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I need some advice for my team. I thought it looked alright, but I am just getting further and further behind my minileague leader!
Cole baines hangeland cuellar clyne
Mata bale pienaar michu noble
Rvp ba pogrebnyak
Any suggestions? No money in the bank.Open Controls
Too much coin tied up in the backline. Downgrade Cole to Shawcross or Cameron and then upgrade Pienaar to Felliani and Pog to BerbaOpen Controls
Sounds good to me. Pie to Fellaini isn't a priority though so don't do it for a hit, especially since Fellaini will sit out a game soon.Open Controls
Where do I get the extra 1.5m to do this?Open Controls
Yeah this could be a few week project for you. Consider downgrading hangeland also!Open Controls
You don't have a genuine bench fodder for the midfield, like a Guthrie or Sterling. Michu and Nolan are pricey alternatives, praps downgrade one of them also!Open Controls
Sound advice.Open Controls
Noble is?Open Controls
Pog to Berb and Cole to ?Open Controls
the midfield always gets the highest scores, followed by the forwards line. you have too much spending on your defensive line, make cheaper replacements within Cole, Baines and Hangeland. You will always find decent replacements for much less so you can save for your midfield and forward lines. for example Olsson and Shawcross are good mid price replacements, and the Westham back line is so strong with price ranges between 4 to 5. if you managed to get more than 4 transfers I recommend you play your wildcard nowOpen Controls
Bench Morrison (CHE) or Sterling (WIG) this GW?Open Controls
Mmorrison on form and wba are really strong at home. I think this game will be tough for Chelsea. I expect wba to scoregoals and Morrison to be involved. I'll be plying him for sureOpen Controls
morrison or sterling to bench ??
morrisonm >> nolan ??Open Controls
See aboveOpen Controls
Don't get Nolan now, bad fixtures comign upOpen Controls
I think its time to play my first WC... Have been on a really poor run of Gameweeks now..
Is now a good or a decent a bad or depends on time to do a Wildcard in the grand scheme of things..?Open Controls
I wouldn't worry about past points. I'd look at your potential for future points.
Link us your GW history and we'll have a look at your team!Open Controls
if u click on my username, I think you should be able to see my team and GW history...
You need to link your history page.Open Controls
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What is your total value of your team which will help you when wc.
What is the total value of everyones teams online at mo and everyones rank?Open Controls
Any more questions, the answer is Sterling.Open Controls
- Billy Gilmore
- In Tommy We Trust
I want more Liverpool cover, I already own Sterling, who else would you recommend? 😉Open Controls
Suarez 😉Open Controls
I stopped reading when I got to "Liverpool cover" 😉Open Controls
Suarez for sureOpen Controls
RVP or Sterling captain?Open Controls
My decision to save 0.2m and get Puncheon ahead of him when I WC'd back in GW6 is looking rather foolishOpen Controls
Never mind. Most weeks you'd want him on your bench anyway!Open Controls
What currency do they use in America?Open Controls
Morning fien Sirs,
2 FT's this week but not convinced on what I should do...
Bego - Foster
Baines - Clichy - Demel - Davies - Gorkss
Cazorla - Oscar - Ben Arfa - Walters - Maloney
RVP - Aguero - Lambert
Aguero + Barfa/Oscar > Jelavic + Silva
What you reckon?
Anyone else having the problem of transfering players in, who do nothing while you own them but when you sell them, they go back into form?. As it has happenend on numerous occassions this season. For example, I've owned:
- Bale the whole season apart from-GW4-6(2 goals 9 baps)
- Hazard GW4-6(no assists/ goals), then 9, 9, 5
- Felliani GW6-9 (3 points), then goes onto 5, 15, 13
- Tevez whole season apart from GW6-10- (25 points), but now I've transferred him in 2, 2
I know patience has been an issue with me, which is now making me reluctant to make any changes.Open Controls
See Suarez, Fellaini, Bale.
I doubt we're the only ones as wellOpen Controls
I think you have to decide who you think will perform well and stick with them. Easier said than done.Open Controls
Yep, I've got a similar problem now with Pienaar and Michu who I think will be outscored by Feliani, but with my form this season, he'll probally get a yellow and then miss Norwich, while Pienaar and Michu rake in the points.Open Controls
I somehow managed to not knee-jerk Pie > Fellaini (despite having 2 FTs). I think I might hold on until after he's served his ban, especially since I have Michu and he'll sit one soon.Open Controls
- United come on!
And you somehow paid the price: Pie:2, Fell: 13 @GW11.Open Controls
Optimistic about this alternative front line of Rooney and Aguero to the more common RVP+Tevez. Had Rooney stuck away that Penalty last week, it would almost look peachy.
