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All eyes on UEFA emergency meeting to decide future of European football

Fantasy Premier League managers should learn more about the future of the football season today.

UEFA is holding an emergency meeting with representatives of European football federations, clubs and leagues to make decisions about the football schedule in the coming months.

Sport on the continent has been brought to a standstill over the last fortnight following the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Premier League was also affected as numbers of confirmed cases in the United Kingdom rose sharply last week.

That led to a postponement of all matches between now and April 4, with Gameweeks 30 and 31 of FPL reduced to completely fixture-less Blank Gameweeks.

Today’s UEFA meeting is a key piece of the puzzle that will pave the way for when the Premier League could return.

Conducted via video conference call and led by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, the meeting will take the views from all 55 of UEFA’s member associations on a number of issues including the Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020. Final decisions will then be taken by the UEFA Executive Committee.

Euro 2020 is the tournament that hangs most in the balance at this current point in time. It was supposed to be played in 12 European cities between June and July – but the UK’s chief medical adviser Professor Chris Witty believes this country’s peak COVID-19 outbreak period could occur during this time.

Either way, the absence of Euro 2020 from the football calendar is looking to be the likeliest way to help Europe’s leagues find time to complete their 2019/20 seasons.

Not surprisingly, Italy, which has been harder hit by the coronavirus outbreak than most European nations, is set to support the postponement of the upcoming major international tournament.

“We will propose to UEFA the delay of the European Championships. We will try to get to the end of this [domestic] championship because it is fairer and more correct after the many investments and sacrifices of our clubs.” – Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation

The completion of this season’s Champions League and Europa League will also be up for discussion and could have an impact on domestic football in this country.

It has been suggested that each of these competitions may be finalised using a mini-tournament in order to ease fixture congestion – which could see one-legged quarter-finals and semi-finals. Either way, we should know more by the end of today.

Regardless of what gets decided by UEFA on Tuesday, Fantasy managers will still have to stay tuned into the news until at least Thursday, when the Premier League their next emergency meeting.

Using what decisions have been made by UEFA, the Premier League will know more about what options they have to complete the 2019/20 season.

“It is most essential that domestic competitions can be completed this season, to limit the negative impact for the entire football ecosystem. This crisis is also causing very serious sporting and financial consequences to all parties involved in the game. We are ready to cooperate with UEFA and other stakeholders to find common solutions to all these issues in a constructive way, including the international club competitions and Euro 2020.” – European Leagues body statement

There was a further update from Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon which placed further obstacles in the way of a Premier League return.

In the first of his daily press conferences, the UK Prime Minister advised against unnecessary social contact of all kinds and attending mass gatherings, specifically referencing sports fixtures, which will no longer have the required medical help from the NHS.

“We need people to start working from home and you should avoid pubs, clubs and other such social venues. It remains true that risks of transmission at mass gatherings such as sporting events are relatively low. But as we advise against unnecessary social contact of all kinds, it’s right that we should extend that advice to mass gatherings. We’ve also got to ensure that we have the critical workers we need that might otherwise (be engaged at sporting events). We will no longer be supporting mass gatherings with emergency workers in the way that we normally would.” – Boris Johnson

For the latest NHS advice on coronavirus, please check their official website HERE.

296 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Boris is an idiot!!

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

      Far as I am concern most of government are inept. It’s not just one man...

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

      What have they supposedly done wrong now? seemed to make reasonable steps yesterday. Our office is completely not ready to have everyone work from home! Probably need another week.

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

        People need to forget about politics and stick together and follow advice. Arguments should be put on the back burner for now. We can all argue when this is over.

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

          Agree completely. These guys are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

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

            Pissing into the wind saying this on here though 🙂

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        The point is they should have been doing this weeks ago, not saying "Keep calm and carry on" and then suddenly getting into a panic last week.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      THE prime minister has announced the UK’s latest half-arsed half-measures to stop the coronavirus spreading without really doing anything. They are:

      Discouraging theatre visits
      The London-based government’s assumption that Britons regularly visit the theatre was already wildly inaccurate, but even then stopped short of actually closing theatres. Johnson merely tried to put everyone off by reading a list of Shakespeare’s comedies.

