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Plans for remainder of FPL season to be decided on Thursday

The future of the 2019/20 Premier League season is set to be reviewed at another emergency meeting next week.

The top division of England’s football pyramid, as well as all EFL leagues, has been suspended until April 4 in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom.

The Premier League postponed all matches from Gameweeks 30 and 31 on Friday and explained that there would be further decisions made about the rest of the campaign in due course.

Thursday, March 19, has been pencilled in for their next emergency meeting on the subject, so Fantasy Premier League managers may want to stay tuned for further updates then.

However, there are a number of other key dates for our diaries before then.

Tuesday will see UEFA host a video conference with all 55 national federations under its jurisdiction to decide the future of the Champions League, Europa League and, crucially Euro 2020.

The fate of this summer’s major international tournament is expected to hold the key to what options Europe’s top leagues will have when attempting to complete the 2019/20 season.

Fantasy managers should also pay close attention to any updates coming from UK prime minister Boris Johnson in the coming days.

It was reported on Saturday morning that the British government are contemplating a u-turn on their decision not to ban mass gatherings, such as sporting fixtures.

If such legislation does come into force in the coming days, it could well extend beyond the Premier League’s current return-date of April 4, although, at this stage, we do not know what the government’s exact plans will be.

Furthermore, England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty claimed that the peak of COVID-19 outbreak in the UK is likely to occur in May and June.

Meanwhile, another FPL name was added to the list of those that had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, this time Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone (£5.5m), currently on loan at Italian side Fiorentina.

That news came on a surreal day for Fantasy managers and football fans worldwide, as we were left with no matches to watch other than non-league fixtures.

Southampton made light of the situation on their official club Twitter, attempting to play a game of noughts and crosses with Gameweek 30 opponent Norwich City.

The Canaries’ media team were conspicuous by their absence but Manchester City dropped by to accept Southampton’s invitation of a competitive match.

Naturally, the two sides drew their inaugural noughts and crosses bout.

Elsewhere, Saturday was a day for the executive members of football clubs in the Premier League to have their say.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber was one of those, who expressed his concern over when the Premier League could resume.

“We’ve got several teams in self-isolation, which makes it difficult to think about that date. Those players have not just got to self-isolate for 14 days, they’ve got to get themselves close to match fitness again, which could take another seven to 14 days. So we’ve got a number of complexities here, which go way beyond thinking of the finances.” – Paul Barber

Meanwhile, West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady caused some controversy as she made early claims that the 2019/20 Premier League season would have to be declared null and void.

“There is no dodging the possibility that all levels in the EFL, as well as the Premier League, will have to be cancelled and this season declared null and void because if the players can’t play the games can’t go ahead.” – Karren Brady

Also, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has called on supporters to do everything they can to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“I appeal to our supporters to follow our lead, and to stay as safe as possible during what will no doubt be a very testing time. Please don’t underestimate the threat of this virus, to you or those around you, and employ best practice to limit the spread, including good hygiene and proper social distancing, which are both key.” – Jeff Shi

In better news, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who was the first Premier League figure to contract COVID-19, has revealed that he is doing much better.

“Thanks for your words and support. We’re all facing a huge and unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now. Protect each other by following the guidelines. We’ll come through this together.” – Mikel Arteta

For more details on how the recent suspension of the top-flight will affect Fantasy Premier League CLICK HERE.

For the official NHS advice on what to do if you think you or someone you know has COVID-19, CLICK HERE.

630 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    man i hope we play out the rest of the games at some point

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      This. I don't know when but Leagues season should be finished before next campus starts.

      And if the next season is just League only to shorten (no cups, no European competition, then so be it,.)

      All of Europe/Worldwide contracts would have to have some sort of waiver policy to take into effect many contracts end dates aren't where the season now ends.

