Gameweek 35 results

April 24, 2018

1  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
40 2109
2  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
79 2059
3  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
53 2053
4  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
71 2040
5  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
51 2033
6  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
50 2023
7  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
55 2023
8  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
34 2019
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
53 1991
10  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
45 1985
11  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
52 1973
12  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
65 1965
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
52 1964
14  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
38 1963
15  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
34 1958
16  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
37 1955
17  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
68 1953
18  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
65 1944
19  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
52 1933
20  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
51 1921
21  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
30 1902
22  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
62 1895
23  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
24 1890
24  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
60 1885
25  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
32 1882
26  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
29 1881
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
44 1881
28  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
67 1871
29  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
41 1864
30  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 1860
31  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
29 1859
32  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
69 1852
33  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 1847
34  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
47 1846
35  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
52 1844
36  up FTM
Stu Smith
52 1833
37  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
40 1831
38  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
31 1828
39  same blakes11
Steven Darling
66 1807
40  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
57 1744
41  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
65 1742
42  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
49 1742
43  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
24 1741
44  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
50 1741
45  up disco dancer
darren frankland
61 1706
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
21 1693
47  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
24 1672
48  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
56 1608
49  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
29 1601
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
25 1474

 

Manager of the week – FC Caligula – 79 points

I told you they were the ones to watch. As predicted they played their free hit – and with some success. Other free hit scores by other managers have been higher across the season, but Caligula’s was perhaps better timed and sees them climb into second place, marginally closing the gap on The VPs to 50 points. Is that too big a gap to overcome? It will all depend on their GW37 teams and captains. The only real disappointments for Cailgula were James Milner’s 1 point when they may have expected a clean sheet, Ilkay Gundogan’s virtual blank in among Man City’s five goal thrashing of Swansea and the in-form Wilf Zaha having a week off diving about the Watford penalty area. They will return to their GW34 team already containing thirteen GW37 double gameweekers. The VPs have eight and some big decisions to make. And lets give an honorable mention to Edgbaston, who also had their Free Hit in storage and picked up 71 points to move into fourth. They will proceed next week with 10 GW37 double gameweekers and a triple captain up their sleeve.

Player of the week – Alexandre Lacazette – 13 points

Those free hit scores were low-ish for a reason. Obviously, it being a reduced gameweek – although remember what happened in GW31. And despite four and five goal matches at Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City, the points were spread around a host of players. Lacazette was the only player to bag a brace and is having a strong end of season – as Arsenal always tend to do. Maybe with extra incentive of giving their manager a good send off. Arsenal have two very winnable fixtures to finish the season but with the Europa League in mind, rotation could play a part. The only player I’d say guaranteed a start – although that didn’t happen at the weekend –  is Pierre Aubameyang. He’s cup tied in the Europa, so should, in theory, be first name on the team sheet.

Bargain of the week – Wayne Hennessey – 10 points

I suppose you’ve got to totally ignore what I said about Wayne Hennessey last week. I guess they were due a clean sheet – as were Watford. Hennessey picked up top bonus and an extra save point. And just to completely back track – his run of fixtures don’t look too scary, so maybe there’ll be another clean sheet to celebrate before the end of the season.

Twat of the week – Martin Olsson – -1 points

Poor Swansea. City were due to give someone a pasting and with the title won it was inevitable that this gameweek’s opponents were the most likely to be on the receiving end. I doubt the defeat will effect Swansea too much, but the goals conceded might be a problem. Olsson is this week’s worst for picking up a yellow to go with the drubbing.

