Gameweek 23 results

February 2, 2017

up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 1286
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
31 1284
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
41 1276
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 1263
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 1245
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
28 1233
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
34 1228
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 1219
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
31 1214
10  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 1212
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
36 1210
12  down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
27 1208
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
29 1202
14  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
38 1198
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
30 1193
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
21 1192
17  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
30 1188
18  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 1187
19  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1185
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
32 1181
21  same RICO UNITED
32 1171
43 1171
23  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
43 1162
24  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 1154
25  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
30 1154
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
26 1152
27  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
46 1141
28  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
31 1134
29  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 1131
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
26 1130
31  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
32 1114
32  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
36 1114
33  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
30 1112
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 1108
35  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 1108
36  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
42 1090
37  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1084
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
41 1074
39  down FTM
Stu Smith
24 1070
40  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 1050
41  down Pepe Le Blue
30 1048
42  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
45 1039
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
52 1033
44  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 1022
45  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
20 1018
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 1015
47  down Dj daz
darren frankland
35 1015
48  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
33 974
49  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 969
50  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 940
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
36 928
52  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
28 925
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
36 892


One of those weeks where nothing happened – nothing came off. Only 19 goals scored. The average FPL score was a measly 35 points. Our manager of the week managed 52 – the only manager to break 50 points. Jetty City crept ahead of everybody else probably because they had Gylfi Sigurdsson in their side. The Swansea midfielder doesn’t appear in too many other Buckets teams. A good example of a differential paying off.

The only side in the top six that won were City, and we got sick of them weeks ago. No goals for United or Spurs, a stalemate with two unlikely scorers between Chelsea and Liverpool and worst of all, Arsenal messing up at home to Watford, who have been in terrible form of late. Thank goodness for the Alexis Sanchez assist. He appeared to be the popular captain choice again and the extra four points probably turned what could have been a really shit week into…a fairly shit week.

There were some interesting tactics employed in the race for the January Manager of the Month. The top two challengers played chips. Greenyteamy went for the bench boost and that garnered them an extra 12 points. Upper Bullens triple captained Harry Kane to the tune of 6 points – essentially two more than they’d have got had they just not bothered.  Disappointing on the one hand, but it was enough to get them over the line. Might they regret those choices come the double gameweeks? Here’s the final table.

up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 253
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 251
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 251
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 245
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 242
down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 240
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 240


Player of the week – Scott Dann – 15 points. That first Palace win under Allardyce had to come sometime.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 12 points. Burnley indestructible at home.

Donkey of the week – Jose Fonte – 0 points. West Ham always get hammered by Man City.

Goal of the week – David Luiz.


Gameweek 25 results

February 9, 2016

1 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 86 1,408
2 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 70 1,396
3 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 60 1,378
4 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 67 1,369
5 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 79 1,367
6 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 65 1,364
7 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 63 1,359
8 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 66 1,358
9 SS3 FC Paul Murray 51 1,336
10 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 49 1,334
11 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 72 1,333
12 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 55 1,331
13 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 61 1,320
14 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 55 1,316
15 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 56 1,313
16 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 53 1,311
17 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 44 1,309
18 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 62 1,307
19 Howayman Mark Bromham 58 1,306
20 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 50 1,301
21 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 62 1,300
22 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 50 1,298
23 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 60 1,295
24 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 61 1,295
25 Below Par Paul Bentz 61 1,283
26 Init fc Mustafa khan 49 1,283
27 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 55 1,269
28 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 57 1,266
29 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 64 1,257
30 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 47 1,256
31 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 50 1,253
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 60 1,232
33 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 56 1,217
34 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 42 1,214
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 56 1,200
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 60 1,148
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 87 1,140
39 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 45 1,140
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 41 1,129
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 49 1,107
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 78 1,088
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 42 995
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 43 965


The Baker Bum Boys win week 25 with 87 points. They played their wildcard to great effect, realising the current strength of the Saints defence and bringing in Jose Font to pay alongside Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld. Petr Cech was also transferred in. In the week he collected top bonus marks for his clean sheet. He’s now out clear at the top of the keeper charts. Mesut Ozil made a welcome return to form, and Diego Costa’s slight return to being a worthwhile fantasy player paid dividends, wearing the armband and picking up 18 points.

They beat Your Ad Here, who are our new leaders, by a point. YAH take their turn at the top of the tree ahead of FC Caligula. They drafted in Roberto Firmino who posted his third double figure score in five weeks. This moves him to the top of the overall form charts. A good week for Leicester, which admittedly is nearly every week, signals a good week for Pretty Schitty City. They bounced back into consideration, climbing up to fifth, and to within 10 points of the once seemingly uncatchable Golden Boys. Riyad Mahrez supplied 28 points as captain. His five week lean spell is well and truly forgotten. It’s three scoring weeks in succession, and his 10th double figure score.


