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toythatkills
21-07-2011, 10:05 AM
It's that time of year, so get yourself over to the website and get your teams registered now! It's free to play!

http://fantasy.premierleague.com (http://fantasy.premierleague.com/)

If you don't know your football, the system will even select a random team for you if you let it. I'd actually recommend that for now, you can make unlimited changes to your team before the season kicks off and I'm sure there's lots of transfer action still to come. Manchester City are looking to replace at least 35 members of their squad over the next few weeks. (I wrote that last year, and yet still it applies.)

I have NOT renewed the NTSC-UK league this year. If you want to enter, go to the site above and create your team, then post your team name in this thread. I'll then PM you the code to join the league. This needs to be done so we actually know who everyone is, because there's always teams that appear and nobody has a clue who they belong to. This way, everyone should be identifiable. Every team name that shows up in the league without a post here will be kicked out, assuming I have that power!

If anyone needs any help getting started or with the basics, post here or PM me and I or others will be happy to help you out. Don't let a lack of knowledge of football put you off, it's as much a numbers/statistics game as a football one, and the website is excellent for letting you see a player's form, how well they've been doing, etc, without having to watch Match of the Day!

For people that have been playing for a while, the rules are the same this year as last year, there's nothing new to worry about. If you're new, do have a gander at the rules first, particularly about wildcards and captains, as they're often the difference between a good week and an amazing one.

Now, go, get those teams created, and remember, picking Fernando Torres is a terrible idea. He may be popular but his only input into the World Cup was to fall over in one match and then injure himself in another. (I wrote that last year as well, how good am I?)

abigsmurf
21-07-2011, 11:07 AM
I'll spend a bit more time on it this year and be a little less patriotic. Splashing all my cash on Chelsea was my downfall last season.

Flabio
21-07-2011, 01:14 PM
I'll be in a little later once the transfers have settled down a bit.

marcus
24-07-2011, 02:58 PM
This season looks even harder than the last. Lots of players overpriced, I spent nearly two hours trying to work out my team. No doubt it will completly change again before KO :)

My team is once again Lemmiwinks United

Soundwave
24-07-2011, 04:09 PM
I'm in this year :)

Team - The Wreckers

Look forward to getting trounced ;)

Neil

Baseley09
24-07-2011, 04:51 PM
Wehey

Pink & whites

Sign me up!

toythatkills
24-07-2011, 05:01 PM
PMd y'all!


Every team name that shows up in the league without a post here will be kicked out, assuming I have that power!

Looks like I can do this, what power I wield! Look out everyone that finishes above me :p

Flabio
24-07-2011, 05:34 PM
I'll be in again as Nottingham Deforested

And the rules *are* different this year, captain selection works differently to last year for a start...

toythatkills
24-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Does it? What's changed?

EDIT: Wait, there wasn't a vice-captain, was there? You're right.

Flabio
25-07-2011, 12:20 PM
Is someone going to PM me the code then?

toythatkills
25-07-2011, 03:28 PM
Yeah, I am, there's no rush :p

(PMing)

BaronSqwelch
25-07-2011, 06:50 PM
I'm in...

team is - Gabbafiend FC

marcus
25-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Im happy with my team, but I know NZogs is going to go to Villa and balls it all up again >_<

ucci
25-07-2011, 09:35 PM
In - 2_B_R_O_2_B

marcus
26-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Im happy with my team, but I know NZogs is going to go to Villa and balls it all up again >_<

And lo and behold >_<

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14274754.stm

toythatkills
26-07-2011, 09:14 AM
:lol:

How does that mess it up? Did you already have three Villa players? If you did I'd say your team was already ballsed up :p

Flabio
26-07-2011, 09:39 AM
God damn it's hard to pick a side this year.

On what planet is Charlie Adam worth 9 million when Joe Hart is only 7?

marcus
27-07-2011, 06:00 PM
:lol:

How does that mess it up? Did you already have three Villa players? If you did I'd say your team was already ballsed up :p

Nah I dont have any (except Given, who EVERYONE seems to have), but I feel he is a bigger fish at a smaller club like Wigan where everything revolves around him, at Villa I dont think he will stand out as much.

toythatkills
27-07-2011, 06:39 PM
I dunno, there's very little quality in the Villa squad these days and with McLeish at the helm I'd worry about them for next season. They didn't do great last season and now they've sold two of their most effective attacking players and will replaced them with Nnnnnnnnn'Zogbia, he's still a bigger fish at a smaller club unless they really start getting active in the transfer market.

toythatkills
27-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Reo-Coker's just signed for Bolton. Villa look like they're in real trouble.

