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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. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Forgot to buy rice. Have resorted to eating all my toilet paper.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will wipe my bum with the David Wardale book. Shame I never got to read it. 🙁

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I am reading it now and you can still buy rice.
        Declan rice

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Rice, Rice, Baby
          Rice, Rice, Baby
          All right stop
          Isolate infection
          Rice is back with a brand new confection
          Something grabs a hold of me tightly
          Flu like a harpoon daily and nightly
          Will it ever stop?
          Yo, I don't know
          Turn off the lights and I'll glow
          To the extreme, I fight sickness with Pepto-Bismols
          Keeping elders safe and sucking tons of f*cking strepsils

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😆

  2. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    How to find out if the flu I have is normal or because of CR? No temperature or respiratory problem though

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Get yourself tested.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Getting an actual test itself is a victory in itself sadly

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            This

      • Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ask on an FPL forum then wait for 5 days

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😀

          • Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Actually not much panic about CR in our region at the moment. The flu is mild too. My contact with other people is very limited too. Anyways doctors don't have the cure either. Will get my self tested if I feel needed

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Sounds like you are following my advice 🙂

          • Fantasy Gold
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😆

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Do you have the flue or just a cold? Very different animal. As for testing, not easy at all to get hold of.

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            He's not building a chimney mate

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Hahahaha

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ha ha - don't know where the additional "e" came from - my eyes are not very good these days - I didn't even see it!

              1. Optimus.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  * 😀

            3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Hahaha ffs

            4. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              lol

        3. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          This is FFS not NHS... 🙂

          Hope this helps...

          https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thank you dear. I answered their questions and find out the following:
            "It’s unlikely that you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)."

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Good to hear

            2. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Should that say: "It's unlikely that your symptoms are caused by coronavirus (COVID-19)"

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Until next week

        4. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Post on a fantasy football website they’ll know what to do

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            If you want 3 upvotes, you'll have to reply a bit earlier

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              😀

        5. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        It seems temperature and coughing are the two obvious symptoms

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        My lungs feel heavier, was at a Lebanese restaurant and the manager kept coughing. Think he gave me Covid 19 :O

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I heard that the symptoms appear after some days not after some minutes

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I was there a few days ago bro it a few minutes!

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Not a few*

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        So, do all of us that haven’t taken any hits this week receive the Manager of the Week prize...?

        -Copy of FIFA 20
        -Nike Merlin match ball
        -FPL rucksack
        -FPL mug

        ....Or will it still be won by some random Egyptian team. 🙂

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I'm sending them an email that's for sure

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Goodwill gesture in these hard times 😉

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          The deciding factor is ID number. Lowest IDs win.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            So there’s a chance there will be a few on here that may receive something.
            I know it’s a bit of a badge of honour for some...

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Epic Fail failed to mention that it's also the highest IDs that win. It's a U-curveball

            2. SweepaKeepa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Proud keyring winner here (id 22).

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I hope you wear it with pride... 🙂

                1. SweepaKeepa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Shall do. I earned that.

        3. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I think those who spent or wasted a transfer deserve a mug only.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I see what you did there... nice 🙂

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Didn't take any hits yet my GW rank is 6.5m because I made a transfer.

          Dafuq

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            No justice mate!!

        5. GanonTEK
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I'd be happy with just the mug to be honest.
          Don't think they are going to make 5 million mugs though.

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I’d take that.

      • thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm pleased to announce, after 7 consecutive red arrows and a drop in rank of about 300k, I've finally got myself a green arrow this GW.

        It turns out, all I needed was zero games to be played in the gameweek and not to take any hits.

        I think I prefer it this way 😉

        Next stop - number one spot

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Things are looking good for you mate, pleased for you

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Looks like you end the season on a green arrow then. Nice

        3. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I got 8 green arrows in a row. Next stop - number 2,872,956 spot

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’ve been told to start self loathing tomorrow. Any tips?

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Check your Gameweek History, that’s a good place to start....

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Check out YouTube trending

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Herd mentality, Germany is struggling with ICU beds with ventilators & we only have 25% of what they have?

        Going to be down to flipping a coin who survives here!!!

