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Funko 17-06-2015 18:59:53

What idiot got MoSe involved? - Fantasy Premier League 15/16

Fistandantilus 22-06-2015 14:49:00

CAn we join already?

Funko 23-06-2015 18:18:08

No but he said to start the thread. :bash:

MoSe 28-06-2015 08:24:16

Not exactly :p
I just asked who'd have started it :cute:

as we were beginning to talk about NEXT season fixtures...

For Fist, here's some guy who recorded starting dates (and times!) of FPL registration since 2006

Funko 30-06-2015 09:00:17


MoSe 30-06-2015 14:27:11

Now, since the weekend, you can't login to past season anymore

Login to Fantasy Premier League is temporarily unavailable while we perform essential maintenance.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience. Please try again later.
I suppose this means they're already preparing for the new one
how long will it take them, it's the question

Funko 30-06-2015 15:36:00

Well the analysis in the thing you posted suggests in a week or so

Fistandantilus 30-06-2015 19:50:52

I'm going to forget for sure as every year... then pick a bunch of players I don't know of the day before it starts :lol:

MoSe 07-07-2015 06:11:31

out of maintenance, re-registration open, but last season data still online
no link yet to enter new season team, nor fixtures or new price list

MoSe 09-07-2015 17:54:23


Fistandantilus 09-07-2015 18:30:02


MoSe 09-07-2015 18:48:40

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Chips can be used to potentially enhance your team's performance during the season.

Only one chip can be played in a single Gameweek. The chips available are as follows:


Name                Effect

All Out Attack        Allows you to play a 2-5-3 formation
Bench Boost        The points scored by your bench players are included in your total.
Triple Captain        Your captain points are tripled instead of doubled

Wildcard        All transfers (incl. those already made) in the Gameweek are free of charge

The All Out Attack, Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips can each be used once a season
and are played when saving your team on the my team page.
They can be cancelled at anytime before the Gameweek deadline.

The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season,
once in the first half of the season (before 28 Dec 14:00) and
once in the second half of the season.
The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can't be cancelled once played
The WC counting as a Chip means you can't use one of the new bonuses the same GW you play a WC

there's no "Transfers Window" WC, you can use your 2nd WC for that purpose
but you can't have BOTH a January WC and a late WC before a DGW

Fistandantilus 09-07-2015 22:02:37

The bench boost is way better than the others imo

Funko 12-07-2015 19:13:12

Yeah, definitely. Interesting stuff

Funko 12-07-2015 19:17:42

I've renewed the league

Funko 12-07-2015 19:19:21

Guarantee a captain red card, tripled when you play that one.

MoSe 13-07-2015 06:46:12

OK, 1st factoid of the season
Aguero+Costa+Kane + Hazard+Sanchez+Silva = UNAFFORDABLE
even with cheapest options in all the 9 remaining spots :mad:

Funko 13-07-2015 14:14:27

That should be unaffordable.

MoSe 21-07-2015 09:28:38

check in particular the "Detailed by Gameweek" tab
al all the other resources in the author's page!/

that's all I always dreamt to do, even as a RL job..
it's humbling to realise that I've been merely toying in the stone age with flint and sticks...
I might even quit FPL in despair

Funko 21-07-2015 16:13:52

You do loads more than I ever have.

MoSe 29-07-2015 13:42:38

Finn Willi (5) 29-07-2015 21:23:53

I never liked chemistry.

MoSe 29-07-2015 23:16:39


Originally Posted by Funko (Post 1064447)
I've renewed the league

if I'm not mistaken, there should be a new code for those who were not in it last season, and wish to join it anew
(like I did last season)

Could you publish it here?
Could you contact those who played it 2013/14 (or previously), and might like to come back after one (or more) season(s) hiatus?
I'm thinking for instance KG, RC (or nye?)
Or some of teh old-timers who recently popped up again in CounterPoint (maybe Spartak? or ...venom???)
Dunno what they're up to atm in their RL, of if they ever were in (F)PL at all... just guessing

MoSe 31-07-2015 13:14:06

after creating a new one myself, and seeing which code was generated,
I would say with a wild guess that Counterglow league new code for this season could be

YES: I used the method to "sneak into" the Bad Science one
how trivial, not exactly hacker-proof :rolleyes:
(don't worry, I left it immediately thereafter :D)

Funko 31-07-2015 16:07:07

The joining code is indeed - 171164-45955

good hacker skillz MoSe

Funko 03-08-2015 08:03:49

I managed to spend an hour trying to work out a good team at the weekend, and I think I've succeeded in making a terrible one. :cry:

It's too hard. I hate the first week pick, so speculative about what everyone will do.

