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.

 

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1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
47 623
2  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 582
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
65 578
4  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
42 576
5  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 575
6  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
43 574
7  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
30 573
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
73 568
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 566
10  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 562
11  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 561
12  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
51 553
13  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
42 545
14  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
54 542
15  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
65 540
15  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
40 540
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
39 538
18  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
58 538
19  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
55 537
20  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 537
21  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
35 522
22  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
61 519
23  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 519
24  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
70 517
25  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
65 516
26  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 514
27  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
44 509
28  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
24 509
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
45 504
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
24 503
31  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 503
32  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
45 501
33  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
51 495
34  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
75 493
35  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
27 489
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 487
37  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
52 487
38  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
36 483
39  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 482
40  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 480
41  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
38 477
42  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
42 472
43  down disco dancer
darren frankland
42 463
44  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
45 461
45  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
41 460
46  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
45 446
47  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
45 436
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
46 432
49  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 423
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 363

 

Manager of the month – The Craggy Islanders – 189 points

The Islanders played their free hit this week, possibly spying a good group of fixtures with which to rack up a decent amount of points. And to consolidate their lead at the top of the monthly rankings and guarantee them the monthly award. Or was it just find a solution to the Kane absence? I’m not sure the chip had its full effect with only one of the chosen XI getting into double figures, but the lead was held and the money was won.

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 189
2  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 178
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 174
4  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 174
5  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 172

 

Manager of the week – Pretty Schitty City – 75 points

A strong defence and a timely substitution helped City to the top score. Harry Kane was in the starting XI despite the confirmed reports of his injury. That might be an indicator of the complete lack of trust we have in the Spurs striker at the moment. Steven Davis was lined up as first reserve and took his place to the tune of 10 points.

Player of the week – Saed Kolasinac – 14 points

This has been coming. Arsenal defenders have been quietly racking up points without looking all that convincing. No clean sheet this week but a goal and assist from the player most likely to be this season’s Marcos Alonso…unless of course that turns out to be Marcos Alonso.

Bargain of the week – Fernandinho – 13 points

Those wondering how to squeeze a third Man City player in should look no further. Two assists and two goals is more than your average holding midfielder gets in a season.

Twat of the week – Arthur Masuaku -1 points

Thats what you get for conceding goals against Palace.

Goal of the week – Andre Ayew.

From 1m32s

Gameweek 10 results

November 1, 2016

up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
94 585
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
79 568
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
54 566
down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
68 563
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
62 555
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
82 551
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
95 550
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
75 545
same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
71 539
10  same 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
72 535
11  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
78 534
12  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
85 533
13  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
71 531
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
66 523
15  same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
73 518
16  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
84 516
17  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
84 510
18  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
66 505
19  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
89 502
20  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
29 500
21  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
55 497
22  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
81 495
23  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
50 494
24  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 494
25  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
82 487
26  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
61 484
27  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
76 483
28  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
70 483
29  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
76 481
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
62 480
31  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
72 470
32  same FTM
Stu Smith
72 470
33  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
77 466
34  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
62 464
35  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
79 460
36  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
74 456
37  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
81 451
38  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
58 450
39  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
83 447
40  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
36 433
41  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
86 433
42  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
73 425
43  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
59 424
44  down jetty city
scott mcgow
48 419
45  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
43 413
46  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 407
47  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
59 403
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 398
49  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
54 391
50  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
52 386
51  up Dj daz
darren frankland
56 368
52  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 353
53  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
49 352

 

A disastrous week for Neil Madrid. They fell completely out of contention for the October manager of the month award and relinquished their lead at the top, scoring a comparatively low 54 points compared to the majority of their pace-setting rivals who finished the weekend posting scores in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Most notably, Uriah’s, who jumped from 5th to 1st with 94 points – a score that wins them the October manager of the month award.

up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
94 193
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
71 191
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
81 186
up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
81 185
up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
89 181

 

And The Craggy Islanders, who are the top scoring team of the week with 95 points – which is also the highest weekly score of the season so far.

Roughly one in forty of all the managers in the game dispensed of Sergio Aguero in the last fortnight. That suggests at least one of us did too. Most leading Buckets managers held on to him it seems, although not many were prepared to offer him the captain’s armband. Uriah’s did, and it was this decision that boosted their score more than any other. Add to that an almost complete set of clean sheets, two assists and two goals out of the midfield and another double figure score courtesy of Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku was the key to the Islanders’ success, collecting 24 points as captain, backed up by Aguero’s 16 point haul. Tom Heaton, who is established as the number one keeper in the game, Alexis Sanchez and the in-form number 10, Joe Allen, added double figure amounts.

 

Player of the week – Ilkay Gundogan – 18 points. One to watch – a regular starter now?

