September 28, 2011
What was AVB thinking when he subbed in Kalou at the end of the game? You knew Valencia was going to attack the goal so why not play Ivanovic or Drogba who are excellent in the air? As it turned out Kalou's unbelievable, brain-dead handball in the box denied his teammates three road points and fantasy players a Chelsea clean sheet.
September 26, 2011
Today I visited the home of Manchester United, Manchester City, Bolton, Blackburn, Leeds, Bradford City, and Huddersfield Town. Having been at Blackpool's grounds yesterday, I am now visually connected to many of the footie venues I'd only seen on TV.
Premier fantasy managers should not dwell in the past. However, lessons can be learned to help with transfer decisions in the future. Patience is usually a key over the long run. Sir John looked at players he deemed over-rated or useless and winced at their performance in Week 6.
September 24, 2011
A Saturday in England and a day of Premier footie action beginning with Manchester City's convincing clean sheet victory over Everton and fantasy rewards for managers holding Joe Hart, David Silva and those nutty enough to have Mario Balotelli.
September 23, 2011
Day one in England; a Yank in the land of the beautiful game. Talking footie with everyone I meet and ready for the three day weekend for Premier Fantasy.
September 21, 2011
Your ESPN Premier Fantasy blog bloke will soon be traveling with Lady Patti. Internet access may be limited, so if blog entries are sparse, I offer sincere apologies in advance.
September 19, 2011
After five games it's time for fantasy managers to come to grips with players who may be heartfelt favorites but are not producing.
September 17, 2011
After the first Championship games on Tuesday, Sir John noted that the operators of the CL fantasy game had a major error in their rule enforcement. Today they corrected the blunder.
September 15, 2011
Day two for Group Stage 1 is over and nothing has been done to correct a fantasy rule violation.
September 14, 2011
Sir John has learned the outsourced people who run the Champions League Fantasy game have really messed up.
September 12, 2011
The new Champions Fantasy game on ESPN is now activated; however, it uses the old format from past Premier Fantasy competition and most of the salaries are sky-high.
September 11, 2011
There were several developments today for fantasy managers, including the messy defection of Asamoah Gyan.
September 9, 2011
Hello lads and lassies,
Sir John looked at the rosters of the five leading managers of the Premier Fantasy game.
September 7, 2011
Hello lads and lassies,
Thankfully, the international break is over and EPL fantasy fanatics can have our lives returned.
September 4, 2011
With the first three weeks of EPL play in the books, it’s time for Fantasy managers to look at players who have had slow starts in posting acceptable numbers.
September 3, 2011
Premier Fantasy salary adjustments and new teams for players are now posted; however, do not rely on the player's listed health status.