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Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Currently on Sterling with Lukaku as vice. It could well swap before the deadline! I've gone for a big front three, I still think the value is there, but I could well downgrade Lukaku after this week... as you say where to invest seems to shift constantly. Good luck this week πŸ™‚ » Read

  2. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 1 day, 12 hours ago

    Hey TRM, good to hear from you! My season isn't great but I take comfort from Matthew and Mark who are also outside the top 1m. I still feel confident though, I feel like there are a lot of points out there this season and it could all change fairly quickly. I hope I am right! I like the balance to my team having Wildcarded recently and it's players like Choupo-Moting, who now has a decent run of fixtures, that I hope will start to deliver. Can't decide between Sterling, Jesus and Lukaku as my captain this week... Who are your options? » Read

  3. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 1 day, 12 hours ago

    With Sterling in such good form I reckon Graeme will captain him for sure, no idea about the others though. I remember when I looked at stats for last season, although he wasn't part of the Top Five, Graeme was incredibly good at picking a captain. I mean as were all these managers although they don't always get it right as last week proved. Jay is doing very well, a rank of 57,205 at this stage of fairly topsy-turvy season is impressive. But all these guys are worth keeping tabs on, it's just as interesting to see how the others deal with a relatively poor start by their extremely high standards. » Read

  4. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 1 day, 12 hours ago

    Excellent moves last week! Well done sir, sorry for my extremely slow reply! » Read

  5. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 1 day, 12 hours ago

    I'm sorry for my slow reply, I'm fairly busy and before I know it it's suddenly the end of the week! I don't mean to be rude. Hope you had a great time on brother's stag do, and good that you are finding time to keep fit. I'm feeling rather guilty as I should be doing more. Your moves are always instructive, and there's a long way to go yet in this season. I feel there are less points separating players this year and I'm hoping one really good week will propel me up the table (I'm 6 points behind you). Also I'm really enjoying your opinion articles on the site, it's great to hear thoughts. Best of luck this week! I'm hoping Choupo puts on his scoring boots, he could be a nice little differential. » Read

  6. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 9 hours ago

    thank you » Read

  7. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 9 hours ago

    i think both got him on WC as he moved to Brighton presumably expecting him to start. Although Mark said he would be selecting Elliot for the time being anyway so it didn't matter too much. Matthew I don't know but you could always ask him (he is Numb above). » Read

  8. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 9 hours ago

    Matthew and Mark currently on Elliot/Krul » Read

  9. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 9 hours ago

    hahahahahahahaha πŸ™‚ it's kind of sad but at least FPL Virgin is jealous. » Read

  10. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 10 hours ago

    it is only a guide really, people tend to make transfers with more than one gameweek in mind. Also on the FPL Stastico site, which I use to get all the data, captain points are included in 'transfers in' (obviously a transferred out player will never have their points doubled), as are benched points. For instance you might get a player in on a wildcard who is benched, those points count towards your total. Although of course a transferred out player would never be benched so it sort of evens out on that front. All in all it is an interesting guide, it's still important to get points from your players as soon as you transfer them in. What's not measured though is when a manager show patience. For instance instead of transferring out an under-performing player holding onto him for another week just as he finds form. Equally as important as making the right transfer. » Read

  11. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 11 hours ago

    Thank you! I look forward to prodding and probing you one day... that sounds very wrong, I apologise. At the moment Mr Pukka - Geoff and the real TM are closest to entering the Top Five, long way to go but after finishing 49th and 193rd last season they must be in with a chance. » Read

  12. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 11 hours ago

    Although it's a long time (2012) since Spurs beat Liverpool, and it's only in the last two seasons we've managed to get home draws against them. Before that we were losing 3-0 and 5-0! Even Alberto Moreno scored in one match! They always seem to put on a performance when they play Spurs. Plus Liverpool have added Salah who destroyed the Spurs defence when playing for Basel. But, yes, Kane is in the best form of his life and should do well against THAT away Liv defence. Morata should be a great option when he is over his hamstring injury. GW10 of course sees Man United play Spurs, not a great week to own both Lukaku and Kane, I wonder if that's when we could see Mark shift funds into midfield... » Read

