Pre-Season

The Promoted – Cardiff City

After running the rule over EFL Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers, our in-depth coverage of the newly promoted teams continues with an appraisal of Cardiff City’s prospects for 2018/19.

Never outside the top four all season, the Bluebirds sealed the second promotion spot on the final day with a nervy 0-0 draw at home to Reading, as nearest challengers Fulham slipped to defeat at Birmingham City.

Neil Warnock’s eighth promotion as manager was Cardiff’s second to the Premier League, the Welsh side having spent a year in the top flight in 2013/14.

The Statistics

PWDLFAGDPCS
Total46279106939+309019
Home2316434016+245211
Away2311572923+6388

CS = Clean sheets

Cardiff’s success was chiefly predicated on their watertight backline. Along with Championship winners Wolves, The Bluebirds boasted the league’s meanest defence (39 goals conceded in 46 games), while a record of 16 goals against in 23 home matches was also the lowest in the division.

Their attack was just the sixth-most potent in the Championship, though, a total of 69 goals even trumped by 18th-placed Hull City. Utility man Callum Paterson was the only Cardiff player to hit double figures in the league.

Momentum played a huge part in Cardiff’s promotion push. A run of eight victories in February and March was the longest winning sequence made by any Championship team in 2017/18, while the Bluebirds also began the season with five wins on the bounce.

Cardiff’s average possession percentage (45.4%) was the fourth lowest in the league, while they were ranked bottom for mean number of short passes per game (207) and pass completion (59.4%). All of which suggests they are happy soaking up pressure and putting the onus of attack on their opposition, a strategy that will no doubt continue into the Premier League.

Their league-high average of 34.5 successful aerial duels and their impressive Clearances, Blocks and Interceptions statistics – more on this later – underscore such an approach.

A total of 21 goals from set-pieces was a joint-league high shared by Wolves, with a further four efforts coming from the penalty spot.

Cardiff’s record of 65 shots on goal from inside the six-yard-box was also the highest in the Championship.

The Manager

Neil Warnock’s 38-year managerial career has seen him coach 15 different clubs. The oldest manager in the English Football League this season, Warnock has previously guided two teams to Premier League promotion: Sheffield United in 2005/06 and Queens Park Rangers in 2010/11.

Cutting his teeth in non-league with Gainsborough Trinity and Burton Albion, Warnock’s first notable success came with Scarborough in 1987, who were promoted to the old Division Four from the Football Conference. Two consecutive promotions with Notts County – the second success bringing top-flight football to Meadow Lane – came next, though his time with the Magpies ended with his dismissal in 1993.

Success stories at Torquay United, Huddersfield Town and Plymouth Argyle followed, with spells at Oldham Athletic and Bury preceding a move to his hometown club Sheffield United.

Warnock’s eight-year spell with the Blades was his longest tenure at any club, a stint that culminated with United’s unfortunate relegation from the Premier League in 2006/07. Three seasons at Crystal Palace were followed by his second promotion to the top flight with QPR, who dismissed Warnock in January 2012 with the club embroiled in a relegation dogfight.

An ill-fated, four-month spell with Crystal Palace in the Premier League followed a year with Leeds, before Warnock returned to QPR in 2015 as caretaker manager. Working miracles at Rotherham United to prevent their relegation from the Championship in 2015/16, Warnock was appointed Cardiff manager in October 2016 and led them to a creditable 12th-place finish.

Statistically, his time in south Wales has been his most successful managerial role to date: Cardiff have won 50.6% of their matches under his stewardship.

As malleable with formations as Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was steadfast with his own favoured 3-4-3 system, Warnock’s tactical tweaks this season make a fascinating case study. Cardiff are anything but long ball, 4-4-2 merchants: City in fact were ranked a lowly 18th among Championship clubs for long balls per game (72).

Warnock’s preferred formation in the latter stages of the 2017/18 campaign has been 4-3-3, which, on occasion, mutates into a 4-2-3-1.

In the former set-up, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Junior Hoilett flank workhorse Kenneth Zohore in attack. Joe Ralls has been a mainstay in the midfield three, with Aron Gunnarsson, Loic Damour, Callum Paterson, Marko Grujic and Craig Bryson used variously in the centre of the park.

Sol Bamba and Sean Morrison are the backbone of Cardiff’s imposing rearguard, with Joe Bennett a regular at left-back and Lee Peltier generally preferred on the opposite flank. The versatile Bruno Ecuele Manga has featured at both centre-half and Peltier’s position throughout the season.

