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Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 7

Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 7

Here at FF247 towers we’ve often wondered what driving forces hide behind a comment or a rate my team reply, do we really know the mindset and the persona of the people we are conversing with?! To find the answers to these questions we have lured some regulars from out of their caves and got them to endure a simple Q&A session.
Hopefully this will help us to uncover whether each member can be viewed as a ‘fellow sports enthusiast’, ‘colleague’, ‘fantasy friend’, ‘internet troll’ or indeed ‘sociopath’! Let’s take a look inside the minds of our latest two ‘victims’ then and see whether, hiding behind the cute monkey gravatars, lurks a sadistic, megalomaniacal, psychotic keyboard warrior. Or just a normal guy or gal who likes to play fantasy football…
We will add a disclaimer here – we have resolved to not edit what is sent in at all. What you see is what you (we) get.
Next up to the examination table we are delighted to welcome the FF247 twitter maestro and sometime article writer himself Mito21 and one of our ‘Captains Picks’ writers and site regular The Gallant Pioneer.

Mito21
THE BASICS
Members name: Mito21
Real name: Jaime Rodriguez (the J is pronounced like a H)
Occupation: I work at a hospital misplacing people’s medical records.
Age: 38
Country of residence: U.S.A.
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game: 12K, but everyone agrees I deserved better. 😉
Current position for the season: 36K and rising.
Planned finish (at the start of the season)for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: 2nd, I think first is unrealistic.
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: 3rd, I think 2nd is a bit unrealistic.
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words: Very spontaneous. Don’t celebrate anything or do much when it is intended by society for me to do. I buy my wife birthday gifts 3 months ahead of time and ignore her on her actual birthday. Have been described as aloof, cold and a tad indifferent and that was by people who like me.

FAVOURITES
Food: Chicharron (basically fried pork) and all sorts of steaks.
Drink: In front of my kids a Coke. In front of my friends Aguardiente (white liquor)
Band/Type of music: I love all types of music. In particular Argentinian Tangos and all sorts of old Spanish tavern music, but I also listen to an array of American music. Mana (Spanish rock) is my favourite band.
TV Programme: Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Spartacus (before it concluded) and Cheers back in the day.
Films: The Usual Suspects (I believe the Kevin Spacey role would fit Potty perfectly) obviously I love “Ted” the movie, Love and Basketball and any Star Wars, Godfather or Lord of the Rings is cool with me.
Book/Author: Sam Harris and Mark Twain are my preferred authors.
Joke: Not necessarily jokes but I find certain Twain quotes amusing –
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
“Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Country visited (and state why!): Have visited Colombia routinely. When I was young my parents use to force me to go as it was their place of birth and they wanted me to understand my heritage. As an adult I wish nothing more than to live there. Beautiful people, gorgeous women (Wife is from there). excellent food and drugs are very cheap.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!) Argentina or Greece. I have always had a soft side for them Argentinean b*stards. Music, food and their footy have always appealed to me. Greece in part because of their history so I can see myself gravitating to all their attractions during the day and hanging out on the active volcano in Santorini at night in a drunken state.

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport: Basketball and not sure this is a sport and I know is inhumane, but I love bull fighting.
Sporting Team: New York Knicks, but also love the Dolphins in the NFL and Junior de Barranquilla in futbol.
Sporting Personality: Tiger Woods. Nothing about his golf or personality really draws my attention. I just want to know how he keeps his testosterone level so high.
Sporting moment on TV: Colombia goal in 1990 world cup vs Germany in additional time to qualify out of the group stage. The 5-0 Colombia victory over Argentina in qualifiers in Buenos Aires was a high that lasted for years.
Sporting moment witnessed live: Took my oldest son to watch a qualifier in Colombia. We won 2-0 vs Peru and Falcao scored one of the goals.
Sporting venue you’d most like to visit: Gigante de Arrollito in Rosario (Argentina) for the best rivalry in the world Rosario vs Newell’s; would also love to be at or around a Super Bowl venue, in particular in the two weeks leading up to the game.
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about: I once hit a half court shot to win a game in basketball.

