1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
74 1871
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
74 1865
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
61 1843
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
53 1806
5  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
90 1777
6  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
32 1757
7  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 1736
8  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
73 1732
9  down FTM
Stu Smith
40 1721
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
65 1707
11  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
72 1681
12  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
37 1677
13  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
54 1676
14  same King raggg
Steven Darling
59 1676
15  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
42 1672
16  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
64 1666
17  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
77 1637
18  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
41 1632
19  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
37 1630
20  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
45 1630
21  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
60 1624
22  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
41 1623
23  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
62 1615
24  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
81 1613
25  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
61 1612
26  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
38 1604
27  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
27 1587
28  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
62 1581
29  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
42 1576
30  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
76 1575
31  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
53 1574
32  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
59 1566
33  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
50 1549
34  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
55 1548
35  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
53 1546
36  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
55 1543
37  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
49 1542
38  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
39 1540
39  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
64 1534
40  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
43 1525
41  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 1522
42  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
44 1521
43  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
61 1518
44  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
48 1512
45  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
46 1498
46  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
24 1470
47  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
88 1466
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
47 1452
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 1381
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
53 1347

 

Buckets Cup Final

The first silverware of the season has been won by The Craggy Islanders, who triumphed in the Buckets Cup by 74-53 over Neil Madrid. It’s the Islanders’ first cup success to add to their league title win of two seasons ago. Their weekly total enabled them to hold onto their lead at the top of the table and keeps them on course for the double. They built up a healthy lead on the Saturday with double figure returns from Ryan Fraser and Jamie Vardy and that lead was extended further with two more doubles from Sadio Mane and captain, Mo Salah. Neil Madrid, despite having Raheem Sterling in their ranks, couldn’t match that scoring. A Liverpool clean sheet and a contribution from Gonzalo Higuain was needed but wasn’t forthcoming. Congratulations to the Islanders

Manager of the week – Shoelace Untied – Caroline Strong – 90 points

Shoelace bag their second weekly high of the season and are firmly in contention for the top four, sitting just 29 points off Neil Madrid in the prize winning spots. Their 90 points came without a contribution from Raheem Sterling. but did include a canny captain punt on Jamie Vardy, as well as a fifth double figure haul from arguably the most reliable dead ball specialist in the league, Luca Milivojevic.

Player of the week – Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – 21 points

Raheem Sterling is the first player to post three weekly highs with his second hat trick of the season. He sits just five points behind Mo Salah now in the highest scoring player charts and whereas the Liverpool man may have been the favourite for most manager’s triple captain choice, his drastic drop in form and the recent swing in favour back towards City in the title race might force a change of tack.

Bargain of the week – Ayoze Perez – Newcastle United – 16 points

About this time last season Ayoze Perez went on a scoring run that helped lift Newcastle away from the relegation battle ahead of schedule – and saw them clamber up into 10th place. That might be about to happen again. Newcastle play next week’s blank and look likely to feature in one of the doubles – probably GW35.

Twat of the week – Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle United – -1 points

A good week for Perez and Newcastle was a bad week for Jamaal Lascelles. Hooked at half time with an injury and a booking and therefore playing no part in the comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2.

Goal oftnhe week – Anthony Knockaert. At 3m50s

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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.

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Gameweek 34 results

April 21, 2016

Sorry. Virtually impossible for me to write a complete update this week I’m afraid. The Premier League thought it’d be a good idea to stretch this round of fixtures out to Thursday evening, giving me no time at all from the results being published to cover everything, in what has probably been the highest scoring gameweek since records began. Gameweek 31 of the 2013/14 season saw all of a 26 team Buckets League score over 100 points. Early signs are at least that amount will hit triple figures this week.

The Kolarov Mane have probably posted the highest score – a mammoth 190 points – scoring 14 goals. That makes them the current holders of the highest weekly score prize, blitzing Romeo’s 126 points from gameweek 8. What had become a two horse race for the title has now opened up to include, potentially, another four teams. Maybe more. Not forgetting there’s another one of these double gameweeks on the horizon in GW37. Who knows who might come into contention then. It’s fair to say a few team’s seasons have ended with this week’s scores as well.

Lots of chips were played to great effect. Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez were the popular triple captain choices and both did the business. Aguero narrowly beat Sanchez to the highest weekly player score by a point. His 26 points is the highest of the season. Those that triple captained Aguero picked up a massive 78 points from him alone. No higher score has ever appeared against a players name for a weeks work. And there were loads of other impressive displays.

Heurelho Gomes saved two penalties and kept a clean sheet to score 19 points from Watford’s game against West Brom. He added another two points from their second fixture. That must be the highest weekly score for a keeper. Many gambled on Manchester United defenders, although not necessarily Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian, who added either goal, assist or bonus points to their clean sheets. Four – count them – FOUR Newcastle players posted double figure scores. Jamaal Lascelles was the bargain buy of the week. And even those that couldn’t field a team full of double gameweekers had the Tottenham express to fall back on. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen only need one game to hit double figures.

I hope to post the complete table before it disappears at the start of the next gameweek. I’ll be spending most of tomorrow urging my daughter to hurry up and get born so I can do that.

 

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 26 points. Most of which came against Chelsea, not Newcastle.

