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. Podolskistan
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    szczesny (anderson)

    Zhirkov Rami (Papadopolus Abate Olsson)

    Ozil Affelay Ribbery Shirokov Gusev

    RVP (C) Ibra Lewandowski

    Please comment/recommend changes

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    1. Duane Dibbley
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Read the rules - play Papa tonight and sub if no return etc.

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

        you mean i shud play Papa against Poland ???

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

          i agree with ferenc. Read the rules first. It will change your decisions on who to put on greatly.

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

            i read the rules (on UEFA Fantasy page) but dont know what u r referring too? my formation is correct what else?

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        2. Billy Gilmore
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Yeah and if he doesn't score well then sub him out for someone playing on a later day

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

            okay okay , i got it.....

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

    Sczenesey - Given
    Alba - Zhirkov - Kadlec - M.Olsson - Strinic
    Ozil - Sneijder - Srna - Shirokov - Yarmolenko
    Robben - Ibra - Lewandowski

    Seems legit?

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

      i have 8 of them i quite like the team but not too sure whether strinic will be starting?

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

    Is Lindegaard #1 keeper? I think he might be busy against Holland, Germany and Portugal.

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    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Anderson.

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

        He's Brazilian you twat.

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        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Yeah but still.

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    2. King Nemanja
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Anderson is i think

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

      Nope. Andersen

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  4. mufc802
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    So 4:45 is the deadline, but how soon will we get the line-ups for Poland v Greece?

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    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      About 4ish i'd imagine. Will be plenty of time

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

        Yeah, normally team sheets are handed in an hour before KO, and it shouldn't take long for the media hounds to disseminate.

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  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Chalkais or Anderson? Already got Greek def

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  6. PL Ball
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Regarding the Lewandowski to United news - heres the article in which it's coming from.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/08/us-soccer-euro-smuda-drinking-idUSBRE8570IF20120608

    Here's the quote.

    "In my opinion, in a moment they will be gone from Borussia," Smuda said. "'Lewy' is going to Manchester United, Kuba also somewhere in England, Piszczek to Real (Madrid)."

    His "opinion" - that doesn't sound concrete at all. Plus what will become of Chica or Welbz especially as we've got Kagawa as well? As much as a good player he is, why buy him? 😐 I can't see it.

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

      And Modric.....

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

        White space filler alert... 🙂

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

      Bunga bunga!

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  7. batk344
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Szczęsny
    K. Papadopoulos Jordi Alba
    Polanski Sneijder Shirokov Iniesta Özil
    Benzema Jelavić Van Persie

    Given Evra Strinić M. Olsson

    Please RMT thanks:)

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

      thats amazing news

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

      Kek

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

    At work and can't read through posts. Do we know who the Greek goalie is yet? Thanks

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    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      No.

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    2. King Nemanja
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      should know before the deadline

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    3. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Change jobs? 🙂

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  9. mouldy_uk
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Thoughts please:

    Given / Chalkias
    Jordi Alba / M. Olsson / Zhirkov / Strinić / M. Kadlec
    Özil / Konoplyanka / Sneijder / Srna / Shirokov
    Van Persie / Lewandowski / Ibrahimović

    0.5M in bank, should I upgrade my greek keeper (as I don't think he will play)

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  10. LewanGOALski
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    A. Akinfeev + Perquis + Blaszczykowski + Ibra

    B. Szczesny + Berezutsky + S.Larsson + Lewandowski

    ???

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

      not Berezutsky - Zhirkov then, my fault sorry

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    2. bobb2412
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      A as long as Akinfeev definitely plays

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

    anyone got the clean sheet odds for round1 games?

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    1. Blue-Ghosts
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      i would have russia and spain down as the hot favourites for them

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  12. Disco Stu
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Mandzukic or Konoplyanka?

    If I go Kono, that leaves me with 4 Group D players and not sure I want that

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

      Mady, for that reason

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      1. Disco Stu
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Is he starting for sure?

