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. JoeySamSam
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Hey guys! Haven't been on here since end of the PL season. Anyways, am doing my Euro squad now, and i wonder if you think Podolski will play all games for Germany? Plus, are there any decent OOP players?

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

    a) ibra to benzema
    b) ibra to mueller
    c) strinic to lescott
    d) given to hart
    e) given to lloris

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    1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      C

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    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      This is too out of context. My blind stab in the dark would be b. But only if you have Larsson, i think Swede cover is important. C is my next favourite.

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    3. CABAYE4
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      E.

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    4. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      a

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

    Anyone gambling with Carzola for Spain (7.0)?

    If not, which 7.0 or less MF should I go for? Currently have Shirokov, Ozil, Afellay & Young...

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Would not gamble if you also have Affellay - could easily end up with 13 players.

      I'm risk averse, avoiding Affellay and Carzola and will wildcard them in (though they could have both scored twice by then)...

      I'm starting the Cabaye bandwagon....Yarmolenko also popular for 7.

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

        Might go with Yarm instead...cool, thanks!

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  4. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    My team is done and looking sexy, i just have to look out for these doubts:

    - Yarmolenko
    - Chalkias

    I have Boenisch instead of Perquis and i'm confident Strinic will start.

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    1. Fray Bentos
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      is there doubt of Perquis starting?

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

        There are rumours of an elbow injury. Boenisch is nailed onn and the same price so he's a good replacement. If there is any news Perquis is starting i'm switching back though.

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        1. Fray Bentos
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          thanks for the tip, might do the same

          will starting line ups be annoucned before deadline?

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

            Apparently so 🙂 Especially the Greece poland game.

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

      Why have you gone for Boen over Perq if you dont mind me asking?

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

        Same price, on the wings, is good at assisting. It is only while Perquis is a doubt, i will switch back if he's ok,

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

          pizczeck is RB

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    3. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Andersen and Srna, I personally dont think Srna will play at RB but even so he'd still be on penalties...

      or play it safe with Andersen and Afellay/ Cabaye

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

        I don't want Anderson, and i want Ukraine cover. So i'll switch to Konoplyanka if he's not ok and upgrade Chalkias.

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

      What's the story with yarmolenko? Good luck in your euro season 🙂

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

        Thanks, you too:) Yarm was ill with a virus about a week ago and couldn't stop voiding his bowels. The whole Ukrainian team have said to have recovered from the virus. There was also a rumour Yarm had a calf injury but the general consensus is he's fine. The manager said he likes to be unpredictable so the Ukraine are hard to predict.

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

          Awesome thanks! Think I'll hold onto him now

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  5. Waldaz
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Hi guys, Young or Ribery?

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

      Ribery

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    2. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery

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

        Ch-ch-cheers!

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

      Ribery

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

    Anyone know if FISO or FTools will be monitoring the price changes in the McD game?

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  7. Bøwstring The Carp
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Good luck to everyone in the Euros today! Probably be back for the Russian game

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

    a) sneijder allefay and 12m striker

    b) sneijder rvp and 7.5m midfielder

    c) allefay rvp and 10.5m midfielder

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      B - you can take a punt on Affellay with your wildcard if he looks like he's a starter.

      Sneijder and RvP are nailed on for the easiest game in the group - not worth the risk missing out on the points haul imo.

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

      Whats the rest of ur midfield?

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      1. timski8000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Shirikov, Ozil, Sneijder, Larrson, Mandzukic

        Probably going to get rid of Mandzukic, will play about with Larrson to see best combo for 2 midfielders for 12.5

        possibly taking a punt on Cabaye or another French player.

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

          id stay with that. Prob the best combo for 12.5

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  9. Mindless Freak
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Hiya would you recommend any changes?

    Andersen/Given

    Maniatis/Strinic/Kadlec/Perquis/M Ollson

    Rosicky/Sneijder/Xavi/Ozil

    Ibrahimovic/Lewandowski/Robben

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Xavi > iniesta.

      posted earlier the difference in goals.

      something like

      ini 64 games 41 goals

      xavi 108 games 10 goals.

      simples.

