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From Antonio to Ritchie: Fantasy assets who are playing ‘out of position’

In our latest Members article, we take a look at four Premier League players who have recently been deployed in more advanced roles.

We have drawn from the Opta player data available to subscribers in our Members Area to see how these positional changes have affected their games.

What do we mean by ‘out of position’?

In Fantasy terms, ‘out of position’ (or ‘OOP’) doesn’t necessarily denote square pegs in round holes.

It doesn’t mean centre-halves deputising at full-back, players occupying a different flank from normal or a Jeff Hendrick-type (£5.4m) conversion from a central midfielder into a jobbing wide-man.

All those things are relevant when assessing a player’s worth in Fantasy Premier League, of course, as a change in roles can enhance or lessen a player’s appeal.

But by ‘out of position’, we in this context mean a Fantasy asset whose classification in FPL no longer fits.

As a rule of thumb, FPL players are grouped by the following criteria at the start of every season, with the decision heavily influenced by where they spent the bulk of their time in the previous campaign:

  • Defenders: Centre-halves, full-backs, wing-backs.
  • Midfielders: Central midfielders, ‘number tens’, wingers (either in a 4-4-2, 4-5-1 or 4-3-3).
  • Forwards: Those who spearhead a three-man frontline, are paired in a strike duo or plough a lone furrow in attack.

Occasionally there is a misstep, with John Lundstram‘s (£4.8m) classification as an FPL defender a particularly glaring error, but most players fit neatly into the categories above and are accurately bracketed.

What FPL can’t vouch for at the start of every season is changes of system during the upcoming campaign, which occasionally throws up an ‘out of position’ asset for us to consider.


The cases of Lundstram and Anthony Martial (£7.9m) are already well-documented, with those two assets playing as a midfielder and forward respectively for the entirety of 2019/20, so we instead switch our focus to four players whose ‘out of position’ statuses are more recent developments.

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164 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Roll on Thursday.

  2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Really rolling out articles like this? 😀

    1. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Needs must.

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Imagine planning FPL moves a few weeks into a global pandemic where almost every country is on lockdown 😆

    3. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 19 days ago

      We're lucky that they write anything at all. I appreciate their effort. If you think this bad, wait until "which colour football kit has won the most games?" Appears, with appropriate data and xgc analysis to back it up

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Players favourite biscuits article coming this time next week.

    Members only.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      They could call it The Digestive Digest

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Episode #1 - Lewis Dunk

        1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Followed by Matt Rich-Tea!

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Zvonimir Bourbon

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Jaffason Lerma

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Oreo Romeu

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Malted Milik

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

                    Kieron dyergestive

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

                      Leroy wafer

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pool team with regards VAR - Jammy Dodgers. 🙂

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      KDB - Ginger Nuts.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No prizes for guessing Leicester players favorite biscuits.

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ruel Fox(‘s biscuits)

    6. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kammy Dodgers

    7. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Steve Cookie

  4. GanonTEK
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I really like Antonio. Doesn't play enough though and as a result not getting many returns. I had him for a time a few years ago. Maybe if he was with a different team he might get more game time?

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He's injury prone which is the main reason he has suffered limited game time

      1. art2gee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        But is he cough-prone?

  5. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    We've obviously been scaling back on FPL content given the current limbo we find ourselves in and quite a lot of what we'll publish will be COVID-related in the coming days. There'll be the occasional article like this, though; I understand some will find it bordering on the futile but we'll keep things ticking over with the odd piece for those interested, much as other websites are doing. Goes without saying that there'll be nothing in the way of GW32 planning, chip strategies or anything like that while everything is still up in the air. Hopefully the UEFA and Premier League meetings on Tuesday/Thursday will provide us with a bit more clarity, but who knows.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fair play. Personally think this time, particularly with many now likely to be working from home, is ideal to consider bigger data trends such as:

      - Do 'shock' results happen more often in certain months (GW periods) or with certain teams?;
      - Does rotation happen nearer international breaks, Christmas period etc. and, if so, what types of player get rotated (e.g. full-backs more than centre-backs)?
      - We know about xG, xA, xGC etc. but is there an optimal period of time over which xG, xA, xGC are effective for future prediction e.g. is using the last 6 GWs of xG data, adjusted for fixture difficulty, more predictive than 2 GWs or 10 GWs?
      - Are there certain referees who give more penalties, red cards, yellow cards or perform differently when a match is televised (e.g. Anthony Taylor)?
      - Do certain teams perform better on TV or in early kick-offs / late kick-offs?
      - How do the top / top 5 most transferred in players actually perform for FPL managers after being transferred in? Is there truth in the 'wisdom of the crowd' with respect to transfers? (can do similar for most transferred out excluding those who are not injured)
      - Is there a new manager effect and is it more likely than not worth gambling on the new manager effect when considering FPL transfers

      I would be interested in whether FFS could do articles on these items and similar, larger data, ideas.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks very much for the suggestions. Goes without saying that we'll take on board any requests for article ideas over the coming weeks (especially as I don't have any of my own).

