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!
The North London club have completed the signing of Villareal center back Gabriel Paulista, with Joel Cambpell heading the other way on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 24-year-old will face competition for a starting role from the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, and it remains to be seen where he will slot into the Arsenal back line.
Do you think Paulista will earn a starting spot? If so, who do you think will drop out?
Tony Pulis has secured his first signing since arriving at West Bromwich Albion, with former Wigan Athleticmidfielder McManaman joining the club on a three-and-a-half year contract.
McManaman was a bright prospect when Wigan were last in the Premier League, and the 23-year-old could be a valuable player both in real life and in fantasy.
What do you think of the signing?
The FA Cup draw was announced today, with the following teams set to face off against each other in the fifth round:
Crystal Palace v. Liverpool or Bolton
Arsenal v. Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v. Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion v. West Ham United
Bradford City v. Sunderland or Fulham
Blackburn Rovers v. Stoke City
Derby County v. Reading
Preston North End or Sheffield United v. Manchester United or Cambridge United
Who do you think will make it through to the next round?