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So with the season warming up now and decisions becoming increasingly difficult – we start HERE:  looking at the fixtures for the weekend ahead.

Newbie TIP: Matches are easier when teams are playing at HOME. So we look where the games are happening for the big teams to decide which teams we should be looking at.

FORWARDS DEBATE (We don’t call them Strikers hey!)

United home against Westham

So in theory, United should win this comfortably. The problem is that none of their players are doing anything noteworthy. Rooney?? Hernandez?? Nani?? The only one worth considering at this point is Berbatov, and thats saying alot. He costs 13,21 on yahoo for those thinking about it. I certainly am.

City away to Sunderland

With City’s win against Liverpool on Monday, I think they should win this one. It is away though – and the only player I’d put in my team right now is Tevez. But he costs a whopping 17,69 – which is too much for my budget!

Spurs home against Wigan

So I’ll be hanging on to my keeper (Gomes) – because Spurs should take this one. He is in a bit of injury doubt though, so I’ll have to keep my eye on him on the Saturday morning injury list.  In terms of forwards, Crouch scored 3 goals for them last night in their Euro qualifier, so Im considering him. He also only costs 9,30 so thats not too bad.

Chelsea home against Stoke

You should be getting the hang on this by now, so you’ll know Im about to say: Stock up on Chelsea players this week! I’m keeping Drogba and Malouda. Im not one for putting all my eggs in one basket though, so in my opinion, I’d only put a max of 3 players from one team, in my fantasy team.

Liverpool home against West Brom

Aaah, Liverpool is upsetting me as much as United, so Im steering clear of these guys. They should win this match. But the question is WHO will score. Will Torres start?  Etc etc.. N’gog is already in my team, and I got him for very cheap (not that he’s increased in price that much) – but I’m still not sure if I’ll keep him. Reality is that he is only the second forward and will not shine as brightly as Torres.

Arsenal away to Blackburn

Now Arsenal had a great game last week, with Walcott scoring 3 goals. The question for me is: What are the chances of him scoring again? I’ve always liked him, but he’s not a consistent goal scorer. He also now costs 13,55. So if you can afford him, put him in – Im doubtful I will.

Newcastle away to Wolves

Goldenboy of the moment: Carroll, who plays for Newcastle, who also scored 3 goals for them last week. Same question applies! They are playing away. This is a new boy. Will he score again?? You just can’t be sure. He costs 11,34 if you’re interested. I might be..

Of course Bale needs to get a mention because he is THE best ‘defender’ in the EPL, and you’ve just got to have him.

Good Luck with your team and let me know how things are going!

Drogba and Malouda : Chelsea

The Must-have!

Just a note: I woke up yesterday to the great news that I was second on the log again. Such a mess up with Yahoo scores last week. So the image that shows I only scored 60.5 is incorrect. My official score for Week 1 was: 74! I thank you.

Still waiting for the scores to update…. But Im sure I wont be able to hold on to my 2nd place since I didnt have Walcott. SUCH A LUCKY GUESS by some that he would do well. But I dont even think those people anticipated the Hattrick that he produced. But sometimes, just sometimes people get lucky. And this was one of those times. There wasnt much indication that this was going to happen. Especially with Blackpools good debut performance last week. So here we are – lets just see what happens.

N.B. TIP::  Theres this little thing about buying players before the scores update.  When the scores update, so do the player prices. SO – if any player has a really good game, of course his price is going to increase. What this means isssss…. you’ve gotta buy them before the scores update. This ensures that you’ll be able to buy them at the price they were before they scored 🙂 Thus beating the slow coaches to the punch. If you decide you dont want them, just sell ’em when you’re working on your team during the week. Either way, its best to cover your bases this way.

So getting back to this week..

Im really hoping Fergie gives the new wunderkind a chance to shine – I need some luck on my side today. LETS GO UNITED!!

Ok, testing this posting via the iPhone app..

So how’s your Saturday going??? I’m happy that Bale scored twice 🙂 Malouda also scored… Drogbas the only one who didn’t score – but it’s all good. Everyone had him, so there’s no real problem with that.

Classic rookie mistake of the week.. Making a change on Friday meaning to do more research on Fri night or Saturday morning. Shyte happens and I didn’t get a chance to do that! So I’m stuck with a guy who’s NOT playing today – so I’ll just take that 0!

Looking forward to tomorrows United game and also the Liverpool game on Monday as well.

So let me know how it’s going!

T

So the YAHOO LEAGUE is finally open and we can begin!! Yaaaaay!!

Now before we even get to the real player selection… we are going to have to decide on a team name. There are so many ways this could go. Options Options Options:

You could work with the name of your favourite premier league team. Eg. TanyaUnited (BORING)
Or you could use your name and do something interesting with that. Eg. TDazzlers (CHEESY)

OR >> You could do something lots more interesting. Always remember that nothing humiliates guys more than being beaten by a woman!! And I just love that 🙂 We are at liberty of pushing that envelope. This is supposed to be fun, remember – not serious.

According to Football Babble (granted, thats American Football, but who cares?), here are some options:

Fantasy Team Name

1        Girl Power
2        Women Do It Better
3        Weekend Widows
4        Women Who Score
5        Girls Gone Wild
6        Married…With Children
7        Chicks with Balls

Source: Football Babble

IF you don’t want to go with a male bashing name… Here are the top names from Teamnames.net

Fantasy Team Name

1        Bloodbath and Beyond
2        Meth Lab Einsteins
3        The Sons of Pitches
4        French Toast Mafia
5        F.B.I (Female Body Inspectors)
6        Paintball Wizards
7        Kung Fu Pandas
8        The Funky Town Monkey Pimps
9        The Beer View Mirrors
10      Multiple Scorgasms

Source: www.teamnames.net

Rest assured, you can change it all through the season, so its not something to stress about. But I spent a while thinking about it yesterday and today and finally decided on: KICK YOU IN THE BALLS. Hahahahaaaa 🙂

Welcome to ALL Newbies (and others, who just won’t admit to needing some help!) to the Yahoo Fantasy Football League. And just to be clear, we’re talking soccer here. http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football

As a female who played her first season in 2009, I was lucky to have come from a soccer-loving family and have a husband who could help by talking me through the initial stages. We’ve got a strict rule in our league, however, about “helping”. One could very well get kicked out of the league if they believe you’re being “helped” too much!

Of course, as a female these are the things you are faced with. Constantly having to prove yourself in this male-dominated arena. They talk in code, they want to keep us out. But I am here, helping you. I will try to answer some of the things you may be too embarrassed to ask .. I will tell you what the nicknames of the players and clubs are… Together, we will break the code. And infiltrate the Fantasy Football League – cos they cant be the only ones having fun!

Truth be told, there are so many advantages to managing your own team in the FF (Fantasy Football) League. If you are watching the games anyway, this is the ideal way to really get into it and start enjoying your weekends again!

I look forward to our journey…