FANTASY OLYMPICS 2020-2021

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WHICH COUNTRY WILL WIN THE 2020-2021 FANTASY OLYMPICS

  1. ENGLAND

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. USA

    5 vote(s)
    71.4%
  3. AUSTRALIA

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. CANADA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. REST OF THE WORLD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. CRIBMAD

    CRIBMAD Member+

    Jul 16, 2015
    LIVERPOOL UNITED KINGDOM
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Its back for another season - FANTASY OLYMPICS 2020-2021

    Congrats to last seasons worthy winner - SASHA JUNIORS (USA)

    Here is a quick recap of the rules -

    As usual, the Fantasy Olympic weekly winners will be the top scorers across 'All Rocks Leagues' - earning Gold, Silver and Bronze.

    The All Rocks League will be used to collect scores for our internal competitions. All 32 teams are in (hopefully).

    Gold , Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded with NO exclusions ! (so there could be 3 Gold - 3 Silver and 3 Bronze in any week if the points decree. )

    Gold Medal = 5 pts Silver = 3 pts Bronze = 1 pt


    The winner is the one at the end of the season with the most POINTS in total. In case of a tie Gold medals are counted, then Silver medals and then Bronze.

    Each game week a wooden spoon will be awarded for the lowest score this incurs a penalty of -1.0pt which could have a disastrous effect on your total points haul at the end of the season (deductions will be made after the last game !)


    Good luck to all managers and may the best manager triumph.
     
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  2. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    No wooden spoon this year. No need. The person who finishes last each week will be shamed. Oh yes. SHAMED. Unless that happens to be me, in which case I won't be shamed as it's my tournament and if you don't like it I'll pack it up and leave!

    Also, none of this 5pts malarkey. Too easy to get a couple of wins on the trot and race away from everyone. Oh no. You want to win this you do it the hard way. 3pts for Gold. 2pts for Silver and 1pt for Bronze.

    Football isn't about fancy flicks and high scoring goal gluts. It's about attrition and grinding out the victory until your knuckles bleed.

    I've watched enough Scottish football, both domestically and internationally to know this too be true. It's about time all you scoundrels realised that as well.

    Now lets get on with it. Oh and anyone that tries playing a 3-5-2 with only 1 recognised CB and only 1 recognised CF will receive an automatic season long ban. I have enough of that crap from Steve Clarke without having it shoved in my face on here as well.
     
  3. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    If any of my defenders spend more than half the game in their own half they will be dispatched form my team immediately. Entertain me ... or leave ! :)
     
  4. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    So when they spend time on the bench, I take it that counts as being outside their own half ????:whistling::ROFLMAO:
     
  5. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Hahaha yes that counts - they will come on as impact players and score more points than the boring centre backs do
     
  6. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    'Don't go chasing the points
    I couldn't if I tried
    I want a Jeff Hendrick in my team
    But I need another 0.5

    Oooo ooooo

    Everyone knows it. Everyone knowwwsss

    When the final whistles blown
    Who should have I owned
    When the match is about to start
    I need a goalscorer prediction charttttt

    OOOhhh Ohh a goalscorer prediction charttt'


    Hello Rockers! First week of the new season is in the bag. When it starts is at the end of your nose. When it stops... nobody knows!!

    So, to the medals.

    And what a bloody great start for Stormin' Gunners! (I added the apostrophe as I feel it gives it a bit more oomph. YW). No big hitters needed to grab gold on the first day of the season. Is this a sign of things to come? Better not be I've got Aubameyang! Nice selection of last seasons golden boot winner as Capitano. Vardy was ably backed up by a MotM performance from Willian in his first competitive match in an Arsenal shirt. We will wait to see with interest in our open teams as to whether or not Zaha can continue to find the net with any regularity in his new advanced role. And an 8pt haul for Coady who wasn't exactly a bonus magnet last season. Hmmm... the new normal is so overused these days but...

    Now I do have a bit of a gripe for Stormin because he kind of messed up my 70's DISCO themed link as I was expecting the top three teams to feature the player I am about to sing about shortly. Team 2 to 4 did though so I feel I can still carry on without too much of a derailment.

    *ahem - clears throat*

    S.A.L.A.H.
    S.A.L.A.H.
    S.A.L.A.H.
    S.A.L.A.H.

    He is Salah.

    He is S - a Striker (though categorised as a midfielder for fantasy football purposes)
    He is A - Athletic
    He is L - plays for Liverpool
    He is A - on All the penalties
    He is Hhhhammedd Salah!

