2017 Forum H2H League & Pigeon Cup

If we did 3 divisions: High priced, Entry Priced and Free. What would you like to pay?

  • $100 - high priced

  • $75 - high priced

  • $50 - high priced

  • $25 - entry priced

  • $20 - entry priced

  • Free - lower division


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SoupInNYC

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SoupInNYC SoupInNYC dude...... what a week. 2 off from highest points is the real deal
Oh wow, thanks. I saw that I had a great week, but didn't really check to see how that fared across all MLS Fantasy, haha.

Sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut.

Edit: Just looked at the guy who scored 2 more points than me. He had Maxi on his team, and no other NYCFC players. I did not have Maxi, but had Callens. If Maxi doesn't do whatever he was thinking on the Niko goal, Maxi gets one more point for defending bonus on a clean sheet and Callens gets 5 more and I finish 1st overall. Rigged!!!
 

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Sabo Sabo just went
in my face last night with the captained Rubio 2nd half sub.

And that's how my miracle end of season run to the top of the table dies. Good luck Sabo & Jason. Should be an exciting final 2 weeks.
Wow. Amazing gif.

If it makes you feel any better my focus was on the Empire of Soccer HTH. Quarterfinals. Winner of the league gets a trip for 2 to the MLS Cup. I am up 1 point going into the game, see that Rubio isn't starting and Sinovic suddenly lost 2 points from the mid-week game putting me down a point. Wound up losing by 2 points. Its been that kind of soccer week.
 
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Im in no man's land so not 100% focused anymore, so i decided to get cute and cap melia thinking surely if they are going to get two cleanies he'd stand to benefit...... and yah that blew up in my face.

speaking of losing focus, next year can we find more people willing to shell out $75 who quit playing around week 5 and uh extend the payout to 6th place. I mean in the real world thats a playoff spot, surely whoever ends there deserves a buck or two yeah?
 
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Im in no man's land so not 100% focused anymore, so i decided to get cute and cap melia thinking surely if they are going to get two cleanies he'd stand to benefit...... and yah that blew up in my face.

speaking of losing focus, next year can we find more people willing to shell out $75 who quit playing around week 5 and uh extend the payout to 6th place. I mean in the real world thats a playoff spot, surely whoever ends there deserves a buck or two yeah?
I like that considering I'm currently 1 point out of 6th :D

But honestly, whatever to continue to keep people engaged much longer even if their season isn't going particularly well.
 
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Sabo Sabo just went
in my face last night with the captained Rubio 2nd half sub.

And that's how my miracle end of season run to the top of the table dies. Good luck Sabo & Jason. Should be an exciting final 2 weeks.
Hold up, I'm only 5 points behind with 2 matches left. I'm still able to win it. I'm facing Sabo this week. Need Jason to drop points.
 
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I like that considering I'm currently 1 point out of 6th :D

But honestly, whatever to continue to keep people engaged much longer even if their season isn't going particularly well.
The Pigeon Cup should help with that. Next year we can make sure it is scheduled early. No matter how a league is set up you are always going to have teams with nothing to play for the last few weeks of the season.
 

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I like that considering I'm currently 1 point out of 6th :D

But honestly, whatever to continue to keep people engaged much longer even if their season isn't going particularly well.
The Pigeon Cup should help with that. Next year we can make sure it is scheduled early. No matter how a league is set up you are always going to have teams with nothing to play for the last few weeks of the season.
No No No, you're corrupting my point. I want more dead money in the pool. Load 'em up and use them to subsidize more payouts.

and you're never gonna make up that 1 pt deficit cause i got 6th locked.
 
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Well thanks to an automatic substitution for Nick Lima for my opponent, I'm out of the running.

If I only captained literally anyone but Villa. I have to take the blame for this one. Villa has been terrible of form of late and I should have captained Valeri at home against DC. Fuck me.
 
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If I only captained literally anyone but Villa. I have to take the blame for this one. Villa has been terrible of form of late and I should have captained Valeri at home against DC. Fuck me.
Now that we are both out of contention, I'm curious why you captained Villa and did you have a macro strategy for player selection?

For example, I first focus on favorable home match-ups and Portland is/was in the heated western conference race so that's why I captained Valeri.
 

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Well thanks to an automatic substitution for Nick Lima for my opponent, I'm out of the running.

