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Albert
After a successful Starting 11 fantasy MLS 2017. We are back for more in 2018. Below are this season's codes.
I've rushed this posting to get it out there. Sorry about the typo mistake on the title heading, I don't know how to amend it.
Hope to fine tune it soon.
But, please sign up asap. The competition goes live in 2 weeks. I've no doubt we'll have another well supported couple of leagues.

Starting 11 Classic ... 3FZ36X6A
Starting 11 Head to Head ... V5SX5UZJ (max 22 teams)
RAPID
Should ask PO to correct the title again! laugh.gif
Albert
Four managers from last season have signed up so far.
Albert
I'm a touch surprised Starting 11 managers haven't taken the step into MLS for 2018.

Should the uptake remain low (currently 4), there are two options. 'Pull the plug' on the competition or my preferred route would be to open it to the greater USA public. Last season we allowed players from MLS Fantasy Boss to make the numbers up.
We already have some big names signed up. Ireland's Pathetico Morbid who was denied the 2017 mid-season winners prize. Plus we have an owner of the UK's leading Premier League Forum 'Fantasy Football 247'.

Because of the success of this competition in 2017, I'd like to think we can do the same for 2018.

SuarezPower
I have registered again but yet to join league, will get it done before deadline. ( 8 days?).. Quite busy time
RAPID
Just correct the title please! sleep.gif
Albert
I hear you Rapid. Message sent to Peter O and yourself smile.gif
Albert
That's better! Now heading in the right direction with a third of the Head to Head places taken. I increased the limit to a maximum of 30 teams. The Classic is unlimited.
RAPID
Hey Albert, don't worry! There's nothing to do with you being smart or not... It's just the fact that the topic starter can't change the title on his own! wink.gif
Albert
Into the final week before the big kick off and the Starting 11 Leagues are growing in numbers.
Classic ... 13 teams
Head to Head ... 14 teams

Super to see bp9000 join. A consistently good FMLS Manager.
Albert
I have added our League codes to MLS Fantasy Boss Live Chat and to the MLS Reddit Community. I very much expect both leagues to swell in numbers.
To the Starting 11 members who wish to sign up, please don't delay. MLS goes live 1800hrs, Saturday 3rd March (UK time).
Remember, the Head to Head league has a game limit of 30 teams. It's currently at 15 players.
Albert
Absolutely delighted to announce that this season's Starting 11 Leagues host some of the top fantasy managers. I'll name a few;- Last seasons half way winner, Pathetico Morbid. Mito 21 and Inittowinit from Fantasy Football 247. From MLS Fantasy Boss we have Canadian manager Oldergoaler and several others from the USA, bitNomad and BlacknRed, to name just two. Last, but not least, we have Starting 11's bp9000.
It promises to be a great season in the Starting 11 Leagues.
Peterorange
QUOTE (Albert @ Feb 22 2018, 11:53 AM) *
I'm a touch surprised Starting 11 managers haven't taken the step into MLS for 2018.

Should the uptake remain low (currently 4), there are two options. 'Pull the plug' on the competition or my preferred route would be to open it to the greater USA public. Last season we allowed players from MLS Fantasy Boss to make the numbers up.
We already have some big names signed up. Ireland's Pathetico Morbid who was denied the 2017 mid-season winners prize. Plus we have an owner of the UK's leading Premier League Forum 'Fantasy Football 247'.

Because of the success of this competition in 2017, I'd like to think we can do the same for 2018.

I'll be in, looking forward to it smile.gif thumbsup.gif.
bp9000
QUOTE (Albert @ Feb 25 2018, 02:36 AM) *
Super to see bp9000 join. A consistently good FMLS Manager.

QUOTE (Albert @ Feb 26 2018, 06:13 AM) *
Absolutely delighted to announce that this season's Starting 11 Leagues host some of the top fantasy managers. I'll name a few;- Last seasons half way winner, Pathetico Morbid. Mito 21 and Inittowinit from Fantasy Football 247. From MLS Fantasy Boss we have Canadian manager Oldergoaler and several others from the USA, bitNomad and BlacknRed, to name just two. Last, but not least, we have Starting 11's bp9000.
It promises to be a great season in the Starting 11 Leagues.

