Each Fantasy Premier League season starts off with optimistic managers, all dreaming of successful conquests. Some start off very fast. Launching out of the starting blocks with energy and purpose, accumulating points with speed and pace. The Fast.
The FPL managers who couldn’t match the Fast have suffered blow after blow like an opponent of Tyson Fury. They schemed, organised and plotted like Nick Fury. But the FPL gods avenged. Decisions backfired; like the captaining of Antonio the gameweek he picked a red card or captaining Ronaldo the gameweek Ole took him off the wheel. These provoked anger, disappointment and ultimately, fury. The story of the Fast and the Fury.
The month of August saw the return of CR7 to the Premier League. With Ronaldo’s SIUUUUU echoing around, League 1’s Ike Anyanwu was thinking his team would utter the same celebration at the end of August. However, ”The SIUUUUs” got beaten to the top spot by Usman Mukhtar from League 2B. With 273 points scored by Mukhtar’s Team, Usman was the Manager of the Month for August. Congrats Usman.
In September, Sola Adewumi also from League 1, thought he was ”HeretoRULE”. He looked to be on course for the monthly prize. He didn’t reckon with the fighting spirit of the warriors who rose to the occasion. Led by their Don in League 2B, Donrose Warriors scored 209 points. Congrats Don Manuel, you’re September’s Manager of the Month.
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Top 5 for August
- Usman Mukhtar – Mukhtar’s Team, 273 pts (League 2B)
- Ike Anyanwu – The SIUUUUs, 267 pts (League 1)
- Hakeem Lawal – Gendeski FC, 261 pts (League 1)
- Prince Anaba – Prince of Arsenal FC, 260 pts (League 1)
- Shaun Greene – Athletico Pathetico, 256 pts (League 2A)
Top 5 for September
- Don Manuel – Donrose Warriors, 209 pts (League 2B)
- Sola Adewumi – HeretoRULE, 204 pts (League 1)
- Adesola Adigun – Whatif FC, 200 pts (League 1)
- Star Saha – Track Star, 199 pts (League 2A)
- Olly Bochevik – Bochevik, 198 pts (League 1)
We still have the promotion and relegation structure in place from the past couple seasons. 15 to be relegated from League 1. The top 7 each from League 2A and 2B to get promoted. The highest scoring 8th placed team in either 2A or 2B also gets promoted.
Newly introduced for this season is the League Cup which is open to our PFLEF League 1 managers. This competition would automatically start in the second half of the season.
So let’s get ready, 31 gameweeks still to come. Let go of your Fury. Things are about to get wild and Wilder.
Written by by Oladimeji Sapoloso