Transfers

What should FPL managers do with their free transfers?

While we won’t have any Premier League football until the very end of April at the earliest, another five empty Gameweeks at least will have gone by the time a ball is kicked – the first of which passes on Friday evening.

Fantasy Premier League announced yesterday that the deadlines for Gameweeks 31-35 will remain as they currently are despite no matches taking place in any of them, mirroring their policy for Gameweek 30.

The deadlines for these Gameweeks are:

Gameweek 31 – Fri 20 Mar – 19:00 GMT
Gameweek 32 – Sat 4 Apr – 11:30 BST
Gameweek 33 – Fri 10 Apr – 19:00 BST
Gameweek 34 – Sat 18 Apr – 11:30 BST
Gameweek 35 – Sat 25 Apr – 11:30 BST

With every passing Gameweek, Fantasy managers are granted a new free transfer, with a maximum of two rolled over.

That gives FPL bosses six free transfers ahead of the possible resumption of play in early May, seven if a transfer has already been carried forward from Gameweek 30.

Of course, there are no guarantees that Premier League football will be in a position to restart in Gameweek 36 because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

It could be, then, that there are more “Blank Gameweeks” beyond the ones already confirmed.

But what should FPL managers do with their abundance of free transfers, given that so much is unknown at present?

We’ll discuss some of the options below.

Get rid of long-term injured players

It’s stating the bleeding obvious to say that the first thing to do with a luxury free transfer is to ship out a player who is injured.

We should quickly stipulate that we’re talking about players who are long-term absentees such as Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m), who will be sidelined for four to six months with an ACL injury.

Even a best-case-scenario recovery for the Portugal international would put him back in training sometime in mid-July, with a further period needed thereafter to build up his match-fitness.

However, a lot of flags in FPL have to be treated with a pinch of salt at present.

Many of the players who are currently listed at 75% will be in a position to feature when we get the go-ahead to resume and there are likely to be a handful of Fantasy assets who are currently red-flagged who will be nearing a comeback by May.

Enda Stevens (£5.1m), for example, was only ruled out for “a couple of weeks” by Chris Wilder on March 12, so, barring any setbacks, ought to be fit in plenty of time before the possible Gameweek 36 restart.

It’s also worth bearing in mind the possible effect of returnees on existing assets.

For instance, the security of starts for bench fodder option Jeremy Ngakia (£4.0m) may now be in some doubt given that Ryan Fredericks (£4.4m) will likely be in contention for a return come May.

Upgrade Bench Fodder

This seems an ideal opportunity to move out non-playing bench fodder, particularly if there isn’t a great deal of value tied up in the player in question.

Martin Kelly (£4.2m), for instance, still sits in almost one in five FPL squads, despite having not played a match since Gameweek 24.

‘Ghost teams’ will account for some of that high ownership but there’ll be many of us who haven’t had the luxury of upgrading our benches lately, with other fires to fight.

Some managers who still have their Wildcards and Free Hit chips to hand may be content to sit on £3.9m defenders/goalkeepers or £4.3m midfielders/forwards as a third substitute (playing or otherwise) for budgetary reasons, which is fair enough.

In the likes of Kelly’s case, however, when playing alternatives such as Jamaal Lascelles, Charlie Taylor, Mason Holgate and Joel Ward (all £4.3m) can be snapped up for just £0.1m more, there doesn’t seem to be much of a downside to making the switch.

Injuries could potentially happen (either to Lascelles et al or to Kelly’s positional rivals at Crystal Palace) between now and the resumption of Premier League football, of course, but we will seldom get better opportunities to weed our benches of players who are struggling for game-time.

Building for Gameweek 36

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Perhaps the riskiest ploy at this stage would be to steadily build a team with the main focus being on Gameweek 36.

We have already had the coronavirus-influenced return date pushed back from April 4 to April 30, so there is a very real possibility that the suspension of play could drag on even longer depending on the spread of COVID-19.

Even if we do get the green light to resume in early-May, there are so many unknowns at this stage.

Will Gameweek 36’s currently scheduled matches indeed be the first ones to take place? It would seem strange to postpone an entire set of top-flight games and replace them with another ten on the same weekend but we are in unprecedented times and no-one really knows how the Premier League will rejig the fixture calendar.

Will Gameweek 36 be a ‘Double’ or will there be additional Gameweeks (39, 40 etc) tagged on to the end of the season? Again, no-one knows at present and that is something we will only find out closer to May, should professional sport be in a position to proceed.

There are certainly some attractive fixtures in Gameweek 36 as it stands, with Everton v Aston Villa among them, but dismantling a Fantasy squad for the sole purpose of preparing for a Gameweek that might not even take place is a high-risk game.

