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Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 8

Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 8

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. And no Bench, we aren’t just saying that because it’s your turn 😉
Next up to the examination table are gpriley22 and Ruben.

Photo 11-11-2014 12 54 22THE BASICS
Hi My Members name is gpriley22, my team name is we love Manchester.

My real name is Graham Riley

My occupation is a Storeman for a hire company

I am 42 and live in Manchester

Why ‘we love Manchester’, well I live and work in Manchester and love the way it has developed into one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.

My favorite team is Liverpool, unusual for a Manchester resident but I grew up on the council estates of Skelmersdale with its large scouse community and its in my blood. my blood is liverpool red not man u red.

Best finish in the BPL 21705
This year I planned to finish in 5 figures, approaching my best season but at the moment I’d settle for anything under 100,000.

I am married living in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Love football, ice hockey and speedway. I love play snooker in the local on a Sunday afternoon with my family whilst watching the match on the big screen.

My favorite food is madras curry

My favorite drink is whisky, favorite whisky being glenmorangie

My favorite music is heavy metal, guns and roses, ac dc and the likes

Favorite tv programme at the moment probably salvage hunters, apart from the footie. My favorite author is Stephen King

The favorite place I’ve visited is the French alps. The scenery and cruising on lake geneva was great. The mountain biking was particularly rewarding as were the views.

The place I’d really like to go is New York, its always been a place I’d like to see. I’d love to stand in the statue of libertys torch enjoying the views.

My favorite sporting celebrity, well as most kop fans would understand is King Kenny, Kenny Dalglish.

Favorite sporting moment on tv has to be Istanbul in 2005, dead and buried at half time and won, priceless.

Favorite sporting moment I witnessed live, has to be watching rugby in the snow drinking whisky to keep warm with Leeds fans at Headingley, as an away fan it was something you had to experience to appreciate lol.

The sporting venue I’d most like to visit would be the Bernabeu stadium.

6 celebrities mmm, Kenny Dalglish, Bob Monkhouse, Bill Shankley, Billy Connolly, Saul Hudson (slash) and Morgan Freeman

If I won £100,000 I’d have a long holiday in either the Bahamas or Carribean and buy a winnibago or caravanette to travel the counrty on my days and weeks off.


Members name: Ruben
Real name: Ruben
Occupation: Student & part-time employee at Carlings (clothing store)
Age: 21
Country of residence: Norway
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game: None
Current position for the season: 3 million something 😉
Planned finish (at the start of the season)for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: GW6 was the start of my season, planned around 500k.
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: Just below 1 million.
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words: I’m just a normal guy from Norway who’s trying to play FPL, which is hard when Raz is distracting me with his monkey pictures. I’m a football fanatic, or sports fanatic if you will. The gym is my second home, I love my dog and my friends and family are what keeps me alive.

Food: American style pizza
Drink: Beer and Gatorade, not mixed, no.
Band/Type of music: 30 Seconds To Mars, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown.
TV Programme: Big Brother, Game of Thrones, Prison Break, The Walking Dead.
Films: Lord of the Rings, Inception, 21, Shawshank Redemtion.
Book/Author: All of the Harry Potter books.
Joke: My BPL FF position.
Country visited (and state why!): The US. I experienced the big city of New York, the sunny beaches of Key West, Universal Studios in Orlando and the amazing cruise ship The Liberty of The Seas all in one trip.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!) Australia. The scenery and kangaroos, of course.

Sport: Football and American Football
Sporting Team: Liverpool FC and Denver Broncos
Sporting Personality: Raheem Sterling.
Sporting moment on TV: 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, easily.
Sporting moment witnessed live: Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal, my first and only visit at Anfield to date.
Sporting venue you’d most like to visit: Mile High Stadium
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about: When I was 17 I scored from the corner flag twice, in one season. Yes, I was the one taking the corner kick.

Your celebrity look-alike is/are: Madonna. No I’m just kidding, nobody as far as I know.
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party: Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Lionel Messi, Steven Gerrard, Peyton Manning, Elvis Presley.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!): My phone, my dog Bella and a cardboard cutout of Ariana Grande.
If you won £100 000 what would u do with it: Put it all on black.
The perfect afternoon would be spent: With the cardboard cutout of Ariana Grande, on the desert island.


Many thanks to both gpriley22 and Ruben 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 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 8- Fantasy Premier League 2014-15. This article was written by peakydave

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  1. 25
    Veer says:

    Morning guys! I’m 2 points behind my friend in our league which ends next week, so I absolutely must outscore him next week! What transfers next week? I’m thinking Berahino >> Austin, though will wait for internationals to finish, and wait on Fabregas’s injury.

  2. 26
    photek says:

    so I’ve got enough money spare for chambers > baines…tempting!

    • 26.1
      Odd1Out says:

      Tempting. Is that really a question? Wait for the internationals in case of injury but then GO FOR IT.

      • photek says:

        well its not really a question, looking at the fixtures I think Alderweireld might be the one to go, they have some tough games coming after the Villa game

        • Odd1Out says:

          Hi Photek, there are arguments for both. Personally I would keep a Sot player even though they have some tough games coming. Arsenal are not as strong defensively as in the past.

        • photek says:

          I’ve got Pelle Odd1 which I’m likely to keep him.
          I’ve not been too bothered about spending lots of my defense, I prefer to have attacking players but I can see why a lot of people have Baines, he is scoring like a good midfielder

        • NIN says:

          Agreed. Southampton defenders are well dodgy after next GW. Baines in can only be a good thing

  3. 27
    fcsh says:

    Hi Guys..

    need some suggestions here….

    should i need to change anything here….

    thinking to make a transfer with Lloris and sakho…
    but which player can replace with them?

    Or just keep FT?

  4. 28
    Potty Procky says:

    To the FF247 Team who are at the FF Blog Awards tonight.
    Even though I am not in a good place health wise to be with you all.
    I would like to say this…..
    “Your belief in me just over a year ago ahead of the FF247 launch without doubt gave me hope and confidence to succeed in my health battle”
    I salute you
    Goodluck tonight,and from my inner sanctum me and the Potty Predictions empire are behind you totally.

  5. 29
    NIN says:

    Would anyone make changes to this line up or (c)/(vc) pick? 2 FT’s have been used already, no hits will be taken unless an injury is picked up during the break. Cheers

    • 29.1
      Shrizzine says:

      Hey NIN, I think it’s a well balanced squad with a strong starting XI. Double Everton coverage could well be a key differential. I plan to keep Forster myself as I think he will blank maybe even 2 out of the 3 difficult fixtures after Villa. At least one anyway! I have Clyne, and was thinking of upgrading him to Azpi, but not sure at the moment. Oh well, another long week to think about things!

    • 29.2
      Jeet T4 says:

      Maybe play Duff over Chambers but apart from that team look solid !

    • 29.3
      photek says:

      Nice team Nin, strong across all areas, agree with Jeet maybe Duff over Chambers.
      On your captains choice i have mine the opposite way Costa (c) with Kun (vc) atm but that is subject to change, still got plenty of time 😉

    • 29.4
      NIN says:

      Thanks guys, much appreciated smile

  6. 30
    Jeet T4 says:

    Who Would You Guys Start ..?

    Schmeichel or Forster

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