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Title: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 07, 2016, 04:52:00 PM
Hi guys, welcome back to another big year of FPL. Maybe Rusty will beat me this season, but I doubt it  :P

The code is:

21621-114782

However a lot of you will have been automatically entered from last season, so bring it on!

Good luck for season 2016/17!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 07, 2016, 05:42:39 PM
Couple of mates have convinced me to play, will enter my team and win ;)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 07, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
Couple of mates have convinced me to play, will enter my team and win ;)

Literally 0% chance you play out the whole season. Don't think you realise how long it is  :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: fanTCfool on August 07, 2016, 06:49:08 PM
Is this the one run by Virtual Sports?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Rusty00 on August 07, 2016, 08:04:16 PM
Hi guys, welcome back to another big year of FPL. Maybe Rusty will beat me this season, but I doubt it  :P
Haha I was probably going to give this season a miss as like you said it's a long season and takes up a fair bit of time to stick it out and was trying to spend less time on fantasy sports.

You may have just given me a reason to play again though to try and beat you ;)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 07, 2016, 08:14:41 PM
Is this the one run by Virtual Sports?
Nah the one on the premier league website :)



I haven't played for two seasons now and was considering playing for this season, such a tough decision I know I won't stick it out though ahhhhhhh.... Will make up my mind over the week lol
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 08, 2016, 06:54:34 AM
Couple of mates have convinced me to play, will enter my team and win ;)

Literally 0% chance you play out the whole season. Don't think you realise how long it is  :P
I've played the last few seasons and have got progressively further into the season each time. The season goes for like 9 months, yeah?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 08, 2016, 10:27:25 AM
Couple of mates have convinced me to play, will enter my team and win ;)

Literally 0% chance you play out the whole season. Don't think you realise how long it is  :P
I've played the last few seasons and have got progressively further into the season each time. The season goes for like 9 months, yeah?

Yep haha
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: elephants on August 08, 2016, 03:16:59 PM
I'm in for my standard 4 weeks then bail for the next 34
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 08, 2016, 03:34:03 PM
Alrighty Gunited is in :D Bit like ele though I will probably forget after 4 weeks :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 08, 2016, 03:50:33 PM
I'm in for my standard 4 weeks then bail for the next 34

Think you were winning before you bailed as well, pretty strange way to go about it!!

Some good team name puns I have seen...

"Holding Matip"

"Ayew Holding Matip"
  ;D  ;D  ;D

Hi guys, welcome back to another big year of FPL. Maybe Rusty will beat me this season, but I doubt it  :P
Haha I was probably going to give this season a miss as like you said it's a long season and takes up a fair bit of time to stick it out and was trying to spend less time on fantasy sports.

You may have just given me a reason to play again though to try and beat you ;)

Haha won't be disappointed if you choose not to play, just remember that you never could beat me though  ;D  :P


Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 08, 2016, 04:37:29 PM
I'll be the first person to post their team.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/213kma.png)

So how far off track am I? From what I take from the scoring, wingers generally score better than those in the middle? I feel like I'm spending too much on the forwards at the cost of he mids, with the kids really falling away after Hazard/Payet.

Any thoughts/suggestions?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 08, 2016, 05:46:00 PM
I'm outta the loop with EPL knowledge but from looking at the prices there's not much worth spending on in the mids. I've gone with 3 huge strikers; Ibra, Sturridge and Aguero (May change Aguero though) and it kinda toils away from there. I'll look into the scouts articles during the week and see what I can find.

I think looking into projected finishes and early draws are important, there's no point in trying to find any more than 3 players that you can say you plan to hold for the entire season, the rest should be based on the draws in the first 5-10 MatchDays.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: elephants on August 08, 2016, 09:59:04 PM
I'm in for my standard 4 weeks then bail for the next 34

Think you were winning before you bailed as well, pretty strange way to go about it!!

Haha wow surely not :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 08, 2016, 10:28:14 PM
Might enter, keep up for as long as I can and inevitably forget and go ghost ship hahaha. Always happens!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: T Dog on August 09, 2016, 11:56:28 AM
The Dog is in   8)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 09, 2016, 06:09:20 PM
I'll be the first person to post their team.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/213kma.png)

So how far off track am I? From what I take from the scoring, wingers generally score better than those in the middle? I feel like I'm spending too much on the forwards at the cost of he mids, with the kids really falling away after Hazard/Payet.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Not too far off mate, you have just spent too much down back which hurts the team as a whole. And you've broken the number one rule of "always start aguero" :P

Spending a lot on forwards is fine because they score. They can score multiple goals and so aren't really capped for how many points they can get. Defenders just get 4 points for clean sheet and rarely score so that is why heavy investment isn't encouraged as CS are generally more of a lottery
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 09, 2016, 10:19:32 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/v8lpic.jpg)
Reasons behind my team:
 - United, Totteham have a good draw early, so Darmain, Walker, De Gea hopegully give me points. Eriksen, Kane and Ibra are guns anyway
 - Costa is decent, may yet look at changing him to Aguero and Eriksen to someone priced $5.5 or less
 - Hector is from Arsenal and I need to start on Gunner
 - Amat, Lowton two cheap defenders not really planning on starting them ever
 - Redmond apparently going to play Striker to start the season? I like that
 - Townsend, Feghouli idk I just read stuff on the PL website that said they might be good
 - Danny Drinkwater has an awesome name
 - Jakupovic seems to be in lots of teams


Spite you're the legend here, thoughts? Anyone we just have to pick/not pick?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: great white on August 09, 2016, 10:46:16 PM
I am back to defend my title WINNING!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 10, 2016, 01:32:22 PM
I am back to defend my title WINNING!

