Gameweek 29 results

I didn’t set up my team this week with an international pandemic in mind, otherwise I doubt I’d have captained Aubameyang and brought in three Arsenal players to try my luck on the double gameweek. A double gameweek that was announced and then cancelled within a matter of days. It’s clear from the league table that I’m not the only one who had pinned my hopes on some big scores coming from the teams playing twice. It can’t always be relied upon, but it’s too much of a temptation to turn down for some managers. So we’re left with a semi-complete gameweek and no idea when – or even IF – the cancelled game will get played. As it stands, GW30 is going ahead – and the blank GW31 with it’s accompanying FA Cup games. But who knows?

There has been a lot of change at the top of the league and two very closely contested and low scoring Buckets Cup semi-finals. An don’t mention Last Man Standing. I mean the prize might literally go to the last one of us able to stand.

1
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
80 1690
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
66 1686
3
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
46 1671
4
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
67 1644
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
43 1643
6
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
45 1632
7
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
62 1630
8
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
58 1626
9
Soup-or-Boom.
Ian Driver
70 1613
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
50 1592

Caligula race to the top with a week-winning score of 80 points, capitalising on the no-show of captain Kevin De Bruyne, taking five additional points from the bench and nine more from their promoted vice. Having Harvey Barnes helped. And persevering with Jamie Vardy too – in the week I feel a lot of people may have eventually got rid to accommodate Arsenal and/or Manchester City players.

It was a bad week for Nashton Villa who relinquished the top spot in the league and were knocked out of the cup. Mister D triumphed 50-46, thanks largely to Ayoze Perez not taking part in Leicester’s 4-0 thumping of Villa. A double knife to the heart of the Nashton manager. Chris Wood was promoted from the bench to the tune of 9 points, enough to see them over the line. The second semi-final was totally drab. Neil Madrid prevailed 41-37 against Queen Of The North. “You can only beat what’s put in front of you”, I will repeatedly say if anyone dare suggest it’s a fix.

Manager of the week – FC Caligula – Ajay Supeda – 80 points

Player of the week – Harvey Barnes – Leicester City – 19 points

Bargain of the week – Alex McCarthy – Southampton – 12 points

Twat of the week – Moussa Djenepo – Southampton – -2 points

Goal of the week – Mason Mount. At 28s in.

Gameweek 28 results and February Manager of the Month

The blank gameweek. So called because some teams don’t play. Or in the case of this horror show, when all your players DON’T SCORE ANY POINTS. Well done if you picked three players who returned. Congrats if you got out a full XI. Kudos if you beat the average – a measly 26. It’s definitely the lowest scoring week of the season. It may even be the lowest scoring week EVER. The same thing could have happened last week had Liverpool not brought home the bacon. Even the ever reliable champions elect couldn’t come to our rescue this time out. 

1
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
29 1625
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
26 1620
3
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
31 1610
4
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
42 1600
5
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
25 1587
6
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
29 1577
7
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
24 1572
8
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
22 1568
9
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
29 1546
10
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
18 1546

Kante Fit My Willian took the opportunity to free hit to stake a claim for the February manager of the month award. And it worked. Although I’m not sure that mustering 53 points from a free hit would normally be a satisfactory end total. Still, it was twice as much as most of the rest of us managed. The best weekly score pushed them over the line to bag the best monthly score. So…well deserved. Marcos Alonso was the difference. The Chelsea bouffant has posted some incredible stats this season. Lampard obviously doesn’t fancy him, limiting him to just nine starts, yet he’s returned in eight of those at an average of nearly 8 points a game. He’s still playing in the same way as he always used to, being so far forward, he’s in a different stadium. Will he finally nail down a place? Look out for him when Chelsea double gameweek rolls round.

The Buckets Cup semi-finalists have been decided. The unpredictability of the recent weeks has left us with two bottom half teams competing for a spot in the final. Based on their last three gameweek scores, both Mister D (48th) and Queen Of The North (40th) could be in with a chance. Both outscored their higher-placed opponents, Nashton Villa (1st) and Neil Madrid (13th)

Manager of the week – Paul Callaghan – Kante Fit My Willian – 53 points

Player of the week – Ismaila Sarr – Watford – 19 points

Bargain of the week – Jamal Lewis – Norwich City – 15 points

Twat of the week – Ezequiel Scheletto – Brighton and Hove Albion – -1 points

Goal of the week – Ismaila Sarr. 6m36s (2nd goal)

Gameweek 27 results

For the second week running our highest scorers come from the distant land of page 2. Mister D earn their place on the roll of honour with a 72 point haul. It’s worth mentioning ShakeitDown’s performance again. Surely their charge for the title has come a tad too late. Our bottom placed team registered 68 points, the third highest Buckets total of the week – for the second consecutive week. In GW26 they played their triple captain chip on TAA. They kept the armband on him to the tune of 20 points this week. Surely it’s time to start seriously considering the Liverpool man for the double points every week. Even when they concede he invariably chips in with assists. It’s been 12 gameweeks since he failed to register a return. Ridiculous.

