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. La Roja
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    Drunk and proud

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    1. super zlatan
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      Nice.

      Just think, u don't have to worry about drunken transfers 😉

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      1. La Roja
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        Get in

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  2. super zlatan
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    Really enjoyed reading that interview.

    Well done again Tom.

    Watch out though, zlatan wants No 1 spot next season. 🙂

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    1. Whitman2013
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      locus standi. 😀

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  3. Whitman2013
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    what do you guys suggest i do about bonz team for gw39.. he hasnt selected a captain. just tot up his points captainless?

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    1. MJ6987
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      I will pick his captain. What's his team?

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      1. Whitman2013
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        haha its on hot topics. im not sure thats too fair but you can have a look :P.

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        1. MJ6987
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          It's fairer than him having no captain!

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          1. Whitman2013
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            okay you can add a side comment by his with a captain choice, but if he wants to override before deadline he can :P. has to be from the aresnal hull game.

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        2. MJ6987
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          Huddlestone for sure. 🙂

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          1. Whitman2013
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            ha i added a sidenote next to his team 😉

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    2. Holy See
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      He tends to lean toward Hull defenders when it comes to captains. It's what he's have wanted.

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      1. MJ6987
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        True but I also heard him say that Huddlestone is due another haircut so...

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  4. MJ6987
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    TFF WC game

    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
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      front 3 looks ideal. but im really not sure, there are already lots of good articles on the lesser countries.

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      1. Whitman2013
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        oh you saw this already haha

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    2. super zlatan
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      Will Lallana start? I'm not so sure

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      1. Whitman2013
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        true maybe baines is the english player to go for?

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        1. MJ6987
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          Koscielny / Lallana > Baines / Vidal?

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          1. Whitman2013
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            though would baines take pens probs not it would probs be rooney? i really dont know who to go for from england... but to be fair we have 3 tough fixtures.

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            1. MJ6987
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              Yeah, think I'll keep Koscielny and do Lallana to Vidal for now

              Although, I need to look at the order of the fixtures as you can do transfers between games, etc.

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      2. MJ6987
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        I don't know to be honest.

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    3. Tozier
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      What's TFF?

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      1. MJ6987
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        Telegraph.

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      2. Tozier
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        Telegraph, got it. Cheers for alerting, been itching to do some tinkering!

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    4. ajay_kl +42
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      Do you really want an Iran player?!

      I thought not..

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      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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        Even if his name rhymes with Mick Jagger?

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  5. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
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    Changing the brakes on my car tomorrow.

    Exciting

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      I thought it said "checking"

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  6. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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    Nice new shiny page.
    I had an idea to share with you guys. It may have been discussed before but here it is.
    There is general agreement that 3-4-3 is the way to go and that's fine if you have good TV. I was thinking that for the first few weeks to play 4-3-3 for the following reasons.
    1) The new bps system has really pushed some defenders' points up there with the mids. This season is a good example.
    2) Premium defs cost the same as mid-priced mids. aside from Rambo and Lallana, no mid-priced mid performed anywhere near as good as the premium defs.
    3) The thought of Baines instead of a 7.5m mid sound good.
    I'm still thinking about it, what do you guys think?

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    1. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
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      Would you like an accountant to help you count posts?

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      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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        eh?

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    2. Whitman2013
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      it seems logical. its something im toying with myself but which 4....

      baines kos (che) (city) ?

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      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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        Baines Kos Cahill Ward

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    3. @ocprodigy
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      I'm planning 3-4-3 if I can accomodate Baines, otherwise 4-3-3.

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    4. super zlatan
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      It was def the way to go at the start of last season as so many midfielders didn't produce.

      But I have to be honest, I will prob still go for 4-3-3.

      All depends on pricing for next season. I really want Ramsey, Lallana and sterling but they are likely to all be around 9mil

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    5. 1966 was a great year for E…
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      I agree with point 1, but point 2 has always been like that, and 3-4-3 has been the preference for a few seasons.

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      1. MJ6987
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        Yeah, at least a few mid priced midfielders will quickly emerge. Last season Ramsey and Lallana (plus Sterling later on), the previous season you had Michu, Fellaini, etc, before that Sess, Walters etc.

