So many two-nils. Like six of them this week? And I'd have loved a seventh from our little clash at Villa Park, but instead I got diarrhea and angina.

Anyway, lots of scoring this week! Many, many people scored on 8/10 games, which is fairly uncommon, although not unexpected in a week where there were no drawn matches. Lots of greenening of the spreadsheet! And we're off to Week 22 just like that!

Also, by way of forewarning, there is some weirdness in scheduling coming up due to FA Cup matches. So Week 23's post will come up sooner than expected, and will cover PL matches on Jan 28/29, then Week 24 will be hot on its heels for matches on Feb 1/2/3.

Week 21 (Click for spreadsheet)

Points IKTS
hansdampf 14 3
silverace99 14 3
Scrupio 13 2
AndrewMain 13 1
T.Coolguy 13 1
SteakBaller 12 2
bmasson11 12 1
HoodRiverDuck 12 1
sluellwitz 11 2
Captain Kirk 3 9 1
Adnan Ilyas 8 0
Astar 8 0
PowderedDonut 7 1
jellomon 6 0

THE PODIUM: hansdampf and silverace99 are highfiving up there! And the silver tier is empty again, leaving Scrupio very, very lonesome on the bronze tier. You guys could at least lowfive him from that lofty perch. Jerks.

CLEVER PICK OF THE WEEK: Brad Masson and Scrupio both picked Sunderland over Fulham in this week's Battle of Good Jesus Christ These Teams Are Dreadful. The rest of us failed to score.

CRISIS PICK OF THE WEEK: PowderedDonut liked Norwich to draw Everton. The rest of us enjoy scrappy overachievers like Roberto Martinez and his merry band of thugs boys, so we scored some points.

Philly37 WISHFUL THINKING PICK OF THE WEEK: Goes to Adnan Ilyas and jellomon, who don't understand yet that Manchester City is going to win every game ever again forever. Both of them picked Newcastle to beat them 2-1. The rest of us welcomed our new Citizen Overlords, and scored points from their glorious victory.

Season Standings

Points IKTS
hansdampf 209 27
HoodRiverDuck 198 22
sluellwitz 189 22
silverace99 189 20
Scrupio 182 21
Captain Kirk 3 179 19
jellomon 175 20
SteakBaller 175 19
Adnan Ilyas 170 18
AndrewMain 167 19
T.Coolguy 162 13
Astar 161 15
Philly37 122 14
Sam5001 109 13
bmasson11 91 9
rzor 90 10
PowderedDonut 83 10
LePrince 32 4
Harold Harpoon 25 3
bearcatcardfan 16 1
DJ Holm 8 0

hansdampf is just pushing that lead out every so slightly every week. Much like a glacier, he will eventually crush us all by this method. Or perhaps this whole global warming thing will speed up and he'll melt, causing the sea level to rise and flooding anyone who lives on a coastline. There's probably a less clunky metaphor in there somewhere, but I'm not that kind of a writer. Though I'm pretty good with the penis jokes, I guess.

IKTS Cup Sponsored by TSF Industries Standings

Nothing new here, we're still chasing sluellwitz and his 15(3). I'm going out on a limb here and predicting all of us score some Cup points this week. To the picks!

Week 22: (All times Eastern)

Saturday, January 18:
Sunderland vs Southampton, 7:45am
Arsenal vs Fulham, 10am
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City, 10am
Manchester City vs Cardiff City, 10am
Norwich City vs Hull City, 10am
West Ham United vs Newcastle United, 10am
Liverpool vs Aston Villa, 12:30pm
Sunday, January 19:
Swansea City vs Tottenham, 8:30am
Chelsea vs Manchester United, 11am
Monday, January 20:
West Bromwich Albion vs Everton, 3pm, NBCSN

IKTSSBTSFI Cup Friday, January 24:
Arsenal vs Coventry City (FA Cup), 2:45pm


Sunderland Southampton
Arsenal Fulham
Crystal Palace Stoke City
Manchester City Cardiff City
Norwich City Hull City
West Ham United Newcastle United
Liverpool Aston Villa
Swansea City Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea Manchester United
West Bromwich Albion Everton
Arsenal Coventry City

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