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The Fantasy Football Scout Community Round-up

A warm welcome to the Fantasy Football Scout round-up on Saturday 4 April. Firstly I hope you are all in good health, and while there may be no live football to entertain us life carries on.

Although the people’s game has ground to a shuddering halt, the ingenuity of our editorial team is as fertile as ever.

The FPL World Cup is proving a fun way to promote discussion about the stars of our much-loved pastime. 

The tournament, featuring players rather than teams, pits FPL legends against each other in a World Cup-style format. In each round the winners are decided by public vote, and the opening group stages have seen some heavyweight casualties. Shockingly both Eden Hazard and Steven Gerrard have been eliminated.  

Voting is currently open for Group E and Group F. Pick your favourite two players from the groups of four, the most popular will advance to the last sixteen.

There’s been much debate about the FPL greats of the present day and yesteryear during this enforced delay. And Hot Topics from Andy (aka andy85wsm), wslnpt, and Geoff have drawn numerous comments.

Andy called on us to recount our favourite FPL memories, while wslnpt wondered who we would have in our all-time best Fantasy XI. And Geoff earlier opened a discussion on our favourite FPL asset this season

Making the most of his time while we wait for life to get back to normal, Andy is enjoying researching the FPL Legends. He has begun a series of videos looking at what he believes are the best players in each position. In the first, he considered the merits of the forwards.

And with an eye on the football season resuming at some point, he also took a look at the forgotten players of 2019/20. It will be interesting to find out how Ole Gunnar Solskjær adapts his Manchester United side to accommodate both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, should the Frenchman finally regain fitness. 

Fantasy Football Quiz

Our favourite Newcastle fan Neale has put together a fun and challenging 20-question quiz on FPL this season, which will put your knowledge of the campaign to the test.

Having delved into the members’ area to compile this quiz, the doyenne of the team news has brought us three new members articles since the adjournment of the football season.

Out-of-position players are FPL gold. Neale highlighted four players who haven’t perhaps got the same attention as John Lundstram and Anthony Martial – could recent tactical changes mean this quartet flourish once the season gets back underway? 

How important are free-kicks and corners in FPL? Surprisingly only two of Kevin De Bruyne’s 18 assists have come from set plays. Follow the link to find out who tops the table with seven assists from set pieces this season.

Finally, the current leader of the Mods and Cons league shone a light on the murky world of the FPL Bonus Points System. He explains how bonus points are awarded and examines each position to understand how they benefit. A soupçon to whet your appetite:

The Bonus Points System is, unquestionably, the forward’s friend in its current guise. Whereas defenders and midfielders often need to perform well on an underlying stats front in order to supplement their clean sheets, goals and assists with bonus points, forwards can be completely anonymous, score once, and walk away with a nine-point haul.

– Neale

New Games – Football Manager FPL

They say necessity is the mother of creation but quite what she would make of her latest offspring I’m not entirely sure!

But David and Az certainly seemed to enjoy themselves playing a Fantasy Football game about a Fantasy Football game (aka Football Manager FPL). And you can help Az pick his team, not that Az needs much help after soundly beating David in the opening match.

You may have gathered that I’m not a big aficionado of Football Manager, but thankfully Rob Pick is. He brought us up-to-date on another virtual world phenomenon being played out on social media:

There is no doubt that some people will think that Championship Manager FPL is weird. It probably is. 

But what has happened for around 1,000 managers off the back of one tweet from @SimpleGull_FPL has given a lot of people some entertainment at a time when there isn’t a lot of positivity around. 

Dave Perrins, Andy Martin and the incredible spreadsheet builder behind them, James Elapren, have created an FPL-style competition based from a simulation of Championship Manager 01/02.

Gameweek 1 launched on Wednesday night with 1,000 managers remembering the pleasure and pain that we all miss from our FPL and SkyFF teams. Players randomly benched, players substituted injured inside 20 minutes, early red cards; we already have Blank Gameweeks and Double Gameweeks, too.

James Linden is running a live stream in the style of Jeff Stelling – and Ben Crellin is trying to plan for blanks and doubles. 

