Welcome to the festive period, games fast and furious this week, as we roll or stumble out of the midweek fixtures and into the week with high hopes. After a -8 point hit last week and a green arrow up to 81k, I look to keep that holiday cheer jolly as I go into the week unchanged.
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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.
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After a let down in game week 14, anticipation of the mid-week fixtures was running high. For my squad, I made a hasty decision on Monday evening, while podding with Casey, Garf and Gabe, as part of Academica Vertex and too a 08 point hit, my first hit of the season. To be completely honest, I really didn’t have much of a plan at the conclusion of Sunday’s fixtures. While I did have a few player concerns ahead of the mid-week fixtures, I had planned on make any potential change on Tuesday
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We are about 24 hours away from game week 15 kickoff as the festive period is in full swing, as we look forward to the next game week on Saturday. Last week tossed a wrench into the machine to upset many fantasy mangers, myself included. Thankfully Virgil van Dijk picked up 12 points with the most unique assist that gave Liverpool a 1-0 win with virtually the last kick of the game. Ahead of the game week I am down to 97k after 54 points, but feeling confident as I took my first hits of the season. I do feel a bit dirty after hitting the transfer button, but do think my team has been strengthened.
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Patience. I’ve practiced this trait over 14 game weeks and it’s put me in a strong position (97k) in the overall rank heading in to the festive period. This is the best ranking I have seen in 5 years of FPL, this early in the season. Decisions have been logical and thought out, not chasing points or price rises. Fixtures have been weighed against form each week and up to this week, no hits had been taken. That changed.
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I knew I was in trouble on Saturday as I Kun Aguero had picked up a knock and missed out on City’s 3-1 victory. He was also my captain. Thankfully, I didn’t vice captain Mo Salah, but Marcos Alonso, giving me a chance to have a decent return on Sunday. Bench positions were important this week as well, based solely on fixture difficulty, I had Will Hughes first, Callum Wilson, second. We know how that worked out in game week 14.
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Last night Casey (FPL_Tornado), Gabe (FPLLens) and I recorded Episode 21: Save My Wild Card, live on Google Hangouts for the Academica Vertex. Casey was on his wild card and we were looking to give advice and opinions ahead of game week 14. I thought I was done and ready for the Premier League action, until I got received a DM message that put a dumbfounded look on my face, as if I had never played FPL before. I was lost, like a ship without a rudder in a sea of green, not sure what to do. When that’s that case, holding and rolling the FT is usually the best option.
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I’m exhausted. It seems to have been that sort of week, maybe work actually has to be factored into the equation, but with Premier League action starting Friday, as Cardiff host Wolves, it’s always challenging on a short week. Lots of discussion this week across the board when it comes to those highly touted Man City midfielder. As of now, I am not buying into ANY of them. I feel Sterling is a knee jerk reaction for Hazard failing last week. This ahead of a choice Fulham fixture.
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It seems to more difficult each week to put together a transfer plan midweek. Here we are again, on Wednesday, as I look over the upcoming fixtures and my 15-man squad, not know what move to make. Typical that means, don’t do anything, which is actually a consideration this week. Any potential move this week would make weight for a possible midfielder next week. I continue to mull over a few options on direction over this hectic festive period.
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So how are we feeling after game week 13? Like shit? Lucky? Can we go back into the international break? Well, I for one had a solid week, with a bit of lucky and lots of patience, I continue to see green as my climb up the OR ladder continues. This week saw an average of 50 points across FPL. Ahead of the Monday fixture, I sat on 50 points with Johan Berg Gudmundsson to play, who missed out due to injury. A bit frustrating, as he was my only hope against Newcastle to pocket some points, as I had a small green arrow.
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Probably a minor voice when I saw that this international break was a welcomed one. While I had planned potential moves and strategy to game week 12, I hadn’t put too much thought into the hectic festive period that starts this game week. This is the first week I have considered taking a -4 point hit in order to bring in a mid-priced, in form midfielder. However, I talked myself out of that as, I feel my currently starting XI is strong enough without putting myself in a deficit to start the weekend.
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It’s midweek and I am rolling through my weekly podcasts as I get ready to drop the Pitch & Pint Podcast Wednesday afternoon. Into the break I carried only a single transfer, as I made multiple transfers ahead of game week 12 in order to solidify my already, strong defense. Virgil van Dijk has been excellent this season for Liverpool. While still scoreless on the season, the Liverpool center defender has been very strong all season long. I welcomed him to my starting XI, dropping budget option, Ryan Bennett. Continue reading “Premier League: GW13 Transfers”