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  13. DementedFlamingo
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Just discovered Foxsports is not even bothering with the euros in Aus!!! Not Happy!!!! Will be relying of FFS for reliable form information!!!

    Let's go Demented Jafas... We can win this thing even though your bird is flying blind 🙂

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    1. Disco Stu
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      That's because ESPN outbid them for the rights

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

        Not on ESPN1 or 2 either... On Sentanta (is that owned by ESPN?)... Which I don't have

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

      FFS is my go-to website for football stuff, have you considered SBS's 'The World Game' website? 😀

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  14. Red-United
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    (Repost)
    Hi lads, good luck for today!

    Quick question!

    Benzema or Van Persie? – (Heard Benz may be carrying a knock?)

    Perquis or Strinic? – (Heard Perguis may be carrying a knock too?)

    So far got one vote for Van Persie over Benzema, and Perquis over Strinic

    Thanks!

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

      RVP, undoubtedly
      Perquis, IF he is in the line-up, if not then go with Strinic

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  15. @ImpressiveTackl
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    I suppose now would be a good time to start picking my Euro 2012 team. 😛

    Can anyone recommend me some bargains?

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

      Maniatis, Madzukic, Toivonen, Alba, Afellay

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    2. Red-United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Roman Shirikov of Russia apparently...never seen him play but he seems to be generating a lot of interest on here.

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    3. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Stephen Kelly.

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  16. Cell_Omega
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    I made perhaps kinda strange decision. I doubled Greek defenses, and at the same time have Kuba in team. Is it illogical choice?

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

      I have double Greece and Poland. With this sub system it makes sense, and also because we will see this line up, I think we HAVE to

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

        Sure. But I find it kinda strange to set 2 defenders of 1 team and at the same time relying on offense of other team against them 😀

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    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Same issue, changing it now

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    3. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      In order to afford the game's cougars (attacking milfs) you have to go for the cheapest defence you can that will play. Greece has that in abundance, what's more you get to see the team sheets before.

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  17. beric
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Busy round here today! Jesus, where've you all come from?

    My team as it is now:

    Chalkias/ Given

    Maggio, Alba, Piszczek Maniatis, Berezutski

    Afellay, Shirokov, Konoplyanka, Ozil, Mandzukic

    Ibrahimovic, Muller, Van Persie

    With 1.5 in the bank to change up my Greeks should they not start, or upgrade Shirokov -> Dzagoev if they do.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Dirty Dhalsim
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Good team, I'm doing my nut over this Shirokov/Dzagoev dilemma, what you have done regarding spare 1.5m cash and lineups sounds smart.

      Konoplyanka is a great differential as well.

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  18. Lateriser 12
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Hi guys,

    A little lost and just read a few articles. I am planning to make me team now. getting hold of the rules.

    Any must haves? Any advice?

    Would be gladly appreciated!

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  19. anish10
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    is anyone having no spain players or isit just me??

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

      Me, until next week

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    2. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Just Alba for me i think. Cheapest route into what should be a very solid defence

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    3. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      I'm also sin Espanol.

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  20. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Good, bad or just plain ugly?

    Given Szczęsny
    Berezutski Debuchy Alba Ward Maniatis
    Afellay Özil Shirokov Ribéry Elm
    Van Persie Ibrahimović Lewandowski

    BANK = 0.5m

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

      Dont like Ward, and not sure about ELM AND Ibra, but nice apart from that

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      1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        I'm not completely sold on Ibra but he does seem good vale, as does Elm

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

      good. nice attack

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    3. Billy Gilmore
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Double irish defence??

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      1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        i know, it's not great is it. Found it really hard to pick a fifth defender so just went with someone who was cheap and who i knew!

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  21. southernpacific
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Right final team! lol

    Scez/Given

    Debucy Maniatias Limbersky Strinic Olsson

    Manduzic Ribery Sneidjer Ozil Shirokov

    Rvp Muller Ibra

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

      I lied - Anderson not Given

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  22. GreennRed
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Best of luck to all in the FF over the next 3 1/2 weeks. More importanly GWAN IRELAND!!!

