PLAYER OWNERSHIP – FREE HIT EDITION

PLAYER OWNERSHIP – FREE HIT EDITION

Welcome to the latest installment looking at player ownership within the FFUK league.

It’s slightly different this time around, mainly because last week so many managers (85) decided to throw down the Free Hit chip.

This, of course, proved to be a largely disappointing Blank GW31, as expertly reviewed by Mr. Chris Galloway here.

But now let’s point an accusatory finger at the main culprits involved.

In a stinker of a week, it’s time to lift the (toilet seat) lid on which players contributed most to the stench, with a look at the following percentage stats.

 

 

Player Percentage Owned in FFUK
Salah 88
Wilson 76
Hazard 74
Mané 72
Vardy 72
Fabianski 70
Robertson 54
Rice 48
Fraser 46
Alexander-Arnold 38
Pereira 38
Pogba 36
David Luiz 30
Felipe Anderson 30
Barnes 26
Wan-Bissaka 26
Jiménez 24
Doherty 22
Rondón 22
van Dijk 22
Arnautovic 20
Azpilicueta 20
Brooks 20
Aké 18
Boruc 18
Rashford 18
Maddison 16
Agüero 14
Bennett 14
Speroni 14
Digne 12
Firmino 12
Hamer 12
Ogbonna 12
Sigurdsson 12
Stankovic 12
Bednarek 10
Chilwell 10
Lössl 10
Pickford 10
Richarlison 10
Tielemans 10
Cresswell 8
Diop 8
Etheridge 8
Heaton 8
McNeil 8
Shaw 8
Simpson 8
Button 6
Clyne 6
Connolly 6
Ederson 6
Guaita 6
Higuaín 6
Højbjerg 6
Keane 6
Kepa 6
King 6
Schär 6
Snodgrass 6
Sterling 6
Alisson 4
Antonio 4
Bardsley 4
Daniels 4
Jota 4
Leno 4
Mee 4
Moutinho 4
Stekelenburg 4
Success 4
Westwood 4
Yedlin 4
Almirón 2
Alonso 2
Bacuna 2
Barkley 2
Begovic 2
Billing 2
Calvert-Lewin 2
Cathcart 2
Crouch 2
Danilo 2
Deulofeu 2
Duffy 2
Eriksen 2
Evans 2
Foster 2
Fredericks 2
Gibbs-White 2
Gunn 2
Hart 2
Hayden 2
Jonny 2
Jorginho 2
Kanté 2
Kolasinac 2
Lacazette 2
Laporte 2
Lascelles 2
Lejeune 2
Lindelöf 2
Maguire 2
Morgan 2
Noble 2
Norris 2
Oriol Romeu 2
Patrício 2
Quaner 2
Schindler 2
Schneiderlin 2
Son 2
Steele 2
Stephens 2
Suttner 2
Tarkowski 2
Taylor 2
Valery 2
Vertonghen 2
Ward 2
Ward-Prowse 2
Wood 2
van Aanholt 2

MOST POPULAR (who wouldn’t normally be)

As always, draw your own conclusions from the above.

But because these figures have been skewed in favour of players who actually had a fixture, I’ll highlight some notable names at the top of the list – those who really shouldn’t be there.

I’m looking at you, Callum Wilson. There, with a cheeky smile, sitting in 76% of teams, and in the overall number two position. Which is, of course, very apt. Because you were poo.

Just like Jamie Vardy, 5th on the list with 72%. Fabianski, 6th with 70%. And ‘dual nationality’ Declan Rice, 8th with 48%.

All scored a measly 1 or 2 points, appropriately firing blanks in a BGW. And all won’t be troubling the higher echelons of the percentage table in the near future, as 85 teams revert back to normality.

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If only we’d done it differently

So, having cast a scornful glance, it’s time to get reflective. It’s time to say ‘what if I’d picked…’ and ‘if only I’d gone for…’.

Yes, hindsight truly is a wonderful thing, so these are players we should’ve selected instead.

Josh King (13 points) was owned by just 6%. 70% less than his strike partner Wilson, and yet he outscored him by 11.

Kepa (11 points) was also owned by 6%.  A much better choice than ‘Fab’, who really didn’t live up to his name.

Ogbonna (7 points) was owned by a few more: 12%. But far less than his teammate Rice, who racked up 6 points fewer.

Obvious now, eh?

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Well, no-one can honestly say they saw Huddersfield scoring three, but I guess there’s a lesson for most of us about avoiding group thinking and following herd-like decisions.

Anyway, enough navel-gazing for now. The international break will soon be over and as club football returns, so do our hopes of finishing with a flourish.

Best of luck to you all.

Reidy

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