TonyDA
28-07-2011, 10:36 PM
I'm in - as I was last year, I'm Bayer Neverloosen....

abigsmurf
29-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Tried to make my team more diverse this time.

Team name : Alliteration Albion

Lowkey
30-07-2011, 09:32 AM
I'm back in as well: ForFoxSake

Del Boy
02-08-2011, 05:26 AM
Team name is DelBoySmiffy

hudson
02-08-2011, 06:15 AM
Get Daddy Ready is ready.

Ajay1986
03-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Forgot to enter last time but I'm in this year. Team = Spartak Sagar

On The Edge of Insanity
04-08-2011, 09:12 PM
Team = Boca Seniors

Street Turk
06-08-2011, 08:07 AM
Go on then...HELLSW1ND

toythatkills
06-08-2011, 02:39 PM
One week to go! About time to start finalising those teams

Kieran76
06-08-2011, 04:31 PM
Mid-table medocrity beckons once more!

Team - Mighty Owls

toythatkills
07-08-2011, 11:56 AM
I had a dream last night that the season started and I forgot to fix my team up, so I was stuck with what I had auto-selected a few weeks back.

WTF?

Neil
07-08-2011, 12:03 PM
I'm in, team:

It's only my Wang

Kieran76
07-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Stuck this thread and unstuck the old one.

The Mole
07-08-2011, 05:35 PM
My team Gringos Magnificos

See you there

toythatkills
11-08-2011, 09:38 AM
Just a couple of days left to sort your teams out now, season starts on Saturday! Keep your eye on things like injuries that have been picked up in the international break, and the fixtures list. There's a chance that some games might get called off if there's more rioting so you might want to get rid of anyone playing in London, for example. We might not know for sure until Saturday morning if anything's affected though.

Don't forget you can make unlimited free transfers until Saturday, but from that point on you can only make one transfer a week, with any other transfers penalising you four points.

Oh, and probably best to ditch Fabregas.

I think I've PMd everyone, if you've not got the code yet though let me know! New folk: you can continue to join our league all through the season if you like, but obviously if you've not had a team since the start you'll have some catching up to do...

toythatkills
11-08-2011, 10:38 AM
There's a chance that some games might get called off if there's more rioting so you might want to get rid of anyone playing in London, for example. We might not know for sure until Saturday morning if anything's affected though.

Tottenham vs. Everton is a casualty, so ditch those players now! Of course, if you've picked any Tottenham players your team was rubbish anyway so it probably doesn't matter :p

toythatkills
12-08-2011, 11:11 AM
D J Kix can't post in the thread but is in, his team is: Free Kix Reborn

One day to go now, the deadline for gameweek one is 1130am tomorrow morning!

toythatkills
13-08-2011, 12:26 AM
Damnit damnit damnit. The site has been down all night. I NEED TO TWEAK THINGS!

Hope all'ya teams are looking good!

toythatkills
13-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Well, the site is still messed up. What a total shambles.

I hope everyone got their team sorted yesterday because if you didn't, bad luck :(

Under an hour left to make changes, on the offchance it DOES come back.

Neil
13-08-2011, 09:57 AM
^I'm on the site. Managed to take out Wilshire, trying to find out if Samba is fit it looks 50/50 so may gamble and leave him in...

toythatkills
13-08-2011, 10:00 AM
Yeah, it depends whether you were logged in or not. If you were logged in you can play fine, but if you aren't logged in it's totally screwed and you can't get in.

Can you have a look at the NTSC-UK league and see if I'm in it? Elsewhere people are reporting that there are teams missing from leagues as if their accounts have just been deleted.

Neil
13-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Yeah you're there don't worry.

toythatkills
13-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Cool. At least the people that have entered have still got SOME kind of team then, however rubbish it might be!

toythatkills
13-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Well, that's gameweek one closed and it barely even opened. What a massive balls-up.

Thanks, EA.

thebuddahman
14-08-2011, 09:19 AM
I'm in again! Arsene's Angels III

toythatkills
14-08-2011, 10:24 AM
I apologise for getting everyone involved in this game when they've totally screwed it up and removed any part of it that was actually fun, like real-time tracking players and such.

Flabio
14-08-2011, 10:53 AM
Not sure what's up your end, but it's all working fine here...

Neil
14-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Fine here too.

toythatkills
14-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Last season while the games were going on you could click on it and it'd tell you how many points each player had scored so far in the match. That's gone.

Last season it updated the league tables every night so you could see where you stood during gameweeks and check other teams around you to see what players they had left to play. That's gone.

