1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
47 1465
2  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
54 1464
3  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
66 1463
4  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
65 1462
5  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
53 1460
6  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
76 1452
7  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 1443
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
54 1430
9  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
55 1430
10  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
39 1425
11  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
65 1425
12  same Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
45 1401
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
71 1392
14  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
54 1389
15  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
56 1388
16  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
63 1387
17  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
50 1383
18  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
59 1376
19  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 1364
20  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
60 1362
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
55 1352
22  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
54 1352
23  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
67 1343
24  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
73 1341
25  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
55 1339
26  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
50 1336
27  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
43 1335
28  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
65 1334
29  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 1333
30  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
45 1331
31  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
52 1331
32  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
57 1331
33  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
60 1314
34  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
48 1311
35  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
56 1309
36  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 1294
37  down blakes11
Steven Darling
63 1294
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
65 1260
39  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
42 1258
40  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
50 1246
41  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
68 1246
42  down FTM
Stu Smith
40 1241
43  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
44 1238
44  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
56 1227
45  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
59 1221
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
43 1204
47  up disco dancer
darren frankland
65 1188
48  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
39 1178
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
40 1151
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
48 1006

 

Manager of the month – The Winnings R Mine – David Bruce – 270 points (14 goals)

It was a close run thing for January Manager of the Month. The top four were separated by three points with The Winnings R Mine and Brexiter City both scoring 270 points and sharing first place. The Winnings R Mine take the prize, outscoring Brexiter by 14 goals to 11.

1  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
54 270
1  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
65 270
3  down blakes11
Steven Darling
63 268
4  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
76 267

Blakes11 triple captained in an attempt to pinch the award but just fell short. The Vinegar Pissers, despite winning manager of the week, will be cursing a Harry Kane captain choice – possibly not for the first time this season. Kane was outscored by seven other players in their line up – all of whom, as captain, would have given them the monthly award as well.

Manager of the week – The Vinegar Pissers – Paul Hawkins – 76 points

It was a week in which the top scoring teams – Liverpool and Manchester City – did as they were supposed to and registered comfortable wins against struggling teams with all of their star players chipping in with either an assist or goal. It definitely wasn’t a week for relying on the clean sheet experts – Manchester United or Chelsea – to do what they were supposed to and keep out Spurs and Bournemouth. That’s maybe slightly harsh on United, but the double whammy for Phil Jones owners – and there are a lot – is the minus score courtesy of and own goal and a booking. Chelsea have no excuse. But for David De Gea in goal, The Vinegar Pissers avoided the dodgy defensive displays and picked up a healthy 38 points from their Liverpool and City contingent.

Player of the week – Sam Clucas – 15 points

There’s a Swansea revival to take notice of. They’re suddenly the team offering the most tempting cheap players. Jordan Ayew is the form cheap striker scoring four in his last seven. In GW24 Federico Fernandez was the best bargain player and Alfie Mawson was only just pipped to the overall player award by one point. Sam Clucas takes that prize this week with two goals in their impressive win over Arsenal to follow up their similarly impressive, and unexpected, win over Liverpool last week.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – 12 points

Every single stat surrounding the Chelsea v Bournemouth fixture pointed towards a comfortable home win. The last five games between the two have all resulted in a Chelsea victory by an aggregate score of 13-3. Add to the that the fact that Chelsea had kept six clean sheets in their previous eight games with Bournemouth only managing four all season. It’s the reason Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta top the £7 million mark for defenders. This week they collected a solitary point each as Wilson netted his fourth in six games and second double figure score in three.

Twat of the week – Phil Jones – -2 points

Who else? The fifth most owned defender in the game drops a clanger. It’s a one off. He’s been the most consistent United defender and is the joint highest bonus scorer across the back line. Don’t be surprised if he picks up another nine point haul against Huddersfield at the weekend.

Goal of the week – Christian Eriksen. Bit of a dearth of quality this week. This for no other reason that it was scored in 10 seconds. You’d think the internet would have a video of that whole 10 seconds wouldn’t you? It doesn’t.

