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Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles

Who are you? Who are you? Fantasy manager profiles

Here at FF247 towers we’ve often wondered what driving forces skulk 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 first 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…
First up on the chopping block are Tekno and chins and bellies.

THE BASICS
Members name: Tekno-kun
Real name: Jostein Bjørkum Andersen
Occupation: Student
Age:20
Country of residence: USA (Norwegian of birth)
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game: 47,738
Current position for the season: 382,685
Planned finish (at the start of the season) for FPL in 2014/2015: Top 20k
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: Top 20k
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words: I’m smart, rational, intellectual, independent, rebellious, eccentric, arrogant, handsome, and honest. I excel at logic and reason, but suck at emotions. I care little for conformity, preferring the eccentric and unique instead.

FAVOURITES
Food: Special Brownies
Drink: Orange juice
Band/Type of music: Gorgoroth/Norwegian black metal
TV Programme: Game of Thrones, anime
Films: This Is England, The Last Samurai, Pineapple Express
Book/Author: A Song of Ice And Fire, Nietzsche, manga
Joke: David Moyes
Country visited (and state why!): Netherlands, wanted to try their special brownies.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!): Japan, anime and manga fan so interested in Japanese culture.

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport: Soccer
Sporting Team: Manchester City
Sporting Personality: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sporting moment on TV: When Aguero scored in injury time and City won the title. Sobbed like a little girl.
Sporting moment witnessed live: Seen some PL matches and Norway’s national team. Nothing noteworthy.
Sporting venue or event you’d most like to visit: Superbowl
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about: In 5th grade I scored 10 goals in one schoolday. Legend.

RANDOMS
Person you most look-alike in the celebrity world: According to a celebrity match-maker I look alike Orlando Bloom, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo Di Caprio, Adam Sandler, and Robert Duvall.
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party: Nietzsche, Einstein, Oscar Wilde, Napoleon, Aristotle, Anton LaVey.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!): Adult ‘Art’ magazines, Nintendo 3DS and special brownies.
If you won £100,000 what would u do with it: Buy all the video games I want, then invest and save the rest.
The perfect afternoon would be spent: High.
My Epitaph would read: What the fudge is an epitaph.

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THE BASICS
Members name: Chins and Bellies
Real name: Iain (That’s an “I” at the start, not a “L”. Honestly. Some people.)
Occupation: Currently unemployed. Finance person by trade, currently unemployed. Just moved countries and seeking work! Anyone?
Age: 35
Country of residence: USA.
Best finish in The Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game: Somewhere in the top 5k. I don’t recall exactly. Oh ok, it was position #3,961. (I have it tattooed on my arm).
Current position for the season: 284,379.
Planned finish (at the start of the season)for FPL in 2014/2015: 1st. Obviously.
Expected finish for the BPL FF game in 2014/2015: Top 50,000 would be nice after that start.
Tell us about yourself in less than 50 words: Essex boy with Scottish roots. Father of two. Family and I moved to the US in June. Loving the American life. Tacos and American Fantasy Football are my two current favorite things.

FAVOURITES
Food: Despite the Taco references, you can’t beat Chicken and Ham pie, or a Roast Dinner.
Drink: Cold Stella Artois. Although a glass of Sancere is pretty damn good too when I’m feeling a bit more cultured.
Band/Type of music: I listen to a bit of everything from Rap to Country Music. Favorite band are Phoenix. (French Electronica-type coolness.)
TV Programme: Can’t pick one. Love list includes The Wire. Pointless. The Trip. Mysterious Cities of Gold (80’s cartoon!). Alan Partridge. 24. Breaking Bad.
Films: Office Space. Dumb and Dumber. Dragnet. NWH (Fear of a black hat). Talladega Nights. Night at the Roxbury. AnchorMan. Don’t be a menace to south central while drinking your juice in the hood. Hoop dreams. White men can’t jump. Naked Gun.
Book/Author: I have all of the Andy McNab and all of the John Grishams. Love them all. But my favorite single book is ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ by Tom Wolfe. Highly recommend you read it.
Joke: My two favorite comedians are Stewart Francis and Milton Jones. A joke from each of them: “My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance; we’ll see about that.” (Stewart Francis) And… “The worst job I ever had was as a forensicologist for the United Nations. One time I thought I’d come across the mass grave of a thousand snowmen, but it turns out it was just a field of carrots.” (Milton Jones)
Country visited (and state why!): Not very exciting, but probably Germany! Beautiful countryside, towns and villages. Cool cities. Brilliant roads. Nice people. Great food and beer.
Country would most like to visit (and state why!) Japan. Just for something completely different. And I like Fish.

SPORTING FAVOURITES
Sport: Football (Soccer), but the players nowadays make it very hard to love it as much as I used to.
Sporting Team: Arsenal, but with the same caveat as above.
Sporting Personality: Dennis Bergkamp. I was lucky enough to have a season ticket at Highbury for Bergkamps first season at Arsenal. Best player ever.
Sporting moment on TV: Ray Parlours goal in the 2002 FA Cup final win against Chelsea.
Sporting moment witnessed live: Vieira’s FA Cup winning penalty against Man Utd and last ever kick in an Arsenal shirt, or… