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Fantasy Football (has been suspended!) Update

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (perhaps advisable right now) you will be aware that the Premier League have suspended all fixtures until (at least) April 4th. In essence this means that we will miss GW’s 30 & 31 and resume in GW32. Whether the 32 target actually happens is a different matter but for now that is what we are being told to work towards. We just wanted to make you aware of a few key things…

FPL have released the following on Twitter;

    To pick the bones out of that, essentially what it all means is;

  • GW’s 30 & 31 will still happen, albeit in a ghost fashion.
  • You’ll get zero points awarded (unless you somehow still take a hit!).
  • Any moves you make (be that transfers, hits, chips) will still count and be there whenever (if) we resume.
  • They’ve waffled on about the FPL Cup and how it all affects H2H leagues but who really cares!

We appreciate that the above is short ‘n sweet but that is all you need to know in a nutshell. We shall update this accordingly as and when we know more.

Please feel free to continue to chat amongst yourselves as usual and add any relevant info in the comments if you see / hear anything pertinent to the above.

Thanks for reading Fantasy Football (has been suspended!) Update.

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  1. 79
    Raziel says:

    Hmm. Fff giving me some valuable transfer tips. I see Traore also dropped in price.

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    Kruzcampo says:

    If you are being hassled by drones ,you must be out without reason. Until the Brits understand this virus is a killer then the lockdown must be enforced.

    I live in Spain and it is lockdown bigtime with one allowed in a car and if found out without a good reason then 600 euro fine. I think the UK started by ignoring it as it’s somebody else’s problem but now it might be sinking in that the problem has landed on the UK doorstep. How does Boris and his Newscaster mates catch it? Standing too close too each other.!!
    Do not underestimate this virus as it may kill you. Most who catch it survive after a rough time,but as Clint would say”Do you feel lucky punk? Well do you”

    • 80.1
      Kralin says:

      Newscaster mates? Who? I hadn’t heard of any of his numerous broadcasting cheerleaders chums showing symptoms.

      One constabulary here made their point with drones slightly weirdly, hence my jest about mowing the lawn (which I’m still allowed to do).

      The lockdown here hasn’t really started properly yet, as I’m sure it will. There still seem to be mass social gatherings taking place. Blame seems fluid between the government’s mixed messages at the start versus the feckless public. I’m running (While I still can) in the middle of the road, playing it as safe as possible, I got too paranoid going round corners. Where I am social distancing, apart from a dozy person or two in the supermarket, is being observed.

      The numbers in Spain are horrific at the moment. Are you allowed to go out to shop once a week?

      • Kruzcampo says:

        The guys who stood by Boris when he was giving his daily speech.
        We got our usual shopping on the Thursday before the lockdown and I went again last Thursday. There were lots of police around but no problem getting in to the supermarket car park. They had a guy letting one out then one in to the underground car park. There were about 40 people in the shop where there would normally be 200.
        Every one was calm and the shelves well stocked.Freezer food was a bit low ,but that was at 4pm,so deliveries would have come in after siesta time. Got fresh fruit,veg and a box of strawberries(yum) at a little fruit shop nearby.

        All very civilised and nothing like the scrums in the UK. And town was deserted with everything closed. Nothing to go out for except the shopping which lasts a fortnight or so.
        The tv package I have is a bonus as it has all the channels plus box sets and 8000 films with sports channels from South Africa showing Prem league replays,cricket,golf,American football etc. Saw Liverpool v Everton yesterday. What a game!!

    • 80.2
      Zed Leppelin says:

      There’s this Norwegian virologist saying that half of the deaths in China were because of bacteria (that attacked the body after the virus had made the body weaker) that was resistant to antibiotics… In essence, folks who are in intensive care are given antibiotics, now if a bacteria comes along that resistant to antibiotics then that’s it… The interesting thing this Norwegian virologist said was that in Norway antibiotics are heavily regulated and not used in keeping cattle or chicken or whatever, in Italy and Spain antibiotics are used a lot more widely and a lot more negligently. In Italy, around 11.000 people die every year due to bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, whereas in Norway it’s just 60-70 people a year, there’s a huge difference there… He was saying Covid won’t cause as many deaths in Norway because there are not so many bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics there because antibiotics are regulated more there… Now, I don’t know what’s the situation with antibiotics in the UK, but that might give you a clue as to how deadly this virus is going to be… Finland regulates antibiotics heavily as well and hence I think corona won’t be as bad here as it is in Italy or Spain.