Cheers Albert, thanks for setting up the S11 league again this season! I haven't had a chance to look at the rule changes yet, but if it still has unlimited transfers and dynamic scoring like last season that will be wonderful thumbsup.gif
hsctitans
I'm in.

Thanks for setting this up.
Albert
Finally, it's the big day. I have now closed the H2H to generate the fixtures. Now available for viewing. The Classic League remains open.

Head to Head .. 22 managers
Classic ...... 20 managers
Albert
Day One star of the show ... SuarezPower FC smile.gif
SuarezPower
QUOTE (Albert @ Mar 4 2018, 09:03 AM) *
Day One star of the show ... SuarezPower FC smile.gif

Yes, good start, all things considered, but on a plus side Giovinco getting 5pts without assist/goal is okay. I can't see myself switching cap much from Gio but I know many will have Lodeiro capped.. Just need my Vancouver attackers to get something today and over 80 should be a decent start.. My one regret is letting Senderos go just before lineups came out but Fabinho came close to matching him biggrin.gif
Albert
An Apology ...
For the past 5 or 6 MLS seasons, I've run two identical squads with a similar team name. To get to the point, I have been rumbled in a successful gameweek one for running more than one team. I have taken steps to change Team and Manager names, plus future player selections. The MLS website placed both teams in the Rapids Classic League and I could not alter the selection.
I'm in the process of apologising to MLS players
However, the consequences could well be my removal (Rules are Rules). I await the outcome. I sincerely hope the Starting 11 leagues remain active, no matter what.
Albert
p.s New team name is Armitage
SuarezPower
QUOTE (Albert @ Mar 5 2018, 08:39 AM) *
An Apology ...
For the past 5 or 6 MLS seasons, I've run two identical squads with a similar team name. To get to the point, I have been rumbled in a successful gameweek one for running more than one team. I have taken steps to change Team and Manager names, plus future player selections. The MLS website placed both teams in the Rapids Classic League and I could not alter the selection.
I'm in the process of apologising to MLS players
However, the consequences could well be my removal (Rules are Rules). I await the outcome. I sincerely hope the Starting 11 leagues remain active, no matter what.
Albert
p.s New team name is Armitage

It doesn't bother me whether you have 2 teams or up to 5 teams tongue.gif. Anyway it seems like hard work to keep control of more than 1 team with it being so hands on this season...
Albert
Noted SPower. I never gain any advantage by running two teams as they never meet in the H2H leagues. I never set out to have both teams in the Rapids Classic. That's the bleeding website dumping both teams in there.
And also, I'll never win anything to worry others. Steps are being taken by me prevent this happening again.
RAPID
QUOTE (SuarezPower @ Mar 5 2018, 12:07 PM) *
hard work to keep control of more than 1 team with it being so hands on this season...

MLS is very tough so I quitted after just one season! laugh.gif
bp9000
QUOTE (Albert @ Mar 5 2018, 12:39 AM) *
An Apology ...
For the past 5 or 6 MLS seasons, I've run two identical squads with a similar team name. To get to the point, I have been rumbled in a successful gameweek one for running more than one team. I have taken steps to change Team and Manager names, plus future player selections. The MLS website placed both teams in the Rapids Classic League and I could not alter the selection.
I'm in the process of apologising to MLS players
However, the consequences could well be my removal (Rules are Rules). I await the outcome. I sincerely hope the Starting 11 leagues remain active, no matter what.
Albert
p.s New team name is Armitage

No worries, Albert. Appreciate your efforts in setting up (and advertising) both the Classic & H2H leagues. thumbsup.gif

However, I've been looking at the scoring details and player price changes after week 1, and it looks like the FMLS admins have a lot of bugs to fix. laugh.gif
bp9000
QUOTE (RAPID @ Mar 5 2018, 10:36 AM) *
MLS is very tough so I quitted after just one season! laugh.gif

It'll be even tougher this year with the new "rolling transfer" system where there is no hard deadline, and players don't lock until just before their game starts. Such a "hands-on" format would be really difficult to manage with the time difference between North America and Russia agree.gif
bp9000
QUOTE (Albert @ Mar 5 2018, 01:34 AM) *
Noted SPower. I never gain any advantage by running two teams as they never meet in the H2H leagues. I never set out to have both teams in the Rapids Classic. That's the bleeding website dumping both teams in there.
And also, I'll never win anything to worry others. Steps are being taken by me prevent this happening again.

