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    1. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 1 Review 19 hours, 8 mins ago

      I was surprised to see double WBA after their pre season, Southampton less so with their attractive fixtures. But it wasn't something I'd considered either until Trippier got injured, then I listened to the scoutcast and Luke made a great case to double up on Soton, so I took his advice πŸ™‚ Looks like the top 5 had the same thoughts.I try and avoid it too, as at the start of the season I normally try and represent a number of teams in my squad, as we don't really know who is going to be good for a few weeks, then we can start to double and triple up where necessary » Read

    2. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 1 Review 19 hours, 11 mins ago

      I think you're right, that GW3 fixture must be dominating everyones thinking. I'd forgotten that he wasn't that reliable until the end last season, could be a factor to bear in mind! Only captaining him once in the first 4 weeks though - is he good value if you're doing that? I'm not sure. I think he becomes much more of an option from GW5 onwards.Ah ok cheers for clarifying πŸ™‚ I went with DDG in the end, seems to be the best value and most nailed on to play, and I really wanted some coverage of their defence!Great work TM, as per πŸ™‚ Will be interesting to see what FPL statistico reveals when that comes into the equation! » Read

    3. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 26 mins ago

      Fair point. Just depends how much risk mitigation you want to build in to your squad really! » Read

    4. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 29 mins ago

      More than one way to skin a cat πŸ™‚Thats true, but if just one becomes injured, then it forces you to autosub the 4th defender, who may have a bad fixture. Thats the main thrust of my argument really. I'm totally with you regarding your point on FT's though.I think you raise an interesting point on budget too, would you always try to spend all the 100m on your squad? I think another useful way to be flexible at the start of the season is by saving a little money itb. » Read

    5. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 42 mins ago

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Yeah you certainly want a playing bench when bench boosting. As Rocrocodile says below, if you play it straight after a wildcard you will give yourself the best chance, as hopefully you will have selected 15 playing players in your wildcard the week before. It is also wise to use it in double gameweeks where you are effectively getting 2 rolls of the dice rather than one! » Read

    6. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 44 mins ago

      Very true. Buying players where there are many options at their price points is another key part of flexability, especially if you leave 0.5 itb to not be a slave to price rises and falls » Read

    7. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 46 mins ago

      I'm hoping Francis is fit to play, he wasn't completely ruled out in the press conference today, which is better news than I was expecting to be honest! » Read

    8. Moving Target - Gylfi Sigurdsson 19 hours, 48 mins ago

      Good spot πŸ™‚ But its less of an issue in a flexible 4-3-3 than in an inflexible 3-4-3. I think through composing my post and seeing the replies, its the combo of inflexible 3-4-3 combined with 4.0 defender that I see as being especially risky. » Read

    9. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 1 Review 19 hours, 54 mins ago

      Been looking forward to this returning! πŸ˜€ Some very interesting findings here.Surprised to see 3-4-3 used by so many of the top 5. As I posted yesterday its fairly inflexible when used with a 4.0 defender on the bench, would have expected to see more 4-3-3 as you say TM, or 4-4-2.Very surprised to see Harry Kane in all 5 teams, if you aren't captaining him, he's poor value.Also thought the Utd defence would be more represented amongst the top 5, they are a solid defence with excellent fixtures. » Read

    10. The ScoutCast - Episode 229 - Comeback 22 hours, 23 mins ago

      Yeah it did, there was some good, lengthy discussion even with 5 which was really interesting to hear. spot on, he does add a sprinkle of spice! πŸ˜€ » Read

    11. The ScoutCast - Episode 229 - Comeback 1 day, 5 hours ago

      Very enjoyable Scoutcast this week, had to laugh at Mark and his dance of 7 veils comment! Good to have Granville back too, always good to hear a different opinion. If he can't make every week it would at least be good to have him join on occasion like Luke and AZ πŸ™‚ » Read

    12. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 14 hours ago

      http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2017/07/25/scout-report-danilo/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_15944317Check this out and the replies for the full explanation of price rises and falls πŸ™‚ » Read

    13. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 14 hours ago

      If you want a short term replacement, Willian is the obvious choice. However I'd lean away from him now as the Burnley fixture is gone, Chelsea look in turmoil, and Hazard has started training again.Those of a riskier nature could go for Ramsey, seems to pose a threat in a 3-4-2-1, but not nailed.Albrighton was in great form towards the end of least season, carried that on on Friday with a stunning assist for Vardy, despite the tough fixtures, Leicesters counter attacking style could see him return well for his price.Brunt is on a number of set pieces, poses a goal threat, and appears to score well in BPS too. WBA have great fixtures too.Ince, a risky punt, nice fixtures though.Brady - takes a great free kick, unlucky not to score against Chelsea. You might have to rotate him though as every good fixture is followed by a poor one. » Read

    14. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 14 hours ago

      "9 months later, flopsy gave birth to 14 beautiful bunnies..........""............8 survived."Cracks me up every time! » Read

    15. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      Palace just lost 3-0 to Huddersfield. » Read

    16. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      Very true, the 6-1's and 5-0's often happen when we least expect them!Wise words Krionos, thank you for your input πŸ™‚ Theres a lot to be said for being the undisputed focal point of an attack. Think I'll stick with just Salah for this one then, save a ft and hope King can do the business against Watford » Read

    17. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      I own Salah already » Read

    18. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      Yeah i'm leaning towards Kaku captain too. Got King at the moment as third striker but 1.0 itb, still weighing up whether to go with king and save ft, or switch to firmino » Read

    19. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      Hmm ok, Mingolet is never the answer! » Read

    20. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 2 - The Strong 1 day, 15 hours ago

      PVA also on corners it seems, could get assists via this avenue too πŸ™‚ Did you see Liverpool v Hoffenheim? I missed that game, was Liverpool's defence any better than v Watford? » Read