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  1. Why I'm considering Jarrod Bowen in my Free Hit squad for Blank Gameweek 31 18 days, 7 hours ago

    hahahahaha » Read

  2. Why I'm considering Jarrod Bowen in my Free Hit squad for Blank Gameweek 31 18 days, 8 hours ago

    No, it isn't. » Read

  3. The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results 19 days, 4 hours ago

    Great stuff, cheers. Any hypotheses on why City are so awful without KDB this season and were so good without him last year? Is it the loss of Laporte and Sane, decline of Silva, and Fernandinho not in midfield this season which gets exacerbated when KDB isn't there to bail them out? What happened to Southampton between GW24 and 25 which saw their defence inexplicably turn from amazing to awful? Similarly, what happened to Spurs between GW20 and 21 to cause the same problem?? And why did Everton randomly go from competent to a shambles in one match? Its these unfathomable and extreme changes in form which have made the season so tough I think, as this isn't the first time teams have lurched from good to bad in one week. It makes a mockery of planning and a patient strategy. » Read

  4. Man City v Arsenal postponed as 'precaution' amid coronavirus fears 19 days, 7 hours ago

    I guess they could change it for future seasons, I imagine the game code is fixed for this season though. But wouldn't it cause more issues than it solves? You mention the FPL cup but you would also have the situation where you have picked players for a match in a particular week - what if when the game is eventually played all those players don't play anyway as theyre injured, suspended, out of form etc. It would be blind luck what points you get and even less skill-determined than the game already is. No planning or preparation would be rewarded in this scenario. » Read

  5. Man City v Arsenal postponed as 'precaution' amid coronavirus fears 19 days, 7 hours ago

    Because its in the rules of the game » Read

  6. Man City v Arsenal postponed as 'precaution' amid coronavirus fears 19 days, 9 hours ago

    It already was a lottery. Events like Chelsea beating Everton 4-0 out of nowhere after weeks of awfulness, or Watford 3 Liverpool 0 are completely unfathomable. And we didn't even need a virus for those! » Read

  7. Man City v Arsenal postponed as 'precaution' amid coronavirus fears 19 days, 11 hours ago

    How do you mean? Behind closed doors matches are still matches..... » Read

  8. Man City v Arsenal postponed as 'precaution' amid coronavirus fears 19 days, 11 hours ago

    Auba is finding ever more creative ways to troll isn't he? » Read

  9. Who I'm considering as my FPL replacement for out-of-form Danny Ings 20 days, 4 hours ago

    I can't see past a Liverpool player to be honest. Everton looked awful on Sunday, and Liverpool are motivated and may have the chance to win the league there. Also Sidibe looked very suspect defensively which allowed Pedro to have a field day, so Mane could do too as he plays on the left also. I agree with Joe and David that Spurs look poor defensively and United look better too, but this Spurs did beat City 2-0 themselves just a few weeks ago. Also Fernandes has been superb of course, but he has relied so far on set pieces for attacking returns, he hasn't got into the box too much to shoot yet. You also need to bear in mind Joe says a lot of things without ever following through on them. In the last couple of months he's mentioned going "Choudhury deep" in his team and also was all set on bringing in Aaron Cresswell for the DGW. Of course it was all bluster and he did neither of these things, so I wouldn't be surprised to see his armband on Salah come Saturday 😉 » Read

  10. Mitigating factors for Ings' latest blank but owners begin to lose patience 21 days, 9 hours ago

    Its almost like people are fickle and don't know what they're talking about 😉 » Read

  11. Mitigating factors for Ings' latest blank but owners begin to lose patience 21 days, 9 hours ago

    Yeah exactly. I'm planning on fielding TAA, Doherty who both have attacking threat, and Cathcart, who doesn't but I've had him since early January and has a chance of clean sheet at least. With the keepers none of them have an expected points potential over 4 points for GW31, so I don't really see the point in spending 4 points to get them in. I'm likely wildcarding in 32 anyway so the hit has no chance of paying off over more then 1 week either. » Read

  12. Mitigating factors for Ings' latest blank but owners begin to lose patience 21 days, 9 hours ago

    no, lwb. Doherty is the rwb » Read

  13. Mitigating factors for Ings' latest blank but owners begin to lose patience 21 days, 10 hours ago

    Navigating with free transfers, should have 9 players without any hits needed. Will probably be missing a goalkeeper, which I'm fine with, and a mid/Def, which I'm less happy about so I might take a -4 to field someone extra here, depending on who is in form going into that match. At the moment it's looking like it could be a west ham player! » Read

  14. Differential Sarr can sustain electric form ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 fixture 24 days, 5 hours ago

    Auba and Salah might have over 100% amongst active players. They will both have far higher EO than KDB, who is being sold in droves and won't be captained as he's an injury doubt and flagged. » Read

  15. How to invest in Double Gameweek 29 without breaking your FPL team 24 days, 7 hours ago

    Can't understand the interest in Foden and Saka. Rotation risks, low points potential and blank in 2 weeks time, awful picks. KDB injured so no interest there. Aguero v Auba is a lot closer than people think in terms of points potential, however I want to captain a DGW player and the risk of cameos for Aguero rules him out unfortunately. Pepe is interesting but very unpredictable. He's not entirely nailed either. For the price he is I'd rather have Salah & Mane for a bit more money who have the same amount of fixtures over the next 3 gameweeks, better fixtures, and also offer a captaincy option in GW31. » Read

  16. How to invest in Double Gameweek 29 without breaking your FPL team 24 days, 7 hours ago

    I would make the Sarr move for a hit Andy. If we assume Traore plays no or limited minutes over the next few gameweeks, then its effectively only a minus 2 as Sarr gains appearance points over Traore each week. It also frees up a Wolves slot to enable you getting in Jota/Doherty in subsequent weeks. If you can make the move next week or the week after for free then I guess you could delay it, but lets face it, you will go hit crazy those weeks anyway so you may as well get ahead of the game now and enjoy the benefit of Sarr for an extra week! » Read

  17. The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 29 25 days, 8 hours ago

    Could consider Pepe plus Auba? » Read

  18. The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 29 25 days, 9 hours ago

    Depends on when you plan to wildcard and what yo're doing in 31 really. But for the short term, yes. You're gaining a DGW captaincy option for this week and an in form midfielder who also plays in 31, instead of 2 blankers and an injured player. » Read

  19. The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 29 25 days, 9 hours ago

    He said Foden "plays" the next game, not starts. It could still be his usual 1 minute cameo at the end. » Read

  20. The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 29 25 days, 9 hours ago

    selling for Sarr » Read