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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. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot?

    McCarthy McGovern
    TAA Soyuncu Saiss Stevens Fernandez
    Salah Mané KDB Fernandes Hayden
    Jimenez Jota DCL

    2 FT, 1.1 ITB, BB and WC available

    McGovern -> Pope maybe?

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah why not, go crazy

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any other changes you’d make?

        1. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If you could get Barnes in somehow, although you're obviously playing 3-4-3 so it's not that pressing an issue.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Really depends on how many GWs you think will be played.
      If the answer is 2 then no transfers works much better and you only need the 2 GKs for the BB

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Might as well do the GK switch to be safe. Haven’t wasted any FTs yet, haha. After getting in Pope I really have no clue what to do, as everything is up in air

  2. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Just did Chilwell to AWB. Hope he doesn't get injured before June.

  3. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hello friends 😀

    Shameless plug for my twitter @rrding1995 - new account looking for some attention. I mostly post data visualisation stuff ("charts"), mainly about COVID-19 recently for obvious reasons, but I want to eventually turn it into a place for graphical FPL content. If you've seen me on here before you may have seen my theory of captaining the 3rd place player in the FFS Captain Poll, but if not, I turned the data into a chart today so take a look if that's something you find interesting. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert and give advice (not now anyway), just looking for trends and correlations that I find interesting to draw. Thanks for reading!

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good stats. Any figures on previous seasons?

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Unfortunately not, sorry, as mentioned below I only returned to this site this season so the 9 next to my name is a bit of a red herring lol

    2. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Followed. Do you know how the 3rd in the captain poll idea plays out over previous seasons? By very odd if there was something in it!

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cheers! Unfortunately don't have anything for previous seasons - I only came back to this site this year after a rather long break lol. Will certainly keep track in the future though.

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So if i feel that there will be only 1 GW this season if it happens, i should burn all FT I'll get as i have FH.(nothing else)
    Right ?

    Feels stupid now after using FT(s) after GW 29.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Could of course be wrong - it happened once I think 🙂 - but the single GW doesn’t add up to me.

      FPL surely thrives on people accessing their accounts. If there’s just one GW the season is essentially over once the final mega GW starts with no impetus for users to access accounts.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So you think they'll add further gw's ?
        They're far lazy to do that I'm afraid (IMO of course)

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Surely the most likely scenario is 3 or 4 extra double gameweeks.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A 1% chance.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'd say more like a 65% chance.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nope
          1 mega gw it is

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yep, having 1 massive GW goes with exactly how they run the game.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              It really does.
              And that is my original question 😀
              I'm feeling stupid atm for using FT.

              Looks like burning them down is the way to go

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I think they will tack on the extra gameweeks. It wouldn't be that hard to rewrite the software.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  For the sake of justice feeling amongst most who have more than one chip remaining, i hope you are right.

                  1. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    No one can be sure, but they have plenty of time to code such a scenario on the dev site as we speak.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      It's not about time.
                      I'm a programmer.
                      I think if necessary, they can do it in 1 day and that is too much time already.

                      It's about willingness to do it !

              2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I didn't even see your original question to be honest. Scrolled from bottom up and just replied to this. 😀

                But I wouldn't say it's stupid to use your transfers. There's still a chance they do something like adding on extra GWs. We just don't know for sure one way or another.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Thanks !
                  I've sold all i don't like though. Makes me feel me better 😀

        3. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          We just don't know, my current thinking is one massive GW38. I have my WC, FH, and BB remaining and in such a scenario I would WC in 36, have 2 FTs for 38 (useful just in case we get some team news before the deadline) and use BB. And FH just in case I change my mind in 38. It could be that GW38 is two+ months long!

          If they added extra GWs that would help. Anyway, I'm basically not doing anything until we have some idea of what might happen. Virtual FPL to keep me busy until then hopefully!

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I guess you could still try and maintain some squad value with price rises and falls but it's probably futile.

