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World Cup of FPL – Group B

The Fantasy Football Scout World Cup of FPL is now underway and we have another group for you to vote in.

Group A began on Friday, which you can still vote on below and in the sidebar but it’s time to look at Group B.

To remind you, here are the groups in full.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Branislav IvanovicCarlos TevezDidier DrogbaAndrew Robertson
Frank LampardGareth BaleGylfi SigurdssonCristiano Ronaldo
Patrice EvraSteven GerrardHarry KaneEden Hazard
Robin van PersieThierry HenryRomelu LukakuTrent Alexander-Arnold
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
Marcos AlonsoClint DempseyCesc FabregasAlexis Sánchez
Nemanja VidicGareth McAuleyJamie VardyMohamed Salah
Raheem SterlingJohn TerryKevin De BruynePetr Cech
Wayne RooneyLuis SuarezLeighton BainesSergio Aguero

As you can see, we’ve got a tough battle between Carlos Tevez, Gareth Bale, Steven Gerrard and Thierry Henry on our hands.

Take a closer look at each option before voting in the poll below or in the side-bar.

CARLOS TEVEZ

The turn of the decade was when Carlos Tevez played at his Fantasy prime and it was Manchester City that arguably brought out his best.

Following a controversial spell at West Ham (Sheffield United fans look away now), the Argentinian had the privilege of playing alongside Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.

14 goals and six assists in 34 appearances during his debut campaign with the Red Devils was about as good as it got at Old Trafford, but a 2009/10 season with their city rivals unlocked his potential even further.

Tevez was involved in 30 goals that year, scoring 23 himself and registering a further seven assists. After an injury cut the 2011/12 season short for him, he registered 19 goal involvements in 2012/13 before leaving for Italy.

GARETH BALE

Bale began his Fantasy career as a young left-back and set-piece taker at Southampton, made even more attractive when he moved to Spurs and was priced up at £5.0m.

That price proved to be an absolute steal when he was bombing forward as one of the earliest explosive wing-backs that have gone on to be so popular later in the Fantasy history.

However, such was Bale’s advanced positioning, that a switch to a midfield classification did not stop the Welshman from the stuff of Fantasy dreams.

He produced a 195-point haul in 2011/12 and smashed his personal best the following year by scoring 249. In those two years before Real Madrid came along and took him to new heights, Bale was about as essential as it could get.

STEVEN GERRARD

Only two players in the history of FPL made it into more Dream Teams at the end of a campaign than Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool man achieved that feat on five occasions, consecutively between 2005/06 and 2008/09 before having his best-ever campaign in 2013/14.

Gerard’s best season from a Fantasy perspective was 2013/14 when he scored 13 goals, provided 13 assists and scored 205 points in 33 starts. It may have been soured by that infamous slip, but his owners were still happy with his haul across the campaign.

Across 17 league seasons, Gerrard made more than 500 appearances and scored 120 times – a true Premier League and Fantasy great.

THIERRY HENRY

As he left Arsenal in 2007, only a select number of current Fantasy managers will remember what it was like to own devastating forward Thierry Henry.

The Frenchman’s contribution to the Premier League needs no introduction, so it does not take much to imagine just how essential he was at the very beginning of FPL.

Between 2002 and 2006, Henry never scored fewer than 24 goals in a Premier League season and, as many of you will know, he was arguably one of the most creative goal-scorers the English top-flight has ever seen.

For example, when FPL first began in 2002/03, Henry finished the campaign with 24 goals and 25 assists – the stuff of Fantasy legend.

Then, after 30 goals and nine assists the following year, 2004/05 saw Henry net 25 times and provide a further 14 assists for his colleagues.

Not surprisingly, he featured in every Dream Team from 2002/03 to 2004/05, four times in a row and the joint-most of any forward in FPL history.

213 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any chance of some FPL content to help me plan for the rest of this season, please?

    Like many engaged managers, I'm on a slow wildcard here.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Also is there any news on updating the season ticker please?

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Try cm01/02 ?

