Gameweek 21 results – December manager of the month

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
46 1258
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
46 1229
3  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
70 1221
4  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 1208
5  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 1207
6  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
59 1206
7  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
62 1200
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
66 1195
9  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
61 1194
10  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
68 1192
11  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
62 1189
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
47 1172
13  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
77 1161
14  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
76 1161
15  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
53 1157
16  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
64 1152
17  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
68 1142
18  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 1141
19  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
48 1140
20  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
59 1140
21  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
50 1136
22  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
58 1134
23  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
83 1134
24  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
44 1127
25  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
68 1119
26  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
40 1117
27  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
32 1117
28  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
73 1117
29  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
52 1108
30  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
57 1100
31  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
45 1098
32  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
80 1096
33  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
48 1087
34  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
53 1087
35  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1085
36  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
39 1058
37  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
42 1055
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
45 1055
39  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
75 1050
40  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
56 1037
41  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
31 1033
42  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
21 1033
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
33 1030
44  same blakes11
Steven Darling
49 1026
45  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
43 1011
46  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
25 1001
47  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
36 990
48  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
49 987
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
58 949
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
45 818

 

December manager of the month AND manager of the week – Shoelace Untied – Caroline Strong – 477 points AND 83 points

It might be the biggest manager of the month total ever. It’s the biggest monthly prize ever and it goes to Shoelace, who seemingly piled every effort into winning it much like they did with the Buckets Cup last season. To make extra sure, although it wasn’t needed, they played their bench boost in the last gameweek. That did guarantee them of the manager of the week prize and should earn them a bye into the first round proper of the cup. They took an almighty risk with a 16 point hit, particularly as the five players that came in only scored 11 points between them. A poor week for We Are Ayling, Shoelace’s nearest challengers and long time leaders of the December table, meant that net loss didn’t matter either.

 

1  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
83 477
2  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
48 456
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
61 452
4  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
52 451
5  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
76 450
6  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
53 449
7  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
59 448
8  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
66 442
9  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
53 440
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 436

 

Player of the week – Willian – 17 points

A bad week for Hazard holders was exacerbated by the fact that Willian ended as the week’s top scorer whilst the Belgian warmed the bench. Those opting for Hazard as captain might have had better luck elsewhere as he didn’t even take to the field. I doubt that’d be much consolation as Chelsea ripped through a poor Stoke team with Willian claiming a goal and two assists. Hazard is bound to have been in among the points – guaranteed in fact – as Willian’s goal was from the penalty spot.

Bargain of the week – Ryan Fraser – 15 points

Popped up with two goals to claim Bournemouth’s first win since Gameweek 12. Bournemouth aren’t offering much this season. The fact that Asmir Begovic is their top scorer with 69 points says a lot. He comes out on top only by virtue of having played every minute and not by the countless clean sheets he’s kept (4). The goals and assists seem to be being spread around a much changing team. Fraser wasn’t able to follow up this brace due to picking up an injury, but hardly any team have escaped the punishing festive schedule, no matter how hard they’ve tried to rotate, without picking up injuries to key players. Salah, Silva, De Bruyne, Kane, Lukaku and Coutinho are all doubtful for the first fixtures of the new year.

Twat of the week – James McLean – -1 points

McLean is surprisingly low on twat awards over the years. This might be his first. He’s easily one of the most wind-up-able players in the league and likes a tasty meaningless challenge. His crime this time was to come on with 18 minutes of the game remaining, pick up his obligatory yellow, then score an own goal.

Goal of the week – Danny Drinkwater. £35 million apparently. 59s in.

 

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Gameweek 26 results

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
52 1461
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
56 1444
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
55 1442
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
61 1422
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
74 1416
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
88 1405
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
36 1399
down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
43 1396
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
56 1389
10  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
58 1385
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
63 1382
12  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
77 1376
13  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 1375
14  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
70 1369
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
57 1368
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
54 1361
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
48 1355
18  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
66 1351
19  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 1351
20  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
67 1350
21  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
52 1346
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
60 1344
23  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
49 1337
24  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
50 1318
25  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
79 1315
26  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
76 1312
27  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
32 1311
28  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
81 1311
29  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
81 1308
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
72 1302
31  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
68 1302
32  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
69 1282
33  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
76 1268
34  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
79 1265
35  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
58 1264
36  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
55 1261
37  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 1245
38  up FTM
Stu Smith
65 1224
39  down jetty city
scott mcgow
47 1223
40  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
56 1208
41  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
43 1207
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
61 1195
43  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
77 1194
44  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
43 1185
45  down Dj daz
darren frankland
37 1181
46  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
37 1169
47  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
92 1143
48  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
51 1143
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
51 1100
50  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
44 1063
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
38 1053
52  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
8 1030
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
37 1022

 

It looked like an even split of managers hoping for either a Harry Kane week or a Romelu Lukaku week. Everton welcomed Sunderland, while Spurs had Stoke to contend with. The odds may have been slightly with Lukaku, but it was Kane who provided the bigger points haul – 20 in total – 40 if you had him as captain. Lukaku’s goal came as welcome relief to those who went with the Everton striker, but come mid-afternoon Sunday, that would have been no consolation has a whole host of teams came sailing past carrying the Spurs forward and their 70+ scores.

