2016/2017 Fantasy Roundup


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As the 2016/17 Premier League Fantasy Football came to a close recently I decided it would be interesting to summarize my fantasy exploits in a blog article, at least it would make for a cool keepsake for the future. In the past I had played the Yahoo Fantasy PL game but when it folded up my friends and I searched for a replacement and found Draft Fantasy. 2015/16 turned out to be a great season for me individually as I went on to not only win my group but also finished as the #1 ranked global player which led to some writing opportunities and ultimately the creation of my own website/blog. I also decided to broaden my fantasy horizons, joined in with the FPL Twitter community, and added a few different games to my repertoire this past season. Let’s start the recap with my personal favorite as I attempted to defend the Draft Fantasy crown. read more

Crown (Summer I 2017) Game 6 Recap

Crown were taking on 1st-placed DW Energy FC on Wednesday evening and pre-game this time around is going to focus on not who could make the game but more like who couldn’t and why, so here’s the lengthy list to give you an idea of what personnel issues Crown has been dealing with this season:

Regulars:

Mark – injured/big babyitis

Tim – work travel

John – has twins

Josh – runs a bar

Eddie – sand in his lady parts (thanks Travis)

Subs:

Micah – funeral

Jeremy #2 – baseball read more

TDA Bulls (Summer I 2017) Game 5 Recap

First off, I didn’t really lie, I did not think you would see me on the field for a few games but a sub opportunity opened up as Justin was off flying a kite somewhere. Spreadsheet FC, I mean TDA were taking on a new addition to the division, the Sharpshooters, who had opened up their season with a perfect 3-0 record so something had to give as the Bulls put their undefeated record on the line. Here is your recap, with videos again 🎉!

TDA Bulls v Sharpshooters:

The Bulls meant business from the get go as they went on the offensive, pinning the Sharpshooters back in their own zone and Brandon eventually found the opener with a shot from distance, 1-0. Simon then hit the inside of the post but Carolyn was there to put the rebound in and it was 3-0. A really nice team goal was next as Ricardo to Jorden to Carolyn, tic-tac-toe, and it was 5-0 at the half. read more

GW38 Preview – Draft Fantasy Football

This is it…the Final Gameweek in the Premier League Fantasy Football season is upon us. So you know what that means, my final preview article of the season is ready and waiting to help you take glory in your league, good luck!:

https://blog.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk/gw38-final-fantasy-draft-fantasy-football/

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Crown (Summer I 2017) Game 5 Recap

There is probably a Tornado heading for us shortly so let’s get straight to the recap before I have to get in our shelter, yeah, we have one…it’s real, and it’s spectacular.

Crown v Donkey Balls:

It was a slightly bizarre opening few minutes for Crown as the ball did not seem to want to bounce their way as an OG (Sorry Shawn, doesn’t count towards Golden Boot), a defensive mistake, and a brutal backspin led to an early 3-0 deficit. Simon set up Doug to cut the lead to 3-1 before the Donkeys answered with one of their own to take a 4-1 lead to halftime. read more

TDA Bulls (Summer I 2017) Game 4 Recap

The TDA Bulls were back in action on Friday night for their fourth game of the season, and Simon was also back for his scheduled sub game, all thanks to the amazing spreadsheet of course, so you get to read another Special Edition. Let’s first get a mini-recap of their third game out of the way, followed by a more in depth one. And guess what?, it was video night! Exciting, huh?

TDA Bulls v Barcelona #1:

The Bulls played a solid game and came away with an 8-2 win, led by a pair of goals from Brandon, plus singles from Kim, Jordan and Alena. Brandon also had one wrongly disallowed so his almost hat trick gives him the POTG for this one, pretty sexist list so far with Tyler, Doug and Brandon all tied with one each, just saying… read more

Crown (Summer I 2017) Game 3/4 Recap

Well let’s start by saying that I apologize if you thought that you would get two separate articles for this week’s Crown double-header but as I have said before, I am but one man. For whatever reason the schedule makers gave Crown games on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, not exactly ideal for the oldest team in the league but we trooped on regardless.

Crown v DW Energy FC:

The first game was against a fellow undefeated (2-0) team, DW Energy FC. Crown were missing a few important players in Mark, Tim, Jeremy and Josh so Simon and Jeremy #2 were called to sub, so was another unnamed guy but he failed to show. Luckily though, DW had a “skeleton crew” out…well that turned into a loaded lineup by kickoff so not so much. It was clear from the opening kick that Crown were in tough on this night as DW dominated the possession and were creating scoring chances. Eventually they converted a pair and took a 2-0 lead to halftime, but it could have been worse if not for some big saves from Pistol in the Crown net. But while being outplayed Crown were not getting any help from the refs who blew some pretty obvious calls, one of which sent Shawn (and Simon to a lesser degree) into a fit of rage that ended up with a trip to the sin bin for our Captain: read more

Crown (Summer I 2017) Game 2 Recap

After a Bye week, Crown was back on the indoor field on Wednesday night for their second game of the season against MG2. Crown went into this game having won their initial game and were looking to get off to a 2-0 record which would be a great improvement on last season’s start. In a little bit of unfortunate injury news for Crown, Mark “Speed is Good” Goodspeed may be lost for over a month so Simon “Half-Speed” will likely provide cover. Tim and Josh joined Mark on the absent list this week so along with Simon a blast from the past was called into sub in the form of Rob. Here is a transcript of the typical way a conversation goes with this character, warning PG-13: read more