Gameweek 21 results

It was another week in which benches played an important part. Jamie Vardy missed out again and now has a yellow flag next to his name amid rumours of a calf problem. Given it’s FA Cup weekend, there’s plenty of time for a recovery and it’s not time to panic. Most of us lucked out in one way or another in his absence. Commonplace was either Todd Cantwell or Jack Grealish coming into play from the bench – or a Liverpool midfielder being promoted to captain – OR BOTH. Game of Stones’ score improved by 18 points as a result of both Mane and Cantwell contributing more than expected.

1
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
45 1266
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
60 1238
3
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 1232
4
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
53 1230
5
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 1230
6
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
73 1213
7
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
62 1209
8
Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
57 1200
9
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
69 1199
10
Soup-or-Boom.
Ian Driver
59 1196

Edgbaston won the week with 73 points. They benefited from a Sadio Mane vice captain pick while taking a standard Martin Kelly two-pointer to fill Vardy’s place. They had also held their wildcard until the final possible week and decided to jump on the Watford bandwagon now Nigel Pearson has got them playing. Christian Kabasele’s sending off and -1 point score didn’t matter too much alongside Gerard Deulefeu’s 12 point haul, supplementing other double figure totals from the aforementioned Mane and Cantwell, as well as Mo Salah.

Manager of the week – Edgbaston – Micheal Dinneen – 73 points

Player of the week – Mark Noble – West Ham United – 14 points

Bargain of the week – Sokratis Papastathopoulos – Arsenal – 13 points

Twat of the week – Diego Rico – Bournemouth – -1 points

Goal of the week – Hamza Choudhury. 2m31s.

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 13 results

There is only one captain choice for double digit and regular 20+ point returns at the moment. Jamie Vardy seems capable of scoring against any opposition. He has become the first player to pass the 100 point barrier this season and with his next four fixtures being against bottom half teams in dreadful form, why not just set him up with the armband and leave it? He could quite conceivably return another 80 points by the end of that run. Looking for alternatives could cost you dearly regardless of who anybody else may be playing. Sadie Mane’s form and record against Palace tempted a few people this week. In the 82nd minute on Saturday, Palace equalised, wiping out Mane’s clean sheet point and putting his full bonus haul in jeopardy, while Vardy despatched his retaken penalty to assure his top bonus and kill Brighton off.

He’s no James Tarkowski, mind. The Burnley defender is the weekly top scorer for a second consecutive gameweek with a defender’s full house. If he makes it a hat trick, I’m retiring.

1
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
67 822
2
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
69 799
3
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
72 790
4
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 786
5
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
73 780
6
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
64 769
7
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
70 759
8
DaSilvaortheFreD
Stephen Papadopoulos
64 750
9
Soup-or-Boom.
Ian Driver
80 748
10
Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
64 739

The Mane captain choice was favoured by our highest scoring manager this week. FTM had nine out of eleven players returning to post an 85 point score. It moves them up to third in the November manager of the month table. There could realistically be as many as 20 managers in the hunt for our latest prize. Not many points separate a lot of teams.

Manager of the week – FTM – Stu Smith – 85 points

Player of the week – James Tarkowski – Burnley – 17 points

Bargain of the week – John Fleck – Sheffield United – 13 points

Twat of the week – Simon Francis – Bournemouth – -3 points

Goal of the week – Joao Moutinho.

Gameweek 8 results

Anybody get a captain choice right? None of this lot did…

1
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
51 478
2
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
41 476
3
Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins
48 471
4
musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
37 462
5
Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
46 461
6
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
28 459
6
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
41 459
8
GingerFizz
Noel Driver
37 455
9
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
39 454
10
Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
47 452

…yet it didn’t really matter. I’ve not checked all 61 of us, but it may be that only King Ragg, our highest scorer, who picked Sadio Mane, achieved double figures with their armband. Raheem Sterling was the most popular choice – and why wouldn’t he be? Rested in midweek and up against a slow starting Wolves team just off the plane from Europa duty – and at the Etihad. That went well. More blanks for Salah, Kane and Aguero, a rare blank for Aubameyang and for those of us daring enough to opt for Teemu Pukki – well that party is probably over. So all in all, a good week to have a bad week. If you clambered over 50, you did well.

Manager of the week – Steven Darling – King Ragg – 62 points

Player of the week – Adama Traore – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 16 points

Bargain of the week – Wesley Moraes – Aston Villa – 14 points

Twat of the week – Seamus Coleman – Everton – -2 points

Goal of the week – Douglas Luiz. 8m50s in. 

 

Gameweek 5 results

King Ragg achieved the highest total of the gameweek, having taken somewhat of a punt away from Man City and Liverpool and opting for Son Heung Min as their captain. They couldn’t gave picked a better player. Spurs’ South Korean striker outscored all of his contemporaries, hauling 16 points in their demolition of Crystal Palace. This is a Spurs side that haven’t looked completely at the races so far this season  – and a player who is often rested after returning from international duty, so there was a definite element of risk. Ragg also had Sadio Mane and Tammy Abraham in their ranks. They plundered a further five goals between them.

1
Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
64 323
2
Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
77 316
3
Kante fit my Willian
Paul Callaghan
69 314
4
The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
40 309
5
BASHAM’S ARRIVING!
Tim Dodd
58 308
6
FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 308
7
Cook Pass Babtridge
Marcus Baker
47 306
8
Chef Utd
Robert Frost
66 304
9
The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
54 303
10
Sterling Silva
DEAN CRIPPS
62 303

Liverpool did what they were supposed to against Newcastle, although not without conceding and losing clean sheet points again. Those of us, and there were many, who hoped for a Manchester City goalfest, probably earned more points from their Norwich assets – providing they hadn’t benched them. It brings into question City’s potential going forward, although they’ve an awesome run of fixtures and surely should never be discounted. Mane over Salah though – that could be worth some serious consideration before their values move closer together.

Manager of the week – King Ragg – Steven Darling – 78 points

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

Bargain of the week – Serge Aurier – Tottenham Hotspur – 14 points

Twat of the week – Patrick Van Aanholt – Crystal Palace – -2 points

Goal of the week – Fikayo Tomori.