Bargain of the week – James McArthur – 15 points. Palace’s best performer by a mile.

Donkey of the week – Craig Dawson – -1 points. The pricier of those defenders on the receiving end of a four goal defeat.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (his second goal). He’s finished.

 

Gameweek 10 preview

October 28, 2016

Sunderland v Arsenal
Man Utd v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Spurs vLeicester
Watford v Hull
West Brom v Man City
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Everton v West Ham
Southampton v Chelsea
Stoke v Swansea

Just when you thought it was time to abandon all hope in Manchester United you realise they’ve a home fixture against Burnley this weekend, and that comes off the back of a victory over Manchester City in the midweek League Cup game. A game in which they kept a clean sheet and prevented City from having a single shot on goal. One defender you can discard once and for all is Eric Bailly, who not only got himself booked in the process of shipping four to Chelsea last weekend, but also managed to get himself crocked. He’ll be out for two months.

United are a better bet for a positive result than their neighbours at the moment. City haven’t won in six games in all competitions. Their ‘form’ player is Claudio Bravo who has an average score of five points in six games. Even that’s a bit of a misnomer, as it’s purely from the penalty save and subsequent top bonus score in the defeat at Tottenham. Most of the rest of the City regulars aren’t even averaging their appearance points.

Hull and Sunderland are losing games. They’re conceding goals – with only one clean sheet between them – and struggling to score. Hull have lost their main creator and goal threat, Robert Snodgrass, to injury. They face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, who must offer good differential options with Jose Holebas and Troy Deeney the most tempting choices. Arsenal visit Sunderland who are yet to keep a clean sheet or win a league game. It’d be a major surprise if they kept their first shut-out against the league’s second top scorers. Though, we probably felt that way last weekend ahead of Middlesbrough’s visit to the Emirates.

It’s the deciding week for the October manager of the month and the table looks like this…

same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
50 120
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
49 109
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
52 108
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
45 106
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
48 105
up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
59 104
down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
45 103
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
40 102

 

Yeboah’s Right Foot are the monthly leaders, winning two manager of the week awards in the process. They lead the way and are favourites for the prize, although maybe keep an eye on Cooksters who are the highest climbers of the chasing pack jumping 12 places overall since the start of the month.

Gameweek 10 results

October 28, 2015

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 49 530
2 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 52 529
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 45 523
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 44 521
5 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 49 516
6 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 44 514
7 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 22 508
8 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 38 505
9 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 41 496
10 Below Par Paul Bentz 31 495
11 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 40 495
12 Init fc Mustafa khan 38 491
13 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 37 489
14 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 38 487
15 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 36 480
16 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 45 479
17 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 35 478
18 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 42 478
19 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 36 474
20 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 36 472
21 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 42 468
22 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 34 464
23 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 39 462
24 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 34 457
25 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 46 455
26 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 51 454
27 SS3 FC Paul Murray 57 453
28 Howayman Mark Bromham 47 451
29 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 52 448
30 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 50 447
31 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 26 447
32 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 40 443
33 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 43 431
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 47 427
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 34 427
36 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 23 405
37 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 30 405
38 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 43 403
39 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 54 396
40 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 46 386
41 Ciderheads Darren Pope 31 383
42 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 29 383
43 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 45 372
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 25 326

 

Biscuitmen’s stay at the top of the league was as short lived as Your Ad Here’s the week before, and ended in as dramatic a drop – six places back down to seventh, with the lowest score of the week. Golden Boys have edged ahead of Pretty Schitty City at the top. They’re followed by FC Caligula and 4 Lime Jellies in third and fourth. Since the season started none of these teams have dropped lower than eight place. It’s Caligua that stand the best chance of the October prize…

1 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 22 214
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 45 212
3 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 36 204
4 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 45 202
5 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 36 201
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 41 201
7 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 44 201
8 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 49 197
9 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 43 192
10 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 36 191
11 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 52 189
12 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 42 188

 

Biscuitmen’s low total has brought a host of other teams back into contention. Their 20 point lead has been cut to just two.

It was a week in which most Buckets teams scored in and around the average. Only six players made it into double figures, and three of those were Sunderland players, so there was little chance of anyone posting a mega high score. SS3 FC win their first manager of the week award with a 57 point total with the biggest contributions coming from two defenders – Laurent Koscielny and Kurt Zouma.

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points. Needs more performances like this to prove last season was no fluke.

Bargain of the week – Billy Jones – 15 points. Trebled his total in one week.

Donkey of the week – Fabricio Coloccini – -3 points. It was only a matter of time

Goal of the week – Jamie Vardy. The must have player. For the achievement and the dink over the keeper.

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