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  1. Spoox777
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    So, i have £9.0m to spend on two GK's.
    Do you prefer...

    A) Kepa + Bettinelli
    or
    B) Guaita + Johnstone

    Thank you

    1. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Ramsdale and Areola

      1. Spoox777
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        I have too many Arsenal already so Ramsdale not possible.
        I usually try to have both GK's from the same team, then if one gets injured, the other plays.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Sometimes it’s good to play down the left but this is somewhat in the stands

      1. Spoox777
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Chelsea (or Kepa at least) kept 9 clean sheets
        Palace kept 9 clean sheets between both GK's

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Well at least chelsea have the fixtures, gw 1 aside. Not worth the investment imo

          1. Spoox777
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Who do you have in your team if you don't mind me asking?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Right now, 1st draft… Flekken. Back areola. Keeping it cheap and looking for the new star keeper

              1. Spoox777
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                Good choices especially if Raya leaves. I was put off Areola because he was in too many teams... but he is 4.0m & might play

  2. Wild Rover
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    No offence Focal, but I assume you were invited here because you are pretty successful on Twitter or other social media? I don’t follow anyone on FPL social media content, but it seems to me, that being on here is doing you no favours at all.

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      If I was Focal, I wouldn't bother reading any of the replies on here.

      It's just a bunch of nobodies insulting him and picking holes.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        I think it would kill some people to say something positive, or nice.

      2. FPLFocal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        That would be a shame. What's the point in chucking an article into the abyss and not sticking around to discuss. I see your point though lol.

        1. Epic Fail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          You seem to take the comments in your stride which is a good thing. But I'm sure you don't come on here expecting every comment to be someone rimming you either. People should be free to critique, though ideally it should be done without insulting.

        2. TrickyTricky
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Can I have one of your YouTube 100k subscriber frames please mate? You’re a real hero of mine.

          • FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Fair play to you, Focal.

            None of the other FPL content creators come down here to mingle with us common as much folk. Refreshing to see you engage in the debate and come back to people's pointer.

            I think people are just a bit giddy that someone high profile is on these boards and interacting with them.

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              *points

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

              Good first point (albeit a nonsense second point).

              Fair play to Focal for not just taking the "pro-pundit" money and running like the rest of them, and to be willing to defend himself and to laugh at himself. Refreshing.

              1. FPLFocal
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                Thanks gents. Didn't realise it's not the norm - just seems the right way to go about it. I'm the same on every video I've ever put out anyway. We'd all rather a discussion than just "rate my teams" haha.

    2. Ed (General Manager)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Great article Focal - thanks

    3. Big Mike
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Hands up all those who want the transfer window to close before the season starts.

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Yep. Would make so more sense.

        1. Big Mike
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 10 days ago

          We must march on premier league headquarters, comrades and demand change.

    4. Big Mike
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Son Heung-min anyone?

      1. Noooisy
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Definately thinking about it. For me its one of Son, Rashford or Salah.

      2. Badwiring
          10 months, 10 days ago

          For GK: Pickford and Leno to rotate, or Pickford and backup Everton keeper, no rotation like old mate says in the article? No rotate saves 0.5m and it's set and forget, but on the other hand... Everton keeper every GW?

        • A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          There are a few of these with which I disagree. In particular, the idea that you should always delay making transfers (even in the face of prices changes) is, I believe, mistaken. Rather, a better approach is this:

          1) if there are no price changes pending for the player you are buying or selling, by all means wait for more information
          2) always eat the price change if doing so won’t change your sale price.
          3) if you are reasonably certain you want to do a transfer, you need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of waiting (is either player potentially injured, are they playing midweek, etc.).
          4) if you will (or even might) suffer two negative price movements (either from the player you are selling, buying, or a combination), then definitely make the move early. Every time.

          Why? A few years ago, I wrote a community article that showed that 1M of team value is worth about 20 points. Therefore every .2 is worth 4 points, or basically one hit. Fact it, the vast majority of the time, your early transfer will work out just fine. If it doesn’t, you can always hit the player out, and over the long haul you will break even.

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 8 days ago

            Unless I have misread it, he’s not saying ‘always delay making transfers’.
            Great article imo and it’s up to each one of us to take on board whatever they agree with I think.

        • Samujjwal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Such a excellent post. I loved the bonus one.

          1. FPLFocal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks mate. Bonus one arguably the most important. Glad I chucked it in

        • kendo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Excellent post, one of the best I’ve see this pre season

          1. FPLFocal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks Kendo 🙂

            1. kendo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              No worries mate keep up the good work

        • OverTinker
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Great article

        • PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 8 days ago

          Excellent article in my opinion thank you.