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FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW9

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW9

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW9

Welcome to FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW9. It was a bitter sweet sort of week last time out. The big ‘bring Kane in vs Cardiff at home’ plan went a bit awry, but many of you won’t particularly want reminding of that having done the exact same thing and spending the best part of a week trying to forget that you did. That was the bitter part anyway, oh and we captained him too… sorry, you Kaners did too didn’t you (we’ll stop reminding you, promise). The sweeter part was that we brought in Hazard for Salah and he duly redeemed the situation a bit with a goal, an assist and the now (almost) customary 3 bonus points. The rest of the team tried their best to pull their ‘Kane weight’ to be fair to them. Patricio excelled at the back with points all over the shop and whilst Alonso and Robertson did nothing in the attacking sense they did at least bring home the bare minimum in clean sheets. Further forward Fraser got us an assist and Richarlison a goal. Our perennially ‘on the block’ striker Josh King continued to defy our knife wielding with two goals of his own and 3 bonus points, which all felt simply like a very welcome ‘V’ sign in our direction! In fact, other than Kane (sorry), only Vardy and Obi-Wan Benobi delivered the dreaded 2 pointer (technically less in Kane’s case, sorry).

We ended up on 70 points which was a healthy 20 above the overall average and 8 above the top 10k average. Despite the seemingly good margins it still only meant a relatively modest green arrow which saw us jump up 25k from 145k to 120k. As opposed to going the wrong way though we shall gladly take it.

Last Week’s Result

We go in into GW9 with 1FT and £1.5m in the bank to play with, let’s go see what shenanigans this weeks committee meeting brought us…

This week’s transfer:
Given that the plan was always a quick ‘in and out’ with Kane, and then back to Aguero again, this week’s vote felt like it should be a formality. That was until the votes came in anyway… We somehow managed to get four completely different ones, only one of which conformed with said plan. As well as one person suggesting almost four moves on their own, none of which were Kane to Kun! For the record the suggestions were:

  • Kane to Kun
  • Hold the transfer and do nothing
  • Lucas Moura to David Silva
  • Vardy to Lacazette or Vardy to Firmino or King to Mitrovic or Stephens to Lerma

And there was still one more vote to come in, seemingly now the deciding one. Fortunately the one left is a bit of a fiend for forward planning and so went away and did some analysis and came back with his conclusion complete with pages of nearly indecipherable scribbling with the ‘probably all too familiar to most FPL’ers’ set of ticks, crosses and arrows –

“Basically, we are in a bit of a striker conundrum as we probably need to recycle the whole lot of them at some point soon! Lacazette possibly needs to come in at some point but can perhaps wait until GW12, King needs to exit by GW11 ideally and Vardy’s fixtures are actually ok (despite what Matt tells us on Fixtures this week!) but he probably needs to go to fund Lacazette. Mitro is ideal for the next few but I also fancy Arnie for points and maybe over a more sustained period, but probably only after this week. Kane could stay but basically we need that small price difference to allow the rest of the moves to happen in the next few weeks plus Kun will be widely captained this week and is massively owned and so from a self preservation point of view that’s the best move for us this week, I feel. Oh, and Moura needs dealing with at some point too.”

And breathe….

Whether any of the panel actually read any of that, or indeed followed it, is open to debate but it was at least enough for one of the others to change their vote. And so Kun for Kane was the final verdict. And seemingly a plan (of sorts) for future transfers had been formulated, so not all was lost in the hours of planning and debating that lead full circle to the original suggestion / plan from last week! Who said FPL was supposed to be fun again…?!

As so to confirm we have: SOLD KANE & BOUGHT AGUERO

The Team In Full…

CAPTAIN – AGUERO, VICE CAPTAIN – HAZARD

“The vice-captain should ideally be someone who we actually own…..”

As if to prove the point that we speculated on above one of the panel managed to vote for Lacazette as this weeks vice-captain! We can but despair and perhaps feel equally sorry for those who actually rely on this piece for some sort of FPL guidance!

Those who did manage to stay awake / pay attention voted (marginally) in favour of Hazard to back up our inevitable choice of Aguero as captain.

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  1. 1
    inittowinit says:

    ***NEW ARTICLE- FF247 SITE TEAM GW9***

    Just for Danny… well ok, not just for Danny, but we appreciate that he’s interested enough to always enquire.

  2. 2
    roccerfeller says:

    Fantastic write up!

