1) Make an “Out List” of players you might want to drop.
1.1) Check for injuries or players dropped. These are added to your “Out List”
1.2) Check the form of your players on the “Who’s Not” page. Anyone on this page should be added to your Out List.
1.3) Then look at the list and think, can I explain why anyone is on the list and should be given a second chance? Reasons for a second chance are
- A player may have missed a game, but overall has done well, maybe give him a few more weeks.
- Perhaps a player missed a game through suspension, so give him a few more weeks.
- Are any players involved in a double game week? Leave these in for now.
- Are there players on your list who are from strong teams playing against weak teams. Leave these on too.
1.4) Read the papers and watch the football games (or highlights). Keep an eye on players on your Our List and if any are performing well and you think they will get lots of points soon, then remove them from the Out List.
2) Then make an In List.
2.1) Look at “Who’s Hot” to see if there are players with higher rank and PPMPG who are also around the same price as players on your Out List. Add these to your In List.
2.2) Read the papers and watch the football games (or highlights). Keep an eye on players on your In List and if any are performing badly and are just lucky in collecting points then remove then from the In List. If someone stands out, and they face good fixtures (check the Latest Stats page) then add them to your In List
3) From this you will have a simple list of who should leave your team and who should come in. We now use the player performance tables to find the right player for you to sell and the right player for you to buy.
- The players on your In List are most likely to be different prices, so use the “Points Per Million Per Game” value to determine who offers the best points return on your cash. Is it a lot higher for one or two of the players?
- Then look at the Rank score for the players on your In List. The rank is an indication of the points they are likely to earn between now and the end of the season. See who has the highest rank score. Again, is it a lot higher for one or two of the players?
- Check the RO£ of the player you want to buy. This tells us if the player is returning points as they should for their price. If RO£ is “Cool”, think twice. A rule of thumb is a player needs to return half their price in points each week to be worth their price, and needs to return “Price x 0.8” in points each week for you to win the over all league. If they are Cool perhaps drop them from your In List.
4) Check the fixtures for the players you have left. If the upcoming fixtures for the player you want to buy are “Hard”, then also think twice about the transfer. Is this player going to earn points in the hard games as easily as he does in the easy games.
5) Read the papers, watch the football games (or highlights) and check how the team is doing. Its not just about the numbers.
Finally, pick the one transfer that gives you the most confidence. I usually pick the player with the lowest rank on my Out List and swap them for the player with the highest rank or PPMPG on my In List, but sometimes I use my gut.