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FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW2

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW2 DODGED A BULLET All that tinkering and furore ahead of GW1 and we didn’t even select the most obvious player. But we had our reasons and we felt justified, although watching Salah open up with a hat-trick was a tad galling for us and no doubt all of the other non-owners out there. In retrospect we probably got away with it better than most as we scored 59pts vs an average of 50. Captain Aubameyang opened up with a rare goal on his travels and 7pts (doubled) is acceptable and far from a failure. Mitrović on the other hand was a complete shocker as he couldn’t even claim a start and got just 27mins off the bench. Our secret weapon Tyrick Mitchell was a definite win though as he bagged a clean sheet vs Saints, while Van Dijk at least combined his comical d...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2. Last week’s ‘Capos’ article began as follows, “Captain choices often make or break a game-week, nail it and you can be in the forties before you even begin to look at the rest”. How apt this was as a certain Mo Salah went and smashed home an opening day hat-trick and all those ‘lucky’ managers who gave him the armband grabbed 40pts. Those who contributed last week were bang on the money as all the players they included brought home the bacon (or at least some lardon). Although the worst was GP. (Just saying). No pressure on those tasked with contributing to this week’s article then! Hoping to see men with whole pigs on their backs striding up hills etc (apologies veggies…). Let’s see what ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Diary 2020/21

Fantasy Football Diary 2020/21 ‘It’s only GW1, son’. So much has happened since I last put pen to paper. To give you some background, I am a distinctly average FPL manager who seemingly fails to learn from his mistakes, but on the flip side I try not to take the game too seriously, I love a punt and have been known to captain full-backs too many times. From a personal point of view I am happily married with five children, 3 from my current, 2 from my Welsh ex. We live just outside Bath where we relocated to after a fun eleven years in sunnier climes was suddenly brought to a crashing halt due to work blowing up leaving us penniless and having to live with the in-laws for what can only be described as the worst five months of my life. We now live in the same village as the outlaws, but a fe...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 1 Welcome to Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 1. We hope you enjoyed your long summer break. Ahem, let’s try that again. Anyway, you get the picture. We hope this finds you and all your loved ones relatively safe and well. And welcome back to Live Match Chat. For those of you new to it it’s basically our version of Soccer Saturday but without any annoying flat earthers, big nosed scousers or smarmy Scotsmen. Oh, hang on… The new season kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with a newly bullish Arsenal taking a trip to see whether Fulham learned any lessons from the last time they mixed it with the big boys. This is followed by just the one 3pm game as Palace host Southampton. Saturday finishes with the Champions Liverpool welco...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW1

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW1 Knee deep in… It seems like only yesterday that we were picking our GW38+ team… oh, hang on. Well, we might not be refreshed but we are certainly back regardless and much like many an FPL manager we have been struggling to find those dirt cheap defenders, whilst being knee deep in premium mids and wondering how on earth we then go about accommodating the Manchester contingent once they bother to grace us with their presence. Let’s go and see how we have decided to tackle it all, but first a quick recap on how last season ended for us: 2019/20 Result Could have been better, could have been a lot worse. We wrapped up the season in GW38+ with 65 points. That saw us get a small red arrow but we only dropped a few thousand places. Overall we landed at ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1 Captain choices often make or break a game-week, nail it and you can be in the forties before you even begin to look at the rest, fail it and that 2 or 4 pointer just stares back at you all week long, haunting your very being. It’s probably the one decision you flip-flop on the most too, especially when you own 2 or 3 of the (seemingly) obvious picks for that particular week. It’s crystal ball time really but it can also be an informed choice, you simply need to learn to live with the consequences, but if you can back up your decision with some solid logic then that often makes it easier to accept the outcome. Which is why we do this article as we aim to give you some solid info and reasons that you can hang your hat on. What to expect ...[Read More]

