Gameweek 35 results

April 30, 2013

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 62 2,012
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 55 1,969
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 69 1,956
4 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 71 1,908
5 Les Canaris David Spinks 41 1,906
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 51 1,886
7 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 61 1,883
8 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 40 1,851
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 51 1,834
10 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 48 1,826
11 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 64 1,825
12 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 44 1,804
13 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 52 1,774
14 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 40 1,765
15 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 67 1,760
16 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 67 1,752
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 67 1,733
18 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 39 1,725
19 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 47 1,718
20 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 49 1,698
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 51 1,688
22 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 67 1,666
23 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 57 1,636
24 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 44 1,558
25 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 48 1,541
26 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 38 1,517
27 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 48 1,515

Congratulations to Bermie United who win their 2nd manager of the month award Their score of 67 this week is more than enough to see them top the April table. Have a gander…

1 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 67 260
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 51 244
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 69 242
4 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 62 240
5 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 61 235
6 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 47 232

There wasn’t really anyone else in it. 67 was almost the top score of the week. Only 4 points less that (Your Ad Here)’s back in the game total of 71. That sticks them back in the top 4, but the gap to 8th is only 25 points. This next gameweek will be pivotal.

It might also be time to start engraving A Pint Of Fuller’s name on the Silver Bucket. They hold a 43 point lead over Hedgehog Corpse in 2nd, with Pescara a further 3 points back. Those two are probably battling it out for silver and bronze.

And so Luis Suarez isn’t going to play again this season – or for much of the start of next. That didn’t really matter. One of the cruelest ironies I’ve ever been on the receiving end of was that Liverpool didn’t bloody need him anyway. Liverpool have struggled in front of goal recently – with Suarez in the team. There I was thinking – “No Suarez – Newcastle might scrape a point!”. Only to see the worst defensive display of the season. Teams that play like that get relegated. Just look at QPR and Reading. They’re so shit, they can’t even beat each other. Nice to see them both achieve a rare clean sheet. For those of you with Clint Hill in your team. Rejoice. It finally paid off.

Star of the Liverpool team was Phillippe Coutinho, who I’m sure is close to the top of many managers wanted lists for next season. He should come in nice and cheap (ish). But points-wise, no-one could beat Jordan Henderson, who finished with 2 goals, an assist and top bonus marks, totaling 19 points. Did anyone have him? Of course not. He’s value has dropped from his starting point of 6 million to a barrel scraping low of 4.6 million. Not even Jordan Henderson has Jordan Henderson in their team.

It’s been a dark week for the North East’s teams. Mathieu Debuchy had had enough after 5 and so took out Coutinho so he could get off the pitch. The ref obliged him, and Debuchy equals the lowest ever weekly score with a thoroughly deserved -4. Stephane Sessegnon didn’t even get to 5. He’d seen enough after 4 of Villa’s 6 against Sunderland. Newcastle are deeper in trouble. Sunderland are back in trouble. The goal difference swing has lifted Villa out of trouble. And Wigan’s double gameweek next week is crucial. If Villa don’t capitalise on this result and fail to pick up any more points, Newcastle, Sunderland and maybe Norwich could be saved by virtue of Wigan and Villa having to play each other in their final game. Why are the relegation scraps always so much more exciting than the title races?

  • Player of the week – Jordan Henderson – 19 points. He doesn’t bite.
  • Bargain of the week – Robert Green – 9 points. Somehow?
  • Donkey of the week – Mathieu Debuchy – -4 points. The lowest FPL score of the season. Newcastle’s only achievement.

Goal of the weekend

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

Yaya Toure breaks the net (nearly).

 

 

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