Whiskeyjack

Euro 16 Fantasy League

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I was gonna switch Hamsik in for Hazard but at the last second decided on Konoplyanka instead. Not happy. He'd better get a hattrick tomorrow.

Edited by DjourouLoveMe?

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I've had Hamsik in my provisional teams before each round, but not gone with him. Good choice first round, not so good this round.

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I transferred out Kane, but still kept Vardy (mainly because I lacked the funds for Bale). But once again Hodgson was of a different opinion. The man just doesn't listen.

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Well, my Englishmen sucked (Sterling and Lallana).

I'm now hoping for my Germans to get some points. Last round they did quite well.

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34 minutes ago, baxusz said:

You were saying?

My rant must have reached Hodgson. :P

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Sitting in 2nd place after 2 rounds, but not feeling great about this last set of matches.  Used my wildcard after the first games, because I wasn't happy with some of my initial choices.  Totally forgot that the best teams might end up resting some of their stars in the 3rd game - should have saved it to guard against that.

Ended up using my 2 free transfers to move out my Italian players, since they are locked into their spot and I figured they would be the most likely to sit out.  Was hoping I'd be okay with Payet + Giroud, but no luck - both of them on the bench for France today.  Was very close to biting the bullet and switching them to Coman + Griezmann, but just couldn't get myself to pay the 8 points - doing that felt too risky.  Going to have to hope that all of my other guys play this round, since those two will definitely end up getting me zeroes. 

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I got rid of Giroud and Payet for my two free transfers (made the same call as you on the wildcard), but they might come on late when the game is opening up.

Look at how both Vardy and Sturridge came off the bench to score plenty of points.

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34 minutes ago, Mmerek Hamšzulíe said:

I got rid of Giroud and Payet for my two free transfers (made the same call as you on the wildcard), but they might come on late when the game is opening up.

Look at how both Vardy and Sturridge came off the bench to score plenty of points.

You were right about Payet.  So close on that shot.  Would have been another awesome goal for him.

Edited by Sir Whiskey Jack Wilshere

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37 minutes ago, Criston of House Shapper said:

My mighty Swiss phalanx just got me 24 points. :)

Had one Swiss, Shaqiri - 2 points.

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I'm really not focusing on this, almost missing the transfer deadline for game day 3.

This format of the competition (tournament, not the league) just doesn't sit well with me. I can't put my finger on the reason for it, but it just feels off.

Part of it might be that I am not doing well. My initial squad selection was rushed and flawed, and my transfers haven't helped either. Over the course of the season, I'd tweak that a bit here and a bit there and manage to get it right after a while. Tournament just doesn't last long enough for me to do that. :D

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Does this fantasy football thing exist for the Champions League? That's really the only thing I'm invested in as far as club-football goes. (Hence why I don't know any of the English players :D)

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I'm not sure about Champions League fantasy football. Fantasy Premier League is the only one I play and it's a lot of fun.

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1 hour ago, Criston of House Shapper said:

Does this fantasy football thing exist for the Champions League? That's really the only thing I'm invested in as far as club-football goes. (Hence why I don't know any of the English players :D)

Yes
http://en.uclfantasy.uefa.com/championsleague/

(obviously not running atm!)  

 

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Don't think we've had a league in the past, but if there's interest, easy enough to create one

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18 hours ago, Sir Whiskey Jack Wilshere said:

You were right about Payet.  So close on that shot.  Would have been another awesome goal for him.

He is an absolute joy to watch, and I'm very envious of West Ham. That shot would have been goal of the tournament. Deserved a better fate.

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Well, despite my really awesome matchday, I just changed most of my squad, because transfers are free right now. My new group is:

Sommer/Neuer

Lichtsteiner/Rodriguez/Hummels/Sagna/Vertonghen

Dzemaili/Kroos/Payet/Pogba/Witsel

Müller/Giroud/Lukaku

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After a very good first matchday, every round I've scored fewer points, so I'm hoping I can turn that around with my new squad. Still in front though :)

New team:

Sommer / Neuer

Boateng / Dier / Koscielny / Meunier / Smalling

De Bruyne / Payet / Kanté / Kroos / Iniesta

Bale / Lukaku / Morata

 

Goalkeepers combined have conceded one goal (Sommer vs Romania, which was a penalty). Forwards have scored eight goals among the three of them, so if their form is any indication, I should do well in the knockout stages.

 

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