1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
54 1750
2  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 1748
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
78 1738
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 1699
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
63 1681
6  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
71 1647
7  same FTM
Stu Smith
58 1641
8  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
46 1639
9  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
43 1600
10  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1600
11  down King raggg
Steven Darling
37 1590
12  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
41 1588
13  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
50 1588
14  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
62 1579
15  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
39 1560
16  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
63 1557
17  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
49 1552
18  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
46 1551
19  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
73 1549
20  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
47 1541
21  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
43 1538
22  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
46 1524
23  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
57 1523
24  same Cookie fc
Peter Cook
50 1510
25  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
79 1503
26  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
38 1496
27  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
46 1489
28  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
60 1479
29  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 1470
30  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
50 1470
31  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 1470
32  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
53 1469
33  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
52 1468
34  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
49 1462
35  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
70 1460
36  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
84 1456
37  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
44 1456
38  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
43 1454
39  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
54 1445
40  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
35 1440
41  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
37 1429
42  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
58 1423
43  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
38 1419
44  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
58 1405
45  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
67 1397
46  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
28 1394
47  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
69 1383
48  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
53 1327
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
51 1295
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
62 1241

 

Top of the league – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – Trev Reams – 1750 points

Da Pitch still hold the lead, but it’s only a slender two points over the surging Craggy Islanders who are on the hunt for the second title. Perfidious sit third and only ten points further back after a resurgent week, and although not completely out of touch and out of contention for the title, Neil Madrid and Bielsa Ringing will need near perfect run-ins to catch those sides ahead of them. And we probably shouldn’t rule out the possibility of INIT, FTM or Shoelace sneaking into fourth place. We’re entering silly season, as the blank and double gameweeks begin to form and chip tactics come into play. We’re faced with only five fixtures in GW31 and the likelihood of a similar figure in GW33, depending on the outcome of the next round of the FA Cup. Already Manchester United have had two of their fixtures rearranged and moved to the middle of gameweeks 32 and 35. Expect the other successful cup teams to see their fixtures moved to the same midweek slots. Of the leading contenders, The Craggy Islanders, Perfidious Albion, Neil Madrid and Bielsa Ringing have all of their chips and their wildcard remaining. Da Pitch just have their chips to play. FTM Have their wildcard but bench-boosted in GW10, whereas INIT have no wildcards or triple captain and Shoelace have no wildcards or free hit. Negotiating the next few weeks could be tricky without at least one of the wildcard or free hit still in the bag. And it shouldn’t all be about the leaders, as a perfectly played strategy of wildcards and chips could hand any team anywhere in the league any of the next three manager of the month awards. It might also be something the semi-finalists of the Buckets Cup want to consider…

Buckets Cup quarter finals

Although maybe not in the case of The Craggy Islanders or Neil Madrid who probably have their eyes on a bigger prize. And that may play into the hands of Fake Madrid and Kebab Eaters who are the other two teams to progress to the last four. The Islanders beat Da Pitch as Madrid saw off FTM in the two top ten clashes. The Islanders will play Fake Madrid, who beat El Loco No Joko, who inexplicably kept Virgil Van Dyk and Sergio Aguero on the bench?!?!?!? Kebab Eaters edged past Mour Salt and Pep to face Neil Madrid. It could be a Madrid derby final.

February manager of the month – Atletico Chappers – Richard Chapman – 309 points

Thanks to their top 2,000 in the world weekly score of GW27 and consolidating with a steady 50 pointer this week, Chappers pinch the February prize. I’m not sure they were really in it at all before hitting the dizzy heights at the weekend. They have Gerard Deulefeu to thank and did so by benching him for their hammering at the hands of Liverpool last night.

Manager of the week – Queen Of The North – Dorine Reacher – 84 points

A week for defenders this week and QOTN lined up two of the big scorers – Schar and Robertson – in their team. They amassed 43 points from those two and their other defender, Ashley Young, who chipped in with a goal, and their keeper, Allison. They wouldn’t be picking up this award however had it not been for a Marko Arnautovic no-show. Although quite what Sadio Mane was doing warming the bench is anyone’s guess given his present run of form of six goals in six games.

Player of the week – Virgil Van Dyk – Liverpool – 20 points

It would have been 51 points had Van Dyk been lined alongside them in a triple up Liverpool defence. It’s not a ludicrous idea given that they’re three of the six highest scoring defenders in the game and that Liverpool have more clean sheets than anyone else so far this season. They could surpass 20 which would be a great achievement. It bodes well for the weeks ahead in which Liverpool play every week. They have no doubles, but they also have no blanks.

Bargain of the week – Fabian Schar – Newcastle United – 15 points

There aren’t many players with two weekly player awards so far this season. Fabian Schar is probably the most unexpected recipient. A clean sheet and a wondergoal always equals top bonus. Newcastle will play the blank gameweek in 31, and have other potential clean sheet matches between now and then.