Looking forward to catching you this year mate! Maybe my TC will get me more than 3 points this season  ::)  :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 10, 2016, 01:38:40 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/v8lpic.jpg)
Reasons behind my team:
 - United, Totteham have a good draw early, so Darmain, Walker, De Gea hopegully give me points. Eriksen, Kane and Ibra are guns anyway
 - Costa is decent, may yet look at changing him to Aguero and Eriksen to someone priced $5.5 or less
 - Hector is from Arsenal and I need to start on Gunner
 - Amat, Lowton two cheap defenders not really planning on starting them ever
 - Redmond apparently going to play Striker to start the season? I like that
 - Townsend, Feghouli idk I just read stuff on the PL website that said they might be good
 - Danny Drinkwater has an awesome name
 - Jakupovic seems to be in lots of teams


Spite you're the legend here, thoughts? Anyone we just have to pick/not pick?

Yeah quite a few things need to change. You've gone expensive down back and also up front, this makes your team not very flexible which is super important.

Darmian isn't starting for united so he needs to go. Bellerin I do not like just because Arsenal do not have a great early draw and also they do not have any fit CBs and I'm not sure they will keep CS early. He certainly isn't cheap, hes the most expensive defender in the game.

Don't have 2 4.0 defenders that don't play or you get a zero if one of your defenders doesn't start. Make one a 4.5 (keep amat).

(Do bellerin to a 5.5 and darmian to a 4.5, as well as lowton to a 4.5 and then rotate the 4.5s based on fixtures).

Pick ferghouli or drinkwater, but not both. The midfield is super weak and it's not worth it, drop a striker. A 6.5 striker will score more goals and points than what a 6.5 mid will score. So downgrade a striker to a 6.5 and upgrade a 5.5 mid to a 8.5+ mid and then drop down the other 5.5 to a 4.5 bench mid, someone like capoue or holsberg or fletcher.

Your team will look ten times better and more capable of jumping on guns players who start hot
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 10, 2016, 05:23:19 PM
So the league is the same one from last season? Good as!

Haven't really done my research yet (though I probably should asap lel).

Team is currently:

Schmeichel
Fuchs, Alderweireld, Monreal
Eriksen, Redmond, Fabregas, Payet
Negredo, Zlatan, Vardy

Jakupovic, Amat, Capoue, Ogbonna
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 10, 2016, 05:26:22 PM
Cheers Spite :) I think Amat and Lowton will play from what I have looked up, but McAuley seems to have a decent run so rolled with him. Gone with Negredo at ST3 as well behind Zlatan and Kane to open up funds to turn Feghouli to any mid I want (Which is the tough bit :P)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on August 10, 2016, 05:48:42 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/153r9j7.jpg)

this is my squad. took a few risks.
Foster @ GK1. injured most of last season. besides last year he's avg'd 117.6 the 5 years before that.
gone for a "safe" DEF (4x100)
a "safe" MID (4x150) with the hopes that Firmino can push 200  ;)  (YNWA  :P )
Aguero is a must for captain, and Ibra will get his 20 goal avg ever since he joined Juve.

my bench is so common LOL, i see most teams have it
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: T Dog on August 10, 2016, 07:29:26 PM
My bench is unique then..lol... :o
Stekelenberg; Mendy; B.Smith and Klavan.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: timmyparso on August 10, 2016, 08:17:01 PM
Look out for team IbraTIMovic!!

Valdes  (Pickford)
Stones, Bellerin, Valencia (Taylor, Smith)
Payet, Hazard, Alli, Townsend (Hojbjerg)
Ibrahimovic, Gray, Negredo
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: fanTCfool on August 12, 2016, 07:21:34 PM
I don't follow EPL or Soccer in general, so:
a) help me pick a club to follow
and
b) let me know which players are the cheap locks!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 12, 2016, 08:45:51 PM
I'd advise following Chelsea or Leicester, no bias.  :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on August 12, 2016, 09:53:19 PM
a) help me pick a club to follow

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3d/3a/46/3d3a46800bc9155a57264a2918503806.jpg)

b) let me know which players are the cheap locks!

basic structure is...

