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Eliteserien Fantasy- A New Game From the Developers of FPL

Did you think your summer would be dull without fantasy football? Fear not. The developers of Fantasy Premier League have launched a brand new game called Eliteserien Fantasy.

The game will feature the Norwegian top divison. The site is currently only in Norwegian but it is fairly easy to register and use if you are used to FPL.

The concept and rules are the same as FPL, the only differences being no chips and there’s a  ‘man in the stand’  for bonus points.

The season will have 30 Gameweeks between April and November. A third of the season will be played during the off-season in FPL so this game could soften the summer blow for Fantasy Footy junkies.

Already 58 players have  joined the FFS league, including FPL legend Ville Rönkä. The league code is: 3769-1041

In this article I will take a look at the 16 teams and the players to keep an eye on.

Rosenborg

Having won ‘the double’ two seasons in a row, there is no doubt who is the gigantic fish in this pond. Both league titles have been comfortable with a tally of 69 points, an average of staggering 2.3 points per game. The Rosenborg domination is set to continue with the acquisition of Nicklas Bendtner (12.5). Not only is the insane Dane the most expensive player in the game, he currently also sits in over half the teams.

Mixed results and a few injuries during the pre season, there remains uncertainty around the form of their key players. Rosenborg meet Brann in a face off between last year’s top two teams on March 29. This may give us some answers, or pose more questions as it will be the first of four games Rosenborg play in 10 days. This fixture congestion could be a good reason to overlook the pricey Bendtner for now.

Top 3 targets: Mike Jensen (10.5 MID), Fredrik Midtsjo (8.5 MID), Nicklas Bendtner (12.5 FWD)

Brann

After a shock relegation despite being title contenders in 2014, Brann bounced straight back up the following year. They used that momentum and enjoyed a successful return to the top division, eventually finishing second. Brann’s excellent defence is expected to do well this season as well, especially as Piotr Leciejewski (5.5) might be the best goalkeeper in the league. Early investment in Brann players could pay dividends as their opening few fixtures seem favourable.

Top 3 targets: Fredrik Haugen (9.0 MID), Vito Wormgoor (5.5 DEF), Torgeir Børven (9.0 FWD)

Odd

Starting last season with six consecutive clean sheets, Odd laid the foundations for what turned out to be a third place finish and Europa League qualification. The last 24 games only saw three additional clean sheets but Odd will nonetheless provide excellent defensive options. Espen Ruud (6.5) might prove to be the most essential player in the game. To go along with his nine clean sheets, the right back also managed five goals and eight assists last season.

Top 3 targets: Espen Ruud (6.5 DEF), Fredrik Nordkvelle (9.0 MID), Sondre Rossbach (5.5 GK)

Haugesund

Expect the unexpected when Haugesund are playing. One season they battle for the Europa League places, the next they fight for survival. Given they finished fourth last season, this year their assets may be best avoided! Defensively Haugesund are not much to write home about. Their midfielders have to bear the burden if they are to replicate last year’s form.

Top 3 targets: Haris Hajradinovic (7.5 MID), Erik Huseklepp (8.5 MID), Ibrahim Shuaibu (5.0 FWD)

Molde

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s second period as Molde manager has failed to reach the heights of his first stint at the club thus far. Back then he led Molde to back-to-back titles, whilst his latest reign has resulted in 6th and 5th placed finishes. With a wealth of options in every position, picking the right Molde players could be a minefield. Solskjær’s preferred tactic seems to be resting players from time to time. Heavy investment in Molde’s assets is probably best avoided to start with.

Top 3 targets: Bjorn Sigurdarson (9.0 FWD), Sander Svendsen (8.5 MID), Mattias Mostrom (6.5 MID)

Sarpsborg

A stable mid table team for the last couple of seasons, Sarpsborg normally go about their business quietly. They do not concede many but they do not score that many either. In fact, their most prolific attacker finished 40th in terms of attacking returns last season. Big things are therefore expected of the attacking minded Krepin Diatta (6.0), an easy on the eye Senegalese U20 international who arrived last month. A Sarpsborg defender could be a must have as they managed 13 clean sheets in the last campaign, with nine of them coming on home soil.

Top 3 targets: Krepin Diatta (6.0 MID), Sigurd Rosted (5.5 DEF), Jonas Lindberg (5.5 FWD)

Strømsgodset

After being a top side since the beginning of the decade, Strømsgodset found themselves finishing mid table last season. They produce fluent attacking play and are a joy to watch, especially at home. Jonathan Parr (6.0) provides us with a potential OOP option. Listed as a defender, the former Crystal Palace and Ipswich left back played a lot on the left wing last autumn. The signing of the experienced left back Stian Ringstad (5.5) could mean a permanent shift to the wing for Parr.

