FPL Vibes Episode 46 – The Home Stretch

Hosts Omar “dinho” Romero and Darryl “2cents” Celestine are back in the studio for Episode 46 of the FPL Vibes Podcast brought to you by Socawarriors.net.

We begin by recapping our teams’ respective fortunes as well as some of the major twists and turns in the last gameweek. We discuss the credentials of the top 4 contenders as well as the fantasy league prospects on offer as they chase glory down the home stretch. The discussion moves towards relegation battlers and the impending double gameweek. Finally, we are joined by FPL Prize League winner for March, Nkosi “The Fun Guy” Doyle, as he discusses his achievement. As always we close out with our combined picks for the upcoming Gameweek 34.

Hope you enjoy.

Is ah vibes!!

 

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Thinking ‘Forward’!

Yes folks, the  DGW31 is upon us and a staggering 15 games will be played. While managers tinker with their squads we at FPL Vibes have come up with some eye opening stats on the forwards from the last four gameweeks. While goal and assist stats are provided, other key indicators such as penalty area touches are included. Do note the key pass stat which indicates the final pass or pass-cum-shot leading to the recipient of the ball having an attempt at goal without scoring. This is a good way of determining which players generate opportunities for teammates.Even though the regular names like Suarez and Sturridge will be popular, and rightly so, sometimes there is an agonizing decision on your third forward. Have a look, let it soak in, big decisions have to be made as we are in the stretch run! ENJOY!

FORWARDS Goals Assists Key passes Penalty area touches goal attempts
Suarez 2 2 8 40 40
Sturridge 3 3 2 26 22
Lukaku 1 1 8 17 14
Dzeko 1 0 2 32 26
Jelavic 2 0 3 27 36
Carroll 1 2 5 40 22
Van Persie 1 1 2 20 18
Rooney 2 1 8 14 16

 

by Rene Ribeiro

FPL Vibes Podcast Episode 45 – Hot Doubles

Hosts Omar “dinho” Romero and Darryl “2cents” Celestine are back in the studio for Episode 44 of the FPL Vibes Podcast brought to you by Socawarriors.net.

We are joined by FPL Prize League winner for February, Rene Ribiero. We discuss our teams’ respective fortunes and recap the big results from the last weekend and the impact on the title race. We review the remaining schedule for the title contenders and assess the impact on Fantasy League strategy. A discussion on the double gameweek assets follows as well as strategy for beyond. As always we close out with our combined picks for the upcoming Gameweek 31.

 

 

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FPL Vibes Prize League Roundup – February

The end of a month of festivities in Trinidad and Tobago also brings us another monthly winner in the FPL Vibes Prize League.  Rene Ribeiro with his team BESBRAHN FC is the winner of the monthly prize for February. For his choice of jersey, Rene has selected a Borussia Dortmund Away Kit, Hummels #5 from our official kit supplier Red Mango Kits.

Rene was the overall winner of the FPL Vibes Prize League last season and it seems like he has turned on the gas as his superb months launches him to 4th place in the overall standings. Occupying first place is Robert Simmons with TangentMan4Eva FC while  manager Nigel Smith with Trini Red Devils sits in second. Vivek Bissoon with Five by Five FC slips to 3rd place and the top5 is rounded out by Alon Cooper with AC Gunners FC.  Ten gameweeks left as we are now firmly in the business end of the season. Now for a more in depth look at Rene’s tactics in January.

In Gameweek 24, “Ribs” replaced the injured pair of Aguero and Coleman with Van Persie and Collins and started off with a solid 63 points.  High men were Lallana (10)  , Johnson (8), Van Persie (7), Koscielney (8), Boruc (7) and Collins (7). Rene then banked his transfers for Gameweek 25 and garnered another solid 66 points. High men this time were Hattrick Hazard (21), Adebayor (8), Collins (7) and captain RVP (12).

Gameweek 26 however would prove to be crucial as a slew of cancelled fixtures resulted in a blighted round. While many managers suffered the fate of missing players, Rene benefited handsomely recording a monstrous 91 points from his active 11 players. Key performers were Adebayor (16), Sturridge (15), Collins (15), Ivanovic (10), Koscielney (9) and Boruc (8). Happy enough with his troops, Rene decided on no transfers for last February gameweek 27 and again came up trumps again with a massive 86 point haul. Star men this time were captain Sturridge (32), Nolan (12), Koscielney (13), Williamson (7) and Ivanovic (7). Huge back to back scores were enough to steer BESBRAHN FC well clear of his nearest challengers.

While being on the right side of the fixtures in gameweek 26 undoubtedly played a key part in the destination of the prize league this month, Rene’s excellent decision making was also noteworthy. Timing the succession of West Ham clean sheets, doubling up on Liverpool’s SaS front line and going with Sturridge cap over the more fancied Suarez in the last gameweek were just a few of the decisions that propelled him forward. It shows that luck as much as strategy play key parts in this game.

