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Over the years the number of visitors to our site has grown. In our first 12 months we had 175,000 people use the site. In our second twelve months we more-than-doubled to 380,000 people using the site. In our third 12 months, we had over half a million people use the site, and this year we are on track for one million people using the site. Continue reading

Premiership Manager Press Conferences

What impact will Guardiola have on the FPL points of players at Manchester City?

Last season, our FPL teams could have had a scintillating start by picking the City defence who kept 5 clean sheets in a row. Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala and Sagna started in all 5 games. The huge advantage these 4 gave to City was they allowed the attacking 6 to push upfield, reasonably safe in the knowledge the back four could handle any break.

However, this season they all face the scrutiny of the new manager, the difficulty of adopting new tactics, and expected competition from new signings. Yes, the Guardiola era has begun in the Etihad. Let’s look at what this means and try to identify the players who offer the highest FPL potential under the guidance of Guardiola. Continue reading

Fantasy Major League Soccer

Fantasy MLS Game weeks 18 and 19 Reviews and Game Week 20 Preview

In MLS round 18 around half of the big guns didn’t turn up, resulting in an average score of just 29 points. To cheer us up, we had the treat and excitement of unlimited transfers before round 19. It was a precursor for FPL, with change after change after change.

Game week 19 started with players missing or misfiring; Keane missed a penalty, Gio blanked – again, while heavily owned Seitz and Zimmermann were absent from their respective starting Elevens. Then along came Gerrard’s goal, Diaz’ goal and the Urruti goal. Ola Kamara scored again and a 9 man San Jose beat Toronto. Continue reading