Top 3 targets: Jonathan Parr (6.0 DEF), Marcus Pedersen (10.5 FWD), Lars Vilsvik (6.0 DEF)

Viking

There is not much buzz around Viking at the moment. Kwesi Appiah (7.0) has been signed on loan from Crystal Palace. Despite only being 26, this will be the striker’s sixteenth club in his senior career. Whether he can settle in and finally make it count remains to be seen. With an unfavourable set of fixtures to start the season, overlooking Viking options for the opening might be the best solution.

Top 3 targets: Kwesi Appiah (7.0 FWD), Julian Ryerson (4.5 DEF) Samuel Adegbenro (7.5 MID)

Aalesund

Highest goalscorer from last season still in the league this term is Mos (8.5). He will undoubtably be key this year as well but he is not the only threat Aalesund pose. Most of their goals in the pre season have come from set pieces. Centre back Mantyla has scored three goals without even starting a game but it is another centre back stealing the limelight. Daniel Gretarsson (5.0) has also scored three goals from his four starts this winter. However, Aalesund do concede a lot of goals so any defensive investment has to be purely because of their set piece threat.

Top 3 targets: Mos (8.5 FWD), Edwin Gyasi (7.5 MID), Daniel Gretarsson (5.0 DEF)

Vålerenga

Being the only representation from the capital, Vålerenga have failed to live up to expectations for a good few years. This season they have hired the services of former Celtic manager Ronny Deila. An attacking minded leader, Deila made his name at Strømsgodset where he took the team to league glory in 2013. After years of struggle to get permission and finances to build their own stadium on their side of the city, Vålerenga will finally be moving to their new home mid season. This will likely give them a solid boost throughout the season.

Top 3 targets: Ghayas Zahid (10.5 MID), Mohammed Abdellaoue (9.5 FWD), Markus Nakkim (5.0 DEF)

Sogndal

Gilbert Koomson (7.5) was the only assister in the league to reach double figures last season. However, that is a steep price tag for a player in a team that most likely will be in for a relegation battle. Sogndal had a good defence last season but the latest results in pre season do not exactly look encouraging. Still, if they can replicate some of that defensive form then they have several decent budget options in their team.

Top 3 targets: Matias Dyngeland (4.5 GK), Bjørn Utvik (4.5 DEF), Gilbert Koomson (7.5 MID)

Lillestrøm

Celebrating their 100 years anniversary, Lillestrøm will be hoping they avoid the dogfight this time around. They were dead and buried with five games to play but managed to survive by collecting 11 points from those games. Most of the players are very generously priced, probably reflected by last year’s finish. Lillestrøm should be competing for a place in the upper half of the table. If they manage to do that then there are a few potential bargains in their squad. Daniel Fernandes (4.0) has impressed in pre season, if he can nail done a starting spot then that provides us with an excellent budget goalkeeper.

Top 3 targets: Daniel Fernandes (4.0 GK), Bajram Ajeti (6.5 FWD), Chigozie Udoji (6.0 MID)

Tromsø

Defensively Tromsø are not a good unit. The onus will be on their attacking play. People will recognise Morten Gamst Pedersen (5.5) from his time at Blackburn. After struggling with injuries last season, the set piece specialist is set to claim a place in the centre of midfield. Some calmness in the middle of the park may be exactly what Tromsø need as their passing accuracy of 68.7 % was the worst in the league.

Top 3 targets: Aron Sigurdarson (6.5 MID), Sloboan Vuk (7.0 FWD), Morten Gamst Pedersen (5.5 MID)

Stabæk

Stabæk were favourites to go down in 2015 but thanks to the heroics of Bob Bradley they managed to finish third. During that summer they lost top scorer Adama Diomande to Hull, whilst Bradley left before the 2016 season. Stabæk barely recovered from those losses and somehow just about managed to survive. They are in for another tough season but they do have a couple of cheap prospects to keep an eye on.

Top 3 targets: Moussa Njie (5.5 MID), Luc Kassi (6.0 MID), Hanche-Olsen (4.5 DEF)

Kristiansund

Thirteen years after the club was formed, Kristiansund won the second tier and gained promotion to the top division for the first time. The promotion campaign was thanks to a good defence and a red hot striker. Daouda Bamba (6.5) scored 20 and assisted twice in 28 games. The Ivorian is young and fearless, and is sure to be amongst the goals also in this league.

Top 3 targets: Daouda Bamba (6.5 FWD), Aliou Coly (4.5 DEF), Sean McDermott (4.0 GK)

Sandefjord

Also gaining promotion prior to this season, Sandefjord are favourites to go straight back down. Genuine fantasy options are therefore far and few between, however they might provide a couple of bench fodder options. Seven defeats and no clean sheets in nine pre season games tells they are in for a very rough ride.

Top 3 targets: Erik Mjelde (6.0 MID), Andre Sødlund (4.5 MID), Flamur Kastrati (6.0 FWD)

4,384 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hurricane Gilbert
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Unbelievable what fantasy can do to you - Full grown adults playing Norwegian Fantasy. Take a bow, nerds.

