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Why FPL can be a ‘crumb of normalcy’ when real life gets tough

It’s the last day of the year and, while I was hoping to write something about the upcoming Double Gameweeks, we have no news about it at the time of writing. I’ll just park that on the side and instead – fittingly as it is the end of the year – pen down some of my thoughts about this game we play.

It has been quite the 12 months. Our world is not quite rid of the virus that has been plaguing us for most of the last two years. That said, we have had a full year of football and along with that, a full year of Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

On a personal level, last season was a great learning experience. I’m not talking about FPL lessons learned (which were quite a few) but just general life lessons, which this game does teach us in more ways than you’d imagine.

Online FPL friendships

The game is growing at a staggering rate. With so much content out there via articles, stats, Twitter accounts, podcasts and YouTube videos, the number of well-informed serious managers is also growing rapidly. In a world of lockdowns and struggles with loneliness, this game enables you to establish connections with so many like-minded individuals.

I have seen the connection established over FPL lead to amazing things. It has led to me being ‘business and pod partners’ with someone I’ve never met in my life. I’ve seen a bunch of friends who found each other on this website remain friends for over a decade, pulling resources together to send gifts when one of their own was suffering from a serious illness. The happiness caused by this managed to feed the soul for a long time.

Speaking of serious illnesses, I have had a couple of people very close to me face tough battles this year and, unfortunately, they have lost those battles. Obviously, when something like this happens, the head goes into weird and dark places. And that’s when logging on and reading a bit of football or chatting FPL with a few people brings a welcome sense of normalcy, even just briefly. Personally, I’ve found that this temporary distraction does soften the blow and makes a slight, positive difference when dealing with real-life situations. 

That said, there are two sides to this fast-growing game. Since there are so many FPL managers that you know, many of us struggle with feeling happy due to this game. There is the mental health aspect of it. FPL is very much an escape so, when you have all your hopes pinned on this outlet, a bad Gameweek can hit hard. It is difficult to get a sense of what doing well is, due to the number of informed FPL managers growing.

Look online after a fairly decent Gameweek and there will always be other FPL managers who will do even better, making it difficult to derive happiness from your own good score. Currently sitting at 36k, this is the best first half of the season I’ve ever had and, despite that, there is a little shine taken off it because you’ll always see others at 30k, 10k or top 500. This is going to be the norm every season, so we need to amend our expectations from this game.

Pressing the ‘switch’

At this point, I just want to tell you about the ‘switch’ when I was in eighth grade. The short version is that I basically imposed a lot of pressure on myself when it came to exams and expected a lot from myself. The obsessive-compulsive trait that I (and most of us) have in terms of being well-informed FPL managers was very much alive back then as well. For me, exams were always all-or-nothing. Due to an illness, I couldn’t cope with my self-imposed timetable, which led to me thinking that if I’m struggling to cope with this, how will I cope with the hardships that life will throw at me in the future. A mental block was created.

I spoke to a ton of professionals to help deal with this but nothing worked. We had a summer break at that time and all I did was sit in a corner for three months, not speaking to a soul and not wanting to do anything in life. Eventually, I was somehow convinced back into school on the first day of the next year and I had a perfectly normal day. This is what led to me pressing the ‘switch’.

The crumb of normalcy given by a perfectly good day at school and finding a passion in the form of a school drama role was what I needed. It immediately made sense to me and I realised that everything that I had thought was so unnecessary. It is one of the biggest lessons that life has taught me: do what you can to the best of your ability. The rest is out of your control and there is no point worrying about it.

Norwich skipper Hanley's unity call after loss at Chelsea | The Pink Un

FPL is out of our control

Those of us struggling to find joy in FPL need to realise that when Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) scores a hat-trick and you’ve captained Kai Havertz (£7.8m), there is a huge amount of randomness involved. At its core, you can try learning about the game’s predictive nature to the best of your ability (whether you are an eye test person or a stats person) but the rest simply isn’t in your control. I talk a big game in terms of temperament but it is obviously very painful when that huge turn of variance happens and it affects your mood. I just control my mood by switching off the television, watching a different programme or talking to a friend and it’s a lot easier to deal with the next day.

I mention this because of the innate competitive nature of the ‘average FPL manager’. The truth of the matter is that this hobby we have developed has led to us making connections and friends, offering that crumb of normalcy and hope which helps us ‘press the switch’ when real-life situations hit us hard.


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415 Comments Post a Comment
  1. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    What’s the latest on reguilon?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Not sure the question is, he's ready to get into my team

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm dsylexic
      What do you want to know about religion ?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Christ not this again.

  2. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    James to which defender guys?
    Already got double city defence
    Going for probably one of Cash,royal,Regullion..
    Have no spurs or Villa cover.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Looking at Cuca from Brighton

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Cucurella for me

      1. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 23 hours ago

        Why cucurella?

        1. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Form, fixtures, threat, someone who isn't in the template.

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Regs for me

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Good article.

    Always need perspective on life, sport and recreation brings some relaxation and more.

  4. fplgaruda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    How come that Ekong could join the Nigeria national team but Dennis couldnt?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Dennis didn't want to go apparently.

    2. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Called him up too late and Watford objected.

      1. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 23 hours ago

        Isnt the call up came together with Ekong's?

        I think watford act is suspicious here

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Ranieri said the email came in late calling Dennis up. I think he was only on the peripheral of the squad originally due to all the strikers they already have. He's not a regular in their team and hasn't been called up recently for other squads.

      2. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 23 hours ago

        Sounds like he's not happy at being so far down the striker pecking order.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Dennis must be pissed. It sounds like he wanted to go and was really excited about representing his country but Ranieri says Nigeria missed a deadline to notify to notify the premier league that he was bein considered for selection…

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Why people are selling Broja? He has Newcastle at home

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks like a potential postponement due to Newc covid/injury situation

    2. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Newcastle covid.
      Only 2-3 days ago Eve-New postponed because of this.
      Expect the same outcome

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Local press in Newcastle were saying 13 first team squad players unavailable the other day.

      Depends on covid results, but below is the starting XI I could come up with given the players missing.

      Dubravka
      Krafth Shelvey Lascelles Murphy
      Longstaff Hendrick Joelinton
      Almiron Gayle Anderson

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Callum Wilson (calf), Allan Saint-Maximin (calf), Ryan Fraser (hamstring), Federico Fernandez (calf), Jamal Lewis (hamstring), Paul Dummett (calf), Manquillo suspended, Hayden (knee), maybe Covid fit Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow and Joe Willock

      … that leaves just 10 senior outfield players, including under-23s midfielder Elliot Anderson.

  6. winchester
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning lads, have 1ft and 4.6m itb. Any moves in mind here or GTG&roll? haven't used any FH yet, when would be the ideal moment to use one? cheers!

    ddg
    taa - livra - cancelo - reguilon
    bernardo - jota - bowen - son
    antonio - watkins

    (foster - dennis - james - saka)

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      5 minutes before deadline

    2. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Before it crash

  7. Cammick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Who would you get rid of for this week

    A. James (injury)
    Tempted to double up on city def

    B. Toney - > Antonio

  8. GW20 Mini-League Leaders
    RedLightning - Jan to May L…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Happy New Year everyone; let’s hope it’s going to be a better one than the last two!
    And congratulations to all our mini-league leaders, including Daniel Masson-Abraham who finishes the year as number one in the world.

    This is a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after Gameweek 20.

    ** FFS OPEN MINI-LEAGUE

    Srecko Kurtovic leads for a twelfth week in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx) but has slipped to eighth overall.

    ** FFS COMMUNITY MEMBERS MINI-LEAGUE

    Daniel Masson-Abraham leads for a fourteenth week in the Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c) and has regained the world number one position which he had previously held for six weeks from Gameweek 9 to Gameweek 14. He now has a 22 point lead over world number two Oscar (FPL Focal).
    This league is also open to all and the league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes.

    ** LAST MAN STANDING

    See https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/07/24/the-last-man-standing-competition-2021-2022/ for details of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode).

    The highest scorer was David Curti, who captained Ronaldo for 85 points. He has been playing since at least 2006/07, and last season he narrowly missed finishing in the top 10k for the first time.

    The safety score was 30, with 72 teams to be removed and 720 going through to Gameweek 21. LMS will remain open till Gameweek 22, but new entrants must pass all the previous safety scores (https://torresmagic.webs.com/lmsupdate.htm) to qualify.

    **FFS CUPS

    Gameweek 20 was a free week in the FFS Cups.
    The draws for the seventh round of the FFS Open Cup and the sixth round of the FFS Members Cup, both of which will be played in Gameweek 21, can be found in https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/26/rounds/7/ and https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/27/rounds/6/ respectively.
    The highest ranked managers still in are Al ashkar (3,669th) in the Open Cup and I Member (449th) in the Members Cup.

    These FFS Cups are organised by Fantasy Football Scout and should not be confused with any similarly named League Cups listed on FPL’s Leagues & Cups page.

    ** FFS HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES

    The results from Gameweek 20 and fixtures for Gameweeks 20 to 38 in MIR’s FFS Head-to-Head Leagues have not yet been added to https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/head-to-head-leagues/, but should be before the new year.

    ** MODS & CONS AND FFS FAMILY

    Chaz Phillips (Az) leads for a seventh week in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c) and is now 9,768th overall

    Grey Head (Greyhead) is the new leader in the FFS Family mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c) and has risen to 419th overall. Will he recruit himself to The Great and The Good next season?

    ** TOPS AND VETS

    Tabz Hashimi leads for an eighth week in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) and is now 211th overall.

    Timothy Leichtfried has regained the lead in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes, and has risen to 1,056th overall. He also led after Gameweeks 14, 16 and 18 (all even-numbered Gameweeks!)

    Jonathan Tan is the new leader in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y) after captaining Ronaldo for an impressive 86 (-4) points and has shot up to 150th overall. He finished 81st in 2014/15 and 4,117th in 2017/18.

    Jonathan also leads for a third week in Jed Alexander (Livinginapool)’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt).

    2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson (Westfield Irons) leads for a sixteenth week in Simon March’s FPL Champions League (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c).

    Dan Bennett is the new leader in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 1,964th overall. He had seven top 10k finishes in eight seasons between 2009/10 and 2016/17, the best of which was 917th in 2014/15, a couple more in the last two seasons, and is 44th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.

    Gerry Kerley has regained the lead in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2). He had previously led for eight weeks from Gameweek 11 to Gameweek 18.

    JANUARY to MAY LEAGUE

    How effectively can you manage your chips, transfers, hits and captain choices to safely navigate the doubles, blanks and other uncertainties of the second half of the season?
    The January to May League (league code fy0acw) will start scoring in Gameweek 21, and 587 teams have already entered.

  9. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Guess it will be another few frustrating watches of King over Dennis!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Depends how the DGWs fall, but I might do Gelhardt > Dennis next GW (already have King). Sell King later.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Awaiting dgw as well. King and dennis indeed option.

    2. Sulley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Yep I am haha. Only one in my ML with King purely due to AFCON.

  10. Yes Ndidi
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Having decided that I probably don’t have the optimal Burnley player to take advantage of the possible DGWs, who would you shift Brownhill for please?
    A Gray
    B Bowen
    C Raph
    D anyone else?

    Wouldn’t want to go much over 6.5 as I need to keep a bit back for Son -> Mo when the time comes.

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Bowen or Raph from those options. Prob want get Madison soon though

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Got Maddy, but thanks for the reply.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Got A & B, if DCL is back A could be gold.

  11. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    If anybody fancies a giggle, have a look on Sofascore.

    Scroll to International Friendly games.

    Have a look at Old 2021 vs New 2022.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      When are Newcastle at Old Trafford?

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Interesting predictions tbf

  12. MysticMac17
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Currently on this maverick wildcard so I can bench boost in 22. Plan will be to get Foden and Cancelo/Laporte back down the line. Thoughts? It is very maverick and unbalanced fitting all of Kane, Ronaldo, Son, TAA and Robbo in but could pay off

    Pickford Sanchez
    TAA Robbo Davies Lowton Diop
    Son Jota Bowen Gray Sissoko
    Ronaldo Kane Dennis

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Interesting. Don’t have a clue without seeing dgw fixtures

  13. vova
    • 11 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Romelu Lukaku

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Haha, nice.

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Just being honest...

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Tis the best policy.

      2. vova
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        not faulting him for that but there are much better ways than going to the media. Chelsea fans are gonna hate him, Inter fans don't like him either. Not sure what the desired end result is.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          CHE are gonna hate him? Why? I wonder if it was Mount doing the same...

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      All he wants is a game plan, what is wrong with that?

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        twerking for Inter when he signed a contract 4 months ago. Going public at the first sign of a difficulty is not a good look, those issues should be resolved behind closed doors

    4. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      He has form for these kind of comments too. It's strange given he is highly intelligent to make such unintelligent remarks

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      He's a bit embarrassing isn't he?

  14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Afternoon all!! Having a quick tinker for a potential WC, what do we think?? Any advice welcomed!!!

    Ramsdale Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Reggie Coady Lowton
    Son Jota Maddison Raphinha Bowen
    Ronaldo Watkins Dennis

    Strong squad to cope with postponed games and lots of players with extra games to play for the use of BB!!

    Cheers everyone!!!

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks great

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Thankyou mate!!! If the Southampton match is called off it will force my hand, so want to be prepared!!

  15. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone know the latest on Maddison? Has he been ruled out yet?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah, and with him the entire game too.

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      He's been declared fit for the blank.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Game postponed mate

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks all

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Rodgers said he was fine. But they have no fixture, for now.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      May face Everton?