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    6. MJ6987
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      Also, if you went 433 you could have two rotating pairs of mids I.e.

      Yaya mid/mid mid/mid

      This would probably enable you to go fairly big up front.

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      1. MJ6987
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        That said, I will probably go my normal 343 route. I didn't get where I am today by adapting with the times!

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    7. Manani
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      if they keep the system, buying chelsea defence is the way to go

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    8. Mr. Greedy
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      Yeah I was thinking on similar lines. Problem is once you slot in Suarez (14m), Yaya (12m) and Ramsey (9m) the rest of the team is bargain bucket anyroad.

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  7. Manani
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    how long will it take for an amateur/tourist to cycle through the tour de france course by himself??

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    1. Whitman2013
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      we are good on this site but i believe this may be stretching our capabilities.

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      1. Manani
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        😆
        I just assume people here knows everything sports related to be honest

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        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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          We do but doesn't mean it will be accurate

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        2. Whitman2013
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          haha i am sure someone here will know something ;).

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      1. Manani
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        😆 😆 😆

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  8. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
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    I always love the end of season interviews! Real nuggets of info. Here's to another end of fantasy football season. Cheers scouts

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    1. Whitman2013
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      yes indeed. 🙂 well done on your 8th placed finish 🙂

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  9. Whitman2013
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    yeah 18 people so far. so its decent 🙂

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  10. Whitman2013
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    im off chaps see you tomorrow 🙂

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
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      you just wanted to make sure that reply fail wasn't the last comment 😉

      cya

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    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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      Bye bye. You have a long day ahead. And you are probably reading this to see who replies to you 🙂

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      1. Whitman2013
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        hah yep i did. but only because i stumbled across the reply 😉

        and yeah ar.... how right you both are.

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  11. Manani
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    think I am watching Atletico game instead tmr.
    anyone else??

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    1. ajay_kl +42
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      yep, and will be watching FA cup highlights instead later

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    2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
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      I think non-arsenal fans should

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  12. BONZ
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    FAO whitman2013
    Sorry - Captain - Messi

    missed the C off 😉

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  13. Chu Young Ping Pong
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    OMG

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    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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      What What?

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    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
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      You trolled me Chu, I will never forgive you 👿

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  14. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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    Another Dead Zone special coming up.
    Will only grow next week.

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    1. Dino
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      Tm your nocturnal activities should be kept to yourself. We don't need to read about something special coming up and how the hell does it take a week to grow? You need to see a doctor buddy

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      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        It's 11.30am here.

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        1. Dino
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          That's even worse, why can't you do the decent thing and keep nocturnal activities to nocturnal hours?

          That's me off to sleep, have good day (and morning if staying up for fa cup)

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  15. Santi MMT
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    Great interview! Very much inspired 🙂

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    1. In Like Flynn.
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      Next season's winner then MMT?

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      1. Santi MMT
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        Anyone here 😉

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        1. In Like Flynn.
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          No reason you can't win. I think if you get a good start it can help to inspire you.

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        2. GTS
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          Fine. I'll volunteer for wining it. 🙂

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          1. The Enlightener
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            Wining and dining it.

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        3. Santi MMT
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          Thank youuu 🙂

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  16. In Like Flynn.
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    Morning Lurkers,

    Back to proper DZs I see. Another sleepless night. Not even a WC to plan for as I've sworn off FF this Summer. So I shall no doubt be bashing your ears with environmental twaddle.

    Serves you right for being up. 😉

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    1. Santi MMT
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      Have a nice summer and will see u again for next season 🙂

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      1. In Like Flynn.
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        I shall still be around for a chat and keeping an eye on pre-season friendlies. Even the WC for premiership players. Need to know how everyone is and how well/badly they're playing.

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        1. Santi MMT
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          Same for me 😀

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  17. In Like Flynn.
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    Shrimps and bananas, a fatal weakness. If I don't start a bag I'm fine, but once it's open. 🙁

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  18. GreennRed
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    GWAN Hull 🙂

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
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      why does this have an upvote? no one supports hull lol

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      1. Santi MMT
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        I gave it cuz i feel bored

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        1. Santi MMT
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          No,not really 😀

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          1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
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            wait you are an arsenal fan and you gave it an upvote 😯

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            1. Santi MMT
              • 8 Years
              7 years, 6 months ago

              Don't worry..they won't win just bcz i gave an upvote 😎 😆

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

        Did it just to stay awake. Even with Brady, Meyler and Quinn with a chance of being involved it's hard to admire Hull.

