Gameweek 22 results

January 15, 2019

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
71 1366
2  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
72 1359
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
57 1342
4  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
49 1339
5  up FTM
Stu Smith
70 1299
6  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
61 1292
7  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
64 1290
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
52 1283
9  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
55 1277
10  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
52 1269
11  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 1268
12  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 1264
13  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
47 1262
14  down King raggg
Steven Darling
53 1259
15  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
61 1244
16  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
45 1229
17  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
60 1222
18  same Cookie fc
Peter Cook
55 1212
19  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 1207
20  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
48 1201
21  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
42 1196
22  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
59 1194
23  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
63 1191
24  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
52 1190
25  same PenshawPerformers
david bruce
55 1187
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 1179
27  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
59 1177
28  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
45 1171
29  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
50 1165
30  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
40 1163
31  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 1159
32  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
35 1151
33  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
53 1143
34  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
49 1141
35  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
57 1134
36  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
48 1130
37  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
82 1125
38  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
62 1121
39  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
39 1114
40  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
37 1113
41  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
40 1108
42  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
60 1107
43  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
55 1090
44  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
41 1077
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
65 1070
46  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
38 1066
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
42 1048
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
62 1035
49  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
42 1029
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
59 1017
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
57 962

 

Manager of the week – Kebab Eaters United – Paul Howard – 82 points

There wasn’t much happening up front this week with just 20 goals scored and seven clean sheets. The biggest scores in the league were created by those with solid defences, not least the Kebab Eaters who amassed 43 points from their back five. The highest scoring being Lucas Digne with 12 points. That’s his third double digit haul in seven weeks – and his fifth attacking return in the same time. He’s Alonso-like in his ability to get forward, find a cross or belt in a free kick. He’s Doherty-like in his price.

Player of the week – Declan Rice – West Ham United – 15 points

Rice is classed as a defender but has been playing as a defensive midfielder. That never guarantees you any points anyway, but in a West Ham team not keeping clean sheets, even on this run of fixtures they’ve had against bottom half teams, purchasing him seems even more pointless, other than to fill a £4.4 million hole. And even if that’s what you are doing, you invariably benched him this weekend anyway, didn’t you?

Bargain of the week – Shane Long – Southampton – 12 points

Shane Long hasn’t scored since the 80’s. Maybe he can grab an opportunity, although it’s likely he’ll become nothing more than bench fodder (like Rice) to free up cash for more big hitters elsewhere. Danny Ings seems to be in and out with injury, Charlie Austin is the same and is misfiring when fit anyway. Under this new manager, who knows? Southampton do seemed to have turned a corner.

Twat of the week – Willy Boly – Wolverhampton Wanderers – -3 points

A week of close games and few goals until the last offering on Monday night when Wolves made a tricky task twice as hard by having a defender sent off after just 19 minutes. Are City back. So many managers ditched their prize assets after that run of three defeats in four. Since then they’ve beaten Liverpool and scored 19 goals in three games. Time to draft them all back in again.

Goal of the week – Andre Schurrle. He likes a shot. Finally one of them has gone in.

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Gameweek 22 results

January 5, 2018

1  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
87 1308
2  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
40 1298
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
84 1278
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
47 1272
5  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
63 1266
6  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
77 1262
7  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
61 1256
8  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
62 1254
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
56 1254
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
43 1251
11  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
35 1231
12  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
66 1218
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
59 1216
14  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
51 1215
15  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
47 1208
16  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
38 1199
17  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 1198
18  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
51 1191
19  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
49 1189
20  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
54 1188
21  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
70 1187
22  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
50 1186
23  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
47 1184
24  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
57 1174
25  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1172
26  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
83 1170
27  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
51 1170
28  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
63 1159
29  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
23 1157
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
37 1154
31  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
65 1152
32  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
42 1150
33  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
53 1147
34  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
50 1146
35  same Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
45 1126
36  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
56 1114
37  up blakes11
Steven Darling
86 1112
38  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
65 1102
39  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
46 1101
40  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
33 1084
41  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
34 1084
42  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
45 1078
43  same FTM
Stu Smith
47 1073
44  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
37 1070
45  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
64 1065
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
48 1059
47  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
66 1049
48  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 1017
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
54 1003
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 861

