Gameweek 27 results

February 25, 2019

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
30 1696
2  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
52 1682
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
36 1660
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
37 1634
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
61 1622
6  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
43 1593
7  up FTM
Stu Smith
46 1583
8  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
30 1576
9  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
36 1557
10  up King raggg
Steven Darling
47 1557
11  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
41 1547
12  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
38 1538
13  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
34 1536
14  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
31 1521
15  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
62 1517
16  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
25 1506
17  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
45 1505
18  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
45 1503
19  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
41 1495
20  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 1494
21  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
32 1478
22  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
48 1476
23  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
33 1466
24  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
25 1460
25  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
28 1458
26  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
41 1443
27  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
32 1424
28  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 1422
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 1420
30  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
86 1420
31  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
37 1419
32  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
36 1416
33  same The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
42 1416
34  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
48 1413
35  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
39 1412
36  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
44 1411
37  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
50 1405
38  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
28 1395
39  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
41 1392
40  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
37 1390
41  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
38 1381
42  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
45 1373
43  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
46 1372
44  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
29 1366
45  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
40 1347
46  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
66 1330
47  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
41 1318
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
32 1274
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
31 1244
50  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
38 1191

 

Buckets Cup 2nd round

It was a low scoring week all round and there wasn’t much to choose between any of the second round ties as a result. We had our first count back to decide a game. INIT and Da Pitch couldn’t be separated by goals, bonus or assists, so in a rule I just made up this afternoon Da Pitch progress due to scoring more points in the last round. Sorry INIT – unless you were willing to meet and fight then I figured this was the fairest way of doing things. Da Pitch advancing sets up a juicy looking quarter final match up against the Craggy Islanders who are hot their opponent’s heels at the top of the league table. We’ve also seen our first score to nil in the Buckets Cup. Thelma And Luiz, it seems, are no more. They’ve disappeared from the league and so Neil Madrid progress with the lowest winning score of the round.

Manager of the week – Atletico Chappers – Richard Chapman – 86 points

The worldwide average was only 35 points this week – a score that most Buckets teams hovered in and around. Atletico Chappers’ 86 point haul is twice as many as most other teams in the league and sees them climb 12 places into 30th – a (possibly) unprecedented leap at this stage of the season. Chappers brought in Gerard Deulefeu last week, obviously in anticipation of him posting the highest individual score of the season thus far, with his hat trick, assist and big bonus contribution for Watford against Cardiff. It’s not like there weren’t goals around this week. Six goals and four clean sheets in a week in which saw an average of three goals a game isn’t totally out of the ordinary. There were just too many blanks from the game’s elite bunch.

Player of the week – Gerard Deulefeu – Watford – 23 points

He’s literally done nothing for eight gameweeks. From what I can see, only two Buckets teams had him. You can probably pick them out. Apparently three players in the whole of the game had the gumption to triple captain him. Sometimes mad people are lucky.

Bargain of the week – Troy Deeney – Watford – 15 points

Unsurprisingly the other must-have player came from the same game. Deeney hasn’t done anything for seven gameweeks since his brace against Bournemouth. Only one Buckets team had him from what I can see. It’s not either of the teams with Deulefeu, so you should be able to work out which one that is as well.

Twat of the week – Tommy Smith – Huddersfield – -3 points

I’m running out of disparaging things to write about Huddersfield twats. Sent off in the 23rd minute. I imagine there weren’t too many managers suffering as a result of this. Does anyone own a Huddersfield defender anyway?

Goal of the week – No idea, was there one?

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Gameweek 27 results

February 13, 2018

1  up Hornets
Andrew Wade
83 1609
2  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
69 1598
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
94 1589
4  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
70 1584
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
74 1579
6  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
68 1565
7  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
84 1564
8  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
59 1556
9  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
86 1547
10  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
61 1535
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
66 1528
12  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
81 1527
13  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
81 1524
14  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
80 1506
15  same Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
71 1500
16  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
92 1499
17  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
83 1498
18  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
58 1493
19  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
70 1486
20  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
67 1484
21  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
84 1483
22  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
77 1478
23  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
83 1477
24  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
83 1471
24  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
69 1471
26  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
94 1462
27  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
94 1459
28  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
100 1458
29  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
56 1452
30  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
96 1450
31  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
86 1444
32  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
111 1441
33  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
55 1439
34  up blakes11
Steven Darling
90 1434
35  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
54 1430
36  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
62 1428
37  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1422
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
104 1400
39  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
66 1360
40  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
69 1360
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
63 1353
42  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
59 1345
43  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
63 1343
44  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
87 1340
45  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
80 1335
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
64 1311
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
77 1306
48  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
63 1256
49  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
43 1253
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
70 1120

 

Buckets Cup 1st round

Most of the biggest scoring teams taking part in this round of the cup found their way through to the next round. This week saw the second highest average gameweek score across the whole game, so 80’s, 90’s and some 100+ totals were always going to be needed to help teams progress. Spare a thought for Iamgroot, who scored 80, but were still knocked out.  They would have been the lowest placed team left in the competition. Title challengers, Brexiter City were able to progress with 69 points. The next round has drawn Brexiter together with league leaders Hornets in an intriguing (cliche) top of the table clash.