Course, Aguero could get rotated this week if he plays midweek, thus is the high risk/high reward you get with him. I'm cautiously positive though that Mancini won't drop the striker in form who alongside Silva makes City tick.Open Controls
I think Rooney is more the concern. Aguero will come good soonOpen Controls
Rooney is more of a home form player since last year, at home his stats are more impressive then RVP's!
Did okay this weekend, but in general a bit naff away from home, ala last year.
Would not be too worried about his injury, was tweeting about one direction Saturday night. Odd bloke.Open Controls
Could be a popular switch for the January WC!Open Controls
Well, after such high hopes for this weekend, it was almost grotesque. Every well owned player seemed to do something, except for the ones I hold.
Please convince me my team is still ok on paper and I should hold my nerve:
Baines - Hughes - Demel
Bale - Valencia - Pienaar - Ramirez
RVP (c) - Ba - Tevez
(Henderson) Noble - Cameron - CuellarOpen Controls
you need some work on your plan, the backline is good, Bale is a key player and second or third highest midfielder last season, RVP is exceptional, but lets take a look at the rest.. since RVP came to united this means Valencia's role will be downsized since he was a saviour last season when there wasn't much stardom at the frontline.. Pienaar is a good choice but is not currently in form, but I recommend you keep him for the next GWs since Everton are having a good run of fixtures and he is still a great play maker.. Ba is injured yet still a good long term choice, Tevez is one of the best but with 4 top class strikers at City beside attacking midfielders like david silva and nasri + playing champions league, so this means rotation is usually expected, so in my opinion get a regular squad player that even scores or assists a little less and save some money for midfield and still get a scorer in form. My recommendations: get rid of Valencia, Tevez, Ramirez, and I'm sure you will find tons of alternativesOpen Controls
Current best Two cheap defenders at 4.1mil or less??
To play or to be backup on your bench?
West Ham defender to rotate with Stoke + Gorkss seems a good idea.Open Controls
Based on fixtures Nelsen and GorkksOpen Controls
- Eunuch Jelly
Shorey at 4.1 is a real assist threat. Ask Doos.Open Controls
And yet again a keeper is raking in the transfers. Jaaskelainen to hit 5.2 in no time. 😯Open Controls
My goalkeeping situation really has been a F up this season.
Foster's absence this week means I've had 3 GWs without a playing keeper in total now.Open Controls
Crazy when he has Tottenham, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool in 4/5 games. But, when you can get a clean sheet vs Man City, I guess anythings possible.Open Controls
Yeah, I was considering Jussi > McCarthy to save up money and play him for the DGW then play Bego until the WC but if he keeps making cash and keeping cleanies it'd be stupid. Plus McCarthy injury of course.Open Controls
- Billy Gilmore
Those Jussi / Bego owner such as yourself are laughing all the way to the bankOpen Controls
I cashed in on Juusi (for Tremmel), I bought him at £4.5m and hoping to get him back in the January WC.Open Controls
I just sold him for Tremmel...Open Controls
Not sure what changes to make?
Foster / Federici
Gorkss / Baines / Cuellar / Clyne / Demel
Santi Cazorla / Guthrie / Hazard / Bale / B.Johnson
Berbatov / Van Persie / Tevez
1 FT, £0.0m in the bank.
c. Anything else?
d. Save transferOpen Controls
Mata over Silva every day for me.Open Controls
I think it's closer than you make it sound!Open Controls
Lose Boris JohnsonOpen Controls
c) Consider Santi->SilvaOpen Controls
I'm waiting another week or two for that I think. It'll probably coincide with me shifting Tevez.Open Controls
WTH how much is your team value now?! seems you're one of the highest so farOpen Controls
Cant decide if the do the following transfers, any thoughts?
Cazorla to Fellaini
Ba to Suarez
Bergovic - Ruddy
Hangaland - Shawcross - Simpson - Cuellar - Clyne
Hazard - Bale - Cazorla - Michu - Sterling
RVP - Berbatov - BaOpen Controls
What is the total value of everyones teams at the moment and everyones rank?Open Controls
Do you want the pin to my bank account as well?Open Controls
Play Michu (new) or Sterling (WIG)? Thanks.Open Controls
berba,bale >> aguero,nolanOpen Controls
West Ham snippet: Tomkins(4.2) form is now excellent, and he should keep his place.Open Controls
Do you reckon Demel will get 90 minutes next game? I saw he was subbed on for 20 minutes last game, so I'm thinking he's ready to go and is first choice?Open Controls
He should. However, BFS is proving a law unto himself, this Season. Can't argue with his results, though.Open Controls
I'm in the position of having double-up of both West Ham and Stoke defense next round. Thinking Bego + Demel to spread the risk and hope for save points. Maybe just double on West Ham?Open Controls
No. Look at the fixtures. I know it sounds crazy, but I have doubled on Reading. 😉Open Controls
Current team, how am I looking? Knee-jerked Pienaar -> Fellaini on Saturday.
