And we are back!, another 38 Gameweeks await us in a bid to become the second winner of the “Real Football Men” FPL Trophy (trophy doesn’t exist ). This season sees 35 competitors which is more than double last years 17, so thanks to everyone which has joined.
But there is one gripe, because I’m quite numerically autistic (I’m a Data Analyst by day so it’s kind of what I do for a living) I wanted an even number of teams but it turns out someone snuck through the net right at the end. But I can turn that negative into a positive (numerical pun intended) as I’m going to introduce “Mid Season Relegation”
That means that whoever is bottom of the table at the halfway stage of the season will get the boot leaving us 34 teams going into the second half of the campaign. Harsh but undoubtedly fun.
So that’s set out the competition structure let’s now see who the movers and shakers are from Gameweek 1
Kwame Twumasi a mainstay of last season shows his worth as he shoots to the top after the first set of fixtures, his 84 points sees him go 4 points clear of Tim Ward in 2nd. New faces Ologo Popo and Peter Smith round out the Champions League places at the early stage of the competition.
Last years 4th place Dennis Kioko sits just above last years champion and inaugural winner David McDonagh as they sit in 5th and 6th place respectively while yours truly is happy with his start and sits in 7th
A cheap plug for the twitter page @WWFPL as he hasn’t been laying the smackdown in 29th while the bottom three places are taken by Andy Harrison and Bruno B in joint 32nd, Aran Salih gets off to a bad start in 34th while the first wooden spoon of the season goes to Stuart Robertson
Highest Score – Kwame Twumasi 84
Lowest Score – Stuart Robertson 26