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The Doubles, Blanks & Chips mini-league (757-1280283) started scoring in GW31 .............. The January to May League (757-419) started scoring in GW22 ........... The Top 10k Any Season mini-league (757-400) is for teams whose Season history shows that they have finished the season in the top 10,000 at least once................ The Opening Day League (757-387) is for teams that entered it in the first 24 hours after the FPL Launch.

Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 40 mins ago

    Not all of them drop out. Some stop playing and become dead teams; some carry on as casuals, making weekly transfers without putting too much thought into it; and some may even get off to a good start with the help of early chips and decide to take it more seriously in future. » Read

  2. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Ben's poor season this time is mainly due to his no-Liverpool players policy (he's an Everton supporter).Captaining Kane over Salah this season has often been a poor decision. Many FPL managers took far too long to realise this.I only captained Kane 7 times, 5 of which were captaincy failures - but 2 of these were before I owned Salah, 1 when Salah didn't play, and 2 when Salah also blanked. Salah (captained 9 times), Lukaku (7), Sterling (3), Rooney, Kolasinac, Jesus and Aguero (once each) were all more successful. The only worse captains were Alonso (twice) and Sanchez, Sane and Mahrez (once each). » Read

  3. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 4 hours ago

    TC and regular captaincy both require a combination of luck and skill, and so does every little decision that we make when playing FPL. Single decisions such as TC contain a very high percentage of luck. Look at GW22 and GW31 for example.Anyone can have a lucky or unlucky game-week, but over the course of a season good and bad luck should even themselves out to at least some extent and have a much smaller effect.To get more decisions, such as the captaincy, right over the course of a season than most other players do is not possible without skill.Anyone who Triple Captained Salah in GW31 either just got very lucky or were taking a punt that came off. Those who Triple Captained Kane in GW22, as even some quite strong players did, were a bit unlucky. But Ben Crabtree being far more successful with his captain choices last season than any of his rivals required a lot of skill. » Read

  4. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 5 hours ago

    The TC and BB chips should not count in head-to-head leagues, knock-out competitions or weekly prizes. In fact, I wouldn't mind losing the weekly prizes altogether. The additional points obtained from these chips should only apply to classic mini-leagues and to the overall rankings.Most of us experts would be happy to lose most of the chips, but it isn't going to happen because FPL Towers don't want to lose all those casuals, so we just have to accept them and adapt our play accordingly.Most of the replies here want fewer if any chips, but we mustn't forget that we are a minority who are probably considerably outnumbered by the casuals. » Read

  5. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 5 hours ago

    FPL are never going to abandon the casuals. The game isn't intended to be just for the experts. Let the casuals enjoy their time in the sun - the experts are still going to overtake most of them by the end of the season. » Read

  6. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 5 hours ago

    TC is luck, but getting the captaincy right regularly requires skill. » Read

  7. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 5 hours ago

    Perhaps FPL might give everyone additional free transfers, Free Hits or Wildcards during the winter break?The mid-season Qatar World Cup in four years time will also be extremely disruptive. The World Cup should always be played in the summer months, so it should never have been awarded to them. » Read

  8. The Digest - Gameweek 35 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Agreed. They ought to reduce the value of the weekly prize too. But I think FPL already realise the problem. Earlier this season they used to give the weekly prize winners lots of publicity, but they no longer do that. I expect them to do it differently next season. » Read

  9. Dugout Discussion - Everton vs Newcastle 2 days, 6 hours ago

    Rougher than GreenWindmill - VVD, Wood, Mane and Milivojevic all blanked, and Tomkins stayed on the bench. 🙁Seriously though, it was my smoothest game-week of the season by some distance. 😀 Free Hit played, Sterling captained, and Monreal autosubbed in to replace Otamendi. 82 points, GW rank 2154 and shot up 99k places from 189k to 90k. Only my second game-week in the overall top 100k this season - hope I can stay there this time! » Read

  10. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 2 days, 6 hours ago

    World number one Bharat Dhody still has his Bench Boost available to play in DGW37, so you're in good company - he also played his Triple Captain in GW22.The only players above you in Doubles, Blanks & Chips who have not yet played their Bench Boost are Phil Dagger, Ian Baldwin, MOH ZAID, Endytio Nugroho and Dylan McCullough. » Read

  11. Captain Poll - Gameweek 36 3 days, 32 mins ago

    In the current system, some of the guys below may not get a successful choice before your turn. With your suggested change, they would all get successful choices before your turn. So in the current system you may need to guess their likely first choices and avoid putting them as your first choice. And if they all make the same first choice but you choose another player then that choice will be successful for you. » Read

  12. Scout Notes - Usual Service From Salah 3 days, 1 hour ago

    * comparison between GW31 and GW35 » Read

  13. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 1 hour ago

    You may be right.There aren't as many GW31 Free Hitters in Doubles, Blanks and Chips as I thought - only 13 out of 177 (7.3%), currently in positions 21st, 45th, 57th, 71st, 91st, 109th, 115th, 130th, 137th (2), 144th, 150th and 156th.There are also quite a few who Free Hitted in GW34 or in earlier game-weeks such as GW10 and GW22.Some of those currently in low positions may be there partly because they didn't play their Bench Boost in GW34, so they may regain some ground if they still have it to play in GW37.So the comparison between GW31 and GW35 for the Free Hit is less conclusive than I thought - perhaps it just shows that most experienced managers decided not to play their Free Hit in GW31. » Read

