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  1. skooldaze
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    IT'S COMING HOME!

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Kjaer wishing he could turn back time

    1. PartyTime
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What a dive from Sterling!!!
      Sometimes cheating is important

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        With Sterling, sometimes must be alot

        1. PartyTime
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Haha... true

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Remember England lost to a handball (86), should’ve had a player sent off against us (93), had a player sent off because of Simone (98), had a player sent off because of Ronaldo (2006), had a clear goal disallowed (2010)
        It's about time we had a decision go for us with the Sterling penalty

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Isn’t “It’s Coming Home” in reference to the World Cup?
    Thought the song was done just before the 98 WC

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      England never have an Euro cup too hence "It's Coming Home"

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Except Euro trophy never been in England so not possible to “come home”

        1. ffs casual
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          The Euro trophy was in England in 96 for a short time before it was taken to Germany

    2. ffs casual
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It was originally for Euro 96. Once Germany won the tournament and took the song back home with them, it was re-released again in 98 with different lyrics and a new video.

      Germany team singing it after Euro 96
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9p0LEmFvuw

    3. Chockky
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      it was recorded for euro 96, remixed for world cup 98.

  4. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How my team looks?

    Banchman
    Robertson Lamptey AWB
    Pepe Salah Fernandes Buendia Raphinha
    DCL Antonio

    Foster | Joao Pedro, Ayling, Manquillo

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Arsenal not got great opening fixtures so I would get 4.5 mid rather than Pepe and get 3rd striker and spend bit more in defence

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Is Saka not better option?

      2. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Agree but Pepe have good end season form. Would monitor again in pre season

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      2nd choice as U know.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        AWB over Shaw etc...

      2. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        So I need to fill in Most selected player for all my players? That not how its work buddy!

    3. GUNNERINHO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ur team lookin' good, good effort to get ahead of the pack. I have been playing around with this players myself but not Bachman, Ayling or Pepe. I am considering Meslier over Ayling and looking for a 6.0 in the Pepe slot so can use cash elsewhere, my juggling continues.

  5. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A-Diaz and Saka
    or
    B-Coufal and Jota

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A although I’m not fully convinced with Saka yet

  6. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Alright finals team is looking this way with the 5 free. Seems kinda boring.
    I’m guessing there’s more interesting players in the Italian midfield to play around with.

    Pickford (Donna)
    Shaw, Maguire, Stones (Dumfries, Kimpembe)
    Saka, Mount, Sterling, Insigne, Chiesa
    Kane, Immobile (Oyarzabal)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Play Donn and spread the risk?

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah might do.
        Could also pivot to Italian defense too.
        Feels mostly like I’ll chose 1 team for the CS hope I’m right. All in strategy.

    2. reubster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Striker options are underwhelming eh.

  7. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Tactical & financial question for more experienced FPL competitors:

    If you consider same-price players to be equally likely to earn your team points, which is it better to own at the start of the season - the players with high ownership or the differentials?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      The high ownership players if the differentials aren't likely to help you much.

      1. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. Mostly I'm deciding on 5.5M defenders, 4.5M defenders and 7.5 to 8M forwards respectively. I wasn't that concerned with overall ownership when selecting my team - just in my opinion their expected points contribution medium term. But say some selections don't work out, which approach will be easier to put right later on. e.g. if I don't choose Fofana and Lamptey, Shaw, Watkins, etc at the start will I be left in the lurch.
        (Last season I had AWB, not Shaw so nothing new there)

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Conceptually it feels like it helps to go with the lower owned but actually if your evaluation is correct it literally makes 0 difference.

      Let’s say
      95% own player A
      5% own Player B

      Both players average 6 points a week over 4 weeks.

      If you get 6 from A and so does just about everyone else then you still get 6.
      If you get 6 from B and everyone else gets from A then you still get 6.

      If you’re evaluation is correct you should get both players.

      1. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        But do low ownership players have greater volatility in price depending on how well they perform?

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ideally, we have to pick a player who is likely to score more points irrespective of ownership. In 2nd half of the season, going for differentials makes sense since we are aware of risk-reward situation plus there is a need to recover points asap.

