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

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Gameweek 31 results and Buckets Cup Final

1  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
124 1868
2  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
80 1825
3  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
77 1817
4  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 1804
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
89 1795
6  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
93 1794
7  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
81 1781
8  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
98 1781
9  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
104 1776
10  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
72 1769
11  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
67 1765
12  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
112 1763
13  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
102 1756
14  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
90 1754
15  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
62 1749
16  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
85 1743
17  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
46 1741
18  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
110 1736
19  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
102 1736
20  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
74 1729
21  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
68 1723
22  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
90 1719
23  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
84 1700
24  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
95 1688
25  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
100 1685
26  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
100 1679
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
86 1677
28  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
112 1676
29  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
35 1673
30  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
83 1670
31  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
102 1666
32  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
83 1652
33  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
77 1647
34  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
34 1643
35  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 1637
36  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
71 1636
37  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
104 1626
38  down blakes11
Steven Darling
54 1607
39  up FTM
Stu Smith
120 1604
40  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
56 1563
41  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
102 1563
42  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
88 1559
43  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
109 1556
44  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
36 1546
45  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
51 1525
46  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
44 1514
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
61 1477
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
29 1437
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
12 1401
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
23 1291

 

Buckets Cup Winners – Emegency Gap Jumper

This season’s Bucket Cup champions are Emergency Gap Jumper. They beat Game Of Throw Ins by 102 – 81. Congratulations to them. It’s their first prize money in their 10th Bucket Season. EGJ opted to wildcard, fielding a full XI, whereas GOTI chose not to and went with a seven man squad. The news EGJ won’t want to hear is that they could have beaten GOTI by not wildcarding and simply playing the six players they already had in their squad who were potentially going to play this gameweek. Salah, as captain, Pickford, Milivojevic, Firmino, Doucoure and Gomez would have amassed 85 points.

Manager of the week – The Vinegar Pissers – Paul Hawkins – 124 points

Last week we all put out full teams and some of us struggled to reach what was one of the lowest average scores of the season. This week we’ve four matches in a vastly reduced gameweek – meaning eight teams – seven of them being shit – and 14 Buckets managers post scores of 100+. And it’s all thanks to one player. If ever there was a week in which everybody was going to captain the same man it was this one. Only the ghostships and the league leader decided Mohamed Salah wasn’t up to the job. Brexiter drop to third as a result of their decision to take a punt on Firmino. However, had they gone with Salah, they’d still have lost their lead to The Vinegar Pissers, who have been threatening to take over the top spot for a number of weeks now. Who’d have thought this week would give up the highest gameweek score as well? The VPs only got eight players out, but it would have been a struggle to pick a worse eight. Only Callum Wilson offered up appearance points. Their three man defence contributed a clean sheet each, a goal, an assist and five bonus points. Mane and Milovejevic, playing alongside Salah, added a goal, two assists and two bonus points, and all of a sudden, Cenk Tosun needs to be taken seriously, scoring two to add to the other two he’s notched in his last two games. Four in three and he’s the striker in form.

The VPs have built up quite a lead as a result. Ordinarily you’re happy with an 80 point return, especially from a reduced gameweek, but Hornets are now conceding a 43 point lead to the new leaders. An honorable mention should go to FTM who achieved the second highest score of the weekend and did so by playing their free hit. The free hit chip was developed for gameweeks like this one. FTM finished four shy of The VPs. A bit more faith in Bournemouth or more investment in the Crystal Palace defence over the Everton defence would have seen them over the line. Yet, despite all their efforts, they only moved up two places in the league.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – 29 points

It’s the highest weekly score of the season. It’s, from memory, the second highest weekly score ever and the highest single gameweek score. It’s his 14th double figure haul of the season. There have only been seven weeks in the 31 in which he hasn’t either scored or assisted. It’s four goals, an assist and inevitably, all the bonus points. It’s Mohamed Salah, who now sits on 266 points from 30 of the 31 gameweeks. That’s an average of 8.86 points a game. At that rate he should surpass the 300 point mark and become the first player to do that. Luis Suarez’s record is 295 from the 2013/2014 season. Just leave the armband where it is.

