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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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    snakeheart42 says:

    Guys, on an unrelated note, who was the most expensive FPL player you’ve ever owned? Just started FPL this year and I was quite wondering if someone a few seasons back was as expensive as Aguero today.

  3. 21
    stewy 10 says:

    hi all

    Is this team ready or needs a change or two.
    I am playing wildcard this week

  4. 22
    photek says:

    More smoke from Jose to get back at Spain for the Costa injury?

    Vicente Del Bosque has risked a row with Chelsea by suggesting he isn’t sure whether Cesc Fabregas is faking his hamstring problem.

    Del Bosque said: “His muscle seems all right but he complains and he is the best doctor. I prefer to be deceived but I cannot be distrustful.

    “When a player of his calibre tells you that he is injured, you have to believe him.”

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    nishant says:

    My squad
    Guzan Myhill
    Baines Bertrand Coloccini Duff Moore
    ADM Sanchez Fabregas Boyd Cattermole
    Costa Aguero Berahino
    got 93 Points in last GW smile

    no money in bank n 1 FT. any changes guys?

    • 23.1
      inittowinit says:

      Hi nishant, West Brom have Chelsea and Arsenal on the bounce so I’d seriously consider a cheeky little move to Austin. Newcastle away then Leicester at home feels a better bet for an in-form guy?

      • photek says:

        Or Perez at Newcastle, has QPR at home and West Ham away in the next 2, scored 3 in the last 3 games

      • Thanks for that Init. 😉 He’s gone from an Austin Allegro to Austin Powers in recent weeks, but if I was gonna get a cheapie for a 3rd striker for a few weeks (Which I’m not, cos I’m splashing out on Diego Costa Fortune) I’d get that fella Ayoze from Newcastle. QPR, West Ham, Burnley in the next 3 fixtures. To conclude, here’s a large picture of a monkey for no credible reason.

        • Ok Photek, we need to talk about our schedule clashes! hah

        • nishant says:

          Photek n Bryan. Is it safe to pick Ayoze??

        • Like Photek said Nishant, 3 in 3 games. He’s helped save Pardew’s neck so I don’t see how he can be dropped for the next few games at least.

        • Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

          Not safe. Any rocky moment and he will lose his place just as fast as he got it. Also realize that yes he has scored in 3 straight, but he has only taken 3 shots on goal in that time, he just happened to score all 3. It could work, but I feel he is a big punt when you consider the possibility of his game time disappearing if he struggles at any moment plus the fact that while highly effective with 3 goals in 3 shots, that is not sustainable.

        • photek says:

          laugh i’ll arrange a meeting, I’ll get my people to contact your people Bryan

        • neelbasus says:

          Seems to be the next Ulloa in the making :p

        • Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

          Quite possibly. Although Ulloa was always shite, I have known him for several years, I am not sure about this other guy yet. But the similarities are definitely there as far as the way he is starting to rise in people’s mind. One more goal next game and there will be a huge bandwagon.

      • nishant says:

        Cheers init. Yes Berahino has to be taken off. Austin is a great option. Is Ayoze a Gametime threat?

        • nishant says:

          Agree Bryan. That also saves funds for me to upgrade a mid. Cheers guys

        • nishant says:

          Mito perfectly explained. smile Mito whum wud u suggest mate? See my team

        • Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

          Nishant don’t get me wrong a punt on Perez is not the worst idea. You know he will be given the benefit of the doubt for a game or two. Cisse I believe is back now also. Perez just didn’t score the last game, by all accounts he played well. If you have a gut feeling about him go with him, he will have his shot, just don’t think the leash is too long if he doesn’t do well. Austin is a safer punt because his game time is less questionable and he is on pens. But I get it, Ayoze is better value if he does well and frankly frees up cash that is always needed. You can go with Ayoze and leave some spare cash in case he starts throwing up blanks or loses his place.

        • Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

          Sorry to confuse matters. smile basically verdict is he is not safe, but he is what he is…a punt. So you wouldn’t expect it to be safe anyway. We all take punts and we hit some and crash and burn on others.

        • Luis Suarez says:

          Seems like you’ve scared someone else off the site. Not for the first or last time either 😉

        • nishant says:

          Mito that was helpful. smile Cheers mate.

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    igy4 says:

    Current team is below, is the new team worth the risk to get Aguero and keep a big hitting midfield?

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