Gameweek 16 results

December 11, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
66 968
2  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 934
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
60 912
4  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
52 901
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
58 889
6  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 884
7  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 880
8  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
72 876
9  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
59 875
10  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 868
11  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
64 867
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 867
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
68 847
14  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
51 847
15  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
30 843
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
61 835
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
46 835
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
40 829
19  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
71 828
20  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
53 826
21  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
49 824
22  same Rico united
JASON REACHER
51 818
23  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
55 817
24  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
30 816
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
69 814
26  same Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
54 811
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
55 805
28  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
47 803
29  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
56 803
30  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 803
31  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
64 802
32  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
56 799
33  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
62 798
34  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
45 788
35  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
22 782
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
37 780
37  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
75 780
38  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
52 777
39  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
67 777
40  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 774
41  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
40 753
42  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
58 749
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
36 735
44  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
34 734
45  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
66 733
46  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
40 723
47  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 710
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
42 698
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
45 676
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
47 601

 

Manager of the week – To Elland Back – Alan Hardy – 75 points

It definitely wasn’t the week for changing your team. You didn’t need to get Philippe Coutinho in and you didn’t need to get rid of Harry Kane. The Liverpool player, along with Roberto Firmino, was inexplicably left out of their squad for the Merseyside derby, having between the pair of them scored five in Europe in the midweek. The omens were with Kane and Spurs this week, having beaten Stoke by four goals in each of the last four games they’ve played against each other. This 5-1 victory included two goals for the games most frustrating player, who is still somehow second in the overall scoring charts. To Elland Back triple captained him, which almost guarantees you manager of the week status if you pick the right man.

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

It was Son who really shone for Spurs though. Last season it took him a while to get going and similarly this time round it’s only now he’s getting a run of games that he’s starting to contribute decent points returns. It looks like he might permanently fill that third attacking midfielder berth behind Kane in the Spurs line up as he did to great effect for the second half of the previous campaign. And at £7.9 million he’s a decent price for another midfield headache.

Bargain of the week – Steve Mounie – 13 points

Mounie’s only other two goals of the season came in week one. Nothing has happened since – not even an assist. We get frustrated by Harry Kane’s week on week off schedule. This bloke’s working to a week on, 15 weeks off schedule. Remember to pick him again in gameweek 31.

Twat of the week – Marvin Zeegelaar – -2 points

A short lived honeymoon period for the once unknown Watford defender of five gameweeks ago. The impressive run of four games, two assists, two clean sheets and three bonus points has now been brought to a shuddering halt by one red and a three game ban. We may never see him again.

Goal of the week – Jermain Defoe. See what happens when you pick him.

No vid though?! Again?

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Gameweek 24 results

February 6, 2017

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
71 1353
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
88 1347
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
51 1335
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
55 1331
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
77 1322
same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
64 1293
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
78 1288
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
60 1284
down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
60 1279
10  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
54 1268
11  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
60 1268
12  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
66 1251
13  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
42 1250
14  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
57 1244
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
53 1242
16  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
43 1241
17  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
49 1241
18  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
72 1239
18  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 1239
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
43 1224
21  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
70 1224
22  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
35 1223
23  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 1223
24  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 1222
25  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
48 1215
26  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
45 1203
27  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
67 1197
28  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
78 1186
29  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
44 1185
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
51 1181
31  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 1172
32  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
43 1170
33  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
44 1158
34  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
47 1155
35  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
35 1149
36  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
41 1131
37  up jetty city
scott mcgow
97 1130
38  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
51 1125
39  same FTM
Stu Smith
49 1119
40  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1118
41  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
56 1106
42  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
81 1103
43  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
56 1095
44  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
79 1094
45  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
53 1093
46  up Dj daz
darren frankland
67 1082
47  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
53 1071
48  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
50 1019
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
30 1004
50  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
58 983
51  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
47 975
52  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 971
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
70 962

 

Jetty City, for the second consecutive week, win manager of the week. They were the only team to manage a 50+ score during the drab midweek. This weekend they almost hit a century. Had they played their perfect XI or played their bench boost they’d have got past the 100 point mark and achieved the highest weekly score.