 

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Gameweek 24 results

January 24, 2018

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
56 1418
2  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
58 1410
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
65 1407
4  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
58 1401
5  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
56 1397
6  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 1394
7  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
74 1386
8  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 1380
9  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
73 1379
10  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
51 1376
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
47 1364
12  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
44 1356
13  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
60 1335
14  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
76 1333
15  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
43 1332
16  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
50 1325
17  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
40 1324
18  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
79 1317
19  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
51 1308
20  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
65 1302
21  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
53 1298
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
53 1297
23  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
46 1292
24  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 1286
25  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
64 1286
26  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
62 1284
27  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 1281
28  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
52 1279
29  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
48 1278
30  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
48 1276
31  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 1269
32  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
64 1268
33  same Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
59 1263
34  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
67 1258
35  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
74 1253
36  same blakes11
Steven Darling
55 1239
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
42 1238
38  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
68 1224
39  up FTM
Stu Smith
69 1201
40  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
66 1196
41  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
68 1195
42  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
42 1194
43  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
46 1183
44  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
43 1178
45  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
69 1178
46  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
37 1169
47  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
30 1139
48  up disco dancer
darren frankland
61 1123
49  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 1111
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
46 958

 

Manager of the week – Kompany & Co – Dean Cripps – 79 points

It all hinged on having Sergio Aguero and making him captain this week. A lot of managers probably can’t afford to have both Kane and Aguero and the midfield they want. Kompany & Co have shoe horned both strikers in with a reduced midfield and this week it produced the highest weekly score. Such is the dominance of Kane over every other high priced striker in the game that Aguero doesn’t really get a look in. His worldwide ownership is half that of the Spurs man, yet he has a higher points per match ratio. With Gabriel Jesus injured, Aguero is guaranteed more match time and City’s run of fixtures look a hell of a lot easier than Spurs’ in the coming weeks. Maybe it’s time for a switch?

The Winnings R Mine, for one night only, completed their remarkable rise to the summit. Hornets took over again after Sunday’s match. And all of this with no Kane, no Salah, no Aguero, no Man City at all, a West Brom defender, a third choice keeper and £2 million in the bank. What a maverick. Unsurprisingly, they’re in with a chance of the January manager of the month prize. The table currently looks like this with one round of fixtures to go.

1  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
58 216
2  same blakes11
Steven Darling
55 213
3  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
56 205
4  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 200
5  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
64 199
6  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
44 199
7  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 196
8  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
74 195
9  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
69 195
10  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
76 193
11  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
51 191
12  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 190

 

Player of the week – Victor Moses – 17 points

Chelsea’s defence have been ultra-reliable since gameweek 10 returning 10 clean sheets in 15 games. Marcos Alonso has been in among the goals and is somewhat of an indispensable fantasy asset if you can stomach forking out over £7 million on a defender. Victor Moses, much like last season, has been slightly behind Alonso in the scoring stakes, but finally got a double figure total on the board. It’s easy to balk at his price too, but consider that’s what you would have paid for him as a midfielder last season and he’s doing exactly the same job now. Still, none of us had him.

Bargain of the week – Federico Frenandez – 11 points

An unexpected win and clean sheet for Swansea against Liverpool. I’m pretty sure we were all expecting a nice total boost with the Monday night fixture. Whatever you were on after Sunday’s games, admit it, you were expecting another 20 or so points to be added by the end of Monday night. Fernandez’s assist to Mawson’s goal made it a good night for the Swansea defence all round. Lukasz Fabianski took the remaining bonus mark and sits third in the keeper table surpassing the 100 point mark at the same time as Ederson Moraes. The reason – he’s made over twice as many saves as the City keeper.

Twat of the week – Shane Duffy – -1 points

For being on the receiving end of a 4-0 hammering. Brighton haven’t won in a while, yet a smattering of 0-0 draws still makes their low priced defence worth considering. Duffy is one of only two Brighton players to have seen their value increase over the season and there’s a fairly friendly looking set of fixtures coming up.

