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”

Premier League: DGW35 Retrospect

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”

Premier League: DGW32 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”

Watford Rewind: GW28 vs Liverpool

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”

Premier League: GW28 Retrospect

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”

Premier League: GW23 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”