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Mindfulness, mental health and FPL in a season of disruption and variance

Mindfulness coach and Community trial winner Dominic Watts discusses how Fantasy Premier League managers can ensure they enjoy a healthy relationship with their favourite game.


With the United Kingdom subjected to another lockdown at the start of this new year, the human mind is up to all its old tricks with a vengeance. 

Being out and about helps us to use our energy up in all sorts of different ways, and being stuck in does no good for our mental health if we let the mind run riot. 

Those problems affect Fantasy Premier League managers just as much as the rest of the human race so I have put together something for the community during these challenging times as we seek to find balance and perspective in FPL and life in general.

FPL never fails to surprise us. As I signed on to make my transfer back in Gameweek 9, convinced I had to get rid of Son Heung-min (£9.7m) ahead of the Manchester City game, there he was staring at me on the homepage doing that heart celebration. I simply couldn’t press the button. That day, I won as Spurs won 2-0 and Son got 10 points. But it could easily have gone the other way.

For example, as I opened up Notes on my iPad in preparation for writing this article, I stumbled upon an absolutely hilarious ancient relic. It was a watchlist of players I created on September 11 this year, the day before the 2020/21 campaign kicked off. It was something I had completely forgotten about, perhaps on purpose when you consider who I had marked down as hidden gems ahead of the new season:

  • Pulisic
  • Vinagre
  • Alli
  • Brewster

Now this is no offence to these admittedly excellent footballers, but it just shows how fickle the FPL gods can be. Between them, these boys have amassed a grand total of 50 points this season, 28 contributed by Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) who has one goal and one assist so far. 

Either way, this served as a stark reminder that someone hugely in favour one day is a laughable consideration the next, and so the rollercoaster goes on. Sometimes we might wonder why we put ourselves through all this.

Why So Serious?

Well, anyone who has seen the fantastic Leed United documentary Take Us Home will have felt the goosebumps as the players could not resist breaking their quarantine rules to exit the building and be closer to the elated, chanting fans after they secured promotion to the Premier League. 

The emotion was truly incredible to witness and, just like football itself, people who don’t play FPL can be utterly mystified by how much others care about it. My wife hates football so much that she even had the gall to stop picking my captains for me based on random numbers a few years ago (I’ll never forget the day Kevin Nolan got me a hat-trick on her say-so). 

On the face of it, I can understand the view that we should not get ourselves worked up about FPL. After all, you’re picking an imaginary team of real players who get points for you and then getting really annoyed when you don’t pick the right ones. 

But if you want to pick it apart, you can make similar arguments about most things people care about. The thing is that as human beings we create meaning. We give meaning to the things that we care about and so if we decide to care about FPL, it becomes meaningful to us. It may not be easy to understand how someone gets massively into stamp collecting, knitting or beekeeping, but the same principles are at work. 

When we allow something to be meaningful to us, we become vulnerable to its forces. In terms of FPL, this means we are choosing to be at the mercy of its ups and downs, and we can’t have the ups without the downs. 

The challenge is finding balance, so we can enjoy the rollercoaster without it having a negative impact on our lives. To that end, let’s look at a couple of key themes which seem to cause a lot of the trouble. 

What Time’s Kick Off?

Did you know that Stephen Hawking held a party for time travellers and only sent the invites out after it had finished? Surely if they didn’t come there was no point sending the invites out? Well, I guess if he didn’t send them out then he wouldn’t have been able to say that they had turned them down.

Sorry about that. As you can see, time travel is a bit of a mess. But it’s no wonder so many of us are stressed; that’s what you’re doing all the time. Have you ever considered how amazing it is that you are able to access possible pasts and possible futures whilst being in the present? 

Your time travel powers come as both a blessing and a curse. They are the source of both the excited anticipation that comes with waiting for the weekend’s games to start and the empty comedown of having your captain blank for the second week in a row. 

This same time-traveling ability of ours causes so much trouble in every area of life as well as FPL. What this means, though, is that the wisdom which has been passed down through the ages to help people live a balanced life can be really useful for those of us who play this wonderful game as well. 

What you will see throughout the rest of this article is that as the mind twists and turns through imaginary timelines, dragging us along for the ride, the remedies for FPL angst are always simple, always the same and always in the present.  

Uncertainty?

