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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
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

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

    1. UnitedFan
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. Hurricane Gilbert
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

        1. UnitedFan
          • 6 Years
          4 years, 7 months 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
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. Hurricane Gilbert
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Fernandes
      Ruud Hedenstad Lundstrom
      Midtsjo Zahid Koomson Sigurdarson
      Pedersen Moa Omoijuanfo

      1. MTPockets
        4 years, 7 months ago

        Actually sorry - scoutpicks - swap Ruud for Vilsvik.

    2. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. UnitedFan
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        Fancy the Lillestrom double up defence this week at least

    5. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

    6. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

    7. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Fernandes
      Mikalsen Vilsvik Grétarsson Rosted
      Zahid Midtsjo Haugen
      Pedersen Moa Mos

    8. Speédy
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Fernandes
      Hedenstad Rosted Mikalsen
      Zahid Helland Midtsjo Adegbenro Koomson
      Abdellaoue Ajeti

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Zahid

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Moa

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Marcus Pedersen

    4. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Marcus Pedersen

    5. MTPockets
      4 years, 7 months ago

      M Pedersen

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

      Moa

    7. Dunkin
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Pedersen

    8. Mullered in Maenam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Mohammed Abdellaoue

    9. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Pederson

    10. TJ_777
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Pedersen

    11. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Pedersen

    12. Gusman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Pedersen (SIF)

    13. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Moa

    14. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Moa

    15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Zahid(If i had Moa i would choose him)

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

      save the hit and get Bendtner

  5. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Bendtner not looking popular in the captain poll.

    2. UnitedFan
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

        1. UnitedFan
          • 6 Years
          4 years, 7 months ago

          Got to be quicker 😉

      2. Niemi
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

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

    1. UnitedFan
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      How is their defence? Any good?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

          Sounds like a no-go team.

  7. Spleising
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

    What do you think about this team guys?

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

  8. Niemi
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Cheers. On my bench but may reconsider then.

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

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

    1. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. Niemi
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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

  10. Niemi
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Niemi help me with my post above 😀

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

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

    4. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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

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

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

  12. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        Thanks, makes BB and TC simpler

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 years, 7 months ago

          They don't have chips, do they?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 years, 7 months ago

            No idea lol, assumed they did

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      No chips here 😛

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        Doh

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Just like Lays no chips XD

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

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

  13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Forget the Lord for the first few weeks.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Thank u so much! Is albeck nailed though?

      1. Niemi
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months 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
            4 years, 7 months 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
              4 years, 7 months ago

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

        2. Niemi
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Is it likely he will be rested in gw 2?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        I mean bendtner

  14. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

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

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

  15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

    2. danielsk
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Brann - Rosenborg 0 - 2.

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

      1. danielsk
        • 4 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        Sorry, the first assist was Midtsjø. 🙂

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Ah thanks 😀

    4. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

          *so many

      2. Elvy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        That was a sharp assist from Bendtner!

  16. MTPockets
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Yes.

    2. MrKlin of Norway
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

  17. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

    x

  18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

    Is Bendtner likely to be rested for GW2?

    1. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      We don't know. He might.

  19. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        So Riski is risky

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

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

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

            Plus his fixtures are tasty

          2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
            • 6 Years
            4 years, 7 months ago

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

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

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

          1. Niemi
            • 7 Years
            4 years, 7 months ago

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

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              4 years, 7 months 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
                4 years, 7 months ago

                Sorry i mean lundstorm 😛

              2. Niemi
                • 7 Years
                4 years, 7 months 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
                  4 years, 7 months ago

                  So u suggest me to stick with sigurdarson for now?

                  1. Niemi
                    • 7 Years
                    4 years, 7 months 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
                      4 years, 7 months ago

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

                      1. Niemi
                        • 7 Years
                        4 years, 7 months 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.

  20. Speédy
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months 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
          4 years, 7 months ago

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

          1. Speédy
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 7 months ago

            captain will be moa
            and yes,I am indian

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 5 Years
              4 years, 7 months ago

              Cool even me Bhai 😀

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

  21. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

    2. Speédy
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      4 solid picks with moe,play those 4 each week

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

        ^ I would recommend parr over Vilsvik

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 7 months ago

          I mean vilsvik over parr sorry

  22. Niemi
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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.

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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)

  24. Bellerinmondo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

    hmm, any nailed-ish 4.5 or 5.0 mids ?

    1. Boydinho
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

    3. MTPockets
      4 years, 7 months 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.

    4. Bellerinmondo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

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

  25. Boydinho
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

  26. MTPockets
    4 years, 7 months 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
      4 years, 7 months 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
        • 4 Years
        4 years, 7 months 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
        4 years, 7 months ago

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

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Oh could be essential then..

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Looks like my differential pick of Grétarsson might be staying 😉

  27. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

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

  28. MTPockets
    4 years, 7 months ago

    Is there a watchlist facility on ESL?

    1. MrKlin of Norway
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Ønskeliste

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Yes wishlist.Just below the player name

    3. MTPockets
      4 years, 7 months ago

      * found it.

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Took me a while to find it too

  29. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

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

  30. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 7 months ago

    Funes-mori to Davies or Gibson?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 7 months ago

      Utvik or maybe even Ryerson as he is OOP 😉