It's time to start preparing your squad, with player prices now available for FPL managers to pick their team for the new season.
Gavin joins us to talk about the crossover from fantasy soccer to fantasy football, DFS as it relates to soccer/football, if there's such a thing as dynasty leagues in fantasy soccer, how loans and transfers are handled in fantasy soccer, and how he and I both worked on the same college newspaper and ended up managing SB Nation blogs.
Gavin Wright joins John Wallin's Fantasy Premier League podcast on rabble.tv to discuss international goalscorers, a new age of defenders, under-the-radar striking options, official game strategy and much more!
Stoke City have just announced the signing of Swiss international winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club record fee of £12m. The signing represents a major transfer coup for a player who has also played for Bayern Munich. What are your thoughts on the move? Do you think he will be a fantasy star? Will you have him in your team?
The Premier League fixtures for 2015-16 have been announced.
Extracted from Football Fantasy 247 Just when you thought you were having a fantasy free summer we are here to reel you back in! If the odd fantasy cricket game or the madness that are MLS DGW’s aren’t quite quenching your fantasy thirst then we have good news for you. Starting on June 17th and climaxing on the 30th we give you UEFA U21’s Fantasy Football. This will be short and sweet but intense never the less. The rising stars of European football and some Englishmen will gather in the Czech Republic to do battle and we invite you to join us and them on the road to fantasy glory. We shall go over the basics here such as the rules, the point scoring, the teams themselves and the fixtures. And of course the all important fantasy league details. FF247 League The Official FF247 league is called ‘FF247 potty Party’ and the code for it is 1510540-686120
After returning from lengthy layoffs with cancer and injuries, respectively, both Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor played their part in Newcastle United's survival in the Premier League this season. Now, less than a week after the duo helped the Magpies secure a spot in England's top flight for the 2015-2016 season, they have been told they are surplus to requirements at the club.
It can be argued that Newcastle need to strengthen their squad to better their chances of improving their Premier League position next season, but owner Mike Ashley could also be seen to be further damaging the reputation of the club by releasing two fan-favorites, one of whom made a triumphant return from cancer just a few weeks ago.
What do you think? Did Ashley make the right decision for Newcastle's future, or has he brought more bad publicity to a club already embroiled in a storm of negative media attention? Perhaps a bit of both? Weigh in with your thoughts!
Yvan Woundri is a blind footballer who has become something of a star this week after scoring this wonder goal. Playing fro France against the Germans, Yvan produced a goal the magic man Lionel Messi would be proud of. Even better he matched it with his celebration. Back of the net son, back of the net.
After being labeled as one of England's brightest young talents following success at Wigan and West Bromwich Albion, Scott Sinclair has failed to break into the first team at Manchester City.
Aston Villa have now offered the winger a lifeline, taking him to Villa Park on loan for the rest of the season. He should have a good shot at claiming a starting role, and was a fantasy gold-mine during his time with The Baggies.
Currently available in the Yahoo! game for just a shade over £1m, Sinclair represents a bargain bench option at the very least, and could be a valuable spot-starter in your fantasy team.
Will you bring him into your team for Week 23, or wait to see whether he earns a starting role first?
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has lost the appeal submitted to the FA yesterday following the Violent Conduct charge levied against him following his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
The League's leading scorer will now miss at least 3 matches, including this weekend's crucial top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City.
Many fantasy managers hold Costa at around £5m in the Yahoo! game and will face a tough decision...keep or drop?
What will you do with your team? Will Didier Drogba come into your thinking moving forward?