Geeks and geezers alike,
Summer’s here! And that means, no FPL distraction. But should that mean no distraction from football? Not at all. With a really exciting transfer window on the horizon (especially in the PL), we’re looking to create history at FFS UEFA. We’re delighted to introduce our first non fantasy football based competition.
Wake up managers. Presenting to you – FFS UEFA Transfer Window Simulation.
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Team Pakistan have done it.
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As the final deadline of FPL 2012/13 passes, many will be nervously awaiting not only the results in today’s games, but what the next 3 months will be like without Saturday morning deadlines etc. I would like to extend the thanks of the council, as well, I’m sure, the rest of the FFS community in thanking Mark, Granny, Jonty, Sir Paulos and all the other scouts who make the site possible, as well as Demi for his dedication to providing prompt team sheets, Parm for summarising them and finally Applebonkers for his tireless work providing us with his bap predictions.
Good luck to everyone in this week’s matches, especially to MJ6987 and Zep as they fight it out for the CL title, and Pratik and Acqua who fight it out for the Europa League title. A special thanks to Pratik for providing the scorecards for these competitions as well as those for the ICC Champions Trophy, in which England will face Pakistan for the title this afternoon.
Enough dilly dallying around, the best of luck to the one person on everyone’s mind, Evs. A mere 8 points behind top spot, he’s gone all Welsh on us and brought in Michu(c). With the four above him having captained Bale, this is a huge differential, but will it pay off and have him crowned as champion? Keep up to tabs with Evs’ progress with TM’s spreadsheet and Pratik’s top 10 scorecard.
Good luck again to everyone, and apologies if I left anyone off.
With the lack of the Euros or the World Cup this year, we know many of you will be looking for ways to liven up your summer. And given the usual clear out on FFS over the summer months we know you all wish the boards were a bit livelier and teeming with banter. Therefore, the UEFA Council is proud to announce that we will be holding a brand new competition this summer!
We are still trying to work out some of the details and finalize the rules but we wanted to give you all a heads up so that you don’t leave at the season’s end and miss our summer competition. For now all the information we can give you is that this competition will be something unique and completely new. Not only that but it will be our first ever competition not based on fantasy football. But don’t worry, it will still be based off the sport we all love so dearly.
Please stay tuned for more details which will be released about a week or so after gw 38.
Good morning cricketers,
As we’re fast approaching the end of the tournament, it brings us to the nominations for the ICC awards. Each team has been nominated in 2 awards and it is now up to the cricketing community to decide the winners.
Voting ends on May 17th, 2359 HRS. The winners will be awarded at the end of the tournament, along with a few surprise award additions.
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Congratulations to those managers who have progressed through the Quarter Finals of their respective competitions, and commiserations to those eliminated
Zep claimed the biggest scalp in the Quarters as he eliminated FFS favourite for the FPL crown, Evs, to set up an all-German Semi Final with Canadian Football’s Hannover 96. Fellow deadzoners, Jinswick and Valar Morghulis had the closest match across both competitions with Jinswick victorious by 2 points. MJ6987 proved the RMT computer wrong as he vastly outscored the predictions to beat 1966′s Southampton by 8 points. Canadian Football proved far too much for Optimus’ Liverpool side to prove even with limited time for fantasy football, with family taking precedence, it is possible to perform admirably. The semi finals are as follows and will take part over the next two game weeks, GW36 and GW37. The spreadsheet can be found here.
Twente (Jinswick) vs Atalanta (MJ6987)
Bayern Munich (Zep) vs Hannover 96 (Canadian Football)
Parmtree’s Bilbao, sometimes known for his drunken rages on FFS, romped to victory over the hapless US Pescara, as they and their manager, Goonerdhanesh had back-to-back shockers to hand Parmtree a 78 point victory. Epic Fail lived up to his name as he and his Villans fell to Aatish’s Benfica. Council member Pratik progressed after a 12 point victory over his countryman, AK. Resident “Elite” of the site, Acquafresca continued his impressive record in H2H competitions as he overturned a 13 point deficit from the first leg to record a victory over Super Zlatan’s PSG. The semi finals are as follows and will take part over the next two game weeks, GW36 and GW37. The spreadsheet can be found here.
Benfica (Aatish) vs Olympiakos FC (Pratik)
Athletic Bilbao (Parmtree) vs Panathinaikos (Acquafresca)
The more hotly contested of the groups, Group A still has everything to play for with all 4 teams, mathematically at least, still able to qualify, though for one team there doesn’t appear to be much hope.
Australia (2nd) v Spur Lanka (4th)
For Berbilly’s Aussies it’s really quite simple, win. Should they do that then they will be hoping that England fail to beat New Zealand. This is because, should England win then Australia’s inferior NRD (Net Runs Difference) would see them eliminated unless there was a 45 run swing in Australia’s favour, which given England will have won, seems unlikely. 2nd place looks like the best the Aussies can hope for
For Spur Lanka there’s nothing but pride on the line. Although they still have a mathematical chance to qualify, defeats to both England and New Zealand mean that even if they win it would require a massive 197 run swing to see them through
England (3rd) v New Zealand (1st)
Barring an unexpected win for Spur Lanka, nothing but a win will do for England. Even that may not be enough. Having lost to Australia England need to win or hope that Australia can’t beat Spur Lanka by enough runs to generate a 45 run swing against them.
New Zealand are all but there. Avoid defeat and they win the group. A loss would require a 96 run swing against them, this of course is not totally beyond the realms of possibility if they lose AND Australia win then New Zealand will hope that the damage is limited.
The rampant Black Caps chalked up their second victory following big wins v Pakistan and last weeks ICC opener v Spur Lanka.
It set up this weeks Southern Hemisphere derby match as the winner will guarantee progression in the knock out stages of the ICC. This weeks Haka will certainly get the blood pumping as the NZ squad looks to beat the didgeridoo loving skippies!
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Who are we…?
We are the Saffers!!!!
Our motto: Mess with the best lose like rest.
Saffers rules on the FF field and on the comments field too. That is why nobody messes with them when commenting. Let’s start discussing the squad…
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