  13. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 11 hours ago

    Lukaku also has the tasty looking fixture against Huddersfield in GW9, he could be one to punish Wildcarders, especially if he can turn 'expected' goals into actual goals. » Read

  14. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 7 Review 8 days, 11 hours ago

    Hope your wildcard goes well, if only to save you from Mark exacting revenge in the Scoutcast! As long as you don't pick any 80s singer/songwriters I'm sure you'll be fine πŸ˜‰ » Read

  15. This Much We Know - Gameweek 7 16 days, 15 hours ago

    Thank you, yes I'd read that before and I was hoping for a bit more detail if possible. For instance Spurs's 173 - I presume that is last year's rating? this year they have been better away from home than at 'home'. If there's a chance to understand these numbers a bit better at some point that would be great, it seems really interesting. No worries about the Lukaku pick, it was the Captain Sensible article that persuaded me eventually, but it was a difficult choice and the more perspectives the better! Thank you » Read

  16. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 6 Review 17 days, 13 hours ago

    Well done, I like your Richarlison pick, and not owning Lukaku has worked out well for you. I hope to squeeze Richarlison in for GW10. Fingers crossed Morata isn't out for too long. » Read

  17. This Much We Know - Gameweek 7 17 days, 18 hours ago

    Really interesting read, thank you. I'm curious to know a bit more about how this spreadsheet works - is it possible you could give a break down of how Tottenham have a rating of 620 this week? I gather from previous comments that it is based on; position, raw results, goals scored, and goals conceded. And that there is now a column for Home Indicator. It would be great to understand how the 620 is calculated from the different sections. Also, is the Home Indicator based on last season's performance at home? (ie when Spurs where at WHL). If this can help me with my captain decision (went for Lukaku over Kane last week) that would be a huge help! Thank you. » Read

  18. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 6 Review 20 days, 5 hours ago

    Coutinho was a good pick, well done, my pick Salah didn't quite have that edge today. I ended on 72, which I guess is basically the same as you after BPS. It's interesting, after our thoughts about a power three - I was on my WC last week and I found it hard to decide between Sanchez + Joselu vs Ramsey + Jesus. I went for Ramsey and Jesus but this week Joselu proved to be the better 3rd forward. I hope Jesus will benefit from Aguero's absence, fingers crossed the long haul flights don't zap his energy too much before GW8. Atsu is the one player I would like to upgrade in my squad, I wasn't particularly impressed with him today. Still with Morata being injured I'll probably end up holding onto Lukaku for now, I don't really see a good alternative, which means no funds to upgrade Atsu... or maybe I'll get Joselu and then do Atsu to Hazard... not sure that is worth a hit though. Or play my fourth defender... Mee got 7 points on my bench this week. Much to ponder over the internati… » Read

  19. Top 5 Career Hall Of Fame - Gameweek 6 Review 21 days, 11 hours ago

    Well the counter to the value argument is the captaincy argument - I like to have two or three captain options in my team. Kane and Lukaku were my two candidates this week. Looking ahead it will be Kane or Morata for GW8. Then maybe Jesus or Morata GW9. I want to have those choices. Or maybe I will keep Lukaku, it depends on the international break, it's a fluid game. Obviously outside of those front three I look for value. Incidentally I'm considering selling Lukaku for Morata as my next transfer. Morata being over 1m cheaper would allow me to upgrade Atsu to Richarlison in GW10 for example, I think Morata and Richarlison will do better than Lukaku and Atsu over the next 6 gameweeks perhaps. This is how I think about my decisions. As to your assumption that I "want to guarantee the hΔ±ghest points scorers but there is no end to that," I'm not quite sure what you mean by that. Firstly I used Lacazette as an example of the riches on offer up front - we simply can't have them all… » Read

  20. Spot The Differential - Gameweek 7 21 days, 19 hours ago

    you are my Evs πŸ™‚ Lukaku it is. » Read