Friday 9 August 2019

A New Season

This 'ere blog of mine is ostensibly (or more correctly "totally") a music based thing.
But now for a departure.

7:30 on Friday 9th August marks the beginning of a new Premier League Season, and by association the beginning of a new Fantasy Football Season.

For the last 3 weeks I have be cogitating, tinkering, referring to wikipedia, asking questions (and giving opinions/answers) on a Fantasy Football forum, all in the hope/belief of improving on my previous best of  2,238 points and a ranking of 158, 907 (out of about 5 million).
That was last year, and it's taken 11 years on Fantasy Premier League to get this far.
Having won a virtual League last year, the pressure is now on to perform as previously - hence the 3 weeks of focus, concentration, and (probably according to everyone else) time wasting.

My team is now set, and it's too late to change it now.  But I an going to find myself for the next 38 weeks staring at the BBC Website on Saturday afternoons watching for scorers, assisters, yellow cards, and generally shouting at the screen when a manager decides to substitute (or leave out) one of "my" players.
Sundays will be spent in a sort of Post Mortem state, as I analyse the errors in my team, take a sneaky look at other Teams, re-watch Match Of The Day looking for slight hints of form in previously un-considered players, and plotting my Transfer strategy for the next couple of weeks.

Fantasy Football - designed to appeal to Football fans with a love of statistics and spreadsheets
(that'll be me then!)

When I first used the Fantasy Premier League website, I thought it was just me.  Later I discovered several users on The Afterword site (another place on the interweb where I spend (possibly) too much time), and recently more Fantasy Football-ists have come out of the woodwork at work.
I am now a member of 4 Leagues - I feel like Manchester City now fighting for glory on 4 fronts.

If there are any other players out there, see you at
And if there are others out there, I'm hoping you understand my desire to get that team "just right" (or am I being too obsessive?)

And now to return to the musical theme:

Genesis - Match Of The Day


  1. It's not just you, I'm in too. And in three leagues too where, history suggests, I will manage mid-table obscurity.

    1. I dream of mid-table mediocrity

    2. The Wedding Present have a "George Best" league you can join...