Gameweek 24 results

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
71 1353
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
88 1347
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
51 1335
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
55 1331
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
77 1322
same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
64 1293
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
78 1288
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
60 1284
down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
60 1279
10  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
54 1268
11  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
60 1268
12  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
66 1251
13  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
42 1250
14  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
57 1244
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
53 1242
16  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
43 1241
17  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
49 1241
18  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
72 1239
18  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 1239
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
43 1224
21  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
70 1224
22  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
35 1223
23  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 1223
24  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 1222
25  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
48 1215
26  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
45 1203
27  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
67 1197
28  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
78 1186
29  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
44 1185
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
51 1181
31  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 1172
32  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
43 1170
33  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
44 1158
34  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
47 1155
35  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
35 1149
36  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
41 1131
37  up jetty city
scott mcgow
97 1130
38  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
51 1125
39  same FTM
Stu Smith
49 1119
40  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1118
41  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
56 1106
42  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
81 1103
43  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
56 1095
44  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
79 1094
45  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
53 1093
46  up Dj daz
darren frankland
67 1082
47  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
53 1071
48  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
50 1019
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
30 1004
50  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
58 983
51  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
47 975
52  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 971
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
70 962

 

Jetty City, for the second consecutive week, win manager of the week. They were the only team to manage a 50+ score during the drab midweek. This weekend they almost hit a century. Had they played their perfect XI or played their bench boost they’d have got past the 100 point mark and achieved the highest weekly score.

They were one of the few teams who went with a Lukaku/Defoe double pronged attack, captaining the Belgian, and picking up 55 points from their strike force along. That’s more points from two players than most teams managed with their full XI – the teams that unluckily had neither striker in their line up. There were plenty of teams carrying Lukaku, most notably our top two, Aquamar and When Harry Met Alli, who both handed him the armband.

Aquamar were involved in the biggest tie of the preliminary round of the Buckets Cup, coming up against sixth placed Kebab Eaters United and triumphing 71-64. It’s unlucky on Kebab Eaters who were the second highest scoring losers of the round. Shoelace crept through scoring only 35 points to Bazza 28 United’s 30. No Fuchs Given and 4 Fuchs Ake’s victories have set up a Fuchs derby in the first round proper, whilst the closest tie of the round saw Hedgehog’s beat Uriah’s on goals scored, 5 to 4 – Lukaku the difference again. All results and revised first round draw are on the Buckets Cup page.

 

Player of the week – Romelu Lukaku – 21 points. Cue kneejerk Lukaku transferring across the board.

Bargain of the week – Lamine Kone – 13 points. Palace doomed.

Donkey of the week – Jeff Hendrick – -2 points. He lasted six minutes.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard.

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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.

 

Gameweek 4 results

up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
79 249
up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
64 238
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
80 232
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
59 230
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 229
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
53 228
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 226
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
39 223
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
57 219
10  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
63 217
11  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 217
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
49 216
13  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
43 210
13  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 210
15  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
38 210
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
51 208
17  down FTM
Stu Smith
43 206
18  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 204
19  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
46 204
19  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 204
21  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
41 203
22  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
36 201
23  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
44 199
24  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 195
25  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
32 194
26  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
38 192
27  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
61 189
28  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
62 186
29  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
56 186
30  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
52 185
31  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
16 185
32  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
29 184
33  up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
60 183
34  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
39 183
35  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
44 182
36  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
62 181
37  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
48 181
38  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
31 180
39  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
35 179
40  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
56 176
41  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
46 172
42  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
55 169
43  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 166
44  new Dj daz
darren frankland
33 163
45  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
46 161
46  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
32 160
47  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
41 158
48  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
54 152
49  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
23 146
50  new Big White Chiefs
david frankland
65 141
51  down jetty city
scott mcgow
56 137
52  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
29 136
53  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
38 117

 

Normal service has been resumed. It was an eventful run up to the gameweek – what with nearly everyone buying someone and breaking their transfer record to do it. I could have spent the entire preview piece going through the new signings and who might make an impact. As it happened, most made their debuts from the bench, and hardly any scored big points. Sadio Mane, Steven Defour and Christian Benteke appear on page one of the highest weekly scores – they’re the only three.

The main talking point was the ban handed out to Sergio Aguero following the elbowing incident against West Ham before the international break – and the fact that it was ahead of the most blown out of all proportion/anticipated game of the early season. Three matches in total – but only two Premier League gameweeks – the other game being City’s League Cup tie against Swansea next week. Over a million managers across the game dispensed with his services, although I have noticed him lingering on a few Buckets benches. You might have expected Zlatan to be the player most other managers turned to, but Alvaro Negredo was ahead of the Manchester United striker as the most transferred player in. Closely followed by Diego Costa. Of those three, it was the Chelsea madman who contributed the most points. It’s also worth noting he picked up his third booking in four games. He may be the perfect replacement for Aguero, whose return from suspension could well coincide with a ban for Costa for reaching five yellows.

The perfect replacement, however, would have been Romelu Lukaku. Not many people took a punt on the Everton striker. Not scoring a league goal for six months probably had something to do with that. When Harry Met Alli, nO fucHs given and Uriah’s were the main beneficiaries of Lukaku’s 11 minute hat trick. Uriah’s and nO fucHs made him captain – thus contributing 34 points to their score. Everton players added another 14 points to Uriah’s total enabling them to jump over 20 places and into the top 10 off the back of just one game.

