July 06, 2007

EPL Fantasy Pool 07-08 is open.: That 7 week vacation from Fantasy English Premier League distractions is now ending. Signups are open. First action Aug 11th. Three all new teams! No Thierry Henry! New team strip selecto-tool!

posted by gspm to fantasy at 07:06 AM - 51 comments

Last year we had a record 37 teams competing (or rather, a dozen teams competing and 25 others that had signed up and gradually lost interest). The access code is 8555-3294. Before joining the pool you must agree to make at least one transfer in the season to indicate your interest lasting beyond the four seconds it takes to join the pool. Thanks.

posted by gspm at 07:09 AM on July 06, 2007

That's impressive. I got signed up to the SpoFi League automatically. How the hell did that happen?

posted by squealy at 07:16 AM on July 06, 2007

Dunno. I went to the "leagues" page and it asked me if I wanted to renew the Spofi 06-07 league (it let me update the name) and there was already one person from the league listed there, you. I am guessing that you are the the first of last year's players to have signed up for the pool at large. If there is a "renew your league" option for league admins, then maybe there is a "renew your participation in a league" option for players. Automagic.

posted by gspm at 07:21 AM on July 06, 2007

Well I certainly didn't do anything, the SpoFi league just appeared in my leagues section suddenly. Drat, there goes my plan of seeming noncommital about the game this season to lull people into a false sense of security.

posted by squealy at 07:30 AM on July 06, 2007

Ah, it is there in the fine print of the "what's new" column. "After selecting your new team, league administrators will have the option of re-creating their private leagues from last season. Existing teams will then automatically join after picking their new teams."

posted by gspm at 09:09 AM on July 06, 2007

Awesome, gspm! Thanks!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:14 AM on July 06, 2007

I'm in. Back to my old favorite Red Dragons. Picking Zizou Headbutters as my team name last season was just tempting fate. btw, that new team strip selector is more complicated than it needs to be. Too many moving parts (strip components that turn off and on depending what other component you picked first) plus that color picker looks to be built by someone with Photoshop envy (why do we need a color wheel with the promise of infinite colors? What if I want exactly the same red on each piece of the strip?). Unnecessary newness. Whippersnappers need to learn some design restraint.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:53 AM on July 06, 2007

Back in. Still Untitled.

posted by trox at 01:40 PM on July 06, 2007

So happy right now. Yukon United.

posted by YukonGold at 02:20 PM on July 06, 2007

C'mon, who's tselson elson? Who's D S? Use your SpoFi name or some semblance of it so we can at least guess.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:27 PM on July 06, 2007

C'mon, who's tselson elson? Who's D S? Use your SpoFi name or some semblance of it so we can at least guess. Can't speak to D S, but I imagine tselson elson is tselson.

posted by holden at 08:00 AM on July 07, 2007

Last year, D S was Fence, running the Fencers.

posted by gspm at 08:53 AM on July 07, 2007

'Scores!! are back with a new look red kit, manager says he is determined to climb back into title contention after adding Fernando Torres for GBP21M.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:00 PM on July 07, 2007

Thanks for the clarifications, holden and gspm. D S needs to change his team or manager name to something that includes Fence.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:38 PM on July 07, 2007

Ladyboy's Garters are gonna straight up murder your ass.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:04 PM on July 07, 2007

Yeah, I'm DS, the fencers hasn't proved too successful, so I've decided to rebrand. Only I couldn't come up with a good name.

posted by Fence at 10:12 AM on July 08, 2007

Fencester City? Fencerpool? Fencerton? Fencesitters Albion? Fences United? Nottingham Fencest? West Fence? White Picket Fences? Fencers Athletic?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:27 AM on July 08, 2007

Fenceburn Rovers? Fenceton Wanderers? Fenceboro? Fencerland? Fencerham Hotspurs?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:30 AM on July 08, 2007

:) Any more suggestions. I'll see about changing before the season begins.

posted by Fence at 08:35 AM on July 09, 2007


posted by worldcup2002 at 09:53 AM on July 09, 2007

Ball Booters are back in it

posted by cabuki at 11:48 AM on July 09, 2007

VileCheeseBarrier? (Vile for Aston Villa, Cheese for your rugby favorites)

posted by billsaysthis at 02:10 PM on July 09, 2007

Can't speak to D S, but I imagine tselson elson is tselson. Correct! I've cleaned it up to leave nothing to the imagination. Now, it's boringly unredundant.

posted by tselson at 02:16 PM on July 09, 2007

ok. I've picked my team three times over. Make the games start.

posted by YukonGold at 07:51 PM on July 09, 2007

Fenceton Villa? Fencingham?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:12 PM on July 09, 2007

I'm in later this week. Will let you know my new name to celebrate the return of the Rams to their rightful place. No, we're not re-opening the Baseball Ground, in case you were wondering. I will continue to seek mid table mediocrity

posted by owlhouse at 01:36 AM on July 10, 2007

I'm in as Buckeyes FC

posted by Jeffwa at 11:06 AM on July 10, 2007


posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:18 AM on July 10, 2007

Dover Divers, hopefully on the rise.

