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Fantasy World Cup Friendlies Community Tournament

Before last season we had a Fantasy game for European Cup qualifications made by one of our members. I really enjoyed it so have decided to run a Fantasy game for pre-World Cup 2018 friendlies for anyone interested.

I think it will help us get to know some teams and players who will play in Russia and gives us some Fantasy distraction until the World Cup gets underway.

Every team playing at the tournament will be trying to find their best tactics and players for the tournament. For us Fantasy managers it’s an ideal time to look at players that we can pick for the World Cup but I think this game will also hopefully be fairly competitive.

To play the game game simply pick eleven players every Gameweek (there will be eight in total) and post your team as a comment. Every Gameweek you can pick an entirely new team, meaning that transfers aren’t necessary. I will count points after every Gameweek and post scores and rankings. That’s it!

Rules

The rules are very similar to Fantasy Premier Leagie (with some small differences to make it easier and faster for me to count points). There is no budget, no bonus points, no chips, and no captain. Simply pick your XI by posting: player name, position, and nationality under the article.

  1. Maximum of three players from each team
  2. One formation for every manager: one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards.
  3. Each day with a minimum of four relevant friendly games will be a Gameweek. A relevant game counts as a game with a World Cup team playing. Before every Gameweek I will post all the games that we can pick players from. I will also do this after ever Gameweek summary.
  4. To make sure you pick all starters you can wait for lineups, or post in advance of the the first game. You do not need to pick your whole squad before the first game of the Gameweek. You do not have to pick your whole team at once! But after a game starts, you cannot choose players from that game any longer. Simply reply to your first comment with the players from subsequent games you want to include. If you go over the 3-4-3 limit, only the first players selected for that position will count towards your score.
  5. All data (eg. scorers and assisters) will come from flashscore.com to make it clear and fair. If a player is listed as a defender on flashscore (click a player name to check details) he will count as a defender, so make sure you check your players positions on flashscore.com before posting.

Points per action

Goal – Goalkeeper/Defender- 6, Midfielder – 5, Forward – 4

Assist – All – 3

Clean Sheet – Goalkeeper/Defender – 4

Penalty stopped – Goalkeeper – 5 (doesn’t matter if the goalkeeper saves or penalty taker missed)

Penalty missed – All positions – 2

Red card – All positions – 3 (no negative points for yellow card)

Own goal – All positions – 2

*No points for playing 60 minutes, cameos etc. To get Clean Sheet points a player just needs to start the game (even if he is subbed after one minute, he is eligible).

Fixtures

This game starts on the 1st of June (Friday) – Gameweek 1

Below is the list of scheduled friendlies from 1st of June until World Cup 2018. Most days will be a separate Gameweek, although 4 June – 6 June will count as one Gameweek and 10 June – 12 June will count as one Gameweek.

Gameweek 1 – 1 June

Gameweek 2 – 2 June

Gameweek 3 – 3 June

Gameweek 4 – 4 June – 6 June

Gameweek 5 – 7 June

Gameweek 6 – 8 June

Gameweek 7 – 9 June

Gameweek 8 – 10 June – 12 June

 

Gameweek 1 – Friday June 1

12:00 Czech Republic v Australia

12:00 South Korea v Bosnia & Herzegovina

19:15 Tunisia v Turkey

20:00 France v Italy

20:15 Egypt v Colombia

 

Gameweek 2 – Saturday June 2

17:00 Austria v Germany

17:15 England v Nigeria

18:45 Sweden v Denmark

19:00 Greece v Iran

19:45 Belgium v Portugal

21:00 Iceland v Norway

 

Gameweek 3 – Sunday June 3

01:00 Mexico v Scotland

15:00 Brazil v Croatia

18:00 Costa Rica v Northern Ireland

19:00 Saudi Arabia v Peru

20:00 Spain v Switzerland

 

Gameweek 4 – Monday June 4

19:00 Serbia v Chile

21:00 Morocco v Slovakia

Tuesday June 5

17:00 Russia v Turkey

Wednesday June 6

14:00 Nigeria v Czech Republic

18:00 Norway v Panama

19:45 Belgium v Egypt

 

