Dear reader, I may not have a pint of Guinness to salute you with but be rest assured, good things do come to those who wait.
This review for FPL season 2021/22 has been slowly-cooked and well marinated. And with the new FPL season about to launch, this review can simultaneously serve as dessert and appetizer.
Some of our FPL managers feasted throughout the season and didn’t have Hazard-ous consequences. They feasted but stayed in great shape and lasted the course, no excess weight slowing down their ascent to glory. These managers simply enjoyed extra chips and double burgers, erm , er – double gameweeks, I mean. Popping champagne and puffing on cigars without raising eyebrows (Hi, Carlo !!)
Other FPL managers got served shabby breakfast throughout the season. Some even missed deadlines and missed their meals completely. These managers had a poor diet including bad captain choices, leaving of numerous points on the bench and letting their chips go cold.
We had the ones who experimented a bit before returning to their comfort zone, faster than Lukaku uttering the words – ”Inter Milan”. We had those who turned up, got turned inside out and then got turned back to the lower leagues, going down as smoothly as Norwich City. And what to say about the lucky managers who somehow kept picking a high number of points with supposedly random decision-making? The spirit of vibes and inshallah was well and truly with them.
At the end of it all, we have to salute the PFLEF League 1 Champion, Ike Anyanwu. He relentlessly led the way through most of the season and Ronaldo-ed his way to the title with his SIUUUS FC team. Congrats to him. He wins $50 and a 30 day pass for The Athletic.
Jeevan Ramanuja finished 2nd in League 1 but he definitely had a fail-safe end game for the PFLEF Money League. He put together an invincible run in the final few weeks and won the top cash prize of $1000 with his A Wengers End Game team.
PFLEF League 2A Champion was me. I put on my face-cap, got rid of my glasses, flashed some big teeth and encouraged my team to gegenpress their way to silverware. My Gegenpressers FC also finished 2nd in League 2B to the guy who placed an ‘Open Roof’ over every contender, Hamington Bildad. He receives also a 30 day pass to The Athletic.
As earlier announced in the facebook group, Chris Hayes reigned supreme in the Head to Head League, winning the final justly over Justice Akuchie. But what if I told you that the Petty King could have made it a cup double? Chris was stopped by What-If FC in the PFLEF League Cup final, Adesola Adigun rising above the pettiness.
As announced at the start of the season, 15 teams were to be relegated from League 1. The 15 promoted teams from League 2 include the top 7 in each of 2A and 2B and the higher placed 8th team (excluding myself from promotion rankings based on being the admin in those leagues). Screenshots are provided below showing those eligible for relegation and promotion.
So there we have it. Hope I have provided something sweet and palatable (although I know the relegated managers might disagree). Let’s get ready for another 38 course meal as season 2022/23 quickly approaches. Haaland for 11.5m was announced on Friday. That one is definitely something to chew on. Bon appétit.
Written and compiled by Oladimeji Sapoloso.