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  1. Are Spurs players being overlooked?
    diesel001
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Personally feel Spurs are being overlooked. Are they going to win the title? No. But could they push for a Top 4 spot? Yes, IMO, particularly as they have no European football.

    People are looking at their players and saying they are rubbish. I don't think Son, Richarlison, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Bentancur, Romero and Porro are rubbish players. They have signed a GK, who can only be an upgrade on Lloris, and Maddison gives them more creativity to help Bentancur.

    They have a team morale problem for sure, and that was exacerbated by having a manager (Conte) who moans whenever he wants more money for signings. The loss of Bentancur to injury was a blow too as he was playing really well and they didn't have anyone to replace him when he got injured.

    The question mark, for me, is over the manager and whether he can build the team morale and get them organised. Confidence is a massive thing as was seen with Newcastle last season (new ownership gave everyone some optimism) and at the end of last season, Spurs' confidence was low.

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I think Spurs have a good new manager and good players. The problem is the players are not compatible with his system. Maddison is a good start, but it will take two or three transfer windows (and even then only if they have Kane money to invest) before they are challengers.

      1. Piggs Boson
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah they don't have fullbacks. The last time Perisic and Porro played in a back 4 they got slapped for 6 goals.

        The squad was built for a back 5 playing Conte/Mourinho football. Man Utd's transition from Jose football to something more proactive, resulted in one of the worst seasons in their history under Rangnick, and started rocky for Ten Hag too until he was was forced to adapt.

        This will likely take time and many windows to fix. Postecoglou is not a man who will compromise on his principles, so it could get ugly in the first year.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          They don't have fullbacks, and they don't have wingers either - Son and Kulu ain't that. Ironically, Peresic has been in the past, but he's getting on. And one serviceable centre-back?

          1. Piggs Boson
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah, it's a bit of a mess. Top 4 is a ludicrous idea imo. City, Arsenal, Newcastle, Liverpool, and United are all further ahead in their projects.

            1. Arteta
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              I agree. At this moment, BHA and AVL have equally good, or maybe even better squads. Emery has already strengthened the team with Torres and Tielemans. They are still proactive on the transfer market, and they can count on Carlos this time.

              De Zerbi and Brighton's scouts will definitely find a solution if Caicedo leaves. They have already signed Pedro, Dahoud, and Milner for squad depth and will probably have £100 million to spend soon. Their system works great, and Mitoma, Ferguson, Enciso, Buonanotte, and Sarmiento will continue to progress.

              Even with no European football, Tottenham and Chelsea will both need a miracle to finish in the Top 6 this season, let alone the Top 4. In my opinion, Postecoglou and Pochettino won't be able to turn it around in a year and outperform all of the teams mentioned above. The Premier League is getting tougher, and midtable teams will never be what they used to be years ago.

              These are my thoughts six weeks before the league officially starts, and a lot could change until then.

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 2 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            From an FPL point of view, that's kind of fun though. Can continue to target their defence with your opposition attackers and hopefully see a much better range of mid priced options from Spurs attack at the same time

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              I don't know if Maddison will be a great FPL asset at a cheap price, or if Spurs will do a Chelsea on him, turning a good player bad.

              1. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 2 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                I'm pretty confident he will, but in any case I still prefer the options of Maddi/Son/Rich at 8-10m(ish) rather than just Son & Kane at premium prices. I certainly 'underowned' Kane last season purely on the basis of the team's dysfunction coupled with the price tag - didn't really work out too well but I still have an aversion to paying 11.5m+ for a player from a mid-table team

            2. Piggs Boson
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Oh, I aim to double up on Mbommo and Wissa for GW1. Hoping Mbeumo is a mid...

          3. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Yes having Eric Dier as one of your centre backs in a back 4 just won't work in the EPL. He's just too slow and cumbersome!

            I think Son is good enough of a player to adapt to playing on the wing if needed. Not sure about Kulu.

