It certainly wasn’t a case of lucky number seven for our week seven, as we saw a slightly calamitous return to Premier League action for all three of our pundits. I think though we deserve an ounce of respite as we’ve implemented a new styled system for bet ranking, that I’m sure is just taking a bit of getting used to.
It certainly seemed unprecedented that all three of our “bankers” and our first 25-1 went against us. As THTP pointed out this morning:
- Ipswich Town became the first team in 26 matches to stop Cardiff City scoring on Saturday.
- The Toffees carved out a string of chances against the Capital One Cup semi-finalists, but failed to score for the first time in 19 league games.
- Southampton’s first away clean sheet in 15 games and first in the Premier League this season.
That all seems more to me than just bad luck and church on Sunday seems like an option! There were also numerous instances across the card where one goal in the game (Spurs, Norwich, Fulham, Villa or West Brom) and we would have seen our pundits at least break even. I suppose from that we can take some solace.
Despite all this, there were a few positives and minor victories to come out of the weekend. THTP continues his success in “left-field” sports as he picked Scott Langley for a top 10 finish in the The Sony Open. I’m just delighted his golfing knowledge is nothing like his swing! Uncle Bernstein was spot on in his analysis of Van Persie in the big games and Dr Zoidberg’s defensive draw strategy yielded some return.
We’ll continue with our new lay-out and system, it can only be onwards and upwards for Week 8!