GK - 1 x (4.5 - 5.5) & 1 x (4.0 playing cheapie who'll gain money)
DEF - 2-3 x (5.0 - 6.0) 2-3 (4.0 - 4.5 playing cheapie who'll gain money)
MID - 3-4 x (7.5 - 11.0) & 1-2 x (4.5 - 5.5 playing cheapie who'll gain money)
FWD - 2 x (9.0 - 13.0) & 1 x (4.5 - 6.5 playing cheapie who'll gain money)

cheapies - Amat, Fletcher, Gray, Jakupovic, feghouli, friend, Mee, lowton, Kante

try and find FWDs who're listed as MIDs.

hope that helps.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: WhatMate on August 12, 2016, 10:19:19 PM
I agree with keeper RE: choosing a club to follow

Havent done this for ages, all of a sudden there is some new stuff? All Out Attack, Bench Boost,Triple Captain????

Here's the team:

De Gea (Jakupovic)
Walker, Baines, N.Taylor (McAuley, Amat)
Payet, Firmino, Shaqiri, Redmond (Fletcher)
Aguero, Ibrahimovic, Negredo
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 13, 2016, 07:18:53 AM
Follow Chelsea mate  8)

Also lock in Gray, scored about 10 goals in 5 pre season games.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: DazBurg on August 13, 2016, 10:29:43 AM
(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g445/DazBurg/premier%20league%20fantasy_zpsjrrqinu7.jpg)

thoughts?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 13, 2016, 09:55:28 PM
Apparently the FPL site is rip atm, ffs.  :-\
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 13, 2016, 10:16:50 PM
Vardy playing showere  :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: timmyparso on August 13, 2016, 11:09:09 PM
Apparently the FPL site is rip atm, ffs.  :-\

Working now. First game started early. Hull just beat Leicester!!!!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: blue on August 13, 2016, 11:27:17 PM
Love how you auto sign up from last year
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: blue on August 13, 2016, 11:30:13 PM
How is everyone actually watching the epl, you get 1 game on sbs but then as far as I can tell you have to have Optus. Is there another way somehow?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 14, 2016, 12:44:44 PM
35 with De Gea, Payet and Ibra (c) to go. Nergedo, McAuley and Redmond all in my team all currently in the DreamTeam :)

Sigurdsson not starting is my most worrying part so far...
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: DazBurg on August 14, 2016, 01:10:05 PM
damn i got mcauley on the bench :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 14, 2016, 02:13:33 PM
So apparently my lineup changes didn't save.  :(

As a result, my starting team is on 18, my bench is on 27.  :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 14, 2016, 02:14:29 PM
So apparently my lineup changes didn't save.  :(

As a result, my starting team is on 18, my bench is on 27.  :P
Yep, must remember unlike AFL Fantasy games you must hit 'save changes' in this game ::) Probably caught out everyone that's in the FF league at some stage :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 14, 2016, 05:13:00 PM
So apparently my lineup changes didn't save.  :(

As a result, my starting team is on 18, my bench is on 27.  :P
Yep, must remember unlike AFL Fantasy games you must hit 'save changes' in this game ::) Probably caught out everyone that's in the FF league at some stage :(

In my first season I traded in Silva and put him on the field, didn't click save changes and watched him score 10+ as my third sub.

Off to a decent start this season but Ibra could change all that considering I went Kane over him
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on August 15, 2016, 10:22:53 AM
scored 52.

not bad.
would've been more if i stuck with my gut picks - Snoddy (100+ for a few years)

march on to next week. BTW great win by the reds. gave me a heart attack with the poor defending. #MORENOOUT
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: WhatMate on August 15, 2016, 07:05:45 PM
Scored 69 I think that's alright.
Does our free transfer carry over to the next week if we dont use it or is it just one per week?

Anyone care to explain please?
Havent done this for ages, all of a sudden there is some new stuff? All Out Attack, Bench Boost,Triple Captain????
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: timmyparso on August 15, 2016, 08:09:01 PM
Scored 69 I think that's alright.
Does our free transfer carry over to the next week if we dont use it or is it just one per week?

Anyone care to explain please?
Havent done this for ages, all of a sudden there is some new stuff? All Out Attack, Bench Boost,Triple Captain????

f you don't use free transfer it carries over to next week but maximum free transfers is 2. You can make as many tranfers as you like but the non-free ones will cost you 4 points.

The  All Out Attack, Bench Boost,Triple Captain were new last year and are bonus "chips" but you only get to use 1 per season.

All out attack: play 3 forwards, 5 midfielders and only 2 defenders

Triple captain: 3 times captain score

Bench boost: all 15 players in squad contribute to score
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: tor01doc on August 16, 2016, 11:21:13 PM
Well thank goodness the SC season is just about over. Absolute rubbish this year.

Bring on Fantasy EPL.

Good luck to you all.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 20, 2016, 11:12:58 AM
Yay Ibra! :D
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 20, 2016, 11:30:27 AM
Kinda forgot that GW2 started last night but I had Zlatan captain anyway so I guess it's all good?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on August 20, 2016, 03:04:32 PM
Kinda forgot that GW2 started last night but I had Zlatan captain anyway so I guess it's all good?

