Gameweek 29 results

1  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 1797
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
45 1795
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
44 1782
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
58 1753
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
44 1725
6  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
52 1687
7  same FTM
Stu Smith
40 1681
8  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
32 1679
9  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
63 1659
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
42 1642
11  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
52 1640
12  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
51 1630
13  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
34 1622
14  down King raggg
Steven Darling
35 1621
15  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
57 1609
16  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 1602
17  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
42 1593
18  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
31 1591
19  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
36 1585
20  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
29 1582
21  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
43 1566
22  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
40 1564
23  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
50 1560
24  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
22 1560
25  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
57 1553
26  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
48 1551
27  same Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
45 1534
28  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
57 1532
29  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
61 1521
30  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
51 1519
31  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
45 1511
32  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
35 1505
33  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
47 1503
34  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
30 1499
35  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1497
36  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
31 1493
37  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
39 1493
38  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
32 1488
39  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
59 1482
40  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
32 1477
41  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 1477
42  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
30 1470
43  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
70 1464
44  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
60 1457
45  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
47 1452
46  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
27 1446
47  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
22 1405
48  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
51 1378
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 1338
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
53 1294

Buckets Cup semi finals

The 2019 Buckets Cup final will be contested by The Craggy Islanders and Neil Madrid. Both are previous league winners and losing cup finalists, so whoever wins will become just the third team to have won both a Buckets Cup and a Buckets League title. We could even see another double with the Islanders taking their place at the top of the league this week and Neil Madrid closing the gap in fourth place.

Manager of the week – Drop It Like It’s Hart – Jason Earwicker – 70 points

Another relatively low scoring week on the whole. Two missed penalties by PEA and Paul Pogba may have affected some final totals. Bad if you had both. Double bad if you stuck the armband on one of them. Pogba particularly was a popular choice for captain. I don’t think any of us were unlucky enough to chance the triple captain. Drop It’s 70 points contained a 25 point West Ham contribution. Is that part of a strategy working towards the blank in which the Hammers are one of the ten teams with a game?

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

There aren’t many players who have ended the gameweek as the highest scorer on two occasions. Who’d have thought a West Ham defender would achieve that feat, particularly given their shoddy clean sheet record. Rice’s goal, clean sheet and top bonus against Newcastle matches his performance against Arsenal back in GW22. It’s worth noting in the six intervening games he’s only picked up an additional 10 points.

Bargain of the week – Andreas Periera – Manchester United – 12 points

The second best goal in a game full of cracking goals and an assist to one of Romelu Lukaku’s double and, given the lengthy Old Trafford injury list, we have a £4.5 million Manchester United player in with a shout of nailing down a place for the forthcoming double gameweeks.

Twat of the week – Lucas Torriera – Arsenal – -2 points

Not many North London derbies go by without a red card. This time Arsenal’s tenacious Uruguayan midfielder got the early bath – if you can call the 95th minute early. I’m sure most managers will be cursing those penalty misses more.

Goal of the week – Yann Valery

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Gameweek 29 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
52 1722
2  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
55 1705
3  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
74 1696
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
45 1683
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
42 1675
6  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
52 1668
7  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
41 1667
8  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
44 1652
9  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
60 1652
10  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
52 1651
11  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
67 1646
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
50 1630
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 1623
14  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
60 1621
15  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
65 1620
16  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
63 1619
17  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
58 1614
18  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
68 1601
19  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
42 1600
20  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 1596
21  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
56 1593
22  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
53 1592
23  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 1581
24  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
54 1574
25  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 1573
26  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
53 1562
27  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
52 1562
28  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 1556
29  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
48 1548
30  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
43 1544
31  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 1542
32  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
51 1540
33  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
46 1537
34  same King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
50 1531
35  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
43 1522
36  up blakes11
Steven Darling
55 1520
37  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
52 1519
38  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
35 1516
39  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
73 1469
40  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
43 1456
41  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
53 1449
42  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
54 1447
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
38 1439
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 1435
45  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
58 1423
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
58 1419
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
49 1392
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
64 1369
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 1347
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
50 1211

 

Buckets Cup quarter finals

Are we on for another double winner in their debut season, much like FC Caligula did in 2015/2016? Hornets are still fighting on both fronts. Their score was the lowest of the quarter final winners this week, but still above the game average and most importantly, enough to see off Fun Lovren Criminals. They will play first time semi finalists, Game of Throw Ins, whilst another last four debutant, Atletico Chappers, will take on Emergency Gap Jumper. Should be an interesting final in Gameweek 31.

