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Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    It's taken me this long to notice, but with 83 points de Gea has more points than any defender, more than all but the top three midfielders and the same as the top forward.

    I normally don't spend much budget with 'keepers, but with those stats... :hmm: :eek:
     
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  2. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Yeah its hard to escape those numbers. If I stick with my '2 very cheap forwards' squad then I can afford to beef up my defence further, but it will have to wait as I've already spent 4 points again for the coming week.

    A possible consolation prize for those who recently sold David Silva and then regretted it last Sunday (me included):

    from Champions League news conferences
     
  3. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Weather related 'what if?' transfer panic in regards to Sundays northern games happening to me this evening.

    No Mo if it snows! No Sterling if its swirling!

    Looks like I might end up spending 8 points instead of the planned 4, to partially cover myself against one of them not playing. Not going to go completely crazy and remove all risk from my team though but I can imagine ditching Sterling.
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Xmas is for cover and not loading up on people that will prob be dropped at least one game and play 30 mins next - or not, who knows. Oh well. And have a keeper who plays.
     
  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    As I'm sure you are only too aware thats been easier said than done so far, what with Chelsea being fairly keen on rotations during these packed weeks but having some players with great form and promising fixtures. And the much less rotatable squad of Spurs demonstrating poor form from the safe players and an unwelcome degree of defender rotation. I nearly had kittens a few game weeks ago when it looked like 4 of my big-name midfielders weren't going to play at all, though in the end some came on to give me single points and if I remember properly Salah saved me by coming on late and still delivering.

    That was rotten luck what happened to you with Hennesseys back spasms in warmup the other week - my brother did well out of it as he wasn't going to have either of his goalies play until that happened and then Speroni got him 11 points!

    Oh well, I've taken a step towards a hopefully somewhat more sustainable and Sunday snow-proof squad, Sterling out and Richarlison in.
     
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    The palace keeper was so typical - i can resolve it with bringing in speroni for near free. I want at least two liverpool attacking but i loaded up on their defence. So min-4, lose kane.
     
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    But the rule is ...never drop kane...13 points coming.
     
  8. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I always drop Kane multiple times every season, always regret it at some point but a hard habit to give up!

    Snow forecast now isn't as bad for Liverpool and Manchester as it was when I panicked last night, so I won't be surprised if this turns out to be another cunning plan that backfires on me. Especially as Chelsea are currently getting nowhere with West Ham.
     
  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Forgot to switch captains from Morata to Kane or Salah. Doesn't look too promising :facepalm:
     
  10. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    DAMMIIIIIIIIIIIT! :mad: :mad:
     
  11. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I fully expect to get screwed by Chelsea team rotation again this midweek. But there is nothing I can do about it now, having spent 8 points elsewhere yet again, and not being able to bring myself to sell a Chelsea player because they are against Huddersfield.
     
  12. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    My season has gone to crap since I took the risk of going for the '2 cheap strikers, expensive midfield' strategy quite a lot of game weeks ago. The strategy itself might not have been a disaster, except I spent too many points on transfers, the correct cheap forwards were not yet apparent, and I sold Kane. And I've spent a lot of points since trying to correct the mistakes. I aim to be back on track by the end of the current '3 games in just over a week' period, in terms of being happy with my team, but whether I will ever recover my overall standing this season is questionable. I would like to settle down and not have to spend many points on transfers over the Christmas-new year games.
     
  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Curses, I am now out of sync with the possible price rises of cheap forwards and various defenders that are part of plans I cannot fully press ahead with until I see what happens in the next game week or two. I'm presently back to having 2 expensive forwards and a more mixed midfield (that still has no Man City players in it, oh dear). But I'm waiting to see whether I stick with that and get a City Midfielder back by cheapening my defence, or get one by selling an expensive midfielder, or sell the expensive forward that isn't Kane, or some blend. And the potential price rises look likely to make two of my favoured possibilities unaffordable by then, doh.

    The big lesson for me during my initial good run this season was that yes, as I suspected I can do better when not being the tinkerman to excess (but still a bit more than many favour). The evidence was there, but at some point I chose to ignore it and spend points on various excessive transfer schemes. The obvious problem with this is that even when I bring in the right players, the extra points haul is easily eroded by points spent on transfers, and the more players I sell the greater the chance of selling one that goes on to have a great week. So if I calm down over Christmas then at least even if it all goes wrong again I won't be giving myself a hard time about this transfer madness anymore!
     
  14. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Ah now Conte has been kind enough to tell us that Morata is out of the game tomorrow. Since I've already spent 8 points before this news, I may as well just spend 16 in total now instead of leaving my team in the current erroneous shape. First week of the cup too, I don't think I will see a 2nd week of the cup!
     
  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ward :(

    Not a bad start to the gameweek - usually I'm behind on day one then do well on day 2. I've had 2 mediocre weeks in a row, though, so I'm due a good'un.

    Right? :hmm:

    Note to self: never captain Hazard again :mad:
     
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  16. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Looks like you beat me in the h2h, well done!
    I had hopes he would score a few with Morata not starting, i captained Salah :facepalm: Changes will be made !
     
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  17. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Yep, I was worried when Hazard blanked, but I've had a great GW all round :)

    Kane not doing anything was music to my ears :thumbs:
     
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  18. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I binned him a while back and wasted the extra money elsewhere :D
     
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  19. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Regretting my 3 transfers now. The 4 point loss cost me my Cup game & 2 of the players i sold scored 12 points while the 3 i brought in scored me 5. 1 didnt play, 1 was captain & 1 got injured in the first half.
     
  20. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I can tell I've spent too many points on transfers when I'm relieved to have only dropped a million places overall in the last 5 weeks lol :facepalm:

    I have activated my plan to end the transfer madness, with 8 points spent this week leading to a team that I hope to sustain till mid Jan 2018 without spending more than 0 or 4 points a week.
     
  21. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Out of the cup :( I don't think I've ever got beyond the 2nd round :D at least I can concentrate on the league now :facepalm:
     
  22. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    If I lost points on transfers I'd be doing even worse I reckon.
     
  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat it's all a load of baubles

    i was thinking leicester were fairly sure to get a goal or two today

    :facepalm:
     
  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Jesus. I've just had a look at your history...transfer madness is the right term! :eek:
     
  25. S☼I

    S☼I real ichorous

    Thank heavens for Sterling and his late goals. Need same from Salah and a clean sheet for Man Utd to save this poor week.
     
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    At about 11:15 this morning I remembered to swap Sterling and Morata for David Silva and Jesus.

    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
     
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  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Oh, and of course the goal that ruins Otamendi's clean sheet bonus isn't even scored by fucking Kane.

    This one game has been a horror-show for me :(
     
  28. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I left Sterling on the bench :mad:
     
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    wtf, why? :D
     
  30. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I convinced myself that city wouldn't batter them after narrowly beating west ham and southampton at home. It's also a bit of a lottery with city players. Sane, Silva and Sterling all blow hot and cold. I wonder how many bought Silva this week :D I opted for Richarlison thinking Watford would put a few past Huddersfield who had conceded 14 in the last 4 away games .
     
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