1  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
37 2146
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
55 2108
3  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 2104
4  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
59 2099
5  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
39 2098
6  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
71 2094
7  up Hornets
Andrew Wade
54 2073
8  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
51 2070
9  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
60 2047
10  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
76 2036
11  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
64 2029
12  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
43 2028
13  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
55 2024
14  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
57 2020
15  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
58 2016
16  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 2001
17  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
45 2000
18  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
46 1990
19  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1982
20  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
51 1972
21  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
71 1953
22  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
58 1948
23  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
41 1943
24  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
50 1941
25  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
51 1936
26  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
68 1927
27  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
62 1922
28  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
48 1921
29  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
33 1914
30  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
54 1914
31  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
71 1911
32  same King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
56 1908
33  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
58 1901
34  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
36 1882
35  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 1882
36  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
32 1879
37  up blakes11
Steven Darling
71 1878
38  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
49 1877
39  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
37 1868
40  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
58 1800
41  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
60 1798
42  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
43 1784
43  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
41 1778
44  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
26 1770
45  same disco dancer
darren frankland
58 1764
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
31 1724
47  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
40 1712
48  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 1653
49  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
42 1643
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
39 1513

 

April Manager of the Month – Edgbaston – Micheal Dineen – 267 points

In what was probably our closest manager of the month tussle of the season, the prize goes to Edgbaston. All of the teams in contention could have pinched the top spot with a better captain choice. Most plumped for Salah, who had a rare off week. Some, most notably Caligula, could have come out on top with a different team selection. Caligula had an extra 10 points on the bench which would have seen them over the line. Having said that, Edgbaston could also have picked up a few more points, opting as they did for Hugo Lloris over Mat Ryan and Pascal Gross over Willian. Caligula’s poor showing saw them drop to fifth overall. The gap is down to 36 points behind the Vinegar Pissers, with The Craggy Islanders and Nashton Villa now leading the chase. Mega double gameweek to come – it’s still anybody’s.

1  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
59 267
2  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 262
3  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
39 258
4  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
60 256
5  same disco dancer
darren frankland
58 249
6  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 246

Manager of the week – Queen of the North – Dorine Reacher – 76 points

Queen of the North became only the fifth team to achieve a second manager of the week nod and move into the top 10 overall – although they’re probably out of the running for a top four place with no chips remaining ahead of the double gameweek. The key to a high score was stocking up on Palace players who made themselves safe with their 5-0 rout of Leicester. Wilfried Zaha bagged his second double figure score in three weeks and was the Queen’s highest scoring player.

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 15 points

Despite Palace’s best efforts it was another relegation threatened team who provided us with this weeks best player. Southampton look semi-revitalised and not yet ready to give up on their Premier League status – and may now offer us some options for their double gameweek – Tadic being one of them. He normally shows up for one week of every season with a big score. He chipped in with 23 points back in gameweek 8 of the 2014-2015 season.

Bargain of the week – Mamadou Sakho – 13 points

There we are. The Palace representative. Sakho was one of four Palace players to hit double figures this week. Lots of managers have taken a punt on Zaha given his good form, but not so many on any other player, probably due to the fact they only have one game next week. All others have been gradually discarded in preparation for the GW37. They have Stoke and West Brom left to play – which in the middle of the season would tempt you towards them. Now they’re safe and with those two teams still fighting, it might be best to look elsewhere.

Twat of the week – Marc Albrighton – -2 points

It’s very difficult to time tackles when you’re wearing flip flops and sunglasses.

Goal of the week – Dusan Tadic

No vid for this toe-poke. Tadic again. You definitely won’t see this name mentioned again until next season.

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Gameweek 27 results

March 6, 2017

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
74 1531
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
71 1509
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
86 1508
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
68 1504
same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
76 1492
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
77 1462
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
59 1455
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
52 1449
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
80 1448
10  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
88 1448
11  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
62 1447
12  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 1446
13  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
63 1445
14  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
74 1439
15  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
35 1434
16  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
88 1426
17  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 1424
18  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
69 1422
19  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
75 1422
20  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
66 1417
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
73 1413
22  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
62 1412
23  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
62 1395
24  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
76 1380
25  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
71 1378
26  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
66 1377
27  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
57 1372
28  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
72 1372
29  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
101 1365
30  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
45 1363
31  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
63 1361
32  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
56 1358
33  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
86 1347
34  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 1346
35  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
82 1343
36  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
97 1341
37  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
77 1314
38  same FTM
Stu Smith
80 1296
39  same jetty city
scott mcgow
77 1292
40  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
70 1278
41  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
68 1275
42  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
77 1271
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
60 1255
44  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
75 1244
45  same Dj daz
darren frankland
62 1243
46  same Big White Chiefs
david frankland
51 1220
47  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
70 1213
48  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
55 1198
49  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
62 1154
50  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
66 1129
51  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
52 1105
52  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
65 1083
53  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
27 1057