Did you use the same email address for both teams? Wondering why it is such a big deal to them unsure.gif
RAPID
QUOTE (bp9000 @ Mar 5 2018, 10:33 PM) *
Such a "hands-on" format would be really difficult to manage with the time difference between North America and Russia agree.gif

Not just that! It's tough even as solely a Fantasy Football game - sometimes you almost have no time to pick your team, let alone doing the searching... luck aside, you have to be skillful. One of the toughest FF games ever... I'd say the toughest! agree.gif

Still love MLS but as an observer now. smile.gif

TFC for the double? unsure.gif Predictions guys? thumbsup.gif
Albert
QUOTE (bp9000 @ Mar 5 2018, 07:36 PM) *
Did you use the same email address for both teams? Wondering why it is such a big deal to them unsure.gif

No, not the same email address. I used a similar team name, Stokie Bloke and Stokie Fella and fielded identical squads. An obvious mistake of mine that was open to complaint. Still actually trying to sort out my two public ID's on the site that's slow to respond. But, i'll get there.
Albert
Only three gameweeks into the new MLS season. Very pleased to report bp9000 and Albert have made it into the top 5 overall MLS placings.
Albert's second team is quietly close by (but we don't talk about that)
Albert
Taught a lesson on how to select a successful MLS team in gameweek 7 by bp9000. Well done Sir and may your momentum continue. Team Brian Coral is currently second in a very strong Classic League and eighth in the Head to Head.
bp9000
QUOTE (Albert @ Apr 15 2018, 10:02 PM) *
Taught a lesson on how to select a successful MLS team in gameweek 7 by bp9000. Well done Sir and may your momentum continue. Team Brian Coral is currently second in a very strong Classic League and eighth in the Head to Head.

Cheers Albert! Just to add, the team that leads the S11 Classic league is currently 3rd on the overall Fantasy MLS leaderboard.

The H2H league has been very competitive as I have lost 3 of my 7 matches, even whilst currently sitting at 13th overall in FMLS.
Peterorange
I don't get this...can anyone explain better?!

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Can you explain how you can wait to see if Melia gets a clean sheet and if he doesn't transfer in Seitz?
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MLS Fan
I found that odd, too, cause once a game has started, if you selected a player in that game, you're stuck w/him. Unless there's some weird mechanism where you can have two keepers?!?!
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Jeff Johnson
You put Melia in the keeper spot on your bench. If he does well, then simply leave a non-playing scrub in the starting keeper spot (or change out Seitz to a non-player) so that Melia will sub in at the end of the game week. If Melia does poorly, simply transfer Seitz into the starting keeper slot and as he plays you will take his score and leave Melia's on your bench. You can make any changes to the starting slot as long the player/team hasn't played yet.
PTC
QUOTE (Peterorange @ Apr 20 2018, 07:28 PM) *
I don't get this...can anyone explain better?!

This makes perfect sense if your squad has 3 goalkeepers and/or you have unlimited transfers.

If you have 3 'keepers:
1. Good 'keeper
2. Good 'keeper
3. Non-playing 'keeper

You put 'keeper 3 in your team, and have 1 and 2 as your bench 'keepers.
If bench 'keeper 1 scores well you leave your team as is and his points will come in to replace the non-playing 'keeper 3.
If bench 'keeper 1 scores badly you replace 'keeper 3 in your team with 'keeper 2.
bp9000
QUOTE (Peterorange @ Apr 20 2018, 04:28 PM) *
I don't get this...can anyone explain better?!