Worked well for you!

Not having Ibra has really killed my start to the season
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 21, 2016, 12:05:43 AM
FAARRRRRRKKK! Benched McAuley because of fixtures :( Amat you better keep a clean sheet now!!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 21, 2016, 01:39:37 AM
Patience running thin on Harry Kane and Gylfi Sigurdsson :-\

I think with Paredes not even being named on the bench this week means I'll trade him out with one of my FTs. Not sure what to do with the other yet.

52 points for me, with Payet and Negredo to come. 60 for the week would be nice :)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on August 21, 2016, 08:48:41 AM
Put too much faith in my man Jamie Vardy, probably should have picked Kun Aguero instead.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: timmyparso on August 21, 2016, 09:14:32 AM
FAARRRRRRKKK! Benched McAuley because of fixtures :( Amat you better keep a clean sheet now!!

Had him benched for 2 weeks now  :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 21, 2016, 09:27:47 AM
I benched McAuley last week, but picked him this week...

At the expense of Shaw >:(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on August 22, 2016, 09:19:18 AM
80 points this week.
Not bad I guess.

Feel sorry for those that didn't start with aguero and Zlatan.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: timmyparso on August 22, 2016, 12:35:47 PM
80 points this week.
Not bad I guess.

Feel sorry for those that didn't start with aguero and Zlatan.

73 without Aguero but have Gray and Negredo instead.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 22, 2016, 12:53:22 PM
My phone is saying I got 59 but it hasn't accounted for Drinkwater coming on for Payet and for some unknown reason it says Negredo is my captain? ??? I definitely captained Ibra :P So I believe I got 65 which is low but not the worst! Payet is going, maybe Kane as well? (Get Aguero in and then a cheaper mid?)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on August 22, 2016, 03:17:42 PM
My phone is saying I got 59 but it hasn't accounted for Drinkwater coming on for Payet and for some unknown reason it says Negredo is my captain? ??? I definitely captained Ibra :P So I believe I got 65 which is low but not the worst! Payet is going, maybe Kane as well? (Get Aguero in and then a cheaper mid?)
Yeah my phone's stuffed up as well. It's right on the laptop tho  :-\
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on August 29, 2016, 10:15:47 PM
Two crappy weeks in a row for me... 30 last week yuk. Only De Gea and Baines got me more than 2.

Using the wildcard this week though, wanted to get rid of Stones, Kane and Eriksen and am using it to pocket some $$$ along the way too :)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on August 29, 2016, 11:24:40 PM
41 this week
Pretty average.

Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Football Factory on August 30, 2016, 08:00:46 PM
I was in this this but somehow stuffed up using my wildcard, ended up getting 24 points taken off my first round score. I emailed them and they wouldn't fix it up for me, I said it doesn't matter there's always next year lol.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on September 06, 2016, 07:50:17 AM
I've got a problem. Payet. I still have him and I'm thinking of getting rid of him, but he has some nice fixtures coming up and has played some minutes for France, so is it really worth getting rid of him?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: WhatMate on September 11, 2016, 05:15:38 PM
I've got a problem. Payet. I still have him and I'm thinking of getting rid of him, but he has some nice fixtures coming up and has played some minutes for France, so is it really worth getting rid of him?
Same issue. I held and was rewarded. That assist though, out of this world.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on September 11, 2016, 06:26:44 PM
Would've been better off not using my wildcard... Other than bringing in Capoue (Still benched him) everyone has been crap...
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: DazBurg on September 11, 2016, 08:04:59 PM
Would've been better off not using my wildcard... Other than bringing in Capoue (Still benched him) everyone has been crap...
same only made 4 moves ::)
but had capoue on field terrible besides that
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on September 12, 2016, 07:16:50 AM
Traded out Erikson and look what happened  ::)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on September 12, 2016, 12:09:39 PM
38 points. Hazard as Captain   :'(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on September 12, 2016, 01:22:24 PM
I got 38 with Baines and Barkley to go :-\ I told myself to never take the C off Ibra, and holding to that.

My Pre-Wildcard (GW3) team:
De Gea (Jakupovic)
Alderweireld, Baines, Stones (McAuley, Amat)
Sigurdsson, Barkley, Redmond, Eriksen (Drinkwater)
Kane, Negredo, Ibra [c]

My Post-Wildcard (GW4) team:
Foster (Jakupovic)
Valencia, Baines, McAuley, Alderweireld (Amat)
Hazard, Sterling, Barkley (Redmond, Capoue)
Costa, Negredo, Ibra [c]

My GW4 team has 38 with 2 to play, but GW3 team would have 47 points with the same 2 to play, but no doubt I would've played McAuley over Stones (+4) and traded in Capoue for Drinkwater and named him over Redmond (+12)

