Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 11 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Gameweek 11 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League is here, with Burnley’s clash against Everton getting us underway on Saturday lunchtime after the postponement of the Friday night game.

There are just six points between first and 11th in the table, with Tottenham leading the way ahead of their north London derby meeting with Arsenal on Sunday.

So, as we head into another busy weekend of action, Goal is on hand to help with team selection advice, possible captain picks and more as you look to turn those arrows green and climb your league tables.

Contents

  1. Gameweek fixtures
  2. Team selection advice
  3. Who is the best captain pick?
  4. Who are the highest-scoring players?

Gameweek 11 fixtures

Date Fixture Time (GMT)
Dec 5 Burnley vs Everton 12:30
Dec 5 Man City vs Fulham 15:00
Dec 5 West Ham vs Man Utd 17:30
Dec 5 Chelsea vs Leeds 20:00
     
Dec 6 West Brom
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Trump honors football coach Holtz as ‘one of the greatest’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called Lou Holtz “one of the greatest coaches in American history” as he honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Holtz, whose 34-year coaching career included the 1988 national title at the University of Notre Dame, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during an Oval Office ceremony. Holtz led six different programs to bowl games and is an outspoken Trump backer.

“He’s really a life teacher,” said Trump, noting the respect and loyalty Holtz earned from the many players he mentored. “He teaches people how to live and how to live properly and how to live with dignity.”

Holtz is one of several sports figures Trump has awarded the Medal of Freedom during his time office.

Others include former NFL Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, Olympic track and

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College Football Playoff impact games include Clemson, Texas A&M,

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SportsPulse: Dan Wolken reacts to the second College Football Playoff rankings and believes Ohio State can get into the playoff without qualifying for the Big Ten championship game given the committee’s track record.

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It would take some truly wild happenings to alter the playoff picture at this late stage, but truly crazy happenings have been part and parcel in college football for decades.

Even bearing that in mind, No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Notre Dame aren’t likely to be knocked from their perches this weekend. The Crimson Tide’s once-anticipated date with LSU is now a mere footnote thanks to the Tigers’ 2020 tumble, and the Fighting Irish host 1-9 Syracuse in what amounts to a tune-up for the ACC title game in two weeks.

We’ll turn our attention to the quest for the remaining coveted spots among the top four around the power leagues.

Here are

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Colorado high school football championships scouting report

A breakdown of each of the Colorado high school football championship games in Class 3A, 4A and 5A to be played this weekend at the ThunderBowl at CSU-Pueblo.

Class 5A

No. 1 Cherry Creek (8-0) vs. No. 2 Valor Christian (7-0)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Last meeting: Valor Christian 24, Cherry Creek 14, on Dec. 1, 2018

Passing leaders: Creek —  Julian Hammond III, Sr., 105-of-153 passing for 1,373 yards, 19 TDs and 5 INTs. Valor — Sean McNair, Sr., 57-88-790, 6 TDs, 1 INT.

Rushing leaders: Creek —  James Walker II, Sr., 108 carries, 1,010 yards, 11 TDs. Valor — Gavin Sawchuk, Jr., 108-1,086, 17 TDs; Zachary Wiley, Jr., 61-413, 9 TDs.

Receiving leaders: Creek — Chase Penry, Sr., 45 catches, 648 yards, 8 TDs; Gunnar Helm, Sr., 28-367, 7 TDs. Valor — Tyler Larson, Sr., 14-381, 2 TDs.

Defensive leaders: Creek —

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Against all odds: South Sudan’s daring drive on women’s football | Football

South Sudan gained independence in 2011 and its history is so short that it is a regular low-scoring answer on the popular quiz show Pointless. Much less trivially, for a majority of its existence the country has been in civil war, with peace and a new national unity government in place only from February of this year.

For a country clawing its way back from the devastating effects of a conflict that has seen hundreds of thousands killed and 1.5 million internally displaced, where nearly half of girls are married by 18, child marriages are increasing and sexual violence was used tactically during the war , it would be easy to assume that football, let alone women’s football, would be nonexistent.

