Well the “week that was” is a tale of “if and don’t”.  You either invested in, bought in from the beginning of the year and held steady, or your team is dead and you just randomly have Sergio Aguero still on your team.  Better question for those dead teams, why are you hear reading my inspirational words of motivational FPL speaking?  But I digress.  This past week saw the usual Sergio jump up and make a mockery of the Watford defense.  Milk, eggs, bread… Sergio freaking Aguero.  FPL staples to live by.  So if you were on the train earlier and had more trust than the 89% of owners who didn’t own him last week…  He is now close to 20% with over 400,000 transfers in.  Crazy it’s only Tuesday, technically it’s Monday because I have a life to lead, and it takes time for magic to flow out of my fingers.  It’s not really magic, it is more like dried skin, but whatevs.  Transfer Tuesday is about motivation and what jumps out to me for the upcoming week.  So that is what you are going to get.  Transfers, transfers… okay one more transfer.  Quota met.  Cheers!

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Away: Man City (6) – Home: Watford (0)

Man City is flying through the early portion of the prem – through 5 games, 16 goals scored and only 2 against (1 by Everton and 1 by Bournemouth). Aguero dominated the attack with a hat trick, Jesus netted a goal, Otamendi burried a header and Sterling scored on a late penalty. So many points to miss out on when you don’t have any of these players, which begs the question, why don’t we have any of these players? Clearly it’s time to reevaluate who you like the most between Jesus and Aguero, allocate funds and bring one of them – my advice would be to trust your gut and don’t ever look back, as they will both return points and hopping back and forth will make you lose out on consistent returns, which they will provide throughout the season as long as that attacking midfield and defense remain healthy.

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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 4 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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So we attack the long first break of the year with some Week 4 goodies. As we all know, the basis of any good team is a good defense.  Without it, the goal would just be pummeled with shots and no goalie to stop them, making the score infinite.  That for the sake of all that is holy doesn’t actually happen, so much like reality, fantasy has to have keepers and defense.  they round out every nutritious fantasy breakfast, and if played right can be more prosperous than some striker combinations.  For the sake of this week’s match-ups though, the teams with some normal fantasy usefulness are turned into just fodder.  I am staring glaringly obviously at the City/Liverpool match which kicks of this week’s action bright an early on Saturday morning.  So to start the week yesterday was Transfer ideas and targets and now come the cavalcade of rankings for your viewing pleasure.  Cheers!

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Does anyone else find it eerily similar yet mildly amusing that both Thor and Bob Villa’s weapons of choice are a hammer.  Well it made me chortle to myself, like that guy watching those old tv sets at the train stations watching Night Court.  So with this week we have a few battles of top teams and if you aren’t a little excited about Liverpool vs United, then you need to check your passion level for fantasy and or general footie.  The other top defensive players have fairly manageable fixtures as Chelsea heads to Hull, and Southampton hosts a probably still drunk Burnley.  All players for those 2 teams are a steady play this week.  As is my number 2, Aaron Cresswell.  Son of a magician, born on the eve of the Feast of Adelaide is the spitting image of a cross between Tom Hanks son and dog the bounty hunter.  He gets the new skippered Sunderland, if you don’t remember last week they were basically sodomized by the Villains.   I expect it to be clean, neat and tidy for the Hammers as the Black Cats I think crossed in front of themselves and are doomed the rest of the way.  Here are the rest of my top XI defence rankings for the week of 30.

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Is anyone else having withdrawals? Just me….Okay then, well, forgive me if some of my spelling is off or iffffffffff there are loooooong strings of letters. I have the FPL DT’s after upping my intake to matches every 3 days during the holiday stretch of the calendar. Well happy days are here again for the addicts out there like me, we have Matchweek 21 upon us. With 8 matches on the schedule for today and a couple of exciting fixtures on the docket for tomorrow, we have plenty to sink our teeth into. As we do every week at this time, we take a look at each game, and focus on a player from each squad to keep an eye on. Now that all of our friends in Africa and Asia are off on International duty we have plenty of new faces to get acclimated with over the coming weeks. A few of these players have been pushed into positions of relevance for us FPL players. So it’s important we get familiar, but don’t worry you have the Matchweek 21, Previews to guide you.

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start Em’, Sit Em’, Week 21

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So instead of the whole rigmarole of writing about every single game and having us look at the same fantasy relevant players every week, we are doing something new. It’s so new, I couldn’t even think of a great name, so if you have something better please say so.  We all can watch the games and see who does what, but at the end of the day, from a fantasy perspective, all that matters is the point total  next to their name.  Well, in soccer, like every other sport, there are unspoken subtleties that make up a good roster.  So I am featuring the best starting XI.  It will be my opinion, and to make it fun and hard, I will be using a £70m cap and using a standard 4-4-2 .  So from my standpoint, it’s fun and adventurous to make up a new roster from the week-to-week shining stars.  So have a look at my own featured XI…

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