Thirty-two players made a league appearance for Cardiff throughout the season, highlighting Warnock’s fondness for rotation. Bamba, Hoilett and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge were the only three squad members to make more than 40 starts, while Ralls was the sole central midfielder to start more than 30 fixtures – partly explained by the physical demands made on City’s midfield toilers with their aggressive pressing game, though injuries have also played their part.

Versatility is key: Warnock expects the workmanlike Hoilett and Mendez-Laing to track back to become reservist wing-backs in a 5-4-1, with Bennett plugging gaps in the centre of defence when Bamba or Morrison step out to press.

Paterson, largely a defender by trade, has been reborn this season in a midfield role. In City’s 4-0 win over Sunderland in January, Paterson lined up in the centre of the park with Jazz Richards, another recognised full-back. Fantasy managers with an eye for an out-of-position asset could well be drawing from Warnock’s flexible squad next season.

The Promoted Squad

In sharp contrast to Wolves’ youthful Championship-winning squad, Cardiff had one of the division’s oldest at an average age of 28.2 years.

Fifteen players started more than ten matches for City this season, with only Junior Hoilett and Sol Bamba featuring in all 46 fixtures.

Neil Etheridge (45 starts)
Cardiff’s first-choice goalkeeper following his capture on a free transfer from Walsall last summer, Etheridge’s solidity between the sticks meant that Neil Warnock was happy to sanction Lee Camp’s loan move to Sunderland in January.

Etheridge registered 19 clean sheets in 45 appearances, conceding only 37 goals over the course of the season. The Philippines international only recorded 99 saves in 2017/18, however, underlining the defensive strength in front of him. Jack Butland’s Premier League-high total of 145 saves in 35 starts gives an indication of how relatively quiet Etheridge’s season has been. Like John Ruddy at Wolves, of course, Etheridge can expect a much busier campaign in the top flight.

Cardiff may add to their goalkeeping ranks over the summer, with Etheridge set to miss up to five weeks of action in January 2019 when the Philippines make their debut appearance in the Asian Cup.

Sol Bamba (43 starts, 3 substitute appearances, 4 goals, 1 assist)
The only Cardiff player to feature in the PFA Championship Team of the Year, Bamba is a rock at the heart of the City defence.

Arguably Warnock’s best signing as Cardiff manager, the 33-year-old arrived on a free transfer in October 2016 and signed a new, three-year deal in August 2017.

His bonus point potential looks strong for next season: 445 Clearances, Blocks and Interceptions, at a rate of 8.7 minutes per CBI, is the lowest figure in the Cardiff squad and a better average than any Wolves defender. With the Bluebirds’ defence certain to come under even more pressure in the Premier League, this mean could well lower enough to threaten Shane Duffy’s impressive 7.6 minutes per CBI in 2017/18.

Bamba also led the way for successful tackles (116), which looks promising for his potential in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Four goals from 38 attempts suggests he has some attacking potential from set pieces, though his central defensive partner Sean Morrison offers a more obvious offensive threat. Bamba did, however, register 12 attempts on goal from inside the six-yard box, a figure better than all other Championship defenders this season.

Sean Morrison (38 starts, 1 substitute appearance, 7 goals, 1 assist)
The supporters’ Player of the Year, Morrison offers Fantasy managers that most cherished of prospects from defence: goals.

Morrison had his best ever season in front of goal in 2017/18, scoring on seven occasions. The Cardiff captain’s 50 goal attempts at a rate of one every 66.6 minutes is someway short of Marcos Alonso (a shot every 44 minutes), but better than any Premier League centre-back this season. Scott Dann (75.5) and Virgil van Dijk (83.4) were the most threatening top-flight centre-halves, by way of comparison.

Only Matt Smith of Leeds scored more headed goals in the Championship than Morrison, who registered six.

Defensively, though, he fares poorly when compared to Bamba. Morrison has averaged 9.3 mins per CBI, while he has managed just over a third of the number of successful tackles (40) than his central defensive partner (116).

Bruno Ecuele Manga (35 starts, 3 substitute appearances, 2 assists)
A four-year servant at Cardiff, Ecuele Manga’s versatility came in useful this season as he featured at both centre-half and right-back. At 9.3 minutes per CBI he narrowly trails Morrison and Bamba, while he’s second only to the latter for successful tackles (92).

Without a league goal since April 2016, Ecuele Manga mustered only 16 attempts on goal this season, less than a third than Morrison managed.

Behind Morrison and Bamba in the central defensive pecking order, Ecuele Manga could still see plenty of game time if Warnock decides to revert to a five-man backline next season, as he has done sporadically throughout this campaign.

Joe Bennett (38 starts, 1 goal, 4 assists)
Coveted by Fulham in the summer of 2017, Bennett rejected a more lucrative contract from the Cottagers to stay in south Wales.
The dependable left-back isn’t likely to be sought after for his attacking potential, having recorded only six shots from inside the box in his 38 appearances.

