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Premier League clubs to return to small-group training from Tuesday

Premier League players will be able to take part in small-group training sessions from Tuesday afternoon after a vote on the issue today.

The motion was passed unanimously at a shareholders’ meeting as ‘Project Restart’ begins to gather momentum.

Squads will still have to observe social distancing rules, however, while contact training is not yet allowed.

This first tentative step towards a return to training has been agreed after consultation with players, managers, club doctors, independent experts and the Government, with further discussion to take place between those parties – and the unions – regarding full-contact training.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce was interviewed soon after the announcement broke, explaining how phase one of the protocol will work:

In phase one we’re allowed to train four to five people on one pitch, so basically a player has a quarter of a pitch to work within, so social distancing is not a problem. We’ll train with eight to ten at a time on two separate pitches.

They will all arrive at the training ground but not go [inside]. They will not eat in the canteen. They will not be treated by a physio. They will all be in their gear, dressed to basically get out of their car and walk straight up to the training pitch itself.

Everything is in place in the safety aspect. I’ve got no issues and I can tell the supporters, the players and the staff, that we are as safe as we possibly can be.

We’re all in the dark over the next step because we all understand that this virus isn’t going to go away just like that – it’s going to hang around a bit, but I think with the protocols in place we’ll do everything we possibly can to get up and running again.

That was the only real line to come out of this morning’s meeting, with a vote on the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign still yet to happen.

UEFA requires a decision from their member leagues on whether they want to complete or cancel their respective seasons by May 25, however, so we look likely to get further information as the week progresses.

READ MORE: Fantasy managers face patient wait as Gameweek 38 passes

The Premier League’s full statement reads as follows:

Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to return to small-group training from tomorrow afternoon, the first step towards restarting the Premier League, when safe to do so. 

Step One of the Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing. Contact training is not yet permitted. 

This first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government. 

Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible. 

The health and wellbeing of all participants is the Premier League’s priority, and the safe return to training is a step-by-step process.

Full consultation will now continue with players, managers, clubs, the PFA and LMA as protocols for full-contact training are developed.


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  1. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Progress.

    CHO arrested and bailed, wonder what happened...

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Suspicion of rape I think

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52704448

        Chat filters won't like discussion of this for obvious reasons. Probably best not to speculate anyways I guess.

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

          I posted almost word for word the exact same reply as 1912 but it was deleted.

          FPL Pillars original post is going to invite the answer being given as a reply.

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah saw yours as well - I manually approved 1912's, figured there was no need for both. The two of you weren't the only ones to get picked up by the filter.

            That's why I approved and left a source for anyone curious - not saying I'm going to remove anything talking about it, just saying in general it's best not to speculate with limited information.

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

              To be fair mine was manually deleted because I beat the word filter as I knew that word in question wouldn't get through, so fair play anyway. 😀

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 9 hours ago

                Ah apologies, wasn't me so assumed it was automatic - but not uncommon for filter avoidance to get removed 🙂

                Always tricky dealing with sensitive subjects like this

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

                  No worries. I'm not complaining of anything. My post deserved being deleted for bypassing the filter. I should be more worried that I already knew the word was on the banned list.

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

                    ...or* anything...

            2. Poseidon.
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 7 hours ago

              I was kicked by the filter too!

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 5 hours ago

        Gah I hope not. I liked CHO. If found guilty would ruin his career, and rightly so.

  2. Who are your favourite ever six #FPL players?
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    Who are your favourite six #FPL players of all time?

    Andy, Neale and I reveal our favourite ever players in this week's Scoutcast.

    Watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnNLKGBYLEs

    **PLUS #Virtualfpl latest moves**

    1. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      We have some restrictions in place too.

      Only one player per PL team they are most well known for playing with

      1 GK

      2 DF

      2MF

      1 FWD

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Michel Vorm

        Leighton Baines
        King Kolarov

        Clint Dempsey
        Jon Walters

        RVP

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      For me personally, it has to be Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jason Puncheon and Terence Trent D'Arby for the memorable and brilliant moments they have produced on the scoutcast. They still make me chuckle to this day 😀

      I would love to see you guys tweet out some of the best ever scoutcasts from seasons gone by during the lockdown. Some newer members may not have heard them, while older members may like to reminisce.

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Being my favourite doesn't necessarily mean I think they were any good. For some of them I enjoyed the drama and discussion they caused whether good or bad.

      Lukasz Fabianski
      Richard Dunne
      Gareth Bale (as a defender)
      Frank Lampard
      Ronaldo
      Mauro Boselli

    4. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Gk is hard bit any cheep keeper that has done well Fab, Heaton, Pope etc

      Def Bale, Baines

      Mid Salah, Hazzard (Due to him being my biggest fpl troll, never does anything when i own him, so glad he got sold to Madrid)

      For Henry

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      Going for players who many of FFS don't know because they don't know the history of the PL and how good some of these players were. Mainly forgotten by the UK fans because they don't turn up on TV / radio these days (same fate awaits Aguero probably).

