Double Eliminator (DE-Cup) - 2023-24

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  1. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    midweek for GW26

    With many teams not fielding a full 11, I believe it breaks down as follows:

    ColdDogSoup --- 17 + Kudus
    BiggerBoat ------- 20 + Ward-Prowse

    Both teams on a strike, so both are looking at potential elimination. Edge to BiggerBoat give the slight lead and the PKs, but very much a toss up. Good luck to both of you!
     
  2. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    FYI, BiggerBoat also has Areola and still looks to have a slight lead even with Kudus getting an assist. As always, midweek summaries are not official and actual scores on the system control. Still added time to play....
     
  3. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Chelsea, Gillingham
    Jul 17, 2004
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    I am taking my autographed Salah African Cup replica ball and going home and none of you get to play...haruuumph...
     
  4. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    GW26 is Champions Round week 7.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – ColdDogSoup FC (22 points – gw26) **SECOND STRIKE--ELIMINATED
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (4) = Journeymen (-), Glorydaze (-), Aviators (-), REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (3) = Parraraiders (gw22), BiggerBoat (gw23), blechs_dawgs (gw25)]
    *[Eliminated (2) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26)]

    The final showdown ended up ColdDogSoup (22) and BiggerBoat (24).

    As announced above, Lobo has taken his ball and gone home. It was always set to be a tricky week with LIV, TOT, CHE, and others not having a game and several players from those teams on rosters. And, for Lobo, first-choice captain Salah was injured and didn't have a game, so it was always going to be difficult. CDS only fielded 9 against only 8 from BiggerBoat, although CDS's 9 included frustrating late substitution appearances for the youthful MCI duo of Alvarez and Doku, so maybe that's only 7.66 players..... Had both started, played 60, and avoided yellows, the extra 3 points would have been enough.

    It's second GW in a row for DrH in the #2 position and this time it was very close. Kudus was knocking around for another return but it didn't materialize. As for the reporting gaffe and not spotting Areola in the midweek report, it ended up not altering the outcome, as the tiebreaker would have yielded the same outcome without the Areola points but a good reminder that the official score always controls.

    Note: While ColdDogSoup was already going to be on the wrong side of the tiebreaker if it came into play, I noted that he had played his wildcard. To clarify, while I've said that use of a chip is now the first wildcard, this does NOT apply to use of the wildcard and is referring to triple captain and bench boost only. My thinking: making transfers to save your team in the Eliminators--whether with the wildcard or taking points hits--is strongly encouraged and respected. And, given that the point hits aren't counted in the Eliminators, there is no advantage earned (for purpose of the Eliminators) by using the wildcard to avoid those point hits. So, if you still have your wildcard (or even if you don't) transfer away as necessary to avoid your strikes!!!
     
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  5. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    GW27 is Champions Round week 8.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – blechs_dawgs (44 points – gw27) **SECOND STRIKE--ELIMINATED
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (4) = Journeymen (-), Glorydaze (-), Aviators (-), REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (2) = Parraraiders (gw22), BiggerBoat (gw23)]
    *[Eliminated (3) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27)]

    The final showdown ended up blechs_dawgs (44) and Parraraiders (47). Parraraiders outscored dawgs on Monday with Rice (8) edging Saliba (6) and Jesus (1), and Parraraiders used autosub for N.Jackson (6). With that, the dawgs exit. There were a few higher strikes in the league round, but 44 is the highest score so far for a strike in the champions round. For the rest of the teams, Glorydaze, Journeymen, and BiggerBoat were in the 60s, Starboy in the 70s, and Aviators shared a gold medal at 81. We are down to 6 teams left.....
     
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  6. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    GW28 is Champions Round week 9.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – Journeymen (29 points – gw28) **FIRST STRIKE
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (3) = Glorydaze (-), Aviators (-), REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (3) = Parraraiders (gw22), BiggerBoat (gw23), Journeymen (gw28)]
    *[Eliminated (3) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27)]

    Journeymen (29) finally stumble after an extended superb run of GWs. All of the other teams were in the 50s. Fortunately, it's just a first strike.

    Given the limited number of games, gw28 will not count for the eliminator. We'll resume in gw30.
     
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  7. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    GW29 did not count for the DE-Cup given the limited number of real games.

    These don't count for anything in the Double Eliminator, but for those interested in the scores of the remaining teams:
    Parraraiders ---- 6
    Glorydaze ------- 9
    Aviators --------- 11
    BiggerBoat ----- 11
    Starboy XI ------ 20
    Journeymen --- 25

    Current strike count in the post above. Strikes resume in GW30. Unless someone wins with no strikes so that we finish early, we've lost a week due to GW29, so it looks like the Super-Eliminator will now be a one GW showdown (unless Journeymen wins, in which case they sweep and take the Super-Eliminator by default).
     
