Gameweek 16 results

December 11, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
66 968
2  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 934
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
60 912
4  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
52 901
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
58 889
6  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 884
7  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 880
8  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
72 876
9  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
59 875
10  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 868
11  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
64 867
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 867
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
68 847
14  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
51 847
15  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
30 843
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
61 835
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
46 835
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
40 829
19  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
71 828
20  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
53 826
21  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
49 824
22  same Rico united
JASON REACHER
51 818
23  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
55 817
24  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
30 816
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
69 814
26  same Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
54 811
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
55 805
28  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
47 803
29  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
56 803
30  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 803
31  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
64 802
32  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
56 799
33  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
62 798
34  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
45 788
35  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
22 782
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
37 780
37  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
75 780
38  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
52 777
39  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
67 777
40  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 774
41  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
40 753
42  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
58 749
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
36 735
44  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
34 734
45  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
66 733
46  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
40 723
47  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 710
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
42 698
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
45 676
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
47 601

 

Manager of the week – To Elland Back – Alan Hardy – 75 points

It definitely wasn’t the week for changing your team. You didn’t need to get Philippe Coutinho in and you didn’t need to get rid of Harry Kane. The Liverpool player, along with Roberto Firmino, was inexplicably left out of their squad for the Merseyside derby, having between the pair of them scored five in Europe in the midweek. The omens were with Kane and Spurs this week, having beaten Stoke by four goals in each of the last four games they’ve played against each other. This 5-1 victory included two goals for the games most frustrating player, who is still somehow second in the overall scoring charts. To Elland Back triple captained him, which almost guarantees you manager of the week status if you pick the right man.

Player of the week – Son Heung-Min – 16 points

It was Son who really shone for Spurs though. Last season it took him a while to get going and similarly this time round it’s only now he’s getting a run of games that he’s starting to contribute decent points returns. It looks like he might permanently fill that third attacking midfielder berth behind Kane in the Spurs line up as he did to great effect for the second half of the previous campaign. And at £7.9 million he’s a decent price for another midfield headache.

Bargain of the week – Steve Mounie – 13 points

Mounie’s only other two goals of the season came in week one. Nothing has happened since – not even an assist. We get frustrated by Harry Kane’s week on week off schedule. This bloke’s working to a week on, 15 weeks off schedule. Remember to pick him again in gameweek 31.

Twat of the week – Marvin Zeegelaar – -2 points

A short lived honeymoon period for the once unknown Watford defender of five gameweeks ago. The impressive run of four games, two assists, two clean sheets and three bonus points has now been brought to a shuddering halt by one red and a three game ban. We may never see him again.

Goal of the week – Jermain Defoe. See what happens when you pick him.

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Gameweek 15 results

December 4, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
65 902
2  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
81 881
3  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
49 853
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
47 852
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
36 831
6  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 822
7  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
31 820
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 819
9  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
37 816
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
65 813
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
40 812
12  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
47 804
13  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
50 803
14  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 797
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 796
16  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
49 793
17  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
44 786
18  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
71 779
19  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
51 775
20  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
63 774
21  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
46 773
22  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
58 767
23  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
53 762
24  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 760
25  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
58 758
26  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
50 757
26  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
46 757
28  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
76 756
29  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
40 750
30  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
55 747
31  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
68 745
32  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
47 743
33  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 743
34  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 743
35  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
54 738
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
37 736
37  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
33 725
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
27 722
39  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
57 714
40  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
41 713
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
53 707
42  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
33 705
43  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
47 700
44  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
34 691
45  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 683
46  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
51 669
47  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
39 667
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
52 660
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
38 635
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
32 554

 

