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Another week, another points bonanza. And a points bonanza can mean only 1 thing – somebody’s going to be really rather disappointed.

This week, we didn’t just eliminate 2 teams, we eliminated 2 teams who scored more than any previously eliminated team. And as if that isn’t bad enough, eliminating 2 teams means that 1 more point was all 1 of them would’ve needed. To make it even more delicious, they were both eliminated having made the same player captain, and with the same successful alternative unused. Where’s Alanis Morissette when you need her?*

And we’ve just played the 2nd Round of the WML Cup and, that is something you don’t need when there are lots of points scored, isn’t that right, Julian Edmonds?

So much to get through in fact that I don’t even have time to riff on another team eliminated having played their Wild Card, so let’s dive straight in.

Week 26

Average Score: 65.23 (14 participants) – overall competition average 57.

Highest Score: 84 – overall competition high score 133.

Total competitors: 6,194,179 (+26,778)

Eliminated This Week:

With 51 points: JT11 (James Tweats)
Gameweek Rank: 3,871,860 – bottom 37.49% (yes, that’s really mid-range isn’t it?)
Key Selections:
Captain – Salah (Liverpool) : 8=16 –
successful alternatives : 1 – Foster (WFC) : 10.
7 others scored 12

With 51 points: Wonderstuff 18/19 (Paul Moston) – having played his Wild Card
Gameweek Rank: 3,871,860 – bottom 37.49%
Key Selections:
Captain – Salah (Liverpool) : 8=16 –
successful alternatives : 1 – Foster (WFC) : 10.
6 others scored 7

Surviving this week:

Everyone else scored 60+

Top Scorer:

With 84 points : Una Poca de Gracia (L Dupont)
Gameweek Rank: 282,148 – In the top 4.56%
Key Selections:
Pogba (Man Utd) : C 16=32
Sterling (Man City) : 18
L could even afford to have 6 others score just 10.

Week 26 is dealt with our plucky last 13 have 2 weeks to plan for Week 27 which happens after our continuing dalliance with the FA Cup. There was a time when we used to make the 5th Round almost as a matter of course, you know – truly. And, because of the League Cup Final, there will only be 8 matches played in that Game Week – you did all save your Free Hit for this, didn’t you? No, me neither.

And what happened over the weekend in the real world? Anything worth commenting on? Heh, heh.

Here’s the sheet: WML_LMS_1819_WK26

The 2nd round of this season’s WML Cup competition also happened this week. The full results are here.

Here are the highlights:

The Victor Meldrew Award was won by:

Jud v the 3 Donuts (Julian Edmonds) for losing 82-88 to Keith Dublin Rovers (Mark Carpenter). Yep, 82 points and you lose, sheesh.

Honourable mentions to:
Championship Form (Joe Laver) 79-83 Harry’s Hornets (Chris Hyde)
Glory Hornet Boys (Glyn Francies) 72-73 Goalden Boys (Chris Gomm)

The Tommy Trinder Award was won by:

All Gone Pozzo (Stuart Brant) for winning 56-37 against 7oakshornet (Martin Levy)

Getting the Sean Dyche treatment:
Absolutely Fabulous (Derek Fabb) 58-53 Bangkok Utd (Clive Silver)
Not Sure (Laurence Blake) 62-60 Forza Watford! (Kevin Parker)
The dragon slayer (Josh Martin) 62-33 Eeny Deeney Miny Moe (Andy Myall)

The 3rd Round is scheduled for Game Week 28

*Relax, Alanis, it’s not ironic it’s just a coincidence.