Gameweek 33 results

April 9, 2019

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
85 2086
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
77 2066
3  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
78 2052
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
90 2018
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
69 1974
6  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
70 1958
7  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1930
8  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
72 1913
9  up FTM
Stu Smith
72 1895
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
60 1888
11  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
49 1886
12  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
60 1861
13  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
75 1858
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
42 1842
15  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
46 1835
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
20 1825
17  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
59 1813
18  up King raggg
Steven Darling
61 1801
19  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
73 1800
20  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
41 1793
21  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
51 1787
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
88 1780
23  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1780
24  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
14 1773
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
87 1762
26  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
51 1744
27  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
34 1740
28  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
8 1738
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
62 1737
30  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
29 1736
31  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
64 1726
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
74 1726
33  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
25 1715
34  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
59 1694
35  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
68 1683
36  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
61 1682
37  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
19 1665
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
28 1664
39  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
20 1653
40  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
22 1653
41  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 1650
42  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
33 1640
43  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
14 1638
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
19 1619
45  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
33 1617
46  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
42 1613
47  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
27 1567
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
21 1565
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
26 1489
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
14 1418

 

League leaders – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2086 points

As we get to the arse end of the season we’ll take a gameweekly look at how the title race is panning out. It looks like one of three teams for the top prize. All have undertaken a slightly different end of season strategy regarding their chips and wildcards. Of the three it’s the Islanders that appear to be in the strongest position with a wildcard, bench boost and triple captain remaining. I predict a wildcard in the coming gameweek with a bench boost following in GW35. That leaves their triple captain possibly for the last week when the scores can go crazy, form definitely goes out the window, all defences tend to go on holiday and strikers fill their boots. Albion have the highest accumulative score over the last three weeks but only have their free hit remaining. Watch out for that being played in GW35. Da Pitch have dropped back slightly, being the least successful of the three at negotiating the last three weeks, but with two more double gameweeks remaining and their triple captain and bench boost chips untouched, they could force their way back into the reckoning. Maybe we’ll see a brave punt on a GW34 Lewis Dunk triple captain?

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 90 points

Virtually the same team that failed in blank gameweek 31 came through this reduced gameweek to spectacular effect. Backing any striker worth his salt against Huddersfield seems to be the sensible way forward at the moment – step forward Jamie Vardy. Eden Hazard would have been as effective a captain choice. They were the players of choice for the top nine teams in the league. Having both, as many teams did given the smaller pool of players to pick from, guaranteed you a score somewhere in the 70’s or above. Youri Tielemans may have been the player making the difference for Madrid, tipping the score out of the 80’s. The young Belgian has a goal or assist in each of the last six games. It’s a shame and a bit of a headache given his (and Vardy’s) form that Leicester don’t appear in either double gameweek.

Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – Leicester City – 16 points

Two goals and an assist against a Huddersfield team now totally devoid of any fight was as obvious a captain choice as there’s been all season. Especially for a striker in a rich vein of form – Vardy has eight in eight. I’m not in sure you need to be a striker in form to get something against Huddersfield. Harry Kane faces up to that defence next week. In his quest for the golden boot, it could be brutal.

Bargain of the week – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 15 points

In gameweek 1 he was sent off after 39 minutes, collected -3 points, and looked likely to never play again. He did – two more performances amassed 7 more points to put him back in the black. A warm up injury to Michael Keane promoted him to the starting line up this weekend and he quadrupled his total for the season in the space of 90 minutes.

Twat of the week – Nathaniel Clyne – Bournemouth – -1 points

Hooked at half time having already conceded two and been booked. Bournemouth aren’t the most dependable when looking for clean sheet points and Clyne hasn’t provided any attacking full back assists as it was hoped he might since his loan move.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard (1st goal).

 

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Gameweek 25 results

February 7, 2019

1  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
91 1572
2  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
96 1558
3  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
92 1557
4  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
61 1546
5  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
93 1501
6  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
111 1482
7  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
120 1476
8  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
80 1476
9  down FTM
Stu Smith
60 1473
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
56 1458
11  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
52 1447
12  up King raggg
Steven Darling
99 1444
13  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
47 1441
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
70 1429
15  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
52 1428
16  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
65 1425
17  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
62 1411
18  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
79 1397
19  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
92 1392
20  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
70 1386
21  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
67 1377
22  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
84 1376
23  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
80 1372
24  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
96 1362
25  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
90 1361
26  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
39 1358
27  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
50 1344
28  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
78 1343
29  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
46 1328
30  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 1327
31  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
67 1322
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
75 1321
33  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
84 1311
34  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
62 1310
35  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
94 1309
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
56 1304
37  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
74 1297
38  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
87 1297
39  same Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
68 1296
40  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
66 1295
41  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
52 1284
42  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
37 1277
43  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
76 1274
44  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
62 1270
45  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
106 1267
46  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
73 1234
47  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
53 1221
48  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
84 1208
49  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
49 1195
50  down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
41 1170
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
80 1089

