The close of ‘March Madness’ in the BPL Fantasy League games bring us another monthly winner in the FPL Vibes Prize League. Nkosi Doyle with his team Fun Guy’s FC is the winner of the monthly prize for March. For his choice of jersey, Nkosi has selected a Barcelona FC Home Kit, Puyol #5 from our official kit supplier Red Mango Kits.
Nkosi was a late season prize winner last year and it seems that his self confessed carefree approach to the game paid dividends once again. At the top of the table, that battle remains fierce as the season draws to a close. Still occupying first place is Robert Simmons with TangentMan4Eva FC closely pursued by manager Nigel Smith with Trini Red Devils and Vivek Bissoon with Five by Five FC in second and third respectively. Rounding out the top 5 are Alon Cooper with AC Gunners FC and Rene Ribeiro with his BESBRAHN FC in 4th and 5th. With the title race still on, the relegation battle in full swing and one more double week to ponder, surely there are more twists and turns to come. Let us now take a more in-depth look at how Nkosi’s achievement.
Nkosi kicked off the month of March with a fairly modest 46 points in gameweek 28. Only Hazard (10), Suarez (15) and captain Adebayor (10) made noteworthy contributions. In Gameweek 29, The Fun Guy brought in Rooney and Walters for Jelavic and Walters. In a dry FPL week, his troops returned a creditable 71 points. Key performers were Rooney (12), captain Hazard (18), Snodgrass (6) and a trio of clean sheets from Boruc, Shaw and Ivanovic. Another minus taken for gameweek 30 saw Lukaku and Johnson enter at the expense of Mata and Adebayor clearly with an eye on the double gameweek ahead. This time, the team stuttered with a mundane 47 point showing. Main scorers were Mannone (10), Suarez (11) and Snodgrass (6).
Gameweek 31 threw up a double gameweek and Nkosi used his wildcard to revamp his entire squad and roll out a full eleven double gameweek players. The result was a monstrous 171 point return. Biggest contributers were a half century from captain Suarez (50), Yaya Toure (31), Lukaku (18), Rooney (15) and Zabaleta (12). With a slender lead in hand going into the final gameweek, Nkosi brought in Hazard and Mutch for Gerrard and Nolan. A strong 62 point showing was enough to carry him comfortably over the line and claim the monthly prize. Top performers were captain Suarez (18), Rooney (13), Mutch (10) and Silva (9).
He may claim to play for fun, but there definitely seemed to be an element of seriousness in his play. The strategy of holding onto the wildcard and playing it at the most opportune moment was clearly crucial in the destination of the March prize.
Only a few gameweeks left but still two more monthly prizes on offer and the grand prizes still up for grabs. Exciting times ahead.
Can you feel the vibes?
by Omar Romero