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Rep of Ireland Fantasy Football Team

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,110 ✭✭✭ Dearg81


    Just put the captaincy on McShane and watch the points roll in. He's on fire at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Don't have him in my team, and am not allowed substitutions, transfers or captaincy changes.
    Someone needs to convince Steve Clarke that Shane Long is ready to lead the line again.

    Also Walters is going to need to get amongst the goals too.

    Currently 9-0 down on Head to Head weeks. (Line is set at 6.5 Ireland GW wins)
    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/275644/standings/

    And the Classic League not looking pretty.
    England 459
    Rep of Ireland 242 (+HC 153) 395
    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/275640/standings/


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 77 ✭✭ fpllad


    hhh.png

    I thought this would be the place to post this, I am experimenting with a British and Irish Team, I would like people's thoughts...

    Cheers,


  • Registered Users Posts: 42,031 ✭✭✭✭ Scorpion Sting


    fpllad wrote: »
    hhh.png

    I thought this would be the place to post this, I am experimenting with a British and Irish Team, I would like people's thoughts...

    Cheers,

    Why on earth is Cameron Jerome in that side?! :eek:

    I don't see the likes of Lallana, Brady, Barkley, Curtis Davies or Marshall, all of whom have been performing well this season. Dawson instead of Walker in defence and Lambert or Rodriguez would be a much better bet than Jerome in the forward line.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 77 ✭✭ fpllad


    emmet02 wrote: »
    I'm currently involved in a H2H challenge with an English team (we have a handicap of 475 points) and thanks to Rooney missing for a fair bit of the season, I've done quite well (currently 50 points ahead of handicap).

    Here's the problem though. We get to use our wildcard this week and this week only.

    Rules of the challenge are pretty simple.
    'New' (wildcard) Team is set in stone by end of this gameweek. No subs, no transfers, no captain changes.

    I was fairly blessed/unlucky at start of year to be even able to enter the bet, as I needed 3 strikers and Conor Sammon only signed for Derby after we'd started.

    Are there any improvements on this team available? There's not a whole lot of options!
    T P P CP SP PP NR
    Given Goalkeeper £4.5 £4.5 £5.0 SOU (H)
    Westwood Goalkeeper £4.3 £4.3 £4.5 WHU (H)
    O'Brien Defender £4.5 £4.2 £4.0 SUN (A)
    Clark Defender £4.4 £4.4 £4.4 SOU (H)
    O'Shea Defender £5.0 £5.0 £5.0 WHU (H)
    Pearce Defender £3.8 £3.8 £3.8 WBA (H)
    Harte Defender £3.8 £3.8 £4.5 WBA (H)
    Duff Midfielder £5.8 £5.8 £6.0 WIG (H)
    Pilkington Midfielder £5.8 £5.8 £6.0 NEW (H)
    McCarthy Midfielder £4.8 £4.8 £4.8 FUL (A)
    Walters Midfielder £6.6 £6.5 £6.5 CHE (H)
    McClean Midfielder £5.7 £5.7 £6.5 WHU (H)
    Long Forward £6.2 £6.1 £6.0 RDG (A)
    Hunt Forward £4.7 £4.7 £5.0 WBA (H)
    Sammon Forward £4.5 £4.5 £4.5 FUL (A)

    Looking at -

    Sean Maguire transfer rumours to West Ham (replace Sammon, so long as he gets 5/6 sub appearances he is worth more than Sammon)
    Marc Wilson's injury news (think this is a dud)
    Richard Dunne's potential move to the states :(
    Enda Stevens losing gametime at Villa
    Alex Pearce's gametime threatened by new signing
    Ian Harte's gametime being threatened by being old.
    Any other Irish players entering the radar in the next 10 days.
    Needing a goalkeeper so badly!

    Captaincy choice is essential. Has to be Walters though?

    Here's the league if you want to follow progress.

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/347789/standings/

    Cheers!

    I am running a Nations League, if you want to get involved, give me a shout.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    fpllad wrote: »
    I am running a Nations League, if you want to get involved, give me a shout.

    Have a no-transfer, no-substitution policy for the game already being played so not looking to handicap myself further really!

    ---

    Good week for us this week considering we only had 8 players playing.

    4 clean sheets (Clarke, Delaney, O'Shea and Coleman) and two goals (Long and Walters) gave us an above average 48 points.

    However, Lambert and Gerrard (C) for England as well as Baines and Johnson keeping cleanies means we lose on the handicap (+17) still as England hit 71 points.

    Overall Ranking Percentile
    England 733,489 0.76
    Rep of Ireland 2,898,450 0.05


    Westwood getting dropped is terrible news.
    O'Brien, Duff and Brady with 0s and Meyler chipped in with 2 points


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 77 ✭✭ fpllad


    emmet02 wrote: »
    Have a no-transfer, no-substitution policy for the game already being played so not looking to handicap myself further really!

    ---

    Good week for us this week considering we only had 8 players playing.

    4 clean sheets (Clarke, Delaney, O'Shea and Coleman) and two goals (Long and Walters) gave us an above average 48 points.

    However, Lambert and Gerrard (C) for England as well as Baines and Johnson keeping cleanies means we lose on the handicap (+17) still as England hit 71 points.