      • Kralin says:

        Do you know if what they say is just a quick theory, or whether it’s been published in a peer-reviewed publication? I’m sure it isn’t unsubstantiated, but there are so many asinine conspiracy theories (can a conspiracy theory be anything other?) floating about that it’s good to get a sense of credentials.

        I know – or rather I don’t know at all as this is miles away from anything I have knowledge about, it’s more a vague understanding – that quacks here are reluctant to prescribe antibiotics if avoidable – but that huge numbers are doled out and that some are available over the counter. The number of deaths in the UK is going to be terrible regardless. Large morgues are being prepared. Any number of deaths anywhere is terrible.

        There’s a lot of dispute going on already about total number of deaths in that deaths in hospitals – again, as far as I’m aware, etc – are the only ones being counted. There’s speculation that the Italian numbers could be much higher. Or rather, numbers everywhere could be much higher.

        But obviously yes, if the virologist is right – and antibiotic resistance is something I know that causes a lot of global concern – then things could get truly awful.

        Because of the unbelievably quiescent media we have here I’m tending to look at foreign publications to get any meaningful news so will keep an eye out. That and listening to news from the front-line. Plenty of doctors are not being backward about coming forward. The editor of The Lancet here – peer-reviewed and all the trimmings – is amplifying numerous concerns. That sort of thing has at least led to some rapid back-pedalling by the government.

        • FplDoc789 says:

          True that. In times like these it’s essential to look at the sources and it’s authenticity of these articles.
          Just last week there was an article by the Center for Diseases Dynamics, Economic and Policy (CDDEP) saying that “India may see as many as 100 million people contract the coronavirus infection” and used the Johns Hopkins University logo on the article. As a result the article kinda blew up here.
          But now the University has come out saying “The use of our logo was not authorized in this case and JHU is engaging with CDDEP on it”

          Just goes to show the number research articles with a wide spectrum of outcomes for this pandemic

        • Zed Leppelin says:

          It’s just a quick theory, not saying it’s a peer-reviewed thing, but it’s very plausible and it’s common knowledge that bacteria will get resistant to antibiotics if antibiotics are used too much, that’s why they are highly regulated in Norway, Finland, and indeed might be in many places, and in animals they are illegal, whereas in Southern Europe they’re not, as they are not in China, that is widely known. So it is a plausible explanation, or, rather, expectation. When this is all over there will obviously be a lot of studies on that, you will see, there will be different death rates in different countries, and there will no doubt be a lot of research going on regarding the reasons. Surely 10.000 deaths is a lot worse than 5.000 deaths, even though of course 5.000 deaths is very sad as well.

        • Kralin says:

          To change the subject, some good and bad news.

          One always starts with the latter which is I have got no further – e.g. couldn’t be bothered – to look frond up in the Shorter.

          The good news, language related, is that I learnt today that the little ridged section at the bottom of a toothpaste tube is known as the crimp. I had no idea.

        • Zed Leppelin says:

          https://youtu.be/hVVUQAi6rkk

          It’s a very fascinating song though, give it a listen Kralin, who knows you might even enjoy it!

        • Kralin says:

          I will, I promise. On the subject of ace Aussie music I’d recommend The Necks’ latest, ‘Three’; it’s just the tonic. No lyrics – no fronds – though the cover photo is dense with vegetative matter.

          When he can be bothered to put out a vocal album Jim O’Rourke pens a mean lyric about vegetables.

          And there’s Brian Wilson of course.

          Did Bowie ever sing about vegetables? Or Prince? It’s got me thinking. Moss Garden. Another instrumental.

        • Zed Leppelin says:

          Don’t think Bowie has anything on vegetables, unless with the meaning of someone being brain dead… Prince, not sure either, is there a vegetable that can be used as a reference to a woman? I think not…

          On the subject of Bowie, though, I listened to David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” the other day… That’s something else smile

      • Stone Frog says:

        Thanks for the comment Zed, let’s hope although unfortunately I suspect things will be bad for all of us. Beyond the immediate hurricane a number of other issues will also likely come to a head much more quickly. Hopefully there will be more action on bacterial resistance and climate change, but we are also looking at the death of the high street, challenges for the financial system etc.. The world will be changing fast.

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    New quiz. Teams this time.

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    Elleffcee says:

    6, Queens Park Rangers.

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    Zed, I am shocked that you didn’t guess 15, which is your beloved team Southampton meeting



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