View Full Version : Fantasy Football 2011/2012 - Enter now!

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?)

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.

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

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

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

Team - The Wreckers

Look forward to getting trounced ;)


24-07-2011, 04:51 PM

Pink & whites

Sign me up!

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

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...

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

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

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

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


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

team is - Gabbafiend FC

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 >_<

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

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 >_<


26-07-2011, 09:14 AM

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

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?

27-07-2011, 06:00 PM

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.

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.

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

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

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

Team name : Alliteration Albion

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

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

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

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

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

Team - Mighty Owls

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.


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

It's only my Wang

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

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...

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

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!

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!

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.

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...

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.

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

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!

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

Thanks, EA.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

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.

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!



Maybe I will start the league at week 2 :p

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.


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

team name Penwith Panthers

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


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.

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

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

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.

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!


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...

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

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!

23-08-2011, 07:50 PM

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

23-08-2011, 07:58 PM

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


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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:


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

:lol:x infinity.

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.

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.

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

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....

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

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

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


I'm up to proper seventh.

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

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! :)

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

I might have to disqualify the top six as punishment

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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


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

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:


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

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...)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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...?

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 :)