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  1. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ok speaking as if the prem will return for GW32, who are the players to bring in? Yes we know there's every chance it won't come back, but let's say it does...then who?

    1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno for one

    2. MyBall MyRules
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Some badly needed optimism. I like it!

      Bruno, Jimi, and Auba

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        might as well! soon to be climbing the walls

        I have Auba, Jota should be enough cover for Wolves. Bruno I need but struggling to sacrifice another midfielder

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

          Have them both but Jim over Jota - in fact Jim over any forward in the game

          1. Ragnar Lothbrok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            oh...maybe I have made the transfers before this

            I will wait for next weeks free transfer lol

    3. Tim Canterbury
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bog roll upfront; hand sanitiser in the middle; UHT milk at the back

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        It doesnt matter how bad this gets. UHT milk will never be needed

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

      ManU and wolves players.
      Maybe holgate for 4.3

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

        Holgate? For real? I’d even take a Southampton defender over one from Everton.

    5. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      post a RMT and we can tell you

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Good on Mr. Abramovich.

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

        Wow
        Great effort !
        May get him entry in UK again too with such sweet gesture (if I'm correct that he isn't allowed atm)

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Very good to see something like this in tough times. πŸ™‚

  3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    IRBOX needs to be quarantined from FFS

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

      *From Planet Earth

      Surely there's room on the Moon or somewhere

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

      Ha ha

      What is Brazil Nuts ???

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

          First I've heard of it πŸ˜€

          Anyways, GL bro

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

            Didn't wonder what all the 'Scott Talent' was about?

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

              I did yes !
              Now i remember mate
              Forgot completely about it.
              In fact it was your reply to someone which i remembered. Jarvish is same too

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

      Hahah

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

    Done....

    BEST IN VIDEO - Carry on Kingsley
    BEST NEW CONTENT CREATOR - Optimus
    BEST CONTENT CREATOR - Diesel 001
    BEST PODCAST - Johnny Vaughan Kickabout - Radio X
    BEST INFLUENCER - Chucky
    BEST CLUB CONTENT CREATOR - Owners of West Ham πŸ˜‰
    BEST MEDIA ORGANISATION - Bemba Da OMG
    BEST IN FREESTYLE - EpicFail
    BEST YOUNG CONTENT CREATOR - Snoopy
    WORST FOOTBALLER - Kevin Miralles (for missing taking and missing THAT penalty)
    BEST IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL - After match baths
    BEST FOOTBALL CLUB - Partick Thistle
    BEST IN NON-LEAGUE - N/A
    BEST CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN - Free Willie
    BEST IN FANTASY FOOTBALL - FFS circa 2010-15

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Where's my award? I once won deadline bingo

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

      BEST GRAVELESS ARE FOR KINNEAR - Gravless are for Kinnear

  5. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    GK Pope
    DEF TAA, Cathcart, Stephens*
    MID Salah, KDB*, Mane, Saar
    FWD Auba, Ings*, Jiminez

    Subs Barnes, Saiss, Williams*

    That's my GW32 limeup, but before then I want the players with * out.

    Stephens to Alonso

    KDB to Fernandes (City have no interest in the league)

    Ings to Giroud/DCL/Pukey

    Williams to a max 4.5 - probably a sheff utd.

    I have 0 in bank so will start with the striker move this gw (I'll have 2 frees)

    Fancy Giroud tbh

  6. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    When (if) season will be continued I will open nice bottle of whisky and will watch every single minute of every game that I can πŸ™‚

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Really hope they can continue a league. Have 4 mini cash leagues and leading all of them. I want my money hah!

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

    Best entertainer and stand up in ffs?

    My nominations are.....

    Jafooli
    Epic Fail
    Optimus
    Jarvish
    Wild Rover
    Rainer

    Please feel free to nominate anyone you think should be on that list.

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

      Should have Syd on that list too tbf,funny guy.

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

        Once in a blue maybe πŸ˜‰

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

          *moon. Massive audition fail πŸ™

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        That was £10 well spent πŸ˜‰

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

      Jarvish FTW

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

        He is a man in form alright this season.

