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Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 21.May 11:29, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
You love the concept over at the winter site, admit that ;)

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Tuesday 21.May 10:35, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
Question
How the fuck can my 10 minutes non activity team lay top 100 on this insanely boring season long fantasy game ?
I guess I'm not the only one forgot all about it after 5 minutes :D
Congrats guys ... you really know how to follow up new " exiting " ( :D ) things here on FC

DanielW [Nopik] Tuesday 7.May 22:17, 2019
Oh great, that was fast ! ;)

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 7.May 21:51, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Should be there now - minor error in the auto-run update thingy.

DanielW [Nopik] Tuesday 7.May 21:08, 2019
Hello, I bought Lawless and Dunbar for May but their Yorkshire points are still not appearing for my team ... Is this normal ?
In the rules I see "April will last till 01.05" but Yorkshire started on 02.05 anyway.

Or maybe I just have to wait for an update

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 30.Apr 23:25, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Will be closed tomorrow morning. Zero races from now till then.

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 30.Apr 20:37, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Sent you a PM.

Vizbragz [Amicale La Mauresque] Tuesday 30.Apr 17:33, 2019
Problem : Lucas Eriksson counts for two riders.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 26.Apr 09:59, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
If you are logged in classic fantasy links are all over :) Blue markings to be fixed.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Friday 26.Apr 09:33, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
About this new " mobile friendly "
Better now ... you can surf between the years easy ... if we add a direct connection to your manager game, and get back the blue markers, i will definetelly ease up my grumpiness :D

Koronin [Koronin] Friday 26.Apr 06:03, 2019
ritlfant, well by Valverde's own standards 2019 is a disasterous season and for results the only season worse would be his rookie season of 2002 when he didn't win a single race. Difference being not much was really expected from him as a rookie. His next worse season included 5 wins. Even his 2010 spring (which was wiped by the ban) was better than this one. Including his 2002 season in which he didn't win a race his average number of wins per season is 8. I guess this just goes to show how good and consistent he's always been and that the vast majority of riders in the peloton would love to have his current 2019 season. Yes, but his standards this has been a very bad season so far with no signs of improving.

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Friday 26.Apr 01:42, 2019
If you look at Sagan and compare with Valverde, you will see that Sagan finally is dropping his value as max season 2016 is fading out from calculations, as well as Sagan's results this season is not at his normal quality.

Valverde has still his 2018 season to keep his value from. And his season so far in 2019 is anyway ranked number 3 by FC, so if that is a "bad" season...

Koronin [Koronin] Thursday 25.Apr 21:03, 2019
And even his horrible season so far isn't bad enough to affect that yet. Thanks.

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 25.Apr 09:56, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
His background value based on the last 36 months are probably through the roof.

Koronin [Koronin] Thursday 25.Apr 00:36, 2019
With the season Valverde has had so far, I don't understand how his price tag hasn't dropped for the season game.

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 22.Apr 22:02, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I?ve fixed several things since launch already. Tomorrow there will be new navigations for the «forced» result pages.

And ofc; «desktop» version will be added.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Monday 22.Apr 17:19, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
I was gonna shut the fuck up, but i gotta ask :D ... is this new so-called mobile friendly thing suppose to be an improvement ? .... I don't see it :D
What was wrong with the way it was ? ... I had no problem with it ... this new thing is like step into a trap you don't wanna be in ... out out out ... was my first impression :D
Oh well, i guess it's just a new nerdy thing I gotta get use to if I wanna stay on this web sight :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 21.Apr 18:51, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Opened up. A little later then 20th. Values still calculated towards the 2th. I got stuck in mobile view coding the whole weekend :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 31.Mar 22:44, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I'm getting up VERY early. So we are first closing down for changes at 05:15 tomorrow morning. Not 23:59 tonight. No UCI races are scheduled that will affect any decisions taken by any team managers.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 30.Mar 09:59, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
He spent less. I made a hardcode to add +25, its fixed to +35.

