I've always thought that having multiple teams isn't only 'not cricket', but takes the fun and skill out of the game. So it's something that I've never done.
Why? Well call it a season long experiment. My usual team 'Sheringham Town', will be my 'normal team': It'll take part in the barn door, and take note of any double game weeks. But my second entry, 'Real Deal' ,will stay exactly as it is for the whole season, away from the temptations of Friday trades and inclusions of players on a one off hot-streak (*cough* Pogrebniak *cough*).
There are a few exceptions to the 'never change rule' for 'Real Deal' however:-
(i) If a player has a long term injury he can be transferred.
(ii) If a player has a suspension of 3 games or more I can change him if I wish.
(iii) If a player leaves the EPL he can be transferred.
I think those exceptions to the rule are fair enough. If a player loses his place in the first XI then it's tough...I'll sit it out, because he could regain his spot and it'll come back to bite me on the backside.
The reasons for the experiment? Well, I had a feeling last season that I was picking round the points at times, so now we'll see how my initial judgement is.
Without further adieu, here is 'Real Deal'. (Drum roll please).
Vertonghen, Baines, Kompany
Kagawa, McClean, Cazorla, Kightly
Podolski, Hazard, Cisse. (0.53 remaining).
Keep an eye out for them, and good luck for the season.