The greatest compliment as someone outside the inner circle – and I saw it mentioned in a tweet – is that it didn’t feel like a simulation. It felt real, and it was entertainment that everyone needs right now, however they choose to find it. 

Gameweek 1 of 38 is done and there were no major surprises in terms of results. The main captains (Henry and van Nistelrooy) both delivered points but weren’t the standout players, with Robbie Keane and Marcus Bent shining amongst the strikers. 

The top midfielders didn’t deliver either but budget options began to emerge in the form John Collins (£5.5m) and Stephen McPhail (£5m). 

The leading sides kept clean sheets but many were left frustrated by a penalty miss from Ian Harte and, of the most-owned goalkeepers, Peter Schmeichel delivered. 

There were no-shows – Craig Burley, Robbie Fowler, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Paolo Di Canio caused the most frustration for managers – but it has been confirmed through the media that Paolo Di Canio will be back in the side for Gameweek 2. 

The game will no doubt throw up curveballs for managers to adapt to but, in an FPL season that’s been full of curveballs, what’s the harm caused by a few more? 

Ruud van Nistelrooy is the man with all eyes locked on him for Gameweek 2. With Arsenal having no fixture, a lot of managers will be moving from Henry to bring in the Dutchman who scored the winner on his Manchester United debut against Leicester in Gameweek 1. Can the Dutchman repeat the feat, or perhaps add even more, in Gameweek 2? 

To me, it feels just as likely that he will be rested and left on the bench and that’s why this simulation will provide endless entertainment. Congratulations to Dave, Andy and James – you’ve created a buzz that I think the FPL Community needed.

Ragabolly’s Virtual FPL

Football Manager FPL is not the only option available to you over this period of isolation. The maker of the incredibly useful Live FPL website, Ragabolly, brings us his very own simulation-based fantasy game – Virtual FPL

Create your team before the Gameweek 1 deadline of 5pm BST on Saturday 11 April by signing up for the competition here. Ragabolly introduced the game in a recent post on site, and provided a further update here.

Meanwhile, Ted (aka Rotation’s Alter Ego) invited us to submit our favourite football-related community tournaments in his Hot Topic. I have a feeling Ragabolly’s could well top that list very soon!

And while the football may have paused, the Gameweek deadlines haven’t. We continue to get our free transfers even though no FPL points can be won. With Fernandes proving a popular acquisition, is this a good moment to optimise our teams? Neale outlined our options.

Luke (aka d1sable) used points per game to analyse his decisions so far this season, and it highlighted to him the importance of timing in Fantasy football. A flexible front-line looks to be one of his tactics for next season.

Community Competitions

For an update on all FFS Mini-Leagues and Community Competitions, please click here to read the latest round-up.

The article includes news on how competitions might progress should the season be restarted.

Adapting to Change

The biggest shock the current measures have caused for most of us is the disruption to our daily lives. David has written about how he is adapting to his time in isolation with his wife and two daughters.

I hope you are all coping and keeping well during the ongoing lockdown; normal life will resume at some point.

TopMarx - H2H L4 D5 Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.”

243 Comments Post a Comment
  1. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Well this is great NOT

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

      Great top post

  2. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    What move would you make this week with an FT? May as well keep ticking it over. Got bench boost and free hit left.

    Pope Henderson
    TAA Boly Fernandez CTaylor Stephen's
    Mane Salah KDB Bruno Mooy
    Jota Jimi DCL
    1.0 ITB

    2FTs to burn.

    Hope everyone is well and safe!

    1. casual
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      That's pretty much what I'm working towards except from Mount and Auba instead of Jota and Mane.

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 hours ago

      Cracking team. Mooy > Saka?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 hours ago

        Thanks Lego just did CTaylor to Maguire.
        Might do Mooy to Saka next week!

  3. casual
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Who to captain this week....Salah or Auba?

    1. skilldave
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Based on recent form, I'd say it's a coin toss

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 hours ago

      I'm gonna go for a bit of a differential pick and go for Ayew (C)

  4. MyPrettyPony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Good stuff TopMarx. Nice to hear from you last week and hope the quiz went well.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      +1. He's one of the good guys.

