Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scream it from the rooftops - Rob is the champion

11 seasons Rob Munden has toiled sweat and blood in the N&R FL, and eventually it all came good. Rob will collect the N&R championship trophy at the prestigious New Moon on August 8th after winning the title after an exciting season.

Rob was top of the Play-Off's in week 37 and fought a tough battle with Ken Cobbett all the way down the home straight. In week 39 just 6 points separated the two but Rob found another gear and ended 43 points in front of the man from Chartis.

Rob, who is the London Manager of Travelers got of to a flyer and was top of Div 1 after just 3 weeks, and apart from week 16 when Chris Wright took over, he was top until the final day of the season.

When we got into the business part of the season Rob's main threats came from the unknown qualities of men from Division 2. KC, Richard Richards, Neil Wallis, Mark Gregory and Simon Ward all gave chase, and then he also had to fend off a super late challenge from Steve Black and the ever consistent John McGowan.

Rob famously shared an intimate moment with a roofer in his bedroom in Surrey, and to be honest that is probably up there with some of his underwriting quotes as the most embarrassing moments in his life. But, now he can tell everyone his most proudest moment..... Champion of the N&R FL. Well done mate, you are a deserved winner.

Ken was a very worthy runner-up, and now we'll wait and see if he can repeat it next season. Rich was 3rd and he can be very proud of his excellent fantasy season.

In 4th was the ultimate late finisher Steve Black, who if he can start better next time will be a big favourite to be our first ever American winner. 5th was Johnny Mc, who had his 5th consecutive top 10 finish and 6th came Neil Wallis with long time front runner Mark Gregory 7th.

Steve Merchant after an average first season came really good this year and finished in an excellent 8th with old pro Barry Paull 9th, with Wardy causing a big shock by claiming 10th and Bluefin's Neil Bixby 11th.

Final Top of the N&R FL 2010/11 Table:
1. Rob Munden, 1,511
2. Ken Cobbett, 1,467
3. Richard Richards 1,463
4. Steve Black 1,432
5. John McGowan 1,427

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