Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame Analysis - Gameweek 33 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Thanks, TM.Had a really crappy week outside FPL, so not really had my head on the football, but if you're interested I'm torn between Negrado, Benteke or maybe Rashford (probably in that order at the moment) in for Carroll and I believe that there is an article on just that dilemma which I'll be getting into shortly. I was never really sold on Ibra even before the injury.I picked out Negrado a few weeks ago as I have hazy memories of high scoring games in bygone years between relegation battlers which swung back on forth as the teams attacked with reckless abandonment. I appreciate that doesn't sound like Boro though!Haven't even considered captain. » Read

  2. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 32 Review 13 days, 19 hours ago

    Cheers, TM, I think a fair few of us skippered Lukaku that week and I'm guessing I didn't have whoever the other most popular pick(s) was/were. Although that reminds me what Spurs' opposition are capable of. Mmm - maybe that 10+pts is more than achievable! » Read

  3. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 32 Review 13 days, 21 hours ago

    Cheers, TM. It's still a big if as to whether I get Kane. Objectively, I think he'd need 10+ pts to justify, given the knock on effects, but he could easily do that. I think the logical thing to do is sit tight with what I've got, but you know I like my hits.Captaincy is another case of higher risk, higher reward if I had Kane. I'd have 3(+c) Spurs, probably all attacking, so a haul would be an amazing start to the weekend. A blank would obviously be disastrous, although I wouldn't be the only one in that boat. On balance, I suspect I'll stick with Lukaku but undecided.So plenty for me to think about whilst I'm plodding the miles! » Read

  4. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 32 Review 14 days, 2 hours ago

    Fantastic level of detail, TM and good luck with your Cup game, before I forget.I got lucky with Sanchez blank and with Cout coming in, but then that's where having a decent bench comes in useful.My dilemma this week is mainly to Kane or not Kane. I can either go for:A: Aguero to Kane and Davies to Gibson (-4). B: Aguero to Kane and Erik to Zaha (-4). C: Sit tight and do Aguero to Ibra next week (free), which would also mean I retain Lukaku vs West Ham (with options A and B he'll be out for Ibra).Kane in is, of course, massively tempting, but I fancy Davies and Erik to do well too and Aguero's stats are decent, so it's a toughie.Hopefully doing an all day run on Good Friday, so I'll have plenty of time to weigh up the options, which is normally where I go wrong!Anyway, the forthcoming WC is the more interesting point now 🙂 » Read

  5. FFS Cups – Results and Fourth Round Draws 14 days, 22 hours ago

    Haha. Great (if random!) points, gents. » Read

  6. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 14 days, 22 hours ago

    Cheers, George. If it's a cash league, thanks but I don't do them (superstitious!) but if it's something to do with a knock out cup for fun or whatever feel free to send me some details. As I say, I don't play for cash, just in case that was the proposal 🙂 » Read

  7. FFS Cups – Results and Fourth Round Draws 14 days, 22 hours ago

    An all Dutch affair in the cup then vs Who Divock Is Origi, or at least half-Dutch vs Dutch. Succes! » Read

  8. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 15 days, 6 hours ago

    That's very kind, Pep, thank you. I'm not expecting it to be a sustained run! » Read

  9. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 18 days, 15 hours ago

    Ah, yeah, I always feel using the chips (except WC) is unfair in cups.Good luck in yours, although I hope Ibra doesn't go too mad.Glad to hear I should be through in mine. » Read

  10. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 18 days, 15 hours ago

    Interesting stuff. I don't have exact details, but I can absolutely confirm that this is the first season I've been hit crazy.Both my last two (three digit finish) seasons were much more cautious affairs - I think in one of those I'd taken one hit in the first half of the season or something. I have been far less patient this season but it generally seems to have worked out.I wouldn't advocate that as a general rule and would stand by my previous view that hits are often a sign of poor planning or impatience (e.g. Sanchez) or just bad luck with injury etc.Happy to answer any questions on it, but I wouldn't say it's been a deliberate strategy at all. » Read

  11. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 18 days, 15 hours ago

    Welcome to the fickle lady that is the wildcard. I don't think I've ever scored better than my 'old' team would have the week I've wildcarded.Your logic on Siggy was sound and, as you say, he could nail it next week. » Read

  12. The Knee Jerk - Gameweek 32 18 days, 15 hours ago

    Hard luck, Mark, we've all been there when a carefully thought out transfer backfires and you see what you could have won. At least Forest won though, eh, important one! » Read

  13. Dugout Discussion - Bournemouth vs Chelsea 18 days, 18 hours ago

    I got very lucky as Brunt was my second sub and Cout my first. » Read

  14. Dugout Discussion - Bournemouth vs Chelsea 18 days, 18 hours ago

    Doubt I'll be alone in this, but don't think I've ever had a full house of points in a single GW. Just need a Lukaku goal and Valencia cleanie to achieve that this week! High scoring average, you imagine. » Read

  15. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 18 days, 20 hours ago

    You know you're sad when you celebrate Fernandes coming on in the 86th minute for the Hammers just because it guarantees Coutinho off your bench and not missing out on bench goals for the third week running! Caught a break at last, although maybe I should be learning for this... » Read

  16. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 19 days, 3 hours ago

    Stick with your gut, TM. They are both decent options and I've had bench goals for the last few weeks now! Good luck. » Read

  17. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 19 days, 3 hours ago

    No question Ibra can smash it this week and if it's just this week before getting Kane in I'd go for an Ibra and King pairing.Problem is, this week there really are so many great options from the top clubs. Could be quite a few double digit players if games go to form.I despair of Boro defenders, though Chambers wouldn't have been in my 11 anyway so hasn't cost me. Sunderland fixtures do look great, just not Sunderland! » Read

  18. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 19 days, 4 hours ago

    *absolutely sure » Read

  19. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 19 days, 4 hours ago

    I was very close to Wildcarding this week, then absolutely I would do it next week, but actually with another -4 I can get Kane in and the team will look OK. I'm going to end up just taking -4 for the rest of the season and not use my WC... » Read

  20. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 31 Review 19 days, 5 hours ago

    Haha, behave! I'm probably already not top any more given my hit, but I'll enjoy it for now.Great article again. Wildcard timing is going to be the big factor now, I feel. » Read