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1966 was a great year for E…
FPL Rules - Better Now or Before?

The FPL rules have changed a bit over the years. Which rules do you think are better now, and which should have stayed as they were? I've put the new rules first in each point: 1. Mids getting 1 p…

8 years, 4 months ago14

Portsmouth Bubblejet
Saints sign defender

Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren has signed for Southampton from Olympique Lyonnais for €10 million.

8 years, 4 months ago14

Captain decisions: form or fixture?

What's more important, Form or Fixture when picking a captain? I had some time to do some statistical analysis of my own. It's simplified, it isn't perfect, but I think it will tell us something.…

8 years, 4 months ago15

Count of Monte Hristo
£5m defender discussion

What do you look for in a £5m defender? Is it as straightforward as good CS potential with attacking returns?

8 years, 4 months ago24

JK - Cønt ⭐
Wigan raiding party begins

SSN reporting Hull have signed Maynor Figueroa from Wigan on a 2 year deal, whilst Roberto Martinez could be set to swoop for Alcaraz. Shit just got real

8 years, 4 months ago14

Which heavy hitters to get?

Realistically how many heavy hitters do you think you will be able to get in for Gameweek 1? And which ones have you pencilled in? Welcome to our latest daily hot topic from the Fantasy Football …

8 years, 4 months ago35

Top 6

this could be the best premier league in ages 6 teams will have realistic chanses of winning it 1)Chelsa-great squad and Mourinho as coach,they should be main contendors for title 2)Man City-als…

8 years, 4 months ago39

Stoke's prospects

Mark Hughes. Can he maintain the mighty Stoke fortress at the Britannia next season?

8 years, 4 months ago8

Man Utd under Moyes

What are your views on Man U under Moyes? I guess there are a few schools of thought: 1. Marginal difference as a result of who is managing the team - i.e. the squad is strong so a change in man…

8 years, 4 months ago14

HomeCrowd Bug Fixes

Bug fixes have hit town tonight.... Gravatars should be back for all those affected recently We've fixed IE9 display issues We fixed the link at the bottom when not logged which was returning a 40…

8 years, 4 months ago16

isacki: full casual
A 'Top' 10 Analysis

Given all the chat about strategies and what the top rankers did, took a simple look at the vital statistics of the top 10 players to understand if they did anything in common. I'm definitely a bel…

8 years, 4 months ago31

Will City still be a source of CS?

Re Pellegrini and his effect on Man City’s defensive record I have read quite a bit now about Pellegrini and his expansive football inevitably leading to a reduced defensive performance from Man…

8 years, 4 months ago19

Possible New Chelsea Formation

Is it possible Chelsea are going to play with a false 10, as Shurrle can play central striker anyway? .........Luiz Lampard Oscar....Mata......Hazard ............Shurrle

8 years, 4 months ago14

Good V Bad Starts, and Playing those Wildcards !

I just saw Jonty's post on point hits and I have a theory about FPL which I think is at the heart of the issue. I'm sure you've all heard FPL is a marathon and not a sprint. It's not entirely tru…

8 years, 4 months ago45

Avoid Arsenal early on due to CL qualifiers?

Avoid Arsenal players? As Arsenal have a CL qualifier on 20th & 27th August, does this mean we should stay away from their players as the start of the season? If I remember correctly, the last ti…

8 years, 4 months ago13

Are Fulham players worth getting?

Fulham are the team to watch next season. How much do you reckon Berba will be, or have too many of you been burned by him to care?

8 years, 4 months ago26

Al Pacino
Form or Fixtures?

Form or fixtures? A tough debate, with the decision always swaying. Who do you start? Who do you captain? Normally it's the latter that will be the main question, because if you captained your hig…

8 years, 4 months ago45

Chrissy Waddle - 2020/21
Wing Backs vs Centre Backs

Choosing defensive wing backs over centre backs for 2013/14? Last year, on the whole, was a disappointment for centre backs and FPL scoring. Previously high scoring defenders like Haangeland/Huth/…

8 years, 4 months ago6

Chrissy Waddle - 2020/21
Price rise predictions

Looking at the final Scout Picks team of the season really does show that the FPL cream always rises to the top. Only Davies and Jaaski started under 5m and, Benteke/Michu aside, all the rest star…

8 years, 4 months ago13

Mata or Hazard

Mata or Hazard? I sense the ball maybe be drifting in Hazard's favour for next season given his age, his improvement last season, and his higher goal threat.

8 years, 4 months ago24

Grav issues

Thanks to TW earlier for pointing out that one or two people are having problems with their gravs and the pictures not showing. One reason could be that they need to have a G rating. If you are hav…

8 years, 4 months ago19

Points Hits - Good or Bad?

