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The FF247 Community Team – We go again

The FF247 Community Team – We go again

Fantasy Football The FF247 Community Team – We go again

It was around this time twelve months ago that another team joined the 3 million-strong throng of Fantasy Football Teams vying for the crown of overall world champion. Except in this case it would be “champions” as this team was a little different. You were in it. And you. You, too. I was as well. The FF247 Community Team (founded 2015) was born, and indeed borne out of a curiosity of a few regulars who wondered if we could have a fantasy team representing all you good good people. Let’s embrace what we did last year, with an overall respectable final rank of 100,193 and see if we can improve on that the second time around.

For those new to this concept, your management team of myself, elleffcee and NZ Alex will guide you via comments on our dedicated article which sits on the tab at the top of the FF247 homepage. These comments will advise you when we are looking for your interaction, namely to let us know how you think we should manage the Community Team. Once our original squad has been selected (more of that soon), we need you to advise us how many transfers we should make, who should be transferred out, in and how we should line up for the forthcoming gameweek and also who will wear our captain’s armband for double points.

All our voting is based on a first past the post system – most votes wins. Simple.

The initial squad selection last season was a little laborious so we have decided to streamline this for this season. We will soon open voting where we will ask you to vote for your desired players by each position (hopefully getting a nice mixture of top-end and budget players . . . . or not?) and then the management team will construct the squad based upon your most popular two or three players per position and then by budget as we work our way through the positions.

The management team have our own individual teams so we are not one bit interested in manipulating the Community Team to turn it in to some second team of ours. You will get what you vote for.

We received some positive feedback on this venture last year so we feel we owe it to you all to have another go and we just hope you support us once more.

To the 2016/17 season then. Shall we?

The Gallant Pioneer



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  1. As Motown, and the Crystals, put it so elegantly, “Da-Do-Ron-R(D)on”

    • Thanks for the vote for Rondon*, KI

      * I assume :winktongue:

      • GP,

        Just a joke. Asthor is right 7-8 times out of 10. I’ve been snakebit myself on captains, so I thought I’d roll the dice on a marginal forward-the shaky logic being that we need/needed to gather cash to resuscitate Sergio. Vardy’s red was just bad luck.
        I did the predictable this round, and I’m sure our results will show it.
        Best of the season to you and yours.

        • Sorry lads. :D

  2. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM VOTE FOR GAME-WEEK 18 *

    Thank you for your transfer votes these past few days. You have decided to use both free transfers and we’ve sold Diego Costa and Jamie Vardy.

    Welcome to the Community Team – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Benteke.

    We would be very grateful if you could spare two seconds to follow this link and vote for our team lineup and captain.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WL9H79

    Squad is attached. Let’s go!

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  3. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM VOTE FOR GAME-WEEK 18 *

    We are a bit light in votes so far for this one so I ask kindly that you take a minute to vote so we can have a fairer reflection of opinion in setting our GW18 team up.

    A reminder that we welcome to the Community Team – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Benteke.

    Squad above.

    Here is the link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WL9H79

    Let’s go!

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  4. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM VOTE FOR GAME-WEEK 18 *

    We are a bit light in votes so far for this one so I ask kindly that you take a minute to vote so we can have a fairer reflection of opinion in setting our GW18 team up.

    A reminder that we welcome to the Community Team – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Benteke.

    Squad above.

    Here is the link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WL9H79

    Let’s hear from you please. Many thanks.

    GP/ NZ/ EL

    • Voted GP, obvious 3 at the back benched plus Phillips which was a toughie. Zlatan capo.

      For what it’s worth I didn’t want to chip in on twitter but I sort of agreed with the Aussie bloke on narrowing down those original picks to say 10 choices or maybe 15.

  5. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM VOTE FOR GAME-WEEK 18 *

    I know everyone is busy today but we ask kindly that you take a minute to vote so we can have a fairer reflection of opinion in setting our GW18 team up.

    A reminder that we welcome to the Community Team – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Benteke.

    Squad above.

    Here is the link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WL9H79

    Let’s hear from you please. Many thanks.

