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Fantasy football

Fantasy football

Fantasy Football – The Real Thing

Jon Reeson of Bedford in the UK, one of the recent champions in the Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football, beat 2.3 million others to win this famous competition.

It is meant to be as realistic as possible with January transfers included.

Rule Changes

Will you choose van Persie in your fantasy football team?Jon said "Previously, players had only one chance all season to make big changes. This gives people the chance to switch things around if they make a bad start but with the security of knowing they can still sign plenty of new players in the New Year.

"It should make the game even better although it is already excellent. It is easy to see why it is the world's biggest fantasy football game and, in my opinion, the best.

"It is not just the fact it is free - although that is a big bonus. It is the fact it is so well set up and it has evolved so well. The transfer values are spot on to the point where there are many occasions where you are just 0.1m short. It can be so frustrating - but that is also part of the skill and the fun."

Will you choose Giroud in your fantasy football team?Reeson still finds it hard to believe he beat so many other managers to top the Fantasy Premier League, winning a VIP trip to a Barclays Premier League match, hotel accommodation and £250 spending money.

He added: "I was top for the whole of the last three months of the season so the pressure was on me going into the final gameweek even though I had more points than anyone else.

"I hardly slept the night before the deadline as I thought about every decision to make sure I did not mess it up.

"But it all went well and I was thrilled when the points were confirmed and I saw my name still at the top.

"It feels quite strange to know I beat almost two and a half million people across the globe. But after leading for so long, it was more a feeling of relief than anything else.

"I ended up getting quite a lot of attention on various internet forums where people were talking about me. One person even pretended to be me and was giving people advice so in the end I had to register for the forum and tell people what was going on. He disappeared quite soon afterwards."

Extra Research

Will you choose Hazard in your fantasy football team?So what are the secrets of success for the real Jon Reeson?

He said: "I have been playing this game for years and I stick to the same formula consistently.

"I get cheap defenders and goalkeepers and I move them around according to their club fixtures and I save my money for the big-name players I really want such as Robin van Persie, Sergio Aguero and Eden Hazard.

"I had van Persie as captain most weeks and I was fortunate that the weeks I changed him were usually the ones where he had a low score and the person I picked in his place seemed to do well.”

Jon, a West Ham fan said “I always try to avoid picking Steven Gerrard. He is a great player but I have not forgiven him for almost single-handedly helping Liverpool beat West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final." Well, that game was definitely reality!

Click on the talk and quiz tab below to tell us the players that will go in your fantasy football team and click on the learn tab to try some activities to check your English.

Will you choose Sergio Aguero in your fantasy football team? Getty.

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 Activity 1: In this first activity, have a look at the questions and see how many questions you can get right. Did you understand all of the text?

 

Learn about adverbs

In the text, Jon used some adverbs to say how he did things. Look at these examples and think how adverbs modify other words.

I hardly slept the night before the deadline.

Reeson still finds it hard to believe he beat so many other managers

The adverbs in the examples are changing, or modifying the meaning of the underlined verbs and adjectives but they all explain ‘how’ we do something or ‘how’ we feel.

To find out more about adverbs, visit the English Grammar page on adverbs on Learn English.

Sentence Adverbs

Jon said he sticks to the same formula consistently, which means he always uses the same process when choosing players for his team. ‘Consistently’ is a sentence adverb. Sentence adverbs are a great way of saying how we feel about something. They usually go at the beginning or at the end of a sentence:

Luckily, we got there on time.

We missed the train, unfortunately.

Play this game to learn about some more sentence adverbs:

Activity 2:In the text, Jon used some adverbs to say how he did things. Look at these examples and think how adverbs modify other words.

I hardly slept the night before the deadline.

Reeson still finds it hard to believe he beat so many other managers.

The adverbs in the examples are changing, or modifying the meaning of the underlined verbs and adjectives but they all explain ‘how’ we do something or ‘how’ we feel.

To find out more about adverbs, visit the English Grammar page on adverbs on Learn English.

Sentence Adverbs

Jon said he sticks to the same formula consistently, which means he always uses the same process when choosing players for his team.

