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World Cup of FPL – Group C

Our World Cup of FPL is well underway as we bring you another vote to consider.

We’ve already had our first dramatic exit from the competition, as Steven Gerrard was eliminated from Group B while pre-tournament favourite Frank Lampard won Group A.

Those groups are now closed but Group C has been opened up and you can vote either in the footer of this article or on the website’s sidebar.

To remind you, here are the groups in full, with the current results included.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
1. Frank Lampard1. Thierry Henry1. Harry Kane1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Robin van Persie2. Gareth Bale2. Didier Drogba2. Trent Alexander-Arnold
3. Branislav Ivanovic3. Steven Gerrard3. Gylfi Sigurdsson3. Eden Hazard
4. Patrice Evra4. Carlos Tevez4. Romelu Lukaku4. Andrew Robertson
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
1. Wayne Rooney1. Luis Suarez1. Kevin De Bruyne1. Sergio Aguero
2. Marcos Alonso2. John Terry2. Leighton Baines2. Mohamed Salah
3. Raheem Sterling3. Clint Dempsey3. Jamie Vardy3. Alexis Sánchez
4. Nemanja Vidic4. Gareth McAuley4. Cesc Fabregas4. Petr Čech

As you can see, we’ve now got a tough battle between Didier Drogba, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.

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

DIDIER DROGBA

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was at his Fantasy-best towards the back-end of the so-called ‘noughties’ and turn of the decade, earning a place in three end-of-season Dream Teams between 2006/07 and 2010/11.

The Ivory Coast international’s appeal was, like the best Fantasy forwards, his ability to rack up the goals but also to provide them for others.

2005/06 was when he first took off, scoring 12 times and adding 14 assists before ranking among the best forwards in the Premier League with a 20-goal season in 2006/07 – his first Dream Team appearance.

The other two came in 2009/10 and 2010/11. In the first of those two campaigns, Drogba was involved in a staggering 42 goals, scoring 29 of his own and assisting another 13 in 32 appearances.

GYLFI SIGURDSSON

Gylfi Sigurdsson may be enduring a rather forgetful 2019/20 campaign as a Fantasy asset, but he has provided plenty of joy down through the years.

The Icelandic international burst onto the scene with a 102-point score in 2011/12 during a loan spell from 1899 Hoffenheim at Swansea.

Initially priced at just £5.0m, Sigurdsson scored seven goals and added a further five assists in just 18 appearances.

He dropped off the radar for a couple of years as his impressive form earned a move to Spurs, but time spent as a mid-priced midfielder earned him back-to-back season scores in the 70s.

Only upon returning to Swansea did Sigurdsson rediscover his mojo. Back down to £6.0m in 2014/15, he scored 154 points from seven goals, 10 assists, nine clean sheets and 19 bonus.

Sigurdsson just got better and better each year at the Liberty Stadium, scoring 158 points as a £7.5m option in 2015/16 and a whopping 181 at the same price point in 2016/17.

After a stuttered start at Everton, Sigurdsson scored 13 goals and assisted six times to register a 182-point season in 2018/19, earning his first-ever appearance in the Dream Team.

HARRY KANE

Recent injuries may have made many of us forget, but for long periods of the last six years, Harry Kane has been a lynchpin of our Fantasy teams.

The Spurs striker made a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014/15 when, priced up at just £5.0m, he registered 28 attacking returns (21 goals and seven assists).

Included in that was a memorable haul in a 5-3 New Year’s Day win over Chelsea, in which he scored twice and provided a further two assists.

By the end of that campaign, Kane had risen to £6.0m and for the beginning of 2015/16, Official FPL hiked it further still, up to £9.5m.

But even at that price, Kane was still excellent value, registering another 28 attacking returns, winning the Golden Boot and then defending that title with 29 goals as a premium striker the following year (£11.0m).

2017/18 saw Mohamed Salah come to the Premier League and wrestle that title from him but that season will forever be known as the Salah/Kane year, as the Tottenham man (now priced at £12.5m) regularly vied for the captaincy on his way to another 29-goal campaign.

Only four Premier League players have strung together four consecutive Dream Team appearances and one of them is Kane, who achieved that feat between the 2014/15 and 2017/18 seasons.