      This season is a dead end, any news now is pointless

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        As Mike Skinner once said, "Just try stay positive."

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fine line between positivity and reality 😉

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That's what I'm hoping for a well, rather than just the Fantasy Football Scout World Cup rubbish.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The Athletic have just published an article called "5 lessons from the FPL season" and we get dated stuff about retired players to last us 24 to 48 hours.

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

      It's over Virgin.......

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxR8NTW7tCo

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A pessimist is never disappointed, Ogie.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          It's Ógie.

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      We don't know GW1 fixtures yet.

    6. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Congrats, when is the wedding? Very traditional to stay intact for the big day.

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

    Gets popcorn 😮

  3. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    apart from bills i havent even spent £10 in the last fortnight

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      my either, 80% of normal wages should go a long way when we are in lockdown.

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I’d probably put Gerrard last out of that group for FPL, Tevez almost matches Stevie G’s FPL output despite playing 11 seasons (!) fewer

    Gerard was actually a distinctly underwhelming FPL player for the majority of his career (13/14 & 08/09 were two exceptions in a 17 season sample)

    Henry & Bale go through for me

    Henry resoundingly in first place

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      There might also be a typo in the article?

      “Only two players in the history of FPL made it into more Dream Teams at the end of a campaign than Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool man achieved that feat on five occasions, consecutively between 2005/06 and 2008/09”

      There’s surely no way Gerrard could have been in the dream team in 06/07 - he got 9 attacking returns in 36 games that year

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He did. Wasn't even the lowest scoring mid, Arteta also made it in with 178 (Gerrard 180).

        However, I think he made it in 4 times, not 5.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Wow that seems mad - even 180 points seems too high with that output though:

          36 games = 72
          7 goals = 35
          2 assists = 6
          20 cleansheets = 20
          = 133 pre-baps

          He would have needed 47 baps to make the 180!

          Any chance we can get FPL points added as a stat in the members area RAE? It would be worth its weight in gold! 🙂

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It does seem high. I'm going off what FPL Discovery have down, but maybe they got it wrong? I'm wondering if it should be Kuyt instead, his returns look closer to what you'd expect. If you see anything to confirm / deny it, let me know.

            Trying to see if it's possible. It's a little tricky though, quite a few problems to get around.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah I don’t know the exact points but transfrmrkt is a very good site for seeing players statistics by season, by competition by club etc & it gives a very good objective feel for the FPL points players would have gotten without being exact obviously:

              https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/steven-gerrard/detaillierteleistungsdaten/spieler/3109

              FPL points in members area would be huge if you can make it happen!

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Bloody Mark has a page for everything. What a guy.

                It is indeed Gerrard, and he scored 180 pts.

                Gerrard
                LIV
                10.5m
                35 starts
                7 Goals
                6 Assists
                1 Yellow
                0 Reds
                180 Points
                0.97 Bonus per game average

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  FPL crediting him with 4 additional assists that year helps a bit - Pool also got 20 cleansheets so giving him all 20 of those gets him to 143

                  (70 apps points + 35 goals points + 18 assists points + 20 CS points = 143)

                  Which must have left 37 baps courtesy of our old friend the Man In The Stand - would be very tough for a player to harvest 40 baps from just over 10 attacking returns these days 🙂

                  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    He certainly had favourites! I know a lot of people (myself included) complain about the bps system at times but I can't imagine how bad that old system would be if we were to go back to it.

                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Bit late but an interesting one up on Gerrard and MitS's love affair:

                      06/07 Essien (8m midfielder) - 33 Played, 2 Goals, 3 Assists, 46 (!) Bonus points.

                      What on earth. Sure there's more examples, but wow.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        That’s actually incredible - Salah got 44 attacking returns in 17/18 & only managed 26 baps!

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

                        He scored loads but missed more than he scored. Those misses screwed his baps.

                      3. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        I liked the man in the stands system for this reason. It gave a completely seperate way of scoring points.