The gradual Wildcard

For those FPL bosses who are desperately unhappy with their squads and/or lacking in chips, a gradual ‘Wildcard’ is an option for the next six Gameweeks, given that up to seven free transfers will be in hand.

Rather than preparing for a specific Gameweek that might never happen (GW36), the focus would instead be on targeting those teams who have excellent fixtures in general in the season run-in.

While we don’t know the order in which the outstanding matches will be staged or the composition of any possible bumper Gameweeks, we do know exactly who each team has left to play.

Manchester United, for example, have a particularly favourable set of games remaining (see the screenshot from FPL below), which surely only enhances the appeal of Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m).

Similarly, players with poor remaining fixtures could be offloaded in the process.

Paying attention to the teams with the most number of matches remaining is also something to perhaps consider, for those without a Wildcard/Free Hit intact.

Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Arsenal all have ten games left to play (the rest have nine), so the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) have the edge over many others in that sense.

Of course, the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League are also still to be completed, so how seriously Manchester City will be taking the Premier League if and when it does return is another question.

Burn transfers

For a decent number of us, the approach will be to do very little at all over the coming five Gameweeks and ‘burn’ (i.e. not use) most or all of our free transfers.

Many Fantasy managers will have value tied up in certain players or be in a fortunate enough position to be actually quite happy with their squads, so there is little incentive to make wholesale changes given the uncertainty over if and when the Premier League will restart – at least until we get more concrete information.

Those FPL bosses with several chips intact will also be fairly relaxed despite the current precarious situation, knowing that they can easily navigate around whatever FPL throws at us (extra Gameweeks or a huge Gameweek 38) by deploying a Wildcard, Free Hit, Bench Boost or Triple Captain chip when necessary.

The ‘sitting tight’ approach also has the added benefit of a likely rise in overall rank (OR), even if the green arrow is minuscule in nature.

FPL separates managers tied on points by transfers made, so there could be incremental gains in OR to be made over the next five Gameweeks by simply not doing anything.

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478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Grounderz
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is LiveFPL still working at this point?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It's definitely moved since last time I looked.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It is yeah.. Thinking of suspending it though

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No! It is a beacon of hope for a return to normality.

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What should I do with 2ft 0.0itb. Just realised there’s still deadlines

    Guiata button
    Taa soy Egan Cathcart Taylor
    Salah mane kdb dendo Hayden
    Auba jimi ings

    1. Henning
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      See below

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ings to DCL?

  3. Henning
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Ings to DCL or Jota?

  4. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is 2020 the ultimate 'annus horribilis'?

    Or can 2021 and onwards be worse?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think there's plenty of years in history that beat 2020..

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        It's a long way from being over.

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hope this CR ends soon and act as a serious wake up call. Hope humans comes closer after this.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ironically after been told to stay away from each others

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I said "after this" 😀

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        It's definitely showed how selfish people are, look at the stories on the supermarkets

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Its also shown how easy it is to whip people into a frenzy through the media. Its absolutely frightening how mindlessly people are willing to give away their basic freedoms and even calling for more restrictions. Literally no ability to see the bigger picture.

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            It's also foolish not to listen to the advice you are given. If I am told I am putting lives at risk I will heed the advice

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yea thats how easy it is to control people through the media. Just say something bad is happening and people give up everything without thought. Just blind belief in authority.

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                But this time we should actually listen to them. Its different in this case.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I agree and Im following the advice, Im just pointing out what Im witnessing on social media. So many people who are literal sheep with seemingly no thoughts of their own, just caught up in fear and lobbying for as much restrictions as possible.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You're making a very very good point my friend.

            I used to think that education helps in this regards. But after watching opinions expressed by many & actions of many i Don't think i was right.

            It's insane. Reminds me That dialogue from Joker movie

          3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Although I do agree people getting whipped up by the media is an issue. The media are hardly the most honest characters at the best of times so them putting out articles (just take a look at the DM website) is helping them get their "clicks" and ratings on TV.

          4. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Best post on here all month.

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Nah,same as earthquakes all are good for few days in panic and everyone helpful.
        After that back to usual,cant change idiot characters

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I know but atleast i am expecting that they will come to know that how similar we are to each other. And how small our differences are.

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      We could all be wiped out by an asteroid next year.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Say on time so we can use chips

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          You'll get an article about that shortly.

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        source? or ban 😀

  5. Viper
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hi all, hope everyone is healthy.

    I understand this is pretty much a pointless question but I'll ask anyway, because, why not!?

    A. Aubameyang & Maddison - > DCL & B. Fernandes

    B. Kelly - > Taylor. Save 2nd ft.

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I like A- planning similar moves myself

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  6. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which player should I sell first and for who?

    Traore
    Ings
    Mooy

    2 FTs 2.4 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Traore

  7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best Dubravka replacement?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pope or Hend, depends on dosh you have.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Goes by the name of Pope

  8. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best Traore replacement?

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Just stick Hayden in for now. Frees up money.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Budget?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He's PSG.
        No budget !

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which defender up to 5m should I get in for the run in??

    Want bull to use a transfer and need to get rid of Rico...

    Have
    TAA/Lund/Lascelles/Boly

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      To * not bull

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Taylor is a standout pick
      Even if you have Pope behind the defense

  10. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    This is such a sad time. We're just minutes away from a FPL deadline too. Hope you're all well.

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep it's a sad time. Need to focus on doing our bit to save lives

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Fingers crossed for everyone 🙂

  11. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Good luck everybody 🙂

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    First deadline ever without "Down" jokes ....

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      The world is a quiet place now

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yep
        Good to see you mate 🙂

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Hell yeah! Good to see you too. Stay safe buddy 🙂

  13. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Think it was a good idea that i've transferred out a Newcastle defender for a Burnley one at this point?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes.

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate.

  14. Always Captain Kun
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    "What should FPL managers do with their free transfers?"

    Well apparently nothing since the game is bloomin updating!

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It wasn't updating 7 hours ago when the article appeared

  15. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Can't believe I missed the deadline. First one in years.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You’ve scored 0, you’re welcome.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I meant to use 1 or my 2 fts... oops

    3. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Me too. Lol. Oh well, I guess I will only have 5 free transfers. Assuming I don’t forget again.

  16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Next deadline isn’t for 15 days

    What the hell will the world look like by then

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hopefully not like hell

  17. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno - you've finally arrived.

  18. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Top10k: 0 hits and 1 wildcard this week

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers raga

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      The fact I’m losing to someone who wildcarded this week Is I’ll be honest a low point.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      There's always one isn't there. While you're there Ragabolly - top marks for LiveFPL! A really great contribution to the FPL world.

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks appreciate it!

  19. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Given we are going to be in effectively lock down for the next 12 weeks....

    What are the best / your favourite PC games? Bonus points for nostalgic great games of the past.

    I’m going to have to buy a few.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sensible World of Soccer

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Terraforming Mars on Steam. £15. GOING home to play it now.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Heros of Might & Magic 3
      CM 01/02
      Baldurs Gate 1&2
      PES5

    4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Kick off 2

      Target Renegade
      Manic Minor
      Moonstone
      Championship manager (93/94)
      Tracksuit manager
      Gauntlet
      Dragons Lair

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Oh Rampage too. The one that the film with the Rock in was based on.

    5. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Company of Heroes....by a long way.

  20. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Did they award GW prizes last week?

    And if so, is it possible the people that won last GW can win again this GW?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No winners showing on this page. For now at least.

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/winners

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      The ones with 0 points and lowest id's should win

  21. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I am no United admirer but actually reckon Auba at united would be an excellent fit. There I said it!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Why not Pukki!?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He’s a Championship striker

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          heresy!

    2. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I would take him. He’s versatile - could play up top with Rashy or we could play him on the wings. At, say, 20m he’s viable enough as a backup option even. Plus he’s been pretty much begging us to sign him for years now by all accounts. We need players that want to wear the shirt

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He'd be Man Utd's best player.

        1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Hmm, above Bruno, PogBOOM, Rashy? Think that’s a bold claim. Maybe a fee seasons ago but he’s 30 odd now isn’t he? Do think he’s done more than enough to earn this move though.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Bruno is the only one that comes close.

            With Pogba you're basing that on legacy.

            Rashford isn't fit to lace his boots..

            1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Hmm, I’d certainly think more highly of him if he does end up coming to us. Will be interesting to see how he gets on at a club the size of Utd!

          2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Hahah Pogba and Rashy ? Get out...

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He would also be a shadow of himself within a year

          1. fedolefan
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            All the more reason for him to go to United then.

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Like Di Maria, Mephis etc. 😉

  22. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Down 1 place overall, that transfer coming back to bite me!

  23. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    RMCVT

    Pope Henderson

    TAA, Chilwell, Boly, Taylor, Egan

    KDB, Bruno, Mane, Salah, Barnes

    DCL, Jota, Wood

    0.0 itb

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Needs more colloidal silver

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Been reading your ‘debate’ with Epic Fail last night. Embarrassed for you.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I agree with EF. You can't hand out a title until it's won, otherwise there's always a chance, no matter how improbable, that it isn't won.