As the season draws to a climax, Fantasy Managers are presented with impending double gameweeks, fixture congestion and title and relegation battles; all challenges and opportunities that leave the door open for success in the prize league.

Can you feel the vibes?

by Omar Romero

FPL Vibes Podcast Episode 44 – Big People Party

Hosts Omar “dinho” Romero and Darryl “2cents” Celestine are back in the studio for Episode 44 of the FPL Vibes Podcast brought to you by Socawarriors.net.

We recap the status of the FPL Vibes Prize league and discuss our teams’ respective fortunes as we lament the seismic impact of the midweek fixture cancellations. We discuss the red hot form of Sturridge alongside or as an option to the ever present Suarez. The discussion turns to the West Ham resurgence and the happenings at Fulham. After a look at strategies for gameweeks 28 and 29, as always we close out with our combined picks for the upcoming Gameweek 27.

Hope you enjoy.

Is ah vibes!!

 

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FPL Vibes Prize League Roundup – January

Another month has ended in the Fantasy Premier League game and with it comes another monthly winner in the FPL Vibes Prize League. The January month sees manager Alon Cooper with his team AC Gunners FC cop his second monthly prize for the season. For his choice of jersey, Alon has selected an Arsenal Home Youth Kit with Custom Name and Number  from our official kit supplier Red Mango Kits.

Alon enjoyed a rewarding January as his late charge also saw him finish 2nd in the ICEBOX Fantasy League earning himself 2 coveted tickets to the Suits Breakfast Party on Carnival Saturday. In the overall standings, Alon sits in third place while  manager Vivek Bissoon with Five by Five FC maintains first place ahead of Robert Simmons – TangentMan4Eva FC in second. The race is heating up as managers buckle down with 14 gameweeks left in the season. Let us now take an in depth look at Alon’s tactics in January.

In Gameweek 20, Alon brought in Gerrard for Silva and started off relatively slowly with a modest 48 points.  High men were captain Suarez(12), Walcott (11), the ever dependable Yaya Toure (7) and Hazard with (6).  For Gameweek 21, Alon brought in Eriksen and Coleman for suspended Debuchy and injured Walcott and reaped an impressive 73 points. Key performers this week were the automatic captain Suarez (26), Eriksen (9), Gerrard (9), Hazard (8) and Dzeko (7).  In gameweek 22, Alon made one change bringing in the returning Aguero for the injured Rooney and he repeated the trick with another 73 point haul. Main protagonists this time around were Yaya Toure (13), Aguero (10), captain Suarez (10), Dzeko (7) and Gerrard (7) supplemented by clean sheets from Mertesacker and Ward.

Going into the final gameweek of January with all wildcards having been utilized, the race was too close to call with no fewer than 10 Prize League managers in with a viable shout for the monthly prize. For this gameweek, Alon made 3 transfers bringing in Mata, Cahill and Gnabry for Gerrard, Ward Prowse and the injured Coleman. Alon came from behind with a superb 88 point haul that propelled him to the win a mere 5 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Manuvelona managed by FPL Vibes contributor Darryl Celestine. Main contributors to the cause were captain Suarez (22), Dzeko (15), Mannone (11), Ward (8), Cahill (7), Mata (6) and Yaya Toure (6).

Alon’s canny move to play Dzeko as a differential throughout January whilst Negredo and Aguero lost game time through paid dividends. It shows that coming off the wildcard with many similar teams and with Suarez being an automatic captain choice, differentials are key to upward progression in the FPL game. With a double gameweek already confirmed for gameweek 31 and more twists to follow, there is much opportunity for managers to use strategy to forge ahead in their leagues.

Can you feel the vibes?

by Omar Romero

FPL Vibes Podcast Episode 43 – It Doesn’t Mata

Hosts Omar “dinho” Romero and Darryl “2cents” Celestine are back in the studio for Episode 43 of the FPL Vibes Podcast brought to you by Socawarriors.net.

Our guest this week is fellow FPL Vibes contributor and last year’s prize league winner Rene “Ribs” Ribeiro. We discuss our teams’ respective fortunes and recap the latest happenings in January. We take an in-depth look at Manchester United and the form of Tottenham Hotspurs. After a look at the prize league standings, Ribs offers up a tactical assessment of the best defensive assets on offer for holding the wildcard. As always we close out with our combined picks for the upcoming Gameweek 23.

Hope you enjoy.

Is ah vibes!!

 

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FPL Vibes Prize League Roundup – December

Happy New year to all the fpl folks out there and we come again to salute yet another monthly prize winner. The December king is Robert Simmons with his team Tangentman4Eva FC and his sterling performance (not the young Liverpool winger) has also landed him top spot in the league. For his monthly prize, Robert has selected a Bayern Munich #7  Ribery Home Kit from our official kit supplier Red Mango Kits.

Robert is closely followed by Five by Five FC – Vivek Bissoon in second place and in third spot we have previous leader Tygah Kyat FC -  Renee Milford. Congratulations to the frontrunners at the halfway point of the league. Let us recognize that winning the December prize more so than many FPL months is a difficult and tricky task. There were six gameweeks in December and the games came thick and fast. Robert certainly showed his guile and tactical acumen in pulling off the December victory and we shall now take a more in depth look at his tactics.

