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What does the latest government update mean for the Premier League and FPL?

The UK government have laid out some detail on when the Premier League could return to action.

On Monday afternoon, they published a 50-page guidance document on how England will ease the lockdown measures currently in place, following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

‘Step Two’ of that plan includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact”.

There remains no confirmation of a fixed date for the return of the Premier League, although the government has provided some criteria that need to be satisfied first.

‘Step Two’ of their lockdown easing plan cannot be allowed to start until June 1 at the earliest, and only when ‘Step One’ has been executed satisfactorily.

As things stand, that would still keep the Premier League on target to complete ‘Project Restart’ in time for the previously discussed date of June 8, although this government update is a reminder that the country’s rate of infection could play a part.

“To aid planning, the Government’s current aim is that the second step will be made no earlier than Monday 1 June, subject to these conditions being satisfied. Until that time the restrictions currently in place around the activities below will continue.” – Extract from The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

“The content and timing of the second stage of adjustments will depend on the most up-to-date assessment of the risk posed by the virus. The five tests set out in the first chapter must justify changes, and they must be warranted by the current alert level.” – Extract from The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

The government’s latest announcement acts as an official confirmation of the fact that any Premier League return will occur after the Gameweek 38 deadline on Sunday, May 17.

We are still waiting for an update on what this means for the remaining FPL fixtures, as 92 of them will need to be played after the passing of the Gameweek 38 deadline if the season is to complete.

Meanwhile, the government document states that reopening Premier League and other football stadiums to crowds, “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections”.

The announcement comes after Boris Johnson addressed the nation on the evening of Sunday, May 10.

As promised, there is more detail in this new document on issues communicated to the public on Sunday.

For those who want to read the document, YOU CAN DO SO HERE.

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  1. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Hopefully this will prompt FPL into making another announcement regarding future GW,'s but I wouldn't bet on it given that they have already put out a statement that includes GW38.

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1646851

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      That "statement" says nothing though ...

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        It says that "Given each fixture in these Gameweeks (which includes GW38) has been postponed, all players will earn zero points.", so that GW has been covered. So I wouldn't be at all surprised if we don't hear any more from them until we know more about how the seasons fixtures are going to progress.

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Statements that say nowt are all the rage these days.

  2. El Presidente
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      #ProjectRestart

    • Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Looks as if the PL are set to backtrack on their neutral grounds plan, presumably due to a lack of support?

      https://twitter.com/martynziegler/status/1259857594501541896?s=19

      "Premier League to ask Government to reconsider neutral grounds directive and allow matches to be played home + away. Story with @Lawton_Times at 5pm on Times Sport"

      Martyn is Chief Sports reporter with the Times, reliable source.

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Good. Worse idea ever

      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        More than half the clubs requested this change, it's being reported.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          The Independent have already reported that voiding the season remains completely off the table.

          "The Football Association has told the Premier League clubs that the season must be settled by “sporting merit”, potentially splitting the six bottom clubs over how to finish the season.

          It means that issues like relegation or the title must be settled by either playing the remaining fixtures, or a formula like points-per-game."

          https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/pl-project-restart-coronavirus-latest-sporting-merit-relegation-a9508601.html

      3. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Well done David. Clear and precise. Stay alert!

    • STHH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      From an FPL perspective, they have six days to work out what to do. My hunch is that we'll probably not find anything out, the deadline will come and go with no advice, then 3 weeks later we'll be wondering whether or not the first matches will result in any points scored. I'm seriously considering playing my bench boost just in case.

      1. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        They have to communicate in advance of deadline. The game shouldn't be about guessing which fixtures fall in which gameweek - that'll just turn people off the game. It's not in their interests to do that.

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          I agree on an integrity perspective. But if that is the case they will need to get their finger out if its going to be extra GWs (unless work is happening now in the background)

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            I have a suspicion though that FPL won't be adding game weeks after 38 ... :). Just a hunch.

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              As a BB chip holder I hope for a mega 38...but I also think it will be an unfair advantage. Maybe they would limit a BB/TC chip to only 2 consecutive fixture batches somehow if mega 38 happened.

              1. Pasqualinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                It is totally unfair. But I TCd Mane and WCd for the Man City/Arsenal DGW so it'd be nice to be on the right side of totally unfair for a change.

                1. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Slings and arrows Mr P. I think you could probably split the pro or anti season starting people broadly into Salah or Mane TC-ers!

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        "... I'm seriously considering playing my bench boost just in case ...". Risky, but I like it. 🙂

        1. STHH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Imagine if it paid off! All those bench players that barely play anyway will really hammer home the single-digit advantage over my mini-league competitors.