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

      Optimus & Epic Fail for me.......but there used to be loads until they all went to Navana πŸ™

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

        We get banned for using our best material on here πŸ˜‰

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

          Only been sin binned once on here and that was something so ridiculous I can’t even remember why....

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

            I got sin binned for the first time ever (i think) for something i said about Mount that was perceived to be over the top.

            The internet is turning into a tricky place for Irish and probably the Scots too as we often say things that kind of mean the opposite of what we literally say.Lots of other people don't really get how we use the language at all.

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

              Oh so true.....

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

              We've been persecuted for a long time now πŸ˜‰

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

        Rainer & Jarvis Cocker also quality....

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

        Yeah,lots of talent lost alright.

        Adam West is one that i miss as he had a great edge.

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

          Badger & Netley when they’re about......sadly all too infrequent

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

            And the fella that used to post some really mad stuff - Megathron or something?

            And the mod who use to do great gifs & memes

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

          They not lost. You just need to look in the right place

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Jarvish wins imo (wipes nose) - Skull And Gnomes needs a mention, most people seem to ignore him but I think he's hilarious, the more mental the post the better

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

        Yeah S&G deserves a nomination for sure.
        I have a softspot for him too.

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

      You've mentioned most of them.
      πŸ˜€
      I'd say WR for the win for his grit !!

    6. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Chucky
      Brosstan

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

        Irbox

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

          Could be nominated in another category.

          Maybe he might follow in my footsteps and pick up a seasons villain award. πŸ˜‰

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

        *Naughty Chucky

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

          Spewing

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

        Chucky ? In what world is he entertaining. He's uses the same phrases over and over again.

        Only nomination he gets from me is TOTY

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

        Shame we don't get a downvote option. This would break the Internet

    7. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Some people with real short memories around here....

    8. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      BERBINO`S FOREHEAD

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

      EVS, Doosra and Snake Juice were good posters I haven't seen here for a long time. Very knowledgeable, sound and good lads to get an opinion off.

    10. Kabayan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Numb

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

        I miss Numb too.
        He is very witty.

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

      Special acknowledgement to Tamagotchi Massacre for giving Irbox what he deserves earlier today.

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

        Have an upvote

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

      Ludo. Aka 'Mr. Instant Hot Topic' was always a fantastic poster.

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

        Ludo is a great poster alright Badger but never really has the craic which these nominations were for.

    13. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Posh Bloke and Joe Pasquale

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Where's Portsmouth Bubblejet these days?

        1. Ser Davos
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Pork Pie Sausage Roll's another furniture piece

          1. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Holy See

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

        Pasqualinho you mean?
        V good and still posts but not on here.

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

      Most have disappeared over the years. Optimus (Grime) and Jafooli probably the two who have stood the test of time.

      Back in the day there were some cracking posters, Applebonkers was a hoot before he got old, boring and Twittery. Loads who have long gone likes of Attila the Bum, the Chewbacca guy and some of my favourites (some still appear on here) Demented Flamingo, DamoFitz, Locarno, Epic, Holy See, RCA, Yer old man, Anorak, JohnTerrysDog, (This list should be longer but some already mentioned..WR etc.
      Other weird but funny included Goodfish, and the guy with the Marquee Moon who had too many vices to mention.

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

        Captain Hindsight always cracked me up.

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

          Optimus covers that one. πŸ˜‰

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

          Captain Hindsight has been conspicuous by his absence of late.
          Even this whole thing was beyond his powers.

          Mystic Nutmeg was another one that was god for a laugh.

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

        AppleBonkers did a whole community article on how you can organise your team layout, including a tip on how to make it look like a big fish finger sandwich. What a legend.

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

        Some of those blasts from the past i remember from when i first starting lurking around here.They were gems alright.

        There was some guy called Ronha or something like that that got banned i think he had something like a teddy bear as a grav.Total nutjob but entertaining all the same.

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

          Ron H

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

            Haha another Legend

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

          Remember Towelie and Chu Young Ping Pong?