      GK: Jens Lehmann
      DF: Paulo Ferreira
      DF: Sami Hyypia
      MF: Shaun Wright-Phillips
      MF: Morten Gamst Pedersen
      FW: Ruud Van Nistelrooy

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

        They all played in the Premier League of course but I don't think they were all in FPL.At least for any meaningful period. FPL isn't as old as the Premier League.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 5 hours ago

          Certainly remember most of them in FPL, RvN the only I don't but he was in FPL until 06. Think they're all valid picks!

          Morten Gamst Pedersen certainly a good one, fond memories of him in my team.

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

            Can you remember when FPL started? I know it started earlier than the history section says but I can't remember how long before.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 4 hours ago

              02/03

              History started being saved in 06/07

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

                That's quite a bit before then. I was thinking it was maybe a year or 2 at most. Considering I played it from the start my memory is shocking.

    6. Keano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      GK: Vorm

      DF: Baines
      DF: Kolarov

      MF: Michu
      MF: Dempsey

      FW: RVP

    7. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 5 hours ago

      This is mine but from recent, didn’t play much FPL pre 2014

      Pope

      TAA Alonso

      Salah Hazard

      Jiménez

    8. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 5 hours ago

      Scolesy
      Giggsy
      Rashy
      Scott McDominate
      Wazza
      AWBeast

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 4 hours ago

        Nvm missed your 2nd post

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 3 hours ago

        Scott McDominate is brilliant 😀

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Thats what we call him on redcafe. Its because his names mctominay but he dominates the midfield

    9. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 3 hours ago

      Vorm
      Ivanovic Baines
      Dempsey Bale
      Suarez

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 3 hours ago

        Van der Vaart over Bale actually.

    10. Amey
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Pope
      TAA Doherty
      Hazard Salah
      Vardy

    11. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 5 hours ago

      Vorm
      Vidic Ashley Cole
      Fabregas Van der Vaart
      Suarez

    12. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 2 hours ago

      You guys lack taste.

      Shay Given
      Kolarov, Alcaraz
      Cahill, Adams
      Yakubu

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 2 hours ago

        How could I forget Raylor!

      2. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 1 hour ago

        Do you have a top knot bun?

    13. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 18 hours ago

      Nigel Martyn

      Ian Harte
      Ian Harte

      Gary Speed
      Lee Bowyer

      Lee Chapman

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    Unlimited free transfers?

    1. Hungry Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Tony, Just saw this myself. Huge news if it's true but no confirmation in the rules yet.

    2. Hungry Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      I'd flag it as a Hot Topic fast...That'll get it some attention

  4. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    Huge breaking news.

    My soon to be 5 year old daughter has requested an Everton strip for her birthday. Thank heavens that’s just her second team - she may not know it yet but she’s Palace through and through.

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

      What's made her like Everton?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Someone told her she gets free toffees with the strip.

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

          😀

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

        Her boyfriend - Rupert!!!! (Is that even legal in Liverpool?) supports Everton

        Much prefer the Liverpool option myself - those 18/9 purple strips look great in the playground

    2. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Get her to support Utd bro. She will not regret it

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        She would, they aren’t even good anymore and everyone else still dislikes them

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          I started supporting in ‘93. You want to count the trophies I’ve won since or shall I?

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            And that comment is the reason why they do

            1. Poseidon.
              • 1 Year
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              What you mean bro

  5. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    My 3 virtual fpl friendlies had no goals:

    Chelsea - West Ham
    0-0
    Abraham: 7, Barkley: 6, Alonso: 5, Snodgrass: 5, Pulisic: 5, Kanté: 5

    Southampton - Spurs
    0-0
    Son: 9, Lucas Moura: 5, Ward-Prowse: 3, Bednarek: 3, Tanganga: 2, Ings: 2

    Chelsea - Man Utd
    0-0
    Fernandes: 19, Rashford: 14, Martial: 13, Pulisic: 12, Pogba: 9, Willian: 7
    Abraham did not play a single minute and Alonso started on the bench.

  6. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Virtual fpl:

    Is the Ings scoring machine finally broken? And is Abraham any better?

    a. keep Ings and save the transfer
    b. Ings -> Abraham
    c. other suggestions

    Henderson
    TAA, Alonso, Holgate, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Martial
    Jimenez, Ings, Calvert-Lewin

    Button, Hayden, Simpson, Amartey
    1 FT, 1.1 million in the bank

  7. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    1912 Barnsley FA Cup Winners... after the initial successes of the elite inventors/codifiers, the cup was then seemingly dominated by the those tough northern towns

    1. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Just had a scan. Quite a few midland successes interwoven in those (Villa particularly) days. Only Spurs interrupted the domination by northern/midland sides.