Goal of the week – Kevin De Bruyne. Screamer. 4m40s

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Gameweek 34 results

April 20, 2018

1  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
106 2069
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
107 2008
3  down Hornets
Andrew Wade
74 1985
4  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
91 1984
5  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
76 1982
6  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
81 1981
7  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
105 1980
8  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
99 1969
9  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
78 1940
10  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
112 1938
11  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
69 1933
12  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
83 1928
13  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
80 1925
14  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
65 1922
15  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
82 1916
16  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
83 1908
17  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
63 1889
18  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
113 1885
19  same We are Ayling
Paul Murray
93 1882
20  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
73 1879
21  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
57 1872
22  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
72 1870
23  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
74 1866
24  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
73 1852
25  same Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
83 1845
26  same Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
81 1837
27  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
89 1837
28  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
91 1834
29  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
75 1823
30  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
64 1818
31  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
82 1812
32  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
75 1807
33  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
70 1800
34  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
56 1799
35  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
52 1797
36  same musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
64 1791
37  same FTM
Stu Smith
73 1785
38  same King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
93 1783
39  same blakes11
Steven Darling
80 1757
40  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
68 1717
41  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
73 1707
42  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
54 1705
43  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
78 1693
44  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
49 1687
45  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
82 1672
46  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
69 1648
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
90 1645
48  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
61 1572
49  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
72 1552
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
73 1449

 

Manager of the week – Kebab Eaters United – Paul Howard – 113 points

Only five 100+ scores in what was an underwhelming double gameweek. The highest scorers averaged not much more than what you’d expect from a single gameweek; and rotation, as it always does, reared it’s annoying, ugly head. Most managers played the week as best they could, utilising their bench boosts and triple captains, and most topped the worldwide average of 64 points, which is the highest of the season so far. The best Buckets team were the Kebab Eaters. Their 113 points was enough to climb them six places and within sight of the top 10. They bench boosted with Chris Smalling, Pascal Gross, Romelu Lukaku and Luca Milivojevic all among their XV.

The Vinegar Pissers stretched their lead at the top to 61 points and have gone top 10,000 in the world. They also topped the century mark. As did The Craggy Islanders, who are now in second, and FC Caligula, who now sit seventh. And like a Grand National finish, the favourites are taking their positions and getting ready to pounce in the final furlongs. Despicable Mee also rose another two places into fourth. The chipless Hornets dropped to third but did well not to lose too much ground and still post a respectable 74 points. Both Nashton and Brexiter, who didn’t use a chip this week, also scored well and despite dropping places aren’t out of the race. They do have one chip left each – their bench boost – surely lined up for GW37. The VPs, the Islanders and Despicable all have their triple captain remaining. But keep an eye on Caligula. They still have their free hit, probably primed for the upcoming week, and their triple captain, again no doubt ready for GW37. Some teams may be a player or two short for the coming week’s reduced schedule – Caligula can pick who they want.

Player of the week – Chris Smalling – 16 points

Man United defenders were always likely to be well positioned to score highly this week with two fixtures against West Brom and Bournemouth. It didn’t start well with a 1-0 loss to the bottom club. That prompted all kinds of unsettling hints from Mourinho about dropping players. Smalling played both games, perhaps underlining the fact he’s as guaranteed a starter as anyone at the moment. He also made up for conceding against West Brom by scoring against Bournemouth, earning back the clean sheet points he should never have lost in the first place.

Bargain of the week – Jan Bednarek – 13 points

Drafted in by Mark Hughes to make his Southampton debut out of sheer desparation – and it paid off – if you’re a fantasy manager and you’d taken the longest punt imaginable and plonked him in your squad. Only 6,000 managers have him in their team in the world and I imagine most of them aren’t playing any more. He may appear in a few more next week as he managed a goal and a clean sheet across his double gameweek appearances. He could come in very useful come GW37 when Saints play twice again and you want to save some money.

Twat of the week – Wayne Hennessey – 0 points

One of those weeks where no-one really earned the wooden spoon award. Hennessey conceded two and picked up a yellow, so he’s the worse player you could have picked. Palace don’t really keep clean sheets, so more fool you if you thought they would in this relegation scrap against their so called derby rivals.

Goal of the week – Any Carroll. 

