The month of March started with a Royal Rumble. Harry and Meghan came out swinging. Verbal punches were thrown, accusatory body-slams were undertaken and relationships were thrown out of the ring. It was a brutal attack but the monarchy is still standing. Like the monarchy, many FPL managers went through the months of January and February fighting a royal rumble. The ones who excelled at strategizing sat comfortably on the throne even after the difficult times. While the FPL managers who couldn’t adapt got jabbed, head-locked and dragged into relegation battles or got flung out of title races.
Welcome to your FPL update. In January, Jeevan Machavaram made sure he got the basics right. Like his beloved Arsenal’s academy in Hale End, he got his team playing the right way, passing and moving FPL points onto the board. He subsequently won the January Manager of the Month Award by scoring 344 points with Hale End FC.
You certainly can’t accuse Justice Akuchie of being a fraud. In February, he showed he was the real deal and did himself great justice. With a total of 450 points scored by PepOleLampFrauds, Justice grabbed the February Manager of the Month Award.
Congratulations to both managers. Their prize of a free month of subscription to The Athletic would be sent to them shortly.
January’s Top 5
- Jeevan Machavaram – Hale End FC, 344 pts (League 1)
- Wole Segun – SkiddyPopPop FC, 341 pts (League 1)
- Isiaka Ahmadu – Sharks Slayer, 340 pts (League 2B)
- Mayowa Olubori – Arteta_Selecta, 339 pts (League 2A)
- Kandy Kands – Kandssoccer, 338 pts (League 2B)
February’s Top 5
- Justice Akuchie – PepOleLampFrauds, 450 pts (League 1)
- Tomi Akinjogbin – Numero Uno, 432 pts (League 1)
- Phil Quinn – Thierry Hungry FC, 428 pts (League 2A)
- Samuel Adepoju – Singhers, 425 pts (League 1)
- Hamington Bildad – Serengeti Boys, 423 pts (League 2B)
The promotion and relegation battles are raging stronger. Similar to a Royal Rumble, there have been a lot of volatile situations. However, more than a few managers have positioned themselves well to avoid elimination from title races. Our League 1 has its three top teams separated by only 14 pts. All to play for. Below are current tables from the various leagues.
Some people would say the sport of wrestling is just a fantasy version of UFC or professional boxing. Same way in which FPL is the fantasy version of professional football. It should however not detract from our enjoyment. Occasionally, we all just need some fantasy to escape the shenanigans of the real world 🙂
Article for March’s FPL round up coming soon. So let’s get ready to Rumble!!