Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

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  1. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Yep - proven very useful a few times that!
     
  2. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Just since yesterday, sadly, but a quick search around it seems people have been onto it for weeks :mad:
     
  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    There we go :mad:
     
  4. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Whether he makes my week 37 squad probably depends on how paranoid I've gotten about other big names (that I want to play two games that week) being rested at the end of the season. I'm going to curse myself for using bench boost that week if there are lots of team changes all over the place, but I'm hoping most of the teams will still have something to fight for at that point.
     
  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    If Aubameyang has a good week then the battle for top 10 places in the non-h2h league quite likely to tighten significantly. A lot of people chose him as captain and plenty dont have him at all (including me).
     
  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Wish we had some handy tools to extract stats like this from our league(s). Might see if I can knock something up (because I don't spend enough time on FPL or the computer currently :facepalm: )
     
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  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Its crossed my mind a few times as well, think I looked for unofficial APIs/scrape tools a year or two ago and was fairly disappointed. Think it is worth doing though, there are such a wealth of ways that interesting stats could be presented.

    Its the sort of project I find myself wanting to dabble with at the wrong time - eg outside the season, when there is no bloody site available to scrape!
     
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  8. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Perfect for intl breaks :thumbs:
     
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  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I got rid of Firmino and Salah for Sterling and Abumayang.

    And then I chickened out and cancelled :facepalm:
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Due to so many crap points totals so far this week, the threat of many people climbing up to the 'just below the top 2' battle via Aubameyang today has receded quite a lot. He could have been a killer as the icing on the cake, but for many he now needs to be almost the whole damn cake. Can still make quite a difference though, especially to the battle between 1st and 2nd.

    I have no players today, should have gotten some Chelsea players in but made the mistake of watching them play the other week and decided to wait and evaluate their performance against lesser opposition.

    I am not really feeling next weeks double gameweek, dont think there is anyone there I can triple captain, might have to rethink entire end of season plan, gulp. Think this is partly due to me usually having 3-5 million quid more at this stage to splash out.
     
  11. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Oops, found a cunning plan for the double gameweek that involves me spending another 16 points, no surprise there then :D

    Best of all, it still leaves me with very little confidence in who I am triple-captaining. Ah well, going for it anyway, just waiting another day or so for any unexpected team news.
     
  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Kane given the 2nd goal from last weekend - but not being given the points for it.
     
  13. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    From the game rules.
    FPL rulings
    As stated in the game rules, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day.

    Once the points have been updated on that day, no further adjustments are made.

    To remain consistent with this rule, statistics and points shown in the game from Saturday April 7 in Gameweek 33 will not change.
     
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  14. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Can you use your wildcard & play bench boost in the same game week?
     
  15. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Yep - loads going to this week or 37.
     
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  16. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Ta. Id only be filling the bench with duffers if i did though. Ill think about it.
     
  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    No, you cant do that, you have never been allowed to play more than one thing in one gameweek in the 3 seasons I've been playing. People who wanted to use a wildcard to build a team for a double gameweek where they will play another chip have traditionally had to use their wildcard the week before. Unless I've lost the plot completely, which I'm bound to consider the less likely option.
     
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  18. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You can't play two chips but a wildcard isn't a chip.
     
  19. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I still reckon you've had a brain fart there butchers I'm afraid.

    Time your chips right to lift your FPL team

     
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Looks like you're right there then.
     
  21. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Someone should try it & see what happens to confirm.
     
  22. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    It doesnt seem to have delivered the goods this evening!
     
  23. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Within 2 seconds of me saying that they've started saying things like Salah is starting tomorrow.
     
  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I can't find a team sheet posted...or is that your point?

    I was planning on shipping out my last Liverpool player last night but I didn't have enough for his replacement. So haven't really been watching Liverpool news much. Will keep an eye on the price changes tonight and hopefully I'll get a rise/fall in my favour so I can get rid, but if not, I think Robertson is a safe choice against BOU anyway :)

    Get the feeling Salah could go balistic tomorrow. That'll sting, but these are the risks you take.

    Speaking of Salah and that Twitter account, I liked this interview with him:



    Never seen him speak before. He seems like a nice guy. It's funny how players fall into certain categories. You've got the likes of Messi, Salah etc, who are good and seem humble. Then you've Harry Kane and Ronaldo who are so driven and competitive it makes you cringe.

    Then you have Zlatan. Who's neither competitive nor humble, and by all account you should hate him, but you can't help but laugh at his arrogance :)
     
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  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    That was my original point, one I was getting ready to backtrack on when it sounded like they were starting to blab about the team but since then nothing.

    Having taken risks with selling Salah earlier in the season when situations arose, and having not sold him last week because I'd already spent too many points on other transfers, I figure I may as well keep him for this week now. Given that my team is not in shape to use my bench boost and I havent got too much faith in my choice of who to triple captain, its almost tempting to give the honour to Salah despite him only having one game. But I doubt I will actually do that, although who knows as the choice is presently driving me mad.

    I like Salah a lot, but this was mostly based on his performances and smile lol, and the fact I backed him to perform from the start probably helped. I'm not sure how much I feel like I really know even that side of players really, I might be learning more about their attitude towards interviews and the interviewer than anything else. But probably also because I've only been following football properly for a handful of years. I've heard the top 10 Zlatan boasts and his time in the premier league seemed relatively tame by comparison. So I've sort of been looking forward to the hype spectacle of Zlatan does the USA. To be honest I dont think even Zlatan can give them 'that Zlatan' in every media performance. He found a ridiculous claim to throw at them in a press conference or two, but I saw a couple of youtube clips of him doing the rounds and being interviewed on the pitch, and despite his impressive first performance for the team he seemed more interested in mentioning his knee than his god-like abilities.I suppose its the wrong stage of his career for me to be seeking a new level of ego silliness from him, especially considering the giddy heights he already reached in the past, but Zlatan turned up to 12 would be a great fit with the hype banter associated with many US sports and their presentation.
     
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  26. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Salah capain this week could easily outscore double gameweek players.

    I got rid of him last week immediately on his injury news, and I still think that was a sensible choice. It doesn't mean it's definitely the best choice though.

    He missed last game, so the player I brought in, assuming he played, would score +2 over him barring yellow cards etc. It was Alli and he scores so got 5, so I'm already up.

    But Salah playing this week was something I wasn't counting on, so I was expecting another +2 or +1 minimum over Salah, and it seems like that might not be the case.

    Then there's the champions league - Liverpool progressing means they might want to protect Salah and rest him in the league, given champions league is all but guaranteed for them now.

    If you add up the number of matches where Salah will defo play vs the number of matches where, say, Alli, will defo play, then it's almost x2 for Alli. So even if Alli doesn't score highly in either match, his x2 score will hopefully match Salah's single match score. But as we saw a few weeks ago, Salah can outscore anyone on a good day...

    Anyway, if you add up the number of matches Salah has left in the league vs a player who has a double gameweek, because we're so close to the end of the season, you can almost get twice as many games out of a Tottenham/Manu etc player than Salah. So even if Salah goes nuts, can he outscore double Son? Maybe. But it's a potentially good risk...
     
  27. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Spent 12 points instead of 16 in the end. Triple captained Sanchez, partly based on me staring at the teams I had in previous double gameweeks I got great points in, in prior seasons.

    The current top 15 teams or so in the non-h2h league range in the number of player games they have this week from 16 to 28. Only about 4 teams from that bunch played their bench boost, giving them up to 24, 25, 27 and 28 player games this week.

    The main drama so far seems to have been a tackle by Alonso that many seem to think should earn him a retrospective red card.
     
  28. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Looked a bad tackle, depending on the angle. Not sure it would've been a straight red even if the ref had seen it.

    Alonso's a waste of space lately anyway...Not sure I'd miss his 2pts, but the extra tied up in him would come in useful.
     
  29. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Currently pleased I didnt go for bench boost this week, lets see if that sentiment survives my triple captain actually playing a game (Sanchez).
     
  30. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Its been a hilarious disaster for me so far and not exactly stunning scores for everyone else either. One of those double gameweeks that just seems to prolong the agony!
     
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