Euro 2012

Fantasy League Pro – The Wrap Up

With today’s deadline looming across all the Fantasy games, your lineups should be close to being finalised – your Fantasy League pro auctions now complete.

I put the final piece in my 15-man squad with the capture of Mario Balotelli on Wednesday evening, he’ll work in a dubious partnership with Robin Van Persie to carry my hopes over the group stages.

Of course, the League Chairman should now have moved their games on and paved the way for sealed bidding to start on transfers. I’ve set my league to allow transfers after every set of Group matches, with a first deadline at 10pm on June 11 – I’m limiting bids to 5 per round with 20 over the tournament as a whole. Your chairman might have done different – that’s certainly one of the interesting elements of the Pro game.

Chairman can set your sealed bids deadline for the first round of transfers via their Chairman’s Office, by clicking on Sealed Bids. Here you can set a deadline for managers to make bids for the remaining free agents. You go back to this screen on the deadline to process the bids – watch out for any bids made after the deadline when you do. By default, managers can make unlimited transfers over the tournament – if you want to restrict that, you can do so, again via the Chairmans Office. This initial screen is also where a Chairman can change the cap on the number of players per country – I’m tweaking mine to 4 after the group stages are complete.

If there are any Chairman struggling to move their game on past the auction phase, due to final bids not being made or teams failing to make bids, then they should contact prosupport@fantasyleague.com asap. Provide details of your division id (available in the url of your league page) and the team id’s effected (available in the url of the teams in question) and they will resolve the issue so you can move you games on in time for today’s kick-off.

Fantasy League Classic

If you missed out on the Fantasy League Pro action, and you’re still looking out for an alternative to your McDonalds lineup, you can still take advantage of the Fantasy League Classic game. Entry to this is £5 with over £10,000 in the prize pot, including £5,000 to the winner.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. BMox81
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    From having a break, I've gone to playing the McDonalds, Metro and Sun Dream Team games.

    Sucker for punishment.

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    1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      😆 know the feeling Snid

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    2. roscola
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      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah, I just signed up for Metro at the last minute. My various teams are swishing round in my head

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      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
        • 7 Years
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        ROSCOLA, there u are.... 😀

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  2. HVT
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Given , Greek
    Molson,  Berezutski ,  stricnic , perquis. Ward.
    Sneidjer , Ozil , young , Iniesta , Shirkov.
    Mullet , Rvp , Jelly.

    Help ???

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    1. Torschutzer
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Midfield and attack are very strong. Although for the first round (Engeland - France, Germany - Portugal and Spain - Italy), i think your relying too much on the attack. The keepers will score no points and defenders won't score a lot of points as well.

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    2. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      You don't need any help. Team looks great. I'm doubling up on the Irish defence as well.

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    3. shotgunnufc
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      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      yng might be better after GW1, strinic may not start (but i have him in my team!)

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  3. Torschutzer
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Akinfeev-Andersen

    Zhirkov-Perquis-Boenisch-Debuchy-Alba

    Sneijder-Afellay-Ozil-Andrews-Zimling

    Muller-Benzema-Silva

    What do you think of it?? There still time for a change..

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    1. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Not sure about Andersen, Denmark will concede in all three games IMO.

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    2. mikess
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Like it, Im one of a handful of silvas supporters despite his classification. Would go torres tho for ur team to upgrade midfield

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    3. Tuchap - Lurker
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Gooner is right I think Anderson is a pretty poor pick.

      Your team needs more balance it seems as though you have saved money with Afellay but have spent it elsewhere and ended up with Andrews and Zimling. Not a good idea.

      You need a good bench so you can sub on and off later in the gw.

      Also Silva is a bold choice as he isn't even a striker maybe look at getting an actual fwd.

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  4. Sarnab
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Morning Everyone !! 😀

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    1. @FuzzyWarbles
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      come again?

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    2. udit
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      What in the world? 😆 Bro you're on the wrong website

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    3. Qubit
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      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Up the dosage mate.

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    4. Scroobius Mac
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Seems legit.

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    5. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Comment Spam, notice the link.

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    6. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Sign me up! Sounds brilliant!

      Oh, hang on, no it doesn't, it sounds like ridiculous spam. Go away.

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    7. Bubbles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      You mean I can get information like this direct to my email...at no cost?! Bargain of the century.

      🙄 x infinity billion

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    8. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Berik. You on weed again?

