GW35+ Retrospect: Shit Show

Where should I start? Let’s go back to GW33+ that saw 81 points and a green arrow with an improved in the OR to a season high, 153k! Yet green with envy, it was short lived as  GW34+  I missed the weekly average (59) finishing on 52 points thanks in part to Son not starting and Laporte not playing in a week that City picked up clean sheet. GW35+ was a roll of the dice, so to speak, as I was in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Banterbury H2H League. It was a league I didn’t put much thought into but found myself down two points heading into the season leg. Continue reading “GW35+ Retrospect: Shit Show”

GW32+ Retrospect: Bleeding Red

For the second week in a row, I’ve finished above the weekly average (50 points) with 55 points, but failed to pick up a green, resulting in a second red arrow in a row. Frustrated with the results, I gambled on a few players for my wild card that failed to pay off. Guess I should have known better than to put my trust in Nigel Pearson to actually field a starting Xi that might have competed against So’ton. Now that I’ve used my Bench Boost, Free Hit and Wild Card, I look to run the remainder of the season with just one chip remaining and a few good paper options. Continue reading “GW32+ Retrospect: Bleeding Red”

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!”

GW31+ Retrospect: Disappointment

Now maybe I come across as an asshole when I say I only scored 121 points on the restart this last week for GW30+. It was a week in which 66 points was the average score and the highest points was 165. I honestly was hoping for 150-160, as FPL decided to give all managers unlimited transfers. Couple that with the Bench Boost chip with four teams on a double game week and the pieces were there. Continue reading “GW31+ Retrospect: Disappointment”

2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Retrospect

It’s always more difficult to provide a weekly retrospect on my squad after another Watford loss. It’s been a tough year for the Hornets and in some regard for my FPL team. Every time it feel likes I’ve turned the corner, I get smacked upside the head with another red arrow. Such is FPL and fantasy sports in general. Just when you think you have it figured out, you end up looking bewildered and left scratching your head. That was my GW6 as I look back on what was and what could have been. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect

*queue Nat King Cole* “Unforgettable, that’s what you are…” That was the result at the conclusion of GW4, a second unforgettable game week and we are just four weeks into the FPL season. It’s not a personnel problem, as I activated my first wild card ahead of GW3 and have a strong starting XI. It was just one of those down weeks…again! It’s now two red arrows in the opening four weeks as the Premier League heads into the first international break. I do take comfort in knowing, I have two free transfers to use when play resumes. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW3 Retrospect

Last Monday was a big day in the FPL, as I activated by first wild card. While many FPL managers did agree with the decision, after just two weeks of data, it was a move that allowed me to secure a few “hot” and wanted players for the near future. While one week doesn’t make a wild card, it returned 62 points this week, thanks in part to adding Raheem Sterling to my starting XI. One of the main factors in my decision to wild card. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW3 Retrospect”

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”

2019/20 Premier League: GW1 Retrospect

I want to welcome back all FPL managers to the FPL season. What a great way to start the season, some very big scores, as many Twitter accounts I follow all put in an excellent shift to the start of the season. It’s just one game week, but getting off to a strong start is key to a good season. For me I posted my best GW1 result, finishing on 84 points, achieving that “strong start” and exceeding my PPW average. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW1 Retrospect”

2018-19 FPL: Season in Review

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”