Fixtures

Best FPL fixture runs for all 20 Premier League sides

While Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is still yet to relaunch, the release of the Premier League fixture list was an appetite-whetter for the 2023/24 campaign.

We’ve been poring over the fixture list over the last few days, with the following articles now available to read:

Whilst favourable opening fixture runs will be what many of us are focused on initially, it usually pays to do some medium-term planning ahead of the big Gameweek 1 kick-off.

It’s with that in mind that we’ve put together this ‘hop on, hop off’ modified Season Ticker, isolating the best runs of fixtures we can find for all 20 Premier League sides in the first half of the season.

They’re either all or mostly favourable stretches of games but sometimes there will be a less appealing fixture among an otherwise strong sequence.

We’ve set the minimum at five matches, while we’ve also included the Gameweek 16 starts of two more good-looking runs for Manchester City and Chelsea (Gameweek 18 looks set to be blank for the league champions, however, because of FIFA World Club Cup involvement).

It was a tougher task for some clubs: there was no obvious sustained sea of blue for Sheffield United, for example, with their Gameweek 11-16 schedule about the best that we could find. Fulham also have trips to Liverpool and Newcastle United punctuating four excellent home games.

Some players – Erling Haaland, for instance – will also be deemed fixture-proof by many of us but hopefully this overview will help Fantasy managers decide when they want to increase or decrease the number of assets they own from each club.

TICKER OVERVIEW: BEST FIXTURE RUNS

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  1. Buck The Trent
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Knight Template in the mud

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    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government

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      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        "Be quiet!"

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      2. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        It might not be perfect but it’s better than any other system we have!

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    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I was distracted selecting a new codpiece. Codpiece fashion is a thing you know and I was falling out of fashion!

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  2. Piggs Boson
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Assuming March & Mitoma are pretty much nailed for Brighton, which other two attackers do you think will get the nod, or do you think they'll be rotated?

    Welbeck, Ferguson, Pedro, Encisco, Undav

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    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      "Assuming March & Mitoma are pretty much nailed"...

      I wouldn't even agree with that statement tbh. Mild rotation until Europa League kicks off and then carnage on a weekly basis is my prediction.

      Waiting for Enciso classification and prices as I will still imagine I want to triple up with Pervis+2 attackers.

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    2. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I don't think they're nailed either anymore. Pedro and Enciso can play on the wings.

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        This season Brighton will be almost as frustrating as City in predicting starting line-ups.

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    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      RDZ was actually fairly consistent in his selection though until post-cup fatigue set in though, wasn't he? And described Mitoma as unbenchable.

      My guess is Enciso/Pedro predominantly as the 10, Welbeck/Ferguson the 9, Undav more of back up. I'm interested in Enciso but just slightly wary of nailedness; Mitoma I'm not too worried about & will likely start with

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      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Will be different now that they've got European football I think. Hopefully there's a clear pattern with some players being preferred in the league.

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        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 2 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          True. From 21st September though so I won't factor it in initiallt

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    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      For me, the only one tempting is Gross, if he changes position.

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    5. I Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I don't think March will be as nailed this season. I expect a lot more game time for Enciso and not just at #10, on the wings too. Mitoma definitely the safest option imo but will be the most expensive.

      I'm interested in Enciso and Ferguson to start with. They both look quality and can do damage even if it's from the bench. I must admit I'm not too familiar with Joao Pedro though...

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        I do think Undav will get more gametime, and don't forget Buenonotte.
        Will Mitoma start fresh, or like he finished the season? I'm thinking to start with a 4.5 keeper or defender if one's going, then wait and see on the rest.

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        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Yep, and Welbeck too. It's a complete minefield up top but Brighton are so much better going forward than they are defensively that I'm happy to risk it with two of their attackers despite the uncertainty of minutes.

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  3. Andy_Social
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Useful table, that. Nudged me into a couple of tweaks to my draft.

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    1. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Mbappe ➡ Calvert-Lewin?

