Success in the Statistics

One question I continue to circle back to after posting  my best finish in FPL of 31k, how do I start the season stronger? Seems a simple question to answer at the end of the season, looking over all the top scoring players, but why were some of them not considered at the start of the season? Is there more preparation required or possibly a better way to look at new season and the prospects it holds?
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FPL: A Look Ahead

I’ve listened to a number of season ending FPL podcasts the last week, as well as dropping Episode 39: Season Ender Bender of The Pitch & Pint Podcast. While we call it the “off season” and some managers may take a break, I am considering how to improve my game ahead of next season. I’ve heard a lot of “buzz words” comes across some of these pods, as well as listener comments on what to take away from our mistakes this season. I know my mistakes, while glaring, they aren’t something that can’t be corrected. As for next season, here are some thoughts as to my approach. Continue reading “FPL: A Look Ahead”

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: GW38 Retrospect

The final week of the season and I watched nothing. Pulled up the Premier League website to see some scores at halftime, but put no effort into watching the last round of games. Guess this is what I get for putting very little effort into the final week. It has been a frustrating end to an otherwise good FPL season, in which I finished with my best OR, most points scored and an average weekly score of 61.39 PPG! Continue reading “Premier League: GW38 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW37 Starting XI

Still reeling from that 16 points I took ahead of GW35, chasing points, any plan I had to see the season out was thrown out the window. Based on fixtures, before United went tits up, I was playing double United to finish the season. Then it was double Palace with Milivojevic and Zaha. Jota partnering with Jimenez, then crossed my mind. Now, a few hours before Friday kickoff, the team has been finalized. Continue reading “Premier League: GW37 Starting XI”

Premier League: GW37 Transfers

It’s that point in the season where many FPL managers are seeing out their respective seasons. Some good, others not. It’s also a time that we can see some younger players possibly get a run out, as end of season games can have the ability to produce some good scores. After back to back failed double game weeks, I am not so inclined to take a punt on these players, with the possibility of a start and even a return. Two weeks left, hopefully these final transfers will be enough to end the season on a small run of green arrows. Continue reading “Premier League: GW37 Transfers”

Premier League: GW36 Starting XI

Can’t keep looking back at what didn’t work the last two weeks with the assorted double games and the failed hits. Time to start new for the final three weeks of the season, end on a positive and not and maybe, just maybe sneak into that top 10k.¬† Unable to roll that DGW35 FT last week, leaves me not wanting to take another -4 hit this week, so I head into the week brimming with confidence on my lone transfer and hope that the Egyptian doesn’t set sail down the river Nile. Continue reading “Premier League: GW36 Starting XI”

Premier League: GW36 Transfers

…and in the blink of an eye, the double game weeks are finished. In my case, I don’t want to look back on either of the last two weeks, but to improve next year during the doubles and blanks, something will need to change.¬† Looking ahead, I do feel I can still make points that were lost over GW34/35. It’s dropped me some 9k down the overall rankings, but by no means will I saw 20k is a bad finish. So no complaints on the year to date. Just a few hasty and poor decisions that lead to back to back red arrows. Continue reading “Premier League: GW36 Transfers”

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: DGW35 Shit Show XI

Oh how things have gone terribly wrong since activating my second wild card after the start of BGW33. Based on how I approached the end of the season, I still feel it was the appropriate time to active the wild card, in anticipation of big points and green arrows. Now, a week later I am not sure of anything FPL related. DGW34 resulted in a small 2.5k red arrow, but I was able to maintain a top 15k spot. Continue reading “Premier League: DGW35 Shit Show XI”

Premier League: DGW34 Retrospect

This could be the shortest review I’ve done this season and can be summed up in a single word. Shit! That’s how my team performed this weekend…in fact they didn’t. It did make me reconsider strategy for next season, as I don’t want to sit here and play Captain Hindsight saying, “I had <enter player> in a previous draft.” At that point FPL managers, just go tell me to fuck myself! Finished the week on 45 points, which is my third lowest point total of this season. No surprise it was a 2k red arrow, but still around 15k. Continue reading “Premier League: DGW34 Retrospect”