Four assists from 25 key passes represents modest goal involvement, but with greater underlying attacking threat and CBI numbers to be found elsewhere in the City backline, Bennett’s appeal from a Fantasy perspective is limited.

Lee Peltier (27 starts, 3 substitute appearances, 1 assist)
For Bennett, read Peltier. The 31-year-old right-back represents even less of an offensive threat than his opposite full-back. Peltier hasn’t scored since December 2013 and could only muster a meagre two attempts on goal in the whole of 2017/18.

A defender’s defender, Peltier is the antithesis of the gallivanting modern-day wing-back and made only 13 key passes this season. He also accumulated more yellow cards (11) than any other Cardiff player.

Joe Ralls (37 starts, 7 goals, 4 assists)
Once described as “Ralls Royce” by Warnock, Cardiff’s playmaker was the cornerstone of their midfield this season.

Ralls’ seven goals all came from his left boot, while he created more chances (70) for his colleagues than any other Cardiff player bar Hoilett.

Cardiff’s main man for set pieces, Ralls took more corners (94) and free-kicks (65) than any team-mate. He delivered more long key passes (29) than all but four Championship players.

Four of Ralls’ seven goals were spot kicks and Fantasy managers should take note that he is Cardiff’s first-choice penalty taker.

The only central midfielder to start more than 30 games for the Bluebirds this season, Ralls is arguably the only nailed-on pick in the centre of the park.

Craig Bryson (19 starts, 3 substitute appearances, 2 goals, 2 assists)
Signed on a season-long loan from Derby County in August 2017, Bryson’s contribution to City’s promotion left many Cardiff – and Derby – fans wondering why Gary Rowett was willing to dispense with his services.

Bryson’s popularity with manager Warnock was evident in the closing stages of the season, with the box-to-box midfielder trusted in crucial games against Wolves and Reading towards the end of the campaign.

Whether that trust leads to a permanent deal is questionable, given that Bryson will turn 32 in November. Either way, Fantasy managers are unlikely to be too interested: Bryson created a key chance only once every 123.2 minutes and had an attempt on goal once every 59.3 minutes.

Marko Grujic (12 starts, 1 substitute appearance, 1 goal)
Much like Bryson, uncertainty surrounds where Grujic will be plying his trade next season. A January transfer window loan capture from Liverpool, the combative midfielder made a telling contribution to the Cardiff promotion push, albeit not one that will particularly interest Fantasy managers.

Grujic racked up five yellow cards in 13 league appearances for the Bluebirds, making a key pass on average only once every 140.6 minutes. The Serbian international’s solitary goal came from one of 18 attempts, made at a rate of one every 54.7 minutes.

Aron Gunnarsson (17 starts, 3 substitute appearances, 1 goal, 1 assist)
Cardiff’s long-serving midfielder may have already played his last game for the Bluebirds. The Iceland international is out of contract this summer, having turned down a new deal in November of last year.

Warnock had previously claimed that Gunnarsson might be persuaded to stay should City win promotion to the Premier League, but doubts linger over his future. A strong showing with Iceland in Russia this summer may attract other suitors.

Gunnarsson’s season was blighted by injury, and it was cruelly apt that he should miss the promotion-clinching match against Reading having picked up a knee injury in Cardiff’s penultimate fixture of the season at Hull City.

Even if Gunnarsson was to put pen to paper, his minimal goal and assist potential would render him an unattractive proposition to Fantasy managers.

Loic Damour (18 starts, 9 substitute appearances, 1 assist)
Yet another midfielder whose Fantasy appeal is minimal, Damour’s steel and work rate in the Cardiff engine room failed to translate into attacking returns.

As part of a midfield three or playing further forward in front of the double-pivot, Damour recorded a total of 26 goal attempts without finding the back of the net.

A solitary assist was his only goal contribution.

Callum Paterson (23 starts, 9 substitute appearances, 10 goals, 4 assists)
Utility man Paterson’s curious career metamorphosis continued this season.

Ostensibly a right-back with experience as a forward for Heart of Midlothian, he was shifted into midfield by Warnock midway through the season and demonstrated his striking instincts to finish as Cardiff’s top goalscorer.

Paterson’s ten strikes came from 51 attempts, his goal conversion rate of 19.6% bettering Leroy Sane’s (17.5%) and Eden Hazard’s (16.9%) this season. All ten of his goals came from inside the opposition penalty area, highlighting an ability to get forward and support the City attack.

Paterson’s 6.2 aerial duels won per game was a figure only beaten by Morrison (7.2) in the Cardiff squad, with three of Paterson’s goals coming via headers.