So I'm stupid! The good bit though is that I used the WildCard to up my team value to $100.8 with $0.9 leftover :)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: DazBurg on September 12, 2016, 07:31:28 PM
been eyeing off antonio as liked him last seaosn
didn't know who to cut for him and lok what happens

keepi9ng qa keen eye on everton match as me thinking barley may go West ham got a good fixture still so would be a decent move
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on September 13, 2016, 10:04:50 PM
Probably should remember to check my team hey...
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on September 13, 2016, 10:11:43 PM
Thinking about using my Wildcard. I have some good stuff but a bit of dead wood as well. I'm thinking of making say 5 changes, is that an appropriate number to use or should I be looking at more?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on September 14, 2016, 01:52:17 PM
Thinking about using my Wildcard. I have some good stuff but a bit of dead wood as well. I'm thinking of making say 5 changes, is that an appropriate number to use or should I be looking at more?

GW6 has some fixture changes (arsenal, pool, whm, watford get nice runs) so would ideally use it then, as well as getting kun back in ofcourse
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on September 18, 2016, 10:20:02 PM
The FPL admin might be as dodgy as the SC admin! Ibra given an assist for something that was not even close to one apparently! (Seeing as he's my perma C I'll take it!)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on September 19, 2016, 09:36:06 AM
46 this week. I'm guessing that's on par
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on September 19, 2016, 10:20:27 AM
I got 48. Starting Capoue this coming GW! Watch him fire a blank now :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on September 19, 2016, 10:36:45 AM
45. First time I've scored below the average score this season. Forgot to use my transfer as well, so will have 2 this week  8)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on September 19, 2016, 01:38:36 PM
It is all very close in our league. I scored 64 and managed to drop from 7th to 8th!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on September 28, 2016, 10:34:57 AM
dismal 41 points.  >:(
Capoue as Capt.  >:(
Aguero bangs 13  :'(

dunno about trades yet, but i really want Milner in, he's been amazing the last 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Nige on September 28, 2016, 10:52:13 AM
Tried to do transfers last week just before the first game of the round and wouldn't let me and didn't have time after that to do it. Team's unintentionally been left untouched since I made it.  :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: LordSneeze on September 28, 2016, 12:06:44 PM
Im not doing too bad so far. Sitting 280k or thereabouts and fairly happy with the team I have.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on September 28, 2016, 12:06:45 PM
Yeah they lock the lineups an hour before the first game of the week.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 03, 2016, 01:40:21 PM
dismal 41 points.  >:(
Capoue as Capt.  >:(
Aguero bangs 13  :'(

dunno about trades yet, but i really want Milner in, he's been amazing the last 2 weeks.

Don't get Milner, he relies on pens for points. I would rather be getting Son/Walcott/Lallana for someone in that price range.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 03, 2016, 01:42:24 PM
How are your squads going guys?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: LordSneeze on October 03, 2016, 07:31:19 PM
Pretty happy with my team.

Cech
Coleman/Walker/Koscielny
Sterling/Payet/Snodgrass/Capoue
Deeney/Aguero/Ibra

Jakupovic/Amat/Fletcher/Kone

Went from 280k to 145k this week after a 58 point haul. Still have all of my boosts & a Team value of 100.7mil.

Just gotta keep it up now
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 05, 2016, 10:24:02 AM
Pretty happy with my team.

Cech
Coleman/Walker/Koscielny
Sterling/Payet/Snodgrass/Capoue
Deeney/Aguero/Ibra

Jakupovic/Amat/Fletcher/Kone

Went from 280k to 145k this week after a 58 point haul. Still have all of my boosts & a Team value of 100.7mil.

Just gotta keep it up now

Are you going to keep Ibra?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: LordSneeze on October 05, 2016, 11:13:35 AM
Pretty happy with my team.

Cech
Coleman/Walker/Koscielny
Sterling/Payet/Snodgrass/Capoue
Deeney/Aguero/Ibra

Jakupovic/Amat/Fletcher/Kone

Went from 280k to 145k this week after a 58 point haul. Still have all of my boosts & a Team value of 100.7mil.

Just gotta keep it up now

Are you going to keep Ibra?
Not sure ATM. I have 2 free trades so I was looking at options the other day to move him allowing to upgrade a mid, but there isn't anything that looked enticing enough with a good/reasonable draw.

Depends on what happens with Sterling's injury aswell.

No games this week though, so gonna hold off on any decision until late next week.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 05, 2016, 11:33:22 AM
Sanchez would have to be the one to jump on in the mids, we have a good draw I read.


My team has turned to dirt. Ibra has been playing well but just can't find a goal!! :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 05, 2016, 12:12:31 PM
I'm pretty sure Sterling is faking an injury so he doesn't have to play an international game. I think Sanchez might be a must-have and a couple of weeks ago I downgraded Ibra to Deeney to find the funds for Sanchez. I'm looking to bring in an Arsenal defender because they have looked solid at the back, keeping a clean sheet in their last 2 games.

