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Euro U21’s Competition, Potty Style!

Euro U21’s Competition, Potty Style! Thanks for reading Euro U21’s Competition, Potty Style! Good Evening and welcome to the launch of my Summer Competition. Given as UEFA have left all us good fantasy folk stranded with no actual competition to play I thought I would step forward to try and fill the void a bit with my own little competition, just to keep us entertained. The competition is based on the Under 21 European Tournament which starts on Friday 16th June. Screw UEFA then, let’s get on with it… Your aim is to gather as many points as possible, its that simple. Follow this link to the UEFA site to find all you need to know when selecting your men who’ll hopefully bring you European Glory (then click on the Under 21 tab). Lets Play ‘Its A Pre-Tournament ...Read More

MLS GW17 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer

MLS GW17 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer Welcome to MLS GW17 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer. Sort of… All by myself. Don’t wanna be. All by myself. Anymore… Oh, Celine. How apt! Well it turns out that we are all by ourselves this week! This could be a classic case of ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone’ as the great man himself, Mr Guy Sanchez, has finally succumbed. He sends his sincerest apologies from his sick bed. If anyone has followed Guy’s fantasy football writing career they will know that this is the most robust of robust men. We once inadvertently asked him to write three major articles in three days. He didn’t bat an eyelid and all three arrived with precision. He’s written under duress and most cer...Read More

MLS GW16 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer

MLS GW16 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer Welcome to MLS GW16 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer. Last week in FMLS was pretty formulaic. You either made your transfers and maintained roughly your same lot in the game… or you forgot to make your transfers and tumbled all the way to the bottom of the pack. Moving down was easy, moving up was nearly impossible. And what could we really expect from a week like that? With only six teams playing, there wasn’t a whole lot a person could do that was savvy enough to help their cause. Shame on the MLS for making a gameweek like that – but when we signed up for this game, we knew something like that would happen. So we’ll just leave it in the past. No sense really rehashing it now, is there? This week is a bit better – it’s act...Read More

Fantasy Football Ramblings part 2

Fantasy Football Ramblings part 2 Welcome to Fantasy Football Ramblings part 2. Yeah, I am back, quantity over quality I say. While most FPL nuts really hate the off-season, I kinda like it. Hypothetically so many changes from day to day, even if nothing actually happens with the actual teams. I love to see the rumours fly and the fans get excited, just to feel like Wenger’s kids at Christmas when they get nothing. Unfortunately my happiness is occasionally muted by them teams who don’t just pretend to compete for top signings but go out and get them. Of course, there is always the third option, which was just invented in the last week. Compete for a top signing and then apologise. Eh???? Sometimes being the founder of the “You get nothing and you best apologise” me...Read More

MLS GW15 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer

MLS GW15 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer Welcome to MLS GW15 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer. This shouldn’t be a long article. I mean, how could it be? Nearly the entire footballing world is on hiatus right now to allow for international games to take place. And the MLS came close to joining that group – so close. As the MLS is wont to do, they gave 16 teams a bye week to allow for international play, but they just couldn’t figure out how to let those last six teams have a week off as well. I know, right? I don’t know what’s worse: either they couldn’t schedule the last six teams to have a break because they’re incompetent, or they did this on purpose in an attempt to constantly have league play, week in and week out, to try to stay relevant. Either way, it’s total crap. Because i...Read More

Fantasy Football Ramblings part 1

Fantasy Football Ramblings part 1 Welcome to Fantasy Football Ramblings part 1. There is one thing that you can always count on from FF247, when there is a clown needed to pass the time, they send me out. They usually only let me out of the dungeon during International breaks for Bore Off articles, but seeing that this off-season is kinda depressing compared to the last couple of years, I have been called on early. Hopefully I can distract you a bit through the upcoming weeks while FPL kicks off or simply finish you off if boredom was about to kill you anyway, I am fine with either outcome. This transfer window is sure to be one of the most exciting ever, as even cash strapped (there are none) teams will look to purchase players. However if rumours of early transfer fees are any indication...Read More

