Gameweek 32 results

April 9, 2013

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 30 1,802
2 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 30 1,768
3 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 19 1,765
4 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 41 1,755
5 Les Canaris David Spinks 39 1,741
6 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 33 1,678
7 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 26 1,674
8 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 34 1,672
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 34 1,648
10 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 34 1,644
11 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 45 1,640
12 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 33 1,634
13 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 42 1,628
14 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 46 1,615
15 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 39 1,589
16 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 30 1,567
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 28 1,540
18 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 26 1,528
19 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 32 1,524
20 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 33 1,518
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 30 1,514
22 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 40 1,507
23 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 29 1,478
24 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 57 1,405
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 39 1,403
26 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 26 1,386
27 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 24 1,374

It was one of those weeks. Maybe we’ve all taken our eye off the ball with the 5 team double gameweek coming up next week. Maybe managers have been shifting players into place in anticipation of that – players that just didn’t perform this week, or were never likely to perform. Manchester United play two games next gameweek. They played Manchester City this gameweek. Their hardest match of the season. I fancied a City win – and it happened. Only Phil Jones scored an almost worthy 4 points of their squad. And I dare say no-one had him. A lot of people appear to have moved a couple of Arsenal players into their teams. Mertesacker seemed like a popular choice. He’s their highest scoring defender, and still relatively cheap at 5.3 million. He got sent off. Annoying. There was the option of sticking or twisting on the Gareth Bale injury. Of those who twisted, Santi Cazorla seemed the popular choice. With a lack of high scoring United midfielders, both of Everton’s best midfielders suspended – and nothing of note in recent weeks from anyone in the Fulham or West Ham midfield – Cazorla was the only choice. He had a quiet one. Gervinho didn’t. Neither did Tomas Rosicky. Who’d have thought? Tomas Rosicky as player of the week. He’d obviously had a Friday night off the charlie.

And who scored way more points than anyone else this week? Good old Inter Ealing. Still languishing in a very Wiganesque way in and around our bottom bunch of teams – as they do season after season, but always with the ability to surprise. It’s their 2nd manager of the week award. And, trust me, Inter Ealing are still playing  I don’t know what brand of fantasy football they’re playing, but at least they’re still playing. And they may have hit upon an interesting tactic to win the weekly award. Their 57 point total – 11 points more than their nearest challenger – was made up largely of big scores from players with relegation threatened teams. We know the title’s all but won. There may be a mini battle on for the Euro spots, but there are still 10 teams in the relegation battle. And this week Benteke, Cisse and Shaun Maloney combined for 23 of Inter’s total points. If only Robert Snodgrass had been played instead of being benched. That could have bagged them an extra 5 points. Although that would make little difference to their league position. Inter Ealing are likely to finish bottom 4. But they do hold pole position in the race for April manager of the month. They don’t seem too tooled up for next weeks shenanigans. At present, only 2 of their 15 are double gameweekers. Phew! We can all breath easy.

  • Player of the week – Tomas Rosicky – 14 points. Back on the Peruvian next weekend Tomas. You’re messing up everyone’s end of season plans. 
  • Bargain of the week – Matthew Lowton – 14 points. As much of a revelation as Benteke, this kid. I hope they don’t go down.
  • Donkey of the week – Bobby Zamora – -2 points. Taking on the Joey Barton role for QPR this season. I have no idea why I still have this feeling they’ll stay up

Goal of the weekend

Will be pushing for the year end award. Lowton v Stoke. Watch from about 8m40s





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