Gameweek 26 results

February 12, 2019

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
94 1666
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
77 1634
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
66 1624
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
59 1601
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
68 1565
6  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
89 1565
7  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
82 1554
8  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
72 1550
9  same FTM
Stu Smith
68 1541
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
67 1525
11  up King raggg
Steven Darling
74 1518
12  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
65 1506
13  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
59 1506
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
71 1500
15  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
62 1490
16  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
64 1485
17  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
76 1462
18  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
51 1462
19  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
84 1460
20  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
82 1455
21  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
82 1454
22  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
58 1450
23  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
38 1435
24  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
71 1433
25  same Kompany & Co
69 1430
26  same RICO UNITED
70 1428
27  same Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
58 1402
28  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
49 1392
29  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
75 1382
30  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
52 1380
31  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
56 1377
32  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
53 1376
33  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
77 1374
34  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
67 1373
35  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
58 1367
35  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
45 1367
37  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
68 1365
38  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
85 1355
39  same Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
57 1353
40  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
77 1351
41  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
55 1351
42  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
75 1342
43  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
42 1337
50 1334
45  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
94 1328
46  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
30 1307
47  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
72 1293
48  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
56 1264
49  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
47 1242
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 1213
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
76 1157


Buckets Cup 1st round

There were some very closely fought games this week with ten of the sixteen being won by less than 10 points – five of those by just a 2 point margin. Ross’s Champions continue their progress by knocking out the reigning champs, Puddle Splash Van – we’re yet to have a manager retain the cup. Shoelace were knocked out in the tie of the round on 82 points – only five teams scored more points than that in the entire league this gameweek.

Top of the League – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – Trev Reams – 1666 points

The last two weeks have produced a bit of a change at the top. It’s still the same four teams, but the order has changed and the points spread has widened. And the teams in the chasing pack are also within shooting distance. Da Pitch have posted two 90+ scores to leap back into the top 5k in the world and build a lead of 32 points over The Craggy Islanders, who occupy their highest position of the season. Neil Madrid have dropped back after two shocking weeks of bad captain choices and a risky hokey-cokey transfer policy.

Manager of the week – Pique Blinders – Colin Goulding – 94 points (14 bps)

Pique’s match Da Pitch for points and goals this week but triumphed in the meaningless quest to be manager of the week by virtue of picking up more bonus points. It’s a score that puts them in contention for a charge at the manager of the month prize. Eight goals scored and four players collecting top bonus is a great return. Some teams will welcome the two week cup break. It might have come at the wrong time for Pique’s.

Player of the week – Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – 18 points

Pipping his hat trick scoring team mate by one point, despite scoring one less goal and one less bonus point. No less annoying for those that saw fit to dispense of City players with the prospect of what should have been a much tougher match against Chelsea and the fact they have a blank coming up next time out. City have refound their form (again) and Sterling becomes the first player to achieve a player of the week award twice this season. It’s the seventh player award for their team overall. Will they have another blip to throw the game into complete disarray again?

Bargain of the week – Chris Wood – Burnley – 13 points

Burnley look OK now. Wood and his team mate, Ashley Barnes, are in among the form strikers and look like a tempting pick for the forthcoming blank. They have five and four goals respectively in the last seven games. It’s a run that has seen them climb to relative safety in the league and they look set to continue the partnership for the foreseeable.

Twat of the week – Marcos Alonso – Chelsea – -1 points

Take your pick of the Chelsea defence. If Alonso is still stinking up your backline it’s surely now time to dispense. Worse still if you re-invested in Chelsea after they beat Huddersfield. Remember they were thumped for four by Bournemouth in the game before. The top four look so much more reliable for big priced players at the moment. Hazard could quite easily go on another six week holiday before his next big haul.

Goal of the week – Anthony Martial. At 1m31s



Gameweek 26 results

February 7, 2018

1  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
67 1529
2  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
61 1526
3  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
50 1514
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 1505
5  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
45 1497
6  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
42 1497
7  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
35 1495
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
50 1480
9  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 1474
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
37 1462
11  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
31 1461
12  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
57 1446
13  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
55 1443
14  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
43 1435
15  down Queen of the north
36 1429
16  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
39 1426
17  same Rico united
41 1424
18  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
55 1417
19  down Kompany & Co
39 1415
20  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
47 1407
21  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
59 1402
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
49 1401
23  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
65 1399
24  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
48 1396
25  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
53 1394
26  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
53 1392
27  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
49 1384
28  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
43 1376
29  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
37 1368
30  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
39 1366
31  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
29 1365
32  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
31 1362
33  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
49 1358
34  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
44 1358
35  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
43 1354
36  up blakes11
Steven Darling
62 1348
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 1330
38  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
45 1299
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
36 1296
40  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
48 1294
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 1290
42  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
40 1286
43  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
42 1280
44  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
54 1267
45  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
38 1261
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
43 1247
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
53 1233
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
36 1214
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
42 1193
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
44 1050