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Nah, figured Trent can wait. That frees up a lot of cash.

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        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Pretty sure I'm going to start with Trent but him vs Stones (or ARS/CHE defenders) + 2m could be interesting.

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            I'm going with one from Arsenal and Chelsea, then a rotation of 3x4.5 defenders. My 'big at the back' strategy of last year will not be repeated!

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          2. Piggs Boson
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah, I'm keen on Trent, even if it means playing another defender. Can't see a midfielder outperforming him at the same price point, unless we get another season of mad prices.

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  4. dannyreeves1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Lovely little graphic that.

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  5. O'Neil sacked by Bournemouth
    DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Gary O’Neil sacked by Bournemouth.

    Terrible decision. Hope they get relegated next season now.

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    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Wow. Haven't seen that one coming.

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    2. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      It’s not a terrible decision if they get someone like Potter.

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      1. boc610
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        ......who will try to play the kind of football Howe played that got him the sack and end up in the relegation zone and then oneill comes back in for the last ten games keeps them up then gets the sack and the cycle of life for a team with delusions of grandeur just spins and spins ....

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Howe was there for 8 years in his last stint.

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          1. boc610
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            their were many iterations of his team in that time. the final season and a half was a disaster and its because he went for a far more attacking brand of football than the previous 6 and a half and just shipped goals for fun

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            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Their problem was lack of goals - they shipped more or less what they had in previous seasons, 2 less than when they came 9th. Problem is they scored 15 fewer goals.

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      2. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        These players we playing for O'Neil. There's nothing to suggest they'd play any better for Potter.

        The fact he kept them up was a miracle, deserved to be given another whole season.

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          People said the same thing about Houghton. O’Neil is not some once-in-a-lifetime manager.

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          1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Lol neither is Potter, he'll be off as soon as any bigger club will come calling too.

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            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              He’s a far far better manager than O’Neil to the point where I doubt they could get him.

              All this “not fair/hope they get relegated” spiel was being spewed about when they sacked Parker too btw

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    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Can only assume that Bielsa's beach house has been built, otherwise that is an awful and cruel decision.

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      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Tis a cruel summer, as Bananarama always say.

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      2. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Bielsa's international now. Uruguay.

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        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Australia has 48 million kangaroos, if they invaded Uruguay every Uruguayan would have to taken on fourteen of them each. I think Uruguay would almost certainly fall.

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          1. The Knights Template
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            I learnt this today btw from somebody who knows about these things.

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            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              He must be exhausted after counting them all.

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              1. Sheffield Wednesday
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 11 days ago

                Yes, and hopping mad.

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                1. The Knights Template
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 11 days ago

                  Are you getting a new grav?

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                  1. Sheffield Wednesday
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 11 days ago

                    My gravatar is on strike and joined a nudist colony for the summer. Planning new one for next season anyway.

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                    1. Andy_Social
                      • 11 Years
                      11 months, 11 days ago

                      I'll miss her 🙁

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                      1. Sheffield Wednesday
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 11 days ago

                        Too many stalkers and a strange number of upvotes with the old one.

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                      2. The Knights Template
                        • 10 Years
                        11 months, 11 days ago

                        Get a great ape!

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          2. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            You're giving Putin ideas!

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    4. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      They must have somebody in mine. Possibly scouting the A-League after seeing Bid Ange’s rise.

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Harsh, but it's the right time to do it. He would have been gone by November anyway. At least he leaves with his head held high.

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        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Well at least we know it’s not Gerrard!

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Uh oh, Lampard's free.

            It'll be Big Sam.

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        2. boc610
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          its a nonsensical decision born out of owners blindly following trends they think apply to them and panicking and believing they always deserve 'something better' when they actually have something good right in front of them . bournemouth are bournemouth. oneill had a style that married pragmatism with an attacking brand of football and it kept them up when they were a shoe in for relegation. he deserved a chance to see where that could take them with a full season.

