Gameweek 37 results

May 21, 2015

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 67 2,122
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 64 2,085
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 64 2,082
4 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 62 2,055
5 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 52 2,029
6 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 50 2,015
7 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 65 2,004
8 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 48 1,997
9 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 57 1,986
10 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 44 1,986
11 Van Damme United P Hawkins 50 1,979
12 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 53 1,967
13 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 55 1,951
14 Ciderheads Darren Pope 46 1,933
15 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 65 1,908
16 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 35 1,902
17 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 34 1,856
18 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 42 1,851
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 51 1,848
20 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 25 1,817
21 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 47 1,794
22 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 39 1,790
23 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 35 1,785
24 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 52 1,743
25 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 48 1,726
26 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 40 1,703
27 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 48 1,684
28 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 14 1,585
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 66 1,336

As it turned out no-one was destined to challenge the highest weekly score this week. That the week’s highest scorer was Southampton’s Sadio Mane, and not an Arsenal or Sunderland player tells it’s own story. The Saints’ early season penchant for clean sheets and goal fests appeared to have ended – until they came up against a Villa side with all eyes on the cup final. Mane managed 23 points. He’s the fourth player to achieve that total this season,  and after Dusan Tadic,  the second Southampton player. Yannick Bolasie still holds the weekly score record with the 24 he amassed in gameweek 32.

The only Buckets team to have Mane in their ranks was Uriah’s, yet even that wasn’t enough to win them the manager of the week.  That honour went to Neil Madrid who accumulated 67 points – a total which surely seals the Buckets League Championship for a second time. Those chasing Madrid were unable to close the gap. Pescara moved back ahead of Hedgehog into second and the race for the runners up will go to the final week. Any chance Shoelace or RayCrawfordsCrackers had of catching Naboombu’s in fourth looked to have stalled. A lack of Sunderland defenders did for our fifth and sixth place teams. They posted scores in the fifties compared to our top four who all managed scores in the sixties.

So – yes – Sunderland defenders – that’s where the double gameweek riches were. If you’d have taken a punt on Pantillimon, Van Aanholt and Billy Jones you’d have had a head start of 43 points. Their two 0-0 draws secured their status for next season. Sebastian Coates and John O’Shea would have added 13 and 12 respectively. Of the double gameweekers it was those five players – and not Sanchez, Cazorla, Giroud etc who triumphed. The only Arsenal players to make double figures were Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerin. No midfielder or attacker from either team got anywhere near. The only player to score for either team was Theo Walcott – and that probably should have gone down as a Tyler Blackett own goal.


Player of the week – Sadio Mane – 23 points. A record breaking three minute hat trick.

Bargain of the week – Shane Long – 18 points. Plus goal of the week…see below

Donkey of the week – Cesc Fabregas – -2 points. Unfortunately, no bonus for funniest sending of in history.

Goal of the week – Shane Long. A beauty. 35 seconds in.


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