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Choose the right captain, when everyone else chooses the wrong one, and this is easy.

Choose the wrong one, when everyone chooses the right one, however and the result is (as Mr Micawber so succinctly put it) misery.  Mané, you could argue was an obvious choice – Ben Foster, less so; Harry Kane, on the other hand, at home to Man City? On that pitch? We’ve been here before, I think.
Both of our departees had Captain trouble, such that the right choice would’ve upgraded a not bad score to a good enough score – in fact, in 1 case, the choice of captain was unfortunate enough, but the of vice-captain made it even more frustrating.  Add to that a narrow escape for another Wild Card player and it was an interesting weekend.
At the top of the tree, we had no fewer than 6 scores over 80 (including Mr Brant.  Again).

Here, for your delectation, are the details:

Week 10

Average Score: 61.58 (40 participants) – overall competition average 58

Highest Score: 86 – overall competition high score 145

Total competitors: 5,805,667 (+27,163)

Eliminated This Week:

With 32 points: Jaspers Jackals (Debs Vincent)
Gameweek Rank:
5,466,656 – bottom 5.84%
Key Selections:
Captain – Kane (Spurs) : 2=4 –
successful alternatives : 2 – Alonso (Chelsea) : 11, Ben Foster : 9 (on the bench)
8 others scored 14
Bench:
Foster : 9 instead of Alisson (Liverpool) : 2

With 35 points: Jazz and Rave 2 (Ben Williams)
Gameweek Rank:
5,345,070 – bottom 7.93%
Key Selections:
Captain – Hazard (Chelse) – didn’t play
Vice Captain – Maguire (Leicester) : 2=4 –
successful alternatives : 3 – Ben Foster : 9 (on the bench), Brooks (Bournemouth) : 8, Laporte (Man City) : 6
7 others scored 14
Bench:
Foster : 9 instead of Alisson : 2 – all the others had been automatically subbed in.

Surviving this week:

Winners FC (Connor Carpenter) : 36 – for the second week in a row.

Top Scorer:

With 86 points : Tallahatchie Bridge (Andrew Taylor)
Gameweek Rank:
280,441 – In the top 4.83%
Key Selections:
Mané (Liverpool) : (C) 15=30
Alonso (Chelsea) : 11
Pereyra : 11
Fraser (Bournemouth) : 11

Honorable mentions to:

Wonderstuff 18/19 (Paul Moston) : 83
Vicarage Roeders (James McNeill) : 83
JT11 (James Tweats) : 82
Egg Fried Reus (Paul Shelock) : 82
All Gone Pozzo (Stuart Brant) : 81

My team? Captain didn’t play – vice captain 5=10.  Captain automatically replaced by Isaac Success : 6 – 50 points, job done.

Week 10 is history and we now have 38 teams going into Week 11, which takes us to Newcastle.  So which are you – nervous (they’ve got to win sometime) or confident (but not against us)? Yeah, me too.
I’ll just refer you to my closing remarks last week:
“Bring in Schindler, Mooy and Mounie, do you think?  Or make Pereyra captain?”
Pity I didn’t follow my own advice, really.

Here’s the sheet: WML_LMS_1819_WK10