Official Arena Fantasy Euro 2008 League Game - Signups begin here

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  1. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Hi guys, we're creating an official Fantasy Euro 2008 league for any and all Jedi Council Forum members to participate in. It's really easy to register and sign up. Those of you who may have already played fantasy leagues before will know what to do, but for those who haven't, here is a quick walk-through.

    First step:

    To register click on this link here and then register.

    Once you've done that, you'll receive an email asking you to click a validation link, when you do that, you'll receive another email telling you that your new account has been approved. That's the first step over and done with.

    Second step:

    Go back to the original link, and then log in. When you do this, go to the button "Final Game" and click on it. You'll then see the Terms and Conditions. Once you've accepted this you'll be sorting out your team name, your team colours, and a team pitch with 12 blank players that will need to be filled in with a selection of player names. You will only have a budget of €100, so you won't be able to select all the big names on offer. For those unfamiliar with European football players, I'll be offering you some tips on who to buy in my next post. You can only select no more than two players from the same country.

    Once you've selected your team, it's on to the next and final step.

    Third step:

    Now this is done, there should be some league buttons showing up (there will definitely be one on the menu bar). Go to "Join Private League" and enter in the number 717-203.

    Once this is done, you're now part of the JC Arena league :)

    Rules:

    This game is based on total points accumulated by the players selected in your teams, and the points will be sorted automatically by the UEFA website. Points scored by your team captains are worth double, so choose your captain carefully. Goalkeepers and defenders will get extra points for keeping a clean-sheet (no goals scored against them) per game, and all outfield players will receive extra points if they assist a goal, score a goal, or are selected as one of UEFA's "bonus" players.


    The eventual winner of the Fantasy Euro 2008 League will receive VIPship/colours and a custom title to be held for one-two weeks.

    There won't be any game-bannings in this competition, if any of you who play FF-UK Fantasy Premier League were wondering.

    Right, let the games begin, and may the best man/woman win! :D
  2. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Player Tips:

    For those of you unfamiliar with European 'soccer' players, but still wanting to participate, I'm going to list some players that will serve you well during the tournament.


    The official list of the Top Ten Players already selected by Game participants are (this is being constantly updated by the UEFA website BTW so may already be out of date):

    Cristiano Ronaldo: - Midfielder Excellent all-round player and probably the player that should be top of everybody's list. Can score goals, assist and will gain bonus points for his breathtaking display of skills.
    Torres: - Striker Has had an excellent club season, and is guaranteed to score goals.
    Ballack: - Midfielder Efficient German midfielder that can both score goals and assist others.
    Puyol: - Defender Solid Spanish defender. Will come in handy in keeping some clean sheets.
    Fabregas: - Midfielder Excellent young player that will gain points for assists, goals and bonuses.
    Lahm: - Defender Excellent defender who can also score goals and assist.
    Carvalho: - Defender Solid and talented defender who can score goals on occasion.
    Ribéry: - Midfielder Extremely talented midfielder who can score goals, assist and win bonus points.
    Klose: - Striker Has scored for fun in previous competitions. Could be top scorer in the competition if form continues.
    Ibrahimović: - Striker Prolific goalscorer. Though be aware Sweden have not traditionally gone far in international competition in recent years.


    Also recommended

    Goalkeepers

    Lehmann
    Buffon
    Casillas
    Coupet
    Ricardo
    Hildebrand
    Reina
    Van der Sar
    ÄŒech
    Isaksson
    Akinfeev
    Malafeev
    Fabiański

    Defenders

    Sergio Ramos
    Materazzi
    Oddo
    Cannavaro
    Panucci
    Sagnol
    Gallas
    Abidal
    Thuram
    Bosingwa
    Heitinga
    Evra
    Bouma
    Huth

    Midfielders

    Sneijder
    Quaresma
    Xavi
    Schweinsteiger
    Van der Vaart
    Pirlo
    Smolarek
    Simão
    Deco
    Robben
    Nani
    Modric
    Malouda
    De Rossi
    Nasri
    Kranjčar


    Forwards/Strikers

    Henry
    Toni
    Van Nistelrooy
    Villa
    Podolski
    Van Persie
    Huntelaar
    Koller
    Gómez
    Anelka
    Benzema
    Larsson
    Mutu
    Quagliarella
    Babel
    Nuno Gomes
    Baros
    Kuyt


    P.S. Some of these players may be subject to change because of injuries and final squad announcements. I recommend you keep checking your squads all the way up until the 7th of June when the first match kicks off.

    Hope this helps those of you that are unfamiliar with the sport out :)
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  3. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    Okay it's telling me that 717-203 is not a valid code for a private league.
  4. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Have PM'd you with the possible solution, Strilo :)
  5. Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master

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    May 19, 2002
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    Bah I should have filled in my name instead of first/last. :p
  6. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    I looked around and couldn't find Mexes on the new team thing. Dammit, he was one of my original defense choices.

    Plus, you can only pick two players from a country, which sucks for me (I had 3 Dutch and 3 Croatians) :p

    And I'll add Petric to the strikers. You're just being biased, Sie, because he knocked you out of the Qualifiers :p
  7. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Yes, Mexes has been dropped, as have a few other players I've listed. I'll remove them, then add some more tomorrow.

