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Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

  1. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I get the impression some people setup a new account/team every week in order to pick a complete set of players from scratch for that week without transfer costs.

    I dont know if there is anything else going on, eg automated bot-based systems, or sites/communities that encourage this sort of play or something else I havent thought of.

    I only stumble on this behaviour sometimes, there are still plenty of 'genuine' players out there too when Ive clicked on various high scores on various weeks.
     
  2. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    As for motivation, well there are weekly prizes.

    Weekly Prizes
    Manager of the Week
    • Copy of FIFA18
    • Nike Ordem V match ball
    • FPL rucksack
    • FPL mug
    Top 20 Managers each week (incl Manager of the Week) will receive:
    • FPL T-shirt, stress ball, pen, pad and key ring
     
  3. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    I agree its not every week but without checking, i might do later, i reckon its about 50%.

    My first thought was bots as they are usually not from the UK & some of their selections have been spawny beyond belief & so out there to be impossible for a human but then they would need to make multiple selections under multiple user names trying out multiple permutations. That would create a lot of accounts. How many of the 5mill+ players are actually human? So probably not likely. As for your initial impression i can believe that but yould have to be a bit obsessed with the game. And a bit sad.
     
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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    13 minutes into the match and Monreal has 13 points to his name :eek:

    I fleetingly thought about bringing him in for Jones, but thankfully no-one in my immediate vicinity in the work league has him so the damage is minimsed.
     
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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    And now he's off injured after 33 minutes :facepalm: :D

    Still, would have taken 13 points at the start of the game..!
     
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  6. sealion

    sealion Marilise Legijuana

    Not much damage done by Kane today, phew :D I might get him in after the Arsenal and Liverpol games.
     
  7. S☼I

    S☼I typhoid and swans

    I had Kane captain today, so all is not lost, especially if Bobby and Mo get something (assuming they play) against Swansea...
     
  8. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I did a classic cowardly Kane captain after daring not to last week. Was gonna go Salah. Not unhappy with Kane points but I'd probably gamble them on Salah now if I could.
     
  9. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    i was expecting better from liverpool this evening.

    bugger.
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    If Firminos header had gone in at the end I would have had a last minute H2H victory. Never mind, my run for weeks before this one was too good for me to start moaning this soon.
     
  11. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    In the H2H league the top 5 teams all lost. Which must be unprecedented. Or rare as a Morata goal.

    And the team that was 6th drew, which meant I moved up to 6th.

    Also means the top of the league is now very tight.
     
  12. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Oh we've reached that moment in the season where my injury luck runs out.

    I kinda suspected Arnautovic would not survive through the entire run of good-looking fixtures, and so it has come to pass. And of course I got rid of him too quickly and his replacement is now (hopefully only mildly) injured.
     
  13. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Death, taxes, West ham new year injury crisis.
     
  14. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    An hour to Gameweek deadline.
     
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  15. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Unless you're playing me in the H2H, in which case it's two hours to the deadline. Relax, make a cup of tea.
     
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fuck it, I've no idea what to change so I'm letting it ride, as before.

    Can't buy myself a clue :facepalm:
     
  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Had my first ever FPL dream last night, very few details remain but it seemed like every one of my players was only getting 1 or 2 points and for some reason this disaster was making me genuinely horrified. No idea why the stakes were so high in my dream, it doesnt really matter if this happens, it has no material impact on my life :D

    If this week is not a disaster for me then I will be extra grateful because I really botched my transfers this week. Spent 4 points fiddling with my defence for little reason, and then another 4 replacing Arnautovic with Willian who then got injured straight away. Mind you if Jordan Ayew scores against Arsenal then this failure may actually be a plus!

    I dunno if its that dream making me pessimistic about this week or the inconsistent form some teams have shown of late, but I'm just not feeling it right now.
     
  18. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Or maybe its not having Aguero. Bah.
     
  19. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I think a lot of people did Arnie to Willian or even Mahrez. Both not playing.
     
  20. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Lanzini to Oxlaide - Chamberlain :cool:

    Arnautovic can come out next week.
     
  21. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I totally missed the Mahrez news - I've had him in my squad for ages so this is annoying, but at least I didnt spend points this week bringing him in. And my main competitors this week have him too.
     
  22. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Jordan Ayew scored, yay :)
     
  23. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Almost every Liverpool game I have to listen to commentators going on about how unusual it is for Salah to miss golden opportunities. No! It happens almost every game, and usually multiple times per game. Its just a shame that the opportunities he doesnt miss have been a bit thinner on the ground of late.
     
  24. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    And thank feck he didnt miss that penalty.
     
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I could be very, very wrong but it seems to me that activity in the January transfer window this year is likely to have greater fantasy implications than in the previous two years that I've played.
     
  26. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I miss Mahrez already. He got me 62 points in 9 weeks (well ok 10 weeks including the previous game where he was also AWOL), and I was very sad to be left with little choice but to sell him for now.

    I didnt really have enough players today to get a real sense of how my week will turn out. More a story of how badly everyone else is doing so far, although I cant gloat too much because the players I did have today all got very few points.
     
  27. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Actually that sounded too positive. I've only got 8 points from 4 players! Tomorrow could see me blast past my competitors, or it could yet lead me to challenge for my lowest weekly score ever.

    But most people I know have reasons to moan about the week so far, so I wont cry onto my keyboard just yet.
     
  28. S☼I

    S☼I typhoid and swans

    Gross scored for the first time in ages today, and I got a De Gea clean sheet, but I still have my main points scorers (Sterling aside) to come. Swapped Mahrez for Son this morning but will probably be able to afford to buy him back once he returns for Leicester.
     
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    If Kane had won the penalty he scored and not the one he missed, he would have got an assist too :(

    (Unless you don't get the assist if you score the penalty? :hmm: )
     
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Don't get the assist if you take and score penalty no.
     

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