Bargain of the week – James Tomkins – 15 points

In truth the other big scores of the weekend could have gone anywhere. Any one of the other teams could have kept a clean sheet or scored a hatful. Those who took a punt on Palace players would have ended up happy, particularly those opting for James Tomkins. He’s the safest route into that Palace defence at the moment – if you dare venture there. You couldn’t have asked for much more than a goal, clean sheet and all the bonus marks. Apart from maybe a second goal, which he as inches away from getting. Just don’t pick him next week.

Twat of the week – Charlie Adam – -2 points

I’m not sure he was gracing too many teams. In fact, he’s been dropping out of squads as opposed to being brought in ahead of this gameweek, which says a lot. Xherdan Shaqiri looked like the most optimistic Stoke choice, along with Jack Butland, who has been racking up the save points over the last few weeks. Shaqiri failed to deliver, but Butland’s 3 point return was the average keeper score. Watford and Huddersfield were the teams to completely ignore this week.

Goal of the week – Junior Stanislas.

1m20s in

 

Gameweek 30 results

1  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
43 1748
2  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
23 1745
3  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
48 1744
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 1724
5  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
59 1710
6  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
37 1705
7  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
48 1700
8  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
47 1699
9  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
31 1698
10  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
14 1697
11  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
41 1687
12  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1687
13  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
42 1672
14  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
47 1668
15  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
52 1662
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
62 1655
17  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
36 1655
18  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
53 1654
19  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
31 1651
20  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
38 1638
21  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
42 1638
22  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
37 1629
23  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
45 1626
24  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
46 1616
25  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
72 1609
26  same Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
37 1599
27  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
24 1597
28  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
54 1594
29  same Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
47 1591
30  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
25 1587
31  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
33 1585
32  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
28 1570
33  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1569
34  same King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
34 1565
35  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
45 1564
36  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
20 1564
37  down blakes11
Steven Darling
37 1553
38  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
31 1547
39  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
69 1530
40  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
54 1510
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
45 1484
42  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
56 1475
43  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
25 1474
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 1471
45  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
23 1470
46  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
50 1469
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
24 1416
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
39 1408
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
42 1389
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
57 1268

 

Buckets Cup semi finals

The final of the 2018 Buckets Cup will be between Game Of Throw Ins and Emergency Gap Jumper. GOTI beat Hornets, who had the unluckiest of gameweeks. As well as semi final defeat, they also lost their lead at the top of the table, no thanks to their strike force accumulating -1 points from 43 minutes of football played between them. They weren’t the only team to suffer from the Jordan Ayew sending off and the Harry Kane injury. Most of us had Harry Kane as captain. Emergecy Gap jumper were one of the few to continue with Mo Salah. In truth, had both EGJ and their opponents, Atletico Chappers, chose Kane, the result wouldn’t have been any different, but following that rare blank from the Egyptian, a single goal from the Spurs striker would have seen Chappers progress at EGJ’s expense. And now we’re wondering whether he’s out for the season.

It’s pure coincidence that the final has been drawn to be played in the reduced GW31. It’ll be interesting to see how our finalists play it. As it stands both teams have six potential starters and a remaining wildcard. Game Of Throw Ins have two free transfers. Arguably, they’re also in with a chance of league victory, sitting just 41 points behind our top team. EGJ are 94 points back from first and 70 points adrift from fourth. There’s an outside chance of league money, but that’s a lot less likely than their opponents. Of the eight teams that are playing, there’s not an awful lot to choose from. I guarantee three Liverpool players in both teams, but after that you’re picking and choosing from a pretty woeful bunch, bar maybe Xherdan Shaqiri. Only four players appear in the top 30 overall scorers. Where’s it going to leave you by the time GW32 comes round?

Manager of the week – David Caldicott – Crazylegs XI – 72 points

Classic ghostship material. Here we all are trying to negotiate the choppy waters ahead leading into GW31 and from out of nowhere comes Crazylegs, who lost interest around Christmas, captained by David Silva. They’ve been captained by David Silva since November. All the way through the time he was out and back in Spain for family reasons. They took eight points from the bench from two replacement players. They picked up six points from the first Arsenal clean sheet since the days of John Lukic and leapt eight places above a clutch of teams who I guarantee spent all week agonising over their team picks. Bastards.

