Gameweek 27 results

February 26, 2013

1 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 44 1,529
2 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 49 1,525
3 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 41 1,514
4 Les Canaris David Spinks 50 1,478
5 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 41 1,460
6 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 44 1,446
7 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 29 1,444
8 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 28 1,443
9 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 55 1,426
10 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 34 1,418
11 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 58 1,418
12 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 35 1,413
13 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 44 1,384
14 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 28 1,378
15 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 31 1,355
16 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 66 1,344
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 36 1,321
18 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 37 1,320
19 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 50 1,310
20 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 33 1,309
21 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 43 1,295
22 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 49 1,288
23 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 69 1,281
24 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 29 1,225
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 42 1,200
26 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 44 1,200
27 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 35 1,169

A strange week, where it seemed that even the better teams in our league were finding it difficult to come by points after the Saturday fixtures. But 13 goals in the last 3 games on the Sunday and Monday boosted a lot of ailing totals in the teens and twenties up into the 40’s and 50’s. Gareth Bale, again, was many teams saviour. Another double against West Ham secured another 15 points, and gave him his 3rd successive double figures gameweek score. Only Crazylegs, our highest scorers of the week with 69 points, had him as their captain. This happened by default, with Suarez initially listed as captain. We can assume that former champs, Crazylegs, have given up. Most people plumped for Van Persie, as usual. It’ll be interesting to see how managers cope with his likely absence next week. Thankfully he still managed to assist Rafael’s goal, thus picking up 4 points, 8 for those who had him as captain. I imagine that many people’s default captain next week will be between Bale and Suarez. The race for the title hasn’t been affected too much by the scores this week. There have been a few changes in position in the top 10, but nobody has been able to steal a march. Les Canaris edged a little closer to the top 3, whilst Doing the 91 edged a little loser to the top 10, and with that, join that chasing pack in with a sniff of 4th place honours.

Doing the 91 also took the February Manager of the Month prize. The key to their 58 point score was retaining Santi Cazorla and opting to bring in Romelu Lukaku for the absent Suarez. They win the monthly award by 5 points. They were run close by Crazylegs, who may have caught them, had they not given up. One effective transfer was all that was needed.

1 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 58 211
2 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 69 206
3 Les Canaris David Spinks 50 201
4 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 44 197
4 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 55 197
6 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 66 191
7 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 50 190

It was a good week for goals too. At 5pm on Saturday Fergie was convinced he’d seen goal of the season. He hadn’t. He should have been aware, by this point, of Berbatov’s wonder volley against Stoke. Sunday saw Cisse’s looper against Southampton. And tonight Bale scored a scorcher in the last minute against West Ham. Laughably, within a matter of days, it’s not even goal of the weekend. Granted, Cisse’s probably shouldn’t have counted, but it’s not a patch on the other two.

In the cup, Neil Madrid, Uriah Rennie and Shoelace Untied were the big names to fall at the first hurdle. Gameweek 28 sees the league leaders and last years champs enter the draw. See the Buckets Cup link for full list of results and revised 1st round proper.

  • Player of the week – Rafael Da Silva – 15 points. One of those awkward weeks where the best player is actually the bargain of the week…
  • Bargain of the week – Maynor Figueroa – 17 points. …but there are no other players worth less than Figueroa that scored anymore than 2 points, which messes with my selection criteria a little, but I doubt anyone will care
  • Donkey of the week – Pavel Pogrebnyak – -2 points. At least now Le Fondre will start

Goal of the gameweek

Sorry Fergie, your ex player scored a better goal than your current player, and you knows it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLyA1tubOPg

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