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

        I thought we were friends πŸ™

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

          Hahaha.
          Got me thinking back to original Mods/contributors. Sir paulos was my favourite probably who I think just goes by the name of Paul now. There was I'm not Marshall Foch,Pure Olivia, Andy (the original), Greek fan, Akers who was a feral Manu fan who I'd say would be equivalent of one of the current trolls πŸ™‚ and really annoying. Granville was good value and Marks pre-gameweek write up was always great.

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

            Granville is the best scout. He added character. Oh i remember Marshall Foch actually and the original Andy. Things starting to come back now, maybe i do remember. Me and Akers did not get on that's why i remember him..he was full of himself and his Scholes grav was one of them annoying gravs. A grav is a powerful thing, not to be sniffed at

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

              He was a pain.

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

              Trying to remember the guy from Dundee with the upside down pic of Robert Smith of the cure, name escapes me.
              You remember?

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

                No don't recall that one. May remember him once you remember his name. You know its going to play on your mind now.

                Wonder what happened to them, FPL is not the easiest game to give up entirely. Maybe they lurk or go under different names

            3. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I always liked Granville, he was the fallible face of humanity in the FFS team.

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

        Breadbin was a legend and still is

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

          Lots have been given the bullet along with Breadbin.

          The mods have a lot of blood on their hands over the years.

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

            Agreed. It is a bit inconsistent , lose a breadbin but keep a Chelsea mascot . I do think they have eased a little with the bans though. They seem to be more temporary one's for less serious offence

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

        To say i been here so long in only people i remember from way back are Akers, you, Epic , WR ,RCA, Champ and Old school, Breadbin, Absinthe .. wonder if it was the gravs that stuck out as you have all had them so long cos i can't remember sh*t that any of you ever posted. I Remember Tina from ATFPL too. Rest is a total blur...

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

          Surely you remember the likes of AP, Atilla the Bum, Holy See, Chin Music, Katie (Lol) DBRonaldo, Locarno, SuperDunny, Jamsiep, Voronin, ChrissyWaddle, Soup and the inimitable RBJ

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

            RBJ, JamieSp ( skull grav) and superdunny ( blackburn grav). Don't really remember the others to be honest.

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

              Atilla had Atilla the Hun, Holy See various religious icons like Jesus, Chin Music had Aussie cricket Capt Ricky Ponting, Katie (Lol) Locarno was a Charlton fan with Gemma Atkinson grav, Voronin was Liverpool player of same name, Soup was Top Cat, Chrissy had this weird grav that was a mix of Modrich and Gail from Corrie and AP was Alan Partridge in a red jacket, often with Cantona’s face photoshopped in.

              1. Syd.
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Atilla was one of my favourites and as for RBJ that man was a complete legend for so many reasons.

                Jamiesp didn't he coin the phrase "Lolarov"

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

                  RBJ may have been a legend of sorts but when you look back he was just a vile bully who had no place on public forum.
                  Yep, funny and good value but we have Trump now to fill that void Syd.

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

                    I used to enjoy some of Roy’s Brother Johnson’s stuff.

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

                Ah Voronin. There is one that's come back to memory. Think my best ever poster was that Tommy guy who kept posting stuff to a really old thread for weeks .

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

            was great on here back then

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

            Katie was a classic.

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

          Shipstontrev has been around forever as well. Was involved in a few comps with 4vets as well who might be back playing now after a break.
          If you go digging round the old FFS foundations you'll find a fossilised dump of michaelmerrywhite (Doosra) πŸ˜†

          1. ted mcsheenery
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Shipstontrev was a sound Cherries man iirc

    15. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Forza.

      Get it? πŸ˜‰

      ...Neither do I.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        My comment just got flagged. I wrote,

        F o r c a

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

          I signed up after he was banned. Given what people said to me when they mistook me for him, he didn't seem to have the cleanest of reputations!

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Entertaining non the less

    16. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Scotty B

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

        Also known as Scotty "A or B".

    17. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Virg was always good for an unintentional giggle. His endless self-promotion as he tried to wrangle a guest spot on Scoutcast was funny. It would be comedy gold watching Joe try to reel him back in if he ever manged to get an appearance. appearance.

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

        Completely disagree, been stinking up this place for 3 years - he has no place on this list, sorry.

    18. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      +1 on the Optimus and Epic Fail shouts. Been legendary on here for a long time.