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            The board clearly decided it would take them straight down.

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            1. boc610
              • 12 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              even though they were going straight down until he came in and kept them up....

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          2. Don Van Vliet
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            shoo-in*

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    5. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      He’ll be off to the Saudi league no doubt. He’ll be fine.

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    6. TheTinman
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      In the running for Manager of the Season.

      Disgraceful

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      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        2-year contract smh.
        Either he's rubbish and he takes you down. Or he's great and he moves to a better club almost immediately.
        Heard good things and I liked him as a player.

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Highly rated manager - Leeds were in for him after they chucked Marsch but Vallecano wouldn't let him leave.

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          1. ritzyd
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            What an odd appointment, he managed a team in Cyprus while I lived there a few yrs ago (Larnaca) they were crap, and that league was awful. Strange.

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    7. snow pea in repose
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      That is a surprise, seems like the wrong move

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    8. Ado.Fc
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 4 days ago

      Harsh

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  6. CityWok
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    That's a terrible decision. Some people are never satisfied and have no loyalty or gratitude

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    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe Eddie Howe is returning?

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Or Dychie. He had a spell.

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        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Brendan Rogers perhaps.

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          1. RedLightning
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            No, he's just been confirmed as manager of Celtic.

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            1. The Knights Template
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Sometimes they come back!

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    2. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Don't worry, you'll find someone else.

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    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Funny when people react like this despite knowing the square root of FA about the decision.

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      1. boc610
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        so were not allowed to comment at all just because were not privy to the ins and outs of a decision? so why say anything about anything then. Bournemouth looked like they would be first to go with scott paker in charge who said the players werent good enough. oneill came in and completely changed them and their mentality. I think were allowed be a little curious as to why they have now decided he had to go

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Calling it a terrible decision without knowing who the replacement is, and slating the owners without knowing why the decision has been made is daft, yeah.

          O’Neil might not have fancied it so they paid him off as a good gesture, for all we know.

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        2. GC123
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          I’m with you on that. Clearly they’ve forgotten their principles and have a plan. After how they’ve treated GO’N, I hope said plan takes them back to the Championship. What a way to reward the guy for keeping the Cherries up with 4 games to spare. Football has gone

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          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Should Leicester have kept Ranieri for what he’d done the season before?

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            1. TheTinman
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Yes

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              1. x.jim.x
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 11 days ago

                Good job you’re not in charge of any clubs innit

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    4. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Just imagine if they got Parker back. The scenes!

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  7. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    None will ever understand why Ruben Neves at 26yo decided to go to Saudi Arabia before he plays in any major club competition despite being able to compete in top level, I mean money are important but rly…

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    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah, it's a disappointing lack of ambition. Barca were interested in him.

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    2. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Surely the point of a career (especially one as short as a footballers) is to earn as much money as possible to provide for your family, pretty sure he's doing that by some margin compared to what he would be offered in europe.

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      1. TheTinman
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Bro, he's already earned enough to 'provide for his family' for the next 10 generations

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        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          He is worshipping Mammon!

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          1. ritzyd
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            I saw somewhere he'll be earning around 5x his current salary after tax. If someone offered me 5x my take home pay but I have to go and work in Saudi for a few years i'd take that all day long.

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            1. The Knights Template
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Good for you.

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            2. sulldaddy
              • 14 Years
              11 months, 8 days ago

              Not me.
              Money aint everything.

              Plus 5 x my take home isnt even close to generational wealth

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    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      He was captain at a CL club before signing for a Championship side - I can’t believe people are surprised by this.

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    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      How dare he get a better living elsewhere who does Neves think he is? Messi/Ronaldo 😀

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  8. The Mighty Hippo
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    I reckon James Maddison will be a great option next season if he signs for Spurs and plays the no.10 role. Postecoglou plays very attacking football and will get the best out of him.

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    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      He's be great for Spurs, Newcastle, and a half-price alternative to Mount at United.

