Euro 2012

Euro 2012 – McDonald’s Update the Assist Rule

It’s come to our attention that since we published our previous guide to the McDonald’s game, there has been an important tweak to the assist rule that is beneficial to Fantasy managers.

Beforehand, the game had simply replicated the rule of the Champions League format, also run by Uefa. Assists were not awarded for shots that rebounded off the woodwork or opposition goalkeeper, neither were they granted if the goalscorer had to beat an opponent before scoring, as stated below:

An assist is awarded when the goalscorer receives the ball directly from a team-mate (including the goalkeeper) and scores without having to take the ball past an opponent. If the assist pass takes a small deflection which does not change the direction of the ball, it will still be given. No assists are awarded for own goals or penalties. Live assists are provisional and will be reviewed within 24 hours of the match.

Now, however, they’ve made it a little more straightforward for us. Ahead of Friday’s kick-off, the addition of a few handy alterations should consequently lead to higher scoring rounds across the board.

It’s refreshing to see that rebounds will now count – this seemed an obvious flaw and brings the rule system more in line with most Fantasy games. A player now also receives assist points if he makes the final pass prior to the ball finishing in the back of the net, regardless of whether the scorer needed to beat an opponent – again this is a positive step.

Although players will not be awarded assist points for converted penalties or free-kicks, if a player is brought down in the box and his side are subsequently awarded a spot-kick, he will still receive an extra point, regardless of whether the ball finishes in the back of the net or not.

A player will be credited with a “goal assist” when he delivers/plays the final pass, cross, header or shot, which leads to the goal being scored. This will also apply to set plays (i.e. corner, free kick, throw-in etc.).
An attempt, which rebounds from the goal frame, the goalkeeper or a defender, can be considered as an assist, if it leads directly to a goal.
When a pass, shot or cross by an attacker contributes to an own goal, an assist can be awarded to the attacker.
Only one player can be credited with an assist per goal scored.
No assist is awarded to a player winning a penalty or a free kick.
No assist is given to a player who creates his own goalscoring opportunity (i.e. solo run/dribble).

Hopefully this will be the one and only rule change to the game prior and during the tournament. However, those long in the tooth may remember that this wasn’t quite the case during the FIFA World Cup. We’ll stay on the look out for any further subtle changes and alert you should any arise.

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  1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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    4 years, 1 month ago

    Good evening ladies.

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    1. beric
        4 years, 1 month ago

        Evening Villain

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      • hillbillypete
          4 years, 1 month ago

          alright my old cocker

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        • riot
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          4 years, 1 month ago

          Hello :)

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        • udit
            4 years, 1 month ago

            Spyro, have you washed your clothes and cleaned up your room yet?

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            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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              4 years, 1 month ago

              Pffft, It's been years since I've been able to see my floor let alone clean it up. 😉

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              1. udit
                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  😀 You must not have a wife. It's a good ornamental device with sanitary improvement guarantee.

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            2. Spineless Weasel
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              4 years, 1 month ago

              Evening Mr. 2nd place in Group B 😛

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              1. Evs
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                4 years, 1 month ago

                Boooo...... !!!'

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              2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                4 years, 1 month ago

                Excellent write up. 😀 And I can confirm there will be a live press conference.

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                1. Spineless Weasel
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                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  excellent 😀

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          • Kanus hat trick
              4 years, 1 month ago

              In the KFC fantasy game you appoint a Colonel to get you double points
              In the Pizza Hut game you win a paper bag every time one of your players misses a pen
              Any others?!

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              1. Abominable Snowy84
                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  By the way what the heck are the England team doing in Poland?!

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                  1. Gaz Downright
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                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    "If they had a choice, even Ukraine would have stayed in Poland"

                    - journo on the Guardian podcast

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                    1. Abominable Snowy84
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        Jeez!! Must be poor.

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                    2. Spineless Weasel
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                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      Fabio decided in his infinite wisdom to base the team in Krakow before he even knew whether we'd be playing our matches in Poland or Ukraine. By the time he left it was too late to change it.

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                      1. Gaz Downright
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                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        only 3 of the 16 teams have chosen to base themselves in Ukraine

                        other than the co-hosts Ukraine, its only France and Sweden who have opted for Polish camps

                        this is apparently mostly down to logistic conditions

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                        1. Gaz Downright
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                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          *non-Polish camps

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                  2. Ms.Red20
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      Cheeky, although the 'Terry is a racist' is a little comical!!

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                  3. The Pep Revolution
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      Is Albiol likely to start for Spain?

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                      1. Spineless Weasel
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                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        no

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                      2. Gaz Downright
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                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        He might get the nod IF Arbeloa has to sit out the opening game

                        but the latter will most likely be back as soon as fit

                        unless Albiol has an absolute blinder vs Italy

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                    • Matt_
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        Is it A. Berezutski or V. Berezutski ?

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                        1. Spineless Weasel
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                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          Both, they are twin brothers. v Berezutski is currently injured however.

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                        2. hillbillypete
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            i hope its the one that plays

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                          • Dynamic
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                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            A is better.

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                        3. Grounderz
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            Why Given? Lots of folks here have Given in their team.

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                            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                              4 years, 1 month ago

                              Ireland are pretty tight at the back, plus he's cheap and nailed on.

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                              1. Grounderz
                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                  I see. Can you suggest me any 4.0m midfielder?

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                                  1. dizFaris
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Andrew

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                                • Kanus hat trick
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    Irish will park the bus, same as England

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                                  • Spineless Weasel
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                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    nailed on, cheap, chance of a CS in the first game, potential for plenty of saves in the other 2. Ireland have conceded only 18 goals in 27 competitive mataches under Trap, they will hard to beat, they are unlikely to concede more than 1 or 2 in a game.

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                                    1. CatMac
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                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      On the subject of the Irish defence - what is the likely line-up and which would be the best defender to get? Currently got Dunne.

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                                      1. Spineless Weasel
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                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        I'd stick with Dunne

                                        O'Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward is the likely back 4. Kelly will come in if O'Shea isn't fit.

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                                        1. CatMac
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                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Thanks JK

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                                  • dizFaris
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Ireland good defense, but mostly because he is cheap starter good for subs..not main..

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                                    • Grounderz
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        Thanks for the clarification, guys. Can anyone suggest me a 4.0m midfielder?

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                                        1. Spineless Weasel
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                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Andrews and Polanski are the only 2 who will start. Out of those 2 I'd go with Andrews

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                                    • Parm
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                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Parmtree's Premier League is now open for bidding, 1st Deadline at 20:00.

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                                      1. The Pep Revolution
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Hi Parmtree, will there be a second division in your league?

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                                          1. Parm
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            Yep, hang on a second.

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                                        • Mílanista
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                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Short notice! I've got 100m to splash out extravagantly! 😀

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                                          1. Parm
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                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            Ha Ha 😆

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                                            1. Mílanista
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                              Its done. The question is, has it gone on my favourite fantasy player, or someone else? All will be revealed in less than 10 minutes 8)

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                                      2. dizFaris
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          83995-27641

                                          Come and Join My League! :)

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                                        • HazardRiot
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            shevchenko anyone...?

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                                            1. dizFaris
                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                Like someone said before, if this is Euro 2000, then yes..

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                                            2. crystalpalaceRus
                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                Is Dubachy nailed on for france/england then?

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                                                1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  he's a doubt with an injury, but if fit, yes

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                                                  1. crystalpalaceRus
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Rami nailed on too yeh?

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                                                      1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        yup.

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                                                  2. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Nailed to the wall

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                                                  3. HazardRiot
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Is perquis defo nailed on......?

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                                                      1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        yes 100%

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                                                      2. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Yes he scored last week too

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                                                      3. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Beric. How's the old giving up of the weed? You been staying strong?

