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Fantasy Allsvenskan GW14 Pre-match Preamble

Three Gameweeks away from a more normal schedule (well, potentially not for the clubs qualifying for Europe), I find myself getting more and more invested in the game, as a stark contrast to the feelings of tiredness and borderline boredom that accompanied the first nine Gameweeks of the season. After a nice boost from a Park The Bus chip deployed in Gameweek 10, I’ve taken a number of punts with varied success, for every Jo Inge Berget, there’s been a Nabil Bahoui. What I think I’ve accidentally stumbled upon lately though is the xFun factor, where playing to your own strengths and not being too caught up in the metagame around it all leads to a much more enjoyable experience, regardless of the actual outcome.

For some like myself, that includes taking frequent hits and chasing upside players, something generally frowned upon in the community. For others, it’s sticking with a carefully laid out strategic plan, avoiding hits and seeing that patience eventually pay off. There are managers who get their kicks from going in heavy on the club they support, avoiding rival clubs’ players despite their fantasy prospects. There are those who avoid players that they’ve been burned by in the past, and those who keep returning to underperforming players based on nostalgia and a vague hope of them rediscovering their form of yesteryear… And that’s just scratching the surface of different kinds of fantasy managers, but I think it’s important to remember why we’re in it in the end – to have fun. Fantasy football is a distraction from a life and a world that’s increasingly complex and tough, and we sometimes need to take a step back and try to enjoy both the roughs and the smooths, the incredible Gameweeks where everything goes your way, and the bad ones, where rotation hits and you struggle to field 11 players.

Fantasy football is, for all of us here in this small community, a big part of life and for some, it’s a way of living and a very time-consuming devotion. For others, it’s just a cherry on the cake, the additional spice in an already superbly tasting cocktail, and the inevitable backhand to the face when it proverbially hits the fan. It’s a game about a game and we’re all rolling the dice each week, taking our best stab at being on the right side of luck and probability – which is part of the attraction. Beating the odds, proving to ourselves and others that we “know what we’re doing”, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. I think the problem stems from not realising that we can make the best calls possible with the information at hand, and still be on the wrong side of it though.

That’s why it’s so nice to have a group of likeminded people to discuss with and both gather and contribute information to about players and teams, about transfer thoughts, captains and chip-plans. As long as you play your own game and try to remember what brought you to fantasy football in the first place, what makes you happy and content with a Gameweek or a season – plenty of points is a perfectly acceptable answer to that, though it’s not really in your hands even if you can make it more or less likely.

Taking all of this into account, I intend to let the xFun factor dictate a lot more this season and see how it pans out. Maybe it leads to a good rank, maybe it doesn’t. Regardless, I expect I’ll be a lot more relaxed, happy, and able to enjoy the game for what it is – rather than what I want it to be.

As always, if you want to chat about fantasy football either comment here below – or hit me up @FF_Meltens on Twitter!

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  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Cheers Meltens, it's a really good point you make and not one that is just limited to Fantasy Allsvenskan. We plan and we plan and we plan only for probability to decide the outcome, and yet we forget the point was to have fun.

    Additionally, the latest set of Allsvenskan Scout picks are up on the main website, always worth a read!

    https://www.allsvenskan.se/fantasy/fantasy-football-scout-gw14-scout-picks

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks yeah it’s something that has started to dawn upon me really since the restart of football in June, we have so little control of the outcome and most of us put in quite a bit of time into this, it doesn’t make sense to not find ways to make sure it’s enjoyable for the most part - regardless of the pay off in points!

  2. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Not playing this game but great article.

    I'm definitely concentrating on fun and doing my own thing and treating OR as a happy or unhappy byproduct of what comes to pass. Helps perhaps to be a born contrarian in love with the counterintuitive and someone who is never happier than when chasing a lead!

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks mate, much appreciated! 🙂

      Maybe give Allsvenskan a try next season? 🙂
      We have plenty here who are new to it and don’t watch the games, it’s a great (albeit small) community and we help each other out when possible.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Did Eliteserien last season and had great fun - would have done this time but got depressed around lockdown and didn't care much either way.

        Always next season as you say. Thinks positive 🙂

  3. poohdini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thanks, Meltens! This is a great article and one that should be seen by more people, it actually deserves a great place among other articles about the psychological side of the game.

    That being said, I'm afraid I was a bit misunderstood by you about taking hits and want to say that I was not criticizing you 🙂 I took a few of them in FPL last season too.

    Just copying this comment from the previous article:
    ---
    I'm also wondering about Vecchia. Hopefully, we get Häcken lineups so I can act accordingly with Wålemark.

    I was wondering who would be the best option to replace Kacaniklic. I was thinking Levi but Sofascore says he was replaced because he was injured? He has amazing stats per 90 minutes but minutes are the issue. The obvious choice is Sugita with short-term fixtures. Already maxed on Djurgården so Ulvestad is not an option. Bahoui - not sure.

    Not really interested in Irandust but maybe I should be, with those next three fixtures.

    1. Meltens
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks as always for the kind words Göktuğ! 🙂
      Haha no worries, I didn’t take it as criticism at all this is more of a general thought experiment about playing to our own strengths, enjoying this game for what it is and not being too caught up in playing it perfectly 🙂

      As for Kacaniklic I’m backing Bahoui big time but that might be a bit too soon, not sure. Think he could play striker alongside Goitom with Abraham out, even if he doesn’t I still rate him.

      Sugita also a great option which leaves a bit more in the bank to possibly replace Abraham if he’s a long term issue. Good luck!

