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The good, the bad and the Duffy: A history of FPL Double Gameweeks

“Double Gameweeks are a great source of points and provide an opportunity to inflict some damage to some of your less studious mini-league opponents. They have been profitable for me in the past and I am certainly looking forward to them in the coming weeks.”

“I have never been obsessed with Double Gameweeks; I don’t think they’re something special, something over the game’s regular excitement. I would never pick players just because of [a Double Gameweek] but a player who I‘d like to have in my team anyway will likely be preferred to someone who I also want but has one fixture fewer.”

The sentiments above could easily have been taken from our own site today but were, in fact, lifted from a Scout Debate on Double Gameweeks some 14 years ago.

Everything from the chips and the pricing structure to the way bonus points are apportioned (bring back The Man in the Stand!) has changed over the last two decades but Double Gameweeks remain a constant, year after year; there has never been a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season without one.

Double Gameweeks set the pulses racing like little else in the Fantasy world. They shape chip strategies, alter transfer plans, encourage points hits and can transform seasons – for good or for bad.

We’re in the midst of a ‘double’ as we speak, of course.

Trapped in the midweek purgatory between deadlines, we decided to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane to look at the good, the bad and the Duffy of 20-odd years of Double Gameweeks.

WAY BACK WHEN

For as long as there has been Fantasy Premier League in its current guise, there have been Double Gameweeks.

Hell, Double Gameweeks are even older than Tino Livramento and Wilfried Gnonto.

The first Double Gameweek proper that we’ve encountered in our trawl back through the archives came in Gameweek 4 of 2002/03, which ought to have been Gameweek 10. Confused? You should be, as FPL officially started in mid-September in its inaugural campaign after a six-week ‘trial’.

Fulham and West Ham United were the two teams playing twice in that round of fixtures, with successive 1-0 wins for the Hammers seeing such luminaries as Scott Minto and Ian Pearce make that week’s Dream Team.

There was actually an earlier, unofficial Double Gameweek as part of the six-week trial period, which was classed as Pre-Season by the games-makers despite it featuring actual Premier League fixtures. FPL has come a long way since those amateurish days (insert joke here).

Manchester United and Middlesbrough played twice, a Ryan Giggs goal and a ‘Boro clean sheet helping two future national-team coaches to double-digit hauls.

Charlton Athletic’s Scott Parker was the first player to break the 20-point mark in a Double Gameweek later in the campaign.

THE EARLY SCOUT DAYS

Years 2002-2006 were the Dark Ages of the FPL annals, with historic season records not being retained, web archive records of limited help and Fantasy Football Scout not launching until 2007.

Scout was a no-frills, one-man enterprise in those days, back when ‘so rare’ only meant the frequency of Derby County’s top-flight wins.

The first mention of a ‘Double Gameweek’ from Mr Sutherns came ahead of Double Gameweek 14 of the 2007/08 season, when Scout’s founding father launched a poll on the upcoming double.

Typically, key Blackburn Rovers assets Benni McCarthy, Roque Santa Cruz and Christopher Samba all flopped in their Gameweek 14 double-header. Death, taxes, and disappointment in a Double Gameweek.

SNOW 1-0 DOUBLE GAMEWEEK

If you thought your Kevin De Bruyne no-show or Ederson benching in Gameweek 34 was bad luck, at least you didn’t have a Double Gameweek fixture wiped out entirely.

That’s what happened back in January 2010, when a flurry of snow caused the postponement of Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers, the second Double Gameweek 20 match for both clubs.

FPL managers had their best-laid plans ruined, with the Gunners’ Andrey Arshavin widely backed with the armband but blanking in a 4-1 win over Portsmouth before the winter weather wreaked havoc.

The postponed clash was swiftly rescheduled for Double Gameweek 22, with Arsenal and Bolton playing each other twice in successive matches, but not before a colleague of this writer (long-time readers of this site may remember his Scout alter-ego, Puffinboy) deleted his team in a fit of pique and never returned.

The 2009/10 campaign turned out to be quite the chaotic one as managers stocking up on Fulham and Stoke City assets also had the rug pulled from beneath them at very short notice.

