Gameweek 10 results – October manager of the month

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
47 623
2  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 582
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
65 578
4  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
42 576
5  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 575
6  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
43 574
7  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
30 573
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
73 568
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 566
10  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 562
11  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 561
12  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
51 553
13  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
42 545
14  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
54 542
15  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
65 540
15  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
40 540
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
39 538
18  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
58 538
19  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
55 537
20  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 537
21  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
35 522
22  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
61 519
23  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 519
24  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
70 517
25  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
65 516
26  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 514
27  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
44 509
28  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
24 509
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
45 504
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
24 503
31  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 503
32  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
45 501
33  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
51 495
34  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
75 493
35  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
27 489
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 487
37  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
52 487
38  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
36 483
39  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 482
40  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 480
41  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
38 477
42  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
42 472
43  down disco dancer
darren frankland
42 463
44  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
45 461
45  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
41 460
46  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
45 446
47  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
45 436
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
46 432
49  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 423
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 363

 

Manager of the month – The Craggy Islanders – 189 points

The Islanders played their free hit this week, possibly spying a good group of fixtures with which to rack up a decent amount of points. And to consolidate their lead at the top of the monthly rankings and guarantee them the monthly award. Or was it just find a solution to the Kane absence? I’m not sure the chip had its full effect with only one of the chosen XI getting into double figures, but the lead was held and the money was won.

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 189
2  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 178
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 174
4  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 174
5  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 172

 

Manager of the week – Pretty Schitty City – 75 points

A strong defence and a timely substitution helped City to the top score. Harry Kane was in the starting XI despite the confirmed reports of his injury. That might be an indicator of the complete lack of trust we have in the Spurs striker at the moment. Steven Davis was lined up as first reserve and took his place to the tune of 10 points.

Player of the week – Saed Kolasinac – 14 points

This has been coming. Arsenal defenders have been quietly racking up points without looking all that convincing. No clean sheet this week but a goal and assist from the player most likely to be this season’s Marcos Alonso…unless of course that turns out to be Marcos Alonso.

Bargain of the week – Fernandinho – 13 points

Those wondering how to squeeze a third Man City player in should look no further. Two assists and two goals is more than your average holding midfielder gets in a season.

Twat of the week – Arthur Masuaku -1 points

Thats what you get for conceding goals against Palace.

Goal of the week – Andre Ayew.

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Gameweek 21 results

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 27 1,159
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 24 1,132
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 26 1,129
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 31 1,121
5 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 43 1,110
6 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 41 1,101
7 Howayman Mark Bromham 25 1,100
8 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 28 1,093
9 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 26 1,093
10 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 36 1,093
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 39 1,089
12 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 24 1,086
13 SS3 FC Paul Murray 20 1,085
14 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 38 1,080
15 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 38 1,079
16 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 25 1,079
17 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 29 1,079
18 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 22 1,077
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 32 1,077
20 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 34 1,073
21 Init fc Mustafa khan 27 1,058
22 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 31 1,056
23 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 47 1,053
24 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 37 1,051
25 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 28 1,049
26 Below Par Paul Bentz 37 1,043
27 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 32 1,042
28 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 25 1,037
29 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 29 1,035
30 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 32 1,032
31 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 31 1,028
32 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 42 1,015
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 33 1,008
34 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 47 977
35 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 52 977
36 Ciderheads Darren Pope 36 957
37 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 24 956
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 35 931
39 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 32 930
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 28 917
41 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 48 895
42 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 26 892
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 34 811
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 21 761

 

Easily one of the shittest weeks in FPL history. The majority of us scored under the worldwide average of 35, and just under half of us didn’t even get above 30 points. And yet, there were points to be had. There were 34 goals scored – well over the gameweek average. It was who scored that was the problem.

Of the six players that started the gameweek with over 100 points, only Mahrez and Barkley scored any more than their appearance points – and that was the single point they get for a clean sheet as a midfielder. Of the most popular players – those with over a 20% ownership – only Bacary Sagna and Marko Arnautovic contributed anything extra.

And – there were five players scoring two or more goals this week. Olivier Giroud and Wayne Rooney offered the most likely path to a double figure score – with 14.9% and 8.5% ownership respectively. Jermain Defoe’s hat trick was enjoyed by only 2.5% of managers, with even less benefiting from Enner Valencia and Roberto Firmino’s braces.

Go Buffoons Go!!! were the only team to get above 50 points and did so thanks to Giroud’s 13 points and Arnautovic’s five – doubled to ten as captain. Andre Ayew contributed a double figure score also –  his first since mid November. Making the most ground at the top of the tree were Greensmeansbusiness and Walking With Memphis. Aaron Ramsey and Bacary Sagna were the main contributors to Greens’ score. It could have been so much better had they picked Defoe instead of Chris Smalling. The 17 extra points would have seen them climb another place in the table and into a prize money position. WWM also had Giroud. They got another 12 points from their City contingent – six from Joe Hart for his clean sheet and another six from their skipper, Yaya Toure.

