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Gameweek 1 Matchday Thread

  • 10-08-2017 11:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,660 ✭✭✭ ScummyMan
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    Here we go again, another season of euphoria and self-loathing, I wouldn't have it any other way :D

    *Side note: Contrary to the image above, Jesus may not feature in the final edition of my team. TBC.*



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭ McBain11
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    Similar team talks happening all over the world tomorrow at 6.30pm


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Pappa Dolla

    Best of luck all, hopefully we're all a bit more this on Sunday night:


    And hopefully not like this:



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭ McBain11
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    'The proof is in the pudding, and in this case the pudding is a ... football.'

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,229 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man
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    Speroni (Elliott)
    Kolasinac Davies PVA Stephens
    Tadic Salah KDB
    Firmino Lukaku Jesus

    Subs: Walters, Carroll, Stankovic

    Gd'luck all

  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ Gaillimh1976
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    Cedric Bavies Daniels

    Salah Sane Willian Fab Walters

    LukakuC Kane

    Subs Elliott Mounie TAA Mee

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,797 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance
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    Jones, Cedric, TAA, Fosu-M
    Alli, Mane, Iwobi
    Aguero, Lukaku, Jesus

    Subs: Elliot, Carroll, Walters, Mee

    Still toying over Captaincy...

    Good luck, may all your arrows be green.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,654 ✭✭✭✭ wonski
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    Good luck all, can't wait for a kick off :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ carnie
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    Today's Google Doogle is seriously distracting me from the task at hand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,383 ✭✭✭ sheroman01
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    Can't believe the PL is back....and more importantly that the FPL is back :D Team below, I don't think I'll make any more changes. No players for tonights game though :(

    Foster / Elliot
    Jones / Yoshida / Daniels / SWard / Rosenior
    KDB / Salah / Tadic / Fabergas / Carrol
    Lukaku (c) / Kane / Gabbi

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Pappa Dolla

    Kolosanic - Daniels - Lowe
    KDB - Ritchie - Fab - Puncheon
    Lacazette - Kane - Lukaku (C)


    And out the door, so no more tinkering :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ Jeju
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    Had my team picked a few days after the FFL website came back, I haven't made any changes since then, hoping for a settled squad. Foster, Cedric, Dawson, Lindelof, Redmond, Pogba, William, Eriksen, Jesus, Lukaka (C) Firmino. Good luck lads

  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ dasa29
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    Just finished picking my team for this gameweek.

    Daniels, Dawson, Cedric,
    De Bruyne(v), Alli, Snodgrass, Fabregas,
    Jesus, Lukaku(c), Gabbiadini,

    Subs: Heaton, Arter, Fosu-Mensah, Ward.

    Good luck everybody.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,911 ✭✭✭ begbysback

    I'm taking a stand - couthino stays in my team - transfer request rejected - now get out there and play

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,660 ✭✭✭ ScummyMan
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    Locked and loaded, FPL tab closed.

    Bavies Stephens Darmian
    KDB Fabregas Zaha Ritchie
    Kane Lukaku(c) Firmino

    Myhill Caroll Dunk Long

    Best of luck all!

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,416 ✭✭✭✭ extra gravy
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    begbysback wrote: »
    I'm taking a stand - couthino stays in my team - transfer request rejected - now get out there and play

    I'm guessing this is a joke and you know he's injured and won't play this weekend?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,307 DarraghF197
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    I think I'm settled with this team now:

    Foster (Elliot)
    Kolasinic Bailly Yoshida (AlexArnold Long)
    Salah Fabregas Redmond KdB (RLC)
    Lukaku (C) Lacazette Hernandez

    Took Km's advice and lightened the defence up and added more power to the midfield.

    I'd like to talk about how I'm planning to wildcard on GWX, but I don't really have a plan at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,295 ✭✭✭✭ Mint Sauce
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    But wait, there's no football tonight....


    Had to finalise my team yesterday, working till after deadline, so little opertunity to look at it. Was hoping for a Saturday morning of final tinkering at it but no luck.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,710 Paully D
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    Finally done and dusted.

    Bailly - Stephens - Lejeune
    De Bruyne - Salah - Willian - Ward-Prowse
    Lukaku (C) - Kane - Gabbiadini

    Subs: Elliot, Carroll, Suttner, Mee

    Pretty happy with that. Lots of eggs in the Southampton basket which could backfire spectacularly, but I hope they'll be value for money at their price points.

