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Wildcard 2018/19

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭Klonker


    km79 wrote: »
    Seen Pogba in a few wildcard teams
    Just
    No

    Don’t care how cheap he seems . Don’t care if he is on pens . There are a wealth of mid price midfield options that do not play for United under Mourinho. Buy one of them instead


    I agree, United are toxic at the moment. I won't be going near any of their players for the foreseeable future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,472 ✭✭✭AdMMM


    I wildcarded last week in a break of tradition from waiting for the international break and after getting off to a terrible start.

    Last year I got off to a poor start and decided to wait until the break which was a big mistake.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭tailgunner


    On a wildcard as well. Happy enough with the first two gameweeks so far, but would have had to absorb at least four price drops this week, with players I want going up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,624 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    Feels a tad mad to be wildcarding whilst sitting inside the top 10k but currently that’s exactly what I’ll be doing.

    Best 4.5m bench fodder midfielder ?

    I’m thinking Westwood, Stephens, Billing, Mendy and Geundozi and in that order too.

    Any different take on the 4.5m midfield bench fodder order ?

    Highly annoying that Ndidi is 5.0m.

    I've had a good start too but want to consolidate it and don't see any point in waiting and losing team value. I'm going to go with Westwood I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,191 ✭✭✭✭Shanotheslayer


    Not sure if this is a common thing but wildcarding before the international break just seems like a bad idea to me. 2 injuries and you're looking at a big hit after wildcarding.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,155 ✭✭✭✭km79


    Not sure if this is a common thing but wildcarding before the international break just seems like a bad idea to me. 2 injuries and you're looking at a big hit after wildcarding.

    But if you want wildcard and then bank the week after .....


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I've had a good start too but want to consolidate it and don't see any point in waiting and losing team value. I'm going to go with Westwood I think.

    I might try and hold it for one more week but price changes will decide what I do.

    I’ve no Arsenal and I’ve no bench.

    That could be reason enough.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The only other thing that could stop me using WC would be finding a 4.5m defender that I’d be happy to start every GW regardless of fixture.

    That -4 would allow me to save WC.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    The only other thing that could stop me using WC would be finding a 4.5m defender that I’d be happy to start every GW regardless of fixture.

    That -4 would allow me to save WC.

    Barring a City or maybe Liverpool defender what team would you be happy to have a defender on that starts each week?


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 10,291 Mod ✭✭✭✭F1ngers


    The only other thing that could stop me using WC would be finding a 4.5m defender that I’d be happy to start every GW regardless of fixture.

    That -4 would allow me to save WC.

    I don't think there is a set and forget 4.5 defender.

    Cook/Smith(BOU) to GW10 would give you some breathing space, EVE,che,LEI,bur,CRY,wat,SOU,ful.
    Cook may even net you a 0.1 in that timeframe.
    GW11 to 16 sees them up against: UTD,new,ARS,mci,HUD,liv.


    Check HUD fixtures, their tough games are kind of nicely spaced, downside, it's HUD.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Barring a City or maybe Liverpool defender what team would you be happy to have a defender on that starts each week?

    I think Tomkins at Palace would be an option but I have AWB and I’m considering PVA as one of my premiums.

    I could go with Robertson instead of PVA but then I’d be starting Tomkins and AWB every other week.

    Holebas was on my preseason shortlist and I’d probably gamble on him now but he’s risen to 4.6m.

    In fact earlier I was thinking you could easily have any of AWB, Tomkins, Sakho, PVA or Schlupp in your team and they’d be justified. Shame they all play for the same team.

    I would maybe trust a Watford defender like Kabasele or a Rafa defender but neither team in the short term as tough fixtures coming up.

    Schlupp might be the answer. Good fixtures. OOP and heading towards a rise. One or two clean sheets and or a goal in his next 3 matches could see a double rise.

    Edit - can’t quote two posts but this is also replying to Fingers.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I think Tomkins at Palace would be an option but I have AWB and I’m considering PVA as one of my premiums.

    I could go with Robertson instead of PVA but then I’d be starting Tomkins and AWB every other week.

    Holebas was on my preseason shortlist and I’d probably gamble on him now but he’s risen to 4.6m.

