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  1. 30 points
    Alright chaps. Slightly out of character for me but I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time. Some of you will be aware of the background but, long story short, after more than 7 years, multiple miscarries and 2 rounds of IVF my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Jessica Anne Ubee, on Wednesday 4th November by emergency Caesarean section and I finally got my girls home last night. To say I'm happy is a bit of an understatement but this is proof that, if you want something bad enough, if you are strong enough to pick yourself up from the setbacks and persevere, your dreams can come true. Never give up
  2. 15 points
  3. 10 points
    Hi all Just wanted to say hello and apologise for not being around and 'suddenly' going off the grid I have had a hell of a year since we finished my last season earlier this year .... I was made redundant, one of my kids was very poorly and my Mother in law passed away all in a short space of time. Life hit me with anxiety attacks once all the adrenaline subsided and things had calmed down for which I am now taking tablets and trying to resolve .... things are getting back to normal but it may take a while yet So I hope you are all well - I miss you guys and am now in a place where I can check in and see whats going on in MaddenPFL Take care - life can really bite you in the ass when you don't expect it Ian
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    It all sounds very good, but let's be honest, you can see the comments that'll be coming now.. 'There is way too much defence in this game, how the hell are you supposed to score points?' 'Thats bulls**t, Sherman would never pick me off on a curl ffs' 'How the hell have I been picked off there, I've used that play 8 times this game already and it worked fine' 'JJ Watt is stupidly overpowered in this game, there's no way he beats my rookie RT 6 times in a row' 'The defence is a joke on this game' 'The offence is a joke on this game' 'How do I turn the tackle cone back on, that's obviously how people are so good at defence' 'Im not one to complain normally but he got 8 sacks, I think he was using nanos' 'This game is testicles BULLs**t WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP'
  6. 9 points
    2013? Didn't realise it was that far back. Mack & Carr have been a godsend but credit has to go to Del Rio for giving us back our swagger - to think I was a bit underwhelmed when we hired him! You don't need to send me any money, a token charity donation at this time of year would be better. I like http://social-bite.co.uk/ it's a charity for the homeless. Have a nice xmas and I hope the Rams fire Fisher for you.
  7. 9 points
    As someone who played on the 360 for the majority of last year, just wanted to say it's quite exciting seeing the sign up threads for this year and everyone back together on the same console. Still a few old favorites missing from the sign ups so far but hope we can attract some of them back and some fresh new members. Looking forward to playing again. That goes for new and old members. Better actually order the game now.
  8. 9 points
    Apparently Geno threw the first punch but it was a couple of yards short
  9. 9 points
    I don't tend to get too excited, shout at the tv or have a rant. However a while back I finally, after many many many seasons won a Superbowl ( The Irish One ) and was so thrilled with myself at my achievement. Walked into the main room to inform my wife and daughters who were watching tv of my fantastic success and that I was the champion of Ireland. "Grand" she says "now make tea !" Talk about putting me in my place ! Needless to say she did not organise the ticker tape parade down our street which I was expecting either.
  10. 8 points
  11. 8 points
    wouldn't worry to much about 3-4, 4-3 most of the time you'll be playing nickel anyway. just match up your defensive formation against their O in terms of receivers and such. then as I do pick a play that has loads of colours and looks nice. then hope for the best p.s. this method has been scientifically proven! unbeaten so far in a competitive game
  12. 8 points
    I have to say that although privileged to become a legend, I don’t feel I meet the heady heights of the other inductees Everyone who uses this site and plays in any of its leagues owe a debt of gratitude to Berty and Rigglar for the effort and commitment they have put in to helping establish this fantastic community. Paddy’s exploits as a madden baller are well documented. He has won multiple titles but has never let this go to his head and is always a pleasure to play against, even when he is dishing out some whoop ass. As for me, I suppose in some sense I have become the loveable loser lol, however, I think my induction highlights a very important message. In my real life I am extremely competitive. I coach a Youth Rugby League team who always challenge for honours and also have a stressful job in a very competitive environment. Playing madden has always been a release for me and something I do to wind down before bed. I never particularly enjoy losing, but even after the toughest of tough days at work, I still look forward to madden. This is largely down the people I play against and the sense of togetherness that is evident in this community. Personally, I think my induction illustrates the underlining principle of why this place is a success it is. Here, winning isn’t everything and it most certainly is the taking part that counts.
