Gameweek 35 results

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
125 2245
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
84 2203
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
90 2194
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
113 2176
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
124 2138
6  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
106 2079
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
73 2064
8  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 2058
9  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
94 2038
10  up FTM
Stu Smith
80 2014
11  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
119 2013
12  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
62 2004
13  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
82 1998
14  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
102 1961
15  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
64 1960
16  down King raggg
Steven Darling
65 1952
17  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
72 1951
18  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
88 1950
19  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
95 1945
20  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
54 1933
21  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
94 1931
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
92 1926
23  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
62 1917
24  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
100 1913
25  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
81 1912
26  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
98 1880
27  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
63 1868
28  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
80 1865
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
92 1864
30  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
69 1864
31  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
76 1861
32  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
70 1859
33  same Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
80 1855
34  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
76 1814
35  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
71 1802
36  same The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
63 1800
37  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
56 1798
38  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
121 1798
39  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
58 1785
40  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
79 1777
41  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
60 1775
42  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
48 1770
43  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
45 1764
44  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
72 1759
45  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
75 1752
46  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
83 1733
47  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
60 1725
48  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
49 1690
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
71 1615
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
65 1540

 

Manager of the week – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 125 points

We may have our champions. An expertly played double gameweek has (probably) pinched the highest gameweek score and has created a gap at the top of the table with three gameweeks left to play. The Islanders scored one of only eight triple figure scores in the week in which they were more likely to happen. The bench boost was the chip of choice for the Islanders and they managed to pick two of the three players that amassed 17 points – Gerard Deulefeu and Jonny Castro Otto. Add to that a 16 point captain contribution from Raheem Sterling, a double clean sheet 15 pointer from Aymeric Laporte and a much welcomed improvement in Brighton’s form offering 12 points from Mat Ryan. The Islanders are left with their triple captain, as are their closest challengers, Da Pitch. Albion and Madrid are chipless and will more than likely battle it out for third and fourth.

Player of the week – Ayoze Perez – Newcastle United – 17 points

It’s not uncommon for a single gameweeker to triumph in a double gameweek – it happened last week of course. Thanks Brighton. It was maybe less likely to happen this week given the larger pool of double gameweek players to pick from and the teams that were playing – six of the top half. I mentioned a few weeks ago as Ayoze Perez posted a 16 point gameweek that at the same time last season he came into incredible goal scoring form to save Newcastle from a relegation scrap. And that the same thing could happen last season. It is.

Bargain of the week – Jonny Castro Otto – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 17 points

Manchester City were the only team to keep two clean sheets of the double gameweekers. Wolves kept one against Brighton and were unlucky not to add a second against Arsenal. Despite conceding one against the Gunners two of their three goals had wing back involvement. Matt Doherty scored his fourth league goal of the season, assisted by his mate on the opposite flank, Jonny, who added a second assist to help him to his second double figure total of the season.

Twat of the week – Nacho Monreal – Arsenal – 0 points

It was difficult to pick a twat this week. Monreal scored zero and was the costliest of those players so he takes the honour. Both Arsenal and Manchester United shipped six and did their Europa League hopes the world of good.

Goal of the week – Lucas Digne.

Gameweek 7 results – September manager of the month

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
69 461
2  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
65 442
3  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
69 428
4  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
62 427
5  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
82 424
6  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
71 415
7  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
72 408
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
90 406
9  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
39 403
10  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
64 402
11  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
52 402
12  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 401
13  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
78 401
14  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
66 399
15  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 396
16  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
64 389
17  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 387
18  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
61 387
19  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 386
20  same musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
71 386
21  up FTM
Stu Smith
91 383
22  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
48 382
23  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
63 378
24  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 377
25  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
77 372
26  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
49 371
27  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 367
28  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
48 367
29  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
61 365
30  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
58 360
31  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 357
32  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
39 356
33  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
71 354
34  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
36 353
35  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
48 353
36  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
73 352
37  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
46 351
38  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
66 350
39  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
55 349
40  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
54 344
41  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
26 340
41  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 340
43  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
41 339
44  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
31 333
45  down disco dancer
darren frankland
52 333
46  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 316
47  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
53 311
48  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
33 310
49  same blakes11
Steven Darling
63 297
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
28 241

Manager of the month – Dean Cripps – Kompany & Co – 289 points

The Vinegar Pissers lead the way going into the weekend but it’s Kompany & Co that take the prize. They also switched places – 3rd and 4th – in the overall league. Kompany’s key player was Nacho Monreal. The Arsenal defender added 15 points to their score. And you probably hadn’t noticed, but that’s four shut-outs on the spin now from Wenger’s team.

Manager of the week – Stu Smith – FTM – 91 points

FTM were probably hoping for a few goals from Harry Kane, a clean sheet from Phil Jones, another dominant Man City display and maybe a piece of magic from Philippe Coutinho to amass a healthy score this week. They got all those things, but the 16 ridiculous points picked up by Marouanne Fellaini probably wasn’t expected, and it’s what pushed them to the top of the weekly charts just ahead of Neil Madrid, who gave us the first glimpse of the potential power of the fee hit.

