Gameweek 2 results

August 28, 2012

1 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 70 172
2 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 62 155
3 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 70 142
4 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 67 139
5 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 61 134
6 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 48 133
7 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 72 129
8 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 50 122
9 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 72 117
10 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 51 114
11 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 38 111
12 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 67 108
13 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 46 105
14 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 57 105
15 Yann The Man P Hawkins 37 101
16 Shadwell Town Ed Carter 45 100
17 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 52 100
18 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 50 99
18 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 51 99
20 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 55 97
21 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 49 94
22 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 59 92
23 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 45 89
24 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 51 85
25 SV Darmstadt 98 Tom Rogerson 45 84
26 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 59 83
27 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 35 81
28 Les Canaris David Spinks 37 77
29 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 26 57

We have out first Manager of the Month winner. The August prize goes to Rip Roaring Reds, who amassed an impressive 172 points over the those first two quick weeks of this season. They top scored last week, and posted the second highest weekly score this week. No-one else really got close. We had joint top scorers for gameweek 2 – Fancy A Brouhaha? and A Few Good Men managed 72 points. Fancy A Brouhaha? take the weekly award by virtue of scoring more goals this week.

And how did they do it? Having the right Chelsea players. Three games played – three wins – two clean sheets. It can’t be just any Chelsea players. Say for instance, if you had Ramires, Mata and Cole, you’d probably be languishing in, say, 23rd place. Hazard, Torres and Ivanovic is the dream combo. Hazard in particular, who has one goal and six assists in three games. Rip Roaring Reds had him as captain last week, and stuck with that decision for this. Altogether, Hazard has scored 68 points for our league leaders – that’s more than Pretty Schitty City’s total score.

At present Petr Cech is the leading goalkeeper, Branislav Ivanovic the leading defender, Eden Hazard the leading midfielder and Fernando Torres the leading striker. HOWEVER – Chelsea don’t play next week. Managers need to have plenty in reserve to maintain any leading start they may have got through their Chelsea selections.

Reading don’t play either. Neither will Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero. I had Aguero. He lasted 14 minutes. I swapped him for Rooney. He lasted 8 minutes. The Reading players did OK in their first week, but their game was postponed this week. And my Chelsea selection just hasn’t paid off. I’m left with a choice of having to make 5 transfers, playing my wildcard, or relying on an under-strength line up to compete in gameweek 3. Yes – two weeks in – and your current champion has ballsed it up already. You’ll be pleased to know.

  • Player of the week. Angel Rangel –  14 points. Swansea march on. Two clean sheets and eight goals scored.
  • Bargain of the week. Ali Al-Habsi10 points.Always makes an appearance in this category at some point during the season.
  • Donkey of the week. Ciaran Clark – -3 points. Villa doomed already?

Goal of the week

Didn’t take long did it? Van Persie against Fulham. 30 seconds in.


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