Player of the week – Kenedy – 16 points

A double that did for Mauricio Pellegrino and yo-yo’d Newcastle back up to mid table in this crazy relegation race. The Brazilian has been a regular starter since his loan move, will cost you only £4.7 million and is averaging 6 points a game. Newcastle have a double gameweek on the horizon and he must be a consideration for a bench boost squad.

Bargain of the week – Chris Wood – 15 points

Back after a long injury lay off and has 20 points in two weeks. However, both totals were amassed from substitute appearances and it’ll be tough to dislodge Ashley Barnes from the Burnley central striker role given the form that he is also in at the moment. Having said that Sean Dyche has brought Wood on in both matches to partner Barnes, so whose to say he wouldn’t consider starting them both.

Twat of the week – Jordan Ayew – -2 points

Now you’ve got to start searching for a new third striker. There aren’t many out there. Ayew was fulfilling that role quite nicely until the 10th minute of Swansea’s game against Huddersfield on Saturday. Imagine having him alongside Kane and Aguero for the weekend. Three players not even completing a half of football. Imagine.

Goal of the week – Jamie Vardy. 

Definite GOTS contender – 27s in.

 

Gameweek 29 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
52 1722
2  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
55 1705
3  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
74 1696
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
45 1683
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
42 1675
6  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
52 1668
7  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
41 1667
8  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
44 1652
9  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
60 1652
10  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
52 1651
11  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
67 1646
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
50 1630
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 1623
14  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
60 1621
15  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
65 1620
16  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
63 1619
17  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
58 1614
18  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
68 1601
19  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
42 1600
20  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 1596
21  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
56 1593
22  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
53 1592
23  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 1581
24  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
54 1574
25  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 1573
26  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
53 1562
27  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 1562
28  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 1556
29  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
48 1548
30  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
43 1544
31  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 1542
32  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
51 1540
33  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
46 1537
34  same King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
50 1531
35  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
43 1522
36  up blakes11
Steven Darling
55 1520
37  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
52 1519
38  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
35 1516
39  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
73 1469
40  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
43 1456
41  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
53 1449
42  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
54 1447
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
38 1439
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 1435
45  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
58 1423
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
58 1419
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
49 1392
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
64 1369
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 1347
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
50 1211

 

Buckets Cup quarter finals

Are we on for another double winner in their debut season, much like FC Caligula did in 2015/2016? Hornets are still fighting on both fronts. Their score was the lowest of the quarter final winners this week, but still above the game average and most importantly, enough to see off Fun Lovren Criminals. They will play first time semi finalists, Game of Throw Ins, whilst another last four debutant, Atletico Chappers, will take on Emergency Gap Jumper. Should be an interesting final in Gameweek 31.

Manager of the week – The Vinegar Pissers – Paul Hawkins – 74 points

Three scores crept above 70 points this week, the highest of which was the 74 posted by The Vinegar Pissers. They’re the latest team to launch an assault on the Hornets domination, climbing up into third just behind Brexiter, who themselves, narrowed the gap by three. As well as picking up on another player of the week performance by Heung-Min Son, the Pissers also garnered 15 points from both of Brighton’s goalscorers in their victory over Arsenal. Glen Murray has six in eight games and only Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero have scored more since the turn of the year.

Player of the week – Heung-Min Son – 16 points

His second player of the week total and with that becomes only the third player this season to achieve the highest weekly score on more than one occasion. He had been on a run of blank weeks since his last double figure score and had started dropping out of teams. No goals and assists, the return to the team of Erik Lamela and the purchase of Lucas Moura obviously putting doubt about his return potential. That’ll probably reverse now and He’ll no doubt be a popular choice once Spurs’s double gameweek(s) roll round.

Bargain of the week – Ki Sung-Yeung – 13 points

A South Korean double at the top of the weekly player tables this week. Ki has played nearly every game under Swansea’s new manager and has obviously played an important part in their revival. His last run in the team under the previous manager yielded no returns at all. This time round he has two goals, two assists and two double figure totals in the last four games. And for under £5 million. There’ll be Swansea double gameweeks too.

