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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:40 AM Edited by Nlwt, 23 August 2014 - 06:42 PM.

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Welcome guys, to the return of the Barclays Fantasy Premier League for the 2014/15 season. :)
The rules are fairly straight forward, so it's fitting this topic will go along the same lines.

  • Each player has an initial budget of £100M to spend on their squad.
  • A player's squad must contain 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 forwards in total.
  • A captain and vice-captain must be selected and the captain of your team will score double points (eg. an assist is normally worth 3 points but will be worth 6 points) and the vice-captain will automatically become your captain if your original captain did not play for that gameweek.
  • You can select up to 3 players from a single BPL team.
  • Like any other team in football, only 11 players can be played at one time, meaning the remaining 4 players will be on the bench and can not score you any points.
  • After selecting your squad, you can still buy and sell players by making transfers. You have unlimited transfers until the Premier League starts on the 16th August. After this deadline, you have the option to make one free transfer per gameweek and any transfer after this will deduct 4 points from your total points.
  • A wildcard gives you the option to make a free transfers at any point in the season; even if you've already used your free transfer for that gameweek. You have 2 wildcards for the whole season so use them wisely.
  • Be aware that players in your squad may become injured or unavailable throughout the season, so be sure to check your team regularly and make changes if necessary to give you the best possible chance of winning.

The link for the site:

 

http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

 
Hopefully I didn't make things too complicated, but if I did, refer to the link below for FAQs and Rules.
 
http://fantasy.premi...ague.com/rules/
 
Now, if you wish to participate, if you could post a screenshot or printscreen of your team along with your team-name, that'd be swell :^:
 
The code to join the GTAForums League, is '464198-181986'
 
Not sure how popular this will be but the more the merrier.
 
Good luck everyone :^:
 
(Knowing me, I've probably forgot something really important because I'm a douche. If this is the case, give us a shout)

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

I joined. :)

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:15 AM Edited by Nlwt, 15 August 2014 - 11:54 PM.

Mossley AFC - subject to change:

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

My team with me as a goalkeeper. ;) :p

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:02 PM

haha looks like your head is on that keeper (or is that the joke?)

 

Just joined, ready to defend my title. I'd post my team, but I'd rather not give you guys any tips :p 


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

Didn't noticed that lol

 

The joke is that my PSN is Riko Begovic.

I created it when IV came out by making sound Russian my own real name cause the game had the Russian mob theme in it.

Little did I know that Begovic was a real surname. Didn't know the goalkeeper yet in 2008. :pp

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

I joined. Will there be a head to head league as well?

 

Subject to change

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:51 PM

Just joined up. Cunning Stunt United. I'm on the iPad so no pics, I'm too lazy.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

I just joined up. I'm still mulling over a few positions with my team but we have a bit of time before the season starts. Looking forward to it :^:

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:29 PM Edited by Tommy., 04 August 2014 - 12:30 PM.

My team:

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:39 PM Edited by Max, 04 August 2014 - 04:21 PM.

Let's talk tactics: Tommy, you have a lot of Arsenal in your back 4 (back 5 including keeper) why? Is this because they're playing Palace?

 

I'm asking because I like to spread the risk amongst my defenders and have them from several different teams because it is far easier for defenders to lose points/gain nothing than it is forwards. 


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

I always feel like the defense is the hardest position to fill. To gain any significant points, the keeper has to be decent for that team too, that's why I think defenders from Chelsea are a good shout because they have a great keeper in between the sticks too.

 

The thing I noticed with my team is that I think my midfield is a little weak. I'm confident with my attack even though I would have liked Lukaku to be involved somewhere but I chose Rooney ahead of him. Noticed I don't have any City players there either; I was going to put Zabaleta in but I'm not sure whether the City squad will be rotated at RB with Sagna.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:21 PM Edited by Flynny, 04 August 2014 - 05:22 PM.

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This is my team janus, subject to change

 

hang on, didn't Jaidev make one, shall we tell him?


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:34 PM

Let's talk tactics: Tommy, you have a lot of Arsenal in your back 4 (back 5 including keeper) why? Is this because they're playing Palace?

 

I'm asking because I like to spread the risk amongst my defenders and have them from several different teams because it is far easier for defenders to lose points/gain nothing than it is forwards. 

Yeah good point actually. I'm going to change by squad around a bit before the season starts maybe opt for cheaper defenders so I can get better midfielders.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:32 PM Edited by The Gardener, 04 August 2014 - 06:35 PM.

I've joined :)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

Aye tactics wise I've always felt filling the more attacking positions gets more points.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:39 PM Edited by Nlwt, 04 August 2014 - 10:45 PM.

Aye tactics wise I've always felt filling the more attacking positions gets more points.

I focus on my attack first then fill in the gaps. Probably why I'm never any good at this.

 

Don't forget screenshots lads for the ones that haven't yet :^:


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

Made some changes.

 

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:47 PM

Oops, I didn't even realize Jaidev started a new topic up for this. I think it's been locked now anyway. Apologies :^:


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

Oops, I didn't even realize Jaidev started a new topic up for this. I think it's been locked now anyway. Apologies :^:

Yeah, someone bought it to my attention and since there's a few of us signed up in this one and we've had a bit of discussion I felt we should just carry on with this one. 

 

I hope you don't mind jaidev.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

I am an ignored person :(

 

Just kidding. No worries at all.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:12 PM

jaidev, have you signed up yet? What team are you going for for the opening weekend?


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:00 AM Edited by tubbs51, 08 August 2014 - 07:02 AM.

I joined. I'm American. I'm trying to get into the game so i'll probably suck some giant donkey schlong.

 

 

But just watch. Just like Fantasy (American) Football, the noob in the group will mysteriously do good.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

Welcome tubbs, good to have you aboard. And yeah, you'll wind up winning. Last year my ex-girlfriend joined the league with my friends and for the first 10 weeks she was like 3rd of 28 people....one of the reasons she's an ex. :p
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

jaidev, have you signed up yet? What team are you going for for the opening weekend?

 Yes. Already signed up.

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Formation:4-4-2

GK-Howard

RB-Zabaleta

CB-Skrtel

CB-Kompany

LB-Shawcross

RM-Silva

CM-Sterling

CM-Shelvey

LM-Johnson

ST-Rooney

ST-Lambert

 

Subs: Murphy, O'Shea, Poyet, Lukaku

 

any suggestions ?


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

I would take Lambert out. Can't see him playing much tbh.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

Chuck Lambert out, bring van Persie in.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Van Persie won't play the first two fixtures probably.

 

I guess i got to choose between Remy, Soldado, Welbeck and Naismith till then. Which one would you guys prefer


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:15 PM Edited by Mark, 08 August 2014 - 06:19 PM.

Not exactly an inspired bunch that. Are you able to trade down someone in order to afford someone such as RvP, Sturridge etc? Or maybe look at Lukaku? RvP might not play right away but you can bet your bottom dollar he'll be good for the other 36 and you can't always transfer how you want when you want.

Edit: I see you've got Lukaku. Stick him on.

Edited one, took out the Ox as after a bit of thought I'm not sure how much Wenger will play him, then decided to take a random punt on Januzaj. Risky, but he had a good first season and LvG will be looking at building a team for the future there.

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Lineup for game week 1 pretty much confirmed I reckon. Gambling on Sturridge picking up where Suarez left off.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

Surprised not too many people have Bojan. Stoke have been playing rather well in their pre-season friendlies, and Bojan has already got a few goals to his name, plus he only costs 5.5 at the moment. 





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