Gameround 1 Review: Points Galore!

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

49 Goals, 47 assists, 47 Clean Sheets – and we’re only 7 days into the World Cup!

THE WINNERS

First up, our FiT Prize winners. A massive congratulations goes out to Gavin Rolston and his iTeam ‘Villa Champs’. A simply ridiculous score of 154 points was enough for Gavin to win the first World Cup 2014 Gameround prize. Well done, we will be in touch soon to sort out your £250 Amazon Voucher.

Our other winners:

GR1 FiT Quiz – Currently in 1st – Stephen Welch – 5030 F/c

GR1 F/c FREE COMP – 1st John Arne Riise – 500 F/c

GR1 F/c Comp Challenge – 1st John Arne Riise – 7580 F/c

GR1 F/c Comp Pro – 1st Benjamin Hoffman – 8558 F/c

Well done to all our other Quiz and Credit Comp winners.

The biggest winners of the round were the Dutch, with one of the best 2nd half performances I have ever witnessed. Daley Blind, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, racked up the FiT points and played every so well.

Individually, if it wasn’t for Brazil playing twice, then Thomas Muller, Karim Benzema and Arjen Robben would have been the top 3 attacking players. But, due to Brazil having a double gameweek, Neymar gate crashed the party with 14 points to go level with Robben. We also had a few players with that wonderful goal/cleansheet combo – Pablo Armero and Mats Hummels, who scored 14 points apiece. And finally, the endless supply of Mexico defenders registered back to back clean sheets in their double gameweek fixtures – 6 of their defenders and the outstanding GK, Ochoa, all managed 14 point hauls.

THE LOSERS

The biggest losers of the round were the Spanish. Expensive, expected to do well, but they let us down big time. Their defenders finished on -3, and superstars like Silva, Iniesta and Xavi, failed to register any attacking points. Next up, the Hondurans! This lot will struggle to arrange a friendly ever again – a sending off, a poor performance and some horrible tackling. Luckily, most of us had already avoided their players and piled on the French instead.

Individually, the big let downs for me were Lukaku, Ronaldo and Aguero. 3 players that were all struggling for fitness going into the tournament, and all 3 were below par. Hopefully, with a game now under their belts they will fair a lot better in round 2.

TEAM NEWS

Suspensions – A red card brings a mandatory one-game ban at the World Cup, but can be extended in the case of a sending-off for violent play.

Pepe

Maxi Pereira

Wilson Palacios

This data is collated by us here at FiT, we use the most reliable sources we can for this information, but we cannot guarantee it will be 100% accurate as sometimes clubs and managers don’t give accurate information about their players.

Injuries

Ivan Franjic

Fabio Contrao

Godfrey Oboabona

Doubts

Andre Almeida

Andrea Barzagli

Hashem Beikzadeh

Matt Besler

Mattia De Sciglio

Mats Hummels

Danijel Pranjic

Samuel Eto’o

Gianluigi Buffon

David De Gea

Daniele De Rossi

Luka Modric

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Yohan Cabaye

Arturo Vidal

Your GR2 transfers will be with you at around 11.30am today.

Here’s our FiT tip for using your transfers – try and find the next bandwagon (Spanish backlash) rather than joining the current one! If you sign Muller/RvP/Robben/Benzema, you’re probably not going to catch/overtake your rivals. Dare to be different?

Best of luck in round 2.

Fantasy iTeam

This post was written by FiT Admin

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