1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 2345
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 2304
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
95 2285
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
79 2247
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
85 2223
6  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 2196
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
98 2158
8  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
83 2137
9  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
88 2126
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
125 2125
11  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 2099
12  down FTM
Stu Smith
82 2096
13  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
86 2084
14  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
110 2061
15  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
115 2048
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
82 2043
17  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 2026
18  down King raggg
Steven Darling
74 2026
19  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 2022
20  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
62 2022
21  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
90 2017
22  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
76 2002
23  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
52 1997
24  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
53 1970
25  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
62 1958
26  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
97 1956
27  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 1954
28  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
87 1952
29  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
85 1946
30  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
91 1946
31  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
78 1938
32  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
66 1934
33  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
59 1923
34  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
94 1896
35  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
96 1896
36  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
69 1883
37  same Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
81 1879
38  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
72 1866
39  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
80 1865
40  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
86 1845
41  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
58 1833
42  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
85 1833
43  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
59 1832
44  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
95 1828
45  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
57 1827
46  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
51 1815
47  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
73 1798
48  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
46 1736
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
57 1672
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
71 1607

 

Top of the league – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2345 points

Da Pitch aren’t giving up on that title yet. They’re making every effort to close that gap. Scoring 105 points should help, unless the team you’re chasing racks up 104. The big scores were plentiful this week – seven in triple figures – only one less than last week. Albion aren’t out of contention either, posting 95 points. Our leaders however, crucially, still have their triple captain.

April manager of the month – Kebab Eaters United – Paul Howard – 351 points

April has probably produced a Buckets record for the highest monthly score for a four week game month. It took Kebab Eaters 351 points to win it – which included two 100+ scores. We’re looking at an average score of close to 90 points a week. Mentions too for the Islanders, Caligula and Da Pitch who weren’t far behind, also averaging an 80+ weekly total.

1  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 351
2  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 344
3  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 330
4  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 330

Manager of the week – Rip Roaring Reds – Sean Whyton – 125 points

For the second successive week we have a highest weekly score of 125 points. It was the triple captain chip that garnered the triple figure totals this week. And it was the triple captaining of one player in particular, Mo Salah, that reaped the greatest reward. The Islanders held the highest weekly score prize for one week only – they only scored four goals to the Reds’ seven. Most of us realised that all out Liverpool was the way to go with them coming up against the whippiest of whipping boys, Huddersfield. I suspect the Islanders are saving their triple captain for the last gameweek – a tactic which I think they’ve employed before – but had they gone with it they’d have accumulated the highest weekly score, won the manager of the week, the manager of the month AND probably sewn up the Buckets title.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 19 points

It’s Salah’s second player of the week award. What a week to land the triple captain chip. He was always going to be the one and this Huddersfield fixture was always likely to be the game. There have been frustrating moments throughout the fantasy season for Salah owners, but he’s still leading scorer, and now by a fair distance. It appears that by not reaching the heights of last season he’s unworthy of a player of the year nomination or a place in the team of the year. Nonsense.

Bargain of the week – Cyrus Christie – Fulham – 11 points

Three consecutive clean sheets for Fulham. How did that happen? There’s no point in discussing this any further. Only ghost ships own Fulham defenders.

Twat of the week – Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal – -2 points

Doesn’t anybody want Champions League football next season? Maitland-Niles did Arsenal’s Europa League cause more good with dopey 30 minute red. He was on the Rip Roaring Reds’ bench. A smart place to put him.

Goal of the week – Ryan Babel. No vid.

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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. 

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 682
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
68 666
3  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 635
4  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
91 626
5  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
51 613
6  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 608
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
71 602
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
77 599
9  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
64 599
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 598
11  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 595
12  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
45 590
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
66 578
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
51 575
15  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
58 571
16  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
85 570
17  down King raggg
Steven Darling
43 566
18  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
62 558
19  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 556
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
69 553
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 552
22  up FTM
Stu Smith
70 551
23  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
72 549
24  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 547
25  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
78 546
26  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
74 543
27  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 535
27  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
44 535
29  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
84 530
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 527
31  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
72 523
32  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 523
33  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
65 522
34  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
54 520
35  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
70 517
36  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
24 516
37  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
66 512
38  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
45 510
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
55 506
40  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
46 501
41  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 497
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
47 486
43  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
40 479
44  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
46 475
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
52 466
45  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 466
47  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
47 460
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
49 459
49  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 454
50  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
51 435
51  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 428

 

October Manager of the Month – Game of Stones – Ryan Garoghan – 198 points

It was Salah Buffoon!!!’s to lose – and they did. They had a 10 point lead over their nearest challenger after last week and a 22 point lead over Game of Stones. The 34 point swing meant that even if the Buffoons actually had Salah in their team, and as captain, they still wouldn’t have held onto top spot. Game of Stones have been no lower than 8th since the beginning of the season and their victory means that each of the manager of the month prizes so far have gone to our current top three in the league.

