Gameweek 4 results

September 3, 2018

1  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
64 288
2  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
45 271
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
48 268
4  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
56 267
5  up King raggg
Steven Darling
61 263
6  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
52 262
7  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
44 262
8  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
55 259
9  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
50 257
10  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
53 253
11  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
24 252
12  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
57 252
13  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
46 251
14  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
36 249
15  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
48 249
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
43 244
17  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
48 241
18  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
47 240
19  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
51 240
58 238
Adam Burnett
52 236
22  up Kompany & Co
52 236
45 235
24  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
53 235
25  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
53 234
26  up FTM
Stu Smith
53 230
26  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
53 230
28  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
40 229
29  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
26 226
30  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
59 224
31  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
36 218
32  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
38 215
33  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
46 214
34  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
48 213
35  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
60 211
36  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
46 209
37  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
53 207
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 206
39  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
34 199
40  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
42 199
41  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
52 198
42  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
36 193
43  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
44 186
44  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
20 185
45  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
46 183
46  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
33 180
47  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
40 180
48  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
54 176
49  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
34 172
50  down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
31 169
51  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
32 166
52  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
45 161


Manager of the week – Perfidious Albion – Andrew Swift – 64 points

Two MOTW awards and one MOTM in the opening four gameweeks and into the top 30,000 in the world for Albion. The score could have been so much better with another 12 points possible from their benched players. Albion opted to replace Richarlison with Hazard, which should bode well for future weeks given Chelsea’s fixture run. Hazard has contributed a goal or assist in every game so far which is more impressive when you consider he’s only started two of them. Pretty much everyone else in the world chose to replace Richarlison with Theo Walcott. The curse of the most transferred-in-player strikes again – Walcott limped off before the hour mark and collected only one point. Which is three more than Richarlison did last week, so if you made that move, look at it from that point of view. The expected Aguero double hat trick didn’t materialise either, but at least the assist came which made some scores look more respectable than they otherwise would have been.

Player of the week – Cedric Soares – Southampton – 12 points

His starting value cheapness and the outside chance of some Southampton clean sheets tempted a lot of people in at the season start. But with 2 points in three games and the Saints defence looking pretty porous, many managers were losing interest pretty quickly. Then this.

Bargain of the week – Philip Billing – Huddersfield Town  – 9 points

The most impressive of the £4.5 million midfielders has made four starts, lasted the full 90 in each and now has a goal to his name. Billing is actually the top scoring midfielder in the £5 million and under price bracket with only four other players bettering his total at £5.5 million.

Twat of the week – Marcus Rashford – Manchester United – -2 points

Needs to play more for this to be of any concern to anybody.

Goal of the week – Kyle Walker.


Manager of the week – We Are Ayling – Paul Murray – 69 points

They were ailing. But not so much anymore, climbing six places and to within easy reach of mid table. I dare say there were some among us who’d grown tired of Harry Kane. A price drop reflected that. Yet, August is over. Ayling captained him and reaped the benefits of his two goal haul. Leroy Sane, in and out of the Man City team, added an unexpected 13 points with two sublime goals.

Player of the week – Pascal Gross – 18 points.

Brighton’s season is finally underway. Their first win largely down to their German attacking midfielder who could be a good bet for a regularly picked, semi-consistent, lower to mid-priced goal threat. But for games against Arsenal and Everton, six of the Seagulls next eight fixtures have potential for wins and points.

Bargain of the week – Jamal Lascelles – 15 points

Something’s up. A second successive week with a Newcastle defender among the highest scorers. Matching Ciaran Clark’s performance from the last gameweek, Lascelles scored, kept a clean sheet and bagged top bonus marks.

Twat of the week – Sadio Mane – -2 points

This three game ban should start a mad transfer scramble. Whilst possibly allowing a way back into the Liverpool team for Philippe Coutinho.

Goal of the week – Leroy Sane.

