Gameweek 15 results

December 4, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
65 902
2  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
81 881
3  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
49 853
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
47 852
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
36 831
6  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 822
7  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
31 820
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 819
9  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
37 816
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
65 813
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
40 812
12  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
47 804
13  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
50 803
14  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 797
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 796
16  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
49 793
17  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
44 786
18  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
71 779
19  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
51 775
20  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
63 774
21  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
46 773
22  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
58 767
23  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
53 762
24  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 760
25  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
58 758
26  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
50 757
26  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
46 757
28  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
76 756
29  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
40 750
30  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
55 747
31  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
68 745
32  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
47 743
33  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 743
34  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 743
35  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
54 738
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
37 736
37  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
33 725
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
27 722
39  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
57 714
40  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
41 713
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
53 707
42  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
33 705
43  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
47 700
44  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
34 691
45  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 683
46  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
51 669
47  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
39 667
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
52 660
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
38 635
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
32 554

 

Manager of the week – Greenyteamy – Adam Greenwood – 81 points

Greenyteamy’s rise continues. They jumped on Eden Hazard’s return to the Chelsea line up back in gameweek 7. In the seven weeks since gameweek 9 he’s contributed in five – three of them have been double figure scores. This week he picked up 15 points and Greenyteamy had him as captain. A few other Buckets managers followed suit and there has been an increase in the ownership of Chelsea assets, particularly Hazard and Morata. Hornets, at the top of our league, captained Morata. As did Fun Lovren Criminals and Gotta Light in third and fourth. This shift has probably been prompted by the run of winnable fixtures Chelsea have between now and the New Year, as well as the complete unreliability of Lukaku and Kane and the slowing down of the Man City express. It seems City are in a groove now of only being able to win games 2-1 with very late winners, which isn’t good for those with City defenders, or a triple of City attackers. Points are being dropped somewhere. It’s worth noting also that Greenyteamy have achieved this rise up the table having never had Kane in their team. So there you go – you don’t need him. But dare you get rid? There’s a double gameweek just been announced. Spurs play twice in gameweek 22. This might seem like a lifetime away but such is the fixture build up it’s actually only in four weeks. So if you do get rid, the likelihood is you’re only going to want to get him back.

Player of the week – Philippe Coutinho – 18 points

Throwing another midfield spanner in the works, Coutinho’s form looks like it could be on the rise again. It’s been an in and out season dogged by injury and constant rumours of his exit to Barcelona. He’s made four double figure scores all season in just eight gameweek appearances, scoring four, making five and picking up 10 bonus points. He’s almost guaranteed to score something if he plays. Liverpool are the new City. Their goal machine has cranked up a gear since the 4-1 hammering to Spurs seven gameweeks ago. They’ve netted 19 times in the last six. And as well as considering the Chelsea fixtures for the next few weeks it may well be worth looking at Liverpool assets, particularly their front four of Coutinho, Firmino, Mane and, of course, Mohamed Salah. Salah should be a mainstay by now anyway. In among the fixture pile up expect at least three of these four to play and watch the points roll in.

Bargain of the week – Jesse Lingard – 15 points

Lingard has two double figure contributions in the last two weeks but the problem is you’re never quite sure whether he’s going to nail down a permanent starting berth in that team. He seems to be in a constant rotation with the likes of Mata, Martial and Rashford, and could quite easily be dropped for the next match. Form dictates he shouldn’t be but it is the Manc derby, so maybe Mourinho will think more defensively for that game.

Twat of the week – Davinson Sanchez – -2 points

Spurs players are not popular at the moment. The defenders are not keeping clean sheets, or in Sanchez’s case, not keeping clean sheets and getting sent off for throwing vicious elbows into the opponent’s winger’s faces. They’re dropping like flies out of fantasy teams and dropping in value. Where has Dele Alli been this season? Playing well in Europe, that’s where.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho.

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Gameweek 8 results

October 17, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
37 498
2  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
55 478
3  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
60 475
3  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
33 475
5  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
72 473
6  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
37 465
7  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
50 458
8  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
33 453
9  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
50 452
10  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
52 451
11  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
42 445
12  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
59 441
13  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
64 441
14  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
38 440
15  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
37 438
16  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
40 436
17  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
49 436
18  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
55 433
19  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
50 433
20  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
28 430
21  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
53 425
22  down FTM
Stu Smith
44 423
23  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
31 420
24  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
34 420
25  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
36 418
26  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
66 418
27  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
56 415
28  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
39 406
29  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
47 404
30  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
48 404
31  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
42 402
32  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
26 397
33  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
40 394
34  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
47 394
35  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
31 392
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
41 390
37  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
36 389
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
39 383
39  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
30 380
40  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
49 380
41  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
41 374
42  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
22 371
43  up disco dancer
darren frankland
45 370
44  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
26 366
45  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
29 365
46  up blakes11
Steven Darling
57 354
47  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
34 346
48  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
32 343
49  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
35 341
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
45 286

 

Manager of the week – Sean Whyton – Rip Roaring Reds – 72 points

A significant move of seven places up the league into the top five for the Reds. There have been may teams threatening to knock the Hornets off the top with bursts into the top 10 in recent weeks but none have succeeded. They maintain their 20-ish point lead as they have done for the last 6 gameweeks. Reds’ success came from spying Christian Eriksen’s slightly left field potential as a captain choice. As Harry Kane had another week off the Spurs midfielder picked up the big points from their paltry 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Player of the week – Raheem Sterling – 15 points

Had to be a City player didn’t it? Sterling’s not even a guaranteed starter and still has more goals than Everton. It’s reached a stage where you don’t even necessarily have to worry if a City player starts on the bench. He’ll either come on and score or start next week and score.

