We approach the first weekend with no FPL but some exciting all English action that starts with Watford (fuck Man City) playing in FA Cup Final. It gets better as it’s an all English final in both the Europa League and Champions League. When it comes to football, there are still some great games to come. As for the FPL season, this post, along with Episode 39: Season Ender Bender on The Pitch & Pint Podcast will close the book on this season. Continue reading “2018-19 FPL: Season in Review”
Can I say is was not good and just leave it at that? This is one of those difficult reports to post since it wasn’t the best performance on the season. An ill advised and rash decision saw me lose 22 points on a 16-point hit ahead of DGW35. Coupled with the activation of my second wild card for DGW34, I’ve lost a combined total of 36 points over the two weeks, compared to what I would of had, if I stayed the course with team and run of green arrows I was putting up. Continue reading “Premier League: DGW35 Retrospect”
Thinking back, I can’t remember another double game week that ended as strong as this season. In the article, Premier League: DGW32 Starting XI, I said, “I am not buying into the discussion of “swords vs shields,” this isn’t fucking Dungeons & Dragons. So work whatever angle you want, but fill your team with players you will feel will score points.” I highlighted the goal of the week, “would be great to hit 120 points, but more importantly I want a score that is 40-50 over the average score to see a stronger green arrow.” My assessment was spot on, as I finished the double with 120 points, 47 points over the average of 73! Talk about a hell of a week, this was that week. Continue reading “Premier League: DGW32 Retrospect”
Really? Do I need to detail how and why Watford lost, 5-0 at Anfield? I don’t want to relive a game that is feeling like Groundhog Day, as it’s 10 goals conceded at Liverpool in the last two years. Just a observations, Adam Masina was manhandled on the left flank by Mo Salah. While Salah didn’t score or post any attacking returns, he had Masina twisting, turning and grabbing the red jersey to keep up the with Egyptian. Aside from committing a foul, Masina had no answer for him. Continue reading “Watford Rewind: GW28 vs Liverpool”
It was a very bittersweet game week 28. Driving home, listening to the Liverpool v Watford game, in which the Hornets were already down 3-0 before Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk decided to go offensive. While that wasn’t good for the Honrets, that was excellent for my FPL team, as my game week turned from red to green in the span of four minutes. Mo Salah? Is he even relevant any longer? He pulled his best Richarlison impression on Wednesday. Continue reading “Premier League: GW28 Retrospect”
Looking back on an otherwise low scoring week, an average of just 35 points, I scored 55 points that saw a big, green arrow, jumping 39k spots to 103k, as I peak over that fence of the top 100k. It’s been a real struggle to break back that rank, spending just four weeks inside it. The last after GW24, where I scored 59 points and my last green arrow before the BGW27 result. Continue reading “Premier League: BGW27 Retrospect”
Oh, what a difference Mo Salah makes! The Reds midfielder was the sole difference between a red arrow this week and the big, fat green I picked up, jumping 29k spots on the week. This was the second time I picked up big points off my two free transfers, a difference of 36 points in my favor. Was I wrong to move Salah after game week 14? Much like the logic behind dropping Harry Kane last year, I made a sound decision. I will need to break down the numbers and see where I would have been, had I kept Salah and not gone in on Kane. Continue reading “Premier League: GW23 Retrospect”
It say its been anything but easy, over this festive period would be an understatement. What started out as my best season out of 6 years playing FPL, turned drastic, as I hit the doldrums starting in game week 16 with four out of five red arrows, dropping from 81k to 162k, in what appeared to be a blink of the eye. Unlike other times during the season, you couldn’t dwell on the red, but look ahead to next game week, which was also a few days away. Continue reading “Premier League: GW21 Retrospect”
“Oh what a difference a year can make.” As I sit here and reminiscence, attempting to draw parallels between the success I’ve had this season to the unfortunate fate I suffered last year at this point. Many aspects of the FPL game are unchanged; put together a 15-man roster and start XI players each week in an attempt to score the most points you can. Easy, right? Last year out of the game week 19, I’d scored 77 points, second highest point total I’d had on the season. That came on the back of a -12 point hit, that got me a red arrow as I plummeted past 526k on the season with an overall score of 1020. Continue reading “2018/19 Mid-Season Retrospect”
Coming off the worst stretch of games this year that saw my post back to back red arrows and a slide out of the top 100k was frustrating. Over the course of 15 game weeks it had been a slow and methodical climb up the OR, to find myself in rarefied air at 81k. By best rank, next to the 75k I finished in 2015/16. However, the ascension suffered a setback with just 45 points in game week 15, followed by just 40 points the following week. Well off my self imposed average of 60 points. Continue reading “Premier League: GW18 Retrospect”
This was a week that I prefer not to provide a retrospect on how my game week 16 squad. While I didn’t get bite by Mo Salah, like many sellers, I moved him ahead of game week 15, but Harry Kane and Leroy Sane were gems that week, so I still come out ahead, even with Mo hitting for the hatty. However, after Liverpool are done with this tough run, I am considering moving the Egyptian back into my squad. That will be discussed further in an upcoming Transfers article.
Continue reading “Premier League: GW16 Retrospect”
What a week! We still have one game week to go as I feel like I am in the back of a pink Cadillac with Thelma and Louise heading towards the edge of the Grand Canyon. While I am not Irish (maybe it’s because I listen to the Fantasy King Podcast), it seems luck could not have struck at a better time. I came out of game week 14 last weekend on 54 points (avg. 49 points) and a small red down about 5k to 97k in the OR. This week had the appearance of train wreck in the making with rotation hitting many fantasy managers hard.
Continue reading “Premier League: GW15 Retrospect”