Gameweek 26 results

1  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
67 1529
2  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
61 1526
3  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
50 1514
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 1505
5  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
45 1497
6  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
42 1497
7  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
35 1495
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
50 1480
9  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 1474
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
37 1462
11  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
31 1461
12  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
57 1446
13  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
55 1443
14  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
43 1435
15  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
36 1429
16  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
39 1426
17  same Rico united
JASON REACHER
41 1424
18  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
55 1417
19  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
39 1415
20  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
47 1407
21  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
59 1402
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
49 1401
23  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
65 1399
24  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
48 1396
25  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
53 1394
26  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
53 1392
27  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
49 1384
28  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
43 1376
29  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
37 1368
30  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
39 1366
31  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
29 1365
32  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
31 1362
33  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
49 1358
34  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
44 1358
35  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
43 1354
36  up blakes11
Steven Darling
62 1348
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 1330
38  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
45 1299
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
36 1296
40  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
48 1294
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 1290
42  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
40 1286
43  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
42 1280
44  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
54 1267
45  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
38 1261
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
43 1247
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
53 1233
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
36 1214
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
42 1193
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
44 1050

 

Buckets Cup preliminary round

The preliminary round of the Buckets Cup was played this week. You can check the full list of results and the draw for the first round proper on the Buckets Cup page. Biscuitmen, adrift by over 100 points at the bottom of the league, scored a win over Kompany & Co. They played their wildcard this week to aid the victory and are maybe looking at sneaking through the cup to rescue their dismal league season. The Vinegar Pissers became the highest placed team to exit the competition, losing to new league leaders and highest scoring team of the week, Brexiter City.

Manager of the week – Colin Goulding – Brexiter City – 67 points

Speaking of which…Brexiter have made a bee-line for the top having spent most of the season loitering around the lower reaches of the top ten. Their week winning score pushes Hornets back down to second by three points. Both captained Salah for 30 points, but the player that arguably made the difference for Brexiter was Luca Milovejovic. The Palace midfielder is a regular pick now and on penalties. This was his sixth goal of the season – his fourth from the spot. It was also his second full bonus point haul in five weeks.

Player of the week – Aaron Ramsey – 20 points

A good week for Arsenal in which not only did Aaron Ramsey place himself back on our radar, but Henrik Mkhitaryan assisted three of the five they put past Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut. Maybe that old Dortmund partnership is worth keeping an eye on. Both Ramsey and Mkhitaryan’s in and out seasons have seen their values drop to £6.9 and £7.7 million respectively. Depending on the make up of your team they could be nicely priced to slot in alongside those luxury midfielders from City and Liverpool. Ramsey’s total is only the second 20 point haul this season, equalling Sergio Aguero’s score from gameweek five.

Bargain of the week – Federico Fernandez – 10 points

The Swans revival continues apace. This is the third consecutive week in which Swansea have a leading player. It’s the second time in three weeks that player has been Federico Fernandez. They’ve just put eight past Notts County in a cup replay too, so this run could continue for a few more weeks yet. Their fixtures up to GW32 are all against teams in and around them at the bottom, and in their current form all look very winnable.

Twat of the week – Michael Keane – -1 points

A bad week for Everton. It looked like Allardyce had sorted their defence out, but it’s crumbled again in recent weeks. Keane was the fall guy getting hooked at half time having already conceded four. It has been six weeks since their last clean sheet.

Goal of the week – Jose Izquierdo. Lots of contenders this week – Wanyama, Salah, Lemina, Danilo. Start 1m40s in

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Gameweek 23 results

up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 1286
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
31 1284
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
41 1276
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 1263
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 1245
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
28 1233
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
34 1228
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 1219
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
31 1214
10  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 1212
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
36 1210
12  down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
27 1208
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
29 1202
14  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
38 1198
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
30 1193
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
21 1192
17  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
30 1188
18  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 1187
19  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1185
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
32 1181
21  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
32 1171
22  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
43 1171
23  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
43 1162
24  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 1154
25  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
30 1154
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
26 1152
27  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
46 1141
28  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
31 1134
29  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 1131
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
26 1130
31  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
32 1114
32  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
36 1114
33  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
30 1112
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 1108
35  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 1108
36  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
42 1090
37  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1084
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
41 1074
39  down FTM
Stu Smith
24 1070
40  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 1050
41  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
30 1048
42  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
45 1039
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
52 1033
44  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 1022
45  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
20 1018
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 1015
47  down Dj daz
darren frankland
35 1015
48  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
33 974
49  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 969
50  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 940
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
36 928
52  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
28 925
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
36 892

