As always, the second post is usually the more awaited of the week.  Why?  It’s the same reason that people love the home run, the touchdown, or the over.  It is no different when we start talking about the middies and strikers for the week.  We fall in love with the goals and the tallies that come along with them.  All just facts.  Also a fact is that like always the rankings are always based on price, match-up, form and common sense.  So if you disagree… say so.  I am here for your service in this FPL game that we all love so much.  So enjoy the rankings, long intro’s are for squares and for people who don’t really have much to say so they make it long winded.  Cheers!

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The Prem is here, and we can all now rejoice. Now that the season has kicked off, I will be doing my best to fill your Mondays with sweet, fond memories from the games from over the weekend. I also ask for some patience as I work through how to best provide both a summation and meaningful outlook on the matches.

I was hoping to write about all 20 teams for this post, but it started to become lengthy and I started to get sleepy. So, here are my notes over the weekend on Arsenal to Liverpool (alpha order because why not?)…I will hopefully have Man City to West Ham by tomorrow.

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We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”.  You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week’s upcoming and changes from week-to-week.  I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness.  It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 1 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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If you enjoyed yesterday’s salad and appetizer courses, then you will love today’s main course and dessert.  I realize you can’t get anywheres in the official game without having a nodded on choice at keeper and a stellar yet filled with differential based defense.  But the real fun in building your roster is comprising it with as many affordable stars through the middle of the pitch and up top.   So just like yesterday’s rankings I mix in price, match and some good ole common sense.  The form comes later because after all this is just week one of a long journey my friends.  Some great matches are on the table for a lot of star players, so here’s hoping you can squeeze as many of them in as possible.  So just in case you needed a guiding hand here is week 1 of the FPL season rankings for Middies and Strikers.  Cheers!

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What’s up everyone?  I’m iKon and I’m new here, so let’s jump into it, shall we?  I’ve been following the Premier League honestly for only about four or five years, and being born and bred in the U.S., had no real allegiances.  Because of this, I wanted to be the cool fan and picked a super hipster Swansea team to follow.  Ah, for the days of Michu and Michael Laudrup.  In any case, I made my pick and I’ve stuck with them through the relegation scare last year, and the probable scares to come as well.

In any case, that fandom naturally led me into FPL as well, as the best way to really envelop myself into the full experience of the league. Fantasy soccer’s a beautiful thing, with no real offseason to speak of and transfer talk *literally* across the world constantly fueling necessary adjustments in the fantasy realm.  With that, I’ve taken my first attempt at building a team to start the year that will obviously need plenty of adjustment as the year goes on… (But that’s what we’re here for!)

To start designing this year’s squad, I realized I’ve been a little too ready to depend on the smaller squads’ lone player of quality, and that has cost me. As much as a Defoe or Sigurdsson has the ability to impact your squad, they have to be put into situations to score points, and that’s a much trickier thing to rely on week to week.

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Wednesday’s from now on are the day when we let nothing hide between friends.  It is fairly simple: I will show you my team for the next three Wednesday’s leading up to the start of the season.  I do expect that if you read this that, you do the exact same thing because two heads are better than one, and 10 is even better.  Get it?  Cool.  So this is draft number six on the year for me so far, the others were more fiddling out of boredom, but now that we are starting to see news out and about pertaining to certain teams formations, transfers and injury updates.  So enjoy this early look at Smokey’s team and critique away, because I prolly deserve to be slandered for my thoughts and team selection.  Cheers!

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Welcome to the St. Patrick’s day addition of Champions League daily soccer on Mondogoal. I mean what saint’s more appropriate to ring the final games of the round of 16’s second leg than a british kid captured by irish pirates that became a bishop. He also had a distaste for snakes. Funny so does Lionel Messi! Oh BTW, Messi also has a distaste for helping you win on Mondo, which is why he’s $27.7m. Yeah You can own Messi if you punt every other position. Good. Luck. With. That….So for the rest of my sane DFS sharks looking to feed on some Messi loving chum. The Legendary Smokey and I have spent cold, lonely hours researching the best picks on the board and we’ve brought them to you on a silver plater. Along with a few hearty slices of corned beef, a boiled potato, cabbage, a carrot, some soda bread, and a Guinness. If you’re a real pro you’re going to coat all that in some red wine vinegar, but what do I know? Oh yeah! I know you should click here and play some god damned Mondogoal with us. St. Patrick would, Roy Keane would, Bono would, hell even President Michael D. Higgins would. Do you think you’re above Roy Keane, a president, and two Saints? Oh Bono isn’t a saint yet? Could have fooled me!

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