    In fact earlier I was thinking you could easily have any of AWB, Tomkins, Sakho, PVA or Schlupp in your team and they’d be justified. Shame they all play for the same team.

    I would maybe trust a Watford defender like Kabasele or a Rafa defender but neither team in the short term as tough fixtures coming up.

    Schlupp might be the answer. Good fixtures. OOP and heading towards a rise. One or two clean sheets and or a goal in his next 3 matches could see a double rise.

    Edit - can’t quote two posts but this is also replying to Fingers.

    I've 2 on my watchlist but unsure what to do with them actually I've 3 now come to think about it they are Perriera, Jonny and Fosu-Mensah.

    In terms of keeping clean sheets well you would worry a bit or a lot about all 3 to varying degrees

    I watched the Lecister wolves game on saturday and I was impressed by wolves they really set the tempo in that game and were very unlucky to lose it imo, the first goal they conceded was a freak but after it they lost thier composure until sometime in the 2nd half.

    Jonny played LWB and got into some very attacking positions in the first half so I could see him racking up a few assists maybe even getting some goals this season. I could see wolves as a team who will do versus the bottom half teams this year but maybe getting a few hockeyings by the bigger boys.

    Perriera was one of Lecisters only really attacking threats on the flank I though albrigton on the right wing was muck just launching aimless crosses into the box repeatedly. I think I'll end up taking this gamble on Perriera who played further forward versus Man Utd and hope he ends up taking that spot himself later on sometime.

    Both have decent fixtures in thier next 6-8 games and while wolves start wouldnt fill you with confidence of clean sheets I do feel they might come.

    I haven't seen any of Fulham but Fosu is only on my shortlist as I noticed looking through the stats that Chrisite had the highest amount of crosses of any player after game 1, if this is a tactic they employ and you think that Mitrovic will score a few goals this season it might be a nice double to play.

    But again it isn't a team you would think will keep a lot of clean sheets.

    Sorry a bit long just the few who have jumped out at me as possible cheaper plays in defence with possible good upsides

    *wolves decent run starts after the city game


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I've 2 on my watchlist but unsure what to do with them actually I've 3 now come to think about it they are Perriera, Jonny and Fosu-Mensah.

    In terms of keeping clean sheets well you would worry a bit or a lot about all 3 to varying degrees

    I watched the Lecister wolves game on saturday and I was impressed by wolves they really set the tempo in that game and were very unlucky to lose it imo, the first goal they conceded was a freak but after it they lost thier composure until sometime in the 2nd half.

    Jonny played LWB and got into some very attacking positions in the first half so I could see him racking up a few assists maybe even getting some goals this season. I could see wolves as a team who will do versus the bottom half teams this year but maybe getting a few hockeyings by the bigger boys.

    Perriera was one of Lecisters only really attacking threats on the flank I though albrigton on the right wing was muck just launching aimless crosses into the box repeatedly. I think I'll end up taking this gamble on Perriera who played further forward versus Man Utd and hope he ends up taking that spot himself later on sometime.

    Both have decent fixtures in thier next 6-8 games and while wolves start wouldnt fill you with confidence of clean sheets I do feel they might come.

    I haven't seen any of Fulham but Fosu is only on my shortlist as I noticed looking through the stats that Chrisite had the highest amount of crosses of any player after game 1, if this is a tactic they employ and you think that Mitrovic will score a few goals this season it might be a nice double to play.

    But again it isn't a team you would think will keep a lot of clean sheets.

    Sorry a bit long just the few who have jumped out at me as possible cheaper plays in defence with possible good upsides

    *wolves decent run starts after the city game

    Wolves have committed to playing attacking football so I’d be concerned about clean sheets. Jonny actually came with a reputation of being more defensive so the thoughts were Doherty might be the attacking outlet on the right. But I agree with you that Jonny hasn’t been afraid to get into good positions in the final third.

    Pereira would make more appeal OOP but if he is playing RB then I’d prefer Chilwell. He was only 1 point behind Pereira in the bps who had the assist.

    Fulham will play attacking football too so I’m not too sure about TFM who will have competition from Christie.

