Fantasy Premier League 2019-20

Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 17, 2019
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  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    PSV Catford nearly ready to contemplate pre-season training...
     
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  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    #mbappe2020
     
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  4. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    The main league for Urban did not need the code,9th person to join
    would be nice for jungle town to be top ten, take 9th now :)
     
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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I think if you were part of last season you automatically rejoin, but new managers might still need the code.
     
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  6. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Argh I always forget how hard it is at the start to build a team with even 2 of the most expensive players in it, without some other parts of squad ending up looking rather weak.

    Further real world transfers and pre-season matches better reveal some promising bargains, or it may be a bit tricky and I want to start off feeling positive about my team.

    Unless something notable happens, it looks like I might have to fill all the forward slots with relative bargains to start this season, beyond that I doubt I will give many clues about my initial team. Unless I cant resist blabbing something about some pre-season performances once we get far into July.

    Pretty much all of the footballers that ended up labelled in my mind as players I never seem to buy at the right time and get the good points from, have now left the Premier league (eg Hazard) or are no longer considered serious fantasy prospects/must-haves. So something of a fresh start for my opinion of players, quite refreshing. Kane is still around but I always put him in a different category, someone who I will get good points from a fair bit, but is frequently disappointing on any given week. Gotta watch that ankle for recurring injury too.
     
  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Gonna try a new transfer strategy this year that involves far less points spent on transfers. This might still look like quite a few points compared to 'norrmal' players of this game, but will still be a notable fall for me.

    No idea if I will manage to pull this off, I never have before, even last season where I think I was really, really lucky with injuries with only a few exceptions. I wasnt quite so lucky with red cards, but in the grand scheme of things those werent responsible for my heavy transfer point spend.

    To put this in perspective, my points spent on transfers per season, longest ago first, were 180, 320, 232, 224. I'm aiming for 150 or less this coming season, and if I really manage to get into this strategy, under 100.
     
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  8. Zaha going to arsenal could be interesting.

    As could the money going to Palace. They could easily bring in six or seven players off the back of the Wan-Bissaka and Zaha transfers...
     
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  9. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    I haven't done the Head 2 Head before, how does it work?

    Gone for Heaton's Rifles this season so Burnley better have a good one this time!
     
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    It works as if all of our teams are real teams in a real league, playing each other one at a time, one opponent each week. If you get more points (minus any points spent on transfers that week) than your opponent that week, you win and get 3 H2H points. A draw gets 1 point, a loss 0 points. In the H2H league table, people on the same number of H2H points are ordered by their overall total game points.

    If there are 20 teams in the H2H league then you will play every team twice over the course of the season. If there are an odd number of players in the league then an automatic team that gets the average weekly points as their teams points is generated.
     
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  11. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Thanks! Def wanna give that a go this year.
     
  12. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I didn't spend any points on transfers last season , I dislike losing points :D

    Athletico Clapton are now ready to roll :cool:
     
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  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I have never known the feeling of not spending points for more than a week or two! There are not many occasions where I begrudge spending 4 points in a week. I do get annoyed with myself for spending 8 points or more too often though, I am going to try to save that for special occasions this season.

    Do you mind if I ask how many points you finished with last season? I forgot who is who already lol.
     
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  14. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Might take part in this considering I so easily won the WC one last summer
     
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  15. It's quite tricky to pick a balanced team this year
     
  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I have never once done this. Shame considering I spend a fair bit of time following the game these days.

    Still space to join? What do i win?
     
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  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    No end of space in the normal league. The H2H league, which hasnt been setup yet by the looks of it, probably will run out of places.

    You win the (dis)respect of your u75 peers. Its very hard to win anything else from the game itself, although people sometimes have bets with their mates or work colleagues in their own leagues.

    I wasnt even into football when I started playing fantasy 4 seasons ago, I find it highly entertaining. People who love to support a team in particular and enjoy hating the opposition sometimes struggle a bit when they find themselves cheering on players from teams they normally love to hate!
     
  18. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    2104 , it was a PB in the 10+ seasons I have been playing .
     
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  19. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Tielemans has been added at £6.5.

    The £6.5-£8.0 price range has plenty of options this season but below that there really isnt much to shout about. Need new premier league teams or some improved form from lesser existing teams for there to be any real good bargains available this season.

    I'm about £1.5-2.5 million short of the money required to build a whole team I'm happy with, not sure where to compromise yet, will wait for pre-season games to give us some clues.
     
  20. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I just did the automatic pick - will tinker later :thumbs:
     
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  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I have set up a h2h league, but the rules seem to have changed to only allow 16 teams.

    To keep it nice and 'local', PM me for the code.

    If anyone joins they will see the code so feel free to share if I'm not about to others asking here etc

    Cheers!
     
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  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ok,I think I've figured out a way to get 20. I'm going to set it to unlimited, then when 20 have joined, close the league to new entires :thumbs:

    5 in so far. Get cracking if you want in!
     
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  23. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I am in!
     
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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I've just had a PM from someone new to the forum who is requesting to join the league...3 people.

    I can't reply to them for some reason, though (no reply box on the PM - any reason why Lazy Llama ? Spam protection?)

    Also, what to do? :hmm:
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    No chance, h2h should first off be for those who've been doing it for years. We already have people nothing to do with the forum joining the main one. Surprised it's full up already actually. Maybe needs a few bumps every so often.
     
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  26. S☼I

    S☼I there must be something wrong, boys

    70 odd in the league last season wasn't it? That's ridiculous tbh.
     
  27. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I think it must have been quite a lot more than that, as I seem to remember slipping to 60-somethingth place at one point and I dont think I was very close to the bottom at the time.
     
  28. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Suburban robots that monitor reality

    PM me the conversation URLs and the names of the people and I'll have a look.
     
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  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Having basically failed to pick the correct big hitters at the right time last season, I've currently picked 4-5 and them filled out the team with filler.

    I know it's not the best strategy and it's one I'm hoping to talk myself out of before the start of the season, but last season's scars run deep.
     
  30. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ah, it's OK now. He replied and said he set the PM to "lock". Sorry, I forgot I tagged you to ask that...

    Thanks!
     
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