      There was a West Ham fan too - I think his name was Jaask or something - not seen him in years but he was great

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

        Stop your trolling Poseiden.
        He has the honour of being the person we named my mini-league after which a lot of these guys still compete in.

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

          The West Ham fan, Jaask? What happened to him?

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

            He tried his hand doing youtube clips/blogs, they were a hoot as they were so bad.

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

            What happened to Poseiden, sausage roll ?

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

              Poseid still posts under various gravless guises, can you not guess sniff them out?
              (clue - look above)

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

              I’d like to know tbh. Was massively underrated on here. Many times found myself cracking up at his posts.

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

                πŸ˜†

    19. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Rainer ffs. Completely out of place in this list . He would be more in line for TOTS.

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

        πŸ˜†

        When he encourages Chucky i'm inclined to agree

    20. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Breadbin 'hope my players score more than your players' telling like it is.

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

        The dude kept it real!

    21. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wow, there are some old skool names being mentioned on this thread!

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yea never mentioned me tho.....
        πŸ˜₯

        1. HVT
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Some of the less controversial but gold!
          Beric; Pompeyfan; Numb; NABIL; Ross; Jaffa; Eunuch Jelly.

          So many I recall but forgotten those names, so many that helped me along the way, so many top posters over the last decade!

  8. Reeker
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Do you plan on using a FT (if you have 2) this week? It's impossible to really plan but I'm sure you can make your team better. What's players you looking at?

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

      You may as well ditch a non-playing 2nd goalkeeper I guess.

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thats tricky because we dont know when (if ever) we will continue this season. Is it GW32 or maybe GW34 etc. so its not easy to pick players that we want.
      I hope we will get some info tomorrow on emergency meeting but wait till deadline anyway.

      I have 2 FT but will try to roll one as it may be needed later. Best idea is to sell non starters/injured players so Im looking to sell Williams. Also thinking about selling Ings > DCL.
      If I decide to use 2FT I will get Fernandes but not sure I want to use both FT.

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

        On Fernandez, make an enabler transfer this week to free up funds and then bring him in next week as you will have 2 FTs next week anyway

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          not bad idea, cheers!

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

    Who is digging a bunker?

    Could come in handy.

    Anyone hoarding toilet roll I hope that you get a bad case of diarrhea πŸ˜†

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tiger Woods.

      But that may be for his other hobbies.

  10. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Not really fpl related, but in those times, anybody got a discount code for football manager 2020?

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

        Thanks for this, I press on the coupons which redirect me to fm website, however, I do not see any discount. Excuse my ignorance

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It's free on Steam until late March I believe, wouldn't be surprised to see it go on sale at some point between now and then as well.

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

        Yea just saw that, thank you

  11. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pepe to Bruno no brainer before Friday right?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd wait until late Thursday / Friday, but yeah I'm pretty eager to bring in Bruno. When games do get going, regardless of where in the schedule they start, he looks a pretty good bet.

  12. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I've just got the dreadful news that a cousins wife is in critical condition after contracting the Coronavirus virus, she only about 50 and I don't think she's got any underlying conditions. It's really puts the inconvenience of no live sport, reduced income etc at the moment due to the Coronavirus into preceptive.

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

      Sorry to hear that. Speedy recovery for her.
      Stay strong and safe yourself!

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

      Sorry to hear that. Hopefully she will recover and you and yours will stay safe and well.

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Horrible and worrying time for a lot of families right now. Wishing her all the best, stay safe yourself.

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

      Sorry to hear that, wishing her a speedy recovery. Stay safe and strong

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

      That is very sad to hear Bitm.

      My thoughts a prayers are with you and your family.
      What country are you in and has your cousins wife got full access to the medical care she needs?

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks guy's. I'm OK they live about 60 miles away so I only see them on special occasions and the last of those was last summer, my parents are devastated however as they consider her husband like a second son.

    7. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm very sorry to hear that. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    8. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      All the best my mate. I hope things turn out for the best.

    1. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It’s a good practical idea. But really depends on where things are come end of May / can season be extended into July or August.

      Even 2 games a week with no cup games is a push in a month which is due to be around the peak worst time.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Best idea Ive heard yet if they try to continue the season.

