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Fantasy Football League 2017-18

Discussion in 'football' started by Lazy Llama, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. S☼I

    S☼I steely-wally

    Oh and a HUGE reminder to get your team done before 7 tonight as West Ham and Leicester meet this evening.
     
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  2. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Bottom of the league :facepalm:
     
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  3. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Spent 16 points on transfers, ouch. At least if this ruins the game week for me I don't have long to wait till the next one!
     
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Just noticed I'm top in three leagues, 18th in the urban one :D Methinks the other leagues are bit shit ;) :D

    As ever, no fucking clue what to do this week, too many quandaries. I'm not good with quandaries.
     
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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Man City's top strikers are arguably in better form than Lukaku or Kane, but there's no fucking guarantee which one of them will play :mad:

    <edit>: oh, and of course then there's Morata. Chelsea seem to have remembered how to score and they're up against notoriously leaky Liverpool.

    I need more money and more spaces! :mad:
     
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  6. S☼I

    S☼I steely-wally

    Kane's playing against West Brom though. (I've brought in Morata recently though as after Liverpool Chelsea have some on-paper easy fixtures).
     
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yeah, I noticed that too.

    I can't afford/fit in Kane, Aguero, Lukaku, Jesus and Morata. It's not fair :(
     
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  8. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Liverpool have kept a surprising number of clean sheets at home so far this season. That doesn't mean I'm betting against Chelsea scoring though.

    I executed my mad midfield plan and don't mind admitting that my midfield is now:

    Sane, Silva, Salah, Pogba, Hazard.
     
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  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Bold strategy! Certainly a potential point party. Did you have anything left over for other positions?!

    Yeah, in the back of my mind is Mourhino's comment after their game with 'pool, something along the lines of he'd expected Klopp to roll the dice at some point and create holes in the defence, but he never did. Whether that has any bearing on the Chelsea game is beyond me though.
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Well it was probably stupid of me to execute the plan this week because I had to sell Kane to free up the cash for Pogba and Hazard (already had the other 3). I still have Lukaku. I didn't have to weaken my defence though, although Jones continued injury meant I ended up spending 16 points instead of the planned 12. Niasse being banned is another flaw in my plans timing but I did know that was likely to happen before I bought him in and did it anyway.
     
  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Yep, they've conceeded one goal at home this season. Good shout to bet on 'pool at home, though Chelsea's a tougher beast than anyone they've faced so far?
    This is very similar to the plan I had! In the end I decided to leave it as Vardy and Kane had tasty fixtures and Niasse was also part of the plan.

    Was considering Silva, Salah, Pogba, KDB, Hazard.

    I fucked up my captain this week. Was torn between Kane and Sterling, and even fancied a cheeky punt on Vardy (who's had a nice start). Didn't press save and so now I've capped Salah, who I think is gonna blank. :mad:
     
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  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    After all my back and forth I once again forgot to do anything :facepalm:

    Ah well, two transfers for the mid-week game :thumbs: :hmm:
     
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  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Once I'd already swapped Abraham for Callum Wilson and Kane for Niasse, I spent days wondering whether to pick my eventual midfield targets of Pogba and Hazard this week, or whether to forgo Hazard for a week and get some Spurs midfielder in for this week instead. Especially given the Liverpool fixture, Spurs facing West Brom and Conte moaning about the 5000 mile round trip Chelsea just did to play their midweek game. However I just could not make up my mind which Spurs midfielder would be the best bet, so I went back to plan A.
     
  14. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Throw in the other players I considered for that slot, and the player I replaced (Gross), and I've left myself with quite a large array of players that I will gripe about if they score more than Hazard:

    Son, Eriksen, Alli, Zaha, De Bruyne, Gross

    However I will happily take a failure of Hazard compared to those players this week if the rest of my team can do well enough that the 16 points I've spent is only moderately painful to take, especially if getting rid of Kane doesn't prove too painful and either one of Pogba or Callum Wilson gets a nice points tally.
     
  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Mou said Pogba unlikely to play for more than an hour, so might be a 1 pointer!
     
  16. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I believe he said 65 - 70 mins so I can still dream of 2 or 3 points ;)
     
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  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Transfers aside, I'd also meant to sub Loftus-Cheek in for Abraham. Lost out on 6 points for that one :facepalm:
     
  18. S☼I

    S☼I steely-wally

    Decent score in what looks like a low scoring week so far. Citeh to keep a clean sheet with a Walker goal and assist for Sane, please :D
     
  19. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Seems like I got away with the Salah captain mistake. Looks like it might be close in our h2h battle butchersapron, too!

    Did you captain Salah on purpose? Risky move if so! Nice midfield you have there as well...
     
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I thought I'd switched it to kane tbh. I think I must have forgot to click save. So that's yeah points lost. Could have been worse I suppose.
     
  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Did exactly the same. Only 2pts down, though, so not the end of the world.
     
  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    :mad: :mad: :mad:

    91st minute penalty @ Burnley wiped out 12pts for me there.

    Fuck this game :mad:
     
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  23. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Yep and player rotation
     
  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Gambled on the wrong City players :facepalm:

    That's closed the gap I'd opened up at the top of my work league - where I had Sane, my closest rivals had Sterling :(
     
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Waiting a day to make my transfers cost me £0.2m :rolleyes: :facepalm: :D
     
  26. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I have started to ignore transfer costs. I made a bit of cash by transfering early a few times, but it's also cost me points/free transfers when they've since turned out to be injured or whatever and I've had to reverse it.

    When you consider it's points that win the game, not team value, I think it's worth waiting :thumbs:
     
  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Aye, but you can miss out on the right transfers due to lack of funds (as happened to me earlier this season). If I can't bring in the players I want for lack of that £0.2m, I'm losing out on those points.
     
  28. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    And if your hot shot new player gets injured between you transferring them in and the next game? :)

    Guess it's whether the risks are worth it to you!

    This game is a minefield :mad:
     
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yeah, that has traditionally been my approach - wait until the last minute - but I've already lost out on a couple of players this season as their price has gone out of my budget in the meantime. I guess if you can only afford them at their current price you take the risk, if you have money to play with you wait it out. This time I figured with the games so close together there's less risk, plus both players had gone up in price and I needed to cash in Lukaku in case he gets this ban from the Brighton game and his stock plummets.
    And fucking how.
     
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  30. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Buying players earlier than I'd like due to their value being about to change usually works out for me ok, so long as I don't get addicted to it and spend way too many points on transfers every week. So far this year I am having some weeks where I spend a lot of points, but not as many as last year so I'm happy enough. Having said that I'm finding it much harder to get my overall team value to increase as much as I managed in previous seasons, I've been stuck around 104 million for what feels like an age.

    My 16 points transfer spend didn't produce great results this week but at least it wasn't a massive points scoring week for anyone else either. In the end Hazard was my only flagship purchase that performed, so I would have been better off not doing it, but I will give it a couple more game weeks before deciding whether it was worthwhile overall (depends on Callum Wilson and Pogba performing real soon). Swapping Jones for Daniels worked out ok so far too.

    I suppose I have to prepare myself for some players missing out on matches midweek or next weekend but will not try to transfer my way out of this possibility as it could so easily backfire and cost me even more points than just leaving it alone. So unless I get news of someone definitely being rested midweek, just the one transfer for me this time.
     
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