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s.kenbo
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We had a few of us take part in the last World Cup. It looks like the rules have changed somewhat since then. Only three transfers now during the group games, then five during the following rounds (not sure if that’s five total or five per round?). I think we had twenty last time for the whole tournament.
They’ve followed the PL Fantasy Football too with giving double points to your captain. Again I’m not sure how often your captain can be changed. They’ve also added a twelfth man to use at some stage.
They seem to be mixing it up a bit now. Tactics will play a part I think. We probably won’t suss the tactics out until the tournament is finished!
Will sort a mini league out soon and post the details on here for anyone interested.
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Report Emitdeb June 17, 2024 7:41 PM BST
Just hope Mbappe is as unlucky too.. GrinWink
Report Emitdeb June 17, 2024 7:44 PM BST
I'm looking to probably getting rid of Erikson and bringing in Gundogan.. I'm guessing Erikson wont be as effective against England..
Report s.kenbo June 17, 2024 7:59 PM BST
Gotta be at least a brace for Mbappe tonight!

Eriksen takes their penalties. Always handy to have a peno taker in your team. Having said that Gungodan is suppose to be the German taker!
Report Emitdeb June 17, 2024 8:01 PM BST
If Joao Felix is a let down, might choose him to swap...
Report Emitdeb June 17, 2024 8:03 PM BST
I got rid of Mbappe last minute because of the rumours of injury!
Report s.kenbo June 17, 2024 8:07 PM BST
That doesn’t sound a bad plan with Felix. I’ve no idea what kind of team some will put out for their third game if they’ve won the first two and qualified. Could be a few wasted players in our teams.

I’d not heard of Mbappes illness/injury until after the games had started.
Report Emitdeb June 18, 2024 10:29 PM BST
First Group game points..


1.  Emit's Crackers   108



2.  10 German Bombers   78



3.  Kenbo   77



4.  CB29   73



5.  Horses for courses   63



6.  Saka Potatoes   63



7.  Kane Dog   57



8.  Zack Attack   56



9.  FC TMD   50
Report Emitdeb June 23, 2024 6:48 AM BST
After Second Group Game..


1.  Emit's Crackers   197



2.  CB29   176



3.  Kenbo   151



4.  Zack Attack   149



5.  10 German Bombers   138



6.  Horses for courses   136



7.  Saka Potatoes   132



8.  Kane Dog   130



9.  FC TMD   109
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2024 7:28 AM BST
A good week for Clydebank. With his boosters and his captain of Lukaku he may have overtaken you if the Lukaku goal stood. I think you’ve both used your good boosters so that should give us chasers a chance to catch up now!

I think there’s far too many transfers this year. Nine during group stages. A spell of unlimited, then another fifteen after that. Nobody is gonna run out players like previous years. It kind of eliminates any tactical transfers and when to use them.

I guess it’s still wide open though.
Report mesmerised June 23, 2024 7:53 AM BST
I've won well over 10k on this game in the past, on the old weekender game they had mostly as well as the Euro game in 2016, won quite few quid on Telegraph as well, on the weekender you had to pick 7 players if I remember rightly, which meant that on most weekends there were an incredible amount of similar teams all bunched up at the top of the leaderboard, the week I won there I think 8 or 9 tied for first, what most people did not know is that the rules at the time were, if tied for position the prize will go to the person who entered first, the game for the next gameweek always opened the second after the current gameweek started, so there I was at 12.30pm most saturdays ready to enter all 10 teams as quick as I could, I lolled at reading some of the twitter comments from people who didn't understand why they werent getting a slice of the pie when they finished joint top, that game was made redundant soon after, the monthly game went as well, never got close to  that 50k jackpot each month they used to have though.

For some reason fantasy football has been in decline in recent years in terms of the prize payouts/jackpot, think it was when they stopped their paid to enter games and it became free, not sure of the exact reason why that was and why they no longer offered paid entry, though a lot of people were complaning the professionals were mass entering and it was always the same names on the leaderboard. These days it seems really lazy, the number of teams you can enter is limited, 1 on the Sun, 2 on Sky, 5 on Telegraph. It's good for the casuals but bad for the Fantasy pros.

Draftkings is really where it's at, the American sports are where the massive prize pools are, we're talking 7 figure+ sums.

Kind Regards.
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2024 8:43 AM BST
I tried playing the paid versions on The Telegraph some years ago. I was awful.