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

                    https://www.premierleague.com/players/1575/Steven-Gerrard/stats?co=1&se=15

                    83% tackle rate and I seem to remember the Man in the Stand did love him, even when he had an average game. Even as a Pool supporter I loved him as a footballer but never warmed to his 'personality'. I thought a lot of refs were very lenient with him after some cynical challenges, his England status bought him a few hallpasses. In hindsight I can see how his on-pitch arrogance, hatred of losing and aggression made him the great footballer he was. Nice guys finish last!

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Yeah I think the on pitch teamtalk, ensuring it was captured in front of the cameras encapsulated Gerrard better than any other incident - it was always about him first, team second - the fact that it immediately preceded the legendary slip was karma at its worst/best depending on what way you view it

                      Undeniably great player all the same, but still fourth in that particular FPL group for me, maybe joint third with Carlitos, but even that’s a stretch!

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Kuyt was awesome. I'd put Kuyt in this world cup before Stevie G tbh

    2. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Always more exciting in the hole, at least with Masch and Alonso behind him.

    3. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely this.

  5. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Out of loyalty to Utd I’m going Teves

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bale and Henry were decent players too though

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Henry is the stand out player here for those with long enough memories, but I fear he could misses out because of the time that has passed since he played in the PL.

  6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Tough group. Henry and Gerrard

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Went with Henry and Bale. I've no clue what average FPL stats Gerrard had but Henry surely had consistently good points and Bale's last 3 Spurs season's he did great for a midfielder. Tevez was also fairly decent !

  7. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Alright guys, you’ve been crying for days because there’s no footie. Someone I know has met the challenge because her husband and son are professionally soccer mad, off-balance and out of work. How about some competitions and a bit of indoor exercise

    #1 How many C19 keepy uppys? (only regulation ball will be allowed as per FIFA playing rules 🙂

    Soft ball solution for football fans, when there is no opportunity to play without the wife going batty or impacting your investment in IKEA. Regulation size is under 5 and fits most households. #Handmade https://www.instagram.com/p/b9wq2qvglzg/?igshid=bm0lhsq0j0pi

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Henry and bale easily

    Gerrard was extremely overrated and overpriced. Tevez had that awesome 09 10 season but off the field issues always made him a worse fpl an option than he shd have been

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You are having a laugh right!

  9. Big_Bear
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    15 wins on the bounce to remain in the FPL cup. Last two have gone to wire with coin toss

    1. Big_Bear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Any tips on how to be successful at a virtual coin toss?

      1. PastaFasul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Virtual fingers crossed

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        It's a skill mate.
        AND YOU CAN'T TEACH THAT

  10. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bale & Henry for me

    Bdw, thank you FFS 😀

  11. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Told my wife that if this goes on for few months we all going to be fat, hairy and socially akward...
    She told me that I'm already there...

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Number of divorces this year will be like no other.....

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        My wife is absolutely loving all this extra time together. And I obviously agree..... 🙂

      2. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Social distancing in our house is not proving to be a problem!

  12. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The time sure is dragging. Thankfully the clocks change at 1:00 so tomorrow will only be 23 hours long 🙂

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

      It really is!

      Usually the clock change into summer is like Christmas for me, but being stuck inside and temporarily off work, I’m dreading the next few weeks, and months

  13. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Does anyone here owns Football Manager and wants to play it FPL style like those guys here?
    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1243915873984884736?s=20

    If yes than we can find few people and play it all together.
    I can do the math, anyone with FM can show games live on YT. I can post results, points etc here or/and on twitter.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Any entry fee or prizes?

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Im still waiting for FFS make it big for everyone here but after many posts I just gave up.
        Now just want to find anyone to play it for fun. Sadly I dont own FM so cant run it full just by me.
        Also dont need any prize, just want to have fun.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Don't think there is much interest in watching video games for scoring.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Well, Az and David are playing this FPL FM game and FFS show it on YT for us to watch it (not play it).
            So if FFS think its fun to watch than play it must be even better, right??

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Of course, no brainer 😉

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Never mind. Someone finally did something even better.