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    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Agree. Hope this happens.

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    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Who was Ange’s number 10 at Celtic?

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Japanese lad - really good.

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          You mean Hatate? From what I saw of Celtic last season, they played a 4-3-3 with him on the left.

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            The other guy, something like Kyoto. Problem is Posty has a fixed system and basically none of the Spurs squad are a good fit. Should be fun.

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            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              David Brent:
              Oh, sorry, it's the other one...

              Kyogo (no. 9 btw):
              The other what...?

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    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I don't know that much about Ange tbh but will be very keen on Maddison wherever he goes

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    5. I Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      What would be a fair FPL price for him in your opinion?

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        £8.5m

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        1. Tomerick
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          No way does he come in that high although he could easily end the season at that price.

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          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            If he signs for a big 6 team I wouldn’t be surprised

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            1. Tomerick
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              It would depend a lot on the price of other players. I’m not saying he wouldn’t be worth it but I would expect other players who have had better seasons to be coming in even higher than that if it was the case and normally decent mids from top 6 clubs are 8m max unless they’re the talisman.

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              1. I Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah agreed. I'm expecting Odegaard to be 8.5 for example. No way Maddison should be the same price.

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  9. boc610
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Oneill was apparently told that Bournemouth "wanted to adopt a different style of play to accelerate their progress". these clubs really are living in noddy land.they have had this attacking football before . leeds had it last season and look what happened. and its not like bornemouth didnt play an exciting style last season it was just temepred with conceding less goals. we really are now firmly in the era of of playing out from the back with sweeper keepers and bombing on wingbacks to the point that anything not resembling that is seen as some kind of failure. its almost a cult like obsession and not practical for a team with bornemouths finances.

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    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Why do you believe that football is as simple as “more attacking = relegated” ?

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      1. TheBiffas
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Because they're not good enough

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          It's 19th June - you have no idea who the new manager is, never mind which players they're bringing in. Saying they aren't good enough to play "attacking" football (extremely generic term) is just pure nonsense.

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          1. TheBiffas
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            They're Bournemouth. They're a small club. Even if they get a good manager, they still won't be able to attract the calibre of player needed to play that style of football

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            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Brighton, Brentford, Palace, Fulham, etc are small clubs who have good players and play good to decent football.

              A club shows a bit of ambition rather than just avoiding the drop every season and it’s “you’re a small club, know your place”

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              1. boc610
                • 12 Years
                11 months, 11 days ago

                if you are saying those squads are similar to bournemouths I want what your smoking. all of them with at least one or two world class internationals, world cup winners, top class strikers and defenders. cherries could have showed ambition by keeping oneill, a manager who averaged over 1 point a game.

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                1. x.jim.x
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 11 days ago

                  Please name the “one or two world class internationals, world cup winners, top class strikers and defenders” for each of those teams.

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          2. boc610
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            i think I laid out what the brand of football will be and thats starting attacks from the back with a goalie ala de zerbi (who are amazing at it but when it goes wrong it can be horrific as we saw a few times with them last season) and its not a case of know your place , its abut realistic expectations. it took arteta 3 seasons at a much bigger club to get the brand he wanted right. what do you genuinely think will happen to the cherries bombing forward with players who are learning on the job?. is the owner willing to give the new manager time ala Howe to get a style right or do they have to hit the ground running? id say the latter. i promise you by christmas they will be looking for a new manager to keep them up (like Oneill did) because the new guy wanst given time.

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      2. boc610
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        because in order for it to work you need to money ball a team of absolute worldies to do it. fulham had to adapt under silva, burnley cannot play like they did last season. leeds went down with a very attacking style as did saints. cherries dont have the money or the talent pool to do say what villa have done.

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          What a load of rubbish, especially using Leeds as an example who stayed up despite Bielsa’s suicidal playstyle.

          Their new manager is a good appointment, fully expect them to be much better than they were last season.

