Gameweek 27 preview

February 21, 2013

23 Feb 12:45 Fulham Fulham v Stoke City Stoke City
23 Feb 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Aston Villa Aston Villa
23 Feb 15:00 Norwich Norwich v Everton Everton
23 Feb 15:00 QPR QPR v Man Utd Man Utd
23 Feb 15:00 Reading Reading v Wigan Wigan
23 Feb 15:00 West Brom West Brom v Sunderland Sunderland
24 Feb 13:30 Man City Man City v Chelsea Chelsea
24 Feb 13:30 Newcastle Newcastle v Southampton Southampton
25 Feb 20:00 West Ham West Ham v Tottenham Tottenham


Now we’ve got to try to crawl our way out of that LiverSwanseaPool hole we’ve gotten ourselves into. That’s the managers that are still managing. With a bit of forward planning you’ll have 2 free transfers this week. And it’ll be worth taking a 4 point hit for a 3rd transfer to reduce the Scouse/Welsh balance of your team. If you went all out and had 6 players, 3 from each last week, you’re going to have to take that hit, or play with 10 (or maybe even 9) men and hope you score big. Annoyingly, both teams play at bottom 6 sides next week. How many goals do you think Luis Suarez will get at Wigan next week? Is Michu back in form enough to get another couple against Newcastle? Your decision.

Anyway it’s the Buckets Cup preliminary round this week. Bear in mind that if you manage to get through the Cup to the latter rounds the likelihood is you’re going to be up there for the March manager of the Month award. The Buckets Cup final takes place in gameweek 31 – the final week in March. So the winner will get the £40 cup prize, and be a strong contender for the £10 monthly prize. Preliminary round looks like this….

  1. (Your Ad Here) v Goodbutnosigurdsson
  2. Body Issues FC v Borussia HairBack
  3. Pimp My Side v Release The Hounds 5
  4. Doing The 91 v Neil Madrid
  5. Lothersdale FC v A Few Good Men
  6. Inter Ealing v Fancy a Brouhaha?
  7. Panza Grande XI v Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
  8. Upper Bullens v None of the Above
  9. Crazylegs XI v Bermie United
  10. Pretty Schitty City v Shoelace Untied
  11. Real Jorvik v Moxie XI

March isn’t going to be a straightforward month however. At present, only 16 teams will compete in gameweek 29, as its FA Cup quarter-final weekend. Chelsea and Everton’s games could also be cancelled from the weekend schedule if they get through their 5th round ties. As yet, Wigan, City and United’s games haven’t been rescheduled. They could be rescheduled for the midweek of gameweek 29. Then again, they might not. Plan your transfer tactics carefully.

Lastly, the February Manager of the Month prize is settled this weekend.

1 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 99 157
2 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 90 153
3 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 100 153
4 Les Canaris David Spinks 98 151
5 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 101 147
6 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 90 144
7 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 86 142
7 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 98 142
9 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 66 142
9 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 92 142
11 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 92 140
12 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 88 137
13 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 77 136
14 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 83 136
15 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 102 135
16 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 85 132
17 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 75 132
18 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 73 131
19 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 88 127
20 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 73 125

Depending on how well teams recover from last weeks double gameweek, as low down as 20th in the monthly table could be in with a shout. The key might be Gareth Bale having a bad week.

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