1  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 198
2  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 195
3  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 190
4  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 186
5  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 186
6  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 185

 

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 91 points

Banking on Liverpool scoring a bagful against Cardiff and Bournemouth doing likewise against Fulham guaranteed Neil Madrid their week winning score. Sadio Mane contributed 30 points as captain and a combination of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, who is now the game’s highest scoring striker, added 24 points between them. Madrid move up into fourth, and along with Game of Stones, have managed to claw back a little on the two runaway leaders.

Player of the week – Ross Barkley – Chelsea – 17 points

From out of nowhere and getting back to the player he looked like he could be in his earlier days at Everton. This is Barkley’s second double figure score in three, his third consecutive scoring gameweek, and is offering ridiculous value in this form at £5.8 million. You just know the minute you bring him in he’ll be rotated.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 13 points

It’s his second appearance on the roll of honour in the last three weeks as Bournemouth’s impressive free scoring start to the season continues. Wilson’s totals are being helped by Josh King’s absence. He’s the single focal point of the attack and is on (and scoring) penalties. Another current must-have in great form and becoming almost fixture proof with Bournemouth’s reliability at finding the back of the net.

Twat of the week – Mark Noble – West Ham United – -2 points

Can be a reliable asset when you’re lucky enough to have him in and West Ham get a penalty. He’s always cheap enough to occupy a bench spot with a guaranteed start. On the other hand he’s also one of those players almost guaranteed to land himself in the twat book at least once a season.

Goal of the week – Granit Xhaka. The latest in a run of long-range-top-corner blinders.

 

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!

 

1  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
37 228
2  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
83 228
3  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
51 226
4  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
52 220
5  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
47 218
6  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
45 215
7  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
65 213
8  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
47 211
9  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
53 210
10  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
47 205
10  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
50 205
12  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
83 204
13  down King raggg
Steven Darling
56 202
14  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
42 201
15  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
51 200
16  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
67 200
17  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
45 195
18  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
66 193
19  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
35 193
19  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
45 193
21  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
45 190
22  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
46 189
23  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
47 186
24  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
45 184
25  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
42 184
26  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
63 182
27  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
38 181
28  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
35 180
29  up FTM
Stu Smith
64 177
29  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
52 177
31  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
51 177
32  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
60 168
33  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
67 165
34  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
74 165
35  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
47 165
35  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
50 165
35  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
66 165
38  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
50 163
39  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
38 157
40  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
59 157
41  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
60 154
42  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 151
43  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
46 151
44  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 150
45  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
40 146
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
65 144
47  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
42 142
48  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
50 138
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
53 138
50  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
43 138
51  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
46 137
52  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
48 116

 

August Manager of the Month – Perfidious Albion – Andrew Swift – 228 points 

Holding off a strong challenge from Penshaw Performers, Perfidious Albion claim the August prize, courtesy of scoring thirteen goals to their rivals’ eleven over the course of the month. The Performers jumped from 18th place to almost pip the Albion, who limped home as the third worst scoring team in the league this week. The Performers ignored Richarlison, unlike everybody else, and scored a massive 46 points with their defensive picks. Albion had benefited from Richarlison’s first two gameweeks and the three goals and five bonus points that had convinced the whole world to bring him in to their teams. The 102 point first week score was the perfect start and was the key to them holding on to win the monthly money.

Manager of the week – Cookie FC – Peter Cook – 83 points 

Unluckily for Penshaw they don’t get a weekly winner nod either. They scored the same amount of points as Cookie FC, but again lose out on goals scored. Cookie scored six to Penshaw’s three, as well as also turning in a sound defenseive performance, racking up 40 points from their back five.

Player of the week – Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham – 16 points

Fulham were the go-to team of the week and their four goal performance may change a lot of manager’s minds. Most of Fulham’s attacking regulars had begun to see price drops, including goal of the week man, Jean Michael Seri. Mitrovic remained a popular choice and will no doubt attract more buyers following this brace. His performance has seen a price rise and put him at the top of the strikers’ points charts.

Bargain of the week – Luciano Vietto – Fulham – 9 points

Fulham made six changes for the Burnley game, with Vietto surprisingly starting in place of Ryan Sessegnon. The on loan striker justified his pick with assists for both of Mitrovic’s goals. Burnley seem to be finding the Europa League and Thursday/Sunday schedule a tough slog at the moment. They play one Saturday game in the whole of the first two months of the season. And that’ll probably change if they qualify.

Twat of the week – Richarlison – Everton – -2 points

Here he is. The Wan Bissaka sending off was tolerable. He was only £4 million. It was hardly a stress getting him into your team and he’s only banned for one match. But this prick…! I’m so glad I changed my mind at the last minute. Click on any random Bucketeer – four out of five will have him sat there, in the middle of the pitch, with his big red triangle. All for kissing Adam Smith. Seems a bit harsh. But no sooner are we feeling all smug and upbeat about reaping the rewards than we’re wondering why we never looked to the other side of the Everton attack and plumped for Theo Walcott.

Goal of the week – Jean Michael Seri.

Clean sweep on the top awards for Fulham.

 

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