  4. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Dilemma for the gameweek: will Vecchia play this GW? Could transfer him out for Sugita if not. Also thinking about replacing Widgren; is Björnström a good replacement?

    Also, I have the WC yet to be played. Should I use it this GW, or the next? With two FTs I might get away with waiting one more GW, but it's always tempting to sort out a few issues in the team.

    Bråtveit
    Witry – Ahmedhodic – Lauritsen – Widgren
    Vecchia – Christiansen – Haksabanovic
    Karlsson – Abraham – Nyman
    (Nilsson – Väisänen – Jansson – Löfquist)

    1. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Save the wildcard til next round, when you have more time to tinker with it. Widgren to Björnström looks like an excellent move both short term and long term. With Abraham out, I'd start Väisänen, and also start Vecchia and hope for minutes there. Move Löfquist to first sub so that he'll come in if Vecchia's out.

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, saving the WC would be preferable, as I haven't really given it much though (I actually forgot I hadn't played it!). I'm tempted to transfer out Abraham with my second FT (instead of doing Vecchia > Sugita), but I don't really see any replacement around that price I'd want to spend a transfer on.

        1. Bob Sacamano
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I know, there are few players at the same price bracket as Abraham, so don't use the transfer unless you can get something good out of it. Transfers shouldn't be made unless it's necessary IMO, since a transfer could cost you in the OR.

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Indeed. Looking through the list of strikers, the only ones I'm tempted by are a few price bracket above Abraham anyway. I got 2.4 in the bank though, so I could do Abraham to Ludwigson or Frick, for example.

    2. MTPockets
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No idea on Vecchia but I'm using it next week. If you have 2FT would def wait a week

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If I only had one FT I would likely have played it this GW, but as I have two FTs I prefer to save it for next GW. There are a few issues of course, but maybe not enough to do a team overhaul for.

        1. Meltens
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          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Widgren to Björnström looks like a great move!

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            …and it's done!

          2. Stats Don\'t Lie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah, very easy move that

            1. TAT
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yep!

        2. MTPockets
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I think your team looks ok tbh. Rotation risks this week put me off wc

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Difficult to know of course, but is there likely to be much rotation next gameweek too?

            1. MTPockets
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Quite possibly but then it's back to weekend games only (exc european stuff), so get a chance to build a squad to better cover it. I don't mind too much if popular picks are rested as that affects everyone.

              1. MTPockets
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Actually that's wrong - GW19 is midweek too

              2. TAT
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thanks! Weekend games (mostly), makes it easier to settle on a WC team for sure. Think I'll avoid tripling up on Malmö assets though, as we'll have to expect some rotation there.

  5. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Here is my -8
    Out: Johansson, Sugita, Seb Larsson and Ludwigson.
    In: Noring, Vecchia, Berget and Söderlund(C)

    1. MTPockets
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I wanted Berget but was (unnecessarily) worried about rotation. Oh well, did Kaca to Sugita

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I was lucky with the Seb Larsson injury and Berget starting,
        Transfers was a bit daft and desperate

  6. MTPockets
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Nice piece Meltens. I don't have any particular tactic for Allsvenskan.
    Honestly I only play it because I like this little community and enjoy the challenge.

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cheers mate! 🙂 Yeah it’s a nice small tight knit community that has developed in the last two seasons, love it!

  7. General Nuisance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    An very important article, Meltens. Thank you very much for writing it! Having gone through a stressful campaign this latest fpl season, which led to me rage-quitting mid sesason, I am very aware what impact this type of games can have on mental health (as a side-note, I am glad I did not play any money-leagues - the stress-levels would have been leveraged).

    I fully agree this is a game to be played for fun and banter; one that hopefully adds some spice to following the matches. It is helpful to realize that, after all research, and all team selections, line ups, starting players are done and dusted, the outcome is beyond our hands. It also helps to realize that variance can affect a result; ultimately, this is a game of probabilities. In the long run, a players potential in statistical terms will (likely) be realized. In the short run, we are left to chance (to a considerable degree).

    However, there is one key element that I would like to draw this community's attention if the producers and leagues want to help maintain mental health and keep the game fun. They should move the deadline to make transfers to the moment the first match of the game week is scheduled to kick-off. Second-guessing line-ups, looking for leaks (which in itself is ripe with fake-news and misdirection) before deadline increases stress-levels significantly, and may cast a gloomy shadow over the appreciation of the game week.

    As an example, this very game-week I was eagerly following information on whether or not Irandust would start; he was rumoured to be benched and the team-sheet to be revealed ten or so minutes before kick off (which has happened before). Had I known beforehand if he would have started, I would have made the decision to transfer him, having kept a transfer in the event of a non-start.

    Fantasy Bundesliga seem to have taken this into consideration, by allowing its players to do what I have described above, namely to allow transfers after team-sheets have been published and allowing transfer right until kick off. This has been a very positive experience, in my opinion, having tried out Fantasy Bundesliga for the first time.

    This move would, crucially, also lead to managers to make more informed decisions. In the end, it is much more easier to accept an outcome, and to enhance the enjoyment of the game, if one has been able to have made on choice within the realms of what is reasonable to have a say on.

    Sorry if this turned out to be rant. I truly hope this provides some food for thought!

    1. Meltens
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks a bunch! 🙂
      Felt good writing it and hopefully it can help some others take a step back as well and rediscover the fun aspect of the game, not just when it pans out for them.