I enjoyed both activities :(

On The Edge of Insanity
14-08-2011, 12:02 PM
A little bit screwed as I wasn't able to get into the site to change out my Tottenham and Everton players, but seemed to have scored well otherwise this week - if Man City have a good game against Swansea on Monday I'll probably be alright.

Flabio
14-08-2011, 03:37 PM
Last season while the games were going on you could click on it and it'd tell you how many points each player had scored so far in the match. That's gone.
Nope, seems to be updating for me in realtime. On your 'team' page, it'll be showing the gameweek 2 selection stuff. Int he bar above, it has 'gameweek 1: In progress'. Click that.

toythatkills
14-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Yeah, it shows me the points at the end of the day but it doesn't update them while the matches are being played like it used to. Everyone just displays no score until their match is long over. (EDIT: Oh, that HAS started working finally)

You used to be able to click on the score of the match in the fixtures list, and it'd take you to the line-ups for both teams and tell you who was playing and how many points every player had earned so far, even if the match was only twenty minutes in.

toythatkills
15-08-2011, 04:33 PM
An apology from FPL (http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2421213,00.html) for the balls up last week, and all transfers this week are free :)

If you've made some already, you won't lose points, and if you used your wildcard you'll get it back.

Sounds like all the league updates and live scoring and everything should be working for the next gameweek too.

If anyone genuinely couldn't get into their team and so their first week was ruined, I can start the league scoring at week 2. If nobody had any major disasters though, I'll just leave it as it is.

toythatkills
15-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Is that an Aguero shaped bandwagon I see? ALL ABOARD!

abigsmurf
16-08-2011, 07:57 AM
Wooo last!

probably because I forgot to sub out my Spurs players...

Flabio
16-08-2011, 09:33 AM
Judging from the scores, it doesn't look like any of us were outright caught out by it. (Unlike one league I run where someone scored 7 and someone else scored 0)

abigsmurf
16-08-2011, 09:41 AM
We've actually got a pretty good league here. I think for large periods of last season we were something like top 5%.

That's my excuse anyway.

toythatkills
16-08-2011, 10:18 AM
Wooo last!

I was gonna take the piss, then I had a look at the table and it looks like I'm not much better!

WEEK 1:

http://i.imgur.com/ptJWG.jpg

Maybe I will start the league at week 2 :p

Soundwave
16-08-2011, 01:56 PM
WOOT 17 & then I'll drop off the foot of the table next week.

Still that will teach me for not checking properly & not realising I'm fielding 2 injured players.

Neil

yesteryeargames
17-08-2011, 11:15 PM
Can i join the league please

team name Penwith Panthers

toythatkills
17-08-2011, 11:36 PM
Sorry, I'm only letting people in that have less points than I do, and that's practically nobody :p

(PMing)

toythatkills
19-08-2011, 10:03 AM
Deadline is 1130 tomorrow for Gameweek 2, but probably best not to leave it until the last minute!

This is the last day of UNLIMITED FREE TRANSFERS so to make wholesale changes from this week on you'll have to play a wildcard. Bear that in mind.

Also, some big games this week. Arsenal play Liverpool and Man Utd play Tottenham so you might want to avoid their players. Also, Bolton have got a game against Man City so transferring Cahill in after his goalscoring exploits last week might not be the best idea.

Flabio
19-08-2011, 11:44 AM
I'm gambling on Cahill being sold on soon and then going up in value... :)

toythatkills
19-08-2011, 02:51 PM
He won't go up by much, anyway. They only change by 0.1m a week, or something

abigsmurf
21-08-2011, 12:07 PM
Another awful week for me coming up. Too many players not fielded in games that have happened. I probably messed up with a couple mediumly expensive players who seem to have moved out of first team.

toythatkills
23-08-2011, 03:41 PM
Another poor week for me, but I've somehow managed to be one of very few people that managed to climb the table!

http://i.imgur.com/XnOG8.jpg

abigsmurf
23-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Used my wild card. Hopefully my new and improved team now has players who are actually first team choices this season...

toythatkills
23-08-2011, 03:51 PM
Post a screenshot of your team and we'll have a look! Not that my advice can be considered particularly good, considering my position

BaronSqwelch
23-08-2011, 07:13 PM
ooooh...in fourth equal!! should have been 10 points more but stupidly changed Aguero to my captain rather than Super Darren Bent!

abigsmurf
23-08-2011, 07:50 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/eu4k92.jpg

Yep, pretty dire. I did actually do some big changes and used my wildcard but it seems to have reverted back to this...

abigsmurf
23-08-2011, 07:58 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/eu4k92.jpg

Yep, pretty dire. I did actually do some big changes and used my wildcard but it seems to have reverted back to this...

