Thursday, 29 July 2010

Join The Blog Leagues!


AM Blog League One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight is open for business! THIS IS THE FINAL BLOG LEAGUE!!!

Apologies for those who wanted to be in the one of the first 7 leagues - no matter what time I put the leagues up it will be unsuitable to some time-zones in the world, and I also didn't expect them to fill up so quickly.

Unfortunately my main team can only be in the first 3 leagues as I'm already in my own private league + Jeremy & Neal's private league, which = 5 (maximum). The 5 blog leagues that follow will be on my 2nd Yahoo ID, meaning you won't get to challenge my team directly, but you'll get a place in the Cup competitions.

The team I'll be running in leagues 4 to 8 will be AM Blog Team [AM.Blog], which is the team I want us to pick as a group each week via discussions in the chat room on Friday nights/Saturday mornings. More on that later...

AM Blog League 1
Group ID#: 113
Password: yahoo

AM Blog League 2
Group ID#: 115
Password: yahoo

AM Blog League 3
Group ID#: 116
Password: fantasy

AM Blog League 4
Group ID#: 2238
Password: yahoo

AM Blog League 5
Group ID#: 2923
Password: fantasy

AM Blog League 6
Group ID#: 3639
Password: yahoo

AM Blog League 7
Group ID#: 6352
Password: yahoo

AM Blog League8
Group ID#:7967
Password: yahoo 

Be quick, and PLEASE don't join more than one league, even if you have multiple teams, as it's unfair on others (Tekno, I'm looking at you!). Once League 8 is full I'll check for duplicate teams and remove any naughty people, but it will be the FINAL LEAGUE.

One other thing...some people have suggested adding [AM.Blog] after their team name to follow the likes of the excellent www.Starting11.com (S11) and the mysterious HKBFF.NET (hkbff.net), so we can identify reader's teams on the leaderboard. Sounds like a great idea to me, so I'll be following suit with the team name AM FC [AM.Blog]

Cheers,
AM

105 comments:

Assistant Manager said...

Wow, 25 teams in Blog League 1 already, only 10 minutes from first announcing it on Facebook!

lucidswirl said...

will this work out still if i am going to join neal and jeremy's too?

Assistant Manager said...

Yes, the 2 are separate Lucidwirl, but you can only join a maximum of 5 private leagues on 1 Yahoo ID.

Tekn0 said...

HAHA! ;D

Sure. =)

I'm going to join the 7th Blog League. =D

Birty said...

I'm in at #51.

Zigic is the first week bargain.

Anonymous said...

so how exactly do you change your team name again?

Anonymous said...

Under the Home button - edit my team settings

kwyjibo said...

Made it into the first group...#88. Going fast!

macgill said...

already full. wow that went fast. didn't make it in to the first one

Ian Sanderson said...

Anyone know which point allocations have changed, can't recall the GK getting win/draw bonus and -2 for loss.
Hopefully someone has a better memory than me.

Kavedas said...

we need another group AM

Assistant Manager said...

Blog League 2 details above!

Ian - Point scoring is exactly the same as far I can tell, see last seasons post on 27th July 2009 re: scoring

http://yahoofantasyfootballuk.blogspot.com/2009/07/rule-change-scoring.html

Saul said...

Giovanni Dos Santos just scored for Tottenham, Crouch assist. Hummm, would be interesting to see if Rednapp has big plans for him this season, he had a great world cup but with Tottenham's squad I don't know if there's a place for him. What do you Spurs fans think?

Saul said...

...but then again I don't see Dos Santos in the Tottenham roster. Where is he?

Saul said...

and Bale is playing like the BEAST he was last season.

bean said...

@Saul - I'm not a spurs fan, but I think you're right, doubt there's a place for him with Lennon, Bale, Kranjcar, Modric & Bentley(even though he's injured atm) to compete with. and he's not in the YFF game

bean said...

maybe Gio is going out on loan again, or for sale

Saul said...

Not to mention Palacios, O'Hara, THudd, Jenas and even D. Rose but I think there's a possibility to play Dos Santos as a forward though.

bean said...

then he's competing with Defoe, Crouch, Pav, & possibly Keane if he stays. I'm just not sure he's really cut out for the premier league (yet) even if he does get some starts

Saul said...

