Gameweek 16 results

December 16, 2013

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 88 1,015
2 Ciderheads Darren Pope 84 979
3 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 82 979
4 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 69 977
5 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 75 977
6 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 78 973
7 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 101 963
8 The Magico Rob Buttaci 72 957
9 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 88 955
10 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 91 939
11 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 77 925
12 Kedah FA David Spinks 85 902
13 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 65 898
14 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 52 897
15 Have a little dink Ian Williams 68 892
16 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 66 887
17 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 61 874
18 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 70 871
19 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 73 868
20 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 43 822
21 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 42 820
22 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 790
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 50 760
24 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 34 740
25 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 52 734
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 32 715


Neil Madrid obliterate the rest of the field this week with 101 points. They now hold three of the top eight highest single weekly scores, adding to the 97 points they scored in week one and the 97 they scored in week 14. Sportingoffensivewig passed the 1000 point mark. Last season, it took until gameweek 19 for that landmark to be reached. It looks very likely that the next eight teams in the league, and possibly more, may pass the 1000 point mark by the end of gameweek 17. I can’t be bothered to work out as to whether we’re getting better at fantasy league, or if players are just scoring more points…

…Actually it’s probably the latter. Particularly when you consider Manchester City’s home scoring record and Luis Suarez. Two constants that didn’t disappoint plenty of Buckets managers this weekend – the ones with the right make up of squad.

For the fourth time Luis Suarez is the highest scoring player of the week. This time contributing 22 points – 44 if you had him as captain. Suarez will now cost you 12.9 million. That price will probably hit the 13 million mark by the time the next gameweek rolls round. And for those managers sinking like a stone without him in their teams – now is the time. Now Sergio Aguero is injured, and out for the next three of four gameweeks. A straight swap at a similar price. There may not be an easier opportunity to make that change.

Aguero managed his customary goal before limping off in City’s 6-3 defeat of Arsenal. They kept up their average of four goals per home game, and have now registered 47 in total. That’s twice as many as 14 other teams in the league. The other scoring contributions were split evenly across the rest of City’s players. The likes of Toure, Silva, Negredo and Nasri will all interest managers looking for an Aguero replacement. As may Theo Walcott, who marked his return to the starting line up with two of Arsenals goals. Walcott’s period of inactivity has seen his price drop to 9.1 million.

Liverpool’s demolition of Spurs wasn’t all about Luis Saurez. John Flanagan bagged his first ever Premiership goal, and together with the clean sheet points they failed to deliver in games against Norwich, West Ham and Hull recently, becomes the bargain pick of the week. That game has also cost Andre Villas-Boas his job – and maybe Spurs any shot at the title. And the mass exodus of Spurs defenders from Buckets teams starts now.

Player of the week – Luis Saurez – 22 points. Seven times in 11 weeks with a double figures score.

Bargain of the week – John Flanagan – 13 points. Deputising well for Jose Enrique.

Donkey of the week – Wojciech Szczesny – -2 points. His booking saved any number of Spurs players from this weeks ee-aw award.

Goal of the week – Gary Hooper. A player in a bit of form with four in six.


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