This is it folks, last round-up. Finish your pints and kindly please put your stools on top of the tables when you leave. In all seriousness though, it has been a pleasure to drop knowledge on you week in and week out for the FPL. I do it for the love of the beautiful game, you hopefully come for the fresh cold cuts and stay for the light sided humor. Either way you get me, and I hope I at least helped you at least once this year. So cheers for the read. On to the last week, plenty of fixtures that look tasty but how many transfers do we use post DGW and in most cases bench boost. I personally still have my all out attack chip and am on the fence if losing one defender is actually worth the extra attacker. Crazy, but defense is shifty consistent. My advice for this week would be to bring in as viable attackers as possible and let the scoring and the results of what could be a wild Sunday of fixtures. Go down with your guns out, shirt off and get that last yellow card for celebrating. So last and probably not least here are the week 38 FPL rankings. Enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The long drawn out week is going to bring out the dreaded “R” word. That word is: rotation… maybe. With two teams playing three games in a weeks time and some playing two in 4 or 5, fitness is going to be tested this week as we steam towards the end of the Premier league season. Trust me, I don’t want the rotation stuff to even be a remote possibility, but in some sense of reality, it is going to happen. With nagging injuries, formation switches, and the bottom teams fighting for relegation, it just seems way to obvious of a stitch that some strange names may rear their faces and ruin the fantasy party. Writing the lede for the rankings is the hardest post, because it is all cut and dry stuff… look up a guy see where he is ranked. So if you made it this far into the opening, good on ya. If you skipped it, don’t really matter and don’t let me waste anymore of your time. So without further adieu, here are the Week 35 FPL rankings. Good luck on the DGW setup and with this week’s transfers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The DGW makes rankings seem like a person who has a stutter. Every third guy is from the same team, and are basically only enticing because of the extra fixture. This week, that is not the case. The fixtures are bordering on blah and the options to gain fantasy aptitude are limited. Yea the Palace players seem interesting and then you realize their opponents. Then you move onto United and realize that, who do you really trust there? Then you have Middlesbrough who’s favorite soccer stylings seems to be stuck in neutral. Not very appealing my friends, like I said. The best case scenario for the week is to take a minimum hit transfer wise and bring in the usual DGW faces that you hear about all over the inter-webs, and of course use some of that good ole common sense. So good luck with transfer ideas and enjoy some DGW rankings for week 34 of the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
I hate the build-up and then let down of the one week play, and then the following week off for International duty. The only thing the extra time creates is itchy trigger fingers, injuries and usually more questions left unanswered then answered. So with Week 29 upon us now, the advice of this advocate is to stay firm, bring in the minimum transfers and go to battle with what you have. The week after is when we attack the WC consideration. We will have a better idea of who plays where and when. So rest on your laurels good friends, and just enjoy this week’s rankings for FPL Week 29. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
With Blanks draw contempt. A brilliant man once said that, and that man was Wayne Shaw’s brother Bernard Shaw. Smart guy, wandering transfer fingers though. So with week 26 here, and as I have so elaborately explained in the transfer post, don’t be a lemming! Unless being a lemming in the transfer market is to defend your throne. If you are chasing points in your money leagues or mini-leagues, think differently. You kinda have to with the blank weeks and soon-to-be double game weeks. Going with the flow wasn’t cool for the Fonz, so it shouldn’t be cool with you. You think Pinky Tuscadero would have paid him any attention if he was boring? Hell nah. Where was I, oh that’s right, week 26 rankings. So this week is broken down into basically defense and attack with midfielders and forwards coming your way manana, so stay tuned. But stay in the here and now and concentrate on the keepers and defense. Rostering too many blank players leaves you with a blank expression when Monday rolls around and you are sitting 10 points below the average score. So sit back, relax and enjoy week 26 because the roller coaster that is the FPL is now in full effect. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Another quick turn around and a slew of news, injuries, and new players on new teams. It is a great day to be alive when the rankings come out for the Premier League set for game week 24. Why, you may ask? Because I slave over a hot stove, day in and day out to stay on top of things so you don’t. And yes, if you wanna cheat and skip ahead by all means, Sergio Aguero is my top ranked forward after missing last game week with a niggle. Lot’s of games to love this week with Liverpool, Spurs and believe or not I like the fantasy output for Palace this week. Unfortunately, Chelsea face off against Arsenal and it takes some fantasy luster off the game, shucks. Oh well, on to Week 24 rankings. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