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  6. Hello All,

    Been a fan of this site for a while now so i thought i’d register.

    Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a load of points!

    • Welcome Neilos & a Merry Christmas to you hope you enjoy the site & let’s hope it snows points for us all ;)

      • Cheers Silvers ! I like the spirit on this site and the banter.

        Fingers crossed on the points ! i’ll post up my team in a mo

        • Hi Neilos and welcome to FF247, thanks for registering with us.

          I think your squad is very decent actually. You want to hold on to Costa I take it? I probably would if I were you.

          Depending on how many transfers you have and much cash you could bring in Ibrahimovic for Defoe or Benteke and maybe downgrade Hazard to Lallana to make it happen? Not necessarily this week.

        • Welcome to the site Neil

          Merry Christmas to you

          Great team there
          I am holding on Costa myself.

          This is a wonderful site with great people around
          Hope you will have a great stay here

  7. @ Craig – Cheers Bud – had 2 freebies for this week, but used one for Holebas to Ake. Thought about downgrading Haz and upgrading Defoe/Benteke, but resisting changes for now. Defoe has a apparently scored a few on boxing day and Benteke has a good run coming up and with Big Sam in, I feel he could bring a new level of motivation to Palace. I’d have liked Ibra but missed the boat (0.3 up) and also working a strategy for Kun.

    @Nishant Thanks again – I see a lot of people have dropped him and he is due to drop again – but he is a machine and will score.

    Have you guys made any changes ?

  8. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM GAME-WEEK 18 TEAM *

    Unsurprisingly our new mega-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic hsd been overwhelmingly voted as captain.

    Other new boy, Christian Benteke takes his place in our front three.

    Thank you for your voting, Happy Boxing Day and enjoy your football.

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  9. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM FOR GAME-WEEK 19 *

    We have sold Harry Kane this week and purchased Diego Costa.

    Our captain as picked by management is Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Costa as vice.

    Good luck everyone.

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  10. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM GAME-WEEK 20 TEAM *

    Here is our team for Game-week 20 then and we’ve decided to stick with what we have and reassess after the FA Cup break when we will have two free transfers.

    Good luck everyone!

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

  11. * FF247 COMMUNITY TEAM UPDATE *

    Our team managed 56 points this past week which was seven above average but at least above average for the first in a while!

    We reside at 1,161,310 on the overall rankings which still isn’t good enough. We’ll have to do much better this year!

    Our latest points and current team is attached.

    GP/ NZ/ ELLE

    • Sorry dude. Team is looking pretty awful. Main problem is that you probably dn’t take hits. I have taken a hit to ship out Wally yet he’s still in your team. Now I would keep him since he is sure to come back in 10 days. But damn. That freak Stones though… hurtful to watch.

      I have the same problems with Smith and Amat. I will need to get rid of Smith first but he will probably start the next game since Francis is banned for a game. Stones though, ouch. Dude has cost so many so many points, fact he still is in teams, is funny. ;)

      Ummm. Lets see. Bentekers to Defoe or Giroud? Allen to Stanislas? Siggy to ummm Lallana?

      • Raz

        Thanks for that.

        I hope you vote each week when we ask? :winktongue: We will open a vote in a day or two to decide on the next transfers. Look out for it please and register your votes.

      • I know, I voted most weeks but I can’t say I have voted over the Christmas period, not that I remember anyway. And those days are key.

        • It’s difficult to sustain votes over the Christmas period due to one gameweek running in to the next. We had football every day almost.

          Appreciate when you do vote mate.

        • Also, I think the majority won’t go for hits unless you really have to. In my case I had Pickford and Wally and I felt I had to get rid of both. When you ask the people, they probably go for a safer option. Thus you are keeping Wally and also the teamvalue will go down like crazy. :( I think Wally will be on 7.3m before the new GW starts, which makes him really interesting for me by the way, more so than Alli. ;)

        • So I understand it must be really hard to keep this team.

        • I think you’re right Raz actually. Very rarely do we have extra transfers voted for.

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