ROMELU LUKAKU

While many of our World Cup finalists achieved their success at one club, it is to Romelu Lukaku’s credit that he was able to command strong ownership at several.

The Belgian first made a name for himself as he scored 17 goals and assisted a further seven as a £6.5m striker at West Bromwich Albion in 2012/13.

Elevated to an £8.0m option on loan at Everton the following year, Lukaku registered a 168-point haul from 15 goals, nine assists and 21 bonus.

A slight dip in 2014/15 was followed up by a debut Dream Team campaign in 2015/16 as Lukaku scored 185 points from 18 goals, seven assists and 25 bonus.

2016/17 was when the then-Everton man peaked with a truly exceptional campaign. Starting at £9.0m, Lukaku bagged 25 goals, assisted six, claimed 33 bonus, smashed his personal best to score 221 points and earn a second Dream Team appearance in a row. Some may remember a humongous haul in a 6-3 win over Bournemouth when Lukaku scored four goals in one match.

His Fantasy relevance may have dwindled since joining (and then leaving) Manchester United but he scored 28 goals across two seasons there, starting his first at blistering pace before going off-the-boil under Jose Mourinho.

143 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    The weakest group for me. Probably Drogba and Kane, but I think there's players who miss out in other groups who win this group.

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

      Agreed

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I agree.

      Group B for me was the group of death.

      This is the sort of group Brazil always gets in the World Cup finals.

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Watched a long interview with Lukasz Fabianski a while ago.
    He was asked which PL striker he didnt like to play against the most ?
    Polish goalie without doubt pointed out Didier Drogba adding that on his day Chelsea forward was unplayable destroying defences with ease.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Well he played for Arsenal who had a pathetic defense at the time and always got bullied by strong strikers like Drogba. Drogba was a beast dont get me wrong but he always had easy picking against the mentally weak Arsenal sides.

  3. Steve McCroskey
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Completely off topic but can anyone recommend any good single player games to download for my PS4 to get me through isolation? I've played a lot of the big names already (Uncharted 4, RDRII, GTA V). I've just recently completed Resident Evil 2 remake and really enjoyed that. Any suggestions? I prefer story driven games to multiplayer stuff. Heard a lot of good things about Horizon Zero Dawn.

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

      Inside.

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Played it! Great game

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

          How about Valiant Hearts: The Great War? It's only 4 quid if you haven't played it.

          As you can probably tell I quite like simple arcade games.

          The Last Of Us if you like Uncharted, though I'm guessing you've probably already played that if you've got a PS Plus subscription.

          1. Steve McCroskey
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Yep played Last of Us. Valiant Hearts looks interesting, I'll look into it thanks! Just found Journey for £4 so downloading that at the moment

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The Witcher Wild Hunt.

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Also heard lots of positives about this but worried it will be too much like an RPG which I'm not hugely into

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          It is I'm affraid.

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Or you can have my kids for few weeks - story based survival with elements of horror.

        1. Steve McCroskey
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Haha!

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think on Friday you can get Resident Evil 3 Nemesis.

    4. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The Outer Worlds, and obviously Yakuza 0 if you've never played it

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Oldie. Planetscape Torment

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Great game but not for someone who don't like RPG's.

        Baldurs Game saga and above title are ones of very best games in history along with HOMM3 - obviously in my opinion.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I’d add in original Deus Ex. Probs showing my age here 🙂

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Yep 🙂

            Sid Meiers Civiliaziation 2 was great too.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Love all the Civ games - they’re the only ones I play nowadays as a semi-responsible adult. Odd choice I guess given how addictive they are and one game can take a couple of days out of your life.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Civilisation 5 is like the game version of Heroin - its just toooo moreish

                Ghandi still always launching those nukes the little rascal 🙂

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Shadow of the Tomb Raider
      Rise of the Tomb Raider
      Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series
      Civilization 5/6 is always a good games to lose a few months of your life playing.

      The new DOOM game looks incredable and i think it will be the best game of 2020 but that is just a guess as i have not brought it yet.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Presume you've tried Last Of Us Remastered?

