Gameweek 8 results

October 5, 2015

1 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 115 439
2 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 72 419
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 98 419
4 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 73 418
5 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 77 417
6 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 103 416
7 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 96 415
8 Below Par Paul Bentz 82 415
9 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 94 412
10 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 116 410
11 Init fc Mustafa khan 99 410
12 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 80 409
13 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 98 405
14 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 126 396
15 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 55 393
16 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 98 393
18 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 98 379
19 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 109 376
20 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 96 375
21 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 90 374
22 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 78 373
23 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 92 373
24 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 59 371
25 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 48 366
26 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 81 361
27 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 86 359
28 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 58 358
29 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 78 358
30 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 72 355
31 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 54 347
32 SS3 FC Paul Murray 52 343
33 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 43 342
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 88 340
35 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 57 335
36 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 94 333
37 Howayman Mark Bromham 50 330
38 Ciderheads Darren Pope 81 326
39 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 55 325
40 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 60 316
41 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 28 297
42 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 49 294
43 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 73 288
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 51 275


Following Saturday’s games the scores were split between two distinct groups – those with, and those without. Thankfully there were enough points on offer from Sunday’s games for those without to make up the ground they’d lost – providing of course they had the right players. There have been some big movers in the league this week – up and down.

Up 19 places to number 14 is Romeo’s Honda Van. Triple captaining Sergio scored Romeo’s 75 points. A genius move. Their 126 point total will be hard to beat, even in a double gameweek. Aguero’s 25 points has been bettered in the Buckets era. Theo Walcott hit 26 points in the 2012-13 season following a 7-3 butchering of… Newcastle. Who else? Edin Dzeko also equaled this total in the penultimate week of the 2013-14 season. Other than the 75 points earned by Aguero – a single weekly score record for a Buckets team member – Romeo’s also had Dimitri Payet and Kevin De Bruyne on board. Payet moves to within a point of Riyad Mahrez in the overall player scores. It’s been an impressive start to Premiership life by De Bruyne who is averaging 9 points per gameweek. He’s easily the most reliable City midfielder at the moment. Romeo’s also picked up 21 points from Sunday’s games. 14 points came courtesy of the Arsenal defence and another seven from the in-form Romelu Lukaku. What is most extraordinary is that Romeo’s posted their mega-score with only nine men. Bacary Sagna and Riyad Mahrez were non-players and they’d nothing on the bench in reserve.

It was a weekend in which the old school rose again. There were five 100+ scores – all scored by Buckets veterans. Up 17 places to 19 are Hedgehog Corpse. Hedgehog managed 109 points, with Aguero as captain claiming 50 of them. A further 16 points came from the boot and bonuses of Alexis Sanchez, 13 from Mesut Ozil, 10 from Payet and nine from Odion Ighalo. Sanchez’s season is up and running now with five goals and six bonus points in two games. From nowhere to the fourth best overall score in a fortnight.

Up 11 to tenth go the Biscuitmen. To the 50 points contributed by Aguero, Biscuitmen added 14 points from Graziano Pelle, who became the games highest scoring striker, nine from Jamie Vardy, who scored for the fifth consecutive game and 10 from Yannick Bolasie, whom I have no stat about. Biscuitmen’s defence stood firm contributing 28 points in total.

Up six to sixth go Rocky Ba Bauer with 103 points. Rocky hold the current weekly points record – 165 points in gameweek 31 of 2013-14. Yohan Cabaye, Payet and Vardy were the additional big scorers to Aguero’s 50 points.

Last but not least, Your Ad Here also climb six places to top spot. Our new leaders collected 115 points to build up a 20 point lead. They were another with an Aguero/Sanchez double header, as well as healthy contributions from the Arsenal defence and Andre Ayew.

Of the fallers, Release The Hounds plummeted the furthest. They fell 15 places to 33rd. They picked up a combined total of 9 points from their City and Arsenal contingent – so obviously no Aguero or Sanchez. They relied heavily on Manchester United with Martial as captain, Rooney and Mata – to the tune of just 7 points. It was a bad week compounded by virtually everybody else scoring double their total.