 

Manager of the week – Despicable Mee – – Trevor Gordon – 87 points

Not only the manager of the week, but our new leader. As soon as we slip into the New Year, Hornets, ever present at the top since August, are knocked from their perch. Maybe this could be Despicable Mee’s year after two consecutive second place finishes. They played their free hit with good effect, although it would have been a lot better – and for a lot more managers – had Harry Kane (yes, him again) done what he was supposed to and scored two more hat tricks. I hope no-one triple captained him. The double gameweek could have been better. It was easier to draft in West Ham players than Spurs players given their cheapness and that didn’t open up too many point scoring opportunities. The free hit was probably the best chip to play in the circumstances with doubts over rotation and the fitness of some players. Without it, introducing Alli, Eriksen, Son and/or Kane would probably have meant losing a Liverpool or Man City big hitter. DM’s free hit consisted of three from West Ham and Spurs, and three from Man City and Leicester, who were the week’s highest scoring teams. It couldn’t have worked out any better really. Honorable mentions for The Winnings R Mine, who now sit 3rd, having been in 21st place on Christmas Eve. TWRM played an early wildcard, dropping Kane (brave/smart) and captaining the highest scoring double gameweeker, Son Heung-Min. Must Try Harder went with the free hit and a similar team set up to Despicable Mee to the tune of 83 points. Blakes11 totaled 86 with their early wildcard, captaining Alli, ignoring Kane, and picking up 51 points from double gameweekers.

Player of the week – Riyad Mahrez – 14 points

Mahrez has been racking up some impressive totals in recent weeks with either a goal or an assist in eight of his last nine games. He’s now the 5th highest scorer overall – the fourth highest midfielder. This might explain why he still feels like a slightly more under the radar choice. Is there any room? It’s not impossible to have him in your midfield, but it’s at the expense of someone who maybe feels more likely to score – like a Coutinho, a Sanchez or a Hazard. Yet, he beats them all in overall total and form.

Bargain of the week – Marc Albrighton – 13 points

Albrighton was pipped to the overall player of the week by his teammate, Mahrez, picking up three bonus points to his two. Both contributed a goal and assist in their victory over Huddersfield. Albrighton’s recent figures are good and worthy of note. He has six scoring weeks in his last ten, becoming a much more regular starter under Claude Puel. And all for £5.5 million.

Twat of the week – Christian Kabasele – -1 points

Soon to be renamed ‘Twatford of the week’ due to the frequency with which they win this award. It shows on Marco Silva’s face too. He knows. It was a slightly unfortunate own goal, rather than a scything challenge that did for Kabasele. Still, he went and did it in a week in which no-one conceded seven or snapped someone in two in the first half.

Goal of the week. Pedro Obiang. Two great goals in one match but this was the most unexpectedly spectacular. 2m15s

Gameweek 22 results

January 23, 2017

same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
46 1253
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 1244
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
49 1235
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
67 1229
same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 1213
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
71 1203
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
64 1194
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
67 1183
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 1181
10  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
47 1176
11  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
48 1174
12  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
60 1173
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
61 1171
14  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
53 1168
15  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
52 1163
16  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
54 1160
17  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
66 1158
18  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
55 1158
19  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 1155
20  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
74 1149
21  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
59 1139
22  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
37 1132
23  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
61 1130
24  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 1128
25  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
49 1119
26  same nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
45 1111
27  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
59 1108
28  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
51 1104
29  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
54 1099
30  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
50 1095
31  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
56 1082
32  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
35 1082
33  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
77 1078
34  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
58 1066
35  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
40 1063
36  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
28 1050
37  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
69 1048
38  down FTM
Stu Smith
46 1046
39  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
44 1037
40  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
53 1018
41  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
48 1009
42  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
48 998
43  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
54 994
44  up Dj daz
darren frankland
62 984
45  up jetty city
scott mcgow
56 981
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
41 980
47  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
47 980
48  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
39 941
49  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 931
50  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
36 909
51  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
52 897
52  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
45 892
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
41 856

 

As the 96th minute rolled round at the Emirates yesterday, Alexis Sanchez was sat on two points, and with the rest of the Arsenal team, feeling aggrieved at the seven minutes of added time that had afforded Burnley a penalty with which they had leveled up the game at 1-1. A minute later and the fantasy world breathed a sigh of relief as he chipped Arsenal’s own slightly dubious penalty down the middle of the Burnley goal and added a much welcomed six points to his score. With most of us seemingly carrying him as captain this week, that amounted to an extra 12 points, and an above average total in the 60’s, and in some cases, the 70’s.

The highest of which was Shoelace Untied who hit 77 points. Sanchez’s 16 point contribution was backed up by 34 points from their defence, courtesy of a clean sheet each from Cesar Azpilicueta, Gareth McAuley and Seamus Coleman. McAuley and Coleman also added an asisst and a goal and top bonus marks. Coleman ended up as player of the week as the Everton bandwagon gathered pace. They’re the latest team to change to three at the back giving us five of the Everton defence scoring meaningful points. Three consecutive clean sheets has promoted Coleman into the top table of defenders with Leighton Baines two positions behind. Given the kind run of fixtures on the horizon for Everton, their totals and their stock should continue to rise.

Average weeks for our top three enabled the chasing pack to close the gap a little. There’s an average of 10 points separating each team in the top seven before the placings concertina with 30 points separating the next 12 teams. We’ve an FA Cup break next weekend, but then an instant set of midweek fixtures to complete February. For the record, the manager of the month table looks like this…

up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
67 217
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
71 209
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 208
up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
59 207
down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
41 205
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
61 204
down Dj daz
darren frankland
62 204
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 203
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
58 200
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
60 200
11  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 199
12  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
49 196
13  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
54 194
14  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
69 191
15  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
46 190

Plenty of teams in it.

 

Player of the week – Seamus Coleman – 15 points. Form defender.

Bargain of the week – Fernando Llorente – 13 points. Ending the Liverpool challenge?

Donkey of the week – Granit Xhaka – -1 points. The new Lee Cattermole.

Goal of the week – Wayne Rooney. I suppose.

Gameweek 22 preview

January 20, 2017

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

We all want Diego Costa to play – that is, those of us who decided to give him another week to calm down and realise the error of his ways. It’s a home tie against Hull. There’s rich pickings there. Alternatively it gives you a nice chunk of money with which to redesign your squad. The pounds have been dropping off Costa since his suspension four gameweeks ago. Close to 700,000 managers decided not to keep him and his value fell by £0.3 million. With the news breaking on Saturday morning of his latest indiscretion nearly another 300,000 managers decided enough was enough. And it had all been going so well. His value is down to £10.6 million from a season high £11 million. It seems destined to tumble further and yet whatever your left with annoyingly isn’t enough to purchase Zlatan or Kane. You can buy every other striker in the game – just not the two you really, really want.

The next best affordable option is Jermain Defoe. Sunderland may go down this season, but that doesn’t rule Defoe out of being a prized fantasy asset. He scored a third of Sunderland’s goals last season and he’s got just over half of them so far this season. If his scoring continues at the same rate he’s going to end up with at least 20.

Romelu Lukaku is the pound for pound option. At £9.6 million it wouldn’t leave you with much to invest elsewhere, but it may guarantee you a lot of goals. Lukaku’s form has been Kane like in it’s inconsistency. Scoring in patches in between looking bored. But – Everton arguably have the best run of fixtures, and should be buoyant off the back of their dismantling of Manchester City.

Liverpool haven’t had a great January, but this Swansea team love conceding. And they’re very good at it. This should be the game where the Reds get back to winning ways. Liverpool players have permanently featured on the first page of the FPL form charts. Not at the moment though. Lots of managers need Firmino, Lallana and Coutinho to start finding the net again.

Of course, Chelsea are an obvious clean sheet bet. Captain Alonso again. And always bear in mind Burnley’s shocking away form. They’ve scored just three goals on their travels. So Arsenal defenders should come into the reckoning – and they could be keepers with a fairly kind run of fixtures on the horizon.

Gameweek 22 results

January 19, 2016

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 55 1,214
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 73 1,205
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 74 1,203
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 57 1,178
5 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 77 1,157
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 62 1,155
7 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 74 1,151
8 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 40 1,150
9 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 71 1,150
10 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 47 1,148
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 56 1,145
12 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 52 1,145
13 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 51 1,144
14 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 71 1,144
15 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 56 1,142
16 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 62 1,141
17 Howayman Mark Bromham 32 1,132
18 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 75 1,131
19 SS3 FC Paul Murray 46 1,131
20 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 54 1,131
21 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 52 1,127
22 Init fc Mustafa khan 67 1,121
23 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 71 1,120
24 Below Par Paul Bentz 60 1,103
25 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 48 1,099
26 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 63 1,097
27 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 41 1,094
28 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 72 1,087
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 57 1,085
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 49 1,082
31 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 1,075
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 49 1,057
33 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 21 1,053
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 66 1,022
35 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 44 1,021
36 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 46 1,019
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 39 996
38 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 64 994
39 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 39 970
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 45 962
41 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 38 933
42 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 41 933
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 51 858
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 65 826

 

Atletico Chappers score 77 points this week to claim the manager of the week prize. They were 18th only a fortnight ago, but have now risen to 5th, which goes to show that with a couple of good scores under your belt there are still opportunities to climb this league. Chappers sit at the top of that congested middle order which sees just 37 points separate 19 places. Chappers brought in Sergio Aguero in gameweek 20 to replace Romelu Lukaku, which was a brave move, given Lukaku’s form up until that point. Aguero has since scored 26 points to Lukaku’s nine. An inspired transfer.

On Sunday evening we had new leaders. Golden Boys have had a poor month, sitting only 33rd in the January table. After the Sunday games both Your Ad Here and FC Caligula had overtaken them at the top of the table. Not for the first time this season Ashley Williams added vital points to Golden Boys’ score to reclaim their place at the summit. Williams’ goal, clean sheet and bonuses totalled 15 points. Williams scored three consecutive 9 point scores in December with similar effect. The gap at the top was 27 points last week. It’s now down to nine. Could it be time for the Golden Boys to finally play a wildcard?

It was another week in which the old reliables of the first half of the season failed to deliver. Best epitomised by Riyad Mahrez, who missed his second penalty of the season. It’s five weeks of nothingness now from the Algerian. But whereas Leicester are still maintaining a title challenge of sorts, Watford’s bubble may have burst. And with it the scoring run of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo. We appear to be in the middle of a changing of the guard as far as form players are concerned. And it’s happened pretty much as the first half of the season has finished and the second half has started. Only Mesut Ozil, of those previous big hitters, occupies a place on the first page of form players. Maybe we’ll all be playing those wildcards a lot sooner than we thought.

 

Player of the week – Charlie Daniels – 18 points. Bournemouth’s full backs are definitely worth a look at the moment.

Bargain of the week – Matt Targett – 11 points. From nowhere. Two consecutive double figure scores. And for £3.7 million.

Donkey of the week – Scott Dann – 0 points. Another bubble burst?

Goal of the week – Ayoze Perez. 

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