With missing fixtures for many of the teams who still have something to play for, BGW35 saw more than its fair share of uneventful fixtures – at least from the perspective of Premier League positions.
- Newcastle v Man City… dead rubber. Except it finished 3-4 and Scott Carson (7) got a run out and saved a penalty in probably his last-ever competitive game. Ferran Torres (20) also came in under the radar with a cheeky hat-trick. Exciting.
- Burnley v Leeds… dead rubber. Except Leeds turned on the style and romped home 4-0 in a victory that had their fans salivating. Jack Harrison (16) the main man with a goal and two assists. Will Leeds have ‘second season syndrome’, or can they do ‘a Burnley’ and cement their place for years to come? Interesting.
- Southampton vs Fulham. More of a dead rubber than a condom magnate’s funeral at a Pirelli factory. No-one cared about this game except the respective fans. But it served up four goals. Nathan Tella (11) perhaps being a name for next season after his juicy haul. Leaping.
But there was one fixture that was undoubtedly the most eventful of them all. West Brom 1 Liverpool 2. Not only having a huge bearing on the top 4 and race for the Champions League, but containing the one piece of unscripted action that makes football so enjoyable...
Alisson (10) scoring an injury-time header to snatch the win and provide the biggest FPL talking point of the weekend.
It was ultimately dramatic and certainly one of this season’s Tales of the Unexpected (a jazzy 90s techno album by Dave Angel that the above track features on – got there eventually).
So that was the action on the pitch – leading to this team of merry men with the best points.
But where did it leave the FFUK movers and climbers?
On the podium it’s still tight. Very tight. Anything could happen. Chris Galloway (2464) leading Daron Russell (2454) who has snuck above Steve Cronin (2451). Steve’s -12 this week weighing him down in the race for the top.
Unfortunately for Steve, he also bombed out of the Conts. Only his bro Pete Cronin, and Sean Griffin remain. It’s a duel to the death! (But with no death – just a duel really.) Congrats on making it so far.
And if you think you’ve got nothing to play for, think again. There’s a GW38 prize that anyone could grab hold of. 50 English pounds to the winner of the best weekly score. And best of all, hits don’t count. So go mental – knock yourself out.