Thankfully the short turn around this week is eased by the shortened match schedule. There are only 6 matches on the docket this weekend, and you may expect a ton of rotation when lineups are announced.
The first DGW is in the books and I’m not sure that everyone was satisfied with the results. Many first team members were rested in the second matches and that led to lower point accumulations. Continue reading
As you are all aware, one successful week of high points in the Prediction Game doesn’t mean a thing. The prediction gods gave me a good kick in the butt with 9 points this past week. That is the situation we find ourselves week after week, but I am preaching to the choir. The trials and tribulations involved in score predictions have their ups and downs. Continue reading
With the FPL season winding down and my teams’ current standing at the 1.7 million level, it’s time to move on and begin planning for next year. I’m 75 points shy of breaking the 1 million mark and at my current pace there really isn’t much to look forward to. Continue reading
As we enter the final 7 GWs of the current season the bulk of the chatter on site appears to involve the structuring of squads in preparation for the run to the finish. Managers who have retained their WC, FH Chip, BB and TC chips may an advantage over these coming weeks. Good luck to all as you painstakingly make these decisions.
The other talk on the site is related to the new setup for FMLS, which is causing quite a stir. The price rise calculations appear to be the main topic of conversation. The prices continue to rise in many cases making the selection of players a problem. Hopefully, the IT people have a plan and make it known to all soon. Many players have made known their displeasure with the current game direction. If MLS was hoping the attract followers with this new game they were mistaken as many “casual” user are being turned off on MLS. Continue reading
It was a short round with not many goals and four out of six games ending in a draw. Columbus Crew and New York City extended their unbeaten record for the season. Not surprisingly, the Dream Team was dominated by NYRB with six players. Continue reading
As the FPL season winds down we are treated to the first BGW, involving only 8 teams. The utmost thought of all managers must be acquiring enough players to field a viable lineup, without using the WC or the Free Hit Chip. These will be needed prior to the first DGW and the second BGW if they are still in your possession. Continue reading
This week is the prelude to GW 31, the first major BGW of the 2017/18 season. Only 8 teams are in action in GW31. Hopefully, all have been preparing for this event by using FT’s, Hits and the FT Chip or WC in order to flesh out your squads. With 2 possible DGW’s on the horizon, it would be wise to save the FH Chip and WC to take advantage of these point opportunities. Whatever your situation good luck in whichever direction you may decide upon. Continue reading
The replays from the 5th Round of the FA Cup have been completed and Swansea City and Tottenham have moved into the 6th Round. The 4 Quarter Final matches will be played the weekend of March 17/18. This should result in a BGW involving 8 teams, 7 from the EPL. If this the case, there will only be 4 matches in GW 31.
As of this writing, the final match from GW 28 between Arsenal and Manchester City has yet to be played. Continue reading
Another break from the grind of Fantasy Footy, but no rest for the players involved in the 4th Round of the FA Cup competition. Manchester United, Leicester City, Southampton, Brighton & Hove, West Bromwich, Chelsea, Manchester City are on to the 5th Round. Our sympathy goes out to Huddersfield Town, Tottenham and Swansea City who must suffer through replays on February 6 0r 7, shoe-horned between GW 26 & 27.
As always, be alert to the possibility of injuries and rotations during this hectic scheduling period. Continue reading
After a hectic festive season, it was nice to have a bit of a respite from FPL, although all EPL teams were in action as FA Cup matches were scheduled.
The results are 10 teams through to the 4th round, 5 teams with replays January 16/17 (Bournemouth, Chelsea, Leicester, Swansea & West Ham), and 5 teams out (Arsenal, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton & Stoke).
There were also Carabao Cup matches last night and tonight between Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal. There are bound to be rotations made in these matches. So be on alert for changes in lineups, especially from Chelsea and Arsenal. Continue reading
As the finishing touches are being put this post, all matches have been completed. Hopefully, the past week resulted in green arrows for all. The prognosticators could not match the previous weeks’ results with correct win/draw results dropping from the 7-8 level to 5-6 level. You can’t win them all. Continue reading
There are two UEFA competitions being played prior to GW11, which include 5 EPL teams involved in the Champions League and 2 EPL teams in the Europa Qualifiers. United, ‘Pool, City and Spurs were winners; Chelsea lost. The other 2 teams are Everton and Arsenal who play on November 2, in the Europa competition. Continue reading