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Scout Notes

How the final day of the season unfolded from a Fantasy perspective

Our final Scout Notes article of the season is a briefer-than-usual affair, recapping the events of Gameweek 38.

Despite all the interest in Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), it was the lesser-owned Fantasy assets who won the league for Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) and David Silva (£8.5m) proved to be the heroes as they were the only options to record more than one attacking return.

The former Leicester City midfielder scored the goal to put the title out of Liverpool’s reach, 25 minutes after his corner was nodded in by Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m).

That strike was welcomed by the owners of the centre-back and helped compensate for a lack of a clean sheet.

Despite their incredible record of ten shut-outs in the last 12 matches and Brighton’s struggles in front of goal, it was the Seagulls who actually took the lead at the Amex.

Glenn Murray (£6.1m) was the man to break the deadlock, converting Pascal Groß‘s (£6.7m) corner after 26 minutes.

It mattered little to City in the end though, with Aguero netting an immediate equaliser and setting Pep Guardiola’s side on their way to winning a second successive title.

City’s win meant that the result at Anfield was irrelevant to the outcome of the Premier League title race.

Owners of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.8m) and Sadio Mane (£10.3m) had a field day, though, with both Liverpool players delivering 15-points hauls.

Mane converted two Alexander-Arnold crosses either side of half-time and Liverpool went on to record their 21st clean sheet of the season – no Premier League club registered more.

Mohamed Salah (£13.2m), passed fit to start along with Andrew Robertson (£6.7m), blanked for the first time in seven Gameweeks and never really looked like scoring, despite his obvious desperation to secure a second successive Golden Boot award.

Talking of disappointments, Manchester United signed off for the season in inglorious fashion, slumping to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of relegated Cardiff City.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (£4.8m) was the unlikely hero, first converting from the penalty spot after himself being felled and then tapping in from a Josh Murphy (£4.8m) pass.

Paul Pogba (£8.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) blanked again, while Mason Greenwood (£4.5m) was unable to deliver an attacking return on his full debut despite 15 penalty box touches and seven attempts on goal – two of which were big chances.

Luke Shaw (£5.1m) wasn’t part of the matchday squad.

The real humdinger of the day, as perhaps anticipated, was at Selhurst Park.

There were a grand total of eight goals scored between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth and naturally, despite posting really encouraging underlying statistics in the previous four away matches, Callum Wilson (£6.9m) was not involved in a single one.

Neither was Ryan Fraser (£6.3m), who seems to only ever deliver when his colleague Wilson does.

The real winners of that match were owners of Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m), who recorded three assists and was a constant menace throughout.

His haul was accompanied by a Michy Batshuayi (£6.2m) brace, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m), despite conceding three times, notched a rare assist.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) clawed his way to a shared Golden Boot award with two goals at Burnley and finished as the top-scoring FPL forward of 2018/19 in doing so.

The Gabonese striker was the lucky winner of Unai Emery’s rotation roulette as the Arsenal manager shuffled the pack after European commitments – Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) and Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) among the players to drop to the bench.

Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) relieved the glory days of the winter period with one last goal of the season to ensure the Gunners’ defensive record on the road finished in true form.

There was a rare goal for youngster Eddie Nketiah (£5.0m) in the closing stages.

Arsenal’s north London rivals drew 2-2 with Everton, with those who hung onto Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) rewarded when the Dane scored the game’s fourth goal from a direct free-kick.

Several lesser-owned Fantasy assets were among the points, with Theo Walcott (£5.9m) and Cenk Tosun (£6.4m) – in for the injured Richarlison (£6.4m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.4m) – on the scoresheet for the Toffees.

Erik Lamela (£5.9m) claimed the assists for both of Spurs’ goals, the first of which was an Eric Dier (£4.7m) strike on two minutes.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) signed off for 2018/19 with an assist for Walcott’s goal, with this campaign being the Iceland international’s most successful season from an FPL points’ perspective.

There wasn’t to be a ninth clean sheet in 11 Gameweeks for Marco Silva’s defence, however, while Seamus Coleman (£5.2m) was absent through injury.

