Interview

Interview – Tom Fenley – Fantasy Premier League Winner

We kick off our series of summer interviews with none other than Tom Fenley, the overall winner of the 2013/14 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. In a nail-biting finale, Tom’s team, “Captain Suarez!”, held onto the top spot by just a single point over his nearest rival – he gives us an in-depth look into his experience and recounts the highlights of an unforgettable season:

Congratulations on winning. Where were you when the final Gameweek matches were taking place and when you had to make your final transfer of the season? What were your emotions like?

I was at home on the morning of the final Gameweek deadline, nervously determining my transfers. I usually confirm my trades the night before or, earlier in the season, even a few days prior, to avoid the slip-ups that had marred previous seasons; often ruinous drunk transfers or missed deadlines due to unplanned hangovers. This time I wanted to see as much news as possible and attempt to figure out the chasers’ transfers as well – it’s an important part of the game when up at the top – so unfortunately I had to stay in the night before, didn’t drink a drop, then set my alarm….

I like beer and knew I was going to be thirsty win or lose, so was in the pub with some mates for the matches. It was an odd feeling, knowing I was first could have put a lot of pressure on but although I wasn’t confident, I also couldn’t be in a better position so felt relatively calm. The first half passed quickly but the second half was torment; it was difficult to keep up with what was happening and all I knew was that it would be close. At full-time we knew it would be down to bonus points and perhaps even Sergio Aguero’s yellow card could have lost it.

Then I went into meltdown, I had no idea what was going on for hours. Unsubstantiated claims that I had won, scribbled maths, enigmatic bonus points, champagne opened (courtesy of Huttondressedaslahm, many thanks) and sipped in misery as I thought I had lost on number of transfers.

Finally, the game updated and I got a few texts; I was pretty sure I had won. Stared at the table for a bit that night, pondering how I had got there. Then I received the email the next day and I could finally believe it, I had survived and won by one point.

You left your final transfer with 17 minutes to spare, I’m assuming that means you were agonising over the decision?

Well, yes and no, the first transfer was always going to be relatively straightforward, Wayne Rooney out for Edin Dzeko or Daniel Sturridge. It was the decision to take a hit or not in order to bring in Leighton Baines that was tortuous. I knew the second placed team had him and that covering another player could be crucial.

There was also doubt over Aaron Ramsey’s playing time and Adam Johnson was just an incredibly frustrating player to own so he was not going in the first XI. I almost did the Baines move (he was on great form and a good bet for a clean sheet) but resolved to trust my instinct that Ramsey would play – it was a very nervous five minutes to the deadline and I had the confirm transfer button ready but I made the right decision. Knowing when to stick is as important a skill as making a transfer and in the end I couldn’t give up the four points just for one match.

On the final Gameweek you avoided taking a hit and transferred out Rooney for Dzeko? What made you decide on that move, as opposed to Sturridge as many others were, or a lucky punt as Luke Weston had with Lukaku.

As mentioned, the Dzeko move was a relatively easy decision to make. I knew that Luke Weston and those behind would take risks but fortunately the gaps were too sizeable unless they were ridiculously lucky. It was Borna (second placed manager) I was worried about and I was certain he would bring in Sturridge, as he already had Dzeko, so it was between those two.

Sturridge had an incredible record this season and was in my team for long stretches, but he was recently back from injury and after Liverpool’s previous games it was a difficult to call that match.

Dzeko had the better form, in a team that was in better form, scored braces in the previous two matches and additionally as I had Aguero, it was insurance to have the Bosnian. If Aguero didn’t play then Dzeko would be the main man in a game where they were endeavoring to clinch the title, so I couldn’t risk not having him.

Your team name is Captain Suarez. How important was he to your season? How often did you captain him?

I only got him in Gameweek 7 after that explosive first appearance at Sunderland. I captained him 22 times, 68.75% of the matches he was available for me – after those initial five matches (suspended), he only missed seven minutes of league football! I watch every Liverpool match and had mentioned to a friend in a previous season that if he hit his potential form he could be indispensable but he certainly exceeded expectations in terms of points. Not exactly a punt, but this game is about having the best players and without bringing him in relatively early I would not have won. As I climbed the rankings it helped to be able to forget about the captaincy most weeks and focus on the rest of the team.