More recently, of course, we had Double Gameweek 29 of the 2019/20 season curtailed when the positive Covid test of a Greek chairman ultimately caused the Man City v Arsenal game to be postponed and set the dominoes falling for a mid-season adjournment.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 1

What could be more exciting than a Double Gameweek? A Double Gameweek on the opening weekend of a new season, that’s what.

Engagement in FPL is always at its highest at the start of a campaign, before the inevitable cooling of interest in the winter months.

So every man and his dog was lumping on Chelsea and Reading assets ahead of Gameweek 1 of the 2012/13 campaign, a ‘double’ that came about because the Blues’ involvement in the UEFA Super Cup had necessitated a fixture change.

Fernando Torres being backed by over 50% of Captain Poll voters was evidence of how giddy everyone was getting, the declining Spaniard waiting till the 81st minute of Chelsea’s second Double Gameweek 1 fixture to find the net.

Good old Branislav Ivanovic was more reliable, scoring twice and keeping a clean sheet en route to a big haul.

Another Double Gameweek 1 happened for Chelsea the very next season, with Ivanovic once again on the scoresheet.

TRIPLE GAMEWEEKS

The Complete Guide to FPL Triple Gameweek 35

And what could be more exciting than a Double Gameweek on the opening weekend of a new season? A Triple Gameweek, that’s what.

That rarest of beasts, our last one was in Gameweek 35 of the 2020/21 campaign when Manchester United had to play three matches in five days thanks to the Old Trafford protests putting paid to their home fixture against Liverpool in May 2021.

No United player started all three games in that Gameweek and the tiring Red Devils lost two of their three fixtures but Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood nonetheless chipped in with 19-point returns.

The Triple Gameweek hadn’t been previously seen since 2005/06; with time passing, some of us questioned whether it had even happened in the first place.

But the archived screenshot above is proof it did, with Middlesbrough – like United above – having to juggle three league fixtures in the space of five days.

There’s not much in the way of abiding memories from this ‘triple’, perhaps because we’ve blocked it out of our minds for a reason: ‘Boro scored only one goal across their three matches, losing their clean sheets in two games.

HAPPY MEMORIES

FPL 09/10 GW 22 : r/FantasyPL

The hauls are what we hope for in a Double Gameweek and there have certainly been plenty down the years.

We have to start with Wayne Rooney‘s 32-pointer in Double Gameweek 22 of the 2009/10 campaign (above), his four goals against Hull City in Man Utd’s second fixture supplementing the two attacking returns he’d picked up against Burnley in the first game.

As far as we’re aware, that haul remains the biggest individual score in FPL history – at least in the post-2006 era.

Yaya Toure ran him close in 2013/14 when scoring just one point fewer, while Harry Kane matched Toure’s tally in Double Gameweek 37 of the 2016/17 campaign (below) when plundering four goals and an assist in a 6-1 demolition of Leicester City.

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Sergio Aguero‘s 26 points in Gameweek 34 of 2015/16 evoke happy memories for many of us, with team-mate Aymeric Laporte proving to be a Double Gameweek specialist with three separate monster scores in 2018/19.

Fellow Man City stopper John Stones scored twice en route to a 27-point haul in 2020/21 but Matty Cash leads the way for the record Gameweek score posted by a defender after a 29-point rampage through Gameweek 28 of last season.

So far, so memorable – but how many of these forgotten hauls did you prosper from?

There was Benoit Assou-Ekotto‘s 24 points in Gameweek 20 of the 2011/12 season, with a goal, assist, three bonus points and a pair of clean sheets helping him on his way to the Scout Team of the Season.

Scoutcast cult hero and budget midfielder Jason Puncheon racked up a 23-point score in Gameweek 34 of the 2013/14 campaign, with photo-phobic Palace team-mate Wayne Hennessey waving hello to an 18-point score as a £4.0m goalkeeper two seasons later.

Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone also entered Fantasy folklore with a 21-point return in the penultimate Gameweek of 2015/16, all of that total arriving in one fixture after the £4.0m defender bagged a brace, kept a clean sheet and scooped up all three bonus points in a 3-0 win over Everton.