‘Consistently’ is a sentence adverb. Sentence adverbs are a great way of saying how we feel about something. They usually go at the beginning or at the end of a sentence:

Luckily, we got there on time.We missed the train, unfortunately.


Vocabulary about taking risks

There are some expressions and phrases in the text that are connected with the idea of taking risks in games and competitions. Play the game to learn some of this useful language that can be used in real life, not just fantasy!

Activity 3: There are some expressions and phrases in the text that are connected with the idea of taking risks in games and competitions. Play the game to learn some of this useful language that can be used in real life, not just fantasy!
Will Mesut Ozil be in your fantasy football team? Getty.
 

 

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nikosonris
07/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I agree that Giroud is a good choice at the moment but he was quite unfortunate to score an own goal this weekend((( I'm glad he compensated that with an excellent header. Silva is back, but I don't think he is worth drafting in your team, 'cause their final third looks like to be Aguero, KDB and Sterling, in my opinion. I have kept Kane, taking into account his favourable fixtures in future, and he earned me just a point this weekend((( should have opted for Ighalo or Deeney. I have captained Sadio Mane and it turned out to be a bad choice(


nikosonris
07/12/2015 11:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I agree that Giroud is a good choice at the moment but he was quite unfortunate to score an own goal this weekend((( I'm glad he compensated that with an excellent header. Silva is back, but I don't think he is worth drafting in your team, 'cause their final third looks like to be Aguero, KDB and Sterling, in my opinion. I have kept Kane, taking into account his favourable fixtures in future, and he earned me just a point this weekend((( should have opted for Ighalo or Deeney. I have captained Sadio Mane and it turned out to be a bad choice(

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Rema
08/12/2015
RS
538
points

I was awful this week, with 39 points I was again under average so I fell down on the table:( I thought that I made right decision, but I got wrong. Also I bought Sadio Mane, Ayew, Martial instead to buy Deeney, Ighalo or Mahrez. I think that I have found good investment for the future- Watmore(Sunderland, price 4,3)? Have you watched him, I think that he is auspicious for buying?


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Rema
08/12/2015 14:10
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I was awful this week, with 39 points I was again under average so I fell down on the table:( I thought that I made right decision, but I got wrong. Also I bought Sadio Mane, Ayew, Martial instead to buy Deeney, Ighalo or Mahrez. I think that I have found good investment for the future- Watmore(Sunderland, price 4,3)? Have you watched him, I think that he is auspicious for buying?

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Even though I was above average this weekend (earned 60 points), I dropped a little bit because of my captain - Mane who brought me only 4 points. But I was lucky to have Mahrez on my squad. Those two Leicester players (Riyad and Jamie) are consistently earning points for me) If you are asking my advice about Watmore, I would say he is a promising youngster and could be a cheap differential for the upcoming home fixture against Watford, but with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool coming next I don't think Sunderland players are a good investment. Instead, I have great expectations for Everton and Spurs, namely Lukaku and Kane. I am also keeping a close eye on Stoke (Arnautovic, Krkic and Xaquiri). If they show the same performance as they did at Etihad Stadium, they could improve their league standing. And now, Rema, I must ask you to apologise me, but I think they will beat West Ham this weekend.


nikosonris
09/12/2015 12:52
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Even though I was above average this weekend (earned 60 points), I dropped a little bit because of my captain - Mane who brought me only 4 points. But I was lucky to have Mahrez on my squad. Those two Leicester players (Riyad and Jamie) are consistently earning points for me) If you are asking my advice about Watmore, I would say he is a promising youngster and could be a cheap differential for the upcoming home fixture against Watford, but with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool coming next I don't think Sunderland players are a good investment. Instead, I have great expectations for Everton and Spurs, namely Lukaku and Kane. I am also keeping a close eye on Stoke (Arnautovic, Krkic and Xaquiri). If they show the same performance as they did at Etihad Stadium, they could improve their league standing. And now, Rema, I must ask you to apologise me, but I think they will beat West Ham this weekend.

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Rema
12/12/2015
RS
538
points

I hope that your prediction about our defeat won't come true. I have only one correction, Stoke were played at home at Britannia Stadium not on Etihad Stadium. What you think about Wilfried Bony- our most discussion player(for this week)?


