Buckets Cup preliminary round
The first round draw for the Buckets Cup is now complete. Click the cup link to view it. In the preliminary round, our bottom side Ross’s Champions had an easy victory over Your Ad Here to progress. They’ll now face last year’s winners, Puddle Splash Van. Spare a thought for Nashton Villa, who despite coming out of the double gameweek with 92 points, came up against the near perfect 120 points gained by Shoelace. I think in real life scoring that’s a 7-6.
Manager of the week – Caroline Strong – Shoelace Untied – 120 points
A bumper score thanks to the right double gameweek picks and the added bonus of just about every other team member contributing something. It doesn’t get any smoother than that. If you’re going to pick double gameweekers you may as well pick the two highest scoring and then captain one of them. There were plenty of other big scores around, most of whom had Aguero, but adding Laporte to the mix was the cherry on the cake. And if you captained Sane who was hauled off after 59 minutes of the Everton game – I feel your pain.
Player of the week – Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – 20 points
He was always likely to get the most minutes of any outfield player, having played just about every game of the Premier League season so far. He’s had many more minutes than any of his outfield team mates in sky blue. The other nailed on double starter was Ederson. I’m sure most owners would have settled for one clean sheet – the City defence haven’t been the most watertight recently. But to return a goal, an assist, a clean sheet and three bonus points is the stuff of dreams.
Bargain of the week – Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace – 14 points
Schglup is listed as a defender but when he has played he’s played up top. Wilfried Zaha is back for the next game so this is probably a one game burst for him.
Twat of the week – Mathias Jorgensen – Huddersfield – 0 points
Huddersfield were so crap this week they shipped five and didn’t pick up a single booking. Meaning their most owned and most expensive defender carries the can of the weekly twat. Next time you ship five, at least give someone a kick and look as if you care.
Goal of the week – Andre Gomes.