Junior Hoilett (44 starts, 2 substitute appearances, 9 goals, 11 assists)
Playing wide left in either a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, Hoilett is key to Cardiff’s attack. Appearing in all 46 league games, Hoilett supplied more assists (11) than any team-mate and his total of 86 key passes was the seventh-highest in the Championship.

Hoilett’s pass success rate of 69.9% was the best by any Cardiff player to have started more than five games, though his prospects on the Bonus Points System are damaged by the amount of times he is caught on the ball: only four Championship players were dispossessed more times than Hoilett (98) this season.

A total of 92 shots was joint-top in the Cardiff squad, though the former Blackburn winger only registered a goal attempt every 41.4 minutes.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (33 starts, 5 substitute appearances, 6 goals, 5 assists)
Playing on the opposite flank to Hoilett, Mendez-Laing’s underlying statistics suggest he is a less appealing Fantasy option than his fellow winger.

While the goal and assist counts are an obvious comparison tool, Mendez-Laing also registers fewer shots per game than Hoilett (51.1 minutes versus 41.4 minutes) and makes fewer key passes (one every 77.3 minutes compared to Hoilett’s one every 44.8 minutes).

Four of Mendez-Laing’s goals were scored in August 2017, with the wide forward then suffering a seven-month goal drought before adding to his tally in March of this year.

Kenneth Zohore (30 starts, 6 substitute appearances, 9 goals, 5 assists)
The spearhead of the Cardiff attack, Zohore is a physical presence whose function is as much to ruffle the opposition defence and provide an out ball than it is to score goals.

Nevertheless, Zohore averaged more shots per game (one every 29.1 minutes) than any Cardiff player this season. That rate of goal attempts bettered the likes of Roberto Firmino (33) and Gabriel Jesus (29.8) this season, albeit in a lesser league.

Despite his towering physique, none of Zohore’s nine league goals came via headers and the Danish striker lost 189 of his 306 aerial battles.

The number of strikers already being linked with a move to City (see below) suggests that a new centre-forward is a priority for Warnock over the summer, so Zohore will surely expect to play a more peripheral role next season.

The Potential Targets

While Cardiff may not feature as prominently in the back pages as free-spending Wolves this summer, Warnock plans to add six new faces to his squad ahead of City’s return to the top flight.

Salomon Rondon has been strongly linked with a move to south Wales, and the West Bromwich Albion striker’s bustling style seems ideally suited to Warnock’s approach. Seven goals in 36 league appearances and a goal conversion rate of 8.9% (one of the worst among Premier League strikers this season) does temper his appeal, however.

Niclas Fullkrug’s 14 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances for Hannover has apparently attracted Warnock’s attention, while City are also said to be strong favourites to sign Andre Gray from Watford.

Sam Johnstone and Lukasz Fabianski are purported goalkeeping targets, with Warnock keen to provide competition for Neil Etheridge. Johnstone’s total of 20 clean sheets – plus a further two in the play-off semi-finals – was second only to John Ruddy in the Championship this season, while Fabianski racked up more BPS points (772) than any other FPL goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, James McArthur has distanced himself from a move away from Selhurst Park after supposed interest from City.

The centre of midfield is an obvious area where Warnock will be looking to bolster, with Josh Windass a reported target. The Rangers star scored 13 goals in the Scottish Premiership this season.

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  1. Marknlard
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Hello Premier League.

  2. tricky80
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    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Nothing to see here...

  3. FFFrøg⭐️
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    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Look very similar to last year's Huddersfield, without the young, innovative manager. That's a Championship level squad with a Championship level manager and unless they make some very clever signings they're going straight back from whence they came.

    1. FFFrøg⭐️
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      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Fun fact - Warnock has either been relegated or sacked every season he's managed in the Premier League

      1. Nickemon
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        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Ouch!

    2. BRAGAZETI
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      5 months, 23 days ago

      Nothing is impossible If Huddersfield managed to stay put

  4. Individual
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    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Great article. Sean Morrison in our sights for PtP. 1.3 shots per game is encouraging, though a 55% pass completion rate shows a no-nonsense defender. Will compare him more closely, by the ex-Reading man feels Dunk-like at a probable 4.5.

    Cardiff have a feel of a Boro to me - defensively solid but goals fairly thin on the ground. Could see mileage in Etheridge (new Ryan?) or maybe someone like Morrison. Hoilett with 11 the top scorer, though Zohore may be in some gambles for GW1!

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Just out of interest what was your rank this season?

