Gameweek 9 results

October 24, 2011

1 Release The Hounds 4 Paul Mitchell 57 525
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 36 496
3 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 48 467
4 none of the above Jonny Mabbutt 48 466
5 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 40 464
6 TheBellsAreRinging Damon Brown 47 458
7 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 36 452
8 KAYS FC Tom Rogerson 28 441
9 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 52 431
10 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 48 430
11 ErectileFullfunction Alex Ritchie 32 428
12 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 59 423
13 Mustard Strike FC Arron Fellows 69 408
14 Overpaid Pillocks Ian Williams 36 398
15 Benson & Wedgies P Hawkins 29 396
16 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 24 395
17 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 40 390
18 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 28 388
19 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 21 383
20 magnificent fifteen stephen kennerson 18 374
21 Inter South Harrow Paul Bentz 23 373
22 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 21 365
23 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 20 347
24 DIMBETWEENERS dmitri wychrij 25 344
25 Running On Empty Mk3 Dave Heighington 34 320
26 Cant think of a name mark molloy 20 306
27 SHADWELL TOWN Ed Carter 13 295


Was this one of the most exciting and action packed weeks in Premier League history? Probably. Mustard Strike win the manager of the week prize with 69 points. Remarkably, using only ten players. The other four didn’t play. Choosing Van Persie as captain, and having the right City players helped their cause – as did avoiding any of those big name players for Manchester United and Chelsea who were sent off, booked, conceded……played even.

We may have learnt an awful lot this week. Namely, that Man United will not win the title with that defence. Jonny Evans is Championship standard at best. Chelsea still don’t like it up ’em, although they arguably played better with nine men. Nine men who tried every dirty trick in the book to try and win themselves a penalty, or get QPR players sent off. It doesn’t work like that Chelsea.

We learnt that there are some brilliant young goalkeepers in this league, all of whom are infinitely better and more reliable than 18 million pound stick insect David De Gea. Krul, Ruddy, Vorm and Mignolet are agile, great shot stoppers, command their area – and more importantly Buckets managers, cheap.

If it wasn’t clear already, then it is now – City attackers are a must. David Silva is the best player in this league. The pass for City’s last goal caused me to dribble down my front. James Milner might be a slightly confused looking kid from Leeds, but he doesn’t look out of place alongside Silva, Nasri, Toure, Dzeko and Aguero. And mad Mario Balotelli makes Gazza look like Emily Bishop – why always him?

We learnt that Wigan and Blackburn are going down and the promoted teams will stay up. Bolton look shaky. Sunderland less so. Fulham and Stoke players are best avoided after Europa League week. Mick McCarthy DOES know what he’s doing. As does David Moyes. Everton are picking up after their obligatory shit start o the season. Tottenham will probably still have to battle with Arsenal for 4th place. Robin Van Persie is a goal machine, scoring his 25th in 26 games. Newcastle might, just might, have enough for a European place. Alan Hutton can’t tackle. Chris Brunt can’t take penalties. Have I missed anything? Probably……so much happened. It was great to watch. An impossible week to predict fantasy wise. Which is how it should be.

And picking the goal of the week wasn’t easy. All of the goals in the Manc derby were fantastic;- even Darren Fletcher’s consolation. City’s quickfire direct attacking – four passes from back to front and a one touch finish was reminiscent of how United played when they had Ronaldo at his peak. Fletcher’s side foot curler was matched by Cabaye’s for Newcastle and Van Der Vaart for Spurs. Bryan Ruiz scored a delightful chip for Fulham against Everton. Everton scored two screamers in reply. Grant Holt burst the net with a bullet header for Norwich, and even Paul Scharner, who doesn’t look a day under 53, managed to get his creaking old Austrian body bent round a few defenders to volley home a sweet, sweet winner for the Baggies against Villa. Take your pick.

  • Player of the week – Royston Drenthe. One of the goals of the week. And assisted Rodwell. Got bonus points for it. 
  • Bargain of the week – Jack Rodwell. Another one of the goals of the week. And assisted Drenthe. Got bonus points for it.
  • Donkey of the week – Jonny Evans. Bloody useless.

Goal o’t weekend

I decided on this one. Royston Drenthe. It’s the bend.




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