      1. MyPrettyPony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        And a decent footie player himself too.

        1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          That's a big compliment coming from you! Looking forward to the next tournament after this social distancing is over.

      2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Where are the bad guys at ?

      3. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Thanks Virgin, hope you are well 🙂

    2. MyPrettyPony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Yeah, TM, will be great to have a tourno to look forward to again, mate.

      1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I will alert the powers that be. I'm happy with London or St Albans, wishfully planning ahead!

        1. MyPrettyPony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          Both venues had their merits (after the first "interesting" facility we used!). London obviously better for the majority, but let's see where things are in a few months. Hopefully!

  5. screamer73
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 hours ago

    Ings to DCL for free.

    Yay or Nay?

    1. casual
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 hours ago

      I certainly did

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Y

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Yay

    4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I did this mate

  6. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 hours ago

    Pope - McCarthy
    AWB - TAA - Egan - Cathcart - Doherty
    Salah - Mane - Sarr - Bruno - Barnes
    Jimenez - Ings - DCL

    2FT, 1.0m Itb.

    Who would you get in to avoid wasting a FT (it doesn't make a difference, still)

    Cheers

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 hours ago

      Ings to Jota

  7. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 hours ago

    Ragabolly eFPL is fantastic!
    Thanks again mate, cant wait gor GW1 to begin!

  8. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 hours ago

    I didn't even realise it was Saturday today. It's all just so depressing. Normally I would be looking at my team and working out my transfers and looking forward to the days football.

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    Have 2FTs to burn, what to do?

    McCarthy (Pope)
    TAA,Doherty,Saiss (Stephens,Lascelles)
    Salah,KDB,Perez,Sarr (Fleck)
    Auba,Ings,Jiminez

    Cheers all and stay safe

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Perez or Ings out?
      Not sure on the Wolves double up. What about Maguire or AWB in there for Saiss or Stephens?

  10. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    Slightly confused why FPL can’t continue each week.

    If physical distancing is the issue we could just go back to submitting our transfers by Royal Mail, thereby reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

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

      Kick off is the problem, social distancing of 2m has killed the game

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Some say the virus lives on the packaging a few days. 😉

  11. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    Best defender up to 4.3? Taylor, Lascalles, other?

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

      Ki-Jana Delano Hoever is only 4.0m

      By the time fpl restarts he will be in his prime and dare I say, essential

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        In the starting line up?

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

      Lascelles.

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

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2020/0404/1128472-virtual-grand-national-runners-and-riders/

    Grand National today, a virtual feast of racing.

    1. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      I think there's money to be made here...

      1. Kimberlite Candy (16/1)
      2. Potters Corner (18/1)
      3. Acapella Bourgeois (33/1)
      4. Ballyoptic (25/1)

      1. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Potters I bet on him from this post! Thanks!! Also won £180 and donating it all to NHS

        1. Oscar Slater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Well done for winning and for the kind donation!

  13. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    how much time remaining for virtualFPL deadline?

  14. Gentle_Turks
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    Any transfer you'd make to this team to burn one of 2 FTs? 0.8 itb, only BB chip left. Thanks.

    Pope, Button
    Ward, TAA, Stephens, Cathcart, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Fernandez, Hayden, Saka
    Auba, Vardy, Jota

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      You desperately need a 4th midfielder. Downgrade Vardy to DCL and upgrade Saka to Barnes to cover Vardy.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Good call and one I'm considering though held on to Vardy for now (value). It's all hypothetical at the moment of course.

  15. 2EyedTurk
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Lads in the mini league all agreed, if this season doesn't finish half the pot will be paid out to places as they stand. Other half will rollover to next season minus £90 (to round the pot down) that will be donated to NHS. Very small gesture of course, but every little helps.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Nice touch. Well done.

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

      Good on you, nicely done.

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

      That is a nice way to sort it out if you can get agreement.

      Might as well just donate the lot to a chosen charity instead of just during a half payout though.

    4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Nice. Id rather give it all to charity than let some guy who hasn't won take it but that is a good idea. One i would be open to if given the option

  16. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    UPDATING!

