Click on transfers. Click on the underperforming player(s) aka the ”Snakes”. Check prices. Is there enough money in the bank to make the transfer(s)? Should you take negative hit(s) or save up a free transfer by waiting until the following gameweek? Financial musings; risk and reward. The Economics of Fantasy Football decisions.
Whom to captain; The unlocked Pogba or the rising Son? Hazard, (caution) or a rash punt on Rashford? The celebrated Salah or a handy Andy Robertson? Arsenal’s peer-less Pierre or a solid Kepa for keeps? Mane, Sane or an insane gamble on Kante? Crucial thoughts behind the choice of captain. The Psychology of Fantasy Football decisions.
On your bench is a midfielder who scored 15 points and is first pick to come in. One of the players in your starting 11 has not been included in his club’s starting line-up. It looks as if you are about to receive 15 points off the bench. Then the player in your starting 11 is brought on as a sub, 2 minutes before the end of their match. You receive 1 point. The agony of Fantasy Football decisions.
The player you have captained has surprisingly not been picked to play. You are raging and feeling unhappy. Then on the next day, the player that was auto-selected as your vice-captain bangs in a hat-trick for 20 pts, doubled up to 40 when the gameweek is completed. The joys of Fantasy Football decisions.
Welcome to 2019. It has been a rollercoaster of a season so far. Our PFLEF classic and head-to-head leagues remain as competitive as ever. Before proceeding further, let’s acknowledge those FPL managers who have excelled in the past 3 months.
October Manager of the Month – Chris McIvor chomped up 217 pts with his ‘Bite of Suarez’ team in League 1.
November Manager of the Month – Dot Tinkerman channeled his inner Ranieri on the way to 286 pts in League 2A.
December Manager of the Month – Pascal Charles copped 421 pts with his Ankop FC in League 2B.
And now a reminder of how the various leagues have been set up for this season.
*Top 4 in League 1 qualify for the Addicts Champions League organised by Billy Lea
*Bottom 20 in League 1 get relegated.
*Top 10 from League 2A and Top 10 from League 2B get promoted to League 1.
*Top 8 in the PFLEF Head to Head League qualify for the knockout rounds.
17 gameweeks to go, there is still a lot to play for. The screenshots capturing the state of play in the leagues are found below.
Top 10 in League 1 (Contenders for Top 4)
Contenders for the knock-out rounds.
PFLEF Draft Classic League
PFLEF Draft Head to Head League
FootieFantasy Money League
League 2A Promotion Candidates
League 2B Promotion Candidates.
See you all next time. Have a Fantasytic 2019.
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