Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

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  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Doing the shopping in town, I started to regret not making a clear decision on captain; probably should have gone for Lingard because Stoke, rather than giving up and just leaving it on Salah.

    Hell, Sterling is probably a better bet than Salah, especially given City are at home. I just thought maybe Klopp might play the same defensive game he did against Utd. Ah well, die is cast...
     
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  2. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Man City are not at home!
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Oh yeah, remembered that the wrong way round :oops:

    I was doing all this about 5 hours ago, you can't expect me to remember every tiny detail... :hmm:
     
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  4. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Plan Arnautovic is working so far :) Not that I had the guts to make him captain or anything like that, but at least I've got him :)
     
  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    At least Tosun has passed the first test by being in the starting lineup. Which I believe was the expectation but you never know for sure till the teamsheet arrives eh.
     
  6. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    58 points so far with aguero, sterling, de gea and lingard to come.

    Captained Arnautovic and also got Lanzini.

    The one time it pays off.
     
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  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    If one of those £7.5 million Everton forwards performs well now, I could conceivably end up with a team where all 15 players actually play and almost everyone has some good form.

    I'm not actually planning to spend 12 points now to end up with the team below straight away, I'm just marvelling at how rammed I can get my team right now, with 0.0 left in the bank.

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  8. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Looks like Arnautovic will have managed to wrestle the 3 bonus points off Lanzini, who will get 2.
     
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  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    68. :thumbs:

    Now we just need Kane and salah to not score. Red cards.
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I need Salah to do badly but Kane is my captain so our hopes diverge at that point :D I've got Son too, who recently scored, yay.
     
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  11. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Sigh, fat-tongued wotsit.
     
  12. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Blimey I think I'm in line for about 12 bonus points. I really didnt dare think I might go into tomorrow without caring that I havent got Salah or Firmino. But I should end up with somewhere in the region of 67 points today (but I did spend 4 so 63 up really), and I've still got Lukaku, Sterling, Lingard, Otamendi and Jones so I can probably relax.

    Next weeks got me scratching my head though. Its a nice problem to have, but I'm having trouble finding a player to get rid of to make room for Salah in my team. If Mahrez moves in Jan then I could use that as an excuse to get rid of him I suppose.
     
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  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Sorry for so many posts in recent weeks on this thread, I'm having my best ever run and I always enjoy talking about this fantasy football stuff anyway so its hard for me not to babble at the moment.
     
  14. S☼I

    S☼I it's my room get out

    40 points so far, with six players still to go this week. Hope to get as many again.
     
  15. S☼I

    S☼I it's my room get out

    What position are you in in the league?
     
  16. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    In the non-H2H league I just went up to 7th tonight.

    Overall I've gone from 1,348,685 to 150,175 in 5 or 6 gameweeks which is why a lot of celebrations have been had by me in this thread over the christmas period and beyond. Obviously the 150,175 isnt my final position for this week though and I dont have Salah or Firmino.
     
  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Should have captained Kane :facepalm:
     
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  18. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I'm on Lingard. I need a big day from him tomorrow.
     
  19. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    It took the rest of my team doing brilliantly to offset me not having Salah and Firmino (and the Sterling Otamendi combo getting 0 points). I wont be taking that no Liverpool players risk again, only just got away with it!

    If Lukaku does something tonight then it might even look like I know what I'm doing. In several ways I cant afford to keep him for next week though, whatever happens tonight.
     
  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Meant to pick up on this earlier.

    I've tried to engage with it, but I think the fact you can't do trades has really dampened my enthusiasm.

    As you say, you can transfer in players who have shown recent form, but (understandably) everyone's holding on to the really big hitters and generally I just can't be bothered to sift through the rest to try and build a team that's still unlikely to compete with those who lucked upon a decent squad during the initial draft.

    As you say, pretty sure most haven't changed a thing since the draft, if they've even looked at it at all. Which makes it all the more frustrating when they're miles ahead of me :mad: :D
     
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  21. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    What sort of trades? The complete freedom (apart from finances and team limits) of the normal fantasy game, or trading directly with other players or something else?

    I really dont mind the format, but its no good me enjoying it if not enough other people play, and the format makes 'zombie teams' where the manager stopped playing even more annoying.

    I liked having to try to plan a squad for the whole season, and it was interesting just how few big hitters there really were to go around in leagues with 8 teams. Especially this season as it turns out with the dismal choice when it comes to consistent forwards. Unfortunately this makes the element of luck in the initial draft, the order of the draft, way too much of a factor. The league I stand a good chance of winning is down to a combo of this luck and an accurate pre-season prediction: I had my first pick very early in the draft so was able to grab Kane, and I scouted Salah pre-season so prioritised getting him in. Whereas the league I am in with you is the one where I ended up with almost no big names and despite having a lot of freedom to pick the lesser named players who are on form right now, its a continual struggle to stay even middle of the table in that league.

    At the start of the season there was evidence that exactly half of the teams in the 2 draft leagues I'm in were actually paying attention, making some transfers etc. This waned quite quickly.
     
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Goddammit, no-one told me Valencia is back :mad: :mad:
     
  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fucking Lukaku is scoring?! This game is bullshit.
     
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  24. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Ended up with 80. Not bad still 100 off the lead in my work league. Sold Kane the week before he scored two hat tricks :facepalm:
     
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Well they were at home and playing Stoke, and Lukaku had very recently scored in a cup game (I think).

    Never mind, I'm about the only person I knew who got Lukaku for this last week and it wasnt really worth it - he only got 5 points in the end and I'd have been much better off not buying him and playing J Ayew instead of leaving him on the bench, since he got 8 points.

    Well I guess that was one of those high-scoring weeks where getting 50,60, even 70 points wasnt enough to feel like a victory. I got 80 in the end (minus 4 for a transfer) so I'm certainly not complaining, but I dont think I'll be risking not having Salah again in a hurry! I got away with plenty of mistakes in recent weeks, expect my luck to run out soon, and it looks like I'm spending 8 points this week :facepalm:
     
  26. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Triple Captained Arnautovic.

    Oh yeah. :cool:
     
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  27. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    This to keep or sell Kane conundrum is proper doing my head in.
     
  28. Numbers

    Numbers an ting!

    He's joint 2nd in points, 50 in his last 5. Why would you sell him?
     
  29. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Partly because im thinking of playing my wildcard, too many low scoring defenders & midfielders & to replace them i would need the few extra millions he is worth.
     
  30. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Off topic. Ive noticed that a lot of the weekly Highest Points scorers have only been around for that week. Last weeks was 131 & their total score is only 131. WTF is that all about??

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