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Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19

Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19

International break time can only mean one thing, it is ‘Bore off’ time. This time around we have brought some fresh faces in while still keeping one from the old guard.

Smash makes his second appearance on GABO, you will usually find him on Team News covering pressers where he is always fighting with Wolves & Watford and misspelling Doucouré, much to Frenchie’s delight.

Kralin makes his debut. I haven’t crossed paths often with Kralin on the boards so I asked someone to describe him for me and this is what he told me. “18th century gentleman. Puts on a full 3 piece suit and top hat before siting down to comment on the site. Probably has a butler to type his words out for him.”

Kop is basically old furniture here at GABO. He is an original on this article and anytime he is not busy fighting with anyone who has a positive outlook on life we are happy to have him.

Ok, enough of the intros, let’s get it on!

Thanks for reading Grab, Avoid or Bore Off! – Fantasy Premier League 2018-19. This article was written by Mito21




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  1. 1
    inittowinit says:

    ***NEW ARTICLE – Grab, Avoid, Bore Off…***

    A firm favourite of many returns with a couple of old hands and a new… old hand. A warm welcome for his debut on an FF247 article to one of our newer friends Kralin.

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  3. 4
    RedKev says:

    Good work guys! Love all the articles (so big thanks to all the other writers/contributors too) but always look forward to GABO!!
    Glad you asked the keeper question….I’ve been going over that in my head for last week or so! I’ve decided on two 4.5s myself with the same thought that they will get more save points and bonus than the big guys …secondly they save £0.5!
    I’ve tried to set my team with as nailed as possible players, couple of decent bench players to cover rotation/injuries and will (hopefully) be using the majority of FTs to rotate Zaha/Arnie & Mitro and my 2 keepers!
    I’ve been a bit OCD and planned in advance my keeper rotations so that they never play any of the top 6 or so, pretty much just playing the expected bottom half each week….and should only (again…hopefully) take 2 fts over the season!
    I’m depending on Ricki dropping 0.1 so I can afford them though!!
    Good plan?

    • 4.1
      Kralin says:

      Sounds absolutely fine.

      Which midfielders are you planning to get – Richarlison, Salah…?

      • RedKev says:

        No …had to drop Salah unfortunately, brave or stupid …time will tell!
        Have got Hazard, Mane, Moura and Ricki! Moura only real concern but he’s looked like he’s playing as part of a front 2 from what I’ve seen and I’ve got Shaw and Obi as cover! Can easily swap him to Miki or Bilva depending on who gets the most gametime!

        • Kralin says:

          I think that the next four games can be seen as a sort of spurt to the relative calm of the next IB. Or in my case, hobbling slightly, bandages starting to unravel and flap around.

          If not owing Salah really starts hurting – which it could – then you can repair the damage in that fortnight’s break.

        • RedKev says:

          Well …there were plenty of great players from the 90’s who performed amazingly while bloody and bandaged so think of it as a nod to Ince and co.
          Yeah, if Salah starts to hurt me I can get him back easily enough with 2fts… hopefully he’d have dropped price a little bit by that time too!

        • Kralin says:

          I remember watching the international (on TV) when Butcher actually started looking like a butcher, such was the amount of gore.

          Either that or someone who had taken a head shot.

          That may have been the end of the 80s, though.

        • RedKev says:

          Yeah remember that too although it was in my primary school years so only vaguely … makes Neymar’s antics, despite his skill, look so much worse when influenced by those types while growing up ….ahh back in the day smile

      • RedKev says:

        How’s your team looking…staying away from the WC?

        • Kralin says:

          I am, though I thought about it. My main issues are King, B Silva, and not owning Alonso.

          Have 2 FTs so Alonso’s coming in. Probably D Silva as well though I have a slightly crazy impulse to play B Silva once more.

          Either that or B Silva to Neves, enabling Tomkins to Alonso and thus bringing the crucial three together in defence.

          Have another week to overthink things.

        • RedKev says:

          Still feel Bilva and Dilva will get similar points over the season …Dilva is getting older and Pep will prob slowly integrate Bilva to take over from him in the future.
          But yeah…Alonso is essential imo and not having him could hurt as much as no Salah ….do what u gotta do to get him in, think Gross was the only mid in his price range that came close to his score last season

  4. 5
    Qwkliduzzit says:

    Entertaining read – thanks, everyone. Cheered me up after a mediocre fantasy score this week…

    Also liked the revised tracker table featuring the European matches. Come thick and fast, don’t they? Makes you wonder how certain we can be about PL starting XIs when those tough midweek games have to be negotiated too.

    • 5.1
      Kralin says:

      It’s a cross we all have to bear. An alternative would be to cram our sides with nailed players from mid-table sides.

      One of my worries is my bench is useless at the moment going into the European games. I’ve got the injured Tomkins and absentee Peltier both sat there, in a manner of speaking. I could do with a miraculous return to fitness and favour happening but in the likey event of neither happening may have to address this sharpish.

    • 5.2
      inittowinit says:

      On this weeks upcoming Fixtures article Cookie talks all the European hurdlers through in depth.

      Chin up on the FF score, there’s always this week. And then another 33 after it! We all have a poor one from time to time, just more of a sh1tter when it comes at a time that you have 2 weeks to sit on it.

      • Qwkliduzzit says:

        Hehehe. Thanks Kralin and Init. Overall I shouldn’t complain about my position (135K) after GW4, but it feels slightly deflating after starting off GW1 with a score in the 90s.

        My bench has not only Peltier but also the mighty Hudson-Odoi whom everyone was drooling over in pre-season (a bit like we did over Wan-Bissaka, except at least he plays – when he’s not been red-carded). I don’t think I can afford to spend valuable FTs to sort these – unless they start to really leak value. They’re just going to stay there as my makeweights, allowing me to concentrate on fielding a good XI most weeks. Eventually I’ll fix them whenever I get to use my WC. OF course, this depends on how much I get steam-rollered by injuries, suspensions and rotations…

        • Qwkliduzzit says:

          Yep, point taken, Cookie. It would be remiss not to make some plans for the inevitable rotations…Thanks, and hope the relocation blues are short-lived.

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    Didn’t get by the first question sorry Smash and Kralin.

    Kop was talking about dropping the Scotland Captain and that was it for me.


    (Nice work you lot, that was fun!)

    • 6.1
      Kralin says:

      I am advocating the same thing, though that’s very specific to my own team. In an ideal world I’d have all three.

      My biggish call this week is whether to move out Robertson for Alonso. I’m not so much worried about Liverpool’s fixtures, more the rotation that I think will happen in week 6, looking at their schedule.

      Or to drop my City midfielder (or Walcott, if he’s still ill) and upgrade Tomkins to Alonso. That at the moment is marginal favourite with me.

    • 6.2

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