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MetaFilter Fantasy Football (English Premier League) 2009/2010 -- Who's in?

For those interested in playing some friendly, free, and fun fantasy football (soccer) based on the upcoming 2009/2010 Barclay's Premier League, I've created a league for you to join. Come one, come all.

The game is hosted here, and the code for the Metafilter league is 263791-65849.
posted by modernnomad to MetaFilter-Related at 3:02 PM (28 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in!
posted by josher71 at 4:30 PM on July 17, 2009


Me too.
posted by gerryblog at 7:03 PM on July 17, 2009


Let's go Stoke!
posted by josher71 at 7:09 PM on July 17, 2009


I'm in (as David Chong). I don't really know what I'm doing. I'll probably end up regretting going deep on ManCity versus no ManU players but what can I say, I'm a sucker for transfer hype.
posted by juv3nal at 10:43 PM on July 17, 2009


Okay fixed my name, 'Juv 3nal' now.
posted by juv3nal at 10:45 PM on July 17, 2009


I'm in.
posted by the latin mouse at 2:20 AM on July 18, 2009


DC United!
posted by bardic at 6:21 AM on July 18, 2009


I'm in as well.
posted by flashboy at 6:38 AM on July 18, 2009


yay
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 9:04 AM on July 18, 2009


I joined too, thanks for setting it up .... I tend to favour Spurs players in these things so you'll all probably hammer me.
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:53 PM on July 18, 2009


I'm joining this one.
posted by Gravitus at 8:18 PM on July 18, 2009


ahh yea

Torres<> Di Santo<> Macheda <> Gerrard <> Arshavin <> Davies<> Vidic <> Alex <> Wilkinson
Halmosi
McCann
Tainio
Silvestre
Given
Cavalieri
posted by Gravitus at 8:46 PM on July 18, 2009


They got Adebayor too? Grrr. It's a sucker's game making your picks before all the transfers are in.
posted by juv3nal at 9:30 AM on July 19, 2009


juv3nal: "13They got Adebayor too? Grrr. It's a sucker's game making your picks before all the transfers are in."

ManC will do exactly what they did last season which is toil around. Some teams pick up stars and already have a plan in mind. Other teams (ManC) pick up stars and hope that a plan comes together.

Look at Kaka, he turned down way more money offered by ManC because he could see the writing on the wall. Cue in Real Madrid who got him for a bargain compared to what EPL teams were willing to pay.

Tevez is awesome but he is a secondary striker and plays recklessly. Adebayor is awesome but not great. These guys will not play as a team...
posted by Gravitus at 11:43 AM on July 19, 2009


These guys will not play as a team...
Yeah, you're probably right. But I like Barry and I think he can elevate the play of those in front of him. Spending gobs of money won't make them world-beaters, but I think they can challenge for 5th on the league table. Granted the strike force is a completely different picture now, but if you look at their home goal differential last season, there's no good reason they couldn't have done better overall.
posted by juv3nal at 1:46 PM on July 19, 2009


juv3nal: "15These guys will not play as a team...
...But I like Barry and I think he can elevate the play of those in front of him. Spending gobs of money won't make them world-beaters, but I think they can challenge for 5th on the league table.
"

You're right about Barry and I do hope that he slaps those guys into shape but I'm not a ManC fan so I hope they fail. HAHAHA.

Seriously though, as long as Gerrard and Co. do well this year (Top3) I'll be perfectly content. Even if I over think the fantasy leagues I play in and come in dead last. :)
posted by Gravitus at 2:05 PM on July 19, 2009


most definitely in. Thank you for setting this up.
posted by errspy at 3:51 PM on July 19, 2009



Seriously though, as long as Gerrard and Co. do well this year (Top3) I'll be perfectly content. Even if I over think the fantasy leagues I play in and come in dead last. :)


I am actually, for the record, a Liverpool fan rather than a ManC one (how could anyone not be after seeing Istanbul?), but I've adopted ManC as a secondary because the offseason's just more exciting when ownership actually has money to spend rather than buckets of debt & fail.
posted by juv3nal at 5:30 PM on July 19, 2009


juv3nal: 18I am actually, for the record, a Liverpool fan rather than a ManC one (how could anyone not be after seeing Istanbul?), but I've adopted ManC as a secondary because the offseason's just more exciting when ownership actually has money to spend rather than buckets of debt & fail."

I hear ya. For myself I usually pick a newly promoted team to get behind, last year was Hull City. I'm hoping that wolves do good things this year but promotion and relegation usually go hand in hand these days. The money obstacle is too much to overcome for most.

Truth otherwise :(
posted by Gravitus at 6:50 PM on July 19, 2009


I'm in.

I'm crap at this game, but I have friends who enjoy it, and it's interesting. Just so you know, though, I'm two-timing you. I'm also a member of my friends' League. :)
posted by kalessin at 7:15 AM on July 20, 2009


you can change your picks up to a few hours before the first match.
posted by Frasermoo at 12:47 PM on July 20, 2009



you can change your picks up to a few hours before the first match.

Ah I see, it's under transfers rather than "my team."
Also, in "my team" you can swap out a defender for a forward to do 3-4-3 formation!
posted by juv3nal at 1:19 PM on July 20, 2009


I have been running a league in this for years and a friend just joined. he asked for advice and this is what I sent him yesterday. feel free to use or disregard.

- you get 1 free transfer a week. anything above that costs 4 points. try not to go above this. you almost never make those points back.
- don't panic after the first week and think you need to change your whole squad.
- you can't buy all galacticos. spend wisely on players you think will play every game and who will provide points per $ value. (not easy at the start I agree)
- check in every week. you'll likely be using your free transfer to turf out players who aren't getting game time or who are injured.
- you have a 3 man subs bench plus one sub keeper. put some cheap players in there who play games. they may not score high, but at least they'll grab you some points if your better players don't play.
- put in Everton and Villa players. always good value. (2 Everton defenders, 2 Villa midfield!)
- be wary of the top 4 teams. they rotate their stars.
- there is always 1 or 2 players who stand out about a third of the way through the season. buy them. if you don't you get left behind by all the other people who have them in their team. for the past few years they've been Ronaldo, Lampard, Gerard (at times), and Henry. This year.. who knows..
- your Captain scores double. Make sure he is playing that weekend. If not, give the captaincy to someone who is.
- set yourself a target to keep yourself motivated.. eg. getting in the top ten of the league, or picking someone you have to beat...
- watch out for teams that might be playing twice in a gameweek! look ahead at fixtures! this really comes into play latter half of the season when Champs League and FA cup start screwing things around.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:13 AM on July 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm in: team name is Phoenix Rising.
posted by Infinite Jest at 11:57 AM on August 8, 2009


I'm in aswell : Fullborn Taversham FC.
posted by munchbunch at 3:41 AM on August 10, 2009


Just joined as well, blimey that is a big league.
posted by djstig at 3:26 PM on August 14, 2009


I'm in too late for the first round, but I've just joined up as well. Team name is "Real Waystation" (Oh boy, am I hilarious).
posted by Life at Boulton Wynfevers at 6:34 AM on August 17, 2009



I joined too, thanks for setting it up .... I tend to favour Spurs players in these things so you'll all probably hammer me.


You can't be doing too poorly; your goddamn spurs kept my captain Torres off the sheet.
posted by juv3nal at 10:02 AM on August 17, 2009


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