This link might be helpful:

MLS Fantasy Boss Modern Switcheroo
PTC
QUOTE (bp9000 @ Apr 20 2018, 08:57 PM) *
This link might be helpful:

MLS Fantasy Boss Modern Switcheroo

Easy. But could be a lot of work. biggrin.gif

Do you have unlimited transfers in this game?

bp9000
QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 20 2018, 06:08 PM) *
Easy. But could be a lot of work. biggrin.gif

Do you have unlimited transfers in this game?

Yes.
PTC
QUOTE (bp9000 @ Apr 20 2018, 09:10 PM) *
Yes.

Then I assume that a lot of people are doing this, time-consuming though it is.

I'm also assuming that they have no life. biggrin.gif
bp9000
QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 20 2018, 06:21 PM) *
Then I assume that a lot of people are doing this, time-consuming though it is.

I'm also assuming that they have no life. biggrin.gif

Yes waving2.gif laugh.gif
Peterorange
QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 21 2018, 12:59 AM) *
This makes perfect sense if your squad has 3 goalkeepers and/or you have unlimited transfers.

If you have 3 'keepers:
1. Good 'keeper
2. Good 'keeper
3. Non-playing 'keeper

You put 'keeper 3 in your team, and have 1 and 2 as your bench 'keepers.
If bench 'keeper 1 scores well you leave your team as is and his points will come in to replace the non-playing 'keeper 3.
If bench 'keeper 1 scores badly you replace 'keeper 3 in your team with 'keeper 2.


But it looks like we can only have two goalkeepers?

I just can't call it right at the moment, had a choice between dropping Besler or Opara to free up units and of course I kept no-show Opara sad.gif.
Peterorange
HELP!!!

"Team Substitutions

You are able to substitute players right up until the beginning of that player's match. Once the player's match has begun they will be locked out and changes cannot be made to that particular player until the end of that game week. You can substitute players who play in the same position or change your formation in accordance with the rules of a Valid Formation. Click on the substitute buttons for the two players you want to switch. You can substitute players for any position as long as it results in one of the allowed starting formations. "

I was reading a tips thing about playing one goalkeeper then bringing in the other if he doesn't score well. But above looks like you can't substitute a player once he has played???
bp9000
QUOTE (Peterorange @ May 4 2018, 04:18 PM) *
HELP!!!

"Team Substitutions

You are able to substitute players right up until the beginning of that player's match. Once the player's match has begun they will be locked out and changes cannot be made to that particular player until the end of that game week. You can substitute players who play in the same position or change your formation in accordance with the rules of a Valid Formation. Click on the substitute buttons for the two players you want to switch. You can substitute players for any position as long as it results in one of the allowed starting formations. "

I was reading a tips thing about playing one goalkeeper then bringing in the other if he doesn't score well. But above looks like you can't substitute a player once he has played???

What you need to do for this "keeperoo" ploy to work, is put an early-playing GK who you think might do well in the bench spot, and put the later playing GK who you also think may do well in the starter spot.

If the GK in your bench spot in fact does well, then you can drop your GK in the starting spot and replace with a scrub who you know won't play. Often there is a 4.0 GK with a bye who you can slot in starter spot. But even without you can look at the lineups before each game and find a 4.0 GK who is not in the 18 for that game.

If the GK in your bench spot scores poorly, then you have another bite of the cherry with the GK you had put in the starting spot.

I have done this the past 2 weeks with the Friday home game 'keeper: Marinovic 2 weeks ago and Bono this past week. Both earned a CS, so I was then able to switch out my "atarting" GK for a cheap scrub who I knew wouldn't play. This also frees up funds to use elsewhere for the week.

You can do a similar thing with the 3 bench spots for the field players. Since no player is locked until his team's game start time, you can put 3 early playing players who you think might do well or want to take a flyer on a particular player, and if that player scores high enough for your liking, then you need to put a cheap non-playing scrub in one of your starting spots, so the bench player will sub in automatically for the scrub (known in FMLS as an "autoroo"). Better yet, if you end up with 3 subs and only 1 or 2 of them score well, the system automatically gives you the highest scoring sub's points first, as long as it creates a legal formation (i.e., at least 3 DEF).

