Gameweek 20 results

January 2, 2014

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 49 1,188
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 47 1,181
3 Ciderheads Darren Pope 42 1,177
4 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 44 1,169
5 The Magico Rob Buttaci 57 1,166
6 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 35 1,163
7 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 48 1,161
8 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 36 1,159
9 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 40 1,143
10 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 50 1,134
11 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 49 1,121
12 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 40 1,119
13 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 40 1,103
14 Kedah FA David Spinks 37 1,089
15 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 48 1,074
16 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 27 1,066
17 Have a little dink Ian Williams 35 1,060
18 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 59 1,059
19 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 36 1,043
20 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 55 1,020
21 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 45 1,008
22 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 47 997
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 39 976
24 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 42 971
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 72 959
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 34 878

Another week in which the the majority of teams landed in and around the average score, with no-one in the hunt for the title really losing or gaining ground on anyone else. Yet, look down the league – way, way down to the bottom – and you’ll find for the third time in four gameweeks a team way off the pace posting a score way above anybody else. Real Jorvik’s 72 points didn’t so anything for their position, but it gets them a place on the roll of honour. Jorvik’s winning combination included a clean sweep of clean sheets, plus two goals by defenders. Add to that Theo Walcott, whose return to the starting line up has seen him score five goals and 47 fantasy points in five games. And Emmanuel Adebayor, who as Jorvik’s captain, added 16 points to the total score. Adebayor has scored three in four and 31 fantasy points.

We’ve got a weekend’s break now for the FA Cup, which certain sides will be glad of. Some managers may see the FA Cup weekend as an opportunity to blood a few youngsters or give a few periphery players a chance. More importantly, they may be able to rest a few players, and allow others to come back from injury. December’s schedule claimed a few victims – particularly from Arsenal. Theo Walcott’s return to the side, and instant return to form will be a welcome relief to Arsene Wenger as he has to get through the first few weeks of January without Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey. They formed the backbone of many Buckets teams up until they all got injured within days of each other. Walcott seems to have taken on the mantle of all three.

In the case of Adebayor, you have to wonder what AVB was thinking. He obviously, for some reason, took an instant dislike, much like he did with some Chelsea players during his reign there. By reintroducing Adebaoyr, Spurs now look much more potent, and Roberto Soldado looks revived playing with a strike partner. It looks likely he’ll retain his place in the side for the foreseeable, and you can snap him up now for under £8 million.

Player of the week – Daniel Agger – 15 points. Liverpool’s sixth player of the week award – five of which have been won by Suarez of course. 

Bargain of the week – Jason Puncheon – 10 points. A sub £5 million first choice for the last eight gameweeks.

Donkey of the week – Kevin Nolan – -2 points. Temper temper. His second red in the space of a month.

Goal of the week – Wilfried Bony. Against City.





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