2018 SFCU Fantasy A-League competition


#1

The Fox Sports A-League Fantasy Competition is on line again. The website is here…

https://fantasy.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/classic/#login

My login and password from last year still worked but if you are a new use you can join by clicking the “Play Now” button and following the prompts.

The software will insist that you form a team before letting you register, if you are pressed for time just select the Auto Team Select button and the software will automatically select a team for you. You have unlimited transfers between now and Game Day One so you can always came back at a later time and fine tune your selection without penalty.

Another peculiarity of the software is that it will only let you field a 4-4-2 formation at first. Don’t worry about this, fill out the team sheet including the bench and then you can sub a midfielder or attacker for a defender and the software will automatically adjust the formation to 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 depending on your choices.

I have created a league called SFCU and you can join this league by going here…

https://fantasy.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/classic/#classic/leagues

…then clicking the “Join A League” button, entering TVXLVH9Y into the Code text box and clicking Search.

Rules of the SFCU League

The following are rules specific to the SFCU League. As per last year there will a Yellow Card and Red Card system

Yellow Card Offences

  • No MVFC players. If you have selected a MVFC player you will be issued a yellow card and will have one round to remove that player. One yellow will be issued per round.

  • Insufficient Sydney FC players. You must have a minimum on three Sydney FC players in your team.

  • Anyone selecting Brendon Santalab will be issued with Yellow Card.

  • Anyone selecting Iacopo La Rocca will be issued with a Yellow Card.

Red Card Offences

  • Anyone selecting Brendon Santalab as Captain will be issued with a Red Card.

  • Anyone selecting Iacopo La Rocca as Captain will be issued with a Red Card.

Rules of the Fox Fantasy League

The Rules and the allocation of Points for the Fantasy League can be found here…

https://fantasy.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/classic/#help/terms

Please note the following

  • The Salary Cap is a very generous 3 million dollars but remember, you have to have good players on the bench for each of the Defender, Midfielder and Attacker positions.

  • The trick with these leagues is guess who will score more fantasy points than any other player and then assign them as your captain. Last year that was Milos Ninkovic but there are some quality foreign signings this year who will challenge him for that position.

Honour Roll

2014/15 Neckbeard - (Rieper)

2015/16 New York Citney FC - (Belldiouf)

2016/17 Clovis United - (Clovis)

2017/18 Homiesters -


#2

We obviously have the old forum shenanigans to blame, but there are only 8 players in the league out of the usual 100+. Last year I didn’t join the SFCU league until round 2 or 3 (though I had a fantasy team in round 1), and my SFCU league points didn’t include the rounds before I joined. So everyone should join ASAP!


#3

I can reset the SFCU League so the competition starts in Round 2 rather than Round 1. This is a poorly explained option in the management section, so I am not sure what effect this will have but given that the forum problems have hampered promotion of the SFCU Fantasy League, I might select the Round 2 option and see what happens.

Handy hints for Round 1 - Do not select Roy O’Donovan he is serving a lengthy ban for not kicking Kevin Muscat in the head in the Grand Final. Also, Trent Buhagiar has done his ACL.


#4

Keep trying to make a team but click on add a player and just get the loading circle goign in circles for forever


#5

Didn’t have this problem myself, try Auto-selecting a team and then amending the team to what you want. Otherwise, try clearing your cache.


#6

Yep, definitely something wrong there. Same problem for me across all devices.

@Clovis, what browser/OS/device were you using when it worked?


#7

I’m just using Safari on an iPad


#8

I had the same issues described above using chrome and firefox on my Mac, and using chrome on work Surface. Think I finally ended up getting it to work on Microsoft Edge on my Surface.

Was very frustrating. I almost packed it in.


#9

This is a bump to remind people that the SFCU Fantasy Football League is up and running and will not start being competitive until Round 2. So join now if you want to be part of the league.

You can join the SFCU league by going here…

https://fantasy.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/classic/#classic/leagues

…then clicking the “Join A League” button, entering TVXLVH9Y into the Code text box and clicking Search.

Full instructions are in the first post of this thread.


#10

I’ve spotted this thread too late and had Honda in my team for two weeks. Can I join up if I transfer him out and take a points penalty for his total?


#11

Not a problem.


#12

Apologies for the lateness of the Round 2 results. Work has been busy and also I experienced some of the connection problems mentioned in the postings above when I tried to access the Fantasy League Website on my PC.