    I’ve already used my two FT’s to get rid of two price fallers and I’ve got concerns going forward with Patricio, Shaw, Bilva (rotation), Bednarek amd to a lesser extent Firmino.

    I could WC and take Firmino out for Aubameyang (whom i desperately want) and bring in Robertson for Shaw. I could also take in Ings and tidy up my bench a tad.

    I’d like to hold my WC but it’s also there to be used. I could set myself up as I definitely want to try my best to minimise hits this season. Every odd -4 adds up. I could -4 this week and still have 9-10 players on the pitch.

    The -4 is a gamble. The WC is not but then I’ve a long way to go before I use it again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,191 ✭✭✭✭Shanotheslayer


    Kabasele is 4.5M instead of Holebas? But Watford do have two tough fixtures coming up with Spurs and United

    edit: sorry see you mentioned it. Man these early mornings are killing me.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Wolves have committed to playing attacking football so I’d be concerned about clean sheets. Jonny actually came with a reputation of being more defensive so the thoughts were Doherty might be the attacking outlet on the right. But I agree with you that Jonny hasn’t been afraid to get into good positions in the final third.

    Pereira would make more appeal OOP but if he is playing RB then I’d prefer Chilwell. He was only 1 point behind Pereira in the bps who had the assist.

    Fulham will play attacking football too so I’m not too sure about TFM who will have competition from Christie.

    I’ve already used my two FT’s to get rid of two price fallers and I’ve got concerns going forward with Patricio, Shaw, Bilva (rotation), Bednarek amd to a lesser extent Firmino.

    I could WC and take Firmino out for Aubameyang (whom i desperately want) and bring in Robertson for Shaw. I could also take in Ings and tidy up my bench a tad.

    I’d like to hold my WC but it’s also there to be used. I could set myself up as I definitely want to try my best to minimise hits this season. Every odd -4 adds up. I could -4 this week and still have 9-10 players on the pitch.

    The -4 is a gamble. The WC is not but then I’ve a long way to go before I use it again.


    If your looking at fielding 0s next week which I was then the -4 hit isn't much of a gamble (sorry if im taking you up wrong) 4 is break even anything else is profit so to speak even if you were to lose say 1-2 points on it and it sets your team up better going forward it could still prove to be a good move.

    I think it'd be nicer to have 4-5 weeks of information before wildcarding I'd love Aubameyang too but even at that we dont know what Emery will do with his line up when not facing a top side


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I just think now is the time to own Aubameyang. That is some run they have starting on Saturday.

    How many will they score against a hapless West Ham ? Could be 4 or 5.

    Edit - looks like he might even drop in price before the weekend


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I just think now is the time to own Aubameyang. That is some run they have starting on Saturday.

    How many will they score against a hapless West Ham ? Could be 4 or 5.

    It certainly looks that way alright but we dont know if say Lacazette will start playing against the weaker players. I think I read you got off to a good start so you don't need to be trying to taking risks to get ahead of the curve to catch up.

    Its a great leverage play given his ownership compared to Augeros but it has some uncertainty probably a play I should have made given my start now that I think about it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,472 ✭✭✭AdMMM


    Not sure if this is a common thing but wildcarding before the international break just seems like a bad idea to me. 2 injuries and you're looking at a big hit after wildcarding.
    If you get off to a decent start and have some players that are part of the initial bandwagons then by all means hang onto that WC. After all, being able to WC in the event of a number of injured players and after some trends are apparent is a nice weapon to have.

    However it's definitely not worth holding onto the WC if it means you're going to miss out on price rises, and have to suffer some drops with your current crop of players.


  • Registered Users Posts: 387 ✭✭El festino


    Few of the 50/50 calls in my picks really hurting now.

    Siggy over Ricky
    King over Fraser
    VVD over Robertson
    Firmino over Mane

    Hard to be patient. Considering wildcard but have missed some drops/increases last night already now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭KathleenGrant


    El festino wrote: »
    Few of the 50/50 calls in my picks really hurting now.

    Siggy over Ricky
    King over Fraser
    VVD over Robertson
    Firmino over Mane

    Hard to be patient. Considering wildcard but have missed some drops/increases last night already now.

