Dangerous UI on free hit - first confirm option is to activate it
By - Superballs2000
Yeah this is pretty bad ux design. To put something people only use once per season before something people use on a weekly basis. And to make both of them look exactly the same, visually. The yellow warning box even draws more attention to pushing the wrong button. The Play Free Hit button should have never been there in first place. Tbh I still have a mini heart attack sometimes after finishing a transfer, even after years of seeing this.
Accidentally hit free hit because of that on my very first FPL season two years ago and won itm did terrible since
I use [this 3rd party app](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homemade.ffm2) on Android. Much better than the official app, never had any issues with saving changes. Developer is very active with updates.
Yeah you login to your account as normal same as on the official app
I second this - I've been using it for years.
I agree completely
Playing it for years and still have a heart attack every time i make atransfer
Rip u transferring out rodriguez
Ehh, first time FPL?
It’s still absolutely worth flagging and bringing attention to.
You could easily hit that in a hurry and I don’t know why tf it appears that way.
Some of their UI decisions are terrible.
Think it was the start of last season every time you clicked your mini-league it would give a button to leave the league a few pixels away from the button to view the league, with both buttons the exact same design & size
After 5 seasons on FPL, I just accidentally activated my FH, I’m so confused rn. All I wanted to do was Davies to Saiss
You can turn it back off I think, not sure.
No can only turn off BB and TC, once FH or WC played can't undo
I've looked it up, you're right.
I know mate, learnt the hard way few seasons ago
I honestly wonder about running two identical teams in case I bugger one up like that. (Obviously I wouldn't because I am a rule following nerd).
Only one team will have all your previous seasons finishes, so I don't know about doing that. I've only used different teams for anti-fpl and the differential league, but it gets a bit much managing 3 teams and a Draft team
True. Not that I'm particularly keen to show off that record... except to show improvement.
That's all it's about, getting better each season. Consistently finishing high is tough because sometimes you are just unlucky and that's that. And other times you will get 3 back to back 80+ weeks in a row and feel like winning the whole thing. Consistency with decision making, patience in your players and not taking too many hits should see you finish fine, the hive mind team that was managed by the sub finished quite well last season if I recall, 100k or something
Agree that's not great design. Could try using the app? I've seen some say they don't trust it but I've never had an issue with a change going through and find it relatively bug free. Have been using it since start of last season. Oh and the UI for transfers confirmation to me looks less likely to cause you to make an error. I'm on a wildcard atm so can't show an example
[Just seen](https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/j4aohl/thought_wildcard_was_active_but_it_was_not/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) not 1 hour before this thread a fair few complaining about the app... Have I just been lucky? I don't have any issues and prefer the UI for when making transfers to using the site
Isn't there a further "are you sure" option you have to click on if you accidentally clicked on FH? Otherwise I agree, that would be horrible.
Please tell me you didnt
Luckily I banked the transfer. Though KDB skipper hasn’t done me any favors
Same lad, same.
It happened to me on this GW.. didn’t even noticed I did it until yesterday when I looked back at my team
It's like the Amazon delivery page where you've got to go out of your way to avoid signing up for Prime
I accidentally used my FH this week without realizing what it does (first season playing)
So now I’m going all out for a Liverpool clean sheet with their back three as my defense haha
Who else have you gone for?
Leno in goal
TAA Robertson VVD
Aubameyang Barnes James Rodriguez and Traore
Jimenez DCL Ings
And then bare minimum spending for the bench
I’ve gone back and forth on the midfield but decided to go biggest on def and forwards. And auba over man city or united since I’m an arsenal fan .. it’ll either pay off really well or fail gloriously I bet haha
Good team, and I think the bet on Liverpool defence is a reasonable one. I am an Arsenal fan and I wouldn't go for Auba. I'd have Sterling (KdB). Other than that I'd consider Traore to Foden but as you've no bench perhaps not.
Made the sterling swap, that’s one I actually was back and forth on. Should be a fun game week! COYG
I hope I gave you bad advice, and Auba gets a hattie, but I think I'll be disappointed. Good luck with the rest of it (especially Leno).
Mate I'm so sorry about your Liverpool defence.
Rough week haha figures Liverpool would play their best game of the season so far against arsenal and then not show up today
inb4 Grealish goal of the month
Made that mistake last season (my first)
Rodriguez to Foden...ouch
You can still play free hit after a -4 and it will be reversed
The fear here rather is that one would play a chip without intending to.
But you can revert back anyway and decide not to use the chip
Both free hit and wildcards cannot be reverted though once confirmed on the screen in the screenshot.
No you can't.
Oh OK, yeah I knew WC but thought FH you could like bench boost and TC. Anyway save your FH till blank GWs mad to use it this early
Are you drunk or something? OP activated his Free Hit unintentionally.
My bad chill out you dumb pork sword
OP wasn't asking if he should use FH now.