Monthly Archives: March 2013

Football Fantasy: Q3 Report Card

Phew. 30 gameweeks down with 8 more to go. With the Fantasy Football calendar taking a 2-week rest with international games on the horizon, it is a great time indeed to reflect on my fantasy football management achievement so far.

Since GW 21, things have been sailing pretty smoothly in the 3rd quarter of the season. From the point collection standpoint, I managed to bump it up to 1,786.5pts, averaging 66.8pts/GW in the third quarter span. Disregarding GW 24th’s pathetic 37 point collection, the key stretch for me was the torrid GW 25-28 stretch where I exponentially amassed points of 64.5, 76, 81 and finally culminating in my career-high 107 point in GW 28.

Key factors that helped me during this period was the consistent form of (shockingly) Liverpool’s dynamic duo Gerrard/Suarez coupled with lucky captaincy picks on Bale, Rooney, etc. I also successfully off-loaded RVP at the right time because he is still struggling to find his scoring touch (till now!)

In terms of money, I only managed to add another 2.2M to the kitty, making my current team value at 160.5M. In all fairness to the new system FF came up with, this is still consistent with the fact that after Q2, we can’t expect to increase our salary cap much already. :-(

All this adds up to a global rank of 101, which is quite satisfying considering I had what I thought to be two ‘below-par’ performances in GW29-30 with hauls of 43 pts and 50.5 pts respectively. Surprisingly, I observed that my global rank dipped only 6 places following those two GWs. I guess this phenomena is an indication that I would have achieved what is termed ‘template-line-up’ as with the majority of the players.

I reckon for the final quarter, I could either choose to play safe and opt for the standard tried-and-tested 5-man midfield, which would more or less guarantee my global rankings won’t increase of drop so drastically…OR opt to rick breaking up the midfield 5 and push for a higher global rank.

Starting from GW 31, you may have noticed that I have decided to take the risk and go for the riskier 3-4-3 formation, which is less stable but promises higher returns provided the strikers score…

Planning ahead in Q4 also tells me that the battle for points would be crucially decided between GWs 32-35 where all managers would have to do well to plan and navigate their teams through various gameweeks with no-games and double games. There are also many uncertainties with some top clubs like Chelsea who’s schedule could still be well disrupted by Cup competitions.

Anyway, that’s the Q3 report to-date….here’s me pushing forward into the final 8GWs with confidence! 😀

 

10 Things to Fill Your Waiting Time for Star Trek Into Darkness

If you are just like me – itching in anticipation of the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, you’d probably be searching for useful things to do whilst waiting for the movie to open, huh? Or perhaps that’s just me..heh.

Anyway, if you DO fall into that category, then you’re in luck because today, I offer 10 best ways to fill your time whilst waiting for Star Trek Into Darkness to open…

1. Scour your attic/basement/racks for your Star Trek movie collection and immerse yourself in a non-stop Star Trek movie marathon…. OK, you are allowed to skip some of the odd-numbered editions too..:-p

2. Brush up on your Klingon language. This online Klingon Translator and Dictionary might help…

3. Continue to put in additional hours of research to try to identify the main villain of Into Darkness.. I have already tried to do so but I think I would probably be very well far off the mark!

4. Continue to practice and incorporating Star Trek lingo into your everyday life…

5. Re-visit your Star Trek book collection and re-read some of your favourites!

6. Sign up on online Trek forums and have meaningful discourse with other Trekkies.

7. Challenge yourself to some essential Trek trivia. One of my most highly recommended books is this:

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8. Load yourself with critical Star Trek knowledge by extensively studying the most comprehensive wiki site for all Star Trek info – Memory Alpha

9. Download the unique Star Trek Into Darkness app on your iOS/Android devices to get the latest on the movie!

10. Repeatedly stare and gawk at this awesome ‘motion poster’ teaser of Into Darkness:


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