      I’ve seen the whole leaked lineups debate recently and I don’t feel super strongly either way, what I can say from personal experience is that I share your concerns over the stress regarding leaked lineups. It leads to me being completely asocial in the ten minutes prior to deadline which isn’t great, just refreshing Twitter and considering late moves. In that sense, I’d also prefer if they do it like the Bundesliga and let the deadline be just ahead of the first games starting, to allow informed decisions and reduce the stress of it all. If the servers can’t handle it, maybe 5-15
      minutes to allow updates.

    2. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I completely agree that the last minutes before deadline is very stressful. Allowing people to change the line-up until the game starts could help that, but would also like clubs to be forced to publish theire line-ups let's say 65 minutes before the game starts. As it is now, you have to constantly update the clubs twitter since some clubs sometimes publish the line-up early, and sometimes not (and some clubs don't publish it at all). I would also like for clubs to have a press conference before the game, or at least a Q&A on the website where they can share relevent information. And for match squads to be published 24 hours before kick off.

      1. General Nuisance
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I agree, Bob. Team should become more transparent and specific in regards to injuries and press conferences, in addition to line-ups. Allsvenskan has much to learn from American sports, and the Premier League.

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          And I disagree completely.
          Can’t see one single reason for teams to inform opposition about anything and that’s essentially what they are doing.
          I just think it’s plain stupid of the teams that do so.
          But then again, my approach to fantasy games are laidback.

          1. MTPockets
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I often think this. Ok it doesn't help for fantasy but if I was a manager I'd say nothing about injuries

          2. Bob Sacamano
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            The information released by clubs on press conferences for example is not directed towards the opposition, or fantasy players eighter for that matter. It's to release relevant information to the media, which they can forward to the fans who are eagerly waiting to hear how things are with theire favourite club. If Manchester United play Chelsea and Solskjaer says the day before the game that "Pogba is injuried", that information is not mainly directed to Chelsea or the 6 million people playing FPL, but the 100+ million people in the world supporting the club. If clubs don't share information with media/fans, the support will decrease, and in the end vanish.

            It's done in Premier League, Champions League and the World cup, so there are obviously many good reasons to do it, and it's not less relevent in Allsvenskan. As it is now, the clubs in Allsvenskan are not shy to share the information, there's just no structure in it. I think few teams would refuse to give out info if they were asked to, the problem is that no one is asking them to do so today.

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nice post. I do think FPL should move the deadlines one way or another. I’d personally prefer it to be moved closer to KO, but can see arguments both ways.

      To pick up on long run vs short run - the ‘long run’ in FPL is a hell of a lot longer than people think IMO. When I hear things like ‘luck evens out over the course of a season’ it always makes me chuckle.

  8. Bob Sacamano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thanks for the article Meltens!

    I wish I could take this game less seriously, and have more fun, but it's difficult. I was able to do so for the first version of the game in 2015. Since then, things have been going very well for me, which have made it possible for me to actually compete for top places, and that have changed my attitude to become much more serious (and taking some of the fun out of it).

    In the beginning, there were rather few people playing, and not that many who really put an effort into it. Information has always been rather difficult to reach, so working hard with that has often payed off for me. Nowadays, there are almost 30 000 players and the competition is much tougher, with more players doing more research and getting more information.This to me is very different from FPL where all the information is available for everyone all the time, and it's more about making the right decisions. This was my first season in 12 years not playing FPL, and that has defenitly made fantasy less stressful for me, and has allowed me to focus more on Allsvenskan.

  9. GertJan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Found myself in a sitation with two non-playing goalkeepers, so after reading Bob's reply about Sirius' Jonsson being dropped, I transferred him to Rasheed five minutes before the deadline as he looked like the most sensible pick for a clean sheet this gameweek, lol.

    How on earth does the best defence in home matches lose 2-0 to bottom-dwellers Kalmar?! Not getting too frustrated about it. The outcome may not be what I had hoped for, but the decision was the right one. Impressive to still see him bag 5 points courtesy of 7 saves and 2 defensive bonus.

    Really glad with my call to bring in Berget in midweek. It's something I normally wouldn't have done with him being a 'rotation risk'. Since then, I handed him the captaincy for his 11-pointer - making it 22 for a player owned by 3% at the time - and now another 9 points in midfield. I did put the armband on Haksa given his rest and good fixture, so fingers crossed for a double figure haul. 🙂

  10. Swanmoretime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Love the articles on Allsvenskan.

    Does the first Wildcard have to be played before GW15 deadline or the GW16 deadline? Thanks

    1. MTPockets
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Before GW15 deadline. "There are two wildcards available during the season, one between rounds 2 - 15, the second after the summer break between rounds 16 - 30"
      https://en.fantasy.allsvenskan.se/help/rules

      1. Swanmoretime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks

  11. Bob Sacamano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Now I'm back from the drawing board with new plans for my "Attack" chip in GW17 :). As much as I'd love to have IKT, especially rested after a supsension, I just can't afford him since I'm reluctant to remove any of my expensive defenders who perform so well. So, which option looks better?

    A) Stick with my structure and play Paulos Abraham (Helsingborg h), asuming he's fit.

    B) Swap Paolos Abraham for Ludwigsson (Sirius a). Hammarby have decent fixtures after that game as well. To afford Ludwigsson I'd have to free up cash by doing eighter Witry --> 4.9 defender or Irandust --> 6.4 midfielder (possibly Ogbu).

    Any thoughts are appriciated. Thanks!

