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Fantasy Football Captain Picks September 29, 2014 posted by

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 7

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 7 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15

Captain picksAn ageing board of directors, a squad in decline, and a deep laceration – all situations that require fresh blood. Not so with the Captains Picks articles though, where Chins and Bellies, Bryan Munich and The Gallant Pioneer have been doing us all proud up until this point, so quite what I’m doing here remains to be seen; I suspect I’ve been drafted in to make them look even better by comparison.

Now, in all the furore of weekly transfers and unused wildcards being mulled over, the captain choice is very often overlooked until the last moment. How often do we see cries of panic on the boards and on twitter between 11.00 and 11.30 in the AM on a Saturday morning asking whether so and so has made the correct captain call? To stress the importance of captaining your top points-earner each GW, I use myself as an example: having totted it all up from the first six GWs, had I made the best choice out of the players I had each GW then I’d be 38 points better off and would be nestling nicely inside the top 10,000 (prior to the final game on Monday night) instead of languishing outside the top 200,000. So pick wisely! “Why should we listen to someone who has chosen so poorly?” I hear you ask. Well, because my first five choices were all Rooney, and due to his crazy antics at the weekend I can’t be recommending him to you, so buckle up and let’s get to it. Read More

Fantasy Football Fixtures September 26, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football Fixtures Gameweek 7

Fantasy Football Fixtures Gameweek 7 – Fantasy Premier League 2014

Fantasy Football Fixtures Gameweek 7Well that was a strangely quiet week wasn’t it. Man Utd just about got over the line despite Rooney’s moment of madness, Costa grabbed yet another goal but didn’t quite hit the heights many had hoped for and the two big derbies petered out into fairly drab 1 -1 stalemates. Rooney’s lunacy and yet another Ramsey injury have caused a few problems for many a fantasy manager this week. If you are among those that are unlucky enough to own one of those, or indeed the pair, then we sympathise with your plight and you have some tough decisions to make for replacements. Let’s help ease those woes as we take a look ahead at who has good fixtures in the next few weeks and who may struggle… Read More

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat September 27, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Game-week 6

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Game-week 6 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15

Photo 23-11-2013 11 44 40The deadline bell has rung and your decisions are final – starting XI, captain and order of your subs has been decided and there ain’t no turning back. GW6 is a strange old week, it starts great with an exciting Saturday and slowly disintegrates to a potential bore-fest. However, fantasy points are available all the way through, so there’s enough action to keep us going. Just.
We kick off with the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime – anything to keep those scousers out of the pub before the game – sadly, they’ll probably do a Friday all-nighter instead, completely defeating the point of starting the game early, but whatever. Then at 3pm we have six matches – Chelsea host Villa, Palace welcome Leicester, Man City go to Hull, Man Utd take on West Ham, ‘Arry takes his Rangers back to one of his old haunts down on the South coast and Sunderland do battle with Swansea. Early evening, its derby no.2 as Arsenal take on Spurs at the Emirates, always one to look forward to. And that’s the fun really, though on Sunday Burnley go to WBA and if you still haven’t lapsed into a self-induced coma by Monday then Stoke vs Newcastle may just finish you off.

Keep track of all the action, the goals, the talking points, right here at FF247 Live Match Chat, an interactive chat which encourages you to keep involved and share your thoughts and emotions as the matches take place. Read More

Fantasy Football Team September 25, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 6

GW5 was a bit mixed for us to say the least! Your captain often makes or breaks a game-week for you. For whatever reason, we can’t remember why, we went for Diego Costa and he duly delivered a grand total of 2 points! Evidently we weren’t alone in that respect so all was not lost. Stand out performances, from an FPL point of view, from Angel Di Maria, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck meant that we finished on a respectable, if somewhat uninspiring, 46 points. Our defence was awful with just five points between the sorry lot. ‘I am’ Vito Mannone got double that on his own. We’ve got Mannone. Guess where he was? Yep! We finished the week with an overall rank of 43,265. It’s not ground breaking by any means but at this stage we are happy enough and with over 3.7m players it still leaves us in the top 1.5% of players.  Read More