Buckets Cup preliminary round

The preliminary round of the Buckets Cup was played this week. You can check the full list of results and the draw for the first round proper on the Buckets Cup page. Biscuitmen, adrift by over 100 points at the bottom of the league, scored a win over Kompany & Co. They played their wildcard this week to aid the victory and are maybe looking at sneaking through the cup to rescue their dismal league season. The Vinegar Pissers became the highest placed team to exit the competition, losing to new league leaders and highest scoring team of the week, Brexiter City.

Manager of the week – Colin Goulding – Brexiter City – 67 points

Speaking of which…Brexiter have made a bee-line for the top having spent most of the season loitering around the lower reaches of the top ten. Their week winning score pushes Hornets back down to second by three points. Both captained Salah for 30 points, but the player that arguably made the difference for Brexiter was Luca Milovejovic. The Palace midfielder is a regular pick now and on penalties. This was his sixth goal of the season – his fourth from the spot. It was also his second full bonus point haul in five weeks.

Player of the week – Aaron Ramsey – 20 points

A good week for Arsenal in which not only did Aaron Ramsey place himself back on our radar, but Henrik Mkhitaryan assisted three of the five they put past Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut. Maybe that old Dortmund partnership is worth keeping an eye on. Both Ramsey and Mkhitaryan’s in and out seasons have seen their values drop to £6.9 and £7.7 million respectively. Depending on the make up of your team they could be nicely priced to slot in alongside those luxury midfielders from City and Liverpool. Ramsey’s total is only the second 20 point haul this season, equalling Sergio Aguero’s score from gameweek five.

Bargain of the week – Federico Fernandez – 10 points

The Swans revival continues apace. This is the third consecutive week in which Swansea have a leading player. It’s the second time in three weeks that player has been Federico Fernandez. They’ve just put eight past Notts County in a cup replay too, so this run could continue for a few more weeks yet. Their fixtures up to GW32 are all against teams in and around them at the bottom, and in their current form all look very winnable.

Twat of the week – Michael Keane – -1 points

A bad week for Everton. It looked like Allardyce had sorted their defence out, but it’s crumbled again in recent weeks. Keane was the fall guy getting hooked at half time having already conceded four. It has been six weeks since their last clean sheet.

Goal of the week – Jose Izquierdo. Lots of contenders this week – Wanyama, Salah, Lemina, Danilo. Start 1m40s in

Gameweek 26 preview

February 23, 2017

Chelsea v Swansea
Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough
Everton v Sunderland
Hull v Burnley
West Brom v Bournemouth
Watford v West Ham
Spurs v Stoke
Leicester v Liverpool

The first reduced gameweek. I’ve been rattling on about it for long enough. Here it is. And gameweek 28 has taken a turn for the better. Due to Burnley’s cup exit at the hands of Lincoln, another game has survived. They’ll play Liverpool which opens up a few more options when planning for this and that gameweek. Manchester City against Stoke is still scheduled to take place, but you’d have to expect that City will dispatch of Huddersfied in their forthcoming replay.

Arsenal and Manchester United don’t play in either. As well as Liverpool and Burnley -Swansea, Hull, West Ham, West Brom, Bournemouth and Hull play both. I have no idea whether sacrificing your Arsenal and United players is a good or bad move. You can always by them back, but loss of funds is always a possibility. There aren’t too many of them in startling form, but we all know that Sanchez or Ibrahimovic can post a double figure total against any team.

Sadio Mane’s return and double against Spurs sets him up as the best transfer in option. Leicester have just sacked Ranieri – a shame – but not all that unexpected. Liverpool should fancy their chances. It was a much needed return to form against Spurs and maybe those other Liverpool midfield options also come back into the reckoning.

Gameweek 26 results

February 15, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 53 1,449
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 33 1,441
3 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 35 1,413
4 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 44 1,413
5 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 53 1,412
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 41 1,399
7 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 31 1,398
8 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 31 1,395
9 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 56 1,387
10 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 47 1,380
11 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 45 1,379
12 SS3 FC Paul Murray 40 1,376
13 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 56 1,372
14 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 61 1,368
15 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 55 1,366
16 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 64 1,364
17 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 60 1,361
18 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 52 1,361
19 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 40 1,356
20 Below Par Paul Bentz 65 1,348
21 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 34 1,347
22 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 50 1,345
23 Howayman Mark Bromham 35 1,341
24 Init fc Mustafa khan 54 1,337
25 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 34 1,332
26 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 32 1,323
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 57 1,313
28 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 47 1,313
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 33 1,302
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 46 1,299
31 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 39 1,292
32 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 56 1,270
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 34 1,266
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 40 1,257
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 49 1,249
37 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 66 1,206
38 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 41 1,181
39 Ciderheads Darren Pope 30 1,178
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 44 1,173
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 59 1,166
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 23 1,111
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 48 1,043
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 36 1,001


