Gameweek 10 results and October Manager of the Month

Another week, another leader. Locky Bauer Bowyer had already taken over by the time Leicester’s 9th goal had gone in, accumulating 48 points from just that one game. By contrast Genial Plodders finished Friday evening on a score of -1. They’ll be glad they only had Jannik Vestergaard and not Ryan Bertrand, who finished on a record low total of -6. Locky’s weren’t the only to benefit from the 9-0. Virtually everyone with a green arrow against their name had some Leicester influence in their team. I’m not sure any of us had a triple up. Plenty of us captained Vardy and there were a few more of us with Vardy and one other – Chilwell, Soyuncu, Maddison, Tielemans and Evans being the most popular.

1
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
78 589
2
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
61 586
3
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
71 578
4
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
83 572
5
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
53 566
6
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
74 564
7
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
67 563
8
Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
67 560
9
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
43 559
10
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
57 559

It was a good week for the other City too. As well as benefitting from the Leicester madness, many of us complimented that with (at last) a fruitful captain pick from the Etihad. Both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, the two most popular armband choices, returned attacking contributions. The Leicester/Manchester combination came through for Pretty Schitty City, our October Manager of the Month. City got over the line thanks to a 60 point contribution from Ederson, Sterling and captain Vardy. Although there was more bad luck for those convinced that Sergio Aguero would pick up his regular home points haul. He missed out again in favour of Gabriel Jesus and salt was well and truly rubbed in with a 10 minute, 1 point cameo.

1
Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
79 178
2
Cookie fc
Peter Cook
82 168
3
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
78 166
4
king ragg
Steven Darling
65 163
5
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
71 160

 

October manager of the month – Pretty Schitty City – Alex Michaluk – 178 points

Manager of the week – Basham’s Arriving – Tim Dodd – 84 points

Player of the week – Ayoze Perez – Leicester City – 20 points

Bargain of the week – Tim Krul – Norwich City – 16 points

Twat of the week – Ryan Bertrand – Southampton – -6 points

Goal of the week – Jay Rodriguez. 1m26s

 

Gameweek 7 results and September manager of the month

More chopping and changing at the top, as the Buckets League welcomes it’s fifth different leader in just seven gameweeks. Sterling Silva have had six consecutive green arrows, climbing the rankings week on week from almost four millionth in GW1 to their current high of just under 88k. They’ve made a single transfer every week, thus taking no hits and are yet to unleash their wildcard.

1
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
55 435
2
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
41 431
3
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 427
4
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 425
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
52 423
6
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
61 418
7
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 418
8
romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 417
9
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
52 415
10
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
66 415

Despite the consistency, it’s not enough to take the September prize. That award goes to Crazylegs XI. Their three week run has seen them rise from two millionth to around 466k – and up to just outside the top 10 of Buckets.

1
Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
66 218
2
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 194
3
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
55 194
4
romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 193
5
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 189

Our highest weekly score was achieved by Greeenteeeaam who reached 76 points with double figure contributions from Harry Kane as captain, Georginio Wijnaldum doing what his front three colleagues should have done and Ricardo Pereira, who rises to the top of the defender charts as a result of scoring for the second match in a row. Periera and the Leicester defence look a tasty prospect following the international break with a run of eminently winnable fixtures all the way through to mid December. Most of them are either at home and/or against teams outside the so-called big six.

Two players have registered attacking returns every week. Bizarrely, neither have had a price increase over their starting value. Callum Wilson was shipped out by a massive amount of managers over the first five gameweeks, until people started to sit up and notice that three assists and three goals is actually pretty good going. Wilson’s value has re-risen to £7.9 million, but had dipped from his £8 million starting price to £7.8 million. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has stayed on £11 million since week one. He has seven in eight games – and in the game in which he didn’t score – he assisted. Maybe too many of us were too interested in Pukki to look at Wilson and too desperate to fill up on City players to consider Aubameyang. It’s worth noting Aubameyang’s run of fixtures too. This run could last until Christmas.

 

October Manager of the Month – David Caldicott – Crazylegs XI – 218 points

Manager of the week – Adam Greenwood – Greeenteeeam – 76 points

Player of the week – Matt Doherty – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 15 points

Bargain of the week – Jorginho – Chelsea – 11 points

Twat of the week – Serge Aurier – Tottenham Hotspur – -2 points

Goal of the week – Anwar El-Ghazi. 3m15s in.

