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Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5 Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 5! Proper football cannot come back soon enough. Fantasy football Twitter has dried up to the point that people are now analysing the difference Liverpool’s new specialist throw-in coach has had on the players’ throws. Apparently Andy Robertson can now throw to 69% more of the field than he could before. Some things are better left unanalysed. If there is anything worse than an international friendlies break, it is an international break where the ‘friendlies’ are dressed up as competitive matches. At least with friendlies I did not care when England lost, but this new league left me somewhat disappointed on Saturday night when Spain walked away victorious. Bring back friendlies, I say. That way the English could h...[Read More]

MLS Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer GW29

The small round is over. It wasn’t what many fantasy football managers were hoping for, as New York City FC suffered their first home defeat when New England Revolution managed only their second away win of the season, through a first MLS goal from Wright. Without playing this week, Atlanta United became the second team to clinch a playoff place, thanks to DC United dropping points.   Gameweek 28 Review   It wasn’t a great start to the mini gameweek when the only DGW team, NYCFC, were shutout at home for the first time this year by New England Revolution, who needed just one goal to walk away with the three points and leave the Blues empty handed. In the second game they did slightly better, with a very late equaliser by David Villa to earn a point after Wayne Rooney had earlier ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Fixture Analysis Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football Fixture Analysis Gameweek 5 Welcome to Fantasy Football Fixture Analysis Gameweek 5. An international break is of course one of the most frustrating times as an FPL manager as we reflect on a good, bad or indifferent game-week just gone and have a fortnight to fight back or continue momentum. In between many of our assets are away on international duty and our hopes are that fatigue, excessive game time or injury do not come back to bite us. Especially for those of us who have made early transfers! This week’s Fixtures will be slightly different in that we are just going to concentrate on those teams featuring in the Champions League or Europa League. The draws for both competitions were made over a week ago and now the teams and their managers will face selection headach...[Read More]

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19 International break time can only mean one thing, it is ‘Bore off’ time. This time around we have brought some fresh faces in while still keeping one from the old guard. Smash makes his second appearance on GABO, you will usually find him on Team News covering pressers where he is always fighting with Wolves & Watford and misspelling Doucouré, much to Frenchie’s delight. Kralin makes his debut. I haven’t crossed paths often with Kralin on the boards so I asked someone to describe him for me and this is what he told me. “18th century gentleman. Puts on a full 3 piece suit and top hat before siting down to comment on the site. Probably has a butler to type his words out for him.” Kop is b...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Diary – Game-weeks 3 & 4

Fantasy Football Diary – GWs 3 & 4 Welcome to the second instalment of my FPL diary. Going into Game-week 3 I sit in 240,686th place having scored 79 & 80pts in Game-weeks 1 & 2. Not a bad start, better than usual to be fair, but it could and should have been better. A time for patience or a time to be aggressive? Hmmm we shall see! On a personal front, our move to the UK gets closer and at the time of writing I am winning the box-packing contest with the Mrs by 10-0. All our flights back to the UK are now booked – no turning back now. Pretty sad but great for the kids and that’s the focus. The lead up to GW3 is pretty uneventful. I genuinely don’t enjoy this time of the season as the early wildcarders take over and build great looking teams which invariably makes one env...[Read More]

MLS Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer GW28

Another big double game week is behind us. As expected there were quite a few rotations, which led to the usual frustration of single game week players like Rusnak (20pts), Vela (19pts) and Kreilach (18pts) outscoring many of the chosen DGW players like Valeri (5pts) and BWP (2pts). Nevertheless, we witnessed 55 goals including six braces and a hat trick. The highlight of the week went to Seattle Sounders, making a season longest winning streak (8) in the post shootout MLS era. In the meantime, one of their prominent stars, American soccer legend Clint Dempsey, announced his retirement. He finished with more than 150 goals as a professional, plus 57 more with the USMNT. Among those professional goals are 72 while playing for Fulham and Tottenham, the most by any American in an overseas lea...[Read More]

The Very Hard FF247 Quiz #1

The Very Hard FF247 Quiz #1 Okay Ladies, Gents and the Inbetweenies, it is our pleasure to offer you the first of an occasional series of quizzes to entertain you during the International breaks or when I’m bored and have nothing better to do. Usual format is for 10 questions ranging from the child’s play for folks like Elle and Init, to the bloody ridiculous to keep the likes of Ivan and Cookie awake at night! Now here’s the thing, we need you to post your answers in the same order as the questions; we know it’s bleedin’ obvious but we’ve seen you handle Harry & Lloyd’s…….. Any questions that you have no idea about you can either leave blank or use italics for a wild guess. As we slowly get the correct answers I might start giving out some clues for the tricky...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW4

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW4 Green arrows, we see green arrows! Our 62pt haul has lifted us to 134,896 from 283k. Good progress. Our defence was again the highlight with Robertson’s clean sheet and Alonso’s assists – both also scored maximum bps while Mendy chipped in with a single bonus point despite conceding at Wolves. Salah capo was ok, could have been more, but he is solid again. Josh King even scored for us and Tom Cairney and Firmino got involved with an assist each. Hamer, Kun and Mkhi did nowt and we won’t even name the brainless Everton midfielder. Last Week’s Result What have we done this week? Sold Richarlison; Bought Lucas Moura Ah, that surprised you, didn’t it? You were all expecting we’d make the obvious and boring move to Walcott. Yes you were. Admit it. Why ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4 Hello everyone and welcome to Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this – writing for this site, that is. But I think I’ve got my hands properly on the home row of the keyboard, and I think that I’m ready to add unnecessary letters to common words again. All that’s left to do now is to just do the work. Here’s the thing though, the work ain’t easy this year, is it? Just look at the league table. Granted, it’s a limited sample size, but just look at it. If you’d have bet that Watford would be Top 4 going into September, you could’ve made yourself a nifty little profit there. And West Ham, seemingly buying some key pieces to bolster their squad, sit dead last. C’mon. The only thing that even makes sense anymore i...[Read More]

Harry and Lloyd’s Predictions GW4

Harry and Lloyd’s Predictions GW4 Welcome to Harry and Lloyd’s Predictions GW4. Gameweek 3 is finally over and it saw City drop points, Arsenal finally win and Jose Mourinho demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Must be wanting to pay homage to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!). Some very high scores this week as most fixtures went the way we expected with people even getting correct scores in most predictions. This week saw the first use of our tiebreaker as there was a tie for 1st between Smash and MattX (I swear I didn’t fix it!) on 15 points but Smash edges it due to guessing closest to the minute scored (58’) with his 26th minute prediction compared to my 11th minute prediction. In 2nd place was COYS on 14 points and in 3rd were a number of guys, namely Chipster, Goal Machine, Fre...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4 Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 4! It’s already Tuesday evening or beyond. GW3 has drifted by and, unless Mitrovic was in your team, it probably left you feeling slightly… flat. There’s now an air of routine to proceedings. Reality even — many gameweek scores dropping below 50 and flurries of 4-point hits have begun to set in; talk of Wildcarding has already surfaced on the FF247 boards and hollered above the gunshots in a certain Colombian neighbourhood. Transfers aside, there’s an ever-present ingredient in almost every recipe for tear-free gameweek success, exemplified by Salah-vs-Agüero debates and their GW2 returns: the captaincy. After a Friday night of drinking and aimless FPL deliberation, you can only pick one player to take back h...[Read More]

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