Player of the week – Robert Huth – 16 points. 57 points in 7 weeks.

Bargain of the week – Maya Yoshida – 15 points. Bagged two bargain awards last season. Plays too occasionally to be a serious consideration.

Donkey of the week – Pablo Zabaleta – 0 points. Mahrez’d.

Goal of the week – Riyad Mahrez. Who else? Goal at 1m48s.

Gameweek 26 results

February 13, 2014

1 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 47 1,561
2 The Magico Rob Buttaci 52 1,513
3 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 37 1,507
4 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 46 1,495
5 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 85 1,492
6 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 55 1,485
7 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 43 1,485
8 Ciderheads Darren Pope 64 1,479
9 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 59 1,475
10 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 24 1,448
11 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 30 1,443
12 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 46 1,443
13 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 45 1,398
14 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 61 1,396
15 Kedah FA David Spinks 47 1,386
16 Have a little dink Ian Williams 56 1,380
17 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 41 1,376
18 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 62 1,363
19 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 54 1,347
20 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 102 1,330
21 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 45 1,323
22 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 29 1,299
23 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 31 1,298
24 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 30 1,275
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 41 1,259
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 24 1,159

The tube strike could have really messed with manager’s selections this week. Thankfully, it was called off, so those with Suarez and Sturridge could rest easy and pick their captains. Then it rained and got a bit stormy. So not so lucky were those with any combination of City, Everton, Palace or Sunderland players. If it had been Villa v Cardiff or Stoke v Swansea that had been postponed, no-one would have batted at eyelid. It wasn’t. We lost the City attackers, the Everton defence and the cheapo form players from Palace and Sunderland . Getting eleven men out on the pitch was the main concern, a feat which hardly any Buckets teams were able to manage, even with back up from the bench.

All but Biscuitmen, who not only fielded a full eleven, but also managed a mammoth 102 points. A good score in most weeks – exceptional in this. It pushed them up four places in the league. It’s a little too late for a title push, but does get them their bye into the first round proper of the cup, and also puts them way ahead in the February manager of the month table.

The other significant mover up the league this week – and maybe the only challenger to Biscuitmen’s assault on the monthly prize, are Neil Madrid. They were able to field nine men, and notched 85 points. Madrid leapfrogged five teams and now sit in 5th. They’ve been loitering around the 10th place spot for months, and as each week passed their hopes of a podium finish were becoming more and more faint. Now they’re title challengers again.

There were varying degrees of luck for the rest of the leading pack. Some were able to field as many as 10 men. Some, like Panza Grande, were unfortunate to only have seven in action. Rip Roaring Reds managed a ten man turn out, but were forced to rely on Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor off their bench. Neither player mustered a point. It would probably have been easier to take had they had a couple of non-playing squad members in back-up.

And yet, with only eight games going ahead, there were scores to be had, as proved by Madrid and Biscuitmen. Danny Sturridge is the new Luis Suarez. He’s scored in every game since his comeback from injury. Both Madrid and Buscuitmen employed him as captain. Emmanuel Adebayor justified AVB’s sacking a little more with another double. West Ham have kept four consecutive clean sheets. James Collins was their main man this week, getting his clean sheet points, full bonus marks and a goal in their defeat of Norwich. Jose Fonte continues to impress with another goal, bonus and clean sheet clean sweep. Arsenal’s defence recovered from their battering against Liverpool to keep out Manchester United. Those who’d left the Arsenal defence on the bench in the wake of the 5-1 thumping will have been pleased to see the other games cancelled, thus promoting them to the first team. All four Arsenal defenders picked up bonus marks.

Player of the week – Emmanuel Adebayor – 16 points. Where would Spurs be if he’d been playing from the start of the season?

Bargain of the week – James Collins – 15 points. West Ham take up the baton of the team with the best cheapo defenders.

Donkey of the week – Kolo Toure – -1 points. Another comical own goal.

Goal of the week – Nacer Chadli. Not much to choose from, and it’s questionable as to whether Newcastle were trying by this point, but…

Gameweek 2 results

August 27, 2013

1 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 52 140
2 The Magico Rob Buttaci 54 140
3 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 47 139
4 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 57 131
5 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 40 131
6 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 41 128
7 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 46 126
8 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 55 122
9 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 51 121
10 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 28 121
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 42 118
12 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 55 117
13 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 47 116
14 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 46 114
15 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 54 111
16 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 47 111
17 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 42 105
18 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 54 102
19 Have a little dink Ian Williams 40 102
20 Kedah FA David Spinks 32 100
21 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 43 99
22 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 39 99
22 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 43 99
24 Ciderheads Darren Pope 45 97
25 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 32 85
26 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 34 74

I can’t have been the only one to have taken a punt on Manchester City’s defence this week. What made the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Cardiff harder to take was the dispensing of Jose Enrique from my defence to accommodate Pablo Zabaleta. That’s Jose Enrique who kept a clean sheet and assisted Liverpool’s winning goal against Villa. I brought in Joleon Lescott too – for Ashley Cole. A much more sensible substitution given Chelsea’s fallow week next week and their match against United in this. That’s Ashley Cole who kept a clean sheet and picked up two bonus points. Brilliant.