      If there is a mega GW38 I get to burn a wildcard and a free hit (would be playing bench boost)

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Could WC in 37?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That'd be before some time though if football starts too late than GW 38 deadline

        2. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah I'd WC in 36, just so you have 2FTs for 38. I think WC'ing a GW earlier is worth the extra FT

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep
        I have FH and looks like using it in that GW is a given (no other chips)

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      My feeling is there will be 9 Rounds of 10 matches that will match the 9 Gameweeks, with some teams playing twice in each round.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think you've got a wrong feeling 😀

        9 more gw's ?
        Not happening IMHO. Maybe 2/3 extra gw's with laziness they are. Showing atm

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Each round would last a few days to get the season finished and the program could consider each to be a GW and very little extra programming would be required. Surely that could work, couldn't it?

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This is Ideal solution mate. I completely agree. Just don't see that happening at all !

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          ? Laziness

          I’m assuming FPL has a revenue stream and that it is at least partly predicated on click through etc. Is it not in their interest to have people accessing app and site to make transfers etc? If they closed it down by freezing at GW 30 or whatever they’d have no business.

          Sense for them to let it tick over now and then work it so that punters return once/if season starts.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Forgot to say above, good to see you bro 🙂

            Laziness in keeping things fair. No point in letting gw's go one after another without a football being kicked.

            This helps them financially yes. But as a game ? Nope.

            It's a fantasy game about football, which is not being played right now. So the fantasy game also shouldn't be played right now.

            1. GREEN IS GOOD
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Keep going, you're nearly at 1,000 posts calling FPL lazy.

    4. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Reading this has made me remember that I still have the FH left. In my post yesterday asking for transfer advice I wrongly said I only have BB left. So if it does end up being just one GW then the transfers / slow wildcard I've been doing is actually a waste of time.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Exactly !
        😀

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is it really a waste of time? If there's only 1 mega-GW, wouldn't it be better to play the BB (potential for 100+ points from your bench) and waste the FH?

  5. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anyone know the answer to 18?
    http://imgur.com/gallery/EfRQjCx

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No idea what I'm looking at.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You need to work out the characters/tbh show/movie represented. For example number 1 is the Simpsons

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          tv*

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maybe Bob Belcher of Bob's Burgers?

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bugs bunny I think

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah that must be it. Well done. Been at that for a while

    4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Tough one that . I like the idea though. You get em all ?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Got them all yeah. How you getting on?

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not very well so far mate. Are the answers available when i need them. ?

  6. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What do people think about a pay per view hour-long scoutcast were Mark is brought out of retirement to talk about his team and all the big talking points from this season?

    All proceeds would be donated to the NHS.

    Could be a good way for all of us to help out at the moment.

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can't think of anything worse personally.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      leave Mark alone Virg

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What about those who don't give a damn about Mark's team ? Not really appealing to all is it. Just a few fan boys. Infact id rather listen to you talk about your slow wildcard ...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        😀

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mark is box office. He is a big draw. He would get bums in the seats. I'd rather pay £20 to hear him talk about his season than watch a Tyson Fury fight or something.

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Box office to who ?

          You, Daniel, Team Cruel , Barry George and who else?

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Box office to the vast majority of serious FPL managers.

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I can tell you now that isnt true.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Well, Team Cruel, from what I've seen is not a fan of any of them.

            He just uses them as a bait IMHO.

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Oh, scrub him off the list then

              Box office numbers dwindling already 😀

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Ha ha ha

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      lol

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It could raise a lot of money. Scoutcasts get tens of thousands of views and listens, and if just 10% were willing to pay .......

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          The last Scoutcast is on 12k views and that was when people were still bothering with the game. A video now wouldn't get anywhere near those views.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Don't forget audio listeners. Plue the YouTube figures were much higher when Mark used to be on.

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              *Plus

            2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Aye the numbers were higher but nobody is even around to watch at the moment. Only me, you and a few other saddos with no life are sticking around.

            3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              * granville

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can we start a fund me. Every £1000 donated is another hour ban for Virg.

    6. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oh please.

  7. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    If anyone is bored, the excellent film "Contagion" is now on Netflix.

    Made almost ten years ago in 2011, it has spookily predicted everything that has happened now with covid-19.

    The writer and the director wanted to make a 'scientifically accurate' film about a pandemic and it has all been pretty much spot on so far. When the covid-19 vaccine is made available, I think it will mirror what happens in the film, too.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I might put down Defoe's 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (that I've been reading to take my mind off things) for a couple of hours to watch this.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Was pretty bored while watching that movie, felt like I wasted my time.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ha ha
        I watched Batman trilogy today.

