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CptPugwash wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 00:34
I presumed that over half the teams that were in the top 50 would go Brazil Block, so there was absolutely zero point for me to go Brazillian block. So I've just fallen even further behind. IMO it was a gamble I had to take.

The very very last chance saloon was moving into Belgium big time & hoping they thrape Japan then Brazil. As usual that went tits up. No clean sheet, nothing for KDB, Hazard or Lukaku - at least they went though. Now all i need is a 10-0 win over Brazil.

Polishing the magic coin in readiness for deciding which defenders from tomorrow i'm filling my teams up with.
Hard to bet on the Swiss when they haven't managed a clean sheet in the group stage and now miss Schar and Lichsteiner. I guess they have the benefit of Lang being cheap. If I had to bet on a block to save my skin it would probably be England, just in that it has the highest upside. whichever of Switzerland and Sweden goes though isn't all that likely to get past the winner of England and Colombia, let alone the winner of Croatia and Russia. England to me have the most chance to make it the further of the choices remaining. The only downside I see is that the Swedes probably have a better chance at a clean sheet versus Switzerland than England do against Colombia.

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How do you make your team invisible to others in a private league? I can't seem to find an option to do so but the guy 34 points ahead at the top keeps copying my transfers and making his team unseen right up until deadline. He is the Chairman but there is one other player who does this in the league too so it can't be Chairman's privilege!

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Sutter Kane wrote:How do you make your team invisible to others in a private league? I can't seem to find an option to do so but the guy 34 points ahead at the top keeps copying my transfers and making his team unseen right up until deadline. He is the Chairman but there is one other player who does this in the league too so it can't be Chairman's privilege!
Go into view team screen (not transfers) and you can toggle PRIVATE on and off


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Thank you. Wish I'd asked this earlier as 34 points might be a mini-mountain now...

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CptPugwash wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 00:34
Nothing for KDB, Hazard or Lukaku - at least they went though. Now all i need is a 10-0 win over Brazil.
I have 6 BRA v 2 BEL going into that game + 6 transfers to use after so I'm in the Brazil camp to qualify.

If BRA lose, what do you think is the best way to play the contingency transfers?

1.Would you wait until the Semi Final to ensure 2 games (SF and 3rd/4th place game) although the 3rd/4th playoff could mean rotation or
2. Gamble on another country in the last 2 QF games, Croatia/England (if qualify over Colombia) the obvious candidates.

Risk v reward as in option 2 if Croatia lose to Russia then it's pretty much game over.

When you suggested the 5-10-5 method earlier in the thread. Is the best use of transfers to use them all before the 2nd SF?

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LAMPS27 wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 09:43
CptPugwash wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 00:34
Nothing for KDB, Hazard or Lukaku - at least they went though. Now all i need is a 10-0 win over Brazil.
I have 6 BRA v 2 BEL going into that game + 6 transfers to use after so I'm in the Brazil camp to qualify.

If BRA lose, what do you think is the best way to play the contingency transfers?

1.Would you wait until the Semi Final to ensure 2 games (SF and 3rd/4th place game) although the 3rd/4th playoff could mean rotation or
2. Gamble on another country in the last 2 QF games, Croatia/England (if qualify over Colombia) the obvious candidates.

Risk v reward as in option 2 if Croatia lose to Russia then it's pretty much game over.

When you suggested the 5-10-5 method earlier in the thread. Is the best use of transfers to use them all before the 2nd SF?
in an Ideal World, I would like to have about 5/3 split in the 1st semi & 2/1 split in the 2nd semi - with 3 transfers left to move 3 losing semi-finalists from the 1st semi to the 2nd semi.

You clearly have 2 options.
Switch the Belgiums out now for todays games or wait till after the QF & assuming Belgium lose then switch to Croatia, Russia or whoever wins today.

Unless you are in a mini-league & think you have a chance to recover if Brazil lose the QF, I'd ditch the 2 Belgium players now for today.

It's too early to plan for what to do if Brazil losing. After the game you are going to be in a better position to judge what to do.