Gameweek 4 results

September 13, 2016

up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
79 249
up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 238
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
80 232
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
59 230
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 229
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
53 228
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 226
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
39 223
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
57 219
10  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
63 217
11  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 217
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
49 216
13  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
43 210
13  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 210
15  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
38 210
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
51 208
17  down FTM
Stu Smith
43 206
41 204
19  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
46 204
19  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 204
21  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
41 203
22  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
36 201
23  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
44 199
24  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 195
25  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
32 194
26  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
38 192
27  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
61 189
28  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
62 186
29  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
56 186
30  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
52 185
31  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
16 185
32  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
29 184
33  up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
60 183
34  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
39 183
35  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
44 182
36  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
62 181
37  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
48 181
38  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
31 180
39  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
35 179
40  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
56 176
41  down RICO UNITED
46 172
42  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
55 169
43  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 166
44  new Dj daz
darren frankland
33 163
45  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
46 161
46  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
32 160
47  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
41 158
48  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
54 152
49  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
23 146
50  new Big White Chiefs
david frankland
65 141
51  down jetty city
scott mcgow
56 137
52  down Pepe Le Blue
29 136
53  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
38 117


Normal service has been resumed. It was an eventful run up to the gameweek – what with nearly everyone buying someone and breaking their transfer record to do it. I could have spent the entire preview piece going through the new signings and who might make an impact. As it happened, most made their debuts from the bench, and hardly any scored big points. Sadio Mane, Steven Defour and Christian Benteke appear on page one of the highest weekly scores – they’re the only three.

The main talking point was the ban handed out to Sergio Aguero following the elbowing incident against West Ham before the international break – and the fact that it was ahead of the most blown out of all proportion/anticipated game of the early season. Three matches in total – but only two Premier League gameweeks – the other game being City’s League Cup tie against Swansea next week. Over a million managers across the game dispensed with his services, although I have noticed him lingering on a few Buckets benches. You might have expected Zlatan to be the player most other managers turned to, but Alvaro Negredo was ahead of the Manchester United striker as the most transferred player in. Closely followed by Diego Costa. Of those three, it was the Chelsea madman who contributed the most points. It’s also worth noting he picked up his third booking in four games. He may be the perfect replacement for Aguero, whose return from suspension could well coincide with a ban for Costa for reaching five yellows.

The perfect replacement, however, would have been Romelu Lukaku. Not many people took a punt on the Everton striker. Not scoring a league goal for six months probably had something to do with that. When Harry Met Alli, nO fucHs given and Uriah’s were the main beneficiaries of Lukaku’s 11 minute hat trick. Uriah’s and nO fucHs made him captain – thus contributing 34 points to their score. Everton players added another 14 points to Uriah’s total enabling them to jump over 20 places and into the top 10 off the back of just one game.

When Harry Met Alli jumped nine places to move to the top of the table employing both Costa (as captain) and Lukaku. Their 41 points contribute towards a total of 79 which was the second highest total of the week. The highest weekly scorers were To Elland Back. Their 80 points catapulted them 23 places from 26th to third. They also handed Costa the armband and he was ably assisted by Robert Snodgrass, Roberto Firmino and Harry Kane who also all found the back of the net.

We’ve two new recruits, which has expanded the prize pot and slightly altered the cup format, so check the relevant links to see those updates. That’s the deadline for new admissions. We’ve 53 managers – that’s amazing. It’s even created a page two relegation zone on the website.*


Player of the week – Heung Min Son – 19 points. Crushing Stoke, the early season whipping boys.

Bargain of the week – Etienne Capoue – 13 points. Three goals in four games!!!

Donkey of the week – Robert Huth – -1 points. Remember, they couldn’t keep a clean sheet for the first half of last season either.

Goal of the week – Steven Defour. A good week this week.


*No-one will actually be relegated – don’t worry.

Gameweek 4 results

August 31, 2015

1 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 34 203
2 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 50 196
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 52 192
4 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 42 191
5 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 35 190
6 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 39 187
7 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 43 186
8 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 42 185
9 Below Par Paul Bentz 38 181
10 What’s Up????? DEAN CRIPPS 49 178
11 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 34 177
12 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 47 176
13 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 40 172
15 Howayman Mark Bromham 41 171
16 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 54 169
17 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 165
18 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 41 162
19 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 29 160
20 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 46 160
21 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 39 159
22 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 51 158
23 SS3 FC Paul Murray 42 158
24 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 47 156
25 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 49 156
26 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 36 155
27 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 28 155
28 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 45 154
29 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 28 153
30 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 48 151
31 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 40 151
32 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 43 149
33 Ciderheads Darren Pope 27 148
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 37 147
36 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 25 147
36 Init fc Mustafa khan 27 147
38 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 29 144
39 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 36 139
40 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 28 134
41 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 20 133
42 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 133
43 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 36 130
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 28 130
45 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 42 119