    2. Skonto Rigga
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      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Thank you! Yeah, there's no-one in midfield/attack (with the exception perhaps of Ralls, on pens and corners, as a Milivojevic-lite fifth midfielder) that would particularly interest me at the moment. Bamba and Morrison I'll be mulling over, particularly if the opening few fixtures are kind.

    3. tambourineman
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Due to Warnock's style all the Cardiff players/defenders have poor pass rates, this should mean that if they can keep clean sheets (probably a big if) then Etheridge, or whoever they sign, should have a big advantage in terms of BPS. Recalling last season Burnley had the worst pass % in the PL and this helped aid Heaton to get max bonus in 5 of Burnley's 10 clean sheets, on one occasion with just two saves, as defenders weren't getting the any BPS for pass completion.

  5. FPL_ANT
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Sol Bamba sounds like a Star Wars character.

    • G-Whizz
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      5 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks for this, I am now adding Ralls, Bamba, Paterson and Morrison to my Watchlist. May need to draw on some of these if the forecast prices of Mo Salah are anywhere near accurate.
      Nice read and great research, cheers Skonto!

      1. Geoff
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        5 months, 23 days ago

        I always look forward to these articles. Watchlist updated

      2. Skonto Rigga
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        5 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks, G-Whizz! I think you've summed it up pretty nicely there, these are the only four with any great appeal. Seriously short in centre-midfield/up front.

    • Bury94
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      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Couple of potential 5th def/mid options in there. Don't hold out much hope for Cardiff really

    • Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      @ManUtdMEN
      Jose Mourinho 'open to selling Bailly' #mufc

      35m on Bailly and 35m on Lindelof, one is up for sale and the other is linked to Wolves on loan.

      1. Ask Yourself
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        • 2 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Why is he doing that?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Some reckon he's fallen out with Bailly because he was ill before a game but trained the next day, or something along those lines.

          Just baffling how you can throw circa 70m out of the window when signings don't go to plan. Just develop them, they're young enough. Why sign them if you're not going to be patient?

          1. Geoff
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            5 months, 23 days ago

            Lots of rumours flying around, and it doesn't surprise me that this is too. I really can't see Bailly moving on though I don't buy that this one happening

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              He's far from great but it wouldn't make sense to sell him. That being said, it didn't make sense when Mourinho said he isn't playing him because of those who are going to the world cup needing gametime. He didn't apply the same logic to Sanchez/Martial and surely he had a sniff that Smalling wasn't going to the world cup.

      2. Ógie
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        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Well some players will have to make way for the likes of Toby A,Bonucci and Sandro.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I'll come back to this if none of them sign 😉

    • G-Whizz
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      5 months, 23 days ago

      This made me chuckle...

      "SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY: A friend of mine has two tickets to the Champions League final, which include flights and hotel. He didn't realise when he bought them that it was his wedding day. If anyone is interested, the church is in Bootle, her name is Susan, she'll be in white."
      https://twitter.com/JxcobLFC/status/999291127680421889

      This reply too: https://twitter.com/osprey23/status/999300243253444610 😆

      1. Fantasy Gold
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        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        😆

      2. 32chickens
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        • 8 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        hilarious
        football on his mind....

    • Welcome Legomané and Rainy
      Geoff
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      Continuing to take advantage of the quiet off season to give the mod team a refresh before next season, I’m happy to announce two more signings to the FFS mod team with Legomané and Rainy joining.

      Legomané will be around through the summer in preparation for the busy start to the season and will help out on matchdays. In addition to being a knowledgeable poster he also has previous forum moderation experience.

      Rainy comes highly recommended and provides necessary backup in the DZ, giving the team some much needed North American influence. He will also act as another set of eyes to give price change and new player addition updates.

      Welcome Legomané and Rainy!

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Make FPL Virgin a moderator please.

        1. Deulofail
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          😆

        2. charlie1X
          • 5 Years
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          This is a very good idea.

        3. COK3Y5MURF
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          Who moderates his posts then?

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
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            Jafooli/Chucky/Optimus/et al

            1. COK3Y5MURF
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              RIP FFS

        4. the snazzy viking
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          what could possibly go wrong

        5. Fantasy Gold
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          Bloody hell.

          There’d be no posts left if you did that 😉

        6. FPL Virgin
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          +1

      2. G-Whizz
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        Fantastic!
        Welcome aboard Legomané and Rainy!!!

      3. Spencer - American Dycho
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        Welcome Legomané and Rainy!

      4. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        Welcome guys!

      5. Rupert The Horse
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        Why has Epic Fail not welcomed him?

      6. RedArrows
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        Welcome plastic head and "weather every time I go to Manchester". Look forward to having y'all remove the filth I post hourly on these boards.