*edit*

turns out it didn't discard the new team but didn't finalise it for some reason...

http://i54.tinypic.com/aw3yia.jpg

More star players who'll play week in and week out, probably more goals and a couple of players who at this stage of the season look to be incredibly undervalued.

toythatkills
23-08-2011, 09:43 PM
Looking a hell of a lot better, there! Chamakh was a rubbish selection :p

Cech's out for the next month, it could be worth going for another keeper, either to save yourself some cash that you can spend elsewhere, or to get a more reliable keeper than Al-Habsi at no. 1 for a while. ?7m's a lot to have sitting on the bench!

I'd fancy Bolton for a clean sheet against Liverpool too, but don't hold me to that.

abigsmurf
23-08-2011, 10:43 PM
I'll probably switch keepers around when he's up against a team that's likely to score lots. QPR gives most keepers a shot at a clean sheet I imagine. I tend to have bad luck with injuries and messing around with the keeper too much could use a vital free transfer.

Flabio
24-08-2011, 08:06 AM
Sometimes you score more from the keeper from number of saves than you do from the clean-sheet bonus. It can pay to have a keeper who is going to be worked a lot even if they do concede a couple. It's why Hart was top scorer last season in that position.

toythatkills
27-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Tim Howard in goal for me, **** yea!

Flabio
27-08-2011, 05:01 PM
I have Formica on the bench. Hope he doesn't get subbed in, I'd rather have the 0 from someone not playing...

abigsmurf
28-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Was having a reasonable week but this result pretty much ensures anyone with Man U players up front will get scores of points.

Naturally the only player not to get a goal or assist is Cleverly...

toythatkills
28-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Rooney, my captain, has scored about as many points as the rest of my team put together :lol:

Flabio
29-08-2011, 08:46 AM
So, did anyone have Rooney and Dzeko? Someone in one of my leagues did. Went from near the bottom to near the top in one go...

toythatkills
29-08-2011, 09:17 AM
Rooney and... Aguero. So close! Rooney got precisely half of my points in the end, and my position is looking far more respectable. You can probably identify every team in the league that doesn't have Rooney just by looking at this table:

http://i.imgur.com/dajQD.jpg

Also, Van Persie was given one bonus point for yesterday's game

:lol:x infinity.

abigsmurf
29-08-2011, 09:25 AM
Not a terrible score in the end despite my bad luck with choice of Man U players. Dropped off of bottom and closed the gap a bit.

Flabio
29-08-2011, 09:25 AM
Maybe they gave Van Persie the bonus point for resisting the urge to slap his teammates around a bit.

abigsmurf
29-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Or a point out of pity that it's far too late to hand in a transfer request.

TonyDA
29-08-2011, 10:18 AM
I don't think i've even been near the top of the ntsc-uk league before, so will enjoy it while it lasts - and over an international break too! :lol: ;)

I don't expect it to last, however - and if Harry Redknapp is reading, am happy to trade this position for you spending some money over the next few days and preventing anymore days like yesterday....

toythatkills
29-08-2011, 10:33 AM
There's still plenty of time for me to catch you up :)

TonyDA
29-08-2011, 09:12 PM
It shouldn't take you too long....

toythatkills
31-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Rooney got credited with an extra assist, so the table's changed a bit!

http://i.imgur.com/dkWAx.jpg

I'm up to proper seventh.

Neil
31-08-2011, 09:55 AM
I'd be happy with the season ending now and basking in top 6 respectability :D

TonyDA
01-09-2011, 09:38 PM
I'd be happy with the season ending now and basking in top 6 respectability :D

I definitely think the season should end now! :)

toythatkills
01-09-2011, 09:49 PM
I think you're all WRONG!

I might have to disqualify the top six as punishment

Flabio
08-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Figured I'd need my first wildcard once the transfer window and international break were all done and dusted. But as it happens I don't think I need to make any major changes.

toythatkills
10-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Reckon I'm having a pretty decent week at the moment. Saying that, it's decent because of obvious choices (Rooney, Aguero) so it could be that everyone has a decent week!

abigsmurf
12-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Not a bad week for me (Gutierrez could still give me a few more vital points too) but these Manchester goal fests are kinda spoiling things at the moment. Rewarding people who've just put 3-4 expensive strikers up front and filled the rest of the positions with cheap players.