Player of the week – Marouane Fellaini – 16 points.

This will never happen again. Not even Marouane Fellaini has Marouane Fellaini in his fantasy team.

Bargain of the week – Stephen Ward – 12 points

Second in the bonus charts for defenders and third in the bonus charts overall, Ward and the Burnley back line look the best of the cheap options in that area of the park at the moment.

Twat of the week – Tommy Smith – 0 points

It’s hard to believe that still no Palace players have landed at the bottom of the weekly charts given the amount of goals they’re shipping. Luckily for them there’s always someone slightly more expensive shipping as many goals each week. Palace players are so uninvolved they’re not even getting sent off.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho.

Gameweek 35 results

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
63 2040
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
79 1990
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
75 1987
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
86 1955
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
69 1937
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
53 1928
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
80 1905
same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
48 1885
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
44 1884
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
49 1883
11  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
71 1880
12  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
60 1860
13  up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
56 1858
14  up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
72 1857
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
38 1856
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
50 1853
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
42 1853
18  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
61 1852
19  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
35 1841
20  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
38 1828
21  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
46 1824
22  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
57 1824
23  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
58 1823
24  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
51 1817
25  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
50 1809
26  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
75 1803
27  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
64 1790
28  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
50 1784
29  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 1779
30  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
31 1768
31  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
48 1764
32  same jetty city
scott mcgow
60 1744
33  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
66 1741
34  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
46 1713
35  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
82 1712
36  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
52 1709
37  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
66 1706
38  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
49 1676
39  up FTM
Stu Smith
62 1672
40  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
49 1663
41  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
35 1631
42  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
49 1630
43  up Dj daz
darren frankland
57 1616
44  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
35 1596
45  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
31 1587
46  same Big White Chiefs
david frankland
33 1567
47  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
58 1535
48  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
51 1531
49  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
43 1526
50  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
44 1525
51  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
69 1469
52  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
45 1443
53  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
46 1440

 

Quite a few managers played their all out attack chips this weekend. Well, you’ve got to get rid of it sometime I suppose. This was on the Saturday in which seven of the ten teams to play kept a clean sheet, and the player of the week was the game’s lowest priced first team regular, penalty saving goalkeeper, Eldin Jakupovic.

Maybe Aquamar thinks the league is won. They’re taking hits for fun at the moment. Another three this week for eight more points, although all worked out ridiclously well. Aguero, Stephens and Hazard returned 37 points – and all are set up nicely for the upcoming double gameweeks. The gap has closed up at the top again – now at 50 points. And there continues to be a lot of jostling for position behind. Kebab Eaters, second two weeks ago, are now down to sixth. Rico United climb into prize money contention with the highest score of the week, and down in seventh, Biscuitmen posted an 80 point score to keep themselves in the hunt.

Rico’s week winning 86 points wasn’t quite enough to pinch the manager of the month prize. They fell short of Hucking Fell who also held off challenges from The Craggy Islanders and Shoelace to pocket the £60.

same Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
58 414
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
79 400
down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
51 396
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
86 391

 

Player of the week – Eldin Jakupovic – 14 points. I don’t know where I’m meant to go with the bargain award

Bargain of the week award – Jack Stephens – 8 points. The other regular £4.1 million man.

Donkey of the week award – Nacho Monreal – 0 points. They’re not convincing ahead of their double double gameweeks

Goal of the week – Emre Can. 

Gameweek 30 results

1 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 42 1,715
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 42 1,689
3 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 60 1,665
4 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 32 1,655
5 Les Canaris David Spinks 41 1,640
6 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 28 1,601
7 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 25 1,582
8 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 63 1,582
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 28 1,577
10 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 56 1,550
11 Doing the 91 Colin Goulding 44 1,546
12 Pimp My Side Jordan Raper 30 1,540
13 A Few Good Men Darren Pope 46 1,531
14 goodbutnosigurdsson Rob Hewer 52 1,518
15 None Of The Above Jonny Mabbutt 44 1,499
16 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 50 1,483
17 Fancy a brouhaha? Ian Williams 46 1,465
18 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 48 1,454
19 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 40 1,442
20 Borussia HairBack Alex Ritchie 41 1,440
21 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 42 1,440
22 Body Issues FC Arron Fellows 34 1,412
23 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 22 1,398
24 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 28 1,329
25 Lothersdale FC Simon Rider 50 1,322
26 Moxie XI Luke O’Shea 40 1,319
27 Inter Ealing Paul Bentz 38 1,310

Uriah Rennie have been falling away the last few Weeks. This week they posted the highest score of 63 points. It puts them back in contention for a top 4 finish. Pescara’s slump continues. They’ve now dropped to 4th. They’re dropping at such a rate that this position is the one that’s up for grabs. Not that dissimilar to the Premier League. The top 3 look safe. The big movers within the top teams were (Your Ad Here) again. A 60 point score leapfrogs them over Pescara, and they’ve made more ground on the top 2 of Hedgehogs and Fullers. They lead the way in the race for the March Manager of the Month award, and on current form, are looking good to become Buckets Cup champions.