  14. New Virtual FPL game
    Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Dear FPL friends,

    I have been developing "Virtual FPL": a simulation-based fantasy game, very similar to FPL but with games being simulated. The simulator has been built to take into account actual player and FPL data to statistically generate lineups, subs, attacking movements, shots, injuries, cards etc.

    The basic idea of the game is that you need to pick your team and make your transfers based on your knowledge and interpretation of the simulator results, and your FPL knowledge. Form, suspensions and injuries change how teams lineup and how strong they become as the season goes, so you need to keep an updated eye on how the simulator reacts. You get an initial set of pre-season games that you can go through and analyze.

    This is just 1 game per team, a very small sample size. So, you need to supplement that with more games for the teams/players you're interested in. For that purpose, each manager gets to arrange 5 more friendlies every GW that are uniquely generated to them. Keep the simulation analysis to yourself or work with your friends to scout more teams and get a more collective picture.

    So, if you're interested, please signup (www.livefpl.net/signup) now to begin tinkering with your team

    Quick points:

    - It's a full season with a new set of fixtures that is released here (http://www.livefpl.net/ticker)
    - A set of simulated pre-season friendlies is now available (http://www.livefpl.net/fixtures)
    - After you signup, you will have the usual 'My team', 'Transfers', 'Fixtures' tabs open as well as arranging friendlies.
    - You pick a team with a budget of 100.0, players prices are the updated prices of the current FPL season.
    - GW1 deadline is tentatively on Saturday April 11th, pending that the game development finishes in time
    - You get the same chips as regular FPL.
    - Scoring follows regular FPL
    - No price changes.
    - Every GW, each manager gets to arrange 5 extra friendlies that are generated uniquely to the manager.
    - The goal is to analyze the simulation results to predict outcomes
    - When you arrange a friendly, you can only specify one team, and whether the game is home or away. So you can scout the teams you're interested in.
    - You can fast forward to the end of a simulation result, or follow the game events as they unfold. You will have the highlights report to read through anyways and a list of players that were the most active in attack in the game.
    - The user interface is mostly basic and is intended to make it easier to run the game without spreadsheets and any manual labor.
    Thank you and I hope the game would be a good distraction. I am still working on many other aspects of the game, so please be patient if you face any bugs/issues. You can also follow the game twitter at (www.twitter.com/FplVirtual/)

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I didnt read it yet but Im in! 🙂

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I love it mate. Got my team and Im ready for GW1. Its almost like preseason of real FPL 🙂
        Just got few questions:
        1. To guess lineups I need to check those friendlies and try to predict who will stay in team and who can be benched next game, right?
        But are better players more nailed? Are few blanks affect same for big hitters like Kane or Salah etc and players like Perez, Lamela etc??
        2. Is every GW just at the weekends?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks!

          1- Yes better players are more nailed of course. But you need to confirm with a few friendlies, for example Aguero isn't 100% nailed although he's the better player. So it's a combination of factors.

          2- I am yet to decide when the GWs would be, could be twice a week or everyday, just want to finish developing the game first

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            cheers! great work, cant wait for GW1!

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

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Love it

      Palace just did Arsenal 2-0. You can easily guess the scorers 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        McCarthy & Tekkers ?

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

          50% you can ignore Tekkers - he already has his goal. Ayew though is just a model of consistency

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ohhh.
            I said McCarthy because I'm expecting arsenal to concede a soft goal on corner after a pin ball in the box 😛

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      In GW1 will any injured players be excluded or will all players be fit to be selected for the virtual game?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        All injuries before GW1 won't count. All players are available for GW1. Then if a player is injured in the official games starting GW1, it affects the later GWs

    5. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You sir, are a genius. Kudos.

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

      Ragabooyah!

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

      Can we expect BGWs and DGWs? Considering GW1 BB

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I was thinking of maybe avoiding having DGWs and BGWs for simplicity, so feel free to BB

    8. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just to clarify things, each GW we get in addition to the gw games, 5 friendlies just to analyze the simulater?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes exactly

    9. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Incredible work, RB!

