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. yash
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Is Maniatis nailed on?

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    1. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yes

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  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    German 3rd reserve keeper Zieler the only player with 0% selected by. Might have to get him in just out of sympathy.....

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

    No Croatia to Double Croatia.

    Is that crazy?

    Have Mandy & Schildenfeld.

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    1. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yes because Schildenfeld isn't nailed on and Mandy will probably be subbed off.

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  4. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Who will start in goal for Denmark out of Anderson and Lindgaard?

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    1. Mulder
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Andersen

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      1. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Cool. Thanks guys

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    2. timski8000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Andersen has nod apparently.

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    3. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Andy

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  5. Elniñorules
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Mark & myself won't be doing a press conference this week, but instead here's something....

    From: Salma Hayek
    To: Drinky from Dubai ; Ross the Richcola
    Date: June 8 2012
    Subject: Zanks You Boys!

    Bonjour (I am learning French),

    Firstly, zank you very much for the money. The 2.1 million pounds is arrived on my bank account and I hereby conform my role as a spy to you. Below you will find some secrets before Euro Cup start.

    Last night, after ENR sleep off, I happened to login to his Gmail account and happened to see his mail have a few strategies with Mark. I can tell you he planned to wedge his team’s bets based on Mark’s team. They also discuss about have as many armbands as possible. What that mean? I think they use the computer too much and need arm rest. Also ENR’s defence has unknown entities, that I have never heard of as a football lover. Atleast I tell you surely – no Mexicans. They both love the Irish and the Dutch so much that I am doubt they are managers of France. And they call all kind of abuses to the Englishmen. I think they is going to kill you and your players, if they meet you.

    Btw, I is very happy here. ENR take me to vacation to Puerto Rico & give me such a good time. Mark is so chivalrous (love his accent, have I told you before?) and bring his kid William (cute like his dad) for every team meeting.

    Hope you miss me. Merci beacoup.

    Love,
    Salma

    PS – Sorry about my Engleesh. I find difficult to type. Call me sometime.

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    1. Menly
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Salma Hayek? High five ENR! 😀

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      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        She's emailing me though.... High Five me 😀

        Love it enr

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

      Hey I just met Salma,
      and this crazy
      But delete El nino's number
      and call me maybe 😉

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  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Abate stil the third highest selected defender. Looooooolll

    (he'll probably play now!)

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    1. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      No chance

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

      This Abate is fast becoming a joke, does the world know something that we don't regarding this guy?

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      1. The Milkman
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        No, they are just sheep who are selecting the most popular players.

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        1. Dirty Dhalsim
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          You mean to say you don't follow the likes of Freddie Ljungberg and the 'tipster' on the McDonalds game? 😉 lol

          Some bandwagon though based on cold hard facts that he'll get nowhere near the team.

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  7. rosh22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    SEXY 11 - now that i have your attention, A or B?

    A
    Szczesny, Given
    ALBA, M Olsson, Maniatis, Strinic, Limbersky,
    OBRANIAK, Ozil, AFELLAY, Shirokov, YOUNG,
    Klose, RVP, Ibrahimovic

    OR

    B
    Szczesny, Given
    PIZCZECK, M Olsson, Maniatis, Strinic, Limbersky,
    INIESTA, Ozil, ANDREWS, Shirokov, RIBERY,
    Klose, RVP, Ibrahimovic

    A OR B?

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    1. timski8000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      You will get better responses if you strip out the duplicated players.

      That said i'd go B (though Klose is a HUGE gamble imo).

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

      ok ,sou posted this like 3-4 times in 5min

      i dont have inttention to help trroles like you

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    3. Billy Gilmore
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      B but go klose to muller and upgrade andrews

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      1. timski8000
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        ^^ This, Muller is a quality pick for 9.5.

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  8. Kanus hat trick
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Steven George Gerrard has scored in the opening game of his last two major international tournaments. 2006 v Trinidad and 2010 v USA. Tempting...