      Players who agreed move before windows open will be post poned. Good will gestures will have to be made.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I think contracts typically end on July 31st.
        I think if the season can’t be finished before then, it could be voided.
        I expect they’ll cancel the CL and EL this season - too many games and travel obviously. Also we’re not that advanced into those competitions so no clear loser in that scenario (like Liverpool would be).

        I think they’ll try 2 games a week, for 5 weeks, to get the domestic leagues done.

        Mid June to end of July.

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Its obviously an easier option to cancel the European games, but if it safe to play the league, the fact there is travel involved shouldn't come into it, unless there is some scenario where it's safe in england, and not in europe.
          For el there are 6 rounds left, suppose a fair few, but as a supporter of united, I'd sooner see that continue, rather than the league!
          I know the league has to finish, but at the cost of the other cups, I dunno.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I just don’t think it’ll be feasible to squeeze in all the league and cup games in what will be a very short period of time. Sadly the cup competitions would make more sense to cancel at this stage.
            As I say, travel between Europe won’t be encouraged this spring/summer for sure.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm of the opinion to complete the season whenever the football can be played, be it July or later in the year and then alter plans for next season by tweaking/removing the domestic cups for a year.

      You can't play 30 games of a season then throw it as null and void. Loads are saying but let's be honest, most have that opinion because of how their team is performing / don't want Liverpool to win the title, Leeds to get promoted etc.

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Just add the points gained this season to a full season next season. Then teams fighting for promotion are not penalised and teams in the relegation places are not favoured. I appreciate that some may have played the top teams twice but you cant please everybody.
        I'm speaking as a Leeds United fan but I think it would be unfair to deny liverpool a deserved title. I appreciate that clubs will have different contracted players next season but again, cant please everybody.

  2. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I wonder if the league accept Leeds and West Brom into a 22 team league and use the relevant corresponding games (9 or so for each team) in 2020/2021 to count towards final positions in the 2019/2020 season. This would allow Liverpool to win the league without jeopardising health etc.

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      And what about Fulham and even Brentford? They could reach automatic promotion spots if the games were played on.

      1. Woy of the Wovers
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        There are always winners and losers in sport

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      And the other leagues?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        There are waaaay more than two leagues in english football.

        1. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Agreed. Coventry fan here. Sadly most of the media doesn't care football exists outside PL.

      2. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Allow up the teams in the automatic spots.

    3. AC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I agree with this but flowing through the football pyramid. Then for the next 2 years you increase the amount of teams relegated each year before we get back to the previous numbers.

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        If this virus persists, it may be necessary to reduce the amount of games played. I'd like the Premiership to have less rubbish in it to be honest.

        1. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Isn't the truth this season that none of the teams are bad, Norwich being the "best worst team" historically and one that would unlikely be bottom of any other league globally?

    4. pavlev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Think they just finish this season when they can before next season starts. If that means August next year, and next season start is delayed and/or cups are cancelled so be it. At least for those subsequent competitions some agreement can be made up front such as reduced games or whatever.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Think I am going to use my two FT's now and have another after the GW31 deadline.

      With no other reported cases of Coronavirus players as yet and the 14 day self isolate period, the remaining fixtures probably will go closed behind doors.

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Who you bringing in

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Doherty and Mane.

        2. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Are you sure there are no other cases?

          Or is it that it has not been reported to the media? There is no requirement for any football club to say whether their staff have coronavirus.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Really? So you think the FA will allow clubs to use coronavirus infected players in their teams on matchday?

              All clubs that have issues surrounding Covid-19 have made themselves known.

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Players could still become infected before a possible gameweek. Hopefully not but not having it today is no guarantee you can't become infected or even have to go into self isolation because you've flu-like symptoms.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    By the 4th of April all players would have shown symptoms or not.

                    You can bet every player is under lock and key now.

                    1. caldracula
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      So what about all the players that haven’t caught it, when they come out of self isolation it will be likely that they’ll start catching it then.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Only Arteta and CHO have been confirmed at this point.

                          The emergency meeting Thursday will reveal all.

              2. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I highly doubt that the season restarts on 4 April.