Manager of the week – Upper Bullens – Andy Taylor – 111 points

We had three 100+ scores this week including the second highest gameweek score of the season. Bullens’ 111 points is also their second manager of the week award. They’ve been hard to come by this season with Greenyteamy the only other team to achieve a double weekly nod. It makes you wonder how they’re still languishing in 32nd place.

Of course this and the other century scores were achieved with the help of Manchester City’s five goal haul aganst Leicester which saw Sergio Aguero notch a long overdue four goal blitz. The potential is always there – he normally gets one in a season. Bullens captained him and picked up another 20 points from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to add to Aguero’s 42. There was an inevitable double figure contribution from Mohamed Salah and a slightly less expected one from Oumar Niasse, who seems to have worked his way to the front of the pecking order in Everton’s attack again. Kebab Eaters and To Elland Back also hit centuries, both captaining Aguero, and with help from the likes of Roberto Firmino, Ben Davies and penalty demon, Luca Milovejovic.

Hornets are back on top after a week away. For one night only, after Saturday’s games, Gotta Light had found their way to the number one spot, climbing up from 7th. Again proving how congested it is. It’s still anyone’s title.

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 21 points

Aaron Ramsey equalled the highest weekly player score last week – a record held by Sergio Aguero since September. That record stood at 20 points. Ramsey’s time at the (joint) top lasted a week. Sergio wanted the accolade all to himself. Four goals and all the bonus marks gets you 21 points.

Bargain of the week – Steve Mounie – 15 points

I predicted in gameweek 15 that Steve Mounie would score big again in GW31. Not a bad shout – I was only four gameweeks out. His third double figure total of the season and just his fifth goal came 11 weeks since his last. It would have been four points more had he not cruelly been robbed by a dubious decision to award an own goal to Steve Cook.

Twat of the week – Harry Maguire – -1 points

It had to be one of those on the receiving end of the Manchester City hammering. Maguire gets it as the most popular and most expensive route into the Leicester back four. The booking didn’t help either. It’s harsh on Harry as we all know the real twat of the week was Chris Smalling, who took a dive in his own half which resulted in Newcastle’s winning goal and snuffed out Manchester United’s faint title challenge. Well done Chris.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (4th goal).  

You never know – he might get a player of the season nomination this season (he’s never had one!). 2m30s.

 

Gameweek 27 results

March 6, 2017

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
74 1531
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
71 1509
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
86 1508
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
68 1504
same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
76 1492
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
77 1462
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
59 1455
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
52 1449
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
80 1448
10  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
88 1448
11  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
62 1447
12  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 1446
13  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
63 1445
14  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
74 1439
15  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
35 1434
16  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
88 1426
17  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 1424
18  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
69 1422
19  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
75 1422
20  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
66 1417
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
73 1413
22  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
62 1412
23  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
62 1395
24  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
76 1380
25  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
71 1378
26  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
66 1377
27  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
57 1372
28  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
72 1372
29  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
101 1365
30  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
45 1363
31  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
63 1361
32  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
56 1358
33  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
86 1347
34  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 1346
35  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
82 1343
36  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
97 1341
37  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
77 1314
38  same FTM
Stu Smith
80 1296
39  same jetty city
scott mcgow
77 1292
40  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
70 1278
41  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
68 1275
42  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
77 1271
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
60 1255
44  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
75 1244
45  same Dj daz
darren frankland
62 1243
46  same Big White Chiefs
david frankland
51 1220
47  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
70 1213
48  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
55 1198
49  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
62 1154
50  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
66 1129
51  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
52 1105
52  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
65 1083
53  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
27 1057

 

We’re getting to the business end of the season. A mad dash to make the most of Manchester City’s double gameweek was complimented by a flurry of triple captaining and bench boosting. The jury is out on whether it’s been worth it. First of all, sacrifices had to be made to accommodate the inclusion of Aguero, Sterling, Sane and company, and with next week in mind, it was Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal’s big guns that took the hit. Be smug if you decided to see the back of Sanchez and/or Ibrahimovic. Wince a little if you decided to give Kane, Alli, Costa or Hazard the boot. In the case of the Chelsea and Spurs players, sticking instead of twisting would have been as beneficial.

Im sure most triple captainers would have been hopeful of surpassing the 100 point barrier. That’s what you want to happen. Of those that played the chip, all went with Sergio, who again, didn’t quite play up to his price tag. You’d have been mad to do so, but you’d have been better off triple captaining the Stoke defence. The fact that the highest weekly scorer didn’t play for either Manchester City or Stoke tells the same story. There were high scores out there – just not high enough. Our leading three teams – Aquamar, The Craggy Islanders and When Harry Met Alli all took the plunge. Hedgehog Corpse didn’t and ended up jumping into the top three thanks to no transfer hits and five double figure scorers, one of whom was Artur Boruc of all people.

One manager did sneak past 100. Hucking Fell were helped by the 27 points of a triple armbanded Aguero, but the double figure returns of Kane, Alli, Grant and Mane were probably more telling.