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Rema
12/12/2015 00:04
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I hope that your prediction about our defeat won't come true. I have only one correction, Stoke were played at home at Britannia Stadium not on Etihad Stadium. What you think about Wilfried Bony- our most discussion player(for this week)?

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

It turned out that Wilfried was a better option than Sterling (who was on my team). But I must admit Man City were very tired after their tough Champions League match vs Borussia Mönchengladbach. And I will quote here a cliche I've learnt from Rich 'Form is temporary, class is permanent.'


nikosonris
16/12/2015 11:52
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It turned out that Wilfried was a better option than Sterling (who was on my team). But I must admit Man City were very tired after their tough Champions League match vs Borussia Mönchengladbach. And I will quote here a cliche I've learnt from Rich 'Form is temporary, class is permanent.'

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Rema
18/12/2015
RS
538
points

That's an wise cliche but how you can explain Hazard's games according to this cliche? If he continues with these bad playing his class will be called into question.


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Rema
18/12/2015 09:42
Serbia
West Ham United
538

That's an wise cliche but how you can explain Hazard's games according to this cliche? If he continues with these bad playing his class will be called into question.

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Firstly, I suppose there was some disagreement with Jose. Secondly, when the overall team performance is so poor, it's hard to pull out the whole team alone and, on top of it, when you are not getting results, you become more and more depressed. Thirdly, I believe last season his commitment and performance were so high that he had set the bar too high and now can't catch up with it. I am almost sure he will have a much better second half of the season.


nikosonris
21/12/2015 17:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Firstly, I suppose there was some disagreement with Jose. Secondly, when the overall team performance is so poor, it's hard to pull out the whole team alone and, on top of it, when you are not getting results, you become more and more depressed. Thirdly, I believe last season his commitment and performance were so high that he had set the bar too high and now can't catch up with it. I am almost sure he will have a much better second half of the season.

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Rema
23/12/2015
RS
538
points

I have had him since the start of the season and he decreased my budget for 0,6. Every week I was expected from him to play on the last season level. But nothing. I don't know what to do? To sell or keep him in my squad?


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Rema
23/12/2015 13:43
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I have had him since the start of the season and he decreased my budget for 0,6. Every week I was expected from him to play on the last season level. But nothing. I don't know what to do? To sell or keep him in my squad?

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I think Chelsea midfielder is a good investment, but not Hazard at the moment. I have Willian in my squad.


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:49
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I think Chelsea midfielder is a good investment, but not Hazard at the moment. I have Willian in my squad.

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Rema
28/12/2015
RS
538
points

Me too, in the last gameweek I eventually sold Hazard and bought Willian. That was good movement :)


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Rema
28/12/2015 12:33
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Me too, in the last gameweek I eventually sold Hazard and bought Willian. That was good movement :)

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

It was a really good game that kept an intrigue until the final whistle. I was impressed by your favourite team's defence.


nikosonris
16/12/2015 11:49
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It was a really good game that kept an intrigue until the final whistle. I was impressed by your favourite team's defence.

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Rema
18/12/2015
RS
538
points

Our defenders were very good on this match(without injured Winston Reid) :) On this match we made our second back-to-back clean sheets this season. Also it seems to me that Antonio will be a good reinforcement. What you think about buying him(FPL), maybe he can be good investment for the future(Bilic will give him more space in absence of our key's players)?


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Rema
18/12/2015 10:07
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Our defenders were very good on this match(without injured Winston Reid) :) On this match we made our second back-to-back clean sheets this season. Also it seems to me that Antonio will be a good reinforcement. What you think about buying him(FPL), maybe he can be good investment for the future(Bilic will give him more space in absence of our key's players)?

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Congrats! Another proof of West Ham's resilient and solid defence in Wales: three clean sheets now in a row - quite an achievement considering that they are injury-hit. As for investment in the Hammers' attack, I would wait for Dimitri's return (expected back in full training in 10 days) and rather buy one of their defenders.


nikosonris
21/12/2015 16:59
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Congrats! Another proof of West Ham's resilient and solid defence in Wales: three clean sheets now in a row - quite an achievement considering that they are injury-hit. As for investment in the Hammers' attack, I would wait for Dimitri's return (expected back in full training in 10 days) and rather buy one of their defenders.

