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  1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Injury after injury… Villa going for broke leaving massive gaps and off goes Isak before half time. What is the bloody point

    1. el polako
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      There is no point.
      We all are going to die.

      1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Good hopefully before I fall out of the HOF 1k

  2. Vasshin
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I just noticed City and Bre having dgw25 in fpl.

    Has that update happened recently?

    Will Pool still have double in 25 or that is not viable now since it is just 17/18 days remaining?

    1. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      We've known about it for a couple of weeks at least.
      LIV still 90% likely to have it according to Crellin.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Went down to 75% last night on his tweet. He is getting worried.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      City DGW25 was announced on Jan 12.

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2024/01/12/fpl-double-gameweek-25-confirmed-for-city-and-brentford/

      Liverpool double if placed in GW25 will likely be midweek 20/21 Feb but PL are running out of days to make announcement for fans to have enough days to make travel arrangements

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        How long do they realistically have left, this Friday?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah I think end of this week

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Not sure. Burney v Luton was 26 days 7th Sept to take place on 3rd October.

        3. TitusShambles
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Completely unrelated but gotta thank the big Nate Dogg, for dissuading me against bringing in Estu for a hit after last nights result

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Hah I didn't expect that result but definitely thought they'd concede a couple! Hope that other person that was desperate to get rid of Olise listened to me too, a rare week where my advice wasn't awful

            1. TitusShambles
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah definitely on good form - what moves you making ahead of GW23 lol

              1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Rolled FT so I'm binning Odegaard (not sure for who, probably depends on a Liverpool DGW announcement coming or not), then moving Watkins or Solanke out for Haaland but have to move Walker, Bernardo or Foden to facilitate it. -4 anyway!

  3. ameisin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Given myself a hubba-bubba nightmare of a benching dilemma next week now:

    Dubravka
    Tripps | Estu | (A* TAA or Porro)
    Palmer | Gordon | Foden | (B* Gross or Jota)
    Haaland | Solanke | Watkins

    Areola | Taylor

  4. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Assuming Bowen comes through unscathed tonight which do you prefer:

    A) Saka & Alvarez > Lewis-Potter & Haaland - 4
    B) Bowen, Alvarez & Estupinan (or Zinchenko) > Leiws-Potter, Haaland & Taylor - 8

    1. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Urgh trey both look awful ngl
      Probably A if any

      1. Yozzer
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        * they

  5. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Just Alvarez to Haaland if everything goes according to the plan?

    Martinez
    TAA/Porro/Estu
    Saka/Foden/Richa/Palmer
    (Alvarez)/Watkins/Solanke

    Turner/Bailey/Gabriel/Taylor

    1. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      That's probably the ultimate template team . Not sure you will make much ground against engaged players tbh but you probably know that

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tbf Atemis spends a lot of time on here single mindedly moulding the template squad so that is a compliment I think.

        That said I'm v close to it too ...

        Ouch, Joto over Richarlison and Walker instead of Estu in the 11.

        1. Atimis
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks mate, had some spare time after not following FPL for like 2 weeks, want to set the team and do it again, cheers

  6. I Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is it safe to say that if Liverpool v Luton isn't rearranged this week it probably won't be going into DGW25?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Potentially yes as we should have be notified 4 weeks kn advance for fan travel arrangements

      1. Pasqualinho
        • 14 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Probably need vaccinations for Luton too.

        1. baggins46
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Harsh!

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Correct.

  7. NotsoSpursy
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I wonder what percentage of the top 10,000 have Haaland ??

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      30% EO in top 10

      https://www.livefpl.net/EO

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      30.1% EO some of that might be for captain so under 30% I’d imagine

    3. NotsoSpursy
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks !!

  8. BoroPhil
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Exact money for Solanke --> Haaland, would you do it?

    2FT, Alvarez and Watkins the other strikers. Also have Foden

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would rather sell Alvarez

  9. El Presidente
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Haaland(c) are you ready for tonight?

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 14 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      It's going to be either feast or famine. Unless it's something in between.

      1. TitusShambles
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        All eventualities then

    2. MG13
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      1 point incoming

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I was torn between him and Gabriel and went for the latter, so I’m now in that annoying position where a haul would be good for my rank but bad for my mood

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You played Gabriel over Haaland :O

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Captained over Haaland. I don’t expect Haaland will start and I don’t have any other City, so figured Gabriel was my best chance of a haul this week

    4. NotsoSpursy
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I doubt Haaland will start but can haul off the bench

  10. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Need a show from Porro, Bowen, Foden, Palmer or Solanke....any chance?

    1. Robe Wan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Should be fine. Foden C?

      Think he’ll go big

      1. Jafooli
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Oops, meant 'need a NO show' from one of them....yep Foden is cappo

      2. Yozzer
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        If he starts. Could easily see Silva play on the right and Kev in the middle

  11. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Also have exact money for Saka & Archer > KdB & Haaland....do it?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'd just get the strongest looking one after this evening...

  12. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Love this thread.

    I did no.1 but now have done no.3. Probably only transfer that has pulled off immediately.

    https://twitter.com/FPLupthetoffees/status/1752364223689097521?s=19

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      And now 4

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      You being a Palace fan, I'm actually disappointed you didn't tick the first 4 points

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lol. I did think about it but they have only played 4 times together this season. Won 3 I think. Zero when decoure was fit. When olise went off after 65 planned but luckily scored and eze felt a little twice on 75 mind and is now 75% against Brighton. After that even it felt like watching a championship game. No creativity from either side

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Eze twitch on his hamstring on 75 so was taken off

  13. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Oh Haaland and KDB both rose in price.

