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Fantasy Football League 2017-18

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

  1. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  2. copliker

    copliker ...

    H2H is full, max 20 places. Dunno about the main league. Why leave it so late? :(
     
  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I'm admining the u75 one - a few years ago lots of people were able to hop into leagues carrying their individual points across and so winning the leagues. The freak who used to post here as flimsier did this. So, in that league at GW#1 or not.
     
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  4. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Because I'm a disorganised arse?
    Okay. Fair reason.
     
  5. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Did you try 7516-2643 ?
     
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  6. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Nope. That one's worked - thanks :)

    I's scoured the threads and tried about 5 others. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Yeah, it was at the end of last year's thread, I should have reposted that as well as the H2H code.
     
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  8. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    The head to head will be closed as you can't join once the game has started but you should be able to join the normal league. Is the code not in this thread somewhere?

    Eta - just saw it's sorted now!

    Capt Kane for GW3? Or has everyone sold him?
     
  9. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I havn't bought him in yet. He never seems to score in august and i wasn't sure if playing at wembley will hinder them or not.
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    From my couple of years previously playing fantasy I thought I had noticed that he performed badly at the start of seasons, thinking I had stumbled on some useful hidden gem of info. Only for the tv commentators of the last spurs game to point out that he really has never scored in the premier league in August. Thats quite an incredible achievement given his general scoring prowess, and more fool me for thinking I had noticed a pattern that nobody else had :D
     
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  11. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Keep it to yourself :D
     
  12. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    How are you finding it now?

    I'm enjoying how much less headspace it takes up by not needing to worry about who to captain each week. Or spending points on transfers, or fretting about whether some great player should be brought in because in draft the chances are someone else has him already so not available. Having said that I've done quite well with the couple of transfers (via waivers) that I've done so far.

    As for how I'm doing so far, I am in two draft leagues so have 2 different draft teams, and they both did hideously on week 1. But in week 2 one of them has done really well (57 points so far with rooney and jesus left to play, with 57 points being a pretty good score for a week in the draft leagues from what I can tell so far - its too early to tell really but compared to a lot of week 1 scores 57 points feels more like getting 70+ points in the normal fantasy game - I will update this impression if it changes over time).

    So far I really love the draft for several reasons - I enjoyed the draft itself, it doesnt take much time or thought after that, it often gives me something else to cheer if my main fantasy team did shit that week, it cuts down my envy of various players that do well on a particular week that I dont have in my main fantasy team and makes it less likely I will waste so many points transfering them in because I will already have a bunch of them in my draft teams to console me.
     
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  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    He's only scored in one competitive game in August, never mind just the PL.

    Signed his first pro contract in 2010 - didn't play in August
    2011 he started for Spurs in the UEFA cup and won a penalty, which he missed. He didn't score til December.
    2012 he started a few games for Spurs, then joined Norwich on loan. He didn't score in his first appearance, then broke his foot in the 2nd. Didn't come back til December.
    2013 he didn't score til October when he came on as a sub in a cup match and took the 5th penalty in a shootout. He scored.
    2014 he scored in August!! It was against AEL Limmasol in the UEFA qualifiers. He also missed a penalty this match :facepalm: - came second in the PL golden boot race
    2015 he didn't score til the 26th of September. Then followed it up with an own goal in the next match :thumbs: - Won his 1st golden boot
    2016 he didn't score until the 10th of September, then got injured quickly after and missed a few games. Yet still won the golden boot again!

    The boy's a beast, but fucking hell if his luck isn't shit in August.

    I'm not supersticious so I wouldn't avoid him in August for that alone, but it's not a good record, is it?
     
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  14. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    No tale of the draft so far would be complete without mentioning the comedy of errors that was apparent once the first gameweek actually began. It took quite some time for a page to even exist to show a player how many points their team had so far. And then the scores didnt really update in a timely fashion. Could not see how any other teams were doing till Monday. League tables didnt get updated till Wednesday. It might even have been worse than that and couldnt see any other teams scores till last wednesday, cant quite remember.

    At least some of these teething problems had a little comedy value at times because it was initially possible to imagine that they forgot to actually write those crucial parts of the draft game at all. Problems with the normal fantasy site have no such added fun because its just the same old story of slow updates at gameweek deadline and the site falling over completely during various busy moments. I was expecting it to be a bit flakey for week one but gameweek 2 seemed just as bad if not worse at times, hope it's stability improves in coming weeks (like it usually does?)
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2017
  15. copliker

    copliker ...

    I transferred Alonso.

    ranieri.jpg
     
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  16. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Me too. Bye KDB.

    I'll possibly regret that, but he played so deep tonight, and he's so expensive, that I can't afford to have £10m sat blanking in successive weeks.

    Got £2.5m in the bank now, so I already know my next transfer...barring injuries.
     
  17. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Or did you mean out? :D:facepalm:
     
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  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    Yes I ignored all the 'Spursy' stuff and thought they'd be ok, so I transferred him (for Dawson) instead of a crocked Bournemouth defender. :confused:
     
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  19. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I've done KDB to Pogba. So KDB will probably score big in the next game. But long term it looks like Pogba is going to at least match him and he's 2 million cheaper. Or he was.
     
  20. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Looks like my plan has backfired. Downgraded KDB to bring Alonso in, but the Miki rise put me 0.1 short. I expected Mooy to rise (and he did), so brought him in with the aim to swap out next week for Miki. but Miki went up again :mad:

    Fuck this game.
     
  21. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    I left Chicarito & Matic on the bench as i hoped Brighton might sneak something against Leicester. I wont be doing that again.
     
  22. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Phew - jesus playing - aguero dropped.
     
  23. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Lukaku captain fail. Hope Kane doesn't get a hatful.
     
  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I hope he does - need him to make up the Lukaku shortfall!

    The guy I don't want getting a decent return is Firmino - swapped him out, along with an injured Zaha, for Pogba and Hernandez, which produced the grand total of dick all :facepalm: :(
     
  25. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Did the same here :facepalm:
     
  26. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I think i'll swap Lukaku out for kane after the international break.
     
  27. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Well yeah I do have Kane so it's probably better for me if he does score well. I think there's a point when it's better for a player you own to do badly - if loads of people have captained and you haven't. But I don't think Kane is at that level this week.
     
  28. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I swapped KDB out for Pogba. From what I saw of the match Pogba was unlucky not to get a goal or two and I hear KDB did sod all again so happy that will work out OK long term.
     
  29. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I think Silva is a better and cheaper option than KDB at the moment.
     
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  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I was just about to write that - i swapped out KDB for him. He's crazy cheap for near guaranteed starter playmaker in a top team with so much attacking potential they they will start scoring before too long. 8.0 vs 10. Or was when i did it. just looked and KDB gone down one and DS up one.
     
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