I think Spurs have an exellent team. young, experienced and skilled. Midfield is top notch, even the bench is good. Hell even the forwards in Defoe, Pavy, Crouch, Keane and 1 more...they must get 1 more killer finisher and i think he should be Fabiano.

Saul said...

@AM - I have 2 separate accounts and without thinking I joined "AM Blog League 1" with one, and "AM Blog League 2" with another. Is there any way you can delete my second team on "AM Blog League 2" so that others have a chance to join? Thanks and I apologize for not thinking of others. I'm under "Catrachos Locos", if you know a way I can cancel myself out of the league please let me know. Thanks

Anonymous said...

the Dreamteam is up in league 20!
That was damn fast AM, the first league filled up faster than a Spanish waiter out of Liverpool...

Pauly

Assistant Manager said...

No worries Saul, I've removed your 2nd team!

Saul said...

Thanks AM.

Anonymous said...

Just noticed that Owen Hargreaves is down as injured with "no return date" on the PhysioRoom.com site
That's something of a surprise as he actually came on in the last game of last season for 10 mins.
Hopefully he'll get another 10 mins this season too.
I'm beginning to feel sorry for the guy

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else finding it difficult to get a decent all round team?

LC (FC Hebrew Latino)

Mark said...

AM, I hope you don't mind this...

I created a La Liga for folks here to join if anyone wants too, I guess it can be the "official" La Liga league if no one (AM?) objects.

ID: 371
PW: yahoo

http://uk.superliga.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football

Maybe we can get a number going there too, just for fun.

macgill said...

just to make things a little cleaner. should us readers/commentors put [YFF.AM] after our names or [AM.blog]? I've seen both and it's a little confusing. I thought maybe we should have a universal one.

greginho said...

mark i am joining the spanish league right now.

anyone know who will start in alex's spot for chelsea? i have bale, but would rather go down, then i could go up from rodellega.

Kellz said...

@Bean: Is the Twolight Zone back up? And if so whats the pass and group id?

Also is there some one making the AM Blog regulars group again?

Thanks guys

greginho said...

mark hughes is a great signing for fulham. he does great with midtable teams. he does better than with all of the billionaires. i don't see a let off with him coming in. he has just been playing 4-3-3. that will be very difficult with fulham's squad.

Anonymous said...

Created a fantasy EPL on espn. Group name is "Dboys", and it doesn't require a password.
ESPN fantasy is more complex than YFF. The rules are similar to that of the previous world cup.

bean said...

@Kellz - found your email from last year, hopefully you're still using that one. I just emailed you the id and passwd. let me know if you don't get it. cheers.

DJ PIGG said...

Excellent, thanks for setting up the leagues, AM!

I'm in league 2 as Eintracht Glasgow. I may also create another team, Red Star Clydebank, if my work's private league happens again this season.

However, I won't sign RSC up for any league here in order that other teams can sign up.

Anonymous said...

Excellent stuff AM. I reckon you might have to set up another 20 leagues though!

I've only been looking for about an hour, but all these new signings makes it very easy to pick a heavyweight team...

Irons.

Saul said...

@bean - can I get in on the AM Blog regulars group? My e-mail is smunguia1984@gmail.com if you can send me the user/password. If not possible, thanks anyways mate.

bean said...

@Irons - very easy to pick a heavyweight team? really?

bean said...

@Saul - i sent Kellz info for a group called Twilight Zone, I'm not the one setting up AM Blog Regulars, though i would be happy to if no one else is...

Mark said...

@greginho:

Thanks for joining. If you know anyone else who wants to play, send them word. I'm hoping we can get some more people in the league (and hopefully Serie A/Ligue 1) so we can run some Cups there too.

Anyone is welcome to join up. Info the La Liga blog league is a few comments up.

Anonymous said...

@bean - not heavyweight all round granted. At the moment though my heavyweights are:

Bale, Koscielny, Hitz, Silva, Lamps, Drogba, Chamakh, Jovanovic(?!).

Kirk, Rafael, Nolan being the fillers..

Irons

Saul said...