    Good luck all and don't get too downhearted if things don't go well in gameweek 1. It's a long, long, long season. :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ greedygoblin
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    Stephens Otamendi Holding
    Iwobi De Bruyne Zaha Alli
    Jesus Firmino Lukaku(c)

    Elliot Lejeune Carroll SWard

    Going offline for a few hours so that's my team one way or another.

    Good luck y'all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,563 ✭✭✭✭ Father Hernandez
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    I'm done & dusted, far too many drafts I wouldn't actually like to know how many I did in the end so this is it:

    Foster (Elliot)

    Jones, Alonso, Bertrand (TMF, Long)

    KDB, Ritchie, Zaha, JWP (Carroll)

    Kane, Lukaku (C), Firmino

    Hoping WBA can get off to a decent start with Foster, CS might be in the rarity though.

    Previously mentioned about Alonso coming in as a 5th/6th MID and he's fairly nailed on, don't see value in Fab or Willian long terms.

    KDB a no brainer, wish I had Jesus/Aguero to complement but shurrr look. Ritchie after this GW has a nice run of things and he takes all their set pieces. If Newcastle score a goal, he'll be involved. Zaha could do v well against Huddersfield, most attacks go through him and JWP will get as much points as Tadic for 1 mil less I think (hope). Plan to rotate with Carroll.

    Lukaku is owned by too many to not own so he's getting the armband, Kane the same, there's a reason he's 12.5 and be gunning to prove the doubters wrong. Firmino my Liverpool coverage, it's a bit of a goldmine who'll get goals/assists so hope it's him, if he's on pens too even better.

    Been a long aul pre season but thank fook it's here, best of luck all. See you for the WC Monday :P

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,684 ✭✭✭ Benimar
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    Late call up for Nathan Redmond!!

    Valencia, Davies, Stephens
    KDB, Alli, Fabregas, Redmond
    Lukaku (c), Benteke (vc) Firmino

    Elliott, Carroll, Suttner, Mee

  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ GeordieRebel
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    Looking forward to it now. No players today which is a pity.

    Foster (Elliot)
    Bavies, Daniels, Darmian, Stephens (Rangel)
    Tadic, Willian, KDB, (Ritchie) (Carroll)
    Firminho, Lukaku, Kane

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,801 ✭✭✭ remoteboy
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    Stephens Bavies Hegazi
    Eriksen KDB Iwobi Willian
    Lukaku (c) Firmino Jesus

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,708 ✭✭✭ bantee
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    Ended up with 2 CP mids but I had serious price constraints for the last 2 mids so I'll offload one in the next 2 weeks:
    Simpson Dawson Stephens
    KDB Willian Zaha RLC
    Lukaku(c) Kane Lacazette

    Elliot Carroll Rosenior Mee

    Good luck all!

  • Registered Users Posts: 42,030 ✭✭✭✭ Scorpion Sting
    The sting is in the tail

    Lowe Kolasinac Bertrand
    Zaha JWP Alli KDB
    Jesus Lukaku (c) Firmino

    Elliot - T. Carroll Suttner K. Long

    Another season of highs and lows, can't wait. :) Good luck folks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ loadwire
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    Foster (Myhill)

    Naughton Darmian Stephens (Lejeune Long)

    KDB, Alli, JWP, Zaha (Carroll)

    Lukaku Firmino Aguero (c)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ shineon23
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    Some say I'm addicted to buying players OOP potential, but in my defence I have Bellerin and Milner.
    While in MF I was Walters.

    Anyone want to talk me out of this defence heavy line up?




    Lukaku(VC)-Kane(C)-SuperManolo Gabbiadini

    Elliot-Walters-T Carroll-K Long

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts
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    Jones yoshida naughton
    Alli salah Walters mane
    Jesus lukaku benteke
    Elliot Carroll suttner Lowe

    Best of luck folks. Lukaku captain

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,676 ✭✭✭ LightningBlue
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    Going with the following:
    Jones Daniels Bertrand
    KDB Alli Walters Zaha
    Lukaku(C) Jesus(V) Firminho

    Subs: Elliot, Hegazi, Carroll, Long

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,402 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    Gotta say that there are big differences in a lot of the predicted lineups between the Guardian and FFS.

    Which would you be more likely to go with? I'm tempted to the go the Guardian route.

    A couple of instances are the Everton team where the Guardian have them lining up in a 4-4-2 with Martina at full back and they also have Klaasen playing behind Rooney and Rooney and Sandro. FFS has Holgate as part of a back three and then Calvert-Lewin in attacking midfield with Klassen playing deeper.

    In the same game FFS has Stoke with a back three with Cameron playing as right centre-back while he isn't in the Guardian team as they have a 4-4-2 again with Glen Johnson starting.