With the Carabao Cup, or whatever it is being called today, being played this week and 11 teams in the Premier being involved in it, I figured waiting a day isn’t such a bad idea.  I mean, when does waiting to see the overall details come back to haunt you?  Maybe with a cheating ex-girlfriend, but other than that, I am clueless.  She got what she will deserve, and no one will ever find her body… I am kidding.  So moving on to Week 10 of the FPL, we either own Harry Kane or we do not.  Unfortunately, there is no middle road, like joint custody.  If you look back on most or all the high scoring FPL teams, he was an intricate part and moving forward I think he is a better rotation-less risk than the City duo.  So if you are chasing the ever fruitful Forward teet, lean in that direction.  But that is not what this Transfer post is all about, we want the here and now… and the unheralded.  The best part is you get the best of me saying it like it is about guys who either have a great match-up, good form, or I am just batty about.  So enjoy the transfer ideas for Week 10 of the FPL.  Cheers!

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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!

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If you guessed from the title this week, this week is anyone’s guess.  Unfortunately, the locking system for starting XI isn’t evolved enough to give us enough time to adjust our rosters accordingly.  But with only a handful of teams with something to play for, hitting the right guy via the transfer wire is like throwing darts from 100 yards away.  With Liverpool and City still battling for Champions league spots, and Arsenal hoping for the best in those outcomes…  those games would be the high point of my interest as far as transfers go.  If you are close in your mini-league to moving up a few spots, don’t be afraid to take a gamble, you have to think obtusely in order to make up points this week.  You know why?  Because there is no tomorrow.  I mean, there is a tomorrow, but it doesn’t matter.  So go to the store buy a new set of balls, and get weird.  Here are some ideas for the week to get you through your transfer conundrum.  It has been a hell of a year, one last Cheers for ya!

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It is going to be the talk of all the inter-webs, so I might as well be a joiner in that department.  The injury sit of Sergio led to Gabriel Jesus shining like a lighthouse this past game-week.  Unfortunately the unknowns of basically everything are scary as hell. Please, blog, may I have some more?

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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!

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When is being too offensive too offensive? This is fantasy, so anything goes really. I mean, the term fantasy and play goes as far as to include Magic the Gathering and D&D. So with loose terms come loose terminology. I read that on a fortune cookie the other day. So make fun of the machine that wrote that, not me. But is stacking your offense too much off a good thing? I say hell no! However, if you wanna spend your allotted money, be my guest. This week sees four of the top fantasy producing teams; Arsenal, United, Chelsea and Liverpool, all with favorable fixtures that are most certainly (or we hope) to give some fantasy goodness. So with thinking positive thoughts and some luck for all, here are the Week 22 Fantasy Premier League Rankings. Cheers!

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Not since the four horsemen of the apocalypse has the FPL universe been so turned upside down by a group since last week. The names aren’t as owned as they should be.  The names aren’t as popular as they should be either… But that will all end this week as their ownership is about to spike for all three.  Since I covered Junior and the Welsh Pirlo recently, I will focus on the Arsenal middie Theo Walcott.  His goal total and minutes over the last three seasons prior have not warranted anything special from a fantasy-usefulness perspective.  Last year’s 5 goals/3 assists in 1300 minutes played was good for a mere 85 points.  The year before that, 5 goals, 1 assist in 447 minutes good for 51.  The year before that? 5 goals, 5 assists in 860 minutes for a paltry 72 points.  The point I am getting at is the year before those is when he exploded for 14 goals, 13 assists, and a massive total of 194 points and a top-8 finish in the position that year.  He is on pace for roughly 20 goals and 10 assistsm which would push him into the elite performers of all time in the FPL.  I will even be so bold that for the bang for the buck, his current ownership and potential what the Gunners could score this year and his involvement he is arguably the most valuable Arsenal midfielder.  Take the 3 million in saving from Alexis and put that at a Forward spot and what do you get.  Roster diversity and huge differential play owned in less than half of what the roster stalwart in Sanchez.  So ponder that awhile and get back to me, in the mean time let’s look at some other roster moves and transfers for Week 8,  Cheers!

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

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I personally think that Beck was a liar, and this is where it’s at.  The goods.  The realm of being for any fantasy footie team.  The differentials aren’t what they should be here, because we all are chasing that same dragon.  We all roster the same players because, well, I like to think that we are all geniuses.  We aren’t… but the way the game is constructed, the transfers limit us to simplicity one at a time or sometimes two.  So with that, this week’s fixture offers a ton of intriguing options for the front 7.  Minus the City/Arsenal game, which from a personal perspective, seems like a wash.  It really isn’t, but from the standpoint that the gusy owned are either owned all over and it helps everyone or they aren’t and it helps no one.  I actually read that in a fortune cookie yesterday, so I am regurgitating words of wisdom from a individually wrapped cookie.  Relate that into your work week and onto your fantasy team.  Only good can come of it I promise.  Well here’s the rankings for the scorers and facilitators of fantasy funk, the Middies and Striker portion of week 17 for the FPL…

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If I had to compare the second half of the rankings to anything, it would be the gin to the juice.  The actual butter to the “I can’t believe it” stuff.  So by comparisons sake, there isn’t any.  This is basically by vis-a-vis standards, the stuff that gets you drunk and fat.  The forwards and midfielder ranks arent as reliant on the clean sheet as the keeper and defender group, hence the lack of fluidity and movement.  It’s about the staple items here.  The guys you should be owning, because let’s face it, you should be owning them.  The top options are where the points get milled from, and what separates nothing really because the roster ownership differential isn’t there.  So stick to the staples and be ready to pounce on a good thing a week earlier then most.  That is this week’s piece of fortune cookie.  Here are the Week 16 FPL middies and Forward ranks…

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