Perhaps the most underwhelming spectacle of the afternoon took place at the King Power Stadium.

It was the only match in Gameweek 38 to feature no goals, despite Jamie Vardy‘s (£9.0m) impressive form in recent home fixtures.

There had been suggestions that Chelsea would look sluggish after playing 120 minutes and needing penalties against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, but they were arguably the more creative team in the opening stages.

Eden Hazard (£11.0m) was left on the bench and emerged for a short display in the second half in which he contributed little.

Vardy had a few opportunities to score but could not convert and was at the very least more composed than Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.0m), who was off target with several clear chances.

An error from the recalled Angus Gunn (£4.3m) cost owners of Southampton’s backline a clean sheet, with Alex Pritchard (£4.8m) pouncing on the Saints’ goalkeeper’s loose touch to hand Huddersfield a deserved point.

Nathan Redmond (£5.5m) had earlier put the hosts ahead with a fine effort from distance – that, indeed, was his only shot of the game.

James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m) was inches from an eighth goal of the season but his 46th-minute effort was tipped onto the bar.

Newcastle made a mockery of the interest in Sergio Rico (£4.4m) at Craven Cottage as they dominated Fulham.

Two quick-fire goals for the Magpies in the first half put it beyond the Cottagers and Scott Parker’s side never really threatened Martin Dubravka‘s (£5.0m) goal, with Ryan Babel (£5.6m) only coming on as a 65th-minute substitute.

Mid-price FPL forwards Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) and Salomon Rondon (£5.9m) each bagged a goal.

The feared pre-FA Cup final rotation didn’t materialise at Vicarage Road, with Javi Gracia naming a full-strength side for the match against West Ham.

He might have wished he didn’t, as the Hornets slumped to a 4-1 defeat and saw Jose Holebas (£4.8m) shown a straight red card early in the second half.

Gerard Deulofeu (£5.7m) at least rewarded his remaining owners with a consolation goal.

Watford haven’t kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 26 and their vulnerability at the back showed, with Mark Noble (£4.8m) grabbing a brace – one goal coming from the spot – and Marko Arnautovic (£6.7m) registering his fourth attacking return in three Gameweeks.

Michail Antonio (£6.8m) delivered a hat-trick of assists while Felipe Anderson (£6.8m) recovered from illness to record what was only his fourth attacking return of 2019.

(co-written by David and Neale)

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  1. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    Whatever you do, please please do not waste time on rotation spreadsheet.(defence)

    It's is utter nonsense and a complete waste of time.

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      we were spoiled this year with attacking options (Robertson/TAA/Mendy/Doherty), and also had a £4m starter, so there was never any real need to, it might not be so easy next season

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      This x100

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        so, you're honestly saying that there is no relation between fixture difficulty and points? I get that attacking returns can be unpredictable, and that some teams do well in big games (Wolves/Leicester) some play better away (Palace), which both make it harder

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          No we are not saying that, what we are saying is that people(me included) have spend hours(days) plotting out a 19 weeks 4.5m def rotation spreadheet, only for it to come crashing down around week 3-4 when the likes of Laporte & Co have suddenly kept 3 CS's in a row and the likes of Kosielney have scored 2 goals for example.

          By then unexpected gems like Wolves def's etc have raised their hands and we all tear up our teams and WC anyway.

          1. markloe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            I think this season has been exceptional in that sense though, we're very unlikely to have another £4m like AWB (who also made a mockery of rotation through great away form), and there will be a few interesting £4.5's again (Valery/Evans/a re-classified Maitland Niles(?))

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              13 days, 4 hours ago

              no matter who the 4.5m gems are, we will most likely pick the wrong ones in any case to start off with. No one keeps their 4.5m def rotation pairs for long anyway.