Our weekly winner, monthly winner and most of the teams that advanced to the Buckets Cup quarter finals all had Kane, and most had him with the armband.

No-one could top Bermie United, whose unwavering faith in Leicester City finally paid off with a mindbending final total of 92 points. And all achieved whilst the manager is biking round ‘Nam for charity. Maybe Claudio is with him. Last season’s holy trinity of Vardy, Mahrez and Drinkwater contributed 23 points on top of the 40 from Kane. They made one transfer in gameweek four, and only managed to put out nine players for the weekend. Classic ghostship.

Uriah’s deserve a mention. Playing the game properly, they amassed 88 points. As well as captain Kane, they benefited from Christian Eriksen’s assists and another goal scoring performance from Gareth McAuley. He’s West Brom’s second top scorer, the league’s top scoring defender and moves into sixth place on the defender charts.

The manager of the month changed hands dramatically at the final reckoning. Both Lukaku and Kane had carried RG XV to the top of the monthly table before Monday’s game – they were 9th after last week’s fixtures. RG also had McAuley – and Seamus Coleman, who contributed anther double figure total with a seventh consecutive scoring week. Yet it wasn’t enough to hold off Rico United who pipped them by a point and have Matt Phillips to thank – for not playing. Rico utilised the bench boost expertly. Captain Phillips defaulted to vice captain Alli, and the extra eight points carried them past RG to the prize. They’re our first double month winner.

up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 208
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
79 207
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
61 198
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 197
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
74 197
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
88 197
same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
67 196

 

Our cup quarter finalists have been decided. FC Caligula will not defend their trophy, falling to Release The Hounds, who will take on Jarvis FC in the next round. Rico’s month winning total was enough to see them through to play Upper Bullens. Bakerlona are the lowest ranked team left in, creeping through in a battle of the ghost teams. They face league leaders Aquamar, who only just squeezed through themselves with the second lowest cup score of the week. Joey Bosa and Shoelace Untied make up the draw. Aquamar are the only top 10 team left in the competition and there are more bottom half than top half teams remaining.

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 20 points. Another hat trick. Time for a few weeks off now, eh Harry.

Bargain of the week – Idrissa Gueye – 10 points. Everton’s Kante. The scoring will stop here.

Donkey of the week – Ashley Barnes – -1 points. Another cheapo striker’s honeymoon period is over.

Goal of the week – Danny Drinkwater. They won’t get relegated.

 

Gameweek 23 results

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 60 1,274
2 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 60 1,263
3 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 51 1,256
4 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 81 1,225
5 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 67 1,224
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 63 1,218
7 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 75 1,216
8 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 67 1,209
9 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 58 1,209
10 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 59 1,209
11 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 26 1,204
12 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 52 1,197
13 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 45 1,195
14 SS3 FC Paul Murray 63 1,194
15 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 49 1,194
16 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 59 1,190
17 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 59 1,190
18 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 35 1,183
19 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 37 1,181
20 Init fc Mustafa khan 59 1,180
21 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 92 1,179
22 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 59 1,179
23 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 59 1,178
24 Howayman Mark Bromham 44 1,176
25 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 59 1,158
26 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 44 1,141
27 Below Par Paul Bentz 37 1,140
28 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 56 1,138
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 46 1,131
30 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 28 1,122
31 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 46 1,121
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 37 1,094
33 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 71 1,093
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 40 1,093
35 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 51 1,066
36 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 36 1,057
37 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 45 1,039
38 Ciderheads Darren Pope 35 1,031
39 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 46 1,008
40 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 35 1,005
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 56 989
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 34 967
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 46 904
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 48 874

 

Even without the bench boost points that Uriah’s scored this weekend they would have clinched the January manager of the month prize. The extra 15 points helped them clean up and secure the weekly prize as well. Here’s the table for January…

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 92 258
2 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 81 236
3 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 67 225
4 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 59 216
5 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 75 212
6 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 60 205

 

There wasn’t really anyone else in it. The Kolarov Mane came closest, posting the second highest score of the week. The consolation for them is they were able to jump ten places in the league to occupy fourth. Uriah’s climbed seven places and sit in 21st at the bottom end of that concertinaed middle group chasing the top four. It was a bad week for 4 Lime Jellies. For so long a title contender, their score of 26 points has seem them drop from the top 10 for the first time this season.

Player of the week – Roberto Firmino – 18 points. Worth a pop? He’s a £7.9 million midfielder playing as a striker.

Bargain of the week – Danny Drinkwater – 14 points. Leicester back on track.

Donkey of the week – Per Mertesacker – -2 points. Arsenal don’t beat Chelsea in the league. Remember.

Goal of the week – Dele Alli. Decent.