                I think restart is months away.

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Agreed. I cannot see the situation becoming "better" by then - we haven't even approached the peak of the outbreak. Late summer, if at all.

              3. pavlev
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                No way any footy being played until july at earliest. The peak of this outbreak will not be for some months.

                1. TwiggsJameson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  This.

                  1. SteveWOLF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    They aren’t even testing most cases now, just sick and vulnerable - likely lots of players with it

            • The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              2 FT’s now.
              Who would you bring in for Periera?

              My defence is :- TAA,VVD,Doherty,Periera,Lascelles.

              Go cheap or move to Alonso or Maguire?

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Alonso

                1. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Thanks, leaning that way.

              2. MOTHRA
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                That’s one pricey defensive line. Do you always play a back 4?

                1. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeh, only brought in Doherty last week with spare cash. Was planning VVD > C.Taylor to get Mane but Periera injury and game postponing has changed this.

            • FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Here are my thoughts, this season will be completed behind closed doors before end of May to avoid the peak of the outbreak in May and June.

                Football will kick off again at a later stage next season with the length of the season being reduced. Cups to be cancelled.

                We possibly could have no CL or Europa next season due to traveling being a volitile situation.

                Just my take on it.

                1. Taffer
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  I think we have a break until May. Euros moved to 2021, season finished in July and we start again in September with league cup cancelled.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      If the peak of the coronavirus is projected for May and June then I doubt any matches will take place in July.

                    • Woy of the Wovers
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Mid-May is not an unreasonable assumption for games to restart. Maybe slightly optimistic.

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Wait and see. COVID will get a lot worse before it gets better. Some mad fans will still try to congregate close to closed door games which has been put forward as reason to ban all games. Our health is more important than sport.

                  3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Impossible to resume the season on 4th April and complete it before May.

                  4. Woy of the Wovers
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    May/June peak assumes the virus does what the government tells it to do.

                    At least that’s the strategy

                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      😆 somthing tells me the virus does what it wants

                      1. Woy of the Wovers
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Have you been taking to them liberals

                        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Ha ! They getting in my head . Get them out...

                          Government are playing a risky game. Hope they know what they are doing. We don't

                  5. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    The clubs don't want to play closed door matches and they shouldn't have to.

                    I think even the PL know now that an April 4 restart is optimistic at best!

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Football may not resume anytime soon after May so guess decisions, decisions...

                    2. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Close to zero chance of early behind closed doors footy imo. The BL tried this after all. More chance of country lockdown around May.

                      If the season restarts it’ll be in lieu of preseason and Euros in July August. But let’s face it we don’t have a clue.

                  6. Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    If I don't use my FT this week, will I have 2 FT's in 31?

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Yep

                      • Tim Canterbury
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        GW31 won’t happen

                        1. Quite Big Dunc
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Well, theoretically it will - the same way gw30 is ‘happening’ now. There won’t be any games, but transfers can be made, which is the point of this post.

                          It might be a pointless exercise, but we’ll only find that out further down the line.

                    2. tisza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Cynic in me says too much money involved for a cancellation.
                      TV money would need to be repaid (domestic and international), no prize money (this comes mainly from TV income as well) . Figures this morning put that around a billion pounds.
                      TV companies will want games or else people will be cancelling subscriptions.

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        I’ve already cancelled my rolling monthly subscription.

                        I noticed F1 had been heavily pushing a deal to sign up early to the F1 full season. Something like £150 up front for the full season, just before the opening weekend was cancelled.

                      2. Syd.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        TV companies are to blame for the financial imbalance in the game. If a few of them do fail and clubs revenues drop they will just have to cut their cloth to fit. Players will have to settle for a measly £50,000 a week

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          So much££
                          I almost feel the salary they get in a year, we can't get that much in our lifetimes 😮

                          So much money !!
                          I mean Lingard is getting paid 100k+ per GW. Baffling

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            In two weeks time, £100k will buy you half a toilet roll and a bar of soap.