Funko 03-08-2015 08:19:42

Partly because some Must Have players- are really expensive, and probably injured for first game weeks e.g. Sanchez, Costa, Aguero. If they were fit it's literally* impossible to have those 4 must haves in your team.

*not literally

Walrus Feeder 05-08-2015 22:38:20

I've got my squad setup as best as possible for the opening weeks and for once have a couple of million spare form game week 1. As Funko said above with doubts over some of the expensive key players being available from the start this means a bit more money to throw around. I see the most expensive goalkeepers have come down in price a bit from recent years which means loads of potential options between £5.5 and £4.5. Quite a few potential bargains in mid-range defenders and midfielders too.

Funko 07-08-2015 07:58:00

I can't bear to look at my team. They are all awful.

i'm going to be driving between Rwading and Scotland just before the window closes, so won't be able to react to any last minute news. :(

Fistandantilus 09-08-2015 20:50:44

Horrible start. I blame MoSe.

MoSe 10-08-2015 06:44:34

I'm not Bossman!!! :mad:

Funko, we're bringing up the rear! :lol:

Funko 10-08-2015 09:58:26

Just a dreadful, dreadful start. Will Sterling get 6 goals tonight? He probably won't even play. :cry:

MoSe 10-08-2015 10:21:03

OTHO if you look at
you see that very few of the most popular players got a decent score
Pellè already is owned by less than 1 in 6 teams

you needed to get punts on mid-low owned players, to scrore high
like Iain, with Cabaye 10p (9.4%), Darmian 8p (8.6%), Defoe 6p (4.6%)

all that said, we're both in the Double Millionaire Lounge atm :o
form me at least 2,016,902 is an improvement over last season 2,155,092 :lol:


Funko 12-08-2015 12:23:23

So I've already made 3 changes, but Raheem isn't one of them. I think he sounded like he had a good game (haven't seen any of the highlights due to being in scotland

Walrus Feeder 13-08-2015 09:47:24

I've just made one change. Don't want to use my wildcard yet or suffer any minus points. I've got a transfer plan for the next 3 weeks but no doubt that maybe subject to change. The sooner Gameweek 2 starts the better!

Funko 13-08-2015 11:54:27

I am more comfortable making multiple changes after that analysis thing MoSe posted last season about the top teams averaging more than 2 changes per gameweek.

Funko 18-08-2015 08:06:06

Seemed to just about work out making 3 changes this week, I've played my wildcard though.

Walrus Feeder 19-08-2015 23:41:02

Used Wildcard on Sunday night and glad i did. Probably worst opening two weeks i've ever had. Even Vincent Kompany has scored my goals in two games than both my starting XI's in the first two. The only way is up. Big dilemma about Chelsea's key players.

Funko 21-08-2015 09:13:10

I know.... argh. I hate this game.

Funko 24-08-2015 07:34:30

ok wildcard has lead to a moderate points score, but better than most other people in my leagues (although they might all have 4 players left)

Funko 27-08-2015 11:15:21

On one of my other leagues someone said this week was an easy captain choice. (I think they mean Aguero) I feel I have more good choices than that.

Fistandantilus 01-09-2015 16:40:32

As usual August is shitty for me. Damn the EPL starting when I'm on vacation

Walrus Feeder 01-09-2015 22:41:01

Made such a crap transfer last week. I removed Cresswell as i thought after West ham let 2 in to Leicester followed by 4 against Bournemouth away at Anfield wouldn't be a good source of points. Cresswell then goes on to get 12 pts in a 3-0 win. Oh, who did i have instead? Clyne of Liverpool who got 0. So a swing there of 12 pts. Shocking. Mind you, most of my wildcard changes have done well and there prices are increasing (Kompany, Shaw, Ayew, Aguero and MD Diouf) whereas a lot of the players i transferred out have gone down. i just need to have a week where i pick a captain who gets more than 2 pts now!