          That's why, and rightly so, PL want to complete the season for other situations too - CL + EL spots, relegation etc.

          Nobody wants to be handed sympathy success on the merit of probable success.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            No one hopes they can complete the season more than I do. However, barring that, there is nothing wrong with ending the season with standings as is and declaring a champion. Now, if the outcome were truly 'in doubt' mathematically, I wouldn't advocate crowning a champion without playing the matches.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              They don't need to end the season now, next month or whenever for that matter. The use of 'indefinitely' in the statement says it all really, they will give this season every chance to complete when it is safe to do so, therefore we don't need to worry about probabilities etc.

              I'm a Liverpool fan and I don't want to be handed a sympathy title, I want the opportunity to play our remaining few games when it's safe to do so and thankfully the PL are doing just that.

              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                You can’t lose really BF. If the season finishes you’ll win it...if not then it will just be added to the Anfield legend of pain and tragedy....and then you’ll win it next season, because you will. Liverpool FC is already a very big story and this just adds to it.

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                The alternative is to be Stoke....and nobody wants that (apologies to Stoke fans, but you know what I mean)

            2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              How can you do that. Sheff UTD have a game in hand over UTD which would take them 5th. How is that fair.?

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Assuming city get banned that is and 5th get CL

              2. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Oh you think this is about fairness? No, its about whats practically possible. And the longer the delay, the greater the chance the season is simply cancelled, not voided, just stopped dead in its tracks. I can see them not allowing relegation, but the Top 5 now will be the Top 5 then unless they have a playoff or something.

                More power to the FA if they can figure out a way to finish the season safely and before mid-August!

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            It wasn’t about whether Liverpool should get the title or not, it was about the difference between possible and probable

          3. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            The Premier League have extended the date to finish the league indefinitely but............. a lot depends on what happens in the rest of Europe as they don't want to be out of sync. I'm a Liverpool fan and I'm not counting my chickens yet.

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He failed to grasp a mathematical concept and how much stock we as a society put in probability certitudes.

          Perhaps you should reexamine.

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            “We as a society put in probability of certitudes”.

            What nonsense is this..are you for real?

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You were wrong, as simple as that. He said it was ‘possible’ that Liverpool could lose the title, you said he was wrong because it wasn’t ‘probable’. Plain stupid

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Do you not understand that things in life that are over 99% probable, are, for all intents and purposes, "certain"? He is playing fast and loose with the term "possible" when it simply isnt a realistic possibility (at all!) that Liverpool would not win the title.

              And its been that way for WEEKS on end (the odds haven't risen, or dropped).

              I think you're simply biased against rock-solid, dead-certitude probabilities, like your thick-headed friend, Wakey.

              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Oooh....crikey...

                Should we have a vote on who the thick head is.....

                “Probability of certitudes” say you might lose..

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Read it and weep, Crocodile Hunter.

                  https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/soccer-predictions/premier-league/

                  Maybe, one day, you'll understand what "greater than 99 percent" means in a practical sense.

                  Until then, bone up and stay safe.

              2. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                There’s more than a 99% probability you’re making yourself look a proper muppet right now.

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Says the guy who (twice!) couldn't quite get the spelling of Scholes correctly...get lost.

                  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    BTW....I think you’ll find it’s re-examine...not reexamine.

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      And you'd be wrong about that too. This is not your day, sunshine.

                      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reexamine

                      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Maybe in the colonies...but then again that never was your strong point...sunshine.

                      2. fedolefan
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Jeez, you're literally behaving like a teenager calling people names when they don't agree with you.

                      3. panda07
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Colonies?? There are no colonies!

                      4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        There is as far as he’s concerned...and he can stay there.

                      5. Yank Revolution
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Now you're arguing with an English language dictionary.

                        Truly pathetic.

                      6. Yank Revolution
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        That's name calling? Time to toughen up...and who the fudge asked you, anyway? Butt out.

              3. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Rock solid, dead certitude 'probabilities'
                Is it contradictory Friday?

                The probability of Liverpool not winning the 2019/2020 Premier League is similar to a global pandemic occuring.

                  1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    You keep posting that like it actually proves your point.

                    Are you malfunctioning?

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Can you read?

                    If you can then try to understand the difference between dead certitude and probability. Get an adult to explain if you need to. You insult the science of mathematics talking such rubbish.

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  We've had lots of global pandemics recently. You severely underestimate their likelihood. Open your eyes.

