Gameweek 12 review

November 22, 2011

1 Release The Hounds 4 Paul Mitchell 45 656
2 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 64 648
3 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 41 646
4 none of the above Jonny Mabbutt 55 637
5 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 70 628
6 Overpaid Pillocks Ian Williams 62 616
7 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 65 613
8 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 57 611
9 Mustard Strike FC Arron Fellows 56 597
10 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 50 596
11 TheBellsAreRinging Damon Brown 24 575
12 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 58 566
13 ErectileFullfunction Alex Ritchie 45 557
14 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 49 556
15 KAYS FC Tom Rogerson 34 547
16 magnificent fifteen stephen kennerson 62 544
17 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 52 542
18 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 61 537
19 Benson & Wedgies P Hawkins 41 528
20 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 25 507
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 42 503
22 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 44 496
23 DIMBETWEENERS dmitri wychrij 38 488
24 Running On Empty Mk3 Dave Heighington 43 488
25 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 44 479
26 Cant think of a name mark molloy 56 429
27 SHADWELL TOWN Ed Carter 39 414

Should have swapped Rooney for Van Persie. United, as predicted, limped to a 1-0’er over Swansea, while Van Persie got his customary double against Norwich. There’s now a 0.9 million difference in price. It has to change this week. United aren’t scoring, but at least they’re the only one of the top sides that look capable of keeping a clean sheet. It’s three on the spin now in the league, plus a couple more in the Champions League and League Cup. All since the 6-1 defeat to City, and all since the return to the team of Nemanja Vidic, who at 7.8 million, isn’t completely overpriced. There’s always the likelihood of Vidic to get goals and bonus points. Tottenham are, other than City, the form side. As they were last year, Van Der Vaart and Bale are becoming very reliable weekly scorers. City brushed Newcastle aside, sadly. Although not conceding as many as United or Spurs could be considered an achievement.

It wasn’t a bad week for defenders. All too often lumbered with the donkey of the week award, this week we have Johnson, Richards, Jagielka and Baines (the new look England back four?) all in double figures, and all scoring – with Richards picking up the player of the week award.

Romeo’s Honda-Van pick up their second manager of the week award, and lead the way in the race for the November Manager of the Month Award. There are several teams in it. Overpaid Pillocks, who, on the back of Van Persie’s form, and a wildcard, have climbed from mid table to 6th in a few weeks (proving it can be done mid-tablers), Neil Madrid, none of the above, magnificent fifteen (from nowhere), Mustard Strike, Bermie United and Uriah Rennie all look capable of nicking the £6 (calm down) prize. At the arse end of the league there’s been a reaction from Can’t Think Of A Name, who wildcarded their whole team this week, and scored enough to haul them off the bottom of the league. Now with Van Persie, Jones, Dzeko, Silva, Bale, Vorm, Enrique, Eagles and the Toon defence all brought in to replace Jason Lee, Gerry Taggart, Adi Akinbiyi, Ali Dia, Marco Boogers, Massimo Taibi, Torben Piechnik, Winston Bogarde and the Sunderland defence (Ok, that’s a joke, but it may as well have been), they look like they may have half a chance of them staving off relegation to the Buckets Conference. 

  • Player of the week – Micah Richards. England’s best defender.
  • Bargain of the week – Yakubu. Can take corners without even touching the ball.
  • Donkey of the week – David Dunn. Off.

Goal o’t weeekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY6hifqRdHs

Glen Johnson against Chelsea. The goal finally arrives at 4m26s ish.

 

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