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Anyone else on this?

I'm approx 80-100pts behind were I need to be in my cash mini leagues so I think its time to gamble.

I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).

I'm assuming 80-90% of players above me in mini leagues will TC Salah if they still have the chip. If Salah stays quiet in 26 I have the potential to make up a lot of ground. If Salah fires, oh well, at least I took a swing!

Current draft, 0.1m in the bank -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Jota Saka Foden Bowen Coutinho
Kane Broja Saint-Maximan

After GW27, leaves a decent amount of players with extra fixtures to be arranged. There is a possibility of transferring out one LIV/ARS player in GW27 and fielding 10 players so could avoid FH if everything else looks OK?

Kane can be downgraded for a quick way back to Salah for 4pts if things go really well in 26/27 :lol:

I have a few days to consider my final squad, but probably need to press the button later today to avoid the inevitable price swings :D

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:

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I just think we all have to have Mo, for the rest of the season, a one week gamble to go without him in times of team rotation might only be short term fulfilment, or total disaster, and too big of a gamble. :?:

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Pirlo's Beard wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 15:17
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:
What an idiot I am! :lol:

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 18:01
Pirlo's Beard wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 15:17
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:
What an idiot I am! :lol:
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RomynPG wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 18:09 Image
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I guess I had that coming! :mrgreen:

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 18:01
Pirlo's Beard wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 15:17
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:
What an idiot I am! :lol:
Still hungover? :lol:

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Tall Paul wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 19:04
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 18:01
Pirlo's Beard wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 15:17
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:
What an idiot I am! :lol:
Still hungover? :lol:
Still wildcarding? :lol:

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Tall Paul wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 19:04Still hungover? :lol:
I'm fully recovered now, I did need 48 hours though! :lol:

Thinking about it, I might have come up with the wildcard plan when hungover so that can be my excuse! I've pressed the button now so there's no going back. :D

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 21:15
Tall Paul wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 19:04Still hungover? :lol:
I'm fully recovered now, I did need 48 hours though! :lol:

Thinking about it, I might have come up with the wildcard plan when hungover so that can be my excuse! I've pressed the button now so there's no going back. :D
Salah being taken off with injury after 15 minutes and you will be laughing all the way. :wink:

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 Current draft, 0.1m in the bank -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Jota Saka Foden Bowen Coutinho
Kane Broja Saint-Maximan
Barring any late injury news, I think I'm settled on this now. The Jota injury has changed a few things -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent (c) Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Mane Saka Son Bowen Ramsey
Weghorst Broja Saint-Maximan
1.8m in the bank, not sure who I'll bench yet :? .

I don't plan on Free-hitting next week now, I'll probably just go Mane :arrow: KDB/Bruno and field 10 players. Depending how it goes, I'll have the option to bring Salah in for GW28.

I have the cash for Salah now, but I guess if I'm not TCing him there isn't much point in having him.

Thats how you become great, man. Hang your balls out there! :lol:

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Hotpot wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 15:23 Thats how you become great, man. Hang your balls out there! :lol:
Usually I just get arrested for that. :lol:

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Hotpot wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 15:23
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 Current draft, 0.1m in the bank -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Jota Saka Foden Bowen Coutinho
Kane Broja Saint-Maximan
Barring any late injury news, I think I'm settled on this now. The Jota injury has changed a few things -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent (c) Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Mane Saka Son Bowen Ramsey
Weghorst Broja Saint-Maximan
1.8m in the bank, not sure who I'll bench yet :? .

I don't plan on Free-hitting next week now, I'll probably just go Mane :arrow: KDB/Bruno and field 10 players. Depending how it goes, I'll have the option to bring Salah in for GW28.

I have the cash for Salah now, but I guess if I'm not TCing him there isn't much point in having him.

Thats how you become great, man. Hang your balls out there! :lol:
How does the latest DGWs announcement affect your planning?

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Tall Paul wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 16:24
Hotpot wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 15:23
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 Current draft, 0.1m in the bank -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Jota Saka Foden Bowen Coutinho
Kane Broja Saint-Maximan
Barring any late injury news, I think I'm settled on this now. The Jota injury has changed a few things -

Ramsdale Dubravka
Trent (c) Robertson Cancelo Laporte Tierney
Mane Saka Son Bowen Ramsey
Weghorst Broja Saint-Maximan
1.8m in the bank, not sure who I'll bench yet :? .

I don't plan on Free-hitting next week now, I'll probably just go Mane :arrow: KDB/Bruno and field 10 players. Depending how it goes, I'll have the option to bring Salah in for GW28.

I have the cash for Salah now, but I guess if I'm not TCing him there isn't much point in having him.