The average weekly score was a relatively low 45 points. Probably something to do with there being only 16 goals scored, and three 0-0 draws on the scorecard. So the bulk of managers scores came from their defensive players. Hedgehog Corpse won the gameweek with 57 points. 27 of those points came from their three man defence and goalkeeper. It’s a score that’s lifted them from 10th to 4th, and in with a good chance of the first manager of the month award. Any of the top 15 or so teams has a chance of the award, with Crazylegs and The Magico in pole position with 140 points each.

The Magico managed 54 points, 30 of which came from their defence – 16 of those from their captain choice. It’s rare you see a defender picked as captain, and extra satisfying when it pays dividends. Kolo Toure managed 16 points for The Magico. Liverpool haven’t conceded yet. Neither have West Ham. Across those two defences only Simon Mignolet’s price has risen. West Ham don’t face a potential top 6 side till early October when they travel to Spurs. Juusi Jaaskelainen did finish as one of the joint second best keepers in the game last season and Sam Allardyce loves a clean sheet. But then, I should probably give up on making clean sheet predictions.

City’s defensive frailties – being forced to play Javi Garcia out of position with Kompany and Nastasic injured – played into Cardiff’s, and most notably, Frazer Campbell’s hands. The 5.5 million striker ended up as the weeks best player with his double. And this week highlighted the potential amongst some of the new boys. Hull bagged their first win and clean sheet. Robbie Brady scored from the penalty spot. His usefulness from set plays could see his price rise in the coming weeks.

Player of the week – Frazer Campbell – 16 points. Two good headed goals.

Bargain of the week – Jose Fonte – 11 points. A last minute equalizer and top bonus marks.

Donkey of the week – Fernando Torres – 0 points. Jose doesn’t like any of his forwards. Half an hour on the pitch, booked and 0.2 million less than his starting price already.

Goal of the week – Daniel Sturridge. Not much to choose form, but this was neatly taken.

Gameweek 7 results

October 8, 2012

1 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 61 425
2 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 77 403
3 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 56 395
4 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 54 389
5 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 71 375
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 73 374
7 Les Canaris David Spinks 72 367
8 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 61 364
9 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 64 363
10 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 39 362
11 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 51 360
12 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 45 352
13 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 37 348
14 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 48 347
15 Shadwell Town Ed Carter 52 344
16 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 57 344
17 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 75 343
18 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 62 341
19 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 53 331
20 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 38 329
21 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 42 328
22 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 58 327
23 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 40 323
24 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 48 321
25 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 38 320
26 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 44 315
27 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 53 308
28 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 54 297

So Man City kept a clean sheet. Time to get their season underway – well, maybe after the international break. For the first time this season the likely top 5 all won convincingly. City scored three without reply, United the same, Spurs beat Villa 2-0 to record their 4th consecutive win, and Chelsea and Arsenal, despite conceding first, swept aside Norwich and West Ham respectively.

We’ve had lots of big scores this week, with some 70+’s. Uriah Rennie win the weekly award, having majorly lucked out on their substitutions. Who’d have thought Jose Fonte would ever come up trumps for anyone. He helped Southampton to a deserved last-minute draw – and came off Uriah’s bench to replace the non-playing Ryan Bertrand, scoring 15 points. Thus turning what would have been a respectable 62 point weekly score into a pretty impressive 77 point weekly score. Rip Roaring Reds maintain their lead. In the slipstream of Uriah Rennie come a bunch of teams all leapfrogging their way into the top 10. Upper Bullens being one – remember – they were bottom of this league 4 gameweeks ago. Pescara, Panza and Les Canaris are all in good form, and all notched 70+ scores this week. And None of the Above hit 60+ for the third consecutive week. They were 25th just 3 gameweeks ago. This is good. This league is wide open.

  • Player of the week. Alexander Kolarov – 20 points. Great free kick. Should probably play every week.
  • Bargain of the week. Jose Fonte – 15 points. Quadrupled his points tally in one gameweek. Needed to, because he was playing alongside…
  • Donkey of the week. Jos Hooiveld – -2 points. Credited with one own goal, but actually got a touch on the other Fulham goal too. Ee-aw!

Goal of the weekend

Doesn’t happen often. Second consecutive week for Adel Taarabt.

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