Baines Riise Cameron Demel Davies
Cazorla Hazard Sterling Michu Fellaini
Berba RVP Ba
I have 0.8 in bank and 0 FT. My current plan is Riise -> Rafael after this GW (Riise has SUN this GW so hoping Rafael won't rise by 0.2 and I can do it after for free). Thoughts?Open Controls
I've seen a lot of "Mata is better than he was last season, he is the new Silva" sort of stuff..but I can't understand the with Silva.
It's not as if Silva was a class above (FPL wise) Mata in 2011/12. Last season Silva had 6 goals and 17 assists in 2801 minutes, Mata had 6 goals and 16 assists in 2516 minutes.
Either way, Mata is a freak. 7 goals and 10 assists in 11 games since his rest.Open Controls
If Mata does not slow down soon, we will all have to captain him every week and vice captain RVP 😉Open Controls
I think they will score similarly all season, closely followed by Cazorla. Bale will score the most though IMOOpen Controls
I think this year Mata is looking far better than Silva from an FPL perspective now that he is getting forward and into dangerous goal-scoring positions a lot more. Silva's never really looked a goal threat.Open Controls
I think Silva's goal-threat depends on the team's shape. Earlier this season he was playing a little further forward and was looking a little more threatening. It's also questionable whether Mata will keep his advanced position all season.Open Controls
Big hauls come in waves. I expect Mata to hit a quiet patch, while Silva looks set to explode. Over the season Mata will score more I think, if he maintains that goal threat.Open Controls
Missed alot of football this weekend. Can anybody tell me, did the following players look dangerous/on form:
They are in my squad, and on paper they comprise a decent set, but I'm worried other alternatives are now coming to the fore.Open Controls
I watched both the United a City games.
Tevez looked decent. He had a golden opportunity but didn't finish it. He was coming wide into the channels and also playing ahead of Aguero at times. I wouldn't be in a rush to sell him unless the general consensus is that he won't play.
Valencia also looked pretty solid. Scholes was pinging the ball wide to him at every opportunity and it took a good defensive performance from Villa to keep him from getting into more dangerous positions. The interplay with Rafael looked particularly dangerous.Open Controls
Valencia received 39 passes in the final 3rd, most of all players this week. Sure that doesn't equate to points, but you know he is heavily involved in attacks for the most potent side.
No one wants to risk buying a player that hasn't scored double points the week before.Open Controls
Can anyone explain why my defenders scored more than 2 points? Some of them got 6. Can't remember that happening for ages.Open Controls
- Sporting ABGOpen Controls
Cazorla>Valencia. Nor(A) might be the game. No you dont get it, THE game.Open Controls
- Ragin Cajun
Valencia has been really poor recently and off form, don't bother with him and am a United fanOpen Controls
- In Tommy We Trust
Nice to finally see some point gaps in the overall rankings. You can have a bad week and get away with it now 😀
1st (746) to Top 100 53 points (693)
Top 100 to Top 1K 28 points (665)
Top 1K to Top 5K 23 points (642)
Top 5K to Top 10K 11 points (631)
Top 10K to top 50K 32 points (599)
Top 50K to top 100K 16 points (583)Open Controls
147pts gap with 1stOpen Controls
what transfer you made mate?
our teams look a like thoOpen Controls
Anyone thinking that Newcastle attack is struggling and Ba won't be able produce in the weeks ahead?Open Controls
- Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
Just finished season 2 of Breaking Bad. Did not see that coming? Great show. Really enjoying it.
Bring on season 3.Open Controls
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Team look OK for this week:
Baines Ivan Nelson (Fonte Davies)
Nolan Bale Mata Fellaini (sterling)
RVP Ba Berba
0.8 with 1FT
A. Save the FT
B. Ivan > Rafael
C. Something else?Open Controls
need help for my team
doing shite this gw
ivanovic ridgewell clark nelsen clyne
hazard cazorla michu pienaar ramirez
rvp jelavic berbatov
any suggestions for my team?Open Controls
i want suarez and silva
been waiting for chelsea penalty for weeks
hazard -> silva on my mindOpen Controls
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Eunuch u still around?Open Controls