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Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 9

Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles Part 9

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 are Photek and RedVT.

Photek
THE BASICS
Members name:…… Photek (Hugsters in FPL)
Real name:…… John Huggins
Occupation:…… IT
Age…… 39
Country of residence:…… England
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game:……..37k
Current position for the season………. 35,056
Planned finish (at the start of the season) for the FPL game in 2014/2015:…… in the top 25k would be good.
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015…… as long as I’m 1st in my main ML I’ll be happy (currently top)
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words…… jovial, competitive to the end, half French Inter supporter (work that one out), love banter, retired Sunday league footballer, love a beer and a flutter.

FAVOURITES
Food….. Italian, Sunday roast, also loving pulled pork at the moment
Drink….. Jack Daniels – I highly recommend the single barrel
Band/Type of music….Drum n bass, House music, Chilli peppers, Eminem, Tupac, Emile Sandi, Jamiroquai, Motown classics and many more
TV Programme…….Only Fools and Horses, Game of Thrones, The Black List, Band of Brothers
Films…….Pulp Fiction, City of God, House of the Flying Daggers, Django Unchained, Kung Fu Hustle, Saving Private Ryan and many, many more
Book/Author…….Band of Brothers / Stephen E Ambrose, American Scream: The Bill Hicks story / Cynthia True
Joke…………. 2 of my fav comedians are Bill Hicks and Jimmy Carr, here’s one from each.
Bill Hicks on stage: “I can speak for every guy in this room here tonight. Guys, if you could blow yourselves, ladies, you’d be in this room alone right now. Watching an empty stage.”
Jimmy Carr: I was out with a friend and he came over with a pair of girls. I said to him: “They’re like buses.” He said: “What? Because you wait for ages and then two come along at once?” I said: “No, they are like buses!”
Country visited (and state why!):…….Colombia (no not for that smile my partner at the time was Colombian
Country would most like to visit (and state why!)……… A tough one, I would love to go to Oz, NZ, the far east to see Thailand, Vietnam but I will have to say Italy to see Inter play at the Giuseppe Meazza (or as Milan call it, San Siro)

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport…… Football, Moto GP
Sporting Team……. Inter Milan
Sporting Personality……. Valentino Rossi
Sporting moment on TV…… Madrid 2010, where Inter sealed the first ever Italian treble
Sporting moment witnessed live……. Hardly a moment but I’ve seen England beat Fiji at Twickers
Sporting venue you’d most like to visit……. Giuseppe Meazza
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about…………I’ve won 2 football cup finals and did the double with my football team, a defender by trade I was top goal scorer for my 5-a-side team.
Won 2 trebles with my snooker team, 10 league titles (5 as captain) and loads of other cups.
Won other trophies at pool, darts, lacrosse, Wii and even crib (I know how to roll J )

RANDOMS
Celebrity look-alike………..Tom Cruise only because I’m short and have a dodgy nose
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party:…… Tarantino, Bill Hicks, Angelina Jolie, Elvis, Samuel L Jackson & Javier Zanetti
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!)……..a boat, a Wilson football and an Inter Milan shirt
If you won £100 000 what would u do with it……… have a great time in Vegas
The perfect afternoon would be spent…….. at a bbq in the sun with family and friends
My Epitaph would read:……. Jack of all trades, master of none

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RedVT
THE BASICS
Members name:…… RedVT
Real name:……Ben Chioffi
Occupation:…….Computer Operations Technician at the hospital in my city.
Age:………..41
Country of residence:…… I live in Vermont (VT), USA
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game:……..62,000
Current position for the season……….77,780
Planned finish (at the start of the season)for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015:……Looking to improve on my best season, top 10,000 would be great.
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015:……Top 25,000.
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words:…… I’ve lived in Vermont for 41 years and I love it here. Been playing football my whole life and have supported LFC since 1988 when my coach showed us some videos of the Reds in their pomp. Pass and move, baby. Pass and move.

FAVOURITES
Food:…..Asian, Mexican
Drink:…..Coffee
Band/Type of music:…..Indie/alternative, new wave, 80’s, 90’s, reggae, old school hip hop
TV Programme:……Wire in The Blood, X-Files, Spooks, Millennium, Lost, Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire
Films:……I have loads, off the top of my head: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, all the Godfathers (but everyone knows #2 was the best), Goodfellas, Star Wars (the original 3 of course!). I generally gravitate towards crime dramas and Sci-Fi.
Book/Author:……George R. R. Martin, Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk, Robin Hobb
Joke………….What’s the difference between a whore and a bitch? A whore will sleep with anyone, a bitch will sleep with anyone but you.
Country visited (and state why!):……Jamaica and Canada. Jamaica with my parents when I was 15, and Canada a bazillion times since it’s so close to VT (40 minutes from my house to the border). Proposed to my wife at the Vieux Port in Montreal.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!)………England, because that’s where Anfield is.

