Gameweek 28 results

March 10, 2015

# Team Manager GW TOT
1 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 83 1,555
2 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 71 1,540
3 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 89 1,532
4 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 81 1,501
5 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 79 1,501
6 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 102 1,497
7 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 80 1,483
8 Ciderheads Darren Pope 74 1,482
9 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 89 1,478
10 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 83 1,474
11 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 69 1,467
12 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 80 1,466
13 Van Damme United P Hawkins 80 1,442
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 70 1,432
15 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 69 1,423
16 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 78 1,420
17 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 87 1,413
18 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 80 1,405
19 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 81 1,382
20 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 71 1,371
21 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 81 1,352
22 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 68 1,352
23 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 51 1,324
24 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 73 1,301
25 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 58 1,283
26 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 54 1,266
27 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 80 1,263
28 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 33 1,170
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 29 1,024

 

It was a double gameweek that went the way everybody expected. There wasn’t really any other way to play it other than making Harry Kane captain, and his two goals against QPR ensured a 15 point return and a guaranteed 30 on the board if you’d given him the armband. Spurs netted five times across their two games. There were other double figure scores to be had, albeit from less fancied players. Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason and Nacer Chadli all scored over 10 points. For QPR, Charlie Austin, Sandro, Matthew Phillips and Bobby Zamora all weighed in with high single figure totals.

Shoelace Untied posted the highest score of the week with 102 points. This also puts them in pole position for the highest weekly score prize beating the previous best of 100 points. Shoelace only played with two double gameweekers – Kane and Danny Rose. Probably the most surprising contribution came from Phil Bardsley who added 12 points to their score. Only Stewart Downing and Santi Cazorla had blank weeks. Most other managers got into the 70’s and 80’s thanks to Kane’s return.

And there have been some high scoring teams knocked out at the preliminary round stage of the Buckets Cup. Van Damme United, Bermie United and Gaalacticos all finished with 80+ weekly scores but didn’t progress through the to the first round proper. Click the Buckets cup link for full results and draw for the next round.

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 15 points. Inevitably. His second weekly prize.

Bargain of the week – Ryan Mason – 13 points. A Spurs clean sweep.

Donkey of the week – Paul Konchesky – 0 points. The only player to end up with 0 points. Every other player scored at least 1 point this week.

Goal of the week – Andros Townsend. All three Spurs goals against Swansea were contenders

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Gameweek 21 results

January 12, 2015

1 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 75 1,169
2 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 72 1,148
3 Ciderheads Darren Pope 57 1,139
4 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 77 1,127
5 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 57 1,125
6 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 61 1,111
7 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 55 1,108
8 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 72 1,100
9 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 72 1,095
10 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 65 1,081
11 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 78 1,072
12 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 65 1,069
13 Van Damme United P Hawkins 60 1,061
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 87 1,053
15 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 73 1,052
16 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 45 1,023
17 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 79 1,020
18 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 44 1,015
19 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 81 1,007
20 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 63 1,000
21 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 67 989
22 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 60 978
23 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 45 970
24 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 56 968
25 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 70 935
26 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 60 934
27 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 46 931
28 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 41 913
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 37 761

 

It’s taken them six long hard seasons of slog but Pretty Schitty City have finally won something. Their first manger of the week moves them to within clambering distance of a top 10 place and positions them nicely at the halfway point in the race for the January manager prize. In an almost perfect week for Schitty, every player bar Cesc Fabregas picked up extra points. They had a full house of clean sheets, scored five goals and amassed 11 bonus points. Had they made Alexis Sanchez captain over Diego Costa they’d have hit the 100 point mark.

The 38 points Sanchez collected as captain of NDY’s re-established their lead at the top of the table over Neil Madrid, who held top spot briefly after Saturday’s games. Most scores in the 70’s were aided by Sanchez’s inclusion – and he has raced ahead in the overall player standings. Another goal for Charlie Austin has placed him on top of the strikers table, yet Sergio Aguero did make his comeback at the weekend, albeit for only a solitary point. Another weeks training and a lack of anything else in the City squad should see him back in from the start next week. Good luck in trying to crowbar him in, although an injury to Van Persie at the weekend may facilitate that move into some manager’s teams.

 

Player of the week – Alexis Sanchez – 19 points. Also moves top of the bonus points charts with 22 in total.

Bargain of the week – Paul Konchesky – 15 points. Everyone’s guaranteed a clean sheet against Villa.

Donkey of the week – Liam Bridcutt – -2 points. Harsh sending off.

Goal of the week – Andy Carroll. Nice feet blah blah big man.

