Every now and again we get a match where loads of players all score loads of points at the same time...tonight was one such occasion. Points galore (182 in total) and what a crazy impact.....
We had a whole group of players who went for 2-1 and another batch who got Smith as first scorer.
LurkR, Varc, qprallan, e17hoop, jimjams, QpRsmith, surrey chad and MCM Hoop all expertly went for 2-1
*deep breath* kingfisher, ashqpr, ranger-boy, Ghost, QPRBex, jimjams, Rosco Bosco, SydneyR and myself were those who correctly predicted Smith would open the scoring for the second time in 4 days
pamment8, QpRsmith, minxymartin, LurkR, Varc and kingfisher got the early goal time
LurkR, ashqpr, qprallan, SydneyR and myself got the Huddersfield 1-0 bonus match exact
At the top it's a change in leader for the SIXTH match in a row. I am back on top thanks to a 12 point haul. It moves me 6 points clear of e17hoop with Ghost just 2 behind e17 in this relentless battle for the title. MCM Hoop would usually have been laughing with a 7 point total but he is now somehow a bit further behind the top 3 and 13 points off the top!
surrey chad, kingfisher and jimjams were the big scorers with 13 points each! Brilliant picks. But somehow that only nudges surrey chad up 1 place to 6th whilst kingfisher and jimjams are only up to 12th and 14th.
At the bottom the once again absent SuperHoop and stanley67 have been swarmed by the chasing back and they are now the bottom 2. Fellow strugglers ashqpr and qprallan both scored 12 whilst Varc also scored 10 and so they all leapfrog SuperHoop and stanley67. ashqpr remains in the bottom 3 with Varc and qprallan outside the wooden spoon places but the bottom 3 may have to become 17th to 19th if the missing players fail to return.
I'm extremely disappointed in SuperHoop and stanley67 for what appears to be a throwing in of the towel. I politely ask at the start of season for people only to play if they can play all season. When people don't bother to enter it does kind of ruin the game and tempts me not to bother next season. I try and do these write ups to create a bit of tension etc and then people just stop playing and it gives a false reading to the table. Any ideas on how to combat this will be welcome. You can't just give up if things aren't going well - we've never had somebody near the top giving up.
Anyway, rant over and back to the results...
SydneyR and LurkR both scored 12 and although it doesn't massively move either up the table they are now really looking up rather than down and can't be discounted from the medal places if they keep scoring this heavily between now and the end of the season.
singlespeed has dropped from 8th to 15th in 3 matches and with those below scoring so heavily all at once he is suddenly in real danger!
minxymartin is gamely battling away to try and catch somebody, grabbing 6 points this round, but so far has only amassed 22 points