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The Community Round Up

After weeks of waiting, the World Cup finally arrived and our community writers were on top form, providing an incredible array of features looking at players, teams, groups and schedules. We cast an eye back on those updates and also look back at reaction to the controversy surrounding the Official FIFA Fantasy game’s launch, whilst somehow finding time to keep an eye on latest developments in the Premier League.

The Community Articles

Our community writers were burning the midnight oil to help us get the most out of the World Cup Fantasy games, with more than 20 articles published over the week. Among our pick of those articles was Home Run Baker’s look at the fixture schedule and the teams with the best run should they progress further in the competition.

For those playing the Official FIFA Fantasy game Bonz was on hand with a handy guide to the controversial rules and point scoring. Meanwhile, DanielLevy16’s series of articles looking at budget prospects proved essential reading for Official FIFA Fantasy players. His look at goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards with a friendly price tag are all worth bookmarking for when the game’s transfer window reopens after the group stages.

Balotellis Bib’s was another prolific writer this week – he produced a popular series of articles looking at the tournament favourites Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Germany. If, as predicted, they reach the knock out stages these articles will prove key to Fantasy team selection.

Another community article worth referring back to is our matchday one predicted line- ups feature. This is updated daily as latest team news comes in and with help from the community. All those that tip us off with team line up news will be credited in the article. A refreshed version of this will be up and running again ahead of the next round of group fixtures and we’ll once again be calling for your help.

Finally, for those looking for subject matter closer to home for excellent community writing Somalion was on hand to launch the first in a series of articles looking at players at the Premier League’s biggest clubs. First up was this excellent analysis of the Manchester City squad.

The Hottest Topics

You guys have also been helping us compile and collate our World Cup Set Piece Takers page. This set piece takers hot topic proved crucial to helping us bring this list together and we’re updating daily as new set piece takers emerge.

Last minute changes, launch delays and a general confusion over the rules meant the FIFA Official Fantasy game courted considerable controversy this week. Wakey pondered whether it is a game that can be trusted following the latest in a number of delays to the launch last weekend. Gargamel went further, citing it as the worst Fantasy Football game he’d ever played.

Mr Sarcastic was also on hand to provide an excellent round up all the major whines and gripes about the game so far. Among such concerns was around formation changes, a topic that Spectrum sought to explain in this hot topic.

Meanwhile, Cabaye4 opted to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in, warts and all, and started this handy discussion on the FIFA game’s best 1m options. Scoredelario even when as far as to defend FIFA’s effort. He’s particularly impressed with the game’s complexity, which he argues makes it ideal for more dedicated Fantasy Football managers.

The Community Tournaments

Fantasy Premier League 2012/13 champion SpiderM4tt is running an Official FIFA Fantasy Game – World Cup Charity League, to raise funds and awareness for ‘TASK Brasil’ the charity that supports abandoned street kids in Brazil. He tells us that the winner will not only receive the title of becoming the World Cup 2014 Charity League Champion, but they will also receive a special personalised World Cup winning mug. SpiderM4tt adds: “I received one of these winning mugs for winning the FPL last season, and I can vouch that it is a special prize, and it makes great brews too!”

The league is called: WC Charity League and no password is needed. More details on how to donate to TASK Brasil can be found on his Just Giving

The FFS UEFA group is among those to set up a competition around the Official FIFA game. Their latest article with updates on the progress of the competition can be found here.

Zepinho has been coordinating the “Dead Zone” leagues across both the Official FIFA and Fox games. Among front runners in the Dead Zone Fox league at the time of writing were Cesar Marques and Peter Conquest.

The World Cup Picks challenge, organised by TM245 is another competition taking place. Full details can be found here.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

829 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JustWatching
    3 years, 5 months ago

    So they've added overall ranks. The gradual building of the fantasy game after it's already kicked off is quite reminiscent of the situation with the stadiums in Brazil.

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    1. teddy.
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      3 years, 5 months ago

      Yeah, it's all part of the carnival vibe!

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    2. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Wow, 106 points 🙂

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      1. Camp No No
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Unfortunately, that's not a lot in this game.

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        1. Billy Gilmore
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Haha true.

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  2. Jafooli
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    3 years, 5 months ago

    Was Meireles is Taxi Driver?

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  3. Gubbins94.
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Something to kill the time http://onekeano.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/world-cup-group-g-preview/

    Germany look like they'll be relying heavily on Muller turning up.

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    1. teddy.
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      3 years, 5 months ago

      Is Muller on Corners?

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      1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        😀

        Genius

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  4. SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MOTHER
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Just a reminder that Shaheen the Camel believes Portugal wins tonight. Place your bets ladies and gents.

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    1. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      My money's on Ronaldo scoring one goal in the tournament.

      Actually it's not, but my talk is.

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    2. bazrah99
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Nani and Ronnie to score in a 2-2

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  5. They signed Bale, we signed…
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Can anyone tell me if/where to find man of the match bets on skybet?

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    1. Lucas Leiva
      3 years, 5 months ago

      They don't do them.

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  6. mir
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone else seen there Mcdonalds rank pop up on the home page... 121 points..ranked 84 overall

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Showoff 😛

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      1. mir
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        All 11 played. .will be taking 3 out costing 16 points. You?

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        1. Billy Gilmore
          3 years, 5 months ago

          97 after removing a couple of players and playing my Iranians. Got a couple more tomorrow too.

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    2. SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MOTHER
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Bloody hell mate. Well done.

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Youth Hosteling with Chris Eubank.

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      2. mir
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Cheers. .long way to go..

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    3. Ludo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Are there really 900,000 people playing this game? Can't believe I'm doing this well from the players I've had.

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    4. Essan (the weatherman)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      120 points gives me a rank of 110 - I was assuming that to be near average!

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    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      I have 126 points 🙂

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    6. Camp No No
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Now I can too. I'm outside top 1k. 🙁

      Have to check if the league page has started working too.

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      1. Camp No No
        3 years, 5 months ago

        No it hasn't.

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    7. Siva Mohan
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Points 122 .. Rank 69 😎

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      1. mir
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        nice... how many played? swapping??

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        1. Siva Mohan
          3 years, 5 months ago

          3 Belgians waiting to come on!!

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      2. Billy Gilmore
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Colombia on fire!

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    8. Pinky and Brain
      3 years, 5 months ago

      118 points - rank of 191.

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    9. Disco Stu
      3 years, 5 months ago

      With Kroos' 7, I'm currently at 119, but will be removing 11 points tomorrow for DeBruyne and Lukaku

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  7. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Can anyone tell me if/where to find man of the match bets on bet365.com?

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Go to the match then to the player bets then it's at the bottom.

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      1. Siva Mohan
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks Billy..

        who's fav for Ger vs Por game?

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    2. Lucas Leiva
      3 years, 5 months ago

      http://www.oddschecker.com/football/world-cup/germany-v-portugal/fifa-man-of-the-match

      Use the drop down in the 'match select' and follow the link.

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  8. RayneWooney
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Muller FGS Germany 2-1

    45/1 Get on iiiit 🙂

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  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    When did this become a betting forum 😛

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    1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      when the official fantasy game turned out to be a load of crap.

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        😀

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    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Since Demi realised we can cheat the system

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      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Since a Mod realised we could defraud one of the site sponsors

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        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 5 months ago

          😆

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        2. Demí
          3 years, 5 months ago

          I'm not a moderator.

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          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 5 months ago

            I guessed, otherwise you would have deleted my post 😛

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            1. Demí
              3 years, 5 months ago

              😉

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    3. Camp No No
      3 years, 5 months ago

      ^these are both excellent answers.

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  10. Lucas Leiva
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Wondering for the last 10 minutes why I couldn't find the Nigeria-Iran line-ups anywhere before realising it was Germany v Portugal first at 5pm 😆

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  11. They signed Bale, we signed…
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Win Loss Draw predictions for tonights three games?

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  12. SW6
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Overall McDonalds rank 5 😯

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    1. Camp No No
      3 years, 5 months ago

      I'm happy that we ain't playing you this round.

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      1. JT's Dog
        3 years, 5 months ago

        So am I

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        1. Camp No No
          3 years, 5 months ago

          😆

          Tough luck!

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          1. JT's Dog
            3 years, 5 months ago

            4-1 will do
            Hoping sw6 is playing our worst scorer

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            1. Camp No No
              3 years, 5 months ago

              😆

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    2. JT's Dog
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Well done sir
      How many points do you have to see how far behind me you are 😉

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      1. SW6
        3 years, 5 months ago

        131
        I'm using this as justification for too much time spent on here and watching football 🙂

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        1. JT's Dog
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Out of interest who are your other team players, only tony warner ever seems to be on here

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          1. SW6
            3 years, 5 months ago

            Not regulars but they're on every now and then.

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    3. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Noice

      I got up to 14th in the Euros game a couple of years ago. Isacki did well in that one

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    4. Wilshere Knowledge
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Pffft, 90,000 here. 😎

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      1. Camp No No
        3 years, 5 months ago

        There probably ain't more than 100k active players, even. 😉

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        1. Wilshere Knowledge
          3 years, 5 months ago

          I look down on those 10,000 with condemnation! 😀

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          1. Camp No No
            3 years, 5 months ago

            😆

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    5. Ludo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Nice!

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    6. Prime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Nice, how many points?

      Points 83
      Rank 47026

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    7. mir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      How many played? swapping etc?

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      1. SW6
        3 years, 5 months ago

        All 11, will probably bring De Bruyne (for Valbuena), Alderweireld (for Rojo) and Algeria GK (for Karenzis) on as subs though

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    8. Tony Warner Fan Club
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Super Deutschland!!!

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      1. SW6
        3 years, 5 months ago

        😀

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        1. JT's Dog
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Tell me in 5th place you don't happen to see a pugs arse in front of you 🙂

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          1. Camp No No
            3 years, 5 months ago

            I heard Wilshere is seeing pug's arse right in front of him at 90k. 😉

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            1. Camp No No
              3 years, 5 months ago

              *Wilshere Knowledge, that is, or WK.

