Sunday, 29 November 2015

No Twitter/Blog for a Little While

Hi guys and girls,

just a very quick post to say i will be offline for a while due to laptop and phone broken so i will be unable to access twitter and my blog until i buy a new laptop. I am not getting a new phone as it suits me at the moment not to buy one and i will explain this at a later date!

It has taken me 5 hours to get to this page to be actually able to write this post and when i log off,that's it for this laptop as i am not going through this frustration again.

It will be a few weeks before i can buy a new laptop as my priorities lie with buying Christmas presents for my BF,friends and family before i can treat myself.

I wanted to write this so if any of my online friends are wondering where i am,they will know now what the situation is and that i will be back in a few weeks. I am so down about this whole thing as being online has helped me so much over the last year or so through difficult times and i have made many really good and supportive friends.

Also if i get twitter notifications,i am unable to respond and i am so sorry for this,i hope you all understand!

Hope to chat again soon to all my #fpl friends and the girls from #GirlGang and also ManueLita,i will miss your posts and support so much,

till next time,whenever this is,

lots of love,

Hollie x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Update 15/11/15

Hi everyone,this is just a quick post to explain why i havn't been too active on twitter recently. The reason is that every so often i feel really down and generally lose interest in everything.At this present moment,i feel like this and meaning no disrespect to anyone,i just want to be on my own and not talk to anyone. This is all part of many issues i have where mental health is concerned!

It is a constant struggle for me as i have opted to steer clear from any form of medication.I could be ok tomorrow,i just never know tbh and i take each day as it comes. Over the last few years,i am not a big fan of Christmas and i am not being negative by saying that and i am not sending out any cards this year and i dont want to recieve any this year either! I hope everyone respects this.

If i was to tweet,i am afraid that my tweets would be very negative and i know that some people who follow me have said that they hate following negative people and as i do know that it is everyone's own decision to follow whoever they want,i just dont want to put out too many negative vibes in what is meant to be a happy and exciting time for everyone with Christmas on the way!

For anyone who isn't aware of my situation,i will briefly explain it now.I suffer from the highest form of Depression and also several anxiety disorders and an OCD that just wears me out. I am very messed up and as i said earlier,sometimes it all just gets too much for me. I havn't slept well at all for a long time and where work is concerned,i dropped down from working a 5 day week to a 3 day week.I am now going to be off work for at least 2 weeks as i am going to the doctor in the morning (again) and he will recommend that i do not work. My boss will be really pissed off as this has happened alot over the last year or so but he is very understanding.

Anyway i just thought i would share this in a blog post as i then dont have to talk to anyone and it is the easy way out. I could be ok again soon and i hope i will be but i also want to say that if i dont reply to any tweets,i am so sorry,i am not being rude,it is just a difficult time for me,

thanks for reading,


Friday, 13 November 2015

My Online Animated Interview with Marc Lingard

This is an online animated interview about FPL that i recently done with Marc Lingard @marclingard. I was sitting on the couch rather unladylike so please excuse this lol!! Thank God i wasn't wearing a short mini skirt! Hope you enjoy,




Thursday, 12 November 2015

How To Lose The Respect Of a Community

When you get that little bit bigger on the likes of Twitter,you should never forget how you got there in the first place.I will now explain what i am getting at and give an example of what i mean!

So you start out on twitter with an account that is specifically aimed at a certain community.You then infiltrate the community with your tweets,some of which are interesting and so you then get people recommending your account to follow and also many people RT'ing your tweets.You have many conversations with many people within the community and generally giving the impression that you are such a nice person.You then pick up followers and in the mean time you follow everyone back too thus making a few online friends along the way!

Now the next thing is that you seem to be everywhere within the community,showing up on various podcasts and giving the impression that you would be present at the opening of an envelope lol! So in your own mind,are you now thinking "i am now one of the top accounts within this community" even though you have not been noticed until recently.

So the next course of action is to make your account look like you are a big fish in this pond.One of the ways to do this is to unfollow almost everyone that you follow including some who have helped you become noticed in the first place.But you are careful not to unfollow the big fish as this would not go down well but deep down you have this self centred opinion that one day you will be the biggest fish in the pond.You think this because you have this unbelievable high opinion of yourself and you think the sun shines out of your own a**.

Eventually and what is guaranteed to happen is that you will be seen by everyone for what you really are.It may take some time but it will happen,believe me and the first thing that you will notice is that your follower count will start slowing down and as other accounts then notice that you have unfollowed them,they will return the favour as you are not really that special and certainly not the big fish that you are convinced that you are.

The next thing you will probably try to do is get twitter to verify your account with that blue tick and this would not surprise me one little bit!

So this in my opinion is one way to lose the respect of a community,hope you enjoyed the read,


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

This Week #FPL and Some Thoughts Going Forward!

*This post was written on Monday so prices and ownership % may have changed*

Please bear with me as i am writing this while in work and am being distracted by customers lol!

Well this week has been one of my worst gw's that i can ever remember despite having a team that in my opinion is not that bad.On Saturday evening i had the grand total of 23 points whereas from what i could gather,every other team seemed to have big points except me.I had a gw rank of around 3.2 million so that says it all.

Where it went wrong and what i was hurt by was high ownership players performing and also the odd low priced player with a relatively high ownership also doing well.

