Simon Rowley, previous winner of the FFGeek Sun League and 1,000th overall rank finisher in Sun Dream Team updates on on his team.
With over half the season gone, its fair to say I’m having an up and down season (mainly down though). After Man City’s win on Friday, currently sitting on 885 points, so not disastrous, but not exactly to good either. Team is 889 0n the Monday.
Sun Dream Team – Regular Sun contributor Simon Rowley updates us on his team
Here’s the team:
So a decent attacking unit (possibly one of the best I’ve ever had), but defensively not brilliant. Seasons where I’ve done well have often been based on a sound defensive unit, but the price changes this year make this difficult to achieve, unless you get the players early (something I haven’t been able to do).
My transfers haven’t always worked out how I wanted (although that could be a massive understatement), for example Zlatan and Alli were taken out whilst not scoring, just before both went on a good scoring run. Matip went in, but then got injured, just as Liverpool started keeping clean sheets, similar story with Kirchhoff. KDB, despite playing well, just can’t find the back of the net unfortunately, and WBA, despite having a really good season, aren’t achieving the clean sheets they should be. So a bit of hard luck, few dodgy transfers, and some injuries have stopped me scoring as I would have liked.
On the subject of scoring, after last seasons diabolical system, I hoped that this years would be better. Unfortunately, I’m not convinced it is. In the West Ham – Man City match, almost everyone was unanimous in saying Silva was man of the match, but he wasn’t starman in dreamteam. For me, this is a fault in the scoring system, in that because Silva was substituted, his rating was frozen, whereas Aguero (who eventually got starman), could carry on improving his rating, and got starman right at the end of the match. Hopefully dreamteam will look at the scoring system again before next season, and look for a way to balance things up if a player is subbed before the end. I’d be interested to see what others think of the scoring system this year.
Going forward, not having any Liverpool players in my team could hurt me, so I will be looking to change that in February, with probably KDB going for either Mané, Lallana or Coutinho (depending on price changes).
As always I will post all transfers on twitter (@upthevale1), as well as weekly score and position updates. I look forward to your comments, and good luck to everyone.
Thanks for the article Simon and good luck this gameweek. Remember the gameweek is now open.
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