GW 29 – Review

Welcome back to your weekly review of Ultimate Goals action. In a now familiar pattern, some surprising results left many players with underwhelming points tallies and stung a few of you with minus scores. Here we go with gameweek 29’s analysis…

First things first, we’ll take a look at the top of the Weekly Global League Table and James Slack’s impressive score of 95 points. Standout picks of MK Dons (8 selections), Rangers (once more the most picked side with 94 picks) and Sutton Utd (33) on x5, x6 and x7 respectively brought James the lion’s share of his points tally, with each side finding the back of the net four times and earning a combined 72 points. Adding in a few 1 and 2 goal sides in his other multipliers took James’ score to just shy of a ton and as close to Club 100 as anybody got!

James did very well to choose three of the five top-scoring sides, with Huddersfield Town (no selections!), who produced a shock 4-1 hammering of promotion candidates Swansea City (14), and Cardiff City (10) also bagging four times. It was a fairly low scoring weekend, so any 3 goal teams on x2 and x3 completed the Perfect 7 matrix and set the prize-winning score at a modest 135 points.

It wasn’t to be a dazzling weekend of points scoring, owing to several shock results that foiled many of your scores from reaching their potential. The result of the weekend came at Anfield, with Everton (just two selections) beating Liverpool (24) on their own patch for the first time since 1999 and securing their first Merseyside derby victory for over a decade! On Sunday, Celtic fell to a fourth league defeat of the season, this time at the hands of bottom of the table Ross County (two picks) in a Scottish Premiership upset. The Bhoys were picked a massive 82 times, so their goalless efforts stopped many scores in their tracks and were responsible for a fair few minus scores! With 20 minuses in total and not many goals being scored, it’s no surprise the average score was just 20 points. Manchester City (70) were also picked handsomely, despite a tricky looking fixture away at Arsenal, but only produced a single goal for their hopeful backers, while city rivals Manchester Utd (who were also well backed with 78 picks) bagged three at home to Newcastle Utd.

The Citizens were the most picked x2 and x3 side, no doubt thanks to their record-breaking winning form, while Celtic were most chosen on x4, x5 and x6, holding many of your scores back with that surprise loss, the second time this season Ross have kept a clean sheet against them and ruined a lot of TUG totals! And of course it was Rangers who rounded off the most picked multiplier ladder on x7 and x8, comfortably disposing of Dundee Utd at Ibrox to take another step towards the inevitable!

That’s your lot from me for another week. This coming weekend’s early fixtures see high-flying West Ham’s trip to Manchester City, while Bournemouth take on Watford on the south coast in a big Championship encounter and Crawley town take on Exeter City in League One. We also have all four FA Trophy Quarter-Final matches available for your delection. Good luck!

-Sam Brooke-Wilkinson