WELCOME TO THE GW27 REVIEW – CAUGHT IN A TRAP
Welcome to the GW 27 review where once again “we’re caught in a trap” of double gameweekers failing to deliver. Burnley were this week’s villains with Weghorst (3) doing nothing for the 33% of ffukers who captained him and two brave souls who triple captained him. There wasn’t much case for the defence either with Burnley failing to keep a clean sheet in either fixture though Pope (5) did at least manage a few save points. With every week seemingly a double but the teams doubling often of poor quality it feels like there are traps everywhere… and we can’t walk out. Coutinho / Raphina / Jimenez captain for GW 28 anyone? No, always captain Salah.
The big talking point of the weekend came at Goodison on Saturday with the worst VAR decision we’ve seen yet costing Everton in their relegation battle and giving City two more valuable points in the title race. According to Lampard it was “incompetence at best, at worst who knows?”. Liverpool eyebrows were also raised with this being the same referee team that denied them a number of obvious decisions against Spurs earlier in the season. A few questionable decisions in their favour 24 hours later in the Carabou Cup final however and we’re back to thinking that it’s still more likely incompetence than corruption. This of course is the problem with VAR, when it’s there for all to see and they still get it wrong without showing us the decision making process then of course there are going to be Suspicious Minds.
KINGS OF THE GW
Proof again that it’s not all about the double gameweekers with Foster (10) getting an unlikely clean sheet at Old Trafford. Remember the free scoring, clean sheet keeping Matt Doherty (18) we saw at Wolves? Well it seems he’s back and very much on the radar again if you’re willing to trust Spurs. And speaking of full backs from seasons past KWP (9) in the points. The Villa and Newcastle defenders will be popular ahead of their upcoming double in GW28 (I know, I know) although it’s hard to see much interest in that midfield. The most exciting trend is perhaps the return of the premium strikers with Kane (11) and Vardy (11) finally offering us some options up front.
FFUK LEAGUE TOP 20
It’s as you were at the top with just a point separating our longtime top two of Chris Brophy (1st) and Ray Flynn (2nd). It’s all to play for though with just 36 points separating the top 10. A well played chip could eat up that ground in a single gameweek as we enter the endgame.
Darryl James (45) is this weeks unlucky Cont no thanks to Weghorst who almost everyone here captained.. As one of the few not to Pete Cronin (49) lives to fight another day thanks to Cancelo (9) and of course those useless Conts in Stockley Park! And then there were 11.
This months manager of the month is JPC with a bumper 362 points for February. JPC went all out for the coveted award, triple captaining Weghorst (3) which in the end was enough despite his poor showing. Chris Webb’s (361) race was run once Pieters hobbled off on 59:45 in the first of Burnley’s double. Fine margins, well done Jimmy.
That’s all for now, best of luck in the run in,
I Care Not One Jota (22)