      7. BigRedDog
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        Love them two.. Congrats!

        1. rainy
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          Cheers Clifford 🙂

      8. Gregor
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        Welcome aboard, chaps!

      9. Nascimento
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        Feel like I'm going to be the only user left that isn't a mod by the time the season starts at this rate.

        1. Geoff
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          It's best to get everyone in now I think so they're on the same page and know what's expected for the start of the season. Particularly as quite a few had stepped back significantly or left and hadn't been replaced.

          Theoretically, users in the summer are posting better content so the new mods can grow into it for the busy periods 🙂

          1. Nascimento
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            Sound logic. Cheers Geoff.

            1. Ginola14
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              welcome additions

      10. Gasaka
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Welcome Legomané and Rainy.

        • Syd.
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          Who are all these people?

          So many Mods I have never heard off

        • TorresMagic™
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          Congrats Legomané and Rainy 🙂

        • JAC THE CAT
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          Nice one!

          Welcome to the team guys 🙂

        • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
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          Welcome both!

        • Jairzinho
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          Congrats Rainer!

        • Legomané
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          Belated thanks all.

          Spent my first afternoon shift on the golf course... 😀
          actually spent all day on the golf course come to think about it 😯

        • rainy
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          Cheers Geoff, and thanks for the welcome everyone! I should have posted sooner but was a bit disorientated following my reprogram — er, mod initiation 🙂

        • GreenWindmill
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          Wow, Geoff's signings just keep on coming - this is a big transfer window for FFS it seems!

          Congratulations both 🙂

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            It's all down to his Agent who loves a signing on fee 😆

            1. GreenWindmill
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Aha! Joe's new role becomes clearer by the day!

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 1 Year
                5 months, 22 days ago

                LMAO! 😆

          2. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 5 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Trying to get all business done early in the window with no last minute panic buys 😀

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 1 Year
              5 months, 22 days ago

              😆

            2. GreenWindmill
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Sure, a strong world cup showing for them and you'd be paying double in a couple of months' time - smart 😉

            3. Niɇmi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Good job on getting the business done early in the summer. A full pre-season with the team hopefully means we'll get off to a good start in August

        • tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          FFS making more signings than a newly promoted side 🙂

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 5 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            The only way to stay on top is to keep signing the best 🙂

      11. XabiAlonso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I'l go for Paterson as a 5th mid if he is 4.5 mil that is about it. They will go straight back down

        1. charlie1X
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          He has a 100% record of top-flight failure. Leakage will be tremendous

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          You just never know. They were saying that about Hudderfield and Brighton last year...

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Even if they don't go straight back down, have a gut feeling that the best FPL option they will churn out will be roughly on par with Mounie or Zanka

      12. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        New manager Manuel Pellegrini will be handed West Ham's largest ever transfer budget. He already has his eye on a few players...
        https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/999302431120023552

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Yes I know a fiver doesn't go far these days but I'm keeping my hopes upbeat...

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Did they not want to pay up for Payet or did he just want out?

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            As I remember (rightly or wrongly) he just wanted out...

        3. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I think this originates from Gold's TalkSport interview this morning and it doesn't give an accurate picture of what was said. What he said was that this summer will probably be the most West Ham spent, but was quick to mention that player sales will have an impact on the amount Pelligrini spent. He also said he believes Pelligrini can get more out of what's there already.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I missed the interview itself BF, might give it a listen later from their website 🙂

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              He dodged questions very well! The West Ham fans that called in after weren't having it.

        4. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Decent manager i have always admired his gun ho attacking style and i would have been quite happy to see him taking over at Man United.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            He carries himself with such class. When Pep was announced while Pelligrini was still manager, Pelligrini remained so classy.

        5. JAC THE CAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Will Pellegrini go back for his old favourite Hart?

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Hopefully not, surely Hart's proved he's just not got it...

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to make Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 26, his first signing. (Mirror)

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 1 Year
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Phew!
                I've never been a fan of newspaper gossip as whenever I follow it hardly ever or rarely seems to work out. Hopefully this one will buck the trend for me...

      13. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Ew Cardiff

      14. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Skonto Rigga is a pretty cool name tbh

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I knew it wasn't just me.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            😆

      15. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Can't wait for all the casuals next year to buy Neves

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          It will be the Xhaka wagon all over again

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            He wasn't terrible value, it turned out!

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Wish I went for him instead of Iwobi 😆

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          And then he bangs in a couple long rangers at the start of the season.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            That would be soooo typical!

        3. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Yea he should flop as an fpl prospect pretty fast

      16. Arceus
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        One word. Avoid.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          You don't need to tell us that much information about your wife pal. We know already.