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

      What if they a lot of players are infected? Serious question

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

        Start again..

        What if a lot of players are infected ?

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

          Well, they shouldn't use same bus for traveling etc... People will be bored so every match on telly would help the public also.

    4. Tim Canterbury
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      How would you get all the players out of isolation though. Let alone officials. They won’t do it just so sky sports can get their contract money.

    5. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      AFL have cut back playing time for the new season, in case they get the chance to jam some games in. Normally four 20min quarters, this season four @ 16mins.

      Can't see it happening but 30mins each way would lighten the load for the EPL.

  13. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I am surprised there is no 3.8 million defenders in the game yet - wouldn't that be expected at this stage in season?

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

      ?

      1. Tinkermania
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I am assuming he can't get a defender for £3.8m in FPL. Just poorly written sentence.

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

        3.8 million defenders sounds an excessive amount of defenders to me

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

          πŸ™‚

        2. Cthulhu @ Left Back
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          But just think of all those lovely clean sheet points...

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

        It's weird, there are usually 2 or 3 before it's time to use the second WC. There was a 3.7 a couple of seasons ago. It might be a case of too many dead teams holding onto the 4.0s.

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

      If and when football resumes. Complete the season and divide the ok into 2 groups next year and have 4 from each league to play off. 22 gameweeks. Last 4 each group have relegation playoff. Efl to do same thing

    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Uefa decided not to give the title to leading team in domestic leagues right?

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If the league gets cancelled

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

        It's not UEFA's decision.

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Then who's? Read somewhere that it's uefa

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Probably CAS in about 2028.

      3. Tim Canterbury
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        That wouldn’t be fair on Man City. You can’t say just because they probably wouldn’t have caught Liverpool then it’s Liverpool’s title

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      UK daily press conference in 5 mins. Death toll risen by 32 to 104.

      Hoping for an update on the availability of testing - kind of sucks that celebs with no symptoms have access to tests before those with actual symptoms.

      Stay safe all.

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

        There are commercial tests available in some countries.

        South Korea has capability to take a lot of test, EU including UK is a development country. No tests, no masks, not protective clothes etc.

        They saved money and here we are.

      2. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Watching it live.
        Glad they finally are going to close schools.
        But interesting to see how they make excuses as to why it happens so late.

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

          It is a no win situation with the schools.

          If they closed them too early then vital health care workers may not be able to report for duty as they may need to stay home and mind the kids.These last few days will give those people time to make arrangements.

          I am sure every government has the best interests of their people at heart.Tough decisions will have to be made by lots of people and mistakes will be made but this is not the time for division and we all have to get behind whatever team we have now for the greater good.

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

            Understand your sentiment.

            My advice to anyone in the UK would be to be one or two steps ahead of the government.

            Which is not difficult, as you can see the (reliable, credible) critics as well as other countries (even UK such as Sotland and Wales, let alone continental Europe) who are imposing measures beforehand.

            The I expect the proper lockdown to be announced from / after this weekend. Should be earlier, but unlikely with dithering decision makers.

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

              Agreed - took my little girl out of nursery from Monday

              Slight edge to going into full lockdown though. Our new bathroom wasn’t timed great. Could be a very smelly few months if lockdown comes too soon. There again if the bidet gets installed in time we can trade loo paper for rice!

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

                A bidet! Subtle brag there, you must be doing well for yourself πŸ˜‰

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

                  Married well - ie she’s from the continent

              2. Keeptrying
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Well done, can't rely on anyone but yourself to look after your own family.

                It is scary, I am worried but being somewhat prepared gives some comfort for now.

                Good luck - and your spare toilet rolls will be worth a lot πŸ™‚

    5. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      today a state of emergency was declared in Portugal

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

        Probably for the better!
        How do you feel, are you prepared?
        Stay safe πŸ™‚

        1. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I still have to work . Supermarket :/

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

            Thanks for your service. Supermarket workers are on the frontline.

            1. Bare Foot United
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Cheers . That means alot

        2. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          But thanks πŸ™‚

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Is that because Cristiano Ronaldo is past it at 35 ?