 

Buckets Cup preliminary round

The first round draw for the Buckets Cup is now complete. Click the cup link to view it. In the preliminary round, our bottom side Ross’s Champions had an easy victory over Your Ad Here to progress. They’ll now face last year’s winners, Puddle Splash Van. Spare a thought for Nashton Villa, who despite coming out of the double gameweek with 92 points, came up against the near perfect 120 points gained by Shoelace. I think in real life scoring that’s a 7-6.

Manager of the week – Caroline Strong – Shoelace Untied – 120 points

A bumper score thanks to the right double gameweek picks and the added bonus of just about every other team member contributing something. It doesn’t get any smoother than that. If you’re going to pick double gameweekers you may as well pick the two highest scoring and then captain one of them. There were plenty of other big scores around, most of whom had Aguero, but adding Laporte to the mix was the cherry on the cake. And if you captained Sane who was hauled off after 59 minutes of the Everton game – I feel your pain.

Player of the week – Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – 20 points

He was always likely to get the most minutes of any outfield player, having played just about every game of the Premier League season so far. He’s had many more minutes than any of his outfield team mates in sky blue. The other nailed on double starter was Ederson. I’m sure most owners would have settled for one clean sheet – the City defence haven’t been the most watertight recently. But to return a goal, an assist, a clean sheet and three bonus points is the stuff of dreams.

Bargain of the week – Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace – 14 points

Schglup is listed as a defender but when he has played he’s played up top. Wilfried Zaha is back for the next game so this is probably a one game burst for him.

Twat of the week – Mathias Jorgensen – Huddersfield – 0 points

Huddersfield were so crap this week they shipped five and didn’t pick up a single booking. Meaning their most owned and most expensive defender carries the can of the weekly twat. Next time you ship five, at least give someone a kick and look as if you care.

Goal of the week – Andre Gomes. 

Gameweek 23 results

January 21, 2019

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
75 1441
2  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 1429
3  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
69 1411
4  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
56 1395
5  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 1369
6  down FTM
Stu Smith
67 1366
7  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
63 1353
8  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
74 1353
9  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
83 1352
10  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
73 1346
11  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 1338
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 1333
13  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
64 1322
14  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
90 1312
15  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
62 1306
16  down King raggg
Steven Darling
60 1303
17  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
61 1290
18  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 1276
19  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
59 1271
20  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
66 1267
21  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
67 1261
22  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
69 1260
23  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
65 1255
24  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
56 1252
25  same PenshawPerformers
david bruce
59 1246
26  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
74 1241
27  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
61 1240
28  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 1237
29  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
73 1232
30  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
72 1223
31  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
64 1219
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
66 1209
33  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 1208
34  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
70 1192
35  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
70 1191
36  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
63 1184
37  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
48 1182
38  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
33 1174
39  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
63 1170
40  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
51 1165
41  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
40 1153
42  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
62 1152
43  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
43 1151
44  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
70 1147
45  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
79 1145
46  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
66 1132
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
71 1119
48  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
73 1108
49  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
54 1083
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
64 1081
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
51 997

 

Manager of the week – Aribo Haribo – Paul Hawkins – 90 points

Another big score wins the week. It feels like we’re on for a highest ever winning score. Albion were our half way leaders and they had more than half of our biggest ever finishing total – 2356 set by Romeoshondavan in 2013/14. Aribo Haribo’s 90 points lifts them into their highest position of the season so far, sat in position behind the top 10, primed for an attack on a top four finish perhaps. It could happen. They are the form team sat at the top of the January monthly table at present.

1  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
90 220
2  down FTM
Stu Smith
67 209
3  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
75 208
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 206
5  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 200
6  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
70 195
7  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 194
8  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 190
9  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
70 190
10  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
83 188

Aribo’s reaction to the Harry Kane injury was to swap him for Gabriel Jesus, who didn’t play…which was fortunate, because up stepped Ryan Bennett off the bench, who despite conceding three, got his 50p head on the end of a cross to register a goal and chip in with 6 points. Salah was captained to the tune of 30 points and that’s his sixth double digit haul in eight weeks, which is insane. It might have seemed like a slow start to the season and he may have appeared to be too expensive, but can you really live without him now?