Goal of the week – Alexandre Lacazette. 1m09s

Gameweek 22 results

January 5, 2018

1  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
87 1308
2  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
40 1298
3  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
84 1278
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
47 1272
5  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
63 1266
6  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
77 1262
7  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
61 1256
8  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
62 1254
9  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
56 1254
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
43 1251
11  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
35 1231
12  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
66 1218
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
59 1216
14  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
51 1215
15  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
47 1208
16  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
38 1199
17  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 1198
18  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
51 1191
19  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
49 1189
20  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
54 1188
21  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
70 1187
22  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
50 1186
23  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
47 1184
24  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
57 1174
25  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1172
26  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
83 1170
27  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
51 1170
28  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
63 1159
29  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
23 1157
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
37 1154
31  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
65 1152
32  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
42 1150
33  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
53 1147
34  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
50 1146
35  same Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
45 1126
36  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
56 1114
37  up blakes11
Steven Darling
86 1112
38  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
65 1102
39  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
46 1101
40  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
33 1084
41  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
34 1084
42  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
45 1078
43  same FTM
Stu Smith
47 1073
44  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
37 1070
45  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
64 1065
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
48 1059
47  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
66 1049
48  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 1017
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
54 1003
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 861

 

Manager of the week – Despicable Mee – – Trevor Gordon – 87 points

Not only the manager of the week, but our new leader. As soon as we slip into the New Year, Hornets, ever present at the top since August, are knocked from their perch. Maybe this could be Despicable Mee’s year after two consecutive second place finishes. They played their free hit with good effect, although it would have been a lot better – and for a lot more managers – had Harry Kane (yes, him again) done what he was supposed to and scored two more hat tricks. I hope no-one triple captained him. The double gameweek could have been better. It was easier to draft in West Ham players than Spurs players given their cheapness and that didn’t open up too many point scoring opportunities. The free hit was probably the best chip to play in the circumstances with doubts over rotation and the fitness of some players. Without it, introducing Alli, Eriksen, Son and/or Kane would probably have meant losing a Liverpool or Man City big hitter. DM’s free hit consisted of three from West Ham and Spurs, and three from Man City and Leicester, who were the week’s highest scoring teams. It couldn’t have worked out any better really. Honorable mentions for The Winnings R Mine, who now sit 3rd, having been in 21st place on Christmas Eve. TWRM played an early wildcard, dropping Kane (brave/smart) and captaining the highest scoring double gameweeker, Son Heung-Min. Must Try Harder went with the free hit and a similar team set up to Despicable Mee to the tune of 83 points. Blakes11 totaled 86 with their early wildcard, captaining Alli, ignoring Kane, and picking up 51 points from double gameweekers.

Player of the week – Riyad Mahrez – 14 points

Mahrez has been racking up some impressive totals in recent weeks with either a goal or an assist in eight of his last nine games. He’s now the 5th highest scorer overall – the fourth highest midfielder. This might explain why he still feels like a slightly more under the radar choice. Is there any room? It’s not impossible to have him in your midfield, but it’s at the expense of someone who maybe feels more likely to score – like a Coutinho, a Sanchez or a Hazard. Yet, he beats them all in overall total and form.

Bargain of the week – Marc Albrighton – 13 points

Albrighton was pipped to the overall player of the week by his teammate, Mahrez, picking up three bonus points to his two. Both contributed a goal and assist in their victory over Huddersfield. Albrighton’s recent figures are good and worthy of note. He has six scoring weeks in his last ten, becoming a much more regular starter under Claude Puel. And all for £5.5 million.

Twat of the week – Christian Kabasele – -1 points

Soon to be renamed ‘Twatford of the week’ due to the frequency with which they win this award. It shows on Marco Silva’s face too. He knows. It was a slightly unfortunate own goal, rather than a scything challenge that did for Kabasele. Still, he went and did it in a week in which no-one conceded seven or snapped someone in two in the first half.

