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Title: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 28, 2017, 10:36:27 PM
FANTASY FOOTBALL IS BACK. AND STARTS AGAIN THIS MONDAY!

PLEASE NOTE ALL EXISITING MANAGERS WILL NEED TO RE-SELECT THEIR TEAM

We've re-set every exisiting managers  score back to zero. We've set all budgets back to £35million and given everyone the chance to pick a new team from scratch.
Simply log back in and pick your new team! 

GAME ONE = WITTON ALBION (H)
And to keep things interesting you'll have unlimited transfers untill Farsleys on the 6th.


** NOT SIGNED UP? THERE'S STILL TIME... VISIT https://altrincham.fantasyclubfootball.co.uk/ (https://altrincham.fantasyclubfootball.co.uk/) TO REGISTER. IT'S FREE TO PLAY **


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: robininstockport on December 28, 2017, 10:38:26 PM
Is Harrison still down as a midfielder?


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: robininstockport on December 29, 2017, 08:06:09 AM
Is Harrison still down as a midfielder?

No he's not is the answer.

Bring it on




Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 29, 2017, 02:03:17 PM
Since when has Josh Hancock been a stricker?


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 02:37:45 PM
Since when has Josh Hancock been a striker?

As a 2nd top scorer, we decided to include him in the FWD section to allow more variation as everyone had JJ Hancock Hulme by the end of the season.



Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 29, 2017, 02:47:14 PM
Since when has Josh Hancock been a striker?

As a 2nd top scorer, we decided to include him in the FWD section to allow more variation as everyone had JJ Hancock Hulme by the end of the season.


??? But he is a midfielder, we only play with one stricker and thats Hulme

Bit odd that your changing the reality of players positions to suit your game

Hancocks goals should be worth 5 points as a midfielder not 4 points as a striker - because he is a midfielder


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: erimus on December 29, 2017, 03:25:29 PM
Sack the *Fantasy Football* Chairman!!  ;D

Good grief, does this prove that Alty fans will moan about anything?!!


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on December 29, 2017, 03:28:44 PM
Sack the *Fantasy Football* Chairman!!  ;D

Good grief, does this prove that Alty fans will moan about anything?!!

Nothing we didn't already know.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 03:53:21 PM
Since when has Josh Hancock been a striker?

As a 2nd top scorer, we decided to include him in the FWD section to allow more variation as everyone had JJ Hancock Hulme by the end of the season.


??? But he is a midfielder, we only play with one stricker and thats Hulme

Bit odd that your changing the reality of players positions to suit your game

Hancocks goals should be worth 5 points as a midfielder not 4 points as a striker - because he is a midfielder


Good question.

So, in an ideal world, we'd be able to say a Simon Richman goal is worth more than a Hancock goal (he's in less scoring opportunities than someone who plays very top line)

Should a clean sheet for a CB be worth more than a full back who spends time bombing forward. Or a full back assist be worth more than a CM.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 29, 2017, 04:05:27 PM
From the official club website:

Josh HANCOCK (d.o.b. 5 September, 1990)

Signed from Nantwich Town in May 2017, Josh is a midfielder who came through The Dabbers' youth set-up before moving on to Winsford United (2009-10). Next, he joined Witton Albion and made more than 150 appearances and scored some fifty times.

He next joined AFC Telford United before a return to Witton, which preceded a move to Salford City and then a return to Nantwich Town in January 2016. He started the season with four goals in his first six appearanes in league and cup matches and remained the leading scorer for the club in the league in mid-November.



Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 04:21:05 PM
From the official club website:

Josh HANCOCK (d.o.b. 5 September, 1990)

Signed from Nantwich Town in May 2017, Josh is a midfielder who came through The Dabbers' youth set-up before moving on to Winsford United (2009-10). Next, he joined Witton Albion and made more than 150 appearances and scored some fifty times.

He next joined AFC Telford United before a return to Witton, which preceded a move to Salford City and then a return to Nantwich Town in January 2016. He started the season with four goals in his first six appearanes in league and cup matches and remained the leading scorer for the club in the league in mid-November.


I'm not disputing his position I know he's a midfielder.



Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: robininstockport on December 29, 2017, 04:24:52 PM
Does it matter as we're all picking from the same


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 29, 2017, 04:30:17 PM
Does it matter as we're all picking from the same
Yes it does because now you can't have Hancock and Hulme in your team together which is a bit odd considering one is a midfielder and the other a striker


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 29, 2017, 04:32:35 PM
Since when has Josh Hancock been a striker?

