQ speculations department are saying: Appears to have bought three players in no danger of walking on a football pitch anytime soon, another treble-winning season not on the cards – 50/1

Auction XI (4-3-3)
Remaining budget: £9.5m

Heaton, T BUR  £6.00
Luiz, D CHE  £10.00
Clyne, N LIV  £0.50
Ogbonna, A WHM  £0.50
Janmaat, D WAT  £0.50
Alli, D TOT  £35.00
Silva, B MCY  £17.00
Drinkwater, D LEI  £0.50
Welbeck, D ARS  £7.00
Defoe, J BOU  £13.00
Lookman, A EVE  £0.50
 £90.50
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Adam Johnson Fan Club 2016/17

Chairman 69 problems
…but running the world’s best London pub-based fantasy football auction ain’t one: The AJ Fan Club manager and Kenna chairman

Manager: Stix

Twitter name@jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and chairman)

Home groundBig Wong

Training facility: The Forbidden Garden

Trophy cabinet: Champions 2005/06, Canesten Combi Cup winner 2006, treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Dr Khumalo World Cup 2010)

Kenna Index rating: 0.48 – 8th
2005/06 – 1st
2006/07 – 3rd
2007/08 – 7th
2008/09 – 9th
2009/10 – 1st
2010/11 – 4th
2011/12 – 16th
2012/13 – 18th (relegated)
2013/14 – 10th
2014/15 – 11th
2015/16 – 11th

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts musicLet Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D

Starting XI – August auction

Fabianski, L SWA £ 6.00
Fonte, J SOT £ 7.00
Simpson, D LEI £ 3.00
Funes Mori, R (sold TW1) EVE £ 3.00
Pieters, E STO £ 7.00
Zuniga, J WAT £ 0.50
Adomah, A (sold TW1) AVL £ 0.50
Rodwell, J (sold TW2) SUN £ 0.50
Oscar (sold TW2) CHE £ 15.00
Aguero, S MCY £ 45.00
Valencia, E (sold TW1) EVE £ 0.50
£ 88.00

First transfer window – Friday 7 October 2016 (12th)

In
Gareth Barry – Everton midfielder – £9m
Granit Xhaka – Arsenal midfielder – £0.5m
Victor Wanyama – Spurs midfielder – £0.5m

Out
Ramiro Funes Mori – Everton defender – free
Albert Adomah – Middlesborough midfielder – free
Enner Valencia – Everton striker – free

Formation: 4-5-1
Remaining budget: £12m

Second transfer window – Friday 10 February 2017 (18th)

In
Victor Moses – Chelsea midfielder – £6m
Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth striker – £8m

Out
Jack Rodwell – Sunderland midfielder – £0.5m (to Judean Peoples’ Front)
Oscar – Chelsea midfielder – free

Formation: 4-4-2
Remaining budget: £8.5m

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Napoleon Dynorod

Manager: Stix (the chairman)

Nationality: Le Rosbif

International honours: 2010 Dr Khumalo World Cup champions

Formation: 5-4-1

Hart, J ENG £9m
Limbersky, D CZE £5m
Sagna, B FRA £9m
Pepe POT £5m
Djourou, J SUI £3m
Juanfran ESP £15m
Kroos, T GER £15m
Larsson, S SWE £0.5m
Calhanoglu, H TUR £10m
Klein, F AUT £0.5m
Kalinic, N CRO £0.5m
£72.5m
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KS West Green 2015/16

Chairman 69 problems
…and most of them are Kenna managers: The KS West Green manager and Kenna chairman

Manager: Stix

Twitter name@jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and chairman)

Home ground: St Ann’s

Training facility: Black Boy Lane

Trophy cabinet: Champions 2005/06, Canesten Combi Cup winner 2006, treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Dr Khumalo World Cup 2010)

Kenna Index rating: 0.48 – 8th
2005/06 – 1st
2006/07 – 3rd
2007/08 – 7th
2008/09 – 9th
2009/10 – 1st
2010/11 – 4th
2011/12 – 16th
2012/13 – 18th (relegated)
2013/14 – 10th
2014/15 – 11th

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts musicLet Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D

Season preview in one sentence (on 29 September): A team built for the hardship of a long season rather than glitz.

