Monthly Archives: April 2009

EPL Gameweek 35 Fantasy Preview: Pinch Me, I’m Better than George Best

Flying back to LAX yesterday, I had a layover in Chicago. I got off the plane and walked into the United Airlines terminal – and was immediately surrounded by hundreds of travelers wearing those goofy respiratory masks. I mean, hundreds. … Continue reading

Posted in Arsenal vs Manchester United, bargain choices for fantasy EPL, Cristiano Ronaldo, fantasy premier league blog, ronaldo is better than george best (pause) NOT, UEFA Champions League | 8 Comments

Ouch, My Ribs: Rio’s Ribs to Break United?

Rio Ferdinand is a major doubt for United’s visit to Boro on Saturday with a rib injury. Jonny Evans (4.2M) should partner Nemanja Vidic in central defense. Evans may be an inexpensive fantasy stopgap, but the Northern Irish youngster has … Continue reading

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Butt’s Brain: Tuesday Musings…

Some very quick footie related musings… I’ve been out of town for a few days but will return tomorrow evening in preparation for a weekend of Premier League action… I’m a bit down – I’ve all but lost the inaugural … Continue reading

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Jermain Defoe’s Brother Dies After Attack

He was back in training this week and set to feature against league leaders Manchester United, but striker and blog favorite Jermaine Defoe will not be traveling with his team to Old Trafford today. His brother was killed last night … Continue reading

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Funny Feeling Friday: Emiliano Insua

This one is really coming out of nowhere, but just hear me out. Insua is selected by just 0.1% of fantasy managers. Not one percent. 1/10 of one percent. Basically, no one owns Liverpool’s cheapest left back. That’s the bad … Continue reading

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Frank Lampard. Respect.

London radio host calls Lampard “weak and scum” after Lampard’s beak-up with his longtime girlfriend Elen Rives. Lampard remained in his big house while his ex moved into a smaller apartment with the two kids. Lampard calls into the radio … Continue reading

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EPL Gameweek 34 Fantasy Preview

Why waste 10M (Arshavin) on a brilliant midfielder classified as a striker when you can spend just 6.6M (Walcott) for one? Will the cheap Amr Zaki return to Wigan’s starting lineup and get in on the goals? Will the even … Continue reading

Posted in Amr Zaki, andrew johnson, bargain choices for fantasy EPL, bobby zamora, Cristiano Ronaldo, fantasy premier league blog, Jermain Defoe, Premier League predictions, ricardo fuller, theo walcott | 10 Comments

Fantasy at Anfield: But Did You Miss Out?

Yesterday’s sensational 4-4 draw between Arsenal and Liverpool may have Manchester United licking their lips as Portsmouth visit Old Trafford today – but also has fantasy football managers licking their lips even more…  Did you miss out on Arshavin (8% … Continue reading

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Quote of the Season: Fulham’s Mohamed Al-Fayed

Fulham have been a surprise club this year in the Premier League. Roy Hodgson’s brilliant management, the emergence of inexpensive fantasy studs Brede Hangeland, Clint Dempsey, and Mark Schwarzer, and a superb home record at Craven Cottage have all contributed … Continue reading

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Football Club Refunds Fans for "Pitiful" Performance

Energie Cottbus’ players will reimburse the entrance fee of their fans who made the 610 kilometres journey to see the team lose 4-0 at Schalke this past weekend. The German club are second from bottom in the Bundesliga table, and … Continue reading

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