One of the main culprits which causes us stress and anxiety is uncertainty and living through 2020 has really brought this home. The coronavirus has forced us to face uncertainty about so many things: work, health, socialising, traveling and even Christmas in the end.

The fact of the matter is that life is uncertain but the mind seeks and loves control because when it feels in control it feels safe. If we know exactly what will happen to us in the next week, it can help us to feel secure and comfortable. The dark side of this is that it’s less fun, less realistic and simply not the truth.

We don’t know what will happen to us tomorrow and some of the best things possible happen totally out of the blue. Yes, some of the worst things do too, but that’s the game we’re in. There’s no point pretending otherwise.

Actually, FPL is a great training ground for learning to live with this. After all, uncertainty is the main attraction of sport. As fans we want to see what happens, because we don’t know. It’s the thrill of the unknown which keeps us coming back and makes it so epic when outrageous things happen. 

Mindfulness teaches us that when we start to consciously embrace uncertainty, life can be way more exciting and energising. It can help us to live more fully now instead of always worrying about what is around the corner. Remember that this game wouldn’t be fun at all if we knew exactly what was going to happen all the time!

Acceptance

Uncertainty relates quite nicely to acceptance because it’s hard to accept uncertainty. When we can’t accept something, we fight it, and this uses up a lot of energy.  

Let’s take a real life example which is pretty serious: a break up. So much of the difficulty with a break up comes from non-acceptance of the fact. The mind will pull out all of the stops to convince us that it just can’t be true and we can change the past. 

The problem is that all of this happens subconsciously and so we don’t generally see what’s going on. Thoughts are moving so fast that we believe their stories without question and follow their lead. Yet accepting things as they are is incredibly powerful medicine and, unfortunately, it’s worth practising because it’s not the mind’s natural way. Have a look at what the mind is saying. Is it trying to fight the past?

In FPL, the mind can use up a lot of energy by doing so. It sounds ridiculous to think about logically, but it happens all the time. Ask yourself next time you have a ‘thought storm’ relating to FPL, how much of this is caused by unavoidable uncertainty or not accepting what has happened? 

My brother often says when it comes to transfers that we ‘can’t have them all’. On the face of it, this seems obvious, but it’s a great example of acceptance in action. When you truly accept that you can’t have all the players you’ve had your eye on, you might see that this subconscious desire has been causing some stress. Seeing this can bring relief and a more light-hearted approach to the game. 

What To Do?

So what can we do about all this? What can we do when the mind is going round and round in circles of uncertainty, avoidance and trying to control the future? Well the short answer is look

The longer answer is that we don’t need to ‘do’ anything, in the normal sense of what we mean by that. In fact, anything we ‘do’ is likely to make things worse. We can’t stop thought and we don’t need to. Thinking happens. To all of us. A significant part of the mind’s job is to anticipate and solve problems, so it just loves having something to chew on. When we interfere and try to suppress, control or stop thoughts, we tend to just add fuel to the fire.

What we can learn to do is be curious about what the mind is doing and learn to really look. Look properly, not just at the mind, but at everything else in the present as well. 

Look at where you are, what you are doing, what is happening now. When we connect to the present moment, the dramas and stories of the mind are seen in a different light.This is the golden key and it opens up a choice of how to respond to what is happening now. Try it out and hopefully you’ll see what I mean. 

You may end up laughing at how anxious you were about your transfers, or seeing that you were convinced someone is going to get 100 points this week just because the league leader has them in their team. Ridiculous, right?

Bringing it all together

More home struggles for Vardy as Lookman's FPL form continues

As I write this, my mind reminds me that I thought Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) was DEFINITELY going to get 10+ points against Fulham in Gameweek 10 and that I should have burned the extra four points to bring him in for Timo Werner (£9.2m). We all know that would have turned out.

One thing I know for sure, though, is that I’m not the only person making these decisions. Anyone who has owned Vardy this season has had to make tough calls on him at various points. 

This reminds me that all of the thoughts and emotions we experience in relation to FPL are not ‘my’ thoughts. They are just par for the course; the standard thoughts of everybody playing this game.

Seeing that thoughts are just thoughts, that you don’t own them and you don’t need to control them, is the start of developing a more relaxed relationship with the mind. It allows you to watch its acrobatics without being so attached to what goes on and this detachment brings a more healthy perspective.