  13. 8 points
    Remember guys it gets better so be paitent
  14. 8 points
    A translation of the orginal post in this thread:
  15. 7 points
    Coach Burg will be stepping down as Coach of the SB Champion Jets and potentially as the Eagles as well. I'm going to try and hang around the Pro 8 but if things with work become as time consuming as I imagine they will be then I'll have to leave the 8 too. Thanks guys for the awesome experience and look forward the seeing who will become the new AFC top dog. To my future opponents that may have been planning revenge my apologies for robbing you at a chance at redemption. I'm on AP now so fire away. @RamsDan @Mcmanus
  16. 7 points
    Congratulations @Beyond The Game on your marriage the other day. Hope you're having/had a great time in Oz.
  17. 7 points
    Not Fielding a Full Strength Line Up It's not been a huge issue throughout the 3 years that we've been playing in this league. However Danepack were relegated 1 spot in the Draft last year for doing this a couple of times. Due to this, I want to try and develop a rule on this so we have some consistency. Monsters of Midway have fielded a player on bye or injured for the last 5 weeks and has been messaged to see if he is committed to continuing or whether I should find a replacement. If he does continue, he will drop down the draft rankings (1st round) at the end of the year. I'll decide on the severity. Going forward, I want a definitive rule for next year on this. Reminder that this will not include the odd occassion where a player is Questionable all week then ruled out last minute. These things can happen, especially if you're busy around KO time. However playing players on a Bye and players who were ruled out 24 hours before KO, is not really acceptable and in keeping with the standard of activity expected in the league and punishment will be through your draft position / picks. Have a think and if anyone has any suggestions for how this rule is worded then let me know and I'll take it into consideration.
  18. 7 points
    For those that didn't know the wife and I were expecting in November but he came 7 weeks early. Blake Anthony Shenton. He is 4.96lbs and was born at 8.50. Mom and baby are fine although baby is in ICU due to him being early. I did a 10k yesterday morning followed by a night shift and got home this morning at 7 and the wife's waters broke as soon as I walked in the door. 2 hours later I am a dad. Running on adrenaline at the moment
  19. 7 points
    To all the current and past members of this community I'd like to say THANK YOU! You all do a great job doing what you can, when you can and I'm glad for it. Keep up the hard work guys and good luck to you all in your CFM/Leagues!
  20. 7 points
    Let's be honest, it's horrendous at the moment The greatest asset this site has always had is the community. Being in a franchise on here has never been about turning up to play your game and not being seen again for days on end, it's about being part of something fun that you can be involved in. Enjoying the banter with people in your division, creating rivalries over the course of a franchise, actually taking part in things other than playing your game and most of all having fun The number of match reports that are posted is just embarrassing. If you can commit to playing 2 games a week, or 1 every 5 days, at a minimum you should be able to spare another 15 mins to record some highlights and write a match report. There's noone in the leagues who doesn't have the capabilities to do it, it's all done on the console. Recording them takes 5 mins, uploading another 5 and then copy and pasting the address from YouTube to your report takes about 30 seconds. If you don't know how, I wrote a guide to it ages ago in the pfl tv forum Same with streaming. Since moving to the next gen consoles the capability is there. Some people might be able to claim their internet isn't quick enough, but I bet there's a load more who can and just don't. Don't think people won't watch because they do, I routinely have over 5 people watching at a time As someone who's put plenty of my own time into the site, it pains me to see so many people simply turning up, playing their games and adding nothing to the site and the franchise's. There's no doubt it has contributed to how much slower the site is compared to a few years ago, only you can put it right by putting in more effort
  21. 6 points
    me and the receiving corp i'll let you guess who the other TE is
  22. 6 points
    It's a documentary on Netflix about collage football and I'm loving it watched 4 episodes straight now busy on the 5th. Very cool to see what these lads go threw and the stuff they got to do (or not do). If you like football definitely worth a watch!
  23. 6 points
    I'm back! Post will be coming tomorrow morning
  24. 6 points
    Hi all, Just wanted to drop a note to say I'll be leaving the Dynasty league. My place will be taken by Vondia. It's been a real pleasure to play in but I just figured that since I'm not playing Madden anymore and as such not really on the site any more it would make more sense to drop out. I also feel I don't really have the time to properly participate in the league. I'm fine to set my lineup each week but I'm not really doing the research around draft picks or trades or free agents that is really required It's a really well managed league and I hope it keeps going as its genuinely a lot of fun to play in. All the Best, Adrian.