As a 2nd top scorer, we decided to include him in the FWD section to allow more variation as everyone had JJ Hancock Hulme by the end of the season.


??? But he is a midfielder, we only play with one stricker and thats Hulme

Bit odd that your changing the reality of players positions to suit your game

Hancocks goals should be worth 5 points as a midfielder not 4 points as a striker - because he is a midfielder


Good question.

So, in an ideal world, we'd be able to say a Simon Richman goal is worth more than a Hancock goal (he's in less scoring opportunities than someone who plays very top line)

Should a clean sheet for a CB be worth more than a full back who spends time bombing forward. Or a full back assist be worth more than a CM.
No you manage that through the valuation of the player


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 04:51:24 PM
Does it matter as we're all picking from the same
Yes it does because now you can't have Hancock and Hulme in your team together which is a bit odd considering one is a midfielder and the other a striker

If everyone picks Hancock and Hulme, the teams would be identical which is what we had last week.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Snork Maiden on December 29, 2017, 07:05:00 PM
I'm not bothering this time,not having players in their natural positions is just bizarre!


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 07:44:44 PM
I'm not bothering this time,not having players in their natural positions is just bizarre!

Fair enough, thanks for taking part in the original game.





Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 29, 2017, 09:43:06 PM
The league is re-set and freshed.

Please login in to submit your team if you wish to play.

Thanks


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on December 29, 2017, 09:57:15 PM
The league is re-set and freshed.

Please login in to submit your team if you wish to play.

Thanks


Jolly out.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: robininstockport on December 29, 2017, 10:14:05 PM
Been and redone it. Initially thought it was bollox. But it makes you make sacrifices, so can't see anyone having the same 6.

I've got Deasy in nets, so it's now nightmare football


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on December 29, 2017, 10:42:23 PM
Been and redone it. Initially thought it was bollox. But it makes you make sacrifices, so can't see anyone having the same 6.

I've got Deasy in nets, so it's now nightmare football

Sorry about that mate. Nice one.

That's the point though, it got far too samey and we needed to do something a bit different to make for what we hope will be a much better game. Personally think a few players are decent investments at their current prices.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Alty Dave on December 30, 2017, 09:22:35 AM
Massive tweaks here to the game, interesting to see how it pans out.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Bath Alty on December 30, 2017, 11:56:08 AM
If we play one up front then every one has to have that 'one' - now you have to make a choice and shifting Hancock's position IN THE GAME for the benefit of the game is entirely sensible - good call.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 31, 2017, 09:57:25 AM
60 people registered for game two.

Be nice to hit 100 :)


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Snork Maiden on December 31, 2017, 10:56:50 AM
60 people registered for game two.

Be nice to hit 100 :)

Obviously I'm not the only one not interested in the new format. You must have realised too as you're now hoping to reach 100 instead of you're original target of beating the 1st half of the season.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on December 31, 2017, 11:13:30 AM
60 people registered for game two.

Be nice to hit 100 :)

Obviously I'm not the only one not interested in the new format. You must have realised too as you're now hoping to reach 100 instead of you're original target of beating the 1st half of the season.

Not really, but if it supports your view, I can see why you'd assume that. My original post was made when we had 141 players registered, and then just needed to pick a team. We also had 12 new players join, so at that point, even if 11 had followed your opinion and not player, our original target would have been hit. We fully expected a drop out of people not wanting to play, but also an increase of new players - especially through fantasy fatigue, and any decent PR person at the club owuld have seen this as an opportunity for decent press coverage for the club.

However, a CMS glitch occured on Friday meaning it wiped all data of the game (you'll see Glynn had to re-do his team his you look below). So we had to start, so re-adjusting the target for the opening day to 100.

We may have got it wrong. We may have got it right and people may like the choice.

And if we, we'll hold our hands up, and  come August we'll look at different ways to improve it - such as perhaps including players who go out on loan to other clubs, removing the need for a GK, adding different point systems such as % tackles.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on December 31, 2017, 01:07:10 PM
I started the last competition with deasy disney and short....and promptly forgot about until halfway through...i did well to finish mid table after making changes...


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on December 31, 2017, 07:08:30 PM
60 people registered for game two.