Twat of the week – Ashley Williams – -2 points

Sam Allardyce solved whatever problems there were at Everton for all of about two games. They’re surprisingly leaky, especially away from home, and three red cards, the latest of which was dished out to their captain for the day, is the most for any team in the top flight. Apart from those bruising bastards over at Watford of course.

Goal of the week – Nemanja Matic.

Last goal in the last minute of the last game.

Gameweek 20 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
83 1212
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
66 1183
3  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
64 1154
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 1154
5  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 1151
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 1147
7  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
69 1138
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 1133
9  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 1133
10  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
68 1131
11  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
84 1128
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 1125
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 1104
14  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 1092
15  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
84 1088
16  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
63 1086
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
56 1085
18  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
74 1085
19  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
93 1085
20  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
43 1084
21  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 1083
22  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 1081
23  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
64 1077
24  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
77 1076
25  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1074
26  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 1067
27  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 1064
28  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
93 1055
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
66 1053
30  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
72 1047
31  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
75 1044
32  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
62 1039
33  same Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
85 1038
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 1034
35  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
63 1023
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1016
37  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
76 1013
38  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
58 1012
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
65 1010
40  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
68 1002
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
63 997
42  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
59 987
43  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
107 985
44  up blakes11
Steven Darling
82 981
45  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
58 976
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
85 968
47  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
51 954
48  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
75 942
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
56 891
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 773

 

Manager of the week – The Winnings R Mine – David Bruce – 121 points

Maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later. Putting the armband on Harry Kane during one of his hat trick weeks, plus the right combo of free scoring City and/or Liverpool players was going to produce a mega score at some point. And without the aid of a chip, The Winnings R Mine’s 121 points catapults them up the league from 21st to 9th and into position to grab the highest weekly score prize. Often double gameweeks don’t yield that many points. It’ll be tough to beat. It’s worth mentining Marc Albrighton and Ashley Young’s contributions as well as Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta’s double digit hauls. It’s arguably more about the cheaper differential members of your team rather than the players that everybody else has. Honorable mentions to Emergency Gap Jumper and Mrs Magoo who also passed the century mark. The Winnings R Mine and Gap Jumpers’ scores place them in a great position to pinch the December manager of the month prize. The table currently looks like this with one gameweek to play…

1  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 410
2  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 408
3  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 407
4  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 396
5  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 391
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 389
7  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 387
8  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 382
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 381
10  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 380

 

Bearing in mind that it’s a reduced gameweek in which Tottenham (and Kane) and West Ham don’t play, it’s not going to be a straightforward round of matches to negotiate. Someone could jump from even further down the pack. It’s worth also bearing in mind that the resultant double gameweek is in GW22. Whether your chasing this massive monthly prize or not, the right tactics are crucial so as not to lose pace with whoever it is you don’t want to lose pace with. Oh – and Harry Kane is ill.

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points

For the second consecutive week and his third overall this season. It’s taken until Christmas, but maybe – just maybe – he is going to be indispensable. And even moreso in a double gameweek – if he’s fit enough to play. Illness or no illness, is the 48 hour gap too little even for him to start two consecutive games? Are you considering a triple captain punt? It’ll be a perfect opportunity for him to register his fourth player of the week total. It would be his third in consecutive playing gameweeks – a feat which I don’t think anyone has managed previously.

Bargain of the week – Trent Alexander-Arnold – 14 points

This Liverpool defence are beginning to keep clean sheets. It’s three in their last four. They appear much more reliable against the teams they should be beating, which is encouraging to managers when those kind of fixtures roll round. Particularly seeing as how there are many cheap routes into that Liverpool back line. Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are rotating the right back berth – with slightly more action for Gomez. Both come in at well under £5 million.

Twat of the week – Marcos Rojo – -1 points

Hooked after 45 minutes at 2-0 down against Burnley at Old Trafford. Maybe the Argentinian defender is not quite back up to full speed yet after a long injury lay-off. His comeback has coincided with a ropy spell at the back for United. Nine clean sheets in their first thirteen has change dramatically into just one in their last seven.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho. His third contender.