    Same. I am a ditherer by nature but have lost 0.4 by not moving Sunday. Still hard to wildcard already.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,624 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    Schlupp might be the answer. Good fixtures. OOP and heading towards a rise. One or two clean sheets and or a goal in his next 3 matches could see a double rise.

    Strongly considering Schlupp. Do we think he's nailed on now? I read somewhere that he might lose his spot if Palace signed a left winger but they didn't and he seems to be playing well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,155 ✭✭✭✭km79


    Strongly considering Schlupp. Do we think he's nailed on now? I read somewhere that he might lose his spot if Palace signed a left winger but they didn't and he seems to be playing well.

    Is max Meyer not the competition?
    That's why I held off on him at start of season


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Strongly considering Schlupp. Do we think he's nailed on now? I read somewhere that he might lose his spot if Palace signed a left winger but they didn't and he seems to be playing well.

    Didn’t they sign Meyer on big wages ?

    Think he came on for Schlupp late in the game.

    Could get another 2-3 weeks out of Schlupp.

    Might be no harm him coming off for Meyer, with 20 minutes to go, if they are sitting on a clean sheet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,624 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    Didn’t they sign Meyer on big wages ?

    Think he came on for Schlupp late in the game.

    Could get another 2-3 weeks out of Schlupp.

    Might be no harm him coming off for Meyer, with 20 minutes to go, if they are sitting on a clean sheet.

    Ah right, I thought Meyer was more of a cm. Hodgson seems the type to stick with a player if they're playing well though. Still tempted to go for him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,209 ✭✭✭Redzer7


    Debating on getting rid of Schurle and Sessengon for Kante and Willian but have no transfers left, first year playing this, would it be wise in taking a hit or using my wildcard?

    Would it be stupid to use my wildcard this early for just two transfers?


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Willian has been subbed off twice for Hazard and with Hazard expected back to full fitness soon it might limit his game time. There is some speculation he might use Hazard as a striker but can't really call that one.

    Did you make a transfer week 1 if not you should have 2 free ones.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,209 ✭✭✭Redzer7


    Willian has been subbed off twice for Hazard and with Hazard expected back to full fitness soon it might limit his game time. There is some speculation he might use Hazard as a striker but can't really call that one.

    Did you make a transfer week 1 if not you should have 2 free ones.
    Used my two free transfers last night, Erikson for Richarlson and Kelly for Alonso.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭claw


    Redzer7 wrote: »
    Used my two free transfers last night, Erikson for Richarlson and Kelly for Alonso.

    Fulham's next two fixtures don't look too bad, I would leave them. I agree about Willian not being guaranteed to play once Hazard starts. Think you should only use your wildcard if you are really unhappy with your team and have a lot of fires to put out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,670 ✭✭✭jay0109


    Redzer7 wrote: »
    Debating on getting rid of Schurle and Sessengon for Kante and Willian but have no transfers left, first year playing this, would it be wise in taking a hit or using my wildcard?

    Would it be stupid to use my wildcard this early for just two transfers?

    Yes, WC's are for 4-5 changes at least.
    I just took a -8 to get 1/2 the changes done that I felt were needed...King to Ings, Mata to Rich, Coleman to Alonso, Cairney to Schnederlin.

    I'll let them roll for a couple of weeks and then change my bench which is very red at the moment...may need a -4 and 2 ft's for that.

    WC to be used in October around GW9


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,863 ✭✭✭Pogue eile


    Bit the bullet and activated my wildcard before a few of my targets rose. The following is my latest draft;
    Ederson

    Roberston Mendy Alonso

    Pedro Mane Miki Richarilson

    Abua Augero Ings 

    Hamer Neves Bennet Wan- Bissaka 

    I dont normally like a double defense but think in this case Mendy's attacking threat justifies it, Wan-Bissaka will probably play in 4-4-2 most weeks, I think he is going to have a massive season. Manes early form and Liverpools more tricky fixtures make the decision to drop Salah easier. Augero and Abua have incredible fixtures and getting those two up front was one of the main reasons for activating hte wildcard.
    The above also leaves 1.1m ITB which will make it easier when it becomes nessecarry to get Salah back! Any thoughts or suggestions welcome, thanks.


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