      Whereas in 1st half of the season, I would just try to pick players likely to score more points with zero attention to ownership. If it means picking Beundia over Raphinha or Toney over Wood, so be it. As they say, price/team value increment will follow the points, so focus on points only.

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      In short I’d say start with the higher owned player.
      But in long there’s a few factors you’d have to consider, as most likely there won’t ever be a true pairing of the same priced players, as there’s always some factor such as set pieces, positioning, whether they’re captain etc etc (if Salah and Mane were the same price pens would sway to salah, if Dunk was 4.5 then his set piece threat and captaincy would sway us toward him from the brighton bunch, etc.) me personally I’d stick with the higher owned take whatever points he gets so I won’t get left behind early and then look to make up points with some other differentials

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What does equally likely to score points mean? Same likely points? Same likely points spread/variance?

      Its unlikely that there are ever two players with completely equal points potential. They may have similar likely points, but one will have a higher ceiling and with it greater volatility.

      At the end of the day the only differential in fpl is points. Nothing else matters

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    This place is still recovering after the earlier game it seems

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone considering Robbo over taa?

    I seem to remember him struggling back from injury last season and talking a little while to get going

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Robertson returns from GW20-38: 3 (3A)

      Trent returns from GW20-38: 8 (6A 2G)

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Easy investment of an extra £0.5m

  10. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What am I suppose to do with 5FTs!!! 😆

    Donn
    Emerson, Bonucci, Maguire, Stones
    Sterling, Insigne, Cheisa, Phillips
    Immobile, Kane

    Does saving those FTs helps in improving rank like FPL? 😀

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think I'm going to go big on one of the team. GK + 4 defenders. Did the same with Portugal in Euro 2016.

      Italy vs England seems to be a 1-0 type of a game.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Picking the right side is tricky though. Italy are conceding lately, so England could be the team to go for.

        I think I would be happy with 3 from each defense and hope for 0-0 😀

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah it's definitely tough but I'm tempted to go with 4 def + gk from England. Italy attack has been good but not great since the KOs.

          3 each from one team will probably mean a red/grey arrow unless it's a 0:0.

        2. reubster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Doesn't seem fair that extra-time counts toward clean sheets.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’d get rid of Phillips for someone who’s more likely to attack for one. But yeah only so much can be done.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah, thats the only one weak spot. Was considering Shaw in exchange of Phillips and roll with 5-3-2

    3. PartyTime
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Phillips gotta go Holmes. Interesting gw for captaincy

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        True, get Shaw as 5th defender (5-3-2) or some cheap Italian mid (4-4-2)?

        I think I will bet on Italy win, so Insigne or Emerson as captaincy for me.

        1. PartyTime
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Cheap Italian midfielder. Wouldn’t captain a defender this round. Think the game will be 1-2 Italy win, so maybe an attacker is better imo but England could easily win as well

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Doubt any of these teams can score 2 goals against each other. They haven't conceded more than once this tournament. Both defences very good. It's a 1-0 or 1-1 written all over it.

            1. Nomar
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Or 0-0, pens.

  11. Top Mark.S
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Watching Sterling and Kane throw themselves to the ground at the slightest touch and listening to the English commentators speak of great play at "drawing the foul" brought a smile to my face. I have always enjoyed a good drawing the foul as a liverpool fan. A reminder that all the Salah criticism is null and void

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      or criticize all three for their antics and ignore the opinions from those with heavy bias.

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Agree in principle. Just heard little if any criticism for kane or sterling while Salah is the poster boy. Has there been much criticism of the England players for last night?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Tonnes. If you only post and never read/listen you will always have a very warped view.

          We have two ears and only one mouth.

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            That's judgmental. I cant see how you would know how much I have read or listened to over the years with regards to these three players.

            With regards to last night, it is a proper question. I finished watching the game at midnight and just woke up. I have read zero criticism so far, which I find amusing.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              "Just heard little if any criticism for kane or sterling"

              Attitude is easy to see. Did not take any time to see what opinions were and jumped to a conclusion. You said yourself you didnt read, that your words not mine.

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Please quote those words, preferably in context. I cant find them and dont remember writing it

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  You posted them 13 minutes ago.