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Rema
23/12/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks my friend :) Also congratulations on your victory against Manchester City. Our defence play excellent at the moment and now is surely best part of our team. Tomkins has redeemed for error against Spurs. Dimitri's current price is 7.7(just before injury his price was 8.3).


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Rema
23/12/2015 13:56
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks my friend :) Also congratulations on your victory against Manchester City. Our defence play excellent at the moment and now is surely best part of our team. Tomkins has redeemed for error against Spurs. Dimitri's current price is 7.7(just before injury his price was 8.3).

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

It's been a massive win for Arsenal followed by a huge blow at St. Mary's (( By the time Dimitri returns, his price will be very attractive and we all know his point-earning abilities. Wishing him a quick recovery!


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:53
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It's been a massive win for Arsenal followed by a huge blow at St. Mary's (( By the time Dimitri returns, his price will be very attractive and we all know his point-earning abilities. Wishing him a quick recovery!

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

My bad! Of course, they played at Britannia))


nikosonris
16/12/2015 11:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

My bad! Of course, they played at Britannia))

nikosonris
07/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Frankly speaking, I can't resist the temptation to play my wildcard at a very early stage. This year I used it somewhere in between GW2 and GW5)) For this GW I also bought Kurt, and I am sure Jose will continue selecting him for the first XI (unfortunately, the Blues could not keep the clean sheet against Bournemouth, and I'm really sorry that I advised you to invest in Chelsea's defence). However, with festive gameweeks ahead of us, based on my fantasy football experience, the defence should be solid, because all the midfielders and strikers will be under the threat of rotation, whereas good defenders will definitely seal their positions and time on the pitch.


nikosonris
07/12/2015 11:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Frankly speaking, I can't resist the temptation to play my wildcard at a very early stage. This year I used it somewhere in between GW2 and GW5)) For this GW I also bought Kurt, and I am sure Jose will continue selecting him for the first XI (unfortunately, the Blues could not keep the clean sheet against Bournemouth, and I'm really sorry that I advised you to invest in Chelsea's defence). However, with festive gameweeks ahead of us, based on my fantasy football experience, the defence should be solid, because all the midfielders and strikers will be under the threat of rotation, whereas good defenders will definitely seal their positions and time on the pitch.

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Rema
08/12/2015
RS
538
points

No problem my friend, probably Kurt will be good investment for the future. By the way I'm glad about Bournemouth's victory against Chelsea because, first of all, I love when some underdog beat favorite and second I love that brave way of Bournemouth's playing(they haven't had enough luck because they have a lot of injured players, primarily Callum Wilson). I wish them luck in the future and I wish them to avoid relegation this season. I had Ritchie in my squad till this gameweek but I sold him. He is one great player but his price on the market was decreased and that was burdened my budget.


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Rema
08/12/2015 08:29
Serbia
West Ham United
538

No problem my friend, probably Kurt will be good investment for the future. By the way I'm glad about Bournemouth's victory against Chelsea because, first of all, I love when some underdog beat favorite and second I love that brave way of Bournemouth's playing(they haven't had enough luck because they have a lot of injured players, primarily Callum Wilson). I wish them luck in the future and I wish them to avoid relegation this season. I had Ritchie in my squad till this gameweek but I sold him. He is one great player but his price on the market was decreased and that was burdened my budget.

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

1) I am almost sure Kurt will earn us some good points going forward.
2) To tell you the truth, I was hoping for a 0-0 draw and I still believe that the goal-scorer Glenn Murray should have been ruled offside (remember our debate about introducing new technologies!))
3) I couldn't agree more on Bournemouth's brave style of playing. If I'm not mistaken, they are among the leaders in shots from the box. But considering their injuries and a pretty tough run of fixtures, you are right to part with Ritchie, 'cause I don't see many points coming from the Cherries in the near future. Who knows? Maybe they would also surprise other teams))


nikosonris
09/12/2015 12:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

1) I am almost sure Kurt will earn us some good points going forward.
2) To tell you the truth, I was hoping for a 0-0 draw and I still believe that the goal-scorer Glenn Murray should have been ruled offside (remember our debate about introducing new technologies!))
3) I couldn't agree more on Bournemouth's brave style of playing. If I'm not mistaken, they are among the leaders in shots from the box. But considering their injuries and a pretty tough run of fixtures, you are right to part with Ritchie, 'cause I don't see many points coming from the Cherries in the near future. Who knows? Maybe they would also surprise other teams))

