Saturday, 16 April 2011

Week 33 - My Team

Cech

Carr   Heitinga   Luiz   A.Cole

Ferguson   Wilshire   Lampard

Phillips   Van Persie   Torres

As we've all agreed in the chatroom & in the comments, this has easily been the toughest week of the season to pick a team. And as you can see, I've made big changes since yesterday. I now have 10 DGers; 5 Chelsea, 3 Birmingham, 2 Arsenal + Heitinga. I don't really like it but I think I may've felt that way no matter which way I'd gone.

The big news is I left out Drogba! I decided he might only start one of the two games with Torres starting the other, so I couldn't justify spending almost £20m on him - it could be the decision that makes or breaks my season. Cech is in so I'm really banking on two Chelsea wins & I probably have too many fillers (+ I dropped Kolarov) but in the end I just tried to get as many DGers in as possible... crazy things can happen when players play twice in a week!

Next week Fulham, Bolton, Stoke & Wolves play twice, but as none of them play this week you don't have worry too much about the barndoor. Also worth noting, it seems Yahoo have changed the 7 game rule for price increases to 8 games, so grab Suarez before he plays if you want him in future weeks - he's likely to shoot up to £15m.

Let me know what you settled on. Good luck!

Cheers,
AM

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

1st!

Anonymous said...

2nd! :)

Anonymous said...

3rd

Anonymous said...

hey AM, why you pick TORRES?

he was be nightmare. & long time absen goal.

what problem with DROGBA?

-sera-

Anonymous said...

My team:
kingson
luiz cole smalling
fabregas lampard southern wilshere
RVP suarez torres

only 7DGers + southern,suarez,kingson,smalling.

Nik, your team is awesome. LOOk at mine!?!?!

Anonymous said...

I dropped lampard for cech, hopes it worth

Anonymous said...

How do we know the percentage of active yff players? Answer: David Luiz's ownership percentage for this week

Anonymous said...

AMLYA AMLYA AMLYA!
My team
cech
luiz small carr
lamp wilshere benayoun southern ferguson
rvp drogba

Anonymous said...

I've got 7Dgers. Is it enough?

Cara

FUNG said...

kolarov is gone...

my team

THo

Kolarov Luiz A.Cole Carr

Fab Lamp Larsson

Torres Jerome Beckford

good luck...

Anonymous said...

I got 8 dgers in my team:
Howard
Walker Luiz Carr
Nani Fabregas Malouda Wilshere
Drogba Phillips Anelka

Don't really like that, but I can't work out a better solution

-W.M.Wong

Anonymous said...

Very happy with my team, got 9 DGers + Adam & Howard, no Drogba either though. Any one had any early thoughts for next week's team? Here's what I've quickly barn doored:

Kingson
Luiz, Huth, Cahill
Adam, Benayoun, Valencia, Jarvis
Torres, Sturridge, Suarez
3.6 left in bank

Only have 4 DGers at the moment (Huth, Cahill, Jarvis, Sturridge), but it's an early platform to pick up others as values change. I'll keep Torres and wait and see how the DG works out - if he continues to perform poorly I can drop him for Dempsey or someone similar. I'd love to have Begovic or Schwarzer in goal, but both are pricey.

Anonymous said...

cech
luiz, carr, hetingga,
valencia, feb, wilshere, lampard, benayoun,
RVP, philips

9 DGers. hopefully it enough.
Ujengz

Ian Sanderson said...

B. Friedel
Luiz Koscielny Terry
Adam VDV Nasri Malouda
RVP Torres Phillips

billthegrunt said...

Green
Luiz / Koscielny / Heitinga
Adam / Nasri / Ferguson / Lampard
K. Phillips / Drogba / Hernandez

Taking a huge risk with Green I know (especially if Parker is out) but I need to move up. He's had two minus games in a row and hasn't had three since the start of the season. No last minute changes! Good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

hey AM,

im sure you will not get point more than 120pts

pizzz

-sule-

greginho said...

good morning, i have
ben foster
luiz, carr, heitinga
van der vaart, walcott, bowyer, wilshere
van persie, drogba, jerome

i think walcott has a hugher upside than cesc because he can score goals, gets assists, crosses and shots, while cesc can only get it through assists, even though cesc is playing great, he is not the same fantasy player, with van persie taking all the penalties and kicks.

