Tuesday, 25 October 2016

This Season's #FPL

Hi guys and girls,i will get straight to the point here and ask where has the fun aspect gone in playing #FPL? This season is just not the same and the general banter and all round interaction is just not the same as it used to be.

I have noticed that certain accounts and some friends seem to no longer have the same interest as they used to have and certainly are more twitter quiet than previous years. Could this be the introduction of  the Official FPL account that has put alot of former very active accounts off,maybe but i am not sure.And with now over 4 million players playing the game which is the most ever amount playing,i would have thought that interaction would be better than ever but it doesn't seem that way to me.

Also i have noticed that some fantastic accounts who do tweet about FPL are no longer getting the likes and comments that they used to get,they are getting them but not in the same volume of previous seasons. And to add that i have also noticed that when people in general tweet about FPL,they are not getting much of a response from the community in general,you can scroll down the posts and see no likes,comments or shares on so many posts. This must also be disheartening to those who tweet a post.

Previously when i logged into twitter and searched #fpl,i used to recognize so many accounts,nowadays when i search it,i hardly know anyone at all. It's just not the same. In my opinion,certain people and accounts used to "drive" FPL and make it an enjoyable experience but with alot of these people and accounts being less active,the fun aspect is diminishing week by week.

The demise of "Battle of the Sexes" #Bots has not helped as this used to generate alot of banter between the girls and the guys and this in general was a good thing for FPL. I must also mention that an fpl account who did not like girls playing the game and expressed his opinion on the matter has also caused some of the girls to no longer tweet about fpl as he called some of us Sluts and other choice language was used. All of his comments have been removed now but it certainly didn't help.

It is always awesome to see the opinions and thoughts of previous FPL Champions and Matt,Simon and Tom are amazing guys who do be twitter active and are always available to offer an opinion,it is such a shame that last years FPL Champion does not seem to be interested in the world of twitter.

Although the game has grown considerably over the years,to me it has lost the fun aspect,not fully but it's just not the same as it was before. It is also more difficult as there are more performing players across the board which is great and keeps the idea of template teams at bay and also with the highest ever amount of overall FPL managers playing.

I wonder if it is a case that so many post tweets like "had a great week and got 80 points" where most of us have only got around 30 that week,does this as they say piss people off and put them in bad form? Mmmmmmm i wonder.

Could it be that when we post that we have had an awful week,someone comments saying "you should have listened to me" or something to that affect or is it that there are so many accounts which include alot of new ones claiming to offer advice as fantasy football experts.I must point out here that this is not something that i am against and i do applaud all you guys. But there are some fraud accounts like the guy who has an account using the historical overall finishes of the legend that is Ville Ronke (whoever that really is) claiming to be an expert but this is not him and he is fooling over 400 followers into thinking that he is an expert with these amazing overall finishes. This guy is infact the same guy that has called some of the girls sluts. In the last few days,he has actually removed his overall finishes but he should never have claimed them in the first place.

Could it be that last season done major damage to our enjoyment of the game as a template team emerged which really destroyed the fun aspect of playing as so many teams had the same players.

Could it have something to do with the fact that some dead teams which sail along like a ghostship  are scoring more points that teams that spend hours analyzing everything before making transfers and captain choices.This can be very disheartening to active players.

I really dont know what has turned certain people/accounts off and what their reasons for not being as interested as had been previously but i would love to know as it's just not the same and i miss what it was. Maybe it's just me but i just cannot put my finger on it as to why things have changed,i just don't know but just remember that we all have bad weeks,some more than most but it is only a game so please try and enjoy it for what it is and hopefully the fun aspect will return.

I do really doubt that there are many players out there who are enjoying it as much as they used to but i hope i am wrong in saying this,or maybe it is just me,

thanks for reading,


Saturday, 8 October 2016

"BOTS Girls v Guys" League Cup 3rd Round Draw

This is the draw for the 3rd round of knockout cup fixtures,all ties will be played in GW10. With only 2 girls left in the cup,there are 6 guy v guy fixtures!

Jay Slack    71-85    David Porter

Francisco Campos    53-77    Jack Smillie

Pratulya Rajan    90-78    Jasprit Sudan

Steve Totterdell    76-82   Monil Jhaveri

Jonathan Ounsworth    90-60    Holly Shand

Aakash Chhabra    59-62    Craig McGorum

Andrew Openshaw    66-74    Pamela Mwashighadi

Khalil Darmoul    62-66     Muhammad Yousuf Jhumka

RESULTS of 2nd Round

FPL Walt   35-40    Jay Slack   

David Porter    51-41    Masroor Haider    

Ankit Dhul    40-46    Francisco Campos  

Callum Smith    47-51    Jack Smillie    

Pratulya Rajan    59-53    Professor Boogie  

Aakash Chhabra    32-25    Nicola Steatham

Khalil Darmoul    37-26    Kathryn Foster

Monil Jhaveri    55-29   Hollie Garner

Jasprit Sudan    42-30    Elaine Govender

Steve Totterdell    46-35    Patsy Blue

Jonathan Ounsworth    51-35    Teen McViegh

Muhammad Yousuf Jhumka  42-34    Tarah Stevenzon

Andrew Openshaw    32-23    Leslie Sawyer   

Craig McGorum     47-35    Gemma Harrison 

Greg Saunders     33-34    Pamela Mwashighadi  

Martin Coleman    38-44    Holly Shand     

14 Guys and only 2 Girls left now,

on behalf of the BOTS crew,