We need a rule about money not spent are gone. I can't spend coding time on it right now.. the way the system is set up makes this not a hotfix.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 29.Mar 21:08, 2019
Did you only spent 1240 of your original budget?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 29.Mar 21:04, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Mine is showing 1285. I'll message Tomas about it.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 29.Mar 20:52, 2019
Correct. My team value is 1310 now due to 60 extra values. Check your budget spent there you can change your team for April

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 29.Mar 20:43, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
My team made 45. Should my team value then be 1295?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 29.Mar 20:34, 2019
Your team value now has all increases in value added to the original team value of 1250.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 29.Mar 20:32, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Is it correct that if you transfer out a rider who has recently gone up in value you do not get that increase in value added to your team value?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 23.Mar 15:42, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
EPO, I couldn't remember exactly how much cash I had spare or what the initial budget was. Adding up my original team value came to 1215. Then I assumed the original cash must be 1260, as that was the figure showing. Hence why I thought I must have left 45 as wiggle room, but if the 1260 is incorrect, and should be 1250, then yes I must have left 35 spare. All sorted now, so no problems. :)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 23.Mar 12:24, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Elkito, look at the "monthly standings" on your team page: https://firstcycling.com/fantasy.php?id=2514&k=d
05 - May 30.04-04.06 - (222)
The deadline for May is early and will then include all of Romandie.

Elkito [Elkito] Saturday 23.Mar 11:36, 2019
First of all: great game, keep up the good work!
Just a question about the end of month races for the season long budget fantasy. How does this work with Romandie? Will points for Romandie count for this game? Or will the points accumulated in the race by the riders of your team not count?

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 23.Mar 10:48, 2019
Nothing now... :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 23.Mar 10:43, 2019
What are you talking about? :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 23.Mar 10:36, 2019
Enzo's 24 points from yesterday are missing in my team.
I see Hodeg updated but not Wouters.

Koronin [Koronin] Saturday 23.Mar 04:12, 2019
Ah, ok. Thank you. Obviously wasn't sure how that worked.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 23.Mar 02:23, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Arag, I see you left $35 in the bank (and not 45). This is what is missing from the budget then.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 23.Mar 02:22, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I can confirm that the code right now dont take into account saved up money/gadrets. Placed high on my todo-list. Will be fixed.

Talking about todo-lists. Our new mobile-site are in testing as we speak ;)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 23.Mar 02:14, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Koronin, I see you had a value increase of $10. You should then be able to spend $1260 for April.
Aragonite, it should now say 1250/1295...

Sounds like a bug. It's correct for me though since I used all $1250 from the start.

Koronin [Koronin] Saturday 23.Mar 01:29, 2019
It appears I'll have to make a change somewhere as my team was at the limit and with the few changes am 5 over. However, it says 1255/1255. Shouldn't it say 1255/1250? I'm guessing if you end up over with your current team you are required to make changes to get it back at the correct level?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 23.Mar 01:04, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Noticed the new prices are showing, thought I would have a play around with possible new transfers. When I initially set up my team I left 45 gadrets spare as future 'wiggle room'. It just so happens that I made the same amount, 45 after the new price rises and falls. However my team value is showing 1260/1260. Should it not show 1305/1260? Or am I missing something?

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 23.Mar 00:57, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I'll make an info banner tomorrow. Yes you can changes back and forth untill it closes and kicks in when the month ends.

Coolietje [Fantastico] Saturday 23.Mar 00:18, 2019
Changes you make will take effect at the first of the following month?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 22.Mar 22:39, 2019
Actually it include January also, since we kept the prices we had in our test early in the year. Sorry about that, maybe it should be better written in the rules that one.

IghliVann [Il Bisonte] Friday 22.Mar 14:09, 2019
Thats a bummer for me since I didn't add Higuita to my squad because of his slim race schedule in March.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 22.Mar 13:56, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Because the game was opened up early, and since values weren't recalculated in February, the latest value update includes both February and March (before Nokere Koerse).