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'd also like to see an article trying to explain why captain blanks have been so common this year, even among the top managers. Where is the community's decision-making going wrong? Too much weight placed on fixtures? Wanting to stick with someone for too long despite signs of losing form (e.g. Vardy after Christmas)?

          1. Tinkermania
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Got the data to prove there are more captain blanks? I noticed the opposite.

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Scout Picks' captains have blanked 8 of the 12 GW from GW18-29 (Auba GW29, Salah GW 28/26/20, Vardy GW 23/21, Abraham GW 19, Son GW 18). Is that not a lot of blanks to you?

              It seems like most weeks the Scouts have picked the same captain as the majority/plurality of the top 10K. Maybe a few very top managers are still getting great captain returns. However, among the Great and the Good that are tracked here, the highest season average is only 13.2 captain points per week (https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/03/13/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-19-20-gameweek-29/). You actually could have had more than this by just perma-captaining Salah with Mane VC (186*2=372 Salah points plus 26*2=52 Mane points in the weeks that he missed; (372+52)/29=14.6 points).

      2. mox81
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This!

        Most people have more time than usual so are well up for digesting content. Yes the current season is questionably futile until further notice, but this should be an opportunity to develop and test broader strategic content with a userbase ready and willing to give any article a go!

      3. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        So you want to include xP for the referees? 😀

    2. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      How about an article on biggest flops of the season?

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        featuring me 🙁

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      UEFA and the PL have no say in any of this now...that moment has passed. I fully expect they will say nothing meaningful other than cede authority to where it already lies with a vague promise to update us with information when available.

  6. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone here self isolating?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I am now, for 2 weeks. My boy is off with a cough so that means I need to be too.

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Good luck. Try boardgamearena.com. Hours of fun.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers. Looks a decent site. Gonna have a good look.

          Though it did remind me of this 😀

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7on1ENH08LI

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ah fair, lest in this day and age and can online if you need delivery etc but sounds like you can pop to shops quickly anyway

      2. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Who's the boy?

        I know you don't have kids........

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mark. He left this place to spend more time with me.

      3. Vinyl78LP
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        How will this work, so if you get a similar cough in say 12 days time - will your boy then need another 14 days hometime,

        Then another member of the household gets a cough on the next day 12, meaning you and the boy need yet another 14 days - even though CV not officially confirmed at any point - this could run and run !!

    2. Salah Daze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'm a school teacher in England. I use a total of four buses each day to and from my workplace. I'm surrounded by hundreds of children at work each day, including ones with coughs, runny noses, sneezes etc. I now have a sore throat, aching limbs and tiredness, which is "normal" for a teacher at this time in the school term at this time of year. I'm torn between following the UK Government line of business as usual for schools and following my own instincts which are that each day I go to work poses an increasingly greater risk to my own health. It's a conundrum; day by day I suppose.....

      1. lespaul
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Buy a car?

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          He's a 'low skilled' teacher. They shouldn't be able to afford cars

      2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You are putting children at risk.

      3. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Are you for real?

  7. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Massive long shot but here goes..

    I have some error codes coming up for my citroen ds3 2012

    1AA2
    16B4
    151A
    1A9C

    Anybody familiar with diagnostic codes?

    1. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Google?

    2. -Klaus-
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You sunk my battleship

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bletchley Park has a good tour as a starting point

    4. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      quick google came up with this

      d0n7.8uy @ (i1r0n

  8. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Lol at the top 10k guy (girl, mutant) that used their free hit.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You have the link? 😆

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Him/her/it could take some hits (maybe partly as a preparing for BGW31) and wanted to cancel those hits.

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I thought that. Then I thought, FH is worth more than 4 points surely. They must have taken 12+ points before realising the week would be cancelled.

        Or then I thought, they must have played it very early to catch price changes.

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lol at top 10 OR who will never be remembered in a season that didn't exist.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        😆

  9. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Next competitive football will be August. Scrap this season. Reset.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      My neighbour who's a Pool fan is getting very concerned, saying think like that will be just our luck.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        things

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No Karen. Let the season finish, take as long as needed, then have a half season, play everyone once. Have odd numbers in each league, so relegate one fewer. Saves all legal issues. Although historically a West Ham fan, they don't deserve a get out clause.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I think even finishing the current season causes issues. You've got contract issues, injuries, non injuries. No matter what happens with finishing it, it won't be fair for someone. Imagine Kane tearing it up destroying teams when he shouldn't have been fit for any of these games.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Hard to say when we will see next competitive game of footie.
      We still dont know the full impact this pandemic will have on us (health, finance, etc.).