In Gameweek 14 the ‘tangent man’ ripped it up with a whopping 115 points. High men being captain Suarez(48), the Belgian wonder Hazard(17) and Mesut(may I assist you) Ozil (11). For Gameweek 15 Robert sold Clyne to get Ward in, jumping on the ‘Tony Pulis Crystal Palace revival’ bandwagon as others also did. A solid 76 point week resulted with high point earners being captain Suarez(30), Ozil(10) and Chico(9). The Ward buy paid off immediately with a clean sheet and bonus point. Before Gameweek 16 Robert sold Brady and Chico to get Redmond and Coleman in and the total on this occasion was 82 points. The outstanding players were Suarez(22), captain Lukaku(10) and the flying Irishman fullback Coleman(10). Prior to Gameweek 17 ‘the Tangentista’ sold the injured Aguero and replaced him with Negredo. The Gameweek total here was 68 points with captain Suarez(32),Coleman(8) and Terry(6) standing out. Gameweek 18 was on Boxing Day and Robert got into the festive mood by making three transfers, Morrison, Ozil and Mignolet out with Walcott, Mannone and Cabaye in. He garnered 67 points with Walcott(15), Hazard(10) and Mannone(10) ripping it up. To end off December in gameweek 19 ‘the tangent wagon’ sold the injured Ramsey to get Cabaye. He managed this purchase despite the player’s name ‘Cah-buy’!!! 61 points this time for Tangentman4Eva FC. Due to the no show of his captain Yaya Toure the vice captain Walcott assumed the mantle with 12 points. Hazard and Coleman also shone with 10 points apiece.

The tangentry is working and Robert has taken top spot in the league at the halfway point. The league has provided many twists and turns and a lot more are expected with double gameweeks normally occuring in the second half of the season. Interesting times are ahead as players ponder the use of their January wildcards and position themselves for the final push to May.

Interesting times ahead… Can you feel the vibes?

by Rene Ribeiro

FPL Vibes Podcast Episode 42 – Template

Hosts Omar “dinho” Romero and Darryl “2cents” Celestine are back in the studio for Episode 42 of the FPL Vibes Podcast brought to you by Socawarriors.net.

In a packed show, we recap the last gameweek and look at some of the interesting results over the past weekend. Our “Step into the Office” segment admonishes some underperforming players in the Fantasy League this season. We then discuss ways of breaking up the template teams to make forward moves over the hectic schedule. We are joined by Nigel Smith, winner of the FPL Vibes Prize League for November as he discusses his accomplishment. As always we close out with our combined picks for the upcoming Gameweek 16.

Hope you enjoy.

Is ah vibes!!

 

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FPL Vibes Prize League Roundup – November

In the month of November, surely many a FPL manager would have thought,”Oh gosh Nigel!, ease us up nuh man!”.  Nigel Smith, manager of Trini Red Devils was unrelenting and rampant in amassing 318 points over the 4 gameweek period to claim the monthly prize. For his choice of jersey, Nigel has selected a Manchester United away Rooney #10 jersey.

Nigel dismissed his nearest challenger by 42 points, such was his dominance. Trini Red Devils now sits in fourth place overall and props must also be given to the top three sides in the league; Alon Cooper’s AC Gunners FC(3rd), Renee Milford’s Tygah Kyat FC(2nd) and Luke Bibby’s Mufcbibb(1st).  We will now take a more in depth look at Nigel’s excellent management in November.

In Gameweek 10 Nigel totalled 88 points taking a four point hit in the process. His highest point earners were captain Kun(36),  rambunctious Rooney(12) and the Welsh wonder Ramsey(10). For Gameweek 11 Nigel sold the injured Silva and got his Manchester City teammate Nasri in and the resulting total was 73 points. The ‘high men’ were captain Suarez(32), Morrison(8) and Baines(8). The Trini Red Devils wagon then rolled along nicely to Gameweek 12 where Taylor(Swansea) was sold for Mertesacker. 74 points garnered this time with the outstanding performers being captain Aguero(30),Rooney(11) and Mertesacker(11). The 11 points for Mertesacker proving the move to be a very canny buy and paying off immediately. Nigel sold the injured Baines and got Terry in for Gameweek 13 and got 83 points to end off a successful Novemeber run. The highest point earners were Nasri(16),Ramsey(15) and Terry and Ozil with 11 apiece.

Trini Red Devils has laid down a marker as we enter the tricky Christmas fixture schedule. Already Gameweek 14 has passed and a lot of FPL Vibes’ managers have crossed the century mark and ‘raised their bats’. The competition is fierce and there is a lot of time remaining with 25 Gameweeks to go. Very soon the free wildcard in January will be upon us and this may determine the strategy for players in December. As we approach Gameweek 15, we salute the Trini Red Devils and ask,

Can you feel the vibes?

by Rene Ribeiro