MoSe 02-10-2015 09:19:01


it's not that I'm slacking this season because I'm performing horribly
on the contrary, i'm performing horribly, because i've been rather busy and I hadnt more than 5 minutes per week to dedicate to my FPL team, or posting here

luckily I got Mata Captain and things seem to go from horrible to just bad
but i've been doing much less transfers this season (I made up this GW with 4 :D), haven't been following price changes, and I'm appalled to see that my total budget (Team Value + In the Bank) is below 100.0m ... :(

Funko 02-10-2015 09:24:06

gives the rest of us a chance!

Walrus Feeder 05-10-2015 02:46:33

Kept faith with Aguero and made him captain too. A good (and then some) week for me at last.

MoSe 09-12-2015 19:46:21

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still a generally horrible season for everyone of us, apparently, even worse than last one

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only 1 above rank 500k
(I mean better than, above in the table, although the rank figure is below...
which form do you prefer in english???)

only 3 teams better than 1M, 2 worse than 2M

kudos to Walrus who just gained the lead, not only because of Craig R declining,
but on his own merits too (he won October and November, and leads Q2)

what a change from GW7, when Beta was 1st, and Walrus last!
(although both of them just briefly and barely)

Could you please remind me, Craig R and Mike M are not CG members, are they?

BTW, as for myself...
GW14 I had 2 FT and with Pellè suspended I decided to use them
I had to choose between Aguero+Lanzini or Lukaku+Ozil
Luckily I chose the latters, but to fund Pellè to Lukaku, I had to downgrade a big Mid
having stuck with Hazard thru the whole season, I didn't want to renounce to him right before a great run of 4 fixtures. so I sacrificed... KDB! :( who promptly scored 16p :mad:
at least Luk+Oz partially made up for it, although Eden keeps on blanking since GW9

This GW15 I had 1 FT, Dann as 3rd Def (after Kolo+Bert) and Francis on bench.
He was going to drop in price anyway, and with che,MUN coming up (plus ars GW19) I though "wisely" to upgrade him a bit.
With Liverpool excellent 6 fixtures, what a nice opportunity Moreno was, so I could play him and bench Dann who played @EVE... :rolleyes:
Not only Bournemouth pick up their 2nd CS in the season @CHE (after SUN(H) in GW8), notwithstanding Francis wold have been a bencher anyway,
but despite Palace conceding as ecpected, Dann scores! (true he had scored @LIV too just 3GW ago, I should have trusted him more)
I could have saved the FT, and I'd have 8p more, and I'd be fourth...

MoSe 15-12-2015 13:10:53

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(I tried to pre-shrink the .png, doesn't look really better)

outstanding GW score by Mike M's Dirty boots with 82p in the top 30k
and he even mis-played AOA, leaving on bench two 7-pointer defenders! :lol:
luckily his 1st sub was the best def, while he had fielded a 1p and a DNP in the back
he got the skill (and/or the guts) to captain Mahrez, the gw top player
(FPL report Henderson with the same score, dunno how they choose)
or maybe he was just amateurishly :cute: chasing last gw points, hehe

btw, Mahrez apart, I had Lukaku 9p, Vardy 7p and Özil 6p (not to mention Ward and Hennessey 8p), and of course I chose Kane :rolleyes:
oh well, better than Hazard :mad: or De Bruyne ;)

Dirty Boots finally enter the Top 1M for the first time this season (actually Top 900k)
after having been very close there at the start and in GW8
conversely Craig R tumbles first time out of Top 1M, down from top 130k in GW10

9th red arrow in a row for Beta, and back outside Top2M where he started, OTOH he's a dead team since GW2...
he's been lucky to have doubled Sánchez hauls in GW 7-8-9 having left him captain since GW2, and to have got Lukaku last two good scores as Vice
it must be a tactic ;)

7th green arrow in a row for my team (..."arr-row"? :cute: ), 10th in 11
damn GW9... when I got my 3rd worst GW rank, and on top of that I took 3 hits (-12p) to replace Aguero
(although I almost went even on the hits, having scored 15p with the new signings incl.KDB cap, in place of just 4p [I'd have captained Haz])

MoSe 31-12-2015 19:14:47

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and for myself, I found out...
that I did indeed have a horrible start, especially GW4-5-6 if compared with last season
but then, barring GW9 and GW17, I kept climbing up in a more regular way
so that, at season half... i'm better off than I was last season!!!

new hope for 2016!!!

my best wishes to you all and your families
:D :beer:

Walrus Feeder 01-01-2016 00:40:31

Thanks for all the stats. I've recovered from my poor start and bringing in Mahrez, Ighalo, Vardy and Lukaku has worked wonders. Can't recall any seasons where i've played this game where so many low to mid range players have scored loads of points and the expensive players have failed miserably.