        Hold tight going to be rough ride 😉

      • Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The kids were watching Nickelodeon this morning and I saw an advert for Euro 2020 Panini stickers on it.. Someone is trying to get rid of stock

        1. SweepaKeepa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Could be rare collectibles in a few years. Stickers for the tournament that never was.

      • Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If you try to buy more than 5 of the same item in a supermarket, everybody should be allowed to point at that person while repeatedly shouting "SCUM!" - Could maybe add in those giant pointing fingers you'd get on the show Gladiator in the 90's.

        This is where boredom has taken me, thoughts?

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Feck sake,there goes my plans to get myself a six pack of BBQ Hula Hoops today. 🙁

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Just bought 6 cans of lager, does that count?

          1. Tinkermania
              2 months, 17 days ago

              You will still be more athletic than kane after drinking them.

          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            They're allowed to do that anyway.

          3. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'm going to finger through the Chinese 5 spice to extract my spice of choice so as not to be too selfish.

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              You've been witty and droll for most posts on this page, but you were trying to hard on this one.

              1. Deulofail
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Noted. I am witty and droll.

          4. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            You’ll be hard pushed to find any hand sanitizer.
            The company’s that supply that stuff must be making a fortune.....

            They’re rubbing their hands together. 😉

          5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I like it.
            On a similar note I went to get a few basics in Norwich today. Couldn't get paracetamol or bog roll (actually kinda need them people!) but I managed to get chia seed and flax bread. What is going on? 🙂

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I’d ease off the flax bread mate!

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                😆

                that is a recipe for disaster

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Never thought this day will come but in the light of recent loo rolls crisis I've decided to start subscribing The Sun.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Your ass must be thinking, I'm at least worth the Guardian, perhaps the Times if I've been naughty

          2. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Im going to buy a strip of carpet for me and the Mrs, scoring along it doesn't seem to bother the dog

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              scooting*

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                sure sign of tapeworm

        4. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Karen Brady has said nothing wong. If the PL and EFL matches can't be finished the season is void. She's not asking for the season to be stopped, just that if it has to be cancelled than you can't start making up new rules.
          and start awarding titles and promotions when all the matches have not been played, not to mention the amount of Litigation that will be involved..

          Suggesting she's doing it for self interest doesn't make sense as all the alternatives being pushed by other parties would also see West Ham safe.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            " When a milf is talking about football "

            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yuck. She's awful - you can do better man 🙂

          2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            It really isn’t football’s decision now....that moment has passed. I’m fully expecting it to be nullified and no, or little, consideration about when it resumes.

            To make it easier...and as we are absorbed in the game of English football as fans...consider this...

            How much thought do you think is going on in Italy right now about how they finish their league off...and who do you think will decide when any football resumes.

            Once we’ve considered that then we have an understanding of exactly where football, in this country, stands in respect of resuming the PL....Nowhere...This season is over.

          3. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            When one plays out the different scenarios with the path we are on now then the logical conclusion to come to is this season will be declared null and void.

            It is tough for lots of clubs, players and fans but we must pull together now and think of the greater good.

            At the very best I think the league could start afresh again in August 2020 but I would not be surprised if it did not resume again until August 2021.

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Agreed.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              😛

        5. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Anyway....I’m just gonna carry on....

          OMG...No Traore....not even in the squad. Jimi benched....

        6. Patrick.22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          At least Button made it into the dream team

          1. GanonTEK
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            He was my captain this week too.

          2. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Surely due a price rise this week .......... 🙂

        7. Laurenzo
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Hi all: Confirming that if we are carrying two free transfers into GW 31, we have to use one or lose it - correct? Assuming any of this will matter.

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Correct but as you say it ultimately may not tatter

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yep although I do not think it will matter anyway.

            I am just going to bank mine burn the transfer and unlock the back to back GW OR1 achievement just to make the best of a very bad situation before the season is called off altogether.

        8. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Here's a fun hobby to start while you're self-isolating. I'm brewing a barley wine today, and I have another Smart Keg almost ready to serve me some fresh, fresh IPA (Drop it like it's hop!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toeCY2bIrkY&t=1s

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I actually took tips on how to home make my own anti-bac soap.
            I'll get my coat

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I want my anti-bac, anti-bac, anti-bac.

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I like your ginger beard... 😆

          3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Is that you in the vid?