FPL Tips Gameweek 1

FPL Tips Gameweek 1 2019/20 had it all, VAR, Covid-19 and Liverpool won their first title in 30 years. What can we expect from 2020/21? Well neither VAR nor Covid-19 have gone away. Neither have Liverpool! Can they repeat last season’s heroics? I’m not so sure, but that’s for another day. What of FPL? Apparently, the prices have gone up and we can’t afford all of the players we want. I must be suffering from Déjà vu. In all seriousness though, we moan about the prices at the beginning of every season and once GW1 starts, we find something else to moan about. Something else that never changes is my hatred of writing an intro, so onto the main show… Goalkeepers & Defenders Historically I always treated goalkeepers and defenders separately. However, what invariably happens is I end ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Fixture Analysis Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Fixture Analysis Gameweek 1 No pressure! Here I am with the first of the ‘traditional’ articles run at FF247, at a time where there is still great upheaval from the ‘C’ word – by ‘C’ word, I, of course, mean Covid-19 and not the politician who first comes to your mind! However, at least we have the benefit of the return to three substitutions, along with a more normal-looking – albeit delayed – calendar. That is great news to me anyway, as that crazy period when the league restarted, where I was also on holiday and had less FPL focus, saw my rank plummet to the worst finish in seven years. So, looking ahead – as we particularly must do at the moment – I trust you are all ready for the rollercoaster that will no doubt be the season?! Not that there has been much of a wait! ...[Read More]

Harry and Lloyd’s Fantasy Predictions GW1

Harry and Lloyd’s Fantasy Predictions GW1 Welcome to Harry and Lloyd’s Fantasy Predictions GW1. We’re back for the fourth instalment of our (game) weekly predictions competition. In a world that has become anything but predictable, we like to remain your constant. That familiar place you visit. Come rain, shine or global pandemic, we’ll be here for you, offering up t-shirts and a virtual pat on the back when your superior foresight lays waste to those around you. The road ahead is long, 38 game weeks (subject to change), but, for those who stay the course, there is the chance that you too could join the growing list of former champions. The names DenPerryDidIt, Coys9, and Tornado are the ones to look out for, for these are your former champions and they have bookmakers the leng...[Read More]

PROMOTED TEAM ANALYSIS – WEST BROMWICH ALBION

PROMOTED TEAM ANALYSIS – WEST BROMWICH ALBION West Pereira Albion – Preview 2020-21 West Bromwich Albion are back in the Premier League! Only two seasons on from finally being relegated after eight consecutive years struggling for points in the bottom half of the table of England’s top flight, they are back. After losing the Championship playoff semi-final to Aston Villa on penalties two seasons ago, they took no such risk this term clinching direct promotion by finishing in second place whilst being the second best in the league for goals conceded and joint second for goals scored. This means they’ll either qualify for Champions League by finishing in second place this year or that they will be the second team to get relegated! I suspect they won’t be listening to the Champion...[Read More]

FPL Devil’s Advocate

FPL Devil’s Advocate Season 2, Episode 1 Welcome to Devil’s Advocate. Smash and I have reunited and decided to have a bit of a tussle over his FPL team again this season. We promise that no tea cups will be harmed in the making of this article. Hopefully his team will also address some of the concerns that you may have and I think that what you will find is that it is OK to be unsure. Being ready to adjust as pre-season continues and paying close attention to little details are the makings of a strong FPL manager. As you will see, Smash is seemingly changing his mind mid-sentence. 😉 Just kidding, sort of. Anyway, let’s get to it. Team Smash Keepers Mito: OK Smash, I am not going to waste too much time on your keepers. I mean when someone spends 8.5mln on two players they ...[Read More]

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2020-21

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2020-21 Guess who’s back, back again…. With the FPL season getting closer and closer to starting it is of course time for Bore Off to also kickoff. I have gathered three of my esteemed colleagues: GP of Scottish fantasy fame, Rosco of FPL fame and… Cookie. I asked for the site members to provide any questions they wanted answering, and did they ever! Some really great stuff was asked and hopefully this edition of Bore Off can provide you with some good answers to said questions. I want to send a special thanks to Smash, Stone Frog, Tornado, Silvers, Chipster and dennisim for providing the bulk of the questions, they basically wrote it for me. Well, without further ado, let us see what the boys had to say. Thanks for readin...[Read More]

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