You are a Liverpool fan. Would you have forfeited FPL victory for Liverpool’s first Premier League title in decades?

Yes, absolutely, without a doubt. Liverpool played the most attacking football and it would have been an unbelievable achievement to go from seventh to first, it’s still impressive that they came second. Also it would have made a lot more people happy and I’m all for the greater good. If only both had happened, I would probably still be out somewhere.

You made 48 transfers this season. Is this a lot or not a lot of hits based on previous seasons for you? What is your attitude to hits? What have been your other key strategies this season?

I certainly took more hits than ever this season. It was part of the planned strategy to use free transfers to maintain a balance in the squad in relation to fixtures and to get the form players in with a hit if it looked like paying off.

Hits can quite clearly be successful, I think you have to weigh them up on an individual basis and I did incredibly well with them this season. It is all about the effect it has on your team, if you are bringing in a better player it allows pivotal transfers when faced with injury pileups and provides economic benefit which helps the squad develop over time. This is also illustrated by the fact I didn’t use my wildcard until Gameweek 30, it is all about the long term value of a player and maintaining momentum. In the end the wildcard didn’t help as much as it could have, but with all the burgeoning injuries and doubles it allowed me some breathing space at a crucial point of the season.

There is no trick, or one key area that helps you to do well in FPL, it is always a combination of factors and being able to bring all the various bits of news, information, stats, comments, gut feeling, offbeat thoughts and strategy together with a bit of luck so that you make the right transfer. If there was one piece of advice I’d give it would be to use common sense, it’s not actually that common, be rational, this is not football, it’s Fantasy Football.

In the last four years your highest FPL rank was 79,653. Why was this year so successful for you? Was the reduction in available key players and players maintaining form this year a factor?

To start I would like to say, as many do, that this is the first season I have been fully committed to FPL and not had distractions – I was traveling abroad for three months in each of the last two seasons, making it very difficult to keep in touch with what’s going on, and I stopped paying attention half way through the first season. Before this year, I stopped working at weekends and late as much, so could be more diligent in monitoring price changes and most importantly watch more football matches. I’m not suggesting you should quit your job and start a new career to watch football and play FPL but it would probably help.

The way the season developed certainly aligned productively with the approach I had set myself, to make obvious moves early on, not to over-think and focus on building value for later in the season when more sophisticated scheming could come into play. At the start it was just about staying in with a chance and getting a green arrow, which unfortunately means being boring or a Jonty. The wisdom of the crowd, as Mark has mentioned, was the way to go this season.

The game plan meant I bought in key players promptly. Fortunately they continued to perform and as there were less of them it was easier to cover the big hitters and shift attention to the fringes of the squad. It was unusual for players to be so consistent but I would also check stats and watch matches as well and even if they weren’t impressive in the stats, seeing them involved and performing well in games is always the best indicator.

You are a FFS member? How important was having access to the members area to your success this year?

This was my first season as a member and to go from 80,000 to number one would not have been possible without signing up. The access was an eye-opener in terms of how many different ways there are to examine a player’s credentials alongside watching matches. It’s easy to use and once you get familiar with how to read the stats it makes decisions much less ambiguous or risky.

Which FFS members tools do you use the most? Are there any examples where the members tools helped you make a particularly successful decision?

The season ticker is the initial one that I went to. I knew access to that would be integral in doing well, especially before the season starts as it’s the best tool for establishing which teams to target.

Then I started using the RMT tool which is quite self-explanatory and signals weak areas of your squad. The projections are effective for narrowing the pool of potential players and the comparison tool is the decider, the final judge between the two players you can’t choose between.

I can’t really pick out any specific transfers that were successful due to the tools because I used them for every single one. I wouldn’t bring in a player before using the tools to check: fixtures, projections, how they compared to at least two alternatives and the effect on the RMT score. I would do this in circles, adding or dismissing options and going from one to the other until the most sensible transfer became apparent.