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That was a planned switcheroo. I knew Lima wouldn't play because he was hurt so he started. Toronto played first and I had Hasler as the first autosub. Toronto got the shutout so that was 7 points in the bank with the autosub. If Hasler didn't have a good game I had Joevin Jones on the bench and would have manually subbed him for Lima before the SJ and Seattle games started.

With the points tiebreaker in hand it looks like I am going to follow in Jack's able footsteps.

I had a good season and really wanted those sweet boots Dan put up as a prize to wear while I can still 'play' (or whatever you call what I was doing last night), but I am 5th in the NYCFC Forums league while running 3rd in the overall Fans of NYCFC. If he is willing to put up prizes again next year we really should limit the free NYCFC Forums league to posters so that fans of other teams aren't winning all the prizes.

Thanks to everyone. Fun stuff
 
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Sabo Sabo I'm a little confused with the 'manual sub' part...... are you saying you're able to sub bench players into starting lineup after the transfer deadline has passed but before the respective players games started??

If so, I am soooo frustrated I did not know this ability existed.
 

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Sabo Sabo I'm a little confused with the 'manual sub' part...... are you saying you're able to sub bench players into starting lineup after the transfer deadline has passed but before the respective players games started??

If so, I am soooo frustrated I did not know this ability existed.
Short answer to your question is yes.

You can either use autosubs or you can use manual subs but not both. If you use manual subs you can only sub a player on your bench whose game has not started for a player in your starting lineup whose game has not started.
 
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Now that we are both out of contention, I'm curious why you captained Villa and did you have a macro strategy for player selection?

For example, I first focus on favorable home match-ups and Portland is/was in the heated western conference race so that's why I captained Valeri.
I basically look at Rotowire for their top picks per position and build a lineup around opponents and strategy.

As for captain, Valeri obviously had the better matchup at home against a terrible team. I did not factor in New England's home form, Moralez being absent, and Villa's continually poor fantasy performances. I'm just blinded by my love for the team and Villa. All the blame on me. And Saghafi for giving Harrison a red card.
 
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Short answer to your question is yes.

You can either use autosubs or you can use manual subs but not both. If you use manual subs you can only sub a player on your bench whose game has not started for a player in your starting lineup whose game has not started.
DUDE! THAT'S A GAME CHANGER NEXT YEAR. I'M COMING FOR YOU & MY TITLE.
 

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I know that everyone hates bad beat stories, but, man, I just gave away my share of first place this week. I had my team set for days as usual. A few minutes before lineups locked, my 5 year old was hysterical about something and my wife couldn't calm him down. The only thing that worked was my offering him to help me finalize my fantasy team (I was planning on checking it anyway just to confirm that players were starting etc.) He always loves looking at my team, but I never change it, even when he complains that I don't have enough (or any) NYCFC players. As usual, he complained about the lack of NYCFC players (this time over his tears) and told me to put in Villa or Jack. For some reason, given the moment and the circumstances, I complied and told him that I would add Villa (I rationalized that it wasn't the worst idea, even though I had no interest in playing him this week). The easiest quick fix with time running out was Villa for Lodeiro because their salaries matched, so I made the move. And I was certain, that it was going to somehow end up being the difference. Yup, I lost by 4 (I believe) and the difference between Villa and Lodeiro was 5 (I believe). I guess I took one for the fam here. Oh well. Congrats to the champ.
 

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Simple enough:

Total Pot = $1,200 (16*$75)
League Winner gets $600
Top Cup finish among $$ pot contributors gets $300*
League Second Place gets $200
League Third Place gets $100

* If somehow no money league contributor makes the Cup semis, then the $300 is distributed evenly among 1, 2, and 3 in the league ($700, $300, $200). I can't see giving somebody $300 for finishing 5th.
So with 1 week left, 1st and 2nd place are already secured.

1st. Sabo Sabo has a 100+ point differential over 2nd.
I'm guessing the tiebreakers is wins then total points (similar to MLS).
2nd. JayH JayH. I could tie with points, but I could not makeup the number of wins.
3rd. Fight between me and Jack Jack. I have a one point lead so I'm just like NYCFC this week.
 

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So with 1 week left, 1st and 2nd place are already secured.

1st. Sabo Sabo has a 100+ point differential over 2nd.
I'm guessing the tiebreakers is wins then total points (similar to MLS).
2nd. JayH JayH. I could tie with points, but I could not makeup the number of wins.
3rd. Fight between me and Jack Jack. I have a one point lead so I'm just like NYCFC this week.
It would make me feel better if there were a points tiebreaker as I wouldn't have shared first in any event.