Author Archives: padful

Don’t Be An FPL Hipster (by PadFul)

Heading in to the international break before GW12 we are starting to learn some things about this season. Which players to get in, what players are worth keeping, and that maybe clean sheets are not totally gone from the league. All these things suggest some kind of consistency is emerging and the season is beginning to make more sense. However, in juxtaposition with this growing clarity is points hit madness and transfer mania in the FPL community.

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Post -4pt Hit Disclaimer

There comes a point in everyones’ FPL season when you have to make some tough decisions that have the potential to bite you. Whether to chase an in-form player or drop someone after one too many blanks, there is usually a sacrifice involved to make things fit.

To bring you up to speed with my team, I had an injury crisis in GW3, with 4 players injured, 2 players no longer getting starts for their teams and several seriously underperforming. At this stage my team basically consisted of Ibrahimovic and Agüero providing all my points. Between them they kept me afloat at 850k overall rank.

So, with news of Agüero’s ban, and with a rubbish team in hand, I wildcarded. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. Continue reading

My GW1: The False Psychology of Rage Transfers (by PadFul)

In my inaugural gameweek of the 2016/17 season I managed a hugely underwhelming 45pts against the average of 44pts.

This left me with an overall rank of 1,366,857th, languishing around the significantly below-average areas of all of my mini-leagues (136th in the Surgeons’ league), and the loser of my first two h2h matches*.

In other words- I had a certified stinker. Continue reading