  10. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    There is a WhatsApp video doing the rounds, Judd Trump lifting a trophy to an empty arena, cracked me up. Send it to every Livarpool fan you know if you can find it.

  11. lespaul
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hmmm still 4 matches going ahead according to the ticker

  12. Checko
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Might be late asking this question, but if gameweeks are essentially going ahead, just with no games - does our FT allocation keep getting topped up?

    So if I have 2 FT's now, and use one - will it go back up to two after the next GW deadline?

    Fairly useful for those who have mediocre teams but no WC left. Assuming of course there will be a season to come back to.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yep, nothing has changed in how the system works. Just no games.

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Idriss Elba has it now

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It’s fashionable for the celebs to have it, they get the attention they crave.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah how do they get tested when nobody else can?!

      2. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Exactly this

        1. Steve ‘O’
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Celebrity with no symptoms - here’s a test

          Public with symptoms - stay at home and wait it out

  14. Gazwaz80
    2 months, 19 days ago

    More biscuit ( or food) names for footballers please, I know it’s puerile but really tickled me up 🙂

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Klyian Mfrappé

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Matt Rich Tea

    3. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Glen Murray Mints

    4. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Teemu Cookie

    5. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Engels Delight

      1. Gazwaz80
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Seamus Colemans ( mustard)

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Baines on toast.

    6. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Caesar Salah

    7. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Robertson's Jam
      Dunk in donuts

      I'll get my coat

    8. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Patrick burger

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

      Fabienbien barthez

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

      Oreo romeu

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

        Ah someone had done that one

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

      Craig shortbread

    12. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      And after eating all that you will need some Holgate toothpaste.

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Bread Friedel
        Declan Rice
        Eggerson
        Milky Gundogan
        John Buttery
        Iheanachos

  15. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    When you click into the fpl dream team for this week you get all the cheapest players in fpl lumped into one team,i can understand that.

    But when one click into gw highest points ??? you get some random team called Premier League XV who only made one move all season which using the wildcard chip on back on the 21st of August.

    I wonder why they chose that team?

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

      So no one gets a random claim to fame

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No 1 ID and made no transfers.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lol i just copped it.

      His has id.no.1 😆

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Makes me sick to the stomach this bloke has an ID of 1 but doesn’t actively play.

        1. BUZZBOMB
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Sick to the stomach? Seriously? 🙂

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          No way someone was that eager with the f5 button pre season in order to get i.d.1 turn out be the ultimate casual when the season got going.

          Definitely grounds for a stewards enquiry on how a causal could be allowed to hold such a coveted title in the fpl world.

        3. Nice Baps.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Clearly FPL set a team up just before they went live. No one was ever going to get No.1

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hard to believe only a week ago tonight since Barnes scored us owners 19 points- seems ages ago with all that has happened........

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      maybe last haul we will ever see

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Strange coincidence that the gw highest score happened to be 19 during the last game that was played this season.

      There was something prophetic about that in retrospect.

  17. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I think some famous people are lying that they are positive on COVID 19 just because they want that other people take this seriously.

    1. Gazwaz80
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Think Barnes 19 will be embedded more in my mind 😉

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ok

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Go round their house and give them a lie detector test?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        it s easy to fool a lie detector

    4. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Major Pyle reporting with his latest malfunction.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      In reality those famous people have been arrested as part of an ongoing major crackdown on the child molesting elite. The elites got rid of Epstein but it was a little too late.

  18. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hello friends,

    What is the best front 3 at the moment?
    I'm thinking Jiminez, Vardy, DCL

    1. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Covid-19 Sars Ebola

      1. Stejson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Dele Adebola?

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Deadly trio

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Care to summarise

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Basically in line with what was announced in the UK today:

        - Mitigation is not likely to be effective enough due to the pressure it will put on healthcare systems;
        - Suppression will likely be better than mitigation, but still lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths;
        - The best combination of suppression measures are social distancing of the entire population, home isolation of cases and household quarantine of their family members; and
        - The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention package will need to be maintained until a
        vaccine becomes available (possibly up to 18 months).

        1. Keeptrying
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks for sharing.

          As I said previously, the initial strategy was flawed. Good to see they recalculated the models etc.
          Still dithering and not enforcing anything, but at least a step into the right direction.

          1. lespaul
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks P.M.

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        My takeaway was that having the PL and FPL back for 2020/21 season is unlikely.

  19. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Members only?? Really??