Gameweek 5 – Thursday June 7

20:00 England v Costa Rica

20:10 South Korea v Bolivia

20:15 Portugal v Algeria

21:00 Iceland v Ghana

 

Gameweek 6 – Friday June 8

00:00 Uruguay v Uzbekistan

15:00 Croatia v Senegal

16:00 Iran v Lithuania

18:00 Switzerland v Japan

18:30 Germany v Saudi Arabia

19:45 Poland v Chile

 

Gameweek 7 – Saturday June 9

16:30 Hungary v Australia

17:00 Estonia v Morocco

18:15 Sweden v Peru

19:30 Israel v Argentina

20:00 Denmark v Mexico

20:00 France v USA

20:00 Spain v Tunisia

 

Gameweek 8 – Sunday June 10

15:00 Austria v Brazil

Monday June 11

19:45 Belgium v Costa Rica

21:00 Senegal v South Korea

Tuesday June 12

14:05 Paraguay v Japan

17:00 Poland v Lithuania

Hope to see lots of you playing. Good luck.

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  1. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES - GW 7 SUMMARY

    GW 7 points:

    1. NIEMI............................28pts
    7. ANDRe94PT..................25pts
    8. MANIAQ_......................24pts
    3. LYONNAIS....................21pts
    5. STOICHKOV#8.............21pts
    2. RONY1993....................16pts
    4. SAM10..........................12pts
    6. DEVILISH_CHERRY.......0pts
    9. GEOFF............................0pts
    10. PIRLO'S PEN................0pts
    11. LEEPRIEST...................0pts
    12. SCOZEE002.................0pts
    13. DAVIDMUNDAY815......0pts

    OVERALL RANKING:

    1. NIEMI...........................175pts...(1up)
    2. RONY1993...................167pts...(1down)
    3. LYONNAIS...................163pts...(-)
    4. STOICHKOV#8............155pts...(-)
    5. ANDRe94PT.................154pts...(-)
    6. MANIAQ_.....................149pts...(-)
    7. SAM10..........................132pts...(-)
    8. DEVILISH_CHERRY.....115pts...(-)
    9. GEOFF............................72pts...(-)
    10. PIRLO'S PEN................61pts...(-)
    11. LEEPRIEST...................48pts...(-)
    12. SCOZEE002.................43pts...(-)
    13. DAVIDMUNDAY815....16 pts...(-)

    No big changes in our OR but our leader has changed! NIEMI is first with 8 points more than RONY1993. The last GW will decide who will win our Fantasy WC Tournament!
    Special congratulations for all Mitrovic owners who is our player of the GW with 12 points.

    Thanks for playing! Hope you all have fun!

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES GW 7 Dream Team

      GK: Schmeichel (4pts)
      DEF: Ivanovic (6pts), Dalsgaard (7pts), Christensen (4pts)
      MID: Eriksen (8pts), Belhanda (8pts), Ziyech (5pts), Ljajic (5pts)
      FRW: Poulsen (4pts), Mbappe (4pts), Mitrovic (12pts)

      Player of GW 7 - Mitrovic(Serbia) - 12 points

      1. Niɇmi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Such a shame that they didn't included the assist from the Serbia game..

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Shame that they've change that Morocco GK goal 😉

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      GW 7 points:

      1. NIEMI............................28pts
      2. ANDRe94PT..................25pts
      3. MANIAQ_......................24pts
      4. LYONNAIS....................21pts
      5. STOICHKOV#8.............21pts
      6. RONY1993....................16pts
      7. SAM10..........................12pts
      8. DEVILISH_CHERRY.......0pts
      9. GEOFF............................0pts
      10. PIRLO'S PEN................0pts
      11. LEEPRIEST...................0pts
      12. SCOZEE002.................0pts
      13. DAVIDMUNDAY815......0pts

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES TOURNAMET - FINAL GW 8 (10.06 - 12.06)

    5 games in 3 days (all times are CET)

    10.06
    16:00 Austria vs Brazil
    11.06
    15:00 South Korea vs Senegal
    20:45 Belgium vs Costa Rica
    12.06
    15:05 Japan vsParaguay
    18:00 Poland vs Lithuania

    Best way to post your team:

    - make a NEW COMMENT
    - REPLY to YOUR post when adding players from every next game
    - your full GW team in ONE PLACE

    - Also TRY TO WAIT for the lineups..