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Rema
02/12/2015
RS
538
points

You have great score ;) I'm now on a bad run because I droped from 330,728 position(GW12) to 733,450(GW14) position. I was under average in this two game weeks :(


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Rema
02/12/2015 14:16
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You have great score ;) I'm now on a bad run because I droped from 330,728 position(GW12) to 733,450(GW14) position. I was under average in this two game weeks :(

nikosonris
02/12/2015
UA
2453
points

That's probably because one of the key players in your favourite team is still injured((( Dimitri used to be (and hopefully will be!) a consistent score provider.


nikosonris
02/12/2015 15:31
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's probably because one of the key players in your favourite team is still injured((( Dimitri used to be (and hopefully will be!) a consistent score provider.

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Rema
03/12/2015
RS
538
points

To the great regret I hadn't had Dimitry in my squad :((
I had Diafra Sakho and I have had Victor Moses since gameweek 12.
I had one problem last week, I bought De Bruyne last week at the deadline and I intended to make him captain instead Gomis(I intended to send him on the bench) and to put Nathaniel Clyne in first squad. When I done all of this substitute I went to press CONFIRM button but it was late(in their opinion) :((


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Rema
03/12/2015 08:25
Serbia
West Ham United
538

To the great regret I hadn't had Dimitry in my squad :((
I had Diafra Sakho and I have had Victor Moses since gameweek 12.
I had one problem last week, I bought De Bruyne last week at the deadline and I intended to make him captain instead Gomis(I intended to send him on the bench) and to put Nathaniel Clyne in first squad. When I done all of this substitute I went to press CONFIRM button but it was late(in their opinion) :((

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

1) Payet not in your team - I cannot believe it!!! Before he got injured, he was the best player in creating goal-scoring chances, if I'm not mistaken. He was also making excellent crosses and dribbling - oh, you perfectly know his strengths))
2) Bad luck! I think it was a system error. You'd better start making substitutions and changes in your first XI not later than a hour before the deadline)


nikosonris
04/12/2015 09:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

1) Payet not in your team - I cannot believe it!!! Before he got injured, he was the best player in creating goal-scoring chances, if I'm not mistaken. He was also making excellent crosses and dribbling - oh, you perfectly know his strengths))
2) Bad luck! I think it was a system error. You'd better start making substitutions and changes in your first XI not later than a hour before the deadline)

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Rema
05/12/2015
RS
538
points

1.) I know, that was my huge mistake and I regret not buying Dimitri. He is magnificent player and I can't wait to see him back. When he returns to the pitch I'll immediately buy him.
2.) I think that I will never repeat this fault in the future. All about FPL is great(in my opinion best fantasy game) but I don't understand why they put this time(a hour before the deadline) if thay can't show lineups in for instance 5 minutes before the deadline? In the other case I can't see the point of that schedule. What's you think about that? Maybe I didn't explained you well, but my point for this subject is that I can't figure out why thay arrange that time(one hour before the deadline)?


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Rema
05/12/2015 01:13
Serbia
West Ham United
538

1.) I know, that was my huge mistake and I regret not buying Dimitri. He is magnificent player and I can't wait to see him back. When he returns to the pitch I'll immediately buy him.
2.) I think that I will never repeat this fault in the future. All about FPL is great(in my opinion best fantasy game) but I don't understand why they put this time(a hour before the deadline) if thay can't show lineups in for instance 5 minutes before the deadline? In the other case I can't see the point of that schedule. What's you think about that? Maybe I didn't explained you well, but my point for this subject is that I can't figure out why thay arrange that time(one hour before the deadline)?