Be nice to hit 100 :)

Obviously I'm not the only one not interested in the new format. You must have realised too as you're now hoping to reach 100 instead of you're original target of beating the 1st half of the season.
It's a total shambles less than 50% of participants from the 1st half of the season have signed up again, a clear indication the majority think the tinkering and playing players out of position has made a farce of the game


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: AltySupporter on December 31, 2017, 07:40:19 PM
Its a bit of fun FFS lighten up and try and enjoy life instead of having a downer on EVERYTHING


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Teasierbeaver on January 01, 2018, 09:22:17 AM
It was nice for a little while


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on January 10, 2018, 12:05:02 PM
Why have we got a closed transfer window ? There isn't one in the Glue league !


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 10, 2018, 12:14:31 PM
Why have we got a closed transfer window ? There isn't one in the Glue league !

It's funny you should post that, it will open some time today ahead of Saturday's game. We just need to make a small edit so that additional transfers cost -10.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 16, 2018, 11:47:32 AM
Points updated.

By way of apology for no one being able to make transfers last week, and because we're still trying to sort it out with the guy so it actually charges people -10, the transfer window is now open and you've all got a wildcard. Transfers cost 0 this week. Couldn't have another gameweek where people can't make changes - so this is all we can do really.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on January 16, 2018, 12:44:06 PM
well I set a new team up when I was asked.......

...it hasn't saved my team so I am not now taking part....

why didn't we just run it for the season? I wasn't expecting it to abrubtly end and be restarted...

not very realistic anyway when harrop costs 6.5m .....impossible to have a full team without picking a non started like deasy....


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Paul Cain's Chip Pan on January 16, 2018, 12:48:36 PM
well I set a new team up when I was asked.......

...it hasn't saved my team so I am not now taking part....

why didn't we just run it for the season? I wasn't expecting it to abrubtly end and be restarted...

The same thing happened to me, but I'm pretty sure an update was sent out advising people to do it again.

I thought it was always intended to re-start it for the second half of the season, but I might be wrong?


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Snork Maiden on January 16, 2018, 12:57:11 PM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: beaker141 on January 16, 2018, 01:41:03 PM
I'd hardly call it a farce, a bit unfair on something that is
a) an external system,
b) the first time its been run,
c) people volunteering time to try and make it work,
d) free,
e) it was stated originally it would only run until January and then reset.

No pleasing some people.



Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on January 16, 2018, 02:35:55 PM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.

Factually incorrect. Only 30% dropped out.

98 out of 141 re-signed up. Meaning 200 unique people have played the game in total over the two seasons.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on January 16, 2018, 02:37:15 PM
well I set a new team up when I was asked.......

...it hasn't saved my team so I am not now taking part....

why didn't we just run it for the season? I wasn't expecting it to abrubtly end and be restarted...

The same thing happened to me, but I'm pretty sure an update was sent out advising people to do it again.

I thought it was always intended to re-start it for the second half of the season, but I might be wrong?

Yes, it was planned to be a shorter game with 2 seasons per season to allow people bored of PL FF to join in Jan.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Snork Maiden on January 16, 2018, 04:00:18 PM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.

Factually incorrect. Only 30% dropped out.

98 out of 141 re-signed up. Meaning 200 unique people have played the game in total over the two seasons.


200 unique people? So you got 59 new players in season 2 to add to the 98 that re-signed up? That's great going,fair enough.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: wayno on January 16, 2018, 08:06:26 PM
#hashtagalty out.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 16, 2018, 08:19:21 PM
#hashtagalty out.

+1


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on January 17, 2018, 09:46:39 AM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.

Factually incorrect. Only 30% dropped out.

98 out of 141 re-signed up. Meaning 200 unique people have played the game in total over the two seasons.

how do you work that out? check your maths lad


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Friar Tuck on February 07, 2018, 09:14:48 PM
Just a quick question.

What are the rules in terms of a clean sheet being awarded?

Jones hasn't been given one for last night, although he had gone off prior to any goals being scored against Alty, yet White wasn't given one earlier in the season when he came on as sub in a game where a clean sheet was achieved.

Thanks


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Snork Maiden on February 07, 2018, 09:24:25 PM
Just a quick question.

What are the rules in terms of a clean sheet being awarded?

