Epic Fail’s Missus knows best
Definitely seems to be the case. Despite what Mindgames Guru Peppie might say, Norwich have had a cracking fortnight in their lead up from mid table to 2nd place, first witnessing a record value rise for Marquinhos, following up with 6 out of 6 successful bids in Round 5 and 6. Coincidentally, Isacki is now in East Anglia partying it out with the Norfolk. Maybe other clubs should welcome him home too.
Norwich have clearly shown with a solid couple of rounds, anything is possible in TWS. Maybe Round 7 and the Transfer Window will see some other team pull off a Norwich. But can they do it without Epic Fail’s Missus?
Without further ado, let me unveil some juicy stats about this round’s secret bids…
Average bid amount: 9.13 tokens
That’s a marginal decrease from the previous round of bidding for midfielders, where it was 10.35
Most common bid amount: 2 (13.3% of bids with a 25% success rate)
TWS started off with 1 as being the most common bid at a successful rate, then its been 2 for a while now (bar the strikers round). The twoken strategy is probably not so successful anymore, maybe there’s a new minimum out there.
All tiebreakers were resolved by more tokens remaining.
Teams that have spent more will have to spend that extra token to be sure of beating the tie. Watch out for the Gooners, who by the looks of it, are still sticking to their 30 token self-imposed budget.
Cheekiest successful bids: Valero (€19 m/token) and Denisov (€16 m/token)
Whilst Aston Villa have become the new bargain kings since the acquisition of Lionel Messi, Arsenal have made Wenger proud with another high ROI deal.
Most valuable homeless target: Ferdinandinho (€32m)
The Hindsight XI seems to get better and bigger with every Round. Captain Hindsight would have won TWS easily.
No released players.
Whilst Villa will be on a bidding holiday this Round, it should be noted that Round 7 is the last round where player releases have a penalty of 2 tokens.
Average ROI = Median ROI = €3.5m/token
After 6 Rounds, is this possibly a good indication of what ROI we can expect to see from the winning team?
Average tokens spent so far: 60 per team
60% budget used after 60% Rounds are completed. TWS Perfection.
Order of Extreme Valour
Jose Mourinho Rumour Mill
Manchester United owner COMH’s reaction to City’s overspending “I’d just like to remind Man City that they cannot spend more than 100 tokens. There’s no way around this time”
Man City manager In Tommy We Trust reacts to COMH’s remarks by saying “Let us play our game and you play yours. We believe in getting a strong team of core players. Unlike United, we retain our best players. David Silva, he’s the very best”
Palace Ash has been reported missing for the past 72 hours. Rumours that Super Oscar Baabbbyy has kidnapped him and Palace’s budget to acquire the services of his favorite Arda Turan
And to think….Palace actually captured Turan is spooky. Double bluff, well played.
Liverpool Chief Scout Lawro reckons PeppieandFelix’s model is laughable. In his latest interview, he said “We are looking at some massive price hikes for our players which should push us to first place easily. Prediction 2-0”
Swansea’s latest acquisitions has Cardiff Head Coach Thomass67 pondering about his future again. He was quoted as saying “I am happy as I’m a passionate Jack. Whichever Welsh club does well, I join that team next season”
An unknown source was overheard on his walkie talkie as saying “I love the commitment being shown to this game. There’s so much more going on than one can ever see on TWS Chat. Let’s just say some teams have set up impressive infrastructures to do well. In TWS2, I reckon we should look to reward them irrespective of performance”
I wonder who wrote this. The mysterious TWS Reporter must be at it again. But not to worry folks, we’ve been told his identity shall be revealed come end of TWS.
Don’t forget the TWS Happy Hour is on at Saturday 10pm as usual
Latest from the Happy Hour Prediction Contest is that Isacki still top geezer at 4 TWS Pints. Meanwhile 6 geezers (Dukes of Hazard, Louis, Palace Ash, Thomass67, Super Oscar Baby and Isacki) took Megan Fox home this week. That’s a jumbo sandwich right there.
With a transfer window on the horizon, clubs might want to suit up for a busy week of wheeling and dealing that lies ahead?
Anyways, Isacki has inspired me. It’s now my turn to enjoy a well deserved TWS holiday. So until next time…..good luck all.