nikosonris
07/12/2015
UA
2453
points

1) I must admit West Ham showed a very solid and resilient performance against Man Utd even without Payet, Lanzini and Sakho. They have created a number of chances. well deserved 1 point at Old Trafford.
2) My only guess is that they allow for some time to process (lock) the lineups. I think it is purely technical because it is always 1 hour before the the first match kick-off.


nikosonris
07/12/2015 11:23
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

1) I must admit West Ham showed a very solid and resilient performance against Man Utd even without Payet, Lanzini and Sakho. They have created a number of chances. well deserved 1 point at Old Trafford.
2) My only guess is that they allow for some time to process (lock) the lineups. I think it is purely technical because it is always 1 hour before the the first match kick-off.

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Rema
08/12/2015
RS
538
points

Yes, that was our good performance on the away match. But we have now long list of injured players and that's the thing that worried all West Ham's fans :(


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Rema
08/12/2015 15:27
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Yes, that was our good performance on the away match. But we have now long list of injured players and that's the thing that worried all West Ham's fans :(

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

And not only West Ham's fans :( The Gunners are also affected :( I wish all of them to recover as soon as possible.


nikosonris
09/12/2015 12:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

And not only West Ham's fans :( The Gunners are also affected :( I wish all of them to recover as soon as possible.

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MUGEMANYI
15/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Not yet participating


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MUGEMANYI
15/11/2015 08:37
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Not yet participating

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almirpereira
29/10/2015
BR
1332
points

I was champion in my club AZ- 7. FUTSAL HERE IN BRAZIL. Pedro Canário-ES BRAZIL.


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almirpereira
29/10/2015 01:33
Brazil
Chelsea
1332

I was champion in my club AZ- 7. FUTSAL HERE IN BRAZIL. Pedro Canário-ES BRAZIL.

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aragorn1986
28/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Courtois, Bane Ivanovic, Eden Hazard, Benteke.


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aragorn1986
28/10/2015 22:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Courtois, Bane Ivanovic, Eden Hazard, Benteke.

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Rich
28/10/2015
ES
594
points

I think it might be a risk choosing so many Chelsea players this season!


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Rich
28/10/2015 22:56
Spain
Liverpool
594

I think it might be a risk choosing so many Chelsea players this season!

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Rema
19/10/2015
RS
538
points

Now I read a scout review about bonus points within http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and I'm little confused.''Spurs left-back Rose won five of his eight tackles and added nine recoveries and seven clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) to his clean sheet.'' 1.)Tackle is a try to take the ​ball from a ​player in the other ​team, or (in ​rugby or American ​football) to do this by taking ​hold of the ​player and making them ​fall(Cambridge Dictionaries Online). 2.) Interception is the ​act of ​catching a ​ball ​intended for someone on the ​opposing ​team, 3.) clearance is an ​occasion when a ​player ​kicks the ​ball away from ​their ​goal. I can't find the definition for recoveries in the football. This terms are so similar to me and I want to find out the diference between them.


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Rema
19/10/2015 15:49
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Now I read a scout review about bonus points within http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and I'm little confused.''Spurs left-back Rose won five of his eight tackles and added nine recoveries and seven clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) to his clean sheet.'' 1.)Tackle is a try to take the ​ball from a ​player in the other ​team, or (in ​rugby or American ​football) to do this by taking ​hold of the ​player and making them ​fall(Cambridge Dictionaries Online). 2.) Interception is the ​act of ​catching a ​ball ​intended for someone on the ​opposing ​team, 3.) clearance is an ​occasion when a ​player ​kicks the ​ball away from ​their ​goal. I can't find the definition for recoveries in the football. This terms are so similar to me and I want to find out the diference between them.

Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2015
ES
594
points

I got this from the OPTA website which collects Premier League data: a recovery is "where a player wins back the ball when it has gone loose or where the ball has been played directly to him." I can imagine a scenario after a corner, for example, where the ball is cleared but goes nowhere, when a player gets that ball it will be counted as a recovery. Does that help?


Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2015 16:29
Spain
Liverpool
594

I got this from the OPTA website which collects Premier League data: a recovery is "where a player wins back the ball when it has gone loose or where the ball has been played directly to him." I can imagine a scenario after a corner, for example, where the ball is cleared but goes nowhere, when a player gets that ball it will be counted as a recovery. Does that help?

