The Fantasy thread (the football game, of course!) *Gameweek 10 deadline Friday 19:00 (UK time)*

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    barryt007 wrote: »
    Indeed..good point...this thread is about me winning the Fantasy League ;)

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  • Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.
  • Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.

    That's what I'm trying to figure out, as well. Really like the City mids, but rotation is heavy there. Currently I have two drafts I'm considering, and a "left field" riskier option which might deliver points, but could easily backfire depending on playing time for certain players.

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    This has been me and my FPL team throughout this week…
  • Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.

    That's what I'm trying to figure out, as well. Really like the City mids, but rotation is heavy there. Currently I have two drafts I'm considering, and a "left field" riskier option which might deliver points, but could easily backfire depending on playing time for certain players.

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    This has been me and my FPL team throughout this week…

    Ha ha this is my first Fantasy Prem Team i picked it in ten minutes :)) don't over think it. I still need to read the rules lol
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.

    That's what I'm trying to figure out, as well. Really like the City mids, but rotation is heavy there. Currently I have two drafts I'm considering, and a "left field" riskier option which might deliver points, but could easily backfire depending on playing time for certain players.

    giphy.gif
    This has been me and my FPL team throughout this week…

    Ha ha this is my first Fantasy Prem Team i picked it in ten minutes :)) don't over think it. I still need to read the rules lol

    I'll probably spend next week trying to find pre-season stats, haha! I hope if I can nail down two possible options, it'll make it easier to settle on that final one Friday evening.
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    Getting closer now! On my 100th-something draft at the moment…
  • Getting closer now! On my 100th-something draft at the moment…

    How many :)) I have made zero drafts lol
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 4,248
    Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.

    That's what I'm trying to figure out, as well. Really like the City mids, but rotation is heavy there. Currently I have two drafts I'm considering, and a "left field" riskier option which might deliver points, but could easily backfire depending on playing time for certain players.

    giphy.gif
    This has been me and my FPL team throughout this week…


    That is one of the main reasons I don´t like the consept of taking part in this game. It is fairly easy to pin down a bunch of players you expect to perform better than others against certain opponents. But how on earth are you supposed to take into account all the variables; day to day form, day to day motivation/ambition, squad rotations, who is happy to save energy on 2-0 and who wants to go for the fifth and sixth goal, refereeing mistakes, surprises, who gets injured after ten minutes, fluke goals/fluke misses, who loses his mind in heated moments etc, etc, etc... (the list could go on for three pages...)

    It is basically a game of chance and pure guessing. And knowing how competative I can be, I would most likely go completely insane over this and lose all control, sleep and enjoyment of the actual game... The joy of following the game is to watch these events unfold without having to analyse everything.
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    Getting closer now! On my 100th-something draft at the moment…

    How many :)) I have made zero drafts lol

    Made one early one this morning as well, haha!
    jobo wrote: »
    Less than a week to go, folks! How is everyones teams shaping up? Still struggling with how to spread the budget myself, jumping between drafts of a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 formation.

    Are there any new signings or players from promoted teams you consider starting the season with? :-)

    I have stuck with the team and formation I set up last week, I am confident of picking up points next weekend lol

    Wish I was so confident in the team! I changed almost my entire team two times yesterday - as well as formation! Looking forward to the Community Shield later today. Might give an indication of what Pep and Sarri will do next weekend - or not! Who knows?

    I have gone with players who are likely to play every week.

    That's probably wisest. Still feel I need some City players (either one or more), but who knows which players Pep will start the season with? It'll come down to guesswork, for sure.

    Hardly the best performance from Chelsea either. Are Chelsea players worth starting the season with? Fixtures says yes, form and players available probably says no.

    I picked one City player who I know Pep plays alot, and I picked a Chelsea defender who I think will get good game time due to age.

    That's what I'm trying to figure out, as well. Really like the City mids, but rotation is heavy there. Currently I have two drafts I'm considering, and a "left field" riskier option which might deliver points, but could easily backfire depending on playing time for certain players.

    giphy.gif
    This has been me and my FPL team throughout this week…


    That is one of the main reasons I don´t like the consept of taking part in this game. It is fairly easy to pin down a bunch of players you expect to perform better than others against certain opponents. But how on earth are you supposed to take into account all the variables; day to day form, day to day motivation/ambition, squad rotations, who is happy to save energy on 2-0 and who wants to go for the fifth and sixth goal, refereeing mistakes, surprises, who gets injured after ten minutes, fluke goals/fluke misses, who loses his mind in heated moments etc, etc, etc... (the list could go on for three pages...)

