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FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team; The Season Wrap Up

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team; The Season Wrap Up

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team; The Season Wrap Up

Welcome to FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team; The Season Wrap Up.
GW39…. What’s the opposite of teambuilding?

We’ve all been there; be it at school, at Cub Scouts, at work or as part of a sports team. Some bright spark decides it’s raft building day in the naive hope that this somehow will strengthen bonds and ties and bring you all together into some sort of seamless unbeatable unit. Cue 11am on the edge of a freezing river and there are two distinct schools of thought already at play. The alpha males are out in force with their lofty ideas, staring one another down whilst some others stand back shrugging their cold shoulders with indifference and some others are cowering under the trees hoping nobody notices that they are even there. Some begrudged give and take occurs and an hour or two later a hybrid version of the plans is seemingly under way. Or so it appears anyway, planks are placed, planks are sneakily replaced, ropes are tied, ropes are deviously untied. Eventually the thing looks seaworthy and is pushed out on it’s voyage. Half way across the lake it looks like falling apart and casting it’s entire occupancy to the depths but ultimately the crew see the bigger picture and finally begin to work together to ensure they make it to the other side.

GW38 Round up
We shall begin as ever with our usual analysis of last week which saw us finish on 67 points, 16 above the overall average of 51. But without boring you to tears with the detail, 4 players performed (TAA, Mane, Kun (c) and Zaha), with a total of 52 between them, you can do the math and probably fill in our swear words to describe how the other 7 fared.

GW38 Team In Full;

Final Standings
The above resulted in our 15th green arrow since GW19, which may sound fantastic but it was a slow and steady rise to say the least! We were 84,654th prior to that and ended up at 5,757th come the end, with 2,406 points overall. We achieved our highest season rank in GW38 itself which is always a good point at which to peak, and we beat our best ever overall rank, albeit by just a couple of hundred places. Anytime you set off on this journey the hallowed (for whatever reason!) Top 10k seems to be a reasonably accepted aim for success, we prefer to think that to beat your own personal best, be that 5k or 50k or 500k is a more reasonable target to set yourself. To that end, and with that excuse placed conveniently in our pocket, we achieved our goal.

Mini-league wise we don’t play in many, in fact the only two we even look at are the FF247 Contibutors League (the writers / wider team) and the Ryder Cup (GB&I vs the MLS lot). We won the former which is always pleasing, as it keeps them all in their place and we came 2nd in the latter, which was a bit disappointing but we beat the Yanks as a team so every silver cloud and all that.

Apparently we won the FF247 Division One Head-to-Head league too, gaining promotion in the process. Although we must admit (sorry Elle!) we hadn’t even noticed we were in it!

See you next season!
We appreciate it’s a bit of a pointless article, but who cares and all that, we just wanted to give you the final synopsis given as we know that many do follow it with interest along the way, and we are grateful to everyone who does.

We have an interview article in the offing with Pele (not that one!) who won the FF247 Regulars League and then after that we shall probably take a small but well earned break as we recharge our FPL batteries ahead of next season.

See you all soon!

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  1. 1
    inittowinit says:

    ***NEW ARTICLE – FF247 SITE TEAM WRAP UP***

    Perhaps the most pointless article of the season but we just wanted to draw a line under it all.

  2. 2
    Kralin says:

    Not pointless at all (to me, anyway) – more a testament to the strength of reasoned group thinking. Zaha instead of Mitrovic towards the end was a good call.

    Terrific OR.

  3. 3
    Kralin says:

    Also I’d be interested to hear from anyone who copied the site team each week: what was your OR? I think the final placings, if a score is equal, are determined by the speed with which you enter the competition – so the lower the number of your side, the higher you’ll be at the final reckoning.

    I realise nobody will ever answer this. Maybe this thread is the space for pointless postings.

    • 3.1

      Kralin,

      Not to speak out of turn but I’m quite sure that on at least one occasion, and for obvious reasons, the transfer decision was late so I’m not sure if anyone was able to copy EXACTLY what the boys did. Also, you might consider that with all the best intentions the same transfers may have had to be done at different times which might not have been achievable cost-wise by a ‘copier’.

      • Kralin says:

        Yes, that’s another angle. Maybe serendipity played its part. The copier missed out and had to get someone else: who then performed better (and ultimately led to their side having a better OR).

        There’s a story out there somewhere.

        • Can’t wait to read it if you’re writing it 😉

        • inittowinit says:

          I’m pretty certain someone admitted to doing exactly that in the final weeks: they copied it as best they could then couldn’t make the same move due to a price change a few weeks out but ended up higher as a result. Or at least they did that week, I don’t recall them saying where it left them in the end exactly. I’m sure you’ll know who I mean but I won’t name him. He’ll probably come forward later once he’s finished doing his hair.

        • Kralin says:

          It’s an interesting pitch for a new weekly article – I copy the site team. I’d offer to do it but as I don’t copy the team it would be a tad dishonest (not that it really matters). One one level it would be quite funny – the site team appears, then another article in which the copier pretends to deliberate over their team, then concludes ‘I did what the site team did’.

          But I fear it may become stale with repetition. There would have to be some sort of fictional angle, an element of the uncanny – that despite copying the side, how the copier’s score was slightly different. That could lead to an investigation, a few leads, people being bumped off mysteriously, a femme fatale or two, a final meeting with Mr Big. Lengthy shadows. Then maybe a downbeat ending, the sedated copier wrapped up in a straitjacket, dumped in an asylum, screaming for the new site team in a sound-proofed room. Finally having to think for themselves, when all is lost.

      • inittowinit says:

        GP, I’d imagine it’d be very difficult to do so as the transfer timings can be all over the shop. Generally we try and do them just prior to the article going up but I’m sure on at least one occasion we’ve done an early one days before when a player has been due to go up or down. There were other occasions when we did an additional one after the article due to injuries. We do our best to communicate that in the comments if we do.

        Overall I wouldn’t recommend it as a strategy though as we generally do the transfer prior to publishing on a Thursday which means 60-70% of the pressers haven’t even been heard at that point and it’s at least a day out from the deadline. Which can be fraught with danger, as Firmino reminded us both a few weeks back.

  4. 4

    NOT a pointless article at all.

    For one thing, someone clearly had unresolved team-building day issues which they needed to get off their chest. So well worth it.

    Lovely rank as well FF247. Congratulations. I’ve always got a keen eye on what the great minds come up with collectively.

  5. 5
    constantine says:

    Congratulations FF247 team. Awesome rank to end the season. I can just dream of somthing similar. Hopefully next season. Cheers.

  6. 6

    Thanks fellas for the article and the season full of them and sorry I wasn’t about the last few weeks to laugh at CDLS suggestions for the site team. Funnily enough, it was the Zaha move I believe I copied from the site team. I usually never copy a move on purpose, but I hadn’t been paying too much attention and was in need of a transfer so I looked to see what the site team had decided and said to myself ‘works for me” ….worked a charm.

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