Gameweek 38 results

May 15, 2012

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 52 2,176
2 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 55 2,084
3 none of the above Jonny Mabbutt 39 2,066
4 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 54 2,025
5 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 61 2,024
6 Overpaid Pillocks Ian Williams 46 1,983
7 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 61 1,974
8 Release The Hounds 4 Paul Mitchell 70 1,971
9 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 53 1,966
10 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 60 1,957
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 52 1,951
12 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 45 1,917
13 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 42 1,894
14 KAYS FC Tom Rogerson 48 1,886
15 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 46 1,865
16 Mustard Strike FC Arron Fellows 28 1,815
17 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 51 1,807
18 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 47 1,792
19 Benson & Wedgies P Hawkins 49 1,762
20 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 43 1,746
21 ErectileFullfunction Alex Ritchie 43 1,710
22 magnificent fifteen stephen kennerson 42 1,687
23 Cant think of a name mark molloy 53 1,649
24 TheBellsAreRinging Damon Brown 16 1,549
25 Running On Empty Mk3 Dave Heighington 53 1,532
26 DIMBETWEENERS dmitri wychrij 20 1,481
27 SHADWELL TOWN Ed Carter 23 1,473

It’s nice to see a different name on the trophy – and congratulations to Manchester City aswell. So lets tie up the remaining loose ends of this Buckets season.

Release the Hounds win the last weekly award, picking up 70 points in a tough week to predict. There were lots of goals scored, and only four clean sheets, yet strangely defenders lead the way. Seven cloggers scored goals this week, and with that took most of the big bonus marks. The two leading players were Jonny Heitinga of Everton, and Emerson Boyce of Wigan. Who, up until this weekend, should have been nowhere near your team.

The last monthly award goes to Uriah Rennie 2nd XI, with two points separating the top four teams. Can’t Think Of A Name almost fluked it, and were leading up to the point that the bonuses were calculated. Uriah Rennie nicked it with six extra bonus points. Can’t Think Of A Name would have benefited from getting out of bed to make their one free transfer, as their squad included five players that didn’t play.

And the overall winner is Neil Madrid (that’s me). Neil Madrid won with 2,176 points, finishing 9,531st in the overall game. This is a better points total than Crazylegs’ from last season – but not as god an overall position. Our league did slightly better this year. We have five teams breaking the 2,000 point barrier compared to four last year, and our lowest place team is 60 points better off than last years lowest place – and won a bloody Manager of the Month prize. Somehow?!

Romeo’s Honda Van finish second. The second consecutive second place finish for their manager. None of the above finish in third, and Panza Grande pip Crazylegs to fourth by a solitary point. Both teams made two transfers for their final week push. Crazylegs had eight points to make up, and the addition of Silva and Neil Taylor served them well, scoring 12 points between them, bringing Crazylegs’s total to 61 points for the week. Yet Panza did enough, scoring seven points less, a total of 54 for the week. Had Crazylegs had a bit more luck with injuries and benched players, it would probably have been a different story.

No amount of inane rambling from me cold quite sum up, or do justice to the last week of this Premiership season. For once, football really did do the talking. There are 34,200 minutes in a football season and it all came down to the final two. I took particular pleasure from seeing smug, happy red faces turn to glum disbelief as they realised City had scored in Fergie time. Oh the irony. And well done to QPR for staying up, and making City fight for that title.

A full season review will appear in the blog in the next few days. Check prize money link for the breakdown of winners – you will be contacted re payment shortly.

  • Player of the week – Jonny Heitinga. If only Everton started their season in August, rather than March.
  • Bargain of the week – Emmerson Boyce. Two, YES TWO, goals. If only Wigan started their season  etc etc
  • Donkey of the week – Joey Barton. You don’t say.

Goal o’t weekend

The last goal of the season. And subsequent reactions. Brilliant

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