IghliVann [Il Bisonte] Friday 22.Mar 13:48, 2019
Why has the price of Sergio Higuita increased by 15 points? I was under the impression that they only increased their price based on their results in the current month.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Saturday 16.Mar 17:59, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
Okey ... thanks man

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 16.Mar 17:19, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yes, but it's not worth so much. One day in leader's jersey in Paris-Nice is 4.6 pts. Polkadot, green and white are 2.3 pts.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Saturday 16.Mar 16:24, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
Do we get Jersey point on budget manager ?
Gilbert in Jersey after QS would pay off serious :D

Koronin [Koronin] Saturday 16.Mar 04:53, 2019
Thanks Tomas and Erythropoietin.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 16.Mar 00:19, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
GVA and Valverde both at 4 + stage races = 5

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 15.Mar 12:49, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Sorry for the late answer. I've been toying around making rankings for separat stuff in the FC-ranking. Even if I didnt end up satisfied with it, I figured out that a good top-placement in the test system for different race-types could be used to present rider specialities :)
Regarding having 4, like Valverde, I'm not sure it there are more.

Koronin [Koronin] Monday 11.Mar 00:18, 2019
I have a question that is more a curiosity than anything else. Where it lists strengths there are some riders with nothing there although most appear to have between 1 and 3 things listed, anyway to know how many riders have 4 things listed? As I said more a curiosity.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 4.Mar 16:16, 2019
I got a message about that earlier today, will be fixed in the evening

tastasol [Syklistene] Monday 4.Mar 16:01, 2019
Just noticed that through my team that Jasper Philipsen stands as DNF in K-B-K. Should be a 24th place after the results were changed last night.

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 3.Mar 10:25, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I had not properly set up the point-calculation files to run for other people then me. Today on the other hand I'm connecting it all to our main-rank-update file, meaning this game is updated once admins run our other ranking updates.

zipi [zipi] Sunday 3.Mar 09:18, 2019
Some riders still don´t have the points from OHN added, right?

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 2.Mar 11:34, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Then it's about to be closed down. Will have it back online before 17:30 CET.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 1.Mar 21:46, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I would think its impossible, totally impossible, for a rider like Sagan to lose more then 20 before you are able to ship him off.

The biggest possible drop should be something like, lets say, Geraint Tomas dont ride at all in June & July, bumbing down his combined Daupine & Le Tour victories from last year in value without replacing them with anything. Since thats where he collected almost all his points..

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 1.Mar 21:15, 2019
He would never go so low, maybe 90 if he scores 0 points this season

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 1.Mar 21:08, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
So if Sagan were to get an injury that ruled him out for the season, you would lose 120 on him?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 1.Mar 21:03, 2019
120 ;)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 1.Mar 21:00, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Is there a max/min amount a rider can change in value in any month?

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 1.Mar 20:55, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
"As mentioned previously, rider prices are not static and might change between months. The algorithm which determines rider prices takes into account the rider's FC-points for the last three years on a weighted basis where the last 12 months has the heaviest weight. So in general riders might increase in value if they place well in a month, whilst a rider having a few months off due to injury or training might see their value depreciate."

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 1.Mar 20:54, 2019
Only results and what the formula find out is smart to do

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 1.Mar 20:53, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
What dictates price rises and falls? Is it performance, or the number of people buying or selling a rider, or something else?

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Friday 1.Mar 10:23, 2019
19th FC-manager overall
Oh my god .... I forgot all about this .... I'm in a hurry aren't i :D
Talk about fair of missing out :D ... panic :D

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 1.Mar 10:12, 2019
22th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Awesome. Team set and Ready :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 1.Mar 09:53, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Full reset every season :)

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 1.Mar 09:45, 2019
22th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thanks. WIll the game reset budget for every Season? :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 1.Mar 09:39, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
@parilus84: then our algoritme didnt put him in to the mix. If we opened it up more we would have twice the number of riders in the mix. I reckon he'll be automatically put into the game once first value changes are calcultated 20th Marsch.

@johnjakejoe: good performing means your budget grows. You'll be able to sell riders for their higher value and keep the price/value.

