Monthly Archives: September 2008

A $700 Billion Bailout Plan He is Not: Expensive Berbatov Opens His Account

While the Bulgarian stock exchange has seen its value¬†plummet¬†a la the US stock market, Bulgaria’s greatest footballing export Dimitar Berbatov seems headed in the opposite direction. The expensive Manchester United striker opened his Champions League account today netting twice in … Continue reading

Posted in $700 Billion Bailout Plan, Adebayor, Amr Zaki, Arsenal, Ashley Young, Dimitar Berbatov, Fantasy Premier League, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, Manchester United, Robin van Persie, UEFA Champions League, Wayne Rooney | 10 Comments

Drink-Driving Carlton Cole Celebrates with Goal: Ashton Injury Re-aligns West Ham Stars

A few player thoughts as the fantasy premier league pundits continue to offer our satisfaction guaranteed or your money back fantasy premier league tips and suggestions… While the US has not yet agreed on a $700B bailout plan, we warned … Continue reading

Posted in Amr Zaki, Antonio Valencia, Armand Traore, Carlton Cole, Dean Ashton, Dean Ashton injury, Fantasy Premier League, fantasy premier league pundit, premier league picks, West Ham | 12 Comments

Gameweek 6 Fantasy Preview: Bailout Plan, Anyone?

While economic pundits debate whether or not the US Congress should approve a $700B dollar bailout plan for what was (formerly) the world’s most powerful economy, fantasy soccer pundits around the globe debate soccer’s big bailout plan: Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester … Continue reading

Posted in Arsenal, Carling Cup, Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo, Defoe, Everton, Fantasy Premier League, fantasy soccer, Liverpool, Mikel Arteta, Newcastle, Portsmouth | 16 Comments

A Delightful Brazilian Not Named Robinho

At 6.4, Denilson is an absolute heist. Like the Jules Rimet Cup. I think that the media may have this one right. The 20 year old is ready, willing, and able to play first team football at Arsenal. He put … Continue reading

Posted in Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Bolton, Brazilians, Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Fantasy Premier League, Hull City, Premier League Pundit, Robinho, Samir Nasri, The Gunners | 2 Comments

Carling Couple of Thoughts with Cristiano

Now, the fantasy slave is really back. Cristiano returned to the starting lineup today in third round Carling Cup action and scored a typical Cristiano-like goal, rising above two defenders in traffic and sending a powerful header into the back … Continue reading

Posted in Adebayor, Arsenal, Carling Cup, Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fantasy Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester United, Robin van Persie | 5 Comments

Ridiculous Rotation: Fantasy Fringe Players Get a Chance

A few thoughts as fantasy managers get their heads around the unlikeliest of heroes Salomon Kalou and Ji-Sung Park coming through in the clutch at Stamford Bridge this past weekend. We know about Rafa’s dreaded rotation policy at Liverpool. But … Continue reading

Posted in Arsenal, Chelsea, Deco, Gary Neville, Manchester United, Michael Ballack, Robin van Persie, Wes Brown | 2 Comments

Match Day Musings, Fantasy League Style

A big day of footie for me, as I was able to take in three-of-four early matches this morning (a great combination of live video streaming & TV), my weekend pub team is holding a practice to kick it about … Continue reading

Posted in Alfonso Alves, Carlton Cole, Gianfranco Zola, Jimmy Bullard, Liverpool, Michael Owen, Roy Keane, Steven Gerrard, Sunderland, West Ham | 4 Comments

Gameweek 5 Fantasy Preview: Market Uncertainty Grows

As investors around the world frantically move their money into safer investments in the midst of a financial crisis, fantasy premier league managers all over the world are hunkering down and preparing for the biggest market event of the fantasy … Continue reading

Posted in Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Bentley, Fantasy Premier League, Fernando Torres, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Mikel Arteta, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Yakubu | 17 Comments

In Fine Kompany

England under-21 starlet Michael Johnson signed a 5-year extension with Man City today. Two months ago, this would have been massive news for Mark Hughes’ club. Now, it causes some problems for fantasy managers who want in on the club’s … Continue reading

Posted in Chelsea, Clint Dempsey, Elano, Jo, Manchester City, Mark Hughes, Robinho, Vincent Kompany | 1 Comment

Ballack Loves Porsches and Playing Time; Only Gets Porsches

Michael Ballack came on for Deco in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on Tuesday. While the game was already decided at the hour mark, Ballack’s first appearance of the year should be a welcome sight to Chelsea … Continue reading

Posted in Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Fantasy Premier League, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, Michael Ballack, Scolari, UEFA Champions League | 4 Comments