Gameweek 37 results

May 19, 2017

up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
149 2232
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
168 2230
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
114 2201
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
181 2151
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
163 2149
down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
133 2138
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
179 2138
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
140 2128
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
155 2078
10  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
171 2077
11  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
172 2064
12  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
143 2063
13  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
145 2055
14  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
134 2038
15  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
113 2020
16  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
84 2017
17  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
159 2017
18  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
140 2010
19  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
142 2002
20  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
144 1999
21  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
118 1994
22  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
79 1978
23  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
54 1976
24  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
73 1973
25  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
118 1967
26  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
67 1966
27  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
53 1941
28  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
87 1936
29  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
120 1933
30  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
114 1908
31  up jetty city
scott mcgow
119 1906
32  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
77 1906
33  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
125 1887
34  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
80 1869
35  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
76 1841
36  up FTM
Stu Smith
109 1838
37  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
63 1822
38  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
98 1803
39  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
80 1802
40  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
89 1800
41  up Dj daz
darren frankland
113 1783
42  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
116 1778
43  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
98 1754
44  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
76 1753
45  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
120 1746
46  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
63 1699
47  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
74 1674
48  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
91 1649
49  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
39 1601
50  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
39 1596
51  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
82 1589
52  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
91 1583
53  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
97 1576

 

It’s a record breaking week in Buckets. The previous record highest weekly total was 165 points recorded back in the 2013-2014 season. That was smashed by five teams this week. Hats off to Neil Madrid, To Elland Back, FC Caligula and The Craggy Islanders for playing the double gameweek and winning. Double hats off to Edgbaston, who with 181 points, have the highest weekly total ever recorded by a Buckets team. A total of 29 teams scored triple figure scores –  including all but one of our top 21.

When Harry Met Alli scored 149 points. They and the Islanders leapfrog Aquamar, whose comparatively meagre 114 sees them drop into third. It’s still a three way fight for the title, but the momentum is surely with the top two teams. WHMA were chipped out (but for All Out Attack) so the fact that they matched those playing their triple captains and bench boosts is pretty remarkable. I predicted the Islanders might sneak into first place this week given they had their bench boost remaining. Both teams had Sanchez and Kane in their ranks but chose a different captain. One of them might have sewn the title up had they gone with the slightly more obvious choice.

Harry Kane’s 31 points is the highest weekly player score of the season. Alexis Sanchez held that record for all of two days before Kane’s blitz against Leicester last night. Gabriel Jesus was another popular armband choice among Buckets managers, and also came good with a 19 point haul. Curiously, Diego Costa  was the most popular captain choice in the world game according to the FPL site. Buckets managers are obviously a lot more savvy. I’m not sure any of us went down that route. Didn’t it seem way too obvious that Chelsea would win the league at West Brom and then rotate?

 

Edgbaston, who bench boosted to get their 181 points, now sit in fourth place. The race for the final prize money slot is still probably between five teams. There are 23 points separating them and Hedgehog Corpse in eighth. Unsurprisingly they also lead the chase for the May manager of the month with the other high scorers from this double gameweek in hot pursuit.

 

up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
181 268
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
179 253
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
149 249
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
168 240
down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
159 239
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
172 231
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
171 225
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
163 225

 

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 31 points. Now leads the golden boot chase.

Bargain of the week – Kyle Naughton – 15 points. Non-double gameweeker and serial donkey. Well done Kyle.

Donkey of the week – Christian Fuchs – -1 points. Conceding six doesn’t help.

Goal of the week – Shinji Okazaki.

