GW32+ Retrospect: Bleeding Red

For the second week in a row, I’ve finished above the weekly average (50 points) with 55 points, but failed to pick up a green, resulting in a second red arrow in a row. Frustrated with the results, I gambled on a few players for my wild card that failed to pay off. Guess I should have known better than to put my trust in Nigel Pearson to actually field a starting Xi that might have competed against So’ton. Now that I’ve used my Bench Boost, Free Hit and Wild Card, I look to run the remainder of the season with just one chip remaining and a few good paper options. Continue reading “GW32+ Retrospect: Bleeding Red”

GW31+ Retrospect: 72 Red!

It sounds like some sort of NFL play call, however that was my final score for GW31+, which resulted in a red arrow. It’s always a tough pill to swallow when your starting XI finished 10 points above the weekly average (62) and it results in a red arrow. Not the first time it, nor will it be the last. I mentioned previously, I am not followed the ownership numbers of the top 1000 managers, that group finished on 69 points, which is partly responsible for the red arrow this game week. The KDB goal and points from players like Salah and Alexander-Arnold really hurt since I did not include any of those teams when I activated my Free Hit chip for the game week. Continue reading “GW31+ Retrospect: 72 Red!”

GW31+ Retrospect: Disappointment

Now maybe I come across as an asshole when I say I only scored 121 points on the restart this last week for GW30+. It was a week in which 66 points was the average score and the highest points was 165. I honestly was hoping for 150-160, as FPL decided to give all managers unlimited transfers. Couple that with the Bench Boost chip with four teams on a double game week and the pieces were there. Continue reading “GW31+ Retrospect: Disappointment”

2019/20 Premier League: GW8 Retrospect

For such a low scoring week, I will consider myself lucky I finished on 43 points and saw a small green arrow, scoring 7 points over the weekly average of 36 points. That is the sort of weeklly average we see when very few captains hit and very few premium players scoring. I took a chance and captained Teemu Pukki, at home for another wasted armband. That makes 5 game weeks in a row that I had a successful captain play. More importantly, my team continues tick on with a consistency I am pleased with, even though I find myself off that 60 PPG average I am targeting. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW8 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Retrospect

It’s always more difficult to provide a weekly retrospect on my squad after another Watford loss. It’s been a tough year for the Hornets and in some regard for my FPL team. Every time it feel likes I’ve turned the corner, I get smacked upside the head with another red arrow. Such is FPL and fantasy sports in general. Just when you think you have it figured out, you end up looking bewildered and left scratching your head. That was my GW6 as I look back on what was and what could have been. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect

*queue Nat King Cole* “Unforgettable, that’s what you are…” That was the result at the conclusion of GW4, a second unforgettable game week and we are just four weeks into the FPL season. It’s not a personnel problem, as I activated my first wild card ahead of GW3 and have a strong starting XI. It was just one of those down weeks…again! It’s now two red arrows in the opening four weeks as the Premier League heads into the first international break. I do take comfort in knowing, I have two free transfers to use when play resumes. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Retrospect

Regression, as FPL managers we knew it was coming after many experienced an explosion of points after GW1 that was an extreme high weekly average. Many crashed back to reality in GW2, as the weekly average dropped 23 points. Yet my starting XI came up just three points short of the 41 point average, even if I would have picked those points up, chances were still high it would have been the first red arrow of the season. Defensively, my squad was sighted on the side of a milk carton, missing. Key players misfired, all which led to a very poor week, but the silver lining going forward, after two weeks I am still close to my PPW goal. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW2 Retrospect”

2019/20 Premier League: GW1 Retrospect

I want to welcome back all FPL managers to the FPL season. What a great way to start the season, some very big scores, as many Twitter accounts I follow all put in an excellent shift to the start of the season. It’s just one game week, but getting off to a strong start is key to a good season. For me I posted my best GW1 result, finishing on 84 points, achieving that “strong start” and exceeding my PPW average. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW1 Retrospect”

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”