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            2. JT's Dog
              3 years, 5 months ago

              I suspect that, only squad I don't have details of, though he has been saying good things on here about his score

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      2. Camp No No
        3 years, 5 months ago

        And how is your team doing?

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        1. Tony Warner Fan Club
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Wunderbar!

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          1. Camp No No
            3 years, 5 months ago

            Which equals how many points and what overall rank?

            I'm just outside top 1k at 109p.

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  13. Scoredelario
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Took the gamble and switched out sturridge (9pts) for Ronaldo.

    Got to have some fun in this game!

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  14. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Germany's 100th WC appearance, first team to make it.

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    1. Siva Mohan
      3 years, 5 months ago

      what? Brazil played every WC and still didn't reach 100?

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      1. Tony Warner Fan Club
        3 years, 5 months ago

        I think they've combined both Germany teams when they were separate.

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        1. Tony Warner Fan Club
          3 years, 5 months ago

          It's why Serbia are listed as 43 WC games.

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  15. Gubbins94.
    3 years, 5 months ago

    To anyone with free bets from PP, if you use them on FGS bets on players who don't play/ come on after the first goals been scored, you get it refunded as cash.

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    1. JT's Dog
      3 years, 5 months ago

      I got same thing with my tesco points

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  16. Demí
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Hazard 5/2 motm vs Algeria tomorrow. Don't think you'll find better odds till ko

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  17. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 5 months ago

    who's everyone betting on for MOTM in Ger vs Por game?

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Ronaldo

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    2. SW6
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Has to be Ronaldo with all his twitter fanboys

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    3. RayneWooney
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Muller

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    4. Lucas Leiva
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Ronaldo in a few doubles/trebles.

      A Germany win (with goals before HT) could screw it all up.

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  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    What if Ronaldo goes off injured after 5 mins 😯 . He'll still win MOTM right?

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      If we vote enough times. Everyone on here on the FIFA site, FIFA app and twitter should be enough, yeah? 😉

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  19. RayneWooney
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Probably been done already but score predictions?

    2-1 Germany for me.

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    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      3-1 to ze germans

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  20. Perchinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Which England players would get into the France XI that started vs Honduras? Sturridge, Sterling, Baines & Cahill over Griezmann, Valbuena, Sakho & Evra?

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    1. SW6
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Just Sterling over Griezmann imo.

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    2. CABAYE4
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Cahill over Sakho. That's it.

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    3. Wilshere Knowledge
      3 years, 5 months ago

      What a beard!

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      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Whoops.

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    4. I love Spurs
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Cahill over Sakho. I thought Baines over Evra too but then not so sure after watching the Italy game.

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      1. Perchinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Evra wouldn't have done any better in the same circumstances.

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        1. I love Spurs
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Don't get me wrong, I don't really rate Evra. But I thought Baines got found out against Italy and not sure he's cut for the highest level.

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  21. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Local fantasy league .. have to select players from today's matches and 3 players max from each..

    Germany vs Portugal
    Iran vs Nigeria
    Ghana vs USA

    Howard
    Omeruo Oboabona Mertesacker Mensah
    Moutinho Ozil Moses
    Ronaldo Muller Gyan

    does this look good?

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    1. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      looks good mate!

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      1. Siva Mohan
        3 years, 5 months ago

        cheers Icon 🙂

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  22. Lucas Leiva
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Ladbrokes, 888 & SportingBet going for Ronaldo MOTM @2/1 right now.

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    1. GreennRed
      3 years, 5 months ago

      What price is Schurlle?

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      1. Billy Gilmore
        3 years, 5 months ago

        Why would he win it if he isn't starting?

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        1. GreennRed
          3 years, 5 months ago

          Has the team being named? Hear he has a chance.

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          1. Billy Gilmore
            3 years, 5 months ago

            The game's started...

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            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 5 months ago

              😀

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          2. Camp No No
            3 years, 5 months ago

            You're just a bit late, dude.

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            1. GreennRed
              3 years, 5 months ago

              Late is an understatement 🙁

              Still hungover after Friday and Saturday on the brother's shtag.

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  23. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Just Muller in the Fox game for me, would have been Ozil in McD's and Fox had there not been doubts but Oscar has been a good replacement for now....Still want Ozil to do well though

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  24. A Defender's Nightmare
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Guys, did Pjanic really get all those 8 points with RBs, Blocks, Delivered Ball, Pass %? Or he's awarded assist wrongfully?

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    1. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 5 months ago

      No assist just all the bonii.

      3RB, 1BD, 1PC and 3 app

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  25. Studgie G
    3 years, 5 months ago

    new post slow pokes

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  26. 7shadesofsmoke
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Germany started brightly! Portugal are still half asleep

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 5 months ago

      Looked pretty awake there 😉

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      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 5 months ago

        haha, i was just clicking post when that attack broke. Too late 😀

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  27. RayneWooney
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Dear God 😆

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  28. Disco Stu
    3 years, 5 months ago

    Is it worth taking out Rojo's 7 for Kombarov tomorrow?

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  29. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 5 months ago

    How will they deal with the brasil vs mexico game in the mcdonalds fantasy league???? Will a dgw happen on mcdonalds without warning and without been in the fixtures of the game for the 1st round?

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