              Wan bisakka was a gem yes, but many lost pts because of benching him. (12 pts week 1)

              I was lucky to start off with Holebas this season. He was racking up the pts. Then I bench him for an away game(as per rotation)..he scored something like 11 pts, then his leg falls off and he was never the same again.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                13 days, 4 hours ago

                -I benched

                Week 1:Tomkins(6) , WanB(12) - both away games
                Week 2: Cook(14) - away

            2. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              You're right saying there may be good value in some 4.5m assets, but not purely for rotation schedules and clean sheets.

              Don't think it's a case of: avoid 4.5m defenders. More so that many (myself included) place too much emphasis on building these rotation schedules for them to flop, as the defences they invested in are no good (despite decent fixtures).

          2. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            Couldn't have explained it better myself, thank you for typing for me, haha!

            Already I'm looking at starting with TAA, Digne & Boly so I don't jump on the rotation hype when fixtures are released.

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              This.

              I think Digne, Trent and Laporte pretty much are fixture proof, so you can play them every week with 2 cheapies to stay on the bench in case of an emergency.

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                13 days, 3 hours ago

                Laporte is another good pick although I'm conscious of overspending on defence.

                1. markloe
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  Laporte, TAA and Digne is going to be a cool £20m

  2. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    JWP really could have had a haul yesterday

    1. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Same with Aguero(tc) and many others

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Same with Redmond(tc) and many others

      1. I hate Moreno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Redmond did

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 5 hours ago

          could have had double what he scored.

          1. Amey
            13 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah 😮

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      zaha should have too

      if he got that 1st assist, he would have got at least 2 baps and a sweet 15 pter

      milivojevic hit the woodwork

      ings should have scored too

      mehhhhhhhhhhhhh

      1. I hate Moreno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        Zaha xg was decent too. He could have had 20 points in all honesty. Looked class on the highlights.

        1. Amey
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Did he 😮
          My differential players worked out well last gw with Zaha Redmond Deulofeu

        2. pingissimus
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          He always does look great in highlights. Somehow both in real life and fantasy the returns never quite reach the promised land.

          He could be a real monster as a player - he’s still young enough to find another level.

          But that I suspect means leaving palace and then he may become Mahrez.

          There was talk that Dortmund were interested in him. Rubbish news for Palace fans, bad for fantasy but perhaps what he needs to hit the heights.

    4. Amey
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Redmond © should have scored more for me.
      Still happy with 20 pointer though

  3. b82rz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    My first season as an FFS member and my best ever finish with an Overall Rank of 9,768.

    I had been in the top 1k at times but fell away at the end with a couple of poor decisions.

    Thanks all for the help and advice throughout the season.

    Have a good summer all!

    1. The Albatross
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Congratulations

    2. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Well done!

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    Chris Houghton's sacking is bizarre

    1. boc610
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      its not really when you look at money spent on signings and the returns he's got. brighton were very lucky not to have been relegated. no one saw huddersfield and fulham being this bad.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        This, really.

        They are dead lucky Cardiff had a bad start because that's the only reason they're not starting next season in the Championship.

        Based on the way they finished this campaign I'd have said they were odds on favourites to go down next term. Even with Norwich and Sheff Utd coming up.

    2. Amey
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Yep.
      What do these club's expect ??
      CL ?? 😀
      Pathetic

        1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Interesting table that. Arsenal were meant to be sensible spenders.

        2. Amey
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Not surprised tbh.
          Sanchez,Fred ... the list goes on

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Very sad - what more could the guy do - win the FA Cup and qualify for the Champions League!? One of the nice guys - I hope that he gets another job very soon.

  5. boc610
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    that was big message to Sane from Pep on final day of the season when he went with Mahrez, i can see Sane looking to leave, something definitely off in their relationship.I think he's got the talent to be even better than sterling but just doesn't seem to be able to do what Pep wants him to.

    1. The 5% Team
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      you think Mahrez will see a lot more minutes next season? Kinda like Bernardo this season compared to the last one.

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah strange, S&S were inseparable last season. Maybe the world cup thing got to him but he's been good for Germany. Must be the Pep relationship as you say.

  6. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    And so ends a disappointing season...I think the main reason I actually play this game is because I enjoy being able to come on here and complain about it with all of you guys.