      Saying ‘Don’t go to the pub’
      Pubs stay open, continuing to sell thirst-quenching alcoholic drinks to anyone with a relaxed attitude to their long-term health. Their regulars have already been told not to go to the pub many, many times. They do not tend to listen.

      Advising over-70s to stay indoors
      Having recently won an election by banking on pensioners’ propensity to ignore all warnings of disaster, Johnson is now attempting to cut them off from their watercolour classes. Large groups of over-70s will convene later today to say what a ninny he is being.

      Warning against non-essential travel or contact
      A nation that believes it essential to rack up credit card debt to wear T-shirts with CHANEL on has a very flexible definition of the word ‘essential’, one that will certainly encompass visiting Alton Towers at the height of a pandemic because there won’t be any queues.

      Work from home if possible
      Official advice for everyone to work from home will be followed by all those who can, which is less than half the country. The rest have been advised that they should have moved upstairs into admin way sooner.

      Only use the NHS when you need to
      You know on a Friday night, when everyone’s had a few drinks and you go gang-handed down to your local hospital’s endoscopy department to see who’s got the best-looking lower bowel? That has to stop.

      Recommending everyone cancel everything while keeping f**king schools open
      There’s no reasoning behind this one.

      https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/boris-johnsons-latest-half-arsed-half-measures-that-will-do-fk-all-20200317194592

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He is being guided through this by the scientists, like most people he hasn't got a clue what the best possibly solution is

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

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day one and all. It's quieter than usual 🙂

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

      Indeed.

      Going to be a grim year ahead.

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

      Did not know this was today! pubs were certainly busy yesterday after announcement in U.K. wouldn’t be surprised if people did same again today then.

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

        All pubs including hotel bars are closed for the next two weeks.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wishing you a pot o’ gold, and all the joy your heart can hold.

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

    Not much activity on here as expected. One thought, presuming season runs past June will we see players move club before the end of the season!? Will be very different unless they push that to become a very short window which I can’t really see them doing.

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

      I think this will crop up in today's meeting.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Would assume contracts would extend for a short period of time, to allow the season to finish, unless the player really kicked up a fuss.
      But as with the whole situation no one really knows.

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

      Players wont be allowed to change clubs to contain spread of the virus. Liverpool might actually keep Salah and VVD for another season...

  4. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    @fantasychampman

    On Twitter is running a fantasy game from a simulator of CM01/02.

    I’m going to spend more time on this than anything else over the next few weeks! Did David Unsworth take penalties for Everton at this time?

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

      Ian Harte a staple pick?

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

        Yes, but he’s expensive 6.5m I think.
        Him, Ashley Cole, Neville, Silvestre and Ronny Johnsen are all 6.5m.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ronny was D/DM on this version I think - OOP potential

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Love a bit of Champman 01/02 and hugely impressed by the effort that this guy has put in.
      Looking through the list, bargains might include:

      Nic Alexanderson
      Julio Arca
      John Curtis
      Defoe
      Danny Cadamateri
      Lucas Neill

      Man Utd players all ridiculously brilliant and priced accordingly

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

        Absolutely, the guys behind it are doing us a great service!

        I remember Utd being unbelievably good in CM during this era. Yorke is 7m, was he out of the team by 01/02?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          RVN up front alone with Scholes or Veron at 10 I think most likely, but who knows what the game will do.
          IRL Cole and Yorke hardly featured and both went to Blackburn.
          Think OGS could also play as a wide-mid in Champo at this time (and Phil Nev D/M - L/R too).

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

            I’m going with Henry 13m and James Beattie 7m!