    1. UnitedFan
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 1 month ago

      I'm very excited about it. Now the Summers won't be too bad fantasy-wise.

      1. Hurricane Gilbert
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah but do you really want to watch Norwegian football in the summer?

        1. UnitedFan
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Well I'm talking about playing this game. But you never know, might give it a watch to see how players are doing

    2. Lawrø
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Apologies, I thought this was a fantasy football forum. It appears I've come to the wrong place 😉

      1. Hurricane Gilbert
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 1 month ago

        To me there is only one Fantasy game, I'm too dull for you hipsters 😉

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Scout Picks GW1

    Leave your 11 picks for GW1 below. Your budget is 82m. Stick to the usual fantasy restrictions. Maximum 3 from the same team and valid formations (343/352/433/442/451/541/532/523).

    I'll count up the votes and announce the scout picks tomorrow.

    1. MTPockets
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Fernandes
        Ruud Hedenstad Lundstrom
        Midtsjo Zahid Koomson Sigurdarson
        Pedersen Moa Omoijuanfo

        1. MTPockets
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Actually sorry - scoutpicks - swap Ruud for Vilsvik.

        2. Sleep Talk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Great idea!
          I'll give it a go:

          Leciejewski
          Hedenstad - Vilsvik - Rosted - Kind Mikalsen
          Zahid - S.Svendsen - Gyasi- Sigurðarson
          M. Pedersen - Abdellaoue

        3. MrKlin of Norway
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          JUST for GW1 no other considerations:

          Fernandes(LSK)

          Albech(S08) - Haakenstad(LSK) - Thomassen(S08)

          Krogstad(LSK) - Zahid(VIF) - Trondsen(S08) - Svendsen(MFK)

          Moa(VIF) - Pedersen(SIF) - Sigurdarson (MFK)

        4. UnitedFan
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Fernandes
          Vilsvik - Hedenstad - Rosted - Mikalsen
          Zahid - Njie - Hussain - Qaka
          Pedersen - Omoi - Moa

          1. UnitedFan
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Fancy the Lillestrom double up defence this week at least

        5. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Fernandes
          Vilsvik - Rosted - Lundstrom
          Zahid - Midtsjø - Sander Svendsen - Udoji
          Pedersen - Moa - Omoijuanfo

        6. Niemi
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Fernandes
          Hedenstad - Albeck - Vilsvik - Lundstrøm
          U. Andersen - Midtsjø - Udoji
          Bendtner - Moa - Pedersen

        7. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Fernandes
          Mikalsen Vilsvik Grétarsson Rosted
          Zahid Midtsjo Haugen
          Pedersen Moa Mos

        8. Speédy
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Fernandes
          Hedenstad Rosted Mikalsen
          Zahid Helland Midtsjo Adegbenro Koomson
          Abdellaoue Ajeti

      • Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Captain Poll GW1

        Leave your top captain pick for GW1 below.

        I’ll count up the votes and announce the captain poll results tomorrow.

        1. UnitedFan
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Zahid

        2. Bunk Moreland
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Moa

        3. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Marcus Pedersen

        4. Sleep Talk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Marcus Pedersen

        5. MTPockets
            5 years, 1 month ago

            M Pedersen

          • Bellerinmondo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Moa

          • Dunkin
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Pedersen

          • Mullered in Maenam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Mohammed Abdellaoue

          • J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Pederson

          • TJ_777
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Pedersen

          • Niemi
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Pedersen

          • Gusman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Pedersen (SIF)

          • Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Moa

          • Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Moa

          • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Zahid(If i had Moa i would choose him)

        6. burgioaguero
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Is it worth going -4 to bring in Deeney for Benteke?

          I don't see Benteke scoring against Chelsea and even though he has a double gameweek in 34, they're terrible fixtures and I fancy Deeney out scoring him during that time.

          Thoughts?

          1. Bellerinmondo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            save the hit and get Bendtner

        7. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Ok - take 2........ 0 ITB

          Origi (McDermott)
          Skogseid Albech Ruud (Moe Coly)
          Helland Midtsjo Trondsen Njie Barmen
          Bendtner(c) Pedersen (Lindberg)

          Going balls out with triple Rosenborg attack initially

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Bendtner not looking popular in the captain poll.

          2. UnitedFan
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Fernandes looks like he'll start ahead of Origi, which is good since he's 0.5 cheaper. Not sure on Skogseid, haven't heard much about him here. I think you really need a Rosenborg defender. Hedenstad is near essential with set-pieces. Albeck is likely to play apparently, but not 100% nailed, so keep an eye. I wouldn't go with 3 Rosenborg attackers, especially since I think you'd need a defender of theirs. Helland is a great asset, but quite injury prone so downgrade him, maybe to Nordkvelle? (or someone else, look around). Then use that cash to get Hedenstad. Another reason not to go all out 3 attackers from them, they have a difficult fixture against Odd in GW1. Also don't fancy Barmen as Brann attack is lacklustre apparently.