            They need 4 or 5 top quality signings to get into the top 4 next year. A major problem about having the likes of Conte or Mourinho as a manager is that it will take a few transfer window to adapt to playing a more attacking style of football when they leave.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      That squad is paper thin though

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I think you're right about morale / managers being the main issue, and that this potentially creates an opportunity if things click under Ange. I'm not convinced they'll make top 4 but I'm actually pretty interested in their attackers this season even, perhaps especially, if Kane leaves. Maddison could make a huge difference for them in possession. Son will be more attractively priced, and a nailed Richarlison could be a good option if priced before Kane leaves.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      There are better teams with better fixtures to start the season

    5. Sure You Did
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No one actually cares.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        If so then why do you even bother posting? What is the point of coming here?

    6. Snake Juice
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Good luck playing Ange's 4-3-3 system with those two fullbacks.

      And no, Richarlison and Romero are atrocious. They'll be lucky to make top 8.

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure about top 4. That boat may have sailed for Spurs for the foreseeable future. Last season's top 4, plus Liverpool, Chelsea, Brighton and Villa will make it very difficult for them to get that high in the league.

    8. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      As a Gooner I’d agree, certainly think they’ll be easier on the eye with a good brand of attacking football, if Kulu & Son can get back to their best then 4th-6th is definitely possible

      1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        *think they’ll definitely finish ahead of Chelsea unless there are some drastic changes to both squads in the rest of the transfer window

    9. el polako
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Spurs are like purgatory.
      There place is somewhere between 8 and 12.

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        *Their

    10. noquarternt
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If Kane goes they’re not a top half club.

    11. 3 A
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Defence let them down. Should prioritise GK and CB first.

      Attack win you games, defence win u a title.

      Thats what I'm teach the kids here. And now we are champions. 7 games, 23 goals and just 2 goals conceded. πŸ™‚

    12. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Nope, if Kane leaves I reckon they only finish 7th or 8th

    13. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I think things look pretty bleak for Spurs. The past decade or so has pretty much been a glory era for them, relatively, and they’ve won absolutely nothing (I’m ignoring the Audi Cup). They’ve had some great managers, great players, but this seems to be drying up. Maybe Postecoglou surprises us though - beauty of football.

  2. tricky80
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Twitter limit of 600 posts read per day for existing users, 300 for new accounts.

    Bye bye #FPLcommunity unless you pay for blue tick!

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I just learned this while Twitter is down via the excellent Football Manager forum. How do you judge 600 posts? Scroll past them??
      No way I'm paying that git. I'll have to unfollow a bunch of people instead and use the app less. It's what he would have wanted.

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        It's temporary apparently

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Being down is temporary. Musk's new policy isn't - until he realises what a self-inflicted business disaster it is.

          1. Flynny
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            I think the limit on viewing tweets is also temporary - according to the way I read it

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Good if true. We'll know more tomorrow, I guess.

    2. Sure You Did
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Only uneducated losers are on Twitter.

      1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Have you ever wondered how stupid and bitter you sound?

        1. Sure You Did
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Oh look, my little uneducated pet is here πŸ™‚

      2. noquarternt
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        This is the first thing you’ve said that makes sense.

  3. Bonus magnet
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    When is FPL opening

    Need to be a bit more on the ball this year

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Could be later this week.

    2. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Missing the launch will not impact on your final OR

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        But that's my only chance to have a 3 or 4 digit number associated with my team.

        1. Now I'm Panicking
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Go for something exciting like 123456, 888888 etc

          1. el polako
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            I'm too old to be getting excited.

          2. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            That's what the betting companies seem to be doing with their names

  4. Dunster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Mentioned on a previous post something similar, but surely they have to price Son aggressively low if he is to be a tempter. With question marks over Spurs (not a Spurs hater, so don’t shout if you’re a fan) on paper Saka and Rashford look better, so if Son is any more than 9m he is probably a non option for most.

    I don’t want to make the game easy by pricing players too low, but pricing the wrong players too high and thereby removing them from the core player market reduces variation.

    My rant over - I shan’t expect FPL Towers to phone….

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Tricky one though. Rashford had a bad season, was priced at 6.5m then had a great season under a new manager. Will Son be back on form with a new manager? Will Sterling? Who can say right now? Not FPL Towers.

    2. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I think most expect Son to be priced around the 10.0m mark.