    2. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Cracking little club

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        They are, good youth policy

        Would be good to see them have another stint in the Prem at some point. Very solid team in the late 90s

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 6 hours ago

          Would be wonderful to see us back in the premier league again was such an amazing season, I remember queuing up for about 6 hours with
          My Dad to get us season tickets for that season!! Happy memories!!

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 6 hours ago

            Been a season ticket holder since 1989 now!! LOTS of ups and downs!!! Haha

  8. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone know if transfers on the FPL site work, it seems to be allowing an unlimited number to be made right now (without points hits) - but I haven't committed any transfers so don't know what happens if you hit the "Transfer" button to execute it....?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Won’t work

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Tried doing a transfer, got the message: "This game has now finished. Thanks for your interest, come back soon to select your squad for next season's game."

    So is the current FPL season over?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      It’s just a standard message comes up after GW38 every year don’t read anything into it. They should change it to game suspended or something but it’s classic fpl not to have thought about it.

  10. Hungry Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 6 hours ago

    Mmm I wasn't bold enough to hit Make Transfers so I didn't see that but FPL are clearly up to something.

  11. Hungry Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 6 hours ago

    I suspect the end of Gameweek 38 has automatically triggered and that they've got to do some Website development to extend the season as it says they will in their statement

  12. Current state of transfers
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 6 hours ago

    Few posts on this page about the current state of transfers, so instead of replying to them all individually I'll make one post here.

    Currently the FPL game is in its standard post-38 stage, where "My Team" is no longer a clickable tab and the transfers page doesn't display FTs.

    Whilst you might think this means unlimited transfers, if you attempt to make any it will show you a message saying the game is over or words to that affect.

    This is to be expected as, currently, we have no more fixtures scheduled. If and when further fixtures are added, the website will open back up with further gameweeks added (or that's what it suggests). As Neale said in an earlier article:

    "In all honesty, it’s probably not worth trying to read into too much on the site at present: if FPL is to continue, it seems likely that the game’s operators will wait on more concrete plans being drawn up by the Premier League before rolling out a further update.

    It wouldn’t make much sense, for example, to see Gameweek 39 appear on the Fixtures tab before any formalised rejigging of the schedule has taken place and indeed while there is still any doubt about the 2019/20 season restarting in the first place."

    Read more on that here - https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/05/18/fpl-managers-face-patient-wait-after-gameweek-38-deadline-passes/

    Short version - You can't make transfers and until the PL announces new fixtures the game will remain closed. When fixtures are announced, new gameweeks would likely be added and you could continue making free transfers.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      How difficult is it for them to remove/reword the error message saying the game is over? Either the game is over, they are complete amateurs, or the staff are furloughed.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 5 hours ago

        I can see why - because unless new fixtures are added the game will have to be over - but yes in my opinion they could have been a lot clearer in their communication over the whole thing, not just this part. Probably following a series of legally defend-able steps or something.

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

          No, if the season is not over and they have staff working there actively there is absolutely no reason there is a message saying season over and come back next season, unless they are totally incompetent.

          1. ebb2sparky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 5 hours ago

            If I was them I couldnt be bothered to change anything. It's a free game and the only people looking at the site are hard-core players who will be back regardless of what message is displayed.

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

              It's a free game, but I assume they are getting paid and it's their job?

              1. ebb2sparky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 5 hours ago

                Maybe they use contractors rather than in house dev team. Maybe they outsource? Who knows. Either way changing a message that barely anyone will see is not going to be a priority.

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

                  To be fair changing that message would save them work in the long run. Plenty of people keep emailing them asking question after question, and a real person answers, even if they send a template response.

                2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  18 days, 4 hours ago

                  A very British attitude towards customer service there! 🙂

                  1. Feanor
                    • 10 Years
                    18 days, 4 hours ago

                    You should demand a refund.

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

                      For what?

                  2. ebb2sparky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    18 days, 4 hours ago

                    Fair enough. If I was allowed to define the contents of the template response I'm sure your opinion of my customer service skills would be much worse 🙂

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

                      Ha ha fair enough 🙂

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

            Thats the sole reason i think its over. Such a basic thing to do. It costs nothing, zero effort and zero risk.

            Just a message saying " transfers are not available at this time" leaves it open. It's a big assumption to belive that it's an oversight from a huge professional site accessed by millions and written by brilliant developers.

