Gameweek 37 results

May 8, 2014

1 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 105 2,315
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 93 2,280
3 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 120 2,260
4 The Magico Rob Buttaci 89 2,214
5 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 108 2,212
6 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 49 2,174
7 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 76 2,157
8 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 95 2,153
9 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 84 2,136
10 Ciderheads Darren Pope 60 2,128
11 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 48 2,111
12 Have a little dink Ian Williams 98 2,100
13 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 99 2,091
14 Kedah FA David Spinks 86 2,063
15 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 81 2,055
16 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 67 2,016
17 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 91 2,009
18 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 76 2,002
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 81 1,995
20 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 95 1,977
21 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 89 1,976
22 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 1,967
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 87 1,955
24 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 101 1,937
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 74 1,857
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 54 1,749

 

The double gameweek didn’t disappoint in dishing out some big scoring players and teams. Those loading their teams with City and Sunderland players were the ones that hit the jackpot. City scored seven goals and in doing so are strong favourites to bag the title. Sunderland kept two clean sheets, including a shut out against United, and guaranteed their Premiership status miraculously with a game to spare.

Four teams posted 100+ scores this week. Neil Madrid win the manager of the week award with 120 points, and are in pole position to win the May manager of the month award. It could be their third manager of the month prize – all of them coming in the final four months of the season. The other three 100+ scorers were Release the Hounds, Shakin’ Stephens and Romeo’s. There are plenty of teams in the high 90’s also in the running for the final monthly prize….

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 120 120
2 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 108 108
3 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 105 105
4 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 101 101
5 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 99 99
6 Have a little dink Ian Williams 98 98
7 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 95 95
8 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 95 95
9 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 93 93
10 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 91 91

Anything could happen in the last week. We’ve already seen some unexpected team tinkering in the pen-ultimate week, so all is not lost for those teams just outside this group of ten.

It was the unexpected team tinkering at United that cost many managers this week. An injury/illness combination ruled Wayne Rooney out of both games. Juan Mata was a popular pick but only managed 65 unproductive minutes against Sunderland and played no part in the Hull fixture. David De Gea, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick were the only three players to start both games and none of them offered up any points totals of note. Only one United player managed double figures and that was James Wilson (?). Next best was Marouane Fellaini. United were, unfortunately for most, worth avoiding. As they have been all season. So at least they’re consistent.

It was the blue half of Manchester and Gus Poyet’s miaracle that provided the best returns, although the injury to Sergio Aguero in the Everton game did dent some Buckets teams prospects. Panza were probably the biggest losers as a result of the Argentinian striker’s dodgy groins. Panza were within touching distance of Romeo’s at the top of the table, and Romeo’s bold move to make four transfers could have backfired until Yaya Toure’s performance in the 4-0 drubbing of Aston Villa last night. Panza opted for Aguero as captain – Romeo’s went for Yaya. The difference in captain points has 99% guaranteed Romeo’s the title. To add insult to injury Panza now have Neil Madrid breathing down their neck, 20 points behind, and with every chance of challenging for second.

71 of Neil Madrid’s 120 points came courtesy of City players. Edin Dzeko high scored for the week scoring four goals and picking up six bonus marks. Samir Nasri managed 12 points. Both were in the Madrid team. Alexander Kolarov and Pablo Zabaleta also posted double figure scores. There were, however, more double figures scorers in the Sunderland team. The goalkeeper and all four defenders scored between 12 and 17 points. Seb Larsson also hit 17 with Jack Colback on 12 and Fabio Borini on 10. At 4.3 million, Wes Brown scoops the bargain of the week award with his 17 point contribution. Only Andreas Weimann and Kieran Westwood for Villa offered anything else from the double gamweekers. The returns from Hull and West Brom were pathetic.

It seems that Sporting may have dropped out of contention for prize money. The second lowest score of the week of 49 points came from an under-investment in double gamweekers and the unfortunate captain choice of Juan Mata. They have fallen 38 points off fifth place. It looks like it’s between Shakin’ Stephens and The Magico for the 4th place prize with two points separating the teams. Magico are 36 points behind Madrid and will be hard pressed to plug that gap.

 

Player of the week – Edin Dzeko – 25 points. The form striker for City at the right time

Bargain of the week – Wes Brown – 17 points. Two minus scores this season, but ends it on a high

Donkey of the week – Younes Kaboul – -3 points. Without doubt donkey of the year. His third weekly award

Goal of the week – Ross Barkley. Another contender for GOTS.

 

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