    And you're right about the no more than two players from the same country :oops: Edited to amplify that.
  8. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    Bah that SUCKS. Picking only two Germans makes this really unfun for me.
  9. DarthIntegral Manager Emeritus and SFTC August Megachamp

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    Jul 13, 2005
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    Alright, everyone afraid of losing and being embarassed by having the lowest score should join ... because I just did, and I'm fairly certain no one will do worse than me. :p
  10. Mustafar_66 Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2005
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    Joined. I may have one the FFUK league this year, but I doubt I'll do as well here. Not really up on internationals. I'm kind of like England really...
  11. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    There's an FF-UK league as well, BTW Mustafar.
  12. Kyptastic VIP

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    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    I'm in (Team Name: Bloc Party). I'm happy with my team, got a nice spread of quality throughout.
  13. halibut Ex-Mod and 2015 Celebrity Deadpool Winner

    Game Winner
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    I'm in. I can't lose in both, surely :p
  14. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Feb 4, 2002
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    What, like you did in the Premier League version this year? :p
  15. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Okay I am out. All my interest in this just went away.
  16. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    That's a shame, Strilo :( Hope you'll still be watching Euro 2008 and come by and discuss it with us [face_peace]
  17. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I entered a team Naboo. I started out with some players I really wanted to have, but of course that meant that I was out of money, so I didn't get a very strong midfield or offense. Also the fact that you could only have 2 players from one country complicated matters.
  18. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 31, 2005
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    Well I'm all signed up. Limiting to two per country was tough. My squad:

    1: Cech CZE 6.5 SWI
    2: Zambrotta ITA 8 NED
    3: Robert Kovac CRO 6.5 AUS
    4: Barzagli ITA 7 NED
    5: Sagnol FRA 7.5 ROU
    6: Ribéry FRA 11.5 ROU
    7: Ballack (C) GER 10.5 POL
    8: Robben NED 9 ITA
    9: Hamit Altintop TUR 7.5 POR
    10: Gómez GER 10 POL
    11: Olic; CRO 7 AUS
    12: Koller CZE 9 SWI

    EDIT: and Come one Strilo, sign up.
  19. Kyptastic VIP

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    Sep 10, 2005
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    My Team

    1: Lehmann GER 7.5
    2: Zambrotta ITA 8
    3: Carvalho POR 7.5
    4: ?imunić CRO 6.5
    5: Kadlec CZE 5.5
    6: Camoranesi ITA 8.5
    7: Smolarek POL 8.5
    8: Cristiano Ronaldo POR 14
    9: Polák CZE 7
    10: Klose (C) GER 11.5
    11: Anelka FRA 9.5
    12: Sergio García ESP 6
  20. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    My team:
    1: Lehmann GER
    2: Materazzi ITA
    3: Thuram FRA
    4: Sergio Ramos ESP
    5: Heitinga NED
    6: Ballack (C) GER
    7: Srna CRO
    8: Deco POR
    9: Robben NED
    10: Petriæ CRO
    11: Cassano ITA
    12: Koller CZE
  21. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    My Team:

    1. Akinfeev - RUS
    2. Sergio Ramos - ESP
    3. Bouma - NED
    4. Ooijer - NED
    5. Ronaldo (C) - POR
    6. Schweinsteiger - GER
    7. Nasri - FRA
    8. Sebastien Larsson - SWE
    9. Benzema - FRA
    10. Quagliarella - ITA
    11. Torres - ESP
    12. Gercaliu - AUS
  22. DarthIntegral Manager Emeritus and SFTC August Megachamp

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    Here's the last place team:

    1. Buffon, ITA
    2. Servet Çetin, TUR
    3. Friedrich, GER
    4. Senderos, SWI
    5. Juanito, ESP
    6. Cristiano Ronaldo, POR
    7. Schweinsteiger, GER
    8. João Moutinho, POR
    9. Henry, FRA
    10. Villa, ESP
    11. Di Natale, ITA
    12. Cabanas, SWI
  23. halibut Ex-Mod and 2015 Celebrity Deadpool Winner

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    Aug 27, 2000
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    1: Buffon ITA
    2: Carvalho POR
    3: van Bronckhorst NED
    4: Dellas GRE
    5: Ugur Boral TUR
    6: Ballack GER
    7: Fàbregas ESP
    8: Ribéry FRA
    9: Fuchs AUS
    10: Torres ESP
    11: Klose GER
    12: Saenko RUS
  24. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    1. Buffon
    2. Lahm
    3. Dellas
    4. Jankulovsky
    5. Capdevila
    6. Kallstrom
    7. Xabi Alonso
    8. de Jong
    9. Modric
    10. Klose
    11. Petric
    12. Huntelaar
  25. Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master

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    May 19, 2002
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    1: Akinfeev RUS
    3: Pepe POR
    4: Carvalho POR
    5: Kováč CZE
    6: Perrotta ITA
    7: Smolarek POL
    8: Pirlo ITA
    9: Ribéry FRA
    12: Klose (C) GER
    10: Petrić CRO
    11: Podolski GER
    2: Juanito ESP
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