    Does the game or the leagues update any quicker these days? I haven't been keeping track. Surely there is a lot less data for it to process?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      "The game is being updated.

      Please try again later when the updated scores / teams will be available."

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Its up

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      After my meteoric rise of 4 places last GW, this week's performance was disappointing (same rank).

  17. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Which option would you prefer folks??
    A- Aubameyang, H.Barnes, Robertson +0.3
    Or
    B- Mané, Lundstram and striker upto 6.9

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Not attracted by either A or B combinations to be honest.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Are you not matey? Any ideas? I have A currently in my team, could do Robbo to Doherty and Aubameyang to Aguero

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          If you have TAA, Robbo to Doherty would be a good move

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Don't think i could trust Auba again, he let me down badly this season.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Yeah got TAA mate, yeah I got him for the double gameweek for City and Arsenal and took Vardy out for him and we all know what happen there!! Haha

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Assuming you have Salah, I'd do A because I think Salah/Mane rotation will be quite regular once league is done and wouldn't want to double up.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Yeah that’s a fair point mate, my current team has A, was just looking at other ideas have 2 frees and tbf I don’t realy need to make any changes at all if I’m honest

  18. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Hi all

    Any changes you'd make to this squad? (2FT and 0.0 ITB). Still have FH and BB.

    I'm thinking of doing Auba to Vardy and using cash to upgrade keepers or do Cantwell to a 6m mid.

    What are your thoughts. (Trying to remain optimistic about season resuming at some point!).

    Ryan / Krul

    TAA - Alonso - Doherty - O'Connell - Lascelles

    Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Barnes / Cantwell

    Auba - DCL - Jota

  19. Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 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

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      What's the link for Ragabolly's game?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        And when does the first GW take place?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Hot topic.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            OK

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Signup Link: https://www.livefpl.net/signup

        Think it's planned to commence Saturday 11th April 🙂

  20. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Lots of football still going on.

    https://www.flashscore.co.uk/

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Surely someone can knock up a Tajikistan or Belarus Fantasy game?

    2. Harvey?
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Just watch some propoer football on BTSPORT1 - The Football Archives ☺

  21. wagner is king
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    pope
    TAA soyu gomez* saiss lund*

    salah KDB Fernandes perez* cantwell

    Inggs* jiminez aubameyang

    2ft. Thinking of
    perez to barnes
    inngs to DCL
    which makes me the money to upgrade lund to bashem next week.
    should i make these changes or restructure the team?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Is Lundstram not worth keeping mate?? I’m considering bringing him back in myself

  22. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Who's having a flutter on the Virtual Grand National ? It the closest thing we are going to get to live sport for the foreseeable future and the profits go to the NHS.

    1. Harvey?
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Yes

      Definitely Red.

      Ooooopppppsssss

    2. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Yep.
      Backed 3 last night based on The Racing Post simulation model.
      Ballyoptic
      Potters Corner
      Kimberlite Candy.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        What were you odds on Potters Corner ?

        1. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 hours ago

          18/1

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Belarus soccer league streaming on PP if you bet on it.

  23. Harvey?
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Yes

    Definitely Red.

  24. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    What do people think about PL clubs furloughing non playing staff and yet many top players on astronomical sums aren't taking pay cuts?

    On the one hand it seems like an unfair use of the scheme but on the other hand there will be top executives in large companies and banks not offering to take a pay cut either and so it essentially becomes a elite footballer tax which isn't fair either.

    Guess a Government led tax change affecting all would be the solution but the Tories won't increase higher rate tax.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Reply fail below Jet.

      Here is the Football Daily podcast.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p088dl8d

      The Premier League's PR team are a disaster. If it's not stories of 'we have to get back playing games to get the rest of our huge pot of TV revenue' it's lies that players won't take pay cuts to help the cause.

  25. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Not convinced that some players don't want either a pay cut or go without pay for a few months. I'm a bit confused but was listening to them talk about it on Football Daily. Seems it's a decision by clubs and or unions and or league's officials and or agents and most players are happy to take cuts to help furloughed workers and maybe donate to charity or NHS. It's disgraceful that wealthy clubs are benefiting from government handouts which is coming from taxpayers money. A top business doesn't have a place in the community that football clubs have. Juventus, Barca and other big clubs have taken paycuts or freezes. Premier League clubs should allow players to take cuts and show loyalty to hard pressed club employees and supporters.