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

        41 goals?! FORTY-ONE?! There is absolutely no chance Iniesta has 41 goals in 64 games.

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

          Prob 14

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      2. Joga Bonito®
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Iniesta has scored 11 in total for Spain and only one in the qualifiers?

        Where had you got this goals in 64 games from?

        He's not scored many for Barca either. He's an amazing player but not prolific.

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

    😀 Ah, I've missed this level of activity

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    1. FORCA INTER
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      yes,it's been a while +100

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  11. Seanio
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Praise be, a sporting summer is upon us! As are the heavens, raining like mad here at the minute, Happy Friday!

    Thoughts please, what would you tinker with? So hard to find the right balance, struggling but as with FPL never fully content ...

    Cech / Given

    Jordi Alba / Debauchy / Strinic / Perquis / Maniatis

    Ozil / Iniesta / Shirokov / Affelay / Parker

    RVP / Lewandowski / Ibrahimovic

    (£1m in the bank)

    What's latest on Perquis and Strinic, and will Parker pick up recover points?

    Enjoy the Euros people, have a wonderful tournament.

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  12. FORCA INTER
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    FULL CRO team update by Don Corleone (in case that you missed it)

    i confirm all of this

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

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

      are you goin Srna or Mand?

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      1. FORCA INTER
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        mandy+Pletikosa

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

          good enough for me

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

    Any news on yarmalenko, chalkais or mandzukic?

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    1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Yarm is fit. Mandzukic will also start a croatian said here. No news on the Greece keeper front.

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

        thanks alot

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

    Szczęsny Čech
    M. Olsson Abate Boateng Strinić Evra
    Iniesta Özil Young Polanski Shirokov
    Van Persie Benzema Jelavic

    You can tear my team to pieces 🙁 - not to sure on my mid and def

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      You have goalkeepers playing on the same day...

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

      good team but get rid of Abate, he won't be anywhere near the italian team.

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

      bad gk selection

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  15. nik
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Ribery or Iniesta?

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    1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery

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

      Ribery for the first set of games

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

      Ribery for me.

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    4. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Iniesta

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    5. The Milkman
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Ribery.

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

      Both.

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  16. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Different game I'm playing here:
    Main differences from the McD:
    -3 points extra for winning their game
    -Only 16,transfers during the whole EURO
    -Can't change subs and cpatain during a round

    One question is bothering me 🙁
    Who do I pick between these two? MONEY NO OBJECT

    A:Benzema (IMO he will be the top goalscorer in EURO 2012)

    B:Ibrahimovic

    Cheers 😀

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

      Seriously? With those rules and your opinion and grav, you're seriously asking this?

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        Yes I am 😛

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

          Go Benz

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          1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 8 months ago

            Thanks, Did it, now I hope he'll make Terry cry.

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        2. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 8 months ago

          Think you made me realise I need to pick Benzema, cheers! It was hurting me so much not having him in my team.

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  17. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    A. Alba & Llorente
    Or
    B. Dunne & Silva?

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    1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      B, though I wouldn't wany any of Silva and Llorente for first game.

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

      Don't like either tbh. A if Llorente will play

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

      Neither look good IMO but b just - Torres should start ahead of llorente

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  18. The Milkman
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Which is the better team?

    TEAM A
    Szczęsny (GIVEN)
    Berezutski, Strinić (M. Olsson, Maniatis, LIMBERSKY)
    Özil, Ribéry, Young, Afellay, Shirokov
    Van Persie, Lewandowski, MÜLLER

    TEAM B
    Szczęsny (PLETIKOSA)
    Berezutski, ST LEDGER (M. Olsson, Maniatis, GEBRE SELASSIE)
    Özil, Ribéry, Young, Afellay, Shirokov
    Van Persie, Lewandowski, IBRAHIMOVIC

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

      A for me

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    2. CABAYE4
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      B

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

    @Count of Monte: Can I have your Euro link?

