Gameweek 38 results and May manager of the month

May Manager of the Month – Pretty Schitty City – Alex Michaluk – 188 points

Not a bad two weeks work for PSC scoring almost as much as the leading manager for August and October, both of which were three gameweek months. Having a double gameweek and the usually bonkers final gameweek always helps provide a high score. Their monthly triumph has been largely helped by a mini-resurgence in Leicester’s fortunes and Mahrez and Vardy posting big scores for the final two weeks. Leicester aren’t on the beach anymore. They’ve been on holiday and come back.

1  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
85 188
2  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
88 180
3  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
66 178
4  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
54 170
5  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
58 160
6  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
84 160
6  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
67 160

Manager of the week – Your Ad Here – Matthew Hopkins – 88 points

YAH finished second in the May table trailing PSC by eight points. They opted to wildcard in GW36 and bench boost in GW37, probably with one eye on pushing for the last available monthly award, and maybe the highest weekly score prize too. Their week winning score came without Mo Salah, but with equally as effective contributions from four end-of-season form horses, Marko Arnautovic, Wilfried Zaha, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ayoze Perez. All backed up a long overdue Harry Kane brace, but weren’t quite enough to pinch the monthly award.

Player of the week – Andrew Robertson – 18 points

A goal, assist, clean sheet and top bonus marks. The full house from the Liverpool full back was matched by Patrick Van Aanholt for Palace, but Robertson did it all for £0.2 million less. It makes all the difference. He’ll be much sought after next season.

Bargain of the week – Ayoze Perez – 13 points

Ending the season with a flourish, this is Perez’s second bargain player award in the last two months and his third double figure score in the same period. It was achieved with his fifth and sixth goals in his last eight games. And he’s meant to be on the beach.

Twat of the week – Christian Fuchs – -2 points

Scoring an own goal in the craziest scoring game of the day was never going to help anyone hoping to keep their head above water. Fuchs dipped into the minus scores after a shot destined for a thrown-in rebounded off his knee and into the net. Leicester defenders have been a no go area all season, much like they always have been, even when they’re winning the league.

Goal of the week – Kelechi Iheanacho. 1m47s

Gameweek 33 results

1  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
37 1963
2  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
23 1911
3  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
45 1908
4  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
48 1906
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
35 1905
6  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
36 1897
7  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
39 1879
8  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
38 1870
9  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
65 1868
10  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
51 1862
11  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
29 1857
12  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
55 1853
13  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
35 1849
14  same Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
39 1838
15  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
38 1837
16  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
39 1830
17  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
19 1826
18  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
11 1815
19  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
44 1813
20  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
28 1806
21  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1804
22  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
46 1798
23  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
24 1779
24  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
37 1776
25  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
49 1774
26  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
40 1756
26  same Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
30 1756
28  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
25 1754
29  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
29 1748
30  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
49 1745
31  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
40 1743
32  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
19 1743
33  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
19 1738
34  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
50 1734
35  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
18 1732
36  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
30 1727
37  up FTM
Stu Smith
44 1712
38  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
24 1702
39  same blakes11
Steven Darling
49 1685
40  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
38 1659
41  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
46 1649
42  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
42 1638
43  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
20 1638
44  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
17 1619
45  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
31 1590
46  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
20 1579
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
40 1555
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
34 1511
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
37 1480
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
45 1380

 

Manager of the week – Emergency Gap Jumper – Ian Williams – 65 points

The lowest average weekly score so far this season and arguably one of the most depressing weeks in fantasy league history. If you scraped above 40 – well done. The average was 32. Scores in the teens were commonplace. Harry Kane made an unexpected early return, but didn’t perform, double whammy-ing those managers who’d striven to get him back in by pretending to score with his sleeve – and then getting booked. Romelu Lukaku had nothing to do with the 3-2 title-stopping victory over Manchester City. Everton and Liverpool kept the only clean sheets. I could go on. The list of non-performing regulars is pretty long. EGJ’s 65 is pretty special – double the average – and streets ahead of everyone else. There were only two scores in the 50’s. Although the bench boost decision might be one to rue. Three extra points is not what you’re looking for from a chip which would have been better played either next week or in GW37. The Gap Jumpers do, however, leap into the top 10 for the first time this season (or possibly even ever?).