The top managers in FPL last season very rarely took a points hit. How many points hits did you take last season and will you curb your transfer instincts next season? Any anecdotes of points hi…

8 years, 4 months ago48

Emerging Talent For 2013/14

Does anyone have any thoughts on players they would like to see breaking through this year, one's that would likely start at a cheap price? Like Davies last year. My hopes are for Rekik of Man Cit…

8 years, 4 months ago14

Lateriser 12
Liverpool's Prospects Next Season

So Liverpool. I really like what Rodgers is doing with them. I'll go as far as saying they probably provided us with the most wide array of FPL options last season. Both the wing backs, Sterling, C…

8 years, 4 months ago20

Lessons From The Best FPL managers

The interviews with Nos. 1 and 2 in the world have really been resonating with me. The 3 things they seemed to agree on were (1) avoid point hits; manage your squad. The takeaway from this, for m…

8 years, 4 months ago8

In Like Flynn.
Fpl changes next year ?

On top of FPL going over to OPTA stats for the coming season, thus affecting BPs. Do you expect any other rule changes for the 2013-14 Season? If so; 1) What changes do you expect? 2) What chan…

8 years, 4 months ago12

A new season strategy?

Looking ahead to next season, is anyone going to change any aspects of their strategy they used last season? Form/Fixtures? Utilising Hits? Early/late Wildcard?

8 years, 4 months ago26

Top goalscorer in 2013/14?

Heres is some food for thought. There have only been two player to have won the golden boot more than 2 times in a row. Henry (4) Shearer (3) Shearer was 26 when he won his last GB and Henry …

8 years, 4 months ago11

Al Pacino
Strikers v Midfielders.

Sparked by the formation debate, I decided to see what was better: Strikers or Midfielders? I only used last year's data, as it was very interesting with rising power to the midfield. Yet many bel…

8 years, 4 months ago39

2 or 3 Up Front?

3-5-2 or 3-4-3? Going to be tricky to choose which formation to go for next season..... Given how well the midfielders did last season, I might go heavy on them to start off with. Thoughts from …

8 years, 4 months ago15

Lateriser 12
Kagawa on the radar

Kagawa hoping to emulate Rooney and Van Persie Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa wants to focus his efforts on becoming a more influential figure at Old Trafford next season. "I wasn't s…

8 years, 4 months ago16

Ignoring the RVP option

With City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all likely to give us a strong option up front, is it a wise decision to go without RVP(~13.5) or should he still be a staple in your team due to his consi…

8 years, 4 months ago14

Five Points for a clean sheet?

5 points for a clean sheet would be a good rule change for next season

8 years, 4 months ago22

Shaping the Defence

Following on from the discussion about rotating (or not) defenders...what do people think is the preferred "shape" of your starting defence? E.g. 5 cheapos? 1 expensive and 4 cheap (2 rotating pa…

8 years, 4 months ago20

Exploits and errors - a good thing?

OK my first post with here's hoping for some good discussions as per the good old days: every article discussing possible pricing for players is a pain in the backside and damages t…

8 years, 4 months ago27

U21 captain decision

Who are you people captaining today? I have Thiago, Tello, John, Holtby, Dzagoev and Maher, but don't know who to give the armband to. 😐

8 years, 4 months ago19

Lateriser 12
Which Premium Defenders Are Worth It?

Premium defenders worth it next season? I think Vidic could come back to the fold. Vertonghen another if he continues his mid season form. Koscielny the third option which could offer some great v…

8 years, 4 months ago32

Best 2013/14 Bargains

Best 2013/14 bargains With Newcastle reportedly interested in signing Darren Bent the fantasy football community could potentially be presented with a cut price gold mine of points. Following a di…

8 years, 4 months ago33

Giroud To Kick On Next Season?

Giroud starts off slow at every club in his first season, in his second he takes it by storm. Tours 1st Season :14 Goals, 2 Assists Tours 2nd Season: 24 Goals, 4 Assists Montpellier 1st Season: 1…

8 years, 4 months ago25

Hottest transfer of the summer

Anyone dare to predict the hottest transfer of the summer?

8 years, 4 months ago50

What's wrong with 4-4-2?

Why did 4-4-2 go out of fashion? The basic principle of football could not be simpler. If you score more than the opposition you win. You could have the greatest defence ever assembled but to win…

8 years, 4 months ago39

JK - Cønt ⭐
OOP Miidfielders

following on from Tony Hibbert, each year there seems to be a midfielder who plays either in the hole or as a forward, and gets a bagful of goals, 2 years ago we had Captain America, this year we h…

8 years, 4 months ago17

Tony Hibbert
Who do you fancy as next years Demel / Davies ?

Interestingly in both Matt and Kelvin's interview the have both made reference to going for a low-cost defence. While we are still waiting on transfers and prices who could be the B.Davies or Demel…

8 years, 4 months ago15

Which fantasy football games to play?

I only really play FPL but have dabbled with a fair few others in the past (Including Fantasy Euro 2012 last summer) but if you were going to take on another game next season, which would it be? …

8 years, 4 months ago30

HomeCrowd Feedback

Ok, I’m sure you have some feedback. Let’s collect it all in this here Hot Topic. Be nice.

8 years, 4 months ago76