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.

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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.

Gameweek 37 preview

May 12, 2017

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

Here it is. The gameweek that will probably decide so much. The title chase could take a dramatic turn this week. It’s a three horse race. Aquamar have been at the top since February 2nd. They built a lead, but over the last few weeks, The Craggy Islanders and When Harry Met Alli have chipped away. Aquamar go into this double gameweek with 12 players potentially playing twice, as do WHMA. Both have played their bench boost. The Craggy Islanders haven’t. They have 13 players lined up for a double appearance and their bench boost chip remaining. They’ve two free transfers this week. Expect 15 double gameweekers and put your money on The Craggy Islanders for the trophy.

The race for fourth should be as keenly contested. Rico, Hedgehogs, Kebab Eaters, Edgbaston and Caligula are separated by 38 points. Rico are in the box seat at the moment but have no wildcards or chips remaining. Hedgehogs are somehow still sat on their bench boost AND triple captain. Kebab Eaters have a wildcard left, and both Edgbaston and Caligula have their bench boost to play. I’m predicting a bench boost bonanza this week. How well that chip is played will probably determine our fourth place finisher.

Release The Hounds are the current holders of the highest weekly score. It’s 108 points, and they managed that in GW21. That’s got to go this week. If When Harry Met Alli can get a triple figure score from a double gameweek in which only two teams played twice, imagine what could be achieved this week. Ten teams take to the pitch for a second time, and that includes five of the top six. That’s 21 of the top 30 available players POTENTIALLY playing twice.

But only potentially. Chelsea could have the league wrapped up by this evening. If that happens, with the FA Cup final on the horizon, expect rotation for the Watford game. John Terry is bound to get a run out. Cesc Fabregas and Willian deserve more than a few more cameo appearances and will also probably start. We need a West Brom result – with a few Chelsea goals. That would keep Spurs going too. There’s less chance of rotation at the Lane, mainly because there’s not really anyone to rotate to, but how demoralised might they be come Sunday knowing they came so close for a second consecutive year? Surely Harry Kane’s pursuit of the golden boot should keep him motivated. It’s tricky. With something to play for, Arsenal and Manchester City are much better placed for this gameweek. If you’ve a wildcard kicking around – lucky you.

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