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      1. udit
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        That's classless, even for you. 🙄

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  6. Dringerland
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    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone know what time we can expect the team line-ups today? Need to know who's between the sticks for Greece...

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    1. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Lineups should be out an hour before kickoff on the UEFA site and probably just before that here, courtesy of Demi

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  7. ludi
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Repost from last page:

    Srna to one of the following?

    A) Yarmolenko
    B) Mandzukic
    C) Cazorla
    D) Ben Arfa
    E) Rosicky
    F) stick

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    1. Tuchap - Lurker
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      F

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      1. ludi
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Thanks. Yes thats what I was tempted to do as well.

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  8. Eedee
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    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Iniesta or Ribiery? Planning to use my WC in gameweek 2.

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    1. @FuzzyWarbles
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      lol, at 8:54am two fellows were wondering precicely the same thing.

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    2. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery for me

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    3. Tuchap - Lurker
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery

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  9. @FuzzyWarbles
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    ribery or iniesta?

    this gw in mind ONLY

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    1. udit
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Franck .

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    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Both.

      Boom.

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      1. hillbillypete
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        this

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    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery. Not Iniesta, imo.

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    4. Riddler
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      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Iniesta...only because I think England's defence will frustrate the French attack

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  10. facer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    First class analysis of teams and tactics, exhaustive, intelligent, click on each team for the full preview:

    http://www.zonalmarking.net/

    The same author wrote an interesting and insightful article in the Guardian too, perhaps raising doubts for anyone considering Kerzhakov or Alonso. He also outlines a persuasive argument to suggest a low scoring tournament:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/jun/07/euro-2012-tactics-formations

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    1. facer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      *exhaustive and intelligent...sorry guys, but early 🙂

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    2. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      The Guardian piece is very good indeed.

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  11. GreenWindmill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    So, woken up to news of claimed racism and UEFA denying it had happened. Not a great sign.

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  12. Sleep Talk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Good morning! Today's the day! 😀

    Anyone seen Freddie Ljungberg has published his starting team for the first GW: http://en.euro2012fantasy.uefa.com/tipster/ ? 😛

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    1. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Pretty awful team he's picked TBH

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  13. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    How many hours differance between CET and BST please?

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    1. facer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      CET is +1 hour

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    2. udit
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      +1

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      1. facer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        🙂 its still a bit early, took me a couple of minutes to get it...hehe

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        1. facer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          thought that +1 to my comment...doh...off for a run to wake up...

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  14. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Afternoon... Has my scalywag of a partner ROSCOLA, showed his face yet?

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    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      I think he is having an affair with Sporting if you ask me.

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      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Well I know who to blame if enr / mark beat us...

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      2. hillbillypete
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        the slag

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      3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        While you bash your Bishop?

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        1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          😯

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      4. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        well, if i look at the alternatives i have right now......

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  15. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    I really want to bring Torres in but am still not convinced he's going to start!

    Would Podolski --> Torres be a good move? Other two strikers are RVP and Ibra..

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    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      ive gone for RVP, Ibra and Lewandowski!

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      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        I like Lewandowski but already have Szczęsny and Błaszczykowski.

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        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          hmm stick with podolski then or save 0,5m by picking muller instead?

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  16. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Is Xavi Alonso worth a punt? Recovered balls and all that.......also always gets the odd chance on goal and can score/assist.

    Can really find another 8.0 m/f without big rearrangements (two player per team rule) to the squad..

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    1. hillbillypete
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      pens too.............

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        really?

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        1. hillbillypete
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          nailed on

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          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 8 months ago

            cheers hillbilly and in my team now thanks...

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  17. Don Corleone the 1st
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Full Croatia updates:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ET0EULRYtJUZ7g9m_iS40ochHpy133RyvArrxenifT4/edit

    I know it's too much to read, but I hope it'll help.

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    1. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Very nicely done, thank you.

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    2. Gaz Downright
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      thank you for the A's Don

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  18. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Playing the McDonalds fantasy football. Any hidden gems I should know about? I've given this precisely 5 minutes thought this morning 🙂

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    1. udit
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Hello 🙂 Not seen you for AGES.... Shirokov is a good shout. As well as Mandzukic if he starts, Perisic, Gusev, Yarmolenko was one though he's out now, Konoplyanka.

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      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 8 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Hey!