        1. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Good one . But with 35 still better than you

    6. Gazwaz80
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Absolutely starving, just having a stir fry of light bulbs and shaving cream πŸ˜‰

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Nice texture combo.

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

          Just a light snack then.

      • Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        So much harder to know what day it is, with all that has happened over the last six or seven days. πŸ™‚

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

        optimus and attila the bum were and are the funniest posters ,but the legendary arguments between dbronaldo and roys brother johnson will never be surpassed,...

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Challenge accepted...

        2. Ser Davos
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          With AP and Jamsiep loitering in there too.

          I came for Fantasy Football, but I stayed for them.

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

            They were a group, involved in their own forum within a forum. AP Man U, Jamsiep Chelsea, Voronin Liverpool, M Faulkner Arsenal.

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

              Don't forget Cheggars, he used to wind up Jamseip especially.

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

                Ah yes, Bolton

      • FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        We pay a lot of money in membership fees to fund the lavish lifestyles of the pro pundits. Now more than ever we need FPL content to enjoy and take our mind off things. We have 29 gameweeks

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          ...... Of stuff to write about so there is no shortage of ideas.

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

            I actually don’t give a toss about football or FPL right now

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I do. I want the distraction. I want something other than covid-19 to think about while I'm stuck in the house.

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

            If Chris Martin can do an impromptu concert to entertain us all while we are trapped in our homes, surely FFS can pump some proper FPL content out to distract us and to think about something other than this ruddy virus.

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

              Some of the Scouts could be suffering with the virus.

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

          This 29 weeks have been covered already plus anything (stats, form wise) older than 2 weeks is ancient history and not relevant.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            There's plenty to talk about, not least what is the best strategy if the season concludes (which appears to be the aim of the governing football bodies).

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

              Personnally I dont think we will have any football for a longer while - and even if we do we dont know what the format would be like so a lot of guessing there for writers.

              Without official decisions seems bit pointless.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Anyone seen arial shots of how empty Italian freeways are at this piint? If you can spot a half smoked fag still burning you will be lucky.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 17 days ago

              *point*

            • FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Fish, swans and dolphins have returned to the Venice canals too. Without humans, this planet would flourish.

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

                The best thing about this is that the environment will get a nice rest

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

                Without humans this planet would be paradise

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

                  Until another species uprises and we have a Planet Of The Apes situation.

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

                    I thought that this is the current situation.

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

                  Nah, it would be planet of the apes then.

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

                    Even if they decide to call themselves... ...hmm... ...humans?

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

              Too little too late, they ingored and treated very lightly first weeks of problems there and now cant cope - only today 475 deaths.

              Shame that Boris Johnson instead of taking lesson from tragic Italian experience made same mistakes.

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                this

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

                There are some false prophets, who had decided that quarantine cannot be used in modern society. They have been (are) advising in UK, Holland, Sweden and Finland. Their initial plan was to let people die and get herd immunity. And still seems to be tbh.

          2. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Random football podcast recommendation:

            Under the Cosh - (on Youtube)

            Additionally, Loathed Strangers is an excellent Swindon Town podcast

          3. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Talking of reminiscing...

            Applebonkers picture of a homeless Daniel. Captioned, "will give free handjobs in exchange for FPL start date." Summer 2011

            Pork Pie talking about needing a poo whilst FPL was launching, but the toilet had weak signal... Epic Fail instructed him to soil himself. Summer 2014

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

              Hahaha, nice ones.

              1. Ser Davos
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I'm still searching for the bookmarks!

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

                  What name did you post under back then?

                  1. Ser Davos
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Just a lurker/loiterer

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

                      Did you never post?

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

              Somalion,Home Run Baker and Billy Gilmore were other good posters i remember from the past.

              Here is a thread i had bookmarked before with lots of the names mentioned commenting on the article at the time.
              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/02/05/scouting-the-doubles-liverpool-5/?hc_page=5&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comments

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

                Somalion still around, just doesn't post on here anymore.
                He's on the frontline with this Coronavirus at the moment.

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

                Every post you make is like a who’s who of Nirvana. Didn’t you used be very disparaging of it?

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

                  Probably.

