2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Transfers

After what appears to be a successful wild card played ahead of GW3, I rolled out of the international break with  57 point week, and a green arrow in a week that say 52 points as the average score. Intentions with an eye on Friday, roll the FT and come with potential changes in two weeks. The starting XI is settled. Bench, two players deep and both starting. Picking up two starting forwards ahead of GW5 in place of Harry Kane, I shifted formation to a 3-4-3, which appears to be favored by the top 1000 managers (45.8%). Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW5 Transfers

Activating the first wild card ahead of GW3 allowed me to roll my free transfer headed into the first international break, providing more options when Premier League action returns. This was the strategy employed last year out of the break, as I look to improve my squad. Thoughts of Sergio Aguero are stirring in my loins…again, given defensive clean sheets are down this season to start, budget seems to be the buy for the back line to free up attacking budget. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW5 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Transfers & Starting XI

It’s been a great week, football aside as I have did not record for the Pitch & Pint Podcast or FPL Roundtable, as I’ve been concentrating efforts at home. Rest assured both shows will return, if not over the international break, then ahead of GW5. Coming off a very successful wild card that a final score of 62 points, 18 over the weekly average, I shot up the OR as I looked to get back on track after a rocky start to the season. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Transfers & Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW3 Transfers

Let’s put GW3 into perspective, by looking back to the 2018/19 Premier League. After two game weeks last season, I scored 67 and 66 points with an overall rank of 970k. The main concern, the OR combined with the fact I started the season without a premium forward and watched Sergio Aguero sink a hat trick against Huddersfield Town. Without much thought or hesitation, I activated my wild card, using a very small data set of two weeks, while looking forward to what the fixtures held. Immediate satisfaction wasn’t to be, as it resulted in my worst score of the season, but over a 10-week period, the early wild card was successful. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW3 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Retrospect

Regression, as FPL managers we knew it was coming after many experienced an explosion of points after GW1 that was an extreme high weekly average. Many crashed back to reality in GW2, as the weekly average dropped 23 points. Yet my starting XI came up just three points short of the 41 point average, even if I would have picked those points up, chances were still high it would have been the first red arrow of the season. Defensively, my squad was sighted on the side of a milk carton, missing. Key players misfired, all which led to a very poor week, but the silver lining going forward, after two weeks I am still close to my PPW goal. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW2 Starting XI

No Friday game, which means we get an extra day to tinker and transfer, for those FPL managers who didn’t quit make the grade with their GW1 squads. For me, I’ll consider myself lucky, finishing on 84 points and feeling I don’t have any pressing needs that need to be addressed. I will be watching a handful of players, after their GW1 totals didn’t quite measure up to their expectations. It’s a short list and I wrote about them in my GW1 Retrospect including, Joe Gomez, Ryan Fraser and Raul Jimenez. Continue reading “Premier League: GW2 Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Transfers

Now, I saw a Tweet from Neil Murray (@roneildinho) that read, “I’m not in the ‘Save your FT this GW’ camp. I’m in the ‘Do what’s best for your particular team’ camp. While saving a FT looks the best move for many (including myself) it doesn’t necessarily mean it is for everyone. Make your FT decision with your eyes, not others’ voices.” For me, saving a FT is doing the right thing, however as Neil said, it might not be best for your FPL team. We should each play the game that we need to play in order to be success, not carry that herd mentality that has been seen on Twitter in the past. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Transfers”

Keys to Success: FPL 2019/20

This is a series I promoted a few years ago, which is intended to help my focus over the 38-week Premier League season. Setting goals is commonplace for FPL manger and it’s typical to hear, “my goal is to finish in the top 10k.” We’ve all said it. That’s great goals play an important part to our season but to achieve them we need to a set a keys or principles to follow in order to make them a reality. Continue reading “Keys to Success: FPL 2019/20”

Premier League: GW38 Retrospect

The final week of the season and I watched nothing. Pulled up the Premier League website to see some scores at halftime, but put no effort into watching the last round of games. Guess this is what I get for putting very little effort into the final week. It has been a frustrating end to an otherwise good FPL season, in which I finished with my best OR, most points scored and an average weekly score of 61.39 PPG! Continue reading “Premier League: GW38 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW37 Transfers

It’s that point in the season where many FPL managers are seeing out their respective seasons. Some good, others not. It’s also a time that we can see some younger players possibly get a run out, as end of season games can have the ability to produce some good scores. After back to back failed double game weeks, I am not so inclined to take a punt on these players, with the possibility of a start and even a return. Two weeks left, hopefully these final transfers will be enough to end the season on a small run of green arrows. Continue reading “Premier League: GW37 Transfers”

Premier League: GW36 Starting XI

Can’t keep looking back at what didn’t work the last two weeks with the assorted double games and the failed hits. Time to start new for the final three weeks of the season, end on a positive and not and maybe, just maybe sneak into that top 10k.  Unable to roll that DGW35 FT last week, leaves me not wanting to take another -4 hit this week, so I head into the week brimming with confidence on my lone transfer and hope that the Egyptian doesn’t set sail down the river Nile. Continue reading “Premier League: GW36 Starting XI”

Premier League: GW36 Transfers

…and in the blink of an eye, the double game weeks are finished. In my case, I don’t want to look back on either of the last two weeks, but to improve next year during the doubles and blanks, something will need to change.  Looking ahead, I do feel I can still make points that were lost over GW34/35. It’s dropped me some 9k down the overall rankings, but by no means will I saw 20k is a bad finish. So no complaints on the year to date. Just a few hasty and poor decisions that lead to back to back red arrows. Continue reading “Premier League: GW36 Transfers”