Now into my 6th year as a fantasy manager in the FPL, I bring a wealth of fantasy knowledge to the fantasy football game. Having spent the last 35 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 a club I followed, thanks in part to Francesco Totti. It wasn’t long after that I adopted Watford F.C. as my club to support. 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 6 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.
This year I have started providing commentary and opinions at Fantasy Football Geek in my Think Differently series. I also came on board at 90maat and Planet FPL, as a team correspondent for Watford, providing reviews and post game analysis. In 2018 I began producing and hosting a podcast called Pitch & Pint Pod, where we talk fantasy football from the Premier League, as well as review some good reviews and beer related news.