Fantasy Premier League 2019-20

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

  1. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Oh and I need Jimenez & Perez to get 5 points more than Joelinton, Wan-Bissaka and Kepa in order to win my H2H battle this week.

    Thats if I did my maths & bonus points predictions properly.
     
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  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pooh, currently level in my H2H game, but only have 2 players left to play to their 5, so things not looking in my favour :(
     
  3. Soz about that :thumbs:
     
  4. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Looks like Allison out for 6-8 weeks. Seemed a strangely popular pick. You'd think people would want to keep Liverpool slots for outfield players. Anyway reserve keeper will make their defence less attractive as clean sheet potential drops.
     
  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Yeah. I never really considered having him due to their defenders attacking potential, but I suppose people who had run out of funds thought he was a great way to save £0.5-1m compared to Liverpool defenders. Perhaps combined with concerns that Ederson hadnt played in Man Citys pre-season games.

    Well done to starfish for thrashing me in our high-scoring H2H battle this week!
     
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  6. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    ^
    Cheers :)
    It went better than i expected & im trying not to be annoyed at leaving another 16 points on the bench.
     
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  7. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    The points I left on the bench last season still haunt me. At least this season substitute points display as zero unless they come on so its not in your face every time you look at your team.
     
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  8. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    I'm... BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE? :eek:

    :(

    Couldn't just one of you bastards have fucked up even a little?
     
  9. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Just be glad it doesnt mean very much on week 1, it only means you had one week worse than everyone else. By next week the roles could easily be reversed!
     
  10. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    :(

    If only Siggy hadn't missed that sitter. And if only Billy Sharp had just retired.
     
  11. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Deulefeu OUT, Maupay IN
     
  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Anyone who shifted adrian in and flogged TAA/Robertson and used the equity to beef up your crappy attacking players - he's now a doubt for this gameweek. Due to some celebrating red skidding into him on weds night.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
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  13. copliker

    copliker ...

    I'm going to bring in Marvelous Nakamba asap for the name and to free up space. He only costs 4.5.
     
  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    May be a long wait - Villa have exactly 74 midfielders this season.
     
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  15. copliker

    copliker ...

    I'm hoping that the price might drop for one or two nonstarters before prices go up for decent midfielders. Something like that. I don't know what I'm doing really.
     
  16. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Dendoncker starts most games for 4.5m. Goal ruled out last week.

    Also I want people to lump on him so he goes up in price.
     
  17. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Nearly as many as Salop :rolleyes:
     
  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    I like Wolves and have him already. He's v.popular.
     
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  19. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Ahhhh. There are others though that will play.
     
  20. copliker

    copliker ...

    I refer you to the comment I made a moment ago.
     
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  21. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    And yet you're still beating me :confused::(
     
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    This is the mantra of every FPL self-help group.
     
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  23. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I was in danger of spending 8 points on transfers, so I played my wildcard and made some additional changes instead :D

    I think I did the same last season. But that time I then proceeded to spend 8 points on transfers 7 times for weeks 3-10. Even by my standards that is silly, so I believe I can improve a lot on that this time.

    And this season, after last weeks high scoring madness, taking an 8 point hit would currently drop me about a million places in the overall rankings. Nah, I want the sinking feeling to happen during the games, not before we've even started this week!
     
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  24. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Any hot tips for us? Who did you get in?
     
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Its a bit too early to give tips, lessons learnt in the opening weeks may not stand the test of time at all well.

    A lot of what I've done was about shifting funds around so that I can afford one more very expensive forward or midfielder. I was not as committed to the 'have lots of expensive defenders' strategy as many people are, and I have now gone even further in a different direction. My funds are now bunched up in such a way that it wont be hard to switch back if I've made the wrong decision.

    Form is more important than fixtures, and we dont have enough form info yet. Some pre-season lessons were valid in week 1, such as Liverpools defence not looking as strong as last season so far, Everton lacking goals, but a lot of the players who were showing great form in pre-season didnt manage much on week 1 (Sterling the most obvious exception to this, he was on fire in pre-season as well).

    So yeah, with a lack of real form data I was more prone to looking at this weeks fixtures on paper and acting upon that instead, which is often a mistake. Especially as there are plenty of interesting players in plenty of teams which have a game that looks attractive on paper in the opening weeks, surrounded by games that look far less appealing. I've not coped well with this stuff so far, hence me blowing my wildcard already. And I think I'll still have to spend more on transfers in the coming few weeks to cope in the way I want.

    I dont mind admitting that I have talked myself into giving Teemu Pukki a try, based on his price, him managing something last week against Liverpool and his rather interesting scoring record in the championship last season.

    I wanted to get my team into a funding shape where it can easily accommodate Kane at the same time as my existing Salah & Sterling. More people than I might have been expecting seem to have all of those 3. I dont want Kane for this week though.

    But far more questions than answers at this stage. I'll be looking to see who might provide goals for Everton, whether good pre-season performances from Barkley and Mount will resume, how well Zaha does, Martial, Rashford. Which players turn out best for Brighton attacking points, whether Pepe can be an attractive, cheaper Aubameyang alternative. Looking for signs of goals from West Ham, Southampton. I dont think I can judge Leicester or Wolves based on their game last week, so plenty of questions there too. And the signs are already there that it may be unwise to ignore Burnley attacking options. I'm eager to see more of Sheffield Utd too. And I'm giving an Aston Villa player a try, mostly because of his low price.
     
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  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Not an oft used phrase.
     
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  27. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Haha, well, I still dont understand actual football games and all the surrounding reputations and banter well enough to comment on that :D

    I thought your lesser spotted '3 players each from 3 teams' strategy was quite ballsy. I get too much 'all my eggs in too few baskets' paranoia to try that one much!
     
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  28. copliker

    copliker ...

    Yes but I won the league a couple of years ago. I am Blackburn Rovers.
     
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  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    It didn't quite pay off and now i have 6 playing against each other. But, not a big problem, two shifts and maybe three if i insist on sterling right now.
     
  30. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I think that was just a blip which they have now fixed.

    If I remember properly the bench used to show 0 back on the old, crappy looking, hideously slow version of their website that they replaced after the first season I played. But ever since then the points have been shown, reminding us of our folly. The site had a few different glitches during week 1 of this season, and I think this was one of them, especially since the 'draft' version of the game didnt have this problem.

    I do try to look on the bright side of leaving plenty of points on the bench - at least we already have that player that is performing, and their good result makes them more likely to go up in price rather than down.

    Having said that, I still hate bench dilemmas. So I've tended to favour weak benches since my first season where I had terrible bench experiences (eg benching Mahrez at the wrong moments).

    In previous seasons I used to be able to see everyones current team value and how many transfers they have made so far on a particular week, even before gameweek deadline, but that info panel is missing from the site when I look at other teams so far (I can see my own teams one). I wonder if this is a deliberate change or a glitch.
     
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