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    1. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Could see him scoring a penalty

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  9. Demí
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    @mikekeeganmen
    Reuters reporting Poland coach Franciszek Smuda has revealed Robert Lewandowski is on his way to #mufc

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

      Hmmm, interesting......

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    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Maybe they will sell Rooney then?!!

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    3. COMH
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Great news

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    4. Smarty Pants
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      what a bastard, what about the game against Greece tonight?

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      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        😆

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      2. COMH
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Haha

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    5. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Wow!

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

      Whoa! That is great news 🙂

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

      Good news, i worry about Hernandez and Welbecks future though.

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      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Don't. They are kek.

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    8. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Woah!!!

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    9. nedfoo
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Kagawa checkmate. Lewandowski check.... Gotze? A man can dream... 😉

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  10. resolve
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Nasri + Robben or Shirokov + RVP?

    Also is Benzema a must? Got a feeling he's gonna be on fire

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  11. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    A. Szczesny + Zhirkov + Mandzukic

    or

    B. Akinfeev + Perquis + Srna

    ???

    I don't know what to do. I would probably rather have B, but not convinced about Akinfeev starting...What to do guys?

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    1. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Szczesny + Berezutski + somebody better than Mandzukic

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      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        who then? Already have Shirokov and can't find anyone else interesting for up to 6.0 mln,... :/

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        1. The Milkman
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          You should have 6.5m, as Berezutski is 0.5m cheaper... how about S. Larsson? He's nailed on and more likely to score or assist than Mandzukic.

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          1. The Milkman
            • 8 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            Affelay for 6.5m is even better if you don't already have him?

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            1. LewanGOALski
              • 8 Years
              7 years, 2 months ago

              I got Afellay. Larsson? Don't know if I want to duble Swedish attack with Ibrahimovic in my team

              I'll probably risk with Akinfeev+Perquis +Srna...

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  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Pretty crazy up in here right now. I'm going to add to it.

    Does demi work Fridays? Need that Greek team sheet ASAP 🙁

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    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Look up.

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  13. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone else find themselves looking at the Italian squad and thinking who? Twenty years ago I could've named the team without thinking. Now I hardly know any of them, why is that?

    Barzagli just turned red - injured....

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    1. timski8000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yes - but Italian's might just be looking at Roy's squad and saying the same.

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Agreed........

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  14. disable
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Does anybody know who is likely to be Hollands left back?

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    1. COMH
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Willems

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      1. disable
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        thanks

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  15. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    This team look good to go?

    Hart Anderson

    Kadlec Alba Pizciek K Papa J Olsson

    Afellay Gerrard Iniesta Mandzukic Ozil

    Lewandowski Jelly RVP

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  16. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Hey guys, opinions please..

    A - Podolski and Błaszczykowski

    B - Lewandowski and Ribery

    C - Lewandowski and Iniesta

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    1. Webbinho
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      C

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    2. Billy Gilmore
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      C

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  17. harmonica
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    “Reserves such as myself, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar or Rafael van der Vaart, we must put pride aside. The important thing is the team. And even the reserves have to do everything they can to help the team reach its goal and win the tournment.”

    Quote from Kuyt yesterday, encouraging for those with Afellay (and RVP if it was ever in doubt)

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    1. timski8000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      That is encouraging actually.

      Been dead against Affellay so far. Sticking with Sneijder but for now but the temptation to get inesta is growing.

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      1. The Milkman
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        If you do a little research, you'll find there is very little doubt about Ibrahim Afellay starting. The manager is full of praise for him and he's the obvious choice to start on the left with Robben on the right.

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

    Two defenders for €9.5m?

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    1. udit
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Sure, send me the 9.5 I'll send my brother and sister. They're pretty decent.

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

        Really?

        I'm looking at some attacking wing-backs?

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    2. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Perquis and Berezutski

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      1. King Nemanja
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        thats 10

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        1. Jafalad
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Perquis and Manianis

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          1. dizFaris
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            +1 and if perquis doesn't start tonight , have boensich instead..keep eye on the lineup

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  19. Agbonlahorrrr
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Sneijder yay or nay???