    So thanks.

    1. Amey
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Ha ha

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        Been a pleasure talking with you this season my friend.

        1. Amey
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Same here, my friend 🙂

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      I def here that. Group commiseration is powerful!

      It’s definitely been a rollercoaster season. Thanks for the advice mate!

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        As impressive as it is to have made a bigger balls up than me most weeks, the tales of rough with the smooth usually offer me some comfort!

        Thanks mate, you too, and good luck in the CL final.

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Ha rough with the smooth can sometimes be enlightening!!

          Cheers. I think it won’t be as easy as some make out but really feel like we deserve something out of this incredible season!

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            I said to (I think Berbs) before the semi finals were played a Liverpool - Spurs final is a real 50-50 on the night, although clearly Liverpool have more quality.

            I'm just hoping for a classic, but I do agree this Liverpool team deserves a trophy.

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      * hear

  7. boc610
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    https://twitter.com/rioferdy5/status/1111198416267284480?lang=en

    hands down my moment of the season. Hopefully Rio gets the sporting director job and this long running sitcom will finally get syndication.

    1. Amey
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      I just love the way you are so obsessed about Manchester United FC 🙂
      Keep it up 😉

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        ha i will.there will be no let up. theres a whole summer of laughs to be mined from this. OGS is the PERMANENT MANAGER of your club

        i doubt that's even sunk in yet with united fans.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          He won't be much longer. He's now just a more expensive interim manager than they wanted to have.

          1. boc610
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            you think? its a 7m a year contract...thats not written off lightly. he wll get a full season imo

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 4 hours ago

              No joke, does anyone expect him still to be in post by Christmas if United aren't basically challenging for the title by that point? I'm not trolling or being difficult but just realistic. 7m isn't an awful lot to a club of that size. If they can get Pochettino or similar by then they would write OGS off as a bad debt and move on.

              1. Amey
                13 days, 4 hours ago

                Agreed.
                If OGS fails miserably, 7×3m contract is peanuts for United to pay off.
                It'll be bad for us though 🙂

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  13 days, 4 hours ago

                  Sorry - misread. 3x7 of course... but still! They will have all sorts of clauses in there to minimise their losses. It won't be the full amount.

                  He probably has a "contract voided if you lose 2-0 to Cardiff at home" clause in there.

                  1. Amey
                    13 days, 4 hours ago

                    Lol
                    It's embarrassing tbh

              2. boc610
                • 7 Years
                13 days, 4 hours ago

                challenging for the title?? if thats the remit he's been given for next season the powers that be are completely deluded. no manager who comes in can deliver that. two teams just hit the 90+ point mark and i think they will again next season.

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  13 days, 4 hours ago

                  I just mean that they will be desperate to get rid, so anything other than an amazing start to the season will give them just the right excuse. I don't think for a moment that they will be challenging for the title at any stage of the season.

                  1. boc610
                    • 7 Years
                    13 days, 4 hours ago

                    hindsight is great but why in the f *** did they not wait until may 12 to assess his position? its one of the strangest appointments in terms of timing in recent memory, maybe ever. new manager bounce (granted they were more attacking) against poor opposition and a fortunate victory over PSG.

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      13 days, 4 hours ago

                      100% agree. Bizarre appointment not befitting a club like United. I can think of a more appropriate (and cheaper) way of saying "thank you for 1999".

                    2. Fire Chief Moe
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      13 days, 3 hours ago

                      It was a decision made on emotion not logic, any business doing that wont be around for very long.

          2. Amey
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            Ha ha

          3. pingissimus
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            My concern as someone dabbling in Eliteserien is what happens when he gets the Molde job back

        2. Amey
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          I'm fine with that 🙂

          But yes, keep it up !
          I love it 🙂

  8. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    Spare a thought for the guy who finished last in FPL https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/5832108/event/38

    Seems like he put in more physical effort than anyone else, to make as many transfers as possible 🙂

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Poor show. He didn’t come last despite the effort

      He was 6,296,699 out of 6,324,237

      Is there even a wooden spoon prize to justify this insanity?!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      It says his rank is 6,296,699 and yet there are 6,324,237 total players - what's that all about?