        Awesome !!

        Don't know why i didn't bother to watch them earlier now

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Haven't seen any of them, personally not a fan of superhero kind of movies 😀

          Currently watching web series only. Hobbs and Shaw was my last movie 😉

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Really ?
            Good to know that. I'm a mad mad related to superhero movies. Love Marvel's !! 😀

            Web series is a good thing yep. Too much vulgar for my liking in hindi ones though. Haven't had time to watch any of English one's.

            Take care Holmes ! Stay the introvert you are for more days

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yeah, vulgarity is an issue in Indian series, unnecessary stuff. Spoils a decent show, The Family Man is one of those. Was trying to find something on this problem and it looks like their is no regulations or censorship for web series, yet.

              I guess you have came across "Asur" already, would recommend if interested in crime thriller. Comparatively less abusive language and probably the best thriller I have seen in last few years.

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                There are no regulations on web series. Yes.

                Thanks for the recommendation. Will watch it once i get some time. thanks. And yes, there's nothing no to like about a crime thriller series 😀

            2. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Marvel was favourite when it comes to cartoons, not so much in reality/movies (except X-Men/Wolverine) 😀

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                We're very very different kind of human beings Holmes. 😀

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Its a garbage movie, so thats not surprising

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      There's quite the difference between predicting and speculating. Plenty of scientists speculated this could happen. Bill Gates also spoke about it, not sure if Bill did all the groundwork himself.

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      In the Movie, the Virus is moved by a pig dinner and Gwyneth Paltrow spreads it faster than authorities can manage it

      In the real COVIN-19, Chinese Communist Party was trying to reduce unemployment by killing of the superfluous peasants. Exactly as Karl Marx would suggest. They lost control of the “final solution” and lied to world. Let Iranian arms dealers and Western backpackers take it home. And let Wuhan Chinese tourist spend a holiday in Italy. “3000” dead in China, 40,000 and Counting dead in Europe.

  8. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Did FFS ever decide what articles they were going to draft up based on the user community suggestions?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah we'll be getting to them soon enough, I know of one already written. I've been using some annual leave up (sitting downstairs instead of in the office) during the downtime but will be personally looking over more ideas this week.

  9. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Now the PFA are saying that pay-cut proposal will harm the NHS.....

    How has the collective multi-billion pound industry managed to get its PR so disastrously wrong? They must be absolutely mood-deaf. Massive clubs paying enormous salaries to some yet expecting to nationalise some of their staffing costs. It's astonishing.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It seems like players had concerns whether their money would be going directly to the NHS as opposed to taking issue with a 30% pay cut.

      That being said, Liverpool and Spurs are a disgrace for opting to furlough non-playing staff. That's inexcusable, indefensible and embarrassing.

      On the other hand, Matt Hancock has played a blinder in shifting attention away from the Government to football.

      How many Government ministers have agreed to take pay cuts?

      How much have the Government actually invested into the NHS?

      Where's the £350m a week funding for the NHS?

      Why don't all NHS staff have access to PPE?

      These are the real questions.

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Very true. At least we have (in my opinion), a new leader of the opposition who is competent enough to keep the Tories on their toes.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I hope so. Tories are stinking the place out but hey-ho Brexit means Brexit and all that malarkey.

          I just believe pay cuts should start with all members of the Government first irrespective of party allegiance, before attacking footballers who were evidently planning on collectively sacrificing a % of their salary.

      2. Hect.OR 98th
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        And at least that anker Farage has gone quiet. Must be quite galling for him and his stupid followers to see our wonderfully diverse NHS and care staff suddenly being the most valued and appreciated members of society.

      3. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        The £350m bit is the bit I find most confusing? Wasn’t Brexit supposed to provide that? So how can they still not afford basic equipment?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep. It's clearly one of the many lies this government told in the lead up to voting.

          And here we are, with footballers being the main talk of topic in response to loads of death per day from a vicious virus. Top deflection from Matt Hancock.

        2. Hect.OR 98th
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You can't expect Boris, Farage and co. to actually deliver on their promises.

      4. Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        All the more reason NOT to call Liverpool the champs.