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

    10.5 left for a gk and def. Any recommendations? Im thinking a Polish player and someone else.

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

      Shezney and Debuchy

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

        Yeah, thats who i have currently.

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

      Chesney and Berezutski.

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

        Already have Zhirkov and Shirokov, could do zhirkov to Berezutski I guess

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  21. Shatner's Bassoon
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    First RMT - any obvious issues? WC after GW1.

    Szczesny / Given
    K Papa / Lescott / Kadlec / Melberg / Ignashevich
    Ozil / Sneijder / Ninis / Djagoev / Rosicky
    Jelavich / Lewadowski / RVP

    Would like to upgrade Jelly but can't see who to free up cash with.

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    1. CABAYE4
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Far too much Group A.

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  22. Bungalow Bill
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    another fairly basic question here, but since you can sub players out in the middle of a game round, would it make sense for me to start with players that are on tonight or tomorrow that I wouldn't otherwise have started with (i.e. Greek/Czech/Danish defenders)? If they have a blinder I can keep them, if not just sub them out for Nasri/Gerrard etc. etc. the next day ...?

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      correct.

      can also shift captains so get the armband on someone playing today - can switch to the next day if they do not score heavily.

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      1. Bungalow Bill
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 8 months ago

        cheers!

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  23. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Any Update on which Torres will start?

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

    hey china mag you need to bid in the pro league!

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

      I think I've done it. Are we good?

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  25. Danton
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Which?
    A) Afellay & Ibrahimovic
    B) Sneijder & Jelavic

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

      Tough one. I'd go for A

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    2. FORCA INTER
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      A))

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

      Aff and Ibra

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

    Need a defender for 5.5m or less. Any recommendations? Rest of squad looks like this at the moment:

    Given Szczęsny
    Berezutski Debuchy Alba Holebas ???????
    Afellay Özil Shirokov Ribéry Andrews
    Van Persie Ibrahimović Lewandowski

    cheers....

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    1. FORCA INTER
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Maniatis and upgrade andrews

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

        Double greek defence eh? hmmmm could be a decent shout i suppose and if it does go tits up at least it's group A and there are plenty of options to change to.

        Andrews > Elm maybe?

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  27. rosh22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 8 months ago

    Szczesny, Given
    Alba, M Olsson, Maniatis, Strinic, Limbersky,
    Obraniak, Ozil, Afellay, Shirokov, Young,
    Klose, RVP, Ibrahimovic

    Do your worst guys..

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Klose to Muller (guaranteed to play)

      Young > any mid less than 10 (iniesta or sneijder) because Young - seriously? England? Hodgson? lols.

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

        +1

        He already has two netherlands so i would go with ribery

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

    So no one is keeping K.Papa?

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    1. CABAYE4
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      Doesn't look like it, people saying he won't start.

      I'm staying away from Greek defence personally, think Poland will win.

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

    My final draft

    Szczesny - Given

    Maniatis - Alba - Perquis - Zhirkov - Strinic

    Ozil - Sneijder - Mandzukic - Elm - Shirokov

    RVP - Podolski - Ibra

    Good to go?

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    1. FORCA INTER
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      not sure about Elm but other than him team looks fanatstic

      dubbe up on poland defence is specialy good move

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

        I believe Elm will start, as left midfielder

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

          With a name like Rasmus how could you say no

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

          This!! 😀

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

    1) Young + Benzema
    2)Young + any forward unlimited price
    3) ribery + Benzema
    4) ribery + any forward unlimited price
    5) dont chose young Benzema or ribery

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    1. timski8000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 8 months ago

      I cannot explain how much I am against england attacking options against France.

      England are going to defend like the Greeks circa 2004.

      And unlike the FPL - i will genuinely be delighted if England go mental and I havent got a single player in my Fantasy side. Win win.

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