Gameweek 17 results

December 17, 2018

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
67 1087
2  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
68 1063
3  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
54 1049
3  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
47 1049
5  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
66 1013
6  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
63 1006
7  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
53 999
8  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
71 994
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
54 993
10  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
47 980
11  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
48 974
12  up King raggg
Steven Darling
55 969
13  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
39 964
14  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
60 964
15  up FTM
Stu Smith
60 960
16  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
46 949
17  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
56 944
18  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
58 936
19  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
44 919
20  same Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
44 916
21  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
56 913
22  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 906
23  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
37 904
24  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
54 900
25  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
45 899
26  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
61 891
27  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
34 889
28  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
42 887
29  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
74 881
30  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
48 878
31  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
46 873
32  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
59 872
33  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
43 871
34  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
48 868
35  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
46 868
36  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
47 864
37  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
58 864
38  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
70 862
39  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
41 860
40  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
64 852
41  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
52 837
42  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
44 831
43  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
42 830
44  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
33 824
45  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
54 822
46  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
63 807
47  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
52 793
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
48 788
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
51 758
50  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
36 733
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
35 712

 

Manager of the week – Salah Buffoon!!! – Jitesh Lakhani – 74 points

A second manager of the week award for Salah Buffoon!!! Their last, in GW8, helped them jump into the top 40 and came largely as a result of sticking the armband on Eden Hazard and reaping the rewards of a double figure haul. Ditto this week. Hazard’s first 10+ total in nine weeks has helped the Buffoons rise into the top 30. Hazard scored a goal and a noteworthy fifth assist in four games to help Chelsea to victory over Brighton. Chelsea’s good festive fixture run might enable Hazard to produce more of the same – although it does appear that he’s ended the week with a yellow flag next to his name.

Player of the week – Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal – 14 points

Bargain of the week – Danny Ings – Southampton – 13 points

Southampton’s impressive win over Arsenal provides both the player awards this week. Does this prove it’s better to pump more money into your midfield than it does into your attack? Danny Ings’ brace and top bonus comes in at 11 points to Mkhitaryan’s 12 (2 goals plus 2 bonus points), and so he somewhat unluckily, given the match result, has to settle for the bargain award.

The Arsenal side that looked so impressive in the North London derby haven’t fulfilled that fantasy point-scoring promise, particularly Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who many managers instantly transferred in as a result of his performance against Spurs. Mkhitaryan gave way at half time in that game and has only played 45 minutes in each of the games since, so it would have been hard to predict his involvement here, never mind the likelihood of him netting twice.

Attention may switch to Danny Ings again as it did in the early weeks of the season. The Southampton striker needs to stay fit having just come back from a six week lay off. He and Salomon Rondon appear to be the only viable sub £6 million striking options on the table at the moment.

Twat of the week – Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal – 0 points

And to complete the set. It’s not the return to first team action that Koscielny would have wanted, but worth noting that he lasted the full 90 minutes and starts at a reasonably priced £5.4million. You’d expect him to be a regular, maybe once the busy festive schedule is out the way, so definitely worth keeping an eye on. Arsenal need to improve defensively and maybe Koscielny will help them do that.

Goal of the week – Gerard Deulofeu. A game full of good goals…

…and no vid to prove it.

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Gameweek 38 results

May 23, 2017

up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
85 2315
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
80 2312
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
77 2274
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
110 2255
down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
87 2238
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
91 2221
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
91 2215
down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
70 2208
same Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
97 2175
10  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
84 2161
11  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
97 2157
12  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
75 2134
13  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
76 2123
14  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
80 2114
15  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
90 2107
16  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
80 2100
17  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
94 2093
18  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
77 2090
19  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
66 2076
20  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
76 2066
21  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
61 2063
22  up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
78 2051
23  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
66 2044
24  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
51 2027
25  up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
62 2024
26  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
100 2021
27  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
76 2017
28  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 2016
29  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
80 2008
30  up jetty city
scott mcgow
73 1979
31  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
73 1977
32  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
74 1968
33  same RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
77 1960
34  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
89 1958
35  up FTM
Stu Smith
92 1930
36  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
66 1907
37  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
68 1871
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
67 1869
39  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
68 1868
40  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
44 1866
41  same Dj daz
darren frankland
74 1857
42  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
65 1843
43  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
68 1822
44  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
79 1821
45  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
57 1810
46  same Big White Chiefs
david frankland
43 1742
47  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
40 1714
48  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
56 1705
49  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
71 1656
50  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
54 1655
51  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
49 1645
52  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
55 1638
53  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
59 1635

A typically crazy last week in which the Buckets league clocked up another couple of century scores. I’m pretty sure this season has seen more 100+ totals by our managers than any other. I suppose it helps there being 53 of us.

And all you had to do was concentrate on the top five. They scored 23 goals between them. The fixtures had fallen very kindly. As expected, Manchester City walloped Watford, Chelsea thumped Sunderland, Spurs annihilated Hull and Liverpool comfortably despatched of Boro. Even Arsenal, arguably with the trickiest tie, managed to hit three past Everton with ten men.