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I don't like selling Witry but Irandust out makes more sense. Ogbu with Djurgården (a) and Malmö (H) though, as well as being one YC away from a suspension. If going with Abraham on the attack chip I think I'd like to time in a week where we get the lineups pre-deadline but that's just me. Otherwise it seems like a good enough week to go with him if fit 🙂

      1. Bob Sacamano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks Meltens! The Ogbu/Ludwigsson transfer would be from GW17, and from then Mjällby actually have pretty decent fixtures. Suspension is always ans issue, but at this stage there are so many players in the risk zone that it's hard to add that as a factor. Chip will be played in GW17 so I wont have any AIK line-up available, and now he's injuried. Guess I'll have to monitor his fitness until then. At least I'll be able to do the switch only using my 2FT for GW17.

  12. Stats Don\'t Lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So it seems like I have to use my WC this week. My team is pretty good though so I'm struggling to figure out how to approach it. Any suggestions on who I should target?

    Malmö, Djurgarden, Elfsborg, AIK, Sirius, Norkopping (and even kalmar) look like the teams with best fixtures.

    Who would be your essentials and who would be some differentials perhaps that you'd look to?

    1. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Even if you're overall satisfied with your team, at least you could try to make enough transfers to make the wildcard active. That way you can get a few transfers done which doesn't count on your "transfers made" total. I keep repeating that not using transfers can also be a way of climbing the ranks, since players with the same overall score is ranked by fewest transfers made.

      One advice from me would be not to look too much on the fixtures. I usually do that, and did so from the start, which made me go completely without Norrköping coverage for the first 3 games. I'm still behind because of that. It's difficult for me to recommend players without it just being me listing my own team, but there are some players who are essential IMO.

      Players like Lauritsen, AC and Haksabanovic will keep delivering throughout the season, and with theire heavy ownership I think they are "must haves". I also have some personal favourites like Johan Larsson and Stefano Vecchia. People don't seem to understand just how good they are, with theire ownership still being under 15%. I dare to say that Larsson is better than ex. Witry, both as a player and as a fantasy option, and Vecchia is just as good as any of the top midfielders like Irandust for example. I also like the form of Sugita and Jesper Karlsson. Might be boring suggestions, but the stats and tables doesn't lie.

      Teams to go for at this stage is Malmö (although rotation is an issue), Elfsborg, Sirius and Norrköping (despite theire lack of form). Varberg with Norlin and Selmani could also be intresting, they have a fixture swing coming up, as do Mjällby with Löfquist, Ogbu and Moro. Djurgården is also a solid option, while Hammarby and Göteborg's got decent fixtures coming up, but lack form right now.

      I wouldn't go near AIK at the moment, or Örebro, Kalmar, Helsingborg or Östersund for the rest of the season.

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks for such a detailed reply! The reason I'm struggling most is because I'm top 200 and this is my first season. Nose bleed territory hahaha

        Vecchia is definitely coming in based on today yep. I've included a lot of those that you mentioned already so nice to see we're thinking along the same lines. I've built a very good WC team now imo but it's benching headaches galore

        1. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bratveit, 4.0
          Witry, Lauritsen, Larsson, Ahmedhodzic, Bjornstrom
          Haksabanovic, Berget, Sugita, Vecchia, Ogbu
          Karlsson, Soderlund, Seljmani

          1. MTPockets
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'm wildcarding and not making many changes. Squad will be pretty similar to that.
            Main dilemma is GK. Hagg has been good value for the price. Not sure about the Ogbu/Soderlund/Selmani spots. Wouldn't mind keeping AC but undecided right now, esp with rotation. Considering Ludwigson. Was thinking about holding Abraham but Selmani just changed my mind. Decent bench option even if don't start him.

            1. Stats Don\'t Lie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I actually sold hagg this week for Rasheed as part of a (-4) having had him all season lol. Didn't expect it to turn out that way. I want to move to Bratveit because Kalmar just feel too unpredictable.

              Those 3 spots are the uncertain ones in my squad, yes. I like obu and seljmani though as they look good value and have good fixtures coming up but equally are benchable atm.

              I could find a way too keep AC but I'm not sure I like him in his recent deeper role. Plus he's suspended next gw. If I were to do it it'd probably be by downgrading Soderlund to a really cheap option and upgrading ogbu to AC. Not sure that's a better option tbh.

          2. Bob Sacamano
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thats an amazing achievment! I didn't know you had such a great rank, if I knew I would have suggested rubbish players instead ;).

            The wildcard team looks excellent! Can't really say anything els since it's so close to my own. Going without AC could be risky, but you still got good coverage overall, and very good balance. To me, the benching headaches right now are so big that it's almost a relief when a player gets suspended or picks up a knock. This week I had to pick between Johan Larsson and Vecchia and ended up going with Larsson. Luckily, Irandust out means I get 17p Vecchia from the bench and 28p from those two.

            Benching headaches will now be accompanied by captaincy headaches. Currently between Karlsson and Vecchia for GW15, and even playing with the idea of using the doubble captaincy chip on both. But then there is Sugita as well...

            1. Stats Don\'t Lie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Thanks haha I've really enjoyed my first season, it's really helped me improve as a fantasy player and taken me back to basics a bit!

              Yes, the lack of AC is a risk however he's not been ripping up any trees lately and at that price there are a lot of better value midfield options.

              That's a very nice bit of luck for you, can't say I've really had any bench hauls this season but a lot of that is down to just having a crappy bench. Attempting to get a more well rounded squad with my WC now, especially with having a TV that I really don't know how to spend.