Player of the week – Fabian Schar – Newcastle United – 21 points

Who else? Equaling Raheem Sterling and Mo Salah’s highest weekly points total. What took him so long? I’m not sure at what point in the Newcastle centre back pecking order he is – probably fourth choice. Not a bad fourth choice when you consider the ease at which he slalomed through the Cardiff defence to score his first goal. From GW26 Newcastle only play two top six sides – and they’ve kept seven clean sheets, which is only bettered by the top four and Crystal Palace. So despite it being the usual laughing stock madhouse up there, they might not be a bad option for differential defensive picks during the closing weeks of the season.

Bargain of the week – Diogo Jota – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 19 points

A late bloomer. There was a lot of early interest in Jota after his impressive displays in Wolves’ promotion season, but it was a slow start and people lost interest to the pont where he dropped from £6.5 million to £5.9 million. He’s still there now, but I suspect that will change. He appears to have found his feet. He had a mini-run of three games with attacking returns just before Christmas which was halted through injury. This was his second game back.

Twat of the week – Lucas Digne – Everton – -1 points

I was singing his praises last week. How often does this happen? From hero to zero (minus one). A 25 yard own goal should get a plus score surely? It seems he has to score or assist to make his presence in your team worthwhile because Everton ain’t keeping clean sheets.

Goal of the week – Callum Wilson. From 15s in.

Gameweek 13 results

November 27, 2018

1  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 835
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
42 830
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
48 821
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 801
5  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
46 779
6  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 773
7  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
46 769
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
30 767
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
34 766
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
34 761
11  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
57 761
12  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
54 758
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
51 751
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
45 748
15  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 741
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 740
17  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
62 738
18  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 738
19  down FTM
Stu Smith
49 731
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
58 727
21  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
71 720
22  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
44 720
23  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
45 717
24  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 708
25  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 705
26  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 703
27  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
36 703
28  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 688
29  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
45 688
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
55 681
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 680
32  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 673
33  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
48 672
34  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
47 671
35  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 668
36  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
29 665
37  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
33 662
38  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
57 657
39  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
41 654
40  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
72 652
41  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
55 646
42  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
23 634
43  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
42 630
44  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 628
45  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
45 613
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
52 606
47  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
43 604
48  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
40 603
49  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 561
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
31 544
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
61 535

 

Top of the league – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 835 points

We’re thirteen weeks in. At some point over the weekend we hit the third-way mark – if such a thing exists. So far two teams have shared the top spot. We’ve had six weeks of Da Pitch and six weeks of Da Albion. We have a new leader to beckon in the middle third of the season and the mad scramble through December. Our fourth manager of the month prize will be dished out after the next gameweek and our new leader also sits at the top of that table. Neil Madrid hold a slender lead over 2017 champs, The Craggy Islanders, who’ve risen to their highest overall position as a result of their good month.

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 209
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 202
3  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 193
4  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 190
5  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 180
5  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 180
7  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 179
8  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 179
9  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 178
10  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 178

 

Manager of the week – Crazy Leg XI – David Caldicott – 74 points

Crazy Leg (formerly Crazylegs) also move into monthly contention with the highest score of this gameweek. Cannily spying the potential of Gylfi Sigurdsson against Cardiff bagged them 22 points. The Icelander was the only goalscorer in the game but duly picked up top bonus, and his clean sheet point as well, to total 22 with the armband. He has attacking returns in five of his last seven. Maybe you’ve only room for one Everton asset and it’s a tough choice between Richarlison and Sigurdsson. The Brazilian is in four times as many teams, probably as a result of him being played out of position as a centre forward and heads his team mate slightly in the form charts. Sigurdsson, however, despite being ever so slightly dearer, appears to be on all set pieces and is 10 points better off overall. Crazy Leg also kept faith in Aleksandar Mitrovic who scored his first goals for eight weeks. The Fulham striker had been almost universally binned during their slump to the foot of the table, losing almost half of his overall ownership and losing £0.4 million in price. Is it time to re-invest with Ranieri perhaps breathing new life into the team?