I think the problem was I did really well playing in mates leagues. Felt like I won it nearly every year. Out of twenty people though half have given up by Xmas, another half given up a bit later, so you end playing against four others who are still taking it seriously. When you take this into account I’m not the superstar I thought I was. I was just boring enough to play it the whole season trying to win!
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2024 8:44 AM BST
Plus I’d enter a team in the wife’s name so I’d have two bites at the cherry!
Report Emitdeb June 23, 2024 4:10 PM BST
I was in the South African World cup (Sun) Dreamteam, I Finished quite high up and won a key-ring HappyBlush.. I noticed an error on the final scoring and e-mailed them.. They thanked me and sent me a bundle containing among other **** a football a mini World cup and 5 Mars Bars! Happy

mes, you was more than welcome to join our league..

Our current league is bound to be won by someones Captain scoring a hat-trick! Feeling pessimistic to be honest... Will Kane be dropped? Will Mbappe be risked in the final group game? Decisions, Decisions!    Good Luck guys.
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2024 5:11 PM BST
Not often someone leads from start to finish. You’re the front runner at the moment though. As you say captaining a hat-trick scorer could be crucial, especially if they’ve got a booster with it too!

Feck knows what England will do. I’ve wasted two games with Mbappe and dumped him now. He’s bound to play and score heavily now I’ve done that!
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 23, 2024 5:30 PM BST
The disallowed Lukaku goal was also a De Bruyne assist so it cost me 24 points.  Not to mention the disallowed goals in the first game.  I had 5 Fantasy teams, including this one, across 3 sites and Lukaku and De Bruyne were the only players in every team this week.  Last week only Lukaku was.  It feels pivotal, although it's still all to play for.  Hoping the Germans stick with the original line up (market says they are) as got two Portuguese I have to transfer out and Dobyk might get dropped.
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 23, 2024 5:42 PM BST
In 2021 I was in the top 15 (12th mebbe among thousands of entries) in Fanteam's FF going into the semi final.  Top prize was £200k, 12th was £10-£15k mebbe.  I rolled the dice thinking everyone would go England/Italy and went Spain/Denmark.  I already was basing the team around Denmark as had captained Maehle in the L16, which was very left field and packed the defence with Danes.  He might even have been the top individual scorer that week, and it pushed a team that was doing quite well, into one that was challenging.  Think everyone else in the top 15 was England/Italy.  Oh well
Report Emitdeb June 23, 2024 7:03 PM BST
It's true! Germany are playing a full strength team! Sad... Why would he do that!??? Crazy
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2024 7:33 PM BST
Laugh @ Emit. He’s dumped some German starting eleven players yet kept Trent in the team who is surely going to be ditched? I can’t see many of the German top boys playing much more than an hour today.
Report Emitdeb June 23, 2024 8:35 PM BST
Was thinking (wrongly) Germans would not play and Trent might play... Gareth doesn't often change his mind... I may have lost the plot a little.. Sad
Report Emitdeb June 24, 2024 6:24 AM BST
I also regret not making Lukaku Captain...
Report s.kenbo June 24, 2024 4:13 PM BST
I think you came out of last night well. We barely scored any points with out Germans. Coin flip really between KDB and  Lukaku.
Report s.kenbo June 24, 2024 4:14 PM BST
Our, not out.
Report Emitdeb June 24, 2024 8:15 PM BST
Lost 5 points to last minute goal against Scotland... Sad
Report s.kenbo June 24, 2024 8:44 PM BST
Yeah, I smiled when that went in! Grin
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 24, 2024 10:29 PM BST
you must be doing well overall Emit
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 24, 2024 10:41 PM BST
The Betfair League currently has 2 runners in the top 0.5% of the overall.  Those 24 points I lost on Lukaku's disallowed goal may be very costly yet!
Report Emitdeb June 24, 2024 11:07 PM BST
147th out of 185499.. Currently Grin.. Have been in top 10, which is a fun stat..

Yeah, I smiled when that went in!.. I screamed an abusive word @ that moment... LaughLaugh (may have been several) LaughLaugh
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 25, 2024 4:56 PM BST
Just when it looked like I had a decent chance Baumgartner is rested and Jota skips training
Report Emitdeb June 25, 2024 5:37 PM BST
ooh.. That's unfortunate Plain.. Mbappe starts and the Dutch concede early..
Report s.kenbo June 25, 2024 6:14 PM BST
Yeah, not a great week for me. Roll on the last sixteen!