Gameweek 10 results

November 1, 2016

up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
94 585
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
79 568
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
54 566
down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
68 563
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
62 555
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
82 551
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
95 550
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
75 545
same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
71 539
10  same 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
72 535
11  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
78 534
12  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
85 533
13  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
71 531
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
66 523
15  same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
73 518
16  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
84 516
17  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
84 510
18  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
66 505
19  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
89 502
20  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
29 500
21  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
55 497
22  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
81 495
23  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
50 494
24  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 494
25  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
82 487
26  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
61 484
27  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
76 483
28  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
70 483
29  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
76 481
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
62 480
31  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
72 470
32  same FTM
Stu Smith
72 470
33  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
77 466
34  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
62 464
35  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
79 460
36  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
74 456
37  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
81 451
38  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
58 450
39  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
83 447
40  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
36 433
41  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
86 433
42  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
73 425
43  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
59 424
44  down jetty city
scott mcgow
48 419
45  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
43 413
46  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 407
47  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
59 403
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 398
49  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
54 391
50  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
52 386
51  up Dj daz
darren frankland
56 368
52  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 353
53  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
49 352

 

A disastrous week for Neil Madrid. They fell completely out of contention for the October manager of the month award and relinquished their lead at the top, scoring a comparatively low 54 points compared to the majority of their pace-setting rivals who finished the weekend posting scores in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Most notably, Uriah’s, who jumped from 5th to 1st with 94 points – a score that wins them the October manager of the month award.

up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
94 193
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
71 191
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
81 186
up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
81 185
up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
89 181

 

And The Craggy Islanders, who are the top scoring team of the week with 95 points – which is also the highest weekly score of the season so far.

Roughly one in forty of all the managers in the game dispensed of Sergio Aguero in the last fortnight. That suggests at least one of us did too. Most leading Buckets managers held on to him it seems, although not many were prepared to offer him the captain’s armband. Uriah’s did, and it was this decision that boosted their score more than any other. Add to that an almost complete set of clean sheets, two assists and two goals out of the midfield and another double figure score courtesy of Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku was the key to the Islanders’ success, collecting 24 points as captain, backed up by Aguero’s 16 point haul. Tom Heaton, who is established as the number one keeper in the game, Alexis Sanchez and the in-form number 10, Joe Allen, added double figure amounts.

 

Player of the week – Ilkay Gundogan – 18 points. One to watch – a regular starter now?

Bargain of the week – James McArthur – 15 points. Palace’s best performer by a mile.

Donkey of the week – Craig Dawson – -1 points. The pricier of those defenders on the receiving end of a four goal defeat.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (his second goal). He’s finished.

 

Gameweek 32 results

April 6, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 65 1,852
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 51 1,815
3 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 61 1,769
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 64 1,768
5 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 78 1,762
6 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 58 1,756
7 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 66 1,744
8 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 76 1,741
9 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 52 1,738
10 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 62 1,737
11 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 56 1,720
12 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 53 1,714
13 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 58 1,714
14 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 64 1,707
15 SS3 FC Paul Murray 40 1,698
16 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 55 1,698
17 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 65 1,692
18 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 68 1,692
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 67 1,690
20 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 51 1,680
21 Init fc Mustafa khan 66 1,677
22 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 72 1,677
23 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 45 1,674
24 Howayman Mark Bromham 68 1,673
25 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 56 1,668
26 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 45 1,651
27 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 64 1,640
28 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 59 1,631
29 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 55 1,627
30 Below Par Paul Bentz 51 1,612
31 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 53 1,596
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 52 1,586
33 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 61 1,569
34 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 67 1,569
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 59 1,545
36 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 38 1,529
37 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 69 1,522
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 43 1,496
39 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 50 1,446
40 Ciderheads Darren Pope 39 1,438
41 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 39 1,437
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 28 1,321
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 34 1,230
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 33 1,173

 

As well as easily being the best player pun team name in the league this year, The Kolarov Mane is also the highest scoring team of gameweek 32. Their 78 points sees them leap into 5th place overall, right back in the mix for the 3rd and 4th place prizes. With the double gameweeks on the horizon, teams as far down as 14th and maybe even further could still be in the mix for placing prizes.

