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Fantasy League - 2020/2021

Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,734 Scope community team
edited December 2020 in Coffee lounge
Hello all,

We might be a little late to the party, but after having seen some suggestions here about a fantasy league, the online community will be hosting its own Premier League Fantasy League alongside the football prediction competition.

Our league starts in game week 2 of the Premier League fixture list, so you have a couple of days to confirm your team and join.

At the end of the season, the top three places will each receive a special community badge.

Joining the league couldn't be easier. Simply use our league's auto-join link and you'll be added automatically after you've entered the game.

You're also welcome to use this thread to discuss anything to do with fantasy league, whether it's to discuss good picks, commiserate over that week's point total, or gloat over your place in the table.

Good luck! 
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If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Adrian_Scope
                                     Thank you so much for setting this up. I have just signed up so I look forward to it. This is my first season of doing Fantasy League so I'm pretty confident the relegation place is mine :) I'm in a league with family and friends, game week 1 wasn't too bad but I did learn the importance of captaining the right player :)  Best of luck to everyone! Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I'm in!

    Didn't have an awful start in my first week actually.

    Like you @WestHam06, this is my first year of doing this, I feel like an amateur :D 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  We will have to support each other through the highs and lows of the season :) Though I don't know about you but I found myself getting really involved with following the games last week, I mean I'm into football but this was a whole new level :) Thank you
  • IgnatiusyorkIgnatiusyork Member Posts: 48 Connected
    this is my fourth season i think, but is not about how long you have been playing FPL. we need to pick the right players at the right time and you will score more points.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Thank you @Ignatiusyork for sharing this advice, greatly appreciated. It looks like there are going to be plenty of learning opportunities coming in the weeks ahead and I look forward to them. Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Yep advice much appreciated :) I don't think I've had a terrible start? Then again, I'm not sure what an acceptable weekly score is in this game. 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Well done to everyone this week, particularly @Ross_Scope, looks as though you had a great week :) I was a little sad about Lamptey for Brighton coming off in the 57th minute but I think I'd rather his was fit for the next match :) Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    He's had a fantastic start to the season hasn't he @WestHam06? Looks like a great young player. 

    I had a good weekend with my fantasy team. I had Son from Spurs and obviously he scored 4 times, so I'm very happy with him. 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  He has had an exceptional start to the season and I think he is a very talented individual. I have respect for him as well for choosing to move to Brighton in order to develop as a player rather than staying at Chelsea where he almost certainly would not have made the first team squad regularly. I hope he continues to develop and goes onto have a fantastic career (oh and the fact he is in my fantasy team :) ) You had a great weekend and I hope you have another one especially as Tottenham are playing Newcastle who I think look unsteady at the back. Best of luck at the weekend. Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    edited September 2020
    @WestHam06
    Absolutely, I admire those Chelsea youngsters who decide to leave and get game time, instead of being loaned out season after season.

    Thank you, I hope your Fantasy side performs well this weekend too :) Have you made any changes?
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope,   
                                 I did make a couple of changes this weekend, with my free transfer I brought in Conor Cody, who I think I'll stick with despite the performance (plus he lost to West Ham so I am very happy :) ) I also brought in Ings for Henderson as he injured. Please may I ask have you made any changes? I hope your team is doing well :) Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Yeah if one of your players is going to perform poorly, it's a big consolation that it's against the team you support. 

    I brought in Watkins from Aston Villa this week who didn't score but was still on the winning side.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Exactly, I can't complain but if the same happens next week I may have to consider differently :) Congratulations @Ross_Scope you had another brilliant game week :) Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    According to the app my week was about average @WestHam06, how did you get on overall? 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                   I had a good week I think, it's the best week I've had so far. I had Vardy so he got me some points and also Mane so I can't complain. Please may I ask, do you change your captain each week or have you just stuck with the same player as captain from the start? Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I just tend to stick with the same captain @WestHam06, to be honest I'm not overly sure what impact the captain and vice captain has on points. @Adrian_Scope is the fantasy league expert among us so hopefully he can enlighten me

    What about you? 

    Good luck this weekend.
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  • IgnatiusyorkIgnatiusyork Member Posts: 48 Connected
    Hello All,

    You can stick with the same player you have captained if that player is really on form and can get you more points because the player that is captain points is doubled by 2. if the captain you selected is not available to play a matched then the points will go to the vice captain.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  I initially started by changing the captain each week but I think I am going to adopt the same tactic as you and stick with the same captain, though today I learnt Mane is unavailable and he is my captain. That said, I'm happy with my vice captain so I think I'll stick to it as it is for now. Thank you. Best of luck to you for another great weekend :) Thank you
    Hi @Ignatiusyork
                                Thank you for sharing that with us, much appreciated :) Hope you have a good weekend on the Fantasy League. Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Thanks for that @Ignatiusyork, that's really helpful :) I'll keep my captain as my best player then. 

    I had a pretty poor weekend overall. I replaced Son because I thought he was injured, then he only went and scored a couple of goals. I had Oli Watkins on my bench and he got a hattrick :D 
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I've allocated myself some time this evening for some 'study'. I want a better weekend than the last before the break, I'll definitely be getting Son back in my team.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  How are you? I just wanted to say well done, you are totally bossing the fantasy league, got any tips :) Hope you have another great week this week. Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Very kind of you @WestHam06 and it's great to see you back on the community. I'm doing very well thanks, how are you? 

    I don't know how good my tips are, but the main thing I'm doing each week is looking at how many points players have gotten in total, and making any decisions based on that. 