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              If i didn't had a family and a job I'd buy as much booz with whatever i can spend & go into a real self isolation 😀

                              Things are getting expensive here too in India. Some idiots selling things 3/4 times the MRP 🙁

                              These are the worst kind of human beings.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Absolutely, I’ve no doubt this stuff is on eBay right now for extortionate prices.

                                1. The 12th Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Saw some loo roll going for £80 on e bay yesterday

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Pathetic

                                2. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Definitely

                              2. Lucky Russian
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  This. Single Check. Live Alone Check. Self Employed with no current work Check. Just loaded up with 2 months worth of booze and a Netflix subscription Hell Yeah!

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Amazing 😀

                            2. Quite Big Dunc
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              I like the idea of players getting paid per ‘gameweek’. Maybe clubs should go full fpl and points mean pounds.

                              Mind you, not sure Lingard would go for the new system.

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Ha ha

                            3. g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Sterling £350k per wk !

                        2. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          “... too much money involved for a cancellation ...”. Agree with this.

                      3. fc_skrald
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        The rate my team tool doesn't reflect the transfer I made for gw30 - it still shows my gw29 team with Aurier in there. Anyone else noticed this?

                        1. Fantasy Gold
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Man. Just go do something other than FPL. It’s over.

                          1. fc_skrald
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            I know you are right. But I am too addicted to the game to use my logic sense- can't go through this without professional guidance.

                            1. caldracula
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              That’s sad

                          2. Lucky Russian
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              @ FANTASY GOLD - Says the man reading an FPL article, in a dead game-week, commenting on a genuine question, in an eco-system designed for such questions. taking the higher ground and ironically telling someone to do something else, while at the same time doing exactly the same as the person he is criticising - there's a word for that but it doesn't spring to mind.....

                              1. Fantasy Gold
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Oi Russian pipe down will you mate.

                                There’s a big difference between posting on FFS and analysing transfers using the RMT tool.

                                If you can’t see the difference then I can’t help you lol

                                1. Lucky Russian
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    @ FANTASY GOLD. Neck wound in. Thank you for pointing out the differences and finer workings of what constitutes a higher and lower level of involvement in FPL activity.

                                    Your esteemed help is much appreciated. I wont be able to see any more replies in this thread as I'm taking your advice and logging-off now. I've got a ton of East Enders episodes to re-watch.

                          3. Syd.
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Maybe I am in a minority of one on this but Sport is irrelevant in times like this and FPL is just a silly fantasy game.

                            If we don’t get any sport of any kind for the next 4 months it would not bother me in the slightest. People’s health is the priority and the government will need to step up to support those businesses who need it most.

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                It will be longer than 4 months.

                              • HamezMace
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                You realise who the government is right?

                              • tisza
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                my wife agrees with you:)
                                Presented me with a long list of DIY projects on Friday to take my mind of things!!!

                              • The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Your probably part of the majority.
                                People’s health is far more important than any sport or entertainment.

                                However we can still talk about outcomes,sport etc. We can’t just crawl under a rock and do or talk about nothing while this horrible situation goes on.

                              • Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Most will agree with you.
                                The thing is, when people post something about FPL/football here & get shot down is funny.

                                I mean, we all know we're in danger. No need to repeat that all the time. It's literally everything we see is related to covid.

                                Deep down, when it comes to the risk part everyone will know what is the right thing to do. (Hopefully 🙂 )

                              • Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                I was shocked they say the Olympics will go on though. Makes me wonder if UEFA will suprise us all

                                1. tisza
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  pure greed and national ego.

                                2. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  At this rate, they will see a massive failed Olympics even if they organise it. I agree it will be telivised but the whole economic investment a host does takes into consideration of incoming foreign crowd which gives ££ to the host nation.

                                  I don't see Many people going ahead with the plan now & visit a fairly populated country (international airports are the most dangerous places i guess)

                                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    I think they have to make the final decision before May because they have to start the preparations so they could still decide against it yet over the next month.

