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  1. lugs
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 6 hours ago

    I don't think adding ball recovery's is too complicated, imo the current BPS system is too complicated and convoluted, I'd wager that only a tiny % of the player base knows how they are tallied up, the Sky system with tackles or the Uefa system with recovery's is much easier to understand imo

    If they keep the current BPS system then I'd personally like to see players from both teams in a match get bonus points regardless of the result, as I'm sure there would be quite a few hidden gem bonus magnets from crap teams that you wouldn't normally consider that would help expand the viable player pool

    It probably won't be any of the above though, but I do think last season's challenge FPL was possibly a trial run of being able to change your team throughout the gw, maybe not transfers after the deadline but certainly being able to change captain before he plays or make manual subs if one of your players doesn't start etc could be possible

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Without too much effort from FPL Towers; I think limitless would make sense.
      Everyone would like Tfr's up to kick off but the system will crash or there will be no live info available for a few hours.
      Updating Captains will be frowned upon by the lazy managers.
      Ball recoveries will take extra work for FPL Towers.
      I would love transparency for transfers and FPL Towers to get rid of effective ownership by limiting information.
      The game has become the stats junkies domain, so awarding MOM by a panel might help.
      In the end, the game will want to encourage clicks and I can't help but think the new but pointless game at the end of last season was a trial run for change in the real game.
      Most people want to spend 20 minutes each week changing teams; not like engaged managers who tend to be addicted like myself (smile)

  2. magpiesfan765
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Why change it?! Leave it as it is, if anything get rid of the triple captain chip as it’s rubbish and boring and replace it with something like defence scores x 3 for a single game week! I also agree ball recoveries should be introduced and also if a player gives away a penalty should be -3 points…last seasons prior an own goal is -2 points and there’s no penalisation for giving away a pen?!

  3. Rickie Lambert's Partn…
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    How is this? My only worry is Mbappe but he is against Navas and Nacho. Think Dembele & Morata could be a good shout too.

    Pickford / Simon
    Kounde / Hernandez / van Dijk / Dumfries / Guehi
    Bellingham / Saka / Ruiz / Olmo (C) / Williams
    Mbappe / Depay / Gakpo

    1. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 1 hour ago

      Mbappe big game player, I wouldnt dare to go without him rest of the tournament.

      Dumfries, I am not sure he will have that much space against England.

      Mid i very attacking I would get few ball recovery mids

      I like your attack but I went Kane instead Depay in the end. Netherlands concede a lot of headers and Kane could exploit that.

      Who are your captains?

  4. Manani
    • 12 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Mbappe Gakpo Morata
    Saka Olmo Rodri Simons Williams
    Joined Cucurella Stones Guehi
    Pickford

    Would u use WC? Can’t really see much improvement even if I do. Might as well save for final?

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 2 hours ago

      Likely to be higher scores in semis and 5 changes for the final. I think WC semis best.

    2. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 1 hour ago

      No point in WC in final when you only need 11 players.

      Also you are missing 2 players, plus who is Joined?

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Front 8 looks fine but defence is really important at this stage. Would definitely want more Spain/France defenders, depending on how you see that game going

  5. Travel Notes
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 1 hour ago

    Or they could have a 'Pro League'; where you pay to be more involved.

  6. fenixri
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 1 hour ago

    I think I am settled with this. Any thoughts?

    Maignan Pickford
    Hernandez Kounde Laporte Guehi VVD
    Olmo Rodri Ruiz Jude Rice
    Mbappe Kane Gakpo

    I was on Depay instead Kane, but Netherlands concede a lot of headers and I think Kane could exploit that. With same thinking maybe to put Stones instead Guehi as bigger aerial threat from corners?

    Not really happy with 5 England players but should be fine for finals if they are out.

  7. PartyTime
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 1 hour ago

    Looking forward to joining the Dutch fans.

    Let’s goooooo

    Naar Links, Naar rechts, Naar links, Naar rechts 🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 1 hour ago

      Can they beat Uruguay...

      1. PartyTime
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Probably Uruguay. I would have to watch them play

  8. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 1 hour ago

    Best option for the semis?

    a. simons
    b. kante
    c. olmo

    1. Ausman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 56 mins ago

      Olmo. Most in form player in the competition.

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 54 mins ago

        Makes sense, simons > olmo with the ft it is. Cheers

    2. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Simons, i dont think spain score more than 1 against france, coukd be goals in eng/ned

  9. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 1 hour ago

    Team g2g? 4 Spain, 4 England, 4 Netherlands, 3 France.

    maignon pickford
    vvd kounde cucurella stones guehi
    bellingham saka williams olmo rodri
    mbappe depay gakpo

    1. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks good

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks

  10. ritzyd
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 17 mins ago

    Best differential captains? Thinking Olmo, Saka, Mbappe? What does everyone think?

    1. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      I dont think Olmo or Mbappe are differential.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 3 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Expect the first SF will be pretty tight but I think Spain will edge it 1-0 / 2-0 so considering Cucurella (C) - at this stage I'd be very happy with 9pts (x2).

    3. Sterling Archer
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      This french team will likely suck the soul out of the game and it will finish 0-0 so perhaps a defender could be good!

    4. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      Going rodri as a differential

  11. Karan14
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 2 mins ago

    Choose one out of:

    A) N.Williams
    B) Saka
    C) Kante
    D) F.Ruiz

    Have Rodri, Olmo, Bellingham & Rice.

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  12. aapoman
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 23 hours ago

    If they were to add this mid gameweek changes to FPL the game would dead for me. I absolutely hate the fantasy games where you have to make changes all the time between games. Just let me have this simple system FPL please.

