Weather for Ducks?

As the second Semi Final approaches both Daddy Ridout and SuperGaz will be plotting and scheming their way to the final to meet Billy Collins, after he dispatched Callum Gigg. They’ll be thinking about which players they will want, what type of game of play and how they will motivate their players. But will they fall victim to one factor which they have no control over whatsoever… the weather!

That’s right – will the elements be their undoing? In the Team Picker Cup so far we have had two games which have been played in wet conditions. Both games have been incredibly one sided; in particular with the winning side scoring a massive 12 goals. 
So what is it about the wet weather that makes the game turn into a foregone conclusion? Or is the weather a distraction to the quality of the sides picked or the general performance of the night?
Who likes the rain?
Name QF Three SF One
Gareth “Big G” ONeill 1 1
Mike Pinto 1 1
Rolan ABS ABS
Jon Ridout 1 ABS
Paul Preece 1 1
Joe Newbury 0 0
Stuart Parsons 0 1
James Pugh 1 1
Billy Collins 1 1
Callum Gigg 1 0
Tom Payne 0 0
Paul Evans ABS ABS
Greg Davies 0 0
Luke Hinchly 0 1
Chris Phillips 0 0
Gareth “Gaji” Jenkins 0 0
Peter North ABS ABS
Dan Patterson ABS ABS
James “Lunges” Herbert ABS 0
The table above shows the performances for the two games which were played in wet conditions. Gareth O’Neill and Mike Pinto, who are yet to falter at all at the TPC, certainly take to a wet Sophia like ducks. However Paul Preece, James Pugh and Billy Collins all have registered a full 100% too. When you look at who have lost both games, you find Joe Newbury, Tom Payne, Greg Davies, Chris Phillips and Gareth Jenkins. It’s clear from both these games that the sides were quite similar – and in both cases they struggled! 
So beware team pickers if the rain comes in – you may want to pay attention to the table above!
Who is in form?
HOT
Gareth O’Neill continues to set the tournament alight with a 100% record in all games played – to maintain this he will need to beat Jon Ridout in the proposed Semi Final matchup tomorrow night! Mike Pinto also maintains an impressive 3 from 3.
NOT
Gareth Jenkins and Chris Phillips however have had a Team Picker Cup to forget, only registering one win each from all games played. Both participants in the TPC and entering with so much promise, they have just not been able to get the rub of the green. But don’t write them off – they are both determined to win their remaining games.    
    
Name QF One QF Two QF Three QF Four SF One Wins Games Success
Gareth “Big G” ONeill 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 100%
Mike Pinto 1 ABS 1 ABS 1 3 3 100%
Rolan ABS ABS ABS 1 ABS 1 1 100%
Jon Ridout 1 ABS 1 0 ABS 2 3 67%
Paul Preece ABS 0 1 ABS 1 2 3 67%
Joe Newbury 1 1 0 1 0 3 5 60%
Stuart Parsons 1 0 0 1 1 3 5 60%
James Pugh 0 0 1 1 1 3 5 60%
Billy Collins 0 1 1 0 1 3 5 60%
Callum Gigg 0 ABS 1 1 0 2 4 50%
Tom Payne 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 40%
Paul Evans 0 1 ABS 0 ABS 1 3 33%
Greg Davies 1 0 0 ABS 0 1 4 25%
Luke Hinchly ABS 0 0 0 1 1 4 25%
Chris Phillips 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 20%
Gareth “Gaji” Jenkins 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 20%
Peter North 0 ABS ABS ABS ABS 0 1 0%
Dan Patterson ABS ABS ABS 0 ABS 0 1 0%
James “Lunges” Herbert ABS ABS ABS ABS 0 0 1 0%

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