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  1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A team hellbent on not conceding, playing in what is essentially a home tournament.
    Managed by H Renard who managed to turn Zambia into a team that conceded only 1 goal in their last 8 competitive games under his tenure.

    Potential reality check for everyone predicting Argentina 8-0 Saudi Arabia.

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I have been wondering about this actually. Noticed a lot of CS but Colombia are the only really decent side they've faced for a long time. Do you think they can they really restrict Argentina to, say, 2 or less?

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Hmm on the one hand Argentina would be my pick to win the whole thing, but I do think the heat and poor crowds will be a massive factor that will affect the number of goals we see. It will also act as a leveller between the European teams who are midway through a tough season and the lesser teams (Qatar basically have given their players 2 months to prepare for this). So I would say that cricket scores are much less likely in general at this tournament.

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Hmm good point. I hadn't really considered the heat much but maybe I should have a look at skewing toward the evening games for haul chasing

          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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            • 3 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Argentina play KSA at 2pm Qatar time. France play Australia at 11pm local time that evening.
            Might not be enough to sway me to avoid Messi and underpriced Martinez, but would sway me to (c) Mbappe.

    2. Camzy
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      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nah.

      Saudi Arabia lost 5-0 to Russia in the opening game of the last world cup. They just aren't a very good team.

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Perfect example of why you don't write off *host* nation(s)

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah they are just terrible lol

    3. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Zambia a much better side and the coach is there for the money. The only thing is arab nations in general will be well supported.

  2. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Makes sense to start out with both Shaw and Trippier?

    1. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yep, bargains

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      They certainly seem to tick all the boxes: nailed, good CS fixtures, strong attacking potential, good value...
      I just have Trippier atm but if we don't get any clarity on the Dumfries fitness situation then Shaw is probably top of my replacements list

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Exactly the same thought as me

      2. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I agree. a problem with 2 England defensive assets is if they leak a goal, chances are 2 subs used from the second game.

  3. Ask Yourself
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which option !!!
    A) Neymar + De Paul
    B) Richarlison + Hazard (Double up with KDB)
    B) Richarlison + Eriksen (poopy second fixture)

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      C is what I have currently (Denmark triple up for MD1) but my MD2 moves will likely move both of them out (Richarlison & Eriksen - Mitrovic & someone)

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Just annoying rich plays the last day so makes it risky having him as a punt. Only player in my team I’m not happy with is De Paul so need a way of funding him to someone more interesting. If only they had a friendly so we could see what Brazil were going to do !

        Also if I land in the 8m mid mark I think I could prefer hazard over eriksen if fit for those first 2

        1. The Mentaculus
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          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yeah I was trying to figure out if we'd get to see the lineups before making substitutions but its not really clear. Think I'm going to take the chance anyway as I'm finding very hard to stretch to Neymar. Who do you think is Rich's main competetion, Vini moving to CF or Jesus?

          1. Ask Yourself
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Jesus definitely, vini won’t play CF. Rich just back from injury and has looked poo so idk if he gets straight in

  4. Camzy
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    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    This game is awful so far. First time looking and they're missing tons and tons of players.

    No Martinez for Argentina, they have only 2 players you can pick from Cameroon...

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Both Argentina Martinez’s there for me and why on earth would you pick anyone from Cameroon it’s doing us a favour

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lautaro & Lisandro there, Emi still MIA

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Oh oops yeah that Martínez okay fair that’s a bit rubbish true

          1. Camzy
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            • 13 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            The goalie is the one I want...

    2. Aribo Starmix
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2 Dutch keepers... neither of which made the squad. Shambles.

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Firmino listed too

  5. boc610
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    DANISH camera crew threatened by Qatar world cup organisers for filming on street even though they were fully accredited and allowed to be there. no coincidence at all that Denmark one of the biggest critics of their human rights record....the signs are already looking pretty ominous for this tournament..

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      TBH, teams should have protested with their feet. FIFA would have been forced to move the competition and everyone could have played league games instead.
      Don't be fooled guys most don't give a continental and all the "protests" are there because it is what they are expected to do.
      Money and fame talks loudest.

      1. boc610
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        very cynical view..you cant say that they are just doing what they are "expected" to do...the danes have from the get go been genuine about their feelings early on and are protesting in a manner thats more powerful than the meek de-fanged 'one love' arm band from an English FA who have already asked people to fall in line and not cause a fuss

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          maybe cynical but well founded. all I am saying is the balls to not go is the true correct way.

    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’m not interested in this world cup but thet are not in their country so they must obey the Law over there as they expect others to obey theirs.

      1. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Well my bad if they were fully accredited & allowed to film on the street. You are right, I think a lot of crazy things will happen.

  6. EmreCan Hustle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    First World Cup draft.

    Ward
    Dumfries Trippier Sosa
    Bergwijn Di Maria Sane Eriksen
    Messi L. Martinez Lukaku

    Bench: Rochet Guerrero Meunier Arrascaeta

    Nothing in the bank.
    12th Man planned. Neymar or Mbappe.

    Obviously squad haven't been updated.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      good but not so original. I am in the same boat and already catching myself being swayed by content creators. i am looking at one original pick and not found one yet. I want Fernandez from Arg but not updated yet.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers.
        I'm interested in Raum from Germany. Not in the game yet.
        Also like Orisic and Tadic, but Orisic isn't nailed and Tadic plays Brazil.

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          My thoughts too. Raum will be 5.5 and probable more attacking options.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hennessey starts over Ward I think

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Just the doubt puts me off.

      2. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Rochet maybe

      3. The Tinkerman
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Unlikely given his form imo.

  7. LucasD
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which combo looks better?

    1 - Dumfries, Olsen, Modric + 0.5
    2 - Otamendi, Musiala, Eriksen

    Thanks

  8. FCHaalandaise
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anything going on for the next month or so til FPL returns?

    Might start decorating for Christmas nice and slowly

  9. The Tinkerman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is there any indication of when the World Cup game will be updated to have the players that are actually going to the World Cup? Feels a bit pointless making a draft until then.

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yes it should be updated on 14 November 😛

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      That is not really an article but an advert.