6 brazillians & presumably Lukaku & Hazard - I guess that doesn't leave a lot of money for the other 3 Lingard, Mbappe/Cavani +1 Cheap midielder/defender

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CptPugwash wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 11:35

in an Ideal World, I would like to have about 5/3 split in the 1st semi & 2/1 split in the 2nd semi - with 3 transfers left to move 3 losing semi-finalists from the 1st semi to the 2nd semi.

You clearly have 2 options.
Switch the Belgiums out now for todays games or wait till after the QF & assuming Belgium lose then switch to Croatia, Russia or whoever wins today.

Unless you are in a mini-league & think you have a chance to recover if Brazil lose the QF, I'd ditch the 2 Belgium players now for today.

It's too early to plan for what to do if Brazil losing. After the game you are going to be in a better position to judge what to do.

6 brazillians & presumably Lukaku & Hazard - I guess that doesn't leave a lot of money for the other 3 Lingard, Mbappe/Cavani +1 Cheap midielder/defender
I'm playing for a cash mini league (ranked 400 odd overall so no chance of actual prizes)and have a c40 point lead pre Sweden - Switzerland.

8 transfers left at this moment in time; but 1 will be Lukaku to Kane tonight leaving 7

Leaves me with;
Suarez
Hernandez (FRA)
Lingard & Kane
Hazard & Alderwerield
5 Brazilians (Coutinho + DEF/GK)

I mentioned it's a 6-2 split BRA to BEL as I have planned Neymar in for Kane after tonight's game taking me to 6 transfers left post BEL - BRA.

If Kane goes out tonight the move to Neymar will 100% happen. If England progress I have a decision to make regarding the above transfer, it would be hard going into that game with out Neymar imo.

I think if BEL beat BRA - it's potentially 6 BRA out for 6 Croatians and hope they see off Russia
If BRA win then Hazard/Ald can be moved to anyone as I have 6 transfers still.

Do you not agree with this strategy? You would get Hazard and Alderwerield out tonight making it 4 England players? Seems a bit risky as I'm essential very committed to Brazil and England making at least the last 4 or have I got this wrong?

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I hope it's not too late, but playing a cash mini-league with a 40pt league, I would 100% not use any more transfers until you lose players.

If England go out: Kane :arrow: Mbappe/Griezmann. Otherwise stick,

You are obviously losing 1 player in the 1st QF, possibly 2 if England & France lose & you make the switch above.

I'm not sure you need Neymarr with 5 Brazillians and a 40pt lead.

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OMG - Good job it's not relevant, but i've made a right arse of my planning.

The bloody website I downloaded all the fixtures from had the Croatia v Russia QF Kicking off before the Sweden v England game.

I've deliberately gone very light on the bottom quarter teams, because I though they had nowhere to go once they lost. So my teams are heavy on Croatia & Russia & light on Sweden & England instead of the other way round.

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It may mean you're better off if the players you have in Cro-Russ game outperform the players you would have had in the Sweden England game.

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CptPugwash wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 20:17
I hope it's not too late, but playing a cash mini-league with a 40pt league, I would 100% not use any more transfers until you lose players.

If England go out: Kane :arrow: Mbappe/Griezmann. Otherwise stick,

You are obviously losing 1 player in the 1st QF, possibly 2 if England & France lose & you make the switch above.

I'm not sure you need Neymarr with 5 Brazillians and a 40pt lead.
Completely agreed. Going Neymar with this kind of lead or even pivoting hard into the Croatian team seems premature. With the lead you have, best to wait for the semis and make sure you have guaranteed plays to cover the top options available and make sure no one can gain to much on you.

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Good Luck to Anyone still batting with a chance of winning anything.

About the only thing I got right so far was moving all my dead players onto Sweden & England, so at least all my players are live moving into the last 8.

Really, really annoyed that i'm sat on 4 full Croatian Blocks, all with loads of transfers in hand. If I'd had the wit to check that they played the 4th Qf & not the 3rd as I initially thought I would have gone.
:arrow: Brazil with 1
:arrow: brazil :arrow: Sweden with 1
& :arrow: Brazil :arrow: England with another.

If I'd moved the best team onto Sweden, well it wouldn't have had much hope of winning, but at least it would be sat comfortably in the top 20 with a glimmer.
There again if my Auntie had...