  13. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Absolutely classic fantasy performance from van der Hurk!

    Yellow card-goal-missed pen-goal-red card XD

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Exciting as fook, can’t wait to own him.

    2. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol, very good news for my Bjornstrom ahead of next gw.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah I was thinking about PTB next week, see below...

  14. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Opinions greatly appreciated... is this a bus worth parking? Feeling much more confident about Björnström now that van der Hurk is banned. Only concern is over Lauritsen but surely he's fixture-proof? Cheers.

    Witry: MAIF (H)
    Lauritsen: HAM (H)
    Björnström: HIF (H)
    Brorsson: ÖSK (H)
    Okumu: FFF (H)

    1. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That's a pretty good PTB Def yep. If you're not convinced, gw17 also looks a good bet (that's when I'm looking to play mine)

    2. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks like a good week! Would be more confident if you could get some line-up info about Brorsson and Witry tomorrow, but sure, it looks excellent! When I was planning for my PTB chip, GW15 was the last week I was looking at. After this week there are not as many good options left. My main concern about GW15 then were that it was the 4th game in a very short period of time, and that there could be rotation. But Witry got his rest last week, Okumu has been out for a few weeks and Brorsson is just back in the team, so they should all play.

      GW17 looks like a decent bet, but it's the week just before/after the european qualifiers for Djurgården and Malmö, so rotation could be a bigger issue there.

    3. MTPockets
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks decent, assuming they all start. Lauritsen maybe not ideal (I may bench him this week) but really tough to lineup PTB for perfection anyway, and bps and/or attacking return always a possibility.

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks everyone, that's really great advice. I will take a look at 17 and make sure it's not a better bet, and good idea about checking the team news beforehand. I'm not as switched onto Allsvenskan as FPL and I frequently go into gameweeks with my bus team, (that worked out well enough this week with 60ish points 🙂 ) but I will try to pay more attention next time.

      I think these chips can be a bit of a lottery so it's best just to play them whenever feels right and hopefully get lucky. I was absurdly lucky with all three chips last year and I won't repeat that success I think.

      I suppose the other chips, the attacking one and two captains, are best played when the fixture schedule has calmed down a bit - I'm assuming it will, right?

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah. I'm set on playing a chip in gw17 for sure.

        PTB:

        Witry (GBG)
        Bjornstrom (HAM)
        Larsson (OFK)
        Ahmedhodzic (FFF)
        Lauritsen (BKH)

        Attack!:

        Karlsson (OFK)
        Seljmani (HIF)
        Holmberg (GBG)/IKT (FFF)/Goitom (HIF)

    5. TallestJohn
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Park the Bus burning a hole in my pocket, nearly used it last week. If we get DIF and Malmö lineups before the deadline I'll probably do it this week as I have Larsson and looking to finally get Witry. Norrköpping not looking great but Lauritsen is just unbelievable.

      As mentioned above the deadline in Allsvenskan can be really stressful and gets in your head far more than FPL or Eliteserien.

  15. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Trying to settle on a WC team. How does this look?

    Bråtveit* (Nilsson)
    Witry - Björnström - Larsson - Lauritsen - Ahmedhodzic
    Christiansen - Vecchia - Haksabanovic - Löfquist/Sugita* (Jansson)
    Karlsson - Søderlund* (Al-Hamlawi)

    I've not yet settled on a formation – but it will likely be a 4-4-2/5-3-2 depending on fixtures/rotation. I'm happy with the defence (only one change from my current team), and I think I'll keep Christiansen due to ownership. But I'm not decided on GK (already own Bråtveit though), and the fourth mid + striker spots. So:
    – Keep Bråtveit or look elsewhere?
    – Keep Löfquist or upgrade to Sugita?
    – Which strikers to go with Karlsson? Søderlund/Ludwigson? Very cheap third striker, or a playing option? I already own Nyman, but I think it's time to look at options.

    1. MTPockets
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think all our wc teams will be near-identical.
      GK - on Bratveit right now. Not locked in but likely
      Def - snap
      Mids and fwds - much the same. Coming down to Berget/Soderlund vs AC/Ludwigson. Not settled on 5th mid or 3rd fwd

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That won't be surprising! There are some absolute must haves right now – and otherwise good options to include on WC.

        I think I'm likely to keep Bråtveit the more I think about it. On WC it's tempting to change things up a bit, but he's a decent option. As for mifd and fwds, Berget is definitely in my thinking, but likely at the expense of Christiansen, which is risky I feel. Ludwigson is cheaper than Søderlund, but I'm not sure he'll be a better option the next two. I could keep Søderlund, then make the move to Ludwigson in two GWs time though.

        How long will Sugita be an option? He's due to leave soon, right?

        1. MTPockets
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I've had Hagg until now and he's been ok, with decent enough fixtures. Usual wc worry of making changes that backfire but guess I should upgrade.

          I'm thinking the same on Soderlund then Ludwigson later (with Berget now then maybe AC later). Malmo have form and fixtures until Europe starts but not sure I fancy both mids.

          Sugita's contract expires 30/08 according to transfermarkt so still gives us 4 games. I didn't answer your previous question so I'll be keeping him for now over Lofquist or another.

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Been there many times before, and that's party why I might just stick with Bråtveit. He comes at a price which allows more funds to be spent elsewhere too.

