Gameweek 15 results

December 6, 2018

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
81 975
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
55 950
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
74 943
4  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
67 929
5  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
82 908
6  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
69 899
7  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
61 885
8  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
54 875
9  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
52 867
10  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
49 861
11  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
37 860
12  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
57 859
13  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
37 858
14  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
79 858
15  same King raggg
Steven Darling
64 858
16  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
54 844
17  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
54 836
18  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
62 835
19  down FTM
Stu Smith
28 835
19  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 835
21  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
42 827
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
64 817
23  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
60 814
24  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
35 811
25  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
17 807
26  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
68 801
27  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 800
28  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
21 782
29  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
59 781
30  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
44 776
31  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
43 772
32  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
45 769
33  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
39 769
34  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
57 768
35  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
36 766
36  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
61 764
37  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
63 762
38  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
54 762
39  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 752
40  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
58 746
41  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
65 745
42  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 741
43  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
25 740
44  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
66 730
45  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 715
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
50 698
47  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
35 685
48  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
42 680
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
70 660
50  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
43 660
51  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
48 642

 

Manager of the week – Edgbaston – Micheal Dineen – 82 points

A crazy week of rotation as we start the slog through December. It gives you an indication of what it will be like once the festive fixtures kick in and highlights the need for a strong bench to cover those rests and knocks. Liverpool virtually fielded a second XI, electing to drop Salah and Firmino to the bench, while leaving Mane and Robertson at home. The most notable restee (?) was perhaps Raheem Sterling who wasn’t needed from the bench in City’s latest victory. Can we assume that those who didn’t play or had reduced minutes this midweek will be in the starting line up at the weekend? That’s the game. There were no clean sheets this week either, so any five man defences were in for a rough couple of nights.

The Kane to Aguero switch proved popular ahead of this gameweek, aided a little by the Aguero injury. I wonder how many would have taken the plunge if Aguero hadn’t been out. Spurs run of fixtures into the new year look like a potential goalfest for Kane and Aguero is much less rotation proof that the Spurs man with Gabriel Jesus waiting in the wings. Other than a potential rest around Tottenham’s important European game next week I think it’s safe to assume Kane will start every game through Christmas, probably earning his eventual break for the FA Cup 3rd Round against Shepshed Dynamo. Edgbaston made that move and captained Kane to good effect. Other goals from Wilson, Fraser, Pike, Mainwearing and Richarlison totted up an impressive 80+ total to move them from 6th all the way up to 5th.

Player of the week – Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – 12 points

The City guessing game is never an easy one, but is made slightly less complicated by the long term absences of Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy. There seems to be some kind of rough three way rotation working around the central striker, whether that be Aguero or Jesus, and also around the central midfielder, who is the ever present Fernandinho. Dilva, Bilva and Gundogan rotate around the midfield positions, with Gundogan being perhaps the slightly less favoured, while Sterling, Mahrez and Sane do the same either side of the attacker.  Mahrez, like Gundogan, is getting slightly less minutes than the others, but it’s still enough to allow him to score his fourth double figure haul of the season. Will he play the next game? Who knows. It’s Chelsea, so Pep may choose his strongest XI, in which case Sane and Sterling may be the preferred two. Having said that, Sane has started and finished each of he last three games, so maybe Mahrez picks up another start and don’t bet against him adding to his double figure scores.

Bargain of the week – Lucas Perez – West Ham United – 12 points

Further proof the West Ham fixture swing is worth a look, although hats off to anyone who took a punt on Lucas Perez being the beneficiary. It took him 50 minutes to register his brace having come on for the injured Arnautovic. It looks likely the Austrian striker will be out until the New Year, so expect more minutes for Perez, although still perhaps playing second fiddle to Javier Hernandez.

Twat of the week – Marcos Rojo – Manchester United – -2 points

An unfortunate own goal put pay to any chance of Rojo keeping a minus score, despite what should probably be considered in terms of Man U at the moment, as a good performance against an in form Arsenal. United can’t seem to get a settled back line. Their combined ownership is probably at an all time FPL low.

Goal of the week – Florin Andone. 

No vid. He ran a long way with it.