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 1.Mar 08:54, 2019
22th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Didn't have time to check this out since the test and will set up My Team now. If My rider rises in value is My Budget bigger for the next month or will good Performing riders force me to switch them down to stay in 1250?

parelius84 [Ai ai ai, Ivan Basso!] Friday 1.Mar 08:03, 2019
Rasmus Tiller on TDD is missing

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 1.Mar 00:06, 2019
*fluffer

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 28.Feb 22:48, 2019
I defer all questions to my stylist/agent.

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 22:29, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Rider value + chosen by added to all rider profiles.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 21:29, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Are there any respected 18+ websites?

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Thursday 28.Feb 21:00, 2019
25th FC-manager overall
The behind the scenes tapes can be found on all respected 18+ websites.

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 20:36, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
And just when Eemlie was all satisfied there on the couch I came jumpiing in from the right side trying to hug him ;)

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Thursday 28.Feb 20:33, 2019
21th FC-manager overall
It was actually me. I'm promising actor.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 20:20, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
The character was obviously too old to be the Babyfaced Assassin. :)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Thursday 28.Feb 19:24, 2019
25th FC-manager overall
I'm too sexy for the shoot, i charge high fees.

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 19:22, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
What about Troydog? We could have had him flying in from the land of Brexit for the movie-making :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 19:08, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Have you as favourite for being the main character Tomas, He didn't have an Ilnur hairstyle, so that ruled out Andy, and the hairline itself obviously means it's not Kjeppen. Which only leaves you Tomas of the big three of FC. I rest my case. :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 18:46, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I can promise we already have volunteers to be in it if we where to make another one :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 28.Feb 18:43, 2019
I don't know it myself either :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 18:35, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
So we don't get to know? Should of been credits at the end. :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 28.Feb 18:28, 2019
Hollywood is overrated, FC is the real life :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 18:25, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Hollywood awaits. :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 18:21, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
So who did? Such fine performances should not go unnoticed?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 28.Feb 18:19, 2019
I can deny the rumors that I made it to the video :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 18:17, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Out of interest Andy. The people involved in the budget-fantasy video. Are they from admin making their acting debuts? If so, can we have names to the faces? :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 18:06, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
OK. The things I have no knowledge of. :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 28.Feb 18:02, 2019
Extra coding hours required ;)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 17:58, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
And what is so wrong about that?

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 16:32, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Nix. Up to six changes a month. Otherwise we would see people changing their whole teams comes Le Tour time.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 28.Feb 16:27, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Can unused transfers be used the following month?

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 13:17, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thanks for confirming :)

GinneR [Cross & Go] Thursday 28.Feb 13:16, 2019
Fixed!

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 13:15, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I re-uploaded the old file. But cant find the bug myself. Is it working now?

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 28.Feb 13:11, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Bug. Looking into it. Did an update to the code a little while ago to remove another minor bug.

GinneR [Cross & Go] Thursday 28.Feb 13:05, 2019
30 left on budget for 1 cyclist (i removed one of 30 points), but i can't choose a new cyclist worth 30. Bug?

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 26.Feb 12:51, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
You can move around as much as you want with your team until Omloop starts.

parelius84 [Ai ai ai, Ivan Basso!] Tuesday 26.Feb 12:37, 2019
Can we transfer as many riders we want before the first deadline?

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 25.Feb 23:16, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
So we made a video regarding the budget-fantasy. See it here;
https://twitter.com/FirstCycling/status/1100128545186164736

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 25.Feb 15:38, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Got it now. :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 25.Feb 15:35, 2019
You can change riders between roughly 20th and the end of the month and you can't choose one rider for like first 10 days of the month and then change for the next 20 days. The rider has to be there for the entire month.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 25.Feb 15:34, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
Would new selections begin scoring from the 20th? Or the 1st of the next month? Do all six selections have to be made between the 20th and the end of the month?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 25.Feb 15:16, 2019
12th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I assume it will function the same way as the Skisport fantasy. In which case you can start making substitutions after the 20th and until the start of the month. And then you can experiment with changes as you wish in that period. If you substitute Froome in and out six times it only counts as one change :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 25.Feb 14:58, 2019
26th FC-manager overall
So you could change the same spot on your team six times during the month?

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 25.Feb 13:37, 2019
13th FC-manager overall - 20th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thread for quick questions about the game.