Despite their poorest scoring week of the season, greensmeansbusiness hang on at the top to claim the first manager of the month prize. So, congratulations to them. Their 14 point lead was reduced slightly, but most of the chasing pack had equally disappointing returns, and so were unable to catch our leaders.

In fact, none of us are posting mega-scores. Seven teams broke the 60 point barrier last week. Only one has achieved that feat this week, and with 62 points, Rico United, another newcomer, wins the weekly award. Rico transferred in Eliaquim Mangala to complete the necessary triumvirate of City players, who between them contributed 30 points to their overall total. City remain unbeaten and unbreached, with eight of their players in among the highest scorers. Although that doesn’t include Sergio Aguero, who drew another blank this week – the week in which most of the world made him captain. Which may explain the low scoring. There have been stand out obvious picks for captain choices in each gameweek, and none of them have brought home the bacon.

The international break can’t come soon enough for most of the league. City, Palace, Leicester and Swansea occupy the top four positions – an order that no-one would have predicted at the start of the season. United’s defence conceded for the first time, and only Sunderland have conceded more that Chelsea. It appears West Ham will only perform away from home against the top six. Bear that in mind for their trip to the Etihad in gameweek six. Liverpool, at home against the Hammers, seemed nailed on for another clean sheet to continue their steady start to the season. That 3-0 defeat probably cost a lot of managers a lot of points.


Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 16 points. Posted last season’s highest weekly score, and is back on the roll of honour again.

Bargain of the week – Scott Sinclair – 14 points. A midfielder playing up top with 5 goals in 2 games. Worth a punt?

Donkey of the week – Steven Whittaker – -3 points. Five sent off in one week. Whittaker wins courtesy of being a stupid, dumb defender.

Goal of the week – Yann  M’Vila. Our first perfectly executed free kick winner of the season. Goal comes at 12s in.


Gameweek 4 review

August 28, 2015

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

We’ve almost reached the end of that four game stretch up to the first international break. It felt like a nice cut off point to get to and to reassess, but certain players just aren’t cutting it, and it’s evident that some managers have already started to lose patience. In the immediate aftermath of last weekend’s matches, judging by some sudden price increases and decreases, it looks like there has already been a heavy bout of wildcarding.

And it’s the defending Champions and last season’s highest FPL scorers and best defence that are bearing the brunt of manager’s frustrations. No Chelsea player has gained in value, and of their regular starters, only Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta and Diego Costa have retained their starting price. Eden Hazard has never been so unpopular – dropping in value by £0.1 million (although he’s still owned by over 40% of managers). Next on the shitlist are the misfiring Manchester United attack.

But, just when you didn’t want Wayne Rooney to bang in a hat trick – he goes and bangs in a hat trick – against Bruges in the Champions League midweek qualifier. Could that be the start of a run of goals? What might United’s weekend fixture against Swansea bring? It’s arguably the toughest of their opening four. Are they only capable of multiple scoring in European matches? Well, Swansea is in Wales, so…

Contrast that with the ever increasing values of their sky blue rivals. Peculiarly, Sergio Aguero, who is hardly up and running himself, has seen his price rise by £0.2 million in the last week, probably in anticipation of a hatful against Watford at the Etihad this weekend. It’s likely to have been Hazard and/or Rooney making way to accommodate him. Of City’s regular starters, only Mangala and Navas have failed to add anything to their price.

Gameweek four brings August to it’s conclusion and we’ll find out our first manager of the month. It’s early days, so there are still a load of teams in with a chance. GrievousAngelRangel, 3rd after gameweek two, fell to 13th after gameweek three. So, if you can fall 10 places in a week, you can easily climb that same distance too. Most of our top 10 seem to be scoring at the same rate, so it may take a crafty captain choice, an early chip gamble or a transfer punt to give you that edge over your rivals. Or all three.

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