Gameweek 19 results

December 30, 2013

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 30 1,139
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 35 1,138
3 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 1,135
4 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 41 1,133
5 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 59 1,128
6 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 56 1,123
7 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 43 1,121
8 The Magico Rob Buttaci 54 1,109
9 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 38 1,103
10 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 44 1,092
11 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 50 1,079
12 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 44 1,072
13 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 43 1,063
14 Kedah FA David Spinks 44 1,052
15 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 54 1,039
16 Have a little dink Ian Williams 36 1,029
17 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 47 1,026
18 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 45 1,011
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 29 1,000
20 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 41 965
21 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 61 963
22 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 41 950
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 51 937
24 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 75 929
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 59 887
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 44 844

An interesting weeks scoring. Firstly, Biscuitmen post the highest score of the week. Their 75 ponts wasn’t enough to shift them out of the bottom three, but was way ahead of any other total in the league this weekend. I think Biscuitmen were the only team to have Tom Huddlestone in their midfield. Huddlestone was player of the week, and team mate, Robert Koren, bargain of the week, as Hull thrashed Fulham 6-0. Unsurprisingly, the Fulham defence all qualify for the donkey award. Jon Arne Riise nicks it by virtue of being the most expensive and popular of those defenders. By expensive, I mean the least cheap, and by popular, I mean the least unpopular. There’s absolutely nothing desirable about any Fulham player at the moment. They have the leakiest defence, having shipped 4+ goals in three of their last four games, and nine more than anyone else. But it was nice of them to allow Tom Huddlestone to finally get his hair cut.

The winners of the December Manager of the Month are…

1 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 59 428
2 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 408
3 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 41 407

..NaboombuDirtyYellows. No-one else was really in with much of a chance. They’ve surged up the table in recent weeks, and now sit in fifth place overall, only 11 points behind the leaders.

The gap has been cut to just one single point on Sporting. Three teams are within 10 points. Seven teams are within 30 points. Sporting were only the 15th best team of the month, and weren’t helped this week, like may of us, by the Man City squad rotation.

Although City still won the game, and kept a clean sheet, I’m sure we were all expecting a lot more than a single goal victory. A lot of City players may have been drafted in before the gameweek in the hope of a cricket score, and a lot of managers would have been frustrated to see Negredo, Toure and Nasri on the bench. Negredo, in particular, looked to be a popular captain choice this week, but only made a brief cameo, picking up one point. Two points from your captain is a depressing return. The way the Buckets league looked after Saturdays games was interesting reading. Most of us hadn’t even got out of single figures. Crazylegs finished the day on 0 points – but finished the weekend on 56 points after their subs bench came into full effect after Sunday’s games. Out went Ozil, Ramsey and Zabaleta. In came Berahino, Nolan and Johnson to provide them with an extra 19 points. I guess the rotation had to happen at some point. One thing it might guarantee is that most of the benched players will be starters come gameweek 20.

Player of the week – Tom Huddlestone – 17 points. Shave it off.

Bargain of the week – Robert Koren – 15 points. As Hull took Fulham apart.

Donkey of the week – Jon Arne Riise – -1 points. A result they’ll want to forget.

Goal of the week – Seamus Coleman. Again. But still no video?


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