    Good luck!

    1. Niɇmi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      DEF: Marcelo (BRA)
      MID: Paulinho (BRA)
      FWD: Neymar (BRA)

      1. Niɇmi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Can't find the Senegal lineup

        GK: Diallo (SEN)

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I found news on Korean twitter that game will be held in private

          1. Niɇmi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            The rest of my lineup disappeared

            I wrote GK: Diallo (SEN) or the starting GK if not starting
            DEF: Koulibaly (SEN) or the defender with the lowest number if not starting

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 9 days ago

              Ok

          2. Niɇmi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            In private? Weird.

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 9 days ago

              Very. I don't get it.
              Game is in Austria but not sure if the stadium is open.
              Also game is being delayed.

              1. Niɇmi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 9 days ago

                Cheers. Any news on when it will be played?

                1. Stoichkov#8
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 9 days ago

                  First it was 15 CET than 15:30, than 15:35 🙂
                  Also we may get just final score with no names but CS is CS in case you will get one we dont need names.

                2. Stoichkov#8
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 9 days ago

                  Yep, we will only get final score.

      2. Niɇmi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        GK: N'Diaye (SEN)
        DEF: Marcelo (BRA), Koulibaly (SEN), Meunier (BEL)
        MID: Paulinho (BRA), Hazard (BEL)
        FWD: Neymar (BRA), Lukaku (BEL)

        1. Niɇmi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          GK: N'Diaye (SEN)
          DEF: Marcelo (BRA), Koulibaly (SEN), Meunier (BEL)
          MID: Paulinho (BRA), Hazard (BEL), Zielinski (POL), Grosicki (POL)
          FWD: Neymar (BRA), Lukaku (BEL), Lewandowski (POL)

          I know the two Polish midfielders aren't starting, but the other alternatives are two CMs/CDMs + a wing back. I'll rather punt on these two coming on!

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Ok

    2. André94PT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      MID: Coutinho (BRA)
      FWD: Jesus (BRA)
      FWD: Neymar (BRA)

      1. André94PT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        MID: Mane (SEN)

      2. André94PT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        DEF: Meunier (BEL)
        MID: Hazard (BEL)
        FWD: Lukaku (BEL)

      3. André94PT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        MID: Kagawa (JAP)

        1. Niɇmi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Nice pick, putting some pressure on 😉

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Nice one bro 😉

      4. André94PT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        GK: Fabianski (POL)
        DEF: Bereszynski (POL)
        DEF: Bednarek (POL)

        1. Niɇmi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          If my maths are correct, you will be one point behind me if Poland keep a CS and my Polish players blanks! This could be tight.

          1. André94PT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Ahh I'll be happy with the silver medal 😀

          2. André94PT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Maybe some weird Fabianski assist? We never know haha

            1. André94PT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Bereszynski got me na assist!

              1. André94PT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                an*

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      South Korea vs Senegal
      KO delayed

  3. maniaq_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    GK: Korea GK (kor)
    Def: Marcelo (bra)
    Def: Meunier (bel)
    Def: Alaba (aut)
    Mid: Coutinho (bra)
    Mid: E. Hazard (bel)
    Mid: Grosicki (pol)
    Mid: Zieliński (pol)
    Fwd: Lukaku (bel)
    Fwd: Lewandowski (pol)
    Fwd: Arnautovic (aut)

  4. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Def: Marcelo(Bra)
    Mid: Coutinho(Bra)
    Frw: Jesus(Bra)

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Gk: Senegal
      Mid: Mane (Sen)

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      def - Meunier(Bel)
      mid - Hazard(Bel)
      frw - Lukaku(Bel)

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Def: Bereszyński(Pol)
      Mid: Góralski(Pol)
      Frw: Lewy(Pol)

  5. Lyonnais
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    DEF: T.Silva (BRA)
    MID: Willian (BRA)
    FWD: Jesus (BRA)

