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Harsh week, Man United star has to go… FPL

Now I’m not one to rant, moan, whinge, complain, berate or give off when things don’t go my way…


The FootballFancast team again came in over the average, but it could have been a lot better had decisions gone our way.


Moreno goal

The Fantasy Gods decided to laugh at us this week and laugh loudly as they allowed an absolute screamer of a goal from Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno to be deemed as offside.

I felt @JohnOC1991 summed up my feelings quite eloquently:

“You can accept some bad luck in FPL, but this morning I watched Moreno’s disallowed goal again. “Lampard vs Germany? Mendes vs Man Utd?

“Screw those, they didn’t cost me valuable points.

“Moreno was so, so clearly onside, and goal-scoring defenders tend to take maximum bonus.” he told


I watched the game, I even cheered the goal because despite not having Romelu Lukaku in the FFC team he deserved a goal after hitting the woodwork what felt like half a dozen times. I then later found that the assist had been given to Barry… Gareth-Bloody-Barry and not our very own Gerard Deulofeu?!

Having watched the replay multiple times I was utterly convinced that we could be looking at the first case of a fantasy football assist via flatulence because Barry couldn’t have did any more than fart on the ball as he appeared to jump over the cross from Delulofeu.

I ran through the available options. E-mailing the Premier League wasn’t one of them. Since starting the website more than 3 years ago I’m pretty sure they blocked me after asking them for additional bonus points for Tim Howard’s ridiculously fine looking beard.

I then considered running a twitter poll to ask what people thought about this despicable act of gross negligence from the points allocation team, but then realised that polls can be manipulated.


So I did… nothing… I picked myself up, dusted myself down, swore blindly that I would not send Barry a Christmas card this year and moved on. It also helped when six hours later I saw this picture which helped me make peace with the whole episode.

So the bottom line is that the FFC team was screwed over this week and the important thing is that I am not bitter… sort of… Okay I’m bitter – shut up! 😉

Anyway my rant is now over and we have Gameweek 16 to contend with so putting aside my grievances I will move on.

Although Micah Richards is still in the Football FanCast team we have to change Matteo Darmian who limped out of Manchester United’s Champions League clash in Wolfsburg. The Italian is valued at £5.6m, which leaves us with £6.9m to spend. Here are four options, and we want YOU to choose the one you want.

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·       Erik Pieters, Stoke £4.9m – Last five games have saw Big Eric register an impressive average of 6.4 points per game.

·       Christian Fuchs, Leicester £4.7m – Low ownership, playing in a strong Leicester team and let’s face it – if he scores past Chelsea this week a backpage headline reading “Leicester Fuchs over Chelsea” would be hysterical.

·       Toby Alderweireld, Spurs £5.6m – A rock in the Tottenham team and second to only Chris Smalling in terms of points scored for a defender.

·       Aleksandar Kolarov, Man City £6.4m – Attack-minded and lethal from set pieces.

As always feel free to follow us on Twitter @FantasyYIRMA where we take an unorthodox look at fantasy football and I have genuinely asked my Mrs what she thought of the name “Ighalo Mahrez Yirma” as an option for our first born child…

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