    I'm in a bit of a pickle this week though, I have van Dijk in my team and now he's obviously out for the season. I hope you have a successful weekend too :) 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope,
                                  Thank you. I am pleased to hear that you are well, I'm ok thank you. Thank you for sharing these tips with us, I think I may have to adopt your tactics :) I know what you mean about VVD, I took him out and put in Mings as I thought he had a solid start, we're always learning :( What a night Bamford had on Friday, he is really making his mark. Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    He really is making his mark, as are Leeds as a whole, and I'm thrilled about that.

    I had Bamford in my starting 11 so that earned me most of my points this weekend, how did you get on @WestHam06 ?
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    I completely agree @Ross_Scope, Leeds are really showing what they are capable of and I think Bielsa is the right man for the job and could really take Leeds somewhere. Awesome, you had Bamford in your team, he got a fair few points, please may I ask, was he you captain? I think I've had an ok week but I had Vardy on the bench as I thought he wouldn't play :( Thank you 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    No he wasn't my captain @WestHam06, my captain is Harry Kane :) 

    Ah yeah that's a shame about Vardy, yeah I thought he wouldn't play either.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  How are you? How was your week in FPL this week? Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @WestHam06

    I'm very well thanks, how are you? 

    It was decent actually, I had a couple of unlikely goal scorers like Dallas and mings, I'm fairly happy with how it went. What about you? 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  I'm pleased to hear that you are well, I am good thank you for asking. I'm pleased you had a decent week, it's always great when you get an unlikely goal scorer to add to the points :) I think I probably had my best week so far, 6 of my 11 players scored so I feel pretty fortunate and pleased. I brought Ward-Prowse in last week, probably my best transfer yet :) Best of luck for this week :) Thank you 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    That's brilliant @WestHam06, and a fantastic call about Ward-Prowse, he had a great weekend last time out.

    Have you made any transfers for this weekend?
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    I know, I couldn't believe my luck when they just seemed to keep scoring :) I had Danny Ings and obviously he will be out for a number of weeks so I brought Timo Werner in for him. Please may I ask, did you make any transfers? Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I only made one this week @WestHam06, I brought Hector Belerin in for Mings, what about you? 
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  • pieeterpieeter Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi my name is Christian I am a big Southport football fan I hope we win the league this season
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @pieeter

    Thanks for joining! How are Southport doing this season? 

    I'm a Leeds fan. Are you going to join our fantasy league?
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,784 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope hi from another Leeds fan :) I didn’t know you were a Leeds fan. Or maybe I have read it but forgotten in which case I am sorry.

    How do you feel about them being in the top league, it’s a bit like a small fish in a big pond isn’t it!!
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    edited November 2020
    Hi @66Mustang

    I think I've mentioned it before on the football thread when you were around, but hey you interact with so many threads on here that it's expected that you forget stuff :) 

    It's pretty surreal at times, have to say I haven't enjoyed the last two games. Looking forward to when fans can go back to grounds though. How are you feeling about it so far?
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,784 Disability Gamechanger
    Haha :D 

    I am just pleased to be in the premier league after so long and will be happy to be anywhere in it that doesn’t mean a demotion, haha! I agree with you on the most recent games, though!
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  How did you get on this week? Please may I ask what did you make of Bamford's disallowed goal, so harsh? Also, the Arsenal game, didn't see that coming? Thank you.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    edited November 2020
    Hi @pieeter
                          How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Awsome a Southport fan, I see you are 3rd in the League, pretty good start, only losing one, you definietly are in with a chance :) Please may I ask would you be interested in joining Scope's Fantasy League? Also, here on the online community, we hold a football competition whereby each game week we guess the scores of the Premier League games plus a bonus game from one other league. Please if you would be interested I'd be happy to explain more and you can find our table and predicitions in the Coffee Lounge. Please do ask any questions you may have. Thank you.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I had an average weekend @WestHam06, not great, not terrible, what about you? 
    I haven't seen Bamford's disallowed goal yet, but I think it's so unlucky that he was penalised for simply pointing where he wanted the ball to be played. I'm not a fan of VAR.
    Definitely didn't see the Arsenal result coming, but I hope they play that badly when we face them next week.

    And I would agree @66Mustang, survival has to be the ultimate aim.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  Sorry for the late reply, hope you are well. I too, had an average week, so I can't complain. I agree, I am not a fan of VAR, I think it is ruining the game and it is too inconsistent for me. Football, for me, is about being in the moment and just admiring the game within the rules, VAR is taking it to the extreme and taking the beauty out of the game.  I think Leeds will do well this season, you play great football! Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I would agree with you @WestHam06, I never wanted VAR to be introduced to the sport in the first place. I was fine with accepting human error from the referees and just getting on with the match.

    how do you feel about West Ham's season so far?
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    How's your team coming along @WestHam06
    ?
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross Scope, 
                                 How are you? How is your team doing? My team is doing ok thank you, I just can't seem to get the captaincy right. I captained Vardy this week thinking 'Leicester have Fulham, he's bound to score' and then look what happened there :astonished: though he did get an assist (no disrespect to Fulham, they deserved it) Though considering it's my first time playing, I'm relatively happy :) How are you finding it? Thank you
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I'm well thanks @WestHam06, how are you? 

    And oh dear that's a shame about Vardy, I would have had him as a certain to score in that game. 

    I'm struggling with injuries, I keep having occasions where a player ends up being injured when I don't expect them to be.
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    I know what you mean and I've experienced managers not playing players when I was so certain they would play (Pep at City resting Sterling :)) I hope you have a good game week this week and that Leeds beat Chelsea :) Thank you 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Thank you @WestHam06, I hope West Ham beat man Utd :) 
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