|1||Neil Madrid||Neil Strong||44||1,389|
|3||Upper Bullens||Andy Taylor||38||1,342|
|4||Pescara Rangers||Stewart Pope||45||1,333|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.