    1. HashAttack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      KDB was always going to happen, but Haaland rising is the most disgusting price manipulation that I can recall ever .. also Watkins dropped, so now everyone has to find an extra 0.2m

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        If I'm remembering correctly KDB has risen 0.5 since the night before the Newcastle game

        1. HashAttack
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          A million new owners will do that - but Haaland was something like -70% last time I looked yesterday and only 50,000 new owners between the deadline and this morning

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Yeah I know, I checked yesterday afternoon and think he was about -80% and at 54% ownership, this morning he was at 54.9%. Maybe just fplstats being off but he's been sold by so many recently too so it's silly. Feel like I have to decide tonight on Watkins or Solanke out now

      2. More Cowbell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        WTF, Haaland was nowhere near last night

        1. HashAttack
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I didn't even bother checking after about 8pm, he was so far off and why would anyone buy him yesterday after the deadline ... I was close to buying him before the deadline but having not done so, there was absolutely no reason to buy him before seeing what happens today

  14. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    2FT. Darwin-> Haaland and save the other?

    Leno
    Porro TAA Estu
    Saka Palmer Foden Bowen Gordon
    Watkins Solanke

    Turner Darwin Zinchenko Colwill

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Probably hold off losing Darwin before potential double is ruled out

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Until potential double*

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would wait until the is on or not. Depends if you can do solanke instead of Watkins if on

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm looking to buy Darwin in 2 weeks...

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A slow jog.

    2. el polako
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      True goat would be grazing on it, not just jogging.

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    It's interesting with Az because for someone who I think is the FFS membership manager, and someone I don't follow or watch I do see him in lots of places popping up to talk about FPL on various platforms.

    The pertinent part is for the life of me, for years I've never seen him once promote fantasy football scout membership. Beyond a simple link.

    The relevance is that more members could enhance this forum or website or technology or whatever they choose to invest in.

    Or more membership managers!

    I also don't know his role, maybe he's more of a behind the scenes guy in an administrative role or active on non visible membership things?

    But that would seem at odds to his public FPL persona elsewhere, on X etc.

    Could be completely wrong and he adds loads of value that forum users don't necessarily see.

    I'm sure he's a nice guy too.

    Maybe I should watch Blackbox to get some 'value' out of his services?

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I expect they take in a fortune promoting gambling. Membership fees are about as vital as ticketed fans are to Premier League clubs these days.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wouldn't need a membership manager then.

        A fantasy affiliates manager would make more sense commercially and an ethics advisor to boot.

        That way they could invest further in the sports journalism focused on FPL specifics at the heart of what makes this place beat.

    2. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 14 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hi mate, I was membership manager between Jan 2022 and Jan 2023, went back to a "normal" job in market research last year.

      I don't think it's fair to say I don't promote FFS. I've been a member for years, worked on the Scoutcast, write articles for the site, share team/player data both on Twitter and on BlackBox and still have very strong ties to the website and the brilliant people that work here.

      I ended up spending the majority of my time focusing on video / audio content in the end, and probably didn't get to focus as much on the strategy side of things as I'd have liked to. That was something that FFS was really looking to expand, and as someone who had been creating content for a while, I was the best placed person to focus on this when Andy (Lets Talk) left.

      As for getting "value" out of my services... I dunno about that! Hopefully there are some out there who enjoy BlackBox or the other bits and bobs I do for the site and for the Premier League!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks for the update.

        I wasn't aware of this so it's good to be put straight.

        Have a good evening! Could be some decent games and goals flying in again.

        Best of luck

  16. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    2fts and 0.4m short of archer to haaland....how would you get haaland?

    Dubravka (areola)
    Taa porro estu gabriel (taylor)
    Saka foden palmer richarlison (son)
    Watkins solanke (archer)

    A....archer and son to haaland and midfielder

    B....solanke to haaland

    Thanks

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ta

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A. You have many gw26 players in there

  17. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    After being out of the loop being in hospital for a while, I have watched a lot of content but blackbox and fpl wire when pras is on is good. Blackbox talks about the stats as well I an eye test opinion which I never look at stats very often, so it is entertaining and something to keep in the back of your mind in about two hours.

    Who knows how they work but I used loyal contractors and paid them well as full time was difficult as business was so up and down during the year

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Reply fail to AC/DC

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Fair play and hope you are well.

      As a member on here you get the stats analysed and explained in the brilliant articles, by and large and analysis.

      So we are all doing our bit in a small way to commercialising a game about a game.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I just find it fascinating how virtual sports has taken off.

        The leisure ecosystem.

        Then again if you are really good at electronic sports you can win a million in prize money in some gaming tournaments.

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Yep never won those. The super 6. It stated with the telegraph fantasy game in the early 90 at university for an old fart like me.

          But it has grown massively.

          I was a big yahoo FF player. I have no idea why they ditched it. Still my favourite format

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Much better thank mate. Just don't get force hospitalization in America with a wrong diagnosis.

        Luckily I studied functional medicine and mine was right treated and fine. Being forced down by ambulance crew as I knew it would cost a fortune and tranqualised whilst a walk in centre would have been is an experience I won't forget. Can't say much more than that.

        Funny thing is I did my WC20 under heavy sedation, falling asleep trying to beat the decline.

        I must finish this ....... lol

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Oh wow, well fair play to you.

          FPL have you a drive to get clear of the doctor and the medics!

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            lol yeah ha!

      3. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes very true

  18. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    When will we get confirmation about whether lr not Liverpool double in 25?

  19. Malkmus
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A'noon all. Just thinking about when Son and Salah return and how to fit them in. The big q - is Trent essential? I have 3 x city for their upcoming fixtures - walker, kdb, haaland - and struggling to get trent in. Team would be:

    Areola/Dub
    Walker - Gabriel - Porro - (Branthwaite - Bell)
    Salah - Son - KDB - Palmer - Gordon
    Haaland - Watkins (4.5m)

    Any thoughts?