GW 10 – Review

Gameweek 10 was an absolute belter, packed with goals and drama (just how we like it!), so let’s get straight into the main talking points from the weekend’s Ultimate Goals action!

Without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest eyebrow raiser of the weekend (and it was a weekend where eyebrows would have been raised an awful lot!) was the astounding Perfect 7 score, which surely won’t be topped any time soon! Rangers (the most picks this week with 102) dished out a ridiculous 8-0 drubbing to Hamilton Academical and along with Bradford City’s (11 picks) 7-0 demolition of Tonbridge Angels in the FA Cup, these results alone were enough to secure over a century of points on the highest multipliers. Lincoln City (just 4 picks) also bagged handsomely in the Cup, a 6-2 win over Forest Green Rovers placing them on x6. In this goalfest of a gameweek, there were enough 5 goal sides to pad out the remaining multipliers, so if you’ve been doing your maths you will have worked out that the week’s Perfect 7 was an astronomical 219 points. WOW!!

The sides delivering 5 goals mostly hailed from the Scottish divisions, with Raith Rovers (3 picks), Airdieonians (no selections), and Stirling Albion (1) stealing the headlines, while Doncaster Rovers (46) hit 5 in the FA Cup. But who did you choose to do the business?

With Manchester City and Liverpool facing each other at the weekend, their selections were predictably low at a combined 12 picks, meaning Chelsea (69 picks) were the most selected Premier League side and most popular on x2, x3 and x4. Cheltenham Town (54 selections) were most picked on x5, with a disappointing Colchester Utd (71) holding x6 and x7. Rangers were unsurprisingly the most selected side on x8, so their 8 goals would have been a massive gift to those who got far enough up their multiplier ladder!

So on to those who did reach the upper echelons of the Global Weekly Leaderboard. Phil Johnson hit a fantastic 151 to top the table, with 4 goal Celtic (31 picks) and 8 goal Rangers on x7 and x8 almost taking him to three figures on their own! Phil was joined by 22 others who surpassed the century mark, and for the second week running the average score reached a strongish 43, with 42% of you beating that score. Disappointingly though, 21 of you recorded minus scores in one of the most goal-heavy gameweeks TUG has ever seen! Not a good week to miss out!

With the latest international break now upon us, the National North and South Leagues will make their return, with the Scottish League Cup also in play, so do make sure you do your research should you wish to take a punt on the teams involved in these fixtures. Good Luck!

– Sam Brooke-Wilkinson