    Yep. Salah = Captain = set and forget = *yawn*

    I'm not suggesting Liverpool get a lot of pens but some pundits are suggesting Salah could be on for 50+ goals this season...

    Come on people!! This is Rocks FF. Don't be obvious! Don't follow the crowd!! Be a Gunner!!

    BE TOP!

    Glorydaze grabbed second with help also from Digne (a FF favourite) and the Geordies new hope - Callum Wilson. What a first goal for the club. Did you see it? An absolute pearler!!

    belch, sorry typo, blech got bronze although I feel like I should offer him immunity from the first week of the Olympics. :D Just kidding of course... :cautious:

    So yes a bronze with Salah as captain and err.. erm.. let me just check my notes again...... ahh yes Salah and 10 others.

    Normally commiserations would be in order for just missing out in 4th place but in this case I have no idea how Kopite managed to score less than blech!

    So to the bottom team and the SHAME!!

    Tangers FC with a lowly 19pts

    He captained Mane - shame really
    Ziyech was injured and didn't feature - shame really
    He had 2 Spurs players in his line-up (you are aware Mourinho is their manager right??) - shame really
    No player scored more than 4pts - shame really


    So the final medal table for week 1 reads as follows --

    GOLD - Stormin' Gunners
    SILVER - Glorydaze
    BRONZE - blechs_dawgs

    The medal table will be available from next week. I aim to attach it an an EXCEL document. We can do that on BS can't we? If not we'll go old school with a stone tablet and a large flint.

    Aye?

    Why Aye Man!

    Until then

    ' Don't go chasing the
    I won't go chasing the

    Don't go chasing the points '
     
  7. glorydaze

    glorydaze Member

    Liverpool FC
    Apr 5, 2007
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Elton would be proud. Congrats to Stormin' Norman! Has a familiar ring to it.
     
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  8. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks and hoping Arsenal can keep with their good start. Time to get back into Champions League qualification this season:thumbsup:
     
  9. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I’ll see if I can challenge Sasha Juniors this season, I’ll need a lot more gold medals for that:)
     
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  10. Kevin McGuire

    Kevin McGuire Member

    Jul 19, 2016
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    There's a song by D:Ream that springs into mind.
     
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  11. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    #11 frasermc, Sep 24, 2020 at 9:26 AM
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2020 at 10:25 AM
    Ach well. Not the 2nd week I was hoping for but at least the money we spent on the medical tent looks like a sound investment.

    No songs this week. Got a bit of a sore throat ... and a cough that won't go away ... feeling a bit hot under the collar after a poor GW as well. Being part of the coaching team in our local football club means I've been for a test and I am negative so nothing to worry about (from a Covid viewpoint, don't get me started on football...)

    Medals for this week as follows ---

    Gold - Soccer Steve - 79pts
    Silver - Lokomitov Lewisham - 77pts
    Bronze - ColdDogSoupFC - 76pts

    Soccer Steve had a really nice balanced weekend with good points totals harvested from Ings, Calvert-Lewin (aka the new Duncan Ferguson), Harvey Barnes and the Ball Buster from Brussels Kevin De Bruyne. I know, I know. I can hear you all saying he's from Drongen you looney! Yeah, yeah but it's on 40ml down the E40 to the capital so that works for me.

    Anyhoo, nice job Soccer Steve :thumbsup:

    Loko Lewisham grabbed the Silver spot mainly through his two big hitters Mane and Kane. Mane and Kane... sounds like a new Tuesday night cop show on FOX. Couldn't be any worse than Shades of Blue! Ray Liotta took the proverbial pee on that one. Even having J-Lo on screen for 90% of the series couldn't save it.

    CDS which looks suspiciously similar to CSS (I need to get my legal team to look into that :coffee:) grabbed bronze with a big helping of captain size Barry Kane pie! Although if he had started young wonderkid Foden he'd have grabbed gold. Every cloud and all that... :D


    So I couldn't attach the table as an excel document so have done it as a PDF.

    If that isn't working or is annoying anyone (other than @lobomojo) of course then let me know and I'll go back to just adding it onto the post as per previous seasons.

    No shaming this week. I feel like I'd be close to putting myself in that category and I'll be damned if that's happening. Not on my watch. No sir-eee.
     

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  12. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Muppets weren't far of snatching the bronze then?!?!?
     
  13. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    That depends on how far of a reach you have
     
  14. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Reach? What's a reach? Everything is measured in hops n leaps around these parts... 3 1/3 hops to a leap.
     
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