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Good picks. Thierry will smash it.

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Everton scored 4 penalties that season.
      Duncan Ferguson 3
      David Unsworth 1

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

        Good knowledge!
        Maybe he’s not the bargain I thought he was.

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Toffeewebb is good for Everton stats.

          Just google Premier League 01/02 season for most stats.

    4. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Entire Leeds team was phenomenal - Viduka, Keane, Smith, Kewell, Harte in particular
      Alen Boksic always seemed to score at Boro.
      Louis Saha got excellent, but can't remember if he was good in the first season.

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

        Yes I’m going triple Leeds for sure.
        I remember DaCourt being good in the game.

    5. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nice one. Getting on that.

      RMT...lol

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

        Got nothing else to do mate!

    6. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Link please...

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

        Go to twitter.

        @fantasychampman

        1. BenjoBD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers. I've got way more chance of winning this than the real thing. Lol

        2. BenjoBD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Shame you can't get Richie Wellens from Blackpool. Also To Madeira. 40 goal a season must have.

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

            If they get transferred in they’ll be added to the game.

            Not sure the computer sim is that smart, no one ever brought him other than me.

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

    Not official yet but UEFA suggest that if we couldnt finish this league season champion in every country will be actual leader of the table. Relegation teams/rules can be set by every country on their own.

    Similar situation was in 1999 in Jugoslavia (war) where league was stopped and Partizan as league leader became a champion.

    Similar rule will be for teams who will play in european cups next season - position in every league at this moment.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This sounds like a terrible idea to me.
      Expect no relegation this season if this is the case.

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

        There is no good idea. Every plan sounds bad but we must do something.
        Most countries will do it - no relegation this season and bigger league next season with more teams to be relegated.

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        My "second" team is in the Championship play off places - if we went up we would likely be embarrassed again like last time we were in PL. I'd rather we stayed down and I think that secretly plenty of other fans would agree (though not the owner obvs) so this would be a great excuse.

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

      All sorts of BS rumours flying about like this one. I've heard about 500 different things that they are supposedly set to agree. Just wait for the official outcome.

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

        Sure but cant see any other solution tbh

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

      Needs must I suppose but a bit unfair on the teams who could end up in the 3rd place qualifiers in championship. Is sometimes won by a team with momentum who gets in in 6th in the last few weeks.

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

        Harsh aye but also in theory it should be easier for teams to get promotion what with the 2 best teams already promoted and none of the Premier League teams coming down to compete.

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

      Lol that's never happening. Complete inconsistent to have different rules for Europe qualifications and relegation

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

        There is no perfect option, there always be someone who will be punished more than others.
        No relegation and bigger leagues next season (with teams who qualify to higher league).
        Next season more teams will be relegated.

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

      Isn't it up to each individual league who they choose to send into the Champion's League anyway?

      I.e. UEFA say to the PL that you have 4 representatives, it's up to you how you choose them. And the PL just happens to use the top 4 places.

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

        The will just suggest the solution. Every country can set their own rules but I think many people will chose to go "UEFA path" and blame them instead of risking making their own rules.

    6. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The best Championship teams can hope for IMO is a two legged play off between the champions and the team that finishes bottom of the EPL. I can't see second and third bottom being subjected to play offs. My guess is that no team will be relegated if the season can't be finished. All guess work at the moment with so many moving parts.

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

      Absolutely horrible idea, not a big deal in england for the winner, but it is when looking at European qualification, too many in the mix.
      And what about Germany, Spain, italy, where the league is really tight(pretty sure Juventus just got back to 1st in the last gw played).
      This is probably one of the worst suggestions. I'd sooner sack all international football, and resume the leagues at a minimum and work out a way to complete them before starting again next season.

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

        Sadly its the only solution IF we cant finish the leagues before next season otherwise we will lose 2 seasons and no one can afford that.
        I dont like it too but Im afraid that will happen.