      1. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        Maybe some active players deleted their accounts?
        I saw some people on here doing that yesterday.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Yes - plausible explanation ... I hadn't thought of that.

  9. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    Hope Brighton go down next season with their new random foreign manager nobody has heard of.. What do they expect?! Survival and an FA Cup semi final not enough?! Reality check needed for some lunatics running clubs.

    1. Amey
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Absolutely agree with you !

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      You know, I actually don't think it's the worst manager related decision we've seen in recent times.
      The club seem to have acted appropriately, waiting until the end of the season rather than a knee jerk reaction.
      Brighton have been pretty poor this season, and last season too, to be fair.
      They are an established PL team now, good stadium and decent supporter turn out, if they want to progress I don't think Chris Hughton was the man to do it.
      To clarify progress - mid table safety, ala Bournemouth, Palace levels with games to spare, rather than being in a relegation battle every season.

      1. Amey
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Is it a settled club though ??
        We can only judge it after next manager performance right ??

        It'll be clear whether CH was underperforming or Brighton isn't a good team at all & he helped them to survival & PL status again.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 40 mins ago

          Been an established PL club for 4 years at least now, that's enough to have regular TV revenue, and gate receipts to make the next step, not like how Fulham just gambled all their promotion money on a few players.

          Again, that Brighton team is his team, so regardless of whether or not they're under performing, it's his players who are doing it.

      2. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        I can see that point of view. Maybe he got to the natural end of his progression, but clubs have to be careful what they wish for. Could easily backfire here. Best case scenario for them what happens? 12th maybe? He made some decent buys on paper, they just didn’t come through for him. Still thinks a bit harsh to say the least.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 38 mins ago

          I think you've hit the nail on the head with that point, natural end of his progression. And it's exactly what I'm saying, he deserves enormous credit for how he's transformed the club, as you noted yourself, heading to League One when he took over, and the club statement sounded very genuine that they're thankful for all that he's done.
          But is he the man to take the club forward, personally I think he's reacted his limit.

      3. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        I agree with you.

        I couldn't see Brighton lasting another season based on the last month's worth of evidence.

        If I'm their owner looking at the very real prospect of losing their Prem status next season I'd be looking to take some form of drastic action too.

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          ** last 5 month's worth of evidence. ***

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 35 mins ago

            Yep, it's what I'm saying, I mean they've not even reacted 40 points this season, most seasons that's not good enough.
            It'll be difficult next year for Norwich, and Sheffield Utd, but honestly without a change at Brighton I think most people would tip them for bottom three.

  10. Kicked in the Coutinhos
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    Completely Off Topic

    Has anyone ever went to watch a game in Germany?

    Myself and 3 mates are planning a lads weekend in November. Heading to Dusseldorf and hoping to catch a game either there, Cologne, Leverkusen or Dortmund at a push. Surely one of them will be at home.

    I was just wondering how you go about getting tickets for the games? Or do they operate a pay on entry system etc.

    Any tips would be great!

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      I saw Hannover vs Mainz a few years ago, when I was in Germany for work.
      Basically just went to a ticket booth outside and brought some tickets, pretty straight forward.
      You can buy beer in the stadium, but you needed some kind of coupons to do so, I guess it was a proof of age thing, so maybe look into that. Although we still got served anyway somehow.

    2. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Go to a club shop in the city centre. They usually sell tickets there too. When I was in Germany last the ticket also included travel to and from the stadium

  11. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    So erm... what do I do now?

    1. Bodini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Hot topic this please

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        Seconded

    2. Amey
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      🙂

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Take up crochet or slap bass I would.

    4. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      After guessing who would you pick for your team next season try to think who are you definitely going to avoid (taking account possible price change.)