As mentioned above, we are starting from Round 2 so there is just an Overall Leaders Board this week. Next week we will have the Top Ten for Round 3 as well as the Overall Leaders Board.

Overall Leaders Board

R2 Rank Name Points
1 Clovis United 67
2 Rogue Corgi 64
3 WAYNKER FC 64
4 New York Citney FC 62
5 Underachievers 60
5 Wizard of Woy Woy 60
7 CountArach XI 59
7 Fjmidln 59
9 FC Zoebonnie 58
10 mental fortitude 56
11 FTT123 54
12 Bunyip Beach FC 50
12 timotaeXI 50
14 Cactus Functus 48
15 Fighting Mongooses FC 0

And just quietly, I like the way the new forum automatically formats a copy and paste from Excel. Its a lot less work than previously.

Edited 2 Nov


#13

Wizard of Woy Woy coming in 6th. Love it


#14

Technically, your equal fifth.


#15

Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season - Round 3 - Ins and Outs

Melbourne City FC squad:
Ins:
39.Anthony LESIOTIS (promoted),
51.Idrus ABDULAHI (promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable:
6.Osama MALIK (calf),
11.Michael O’HALLORAN (hamstring)

Sydney FC squad:
Ins:
11.Daniel DE SILVA (promoted),
25.Joel KING (promoted).

Outs:
22.Siem DE JONG (6 weeks - hamstring)

Unavailable:
3.Ben WARLAND (foot – 6 weeks),
12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite),
19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite)

Wellington Phoenix squad:

Ins:
6.Dylan FOX (promoted)
15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad:
Ins:
7.Nick FITZGERALD (promoted),
13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
19.Mark BRIDGE (injury – four weeks)

Newcastle Jets squad:
Ins:
13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted),
32.Angus THURGATE (return from Young Socceroos)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
9. Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 6 rounds),
18. Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (illness – TBC),
24. Joe CHAMPNESS (foot – TBC)

Perth Glory squad:
Ins:
13.Matt SPIRANOVIC (promoted),
6.Dino DJULBIC (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
11.Brendon SANTALAB (hamstring – 1 week),
17.Diego CASTRO (hamstring – 1-2 weeks),
21.Jacob ITALIANO (knee – 1-2 weeks)

Brisbane Roar FC squad:
Ins:
2.Dane INGHAM (returns from injury),
18.Joe CALETTI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – TBC)

Central Coast Mariners squad:
Ins:
7.Andrew HOOLE (return from injury),
18.Matt MILLAR (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (ACL),
Corey GAMEIRO (Hamstring)

Adelaide United squad:
Ins:
7.Ryan KITTO (returns from injury),
17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ (promoted),
31.Mirko BOLAND (returns from injury),
33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (returns from international duty)

Outs:
9.Baba DIAWARA (knee),
14.George BLACKWOOD (collar bone)

Unavailable: Nil


#16

Top Ten Leaders Board

R3 Rank Name Points
1 Cactus Functus 108
2 Clovis United 101
3 Wizard of Woy Woy 98
4 Rogue Corgi 95
5 mental fortitude 93
6 Underachievers 91
7 timotaeXI 89
8 FTT123 87
9 Fighting Mongooses FC 86
10 WAYNKER FC 85

Overall Leaders Board

R2 Rank R3 Rank Name Points Total
1 1 Clovis United 101 168
2 2 Rogue Corgi 95 159
6 3 Wizard of Woy Woy 98 158
16 4 Cactus Functus 108 156
7 5 Underachievers 91 151
4 6 Fighting Mongooses FC 86 150
11 7 mental fortitude 93 149
3 7 WAYNKER FC 85 149
5 9 New York Citney FC 80 142
12 10 FTT123 87 141
13 11 timotaeXI 89 139
9 11 Fjmidln 80 139
8 13 CountArach XI 78 137
14 14 Bunyip Beach FC 71 121
10 15 FC Zoebonnie 60 118
15 16 DMFC 58 93

#17

An overall low scoring round sees a lot of position changes in the overall leaders board.
Top Ten Leaders Board

Name Points Total
Cactus Functus 54 210
Fighting Mongooses FC 52 202
New York Citney FC 51 193
Bunyip Beach FC 51 172
timotaeXI 49 188
Fjmidln 49 188
Underachievers 47 198
DMFC 44 137
Wizard of Woy Woy 43 201
CountArach XI 43 180

