BPFL Week 30: League Cup Semis, Rare Stumble for the ’Keeper

Our Man at the Valley has this week’s Backpost Fantasy League roundup, which features an unlucky, and infrequent, loss for the top-of-the-table coloradokeeper, and the final stages of the BP League Cup:

This week featured the semifinals of the Backpost League Cup.  The draw yielded the following:

Useful Shot, That v. Herk City

Socr_Maniac v. Mudheads

Herk City got a shutout from Bacary Sagna and an assist from Ryo Miyaichi (a young player short on neither talent nor vowels), but not much more prior to Monday’s Manchester United match. Nonetheless, he led Useful Shot, That 24-18 heading into the match; Herk City had Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney to Useful Shot, That’s Clint Dempsey and Rooney as Captain.

In the other semifinal, Socr_Maniac led 20-18 awaiting Monday’s match, after factoring in an automatic substitution of Victor Moses. The Maniac looked like a clear favorite, with Rooney as his captain, and Patrice Evra and Danny Murphy also in his squad. Mudheads were relying on Dempsey and Valencia to overcome the deficit.

As it played out, an assist and a clean sheet from Evans was enough to offset the Rooney goal and Herk City were winners 45-32. The same Rooney goal was enough for Socr_Maniac, as he won 39-23.

The final, between Herk City and Socr-Maniac, takes place this week. Good luck to both teams.

At the top of the table, our leader Coloradokeeper suffered only his third defeat of the season, 44-42 to Sunshine FC.  And though there were wins for the rest of the top 5, the ‘keeper’s lead is still a very healthy seven points with only eight weeks to go.

Performance of the Week: Joakimovo Stado took the honor this week with an impressive 66 points.  It’s the second time in five weeks that Stado has claimed this gong.

Unlucky Loser The dubious prize was shared between Coloradokeeper and Afrikan Letsatsi, who each lost despite having 42 points. It was the second week in a row that Letsatsi shared this prize; unlucky on many different levels.

The big matches at the top of the table this coming week feature leaders Coloradokeeper against sixth placed El Nino and my Disgruntled Numpties facing off against Herk City. The loser of the latter match can forget about his outside chance of winning; the winner will take over third place.

Thanks OMATV. Week 31 kicks off tomorrow (Sat). Don’t forget to set your lineups, and good luck to all.

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