Twat of the week – Kieran Trippier – Tottenham Hotspur – -1 points

A wonderful own goal that totally wrong footed Hugo Lloris, a World Cup winning captain no less. Tottenham’s meltdown might have started a few weeks earlier this season.

Goal of the week – Fabian Schar.

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1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
61 1670
2  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
56 1650
3  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
49 1638
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
54 1633
5  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
46 1630
6  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
61 1622
7  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
52 1616
8  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
61 1608
9  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
51 1603
10  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
65 1592
11  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
52 1580
12  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
44 1579
13  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
45 1561
14  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
60 1558
15  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
50 1556
15  same Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
56 1556
17  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 1555
18  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
58 1551
19  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
55 1539
20  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
60 1537
21  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
55 1537
22  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 1533
23  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
53 1524
24  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
51 1522
25  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
40 1518
26  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
52 1514
27  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 1510
28  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
59 1509
29  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
48 1507
30  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
57 1501
31  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
52 1500
32  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
52 1491
33  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
67 1489
34  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
53 1481
35  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
40 1481
36  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
53 1479
37  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
71 1471
38  down blakes11
Steven Darling
55 1465
39  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
53 1413
40  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
48 1404
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
48 1401
42  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
51 1396
43  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
50 1393
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
58 1386
45  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
42 1373
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
50 1361
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
45 1343
48  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 1305
49  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
39 1295
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
41 1161

 

Buckets Cup Round Two

All of our cup ties were very closely contested this week with Game Of Throw Ins’ 16 point victory over Gotta Light the most convincing victory. The other seven teams to progress did so with margins of no more than six points. Hornets triumphed in our battle of the top two and Aquamar become the lowest team left in the competition.

February Manager of the Month – Alan Hardy – To Elland Back – 211 points

Only four teams posted lower scores than To Elland Back in GW26 who started the month with a miserable 36 point return. The highest score this week coupled with a century busting  second highest in the last gameweek has helped them clinch the February prize. Placing the armband on Sergio Aguero in GW27 ahead of Mohamed Salah and shrewdly transferring Raheem Sterling out for Willian ahead of GW28 are two key decisons that paid off.

Manager of the week – Alan Hardy – To Elland Back – 71 points

There was very little to separate Buckets teams this week. To Elland Back were the only ones to top the 70 point mark. Most of us beat the average of 49 points – only 12 teams scored below that. Scores in the 50’s and 60’s almost swept the board hence the closeness of the cup ties and the minimal amount of movement in the league table.

Rank Team & Manager GWRound Score TOTTotal Points
1  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
71 211
2  up Hornets
Andrew Wade
61 205
3  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
65 203
4  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 199
5  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
59 198
6  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
60 196
7  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 196

Player of the week – Ederson Moraes – 15 points

It’s not often we get a keeper as player of the week and it’s usually off the back of a clean sheet with a penalty save – which automatically guarantees full bonus marks. City have struggled for clean sheets of late and their run of upcoming fixtures looks tough with Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea coming up within their next five games. Although the other seven fixtures could quite easily produce seven blanks and more points for Ederson.

Bargain of the week – Emre Can – 13 points

Liverpool’s best player in their latest steamrollering is now a regular in their midfield and costing only £4.9 million. So if you can’t afford or fit in the front three, Can, who bagged his second double figure score in four gameweeks, could be a tempting Liverpool route into your team.

Twat of the week – James Collins – -1 points

The ignominy this week goes, as it does in may weeks, to the worst performing defender in the latest steamrollering dished out by Liverpool or Manchester City. Collins was the only one of the West Ham back line to also pick up a booking as well as concede four goals at the hands of Emre Can and his team mates.

Goal of the week – Bernardo Silva. 

Includes Sane’s dribbling run to assist from 16s in.

Gameweek 26 results

February 27, 2017

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 25 results

February 14, 2017

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
56 1409
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
64 1395
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
45 1392
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
32 1363
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
77 1361
down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
31 1353
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
63 1342
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 1337
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
59 1327
10  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
53 1321
11  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
31 1319
12  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 1315
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 1311
14  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
60 1311
15  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
61 1300
16  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
60 1299
17  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
58 1299
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
58 1298
19  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
50 1292
20  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 1292
21  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
61 1285
22  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 1283
23  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
58 1282
24  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
65 1280
25  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
56 1279
26  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
41 1240
27  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
50 1236
28  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
64 1234
29  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
37 1234
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 1230
31  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
42 1227
32  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 1213
33  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 1210
34  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
48 1206
35  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
37 1192
36  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 1187
37  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
55 1186
38  down jetty city
scott mcgow
46 1176
39  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
69 1164
40  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 1163
41  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
38 1156
42  up Dj daz
darren frankland
62 1144
43  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
49 1142
44  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
33 1136
45  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
28 1134
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
23 1117
47  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
21 1092
48  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
49 1053
49  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 1051
50  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
51 1022
51  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
36 1019
52  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
40 1015
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
31 98

