Gameweek 7 results and September manager of the month

1  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
73 501
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
68 497
3  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
73 459
4  down King raggg
Steven Darling
61 452
5  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
65 450
6  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
78 445
7  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
99 439
8  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 437
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
54 435
10  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
52 433
11  same Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
67 431
12  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
61 420
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
61 419
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
56 418
15  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
55 417
16  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
45 411
17  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
62 409
18  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
68 409
19  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
64 403
20  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
39 401
21  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
81 397
22  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
41 396
23  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
54 395
24  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
55 388
25  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
51 387
26  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
37 386
27  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
51 386
28  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
52 379
29  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
60 379
30  down FTM
Stu Smith
44 375
31  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
63 375
32  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
64 374
33  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
39 371
34  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
44 366
35  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
78 361
36  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
44 357
37  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
46 356
38  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
35 355
39  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
54 355
40  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
59 355
41  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
34 349
42  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
43 347
43  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
84 344
44  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
42 342
45  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
53 341
46  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
51 332
47  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
38 327
48  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 326
49  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 315
50  down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
36 312
51  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
51 308
52  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
48 305


September manager of the month – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – Trev Reams – 286 points

BDPA1 and Perfidious Albion continue their nip and tuck battle at the top of the table. Albion earned more points this week to snatch the overall lead back, but it wasn’t quite enough to claim the September monthly prize. Only four points separate the two teams at the top and both find themselves in the top 6,000 worldwide. I’m not sure we’ve had two better starters. Third place are almost 40 more points back. Despite that, we’re doing better as a league as a whole. Last season at this stage twelve teams had passed the 400 point stage. This season twenty teams have passed that mark. This season’s top 10 are all 30+ points better off than last season’s equivalent teams.

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
68 286
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
73 277
3  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
65 266
4  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
99 257
5  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
73 252
6  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
81 251

 

Manager of the week – Thelma And Luiz – Trevor Gordon – 99 points

Serial prize botherers and winners of this season’s best team name, if such a thing existed, Thelma And Luiz (Thelma is presumably Gary Cahill’s real name), are this week’s highest climbers and posters of the most impressive wildcard total to date. After making a squillion changes, their near century total came about by dispensing of the services of the price tumbling Salah and Mendy among others and bringing in double figure scoring form horses Matt Doherty, Harry Kane, Johann Berg Gudmunsson and Raheem Sterling. They’ve achieved a top 2,000 worldwide weekly score and rose almost 700,000 places overall – that’s 15 places in Bucketsworld.

Player of the week – Harry Maguire – Leicester City – 18 points

We’ve a couple of whipping boy teams developing. Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle were all on the receiving end of yet another defeat, all conceding two. Newcastle allowed Harry Maguire a clean sweep – goal, assist, clean sheet and top bonus…

Bargain of the week – Johann Berg Gudmunsson – Burnley – 13 points

…while Cardiff almost afforded the same luxury to Johann Berg Gudmunsson. They scored a goal to deprive him of the clean sheet point. He moves onto four assists for the season, becoming the highest assisting midfielder in the game as Burnley’s season continues on it’s now upward trajectory.

Twat of the week – Victor Lindelof – Manchester United – -2 points

Most of the players don’t like the manager and the manager doesn’t like most of the players. And the ones he’s left with are shit at fantasy league.

Goal of the week – Daniel Sturridge.

At 3.30s

 

Gameweek 7 results – September manager of the month

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.

September Manager of the Month

same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
25 249
same nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
44 242
up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
26 238
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 235
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
46 231

I awarded the prize after gameweek 6 to Rico United. As it happens the prize should have been awarded after gameweek 7. Thankfully, Rico United are still the winners.

And it’s not my fault. FPL have moved the goalposts and altered the gameweeks to include gameweek 7 into September.

This is how their site used to look….

Phase First Gameweek Last Gameweek
Overall Gameweek 1 Gameweek 38
August Gameweek 1 Gameweek 3
September Gameweek 4 Gameweek 6
October Gameweek 7 Gameweek 10
November Gameweek 11 Gameweek 13
December Gameweek 14 Gameweek 19
January Gameweek 20 Gameweek 23
February Gameweek 24 Gameweek 26
March Gameweek 27 Gameweek 29
April Gameweek 30 Gameweek 35
May Gameweek 36 Gameweek 38

This is how it looks now…

Phase First Gameweek Last Gameweek
Overall Gameweek 1 Gameweek 38
August Gameweek 1 Gameweek 3
September Gameweek 4 Gameweek 7
October Gameweek 8 Gameweek 10
November Gameweek 11 Gameweek 13
December Gameweek 14 Gameweek 19
January Gameweek 20 Gameweek 23
February Gameweek 24 Gameweek 26
March Gameweek 27 Gameweek 29
April Gameweek 30 Gameweek 35
May Gameweek 36 Gameweek 38

Sorry for any confusion. Again, thankfully, the result remains the same. And – good news for Rico – they get an extra tenner out of it.