What was your best decision this season? And what was your worst? Also which player has been your biggest let-down?

Clearly picking Suarez up in Gameweek 7 was important. Aaron Ramsey in Gameweek 5 helped but also the decision not to over-think and just go with the flow at the start. I was very close to captaining Eden Hazard for his hat-trick at home to Newcastle, had the armband on him all week and changed it last minute (always a bad idea) – this happens to everyone I know, but was definitely the worst decision I made. Also getting Adam Johnson in, I think most will understand why he was a major let-down.

Your friend, HuttonDressedAsLahm, has been your champion on the site as you have mainly kept a low profile. Will you now comment more? What other community members have helped you?

When I started doing well and realised I was in with a shout I decided not to comment too much, I didn’t know who might be looking and it was so close at the top as evidenced by the one point finish! I was doing so well without asking for guidance I thought I should just stick to my guns and go without any outside influence. I don’t even have Facebook so I’m still getting my head round commenting on the internet. Hopefully, now when I comment I will be able to provide some sound advice!

I wouldn’t want to single anybody out, it’s a great community with some wonderfully eccentric and knowledgeable individuals around, I’ve taken something from every comment I read to contribute to the win. Sometimes I’ve found it’s better to stick with my own thoughts and it’s easy to be swayed the wrong way, but overall the community members are unquestionably a positive influence, a diverse and rambunctious family who love football and all its idiosyncrasies.

Your prize is a seven night’s holiday in the UK and VIP trip to a couple of Premier League matches. Who are you taking and which matches do you hope to attend? What do your friends, partner, wife, family think of your achievement?

I will be taking my long-suffering girlfriend, who can’t think I’m mad for tinkering with an imaginary football team anymore and unexpectedly, angrily blurting out ‘should have captained him, I’d have two more points’. It also avoids upsetting the dad, brothers and friends who I would obviously prefer to accompany to the matches, but don’t really want to spend seven nights in a hotel with.

I hope to go to Anfield for at least one of them, VIP tickets there will be an unforgettable experience, especially if Liverpool play like they did last season. I initially thought versus Man United but I’m not sure if I ever want to see Marouane Fellaini play, so perhaps against Arsenal or Man City.

Almost everyone is incredibly pleased and proud, some don’t have a clue what I’m on about. Most didn’t know I even played it until the last few weeks but recognise it’s probably quite difficult to do so have said “well done”. I get widely different reactions, some people explode with shock and others just look at me like I’m a loon and whisper ‘that’s sad’. But I don’t care, I’m number one in the world!

Will you play again next year and defend your title? If you are playing next year will you be as focused as last year’s winner Matt, who achieved a top 1,000 ranking this year? Or will you be more relaxed and take more risks?

At first I thought I would like a break (or to give it up completely, I’m not winning it again!) but we will see. I think it’s likely I will have a team but no expectations. I might shift focus to the Ultimate game or Sky and maybe join a World Cup game. I play mainly for the added fun when watching games and being a ‘scout’ so can’t see a reason to stop.

I noticed how well Matt was doing this year, he was even higher at some points so congratulations to him, clearly an excellent player and a lovely bloke for starting a charity league. I can’t hope to match that level of consistency and would be more than happy just to do better than Mark, and win my mini-league again.

I would just like to add a huge thank you to everyone involved with the site, for Mark and the contributors for running it and to all the community for the funny and informative comments, links and general shenanigans. It’s now payback time and hopefully I can help one of you guys take the title next year, stay tuned!

Also, thank you to everyone who finished in the top 10 for being such good adversaries. The rivalry was incredible and I was really pushed to win it – to Luke Weston, especially, my commiserations, you played so well and I was surprised you didn’t run away with it, perhaps I can buy you a pint one day? Finally, a shout out to Borna – you made me a nervous wreck the final Gameweek with that magnificent Dzeko captaincy the week before. Well played, I still can’t believe there was only one point in it.

