Another week of Tiger FC, another week of non stop excitement, as adrenalin pumping action filled the air of all 6 contestants (mlfc will beg to differ though). Yet again, 1st to 5th place was only decided after the dust has settled down in a long hard drawn battle between gladiators of equal strength.
What could be say about mlfc? This team came with a big reputation and announced himself to the League with a majestic performance in the first week has seen his stocks fall at an alarming rate for the past couple of weeks. Having a defence that is leaking goals for fun does not bode well for this once feared team resulting in a poor haul of 34 points for the week.
LMF's over reliance on Ronaldo was fully exposed this week as a shocking performance from the Manchester United midfielder caused LMF to lose heavily in both the BTOM and the Mini League as well. Impressive performances from LMF for the first 3 weeks of November has somehow made the team overconfident and complacent. LMF found out first hand that undermining the opposition before a game is played is just about the biggest mistake a team could ever make. Like the saying does "Never count your eggs before they hatch & The bigger you are the harder you fall", LMF will have to pick himself up and do much better than the 61 points earned this week.
The team entering the final week of November with most Transfers Available found out cruelly that sometimes it's better to have the points on board rather than having more options available. This week proved to be a major headache for Red Army as entering the final stretch of games, although with transfers available on hand, he was running out of games to seal at least a 4th placed finish. Fortunately for this team, it once again prevailed and managed to crawl out form the jaws of death with 65 points chipped in. The Unbeaten Streak is stretched to 12 weeks and counting........
The 'Serial Exhibitionist' Cocky Ronaldo for once ends up in Mid Table this week. This team all season has been consistently inconsistent, each time finishing at the top 1 week and doing a complete reversal the week after. With a performance like a yoyo all season, Cocky Ronaldo has since wisen up. Comment from his only Fan Club Member ... yes you got it right .. Cocky Ronaldo himself ... "This time I'll play smart and not do the spectacular again".
After a very slow start to the season, UDM has been chasing the Top 2 quietly the past 2 months. Comprising a sound keeper, steady defence, classy midfielders and a couple of lethal strikers, this team is rising to the ocassion and ejoys the challenges thrown at them. With minimal transfer activity this week UDM amassed a toal of 70 points and has proven once again... it's not the quantity that counts but rather the quality.
All hail the Most Improved Player of the Tom Yam Cup. VWin has been an example for all aspiring newcomers. Starting his career at the bottom of the table, this team has slowly but surely learnt the ropes and risen to the summit in a span of 3 weeks. Collecting 70 points in a tough week is remarkable as the other teams struggle to scrape past the 60 points mark. However, a word of advise to Vwin is to not rest on his laurels or else he'll end up like mlfc.
Summary of POINTS earned as below:
UDM - 70 Points. Total 1073 Points
VWin - 70 points. Total 866 Points
Cocky Ronaldo - 67 Points. Total 989 Points
Red Army - 65 Points. Total 1107 Points
LMF - 61 Points. Total 1140 Points
mlfc - 34 Points. Total 217 Points
Current Stats after 3rd Match Week
2nd Place - LMF (1), VWin (0.5) UDM (1.5)
3rd Place - UDM (1), Cocky Ronaldo (1), Red Army (1)
4th Place - Red Army (2), Cocky Ronaldo (0.5) VWin (0.5)
5th Place - VWin (0.5), LMF (1), Cocky (1.5)
Loser - Vwin (1), mlfc (2)
Week 2: VWin and Cocky Joint 4th and 5th ... as such 0.5 for each spot.
Week 3: VWin and UDM Joint Champions ... as such 0.5 for each spot.