Buckets Cup Round Two
All of our cup ties were very closely contested this week with Game Of Throw Ins’ 16 point victory over Gotta Light the most convincing victory. The other seven teams to progress did so with margins of no more than six points. Hornets triumphed in our battle of the top two and Aquamar become the lowest team left in the competition.
February Manager of the Month – Alan Hardy – To Elland Back – 211 points
Only four teams posted lower scores than To Elland Back in GW26 who started the month with a miserable 36 point return. The highest score this week coupled with a century busting second highest in the last gameweek has helped them clinch the February prize. Placing the armband on Sergio Aguero in GW27 ahead of Mohamed Salah and shrewdly transferring Raheem Sterling out for Willian ahead of GW28 are two key decisons that paid off.
Manager of the week – Alan Hardy – To Elland Back – 71 points
There was very little to separate Buckets teams this week. To Elland Back were the only ones to top the 70 point mark. Most of us beat the average of 49 points – only 12 teams scored below that. Scores in the 50’s and 60’s almost swept the board hence the closeness of the cup ties and the minimal amount of movement in the league table.
|Rank||Team & Manager||GWRound Score||TOTTotal Points|
|1||To Elland Back
|3||Game of Throw-Ins
|4||Emergency Gap Jumper
|7||Kebab Eaters Utd
Player of the week – Ederson Moraes – 15 points
It’s not often we get a keeper as player of the week and it’s usually off the back of a clean sheet with a penalty save – which automatically guarantees full bonus marks. City have struggled for clean sheets of late and their run of upcoming fixtures looks tough with Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea coming up within their next five games. Although the other seven fixtures could quite easily produce seven blanks and more points for Ederson.
Bargain of the week – Emre Can – 13 points
Liverpool’s best player in their latest steamrollering is now a regular in their midfield and costing only £4.9 million. So if you can’t afford or fit in the front three, Can, who bagged his second double figure score in four gameweeks, could be a tempting Liverpool route into your team.
Twat of the week – James Collins – -1 points
The ignominy this week goes, as it does in may weeks, to the worst performing defender in the latest steamrollering dished out by Liverpool or Manchester City. Collins was the only one of the West Ham back line to also pick up a booking as well as concede four goals at the hands of Emre Can and his team mates.
Goal of the week – Bernardo Silva.
Includes Sane’s dribbling run to assist from 16s in.