Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Gameweek 34 Summary

Tevez hat-trick inspires Sky Blues to rain down heavily on Canaries

Man City scored their tenth goal in two matches as they smashed 6 past Norwich. 5 goals from City's Argentinian strikers showed their potent capability. It only serves to raise questions as to how well City could have done had Tevez been fully available and played through out the season.

Wolves succeed in rare goalless stalemate at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland failed to inflict defeat on a wounded Wolves team that had lost seven matches in a row. The goalless draw was Wolves' first clean sheet in 31 matches. The result will only act as a consolation prize for Wolves as they look to make the best of a dire situation in their relegation battle.

"Siggy Stardust" shines as Swansea rumble ragged Rovers

Blackburn lost their fifth match in a row courtesy of a three goal rout by Swansea. Sigurdsson once again got on the score sheet, with an impressive seventh goal from fourteen matches, as the Swans secured their first win in five matches and passed the magical 40 point mark (now on 42 points).

Baggies bag a goal to beat beleaguered Hoops

QPR's woeful away form continued as they lost at The Hawthorns. West Brom could have scored more had Kenny not made vital saves for QPR. The Hoops remain two points above the relegation zone, though 18th placed Bolton have two games in hand.

Four-goal United are triumphant and reinforce their intent for the title

Man United bounced back from their humiliating defeat to Wigan with a comfortable win against Villa at Old Trafford. They probably should have scored more than four goals had their players not missed a number of easy chances. United maintain their five point lead against City and will now be looking for victory against Everton at home.

Lethal Latics shoot down Gunners with shock victory at The Emirates

Wigan recorded their first ever away win against Arsenal, in part due to their unexpected brace of goals in the first ten minutes of the match. A lacklustre Arsenal should have hit back with more goals, yet failed to and instead raised more questions about their vulnerability. The Latics are now five points above the relegation zone (unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 matches), a remarkable achievement considering their poor form earlier in the season.


On paper this was a fantastic GW for me.  My Blog Team regained its placing among the Global Top 500-ish by having almost double the average GW score.  This was all the more decent as I bagged an impressive 77 points from only 9 active GW players.  26 of those points came from my GW captain, Wayne Rooney.  But I must also lament at the fact that I was within touching distancing of smashing the "80 points in a GW barrier", which has become a final frontier for me this season.  All I needed was for either Van Persie or Walcott to assist or score, yet shockingly they failed to do so against a plucky Wigan team.  Perhaps I should have taken a -4 hit and sold the injured Gibbs for another defender? 

To top things off my team sensationally crashed out of an invitational quasi-Champions League competition at the quarter-finals stage, following the completion of the second leg, despite my team being a top seeded dark horse.  C'est la vie.  Looking to GW 35, I will almost certainly buy a Bolton player for their DGW.  I was thinking of buying a Villa player in addition but will give them a miss and focus on Bolton as they also have a DGW in GW 36.  It will be a tough call on who to purchase but I have an idea as to who it may be.  I will reveal the appropriate purchase in due course, coinciding with my recommended player of the week.  Until then, aurevoir!