RANDOMS
Your celebrity look-alike is/are: No earthly idea. I have never been compared to anyone. Must mean I am unique. (ed. Right Said Fred, without the cap?!)
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party: Mark Twain, Ursula Andress, Jim Morrison, Mila Kunis, Eva Braun and Eric Cartman.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!): Boat and 2 tanks of gas.
If you won £100 000 what would u do with it: Bet it all on 21 at the roulette table. But if for some reason my lovely wife is reading this. I would give it to her and let her decide what is best. 😉
I assume she pay off debt and invest in the kid’s future.
The perfect afternoon would be spent: Hanging out with family and friends, playing a bit of pool and kicking some beers back.
My Epitaph would read: He is not here, he was cremated you dumbass!

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The Gallant Pioneer
THE BASICS
Members name: The Gallant Pioneer
Real name: Craig Mitchell
Occupation: Civil Engineer (same as Pellegrini!)
Age: 32 (not the same as Pellegrini)
Country of residence: Scotland
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game: 138,915 (2013/14)
Current position for the season: 1,072
Planned finish (at the start of the season)for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: Anywhere inside the top 100K
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: I would hope I won’t go nuts from here so being a realist, somewhere around the 15/20K mark.
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words: Six foot seven, jet black, slick shiny hair, tanned bronze skin, chiselled jaw. We have no mirrors… I love my family, my life and my football. Try to see the good in everyone and everything and likes a laugh in anything. Will treat you with respect and expect it back. Decent guy.

FAVOURITES
Food: Any Italian, but pizza always first choice.
Drink: Caledonia Best (Scottish Beer), Orange & Mango (if you can’t get me Best)
Band/Type of music: Super Furry Animals but generally any 90s Indie stuff.
TV Programme: Any football highlights show
Films: Anchorman, Dumb & Dumber – anything where I don’t have to think.
Book/Author: The Incredible Adventures of the Unstoppable Keeper by Lutz Pfannenstiel (Autobiography of the German goalkeeper who played for 24 clubs across all six FIFA confederations)
Joke: Lee Mack – ‘ I’ll never forget my Nan’s last words . . “What are you doing in here with that hammer?”
Country visited (and state why!): Gibraltar – The outstanding natural beauty of the rock and its curiosities: its ‘end of Europe’ location, British way of life but with a noticeable twist and its tiny size.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!): New Zealand. To see Alex of course !

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport: Football
Sporting Team: Rangers
Sporting Personality: Sir Chris Hoy
Sporting moment on TV: Watching Zambia winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. It was won in Gabon where 19 years earlier the entire Zambian squad and management died in a plane crash. The most poetic and just thing I’ve ever seen in sport.
Sporting moment witnessed live: Probably ‘Helicopter Sunday’. Being at Hibs and genuinely thinking that Celtic were going to take the title until two very late Motherwell goals meant Rangers won the title by a point.
Sporting venue you’d most like to visit: The Bernabeu is still on the wish list.
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about: Once had a trial at Motherwell (sheriff court!) Run-of-the-mill school footballer with a few medals for mini-tournaments but nothing major.

RANDOMS
Your celebrity look-alike is/are: A girl once told me Mark Wahlberg. We were both drunk.(me and her I mean, although she might have meant me and Mark both drunk).
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party: Bill Hicks, Barack Obama, Sir Donald Dewar, Jose Mourinho, Roger Federer, Sir Bobby Robson.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!): Sky Box, TV, Fridge.
If you won £100,000 what would u do with it: Probably be sensible and pay the remaining mortgage first and see what’s left.
The perfect afternoon would be spent: Having lunch then a show with the kids during the festival in Edinburgh.
My Epitaph would read: Look at all he left behind – well someone will have to pay it.

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Many thanks to both Mito and GP for being so candid! We hope you know your two fellow ‘fantasy friends’ a little better now.
If you feel that you would like to expose your inner self then please feel free to mail us at contact@fantasyfootball247.co.uk and we shall have peakydave interrogate you! If you have already submitted one, which many have, we are publishing them in the order received and hopefully yours will be along soon.

