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: 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: 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”

Premier League: BGW33 Retrospect

It’s getting to that point where I don’t want to jinx anything. I try not to boast about the progress I have made on Twitter or elsewhere, for fear karma will come back to bite me in the ass. That said, this week was another green arrow, the kind of contagious we, as FPL managers love to see. It’s now four green arrows in a row, my best run of the season, making it six out of the last seven, as I’ve climbed 131k spots, sitting at 11k! Continue reading “Premier League: BGW33 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”

Premier League: BGW31 Retrospect

While I called BGW31 a “disaster” when I dropped Episode 30 of The Pitch & Pint Podcast, I finished on a green arrow. Not many FPL managers can say that. Based on overall weekly points, this was my lowest scoring week of the Premier League season. It wasn’t unexpected, as 10 teams did not participate, as their games are to be rescheduled into double game weeks later, starting next week. While 39 points doesn’t sound like a lot, it was enough to finish over the average and see a 2k rise in the overall rank. Continue reading “Premier League: BGW31 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW30 Retrospect

There was a point Saturday morning, watching the 3pm kick offs that I could not keep up with all the scoring. I just happen to have all five games streaming on my PC, as I am switching back and forth on Slack from Art of the Dive to Always Cheating, as discussion was coming fast and furious. With goals flying in, I was comparing OR in Fantasy Football Fix with livefpl.net and Premier League Tools. It all told the same story a big green arrow was in the making. However, that is not how it was for many FPL managers come to find out later. Continue reading “Premier League: GW30 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW29 Retrospect

Game week 29 was one of those forgettable ones, in which my weekly score was over the average, but not enough to match the top 1000 managers, which turned my Saturday green into a Sunday red. It was destined to go that direction, based on my previous game weeks, picking up back to back greens, followed by a red or two. All those ranks I increased, given back, however this week it was just a small 5k red, which could have been much worse. I will consider myself lucky as I remained in the top 85k ahead of this weekend. Continue reading “Premier League: GW29 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”

Premier League: GW22 Retrospect

This weekend hurt more than others and it didn’t start off with a bang and Arsenal flopped like a fish out of water getting shutout by West Ham, of all teams! Guess it could have been worse, could have been Everton. The armband failed to return point this week, as defenders flourished again, but wasn’t able to see clean sheets across all the defenders. Where have the midfielders gone? In fact all attackers? Maybe this was one of those weekends that tests your patience. Continue reading “Premier League: GW22 Retrospect”

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”