We’ll no doubt look back fondly on last season in years to come, with its Covid-affected postponements and subsequent bombardment of Double Gameweeks resulting in 20+ scores for Jarrod Bowen, Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Matty Cash, Bruno Guimaraes and James Maddison. Kevin De Bruyne trumped them all and joined the 30-club, after a four-goal salvo against Wolves in Double Gameweek 36.

DENNIS! THERE’S SOME LOVELY FILTH DOWN HERE

Ben Ramsdale on Twitter: "Hi @OfficialFPL I appear to have triple captained Emmanuel  Dennis by mistake please can I have my chip back it won't happen again.  https://t.co/jA2zdKJVh8" / Twitter

Some Double Gameweeks stick in the memory for all the wrong reasons – and we finish this nostalgia-fest with a visit to the Hall of Shame.

These ‘fails’ aren’t so easy to recall, with no Dream Team equivalent or eye-catching data in the Members Area to jog our memories.

But two names from more recent seasons have become synonymous with Double Gameweek disaster: Emmanuel Dennis and Shane Duffy.

Dennis was already heading for a blank, 77 minutes into Watford’s 3-0 defeat to Norwich City in Double Gameweek 23 of 2021/22, but no matter, as there was another favourable fixture against Burnley still to come. The Nigerian, his mind perhaps temporarily inhabited by voodoo-practising Joshua King owners, promptly made a rash challenge on Max Aarons to pick up his second booking of the game and see red, not only taking him to a -1 score but ruling him out of the second Double Gameweek fixture.

Shane Duffy‘s tally of one point in Double Gameweek 34 of 2018/19 looks like a tidy score by comparison. But while Dennis’s Fantasy catastrophe can be chalked off as rank misfortune (there was some logic behind his selection and captaincy as he had scored eight goals in his first 16 appearances of that season), the Duffy blank was a cautionary lesson.

While no doubt offering some goal threat, this was a Fantasy pick who had kept just three clean sheets in his last 18 fixtures and went into the ‘double’ on the back of a three-game losing streak with Brighton. An acceptable pick for two decent home matches, for sure, but the captaincy bandwagon that ensued was Double Gameweek fever at its more virulent. The Seagulls were duly pumped 7-0 across their two matches.

Other disaster-classes that spring to mind include Manolo Gabbiadini‘s duck-egg for Southampton in Double Gameweek 37 of 2016/17, the widely captained Alvaro Negredo‘s blank in Double Gameweek 34 of the same season and the ‘sliding doors’ one-pointer for an injured Sadio Mane in Double Gameweek 24 of 2019/20 as rival captain Mohamed Salah went on to haul against West Ham United.


Have we missed any stand-out Double Gameweek moments from down the years? What are your own good and bad memories of past FPL doubles? Let us know in the comments below.


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  1. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A bit of a departure from the 'top essential best player Squad Scout picks that you simply you must buy (and sell next week)' format that I know you all love dearly, but I hope it's of interest anyway...

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    1. Mambino
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      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers - it was interesting - always like a walk down memory lane

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    2. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can we bring back the term "Twinner"?

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    3. AC/DC AFC
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      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great read and recap to distant daze.

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    1. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      They will review it then.

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    2. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I saw it today and think it was, Darwin got a touch of the ball then got taken out.

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    3. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’ve seen them given tbh

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    4. faux_C
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Diop swung his leg wildly, it was clearly a pen.

      Tbh there should be many many more pens and fouls in the Prem.

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      1. Feanor
        • 15 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He swung his leg but his leg didn't touch Nunez. That's kind of important.

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    5. Wobbles
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It was a stonewall penalty and that's coming from a Man U fan.

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  3. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What an amazing post this is.

    One of best memory of a DGW was “ Cuellar to Sess.. Sesegnooon!!!”

    This place went absolute mental

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    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ah god, I must have blocked that memory out as a NUFC fan and non-Sess owner!

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      1. La Roja
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Biased much? :mrgreen:

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    2. El Muñeco
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      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I was reading the article searching for that one.

      Remember looking at the phone whilst out after having a few and not knowing if it really happened or not

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    3. The EJJ
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      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Favourite FPL memory, scout crashed if i remember correctly

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  4. Hy liverpool
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Yeah i remember benteke dgw haul till this day... Philips QPR has big dgw too if i remember correctly.