The four goals Harry Kane hit against Leicester on Thursday convinced many of us to go with him as captain. A simple choice – totally justified. His 17 points made him player of the week for the second week running and for the third time in total. Any combination of this supporting cast of usual suspects – Aguero, Hazard, Coutinho, Sanchez, Alli, De Bruyne, Pedro, Lallana, Jesus, Eriksen (the list goes on) – pretty much guaranteed you your 80+ score.

Kebab Eaters won the week, and fittingly, their 110 points was enough to see them jump into fourth place in the final table and claim the last cash prize. They pipped Edgbaston, who finished 5th for a second consecutive year. They should take some consolation in the fact they clinched the May manager of the month prize. Their record breaking total from last week virtually guaranteed the award, and despite the 87 points they achieved this week not being enough to hang onto fourth, it was more than enough to earn them a place on the role of honour. Here’s the May table…

same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
87 355
same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
91 336
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
110 331
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
80 329
same nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
90 329
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
85 325
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
97 324

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points. Pretty much guarantees his most valuable player status for next season.

Bargain of the week – Geoff Cameron – 12 points. Er!

Donkey of the week – Laurent Koscielny – -2 points. What was he thinking?

Goal of the week – Aaron Ramsey. Probably the first thing he’s done all season.

Gameweek 7 results

October 3, 2016

up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
57 410
down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
44 404
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
53 396
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
63 390
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
60 387
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
57 386
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
42 385
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
30 383
down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
44 381
10  up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
56 378
11  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
66 376
12  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
44 375
13  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
69 368
14  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
55 363
15  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
50 363
16  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
39 356
17  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
68 355
18  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
47 350
19  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
71 345
20  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
36 345
21  down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
30 341
22  up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
72 340
23  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
30 339
24  down FTM
Stu Smith
39 339
25  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 338
26  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
38 337
27  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
60 336
28  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
36 334
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
51 334
30  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
46 333
31  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
36 328
32  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 324
33  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
41 321
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
48 314
35  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
62 313
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
23 312
37  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
47 309
38  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
32 300
39  up jetty city
scott mcgow
46 298
40  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
55 297
41  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 296
42  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
31 294
43  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
41 293
44  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
38 292
45  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
41 291
46  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
26 276
47  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
35 271
48  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
23 270
49  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
23 266
50  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
35 263
51  same Dj daz
darren frankland
47 263
52  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
43 257
53  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
27 231

 

Top scorers this week are Yeboah’s Right Foot with 72 points. It’s a total that helps them climb 13 places to the top half of mid table. Diego Costa was the principal point scorer collecting 24 points as their captain. Costa was the popular armband pick this week against a vulnerable Hull defence already straining under the weight of two early season suspensions. Suspensions to players who’ve been playing in defence, but would otherwise probably be playing in midfield if Hull had anything like a proper squad of players.

It was also the right week to stay clear of Aguero as a lot of managers appeared to do – this despite a record of nine goals in his last eight games against Spurs. The City striker barely got a shot away on target as Spurs strode to victory. The remain unbeaten, carry the best defensive record, and in Heung Min Son, have the form player in FPL at the moment.

 

Player of the week – Laurent Koscielny – 15 points. Scored with the last handball of the game.

Bargain of the week – Joe Allen – 8 points. Points were spread about a lot this weekend.

Donkey of the week – Aleksandar Kolarov – -1 points. An own goal donkey.

Goal of the week – Dimitri Payet.

Gameweek 20 results

January 4, 2016

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 37 1,132
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 30 1,112
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 45 1,103
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 28 1,094
5 Howayman Mark Bromham 49 1,075
6 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 51 1,067
7 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 46 1,067
8 SS3 FC Paul Murray 56 1,065
9 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 43 1,065
10 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 37 1,062
11 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 53 1,060
12 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 31 1,059
13 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 33 1,057
14 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 29 1,054
15 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 21 1,054
16 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 31 1,050
17 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 39 1,045
18 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 43 1,042
19 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 37 1,041
20 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 50 1,039
21 Init fc Mustafa khan 41 1,035
22 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 51 1,025
23 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 38 1,021
24 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 42 1,018
25 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 29 1,012
26 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 46 1,010
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 35 1,006
28 Below Par Paul Bentz 35 1,006
29 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 42 1,006
30 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 38 1,000
31 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 41 997
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 30 975
33 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 52 973
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 35 932
35 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 41 930
36 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 37 925
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 43 921
38 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 56 902
39 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 51 900
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 43 889
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 19 866
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 52 847
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 49 777
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 43 740

 

Too much Christmas pud maybe? A low scoring week in which Release The Hounds and SS3 both scored 56 points to be in contention for the manager of the week award. SS3 become the first team to pick up three weekly awards, scoring one more goal than RTH. The fact that only Romelu Lukaku of our super six contributed anything extra may explain the low scores. Riyad Mahrez and Mesut Ozil even dared to add a minus score to their finishing totals. Mahrez missed a penalty and Ozil was booked.

Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech boosted SS3’s total. A risky punt on Cech as skipper yielded 20 points. SS3 may have expected a standard six point clean sheet haul, doubled to twelve. Thanks to Newcastle actually competing, Cech made six saves, which converted into two save points, which led to two more bonus points. The extra (possibly unexpected) eight points helped SS3 climb seven places in the table into the top ten and up to eighth.

 

Player of the week – Laurent Koscielny – 15 points. Toe poke and a clean sheet.

Bargain of the week – Jermain Defoe – 13 points. To move 7 points ahead of Villa.

Donkey of the week – Simon Francis – -2 points. Lasted less time than Geoff Cameron, and is owned by more people.

Goal of the week – Carles Gil. In a week of crackers…as much for the ridiculous headless chicken run that set it up.

 

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 67 2,194
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 38 2,120
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 60 2,113
4 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 49 2,071
5 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 70 2,065
6 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 74 2,063
7 Les Canaris David Spinks 48 2,061
8 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 53 2,004
9 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 66 1,974
10 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 39 1,963
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 24 1,961
12 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 57 1,949
13 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 51 1,942
14 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 56 1,940
15 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 60 1,924
16 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 60 1,919
17 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 39 1,917
18 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 55 1,879
19 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 51 1,862
20 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 56 1,844
21 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 52 1,800
22 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 30 1,798
23 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 39 1,746
24 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 28 1,668
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 31 1,641
26 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 18 1,632

Lots and lots to get through. Neil Madrid win the last weekly award with 74 points. It’s a total that pushed them up into 6th place and only 8 points of the 4th place spot. Panza Grande put in a good last week with 70 points. That wasn’t quite enough either – just 6 points short of 4th place. Both leapfrogged Les Canaris who dropped to 7th after a poor week, falling victim to City’s poor showing against, ironically, The Canaries. So the top 4 was as it was last week.

So congratulations to (Your Ad Here) who stumbled a little coming into the final few weeks of the season, after a blistering February and March, but were able to hold on to 4th place. Hedgehogs Corpse had a poor week, only managing 38 points, but the 33 point lead they had over Pescara was enough to make sure they hung onto 2nd place. Pescara closed that gap to 7 points with a Comfortable 60 point score. But the twice champs will have to be content with 3rd. They had Romelu Lukaku on the bench. Lukaku’s score of 16 points would have been enough to place them above Hedgehogs, and in 2nd. The ridiculous 5-5 between West Brom and United probably did for a number of managers. I daresay there were others who didn’t expect United to concede 5 to West Brom. Personally, I think that was a fix. What was the only Premier League record Fergie didn’t have – highest scoring draw. Well he does now. In his last game. Well done Fergie. Cheat. Check for dubious betting someone.

And congratulations to our winners – A Pint Of Fuller’s. They went to the top of the league in Gameweek 20. They held on to that lead for all but 3 of the next 18 gameweeks, and are our runaway champions.

The last manager of the month prize goes to Goodbutnosigurdsson. They made only 1 transfer this week – an enforced one – replacing Benteke with Berebatov. A good choice, as Berbatov chipped in with a goal. Fancy a Brouhaha? almost caught them. A different choice of captain may have grabbed them the prize. Instead GBNS win their second manager of the month award. So congratulations to them.

There were 36 goals this week, so plenty of points to be had. The 2 games that had something riding on them only gave us 1 goal each. The usual Gareth Bale – in from the right and on to his left 20 yarder – and for Arsenal, a 3 yard swivel from Laurent Koscielny. Good defensive points were available if you went all out North London – particularly Koscielny, who also bagged three bonus points. The reason that not too many managers scores went through the roof was down to the majority of the goals, assists and bonuses coming from largely unexpected sources. Kevin Nolan top scored. Nolan started the season well – his value rising to 6.9 from 6 million. He’s back at 6.1 due to an on/off 2013. Also contributing to various goal fests were Jack Rodwell, who appears in 0.4% of teams across the game, Alex Kacaniklic, James Morrison, Youssouff Mulumbu, Grant Holt and Ron Vlaar. Vlaar is the unexpected recipient of the last goal of the week prize aswell.

And that is that. I’ll be in touch with the various prize winners regarding dollar distribution. Check the Prize Money link for to see who won what. The Roll of Honour link has a full list of managers of the week, managers of the month, players, bargains, donkeys and goals of the week. The Cup and League roll of honour has been updated here too.

  • Player of the week – Kevin Nolan – 19 points. Hat trick and double figures for the season
  • Bargain of the week – Jack Rodwell – 15 points. The first and last time his name will ever appear here.
  • Donkey of the week – Jonas Olsson – -2 points. Scored one of United’s 5. Probably got paid for it.

Goal of the week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzDw1wSjkaM

Vlaar Villa.

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