Baker Bum Boys AGAIN! For the second week on the trot our 37th placed team are the weekly highest scorers. BBB’s wildcard picks of a fortnight ago have come good again. Diego Costa remained as captain and chipped in 18 points for the second consecutive week. Dimitri Payet made up for a couple of lean weeks and Mesut Ozil remained among the points. The two manager of the week awards have put the Bum Boys in contention for the February manager prize. This is how it stands at the moment…

1 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 47 220
2 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 49 210
3 Below Par Paul Bentz 65 208
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 53 203
5 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 66 201
6 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 47 199


Good luck to the two other bottom half teams, The Hardy Boys and Release The Hounds, who lead the race for the manager of the month.

It was a relatively low scoring week despite the goalfests at Stamford Bridge and Villa Park. Perhaps because no-one quite knows what you’re going to get still with either Chelsea or Liverpool. There were six different scorers for Liverpool, none of whom were Roberto Firmino, and two of whom were defenders. Danny Sturridge even played – and scored. Philippe Coutinho scored highest in his first league game back after injury. Over at Chelsea, as well as the previously mentioned Costa, there were three other scorers, which included Pedro and Bertrand Traore. Neither, for different reasons, have that high an ownership percentage. Willian scored highest, as he has done for the entire season. Interestingly, Eden Hazard had no hand in any of the goals. Again. Both results were much more to do with the standard of the opposition. Newcastle away from home almost guarantees goals for their opponents. And Villa, it seems, have completely given up.

Christian Erkisen came out on top from the top four clashes. He was the only player to reach double figures. Danny Simpson’s sending off effectively finished off Leicester and awarded him the donkey of the week. City’s failure to get anything out of their game cuts them adrift from the others. By the time they play Liverpool in their next league game, Leicester could be 12 points clear of them.


Player of the week – Philippe Coutinho – 15 points. His fifth double figure score of the season.

Bargain of the week – Kolo Toure – 14 points. Another Liverpool player, unsuprisingly.

Donkey of the week – Danny Simpson – -3 points. Beating the Newcastle and Villa defenders to the award.

Goal of the week – Robbie Brady. Norwich’s first contender of the season.

Gameweek 26 preview

February 12, 2016

13 Feb 12:45 Sunderland v Man Utd
13 Feb 15:00 Bournemouth v Stoke
13 Feb 15:00 Crystal Palace v Watford
13 Feb 15:00 Everton v West Brom
13 Feb 15:00 Norwich v West Ham
13 Feb 15:00 Swansea v Southampton
13 Feb 17:30 Chelsea v Newcastle
14 Feb 12:00 Arsenal v Leicester
14 Feb 14:05 Aston Villa v Liverpool
14 Feb 16:15 Man City v Spurs


Strange how the fixture list works out sometimes. We’re two thirds of the way there and this could be a pivotal week in the title race. Looking at the fixture list at the start of the season you’d never have guessed we’d be seeing the top four squaring up against each other this weekend. On top of that, it’s Arsenal and Manchester City (because just referring to them as ‘City’ isn’t really fair on Leicester is it?), who need to win their games. The reverse fixtures, played on the 26th September, resulted in a 4-1 victory for Spurs and a 5-2 victory for Arsenal. They’re four of the five highest scoring teams in the league. Don’t expect two 0-0s.

Remember gameweek 27 is a reduced gameweek so don’t make your squads too Man City, Liverpool, Everton or Newcastle heavy, and if they already are, it’s time to think ahead. Which is a bit of a bummer because Everton and Liverpool have two of the most winnable games of the weekend. Anyone who comes up against Villa is made automatic favourite. That is ignoring the fact that they’ve managed three clean sheets in the last five games and that Joleon Lescott is one of the form defenders. I’d wager more on Roberto Firmino continuing his goalscoring run ahead of Lescott.

Everton are in the midst of a largely positive run of results, including two 3-0s, a draw against Spurs, and a goalfest against Chelsea. West Brom aren’t in the best of form and had to come through a penalty shoot out to dispatch of Peterborough in the FA Cup in midweek. Tiredness could tell, and their usually sturdy defence might find it difficult to keep out Lukaku and Barkley, who rarely get through a weekend without contributing something.

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