MoSe 08-01-2016 16:39:53

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GW 20 update

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MoSe 13-01-2016 10:06:56

OMG, I wish I hadn't seen this
I didn't play Hennessey, preferring Butland NOR(H)
but I have benched Koscielny (LIV(A)), to double Dann with Ward!
8 CS pts lost on that howler, not counting the eventual bonuseses

and not counting that I might find myself with a non-playing GK for the next fixtures...


Funko 14-01-2016 10:08:37

He's back!!! :beer:

MoSe 27-01-2016 12:03:11


Liverpool won on penalties and it's the first team in LC Final
This means Everton will have a blank GW27 too, regardless the outcome tonite, as Toffees would have played their GW27 match @Anfield anyway

Should City overturn the first leg result and qualify for the final,
we'll have 4 teams blanking GW27, including Newcastle
Otherwise they'd be just the two, Liverpool and Everton

As for the DGW, hopefully it will be announced tomorrow whether either or both matches (if any) will be rescheduled bringing it fwd to GW25,
or if PL wil just postpone them, in which case the first candi-date it's as late as GW34
(and then GW35 it will be another blank GW due to FA Cup SF)

MoSe 27-01-2016 13:06:34

:bounce: :coolgrin:

MoSe 05-02-2016 13:55:15

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NEW LEADER! (but... WHO is this Mike M???)

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and some trend reversal

I forgot the deadline time while tinkering.. :o - Koscielny left on bench - 5p wasted
used my 2d FT to swap Mahrez with Firmino 1 gw too early - 4p wasted (and the FT)

I scored under average this GW, 10-20-30p less than other CG teams
of course most of you had 13p less till 88' of teh last match! :mad: :rolleyes:

Funko 05-02-2016 14:17:59


MoSe 05-02-2016 15:22:32

great, thx

if I got the others right, there's only Craig R left as CG stranger (to me at least)

Funko 05-02-2016 18:50:11


MoSe 05-02-2016 20:00:15

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can't wait tuesday, at least some incertitude will be wiped out

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teams advancing from FA Cup 5th round, will make their WHOLE GW30 match blank

MoSe 08-02-2016 13:57:20

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now updated with all the forum names :D

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best GW score by Debaser, inside gw top 250k
this allowed him to extend the lead over Walrus to 24p

Walrus, novacane and EiF, got a score just above gw average,
whereas Funko (and myself) scored above top10k gw average, along surprisingly Beta1 (who's alas a dead team, as are Fist & Bas too)

the chasing 3 are now closer together (21p) than the leader gap ahead Walrus

Debaser, climbing the ranking in "spurts", is now in top330 k, compare it with his last season when after GW1 he never got back in top 1M
his current rank was only bested this season in CG League by novacane for a short stint in GW8-12
noavacane's last season was slow, but steadily growing, ending just short of 700k
this one started in a very proimising way, than had a precipitous 7 gw fall
he was showing signs of a comeback, catching Funko 2 gw ago, but then slipped back again outside 1M

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At the same time last season, after GW25:
Funko was still in top 200k
EiF kept running-up alone around 350k
the follwing five, from 3rd to 7th, were tighly grouped
with Walrus, Fist and me around 700k, who would have then rushed up to top CG in the end
and novacane and Beta inseite 900k, who'd have tho stalled and switched places till the end,
novacane marginally improving as I said above, while Beta slipped outsied 1M even behind Debaser

MoSe 10-02-2016 08:10:37

on GW30

4 up to 7 matches will take place
3 up to 6 matches will be blank

MoSe 17-02-2016 11:56:01

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only Walrus and me had green arrows this gw

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MoSe 22-02-2016 08:10:07

excellent tool
check all the pages

Beta1 22-02-2016 18:56:33

I'm doing better than expected as I havnt actually logged in since about week 2. Am I reading that graph right or was I actually in first place in one of the game weeks? Or is that showing game week score? Even so that's suprising!

