One good thing about being a Fantasy Football manager is the fact that no-one has the power to sack you. You can be lazy while sipping on some bevy but still avoid a levy by someone like Daniel Levy. When things start to go wrong, there is no dreaded vote of confidence. There are no lurking out-of-job managers silently anticipating your firing, hoping to swoop into your place as soon as it happens. (Hi Jose).
However, there are probably consequences to the lack of serious consequence. Because you can’t get fired in FPL, you don’t get a chance for any pay-off. No ‘golden handshake’ totaling millions of euros or pounds or dollars for doing a bad job. In a way, you can ‘fire’ yourself as a Fantasy Football manager if you quit paying attention to your team. In our PFLEF fantasy leagues though, quitting on your team means you are more than likely to a) get relegated or b) fail to get promoted or c) completely waste your entry fee for the Money League. This is why our leagues are among the most competitive out there. And here is our latest update.
September Manager of the Month –Jaha Mvulla scored 234 points in League 2B. Jaha dribbled like Zaha past all contenders with his Iyunga LA team.
October Manager of the Month– Sheldon Leith quietly observed from the top with 205 points. His team ‘Observant Klopp’ had a Red October in League 2A.
Congrats to both Jaha and Sheldon. It just shows that the competition is fierce in the lower leagues and League 1 managers need to step up their game if they want to take the monthly award.
In the FootieFantasy Money League, Kelvin Peterside was Manager of the Month for September. His team, KelsWinning11, won it by a single point: 196 points to 195. That must have made the 20 dollars prize money even sweeter for Kelvin.
In October, the race was even tighter. Ayo Laiye and Charles Ayanleke couldn’t be separated on 154 points and had to share the 20 dollars prize money. Who knows what is in store for November in the Money League, a three-way tie for 20 dollars?
Now it is full steam ahead for the busy festive period. With another wildcard coming into play on December 29th, the numerous fixtures coming up can help set up a solid foundation for a good FPL season. Check out the pictures below for the current state of play in our leagues.
Yours truly seems to be doing quite well so far, topping some of the leagues and in serious contention for the others. I do assure you, dear reader, that no foul play has occurred. Although, you can ask for a VAR review if you so wish. Hopefully, they would have arrived at a decision by the time I post the next FPL update 🙂
Compiled by Oladimeji Sapoloso