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Nope it's not the only solution the other solution is to void the season.

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

            Who play UCL next season than?

    8. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Won't work, too much litigation.

  6. Favourite FPL asset this season
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Who has your favourite player been in FPL so far this season?

    I think mine has to be Mane - I got him in GW3 on WC and have held him ever since, and he's been great as a captain over Salah and as an attacking double up.

    Special mention to Soyuncu (and Cantwell) who I've also held ever since my GW3 WC.

    Who's your favourite pick of the season so far?

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

      No one, they've all been useless duds.

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

        Couldn’t agree more!
        Wouldn’t bother me in slightest if this season was to be wiped of my record... 🙂

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Liverpool fan?

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

            No actually.
            I’m a Spurs fan.. 🙂

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dominic Calvert Lewin for me.
      He’s really come on this season and a bargain price.

      Cantwell and Lundstrum get a mention.

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

        I've played DCL wrong, unfortunately

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Replaced Vardy with DCL when Silva was sacked.

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dean Henderson and Nick Pope at different stages

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Both have been immense. I'd pick those two as well tbh.

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

      T. A. A.

      I remember vividly the criticism of him as being too expensive around about his nadir in GW15/16 when Pool had somehow freakishly only kept 2 cleansheets in their first 15-ish games

      (Despite having the best XGc and lowest goals conceded in the league pointing towards obvious statistical outlier territory) and Allison having just returned - even the old classic “he’s a nostalgia pick” was being dusted off

      Then came the blank GW announcement & things got even crazier & more short-termist with the “why I’m selling TAA” articles

      In true FPL “form is temporary/class is permanent” style though he delivered in the end

      GW19 was particularly poetic 🙂

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

        That he's so far ahead of Robertson has been a surprise for me!

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Been in my team from GW1, never considered ditching once.

      3. PastaFasul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I'd say TAA as well, fun to watch and great points per MM throughout the season.

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Jimenez and Mane.

      From a PL perspective, it is Bruno. Guy is an absolute character.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Jimenez for sure. Proving he’s not a one season wonder.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Has performed two seasons now so dunno what you're talking about haha

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            That was my point. 2 seasons now.

    6. BNMC
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Where else to start than Lord Lundstram? I've gotten just about all of his big hauls - including one 12-pointer off the bench sometime in September and the 21-pointer vs. Burnley. I even captained him one week.

        An unorthodox one: Nicolas Pepe. I got him for a very short period when Arsenal had a nice run of fixtures (Villa and Bournemouth at home) and he managed to get returns in both of those games. I sold him immediately after but it was a move that somewhat paid off.

      • Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Same as the last 3 seasons. Aguero.

        Very few know how to use him. And i love that.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Will you pick Kun next season too?

          1. BNMC
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Will he stay at City next season, that's the question.

            • Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              All about timing when it comes to Sergio. No one is as likely to get a hat-trick as him in my opinion.

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

                0-20-13-4-2-2-0-1 is Pep’s iteration of Aguero in a nutshell 🙂

                How many FTs, hits, captaincies did he burn during that run

                1. Lateriser 12
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yep exactly that. I was all set to captain him against Burnley too. I am not sure we'll get to see him in the league again.

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

          Jack Grealish. Great price, carried Villa most of the season, brought returns when they were poor.

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

          I made spot on decisions about my GKs. Almost perfectly owned best ones in best moments.

          Started with Ryan and he was highest scoring GK in the game, than I changed to Henderson who got me a lot of points (Ryan flop almost at same time) and than bought Pope who also got me nice returns.

          Also Grealish and Mane (own both in right time) got me nice returns

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

          I’ve got a tie between 3, Grealish, Ings and DCL

          Got them all at just the right time helped me to a strong season recovery after a nightmare start

        5. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Has to be TAA. Next comes DCL who’s saved me in mini-leagues. Also special acknowledgement goes to 4.0m Lundstrom who’s brought in ridiculous amount of points despite being benched lately.