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Gameweek 13 results

November 27, 2018

1  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 835
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
42 830
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
48 821
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 801
5  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
46 779
6  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 773
7  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
46 769
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
30 767
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
34 766
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
34 761
11  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
57 761
12  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
54 758
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
51 751
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
45 748
15  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 741
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 740
17  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
62 738
18  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 738
19  down FTM
Stu Smith
49 731
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
58 727
21  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
71 720
22  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
44 720
23  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
45 717
24  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 708
25  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 705
26  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 703
27  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
36 703
28  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 688
29  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
45 688
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
55 681
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 680
32  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 673
33  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
48 672
34  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
47 671
35  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 668
36  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
29 665
37  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
33 662
38  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
57 657
39  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
41 654
40  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
72 652
41  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
55 646
42  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
23 634
43  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
42 630
44  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 628
45  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
45 613
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
52 606
47  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
43 604
48  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
40 603
49  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 561
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
31 544
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
61 535

 

Top of the league – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 835 points

We’re thirteen weeks in. At some point over the weekend we hit the third-way mark – if such a thing exists. So far two teams have shared the top spot. We’ve had six weeks of Da Pitch and six weeks of Da Albion. We have a new leader to beckon in the middle third of the season and the mad scramble through December. Our fourth manager of the month prize will be dished out after the next gameweek and our new leader also sits at the top of that table. Neil Madrid hold a slender lead over 2017 champs, The Craggy Islanders, who’ve risen to their highest overall position as a result of their good month.

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 209
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 202
3  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 193
4  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 190
5  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 180
5  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 180
7  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 179
8  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 179
9  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 178
10  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 178

 

Manager of the week – Crazy Leg XI – David Caldicott – 74 points

Crazy Leg (formerly Crazylegs) also move into monthly contention with the highest score of this gameweek. Cannily spying the potential of Gylfi Sigurdsson against Cardiff bagged them 22 points. The Icelander was the only goalscorer in the game but duly picked up top bonus, and his clean sheet point as well, to total 22 with the armband. He has attacking returns in five of his last seven. Maybe you’ve only room for one Everton asset and it’s a tough choice between Richarlison and Sigurdsson. The Brazilian is in four times as many teams, probably as a result of him being played out of position as a centre forward and heads his team mate slightly in the form charts. Sigurdsson, however, despite being ever so slightly dearer, appears to be on all set pieces and is 10 points better off overall. Crazy Leg also kept faith in Aleksandar Mitrovic who scored his first goals for eight weeks. The Fulham striker had been almost universally binned during their slump to the foot of the table, losing almost half of his overall ownership and losing £0.4 million in price. Is it time to re-invest with Ranieri perhaps breathing new life into the team?

Player of the week – Leroy Sane – 19 points

City. City. City. Three players needed. Add Sane to the list of must haves. There was an idea that Guardiola didn’t fancy playing Sane and Mendy together. Well, now Mendy is out for three months, so does that guarantee him a starting berth? Certainly two of Sterling, Sane and Mahrez will play. Probably with the other coming off the bench. Starting on the bench in this team isn’t a bad thing. Most of the time City’s attacking subs have a positive effect and end up scoring or assisting themselves. Three players needed.

Bargain of the week – Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield Town – 16 points

Huddersfield have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and there are cheap enough options in this team playing regularly that could make good bench warmers for the festive period. Mooy is one of them. Like Sigurdsson, he takes every free kick and corner. Unlike Sigurdsson, he’s not proving to be prolific. These are his first attacking contributions of the season and their defenders have scored more than their recognised attackers. Their defensive options are probably more tempting as they’re not averse to keeping the odd clean sheet and picking up the odd bonus point.

Twat of the week – James Maddison – Leicester City – -2 points

I think thankfully most of us ditched Maddison when his injury hit and hadn’t decided to take a punt and bring him back in. His points had dried up a little anyway with 40 of his 47 coming in the first seven gameweeks. He escapes a league ban, however, as Leicester play in the Milk Cup tonight.

Goal of the week – Heung-Min Son. 

Gameweek 13 results

November 28, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
53 791
2  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
62 765
3  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
65 748
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
35 745
5  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 737
6  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 726
7  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
60 718
8  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
46 717
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 717
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
64 715
11  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
33 709
12  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 706
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
36 701
14  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
44 699
15  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
34 699
16  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 698
17  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
47 689
18  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 689
19  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
54 674
20  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
62 673
21  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
38 673
22  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
45 671
23  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
52 664
24  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
48 662
25  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 660
26  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
41 657
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
34 657
28  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
40 656
29  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
49 654
30  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
53 654
31  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
57 649
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
50 649
33  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
51 648
34  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
49 645
35  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
50 642
36  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
51 642
37  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
52 637
38  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
56 635
39  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
48 634
40  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
34 628
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
48 628
42  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 626
43  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
34 620
44  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
58 614
45  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
66 598
46  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
51 593
47  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
37 592
48  down blakes11
Steven Darling
36 585
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
52 549
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
41 486

 

Manager of the week – Ian Williams – Emergency Gap Jumper – 66 points

Two managers finished the week on 66 points but it was the Emergency Gap Jumpers who claim the weekly honours by virtue of scoring one more goal than The Craggy Islanders. Their four goals came from Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane – who, in the week when the majority ditched him as their go to captain, finally came good. Neither team have put themselves into contention for the November manager of the month. That still looks like a race between Greenyteamy and Nashton Villa, although a strong gameweek from Atletico Chappers has moved them to within striking distance.

