Gameweek 8 results

October 21, 2014

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 84 477
2 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 60 434
3 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 52 432
4 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 65 432
5 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 61 420
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 56 418
7 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 45 410
8 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 47 409
9 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 72 408
10 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 70 405
11 Ciderheads Darren Pope 72 402
12 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 65 397
13 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 63 395
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 58 390
15 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 85 388
16 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 75 383
17 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 52 368
18 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 366
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 31 357
20 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 47 349
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 73 348
22 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 49 346
23 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 63 345
24 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 54 344
25 Van Damme United P Hawkins 36 341
26 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 55 339
27 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 37 331
28 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 54 330
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 15 276

 

Twice champs Pescara win their first manager of the week award for over a season with 85 points. Uriah’s finished on a point less than Pescara this week with 84 points and are in pole position in the race for the October award. It will be their second consecutive manager of the month. Here’s how it stands…

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 84 143
2 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 85 135
3 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 132
4 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 60 130
5 Ciderheads Darren Pope 72 129

 

Both teams, and many others benefitted from Southampton’s incredible 8-0 hammering of Sunderland. Most of the 60 plus scores can be attributed to a combo of Southampton players, with Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle, Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand and Morgan Schneiderlin contributing healthy totals to the top two. In fact, only Shane Long of the Saints starting XI failed to score anything other than their basic appearance points.

It takes some performance to grab the player of the week award from a another scoring four goals in one game. Sergio Aguero’s single handed blitzing of Spurs wasn’t enough to earn him the accolade ahead of Tadic, who assisted four and scored one in the 8-0er.

Aguero’s performance was a reminder of how valuable a fantasy player he can be. That’s his sixth consecutive start and his fourth full 90 minutes. Is that enough to convince that those niggling injuries are behind him? And because of that, is it now worth considering swapping Diego Costa for him? Costa sat out this weekend and these continuing rumours about his long term fitness are a worry. If you were a manager and you had the choice of buying one of them, who would you opt for? Aguero every time isn’t it?

Liverpool continue to be a bit of an FPL enigma so far this season. Daniel Sturridge is much further away from a return than was reported before the weekend’s games, and they need him back quickly, because Mario Balotelli offers absolutely nothing. And he’s holding back the Liverpool players you want in your team. The fact they won the game with two own goals from QPR this weekend says it all. It’s unusual to win a game scoring three goals and for your top performing player to only pick up 7 points.

It’s been another weekend in which it’s become evidently clear you cannot rely on any defenders, no matter who they play for. There were nine defenders and one keeper on minus scores at the end of this week. Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, United and City just don’t keep clean sheets regularly enough. Last season’s best value keeper, Vito Mannone, was at fault for at least all eight of Southampton’s goals. I feel for anyone with any of the Sunderland defence, particularly Santiago Vergini, who scored a cracking own goal to set Southampton on their way. Richard Dunne has scored more Premier League own goals than any other player – a tally he added to at the weekend. And despite conceding more goals than anyone else other than QPR, Everton have three defenders sat in the top ten. How is this possible? Defenders – they just can’t be trusted.

 

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 23 points. £7.5 million before the weekend – could be up towards the £8 million mark by the next set of fictures.

Bargain of the week – Diafra Sakho – 12 points. Finally gets a place on the roll of honour. Four goals in four games.

Donkey of the week – Santiago Vergini – -4 points. The joint lowest ever weekly total. Well done son.

Goal of the week – Marouane Fellaini. Seriously.

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