Manager of the week – Greenyteamy – Adam Greenwood – 81 points

Greenyteamy’s rise continues. They jumped on Eden Hazard’s return to the Chelsea line up back in gameweek 7. In the seven weeks since gameweek 9 he’s contributed in five – three of them have been double figure scores. This week he picked up 15 points and Greenyteamy had him as captain. A few other Buckets managers followed suit and there has been an increase in the ownership of Chelsea assets, particularly Hazard and Morata. Hornets, at the top of our league, captained Morata. As did Fun Lovren Criminals and Gotta Light in third and fourth. This shift has probably been prompted by the run of winnable fixtures Chelsea have between now and the New Year, as well as the complete unreliability of Lukaku and Kane and the slowing down of the Man City express. It seems City are in a groove now of only being able to win games 2-1 with very late winners, which isn’t good for those with City defenders, or a triple of City attackers. Points are being dropped somewhere. It’s worth noting also that Greenyteamy have achieved this rise up the table having never had Kane in their team. So there you go – you don’t need him. But dare you get rid? There’s a double gameweek just been announced. Spurs play twice in gameweek 22. This might seem like a lifetime away but such is the fixture build up it’s actually only in four weeks. So if you do get rid, the likelihood is you’re only going to want to get him back.

Player of the week – Philippe Coutinho – 18 points

Throwing another midfield spanner in the works, Coutinho’s form looks like it could be on the rise again. It’s been an in and out season dogged by injury and constant rumours of his exit to Barcelona. He’s made four double figure scores all season in just eight gameweek appearances, scoring four, making five and picking up 10 bonus points. He’s almost guaranteed to score something if he plays. Liverpool are the new City. Their goal machine has cranked up a gear since the 4-1 hammering to Spurs seven gameweeks ago. They’ve netted 19 times in the last six. And as well as considering the Chelsea fixtures for the next few weeks it may well be worth looking at Liverpool assets, particularly their front four of Coutinho, Firmino, Mane and, of course, Mohamed Salah. Salah should be a mainstay by now anyway. In among the fixture pile up expect at least three of these four to play and watch the points roll in.

Bargain of the week – Jesse Lingard – 15 points

Lingard has two double figure contributions in the last two weeks but the problem is you’re never quite sure whether he’s going to nail down a permanent starting berth in that team. He seems to be in a constant rotation with the likes of Mata, Martial and Rashford, and could quite easily be dropped for the next match. Form dictates he shouldn’t be but it is the Manc derby, so maybe Mourinho will think more defensively for that game.

Twat of the week – Davinson Sanchez – -2 points

Spurs players are not popular at the moment. The defenders are not keeping clean sheets, or in Sanchez’s case, not keeping clean sheets and getting sent off for throwing vicious elbows into the opponent’s winger’s faces. They’re dropping like flies out of fantasy teams and dropping in value. Where has Dele Alli been this season? Playing well in Europe, that’s where.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho.

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
69 461
2  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
65 442
3  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
69 428
4  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
62 427
5  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
82 424
6  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
71 415
7  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
72 408
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
90 406
9  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
39 403
10  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
64 402
11  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
52 402
12  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 401
13  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
78 401
14  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
66 399
15  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 396
16  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
64 389
17  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 387
18  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
61 387
19  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 386
20  same musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
71 386
21  up FTM
Stu Smith
91 383
22  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
48 382
23  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
63 378
24  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 377
25  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
77 372
26  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
49 371
27  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 367
28  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
48 367
29  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
61 365
30  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
58 360
31  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 357
32  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
39 356
33  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
71 354
34  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
36 353
35  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
48 353
36  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
73 352
37  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
46 351
38  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
66 350
39  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
55 349
40  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
54 344
41  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
26 340
41  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 340
43  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
41 339
44  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
31 333
45  down disco dancer
darren frankland
52 333
46  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 316
47  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
53 311
48  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
33 310
49  same blakes11
Steven Darling
63 297
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
28 241

Manager of the month – Dean Cripps – Kompany & Co – 289 points

The Vinegar Pissers lead the way going into the weekend but it’s Kompany & Co that take the prize. They also switched places – 3rd and 4th – in the overall league. Kompany’s key player was Nacho Monreal. The Arsenal defender added 15 points to their score. And you probably hadn’t noticed, but that’s four shut-outs on the spin now from Wenger’s team.

Manager of the week – Stu Smith – FTM – 91 points

FTM were probably hoping for a few goals from Harry Kane, a clean sheet from Phil Jones, another dominant Man City display and maybe a piece of magic from Philippe Coutinho to amass a healthy score this week. They got all those things, but the 16 ridiculous points picked up by Marouanne Fellaini probably wasn’t expected, and it’s what pushed them to the top of the weekly charts just ahead of Neil Madrid, who gave us the first glimpse of the potential power of the fee hit.