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

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  1. Zinedine Kilbane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    I read a returning statement by city who noted they only used 22players in last seasons champ campaign, they had intended on cutting wage bill anyway and had no intention of spending that much on players in summer. Really laughed of the punishment. Surely in the opening years of FFP they should be a lot stricter, transfer embargoes or non inclusion totally from champ league. As all clubs involved are the new money the fines won't take a flinch out of them. Great to see them acting anyway, deff will be good longterm for the game

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    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      FFP is a complete loads of bollocks. UEFA were pandering to the likes of United and other so called big teams as they wanted to maintain the status quo "the rich get richer and the rest can feed on the scraps"

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      1. Zinedine Kilbane
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        • 9 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        That's ridiculous, long term goal is to equal the playing field and keep leagues competitive. Obviously the teams in better positions now have a clearer advantage. And if it goes correctly, every team will be getting richer with less risk without investing all their capital in transfer market

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  2. PogChamp
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    They should at least give UK winners a week abroad. Not a bad prize if you're an Aussie etc but not so good for Brits.

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    1. Zinedine Kilbane
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      • 9 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      With majority of fans living close radious to club it's pathetic. Bt in fairness I'm sure very little people enter with realistic intention of winning it lol

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    2. Jairzinho
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      • 11 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Last season was a trip to the Barclays Trophy in Hong Kong.

      Not bad for Brits, but sucks if you're living in Hong Kong or the Shenzen/Guangzhou area.

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    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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      • 11 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      While they still get 3 million players, I'm sure they don't care. They'd probably still get that amount with no prize on offer.

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      1. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        I saw you commenting earlier saying your rank in UFPL probably won't be bettered by yourself..I think less may enter it next season if they have to pay? 🙂

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

          Ha you might be right. Depends how they advertise it. I don't think hardly anyone even knew about it this year other than us lot.

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      2. PogChamp
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        True. I'm sure a few years back i saw one of the prizes as "kudos among you friends". 😯

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        1. JT's Dog
            7 years, 6 months ago

            I couldn't win it that year as I had no friends

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      3. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        they should at least have runners up prizes too! we need to create a FFS fuss

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        1. Jairzinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          The amount of black market money on winning fantasy football must be in the hundreds of millions.

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          1. Jairzinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            As in, just winning mini-leagues.

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        2. JT's Dog
            7 years, 6 months ago

            How bad will runner up prizes be if the first prize is a week in liverpool

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            1. Zinedine Kilbane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              2 weeks in Liverpool maybe?

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        3. BONZ
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          The lack of prizes is poor for a hugely popular game. Whilst appreciate its free to play and will cost them to maintain they are also generating revenues from marketing / advertising.

          Whilst we all know there is no big prize - I am sure that they could give a decent 7 day holiday somewhere and offer a few tickets to those in the top 3. There are a good few other free to enter competitions that somehow are able to offer a decent prize so if FPL really wanted to - they could.

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      4. Vardy Gras PBFC
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        This one's for Tony Hibbert's and anyone else who missed it the other day.

        My favourite few moments from the BBC Sport Live coverage.

        http://imgur.com/pYFPbRo

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        1. Vardy Gras PBFC
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Obviously start from the bottom up.

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        2. Tony Hibbert
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Hahahaha

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

        Gotta go to work 🙁 Damn! Wish I could stay at home!

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        1. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Remember - Don't be a fool,wrap you're tool

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      6. JT's Dog
          7 years, 6 months ago

          All the psycho ladies
          All the psycho ladies
          All the psycho ladies
          All the psycho ladies
          Beat my man up
          Oh o oh o oh o

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          1. Dr Dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            ?

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          2. Dr Dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            I'm gonna guess that's a song..but not by Nat King Cole.

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              1. Dr Dream
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Rubbish.

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              2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Depressing. Crap.

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              3. Holy See
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Can't even look at you right now.

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              4. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Like it. Like it a lot.

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        • Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          I do love a good pitch invasion.

