Gameweek 35+ results

1
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
61 2178
2
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
65 2090
3
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
55 2087
4
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
46 2079
5
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
57 2075
6
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
45 2071
7
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
51 2060
8
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
76 2045
9
Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
71 2039
10
Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
50 2020

 

We had two managers with Michail Antonio. Unsurprisingly, they notched the two highest scores of the week. Neither captained him, or had Raheem Sterling in their ranks. He was the player that arguably made the most difference this gameweek. His hat trick earned him 21 points, five shy of Antonio’s total, yet it was his higher ownership that determined whether you went up or down the table. Only 3.5% of teams worldwide had the West Ham forward in their teams compared to nearly 20% picking Sterling. The inclusion of Antonio saw Mister D and Buffoon United surpass the 80 point mark. Mister D won the week with a total of 89, aided and abetted by captaining Anthony Martial and having Gabriel Jesus up front. Other than those four players and Son Heung-Min, the other highest scoring players in a week full of high scoring players were misfits like Oli McBurnie, Dominic Solanke, David McGoldrick, Ryan Fredericks and Junior Stanislas, all of whom are owned by less that 1% of all players. Nobody at all owns Stansilas. NOBODY!

With almost a century on their closest rival FC Caligula look good for the title, although we may have a few more teams in the tussle for sixth. Both Sterling Silva and Neil Madrid were among those making moves this gameweek, gaining double figure swings on most of those teams directly above them. Both of those teams have also survived the next cull in Last Man Standing. Our latest two victims are Stranger Mings and Rip Roaring Reds. Both suffered at the hands of poor weeks for Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool and the fact that, despite another 5-0 win, Kevin De Bruyne had absolutely nothing to do with any of the Manchester City goals. If only they’d taken a punt on Stanislas.

Manager of the week – Mister D – Mr D Boy – 89 points

Player of the week – Michail Antonio – West Ham United – 26 points

Bargain of the week – Trezeguet – Aston Villa – 16 points

Twat of the week – Caglar Soyuncu – Leicester City – -3 points

Goal of the week – Alexandre Lacazette. 4m09s

Gameweek 34+ results

1
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
84 2117
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
51 2037
3
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
83 2032
4
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
72 2030
5
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
74 2025
6
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
76 2018
7
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
98 2009
8
Stranger Mings
Adam Burnett
91 1981
9
Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
84 1974
10
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
82 1969

We may have our winner. As the chasing pack alternate between good gameweeks and bad gameweeks, Caligula only have good gameweeks. Another 80+ score sees them jump into the top 10k overall. And it may be five from the next six to take the runners up prizes. There’s another chasing pack of five or six teams all of whom are consistently posting 80 and 90+ scores but it’s proving to be not quite enough to claw back the gap to 6th place. Ginger Fizz have gone big again, almost hitting their third 100+ score of the season. The current Ginger Fizz tactic is score big, score 56, repeat to the end of the season. It might work.

The Fizz didn’t quite hit the century but The Islanders did. They incorporated their bench boost to accumulate 103 points and achieve the gameweek’s highest score. This included four double figure returns, one of whom was John Egan, the Sheffield United defender, who got double digits for the second consecutive week. Obviously, we’ll all be benching him next gameweek.

In Last Man Standing news – we’re down to our final nine. Six of our current top ten remain. Only Relegation Material, down in 25th, sit outside the top 12. We said goodbye to Sterling Silva in 2nd and Alisson Wonderland in 21st after this round of scores. Stranger Mings are the form team with an average of 86 points per gameweek since restart, closely followed by Caligula. Nashton and Rip Roaring Reds have the lowest average. But that average is 72 points. So, let’s just conclude that any one of these teams could win it, such is the high consistency of scoring.

Manager of the week – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 103 points

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool -18 points

Bargain of the week -John Egan – Sheffield United – 15 points

Twat of the week – Federico Fernandez – Newcastle United -2 points

Goal of the week – Wilfred Zaha. 1m24s

Gameweek 15 results

The strange quirk of GW15 was the amount of points picked up by the bench fodder with the likes of Diego Rico, Leander Dendoncker and Martin Kelly all coming up trumps. And there weren’t many gambling on Tammy Abraham putting in an appearance either. He did. And he picked up 12 points. Rico was subbed before Palace scored and somehow scooped top bonus taking him to 9 points. Look at Game Of Stones. A respectable score of 66, which saw them leap into 3rd, could have been a week-winning score of 92, taking them to within touching distance of the leaders.

1

Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins

63

928

2

Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS

54

898

3

Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan

66

896

4

FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda

46

883

5

musttryharder fc
Paul Telford

53

873

6

Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman

57

873

7

GingerFizz
Noel Driver

65

870

8

Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen

70

854

9

Soup-or-Boom.
Ian Driver

51

848

10

Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton

76

847

Instead, Rip Roaring Reds’ 76 points was the gameweek’s best. Plumping for a Mane captaincy over Vardy and taking the punt on Abraham was the key.

Manager of the week – Sean Whyton – Rip Roaring Reds – 76 points

Player of the week – Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 15 points

Bargain of the week- Divock Origi – Liverpool – 13 points

Twat of the week – Mamadou Sakho – Crystal Palace – -2 points

Goal of the week – Divock Origi. You could take your pick of the Liverpool goals, but go to 1m17s for Origi’s second. 

