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Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 07 Apr 2017, 19:36

Eddie Elbows wrote: I was involved in the dust up for the starting XI prize a couple of years ago eventually finishing second or possible third. Why don't you tell us what your team is? It's possible that some FISOers will know the players you're up against so we can all enjoy the thrill of the chase.
As per Eddies proposal and the run into the business end of the season, I shall be updating this topic as the points roll in.

As of right now the team "Nova Scotia" is residing in 8th place with a score of 1443. The less said about its overall position, I rather neglected my teams before Christmas so could have been a lot higher up overall :lol:

Anyways down to business the Starting XI for this team in a 451 is as follows

De Gea

Valencia
Bertrand
PVA
Cook

Hazard
Eriksen
Mane
Barkley
Sanchez

Aguero

Somewhat disappointing that Mane is now out for the season so effectively playing with 10 and probably 9 unless PVA is back shortly. A lot of work to do being 40 points behind the lead but 3 points off 4th and just 20 points from climbing into 3rd and a money spot.

Lets see how my luck pans out :shock:

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby murf » 07 Apr 2017, 20:53

So... where did it all go wrong in the proper comp? ;)

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 07 Apr 2017, 20:57

murf wrote:So... where did it all go wrong in the proper comp? ;)
not making transfers during October/November/December

had the intention of swapping Aguero to Lukaku after he got suspended, never did, of course Lukaku then gets a hat trick

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby jjmatadormc » 08 Apr 2017, 16:33

Can anyone be bothered to work out the perfect starting XI?

I know it's exceptionally unlikely anyone will get the 100K for it, but there are no Mahrez or Vardy types that would be impossible to pick.

Sanchez, Ali, Erikson, Hazard, Cahill and Lukaku will definitely be in.

Gibson and Keane are probably there based on points per million.

I suppose Son will be there or thereabouts after today, he would be a tough one to pick out.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby brencarr » 11 Apr 2017, 21:50

I've had a quick look, here's my offering ... happy for it to be improved upon, £49.9m and total points of 1,759 .... as you say, the problem is the top scorers are all the most expensive players, no cheapies around to help out. (I'm sure this can be bettered :) )

Heaton BUR 2.7 95

Alonso CHE 3.8 147
Azpilicueta CHE 4.3 147
Cahill CHE 4.1 146
Keane BUR 3.0 120

Sanchez ARS 6.0 210
Alli TOT 5.0 198
Eriksen TOT 5.2 181
Hazard CHE 5.8 185
Snodgrass WHM 3.6 132

Lukaku EVE 6.4 198
49.9 1,759

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby SPR » 12 Apr 2017, 07:48

Was Alonso available at the start of the season?

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby garyp1155 » 12 Apr 2017, 08:04

SPR wrote:Was Alonso available at the start of the season?
No Dave was playing left back and ivanovic right

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby SPR » 12 Apr 2017, 10:10

garyp1155 wrote:
SPR wrote:Was Alonso available at the start of the season?
No Dave was playing left back and ivanovic right
That doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't available but he'd be unlikely to be picked. What I was asking was whether he was a Chelsea player at the start of the season.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Maldini » 12 Apr 2017, 10:27

He wasn't.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Eddie Elbows » 12 Apr 2017, 11:41

He wasn't even on the bench for the first three games. First sub appearence week 7, first start week 8.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Maldini » 12 Apr 2017, 11:50

Signed him on 30th August.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 15 Apr 2017, 00:57

Currently sitting in 7th, brought the overall lead down to 36 points but I spy a fellow FISOer who has leapfrogged me into 5th

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby BLOCKHEAD » 15 Apr 2017, 11:17

This competition has taught me a very important fantasy football lesson....

NEVER get excited about a West Brom block :cry: :oops:

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 15 Apr 2017, 17:51

come on City in what could be quite a good day

Turns out to be a bad day, dropped 2 places

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 18 Apr 2017, 01:00

Decent finish to the weekend with cleansheets for Utd and then a Sanchez goal, sees me move up into 6th spot.
If these combos can keep producing should hopefully see me moving in the right direction

33 points off the top spot but just 16 from catching 3rd

1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1562
2 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1548
3 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1545
4 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1544
5 Richard Neave middle of the road 1541
6 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1530
7 MARK BUTTERWORTH MIXALOT FC 1526
8 greg cowell Lily mae fc 1525
9 Andrew Hickman Totty Too 1525
10 John Warren Rooneys Looneys 1522

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby thebillfella » 18 Apr 2017, 13:40

Having an ever present and performing defensive block certainly helps over the course of the season.

Good luck - brings back good memories!