So who's wondering what to do with dead players, and who's in a weird position of contemplating transferring out live players before they've played this round?

I'm playing a game of what if...
Team 1 is on 440 pts with a Swedish block, Coutinho/Hazard/Cheryshev, Mbappe/Cavani/Lukaku it's used 10 transfers for blocks, Modric :arrow: Hazard, & 4 rotating strikers leaving 5.

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who's wondering what to do with dead players, and who's in a weird position of contemplating transferring out live players before they've played this round?

Yep, thats me... Mainly because of the TFF Tournaments. Got most of my teams through to Quarter Finals, and have between 5- 10 transfers left. Aint gonna challenge the leaders, so concentrating on trying to win a few quid with the tournaments.
Very hard though, they seem so ramdom, you just havent got a clue how many transfers your opponents have left, so i have to gamble and use a few taking out Kane, for a french striker, then hoping i dont lose my Brazilians, and can then skip back to kane and onto someone in last game. Cant estimate how many transfers are needed for semis, so going all out to try and get through this round.
Enjoyed your blog, just wish i would have gone down your tipped Russia/Uruaguay/Uruguay/Brazil route, all looks so obvious now.
One things for sure , short term games are won with blocks IMHO. Cheers

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CptPugwash wrote:
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Good Luck to Anyone still batting with a chance of winning anything.

About the only thing I got right so far was moving all my dead players onto Sweden & England, so at least all my players are live moving into the last 8.

Really, really annoyed that i'm sat on 4 full Croatian Blocks, all with loads of transfers in hand. If I'd had the wit to check that they played the 4th Qf & not the 3rd as I initially thought I would have gone.
:arrow: Brazil with 1
:arrow: brazil :arrow: Sweden with 1
& :arrow: Brazil :arrow: England with another.

If I'd moved the best team onto Sweden, well it wouldn't have had much hope of winning, but at least it would be sat comfortably in the top 20 with a glimmer.
There again if my Auntie had...

So who's wondering what to do with dead players, and who's in a weird position of contemplating transferring out live players before they've played this round?

I'm playing a game of what if...
Team 1 is on 440 pts with a Swedish block, Coutinho/Hazard/Cheryshev, Mbappe/Cavani/Lukaku it's used 10 transfers for blocks, Modric :arrow: Hazard, & 4 rotating strikers leaving 5.

440 points would mean that you are 9th in the country!!

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bigger me - that's opened things up.

Come on Belgium - clean sheet please. Must be nearly 2% chance of that.

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Not quite the miracle i needed - but not bad.

I had 3 France/Belgium semi blocks which just died with the Brazillian goal.

My last remaining sniff of a decent finish is Electrifying Eels.
France Block : Hazard/Modric/Cheryshev : Lukaku/Kane/Mbappe. 411 pts (113 KO) 14 Transfers left.

so the big question - do i go all out with a transfer block now. OR do i ditch Hazard & Lukaku & keep the block until after the semi-final?

My best KO team is in a similar position.
Overbearing Octopuses.
France Block : Hazard/KDB/Lingard : Lukaku/Kane/Mbappe 125 pts 13 Transfers left.

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Anyone who needs a block going into the semis, who are you going for?

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mindcrush wrote:
08 Jul 2018, 09:07
Anyone who needs a block going into the semis, who are you going for?
There are a multitude of different variables to decide that.
Normally at this stage you should be sticking with what you've got, assuming they're still in.
However if you have dead players or a few transfers left it depends on whether your attacking a lead, defending a lead, or playing for pride.

For example if by some miracle you are chasing either the overall or the KO prize, i'd eat my hat if the vast majority of leading teams aren't on an England block, so unless you think you have a chance of making up the difference with your front 6 and clever/lucky use of transfers - sticking with an England block would be pointless. Further Sandor has almost certainly got blocks covering France & Croatia near the top of the leaderboard. So probably the best hope is switching an England block to the block least likely to keep a clean sheet in the semis - Belgium.

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Well I'm sat on almost perfect combination of teams going into the semis, unfortunately they are all a million points off the lead.

Apart from my losing my Swedish block & my Russian block & a scattering of Cheryshevs all my teams have 11 live players with an average of 6 transfers left.

Croatia block with France/Belgium/England
Almost full Belgium
6/5 Belgium/England x2
French block with France/England/Croatia x2
Croatia block with France/Belgium/Croatia
Croatia block with France/Belgium
8/3 Croatia/Belgium
7/4 France/Croatia
6/5 France/England
Full mix

So what mistakes have I made.
No 1 Trying to manage 15TFF & 10DT Teams was too much for me - leading to rushing changes through.
No 2 Not aggressive enough with my transfers. I've played it far too safe - making sure I had enough transfers left to have 11 players at this stage rather than taking risks and possibly writing off some teams.
No 3 Making a mess of the schedules - Keeping Croatian & Russian blocks after the first game was criminal given that there were 12 different teams that might have played twice before they played again & exactly 0 teams to change to after their 2nd game.
No 4. Not starting the KO's with any Belgium or Brazillian blocks. (Not that a Belgium block start would have been successful). TBF though i didn't expect both teams to score in all 4 of the first KO games, but with 15 teams I think I should have started.
No 5. Picking the wrong Russians. One thing I got right was starting heavy on Russia. Smolov & Samedov let me down though. Watching the games they were bad picks, though the stats before suggested they were the best picks. Was I unlucky or were they bad picks.
No 6. Missing out on Costa & Ronaldo in game 2. I was sure starting with Uruguay & Russia & switching after their 2nd game was the best move. Clearly I got that wrong. Statistically based on goal expectation I think I was right initially, but I probably should have covered the possibility, starting with 1 or both in some & switching out Smolov immediately in some others.

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I am in the similar situation as you in having a team with 11 live players for the last four games and 6 transfers left. I've got 3 Belgiums, Griezman, 3 English and 4 Croatians.

My aim is to win a the couple TFF tournaments I am in, where most of the other teams left in contention are effectively English blocks. So I wondered what is the most clever use of transfers I could do, since at the moment I am stuck in thinking that it is all down to England not getting a win and cleansheet against Croatia.

any idea how to move here ?

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Not sure how I'm going to finish yet but nothing amazing,a quick look at your 6 must do better points and I made the same mistakes with the russians, I have a lot more teams than you and yes it is probably too many, but still manageable.
I decide the day before what to do then just wait for lineups and mass transfer.
I'm over agressive unlike yourself and put to much into the first round of games when I should off held back and waited for the 2nd round with uruguy blocks etc
Other must do betters are watching out for different versions of names either on the lineup apps or the ff websites fagner springs to mind in the sun!
and more thought into the 'mediocre' teams block chances ie sweden croatia and colombia would off helped no end instead off focusing on the big teams.
Now I'm Croatia heavy thinking Russia wouldn't score, which now leaves the obvious issue of wanting them to lose on Wednesday!
On to the Euros and probably a hundred transfers!

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I was away over the weekend and didn't make a transfer so my big lead has gone.

I'm going into the semi finals with 7 transfers, a cash league lead of 29 and the following 5-3-2 lineup;

Alisson
Alderweireld - FRA
Silva, T
Miranda
Fagner
Hernandez - BEL
Coutinho
Hazard - FRA
Lingard - CRO
Kane - CRO
Suarez

Thinking Pre Belgium - France;
Suarez :arrow: Griezmann
Coutinho :arrow: De Bruyne

Thinking Pre England - Croatia;
Alisson :arrow: Pickford
Silva :arrow: Maguire
Miranda :arrow: Stones

This leaves me with 2 left for the final two games. Probably plan to move any losing semi finalists after the 3rd/4th game to use for the final.

I'm going England heavy block as I know a lot of people went in on them for the Sweden game so this is effectively a cover move. Can't think I've missed anything else as a cover move, maybe Modric in for one of the England defenders?

Any/all thoughts appreciated Cheers Captain.

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LAMPS27 wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 21:51
I was away over the weekend and didn't make a transfer so my big lead has gone.

