Tuesday, 31 October 2017

MLN League - Week 3

It's time again for the 3rd update from Chief's My Little Nuts League.

MLN is a draft style fantasy based around goals and head-to-head leagues.

Everyone in the league faces each one opponent each week with the winner taking home the 3 points. 

Lets have a look at the 3rd week of results: 

A much more reserved round of results with no one scoring more than 3 this week. Dembele Dancers suffered their first defeat of the season but remain in 1st place. Chief is still to pick up a win. Lets take a closer look at his game this week.

A pretty straight forward game this week with no virtual goals at all. Chief tried his luck with one of the bonuses this week: The Naughty Wag. This gives all his played +0.5 which increased his chances of getting a MLN virtual goal (scored when your player rating is better than your opponents). However it wasn't successful and the match was settled simply by real life goals. 

This week was incredibly unique in that not a single team scored a MLN virtual goal in the league. 

Here's how the table stands:


Chief is now rock bottom. Not looking great for him but with still 15 weeks left in the season (each team plays each other twice) he's still got everything to play for. 

If you want to try MLN you can do so HERE.

Friday, 27 October 2017

The week in Fantasy Premier League: The psychology of dealing with player rotation

Never underestimate the role of psychology in Fantasy Premier League.
As much we’d all like to believe otherwise, FPL managers are slaves to our emotions like everyone else - and rage transfers await those who allow their frustration to get the better of them.
Concepts like recency bias and gambler’s fallacy should never be far from an FPL manager’s mind - but this season, in particular, we could all benefit from a generous helping of “radical acceptance”. 
At its simplest, it’s about accepting what you don’t want to be true, before taking a step back, and working with it as best you can.
One advocate even encourages us to “embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties” - there’s certainly plenty of that to go around among new owners of Raheem Sterling (MCI, 8.2) and Gabriel Jesus (MCI, 10.6) this week.
The “reality”, in this case, is simple. Pep Guardiola - and, to a lesser extent, other managers of Champions League teams - will rotate their squad. There’s nothing we can do about it, little we can do to predict it, and no benefit to us from lamenting it.
To read the full article, click here...

Monday, 23 October 2017

MLN League - Week 2

Time for the weekly update from Chief My Little Nuts League.

For those of you who do not know. MLN is a draft style fantasy based around head-to-head results.

Each week everyone in the league faces each one opponent the winner gets 3 points. Just like real football.

Here are the results:

A lot of goals this week with every side scoring at least 1 goal.
Demebele Dancers won his second in a row to the top of the table.

The standout game has to be 5-5. Here's the action from that one:

Looks like Christophe got off with a lucky couple in this one with 2 defensive goals. On top of that he got a MLN (virtual) goal from Tadic. Virtual goals are scored by comparing player ratings on the opposing teams. Tadic only got a 7 out of 10 so he was a lucky bit to sneak that goal too. 1 point very much gained for Christophe.

Now let's have a closer look at that Chief's game:

2 interesting things took place during the game. Again we saw a good use of the one of the bonuses with David using it to cancel out one Chief's goals. Also Delph picked up a MLN goal. This is especially interesting in this one because Chief selected Klassen who didn't play; and since Chief had no midfielders on the bench a "Rotaldo" came in. A Rotaldo automatically gets a 2.5. This means it's easier to score virtual goals. What could have been a 2-1 victory for Chief was turned into a 3-1 victory for David because of poor substitute selections and a well timed bonus.

Here is how things stand now:

Dembele dancers is off to an early lead but Chief is languishing down in 8th. Hopefully he can turn it around it next week's update.

If you want to try MLN you can do so HERE.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Manchester City options abound in GW9 transfer tips

Manchester City have quickly become the go-to team for major Fantasy Premier League investment after scoring 29 goals in their first eight games.
The Citizens are finding the net an average of 3.6 times per game and a whopping 4.5 when at home.
Many of you may already have City assets in your squad but it appears to be time to load up on some more for the coming weeks.
We've also got some other options to sign for GW9 as well as who you should sell and keep on your radar.

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Palace potential, Spurs rethink and Hazard’s return

Chief's Picks - Gameweek 9

Must-have pick?

Comeback pick?

Differential pick?


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fantasy Feudalists' Podcast - Gameweek 9 Preview

MLN League - Week 1

This week saw the first week of Chief's My Little Nuts league. MLN is a draft style fantasy game with a twist on the regular scoring system (more on that later). 

Chief is hosting a 10 team league with a mixture of regular players and some well-known fantasy bloggers. 

So let's take a look at how the first week went: 

As you can see above MLN differs from FPL in that all gameweeks are head to head within a mini league. You win or lose games based on a mixture of real life goals and virtual goals. 

The biggest win of the week came from FFPundit's who handed Carunaway a 7-0 bashing. Let's take a closer look at that game:

A couple of braces from Jesus and Abraham were responsible for the majority of FFP's goals. Abraham is really one to watch, he has 4 goals in his last 6 games. Outside of that, the green goals pictured are virtual MLN goals.  To put it simply, these are scored by having a player who scored a higher rating that your opponent's players (based on Opta stats). Dier picked up a MLN goal in this one. It is worth noting a high performing defensive mid can be a good asset in MLN. 

Now lets take a look at Chief's game: 

It was 1-1 draw for Chief in his first game. One interesting thing about this one is Chief picked up the draw through the use of the MLN bonus: the WTF suitcase. The WTF followscase cancels out one goal. It's probably the most instantly effective bonus in the game. Chief even picked up one of the game's badges for it's use: 

So how do things stand after one week: 

So that's a round up of the first week's action. We'll be updating things weekly so come back next week for more. If you want to give MLN a try you do so here:

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Chief's Picks - Gameweek 8

Must-have pick?

Comeback pick?

Differential pick?


GW8 Transfer Tips: Who to buy, who to bin and who to be on the lookout for

Chelsea and Manchester City are the teams to invest in from GW8 onwards as their run of fixtures and in-form players make a compelling case for large portions of your FPL budget.

The two shades of blue have very favourable match-ups this weekend as well as in the near future whilst Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to dispel their Wembley woes against a poor Bournemouth side.

Find out who we've picked as the must-have players for GW8 as well as those you should be selling and keeping on your watchlist!



Friday, 6 October 2017

Classic Football Shirts - Retro Rewind

Use the following code at the Classic Football Shirts check out for 10% off (excluding p&p):


On a side note, I had the good fortune of meeting PelĂ©.  Read the full story, here.