They were one of the few teams who went with a Lukaku/Defoe double pronged attack, captaining the Belgian, and picking up 55 points from their strike force along. That’s more points from two players than most teams managed with their full XI – the teams that unluckily had neither striker in their line up. There were plenty of teams carrying Lukaku, most notably our top two, Aquamar and When Harry Met Alli, who both handed him the armband.

Aquamar were involved in the biggest tie of the preliminary round of the Buckets Cup, coming up against sixth placed Kebab Eaters United and triumphing 71-64. It’s unlucky on Kebab Eaters who were the second highest scoring losers of the round. Shoelace crept through scoring only 35 points to Bazza 28 United’s 30. No Fuchs Given and 4 Fuchs Ake’s victories have set up a Fuchs derby in the first round proper, whilst the closest tie of the round saw Hedgehog’s beat Uriah’s on goals scored, 5 to 4 – Lukaku the difference again. All results and revised first round draw are on the Buckets Cup page.

 

Player of the week – Romelu Lukaku – 21 points. Cue kneejerk Lukaku transferring across the board.

Bargain of the week – Lamine Kone – 13 points. Palace doomed.

Donkey of the week – Jeff Hendrick – -2 points. He lasted six minutes.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard.

Gameweek 23 preview

January 31, 2017

Arsenal v Watford
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Leicester
Middlesbrough v West Brom
Sunderland v Spurs
Swansea v Southampton
Liverpool v Chelsea
West Ham v Man City
Man Utd v Hull
Stoke v Everton

 

Its the last gameweek in January. By Wednesday evening we will know our January manager of the month. We’ll also know the ten teams joining FC Caligula in the first round proper of the Buckets Cup. That draw will be made and published on the Cup page ahead of gameweek 24 which kicks off on Saturday.

The final of the cup will take place in gameweek 29 – so to get there you’ve got to negotiate gameweek 26 – which now has a reduced schedule due to it being League Cup final weekend. Manchester United and Southampton’s fixtures have been cancelled giving them, and Manchester City and Arsenal, a week off. Forward planning needed. Probably even from now. I’m sure there are many teams carrying both Zlatan and Sanchez. They’re the most owned attacker and midfielder in the game. Positioning yourself for a two free transfer week is a must. The wildcard is much better utilised for the double gameweeks up ahead. Gameweek 28 will see another reduced week as it’s FA Cup quarter final weekend, although it’s debatable as to whether there’ll be any Premier League teams left in it the way things are going. Sutton v Lincoln final all the way.

Last season the double gameweeks popped up at 34 and 37 due to the gaps in the fixture caldendar. I’ve no idea whether that will be repeated this season. It depends on how well our teams perform in Europe I suppose. With three of the four teams sitting out gameweek 26 still involved in European competition, we may have to wait that long.

The transfer window will close midway through this gameweek. It’s notable the amount of players that have swapped one Premier League side for another. All could come into future contention. Morgan Schneiderlin, Jeffrey Schlupp, Saido Berahino, Tom Carroll, Oumar Niasse and Tom Cleverley should get more game time at their new clubs. Their lack of action has seen their values drop. Schneiderlin (£4.6m) and Berahino (£6m) look particularity attractive.

Robert Snodgrass has been a permanent fixture in and around the top 10 midfielders since the season started. You’d think more assist points would be on the table providing balls to Andy Carroll than there would be hoping Adama Diomande gets his 50p head pointing in the right direction.

Patrick Van Aanholt has jumped out of the frying pan – although you have to say he does have better players around him at Palace. He played well under Allardyce at Sunderland, and in the same way he provided many an assist for Jermain Defoe (who’s going to do that now?), he may be the key to Christian Beneteke getting a few more goals.