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                                                        1. udit
                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Wait, Beric how long have you been on this site?

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                                                            1. beric
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Since about Christmas, I got hooked quickly 😉

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                                                                1. udit
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Really? Interesting.. what time do you generally post? I've only seen in the last couple of weeks, else your rating for the poll would've been higher 😳

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                                                              • beric
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Yeah man, thanks for asking :)

                                                                  I'm weed free, and have been for a bit.

                                                                  You happy with Lambert?

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                                                                  1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Been away from the comp so no idea if you will even see this comment but still. 😀

                                                                    Good stuff man. Sounds like you're doing just fine.

                                                                    I suppose I am happy with Lambert. I keep thinking to myself that we could get someone better but then I have to slap myself and realise we're not the big team that we used to be. Lambert is probably about the best we could have hoped for.

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                                                              • Abominable Snowy84
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Murray lost in 4.

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                                                                  1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    told you a while back he was on the brink

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                                                                    1. Abominable Snowy84
                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        Yeah kept an eye on it.

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                                                                  2. Portsmouth Bubblejet
                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      And now Steve Clarke has joined Dalglish in leaving Liverpool.

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                                                                      1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        There are rumours Mike Phelan is wanted by West Brom as Ragnick has been approached by Belgium, could be a good addition for United. That said, I'd prefer Carlos and his nous of how to play in Europe that we have been missing for 4 years.

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                                                                        1. Abominable Snowy84
                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            How to play in Europe the last 4 years!! Take last season out of it and the 3 before then were the best ye played in Europe.

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                                                                            1. Spineless Weasel
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                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              In 2009 we played virtually the same Barca team we had beaten a year earlier and they played us off the park. Both Chelsea and Arsenal have shown how to beat Barca and yet United still can't do it. There is something wrong and it's Quieroz and his understanding of Europe. We were lucky in 2011 as Inter took Schalke too lighlty, and we got done by Bayern's nous in Europe the year before.

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                                                                          • Portsmouth Bubblejet
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Rangnick isn't going to Belgium - the KBFV have extended the contract of Marc Wilmots as Belgian coach today until 2014.

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                                                                          • Gaz Downright
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                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            who?

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                                                                        2. Parm
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                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          Noob question, how do you create a second league on Fantasy Pro League?

                                                                          Can't find it anywhere!

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                                                                          1. udit
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              make a new division

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                                                                              1. Parm
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                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Where is this?

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                                                                                1. Parm
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  Ah, got cha.

                                                                                  Silly me!

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                                                                                  1. RafaMC
                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      I take in this will be quickfire as well. Would like to be involved tonight in the fun

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                                                                                      1. Parm
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                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Your in buddy!

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                                                                                        1. RafaMC
                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            thanks

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                                                                                    • udit
                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        in the lobby page I think

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                                                                                  2. Professor Longhair
                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      In the league lobby there is a "create division" button near the top that makes an additional one.

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                                                                                  3. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Hunter or rvp for the Dutch attack?

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                                                                                      1. Dynamic
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                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Rvp

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                                                                                    • HazardRiot
                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Guys im a bit stuck im gonna wildcard game week 2 but ive looked at my team and i have 2 holland and 2 germany for gameweek 1 so im gonna have to captain 1 of them bloody hard desion

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                                                                                        1. Dynamic
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                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Rvp!

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                                                                                      • Parm
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                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        The Second division is now open!

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                                                                                        1. RafaMC
                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Applied

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                                                                                        2. Abominable Snowy84
                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            New post.

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                                                                                          • Voodoo
                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              rules question: once your keeper has played you can't then use your sub goalie unless you sacrifice your original keepers points? So you can't change your sub goalkeeper for an outfield player?

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                                                                                            • Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Filling the gaps is doin my head in... 4mil defenders.. 4mil mids... Gooo.

                                                                                                tyvm :)

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