Golden Boot Game Web Log

Week 25 - Mixmix and PJ Auxerre Reach Cup Final

Published: 7 March 2018


So, in the end all those extreme weather warnings came to nought and all the Week 25 Premier League matches went ahead without a hitch. This is always good news for the Golden Boot Game, certainly from the Controllers’ viewpoint. I’m not sure how we are going to cope if the much discussed Winter break ever becomes a reality. It was interesting to see Rangers (the Glasgow variety) playing in the Florida Cup during the Scottish Winter break though. Obviously the players don’t need a rest so much as a couple of matches in 30 odd degrees heat and 90 per cent humidity. I suppose that’s what they call ‘conditioning’.


While I’m not sure that these two cup ties were the most exciting thing in Week 25 it is interesting to note that a late second goal for Lukaku would have changed both results and even a Sanchez strike would have been good enough for KPs Nuts to qualify for the final. In the event, though, Mixmix were able to justify their favourites tag with goals from Salah and Ayew J being enough to see off that single Lukaku strike. PJ Auxerre countered points from Lukaku, Aubameyang and Barnes for The Fast and Furious 8 with similar scoring goals from Salah, Ayew J and Murray, which meant their 4-pointer from Deeney won the day. So, the final of the Golden Boot Cup sponsored by Arrowvean Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall will see Mixmix take on PJ Auxerre to become the third winners of the trophy. The final will take place in Week 32 which starts on the final Saturday in April. If a replay is required it will be held in the following Week. Oh, and before anyone gets overwhelmed by the excitement of it all, there is no actual trophy, just a small prize.


Points were rather harder to come by this Week with scoring dominated by goals from Salah and Lukaku. Even though ten other strikers contributed points the average score was only 7.4 and only three teams had the foresight to pick two-goal Son. One team, Lancashire Rover, did find five different scorers for a Week’s best 17 points and Cheshire Town also had five goals for their 16 point total with six of those points provided by Son. Four other teams also had 16 points for the Week which illustrates just how congested the scoring was at the top end.

Not for the first time this season, the top two teams in the overall standings matched each other point for point leaving the gap between leaders fdringo and donnyvegas at 31 points. Back in third place Bury Wanderer slipped back by a point to leave themselves nine shy of a prize position. Cheshire Town in fourth place did at least close in on the leaders but the gap to third still stands at 18 points while, despite their Week’s best score, Lancashire Rover sit a further 29 points back in fifth. At this stage it appears to be “steady as she goes” for the leading teams as they close in on the prizes but there are game Weeks with fewer fixtures coming up which will mean game Weeks with extra fixtures before the season ends. This break to routine may yet shake things up a little and see us have an exciting conclusion to the Golden Boot Game this season.


Of the five teams who scored five goals in the first Week of this contest only Lancashire Rover could repeat the feat this Week and they now have a clear lead with 15 points. This Week’s other five goal scorers, Cheshire Town, sit just one point behind. Not far behind on twelve points sit a trio of veteran Golden Boot teams; Magic Eight Balls, Spartak Gringley and PJ Auxerre, at least two of whom are serial prize winners. This Week, as is often the case in this game, the current Week’s top two goal scorers have risen to the top of the standings. As the value of goals increases Week by Week a good performance in the current Week will always outscore similar performances in previous Weeks. For Week 26 the multiplier increases to three which means that a team which has no points currently could be matching the current leaders if they can just find five goals from somewhere.


Week 26 is another normal Week with ten Premier League fixtures scheduled one match for each of the 20 clubs. The selection deadline is the usual 11:00 am on Saturday 10th March. The Week’s final Premier League fixture is on Monday evening again and we should have our web sites up to date shortly after the final whistle at Stoke. The next web log will be published late on Wednesday 14th March and in it you will be able to read all the latest news and updates from the Golden Boot Game and from the Quantum Accelerator Game.

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