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

              If anything it impacts them negativly because now the most realistic think its over so no more clicks on their site to check

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Unless you have no coding skills in which its not an easy task

            3. Catenaccio FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              17 days, 23 hours ago

              The season will continue and so FPL and most likely they will give unlimited transfers to everybody.

              Your insistance on cancelling the season just because you have an awful season is really irritating.

              I would expect better from a so called "Pro Pundit".

              1. Tinkermania
                  17 days, 17 hours ago

                  Why give unlimited transfers?

                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    17 days, 17 hours ago

                    Because in his little fantasy bubble that's how it is. Hilarious how he's convinced himself

                • Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  17 days, 17 hours ago

                  😆 😆 :lol

                  Will they now ? I can just imagine you sat there with your lips trembling as you wrote that too

                  you sound at breaking point mate. Put ya dummy in , dry your eyes and move past my posts if they irritate you because unfortunately in life you are going to come across views and opinions that lie outside your reality bubble. It's just the way it is mate i am afraid . You will learn kid. Life it hard at times. You are just not that important

                  1. Catenaccio FC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 16 hours ago

                    You convinced yourself that you won't have to pay the winnings to your cash league opponents.
                    You know a man is a man when he knows how to lose, but since day one, you keep whining how it is unfair to pay them out and the whole thing needs to be voided.
                    That's why you are annoying, personally i don't give a damn if it will restart or not.
                    I am definitely not a kid, probably older than you, and you are such a tiny little man.

                    P.S The PL will restart because there are billions involved and nowadays money is more important than human life and health. I really doubt if it will finish though.

                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 15 hours ago

                      First off i will do and say what i want to who i want and when i want thats for me to deal with, just because i irritate some random on the internet who can't handle another opinion different to his it doesn't mean to say i have to stop. I have broken no rules. If you don't like it... learn to love it or GTFO

                      I am allowed an opinion just as much as you are. Maybe people banging on about how the season will continue and avoiding every negative irritates me ? ( it doesn't , although I think it is mentally not right ) but if it did why should i remain quiet but you are ok to go on ? Do you think you are more important than me ? If you are not a child then act like one and accept other people's views whether they irritate you or not.

                      Regardless of what i want to happen that is my own personal view of how it will go. I could be wrong of course but what i say is valid. Are you saying that i don't have a valid point ? Are you really ignoring everything that may come across as negative to you ?

      2. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks for this post RAE. It’s such a shame that FPL themselves, for whatever reason, appear unable to keep us informed. There’s been so much uncertainty over the past few weeks and now it’s just a waiting game. One silver lining is that it currently looks like FPL May continue if the Prem returns.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          I think they’ve made it clear in their own vague way that they intend to continue if the prem restarts not sure what all this ‘game is over’ stuff is about everyone knows that’s a standard message and everyone should know by now it’s classic fpl not to have changed it. I think it’s best to plan that the game will continue as normally as possible and that the my team tab will reopen ahead of GW39 and you’ll have your transfer/s and be able to change captain. Not sure this free wildcard thing is based on anything other than people wanting it? I don’t see fpl doing that.

    2. johndoe090
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 3 hours ago

      Happy I used all 6 transfers over the last few weeks 🙂

      I'm speculating that Liverpool will shut down their A squad once the title is wrapped up. They have played a ton of games over the last two seasons, so it would make sense for them to get some rest before the next season begins. Who cares about points record at this point.

      With that said I went

      Pepe, Gomez, Mahrez, Zaha, McGovern, TAA, and Greenwood ->

      Bruno, Taylor (burnley), Richarlison, Pope, AWB, Rashford.

      I'm focussing on players who are competing for 4th or 5th place and champions league - ManU, Chelsea, Wolves, Spurs, Arsenal - if possible.

      ManU triple up seems to be the play too 🙂

      Pope (McCarthy)
      Doherty, AWB, Saiss, (Taylor, Lascelles)
      Salah, Bruno, Richarlison, Barnes (Douglas Luis)
      Auba, Rashford, Jimenez

      May fade Salah and get Son in, since Spurs will have something to play for. Also likely will get Barnes out for Mason Mount.

      Just word vomiting because I am bored 🙂

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 14 mins ago

        People are forgetting there will be no pre-season this year, so teams still need to keep their top players in and about the main team, ready for the new season.

        Of course you can't expect them to play every match now, but you're not going to want to drop the intensity rolling into the next season.

        Burnout could come a little earlier next season, but I'll let the fitness teams worry about that one.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 13 mins ago

        Also, Sheffield United are vying for Top 4 or 5.

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Nothing, i repeat nothing in this game (unless an injury) can be the reason to go without TAA.

        He's a beast !!

        Like that team though.

      4. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Man UTD also have the Europa league etc