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        • HurriKane
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          That awkward moment when you entered university and there is a girl in ur class named the same as the girl you had a crush on in college

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          1. Dr Dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            Ena Sharples...?

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          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            Why is that awkward?

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            1. Optimus.
              • 10 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Because her nickname is "The Fridge"

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              1. Optimus.
                • 10 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                And his "Magnet" 😉

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              2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                😀

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

              Well seeing her reminds me of my crush and bringing back memories of what could've been, all the times spend together. more like jorah and daenerys targairiyan 🙂

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          3. Whitman2013
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            ha... what about, having a gf for 5 years, on a break i enrolled into college and the girl i crushed on had the same name as the girl i had a break with. :p

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            1. Whitman2013
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              maybe this is true maybe its not. but i can tell you uni life is much better single ;D

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              1. HurriKane
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                reminds me of friends "we were on a break" in ross voice 🙂

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  hahah, those were the days.

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          4. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            What were you doing in a University?

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            1. HurriKane
              • 9 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              degree in IT

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          5. Gimli son of Gloin
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            Try spending 139 years sleeping in a cave then having to follow a senile wizard across war-torn lands as you babysit a 4 foot man and his evil jewellery.

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            1. Vardy Gras PBFC
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              That's got to be tough.

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        • Ed
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Just seen the City fair play news. Surely having to keep the same wage bill will have a massive impact? They're going to have to let a hell of a lot of players go to land any big names this summer

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          1. Zinedine Kilbane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            So much dead wood there, it's a perfect chance to get rid of it. And they don't really need any signings IMO, back up rb, cb and maybe replacement gk?

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        • Ally - Killie Til I Die
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Anybody else on here going to T in the Park this summer?

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          1. Whitman2013
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            i might go for a picnic.

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            1. Ally - Killie Til I Die
              • 8 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              What type of sandwiches?

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              1. Whitman2013
                • 7 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                hmm undecided at the moment mate... but no i am not going, i do like music festivals though.

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                1. Ally - Killie Til I Die
                  • 8 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Let down bud

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              2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Sandwiches??? 😯

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                1. Ally - Killie Til I Die
                  • 8 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  There can be subs too

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                  1. Whitman2013
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    the earl of sandwich out, the duke of subway in?

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          2. JT's Dog
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Playing at it

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

            Just done Rump Steak, and French Roadside Potatoes ...

            #proudofmycookingskills

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            1. Whitman2013
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              your culinary skills are no match for my pot noodle cooking skills.

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

                Would you like to take a smallish wager on that? Say ... 5k?

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  9999.99 so it can still be settled in a small claims court? 😉

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

                    Sure. But I warn you, I will come and lash you with my walking stick ...

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      haha just aswell i know were friends.... bolts the windows -__-

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

                        😉

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            2. Optimus.
              • 10 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              You will burn them calories off in your sleep? 🙂

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

                Onanism. 😉

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            3. Holy See
              • 11 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              your culinary skills are no match for my drinking skills.

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

                ... and your drinking skills are no match for mine. So we are even. 😛 😉

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                1. Holy See
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Touché. We may be even, but I am most definitely odd 🙂

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

                    Odds bod. I think we both are, mate. 😉

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              2. Optimus.
                • 10 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Well yer drinking and cooking skills are no match for mine combined..I once woke to half an uncooked potato bread sandwich,watch out Gordon 😎

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

                  Good man. You are my kinda guy. 😉

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                  1. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    We're survivors 🙂 an opened jar of beetroot with a fork next to it is usually the remains of many a night on the beer also 😉

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            4. Vardy Gras PBFC
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              How did you cook the steak?

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

                Medium Rare, after marinaded in lemon juice.

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                1. Vardy Gras PBFC
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Very nice. Very nice indeed.

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                2. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  oh doos pal, i am sorry i just mocked you without complimenting you.. that is very impressive. i wish i could cook 🙁 haha

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          4. Mr. Greedy
            • 12 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            I was interested in the analysis done on the first page comparing Yaya with and without Aguero. I just looked at league games and just used the FPL website and the BBC. I made it

            1356 mins played together Yaya scored 109 points so 7.23 points/90 mins

            1561 Yaya played without Aguero and scored 132 points so 7.61 points/90 mins

            So he still hasn't done as well with Aguero on the pitch but the numbers look a lot closer.

