Gameweek 16 results

December 11, 2018

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1020
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
56 1006
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 995
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
52 995
5  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
43 947
6  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
61 946
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
80 943
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
48 943
9  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
74 933
10  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
65 926
11  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
50 925
12  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
79 923
13  up King raggg
Steven Darling
68 914
14  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
48 904
15  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
45 903
16  up FTM
Stu Smith
69 900
17  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
34 892
18  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
63 891
19  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
47 878
20  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
37 872
21  same Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
40 867
22  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
63 866
23  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
57 857
24  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
44 855
25  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
41 854
26  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
36 850
27  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
64 845
28  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
64 832
29  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
30 831
30  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
68 830
31  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
66 830
32  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
56 828
33  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
70 822
34  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
37 819
35  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
48 817
36  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
37 813
37  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
53 811
38  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
49 810
39  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
29 795
40  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
52 792
41  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
50 791
42  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
46 788
43  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
73 788
44  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
40 785
45  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
42 772
46  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
59 744
47  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
64 744
48  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
47 741
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
47 707
50  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
37 697
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
47 685

 

Manager of the week – FC Caligula – Ajay Supeda – 80 points

From what I can see only two of us handed Mohamed Salah the armband this week. Caligula were the highest placed, now in 7th, and our highest scorers. Plenty of other teams had him but didn’t captain him, largely favouring Kane, who didn’t even start against Leicester. Lots of other teams don’t have him, having probably ousted him in recent weeks to buy Kane – or maybe Raheem Sterling. Caligula’s other 38 points were kind of cobbled together by a couple of clean sheets and just two more goals scored in another week where rotation caused mild panic and the need for a strong bench.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 21 points

It’s all about him this week. And it’s a massive headache for those that don’t have him. How many teams in that 35% are ghost teams? Teams that picked him and maybe even set him as captain from week one but haven’t bothered playing the game. I wouldn’t be fooled by that figure. More managers have transferred him out rather than in over the course of this season. Just in the last three weeks nearly 100,000 managers have rejected him, probably to afford Sterling or Kane. This is the kind of gameweek that makes those decisions look awfully dumb. He’s now top of the scoring charts – somehow?! Liverpool’s strength so far this season has been keeping clean sheets as opposed to running riot at the other end of the park. Salah’s scoring rate appears fairly similar to that of last season too. Explosive bouts of scoring weren’t his thing. It was consistent high single figure to low double figure scoring. There were rare blanks but also hardly any bonus. Check out his bonus scores for this season – just 5 points. That’s less that Huddersfield’s Chris Löwe. The answer is to lose one of your heavy hitters if you have more faith in Salah, make six transfers to squeeze him in around a team full of dross or just leave it as it is and hope for the best.

Bargain of the week – James Tarkowski – Burnley – 14 points

All of the Burnley back line were capable of these type of scores all the way through last season. They perfected the ability to chip in with the odd goal or assist while keeping a clean sheet and winning 1-0. Not so much this season. Joe Hart sits top of the saves table which tells you a great deal about the holes in their defence. Their immediate fixtures aren’t great, so this may turn out to be more of a one off rather than a corner turned.

Twat of the week – DeAndre Yedlin – Newcastle United – -3 points

Newcastle’s defence are even less popular than Burnley’s, despite being amid a decent run of fixtures and being more than capable of frustrating more attacking teams. Dodgy refereeing and last minute winners didn’t help their cause on Sunday, although neither did Yedlin deciding to rugby tackle Diogo Jota when clean through on goal.

Goal of the week – Robert Snodgrass. At 31s in.

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Gameweek 37 results

May 11, 2018

1  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
67 2209
2  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
88 2188
3  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
89 2184
4  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
93 2183
5  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
81 2167
6  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
51 2155
7  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
70 2139
8  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
62 2132
9  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
72 2119
10  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
108 2104
11  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
116 2094
12  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
60 2088
13  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 2084
14  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
57 2077
15  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
59 2075
16  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
50 2070
17  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
60 2060
18  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
59 2056
19  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
116 2049
20  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
76 2040
21  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 2030
22  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 2027
23  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
102 2024
24  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
80 2023
25  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
102 2018
26  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
92 2006
27  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
83 1997
28  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
69 1996
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
87 1992
30  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
49 1985
31  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
80 1981
32  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
103 1980
33  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
75 1978
34  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
66 1974
35  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
82 1964
36  up blakes11
Steven Darling
86 1944
37  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
75 1943
38  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
46 1925
39  down FTM
Stu Smith
47 1925
40  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
61 1847
41  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
61 1845
42  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
71 1833
43  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
32 1832
44  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
57 1827
45  same disco dancer
darren frankland
54 1818
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
72 1796
47  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
58 1770
48  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
96 1749
49  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
59 1702
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
69 1582

 

Manager of the week – Pure Buffoonery! – Jitesh Lakhani – 116 points

The gameweek which should probably have yielded the highest weekly score – didn’t. We did get a handful of managers passing the century barrier and all can consider themselves in with a good chance of picking up the last manager of the month award. Best team this week were Pure Buffoonery! who equaled It’sOnlyAGameFarke!’s 116 point total, but scored more goals – five to three. Both of these teams were bench boosted, and both had our player of the week. Although neither captained him. Had they, or any of the others with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in their teams done so, they’d be looking at our highest weekly score and May Manager of the month prize. They’d be out of sight with a triple captain punt. We almost entirely went with either Harry Kane or a Manchester City player. And that’s why we were all just bubbling under the 100 point mark rather than cruising past it.

And so we enter our final gameweek. Any of the top four could probably finish top. Any of the top six could probably finish top four. This unfortunately rules out Hornets who were top for so long. For a debut season in the game as a whole, not just in our league, it’s a fantastic effort. Only Chelsea and Liverpool have something to play for in the last gameweek. Southampton could still theoretically go down if they suffer a pasting at the hands of Manchester City, which in October I wouldn’t have ruled out. But even this season’s champions look like they’ve had enough for now and are winding down ahead of the World Cup. I’d expect as many full strength teams as possible, teams going bananas, lots of goalfests, and as a result maybe a few twists and turns as our Buckets season comes to a close.

Player of the week – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 23 points

Arsenal’s form has been so up and down with still no away win since the new year that their players were virtually ignored for this gameweek. And maybe rightly so given the 3-1 defeat to Leicester. Yet, maybe we should have all taken into consideration the last home game of the Wenger reign. A 5-0 thumping of Burnley produced four double figure scorers. Aubameyang finished the week – scoring their single reply against Leicester as well – with his 9th goal in thirteen games. One to watch from the off next season.

Bargain of the week – Adrian – 19 points

The big scores came from some unexpected places this week. Adrian kept two clean sheets, made a hatful of saves and picked up four bonus marks to finish as the second highest scorer. Of the bottom half teams playing twice managers tended to favour Swansea assets over the likes of Brighton, Huddersfield and West Ham. Wrong choice. Swansea are down. The Hammers, Terriers and the Seagulls are safe.

Twat of the week – James Tarkowski – -1 points

Burnley have done all that was expected of them and more this season by qualifying for Europe, so maybe their foot was off the gas a little. That combined with the last Wenger home game factor and an Arsenal win was kind of inevitable. Burnley will be disappointed to have conceded five, as will those stuck with Burnely defenders following their previous double gameweek appearance and no chips left to get rid of them.

Goal of the week – Mark Noble. 

 

 

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