Player of the week – Christian Eriksen – 15 points

Judging by post match interviews, it appeared Eriksen was happy to take the assist for Spurs’ second goal, and that the goal be awarded to Harry Kane. This would have given Kane owners a likely extra 6 points, as he was sat on two bonus points at that time. Those captaining would have mustered an extra 12. I’m not sure too many of us, if anyone at all, has Eriksen in their teams. Alli’s in slightly better form and Son’s much cheaper. This almost makes Eriksen a tempting differential for their double double gameweeks.

Bargain of the week – Ayoze Perez – 12 points

Perez has been ticking over quite nicely in the cheap striker club without anyone really noticing. He’s registered points in six of the last eleven. Not only are there forward facing players, like Perez, in the £5-6 million bracket worth looking at, but unusually for Newcastle, they’re also pretty sound defensively. The danger is, that with them virtually safe, will they take their foot of the gas a little and cruise in to the end of the season. I hope not. A top half finish would be fantastic.

Twat of the week – Jack Stephens – -2 points

We’ve had some multi-twats in our time. And some pretty twattish tams sharing the twatness around, but this is some achievement – two weeks on the spin as king twat. Well done. Just when he was gaining in popularity as a cheap defender for a double double gameweeking team. He’s now suspended until GW36. Any Southampton assets are surely only going to be bench fodder for the bench boost week, so he is still of some use suspended in reserve until GW37 I suppose.

Goal of the week – Ayoze Perez. 

20s in

Gameweek 22 results

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 55 1,214
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 73 1,205
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 74 1,203
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 57 1,178
5 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 77 1,157
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 62 1,155
7 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 74 1,151
8 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 40 1,150
9 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 71 1,150
10 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 47 1,148
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 56 1,145
12 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 52 1,145
13 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 51 1,144
14 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 71 1,144
15 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 56 1,142
16 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 62 1,141
17 Howayman Mark Bromham 32 1,132
18 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 75 1,131
19 SS3 FC Paul Murray 46 1,131
20 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 54 1,131
21 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 52 1,127
22 Init fc Mustafa khan 67 1,121
23 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 71 1,120
24 Below Par Paul Bentz 60 1,103
25 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 48 1,099
26 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 63 1,097
27 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 41 1,094
28 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 72 1,087
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 57 1,085
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 49 1,082
31 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 1,075
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 49 1,057
33 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 21 1,053
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 66 1,022
35 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 44 1,021
36 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 46 1,019
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 39 996
38 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 64 994
39 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 39 970
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 45 962
41 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 38 933
42 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 41 933
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 51 858
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 65 826

 

Atletico Chappers score 77 points this week to claim the manager of the week prize. They were 18th only a fortnight ago, but have now risen to 5th, which goes to show that with a couple of good scores under your belt there are still opportunities to climb this league. Chappers sit at the top of that congested middle order which sees just 37 points separate 19 places. Chappers brought in Sergio Aguero in gameweek 20 to replace Romelu Lukaku, which was a brave move, given Lukaku’s form up until that point. Aguero has since scored 26 points to Lukaku’s nine. An inspired transfer.

On Sunday evening we had new leaders. Golden Boys have had a poor month, sitting only 33rd in the January table. After the Sunday games both Your Ad Here and FC Caligula had overtaken them at the top of the table. Not for the first time this season Ashley Williams added vital points to Golden Boys’ score to reclaim their place at the summit. Williams’ goal, clean sheet and bonuses totalled 15 points. Williams scored three consecutive 9 point scores in December with similar effect. The gap at the top was 27 points last week. It’s now down to nine. Could it be time for the Golden Boys to finally play a wildcard?