  25. 6 points
    It's almost 2017 already lads... just wanted to take this moment and thank you all for making this such a fun place to hang about. Would like to see peoples personal goals for 2017 (private or madden related), my own big one is finally finishing up my college degree which has taken far to long. Madden wise i hope after my school is finished i can spent more time on it and maybe do more tournaments like the draft champions and other fun things in between of the league games. Anyway i wish all of you and your families a very very very good and healthy 2017, and will talk to you lads soon
  26. 6 points
    I've not got much to offer in this regard because I'm crap but I'll echo @Sc0tty84 and endorse the user of @Perrin as being among the best I've seen here. So if you want to see good MLB usering, watch what Pippin does because he is a proper pookeynoodle at times and I put it all down to his hairy hobbit feet. There's no bitterness on my part though... See, I told you I didn't have anything worth contributing!
  27. 6 points
    On the Madden PFL side of things i personally havent had a problem with anyone ive played ..everyone whether theyve won or absolutely stuffed me or ive won , everyone has been fine and good craic and banter on the mic , and i like to think i have been the same back ... Kev is right thou , the better players and some of yous are bloody good and take some stopping for us mere mortals , need to always bear this in mind like Kev says cos a new player to the site might be chased off after one season if they are being absolutely torched , but gotta hand it to yous if any new players ever needed any help im sure yous would offer advice like @Beyond The Game was like with me when i first came to the league in 2012 , and it is pretty cool what @DaBurg864 done with some videos , im really surprised (time allowing of course) the likes of @Beyond The Game and a few others havent worked together and made a thread for this kinda help ..or maybe i just missed it I love playing in these leagues and missed the banter etc when i had to pull out in 2013 , and it was fun having met some of yous so far at the 49ers v Jags game in 2013 and other places , its a huge change from the days of playing the console on either TV Sports Football , Headcoach , Super Sunday and even Madden in its early years and even madden now offline becomes tedious against the CPU The banter at times in chat on draft night is hilarious , have a great setup here and if we can keep it so theres 32 humans playing in each league great ! reet ill get my coat
  28. 6 points
    ok just to put this to bed Daburgh I think you are a great addition to the site and a decent bloke just to clarify my point we are a European based madden site unlike ones in the US, who play to be competitive and win we play in ours because it gives NFL fans, who are a minority, a chance to interact with other NFL fans and have a wee game of madden so a lot of our players aren't here to 'win' just for fun and a bit of banter so to go back to my original point, a lot of people would be put off with what you posted and may have a negative experience of our site while on the other hand I believe they will have a positive experience in watching your tutorial videos (which I really like ) much love McManus
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  30. 6 points
    I done my ligaments in my left knee when I was 17 and again when I was 19, so when I got back playing football (soccer) when I was 21 I was very slow, so if you were going to get way from me in midfield I would just foul you, so I got moved back to centre half, so when there if I thought someone was getting away from our midfielders I would shout trip him, then one night there was a party for someone on the team and I was chatting up a young one when the four lads from Poland on the team started chanting trip her, the next week I was tripperman
  31. 6 points
    Bump the active ones up the team draft boards. That will hopefully get a few more welcoming new members
  32. 6 points
    Week 1 26 March (Game prep O/offensive approaches) Week 2 02 Apr (Game prep D/defensive approaches Week 3 09 Apr (User O/D, how to counter user) Week 4 16 Apr (Comunity driven Q&A) I will post when the streams will be going live. The idea for the streams is to provide immediate feedback and clarity should those watching need it. If you're unable to make any stream don't fret, I will upload them to a YouTube playlist for posterity. Have a good one guys!
  33. 6 points
    Blitzkrieg enters Japanese Rock Charts Apparently the `Time of Changes-30th Anniversary Edition` has entered the Japanese Import rock charts at #30 according to Burrrn magazine in Japan
  34. 6 points
    If you can't beat 'em, join em! That's my motto from now on. I aim to toss everybody off in the near future...
  35. 6 points
    Rex @ EA tweeted the patch will be out today sometime with the rosters to be updated by the end of the week https://twitter.com/rexdeafootball/status/641419747419099136
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    A true hero and a legend
  38. 6 points
    Me: I need the TV tonight i'm drafting Mrs Heli: do you not do that on your bike? Me: No thats drafting during racing, this is drafting a team/NFL rookies Mrs: Whats the difference Me: go to bed Mrs: Only kids play video games Me: we're a fcuking SIM league woman!
  39. 6 points
    "TWERK".... 1. To dance using predominantly your bum, usually sexually. 2. Where people in Yorkshire go Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.
