Okay. The term “football’s back” is very English Premier League centric, but as an English Premier League club supporter for the 2nd season in a row, I think I can be forgiven.
In reality, football has been back for me for the past 3 weeks, with an unprecedented entry into the Europa League qualifiers gracing these golden palms. But I want to appeal to the masses.
Those same masses that will be tuning in for Liverpool’s (the Champions of Europe) leagie opener against newly promoted Norwich City tomorrow night. A match that has the FPL players out there selecting their usual LFC culprits, in hope they’ll kick start their own season as the club itself is expecting to do.
A strange amount of people come into your life at this time of year, be it through office leagues or online banter. The Fantasy Football world is constantly peaking at new heights year in and year out, with all of those August experts of which 60% (citation/actual research needed) will claim post-October that they completely forgot they entered. This is of course a ruse for the many managers that start off badly. If this was the case real football, Marco Silva and Dean Smith could be forgiven by their respective boards and still have a job going into this season’s Christmas period…
A controversial statement above that I will live or die by in certain Merseyside/Birmingham circles. Both have invested heavily in their sides, but a personal belief here that neither will be setting the world alright quote as they should this year.
That however hasn’t stopped me selecting a heavily weighted Everton contingency to kick off my FPL season. Siggy and Digne look set to keep me ticking along. Pickford would be there if I ever decided to invest that 0.5m more in the keeper department. But that time isn’t now. Unfortunately I can’t say that I value Tyrone Mings as highly as Aston Villa do.
But what do I know!? Nothing. Away from Football Manager I am rather useless in the football ether. But at least I have that.
Anyway, I digress. Excitement is here and fans alike are rejoicing. Defending Champions look to cement their already impressive legacy and tomorrow’s deadline day looks set to evolve the Sky Blues once more. Everton also actually, see me tomorrow.
After the curtain raises I will of course discuss the workings of all other teams involved but at present this is my convoluted way of asking you to prove both Capsule Social and myself wrong by joining our league.
Can join through the FPL site with the code: tuw5pn
And of course attack me and defend your mighty gods of manager and player alike via social media.
But all in all, let’s embrace this new season.
Of which I will win…