        6. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Vardy
          Turned my season around 😀

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

          De Bruyne for me. Bargain at 9.5m

          I’ve also enjoying owning Trent, and Grealish this season.

        8. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I had Vardy and Soy from week one, lost Sterling very early but had him for his hauls.
          I was happy with McGinn and then Grealish

        9. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Trent.
          He and Jota the only ones I still have from Wk 1 - though both have left the team at some point (TAA for about a week, Jota for about 28 weeks).
          Barnes (Leic) and Fernandez (Newc) since I got them recently.

        10. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Vardy, Mane and Ricardo Pereira from GW10 to GW15.
          TAA and VVD from GW17 to GW26.

        11. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mane killed my FH chip.

        12. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Only had him for 3 weeks but Jota returned 10 ppm - decent.

          (I did of course have him in week 1 and kept him on GW2 WC but that’s irrelevant:-) )

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

          It kind of pains me to say it as a Man United fan but i have to say Mane was my favorite player this season.

          I got him into my team for Salah during a gw3 wildcard after a sluggish start in fpl and he has been in my squad ever since.My only regret is that i did not trust Sadio with the armband more often than i did.Sadio was the standout player for Liverpool this season imo and excelled in his attacking and even his defensive duty's when called upon.It will be a shame if he does not pick up a winners medal this season but he certainly has won a medal of honor from me.

          Other players that have stood by me and served with distinction were my goal keeper combo of Ryan and Pope even though i often benched the wrong one due to bad management.That was not their fault though and one of the combo often delivered the goods this season.

          John Lundstram is surly one of the legends of the season and although i have had John in the team since gw3 i often missed his points due to benching him.Missed Johns 21 point haul back in gw11 when i failed to sort my team and missed the deadline after a heavy night out at a mates stag party.Again just shoddy management and not Johns fault.

        14. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Son when I've had him... or Ings/Grealish

        15. BRKFCTrueRover 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Ings. Captained him for a brace .... Enough said.

        16. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 18 days ago

          KDB Maybe

          1. Bare Foot United
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 18 days ago

            And Ings and Barnes 😀

        17. Please Answer Me
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Easy it's between Ings, TAA, Lund, KDB, Salah, Mane, Vardy, Jimenez and Tammy

        18. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Todd Cantwell, started with him in GW1 and have been calling him Super Todd ever since - Arsenal fan too, what a guy

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

          I've owned Ryan, TAA, Robbo, KdB and Grealish since pre-season. I'd have to say KdB. I gambled on him being the value pick over Sterling and overall it's paid off. Grealish gets a special mention as he was originally just a Hudson-Odoi placeholder! He's done brilliant for me too.

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

          Gold- KDB. Owned him since the start and has proven to be a great captain alternative as well
          Silver- Ings. When others were looking to go 3-5-2 formation, Ings showed he was a viable 3rd (even 2nd) striker option for a long stretch
          Bronze- Trent. Enough said

          Honorable mentions go to Jimenez and Vardy

        21. Pirlø's Pen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bit boring but Mo Salah. Always delivers when I need him to.

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

          Abraham. Gave me a turbo boost early start to the season.

        23. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Raul Jimenez. Very consistent and great value. FPL gold.

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

          Brought in Vardy for the 0-9 game and captained him.
          Went against the template, and went with Aguero in GW 20. The Aguero captaincy in GW 22 against Villa saved my season. He singlehandedly shot me up from 100k to 3k.

        25. Alchim1sT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ings and his good run in winter was really fun and shot me up the ranks

          Shoutouts to TAA and the Lord

      • EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        The Euro 2020 will not be played this summer. Different Danish hotels have confirmed that UEFA have canceled their booking.

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

          That was my expectation really. Next summer?

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

            I would just cancel it, period. Lets try and finish the leagues in the summer and give the players a rest next summer.

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

          They could be limiting the countries they play it in. That probably isn't the case but it's possible.

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

          There is 0% chance Euro will be played this summer.

        4. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          They have to cancel to get a refund.

      • lawstheman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Saw a thread earlier about who was your best asset this season..

        Reminded me of an interview I heard discussing Neil Warnock ruing the day he listened to his chief scout at Crystal Palace who having been to Celtic to look at VVD who was being offered at 6 million.. HE believed when he said VVD was too slow and not worth the money. The scout is still working !!

        Which player did you miss out on this season by listening to advice on this forum ?

        https://www.footballtransfertavern.com/premier-league/neil-warnock-reveals-he-could-have-signed-virgil-van-dijk-for-crystal-palace-for-just-6m/

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

          At first glance I thought this said Neil Warnock listened to the Scoutcast. No wonder he's no longer in a job.

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

          Different opinions at different times, can't always see a players ultimate potential or later improvement with better coaches. Some Italian lady pundit was slated for not having the hindsight to predict Salah's fortunes in his first Liverpool season. She didn't rate him that highly that preseason.God himself couldn't have predicted he would do what he did.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            She still slates him and still doesn't rate him highly.

      • davies
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Anyone made any transfers yet?

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

          Not yet. Not until Friday. Not like there's any rush.

        2. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Salah to Manè

        3. BNMC
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I want to bring Pope in at some point

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

            Wait till last moment before deadline but season is over anyway.

          • fr3d
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Been out of the loop since the suspensions. We should still spend 1FT each week if there are players we definitely want to get rid of?

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

              You may as well save until you've got 2 free transfers and then start just using 1.

              1. fr3d
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah got 2 already. Thanks

          • The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Will be using one of my 2 FTs on Friday to change Periera > Alonso or Maguire

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

          How about making "eFantasy Premier League" in FIFA 2020? 🙂

          No people involved, no one pick a team just computer vs computer games. Same prices and rules etc as in current season in real FPL.

          1. BNMC
              2 months, 19 days ago

              What, you mean FIFA sims the games and players get FPL points accordingly?

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

                Yep. We can watch games somewhere on the internet as it would be even more fun.
                Just set a site like Fantasy Premier League and lets play!

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

              We colud watch those games on Scoutcast for example but we need some programe to pick players etc.

              1. BNMC
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  If only FPL was open-source...

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

                Sounds like a fun idea 🙂

              3. TomSaints
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Funnily enough, I actually was thinking about this a few months ago. An app which you could set your team up, then invite friends and sim weeks getting points. Simple concept but big issue with rights.

                If I were better at apps then this could be a perfect storm to set up the concept then approach premier league .

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

                  We can do it imo but not sure about the rights thing.

                  If @mods here could do it and show games on Scoutcast it would be great but if not than people can do it on their own on skype etc.
                  An app would be very usefull but we could use FPL site as it works so we can set up teams there and post it here or on twitter etc. Just need to set up some rules etc but it all can be done.

                  1. BNMC
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      I actually like to think I'm a good coder - maybe I could set up something simple where you could build a team with a fixed budget by selecting players.

                      I'd have databases with player prices (that can be changed) and everyone's points - if there are so few players it would be a lot easier to calculate ranks and stuff.

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

                        So it is something to start this game.
                        Make a post and @mods to hulk it and lets play! 🙂

              4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                What’s the deal with transfers now then? I have 2FTs now. Do I need to use one up before the weekend or lose it? If it matters at all. Might just bin off Rico if it’s free

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

                  Use it or lose it. The format of the game is still going ahead as normal

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Free gift - bin Rico

              5. FPLGraham
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                What would anyone do here? Burn the FT or anything jump out?

                McCarthy
                TAA Soy OConnell
                Salah Mane Barnes Doucoure
                Ings Jimenez Auba

                Button Lunds Taylor Traore.

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

                  Any money?

