Review – GW 27

After an extremely turbulent first half of the season, the league seems to have settled into a bit of a rhythm over the past few rounds – and Club 100’s profit margins are healthier than ever! With plenty of talking points to discuss, let’s get rocking!

There’s nowhere like the top of the table to kickstart these reviews, especially when we have a tie on our hands. Steve and Heather Roome share the top spot for GW 27, with gallant scores of 111 apiece. Each player approached the round differently, with Steve striking lucky in selecting two 5 goal sides, while Heather chose five-time scorers Dorking Wanderers (37 picks) on x8, with a procession of 3 goal teams dominating her multiplier matrix – though things were on the verge of turning out very, very differently, as those of you who also had Celtic on x2 will testify! Five more players joined the dynamic duo with ‘green scores’ and a spot on the dancefloor at Club 100, with John Werry, Mike McNab and Chris Gregory all ending the round on 108 points, and Eddy Price and Julie Murray joining in the fun!

Despite this healthy influx of guests, these scores merely shadow what could have been, given the sheer number of goals that went in last weekend…..

The Perfect 7 total topped out at an eyewatering 196 points, the highest ‘perfect score’ of the season!! The bulk of this total came from League One, with Oxford Utd (just 4 picks) thumping Gillingham (0) 7-2, while Bolton Wanderers (only 3 selections) routed Sunderland (2) 6-0. Moving down the multiplier ladder you’ll find the sides that were only good enough to score 5 goals each (poor show eh!); Solihull Moors (9), Maidstone Utd (2), Dorking Wanderers and Stockport County (30) all managed this and named themselves in the P7 lineup, leaving only x2 in the remaining to be filled – here, any 4 goal side would have sufficed if you were on for that perfect score. These included QPR (21 picks), Forest Green Rovers (2) and Boston Utd (2). 

Analysing the ‘Most Selected’ matrix reveals just how different this gameweek could have gone for many of you. Celtic, with 78 picks and bookending the table at x2 and x8, left it until the 91st minute to score against Dundee Utd (0). Backed by 27 players on x2, this would have handed a large portion of the field a miserable minus score and plummeted our average score way down from its final total of 48. As for the other most popular sides in round 27, it was Fulham (80) who stole the show on x3, x4, x6 AND x7, with Rangers (55) sandwiched in on x5.

Next week will see the return of the ‘big boys’ to the fold as the Fourth Round of the FA Cup rolls into town. Chelsea and West Ham will no doubt be favourites in their early kick-offs (12.30) against Plymouth Argyle and Kidderminster Harriers respectively, while in League two Harrogate Town host Bradford City in a local derby also getting underway early doors. Good luck!