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: GW1 Starting XI

Here we go, just a few hours away from the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, as Manchester United welcome Leicester City. If last year’s opening fixture was thrilling, hopefully we will see a repeat to kick off this season. Many new faces in the FPL, players who have changed squads and player questions to be answered, especially if you are keen on a Watford defender. Yeah, don’t see that being to high on a fantasy manager’s list. This is the first starting XI post for the season, which will run down how I set my squad up.
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FPL Accolades

Maybe I shouldn’t even consider this piece noteworthy. There were many individuals I collaborated with during the season. This was also the first season I used Twitter to aid the FPL decision making process. The word “lemmings” comes to mind as this social media outlet is but a small cross-section of a very LARGE online gaming community. That said, I had my “regular” users, sites and podcasts I turned to during the season.
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2017-2018 FPL – Season in Review

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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Premier League: GW38 Retrospect

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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Premier League: GW38 Transfer & Starting XI

It’s the final week of the season and after a dismal performance in DGW37, it can’t come soon enough. It’s been a long and turbulent season, which has see highs and lows. However, it’s the lows that always seen to linger during the season. Harry Kane can fuck off! He’s been virtually useless on my starting XI all season long. Thankfully Mohamed Salah was a refreshing face that picked up much of Kane’s ineffectiveness.
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Premier League: Starting XV

On the heels of yesterday’s indecisiveness, a decision has been rendered on DGW36 starting XI. There was some consideration at taking hits in order to improve my double doublers, but with rotation a major factor this weekend, I felt it wasn’t work the risk to start the week on a negative score. It’s those four or eight points that could mean the difference between a red or green arrow.
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Premier League: GW36 Transfers

Maybe it’s the duration of the season, as we approach the last few games. It’s been a grueling year for many fantasy managers, myself included. It’s been a season of highs and lows and thankfully I am peaking at what appears to be the right time as we roll into DGW36. On the back of two green arrows (7 out of 8), I am making that final push in an attempt to make up -20 points and finish in the top 100k. It’s possible, but achieving it will require a strong DGW to make it happen.
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Premier League: GW36 Transfers

We are on the down slope of the week, looking at Friday looming, ahead of Gameweek 36, as I haven’t really considered any more ahead of the Saturday morning kickoffs. That’s not to say I don’t have transfers in mind, as I am considering the previously planned I had ahead of BGW35. After listening to a few podcasts, my decisions to reduce additional hits might not be worth the potential (or lack of) gain in points.
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