                  In the last 10-20 years alone....SARS, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, Ebola, Zika, and, potentially, Drug Resistant Staph and Superbugs. Also, while not completely global, AIDS.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic

              4. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Stupid as stupid does

          3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Further....Don’t try to belittle posters by taking the high handed “failed to grasp a mathematical concept”. It’s just more rubbish that I’m absolutely certain EF “grasped”...unless of course you think you’re in some way brighter than he is and that he is failing to “grasp” your lesson.

            Having read the thread and your replies perhaps it should be you doing some re-examining and not WR.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Upvote latest score:

      Yank Revolution 0
      Everyone else 38

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Haha....what was the “probability of certitude” of that happening...

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        *39

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          And counting

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        All of these people who have FAILED TO GRASP the LESSON of MATHEMATICS

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Enjoy your one upvote from YR

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Btw, Capital letters don’t give you more credibility

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              He was being sarcastic towards me, and yet you attacked him anyway.

              Are you always this crusty, dim and angry when confronted? You must be fun at parties.

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I really hope they make additional gameweeks and not a mega-GW38.

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Me too, surely they will. Lazy f×cks if they don't.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I don't reckon they'll add GWs. I just can't see it.

  25. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Wonderful from Rishi. Great to see.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51982005

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He’s not giving employees 80% of what they were earning, he’s giving employers 80% of the wage if they continue to pay them instead of making them redundant. I suspect most will still make employees redundant rather than pay 20% for nothing.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes that's true but I do suspect there will be fewer redundancies after this move. I think it's a really good proposal to be honest.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          It will certainly help the employers who genuinely want to keep their staff which will mainly be small businesses

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He’s very calm and composed for his age eh? Was out for drinks with a group once when he was at Goldman’s, serious guy, which is what we need

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Dealt with it very well. I felt somewhat reassured after that. Hopefully he does well in his new role.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I posted elsewhere when he delivered the Budget that he is a cert to be Prime Minister one day

          1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            He is an absolute crook. Ofcourse this doesnt guarantee he gets the top job but it seems to help.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Care to elaborate?

      2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He’s very good. We’ve lived a few years with politicians better suited to panto than politics. I’m far from a fan of the Tories but when somebody comes along like that I’m prepared to say it as it is. He’s destined for good things.

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Genuine question: Do you really believe that this package is HIS idea?

      I highly doubt it. He is just the figurehead. But he did speak very well for sure.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He may not have come up with this, but he had at least to manage the process, approve it and of course deliver it.

        As we could (can still) see with what the PM is responsible for: having good advisers does not equal with implementing the best strategy.

        So full credit to the Chancellor.

      2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Dunno. There was some talk about him getting advice from wherever he could....including Gordon Brown and his experience in 2008 and the old BoE bloke at that time. If he’s prepared to do anything like that, whether he uses it or not, then it’s all good. Take what you can.

  26. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Sheffield United's John Egan's dad,the late John Egan, was a star of my grav game Gaelic Football. He played for a Kerry team until recently acknowledged as the greatest team ever, now surpassed by the current Dublin 5 in a row team. Dublin v Kerry the greatest rivals in Gaelic Football. But who recalls a player on the Dublin team from the '70s, won two All Ireland medals before a move to the professional soccer game? Two Celtic crosses in one pocket and a bachelor of commerce degree from UCD in the other, something that would be unheard of in 2020. This man was, like John Egan junior, an Irish international centre back. Infamously remembered as the first man sent off in an FA Cup Final. And he sats he only went to Man U to play one game just to say he did it! The great Kevin Moran.

    https://youtu.be/FuhzJAQkghA

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Some legends alright.

      Kevin is a great pundit too.I always like to hear his view on the game,he has a keen eye.

  27. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any update on Tammy Abraham’s recovery from injury?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone who isn’t fit by the time they play again will probably be dead

  28. RealVirg
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone know if TFL will freeze annual travel card in light of London lockdown?

        1. RealVirg
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks!

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What to do with 2 FT?
        Henderson
        TAA B.Williams Cahill
        Mane Salah Bruno Sarr
        Jiminez Auba Jota

        Bench:McCarthy,Boly,Fleck,Lascelles

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          You've got over 2 weeks until the next deadline. Do nothing for now.

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        2FT. Aguero and Traore to Bruno and DCL?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Is there a pointless list competition going on? I fancy your chances

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            *post. Stupid autocorrect loves a puss taking fail

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              *piss

              Me and autocorrect signing out 😀

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Are you taking the puss? 😀

                1. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Fick off

        2. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Amazing transfers

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You see them paying off straight away?