It was a more memorable week for some cracking 20-30 yard screamers. Honourable mentions to Enner Valencia, Dimitri Payet (he’s back), Wayne Rooney, Jonny Howson and Joselu.

 

Player of the week – Jermain Defoe – 17 points. Five goals in two games.

Bargain of the week – Joleon Lescott – 15 points. Villa won!!!!!!!!!!

Donkey of the week – Kyle Naughton – -4 points. Wasn’t a sending off and will probably be rescinded. Doesn’t help if you had him in your team though.

Goal of the week – Roberto Firmino. His second just shades it.

Gameweek 8 results

1 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 115 439
2 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 72 419
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 98 419
4 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 73 418
5 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 77 417
6 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 103 416
7 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 96 415
8 Below Par Paul Bentz 82 415
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 94 412
10 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 116 410
11 Init fc Mustafa khan 99 410
12 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 80 409
13 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 98 405
14 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 126 396
15 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 55 393
16 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 98 393
17 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 71 387
18 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 98 379
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 109 376
20 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 96 375
21 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 90 374
22 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 78 373
23 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 92 373
24 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 59 371
25 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 48 366
26 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 81 361
27 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 86 359
28 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 58 358
29 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 78 358
30 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 72 355
31 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 54 347
32 SS3 FC Paul Murray 52 343
33 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 43 342
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 88 340
35 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 57 335
36 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 94 333
37 Howayman Mark Bromham 50 330
38 Ciderheads Darren Pope 81 326
39 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 55 325
40 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 60 316
41 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 28 297
42 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 49 294
43 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 73 288
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 51 275

 

Following Saturday’s games the scores were split between two distinct groups – those with, and those without. Thankfully there were enough points on offer from Sunday’s games for those without to make up the ground they’d lost – providing of course they had the right players. There have been some big movers in the league this week – up and down.

Up 19 places to number 14 is Romeo’s Honda Van. Triple captaining Sergio scored Romeo’s 75 points. A genius move. Their 126 point total will be hard to beat, even in a double gameweek. Aguero’s 25 points has been bettered in the Buckets era. Theo Walcott hit 26 points in the 2012-13 season following a 7-3 butchering of… Newcastle. Who else? Edin Dzeko also equaled this total in the penultimate week of the 2013-14 season. Other than the 75 points earned by Aguero – a single weekly score record for a Buckets team member – Romeo’s also had Dimitri Payet and Kevin De Bruyne on board. Payet moves to within a point of Riyad Mahrez in the overall player scores. It’s been an impressive start to Premiership life by De Bruyne who is averaging 9 points per gameweek. He’s easily the most reliable City midfielder at the moment. Romeo’s also picked up 21 points from Sunday’s games. 14 points came courtesy of the Arsenal defence and another seven from the in-form Romelu Lukaku. What is most extraordinary is that Romeo’s posted their mega-score with only nine men. Bacary Sagna and Riyad Mahrez were non-players and they’d nothing on the bench in reserve.

It was a weekend in which the old school rose again. There were five 100+ scores – all scored by Buckets veterans. Up 17 places to 19 are Hedgehog Corpse. Hedgehog managed 109 points, with Aguero as captain claiming 50 of them. A further 16 points came from the boot and bonuses of Alexis Sanchez, 13 from Mesut Ozil, 10 from Payet and nine from Odion Ighalo. Sanchez’s season is up and running now with five goals and six bonus points in two games. From nowhere to the fourth best overall score in a fortnight.

Up 11 to tenth go the Biscuitmen. To the 50 points contributed by Aguero, Biscuitmen added 14 points from Graziano Pelle, who became the games highest scoring striker, nine from Jamie Vardy, who scored for the fifth consecutive game and 10 from Yannick Bolasie, whom I have no stat about. Biscuitmen’s defence stood firm contributing 28 points in total.

Up six to sixth go Rocky Ba Bauer with 103 points. Rocky hold the current weekly points record – 165 points in gameweek 31 of 2013-14. Yohan Cabaye, Payet and Vardy were the additional big scorers to Aguero’s 50 points.

Last but not least, Your Ad Here also climb six places to top spot. Our new leaders collected 115 points to build up a 20 point lead. They were another with an Aguero/Sanchez double header, as well as healthy contributions from the Arsenal defence and Andre Ayew.

Of the fallers, Release The Hounds plummeted the furthest. They fell 15 places to 33rd. They picked up a combined total of 9 points from their City and Arsenal contingent – so obviously no Aguero or Sanchez. They relied heavily on Manchester United with Martial as captain, Rooney and Mata – to the tune of just 7 points. It was a bad week compounded by virtually everybody else scoring double their total.