    10. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      How do you change your bench order?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Click on ✖ to toggle players between bench and squad

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Drop one from your team first

    11. JJO
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thats some crazy shait man
      Raga PLManager 🙂

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No really,im astonished

    12. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mad props!

      Signed up 🙂

      How do i make changes now to my squad??

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        My team tab to change between bench and starting 11, Transfers tab to make transfers (unlimited before GW1)

    13. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Signing up!

      You’re the man!

    14. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Do you have to wait for your account to be registered?

      I created a log in but when I tap the log in button it just keeps pinging me back to the log in page?

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ignore me.

        iPhone tried to auto populate your team name into the username section.

        Deleted that and replaced with email address and works fine.

    15. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You diamond, I'm on board, just signed up.

    16. Just-In-Cider
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A bit of fun, cheers I’m in

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

      N1 Raga

      You are the best thing to happen to fpl since Mark Sutherns.

    18. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      wowow

    19. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      @Ragabolly
      I run the simulation three time( by refreshing everytime) and still the score was the same with same scorers. isn't it supposed to be random?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        - Every GW, each manager gets to arrange 5 extra friendlies that are generated uniquely to the manager.
        - The goal is to analyze the simulation results to predict outcomes

    20. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Two friendlies and Gomez didn't start in both, hmm. Guess he is not nailed.

    21. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Genuinely amazing work Raga!!!
      Signed up.

      It won’t let me use my final £0.1m
      Is it trying to teach me something about ‘leaving something in the bank’ or is it a glitch?
      ID 94

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        It does now. Not sure what changed. I tried a bunch of permutations that didn’t work.

        All good now though.
        Thanks

    22. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Also... you made Lord a midfielder!!!!
      How. DARE. You!
      😉

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

        Good spot - will need to check starts but looks value at 4.8.

        Question over how motivated City will be of course. Is the CAS appeal factored in?

    23. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Just had Salah score 4 in a 4-0 demolition of Villa LMAO

      Seems you cannot set a bench order and it just appears in order of GK/DF/MF/FW ?

      Can only see how to swap playing 11 with bench

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Salah perma-(C) for the win!

        I had the same thing de bench order - but if you are creative in how you make swaps in and out of your team, you can re-order the bench accordingly.
        If that makes sense?

    24. Kamara Police
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This could prove a great distraction. Thanks for developing...btw Everton have just been thumped 4-0 at home to Arsenal and Liverpool were 5-0 victors at home to Norwich...

    25. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      brilliant work, just signed up
      how do you sort bench order? as it says "drop one from team first" cheers anyone

    26. Tigers Time
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Morning Ragabolly
      I set up an account this morning but it won't allow me to pick a team - it keeps going back to the log in page.
      When I put my details in again the log in page just keeps appearing.
      Am I waiting for an email to confirm my registration?
      Cheers and thanks.

    27. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This is truly unreal Ragabolly, amazing work here.

    28. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ragabolly; when are the next pre-season friendlies scheduled for?
      On the Friendlies tab it says 'NEW FRIENDLIES RELEASED TWICE IN PRE-SEASON'

      Thanks so much for pulling this together - I'm stupidly excited about this starting.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        They are available now 🙂

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Roger that!

    29. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      For anyone giving Ragabolly’s FPL simulation game a go, here is a matrix for the first 8 gameweeks - good luck! 🙂

      https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1246412370576052224?s=21

    30. Mullered in Maenam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hi Ragabolly

      Something a little strange has just happened, when I logged in to the site it came up with my name but a different ID number. My ID is 150 but it's now saying it's 232 and a completely different team from mine has appeared in the 'My Team' section. Also the 10 friendlies are all different. I just contacted my mate and he has the same issue.

      Just a glitch or re-do my team with the new ID number?

      Many thanks

      Johnny

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-marcus-rashford-injury-17998853

    Can’t wait for this fella to get back - was on a seriously upward trajectory across recent seasons until the injury

    Paired with Bruno he should only get better

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Utd legend

  16. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why did Torres not make the cut for the FPL World Cup? Between 2007 and 2010 he was the go-to premium forward

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Recency bias, probably not many nominated him.

