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The Community Round Up

England’s embarrassing early World Cup exit failed to dampen spirits in the community too much this week, as the goals continued to flow in what is proving to be one of the most exciting tournaments in decades. With strikers proving their worth, team selection and forward lines were among the big World Cup discussions taking place on the boards, as was the fall-out from the antics of a certain Uruguayan.

Meanwhile, Premier League planning is never too far away from the community’s thoughts and this week saw the release of a must-read submission examining home and away rotation. We revisit this and more, whilst catching up on the latest movement in the community’s leagues and tournaments.

The Community articles

Once again, a good few members of the community were on hand to help out with our World Cup predicted line-ups article, ensuring that it was as up to date as possible ahead of Matchday Three’s games. Demi, in particular, was a key source of information, while TorresMagic, Saniul, Pundit of Punts and Neronaldo also chipped in.

Going into this week’s clashes, Balotellis Bib returned to provide his regular dissection of the previous week’s events to unearth the lessons learned. His assertion that Colombia are truly living up to their dark horses tag continues to hold water as they won their group and progressed into the last eight this week.

Away from the World Cup, Portsmouth Bubblejet was investing time in some early Premier League planning; his look at the best home and away rotations next season. This started as a Hot Topic in comments but, after racking up an outstanding 51 votes by the middle of the week, he kindly submitted his work as a community article. This should make it easier to find as the start of the domestic season draws near and attentions turn to that vital initial squad selection.

The Hottest Topics

England’s demise as a credible international footballing force has been slow and painful and was once again the source for many a discussion over the past week. Our Hot Topic asked where next for the 1966 World Cup winners? Doosra came forward to express his faith in England’s players but claimed they have been let down by poor management in recent years. The Tinkerman, however, claimed that the current crop of English players are simply not good enough to compete at the very top level.

Later in the week, Funkyav continued the discussion around England, urging The Football Association to build for the future and focus on youth in forthcoming matches.

An abundance of talent did, of course, make it out of the groups and into the knock-out phase, giving us Fantasy managers plenty to ponder. There were tough decisions to be made, particularly regarding the precious forward spots in our squads. Those to take part in our discussion on the best frontline for the final 16 and beyond included Bambi, who has faith in the trio of Brazil’s Neymar, France’s Karim Benzema and Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

While rotation has become a factor to consider when selecting a team for the knockout stages, Cabaye4, believes that World Cup managers are being over cautious and should help build momentum by playing their best players rather than rest them.

Player discipline and the advent of one-match bans were another consideration discussed this week, with Siva Mohan providing this excellent guide to the players on one yellow card going into Matchday 3.

Zepinho was quick to claim that getting the right differential would be crucial for success in the knockout stages. His Hot Topic focusing on the Fox Fantasy game examined how to break the template and select the best cheap options to slot in alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar. Colombia’s winger Juan Cuadrado remained an ever-popular target, a selection endorsed by Willis, who was among those who answered our hot topic on the best budget players in the knockout rounds.

Finally, it was inevitable that Luis Suarez would occupy plenty of our discussions in an extraordinary week. Banned from the rest of the World Cup, Suarez also looks set to sit out until the start of November in the Premier League. As our Hot Topic demonstrated,his absence will be keenly felt as we look to redraft our early squad selections for the forthcoming season.

The Community Tournaments

The Fantasy Football Scout community continues to dominate the Fox game with our league leader Alba Esque sitting fourth in the competition going into Sunday’s games. Meanwhile, FFS Deadzone league leader Usman Gulzar was in a respectable 33th overall and Roscola topped the FFS Mods and Contributors Fox league following Saturday’s games.

The leader of our league in the Official FIFA Fantasy game is FC Cubilas on 475 points. He’s ranked fourth on the overall leaderboard, just 24 points behind the lead in the chase for the top prize of a brand new Kia Soul.

For the latest in the FFS UEFA World Cup team competition, which is using the Official FIFA Fantasy game, click here.

Jonty An older Cazorla, younger Rafa Benitez, romeo con-man and occasional Mark Noble lookalike.” Follow him on Twitter

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

    I just came to know that the official Man City account follows Demi on twitter. Take a bow sir, you are special 😯

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    1. Demí
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Oh ffs 😕

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

          maybe they don't know you're a red 😉

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

          You've done the community proud, I am a City fan btw 😀

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          1. Demí
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Not sure what you're trying to say man. I'll leave it.

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

                :(

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                1. Demí
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    You following my followers for some reason?

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

                      I having a look at Man City twitter account, when I saw you followed them. I personally think it is quite a big deal,even though they follow some 50k people

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                      1. Demí
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          It's really not

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            • Saniul
                2 years, 1 month ago

                No Mata 😯

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            • Saniul
                2 years, 1 month ago

                Play Lacen or Bentaleb?

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                1. tm245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Both here.

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                2. SuryaXO
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Bentaleb

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

                    Lacen is defensive-minded and can get some RBs but it's also likely that he's taken off around the 60th minute.

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                    1. Saniul
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        I see, you'd say Bentaleb then?

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                    2. AppleDunk
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        Playing both

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                    3. Saniul
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        That would HAVE to be a first.
                        FC Barcelona are said to have included a "no bite" clause in deal for Liverpool FC's Luis Suarez.
                        Paper Chase: http://foxs.pt/1x5heeV

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                        1. Conrad.
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            yea i mentioned that a couple pages back. would be hilarious and awesome if they pulled it off.

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                            1. Saniul
                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                Sounds more like a publicity stunt and a PR move. 😐

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                          • LewanGOALski
                              2 years, 1 month ago

                              4 & 5 points to Halliche & Bentaleb ?

