Gameweek 7 results

October 7, 2013

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 65 396
2 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 48 370
3 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 34 368
4 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 23 367
5 The Magico Rob Buttaci 36 364
6 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 26 360
7 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 24 360
8 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 45 357
9 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 40 356
10 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 49 350
11 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 40 349
12 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 44 344
13 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 30 344
14 Ciderheads Darren Pope 32 343
15 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 65 339
16 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 29 333
17 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 32 331
18 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 30 328
19 Kedah FA David Spinks 30 326
20 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 41 323
21 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 50 321
22 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 26 320
23 Have a little dink Ian Williams 44 314
24 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 36 298
25 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 39 290
26 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 45 289

This is ludicrous. Clearly, Sportingoffensivewig’s manager has gone back in time, possibly to 1955, and got his mitts on a Grays Sports Almanack. They sit top of the league with a 26 point lead over last years champions, (under a new name) Shakin’ Stephens.

But…they don’t win their first manager of the week award. Another perennial struggler, Mid Season Blip, scored the same amount of points, but scored more goals. They win the gameweek prize. There was only one other 50+ score across the league, with most other managers achieving scores in the 30’s and 40’s.

An element of normality returned to the Premiership results this week. United and City both won, but both had to come from behind. Frustrating concessions of single goals are costing managers relying on Manc defenders. The same thing happened with Liverpool and Arsenal this week, and Tottenham, after having only conceded two goals all season let in three in 11 minutes against a West Ham side who hadn’t yet scored away from home.

Five teams kept clean sheets this week – a most unlikely group – West Ham, Southampton, Hull, Villa and Fulham. Artur Boruc is currently the game’s best keeper. And is still only at 4.6 million. By the time the next gameweek rolls round, his value might have increased closer to 5 million. Particularly after today’s performance. Not only does Boruc keep clean sheets, he’s picking up plenty of save points and bonus points too.

It’s international break week next week. So Sportingoffensivewig have two weeks in which to bask in the glory of being league leader, and two weeks to start thinking too much about how good a season they’re actually having. Mid table by Novemeber. I guarantee it. 

 

Player of the week – Winston Reid – 15 points. Almost a full house. Only missing an assist.

Bargain of the week – Adnan Januzaj – 14 points. It’s the new Federico Macheda.

Donkey of the week – Seamus Coleman – 0 points. Conceded three, booked and gave away the penalty.

Goal of the week – Adnan Januzaj (2nd goal). He’ll be on loan at Doncaster before he’s 22.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwaBlM7dr0

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