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            1. Whitman2013
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              oh i forgot this site was about fantasy football, its been more about other things these past few days, but hey i dont mind, i just enjoy the banter and the comradery.

              he is an amazing player no one can deny.

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          5. Holy See
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            C'mon Mandy! Fine British tennis player, not a Manilow toon Doos!

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            1. Whitman2013
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              how do you think mandy will do in rolande garos and wimbledon..

              nrafael to win the french obv

              mandy to win the wimbledon... we can but hope

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              1. Holy See
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Best I've seen Mandy on clay, but tis May.
                If he can do it in June, He'll be over the moon.
                Fin.

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            2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Hahaha - you know me too well!

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

                The thing is, I saw him live once, in Heavenly Bills, Umhlanga Rocks ... 😆

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                1. Holy See
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Three Hail Mary's & and 4 lashes of that new stick fine Sir!

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          6. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            Inside my new walking stick, is a core of sjambok.

            Inside that, epée, no less!

            Good luck, 🙂

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            1. Fifa las vegas
              • 9 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Wtf........I get so lost in your speech Doos! 🙂

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

                That is the point. 😉

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                1. Fifa las vegas
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  I imagine its fun tho....

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                  1. Fifa las vegas
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    I love talking fancy and pretending I know wat I'm on about, when really I don't ave a clue

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                    1. Fifa las vegas
                      • 9 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      You should talk a look at John terry dog and I having a groundbreaking conversation about similes/metaphors yesterday

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              2. Whitman2013
                • 7 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                no idea what this mean but the elegance is astounding! 😀

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            2. Fifa las vegas
              • 9 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Within the stick, lives but the hole, where but nothing lives but the the living the hole

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              1. Fifa las vegas
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Figure that un out

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  i got stuck on but hole.

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                  1. Fifa las vegas
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Nearly perfect. You. Are

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            3. Heydudes13
              • 10 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              A keen fencer?

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          7. Whitman2013
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 6 months ago

            guys i got my first hot topic today 😛 and its a goodun... a new game haha..

            so admit it who watched twilight new moon on film 4 tonight? or who watched fleetwood york?

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            1. JT's Dog
                7 years, 6 months ago

                That a northern tribute band

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              • Fifa las vegas
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                What was your hot topic

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  a game have a look mate.

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                  1. Fifa las vegas
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    😀

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                  2. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Love it 😀

                    I see they are making a comeback

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              • Optimus.
                • 10 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Congrats Whitman as it may surprise you to know I haven't ever got hot topiced in my 3 seasons on here

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  mods hot topic this... though its clearly a lie, optimus your stuff is golden.

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                  1. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    I know right? 😉

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            2. Whitman2013
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Woah, i just saw a shocking statistic,

              87% of people use the same password for everything.

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              1. Fifa las vegas
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Duuuunnn dunnnnduuuuu!!!
                The horror

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  its a scary thought though, what if one person watches someone type in one password, or one site hacks you?

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                2. Holy See
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  I am rather taken aback.

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              2. Optimus.
                • 10 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                guilty

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  same. -_-

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                  1. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    That's a pretty poor password in fairness

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      my password is wrong , so when i forget and make a mistake my computer says

                      "your password is wrong"

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              3. Zinedine Kilbane
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Bt then again 78% of statistics are made up of the top of writers head

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  i hope this is one of them... makes you wonder how they know, is there somewhere a database with all our passwords for everything 😮

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                  1. Zinedine Kilbane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Yes, my go at irony lol. Can only assume surveys. What do you work as Whitman if you don't mind me asking?

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      i do some part time work at craven cottage but i am studying law lol you? and yeah i knew it was very good to be fair.

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                      1. Zinedine Kilbane
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        Studying law atm, and seen ur law reference earlier and grav and thought you may have been a judge lol some day!

