Building a dream team. It’s a fantasy pursuit.

Building a dream team. It’s a fantasy pursuit.

Look online or in any print media outlet and you will see the same thing; play our Fantasy Football league! Using a point’s based system on how a player performs the team gets a weekly overall score.  The team is usually made up of players from a league with the Premier League being the most used at present. The format was devised in 1971 and remains incredibly popular heightening the season’s excitement for fans and adding another dimension to the game as a whole. Building a football team is much like building any working team and requires constant work and dedication. This is why many managers decide to undertake leadership training like that provided by Scrum Master Training Dublin company

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Back to the football team, there are some pretty simple rules to follow;

  1. You have a budget that cannot be exceeded.
  2. You can only have 3 players from the same team.
  3. You must have 2 Goal keepers, 6 defenders, 6 Midfielders and 3 strikers.
  4. Points are scored in a variety of ways based on the performance of the player. This can be:
  • Playing in a match for over 60 minutes.
  • Scoring a goal.
  • Making a certain number of saves.
  • Assisting with a goal.
  • Keeping a clean sheet.
  • A Penalty save.

You can also be deducted points by any of the following ways.

  1. Conceding more than 1 goal.
  2. Getting a yellow or red card.
  3. Missing a penalty.
  4. Conceding an own goal.

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This is a pretty simple system and critics of it point out that it puts to heavy an emphasis on goals and assists. Therefore it is advisable to find out which defenders take penalties, corners or who get forward a lot as the benefits of them keeping a clean sheet are outweighed by this. It also means that a certain type of player, such as a holding midfielder, who would normally be considered world class and could grace any major club side, is generally ignored. An example of this is the exceptional N’Golo Kante. Widely considered to be one of the major player factors in Leicester City’s 2016 League success because of his ability to break up play and stop attacks higher up the pitch Kante is excluded because he rarely scores or makes the final pass that results in a goal. Whereas Ryiad Mahrez of the same team that year was a success even though he rarely played beyond 70 minutes or had many touches or possession of the ball.

Modern technology now allows us to track much more of a player’s game. On some sophisticated systems points can be award, or deducted, for the amount of ground covered, how many touches the player has, how many passes they make and complete, how many tackles made or fouls conceded in addition to the ones above.



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