        Yeah I've not been around much most of the season, and since FPL finished not at all!

        How likely is Lorente to start?

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        1. udit
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Personally believe Torres will start.

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      2. Damo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Yarm's fit.

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        1. udit
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          He is? Nice.

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  19. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Opinions on my final team would be massively appreciated guys..!

    Szczęsny - Given
    Lescott - Alba - Holebas - Strinic - Berezutski
    Affelay - Ozil - Shirokov - Błaszczykowski - Konoplyanka
    RVP - Podolski - Ibrahimović

    Cheers!

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    1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Rip it up and start again

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      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Only joking... I don't like it though

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        1. GoonerByron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Anything in particular you think needs changing?

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          1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 8 months ago

            If I'm honest, u probably have as good a chance with that team as mine.... Just leave it and see what happens now... Good luck

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    2. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      You'll do just fine with three Gunners' in there 🙂

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  20. GreenWindmill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Ok, don't want to bore everyone with another RMT so I'll just ask about a couple of players, I think my only doubtful players are Akinfeev and Strinic - any news on either that I might have missed? Cheers.

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    1. hillbillypete
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      no and doubt u will know

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      1. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Thanks, that was what I suspected (but didn't really want to hear). Hmm, got to decide whether to restructure my team or just take the gamble now then...

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        1. hillbillypete
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          i changed but i had srna too

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  21. @FuzzyWarbles
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    good luck everyone!! must go to sleep. one last question, if i may be allowed. no excuses.

    what, if anything, makes podolski worth .5 more than muller?

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    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      his left foot :p

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    2. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      a better Scrabble name.

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      1. Bubbles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        No names in scrabble. Thems the rules.

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    3. @FuzzyWarbles
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      oh and thanks for all the help. always helpful around here.

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  22. dripsey3
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Steve Kean and myself are having a battle of wills.

    He wants me to captain Zhirkov but I want to go with Lewandowski. Shirokov is another option.

    So I will leave it up to you guys.

    The most votes win.

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  23. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Hi guys

    Here is my (rather standard) squad for GW1. How does it look? Any blatant omission? not happy with my keepers..

    Greek keeper/Given
    Alba/Debuchy/Zhirkov/Strinic/M Olsson
    Ozil/Ribery/Iniesta/Afellay/Shirokov
    RVP/Ibra/Jelavic

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  24. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Which of these two look better.....

    A - Podolski, Błaszczykowski, Affelay

    B - Torres, Madzukic, Sneijder

    Cheers!

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    1. shotgunnufc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      i prefer A - torres and mandzukic may not start

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  25. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    are we likely to know the poland and greek teams before deadline today? if so how long before? are we talking 10-20mins?

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    1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      We will have loads of time... 45 mins I reckon

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  26. shotgunnufc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    ok final team (GW1 only)

    szczesny isaksson
    selassie zhirkov strinic debuchy lustig
    shirokov iniesta affelay ribery ozil
    jelavic RVP lewandowski

    thoughts?

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  27. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    My team smells a lot like someone who doesn't watch enough football outside of the prem too often and hasn't done any Euro 2012 research 🙂

    Cech Lindegaard

    Olsson Lescott Strinic Boateng Abate

    Young Ribery Gotze McClean Eriksen

    RVP Llorente Benzema

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    1. BBC_TF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      yes!

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      1. HVT
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        +1

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    2. hellothere23
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Lindegaard, Abate, Llorente, Gotze all might not start. :/

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    3. Le Gooner
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      It does 🙂

      Lindegaard, Strinic, Abate, Gotze, McClean and Llorente are not nailed on starters.

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    4. udit
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Eeks. Get rid of Abate, Lindegaard, Cech, Gotze, Llorente. Get in - Akinfeev, Given, A.Papa, Shirokov, Yarmolenko now he's fit, Jelavic.

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  28. hellothere23
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Done with my team.

    But question marks over Perquis, Benzema, and Strinic when I logged on here. Stick or change?

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  29. tw
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    anyone interested in a speed auction?

    and can someone explain to me how these supersubs work??

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    1. Bubbles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Click on the supersub bit, and just tick the box to have people playing or on the bench. It can be set up for each individual match. Just make sure the ones in green (the ones playing) have a tick next to their name.

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      1. tw
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        thanks. so this means everyone i select ig et their points?

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  30. HVT
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Shirkov

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    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      ... and what's your question exactly?

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