      I will avoid Walcott & prob B.Silva and Willian, B.Silva playing really well but just can't get enough points - his price is prob going to be 8.0 or 8.5 next season

  12. Pap Le Cissier
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    So I have my best ever season finishing 2200 yet it’s been soured by a cash mini league refusing to pay out....

    1. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Anyone else ever experienced this?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 4 hours ago

        can take a little while to get some people to / had a old work one that they tried to wiggle out of but got there in the end.

        Why are they refusing to pay out?

        1. Pap Le Cissier
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Basically claiming I hustled them, except the league admin knows my history with this game

          1. ShaunGoater123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            hustled them because you did well?! sounds like a severe case of sour grapes to me

            1. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              Indeed

  13. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    Modern football rubbish strikes again.

    Chris Hughton, gets a club up with 10,000 fans. Turns them into a 30,000 (plastic fan) filled Premier League team for 2 seasons, gets to the FA cup semi final too.

    Spent a bit of money yes, but not much.

    Where do BHA think they should be? Bournemouth aside (no offence to Bournemouth who have been amazing(, who would be a 'smaller' club above them?

    1. pingissimus
      13 days, 4 hours ago

      Not much money? I think only 5/6 teams have spent more in the last 2 seasons.

      I think this goes under the radar as so few of their new players make it out onto the pitch consistently- people just forget about them. Also he’s bought quantity - pretty much a whole new squad - as opposed to marquee signings.

  14. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    In game week 24 there was some speculation about how low you could be in the final GW24 standings and yet still have a chance of winning the FPL title. I said that I would do a quick analysis of the top (50) positions at the end of the season and report the results.

    Of the top 50 managers at the end of GW38:-
    3 managers were in the top 10 at the end of GW24
    13 managers were in positions from 11 to 100 the end of GW24
    21 managers were in positions from 101 to 1000 the end of GW24
    12 managers were in positions from 1001 to 10000 the end of GW24
    Only 1 manager was outside the top 10000 the end of GW24. He was in position 13899.

    It is the extraordinary performance of this last team, Jack March’s “Shark Team”, that I will use for my final calculations. Jack scored an amazing 1082 points in the last 14 game weeks, at an average of 77.29 points per week. He went from overall rank 13899 to 9! However, assuming that he would need this 14 game week haul of 1082 to overtake everyone, he would have needed to be on 1578 points after GW24 to finish ahead of the eventual winning #1 team of Adam Levy. 1578 points after GW24 would have put a manager in around the #250 position.
    So, in conclusion, if you were outside the top 250 after GW24 had finished then I would say that you would have had an extremely small chance of winning the overall FPL title.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Very interesting, thanks. I think people forget that a lot of the hope that comes from thinking that you can claw back ranking works both ways - you could always do even worse, or do well but be overtaken by people around you who do even better.

    2. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Interesting stuff, thanks!

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      OR 3,680
      Transfers 42
      Very happy!

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Ooops post fail - wrong thread.

    4. Pras United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Cheers old man. This is excellent!

  15. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 4 hours ago

    Is Rob Brown aka Eden Wizard lurking? :):)

  16. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    1 final rank
    2 number of transfers
    3 happy with your season?

    1) 23550
    2) 37 (lowest ever only took 3 hits)
    3) overall yes. this is my second highest finish since the 2006/2007 season . i played my own game without worrying about my mini league and it payed off. however finishing on a red arrow is a bit of an anti-climax as i really wanted to push for top 20k. For the second year running the chips have also been a bit disappointing, tc aguero gw 32 could have been such a success story though. anyway have a good summer all and speak in August for new rmt posts 🙂 and thanks for all your help during the season !!!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      paid off, not payed off, d'oh !

    2. mike09
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1) 14932
      2) 44
      3) Yes!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        top 15k good stuff !

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1) 2206
      2) 44
      3) Overall yes. Spending less time seeking advice and approval on here for every move helped. Bit annoyed I got an itchy transfer finger in gw2/3 when I was 484, which cost me early doors I think. But that’s more a theory than anything else

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        2206 very impressive !! well done

        1. Pap Le Cissier
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Thanks

    4. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1) 12'466
      2) 49
      3) Yes. It was my first season and a lot of things went quite well. Chips were rather disappointing. Especially happy to win my country's league :).