  14. Scout Notes - Usual Service From Salah 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Not as many GW31 Free Hitters in Doubles, Blanks and Chips as I thought - only 13 out of 177 (7.3%), currently in positions 21st, 45th, 57th, 71st, 91st, 109th, 115th, 130th, 137th (2), 144th, 150th and 156th.There are also quite a few who Free Hitted in GW34 or in earlier game-weeks such as GW10 and GW22.Some of those currently in low positions may be there partly because they didn't play their Bench Boost in GW34, so they may regain some ground if they still have it to play in GW37.So the comparison between GW31 and GW34 for the Free Hit is less conclusive than I thought - perhaps it just shows that most experienced managers decided not to play their Free Hit in GW31. » Read

  15. Captain Poll - Gameweek 36 3 days, 2 hours ago

    I don't play the Draft game, but it sounds as if the bottom guy gets his first choice, the next to bottom guy doesn't get his first choice if it's the same as the bottom guy's but it then moves on to the third bottom guy's first choice rather than to the next to bottom guy's second choice. If you want to move on to your second choice if your first choice fails, then all the guys below you will also get to move on to their first successful before even your first choice is considered. You should be better off with the system as it stands, but perhaps you should consider changing the order of your selections and make your first choice one that you don't expect the guys below you to put first.In an n-team draft league, the present system appears to be: n(1), n-1(1),.....1(1), n(2), n-1(2),...1(2),... In your suggested system, it would be: n(1),n-1(until successful), ..., 1(until successful),... » Read

  16. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 4 hours ago

    There is certainly a significant difference between the number of top 10k managers in Ragabolly's survey who played their Free Hits in GW31 or earlier and the number in these parts who preferred to play it in GW35.Some of those in the top 10k who played their Free Hits early may be inexperienced, and there are certainly many in these parts who follow the herd, but more experienced managers should be capable of making their own decisions and leading or varying from the herd rather than following it; most of them probably weighed up the possibilities and decided for themselves that GW35 was the best option.Most experienced managers probably realised quite early on that it would be best to save their Free Hit for a blank game-week, but didn't decide whether GW31 or GW35 was better till much later.A significant minority in both my and Jay's mini-leagues did play their Free Hits in GW31, but it is notable how few of them are in high positions in these mini-leagues, especially in Ja… » Read

  17. Scout Notes - Usual Service From Salah 3 days, 4 hours ago

    There are 177 teams in my Doubles, Blanks and Chips, and I've only checked the leading ones. (I don't have an automated program to make it easier, so I have to check each one separately, and chips not played in the current game-week require a couple of extra clicks).That probably includes at least 30 GW31 Free Hitters, enough to make it significant that none of them are currently in the leading positions, even though hits taken in GW31 were not deducted in my mini-league because it was the first scoring game-week.Their lack of success in Jay's mini-league is probably even more significant.The double and blank game-weeks may not be the same next season, and the chips may change too, so I think it's too early to make such decisions.I certainly think that GW35 was a better time to play it than GW31 this season. But there is insufficient data to tell whether playing it in a double game-week might also have been a good option. » Read

  18. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 6 hours ago

    (Doubles, Blanks and Chips started in GW31, 3 game-weeks after Jay's mini-league). » Read

  19. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 6 hours ago

    The success of the Free Hit should not be judged by merely looking at GW31 and GW34 in isolation, since the Free Hit is part of a strategy that also affects preceding and following game-weeks, and we can't really make a final judgement till the end of the season. But it does appear that on the evidence so far the GW35 Free Hitters have been far more successful (as well as more numerous in replying to this hot topic) than the GW31 ones.Jay has a mini-league (The home stretch, https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/standings/1268274/classic) that started in GW28. All but one of the top 49 positions in that mini-league are currently all held by GW35 Free Hitters. The exception is A Mannon in 16th position who played his Free Hit in GW34. The highest placed GW31 Free Hitter is Liaqat Hayat in 50th place, 50 points behind the leader. Shirin Nizar, the leader of my January to May League, was another GW31 Free Hitter and is 51 points behind the leader.In my Doubles, Blanks and Chi… » Read

  20. Scout Notes - Usual Service From Salah 3 days, 6 hours ago

    I'm not going to change it now, but Jay has a mini-league (The home stretch, https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/standings/1268274/classic) that started in GW28.All but one of the top 49 positions in that mini-league are currently all held by GW35 Free Hitters. The exception is A Mannon in 16th position who played his Free Hit in GW34.The highest placed GW31 Free Hitter is Liaqat Hayat in 50th place, who is 50 points behind the leader. Shirin Nizar, the leader of my January to May League, was another GW31 Free Hitter and is 51 points behind the leader.In my Doubles, Blanks and Chips mini-league, the top 10 positions are also currently held by GW35 Free Hitters. But Zeroual Aymen is in 11th position despite playing his Free Hit back in GW10!We can't really make a final judgement till the end of the season, but it does appear that on the evidence so far the GW35 Free Hitters have been far more successful than the GW31 ones. » Read