            1. Lawrø
              • 10 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Well you covered all of the points in my comment and more - thanks for making mine redundant! 😀

              1. UnitedFan
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Got to be quicker 😉

            2. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              I felt like I gave you the wrong impression of Albeck. Last year Sarpsborg mainly played Østli (CB), Toivomaaki (RB) and Groven (LB) at RB, with Thomassen at LB. This year they have signed Albeck and I'm pretty sure he's signed to be a starter.

          3. Lawrø
            • 10 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Wow pretty maverick stuff. I like the idea of triple RBK attack... however it does potentially impede you from getting the highly owned - on set pieces - defender Hedenstad which is the downside. Don't know anything about Skogseid so can't comment there. Plenty of better alternatives to Trondsen and Barmen as I understand it... although you may have done more research than I have in that area. Sigurdarson (penalties) immediately springs to mind. Don't think either goalkeeper is nailed so would personally find 0.5m to upgrade on of them

            p.s I don't know anything!

          4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Cool - I'll go with Fernandes and Origi and hopefully I won't need to worry about having a playing goalie for the foreseeable then 🙂

            Skogseid had 7 assists for Lillestrom last season from FB, and Stabaek weren't awful defensively, despite being 3rd last. Looks good value.

            Rosenborg scored 17 more goals than anyone else last season, but were only the best defensively by 2. I more than likely will get a defender of theirs in the first few weeks, but like the idea of playing the three popular attackers of theirs initially before I am confident which one of them I want to get rid of - hopefully a cheapie from elsewhere will emerge to make that downgrade to upgrade the defence easy.

            Barmen and Halvorsen (I actually took out Trondsen) are punts. Barmen scored 5 last season and seems to have improved over each of the last few seasons. Halvorsen scored 4 goals in 10 games in the second half of last season for eventually relegated Bodo/Glimt on loan from Odd.

            Really excited by all this - should be great fun 🙂

            1. UnitedFan
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Fair points, You've done your homework. Yeah, I'm really excited, going to be fun. Good luck!

        8. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Desperately want Sander Svendsen. Such a pity he plays for a rotating nightmare of a manager.

          1. UnitedFan
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            How is their defence? Any good?

            1. Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Not the best. They attack with numbers leaving them vulnerable at the back. Plus the defence is also likely to be rotated a bit.

              1. UnitedFan
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Sounds like a no-go team.

        9. Spleising
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          What do you think about this team guys?

          Fernandes/McDermott
          Lundstrøm/Hedenstad/Ruud/Moe/Skaasheim
          Zahid/Sigurdarson/Midtsjø/Krogstad/Komsoon
          Bendtner/Finne/Shuaibu

        10. Niemi
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 1 month ago

          I know Ryerson is popular on here, but you all know he isn't a starter currently in a fully fit XI? He is on the verge of making the starting XI, but not first choice I believe. He can play in multiple positions, so he'll get loads of game time. There are some injury doubts ahead of GW1 for Viking, so he might get a start.

          1. MTPockets
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Cheers. On my bench but may reconsider then.

          2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Best midfield Pick upto 8.5?(Have Koomson,Midtsjo,Nordkvelle)
            1)Keita
            2)Svendsen
            3)Zekhnini
            4)Other

            1. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Hard to tell. Keita should start due to injuries, but I've heard he might not be match fit yet. Svendsen could be a good pick, but Molde are hard to predict due to rotation. Zekhnini should start, but could be rotated during the first 3 rounds as well. Also consider Andersen (8.0) from Strømsgodset, but same worries about rotation.

              I really can't say who's the best pick. All could score well, all could be rotated during the first 3 (they are all first choice I believe though)

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Cheers going with Keita for now as I need Valarenga cover,is zahid worth the extra 2m though?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Zahid is the safe option. Vålerenga have strengthened their attack this summer with Keita and Finne, Moa seems to finally be injury free and they got a new attacking coach in Ronny Deila. Certainly expect more goals from them this year, so can't see Zahid's number dropping. Keita could be a good and cheaper alternative over the season, but some concerns due to lack of match fitness so I'll pass for now.

                Zahid
                2016: 28 matches - 8g7a
                2015: 29 matches - 7g6a
                2014: 29 matches - 9g5a

          3. Niemi
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Eurosport's experts are predicting the table. So far they've covered 11 teams. Rosenborg, Odd, Vålerenga, Molde and Strømsgodset left for the top 5.

            6. Brann
            7. Sarpsborg 08
            8. Haugesund
            9. Viking
            10. Tromsø
            11. Lillestrøm
            12. Sogndal
            13. Kristiansund
            14. Aalesund
            15. Stabæk
            16. Sandefjord

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Brann at 6th :O I know they overachieved last year but 2nd to 6th would be quite a story
              my top 5 among those would be in the same order as u wrote them

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Not really that big deal, not a big difference between 2nd and 6th in Tippeligaen. Brann overachieved last year while Vålerenga, Strømsgodset and Molde underachieved. Brann haven't strengthened this summer either while some of the other big teams have. The points difference from 2nd to 9th was only 12 points.