Yet on Friday, just over a year after its women’s national team competed for the first time, the South Sudan Football Association launched a four-year strategy for women’s

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Three ways Ohio State football can win the way it needs to at Michigan State: Buckeye Take

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Back on Monday morning, I did not like Ohio State’s chances to play Saturday at Michigan State.

We do not know the extent of last week’s increase in coronavirus cases on the team the Buckeyes will take to East Lansing. We know coach Ryan Day, still in quarantine, will not make the trip. We believe other players, coaches and staff are affected as well, and Day admitted Thursday OSU will be “a little short-handed.”

The cancellation of last week’s game at Illinois did not cost Ohio State its No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Lackluster play in the final weeks, however, would chisel away at any margin for error the Buckeyes have left.

Ohio State would do itself a favor by living up to its status as a three-plus touchdown favorite at Spartan Stadium. That seems attainable if they come through in three particular

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President Donald Trump awards Medal of Freedom to iconic football coach Lou Holtz

Dec. 3 (UPI) — President Donald Trump presented former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, calling him “one of the greatest titans in American football history.”

The ceremony took place in the Oval Office with at least 30 people attending, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who hails from one of the states where Holtz coached.

“Wherever Lou went, football glory followed,” Trump said. “He teaches people how to live and how to live properly.”

Holtz, 83, said he’s proud to receive the honor from Trump, the “greatest president in my lifetime.”

This was the 17th time Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor that’s given to those who have made contributions to benefit the security of the United States or national interests, world peace or other cultural endeavors.

“America recognizes Lou Holtz as one of the greatest football coaches

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‘Big bold statement’: National Football Museum’s path to gender equality | Suzanne Wrack | Football

‘It’s about changing attitudes,” says Belinda Scarlett, the curator of women’s football at the National Football Museum. “Sometimes the only way you can do that is by making really big bold statements.” Scarlett is talking about the pledge to increase representation of women’s football to 50% of its displays by 2022.

“It’s really pushed the National Football Museum,” she says. “Every time we approach a new project now the question is: ‘How do we make this 50-50?’ That would not have happened a couple of years ago. Even though we’re miles away from it at the moment, we start every conversation with that as a non-negotiable, which is fantastic.”

There is still be a long way to go, but progress has been fast. When the museum moved to Manchester in 2012, Scarlett instigated what she describes as “a cursory attempt” to honour the women’s game.

“ I don’t think

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Tom Allen Talks Indiana Football with Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana football coach Tom Allen was interviewed by Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K.”

It aired on Sirius XM Thursday night.

Here’s some of the highlights from the conversation between Allen and Krzyzewski.

“You know, a tremendous amount of respect for our basketball program, a lot of love for (them),” Allen said. “I’m from New Castle. That’s my home. My dad was the head football coach there, coach Alford, Steve’s dad, was the head basketball coach there, so I’ve known Steve since I was a boy. He’s a few years older than me, so I’ve come and been raised in a basketball environment. I wanted to come here and build a football program. I just really believe you can do both. I think we can be great in basketball and great in football.

“To me, it’s about expectations and beliefs,

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Influential panel proposes separating major college football from the NCAA

An influential leadership group has proposed sweeping changes to the Division I model that would distinguish the Football Bowl Subdivision from the NCAA, transforming the highest level of competition in the sport into a separate entity responsible for its own governance and revenue distribution.

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The suggestions offered by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, which is composed of current and former leaders in education and athletics, include the formation of the National College Football Association, a new governing body outside of the NCAA umbrella.

“Our commission recognizes that far-reaching governance reform will not take place overnight,” said commission co-chair Arne Duncan, the former U.S. Secretary of Education. “At the same time, it believes that discussion on a new governance structure for Division I can, should and must begin immediately.”

From NFL plays to college sports scores, all

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