In a perfect world, I could drop these on you last minute, right before gametime kick-off,s and have them be just as effective. Unfortunately, we can’t do that because the FA Cup fixtures get in the way and mess things. So posting the rankings pre-FA Cup is a dangerous and possibly a worthless venture, but I am doing it anyways. Take in mind that the games over this weekend will impact what happens in the FPL fixture on Tuesday and Wednesday. Injuries, new transfers and just plain bad luck do happen. I mean, I just finished my weather controlling device, so now my attention will turn to the prediction of all things fantasy. So take these with a grain of salt, and use some common sense when it comes time to use your transfers. Waiting is usually the best advice. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’m going back to full bundling-mode for this week. I wanted to see what kind of sitters we saw midweek from the YCL line-ups, and I was right… they were zero-point “none” help. So I do apologize if it completely messed up your OCD schedule of FPL goodies for the week. Now go wash your hands again, and again, and one more time. Cool? Cool. So Week 15 is upon us and it brings up a rampant schedule of three games in basically eight days. What that means is mass hysteria, but in a good way. For me, it just means from a constant standpoint: the next few days will be basically me typing, podcasting, and then retyping again. No worries, I didn’t really have a life anyways. I am a man of the people and you my fellow readers are my people. So a couple bits of advice for the first three fixtures we have, just in case I forget. First, don’t go super crazy with transfers to get a minus 8 or 12. You get a free one in basically two days from lock. Second, watch the yellow card situations of some players, kinda the Costa affect, but if a guy you are thinking about has 3 or 4 yellows and you are worried about the accumulation factor, downshift and transfer into someone else. Third, enjoy your riches from Aguero. You do not have to spend them all in one place. Though I think it’s impossible. Save some for later, because he will be back. Onto the ranks of the lads for Week 15 in the FPL, cheers and good luck!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The whole point of this ranking exercise is to get you, me, and the strange guy eating a portobello sandwich at the bus stop on the same page. The techniques for ranking teams, keepers, and defense is narrowed down to two key factors: Those factors aren’t new by any stretch of the imagination and haven’t changed in the years that I have been partaking in this fabulous game. The things to hone your skills on every week are form, and clean sheet predictability. Yeah, other things matter, like their favorite color… mine is Robin’s egg blue if you were wondering, but for the official game, it’s like making the same breakfast everyday for 38 weeks and enjoying the outcomes. So when you are analyzing who to roster or transfer in/out; look for those two things. So with Week 3 upon us and some mid-week cup action to either give us light or make it completely shaded we take you to the rankings for keepers and defense.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is it folks. The whole magilla. The end of the road and the close to a spectacular season of fantasy soccer here at Razzball. I want to express my gratitude to all the readers, commentators and the powers that be at Razzball, a special shout to Jay, for giving me this opportunity to bring you quality advice from a fun approach in the Razzball tradition. So here we have the finale to the rankings for the 2015/2016 FPL season. I would say it’s now or never but that would be cliche and extremely too late. The best advice this week is don’t go crazy taking minuses, don’t make extreme gambles and go chalk with the rankings. The high priced guys are high priced for a reason and this week the match-ups are in your favor and if you own them good. Now go own more or as many as possible that can fit into your roster budget. So here are the rankings for the final week of the season, I hope you all win your mini leagues or achieve the highest overall rank to date. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?