                Brann went from promotion to 2nd last year, that's quite a story! Strømsgodset went from 2nd to 7th, Stabæk went from 3rd to 14th. Haugesund went from 13th to 4th.

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Niemi help me with my post above 😀

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Woah thanks for the info,Now I Feel good to just go with wormgoor from Brann,Will he be fit btw?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                I expect him to start, but haven't heard anything yet. Certainly would get more than a defender from Brann.

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  I will post my team can u just tell whether it is G2G?

            4. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Table prediction from Bergens Tidende (local media in Bergen where Brann come from):

              1. Rosenborg
              2. Odd
              3. Molde
              4. Vålerenga
              5. Sarpsborg
              6. Strømsgodset
              7. Brann
              8. Haugesund
              9. Viking
              10. Sogndal
              11. Tromsø
              12. Lillestrøm
              13. Aalesund
              14. Kristiansund
              15. Stabæk
              16. Sandefjord

            5. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Table prediction from VG (Norway's biggest newspaper)

              1. Rosenborg
              2. Odd
              3. Molde
              4. Vålerenga
              5. Sarpsborg
              6. Brann
              7. Strømsgodset
              8. Lillestrøm
              9. Tromsø
              10. Haugesund
              11. Viking
              12. Aalesund
              13. Sogndal
              14. Kristiansund
              15. Stabæk
              16. Sandefjord

            6. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Table prediction from Aftenposten (Second biggest newspaper in Norway)

              1. Rosenborg
              2. Strømsgodset
              3. Odd
              4. Molde
              5. Vålerenga
              6. Sarpsborg
              7. Brann
              8. Tromsø
              9. Haugesund
              10. Lillestrøm
              11. Viking
              12. Aalesund
              13. Sogndal
              14. Stabæk
              15. Kristiansund
              16. Sandefjord

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Table prediction from TV2

                1. Rosenborg
                2. Odd
                3. Molde
                4. Sarpsborg
                5. Strømsgodset
                6. Vålerenga
                7. Brann
                8. FK Haugesund
                9. Tromsø
                10. Viking
                11. Lillestrøm
                12. Aalesund
                13. Sogndal
                14. Kristiansund
                15. Stabæk
                16. Sandefjord

          4. Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Rate my semi final draft please.

            Dyngeland Fernandes

            Ruud Wormgoor hedensted Norbye moe
            Koomson Helland zahid(k) udoji Heintz
            Mos Omoi Abdellaoue

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              We have 8 players in common,Even I had Zahid throughout got rid for keita just now as he is 2m cheaper but obviously Zahid is a better player and all,Risky to go without the lord but could work big time.

            2. Dreams
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              I just copied the players from here and there. Haven't been so active for the past few days.

          5. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Not sure if this has been asked, but does the Norwegian league have the same issues with fixture congestion as the EPL that also necessitates double game weeks ?

            1. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Not really. Sometimes matches in the summer are moved due to CL/EL qualification, but normally within the same gameweek. Not 100% sure though.

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Thanks, makes BB and TC simpler

                1. Dreams
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  They don't have chips, do they?

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • 6 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    No idea lol, assumed they did

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              No chips here 😛

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Doh

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Just like Lays no chips XD

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                No chips for the Hot Dog - they need to ketchup with the programme ...

                ............... coat & taxi please

          6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            RMT plz G2G?,How to get Hedenstad in?
            fernandes(dyngeland)
            ruud rosted wormgoor vilsvik (moe)
            midstjo nordkvelle koomson keita (Johansen)
            bendtner(k) mos(vk) (Shuaibu)
            0.0 itb

            1. Dreams
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Forget the Lord for the first few weeks.

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              As captain or player 😛 I feel its too risky to go without him specially as Rosenborg player has to be captained in GW2 and I dont have Helland,If he would go whom do u recommend Moa or Pedersen?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                If you sell him I recommend both Moa and Pedersen over him and Mos. At least that's what I've done.

            3. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Looking good. Personally I would get Hedenstad in there over one of Rosted/Wormgoor. Albeck could be a good budget option over Rosted. Lundstrøm could be a good 5.5 option too, he's a very attacking full back.

              Lots of options in midfield. Not sure I would have gone for Nordkvelle myself, but he's a safe option. Would prefer either Zahid or Abdellaoue there myself, but I see you have Keita instead.

            4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Thank u so much! Is albeck nailed though?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                He is expected to be a starter, but he's a new signing so who knows if he performs badly. Last season they mainly played Østli, Groven and Toivomaki at RB. Østli is a CB and is expected to partner Rosted at CB this season. Groven is a LB and could also play on the wings. Toivomaki is the only other RB, but he's had lot of injuries over the 2 years at Sarpsborg and isn't expected to be first choice.