      17. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Have a real feeling Cardiff will have a similar season to Boro in 16/17 - still have cold shivers thinking of Friend and Negredo (c)

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I did get sucked in by those two too...

        2. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I always go for those strikers. Negredo, Austin, Gabbi.. they give me the most joy when they perform

      18. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        My sources tell me that mods have the down-vote feature.

        Who do you think is the most down-voted poster?

        I think I must be up there.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          It's true! But I've outlawed it's use. It's leftover from a time when all users were able to downvote

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Mods who reply instead of deleting banter posts..I like this 🙂

            1. rainy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 3 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Hi Berbs 🙂

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I used crank up a lot of down votes during my early days here.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          o/

        3. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Looking forward to see a -1 next to this post.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Yayyyy

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 5 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              😉

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 23 days ago

                Who ruined it!?

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 23 days ago

                  Ruined what?

                  1. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 23 days ago

                    The -1!

                    1. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 23 days ago

                      No mod would so clearly flaunt my ban on downvotes 😀

                      1. Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 23 days ago

                        Haha dammit. But it was for a clear case of excellent fun!

                        I've always wondered: can mods see who upvotes what?

                        Also, for your list of features, I wonder if it would be agreeable/simple to allow us to remove our upvotes. I think a lot of people upvote things after reading half a sentence and then regret it afterwards or after they see a convincing rebuttal. Or they might have a change of heart and feel they upvoted for poor reasons (e.g. 'bullying' instead of 'quality content'. Just a thought 🙂

                        1. Geoff
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                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 23 days ago

                          Secret fun can be fun too 😀

                          It's a feature, and some really in the know can see, but it's turned off for mods.

                          I agree on this. I'm looking at new ways to filter content hopefully for next season and some of that could include bigger changes to the voting system. Still early stages really. But one of the first things that should be fairly straightforward is to make sure people can remove their vote or change it if they want to

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            Cheers Geoff. Really wanna see these changes! 😀

                          2. ...al - Leave your comments…
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            It would be awesome if we could filter users by their HOF ranking.

                            Sometimes when asking for advice I'll check a users ID and history before taking them seriously

                            It can get tedious sometimes, but I am lazy 🙂

                          3. feed feo
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            So right. Our hot ranks could be put in our names to help. We all might look like toss penguins though!

                          4. Geoff
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                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            I understand the motivation but I think this actually causes more problems than it solves.

                            The correlation between low/high HOF rank and good/bad advice isn't necessarily there and there are many reasons for bad ranks. Also, not everyone will be in the HOF.

                            The general point of filtering good and bad content is obviously valid though

                          5. Geoff
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                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            I think when a profile re-design happens though this, or your last 5 seasons could be displayed there

                          6. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            I don't think even this is necessary. What matters more is people's history on this site, if anything. Whether or not they've had the time, energy and luck to have good FPL scores for 5 years is irrelevant imo. It's a little elistist of FFS to support it, even if some people want access to that kind of information about others. They can find it anyway if we share our team link

                          7. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            Says the guy with the poor FPL history

                          8. Geoff
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                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            Yeah, most of the support for the badges is for years active on the site, also with some form of indication for how active the user has been: not, somewhat, very, too much 😉

                          9. G-Whizz
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                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            Mine: 12,485 😆

                          10. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 23 days ago

                            Yeah, and besides, I think it's kind of counterproductive to display recent ranks, as this could even encourage boring FPL strategies: making decisions based on ownership and fear to ensure a consistently okay rank to avoid a potential stain on your FFS profile page for the next 5 years, instead of taking risks in attempt to acheive FPL glory. Just a potential side-affect. Sorry for posting too much.

                          11. Yozzer
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Nah I for one would stop posting if I'm forced to post my rank for my rivals to be able to search me and follow my moves. Things like that should be optional

        4. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          It sits there staring at me. So tempting.

          I imagine this is how King Jong Il feels with his nuclear button

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            At least your downvote button works

        5. JAC THE CAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          My downvote seems to have been removed.

      19. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        AHAHAHA.
        Just found out my guide is an Everton supporter.
        He’s going to bring a laptop and I get to actually watch the game.
        Great success.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Karma and all that

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          That's great news, glad you won't be missing out on the game 🙂

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Guide for what?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            That's what he calls the man sitting on him, holding the reigns

          2. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Guide dog.

            John Terry’s dog to be precise.

      20. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Does anyone know a good site that discusses fantasy for the world cup?

        I guess this one hasn't really started yet...

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          We'll have articles, particularly after the game is released

          1. Yozzer
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Which ones are you covering Geoff? ITeam and Fifa?

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 5 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              For now with FIFA’s game not launched yet and Fantasy iTeam we're just covering players and team analysis. Which is coming very soon

              There will be articles about players with prices when the game comes out

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          It's so close, you wouldn't believe. Stay tuned! We're talking hours, not days...