      It's like Uncharted 4 but with zombies set in a world decimated by a global pandemic - I loved every minute of it & have replayed several times now, can't wait for the long awaited sequel next month - it also has what must be one of the most affecting stories ever in a game - the script really could have been used for a hollywood blockbuster... its no coincidence that HBO are currently making a TV series which hopefully lives up to the quality of the game

      Horizon Zero Dawn is also fantastic but in a very different way, the story is less of a selling point, and its much brighter/faster but still has some superb strategic elements to the combat & the amount of ways you can plan to take down the mechancial dinosaurs is so much fun

      Fallout games are also FAN-TASTIC but I'm sure you've tried those too... I still remember emerging from the Vault for the firs time in Fallout 3 - one of the most jaw dropping moments in gaming history - and it still plays well today. Fallout New Vegas was a great sequel, and Fallout 4 was also enjoyable

      Metal Gear Solid V was a great early release game for PS4 - still looks fantastic today, if you haven't tried it you're in for a treat

      God of War is supposed to be very good - I've just started it & its decent so far!

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks for this. Have played Last of Us, which was great. As is God of War. Really enjoyed Fallout 3 but Fallout 4 became too repetitive and never finished it. Never tried any of the MGS series so something to consider.

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

        Last of Us looks epic and i would probably love it but they never released it on the PC which is a deal breaker for me as i made the leap from PS4 to PC sometime ago and have not looked back since.

        Horizon Zero Dawn is not out on PC yet but i might give it a try in the Summer when it is due for release.

        Never gave Fallout a try for some reason but i have mates that are into it and they love it.Might give it a go sometime soon now that i have some time on my hands.Always loved Metal Gear Solid on the PS too so that is another one i might check out.

        Cheers Max,a few new entries to my Steam wishlist that i will check out when the price is right. 🙂

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

          Yeah I think PC gaming is the way to go to be honest & has been for years - I was looking at building one before this whole virus thing kicked in but that’s obviously on the back burner now

          I used to play a lot (too much) of championship manager, football manager, civilisation, the half life’s, command & conquer etc on PC - strategy games & FPS’s are about 900% better with a mouse & keyboard... and that’s before you even get to the better graphics & slower loading times etc!

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

            Don't be fooled by the Play Station's low initial entry price,they will just bleed you slowly after that.PS+ is pretty expensive in the long run and the games on the platform are also more expensive.The likes of Steam have a way better deals and none of this PSPlus crap.

            You have a lot more elbow room with a PC setup to do more.I recently made the switch to an ultrawide monitor after mulling over it for sometime and i have to admit it is pretty epic for some games and even everyday tasks like lurking on ffs while having 5 or 6 other things going on simultaneously.You just couldn't power such a beast with a normal PC or PS.

            It is expensive to build a decent PC from scratch alright but after that you should be good to go for years and when it finally starts to show it's age then just buy a new GPU and CPU and you are back in action again.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Most people dont have a place to have a proper PC setup though. I wish I did but I dont. Consoles are just so much more accessible for most people.

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      For me Bloodborne is the best video game of all time. As I also prefer story driven games and there is no plot as in other games, the lore of the world is unbelievably complex and insteresting. I even liked more Dark Souls 1 (Dark Souls 3 is also great) from the same studio but many people praise Bloodborne more.

      As for other games, Persona 5 Royal has fantastic story, but it is a very long and some dungeons can be very repetitive and they have to be completed. Even despite this, for me it was one of the best games I've ever played. It is sometimes very Japaneish though...

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks Frank. I thought about Bloodborne but slightly terrified about whether it will be too difficult, I know that and the Souls series are notorious. Had a look at Persona 5 but looked a little too whacky for my liking!

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          About Persona - yeah, understandable! The expereince may differ among players but in my opinion Bloodborne was significantly easier than Dark Souls. I think the most difficult part is getting used to the mechanics of the game and combat. On of the reasons why Dark Souls can be more difficult for new players is more complex equipment and character leveling, as well as lack of guide - playing with underleveled character in this game could be especially difficult I can imagine! Bloodborne is more simple in this terms I think.

          I found it always great about those games that you know what you did wrong and that the death could be avoided. I never felt the game was unfair to me. But yes - it is challenging at times - the sense of achievement is very well worth it though in my opinion.

    9. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The Witcher 3. Thank me later.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Reading your other replies.. Yes its an RPG but tbh you really have to absolutely hate RPGs to dislike it. Friend of mine whos hardly played RPGs, prefer the likes of Counter Strike GTA and Red Dead Redemption downloaded it on my recommendation and absolutely loved it.

        There are good reasons why its often seen as the best game for the PS4 and one of the top games ever made.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Better than RDR2 in your opinion?
          I do have it, just never had the time to properly play it.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Personally I think its better but I can see arguments for both. Im probably a bit biased as Ive always loved open world RPGs. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind probably my favorite game ever and The Witcher is like a more streamlined more accessible modern version of that in many ways.

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

            Started playing the Witcher 3 but put it back down after the first few days as just couldn’t get into the feel of it - will hopefully go back to it eventually though as it is obviously a masterpiece

            Finally completed RDR2 the other day, but put it down & came back to it several times - it’s a massive commitment to finishing it, but very well done & would try another play through again some time in future

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

        Just started playing it, heard nothing but good things

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Siggy and Lukaku have trolled me big time over the seasons

  5. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lukaku and Kane

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    No free FTs now?

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

      Come again?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I expected another FT unless GW31 is still playing out? 😆

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      GW32 deadline isn't til the weekend. Currently it's an imaginary International break.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Has GW31 finished? Expected another FT after it

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

          You should have one additional FT since the Gameweek 31 deadline - which was Friday 20th March at 19:00.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Didn’t get 1. Had 1 already and it stayed on 1

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

              Your FPL I.d no?

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Perhaps I’m getting confused but I believe I should have 2 now as I only used subs recently to not lose the FT. 55322

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  By subs I mean transfers 🙂

                2. Legomané
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Peculiar.
                  You made 0 transfers GW30, 1 in GW31.

                  Unless your transfer page shows a transfer having being made in GW32 (only you can view your up to date transfer page) you should have 2FT just now.

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    It doesn’t. I think FPL have stopped giving FTs? That’s what a few comments on here suggest too

                  2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Yeah you should be on 2.

                    Are you using the app? If so maybe it's that. It is pretty crap.

                    If it's the website can you post a screen print?

                    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Ok just read other people talking about this. I should only be on 1 myeslf so wouldn't be able to tell.

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

      Same with me!

      Should have 2FT only have 1

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

      Mystery solved 🙂
      Transfer made on 24th March midway between the GW31 deadline and your query on here.
      You should be back up to 2FT now Rafa, unless you’ve made one or more transfers since yesterday’s deadline!

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yep we are, cheers. There’s so many prices last few days. What is going on?

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

          Good, good.
          No idea re prices, I'm as surprised as you are!

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Great. Cheers mate. All very confusing. No idea why they don’t just pause the game

  7. Renegade3
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    FT's seem to be on hold. And the week doesn't need to be over, you should've gotten one (FT) after the deadline. Which I didn't, nor anyone else I know.
    Maybe someone out there has an explanation for this.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Look above

      1. Renegade3
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ahh, got it now. Thanks!

  8. Puncheon Guly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Once this little world cup is done, I'd like to see (let's face it, we've got plenty of time), a world cup celebrating those short term Fpl Legends, like:
    Amr Zaki's goalscoring run
    Harry Kane's 4.5m double and assist against Chelsea
    Clint Dempsey's Hattrick

    I'm sure there are many more

  9. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Looks like FPL have shut up shop

    No more Free Transfers

    1. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I just did a free transfer Fleck -> Sarr

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ?

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I also didn’t get my next FT. Should have two but I only have one

    4. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wasn't this due to be an international break for the Euro 2020 playoffs? Scotland were meant to play Israel. It's just a long GW, next deadline is 4th April

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        ^This

    5. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I got my free transfer and used it on 22 March, or am I missing something? I didn't make a transfer in GW31. Is that why?

  10. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    The news story we've all been waiting for:

    1. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak.

      Dr Daniel Reardon, a research fellow at a Melbourne university, was building a necklace that sounds an alarm on facial contact, when the mishap occurred on Thursday night.

      The 27 year-old astrophysicist, who studies pulsars and gravitational waves, said he was trying to liven up the boredom of self-isolation with the four powerful neodymium magnets.

      “I have some electronic equipment but really no experience or expertise in building circuits or things,” he told Guardian Australia.

      “I had a part that detects magnetic fields. I thought that if I built a circuit that could detect the magnetic field, and we wore magnets on our wrists, then it could set off an alarm if you brought it too close to your face. A bit of boredom in isolation made me think of that.”

