FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

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FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Sputryk » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:36 pm

Yes, folks: it's back. Fantasy Football has re-opened its doors for the new season. Join up, join up and enjoy the fun!

Everyone from last season that signs up should find their team automatically entered into the RGF League. If that doesn't happen, and for all newbies who want to try their luck (someone must be able to beat the Starr of the last 3 years!), here's the code to sign-up to the RFG League: 488806-123051

My team is, naturally, already entered. And I can tell you now, it was a hard choice. Strewth!

The new season kicks off on 17 August. Until that date, you are entitled to make as many changes as you wish to your team of 15 players WITHOUT incurring a points penalty. As from kick-off, only ONE free transfer will be permitted each Game Week. You can make as many as you wish, but for each additional transfer during a single Game Week you will be points penalised. ONCE during the entire season you can play your Wild Card when making transfers. This allows ONCE ONLY the opportunity of making as many transfers as you wish in one visit without penalties being incurred. USE IT WISELY!

As with last year, entry into the league will remain open until September. Anyone wishing to join after this date, send me a pm and the league will be temporarily re-opened. HOWEVER, only entry into the league will be permitted; entry into the RGF Cup ceases outright when the league initially closes. Therefore: GET YOUR TEAM ENTERED EARLY!

And now for a request. All previous seasons have had trophies up for grabs - one league and one cup. Is anyone entering willing to put up a trophy for either winning team - league or cup? The league trophy played for last season was rather smashing - it had been the winners trophy for the last 7 seasons, I believe, and now remains permanenly with the Starr of the last 3 seasons, pleccy fc. Another like that would be super! But it isn't necessary. Nor is it necessary to have a trophy at all - but it does add to the feel of competition if there is one.

And: PLECCY FC - where is your pic holding the trophy aloft in a winner's pose? :mrgreen:

So there we have it, folks. The league is open to all Forumites, 'cept bots, spammers and the like.

ENJOY! :D







Oh, and can a mod sticky this, please? Ta, muchly. :D

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:35 pm

Nice one mate, I'm signed up! :D

I'll provide the Cup trophy again
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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Sputryk » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:51 pm

Good on ya, Marv! Cheers. :D

11 of us already. Good start. Hoping for 30+ this season. :mrgreen:

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:33 pm

You get one wild card to use at any point during the season, but do I not recall from last season that around the January transfer window you're given an extra one for that month only?

Nice one, noticing that it auto puts you back into the leagues you were in last season!!

Also never noticed before that you can view your points totals from your previous seasons. Last season was close to my worst ever, gonna have to work harder this year!!
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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Sputryk » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Aye, last season a bonus Wild Card was provided purely for the January transfer window. I haven't read the intricacies of this season's game, but I expect the same again.

Oh, and there is a way to get 2 FREE transfers in a single Game Week. DO NOT USE a transfer and it will carry forward to the subsequent Game Week. As this was a free transfer, it remains a free transfer for the subsequent week IN ADDITION to that week's freebie. It is not possible to carry forward for 3 or more freebies in this manner - the maximum allowed is 2 freebies in this carried-forward state. You can repeat the carry-forward thang as often as you wish.

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by IronMaidenRule » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:38 am

Signed up again for this season, hoping to do better than last year.

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Sputryk » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:25 pm

So far, so good; but could be better. We only have a half-league full of teams. Where are the rest of you?! Come on, folks: join in! It's FREE, if anyone was wondering. :mrgreen:

Anyone entered the Mirror's compo, too?

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:44 am

I will play

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Post by supermario » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:21 pm

I'm in (already lol)
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Post by Slick2097 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:51 am

Yep, i'm in as well.
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Post by ZeroCipher » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:09 pm

in and ready for mid table mediocrity ;)
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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Sputryk » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:20 pm

A bit late with this first table - it should have been listed prior to today's games - but here is the position at the end of the first week (Week 2 scores are being shown, but NOT included in the final total on the far right so please ignore the GW figures):

# Team Manager GW TOT
1 Everturd FC Frank Gasking 27 89
2 Inter Yamam Danny Jennings 22 85
2 Alucard 11 H D 39 85
4 Scunny Bunnies Gary McGeechan 28 81
5 Walton's Warriors Adam Walton 26 78
6 Spartak Rosco Ross Phillips 26 77
7 Patdfb Rangers Rich Hopkins 21 75
8 Onion Baggers FC Barnaby Whattingham 39 73
8 Chaos Allstars Chris Murphy 18 73
10 AFC Atlético United Ben Tyrie 30 69
11 pleccy FC Adam Starr 20 68
11 What a Rubbish Name barry barber 21 68
11 Cameron Diaz FanClub Mike Endredy 39 68
14 Virtual XI Ed Hale 24 66
14 Team Alfie Craig Hawkins 16 66
16 Spider Cheese Steve Murphy 17 65
17 CLARRABLUARMAY! Rhys Wynne 11 64
17 Don'tCallMeSchürrle Davey Sloan 30 64
19 Stimpson J. County Liam Hughes 50 61
20 Get Inter Mah Belleh Stephen Owen 24 60
21 Fredlington Academic Craig Giles 26 57
22 Sputryk Raiders Richard Davy 43 56
23 Murdie Boyz Steven McLennan 30 55
24 Dunshelm United Matthew Wilson 28 54
25 team 33D jermaine green 25 52
26 Marvin's Marvels David Marsden 37 45

Another slow start for me, as I believe is the same for last season's Champion. And 26 teams makes for a very awkward Cup tourny. Hmmm..., will have a think on how to proceed (unless someone else joins before September).

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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:30 pm

You could always have a round of 32 with the top 6 teams in the league (at the time of the draw) getting a bye to the round of 16; or just pick 6 teams at random to go through automatically. I like the idea of a reward for the best performing teams to get a bye though; as well as rewarding stronger teams it also gives weaker teams a better chance to get to the round of 16 - just as happens in the English League Cup.
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Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL 2013-14

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Highest scorer so far this week (doubt that'll last though what with not having any Man U, Chelsea or Spurs players) and a quick bit of maths puts me 4th! :shock:

I'm already getting a nosebleed!

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