I'm in too Mark although I'm not too familiar with La Liga players but it shall be interesting.

Anonymous said...

There's a few more good 'uns as well, J. Boateng being one.

Irons

Saul said...

Bean - I'd be interested in joining Twilight Zone if there's still room or no bother. Would make the game more fun to have more competition.

Maxer said...

i don't know what time is it at your place.. but it's 9am here in Malaysia.. and the second yff blog league is already full.. :(.. please AM create the third league, i haven't join any..

Maxer

Saul said...

hahaha Maxer. it appears to be 2 am in England so you'll have to wait a few hours, poor AM's gotta rest you know lol.

Maxer said...

haha.. yeah saul.. AM is working while i'm sleeping.. :p.. nvm, i will wait.. he's still gonna have 6 league to join btw.. :).. anyway, how your team doing atm?..

Maxer

Saul said...

@Maxer - It's too confusing to deal with atm so I'm just gonna wait till the first game gets closer to have a better idea, too complicated to guess starters right now. So far only sure players to stay are Tevez, Bale, and maybe Nani but we'll see.

Anonymous said...

nooooo, both leagues are full :(((

Calucifer.

Mark said...

@Saul:

That's cool. La Liga isn't my strongest game, usually do poorer there compared to the rest, although still seems decent enough overall.

After the season I found the site below. It is a blog dedicated to the La Liga game. I think many of the followers do very well overall from what I gathered. It is in Spanish though. However they seem to do what AM and Neal/Jeremy do for the EPL game. I'm in their EPL league too and joined a La Liga group of theirs, already rapidly filling up there, like the EPL leagues here!

It might be useful for reference, I plan on checking it out this year, worth a shot. Can't make me do any worse (hope not anyway!)

http://superliga-yahoo.blogspot.com/

chico said...

Yes, when is the next league going to open....I want to join....

GunnerArt said...
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GunnerArt said...

Sucks for me to be living in a different time zone (in Asia). I've been checking this site daily for the last year and I 've wanted to join League 1 all this time but missed it because I was asleep =(

I really don't mean to bitch because AM's been doing a great job but I wish there had been some sort of advanced notice re. when the League details would be announced or perhaps there would be some sort of "pre-joining" lists whereby users won't get shafted just because they missed the post by a couple hours =/

Anyway, cheers to those who made the first two groups so far. I will keep a lookout for the other groups.

Sulldaddy said...

league #2 is full....guess I was too slow. looking forward to gettin the scoops and discussion for the full season from this group!

looking for group #3!

Anonymous said...

yup...league #2 is full...

JY said...

Aww.. League 2 is full as well. Your blog is so popular nowadays, good job AM keep it up. Can't wait to join League 3.

Ban said...

115 league are full! Oh no.. waiting for league3.. Wow! So excited

Assistant Manager said...

League 3 details above!

Maxer said...

great!.. i'm in! (league 3)..

team name: Asher_MaxTen

bean said...

@Saul - sent you the info..

Kavedas said...

Joined league 3 :)
AM : What competition you will make with the leagues ?

Anonymous said...

Joined league 3,

My team for week 1

Hart
verm, Dunne, Terry
Petrov, Cole , nzog, Modric, Fletcher
Mcfadden, Gabby

Singapore Lion

wongzyi said...

hkbff is a hong kong forum, where all the members discussing their team selection and do the player pick analysis with great sense.. they have been doing well in last 2 years where a lot member ranked among top 20

wongzyi said...

just joined league 3 btw.. team selection to be completed tomorrow

Alex Darlo said...

I am back, girlfriend has also again joined.

Gasper said...

Joined league 3. FC Modrej [AM.Blog]

Anonymous said...

AAAAArrrrrgggghhhh.

league 3 is full
C'mon give us 4 :)

Anonymous said...

AM, missed the boat again! Any chance you can give us a heads up before posting, say league 4 will be running at 4pm BST or some such so we can be ready?

Assistant Manager said...

Blog League 4 details are up now!

L'Orange Noir said...

Somehow managed to get into League 1...
Currently on
Jussi
Dunne, Kosc, Bosingwa
Adam, Silva, Malouda, Nani, Petrov
Rooney, Chamakh

Might well change before the big kick-off.

