BPFL Gameweek 25: Another Family Derby, League Cup Draw, and A Case of the Surging Numpties

Here comes Co-commissioner MGlo with your BPFL wrap-up, sizzling like a skillet full of fajitas:

We are back after a week off for FA Cup action, and with that competition—as well as Sunday’s League Cup Final between Liverpool and Cardiff—in mind, we are beginning our own Backpost League Cup. The top 22 teams in the table will get a first-round bye, and await the 10 winners of this week’s opening round featuring the bottom 20 clubs.

The Draw is as follows:

Bertie Wooster FC        v        Useful Shot, That

ChaiceBrosMakeAllLea          v         tranungkite

Taeguk Warriors            v         Joakimovo stado

Sleeping Giant                 v          Gunters

Tango                                   v         The Rihno’s

RayDomPsychicAdvisor     v     Team Fortress 4

The Losers                            v        Abes Army

Stemmy                         v            Chelsea Chris

DHD Photography              v        YourAdHere

Escobar’s Revenge               v        Fluffy Bunnies

In the event of a tie, the following tie-breaks will be applied until a winner is determined:

Most goals scored in the Gameweek;

Fewest goals conceded in the Gameweek;

Coin Toss

Good Luck to All!

Returning to the BPFL regular season, first-place coloradokeeper increased his advantage over second-place Dynasty of FC Hammer to 5 points. The ’keeper stretched his unbeaten run to five games with a 37–23 victory over UNITED S.U.V., while the Hammers saw their four-game win streak come to an end in a 42–37 loss to Bertie Wooster FC. Third-place Herk City fell 45–33 to my squad, Old27m, and dropped 11 points off the pace.

El nino moved back into fourth-place, ending their two-game skid with a 52–20 romp over Stemmy, while the surging DisgruntledNumpties continued their push for a Champions League spot with a 54–37 win over Joakimovo Stado. It was the Numpties 10th victory in 12 matches. They are in fifth-place and haven’t lost in their last seven games (6-0-1, w-l-t). Trailing the Numpties on Point Differential are sixth-place Giorgio Chinaglia, who have lost two in a row.

One point further back, separated by Point Differential as well, are seventh-place Ahmad Haziq Hashim, who dropped a 63–41 decision to Lildweaver, and eighth-place The Xerex’s Team, who were 40–36 winners over Gunters. The Xerex’s have won three in a row, and lost just once in their last 11 (10-1-0).

Afrikan Letsatsi remain ninth, after four consecutive wins, including this week’s 28–24 defensive squeaker over Taeguk Warriors, while Sunshine FC rounds out the top 10, unbeaten in their last nine, and winners of three straight, including a 34–32 thriller this past week over Chelsea Chris.

Performance of the Week: It took 24 matches, but Sleeping Giant finally awoke from his slumber to take the award this week, with 77 points, most of them from the defense. [Thank you, thank you.—Ed.] The Giant’s backline produced 7 Bonus Points, three goals, and two clean sheets, helping his team run roughshod over YourAdHere in another BPFL Family Derby (Y.A.H. is the Giant’s brother).

Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross earned 10 points, Benoit Assou-Ekotto chipped in 13 and Joleon Lescott racked up 15. That’s 38 points from the defense. Norwich City striker Grant Holt kicked in 12 and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey added 9.

Unlucky Loser: YourAdHere made it a spirited Derby match, mustering 49 points—a total that would have beaten 31 other teams but, much like in the backyard at home when they were kids, was not enough to topple the Giant.

Matches of the Week: Two matches of note headline the upcoming Gameweek 26. First-place coloradokeeper hosts the struggling  sixth-place Giorgio Chinaglia, and fifth-place DisgruntledNumpties visit 11th-place Lildweaver, who are hoping to break into the top 10.

Thanks MGlo. We have a regular Gameweek this weekend: six games on Saturday, three on Sunday. Don’t forget to set your lineups, and good luck in both the league and the Cup.

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