1
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
61 1600
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
56 1594
3
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 1583
4
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
49 1566
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
52 1558
6
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
62 1548
7
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
62 1548
8
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
57 1546
9
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
41 1528
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
38 1525


Mister D’s impressive late run of scoring has kept them in contention for the cup, progressing as the lowest ranked side left. Nashton are still in with a chance of the double but face a stern test in the shape of Basham’s Arriving in the next round. Basham’s have equaled Nashton’s rise over the last six gameweeks, climbing 200,000 places in the overall rankings. 

 

Manager of the week – Mister D – Mister D Boy – 72 points

Player of the week – Diogo Jota – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 16 points

Bargain of the week – Romain Saiss – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 11 points

Twat of the week – Valentino Lazaro – Newcastle United – -1 points

Goal of the week – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Gameweek 26 results

Hi. Remember me. The longest, most arduous, painful, wet and windy gameweek in history has finally come to a close. It started on the 8th February. Before weather had been invented and Manchester City had something to play for. And finally ended last night. I’ll be honest, I have absolutely no recollection of the first few games. We had a game postponed – then rearranged, thankfully within the same gameweek. Only in this country could we have a winter break and still have a game postponed?! Last night’s rearranged fixture gave us another KDB masterclass. Particularly pleasing for those that gave him the armband. Whatever the uncertainty at City at the moment – he stays.

And we have new leaders…

Nashton have been threatening to rise to the top. They’ve bagged green arrows in nine of the last eleven weeks, scoring above average in ten of those weeks. Their nearest challenger in the top ten this week was 14 points adrift of their 77 point total. They’ve finished top ten in each of the last two manager of the month tables and are in with a chance of finally scooping a prize in this one. They have their second wildcard remaining, but are out of chips. Have they disarmed themselves? How are they going to negotiate the doubles and blanks?

1
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
77 1539
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 1538
3
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
63 1525
4
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
53 1517
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
47 1506
6
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
43 1491
7
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
60 1490
8
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 1489
9
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
57 1487
10
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
62 1486

Highest scorer this week is Real Jorvik, all the way down on page two. They captained KDB and picked up five bonus-strewn clean sheets. There were four 80+ scores this week, with all four teams in the bottom half of the table – two of them on page two – and including wooden spooners, ShakeItDown, who amassed 83 points thanks to a TAA triple captain punt, a triple Liverpool defence and nine out of their ten (yes, just ten) players returning something. The other two 80+ers were Rico United and Queen Of The North. It’s a shame three of the four are out of the cup. These mega-scores came a week too late.

Talking of which, we’ve had a few surprise results and early exits in the knockout competition this gameweek. Only three of the current top ten remain in the hunt. Red n White are the lowest ranked side left – and are still going strong in the Last Man Standing. Long time leaders, Locky’s were knocked out by Mister D, currently in 56th place.

Manager of the week – Real Jorvik – Simon Brown – 87 points

Player of the week – Nicolas Pepe – Arsenal – 17 points

Bargain of the week – Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Everton – 11 points

Twat of the week – Adrian Mariappa – Watford – -1 points

Goal of the week – Matej Vydra. 1m31s in. 

Gameweek 25 results

Well done everyone – we all learnt our lesson from last week. We all captained Salah. And as a result there wasn’t much to choose between our challengers at the top. In fact there was only 15 points difference in scores among all of our top 13 teams. Bottom of that pile are Locky’s who’ve had a couple of stinkers lately and dropped to fifth. They’ve suffered an overall rank drop of around 70k from a season high of around 2,000th in GW11, picking up seven red arrows in the last nine weeks. Is it all over for them? Joining them, with some pretty drastic plummeting from the top 10, are Musttryharder, who inexplicably captained Isaac Hayden this weekend and have dropped 300,000 places in three weeks – and Ginger Fizz, who have fallen the same amount of places over a five week period. This week they managed to score even lower than the total that recently saw them eliminated from the Last Man Standing competition. All three need to turn it round. Is it wildcard time?

1
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
57 1488
2
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1466
3
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
70 1464
4
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
69 1462
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
55 1459
6
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
67 1448
7
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
63 1448
8
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
60 1434
9
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
68 1430
10
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
57 1424

Last week FTM chalked up the highest weekly score for the third time this season, becoming the first team to do so. This week that feat has been matched by Rock Ya-Sin. 51 of their 78 points came from Liverpool assets. Last week they suffered as a result of Mane’s injury, although captained Andy Robertson and had Jordan Henderson in their midfield. This week, switching Mane to Salah, and captaining him, as well as sticking with Henderson, has seen them climb the league. Is Jordan Henderson all of a sudden a viable fantasy asset? Certainly while Mane’s away it maybe worth taking advantage of the captain, an ever present, and a Jack Grealish cheaper.

Continued congratulations to Red n White, who carry on defying gravity and survive the Last Man Standing cull for another week by a single point, while sticking in 59th place in the league. They’ve also progressed from the preliminary round of the cup. The first round proper starts next week and our league leaders won’t be there. Game Of Stones were knocked out by Bielsa Ringing, who now face another top 10 team in Rip Roaring Reds. Check out the full cup results rundown and the draw for the next round via the link.

Manager of the week – Paul Bentz – Rock Ya-Sin – 78 points

Player of the week – Robert Snodgrass – West Ham United – 18 points

Bargain of the week – Tim Krul – Norwich City – 10 points

Twat of the week – Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City – -3 points

Goal of the week – Steven Bergwijn.