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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.

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  1. TheFantasyFreak-4ᵗʰ over…
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    1 year, 10 months 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
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      1 year, 10 months ago

      Oh ffs 😕

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      1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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      2. TheFantasyFreak-4ᵗʰ over…
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        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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        1. Demí
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          1 year, 10 months ago

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

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          1. TheFantasyFreak-4ᵗʰ over…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 10 months ago

            :(

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            1. Demí
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              1 year, 10 months ago

              You following my followers for some reason?

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              1. TheFantasyFreak-4ᵗʰ over…
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                1 year, 10 months 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
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                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  It's really not

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    2. Saniul
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No Mata 😯

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    3. Saniul
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Play Lacen or Bentaleb?

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        1. tm245
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          1 year, 10 months ago

          Both here.

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        2. SuryaXO
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Bentaleb

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          • Fresco
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            1 year, 10 months 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
                1 year, 10 months ago

                I see, you'd say Bentaleb then?

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            2. AppleDunk
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Playing both

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            3. Saniul
                1 year, 10 months 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.
                    1 year, 10 months 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
                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                  • LewanGOALski
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      4 & 5 points to Halliche & Bentaleb ?

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                      1. Conrad.
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          defo

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                        • bazrah99
                            1 year, 10 months ago

                            Yep, you have to 😉

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                        • Heisenbergkamp
                            1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                            1. Conrad.
                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                              • Saniul
                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                  Looks very unreliable. 😐

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                                • Rhubarb O'Wakey
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                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                  Nooooo...just noooo.

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                                • emperikal
                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                    That would be awful news...

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                                  • Niel
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                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                    Noooooooooooooooooo... please NO!!!

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                                  • #WinterIsNotComing
                                      1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                    • LewanGOALski
                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                        1. RBcantona7
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                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                          Boateng and Howedes here, rival has Hummels 😆

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                                      • Heisenbergkamp
                                          1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                          1. Heydudes13
                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                              Hope Algeria absolutely stuff them if this is true.

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                                              1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
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                                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                                Ifalgeria are lucky enough they might just do that

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                                          2. Heydudes13
                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                              Oh f**k off.

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                                            • Demí
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                                              1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                              1. Heydudes13
                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                  Vague as ever.

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                                                • Saniul
                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                    1. Demí
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                                                      1 year, 10 months 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
                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          😥

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                                                  • Bubz
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                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                    Please god no

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                                                  • Fresco
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                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                    lol 😆

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                                                  • Tony Warner Fan Club
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                                                    1 year, 10 months 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
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                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                    Oh, PLEASE be true.

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                                                    1. Conrad.
                                                        1 year, 10 months 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-4ᵗʰ over…
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                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                      A Moyes reject being preferred over Hummels 😯

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                                                  • #WinterIsNotComing
                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                      Matuidi as captain?

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                                                      1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

                                                        Temporarily yes....

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                                                      2. tm245
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                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

                                                        I want to but Benzema seems the smarter move.

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                                                        1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          Not if you don't have him 😉

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                                                    • The Sarjeant
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                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                      Bets placed, roll on kick off!

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                                                    • Saniul
                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                        1. Rhubarb O'Wakey
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          Same.

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                                                        2. Bubz
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                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          Same

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                                                        3. michudagawd
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                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                          Duarte?

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                                                          1. Saniul
                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                              Yep. 😥

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                                                          2. Dude, Where's Micah
                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                              Same.

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                                                            • roscola
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                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                              Same

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                                                          3. Fring
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                                                            1 year, 10 months 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
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                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                              United :)

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                                                          4. tm245
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                                                            1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                            1. Conrad.
                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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

                                                              Captain Varane or leave it on Valbuena?

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

                                                                Va......n..

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                                                                1. michudagawd
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                                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                  Well that was really helpful....

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                                                            3. crystalpalaceRus
                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                JRod captainers, are you sticking for this round?

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                                                                1. Tommytour
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                                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                  Yes and every other round

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                                                                2. Rhubarb O'Wakey
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                                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                  Yes.

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                                                                3. Heydudes13
                                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                    Yes.

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                                                                  • Tony Warner Fan Club
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                                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                4. Sky Guru - Sky blog link in…
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                                                                  1 year, 10 months 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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                                                                5. Fring
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                                                                  1 year, 10 months 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. Rhubarb O'Wakey
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                    Who is he though?

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                                                                  2. Conrad.
                                                                      1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                      makes the most sense to me.

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                                                                      1. Tommytour
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                                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                    • Saniul
                                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                      • crystalpalaceRus
                                                                          1 year, 10 months 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
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                                                                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

                                                                        Yay or nay?

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                                                                        1. Conrad.
                                                                            1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                            yah to both.

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                                                                        2. ADucksBehind
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                                                                          1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                          Ok just disgusted at the Sakho dropping :O

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                                                                          1. Conrad.
                                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                            • Demí
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                                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                              Injured, not dropped

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                                                                              1. ADucksBehind
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                                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                            • Fresco
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                                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                              he's not 100% fit

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                                                                          2. Dude, Where's Micah
                                                                              1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                              Predictions?
                                                                              3-2 to France.

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                                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                                3-1

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                                                                            • crystalpalaceRus
                                                                                1 year, 10 months ago

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

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                                                                                1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                                    Sooooo this :-(
                                                                                    I trebled on their defence 😥

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                                                                                2. Arvin-ation
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                                  Any italians on here?

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                                                                                  1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                                    They are all on the new post

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                                                                                3. pundit of punts
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                                                                                  1 year, 10 months ago

                                                                                  Valbuena points?

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