          1. TwiggsJameson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            The reward is huge compared to the risk.
            With a 92 match gameweek 38, that could be 100+ points from the bench.
            The risk I guess is wasting the chip which might have scraped you an extra 20 points in a double game week.

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              ...and if we get extra GWs there is no guarantee of DGWs in them I guess. So your point is even stronger.

              1. TwiggsJameson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                They might all be DGWs to fit the fixtures in 🙂

    • Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      The Football Association has told the Premier League clubs that the season must be settled by “sporting merit”, potentially splitting the six bottom clubs over how to finish the season.

      It means that issues like relegation or the title must be settled by either playing the remaining fixtures, or a formula like points-per-game.

      Voiding the season remains completely off the table.

      The announcement came at the very start of Monday’s crunch videoconference, and immediately took some of the expected tension out of the meeting. The Independent has been told that the FA’s hand was forced by the amount of politicking over ‘Project Restart’ in the last few weeks, and felt the need to act.

      https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/pl-project-restart-coronavirus-latest-sporting-merit-relegation-a9508601.html

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Good timing, right before I could put it up 😆

        Nothing too surprising here I think. With UEFA saying that UCL entry had to be decided on performance from this season, either PPG or a restart looked incredibly likely.

      2. STHH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Really interesting. I'd hate to see the season voided. Somehow they have to decide on how to deal with positions 4-8 and the bottom 6. Maybe it will come down to a play-off. It feels unlikely that the European tournaments will restart soon.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Relegate all the bottom 6 - bunch of moaners who are crap anyway. Will also assist next season with less teams.

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          German league is restarting

      3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Nothing new here. We knew that anyway

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          We all knew it apart from our good friend Bobb. 😉

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Haha im never listening to Bobb again. He tricked me ..

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Bobb is for life, not just for lockdown. I'm phoning the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Bobb) in protest.

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                😀

      4. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        It's a cert that this will be challenged in the courts.

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Looks like the UK government has passed the buck back to the PL.

      I think secretly lots of the PL officials were hoping that the government would do their dirty work for them but no politician is stupid enough (especially Boris) to make what's going to be a very unpopular decision either way in some circles.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Bit like sending your kids to go and ask mum when they asking for permision to do something.

    • Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Can they stick a poll up on the site as to whether anyone is doing a speculative GW38 BB?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        I doubt anybody will in the higher reaches of the OR will, even if FPL do a U turn and it pays off it would be a hollow victory that would be LOLed at for years to come.

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 6 hours ago

          I'm just in the top 2.5k. Seems a shame to hang onto three chips!

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Message from PM is simple really:
      "Stay alert, play golf".

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Obama likes this

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Trump likes it more.

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Barack Obama spotted playing golf two days before Michelle Obama urged fellow DC residents to 'stay home' except for 'essential' reasons 😆

            1. Feanor
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Obama's not in charge anymore, mate. He can do what he likes.

              1. Disco Stu
                • 8 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Trump just sent a Tweet out yesterday letting Californians know that his golf course out there is open for business so forget about this virus and come give me your money

            2. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              25 days, 4 hours ago

              Whataboutism is a disease

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 4 hours ago

                What about Flynn YR?

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  25 days, 2 hours ago

                  You mean the criminal who plead guilty in court to the charges, TWICE?

                  1. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 2 hours ago

                    Leaving aside for a moment that this decorated veteran withdrew his plea what exactly was his crime,what was the evidence and who instigated the investigation?

                    Does this not make you worried as a US citizen and a human being the way this man was set up and the motive for doing such a thing or does political partisanship outweigh justice in the USA now?

                    If you think he was guilty of anything well then that contradicts what Comey,Clapper,McCabe,Strzok,Page and many more of the top brass were saying there was no case but still set him up and went on their political witch hunt thereafter.

                    This is a huge scandal and shakes faith in US justice to it's core.

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 2 hours ago

                      You couldn't be more wrong, as usual.

                      1. Ógie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 2 hours ago

                        Ohh yeah? 🙄

                        Can you refute anything i have said here?

                        The USA is in more trouble than i even thought if something like this could happen to anyone let alone a man like that and still there are people that would have him thrown under the bus along with his family.

            3. JamieNumber4
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              25 days, 4 hours ago

              Do you mean after rather than before? If not, I'm struggling to see what you're suggesting he's done wrong.

            4. Lamplighters
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              Golf courses in Virginia have remained open with certain stipulations, namely social distancing and no touching flag sticks, etc. Furthermore, stay-at-home directives encourage getting outside for exercise, with the proper caveats. I have walked, hiked, or biked everyday since the plague started.