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  All my moves now depend on bendtner will he be rested in gw 2 ?if he plays he is my captain for sure

                  1. Niemi
                    • 7 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    You have to make the decision yourself. I can guarantee he'll be rested, but there certainly is a chance.

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      U mean there is a great chance he will be rested in gw2?

                2. Niemi
                  • 7 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  Scratch the Østli is expected to partner Rosted. Jørgensen is the most likely partner. This is the expected starting XI for the Sarpsborg defence:

                  Albeck - Jørgensen - Rosted - Thomassen

            5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Is it likely he will be rested in gw 2?

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                I mean bendtner

          7. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Anything obvious I'm missing? Aside from Brann and Stromgodset

            0.5 ITB

            Fernandes
            Ruud Hedentas Vilsvik Grétarsson
            Nordkvelle Midtsjo Koomson Sigurdarson
            Bendtner Moa

            Dyngeland / Shuaibu Moe Sorli

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Looks pretty solid,Sigurdarson is a great differential,Whom are u captaining ,Moa i guess?

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Yeah Moa. Great form + on pens now because Holm is injured

          8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Can someone tell the full time score of that Norwegian community shield game between Brann and Rosenborg with the names of goalscorers and assisters plz 😀

            1. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Brann 0 - 2 Rosenborg
              Goal: Jevtovic (Assist: Midtsjø)
              Goal: Reginiussen (Assist: Bendtner)

            2. danielsk
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Brann - Rosenborg 0 - 2.

              Goals: 0 -1 M Jevtovic (Assist: M Vilhjálmsson), 0 - 2 T Reginiussen (Assist: N Bendtner)

              1. danielsk
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Sorry, the first assist was Midtsjø. 🙂

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Ah thanks 😀

            4. Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Highlights (might be geoblocked?)
              http://video.eurosport.no/fotball/slik-vant-rosenborg-mesterfinalen-mot-brann_vid966903/video.shtml

              If the above link doesn't work, here is a low quality video of the goals from youtube.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGMhWW9QYdQ

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Thank u so much im sorry for asking so much questions,u have done me a huge favour,cheers and good luck for fpl/norwegian fpl 😀

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  *so many

              2. Elvy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                That was a sharp assist from Bendtner!

          9. MTPockets
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Time now 9:08 UK & 10:08 Norway. Assume that means transfer deadline is 4pm UK tomorrow (no clock changes to come in Norway)?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Yes.

              2. MrKlin of Norway
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                We've done our daylight savings last weekend, so the hour difference is correct in relation to UK/Norway timezones 🙂

            • Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              x

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Is Bendtner likely to be rested for GW2?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                We don't know. He might.

            • Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Currently on Koomson (Sogndal) 7.5 due to set pieces but Riski (Odd) 7.0 has to be a better pick?

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Could be. Riski more likely to be rotated though and Koomson on penalties.

                1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                  • 6 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  So Riski is risky

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Koomson is on set pieces, corners, penalties, everything, plus last season was the only player to get double digit assists. And he has good preseason form. Never heard of this other Riski choice... 😉

                1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                  • 6 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  Sogndal are gonna be down the bottom .. 7.5 is a lot. Riski is predicted to start in the front 3 by VG Lupen

                  1. Niemi
                    • 7 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Swansea are down the bottom at the Premier League, Sigurdsson still a good pick at

                    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Plus his fixtures are tasty

                    2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                      • 6 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      I'm a Boro fan so, hate Siggy! OK I'll keep Koomson, just worried about no ODD attackers

              3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Well even Swansea are up down bottom but Siggy is always a good pick,whether its Norway or England, a Siggy is still a Siggy 😛

                1. Niemi
                  • 7 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  Exactly. They were 11th last season and he still managed 10 assists + 3 goals. Not sure he'll do as well this season, but I reckon he's a safe pick from the start of the season. So many unsettled starting line ups, at least among the top teams.

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 5 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Niemi just choose one
                    1)Bendtner+Sigurdarson
                    2)Pedersen+Svendsen

                    1. Niemi
                      • 7 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      I think I'd choose 2, pretty tasty fixtures for Pedersen the first 6 gameweeks (except GW2 against Brann).

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Cheers i also thought of downgrading sigurdarson to another fodder to get Lundberg see lundberg got 6 assists in 20 games while sigurdarson has 3 goal 6 assists in 24,and lundberg will also get cs,so he is likely to outscore sigurdarson i guess,am i wrong in this?

                        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                          • 5 Years
                          5 years, 1 month ago

                          Sorry i mean lundstorm 😛

                        2. Niemi
                          • 7 Years
                          5 years, 1 month ago

                          Lundstrøm could be a great pick. Sigurdarson had a couple of injuries, so he started 12 and was subbed on 12 times. Expecting better numbers if he can stay injury free.