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  41. 5 points
    I saw these lot outside PFL head quarters. Demanding answers.
  42. 5 points
    Ooh I'm up Will post my pick sometime tomorrow afternoon
  43. 5 points
    This years meet up in Manchester in the HARD ROCK CAfE . Great night great bunch of guys who all look out for each other . Long may the Super bowl weekend in Manchester live on....ROOAAARRRR ! ..P.S. Could someone add all the names ?
  44. 5 points
    Live shot from the Rayski household.
  45. 5 points
    MaddenPFL Dynasty League Money Winners Winner: Dover Athletics (Riverman) Runner-up: Greatest Show on Turf (RamsDan) Third Place: Darkside Cowboys (Sovoth) Toilet Bowl Winner: Niners in Cumbria (Mattym_49) Most Points (1-13): Darkside Cowboys (Sovoth) All winners have now been PM'd on here about their winnings to confirm e mail addresses for payment to be made. Thanks to all who took part this year. It feels like the league is really getting going now and look forward to next year. I hope that nobody is leaving, however if you are thinking of leaving, please could you let me know asap. League fees will be due before the draft starts, which will be in early May most likely. We'll also start discussing any potential rule changes in the New Year. Happy New Year all and look forward to next years Championship.
  46. 5 points
  47. 5 points
    Ramsdan, Pacfish, Ramsburgers, BTG, Grant, a waitress & Me
  48. 5 points
    As this community has a large population of middle aged family men, I'm sure I'm not alone in often feeling pee'd off because of the general rigors of work and other commitments. Life often seems tough, and I'm sure many of us crave that big lottery win that would allow us to pack in work and spend quality time with our loved ones. Life often feels tough, but then something happens, unfortunately usually "something tragic", that puts work and other meaningless s**t into perspective. Unfortunately, the "something tragic" has happened a little too close to home today. I received a phone call after school from my 11year old son who explained that they had been called to a special assembly at school this afternoon to inform them that a 14year old pupil had last night taken their own life!!!!! He further explained that the boy in question was the quite, polite lovely boy that lives just two doors from us. I don't think I have ever felt so sick so quickly and all of a sudden the report deadline that was looming could fecking wait. I was home within 20mins to check my son was ok, for the first time in his life, I was unsure what to say to him so have just hugged him for most of the night like he was still a small child. I can't begin to imagine what his parents and younger sister are going through or what the poor lad felt that he just couldn't cope with. Although we don't know the family particularly well, I see them most days to say hello to when walking the dogs and this news has left me in absolute shock. All of a sudden, the trivial s**t that often causes so much stress in my life no longer matters. As my son started secondary school two weeks ago, all of a sudden he thought he was too big and too cool to hug and kiss his old man and had instead decided to rely on fist pumps and slaps across the back of my head to show his affection. Tonight, we have reverted back to hugs and kisses and this time there going to stay.
  49. 5 points
    Unrealistic interceptions; when I panic and throw the ball to my scrub number 4 WR with 75 catching and he's in triple coverage, I expect him to catch the damn ball.
  50. 5 points
    So you’ve got your team congratulations now what do you do Well there are a number of places to go first but let’s start with Your roster (Under More-Personnel-Roster) First things first have a look at your players and if you don’t already know ignore the overalls Scroll through each position and compare your player’s attributes by position So qbs look at throw power and short medium and deep acc. plus anything else you consider important Do this for each position Try and get an idea of who your keeping so if you have 4qbs do u keep the solid old backup or cut him and give the rookie qb a chance to develop? Next do the same thing but go into Team salaries (Under More-Strategy-team salaries) And start making decisions on whose going who’s staying and who’s a stop gap Does this change your mind on who to keep? You need to give careful thought to who’s going to start as these players generally are the only ones who earn xp and therefore will improve For example If I have two DT rated very similar the better tackle is older and has a bigger contract the young has a longer contract I’d be very tempted to trade/cut the older player and start the slightly worse but younger player He’s going to last all 4 seasons he’s cheaper and given that I’m the cardinals I’m not winning straight away anyway Now if the same situation was in place for the patriots then maybe you’d want the better player for a year and then let him go on a free or trade the younger player or well whatever works best for you Team goals (Under More-Personnel-team goals) Each player has a different team goal Whether it’s your qb throwing for 4800 yards or your RT wanting the team to run for 2400 yards combined Firstly the goal shown under team goals is the level 4 goal So your RT goals may be Run for zero yards-0xp Run for 1200 yards-500xp Run for 2000 yards -10,000 xp Run for 2400 