Mignolet, S LIV £9m
Gabriel (TW1) ARS £14m
Bertrand, R SOT £10m
Bassong, S NOR £3m
O’Shea, J SUN £0.5m
Abdi, A (TW2) WAT £0.5m
Kante, N (TW2) LEI £0.5m
Oscar CHE £11m
Fletcher, D (TW2) WAT £0.5m
Gomis, B SWA £7m
Aguero, S MCY £39m
£95m

First transfer window – Friday 2 October 2015

In
Gabriel – Arsenal defender – £14m

Out
Trippier, K – Tottenham defender – free

Remaining budget: £5m

Second transfer window – Friday 5 February 2016

In
Kante, N – Leicester midfielder – £0.5m
Fletcher, D – West Brom midfielder – £0.5m
Abdi, A – Watford midfielder – £0.5m

Out
Carrick, M – Manchester United midfielder – free
Puncheon, J – Crystal Palace midfielder – free
Colback, J – Newcastle midfielder – free

Remaining budget: £13m

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KS West Green 2014/15

Chairman 69 problems
…but running the world’s best pub-based fantasy football auction ain’t one: The KS West Green manager and Kenna chairman

Manager: Stix

Twitter name@jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and chairman)

Last season: 10th

Trophy cabinet: Champions 2005/06, Canesten Combi Cup winner 2006, treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Dr Khumalo World Cup 2010)

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts musicLet Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D

Season preview in one sentence: In a bid to pick week-in-week-out players and grind out consistent performances, the chairman has assembled an unspectacular side heavily reliant on the fitness of Sergio Aguero.

Speroni, J CRY  £7.00 
Ivanovic, B CHE  £9.00 
Dawson, C (TW1) WBA  £4.00 
Chambers, L (TW1) ARS  £0.50 
Stones, J (TW2) EVE  £6.00 
Arnautovic, M STO  £14.00 
Carrick, M MUN  £0.50 
Routledge, W SWA  £1.00 
Barton, J QPR  £2.00 
Talbot, F (TW2) (Bramble) HMP  £20.00 
Peres, A (TW2) NEW  £8.00 
 £92.00m 

First transfer window – 17 October 2014

In
Dawson, C – defender, WBA – £4m
Chambers, L – defender, ARS – £0.5m
Kaboul, Y – defender, TOT – £8m

Out
McAuley, G – defender, WBA – £0m
Sakho, M – defender, LIV – £0m
Davies, B – defender, TOT – £0m

Remaining budget: £0.5m

Second transfer window – Saturday 7 February 2015

In
Stones, J – defender, EVE – £6m
Fred ‘The Weatherman’ Talbot – striker, HMP – £20m (Titus Bramble player)
Peres, A – striker, NEW – £8m

Out
Kaboul, Y – defender, TOT – £0m
Aguero, S – striker, MCY – £0m
Long, S – striker, SOT – £0m

Remaining budget: -£3.5m

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Copa Lallana

Manager: Stix (the chairman)

Nationality: English

International honours: 2010 Dr Khumalo World Cup winner

Casillas, I – ESP – GK  £20.00 
Ciman, L – BEL – DEF  £3.50 
Zuniga, J – COL – DEF  £0.50 
de Vrij, S – NED – DEF  £0.50 
Chedjou, A – CMR – DEF  £0.50 
Perisic, I – CRO – MID  £3.00 
Susic, T – BIH – MID  £7.00 
Valbuena, M – FRA – MID  £11.00 
Reus, M – GER – MID  £3.00 
Rooney, W – ENG – STR  £9.00 
Neymar – BRA – STR  £8.00 
   £66.00 
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KS West Green 2013/14

Stix
New club, new training facility: The KS West Green manager

Twitter name: @jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and chairman)

Last season: 18th (relegated)

Trophy cabinet: Champions 2005/06, Canesten Combi Cup winner 2006, treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Dr Khumalo World Cup 2010)

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts music: Let Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D

Outlook (on 27 September 2013): As both Kenna chairman and competitor, the former Vasco De Beauvoir manager faces an increasingly inescapable conundrum. At the reins of Kenna HQ, the chairman has seen the league swell in popularity and elan with a record 20 managers last season enjoying unprecedented attendance at transfer windows. In charge of Vasco De Beauvoir, the manager has overseen the club’s steady decline since the treble-winning year of 2010, resulting in a slump to relegation for the first time. Indifferent to the Kenna’s overall success, the powers that be at Vasco had enough. Despite bringing them more glory than any other team in the league’s history the manager was handed his P45 in May.

Taking the number 67 bus from De Beauvoir deeper into north London, the chairman has found new employ at Klub Sportowy in West Green, where the streets are literally paved with empty Polish beer cans. The Worcestershire man may be from the pear county, but five weeks into the season his tenure is failing to bear much fruit. Ashley Williams, Nathaniel Clyne and £40m Sergio Aguero may be justifying their expense, but the manager is beset by injury and loss of form.

The Ox made an impressive first 45 minutes to the season, but hasn’t played since. ‘Release’ Bryan Ruiz pulled up right in front of the manager’s nose at Craven Cottage two weeks ago. Andre Schurrle, who averages a goal every three games for club and country, is struggling to make an impact and looks like he will soon share a similar fate to Graham Dorrans and Wes Hoolahan – and lose his place in the starting line up. Mark Hudson captained his side last season but now can’t get a place in the team. Jordi Spence is on loan in the lower divisions. Anders Lindegaard is getting as much time in goal at Old Trafford as Anders Breivik.

