RedLightning - January to May League (aafkpq)
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The Top 10k Any Season mini-league (m0tq9y) is only for teams whose Previous Seasons record in their Gameweek History shows that they have finished the season in the overall top 10,000 at least once. … The Opening Day League is for teams that entered it in the first 24 hours after the FPL Launch on 27th June. … The January to May League (aafkpq) started scoring in GW21.

Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. FFS Mini-Leagues & Community Competitions Gameweek 22 1 day, 1 hour ago

    The WC template does gradually evolve, but once it has settled down many of the core players can remain in or close to it for an extended period. Vardy, Ings, Rashford/Greenwood/Abraham; KDB, Mane/Salah, Cantwell/Dendoncker, Maddison/Martial/Richarlison; Lundstram, TAA/Robertson, Soyuncu, Kelly/Rico; Ryan/Pope and Button have all been there or thereabouts for quite a while. » Read

  2. FFS Mini-Leagues & Community Competitions Gameweek 22 1 day, 1 hour ago

    It would be interesting to know whether they always planned to play their first wildcards late or whether it just turned out that way. For this strategy to work, they would probably have to set up their initial squad so that it looked good for the long term if necessary (but capable of gradually evolving according to fixture shifts with the help of free transfers and perhaps the occasional hit), and not be hit by too many injuries or too many players losing form or being unexpectedly dropped or benched; whereas those who intended to wildcard early would set up their squads just to take advantage of the fixtures up to when they expected to play their wildcard. And with the Christmas period fixtures over, they will probably also have set up their late wildcards to be good both for DGW24 and for the game-weeks before and after it. My initial squad was not good (5 expensive defenders was so last season!), but my GW3 wildcard squad wasn't much better, and it wasn't till GW10 that my squ… » Read

  3. FFS Mini-Leagues & Community Competitions Gameweek 22 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Magnum Dong Carlsen, Virginijus Syvokas and Shirin Nizar (three of the new leaders of our featured mini-leagues) had all played their first wildcard in GW20. Sam Bonfield, Tom Freeman and Simon March (currently the second, third and fourth highest-ranking Pro Pundits) also played their first wildcard in GW19 or 20. And apart from Shirin, none of these had taken more than a couple of hits. This indicates that patiently saving your wildcard till GW19 or 20 (as these managers have done) can be a good alternative to playing it in the first 10 game-weeks (like most of us, including the rest of the Pro Pundits) if our squads are not in a state where major surgery is required earlier. But as Lateriser12 has shown, success can also be achieved with a more aggressive approach, playing the first wildcard earlier and taking more hits. » Read

  4. The case for Firmino in a Liverpool triple-up for Double Gameweek 24 1 day, 23 hours ago

    I look back at my captain successes and failures. This season my results have been: Vardy captained 8 times (120 points, average 15.0) Salah 3 times (52 points, average 17.3) Sterling 3 times (34 points, average 11.3) De Bruyne 3 times (20 points, average 6.7) Abraham twice (8 points, average 4.0) Mane once (22 points, average 22) Aguero once (4 points, average 4) Alli once (2 points, average 2) My captains have done far better since I stopped captaining the likes of Abraham and Alli and made Vardy almost a perma-captain. » Read

  5. Learning from the Great and the Good 19/20 - Gameweek 22 2 days, 15 hours ago

    So when did you play your wildcard and what is your rank now? » Read

  6. Aguero hits hat-trick as City assets issue a timely reminder of FPL worth 2 days, 16 hours ago

    That may well be true, but I suspect that many of those who start well still choose to play it earlier anyway, often around the first or second international break, without seriously considering the alternative of saving it till GW20. » Read

  7. Learning from the Great and the Good 19/20 - Gameweek 22 2 days, 17 hours ago

    I've just had a quick look at when the Pro Pundits played their first wildcards. Apart from Sam, Tom and Simon, they all played them between GW3 and GW9 inclusive. The main lesson I take from that is that if you aren't forced by circumstances to play it earlier then saving it till GW19 or 20 is an alternative well worth considering. But, as The Penman pointed out above, it may be that the reason the ones who saved it till later are ahead of the rest (apart from Lateriser12) might be more down to them having made a stronger start and therefore having less need to play it early than to the fact that they saved it for later. It might be interesting to know what were their original intentions about when to play their wildcards, and whether they stuck to these plans or decided to change them. » Read

  8. Learning from the Great and the Good 19/20 - Gameweek 22 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Many players find it difficult to resist the temptation to play their wildcard very early, and we see a lot of posts suggesting that the best time to play it is in the first or second international break or when there is a change in fixtures, and these strategies do work pretty well for some. However, if you have a solid initial squad and aren't hit by too many injuries etc, then it would appear that saving your first wildcard till the end of the Christmas fixture congestion and then using it to set up your squad for the early game-weeks in the new year, while still saving your second wildcard for the double game-weeks at the end of the season, is another very good strategy. In my opinion it is far better to set up a strong solid initial squad with the intention of saving the first wildcard for as long as possible or until it is really needed, and perhaps to take a small number of hits if necessary, than to take less care over the initial squad and then to rely on an early wildcard… » Read