MLS GW14 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer

MLS GW14 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer Welcome to MLS GW14 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer. So here’s the deal, this article is going to be a bit different than normal because the lines aren’t out at all for the weekend games. Now, I could use alternate sites for some morning line predictions, but I’d like to stick with one site’s lines for consistency (Bovada). And this isn’t like last week where only one team played twice – in that case, we needed the extra information because Dallas left us no choice but to choose other teams in our squads. But this week, eight teams will be playing twice – and the lines are in for the first four games of the week to kick us off, so that should be enough to go on. And let’s be honest, with eight teams on a double, the most you’re going t...Read More

Community Team End of Season Review

Welcome to the FF247 Community Team review for the 2016/17 season. It’s fair to say it’s been a season of highs and lows for the Community Team. Let’s start with the low; GW 31 rank of 1,005,432. Ouch. And onto one of the highs; from GW 31, seven straight green arrows and a final rank of 308,237. Not a great rank and a drop off from last season, but an increase of nearly 700,000 places in the last seven weeks is no mean feat. All that voted, take a bow! Let’s take a look at some stats behind the Community Teams season using the excellent FPL Statistico site (http://anewpla.net). The FF247 Community Team’s ID is 79962 if you’d like to check out the facts for yourself. Points Breakdown Total Points for the above Gameweeks: 2076 Total Benched Points for the above Gameweeks: 246 To...Read More

Fantasy Football Question Time

Fantasy Football Question Time Welcome to Fantasy Football Question Time, the second of our post-season interview articles. I have the great pleasure in being joined by six regular FF247 members who you will be very familiar with. But our guests have not being selected just because you know them, but because each one has had a very special season in FPL, with all six recording their best ever season in terms of overall rank. Let me introduce them to you – first on the couch is our Liverpool supporting enfant from Vermont, RedVT. Next up, also from the other side of the Atlantic and Harry Kane’s biggest fan is Pancho. To make this a truly global article, we visited Thailand, not just for the hell of it, but to visit ex-pat Colonial. Back to European soil and our third guest is F...Read More

MLS GW13 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer

MLS GW13 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer Welcome to MLS GW13 Tips Fantasy Major League Soccer. The 16/17 FPL season is now officially over. Countries all over the world are preparing themselves for international tournaments and qualifiers. In short, it’s starting to look like a typical summer season – unless you’re the MLS. The MLS will keep plugging along – and I’ll keep writing about it. If you’ve been on the fence about playing FMLS, build a squad for the summer. Why not? Every week is a wildcard and you’ll learn a little bit about a league that doesn’t follow any of the conventional methodology of football. Some people find that element fun – others find it terribly frustrating. But FMLS continues to be one of the most difficult fantasy games available either way. I’...Read More

Inittowinit – he’s one of our own

Inittowinit – he’s one of our own Now the season has finished and we’re all twiddling our thumbs as to what to do for the next several weeks, we thought it prudent to reflect on a strange, fun season by interviewing someone most of you are familiar with. Some of you know him as Inittowinit, or Init, or Inuit, or Cock, or maybe you have another more private term for him! For those not familiar with Init, he was one of the original founders of FF247 and to used to write the Fixtures article as well as contributions on all other articles. He is a busy chap with a young family yet finds time whenever possible to comment on the boards, offering help, advice always mixed with an appropriate amount of banter. What many of you won’t appreciate is the ‘behind the scene...Read More

Live Match Chat Gameweek 38 FPL News

Live Match Chat Gameweek 38 FPL News Welcome to Live Match Chat Gameweek 38 FPL News: And there it was gone! 37 weeks have flashed before your eyes once more. And 38 will do the same as well because all 10 games happen on the same day at the same time. It always seems a bit cruel to have all your FPL hopes and expectations finally decided for you in such a swift fashion. Especially since we’ve all agonised over relatively minor points in game-weeks which have sometimes dragged on for as much as 7 days, as GW37 did. But that’s the way it is. Strap yourself in for a smidgen over 90 minutes. It’ll be agony or ecstasy for many. We hope it works out for you all. It wont. Not for everyone anyway. If it does then feel free to share and celebrate your success. If it doesn’t...Read More