  16. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    What I dont understand in the so called international call up rules.
    If dennis call was too late, how about the players that are called up now as replacement...
    Couldnt their clubs also say no..?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      in theory

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      They should call up Dennis as a replacement for himself

  17. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi all,

    Any thoughts?

    Ramsdale (Sanchez)

    TAA Cancelo* James* (White Livra*)

    Salah Son Jota Foden (Brownhill*)

    Watkins King Dennis

    1 FT & 0.6 ITB

    James out is a priority right? Would love to hold FT but, since James is out, its not viable imo.

    King and Dennis double up also not really favourable.

    1. Cammick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Any reason why you are playing rammy over Sanchez who plays Everton?

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Ah, thanks! I will play Sanchez instead of Rammy.

  18. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    I'll have to make my transfers tonight - are there any other matches that look likely to be postponed this GW?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Why not wait ?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Circumstances I guess. Same for me.

      2. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        My timezone means I'd have to get up at 6AM after NYE - highly unlikely

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          ah ok, I did miss a deadline a few weeks back with 2 FT and not even a full starting 11 … I am in Asia and was on a hot to trot date 🙂

          1. Cheeky Onion
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 22 hours ago

            Gotta enjoy outside of FPL 😉

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Newcastle are on the edge but have recalled a loan player so its currently on.

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Hopefully longstaff from Aberdeen. Been rubbish for us this season.

  19. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Everyone picking Matt Cash...

    Based on what though?

    Villa and Burnley are pants. Remember last year, people triple captained Duffy?

    That's what this reminds me of...

    I'm staying clear.

    Emerson or Coady my preferred and probably most secure non-premium defence for next 3 or 4.

    Just my opinion.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Low xGC against good teams & taking a fair few shots.

  20. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Watkins or Antonio to Dennis?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Can’t both Watkins snd Antonio still in theory get A dgw 21?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      For the love of god why ?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Because Dennis is scoring consistently

      2. The-Red-1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Form, dgw fixtures, cash itb

  21. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Anything against Royal over Reguilon?

    He is cheaper, started every game and recon he can come good.

    1. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Doherty

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Jota
    B) Bilva
    C) Broja
    D) Dennis

  23. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Lovely article Lateriser!

    I’m at that age where ‘life can be tough’ and this resonated really well.

    FWIW, I had Havertz captain over Salah that week and ‘Normalcy’, ‘the switch’ and/or ‘things we can’t control’ was very evident. I reminded myself of how much I enjoy the game, my hobby and the pain of my incorrect decision was severely softened. Put a smile on my face and said ‘there’s always next week’!

    Content, collaboration and community is excellent!
    Thanks to all of you for your hard work, it is very much appreciated.

    Happy New Year, my best wishes to Everyone.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Cheers friend. Happy New Year.

  24. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    This article has been written literally just to say something has been written.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Cheers for your input.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Hahaha, that's funny. Made me laugh, thank you Sir

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Just like your post 🙂

      1. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Loool the irony

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          even more ironic now 😉

  25. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    DGW21 is the new Millenium Bug.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      🙂

  26. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Dennis must be pissed. It sounds like he wanted to go and was really excited about representing his country but Ranieri says Nigeria missed a deadline to notify to notify the premier league that he was bein considered for selection, sorry, I put this in a previous post but just wanted to add that even though this is potentially good news for FPL Managers, are we really going to see the best out of him now considering the circumstances?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      By reports, he didn't want to go as not assured of role in team. Depends who you listen to though.

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        It came from the BBC so it a pretty valid source…

      2. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        I'm more than happy to sit on my national team bench

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Apparently he knew against Spurs and scored again.

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Maybe bad news motivates him 🙂

  27. ratski
    • 11 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Been so unlucky with injuries and need to get son in for Watford. Prob taking -8.
    Do we think we are likely to see dgw 21 and who are the favourites to get a double ?

  28. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Do people even read the forums?

    It's literally the same 5 or 6 questions over and over again....

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Ha. You’ve only just noticed?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        No, just reaching my threshold

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      1. DGW21?
      2. Maddison fit?
      3. Best James replacement?
      4. Dennis to AFCON?
      5. Any more games at risk?
      6. This is the worst season ever, normally I'm top 10k

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Same as ever then

  29. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Selling Rudi...best defences to target atm?

    What to do what to do? Best transfers here atm? P.s. dont want to so any double up so looking at Saiss from wolves maybe....

    Rest of defence:
    DDG 3.9
    TAA Cancelo Dier Tierney

  30. Rinseboy
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    New Sou game is off

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Official

      Oh no

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      It's a long old journey, to be fair.

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Damn, WC it is!! See my post above!! Time to get my tinkering on!!!