Still, things will calm down and the more balanced teams should start doing better.

toythatkills
12-09-2011, 10:39 AM
That should always be the strategy really, though. Goalscoring defenders are rare, and even your best defender could only expect 70-80 points or so from clean sheets so it's not worth spending too much money unless it's on Baines. Goal scoring midfielders/strikers and assists and all that stuff is where the points are at. I play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 just to have as few defenders as possible.

abigsmurf
12-09-2011, 10:52 AM
You should spend cheap but not too cheap. A clean sheet is 6 points, but a rubbish defender may not play and be a 0 or may be awful, let in lots of goals and end up with a negative.

With a striker, even an expensive one should be expected to score every other game with two assists every 3 games. Spoils the fun a bit if the table becomes a two tier "those who have 4-5 Manchester big names up front and those who don't" . But meh, as I said, it'll quieten down a bit once teams sort out their defences a bit and properly learn how to play better against the new makeups of teams.

toythatkills
12-09-2011, 11:07 AM
As dominant as the Manchester strikers are now, Man City have about 200 strikers so even though Aguero got a hat trick he could still be dropped for next game, see Dzeko. And Rooney is partial to dips in form so he's still something of a risk.

It takes a lot of goals for a defender to go negative, five or more (or a few combined with a booking). Cheap defenders like maybe Newcastle or Stoke or Wolves etc will still get you maybe around ten clean sheets. When they're half the price of Ashley Cole/Leighton Baines it's a decent trade-off considering how much more you'll have to spend going forward.

Neil
12-09-2011, 12:24 PM
Smurfy you are SO competitive mate :lol:

abigsmurf
12-09-2011, 12:38 PM
Smurfy you are SO competitive mate :lol:

Pfft, I'm twice as competative as you are and I'll prove it!

*hands neil2k some running shoes*

A half marathon ought to show who's the more competative!

toythatkills
13-09-2011, 11:54 PM
Up a couple of places for me, this week! I am coming for you, Big Four.

http://i.imgur.com/s23SQ.jpg

yesteryeargames
14-09-2011, 11:35 PM
Likewise ;)

toythatkills
19-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Still fifth this week, but pulled away from the teams below me, and reduced the gap between me and first place! Excellent management decision in replacing Rooney with Aguero as my captain :cool:

http://i.imgur.com/5H0UQ.jpg

Flabio
26-12-2011, 03:53 PM
Bet noone had Berbatov in for the Boxing day gameweek did they? Hehe...

Flabio
28-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Because I'm feeling charitable:

There are two gameweeks in quick succession this weekend. The first covers the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The second covers the games on Monday and Tuesday.

The second ALSO contains the catchup game between Tottenham and Everton that was postponed at the start of the season cause of the riots, so that means Spurs and Everton players can score for two games in that one. (Yes, you should probably all make Gareth Bale your captain for that one... assuming Harry plays him in both games...)

Baseley09
06-02-2012, 09:22 AM
Van Persie as captain this weekend was the real deal.

Blaiz0r
08-08-2012, 02:18 PM
Are we starting this up again for this season?

davesol
09-08-2012, 02:55 PM
I'm in if so

toythatkills
09-08-2012, 04:30 PM
I can renew the last season's one if y'all want (I think) or if someone wants to start a new one afresh (so we know who's what team) that's cool too.

teddymeow
09-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Missed last year so I'm defo up for this season.

marcus
10-08-2012, 09:29 PM
My team is Lemmiwinks United

yesteryeargames
11-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Im in, team Penwith Panthers

marcus
12-08-2012, 07:48 AM
I created a league which other than having a couple of my friends in is basically empty, I can rename that to the Bordersdown Championship and we can use that if you like?

If so - Code to join this league: 37260-17080

punio75
12-08-2012, 09:17 AM
I'm in too- Punio Predators

yesteryeargames
15-08-2012, 07:00 PM
I already signed 3 utd players, and RVP

and now RVP is coming to united, what will happen as it will break he 3 player rule

teddymeow
15-08-2012, 07:21 PM
So, is this using toythatkills league or Marcus?

toythatkills
16-08-2012, 12:26 AM
I already signed 3 utd players, and RVP

and now RVP is coming to united, what will happen as it will break he 3 player rule

You'll be alright for now, but next time you make a transfer you'll have to make the formation "valid" again by removing one of them.

@teddymeow, marcus's I guess. Unless someone starts a new thread and sets one up for forum only people.

tokyochojin
16-08-2012, 05:45 AM
I'm in, my team are called the, Overpaid To$$ers!

Can't seem to get Marcus' to work though...?

marcus
16-08-2012, 06:16 AM
Ive created a Borders Down Championship as in this thread - http://www.bordersdown.net/showthread.php/115122-Fantasy-Football-2012-2013-Bordersdown-Championship?p=1981289#post1981289 - any problems let me know :)