    1. Lyonnais
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      DEF: Meunier (BEL)
      MID: Hazard (BEL)
      FWD: Lukaku (BEL)

  6. Sam10
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Danilo def brazil
      Coutinho mid brazil
      Neymar fwd Brazil

      1. Sam10
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Meunier def bra

          1. Sam10
              5 months, 9 days ago

              Meunier def Belgium
              Hazard mid Belgium
              Lukaku fwd Belgium

              1. Sam10
                  5 months, 8 days ago

                  Angel cardozo mid para
                  Para gk

              2. Sam10
                  5 months, 9 days ago

                  Ignore

                  1. Sam10
                      5 months, 9 days ago

                      I mean to say ignore meunier bra one

              3. Rony1993
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  GW 8 Team -
                  Def : Marcelo(Brazil)
                  Mid : Coutinho(Brazil)
                  Fwd : Neymar(Brazil)

                  1. Rony1993
                      5 months, 9 days ago

                      Mid : Mane(Senegal)

                    • Rony1993
                        5 months, 9 days ago

                        Def : Meunier(Belgium)
                        Mid : De Bruyne(Belgium)
                        Fwd : Mertens (Belgium)

                      • Rony1993
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          GK : Higashiguchi(Japan)

                        • Rony1993
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            Def : Bednarek(Poland)
                            Mid : Rybus(Poland)
                            Fwd : Lewandowski(Poland)

                        • Nosy Nutella
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 9 days ago

                          Does anyone know which iPhone has the best battery life out of the following on the most recent iOS?

                          A) iPhone 6s Plus

                          B) iPhone 7 Plus

                          C) iPhone 8 Plus

                          I’m seeing different things online

                        • Stoichkov#8
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 9 days ago

                          Senegal vs Korea game.

                          No lineups, game behind closed doors but we will get final score.
                          Usually flashscore post scorers name.
                          Hope we will get all data after the game but in case there will be no scorers, lineups etc all who picked players from that game can change it.

                          1. Stoichkov#8
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 9 days ago

                            But obv if someone (like Nemi) picked Senegal GK etc can't change it as GK is playing for sure 😉

                            1. Stoichkov#8
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 9 days ago

                              *remember, we can only use data from flashscore.com

                        • Stoichkov#8
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 9 days ago

                          Senegal vs Korea 2:0

                          OG Kim Y.J. and Konate M.(pen)

                          Not sure if Mane played...

                          1. André94PT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 9 days ago

                            Yes he did

                          2. André94PT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 9 days ago

                            K. Ndiaye
                            Wague Koulibaly Sane Sabaly
                            Kouyate A. Ndiaye
                            Mane Niang Sarr

                            1. Niɇmi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 9 days ago

                              Korea's starting lineup (4-4-2) vs. Senegal: (GK) Cho Hyun-woo - (RB) Lee Yong, (LB) Kim Min-woo, (CB) Kim Young-gwon, (CB) Jang Hyun-soo - (RM) Lee Seung-woo, (LM) Lee Jae-sung, (CM) Ki Sung-yueng, (CM) Koo Ja-cheol - (FW) Son Heung-min, (FW) Kim Shin-wook.

                          3. Niɇmi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 9 days ago

                            I read 2-1, but seems like the late Son goal was disallowed. Luckily for me!

                          4. Stoichkov#8
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 9 days ago

                            cheers both.
                            So double CS for Niemi!
                            I got Senegal GK too byt like ANDRÉ94PT and RONY1993 picked Mane who sadly blanked..

                            1. Niɇmi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 9 days ago

                              Needed that after picking Paulinho over Coutinho yesterday..

