BPFL Week 36: Table-Toppers Toppled

Not too long ago, the coloradokeeper was cruising, seemingly unstoppably, toward the BPFL title. Oh, what a difference a few weeks makes.

Co-commissioner MGlo is here with your Week 36 writeup (Week 37 wraps up tomorrow; Our Man at the Valley will have that recap later in the week):

There’s a new Sheriff in town and his name is Herk City! That’s right. We have a new leader in the Backpost Fantasy League. After 27 weeks at the top of the table, coloradokeeper have been knocked from their perch. With two gameweeks to go, the Top 3 teams are separated by just 2 points. Herk City are in first place with 84 points. They have now won 10 straight and are 1 point ahead of the aforementioned keeper.

The Rocky Mountain club has been struggling of late with two consecutive defeats and just 9 points from a possible 21. The slump has allowed third-place Dynasty of FC Hammer, 7-1-1 in their last 9, to pull within 1 point of 2nd spot. Here are the remaining matches for the 3 teams:

Herk City

A v Gunters (#25)

H v Joakimovo stado (#22)

coloradokeeper

H v YourAdHere (#40)

H v Abes Army (#28)

Dynasty of FC Hammer

A v Joakimovo stado (#22)

H v The Xerex’s Team (#9)

It appears that coloradokeeper has the easiest run-in, with both matches in the rarefied air of their home stadium, something Bolivia uses to full advantage in World Cup qualifying. If the keeper can get back on track, and City slip up once, the title should be his. But don’t discount the current leader Herk City, who are the in-form team of the moment. FC Hammer have the toughest road to the title but if they take care of business, and the other squads drop points, they could swoop for the title in the last minute. Stay tuned.

As for the remaining places in the Top 10, DisgruntledNumpties will finish 4th regardless of results, while the other places are up for grabs with 4 points separating the fifth and 14th spots.

Performance of The Week: Clearly it has been Herk City’s week, as not only did they take over the Top spot, but they also won this award for the fourth time this season. More than half of City’s whopping 114 points came from his forwards. Captain Pappiss Cisse, Nikica Jelavic and Fernando Torres scored nine goals and earned 11 Bonus Points. Tottenham’s Rafael Van der Vaart added 2 goals, an assist and a clean sheet in two matches for 22 points, and John Terry and Mark Schwarzer chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Unlucky Loser:Giorgio Chinaglia takes the gong as his 79 points were good enough to beat 32 teams, but not his opponent this week.

Thank you, Mr. Commissioner. This one’s coming down to the wire.

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