  20. Shaw Manc Redemption
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Still, happy days for the pools panel

    1. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Probably do it remotely

  21. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    A members only article about OOP players from two weeks ago is 100% desolation. Imagine having to write this.

    What's happening with the site. Have they spoken to the users. Will they survive in the current form if the season is over, and continue next year?

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      sorry mate but who cares,seriously

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It's reasonable to wonder how the livelihoods of all those who have taken on this as a professional endeavour will be affected and this is the logical extension of asking a question about what is going to happen to this site, and whether those in charge have communicated with the users. Nobody gives a crap about fantasy football, including myself, as should be very apparent from the first paragraph. Please attempt to read between the lines before you condescend me in that way

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          This site being a "professional endeavour" for anyone is everything that is wrong with the place currently. Clickbait articles, links to gambling sites, promoting absolute scams like FanTeam etc etc. Id rather it go back to a community driven site.

  22. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Feel a bit bad for the writers at FFS. Keep doing the work and putting on a show even though we all know its completely pointless. Like the orchestra at the Titanic.

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Like playing snooker with a length of rope

  23. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I've read Imperial College's updated report, the basis of which was behind the government's dramatic shift this evening.

    12-18 months suppression is the only way of keeping the death toll below 250k. I think it's safe to say there won't be any football for a long time, possibly not until 2021.

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      madness stance from Boris not closing schools

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I suppose the theory is if you close schools then (lots of) people can’t work.

    2. Nice Baps.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, I read it a 2am last night coz i couldn't sleep. Seriously scary stuff. China isn't over it - they've just achieved first wave of suppression. It's going to be a long 12-18 months. Stay safe all.

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        And the Aussies flooding our social media at home calling us idiots for going into lockdown before any deaths, as if they can't see Italy wasting away.
        The Brits tried to act contrary to Ireland so as to force the border closed. Once closed they'd refuse it's opening again. But they've been caught as usual. Gowls.

        1. Steve ‘O’
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Don't get the schools

          they know the kids will spread it like crazy, the teachers know this as well so many many will self isolate to protect themselves/relatives so whole things ends up in no mans land

  24. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    15000 cases predicted by end of this month here in Ireland... 20% will need hospital/ventilators..

    This is getting a wee bit scary...

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Full lock down needed

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What ever hope the UK have we here in Ireland are in even more serious trouble if/when this this starts getting out of control.

      Only about 250 ventilators in operation in the republic.I was talking to a mate today whose wife is a nurse in a private hospital here in Kerry and he was saying along with his wife there is only about 2 or 3 other nurses qualified/trained to operate the only ventilator they have so if any of those nurses get knocked out even that could be in trouble.

      Years of under investment over the last recession and utter incompetence at a managment/hse level is coming home to roost.

      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I cant see anything other than a full lockdown here in the upcoming days Ogie

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Full lockdown will bring its own problems but with the state of our health infrastructure i don't think we really have any other option Optimus.

  25. Tim Canterbury
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Some Chinese schools re-opening. Can see things getting better by May

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Don't believe any news coming from the Chinese

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe in China. Not in Europe.

    3. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not sure Europe/UK is going to be as good as the Chinese were in locking down towns, cities and provinces though.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It really looks as if they have already made unbelievable progress in containing the spread - *IF* the numbers coming out of China are true

      Covid19 on the loose since November, ultra contagious & a 3-5% mortality rate

      1.5billion population

      Yet only 80,000 cases & 3,000 deaths - that’s barely measurable against that size of population

      Either numbers coming out of China aren’t true, or the solutions we’re seeing in every country in the world are worse than the results of the virus itself

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Schools are still closed indefinitely here in Shanghai despite only a couple of new cases (and that was one American and one Italian returning to SH) in the past 6-7 days.

  26. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    No price changes

    1. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thx Rainy.
      OH the wait is gonna be so boring

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It really is

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sad

  27. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Heres to hoping we scrap this season, I need a write off

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 19 days ago

    UEFA to move the Euro's to next year or may even cancel in order for domestic Leagues to play catch up. Those are the only two scenarios for the Euro's.

    What is going to be interesting is what they decide to do with the remainder of the CL and Europa fixtures.

    1. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Heard a scenario yesterday, not sure if rumour or just someone’s opinion.

      They suggested having the semis and final in one city over a five day period. Not sure if that’s a good idea or not

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not going to happen when teams would need to travel. It is too risky.

    2. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Governments still call all the shots though. All depends on the containment of the virus.

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I've heard a rumour that the Euros will be moved to November to bring them into line with the next World Cup that is being held at that time of year. The next two domestic seasons could then be held between Christmas and early October, with this season being completed in the autumn before Euro 2020.