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This is a selection process Karen Brady would be jealous of!

Guest Post Written by @Tori_RH

I quietly sit in the living room; a freshly poured Nespresso coffee and the laptop open. The small fella is watching SpongeBob and the rest of the house are in bed…

TAKE 1

The day…Saturday 13th August 2016… Premier League 16/17 Season opener…

I have spent the nearly the last 20 years listening to all kinds of Football Managerial speak from my husband. A Liverpool supporter myself I have always had a keen interest in all things sport… I chose to support football and in particular Liverpool; when it was trendy to support Manchester United… Yes it was trendy once!

A keen Fantasy Football ‘Manager’ I have listened to hubby’s in-depth analysis of all things Football, and all things Liverpool; how fantastic they are and how “oh my God why am I supporting this team”.  Benitez the manager that won his heart and then broke it, Rogers the utter tool & more recently Klopp the man to bring it home…

From my perspective; football, the thing that turns my husband into a nervous teenager from Friday afternoon, until the full time whistle blows… Now what I didn’t realise is it isn’t just his love for his team that brings on the nerves…

Oh nooo, this runs deeper…

Bragging rights! No longer is it enough where your beloved team finishes at the end of every weekend in the season and on the final day… This is about your knowledge, do you really know what you are talking about when you spout analysis that would make Gary Lineker jealous… Or are you repeating something you heard at the water cooler. Are you the work colleague that asks the questions or the one that answers them; will your wisdoms be repeated infinitum for the coming week or are you riding the reiteration train…

So why am I sat laptop at the ready? A couple that fantasies’ together stays together… Whoops, Fantasy Football I should say!

The screen is telling me to come back later. 404 errors and spinning wheel of internet death is not good…

Yes I know, Last Minute Larry… I try all ways to get the site to let me log in. The app is running on my phone, the webpage on my phone and my laptop; oh I know try Explorer, as Chrome isn’t doing it…

Nope…

Nothing…

The minutes tick by the deadline draws near… Hubby is now telling me all the options I have… All end with me on a back foot in the scoring capabilities…

The hashtag on twitter is being handed its arse; #FPL you might have your emoji for the day but your Premier League website has unprecedented traffic.

My lovely friends at @FantasyYIRMA send a tweet out – is the site down? … The responses come quick and fast…

YES!

Running all my pages I am still trying to get in… Then all of a sudden I’m in….

As the 11:30 deadline hits – come back later…. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

TAKE 2

Fast forward to Friday the 19th

A Tweet I ignore… Accidentally….

Friday evening, sitting down on the sofa, laptop out, glass of wine poured.. Hubby asks what I am doing… “My FPL Team” I smile proudly.

Great Steamin Pile of Rollicks…. Friday deadline closed; its 7:45pm and there’s this thing called Friday Night Football now! As you can see I am coming across all a bit girly about this but the will to continue is actually stronger than ever… Now I am going to be down 2 weeks’ worth of points… I am going to do this if it kills me….

TAKE 3

Friday 26th I’m not letting Friday Night Football catch me out again! Vino in one hand laptop mouse in the other I log in… “But you have until the morning” he says “no Friday Night Football tonight”… I fire the Marge Simpson glare and growl in his direction…

I select the option of what I am calling ‘quick pick’. My knowledge is basic with a strong bias with all I hear hubby pontificate so I ain’t starting from scratch, I don’t have the desire to physically manage a team one day, I just want to own the net worth of a Premier league Team!

Hub’s looks over my shoulder… I hear noises of agreement and wait for it….. Hmmmm I’d call it…. Jealousy! “I’d make two switches” he said… “Go ooonnnn” I reply. He made a remarkably good case for switching a defender and a midfielder out and I agree, and like my options…

Done…

Now to name the Team… It was suggested I don’t go too girly! I wouldn’t but I did want to make a statement…

The Cherry Poppers did very well in their first weekend, thanks to a Hull defender… Above average and that caused me to be a little #SmugYIRMA…

And who says girls can’t play Fantasy Football… Forget Bend it like Beckham… This is a selection process Karen Brady would be jealous of!

 

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Some call her Tori, I call her T others have been known to call her Mrs King (just don’t ask who the Scarecrow is) Blogger, Mother, Lover. Fantasist…

Follow @Tori_RH on twitter!

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