20,000 xp (You can see his goals by selecting the player and then lb and Rb to scroll through his Season, weekly and milestone goals) Now if a player does not get to level 2 he will regress!!!! That’s every player in every position Have a look maybe write down what you’re going to try and achieve It’s impossible for every player to achieve every goal If your MLb makes 125 tackles then your offense has not had the ball long enough to throw for 4800 yards and run for another 2400 yards whilst scoreing 35 passing and 25 running TD's plus ofcourse grapping 30 INT's and getting 48 odd sacks So are you going to try and create 4 or 5 super players or spread the wealth and improve the quality of your squad? The only players who have universal goals are linemen be it passing yards, passing TDs, running Tds or running yards If you get to the level 4 target in say running yards then EVERY Linemen will earn xp that has that goal regardless of depth chart position (For more info on xp see Carlos’ thread in the pro franchise) By now you should have an idea of who’s making the final cut on your roster and what direction you need to take reference developing the team You may be cutting bigger contracts so as to take a run at FA or starting to plan what players you need in the draft which moves us on to Scouting (Under my actions as a pop up from preseason till stage 7 post season) First things first don’t scout anyone for the first 6-8 weeks there is no point scouting the no.1 cornerback who’s slated to go top five if you’re playing in the post season so why waste the points. Get an idea of where you’re going to be drafting check the standings and your schedule and make an educated guess Then list the positions where you need a starter Check to see if there are any players who should be drafted in these spots. Now here’s the important bit choose one attribute that you’re going to scout JUST one And what the bottom limit is on that value (letter grades A 99-89 B 88-79 and so on ) For example I want a qb that’s accurate and has throwing power that’s a scrambler who will start Luckily for me I’m currently 0-8 so the no.1 pick is looking very likely so I can scout any player I decide that the qbs speed is the most important thing for me and my team so I scout the no.1 qb and his speed is a D (boo) instead of checking anything else I scout the no.2 qb who’s speed is an A (woohoo) Qb no.1 is not the right type of player for me so i don’t waste anymore points on him and move on and (luckily) find the right player for me Now given that players only improve with playing time taking a WR when you have 4 good ones already is a daft idea. I find splitting the draft into 2 groups works well rounds 1-3 are for starters rounds 4-7 for backups. Starters I work down the draft board from where I think I will be picking say round 1 pick 15 but backups I work up the boards (round 7 pick 15). Ideally I want to find 9 players in 3 positions in the first three rounds that I’d be happy taking as as many servicable players in the later rounds that i can The reason I want a fall back is you just can’t assume that everyone is going to pick using the round/pick guidelines. So don’t bank on your player being there unless you pick no.1 Two points to add the team scheme isn’t that important yes it does make it more expensive to resign the player at the end of his contract but all rookies sign 4 yr deals and the franchise is not going to be long enough for any drafted rookies to resign Secondly I actually use the team schemes as a guide to which player (s) I like If I scout 5 qbs and only like two I would uncover the team scheme for the players I like as it makes finding that player on draft day much easier Ongoing and end of season resigning Some players just will not pop up at all throughout the season so check out More-roster-resign players for a full list Try and sign up your most important player first cause if he costs a lot and cuts into your cap then you may not be able to afford the dross at the bottom As a general rule of thumb if the schemes match then the player will resign at his stated price If the interest is medium you need to give 10-15% more and at low its 25-50% more If you’re only signing a player as a stop gap get his bonus down to zero and up his wage, that allows you to cut him without penalty whenever you want Don’t rush to sign up every one take your time you may find a cheaper and much better player through scouting the draft Any player who does not appear in the resign section or pops up mid season does not want to resign so plan accordingly either find a draft replacement, be prepared to pay 25-50% OVER his suggested wage or franchise tag him and don’t forget you only get one chance with those guys or they become free agents so be careful. Free Agency Prior to the draft there is a bidding war for players and you get a guideline of their interest as you do with resigning same rules apply but you also need to watch for other teams upping the prices It’s all done blind so you may miss out steal a guy or massively overpay, be careful!! I’d suggest only bidding for 1 or 2 players at the most depending on your situation as free agents want a signing bonus so they need to be the missing part or an urgent need to warrant the money so if your one player away from a dominant Oline or your Hb just retired and you did nt scout any halfbacks heres your chance to spend a lot of money So there you are hope that helps Cheers