 

One of those weeks where nothing happened – nothing came off. Only 19 goals scored. The average FPL score was a measly 35 points. Our manager of the week managed 52 – the only manager to break 50 points. Jetty City crept ahead of everybody else probably because they had Gylfi Sigurdsson in their side. The Swansea midfielder doesn’t appear in too many other Buckets teams. A good example of a differential paying off.

The only side in the top six that won were City, and we got sick of them weeks ago. No goals for United or Spurs, a stalemate with two unlikely scorers between Chelsea and Liverpool and worst of all, Arsenal messing up at home to Watford, who have been in terrible form of late. Thank goodness for the Alexis Sanchez assist. He appeared to be the popular captain choice again and the extra four points probably turned what could have been a really shit week into…a fairly shit week.

There were some interesting tactics employed in the race for the January Manager of the Month. The top two challengers played chips. Greenyteamy went for the bench boost and that garnered them an extra 12 points. Upper Bullens triple captained Harry Kane to the tune of 6 points – essentially two more than they’d have got had they just not bothered.  Disappointing on the one hand, but it was enough to get them over the line. Might they regret those choices come the double gameweeks? Here’s the final table.

up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 253
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 251
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 251
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 245
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 242
down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 240
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 240

 

Player of the week – Scott Dann – 15 points. That first Palace win under Allardyce had to come sometime.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 12 points. Burnley indestructible at home.

Donkey of the week – Jose Fonte – 0 points. West Ham always get hammered by Man City.

Goal of the week – David Luiz.

Gameweek 6 results

up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
65 360
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
69 353
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
86 353
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
46 351
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 347
up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
61 337
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
87 331
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
73 329
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
36 327
10  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
53 327
11  same 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
51 326
12  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
41 321
13  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
68 313
14  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
71 311
15  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
34 310
16  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 309
16  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
61 309
18  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
43 308
19  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
49 307
20  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
35 304
21  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
76 303
22  same Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
57 302
23  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 300
24  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
54 299
25  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
55 297
26  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
36 292
27  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
47 292
28  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
58 288
29  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
35 287
30  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
24 287
31  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
65 283
32  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
23 276
33  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 274
34  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
31 270
35  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
32 268
36  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
34 268
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
18 266
38  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
64 263
39  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
33 262
40  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
24 258
41  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
43 258
42  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
20 252
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
58 252
44  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
34 251
45  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
54 251
46  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
44 250
47  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
33 243
48  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
39 242
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
23 236
50  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
52 228
51  down Dj daz
darren frankland
40 216
52  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
31 214
53  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
36 204

 

Our September manager of the month is Rico United who leapt to the top of the monthly standings and into the top 10 overall thanks to the highest weekly score of 87 points.

up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
87 205
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
65 198
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 182
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
46 181
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
71 181

 

They pulled out all the stops with a wildcard week, overloading the midfield with big hitters. It’s a tactic worth exploring. The big numbers occur week on week in the middle of the park. The stats back this up. Fifteen midfielders have made it past the 30 point barrier compared to six forwards and only one defender. This week has seen 12 midfielders reach double figures, compared to only three forwards and four defenders. The top eight scoring players in the game are midfielders. Five of these eight lined up for Rico United this week and contributed 73 of their 86 points.

There’s a lot of chopping and changing going on at the top of the pile. No Fuchs Given, which will be written like this from now on, become our fifth different leader in six weeks. Last week’s leader, When Harry Met Alli, had a poor week, despite drafting Sergio Aguero back in and making him captain. He was let down by the other ten players and wasn’t able to hold on to the lead in the monthly table either.

 

Player of the week – Adam Lallana – 15 points. One of nine Liverpool midfielders who earned points this week.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 14 points. Goal, clean sheet, bonuses.

Donkey of the week – Ahmed Elmohamady – -2 points. Hull players can’t stop hand-balling on the line.

Goal of the week – Demarai Gray.