It was another week in which the old reliables of the first half of the season failed to deliver. Best epitomised by Riyad Mahrez, who missed his second penalty of the season. It’s five weeks of nothingness now from the Algerian. But whereas Leicester are still maintaining a title challenge of sorts, Watford’s bubble may have burst. And with it the scoring run of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo. We appear to be in the middle of a changing of the guard as far as form players are concerned. And it’s happened pretty much as the first half of the season has finished and the second half has started. Only Mesut Ozil, of those previous big hitters, occupies a place on the first page of form players. Maybe we’ll all be playing those wildcards a lot sooner than we thought.

 

Player of the week – Charlie Daniels – 18 points. Bournemouth’s full backs are definitely worth a look at the moment.

Bargain of the week – Matt Targett – 11 points. From nowhere. Two consecutive double figure scores. And for £3.7 million.

Donkey of the week – Scott Dann – 0 points. Another bubble burst?

Goal of the week – Ayoze Perez. 

Gameweek 36 results

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 79 2,059
2 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 76 2,022
3 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 70 2,021
4 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 74 1,993
5 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 65 1,977
6 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 76 1,965
7 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 68 1,953
8 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 91 1,946
9 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 82 1,939
10 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 88 1,929
11 Van Damme United P Hawkins 75 1,929
12 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 44 1,914
13 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 92 1,900
14 Ciderheads Darren Pope 74 1,887
15 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 74 1,871
16 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 66 1,851
17 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 37 1,822
18 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 63 1,809
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 24 1,797
20 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 53 1,792
21 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 47 1,751
22 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 82 1,750
23 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 51 1,747
24 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 86 1,695
25 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 37 1,678
26 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 35 1,663
27 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 28 1,636
28 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 29 1,571
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 19 1,270

 

This week was all about one player. Sergio Aguero’s hat trick, two assists and inevitable top bonus points bagged him 23 points, condemned QPR to relegation, cemented his position as the league’s top marksman and the FPL’s top points scoring striker, and moved him into second place behind Eden Hazard in the overall scoring charts.

No-one came close to him this week and that’s reflected in the Buckets totals. You can tell just by looking at the scores the teams that had him – and the teams that didn’t. And it appears all those lucky enough to have him in their squads had the brains to make him captain too. In fact there were only eight other players that achieved double figure totals this week. Of Aguero’s City team mates, Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva, posted 13 and 16 points respectively. Riyad Mahrez added 16 to his total, as the Leicester juggernaut continued to roll on – surely to safety now. Lukasz Fabianski, Steven N’Zonzi, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Young were the others to score more than 10 points. Hardly the most popular bunch among managers, further highlighting the marked difference between teams with or without Sergio. Basically, there weren’t many points to be had elsewhere.

Paris Spinks Germain hit the highest score this week. Their 92 points also moves them to the top of the May monthly table. They chose Aguero as captain, backed up by David Silva, and Robert Huth and Jeff Schlupp from that all of a sudden impenetrable Leicester defence. Those four players managed a whopping 76 points between them.

Of the top 11, only Shoelace lined up without Aguero, but did have David Silva as their captain. This has kept them in contention of a top four finish. Van Damme had both Aguero and Silva, but went with Hazard as captain. This was the first week for a long time that it looked like the best captain options lay well away from the Chelsea team. Hazard doesn’t register too many two point weeks, but this was his second in the last three.

And in 12th lie Upper Bullens, who, without Aguero, only managed 44 points. They’ve dropped four places in the league, and any slim hopes of catching the top four have undoubtedly ended. That’s the difference one player can make.

 

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 23 points. Not quite the highest weekly total of the season.

Bargain of the week – Riyad Mahrez – 16 points. Leicester players in every position scoring big in these final few weeks.

Donkey of the week – Vlad Chiriches – -3 points. Spurs season fizzling out.

Goal of the week. Ayoze Perez. I dunno what’s up with the pictures?