MoSe 23-02-2016 18:48:01

Hi Beta1 nice to see you visiting :)

yes, you led our league on GW7, with 318p, rank 450k
you profited most of Sanchez 20p by Captaining him

the following GW8 you doubled Sanchez 16p again, but the lack of Aguero made you fall to rank 540k

most of FPL teams benefited in GW8 of Kun 25p, many captained him for 50p
novacane was 2nd in GW7, 3p behind you with a 520k rank, but then skyrocketed to 174k the following GW

I overtook you for 6th place on GW12, you kept 7th place since, slipping to 8th only once and marginally in GW18
you're the best of CG 3 dead teams this season ;)

Sanchez is 4 GWs back now, and soon expected another haul! :D

Beta1 23-02-2016 18:58:00

Best dead team - should be an actual trophy.

Funko 24-02-2016 15:14:16

When will the double gameweeks be?!

MoSe 24-02-2016 18:27:21

so far FPL have only taken out fixtures from upcoming GW27, and from GW30
they have not announced any date for the fixtures to be rescheduled, nor did PL yet afaik

a thread on FISO is dedicated to monitor the situation
many english guys there much more on it than me, I only summarise with tables :D

the link I had posted above provides all details too

Originally Posted by MoSe (Post 1069091)

the obvious weeks available for doubles would be GW34 & GW37
but eventual QF replays could cause further mess, and maybe necessitiy to find exotic arrangements... mondays, or midweek afternoon on CL/EL days (ko before 5:30pm UK time)

someone said a domestic match might even clash with a CL/EL match, as long as the domestic one is NOT televised (.....???)
someone is fabling about Triple Gameweeks... :eek:

I wonder what are they waiting for to announce it tho, there must be a minimum police notice advance I figure
they can't be waiting for the Hull v Arsenal replay, which takes place on March 7th

MoSe 25-02-2016 15:49:59

Gunners replay moved to March 8th



After Arsenal's 0-0 with Hull, Steve Bruce said the replay will be on 8th March which can only happen if it's not broadcasted, could be played on 7th according to some journalists.
Tweet from Hull

FA CUP: Our #EmiratesFACup 5th Rd replay with @Arsenal will be played at the KC Stadium on Tuesday 8 March (KO 7pm)
EDIT: add

MoSe 01-03-2016 08:08:05

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it's going to change again tonite (and tomorrow), but anyway...
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a disappointing ending to a disappointing February, to me

Funko 01-03-2016 13:46:13


It's amazing to me how many people haven't saved things like wildcard and bench boost for the double gameweeks.

MoSe 02-03-2016 16:40:12

yes indeed, especially amongst Top 10k teams too!

see also me discussing it on fiso:
and following


Originally Posted by MoSe

Originally Posted by MPTree
- these people are doing well in spite of the fact they've used their chips, not because of it,
- whereas more experienced managers will likely do well because of their chips rather than in spite of them.

I do think that's a fairly good indication of poor decision making from anyone ranked highly who hasn't got the most out of their chips or played them on a whim (AOA aside, perhaps).

perfectly put, thanks MPT

what I wanted to object to Finisher was indeed that I agree a DGW would be a better use of the chips, especially BB
but the 60% of the top teams who used it already, if not in the Top10k would be in the Top 20k,

so we're talking about a supposed/likely mistake made not by casual players,
but by half the players who had anyway the skill and/or the luck to be in top 1% of the field after 2/3rd of the season

Funko 03-03-2016 15:20:24

That is very interesting, indeed.

MoSe 09-03-2016 09:27:56

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had it updated but then forgot to post it

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Walrus retook the lead 2 GW ago, or rather,
Debaser slipped behind, and continued last gw too so that I could close the gap for 2nd
I seem to have hit a ceiling at 500k, at least I'm sticking up there

the Pts gaps between the top 4 are now 16p - 5p - 19p

novacane got back in top 1M exactly where he was GW24, but he's still 37p from Funko, almost as much as Funko lags behind Walrus (40p)
EiF had two b2b GW rank in the 3M, and the 5th red arrow, ranking down a slope since gw 22

we might say, we got now 4 and a half in contention in CG league ;)

GW30 has 5 blank matches, with Arsenal needing yesterday replay to score 4 at Hull :rolleyes: but now with Mertesacker and Gabriel injured who add to Koscielny missing from their defense...