Gameweek 4 and August Manager of the Month

The Mindless Morons have hung on. And by a safe distance. And by doing something that no other fantasy player has ever done – gaining from points scored by Jordan Ayew. The Morons have a lot to thank Palace for. Aswell as Ayew, PVA pulled in another clean sheet, a score that’s taken him to the top of the defender charts. Sergio Aguero and, at last, a clean sheet from Andy Robertson, were the other notable contributors. Sergio’s price has risen. It’s amazing it’s taken so long for him to increase his value by £0.1 million, given he’s the game’s current top scorer and has returned in every gameweek.

1
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
58 269
2
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
65 259
2
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
51 259
4
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
57 252
5
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
78 250
6
The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
73 249
7
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
73 245
7
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
73 245
9
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
53 244
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
70 241

It was another bumper week for goals and although clean sheets were thin on the ground again, City and Liverpool shut their opponents out, so Buckets back lines contributed more than in the first three weeks. Those who kept patience with the likes of TAA, Robertson, Zinchenko etc have finally got their reward.  It was a high average score as a result and the 87 points posted by Rip Roaring Reds was the best of the week. The Reds prospered due to 51 points from their City assets, and another player finally coming good, Youri Tielemans. There’ll be more to follow from him as well you’d expect.

August Manager of the Month – John Seacroft – The Mindless Morons – 269 points

Manager of the week – Sean Whyton – Rip Roaring Reds – 87 points

Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – Leiciester City – 16 points

Bargain of the week – Arthur Masuaku – West Ham United – 12 points

Twat of the week – Trezeguet – Aston Villa – -2 points

Goal of the week – Jamie Vardy. Reminded me of 2015/16.

Gameweek 36 results and April Manager of the Month

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 2345
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 2304
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
95 2285
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
79 2247
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
85 2223
6  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 2196
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
98 2158
8  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
83 2137
9  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
88 2126
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
125 2125
11  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 2099
12  down FTM
Stu Smith
82 2096
13  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
86 2084
14  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
110 2061
15  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
115 2048
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
82 2043
17  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 2026
18  down King raggg
Steven Darling
74 2026
19  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 2022
20  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
62 2022
21  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
90 2017
22  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
76 2002
23  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
52 1997
24  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
53 1970
25  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
62 1958
26  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
97 1956
27  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 1954
28  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
87 1952
29  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
85 1946
30  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
91 1946
31  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
78 1938
32  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
66 1934
33  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
59 1923
34  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
94 1896
35  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
96 1896
36  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
69 1883
37  same Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
81 1879
38  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
72 1866
39  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
80 1865
40  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
86 1845
41  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
58 1833
42  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
85 1833
43  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
59 1832
44  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
95 1828
45  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
57 1827
46  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
51 1815
47  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
73 1798
48  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
46 1736
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
57 1672
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
71 1607

 

Top of the league – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2345 points

Da Pitch aren’t giving up on that title yet. They’re making every effort to close that gap. Scoring 105 points should help, unless the team you’re chasing racks up 104. The big scores were plentiful this week – seven in triple figures – only one less than last week. Albion aren’t out of contention either, posting 95 points. Our leaders however, crucially, still have their triple captain.

April manager of the month – Kebab Eaters United – Paul Howard – 351 points

April has probably produced a Buckets record for the highest monthly score for a four week game month. It took Kebab Eaters 351 points to win it – which included two 100+ scores. We’re looking at an average score of close to 90 points a week. Mentions too for the Islanders, Caligula and Da Pitch who weren’t far behind, also averaging an 80+ weekly total.

1  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
117 351
2  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
104 344
3  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
121 330
4  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
105 330

Manager of the week – Rip Roaring Reds – Sean Whyton – 125 points

For the second successive week we have a highest weekly score of 125 points. It was the triple captain chip that garnered the triple figure totals this week. And it was the triple captaining of one player in particular, Mo Salah, that reaped the greatest reward. The Islanders held the highest weekly score prize for one week only – they only scored four goals to the Reds’ seven. Most of us realised that all out Liverpool was the way to go with them coming up against the whippiest of whipping boys, Huddersfield. I suspect the Islanders are saving their triple captain for the last gameweek – a tactic which I think they’ve employed before – but had they gone with it they’d have accumulated the highest weekly score, won the manager of the week, the manager of the month AND probably sewn up the Buckets title.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 19 points

It’s Salah’s second player of the week award. What a week to land the triple captain chip. He was always going to be the one and this Huddersfield fixture was always likely to be the game. There have been frustrating moments throughout the fantasy season for Salah owners, but he’s still leading scorer, and now by a fair distance. It appears that by not reaching the heights of last season he’s unworthy of a player of the year nomination or a place in the team of the year. Nonsense.

Bargain of the week – Cyrus Christie – Fulham – 11 points

Three consecutive clean sheets for Fulham. How did that happen? There’s no point in discussing this any further. Only ghost ships own Fulham defenders.

Twat of the week – Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal – -2 points

Doesn’t anybody want Champions League football next season? Maitland-Niles did Arsenal’s Europa League cause more good with dopey 30 minute red. He was on the Rip Roaring Reds’ bench. A smart place to put him.

Goal of the week – Ryan Babel. No vid.