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  19. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Do Derby or QPR have any interesting fantasy prospects? I have seen recent results of Derby and they are good at attack

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    1. Santi MMT
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Yes ofcourse.There will be articles.. stay catch up here

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    2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      will hughes is a talent

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

      Derby: Bryson & Martin
      QPR: Austin

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    4. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Derby's goals have been fairly spread, but Chris Martin might make a decent choice as cheap striker and Craig Bryson stands out in midfield (and maybe Ward on the wing). Defensively Keogh might be worth a punt.

      QPR, obviously Charlie Austin. No real standouts in midfield beyond the familiar young Mr Morrison. A few decent defenders though.

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

        Martin's figures have been fairly skewed due to penalties. Bryson is the man for FPL.

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        1. Santi MMT
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 6 months ago

          Player of the year for derby right ?

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    5. Elniñorules
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Might do a article on Derby if they go through.

      Lived in Derby for 6 months, so watched them live at Pride Park almost every week.

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

        Will be waiting for that article 🙂 I think Derby will give us more FPL players to consider rather than QPR

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

      Thanx everyone. Looks like Bryson and Austin are players to watch out for

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

      Silva and Kun on 21st position 😯
      I expected them to be in top 5

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

        This season? Seriously?

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

      Hey Sarj, just noticed it..
      Congrats on winning the DZ beta H2H knockouts! 🙂

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

        Thanks man!

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    3. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      wow kolarov has 4 assists for yaya! 😀

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  21. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    I'm not sure letting Amalfitano go back was a good move for us - showed potential both ends of the season. I'd have hung on to Ridgewell too.

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

      Yeah never understood the bandwagon on here too.

      Rule#433 in FPL: If you want to pick a West Brom player, it's Chris Brunt or no one.

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

        Cue: pun about noone playing for cardiff

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      2. Santi MMT
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 6 months ago

        Lukaku last year was an option though ? Or even Morrison was..But now they are dissapointment for FPL

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

      West Brom must be early favourites for the drop next season.

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  22. Big Bad Barry
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Anyone clued up on the sun dream team?
    2pts behind in big money mini league with Giroud left to play leader has no Hull or Arsenal

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

    I would like to see a Grand Theft Auto based in London.
    I imagine they will have at least 10 football stadiums if they make it realistically which they do normally

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

        I have played it.but it was in 2d Ugh!
        I was talking about a 3d version
        maybe they will because all the cities featured earlier in 2d had their games in 3d i think

        They should do next london or some city outside of USA

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  24. Santi MMT
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Actually,18 years old kid like me should spend most of my time on studies ..not on Fantasy Football,right ? I sometimes feel guilty for my bad grades at university but i feel good that i ranked 1st in my country in FPL.. 😎

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    1. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      I know how you feel, its easy to be distracted as a student but you just have to try and put in a big effort at Uni despite all the distractions. Keep your eye on the prize and don't get complacent. Its not always easy to get a job once you finish your studies.

      Well done on your FPL season though 😉

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  25. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Winner alright 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqopgoFE0SU

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  26. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    What's the best way to build a decent Fantasy World Cup team?
    A. Go with in-form players/nations.
    B. Go with fixtures.
    C. Cover as many games as possible.
    D. Any other or a combination?

    Thanks.

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    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      E. look at the scoring system & pick players suited.

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

      B & what TM said.

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  27. iCon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Great interview; seems like a decent fella!

    What name does he post under?

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    1. Evs
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Nate 😉

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

      Forca

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    3. Baa
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      Breadbin 😯

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  28. HippY
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 6 months ago

    Anybody know which sites have their WC fantasy football site up and running?

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

      Telegraph

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

    Disappointing that there's only a couple of comments since last night for me to read over while I eat my fry up..

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    1. Evs
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 6 months ago

      HP Sauce with it ?

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