Leading the way into the Final of the 2012 World Championships was League 1 winner Krncdinho
, who amassed the highest points total of the round, with 69 - an average of over two points per game! League 2 winner unguru bulan
trailed him home in second, with an impressive total of 67 points, whilst League 1 runner-up Drunk-Master
recorded qualification with his tally of 65 points. These tallies are reflective of the wins column, too, with all three of the aforementioned managers taking the podium spots there, too. Krncdinho
takes yet another personal title by virtue of recording 22 victories, more than two ahead of any other manager. Indeed, 3 managers managed to reach 20 wins, all sharing the second highest record, as unguru bulan
are joined by 2011 Champion gavrilescu_ovidiu
- is lightening about to strike twice? We finally have a new award winner when we look at the fewest defeats, and taking the award, with only 7 losses from 34 games, is League 2's Champion unguru bulan
, one ahead of his compatriot and crew-mate Sufana Adrian
. 3rd place is shared by 3 managers, with Krncdinho
suffering only 9 defeats through the SemiFinals! Sir Marek Myjchrzak
takes the award for the highest number of draws, with 12, over a third of his games, ending in a stalemate! The other podiums spots are shared by danitec
and Peter River
, who finished with 10 draws apiece. The title for the most attacking team is awarded to diegocruz23
, who managed an impressive 91 goals. The other two managers on the podium are two new managers, with a joint award for Smocker
and Petter Inge Skjolberg
, whose 89 goals each enabled them to both reach the final. At the end of the pitch, it was the League 1 defences who shone the most, with Sufana Adrian
conceding only 42 goal, and Krncdinho
only 44 goals. A League 1 whitewash was prevented by unguru bulan
, who conceded only 48 goals. Unsurprisingly, the podium for the best Goal Difference is made up from the managers just mentioned. With a difference of +43, Krncdinho
takes home yet another award from a hugely succesful SemiFinal, beating Sufana Adrian
, unguru bulan
into a share of second, all with a GD of +39.
On a larger scale, we return, unsurprisingly, to the Romanian/Portuguese combination for the majority of the Finalists. Although the Romanians went into the SemiFinals with more managers, it is the Portuguese who have reclaimed their original advantage, and will take 8 managers to the final, compared to Romania's 6. And with 14 of the 18 managers in the final from either of these two countries, you'd be brave/foolish (depending on your point of view!) to bet against the trophy returning to one of these two countries for the fourth consecutive year. The remaining places are filled by a manager apiece from Albania, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. On the Crew scene, it is the Romanian Pwners
who will be toasting their managers this weekend, with 5 of the 6 managers they had in the SemiFinals progressing to the Final. The Portuguese 8 come from 4 crews all contributing 2 managers each, with Alma Lusitana
, Fantastic TUGA
the crews in questions. The remaining managers come from Furia Roja
, OFM Greats
, The Revolutionists
, all of whom have a solitary manager to cheer on in the final.
As ever, you can follow the competition, join in the discussion and cheer for your favourite in the official World Championship 2012
topic. Details of the League for the Final will be made available here on Monday.
For now, though, we must all congratulate the 18 managers who have reached the Final, and wish them the best of luck when it kicks off again on Monday!