Hopefully WHICH postponed matches will be rescheduled WHEN, will be soon announced

GW35 will see 3 sure blank matches, probably 4
and we still have the two matches postponed from the LC final
nothing's defined yet, but very likely GW34 will see more doublers than GW37, and it's the first candidate to deploy your WC for those who kept it

MoSe 15-03-2016 15:10:35

Premier League fixture amendments announced

MoSe 15-03-2016 18:48:59

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MoSe 15-03-2016 19:37:45

OK, decided to exploit a bit the FISO site resources, they allow to attach files full size
(they do show them shrunk too, but you can click them to open them full-size in a separate window, whence I'm linking the img)

as for my progress, compared with last season

pretty much the same pattern! :D

this season tho we'll have two much heavier DGW, with a blank in-between
they could make all abruptly diverge ...for the worse or the better! :o

MoSe 21-03-2016 11:13:50

no ranking changes this gw

Walrus pulling away
only me keeping hot on his heels

fight for 3rd podium step getting closer

MoSe 23-03-2016 16:39:10

another little gem (OK maybe zircon ;) ) found on fiso

I was wary at first, but it's actually harmless, and in its simplicity totally worth it

it's not tampering with scripts, the script is in the bookmark in place of the URL
you refresh the page and it goes away

the part where it says it fetches other data to display doesn't work for me
but just being able to look at the pitch with the opponent teams under your players shirts for a future GW is very handy

I thought "so what?" at first, but after trying it out I say it's very useful to check at a glance on the pitch while you tinker which doublers you have in DWG34 and which blankers in GW35, switching at a mouseclick between the two, and which "strong singlers" are worth keeping (both in case you play the WC now, or keep it for DGW37 thus you have limited FTs to bring in more doublers now)

MoSe 24-03-2016 17:42:03

CONFIRMED: Our @premierleague trip to Crystal Palace will now take place on Wednesday 13 April (8pm kick-off). #EFC

thus GW33

what to do, what to do....

MoSe 05-04-2016 12:22:27

MoSe 13-04-2016 12:55:52

the long chase is over :D but not the race yet ;)

forgive me if I focus for now on the CG League Title race only,
but there's over 50p down to 3rd place, albeit the 3 teams vying for the last podium step got good scores too

the league standings show I've leapfrogged Walrus Feeder by 27p before last DGW match tonite,
but FPL don't count autosub pts before the whole GW is over,
so that gap will be nearly halved when Walrus will bring in from the bench his Vardy 13p in place of (unexpectedly?) not-playing Coutinho
(25% of Top10k FPL teams started him, and 13.5 of all teams)
Luckily for me, Walrus played Bellerin instead of Moreno :D

so the "actual" standings should read

1800 MoSe
1786 Walrus

we both have Lukaku Captain, but mine is Triple :/ so he'll count as one for me only

who we play in tonite match:

MoSe : +14p lead +Lukaku +Coleman +Dann +Hennessey
Walrus : "just" +Delaney

barring freak events, it's rather likley that the current lead would extend, even shouldn't my TC gamble pay off

Of course Walrus played his WC this GW, and I presume he did it with DGW34 in mind, rather than this one
Luckily for me, he had already played his BB chip ("wasting" it a bit as he only got extra 5p), so he can't further exploit his 11 DGW34 doublers +Kane +3 Foxes
I expect him to reasonably TC Sanchez next GW, whom I lack atm
I only have 7 GW34 doulbers, I might take one or two hits to bring that number to 9 (and/or upgrading one existing doubler with GW35 in mind too)
But it will be hard for me to afford Sanchez, and sacrificing Kane paid off this GW but could hurt me back for GW35, bringing him back could be hard as well (besides, the predicted price changes are of course going the opposite way, making it also everyday harder)

All considered, I expect Walrus to claw back next GW the best part of the lead I'll eventually build up tonite, and Blank GW35 will also be a bit risky for me without one futher hit...

