The strikers return

At last we've had a week where the goals scored count more than the clean sheets with only Stoke, WBA and Spurs keeping them.

RvP is still the most picked captain despite him not even being the best player at ManU. Why anyone would pick the Dutchman over Rooney is puzzling especially when Rooney is £2m cheaper and looks to be having one of his best spells for quite some time. The other scorer at Old Trafford this weekend, Southampton’s Lallana costs 40% of the price and has amassed nearly 40% more points. Shurely shome mishtake.

In our league NonStop Recruitment’s Jon Pheasant was well and truly knocked off his perch by Steady Eddy, Dave Cattell. Jon has got a good team on paper but had one of those weeks we all have from time to time when nobody seems to get you any points. Dave didn’t have a brilliant week himself but it was enough to get him into the top spot with Pari Passu’s Bernie Wilcox and Matt Holbrook coming up on the rails. Lee Mitchell and Lewis McKenny bounced straight into the top 10 with scores of 78 and 74 respectively. Sachin Ruparella’s Fergie Forever is just hanging on in 10th place. Is it a sign of the times that this ManU fan can’t find a place in his squad for a single player from the team he supports so avidly?

 

The top 10 are as follows:

 

Dave Cattell

Bernie Wilcox, Pari Passu

Matt Holbrook

Jon Pheasant, NonStop Recruitment

Lee Mitchell

Jack Wilcox, Bauhaus

Laurence Chilver

James Mackinnon

Lewis McKenny

Sachin Ruparella

 

Manager of the Week

Scrolling down to page 2 and 76th place, we find Simon McFarland’s Shaktar Senseless on no less than 87 points. We hate to say this but it was just one of those weeks when Simon’s moons all lined up with Soldado, Chico and Hazard all scoring their best totals of the season and RvP (c) having his second best game. Can this team do it again next week? Watch this space!

Page 2 Pacesetter

Peter Wrigley’s Poontang Pirates with 86 points at 51st place very nearly got on to page 1 itself. That would be no fun would it, because Peter would have forgone his mention? Peter, a colleague of Jon Pheasant at NonStop Recruitment got his points from Aguero and the Arsenal trio of Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey (c). Very well done Peter. We all hope you make it to page 1 next week

Other page 2 nearly men were Rullion’s Ben Wilcox (81), Allessio Ciocchetti (79), Bauhaus’s Stuart Burton (78), Andy Jamieson (75) and the sponsor’s MD, FuturaRec2Rec’s Tim Goodwin also on 75. We think these guys need to concentrate a little less on placing candidates and a little more on the FL if they are going to make any real progress.

Come on lads. Get your priorities right.

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Simon Mignolet

The new Liverpool stopper had a superb start to the season with 3 clean sheets out of 3, but since then he’s conceded in every game. He’s still a popular choice being in nearly half of all managers’ selections but his form just doesn’t bear this out at 15th out of 20. A goalies’ points in the FL don’t come just from clean sheets; the number of saves made adds lots to the total and goalies like Mignolet and Hart who don’t have a lot to do in a game don’t win you lots of points either. McGregor, Boruc and Myhill are all in miles better form and are miles cheaper too!

The Dream Team

The Dreamteam is the best combination of players that you can pick that week. It’s always a good clue to up and coming players that few managers have picked which is important for those of you not in the top ten because you’re never going to make it by picking the same players as the top managers. Looking for value in unpopular but high performing players is essential if you’re going to make progress.

In a dreamteam littered with WBA and Swansea players there are some real bargains not least of all Liam Ridgewell who at a mere £5.0m has found himself in the dreamteam for the second time. Maybe Liam is a contender for a cheap defender instead of the Norwich players for some managers? Only one player has made it into the dreamteam 3 times in 8 games and that’s City’s Aguero who took his goals with aplomb against West Ham at the weekend. Aguero, Sturridge and Suarez are the three best strikers on form, with Sturridge being the cheapest of the three. We wonder why 19% of managers prefer Suarez to just 11% preferring Aguero despite the latter being cheaper?

 

Name

Team

Points

Times in the DT

Price

Percentage of Managers Chosen By

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myhill

WBA

9

1

£4.5

1%

Rangel

Swansea

12

1

£5.4

2%

Ridgewell

WBA

9

2

£5.0

1%

Chico

Swansea

9

1

£5.0

1%

Hazard

Chelsea

18

1

£9.0

14%

Ozil

Arsenal

15

1

£10.6

33%

Mirallas

Everton

13

1

£7.2

3%

DeGuzman

Swansea

11

1

£5.7

1%

Aguero

City

16

3

£11.1

11%

Ruiz

Fulham

14

1

£5.6

1%

Soldado

Spurs

12

2

£9.2

11%

 

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