 

We’re getting to the business end of the season. A mad dash to make the most of Manchester City’s double gameweek was complimented by a flurry of triple captaining and bench boosting. The jury is out on whether it’s been worth it. First of all, sacrifices had to be made to accommodate the inclusion of Aguero, Sterling, Sane and company, and with next week in mind, it was Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal’s big guns that took the hit. Be smug if you decided to see the back of Sanchez and/or Ibrahimovic. Wince a little if you decided to give Kane, Alli, Costa or Hazard the boot. In the case of the Chelsea and Spurs players, sticking instead of twisting would have been as beneficial.

Im sure most triple captainers would have been hopeful of surpassing the 100 point barrier. That’s what you want to happen. Of those that played the chip, all went with Sergio, who again, didn’t quite play up to his price tag. You’d have been mad to do so, but you’d have been better off triple captaining the Stoke defence. The fact that the highest weekly scorer didn’t play for either Manchester City or Stoke tells the same story. There were high scores out there – just not high enough. Our leading three teams – Aquamar, The Craggy Islanders and When Harry Met Alli all took the plunge. Hedgehog Corpse didn’t and ended up jumping into the top three thanks to no transfer hits and five double figure scorers, one of whom was Artur Boruc of all people.

One manager did sneak past 100. Hucking Fell were helped by the 27 points of a triple armbanded Aguero, but the double figure returns of Kane, Alli, Grant and Mane were probably more telling.

Shoelace Untied achieved the second highest score with 97 – a total which carried them through to the semi final of the cup. Shoelace were the most successful bench boosters of the week, earning double figure totals from Caballero and Pieters, as well as Aguero, Alli and Grant. They’ll play Jarvis FC in the semi finals, while Aquamar, who are still on for the league and cup double, will face Rico United.

 

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 16 points. Always has one good week a season – this was it.

Bargain of the week – Erik Pieters – 14 points. The bus was well and truly parked.

Donkey of the week – Andrew Surman – -2 points. Probably should have been Zlatan’s award.

Goal of the week – Harry Kane. Probably time to draft him in again.

Gameweek 4 results

August 31, 2015

1 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 34 203
2 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 50 196
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 52 192
4 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 42 191
5 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 35 190
6 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 39 187
7 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 43 186
8 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 42 185
9 Below Par Paul Bentz 38 181
10 What’s Up????? DEAN CRIPPS 49 178
11 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 34 177
12 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 47 176
13 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 40 172
14 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 62 172
15 Howayman Mark Bromham 41 171
16 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 54 169
17 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 165
18 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 41 162
19 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 29 160
20 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 46 160
21 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 39 159
22 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 51 158
23 SS3 FC Paul Murray 42 158
24 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 47 156
25 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 49 156
26 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 36 155
27 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 28 155
28 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 45 154
29 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 28 153
30 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 48 151
31 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 40 151
32 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 43 149
33 Ciderheads Darren Pope 27 148
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 37 147
36 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 25 147
36 Init fc Mustafa khan 27 147
38 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 29 144
39 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 36 139
40 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 28 134
41 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 20 133
42 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 133
43 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 36 130
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 28 130
45 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 42 119

 

Despite their poorest scoring week of the season, greensmeansbusiness hang on at the top to claim the first manager of the month prize. So, congratulations to them. Their 14 point lead was reduced slightly, but most of the chasing pack had equally disappointing returns, and so were unable to catch our leaders.

In fact, none of us are posting mega-scores. Seven teams broke the 60 point barrier last week. Only one has achieved that feat this week, and with 62 points, Rico United, another newcomer, wins the weekly award. Rico transferred in Eliaquim Mangala to complete the necessary triumvirate of City players, who between them contributed 30 points to their overall total. City remain unbeaten and unbreached, with eight of their players in among the highest scorers. Although that doesn’t include Sergio Aguero, who drew another blank this week – the week in which most of the world made him captain. Which may explain the low scoring. There have been stand out obvious picks for captain choices in each gameweek, and none of them have brought home the bacon.