                2. MyBall MyRules
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Downgrade Traore.
                  Upgrade Lundstram to Doherty.

              6. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                If school children are still going to school, 22 men can kick a ball on 9 occasions behind closed doors.

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

                  Those decisions are just terrible. Its gonna end up really bad.
                  Schools, restauratnts, galleries etc should be closed many days ago like in many other countries.
                  Those countries who are doing nothing basically are doing everything to have same situation like in Italy.

              7. Miniboss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                What do you recon these player’s fpl price would’ve been at their prime time?

                Sol Campbell
                David Beckham
                Dennis Bergkamp
                Jari Litmanen
                Chris Sutton

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

                  Are you playing fantasy championship manager 01/02?

                  Campbell is 6m
                  Becks is 10m

                  Not sure the other three,

                  I’d say,

                  Bergkamp 11m
                  Litmanen (in PL) 9m
                  Sutton (the season he went to Chelsea) 11m

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

                    Oh shoot, didn’t realise those two had prices already.

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

                      Bergkamp is 9
                      Litmanen is 5.5

                      Don’t see Sutton?

                      Are you playing fantasy 01/02?

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Telegraph game certainly existed in that era - check your parents' loft/shed for prices.

              8. Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Just had to get my daughter and bring her home from nursery as she's got a cough and high temp. Anyone recommend any PS4 games since I'm gonna be stuck in with the kid and wife!?

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

                  Red dead redemption 2

                  1. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Already played through that, good suggestion though!

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

                      I’m into the Epilogue now, it’s been a marathon 🙂

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

                  Your nurseries are still open? Where do you live?

                  1. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    North-West England

                3. El Presidente
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Stay safe brother, all the best for your little one!

                  • YekiM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Control, won a few goty, pyschological adventure shooter

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

                    Horizon Zero Dawn or Last Of Us Remastered

                  • Silecro
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Assassins Creed Odyssey.
                    50+ hours in, still not even close to done with all of the side and main stories

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

                      Same pal! Ive done 70+ hours over time

                  • DAZZ
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Have you played assassins creed oddysey? Unreal game. Highly recommended

                  • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Any shooting game where you can play live and camp.
                    I am a brilliant camper and love to pick people off from all sorts of hidie holes.
                    Peeps get very angry, it's brilliant.

                    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Oh, and all the best for your daughter and family.

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

                    Inside
                    The Last Of Us
                    The Uncharted series.

                4. KingRichud
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    How about a double season? Keep the same teams in the same leagues and add this seasons points onto next season. Essentially everybody playing everyone else 4 times. Liverpool, Leeds WBA etc. Would have advantages that they’ve earned

                  • Make America Greta Again
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Rate things are going, it will be next seasons games cancelled. Maybe Liverpool will get to resume gw 30 in 2021.

                  • Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Unrelated to C-Virus or FPL, but a thing of beauty to kill 30 seconds of self-isolation.

                    18th December 1996, League Cup 4th round, Edgeley Park, Stockport - the time Florin Raducioiu went shopping at Harvey Nichols with his wife instead of turning up for a League Cup tie at Stockport, which West Ham lost thanks to a storming own goal from Iain Dowie:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im_sME-zlQA

                    I was there (which ages me) - remember the half-time cig (which also ages me) more clearly than the goal for some reason.

                  • Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I was thinking of getting DCL for Auba to be able to get Bruno Fernandes and Alonso soon but
                    Arsenal City Villa Sheffield still have one more fixture than the rest to play and we have bo idea when that might be.
                    Also if the season were to continue in GW32 Auba playes Norwich..

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Worth binning Auba if you can get Bruno and Alonso I reckon.

                  • Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Both seasons at the same time, would be m absurdist dream.

                    Youd have two fantasy games going on.