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              If I were that handsome, I wouldn't spend my days talking to nerds on here

              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I will be honest I did think that 🙂

          4. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            A few of my mates are into brewing ale but their setups don’t look as fancy as that bit of kit while at the same time producing a very good ale.

            I have been thinking of making a poitin still for a while now and with the pubs already starting to close their doors where I am from my hand might be forced.I will probably go for a few in the locals that still open tonight as I reckon this will be my last chance for some time unfortunately.

            Watch this video of the way we have been doing it for thousands of years.Pity I can not find the full doc But you will get an idea all the same.

            https://youtu.be/V_dHFWUOVzw

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Very nice. I would be interested to taste some poteen. Looks like you'll get a bit more than 5.5 litres per batch!

          5. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Good shout, haven't brewed an ale this year - if i gets any more 'work from home' days thats going to be my first job 😀

        9. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          If the seriousness of the virus will reach its peak in May and June then they really ought to try and cram the remainder of the league games in before then to get the league finished. So having this postponement in place until 4th April is not helping matters.

        10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I remember when I was a nerdy type as a student discussing which Sci fi film was the most accurate representation of our future.
          I picked Mad Max back then, with the lesser known 'Idiocracy' close behind. Not a bad call I think - but any takers given the mental state of things 🙂

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Battle Royale.

            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I'm screwed if so (desk job)

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Children Of Men

          3. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Back to the Future sums up my relationship with my mum pretty well

          4. Simmering Marv'
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Planet of the apes.

          5. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Threads

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Hardly sci fi but....

          6. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Waterworld would be cool.

        11. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Amongst all the people on here who know exactly how to complete the football season, and fix coronavirus, I have an fpl question.

          With no knowledge of order of fixtures, what would your ideal team be for the remainder of the season?

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Pope
            Trent Doherty SHU def.
            Salah Mane KdB Grealish
            Kane Jiminez Abraham

            1. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No Fernandes?

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I guess he could squeeze in there somewhere, I do like him

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            City: Ederson, KDB
            Pool: TAA, Salah
            Wolves: Saïss, Jimmy
            Utd: Bruno, Martial,
            Everton: DCL
            Leicester: Vardy

            Then pick another Def & a bench with whatever’s left over

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              seems hard to argue with that tbf

            2. Lukakuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Henderson / Pope
              Trent Doherty Stevens / Basham Taylor
              Salah Bruno Richarlison Barnes / Saka
              Vardy Jimi DCL

          3. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            As long as CL isn't cancelled, I'd avoid City almost entirely, and likely only 1 Liverpool as I'd expect rotation with nothing to play for after the title is assured. 4-3-3 has worked well for me lately, so I'd probably stick with it.

            Something like:

            Pope (Hendo)
            TAA Doherty Alonso Maguire (Saiss)
            Fernandes Martial Son (Barnes Foden)
            Vardy Jimenez DCL

        12. Jet5605
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          You've got to wonder what the backlash will be towards China after the cost of all this is felt and measured. All started from a wet bush meat market just like SARS by the sounds of it.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            There shouldn't be any, providing people don't perpetuate this sort of nonsense as a narrative for the virus.

            Swine flu was from US Pig farming, we had mad cow disease from the UK.

        13. Jet5605
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          How about the Premier League managers play out all remaining fixtures on FIFA on the PS4? That would be one way of finishing the season in a safe manner.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Unfair on Xbox managers

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Thats how they like it - why else would you buy an Xbox?

          2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            That would be great....no chance it could happen but wouldn’t half lighten the mood. Each club put forward one FIFA player....let the league resume.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Pogba and Lingard might actually make a positive contribution to Man Utd

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                😀

          3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Oh...and almost forgot....

            https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/mitchelton-scott-relase-full-list-of-zwift-races-with-pros-including-simon-yates-and-amanda-spratt-451381

            They have been joined by riders from other world tour teams as well now.

            Nice.

        14. RealVirg
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Slowly starting to work, teeth do feel cleaner and whiter after gargling 1 tablespoon of bleach per day

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              😀

          • Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Wow, that's a first...!!!
            First time I've ever seen a positive for the existence of twitter.

            It means Triggerlips can post his bile on there instead of here.
            Happy days.

          • 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            on topic - anyone got any good FPL team names that relate to Coronavirus?