Goal of the week. Pedro Obiang. Two great goals in one match but this was the most unexpectedly spectacular. 2m15s

Gameweek 20 results

December 29, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
83 1212
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
66 1183
3  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
64 1154
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 1154
5  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 1151
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 1147
7  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
69 1138
8  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 1133
9  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 1133
10  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
68 1131
11  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
84 1128
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 1125
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 1104
14  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 1092
15  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
84 1088
16  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
63 1086
17  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
56 1085
18  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
74 1085
19  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
93 1085
20  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
43 1084
21  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
74 1083
22  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
63 1081
23  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
64 1077
24  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
77 1076
25  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1074
26  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 1067
27  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 1064
28  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
93 1055
29  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
66 1053
30  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
72 1047
31  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
75 1044
32  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
62 1039
33  same Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
85 1038
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 1034
35  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
63 1023
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1016
37  up Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
76 1013
38  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
58 1012
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
65 1010
40  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
68 1002
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
63 997
42  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
59 987
43  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
107 985
44  up blakes11
Steven Darling
82 981
45  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
58 976
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
85 968
47  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
51 954
48  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
75 942
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
56 891
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 773

 

Manager of the week – The Winnings R Mine – David Bruce – 121 points

Maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later. Putting the armband on Harry Kane during one of his hat trick weeks, plus the right combo of free scoring City and/or Liverpool players was going to produce a mega score at some point. And without the aid of a chip, The Winnings R Mine’s 121 points catapults them up the league from 21st to 9th and into position to grab the highest weekly score prize. Often double gameweeks don’t yield that many points. It’ll be tough to beat. It’s worth mentining Marc Albrighton and Ashley Young’s contributions as well as Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta’s double digit hauls. It’s arguably more about the cheaper differential members of your team rather than the players that everybody else has. Honorable mentions to Emergency Gap Jumper and Mrs Magoo who also passed the century mark. The Winnings R Mine and Gap Jumpers’ scores place them in a great position to pinch the December manager of the month prize. The table currently looks like this with one gameweek to play…

1  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
96 410
2  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
74 408
3  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
109 407
4  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
77 396
5  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
121 391
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
84 389
7  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 387
8  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
95 382
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
88 381
10  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
71 380

 

Bearing in mind that it’s a reduced gameweek in which Tottenham (and Kane) and West Ham don’t play, it’s not going to be a straightforward round of matches to negotiate. Someone could jump from even further down the pack. It’s worth also bearing in mind that the resultant double gameweek is in GW22. Whether your chasing this massive monthly prize or not, the right tactics are crucial so as not to lose pace with whoever it is you don’t want to lose pace with. Oh – and Harry Kane is ill.

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points

For the second consecutive week and his third overall this season. It’s taken until Christmas, but maybe – just maybe – he is going to be indispensable. And even moreso in a double gameweek – if he’s fit enough to play. Illness or no illness, is the 48 hour gap too little even for him to start two consecutive games? Are you considering a triple captain punt? It’ll be a perfect opportunity for him to register his fourth player of the week total. It would be his third in consecutive playing gameweeks – a feat which I don’t think anyone has managed previously.

Bargain of the week – Trent Alexander-Arnold – 14 points

This Liverpool defence are beginning to keep clean sheets. It’s three in their last four. They appear much more reliable against the teams they should be beating, which is encouraging to managers when those kind of fixtures roll round. Particularly seeing as how there are many cheap routes into that Liverpool back line. Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are rotating the right back berth – with slightly more action for Gomez. Both come in at well under £5 million.

Twat of the week – Marcos Rojo – -1 points

Hooked after 45 minutes at 2-0 down against Burnley at Old Trafford. Maybe the Argentinian defender is not quite back up to full speed yet after a long injury lay-off. His comeback has coincided with a ropy spell at the back for United. Nine clean sheets in their first thirteen has change dramatically into just one in their last seven.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho. His third contender.

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