View from the BaDMaN Boot Room - GW 38

Saturday, May 11 2019

 

Events this week have been scarcely believable.

First Vinny shins a career-first screamer into the top bin to probably clinch the title for City. Then Liverpool – fresh from witnessing that heart-breaking moment the night before – humble the great Messi and Co.

Then Tottenham bully those poor Ajax boys into submission in bad-Channel-Five-football-film-finale style. 

But for me the most extraordinary development of the week was the name of Rio Ferdinand being put forward for job of Technical Director at Manchester United.

I wouldn’t trust this clown with the kitty on a night out, let alone pulling back the universes most massivest club from the edge of the cliff they are currently shuffling towards.

Thoughts...?

https://youtu.be/aeH0QboozkM

Goalkeeper

Total Pts

GW 37 Pts

Alisson (LIV)

170

2

Defenders

 

 

Robertson (LIV)

207

1

van Dijk (LIV)

202

8

Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

170

10

Laporte (MC)

169

12

Midfielders

 

 

Salah (LIV)

256

7

Hazard (CHE)

237

11

Sterling (MC)

229

3

Mane (LIV)

216

2

Forwards

 

 

Aguero (MC)

195

2

Aubameyang (ARS)

192

8

 

Nothing much to say ahead of Final Day, so we'll leave it until our end of season wrap next week.

Yeah?

Matt Nesbitt


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View from the BaDMaN Boot Room - GW 37

Friday, May 3 2019


That Lionel Messi, eh?

When’s he going to start delivering…?

The little maestro has deservedly dominated the headlines this week after carving out Liverpool’s heart, doing a couple of keep-ups with it. Then smashing it in the top bin.

But he wasn’t the only – or the first – player to rack up his 600th goal this week. That Cristiano fella only went and did it away at Inter Milan.

Monsters. The pair of ‘em.

Goalkeeper

Total Pts

GW 37 Pts

Alisson (LIV)

168

6

Defenders

 

 

Robertson (LIV)

206

14

van Dijk (LIV)

194

6

Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

160

10

Laporte (MC)

157

9

Midfielders

 

 

Salah (LIV)

249

19

Hazard (CHE)

226

2

Sterling (MC)

226

3

Mane (LIV)

214

13

Forwards

 

 

Aguero (MC)

193

9

Aubameyang (ARS)

184

2


No changes and with just a couple to go, we can probably safely say this is it. Or can we…?

On me Ederson...

In goal Liverpool’s Alisson has a 7pt lead over City’s Ederson, which will probably be enough in terms of cleans sheets. So the Brazilian needs one of his route one defence splitters to land at the feet of one of his front men either Monday night or on Final Day.

Robertson and van Dijk are tucked in at one and two. And Alexander-Arnold and Laporte will three and four, but in what order depends on keeping Newcastle and Wolves and Leicester and Brighton at bay. A-A might need the ‘snooker’ of an assist to be safe.

My Mo Fo...

Salah’s late run of – still-not-quite-the-heights-of-last-season-but-still-good - form has made him FPL top dog. And there is a straight fight between Hazard and Sterling for second place. You’d fancy Sterling, with Chelsea likely to wrap Eden in cotton wool in preparation for a glorious farewell in the Europa League Final.

Mane will claim the final Top Four place. Unless Pogba does something worthy of the Real Madrid transfer he wants.

No AA meeting here...

Up top, Aguero looks unassailable – and likes a Final Day goal, I seem to remember. But Aubameyang could yet be reeled in by Wolves’ Jimenez. And 38% of FPL bosses fancy it by the looks. And don’t rule out rat boy Vardy. He loves a goal against the Top Six and is in his best form for a couple of seasons.

Yeah?

Matt Nesbitt


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