Taking a hit

Injuries and suspensions have left Ruining Football short six players for this gameweek, forcing the gaffer to bite the bullet and take a points hit.

Nani you clown. I knew I shouldn’t have shown any faith in him. His red card against Aston Villa and subsequent three game suspension has hurt us bad.

Carlos Tevez is still back in Argentina on compassionate leave while Abou Diaby, Andy Reid, Matthew Etherington and Gary Cahill are all injured. Armand Traore is no longer in Arsene Wenger’s plans so really there are seven players who won’t feature this weekend.

To actually field something resembling a team we’ve made three changes. Out go Reid, Cahill and Nani and in come Aston Villa’s Carlos Cuellar, Portsmouth’s Jamie O’Hara, and Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher.

United have a double gameweek so Wayne Rooney is given the armband and Patrice Evra is also included. However the Red Devils aren’t involved in Gameweek 28 due to the League Cup Final so more changes will be required.

Thomas Sorensen gets the nod in goal, though neither him or Joe Hart have very appealing fixtures away from home.

Gameweek 26 yielded only46 points. Neither Tevez or Etherington took part in their second game of a double gameweek, though both scored a respectable seven points in their first game.

Abou Diaby and his 10 points sat nicely on the bench while Nani contributed a grand total of -2.

Rooney and Drogba both finished on five points, though Drogba’s were doubled due to him having the captaincy.

The team currently sits in 29,370th place out of a total of 2,268,353 teams.

Team for Gameweek 27 –


Author Details

Neil Sherwin
Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com. Writes mostly on Premier League and A-League with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

Leave a Reply