Who would have thought that choosing a team of players could bring us face-to-face with some of the most difficult aspects of the incredibly confusing job of being a human?

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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1,372 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I enjoyed the article. Worth reading.

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bit confusing, did Hawking send out invites to the time traveller's?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Black holes distort time, as time isn't constant 🙂

        1. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          In the same way Mark distorts bap allocations!

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes, but it failed since they already knew that no-one is going to come there.

  2. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would you do Cancelo + KDB in for Taylor + Salah?

    Potential 0.4 swing tonight. I'm finding it hard to resist, even with the covid risk.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Would that give you a sufficient amount of players for GW18? If so, then go for it

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It'd give me 8. I'm more worried about the 0.4 tbh. My team value isn't great

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I think 8 should be enough, as long as 6-7 are definite starters with 1 or 2 like Brewster for example

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      V tempting

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        With a name like yours, I wouldn't expect any other answer lol

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes good moves

  3. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Are the League Cup semis 1 or 2 legs, thanks.

    1. BeWater
        3 months, 8 days ago

        One leg.

    2. BeWater
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I actually left one of my mini leagues recently because the administrator who is a very good friend just started taking it way too seriously. Every time something went against him he'd start moaning about luck. Anytime something good happened he was full of it. Last straw was when the Spurs v Fulham game got postponed. He had Kane (c), Son, DCL and Stones so lost 4 players. I was just starting to move clear at the top and he started invalidating the winner of the ML. Saying it wouldn't count anyway.

        It's just a bloody game. I felt instantly better leaving the ML.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Well done

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sounds like Trump played in your mini-league.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I WON THIS MINI LEAGUE, BY A LOT!

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sounds like a proper helmet

          1. BeWater
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Great lad but this game makes otherwise lovely people turn into helmets.

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            The fella in charge of one of my cash leagues about 5 years back failed to pay out at the end of the season, not because of any issue with cheating/luck but because he was an irresponsible manchild with a massive impulse spending problem, and had spent all the entry money on more crap that he didn't need.

            It was only a couple of hundred, but at the time that would have come in very handy. However I won 13k on The Chase later that year, so needless to say I had the last laugh.

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              That’s what happened to me, this guy organised it, I’ll not give his real name ( Alex) there were 24 of us in it and he got made redundant and buggered off with the money.
              I was emailing him all the time and messaging, the excuses he came out with were ridiculous, needless to say, I didn’t get my money ( 2nd place) I don’t know how scroats like these live with themselves and I really hope he’s reading this although people like these are beyond shame...

              1. Gazwaz80
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Well done by the way 🙂

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Ha, cheers! (and hopefully the good part of the story will happen to you, soon enough).

        4. Couch Potato
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Currently have 8 players for GW18 (FH already burned).

          Martinez
          Taylor/Mitchell
          El Ghazi/Son/Bruno
          Kane/DCL

          A Salah > KDB for free
          B Salah & Vestegaard > KDB & Cancelo -4
          C Salah & Bissouma > KDB & Saka -4
          D Salah, Vestegaard & Bissouma > KDB, Cancelo & Saka -8

        5. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sad news about Colin Bell, came across as a good bloke.

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          All the FH players are rising like mad, is this just FPLstats getting it wrong? Can’t see people flocking for Wilson for example?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 8 days ago

            FHs and WCs playing a big part in transfer movements I'm sure.

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            FH transfers don't impact prices.

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            It’s me on wc tinkering for 2 hours solid

          4. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Well, they may not have activated their chips. And even if they have, it's not known for fplstats etc

        7. BeWater
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would you guys BB19 with this team:

            McCarthy Martinez
            Dallas Stones Cancelo Coufal Lowton
            Salah KDB Bruno Raphinha Soucek
            Adams Vardy Bamford

            I was thinking of abandoning BB because of possible cancellations but may not get a better opportunity to make it count.

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              If you’ve got a full load of double game weekers I think you have to.

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  I looked back to last year and my bench boost got 3 points! Fpl General made a decent point. If you have a good season you're probably getting well over 2000 points. If you do well out of each chip they are worth about 20 points each. Pretty small percentage of your total in the end.

            2. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Probably a really stupid question but.. Does a header on target, class as a Shot on target?

              Or is that only if it's actually a shot, with the foot.. Realizing how stupid this sounds now.

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Yes, It counts as a shot on target

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                It counts if a keeper saves it.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Or a defender like!

