Aguero shores up sad City
Manuel Pellegrini will be very glad of the international break next weekend but not as glad as the fact that he has the brilliant Kun Aguero lifting his struggling City side week in, week out. After Ronaldo, Aguero is now the second most prolific goal scorer in all the European leagues this season.
And it was Aguero’s brilliance that denied QPR a deserved victory in the late game on Saturday with the diminutive Argentinean fast becoming this season’s Luis Suarez. Nine goals in six matches says it all. So does Arry, “He’s the best player in the Premier League now Suarez has gone – the best.”
But Fantasy League managers have not been as keen as Arry with less than 27% owning him which is half that of Diego Costa. Why the reluctance? It could be the cost but Aguero’s 79 points are better value than Costa’s 63 points.
In our league only 4 of the top 10 had Aguero as captain and it showed with one of them, last season’s overall winner Jay Egersdorff shooting up to 6th place from nowhere. The rest of you beware – this guy’s got pedigree!
The top 10 are as follows:
Oli Ottey – Goodman Masson
John West – Meridian
Manager of the Week
Matt Holbrook came 19th in our league last season but we haven’t heard much about him since that final day. Until this week, that is. Matt’s scored an incredible 89 points this week with Aguero as his captain and only 3 of his players on 2 points. One of Matt’s mini leagues is Beat Keith Gillespie and we assume that this is the ex Newcastle and Manchester United player. Well, Keith may have been a good footballer but we now know why he’s not gone into management as he’s 105th in his own league.
Nice to see you back Matt.
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With an incredible 90 points in 67th place we find Phillip Brass who, like most of this week’s winners, chose Aguero as his captain but Phillip is also a bit of a visionary who put Coloccini in his team to gain 14 points from the Newcastle defender who not only got a clean sheet but who scored into the bargain.
Brave choice Phillip. Well done.
The Best of the Rest
It gives us great pleasure to award this week’s Best of the Rest gong to Spencer Ogden’s Jack Larner. Jack actually accompanied us to Loftus Road on Saturday to not only get soaking wet through but to witness such a dreadful defensive display by City from the best vantage point in the stadium – the away end behind Joe Hart’s goal.
We’re glad something’s gone right this week Jack.
Angel Di Maria..........
There seems be a groundswell of opinion that Angel Di Maria is not the be all and end all after all. Manchester United’s record signing hasn’t scored in 4 games and got hooked by van Gaal against Palace after he’d provided the assist for Mata’s goal. The ex Real Madrid star has had more FL managers selling him last week than the injured Vincent Kompany and the out-of-form Ulloa. He was the third most sold player in the league and he’s 141st in the Value / Form table. At £10.1m only Yaya and Sanchez are more expensive and if you sold him you’d have change in your pocket if you bought the likes of Fabby, Tadic or Oscar.
Or if you went for Southampton’s £4.6m Wanyama (the 4th most in form midfielder in the league) instead you’d have £5.5m left over to give your team a real facelift.
Not bad eh?
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