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          1. boc610
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            your in cukoo land. your talking about them like they are aston villa. leeds they stayed up barely and conceded the most goals in all of europes top 4 leagues over two seasons. there first season was 50 scored 50 conceded and only bamfords goals saved them in the end. you can also argue that it was bielsas style the got them relegated in the end because every manager after him still tried to play it in some form or another. it haunted them to the final day. it was never sustainable because they dont have the players to do it. it will be the same at cherries

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            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Barely?! We were 31pts clear of relegation and 9pts away from qualifying for the Champions League!

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            2. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              “Stayed up barely”? They finished 9th about 30 points clear of 18th hahaha

              The managers after Bielsa played nothing like him either, just chatting absolute rubbish.

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    2. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Personally, I'm quite looking forward to seeing their new 1-4-5 formation.

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    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      My guess is that they probably don't think they'd be able to attract the kind of players they want to bring in if Gary O'Neill is manager.

      As harsh as it looks and sounds, if they feel that way then better for them to do it now and get in a manager who they feel will be able to attract the kind of players they want to get and who will play the system they want rather than try and marry the two polar opposites.

      That kind of decision would be a disaster.

      So, yeah, it seems harsh but at least the board are going with a plan and have the courage of their convictions to carry it out

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      1. TheTinman
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        They won't attract any players due to manager anyway. They'll be punting on Flemish, Dutch, French and German leagues like everyone else in the bottom half

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        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Who the manager is can make a big difference to a good player with a good agent.

          My lunch break is over so I can't respond to any more posts on this, but I do see both sides of this situation.

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          1. The Knights Template
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            What did you have for lunch?

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            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 14 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Chicken sandwich, apple and crisps.

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              1. The Knights Template
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Cheese and onion crisps I hope.

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    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      American owner. If you end up with one, you can only hope and pray they sign the cheques and nothing else.

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        So, be a hipster and research Rayo Vallecano.

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  10. M C4
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    surely the best fixture alternation is fulham and everton
    a pickford/leno gk rotation is pretty much spot on till 19 or even 38 if needed

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    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Rotating keepers is ace on paper, torture in practice.

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      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        This. Tried it once and the keeper with the tougher fixture outscored the other one time and time again. Never again.

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        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Permanently scarred from Foster v Gomes in 2015/16.

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        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 2 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          It depends on who is available for 4.5m. In a season where we don't have underpriced Raya/Kepa, and are looking at the likes of Pickford/Leno as the most promising of the bracket, I think its worth adjusting for the obvious discrepancy between Everton's defensive form home & away. Doesn't have to pay off every week certainly longer-term the expected points are better if you're maximising home fixtures

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            It's not impossible that with Dyche having time to work on the defence in pre-season, he'll have them throwing themselves around like his Burnley of old.
            And this time last year, we weren't that confident in Raya, Sanchez (and Steele wasn't even a thing). New ones will emerge.
            But again, I'm starting conservatively until I see if a 4.5 rotation is the way to go on my wildcard.

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          2. I Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Think I'd rather spend the extra 0.5m on an outfield player and take whatever Pickford (or whoever my 4.5m keeper is) gets me.

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            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Tbh with pricing trends I'm expecting they'll underprice someone like the new Brentford keeper at 4.5. Raya is great but it's also Brentford's defensive setup that I really like, conceding lots of low xG shots & few big chances

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    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Looks decent. Certainly I would want to avoid Everton's away games if going for Pickford. Depends what you expect of Fulham also as their defence went through quite distinct good/bad phases. Leno is pretty good for saves though. Only thing is I don't think there's much point planning so far ahead as GW19 - everything will change by then

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    3. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I tend to stick with a set-and-forget keeper until my 2nd WC, (when you have money to play with and to cover BB).

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        I did well hokey-cokeying with Raya and Steele last time.
        I had lined up the Leno/Pickford combo but am minded to go with Ederson whose fixtures are too damned jammy.