Shoelace Untied achieved the second highest score with 97 – a total which carried them through to the semi final of the cup. Shoelace were the most successful bench boosters of the week, earning double figure totals from Caballero and Pieters, as well as Aguero, Alli and Grant. They’ll play Jarvis FC in the semi finals, while Aquamar, who are still on for the league and cup double, will face Rico United.

 

Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 16 points. Always has one good week a season – this was it.

Bargain of the week – Erik Pieters – 14 points. The bus was well and truly parked.

Donkey of the week – Andrew Surman – -2 points. Probably should have been Zlatan’s award.

Goal of the week – Harry Kane. Probably time to draft him in again.

Gameweek 27 preview

March 3, 2017

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

Brilliantly throwing all best laid plans for gameweek 28 into complete disarray – it’s our first double gameweek – featuring two games each for Manchester City and Stoke. Time for a rethink.

Does next week really matter? Realistically how many points are you going to score with only eight teams playing. If you’ve doubled or even trebled up on West Brom defenders and Everton attackers, one is probably going to cancel the other out.

This week has huge potential. City haven’t gone away. They’re away to Sunderland and at home to Stoke. That’s Sunderland, who are….Sunderland. And Stoke, who are, judging by last week’s performance against Spurs, already on the beach. Might this even result in two clean sheets. They might have the creakiest ever defence of any title challengers in the history of the Premier League, but they have managed to keep two clean sheets in their last three league outings.

I get the impression that those of us stung by Aguero’s indiscipline and inconsistency earlier in the season have completely washed their hands of him, no matter what. Well, might that attitude have to change? We don’t have to worry about Gabriel Jesus anymore. Aguero is it. And he has four goals in his last two games. City have ten goals in their last two games. They play Sunderland. As well as Aguero, both Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane look to have cemented their positions either side of the attack with both coming in at under £8 million. Even Yaya Toure could be worth a punt. On penalties and a starter in all of the last ten league games.

Is it even time to roll out the triple captain? There may not be a better double gameweek fixture combination than this.

And we shouldn’t rule out some Stoke players, particularly defensively, considering they’ve got Middlesbrough in their first game. Triple captaining Phil Bardsley might be a step too far though.

It’s cup quarter final weekend. Check the page. There are some low lying teams left in. It could be your only chance of a prize. I like an underdog win.

Gameweek 27 results

February 29, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 58 1,507
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 47 1,488
3 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 55 1,468
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 48 1,460
5 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 46 1,459
6 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 45 1,444
7 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 45 1,443
8 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 46 1,441
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 49 1,424
10 SS3 FC Paul Murray 46 1,422
11 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 38 1,421
12 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 35 1,415
13 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 52 1,412
14 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 39 1,411
15 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 47 1,411
16 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 52 1,408
17 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 41 1,407
18 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 37 1,398
19 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 46 1,393
20 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 28 1,389
21 Below Par Paul Bentz 39 1,387
22 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 41 1,386
23 Howayman Mark Bromham 43 1,384
24 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 50 1,382
25 Init fc Mustafa khan 39 1,376
26 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 38 1,361
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 1,353
28 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 33 1,346
29 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 47 1,339
30 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 33 1,335
31 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 35 1,330
32 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 44 1,314
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 50 1,312
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 46 1,303
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 1,288
36 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 1,251
37 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 23 1,237
38 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 1,221
39 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 51 1,217
40 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 34 1,211
41 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 17 1,190
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 18 1,129
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 10 1,053
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 38 1,039

 

Our leaders, FC Caligula, not only win the weekly award, but also become the first team to pass the 1500 point mark. Their 58 point total was the best of a low scoring week overall. Golden Boys dropped out of the top four for the first time since football was invented making way for Atletico Chappers and former champs, Rocky Ba Bauer. And the February Manager of the Month is….

1 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 33 253
2 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 48 251
3 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 249
4 Below Par Paul Bentz 39 247
5 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 246
6 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 55 244
6 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 58 244

 

…The Hardy Boys. Rocky Ba Bauer almost pegged them back but the reduced fixture list and subsequent low scores made it difficult for the chasing teams.

Congratulations to the 2892 participants in the worldwide game who took a punt on Marcus Rashford. The Manchester United youngster followed up his European scoring debut with a Premiership scoring debut. Two goals and an assist bagged him 16 points to make him player of the week.

The preliminary and first round proper of the Buckets Cup has been drawn. Click the link to see who you’ve got. Typically, FC Caligula equaled Pretty Schitty City’s 58 points from gameweek five, meaning I had to do a goal count back to determine which team got the last available bye. City scored three goals during their winning week – Caligula only managed two this week, so they go into the prelim and City take their place in round one. The Cup kicks off with the midweek games making up gameweek 28.

 

Player of the week – Marcus Rashford – 16 points. Federico Macheda. Adnan Januzaj.

Bargain of the week – Simon Francis – 9 points. I’m not sure any Buckets managers have him either.

Donkey of the week – James Chester – -1 points. Or him.

Goal of the week – Connor Wickham. Or him. Goal at 2m08s.

 

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