                2. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Likewise, if a defender clears the ball off the line & if it is a goal. It counts as a shot on target once the shot is on target(foot / head)

            3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Used the FFFix Assistant Manager (free) for RMT.

              Predicted current team 44(inc hit) vs 62 FH

              FH worth activating for 18 points?

              Current team:
              Martinez
              Holding Cancelo Stones
              Son Bruno (K)DB
              Kane

              FH18:
              Darlow
              Stones Cancelo Tierney
              Son Bruno (K)DB Rashford Saka
              Wilson Kane

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  That's a tight one. Looking at your current team I would probably play through. I'm looking at using no chip with Martinez, Lowton, Stones, Cancelo, KDB, Son and Bruno.

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

                Son playing at LB... Every time I watch Spurs I wonder why I own their players.

                1. Arctic monkeys
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Because you like fpl points ?

                2. jimmy.floyd
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Counter attacks

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Expecting 4 points from my 20M~ duo in GW18.

                4. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Thats why I have not owned Spurs players all season. They look shiite but always score/assist. Hurt my rank soooooo much. Just don’t see any upside in transfering them in now. The madness has to stop.

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

                Anyone like me too scared to hit the free hit button just in case something terrible happens in the next week?

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Wear a mask so the freehit won't give you COVID.

                  1. Nimby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I ain't scared of no hoax virus.

                    JK

                2. Davros
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  I’ve ripped that bandaid off. Bit nervous. You prob won’t lose much by waiting but more now

              4. Davros
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Kane (c) fail

              5. Bubbles1985
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                What negative number on FPLStats means a player value is likely to fall?

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Once the red box appears. Even then that's not a guarantee. Many times a player has a red box and don't fall.

                    1. Bubbles1985
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Cheers.

                      Assume it's same with the green for rises then.

                      1. BeWater
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Yep.

                    2. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      i've felt that FPLStats has been pretty accurate last few seasons, this season it seems totally off though

                  • Arctic monkeys
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Definitely getting Bruno in the DGW and I have Salah currently in my team.

                    Makes sense to swap them now and then getting Salah for the double (or not if Liverpool are still shite) ?

                    1. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      how will you know if there are still shite or not? they dont play til the double lol

                      1. Arctic monkeys
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Yeah realised that as soon as I posted lol, would you do it and bring Salah back ?

                        1. OneDennisBergkamp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          i've got Bruno & Salah, i am thinking Salah > KDB for this GW

                          Bruno is essential

                  • FantasyHero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I'm free hitting in DGW19

                    Is it worth to do adams to wilson for a hit for gw18?

                    Wilson plays gw18 and seems to have better fixtures gw20 onwards as well.
                    Thoughts?

                  • Whiskerz
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Thinking of something along these lines for fh18. How does it look do far?

                    Darlow
                    Dias . Cancello. Holding
                    KDB . Bruno . Son . Rashford . El Ghazi
                    Kane . Wilson

                    Steele . Yedlin. Brewster. Mitchell

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    HT: Spurs (0.49) 1-0 (0.13) Brentford

                    My word this is horrendous

                  • Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    You’ve already activated FH or waiting?

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Yes. Kinda boring tough.

                    2. Party time
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Yeah. Pulled the trigger on Sunday

                    3. ZimZalabim
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      waiting for now will make salah to kdb move for free today and then decide over the next few days if I shd activate it or hold it

                    4. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Waiting.

                  • OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    are we ever going to get an update on Charlie Taylor??

                    whens next Burnley presser??

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Hammy takes 3 weeks, presser probably next week, better to sell and get Lowton

                      1. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        But he's a Burnley player. Their diet of wood, nails and cement will surely get him back a week earlier than any normal pleb.

                  • fc_skrald
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I can get the below team using my two free transfers - ok for this gw and then probably use the wildcard in the double gw19 to get Salah back and clean up the defence?

                    Martínez
                    Lowton, Cancelo, Taylor
                    Son, Burke, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish
                    Wilson, Kane

                    Button, Bamford, Coufal, Douglas

                    1. FantasyHero
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Ya thats a good team for gw18

                  • POTATO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Bought Salah(12.6M) at 12.0M. SP 12.3M
                    KdB is 11.6M but expected to rise to 11.7M soon.