So while KS West Green may not be in line for any traditional Kenna silverware, they’re surely an early favourite in the Little Maddy award for least appearances stakes.

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(B) = player awarded under the Titus Bramble ruling

Speroni, J CRY £0.5m
Davies, C HUL £0.5m
Clyne, N SOT £7m
Williams, A SWA £9m
Bardesley, P SUN £5m
Barry, G EVE £0.5m
Schurrle, A CHE £14m
Whittingham, P CAR £2m
Ox-Chamberlain, A ARS £0.5m
Aguero, S MCY £39m
De Jong, L NEW £5m
£83m

First transfer window – 5 October 2013

Starting budget: £13.5m, remaining budget: £5m, net loss: £8.5m

Out       In      
Pos Player Team Sold POS Player Team Value
GK Lindegaard, A MUN Free GK Speroni, J C RY £0.5m
DEF Spence, J (TB) WHU Free DEF Davies, C HUL £0.5m
DEF Hudson, M CAR Free DEF Whittaker, S NOR £5.0m
MID Dorrans, G WBA Free MID Barry, G EVE £0.5m
MID Hoolahan, W NOR Free MID Whittingham, P CAR £2m

Second transfer window – 7 February 2014

Starting budget: £15m, remaining budget: £5m, net loss: £10m

Out       In      
Pos Player Team Sold POS Player Team Value
DEF Whittaker, S NOR Free DEF Bardsley, P SUN £5m
STR Ruiz, B FUL Free STR De Jong, L NEW £5m
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Vasco De Beauvoir

Manager: Stix (Worcestershire)

Twitter name: @jeffkennaleague

Since: 2005 (co-founder and Chairman)

Last season: 16th

Trophy cabinet: Champions 2005/06, treble in 2009/2010 (league, cup, Khumalo World Cup 2010)

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Darts music: Highway to the Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

Outlook: People used to say that Brazil were the Vasco De Beauvoir of world football, but those heady, summer, treble-winning days of 2010 seem a Rory Delap throw in away looking at the club’s current shower. In what’s become known as the most epic Bramble of all time, £40m Sergio Aguero was replaced in the auction by Leroy Lita, but a month-long lay off with injury means not even the prolific Argentine could have dragged this bunch of misfits to anything but a relegation battle. Tomas ‘Little Mozart’ Rosicky, himself off until October with injury, should be preparing a requiem for the manager’s chances of being employed come May.

(B) = player awarded under the Titus Bramble ruling

Al-Habsi, A WIG £2.5m
Harte, I REA £10m
Nastasic, M MCY £13m
Ferdinand, R MUN £6.5m
McAuley, G WBA £0.5m
Gutierrez, J NEW £5m
Etherington, M STO £0.5m
Puncheon, J SOT £29m
Ramires CHE £12m
Ruiz, B FUL £0.5m
Podolski, L ARS £40m
 Total £119.5m

Second transfer window – 1 February 2013

Out     In
Kolorov, A MCY £19m Nastasic, M MCY £13m
Surman, A NOR £0.5m Puncheon, J SOT £29m

First transfer window – 26 October 2012

Out     In
Hibbert, T EVE £5m Kolarov, A MCY £19m
Pennant, J STO £1m Etherington, M STO £0.5m
Rosicky, T ARS £1.5m Surman, A NOR £0.5m
Borini, F LIV £19m Ruiz, B FUL £0.5m
Lita, L (B) SWA £20m Podolski, L ARS £40m
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Vasco De Beauvoir (second window)

Vasco De Beauvoir made no transfers in the second window

Manager: Mr Alistair Drummond (ENG)

Since: 2005 (founder member)

Trophy cabinet: League winners in 2005, league and cup double in 2010

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Schwarzer, M FUL £0.5m
Young, L QPR £10m
Bosingwa, J CHE £14m
Hutton, A AVL £0.5m
Boyce, E WIG £0.5m
Pilkington, A NOR £10m
Nzonzi, S BLR £0.5m
Kuyt, D LIV £20m
Gardner, C SUN £3m
Aguero, S MCY £40m
Lita, L SWA £0.5m
£99.5m
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Vasco De Beauvoir (first window)

Manager: Mr Alistair Drummond (ENG)

Since: 2005 (founder member)

Trophy cabinet: League winners in 2005, league and cup double in 2010

Sympathies: Kidderminster Harriers

Schwarzer, M FUL £0.5m
Young, L QPR £10m
Bosingwa, J CHE £14m
Hutton, A AVL £0.5m
Boyce, E WIG £0.5m
Pilkington, A NOR £10m
Nzonzi, S BLR £0.5m
Kuyt, D LIV £20m
Gardner, C SUN £3m
Aguero, S MCY £40m
Lita, L SWA £0.5m
£99.5m
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