  8. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    I'll update the board later but here are the gw30 scores:

    Aviators 26
    Glorydaze 32
    BiggerBoat 35
    Starboy XI 41
    Parraraiders 49
    Journeymen 61

    Looks like a first strike for Aviators. On to gw31....
     
  9. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    Catching up.... After skipping GW29, the scores for GW30 are in the post above.

    GW30 was Champions Round week 10.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – Aviators (26 points – gw30) **FIRST STRIKE
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (2) = Glorydaze (-), REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (4) = Parraraiders (gw22), BiggerBoat (gw23), Journeymen (gw28), Aviators (gw30)]
    *[Eliminated (3) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27)]
     
  10. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    And GW31 was Champions Round week 10.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – BiggerBoat (24 points – gw31) **SECOND STRIKE--ELIMINATED
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (2) = Glorydaze (-), REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (3) = Parraraiders (gw22), Journeymen (gw28), Aviators (gw30)]
    *[Eliminated (4) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27), BiggerBoat (gw23,gw31)]

    Glorydaze (28) had to check the scoreboard a couple of times, but ended up 3rd from the bottom. Parraraiders (24) and BiggerBoat (24) were tied for low score. Neither used a chip, so we proceed to the next tiebreaker, removal of doubled captaincy points. BiggerBoat had Son (2) while Parraraiders had Salah (1). Parraraiders survives.

    We are down to 5. In addition to the 3 listed above, the other scores this week: Aviators (35), Journeymen (47), Starboy (92).
     
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  11. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    And GW32 was Champions Round week 12.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – Glorydaze (35 points – gw32) **FIRST STRIKE
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (1) = REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (4) = Parraraiders (gw22), Journeymen (gw28), Aviators (gw30), Glorydaze (gw32)]
    *[Eliminated (4) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27), BiggerBoat (gw23,gw31)]

    GW32 scores:
    Glorydaze ----- 35
    Parraraiders --- 43
    Journeymen ---- 54
    Starboy ---------- 60
    Aviators ---------- 70

    35 is on the higher side, but the highest strike for the round remains at 44. We'll see if it pushes higher in these final weeks. Despite some close calls, Glorydaze has navigated the waters so as to have not previously had a strike, so this is just strike #1. It leaves Starboy XI as the only team with no strikes with more eliminations looming.
     
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  12. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    GW33 = Champions Round week 13.

    CHAMPIONS ROUND – Aviators (43 points – gw33) **SECOND STRIKE ELIMINATED
    Summary:
    *[No Strikes (1) = REVEALED: Starboy XI (-)]
    *[1 Strike (3) = Parraraiders (gw22), Journeymen (gw28), Glorydaze (gw32)]
    *[Eliminated (5) = Morning Glory (gw20,gw24), ColdDogSoup FC (gw21,gw26), blechs_dawgs (gw25,gw27), BiggerBoat (gw23,gw31), Aviators (gw30,gw33)]

    GW33 scores:
    Aviators ---------- 43
    Journeymen ---- 45
    Parraraiders --- 61
    Glorydaze ----- 62
    Starboy ---------- 66

    Aviators (43) exits the competition with a second strike. The 43 is one point shy of the highest strike for the round (44). The weekly tallies continue to rise, and presumably we'll hit a new high as we head to some double gameweeks (and some "chips") down the stretch.

    Aviators got the captaincy right (at least of its players in the starting 11 with Haaland (10*2)) but left Mitchell (12) and his assist, clean sheet , and bonus points on the bench, opting instead for four other defenders who totaled 5 points (White (5), Mykolenko (-1), Gabriel (0), and Dalot (1)). Also, Neto (0) vs MUN was preferred to Alison (3) vs CRY (in fairness, Alison had missed the last 8 games, but starting him and having autosub step in would have avoided the strike), and with the benefit of hindsight, the 17 points on the bench could have made for a nice bench boost.

    As it was, Aviators still looked to be in decent shape when Monday morning started with 44 points and Mykolenko still to play before he put up the -1, with Starboy on 34 points with "just" Gusto and Palmer to play. We now know how that ended, with Palmer fighting off his teammates for the late PK to secure the double brace and take Starboy from bottom of the pack to the top in DE-Cup scoring for the week (and in the All Rocks table as well for the season). And, Journeymen started the day with 45 with Pickford set to come in via autosub, so it was always going to be tight between Aviators and Journeymen with their score so close and each holding an Everton asset (query if there should be a new scoring rule to give -3 for the "negative assist" in cases such as Pickford's "pass" to Palmer for goal 3 of 4.....).

    Journeymen stays alive in pursuit of the eliminator sweep, and Starboy XI remains the only team in the DE-Cup without a strike. And we are down to 4 teams. Reminder that points from chips count, but will be removed as the first tiebreaker in the event of a tie. So, use wisely if you still have them. And reminder that we use the 3-2-1 scoring for top 3 in the cups when determining the top cup performers for the Shield competition at the beginning of next season, so points are on the line in that with the next elimination......
     
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