Manager of the week – The Vinegar Pissers – Paul Hawkins – 74 points

Three scores crept above 70 points this week, the highest of which was the 74 posted by The Vinegar Pissers. They’re the latest team to launch an assault on the Hornets domination, climbing up into third just behind Brexiter, who themselves, narrowed the gap by three. As well as picking up on another player of the week performance by Heung-Min Son, the Pissers also garnered 15 points from both of Brighton’s goalscorers in their victory over Arsenal. Glen Murray has six in eight games and only Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero have scored more since the turn of the year.

Player of the week – Heung-Min Son – 16 points

His second player of the week total and with that becomes only the third player this season to achieve the highest weekly score on more than one occasion. He had been on a run of blank weeks since his last double figure score and had started dropping out of teams. No goals and assists, the return to the team of Erik Lamela and the purchase of Lucas Moura obviously putting doubt about his return potential. That’ll probably reverse now and He’ll no doubt be a popular choice once Spurs’s double gameweek(s) roll round.

Bargain of the week – Ki Sung-Yeung – 13 points

A South Korean double at the top of the weekly player tables this week. Ki has played nearly every game under Swansea’s new manager and has obviously played an important part in their revival. His last run in the team under the previous manager yielded no returns at all. This time round he has two goals, two assists and two double figure totals in the last four games. And for under £5 million. There’ll be Swansea double gameweeks too.

Twat of the week – Ashley Williams – -2 points

Sam Allardyce solved whatever problems there were at Everton for all of about two games. They’re surprisingly leaky, especially away from home, and three red cards, the latest of which was dished out to their captain for the day, is the most for any team in the top flight. Apart from those bruising bastards over at Watford of course.

Goal of the week – Nemanja Matic.

Last goal in the last minute of the last game.

Gameweek 29 preview

West Brom 12:30 Arsenal
Crystal Palace 15:00 Watford
Everton 15:00 Hull
Stoke 15:00 Chelsea
Sunderland 15:00 Burnley
West Ham 15:00 Leicester
Bournemouth 17:30 Swansea
Middlesbrough 12:00 Man Utd
Spurs 14:15 Southampton
Man City 16:30 Liverpool

It’s back to the comfort of a regular 10 match gameweek, by the end of which we’ll know the winners of this season’s Buckets Cup. Shoelace Untied play league leaders, Aquamar. There may be 34 places separating them in the league, but Shoelace, over the duration of the cup, have outscored Aquamar in three of the five gameweeks. Their aggregate scores fall in favour of Aquamar 316-302, but it’s a close run thing.

For the semi final Shoelace decided to take as many hits as possible to get out the best possible team. It worked – to a degree. It was far from the best team performance, but it was enough to get them into the final, and strangely, even saw them climb the league. The same tactic might be a bit easier to implement this week with a full schedule and a full roster of players to choose from. The league has clearly escaped them, so taking the full whack of a 60 point hit is irrelevant. Maybe it’s even bench boost week for Shoelace? Aquamar have a full set of chips and wildcards at their disposal. With their team clearly set up for last week’s reduced fixture list, they may need to turn to their wildcard to get back on track.

Remember, a wildcard and a chip can’t be played in the same week, so those of you waiting to draft in players to play a bench boost or triple captain need to think about doing it beforehand. Another future gameweek has been reduced to allow for the FA Cup semi finals. Gameweek 34, as it stands, is down to just six fixtures, although I believe there is scope for some of those fixtures to be played within the same gameweek, either on Tuesday or Wednesday night. Hopefully some of these cancelled fixtures will get there rescheduled dates soon.