Bargain of the week – Tammy Abraham – 13 points

A favoured cheap pick that’s starting to find his feet. The problem is whether you pick him week in week out or not. Presumably if he’s your third striker you’ve heavily invested in your midfield and they probably look better bets for consistent scoring.

Twat of the week – Andy Carroll – -2 points

Two elbows in 10 minutes is much worse than seven conceded in 90. Silly boy.

Goal of the week – Fernandinho, Take your pick of any of the City 7.

Gameweek 6 results

September 27, 2017

Manager of the week – Mrs Mcgoo – Laura Barrett – 90 points

Finishing totals in the 70s and 80s were commonplace this week with all but one of the double figure scorers coming from the ‘big 6’ sides. Mcgoo were the only team to creep into the 90s with a front three of Morata, Aguero and Lukaku ably backed up by a strong Huddersfield defensive presence. Mcgoo went for the Kane out/Aguero in transfer which kind of worked…but didn’t. Harry Kane shouldn’t be the bane of fantasy managers lives, but his insistence on scoring two or three every two or three weeks is proving to be, what’s technically known as, a ballache.

Player of the week – Alvaro Morata – 17 points

This hat trick tales him into second place overall in the player standings. It should be an exciting four, or maybe even five way race for the golden boot. Fitting three of them into your team seems to be an essential at the moment.

Bargain of the week – Oumar Niasse – 11 points

Probably seen as a last throw of the dice by his manager and came up with more for Everton in 35 minutes than most of the rest of the team had managed in six games. I doubt even the most die hard of fans had him anywhere near their fantasy team. Only 0.9% of players worldwide had accidentally picked him. He might be on from the start in their next match.

Twat of the week – Serge Aurier – -2 points

A sending off that almost cost his team three points. Spurs seem to be alternating the full backs a lot. This at least puts a stop to that for a week.

Goal of the week – Fabian Delph.

There aren’t many City players left who haven’t scored.

Gameweek 5 results 

September 19, 2017

Manager of the week – Golden Boys – Stephanie Cripps – 92 points

A massive week for the Cripps family as both representative teams broke the 90 point barrier. Our first teams to do so this season. Golden Boys are the team of the week, captaining Aguero (of course), complimented by a full house of clean sheets. Kompany and Co’s 90 point haul included a 57 point contribution from Manchester City players.

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 20 points.
I’m not sure if Sergio picked up a 20 point score last season. He was more likely to be sent off than get a hat trick. And that warned a lot of people off him. As well As the widely held thought that Pep preferred Gabriel Jesus. Well, both are starting and both are scoring. And assisting. Each other. Uh oh!

Bargain of the week – Lukasz Fabianski – 11 points

A hard fought 0-0 for Swansea. Which was totally unexpected given that roughly a third of FPL players put the armband on Harry Kane. Kane out.

Twat of the week – Jose Holebas – -2 points

The more Watford’s bright start to the season crumbled over the course of their game with City, the more lumps Holebas felt obliged to kick out of the City attackers.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (3rd goal)

Honourable mention for Antonio Valencia, but this was Maradona-esque

Gameweek 37 preview

May 19, 2017

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

We’ve made it to the final week of the season. The race for this year’s Buckets title is between three teams. When Harry Met Alli lead The Craggy Islanders by two points. Long time leaders, Aquamar, are 30 or so points back in third. WHMA have their All Out Attack chip remaining, and given the crazy goalfests you often get in gameweek 38, it might be the best time to play it. It might be what gets them over the line ahead of their rivals.

Five other teams go into the week with a realistic chance of finishing fourth. Kebab Eaters United have their All Out Attack remaining. Hedgehog Corpse have a triple captain to play, and they have Gabriel Jesus and Alexis Sanchez in their squad. Manchester City and Arsenal are two of the three teams left with something to play for and those two players were two of the top five scorers from last week’s mega double gameweek. That’s not to rule out last week’s high scorers, Edgbaston, last year’s champs, FC Caligula, and double manager of the month, Rico United. It’s the creme de la creme.

The other team with something to fight for are Liverpool, who, due to their lack of action in double gameweeks, have fallen off the fantasy radar a little. Their rout of West Ham last week, and the fact they take on a relegated Middlesbrough at home this week, should turn your attention to that elite midfield bunch of theirs for one last time this season. Philippe Coutinho seems the obvious choice and would only cost £8.6 million. They’ve also finally figured out how to defend with four clean sheets in their last five. Joel Matip leads the way in their defence with three two point bonus performances in that run.

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