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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: I joined another Fantasy competition: Reply with quote

When the match day 8 was half—over, I did join the www.uefa.com predictor fan zone game for Euro Champs'2008 soccer qualifications. After scoring only for half—the—day and joining on the 8th day of competition, I was in the 20,003rd place, and was 6,016th for the day. Since than, I did advance overall to the 5,433rd place, and was 616th out of 36,671 participants on the last match day. I am participating as Robert Kolakowski, and belong to the Match_Day_9_League.
My Fantasy team has been improving at a much slower place. I joined the competition on the match day 8 as Kolakowski_NJ (League_of_08SEP07), and at present my virtual team is in the disappointing 67,249th position out of 89,331 teams.
I would love to see how does my virtual team and predictions do compare to others who joined on match day 8, 8 1/2, and 9.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I improved my Fantasy Team greatly before match day 13. I traded some lesser players and acquired members of the match day 12 dream team: Jankulovski (Czech: defender), Ronaldo (Portuguese: midfielder); Smolarek (Pole: midfielder; as well as Krzynowek); Rommedahl (Dane: midfielder) as well as Tomasson (Dane: attacker). In addition, I did acquire Jaaskelainen (Finn: goal keeper) as well as Tohinen (Finn: defender), since Finland not only hosts a week Eurasian side, but is in the must win situation (translation: they cannot allow any goals while they score at least one); I acquired two Croatian players: defender, Corluka, and attacker, Eduardo. Yes—they will play an away game against a solid side, FYR Macedonia, but Croats have been a class act all throughout the eliminations in every game. My staring 11 is completed by Zigic, a Serb striker. The Serbs are also in a must win situation.
My substitute man is ... Hassler from Luxembourg. Why? They just beat Island 3:0, and even though I hope that he will not need to factor in, I do believe that they will not loose away to Latvia by too many goals, if at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final Report for the Euro the Qualification Phase:
The Fantasy Football (soccer):
I joined on the Match Day # 8 when most games had finished; the 1st whole match game that I did play was Match Day # 9.
My final score is 210 points, and my final position is 60,365th out of 95,022 participants. I do admit that during match days #8, #9, and #10 my team did suffer from lousy management, mea culpa.
On the last, Match Day#14, I did finish, for only the very match day, in 4203rd place out of, again, 95,022 participants. I scored 45 points.

In the Predictor Competition, I did start on the same match day and under the same set of circumstances, but I was much more diligent in selecting my picks (the more unlikely the pick the more points you can score, if you pick correctly); I finished in the 4,586th position out of 39,583 participants. I accumulated 2532 points. On Match Day 14, and only on this match day, I was 1978th out of nearly 40 thousands of participants, and scored 407 points.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been about time I ask, but what is fantasy competition?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selecting players for a virtual team.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a lot of fun. Google it or check out how some work on ESPN. I do a few leagues with friends every year as well but mostly for football.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This only works with team sports right?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally, but not necessarily. We've got a Fantasy contest here for summer track and field.

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: AND ANOTHER: Reply with quote

MLS FANTASY LEAGUE
At least for week#7 my team has done well so far (last of 7 games is tomorrow, and my two players may yet score) as well as did my entire league:
1. robert_kolakowski 152 points 88th place
2. USA_number1 110 1887
3. stanislaw 103 2478
4. marzanna_chitruk 101 2675
5. eugenia_kolakowska 93 3632
6. DeVones 90 4031
7. Italy Bialystok 88 4312
8. anne_devone 85 4718

My "guessstimate" is that there are at least 10,000 participants.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: I did enter another fantasy game at fifa.com Reply with quote

I did enter another fantasy game at fifa.com
Bialystok_NJ
My team is: at goal Jean Calude NDORI (Rwanda); Carlos BOCANEGRA; David MULLIGAN (Captain/NZ); Carles Puyol (SPA); Abdoh AUTEF (S.A.); Houssine KHARJA (Morocco); Xabi ALONSO (ESP); Roger GUERREIRO (Poland); Abdessalam BENJELLOUN (Morocco); and Shane SMELTZ (N.Z.) as well as substitutes: DF--Eddie Lewis; Marek HAMSIK (MF-Slovakia); and an attacker Abedi SAID.
The coach is the Poland's coach: Leo Beenhaker.
This team's make--up may seem insane to a European or non--Hispanic North American, but I do believe in my fantasy team.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does selecting a coach accomplish?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very little: he can only score points based on his teams performance.

I am Polish, so as East European, I am neutral on the issue of the Split, but I want the Saudi Arabia to beat Iran. I want Rwanda to win both games with their golly keeping a clean sheet. I want the US defenders to score goals as well as the Spanish, and most especially the New Zealander. I do not care how many goals the Moroccans will allow as long as they score one more in each game (I do hope for 6:5 Wink and 6:5 Wink ). I want Smeltz to contribute to the route of the New Caledonians in both games, and I want Guerreiro to score winning goals in both games played by Poland. Laughing
Well – “sweat dreams are made of this …”

But I am free to dream, for now...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I love Annie Lennox! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: AND ANOTHER: Reply with quote

Indeurr wrote:
MLS FANTASY LEAGUE
At least for week#7 my team has done well so far (last of 7 games is tomorrow, and my two players may yet score) as well as did my entire league:
1. robert_kolakowski 152 points 88th place
2. USA_number1 110 1887
3. stanislaw 103 2478
4. marzanna_chitruk 101 2675
5. eugenia_kolakowska 93 3632
6. DeVones 90 4031
7. Italy Bialystok 88 4312
8. anne_devone 85 4718

My "guessstimate" is that there are at least 10,000 participants.


Week # 24 was another great one, if not better overall (if not for the 1st 3 to 4 weeks, who knows?):
1. DeVones 152 98
2. Italy Bialystok 152 98
3. robert_kolakowski 150 118
4. anne_devone 144 228
5. stanislaw 128 792
6. marzanna_chitruk 127 852
7. eugenia_kolakowska 121 1166
8. USA_number1 110 1868
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: New Strategy Reply with quote

Simple Rule of Making of the Team
Make it of the players of the team that faces a team that almost never earns a point
11/10/08__Round:
LUX_ISR [Benayoun; Sahar] -- I like the simplicity of the approach of the Israeli coach; if you score in the last game, you start! Makes my Fantasy Life easier!
WAL_LIE [Volkes; Ledley]
ENG_KAZ [Cole]
FRI_AUT [May be Janko and Aufhauser]
I did find another gem:
BIH_ARM [MISIMOVIC, MUSLIMOVIC, and DZEKO]
BIH just beat Estonia 7:0!!!


15/10/08_Round
CRO_AND [Mordic and may be Kovac and Petric]
LIT_FRI [Stankievicius and Mikoliunas and may be Kalonas]

Rounds 3 & 4 both:
Costra Rica: Alonso, Borges and may be Ledezma as well as Alpizar, Ruiz, and Solis
El Salvador: Torres and may be Zelaya as well as Larios

Poland, US, Brazil ... fillers in
Poland is not in the best shape and the US tries to qualify with as little effort as possible...
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