Bargain of the week – Jamaal Lascelles – 16 points. Too little too late.

Donkey of the week – Thibault Courtois – -1 points. Second red card and second time donkey.

Goal of the week – Aaron Cresswell. 

 

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 166 2,065
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 148 2,046
3 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 190 2,019
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 154 2,012
5 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 172 1,978
6 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 145 1,966
7 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 157 1,953
8 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 147 1,946
9 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 108 1,934
10 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 132 1,931
11 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 131 1,919
12 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 137 1,894
13 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 137 1,894
14 Init fc Mustafa khan 139 1,888
15 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 112 1,881
16 SS3 FC Paul Murray 98 1,876
17 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 136 1,864
18 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 67 1,861
19 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 129 1,859
20 Howayman Mark Bromham 113 1,852
21 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 156 1,848
22 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 111 1,848
23 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 61 1,844
24 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 90 1,838
25 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 91 1,828
26 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 111 1,816
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 115 1,809
28 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 70 1,804
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 101 1,787
30 Below Par Paul Bentz 82 1,775
31 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 138 1,757
32 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 86 1,739
33 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 141 1,733
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 114 1,721
35 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 117 1,713
36 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 52 1,700
37 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 79 1,684
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 49 1,628
39 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 118 1,621
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 105 1,616
41 Ciderheads Darren Pope 107 1,608
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 61 1,427
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 120 1,407
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 68 1,288

 

There you go – all a bit back to front this weekend. The site says that it’s still updating – I guess there’s a lot to update. Although I’m pretty sure this table is correct. We’ve 30 teams that have made it passed 100 points.

I might have jumped the gun on suggesting it was more than a two horse race. Caligula and Your Ad Here still look the most likely winners. Rocky Ba Bauer had taken over at the top by end of play on Sunday. Caligula and YAH’s Arsenal contingent came good on Thursday evening to propel them back out in front. The Kolarov Mane have hit their highest position. They have the momentum. They’re way out in front in the April manager of the month race. Shoelace posted the second highest score and find themselves in their highest league position just at the right time. It was a bad week for Atletico Chappers who have dropped out of contention, and GrievousAngelRangel, who were 40 points behind fourth place last week, but only managed 67 points this week to fall 140 points behind.

 

 

Gameweek 24 results

February 4, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 63 1,326
2 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 48 1,322
3 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 66 1,322
4 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 78 1,302
5 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 83 1,299
6 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 87 1,296
7 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 74 1,292
8 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 79 1,288
9 SS3 FC Paul Murray 91 1,285
10 When Harry met Alli Trevor Gordon 60 1,285
11 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 72 1,276
12 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 56 1,265
13 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 71 1,261
14 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 80 1,261
15 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 66 1,259
16 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 68 1,258
17 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 82 1,257
18 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 56 1,251
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 59 1,249
20 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 65 1,248
21 Howayman Mark Bromham 72 1,248
22 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 59 1,238
23 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 64 1,238
24 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 81 1,235
25 Init fc Mustafa khan 54 1,234
26 Below Par Paul Bentz 82 1,222
27 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 83 1,214
28 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 88 1,209
29 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 116 1,209
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 69 1,207
31 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 52 1,193
32 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 54 1,176
33 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 78 1,172
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 68 1,161
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 105 1,144
36 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 48 1,105
37 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 33 1,095
38 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 80 1,088
39 Ciderheads Darren Pope 57 1,088
40 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 69 1,058
41 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 48 1,053
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 43 1,010
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 53 953
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 48 922

 

We have two scores above a hundred this week in a high scoring week all round. Release The Hounds hit 105 points with only one player, Nathaniel Clyne, scoring nothing other than their appearance points. The front six scored 79 points between them, which included eight goals. I’m not sure what Kevin De Bruyne was doing as captain, but having Dele Alli as vice certainly helped.

Weekly winners however are The Hardy Boys who, with 116 points, have guaranteed their bye through to the first round of the cup and risen four places in the league. They are now within touching distance of the mid table scrum. Hardy Boys were helped by playing their bench boost to the tune of 13 extra points. The rest was made up largely from scoring seven goals and keeping five clean sheets.

It was a week on which most of the old faithful could be relied upon. All of the top seven teams kept a clean sheet. Ten teams in all didn’t concede. Most Buckets teams were able to keep at least three clean sheets. And at the other end Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Ross Barkley all netted twice. Barkley’s status as a midfielder edged him ahead of his rivals to collect the player of the week award.

Our top three have been pegged back a little further. The 49 point gap between fourth and first last week is now down to 24. A 49 point gap now encompasses the whole of he top 10. FC Caligula have finally dismounted Golden Boys from the top spot, but they and Your Ad Here should be looking over their shoulders. Atletico Chappers, Bisciutmen and Rocky B Bauer have all moved within striking distance.

 

Player of the week – Ross Barkley – 16 points. His second award.

Bargain of the week – Fraser Foster – 12 points. Four games back from injury – four clean sheets.

Donkey of the week – Jamaal Lascelles – -3 points. Classic defender’s bad week – three conceded and sent off into the bargain.

Goal of the week – Jamie Vardy. His third nomination, and Leicester’s fifth.

 

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