 

Gameweek 22 preview

January 20, 2017

Liverpool v Swansea
Bournemouth v Watford
Crystal Palace v Everton
Middlesbrough v West Ham
Stoke v Man Utd
West Brom v Sunderland
Man City v Spurs
Southampton v Leicester
Arsenal v Burnley
Chelsea v Hull

We all want Diego Costa to play – that is, those of us who decided to give him another week to calm down and realise the error of his ways. It’s a home tie against Hull. There’s rich pickings there. Alternatively it gives you a nice chunk of money with which to redesign your squad. The pounds have been dropping off Costa since his suspension four gameweeks ago. Close to 700,000 managers decided not to keep him and his value fell by £0.3 million. With the news breaking on Saturday morning of his latest indiscretion nearly another 300,000 managers decided enough was enough. And it had all been going so well. His value is down to £10.6 million from a season high £11 million. It seems destined to tumble further and yet whatever your left with annoyingly isn’t enough to purchase Zlatan or Kane. You can buy every other striker in the game – just not the two you really, really want.

The next best affordable option is Jermain Defoe. Sunderland may go down this season, but that doesn’t rule Defoe out of being a prized fantasy asset. He scored a third of Sunderland’s goals last season and he’s got just over half of them so far this season. If his scoring continues at the same rate he’s going to end up with at least 20.

Romelu Lukaku is the pound for pound option. At £9.6 million it wouldn’t leave you with much to invest elsewhere, but it may guarantee you a lot of goals. Lukaku’s form has been Kane like in it’s inconsistency. Scoring in patches in between looking bored. But – Everton arguably have the best run of fixtures, and should be buoyant off the back of their dismantling of Manchester City.

Liverpool haven’t had a great January, but this Swansea team love conceding. And they’re very good at it. This should be the game where the Reds get back to winning ways. Liverpool players have permanently featured on the first page of the FPL form charts. Not at the moment though. Lots of managers need Firmino, Lallana and Coutinho to start finding the net again.

Of course, Chelsea are an obvious clean sheet bet. Captain Alonso again. And always bear in mind Burnley’s shocking away form. They’ve scored just three goals on their travels. So Arsenal defenders should come into the reckoning – and they could be keepers with a fairly kind run of fixtures on the horizon.

Gameweek 13 preview

November 24, 2016

Burnley v Man City
Hull v West Brom
Leicester v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v Sunderland
Swansea v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v Spurs
Watford v Stoke
Arsenal v Bournemouth
Man Utd v West Ham
Southampton v Everton

Can Chelsea keep seven consecutive clean sheets? Their defence is in for it’s sternest test since they shipped three to Arsenal back in September. Tottenham are still unbeaten, and Harry Kane is back and has scored four of Spurs’ last five goals. Three of those have been penalties, so they’ve got their diving boots on. It’s worth remembering Spurs’ pretty shocking record against Chelsea though. There have been no victories at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League and only six victories in the last sixty encounters. Spurs have the league’s stingiest defence, but all their good clean sheet work was done early in the season. It’s been seven games since they last had a shut out. The odds seem to be in Cheslea’s favour, unless Spurs get a pen.

All of a sudden Liverpool’s home tie against Sunderland isn’t the banker it might have been a few weeks ago. Sunderland have an in-form strike force and Liverpool still can’t be relied upon to keep a clean sheet. Their two previous clean sheets have both come in 0-0 draws. If Liverpool score, they tend also to concede. You should probably expect both of those things to happen on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero continues to frustrate. He’s working on a two weeks on/three weeks off rotation at the moment. You just know that as soon as you cut ties he’ll do what he’s meant to do and hit a double figure score. His previous three big scores have all come in convincing victories away from home. Maybe this is another one of those weeks. You have to question whether he’s worth the outlay? Both Jermain Defoe and Etienne Capoue have scored more than Aguero. Their combined price is cheaper than the £13.2 million you’d have to fork out for him this week.

We’re a third of the way through the season and we’re one weekend from knowing who the November manager of the month is. Here’s the table…

up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
51 128
down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
32 119
up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
54 114
up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
44 112
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
52 112
up FTM
Stu Smith
52 110
down Cooksters
Peter Cook
33 107
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
66 106
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
40 106
10  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
54 105
11  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
56 103
12  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 102
13  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
58 101
14  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 101
15  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 101
16  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
45 100
17  up Dj daz
darren frankland
46 100

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