Gameweek 36 results

May 9, 2013

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 79 2,087
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 75 2,036
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 74 2,010
4 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 71 1,975
5 Les Canaris David Spinks 78 1,972
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 76 1,958
7 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 65 1,944
8 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 55 1,902
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 58 1,892
10 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 43 1,869
11 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 48 1,865
12 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 59 1,863
13 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 79 1,831
14 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 82 1,830
15 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 52 1,817
16 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 39 1,813
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 71 1,800
18 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 61 1,786
19 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 40 1,758
20 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 38 1,736
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 41 1,729
22 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 43 1,709
23 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 25 1,661
24 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 44 1,602
25 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 46 1,587
26 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 55 1,570
27 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 50 1,567


Goodbutnotsigurdsson win another manager of the week award. Last year, their manager’s team, Romeo’s Honda-Van, won 5 weekly awards and finished 2nd overall. This weekly award makes it 5 for this season. Yet they’re languishing in 14th place. GBNS scored a healthy 82 points this week, made up of 7 players from teams playing twice.

The double gameweek effect was a little lacking this time round. We had players being rested with cup finals in mind, injuries to key players, bookings to key players, unusual scorers, too many scorers, players performing in one game and looking flat in the other. Everything that could conspire against the advantages of having double gameweek players in your team, did just that. Tevez didn’t start the first game for City. Yaya Toure lasted 45 minutes of the first game. Mancini pretty much played 2 completely different teams. Bale got booked. Hazard was unfit for the first game for Chelsea and limped off in the second. Wigan had 5 different scorers, but also conceded 5. Jermain Defoe didn’t get a look in in the Chelsea game because Emmanuel Adebayor decided to turn up for once. I mean – who the hell has Adebayor in their team? Lukaku made no contribution to either game. And Swansea – who everyone suspected were already on the beach turned in 2 impressive performances full of points and goals – none of which went to Michu – who may now be out for the season.

Angel Rangel top scored for the week. Kind of bookending his top weekly performance from the 2nd week of the season. It was 14 points then – it’s 16 points this week made up a clean sheet, a goal, some bonuses and various add-ons. Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Dwight Tiendelli and Pablo Hernandez also managed double figures for the Swans.

Plenty of players who weren’t playing twice had impressive weeks. Any mass tinkering to get in the double gameweekers was probably not neccassary. Arsenal kept their expected clean sheet against QPR. Walcott’s solitary goal grabbed him the bonus marks and he managed double figures. John O’Shea grabbed a vital goal and all bonus points for Sunderland as they cling on to the edge of the Premiership by their fascist fingernails. Gabby Agbonlahor was brilliant for Villa against Norwich. It’s 6 goals, 3 assists and 11 bonus points in 8 games. Their near escape has not all been down to Christian Benteke. And in the highest scoring game of the weekend – the one that had 0-0 written all over it – Fulham v Reading – we had 3 players all contending for the top scorer of the week award. Jem Karacan is the bargain buy of the week, notching 13 points. Hal Robson-Kanu and Bryan Ruiz each scored 12.

There are no more double gameweeks you’ll be pleased to hear.

All teams are on 36 games. The title has been decided, as has the Buckets title I suspect. Teams chasing A Pint of Fullers made no ground this week. Fullers scored 79 points, only 3 points behind the top scorers. All of the top 6 scored 70+. It’s unlikely, given the make up of the top teams, that anyone of them is going to have a week in which they score 40, 30 or even just 20 more points than their rivals. It looks like Hedgehogs and Pescara are battling for 2nd and 3rd, with (Your Ad Here), Les Canaris and Panza battling for 4th. Neil Madrid may have just dropped out of that race this week.

And Fergie retired. The Empire Strikes Back era of English top flight football is over. The Emperor is no more. Darth Allardyce and Pulis the Hutt are fucked. It’s time for Lando Wenger to rediscover his conscience. Moyes Skywalker will be sent in to destroy the Death Star from the inside.

  • Player of the week – Angel Rangel – 16 points. Swansea not on the beach after all. 
  • Bargain of the week – Jem Karacan – 13 points. Reading not on the beach after all.
  • Donkey of the week – Craig Gardner – -2 points. Off to the beach

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