                          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                            • 5 Years
                            5 years, 1 month ago

                            So u suggest me to stick with sigurdarson for now?

                            1. Niemi
                              • 7 Years
                              5 years, 1 month ago

                              I think he's a good pick and I think 5 at the back is too much, so yes. Could be better picks at sub 7.0 though.

                              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                • 5 Years
                                5 years, 1 month ago

                                Anyone in particular at exacly 7 or even 7.5? except adegbenro who has poor fixtures

                                1. Niemi
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 years, 1 month ago

                                  Loads of options, been mentioned countless times on here. Sigurdarson is my pick, but there are many alternatives. Nguen/Jradi, Riski, Udoji/Matthew/Krostad, Vega, Mjelde, Diatta, Kassi, Bytyqi. As mentioned some question marks around some of them, we'll know a lot more in a couple of gameweeks. Hence why I'm going for Sigurdarson who I know is nailed on and on penalties.

            • Speédy
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              another draft
              (dyngeland) fernandes
              ruud hedenstad wormgoor rosted (moe)
              helland zahid adegbenro njie (johansen )
              bendtner ajeti (lindberg)
              should I remove the bendtner - helland double up????

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Yes Remove that double up for now and upgrade ajeti also adegbenro has horrible fixtures get koomson over him,do helland to midtsjo to fund ajeti to moa

                1. Speédy
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  what about this????
                  fernandes (dyngeland)
                  ruud hedenstad wormgoor rosted (moe)
                  zahid midtsjo adegbenro njie (johansen)
                  bendtner moa (lindberg)
                  will do adegbenro - koomson gw 2

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 5 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Yes Looks solid now whom will captain,u are indian btw?

                    1. Speédy
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      captain will be moa
                      and yes,I am indian

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Cool even me Bhai 😀

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                No Odd or Stromgodset or Aalesund attack or Koomson... Holland is expendable in that team. Use him to upgrade Ajeti or Njie too.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Is it mental to go with a backline of hedenstad ruud vilsvik albeck wormgoor(all out defence)
              I dont have wormgoor right now but my 4th mid is sigurdarson if we think Logically wormgoor/other defender upto 6m should outscore sigurdarson so should i do it(Will downgrade sigurdarson to another bench fodder to upgrade moe to wormgoor)

              1. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                5 at the back? A bit overkill for my liking. Gives you little flexibility in attack.

              2. Speédy
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                4 solid picks with moe,play those 4 each week

              3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                But look at it this way im not impressed by the stats of 4th mid options in this league. Lundstrom got 6 assists in 20 games while sigurdarson has 3 goal 6 assists in 24,and lundstrom will also get cs,so he is likely to outscore sigurdarson i guess,am i wrong in this?

              4. Bellerinmondo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                I'm considering the opposite this morn - tearing up my well-balanced team to go all-out attack
                Bendtner - Moa - Pedersen
                Just seems more fun that hoping for CS each week

              5. MrKlin of Norway
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                4 or 5 at the back is a bold idea for the season overall, but the first 3 gameweeks (all inside sat 01.04 to mon 10.04) are likely to be chaos with a lot of goals as the teams settle in I think. Wouldn't START defence heavy but have planned on moving to it..

              6. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                I'm on Ruud Parr Hedenstad Albech: 4-3-3

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 5 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  ^ I would recommend parr over Vilsvik

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 5 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    I mean vilsvik over parr sorry

            • Niemi
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              Deadline day today. Not expecting any big transfers, but could be some moves. Aalesund have signed Lars Veldwijk, a striker who has spent 3 years at Nottingham Forrest.

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                List of all the latest transfers in Eliteserien here
                http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/eliteserien/letztetransfers/wettbewerb/NO1/plus/1
                As you can see not much have happened the last few days. Don't expect much movement today.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              This is probably gonna be my final team.Thoughts?
              fernandes (dyngeland)
              hedenstad ruud rosted vilsvik albech (moe)
              midtsjo koomson zahid sigurdarson (sorli)
              bendtner(k) mos(vk) (Shuaibu)

              If i do any transfer it will most probably be Bendtner+Sigurdarson to Pedersen+Svendsen

              1. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Good team, all sensible options. Don't know much about Sørli (or the other 4.5 options really from the bottom teams). I've noticed he's been playing a lot in pre-season, but I don't think he's first choice. Doesn't seem like there are any nailed on 4.5 midfielders, so he's probably the best bet. Valles might be a starter, but he's a defensive midfielder. Heintz has played a lot in pre-season too, but not a starter for Sarpsborg.

              2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Thank you so much Johannes(I saw u r name from ur fpl id :P),this would not be possible without your help,I hope your team does well(except that u regret not having bendtner :P)

            • Bellerinmondo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 years, 1 month ago

              hmm, any nailed-ish 4.5 or 5.0 mids ?