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                        1. Whitman2013
                          • 7 Years
                          7 years, 6 months ago

                          that is the aim 😉 haha. would love to boss people about how you finding it?

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              4. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                18% of people would have sex with a robot.

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              5. JT's Dog
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  How could get know this?
                  Nobody asked me

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              6. Heydudes13
                • 10 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Any community articles on the Italian team?

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  yes at half time they will leave the pitch make some pasta, and the game with england will be a pizza cake.

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                2. Fifa las vegas
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Balotelli wants the classic Nintendo and Mario kart present at ALL times during hides stay at the hotel.

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                  1. Fifa las vegas
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    *his stay

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      that pesky pumber

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              7. Vardy Gras PBFC
                • 7 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Anyone here seen Old School? By no means a great film but the scene when Frank The Tank (Ferrell) takes a dart in the neck is hilarious.

                Spolier: you may need to be a fan of Will Ferrell to find it hilarious.

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                1. Optimus.
                  • 10 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  You're my boy Blu 😀

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                  1. Vardy Gras PBFC
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend...

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                2. Beavis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  The dart man...there's a f**king dart in your neck..

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                  1. Vardy Gras PBFC
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    You're... you're crazy, man. I like you, but you're crazy.

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                3. Zinedine Kilbane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  The full initiation gets me everytime. The block of faith off the roof!

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

                Any ideas on Barca's likely back 4 Tomorrow anyone?

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

                    Brilliant, cheers.

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                  2. Beavis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Ah maybe Alba is back but was under the impression he was still hamstrung.

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                1. Beavis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  I believe it will be Alves, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano.

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                  1. Whitman2013
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    no alba? 😮

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                  2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Cheers.

                    Just done my Gw 39 team. I've avoided Alba.

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              9. HurriKane
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Anyone here with a major sports injury ?? Share your experiences !!

                Im a goalkeeper I broke my left fibula 2 years ago and had surgery and inserted plates (havent still removed)

                The 1st few days after surgery i felt pain like never before

                Resumed football after 6 months and have been fine upto now (although there are times when it hurts a little when hit harder with a ball)

                Havent had a scan since. Think I should check with doc to see whether the bone is fully healed

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              10. Dino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Anyone know anh website that will tell you how a player scored their goals this season? I.e. on the end of a free kick, direct free kick, peno, open play etc

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              11. Fifa las vegas
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                @whitman, happy to take part in your game! 🙂

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                1. Optimus.
                  • 10 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  *throws car keys in the bowl

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                  1. Fifa las vegas
                    • 9 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Just realised I've already lost going by the preview of the fa cup game on whoscored 🙁

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

                      Good. That's one less person to worry about 😎

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                      1. Whitman2013
                        • 7 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        haha sorry epic 😉

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

                          👿

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                    2. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      you can change your team

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                      1. Fifa las vegas
                        • 9 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        Good! Will do now

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              12. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
                • 8 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WTJSt4wP2ME

                want to get in the mood for the world cup, watch that!

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              13. MJ6987
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Just looking at the TFF World Cup game.

                Any must have players?

                Which teams have the easiest time in the Group Stage?

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                1. MJ6987
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Also, is there anywhere where I can see likely line ups for each team?

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                2. MJ6987
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Struggling here, out of my comfort zone. This is what I have so far...

                  Howard
                  Corluka Koscielny Von Bergen
                  Lallana Dejagah Karagounis Xhaka
                  Messi Ronaldo Fred

                  Any feedback?

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                  1. Whitman2013
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    just wait for the articles on here mate, lots of good knowledge on the lesser players.

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                    1. MJ6987
                      • 11 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      Yeah, true. 🙂

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              14. 1966 was a great year for E…
                • 11 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                Alright, lads, hope you all had a good season. I didn't 🙁

                Is there a WC fantasy that people are doing? Preferably one that isn't too hands-on, just changes at the end of each set of matches, no f***ing about with changing captains, mid-GW subs etc.