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Self Isolate Ings

            2. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Todd Cantbewell

            3. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              😀

            4. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Divoc19

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                maybe 91Divoc 😀

            5. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Baines on Baines Forever*

              *Satire about people stocking tins. o:-)

            6. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ben Ch-ill-(not)well.

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Ben Unwell? 😆

                1. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Teemu Pukei

                  1. 7shadesofsmoke
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Yes!

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Benjamin (Not in the)Mendy

                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        *(Not on the)

                        1. 7shadesofsmoke
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          😆

          • Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            'Arsenal Management Still Positive'

            More of a headline

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Reply fail

          • Henning
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Wow. Her in Sweden People have starter to hoarding (bunkering) cans and Toiletpapper. What is the situation like in England?

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              the same.

            2. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I hear the only real advice is that people over 70 should not go on cruises. Although, I don't think they need to say 'over 70'.

              1. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Also anyone with even mild symptoms told to self isolate.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  No more putting fingers in strangers' mouths, either :/

                  1. 7shadesofsmoke
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    we call that fish-hooking around here.

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      We call it a pleasant greeting around here in my apartment

                      1. 7shadesofsmoke
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        😆

                    1. 7shadesofsmoke
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      that looks a bit risk given the convo.

          • 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I wonder if there will be something built into FM2021 to generate a pandemic based off of this season.

            I remember having Robbie Keane serve a global football ban for assaulting a referee in a preseason friendly against then-lower-league Bournemouth when i was about 7 or 8 seasons into dominating Europe with Wigan back in Champ Manager 3.

            Had signed Keane from Wolves as a teenager, and he'd gone on to become the worlds best player. I'll never forget being that flash up on the screen, must have been the smallest chance as i never ever saw it happen again, but it was there in the code. Amazing.

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I hope not as things are bad enough without being able to play games for a bit of escapism.

              Robbie of all people doing that is a surprise.I think he was hardly never booked during his career and the one red card he got was a mistake by the ref.A gentleman if there ever was one.I would not mind if it was Roy but Robbie.

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I thought so too, fortunately, i was able to press and hold the power button and pick up from a few matches earlier in preseason 😆

                also, as much as I agree about Robbie, he did flip at the end of his career in real life
                https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10883794/tottenham-robbie-keane-punch-edgar-davids-ohara/

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Maybe FM know more about players than players know themselves in that case. 😯

          • Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Just read on FB that rubbing an onion on ya junk can cure you from Covid-19.

            Anyone know if this is true? I have two onions in my freezer.

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Deep heat is best but if you can't get any an onion should do fine

              Make sure you shave your pubes first though, nobody wants their pubes smelling of onions.

            2. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Give it a try, if it doesn't work ,use aftershave

            3. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Sorry, but this is a common misconception. The only know cure fore Covid-19 is to pop those frozen onions up your bottom. Right up there.

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                not sure of the medical benefit on offer here but i can attest to the human body internal temperature being optimal for defrosting your frozen vegetables.

                Done a few parsnips and carrots, but still building up to the marrow.

                Top Tip: Count your peas *before* you put them in the 'defroster'

                1. Deulofail
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Hahahaha

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  😆

            4. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I suspect half an onion will be enough for you.

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                😛 true enough.....

              2. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                😆

            5. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Spring Onion in your case 😉

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                😉 .....chopped up

            6. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Rub in some Deep Heat cream before the onion treatment ftw.

            7. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Loving these covid-19 treatments. 😀
              Keep them coming ..... as it were.

          • rokonto
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            The amount of unnecessary spitting these footballers do is unbelievable.
            I go for a 5 mile run every week, and never have to spit.
            So i wonder, is it nerves or what?
            Rooney was always spitting the other day vs Man u.
            Strange.

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ball travels in a more zippy fashion on a well-lubricated pitch.

            2. rokonto
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/24/why-do-footballers-spit-7654539/

              "Some have said it’s a case of OCD behaviour common with many sportsmen, and others saying it’s a supposed display of masculinity designed to intimidate."

          • Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Bottomed

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              i try to get all of my bottoming done on a friday night

              1. Deulofail
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                "Friday 13" is my record

            2. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              With frozen onions?

              1. Deulofail
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Pickled, now.