                                    It is definatly a money thing not sure if they can postpone the Olympics or whether they cancel it completey. Like you say though if they are not selling tickets it could be a total disaster for them money wise.

                                    1. Amey
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      We have a examples from past of whole nation economies getting knackered with a failed mega event !
                                      It is a dangerous problem to handle IMHO

                                3. Woy of the Wovers
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  They could perhaps do it if they add a 14 day quarantine period to everyone travelling either to or from the games.

                              • Berbinho's Forehead
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                In the grand scheme of things of course sport is far less important than health and the well being of society but sport is an escape for many of us and a form of relief from many of life's stresses, worries and pain. Those with families and kids may find it easier to stay distracted but those who aren't as fortunate will find the next few months harder than they already will be.

                                P.S If you pin any hope on the government to support anyone in any reasonable manner let alone small businesses, I think you're going to be left disappointed. We're about to see the true colours of Boris and the Tories, if we haven't (or chose to ignore) already.

                              • chrismoo75
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                There has to be a balance. We can't just say we can live without sport for X months. There will be 10's of thousands of people that will be made redundant as a direct result of no sport and thousands of business will fold due to lost revenues, which will bring a huge recession and almost everyone will suffer financially - so it will bother a lot of people in many ways.

                                There will be new cases for months to come so if there is a global shut down when there are only 150k officially diagnosed, what is going to happen when that figures reaches millions? Under current protocol of 2 week self-isolation when you have been in contact with someone we will never start so 🙁

                            2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              I'm with Brady. Do it....

                              1. Syd.
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Oh yeah baby xx

                              2. HamezMace
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Hopefully you mean Karren.

                                Don’t take advice from the other one!

                              3. Fantasy Gold
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                What did they say?

                                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Is there another brady you both refer to. I know of 2.

                                  Karren and Ian . Oh there was also a bunch of them

                                  1. HamezMace
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Yeah I was making an Ian Brady joke....well I was trying to.

                                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      🙂

                                      I thought so but wasn't sure. He's worm food

                              4. Fred54
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                I like how since the football's stopped and World has gone mad... you seem to post more on FFS than I've ever seen you here.

                                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  😆 I am just here to offer my support in this time of need for you all. I am like that

                                2. FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Ping

                              5. Woy of the Wovers
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Here’s another great idea:

                                Supermarket: Please don’t rush here and bulk buy all our stuff because that won’t leave enough for all our customers
                                Customer: I’d best get there early and buy everything I can

                                It could be a Monty Python sketch. Better still since it’s not funny, The Two Ronnies

                                1. The 12th Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!

                                2. Fred54
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Indeed.

                                  Thankfully my local shops still have bread, milk, egg, cheese, fruit and veg.

                                  The only tinned stuff I buy is beans and tinned fish.

                                  I did have to go out my way to get naan bread, chickpea tins and mixed bean salad tins.

                                  Haven't had pasta in over 2 weeks though.

                                  1. HamezMace
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    I couldn’t buy lasagne sheets yesterday!
                                    Who’s stock piling lasagne!?

                                    1. The 12th Man
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Lyn Guini or Pete Za.
                                      It’ll be one of those two who are at blame.

                                  2. Woy of the Wovers
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    There’s a thought. We can use this hiatus to share our own isolation recipes.

                                    I’m quite lucky that I tend to pick up on offers when available so am well stocked up on tinned tuna and tomatoes. Also have enough leek and potatoes to make around three days worth of soup.

                                    Pasta would be nice to go with the tuna and tomatoes but we can’t all live like royalty

                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      No recipes, eh?

                                      You’ll all be sorry in 3 weeks when you’re eating your spaghetti sandwiches

                                3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Yep. You see a shelf with nothing on it. First thing you do is take a picture and send it everyone on social media. Everyone goes into panic and starts driving round looking for bog roll.