Thats how you become great, man. Hang your balls out there! :lol:
How does the latest DGWs announcement affect your planning?
It means I'll be spending the 90 mins reviewing fixtures! At least it got announced now as opposed to after the deadline! :mrgreen:

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After an initial review, I had one eye on potential extra games when I put the squad together and all my players have been given an extra fixture in 28/29 apart from Cancelo, Laporte, Bowen and Weghorst.

It does make Saint-Maximan look like a great pick for his back to back doubles, with Brentford before and Palace after them.

Also makes me want to find a spot for Ward-Prowse (to go with Broja) but I might do that in 27 for a hit - he has NOR/vil+NEW/WAT over 3 weeks. Considering bringing in Jiminez for Weghorst - can't beleive I was considering a Burnley player! :P Actually I might leave Weghorst for the 2 doubles and then review.

I'll sleep on this and have a last minute panic tomorrow am :mrgreen:

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It does look like it has fallen well for you. I was not convinced by the wild card this week but there’s now a definite upside

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Hotpot wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 15:23
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I have the cash for Salah now, but I guess if I'm not TCing him there isn't much point in having him.
You are taking a big gamble. You obviously will do well, if Salah has a low score. But the odds are probably against you with Liverpool playing Norwich and Leeds at home. Imagine he scores in the region of 10 to 15 points each game, a total of 25 ... normal (c) = 50 ... tc = 75 .... how do you want to catch up these points. In addition, Salah ownership is above 55%. So if you get him in, at least you reduce the risk significantly with a normal (c).

Food for thought. Good luck!

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Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 18:01
Pirlo's Beard wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 15:17
Hotpot wrote: 16 Feb 2022, 14:45 I'm going to wildcard into 3 x LIV and 3 x ARS and FH27 to avoid their blanks. I'm thinking avoid Salah :shock: and TC Trent (Robertson and Jota other two for 26).
If you wildcard this week you won't be Triple Captaining anyone. :lol:
What an idiot I am! :lol:

I've signed up to the same club. :mrgreen:

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Its Friday night, the doubles Gameweeks have been announced, the ale is flowing...

It'll be standing room only in here in no time! :mrgreen:

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Really looking hard at WC this week now, after the DGW announcements. My team could do with the surgery too. And have both FH chips left, so can use one for GW27.

First cut looks something like this...
Ramsdale Sa
TAA Robertson Digne White Kilman
Salah Son Raphinha Saka Ramsey
Kane Broja King
£0.1m ITB

That would mean (without further transfers):
DGW26: 11 doublers starting
GW27: FH
DGW28: BB: 8 doublers (11 if Arsenal get their double too, which I guess is now unlikely) + full playing bench
DGW29: 8 doublers starting + Raphinha, Digne, Broja/King

Main sacrifice is that it means no TC for Salah this week.

Even so, very tempting...

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All set, made a late change of Weghorst and Laporte out for Jimenez and Coady - Wolves now have 2 doubles and a fixture in GW30 which was too tempting.

Ramsdale
Trent (c) Robertson Cancelo Coady Tierney
Mane Saka Son Bowen
Jimenez
Subs - Dubravka, Ramsey, Saint-Maximan, Broja

1.9m in the bank, to allow for the inevitable move to bring in Salah :lol:

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Total disaster :lol:

Although at this stage its not so much the lack of Salah that was the problem - his replacement, Mane, also scored.

The missing Trent and Robertson was a bad start.

The late switch of Weghorst to Jimenez didn't work out well.

And then of course the late goal against Arsenal capped a great Saturday afternoon.

Oh, and Everton got beat :(

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Yeah, that’s tough. The Liverpool defensive changes in particular were a real blow.

My WC team ended up a bit different to the above…
Ramsdale, Foster
TAA, Robertson, Digne, Saiss, Semedo (Digne)
Salah(c), Son, Raphinha, Saka (Coutinho)
Jimenez, Lacazette (Broja)

That team has done OK so far (61 points). After 2 disastrous weeks where I dropped from 50k to 110k, the WC has got me just back inside the top 100k, with a full 11 players going again later this week, so hopeful of a further rise before FH GW27.

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10 players going again

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eastcentral1 wrote: 21 Feb 2022, 20:32 10 players going again
what rubbish are u talking bangalore ?

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hayesag wrote:
eastcentral1 wrote: 21 Feb 2022, 20:32 10 players going again
what rubbish are u talking bangalore ?
He has Digne in his starting line up but now I see he also has him on his bench. Go figure.

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Oh yes, well spotted - Digne is benched, not starting, of course.

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hayesag wrote: 21 Feb 2022, 20:58
eastcentral1 wrote: 21 Feb 2022, 20:32 10 players going again
what rubbish are u talking bangalore ?
:lol:

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