And so on to those who were looking in trouble after Saturday’s games, but were rescued by Sunday’s – most notably 4 Lime Jellies and Pretty Schitty City. The Jellies may not occupy top spot anymore, but will be glad of the 28 points added to their Saturday score. This included nine extra points from Jamie Vardy who defaulted as captain following Riyad Mahrez’s omission. City also picked up nine points from Vardy as vice captain (again in place of Mahrez), plus another 40 points from the players they had playing on Sunday. This included nine from Andre Ayew who was Mahrez’s substitute. City had dropped out of the top 20 on Saturday evening, but found their way back up to fifth 24 hours later.

What a week. Just what we needed – a good shake up before the international break.

 

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 25 points. Inevitably. These goals were always going to come at some point.

Bargain of the week – Yann M’Vila – 10 points. Two assists, but overshadowed by all the bigger scorers elsewhere.

Donkey of the week – Matteo Darmian – -1 points. How is this not a Newcastle player?

Goal of the week – Jeremain Lens. Double award week for Sunderland.

Gameweek 2 results

1 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 54 111
2 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 57 101
3 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 59 97
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 54 97
3 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 45 97
6 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 44 95
7 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 50 94
8 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 50 92
9 What’s Up????? DEAN CRIPPS 51 87
10 Below Par Paul Bentz 52 85
10 SS3 FC Paul Murray 50 85
12 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 48 85
13 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 45 83
13 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 83
15 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 46 83
16 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 52 81
17 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 51 80
18 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 42 79
19 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 57 78
20 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 40 77
20 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 43 77
22 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 43 76
23 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 41 76
23 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 42 76
25 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 75
26 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 34 74
27 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 47 73
28 Init fc Mustafa khan 39 71
29 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 34 70
30 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 30 70
31 Howayman Mark Bromham 43 69
32 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 37 68
33 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 46 68
34 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 28 67
35 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 30 63
36 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 33 62
37 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 42 61
38 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 24 60
39 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 38 59
40 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 22 57
40 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 28 57
42 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 26 56
43 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 29 52
44 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 35 46

 

Grievous Angel Rangel win gameweek two with a total of 59 points. They were closely followed on 57 points by two of our newcomers, Go Buffoons Go!!! and Golden Boys. All three teams installed Christian Benteke as captain.

Just behind them were gameweek one winners, greensmeansbusiness. They’ve extended their lead at the top and are in pole position for the first manager of the month prize. Manchester City and Everton, with a little late help from Benteke did the business for our weekly high scorers. There were a few more 50+ scores posted this week – we only managed three between us last week. It’s fair to say, as a league we’re struggling. Probably due to an over reliance on some under performing players. As well as City and Everton, Leicester and Swansea, and the defences of Liverpool and United are where the points are at the moment. Picking the right combo of mid and low price options alongside your elite players has always been the secret to a hot start in this competition – something which the majority of us are failing to do. I feel some early wildcards coming on.

I’m admitting defeat on my hunch about Sunderland. There’s already talk of crisis meetings and questions as to whether their manager really does want the job. A home game against the least fancied promoted team should have been an ideal opportunity for them to turn round last weeks disappointment against Leicester, but Norwich didn’t read that script and got their first points on the board. Nathan Redmond added to his goal against Palace with another strike and is our bargain buy of the week.

Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. That was Norwich’s thirteenth consecutive away game without defeat apparently – a stat that might be worth considering for future weeks. At the other end of that scale are Newcastle, who suffered their sixth consecutive away defeat. Among their many achilles heels is their indiscipline. Daryl Janmaat was sent off – their eighth red card of the year – and new signing, Aleksandar Mitrovic, received his second yellow card in a combined 25 minutes of play. Their opponents, Swansea, offered up the same goalscorers as last week. Both Andre Ayew and Bafetembi Gomis will only set you back a combined value of £14.2 million at present. Note the additional £0.2 million – they’re already on the rise.

The City’s of Manchester and Leicester sit at the top of the league – positions replicated by our current leading players. Riyad Mahrez and Vincent Kompany top the early season scoring charts. Mahrez’s third goal and second consecutive three point bonus puts him on 25 points. Kompany scored his second of the season and added a second clean sheet to equal that total. Both had seen their values rise by £0.1 million ahead of this week’s fixtures. Mahrez’s has gone up again off the back of Saturday’s result. Yaya Toure and Marc Albrighton also passed the 20 point mark.

As has Ross Barkley, who, like Kompany, Mahrez, Ayew, Gomis and Redmond, netted his second goal of the season. Another player on two goals is Romelu Lukaku, who added to Barkley’s strike to condemn Southampton to an unexpected 3-0 defeat – and is our player of the week.

 Player of the week – Romelu Lukaku – 13 points. A solid start from Everton’s main man.

Bargain of the week – Nathan Redmond – 11 points. One of many lower mid priced midfielders making their mark.

Donkey of the week – Daryl Janmaat – -3 points. Poor discipline another reason not to touch the Newcastle defence.

Goal of the week – Olivier Giroud. Flying volleys will always win this prize.