September
04

The Community Round Up

Filed under: Community - Posted by: Jonty

Squad balance and the influence of the Fantasy Premier Leagues’s new Bonus Points System on our formations were amongst the key discussions taking place on the boards this week. We also look at some of our posters’ worst ever Gameweeks and catch up with the latest from our community’s leagues.

The Hottest Topics

The international break provides a useful time for Fantasy managers to take stock of their team. It’s a time to consider playing the market with a wildcard, saving transfers or waiting nervously for your players to return from their travels unscathed.

In our discussion on international break strategy, Newarse was among those looking to invest in Wayne Rooney ahead of Gameweek 4’s clash with Crystal Palace, while SAAB admitted he was “dying to” wildcard. Sadly Rooney’s head injury has since put paid to Newarse’s plans.

For those considering wildcarding over the break, though, Get In urges caution. Similarly, Triggerlips has also been looking at how much a wildcard is worth and wonders whether it could be best used later in the season when the double Gameweeks mount up.

Impressive Tackle’s post late last week on squad balance proved one of the most popular yet. He looks at the ideal spread of money across the team, which will come in handy for those currently on a wildcard.

Elsewhere, Southampton fan Bayern Badonde has been keeping a close eye on his team’s midfield in an attempt to help us better understand their mid-price options. With so many forward options on offer this will prove useful to those looking for an alternative to Rickie Lambert.

For many, especially those that captained Robin Van Persie or Edin Dzeko, Gameweek 3 was a horror show.  When we asked what has been your worst ever Gameweek, SW6 had last season’s Gameweek 2 tally of just 27 firmly etched in his memory. Similarly, Adam West will never forget selling Dimitar Berbatov just prior to the Bulgarian putting five goals past Blackburn for Man United.

Finally, the Bonus Point System continues to vex the community, especially the lack of points for assists. Blue Tiger was on hand to run the rule over the new system and show the dramatic changes it is making to our formations.

Community Leagues

In HeelsOverHead’s Worst To First – 2 Million+ Club league, open to those with an overall worse than two million in the first five gameweeks, Goyko Locos continues to lead the competitors epic race for a respectable rank. He is now 920,000th in the FPL game with no hits or wildcard. To join the other 18 teams in this league the code is 459213-545168.

Meanwhile, in Thomas and Peppie & Felix‘s Friends Life H2H Competition Thomass, Forca Inter and Daniel top each of their three groups.

Forca Inter is also one of the five league leaders in In Tommy We Trust‘s  competition. The other four are Smarty Pants, Tommy Tour, Mind Over Mata and Binji.

Torres Magic’s Last Man Standing competition saw 47 knocked out, with 934 left. The safety score was 34. In his Early Bird league 475 qualified and 256 were knocked out.

With a score of 207 Dr Ennet leads Fifa Las Vegas’s league, closely followed by Somebody’s Gonna Get Lit Up on 205 and Messimerized on 199.

In FFS UEFA’s leagues Shipsontrev was the top weekly scorer with 68 points. Lateriser12’s captaining of Olivier Giroud earned him this week’s Order of Extreme Valour award. Special mention goes to The Light Knight for his audacious decision to hand the armband to Hatem Ben Arfa. Tommy Tour is another doing well. He sits in first place in their La Liga on nine pts and is 529th in the world.

FFS Uefa have also announced details of their latest tournament, which is open to 737 community members and based around the FA Cup. More details can be found here and the registration form can be found here. Those already involved in the FFS UEFA leagues and those who applied unsuccessfully to be a part of that competition have all been given an automatic space so do not need to apply.

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  1. So who has the best RVP Included team GO!!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Mine !

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Sorry Pedro, I think people are tired of the RvP thing

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Rmt please lads

    Mig (mcgregor)

    Sakho zab coleman (chambers)(shaw)

    theo ozil lamela (kasami) (barkley)

    Sturridge giroud campbell

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Lamela & Sakho punty, but could well pay off with the fixtures.