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 3 hours ago

                Weather it's Obama,Trump or whoever i don't see a problem with someone going out and doing some recreational activity as long as they try and maintain best practice in social distancing.

                What scares me just as much as the virus is the way some people want to make others prisoners in their own homes.It's like they want to punish them for something that's not their fault.

                I am a keen angler and the rules here in Ireland at the moment is that you can't go outside 5km form you home unless it's "essential".Now i live in a rural county with loads of pristine secluded beaches but i happen to live more than 5km away from the closest one so if i went out fishing for the day then i would be risking falling foul of the law.

                Considering that there is little or no chance of me coming into contact with anyone unless i run into one of the many Garda checkpoints around at the moment then i think stopping someone playing golf,biking,hiking or whatever is very daft as long as they are keeping up best practice which everyone around here at least is being very good about anyways.

    • Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Opening game of the Euro's 96, England v Switzerland, in it's entirety presented by Bob Wilson on ITV4 from 6.15 - 9.30pm tonight. If anyone is interested.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Bit boring that one but after it was a great tournament

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        Fergie and Keegan on speaking terms. 🙂

      3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        I was there!!! Right at the back of the old Wembley, tickets said ‘restricted view’ and that was that we couldn’t see the goal that both goals were scored in!! And Simply Red!!!! Haha

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Only match I saw live was Bulgaria v Romania at St. James Park. 1 - 0 to Bulgaria official result, should of been 1 - 1 , as Romania had a goal disallowed which even I up in the gods could see had clearly crossed the goal line.

      4. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        Wasn't boring enough watching it at the time

      5. Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Lots of great back-in-the-day football from the 50-80s on YouTube......thanks to everyone who posts those matches.

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 6 hours ago

      Oy! David and Az. When are you uploading your next video?

    • Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 6 hours ago

      Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal among the clubs that joined the bottom 6 in opposing the neutral grounds plan.

      Interesting that Chelsea joined the group - we've been much better away than at home this season!

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 6 hours ago

        arsenal’s vote shouldnt count imo

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 6 hours ago

      I have Lascelles and Pope.

      Is C.Taylor still the best option at 4.3?

    • Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      https://mobile.twitter.com/thespursweb/status/1259911056278925313

      Danny, Danny Rossse , Danny , Danny Rossse . Go on lad.

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        don't doubt he doesn't give a ****, only have to watch the last 2 seasons of his career. This season is getting finished one way or another

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          They all at it.

          Tyrone Mings too

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Bottom 6 club player? First question I ask.

          1. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            problem is it aint gonna be safe till there's a vaccine and footy won't survive that long so they'll be playing whether they want to or not

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Probably right there. Just wonder how many will refuse to play. Couple of managers already said they will not force anyone

          2. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Sorry can't take the views of any players from the worst club in the Premier League seriously.

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        Some here would frogmarch the players out onto the pitch and make them play at gunpoint if they got their way.

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          They would if it gave them a rise in OR. I actually don't doubt that one bit

        2. Rhinos
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          i certainly wouldn't I'm just saying there's no way there'll be no footy till there's a vaccine so what difference does it make whether they start in 2 weeks or 2 months

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

            Could be a massive difference. You'd hope that in 2 months the R will be much lower than it will be in 2 weeks.

            1. Rhinos
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              you've way more confidence in our gov than i do then

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

                I don't actually think that, but that's what the aim would be. In reality I think we will soon be heading back to square one.

                I'm happy if I'm wrong though.

                1. Rhinos
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  agree. Pee up and brewery spring to mind

              2. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Does anyone think Boris Johnson or Leo Varadkar or Nicola Sturgeon or Angela Merkel or any head of country are making the calls? Surely the medical and vaccine experts are making the calls and telling the governments what to do?

                1. Rhinos
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Liverpool hosted a Spanish team and Cheltenham went ahead. Politicians, scientists, either way it's a clusterf**k

                2. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  ^^
                  This

                  Although this is very worrying in our case GnR considering how Dr. Tony covered up the cervical check scandal in our nation.

            2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              You would hope so. Then you remember all the pictures you saw today and over VE weekend and then start to have doubts

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

                Today and VE day were ridiculous. I drove past street party after street party on Friday. Not a single bit of social distancing. And today everyone is just taking the p iss out of Boris's new measures.

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 4 hours ago

                  You just wait until the street party Pumpy throws when FPL is cancelled. It will make Kyle Walker's sex parties look like chess club.

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

                    I'm hoping for an invite. As long as Speccy isn't invited. I don't want to be a number.

                  2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    25 days, 4 hours ago

                    I have already put Bobb in charge of the arrangements.

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      24 days, 19 hours ago

                      If you need drugs and ho's, Bobb is da man.