These players include Mahrez and Ighalo.Not having these 2 guys and a couple more are the difference of me having 35 points as against a fairly decent score of 70+.These points have taken into account my 12 points gained for my 2 guys playing on sunday.

Also when you actually look at the players that performed this gw,it is astonishing to me that some teams had such high scores.So where did they come from?

Cech 32%           7pts
Mahrez 55%       15pts
Vardy 49%          7pts
Pelle 34%            6pts
Lukaku 26%       14pts

And for the record,Ighalo scored 13 points with an ownership of 15%. Nothing special with some of them but high ownership none the less and also i have not included the likes of Kone here due to his low ownership.Of the above mentioned players,i only had Vardy.

Thank God Payet didn't perform this week as it would of been more detrimental to my team as his ownership is 37% and i dont have him.

So it's not inconcievable that alot of teams could have had Cech,Mahrez and 3/4 forwards listed giving them a total of a possible 56 points without even having one of them as Captain.And throw in one defender clean sheet and now you are over 60 points from 6 players excluding your Captain points.This does however look rather templatey.This is the difference of my team having half the amount of so many teams and also being below the average.

But a big haul by anyone with an ownership of over 1 million people for example will hurt so much if you dont have him.This is one of the problems existing in fpl at the moment as these guys are performing more often than not.

Now having looked through the twitter feed of #fpl,it seems that apart from a few of the bigger and more established fpl accounts who by the way have actually stated that they have had an awful week,the majority of tweets seem to be from everyone who has got a high score and the odd but not many disgruntled comment aimed towards the so called fpl experts with their suggestions.Nothing serious here,just the odd opinion expressed in a nice way.

So what have i learned,well i have learned that not having certain players ie Mahrez can really hurt when he performs as the world of fpl seemed to have him when i did not (55%). My thoughts are now that even having a template team is not that bad an idea as it can be the right choice of Captain that can gain you the points over your fellow template like teams,this can be the difference which can get you those green arrows.I am not suggesting a team that is the same as everyone else,i am suggesting a team that contains the likes of high ownership players mixed in with some lesser owned and also if possible the odd one or two that can be a differential!It can hurt your overall so much if a high ownership player performs well and although it can be the other way if your less owned differential performs well,the chances are this will not happen too often.And even better if you manage to have the low owned differential before he scores big thus creating the bandwagon.

Also this season more than ever,i have noticed the price rising earlier in the week with transfers being done by more people early rather than later.This is influenced by the fact that if anyone performs well,the amount of people who do early ft's to get them in is astonishing thus resulting in an almost inevitable 0.3 price rise before deadline.This puts pressure on players to buy early depending on how your team is for £££.

So where has my team gone wrong,is it low ownership,is it just bad management or is it just plain bad luck? Or maybe there is not much wrong with it at all.Progress in general has been made though but had a setback this week,
GW2- 2.2 million,
GW3- 2.1 million,
GW5- 1.8 million,
GW7- 1.6 million,
GW10- 158K,
GW11- 248K

My analysis of my team now follows!


Begovic 2.2% scored 2 points and cost 5.0 whereas my bench keeper Hennessy  scores 6 points and is only 3.9 *now 4.0*
I really should have Butland at 9.2% ownership and costing 4.6 which also gives me an extra 0.4 to spend elsewhere.


Van Dijk 2.5% and now priced at 5.6 is a gem who i love!
Moreno 3.0% and now priced at 4.8 is another that i am happy with!
Dawson 5.2% and now at 5.1 is one that i should be happy with and i am sure will give some returns!
Fernandez 0.4% and costing 5.0 has disappointed since i brought him in and i will be looking to offload!
Davies 1.0% and costing 4.5 is another that i will be looking to sell soon! *Possible Rose injury*
An Arsenal or City defender would tidy this up i believe so i will look at those options.


Sanchez 40% and priced at 11.6,a very dangerous player not to have from an fpl view!
KDB 23% and priced at 10.6 is a player who has done very well,i am happy to have him but when Silva is back,i may look at changing him!
Ayew 18.6% and priced at 7.1 is someone who i have been very happy to have but has been so inconsistant in a Swansea side that has been struggling of late.In order for me to accomodate Payet in my team,he will have to make way!
Tadic 6.3% and priced at 7.0 is a player that has been transferred out by me on sat night for Mahrez as i felt i couldn't go on without Mahrez (i did have him up until 3 weeks ago btw)!
Tettey 0.2% and priced at 4.3 is just my 5th mid who will sit on my bench!
So with the purchase's,i would now have Sanchez/Payet/Mahrez/KDB or Silva!


Vardy 49.2% and now at 7.3,he is going nowhere for the moment!
Kane 21.4 and now at 9.3 is a player that i plan on getting rid of!
Bony 6.2% and now at 8.4 is also someone who is only here short term!
The forward are the ones where i feel i will be making most of my transfers around.There are the likes of Lukaku,Pelle,Giroud who are all around the same price so any of these guys could find their way into my team and out as quick depending on fixtures!And when Aguero is back,he will be straight in!

So to sum up,i feel a little tidying up is needed to have my team exactly how i want it.A templatey team is not such a bad idea but also mixed up with a few differentials and making the right Captain choice will make all the difference and also hang on in there even if you have a bad week,there is still a very long way to go!

Thanks for reading,