How do, folks. It’s the start of a new year and a new decade. So, let’s put everything into focus and inspect January’s first gameweek… with 2020 vision! (No originality here.) But first, an appropriately-titled track. Needing little introduction, the classic from Johnny Nash: 20 quick (re)viewpoints: 1 Jamie Vardy (0) went MIA for the […]Read More GW21 REVIEW – 2020 VISION
PLAYER OWNERSHIP – REBOOTED Stats, eh? You can interpret them any way you like. But when the figures are there, staring you in the face in black and white, they just can’t be argued with. Which is just as well if you’re a fantasy football manager (think I can safely say that’s everyone reading this). […]Read More PLAYER OWNERSHIP – REBOOTED
PLAYER OWNERSHIP – FREE HIT EDITION Welcome to the latest installment looking at player ownership within the FFUK league. It’s slightly different this time around, mainly because last week so many managers (85) decided to throw down the Free Hit chip. This, of course, proved to be a largely disappointing Blank GW31, as expertly reviewed […]Read More PLAYER OWNERSHIP – FREE HIT EDITION
PLAYER OWNERSHIP – REVISITED Nothing stays the same in FPL for very long. Teams find form. Fixtures swing. Opinions change. A month can be an especially long time in this game. So without another word wasted, padding out this meandering intro, let’s crunch the numbers and see the latest stats – the all-important player ownership […]Read More PLAYER OWNERSHIP – REVISITED
PLAYER OWNERSHIP. FOR THE MANY OR BY THE FEW? It’s the end of a gameweek and everything seems to have fallen into place. Alonso has got you a clean sheet and bonus, Marcus Rashford not only scored but also bagged an assist. So why have you not moved up the FFUK league as much as […]Read More PLAYER OWNERSHIP. FOR THE MANY OR BY THE FEW?
Hello everyone. Chris and Pete are away this week, so I’m filling in, like one of those weird supply teachers. Only I’m wise to your drawing-pin-on-my-chair antics, and at 3pm I’m out of here, never to be seen again. So do your worst! Anyway, I digress… The theme of this week’s review, after giving it […]Read More GW10 REVIEW – EGYPTIAN LOVER
Phil Jones slumped down into his sofa. It had been a long, hard day. Oversleeping through his alarm clock. Cracking his wing mirror as he rushed to Carrington. Nearly missing the team coach. Jose had scowled at him. He scowled at everyone, but this morning he’d been particularly surly. ‘Better put in a good shift […]Read More GW25 REVIEW – UNLUCKY FOR SOME
There are many ways to play, and do well, at FPL. This game we all love is often decided by fine margins. Successful captain choices. Inspired transfers. Somehow getting lucky with auto-subs. But it’s also good to have an overarching strategy. Last week, Paul Baker’s excellent article on The Template is one such option. Get […]Read More A CASE FOR THE DIFFERENTIALS
The clock’s ticking. There’s only a handful of games left. It’s that time of the season when it makes perfect sense to go irrational. I mean you could play it safe. But unless you’re a certain Nick Johns, sitting on top of your unattainable tower of fantasy points, bathing in pure footballing acumen, where’s the […]Read More IRRATIONAL IS RATIONAL
One of the key aspects of being a good fantasy football player is to be proactive rather than reactive. Spotting a player’s potential and getting on them before they start doing the business on the pitch. You buy them cheap. They score a few goals – and bag you the points – and then everyone […]Read More FOOTBALL INDEX – Stay ahead of the curve. Reap the rewards.