When Harry Met Alli jumped nine places to move to the top of the table employing both Costa (as captain) and Lukaku. Their 41 points contribute towards a total of 79 which was the second highest total of the week. The highest weekly scorers were To Elland Back. Their 80 points catapulted them 23 places from 26th to third. They also handed Costa the armband and he was ably assisted by Robert Snodgrass, Roberto Firmino and Harry Kane who also all found the back of the net.

We’ve two new recruits, which has expanded the prize pot and slightly altered the cup format, so check the relevant links to see those updates. That’s the deadline for new admissions. We’ve 53 managers – that’s amazing. It’s even created a page two relegation zone on the website.*

 

Player of the week – Heung Min Son – 19 points. Crushing Stoke, the early season whipping boys.

Bargain of the week – Etienne Capoue – 13 points. Three goals in four games!!!

Donkey of the week – Robert Huth – -1 points. Remember, they couldn’t keep a clean sheet for the first half of last season either.

Goal of the week – Steven Defour. A good week this week.

 

*No-one will actually be relegated – don’t worry.

Gameweek 1 results

Rank Team & Manager GW TOT
new The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
74 74
new 30:19
Darren Lavelle
69 69
new When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
69 69
new Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
63 63
new nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
63 63
new FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 62
new greenyteamy
adam greenwood
60 60
new To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
59 59
new Ciderheads
Darren Pope
59 59
10  new Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
56 56
10  new Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
56 56
10  new Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
56 56
10  new DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
56 56
14  new Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
55 55
14  new Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
55 55
16  new QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
54 54
16  new Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
54 54
18  new Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
53 53
19  new 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
52 52
20  new Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
51 51
20  new Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
51 51
22  new I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
50 50
22  new RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
50 50
24  new Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
49 49
24  new Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
49 49
26  new Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
48 48
27  new Cooksters
Peter Cook
47 47
27  new Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
47 47
29  new INIT FC
Mustafa khan
46 46
29  new Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
46 46
29  new jetty city
scott mcgow
46 46
29  new Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
46 46
33  new Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 44
33  new Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
44 44
35  new Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
41 41
35  new Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
41 41
37  new Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
40 40
38  new Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
38 38
38  new Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
38 38
40  new Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 37
41  new Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 36
41  new FTM
Stu Smith
36 36
41  new Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
36 36
44  new Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
34 34
45  new romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
33 33
46  new RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
32 32
46  new bazza 28 united
laura barrett
32 32
46  new Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
32 32
46  new Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 32
50  new Have a little dink
Ian Williams
30 30
51  new Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
19 19

 

I don’t think there are any other teams set to join the league – so 51 it is – FIFTY ONE TEAMS. The only slight annoyance about that is the league table page on the website only has enough room for 50. So if you don’t see yourself on that page, you’re probably last. Sorry about that. The prize money calculations appear on the ‘Prize Money’ page. Of all places. Information has been updated on the ‘Buckets Cup’ link page regarding when that will start, how long it will take and who gets a bye into the first round proper.

We’re off. Saturday was a slow-ish start with 14 goals scored across the seven games. The two games on Sunday produced almost as many goals – 11 in total. Worries that Arsenal fans might have had about their defence were justified as they shipped four and Manchester United did what they were meant to do and won convincingly with a Rooney goal, a Zlatan debut goal and noteworthy assists from Anthony Martial. Basically, if you started out the weekend with your team based heavily round the West Brom or Swansea defence, the Liverpool midfield and the Manchester United attack, you probably did OK.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sergio Aguero appeared to start the weekend as the most popular captain choice, and didn’t disappoint, adding all three bonus marks to his goal, and contributing 18 points to the majority of teams. Including The Craggy Islanders – who set the early pace with 74 points – and win the first manager of the week award. The average score across the game was 44 and we had 33 teams scoring above that. Our highest scoring debut manager is nO fucHs given who posted 63 points. Pudding and Pie are the lone team occupying page two on 19 points. They were let down by everybody, not least their defence (and keeper) who only managed six points between the five of them.

It’s only one week so we probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions on settled line ups, but those that included Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Cesc Fabregas must be cursing their non-selection. On the other hand there might be a few early forays into the transfer market to bring in the mid to low price players that performed well in the first week. The surprise result of the weekend was Hull’s defeat of Leicester. At the arse end of the striker list Adama Diomande, who will only set you back £4.5 million, bagged one of their goals and some bonus marks in their 2-1 victory. Hull’s squad is so depleted that they had to fill their bench with academy players, and didn’t actually make any substitutions during the game. So you can expect Diomande and those other Hull players you’ve never heard of to get more game time in the coming weeks.

Etienne Capoue, also at £4.5 million, scored Watford’s goal, whilst Stephen Kinglsey, of the £4 million defenders, posted 8 points, starting as Swansea’s left back in their 1-0 defeat of Burnley. Also worth noting is Nathan Redmond’s 10 point score for Southampton. Although listed as a midfielder, Redmond started as an attacker, and his goal and 3 point bonus display will have only cemented that place in the team for another week.

 

Player of the week – Philippe Coutinho – 15 points. One of four Liverpool midfielders to score/assist/bonus.

Bargain of the week – Leroy Fer – 11 points. This might be the season he doesn’t get relegated.

Donkey of the week – Ben Watson – -2 points. First red of the season

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho. Scored the week one goal of the week last season too.