For the month of July we typically open up FantasyYIRMA.com for guest posts from the FPL community on Twitter. Thanks to Saaquib Dawoodani for submitting his thoughts and lessons learned from last season where he had a strong top 2% finish overall. If you are interested in featuring here on FantasyYIRMA.com drop me an email at […]
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Fantasy Football Fixture Calendar: MAY 2017 Written by @TheSarjeant .Open Letter to @OfficialFPL from Mr @FuzzyWarbles Bailly's Substitution rekindles #FPL debate RTs welcome LINK https://t.co/ODqYqRYKkD pic.twitter.com/Q9FUstzP5B — FantasyYIRMA #FPL (@FantasyYIRMA) May 2, 2017 Saturday 29 April : PREMIER LEAGUE – GAMEWEEK 35 15:00 Southampton v Hull 15:00 Stoke v West Ham 15:00 Sunderland v […]
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Written by @CraigHazell – (that’s important!) #FPL GAMEWEEK 35 DEFENDER: ERIC BAILLY, MANCHESTER UNITED Jose Mourinho has really become a predictable bore in his old age and his current gripe is that Man United are apparently the first team in the history of British football to have to play two games in a week. […]
Lineups from 16:30 Bournemouth: Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Ritchie, Surman, Gosling, Arter, Pugh, King Subs: Federici, Distin, O’Kane, Pugh, Rantie, Kermorgant, Murray. Manchester United: De Gea; Varela, McNair, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Mata, Memphis; Martial. Subs: Romero, Jones, Tuanzebe, Young, Schneiderlin, Pereira, Powell. FantasyYIRMA.com is a site focused on Fantasy Football news, […]
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Young, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao Subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Wilson Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea (c), Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Defoe. Subs: Mannone, Bridcutt Fletcher, Graham, Coates, Vergini, Watmore ️Gameweek 27 Preview⚽️ NOW LIVE… #FPL !! http://t.co/ZNgeQsQ5JR pic.twitter.com/ZHrJGRPrly — FantasyYIRMA #FPL […]
The Fantasy Premier League is BACK!!
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With more than 3000 people already in the league it will be a challenge to rise to the top – but if you do you WILL be rewarded!!
To celebrate the return of #FPL we have relaunched the FantasyYIRMA.com Mini-League with a cash prize on offer for the winner to £100 !!
Manager of the Month will win a free shirt from the guys at CAMPO RETRO and not forgetting BetMcLean who will be dishing out spot prizes in the form of free bets!!
This season we want to be BIGGER & BETTER
Will any of the new Premier League additions make your team?? With Sanchez, Costa, Fabregas, Herrera and a host of other new signings make their way into your squad or will you be looking for a bargain or two??
I think it’s fair to say that if you had told me that the FantasyYIRMA.com site was still running almost two years after it started I would have chuckled immensely… but it has… we have… and as both the twitter account and website has continued to grow, it genuinely is a pleasure to be involved in the wonderful world of Fantasy Football.
The interaction online from #FPL fans across the world has been fantastic!
For those who have asked how we finished this season:
Both myself and FY Writer Mark finished in the top 10k for the season which means that we both finished ahead of 99.7% of all 3,218,887 players in the game. Not bad eh?
I also have just noticed that when the season started for 2013/14 I was clearly too excited about picking my team that I forgot to design a kit!
For those that don’t know – the concept of FantasyYIRMA actually started back in 2006 when a drunken conversation back in Belfast around what to name our 6 person mini-league led to the following comment…
“I don’t give a flying **** what you call it, sure call it after yir ma”
There has only been one star in Manchester United’s and in 44.8% of Fantasy Premier League teams’ seasons.
Robin van Persie (£14.1m) has been the main man, the top goalscorer, the top points scorer, the man outshining all the others. He has looked indestructible. He even survived that attack from Ashley Williams at Swansea before Christmas.
The man eclipsed by the rise and rise of Van Persie’s star has been Wayne Rooney (£11.8m), as frequent injuries and frustrations have left him looking enviously at his team’s Dutch master and wondering just how he let a top billing that he used to own slip so easily into the former Arsenal man’s grasp. Just recently though, he’s been making hay whilst Van Persie was away.
Alright, they were in the FA Cup. And okay, he did hopelessly miss a penalty in the West Ham game, but Rooney has found the net in each of United’s last two matches at Old Trafford – matches that Van Persie was rested for – and so should be in a confident mood ahead of the visit of Southampton on Wednesday night.
The forward is itching to impress after scoring just seven Premier League goals this season, and he could just be the key to a strong ending to the season for both United and for your Fantasy team.
As the pressure cranks up, each and every win for United looks more and more important as they seek yet another title. Sir Alex Ferguson could find himself turning to the man who has been there and done it before in a bid to get over the line.
That bid could start on Wednesday.
Elsewhere during this midweek Gameweek – everyone loves a midweek Gameweek don’t they? – there will be tales of cup woe to be shared at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal meet Liverpool.
Supporters of Bradford City and Oldham Athletic can watch that one with smug smiles on their faces, and one man that Liverpool will need to watch closely will be the Gunners forward Olivier Giroud (£7.8m), who could just shunt Theo Walcott (£9.4m) out to the right of midfield again following his excellent recent form.
There were also cup woes for Norwich and QPR at the weekend, and they don’t look like disappearing in the league as the duo host Tottenham and Manchester City respectively. Gareth Bale (£9.8m) and David Silva (£9.4m) look to be the men to watch.
Rafael Benitez takes his Chelsea team to Reading, and in amongst the usual suspects in his Blues side – although there’s no Eden Hazard here of course – it could also be worth looking at the visitors’ defence, particularly the Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.7m) who has racked up four assists since becoming more of a regular in the Blues’ team in November. Against a Reading outfit who have been known to leak goals at home, he’ll be looking to get forward.
Everton should also be on the front foot in their match against a stuttering West Brom, and many bosses will be hoping that Marouane Fellaini (£7.7m) can return to scoring ways after failing to find the net since December 1st. Meanwhile, Nikica Jelavic (£8.0m) has lost support following just one goal in 12 games.
One man who is more used to hitting the back of the net recently is Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke (£6.5m), and with the Belgian forward providing one of very few rays of light amidst the doom and gloom surrounding his club this season, Villa will be looking to him to fire against a similarly out of form Newcastle United at Villa Park.
He can do just that, and ensure that whilst his star still isn’t as high as Van Persie’s or even Rooney’s, it will at least stay on the rise.