            The Malmö rotation will likely make me avoid a triple-up, even though it's tempting. I can live with a couple benchings (Ahmedhodzic and Christiansen/Berget) now and then, but three would be a red arrow in the making, so two it is.

            Thanks! with 4 games to go, that makes him an option still in my book, so I can look towards transferring him our for Löfqvist or someone else down the line. I have Löfqvist in my current team, but Sugita's form makes him a tempting option.

  16. Allsvenskan GW15 - Captains and Scout Picks
    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cheers, doing all the linking for me! 😉 I'll HT it as a discussion point.

      Personally I think this is a hard week for the captaincy, who are you thinking of capping? Haksabanovic always the easy answer, though he (and Norrköping in particular) have been a lot worse lately, stats-wise. Karlsson in form at home to Falkenberg, or maybe a defender like Witry or Johan Larsson? Berget if he starts?

      1. MTPockets
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Didn't mean to steal your thunder. Good picks
        Thinking Karlsson or Berget (esp if we know he's CF), but so many good options this week like Haksa, Witry or Larsson. May even bench Lauritsen over Bjornstrom, which feels wrong.

        Do you know anything about how long Abraham's out for? Red flagged with return unknown in the game and can't find further info. No worries if not.

        1. Meltens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Haha the thunder belongs well and truly to the community, I try to be more like the weatherman 🙂

          I can't get it right with Björnström, miss the hauls and play him for all the 2-pointers.
          Could actually be a week for two caps the way it's looking...

          Hoping to get more Abraham news ahead of the deadline but not sure, he's also rumoured to be sold in the coming weeks as European clubs are after him.

          1. MTPockets
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Mostly the same with Bjornstrom. Both he and Lauritsen have high ownership too, so no 'safe' game option.
            On wc so can't play two caps but yeah that's a decent option if you can.
            Thanks for the Abraham info - that was news to me.

      2. Mullered in Maenam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Time for a gamble on captaincy for me, I have Haksa and expect many with give him the armband so - I hope he scores just a few points - as I'm going to play the Two Captains chip on Sugita and Berget. If Berget doesn't start I'll switch to Karlsson.

        1. Meltens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Like it!

    2. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I really like these every week, and find them especially reassuring when I'm struggling with my decisions. Thanks Meltens!

    3. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Two captains for me this week! Allsvenskans most in form players Karlsson and Vecchia against two bottom teams with half theire defence out suspended/injuried. I could play it safe with Sugita over Vecchia, but with the form he's in, even 45 minutes should do the job.

      Hoping for information about Irandust and Abraham. If Irandust is out, I might ship him and Abraham for Berget and a fodder with my 2FT. Those are my only two open spots, and whoever gets them now wil leave for GW17 when I'll play my last chip (Attack!).

      Good luck everyone!

  17. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Great read!! WC active, any improvements to this lot? Torn on Keita vs Bråtveit

    Keita Andersson

    Witry Lauritsen Ahmedhodzic Larsson Björnström

    Haksa AC Berget (C) Sugita Vecchia

    Karlsson Abraham Crona

    1. MTPockets
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm on Bratveit but for no great reason except DIF vs OFK and slightly better near-term fixtures. Having said that DIF have CL and fixture congestion.

      The rest is similar to mine and others. Only difference is you have AC and cheaper fwds, and I'm still undecided on AC.

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thx! Yeah downgrading AC could actually be an option 🙂

    2. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bratveit looks more sustainable. Idk how Keira gets so many pts, I guess saves cos ostersund are terrible. Team Looks really good. Id maybe want to have a slightly better bench but I guess when Abraham is back it's good enough. Good team!

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thx!

  18. Stats Don\'t Lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Think my WC is settled with exact cash. Got in IKT to help ease the benching headache a bit this gw.

    Bratveit
    Witry, Lauritsen, Larsson, Ahmedhodzic, Bjornstrom
    Haksa, Berget, Sugi (K), Vecchia
    Karlsson

    4.0, Seljmani, Jansson, IKT

    Captaincy undecided between Sugi, Karlsson, Berget.

    Any glaring errors? I know no AC, but I'm not sure he's as good an option rn, and because of a lack of low priced strikers, I'd have to downgrade Bratveit > ronning/hagg/Rasheed to afford Jansson + IKT > AC + Crona.

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      IKT out for two weeks though, will probably lose a bit of value on that I'd imagine. Could go Söderlund for those two weeks and then switch? I do realise and agree with the benching headaches but still 🙂

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Oh, thanks for telling me. Thought he was out for just one game! Yeah, I'm not sure who I'd bench. Any suggestions? Every time I bench a defender they seem to get some points.

        1. Meltens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not sure, between Björnström and Ahmedhodzic for me (and praying for rotation) 😉 very tough though and my record with Björnström isn’t great haha

          1. Stats Don\'t Lie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Neither are exactly a thrilling prospect especially when I have so much faith in my defence that I'd be playing PTB this week if I wasn't on WC!

      2. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Annoying as I had Soderlund but just sold him and now I have to buy him back for 0.1 more hahaha

    2. MTPockets
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Re. Rasheed - probably doesn't matter for you now but Dahlberg (6m) has joined Hacken

  19. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    @ Bob Sacamano, I was way too busy at work today and forgot to activate my PTB. If my defence scores big I will know how you felt a few weeks ago :S

    Good luck all!

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm increasingly annoyed at myself, five decent home fixtures!

