Premier League: GW20 Transfers

Nearly though the festive period, as we are look ahead to ringing in the new year, for me I will just be waking up to go to work early, so any transfer I have planned will need to be sorted out today. Recently, it hasn’t been failed transfers, gaining 30 points in the last  four game weeks. Season lows of 45 and 40 points kicked off a negative trend in game week 16. On 68 points for game week 19, I was unlucky not to have a small green arrow, but the top 100k was in excess of 70 points. Talk about frustration. As I noted in my retrospect, 50 points isn’t good enough as I end the year on a red arrow. Continue reading “Premier League: GW20 Transfers”

Premier League: GW20 Retrospect

The festive period has been nothing short of frustrating as we are on the eve of 2019, which can hopefully bring some new year’s luck. This season was moving along great as game week 15 ended on a green arrow, up to 81k in the overall rank. Since that time, it’s been a slow, painful slide, dropping to 162k, losing £0.7 in team value and not seeing consistency, as my patience is being tried. Continue reading “Premier League: GW20 Retrospect”

Watford Rewind: GW20 vs Newcastle

It was another game against a very below average team, one in which the Hornets dominated again, but came away fortunate to draw level on a late goal by Abdoulaye Doucoure off the bench. The numbers only tell part of the story, as boss, Javi Gracia made six changes to the team after their 2-1 loss, midweek to Chelsea. This after comments from “tired” players after the midweek fixture, “But I have to make decisions about that and knowing we are going to play three games more in the next days, to manage the players maybe in the next games I have to change something to compete at our best level,” said Gracia Continue reading “Watford Rewind: GW20 vs Newcastle”

GW20 Preview: Watford vs Newcastle

Back in November, the Hornets traveled north to St. James and came away empty handed as the Magpies knocked in a set piece late in the game to give them a 1-0 victory. It was the start of a downward trend, something Watford supporters had seen in years past. Watford outplayed Newcastle but came away frustrated. Now as we work our way to the end of 2018, Newcastle is struggling to generate goals, while Watford comes of a tough 2-1 loss, on the back of two wins. Continue reading “GW20 Preview: Watford vs Newcastle”

2018/19 Mid-Season 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”

Premier League: GW20 Transfers

While we wait the outcome of the Southampton vs West Ham game, it’s already time to look forward to game week 20 that starts this Saturday. I’ve got Felipe Anderson yet to play and sit on 53 points, one over the current average with a red arrow. Tough break, if it holds, it’s three reds in the last four weeks, so I can only hope Anderson bangs. Even with 7-10 points, I don’t think it would be enough to turn that red arrow, green. Continue reading “Premier League: GW20 Transfers”

Premier League: GW19 Transfers

This is probably the most important article I post this week. What to do with two free transfers and a shit load of budget tied up in forwards and defenders, while the midfield appears a wee bit thin. I’ve been going over various scenarios since setting my GW18 starting XI. Unfortunately, I didn’t look much past selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane. Now off the back of 28 points, is now the time to sell or hold? Continue reading “Premier League: GW19 Transfers”

Watford Rewind: GW18 vs West Ham United

While it wasn’t a “must win game” coming off the back of a win against Cardiff City the week before, it appeared the lads were in good form, up for a test against a Hammers team that had got the business done in the previous four games, scoring 11 goals. By all appearance this game should have been a high scoring affair. Watford performed as they have all season long, confident in possession, stalwart on defense and received a bit of early Christmas cheer as they defeated West Ham, 2-0 Continue reading “Watford Rewind: GW18 vs West Ham United”

Premier League: GW18 Transfers

While the last two game weeks have been the worst I’ve experienced this season with scores of 45 and 40 points, I’ve seen my rank plummet by over 87k. That’s the downside, but spinning with a positive note, I’ve made 16 transfers this season, with a -8 point hit in game week 15 but have gained 72 immediate points from those transfers. This number includes moving Pascal Groß and Will Hughes last week with two free transfers for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Felipe Anderson resulting in 6 points. Continue reading “Premier League: GW18 Transfers”

Premier League: GW17 Retrospect

Last Sunday, I lasted just 66 minutes before I turned off both the Chelsea and Arsenal games, as I knew my FPL weekend was going to pile of shit. Over the course of the season, I have rode out rough weeks, where defensive units didn’t shine, but where the midfield and forwards picked my squad up. This week had the making to be big, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang visiting Southampton and my captain, Harry Kane, home to Burnley. Unfortunately, things on the pitch didn’t go as planned, when your defense doesn’t score and your forwards leave you hanging. Continue reading “Premier League: GW17 Retrospect”

Watford Rewind: GW17 vs Cardiff City

Coming off a tough 2-2 draw, Monday at Goodison Park against Everton, in a last second free kick from Lucas Digne, Watford had a chance to set their destiny on Saturday. Do they come out flat, which was a possibility or do they accept the late heroics and get on with the positive brand of football they have been playing all season? This week, Neil Warnock and the Bluebirds visited Vicarage Road. Continue reading “Watford Rewind: GW17 vs Cardiff City”