I'm going into the semi finals with 7 transfers, a cash league lead of 29 and the following 5-3-2 lineup;

Alisson
Alderweireld - FRA
Silva, T
Miranda
Fagner
Hernandez - BEL
Coutinho
Hazard - FRA
Lingard - CRO
Kane - CRO
Suarez

Thinking Pre Belgium - France;
Suarez :arrow: Griezmann
Coutinho :arrow: De Bruyne

Thinking Pre England - Croatia;
Alisson :arrow: Pickford
Silva :arrow: Maguire
Miranda :arrow: Stones

This leaves me with 2 left for the final two games. Probably plan to move any losing semi finalists after the 3rd/4th game to use for the final.

I'm going England heavy block as I know a lot of people went in on them for the Sweden game so this is effectively a cover move. Can't think I've missed anything else as a cover move, maybe Modric in for one of the England defenders?

Any/all thoughts appreciated Cheers Captain.
Obviously at this stage your only concern is protecting your cash league lead.
I can't imagine that Belgium blocks or Croatian blocks are anywhere near you, as you rightly say your nearest challengers are probably on England blocks. However there could be French blocks that could fly past you with 2 clean sheets. So I think i'd bring in 1 more french defender as cover against that.
As for attacking players in the first semi, I think i'd want Lukaku - as even if they lose I would expect he would play the 3rd/4th play-off, to have a chance at the golden boot.
Tough call on 2 or 3 England defenders - my thinking is that you probably need 3 if you think your rival might be batting with 6, otherwise 2 should do.
Wouldn't worry about Modric - good a player as he is, he is unlikely to pull up trees fantasy points wise.
Probably only need to save 1 transfer for the final - & probably use that to increase defensive cover against your closest challenger. You will obviously know by then nearly their team.

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gio wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 12:12
I am in the similar situation as you in having a team with 11 live players for the last four games and 6 transfers left. I've got 3 Belgiums, Griezman, 3 English and 4 Croatians.

My aim is to win a the couple TFF tournaments I am in, where most of the other teams left in contention are effectively English blocks. So I wondered what is the most clever use of transfers I could do, since at the moment I am stuck in thinking that it is all down to England not getting a win and cleansheet against Croatia.

any idea how to move here ?
Well there's a couple of key questions missing here - are you chasing or protecting a lead (& by how much), what's your defensive breakdown, and how many transfers do your opponents have left to react.
If you are chasing, drop any English defenders.
I'd also be thinking about which players are likely to play 3rd/4th play-off. For England i'd assume the only probable starter from the 1st team is Kane, so i wouldn't transfer out Kane even with a Croatian block.

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CptPugwash wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 01:13
gio wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 12:12
I am in the similar situation as you in having a team with 11 live players for the last four games and 6 transfers left. I've got 3 Belgiums, Griezman, 3 English and 4 Croatians.

My aim is to win a the couple TFF tournaments I am in, where most of the other teams left in contention are effectively English blocks. So I wondered what is the most clever use of transfers I could do, since at the moment I am stuck in thinking that it is all down to England not getting a win and cleansheet against Croatia.

any idea how to move here ?
Well there's a couple of key questions missing here - are you chasing or protecting a lead (& by how much), what's your defensive breakdown, and how many transfers do your opponents have left to react.
If you are chasing, drop any English defenders.
I'd also be thinking about which players are likely to play 3rd/4th play-off. For England i'd assume the only probable starter from the 1st team is Kane, so i wouldn't transfer out Kane even with a Croatian block.
The TFF tournament is a head to head for the 2 semis games, whoever wins that progresses to the tournament final. So only the points gained in the 2 semis games count.

Not sure how many transfers my direct rival used so far, but I noticed about 5 in the previous round since he was coming from a Brazil block, so I think he is running low. His team is something like: Pickford, Stones, Trippier, Varane, player, modric, perisic, player, mandzukic, kane, lukaku

As for my team, I've got 6 transfers left, and the team is: Courtois; Meunier*, Strinic, Trippier, Young; Hazard, Modrid, Perisic; Mandzukic, Kane, Griezman; So meunier coming out for sure, and I am considering to bring lukaku in for cover?

then the other two rivals left are in full england blocks, but that will be to consider once I pass this round

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@ Gio
well you look to be in a very good position to me. If England keep a cleanie he has 3+ croats doing nothing, on the other hand if Croatia do the business you will probably at least match him.
I'd defenitely do Meunier :arrow: Varane. - If he has 2 frogs at the back, you might be in a bit of bother without 1 yourself.
The only move pre first semi i'd consider is Manduzic :arrow: Lukaku ( I think you have the spare transfers to reverse that if needed)

You have a whole day to re-assess after that. Even the 2pts for appearances gives you a big advantage over limited transfers.