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    That is not a quote. Hmmm

  12. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    FFS is one of the only social media sites I use. I assume most of the users are British or members of the Commonwealth of Nations. I can't understand why there are so many negative comments e.g. divers, home advantage, etc. towards England's performances on this site. Italy are good but not that special. England have a great opportunity to win the Euros so let's get behind them.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Most comments on this site are negative regardless of subject. Its a culture where the positive thoughts are left unwritten.

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        The irony in this comment is fascinating. Well done

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Irony would only be true if I ever claimed to not be part of the culture, which I have not.

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Your truth you mean

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              You are hardly presenting a counter viewpoint

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                If being a part if a negative culture was contingent upon admitting to it then most negative cultures wouldn't be cultures at all.

                You do not need to claim to be part of that culture to be part if that culture. The lack of self awareness in that statement is alarming. The judgemental thing seems to be creeping in again. You see so clearly all the negativity in others but if a comment causes self reflection you say you are only part if it if you say so. Wow

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I said none of these things.

                  You claim I am judgemental. I do not disagree

                  You claim I am negative. I do not disagree.

                  If we are to change the culture we must first acknowledge the issues with it. Responding to me with further negative and judgemental comments is not constructive to positive action, all it does is continue to reinforce the poor culture.

                  Shall we call it a day?

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    My humble apologies. I reread your comment and see now you were saying the opposite of what I thought. My post above this is invalid.

                    I still think there is irony in you original comment but that is neither here nor there.

                    Happy to call it a day.

                    Mate of mine just messaged and his mom was attacked and killed in their family home last night.

                    Probably not going to be much help in turning culture around today. Will apply my mind to it tomorrow.

                    Please forgive any offence caused.

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Thats awful.

                      Were all good. I've seen you be a positive member of the community many times before

                      1. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        That's kind of you.

                        I certainly am part of the negative culture on here.

                        And agree that needs to change.

                        Well done on being the bigger man.

                        Appreciate the kind words. Have a great day

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Probably in part thanks to England supporters saying it’s coming home every 30 seconds, it’s becoming insufferable. Before England would get knocked out early in tournaments and what you’d hear was the negative “same old England” rants from England supporters. Now they’re winning games and they’re magically kings of the football world again. England are also good but not that special, they’ve faced very little adversity all tournament long. In saying that, I don’t care much for either country, hard to support either one when you have players like Immobile and Sterling going down at the faintest of touches but that’s most players in the modern game I guess

  13. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    your thoughts please

    Martinez (Foster)
    TAA-Shaw-Coufal (Lamptey-Manquillo)
    Salah-Fernandes-Rafinha-Buendia (Bissouma)
    DCL-Antonio-Toney

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Problem is the 8 player limit. I will put all my eggs in the England basket with 1-4-2-1, so its about where to get best value out of the italians.

  14. fenixri
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What formation are you going to play for finals?

    I was thinking 5-3-2 but I am more leaning to 4-4-2 now.

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      from an attacking perspective the only players i want are

      Sterling Inisigne Chiesa
      Kane Immboile

      and whichever 1 other England mid depending on who gets the nod (Saka, Grealish, possibly Mount)

      Then I probably want the entire England back line + Donna

      1. fenixri
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Similiar to my first 5-3-2 idea

        Donna
        Shaw - Stones - Maguire - Bonucci - Emerson
        Sterling Insigne Chiesa
        Kane Immobile

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      532

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Spurs back in for ings, be pretty cool to see him up top with Kane

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ings would be a better fit at City for a season until they can sign Haaland next season imo

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        City not signing slow Kane then?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I think they’d be silly to if they can sign the younger and less injury prone Halaand at the end of this coming season for less money.

        2. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I think all the signs are pointing to Kane at City.

          All the noises so far are just negotiating games, including the smokescreen offer for a player they dont need in Grealish

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I think he’ll stay at spurs for another season

          2. Tinkermania
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            So they you think they need Kane? But don't need Grealish? Which of these more closely suits the style? And both would start about every other match just like Mahrez, Sterling, Foden, Jesus et al.

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Kane is more than just a finisher - just look at the match last night - he is a playmaker, can hold the ball up and draw fouls, and can finish left/right/head. He will certainly fit their style, in fact he will complete it.

              Grealish is just more of the same for them. Sterling/Foden are 26/21 respectively, so its not like they need replacing.