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Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 30

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 30 Another green arrow!! How did we manage it you may ask? Basically by doing nothing and watching the GW implode on itself. In one of the FPL weeks to forget, we managed to fly up the overall. Well maybe not so much fly as crawl up the standings. 32 miserable spots was what we managed, but hey, that is certainly better than dropping. So we went from 2554 to 2522. But perhaps better than the green arrow, was the fact that we managed to save a transfer heading into GW30. So let’s give a quick recount of where our team went on vacation in GW29. In goal we went with David Ospina. Luckily for us the Colombian was one of the few that was able to rake in a bit of points. Originally we had Foster in there, but after some debate we opted for Ospina. Foste...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 29

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 29 A green arrow!! Drop the confetti people we have finally broken the red arrow streak. After suffering from a run of disappointing weeks we returned to the side of the colour spectrum we prefer. Although it was a small bump up the standings it was still well received. We managed to land in 2554th place after a climb of 208 spots. How did we perform this small miracle? Well let us tell you all about it before we head on over to our team for the upcoming week. In goal we went with Ben Foster. Like many we were left disappointed with the West Brom defence. Frankly it was hard to not picture a clean sheet. The Baggies specialize in defending and Aston Villa specialise in looking ridiculous when attacking. Oh well, at least Ospina didn’t outscore Fos...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 27

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 27 The pain that was GW26 is over and frankly said, good riddance. Another tough week for the FF247 team and surely this could lead to some sackings. Maybe we can find a LVG type to help with our team selection? Or perhaps Mourinho can help us learn how to deflect blame a bit better. Not sure what we have to do, but this has to turnaround quick. We dropped 864 spots in the overall and are now in 2631th place. That would be a ranking that we should be immensely proud of, but we all know that after seeing the penthouse inside the top 1k, it is hard to go back to just a nice room. So with that said let us access what led to our problems this past GW and put some of our non-performers under the microscope. In goal we had David Ospina. Once again he did not ...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 26

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 26 Last time out brought us some midweek fixtures and a headache with it. As we saw our team drop 513 spots into 1767th spot in the overall rankings. However we are thankful as our score of 46 was 6 above the average of 40, so the blow could have been a lot worse. After a bout with trichotillomania during the GW, nothing like running a quick review of how our hair is all but gone now. So onto the GW that was before we discuss what our plans are for GW26. In goal we returned the Colombian David Ospina. Unfortunately what seemed an easy clean sheet vanished into the middle of thin air. As Arsenal surrendered a goal to lowly Leicester. Our back 3 was formed by Jones, Terry and PvA. Jones did really well in the 4 minutes he was out there. Better than that, ...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 24

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 24 So after playing our wildcard we were hoping for a bit of a climb up the overall. Luckily enough we managed a solid score of 80 points, which was easily higher than the average of 46. This allowed us to climb 547 spots landing us in 1236th place and hopefully putting us in a position to jump back into the top 1k. Three of our players made the dream team for the game-week and although our wildcard was not a smashing success, it was definitely still a positive for our team. Besides there wasn’t too many wise semi flightless birds (Init) that thought to bring in Jon Walters before his 19 points with their wildcard. Even though we didn’t count on the Stoke grey haired somewhat Irish-ish Englishman, mid-ish/forward to score a scruffy hat-trick...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 23

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 23 Although we barely scored above the average of 52 we managed to gain 193 spots in the overall and now sit in 1783th place. After 3 straight red arrows, a green one even if only by a bit was well received. That slight uptick in the standings leads us straight into the use of the wildcard. We are so excited! We usually fight discuss one transfer for several days. You can imagine that the fighting discussion over 15 open spots will not be the easiest. And just when we thought we were all set, Emre Can decides to stick his leg right underneath Costa’s boot. Damn you Can! Damn you! Oh well, our decision on our Spanzilian friend will come later in the article and since I know you have not looked at the screenshot before reading this, we will save tha...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 22

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 22 Wow. It’s tough at the top! Despite registering a respectable 69 (-4) and outscoring the average by 13 points we still managed to slip back 332 places overall to find ourselves in 1,976th. We blame Hazard. And Sanchez. Although we owned both. More on those two scampsters later.  We very nearly wildcarded last week and it was a close call but instead chose to wait and took a small gamble on a hit to get Kane and Hazard. Kane delivered for us but it was Hazard that hurt most which is quite ironic as the reason we took the hit was in fear of Hazard hurting us massively if we didn’t have him and he went off on one. As he can do. So despite having some decent scorers in our midst this week it does go to show what a difference nailing your capt...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 21

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 21 Last year was good to us and then this new year started. Perhaps our site team decision makers partied a little bit too hard welcoming 2015 or they just simply had an off day. It was not a pretty sight as 7 of our 11 starters managed 2 points or less. But if we needed any more rubbing it in on how bad the week was we had George Boyd staring from our bench…oh the shame! 42 points was the average for the week and we only secured 36 so it was a quiet day in the FF247 offices. We dropped 662 places and now sit in 1644th place in the overall. With two straight GWs in the 30’s and GW ranks in those said weeks being over 2 million, there was noise of the wildcard coming to the forefront to repair some of the damage. But cooler heads prevailed an...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 19

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 19 All 10 fixtures in one day is the way we like it. With such a quick turnaround, there is no time to mope around and contemplate destroying your team because a Frenchman decided to stick his head somewhere other than between a woman’s legs. It was a high scoring game-week for many and the FF247 site team was not about to be left out in the cold. So let’s get around the grounds and see what our starting 11 produced. In goal we had trusty Joe Hart. His hands are the best around, we particularly like it when he goes out to punch a ball, sooooo secure in the air. Transitioning over to our defence we put the microscope on our SUPER HIGH priced jewel Leighton Baines. Frankly the only thing we can say about our relationship with him is that we ar...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 15

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 15 It’s a happy and chipper FF247 camp that brings you this week’s Team review and plans for the future as we had a great GW14. We scored 82pts in total (net 78 with the 4pt hit), which produced another set of green arrows for the team, while our two transfers, Alexis Sanchez and Stewart Downing, paid immediately for the hit. We massively beat the average score of 49pts and, like many did this week, we got our captain correct! It really was another Sergio Aguero masterclass which made our week as his two goals, assist and maximum bonus points in City’s 4-1 win at Sunderland returned 32pts. Who needs Diego Costa eh?! Well we do this week, but we’ll come to that later. The midweek gameweek had a good feel from the beginning as clea...Read More

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 7

Fantasy Football FF247 Team Gameweek 7 GW6 turned out pretty well in the end as we recorded an above average score of 52pts. Like many teams, our star-studded midfield were useless – Sterling, Di Maria, Fabregas and Sigurdsson provided just 9pts between them – it was certainly one of those strange FPL weeks! Captain Costa did his thing, ably supported by Aguero – both notching a goal, while keeper Mannone and defenders Wilson and Taylor all recorded clean sheets. We weren’t alone in being let down by the Southampton defence – that was our home banker for a clean sheet!! So, all in all, very satisfying – we have moved up to position 15,793 which puts us in the top 0.5% in the world.

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 thi...Read More

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