Gameweek 6 results

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 49 338
2 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 62 318
3 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 33 310
4 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 46 304
5 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 52 298
6 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 44 295
7 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 37 293
8 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 31 292
9 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 34 290
10 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 51 288
11 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 39 287
12 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 26 284
13 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 45 282
14 Ciderheads Darren Pope 53 273
15 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 55 271
16 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 53 267
17 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 35 266
18 Van Damme United P Hawkins 30 259
19 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 32 253
20 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 34 246
21 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 41 241
22 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 47 241
23 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 35 239
24 Howay Man AFC Mark Bromham 40 238
25 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 35 238
26 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 49 231
27 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 41 230
28 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 48 228
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 52 224

 

The last week of September was won by NaboombuDirtyYellows with 62 points. Despite being the only team to get over 60 points for the week, this wasn’t enough to catch Uriah’s and claim the September manager of the month award. Uriah’s took the lead in the first week of September and have gradually improved it week on week. They’re 20 points clear at the top, and won the monthly award with room to spare…

1 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 49 186
2 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 51 168
3 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 44 163
4 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 46 159
5 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 33 158
6 Ciderheads Darren Pope 53 157
7 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 62 156

 

The big news of the week was Wayne Rooney’s sending off. Although he did manage to bag a goal before his dismissal, softening the blow for those that had him in their team. He now serves a three match suspension, will not play during the whole of October, and leaves a juicy hole to fill in some manager’s attacking line ups. If anything it might be a blessing in disguise as the new look United still struggle to find any kind of consistency. They were lucky to escape the weekend with a win.

Another player likely to miss October is Aaron Ramsey, who limped off during the Arsenal draw with Spurs. Rooney and Ramsey’s enforced breaks leave a potential £20 million pound gap in some fantasy teams. That’s a gap that shouldn’t necessarily be filled with straight swaps (Mata for Rooney – Cazorla for Ramsey perhaps?). It’s £20 million pounds you don’t really need given the continued good form of lower priced players in the game.

Saido Berahino was the latest forward in the £5-6 million bracket eclipsing the performances of those more expensive, bigger name players. His two goals for West Brom against Burnley have placed him fourth in the striker standings. Just behind Graziano Pelle, whose value is rising by the day. Up to £7.8 million now from his £7.5 starting price, and understandably so with goals of the quality of the one he scored against QPR at the weekend. The biggest conundrum for managers at the moment should be figuring out exactly which Southampton players to have in their team. It’s arguably Uriah’s Southampton contingent that have propelled them to the top of the league.

Elsewhere, Mile Jedinak’s second goal in as many games has moved him into view, as has Craig Dawson’s goal and second successive clean sheet for West Brom. It was West Brom’s third win on the spin. The aforementioned Berahino – and Graham Dorrans sharing the big points between them. Dorrans is our player of the week this week. Nacer Chadli, at £6.2 million, is Spurs’ best performer at present, and the joint leading midfielder.

So many options leaves the door open for some interesting moves in the Buckets table next gameweek.

 

Player of the week – Graham Dorrans – 16 points. August – Swansea. September – Southampton. October – West Brom?

Bargain of the week – Craig Dawson – 14 points. No longer to be considered defensive whipping boys?

Donkey of the week – Eliaquim Mangala – -2 points. Where to start…own goal, penalty conceded, booked. Probably left the gas on before leaving the house that morning.

Goal of the week – One of these two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifr9NHvGvWA – Austin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeqBI8gXsFM – Pelle

 

 

 

 

Gameweek 35 results

1 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 64 2,186
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 80 2,132
3 The Magico Rob Buttaci 78 2,107
4 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 57 2,077
5 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 66 2,075
6 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 66 2,073
7 Ciderheads Darren Pope 75 2,028
8 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 88 2,026
9 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 46 2,016
10 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 67 2,012
11 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 78 2,010
12 Have a little dink Ian Williams 60 1,960
13 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 70 1,947
14 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 51 1,934
15 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 56 1,922
16 Kedah FA David Spinks 70 1,909
17 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 67 1,883
18 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 66 1,867
19 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 51 1,859
20 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 69 1,857
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 50 1,826
22 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 61 1,822
23 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 54 1,820
24 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 56 1,816
25 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 22 1,726
26 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 59 1,662

 

Three more weeks to go. This week NaboombuDirtyYellows score the highest. Their 88 points was achieved using only 10 players, but was also supplemented by 18 bonus points. Which is probably quite high. Most teams posted high scores this week, but with no thanks to the defences of the three title chasing teams. In a week in which Liverpool, City and Chelsea all played relegation scrappers, the expected clean sheets didn’t materialise. Liverpool and City have been operating on a “we’ll score one more than you” basis all season anyway. Chelsea have probably blown it. Liverpool should probably let the Premier League trophy sit in the Stadium of Light for the first six months of the year. And it’s nice to see United being as useless as the rest of us at dealing with a crisis.

Romeo’s lost a little ground at the top, but there’s still a 54 point difference. Panza gained 16 points on our leaders. Three 16’s are 54. It’s still possible. Rather than it being a five way battle for the other three places, it looks more like a two way battle for 2nd and 3rd between Panza and Magico, with Sporting, Shaky and Neil Madrid competing for 4th.

Player of the week – Raheem Sterling – 18 points. The new Sturridge

Bargain of the week – Mile Jedinak – 12 points. Top half for Palace?

Donkey of the week – Martin Skrtel – 0 points. Palace and Hull have conceded less than Liverpool.

Goal of the week – Graham Dorrans. If Aguero had scored this….blahblahblah!