    2. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sorry to hear that! On beforehand, it looks like a great week to do so. For me, it all actually turned out to the better. I played it in GW10 instead, got an even higher score than I would have gotten in GW8, and have since kept climbing to a rank of around 160. I'll keep looking for another week that could suit you. The good thing about playing it now is that we know more about the teams, and you'll also get a second wildcard to help you plan for the chip. Good luck!

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers Bob, 17 looks OK too. I've ended up with a mad home/away alternation so 17 should be OK. It's hardly been the best start for that defence anyway. Not bad, but not great!

    3. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sorry to hear that, hopefully you don't miss out too much. I'm annoyed with myself too as could've played it this week but delayed my WC by a week last week because I got blinded by potentially wasting my 2fts.

      For what it's worth, I've had a look and gw17 and 19 look like nice alternatives in the recent future. Particularly gw17 comes after a nice week long break for most teams too!

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah they look good too. I'm glad I've got all chips left intact. Whether or not they'll make a dent in a 4.5k OR remains to be seen 🙂

        1. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah. I'm hoping mine can help make a charge up as haven't used any either. Ranked in top 200 somehow and most ahead seem to have used at least 1, particularly the PTB.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Wow nice work! I would be delighted with top 1,000. Actually many players have used more than one chip. And these chips are really worth something when used right (compared to FPL, which are much more of a lottery). I think I made up around 100pts with them last year.

            1. Stats Don\'t Lie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yep, I've been having a look through my team this season and I think the least I would've got from the PTB was like 12 pts and that was on a week when I played a 3back. Most weeks it would be 20-30 pts. Atm with ranks still so tight, that'd be enough to take me into top100. So yes certainly still a lot of opportunity to surge up the rankings with the WC and all 3 chips left.

              I'm actually interested, as someone who played last year what would you say the expectations pts wise from the 3 chips should be? PTB feels by far the most powerful as almost guaranteed a minimum of 10pts, but what about the Attack! and the 2 caps?

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Well I only got a 4k finish so I'm not an expert, but my chips all worked. Honestly it'd be a guess but I was really pleased with them so I'd say maybe 7x5 for defence, 7x3 for attack and an extra 14 for Two captains... maybe 70 overall at a crude guess.

                By the way I'm delighted I forgot to PTB. I'm on 70pts for the week, no thanks to my defence, and up from 4.5k to 3k 🙂

                1. Stats Don\'t Lie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yeah, had a Stellar week myself too, 74pts atm thanks to Karlsson cap. VC is on Vecchia so if not for my WC, it would've been a good week for 2 caps chip!

                  Now just outside top 100 with a good future PTB potentially pushing me as high as 20th!

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    yeahhhhhh! Keep it up!

                  2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Nice one

              2. Bob Sacamano
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Since so many played theire PTB-chip this week, I actually counted on that, and what to expect. My conclusion was:

                PTB:
                Less than 40p - poor
                40-60p - Okay
                60-80p - Good
                More than 80p - Fantastic

                Two captains:
                20-35p

                Attack!:
                20-30p

                PTB is a mighty chip and shouldn't been taken lightly on. I would even concider using a wildcard just to plan for that chip. The "Two captains" is more flexible and takes no planning, and since you can use any two players at any GW, you should be able to get a good score from them. The "Attack" chips is not a chip worth planning much for IMO. Attackers rarely get more than 6p, and if you can get a goal from 2/3 attackers I think that's an okay result.

                Last season I more or less failed with all of my chips. Got 54p from PTB, with Witry being subbed at halftime, costing me a clean sheet. I then played "Two captains" in the first DGW, but put one armband on a defender who only came on as a sub for on of the games, earning me 2p. And the "Attack" chip was used in the second DGW, with only one of my striker scoring, so I think I ended up with about 20p there. The poor choice/bad luck with chips eventually cost me the chance to win it all, but I learned a lot from it.

                I wont win it this season eighter due to a terrible start, but at least I've been very fortunate with my chips so far. PTB gave me 74p, despite making a bad call on my 5th defender, and the "Two captains" gave me 48p tonight. All together, it has helped me climb from an OR around 8000 to around 75. Many player still have a few chips left, so I expect to be surpassed by a few players in the second half of the season, but I'm obviously delighted to be where I am now.

                1. Stats Don\'t Lie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yeah. I understand when you say for example 60pts for PTB, that's the total where as the figures I was quoting are suggested added value, ie 30 pts extra as opposed to not using the chip. A rise from 8k to 75 is really phenomenal and also shows just how close people are even at this stage. I remember you saying you were looking to quit not too long ago. Great turnaround and your advice is very much appreciated. I feel like the lack of dgws this season has made things quite interesting as it encourages a lot more variety in chip usage!

    4. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2 CS lost already so maybe a blessing in disguise?

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, the Witry assist would have been nice but then there was the Brorsson 1 pointer. Onward and upward.

  20. EaglesFan20
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Does anyone know when the game isn’t roughly due to start again?

  21. The King Wilson return
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Couldn't use my chips this week due to wildcard but it's a good preview for gw 17 to use any chip again eh

  22. TallestJohn
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Park the Bus only yielded assists from Witry and Zuta. All five defenders played 90 minutes though, what more could you ask for? Captain would probably have blanked otherwise so I don't feel too bad about it.

    Haksabanovic→Berget worked out short term, I think there's better value currently and Levi looks a cheaper route if I want a Norrköping mid. Nyman out next. Karlsson obviously in great form but I'll look at Ludwigsson and Kiese Thelin as well.