Another double gameweek let down – given the amount of games you’d have expected at least one screamer. This was the best of a pretty lame bunch. 2m29s

Gameweek 33 results

April 14, 2016

1 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 55 1,907
2 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 87 1,902
3 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 90 1,858
4 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 73 1,834
5 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 71 1,833
6 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 65 1,821
7 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 72 1,810
8 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 67 1,807
9 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 62 1,799
10 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 55 1,796
11 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 87 1,794
12 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 78 1,792
13 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 63 1,783
14 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 79 1,781
15 SS3 FC Paul Murray 80 1,778
16 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 77 1,769
17 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 67 1,765
18 Init fc Mustafa khan 84 1,761
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 62 1,752
20 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 58 1,750
21 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 81 1,749
22 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 71 1,741
23 Howayman Mark Bromham 66 1,739
24 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 54 1,734
25 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 55 1,732
26 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 66 1,717
27 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 64 1,700
28 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 67 1,694
29 Below Par Paul Bentz 81 1,693
30 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 55 1,686
31 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 57 1,653
32 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 62 1,648
33 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 66 1,627
34 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 78 1,607
35 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 60 1,605
36 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 90 1,604
37 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 63 1,600
38 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 83 1,579
39 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 86 1,515
40 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 65 1,511
41 Ciderheads Darren Pope 63 1,501
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 45 1,366
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 57 1,287
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 47 1,220

 

Crystal Palace and Everton defenders were the way to go this double gameweek. Not, as was hoped by many, Romelu Lukaku. The Everton forward was made captain by more teams than anyone else, only to return a measly eight points. Not that that stopped Buckets teams posting some pretty impressive scores. As well as taking a punt on the right defensive double gameweekers, it helped not to be too hasty in ditching Leicester and Spurs players.

That was a tactic that almost backfired for FC Caligula, who played their second wildcard, and in doing so saw fit to transfer out Jamie Vardy (13 points), Toby Alderweireld (15 points), Dele Alli (7 points) and Harry Kane (2 points). As well as Mesut Ozil (7 points), Ashley Williams (6 points) and Lukasz Fabianski (6 points). After the weekend’s games they had lost their lead in the league and were trailing The Craggy Islanders in the Buckets Cup final.

Luckily for Caligula, The Craggy Islanders had the same idea and went all out for the cup win, bringing in five Palace or Everton players, and losing Vardy, Mahrez, Kane, Lloris and Dier. In our lowest scoring, yet most closely competed cup final, Caligula just came out on top by virtue of scoring more bonus points than the Islanders. The final score was 55-55. Both scored two goals. Caligula managed six bonus points to the Islanders three. It was Joel Robles, the Everton keeper, who courtesy of his clean sheet and maximum bonus score against Palace, clinched it for Caligula, and kept the dream alive of a league and cup double.

Your Ad Here haven’t played their wildcard yet. They weren’t tempted into any double gameweek movements at all. And they scored 87 points. The only double gameweeker present was Scott Dann who has been a mainstay in their defence since October. Vardy, Kane, Alli, Alderweireld, Mahrez and Huth all remained. They reduced the 37 point gap between themselves and Caligula to just five. On Sunday evening they’d overtaken their rivals.

It’s unlucky on Caligula in a way. The idea behind ditching the Spurs and Leicester players, who don’t take part in any double gameweek action, and bringing in players to compete in this and next week’s bumper fixture lists, is probably the right one. Who’d have guessed that Jamie Vardy would rediscover his form, and Spurs would thump Manchester United? Great intuition by YAH though – and the title race is back on.

Also closing the gap and moving up into third are Rocky Ba Bauer. Their 90 point score was the joint highest of the week. Sweet Cherry Pie also managed 90 but lost out on the manager of the week accolade by scoring less goals – four to Rocky’s five. Rocky’s second wildcard was played back in January so they had little choice but to hang on to their Leicester and Spurs players. They played two free transfers last week in preparation for this, bringing in Joel Ward and Ross Barkley, who amassed a combined total of 23 points to add to the Vardy, Alli, Alderweireld, Mahrez, Schmeichel and Kane contributions.

 

Player of the week – Wayne Hennessey – 18 points. Two clean sheets and managed four bonus points too.

Bargain of the week – Jose Holebas – 10 points. 0.2% ownership worldwide – none of them Buckets.

Donkey of the week – Matteo Darmian – -1 points. With dishonourable mention for Lukaku.

Goal of the week – Andros Townsend. Every cloud.

 

 

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