                  I was always a fan of JFK's speech about secret societies and am innately wary of such entity's.

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

                    It’s not a secret society, it’s just where most of the disillusioned moved to.

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

                      It's where the elite hang out. Make no mistake about that. It is like the Bohemian Grove of the FPL world

              3. HVT
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Some crackers in there...
                Roscola; LR12; JK; Chu; Shaughnessy;Scroobious; Doos; Oige!

              4. ​
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Billy Gilmore and good poster in the same sentence? :O

            3. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Kings of Leon was a good poster. I once posted the entire 'Scottish speech' from Garth Marenghi's Dark Place (its on All4, you won't regret watching it) for some reason, and he threatened to glass me if I ever came north of the border, which was gloriously ironic. Happy days.

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

            To relieve the boredom & stop worrying about the news I've just watched probably the greatest F.A.Cup tie Hereford v Newcastle when shorts were short & the pitch was mud here's the link
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1i7XUmCGcg
            Which made me wonder what was the best game anyone has seen live
            Mine would be Rangers 4 Celtic 4 back in 86 my wife's cousin was a Celtic fan & took me to the game .
            After about 45 seconds the Celtic end went crazy & I got knocked off my seat, I said what's happened he said we've just won the 1st throw-in !!
            Crazy game
            Here's the link
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rozF7KpWRq8

            1. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Most of the best games I've seen have been Football league play off semi finals (particularly Leagues One and the Championship) plus knockout stages of the Champions League. There's something about a two legged affair, with or without the away goal factor.

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

                I'm not a great fan of 2 legged games as they tend to follow the pattern of score away & don't concede at home where away goals count double. However as an Everton fan I was fortunate to attend probably the best game ever played at Goodison Park Everton 3 Bayern Munich 1 Cup Winners Cup Semi Final 1985 .Drew 0-0 away & went 1 down at half time but with 50,000 fans & probably only 500 away fans we turned it around in the second half

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Interesting. I'm just starting to get into my football history and Everton's popped up a few times (Dixie Dean of course).

                  But my main recent takeaways are that Everton were a serious force during the 80s that's rarely mentioned due to the obsession with the Premier League era.

                  Everton are the longest serving top tier side in England. Only four seasons spent outside of it I believe

                  1. Ser Davos
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Sorry to slightly go off at a tangent, I'll look up that game

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

              Two for me.

              When Blackburn won the prem at Anfield. That was a perfect storm, Liverpool won, Blackburn won the title, and United didn’t....oh....and King Kenny was elevated to a god for a day. Fantastic.

              The other was Blackburn vs Plymouth in 1974/75.....lst and 2nd in the old division three...Plymouth led 2-0 at half time then Rovers went on to win 5-2...that’s the favourite game of many a Rovers fan.

          5. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            One thing that may come out of this...

            Toilet roll is actually a waste of time and that flushable wipes are the only viable method for the simple act of wiping your arse

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Jeez, how dirty is it?

              1. Ser Davos
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I've had to get the pressure washer out πŸ˜‰

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

                  Bidets are the way to go.

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

              We used wooden sticks 100 years ago. After that newspapers πŸ˜‰

              1. Ser Davos
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Cue a 4 Yorkshireman sketch πŸ™‚

          6. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            New series starts Friday about the birth of the beautiful game here in Lancashire. Looks promising πŸ™‚

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

            1. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yes, fantastic recommendation.

              Fascinating all the pro clubs from Lancashire and the north west that rose up during Victorian/Edwardian England intertwined with the industrial revolution

              1. Ser Davos
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                One thing I try to emphasis to people for them to comprehend...

                This thing we know as association football with it's leagues, rules, points and so on is an incredibly modern phenomenon in its entirety. 4.5 billion years of earth and yet football has been a thing for 150 years. Mind boggling!

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

                  It was originally all about the cup too

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

                Hard to imagine wives being terrified about them choosing a life as a footballer over the mills. Scottish players were hugely instrumental then too.

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  There's so much I don't know that I'm starting to get a grasp on...