    I think I’m going to make the same move after deliberating about it.

  3. 3
    KP says:

    Wildcard active. 0.1 in the bank. Any suggestions appreciated. Need help to turn this season around.

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    • 3.1
      Jamie Mc says:

      Very nice team there KP.

      If mane is injured what about transferring him for erikson and changing Bennett to Doherty.

      Or mane to kdb.

      • KP says:

        That’s some really good suggestions there. Just worried about lack of liverpool coverage with their fixtures. Do you think its worth getting Salah for Mane?
        If yes, who should I downgrade or am I better off with the current team?

    • 3.2
      Chipster says:

      The starting XI is great, but the bench is very thin. Let’s hope you don’t need to call on them much :grin:

      Swap Stek out for Button (BRI) as there’s a possibility he will start in place of Ryan during the Asian Cup in January (Ryan will surely be called up by defending champions Australia), so that may give you two playing keepers for a short time, which could be useful.

      Keep an eye on Stephens (BHA) who is on the verge of dropping in price to £4.3M, so could come in for Masuaku and save some pennies (and has nice upcoming fixtures too).

      If Mane is out, then Shaqiri could perhaps deputise (to maintain some LIV attacking cover). But hold onto the cash so you can easily swap Shaq out for Mane (once fit) or perhaps KDB (once fit).

      Finally, I’d consider maybe downgrading one of Robbo / Alonso / Mendy. I know they were the template triumvirate in the opening gameweeks, but I’m not convinced you need three premium defenders now that bargains are beginning to emerge elsewhere (e.g Doherty, Brighton defence). Saying that, I’m not sure the liberated cash would be enough to do anything significant, except maybe get a second playing keeper to cover any poor fixtures for Patricio, or some cash to upgrade Mitro to Arnie in a couple of weeks perhaps.

      Anyway, good luck with finalising your WC team and I hope it pays dividends for you :smile:

  4. 4
    Jamie Mc says:

    Sensible transfer by the site team.

    Made my mind up at the start of the international break that my transfer would be alli to mane.

    How can a outfield player be unavailable by a thumb injury?

    Settled on deeney to mitrovic.

    Just waiting on the pressers before confirming.

    Captain kun this game week.

  5. 5
    Chipster says:

    Haha, great article guys. Always insightful (and not always in a good way! :P ) to hear about the ‘behind the scenes’ shenanigans that go on in deciding the fate of the site team. All those conflicting opinions, and impassioned arguments for the different options is eerily reminiscent of the inner dialogue I have in my mind each week trying to fathom the best moves for my little chipsters :smile:

    I’m currently on a WC and, as usual, the novelty of unlimited changes has worn off and worn me down by now :manic: I can’t wait for the deadline so I’ll be forced to lock my team in and get my life back again :grin:

    Anyway, here’s the latest draft, with £0.0 itb. Please let me know what you think people.

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    • 5.1
      Jamie Mc says:

      Chipster, you could squeeze £0.5m by selecting a cheaper goalie.

      Maybe change Doherty to Bennett might squeeze another £0.5m.

      You could then change Pereira to luiz or upgrade king to Arnie.

      • Chipster says:

        Thanks for the suggestions Jamie.
        I’m happy with Pereira given his advanced playing position and the chance of more attacking returns. Also very much wanting to stick with Doherty for his attacking returns (also, I got him at £4.4M so I wanna ride his price rise as far as I can).
        Agree that Fab > £4.0M is an easy £0.5M gain. I’ll ponder that one.
        Re: King > Arnie, that was my plan in a couple of weeks (either King or Mitro > Arnie), but was hoping to be able to downgrade Sterling to KDB by then to free up funds.

    • 5.2
      inittowinit says:

      A lot depends on Mane news there Chips. I’d defo want Arnie for King though or at least leave funds to do it next week.

      • inittowinit says:

        Apologies, you answered the King issue above to Jamie.

      • Chipster says:

        Good point Init. If Mane is out, I could do King > Firmino and Mane > Fraser to get similar coverage (albeit then dependent on Fraser’s injury flag).

        However, I read on an earlier thread that Salah is expected back, so I may go back to the drawing board and try to fit him in instead of Mane…

  6. 6
    AC Kop says:

    Great article, gives me some food for thought every week! So I was pondering whether to WC but have taken a -8 hit to get rid of Kane mainly but now thinking should I just hit that WC button?? What are your thoughts? Thanks

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