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    4. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah, got to be a good few CS in those early fixtures for City.

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      1. theplayer
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        As an Ederson owner for the final weeks of the season, I wouldn't count on clean sheets as a given for City. He was one of my worst picks of the season

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        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Yeh, I get that, but at this point, those fixtures still suggest the odds are on City keeping more clean sheets than anyone else.

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  11. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Why on earth Bournemouth got rid of O’Neill and what were they expecting him to do? CL spot?

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    1. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Getting sacked is ironically possibly inflating O'Neill's stature as a manager.
      Yes he won ten games since August and kept them up, but was that equally because the teams below him just couldn't go on a run.

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      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        Ended the season 19th on xG with 0.94 p90 (joint with Saints) and 20th on xGA with 1.96 p90.

        “Why didn’t they keep O’Neil?”

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    2. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      They'll probably state that he doesn't match their "vision for the future" or some such nonsense.

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      1. TheBiffas
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        That's exactly what they've said

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  12. KanuLenoMeeMoCash
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Where can I find legit money leagues?
    Fancy chancing my luck next season

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    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Not allowed to ask here. Just click on all the gambling ads instead.

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  13. CONNERS
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Who can I pick to replace Luke Ayling in my defence next season?

    Any suggestions?

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    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Sir Tin-opener is your man re Ayling.

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  14. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    This chart is fantastic.

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  15. Paqueta Rice
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Bournemouth confirm Iraola appointment

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  16. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    England all out for 280.
    Looks like it is about 50 runs short of being safe, which is what they would've got at least if they didn't declare early!!

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    1. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      281 will be a tough chase, but still you gotta back the Aussies as it stands.

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      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        280 is defendable for sure.
        On that wicket, I'd still back the Aussies to pull it off.

        Declaring early was just unnecessary, there's still around 130 overs + to play, and posting 330 would've put England in the driving seat.

        Those extra 50 runs would've turned the tables from having a 50- 60% chance of losing to 10-20%.

        You would still get at least the same winning chances if England continued batting and not declared, the only difference now is that you can actually lose the game with a chase of 280.

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        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Back in the day 280 in the 4th innings to win a Test Match used to be virtually impossible to get.

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          1. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 11 days ago

            They clearly didn't play Bazball back then.
            You see more of everything these days, goals in football, world records, more runs, grand slams etc.

            It's called inflation just like the world economy..

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  17. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Reckon this would be affordable?

    Ederson | 4.0
    TAA | Estu | 5.0 | 4.5 | 4.0
    Salah | Martinelli | Mitoma | Eze | 4.5
    Haaland | Jesus | 5.5

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    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Try this if you're into the early drafting thing:
      https://www.planfpl.com/planner

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        or this
        https://fpl.team/

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        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Ah thats what I was looking for. Couldn't find it on livefpl

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    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      No, I expect that to be several million over even with lenient prices.

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    3. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      That's probably about 1m over

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    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Unfortunately no. I built this team on FPL Team based on their predictions on price

      Steele/ 4 m
      TAA Stones Moreno Porro/ 4m
      Martinelli Rashford Mitoma Eze /4.5m
      Haaland Mbeumo Ferguson

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    5. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      I doubt it'd be much over budget.

      Ederson to a 4.5 and I reckon it's there or thereabouts.

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    6. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      About 105 I make it

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    7. VeloFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Not bad

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 11 days ago

        The price guesses fluctuate wildly. I just build the same squad in Livefpl for 100m that cost 106m in fplteam.

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        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Some of FPLTeam's prices are too high, or at least I hope so.

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    8. I Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      1.5m over is my guess.

      5.5, 4.0
      7.5, 5.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0
      12.5, 8.0, 7.0, 6.5, 4.5
      13.5, 8.5, 5.5

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  18. mad_beer ✅
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 11 days ago

    Green on black is so easy to read.

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    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 11 days ago

      Green and Black's is so easy to eat.

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