      However, the academic realised the electronic part he had did the opposite – and would only complete a circuit when there was no magnetic field present.

      “I accidentally invented a necklace that buzzes continuously unless you move your hand close to your face,” he said.

      “After scrapping that idea, I was still a bit bored, playing with the magnets. It’s the same logic as clipping pegs to your ears – I clipped them to my earlobes and then clipped them to my nostril and things went downhill pretty quickly when I clipped the magnets to my other nostril.”

      Reardon said he placed two magnets inside his nostrils, and two on the outside. When he removed the magnets from the outside of his nose, the two inside stuck together. Unfortunately, the researcher then attempted to use his remaining magnets to remove them.

      “At this point, my partner who works at a hospital was laughing at me,” he said. “I was trying to pull them out but there is a ridge at the bottom of my nose you can’t get past.

      “After struggling for 20 minutes, I decided to Google the problem and found an article about an 11-year-old boy who had the same problem. The solution in that was more magnets. To put on the outside to offset the pull from the ones inside.

      “As I was pulling downwards to try and remove the magnets, they clipped on to each other and I lost my grip. And those two magnets ended up in my left nostril while the other one was in my right. At this point I ran out of magnets.”

      Before attending the hospital, Reardon attempted to use pliers to pull them out, but they became magnetised by the magnets inside his nose.

      “Every time I brought the pliers close to my nose, my entire nose would shift towards the pliers and then the pliers would stick to the magnet,” he said. “It was a little bit painful at this point.

      “My partner took me to the hospital that she works in because she wanted all her colleagues to laugh at me. The doctors thought it was quite funny, making comments like ‘This is an injury due to self-isolation and boredom.’”

      At the hospital, a team of two doctors applied an anaesthetic spray and manually removed the magnets from Reardon’s nose.

      “When they got the three out from the left nostril, the last one fell down my throat,” he said. “That could have been a bit of a problem if I swallowed or breathed it in, but I was thankfully able to lean forward and cough it out … Needless to say I am not going to play with the magnets any more.”

      Medical records from the emergency department said that Reardon did not have difficulty breathing, and denied the presence of further magnets up his nose.

      The astrophysicist told Guardian Australia he had ruled out further experiments with the magnets and face-touching, and would find other ways to pass the time while at home.

      “I’m actually getting a lot of work done,” he said. “Working remotely is not that bad. We are also renovating our house, so I am building shelves, making furniture and doing some tiling.”

      1. PastaFasul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Good laugh, thanks!

  11. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Assuming the season resumes, is triple - or even double - Liverpool a good idea?

    Liverpool will get the two wins they need for the title and then blood the youngsters and give fringe players game time.

    With the season already tainted by coronavirus, I can't see Klopp being interested in breaking records and playing his strongest team for the last 9 games .... especially when the games are expected to be played thick and fast and in a very short period of time.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Well you have to guess what you think Klopp will do/want, but that's all it is, a guess. Unless he gives us some clues beforehand.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Isn't half of FPL guessing what managers will do before hand?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah but guessing whether a manager will care due to a previous coronavirus outbreak is a bit different. We don't have anything to base the guess on. If he still cares about winning every game then 3 Liverpool players will be all good, if he doesn't then 3 will be a waste.

        2. Rhinos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          no, fpl is about gettting writers to tell you what to do so you can hold them to account when they get it wrong. It's actually a bit of a scandal that none of these pro's have done an article on Klopp's post pandemic thoughts yet

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            My thoughts exactly.

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Win the title and start rotating/preparing for next season makes sense to me. Give players some time off then bed them in again for a mini pre season before 20/21 season starts.

      I'm not sure Klopp is too bothered by records. Like Pep's 100+ point record, they wouldn't get the credit they deserve anyway - mainly due to nostalgia of course. It's more of a fan thing to say our team was better than yours etc.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Got feeling he will go for it,chasing history but maybe i am wrong.

        Think Salah/Mane/VVD will play every game,maybe Salah for best goalscorer again who knows.

        1. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Maybe so. Suppose it depends on the amount of time between GW38 of this season and GW1 of next season.

          I rather get 20/21 season off to a flier and look to retain the title early doors etc.