Gameweek 11 results

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 53 624
2 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 63 609
3 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 75 606
4 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 77 599
5 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 75 573
6 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 60 572
7 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 37 572
8 Ciderheads Darren Pope 69 571
9 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 67 570
10 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 62 568
11 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 58 561
12 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 47 558
13 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 66 555
14 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 47 546
15 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 49 544
16 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 49 542
17 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 44 535
18 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 66 515
19 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 40 494
20 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 69 493
21 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 68 489
22 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 62 487
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 55 486
24 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 56 486
25 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 37 482
26 Van Damme United P Hawkins 75 482
27 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 48 473
28 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 56 464
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 31 365

*Your Ad Here* became the fourth team to win their second weekly award amassing 77 points and maintaining their position in the top five. Upper Bullens and RayCrawfordsCrackers sandwich *YAH* on the leaderboard in fourth and sixth respectively posting totals of 75. RayCrawfordsCrackers were the biggest movers jumping seven places from thirteenth into a tightly packed lower half of the top 10. Only five points separate 10th and 6th. After Saturday’s games Neil Madrid had leapt further up the league into fourth, but were pegged back by the those three 70+ scorers and Sportingabiggerwig and Ciderheads who all scored heavily following the Sunday matches. *Your Ad Here* had four players playing in Sunday’s games, and they added 43 points to their total, outscoring the seven players who took to the field for them on Saturday. Upper Bullens had similar success with 37 points coming from Sundays games. The Crackers and Sporting had 28 points contributed from the final four games of the weekend.

Uriah’s still lead the way, but the gap at the top has now been cut to 15 points. They’re possibly suffering from a slight slowing down in the scoring of Southampton’s attackers, and a lack of either Sanchez and/or Aguero. One thing Uriah’s don’t have to worry about this season (so far) is their anti-Liverpool stance. No Liverpool player is currently anywhere near the top of the form tables.

Which leads us on to the players that are. Newcastle! It’s a clean sweep of player awards this week following their win at West Brom. Daryl Janmaat moves into the top 10 defenders with a 15 point haul, closely followed by our bargain of the week, Fabricio Coloccini, on 14 points. Ayoze Perez scored the goal of the weekend. Perez is the newest in a line of cheapo strikers outscoring the elite. He falls into the £4-5 million bracket too – for now. Three goals in three games from about six touches and as many bonus marks.

Charlie Austin shouldn’t go unmentioned. Other than Sergio Aguero, who appears to be keeping City afloat at the moment, Austin is the form striker in the league. He had the ball in the net three times on Saturday night against the Champions. Sadly, only one of them counted. That goal – his sixth of the season – his fourth in three games – helped QPR to a well deserved draw. Those labouring with off the boil strikers like Leonardo Ulloa and Steven Naismith or getting twicthy with a two game blank from Diafra Sakho and Saido Berahino might want to give Austin a punt.

Which other City players would you have in your squad at the moment? It is just Aguero. City’s form might be enough to tempt you away from the league’s top scorer, but it seems as long as he’s in the team, City (and your Bucketeers) have a chance. He’s drawn a blank in only three of their 11 league games. Similarly, and perhaps more impressive is Leighton Baines’ scoring power. Baines sits second behind Aguero and Sanchez in the overall points standings. It’s unusual for a defender to place above so many strikers and midfielders. Baines has either scored, assisted, kept a clean sheet or bonused in eight of the 11 games. He’s certainly justifying his price tag, unlike virtually every other elite defender.

We’ve got a mid month interval. Two weeks of bumming around not being bothered by internationals hoping Angel Di Maria gets injured so you can move him out and replace him with Alexis Sanchez safe in the knowledge you’re not going to lose out.

Player of the week – Daryl Janmaat – 15 points. Both assists and three bonus marks.

Bargain of the week – Fabricio Coloccini – 14 points. A goal and two of the bonus marks

Donkey of the week – Kyle Naughton – -2 points. Our first double donkey.

Goal of the week – Ayoze Perez. A cheeky flick and the other bonus mark.