The problem with this is that you have to keep checking the lineups before each game and making changes to your team, which of course can be a substantial issue in re: one's real life rolleyes.gif laugh.gif
PTC
By the time Pete understands, the season will be done. biggrin.gif
RAPID
QUOTE (PTC @ May 8 2018, 04:19 AM) *
By the time Pete understands, the season will be done. biggrin.gif

2029/30th smile.gif
Peterorange
QUOTE (PTC @ May 8 2018, 02:19 AM) *
By the time Pete understands, the season will be done. biggrin.gif

You're not wrong biggrin.gif. "I'm getting too old for this....."

Thanks bp for your help thumbsup.gif.
SuarezPower
QUOTE (Peterorange @ May 8 2018, 10:39 AM) *
You're not wrong biggrin.gif. "I'm getting too old for this....."

Thanks bp for your help thumbsup.gif.

It takes too much planning. I have been between 150 and 270 for the past month. It doesn't help for those that aren't in USA. There's no way I'm waiting till 1/2am to see lineups laugh.gif . I'm casual this season, will see what happens. I'll take top 100 finish but might be a big ask smile.gif
Even the rounds I think I do well, I drop ranks. 107pts last round and a red arrow but it's hard to keep track of it as there's no history page rolleyes.gif
Peterorange
QUOTE (SuarezPower @ May 8 2018, 11:12 AM) *
It takes too much planning. I have been between 150 and 270 for the past month. It doesn't help for those that aren't in USA. There's no way I'm waiting till 1/2am to see lineups laugh.gif . I'm casual this season, will see what happens. I'll take top 100 finish but might be a big ask smile.gif
Even the rounds I think I do well, I drop ranks. 107pts last round and a red arrow but it's hard to keep track of it as there's no history page rolleyes.gif

I had a really bad start and I'm playing catch up now. 4000+ sad.gif. I just want to get off the bottom of the S11 league biggrin.gif.

Have to admit they have really shot themselves in the foot with their new format. It is truly hideous.
PTC
QUOTE (Peterorange @ May 8 2018, 09:21 AM) *
Have to admit they have really shot themselves in the foot with their new format. It is truly hideous.

Allowing this bench trickery is ridiculous.

I hope for all your sakes that they amend this 'loophole' for next season.
bp9000
QUOTE (PTC @ May 8 2018, 08:04 AM) *
Allowing this bench trickery is ridiculous.

I hope for all your sakes that they amend this 'loophole' for next season.

Yeah, it's unlike any other fantasy sports game I have ever played, and not in a good way.... which I am coming to believe after 10 weeks of way too much time sitting at my laptop on the weekends....

Peter and SP are both right - the format/interface is a step down from last year and the rule changes are much to the advantage of those of us here in the US. I thought both the game and interface were fantastic last season, and not sure why they changed it so much. Maybe Trump had something to do with it? tongue.gif

Having done all this bad-mouthing of the FMLS, I'm currently ranked 5th overall so I'll keep playing as there are prizes involved spiteful.gif
PTC
QUOTE (bp9000 @ May 8 2018, 12:16 PM) *
Having done all this bad-mouthing of the FMLS, I'm currently ranked 5th overall so I'll keep playing as there are prizes involved spiteful.gif

How many are playing?
bp9000
QUOTE (PTC @ May 8 2018, 10:05 AM) *
How many are playing?

Currently 28,641.
SuarezPower
QUOTE (bp9000 @ May 8 2018, 05:16 PM) *
Yeah, it's unlike any other fantasy sports game I have ever played, and not in a good way.... which I am coming to believe after 10 weeks of way too much time sitting at my laptop on the weekends....

Peter and SP are both right - the format/interface is a step down from last year and the rule changes are much to the advantage of those of us here in the US. I thought both the game and interface were fantastic last season, and not sure why they changed it so much. Maybe Trump had something to do with it? tongue.gif

Having done all this bad-mouthing of the FMLS, I'm currently ranked 5th overall so I'll keep playing as there are prizes involved spiteful.gif

I hope you win smile.gif but I think there's 2 seasons laugh.gif
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