    It is basically a game of chance and pure guessing. And knowing how competative I can be, I would most likely go completely insane over this and lose all control, sleep and enjoyment of the actual game... The joy of following the game is to watch these events unfold without having to analyse everything.

    It's the main issue with FPL, but also a bit of the fun. It's really enjoyable when you expect a player to hit form for a certain run of matches, and it pays off! The most difficult thing is to settle on a team for the first matches, as you never know how those games will play out in comparison to pre-season friendly. After a few weeks, things usually settle a bit more, and you have a better view about which teams and players are likely to do well.
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    Hours left until the deadline! How are the teams looking? :-)
  • barryt007barryt007 With Bond and M in Tokyo,having an interesting experience.
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    Hours left until the deadline! How are the teams looking? :-)

    All done days ago...00Bazza reporting for duty.
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    barryt007 wrote: »
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    Hours left until the deadline! How are the teams looking? :-)

    All done days ago...00Bazza reporting for duty.

    Must be confident in your 15 players! The transfer window is not yet closed over here; still a couple of strikers yet to find their way into the team.
  • Going to have one last look at my team taking yesterday's transfers into account
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    Going to have one last look at my team taking yesterday's transfers into account

    They are a slight factor for me, as well. Not this game week necessarily, but going forward.
  • I may include a previous lucky player from the WC
  • barryt007barryt007 With Bond and M in Tokyo,having an interesting experience.
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    barryt007 wrote: »
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    Hours left until the deadline! How are the teams looking? :-)

    All done days ago...00Bazza reporting for duty.

    Must be confident in your 15 players! The transfer window is not yet closed over here; still a couple of strikers yet to find their way into the team.

    I have had to change a few players around but that's about it.
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    I may include a previous lucky player from the WC

    Does his last name start with a "M" and end with a "ina"? :-D
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
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    Hours left until the deadline! How are the teams looking? :-)

    All done days ago...00Bazza reporting for duty.

    Must be confident in your 15 players! The transfer window is not yet closed over here; still a couple of strikers yet to find their way into the team.

    I have had to change a few players around but that's about it.

    Nice! Looking at form vs fixtures for a couple of players now. Will probably be the decider for those spots in the team.
  • I am not even sure how to draft

    Yeah that's the one lol Mina got be a lot of points
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    When mentioning drafts, I wasn't referring to the draft game, @Fire_and_Ice_Returns - just making different drafts of the the team in Fantasy. I've never played Fantasy Premier League Draft before.

    I expect Mina to deliver points for Everton and Silva - at least on set pieces, where he might make some well placed headers. Not in my team yet; a bit wait and see, I think.
  • barryt007barryt007 With Bond and M in Tokyo,having an interesting experience.
    Posts: 19,129
    When mentioning drafts, I wasn't referring to the draft game, @Fire_and_Ice_Returns - just making different drafts of the the team in Fantasy. I've never played Fantasy Premier League Draft before.

    I expect Mina to deliver points for Everton and Silva - at least on set pieces, where he might make some well placed headers. Not in my team yet; a bit wait and see, I think.

    Nor mine either.
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    A bit looking forward to watching Everton, really. I can see it go both ways.
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    Everton about to become new City with all the uncertainty about the starting 11? :D
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    dragonsky wrote: »
    Everton about to become new City with all the uncertainty about the starting 11? :D

    Yesterday's signing won't start, I think. Silva hinted as much earlier today.
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  • edited August 2018 Posts: 11,262
    Deadline has PASSED!
    Hate my team already. Went with a few late changes, bringing more into the midfield, and weakening the defence. Damn…
  • When mentioning drafts, I wasn't referring to the draft game, @Fire_and_Ice_Returns - just making different drafts of the the team in Fantasy. I've never played Fantasy Premier League Draft before.

    I expect Mina to deliver points for Everton and Silva - at least on set pieces, where he might make some well placed headers. Not in my team yet; a bit wait and see, I think.

    I get you I looked at the Fantasy Draft and swiftly pressed the back button lol
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    When mentioning drafts, I wasn't referring to the draft game, @Fire_and_Ice_Returns - just making different drafts of the the team in Fantasy. I've never played Fantasy Premier League Draft before.

    I expect Mina to deliver points for Everton and Silva - at least on set pieces, where he might make some well placed headers. Not in my team yet; a bit wait and see, I think.

    I get you I looked at the Fantasy Draft and swiftly pressed the back button lol

    Haven't looked at the rules for that one. Maybe we can set up a Draft league or something too, if people are interested.
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    We are 10 people in the league now, by the way! :-)
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