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

          Others would threaten them at gunpoint not to play, if they could get away with it, to stop the PL starting. 😀

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 4 hours ago

            If it must start i genuinly hope it succeeds because if it hasn't that means either another outbreak or somone has probably gotten quite ill. Then anything else becomes irrelevant. Only a complete dickhead would want that

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 4 hours ago

              Well said Pumkin.

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

        Who's Danny Rose?

      4. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 4 hours ago

        Well within his rights to express concern. If he does not think it's safe, he shouldn't play.

        And like the rest of the country, he should be furloughed while he doesn't work.

        Sorted.

    • Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      Do we get 2 wc's in vfpl? I'd not thought about it oops

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        One until GW19, one after.

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes, think first has to be used before GW19.

      3. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        cheers. Best do sommat then

      4. Mullered in Maenam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes, 2nd one valid from GW 20 onwards, use the first one by GW 19.

    • Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 4 hours ago

      Surely they wouldn’t have a 92 game gameweek without any notice right? Is anyone actually going to play their bench boost?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 4 hours ago

        Surely not

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

        FPL does whatever the foook they want whenever they want.

        But anyway it's only Monday, just look out for an update.

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 4 hours ago

          Fpl award goals to players based on a strand of their hair touching the ball and show no remorse. Expect anything

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 4 hours ago

            Some get rewarded goals for swearing on their daughters lives even though they never touched the ball

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 4 hours ago

              Who was that?. It rings a bell

            2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 4 hours ago

              It was Harry wasn't it. It was in my memory banks.. ridiculous that was

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 4 hours ago

                He stole it off Eriksen at Stoke away

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 3 hours ago

                  That goal was actually rightfully awarded to Eriksen in fpl. PL decided to award it to Kane a few days later but was too late for fpl to change it.

      3. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 4 hours ago

        I think a handful will if they don’t announce it. Or a few hundred thousand handfuls if they do.

      4. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Truth is we just don't know. FPL haven't give any indication. I'm disappointed with them. They don't seem to understand the urgency for clarity on the situation with the final game week deadline this Sunday.

    • Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 2 hours ago

      How’s my actual FPL team looking ahead of a restart?

      Feels set for a mega BB if a massive 38 occurs?

      Pope / McCarthy
      TAA / Saiss / Fernandez / Baldock / Dunk
      Salah / KDB / Bruno / Martial / Son
      DCL / Jimenez / Ayew

      I will be playing 352 most weeks..

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

        Expect many BB points from McCarthy, Dunk, Fernandez and Ayew?

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      No price changes.

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 49 mins ago

      Imagine having triple captain on some of these

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHZ3BtL3So

      1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        To be honest i probably did or at least just capped lol

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Only Ronaldo and maybe Aguero/Sanchez out of that lot.

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 7 mins ago

      Really sick and tired of Sky reporting comments from Football people with quite obvious agendas.

      Tony Stewart the chairman of Rotherham says he doesn't see Leagues 1 and 2 starting. Where are Rotherham? second in league 1 behind Coventry, just 2 points ahead of 3 teams. So if the league is voided who are the teams likely to be given promotion?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        no one will be promoted

      2. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Newsflash; everyone has an agenda, even midtable clubs will want the most lucrative option for them rather than what's right for sporting integrity. Just because the Rotherham chairman wants promotion doesn't mean he's wrong. It's difficult to see any league below the prem completing, sucks

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      I hope all of guys here are doing well and are safe ....
      I have missed 3 deadlines in a row ..
      Bloody hell 😀
      Never thought this would be possible.

      Since i have only FH remaining, I'll use it in GW 38 if they make it a mega GW. What are the strategies of you guys??

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 10 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Got BB and FH, probably won't use either.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          Hello TM,

          So you don't think we'll get FPL this season ? I mean they will just carry out remaining 2 gw's ..

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 10 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            There's currently only 1 GW left. Unless there is something said about GW38, it will be another blank GW. Either GWs get added if PL returns or FPL is over imo.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking that this is GW 37 deadline 😀

              I really hope they come out with a statement that all games will come under GW 38 now ... Would be chaotic !!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 10 Years
                24 days, 21 hours ago

                Don't see that happening. Extra GWs are much more likely imo if we even get football back.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                  Okay ... Let's see what happens now
                  Thanks TM 🙂
                  Take care !

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 10 Years
                    24 days, 20 hours ago

                    Take care Amey!

      2. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Even if (and a big if in my opinion) they go the mega GW38 route I'd imagine they would give managers the opportunity to set their teams up, perhaps by moving the deadline. It would be a highly controversial move if they didn't and simply took teams as they are set up this Sunday. Feels risky to activate a chip on what is currently still set as a blank game week. I'm going to hold and hope for news.

