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Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Russia v Slovakia

Group B’s second round of Euro 2016 fixtures gets under way this afternoon when Russia take on Slovakia.

Russia are likely to be the more confident going into this match, thanks to a last minute equaliser from defender Vasili Berezutski in their 1-1 draw with England in the group’s opening fixture. Leonid Slutsky’s side are set to once again rely heavily on their defence, which repelled 15 goal attempts from England.

Meanwhile, Slovakia lost 2-1 to Wales, putting them at the foot of Group B’s table and in desperate need of points. They recorded an impressive 13 efforts on goal against Wales but with just two on target will need to vastly improve their accuracy if they are to break down Russia’s stubborn rearguard. Jan Kozak’s side have not suffered back to back defeats since October 2013 but history is not on their side in this fixture: Slovakia have only scored one goal in their last four outings against Russia.

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  1. ROOTY7
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Honestly would be happy with 3 points from Mak i think..

  2. HVT
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    With EPL Fixtures being released today - should we have a seperate thread for discussion?
    When will Fpl re-open?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      july

  3. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Slutsky.

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

    Im on 3 pts already this gw.
    1 patricio 2 alaba.

    Nice.

    1. Odikostar
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      same:P

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Hamsik close

  6. Van Klinkert Delarosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Can't believe the only OOP player in Euro ownership is just 7%. 😮

    1. ROOTY7
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      what does OOP mean? Sorry for being an idiot..

      1. Hamstergod
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Out of Position

        1. ROOTY7
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          thanks!

      2. Ziro
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Or off positron

        1. Ziro
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          *out of position.

          Damm autocorrect

        2. Van Klinkert Delarosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          Sound rather bombastic. 😆

    2. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Pretty sure there are a few OOP players?
      Who are you talking about?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Must be Giaccerini

      2. Van Klinkert Delarosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Chasing points. 🙂 Giaccherini.

        1. The Big Cheese
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          Ah. You mean my captain for last week!

          1. Van Klinkert Delarosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 9 months ago

            Nicely done! Top punt that.

            1. The Big Cheese
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 9 months ago

              Cheers. I was lucky

    3. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      There is more than one

      1. Van Klinkert Delarosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        They are dying breed, who are you talking about mate? Other than Dier.

        1. Konig Luther
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          in Slovakia-Russia game there is one for example

  7. Ziro
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    I love this format of switching players and changing captains. Shame UFPL is not available in my country, would pay £10 to be able to play it. 🙁

    1. ROOTY7
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Same! Wasn't convinced at first but I'm really enjoying it.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Hope they introduce it to FPL and remove vice c

      1. ROOTY7
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        this

      2. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        this.

      3. pokern1nja09
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Na this would ruin fpl. Casuals would have no chance, and more people would just give up early on.

        1. Ziro
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          That's what we want. 😉

          But personally FPL should remain as it is. UFPL should have even better prizes for the more serious players.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 9 months ago

            I enjoyed my £1000 manager of the month award 😉

    3. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Same

    4. Frip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      agreed, would love to play UFPL.

    5. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Agreed. Same here.

    6. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Same here, I would drop all other games like the sacks of s**t they are in a heartbeat.

    7. Van Klinkert Delarosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Exactly!

      They should let us, people from the other side of the world playing too.

  8. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Hope Skrtl behaves and doesn't get a card, wouldn't want him banned for the England game 🙂

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Lol

  9. Shels
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Jack a Ranieri

  10. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who helped me out on my earlier posts.

    I've gone wildcarding from this:

    Patricio - Sommer
    Dier - Rami - Juanfran - Hector - Dragovic*
    Mak- Gotze* - Perisic - Junuzovic* - De Bruyne*
    Nolito* - Giroud - Muller

    To this:

    DDG/Kozacik

    Fedetstkiy/Howedes/Rami/Giacherrini/Guerriero

    Dzemalli/Konoplyanka/Draxler/Payet/Perisic

    CR/Muller/Giroud

    Good luck everyone! 🙂

    1. Ziro
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Good luck TFF

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Thanks mate 🙂

  11. ROOTY7
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    how's my boy Mak getting on? Stuck at work and can't watch it..

    1. Shels
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Got a touch or 2, noting happened yet slovak wise

      1. KingZamalek
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Slovak weiss* 😉

    2. pokern1nja09
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Seems really advanced, just got caught offside

  12. The Big Cheese
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    I am going to get some work in the garden done. Catch you guys later.

    It is pretty damn wet unfortunately.

    Come on Mak!

  13. HVT
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    How many goals/assists does Payet get in this 4-1 victory?