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    1. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      yay

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    2. dizFaris
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Gay

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  20. rosh22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    PIZCZECK RIBERY INIESTA ANDREWS

    or

    ALBA OBRANIAK YOUNG AFELLAY

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    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      I prefer 2

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      1. COMH
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        +2

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      2. rosh22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        any reason why?

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        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Dont like Andrews. 2 is more balanced

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  21. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Ok, think I'm done, Greek team sheet permitting....

    Chalkias, KPapa, Anyukov, Perquis, Kuba, Shirokov(c)
    Afellay, Ozil, Muller, RVP(c)
    Given (no c)
    Granqvist, Debucy, Nasri, Ibrahimovic (c)

    Look ok??

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    1. FORCA INTER
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      dubbling up on greece and france....interesting

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      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        And Russia, Sweden, Poland, Holland, Germany!!

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      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Also, this is one of the worst England squads in years, and France are in form

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  22. Disco Stu
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Okay, I think team is finished for my first ever try at this style of fantasy football game. Let me know if you think if there is anyone here who isn't nailed on.

    Szczesny/Given
    Debuchy/Alba/Perquis/Strinic/Maniatis
    Ozil/Ribery/Affelay/Shirokov/Konopyanka
    RVP/Ibra/Muller

    Still have .5 in the bank

    Don't like having 4 Group D players though. If I knew Mandzukic was playing, I'd switch him for Kono or I could throw Polanski in instead for double Polish coverage.

    Thoughts?

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  23. Tish
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Going witha 2 - 5 - 3 formation

    Lloris
    Kadlec Alba
    Iniesta Young Mandzukic Shirokov Polanski
    RVP (C) Benzema Gomez

    subs - Chalkias Strinic M,Olson Shevchuk

    Worries: Will gomez play?
    Is it worth downgrading kadlec and shirokov to get ozil?
    Ibrahimovic and Ozil, or Young and Benzema?

    Any advice or comments is much appreciated! 🙂

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    1. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Do you have to set your formation before the round begins? I thought it was flexible to move players in and out each day regardless of formation.

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        That's what I thought Jafalad. I think it's more important to line them up per date than anything else.

        Play early birds first and late starters on the bench sort of thing?

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        1. Jafalad
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          I've lined them up as per formation. Not sure if we can change the formation once the round begins.

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    2. Agbonlahorrrr
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      As I have found out young is not worth it I think Ozil and Benzema if you can do it

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  24. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone else think Rooney cut a relatively dejected figure for much of last season? I think he really regrets being persuaded to stay at Utd and missed the opportunity to move on and be part of the City structure....

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    1. Kanus hat trick
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah and van Persie was rubbish last season too

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      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Did I say he wasor looked rubbish Kanus? Thought I said he looked dejected at times. Apologies if you misread it....

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      2. timski8000
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Silva wishes he was at Stoke

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  25. COMH
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Greece only lost 1 of their last 21 games according to SSNews. Pretty formidable. Plus they have a great recond in the Euro's in recent years. And Poland will have the added pressure and expectation of being the hosts. Will be an interesting opening match.

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  26. southernpacific
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Hey guys 9M to fill Keeper and Defender?

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    1. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Given and Perquis.

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    2. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Given and Perquis

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  27. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    is Willems nailed on for Holland ??

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  28. COMH
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Will Boenisch be playing LB for Poland today? Why is Perquis being touted? Is he a goal scoring CB?

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    1. The Milkman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yes, Boenisch is nailed on at LB. Perquis scored in a recent friendly but don't expect him to score regularly.

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  29. r0nh
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Yevhen Konoplyanka - Ukraine

    Sotiris Ninis - Greece

    Both cost 5.5

    Anybody know anything about these guys? Unknown players tipped to shine at Euro 2012...

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    1. King Nemanja
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Great news as a utd fan

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