CB is a shrewdie sticking Torres in last night. You’ll have to watch him because he’s coming for you.
Report s.kenbo June 25, 2024 6:16 PM BST
And he scores!
Report Emitdeb June 25, 2024 10:10 PM BST
Just one team stuck with MBappe! 18 points Sad I'm having a horrific 3rd round, just know it's gonna get worse tomorrow.
Report s.kenbo June 26, 2024 6:10 AM BST
One goal scored and 18 points gotten. They’re chucking points at some players!
Report Emitdeb June 26, 2024 11:29 PM BST
After 3rd Group Game...



1.  Emit's Crackers   240



2.  CB29   229



3.  Horses for courses   191



4.  Zack Attack   190



5.  Kane Dog   130



6.  Saka Potatoes   183



7.  Kenbo   182



8.  10 German Bombers   167



9.  FC TMD   137
Report brentford June 26, 2024 11:31 PM BST
Emit's Crackers

Laugh

cheered me up that...apologies..go well sir..
Report Emitdeb June 26, 2024 11:31 PM BST
Cool.. We is what we is.
Report brentford June 26, 2024 11:32 PM BST
well you is doing pretty well by the looks..
Report Emitdeb June 26, 2024 11:35 PM BST
Hanging in there... But several of these monkeys are sitting and waiting to play their booster cards.. Sad
Report brentford June 26, 2024 11:36 PM BST
swines..
Report Emitdeb June 26, 2024 11:36 PM BST
Laugh Exactly..
Report s.kenbo June 27, 2024 6:25 AM BST
An all the way leader so far, Emit. CB is obviously a shrewdie so he’s gonna be battling you for the win. He’s made some good transfers at the right time.

A woeful week for me. A wasted captain booster and four points being my highest scoring player. May need to gamble on some unpopular players soon.
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 27, 2024 1:23 PM BST
Kane Dog moving up menacingly. OK...being hard driven to make up ground on the leaders! Grin
Report Emitdeb June 27, 2024 1:31 PM BST
After 3rd Group Game...  couple of score updates by DreamTeam -1 for me and Saka Potatoes.. also my mistake on Kane Dog corrected.. Scores @ 1:30pm on Monday 14th July will be deemed the final scores.


1.  Emit's Crackers   239



2.  CB29   229



3.  Horses for courses   191



4.  Zack Attack   190



5.  Kane Dog   184



6.  Saka Potatoes   182



7.  Kenbo   182



8.  10 German Bombers   167



9.  FC TMD   137
Report s.kenbo June 27, 2024 3:22 PM BST
I did wonder if you were in it this year, WP. Obviously keeping a low profile until you had a decent week! Grin
Report Emitdeb June 29, 2024 4:29 PM BST
Here we go! Not saying I'm obsessed but.... Anyone not having Mbappe as Captain?

Good-Luck people.
Report Emitdeb June 29, 2024 4:32 PM BST
CB29, Seems we're having very similar thoughts.... same front 4!
Report Emitdeb June 29, 2024 4:38 PM BST
Anyone not having Mbappe as Captain? Looks like I'm the only one who's picked him as Captain.. Shocked
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 29, 2024 5:27 PM BST
I thought about Morata as Spain have the easiest game, but reckon he's probably getting 15-25 less minutes on the pitch than the others.  Seems a few have him captain and the goal boost, so a couple of goals from him at 20 points a goal will bring them right back in it.
Report s.kenbo June 29, 2024 7:07 PM BST
Looks like a lot of us have gone for the same players or team. I’ve plumped for Kane as captain purely because they have an easier game that France.
Report Emitdeb July 2, 2024 10:22 PM BST
After Round of 16..


1.  Emit's Crackers   315



2.  CB29   307



3.  10 German Bombers   306



4.  Kenbo   290



5.  Zack Attack   278



6.  Kane Dog   270



7.  Horses for courses   267



8.  Saka Potatoes   265



9.  FC TMD   201
Report s.kenbo July 3, 2024 6:12 AM BST
It’s getting tight at the top now.

They’ve even added more money to the transfer kitty. We can have any players we want!
Report mesmerised July 3, 2024 8:24 AM BST
Report Emitdeb July 3, 2024 11:41 AM BST
139! points by 10 German Bombers Is a very tidy score (top 100 / 186,000 ish) in country..