                              6. OleGGMU
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Forgive my ignorance lads
                                but I am completely confuzzled as to why FPL scored this week as a regular week rather than freezing all leagues and scoring , i dont see a reason at all for them punishing managers that took a hit , used a chip or jsut plain made a transfer , ft or not.
                                It is probably not going to be reversed but is shameful nevertheless that they did not freeze the game until further notice.
                                Thankfully i didnt use any chips but did do a hit and lost in my head to head league purely based on that hit

                                how has everyone else faired?

                                1. Fred54
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Probably freeze it after GW32 deadline passes. Think they were buying time/seeing what the real Premier Leagues doing.

                                  I except the Premier League to say that football will be suspended indefinitely after their meeting next week, no return on 4th April.

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Exactly !
                                    They just took this time to wait n watch.

                                  2. Fred54
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    *GW31, not 32.

                                2. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Relax mate.
                                  Shameful is an overreaction IMO.

                                  They took a stance & i don't see much wrong in it. Even if the deadline postponed the guys with early hits would have been punished IF the games starts somehow in the future.

                                  The way i see it within short period of time they took a fair call. I really think they'll postpone the GW 32 deadline now till when we get some football action

                                  1. OleGGMU
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    With the uncertainty of will they or wont they play i can cut em some slack, i agree that a hit will impact you but i still dont get the logic of scoring the gw and updating leagues , rank etc. Keep the gw active so transfers are locked in , teams are locked in and let everyone await the fixtures to arrive rather than scoring it without any fixtures .
                                    Shameful is worthy given viable and non conflict causing resolutions that couldve been utilized , especially with it being announced in advance of the deadline that matches and the pl were suspended till 3 april.
                                    To score it means gw 30 was an active gw yet it was not
                                    Active gws have actual matches played, think of say world no1 losing to no2 due to a early hit for gw 30 and the league being canceled , now he/she has lost the fpl win due purely to a hit and the gw not being frozen unless they just void eveything entirely.

                                    Ah well what's done is done and cannot be undone seemingly so moving on , hope all you lads are safe and healthy, football manager is a good comfort wiv no footie on now, ease the pain away in a fake universe haha

                                3. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Couldn’t care less - the game is over for this season for me.

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    So you're in the null n void gang i see brother 😉

                                    1. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Nope hope the PL season completes - it’s the FPL season that seems irrelevant to me now. It’s make more sense to have a new shortened season imo.

                                      1. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        Ha
                                        Can be fun. I hope they keep OR of this season though 😀

                                4. Woy of the Wovers
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Most people realise there are more important things to worry about than a 4pt hit that they agreed to take when they made the transfer

                                  1. HamezMace
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    We call them casuals 😉

                                5. Forza
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Early hits have always been risky. Is it shameful that they don't reverse early hits for players who turn out to have their games postponed due to the weather? If they intervene in this situation, would that justify interventions in slightly less serious situations in the future? Taking a hands-off approach is the best way to ensure consistency.

                              7. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                any price rises ? 🙂

                                1. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Ignore it
                                  Just like many are ignoring the growing rate of ....

                              8. FOO FIGHTER
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  I have started watching all the classic films again.

                                  May have to revert to using a blower to remove all the dust inside the PS4 eventually 😀

                                  1. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Re-watching The Wire myself.
                                    My fav show of all times.

                                    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      The Wire is decent. Thought season 2 was the best though

                                      1. el polako
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        Aye, love my Polacks - few our true characteristics pictured in there.

                                    2. Bubz
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Good choice

                                • BobB
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Last year without champions? 1946. Champs the following year? Liverpool #silverlining

                                • SHOOTER MCGINN
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51895873

                                  Guess the league can't start up until Roy Hodgson is out of isolation. Wouldn't be fair on Crystal Palace.

                                  1. pingissimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Think Klopp will be in lockdown soon too so I wouldn’t worry

                                  2. 32chickens
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    unintended consequences

                                  3. Shaw Manc Redemption
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Live link to Lewington

                                • g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Everyone’s worried about football, in Italy right now doctors are making life death decisions on who they can treat with the resources they have!!! BBC.