Kolarov Mane played their second wildcard ahead of this week bringing in 11 new players and clearly tailoring their squad for the upcoming double headers. Hector Bellerin and Dimitri Payet were the most effective, both scoring double figure scores.

The Villa factor reaped it’s rewards again this week as a patched up Chelsea strolled to a 4-0 pummeling over the league’s bottom team. There were five Chelsea players among the weeks highest scorers with seven points or more – Pedro scoring higher than anyone. Amazingly, the captain of the title favourites and league leaders is still only worth £4.4 million pounds. Wes Morgan was the bargain buy of the week.

FC Caligula will play The Craggy Islanders in the Buckets Cup Final. Caligula kept up their quest for an unprecedented double with a skin of their teeth victory over Neil Madrid by       65-64. Both had almost identical squads with the difference being, arguably, the Christian Fuchs assist for Wes Morgan’s goal in Leicester’s victory over Southampton. The other semi was more clear cut. The Craggy Islanders saw off Upper Bullens with the third highest score of the week. Although their All Out Attack chip might feel a little wasted. The two defenders they played picked up more points than their three attackers, and they’d have picked up an extra point by simply sticking to a standard 3-4-3 or 3-5-2.

 

Player of the week – Pedro – 16 points. He was meant to do this a lot more often.

Bargain of the week – Wes Morgan – 15 points. And with this joins Fuchs and Huth in the top 10 defenders.

Donkey of the week – Alan Hutton – -3 points. Somehow the first Villa donkey of the season.

Goal of the week – Dimitri Payet. Stupid free kick looks like he took it with an Impossiball.

 

Gameweek 31 results

March 22, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 83 1,787
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 82 1,764
3 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 82 1,716
4 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 74 1,704
5 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 71 1,698
6 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 81 1,686
7 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 77 1,684
8 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 89 1,678
9 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 75 1,675
10 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 81 1,665
11 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 76 1,664
12 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 73 1,661
13 SS3 FC Paul Murray 76 1,658
14 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 79 1,656
15 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 70 1,643
16 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 51 1,643
17 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 61 1,629
18 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 75 1,629
19 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 83 1,627
20 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 90 1,624
21 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 66 1,623
22 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 58 1,612
23 Init fc Mustafa khan 69 1,611
24 Howayman Mark Bromham 80 1,609
25 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 63 1,606
26 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 87 1,605
27 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 83 1,580
28 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 60 1,572
29 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 73 1,572
30 Below Par Paul Bentz 65 1,561
31 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 83 1,547
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 78 1,534
33 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 74 1,516
34 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 54 1,506
35 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 60 1,491
36 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 66 1,486
37 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 72 1,453
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 56 1,453
39 Ciderheads Darren Pope 47 1,399
40 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 53 1,398
41 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 77 1,396
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 50 1,293
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 39 1,196
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 34 1,140

 

This was he last gameweek of the month. I’ve only just realised. We’ve an international break next week before the final stretch of the season. So we have a manager of the month prize to dish out and that goes to FC Caligula. And not before time. Our league leaders have surprisingly only managed one pretty low scoring manager of the week prize up until now and that was only a few weeks ago in GW27. In the closest finish yet, Caligula have just pipped Walking With Memphis, Rico United, Your Ad Here, Edgbaston and Shoelace to the prize. All six teams deserve a mention having all scored three consecutive 70+ scores in the last three weeks.

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 83 280
2 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 73 279
3 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 74 279
4 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 82 276
4 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 81 276
6 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 81 275

 

As you might expect, Caligula have also progressed to the semi finals of the cup. Unlucky on Your Ad Here, their closest title rivals, who lost out 83-82. They’ll face current league champions and former cup finalists, Neil Madrid, who overcame Pretty Schitty City 83-76. Neil Madrid can count themselves lucky having opted to put Hector Bellerin on the bench. Roberto Firmino’s injury promoted Bellerin and added an extra 12 points to their total. Rico United lost out to Upper Bullens and The Craggy Islanders completed a semi final line up of three teams from the bottom half by beating Shoelace.