    Overall Ranking Percentile
    England 733,489 0.76
    Rep of Ireland 2,898,450 0.05


    Westwood getting dropped is terrible news.
    O'Brien, Duff and Brady with 0s and Meyler chipped in with 2 points

    If one of your teams or both want to join my "Nations League", give me a shout...


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,275 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Prodston


    Ireland have at least 4 extra points this week anyway, the mighty Shane Long :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    We're on for our first H2H win this week!

    11-0 becomes 11-1!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    11-2!!

    Meyler, Coleman, O'Shea and Long (C) 57 pointer
    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1173467/event-history/13/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,233 ✭✭✭✭ Lemlin


    Mark Noble should be on your radar according to reports yesterday. 20 U21 England caps but his granny is from Cork!

    Not scoring much but at least starts every game.

    Apparently O'Neill had a look at him last night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    I can't have him in my side as he's in the England team!

    We made rules at the start of the season about eligibility, as Noble hadn't declared either way, we went on his underage appearances.

    However, if he were to come across the water I'd have to force the England team to cut him and I'd clearly take him into my midfield (Duff is useless this season - McCarthy next in line).

    Only one opportunity all season to make changes, and it will be the January WildCard window. Historically this has been a disaster for the Irish side, as we have zero options to expand the team with, while the England team usually finds a few Andros Townsend, Luke Shaw, Michael Dawson cheap points, enabling upgrades to Sturridge, Rooney, Lambert strikeforce.

    Damien Delaney with a few points for us last night. Good lad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    11-3 in the H2H (we win if we get 8 or more over the season)

    The comeback is on!

    Rep of Ireland 445 + (17*14) 683
    England 670


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,871 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    emmet02 wrote: »
    11-3 in the H2H (we win if we get 8 or more over the season)

    The comeback is on!

    Rep of Ireland 445 + (17*14) 683
    England 670

    Getting that high profile assistant in has really paid off Emmet, some run


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Two goals this week!

    By O'Shea and O'Brien :(

    Need Meyler and Brady to massively outscore Routledge tonight for any glimmer of a result to surface.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,818 ✭✭✭ swoody


    o neil's looking into Jon Flanagans availability for ireland.......would you be able to select him on those grounds?


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ Not G.R


    swoody wrote: »
    o neil's looking into Jon Flanagans availability for ireland.......would you be able to select him on those grounds?

    Redmond from Norwich too...


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,275 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Prodston


    Not G.R wrote: »
    Redmond from Norwich too...

    I just read that an hour ago, would be a fantastic coup!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Can take anyone who declares for Ireland.

    Only issue is transfers are only allowed during the Winter Wildcard.

    Come on Martin, sign them up!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Ugh, the turnaround is over I think. Back to drubbings.

    12-3 in the H2H (beaten 33-15 this week)

    This week, we are without
    Westwood, Walters, Pilkington, Bunn, Mason
    and
    O'Brien, Duff, Brady, Meyler are not guaranteed gametime.

    Clark (MUN (H)), Coleman (FUL (H)), Delaney (CHE (A)), O'Shea (WHU (A)), Long (Car (A) {C})

    carry the flag well please gents, this could be a disaster week.

    (England are without ; Nolan, Gerrard, Sturridge, Baines, Foster. And Hart not guaranteed a start)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    ****.

    Out of 15 players in his squad 7 played.
    Walcott as Captain and Hooper scoring sinks me again in the H2H.

    Coleman and O'Shea doing their part to keep us in touch on the handicap side though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭ POKERKING


    emmet02 wrote: »

    He is way too good for them, he's a comfortable premier league player.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Can we squeeze a team together before Friday? (In order to get an agreed handicap).

    Randolph / Given
    Coleman, Delaney, O'Shea, -x- , -x-
    McClean, Walters, Whelan, McCarthy, -x-
    Long, -x-, -x-

    Any suggestions?

    (We'll probably remove the wildcard or else allow an additional HC for it, i.e if you want to use your Wild Card it costs you 18 points per transferred player)

    No subs, no captain changes. Need to field 15 Irish Eligible players in the squad, pick the formation that works best, then cover eyes for the rest of the season as it goes miserably as per usual.

    Arter & O'Kane @ Bournemouth and Tommy Hoban @ Watford could 'fill slots' if need be in midfield and defence, but their gametime will be minimal / none.

    Meyler @ Hull
    Lenihan @ Hull
    Ward @ Burnley
    (Kevin) Long @ Burnley - not in FPL


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ hurlingman97


    Harry Arter should play for Bournemouth

    Sorry didn't see arter in your op*


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭ GetWithIt


    You're going to have to do some serious outside the box thinking to get some attacking talent. I'd suggest raking up a bunch of Engerland players who are eligible but may have already turned us down.

    Mark Noble

    Or even English players with caps but who could have played. Obviously will require a rule change from FIFA.

    Wayne Rooney

    Wow, really scraping the barrel this time around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,864 ✭✭✭ finnharpsboy


    Ward crystal palace in defence?
    Darren Gibson Everton probably won't see much game time


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts


    Michael Keane is eligible for ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    We have no strikers bar Long.

    No good :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,871 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    Think you should lobby for the inclusion of any striker with an Irish sounding name:

    Long, Rooney, Sergi O'Ageuro


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