Gameweek 7 results and September manager of the month

More chopping and changing at the top, as the Buckets League welcomes it’s fifth different leader in just seven gameweeks. Sterling Silva have had six consecutive green arrows, climbing the rankings week on week from almost four millionth in GW1 to their current high of just under 88k. They’ve made a single transfer every week, thus taking no hits and are yet to unleash their wildcard.

1
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
55 435
2
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
41 431
3
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 427
4
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 425
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
52 423
6
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
61 418
7
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 418
8
romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 417
9
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
52 415
10
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
66 415

Despite the consistency, it’s not enough to take the September prize. That award goes to Crazylegs XI. Their three week run has seen them rise from two millionth to around 466k – and up to just outside the top 10 of Buckets.

1
Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
66 218
2
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 194
3
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
55 194
4
romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 193
5
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 189

Our highest weekly score was achieved by Greeenteeeaam who reached 76 points with double figure contributions from Harry Kane as captain, Georginio Wijnaldum doing what his front three colleagues should have done and Ricardo Pereira, who rises to the top of the defender charts as a result of scoring for the second match in a row. Periera and the Leicester defence look a tasty prospect following the international break with a run of eminently winnable fixtures all the way through to mid December. Most of them are either at home and/or against teams outside the so-called big six.

Two players have registered attacking returns every week. Bizarrely, neither have had a price increase over their starting value. Callum Wilson was shipped out by a massive amount of managers over the first five gameweeks, until people started to sit up and notice that three assists and three goals is actually pretty good going. Wilson’s value has re-risen to £7.9 million, but had dipped from his £8 million starting price to £7.8 million. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has stayed on £11 million since week one. He has seven in eight games – and in the game in which he didn’t score – he assisted. Maybe too many of us were too interested in Pukki to look at Wilson and too desperate to fill up on City players to consider Aubameyang. It’s worth noting Aubameyang’s run of fixtures too. This run could last until Christmas.

 

October Manager of the Month – David Caldicott – Crazylegs XI – 218 points

Manager of the week – Adam Greenwood – Greeenteeeam – 76 points

Player of the week – Matt Doherty – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 15 points

Bargain of the week – Jorginho – Chelsea – 11 points

Twat of the week – Serge Aurier – Tottenham Hotspur – -2 points

Goal of the week – Anwar El-Ghazi. 3m15s in.

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Gameweek 4 and August Manager of the Month

The Mindless Morons have hung on. And by a safe distance. And by doing something that no other fantasy player has ever done – gaining from points scored by Jordan Ayew. The Morons have a lot to thank Palace for. Aswell as Ayew, PVA pulled in another clean sheet, a score that’s taken him to the top of the defender charts. Sergio Aguero and, at last, a clean sheet from Andy Robertson, were the other notable contributors. Sergio’s price has risen. It’s amazing it’s taken so long for him to increase his value by £0.1 million, given he’s the game’s current top scorer and has returned in every gameweek.

1
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
58 269
2
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
65 259
2
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
51 259
4
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
57 252
5
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
78 250
6
The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
73 249
7
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
73 245
7
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
73 245
9
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
53 244
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
70 241

It was another bumper week for goals and although clean sheets were thin on the ground again, City and Liverpool shut their opponents out, so Buckets back lines contributed more than in the first three weeks. Those who kept patience with the likes of TAA, Robertson, Zinchenko etc have finally got their reward.  It was a high average score as a result and the 87 points posted by Rip Roaring Reds was the best of the week. The Reds prospered due to 51 points from their City assets, and another player finally coming good, Youri Tielemans. There’ll be more to follow from him as well you’d expect.

August Manager of the Month – John Seacroft – The Mindless Morons – 269 points

Manager of the week – Sean Whyton – Rip Roaring Reds – 87 points

Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – Leiciester City – 16 points

Bargain of the week – Arthur Masuaku – West Ham United – 12 points

Twat of the week – Trezeguet – Aston Villa – -2 points

Goal of the week – Jamie Vardy. Reminded me of 2015/16.

