Gameweek 15 results

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.

Gameweek 20 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
83 1212
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
66 1183
3  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
64 1154
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 1154
5  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 1151
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 1147
7  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
69 1138
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 1133
9  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 1133
10  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
68 1131
11  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
84 1128
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 1125
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 1104
14  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 1092
15  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
84 1088
16  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
63 1086
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
56 1085
18  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
74 1085
19  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
93 1085
20  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
43 1084
21  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 1083
22  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 1081
23  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
64 1077
24  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
77 1076
25  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1074
26  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 1067
27  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 1064
28  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
93 1055
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
66 1053
30  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
72 1047
31  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
75 1044
32  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
62 1039
33  same Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
85 1038
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 1034
35  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
63 1023
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1016
37  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
76 1013
38  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
58 1012
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
65 1010
40  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
68 1002
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
63 997
42  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
59 987
43  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
107 985
44  up blakes11
Steven Darling
82 981
45  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
58 976
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
85 968
47  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
51 954
48  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
75 942
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
56 891
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 773

 

Manager of the week – The Winnings R Mine – David Bruce – 121 points

Maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later. Putting the armband on Harry Kane during one of his hat trick weeks, plus the right combo of free scoring City and/or Liverpool players was going to produce a mega score at some point. And without the aid of a chip, The Winnings R Mine’s 121 points catapults them up the league from 21st to 9th and into position to grab the highest weekly score prize. Often double gameweeks don’t yield that many points. It’ll be tough to beat. It’s worth mentining Marc Albrighton and Ashley Young’s contributions as well as Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta’s double digit hauls. It’s arguably more about the cheaper differential members of your team rather than the players that everybody else has. Honorable mentions to Emergency Gap Jumper and Mrs Magoo who also passed the century mark. The Winnings R Mine and Gap Jumpers’ scores place them in a great position to pinch the December manager of the month prize. The table currently looks like this with one gameweek to play…

1  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 410
2  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 408
3  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 407
4  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 396
5  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 391
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 389
7  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 387
8  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 382
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 381
10  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 380

 

Bearing in mind that it’s a reduced gameweek in which Tottenham (and Kane) and West Ham don’t play, it’s not going to be a straightforward round of matches to negotiate. Someone could jump from even further down the pack. It’s worth also bearing in mind that the resultant double gameweek is in GW22. Whether your chasing this massive monthly prize or not, the right tactics are crucial so as not to lose pace with whoever it is you don’t want to lose pace with. Oh – and Harry Kane is ill.

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points

For the second consecutive week and his third overall this season. It’s taken until Christmas, but maybe – just maybe – he is going to be indispensable. And even moreso in a double gameweek – if he’s fit enough to play. Illness or no illness, is the 48 hour gap too little even for him to start two consecutive games? Are you considering a triple captain punt? It’ll be a perfect opportunity for him to register his fourth player of the week total. It would be his third in consecutive playing gameweeks – a feat which I don’t think anyone has managed previously.

Bargain of the week – Trent Alexander-Arnold – 14 points

This Liverpool defence are beginning to keep clean sheets. It’s three in their last four. They appear much more reliable against the teams they should be beating, which is encouraging to managers when those kind of fixtures roll round. Particularly seeing as how there are many cheap routes into that Liverpool back line. Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are rotating the right back berth – with slightly more action for Gomez. Both come in at well under £5 million.

Twat of the week – Marcos Rojo – -1 points

Hooked after 45 minutes at 2-0 down against Burnley at Old Trafford. Maybe the Argentinian defender is not quite back up to full speed yet after a long injury lay-off. His comeback has coincided with a ropy spell at the back for United. Nine clean sheets in their first thirteen has change dramatically into just one in their last seven.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho. His third contender.

Gameweek 34 results

  same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
74 1985
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
68 1912
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
77 1911
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
41 1887
same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
51 1869
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
53 1868
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
68 1848
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
57 1837
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
72 1834
10  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
39 1825
11  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
68 1822
12  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
87 1811
13  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 1810
14  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
31 1809
15  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
51 1803
16  same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
54 1802
17  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
73 1800
18  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
37 1791
19  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
76 1790
20  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
55 1785
21  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
55 1782
22  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
82 1770
23  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
51 1767
24  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
86 1765
25  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
42 1759
26  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
59 1737
27  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
53 1734
28  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
56 1730
29  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
42 1728
30  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
51 1722
31  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
51 1720
32  up jetty city
scott mcgow
54 1684
33  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 1675
34  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
40 1667
35  same RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
44 1657
36  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
41 1640
37  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
32 1630
38  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
62 1627
39  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
42 1614
40  same FTM
Stu Smith
68 1610
41  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
65 1596
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
86 1581
43  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
48 1561
44  up Dj daz
darren frankland
78 1559
45  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
44 1556
46  same Big White Chiefs
david frankland
76 1534
47  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
39 1483
48  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
73 1481
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
55 1480
50  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
56 1477
51  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
47 1400
52  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
41 1398
53  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
51 1394

 

Real Jorvik win the double gameweek with 86 points. They shared that score with Hucking Fell, but scored five goals to HF’s three and claim the weekly accolade. It was a double gameweek that could have delivered more. Jorvik only had two players that played twice and they only contributed 18 points. Jorvik’s best player was an elite single gameweeker. Diego Costa was handed the armband and had his best scoring week of the season amassing 16 points – 32 as captain.

In truth not all that many of us went double gameweek crazy. The managers who went for it scored in the 60’s and 70’s, but knowing an 80 point score was possible with only two double gameweekers makes you wonder whether it was worth it. Hucking Fell played four double gameweekers with a return of 53 points. They captained Beneteke, and had De Gea in goal. The United keeper returned the best of the double gameweek scores. The United defence boosted a lot of totals with their 0-0 Manc derby result. Daley Blind, Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian all had double clean sheets. Frustratingly, Antonio Valencia, the most picked United defender, only played in one game. Watch out for Jose moaning about rotation for the next few weeks. As attractive a player Valencia is, he seems to be the one the United manager is more likely to rotate out of games.

There was a lot of investment in the Boro defence, a move which looked doomed for failure after 20 minutes against Bournemouth. At that point they were 2-0 down and a man down. They redeemed themselves against Sunderland with a 1-0 victory. And Christian Benteke was the main Palace scorer. Two goals against Liverpool helped boost the scores of those that had opted for him as captain.

The whole week was sent into a spin before it had even begun with Ibrahimovic’s injury. That forced a few managers into last minute hit taking transfers. He’s out for the season now. Marcos Rojo picked up a similar season ending injury in their Europa tie, so maybe Jose’s moans are justified. Aquamar were forced into five transfers because of the injuries, taking a 16 pint hit. They brought Rojo in only to have to transfer him out immediately. The gameweek worked out OK for them. Their overall lead was reduced by a measly 5 points as their double gameweekers contributed a useful 53 points towards their final 74 point total.

 

Player of the week – David De Gea – 17 points. Double gameweek goalie coming out on top.

Bargain of the week – Marc Pugh – 16 points. Single gameweek midfielder runs him close.

Donkey of the week – Oumar Niasse – -2 points. Unlucky – this card has now been rescinded.

Goal of the week – Diego Costa. Team goal alert.