 

Gameweek 15 results

December 9, 2014

1 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 41 802
2 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 18 795
3 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 36 792
4 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 31 776
5 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 23 771
6 Ciderheads Darren Pope 30 765
7 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 36 753
8 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 39 751
9 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 32 749
10 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 49 746
11 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 16 739
12 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 45 736
13 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 35 723
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 29 721
15 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 24 702
16 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 25 702
17 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 22 684
18 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 31 678
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 27 675
20 Van Damme United P Hawkins 36 675
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 25 673
22 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 23 666
23 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 21 658
24 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 36 655
25 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 31 655
26 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 33 648
27 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 34 638
28 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 30 622
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 34 510

 

One of the lowest scoring weeks in FPL history (probably), yet one of the most incident packed. And congratulations if you managed to end the weekend without any of your payers injured or suspended.

And the reasons for the low scores. Lots.

Saturday saw three goalless draws, and one other team keep a clean sheet. Clean sheets from some players are like an unexpected bonus most of the time. Most of time you try your best to avoid even having to pick those type of players. This week was one of those weeks. Anyone who had more than one player from a combination of Hull, West Brom, Liverpool, Sunderland, Spurs, Palace or QPR  – well done – it won’t happen again.

I don’t suppose anyone expected Chelsea to lose. We’ve all been drawn in by the possibility of them going through the season without losing a game, and to think that it’d happen against a Newcastle side that were without key players –  well that didn’t seem plausible. Yet it did. Bonus points if you picked any of the Newcastle ball boys. Thank god for Cesc Fabregas, who of the Cheslea regulars came away with an assist and some bonus points. Shame about the booking that rules him out of the next game.

Which leads us on to the sendings off.

Five in total. I may have come off worse out of all of you. It’s not often I straight up reference my own team. I try to  keep the reviews and previews as neutral as possible, but for this week only, I need to spleen vent. I’ve done well to get out with 31 points. Pescara and Uriah’s didn’t even get past the 20 point mark. Both had Calum Chambers who was sent off for Arsenal and ended the week on -2 points. Uriah’s also had to contend with the dismissal of Lukasz Fabianski – who also finished on -2 – and is our weekly donkey. There were three other red cards this week. Paul Konchesky got his marching orders in Leicester’s game against Villa, but no-one seems to have him in their team, so lets not dwell on that. The other two sendings off, as well as Chambers, were in my team. Steven Taylor was sat on the bench, but that doens’t make it any easier for working out what to do next week. Charlie Austin at least managed to get a goal and assist before getting his second yellow. Again, not a complete disaster you might think, but I’m faced with five players out next week. Chambers, Austin, Taylor, Fabregas – and Sergio bloody Aguero.

As is everybody else. Probably. As little as we expected Chelsea to lose at Newcastle, no-one saw the FPL’s player of the moment crumpling into a heap after 7 minutes against Everton on Saturday evening. Those without, or even those that went for an alternative captain choice will be feeling smug. Early reports suggest a month out, which will upset City’s recent upturn in form, and makes the race for the December manager of the month very interesting. Most managers will have to make a change in their forward line for next week. One good thing is that you’re trading in the most expensive player in the game – so the league is your oyster.

Maybe you could trade in for one of the two highest scorers of the week. Back from the dead to win player of the week is Andy Carroll. West Ham are up to fourth. This is the team you go to when you start dropping your Southamton players. Can Carroll stay fit though? He’s been back for five games, played three full 90 minutes, and scored 25 points. You’d have plenty of change if you bought him in place of Aguero. Not so much if you opted for Robin Van Persie. Back from the dead to score his second double figure score in the last three weeks, RVP will still set you back over £12 million. It probably doesn’t seem like it, but he has started every game but the very first one, and has managed six league goals so far. I suppose he just seems a lot more interested in the last few weeks.

Uriah’s dismal score of 18 has allowed PSG to take over at the top. PSG reached 41 points, losing Chambers, Fabregas and Aguero. They were one of only three teams to surpass 40 points. Gaalacticos lost Chambers, Austin, Fabregas and Aguero, but ended on 45 points and finished second. Leading this week’s totals are Shoelace with 49 points. Lucky-ish Shoelace only lost Fabregas and Aguero with Taylor on the bench.

 

Player of the week – Andy Carroll – 16 points. West Ham spoilt for attacking options.

Bargain of the week – Alan McGregor – 15 points. Includes a penalty save and all the bonus marks

Donkey of the week – Lukasz Fabianski – -2 points. Unfortunate – might yet be rescinded.

Goal of the week – Diafra Sakho. West Ham really spoilt for attacking options. 2m40s in.

 

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