Rema's picture
Rema
19/10/2015
RS
538
points

I can guess something. I imagine this situation to present on live example and I'm lead with your instruction. I choose West Ham defenders to describe this situation. Reid made a clearance to save clean sheets and Tomkins success to stop this ball to go out and that save was counted him (Tomkins) as recovered ball. Am I right or am I wrong?


Rema's picture
Rema
19/10/2015 16:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I can guess something. I imagine this situation to present on live example and I'm lead with your instruction. I choose West Ham defenders to describe this situation. Reid made a clearance to save clean sheets and Tomkins success to stop this ball to go out and that save was counted him (Tomkins) as recovered ball. Am I right or am I wrong?

Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2015
ES
594
points

Using the earlier definition I would say this was correct, yes. I was wondering, if Reid had cleared the ball and then had run after it, would he have been given a point for a clearance and a point for a recovery?


Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2015 18:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

Using the earlier definition I would say this was correct, yes. I was wondering, if Reid had cleared the ball and then had run after it, would he have been given a point for a clearance and a point for a recovery?

Rema's picture
Rema
20/10/2015
RS
538
points

Theoretically I think that he is awarded with two points, for clearance and for a recovery, but I think that is practically can't be done. Who decides about this statistics?


Rema's picture
Rema
20/10/2015 11:25
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Theoretically I think that he is awarded with two points, for clearance and for a recovery, but I think that is practically can't be done. Who decides about this statistics?

Rema's picture
Rema
04/08/2015
RS
538
points

What's the difference between obviously and apparently? We had this two adverbs in the learn section.


Rema's picture
Rema
04/08/2015 13:44
Serbia
West Ham United
538

What's the difference between obviously and apparently? We had this two adverbs in the learn section.

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2015
ES
594
points

Hi Rema,
We normally use 'obviously' when a fact is easy to understand like; '1+1 is obviously 2' or when we are sure something is going to happen like; 'Chelsea are playing Sunderland at home so they're obviously going to win'. We use 'apparently' when we have heard something is true, but we're not sure about it e.g. 'Apparently, Rooney is going to sign for Everton, but I don't believe it for one minute!'. Hope that helps.


Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2015 14:25
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Rema,
We normally use 'obviously' when a fact is easy to understand like; '1+1 is obviously 2' or when we are sure something is going to happen like; 'Chelsea are playing Sunderland at home so they're obviously going to win'. We use 'apparently' when we have heard something is true, but we're not sure about it e.g. 'Apparently, Rooney is going to sign for Everton, but I don't believe it for one minute!'. Hope that helps.

Rema's picture
Rema
04/08/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Rich, I understand your explanation and I must to find more examples to improve this. Who was the last year Premier League Fantasy winner and do you have the interview with him?


Rema's picture
Rema
04/08/2015 14:51
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Rich, I understand your explanation and I must to find more examples to improve this. Who was the last year Premier League Fantasy winner and do you have the interview with him?

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2015
ES
594
points

I'm not sure who won it last year. We should get an article on it. Have you chosen your fantasy football team for this season?


Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2015 16:45
Spain
Liverpool
594

I'm not sure who won it last year. We should get an article on it. Have you chosen your fantasy football team for this season?

Rema's picture
Rema
05/08/2015
RS
538
points

Not yet, I choose now players for my team. I have one proposal for you. I was talk with you last year and you tell me that you also play fantasy.
Now I think that we can create our own League- Premier Skills English within Premier League Fantasy site. Members of our League would be learners and teacher for Premier Skills English site. Also you can build here one section where we can comments about last game week, where we can exchange information about gameweek, talk with our winner for gameweek and many other thing we can do here... I think that would be great.


Rema's picture
Rema
05/08/2015 07:03
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Not yet, I choose now players for my team. I have one proposal for you. I was talk with you last year and you tell me that you also play fantasy.
Now I think that we can create our own League- Premier Skills English within Premier League Fantasy site. Members of our League would be learners and teacher for Premier Skills English site. Also you can build here one section where we can comments about last game week, where we can exchange information about gameweek, talk with our winner for gameweek and many other thing we can do here... I think that would be great.

nikosonris
01/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Two thumbs up! Strongly support this idea!


nikosonris
01/12/2015 15:13
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Two thumbs up! Strongly support this idea!