      Would prefer an upgrade campbell myself.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Nice one cheers mate like campbell but may have to upgrade

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. I think you need city cover, pick one of theo or ozil, and change the other to yaya/silva/navas

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. Migs - (Davis)
    Mertsacker- Ivanovic - - Collins - (Toure Parr)
    Walcott - Silva -Mirallas – Nolan (Thomas
    Lambert - Giroud – Soldado (C)
    Got 1FT, with 1.4m in the bank

    A) Nolan to Lamela & -4 hit for Soldado to Benteke
    B) Mirallas to Lamela & -4 hit for Soldado to Sturridge
    C) Nolan to Fellani & -4 hit for Soldado to Sturridge
    D) Keep FT
    E) Any suggestions for transfers?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. B mate lamela is the main man new messi and you need to get rid of soldado who is awful for sturridge

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. cheers

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. ----------------------MIgs-----------------
    ---Zabaletta---Coleman----Collins---
    ---Ben Arfa---Walcott---Lamella---Brady---
    ----Benteke---Van Persie----Sturridge----

    Subs: Chester, Burner, Ward-Prowse

    What do you think?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Need to get in more arsenal giroud and ozil at least

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Seems very strong! how can u afford that!

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Not only can I afford it, I have 0.2 mill to spare!

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. how the f did you afford that?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Not only can I afford it, I have 0.2 mill to spare!

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  5. It's a damn shame that we won't get to see Mata wek in week out, a great player. I understand the big clubs have to have a stronger depth these days, what with the Champions league and what not not, but the Premier league is really starting to suffer for it. Mata, Kagawa, Nasri etc all great to watch and could well play bit parts this year.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      +1 , don't forget Joey Barton in that list.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. :lol: Is he still in France?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. Is anyone "essential"? I don't think so, but wondered what people's opinions were.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Walcott i reckon.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Mignolet

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Ozil.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Ozil mate

      Walcott

      Coutinho

      Sturridge

      Sakho

      Mignolet

      Benteke

      Lamela

      Coleman

      Barkley

      Nolan

      Gerrard

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. Walcott could be soon.

      and you need 3 of Sturridge, Giroud, Soldado, Benteke & RVP.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    6. Only 3 for me: RVP, Walott, Mignolet.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. Hello guys!

    May I know if there is a cap as to how much value a player can gain in a GW? Heard it might be 0.3/week, if there's a cap at all. Is the 0.3 for each week or for each GW?

    For instance, there are 2 weeks in this GW, can it gain 0.3 this week and 0.3 again next week for a total of 0.6 this GW?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. 0.3 for GW.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Thanks for that!

        I am on a wc this week. So if I got a player I don't want who has already risen 0.2, I might as well sell him now to earn 0.1, then put another riser in his slot to hopefully earn another 0.1 if the new player then rises 0.2 as well?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Correct, free money.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. Nice, thank you all! :)

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. There is a cap per gameweek, not per calendar week - so a player can only go up 0.3 between GW2 and GW3. Although the 0.3 max rise has not been tested this season as no-one has had enough transfers in yet to prove it.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Thank you for clearing that up, I knew that theory wasn´t yet tested this season.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. Early Bird Update

    219 qualified after 250+ went out last week.

    Check your gameweek history against http://torresmagic.webs.com/earlybirdmillionaireclub.htm
    to see if you qualify.

    Code : 58-338

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. any UCL fantasy leagues that I can join?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. never realized that people getting rid of Soldado this gw

    compleate madness

    guess i understand morons who doing Walcott-Ozil

    but getting rid of Soldado is compleate BS!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Morons > people choosing something different to you

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. what other can i say for peoeple who getting rid of walcott and jumping at ozil bandwagon??

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. People choosing something different to you?

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. exactly, now you get it - everyone else is always wrong

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Listlearn to this man.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. Either Casuals or WCrs IMO

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Soldado could go mental vs Norwich

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Sure hope so, he seems to have turned into a bit of a differential with the form of others.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. i rate lambert higher than soldado for this gw

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    6. Expecting BIG things from Lamela, he's not far off being an OOP striker & looks pretty nailed on. I can understand flogging soldado as Lamela & walker gives nice attacking/defensive coverage of spurs & Benteke/Sturridge/Giroud are cheaper than Soldado. Crucially Lamela has the physique & pace which should enable him adapt pretty quickly & hit the ground running... Wouldn't be getting rid of walcott though - he's uber essential alongside Giroud.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    7. Spurs suck...

