Gameweek 23 results

January 21, 2019

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
75 1441
2  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 1429
3  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
69 1411
4  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
56 1395
5  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 1369
6  down FTM
Stu Smith
67 1366
7  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
63 1353
8  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
74 1353
9  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
83 1352
10  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
73 1346
11  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 1338
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 1333
13  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
64 1322
14  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
90 1312
15  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
62 1306
16  down King raggg
Steven Darling
60 1303
17  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
61 1290
18  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
69 1276
19  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
59 1271
20  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
66 1267
21  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
67 1261
22  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
69 1260
23  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
65 1255
24  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
56 1252
25  same PenshawPerformers
david bruce
59 1246
26  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
74 1241
27  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
61 1240
28  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 1237
29  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
73 1232
30  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
72 1223
31  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
64 1219
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
66 1209
33  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 1208
34  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
70 1192
35  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
70 1191
36  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
63 1184
37  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
48 1182
38  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
33 1174
39  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
63 1170
40  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
51 1165
41  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
40 1153
42  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
62 1152
43  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
43 1151
44  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
70 1147
45  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
79 1145
46  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
66 1132
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
71 1119
48  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
73 1108
49  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
54 1083
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
64 1081
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
51 997

 

Manager of the week – Aribo Haribo – Paul Hawkins – 90 points

Another big score wins the week. It feels like we’re on for a highest ever winning score. Albion were our half way leaders and they had more than half of our biggest ever finishing total – 2356 set by Romeoshondavan in 2013/14. Aribo Haribo’s 90 points lifts them into their highest position of the season so far, sat in position behind the top 10, primed for an attack on a top four finish perhaps. It could happen. They are the form team sat at the top of the January monthly table at present.

1  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
90 220
2  down FTM
Stu Smith
67 209
3  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
75 208
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
77 206
5  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 200
6  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
70 195
7  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 194
8  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 190
9  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
70 190
10  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
83 188

Aribo’s reaction to the Harry Kane injury was to swap him for Gabriel Jesus, who didn’t play…which was fortunate, because up stepped Ryan Bennett off the bench, who despite conceding three, got his 50p head on the end of a cross to register a goal and chip in with 6 points. Salah was captained to the tune of 30 points and that’s his sixth double digit haul in eight weeks, which is insane. It might have seemed like a slow start to the season and he may have appeared to be too expensive, but can you really live without him now?

Player of the week – Fabian Schar – Newcastle United – 21 points

Who else? Equaling Raheem Sterling and Mo Salah’s highest weekly points total. What took him so long? I’m not sure at what point in the Newcastle centre back pecking order he is – probably fourth choice. Not a bad fourth choice when you consider the ease at which he slalomed through the Cardiff defence to score his first goal. From GW26 Newcastle only play two top six sides – and they’ve kept seven clean sheets, which is only bettered by the top four and Crystal Palace. So despite it being the usual laughing stock madhouse up there, they might not be a bad option for differential defensive picks during the closing weeks of the season.

Bargain of the week – Diogo Jota – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 19 points

A late bloomer. There was a lot of early interest in Jota after his impressive displays in Wolves’ promotion season, but it was a slow start and people lost interest to the pont where he dropped from £6.5 million to £5.9 million. He’s still there now, but I suspect that will change. He appears to have found his feet. He had a mini-run of three games with attacking returns just before Christmas which was halted through injury. This was his second game back.

Twat of the week – Lucas Digne – Everton – -1 points

I was singing his praises last week. How often does this happen? From hero to zero (minus one). A 25 yard own goal should get a plus score surely? It seems he has to score or assist to make his presence in your team worthwhile because Everton ain’t keeping clean sheets.

Goal of the week – Callum Wilson. From 15s in.

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Gameweek 21 results

January 4, 2019

1  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
62 1295
2  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
56 1291
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
62 1290
4  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
59 1285
5  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
53 1243
6  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
68 1231
7  up FTM
Stu Smith
72 1229
8  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
53 1226
9  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
58 1222
10  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
53 1217
11  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
46 1215
12  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 1215
13  same King raggg
Steven Darling
69 1206
14  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
62 1195
15  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
60 1184
16  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
49 1183
17  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
70 1162
18  same Cookie fc
Peter Cook
57 1157
19  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
77 1157
20  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
76 1154
21  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
39 1146
22  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 1138
23  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 1135
24  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 1133
25  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
51 1132
26  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
49 1128
27  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
63 1126
28  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
86 1123
29  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
71 1118
30  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
60 1116
31  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1115
32  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
40 1111
33  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
53 1092
34  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
41 1090
35  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
80 1082
36  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
36 1079
37  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1077
38  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
54 1076
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
56 1075
40  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
55 1068
41  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
46 1047
42  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
47 1043
43  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
40 1036
44  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
37 1035
45  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
62 1028
46  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
33 1009
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 1006
48  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
41 987
49  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
46 973
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
44 958
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
55 913
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
55 913

 

Top of the table – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – Trev Reams – 1295 points

Only three teams have lead Buckets this season and each have found themselves at the top over the festive fixtures. Da Pitch have regained top spot following their performance over New Year. Neil Madrid had climbed back to the top after the weekend’s fixtures, claiming the lead back from Perfidious Albion, who’d risen back to the summit after the Boxing Day games. They form a breakaway top four with The Craggy Islanders, separated by 10 points and just over 40 points clear of the chasing pack.

Manager of the week – Romeoshondavan – Rob Hewer – 86 points

A couple of big hitters offered up good captain choices this week. Romeo’s could have gone with either Kane, PEA or Sane and they’d still have posted a decent score and climbed the league. They opted for Son, who was their highest scorer – and why wouldn’t he have been?  He’s outscored everyone else over the last six weeks by some distance. Shame he’s buggering off to the Asian Cup, although I guess we should be grateful that he had his departure delayed. So we get one more gameweek out of him. If you haven’t got him now, there’s probably not much point in going there.

Player of the week – Troy Deeney – Watford – 15 points

It played out like a basketball game for a period in the first half, then everyone got bored of that and started hacking lumps out of each other. Bournemouth, despite having what seems like a good season, really can’t defend for toffee. Only Burnley, Cardiff and Fulham have conceded more. Even Huddersfield scored against them. They let in four and five in their last two games and now three against Watford and two to Deeney.

Bargain of the week – Angus Gunn – Southampton – 11 points

Surprisingly drafted in ahead of Alex McCarthy who I wouldn’t say has been in bad form of late. If anything he’s been the reason that Southampton have kept some defeats looking semi-respectable. However, I’m all for an even cheaper goalkeeper getting a run of starts. Check also Vicente Guaita’s promotion to Palace number one and David Button’s temporary residence as the Brighton keeper of choice.

Twat of the week – Christopher Schindler – Huddersfield Town – -3 points

Huddersfield’s season looks doomed. Luckily the game Schindler will miss as a resulkt of this sending off is the FA Cup game at thew weekend. He’s arguably been their best source of points and that’s really pushing it. Only four of their players top the £5 million barrier and still no-one wants them.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero. 

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

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