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Fantasy Football Interview; A league winner on a mission…

Fantasy Football Interview; A league winner on a mission… When one focuses on the country of Norway, they immediately may think of the beautiful fjords, or maybe the Midnight Sun, Christmas trees, trolls or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The more aged of us may recall ‘Maggie Thatcher, your boys have taken a hell of a beating’ while millenials may be more familiar with trade deals with the EU. But if I said ‘Fantasy Football’ your immediate thought would probably not be Norway. However, it was one Norwegian who lit up our Regulars League this season, winning the coveted title by 34 points. In fact one look at his season stats and the list of accomplishments are almost as impressive as a Messi or Ronaldo résumé. I am of course talking about Fabian von Harling, but you will know him as ThePeleO...[Read More]

FPL Interview – Plans & Strategies

Fantasy Football Interview – Plans & Strategies Welcome to Fantasy Football Interview – Plans & Strategies. As we all continue to tinker with our squads and work out how to include as many of the top players as possible we thought it would be helpful and interesting to pick the brains of some veteran and well-known FPL players. By veteran I mean by way of experience in playing FPL, not in seniority in years! I have to admit to being quite excited at getting our selected panel together – between them they have numerous finishes in the top 1k, throughout the season they spend hours helping others with sound FPL advice as well as entertaining thousands on their various sites or twitter with merciless banter and wit. Allow me to introduce them to you. FPL Fly – Fly has be...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Question Time

Fantasy Football Question Time Welcome to Fantasy Football Question Time, the second of our post-season interview articles. I have the great pleasure in being joined by six regular FF247 members who you will be very familiar with. But our guests have not being selected just because you know them, but because each one has had a very special season in FPL, with all six recording their best ever season in terms of overall rank. Let me introduce them to you – first on the couch is our Liverpool supporting enfant from Vermont, RedVT. Next up, also from the other side of the Atlantic and Harry Kane’s biggest fan is Pancho. To make this a truly global article, we visited Thailand, not just for the hell of it, but to visit ex-pat Colonial. Back to European soil and our third guest is F...[Read More]

Inittowinit – he’s one of our own

Inittowinit – he’s one of our own Now the season has finished and we’re all twiddling our thumbs as to what to do for the next several weeks, we thought it prudent to reflect on a strange, fun season by interviewing someone most of you are familiar with. Some of you know him as Inittowinit, or Init, or Inuit, or Cock, or maybe you have another more private term for him! For those not familiar with Init, he was one of the original founders of FF247 and to used to write the Fixtures article as well as contributions on all other articles. He is a busy chap with a young family yet finds time whenever possible to comment on the boards, offering help, advice always mixed with an appropriate amount of banter. What many of you won’t appreciate is the ‘behind the scene...[Read More]

It’s Delicious in Mauritius, an FPL interview

It’s Delicious in Mauritius, an FPL interview Welcome to It’s Delicious in Mauritius, an FPL interview. Every now and again the fun jobs turn up and I managed to bag the best one yet. All in the name of work you understand. Boris Martin is probably not a name you are familiar with – he plays FPL, is a Liverpool fan (zzzzz) and is a contributing member of FF247 on the boards, where he appears under the guise of Derek Sr. Boris or Derek, or Bo Derek as I have renamed him (Google it if you’re too young to understand) lives in Mauritius – if that’s not good enough then our new friend is having an exceptional season as he sits in 618th place. I therefore suggested to the powers to be that Bo Derek needed interviewing and that it had to be done in person! They agreed, so before they ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Question Time

Fantasy Football Question Time Welcome to Fantasy Football Question Time. A break from FPL can lead to many things – DIY, taking the loved one away for a Valentines treat, more productivity at work – or in my case a chance to catch up with some of the wisest brains in the FPL world. Sadly for you that meeting will stay private, but after that I had the opportunity to meet with four other FPL gurus. All are unique in their own special way, yet all provide valuable opinion for you to feed on. Our chat was enjoyable and fun and covered predominantly the current issues surrounding FPL managers – ie the blank game-weeks coming up (GW26 & GW28). We also touched on a couple of other issues. Let me introduce them to you – first up is the lesser-spotted Floydeth, who run...[Read More]

