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Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Stemania » 05 Jul 2019, 14:14

I suppose we should all have an early alert in our head - there's been a number of international tournaments this summer and it could be that they (the Afcon in particular) affect FPL.

While Pulisic & Jimenez face off in the final of the Gold Cup on 8th July (and Jesus, Firmino, Aguero, Willian, Ederson, Allison, Richarlison, Sanchez, and a few others, have one more Copa America game before then), it seems fair to guess there's enough time for a mini-break and some pre-season training for all of them before the season kicks off on 9th August...

...but just about every man and his dog has one of Salah/Mane in their drafts. Given the way the draw has gone, Egypt/Senegal can't meet till the final and are currently the 1st/2nd favourites for the tournament. The final itself is on 17th July (the semis on 14th), which is just over 3 weeks before the first PL fixture, so does that make one/both of them potential early doubts for NOR on the opening day?

Has anyone played around with a starting lineup without either of the Liverpool big guns?

There's also the likes of Mahrez for Algeria (3rd favourites) and Zaha/Aurier for Ivory Coast (4th favourites) in danger. :?

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Finisher1 » 05 Jul 2019, 14:21

I think there's a good chance we will know Liverpool's GW1 lineup before the deadline. Anyway, if we do get to know it then it probably happens just very close to the deadline though, so obviously we should have a backup plan prepared before that.

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Post by S_sutton87 » 05 Jul 2019, 14:30

I've got neither and feel happy with my side hopefully they don't start and people transfer them out quickly then could always play the wildcard and pick them up a bit cheaper lol

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by raoul » 05 Jul 2019, 15:19

With the Community Shield and the Super Cup either side of the first PL fixture, and that first fixture being Norwich (a coincidence?), there must be some logic in benching Salah or Sane and using them only if need be. Four games in 2 weeks is a pretty tight start to the season. I imagine Klopp would like to give MC a good go in the Shield - maybe the Super Cup is deemed less of a concern than Norwich?

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Stevieste » 05 Jul 2019, 15:34

raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:19
With the Community Shield and the Super Cup either side of the first PL fixture, and that first fixture being Norwich (a coincidence?), there must be some logic in benching Salah or Sane and using them only if need be. Four games in 2 weeks is a pretty tight start to the season. I imagine Klopp would like to give MC a good go in the Shield - maybe the Super Cup is deemed less of a concern than Norwich?
No logic in benching Sane when he at Man City πŸ˜‰πŸ€£

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by raoul » 05 Jul 2019, 15:37

that's the second time I have done that in the past 24 hrs...

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by raoul » 05 Jul 2019, 15:37

raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
that's the second time I have done that in the past 24 hrs...
it's driving me inmane

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Jul 2019, 16:03

raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
it's driving me inmane
:lol:

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by DavidLloydIsAHero » 05 Jul 2019, 16:20

Definitely going to keep my eye on it and will probably need to make another draft without Salah so I know what to switch to should we find out late he isn't playing. Won't worry too much until the week of the 1st game though.

Can't see the other tournaments having much impact though

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Stevieste » 05 Jul 2019, 16:22

raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
that's the second time I have done that in the past 24 hrs...
it's driving me inmane
πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by murf » 05 Jul 2019, 21:42

Madio Sane just missed his 2nd penalty in 2 games for Menegal.

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Jul 2019, 23:30

murf wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 21:42
Madio Sane just missed his 2nd penalty in 2 games for Menegal.
He'll be meriously soody after that.

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by From4corners » 06 Jul 2019, 00:20

raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
raoul wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 15:37
that's the second time I have done that in the past 24 hrs...
it's driving me inmane
Haha :D :lol:

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 06 Jul 2019, 21:48

Pirlo's Beard wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 23:30
murf wrote: ↑
05 Jul 2019, 21:42
Madio Sane just missed his 2nd penalty in 2 games for Menegal.
He'll be meriously soody after that.
Nah, tis just the Lpool penalty curse πŸ˜‰

Mosa Lah is on the cusp of going out.

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by Finisher1 » 06 Jul 2019, 22:16

Salah should be good for GW1.

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by dino1980 » 07 Jul 2019, 00:16

As Finisher alludes to, Egypt lost tonight.

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 07 Jul 2019, 20:00

Madagascar send Dr Congo home with Bolasie missing the last pen in the Shoot Out.

Egypt's Trezeguet (sp) played ok and is linked with Villa. (Auntie)

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 08 Jul 2019, 19:04

Zaha scores to prolong his stay, and Bony's πŸ˜‚

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 08 Jul 2019, 21:55

Brilliant last minute og by Tunisia so into et and Ghana deserve to win....

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International tournaments and opening GWs

Post by cymbalrush84 » 11 Jul 2019, 12:39

It's probably a thing being touched on elsewhere but with half of Planet Earth holding international tournaments, are you discouraged from using players from the ACON, Gold Cup and Copa America and opt purely for European players or does it depend on what stage their country is eliminated at?

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Re: International tournaments and opening GWs

Post by cymbalrush84 » 11 Jul 2019, 18:31

cymbalrush84 wrote:It's probably a thing being touched on elsewhere but with half of Planet Earth holding international tournaments, are you discouraged from using players from the ACON, Gold Cup and Copa America and opt purely for European players or does it depend on what stage their country is eliminated at?

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With that in mind, who would entertain the idea of Origi as their third budget forward?

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 11 Jul 2019, 18:33

I'm stacked with their defence, otherwise I would be pondering it. No & Bobby finished last weekend, Keira and Mane with 2 more matches....

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Re: Potential impact of Afcon on GW1

Post by blahblah » 11 Jul 2019, 19:55

Mahrez stays and Zaha leaves after a strange Pen Shootout, both having been subbed off late on.

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