That said, despite not having laid out a proper plan in details, my strategy was to "ride out" DGW33-34 & BGW35 only using the TC chip, keeping the combo to be deployed in the run-in: WC36 - BB37 - AOA38
when there will be less variables to consider, making my task hopefully easier and maybe alliowing me to even choose some "extreme" solution ;)

In summary, I fully expect and accept Walrus to take the lead back over GW34-35, but I'll coil to spring forward again in the run-in

A very interesting league race!
Good luck to us all, and may the best win :D

MoSe 14-04-2016 07:47:35

it went differently than expected, but can't complain in the end :D
my first century club too IIRC :beer:

speaking of :beer: , I could say....
I was Bitter at my Triple Belgian :rolleyes:
but then consoled myself with three Courage Stout (CS)

the lead margin extended to 31p :eek:
I know I'll need now to entrench in next two GWs to weather out Walrus' comeback

Funko 14-04-2016 15:17:22

I was annoyed at my triple belgian too. :(

I should have 11 double gameweekers this coming week

MoSe 19-04-2016 06:47:47

Walrus has made up most of the margin already, now reduced to 10p
and just 29p over novacane: he played all 3 spurs but has no potential sub to come in

MoSe 19-04-2016 08:17:08

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- in blue, doublers who missed 1st game and could be subbed if they miss 2nd too, with those who'd sub in and their pts
it's unlikely tho that they'd be "rested" for two games, missing the Merseyside Derby, in "preparation" for Saturday's Newcastle game...
It could be eventually the case for Everton, who'll have the FA cup Semi vs Utd, but tha't s just my wishful thinking*
- Funko played BB and the doublers on his "bench" are counted as normal players, their 1st game already included in his total

keeping Vardy instead of Kane (to bring in Lukaku and TC his 4p! :mad: ) paid off last GW, but could bite me back in this one

I see I'm the only one who spent his GW34 transfers stupidly and wasn't reactive enough to get rid of Lukaku
*of course he'll inanely get 1p in the derby now, to deny me Alli's 15p :(

several different doublers between Walrus and me, the residual 10p margin could be easily overturned this gw already
canceling out Payet, and "one" Ozil, we'll still have

MoSe: Aguero; Migno, Lukaku (vs each other...); Ozil, Iwobi, Kosc (not counting Coleman)
Walrus: Moreno, Couthino; DDG, Rojo, Martial; 2*Sanchez, Bellerin

I can't help but feeling a heavy underdog :(

MoSe 19-04-2016 16:19:33

Subject: The FPL Press Conference News Nugget Thread 15/16


Originally Posted by Aldershot Rejects
Bolasie, Ward, Dann and Ledley ruled out of Palace's trip to United. All will be available for weekend FA Cup semi-final, says Pardew

Origi passed fit for Liverpool. Toure recovers from cramp, whilst Skrtel missed Bournemouth match with groin problem

Watford pair Holebas and Cathcart recover from weekend knocks ahead of West Ham clash

both Dann & Ward missing could also further dent the already meager chances for Hennessey to keep a CS...
playing a DGW BB can be rewarding, the risks are indeed injuries, rotation, bans...

MoSe 20-04-2016 07:05:20

Aguero did his job, although who'd have thought him scoring 3 @Che then just one @New

Big Wednesday tonite

the two chasers "grouped" together, but Walrus keeps posing the greatest threat
he could regain the lead tointe already
of course I'm all for Lukaku missing the derby :D otherwise he should score "at least" a brace... :cute:

MoSe 20-04-2016 18:50:24

Payet, Gomes and all our involved LIV & EVE players start
(except Coleman who we knew was injured)
goodbye to all the sub pts which could cover up any derby absence
(which hurts me most as I'd have brought up 15+3=18p)

Rojo & Fosu on bench
Speroni plays, Hennessey not in squad! no explanation found yet (just rested?)

Walrus Feeder 20-04-2016 22:45:12

What this tells us is that double game weeks doesn't always mean double scoring. With the FA Cup games and Europe for Liverpool few top players played two full games. So much for bringing Martial in thinking he would do well against Villa and Palace but who knows, if i had kept Lukaku in i may have made him captain for the week. I was actually intending to select Sanchez as Triple Captain but forgot to tick the box so i'll have to use it wisely in the last few weeks.

MoSe 21-04-2016 11:10:05

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kept a narrow lead thanks to Rojo being rested/rotated :D

MoSe 21-04-2016 13:51:30


MoSe 21-04-2016 19:11:57

and sanchez scored already (assist Ramsey) :rolleyes:

Gabriel on bench

Walrus Feeder 22-04-2016 08:11:16

Still fuming i meant to click on Sanchez as Triple captain! Had that planned for a couple of weeks too. Should be reading it as Sanchez(c) 75pts.