                                  1. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Boris wants 70% of us to catch it...

                                    1. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Arteta would have worked through it

                                      1. Woy of the Wovers
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        Tbf, he’d make a better pm

                                  2. teneighty
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    And the rest of the European countries doing all they can to not end up where Italy are right now. This sh*t is real.

                                • kopite65
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Money ml leagues
                                  If season is cancelled, what are people doing ? This has been asked a few times,
                                  Void, rollover, etc, cheers on thoughts

                                  1. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Roll

                                    1. kopite65
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Seems to be the popular one , cheers

                                  2. jtreble
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    My cash league will pay out based on final standings.

                                  3. Corgzzzz
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Roll over.....to many people have used different amount of chips....

                                • jia you jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Wow, I've gone from 530k to over 1 million in OR after GW29!
                                  This week's GW Rank: 7,373,135 is hilarious too. Hopefully the season will be null and void!
                                  What a horror show of a season and a rubbish 2020 in real life too...things can only get better!

                                  1. jtreble
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    True story?

                                    1. jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Horror story more like 😉

                                      1. jtreble
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        How many hits did you take to go down that much?

                                        1. jia you jia you
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          -8 to get in Auba, Pepe & Mahrez last GW and then -12 to load up on Chelsea v Villa and dump Pereira, Pepe & Soton rubbish...fair to say it didnt work out very well mate lol

                                  2. Earthling
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Lol, Pukki C GW2. Nice.

                                    How are those hits working out for you? It's like a baseball game in your gameweek history.

                                    1. jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      I always take loads of hits every season, worked out twice with a top 5k and top 10k but will never be consistent and everything I've touched after GW2 this season has been a disaster! Tried the no hit approach for the fisrt 7-8 GWs this season but that also didn't work out great...always next season 😉

                                  3. The Mighty Hippo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    You're not too averse to taking hits, are you?

                                    1. jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      haha not shy with my hits mate 😉

                                • FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    When will the summer transfer window start 😀

                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      The only windows that start were made by Microsoft.

                                  • michaelington
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    The only reason karren brady is pushing for a void season is because her team are awful and in a relegation battle.

                                    Everyone’s got their own agendas. Wonder if she’d be saying this if West Ham were in the top 4? (Lol)

                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      All clubs will look after their own interests ultimately. But would she take a hit to the TV money too?

                                    2. GREEN IS GOOD
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Her comments are a tad opportunistic.

                                      Has she not heard of the Duckworth-Lewis system?

                                      1. TwiggsJameson
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        This. Funny, I was thinking the same thing yesterday. Get Duckworth Lewis in. 🙂

                                  • Shaw Manc Redemption
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Wonder when the Kane bandwagon will start?

                                    1. jtreble
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      It’s not just Kane. I’d love to see Abraham and Rashford back this season too ...

                                    2. Shaw Manc Redemption
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      Yep have been missed.

                                  • DAZZ
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    Someone made a brilliant point on 5Live this morning regarding completing the season through June/July. Many players contracts come to an end June 30th.

                                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      That's a worry for clubs, the biggest worry for PL is parachute payments and the money in the game etc. which will probably at the forefront of their decision. It's why I believe they will complete this season before starting the next one.

                                    2. Woy of the Wovers
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      The players contracts don’t determine when games are played.

                                    3. badgerboy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      They could surely sign small extensions to their contracts to completion of the season.

                                      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        That's if the players want to sign it seeing as it looks like they are being let go anyway.

                                    4. Klaren
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      It won’f be possible to play matches before end of June and teams will lose some of their players and obviously can’t play new signings in the remaining games so realistically I don’t see any chance of rest of the season being played.

                                      The possibilities are either to declare current standings final or declare the season void. Of course both are controversial but one of the two will have to be chosen.

                                  • FOO FIGHTER
                                      2 months, 16 days ago

                                      For next season, what things would you like to see changed in FPL to spice up the game?

