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Gameweek 1 match day thread - back at it

  • 13-08-2021 5:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 15,262 ✭✭✭✭

    Well folks how are we set up? Looking forward to the game again this season? Deadline to have your team entered is 18:30 today - seems a little cruel not to mention that 😉

    What are our aims for this season?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,671 ✭✭✭ScummyMan


    Welcome back all.

    Bench Boost Active:

    Sanchez / Bachmann

    Shaw / Digne / Targett / White / Tsimikas

    Salah(c) / Greenwood / Barnes / Mahrez / Mount

    Ings / Antonio / Wilson

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,262 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    Tsimikas Shaw Cancelo

    Son Salah Bruno Benrahma Barnes

    Antonio Ings

    Bench: Steele White Amartey Scarlett

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭NoviGlitzko

    Wildcard active

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,517 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb

    Best of luck to one and all….

    lads just back into dressing room after last minute bonding session with Eileen Drury in the Centre Circle;)

    Starting team:


    Dias Shaw Tsimikas

    Greenwood Bruno Salah

    Nacho Wilson Toney

    Bench: Bachmann Ayling White Bissouma

    The lads all psyched to the gills now…..sure what could go wrong?’!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,199 ✭✭✭✭Father Hernandez

    Have settled on

    Sanchez (Steele)

    TAA, Tsimikas, Shaw (Ayling, Livramento)

    Greenwood, Bruno (VC), Salah (C), Mahrez, Benrahma

    Ings, Toney (Perica)

    Good to be back and glad to see the FPL boards community pick up.

    GL all.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff

    Leaving it at last:


    TAA, Rüdiger, Tsimikas, Digne

    Salah (C), Havertz (VC), Benrahma, Mahrez, Greenwood


    Steele, Toney, Shaw, Cucho

    Best of luck all!

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,821 ✭✭✭✭CSF

    Made a last minute of change from Raphinha to Buendia (after swearing I wouldn’t tinker) to leave

    Sanchez (Steele)

    TAA Tsimikas Shaw (Veltman, Obamidele)

    Salah (c) Bruno Mahrez Buendia Benrahma

    Toney Ings (Scarlett)

    We’re back baby

  • Registered Users Posts: 42,079 ✭✭✭✭Scorpion Sting


    TAA Tsimikas Shaw

    Salah (c) Fernandes Mahrez Sarr

    Antonio Wilson Toney

    Steele - White Brownhill Ayling

    Good luck all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 62 ✭✭Ninja Avenger


    TAA, Shaw, Tsimikas

    Salah(c), Bruno, Gundo, Barnes, Raphina

    Antonio, Ings

    Foster, White, Ayling, Perica

    Good luck all

  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy

    I settled on:


    TAA, Dunk, Digne,

    Salah (c), Fernandes, Grealish, Sarr,

    Toney, Ings, Antonio.

    Bench: Foster, Ayling, Gilmour, Omobamidele.

    Had a shocker last season ending up 300k odd, so hoping for a more respectable effort this time.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,431 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    TAA Shaw Tsimikas

    Bruno Salah(c) Barnes Gundogan

    Ings Antonio Toney

    Good luck all

  • Registered Users Posts: 483 ✭✭Fred Astaire


    TAA Shaw Tsimikas

    Salah (C) Bruno Son Zaha Fornals

    Toney Wilson

    Steele, Webster, Omobamidele, Perica

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭remoteboy

    Made loads of last minute changes and then undid them all 😂. Have had this team for a few days now. Hopefully my (begrudging) faith will be repaid.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,340 ✭✭✭✭Rikand

    Only 2 players different in our teams


    Taa, shaw, tsimikas

    Salah(c) bruno barnes son

    A.armstrong toney antonio

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭remoteboy

    There’s definitely a template already. Fine margins will decide this gameweek.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,431 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy

    Like the Son and Armstrong picks, less templatey than mine! Good luck 👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭claw


    TAA Tsimikas Dias

    Salah(C) Bruno Mount Raphinha

    Ings Toney Antonio

    Subs: Webster White Gilmour

    A couple of late changes with Mount in for Grealish and Ings in for Wilson. Ings ownership and not sure about Grealish starting being the reason for the changes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 828 ✭✭✭SkySter


    Taa Coufal Tsimikas Shaw

    Fernandes Salah(C) Barnes

    Ings Toney Antonio

    Bench: Foster Raphinha White Brownhill

    Good luck everyone!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,054 ✭✭✭wanderer100

    Great to have the footy back!! Only did my first draft last night and I've left it at that. Pretty much template from what I've seen floating around


    Shaw, Coufal, Tsimikas

    Salah(C), Bruno, Grealish, Raphinha

    Antonio, Ings, Toney

    Bench: Foster, Barnes, White, Veltman

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,199 ✭✭✭✭Father Hernandez

    Am I right in saying we can't see any other teams until points are counted later tonight?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,778 ✭✭✭Benimar


    TAA, Tsimikas, Shaw, Coufal

    Salah (c), Fernandes, Gundogan

    Ings, Antonio, Toney

    Steele, Raphinha, Gilmour, White

    Will be lots of similar scores this week, but the moves for Kane and/or Lukaku and how players make them will shake things up over the next couple of weeks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,262 ✭✭✭✭manual_man

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,262 ✭✭✭✭manual_man

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,096 ✭✭✭Cypher_sounds


    TAA Shaw Coufal Digne

    Barnes Greenwood Bruno Salah(c)

    Toney Ings

    Can't remember my bench players, d'oh!

    Hopefully Toney shows up.

    Goodluck all. Bring on the points!

  • Registered Users Posts: 62 ✭✭Ninja Avenger

    Updated quick this year

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,431 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy

    Tried to change Gundo to Greenwood at the last minute, didn't think it went through but it did. Not sure how I feel about it now in hindsight 😬

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,631 ✭✭✭✭dahat

    Great to be back folks & normal kick offs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,641 ✭✭✭54and56

    Anyone got codes for any Boards classic leagues? Been hunting them and for the life of me can't find them. The Liverpool league would be great.

  • Registered Users Posts: 36,051 ✭✭✭✭SlickRic


    TAA Tsimikas Shaw

    Gundogan Salah Fernandes Raphinha

    Toney Antonio Ings

    Subs: Steele Brownhill Veltman Ait Nouri

    Tsimikas is punty, and won't last more than 4 GWs potentially, but huge upside.

    Toney, Antonio, Ings, Salah, Fernandes are all talismen for their clubs.

    TAA no brainer.

    Shaw is a rank killer not to have.

    Raphinha is underpriced by at least 1m.

    Gundogan is nailed for City and want someone for Norwich.

    0.5itb to help with getting Lukaku when he's needed.

    I'm scared of Barnes, Mahrez, Greenwood and Benrahma. I think they call could bang. But you can't have everyone.

    Bring on the pain.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Losendos

    I'm terrible at this, but it is good fun.


    Dias Mings Tarkowski

    Ward-Prowse Son Zaha Grealish (c) Buendia

    Toney Vardy (VC)

    Bench Pickford Tierney Bamford Vestergaard

    Best of luck to everyone