Gameweek 5 results

King Ragg achieved the highest total of the gameweek, having taken somewhat of a punt away from Man City and Liverpool and opting for Son Heung Min as their captain. They couldn’t gave picked a better player. Spurs’ South Korean striker outscored all of his contemporaries, hauling 16 points in their demolition of Crystal Palace. This is a Spurs side that haven’t looked completely at the races so far this season  – and a player who is often rested after returning from international duty, so there was a definite element of risk. Ragg also had Sadio Mane and Tammy Abraham in their ranks. They plundered a further five goals between them.

1
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
64 323
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
77 316
3
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
69 314
4
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
40 309
5
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
58 308
6
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 308
7
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
47 306
8
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
66 304
9
The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
54 303
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
62 303

Liverpool did what they were supposed to against Newcastle, although not without conceding and losing clean sheet points again. Those of us, and there were many, who hoped for a Manchester City goalfest, probably earned more points from their Norwich assets – providing they hadn’t benched them. It brings into question City’s potential going forward, although they’ve an awesome run of fixtures and surely should never be discounted. Mane over Salah though – that could be worth some serious consideration before their values move closer together.

Manager of the week – King Ragg – Steven Darling – 78 points

Player of the week – Son Heung-Min – Tottenham Hotspur – 16 points

Bargain of the week – Serge Aurier – Tottenham Hotspur – 14 points

Twat of the week – Patrick Van Aanholt – Crystal Palace – -2 points

Goal of the week – Fikayo Tomori.

 

Gameweek 3 results

The Mindless Morons lead the way, rising to the top of the table with the week’s equal best score. They and Romeoshondavan got to 74 points but The Morons’ seven goals to Romeo’s four sees them pinch the weekly award. This is a pretty momentous moment in the Moron’s Buckets career. I’m not sure they ever have topped this league. They’ve pretty regularly battled for the wooden spoon. Their current overall rank is around the 18k mark. – they’ve never been that high.

1
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
74 211
2
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
58 208
3
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
58 198
4
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 195
5
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
72 192
6
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
65 191
7
INIT FC (beta)
Mustafa khan
60 190
8
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
54 189
10
RED FIVE
mark frankland
58 186

Their team is set fair. Banging in seven goals is no mean feat. Salah and Sterling are rightly in place. Pukki’s in with Aguero – that’s proving pretty lethal – and they bagged great differential points from Patrick Van Aanholt this week too. Can they hang on to claim the manager of the month?

It felt like a very hectic week. A few early wildcards dropped off the back of some pretty serious fluctuations in player values. Anticipated hauls ahead of the weekend for Spurs and Manchester United assets saw players increase in value only to return very little. Clean sheets proved rare again, calling into question the need for big investment back there. Liverpool are yet to keep one and City conceded again – as did Everton. If we learned anything it was to stick with Salah and Sterling. Always look to try something different to steal a march but if you don’t have your foundations in place your house is gonna fall down.

Manager of the week – The Mindless Morons – John Seacroft – 74 points

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 15 points

Bargain of the week – Tammy Abraham – Chelsea – 13 points

Twat of the week – Florin Andone – Brighton and Hove Albion – -2 points

Goal of the week – Harvey Barnes. 

2m12s in. Couple of corkers this week. This one just beats Harry Wilson, Ashley Barnes and Salah’s second.

 

Gameweek 2 results

NORWICH ARE BACK have changed their name…to Pukki Blinders. Do they have Teemu Pukki? Er, no. Well, they probably do now, like the rest of us. A sharp price rise up to £6.7 million could hike up even further by the start of GW3. His ownership appears to have trebled from GW1 to now. The market seems pretty volatile at the moment and I reckon there are going to be a lot more wildcards played this week than were maybe first planned as a result of not being able to afford certain players. Pukki’s the first and only to see a £0.2 million rise so far. That going to cause some managers to have to look at taking a cheaper option somewhere else in their team. And that cheaper option might not be John Lundstram anymore. Is the Sheffield United man this season’s Wan Bissaka? A regular £4.0 starter? Not only that, but listed as a defender and playing out of position as a midfielder. Watch his price rises closely. He could be another very quickly adding £0.2 million to his value.

There aren’t many Pukki owners among us at all. Plenty of Lundstram lovers…with him warming their bench. Our highest scoring manager, Rock Ya-Sin, who moves up to 32nd place with a 65 point haul, collected their big points from a shrewd captain pick, guessing Sadio Mane would pick up where he left off at the end of last season. Is Mane the Liverpool attacker to have? Ahead of Salah?

1
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
51 150
2
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
57 140
3
Show Me Da Mane
Jason Earwicker
62 138
4
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
60 137
5
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
59 137
5
FTM
Stu Smith
46 137
7
Greeenteeaaam
adam greenwood
52 136
8
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
47 135
9
The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
57 133
10
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 132

Our leading pack all posted good 10-15 points above average scores with Cook Pass Babtridge holding onto their lead. Perfidious and The Islanders have moved into the top 10 and a special mention to The Mindless Morons – totally Sunderland-esque in their love of the arse-end of the table, but now perched with a nosebleed in fourth.

Player of the week – Teemu Pukki – Norwich City – 17 points

Bargain of the week – John Lundstram – Sheffield United – 14 points

Twat of the week – Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 0 points

Goal of the week – Douglas Luiz. 

Close run thing this week. Pukki’s volley misses out because the keeper got a paw to it. Harsh, I know, but it’s my blog. Also, an honorable mention for Ruben Neves’s curler for Wolves against Man Utd.

Gameweek 1 results

1 Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
99 99
2 RED FIVE
mark frankland
96 96
3 Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
94 94
4 Rico United
JASON REACHER
92 92
5 FTM
Stu Smith
91 91
6 Getthebubbleonbud
scott mcgow
90 90
7 To do is to dare
Matt Jarvis
89 89
8 Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
88 88
8 Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
88 88
10 Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
86 86

We’re off. GW1 has delivered. We had a 100+, three 90+ and a top nine all above 80 points last season. We’ve arguably bettered that this season. Although not topping the century mark, we did see a third of our teams better 80 points. Just about everybody in the top half picked Mo Salah and Raheem Sterling. We all preferred Salah as the captain choice but it was the Man City man who came out on top in terms of points. He delivered a season starting hat trick in a regular routine victory over West Ham and with it came an almost instantaneous price rise. Cook Pass Babtridge’s week winning score owed more to their differential picks, namely Willy Boly and Divock Origi. Origi may not start again for a while once Sadio Mane’s back, but it was worth the one week punt at £5.5 million to get the 12 points he served up.

Manager of the week – Marcus Baker – Cook Pass Babtridge – 99 points

Player of the week – Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – 20 points

Bargain of the week – Eric Pieters – Burnley – 14 points

Twat of the week – Grant Hanley – Norwich City -2 points

Goal of the week – Tanguy Ndombele 

Debut goal. Looks like one to monitor. (1m12s in)

 

 

Gameweek 36 results and April Manager of the Month

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 2345
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 2304
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
95 2285
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
79 2247
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
85 2223
6  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 2196
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
98 2158
8  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
83 2137
9  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
88 2126
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
125 2125
11  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 2099
12  down FTM
Stu Smith
82 2096
13  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
86 2084
14  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
110 2061
15  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
115 2048
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
82 2043
17  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 2026
18  down King raggg
Steven Darling
74 2026
19  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 2022
20  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
62 2022
21  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
90 2017
22  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
76 2002
23  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
52 1997
24  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
53 1970
25  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
62 1958
26  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
97 1956
27  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 1954
28  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
87 1952
29  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
85 1946
30  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
91 1946
31  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
78 1938
32  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
66 1934
33  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
59 1923
34  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
94 1896
35  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
96 1896
36  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
69 1883
37  same Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
81 1879
38  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
72 1866
39  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
80 1865
40  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
86 1845
41  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
58 1833
42  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
85 1833
43  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
59 1832
44  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
95 1828
45  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
57 1827
46  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
51 1815
47  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
73 1798
48  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
46 1736
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
57 1672
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
71 1607

 

Top of the league – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2345 points

Da Pitch aren’t giving up on that title yet. They’re making every effort to close that gap. Scoring 105 points should help, unless the team you’re chasing racks up 104. The big scores were plentiful this week – seven in triple figures – only one less than last week. Albion aren’t out of contention either, posting 95 points. Our leaders however, crucially, still have their triple captain.

April manager of the month – Kebab Eaters United – Paul Howard – 351 points

April has probably produced a Buckets record for the highest monthly score for a four week game month. It took Kebab Eaters 351 points to win it – which included two 100+ scores. We’re looking at an average score of close to 90 points a week. Mentions too for the Islanders, Caligula and Da Pitch who weren’t far behind, also averaging an 80+ weekly total.

1  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 351
2  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 344
3  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 330
4  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 330

Manager of the week – Rip Roaring Reds – Sean Whyton – 125 points

For the second successive week we have a highest weekly score of 125 points. It was the triple captain chip that garnered the triple figure totals this week. And it was the triple captaining of one player in particular, Mo Salah, that reaped the greatest reward. The Islanders held the highest weekly score prize for one week only – they only scored four goals to the Reds’ seven. Most of us realised that all out Liverpool was the way to go with them coming up against the whippiest of whipping boys, Huddersfield. I suspect the Islanders are saving their triple captain for the last gameweek – a tactic which I think they’ve employed before – but had they gone with it they’d have accumulated the highest weekly score, won the manager of the week, the manager of the month AND probably sewn up the Buckets title.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 19 points

It’s Salah’s second player of the week award. What a week to land the triple captain chip. He was always going to be the one and this Huddersfield fixture was always likely to be the game. There have been frustrating moments throughout the fantasy season for Salah owners, but he’s still leading scorer, and now by a fair distance. It appears that by not reaching the heights of last season he’s unworthy of a player of the year nomination or a place in the team of the year. Nonsense.

Bargain of the week – Cyrus Christie – Fulham – 11 points

Three consecutive clean sheets for Fulham. How did that happen? There’s no point in discussing this any further. Only ghost ships own Fulham defenders.

Twat of the week – Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal – -2 points

Doesn’t anybody want Champions League football next season? Maitland-Niles did Arsenal’s Europa League cause more good with dopey 30 minute red. He was on the Rip Roaring Reds’ bench. A smart place to put him.

Goal of the week – Ryan Babel. No vid.