        When it comes to Spurs, everybody knows they are soulless imps....Danny Rose said as much in an interview...but a super rich player should just volunteer to pay the staff and submit a transfer request - Harry Kane, co’mon buddy

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Well said.
      The other quite obvious point too...we don't want footballers charity to fund the NHS. We want people with more than enough to pay back to society a fair amount in tax (ie. a lot more). That's the bare minimum of course.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Exactly. While footballers should feel a moral responsibility for helping out, it's not an obligation on them to effectively fund the NHS. That's the job of the government, who instead have implemented plenty of cuts for several years and will continue to do so in key areas within the NHS.

        1. Hect.OR 98th
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Don't forget, they've written off the £13bn "debt" the NHS has. How generous of them, when all they've actually done is underfunded the NHS by £13bn. Clever wordplay.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Haha another one for the list. Similar to the XXX more doctors figure, when all they planned to do was reinstate some of the many they took out. So effectively maintaining a cutback on doctors.

            1. Hect.OR 98th
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Don't forget the 33,000 extra ventilators they committed to buy not long ago, to add to the 8,000 the NHS already has. They took delivery of 30 last week. 30. Not thirty thousand. "Hundreds more" promised in the "coming weeks". Today they're talking about ordering 8,000 hoping everyone's quietly forgotten the original promise.

              And of course, like everything else at the moment, they're "ramping up". At this rate, there'll be warehouses full testing kits, PPE and ventilators, all surplus to requirements because they arrived weeks after the peak of infection and hospitalisation. May as well just chuck one of everything in each coffin and shortcut the landfill.

  10. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who’s the best 4.3mil defender?

    1- Charlie Taylor
    2- Joel Ward
    3- Watford def
    4- Holgate
    5 - Lascelles
    6 - Aarons
    7 - Bournemouth def

    1. casual
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1 (if not got Pope
      4
      5
      2
      3
      7
      6

  11. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I see the article missed out my low skill, lucky dip fpl game on twitter.

    Single tear moment.... 🙂

  12. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Price Changes - 5th April 2020

    🔺  Lacazette (9.4), Nketiah (4.4), Özil (7.3), Tarkowski (5.2), McNeil (6.1), Westwood (5.5), Alonso (6.2), Barkley (5.7), Vardy (9.7), Dubravka (5.1), Hanley (4.1), Stevens (5.2), Coady (5.1), Mount (6.2), Ayew (5.2), D.Henderson (5.3), Pépé (9.3), Saka (4.7), Williams (4.2)

    🔻  Holding (4.4), Elneny (4.2), Chester (4.2), Groß (6.2), Solanke (5.1), Wickham (4.3), Pickford (5.2), Ghezzal (5.1), Otamendi (4.9), Bernardo Silva (7.7), Fernandinho (5.1), Jones (4.7), de Gea (5.3), Mata (6.1), A.Gomes (4.7), Cantwell (4.7), Trybull (4.3), Vestergaard (4.5), J.Stephens (4.4), Forster (4.2), Lemina (4.6), Zabaleta (4.1), Reid (3.9), Wilshere (4.6), Martínez (4.2), Roberts (5.0), Angeliño (4.6), Morrison (4.5), Cutrone (5.4), H.Gomes (4.3), Ajeti (5.6), Connolly (4.2), Vorm (4.2), Dobre (4.4), John-Jules (4.4), Minamino (6.0)

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Postponement fever!

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      15 up, 15 down for me....happy with that.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That's a very well timed WC then 🙂

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

        Well played sir

    3. Out of Position
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Something is wrong with FPL towers!

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Been affected by 5g

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Wtf is going on for 2 days 😀
      Amazing.

      Thanks Rainy !!

    5. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rainy had to buy new keyboard after this.

    6. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      How on earth has Dubravka gone up with a red flag and an unknown return from injury date?!

    7. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Insane!

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The Death Throes of FPL

      Sad to see 🙁

    9. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oh, thought I sold Williams: 3-1 I guess.
      Crazy.

    10. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What the feck

    11. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Constructive feedback. What dictates the order in which you present the players names?
      Could you order them in alphabetical team order please?

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not a bad suggestion, cheers

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        They are.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Outside the late additions