FFS Friendly World Cup 2012 – Matchday 1 Day 1 Report - FFS UEFA
Having written the FFS Euro 2012 report last night, we now turn to the FFS Friendly World Cup to review who’s been brave so far and who’s being brave tonight!

In the first day’s action the highest scorers were Dzagoev (6.8%), Shirokov (13.5%) and Lewandowski (23%). With the latter two in widespread ownership, and the first an FFS bandwagon owned by a large number of participating managers, these three were too popular to be considered. The most valorous pick would have been the Polish substitute goalkeeper who saved the Greek penalty – Tyton – not that anyone had him of course. Credit does go to Evs who selected Russian striker Kerzhakov (2.7%) but his 5 point return didn’t quite come off. It should have been so much better given his chances of course.

So what valour awaits tonight? Tonight we have Netherlands v Denmark and Germany v Portugal, with the bravest picks almost exclusively Danish. First up is JKisthe1 who has incredibly gone for attacking midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli (0.3%) to get involved in the goals (if there are any) against Denmark. Is this a sign of genius or madness? Next up, we have Teddy and BonZ who have plumped for the highly-rated but similarly massively outgunned midfielder Christian Eriksen (9.5%). With a relatively high ownership, he is virtually absent on FFS boards – brave enough for us. Finally, a host of players have gone for seemingly doomed Danish keeper Andersen (2.9%), perhaps in an effort to balance their budgets. Wazzagoal, Teddy, Catmac and Goldstonemr – take a bow!

Finally, a report on Extreme Valour would not be complete without a mention of quite another type of valour. It takes valour to include a nobody. But it takes a completely different type of valour to exclude a somebody. A somebody up against vulnerable opposition who ends up scoring in a 4-1 thrashing. Yes, benching Shirokov. I’m afraid that won’t qualify for a prize, but consider this your reward. Ladies and Gentlemen, James_Fitz!

Stay tuned for our Day 2 report and preview of Day 3!

Some reactions from managers here

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