Anonymous said...

YYEEEEESSSSS

DROGBA play in starting line up & lazy TORRES is on the BENCH. & my 3 other player chelsea play too.

i hope DROGBA will get HATRICK.

hahaha

-sule-

Ken said...

Ba ON THE BENCH !!!!!!

Perfect end to this week.

The pain.
The pain.

Anonymous said...

@ greginho i love your team

Bradley said...

Cech
Luiz Heitinga Carr
Wilshere Lampard Southern Hitzlsperger
RvP Sturridge Drogba

My team is ridiculously unbalanced with only 7 DGers and too much filler. I'm not happy but hope it works out. I elected to take the 0 from Sturridge because he's on fire and has 2 matches next week. I wound up going with Hitz in the hopes that he does better once than Ferguson will do twice.

Anonymous said...

@ greginho i love your team

Anonymous said...

Made some final adjustment on my team and it look this way:

KINGSON

LUIZ COLE CARR
WILSHERE SOUTHERN LAMPARD FABREGAS
VAN.PERSIE TORRES JEROME

p/s: Anyway Torres has been benched for the third league game. Not a good start :-)

DrA

Anonymous said...

Kingson on the bench..Gilks start.. zero for Kingson..tq..better than minus point..Blackpool 0 vs Wigan 1

DrA

Anonymous said...

Here is my team!

Friedel
Smalling-Luiz-Heitinga-Terry
VdV-Wilshere-Fabs-Malouda
Torrez-Drogba

A few discounts I could not let go, but i believe worth keeping. Also, I think Torres will come in at the half!

Good Luck All!

A1

Anonymous said...

No clean sheet for Chelsea.. :-)

DrA

Birty said...

foster
luiz, cole, smalling, heitinga (forgot I'd picked him!)
valencia, lampard, walcott, larsson
and shock horror, rooney and gyan.

first week without nani since before christmas and i have terrible luck when spending 10+ on non-United players so I don't expect anything from lampard or walcott.

Anonymous said...

my team:
Cech
Caldwell Luiz Carr
wilshere lampard fabs mal
rvp cruz phillips

not very satisfied with my team :/

Anonymous said...

who is cashley?

Eldwin said...

Ashley Cole

Claude said...

Now I'm not usually one for complaing about points as I understand that Yahoo have their own way of doing things but SURELY Hitz should've been awarded assist points today. There was no deflection, just a clean header straight to Keane who then scored. I know it's only 4pts but still...

Anonymous said...

Never thought Carr would get 13pts, just goes to show how unpredictable this game is. Torres and Benayoun failed miserably, hopefully they get more game time in the next game.

Anonymous said...

my team
kingson
luiz cole heiti terry
lamps wilshire southern
RVp drogs RSc

-greg-

Anonymous said...

-greg-

Are you greginho in disguise?

Anonymous said...

@Claude, yahoo(OPTA) wrongly credit the assist to Nobel not Hitz. Check soccernet and yahoo game stats u will see that. Yes, I want my 4 pts back too!

-Brian

kwyjibo said...

Yes, Nik is right. If Demba Ba is any indication of what will happen to Suarez, get him before he plays if you want him cheap!

Ba came on in the 63rd minute, scored only 5 points, but more than doubled in price to over 14! Must be his 8th week?

I already snatched up Suarez. And, while I was at it, I added Sturridge who is, I think, a no-brainer for the double week? Am I right?

Yes, I know he's not playing, so it wasn't necessary to BD him, but I had to drop Drogba to fit in Suarez, and had to do something with all that extra cash!

Anonymous said...

Greginho has Forster in goal,and he's never in disguise, hope that makes you feel better?

Anonymous said...

The up coming dg is certainly not appealing, i even prefer sg.

Birty said...

