Premier League Fantasy: 2016-2017

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Anybody interested in joining a NYCFC forum Head-to-Head League? I just started one over on the Premier League web site.

NAME: NYCFCForums

CODE: 54780-19757

The crazy thing being, at the moment, I'm not sure wtf is going on. If you go to the PL web page and click the link to the Fantasy League, you get a message saying that it's "Coming Soon". But when I followed a link left on the Twitter account of FF247 (a PL Fantasy site) you can go right in and start your team.

If you can't get in from the PL web page directly, see if this link works for you:


Please note that I felt we had far too many teams last year, so I really would like to lock it down at 20 this season. Also keep in mind that once the season starts on August 13th, the League will be automatically locked down and there will be no way I can add you.

With that being said, here's who I'm starting out with:

GK: Gomes (Watford)

DB: Koscielny (Arsenal), Morgan (Leicester City), Monreal (Arsenal)

MF: Dier (Spurs), Mahrez (Leicester City), Payet (West Ham), Ayew (Swansea), Arnautovic (Stoke)

FW: Kane (Spurs), Ibrahimovic (Man Utd.......c'mon, how could I not? :D )
 
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I used the link. It worked, and I joined the league.I used Auto pick to set up a squad and will adjust it before the first game. For anyone else looking to join it did seem that I had to pick a squad and a team name before I was offered the option to join the league.
 
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Just joined, will be interesting to figure out some of the differences between this and Fantasy MLS. I don't have the time to go through them all now, but excited to get this going.
 
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Done deal!

Anyone want to join the Classic League?


NAME: NYCFCForums

CODE: 54780-29495
Nice! Joined.

I'm happy to be part of the H2H league, too, but H2H is a different game, to me. If I were to focus on it I'd be making different decisions than I do for my Classic leagues, and those are the ones I pay my full attention to.
 
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LOL. For some reason I'm just the opposite. I enjoy the H2H a lot better than the Classic style league.
 

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I'm in! Happy to do a H2H league as well.
 

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joined. I got into fantasy soccer through EPL. I was pretty good at it but it really turned me off last year when they introduced those 1 time weekly bonuses like all out attack and triple captain points. Going to try and get back in form this season.
 

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I'm in! I joined the h2h league, can I join the classic too? I have to warn you I kick ass at this
Thanks for organizing
 
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I'm in for both, thanks for organizing. Got off to a lousy start last year (same as MLS this season) but hopefully better this time round
 
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Got off to a lousy start last year (same as MLS this season) but hopefully better this time round
Same here. I also started off bad, but surged towards the end once I got a handle on things (AKA finally dumping all the Chelsea players I kept in my starting line up.)

I can't seem to find any info from last year, but IIRC, we had something like 28-30 players. I spent most of the season down at the bottom of the table, but I believe with that late surge I finished 13th.
 
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I'm another who had a terrible start and recovered somewhat. One key thing last year was that 3 of the top scoring players were nobodies when the season started and their price never rose so high that they became unaffordable: Vardy, Mahrez, and I think Ighalo was the last one. Made it easy to improve your squad but so many people had them that we all just sort of tread water in place. My big mistake was I had Kane at the start of the season. When he didn't score for like the first 8 games I dumped him, then he got the golden boot.
 
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I just checked the site and we have 10 players in the H2H league, so I'm topping this thread as a friendly reminder.

Even though there's more than 3 weeks to go before the PL starts, please sign up asap if you're thinking about it.

As I mentioned in the OP, I really want to close the League at 20 and once the season starts the League will automatically be locked by the web site.
 

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I'm another who had a terrible start and recovered somewhat. One key thing last year was that 3 of the top scoring players were nobodies when the season started and their price never rose so high that they became unaffordable: Vardy, Mahrez, and I think Ighalo was the last one. Made it easy to improve your squad but so many people had them that we all just sort of tread water in place. My big mistake was I had Kane at the start of the season. When he didn't score for like the first 8 games I dumped him, then he got the golden boot.
I'd like to go on record, i had Mahrez day 1. i rated him the season prior. I did not however like vardy, but had to buy into him when he went on a tear. And i knew nothing of ighalo but bought in too.

Another cheap buy was deli ali and late into the season awobi.

Not much fun to play a resource allocation game when you basically have all the best players available cause they were so cheap.
 
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