Gameweek 18 results

December 29, 2016

same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
52 1023
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
44 1009
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
86 1008
same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 979
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
77 968
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
66 967
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
69 962
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
55 960
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
71 959
10  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
74 956
11  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
68 954
12  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
55 952
13  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
58 951
14  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
75 951
15  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
81 947
16  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
53 933
17  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
47 928
18  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
96 925
19  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 923
20  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
75 920
21  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
65 911
22  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
86 909
23  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
41 902
24  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
41 899
25  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 899
26  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
51 892
27  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
85 884
28  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
55 879
29  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
37 867
30  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
44 864
31  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
47 864
32  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
36 855
33  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 844
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
53 843
35  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 840
36  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
65 839
37  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
60 838
38  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
35 835
39  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
39 831
40  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
55 822
41  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
73 818
42  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
36 796
43  same jetty city
scott mcgow
37 786
44  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
26 785
45  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
36 776
46  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
42 761
47  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
45 752
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 739
49  up Dj daz
darren frankland
47 733
50  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
70 731
51  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
29 729
52  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
34 709
53  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
34 705

 

Joey Bosa lead the way this week with an impressive-for-the-post-Christmas-fixtures type score of 96 points. They almost produced a full house, and were potentially on for the highest weekly score of the season until Jose Fonte and Jan Vertonghen let the side down. They managed only a solitary point between them in the final fixture of the gameweek. Still, 96 points is enough to see Joey climb eight places into the top 20.

They, and most other managers with him in their squad, went with possibly the most obvious captain choice of the season. Zlatan didn’t disappoint, adding 30 points with the armband. That captain choice appeared to be the difference between those managers scoring up in the 60s and 70s and those struggling in the 30s and 40s.

Neither of our leading pair made that choice and the gap at the top has been closed as a result. The Craggy Islanders and Yeboah’s Right Foot managed only 52 and 44 respectively. Every other team in the top 15 outscored them both. Aquamar in particular, with 86 points, hauled Yeboah’s back to within one point. Aquamar have also put themselves in contention for the December manager of the month, along with Cooksters, who race to the top of the monthly pile, last years champs, FC Caligula, and one or two others bubbling under…

up Cooksters
Peter Cook
69 326
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
52 325
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
86 325
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 317
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
44 315
up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
75 312
down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
68 310
up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
81 304
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
77 302

 

Player of the week – Dele Alli – 15 points. Just as managers were beginning to drop him, he gets 26 points in two weeks.

Bargain of the week – Joel Robles – 12 points. A goalie assist.

Donkey of the week – Nathan Redmond – -2 points. Harshly sent off.

Goal of the week – Pedro. Mkhitaryan’s was offside.

 

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Gameweek 15 preview

December 9, 2016

Watford v Everton
Arsenal v Stoke
Burnley v Bournemouth
Hull v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Sunderland
Leicester v Man City
Chelsea v West Brom
Man Utd v Spurs
Southampton v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v West Ham

Last weekend was a crazy weekend – a debacle/triumph depending on your captain choice. This weekend I guarantee most of us will be fielding Alexis Sanchez, no matter how many transfers it takes to get him in. Any managers mulling over the worth of Aguero still, may be secretly celebrating his moment of madness last week. A four game ban – his second lengthy ban of the season – rules him out until New Years Eve. And makes many manager’s minds up for them. Time to go, Sergio. (Till he scores five in his second game back and we all try to crowbar him in at the early expense of our winter wildcard.)

Being banned for six league games before Christmas is meant to happen to people like Diego Costa. This season, after Sanchez, he’s the most potent attacking threat in the game, and still hasn’t reached the five yellow card mark. He’s been stuck on four since gameweek 6 – the last game that Chelsea lost. And he was nowhere near the brawl at the end of last week’s defeat of City. I guarantee that if enough people bring him in to replace Aguero this week, he’ll pick up that long awaited fifth card. So don’t do it.

The other obvious replacement for Aguero is Harry Kane. He has five in four since coming back from injury. Spurs have two home games against Hull and Burnley after this weekend and they look like potential boot-fillers.

Also consider Kelechi Iheanacho, who should get the nod in Aguero’s absence. In the four games in which he’s played more than 45 minutes, he’s scored a total of 29 points. That’d be a healthy addition to anyone’s total from a £6.6 million striker. His value also opens up the door to Sanchez.