Player of the week – Leroy Sane – 19 points

City. City. City. Three players needed. Add Sane to the list of must haves. There was an idea that Guardiola didn’t fancy playing Sane and Mendy together. Well, now Mendy is out for three months, so does that guarantee him a starting berth? Certainly two of Sterling, Sane and Mahrez will play. Probably with the other coming off the bench. Starting on the bench in this team isn’t a bad thing. Most of the time City’s attacking subs have a positive effect and end up scoring or assisting themselves. Three players needed.

Bargain of the week – Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield Town – 16 points

Huddersfield have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and there are cheap enough options in this team playing regularly that could make good bench warmers for the festive period. Mooy is one of them. Like Sigurdsson, he takes every free kick and corner. Unlike Sigurdsson, he’s not proving to be prolific. These are his first attacking contributions of the season and their defenders have scored more than their recognised attackers. Their defensive options are probably more tempting as they’re not averse to keeping the odd clean sheet and picking up the odd bonus point.

Twat of the week – James Maddison – Leicester City – -2 points

I think thankfully most of us ditched Maddison when his injury hit and hadn’t decided to take a punt and bring him back in. His points had dried up a little anyway with 40 of his 47 coming in the first seven gameweeks. He escapes a league ban, however, as Leicester play in the Milk Cup tonight.

Goal of the week – Heung-Min Son. 

Gameweek 9 results

October 23, 2018

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
53 621
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
41 598
3  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
57 562
4  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
42 549
5  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
42 549
6  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
33 539
7  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
32 539
8  down King raggg
Steven Darling
36 539
9  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
39 533
10  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
40 531
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
38 529
12  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
65 524
13  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
42 522
14  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
34 517
15  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
46 512
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
44 508
17  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
55 496
18  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
39 496
19  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
48 492
20  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
46 491
20  same PenshawPerformers
david bruce
38 491
22  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
32 485
23  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
54 485
24  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
30 484
25  same FTM
Stu Smith
46 481
26  same CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
42 477
27  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
32 473
28  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
49 472
29  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 469
30  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
41 466
31  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
42 465
32  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
43 460
33  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
49 457
34  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
30 455
35  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
41 455
36  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
39 453
37  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
37 451
38  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
54 451
39  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
47 447
40  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 446
41  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
62 446
42  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
44 445
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
34 439
44  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
31 439
45  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
31 429
46  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
29 418
47  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
42 418
48  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
31 414
49  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
48 413
50  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
52 410
51  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
45 388
52  down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
13 385

 

Manager of the week – Rico United – Jason Reacher – 65 points

Not a great week for scoring heavily with many of the top 10 stumbling and struggling to get over 40 points. Matt Doherty, as the most transferred in player, was bound to mess up and duly did, and he took the rest of the Wolves team down with him. Eden Hazard blanked and took a booking into the bargain and the uncertainty over the Liverpool line up ultimately didn’t mean that much with only a 1-0 win and a goal scored by the player vacating the most teams, Mo Salah. Rico made a charge from the pack and climbed toward the top 10 with a hard earned 65 points, given a last minute boost by a second consecutive brace off the bench by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He doesn’t need to start. Time to start squeezing Arsenal assets in to your team somehow.

There are lots of managers in with a chance of sneaking the October manager of the month, Rico included. Inevitably, Da Pitch are loitering. They extended their overall lead and now sit in the top 2,000 overall.

1  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
44 134
2  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
53 124
3  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
65 123
4  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
57 117
5  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 117
6  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
39 115
7  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
42 112
8  up FTM
Stu Smith
46 110
9  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
38 109
10  same Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
41 106
11  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 104
12  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
46 104

 

Player of the week – Jordan Pickford – Everton – 15 points

It was only Everton’s second clean sheet. Many managers were dispensing of Pickford and Everton defenders with prices starting to drop, so they were bound to make you regret that decision sooner or later. It maybe wasn’t much of a surprise that it came against Palace though. They’ve only found the net five times this season.

Bargain of the week – Fernandinho – Manchester City – 14 points

This tends to happen once a season. Fernandinho will not score or assist or collect top bonus marks again for another year. Do not replace Eden Hazard with Fernandinho.

Twat of the week – Callum Chambers – Fulham – -1 points

Fulham are leaky. So leaky they let Cardiff score four against them. His score could have been much worse because he was lucky to escape a second caution. Every Fulham defender bar two has suffered a price drop so far this season – and one of those two hasn’t played a game yet.

Goal of the week – Riyad Mahrez. 9 minutes in. Ah Oui!

 

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