Whats happening with the fantasy premier league website?


Here’s an article where we look at what’s currently going on with the Fantasy Premier League website now we are post GW38 and try to work out what’s going to happen next.

Whats happening with the fantasy premier league website?

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A caveat

Firstly I’m only talking about the website and not the app.  I’ve tried to use the app before and found it a complete nightmare so I now only use the website whether on desk top or mobile.

The first FPL website announcement

Shortly before the deadline of GW38 on May 17 the fantasy premier league website made the following announcement and tweet




fantasy premier league website

 

The link in the tweet goes to this article  where there was the following statement:

At the meeting of Shareholders earlier this week clubs were united in looking to complete the 2019/20 season, but only when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

We want to reassure FPL managers that we will provide further updates on the game when appropriate and we thank you for your continued patience.

We can confirm that any chips you retain at present (e.g. Triple Captain, Bench Boost, Free Hit and/or Wildcard) would remain available for you, in accordance with the Game Rules.

These are exceptional circumstances and we appreciate the understanding of FPL managers while the situation continues to evolve.

This tends to imply that there will be a continuation of the game when the Premier League recommences although why we have to interpret the statement rather than just get a proper explanation of what will happen is beyond me

What happened to the website post GW38?

Immediately post GW38 it appeared you could make unlimited transfers given how the transfer page was set up.  However in trying to make a transfer here’s what happened.

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So what is the position now?

In trying to make transfers as I write this I get exactly the same message as above.  I have heard of people saying the site went down but that hasn’t been my experience.

So what do I think will happen in the future?

The fantasy premier league site has excelled itself by it’s lack of communication and the fact that I have to write here guessing what they are going to do says it all.

Their tweet above suggests that they will be coming back for the 19/20 season restart and for me it’s unthinkable that they wouldn’t.  The damage to the game’s reputation would be significant and they would look very technologically inept.

So I think the game will return and I imagine it will be through additional gameweeks as anything else will face the same reputational and technological criticisms.  Will your team be the GW30 team or the GW38 team?  Who knows?  Will you have unlimited transfers to start GW30 given that’s how the transfer page was set up?  I hope not as that would be a deviation from the usual game format for no logical reason.

What am I basing my above belief on?  Absolutely nothing.  The above seems the only logical thing that could happen.

Saying that I always thought the only logical thing that could happen at GW30 would be to freeze the game…..

Stay Safe everyone

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5 thoughts on “Whats happening with the fantasy premier league website?”

  1. Setting aside the fact that (as much as I like it) football doesn’t really matter and fantasy football matters even less, this article seems like overly harsh criticism.
    How are they supposed to tell us how/when the game will restart when there haven’t been any fixture announcements?

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    • Hi Nick thanks for your comments

      I don’t expect them to tell us when the FPL game will restart as no one knows this. I would have expected them to tell us that the FPL game will continue when the league restarts and how they are intending to do it. IE all in one gameweek or in 9. The Premier League has said that the fixtures will be in their original order.

      Thanks and Stay Safe

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  2. I think I’m defence of the article, all we need would be a simple message that if games get scheduled, the game would continue with additional gameweeks added

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  3. I run a head 2 head league and this season for the first time decided to finish on gw36 and have The top 4 enter into a cup knock-out for the last 2 weeks. Our season has now finished, decided by a virtual toss. I guess it’s much the same for every other h2h. Should have just postponed the gameweeks til it could be played again. Very disappointing.

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