        2. Soto Ayam
          3 months, 4 days ago

          If season does resume, pretty sure klopp will want to continue his team's style. Can't see him relenting as he knows it wouldn't be fair. Think he'll wanna maintain the ethos the he's installed.

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Fair point. But if there's only a month between this season finishing and next season starting, it'd be naive to play full throttle football with your best XI when you've already won the title.

            1. Soto Ayam
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah, so many things to account for in this unprecedented season. whatever happens, it's gonna be a fun ride. Can't help but think that when it all resumes, all previous form will be scratched, like everyone's starting a fresh, but like everyone else, who knows?

            2. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Good point. If there is a short gap between the end of this season and the start of next season, then he might treat the last 5 games or so as a mini preseason .... and rotate accordingly.

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Two strikers with good first touch 😛

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      What do you make of Kane? Does strike me the type of signing United would make. Although I think it would happen next summer as opposed to this.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        United need to offload Martial if they want to buy a top striker.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Nahh
          Offloading Pogba Sanchez would allow United to sign 1/2 of big deals

          1. ppv
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            What club is going to pay decent transfer fee for either of those flops on astronomical wages?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Sanchez should go to China. Free Transfer. Removes 500k per week wages.

              Pogba can either stay or get sold to RM or Juventus. His agent is a madman. Can find him a good deal. Not sure about££ United will get but it'll remove Pogba from dressing room & wage bill so win win IMO.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes
        He'll cost too much ££ IMHO.
        I'd rather get a poacher instincts guy instead of Kane. An out N out 9.

        With all due respect to his supreme ability, he is getting injured every season now for considerable amount of time !

        1. STHH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I think not having Pogba and Sanchez around this season has been a really positive influence on the squad. Everyone playing wants to play for United. Sanchez hasn't had a good season for three years and he's turning 32 this year. The only problem is that all of these big-money transfers are off now given the pandemic - no clubs can afford them so offloading them will be tough. There's no way I'd swap out McTominay and Martial for Pogba and Sanchez.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Exactly !
            I can see Sanchez going to China. Pogba will be pain in the as. though 😀

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            The players maybe average, but are playing for the jersey at least !

            McTomnay/Greenwood/James etc ...

  13. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I genuienly believe FPL will play GWs 35-38 adherring to the GW deadlines.

    It's a free game. The PL won't focus resources on a fantasy game when they're trying to get reality moving.

    Their focus is obviously getting the PL finished.

    Which is totally understandable in the difficult circumstances.

    Stay safe all. x

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      To be fair I don't think the main team that deals with FPL are a dedicated FPL/Web resource. Nothing extra required.

      That being said, I still think you're right in that the GWs will remain exactly how they are regardless.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        So all games in GW38 if played?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yep. Exactly that. Everything points towards it.

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            But if the new fixture dates haven't been announced by then GW38 will close as currently scheduled.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              The GW deadline is 1 hour before the first game, so it will just be open until whenever that game is. Presumably.

              1. JohnnyRev7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Understood. It's GW38 (All times in GMT):

                15:00 - Deadline
                16:00 - GW38
                18:00 - GW over

                IF no extra fixtures have been scheduled by then, and FPL continue as they have, then that's FPL over no matter what the PL do in reality afterwards. Make sense?

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      its why im trying to maximise my 1st XI with free transfers coz all the bench boost hoarding scum could be in for a treat

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If they are so busy with reality, they might leave it to the web guys to decide. So who knows.

  14. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What is this terrible quiz teasing on FPL site.

    Why they dont say what will be happen if season is played out or postponed.

    Corona most important thing now but they can say we will add GWs beyond GW38 or we wont add.

    Big GW38 or not.

    Season OR stays or void if season canceled etc.

    Stay safe

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      It depends on PLs plan and how they would complete the season. Once that's confirmed, which probably won't be soon, FPL will act swiftly.

  15. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    BREAKING: Burnley manager Sean Dyche is open to finishing the Premier League season behind closed doors, with a 'World Cup-style' tournament. (Telegraph)

    It's going to be like a piñata exploding with all the points up for grabs. I feel sorry for myopic FPL managers like FPL General and LTFPL Andy who blew their Wildcard early. The patient FPL managers will be richly rewarded.

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Don't think you can change the rules 75% of the way through a tournament. Too much money at stake and too many many lawyers waiting in the wings.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Well done everyone who saw Coronavirus coming.

