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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, 18 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

            😆

  2. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Get yourself tested.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Getting an actual test itself is a victory in itself sadly

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          This

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ask on an FPL forum then wait for 5 days

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😀

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

          Sounds like you are following my advice 🙂

      3. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😆

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        He's not building a chimney mate

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Hahahaha

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

            1. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              * 😀

        3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Hahaha ffs

        4. Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          lol

    4. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      This is FFS not NHS... 🙂

      Hope this helps...

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

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

          Good to hear

        2. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

            Until next week

    5. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          😀

    6. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

  3. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    It seems temperature and coughing are the two obvious symptoms

  4. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Not a few*

  5. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Goodwill gesture in these hard times 😉

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      The deciding factor is ID number. Lowest IDs win.

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

          Proud keyring winner here (id 22).

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I hope you wear it with pride... 🙂

            1. SweepaKeepa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Shall do. I earned that.

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        I see what you did there... nice 🙂

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        No justice mate!!

    5. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        I’d take that.

  6. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Check out YouTube trending

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 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 😉

  9. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

  10. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Just bought 6 cans of lager, does that count?

      1. Tinkermania
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      They're allowed to do that anyway.

    4. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

          Noted. I am witty and droll.

    5. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 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. 😉

    6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        I’d ease off the flax bread mate!

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          😆

          that is a recipe for disaster

  11. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

        scooting*

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          sure sign of tapeworm

  12. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      " When a milf is talking about football "

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

        Agreed.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😛

  13. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

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

  14. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    At least Button made it into the dream team

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He was my captain this week too.

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  15. Laurenzo
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Correct but as you say it ultimately may not tatter

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 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.

  16. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I like your ginger beard... 😆

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Is that you in the vid?

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

          I will be honest I did think that 🙂

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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 😀

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 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.

  18. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Battle Royale.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I'm screwed if so (desk job)

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Children Of Men

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Planet of the apes.

    5. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Threads

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hardly sci fi but....

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Waterworld would be cool.

  19. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No Fernandes?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

        seems hard to argue with that tbf

      2. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 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, 18 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

  20. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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.

  21. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      Unfair on Xbox managers

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          😀

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 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.

  22. RealVirg
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      😀

  23. Gnu Scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 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.

  24. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Self Isolate Ings

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Todd Cantbewell

    3. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      😀

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Divoc19

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        maybe 91Divoc 😀

    5. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Baines on Baines Forever*

      *Satire about people stocking tins. o:-)

    6. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ben Ch-ill-(not)well.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ben Unwell? 😆

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Teemu Pukei

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Yes!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Benjamin (Not in the)Mendy

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                *(Not on the)

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  😆

  25. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    'Arsenal Management Still Positive'

    More of a headline

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Reply fail

  26. Henning
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

      the same.

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

        Also anyone with even mild symptoms told to self isolate.

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            we call that fish-hooking around here.

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              We call it a pleasant greeting around here in my apartment

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                😆

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              that looks a bit risk given the convo.

  27. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

  28. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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, 18 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, 18 days ago

          Hahahaha

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          😆

    4. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I suspect half an onion will be enough for you.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😛 true enough.....

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😆

    5. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Spring Onion in your case 😉

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😉 .....chopped up

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  29. rokonto
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 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, 18 days ago

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

    2. rokonto
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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."

  30. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bottomed

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        "Friday 13" is my record

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      With frozen onions?

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Pickled, now.