The common denominator to all the 80+ scores was Harry Kane’s player of the week performance against Bournemouth. Two goals, an assist and top bonus totals 16 points – 32 if you hand him the armband, as the majority of managers did this week. That includes Scotty2hotty who emerge as this weeks best scoring team topping the 90 point mark. He joins a group of three players who have won the award twice this season – the others being Riyad Mahrez, Ross Barkley and Kevin De Bruyne. He looks the player most likely to catch Riyad Mahrez on current scoring rates and has moved into third on the overall points chart.

FC Caligula remain strong favourites to win the title, and look odds on to complete a first ever double. They have yet to play their second wildcard or any of their chips. Respect to Your Ad Here who are clinging on, desperate not to let them out of their sight, and almost matching them point for point. YAH are two chips poorer. If Caligula misplay their chips and YAH hit the jackpot with their triple captain, there could be a change in the lead. Caligula are Leicester. YAH are Spurs.

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 16 points. In emphatic form at the moment.

Bargain of the week – Federico Fernandez – 15 points. The Villa factor.

Donkey of the week – Martin Skrtel – -1 points. Came on at half time when Liverpool were 2-0 up. They lost 3-2.

Goal of the week – Graziano Pelle. Back in amongst it. 28 points in two weeks.

 

 

 

Gameweek 19 results

December 31, 2015

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 71 1,095
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 75 1,082
3 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 68 1,066
4 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 71 1,058
5 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 57 1,033
6 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 79 1,028
7 Howayman Mark Bromham 72 1,026
8 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 47 1,025
9 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 75 1,025
10 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 93 1,024
11 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 61 1,023
12 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 75 1,022
13 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 60 1,021
14 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 50 1,016
15 SS3 FC Paul Murray 55 1,009
16 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 83 1,007
17 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 73 1,006
18 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 49 1,004
19 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 64 999
20 Init fc Mustafa khan 67 994
21 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 73 989
22 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 61 987
23 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 64 983
24 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 74 976
25 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 64 974
26 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 60 971
27 Below Par Paul Bentz 46 971
28 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 65 964
29 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 78 964
30 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 57 962
31 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 68 956
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 72 945
33 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 54 921
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 61 897
35 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 79 889
36 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 57 888
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 70 878
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 53 849
39 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 45 847
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 43 846
41 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 44 846
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 53 795
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 45 728
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 59 697

 

There’s still no internet at Buckets HQ, so I’ve come in to work to write this. I don’t want to spend a minute more than I have to in this place on New Years Eve, so again, this is going to be brief.

Gaalacticos score 93 points to win week 19. Mesut Ozil was the right captain choice, scoring 14 points, doubled to 28. They gained a respectable 14 extra points playing their bench boost, with most of those points being earned by Marko Arnautovic. It’s a total which sees them climb nine places from 19th to 10th in the league. Golden Boys and Your Ad Here had made it past the 1000 point barrier after gameweek 18. A whole host of teams, Gaalacticos included, passed that milestone this week.

Your Ad Here are the December winners…

1 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 75 348
2 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 64 342
3 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 83 338
4 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 68 333
5 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 57 331
6 Howayman Mark Bromham 72 331
7 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 60 330

 

Neil Madrid lead the way before the Monday evening kick offs. Mesut Ozil’s performance guaranteed YAH the prize, outscoring Harry Kane, whom Madrid had chosen as their skipper. Both teams had identical Leicester and Man City players so Madrid had no chance of overtaking.

 

Player of the week – Mesut Ozil – 14 points. Now on 16 assists – twice as many as anyone else.

Bargain of the week – Gabriel – 14 points. Arsenal’s other scorer.

Donkey of the week – Nathan Ake – -2 points. Bargain of the week a fortnight ago.

Goal of the week – Xherdan Shaqiri. He says he meant it.

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