    1. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Can't disagree with anything you've said. Abusing the furlough scheme actually says a lot about the clubs' owners/boards. I think Spurs and Newcastle were two of the first PL clubs to announce that they were furloughing staff. No big surprised that Ashley and Levy were leading the way.

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Agreed

      But equally if a player doesn't want to he should have the option without anyone judging him too. It's their money and no one should tell them what to do with it. I don't like the government telling me what i have to spend mine on so fair play if a player doesn't want to.

      I personally would myself. I don't think the government should be saying what players they should be doing. I think the dirty, theiving scummy bankers should be doing more. Payback for bailing them out

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        I do think big earners should pay more to society ( higher taxes) btw . Just not be forced to do anything

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Liverpool football club, Newcastle, spurs, Norwich

      Actually the whole premier league, hang your heads in shame. This is absolutely embarrassing and honestly is hugely damaging for the premier League product.

      The fact the premier League are so desperate to get the games going even looking into opportunities to host games in China is completely absurd

      See millionaire and one of the top paid been employees Gary linear has his say on things. Protecting himself, he knows the premier League goes down he goes with it

  26. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Guaita
    Maguire. Taa, Lundstram
    Fernandes, Salah, KDB, Traore
    Auba, Ings, Jimenez

    Button, Dunk, Dendoncker, Kelly

    2FT 0.7 ITB

    FH, Wilcard, BB still available

    What should I do with my transfer?

    Kelly> Holgate
    Ings>Dcl

    ?

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I would leave that Ings move for later on. He was playing well against tough opposition earlier in the season.

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        cool thanks

  27. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Anyone interested in Sane as a good differential pick if PL resumes by May?
    I’m thinking about it....everyone at this point lacks match fitness so they all in the same boat !

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Pep Roulette it'a a gamble lol

  28. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Hi all!

    One week till Virtual FPL (www.livefpl.net/fixtures) starts, the deadline is next Saturday at 5 pm BST.

    I included a new set of pre-season friendlies and now each simulated game shows you a table of FPL points and explanations for each player's points, and the bonus for the game.

    I also increased the limit for each user's arranged friendlies to 10, so you have 5 more friendlies to arrange and analyze, and they will produce the table of FPL points too.

    I am putting the final touches to the game development in terms of scoring, ranking and post deadline processing. So we should be ready for GW1 next weekend. Thank you all!

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Looking forward to this Ragabolly - great work! 🙂

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      It's great Rags...have you sorted the "I cant change the order of my bench" issue yet?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        No not yet, but I am aware of it. Hopefully will get to it once the main game is developed

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Fantastic

      What is your anticipated time frame for each game week? I'm assuming here that the season won't be running for 38 weeks 🙂

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        I am thinking either 3 or 5 GWs per week. I have to make sure the game will run properly for GW1 first, then starting GW2, there will be many deadlines per week.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Are you going to be featuring AFCoN or are we safe in loading up on the Mane Mo types?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Load up, no afcon

    5. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Fantasy problems - I'm £0.1m short! Can £4.2m Brewster be added to the game please? 😀

      Thank you very much for setting this up, it looks amazing!

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

        Sorry bro, players added are finalized 😛

    6. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      The improvements made over the last week are top drawer.
      Well done Raga, this is just what some of us frustrated FPL managers need.
      Thank you

    7. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ragabolly.......my new hero...

  29. mdm
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Aiming towards this team:

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Bruno Mount
    Vardy Jimenez DCL

    What do you think?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Strong but light on players with the additional GW

  30. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Tiger Roll was never going to win the Virtual Grand National, the NHS wouldn't have got any money.

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      No sensible punter would have gone near Tiger Roll at that price. I doubt that there was much money for the horse at all. Added to this punters needed a betting account to back anything and that rules out a good proportion of noob punters.

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Completely agreed. Casual pick. Sensible punters went Potters Corner.