                                      1. in sane in de bruyne
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        Remove captaincy and chips, keep 2xWC

                                        1. The Mighty Hippo
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I'd vote for this.

                                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                                            2 months, 16 days ago

                                            Would love to see live subs being intoduced.

                                            I would also only like to see 1 WC for the season. Only being able to be made active from the winter transfer window.

                                            Agree re captaincy being removed.

                                        3. badgerboy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          Captaincy and chips gone. One wildcard and being able to roll as many FTs as you like.

                                        4. GreennRed
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          One wildcard to be used at any time, no other chips.

                                        5. thegaffer82
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I'm definitely gunna go against the grain here...

                                          I'd like to see chips doubled like the WC is - with one set of chips to be used before January, and one set for after.

                                          Because, I actually quite like having chips. It makes the game a bit more interesting as it brings in more points. But, the BGW's and DGW's dominate usage of the chips.

                                          It would be really good to see how they got used pre-January if my idea was adopted

                                        6. pingissimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          Extra points for braces.

                                          Pen saves bonuses reduced

                                          One WC

                                          Choice of either BB or TC

                                      2. Berbinho's Forehead
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        The story of Ronaldo opening up his hotels as hospitals is fake. It's silly to think how many people believe things and retweet them irresponsibly without looking into it.

                                        1. Deulofail
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I opened up my apartment to the infected to build up our herd immunity and then we are going to live a nomadic life in the fields.

                                      3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        The decision whether to restart or not isn’t even within the football authorities jurisdiction anymore.....that moment has passed. It’s totally inconceivable that they would, or could, announce a resumption autonomously.

                                        I fully expect that football will cede authority to the government this week....because they’ve already taken it anyway in practise.

                                        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          ..,”We will take advice from the government...blah blah...cooperate...blah, blah....at an appropriate time...blah, blah blah,....future date...await further instruction...blah, blah...”

                                          That’ll be the thrust of it.

                                      4. GreennRed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hZkrN0d-6E

                                        Chris Wilder interview 30 mins in. Before that former-Leeds and Ireland legend Johnny Giles does his weekly football show. Fairly nostalgic at times but still a good judge of a footballer. Also infamously known as the man who KO'd KK in the '74 Charity Shield!

                                        https://youtu.be/2BWAL7ADsi0

                                      5. Bubz
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        Why does everyone seem to be working from home/self isolating tomorrow except me. My work don’t give a sh*t 😆 🙁

                                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                          • 9 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          Same here.

                                          Business as usual until the Government ups their response - pretty shite companies we both work for aye.

                                        2. Make America Greta Again
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I took annual leave for 10 days, if things really kick off, I may get to stay in the boonies.

                                        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I work for the Government and there's no need for us to come in to work but they can't let us work from home because that would be hypocritical considering they haven't advised it for the wider public let alone their own staff.

                                        4. Klaren
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          My company didn’t implement a working from home policy either and I’m not against the decision, this will go on for months and a lot of people don’t end up getting any work done from home.

                                      6. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 16 days ago

                                        When the new season starts do you think Liverpool will win their first Premier League title or will the others put up a better fight this time?

                                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                          • 9 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          I see what you did there and I would be mad if it wasn't you who posted this.

                                          Fek off back to the championship 😉

                                          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 16 days ago

                                            😀

                                        2. Deulofail
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          Can see Man City retaining it tbh. Liverpool still got some way to go

                                        3. Lindelol
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          City will win it easily.

                                      7. FOO FIGHTER
                                          2 months, 16 days ago

                                          Re live subs as a feature, will be difficult for some to make use of this feature due to different time zones.

                                          Perfect solution, start of each FPL season you are given a choice of autosub or live subs and that decision cannot be changed.

                                          Will change the dynamic of the game completely 🙂

                                          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 16 days ago

                                            Just bring back UFPL.

                                            1. Gnu Scott talent
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              This.