And so on to those who were looking in trouble after Saturday’s games, but were rescued by Sunday’s – most notably 4 Lime Jellies and Pretty Schitty City. The Jellies may not occupy top spot anymore, but will be glad of the 28 points added to their Saturday score. This included nine extra points from Jamie Vardy who defaulted as captain following Riyad Mahrez’s omission. City also picked up nine points from Vardy as vice captain (again in place of Mahrez), plus another 40 points from the players they had playing on Sunday. This included nine from Andre Ayew who was Mahrez’s substitute. City had dropped out of the top 20 on Saturday evening, but found their way back up to fifth 24 hours later.

What a week. Just what we needed – a good shake up before the international break.


Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 25 points. Inevitably. These goals were always going to come at some point.

Bargain of the week – Yann M’Vila – 10 points. Two assists, but overshadowed by all the bigger scorers elsewhere.

Donkey of the week – Matteo Darmian – -1 points. How is this not a Newcastle player?

Goal of the week – Jeremain Lens. Double award week for Sunderland.


Gameweek 4 results

August 31, 2015

1 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 34 203
2 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 50 196
3 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 52 192
4 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 42 191
5 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 35 190
6 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 39 187
7 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 43 186
8 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 42 185
9 Below Par Paul Bentz 38 181
10 What’s Up????? DEAN CRIPPS 49 178
11 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 34 177
12 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 47 176
13 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 40 172
15 Howayman Mark Bromham 41 171
16 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 54 169
17 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 39 165
18 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 41 162
19 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 29 160
20 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 46 160
21 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 39 159
22 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 51 158
23 SS3 FC Paul Murray 42 158
24 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 47 156
25 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 49 156
26 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 36 155
27 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 28 155
28 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 45 154
29 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 28 153
30 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 48 151
31 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 40 151
32 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 43 149
33 Ciderheads Darren Pope 27 148
34 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 37 147
36 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 25 147
36 Init fc Mustafa khan 27 147
38 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 29 144
39 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 36 139
40 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 28 134
41 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 20 133
42 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 45 133
43 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 36 130
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 28 130
45 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 42 119


Despite their poorest scoring week of the season, greensmeansbusiness hang on at the top to claim the first manager of the month prize. So, congratulations to them. Their 14 point lead was reduced slightly, but most of the chasing pack had equally disappointing returns, and so were unable to catch our leaders.

In fact, none of us are posting mega-scores. Seven teams broke the 60 point barrier last week. Only one has achieved that feat this week, and with 62 points, Rico United, another newcomer, wins the weekly award. Rico transferred in Eliaquim Mangala to complete the necessary triumvirate of City players, who between them contributed 30 points to their overall total. City remain unbeaten and unbreached, with eight of their players in among the highest scorers. Although that doesn’t include Sergio Aguero, who drew another blank this week – the week in which most of the world made him captain. Which may explain the low scoring. There have been stand out obvious picks for captain choices in each gameweek, and none of them have brought home the bacon.

The international break can’t come soon enough for most of the league. City, Palace, Leicester and Swansea occupy the top four positions – an order that no-one would have predicted at the start of the season. United’s defence conceded for the first time, and only Sunderland have conceded more that Chelsea. It appears West Ham will only perform away from home against the top six. Bear that in mind for their trip to the Etihad in gameweek six. Liverpool, at home against the Hammers, seemed nailed on for another clean sheet to continue their steady start to the season. That 3-0 defeat probably cost a lot of managers a lot of points.


Player of the week – Dusan Tadic – 16 points. Posted last season’s highest weekly score, and is back on the roll of honour again.

Bargain of the week – Scott Sinclair – 14 points. A midfielder playing up top with 5 goals in 2 games. Worth a punt?

Donkey of the week – Steven Whittaker – -3 points. Five sent off in one week. Whittaker wins courtesy of being a stupid, dumb defender.

Goal of the week – Yann  M’Vila. Our first perfectly executed free kick winner of the season. Goal comes at 12s in.


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