Golden Boot Game Web Log

Week #2 - 'Lancashire Rover' Take Over After Week's Best

Published: 23 September 2020

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In some ways Week #2 is more of a technical challenge than Week #1. For Week #1 it is just a matter of getting the right numbers on the web site but in Week #2 the numbers have to be added to those from the first Week. Thanks to our careful planning it seems that the sums all add up and there are still no technical issues for us to deal with. We can now say with some confidence that the Golden Boot Game season is up and running.


There were just 26 strikers selected by our 22 teams this Week. Eleven of them contributed 332 points from nineteen goals with every team getting a share of the spoils. The biggest contribution came from Calvert-Lewin whose hat-trick helped nine teams to 123 points. Kane had one more selection sharing his 49 points while two-goal men Mane with 38 points and Ings with 24 contributed to six and five teams respectively. Lacazette and Bamford were each in five of our teams the former getting 23 points to the latter’s fifteen. The contributions of Jimenez and Jesus were sandwiched between those two with the Wolves man, on twenty, getting one more point and the City man, with eight, getting one more selection. De Bruyne and four goal hero Son had just one selection each with the Korean bagging a paltry eight points to the Belgian’s five. The eleventh and smallest contribution came from Mitrovic with his four points being thinly spread amongst three teams. The average score was 15.1 points in Week #2, just less than half of the Week #1 average but at least it was enough to get PJ Auxerre off the mark for the season.

Once again, in Week #2 of the Golden Boot Game no team could manage to find more than four scorers. Of the six teams with four scorers Lancashire Rover managed a Week’s best 31 points from their six goals. Weakenders had eight goals for their 27 points, a score which was matched by Uttley Allstars who had just four goals and two scorers. Unsurprisingly Team Of The Weak with Son in their line-up had most goals (nine) but their three scorers only totalled 25 points.

Their Week #2 top score not only took Lancashire Rover to the top of the overall standings but opened up a nine point gap on the field. The nine goals from Team Of The Weak secured them second spot with the same number of points as Week #1 leaders Ingleborough Diamonds but with a clear lead on goals scored. BF Giants were the only team in the top half to maintain their position, in fourth place. They are now just two points behind two teams above them. For the other leaders from Week #1 things didn’t go so well, M1 dropping from second to eleventh and donnyvegasisback from third to fifteenth. It is still early doors though so these two along with others who are not among the leaders have plenty of time to improve.


Four goals from Son brought just eight points in the main game, the same as goals from Kane and Bamford scored for other teams, but in the Total Goals Game they made all the difference separating Team Of The Weak from the other thirteen teams who were joint leaders going into Week #2. Weakenders take second spot having been one goal behind the leaders in each Week. One goal further back come a group of three teams; Ard Mhacha Abu, BF Giants and Lancashire Rover, who were joint leaders after Week #1 and added six more goals in Week #2. There are still five Weeks to go before the prize is decided but the bottom six are leaving themselves a lot to do if they want to get back into the mix.


We still have the best part of two weeks until the Premier League transfer window closes. So far the only striker on our list to have been affected is Jota. I have to admit we were not expecting his move to Liverpool and it will be interesting to see how much game time he gets with the champions. We have not added a second Wolves striker to sit alongside Jimenez. This is partly because we can’t decide between Neves, Podence and Traore. With Jimenez dominating Wolves selections in the Golden Boot Game we thought that we might as well leave it up to our players to decide if they want a second option and, if so, who it would be. As always in the Golden Boot Game you have a free choice.


Sadly, like last season, we are not going to need six rounds to determine the Cup winners. Like last season, we will need a preliminary round to get the number of teams down to sixteen, followed by four rounds to take us to the final. We will again take out the current Round 1 (Week #6) and renumber the subsequent Rounds accordingly to leave five rounds. Midnight on Monday 16th November will act as the cut off date for eligibility. All teams fully registered for the Golden Boot Game at that point will be entitled to take part in the draw for the preliminary round which will take place the following day. Full details of the Preliminary Round draw will be finalised nearer the draw time. The calendar changes needed to reflect the changed schedule will be made during Week #3.


Week #3 has the same structure as Week #2 with ten Premier League fixtures scheduled and each club playing one match. We again start with a Saturday lunchtime meeting between Brighton and Man Utd which means the selection deadline is at 11:00 am on 26th September. There are three more matches to be played later on Saturday and Sunday has another four fixtures scheduled. The final two matches of Week #3 are to be played on Monday night. The final match sees Liverpool host Arsenal. We will be updating our web site with the Week #3 results shortly after the final whistle at Anfield.

Our next web log will be published late on Wednesday30th September. We will have the usual round up of the goals that affected points scored in the Golden Boot Game. We will also bring you up to date with events in the Total Goals Game as it approaches its half way point.

Player Comments on the Blog

From: Lancashire Rover

at: 10:59 on 5 October 2020

Noticed that salah two goals have not been credited to him


at: 14:49 on 5 October 2020

Thank you for pointing this out. Two goals were credited to Mane by mistake. Finger trouble rather than technical error. All sorted now but it does affect the tables somewhat.

From: M1

at: 12:16 on 21 October 2020

The change I would like to see is that once a striker is taken out of it's original position you can't move that striker back into that same position. Example: Kane is selected as my 8 point banker in week 1. The following week I want to leave him out of my selections as he is injured. The next time I select him the best position available is a 7 point position or lower! Other option was not to drop Kane and take a nil point hit for the week. Kane would still keep scoring 8 pointers until he has been moved...

From: M1

at: 13:44 on 22 October 2020

The flaw I see in attracting new players is that once the season is in full swing most players will be choosing the same high scoring strikers from the big six clubs... This means that if you are not in the top chasing positions by then you have little chance of catching the leaders!!!

From: Team Of The Weak

at: 13:45 on 23 October 2020

Sorry M1 but I'm not keen on the idea & it might be a bit difficult to administer .The main selling point of the game is that you start each week with a new line up with no restrictions .

From: M1

at: 20:11 on 23 October 2020

Agreed TOTW it would be a nightmare to set up on the tech side! In many ways there would be more of a strategy choice. At the moment who is not going to pick the top scoring strikers in the highest position rather than gamble on the likes of Watkins, Bamford, Wilson and others that feature only in the bottom positions if at all most weeks. Good to hear your feedback thou TOTW.

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