Boosters played is the key in our league... I'm busted, I suspect 10 German Bombers has 2 left! Which would make him a very short price to finish above me.. Sad..

I have no idea how mesmerised gained access to those stats above.. Perhaps someone could ask him?.. (I cant because he has some personal issue against me) Crazy
Report s.kenbo July 3, 2024 3:08 PM BST
How’d you get those stats, Mes? Have you got a team entered in it?

Yeah, 10 German Bombers came out of nowhere this week. There’s only 50 points splitting the top eight. Still wide open. I’ve still got my 12th man to use. Will probably use it this round.
Report mesmerised July 3, 2024 4:12 PM BST
can't reveal my sourcesWink
Report s.kenbo July 3, 2024 4:36 PM BST
Grin
Report Emitdeb July 3, 2024 4:57 PM BST
Laugh.. oh mes! Just when I was thinking of accepting your apology! Laugh
Report Emitdeb July 3, 2024 5:09 PM BST
Ronaldo was CB29 and my 12th man.. We both really didnt need that penalty miss!! Fricking Typical! CrazyLaugh
Report Emitdeb July 3, 2024 5:12 PM BST
(I cant because he has some Petty personal issue against me)
Report Emitdeb July 3, 2024 5:12 PM BST
Happy
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 3, 2024 9:11 PM BST
The penalty miss from Ronaldo, the OG from Le Normand, the post from VVD, and the save of the tournament from Baumgartner.  Makes it more interesting anyways
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 3, 2024 9:13 PM BST
More annoyingly also backed Baumgartner to be top Austrian goalscorer. Cry
Report Emitdeb July 4, 2024 1:26 PM BST
Yep, You've deffo outdone me for bad luck CB29... Happy
Report s.kenbo July 6, 2024 6:21 AM BST
Emit has been knocked off the top spot for the first time since the opening game. Gonna be a very close finish by the looks of it.
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 12:42 PM BST
Cry
Report s.kenbo July 6, 2024 1:54 PM BST
I’m not even sure you’re gonna make the top three now!
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 2:11 PM BST
Plain.... If my tangerine dreams come good, I'll be back on top before the semi's... Happy
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 4:27 PM BST
Why do I listen and let myself get influenced by the media!! CryCry
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 4:27 PM BST
TRENT!!
Report s.kenbo July 6, 2024 4:53 PM BST
I was surprised to see you’d stuck him in. Yet again I smirked when I saw he wasn’t starting!
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 11:30 PM BST
After Quarter Finals..


1.  Emit's Crackers   363



2.  CB29   362



3.  10 German Bombers   357



4.  Saka Potatoes   349



5.  Kenbo   346



6.  Kane Dog   337



7.  Zack Attack   316



8.  Horses for courses   314



9.  FC TMD   258
Report brentford July 6, 2024 11:34 PM BST
come on kenbo ffs...representing UTD  here...MischiefMischiefGrin
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 6, 2024 11:36 PM BST
3/1 the field
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 6, 2024 11:54 PM BST
After Quarter Finals.. latest odds assuming everyone has played all their boosters


1.  Emit's Crackers   363   3/1



2.  CB29   362   3/1



3.  10 German Bombers   357  7/2



4.  Saka Potatoes   349  11/2



5.  Kenbo   346  6/1



6.  Kane Dog   337  10/1



7.  Zack Attack   316  40/1



8.  Horses for courses   314  40/1



9.  FC TMD   258  1000/1
Report Emitdeb July 6, 2024 11:59 PM BST
I understand Saka Potatoes has a 12th man to play..
Report s.kenbo July 7, 2024 7:00 AM BST
I’m fifth of nine, Brentford. I’m representing them superbly!

Nice book, CB. It shows how close it is with three games to go.

I think I’m gonna have to take a bit of a punt with these transfers. I need a few live players others above me may not have in their team.
Report Emitdeb July 8, 2024 12:34 PM BST
After Quarter Finals.. Were updated! Tied First Place..


