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October Manager of the Month – Game of Stones – Ryan Garoghan – 198 points
It was Salah Buffoon!!!’s to lose – and they did. They had a 10 point lead over their nearest challenger after last week and a 22 point lead over Game of Stones. The 34 point swing meant that even if the Buffoons actually had Salah in their team, and as captain, they still wouldn’t have held onto top spot. Game of Stones have been no lower than 8th since the beginning of the season and their victory means that each of the manager of the month prizes so far have gone to our current top three in the league.
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Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 91 points
Banking on Liverpool scoring a bagful against Cardiff and Bournemouth doing likewise against Fulham guaranteed Neil Madrid their week winning score. Sadio Mane contributed 30 points as captain and a combination of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, who is now the game’s highest scoring striker, added 24 points between them. Madrid move up into fourth, and along with Game of Stones, have managed to claw back a little on the two runaway leaders.
Player of the week – Ross Barkley – Chelsea – 17 points
From out of nowhere and getting back to the player he looked like he could be in his earlier days at Everton. This is Barkley’s second double figure score in three, his third consecutive scoring gameweek, and is offering ridiculous value in this form at £5.8 million. You just know the minute you bring him in he’ll be rotated.
Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 13 points
It’s his second appearance on the roll of honour in the last three weeks as Bournemouth’s impressive free scoring start to the season continues. Wilson’s totals are being helped by Josh King’s absence. He’s the single focal point of the attack and is on (and scoring) penalties. Another current must-have in great form and becoming almost fixture proof with Bournemouth’s reliability at finding the back of the net.
Twat of the week – Mark Noble – West Ham United – -2 points
Can be a reliable asset when you’re lucky enough to have him in and West Ham get a penalty. He’s always cheap enough to occupy a bench spot with a guaranteed start. On the other hand he’s also one of those players almost guaranteed to land himself in the twat book at least once a season.
Goal of the week – Granit Xhaka. The latest in a run of long-range-top-corner blinders.