      Enjoy the summer!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        well done !

    5. The 5% Team
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1. 180k
      2. 53 transfers, 19 hits
      3. nope. Second season playing, my first year I ended 34k, which I used as the benchmark for my second season. But I did enjoy playing the game, mostly.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        "But I did enjoy playing the game" this is the main thing !!

    6. pingissimus
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      82k
      62!!!!!!
      Yes - most of my hits were pre week 24 when I was 500k plus

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        good stuff !

    7. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1) 54,189
      2) 57!!
      3) Relatively happier although a stinker of a final GW (42 pts) dropped me from challenging for top 30k to out of the 50k which was frustrating. In context though, given I was as low as 329k in GW21 and as high as 29k in GW15, the end result isn't terrible!

      Cheers for all the advice and banter - bring on 2019/20!

      1. pingissimus
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Some rollercoaster that

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          It’s been a fully insane season!

          You had a good finish in the end!

          Thanks for all the advice mate

      2. Amey
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Good job bro

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Thank you mate!

          You’ve become a household name around here! Gonna see you appear as a mod? 😉

          1. Amey
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            Ha ha
            Nope. I'm no good.
            I'm better as a poster here 🙂

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              Well you’re good at that for sure!

              Getting shouted out by people on the new article even 😉 Something of a celebrity

              1. Amey
                13 days, 3 hours ago

                Ha ha
                I love this community tbh 🙂

                1. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  13 days, 3 hours ago

                  Yeh. I joined towards the end of last season (April I think) after finding it at random but it really draws you in and I’ve got far more into it this year - as noticed by my family! 😆

                  1. Amey
                    13 days, 3 hours ago

                    Lol
                    Agreed.

    8. Pras United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1) 4.2k
      2) 40 transfers
      3) Very happy. Its the least transfers (hits) i have taken. However it was also the luckiest I have been in terms of getting 50/50 calls right.

    9. Amey
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      128k
      58
      Happy with the end of the season run. Was 720k in gw 27.
      But very unhappy with 2 main down falls of my second:
      1. Going with Sane Sterling instead of Salah Son in Christmas. Lost at least 50 points there.
      2. Hazard to Sane TC in gw 25 instead of Auba to Kun. 100 points swing in 3 gw's 25-27.
      Hopefully next season I'll start well as I'd join from gw 1 unlike of gw 5/6 this season. My first season of serious effort in fpl. So, I'm expecting much better next season 🙂
      Thank you for your advice !!

      1. pingissimus
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Great finish - well done. Just managed to keep my nose out in front of you. But the way you were going GW39 would have seen you pass me.

        Roll on next season. Fancy a ML challenge? Maybe exclude players with a 50k plus finish!

        1. Amey
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Ha ha
          Good season for you 🙂
          Re ML, I'd be happy buddy !

    10. boc610
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      1,845
      42
      very happy 🙂

    11. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      OR 3,680
      Transfers 42
      Very happy!

    12. Oddjobleff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      2998
      48
      Happy with that. Bad finish took me out of top 1k but still solid season.

    13. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      13,706, 51, not really.

  17. pingissimus
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Review point. FA cup success and bottom 14 clubs.

    Brighton only started to bomb once their cup run too hold. They looked comfortable around week 27. Anyone go all in on defence? Would Hughton now be in a job if they had gone out to Millwall?

    The other one is Watford. They were in the 7tg place shake up but finished a point ahead of Palace. There were more fantasy returns there but still I suspect falling assets.

    1. pingissimus
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Haven’t researched this but the Brighton season feels very similar to when palace made the final only to squeak past relegation having looked completely safe

  18. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    What are your price predictions next season for the following players?

    Allison
    KDB
    RLC
    Kane
    Siggy
    Vardy
    Laporte
    Vertonghen

  19. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    So tempted to just avoid all promoted team players at the start this time

    Thoughts ?