This was possibly the lowest number of goals this week that we’ve had in Bladder Basher, and it has been a low scoring week to reflect this. I don’t think anyone score more than three or four, and many scored none. Bad news bears guys!
Nicklas Bent? Naah.. (Karl N.) vs. The Monolith FC (Chris G)
A definite nailbiter in the first match this week. Evenly matched throughout, Karl got goals from Man City boys Sergio Aguero and David Silva and a clean sheet from right-back Danny Simpson, but The Monolith matched with a stolid Newcastle defense of keeper Krul and Steven Taylor, who suffered a broken nose. In the end it came down to the bonus points, and in the end it was Krul’s stunning show that stole the draw from Karl and meant victory for The Monolith, who go to a solid second place, with only points separating from the leader.
Dillinger (Ben L) vs. Human Abstract XI (Rahul M)
Ben’s goalless Dillinger were humbled by a brace from HA XI captain Robin Van Persie, and despite an assist from on form Gabriel Agbonlahor, and a couple of Newcastle clean sheets at the back, Rahul’s team continued their flying run.
WBF Flames FC (Tyler H) vs. Hell Yeah (Rafael R)
Tyler’s team returned to winning ways with a comfortable win over Hell Yeah thanks to high-scoring captain David Silva and Sergio Aguero’s goal once again. He also included both Taylors from what has proved to be a strong Newcastle back 5 this week, and although Ben fielded both Ryan Taylor and goalie Tim Krul, his lack of goals from an expensive and star-studded midfield proved his undoing.
Langland United (Craig T) vs. Vanpersieandfriends (Dan S)
Dan faced a second successive derby with bandmate Craig – which he blitzed thanks to his faith in captain and namesake Robin Van Persie, whose run of 25 goals in 26 league games this year continued with two in this matchup, which was compounded by David Silva’s own, along with assists from the Spaniard, two from Chris Brunt and one from big man at the back Chris Samba. Dan’s was one of the best scores of the week, and Craig was unable to keep the pace without any goals and that same assist from Samba. Boasting rights once again to Dan.
Kirellah (Erik H) vs. The Wankahoozanes (Tree Beard)
Erik kept faith with the fourth member of Newcastle’s defense Fabricio Coloccini for a clean sheet, but Tim Howard, despite making three saves, couldn’t match his score last week. Fellow American Clint Dempsey assisted on goal, but Tree Beard’s inclusion of David Silva undoubtedly won him the tie.
WE HATE LEEDS (Jon W) vs. Orsaeth United (Kevin Z)
Jon is on fine form now, with Van Persie and Coloccini paying dividends for the Leeds haters. The Taylors and Silva weren’t enough to stem the tide of orange and black, and Jon grabbed another deserved win.
Average vs. Triangle United (Jaime G)
How the mighty have fallen! Absentee manager Jaime was most likely on holiday again, and allowed his team to dip under the average by one measly point – but that’s all it takes!
The Average team are now in a fairly solid third place, having leap-frogged Hell Yeah and Triangle United. Some sharp decisions need to be made to regain some pride; can it be done?
All of this leaves us with the table as follows:
|1||Human Abstract XI||7||0||2||439||21|
|2||The Monolith FC||7||0||2||428||21|
|6||WBF Flames FC||5||0||4||431||15|
|7||Nicklas Bent? Naah..||5||0||4||420||15|
|11||WE HATE LEEDS||3||0||6||321||9|
The fixtures for the next gameweek are as follows:
|The Monolith FC||v||WE HATE LEEDS|
|The Wankahoozanes||v||Langland Utd|
|Vanpersieandfriends||v||WBF Flames FC|
|Human Abstract XI||v||Average|
|Triangle united||v||Nicklas Bent? Naah..|
|1||FC Bayern Bru||Scott Morris||60||480|
|2||Waxing Gibbons||Justin Shead||29||473|
|3||JFC FC||Graham Coulter||46||467|
|4||Gary Glitter’s U16s||Chris Morris||46||450|
|5||Triangle united||Jaime Gamble||35||441|
|6||Human Abstract XI||Rahul Menon||44||439|
|7||WBF Flames FC||Tyler Hendricks||53||431|
|8||The Monolith FC||Chris Grenville||40||428|
|9||Nicklas Bent? Naah..||karl nessworthy||39||420|
|12||Langland Utd||Craig Taylor||21||377|
|13||Hell Yeah||Rafael Rojas||29||377|
|14||The Wankahoozanes||Tree Beard||33||326|
|15||WE HATE LEEDS||Jon Weatherill||47||321|
|17||Orsaeth United||Kevin Zecchel||33||312|
|18||Los Increibles||Luis Tenorio||39||300|
|20||Riff FC||Jorge Valverth||16||189|
FC Bayern Bru take the top spot once again, with most teams slipping. Oh dear!
If this sounds like your particular ball made out of a urinary gland, entries are open for gameweek 10, with new teams and changes to current players’ teams allowed up until 11:30am GMT on October 29th.
That’s all for Gameweek 9. You can still enter the classic league by going here, signing up and entering the following code in the league section: 425145-118189
See you next week folks!