Another interesting stat is that Southampton have kept a clean sheet in their last 6 games (all competitions). I think I might also invest in Burnley's defence because they have looked super solid at home. Keeping clean sheets against Liverpool and Watford and Arsenal only managed to score against them in the last minute.

Some other mid-priced mids to watch are Walcott, Son and Lallana. They have looked pretty good over the past few weeks.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: LordSneeze on October 05, 2016, 01:36:37 PM
Sanchez would have to be the one to jump on in the mids, we have a good draw I read.
My team has turned to dirt. Ibra has been playing well but just can't find a goal!! :(

I'm pretty sure Sterling is faking an injury so he doesn't have to play an international game. I think Sanchez might be a must-have and a couple of weeks ago I downgraded Ibra to Deeney to find the funds for Sanchez. I'm looking to bring in an Arsenal defender because they have looked solid at the back, keeping a clean sheet in their last 2 games.

Another interesting stat is that Southampton have kept a clean sheet in their last 6 games (all competitions). I think I might also invest in Burnley's defence because they have looked super solid at home. Keeping clean sheets against Liverpool and Watford and Arsenal only managed to score against them in the last minute.

Some other mid-priced mids to watch are Walcott, Son and Lallana. They have looked pretty good over the past few weeks.

Yeah Sanchez is the one I want. Originally I was going to go De Bruyne/Antonio, but felt better with Sterling/Payet. Had a feeling Antonio was going to drop off when he moved back from the strikers role.
Arsenals draw was the reason I bought in Cech & Kochielny 2 weeks ago, which turned out to be a masterstroke. Is having Sanchez as a third Arsenal player a bad idea. The next 3 weeks are soft and then it gets a bit tougher.

The problem with downgrading Ibra is I cannot see anyone who im confident enough in.. Lukaku is the one as Man Citys defence is poor, then they have a few good fixtures at home.
Issue is that id be .6 off going Sterling to Sanchez, could get Walcott and leave 3 mil in the bank.

Interesting about Southampton, but im not taking that risk as they have some tough matches coming up, same with Burnley
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 06, 2016, 09:40:42 AM
I don't think having Sanchez is a bad idea and imo, I think he is going to explode against Sunderland and Middlesborough over the next few weeks. I also think Walcott is a good pick and will only be behind Sanchez in Arsenal's total points over the next few games.

Costa may be a one to watch as he has only blanked once this year (score of 2 or less). I've gone for Lukaku because he has easier fixtures compared to Costa.

Son is also one to watch, he's only behind Aguero in minutes per goal.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 07, 2016, 12:59:56 AM
Well after lasts weeks horrendous 35 (I didn't know the gameweek started Friday night instead of Saturday night and didn't transfer or set my team :'( ) I have played my WC.

Grabbed the key players I was missing and will likely for the first time ever play a 3-5-2 weekly with a midfield of Sanchez, Sterling, Firmino, Walcott and Son
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 07, 2016, 12:25:32 PM
Well after lasts weeks horrendous 35 (I didn't know the gameweek started Friday night instead of Saturday night and didn't transfer or set my team :'( ) I have played my WC.

Grabbed the key players I was missing and will likely for the first time ever play a 3-5-2 weekly with a midfield of Sanchez, Sterling, Firmino, Walcott and Son

Damn, that's an awesome midfield. I'm guessing your other 6 starters are: Aguero, Lukaku, Walker, Holebas, Koscielny and Heaton.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 16, 2016, 05:14:12 PM
Well after lasts weeks horrendous 35 (I didn't know the gameweek started Friday night instead of Saturday night and didn't transfer or set my team :'( ) I have played my WC.

Grabbed the key players I was missing and will likely for the first time ever play a 3-5-2 weekly with a midfield of Sanchez, Sterling, Firmino, Walcott and Son

Damn, that's an awesome midfield. I'm guessing your other 6 starters are: Aguero, Lukaku, Walker, Holebas, Koscielny and Heaton.

Haha I couldn't afford it by like 0.6m because I have low team value.

I ended up going with;

Pick/Grant
Mustafi, Clyne, Holebas, Francis, Amat
Sanchez, Payet, Firmino, Walcott, Leko
Kun, Deeney, Cal Wilson

Captained Wilson this week so have jumped form 12th in our FF league to 4th! Right back in it  8)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on October 17, 2016, 06:42:29 PM
I'm on 54 with 2 players to go.
Walcott (C)

Team value - £102.9
Bank - £0.6
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 17, 2016, 06:52:22 PM
I'm on 54 with 2 players to go.
Walcott (C)

Team value - £102.9
Bank - £0.6

You're not in the FF league? Why don't you join?

I'm into equal second now, what a week it's been for me! 64 with firmino to go :)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 17, 2016, 09:41:14 PM
I wish I had captained someone else instead of Aguero  >:(. My disastrous week was salvaged by Holebas. But even with Holebas's 15, I've still done poorly. 36 with Firmino to come.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 17, 2016, 09:48:53 PM
I want to know how I managed to play this game and not select the Greek man Holebas...

