Fantasy Premier League release first player values

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THOSE big teases over at the official Premier League Fantasy Football game – the free game which Goaltastic runs its league through – have put out a smattering of player values ahead of launching the game.
With the site currently down pending its 2012/2013 season launch, hopefully later this month, fans of the site have been handed a selection of prices to whet the appetite.
They are Eden Hazard (£9.5m), Ji-Sung Park (£6.0m), Pavel Pogrebnyak (£5.0m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£9.0m), Shinji Kagawa (£8.5m), and Papiss Cisse (£9.5m).
Rest assured as soon as the game goes live and you can put these numbers into action, Goaltastic will let you know, and relaunch our league as well.

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Don’t Be Sad About Euro 2012 Finishing XI

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SO IT’S all done and dusted – the magnificently entertaining Euro 2012 tournament has finished with a Spanish blaze of glory.
But don’t be sad – there’s plenty of footballing fun to get excited about.
First we have Team GB’s men and women taking on the world at London 2012, and then a new Premier League season kicks off, and while it’s early days, there’s some excellent signings being made already.
So here’s an XI to get excited about gracing the Premier League next season. Admittedly the defence is a bit iffy, but my God they’ll be good going forward –
GK – Foster
DEF – Cuellar, Nelson, Whittaker
MID – Marin, Kagawa, Sigurdsson, Hazard, Podolski
ATK – Petric, Giroud

Fan gets shirty in court over sale of player

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READING FC was taken to court by a teenage fan – after they sold his favourite player.
Fan Jon McGhee, 13, bought a £42 Reading FC shirt – with hero Gylfi Sigurdsson’s name on the back – using his birthday money last July.
But in August the club sold the player to German club Hoffenheim – so the family took the club to court for a refund, saying Sigurdsson had recently been given a contract by Reading, implying he was there for the long term.
The club agreed to settle out of court and paid £72 to include legal costs.
McGhee, who remains a fan despite the row, said: “For anybody else in the same position, this just shows it is well worth pursuing it.”
Club spokesman Craig Mortimer said: “We only settled because the hearing was right up in ­Middlesbrough. For the time and effort, it was far more logical to settle.”