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Says who?

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 1 Year
              5 months, 22 days ago

              We've been working on the team previews over the last couple of days, first one will be published shortly.

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Cool, thanks mate.

              2. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 1 Year
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Nice! Always enjoy your articles, well written and researched, full of information and a joy to read...

      21. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I wonder if the mods can tell who upvoted what?

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          See above.

          It's a feature but it's turned off for mods

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I see.

            Any spoilers on the new filters been considered Geoff?

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 5 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Everything is being considered at this point. I'm hoping to get a plan together in the next two weeks and then move on it.

              Ideally for me the community actively helps decide which content is good and should be the most visible and voting is important if that's part of it. Weighted voting, bringing the downvote back in a way that avoids the obvious problems, maybe not displaying the number of downvotes but a slightly more general display are possibility. Having certain sets of comments that are hidden unless clicked to view could be a way forward.

              Suggestions are welcomed of course and I'll be taking guidance from the Hot Topic and requests for feedback we've had and will have

              1. BigRedDog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 23 days ago

                You could also do a rep system where your posts contribute to your community rating.. Just a thought

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 23 days ago

                  There was lots of support for some kind of badge that would appear beside your name, where the members badge is, that indicates some level of experience on the site.

                  I'm working on that for next season's launch

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          They'll tell you they can't see it but even if they could they would say that.

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            It’s a conspiracy innit bruv

      22. BigRedDog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Did Ederson end up giving a -1 for people who started him? Or did he get auto subbed out?

        1. BigRedDog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Nevermind found a team with him in it. Autosubbed out.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I think if a manager started him they got the -1

          Very strange i can not remember it happening before if you lost a mini league by one point and had Ederson between the sticks you would be livid.

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            If you started him and your sub GK played = autosub
            If you started him but your sub GK didn't play = no autosub as neither played
            If you started other GK who didn't play and benched Ederson = no autosub as neither played

      23. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Sean morrison is an awful footballer. Please take that into account guys.

        Don’t forget I watch a lot of championship football. He will be like when I told you all Gorkks was awful and would be dropped and everyone got him cos he scored a goal. He was dropped shortly after.

        Sean Morrison is a brute centre back, poor touch and the turning circle of a tank.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Not having any of the promoted teams players to start unless they are 4.0/4.5 fillers

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I’d make an exception if a wolves defender is cheap or if sessegnon is a defender should Fulham go hope.

      24. the snazzy viking
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        why couldn't Fulham get automatic promotion, and Aston Villa win the play offs 🙁

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Cause both are crap unfortunately. 🙁

          Crap mentality not in talent. Especially Villa. They should have been dominating that league.

        2. JAC THE CAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          It’s disappointing for sure.

          I would like both in the PL but will be cheering on Fulham.

      25. feed feo
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        What price will Declan Rice be in the new season? Any chance of 4.5m?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Don't see why he would be higher than that.

        2. Nascimento
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          The bloke that sang Cannonball?! 😯

          1. feed feo
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Stones (Johnny) taught us to fall!

        3. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          I wouldn’t get a West Ham defender with Pellegrini even for 4.5

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Not even Cresswell?

      26. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        How long before the new mods get bored with deleting every little thing with their new toy?

        I'm going for the duration of the World Cup.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          How do you know it’s one of the new Mods?

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            I'm ITK.

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Lots of trigger-happy over-PC Mods on the loose mate, I wouldn’t overthink it 😉

              1. Ginola14
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                ooooooohh the power......

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Not much getting past the new regime,there was over 4 hours of what must have been heated argument from the DZ this morning missing from Cheese post to the next thread.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/05/22/scout-report-ricardo-pereira/?hc_page=2#hc_comment_18220939

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sXQoGcMN1U

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 5 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            As initiation I made all new mods sit through an off-season DZ 😀

        3. the snazzy viking
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          never.

        4. Syd.
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          It would be more fun if they didn’t delete anything

          I would love a good free for all

        5. Jairzinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          I had a post with more than 15 upvotes last week that got deleted.

          That said, I’m not sure who I blame more; the power-trippy mods or the over sensitive snowflakes that post on here.

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            That wasn't a mod thing, you hit the banned words filter pretty hard unfortunately

      27. Gasaka
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Good stuff over there.

          1. JAC THE CAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            It sounds a good place to be.

        • Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          If Cardiff is 2.0+ to be relegated ill literally put all the money in my betting accounts on it. Free money.

        • the snazzy viking
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          I quite like mangoes.