The international break can’t come soon enough for most of the league. City, Palace, Leicester and Swansea occupy the top four positions – an order that no-one would have predicted at the start of the season. United’s defence conceded for the first time, and only Sunderland have conceded more that Chelsea. It appears West Ham will only perform away from home against the top six. Bear that in mind for their trip to the Etihad in gameweek six. Liverpool, at home against the Hammers, seemed nailed on for another clean sheet to continue their steady start to the season. That 3-0 defeat probably cost a lot of managers a lot of points.

 

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 16 points. Posted last season’s highest weekly score, and is back on the roll of honour again.

Bargain of the week – Scott Sinclair – 14 points. A midfielder playing up top with 5 goals in 2 games. Worth a punt?

Donkey of the week – Steven Whittaker – -3 points. Five sent off in one week. Whittaker wins courtesy of being a stupid, dumb defender.

Goal of the week – Yann  M’Vila. Our first perfectly executed free kick winner of the season. Goal comes at 12s in.

 

Gameweek 8 results

October 21, 2014

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 84 477
2 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 60 434
3 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 52 432
4 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 65 432
5 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 61 420
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 56 418
7 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 45 410
8 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 47 409
9 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 72 408
10 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 70 405
11 Ciderheads Darren Pope 72 402
12 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 65 397
13 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 63 395
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 58 390
15 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 85 388
16 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 75 383
17 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 52 368
18 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 366
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 31 357
20 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 47 349
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 73 348
22 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 49 346
23 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 63 345
24 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 54 344
25 Van Damme United P Hawkins 36 341
26 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 55 339
27 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 37 331
28 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 54 330
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 15 276

 

Twice champs Pescara win their first manager of the week award for over a season with 85 points. Uriah’s finished on a point less than Pescara this week with 84 points and are in pole position in the race for the October award. It will be their second consecutive manager of the month. Here’s how it stands…

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 84 143
2 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 85 135
3 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 68 132
4 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 60 130
5 Ciderheads Darren Pope 72 129

 

Both teams, and many others benefitted from Southampton’s incredible 8-0 hammering of Sunderland. Most of the 60 plus scores can be attributed to a combo of Southampton players, with Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle, Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand and Morgan Schneiderlin contributing healthy totals to the top two. In fact, only Shane Long of the Saints starting XI failed to score anything other than their basic appearance points.

It takes some performance to grab the player of the week award from a another scoring four goals in one game. Sergio Aguero’s single handed blitzing of Spurs wasn’t enough to earn him the accolade ahead of Tadic, who assisted four and scored one in the 8-0er.

Aguero’s performance was a reminder of how valuable a fantasy player he can be. That’s his sixth consecutive start and his fourth full 90 minutes. Is that enough to convince that those niggling injuries are behind him? And because of that, is it now worth considering swapping Diego Costa for him? Costa sat out this weekend and these continuing rumours about his long term fitness are a worry. If you were a manager and you had the choice of buying one of them, who would you opt for? Aguero every time isn’t it?

Liverpool continue to be a bit of an FPL enigma so far this season. Daniel Sturridge is much further away from a return than was reported before the weekend’s games, and they need him back quickly, because Mario Balotelli offers absolutely nothing. And he’s holding back the Liverpool players you want in your team. The fact they won the game with two own goals from QPR this weekend says it all. It’s unusual to win a game scoring three goals and for your top performing player to only pick up 7 points.

It’s been another weekend in which it’s become evidently clear you cannot rely on any defenders, no matter who they play for. There were nine defenders and one keeper on minus scores at the end of this week. Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, United and City just don’t keep clean sheets regularly enough. Last season’s best value keeper, Vito Mannone, was at fault for at least all eight of Southampton’s goals. I feel for anyone with any of the Sunderland defence, particularly Santiago Vergini, who scored a cracking own goal to set Southampton on their way. Richard Dunne has scored more Premier League own goals than any other player – a tally he added to at the weekend. And despite conceding more goals than anyone else other than QPR, Everton have three defenders sat in the top ten. How is this possible? Defenders – they just can’t be trusted.

 

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 23 points. £7.5 million before the weekend – could be up towards the £8 million mark by the next set of fictures.

Bargain of the week – Diafra Sakho – 12 points. Finally gets a place on the roll of honour. Four goals in four games.

Donkey of the week – Santiago Vergini – -4 points. The joint lowest ever weekly total. Well done son.

Goal of the week – Marouane Fellaini. Seriously.

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