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

        Hmmm, too many beefburgers can effect your judgement I reckon.

    3. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      glossing over the fact that you seem to be implying we should have predicted a pandemic why does having a wildcard matter? Got 7ft to use

  16. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lol at everyone falling out with their internet friends. No hope for people couped up together:D

  17. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I genuinely see only two solutions in reality:

    1. Season null and void. Prepare for next season. (Tough on LIV).

    2. Play all games behind closed doors in santised stadiums. (I sense the players don't wont this and all ready on the beach).

    Hard times for the PL. I'd hate to be the one who had make the decision.

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

      The players have no choice, they get paid millions for playing football, not sunning on the beach.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        They do. Within their employment contracts (like all of us working) there will be a Health and Safety clause, basically translated as:

        "My employer will not put me in a situation where I will die."

        If workers refuse to work because of the health risks involved, their employment contract will stand up in a Court of Law.

        They're all on the beach. Sadly.

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      My English writing is getting terrible. I'm translating German into English and forgetting to add the conjunctions. Apologises.

      As per Wild Rover's observation; I'm off to fall out with the voices in my head. Call it cabin fever. 😉

    3. Tim Canterbury
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      They can’t flout government rules on gatherings just because the PL want their tv money. Simple as that. The PL need to take a hit just like everyone else has. The trouble is they’ve got used to the billions rolling in and rely on it

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      if the public are not to gather in groups of more than 2, then how do you play a game of football that needs probably 300 people ?

      How do you reconcile one rule for football and another rule for the rest of the public ?

      It’s just greed about money

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Decent chance of Covid passports by June anyway I’d imagine

        I also wouldn’t be surprised if sport didn’t become a (minor) priority a couple of months in. Mental health will become a factor and entertaining a country effectively behind bars will be something the authorities look at.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          effectively behind bars ? where in gods name do you live ?

          I am not sure watching 22 people on TV kicking a pig’s bladder around an empty patch of grass in a training facility is going to solve many mental health issues ?

          Getting out, taking exercise, interacting a bit more with others maybe, but televised football ‘friendlies’ on training pitches ?

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

    If the whole thing is voided what happens to the CL i wonder?

    Do they just go with the same groups or draw again?

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      travelling all over europe aint gonna be happening any time soon

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

    Kane started the season 14/15 at £5mill, scored 191 points and yet finished at only £6mill.
    Wow, he was a shoe-in from early days but why didn't his price rise to nearer 7 at least.
    Did he miss the end of that season, I can't remember now.

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      guessing there were loads of other good strikers too

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

      It took some time for him to catch on if i remember correctly.

      He had lots doubters and many fpl managers thought his early hauls were a flash in the pan performances.

      He must have been also injured or a rotation risk with the likes of Defoe Bale and Crouch in their primes at the time to say his price did not go higher that season.

      I don't think it was until about the 15/16 season that Harry silenced the last of his doubters.I seem to remember lots underrating him even by the start of that session.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Scored 1st goal in GW10, scored hatty in GW30, only scored in 33 and 38 afterwards.
      Only started playing 90 minutes from GW11.

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

        So scored 1st goal in GW10, that should have seen him increase from then onwards, that is a condensed scoring period.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      was one of those players that you thought would be dropped, a bit like Ings this season with his injury track record.

      I think I had him as bit of a rotation 3rd striker in a 442, but played him because he was cheap and starting for a top 6 team. Then he started scoring and, like Ings this season, played him every week.

      His ownership spiked quickly over a few weeks so his price rises were not crazy

  20. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Price Changes - 31st March 2020

    🔺  Willian (7.0), Fernández (4.6)

    🔻  M.Clarke (4.3), Knockaert (5.3), Costa (4.8)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers Rainy!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks Rainy !
      Going against the crowd hasn't helped me in getting Perez Lascells instead of Barnes Fernandez then .....

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks Rainy, the world really is going mad... £4.8 million for a Costa!

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      seems v stupid as it will a fraction of what players are still getting

  21. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Thanks Ragabolly for the virtual game

  22. Avon calling
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Might shave my head.

  23. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Morning all. Just logging in to say hello. Now leaving for daily morning walk.
    Keep safe everyone.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Morning Old man !

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Afternoon Amey! I guess it might be late evening where you are?