Gameweek 23 results

February 2, 2012

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 67 1,296
2 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 53 1,256
3 none of the above Jonny Mabbutt 88 1,255
4 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 61 1,248
5 Release The Hounds 4 Paul Mitchell 78 1,207
6 Overpaid Pillocks Ian Williams 66 1,207
7 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 48 1,193
8 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 60 1,179
9 Mustard Strike FC Arron Fellows 52 1,159
10 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 66 1,155
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 72 1,142
12 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 58 1,133
13 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 62 1,131
14 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 51 1,129
15 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 72 1,127
16 ErectileFullfunction Alex Ritchie 62 1,118
17 KAYS FC Tom Rogerson 66 1,116
18 Benson & Wedgies P Hawkins 56 1,085
19 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 67 1,079
20 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 73 1,033
21 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 46 1,022
22 magnificent fifteen stephen kennerson 37 1,017
23 TheBellsAreRinging Damon Brown 27 997
24 Cant think of a name mark molloy 44 978
25 DIMBETWEENERS dmitri wychrij 52 922
26 Running On Empty Mk3 Dave Heighington 33 901
27 SHADWELL TOWN Ed Carter 35 806

none of the above win the gameweek and the month. Which is doubly annoying. I thought I had it in the bag. And I had to start that sentence with a lower case letter. Which I hate. Next season I’m going to insist on a  grammatically consistent and correct naming convention. No teams made up entirely of capitals or lower case letters. And capital letters at the start of new words. Got it?

none of the above’s (grrrrrrrrrr!) success was thanks largely to electing Gareth Bale as captain. Bale scored two, and inevitably picked up top bonus marks for his efforts. Bale was considered doubtful for the game, so one suspects none of the above’s manager was sat contemplating his captain right up to the deadline, and on finding out Bale was playing, took a punt. It worked. If a player gets you 30 points in a gameweek – you generally win the gameweek.

Bale is now the highest scoring midfielder, and the second highest scoring player in the competition. His value has risen1.5 million over the course of the season – more than any other player. The other players whose values have risen by more than a million are Vorm, Ryan Taylor, Jose Enrique, Silva, Adebayor and Van Persie. Do you have them in your team? Yes. I do. Check.

One of the few weeks of the season in which defences generally came out on top. There were seven clean sheets, and of the measly 23 goals scored, only seven were actually scored by forwards. Wow!

  • Player of the week – Gareth Bale. You won’t get him for any less than 12 million next season. The new Ronaldo.
  • Bargain of the week – Frazier Campbell. First game back. Best goal. Top bonus
  • Donkey of the week – Stephen Warnock. A few to choose from. Warnock wins for the scoring the “own goal that looks the most like a normal goal” of the season.

Goal o’t weekend

15 months out. Two goals in two games. 5.9 million. Worth a closer look. And another goal made in the North East.

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