GW31+ Retrospect: 72 Red!

It sounds like some sort of NFL play call, however that was my final score for GW31+, which resulted in a red arrow. It’s always a tough pill to swallow when your starting XI finished 10 points above the weekly average (62) and it results in a red arrow. Not the first time it, nor will it be the last. I mentioned previously, I am not followed the ownership numbers of the top 1000 managers, that group finished on 69 points, which is partly responsible for the red arrow this game week. The KDB goal and points from players like Salah and Alexander-Arnold really hurt since I did not include any of those teams when I activated my Free Hit chip for the game week. Continue reading “GW31+ Retrospect: 72 Red!”

Playing My Own Game

I’m not Apple, but since the restart have been thinking differently setting my GW30+ starting XI. Found it odd that FPL decided to allow managers unlimited transfers prior to the game week. About 12 days prior to the restart I cited “life speeding out of control,” in an article, Game Over and wasn’t going to play out the season. However, reneged on that thought and decided to spend some time (at work) on my FPL team. In hindsight I am glad I did, as the restart saw a strong 121 points, a successful captain and bench boost, as well as cutting my OR in half on the back of 8 out of 10 green arrows. Continue reading “Playing My Own Game”

Addicted vs Don’t Care

It’s been an interesting FPL season and we are not even to the full complement of BGW and DGWs yet. We will know more information regarding the run in by Thursday that will help guide our planning and decision making for the remainder of the season. For me, it’s been rough patch to a point that I’ve dropped recording the Pitch & Pint Podcast and The FPL Roundtable. No longer to listen to ANY podcasts specific to FPL. Strangely, I’ve been rolling in green arrows since GW20. Continue reading “Addicted vs Don’t Care”

Ghosting FPL

Just prior to starting this post I had to go back an look at the last time I brought some updated content, outside of a #30SecondBeerReview to this site. November 11 was the last update with a retrospect of GW12. To be honest I have no idea how that week ended. How some 14 weeks later, I really don’t care and that is the basis of this piece today. Continue reading “Ghosting FPL”

2019/20 Premier League: Starting XI

I am already on international break, have been since the end of GW10. It has nothing to do with the Twitter community, those I discussion FPL with, pod with or write for. Like many other mangers, it appears I am still trying to sort this game out, looking back on the decisions that were made, which have put me in a position I didn’t expect to be in come November. It’s been said before, I honestly feel like Watford. I continue to put in the work and the results just aren’t enough to pick up that first win of the season. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW12 Transfers

Many pundits and FPL managers mention the word “patience” ahead of the start of the season. Usually this word is used in conjunction with non-performing players and those “knee jerk” transfers, as you go in search of something better then what you previously had. That was the case during GW11, when Raheem Sterling and Sebastien Haller combined for seven points, which included the City midfielder donning the captain’s armband. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW12 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League GW10 Retospect & GW11 Transfers

Read a few posts on Twitter asking to summarize your FPL season to date with a word, GIF or a scale from 1 to 10. “Watford bad” is the only way to describe how my FPL season has transpired over 10 weeks that ended last week with a small green arrow. Always willing to accept a green arrow, no matter how I achieved it, but it’s frustrating to see my OR tick up just 6k spots. That’s two green arrows in the last two weeks, but I feel mired in muck or bad decisions and poor pitch performances at 867k. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League GW10 Retospect & GW11 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW10 Transfers

Another week, another opportunity to improve the strength of our starting XI through the use of transfers. While there hasn’t been many positive aspects this season, one area I have prospered in, has been that of transfers. Based on FPL Statistico, I’ve gained 55 points from six transfers this season. I’ve got into the habit of rolling my transfers this season, so those six changes have come in just three weeks. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW10 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Starting XI

Yesterday, during my tinker and transfer session the decision was made to look at some advanced planning for the the hectic holiday fixture period, which I have tabbed as GW14-GW21. While NOTHING is set in stone, there are some players I want to introduce at certain points between now and early December. Having already activated my wild card, a little bit of planning now couldĀ  help stave off unneeded or unnecessary hits later. I’ve brought this up because this planning helped me determine my transfers this week and if you read yesterday’s article, GW9 Transfers, then you have some idea the direction I went. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Transfers

I’ve got to admit, I am beginning to favor these international breaks as a time to step away from the FPL game and responsibilities I’ve taken on writing for 90MAAT and Planet FPL, as well as the articles I post on this site and the weekly podcast, Pitch & Pint Podcast. It allows me that time to relax and reset, while not worrying about transfers, captains and strategies. Now, as we turn an eye toward the weekend, it’s time to get back into the FPL grind as GW9 is coming quickly and as I mentioned in Episode 52: Fixing the Break, could be an “SDM” or season defining moment. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW8 Transfers

Undecided. That’s the only answer I’ve come up with after the previous game, as Kevin Be Druyne is flagged and Bernardo Silva is facing up to a six game suspension for alleged racist tweets to teammate, Ben Mendy. While I don’t own Silva, his potential absence could be a decider when it comes to the free transfer I have ahead of GW8. This is also the final week before we head into the second international break, which has me considering rolling the FT, as I did after GW4, to myself more options when Premier League play continues. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW8 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW7 Transfers

Last week I had higher expectations, but results fell short for GW6, as I decided to roll the FT into GW7, as I felt my starting XI was solid. As has been commonplace this season, CS were difficult to come by…again! This was the second biggest week for CS, with 6 (GW1 had 9) and I picked up two, but expect more. Ahead of GW7 I must look at addressing my defense, which continues to struggle. Last season, it was the anchor for my success but this season, my defenders are averaging just 2.75 PPG. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW7 Transfers”