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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
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You guys reckon Perisic is worth a shout?

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2015/16
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 10 months 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
        1 year, 10 months ago

        yes. For the same reasons as above.

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      3. Van Dal
          1 year, 10 months ago

          cheers guys

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      4. The Hound
          1 year, 10 months 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 - 2015/16
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 10 months ago

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

            Laughs maniacally. 😉

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

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            1. The Hound
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Looks like bentaleb may be coming out again...

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          2. Billy Gilmore
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 10 months 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. DGWs are for Kinnear
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 10 months ago

              What about round 2 results?

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              1. Billy Gilmore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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            2. Innsie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 10 months 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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            3. Holmes
                1 year, 10 months 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
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    Oh we will STILL qualify. 😎

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                    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                        1 year, 10 months ago

                        not on my watch 😛

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                      • Holmes
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          For sure 😉

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                      • Saniul
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          Tell that at the end of Round 3. 😉

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                      • Chrissy Waddle - 2015/16
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 year, 10 months ago

                        Bias.

                        I want a recount by an independent adjudicator. 😉

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                      • Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          japan 😯

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                          1. Billy Gilmore
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                            1. Berbagod
                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                Mmm, the perfect dark horse position.

                                Also, Go Japan!! NIPPONNNNNNNN

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                          2. Billy Gilmore
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                            1 year, 10 months 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
                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                hey Billy , what's up??

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                                1. Billy Gilmore
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                  vvv

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                            2. Bubz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 year, 10 months ago

                              😎

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                            3. chicrah - el pollo - team e…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 year, 10 months ago

                              Argentina!!!!

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                          3. jasper
                              1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                              1. Demelbrush
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                Aguero IMO.

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                                1. Chrissy Waddle - 2015/16
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                  Aguero has looked awful. Massive risk.

                                  Oscar or Suarez over him for me.

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                              2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                  Oscar
                                  Sanchez
                                  Aguero

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                              3. Demelbrush
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 year, 10 months 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 - 2015/16
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                              4. Gigging Order
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 year, 10 months 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
                                  1 year, 10 months 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
                                      1 year, 10 months 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
                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                      should've put it on Nadal..

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                                    • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 year, 10 months 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
                                          1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 year, 10 months 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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                                    • Van Dal
                                        1 year, 10 months ago

                                        are matchday 3 predicted lineups out yet??

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                                        1. TorresMagic™
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                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                          1. Van Dal
                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                              good stuff cheers.

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                                        2. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                            1 year, 10 months 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
                                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                1. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                    Name and Password??

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                                                    1. Saniul
                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

                                                        Just hit 'Join League'.

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                                                    2. Billy Gilmore
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                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                      Not the FFS league, this one.

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

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                                                  • Billy Gilmore
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                    Just join your relevant league, please.

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                                                    1. Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

                                                        I have already joined that one

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                                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          That you have. As you were then :)

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                                                  • Saniul
                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                      @Berbilly - Should I update the group tables?

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                                                      1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          I have already for our group

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                                                        • Billy Gilmore
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 year, 10 months 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
                                                              1 year, 10 months 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
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                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                Sort them too.

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                                                        • Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                                                            1 year, 10 months 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.
                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                              1. Chrissy Waddle - 2015/16
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                                                                1 year, 10 months 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 - 2015/16
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              1 year, 10 months 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
                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                              New post lads

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                                                            • Innsie
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              1 year, 10 months 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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                                                            • * Fer Fuchs Ake
                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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