Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

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  1. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I was thinking that earlier. To many games in a short period has made for poor quality and tired football.
     
  2. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Well thats what I ended up thinking at this sort of point of the season in the previous two years I played this fantasy thing. But this year I got way too many points over the festive season to be seeing that same crushing disappointment myself this year. It helped that I've been lucky with injuries & bans and correctly predicting just about enough of the missing players (eg liverpool yesterday) but there has also been some real nice quality play from a bunch of different players in different teams. Yes its been getting worse in very recent days but I dont know as that will be repeated tonight, the trepidation felt right now might be felt at the best of times for those of us who have put rather an lot of spurs and west ham eggs in our baskets for this week. Personally I am always greedy & attempt to max out every double gameweek opportunity that comes my way. In my few short years of playing its just about always worked out great for me every time, so I'm just waiting for something to happen to buck that trend eventually!
     
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  3. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Kane is on the bench.
     
  4. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I reckon Kane won't start :mad:
     
  5. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Brilliant. Eriksson hat-trick please to save Kane having to come on :thumbs:
     
  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Weather could influence things too. This is from the BBC sports updating page thingy.

     
  8. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    So De Bruyne is fine and starting, Silva has reappeared again, other city players that lots of people have are also starting.
     
  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Strange isn't it? It's almost like they don't get tired. *looks to camera*
     
  10. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    PEP = Performance enhancing...err, people :hmm:
     
  11. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Silva missed two games for personal reasons.
     
  12. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I am imagining various fantasy participants shouting at the puddles emerging on the Swansea pitch. I looked at the rain radar and am not quite as nervous as I was.
     
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Kane on. Own goal + red card pls :D
     
  14. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Another hatrick please :thumbs:
     
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  15. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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    Fuck your consolation, you clean-sheet-ruining prick :mad:
     
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  16. copliker

    copliker ...

    There should be a 'petulant tunnel fracas' chip.
     
  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    To quote someone else on twitter....

     
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  18. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Half an hour left for this week to not be something of a dud, or a massive dud in comparison to wildest double gameweek hopes.
     
  19. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Oh, god. I love it when Kane blanks :D
     
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  20. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Anytime i buy him he has a stinker :mad: I sell him and he gets a hat trick :D
     
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  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    get rid of him, seriously.

    he's a high scoring player but he's so expensive and streaky that he fucks your game up and sucks the enjoyment out of the game.

    It's better to have a boss team and root for him to blank than it is to have your hopes pinned on him doing something and have a disaster of a team :thumbs:
     
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  22. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I opt for another way. I buy and sell him quite a bit, and dont trust him as 'default captain if in doubt'. One advantage of me spending too many points on transfers is that its rare for an individual player to suck the fun out of the game for me.

    I do know what its like to have built up a fantasy football memory of a player that suggests you personally are better off without them though. For example for myself, although I'm sure I've gotten points out of him on rare occasion, my memory tells me that I have no luck when deciding when to buy and sell Coutinho. So I'm more likely to avoid him.

    I'd like to pay tribute to Mahrez for having some reasonable fantasy points consistency in recent months, especially for him.
     
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  23. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I said the same about Lukaku on this thread. I only got Kane in for this week because apart from recent his hat trick, i havn't done badly without him. I like finding gems and not just using the big hitters ,i don't see the fun and challenge in that, so i tinker, keep an eye on upcoming fixtures and players that have hit form.
     
  24. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I got him back a few weeks before that because things went badly for me without him. I'm glad I did because it was two hat-tricks in a row.

    So for now I am not prepared to risk not having him at all. Risking not captaining him some weeks when others will is as far as I'm prepared to go.

    This decision is helped by a real lack of performing forwards this season. There are only just enough performing each individual week, no great chance of people getting sustained points out of more than one forward a week it almost seems these days.
     
  25. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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    kinda sums up my festive campaign

    winter break, plz
     
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  26. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    :thumbs:
     
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  27. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Well even though that week wasnt amazing as double gameweeks go, it only added to my successful run.

    Excluding the first week of each season where a good result can give a high overall rank, only to quickly fall off a cliff in subsequent weeks, my overall rank right now is the highest I've ever managed.
     
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  28. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    I didnt captan him when he scored his 2 hat-tricks recently but did triple captain him for the double game week :thumbs::facepalm:
     
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  29. copliker

    copliker ...

    That round (for me).

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  30. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Ah if only my less-than-half baked dream of there being a managerial controversy version of fantasy football were real, imagine how many points we could be raking in right now with the Mourinho-Conte stuff.

    If I were a football journalist I might be tempted to go rogue with strategically placed copies of this book ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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