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The Community Round Up

World class goals, TV commentators, England’s demise and further controversy over the Official FIFA Fantasy game provided the inspiration for this week’s output from the Fantasy Football Scout community. We look back on the notable articles and hot topics produced by you, including the early analysis following the release of the Premier League’s 2014/15 fixtures. As always, we also catch up with the community tournaments currently taking place around the World Cup.

The Community Articles

Yet again this week, there was a batch of community writers on hand to help out with our latest predicted lineups. Advice and tips from Demi, Beavis and Portsmouth Bubblejet, among others, proved invaluable to keeping our list up to date with latest injury and rotation news. We’ll be posting a Matchday Three predicted lineups article next week, no doubt calling on your knowledge and opinion once more.

Fresh from his run of excellent World Cup preview articles, Balotellis Bib showed his talents again, this time running the rule over Matchday One’s games and the lessons we can learn from them. He also posted this look at the Official FIFA Fantasy game’s formation trap, a bugbear that has caught out a number of community members recently.

The Hottest Topics

Many of our hot topics focused on the winners and losers in the World Cup to this point. England inevitably rank amongst the biggest flops and, thanks to back-to-back defeats and Costa Rica’s improbable form, Roy’s boys will be on the golf course earlier than expected. Our discussion attempted to examine where it all went wrong for Hodgson’s men, with Wakey pointing to Leighton Baines failure to deliver successful crosses, while The Tinkerman was adamant that a simple case of failing to take chances cost England dearly.

The Official FIFA Fantasy game must also rank amongst this summer’s big disappointments. Bogged down from the start with confusion, last minute rule changes and an array of infuriating design problems, you’ve been quick to highlight the grips with a string of community posts. Phil Fox 85’s Letter to Fifa was one of the very latest and is undoubtedly one of the most eloquent of this week’s threads on the issues on show.

While the FIFA game’s design has come under fire, the basic premise of offering Fantasy managers more complex rules, with Gameweek squad changes and points for a greater variety of player attributes, still appears to carry plenty of appeal according to many who responded to our discussion last week. Roscola and HamsterGod were among the ranks of those welcoming such new dimensions. Hopefully, in 2018, FIFA will finally deliver a game that couples rich features with a clear ruleset and reliable design and interface.

Across the Fantasy games, one of the winning tactics during the tournament so far has been the investment in in full-backs over centre-backs. With a lack of clean sheets on offer, us Fantasy managers have been relying on the considerable assist potential that the full backs from teams such as Holland and Switzerland have offered, according to Parmtree’s hot topic contribution.

Off the pitch, you’ve also been assessing the quality of the TV coverage on offer, with Gnu’s discussion on the commentators and pundits highlighting a number of abject performers. For MJ6987, the BBC, steered safely by the reliable Gary Lineker, has fared well. ITV’s Adrian Chiles, meanwhile, has been far from convincing in opposition according to the opinion on show. Predictably, Phil Neville’s punditry also took another kicking within the thread, but at least the former Everton man’s performances provided the inspiration for this video, imagining Neville’s commentary dousing the flames of excitement during an episode of Game of Thrones.

Back amongst the comfort of the Premier League, this week saw the release of the 2014/15 fixture list. We were quick to take an early look at the fixtures, revealing that Manchester United players could well be back en vogue very early on, given their obliging start to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Fring pointed out that Chelsea have not been so fortunate. The London side have been handed tough matches after all their Champions League group games and face a nightmarish season run-in, as they visit Arsenal and play host to Manchester United and Liverpool in their final six encounters.

The Community Tournaments

The Fantasy Football Scout takeover of the Fox game has been unprecedented. Going into today’s games, 18 of our league were in the top 50 of the game overall, including the current leader Liam Jones. The Fox FFS Deadzone league is topped by Innsie, while Roscola has a commanding 28-point lead in the Fantasy Football Scout Mods and Contributors Fox league.

