2020 UEFA European Championship (June 11 - July 11, 2021) (2 Viewers)

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So who y'all rooting for?

I suppose out of the favorites, I like France - not at all because I'm some francophile or something, I just like some of their players and how they play.

Sentimental favorite is the Scots. That would be cool if they could advance. I don't know enough about them but saw some analysis that they have a good manager and are playing well.

France for me, my sister moved there almost 4 years ago now....
 
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If you’re playing fantasy here’s a couple of roster rules that you may not realize (I didn’t):

1. Transfers in and out of your team close for each “match day” - which in a group tournament means the game (e.g. game 1) for the whole tournament, all groups. So match day 1 takes a few days. A new transfer window will open for the next match day.

2. Subs! You can make a sub after a player has played. Unlike in other formats where a player who has played is locked into your scoring, here it is the opposite - after a player has played (but before a sub has played) you can elect to reject the starter’s points and sub in to try to get more. But then you are stuck with whatever points that player gets. This means that you’re better off choosing to start a player that plays earlier than the other choice - so you have the option of making the substitution.
 

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If you’re playing fantasy here’s a couple of roster rules that you may not realize (I didn’t):

1. Transfers in and out of your team close for each “match day” - which in a group tournament means the game (e.g. game 1) for the whole tournament, all groups. So match day 1 takes a few days. A new transfer window will open for the next match day.

2. Subs! You can make a sub after a player has played. Unlike in other formats where a player who has played is locked into your scoring, here it is the opposite - after a player has played (but before a sub has played) you can elect to reject the starter’s points and sub in to try to get more. But then you are stuck with whatever points that player gets. This means that you’re better off choosing to start a player that plays earlier than the other choice - so you have the option of making the substitution.
Worth noting that you can also switch who your captain is, so similarly, if your captain plays in the first game in a 'matchday' and sucks the place up, you can switch that to someone who plays in a later game.

And there's also the wildcard and limitless things. The wildcard lets you make unlimited transfers (it's two transfers per matchday with one carryover during the group stage otherwise), in a normal way (so subject to budget and keeping the players transferred in). And the limitless one lets you go nuts and make transfers regardless of budget for one matchday, with your squad then reverting back afterwards. One use only for each.
 
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Worth noting that you can also switch who your captain is, so similarly, if your captain plays in the first game in a 'matchday' and sucks the place up, you can switch that to someone who plays in a later game.

And there's also the wildcard and limitless things. The wildcard lets you make unlimited transfers (it's two transfers per matchday with one carryover during the group stage otherwise), in a normal way (so subject to budget and keeping the players transferred in). And the limitless one lets you go nuts and make transfers regardless of budget for one matchday, with your squad then reverting back afterwards. One use only for each.

Good to know!
 
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So @Arathrael, I get the sense that all of Europe is thrilled to have this tournament happening, finally some respite from Covid, yes?
 
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What was that? ? Remote controlled VW brought the ball out to midfield. ha
 
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So FYI when you see ESPN post start times, they’re including 30 minutes of pregame.
 

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Yay. Spinazzola w/ the assist i guess ???

Been on pins w/ him and Insigne getting plenty of touches but no clear opportunities.

Btw...is Insigne 5 ft tall? that dude is tiny out there.
 

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What a flub by keeper on that clearance - and ends up at the diminutive feet of Insigne.
 

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Strong performance from the Italians. Mancini has this team playing on another level. A level we haven't seen since the 06 WC from Lippi. I think we can finally say Italian soccer is back, but it's taken 10 years since. Insigne, Immobile and Verratti, what a dynamic trio that was but the Seria B team Pescara back in the 11-12 season.
 

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