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    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      In the very same GW! Along with Charlie Austin:

      https://twitter.com/FPLMad/status/855519680160825344

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      1. Hy liverpool
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wow.. The good old days, thanks btw enjoyed this article.

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      2. RichardNixon
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Lol. FPL nightmares coming back to haunt me.

        Sitting clear at the top of ML and the only one not to rip my team up to squeeze in Aston Villa and QPR players. They couldn't buy a goal between them before that game week. It ended 3-3 with Benteke hat trick and a goal apiece to Austin and Philips. They all got points in the other game of the double as well if memory serves me right.

        I was fourth in the ML by the end of the GW...

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    2. RichardNixon
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Benteke had another DGW haul one year for crystal palace. He had terrible fixtures, including away at Liverpool where he scored a double. I think that was his first game at Anfield after leaving Liverpool.

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    3. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The big problem with the Benteke haul was I kept on putting him in mine team for an age, until he took back all the points and more!

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    4. cutch
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great Benteke. I got him for Agüero in the very last moment, gave him the captaincy, took his points and sold him back for Agüero right again. The best possible cameo.

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    5. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That Tekkers and Austin haul took me to OR2 about 20 behind Simon March. Couldnt finish the job, Kun killed me soon after

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  5. Ginger Pele
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Love this article! Thank you!!

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    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      My pleasure, I enjoyed writing it!

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  6. Nate(U)dog(ie)
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Great article, love looking at stuff from older years of FPL. I started playing many years back as a teen but I was as much of a casual as could be, leaving my team without any fixings for weeks/months on end and then taking a few years break on multiple occasions until I began playing again a few years ago and started trying to play seriously (mainly beginning with last year).

    Ah Mane and Sane(TC), horrendous. In fact last year was the first time I had any returns from my TC when I went with Kane, think the double was ManUtd and Leicester? Not too sure, scraped 14pts if I remember correctly but I was happy to take any returns.

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    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thanks, Natedog. Just had a look there and I think Man Utd and Brighton in GW29 it must have been, for 14 points as you said.

      Evolving playing styles is a good source of discussion for the off-season - I've played FPL for 20 years but I was completely stat-free until 2016! Was a bit of a Luke-style maverick before that.

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  7. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hold if we won't get any groundbreaking news?

    Raya
    TAA/Tripp/Est
    Salah/Grealish/Rash/Mitoma
    Haaland/Watkins/Isak

    Kepa/March/Shaw/Botman

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    1. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d start Shaw instead Trippier

      And probably March for Grealish whom will probably be benched. Have the same dilemma and we may find out before deadline

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      1. Atimis
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers, agree on Grealish!

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  8. Forgetmeknot
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Enjoyed this article cheers!

    May have missed it but sure Sanchez made a killing in one DGW? sure I TC’ed him for about 132.

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    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He got 27 points in the same DGW as Kane scored 31, was that it?

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    2. OneDennisBergkamp
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      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      i remember this too, think he scored a hatty vs Newcastle one game?

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  9. Brehmeren
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do people think of Alvarez as an option instead of Jota?
    How much is he projected to play for the rest of the season?

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    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Considering replacing Grealish with him myself. Grealish almost certainly to be rested/rotated and Alvarez has shown can play with or instead of Haaland in the Team.

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      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Grealish to Linton (for 36 double) and Toney to Alvarez.

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  10. The Iceman
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Afternoon, hope everyone is well.

    2FT and exact funds:

    Martinelli > Rashford (keep Grealish)
    Toney > Wilson

    Y/N?

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  11. Hairy Potter
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just posted yesterday about the popular Andy Carroll DGW triple captain back in 2016. Still makes me laugh that I thought it was a good option at the time!

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    1. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Oh sh*t that was My TC.

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    2. cutch
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes, my first TC. Terrible...

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  12. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mahrez is being rested for Leeds isn't he

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    1. HurriKane
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why though?

      Isnt he more likely to start as Bernardo will start Madrid game at RW

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      1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He's started the last two and although getting two assists hasn't been great according to reports.