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  macdonalds is the offiical one

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                  1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                    • 11 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    Cheers, doesn't start til June (which makes sense, I suppose), seem to remember the McDonalds Euros was a bit too hands-on for me.

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              15. Whitman2013
                • 7 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                fifa las vegas pal. you need to chose a captain from the arsenal hull game.

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                1. Fifa las vegas
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Sorry dude. Doing it now...

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                  1. Whitman2013
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    cheers mate and cheers for "throwing your keys in the bowl" as optimus says 😉

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                    1. Fifa las vegas
                      • 9 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      Sag pho hat trick to stun everyone.

                      Probably end up long still plays and scores!

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                      1. Whitman2013
                        • 7 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        hes cup tied mate.

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                        1. Fifa las vegas
                          • 9 Years
                          7 years, 6 months ago

                          😳

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                1. Fifa las vegas
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Oh wait.....

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              16. Syd.
                • 12 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                United fans are a sad pathetic bunch. I honestly think they got more joy out of Liverpool not winning the league than if they would have won it themselves.

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                1. Holy See
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  Guilty as charged.

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                  1. Syd.
                    • 12 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    I had a United season ticket holder willing to wear a City top if it meant Liverpool didn't win the league. For me that is just not on.

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                    1. Holy See
                      • 11 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      Well, you're a City supporter, you think we're pathetic anyway, not as if you needed an excuse. Seriously tho, I enjoy both 😛

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                      1. Syd.
                        • 12 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        I was just amazed the amount of United fans telling me they really wanted City to win the league. I would've been gutted if City had lost it and knowing that United fans would've have been even more gutted wouldn't have eased the pain.

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                        1. Holy See
                          • 11 Years
                          7 years, 6 months ago

                          Competitively speaking, United Liverpool rivalry goes back decades, ManC Utd rivalry goes back to 2.30 last Tuesday. Dzeko's ManU's unofficial POTY.

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                  2. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    😛

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                2. Fifa las vegas
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  No actually. For the sake of football I wanted pool to win the league! Not City.
                  Pool fans are as bad if that is the case. Stop whining about us whining 😉

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                3. 1966 was a great year for E…
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  I wanted Liverpool to win it over City. They earn their own money, no suger daddies.

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                  1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                    • 11 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    *sugar

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                  2. Optimus.
                    • 10 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    You don't mean that 1966 🙂

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                    1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                      • 11 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      Easy to say now you've buggered it up 🙂

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                      1. Optimus.
                        • 10 Years
                        7 years, 6 months ago

                        🙂 Good to see you back,you should have been on more during the season 🙂

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                        1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                          • 11 Years
                          7 years, 6 months ago

                          Safe and sound in my bunker 😉

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                4. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                  • 9 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  In fairness, 80% of United fans probably don't realise they didn't win the league this season.

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                  1. Syd.
                    • 12 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    😆 😆

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                  2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 8 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    They probably don't even know Moyes has been sacked, or that Fergie retired

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                    1. Syd.
                      • 12 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      They probably have all become Liverpool supporters

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              17. Fifa las vegas
                • 9 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                We'll. I'm off, night all!

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  night mate

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              18. Syd.
                • 12 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                FFS the Barca v Athletico match is on at the same time as the FA Cup

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  hence my game 😉

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                  1. Syd.
                    • 12 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    And what game would that be 😉

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      just a gw 39 fantasy its on hot topics 😉

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              19. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 8 Years
                7 years, 6 months ago

                No scout picks?

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                1. Whitman2013
                  • 7 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  no not this week. demi was wondering the same -_-

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                  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 8 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    But I've been voting for my captain this week on the home page?

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                    1. Whitman2013
                      • 7 Years
                      7 years, 6 months ago

                      girouds my gw 39 captain 😉

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                2. Holy See
                  • 11 Years
                  7 years, 6 months ago

                  No drunken transfers 🙁

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                  1. Whitman2013
                    • 7 Years
                    7 years, 6 months ago

                    you can make drunken team selections for the games tomorrow 😉

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