    1. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      I think a lot of people feel the same. Would kill it for the casual players.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 21 hours ago

        I'm far from casual and I really cba with fiddling with my team 3 times a week for 9 months. That Xmas period would be so annoying too.

        Like someone else said - it's manageable for tournament football (even the CL game I forget about), but a whole season is just too much. Make it a separate game, like the Challenge mode, if there's a real appetite for it, but the main game should be as simple and accessible as possible.

        1. ritzyd
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 21 hours ago

          Agreed

    2. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      See above

    3. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      Not to mention the daily "twist or stick?" questions ad infinitum on sites such as this. Agree that having to actively manage between games during a GW would kill FPL for me.

      1. Mama Murphy's chair
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes, I see a whole season of that being much less manageable than just a few weeks of the Euros.

      2. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 22 hours ago

        "My player scored 2 points, shall I stick or twist?"

        Stick it up yer hole lad!

        1. Sheffield Wednesday
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 22 hours ago

          ...then give it a twist.

    4. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 23 hours ago

      There's no chance they'll introduce this type of format. It might work in a tournament, but not in a full-season game.

      If they did, the usual 60% of dead teams will become more like 80% by October.

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 22 hours ago

        Agree

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 22 hours ago

          I would actually quite like it tbh. Of course I'd miss the occasional deadline, like everyone, but even if I can't make any changes for a midweek game I still check the lineups so it wouldn't be such a great inconvenience to me. Think there's a definite skill edge to be gained by planning your subs for this which would make for interesting strategy

          1. Mama Murphy's chair
            • 7 Years
            4 days, 22 hours ago

            Just wondering if it would be any issue for the different time zones. FPL being more global than most.

    5. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah too much work. I'd probably give up playing properly pretty early.

    6. TallestJohn
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      I still play the Sky game but don't give it as much attention as FPL. No bench but you can make transfers and change captains each day during a GW. Always funny when missing a deadline (or running out of transfers, maximum of 5 per GW and no hits) benefits you and it happens more than you'd expect, but would probably mean regular minor annoyances if FPL introduced something similar.

  13. The Strokes
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    Hello,
    Does anyone know where I could find stats showing from where the Netherlands conceded goals or better Xga or actions?
    My feeling is that Ake is much better than Dumfries defensively and that therefore it might be a Foden match even though Saka has clearly been the better player.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      Think you might have to go through each match individually, but I like the shot maps on fotmob:
      https://www.fotmob.com/en-GB/matches/turkiye-vs-netherlands/1gotp4#4043981:tab=stats

      You can click on each dot to see xG, shot taker, direction etc.

      I would also agree, on the balance of what I've seen, that they're weaker down their right flank (but still unsure about Foden)

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      No, but Heartland Bank, wherever that is, has a six month term deposit of 5.30% p.a. They encourage you to apply now.

    3. Bushman
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 21 hours ago

      England have no left wing so Dumfries should be in for an easy night!

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 20 hours ago

        You Shaw about that?

    4. Dunk and Disorderly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep, in the members' area. Select European Championship Finals at the top. Then Team Profiles. Goal Attempts Conceded Heatmap / xG shots Conceded.

  14. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 3 Years
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    Interesting that no one seems to be considering the strategy of blocking out Spain defence next round, considering how blunt, and overreliant on a seemingly neuteured Mbappe, France have looked in attack. Is it because of the age of Navas/Nacho? Because you'd need 2 FTs to switch back to Carvajal / Le Normand for the final? I'm considering doing this with FTs even at the expense of leaving a couple of dead spots in midfield. Just don't think there'll be all that many points for midfielders in this fixture. Also if the final is Spain v Netherlands I might only play 3 at the back expecting BTTS so I don't think I'd need to use any further FTs on defence in the final anyway

    1. Bushman
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 21 hours ago

      Most RMTs and YouTubers I've seen have 2 french and 2 Spanish defenders and keepers. I've currently gone for Unai, Cucu, Kounde and Saliba. Part of the argument for less Spanish defenders is that the french midfield options are pants, so 2-3 Spanish midfielders with Mbappe upfront is popular. I think I'm taking a punt on Dembele over Kane if he starts

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 3 Years
        4 days, 21 hours ago

        That kind of makes me want to do it even more... in practice though I'll probably max out 3 at Spain defenders since I already have Yamal & Williams & I like Olmo

  15. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    Scrotal recall!

    1. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      Advise against going Commando in future

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 21 hours ago

        Tis what Hall of Shamers call ball recoveries!

  16. Hangman Page
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    The game isn't perfect, but the whole notion of fantasy football is nonsensical anyway and I am not sure a perfect approach exists, having played many of the games starting all the way back with Shoot! magazine's Dream Machine in about 1996. Even though I spend plenty of time on FPL, I don't want rolling caps or subs within a weekend, the fact that doesn't exist makes FPL much more laid back and fun. Personally I would prefer them to leave it as it is, or get rid of some chips.

  17. The Iceman
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    Want to bring in two Spanish midfielders. Pretty set on Dani Olmo as my first, but who should I get as the other?

    A) Fabián Ruiz
    B) Rodri

    Thank you in advance.

    1. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 21 hours ago

      I have A, but B might be on penalties.

  18. im1974
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 18 hours ago

    I didn’t play FPL challenge so my question is what worked that could be deemed “exciting…strategy change…”?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 17 hours ago

      That wasn't part of FPL, so I wouldn't consider that as a change.