It may only be mid March, but the international break brings the month to a close this week. Ordinarily I’d post a mini table showing the monthly contenders. Trust me, there are about 30 teams in it, so I won’t bother. Aquamar and Shoelace are in contention. They could be on for double success this week.

Gameweek 29 results

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 84 1,641
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 85 1,623
3 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 83 1,572
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 75 1,571
5 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 75 1,567
6 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 70 1,555
7 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 72 1,543
8 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 60 1,542
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 86 1,539
10 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 89 1,533
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 81 1,528
12 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 75 1,527
13 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 75 1,526
14 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 60 1,525
15 SS3 FC Paul Murray 64 1,523
16 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 71 1,515
17 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 63 1,513
18 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 61 1,513
19 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 86 1,512
20 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 57 1,502
21 Init fc Mustafa khan 70 1,495
22 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 59 1,486
23 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 65 1,485
24 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 80 1,484
25 Howayman Mark Bromham 63 1,481
26 Below Par Paul Bentz 40 1,468
27 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 79 1,459
28 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 65 1,453
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 59 1,443
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 66 1,431
31 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 78 1,423
32 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 41 1,417
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 45 1,404
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 37 1,377
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 54 1,365
36 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 67 1,354
37 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 86 1,354
38 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 65 1,322
39 Ciderheads Darren Pope 63 1,316
40 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 57 1,307
41 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 49 1,271
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 53 1,216
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 43 1,131
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 33 1,098

 

Quick one this week. Walking With Memphis have won manager of the week again. They won it last week, so no prizes for guessing who heads the March manager of the month table. Nine of their eleven players contributed, and they took full advantage of the inevitable Manchester City goal blitz against Villa. Although it probably could and should have been even more convincing. WWM’s City contingent scored 37 of their 89 point total. And it moves them into the top 10. In two weeks they’ve climbed fourteen places and to within 40 points of Europe. There’s still hope.

The first round of the Buckets Cup saw early exits for Rocky Ba Bauer and Atletico Chappers. And there’ll be a new name on the trophy as Sergio Five 0 were knocked out by FC Caligula. Progress to the quarter finals wont be easy for our league leaders as they’ve been drawn against The Golden Boys, who posted their best score for sometime, helped by a triple captain Aguero. See the full round two draw on the cup link.

 

Player of the week – Dimitri Payet – 13 points. His first award.

Bargain of the week – Joshua King – 13 points. Condemning Newcastle to the Championship.

Donkey of the week – Juan Mata – -2 points. He’s not meant to get sent off.

Goal of the week – Harry Kane. His first contender.

Gameweek 29 preview

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

 

The second round of the Buckets Cup has thrown up a few interesting ties. Second placed Your Ad Here will play fourth placed Atletico Chappers, and current leaders, FC Caligula, take on cup holders Sergio Five 0. The lowest ranked team left in are Bish Bosh Goal. They face a tricky task against top four bothering Pretty Schitty City. The tie between Crazylegs and Rico United guarantees a bottom ten team in the quarter finals.

Those midweek scores were a bit of a nightmare. How have Manchester City and Arsenal become the two most unreliable teams in the league? I mean, you know what you’re going to get out of Villa, Newcastle and Norwich. You know not to go anywhere near. We don’t need to be agonising over dropping Aguero or Ozil. Particularly with both Arsenal and City due to play in next week’s reduced fixture schedule.

City should get back to winning ways immediately. Surely it can’t be four successive defeats at home to Aston Villa? It might even be a week to consider the triple captain. When City spanked Newcastle 6-1 back in the autumn, Sergio Aguero scored 75 points for Romeo’s Honda Van. We could have a repeat performance.

A spate of injuries has hit Arsenal at the worst possible time. It appears Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny will both miss the next couple of games, the first of which is the North London derby. There’s no need to rush to any rash decisions on Spurs players just yet, despite their defeat at West Ham in midweek. For starters, it is only one defeat, not three in four like City or Arsenal. And they also line up in next weeks’ reduced schedule….against Villa.