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  23. r0nh
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    About 220,000 people playing now...

    Anything lower than a 1000 finish will be rather annoying.

    I am hoping to try & finish in the top 100.

    I think the first gameweek is the biggest decider, because it is hard to play catch up in this game, with the subs, captain changes & everyone's team will be almost identicle from the QF's onwards.

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  24. megatronaldinho
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    since i've been advising others to buy some cheap ass defenders i spose i oughta back it up with my own team. kadlec is in there as i had 5.5 and thought why not take a penalty punt:--------- ---------- szeszney, isaksson, ---------- ---------- boenish, berezutski, kadlec, willems, maniatis---------- ---------- shirokov, iniesta, ozil, yarmolenko, ribery---------- ---------- ibrahimovich, RVP, jelavic--------clearly over-reliant on a group 1 stalemate but screw it, all are very capable defences . another thing is an avoidance of matchday 4 defenders. thinking behind this is that since defenders are the most likely to return zero or negative points then i wud not be confident replacing any points on the board with someone who cud easily strip those points right back off me. don't expect any responses as i seek none, simply throwin my team out there and explaining my decisions. and that, as they say, is that

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    1. Red-United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      The formatting screwed up a little but I can tell it is still a good team.

      Willems of Holland is an interesting pick, is he guaranteed starts?

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

      I like it. Jelavic against your own Ireland eh? Think me not having RVP could be my downfall, but i'm prepared to take e risk. Nice defence you got, with no stupid greek goalkeeper doubts. I don't have Ozil either, and i'm shitting it. Willems is a punt alright, but i'm not too sure of him starting. Really like your midfield.

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

    Q. Why shouldn't you wear Y-fronts if you go to the Ukraine?


    A. Because Chernobyl fallout

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

      😆 Brilliant!!! 😉

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Love it! Love everything 'bout it. 🙂

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    2. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      hahahaha very good

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

      Boom boom

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  26. Disco Stu
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Better choice today?

    Poland Win

    or

    Greece Win or Draw

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    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Surely you have to give us the prices as well?

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      1. Disco Stu
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        No prices. It's just a straight up pick one or the other to happen

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        1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Ever heard of value?

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          1. Disco Stu
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 8 months ago

            Value doesn't always come into play. Have the same choice for Game 2, and you wouldn't take Czech even with the draw option, would you?

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            1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
              • 9 Years
              6 years, 8 months ago

              errrr not sure you get the concept of value. And value always come into play..... unless you like mug punting i suppose

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              1. Disco Stu
                • 6 Years
                6 years, 8 months ago

                So, if you really thought Poland was going to win this one going away, you would still take Greece because they have the added option of the Draw?

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                1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
                  • 9 Years
                  6 years, 8 months ago

                  It all depends on price!!!!

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                  1. Disco Stu
                    • 6 Years
                    6 years, 8 months ago

                    That's just it. There's no price. It's part of a game here in the States. The idea is to build a streak of correct picks in a row. Every time you get one wrong, you go back to Zero and have to start again. Longest streak of the month wins a minimum $50,000

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                  2. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
                    • 9 Years
                    6 years, 8 months ago

                    That doesn't mean you can't take price into consideration though. Anyway this seems to be going no where fast. If it helps i'd take Poland ahead of Greece +0.5 although it's a very tough one to open with. Best of luck!

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    2. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Anyway i'd take Poland -0.5 at over evens ahead of Greece +0.5 at odds on

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

    Probable/possible starters ... :

    http://www.zonalmarking.net/

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  28. Podolskistan
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    my midfield is

    Iniesta Ribery Affelay Shirokov Gusev

    do u recommend any changes??/

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    1. Disco Stu
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Tough to recommend without knowing what the rest of your team looks like

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

      Gusev will play as a defender, but he is on penalties.. wouldnt still pick him

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