Or maybe…if you haven’t got three Chelsea players in your line-up, that’s what you should be aiming for. Chelsea’s next five games all offer clean sheet and goal bonanza potential. Three of them are at home against West Brom, Stoke and Bournemouth. Pedro, Nemanja Matic and Costa are all listed as doubtful. Leaving Eden Hazard, Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses as the only three of their attacking players that look certain to start. I imagine every effort will be put into getting Costa ready, with Cesc Fabregas and Willian on standby to fill in for the other two. As we approach the period in which all teams rotate, a rest for Pedro and Matic would hardly be a surprise.

Meanwhile, check out this prick…

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/2826453/event/14

737th in the world AND NOT A SINGLE TRANSFER.

Gameweek 13 results

November 28, 2016

same Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
65 727
same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
66 721
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
53 698
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
46 695
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
51 694
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
38 690
down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
42 689
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
56 688
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
36 687
10  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
62 686
11  down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
63 685
12  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
52 674
13  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
44 666
14  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
61 664
15  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 661
16  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
43 661
17  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
64 660
18  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 648
19  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 647
20  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
55 645
21  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
34 643
22  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
38 643
23  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
58 642
24  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
34 636
25  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
51 635
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 632
27  same FTM
Stu Smith
51 631
28  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
61 630
29  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
57 626
30  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
57 625
31  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
70 615
32  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
42 612
33  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
59 608
34  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 606
35  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
38 599
36  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
39 594
37  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
69 593
38  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
68 585
39  up jetty city
scott mcgow
66 579
40  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
51 576
41  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 574
42  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
56 573
43  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
45 572
44  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
56 571
45  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 569
46  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
66 554
47  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
60 535
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
34 520
49  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
41 506
50  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
42 495
51  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
50 490
52  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
60 481
53  down Dj daz
darren frankland
25 457

 

We have our first gap opening up at the top of the table. We’ve a two team brekaway. Uriah Rennie 2nd XI and Queen Of The North move past the 700 point mark with healthy weekly scores of 65 and 66. The gap between QOTN and The Craggy Islanders in 3rd is 23 points. Then only 13 points separate the next nine teams. In fact, an inspired captain choice and prevailing wind could see teams as far down as maybe Rip Roaring Reds in 17th climb the league and land somewhere in the top ten and within shooting distance of the prize money.

November manager of the month goes to Greenyteamy who held off challenges from a number of teams to hold on to the lead they’d established after last week’s matches. Only Yeboahs Right Foot and Hedgehog Corpse of those featured in the monthly table appear in the overall top ten. This may explain the tightly packed nature of the mid table. Other than our leading pair and Hedgehogs, the rest of our top ten had a fairly uninspiring week in which they limped to an around-average score. Much the same as last week. And the week before.

 

same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
44 172
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
62 168
up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
56 168
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
61 167
up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
68 164
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
51 163
down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
42 161
up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
58 161
down FTM
Stu Smith
51 161
10  up jetty city
scott mcgow
66 160

 

 

Buckets stalwarts, Romeoshondavan, scored the highest weekly score. More than half of their 70 point total came courtesy of old faithfuls Sergio Aguero (as captain) and Alexis Sanchez. Before the week started, Philippe Coutinho was not only the most picked player in the game, but also the most transferred in and most popular captain of the week. He lasted 36 minutes. The rap he took to his ankle looks like it might rule him out until the New Year. There was potential for a Sunderland trouncing at the hands of the Liverpool midfield, but it never transpired, and left a lot of managers cursing their luck.

The nine goal thriller served up by Swansea and Palace provided us with six of the ten players who managed double figure scores this week. They’re not among the most popular teams with fantasy managers. I know a couple of Buckets teams have Christian Benteke clogging up their attack. His ownership across the whole game is only at 6%. More surprisingly perhaps is that Gylfi Sigurdsson appears in only 5.2% of teams in the game as a whole. Maybe his value seems a little high. But, he’s a top ten midfielder, has played virtually every minute of Swansea’s last nine games and has contributed meaningful points in seven of them. Basically if Swansea score, he’s usually somewhere in the mix.

 

Player of the week – Fernando Llorente – 15 points. Collected in 25 minutes.

Bargain of the week – Leroy Fer – 14 points. His 5th and 6th goals of the season. Only Hazard and Sanchez have more in the midfield.

Donkey of the week – Kyle Naughton – -1 points. A clean sweep. His fourth donkey in three years.

Goal of the week – Pedro. Finally worth considering him for your fantasy team. At 3m25s

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.

 

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