1.  Emit's Crackers   364



2.  CB29   364



3.  10 German Bombers   357



4.  Saka Potatoes   349



5.  Kenbo   346



6.  Kane Dog   337



7.  Zack Attack   316



8.  Horses for courses   314



9.  FC TMD   258
Report Emitdeb July 8, 2024 12:39 PM BST
Saka Potatoes, Zack Attack and 10 German Bombers are representing Charlton Athletic Happy

Horses for courses.. Arsenal.. Kane Dog Is I thinking West Ham or Arsenal Confused
Report Emitdeb July 10, 2024 3:35 PM BST
1.  Emit's Crackers   3/1



2.  CB29   4/9



3.  10 German Bombers   9/2



4.  Saka Potatoes   7/1



5.  Kenbo  13/2



6.  Kane Dog   6/1



7.  Zack Attack  1000/1



8.  Horses for courses   40/1



9.  FC TMD   1000/1

I'll tell you now! I'm still fighting for this title! Blush
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 4:15 PM BST
My no players from France worked in the sense that I’m guaranteed eleven players for the final. Didn’t do me very well points wise though.
There will be some who won’t have eleven. CB is a bit of a shrewdie with his selections.

I see Whippin has gone all out on Spain and England.
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 4:21 PM BST
I'm pissing over all of you
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 4:36 PM BST
What points are you on?

Why didn’t you join the league?
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 4:38 PM BST
I'm in private mini leagues, same with the Telegraph.
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 4:51 PM BST
That answers the second question.

How many points have you got?
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 4:53 PM BST
more than 400
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 5:04 PM BST
This is hard work but we are getting closer to an answer! In your own time!
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 5:08 PM BST
why? what does it matter to you?  I can't win the main prize if that's what you want to know, I'm not that close, not unless Holland go on a massive rampage. I'm top of my mini leagues though. Kind Regards.
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 5:26 PM BST
You come on here saying ‘you’re pissing all over us’. I ask you how many points you have but won’t answer it.  Yet you seem to think I’m the one with the problem for asking!

I didn’t think for one second that you could win the main prize.
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 5:32 PM BST
None of you appear to have over 400 points so I would be correct, if you do, let me know and I'll think about given you the answer, Kind Regards.
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 5:34 PM BST
the top player has 489 points, so having over 400 points, with no knowledge of any boosters used, means you'd have no idea. But if you ever want some tips for this game let me know, I've made plenty out of fantasy football over the years, always happy to help the little players out, Kind Regards.
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 5:37 PM BST
CB29 has over 400 points. Emit has about the same.

I won’t lose any sleep over being **** at fantasy football. Plenty on here will excel at anything with ‘fantasy’ in it!
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 5:39 PM BST
An expert at the game like yourself isn’t going to have any boosters left. Would be a poor tactic if you did imo. I’m just a part time novice though.
Report mesmerised July 10, 2024 5:39 PM BST
emiteb couldn't win a goldfish at a funfair Laugh
Report s.kenbo July 10, 2024 5:42 PM BST
Playing Schrödinger’s Cat. He has more points than you!
Report Emitdeb July 10, 2024 9:05 PM BST

Jul 10, 2024 -- 4:21PM, mesmerised wrote:


I'm pissing over all of you


Some Pitiful after-timing from (too timid to enter) mesmerised.. Grin

Report Emitdeb July 10, 2024 10:19 PM BST
After Semi Finals..


1.  CB29   412



2.  10 German Bombers   408



3.  Emit's Crackers   406



4.  Saka Potatoes   395



5.  Kenbo   394



6.  Kane Dog   386



7.  Zack Attack   371



8.  Horses for courses   354



9.  FC TMD   296
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 10, 2024 10:31 PM BST
Didn't expect to be leading after tonight
Report Emitdeb July 12, 2024 4:44 PM BST
Let's have some Prices??.. for fun. Happy

I'm seeing CB29 2/7.. Even with Morata LaughWink (gonna try to get into his head) GrinDevil
Report Emitdeb July 12, 2024 9:14 PM BST
I'm getting a pressure cooker vibe!... MischiefHappy
Report CLYDEBANK29 July 12, 2024 9:28 PM BST
2/7 must be one of the worst prices in history

1.  CB29   412  6/4
2.  10 German Bombers   408  5/1 (9 players max)
3.  Emit's Crackers   406  5/2
4.  Saka Potatoes   395 14/1 (10 players max)
5.  Kenbo   394  11/1
6.  Kane Dog   386 20/1

The betting would be much closer, but there are so few players to chose from and everyone has most of the top players available, there is less chance of a swing in points.  It's Kane or Morata up top, unless one of them is dropped or injured.  I can imagine other people will see I've got no Spanish defenders and roll the dice with several.  Do I defend and counter and transfer three in, or do I attack and pick none, accepting if Spain keep a clean sheet I'm beat, but if they don't I'm hard to beat?
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