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Feb Monthly

Post by The Elkmaster » 04 Feb 2012, 10:38

4th February 2012 - 2nd March 2012

Invested the full amount of my sQuid account into this month :D
1 team :P

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 04 Feb 2012, 10:41

Going to b a tricky one, very few obvious routes except the painfully obvious. Snow may play its part

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by The Elkmaster » 05 Feb 2012, 08:35

Made a decent enough start with my team, 69 points, 4 transfers in the first day.
Checked the leaderboard this morning to find I've only just crept into the top 200.
With the facility to check how many transfers others have used, admittedly I've only taken a snapshot of those above me, I'm amazed at the amount of transfers people have used in the first day alone :?

Or am I missing a trick? Is the "catch me if you can" approach the best way to play this game?

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 05 Feb 2012, 09:07

Hi Elk, with Blackburn reduced to 10 and Arsenal in full flow, twas always likely so highish scores for anyone who moved them on.
Catch me if you can is definately one way to approach this 30 tran-frenzy. If you do manage a hat-trick which most miss, its hard clawing back and with so few standout fixtures this month, a speculative approach could hit. 4 -10 used seems the norm.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by The Bear » 05 Feb 2012, 09:37

Definitely found having a fast start is must - 30 transfers hard to shift in a short month too .
Plus with Sunderland having an extra game the move from Arsenal to Sunderland was very appealing.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 05 Feb 2012, 09:53

Bang on. Leader already on 117. This has the look of a feeding frenzy. Today tricky.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by dead parrot » 05 Feb 2012, 11:32

The Bear wrote:Definitely found having a fast start is must - 30 transfers hard to shift in a short month too .
not sure that will always be true. There are so many opportunities for transfers in this game, which makes all the options complex.
January was defined by the two Dempsey hat tricks and although that pattern could be repeated by RVP , his greater popularity makes it unlikely to have a similar effect.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by The Elkmaster » 07 Feb 2012, 21:12

Don't think I've quite got the hang of this, 99 points and way off the pace!
Hats off to anyone who wins these monthlies, too many transfer opportunities for me (interferes with my drinking times, especially Sundays). I'll plod on and see where my team finishes, I'll class a top 100 place as a victory and accept defeat gracefully. Good luck to you guys with loads of teams, the work you have to put in to be succesfull in this game, you deserve every penny you get out of it. Hopefully I can win a fiver on the way and have another go in March!

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 08 Feb 2012, 09:55

Does extra time and penalties count in this game? Canae find 'owttabowt it in the rules

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by The Bear » 08 Feb 2012, 10:03

mephisto wrote:Does extra time and penalties count in this game? Canae find 'owttabowt it in the rules
Striker told me that extra time counts but not the pen shootout - im happy to go with that

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 08 Feb 2012, 10:38

ok Bear..ta. I may check with H.O.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by Striker » 08 Feb 2012, 10:47

mephisto wrote:ok Bear..ta. I may check with H.O.
You reckon that I just guessed. :wink:

Rang the help line and after speaking to someone who wasn't sure of the extra time rules was passed over to the organgrinder who assured me that scoring included extra time but not any shoot out.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 08 Feb 2012, 11:08

every little extra helps

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by oldbigead » 08 Feb 2012, 18:12

Extra time is gonna make the clean sheets a little bit tougher.

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by The Elkmaster » 10 Feb 2012, 17:39

The Elkmaster wrote:Hopefully I can win a fiver on the way and have another go in March!
:D I did, I presume it was this team anyway!

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by Stoneybatter » 26 Feb 2012, 17:56

Congrats to Eoghan. Beat me in to 2nd by at least 10pts I reckon. :cry:

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Re: Feb Monthly

Post by mephisto » 26 Feb 2012, 18:24

Well done to the big E. 4th or 5th in the end.

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