      The issue with that, is Maddison's likely to be closer to 8.0m and might even be the better pick of the two.

    3. Dunster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Both good points

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Team names for next year?

    Surely a popular one but do like "I'm sorry Miss Jackson". Even if he flops, the name works! 😎

    1. Drumandbaines123
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Onana, what's my name?

      I'll get my coat.

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Havana Onana.

    2. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Mellon ballers

    3. FPL Blow-In
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Schade Schit

    4. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Do team names have to be unique in FPL?

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Nope. Apparently 3 more geniuses with my very monicker. There's about 72,000 Murder on Zidane's Floors.

        1. Sheffield Wednesday
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks

  6. el polako
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What happend to the layout of this page?
    When mobile it seems like the right side of the screen is cut short.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Aye, there's been a few people mentioning that on here. I've reported it to the devs, waiting for them to fix it.

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Ok, thanks.
        Hope it's sorted, otherwise what's the point of posting if you can't see the upvotes? πŸ˜‰

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          I upvoted this comment, but you'll never know

          1. el polako
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            I'll close my eyes and imagine it whilst falling asleep.

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Oh! I think it's fixed πŸ˜€

              You might need to clear your cache.

              1. el polako
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Yay !
                It's fixed, and I got an upvote.
                Today was a good day.

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  Here, have another,

              2. Marvin of all he surveys
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Indeed it is fixed! Jolly good show old boy.

              3. Marvin of all he surveys
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                I've been having a damn good winge about it, you may have noticed.

              4. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                You've got devs working at 11 on a Saturday night? Has FPLVirgin taken over already?

    2. Plan FPL (Reece)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I've just pushed a fix for this. You may need to clear your cache to see the change straight away.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Thank you, Reece!

      2. el polako
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks.

  7. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Pre-season is underway, preposterously early and with an unadvertised friendly. I'm sure this result will shape your FPL teams.

    Mellon essential.

    https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/content/clarets-kick-off-pre-season-with-win-over-fleetwood

    1. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Mellon baller.

  8. FPL Blow-In
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    So Havertz wages have been revealed and supposedly he is now the top earner at Arsenal

    1. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Odds are I am wrong, since Arteta and the previous Chelsea managers are the professional football coaches and I am commenting on FFS, but God I never understood what it is they saw in Havertz

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Perks of being a Champions League winner at that age. Still has his prime to come.

      1. Sure You Did
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        He is utter garbage.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          I'm sure he will wipe away his tears with those massive wads of cash when he thinks about your words.

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I'm mean on that basis, Rico Lewis will bet a bumper contract soon.

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I was hoping he’d learn from Toney’s experience.

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            One little typo can completely change the desired result ha.

  9. Manic M
      10 months, 29 days ago

      When can you pick your team? The FPL site doesn’t allow it.

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        After the fantasy game launches for the 2023/24 season. Might be this coming week.

        1. Manic M
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Ok that’s good. Thank you.

            1. Sheffield Wednesday
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              There will be some preliminary hype and possible price reveals by clubs before the game launches later in the week including an "FPL 23/24: EXCLUSIVE REVEAL" scheduled Monday 3 July at 1pm BST on the PL YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/premierleague

              Specifically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTQyIign9qc

        2. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Meet Mark Sutherns down a dimly lit back alley with a bag of Skittles.

          1. Manic M
              10 months, 29 days ago

              I’m intrigued yet at the same time a bit tired. I will have to find out about Mark Surherns and his bag of Skittles another time.

              1. Lord.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                He keeps them in a Black Box.

        3. NZREDS
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          RMT carnage is just around the corner, irregulars incoming!

          1. noquarternt
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Cannot wait.

            Looking forward to the ‘look what team you can have if you drop Haaland!!’

          2. Thug
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Cannot FFScout filter the RMT away from the article and put them into a catch all RMT article comments section ...

            otherwise we get: smart article followed by unrelated RMT

          3. Arn De Gothia
            • 13 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Sigh, yes… I will reply “Nice 10/10 you nailed it” to all of them

        4. Sure You Did
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          £65M and £330k per week for below average Havertz. Hilarious.

        5. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks for fixing the mobile view devs πŸ™‚