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elbows

WoeTimer
Still a bit early in pre-season to be drawing any conclusions, but here it is anyway, the first in my irregular series...

Pre-season news, pre-season news, will it help or is it designed to confuse?

I'm your host, Chad Wankles. Today we are looking at the Asia Cup. I am extremely stingy with my highlights, just as this cup is rather stingy with the number of participating teams!

Diogo Jota scored twice for Wolves against Newcastle.

Sterling scored twice for Man City against West Ham.

And now a quick look at some of the titles of recent FPL The Scout articles.

'FPL Experts' squad: De Bruyne hard to ignore'

Oh I dunno, he seems much easier to ignore right now, until he proves himself once more after his injury-dominated previous season.

'FPL Experts' squads: Van Dijk a must-have'

What, and miss out on Alex-Arnold and/or Robertson goals, when they only cost £0.5m more than Van Dijk?
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Without looking at the stats (because why let facts get involved in football?), don't the FBs more about assists than goals?
 

S☼I

ifyalikeitthenushouldaputadonkonit
Without looking at the stats (because why let facts get involved in football?), don't the FBs more about assists than goals?
FBs in a team likely to get clean sheets is good. FBs in a team like that who are likely to get assists even better.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
I'm a bit sloppy with my language, when I say goals I mean assists too, especially in the case of Robertson and Alex-Arnold it is mostly assists by the bucketload.

Anyway I was mostly just picking on the titles in a silly way, the actual articles are more involved and of course they have to pick a team they can actually afford, the limitations of which are very clear at the moment.

If I can find one £4.5 defender and one £4.5 goalkeeper that I am happy with then I could actually make a team I was happy with (apart from lack of decent bench options). But I'm not sure thats gonna happen, especially not the goalie.
 
They're all good picks.

Six points for a clean sheet plus bonus for assists and goals.

TAA and Robertson will get more assists that VVD but VVD is more likely to score headed goals from a corner.

He's also cheaper, so he's in my team.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
Last season Alex-Arnold got 1 goal, 13 assists and 16 clean sheets = 185 points.

Robertson got 12 assists and 21 clean sheets. = 213 points.

Van Dijk got 4 goals, 4 assists and 20 clean sheets. = 208 points.

So yeah, the numbers dont really sell my argument. But I remember periods last season where it was painful not to have both Robertson and Alex-Arnold in my team at the same time, and those memories distort the overall stats in my mind.
 

Fez909

toilet expert
Last season Alex-Arnold got 1 goal, 13 assists and 16 clean sheets = 185 points.

Robertson got 12 assists and 21 clean sheets. = 213 points.

Van Dijk got 4 goals, 4 assists and 20 clean sheets. = 208 points.

So yeah, the numbers dont really sell my argument. But I remember periods last season where it was painful not to have both Robertson and Alex-Arnold in my team at the same time, and those memories distort the overall stats in my mind.
AA got fewer minutes last season. He'll get more this time, I reckon.
 

S☼I

ifyalikeitthenushouldaputadonkonit
It's a hard choice. Trent will take more free kicks and is possibly more talented, but may be rested. Robertson is in his prime and doesn't really have a back up.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
hmm, gotta stick a blade in somewhere, just on general principle. Sharp or Duffy seem the least daft options
 

tommers

Not just a little bit of a slag, but a total slag.
Hang on, I was in the H2H league last year but I don't see it this time? The normal one is there
 

tommers

Not just a little bit of a slag, but a total slag.
Also, they still have Arnautovic and no Haller. So I can't do anything. I'll give them a few more days. Imagine having a team without the best striker in the league?
 

elbows

WoeTimer
It takes a variable amount of time for new players to show up. Haller could appear tomorrow or it may take longer.

As for the H2H, you have to rejoin, and you need to send Fez909 a private message to get the code.
 
Also, they still have Arnautovic and no Haller. So I can't do anything. I'll give them a few more days. Imagine having a team without the best striker in the league?
i expect they will sort it out in time - you can tinker with a team as much as you like until the first deadline, which is more than 3 weeks away
 

tommers

Not just a little bit of a slag, but a total slag.
i expect they will sort it out in time - you can tinker with a team as much as you like until the first deadline, which is more than 3 weeks away
Yeah, I guess I could but it offends me that he isn't there. They've let themselves down. :(

The new Salah. :cool:

I'm off to watch more youtube compilations.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
Well I'd certainly like to know what he will be priced at. I dont imagine getting him in for week 1 anyway, but if he is, say, £7.5m rather than £6.5m, its going to be harder to bring him in later via a single move, unless I take this into account and setup initial team differently.

Earlier I missed Wilson scoring twice against Wimbledon out of my mini pre-season wind-up report.
 

Fez909

toilet expert
10 in the h2h league so far.

I guess other years it's mostly been randoms snaffling up codes! It used to fill up nearly immediately.

elbows - you keep screenshots etc of old leagues, don't you? Do you happen to have a h2h screenshot?
 

elbows

WoeTimer
elbows - you keep screenshots etc of old leagues, don't you? Do you happen to have a h2h screenshot?
My screenshot saving was a bit slapdash but yes, I do.

Its got a bunch of real names on it though so I feel a bit weird posting it. Let me doctor it a bit first....
 

elbows

WoeTimer
I may have gone overboard with my name pruning a little there.

I don think there was very much in the way of random entrants. Maybe a couple, tops?
 

Fez909

toilet expert
Hmm, that wasn't so useful (to me). Was gonna PM the people who haven't joined yet, but I can't spot anyone I recognise who isn't already in.

Maybe we only have 10 players on here :hmm:
 
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