29 with Ibra (C) and Valencia tonight, but slowly losing interest as per usual :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Keeper27 on October 18, 2016, 12:16:34 PM
I'm on 54 with 2 players to go.
Walcott (C)

Team value - £102.9
Bank - £0.6

You're not in the FF league? Why don't you join?

I'm into equal second now, what a week it's been for me! 64 with firmino to go :)

How do I join?

Ended up with 63
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 18, 2016, 07:36:27 PM
How do I join?

Ended up with 63

The league code is 21621-114782
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 23, 2016, 12:12:22 PM
How have you guys done this week?

It's the first time my defense has done well, with each of them getting a clean sheet. I also think I chose the right captain this week by choosing Payet over Sanchez.

51 with Aguero to go
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 23, 2016, 12:14:27 PM
17... Got 4 players to come though
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 24, 2016, 12:47:47 PM
How have you guys done this week?

It's the first time my defense has done well, with each of them getting a clean sheet. I also think I chose the right captain this week by choosing Payet over Sanchez.

51 with Aguero to go

Good work!

I finished with 49, also Payet C (good call!)

Anyway I am back to the top of the league ladder  :P 11th to 1st in just two gameweeks, so anyones game still!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 25, 2016, 09:18:25 PM
I finished with 49, also Payet C (good call!)

Anyway I am back to the top of the league ladder  :P 11th to 1st in just two gameweeks, so anyones game still!

Nice work Spite! I've moved from 7th into 2nd in the fanfooty league but the competition seems tight as the difference in points between ranks is pretty small. Let's hope the arrows stay green and don't turn into a nasty red.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 25, 2016, 09:25:31 PM
I've dropped to 19th but I reckon guys above me aren't even logging in anymore that's how bad I am :( My reluctance to take the C off Ibra let alone transfer him off is hurting me, but if it means he won't score for as long as I keep it there then I'm happy with that trade off! :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 26, 2016, 11:59:58 AM
Where my squad sits right now:

Foster (Jakupovic)
Valencia, Morgan, Holebas (McAuley, Amat)
Hazard, Sterling, Walcott, Shaqiri (Capoue)
Costa, Ibrahimovic, Benteke

Used my FT for the week already (Snodgras -> Shaqiri), but moving forward from here I was thinking of turning Jakupovic into a playing keeper (Heaton?) and then some more shuffling in defence. Got $1.6mil left over
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 26, 2016, 11:23:15 PM
Where my squad sits right now:

Foster (Jakupovic)
Valencia, Morgan, Holebas (McAuley, Amat)
Hazard, Sterling, Walcott, Shaqiri (Capoue)
Costa, Ibrahimovic, Benteke

Used my FT for the week already (Snodgras -> Shaqiri), but moving forward from here I was thinking of turning Jakupovic into a playing keeper (Heaton?) and then some more shuffling in defence. Got $1.6mil left over

Benteke to Austin would open up a fair few doors for you. Especially if sterling starts getting rotated.

Don't both with a keeper transfer as WBA fixture are about to get good and you won't be playing Heaton
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on October 27, 2016, 08:16:49 PM
Who are you guys going to captain this week? I'm leaning towards Deeney but may captain Sanchez.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on October 27, 2016, 09:13:03 PM
Who are you guys going to captain this week? I'm leaning towards Deeney but may captain Sanchez.

Opposite thought to you but same two people
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on October 29, 2016, 09:40:27 PM
> Theo Walcott is his favourite player
> Doesn't pick Theo Walcott because of injury history
> Theo Walcott does well
> Brings in Theo Walcott
> Theo Walcott gets injured

rip
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Goosey on October 30, 2016, 11:32:56 AM
Hi All,

Came across this thread today, awesome! Liverpool fan and FPL enthusiast, have joined the league and look forward to the rest of the season!

Stuck with Aguero as C this week and finally got some payback for the poor returns over the past few weeks!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on November 01, 2016, 04:45:21 PM
Hi All,

Came across this thread today, awesome! Liverpool fan and FPL enthusiast, have joined the league and look forward to the rest of the season!

Stuck with Aguero as C this week and finally got some payback for the poor returns over the past few weeks!

Nice! I wish I had captained Aguero, but instead I captained Deeney. Hull wanted to defend for once >:(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 11:32:19 AM
Need a defender, any thoughts? I own Morgan (LEI), Amat (SWA), McAuley (WBA), Holebas (WAT), Valencia (MUN) at the moment. Holebas suspended for the next match, and Valencia is the one i'm transferring out.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on November 07, 2016, 03:35:48 PM
Need a defender, any thoughts? I own Morgan (LEI), Amat (SWA), McAuley (WBA), Holebas (WAT), Valencia (MUN) at the moment. Holebas suspended for the next match, and Valencia is the one i'm transferring out.