Gameweek 33 results

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
85 2086
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
77 2066
3  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
78 2052
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
90 2018
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
69 1974
6  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
70 1958
7  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1930
8  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
72 1913
9  up FTM
Stu Smith
72 1895
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
60 1888
11  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
49 1886
12  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
60 1861
13  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
75 1858
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
42 1842
15  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
46 1835
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
20 1825
17  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
59 1813
18  up King raggg
Steven Darling
61 1801
19  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
73 1800
20  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
41 1793
21  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
51 1787
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
88 1780
23  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1780
24  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
14 1773
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
87 1762
26  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
51 1744
27  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
34 1740
28  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
8 1738
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
62 1737
30  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
29 1736
31  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
64 1726
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
74 1726
33  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
25 1715
34  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
59 1694
35  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
68 1683
36  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
61 1682
37  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
19 1665
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
28 1664
39  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
20 1653
40  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
22 1653
41  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 1650
42  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
33 1640
43  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
14 1638
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
19 1619
45  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
33 1617
46  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
42 1613
47  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
27 1567
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
21 1565
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
26 1489
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
14 1418

 

League leaders – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2086 points

As we get to the arse end of the season we’ll take a gameweekly look at how the title race is panning out. It looks like one of three teams for the top prize. All have undertaken a slightly different end of season strategy regarding their chips and wildcards. Of the three it’s the Islanders that appear to be in the strongest position with a wildcard, bench boost and triple captain remaining. I predict a wildcard in the coming gameweek with a bench boost following in GW35. That leaves their triple captain possibly for the last week when the scores can go crazy, form definitely goes out the window, all defences tend to go on holiday and strikers fill their boots. Albion have the highest accumulative score over the last three weeks but only have their free hit remaining. Watch out for that being played in GW35. Da Pitch have dropped back slightly, being the least successful of the three at negotiating the last three weeks, but with two more double gameweeks remaining and their triple captain and bench boost chips untouched, they could force their way back into the reckoning. Maybe we’ll see a brave punt on a GW34 Lewis Dunk triple captain?

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 90 points

Virtually the same team that failed in blank gameweek 31 came through this reduced gameweek to spectacular effect. Backing any striker worth his salt against Huddersfield seems to be the sensible way forward at the moment – step forward Jamie Vardy. Eden Hazard would have been as effective a captain choice. They were the players of choice for the top nine teams in the league. Having both, as many teams did given the smaller pool of players to pick from, guaranteed you a score somewhere in the 70’s or above. Youri Tielemans may have been the player making the difference for Madrid, tipping the score out of the 80’s. The young Belgian has a goal or assist in each of the last six games. It’s a shame and a bit of a headache given his (and Vardy’s) form that Leicester don’t appear in either double gameweek.

Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – Leicester City – 16 points

Two goals and an assist against a Huddersfield team now totally devoid of any fight was as obvious a captain choice as there’s been all season. Especially for a striker in a rich vein of form – Vardy has eight in eight. I’m not in sure you need to be a striker in form to get something against Huddersfield. Harry Kane faces up to that defence next week. In his quest for the golden boot, it could be brutal.

Bargain of the week – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 15 points

In gameweek 1 he was sent off after 39 minutes, collected -3 points, and looked likely to never play again. He did – two more performances amassed 7 more points to put him back in the black. A warm up injury to Michael Keane promoted him to the starting line up this weekend and he quadrupled his total for the season in the space of 90 minutes.

Twat of the week – Nathaniel Clyne – Bournemouth – -1 points

Hooked at half time having already conceded two and been booked. Bournemouth aren’t the most dependable when looking for clean sheet points and Clyne hasn’t provided any attacking full back assists as it was hoped he might since his loan move.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard (1st goal).

 

Gameweek 31 results

1  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
61 1904
2  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
36 1903
3  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
34 1895
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
27 1829
5  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
45 1818
6  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
56 1813
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 1776
8  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
32 1760
9  same FTM
Stu Smith
37 1758
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
27 1734
11  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
57 1733
12  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 1726
13  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1725
14  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
42 1723
15  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
35 1712
16  down King raggg
Steven Darling
42 1702
17  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
49 1679
18  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
39 1676
19  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
34 1666
20  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
42 1666
21  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
21 1651
22  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
35 1648
23  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
43 1647
24  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
28 1643
25  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
25 1637
26  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
14 1633
27  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
55 1631
28  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
42 1601
29  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
24 1598
30  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
7 1594
31  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
51 1593
32  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
10 1591
33  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
22 1588
34  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
38 1587
35  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 1584
36  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
42 1582
37  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
38 1580
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
31 1579
39  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
51 1572
40  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
33 1567
41  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
32 1553
42  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
33 1545
43  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
29 1543
44  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
22 1536
45  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
26 1524
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
50 1516
47  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
22 1492
48  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
38 1490
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
29 1410
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
8 1355