Seems the difference between good Liverpool and shit Liverpool is Sadio Mane. In his second start since returning from the AFCON he registered a 16 point haul and was the highest scoring player of the week. And it seems the only manager who knows the difference between good Liverpool and shit Liverpool is Hedgehog Corpse. Handing Mane the armband catapulted the Corpse up to fifth in the League and into third place in the February table.

same jetty city
scott mcgow
46 143
up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 140
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
77 137
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
61 133
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
45 133
up Dj daz
darren frankland
62 129
up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 129
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
58 128
down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
50 128
10  down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
56 127
11  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
60 126
12  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
69 125
13  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
63 123

We’ve only one more February gameweek left. It’s all to play for. In truth, there could be as many as 20 teams in it. Gameweek 26 kicks off in a fortnight after the break for the FA Cup 5th round, and is a reduced gameweek due to the League Cup. Those 5th round results will be worth keeping an eye on as they’ll determine who is in line to play in Gameweek 28. Negotiating the next few weeks is not going to be straightforward, especially if you’re still involved in the Buckets Cup.

The second round match ups are ready to view on the Buckets Cup link. There were some close run things this week – and some surprise results. 4 Fuchs Ake won the Fuchs derby. Racing Club Skegness are the lowest ranked team left in and sprang the biggest surprise, knocking out Greenyteamy. Hedgehogs high score saw off third placed When Harry Met Alli, whilst fourth placed Yeboah’s fell to 31st placed Jarvis FC.

Player of the week – Sadio Mane – 16 points. Just as you got shot of the Liverpool midfield.

Bargain of the week – Alfie Mawson – 15 points. Cheap goalscoring defender alert….

Donkey of the week – Jason Denayer – -2 points. Meanwhile, the Sunderland revival….

Goal of the week – Alfie Mawson. …and one of them was a sweet volley.

Gameweek 27 results

February 29, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 58 1,507
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 47 1,488
3 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 55 1,468
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 48 1,460
5 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 46 1,459
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 45 1,444
7 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 45 1,443
8 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 46 1,441
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 49 1,424
10 SS3 FC Paul Murray 46 1,422
11 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 38 1,421
12 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 35 1,415
13 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 52 1,412
14 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 39 1,411
15 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 47 1,411
16 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 52 1,408
17 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 41 1,407
18 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 37 1,398
19 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 46 1,393
20 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 28 1,389
21 Below Par Paul Bentz 39 1,387
22 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 41 1,386
23 Howayman Mark Bromham 43 1,384
24 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 50 1,382
25 Init fc Mustafa khan 39 1,376
26 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 38 1,361
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 1,353
28 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 33 1,346
29 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 47 1,339
30 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 33 1,335
31 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 35 1,330
32 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 44 1,314
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 50 1,312
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 46 1,303
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 1,288
36 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 1,251
37 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 23 1,237
38 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 1,221
39 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 51 1,217
40 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 34 1,211
41 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 17 1,190
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 18 1,129
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 10 1,053
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 38 1,039

 

Our leaders, FC Caligula, not only win the weekly award, but also become the first team to pass the 1500 point mark. Their 58 point total was the best of a low scoring week overall. Golden Boys dropped out of the top four for the first time since football was invented making way for Atletico Chappers and former champs, Rocky Ba Bauer. And the February Manager of the Month is….

1 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 33 253
2 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 48 251
3 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 249
4 Below Par Paul Bentz 39 247
5 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 246
6 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 55 244
6 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 58 244

 

…The Hardy Boys. Rocky Ba Bauer almost pegged them back but the reduced fixture list and subsequent low scores made it difficult for the chasing teams.

Congratulations to the 2892 participants in the worldwide game who took a punt on Marcus Rashford. The Manchester United youngster followed up his European scoring debut with a Premiership scoring debut. Two goals and an assist bagged him 16 points to make him player of the week.

The preliminary and first round proper of the Buckets Cup has been drawn. Click the link to see who you’ve got. Typically, FC Caligula equaled Pretty Schitty City’s 58 points from gameweek five, meaning I had to do a goal count back to determine which team got the last available bye. City scored three goals during their winning week – Caligula only managed two this week, so they go into the prelim and City take their place in round one. The Cup kicks off with the midweek games making up gameweek 28.

 

Player of the week – Marcus Rashford – 16 points. Federico Macheda. Adnan Januzaj.

Bargain of the week – Simon Francis – 9 points. I’m not sure any Buckets managers have him either.

Donkey of the week – James Chester – -1 points. Or him.

Goal of the week – Connor Wickham. Or him. Goal at 2m08s.

 

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