MoSe 22-04-2016 15:51:26

Ouch. I had even posted it here that I was expecting you to TC Sanchez!

Originally Posted by MoSe (Post 1069827)
Of course Walrus played his WC this GW, and I presume he did it with DGW34 in mind, rather than this one
Luckily for me, he had already played his BB chip ("wasting" it a bit as he only got extra 5p), so he can't further exploit his 11 DGW34 doublers +Kane +3 Foxes
I expect him to reasonably TC Sanchez next GW, whom I lack atm

Well done anyway, and ...luckily for the competition! ;)

I had also foreseen that you'd have likely made up the gap if not even regained the lead, after my freak GW33 score.

Originally Posted by MoSe (Post 1069827)
All considered, I expect Walrus to claw back next GW the best part of the lead I'll eventually build up tonite, and Blank GW35 will also be a bit risky for me without one futher hit...


In summary, I fully expect and accept Walrus to take the lead back over GW34-35, but I'll coil to spring forward again in the run-in

A very interesting league race!
Good luck to us all, and may the best win :D

What I didn't foresee was my score not being just bad, but abysmal :o


1916        Walrus        =
1895        MoSe        - 21
1871        novacn        - 45
1845        Funko        - 71
1771        Debasr        -145

from +31 to -21, a 52p swing!
otoh in previous GW I had just gone from -4 to +31

MoSe 27-04-2016 12:47:31

low scores gw after the dgw orgy - harder to get back the ground lost

1961        Walrus        =
1942        MoSe        - 19
1910        novacn        - 51
1899        Funko        - 62
1808        Debasr        -153

Walrus season first inside top 200k
Funko chasing again his seasonal top ranking, and still dancing with novacane
will they swap places again, or "bounce" like thy did in GW23?
Debaser keeps slipping downhill, at risk to drop beyond 1M again

MoSe 02-05-2016 13:25:34

with sub pts, before tonite's CHEvsTOT


1999        Walrus        =    +Kane (Darlow 15p stay on bench)
1988        MoSe        - 11 +Kane
1928        Funko        - 71 +Kane    +Pedro  +Toby
1921        novacn        - 78 +Kane    +Eriksen +Toby
1819        Debasr        -180 +Kane(C) +Willian +Toby +Dier(doubt)

clawed back 8 more pts...

MoSe 04-05-2016 08:22:22

must had mistaken a 2p for a 1p in Walrus team, the margin is 1p wider

2006        Walrus        =
1994        MoSe        - 12
1936        Funko        - 70
1932        novacn        - 74
1835        Debasr        -171


Funko ... still dancing with novacane - will they swap places again ...?
yes, just because novacane braked harder ;)


Debaser ... at risk to drop beyond 1M again
and he did :(
he should begin looking behind his shoulder, he's now closer to EiF (1759p, +76) than to the duo above him (-97 to novacane)

Walrus reached now 187k overall,
while despite a decent 417k GR, I failed to get back inside top 200k, stopping at 225k

Last season I won the league with a 175k Overall Ranking, Walrus is well poised to improve that

MoSe 09-05-2016 10:26:01

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I scored 48 but took two hits (-8p), one to bring in Matial for Kane :rolleyes:
so Walrus actually gained 3p over the weekend

this DGW is far less rewarding so far, otoh in previous DGW the top scores in the end had one 2p + 1 haul....
a warming up injury for a doubler is unforeseeable bad luck, besides, with Rashford dropped Martial was set to play front striker....
Should he miss tomorrow match too (I read he just felt a twinge and was halted just to be careful...) Walrus would bring in 1p as sub, while I'm already counting all points with BB...
apart me having prepared with more doublers (and my highest score after the weekend is my only singler Sanchez!), we have quite different lineups so it could still go either way.... (which is not what I had planned/expected)

Focusing on our title race only, canceling out same players:
Walrus: Payet, Rojo, DDG, Defoe, Coutinho
MoSe: Antonio, Smalling, Deeney, Cathcart, Gomes, Lukaku, PVA, Mannone, Firmino, 2*Hazard

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