                              1. Stoichkov#8
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 9 days ago

                                You are close to win it.
                                Also you have some records (will make a small post about it after las game)

                        • Stoichkov#8
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          Paraguay vs Japan lineups out on flashscore.com

                        • Stoichkov#8
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES - FINAL GW 8 SUMMARY

                          GW 8 points:

                          1. ANDRe94PT..................53pts
                          2. STOICHKOV#8.............46pts
                          3. NIEMI............................38pts
                          4. RONY1993....................35pts
                          5. MANIAQ_.......................31pts
                          6. SAM10............................27pts
                          7. LYONNAIS......................25pts
                          8. DEVILISH_CHERRY.........0pts
                          9. GEOFF..............................0pts
                          10. PIRLO'S PEN..................0pts
                          11. LEEPRIEST.....................0pts
                          12. SCOZEE002...................0pts
                          13. DAVIDMUNDAY815........0pts

                          FINAL OVERALL RANKING:

                          1. NIEMI............................213pts...(-)
                          2. ANDRe94PT..................207pts...(3up)
                          3. RONY1993....................202pts...(1down)
                          4. STOICHKOV#8..............201pts...(-)
                          5. LYONNAIS.....................188pts...(2down)
                          6. MANIAQ_.......................180pts...(-)
                          7. SAM10............................159pts...(-)
                          8. DEVILISH_CHERRY.......115pts...(-)
                          9. GEOFF..............................72pts...(-)
                          10. PIRLO'S PEN..................61pts...(-)
                          11. LEEPRIEST.....................48pts...(-)
                          12. SCOZEE002....................43pts...(-)
                          13. DAVIDMUNDAY815........16 pts...(-)

                          This last GW was really big score one!
                          Special congratulations for ANDRE94PT who picked player of the GW Kagawa with 11pts and all Lukaku owners who also got 11pts.

                          Thanks for playing! Hope you all had fun!

                          1. Stoichkov#8
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES GW 8 Dream Team

                            GK: Allison (4pts)
                            DEF: Bereszyński (7pts), Marcelo (4pts), Koulibaly (4pts)
                            MID: Coutinho (5pts), Inui (10pts), Kagawa (11pts), Błaszczykowski (5pts)
                            FRW: Lewandowski (8pts), Martens (7pts), Lukaku (11pts)

                            Players of GW 8: Kagawa and Lukaku - both 11 points

                          2. André94PT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            Now I feel I can grab a top 100 in the WC Fantasy game 😀
                            Congrats to you as well Stoichkov for all your efforts 🙂

                            P.S. I want my "E" in a capital letter!

                            1. Stoichkov#8
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              *sry, my laptop has change it somehow 😉

                        • Stoichkov#8
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          CONGRATULATIONS NIEMI - FANTASY WORLD CUP FRIENDLIES WINNER !!!

                          ANDRe94PT made really nice run and came 2nd, RONY1993 did really good job too and finished 3rd.

                          Congratulations to all 13 managers!

                          BEST OF THE BEST

                          1. Most numbers of GW won: Niemi (3)
                          2. Biggest GW score: ANDRe94PT (53pts)
                          3. Best player score: Niwmi (Visca 15pts)
                          4. Longest run being 1st in OR: Niemi (3)
                          6. Most times being 1st OR: Niemi (4)
                          5. Most times player of GW owner: Niemi (5)

                          FANTASY WC FRIENDLIES Dream Team

                          GK: Allison (Grytebust)
                          DEF: Rodriguez, Guerreo, Odriozola (Gimenez, Maripan)
                          MID: Visca, Kagawa, Inui, Ziyech (Coutinho, Hazard, Eriksen)
                          FRW: Lukaku, Lewandowski, Mitrovic (King, Neymar, Guoerrero)

                          Best player - Rodriguez (Switzerland)

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                          Thank you all fom playing. Hope you had fun like me.
                          Maybe I will run this kind of fantasy again some time.

                          Cheers guys! 😉

                          1. Lyonnais
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            Thank you for organizing!

                            Sadly I didn't have enough time anymore over the last two days.

                            1. Stoichkov#8
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              Yeah, maybe you would be higher but nice playing anyway.
                              Cheers

                          2. Rony1993
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              Thank you for organizing the tournament so we'll. Had a lot of fun playing it. All the best to everyone for the World cup!!

                              1. Stoichkov#8
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 8 days ago

                                Thanks RONY1993. Glad you played.
                                Good luck to you too!

                            • Niɇmi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              Thanks for doing this Stoichkov#8, it's been fun!

                              1. Stoichkov#8
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 8 days ago

                                Likewise!
                                Thanks for playing and congrats for win and all your records!