Funny Old Game

Getting warmed up for the new season

After my best season yet (top 1%) I didn’t want the season to end, my team was flying, a combination of Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, having Josh King for months and a last day Coutinho captain, the points were rolling in, and I loved it.

So it surprised me that when the transfer window opened, fantasy football didn’t cross my mind. Then, I told myself, ‘I’m not playing this year’, days and weeks went by and I was still telling myself that I wasn’t going to play. See, last season I took note after note, read page after page, took hit after hit, listened to podcast after podcast, spent hours debating if an out-of-form Sanchez would be better at home to Middlesbrough than Theo Walcott. Sometimes, it felt more  like something I HAD to do and not something I WANTED to do.

I couldn’t do it all again….or could I?

Yes, yes I could. And yes I will.

The thing about fantasy football and why we all love it so much, is the same reasons why we sometimes hate it. The satisfaction when you’re last minute transfer scores, when you’re differential captain outscores a premium player, nailing the perfect triple captain. There’s nothing quite like it, and despite the stress and obsession it causes, I love it. This season my team Pique Blinders will be back again, I will be back.

My plan for this season?

  • Watch Match of the Day more, too many transfers last season relied upon match reports instead of watching for myself
  • Less hits – I lost SO many points last season thanks to rash hits, hopefully this season I can sit on the itches more and take no more than 10 hits over the season.
  • Don’t hold grudges – too many players missed out on a slot in my line up because they’ve let me down previously

… and …


Playing fantasy football shouldn’t be a chore, and it shouldn’t feel like one either, I’m going to enjoy it a lot more this year and get more involved in the wonderful community. I hope you do too.


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532 thoughts on “Getting warmed up for the new season

  1. 2nd attempt, please RMT. 1.5mil in the bank

    Fabianski, (Elliot)
    Daniels, Trippier, Alonso, (Ward, 4m Def)
    Zaha, Alli, Redmond, KDB, (Loftus-Cheek)
    Lukaku, Gayle, Firminio


  2. Hi All,
    Please RMT and any suggestions are welcome. I’m going to play 3-4-3 (most likely) and would like to have some ITB at the start.

    Foster (Myhill)
    Cahill, Cedric, Daniels (Lowton, Tomkins)
    Alli, Coutinho, Zaha, Willian (Loftus-Cheek)
    Lukaku, Lacazette, Gayle


    • @Buckeye Good to go for now

      You can save 0.5 in defense by downgrading one of them, probably wont need all defenders to play…

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