    1. ROOTY7
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      0 and 0, hopefully.. 😉

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      No idea but s long as the number of goals and number of assists add up to 4, i'll be happy. 😉

  14. legendaryjordan
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    quick question lads.

    I foolishly have 3 portugese players on the pitch with 3 Italian players on the bench. Am I pretty much screwed or can I change my bench and stuff before the play at the end of the week? Thank you so much.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      At the end of today when the game updates, you can swap out any players for players that have not played yet.

  15. Swedish Maldini
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Damn it, he should have left that alone for Kokorin to pop into the net.

    1. Ziro
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Kozacik would just have saved it. 😉

  16. FPL Season Ticker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    FPL Season Ticker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fXIk1q7orSHs36mmAQr1poEqS-xF3gD2UOJ-gJmyAcI/pubhtml

    At the moment it has 3 tabs for the full ticker, home games only, and a rotations ticker.

    Full rotation pairs this season:
    ARS & TOT
    BOU & WAT
    BUR & WBA
    CHE & SUN
    CPL & SWA
    EVE & LIV
    HUL & STK
    LEI & MID
    MCI & MUN
    SOU & WHM

    36 out of 38 games rotation pairs:
    ARS & EVE
    ARS & WBA
    BUR & CPL
    BUR & TOT
    CHE & STK
    CPL & LIV
    EVE & SWA
    HUL & MID
    HUL & SUN
    LEI & STK
    LIV & TOT
    SWA & WBA

    1. Ziro
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Aren't you late by about 5 hours? 😛

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Chelsea and Sunderland? I'd have thought It'd be Sunderland and Boro

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        I think for policing reasons its still Newcastle & Sunderland and Chelsea & Fulham despite the pairs being split across leagues. Then those two pairs were put together in a 2 home/2 away rotation for the Premier League fixture setting.

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          Ah right. Top man 🙂

    3. JK - Cønt ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      SUN/BUR seems like a decent rotation

    4. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      By your high standards Balders, I expected you to be done by 9:05 AM. 🙂

    5. JK - Cønt ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      so my very brief calculations were way off 😆

    6. Feeling_blue
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Burnley and west brom look like a good cheap gk pairing

    7. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      how many of this rotations will work?

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Arsenal/Spurs could be good for 20+ cleanies if you dare alternate Toby and Bellerin 😛

        1. Ziro
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          This! And not to speak of tge attacking points!

        2. JK - Cønt ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          Toby will likely be 6.0 this season

            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 9 months ago

            6.5 min

            1. juggos
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 9 months ago

              Agree and I'm still paying it no question

    8. Spencer - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Great stuff Balders.

      1. Delima
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        Hello,

        those rotation pairs, is that only for keepers? Or how should i see this?

        Thanks

    9. Delima
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Hello,

      those rotation pairs, is that only for keepers? Or how should i see this?

      Thanks

  17. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    That panting by the Russian coach.. oh my..

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      zGOAAAAALLL

  18. Season Ticker Updated
    Mark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Season Tickers now updated, folks - available in sidebar with initial ratings. The expanded view will return to be a members only feature when we next update this evening.

    1. Ziro
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Cheers.
      I'll let it marinate for about a month before I get into it seriously.

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      brilliant stuff, this site is one excellent operation

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Do you lot just wait for Balders then copy him 😆

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        ... do I get to call out Mark for dial up?

        1. Ziro
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 9 months ago

          Harming your chances of getting up-modded 😉

      1. Mark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        I think he beat us by about a minute and a half 😉

  19. JoshHuntCUFC
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Duda doing anything? Is he playing up top?

  20. Ziro
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Waeissßssss

  21. VS10_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Weiss 1-0

    Hamsik assist

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Sure Hamsik?

      1. BlzE_94
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 9 months ago

        yes hamsik assist

  22. Shels
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    This result could be badn ews for ireland

    1. djenzio
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      why? not in the same group.....

  23. Swedish Maldini
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    What a Weisshole...

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      Awful tatts

  24. The Wise Owl
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Mak please do more!

    1. djenzio
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      this!

  25. Backup Dancer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    No Mak 🙁

    Go on Slovakia though!

  26. Lynxy
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    What a goal! Great first touch to fool 2 defenders, then the clinical strike!

  27. LaLaLand
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    What time is the dead line for transfers?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      14:00. I think you missed it.

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      You missed it.

    3. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 9 months ago

      MD3?

  28. The Wise Owl
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    I'm sorry but after the Russia riots in France, I'd be quite glad if they don't make it to the finals.

  29. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 9 months ago

    Weiss owner 😀 😀