Gameweek 6 results

up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
65 360
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
69 353
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
86 353
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
46 351
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 347
up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
61 337
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
87 331
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
73 329
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
36 327
10  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
53 327
11  same 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
51 326
12  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
41 321
13  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
68 313
14  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
71 311
15  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
34 310
16  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 309
16  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
61 309
18  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
43 308
19  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
49 307
20  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
35 304
21  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
76 303
22  same Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
57 302
23  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 300
24  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
54 299
25  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
55 297
26  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
36 292
27  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
47 292
28  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
58 288
29  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
35 287
30  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
24 287
31  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
65 283
32  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
23 276
33  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 274
34  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
31 270
35  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
32 268
36  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
34 268
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
18 266
38  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
64 263
39  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
33 262
40  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
24 258
41  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
43 258
42  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
20 252
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
58 252
44  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
34 251
45  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
54 251
46  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
44 250
47  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
33 243
48  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
39 242
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
23 236
50  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
52 228
51  down Dj daz
darren frankland
40 216
52  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
31 214
53  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
36 204

 

Our September manager of the month is Rico United who leapt to the top of the monthly standings and into the top 10 overall thanks to the highest weekly score of 87 points.

up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
87 205
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
65 198
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
61 182
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
46 181
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
71 181

 

They pulled out all the stops with a wildcard week, overloading the midfield with big hitters. It’s a tactic worth exploring. The big numbers occur week on week in the middle of the park. The stats back this up. Fifteen midfielders have made it past the 30 point barrier compared to six forwards and only one defender. This week has seen 12 midfielders reach double figures, compared to only three forwards and four defenders. The top eight scoring players in the game are midfielders. Five of these eight lined up for Rico United this week and contributed 73 of their 86 points.

There’s a lot of chopping and changing going on at the top of the pile. No Fuchs Given, which will be written like this from now on, become our fifth different leader in six weeks. Last week’s leader, When Harry Met Alli, had a poor week, despite drafting Sergio Aguero back in and making him captain. He was let down by the other ten players and wasn’t able to hold on to the lead in the monthly table either.

 

Player of the week – Adam Lallana – 15 points. One of nine Liverpool midfielders who earned points this week.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 14 points. Goal, clean sheet, bonuses.

Donkey of the week – Ahmed Elmohamady – -2 points. Hull players can’t stop hand-balling on the line.

Goal of the week – Demarai Gray.

 

Gameweek 6 preview

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

We will crown our September manager of the month after this weekends games and it could literally be any one of us. Here’s the top half of the monthly table with When Harry Met Alli in pole position. They lead the way overall as well, so go into the gameweek as favourites to take the prize. Just to clarify – despite the fact that the first game of gameweek 7 takes place on the 30th September, the game month finishes officially after these fixtures. The scores for the month of October will start with the 30th September fixture between Everton and Crystal Palace.

up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
56 135
up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
79 134
up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
76 133
down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
62 127
down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
46 126
up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
64 125
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
71 123
up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
70 122
down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
60 121
10  up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
65 120
11  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
72 118
12  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
70 118
13  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
53 115
14  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
74 113
14  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
53 113
16  down jetty city
scott mcgow
61 113
17  down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
54 110
18  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
60 109
19  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
44 108
20  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
66 107
21  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 106
22  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
66 104
23  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
53 103
24  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
66 102
24  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
61 102
26  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
57 101

 

Over a million managers – nearly a third of the worldwide game – have dispensed with Sergio Aguero over the last two weeks. He’s back. It’s a headache. It’s the easiest thing in the world to replace him – no-one is anywhere near as expensive as he is. Getting him back is trickier. You’ll probably have to make two transfers to re-accommodate him. Is there any point? Well, yes – given the way that City are dominating teams at the moment. And lets not forget the hat trick he scored in the Champions League tie against Borussia Monchengladbach.

So, what are the options? Stick with what you’ve got and hold out till you get two free transfers next week. It could work, although City play Swansea this week and the potential for goals is too great, is it not?

Use your wildcard if you’ve still got it. That would certainly allow you to make wholesale changes if they were needed and bring in the best possible combination of players around Aguero.

If you’ve one available transfer and you’re determined to re-instate him, who are you going to drop? Those carrying Nolito or Harry Kane have had the decision made easy for them. The Spaniard starts his own three match ban, whilst Kane is sidelined for two months with an ankle injury. Dropping any elite players runs a certain risk. Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez’s form probably rules them out. Similarly Romelu Lukaku, although the Everton striker is nursing an injury that forced him off before the end of last weekend’s victory over Middlesbrough. And dropping De Bruyne and Sterling is counterproductive.

Consider Eden Hazard, whose value rose to £10.3 million, but has dropped dramatically back to £10 million. All in the space of five gameweeks. Hazard appears to be the player who has suffered most at the hands of the imminent return of Aguero. And not just that, but the sparkling form of De Bruyne and Sterling. Despite an encouraging start, two games and a measly three points have seen managers react in a pretty unforgiving way. Maybe last season’s no-show is still fresh in the memory.

And don’t rule out dropping Zlatan. Manchester United’s form as a whole, rather than their star striker’s, is the discouraging factor. Three consecutive defeats and rumours of an unsettled camp doesn’t bode well. Ibrahimovic is also the closest in price to Aguero, and therefore the easiest to swap.