Fantasy Football Team Talk September 26, 2014 posted by

Team Talk Fantasy Football GW6

Team Talk Fantasy Football GW6

IntroWelcome to GW6 and if it’s anything like as dramatic as GW5 was then we’re in for a real treat. Well, there is every chance as Saturday is derby day in both Liverpool and London – its also a three-day gameweek, which is very convenient in some ways, but painful in others – but we’ll come to that later. Our gameweek kicks off Saturday lunchtime up at Anfield for the “Friendly Derby”…do they really still call it that? Its Liverpool vs Everton and it doesn’t get any bigger than that…..in Liverpool. We then have a plethora of 3pm matches as league leaders Chelsea host Aston Villa, Crystal Palace meet Leicester, Man City travel to Hull, West Ham go to Old Trafford to score a few vs United, ‘Arry goes back to Southampton with his Rangers and Sunderland entertain Swansea at the Stadium of Light. Saturday evening sees the second derby of the day as Arsenal play Spurs at the Emirates…this one defo ain’t the friendly derby. The fixture generator has been kind to those golf fanatics amongst us who are looking forward to watching the Ryder Cup conclude on Sunday as the only Premier League match that afternoon is West Brom vs Burnley – not one that is likely to keep you on the edge of your seats. Monday evening sees our gameweek finish as Stoke take on Newcastle.
Let’s go Around the Grounds and catch up on the latest team news. Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 September 25, 2014 posted by

Scoring aint boring when you are winning – Fantasy Football 2014/15 Interview

Scoring aint boring when you are winning – Fantasy Football 2014/15 Interview

We are very honoured today to welcome a very special guest into the FF247 studios. To be the best in your local geographic area is an amazing accomplishment. To be the best in your country is something most of us will continually strive for, but never achieve. To be the best in the world is just a dream, unlikely ever to be realised for 99.99% of us. But that is where our guest today finds himself. Our very own Tom Farmer, or as he is known on the FF247 boards as “scoringaintboring” finds himself after 5GWs as the joint leader of the global FPL league, with an incredible score of 354pts. His team “Blame It on Debuchy” has shown remarkable consistency with scores of 80, 63, 73, 76 & 70. This is Tom’s third season playing FPL and I’m sure he won’t mind me saying his two previous performances didn’t indicate global stardom was on the horizon – in 2012/13 Tom finished 170,915 and last season he was down in 730,406th place.
So how has this turnaround happened and is there hope and encouragement for the journeyman FPL manager to cling onto here? Let’s find out. Read More

Pottys Predictions September 25, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football Pottys Predictions Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football Pottys Predictions Gameweek 6

Pottys Predictions FPL Champions LeagueWell Pottys Bookie’s was mightily impressed by the response to our Mwk 5 Competition as 47 of you entered and in doing so put some much needed money into the till, I invested these takings in a polar fleece as I am bloody froze after returning from warmer climes last Thursday.
Onto this weekends beauty so let’s play…. Read More

Fantasy Football Tips September 23, 2014 posted by

Kops Fantasy Football Tips Game-week 6 – Differentials

Kops Fantasy Football Tips Game-week 6 – Differentials

kops-tips-001We probably say this every season, but it really does feel as though it’s taking a long time for things to settle down in this season’s FPL. Take a look at the defences and you’ll see that Southampton, Villa & Burnley have all kept three clean sheets but in all honesty you’re unlikely to have fielded Villa & Burnley defenders in all of the games in which they kept clean sheets. The midfield has proved a little more straightforward but picking forwards has proved a nightmare with Diego Costa the only big hitter to consistently deliver. All this combined is making it difficult for fantasy managers to build a side they are happy with for more than a week! And we’re going to complicate things for you even further as this week we have decided to take a brief look at a number of differentials whom we feel could deliver over the coming game-weeks. Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks September 23, 2014 posted by

Captains Picks Gameweek 6

Captain’s Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 6 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15

Captain picksWe’ve all been there. “If only there were two of me.” Your multiple selves could alternate going to work or if you’re workaholics get a job each and rake in twice the pay. You could step out onto the tennis court and practice both your serve and return in the same exchange. Heck, you could even become the next Proclaimers. With so many benefits, is it any wonder Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection?

Last week two FPL bosses, we’ll call them Joe and Joel to avoid confusion, were locked in a Banterbury H2H battle. Joe was riding a wave of euphoria after bagging Jamie Vardy’s 21 points. He’d surged up the global rankings and life was good. Sipping on a caramel macchiato he then smugly checked his duel with Joel and was jolted back into his chair in a fit of contorted agony, his face burning with searing hot coffee. His nemesis had Vardy too, but the news was much worse than that…

He’d captained him.

So, what’s even better than a high scoring FPL player? One that’s doubled. As Tina said. ‘It takes two baby’.