Playing the DGWs with no Wildcard

[three_fourth padding=”0 20px 0 0″] Embed from Getty Images [/three_fourth]Many will be reading this with a wildcard in their pockets, comfortable with not having to hit for DGW players leading up to DGW34 & 37. That’s nice for you, I’m truly happy for you, honest!! Sadly, my wildcard pocket is empty though I do still have my Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips to use over the next few weeks. For a quick summary, I played my Wildcard in GW21 for a couple of reasons – my rank was shocking, the deficit to my mini-league leader was too much, there were 5/6 players I didn’t own who I wanted to own, but let’s face it, the main reason I played my wildcard was because I possess no patience – never have done and likely never will do. Though I will hold my hand up and admit that wi...[Read More]

In an FPL panic? Here are some wise words….

In an FPL panic? Here are some wise words…. It’s been the strangest start to an FPL season that many of us can remember, with experienced managers’ rankings taking a huge beating after just four game-weeks. Many managers with a ranking in the top 2mln are actually considered to be doing “ok”,  while others have already hit the wildcard button and some FPL Chips have been played with some differing results. Big name players have not performed, Chelsea are leaking goals, the so-called Gooner dream midfield has yet to register a goal, United look like they will never score a goal again, Liverpool looked a solid defensive unit until the Hammers smash and grabbed a convincing victory at Anfield – and in the meantime City are strolling along happily at the top...[Read More]

Life is a breeze for the top Portuguese

Life is a breeze for the top Portuguese The season may be over, but the memories are still fresh and for one FF247 member, it was an amazing season. Alberto Mendonca, best known to us as Albertini led his team Celtinha to 2,354pts which resulted in an overall global ranking of 113. His final gameweek score of 49pts saw him reach 113 which was fittingly his highest position of the season and also led him to win the Portuguese league and finish 2nd in the FF247 league. Albertini has been a solid and much loved member of our community, regularly contributing on the message boards, both asking for thoughts on his transfer plans and also willing at all times to help others. It is with great pleasure that I met up with Albertini to discuss his brilliant season.

FPL life is a hoot and not all black for NZ Alex

FPL life is a hoot and not all black for NZ Alex We are thrilled and honoured to welcome a very special member of the FF247 community into headquarters today. Alex Ball, or as he is more affectionately known to us, NZ Alex, has agreed to sit in the interview chair, for the very good reason that his team “Owls Rule” is having a barnstorming season. Currently 100th in the world, yes you read that right, 100, Owls Rule have 720 points, leads every mini league he is in, bar just the one and this is all without playing his wildcard yet! Pretty special stuff eh? And we make no apologies for saying that it always feels that bit more special when “one of our own” is riding high in FPL – it also means we can grill him more extensively! On that note, let’s explore...[Read More]

Interview time! Four key FPL questions answered. Part 2

Interview time! Four key FPL questions answered. Part 2 With still over three weeks to go until the start of the season I admit to having had a small play with my team, but struggling to get the likes of Fabregas, Costa, RvP, Sanchez and Yaya all in without having ten other numpties in my squad. I want 15 options for my squad, not a bench full of the cheapest nobodies who, even if they do play, will contribute nothing. This is driving me mad, the constant tinkering, the hours of changing formation and personnel every day only to end up with something that is worse than what I started with. Does this sound familiar? Well, fear not, for I have asked some well-known fantasy football superstars to help us. For our sanity I have called on some mates to help us on what we should be doing with so...[Read More]

Interview time! Four key FPL questions answered. Part 1.

Interview time! Four key FPL questions answered. Part 1. With still over three weeks to go until the start of the season I admit to having had a small play with my team, but struggling to get the likes of Hazard, Costa, RvP, Sanchez and Yaya all in without having ten other numpties in my squad. I want 15 options for my squad, not a bench full of the cheapest nobodies who, even if they do play, will contribute nothing. This is driving me mad, the constant tinkering, the hours of changing formation and personnel every day only to end up with something that is worse than what I started with. Does this sound familiar? Well, fear not, for I have asked some well-known fantasy football gurus to help us. For our sanity I have called on some mates to help us on what we should be doing with so much ...[Read More]

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