BPFL Gameweek 34: Co-Commissioner’s Blues

It was a tough week for co-commissioner MGlo, who was hoping to continue his ascent up the Top 10, but ran into an unexpected roadblock against a lightly regarded, spelling-challenged underdog.

Here he is with the gory details in this week’s Backpost Fantasy League recap:

Oh how frustrating is this Pool!!

Defeating sixth-place Ahmad Haziq Hashim…No problem. Beating third-place Dynasty of FC Hammer…No Problem. Downing 41st-place The Rihno’s, who beside not being able to spell, have made only six transfers all season, and none since September…Big Problem.

Are you kidding me??!!

And there’s more: He only had eight guys playing against my 10. Going into Monday’s Arsenal-Wigan game I was down 13 but with Captain van Persie, Walcott and Sagna against Watson who wasn’t even playing. That’s 8 points right there for those three, pulling me right away to within 5 points. Are you telling me van Persie can’t score a goal? Walcott can’t? Sagna can’t come up with a clean sheet? They were playing Wigan. At Home! By the eighth minute I was ready to hang myself as the Latics went 2-0 up. Then Sagna got booked…and you know the rest. So instead of being in seventh place, I am in ninth.

Sigh…

At the top of the table coloradokeeper continues to lead and can now finish no worse than 3rd. He has won two straight and three of his last four, and maintains a 5-point lead over second-place Herk City. Eight consecutive victories have kept City hot on the leader’s tails. While pushing for the top spot though, they are also trying to fend off third-place Dynasty of FC Hammer, who are just 2 points back. Hammer returned to winning ways and are unbeaten in seven of their last eight (6-1-1).

Despite being trounced 70-39 last week by the surging I Am Liverpool squad, fourth-place DisgruntledNumpties look to be safe in that spot. But the Numpties must put a run together rather than alternate wins and losses as they have done over the past four weeks. They will be hoping for a second straight win when they face struggling The Xerex’s Team, who hold the seventh position and have lost two of their last three. Fifth place belongs to Afrikan Letsatsi, who have won four in a row, and are ahead of sixth-place Ahmad Haziq Hashim on point differential. El nino moved into the eighth slot with their first win in five matches and are 1 point better than my team, Old27m. My second loss in three games has allowed a younger version of me to catch up: I Am Liverpool, managed by my son, have won six in a row and seven of their last eight to round out the Top 10.

Performance of The Week: Kudos to mudheads who won another POTW gong. Captain Wayne Rooney earned 26 points with two goals and 3 Bonus points, while Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson chipped in with 14 from a goal, an assist and 3 Bonus points. Michel Vorm, Johnny Evans and Matt Kilgallon all pitched clean sheets to take his total for the week to 73.

Unlucky Loser: Naturally, it was me, Old 27m. I had 51 points, which would have beaten 29 other teams.

Thanks MGlo. Better luck next week.

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