Another week, another record – unfortunately, just like last week, not quite a record that any of us would have wanted.  In the real world, getting to 40 points is the assumed target, and once you’ve reached that, you’re OK.  In this competition, on the other hand, matching the overall (as in the full 4.4 million players) average score has always been a target.
The problem with those sort of stats based targets is that, at some point, you’ll hit a situation where it doesn’t apply.  Unfortunately, this week, all of our remaining players bettered that average so it was instead all about the player that didn’t quite better it as well as everybody else.
No matter that this also set a new record high eliminated score; no matter that the eliminated score was only 20 off the highest scorer.  All that matters is that the lowest scorer goes.
If it wasn’t tense before, it’s going to be from now on.

Week 33

Average Score: 56.14 (7 participants) – overall competition average 46

Highest Score: 67 – overall competition high score 110

Lowest Surviving Score: 50

Eliminated this week:

With 47 points: A game of two thirds (Jon Gowshall)

Key Selections:
Nothing really stands out – 3 players only scored 1, 4 only scored 2, 2 scored 7, which is just too many low scores.

Gameweek Rank: 2,115,424 (out of 4,468,591) which is a new high for an eliminated team.

Safe this week:

With 53 points:

Ratford United (Ian Hayter),

Top scorer this week with 67 points : Off to Okavanga (Derek Fabb).

Key Selections:

All Out Attack
: Spurs C 12=24
Son : 10
Capoue : 8
3 others scoring 6 each.

Gameweek Rank: 178,993 (The lowest since records began.

Remaining Teams – 6.

And, just so you know, here they are:

Forza Watford Tom Guzik
Hornetz David Weale
Horns of a Dilemma Adam Isaacs
Off to Okavanga Derek Fabb
Ratford United Ian Hayter
When Ken’s Fishing Ian Poole

With packing your team with Spurs and Chelsea players clearly a good idea, that’s what I did.  Shame matches in the FA Cup don’t count.

Here is the sheet: