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Fez909

toilet expert
Fuck, those Geordie bastards just cost me 2 cleans.

And a fucking 90th minute goal robs Rico of his cleanie. And he got booked, so now he's banned.

I went from 36 points for 5 players to what is currently 23 for 7 :mad:
 

elbows

WoeTimer
You made the right choice then...
Yes :) I wasnt too keen on most of the other options for this week (eg already have 3 spurs players so didnt want to put more eggs in that basket by making one of them captain). And I saw Ings nearly get multiple goals in their previous game. And I looked at some Villa defensive stats. And I thought, if I ever want to catch up I will have to make some bold captain moves, and wouldnt it be nice to give Ings a captaincy try for once, knowing I'm not likely to do it much again.
 

SpackleFrog

Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts
Yes :) I wasnt too keen on most of the other options for this week (eg already have 3 spurs players so didnt want to put more eggs in that basket by making one of them captain). And I saw Ings nearly get multiple goals in their previous game. And I looked at some Villa defensive stats. And I thought, if I ever want to catch up I will have to make some bold captain moves, and wouldnt it be nice to give Ings a captaincy try for once, knowing I'm not likely to do it much again.
Good call. Wish I'd done that. I am not flavour of the month as convinced the girl I'm seeing Ings was not a good captain choice :facepalm:
 

SpackleFrog

Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts
I am really in a mess now, was planning on bringing Salah back for Sterling but am 0.1m short of swapping Son for Salah. No idea where to go, am torn between swapping Son for Alli or Moura or taking a massive punt on Everton (Richarlison or Sigurdsson). GAH.

Still fluked my way into winning the head to head though despite leaving Henderson's 12 points on the bench.
 

SpackleFrog

Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts
Wish I’d captained Trent! Still, not a bad haul.
Saved my gameweek to. Was gonna captain Alli and then 20 minutes before the deadline took a points hit to get rid of Abraham. For *Ings*. Was clearly still drunk from Xmas day.

Never mind, fortunately I've only got butchersapron in the head 2 head so a lucky escape for me. :cool:
 

elbows

WoeTimer
At least you can have some good hope that Ings will play the next game after mostly being rested from having to play 90 on boxing day. I really fear rotation for the next games across many teams!

Yay for Alexander-Arnold, what a haul! Me getting Grealish in for recent games has worked out well too.

I hit a milestone - never before have I managed to go for more than 2 gameweeks in a row without spending transfer points. Now I have finally managed 3 in a row, heading towards 4 in a row.
 

SpackleFrog

Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts
At least you can have some good hope that Ings will play the next game after mostly being rested from having to play 90 on boxing day. I really fear rotation for the next games across many teams!

Yay for Alexander-Arnold, what a haul! Me getting Grealish in for recent games has worked out well too.

I hit a milestone - never before have I managed to go for more than 2 gameweeks in a row without spending transfer points. Now I have finally managed 3 in a row, heading towards 4 in a row.
Sorry, that was a typo. I ditched the very in form/nailed to start against Palace Ings for Abraham.

Grealish has been awesome, got on him at just the right time!
 

elbows

WoeTimer
I felt I had to sell Alli, can't be dealing with injuries during this period of rotation. Still managed not to spend any points on transfers.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Totally messed up on working out transfer times and failed to make any. Still might not be too bad as long as Liverpool don’t stuff wolves by four or more.
 

SpackleFrog

Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts
Totally messed up on working out transfer times and failed to make any. Still might not be too bad as long as Liverpool don’t stuff wolves by four or more.
Wouldn't hold your breath on that. Didn't look like the trip to Qatar slowed them down at all!
 

elbows

WoeTimer
Good luck for the 2020 side of this season!

I nearly spent 8 points on transfers but managed to postpone this for another gameweek at least.

Meanwhile lol...

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Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Once again forgot the deadline, so I need Abraham to reward my 'loyalty' and Ings and Calvert-Lewin to do fuck all until I can remember to bring them in next week.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
I nearly spent 8 points on transfers but managed to postpone this for another gameweek at least.
That turned out to be a massive dodge of self-inflicted doom.

I nearly sold Grealish and Maddison so I could bring in Mane hahaha! And it might have involved buying Kabasele to free up money, and he got a red card. Granted we dont yet know how Mane will perform this gameweek, but I think its safe to say he isnt going to equal Maddison+Grealish+8 points this week!

I'll be glad of the FA Cup break at this rate - 2 gameweeks in a row where the slog to 50+ points feels like hard going, and where a large number of people end up on rather similar points, albeit via somewhat different routes. Again I'm speaking too soon though, people who have Liverpool captains/vice-captains could yet get ahead of the pack in terms of this weeks score.
 
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belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
I should go on holiday more often. I’m doing better when a get confused over the transfer deadline and fail to make any than I do when I plot things brilliantly.

I suppose having Trent, Robbo & Mane in my team helps a bit too.
 

donkyboy

Crazy cat man
This season is a write off for me. Currently languishing 28th in the office league. finished 7th last year.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
Well after a much needed break, here we go again!

6 gameweeks without spending points on transfers, 3 times as long as I've ever gone before haha.

Comes to an end next week unless this week gives me a reason not to bring in Mane for a player such as Martial which will also necessitate another transfer to free up the last bit of money I'd need to do that. Brought Sidibe in this week as my random punt, and he might be the one to leave again straight away to give me the money I need. Although what I should probably do is downgrade a midfielder or a forward instead, as my team is too packed full of players I like at the moment and its giving me bench dilemma nightmares which I dont enjoy at all. But its hard to give up Grealish or Maddison right now. Maybe this week will help make this decision easier, or maybe one of my other players like Calvert-Lewin will start to look more like his form didnt last and I can consider ditching him instead. So many juicy fixtures on paper for my team though, I almost start thinking of preserving them and going for the Liverpool defensive double-up instead. But its not likely I will actually do that, even though its a much easier option and means I could go another week without spending points on transfers.

If I end up with both Salah and Mane (already got Salah) then I dont think I will enjoy choosing which one to captain in the double gameweek. Especially as the triple captaincy seems tempting. Picking the wrong one of those two, if there turns out to be a wrong one, will be crushing!

There you go, another crap insight into my fantasy football thinking. I've captained KDB this week, I'm far from convinced it will work but since I keep picking the wrong captains most of the time, I thought I'd try to increase my chances by leaving the captaincy on the same player for more than one week in a row so that I am there for some of their hits and not just their misses! Not that I deliberately captained KDB last gameweek, but he was my VC with Vardy absent and he did nothing then so maybe he will do something this time. Or maybe he wont play or Pep will play him even deeper than last time when everyone groaned at how deep he was.
 

elbows

WoeTimer
I only just discovered livefpl.net, quite good fun for looking up current rank while games are still in play, looking at effective ownership of players (which takes into account captaincy, benchings etc) and also live ranks within min-leagues.

Aubameyang red card, wow!
 
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