At the conclusion of Monday’s World Cup games, I felt more like Leo Messi, rather than Christiano Ronaldo, as my overall rank plummeted 400k. Bad decisions? Poor player selection? Or the ultimate factor, luck? Round 1 ends today and three hours later Round 2 begins. For me, the decision was made prior to kick off, as I activated my Wild Card during the Russia v Saudi Arabia match for Round 2. The Bench Boost was also activated for the first round.
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I swore to myself I wasn’t going to participate, as I recall loosing interesting Euro 2016 and the 2014 World Cup fantasy games last time around. Truth be told, I am bored, as I sit and refresh Twitter all day looking for some nugget of information on which to strike up a conversation. Thankfully we are just three days away from Russia and I have put together a starting XI.
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Maybe I shouldn’t even consider this piece noteworthy. There were many individuals I collaborated with during the season. This was also the first season I used Twitter to aid the FPL decision making process. The word “lemmings” comes to mind as this social media outlet is but a small cross-section of a very LARGE online gaming community. That said, I had my “regular” users, sites and podcasts I turned to during the season.
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This year saw my approaching my 5th season participating in fantasy football. A fantasy game I have really taken to, more so than it’s US counterpart ever did, participating for some 38 years! I would like to think I learned a few new things this season, practiced a bit more patience and applied good decision making, based on the facts and information at hand. However, my overall score and rank aren’t representative of where I feel I should be. Then again, I think ALL fantasy manager can related to that, right?
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So, the last retrospect of the year, as the FPL draws to a close on a piss poor season. I’m not the only fantasy manager who’s struggle, excelled and been frustrated, as this ride has come to an end. It was mentioned ahead of DGW37 that, a single week could make or break your season. For me, that gameweek, followed by GW38 did me in. This off the back of a lot of work and good decision making to break into the top 120k.
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It’s the final week of the season and after a dismal performance in DGW37, it can’t come soon enough. It’s been a long and turbulent season, which has see highs and lows. However, it’s the lows that always seen to linger during the season. Harry Kane can fuck off! He’s been virtually useless on my starting XI all season long. Thankfully Mohamed Salah was a refreshing face that picked up much of Kane’s ineffectiveness.
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Going to keep this short and sweet as I look back on the final double gameweek of season. Fantasy managers knew there would be rotation and based on the previous DGWs, there was some concern over how this gameweek would play out.
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On the heels of yesterday’s indecisiveness, a decision has been rendered on DGW36 starting XI. There was some consideration at taking hits in order to improve my double doublers, but with rotation a major factor this weekend, I felt it wasn’t work the risk to start the week on a negative score. It’s those four or eight points that could mean the difference between a red or green arrow.
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I don’t know what I am going to do. That is the best I have on Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, as we stare down the barrel of the final double gameweek of the FPL season. Thankfully I have two transfers in hand, but a plethora of ideas on how to round out my starting XI. Not really high on the “double doublers” this weekend, concerning some single game replacements with great expectations.
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Maybe it’s the duration of the season, as we approach the last few games. It’s been a grueling year for many fantasy managers, myself included. It’s been a season of highs and lows and thankfully I am peaking at what appears to be the right time as we roll into DGW36. On the back of two green arrows (7 out of 8), I am making that final push in an attempt to make up -20 points and finish in the top 100k. It’s possible, but achieving it will require a strong DGW to make it happen.
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