1  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 220
2  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 215
3  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 202
4  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
51 196
5  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
62 191

At the top of the overall league, Hornets remain the team to catch – as they have done all season. The gap back to Fun Lovren Criminals stands at 34 points. Last year’s runners up, Despicable Mee, since gameweek 8, have moved from 19th to 15th to 11th to 8th to 5th – and now into third – and look set for another title challenge.

Player of the week – Marvin Zeegelaar – 14 points

Assisted two of Watford’s goals against Newcastle in only his second appearance for the club. He didn’t have a bad first week either getting clean sheet and bonus points in the victory over West Ham. There are lots of temptingly cheap Watford options springing up at the moment. Last week, Will Hughes, in only his second start, almost took the bargain award, and he added another eight points to his total this week. Interestingly, Watford have scored at least twice in every away game they’ve played this season. And I bet most managers would back the home defence for a clean sheet against them in most weeks. Don’t.

Bargain of the week – Charlie Austin – 13 points

There was little action on the striker front this week with only Austin bagging more than one goal. It’s his first start of the season after having only made a few minutes worth of substitute appearances in recent weeks. Saints had only scored four goals from open play before the weekend. If Austin can steer clear of the treatment room and cement a starting berth he should add to that total.

Twat of the week – Rajiv Van La Parra – -1 points

Waited until after the final whistle to engage in a bit of handbags with Leroy Sane, who can probably consider himself fortunate not to have a similar ban looming. With the amount of big point scoring midfielders active in the game at the moment we could do with the odd ban and/or injury being thrown in just to narrow down the choices a little bit.

Goal of the week – Xherdan Shaqiri.

Usually pops up with a few wonder goals per season (and little else). No vid though?!

Manager of the week – We Are Ayling – Paul Murray – 69 points

They were ailing. But not so much anymore, climbing six places and to within easy reach of mid table. I dare say there were some among us who’d grown tired of Harry Kane. A price drop reflected that. Yet, August is over. Ayling captained him and reaped the benefits of his two goal haul. Leroy Sane, in and out of the Man City team, added an unexpected 13 points with two sublime goals.

Player of the week – Pascal Gross – 18 points.

Brighton’s season is finally underway. Their first win largely down to their German attacking midfielder who could be a good bet for a regularly picked, semi-consistent, lower to mid-priced goal threat. But for games against Arsenal and Everton, six of the Seagulls next eight fixtures have potential for wins and points.

Bargain of the week – Jamal Lascelles – 15 points

Something’s up. A second successive week with a Newcastle defender among the highest scorers. Matching Ciaran Clark’s performance from the last gameweek, Lascelles scored, kept a clean sheet and bagged top bonus marks.

Twat of the week – Sadio Mane – -2 points

This three game ban should start a mad transfer scramble. Whilst possibly allowing a way back into the Liverpool team for Philippe Coutinho.

Goal of the week – Leroy Sane.

https://youtu.be/4tBAqk-vc4c

Gameweek 27 preview

March 3, 2017

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

Brilliantly throwing all best laid plans for gameweek 28 into complete disarray – it’s our first double gameweek – featuring two games each for Manchester City and Stoke. Time for a rethink.

Does next week really matter? Realistically how many points are you going to score with only eight teams playing. If you’ve doubled or even trebled up on West Brom defenders and Everton attackers, one is probably going to cancel the other out.

This week has huge potential. City haven’t gone away. They’re away to Sunderland and at home to Stoke. That’s Sunderland, who are….Sunderland. And Stoke, who are, judging by last week’s performance against Spurs, already on the beach. Might this even result in two clean sheets. They might have the creakiest ever defence of any title challengers in the history of the Premier League, but they have managed to keep two clean sheets in their last three league outings.

I get the impression that those of us stung by Aguero’s indiscipline and inconsistency earlier in the season have completely washed their hands of him, no matter what. Well, might that attitude have to change? We don’t have to worry about Gabriel Jesus anymore. Aguero is it. And he has four goals in his last two games. City have ten goals in their last two games. They play Sunderland. As well as Aguero, both Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane look to have cemented their positions either side of the attack with both coming in at under £8 million. Even Yaya Toure could be worth a punt. On penalties and a starter in all of the last ten league games.

Is it even time to roll out the triple captain? There may not be a better double gameweek fixture combination than this.

And we shouldn’t rule out some Stoke players, particularly defensively, considering they’ve got Middlesbrough in their first game. Triple captaining Phil Bardsley might be a step too far though.

It’s cup quarter final weekend. Check the page. There are some low lying teams left in. It could be your only chance of a prize. I like an underdog win.

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