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. yeap coming from Wilshere. seems sensible.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    8. you my friend, are finally right on this one lol. laughable for me to see people dumping him. yeah the less the better. keeping him definitely.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  11. This is my team

    Boruc. Foster
    Zaba. Coleman. Collins. Chester. Ward
    Walcott. Silva. Coutinho. Mirallas. Jedinak
    Soldado. Benteke. Giroud

    Worth wildcarding to get in RVP? Already taken a four point hit.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. We have been thru this.

      :roll:

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Just looking a few more opinions ;-)

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Why on earth would you WC with this kind of team?

      Not worth selling any of your frontmen so good to go :)

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. Nope. Team looks fine as it is.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Lots of folk WCing this week, you don't need to.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. so you took out Coutinho and Mirallas for ?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    6. not worth it

      but if u want him then make no changes in week 5 and get him for week 6

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    7. I had pretty much that exact team and I've wildcarded

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. Predictions for Man Utd lineup vs Crystal Palace.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. De Gea

      Smalling Ferdinand Vidic Evra

      Carrick Fellaini

      Welbeck Rooney Zaha

      RVP

      Think Moyes might take the opportunity to field Zaha over Giggs in this match.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Zaha won't start.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. My mistake, wasn't aware you were party to Moyes' future decision.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. You sure?

        Zaha wasn't even on bench & Nani returned from injury as a sub

        May be you're right but personally I think Nani has good chance to start

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Nani will start IMO :)

      He looked good as sub & a very good differential against Palace I reckon

      If Jones & Rafael aren't fit Valencia at RB?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. ddg
      rafael ferdinand vidic evra
      carrick fellaini
      valencia rooney welbeck
      rvp

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Physioroom data suggests Rooney will only return in gw5

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. rvp to be rested after picking up knock for holland.. you'll see

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. This would be great. Nothing better than an injury making a tough decision for you ;-)

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. well he is starting in the Estonia match, hopefully also the Andorra match so he can get nearer that scoring record

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    6. rooney out, fellani in the hole, rafael back

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. Should I wildcard this team

    Mignolet (marshall)

    coleman zabaleta turner (brayford) (baker)

    barfa walcott coutinho silva (morrison)

    sturridge soldado giroud

    To this team

    Mignolet (daniels)

    coleman zabaleta collins (chester) (baker)

    coutinho walcott barfa pennant (brady)

    RVP giroud sturridge

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Seriously?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. It's only once you've wildcarded that you realise how stressful the problem RVP presents is. There will not be an opportunity to get him without significant hits later on...so it's now or seemingly not for a long and continuously nervous wait

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. if i want him i will work him in over 3 weeks without hits, or 2 weeks with one hit if in panic.
      not losing sleep over it

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. ...you won't have him for CP....he scores 10pts...you don't get him, telling yourself he plays Citeh(a)...he scores again...he shoots up to 14.5m during the next Int break just in time for WBA/sun/STOKE/SOUTH...

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. His price surely won't rise very much, even if he does bang the goals in. He's owned by nearly half the players already and he's not an 'easy' transfer (it takes a lot of rearranging to get him in).

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. Who do you think you are?

            An estuary?

            There is another 1.5mill potential buyers. Very few of the top ranked players own him. Panic will spread like a wildfire.

            :roll:

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Yep. I always get my team to the point where I have ~18m left for 1 striker & 1 midfielder... and it's the choice between an "RVP & nobody",ora "Sturridge/Michu", "Benteke/Lamela", "Soldado/Silva"

      Leaning towards 2x9m's to be honest. Sturridge in particular looks like he won't be far off matching RVP goal for goal especially with Lpool's fixtures

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. I'm getting RVP now & when I WC in future I'll be selling him (may be GW 10?) to reconstruct my team

      Kind of reverse strategy I know :neutral:

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. I'm wildcarding and not getting him, just can't have it that he's worth 4.5-5m more than Benteke/Sturridge etc. That's a huge difference to the rest of your team

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Same here and investing all that excess money to defence.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  15. Would you WC now, with this lot?

    Boruc Marshall
    Zaba Terry Toure Ward Burner
    Wally Silva Brady Kim Williams
    RVP Benteke Sturridge

    I've taken 1 hit this week to get this team and didn't intend to WC. Would like to get in Migs, Vidic, Collins and possibly Nolan in coming weeks, so it's a case of whether WC is worth more getting these players before further prices rises or worth keeping for future DGWs. What do you think? Cheers

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. benteke & silva OR rvp & barkley?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Thta is the question! See my post above :-)

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Cheers Maximus, job done!

