June
06

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. Good evening ladies.

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    1. Evening Villain

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    2. alright my old cocker

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    3. Hello :)

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

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

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

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    5. Evening Mr. 2nd place in Group B 😛

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      1. Evs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        Boooo...... !!!'

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

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

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

        - journo on the Guardian podcast

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        1. Jeez!! Must be poor.

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      2. 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. 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. *non-Polish camps

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

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  3. Is Albiol likely to start for Spain?

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    1. 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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  4. Is it A. Berezutski or V. Berezutski ?

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

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    2. i hope its the one that plays

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    3. A is better.

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

    • 3 years, 24 days ago
    1. Ireland are pretty tight at the back, plus he's cheap and nailed on.

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

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        1. Andrew

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    2. Irish will park the bus, same as England

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    3. 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. 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.

        • 3 years, 24 days ago
        1. 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. Thanks JK

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

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

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

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

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

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      1. Yep, hang on a second.

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

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      1. Ha Ha 😆

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        1. 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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  7. 83995-27641

    Come and Join My League! :)

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  8. shevchenko anyone...?

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

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  9. Is Dubachy nailed on for france/england then?

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

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      1. Rami nailed on too yeh?

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    2. Nailed to the wall

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

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    1. Yes he scored last week too

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

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

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      1. Since about Christmas, I got hooked quickly 😉

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        1. 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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    2. Yeah man, thanks for asking :)

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

      You happy with Lambert?

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      1. 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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  12. Murray lost in 4.

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    1. told you a while back he was on the brink

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      1. Yeah kept an eye on it.

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  13. And now Steve Clarke has joined Dalglish in leaving Liverpool.

    • 3 years, 24 days ago
    1. 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. 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. 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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      2. 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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  14. Noob question, how do you create a second league on Fantasy Pro League?

    Can't find it anywhere!

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    1. make a new division

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      1. Where is this?

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        1. Ah, got cha.

          Silly me!

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

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            1. Your in buddy!

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              1. thanks

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        2. in the lobby page I think

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

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  15. Hunter or rvp for the Dutch attack?

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    1. Rvp

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  16. 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. Rvp!

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  17. The Second division is now open!

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    1. Applied

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

    tyvm :)

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