GW 36 – Review

Now that’s more like it! Gameweek 36 saw a rapid turnaround in form as March got off to a flier. The highest average score for over a MONTH was recorded, that being 39, with 46% of you scoring higher than that. Well done if you managed it. However, 24 of you made it to the heady heights of Club 100, a feat that no one has managed for 3 weeks! And a massive congratulations to Charlie Chamberlain who scored an amazing 120 points to top the Weekly Global Table, the best total since Heather Roome’s 135 in the last weekend of January. To get to the top you need to back the best, which is exactly what Charlie did, putting 5 goal Celtic (108 selections) on x4 and 4 goal Montrose (11) on x7. The rest of Charlie’s teams all scored 3 so moving Celtic to x8, a route many players did indeed take, would have made his tally even higher! So who else could you have chosen to make it to the top?…….

…….Stoke City (4 picks) and Brentford (7) each bagged 5 goals to secure Championship wins over Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday. Chelsea (7 picks) join Montrose as the only other 4 goal team, meaning any 3 goal sides in your x2 and x3 slots would have secured a ‘Perfect 7’ score of 156 and a tasty bonus of £1,700! Those teams included the likes of Reading, QPR and Derby County and Aberdeen, along with the more popular Falkirk (48 picks), Cove Rangers (87) and Plymouth Argyle (28). But who did you back in numbers this weekend?

82 of you persevered with 2 goal Liverpool despite their wobble in form and 71 of you chose Crewe Alexandra, being well rewarded with a 3 goal haul. 52 of you backed Leeds Utd’s form to continue at home to Huddersfield Town, a solid 2 goal return, while 37 of you chose out of form Rangers – a 79th minute goal all they could produce at Ross County. Some reasonably popular teams failed to put a goal away at all however, most notably Wolves (26 picks), Manchester City (15) and Barrow (10).

Crewe were most popular on your x3 and x4 positions, with Cove Rangers backed most on x6 and x7. Falkirk occupied x5, while the most selected side overall (Celtic) were also most popular on x8. And Liverpool were still backed most on x2 despite some patchy performances of late, TUG players clearly not losing faith in the runaway Premier League leaders. Of course, there’s always those who fail to get on the scoresheet at all and end up going backwards (myself included this week!), so let’s hope there’s a bounce-back next week from the 26 players who recorded minus scores!

That’s your fill this week, remember to get those selections in for the early kick offs if you want a piece of them – Watford host Leicester City, while Birmingham City travel to West Bromwich Albion for a West-Midlands derby!

Good luck!

– Samuel Wilkinson