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CptPugwash wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 13:42
@ Gio
well you look to be in a very good position to me. If England keep a cleanie he has 3+ croats doing nothing, on the other hand if Croatia do the business you will probably at least match him.
I'd defenitely do Meunier :arrow: Varane. - If he has 2 frogs at the back, you might be in a bit of bother without 1 yourself.
The only move pre first semi i'd consider is Manduzic :arrow: Lukaku ( I think you have the spare transfers to reverse that if needed)

You have a whole day to re-assess after that. Even the 2pts for appearances gives you a big advantage over limited transfers.
many thanks for the advice. Yeah I think those 2 are the moves to do, I was a bit obsessed to bring KDB as well, but then my budget doesn't fit.

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Anybody else on French blocks with buckets of transfers?

I really am wondering what to do wtih
Electrifying Eels
French block / Modric Sterling Pogba / Rebic Kane Mbappe
473pts ; 10 Transfers left :shock: Pos 109th

I'm thinking of dropping Pogba, Mbappe & 1 defender - going 3-4-3 and hoping both teams score.
Using another 3ish to have Belgium attacking threat & hoping both teams score in the 3rd/4th
& leaving 4 to bring back Frogs for the final.

Is there a better plan to climb the leaderboard?

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Re: CptPugwash TFF World Cup Blog

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Update:

Electrifying Eels
Lloris/Varane Pavard Hernadez/Modric Perisic Sterling Lingard/ Mandzukic Rebic Kane
498pts 7 Transfers Pos 72nd.

Plan 3 or 4 Croats out for the 3rd/4th play-off (or Sterling Lingard Kane) if they don't start
3 or 4 Frogs in for the Final.

Coddling Catfish
Lloris/ Umtiti Pavard Hernadez Varane Strinic/ Modric Perisic Sterling / Mandzukic Kane
495pts 6 Transfers Pos 79th. KO - 227pts Pos 24th
I'm 17 pts off the lead in the KO.
Big question is how many above me have a French block. I might have a squeak of a decent finish, if both teams score in the 3rd/4th play-off & France keep a clean sheet.

The other annoying fact is that Coddling Catfish outscored Electrifying Eels by 27 pts in the KO stage. If I'd reversed the strategy i'd be in 12th with 11 players left & 6 transfers.

p.s. Good Luck Robot with 2 teams in the top 4 of the KO

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Re: CptPugwash TFF World Cup Blog

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CptPugwash wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 23:26
Update:

Electrifying Eels
Lloris/Varane Pavard Hernadez/Modric Perisic Sterling Lingard/ Mandzukic Rebic Kane
498pts 7 Transfers Pos 72nd.

Plan 3 or 4 Croats out for the 3rd/4th play-off (or Sterling Lingard Kane) if they don't start
3 or 4 Frogs in for the Final.

Coddling Catfish
Lloris/ Umtiti Pavard Hernadez Varane Strinic/ Modric Perisic Sterling / Mandzukic Kane
495pts 6 Transfers Pos 79th. KO - 227pts Pos 24th
I'm 17 pts off the lead in the KO.
Big question is how many above me have a French block. I might have a squeak of a decent finish, if both teams score in the 3rd/4th play-off & France keep a clean sheet.

The other annoying fact is that Coddling Catfish outscored Electrifying Eels by 27 pts in the KO stage. If I'd reversed the strategy i'd be in 12th with 11 players left & 6 transfers.

p.s. Good Luck Robot with 2 teams in the top 4 of the KO
very good job with those 2 teams!
I think your plan is correct, stick with the French backline, croats out for 3rd/4th playoff players (I would go big on Belgium there), and then bring the French attack back for the final. Even if everything turns out your way, probably you are too far from winning, but definitely you would get very close to the top.

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