        1. Rhinos
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          maybe they'll reinstate all the chips, who knows. One humongous bb would be farcical that's for sure

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            Looking at my BB (5 points) I'd be shamelessly laughing if this happens 😀

            I really hope it doesn't though. Will be very unjustified for people with many chips left

            1. Rhinos
              • 6 Years
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              my free hit was butchered by covid so I'd gladly accept the chip back. Fair is gonna be in short supply as sports restart, unprecedented times

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 10 Years
                24 days, 20 hours ago

                I WC'ed then so have a similar thinking but don't think reinstating chips is a good idea.

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                24 days, 20 hours ago

                Yeah ...
                Will be unpopular. But every decision they will take will be criticized now i guess with the way they handled blank gw's.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          You're right ...
          It's going to be controversial in any case i guess. If the games do get played eventually, we should get FPL too though. Fingers crossed.

          If there is no news from FPL, as you said it's risky to activate any chip. I'll probably sit N watch too then.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            I certainly think it's more risky to activate a chip than not. FPL have stated GW38 is blank and players will score 0 points (they could go back on this of course). They've also clearly said chips used in these 'blank' weeks will not be reinstated.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              Thanks for the information mate.
              I will definitely wait now till deadline and if no news comes out, i will burn FH down 😀

              1. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                24 days, 20 hours ago

                Good luck!

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  24 days, 20 hours ago

                  You too mate !

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Once GW38 is concluded presumably any un-used transfers & chips become obsolete.

        Unless they do something before GW38 deadline, surely FPL is over for the season ?

        1. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          I actually think one of the most likely outcomes is FPL will end on Sunday, regardless of what happens in real life. They are under no obligation to complete the game. Some people think they will simply leave GW38 'open' so that they can add all the fixtures in at some point. Some people think they could add more game weeks. Until we hear off FPL we just don't know.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            It is probably manic within the Premier League management structure, they are having a meeting one day about all sorts of problems in relation to politics, life & death issues etc and some geek raises his had and says ‘the Fantasy Premier League last game week finishes next week, what are we going to do?’ ... umm ... silence ... until someone shouts ‘shut the front door’ and throws his out the window 🙂

            1. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              Whenever I've contacted FPL they always give the impression they are a separate entity, or at least a seperate department. It could be the case whoever works on FPL isn't actually in work currently.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              You're probably right.
              But with advertisement money, global appeal & so many people who keep asking questions about it, I don't think they will just put FPL down as useless thing.

              I think it's FPL's decision to not change deadlines.

              1. Rhinos
                • 6 Years
                24 days, 20 hours ago

                I'm surprised at the lack of price changes. Would have thought it'd be in their interest to keep people looking at the transfer section

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  24 days, 20 hours ago

                  I am an addict. But the thing that i have missed 3 deadlines on the spin & was thinking that this was GW 37 deadline upcoming, i am not sure how many are even looking at FPL website atm.

                  I post here because of love for this community (as for others too) but don't think many people are doing anything re FPL.

                  If they reduce the threshold transfers needed for price changes it might have a dynamo effect on the game hence they might be reluctant to do that..

                  This is what I think is happening

          2. BNMC
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              I don't think FPL can or will do anything until they know for sure when the fixtures will be.

            • Amey
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              You're right mate.
              They have been pretty naive about the approach and I would not be surprised if this happens.

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            I think it's either huge GW 38 or FPL over !
            Can't see them adding more gw's

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              24 days, 19 hours ago

              GW38 deadline is Sunday I think ? I really can’t see anything planned before then if nothing has happened for the last two months.

              Most at PL who deals with FPL has probably been furloughed anyway

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                You're right i guess, sadly !

      4. BNMC
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          vFPL, I think I've decided on doing Kane and Lamela to Jimenez and Bruno. Should I do one transfer this week and one next for free, or do them both now and take the hit?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 10 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            Will you cover the 4 getting Bruno?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              24 days, 20 hours ago

              or do you want to have your FT booked in next GW?

              1. BNMC
                  24 days, 20 hours ago

                  I'm happy with the rest of my team structure, but you never know with injuries and stuff.

          2. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            Not spent ages looking to be fair but given there's no dgws in vfpl i reckon the value of the 2nd wc diminishes. Using my 1st wc to gst a nice bb then using 2nd one to restructure. Enjoying the distraction cheers Ragabolly

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

            I've just realised. The only reason people were asking if there will be a mega 38 is so they could use their WC and BB and rake in the points if the scenario happened. What a bunch of selfish so and so's, 😀