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.

 

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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.

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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 11 results

November 3, 2015

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 78 608
2 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 56 585
3 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 59 576
4 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 53 576
5 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 57 571
6 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 53 569
7 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 61 566
7 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 70 566
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 75 562
10 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 51 559
11 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 71 558
12 Init fc Mustafa khan 62 553
13 Below Par Paul Bentz 53 548
14 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 68 542
15 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 63 541
16 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 50 539
17 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 73 539
18 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 63 538
19 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 55 535
20 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 57 525
21 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 61 525
22 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 68 522
23 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 58 522
24 SS3 FC Paul Murray 66 519
25 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 56 518
26 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 60 515
27 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 70 514
28 Howayman Mark Bromham 57 508
29 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 54 501
30 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 57 496
31 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 41 494
32 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 50 489
33 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 44 471
34 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 48 471
35 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 41 464
36 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 58 461
37 Ciderheads Darren Pope 76 459
38 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 60 456
39 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 45 450
40 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 62 441
41 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 35 440
42 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 61 433
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 32 418
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 16 342

The Golden Boys have strengthened their position at the top of the league posting the highest score of the week with 78 points, and in doing so winning their first manager of the week award. They scored 20 points more than most of the chasing pack and become the first team past the 600 point barrier. They haven’t played any wildcards or chips yet. They haven’t even had to pay for a transfer. And they’re one of the few teams (maybe the only Buckets team) who plumped for Heurelho Gomes as one of their keepers. It’s a punt that’s paying off. The Watford stopper kept his fifth clean sheet at the weekend, picked up two more bonus points and moved to the top of the keeper charts. The Golden Boys are smashing it. And they’ve unluckily just missed out on the October manager of the month. In August they finished fifth in the monthly table – in September they finished sixth. They made a late charge for the October award but just fell short, finishing fifth…

1 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 70 271
2 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 63 271
3 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 73 269
4 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 51 265
5 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 78 263

So it’s congratulations to Game of Throw Ins who are the October champs. They’re equal top of the monthly table on 271 points, but scored two more goals than Hedgehog Corpse (19-17) to nick the prize. Hedgehog were clear on Saturday night but double figure contributions from Romelu Lukaku and Graziano Pelle on Sunday saw GOTIs edge ahead. Hedgehog will be disappointed having left 16 points on the bench. It would have been more than enough to secure the award. Kicking themselves even harder should be Romeo’s and the Biscuitmen, who had 17 and 25 points sat on their respective benches. Again, more than enough to pinch the October prize, and considering their mega scores in gameweek 8, it’s a prize money opportunity missed.

Player of the week – Arouna Kone – 20 points. At £4.8 million, our cheapest POTW yet.

Bargain of the week – Jack Butland – 11 points. Always hard to pick when the POTW is so cheap.

Donkey of the week – Russell Martin – -2 points. Double donkey.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho. His second GOTS nomination.

Gameweek 9 results

October 28, 2013

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 66 543
2 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 79 521
3 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 78 510
4 {Your Ad Here} Matthew Hopkins 66 506
5 The Magico Rob Buttaci 72 500
6 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 91 498
7 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 54 487
8 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 72 485
9 Romeo’s-honda-van Rob Hewer 79 484
10 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 56 473
11 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 70 471
12 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 66 470
13 Ciderheads Darren Pope 59 467
14 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 60 467
14 Upper Bullens Scouse Mouse 56 467
16 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 87 460
17 Kedah FA David Spinks 70 456
18 Real Jorvik Simon Brown 59 454
19 pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 58 448
20 Release the Hounds Paul Mitchell 60 439
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 57 436
22 Rien Toulouse Colin Goulding 92 432
23 Have a little dink Ian Williams 65 427
24 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 54 412
25 Inter Minan Jordan Raper 56 402
26 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 49 387

It was the week of Rien Toulouse. They’ve made a pretty shocking start by their usual standards, but they’ll be hoping the 92 points amassed this week will be a springboard to better times ahead, and a swift ascent of the Buckets table. The right combination of form players contributed towards the joint second highest weekly score of the season. Luis Suarez captained and supplied 34 points. In fact only two of Toulouse’s 11 failed to offer anything but their basic appearance points. They climb a short distance to 22nd, but now find themselves only 41 points off a top 10 place. It’s a jam-packed middle half.

At the top Sportingoffensivewig hold on to first place, but see their lead reduced to just over 20 points. Still, the 66 points scored by Sporting was more than enough to see them win the October manager of the month award – their first such award in 5 seasons of lower-mid-table obscurity….

1 Sportingoffensivewig Alex Ritchie 66 212
2 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 91 199
3 Mid-Season Blip Paul Bentz 60 193
4 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 87 189
5 Shakin’ Stephens P Hawkins 78 188
6 Crazylegs Xi David Caldicott 79 187

The challenge of Mid Season Blip didn’t really materialise, with Panza Grande getting closest to Sporting with their impressive weekly haul of 91 points.

Player of the week – Luis Suarez – 17 points. The main man. And probably playing in Spain by February.

Bargain of the week – David Marshall – 12 points. Not often you get a goalie in amongst players of the week. Top bonus marks were no doubt earned by the 10 saves he was credited with.

Donkey of the week – Jonas Olsson – -1 point. Bad day at the office for the West Brom defence.

Goal of the week – Daniel Sturridge. Eclipsed Suarez’s hat trick.

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