The toughest decision I had to make ahead of Gameweek 2 was not to do anything and let my starting XI run their course. Was it the best decision made? In some respect it was, as we spend many hours reviewing statistics, building many different teams and experimenting with formations ahead of the opening fixtures. So to burn a FT after the first gameweek doesn’t make much season. Then again, I am trying to turn over a new leaf and be more patient in this, my fifth year at the helm of an FPL team.
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It’s usually a crap shoot headed into GW1, with weeks of planning, lineup tinkering and shouts of, “I had him in a previous lineup.” None of it means shit when the whistle blows. This week was a real odd one to start the. As I identified last season, there is an increasing trend in clean sheets, which saw an increase in the number of them over the last 2 years. This weekend did not fail those who stood by their defensive players, as a total of 8 clean sheets were award. SHOULD have been nine, but that 90’+2 Jamie Vardy goal cost Manchester United the clean sheets points.
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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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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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Out on a camping trip for GW36, I was unable to watch any of the weekend action, Thankfully, there was an Internet signal and I was torn to pull up statistics and scores as the weekend rolled on. Thankfully, I got the nerve to open Fantasy Football Fix and watch my players perform or in the case of a few not even play. Thanks Pep!
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It was an important week to keep momentum headed in the right, or is that the up direction as we close in the on the end of the season. A season that hasn’t been all that kind to fantasy managers over the course of 35 weeks. Coming off a 20k red arrow, I was hoping to rebound and finish strong, but those with the Free Hit chip had me concerned.
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Anticipation was running high ahead of Saturday, I backed my Mohamed Salah talk, but activating the Triple Captain Chip on the Egyptian superstar ahead of their home fixture against Bournemouth. However, I believe fear got the best of me, in a moment of weakness I bought in Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, players who have haven’t performed well in my squad this season.
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In a week that saw the worst average score this season (32 points), my squad banged on this week recording another green arrow, finishing on 45 points (after the -4 hit). Injuries to Mohammad Salah and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, midweek caused me to reevaluate my starting XI, which resulted in an additional transfer this weekend. It was the second week in a row I had taken a hit, but come out on the positive side of the transfer points.
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You’ve heard the adage, “measure twice, cut once.” That could have been applied this last gameweek to my transfers, as I took a -4 hit to start the week. It was a week in which my squad came through to gain me a fourth consecutive green arrow, as my ascent up the OR continues. Moving forward there are few midfield concerns, as well Harry Kane. Does he make the cut now?
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It was supposed to be a very low scoring week, they said. Just run whatever players out there, they said. Don’t need to use your Free Hit Chip, they said. Well, in the end, “they” were wrong, but “they” were also right to a degree. In fact, there was some truth to many of the podcasts I listened to ahead of BGW31.
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In what was a very low scoring week, fantasy managers averaged just 41 points, I made my second biggest, one week jump on the back of a 72 point week, moving up the OR by 256k to finish the week at 330k. This represents my best OR standing since GW16, which ended a run of 8 green arrows and more recently it gives me back to back green arrows to build upon, ahead of BGW31.
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