    I'm still a neutral watching this league so lol at AIK

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A lol at AIK doesn’t cover it.. 🙂

    2. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Interesting someone else has sold haks as it's a move I'm considering myself. 3 players that seem to be in every team (including my own) but haven't really performed recently are Lauritsen, Haksa and Bjornstrom.

  23. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So, halfway through, maybe we should do a summary?

    OR, points and chips left for anyone willing to share. I’ll start.

    OR 52.
    900 points.
    2 chips left, attack and 2 Captains.

    1. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      OR 117
      886 points
      All 3 Chips left + the 2nd WC

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Oh yeah I of course have the 2nd WC as well, assumed no one spunked it straight away

    2. sebidani1990
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      OR 492.
      854 points.
      After a terrible PTB, I have Attack and 2Captains left.

    3. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nobody wants to share it seems....
      Just wanted ppl to see what rank a certain point tally would earn them.

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I think the high ranks are intimidating hahaha

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Could be.
          I’ve just seen I went up to 38 after today’s game 🙂

  24. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    lol

    3-1

  25. Allsvenskan GW16 - Captains and Scout Picks
    Meltens
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Scout picks for GW16 here: https://www.allsvenskan.se/fantasy/fantasy-football-scout-gw16-scout-picks

    Another tough week for the captaincy, who are you going with? Berget and Vecchia both in form, but rotation might be an issue. Anders Christiansen back from suspension could be an option, though he has failed to impress lately. Jesper Karlsson in red hot form away to Hammarby?

    1. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vecchia just looks too good to ignore for me atm.

      1. Meltens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        On Vecchia as well though not really convinced by anyone. I’d rather be wrong with a pick I like though then trying to guess rotations!

        1. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah, did some calculations based on which my top 3 options were:

          1. Berget
          2. Vecchia
          3. Haksa

          Don't trust the rotation of Berget and Form of Norkopping so Vecchia feels the best bet.

    2. MTPockets
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hacken's fixture appeals but Soderlund's form doesn't. So not sure yet. Will probably end up on Vecchia or Karlsson

    3. Bob Sacamano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Although it's tempting to go by form (Vecchia and Karlsson), I just can't ignore the fact that Sirius, Helsingborg, Hammarby and Elfsborg are very different teams home/away.

      Helsingborg havn't lost at home since GW5 and have only conceded 8 goals in 7 home games. Meanwhile, Sirius have only scored 9 goals in 7 away games. I don't expect Sirius to get an easy ride like they did on thursday.

      Hammarby have 4 clean sheets in 7 home games, and have only conceded 4 goals. Elfsborg have scored 12 in 8 away games, but 5 of them were against Mjällby. I don't expect a very open game there eighter, feels more like a low scoring draw.

      Malmö have already failed to score against Mjällby this season in the cup, but they look much better going forward now, and with Mjällby's open style of playing, I expect more goals from this game. Based on this, and the fact that AC is rested and will almost certainly start, he'll be my captain for this week.

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        If I had AC he'd certainly be a good option!

      2. Bob Sacamano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Toivionen confirmed out! With a little luck, that could mean AC in a more advanced role, and an even better captain shout. Unfortunalty also good news for Berget owners :/

        1. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Should I captain Berget now?

        2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Oh confirmed?! That’s great news, have had no time to do my usual 5-10 minute research with life coming in the way.

    4. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I went with the newly rested AC with hopes that Toivonen now gets rested and thus AC ends up higher on the pitch.

      Other than that I missed the deadline and thus burned a transfer and messed up my plans which will cost me 4 points within 2 weeks unless we gets an injury....
      So, yay injuries!

  26. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    That burnt transfer meant new plans.
    Decided to ignore Johan Larsson, just watch Tihi lose value and instead do Söderlund + Abraham to Selmani + van den Hurk(the excitement!).
    Which in turn means the attack chip(Karlsson 3rd) will be used next week if nothing out of the ordinary happens.

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Or if I manage to sit on my hands in gw19...

  27. Stats Don\'t Lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm getting little greens week by week but the higher in the rankings I get the more identical everyone's teams are. Are there any players you guys reckon will help you climb the rankings? I can't see any way in which I can be different and gain that crucial advantage!

    1. TallestJohn
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Off the top of my head Sana has looked good, Perry looks great value for Östersund. Maybe van der Hurk up front. I own none of them but Hussein→Perry looks on the cards.

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sana looks good yep, but fixtures don't appeal til about GW20. I can never trust ostersund.

    2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah it’s a big problem.
      Most players getting something makes me lose a couple of places. Like for example when Karlsson scored I lost 3 places(as I have not capped him). Same happens with most players getting points.
      Berget(I hope) still better my ranking, Bergmann does and Söderlund does no one else(except Captain)

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        From next week on I own van den Hurk.
        It very much is about not making mistakes now and have some real good luck with chips.
        Look at early leader Simon Thern. I’ve now passed him since he has gone a bit rogue lately.

      2. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Van Der girl is one I have my eye on but think I'll pass for the moment as looking to do Soderlund > IKT and play Attack! Chip on Karlsson, IKT, Seljmani front 3

        1. Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          *Van Der hurk. Stupid autocorrect...

          1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            🙂

    3. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A Captain goal from AC took me from 51st to 39th

      1. Stats Don\'t Lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        As I don't own AC I dropped from like 80 > 110 with that goal

  28. TallestJohn
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Brattberg/Noring easily the best 4.5/4.0m keeper combo I've ever had.

    I wanted Kiese Thelin this week but on account of him being suspended I thought it'd be safe to go for Toivonen. Great start to the week other than that.