  9. Learning from the Great and the Good 19/20 - Gameweek 22 3 days, 16 hours ago

    I noticed that two of the Pro Pundits (Tom and Simon) both delayed their first wildcard till GW20, and that Sam played hers one game-week earlier, in GW19. The new leaders in three of the mini-leagues that we report on (Fantasy Football Scout, Top 10k Any Season and January to May League) also played their first wildcards in GW20. This would appear to be an excellent strategy if you aren't forced to play it earlier - but as Lateriser12 has shown, there's more than one way to skin a cat! » Read

  10. Learning from the Great and the Good 19/20 - Gameweek 22 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Another excellent article. Nice to see the combined table for the Great and Good and the Pro Pundits, and the comments on the Pro Pundits' progress. I think that Az and Andy qualify in both categories. » Read

  11. Aguero hits hat-trick as City assets issue a timely reminder of FPL worth 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Smooth: - Magnum Dong Carlsen (NOT the World Chess Champion) played his first wildcard in GW20 and has now taken the lead in our Fantasy Football Scout mini-league. - Virginijus Syvokas played his first wildcard in GW20 and has now taken the lead in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league. - Shirin Nizar played first wildcard in GW20 and has now taken the lead in my 400-strong January to May League. Shirin won this mini-league two years ago, finishing 30th overall. - Pro Pundits Tom Freeman and Simon March played their first wildcards in GW20, and Sam Bonfield played hers in GW19. These are currently the third, fourth and second highest ranked of the Pro Pundits. - Saving your first wildcard till GW20 would appear to be an excellent strategy if you're not forced to use it earlier! - Pro Pundit Lateriser12 however played his first wildcard back in GW3, but in GW22 he captained Aguero for a game-week score of 93 to become the currently highest ranked Pro Pundit. There's more than one way t… » Read

  12. Aguero hits hat-trick as City assets issue a timely reminder of FPL worth 3 days, 17 hours ago

    Queens of the South Age is also now number two in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league. Well done, Chris! » Read

  13. Aguero hits hat-trick as City assets issue a timely reminder of FPL worth 4 days, 5 hours ago

    Title now corrected. » Read

  14. GW22 Preview and Predictions 7 days, 22 hours ago

    SHU - WHU 1-1 CRY - ARS 1-1 CHE - BUR 1-1 EVE - BHA 1-1 LEI - SOU 2-1 MUN - NOR 2-1 WOL - NEW 2-1 TOT - LIV 1-2 BOU - WAT 2-1 AVL - MCI 1-2 Most likely clean sheet: SHU. Least likely clean sheets: NOR, NEW, TOT. » Read

  15. Who are the best Arsenal players to consider under Mikel Arteta? 8 days, 8 mins ago

    GMT - no difference. UK time - one hour earlier than before the clocks went back on 27th October. » Read

  16. The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results 12 days, 59 mins ago

    DGWs: 25, 32, 34, 35 (32 and 35 were the big ones) BGWs: 27, 31, 33 (31 and 33 were the main ones) » Read

  17. Kane suffers hamstring tear as Heaton and Wesley are ruled out for the season 13 days, 4 hours ago

    It's unfair to call him a flash in the pan. It's just that many people didn't realise before that the world chess champion also has a deep knowledge of the Premier League and is an excellent fantasy football player, so naturally there was plenty of interest and publicity when he reached number three in the world in FPL and looked as if he might even win the whole thing this season. And who knows, perhaps he still might! » Read

  18. Kane suffers hamstring tear as Heaton and Wesley are ruled out for the season 13 days, 16 hours ago

    Yes, still a very respectable position to be in and he may start climbing back up the ranks before too long, especially as he still has all his chips available. We started reporting on his progress when he was in the top hundred, where he remained from GW10 to GW19, reaching a peak of number three in GW17. And it wasn't him blowing his own trumpet - there was plenty of interest in his FPL progress at the time. But do we still want continuing reports on his progress every week now that he has dropped out of the top hundred and is not currently closely threatening the number one spot? » Read

  19. Kane suffers hamstring tear as Heaton and Wesley are ruled out for the season 13 days, 17 hours ago

    He's slipped to 240th overall and 20th in Norway, but still well ahead of all our Pro Pundits, Mods & Cons and Great and Good, none of whom are currently in the top thousand. Selling TAA and Mane in GW18 instead of benching them did not work out well for him. Do you really want us to continue reporting on his progress now that he is no longer close to the FPL number one? » Read

  20. Liverpool assets providing FPL managers with Double Gameweek 24 dilemma 13 days, 22 hours ago

    Rough: Steve Hall was top of our FFS Members League after GW20. Now he's eighth after scoring only 32 in GW21. His captain (Vardy) and vice-captain (Aguero) both went missing, and their replacements Rico and Fernandez scored minus one and zero respectively . Ouch! Smooth: Teddy Brewski (255th overall) is through to the next round in both the FFS Cup and the FFS Members Cup after scoring 82 in GW21. His latest victim in the FFS Members Cup was mod TorresMagic. Myself: After a run of eleven successive green arrows had carried me from 3 million up to 228k, I got a red arrow in GW21. Fortunately it was less than 2k so no great damage done, but a shame to break the sequence! » Read