70 points with 10 potentials to go. Good points from Foster, who at 6 is fantasy player of the year I reckon. I think this is the first time ever I've got points from Lampard!

Birty said...

as for next week
foster,
luiz, salcido, shawcross
valencia, dempsey, petrov, etherington
rooney, gyan, dembele

may do CYL and Zamora for Dembele and Etherington

greginho said...

how ironic this would be. arsenal are looking to buy ben foster. it would be strange having him at arsenal since i have had foster all but 5 weeks. he would be a great addition for wenger. sign him please.
http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2011/04/17/2445359/arsenal-tottenham-poised-to-compete-for-12m-birmingham-city

kellz said...

@Claude + Brian: Fully agreed. I also chose Hitz and as far as I can tell it was a clean assist. Yahoo usually catch such blaring errors but not until mid week does it get corrected.

On another note, Drogba was only creditited with 1 Sot when he clearly had 2. The second coming after carson failed to hold drogbas shot which lead to kalous goal.

This is just something I have come to expect from yahoo but its honestly getting very frustrating. 7 points is so crucial as most of my leagues are so tight.

Pull your finger out of your ass already yahoo. . . .

kwyjibo said...

@kellz - Yahoo gets their stats from Opta, so maybe the mistakes aren't theirs?

But, yes, I agree. Every point counts right now! So, as you said, pull your finger out of your ass already, Yahoo and/or Opta!

kwyjibo said...

On another note ... Stoke are just SPANKING Bolton right now, 5-0! What does this mean for the upcoming double? Jussi is not looking like a good pick at all!

Anonymous said...

Holy moly, when you score the first goal of the game in the 98th minute you'd usually expect to hold on for the win wouldn't you. What an end to the game!
I wish Fab had taken the pen though

SK said...

Arsenal just got robbed... again.

kwyjibo said...

I hate those senseless yellow cards. So he took his shirt off, so what!!! Geez, come on, we need all those points. Keep your shirt on RvP!

Yes, crazy finish. Never seen anything like it, or 12 minutes of added time before!

Anonymous said...

If by robbed you mean Eboue dumbass pushing over lucas no matter how easily he fell over. Bottom line you live the the ref you die by the ref. Lesson learned?

SK said...

Lucas made no attempt to play the ball nor did he ever have control of it. He side stepped into Eboue instead of playing the ball and if you would call that a penalty then I don't see why players should play the ball at all.

If you would like to respond to my argument, then please leave a name.

Assistant Manager said...

SK - blatant penalty for me. You should be blaming Eboue in my opinion, not Lucas or the ref. I wanted Arsenal to win as it would keep Liverpool further away from Spurs, but I think the Scousers deserved a point today.

Dave2 said...

SK:
so, seeing that Lucas did not have control of the ball, had his back to goal and basically no options with time all but expired, why did Eboue bother getting so close to him? Especially running at him too fast, which made it easy to collide? It doesn't matter what Lucas's position was, you can't barge people over in the box like that. Plain & simple: completely stupid brainless, needless play by Eboue.

kwyjibo said...

Suarez jumped from 7.20 to 17.59!!! I hope you got him in time ...

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys responding to sk, silence is the best answer to a fool.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info the Suarez price rise. got him just in time ! :)) . just checking Bale's stats in advance of his player of yr award tonite. unbelievably just 1 assist !!!. checked it to official prem stats & it is correct. gulp ! just think what his price & average ( currently 18.25 & 12.15 respectively ) would be if he did get assists !!



S.P.

BZA said...

Bale is a great player, but it is a joke if he is awarded the player of the year, especially when a player like Nani isn't even nominated. Such blatant pro-Britain bias.

Bale would be the most undeserving winner ever, the hype around him ceased being based on performances months ago. What is he getting the award for exactly? Scoring a hat trick against Inter Milan when they were 4-0 up and had switched off? Yes I will admit that was a great moment, but it was one fucking game, and it wasn't even in the premier league!

I appreciate the spurs team and their achievements, but the media love fest around them has become quite sickening, quite frankly I hope they fail to finish in the top 4 just so I can stop hearing the biased media go on and on about how "brave" and "courageous" they are to be humiliated 5-0 by Real Madrid in the biggest ever CL defeat of an English team.

