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It has, over recent years, been my proud boast that a bad day at Vicarage Rd doesn’t even ruin my journey home but, bloody hell, guys, I have to change trains at Selhurst, you know.

Right, now that’s off my chest and, recognising that this a fantasy football blog, as opposed to a nightmare before Christmas (which may well turn out to be tomorrow), and now we’ve wrapped the presents and got the Christmas cards up (I get all the technical jobs) let’s get on with the important stuff.

We lose a further 4 this week, all of whom had different Captains, of which the lowest scorer played for Man City – but didn’t they? (yes they did) and didn’t? (yes, he did), so how? (I don’t know, I haven’t gone into it in depth, it’s not the final yet.  In that particular case, selecting anybody else from his team as Captain would have saved him.
Another relatively high scoring week, with the 4 eliminated players and the lowest survivor again being the only teams to score below 40.  Having said that, there were some stunning failures amongst the regular selections.

Last week this blog featured my “cojones” moment – let’s refresh our memories:

I don’t know whether I should mention this, but I outscored all 33 of this week’s competitors; yes, OK, I was eliminated 7 weeks ago, but it’s my competition, my blog and my birthday so … 68 points and on page 1 of the WML league table – I’ll be back on page 2 on Monday, you see.

At least I was right – back on page 2 and knocked out of the cup.

Anyway, let’s have a look, shall we:

Week 18

Average Score: 54.2 (30 participants) – overall competition average 52

Highest Score: 76 – overall competition high score 123

Overall Competitors: 5,553,052 (an increase of 39,311 – what???)

Eliminated This Week:

With 27 points: Why am I doing this? (James Tweats)
Gameweek Rank:
5,312,463
Key Selections:
Captain – Kane (Spurs) : 1=2 – successful alternatives: 1
7 others scored 4 between them.
Bench
Nothing would’ve helped.

With 32 points: AFC Boondoggle (Steve Eustice)
Gameweek Rank:
5,113,982
Key Selections:
Captain – Richarlison (Watford) : 2=4 – successful alternatives: 2
5 other players scored 2 between them (yep, you read that correctly)
Bench
Nothing would’ve helped.

With 33 points: Balls In The Box (Jon Gowshall)
Gameweek Rank:
4,994,578
Key Selections:
Captain – Lacazette (Apsenal) : 2=4 – successful alternatives: 3
7 other players scored 10 between them
Bench
Nothing would’ve helped.

With 33 points: Vicarage Roeders (James McNeill)
Gameweek Rank:
4,994,578
Key Selections:
Captain – Jesus (Man City) : -1=-2 – successful alternatives: 10(!!)
5 other players scored 8 between them
Bench
Nothing would’ve helped.

Surviving this week:

Barnestoneworth Utd (Tim Turner) : 35
Troy Story (L Dupont) : 40

Top Scorer:

With 76 points : All Gone Pozzo (Stuart Brant)
Gameweek Rank:
282,342
Key Selections:
Salah (Liverpool) : (C) 8=16
Rooney (Everton) : 13
Sterling (Man City) : 12
Firmino (Liverpool) : 12
3 others scored 3 between them

So we are down to 26 players going into Week 19 – which starts tonight, don’t forget.

Here’s the sheet: WML_LMS_1718_WK18

 

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