View from the BaDMaN Boot Room - GW 33

Friday, April 5 2019

 

Some amazing numbers coming out of Tottenham this week. They celebrated moving into their new home by posting a world record £113m post-tax profit last season. 

Their annual income climbed from £310m to £380m and match-day income doubled from £19m to over £42m thanks mainly to their Wembley crowds. And they managed to do it all while keeping their wage bill roughly half that of Top Four rivals Man United!

An admirably and truly astonishing achievement.

That’s if Kane, Alli, Erickson, Alderweireld, Tripper and Son don’t all leave in the summer for bigger contracts.

Eyes down… 

Goalkeeper

Total Pts

GW 32 Pts

Alisson (LIV)

147

3

Defenders

 

 

Robertson (LIV)

179

10

van Dijk (LIV)

167

4

Alonso (CHE)

139

5

Azpilicueta (CHE)

139

5

Midfielders

 

 

Salah (LIV)

210

7

Sterling (MC)

       201

3

Hazard (CHE)

201

15

Mane (LIV)

188

5

Forwards

 

 

Aguero (MC)

175

10

Aubameyang (ARS)

168

4

 

Entering the final furlong of the season on Grand National day, it is fair to say that the final places are all but decided. And there’ll be no Devon Loch here (look it up, Millennials. Eyes roll). 

We have had a change though…

He came, he scored, he conquered…

Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal-scoring exploits at Cardiff and a clean sheet at home to Brighton means he elbows his Chelsea team-mate David Luis out of the back four. 

But otherwise it’s as you were. Although we should tip our hats (that means fist-pump, Millennials. Eyes roll) to Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt for clambering up to 8th place in the FPL defensive rankings. The only one of the eight not representing Liverpool, Man City or Chelsea player. A good effort.

Cool Raul steps up…

Likewise, Wolves’ Raul Jimenez has grown in swagger all season. And is only 3pts behind the A-class AA strike force of Aguero and Aubameyang. A+ that man (that’s a very good mark at school, Millenials. Eyes roll). 

Scuttling back into midfield for a second, all matters are settled - with a massive 33pts between the Fab Four* and the rest. Paul Pogba taking the role of Pete Best**.

Notes for Millennials:

*This is a reference to the Beatles***

** Pete Best was the drummer that got replaced by Ringo Starr**** so didn’t make the final line-up.

*** The Beatles were a popular four-piece pop group in the 1960s.

**** Ringo Starr was the drummer. Who went on to achieve worldwide critical acclaim for his portrayal of a fictional steam locomotive.

Yeah yeah yeah, 

Matt Nesbitt

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