Of course, that never happened. No-one in their right mind would’ve captained Jamie Vardy, but it’s the moral that’s important. Here are my top 5 in order for GW6. Read More

Fantasy Football Fixtures September 19, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football Fixtures Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football Fixtures Gameweek 6 – Fantasy Premier League 2014

Your weekly ‘Fixtures’ article is having an overhaul! Nothing drastic but we feel that it may be easier and more pertinent to concentrate on the next three fixtures of each team rather than spread it too thinly over six fixtures. Time moves so quickly in fantasy terms and a hot property now may be a dead duck come five weeks time so we are going to keep it tighter, which may hopefully be of more use to you. We will still display the next six fixtures for each team in the fixture tracker graphic but in our analysis we will look at the next three as a priority for the time being . Read More

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat September 20, 2014 posted by

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Game-week 5

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Game-week 5 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15

Photo 23-11-2013 11 44 40The deadline bell has rung and your decisions are now final! This could actually be a tough week for fantasy managers. A lot of the usual, ‘obvious’ candidates are away from home and even those that aren’t have difficult games on paper. Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton, Man Utd and Chelsea are all on the road while Swansea and Man City are at home but are by no means guaranteed anything, facing Southampton and Chelsea respectively. QPR and Stoke kick us off at 12.45pm in the early Saturday game and even that ones hard to call given the inconsistencies of both. We then have five 3pm kick offs and the day is rounded off as West ham host Liverpool in the evening game at 5.30pm. Sunday sees Leicester vs Man Utd and Spurs vs West Brom, both at 1.30pm followed by two 4pm games as Everton host Palace and the big one of the weekend that sees Man City square up to Chelsea.

Keep track of all the action, the goals, the talking points, right here at FF247 Live Match Chat, an interactive chat which encourages you to keep involved and share your thoughts and emotions as the matches take place. Read More

Fantasy Football 247 FPL Team September 18, 2014 posted by

FF247 Team Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 5

points-gameweek-4-fantasy-footballGW4 went pretty well for us as we scored 64pts, 12pts above the average. Bearing in mind we captained the benched Raheem Sterling, who’s 30min cameo produced just 2pts for us, we were relatively happy, if somewhat annoyed with Brendan Rodgers! Our main performers were Fabregas, Costa and Di Maria late on in the gameweek, while Aguero chipped in with a goal and Alderweireld grabbed us a clean sheet on his debut. Poor returns from Mannone, Moreno, Wilson, Siggy and Welbeck were disappointing, but everyone has players with low scoring weeks and are part and parcel of the game, so no need to panic on those ones and we look forward to GW5 with confidence and excitement. Read More

Fantasy Football Team Talk September 19, 2014 posted by

Team Talk Fantasy Football GW5

Team Talk Fantasy Football GW5

Intro
Welcome to GW5 and it’s at this point that the leagues are starting to take shape, both in the Premier League and also in our own little fantasy world. Whether your captain choice made or broke your GW4, it’s time to move on, re-focus and knuckle down to the joys that await us this week. It’s a lovely short 2-day gameweek that kicks off Saturday lunchtime as QPR and Stoke hope to put disappointing defeats behind them at the Loft. Four 3pm matches follow as Arsenal travel to Aston Villa, Burnley welcome Sunderland, bottom of the table Newcastle host Hull and Southampton go to Swansea. A lively night under the east end lights at the Boleyn awaits Liverpool. Sunday sees the remaining four matches – Leicester host a rejuvenated Manchester United at the same time as Spurs take on West Brom before Everton play host to Crystal Palace at Goodison. But the best is saved until last as Manchester City do battle with Chelsea at the Etihad – Pellegrini vs Mourinho, Kompany vs Terry, Yaya vs Fabregas, Silva vs Hazard and, of course, Aguero vs Costa. It’s gonna be massive, it will be huge, it may well be the match that decides your gameweek. Bring it on!
Without further ado, let’s go Around the Grounds and see if Jose tries to hoodwink us again! Read More

Fantasy Football Tips September 16, 2014 posted by

Kops Fantasy Football Tips Game-week 5

Kops Fantasy Football Tips Game-week 5

kops-tips-001With the Champions League having kicked off it means we are now into the season of rotation and it started last weekend with many fantasy managers suffering a kick in the teeth as Brendan Rodgers chose to rest Raheem Sterling ahead of the visit of the mighty Ludogorets on Tuesday night. What this goes to prove is that that fantasy football is a squad game and that over the coming weeks and months those cheap bench players we all own are likely to become more important. Slowly but surely we are starting to see patterns develop which should in theory make our decisions much easier to make, but let’s be honest, sometimes the more information the more difficult it is to make a decision! So just to make things ‘easier’ for you we have below outlined a number of players whom we feel can deliver over the coming game-weeks. Read More

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