posted by yerfatma at 01:53 PM on July 10, 2007

owlhouse, how about Rams Bottoms? Derby Hats?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:33 PM on July 10, 2007

Thanks wc2k2, but the Derby Rams is already a rude in-joke, for anyone who knows about English folk songs.

posted by owlhouse at 10:45 PM on July 10, 2007

Cutters V. Back to do better than mid table yet again. Yes, this is the 5th season of FEPL for us.

posted by mbd1 at 05:11 PM on July 11, 2007

owlie, I'm not so up on the English folk songs, especially those of the ovine ouevre. Perhaps ewe might share one example?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:42 AM on July 12, 2007

Derby Ram Lyrics http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Derby_Ram.htm. Only the version I grew up with, it wasn't the "eyes" that were football sized. I'm in - Middle Pocket Llamas.

posted by owlhouse at 06:55 AM on July 12, 2007

Maybe its me but I think its strange that of the three new ManU midfielders, Anderson and Nani have been assigned a price of 8.0 while Hargreaves, a proven veteran albeit a central player and not a winger like the other two, is at 6.5. Which reminds me, out of last year's regular rotation of Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Fletcher, Park and Richardson, who is losing playing time to the new boys? I've read that Keane wants to bring Richardson to Sunderland but what about the rest? Giggs and Scholes getting pushed aside by younger players, Fletcher showing he never will live up to SAF's expectations?

posted by billsaysthis at 04:18 PM on July 12, 2007

Yukon and I were talking about this, as the same thing happened last year: there were a bunch of new Premiership players who came in with a high cost and never dropped because no one sold them. Because no one bought them. I already sold Nani for some other new dude. I'm sure I'll get screwed.

posted by yerfatma at 07:46 PM on July 12, 2007

Any of you gurus care to make predictions about who will be the most improved or have the biggest drop in the standings? The 3 relegation squads come next summer? The best of the newly promoted? Will Lampard regain his form of 05-06, or will Ladyboy run away with the points total again? Is Arsenal going to fall apart now that Henry is gone for good, or did they learn enough while he was injured to take a step away from being the smallest of the big four? I, for one, have not even a clue about any of the answers to my questions....so if any spofites would be so inclined.... Needless to say, I'm in; Phatcat FC, back in black (and orange)

posted by garfield at 01:47 PM on July 17, 2007

I'll be vastly improved this year, since I actually (kind of) know what I'm doing from Week One, which will be a refreshing change from last season. Oh, you meant real teams, didn't you? Of course you did! Heh heh heh.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:08 PM on July 17, 2007

T_B_H, you're messing with my sly attempt to extricate information to aid us less informed footie fans. The first few weeks of the season are key to building a solid squad replete with underpriced performers and avoiding the over priced busts.

posted by garfield at 09:06 AM on July 18, 2007

garf, in the future, let's get this stuff straight before posting. I would have happily shared in your ill-gotten knowledge, if I'd only known.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:57 AM on July 18, 2007

done and done. I'll call before I post.

posted by garfield at 10:07 AM on July 18, 2007

I'm back and I am in.

posted by jasonspaceman at 10:16 AM on July 18, 2007

Voronin scored a pair in his debut last night against Werder Bremen and Riise had a cannonshot for the third goal, so I have to think the Reds will challenge for a top two spot this season, while Gunners haven't made enough positive changes to say the same. Though the transfer window is still open and anyone can get injured. Also, I wonder if the collection of egos at Stamford Bridge will be the undoing of Mourinho. Then again, my track record is fair from terrific.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on July 18, 2007

Thanks Mr.bill. So it is ManU and the 'Pool fighting for the top spot? I can see that. It is tough to pick Liverpool strikers with the rotation Benitez seems to prefer, but alot of people have picked Torres. And what about ladyboy's countryman Nani? Will he be starting in the midfield, or is he still considered a prospect?

posted by garfield at 10:38 AM on July 19, 2007

Top 5 2007/2008 1. MU Rowdies 2. Chelski 3. Liverpoo 4. Spuds 5. The Arse You heard it here first.

posted by squealy at 02:21 PM on July 19, 2007

Wait, you mean there will be no St. Totteringham's day next year?

posted by trox at 10:42 AM on July 20, 2007

Top 5 2007/2008 1. Chelski 2. Anu-field 3. Little Red Debbils 4. Franceso-hams 5. Bolt-ons or Red Wigs Gubbers will struggle to qualify for EUFA Cup spot and Wenger will leave next June.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:53 PM on July 21, 2007

Is anyone interested in also having a Yahoo League just to see how the other half lives? I'm more interested in it to see how the interface and scoring work. I have 0 interest in replacing gpsm as King of Excel.

posted by yerfatma at 09:17 AM on July 24, 2007

Did you just offer to commish? I think you did. You did, didn't you? 'Cause that's what it sounded like.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:18 AM on July 24, 2007

Howdy. Hope you're all enjoying your summer (winter for owlhouse). I'm in as TX Kickin' Devils.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:27 PM on July 25, 2007

What, no Kickin' Chicks team name or update? Or is the season over, and I'm just an idiot?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:59 PM on July 25, 2007

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