      Plus he was injury prone after the 07/08 season.

      Himself and Gerrard worked well together.

      https://www.premierleague.com/players/3420/Fernando-Torres/stats?co=1&se=-1

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      His first season was pretty good (24G in 33 apps) but that was the year CR7 went nuts with 38 returns & Adebayor also had a blinder that year

      Torres’ output then unfortunately dropped off a cliff after that first season

      Only 2 career seasons over 15 goals & only one season over 20 goals + never more than 5 assists a season whilst at pool

      Only player I’ve ever seen to have Vidic regularly rattled though - he was Nemanja’s nightmare

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

        Quite a few strikers had the better of Vidic. If you watch Neville's soccer box episode (with Carra I think), they mention how Liverpool and other teams targeted Vidic as a weakness because he was rash and often made poor decisions. That's not to say he wasn't a top defender though, he was.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Torres was the only one who could inspire that volume of red cards in the big man though

          But it’s understandable for me why Torres isn’t in this competition all things considered

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

          All Vidic was good at was tugging shirts and he had a fantastic spinning elbow. One of the dirtiest players i have ever seem in an era where UTD got a free run to do as they pleased At least Vinny Jones was likable with it and did it in style 😆

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Hard to believe they got him for just £9m, definitely one of Fergie’s better signings

            He was the perfect foil to Rio - Rio had the silk, the class, the brains, Vidic had the aggression, the steel, the brawn

            What a partnership

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

    Rashford on his way back.. Kane too.. things are going to get very juicy if this season is resumed.

    It's still very hypothetical (when has that ever stopped brainy folk on this site); if the season resumes, what does the season ticker and comparison tool look like for the remainder of the season?

    Clearly we don't know what order games would occur in, but, are Sheffield and Villa assets a bargain because they have an extra ~10% play time remaining in the season, or do they suffer vsX?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The current Season Ticker for weeks 30-38 shouldn't be too far off. I think a BGW (which is what's currently shown for 31) is treated as roughly equivalent to the toughest possible fixture. Villa might rise slightly but still be near the bottom. SHU would be maybe slightly above average.

      Even once it's updated, the Season Ticker could be somewhat misleading given that different teams have more or less to play for. Teams might actually rather have Liverpool and Man City left on their schedule than Man Utd and Chelsea, who will have to fight for top 4.

      I'm not planning on having any Villa. I don't currently have any SHU but might get Lundstram back in.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Villa's fixtures are awful no matter how many they have.

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers Epic and MLS. As you say the season ticker may offer little value given the individual teams' goals, but given the duration of break it'll be like a new season anyway, so such underlying indications may still be a helpful tool.

  18. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    So this is what our Saturday's are now like.

    Just another Groundhog Day. 🙂

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Auba+Sarr TO KDB+DCL?

    Henderson
    TAA B.Williams Cahill
    Mane Salah Bruno Sarr
    Jiminez Auba Jota

    Bench:McCarthy,Boly,Fleck,Lascelles

    Have 0 ITB and just BB remaining

  20. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which one would you ask for a holiday payment on first?

    A. Mortgage
    B. Car
    C. Other house hold bills

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

      The one you need the most I suppose

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Probably need my house most I guess lol

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Depends.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rent... But A I guess

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Uefa boss says that the last chance to finish this season is at the beginning of next season.

    I'm pretty confident they will do all they can to finish this season. Tired of scaremongerers on this site.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good chance it will be voided.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What will happen to FPL in that case ?
        Will they show the history of this season ?
        Players stats etc.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I think the leagues wipl be finished whenever it is safe to play

      Bit can see ucl europa being voided altogether

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Fake
        He had 20points that GW
        Not even sure there was TC chip then

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He didn't say that at all. He said it's a possibility not that it's the last chance

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just seeing greatest achievements on FPL twitter. This was awesome some use of a TC.

    https://twitter.com/DavidRW97/status/1243971374420557824/photo/1

    1. JJO
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Look up 🙂

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Haa. What season was that? Was wondering about 31 points in a GW, goals and assists.