                  -was all about the cup, as you say
                  -Englishmen played as individual dribblers
                  -the more malnourished Scots knew they'd have to play pass n move (Scotsh tiki taka)

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

                    Blackburn Rovers early success was virtually all down to imported Scots

                    1. Ser Davos
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Yes and wasn't there another Blackburn that was originally more successful? I'm very early in the stages of learning and research

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

                        Blackburn Olympic were the original team, Rovers soon took over. Nearby Darwen were the original big rivals

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

                          I believe the series takes a bit of poetic licence though and just refers to them both as Blackburn.

                          1. Ser Davos
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Fascinating stuff

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

                    Have you already seen some? Doesn’t start here until Fridsy

                    1. Ser Davos
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      The trailer

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

                        Cool. Not sure how long the series will go on or how far it covers but it says series 1. Many of the original Pro’s were killed during the Great War.

                        1. Ser Davos
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          That reminds me, a fascinating documentary that I stumbled on several years ago about the successful Hearts FC battalion that fought and died during the Great War:

                          https://youtu.be/VLgrhOlVbTE

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

                            No subtitles unfortunately. I’m as deaf as a post πŸ™

                2. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Everyday I thank my lucky stars that we've been born in this astonishing era. The destitution back then that'll be touched upon is a difficult thing to comprehend

                  1. Ser Davos
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Imagine saying to those guys that in a 150 years, their story would be dramatised, streamed and discussed over the internet with handheld devices as the global, multi billion $ sport that is football pulled to an unprecedented halt whilst a virus spreads throughout continents

                    All on a "fantasy" football forum πŸ™‚

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

                      Haha

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

              Yeah. Good post WR.

              I was Lucky enough to grow up in the area that had Blackburn Olympic as it’s local team..and even luckier that these stories were told me as a young lad. It was a major thing in that part of Lancashire.

              The theme of Blackburn being very much in the vanguard of football continued with Lawrence Cotton Story as rich benefactor from the towns industry...coincidentally...Cotton. He took ownership, rebuilt the ground and threw whatever money was needed at Blackburn Rovers to bring the title to Ewood (sorry Jack, you wasn’t the first at Blackburn)....

              https://spartacus-educational.com/BLACKBcotton.htm

              I loved all these stories as a lad....and well done to Netflix...

            1. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-27242287/west-auckland-fc-the-miners-football-team-that-won-big

              You've also got me thinking about the football museum at Preston, Deepdale. Don't suppose you've been?

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

                I missed the opportunity by leaving it too long. It actually closed in 2010 and moved to Manchester in 2012

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Oh, I'm well out the loop

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

                    Hopefully the new series will inspire more to research the history. The Prem isn’t everything πŸ™‚

                    1. Ser Davos
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      British football has its issues with one major final in England's history and Scotland's failure to reach a major tournament in 22 years.

                      But our pyramids? They are an infinite source of interest to be cherished.

                      It's not much consolation to Bury even if they get the phoenix club back up and running BUT Bury will never die. From a Mitchell and Kenyon film v Sheff Utd's Fatty Foulke in 1903 to surviving ahead of Man City in the second tier in 1998... they are every bit a part of this wonderful history and shall remain forever so

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

                        Amen

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

                        Good post. I often comment on these pages about good clubs, and that’s because I know some of the history of the game more than some other folk. You can’t remove that history...and in my eyes they remain as the important clubs they were, and are.

                        Football has a fantastic history once you get past just the prem...

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

              Nice links.

              The big difference between Blackburn and the midlands clubs was the demise of the Cotton trade.

              Blackburn suffered terribly in the Cotton famine and other subsequent depressions in that industry. I suspect the series will concentrate on that aspect. Those Northern clubs, and in paticular the Blackburn clubs started from a very low level....it was a miracle that any of those teams managed to muscle in on the new leagues being formed. They really were seen as the thugs and the great unwashed from the North...even by the midlands clubs.

          7. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Another doc on Scottish football:

            https://youtu.be/NeB4BdsAV_U

            Features Dundee Utd winning at Barcelona and the near merger of the two Dundee clubs

            1. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              English players playing in Scotland post Heysel is another fascinating element too

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

              Did you read the link I posted about Lawrence Cotton?...he brought a lot of the Scottish players down to Blackburn