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  16. HVT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Try save wildcard IMO.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I did that last season leading me to take a lot of point hits in order to save it, lowering my ranking in a way that I spent the rest of the season just trying to get inside 100k. Ended up spending it on Xmas in what I thought it would be a genius move bringing in RvP and Rooney.

      Try to save it, but not at a big point hit expense is my advice.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  17. New post

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  18. Anybody considering Pennant as their 4.5 filler?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Wont be playing that much with the new arrival and has only made sub appearances so far
      Ward- Prowse is the top 4.5 pick IMO

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Are you saying Pennant's place is under threat from Ireland?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  19. Trying to get my head around how the transfers work.
    Is it every 50,00 transfers in a player will go up 0.1?

    And if I want to use my WC as a money maker, after the next price rise, the se guys will go up?

    Whittaker- 46538
    Redmond- 39000ish (maybe?)
    Hernandez- 97542
    Lampard- 46529

    And do prices change overnight every-night or on specific dates?

    Bit confused, :-/ Please help?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. 2 - 3am every night = price changes.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Thank you chaps! :)

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. This is awesome!

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Not sure on the exact number of transfers needed for a rise, but totalfpl.com/pricechanges will show you how close to a rise/fall every player is (in % terms).

      Price changes take place every day (i think around 1/2am)

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Due to a player needing to rise 0.2 to net you 0.1 cash, I think you've probably left it too late to use the WC to rake in some cash during the int. break.

      better to suss out how to use it, and how the price changes work, before using it again in the next int break, conveniently right before Utd's fixtures start looking rosey.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Fiso has not cracked the code for this season though. totalfpl.com is what I use now.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. You do know that you don't actually make any money with just one price rise? The player needs to rise .2 for you to get .1 from selling him.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Yeah I know.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  20. Have a nice time :)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  21. so,wich big player will injuree and totaly messed up our fpl plans?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  22. Latest entrant in Early Bird.

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/167318/history/

    Static overall rank. :shock:

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  23. New Post
  24. Migs - (Davis)
    Mertsacker- Ivanovic - - Collins - (Toure Parr)
    Walcott - Silva -Mirallas – Nolan (Thomas
    Lambert - Giroud – Soldado (C)
    Got 1FT, with 1.4m in the bank

    A) Nolan to Lamela & -4 hit for Soldado to Benteke
    B) Mirallas to Lamela & -4 hit for Soldado to Sturridge
    C) Nolan to Fellani & -4 hit for Soldado to Sturridge
    D) Mirallas to 7.2 mid or less (e.g. hernandez) & -4 hit for Lambert to Sturridge
    E) Mirallas to 7.2 mid or less (e.g. hernandez) & -4 hit for Lambert to Bentekkers
    F) Keep FT
    G) Any suggestions for transfers?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  25. You have 1FT & 3M in the bank. You're hovering around the 1M mark in FPL. Would you spend the FT on for instance Dzeko->Giroud before Giroud rises even more, despite the fact he might get injured in internationals?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  26. Vorm (Davis)
    Johnson - Zabaleta - Coleman (Brayford, Baker)
    Silva - Coutinho - Walcott - Snodgrass (Barkley)
    Soldado - Dzeko - Giroud

    I'm thinking of going 4-3-3, with how the bps are being distributed this season.

    So thinking of:

    Johnson to Sakho (Johnson doubtful)
    Snodgrass to Ward-Prowse
    Brayford to Terry
    Dzeko to Benteke

    Also, Coutinho to Hazard at some point, to a team of:

    Vorm (Davis)
    Zabaleta - Sakho - Terry - Coleman (Baker)
    Silva - Hazard - Walcott (Ward-Prowse, Barkley)
    Soldado - Benteke - Giroud

    I see how people seems to be favoring Sturridge over Soldado. But it seems to me Soldado is certain to be the main forward for Spurs this season. Sturridge has to worry about Suarez.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    • 1 year, 1 month ago

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  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Sterling
  • Eriksen
  • Tadic
  • Pellè
  • Aguero
  • Berahino
  • Vlaar
  • Chadli
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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 25 Oct, 2014 2:01pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
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