                    Gw1 of next season on August 20th
                    The midweek GW36 of this season.
                    Then August 27th GW2 of next season and so on

                  • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    The higher you build your barriers
                    The taller I become
                    The further you take my rights away
                    The faster I will run
                    You can deny me, you can decide
                    To turn your face away
                    No matter 'cause there's
                    Something inside so strong
                    I know that I can make it
                    Though you're doing me wrong, so wrong
                    You thought that my pride was gone, oh no
                    There's something inside so strong
                    Oh, something inside so strong
                    The more you refuse to hear my voice (ooh-weh ooh-weh ooh-weh ooh-weh)
                    The louder I will sing
                    You hide behind walls of Jericho (ooh-weh ooh-weh ooh-weh ooh-weh)
                    Your lies will come tumbling
                    Deny my place in time, you squander wealth that's mine
                    My light will shine so brightly it will blind you
                    Because there's
                    Something inside so strong, strong
                    I know that I can make it
                    Though…! 🙂

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Lovely stuff, Labi. Lovely stuff.

                    2. DA Minnion
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Good song well sung.

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

                      Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call
                      Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
                      For he that gets hurt, will be he who has stalled
                      The battle outside raging
                      Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
                      For the times they are a-changing

                      56 years ago that was written 🙁

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Not changed yet though

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

                    Happy Saint Patrick's day to all Nigerians. Pat is the patron saint if Nigeria and not a lot of people know it 😉

                  • Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    I genuinely feel for teachers and NHS staff. Forever letdown by this inept, vile government.

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

                      Do you feel sorry for this one? Either he's a troll or a selfish fool and the last person you would want looking after your kids!

                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21817355

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        🙄 Worrying behaviour that!

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

                          And only worried about the effects on his own health!

                          1. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Mind you, if the prime minister is doing this then..

                            https://twitter.com/itrymybestinnit/status/1239664401067773958?s=20

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

                              Fair play to Boris and his alternative medicine qualifications. Giving hardworking clowns a bad name.

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

                              Oh my god i havn’t seen that video. I cannot believe this baboon is running our country. Jesus

                      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Well, maybe not the last...….

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

                    Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit.

                    Here is a message from Uachtarán na hÉireann to the Irish and all out friends around the world.
                    He speaks for us all.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d772d3xbAUE

                  • Stoichkov#8
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Official: Euro in 2021 June-July

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

                      Sensible

                      1. Stoichkov#8
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Of course. It was the only right choice.

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

                        Source?

                        1. Stoichkov#8
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          I know this from journalist in my country who know things 🙂
                          But you will know in a minute in many sources too 😉

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

                            Ban

                            1. EL tridente
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              The Football Foundation of Norway have confirmed.

                              1. EL tridente
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                It

                            2. EL tridente
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Please stop writing Ban all the time just because you dont know any sources.

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

                                All the time?

                              2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                Yeah - you tell him.

                            3. Stoichkov#8
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              I give you fresh info and you want a ban 🙂
                              Do you want to ban FPL_Rockstar too everytime he gives lineups?

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

                                Ban everyone bar me.

                                1. Stoichkov#8
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                  More info to come from me so prepare!

                  • Public user
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Heard uk government not doing anything about the virus now ?

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Well I wouldn't say nothing but I wouldn't say a definitive response either.

                      Avoid mass gatherings but schools are yet to be shut.
                      Advised to close pubs etc but no enforcement to do so as presumably, government would have to pay out insurances so pub etc owners are having to stay open.

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

                        Only UK and Sweden not closing borders and schools atm imo.

                  • Stoichkov#8
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Champions League Final date: 27th of June

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      2023?

                      1. Stoichkov#8
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        🙂

                  • DAZZ
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Euros Postponed until 2021. To be played June 11-July 11 2021

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

                      You were faster.

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

                      You might have the whitest whites, but you’ve got the slowest modem

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

                        😉 Wasn't following this subject

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

                    With the Euros cancelled, does this mean the premier league may now finish?

                  • Stoichkov#8
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Europa League Final date: 24th of June