        I have him and starting but expecting a benching

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    2. Qaiss
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I reckon they'll start KDB, Rodri, Gundogan, then Foden and Haaland. One more spot for Bernardo or Mahrez.

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      1. Kevin and Perry go
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That.

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    3. Always a Red Devil
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yes i think so

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    4. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Tis why I also bought Foden!

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  13. OneDennisBergkamp
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    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    feeling hard done by, was 50pts clear in ML - person in 2nd TC'd Salah and gained 54pts from 2 penalty's... like WTF!

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    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hence why you put the TC chip on a penalty taker in a dgw.

      Salah could have had double that score over these 2 games, so count yourself lucky the damage was 54 points

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      1. OneDennisBergkamp
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        bit of a mad decision to TC Salah and not Haaland though no?

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        1. Always a Red Devil
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          it’s not the template move for sure but a fairly reasonable bet against it. sorry it’s worked out against you of course but i do quite like when bets against the template succeed

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        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yup but I had the same in one my ml's, when playing catch up you have to go against the grain.

          Unlike your ml the leader had BB to counter the TC in which he will actually increase his lead if all goes his way tonight

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        3. jammie26
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Haaland got 48 if he'd triple captained him so hardly any difference

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          1. OneDennisBergkamp
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            • 8 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Na big difference as I had Haaland (c).

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  14. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Let’s give respect to the king of double GWs Clint Dempsey

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    1. Always a Red Devil
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      one of the most underrated players in pl history. If he was english he’d be classed as one of the best ever

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      1. FPL Daniel
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He always delivered in a double GW and never failed. No blanks in double GW.

        Captain America

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  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I seem to recalling tripling captaining KDB in a double and he was taken off quite early in the first rubber of just one point.

    Very humbling

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    1. AC/DC AFC
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      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Didn't he hit a hat trick at Wolves in the second fixture tho?

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  16. Funkyav
    • 15 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    love this article! well done to Skonto Rigga

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  17. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Leroy Sane TC in a dgw, what a memory that was

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  18. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Considering both are fighting for the same slots (Europa League and the slimmest of chances for UCL), Liverpool going public with their 70m bid for MacAllister is very poor form at this stage of the season imo. No class. Not sure he's worth it anyway.

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    1. Always a Red Devil
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      what do you expect. its liverpool lol

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    2. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Brighton will just up the price now too.

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    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Just checked Liverpool's website and twitter, nothing there.

      When does journo's discussing transfers count as a club going public? This happens everyday with evey club

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    4. Qaiss
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm an Arsenal fan and when I see some of our supporters on social media discussing which players they'd like to cherry pick from teams like Brighton, it makes me cringe. Yeah sure, Brighton have players that everyone would love to have but it's also great to see a team like Brighton actually fighting near the top for a European place.

      The Bundesliga is rubbish because Bayern just buy the best players from their rivals so they can't threaten them anymore but people are cool if teams in the PL do the same all the time? All it shows is that the way Brighton are run, is better than every team in the league

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      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Fans generally have no clue particularly on twitter

        The amount of abuse the official twitter account got for the ramsdale signing is a clear example of this.

        It’s easy to cherry pick players and say who clubs should sign but there is hundreds of different elements in play as to whether the player fits a team/manager profile, tactics, age, the key underlying numbers the club analysts benchmark players from each position against (no one on twitter knows this). That’s just a few points.

        It’s easy for fans to say mitoma would be incredible for arsenal just because he plays well for Brighton but there are so many other factors which the twitter mob just brush away. They seem to think this fifa or their football manager

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      2. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Bundesliga isn’t rubbish. Just because Bayern do that, do you even watch the Bundesliga? yet you are quick to assume it is rubbish.

        Same Haaland played in the Buli & did not find it so easy compared to the PL.
        The English League is full of corrupt refs unlike the Bundesliga so yeah that also makes it slightly more competitive. Palace & the rest will struggle in the Bundesliga.

        You’re being biased tbh.

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        1. Qaiss
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          The same team has won the league there for 10 years and Bayern sign their rivals best players/managers mid-season. Like they did with Nagelsmann.

          Haaland scores more goals here because he plays for Man City. If he played for Spurs, he wouldn’t score the same number of goals.