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport:…… Football (the real kind with a round ball)
Sporting Team:…….Liverpool FC
Sporting Personality:…….I’ve been listening to Michael Davies and Roger Bennett’s ‘Men In Blazers’ podcast for years. Funny guys who love their football.
Sporting moment on TV:…… B-Bash already said the CL final in Istanbul during his interview, so I’ll give you my 2nd favorite: Robbie Fowler snorting up the end line after he scored in front of the Everton supporters who had been chanting “crack head, crack head” about him all match. Funniest goal celebration ever.
Sporting moment witnessed live:…….It wasn’t really the game itself that was so special, but my brother and I traveled to NYC and saw the Liverpool vs Man City match this past summer at Yankee Stadium. It was the first time either one of us had been to Yankee Stadium, and his first ever LFC match. We had a great time and it’s something I will always remember.
Sporting venue you’d most like to visit:…….Anfield
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about………… Division 1 Vermont State Champions my senior year in high school, 1991. Collected a long throw from my keeper, turned it up field and beat a couple of players, then split the last two defenders with a pass and put it on a plate for my friend Chris to slot home the winning goal. Made the local TV news broadcast that night, drank my face off, pierced my own ear in some chick’s bathroom (don’t ask me why!), and banged a cheerleader in the back of my car. Glory days, my friends.

RANDOMS
Your celebrity look-alike is/are…………….My wife says I look like Pepe Reina, and she was mad when Liverpool sold him. The upside is that she no longer cares about watching matches since he left, which means I no longer have to answer any questions during the game. Brilliant transfer!
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party:……Bill Shankly, Gillian Anderson (Skully!), Ronald Regan, Ethan Allen, Bill Murray, and the young Elvis Presley before he got all fat and messed up on prescription drugs.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!):…….My laptop, a tent, and fishing gear.
If you won £100 000 what would u do with it:………try to turn it into £200 000.
The perfect afternoon would be spent:……..Three good Premier League matches on the TV, the wife out shopping all day, a Yankee pot roast in the oven, and my Wild Card activated.
My Epitaph would read:…….Here lies Ben Chioffi, a dedicated husband, son, brother, father, and friend.

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Many thanks to both Photek and RedVT 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 9- Fantasy Premier League 2014-15. This article was written by peakydave


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  1. 1
    Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

    Appreciate that guys that was a fun read. Photek surprised to see such a die hard Inter Milan fan around these parts. You had one of our best CBs ( Ivan Cordoba ) there for years. Hope your trip to Colombia was fun.

    Red was that cheerleader the first time you been with her? If it was then more credit to you. Btw, didn’t you just get married? Already sending your wife shopping, damn that honeymoon was short lived. hippo

    • 1.1
      RedVT says:

      Haha, thanks Mito. That was indeed the first time I had been with her (and the last if memory serves!). It was just a random hook up on a very celebratory occasion. I think there was lots of that going on that night! And yes, I just got married this past summer. We’ve been together for a long time and have lived together for years, so it’s not a big deal- she’d rather be shopping than watching football anyway! laugh

  2. 2

    Evening all, great read chaps. Photek, you will have to get yourself over to the San Siro its awesome mate. Red, i remember that Fowler celebration like it was yesterday, snorting the goal line was awesome considering the stick he had taken. If you ever get over here give us the nod, i’ve had a season ticket for 39 years, i’ll show you around.

    • 2.1
      RedVT says:

      Me too elleffcee, I thought it was hilarious. I loved all the drama it created too- remember all that stuff Houllier said about eating the grass? lol. Geez, it was just a cheeky goal celebration people, nothing to get all up in arms about!

      Many thanks for the invitation mate, we’re hoping to get over there in the next few years to see a match. I was very happy that the decision was made to redevelop Anfield rather than building a new stadium too. I live a few hours from Boston and John Henry and co. did a remarkable job redeveloping Fenway Park where the Red Sox play. They increased capacity and updated the whole place without losing the history and charisma of one the most celebrated stadiums in baseball. These guys are smart operators and I think they’ll do a similarly great job with the the Anfield redevelopment. smile

  3. 3
    photek says:

    I will do Elleffcee, i remember that Fowler snort celebration well too it was great.
    My 2nd fav sporting moment was Liverpool’s famous comeback to Milan in the CL, being an Inter fan this gave me just as much joy laugh

    Colombia was fantastic Mito, a really beautiful country. I’d love to go back.

  4. 4
    Jeet T4 says:

    With Sturridge nealy back fit will anyone bring back sterling with Liverpool fixtures looking a lot better or are they playing to crap to condider ?

  5. 5

    Excellent profiles lads.

    Very interesting read from you both.

    Great having you around the site.

    • 5.1
      RedVT says:

      Thanks Gallant! This place is great, not just as a remarkable FPL resource, but as a place to connect and talk with people from all over the world (who happen to love football and FPL). The community here is amazing and the site has really taken off. Absolutely top class website with top class authors and regular contributors. smile

    • 5.2
      photek says:

      Thanks GP, its a great site and hopefully an award winning site after to tonight

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    TheDreamers says:

    Great profiles guys.

    Loved the cheerleader story Red.



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