Fantasy Football The FF247 Community Team
What is it they say about a camel being a horse designed by committee? Well we wanted to see if we too could create a camel from well, a few donkeys actually, but let’s not be harsh and name names. You know who you are!
The inaugural season was always going to be one laced with teething problems but we are dealing with them as best we can and as diplomatically as we can. The Nobel Prize is in the bag we feel. We try to take an open view on all matters relating to our team and do what the people want or as close as we can get based on the voices we hear. Not in our heads, the other ones we mean.
The purpose of this article is to simply provide a refresh and a reminder as to our progress so far and encourage continued participation going forward. If you have participated in any of our voting thus far, then thank you. That’s what it’s all about.
The story so far
From selecting our budget distribution to a preferred formation to filling the positions player by player in GW1, it was something new, different and exciting. We enjoyed it and let’s be honest, it was something else to focus on after we had all torn up our one hundredth draft and rated our own two hundredth team! We were then set for Game-week 1 with this:
We were bang on the 34 average for that first week.
Just one man remains within our current squad. Guess who?! Riyad Mahrez has undoubtedly been our player of the season. There are a few names to cringe, squirm or wince at there, with hindsight of course.
We have 587 points in total.
Currently we reside in position 527,351 of 3,564,851 (within the top 15%)
Team Value: £99.9M. Money in the bank: £2.8M. Overall value: £102.7M
We have made 9 transfers so far and only twice have we voted to save a free transfer and have two to use the next week.
Our Wildcard was used in Game-week 5.
All other chips are still to be used.
Lowest overall rank was in Game-week 2 where we fell to 1,762,749.
Highest overall rank was in Game-week 10 of 214,372.
Game-week 8 was our highest individual point scoring week where we scored 95.
Game-week 1 was the lowest where we managed 34.
The biggest evolution so far is the streamlining of our voting system by using the independent ‘Strawpoll’ site and its ‘one-tick’ voting system which has proved very popular amongst voters and counters alike! This system has made the whole process of voting much more enjoyable and since its introduction, voting has increased immeasurably and as much as trebled some weeks. We pray this feature remains available to us otherwise Calvin Clyne is going to have to dedicate himself to setting up something similar for us having found Strawpoll for us originally.
Where we are now – GW13
This is how the squad looks ahead of GW13.
Clearly not in the prime of it’s health! But at the same time it may get by on crutches. Or a zimmer frame at least. Fear not though as said walking aids will be administered this week in the form of transfers and luckily we have two of those so it should be a fun week of voting on how best to get this sorry lot up and running again. Keep an eye and ear out for the polls in the comments below in the coming days and help nurse us back to health.
Remember, much like everything else for this team, when we use any of our chips is up to you. If you feel it is a good time to play one, let us know and if we think it merits a vote, we’ll do just that. They have to be used sometime!
We welcome any of your views. If you can see an improvement or a change, please bring it to us by commenting under the FF247 Community Team tab on site here or on twitter @ff247communityteam where all comments are replied to. Remember it is your team and your continued support which is keeping this thing going.
We’ll leave you to check yourselves how we compare to the FF247 site team so far…
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