Over in our Official FIFA Fantasy game league, Welliott is currently top on 257 points ahead of HenryFarr in second on 253. Welliot is also just 13 points over the overall lead in the chase for the first prize of the Kia Soul motor. The Official FIFA game also plays host to the FFS UEFA’s team competition. The results from Matchday One’s matches can be found here.

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  1. Van Dal
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You guys reckon Perisic is worth a shout?

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Over Modric and Rakitic absolutely. They both play too deep over Perisic. Good shout for a MF spot.

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      2. Demelbrush
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 1 month ago

        yes. For the same reasons as above.

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      3. Van Dal
          2 years, 1 month ago

          cheers guys

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      4. The Hound
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Well done too Croatia for their victory. A very interesting last group game now awaits. Could come down to goal difference. Unfortunately my squad looks set for rotation. Stevie g gonna be benched, not a great pick!

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          1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 1 month ago

            *jots down Randy's midfield weaknesses...*

            Laughs maniacally. 😉

            Remembers I have Alonso.... *chokes while laughing...*

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            1. The Hound
                2 years, 1 month ago

                Looks like bentaleb may be coming out again...

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          2. Billy Gilmore
              2 years, 1 month ago

              A list of the average scores for each of the teams in the FFS WC:

              232.4 – Colombia
              230.3 – Switzerland
              225.5 – Bosnia
              223.2 – Greece
              223.0 – Cameroon
              222.6 – Algeria
              222.4 – Belgium
              221.6 – Chile
              221.6 – Germany
              219.6 – Brazil
              219.2 – Netherlands
              218.8 – France
              218.6 – Russia
              217.6 – Croatia
              217.3 – Ghana
              216.2 – Ivory Coast
              215.6 – Spain
              215.0 – USA
              214.8 – Nigeria
              214.6 – Honduras
              213.8 – South Korea
              213.2 – Uruguay
              213.0 – England
              212.0 – Australia
              211.0 – Iran
              209.2 – Ecuador
              207.2 – Argentina
              204.4 – Portugal
              203.2 – Mexico
              203.2 – Italy
              201.2 – Costa Rica
              192.4 – Japan

              😎

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              1. Mark Rogers is for Kinnear
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  What about round 2 results?

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                  1. Billy Gilmore
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Updated on the spreadsheet. All bar the couple of people who aren't in the leagues.

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                  2. Innsie
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      And there I was at the start of the tournament thinking Mexico, Italy and Ecuador were the teams to beat...

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                    • Holmes
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        Netherland's score is less than Chile and still, they will qualify, not fair 😉 Should have considered total pts scored by a team 😛

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                        1. ⁴² GTS
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            Oh we will STILL qualify. 😎

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                            1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                not on my watch 😛

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                              • Holmes
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  For sure 😉

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                              • Saniul
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  Tell that at the end of Round 3. 😉

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                              • Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                Bias.

                                I want a recount by an independent adjudicator. 😉

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                              • Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  japan 😯

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                                  1. Billy Gilmore
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Have a guess of the important Group C fixture next week? 😉

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                                      1. Berbagod
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          Mmm, the perfect dark horse position.

                                          Also, Go Japan!! NIPPONNNNNNNN

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                                    • Billy Gilmore
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        *Switzerland – 127.6 (with Djerbil's score included)
                                        *Bosnia – 219.6 (with Sarnab's score included)

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                                        1. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            hey Billy , what's up??

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                                            1. Billy Gilmore
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                vvv

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                                          • Bubz
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              😎

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                                            • chicrah
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              Argentina!!!!

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                                          • jasper
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              who is the best option to captain for round 3
                                              Oscar
                                              Aguero
                                              Sanchez

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                                              1. Demelbrush
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                Aguero IMO.

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                                                1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Aguero has looked awful. Massive risk.

                                                  Oscar or Suarez over him for me.

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                                              2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Oscar
                                                  Sanchez
                                                  Aguero

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                                              3. Demelbrush
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                Lads, in fox I'm going debuchy > aurier as I think aurier in unlikely to be rested.

