May 22, 2017
Rajah FC, the fantasy football team of long-standing IME client Mahmood Rajah Khan, have been crowned champions of the firm's Fantasy Football League.
After a thrilling end to the season, Rajah FC won with a final points tally of 2,201 pipping Neil McConnachie's 'Mr McC's Barmy Army' to the title and will now collect £200 in prize money.
In a race which went down to the wire, McC's outscored Rajah FC by 13 points on the final day but still fell short by only 4 points. By way of consolation he now picks up £100 as runner-up in the championship.
Ian McDonald presents Mahmood Rajah Khan with his winner's cheque
Top amongst IME staff was Ian McDonald's 'Redhallnomore' who, in fifth place with 2,018 points, managed to fend off Walter Heggie's 'Aberjambodour' by a slender margin of 6 points.
John McDonalds 'No I or ME in IME', Gary McGurk's 'Nae Chance FC' and Andy Borthwick's 'Yoora FC' ended the season in 7th, 8th and 9th place respectively.
Winning the scrap to finish in the top 10 was IME's managing director Iain Mercer whose 'Elm All Stars' outscored Chris Duff's 'Sons of Pitches' by 69 to 45 points on the final day to finish on 1,868 points.
It was as you where in the bottom half of the table apart from Nadir Khan-Juhoor's 'Team Jordan' who overtook Bruce Robertson's 'Brucia Dortmund' by recording a storming 81 points to steal 13th position.
Keith Burn's 'Pars United' managed to notch a whopping 72 points but it was too little, too late to improve on 15th place. It was enough, however, to finish ahead of Scott McKay's 'McKay's Maestros' and Robin Blacklock's 'Heart of East Lothian'.
Propping up the table in the relegation spot are Allied Surveyors' 'Athletic Allied'. Cut adrift at the bottom some weeks ago they finished their dismal campaign on 1,453 points some 154 points behind second bottom 'Heart of East Lothian'.
"Our congratulations go to Rajah FC for winning the league and showing tremendous consistency throughout the season," commented Mr Mercer.
"It was hotly contested right up to the final weekend and we now look forward to launching the new league in the summer and, as always, inviting fellow agents, property professionals and clients to take part."