Co-commissioner MGlo has the BPFL Gameweek 21 recap—and his fortunes are plummeting faster than, well, you’ll see:
Well, my team is sinking fast. Out of the Cup a week ago thanks to Manchester United defender Phil Jones’ own goal and losing in the league this past week thanks to Blackburn striker Yakubu’s sending off coupled with Spurs marksman Emmanuel Adebayor’s called back goal. I have now dropped down into 13th place. It could only be worse if I had Francesco Schettino as my captain!
But enough about me. Let’s look at the top of the table. Everything remains the same from last week as all but one of the Top 10 teams was victorious. First-place coloradokeeper returned to his winning ways, as did second-place Dynasty FC of Hammer. Four points separate the two squads, but they have moved farther ahead of Herk City, who occupy the third spot. City were the only team in the Top 10 not to win. Their defeat allowed El nino to pull level on points, but the latter remain fourth on point difference. Giorgio Chinaglia stay fifth with sixth-place Ahmad Haziq Hashim right on the Cosmos legend’s heels.
Seventh-place Lildweaver have won seven straight to move within 4 points of third place, while eighth-place DisgruntledNumpties are narrowly ahead of The Xerex’s Team, holding an edge on point difference.
The Numpties may be disgruntled, but they have won seven of their last eight, while Xerex have won eight of their last nine. New to the Top 10 is Sunshine FC, who have won four in a row.
Performance of The Week: Lildweaver was our team of the week thanks to a very strong defense which earned four clean sheets. Captain Joe Hart led the way between the posts with 14 points, while Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor added 12 thanks to an assist and 3 Bonus points. Liverpool’s Jose Enrique also earned 3 Bonus points while Chelsea defender John Terry hauled in 6 regular points. Gareth Bale of Tottenham added an assist for 5 points, while Wayne Rooney, despite missing a penalty, added two assists. Norwich’s Steve Morison chipped in with a goal and 1 Bonus point as Lildweaver pulled in 68 total points.
Unlucky Loser: Team Fortress 4 were once again the recipient of this award as their 54 points were good enough to beat 31 other teams—but not Sleeping Giant, which eked out a win with 56 points.
Cup: Four more teams were knocked out of the Cup last week, leaving coloradokeeper, Herk City, El nino, Giorgio Chinaglia, The Xerex’s Team and Sunshine FC to lead the Backpost charge.
Matches of the Week: Two matches stand out in the coming week. One is the brotherly derby between first-place coloradokeeper and eighth-place DisgruntledNumpties. The keeper fired the first broadside when we caught up with him during training. “I heard the Numpties were once good at this pool”, said the manager. No word yet from the Numpties camp as they prepare for a tough battle.
The other match of note is between Sleeping Giant and I Am Liverpool. In Gameweek 21, The Giant made his first change in over a month, and ended a five-game losing streak. The team is excited and feel this just might be the kick start they need. At their press conference, the Giant manager exclaimed “We’re on our way! Second-half surge, here we come.” Liverpool, despite the youth of their leadership, should prove a tough challenge.
Thanks Commish. Huge—or, as Mike Francesa would say if he paid attention to soccer, yoooooooge weekend coming up, with Man City v Tottenham and Arsenal v Man United. Don’t forget to set your lineups Friday night.