When the top three scoring forwards for a gameweek are a combined £16.4m in value and put up 25 total points, well then we gotta reevaluate how we are structuring our teams. Clearly goals are coming from more diverse sources, but the likelihood of picking the right one in any given week remains a difficult proposition. Pick your favorite color and run with it, I don’t know – the point is to strengthen your team elsewhere if you are like me and are in shambles in the back and the midfield.

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I was going to write the day of the transfer window, but beer and holiday weekend gets in the way of productivity.  So if you have been waiting with baited breathe for the transfer Tuesday news then, well, breath again my friends.  We are now at a what you see is what you get roster situation until the January window.  In between that is a plate full of 18 games that stretch out to the new year.  If you started out blah and haven’t wild-carded yet… what are you waiting for?  Setting up your team for the next four-five games is important and will make or break your attention span of your team from the later part of the year.  Take advantage of the next few days, build the value of your team and get that accumulated value of your team close to 101.5.  Transfer Tuesday is about fun with some views on what’s what so take what I have to say not as scripture but more as a holding your hand as we cross the FPL street.  Happy transferring!  Cheers!

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The second installment of rankings is sometimes the favored.  Because who doesn’t like to score or assist to score.  In almost any format that last sentence holds sway.  But for now let’s just skip the images in your head and talk about the meat and potatoes of the FPL weekly rankings.  These fellas are more reliant on goals, assists and the BPS to drive them over the top.  So with match-ups, form and common sense as the wind to their ranking sail the list is based on just those three things.  So look at the schedule, trust the form and pray that I have some common sense when ranking these players.  Here are the Week 3 rankings for the midfielders and forwards in the FPL. Cheers!

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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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I understand if it is frustrating this early in the season to be discussing templates and must-own players, but we kinda do. The first two pieces are in place, the two most expensive pieces. Last year, it was the cheap pieces that fit around the heavy hitters. This year, it is Sergio Aguero, and like last year, and now the omnipotent, one Zlatan Ibrahimovich. I wish it were more fun because a lot of people and if you check the leaderboard of overall leaders or lads in your mini-league they were probably going with them from the jump. Good on ya lads, no go to hell and gloat somewhere’s else. I kid of course. So with one more week to play and then an international break to follow, I, myself am wondering how many teams are shuffling things around to fit the almost 25 million in to their respective rosters. Well, that’s why you came here… I am the man with the ideas and will help as best as I could. That is what Transfer Tuesday is all about, getting you from here to there with me basically being your fantasy crossing guard. So without further hub-bub, here are Week 3’s transfer ideas, that should start with getting to Aguero/Ibra and then taking your roster from there…

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It’s back again, everybody’s favorite time of the week. No, not Pizza Friday. No, not Saturday morning either. Okay so maybe it’s “one” of the favorite times of the week, at least for me. It’s the Forward and Midfield rankings, for matchweek 10! Not only is it another week of Premier League action, it’s also Manchester derby week. So break out the good scotch and your cleanest under-roos, we got plans this weekend. Those plans involve early drinking, watching TV in “clean” underwear, and a vat of humus. Hey, I like to keep it healthy with the snacks, don’t want to blow up like Steve Bruce. Ya feel me? This week presents an unusual challenge as we have most of the top of the table clubs matched up against each other. Oh, and West Ham faces Chelsea. In fact if the Blues win this week, they could jump Stoke! Seriously don’t get too excited, but Europa is within reach. You’ll notice that some of the high end names have dropped off off the ranks this week, as injuries, concerns about the grueling schedule for Champions League clubs, and Claudio Ranieri have thrown a wrench in our squads. So sit back, stick a hand down the front of your khakis, and get ready for the Forward and Midfield, Fantasy Premier League rankings, week 10! Cheers…

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Hooray for the international break to be over so we can get back to brass tax.  I actually just googled the meaning of brass tax and it is just that a tax on brass….who knew.  Well with the week or weeks, if you live in a cave and your only calendar is a rock that you move from here to yonder, the games are actually back.  The highlight of everyone’s life, mine,  your’s, Ralph’s, that guy you buy gum from at the newsstand before the train are all looking forward to  the midfielder/forward rankings for this week.  So guess what it’s the Week 5 midfielder and forward rankings for FPL.  Cheers!

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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 27 Fantasy Premier League.

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So every week, Smokey reviews all the games…He does it on what he calls, “high-test caffeinated drinks”. That it’s the only way he can squeeze as much of the game info as he can into that head of his. He then forms a sort of “dream team” of his very own.  I’m standing in this week for the Smoke Monster, but I ain’t changing a thing! I’m still using the best players, at a shrunken budget, because we all can’t be high rollers.  Why the shrunken budget you may ask? Because it’s more fun and challenging for us, and we can’t just look at the top scorers and do fifty-two card pick up.  So with Week 23 now officially closed, lets take a look at Razzbol FC’s formidable Starting XI.  Keep in mind that we limit ourselves to a £70.0m budget, and we conform to the standard 4-4-2 formation.  Enjoy! Comments, quips or the occasional curse word are always welcomed here at Razzbol FC… (Points scored for the week are in parenthesis.)

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