Player of the week – Marouane Fellaini – 16 points.

This will never happen again. Not even Marouane Fellaini has Marouane Fellaini in his fantasy team.

Bargain of the week – Stephen Ward – 12 points

Second in the bonus charts for defenders and third in the bonus charts overall, Ward and the Burnley back line look the best of the cheap options in that area of the park at the moment.

Twat of the week – Tommy Smith – 0 points

It’s hard to believe that still no Palace players have landed at the bottom of the weekly charts given the amount of goals they’re shipping. Luckily for them there’s always someone slightly more expensive shipping as many goals each week. Palace players are so uninvolved they’re not even getting sent off.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho.

Gameweek 37 preview

May 19, 2017

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

We’ve made it to the final week of the season. The race for this year’s Buckets title is between three teams. When Harry Met Alli lead The Craggy Islanders by two points. Long time leaders, Aquamar, are 30 or so points back in third. WHMA have their All Out Attack chip remaining, and given the crazy goalfests you often get in gameweek 38, it might be the best time to play it. It might be what gets them over the line ahead of their rivals.

Five other teams go into the week with a realistic chance of finishing fourth. Kebab Eaters United have their All Out Attack remaining. Hedgehog Corpse have a triple captain to play, and they have Gabriel Jesus and Alexis Sanchez in their squad. Manchester City and Arsenal are two of the three teams left with something to play for and those two players were two of the top five scorers from last week’s mega double gameweek. That’s not to rule out last week’s high scorers, Edgbaston, last year’s champs, FC Caligula, and double manager of the month, Rico United. It’s the creme de la creme.

The other team with something to fight for are Liverpool, who, due to their lack of action in double gameweeks, have fallen off the fantasy radar a little. Their rout of West Ham last week, and the fact they take on a relegated Middlesbrough at home this week, should turn your attention to that elite midfield bunch of theirs for one last time this season. Philippe Coutinho seems the obvious choice and would only cost £8.6 million. They’ve also finally figured out how to defend with four clean sheets in their last five. Joel Matip leads the way in their defence with three two point bonus performances in that run.

Gameweek 14 preview

December 1, 2016

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

December is upon us. A six week slog culminating in the festive fixtures. You get £60 if you finish as manager of the month. Eyes down.

Whereas Chelsea’s lack of European action seems to be working out just fine – an unchanged first XI for seven consecutive games is a fantasy manager’s dream – the same can’t be said for Liverpool, who despite also being free from foreign travel, are seeing their much vaunted attacking options dropping like flies.

Biggest headache of the week is dealing with the Coutinho injury. The most popular player in the game before last Saturday’s fixture against Sunderland – his value has plummeted by £0.3 million in the space of a few days. Managers were so quick to get rid of him even before the length of the lay-off was announced. Those waiting till the end of the week to make their change might not be able to bring in their desired replacements as a result of the drastic price drop.

As well as the injury to Coutinho, Roberto Firmino also picked up a knock. Daniel Sturridge is out again and there’s no sign of a return for Adam Lallana, although both he and Firmino are tentatively pencilled in for the Bournemouth match. Klopp might have to play some actual defenders and attackers. Divock Origi is in with a shout having scored in both the victory over Sunderland and the League Cup win in midweek. And Emre Can offers a dirt cheap way into the midfield at £4.8 million. He’s started the last six league matches anyway and scored two goals in that period.

Chelsea conceded their first goal in seven against Spurs last weekend and now they come up against a Manchester City side who have only failed to score once this season. Chelsea will undoubtedly name that same trusted starting XI, but Guardiola has been teasing us with some unpredictable line ups of late. Last week Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva started on the bench – Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones didn’t even make it that far. For arguably their toughest game of the season to date, he’s got to name his strongest XI. Shame no-one seems to know what that is.

Away from the top three, who in truth don’t offer much captain material this weekend, Spurs’ home tie against Swansea is definitely worth looking at. There are plenty of armband options and potential Coutinho replacements. With a bit of tinkering, Harry Kane leads the list. His post injury form isn’t bettered by many and Swansea’s defence are the cheapest for a very good reason. If Palace can score four aganst this lot…

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