                    Is it reasonable to assume over the next 10-14 days that KdB rises to 11.8M and Salah drops to 12.5M?

                    Salah >> KdB + 0.7M current prices
                    Then in two weeks:if price changes occur as expected
                    KdB >> Salah - 0.8M

                    So I only lose 0.1M in this scenario. Any more than this and I may not be able to afford getting Salah back.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      You mightn't want him back.

                      1. POTATO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        I don't want to price myself out of having the option.

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          You can't predict price changes. Do 2 transfers later if needed to get him back.

                          1. POTATO
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            I'm just after the most likely scenario - of course with a number of FH this week it complicates things.

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

                          I would get him back but KDB a better pick as a false no.9. Look good

                  • VinMar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Anyone fancy ings for 19?

                    1. Arctic monkeys
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      For sure, great double.

                    2. Westfield Irons ⭐️
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Yes but trapped with plans made already and a crocked Adams.
                      Doing Kane/Son to Vardy/KDB unless one of the latter pair get's injured then a -8 might include Ings. He looks very decent for the double

                      1. VinMar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Nice, you happy with holding him beyond that? Or plans to ditch

                    3. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Absolutely. Faces Leeds.

                      1. Crunchie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Yeah thinking about it for DCL

                      2. VinMar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        You happy with holding him beyond that? Or plans to ditch

                  • Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Good Read

                    Martinez McCarthy
                    Dallas, Chilwell, Dias, Coufal, KWP
                    Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Soucek,
                    Kane, DCL, Bamford

                    For BB GW 19

                    FH GW18 or Salah, Dallas, Chilwell to KDB, Cancello, Maguire(Wan Bassaka) -8 (save FH)

                    Cheers for any help

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Your risk is no-Salah DGW19 and if you think you'll be alright without him then it should be ok. Nine players BGW18?

                      1. Crunchie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Yes Magic Zico. I have 6 players without games.

                        But then i would go Kane to Salah again for replacing Kane maybe even Vardy and maybe DCL to someone else too.

                        1. Crunchie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          in GW19, so that is -12 hits, or i could get KDB in GW20 I need to think. Thanks, mate.

                          as i was just going to TH originally

                          1. Crunchie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            FH

                  • Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Salah Blank vs Newcastle after Spurs getting cancelled
                    Bruno Blank vs Sheffield United
                    Vardy Mostly Blank vs Fulham with KDB going light on
                    Salah Blank vs WBA

                    That's the reason I am not up by 50 points in my Mini League. I am actually 2nd place by 10 points to a very skilled player.

                  • Steager
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    On a Wildcard, Is there any benefit in taking out Salah, then bringing Him back in for DGW?
                    Will I lose money by keeping him as he is dropping. Or make something by selling then buying again? If i sell would give me more options for Blank week.

                    PP:12.3
                    SP:12.4
                    CP:12.6

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I’ve got rid of him for sterling on wc but keeping the money in the bank to get him back if required

                    2. ZimZalabim
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      u can take one drop so u can delay the decision till as late as possible

                  • Pia06rc
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Is Gundogan a trap or a decent option for the cash?

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Why is the market acting like crazy in midweek? Ughhhh.

                  • Salarrivederci
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Salah -> KDB today?
                    Not using FH, and got 2 FT's to prepare my BGW18 squad. I'd rather not lose 0.2 value today, but is it too risky with all the EFL and FA matches before next GW? 😀

                    Just sit tight and accept the price changes?

                    1. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      If you are going to do it, i would, i normally wait, but it's a long week.

                    2. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Well... I used my only ft for that move. If we think that KdB has about 5% risk to get covid or injury we can do some math. Expected pts immediately lost is 0.05 x 4p = 0.2 pts. That can be compared to .2 million cash.

                  • Fridges chilwell
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Thoughts on this FH team?

                      Darlow
                      Stones tierney AWB
                      grealish KDB Sterling saka Bruno
                      Kane Wilson

                      Good to go? Or would you do:

                      A. Grealish, Kane, stones > son, laca, cancelo
                      B. Sterling, grealish > son, rashford

                      Cheers

                      1. Crunchie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        i like A close though

                        1. Fridges chilwell
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Thanks for reply. Thinking one spurs is defo enough as villa are a good team. With son just as explosive seems better to save the cash and upgrade elsewhere? Only issue is If they sneak a pen!