Gameweek 32

GW31 is behind us, with impressive away wins for Brighton, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Palace, where ‘Sunglasses’ Roy is getting a real tune out of his talented young players who are clearly loving having the ol’ man back in town. I imagine Todd Boelhy is already going through his little black book to find Sven Goran Eriksson’s number!!

In our Evie Dove League, it is pretty much as you were – over 90 of you predictably captained the man from Norway who duly rewarded you with an equally predictable 24 points, congratulations to the four teams that looked for something different and  threw the dice on Salah away to Leeds, bringing in a very healthy 28 points, great work ‘Eze Son-shine’, ‘Run of the Milner’, ‘No Mane, Mo problem’, and the ironically named ‘To Elland Back’. Amazingly not one team captained Watkins, all of us missing out on a potential 32 point haul, however he is the most transferred-in player this week with over 300k teams hoping he can continue his run of form, so maybe the penny is dropping. 

And of course, where there are winners, there are losers, and this week’s down and outs were the four teams that gave Saka the armband for a big fat zero points as his penalty and Arsenal’s hopes of winning the title went sailing past Fabianski’s post!! Hard lines ‘Jamilio’s gems’, ‘Jesus Creepers’, ‘Maltby’s Marvels’, and ‘The Toilets’…..

Team of the week was ‘Run of the Milner’, making great use of the Wildcard to bring in a fantastic 89 points, just pipping ‘Forest in the Prem’ (remember them?? One time leader back in the hazy days of last summer, and also of ‘38 points on the bench’ fame!!), on 88 points, well done both of you, impressive scores in a week in which the average was a meagre 55.

At the top of the league ‘Studley Constable FC’ continued to keep the accelerator down, moving effortlessly to over 2100 points, with ‘Crystal Pellis’ and ‘Hotel? Thiago’ still some 25-30 points behind. It is fair to say that GW32 will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the league, I’m expecting each of those teams to throw their Free Hit in the ring this week, will the chasers be brave and go for some big differentials to close that gap??

Meanwhile ‘Clatts FC’ continued their somnolent charge for the ‘Fewest Transfers’ title, once again doing……..absolutely nothing….and somehow smashing out 58 points, once again beating the average with exactly the same 15 players as on day 1 of the season – quite incredible ‘Clatts’, playing it so very cool……..

And of course the Evie Dove Foundation Cup is underway, don’t forget to check out how you got on in round 1, many of you will have got a bye as we only had 142 teams in the round of 256, but it will get a bit more interesting this weekend in the round of 128 – don’t forget it’s a £150 winner takes all prize fund so definitely worth factoring this into your thinking when setting your team up.

Talking of setting your team up, let’s look forward to GW 32 – only 8  matches this week people, no Man City, Man Utd, Brighton, or Chelsea, so if you’ve got the Free Hit Chip in reserve it is time to think seriously about pressing that button, otherwise you are in a world of minus fours, hard hat on and muscle your way through to GW33. Good luck to all of you, and sleep with one eye open ‘R’s Ez dub’ we are coming for your 130 points!!!!!!!

Have a great gameweek everyone, and don’t forget it is a Friday evening deadline.

All the best from all of us at the Evie Dove Foundation

CategoryAs at GW31ScorePrize Fund
Overall WinnerStudley Constable FC2108£300
Best Non Triple Captain GWRomford Rejects & Nov’s Nomads147£125
Best Triple Captain GWCheesy Iheanachos & MBF115£125
Best Free HitR’s Ez dub130£125
Fewest Transfers‘Clatts FC’1575£125
TEDF Cup£150
Best Team NameOne from
Jesus CreepersWondHaaland FCCrystal PellisScamaccaroni CheeseLoftus Cheeky-NandosChickenTikkaMoSalahNo goalo kanteOdergaardian angelsHaven’t Jota ClueMarcRashfood.comCancelo CultureEze Son-shineGros MismanagementSiuuuu you later