Overall Leaders Board - Round 4

R3 Rank R4 Rank Name Points Total
4 1 Cactus Functus 54 210
1 2 Clovis United 35 203
6 3 Fighting Mongooses FC 52 202
3 4 Wizard of Woy Woy 43 201
2 5 Rogue Corgi 42 201
5 6 Underachievers 47 198
9 7 New York Citney FC 51 193
11 8 timotaeXI 49 188
12 9 Fjmidln 49 188
8 10 WAYNKER FC 33 182
13 11 CountArach XI 43 180
7 12 mental fortitude 30 179
10 13 FTT123 37 178
14 14 Bunyip Beach FC 51 172
16 15 DMFC 44 137
15 16 FC Zoebonnie 19 137

#18

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad

Ins:
18.Marc TOKICH (promoted),
28.Roly BONEVACIA (promoted),
33.Tate RUSSELL (promoted)

Outs:
13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (not selected)

Unavailable:
6.Kosta GROZOS (injury - two weeks),
12.Ruon TONGYIK (injury – three weeks),
19.Mark Bridge (injury – four weeks) ,
34.Patrick ZIEGLER (injury – one week)

Newcastle Jets squad:

Ins:
11.Mitch AUSTIN (promoted),
23.Matt RIDENTON (return from injury),
28.Pat LANGLOIS (promoted)

Outs:
14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – 3 weeks)

Unavailable:
9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 4 rounds),
14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – 3 weeks),
18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (illness - TBC),
24.Joe CHAMPNESS (foot – TBC)

Wellington Phoenix squad:

Ins:
9. Nathan BURNS (promoted)
13. Liberato CACACE (promoted)

Outs:
Nil

Unavailable:
Nil

Adelaide United squad:

Ins:
5.Taylor REGAN (promoted),
17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ (promoted),
32.Carlo ARMIENTO (promoted)

Outs:
31.Mirko BOLAND (hamstring)

Unavailable:
9.Baba DIAWARA (knee),
14.George BLACKWOOD (collar bone)

Brisbane Roar FC squad:

Ins:
13.Stefan MAUK (returns from injury),
15.Stefan NIGRO (promoted),
18.Joe CALETTI (promoted)

Outs:
2.Dane INGHAM (quad – 1 week)

Unavailable:
10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – TBC)

Melbourne City FC squad:

Ins:
21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted),
26.Luke BRATTAN (promoted),

Outs:
Nil

Unavailable:
6.Osama MALIK (calf),
11.Michael O’HALLORAN (hamstring)

Sydney FC Squad:

Ins:
25.Joel KING (promoted)

Outs:
Nil

Unavailable:
3.Ben WARLAND (foot – 5 weeks),
12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite),
19. Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite),
22.Siem DE JONG (4 weeks - hamstring)

Perth Glory squad:

Ins:
11.Brendon SANTALAB (returns from injury),
16.Tomislav MRCELA (returns from suspension),
17.Diego CASTRO (returns from injury)

Outs:
25.Walter SCOTT

Unavailable:
23.Scott NEVILLE (ankle – 1-2 weeks)

Central Coast Mariners squad:
Ins:
4.Jake McGING (promoted),
6.Tom HIARIEJ (promoted), 1
9.Matt SIMON (return from injury),

Outs:
10.Tommy OAR (knee)

Unavailable:
2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (ACL),
21.Corey GAMEIRO (calf)


#19

Top Ten Leader Board - Round 5

Name Points Total
Fighting Mongooses FC 68 270
Rogue Corgi 53 254
Cactus Functus 49 259
Fjmidln 49 237
WAYNKER FC 49 231
Underachievers 45 243
Wizard of Woy Woy 40 241
Bunyip Beach FC 40 212
FTT123 39 217
Clovis United 38 241

Overall Leaders Board

R4 Rank R5 Rank Name Points Total
3 1 Fighting Mongooses FC 68 270
1 2 Cactus Functus 49 259
5 3 Rogue Corgi 53 254
6 4 Underachievers 45 243
4 5 Wizard of Woy Woy 40 241
2 6 Clovis United 38 241
9 7 Fjmidln 49 237
10 8 WAYNKER FC 49 231
7 9 New York Citney FC 27 220
8 10 timotaeXI 31 219
13 11 FTT123 39 217
11 12 CountArach XI 36 216
14 13 Bunyip Beach FC 40 212
12 14 mental fortitude 29 208
16 15 FC Zoebonnie 30 167
15 16 DMFC 28 165

#20

Those Fighting Mongooses go alright. :slightly_smiling_face: