Gameweek 4 results

September 20, 2012

1 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 46 294
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 52 266
3 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 35 252
4 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 50 248
5 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 23 231
6 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 30 230
7 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 46 225
8 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 46 224
9 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 36 219
10 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 47 212
11 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 62 211
12 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 50 205
13 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 43 204
14 Shadwell Town Ed Carter 59 200
15 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 45 200
16 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 28 199
17 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 26 198
18 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 45 197
19 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 48 192
20 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 41 189
21 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 62 188
22 Yann The Man P Hawkins 46 187
23 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 37 187
24 Les Canaris David Spinks 41 186
25 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 17 176
26 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 38 176
27 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 60 169
28 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 35 165

Lots of fair to middling scores around this week in the Buckets League. Maybe slightly surprising in a week in which we saw a 6-1, a 4-0, a 2-2, a 3-1 and a 3-0. Many of the goals and assists came from unexpected sources. We had some good scores from new signings, debut-makers and slow starters. Even Gervinho managed two. That’s him halfway to last season’s goals total – and a quarter of the way to his points total.

Our players of the week couldn’t have been more unexpected. Alexander Buttner made his debut for United, scored a goal, assisted, kept a clean sheet and got top bonus marks. He was also booked. He was a penalty scored and one more card away from a full house. I have no idea if this has ever happened. Another fullback picks up the bargain award. Matthew Lowton scored a scorching volley for Villa in their 2-0 win over Swansea. It justifies Lambert’s approach of picking up good British youth from the lower divisions. Their first win and clean sheet, and probably a long overdue hint of optimism at Villa Park.  

Other new signings impressing this week were Dimitar Berbatov getting his first Fulham goals, Steven Fletcher getting his third Sunderland goal in two games, Javi Garcia getting off the mark for City and Julio Cesar looking impressive in goal for QPR. Robert Green didn’t last long did he?Jussi Jaaskelainen is top of the goalkeeping charts. He only kept two clean sheets all of last season – he has three already.

We have two Buckets teams reaching 62 points this week – our highest score. The award for team of the week goes to Bermie United, by virtue of scoring more bonus marks – 10, to Release The Hounds’ 9. RTH opted for Berbatov as captain – a good choice – that’s 26 points in the bag already. Carlos Tevez, Aaron Ramsey and, for the first time this season, Gareth Bale, notched the all important extra bonus marks for Bermie, to help them win the weekly award.

  • Player of the week. Alexander Buttner – 17 points. The end for Evra?
  • Bargain of the week. Matthew Lowton – 14 points. Great goal.
  • Donkey of the week. Nathaniel Clyne – -3 points. Shipped six goals – one of them an own goal.

Goal of the weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe4zrfect5M

A sweet free kick. Podolski v Southampton.

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