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          1. PartyTime
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Apart from this season, when was the last time an English team defeated Bayern? Bayern aren’t just good in the Buli but in Europe. It’s just that simple. It is the same thing with City now.

            Next season they will most likely win it again

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      3. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Also Bayern forgot to buy Haaland

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  19. Kevin and Perry go
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What score’s are we predicting for tonight?
    Cheeky 3-2 win for Brighton or a score draw, I’m thinking.

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    1. Always a Red Devil
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      marriner in charge so brighton have a chance but i will go for 2-0 utd with goals from rashy and bruno

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      1. Kevin and Perry go
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Clean sheet would be tasty.

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      2. Kevin and Perry go
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheeky 1-0 then yeah.

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  20. Amartey Partey
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Kaoru Mitoma on the Manchester United game tonight: “We want to take revenge on them.”

    Lots of goals incoming?

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    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Of course they want to take revenge. He’s not going to congratulate them.

      With the season closing and a few of the top stars on their way out will be interesting to see how Brighton play

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    2. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If only life worked this way.

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    3. Always a Red Devil
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      he should remember when salah said this about real madrid

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    4. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Big score coming up for Brighton especially if Slabhead plays but probably nothing from Mitoma

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    5. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1:1

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    6. Well you know, Triffic
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Once he gets tackled by AWB he will be finished 😉

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      1. Always a Red Devil
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        yes bro thats what im talking about awbs tackle

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  21. Esalman
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is 100 points with DDG, estupinan and mitoma left a good score this week?

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    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice brag.

      Bloke in my ML on 133 (TC)

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    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      About average i would say.

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    3. dark91
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I am not sure if that's a serious question but if you got 100 points without any chips that's very decent for this GW.

      I am on 115 (with Haaland TC) and got Shaw, Estupinan, Rashford, and Mitoma left. Yet only rose about 80k places to 210k overall (which I don't think is something to brag about 😀 )

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  22. Muscout
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Crazy nostalgia from that 2009/10 picture

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  23. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Enjoyable article that, thanks. Fun nostalgia, even though I was an extremely casual FPL player until around the time I joined this site.

    In the 00s/10s it felt like just pure football knowledge was enough to win a casual work league, where everyone (me included) would routinely miss deadlines and play without much strategy.

    How things change. Friends who have only a passing interest in football now have access to identikit FPL teams and advice, which has forced the rest of us to up our game. I’m enough of a football nerd as it is but I wish I’d started sooner on FFS!

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  24. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Steele, Raya
    Trippier, Shaw, Stones, Henry, Koulibaly
    Salah, Rashford, Grealish, Mitoma, Mac Allistar
    Haaland, Jota, Watkins

    1 free transfer and 0.1 in the bank.

    Thank you!

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    1. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hold or bring in NewC for the double?

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      1. Corona is not good 4 U
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you!

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  25. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What’s my best move?

    Was thinking Marty to Gakpo?

    Ederson,
    Trent, Pervis, Dalot
    Rashford, Martinelli, Mitoma, Gealish, BrunoF
    Jota, Hauland

    Raya, Watkins, Trippier, Chilwell,

    .7

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    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Second Brighton mid?

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  26. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A decent Bruno haul to repair my week 🙂

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    1. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would be nice yeah

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  27. putana
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mac playing deep today would ruin any shot of a rank gain even though i have 6 players

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  28. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any chance kdb plays tonight ya think?

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    1. nolard
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yes, could be
      he transferred to brighton just before the deadline last night

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      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ah great. Got him on a fh so that's great news

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    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      There’s a slightly better chance of him playing in 1966 than tonight 😉

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    3. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol

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  29. Muscout
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Will most likely roll transfer but bench order correct?

    Kepa
    TAA Shaw Estup
    Salah Rash Grealish March
    Haaland Isak Watkins

    Raya MacA Trippier Pinnock

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  30. Red Star Toro
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Breathe of fresh air this article and I loved it much more than the other one about elite manager mentality and doing yoga before confirming transfers. Love to see some history and have some nostalgia, please serve as archivers of this great game because the FPL itself obviously doesn’t care

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