They will play A Pint of Fuller’s in the final. Both Fullers and (YAH) had comfortable semi final victories over Upper Bullens and Panza Grande respectively. A lot of teams, including many in the top half, had poor scoring weeks, largely due to the first week (probably ever) in which Van Persie, Bale and Suarez scored nothing. It was all about the back up cast this week. Uriah can thank Fellaini, Lambert and Benteke, aswell as Craig Gardner’s goal and top bonus for Sunderland, and Mark Schwarzer’s unexpected clean sheet away at Spurs. (Your Ad Here) toped the 60 point mark with the first clean sheet in 3 months for Asmir Begovic, clean sheets for Arsenal and West Brom (Mertesacker and McAuley), as well as goals from Rickie Lambert and a good choice of captain in Wayne Rooney. Who is now the form United striker as Van Persie’s “slump” contnues.

The Buckets Cup and March awards will be decided in two weeks time, as we have an international break coming up. Time for some managers to reassess and plan their final push.

  • Player of the week – Nacho Monreal – 15 points. Is it time to revisist that cheapish Arsenal defence for their final push on 4th place?
  • Bargain of the week – Andreas Weimann – 11 points. For the second time. Keeping Villa afloat.
  • Donkey of the week – Mark Bunn – Norwich City – -2 points. Norwich now down to their 3rd choice keeper.

Goal of the weekend

Leon Osman. Definitely decides the title and keeps Everton in the hunt

Gameweek 25 preview

02 Feb 12:45 QPR QPR v Norwich Norwich
02 Feb 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Stoke City Stoke City
02 Feb 15:00 Everton Everton v Aston Villa Aston Villa
02 Feb 15:00 Newcastle Newcastle v Chelsea Chelsea
02 Feb 15:00 Reading Reading v Sunderland Sunderland
02 Feb 15:00 West Ham West Ham v Swansea Swansea
02 Feb 15:00 Wigan Wigan v Southampton Southampton
02 Feb 17:30 Fulham Fulham v Man Utd Man Utd
03 Feb 13:30 West Brom West Brom v Tottenham Tottenham
03 Feb 16:00 Man City Man City v Liverpool Liverpool

It’s February. A short month – only 3 gameweeks. The last of which – gameweek 27 – sees the start of the Buckets Cup. This week is the last chance to use your January transfer window wildcard. When doing so, if you haven’t played it already, it might be worth bearing in mind that next week we have another double gameweek. Liverpool and Swansea play twice.

So the real reason behind this wildcard is to bring in new players. That’s NEW players.

Although, really, you’d be brave to completely revamp your squad with any of the big name buys that came into the league. Even those that changed one Premier club for another may not get straight into the starting XI of their new team. Although, if it’s going to happen anywhere, it’s going to be QPR.

Tony Fernandes found a spare 12.5 million down the back of his couch to splash out on Chris Samba. QPR’s defence, and overall performance, have improved in recent weeks. The addition of Samba will only add to that. It’ll save having to play Tal Ben Haim anyway. Loic Remy scored on his debut, and will be hopeful of more goals when they come up against Norwich this weekend. For the first time all season, QPR players may be viable fantasy options. Peter Odemwingie didn’t make it. He was last seen sat on the steps outside the Springbok pub on South Africa Road waiting for the doors to open. I suspect he won’t be playing much football for the next 5 months.

Norwich’s major buy, Luciano Becchio, follows Bradley Johnson, Johnny Howson and Robert Snodgrass out of Leeds. Can he hack it at Premiership level? Who’s to say. He’d long outgrown the stagnant Leeds team he’s been carrying for the last 3 or 4 seasons. He may not be an instant first choice, but will provide good competition for Holt and Jackson up front.

With Kieron Gibbs injured, and Andre Santos a liability, Arsenal felt the need to buy another left back. Nacho Monreal is likely to go straight in against Stoke. One thing that can be guaranteed in that game is goals. Neither side look capable of keeping a clean sheet, after periods during the early season when they were the teams most likely too. If you must buy Arsenal defence, maybe stick with the safe bet of the established Sagna – who at 5.1 million is 0.4 million cheaper than the new man.

Fulham splashed out on a Bulgarian called Manlove. Aswell as, from Milan, a loan deal for Urby Emanuelson, who may be worth a look – but only in a few weeks once settled. Most of the new French players at Newcastle played last week, with Moussa Sissoko contributing extra points by assisting Cisse’s goal. As it stands he and Yoan Gouffran look the most likely first starters. Although, 7 million for Gouffran would be a risk, particularly when you can still pick up the likes of Lambert, Lukaku and Le Fondre for cheaper.

And will Danny Graham oust Steven Fletcher from the Sunderland line up? Or can they play together? Again, only time will tell. Demba Ba is battling it out with Fernando Torres for the lone starting berth at Chelsea. Rafa doesn’t seem to fancy playing them both together from the start. Interesting to note that, across the game as a whole, both Ba and Torres are being moved out of fantasy teams, rather than in to them.

So in other words, don’t invest in any of them. Yet.

Stick with what you know.

For the moment consider them all Andy Carrolls – maybe a Papiss Cisse will emerge.