                                                spend the 15m on:

                                                1. Vargas > Giroud
                                                2. Ozil > Muller

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                                                1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  You should have Mueller/Robben is you don't already in Fox.

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                                              4. Gigging Order
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                Anybody else playing http://playlivemanager.com ?

                                                I think there is only 2,000 or so players, but it is actually a really fun game, they do FPL too, could be one for the Scouts to look out for in the future.....

                                                I am really enjoying it, much better than Mc'D's.

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                                              5. Lucas Leiva
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  BoyleSports offering cashback up to £100 (money back, no free bet crap) on all outrights if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon.

                                                  Just put £100 on Novak @7/4

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                                                  1. Lucas Leiva
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Important bit is that the offer closes at 10am!

                                                      Also on Serena Williams for the WTA.

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                                                    • Moin
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      should've put it on Nadal..

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                                                    • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Hate to burst your bubble, but Novak and Murray are on the same side of the draw? Or was this intentional?

                                                        Not that Murray will make the semi's ofc.

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                                                        1. Lucas Leiva
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            I think Novak will win it, Murray is just there for some cover.

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                                                            1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Ah okay. I think the bet would be stronger if Murray was in the bottom half. Then you could get to the final and possibly be safe.

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                                                        2. Van Dal
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            are matchday 3 predicted lineups out yet??

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                                                            1. TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                              Being worked on. Lots of good players missing especially ones with 1 yellow.

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                                                              1. Van Dal
                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  good stuff cheers.

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                                                            2. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Billy , I see my and Sarnab's score highlighted by red in the spreadsheet

                                                                Do we have to send Screenshots??

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                                                                1. Saniul
                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Or join the FantasyFootballScout league, Berbilly will check your score from there.

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                                                                    1. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        Name and Password??

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                                                                        1. Saniul
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            http://en.mcdonalds.fantasy.fifa.com/leagues/65483

                                                                            Just hit 'Join League'.

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                                                                        2. Billy Gilmore
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Not the FFS league, this one.

                                                                            http://en.mcdonalds.fantasy.fifa.com/leagues/64994

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                                                                        3. Billy Gilmore
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Just join your relevant league, please.

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                                                                            1. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                I have already joined that one

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                                                                                1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    That you have. As you were then :)

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                                                                            2. Saniul
                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                @Berbilly - Should I update the group tables?

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                                                                                1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    I have already for our group

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                                                                                  • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      If you would be so kind. You only have to change the W/D/L and GF/GA. The rest happens automatically.

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                                                                                      1. Saniul
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Cool.
                                                                                          And should I arrange the positions too? Or let the teams as they are, and change the positions only after Round 3?

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                                                                                          1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Sort them too.

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                                                                                      2. Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina will make a maiden appearance at the World Cup as reigning champions Spain say farewell with a match against Australia this evening.

                                                                                          - http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/165244-pepe-set-for-dream-debut-at-world-cup

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                                                                                        • Willis.
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Fox game...De Bruyne, Origi or A Ayew??

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                                                                                            1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Ayew by a mile.

                                                                                              Plays off the forwards, strong, fast and knows where the goal is. Plus a lot to play for.

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                                                                                          • Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Fox game. Highest unexpected point scorer predictions in Round 3 in each position:

                                                                                            GK: Navas 😉
                                                                                            DF: Rodriguez (Swiss)
                                                                                            MF: Fabregas
                                                                                            FW: Giroud

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                                                                                          • Slippin' Jimmy
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            New post lads

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                                                                                          • Innsie
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Feck it, transfers done. I'll pray for a Messi blank to get me back up to top spot.

                                                                                              Haghighi
                                                                                              Kompany - RRod - Varane
                                                                                              Muller - Oscar - Cuadrado - Robben
                                                                                              Suarez (VC) - Neymar (C) - Benzema

                                                                                              Davari - Yaya - Kombarov - De Sciglio

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                                                                                            • M_NUS United Force
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                so 11k in fox fantasy is good or bad score ?

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