Jones hasn't been given one for last night, although he had gone off prior to any goals being scored against Alty, yet White wasn't given one earlier in the season when he came on as sub in a game where a clean sheet was achieved.

Thanks

They get made up as they go along  ;)


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on February 07, 2018, 10:15:43 PM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on February 07, 2018, 10:22:18 PM
Just a quick question.

What are the rules in terms of a clean sheet being awarded?

Jones hasn't been given one for last night, although he had gone off prior to any goals being scored against Alty, yet White wasn't given one earlier in the season when he came on as sub in a game where a clean sheet was achieved.

Thanks

Jones was an oversight and has been updated. Thanks for bringing that one up. White wonít have been given one presumably because he didnít play an hour.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on February 07, 2018, 10:27:10 PM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club

Thatís incredibly drastic. It isnít a farce at all, actually quite insulted by the comparison to the Ďdumbing down of the clubí as youíve called it. By all means make your feelings about the club known, but donít drag a bit of fun (led by fans for fans) into it. Can we not just have one thing thatís a laugh?


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Macsporran on February 07, 2018, 10:31:18 PM
Regarding the outcome of the first game ....I had the great fortune to finish 3rd in the game before it was re-set. I understood there was to be some kind of prize awarded for the top 3 ( maybe top 5?)... but iíve heard nothing since.

Can anyone advise? Thanks


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: robininstockport on February 07, 2018, 10:32:10 PM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club

Thatís incredibly drastic. It isnít a farce at all, actually quite insulted by the comparison to the Ďdumbing down of the clubí as youíve called it. By all means make your feelings about the club known, but donít drag a bit of fun (led by fans for fans) into it. Can we not just have one thing thatís a laugh?

Thought you two had made up


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on February 07, 2018, 10:38:49 PM
Regarding the outcome of the first game ....I had the great fortune to finish 3rd in the game before it was re-set. I understood there was to be some kind of prize awarded for the top 3 ( maybe top 5?)... but iíve heard nothing since.

Can anyone advise? Thanks

Now that is one for Hashtag Alty.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: GB Alty on February 07, 2018, 10:51:58 PM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club

Thatís incredibly drastic. It isnít a farce at all, actually quite insulted by the comparison to the Ďdumbing down of the clubí as youíve called it. By all means make your feelings about the club known, but donít drag a bit of fun (led by fans for fans) into it. Can we not just have one thing thatís a laugh?

Thought you two had made up
Yes we're friends, always have been. But as with anything we don't agree with everything

Check out Pete Hughes as well for example the biggest club man I know, the biggest Rowley supporter I know as well. Yet one of my closest friends in the world

Do I agree with him? Not on your nelly


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on February 07, 2018, 11:39:38 PM
Regarding the outcome of the first game ....I had the great fortune to finish 3rd in the game before it was re-set. I understood there was to be some kind of prize awarded for the top 3 ( maybe top 5?)... but iíve heard nothing since.

Can anyone advise? Thanks

Now that is one for Hashtag Alty.

There is a prize for top 5. As one of the top 5 was an under 18, organising a beer tasting wasn't viable so we've arranged some beer prizes for the other 4, and then of course, the actual trophy for the winner.



Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: HashtagAlty on February 07, 2018, 11:42:33 PM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club

Hi HC, agreed a post season review is needed. We understand that a January season split isn't working perhaps as intended.

We'll be posting some thoughts later in the year as to the plans, and crowdsourcing opinions to see what could be done to add the additional level of engagement, such as a cup completion, or a monthly points winner


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Andrew Flynn on February 08, 2018, 10:43:53 AM
Needs a root and branch review this. Appreciate the lads trying to give the game a reboot, but its become a farce since the change over

Before it was the only thing that kept me interested, now its just another example of the dumbing down of the club

Thatís incredibly drastic. It isnít a farce at all, actually quite insulted by the comparison to the Ďdumbing down of the clubí as youíve called it. By all means make your feelings about the club known, but donít drag a bit of fun (led by fans for fans) into it. Can we not just have one thing thatís a laugh?

Thought you two had made up
Yes we're friends, always have been. But as with anything we don't agree with everything

Check out Pete Hughes as well for example the biggest club man I know, the biggest Rowley supporter I know as well. Yet one of my closest friends in the world

Do I agree with him? Not on your nelly

Indeed, especially the Pete part.


Title: Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on February 08, 2018, 10:58:43 AM
Whoís his nelly?