 

Manager of the week – Perfidious Albion – Andrew Swift – 61 points 

This time last season there were only four matches played in the first reduced gameweek, yet it produced the highest weekly score of 124 points and saw a dozen managers hit triple figures thanks to a four goal blitz from Mo Salah against Watford. Fast forward 12 months and anyone hoping for a similar performance would have been sorely disappointed. The stats were there and surely he’s due one – but there was a much more obvious and sensible captain choice stood on the other side of the pitch at kick off – Sadio Mane. Perfidious’s total of 61, with 26 points contributed by Mane, sees them regain the overall league lead, sailing past Da Pitch and The Islanders who like most of the rest of us limped past the weekly average of 26 –  surely an all time low. Spare a thought for those who’ve toiled for weeks or taken massive hits to try and get an XI out. There are those that probably decided to weather the storm and take a risk on a depleted squad who scored more points.

Player of the week – Karlan Grant – Huddersfield Town – 13 points

There were plenty of goals around – an average of 4 per game – it’s just the majority were scored by players completely off the radar…like this dude. And they still got beat.

Bargain of the week – Wes Morgan – Leicester City – 10 points

Not the Leicester player we were all banking on either…

Twat of the week – Harry Maguire – Leicester City – -2 points

…whereas this donkey lasted four bloody minutes and probably shaped the way many people’s weekends were going to go
Goal of the week – Matt Ritchie.
Video-less. It was a screamer.

Gameweek 19 results

1  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
66 1185
2  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
81 1178
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
72 1171
4  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1171
5  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
75 1131
6  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
60 1127
7  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
78 1125
8  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 1119
9  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 1118
10  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
72 1114
11  same FTM
Stu Smith
73 1105
12  same King raggg
Steven Darling
67 1096
13  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
70 1095
14  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
64 1091
15  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
95 1076
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
76 1069
17  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
49 1057
18  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
66 1056
19  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
67 1046
20  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 1038
21  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
56 1034
22  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
66 1025
23  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
62 1021
24  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
70 1017
25  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
79 1015
25  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
81 1015
27  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
46 1013
28  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
59 1012
29  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
82 1010
30  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
81 1009
31  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
73 1007
32  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
61 1006
33  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
66 1002
34  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
54 999
35  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
59 999
36  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
68 987
37  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
63 977
38  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
64 970
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
40 969
40  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
44 967
41  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
63 964
42  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
52 956
43  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
60 946
44  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
47 932
45  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
53 929
46  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
77 912
47  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
79 897
48  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
62 895
49  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
60 889
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
57 876
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
54 808

 

Manager of the week – INIT FC – Mustafa Khan – 95 points

December’s not an easy month to negotiate but it helps when you’ve got goals galore. There were 34 last week and there were 32 in this. There were plenty of braces – Init had Felipe Anderson and Eden Hazard – and only four teams kept clean sheets. Among them Liverpool and Palace, who contributed a healthy 19 points. TAA and AWB got a bonus point for every surname – TAA added an assist. The December monthly total is always the biggest of the season and here’s how the current table looks…

1  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
78 335
2  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
60 325
3  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
79 316
4  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
66 316
4  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 316
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
72 309
7  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
82 307
8  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
64 306
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 304
10  same King raggg
Steven Darling
67 302
11  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
75 301
12  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
81 300

 

Player of the week – Kyle Walker-Peters – Tottenham Hotspur – 18 points

Tottenham also picked up a clean sheet and another double barreled wing back stole the show with three assists, more than most regular wingers manage in a season. He added a bonus mark for each surname and his christian name.

Bargain of the week – Marc Albrighton – Leicester City – 10 points

Leicester slightly sent the fanatsy world into disarray with their victory over Chelsea last gameweek. Beating City has completely thrown a spanner in the works. And to think they were allegedly considering giving their manager the boot. Albrighton hardly sets the FPL world alight, even when his team wins the league, but his headed goal and top bonus marks will have a lot of City-centric managers scratching their heads for a few days.

Twat of the week – Fabian Delph – Manchester City – -2 points

..and to compound their misery.

Goal of the week – Paul Pogba. At 6m21s