Tuesday, 18 November 2014

#FlyBuy - GW12

Man alive, I DETEST the International Break! Meaningless friendlies against Third World opposition (Scotland) and the relentless amount of qualifiers to be played for a tournament that we have already guaranteed our participation, drive me wild! Of course, it doesn't take the brains of a rocket scientist to deduce that for me, it is the lack of FPL action that causes my frustration. It's more than that though, I just hate the fact that we do well in these games against mediocre opposition and fool ourselves into thinking we stand a chance of glory in the tournament proper. 

Anyway, I digress. It's FlyBuy we're talking about here, and after the first third of the season approaches its conclusion, I can only report that I've had an abysmal run. Pretty much like the team I am going to select my GW12 pick from. After a good start to the season, like the England team they fooled people into thinking they would continue to do well against opposition that matters. They didn't. They embarked on a run of wins and clean sheets against poor opponents, but then folded like a house of cards when the difficulty level increased. Like England.

The player in particular I am choosing also - somewhat bizarrely - has England credentials. I won't go as far as saying pedigree, but you get my meaning. He received 3 Caps, and actually had a goal disallowed on his debut, where he faced Germany away in Berlin. He played twice more; versus Spain and Belarus, the latter being the only competitive International in which he played.

Back to the present, and he has scored only two goals all season, in GW3 and 4 when he scored in the win over Hull, and the only goal of the game in an unexpected away win over Liverpool. He has a face like he has just lost a winning jackpot lottery ticket. Have you guessed who it is yet?

I'm referring to Aston Villa, and ex-England forward, Gabby Agbonlahor. With the continued suspension of main-man Benteke, he will hopefully regain his scoring touch over the next few weeks as Villa face Southampton (H), Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (A), Leicester (H) and West Brom (A). Agbonlahor and Villa need to get back to winning ways prior to the Xmas programme or they WILL get sucked into the relegation dogfight.



FlyBuy picks to date (only takes into account 5 GWs)

GW1 - Calum Chambers (ARS) - Points: 1 / 0 / 8 / 1 / 5 
GW2 - Steven Pienaar (EVE) - Points: 1 / 0 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW3 - Siem de Jong (NEW) - Points: 2 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW4 - Marko Arnautovic (STO) - Points: DNP / 1 / 3 / 2 / 0
GW5 - Yaya Toure (MCY) - Points: 1 / 2 / 11 / 1 / 2
GW6 - Wilfried Bony (SWA) - Points: 1 / 6 / 7 / 13 / 1
GW7 - Kevin Nolan (WHU) - Points: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
GW8 - Adam Lallana (LIV) - Points: 3 / 3 / DNP / DNP
GW9 - Ross Barkley (EVE) - Points: 1 / 3 / 2
GW10 - Santi Cazorla (ARS) - Points: 3 / 2
GW11 - Stevan Jovetic (MCY) - Points: DNP