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Gonzague » 18 Apr 2017, 20:17

I'm up to 18th in this. Shame Fonte moved to West Ham as that's cost a few points over the season.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 23 Apr 2017, 19:35

Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1607
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1582
3 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1581
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1577
5 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1574
6 Darren Taylor - Kid 1572
7 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1572
8 MARK BUTTERWORTH MIXALOT FC 1569
9 Darren Taylor - Art 1560
10 John Warren Rooneys Looneys 1559

A productive game week sees me climb up to 4th, how costly is Valencia not playing going to be
That lead is slowly coming down

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Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Maldini » 23 Apr 2017, 20:11

I believe that's Mr Spinynorman in 5th.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 25 Apr 2017, 21:19

Maldini wrote:I believe that's Mr Spinynorman in 5th.
maybe Spiny would care to join in the topic if he is said person

tonight could be interesting with just the one game... I fear for those around me and the potential of having Cahill and Costa

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 25 Apr 2017, 21:37

that Bertrand goal could be big

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 25 Apr 2017, 22:40

wizardoffire wrote:Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1607
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1582
3 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1581
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1577
5 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1574
6 Darren Taylor - Kid 1572
7 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1572
8 MARK BUTTERWORTH MIXALOT FC 1569
9 Darren Taylor - Art 1560
10 John Warren Rooneys Looneys 1559

A productive game week sees me climb up to 4th, how costly is Valencia not playing going to be
That lead is slowly coming down
Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1617 +10
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1600 +18
3 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1591 +10
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1591 +14
5 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1584 +10
6 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1583 +11
7 Darren Taylor - Kid 1582 +10
8 Darren Taylor - Art 1570 +10
9 James Anderson Depeche Goal 1569 +10
10 James Anderson Beaucoup Fish 1569 +10

Mixalot had a score of -1 and Rooneys Looneys stayed the same (no Chelsea or Southampton players)

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 26 Apr 2017, 23:01

Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1617 +10
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1600 +18
3 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1591 +10
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1591 +14 (Hazard 10 and Bertrand 4)
5 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1584 +10
6 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1583 +11
7 Darren Taylor - Kid 1582 +10
8 Darren Taylor - Art 1570 +10
9 James Anderson Depeche Goal 1569 +10
10 James Anderson Beaucoup Fish 1569 +10

Mixalot had a score of -1 and Rooneys Looneys stayed the same (no Chelsea or Southampton players)

Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1620 +3
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1612 +12
3 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1600 +16
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1599 +8 (Eriksen 7 and Sanchez 1)
5 Darren Taylor - Kid 1596 +14
6 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1595 +12
7 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1592 +1
8 greg cowell Lily mae fc 1589 +43
9 Andrew Hickman Totty Too 1589 +43
10 Darren Taylor - Art 1582 +12

A couple of new names zoom up the leaderboard with what can only possibly be Spurs/Arsenal blocks
The Anderson teams gained just 1 point likely with Sanchez
Either way these few games are allowing for potential starting XIs to be worked out and that overall lead is suddenly coming down

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Spinynorman » 27 Apr 2017, 22:21

I've only just today had a heads up (cheers murf) that I was anywhere in this comp. I really had no idea that my team lying in 14,494th place was doing a little better in another league.

I'm all nervous now. :shock:

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby murf » 27 Apr 2017, 22:22

Thought you were just playing it uber cool.

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 27 Apr 2017, 22:23

Spinynorman wrote:I've only just today had a heads up (cheers murf) that I was anywhere in this comp. I really had no idea that my team lying in 14,494th place was doing a little better in another league.

I'm all nervous now. :shock:
care to share your team?

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Gonzague » 27 Apr 2017, 22:29

wizardoffire wrote:


Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Giles Thomas Thomas Tigers 1620 +3
2 Richard Neave middle of the road 1612 +12
3 Chris Beasley Aphrodite's Child 1600 +16
4 Mark Hammond Nova Scotia 1599 +8 (Eriksen 7 and Sanchez 1)
5 Darren Taylor - Kid 1596 +14
6 Paul Ash Eto'o And The Bunnym 1595 +12
7 Dave Green BAHAMAS 1592 +1
8 greg cowell Lily mae fc 1589 +43
9 Andrew Hickman Totty Too 1589 +43
10 Darren Taylor - Art 1582 +12

A couple of new names zoom up the leaderboard with what can only possibly be Spurs/Arsenal blocks
The Anderson teams gained just 1 point likely with Sanchez
Either way these few games are allowing for potential starting XIs to be worked out and that overall lead is suddenly coming down
That's Mr Gonzague to you sonny!

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Spinynorman » 27 Apr 2017, 22:33

Aphrodite's Child

Liloris
Alderweireld
Baines
Dawson
Mcauley
Hazard
Alli
Barkley
Phillips
Aguero
Lukaku

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby Spinynorman » 27 Apr 2017, 22:34

murf wrote:Thought you were just playing it uber cool.
I am many things but never cool. :mrgreen:

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Re: Chasing Starting XI Glory

Postby wizardoffire » 27 Apr 2017, 22:36

seems we have quite a fiso run in for this compeition :o


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