Has to be a chelsea defender. Go for Alonso
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: GoTheEagles on November 10, 2016, 07:52:42 PM
Who else hates international breaks? :(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on November 20, 2016, 02:06:24 PM
Anichebe!!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on November 21, 2016, 10:03:11 AM
Even with Ibra and Holebas out, on 47 with McAuley and Foster to play. I knew my fortunes would change eventually!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Goosey on November 27, 2016, 11:14:48 AM
Last minute change from Aguero to Coutinho for the C, epic fail  >:(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on November 28, 2016, 03:31:56 PM
Last minute change from Aguero to Coutinho for the C, epic fail  >:(

Haha yeah I did the same but to Firmino. Still scored well this week even with the C fail :) Up to 19k overall already!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on November 28, 2016, 04:14:04 PM
Of course I traded Coutinho in the week  >:(
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on November 28, 2016, 08:11:50 PM
Of course I traded Coutinho in the week  >:(
I did it two weeks ago not very happy either :-\

Scored 56 which is nice slowly moving up the rankings :D 3rd in the FF group for the month of November so I'm getting better ;)

Now to make 2 useful transfers... ;)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 04, 2016, 03:28:26 PM
Only made Countinho to Sigurdsson. I was tempted by Benteke to Anichebe to be able to go Shaqiri to Mane (most likely, in without a Liverpool player) but held off and Benteke gets 12 :D

Got 51 with Ibra C to go :) As long as Ibra gets positive points it'll be another rankings climb
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: nrich102 on December 04, 2016, 03:56:47 PM
Captain Sanchez means 93 for the week  8)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 04, 2016, 07:44:35 PM
Captain Sanchez means 93 for the week  8)
Yeah I probably need to get him in asap... Trouble is how...
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 09, 2016, 01:48:05 PM
Turning Shaqiri to Fer and can then looking at Jakupovic/Foster to any keeper except Courtois or Fabianski, which one should I get?
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on December 09, 2016, 08:36:20 PM
Heaton if he's fit
Forster for smoky
Butland when he's back
De Gea if you want to splash the cash

I usually go cheap in GK.

If you have foster then just save the transfer man
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 11, 2016, 09:10:22 PM
If you have foster then just save the transfer man
I'll keep listening to you but Foster is really bugging me :(

Shaqiri -> Fer did nothing in the end as Shaqiri got 2 but Fer didn't play (Anyone know why?) so I get Capoue's 2 off the bench.

On 34 mainly thanks to Gylfi getting 13, with Foster, Alonso, Hazard, Costa and Ibra (c) to come. Hopefully can make it my 5th 50+ week in a row.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 12, 2016, 04:19:10 PM
Ended up on 59 so pretty happy :)

Now it's operation get Sanchez for the Boxing Day matches (So in 3 GWs time)... I want to do it whilst keeping Costa, Hazard, Ibra, Benteke, Sigurdsson and Walcott so it's going to be pretty much impossible haha

Or maybe I should just spend the $3.1 mil I have in the bank and back the guns I have got.


Edit: Oooo Benteke has United, Chelsea and Arsenal in 3 of their next 4, is there a cheap striker I could jump on??
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on December 28, 2016, 12:13:50 AM
Extended my run of 50+ scores into 8 GameWeeks 8) This Ibra perma-C is starting to work out alright ;)

Sitting top of the FF league for December at this point as well :o (Others would have more players remaining so I will probably lose that spot tonight)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on January 01, 2017, 01:12:43 PM
Need 3 from Holebas to make it 9 in a row with 50+ :-\ Hoping for an assist against an under strength Spurs.
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on January 13, 2017, 03:53:29 PM
Not overly happy with the trades I just made but we will see. Turned Alonso and Hazard to Daniels and Sanchez and took a -4 at the same time. I wanted to get Sanchez in two weeks ago, but now I think I have to. His numbers have been better with Giroud in the team, his scoring hasn't come yet though.

Foster (Jakupovic)
Daniels, Holebas, Walker (McAuley, Amat)
Sanchez, Pogba, Antonio, Phillips (Capoue)
Ibra, Costa, Negredo

Where I sit at the moment. Want to move on both Watford players soon, especially Holebas to another defender (Will need to see who's fixtures look good)
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: PowerBug on May 21, 2017, 10:11:02 PM
Looks like WINNING! will take out the FF League. Has a 22 point lead on Bulgarian Beats heading into the final round.

Looks like I will finish 8th at worst, 6th at best, about 100 points off the leader (Which was all lost early in the season). Pretty happy that I have played the entire season though, been fun doing this :D
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Spite on May 22, 2017, 11:18:40 AM
Congrats WINNING, didn't even realise I nearly caught you lol should have made Kane but mucked around with Matip. Well done!
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: great white on May 24, 2017, 08:52:17 PM
Congrats WINNING, didn't even realise I nearly caught you lol should have made Kane but mucked around with Matip. Well done! Cheers sprite
Title: Re: Fantasy Premier League 2016/2017 season
Post by: Hawka on May 25, 2017, 01:22:33 AM
Good job PB
Il be in next season for sure!