Thanks for reading Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 7- Fantasy Premier League 2014-15. This article was written by peakydave


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  1. 31
    photek says:

    Hey guys,
    I’m just toying with some ideas while the intl break is on and wondered what people thought, no plans to change anything until after the break.

    Current team:
    Krul
    Alderweireld / Dummett / Chambers
    Siggy / Downing / Cesc / ADM
    Kun / Pelle / Costa

    Mannone / Cattermole / Wisdom / Duff
    1ft 2.7m itb

    Cesc I’m not sure on, I could transfer him to anyone haz / sanchez if not fit but I’m not keen to lose Cesc.
    Chambers out for Baines

    Any other thoughts?
    cheers

  2. 32
    Hamani says:

    @photek: Fabregas to Hazard could be a good choice either way, as both will likely rack up points over the coming weeks. But if so, I would make the transfer now in case news breaks which causes Fabregas to loose value.

    Bit of a sense check please guys:

    Schmeichel
    Bains / McShane / Alderweireld
    Sanchez / Fabregas / Tadic / Di Maria
    Costa / Austin / Pelle

    Krul / Boyd / Taylor / Wisdom

    This is presuming nothing changes over the international break and the following transfers:

    Ivanovich OUT Alderweireld IN
    Naismith OUT Austin IN

    Ivanovich out to free up funds for the Naismith-Austin transfer, plus to put 1.3m in the bank for Aguero (in GW14).

    Bad week for my defensive choices, as but not much that can be done there without taking another -4.

    Any thoughts?

    • 32.1
      photek says:

      Hamani,
      It might not be the best time to bring in Alderweireld, after the Villa game they have 3 testing fixtures with MCI, ars, MANU up next.
      I quite like Swansea’s fixtures after Man City away, they have 2 home games with QPR and Palace and then a road trip to West Ham, so a defender from them may reap some points.

      • Hamani says:

        Hmm, that’s a good point. I already have Taylor from the Swansea defense though. I need to free up some funds, any suggestions?

        • photek says:

          possibly look at Newcastle defenders, I have Dummet ,they have kept 2 clean sheets in the last 2 and have a nice home tie with QPR followed by away games to WHU and BUR.
          Word of warning, after that they have CHE and ars tho

  3. 33
    igy4 says:

    I’m struggling with decisions on my team. I want to get Aguero but would obviously have to cut back elsewhere. Ideally I’d like to keep Costa too! Any suggestions, my team is below? I could do:

    Lloris out Foster in
    Di Maria out Chadli in
    Pelle out Aguero in

    Would mean a 4pt hit but leave me 0.2 in the bank, or I could do

    Lloris out Foster in
    Di Maria out Wanyama in
    Berahino out Aguero in

    This would mean a 4pt hit and leave me with 0.1 in the bank. But would also leave me with an over reliance on Southampton players with hard fixtures coming up. Please help!

    • 33.1
      am4r77 says:

      Not quite sure about getting rid of di Maria, even though he hasn’t shown his worth of points in theses last few games, United have some nice fixtures coming after arsenal and I think he can show just how good he really is. If fabregas is still injured by next week, then I would take him out and get aguero in, aguero is needed as he has proved that even when city aren’t playing the best, he can still produce goals for them, by himself. I’m not sure about having Pelle after the villa game, because this is when Southampton will have some tough fixtures, but saying that Southampton have been in terrific form and who says they can’t be some of the top sides in the league, so getting rid of pelle, would have to be something you think about, because you don’t want it to back fire. Hope I helped a bit. By the way I like your defence, nice spread of players

  4. 34
    Mitro says:

    Afternoon all!!

    How is everyone getting on?? These international breaks are boring…..

    This is currently my team for GW12 – what do you think

    • 34.1
      igy4 says:

      I hate the international breaks! You get excited for the weekend and then it’s ruined when you realise there is no bpl! I like your team a lot!! Strong midfield and forward line! I want to get Aguero myself but don’t think I can keep 3 big hitters in midfield if I do!



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