Gameweek 10 results and October Manager of the Month

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 682
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
68 666
3  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 635
4  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
91 626
5  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
51 613
6  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 608
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
71 602
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
77 599
9  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
64 599
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 598
11  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 595
12  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
45 590
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
66 578
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
51 575
15  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
58 571
16  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
85 570
17  down King raggg
Steven Darling
43 566
18  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
62 558
19  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 556
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
69 553
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 552
22  up FTM
Stu Smith
70 551
23  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
72 549
24  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 547
25  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
78 546
26  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
74 543
27  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 535
27  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
44 535
29  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
84 530
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 527
31  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
72 523
32  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 523
33  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
65 522
34  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
54 520
35  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
70 517
36  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
24 516
37  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
66 512
38  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
45 510
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
55 506
40  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
46 501
41  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 497
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
47 486
43  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
40 479
44  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
46 475
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
52 466
45  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 466
47  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
47 460
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
49 459
49  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 454
50  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
51 435
51  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 428

 

October Manager of the Month – Game of Stones – Ryan Garoghan – 198 points

It was Salah Buffoon!!!’s to lose – and they did. They had a 10 point lead over their nearest challenger after last week and a 22 point lead over Game of Stones. The 34 point swing meant that even if the Buffoons actually had Salah in their team, and as captain, they still wouldn’t have held onto top spot. Game of Stones have been no lower than 8th since the beginning of the season and their victory means that each of the manager of the month prizes so far have gone to our current top three in the league.

1  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 198
2  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 195
3  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 190
4  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 186
5  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 186
6  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 185

 

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 91 points

Banking on Liverpool scoring a bagful against Cardiff and Bournemouth doing likewise against Fulham guaranteed Neil Madrid their week winning score. Sadio Mane contributed 30 points as captain and a combination of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, who is now the game’s highest scoring striker, added 24 points between them. Madrid move up into fourth, and along with Game of Stones, have managed to claw back a little on the two runaway leaders.

Player of the week – Ross Barkley – Chelsea – 17 points

From out of nowhere and getting back to the player he looked like he could be in his earlier days at Everton. This is Barkley’s second double figure score in three, his third consecutive scoring gameweek, and is offering ridiculous value in this form at £5.8 million. You just know the minute you bring him in he’ll be rotated.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 13 points

It’s his second appearance on the roll of honour in the last three weeks as Bournemouth’s impressive free scoring start to the season continues. Wilson’s totals are being helped by Josh King’s absence. He’s the single focal point of the attack and is on (and scoring) penalties. Another current must-have in great form and becoming almost fixture proof with Bournemouth’s reliability at finding the back of the net.

Twat of the week – Mark Noble – West Ham United – -2 points

Can be a reliable asset when you’re lucky enough to have him in and West Ham get a penalty. He’s always cheap enough to occupy a bench spot with a guaranteed start. On the other hand he’s also one of those players almost guaranteed to land himself in the twat book at least once a season.

Goal of the week – Granit Xhaka. The latest in a run of long-range-top-corner blinders.

 

Gameweek 10 results – October manager of the month

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
47 623
2  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 582
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
65 578
4  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
42 576
5  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 575
6  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
43 574
7  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
30 573
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
73 568
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 566
10  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 562
11  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 561
12  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
51 553
13  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
42 545
14  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
54 542
15  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
65 540
15  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
40 540
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
39 538
18  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
58 538
19  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
55 537
20  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 537
21  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
35 522
22  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
61 519
23  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 519
24  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
70 517
25  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
65 516
26  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 514
27  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
44 509
28  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
24 509
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
45 504
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
24 503
31  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 503
32  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
45 501
33  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
51 495
34  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
75 493
35  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
27 489
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 487
37  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
52 487
38  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
36 483
39  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 482
40  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 480
41  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
38 477
42  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
42 472
43  down disco dancer
darren frankland
42 463
44  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
45 461
45  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
41 460
46  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
45 446
47  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
45 436
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
46 432
49  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 423
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 363

 

Manager of the month – The Craggy Islanders – 189 points

The Islanders played their free hit this week, possibly spying a good group of fixtures with which to rack up a decent amount of points. And to consolidate their lead at the top of the monthly rankings and guarantee them the monthly award. Or was it just find a solution to the Kane absence? I’m not sure the chip had its full effect with only one of the chosen XI getting into double figures, but the lead was held and the money was won.

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
47 189
2  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 178
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
58 174
4  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
48 174
5  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
42 172

 

Manager of the week – Pretty Schitty City – 75 points

A strong defence and a timely substitution helped City to the top score. Harry Kane was in the starting XI despite the confirmed reports of his injury. That might be an indicator of the complete lack of trust we have in the Spurs striker at the moment. Steven Davis was lined up as first reserve and took his place to the tune of 10 points.

Player of the week – Saed Kolasinac – 14 points

This has been coming. Arsenal defenders have been quietly racking up points without looking all that convincing. No clean sheet this week but a goal and assist from the player most likely to be this season’s Marcos Alonso…unless of course that turns out to be Marcos Alonso.

Bargain of the week – Fernandinho – 13 points

Those wondering how to squeeze a third Man City player in should look no further. Two assists and two goals is more than your average holding midfielder gets in a season.

Twat of the week – Arthur Masuaku -1 points

Thats what you get for conceding goals against Palace.

Goal of the week – Andre Ayew.

From 1m32s

Gameweek 10 results

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.