Gameweek 3 results

September 3, 2012

1 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 76 248
2 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 70 217
3 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 74 216
4 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 80 214
5 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 89 200
6 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 69 198
7 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 58 187
8 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 62 179
9 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 64 178
10 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 37 172
11 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 86 171
12 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 66 165
13 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 71 161
14 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 60 159
15 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 58 155
15 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 66 155
17 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 44 152
18 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 34 152
19 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 45 150
20 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 61 149
21 Les Canaris David Spinks 68 145
22 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 44 144
23 Shadwell Town Ed Carter 41 141
24 Yann The Man P Hawkins 40 141
25 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 55 138
26 SV Darmstadt 98 Tom Rogerson 53 137
27 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 73 130
28 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 21 126
29 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 28 109

This weeks top scorers are Pescara Rangers with 89 points. This moves them up into 5th place. Still the clear leader is Rip Roaring Reds with a 31 point lead over 2nd placed Uriah Rennie 2nd XI. RRR have posted their third successive 70+ score. And they haven’t played their wildcard….

… unlike many other teams. Mainly, I expect, to crowbar Robin Van Persie into the team. I don’t think too many teams started with RVP, not knowing where he’d be by this point of the season – but a game against Southampton, as United’s main striker, and Rooney out of action for a while was too big a temptation to turn down. And he came up trumps – just about. It wasn’t looking good after the penalty miss (saved by Kelvin Davies – his second penalty save in three games), but two more goals and top bonus marks redeemed him. He and Carlos Tevez both scored 15 points this week. Player of the week is Tevez – for NOT missing a penalty. Bargain buy is Winston Reid of West Ham who also scored 15 points for his goal, clean sheet and bonus. Honourable mention must go to Gareth McAuley, who did the same for West Brom, also scoring 15 points, but Reid is slightly cheaper, and so takes the award.

So what have we learned this week? Well, don’t stress about your defence. Just three clean sheets this week. United concede two again – this time to Southampton. City concede again – this time to QPR. You can afford so much more going forward – probably whoever you think you need, because the defenders aren’t defending. The more expensive they are, the more useless they are. Only Arsenal look worth investing in defensively. Might be the Steve Bould effect. None of United, City, Spurs, Newcastle or Liverpool have, as yet, kept a clean sheet. Swansea, West Ham and West Brom have all kept two out ofthe three games. It’s been an odd start. It’s now the international break. Will normal service be resumed?

  • Player of the week. Carlos Tevez – 15 points. His value has increased by 0.7 million already. Almost half of fantasy league teams have him.
  • Bargain of the week. Winston Reid – 15 points. Hammers look strong at home.
  • Donkey of the week. Tom Huddlestone – -3 points. Returning to the field after long injury lay off. Sent off 7 minutes later.

Goal of the weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7LetsXPv8U

Newcastle’s first screamer of the season.

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