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                              1. Conrad.
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  defo

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                                • bazrah99
                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                    Yep, you have to 😉

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

                                  according to this tweet, Mustafi will start today instead of Hummels.
                                  https://twitter.com/DerWestenSport/status/483634095641985024

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                                  1. Conrad.
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      whoa, that'd be some crazy. Hummels has been doin well.

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                                    • Saniul
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        Looks very unreliable. 😐

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                                      • Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        Nooooo...just noooo.

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                                      • emperikal
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          That would be awful news...

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

                                          Noooooooooooooooooo... please NO!!!

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                                        • #WinterIsNotComing
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            WTF.... I'm not playing :X

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                                          • LewanGOALski
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              I trippled on their defence - Mert, Boateng and Howedes 😯

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                                              1. RBcantona7
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Boateng and Howedes here, rival has Hummels 😆

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

                                                I want this news to be false. Hummels is their best defender. Why Jogi Low?

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                                                1. Heydudes13
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Hope Algeria absolutely stuff them if this is true.

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                                                    1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Ifalgeria are lucky enough they might just do that

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                                                  • Heydudes13
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Oh f**k off.

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                                                    • Demí
                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                        No reason to not believe it for me. Obviously something must have happened, but not sure what

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                                                        1. Heydudes13
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Vague as ever.

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                                                          • Saniul
                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                              Yeah like, everyone said Cuadrado won't start against Japan. 😐

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                                                              1. Demí
                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  That was you and your english sources though. What would they know about a Colombia XI. This is from Germany

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                                                                  1. Saniul
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      😥

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                                                              2. Bubz
                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Please god no

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

                                                                  lol 😆

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                                                                • Tony Warner Fan Club
                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    I'm hoping Hummels not starting is the Universe trying to balance itself out after doing me over in the Costa Rica / Greece match last night.

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                                                                  • RBcantona7
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Oh, PLEASE be true.

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                                                                      1. Conrad.
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          i heard dat. im the only one in my minileague to not invest in Germany defs and a lot of them got Hummels.

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

                                                                        A Moyes reject being preferred over Hummels 😯

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                                                                    • #WinterIsNotComing
                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        Matuidi as captain?

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                                                                        1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Temporarily yes....

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                                                                          • tm245
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            I want to but Benzema seems the smarter move.

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                                                                            1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Not if you don't have him 😉

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                                                                          • The Sarjeant
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Bets placed, roll on kick off!

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                                                                          • Saniul
                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              I have -1 off my bench on Fox if Hummels does not play. 😐

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                                                                              1. Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Same.

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                                                                              2. Bubz
                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  Same

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                                                                                • michudagawd
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Duarte?

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                                                                                    1. Saniul
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Yep. 😥

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                                                                                    2. Dude, Where's Micah
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Same.

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                                                                                      • roscola
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Same

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

                                                                                      story has just broken via Sport (Catalan newspaper) claiming Yaya has asked City to sell him and listen to any offers from major clubs.

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

                                                                                        United :)

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                                                                                    4. tm245
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      I keep forgetting who France are playing...sorry Nigeria.

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                                                                                      1. Conrad.
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          i keep mixing up Algeria and Nigeria since theyre close to eachother in the bracket.

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                                                                                      2. michudagawd
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Captain Varane or leave it on Valbuena?

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

                                                                                            Va......n..

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                                                                                            1. michudagawd
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Well that was really helpful....

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                                                                                          2. crystalpalaceRus
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              JRod captainers, are you sticking for this round?

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

                                                                                                Yes and every other round

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                                                                                              2. Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Yes.

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                                                                                              3. Heydudes13
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Yes.

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                                                                                                • Tony Warner Fan Club
                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Why you would risk taking it off someone with 2 goals, I don't know.

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                                                                                                • SG - Sky blog link in descr…
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Random question:

                                                                                                  I'm doing some research on elite team performance:

                                                                                                  Does anyone know how I could get hold of interview transcripts for the world cup?

                                                                                                  Can't seem to find them anywhere and not sure if they even exist.

                                                                                                  Thanks!

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

                                                                                                  kicker projected GER XI: Neuer - Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes - Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Kroos - Ozil, Muller, Gotze

                                                                                                  https://twitter.com/Cnyari/status/483639152421142528

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                                                                                                  1. Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Who is he though?

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                                                                                                  2. Conrad.
                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                      makes the most sense to me.

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

                                                                                                        Hummels missing must mean he's not fit enough if the tweet is true

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                                                                                                    • Saniul
                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                        Someone has replied on that tweet that Hummels is out. 😐

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                                                                                                      • crystalpalaceRus
                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                          So we got one saying Hummels is out, one saying hes in, but the one saying hes out has a verified tick :/

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

                                                                                                        Manolas (5) to Haliche
                                                                                                        Neymar (5) to Bentaleb

                                                                                                        Yay or nay?

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                                                                                                        1. Conrad.
                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            yah to both.

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                                                                                                        2. ADucksBehind
                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Ok just disgusted at the Sakho dropping :O

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                                                                                                            1. Conrad.
                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                meh they'll likely concede (tho i hope not!)

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                                                                                                              • Demí
                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Injured, not dropped

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                                                                                                                  1. ADucksBehind
                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      Oh really, broadbands been down this weekend, lead to me not being able to captain JRod :/

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

                                                                                                                    he's not 100% fit

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                                                                                                                • Dude, Where's Micah
                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    Predictions?
                                                                                                                    3-2 to France.

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                                                                                                                        3-1

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                                                                                                                    2. crystalpalaceRus
                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        Ffs if hummels is dropped...should have gone Merte

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                                                                                                                        1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                            Sooooo this :-(
                                                                                                                            I trebled on their defence 😥

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                                                                                                                        2. Arvin-ation
                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                            Any italians on here?

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                                                                                                                                They are all on the new post

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                                                                                                                            2. pundit of punts
                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                Valbuena points?

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