Anonymous said...

@ BZA - I agree completely. So sick of the Bale hype, 7 goals and 1 assists in 26 games says it all.

Anybody thinking about next weekend's games yet? I've done some early barn door work, lots of options, currently sitting on this:

Szczesny (@5.5)
Luiz, Salcido, Wilson
Dempsey, Adam, Jarvis, Pennant
Suarez(@7.2), Sturridge, Hernandez

I'm actually quite happy with how this looks, 6 DGers + some good match-up players. I would like Darren Bent but 13.57 seems too much, Robert Huth is attractive but expensive, Sturridge seems a must-buy given recent form. I've dropped RVP which could make or break the rest of my season as he has now gone up to 21.11, keeping faith with Charlie Adam (for now).

Anonymous said...

seeing bale like one big ape try to dribbling a ball..

Anonymous said...

he indeed one of the ape from planet of the apes called elab..

Anonymous said...

On ARSE losing-- with the lead,...NO fouls in the last 10 seconds whether it be basketball, football, etc. Terrible play by Eboue, .. brilliantly done by Lucas and the no actual clock rule which gives the ref too much authority to extend time as he feels.

76 with VDV (I still believe) to go and another 9 DGWs. Wilshere and Santa "no shot" Cruz did poorly for me.
Arizona.

Anonymous said...

So it's just been confirmed Bale has won the PFA Player of the Year. What a ridiculous decision.

Anonymous said...

Premier League Team of the Year:
Van Der Sar (Man Utd),
Sagna (Arsenal), Cole (Chelsea), Vidic (Man Utd), Kompany (Man City
Nani (Man Utd), Nasri (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Bale (Tottenham),
Tevez (Man City), Berbatov (Man Utd).

How do these guys align with Yahoo fantasy wise?

Where is Baines???? better than Cole by a huge margin in fantasy and reality. IMHO.

Kellz said...

@Arsenal v Liverpool debate: I must say its a bit of a double edged sword, 1 point a piece doesn't really help either side. Arsenal hoped for 3 pts to keep pressure on Utd and their title hopes alive, and Liverpool needed 3 points to pull within 2 pts of Spurs to keep their European hopes alive.

As Per the game, Liverpool looks well comfortable to contend with Arsenals attacking force, which lacked decisive attacking penetration especially against a defense that fielded Flannigan (18), had Robinson (17) introduced on 22min, and Kyrgiakos (lumbering fool) introduced for Cara after was knocked out cold. The fact of the matter is, Arsenal for all their wealth of attacking talent and skill, couldn't breakdown a patch work defense in the regular 90min and needed an extra time PK to even get on the score sheet.

It was absolutely a foul by Eboue, it was a soft, but Lucas made the most of it like ANY FOOTBALL PLAYER WOULD DO, and Arsenal only have themselves to blame. If you rely on the ref, the ref can burn you.

Bottomline, I don't think this result gives Utd the title, but it hampers Arsenal. I still hope they push on for the title and we can push on for Europe.

Anonymous said...

Well said Kellz.

Bit of shock over Bale, but I think it had much to do with the ending period for voting in Feb (I heard) plus ripping Inter and putting Tot on the map in the CL, that was still a stunning performance- his three g's..

kellz said...

Absolutely. However it should have gone to Nani

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJZlh3lbPlo

Enjoy King Kenny telling Wegner off while you can

Anonymous said...

Arsenal played like they does'nt want to win the game last night. Its time to drop player that dont have desire to play the ball. Arshavin-Eboue. Give more to Denilson, Bendtner. Song should play every game now. He is the key of midfielder.

No team deserve a win afternoon. Both team suxx!!


Arsenal_Fan

Anonymous said...

@anon 11.59 P.M

u cannot compare real players with player's fantasy points produced. that is absurd. this is just a game

Anonymous said...

Hey anon-- except for Wilshere who is a def Mid- they align quite well, so absurd is a bit strong, Mr. High Horse.

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