Gameweek 29 results

March 12, 2013

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 59 1,673
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 57 1,647
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 39 1,627
4 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 55 1,605
5 Les Canaris David Spinks 59 1,599
6 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 54 1,577
7 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 64 1,557
8 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 45 1,553
9 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 27 1,523
10 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 36 1,510
11 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 44 1,510
12 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 60 1,498
13 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 22 1,485
14 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 71 1,470
15 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 30 1,455
16 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 39 1,433
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 56 1,419
18 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 38 1,406
19 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 26 1,402
20 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 2 1,399
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 28 1,398
22 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 65 1,388
23 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 31 1,382
24 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 34 1,301
25 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 5 1,279
26 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 5 1,272
27 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 47 1,272

This is probably the week where we can take a rough guess at which managers have given up, which were in an impossible position, which used their transfers and tactics to the best of their ability, and which know how to play this game properly.

Single figure scorers – sorry, there’s no refunds. Up to 30 points – I did warn you this week was coming. Between 30 and 50 points – good effort – probably relying on 8 or 9 men. Over 50 – good fantasy management.

It’s Goodbutnosigurdsson again who top score. This is their 4th week as highest scorers. Makes you wonder how they’re still only in 14th position. Well – they do like a tinker. Without even looking I can tell you they’ve used more transfers than anyone else. They used 4 this week – 2 of them free. So for a hit of 8 points they gained 71. In a gameweek like this, it was probably worth the tinker. Some good transfers made on their behalf too. Remy, Suarez, Coutinho and Sissoko amassed 38 points between them. And all could feature prominently in weeks to come.

At the top of the table, Pescara drop further. Not through lack of players – just unlucky transfers and lack of points. Snodgrass and Coutinho only managed 4 points between them. The rest of their team underperformed. This has created a 46 point gap between them and Fullers. Hedgehog Corpse creep into 2nd. Other then Pescara, the chasing pack all scored in and around the 55 point mark, so it’s as you were in terms of positioning. Panza Grande have climbed into contention for 4th place with a healthy 64 point haul. Pescara’s dip in form could be opening up 3rd place for the likes of (Your Ad Here) and Les Canaris.

In the battle of the captains of choice, Luis Suarez came out on top. He’s now got more goals than Robin Van Persie, and is only 2 points behind him in overall totals. Having both him and Gareth Bale in your team would have bagged you 20 points. With Suarez as captain, you’d have picked up 32 points altogether. Jan Vertonghen was Spurs’ highest scorer this week. Bale, by his recent standards, had an off week. No double figures for him this week – just a measly 8 points. Vertonghen scored both Spurs goals and picked up 2 bonuses, totaling 14 points. But, in a week with hardly any big name players playing, it was all about picking the right bargains. As far as I ‘m aware no-one plumped for Andros Townsend or Artur Boruc. Both at 4.4 million and scoring 16 and 14 points respectively.

In the cup, the semi finals have been decided. A Pint of Fuller’s look like they’re going to clean up. Panza Grande and (Your Ad Here) are in form however. The three of them currently lead the March manager of the month table. Surprise package is Upper Bullens. They managed the 2nd highest weekly score this week, so shouldn’t be discounted.

  • Player of the week – Andros Townsend – 16 points. Digging QPR out of the mire. He looked impressive. 
  • Bargains of the week – Artur Boruc – 14 points. Last minute penalty save.
  • Donkey of the week – Grant Holt – -1 points. Last minute penalty miss. Nice symmetry.

Goal of the weekend

Townsend again.

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