Now into my 5th year as a fantasy manager in the FPL, I bring a wealth of fantasy knowledge to the fantasy football game. Having spent the last 37 years organizing and playing fantasy sports (primarily NFL fantasy football), the premise of the game remains the same. Score more points than your opponents, hope your luck holds and most importantly, have fun!
While I’ve been a football fan since the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico City featuring Argentina against West Germany, it wasn’t until 2000 that I started following the English game a bit closer. Still, fantasy football for me meant shoulder pads and helmets, as the National Football League reigned supreme in my life starting in 1983, as I started my own fantasy league.
In 2003 I started following Serie A and A.S.Roma, which quickly became my favorite club team, thanks in part to Francesco Totti. It wasn’t long afte that I adopted Watford F.C. as my English club of choice. While not Italian, it was an amazing feeling watching 2006 World Cup when Italy defeated France from the spot.
The 2013-14 EPL season was my inaugural season, kicking around the fantasy game, while learning the players, the teams and most importantly, what NOT to do. Team formations and strategies continue to evolve each year, as learning is an ongoing process. Even 5 years participating in the fantasy game I am still attempting to improve on the previous season, while avoiding common mistakes and working to finish in that top 1% of the league.