STLRam01 said...

Whew, got into league 4. Was worried last night, since I'm not home and needed to check this morning. Luckily London is 5 hours ahead of Pittsburgh.

Team Name: Donkwater Athletic

Anonymous said...

Just got up in time to join leeague 4! I am Invincible!

Irons.

Anonymous said...

Blog league 4 is full!

Anonymous said...

i missed all groups this year,just tried group 4 its full.will be here though to get information as usual.wish all the managers the best.

from supercoach.

Anonymous said...

MISSED ALL :( AM do something please

DeviLxDeviL said...

AM, group 4 is full as well.. please create another

Assistant Manager said...

Ok, that's the first 4 Blog Leagues full. I now need to go through to check nobody has joined twice, then details of the 5th will be revealed tomorrow around 9am UK Time

Anonymous said...

thanks alot AM ur the best lol. Also if someone has joined twied wld u post the league that wld have the new openings. thanks alot looking fwd to a great season.
LET THE MIND GAMES BEGIN


red eyes

chico said...

why not just open 5, 6 ,7 & 8 together as your blog league lot of people looking to join. until now also not able to join.

DeviLxDeviL said...

AM, Blog League 5 password is incorrect..

Assistant Manager said...

DxD - sorry, I spelt 'fantasy' wrong! The password above should now work, but let me know if you have any issues.

DeviLxDeviL said...

Ok, thanks AM. Phewww glad i can join this group.

chico said...

Finally manage to join league 5.......i think the response is really overwhelming....

Anonymous said...

@Mark

I am joining your Superliga group
Would be happy if there any AM version english website for this fantasy :)

-pupus-

Douche bag United said...

HI AM

Looking forward to the new season but I can't log on to the league 5 fantasy isn't working : (

Douchebag United said...

Forget the last post

BERBATOV UNITED FC [AM.Blog] said...

Good morning AM,

Can you please let me know whether there will be more groups cause I was at the seaside till now and I am unable to join any group?

maxx said...

full again ...

Assistant Manager said...

League 6 is open!

Anonymous said...

WORLD ELITE GROUP

ID:582
PSWD:3011345

Anonymous said...

Spanish group

id: 2680
pass: espaƱa

Anonymous said...

looks like you need to open up league 7 AM,league 6 is full.

Assistant Manager said...

There is 1 space left in League 5 after someone dropped out!

I'll now wait until later in the week to list League 7's details to ensure people who're away on holiday etc get a chance to join. Keep checking back!

Stevo said...

Any thought on Zigic ~ New Birmingham Fwd and Beckford ~ Everton Fwd

GTR34 said...

Holy crap - I've lost me memory lol. How do I join a blog league? Thanks.

Assistant Manager said...

Hey GTR - Go to the homepage of YFF and then go

Groups > Join Group

It will then ask you for the Group ID and password

p.s. There is 1 space in Group 3 and 1 space in Group 5 after someone dropped out, be quick!

GTR34 said...

OK, thanks AM:)

GTR34 said...

Group 3 and 5 are now full, as is group 7:( Thanks for the advice, but I'll have to see if you release 8.

It's a good thing really, as it's testament to how popular your site has become. Well done:)

Ban said...

full!!!! group 7

Assistant Manager said...

League 8 details above...

Ban said...

Finally! Finally I wait till 4am here and get it in League 8!!! Thanks AM

Jugger said...

Yay got into League 8. Hurrah - nearly missed out. Thanks.

Geobfree said...

AM
just missed out on #8
What can I do?
Was looking for your blog for weeks but had your last WC blog saved on my desk top and didn't know until 1/2 hr ago you were blogging EPL again.Really sad if I miss out on your blog league this year, consider me if anyone drops

HPT said...

Dear AM,
Can u plz create #9??
Your blog is so good and i just want to be a part of it....plzzz and thanks

Z said...

Dear AM,

I've been following AM Blog since a few weeks ago. Thanks for the hard work. And, I agree with other managers. Please open the Group #9, please?

Thanks

Ctzy2s said...

I am not able to join group 8. it say incorrect password

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