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.

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Gameweek 25 results

February 9, 2016

1 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 86 1,408
2 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 70 1,396
3 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 60 1,378
4 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 67 1,369
5 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 79 1,367
6 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 65 1,364
7 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 63 1,359
8 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 66 1,358
9 SS3 FC Paul Murray 51 1,336
10 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 49 1,334
11 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 72 1,333
12 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 55 1,331
13 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 61 1,320
14 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 55 1,316
15 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 56 1,313
16 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 53 1,311
17 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 44 1,309
18 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 62 1,307
19 Howayman Mark Bromham 58 1,306
20 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 50 1,301
21 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 62 1,300
22 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 50 1,298
23 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 60 1,295
24 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 61 1,295
25 Below Par Paul Bentz 61 1,283
26 Init fc Mustafa khan 49 1,283
27 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 55 1,269
28 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 57 1,266
29 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 64 1,257
30 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 47 1,256
31 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 50 1,253
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 60 1,232
33 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 56 1,217
34 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 42 1,214
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 56 1,200
36 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 55 1,160
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 60 1,148
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 87 1,140
39 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 45 1,140
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 41 1,129
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 49 1,107
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 78 1,088
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 42 995
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 43 965

 

The Baker Bum Boys win week 25 with 87 points. They played their wildcard to great effect, realising the current strength of the Saints defence and bringing in Jose Font to pay alongside Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld. Petr Cech was also transferred in. In the week he collected top bonus marks for his clean sheet. He’s now out clear at the top of the keeper charts. Mesut Ozil made a welcome return to form, and Diego Costa’s slight return to being a worthwhile fantasy player paid dividends, wearing the armband and picking up 18 points.

They beat Your Ad Here, who are our new leaders, by a point. YAH take their turn at the top of the tree ahead of FC Caligula. They drafted in Roberto Firmino who posted his third double figure score in five weeks. This moves him to the top of the overall form charts. A good week for Leicester, which admittedly is nearly every week, signals a good week for Pretty Schitty City. They bounced back into consideration, climbing up to fifth, and to within 10 points of the once seemingly uncatchable Golden Boys. Riyad Mahrez supplied 28 points as captain. His five week lean spell is well and truly forgotten. It’s three scoring weeks in succession, and his 10th double figure score.

 

Player of the week – Robert Huth – 16 points. 57 points in 7 weeks.

Bargain of the week – Maya Yoshida – 15 points. Bagged two bargain awards last season. Plays too occasionally to be a serious consideration.

Donkey of the week – Pablo Zabaleta – 0 points. Mahrez’d.

Goal of the week – Riyad Mahrez. Who else? Goal at 1m48s.

Gameweek 25 preview

February 5, 2016

06 Feb 12:45 Man City v Leicester
06 Feb 15:00 Aston Villa v Norwich
06 Feb 15:00 Liverpool v Sunderland
06 Feb 15:00 Newcastle v West Brom
06 Feb 15:00 Spurs v Watford
06 Feb 15:00 Stoke v Everton
06 Feb 15:00 Swansea v Crystal Palace
06 Feb 17:30 Southampton v West Ham
07 Feb 13:30 Bournemouth v Arsenal
07 Feb 16:00 Chelsea v Man Utd

 

Is that a title decider on Saturday lunchtime? Leicester play Arsenal next week. What if they won them both? Arsenal are faltering. Vardy, Mahrez, Ighalo, Barkley and Kane have returned to their scoring ways after their winter breaks. Mesut Ozil hasn’t. Fantasy form can tell us so much about the on field fortunes of a team. Without Ozil performing Arsenal have failed to win in four games. It’s six games since Ozil last contributed anything. His value has started to fall. Is that it for the German?

It’s worth highlighting the form of some lesser fancied players. West Ham are quietly going about their business. They’ve a realistic chance of the top four and are more than capable of ousting United from the fifth spot if their recent form continues. Thanks not necessarily to Dimitri Payet, although he has looked impressive since his injury return, but to Michail Antonio and Enner Valencia. Payet will contribute more – it’s only a matter of time. He’s too good not to. Meanwhile Valencia has scored four in his last seven and added six bonus points. Antonio has been the Hammers’ main provider with five assists in the last seven. He’s also added three goals in the same amount of time.

Southampton’s defence haven’t conceded in four. Koeman has had to chop and change a little bit at the back, but he was able to play arguably his strongest five against Arsenal in midweek. Bertrand, Soares, Van Dijk, Fonte and Fraser Forster are all available at under £5.5 million. Forster’s four clean sheets in four games since his injury lay off make him the most sought after keeper at the moment.

Christian Eriksen has begun to make his mark. He’s bagged two goals, three assists and seven bonus points in his last three games. He, Kane and Alli would have amassed 86 points in that time, and he’s become only the second player to reach double figures for assists this season. Could he catch his north London rival?

Benik Afobe has played four games for Bournemouth and scored in three of them. Also adding goals to his game in recent weeks is a little known English forward called Wayne Rooney. He was in danger of completing his first Premier League season without reaching double figures for league goals. Five in his last six have taken his total to seven. His value had dipped below £10 million. I think that may also be a first. He might be the best value striker around at the moment.

Gameweek 25 results

February 12, 2015

1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 44 1,389
2 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 46 1,374
3 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 38 1,342
4 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 45 1,333
5 Ciderheads Darren Pope 58 1,326
6 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 38 1,317
7 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 47 1,315
8 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 52 1,313
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 43 1,305
10 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 55 1,301
11 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 48 1,300
12 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 56 1,292
13 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 48 1,286
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 43 1,280
15 Van Damme United P Hawkins 59 1,260
16 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 35 1,256
17 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 51 1,233
18 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 46 1,229
19 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 66 1,217
20 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 60 1,212
21 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 58 1,209
22 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 37 1,183
23 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 59 1,171
24 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 51 1,158
25 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 29 1,149
26 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 34 1,148
27 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 27 1,105
28 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 24 1,081
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 31 897

 

We’ve a new name on the roll of honour as The Mindless Morons top the weekly scores. Remarkably, six of their fifteen players didn’t even take to the field of play, but the nine that did amassed 66 points. They were one of the few to plump for Harry Kane as captain. Presumably the majority of us still think that this crazy run of goals is going to come to an end at some point. Again, he wasn’t top scorer for the week, but did manage his third consecutive double figure total.

It was a relatively low scoring gameweek, epitomised possibly by the fact that Chris Smalling ended up as the highest scoring player. Smalling strode off the bench after five minutes to replace Phil Jones and score with his first touch. He then bundled in another with his 50p head just before half time.

Dame N’Doye is our bargain buy of the week. It’s the first gameweek in which we’ve had a chance to look at some of the newly transferred in players. N’Doye scored and assisted to beat Villa, and ultimately cost Paul Lambert his job. Hull have been in desperate need of a goal scorer, so maybe N’Doye is that player. Of the new batch, only Jermain Defoe betters N’Doye’s statistics, although he has had a few more games in which to get up and running. It’s worth noting that the new Sunderland striker has scored two in his first four with an average of five points per game so far.

Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge are back in starting line ups and in among the points. Both contributed well to Arsenal and Liverpool’s victories on Tuesday night. Sturridge has picked up 14 points in 130 odd minutes of football since his return. Walcott’s figures are 18 points in 208 minutes. Both are gradually upping their gametime match by match, and injuries and lack of form among team mates could guarantee them more starting berths in the coming weeks. Although Mario did score the other night. But that should be of no concern to anyone who is playing this game properly.

 

Player of the week – Chris Smalling – 17 points. Probably the only time this will ever happen.

Bargain of the week – Dame N’Doye – 12 points. Another member for the cheap effective striker club?

Donkey of the week – Gareth Barry – -1 point. Making his seasonal appearance.

Goal of the week – Bobby Zamora. I don’t think he scuffed it.

 

 

Gameweek 25 preview

February 10, 2015

10 Feb 19:45 Arsenal v Leicester
10 Feb 19:45 Hull v Aston Villa
10 Feb 19:45 Sunderland v QPR
10 Feb 20:00 Liverpool v Spurs
11 Feb 19:45 Chelsea v Everton
11 Feb 19:45 Man Utd v Burnley
11 Feb 19:45 Southampton v West Ham
11 Feb 19:45 Stoke v Man City
11 Feb 20:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle
11 Feb 20:00 West Brom v Swansea

 

We have some midweek fixtures ahead of a weekend off to accommodate the fifth round of the FA Cup. All twenty teams play with four games tonight and six tomorrow. And at the top of the list – Arsenal v Leicester – perhaps offers the best chance of some big point scoring. Leicester are struggling. Their manager is trying his best not to appear pressured, but looks capable of losing the plot at any moment. And Arsenal are on a good run – putting to one side the disappointment of losing the North London derby on Saturday. They put five past Villa two gameweeks ago without breaking sweat, and a similar result tonight looks likely. Alexis Sanchez looks set to return, which will be a welcome sight to those that clung onto him during this brief injury spell.

Managers will have done well to have squeezed through the last few weeks without having to make enforced changes with Sanchez’s injury and Costa, Bertrand and Sigurdsson’s suspensions. Add to that Fabregas’s two match lay-off and now Charlie Austin finds himself in the treatment room. Fabregas should return tomorrow, and it’s reported that Austin will only miss one game. Most of those who left to compete in the Asian Cup are back and up to speed. It looks likely that by the next gameweek, all African Cup participants will have returned also.

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