              1. Boydinho
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Gashi from Odd is highest owned of those, but wont play. Bonke has been nailed on for last two seasons if i lok at stats, don't know this year though.

              2. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Landu Landu is nailed for 5.0, but don't expect attacking returns

              3. MTPockets
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  I've gone for Sarr (Molde). 28 starts, 2G/1A last season. 1G ifrom 5 gamesn pre-season.
                  No idea how good/nailed this season though.

                • Bellerinmondo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 years, 1 month ago

                  cheers, Sarr looks a good shout for a DM who could offer 2/3 pointers from the bench type of player

              4. Boydinho
                • 7 Years
                5 years, 1 month ago

                Kpozo could come out good for Tromsö. On the verge of going to Granada (La Liga) in January but stayed in AIK, a possible clash with the team may have forced a move out after the international window had closed.

                Good wingback/fullback, one of AIKs and Allsvenskans major talents IMO at 4.5.

                1. MTPockets
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Cheers. According to this could take a while for work permits. 4 month loan with extension option:
                    http://ghanafans.com/world-football-news/2017/03/29/patrick-kpozo-joins-tromso-il-loan-aik

                    But this says could play on Sunday:
                    http://ghanasoccernet.com/patrick-kpozo-unveiled-by-norwegian-side-tromso-defender-set-for-debut-on-sunday

                    1. Boydinho
                      • 7 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Oh didn't knew about the work permit. Thanks.

                2. MTPockets
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Summary picks from the thread (21 players). Doesn't exactly add up as I've only counted those stated (no second-guessing). Some will have changed over time but general gist:

                    GK:
                    Fernandes - 21
                    Dyngeland - 13
                    McDermott - 5
                    Origi - 4

                    DEF:
                    Ruud - 21
                    Moe - 16
                    Hedenstad - 13
                    Wormgoor - 10
                    Ryerson - 10
                    Vilsvik - 8
                    Albeck - 3
                    Parr - 3
                    Rosted - 3
                    Coly - 2
                    Stolas - 2
                    Nordbye - 2
                    Mikalsen - 2
                    Lundstrom - 2
                    Amundsen - 1
                    Reginiussen - 1
                    Antonsen - 1
                    Rindaroy - 1
                    Sundli - 1
                    Groven - 1

                    MID:
                    Koomson - 16
                    Zahid - 15
                    Njie - 10
                    Helland - 10
                    Midtsjo - 8
                    Heintz - 4
                    Johansen - 4
                    Adegbenro - 3
                    Udoji - 3
                    Zekhnini - 3
                    Jensen - 3
                    Nordkvelle - 3
                    Sigurdarson - 3
                    Sodlund - 2
                    Haugen - 2
                    Diatta - 1
                    Hajradinovic - 1
                    Danielsen - 1
                    Kiss - 1
                    Okland - 1
                    Nielsen - 1
                    Jradi - 1
                    Krogstad - 1
                    Gyasi - 1
                    Keita - 1
                    Pedersen - 1
                    Svendsen - 1
                    Sarr - 1

                    FWD:
                    Bendtner - 12
                    Moa - 10
                    Mos - 10
                    M Pedersen - 5
                    Bamba - 4
                    Lindberg - 4
                    Shuaibu - 4
                    Omoijuanfo - 4
                    Mortensen - 3
                    Borven - 1
                    Lehne-Olsen - 1
                    Flo - 1
                    Stokke - 1
                    Ajeti - 1
                    Occean - 1
                    Lorentzen - 1

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Why do people prefer moa over mos ?mos scored more last year and is a million cheaper,thanks for this post 😉

                      1. MrKlin of Norway
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Moa is the better striker on the better team, he came back from Bundesliga somewhat damaged and has had injury problems since, but has looked on fire pre-season and there is general belief he is coming back to the old form that made him a top striker in Bundesliga.

                      2. Niemi
                        • 7 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Moa was injured a lot last year, better player/brother, better team.

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Oh could be essential then..

                    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                      • 5 Years
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Looks like my differential pick of Grétarsson might be staying 😉

                  • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 5 Years
                    5 years, 1 month ago

                    Whom would u captain
                    1)Zahid
                    2)Bendtner
                    3)Mos

                  • MTPockets
                      5 years, 1 month ago

                      Is there a watchlist facility on ESL?

                      1. MrKlin of Norway
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Ønskeliste

                      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Yes wishlist.Just below the player name

                      3. MTPockets
                          5 years, 1 month ago

                          * found it.

                        • Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                          • 5 Years
                          5 years, 1 month ago

                          Took me a while to find it too

                      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 5 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Just when i thought my team was settled im feeling like doing bendtner,mos,zahid to pedersen,moa,helland 😛

                      5. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        5 years, 1 month ago

                        Funes-mori to Davies or Gibson?

                        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                          • 5 Years
                          5 years, 1 month ago

                          Utvik or maybe even Ryerson as he is OOP 😉