        1. JJO
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          16/17 i think
          also have screenshot from that gw ( scored 179 🙂 )

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nope. There will be no matches until we're over the peak. It could be August before they restart. They will finish it.

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

        Lol source?

        They not going to destroy next season. That would cost them even more money

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

      Journalists know no more or less than you and I. The only information we can go off is the PL statement which referred to an indefinite extension of this season.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Possibly - the “indefinite extension” cleverly keeps the heat off the premier league in the short term whilst still allowing them to void it if/when it becomes necessary to trade off 38 games of TV money for 20/21 vs 9 games of TV money for 19/20

      Will be harsh on teams like Wolves, Sheffield Utd, West Brom, Leeds etc, but you’re never going to please everyone in these exceptional circumstances

      Even finishing it means nothing now anyways - teams have switched off, players fitness has gone, sponsors will change, players & staff will leave when their contracts expire in a couple months

      The season unfortunately looks effectively closer to being dead with each passing day

      Hopefully they can do something to save it though

  23. RealVirg
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What a movie: Uncut Gems

    Only film that I enjoy with Adam Sandler in it!

    Anyone have a better film on Netflix?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      My tip is First Reformed. Its a brilliant film but not everyone's cuppa and I'm a big fan of the director.
      I really liked Uncut Gems - didn't see that ending too. Not the easiest watch but an intelligent film.

      1. RealVirg
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I don't bet on sports but I was really gunning for him at the end (pardon the pun)

        Only played with my mobile 3x whilst watching it, very good!

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

      The Invisible Guest

      It's in Spanish but use subs, might dubbed in English as well.

  24. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    My first FPL season was 2006/2007 so I have little memory of Henry as an FPL asset but looking at those stats, it's not even a debate that Henry wins group B and probably the whole thing!

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I note that a number of sporting stars have made considerable donations to help in the fight against Covid-19 but I haven't heard of many footballers doing the same. Apart from Pep, Messi and Ronaldo, I haven't heard of any other footballers making any donations.

    The UK government are proposing to pay 80% of the wages of those poor people who are now out of a job. Given that the country is supposed to be in a deficit, I do wonder where this money will come from which will be millions. I personally think that footballers should be made to pay for it from their disgustingly high wages.

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Footballers can't be singled out as a unique group. There are many other high earners commercially . Thinking that the problem will be solved by highly paid footballers donating a portion of wages is delusional.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I can't think of many who earn as much money as footballers in terms of the UK and there are hundreds of them! The average wage for a premier league footballer is around 50k - 100k per week! Think of how many ventilators that could buy.

        And there are other sports players around the world particularly in America who earn even more. It's times like this when it sickens me to the core to think of the money these cretins are making for kicking or throwing a ball around or hitting a piece of rubber around with a stick!

    2. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I really think you need to go and do a lot more reading. BBC news would be a good starting place.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I read the BBC News site every day.

  26. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just realised, it is the international break this week.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      How on earth could you not of known that?

  27. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ran a quiz tonight with 7 people (over Zoom) using myquiz.org (free site)

    If you sign up and want to run one similar, feel free to use my questions 🙂

    https://myquiz.org/q/f3ce7386-e871-47ac-9e96-e791f3089bb8

    I spent a long time making this, so hopefully it will go down well if you run a quiz of your own!

    Hope you are all keeping well.

  28. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Was determined to start the season with Jim and just hold him season long but when the fixture computer spat out that run of fixtures I just couldn’t do it.

    Will confess I haven’t paid much attention to form in the friendlies but this is my current thinking. Too rich in midfield? Bench too weak?

    Pope Button
    TAA Taylor Egan Kiko Ngakia
    Mane KdB Fernandes Rich Barnes
    Vardy DCL Nketiah

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Jim is fixture proof.

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

      I'd rather have Jimenez than the Everton double up.

      Rich and Nketiah to Saka and Jimenez

  29. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    https://fmdataba.com/8/p/273796/steven-gerrard/

    KdB on steroids.