Rema's picture
Rema
02/12/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks my friend for supporting this idea :) Now is little late for that league, but next year we can create our premier skills english league if Jack and Rich agree with that. Anyway, we can continue from this place to exchange advice about current form of players and a lot of other things in relations with FPL ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
02/12/2015 13:29
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks my friend for supporting this idea :) Now is little late for that league, but next year we can create our premier skills english league if Jack and Rich agree with that. Anyway, we can continue from this place to exchange advice about current form of players and a lot of other things in relations with FPL ;)

nikosonris
02/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Jack-Rich, it's worthwhile for you to reckon on that. You've got at least two supporters :) We can launch a vote on the web site for creating the league next season. And you would be able to create content by using some interesting expressions and phrases from fantasy scout articles )


nikosonris
02/12/2015 15:28
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Jack-Rich, it's worthwhile for you to reckon on that. You've got at least two supporters :) We can launch a vote on the web site for creating the league next season. And you would be able to create content by using some interesting expressions and phrases from fantasy scout articles )

admin's picture
admin
02/12/2015
GB
560
points

Thanks Nikosonris and Rema.

I've already made a note of your suggestion. We have thought about the best way to do this in the past, but never come up with a clear plan. When we plan next season's content, we'll think about this idea seriously!


admin's picture
admin
02/12/2015 16:58
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Thanks Nikosonris and Rema.

I've already made a note of your suggestion. We have thought about the best way to do this in the past, but never come up with a clear plan. When we plan next season's content, we'll think about this idea seriously!

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Just let us know if you need any assistance with that from us))))


nikosonris
04/12/2015 09:22
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Just let us know if you need any assistance with that from us))))

anatoly13
12/03/2012
0
points

First i know about fantasy football about 4 years ago, when my classmate by the university shared me link from the website of european football union. It was fantasy, based on Champions League, the most popular football competention in Europe. I was excited of the possibility to contest with the managers from the another countries, to try my manager skills, and, of course, to have a possibility to win some prize :)

My success was average comparing to other players, sometimes I was more successfull, than the most of others, sometimes less. But i have never been at the top. Actually my strategy was far not ideal, it rather from time to time strokes of luck in my oscillation results.

I played fantasy a couple of seasons. In the end i started to forgot to do checking of my squad before games. It shows decreasing of interest to fantasy football from me. This season I've tryed to renew my playing, but before play-off i've lost the most of interest to my fantasy team. I don't know why exactly, maybe i like live football more, than fantasy.


anatoly13
12/03/2012 18:16


0

First i know about fantasy football about 4 years ago, when my classmate by the university shared me link from the website of european football union. It was fantasy, based on Champions League, the most popular football competention in Europe. I was excited of the possibility to contest with the managers from the another countries, to try my manager skills, and, of course, to have a possibility to win some prize :)

My success was average comparing to other players, sometimes I was more successfull, than the most of others, sometimes less. But i have never been at the top. Actually my strategy was far not ideal, it rather from time to time strokes of luck in my oscillation results.

I played fantasy a couple of seasons. In the end i started to forgot to do checking of my squad before games. It shows decreasing of interest to fantasy football from me. This season I've tryed to renew my playing, but before play-off i've lost the most of interest to my fantasy team. I don't know why exactly, maybe i like live football more, than fantasy.

Rema's picture
Rema
11/06/2015
RS
538
points

Maybe you was only played Champions League fantasy, not the Premier League fantasy.
This two fantasies aren't equal.


Rema's picture
Rema
11/06/2015 11:01
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Maybe you was only played Champions League fantasy, not the Premier League fantasy.
This two fantasies aren't equal.

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In this article, you will:

• Read about a Fantasy Football champion and answer questions to test your understanding

• Learn about some different kinds of adverbs

• Learn some vocabulary connected to taking risks

• Write about your experience of fantasy football

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