English Premier League,Features

Fantasy Football – What’s in it for us?

28 Apr , 2014  

Danish football fans

We’re all gaffers really

I’m just about to enjoy tonight’s Arsenal v Newcastle game.  The reason I can enjoy it is because all of my fantasy football players have already played this week, therefore this game will not affect my points total.

This is what I miss – being able to sit and watch a game objectively.  Over the last six or seven years the majority of football fans have forgotten what this is like – this very simple pleasure of enjoying the game I love, not caring if the goalkeeper gets a clean-sheet or not being absolutely devastated by one of my players getting a red card.  Simply watching a Premier League match as a fan is a luxury that fantasy football denies us.  This is the price we pay as we strive to earn the bragging rights with our mates.  More…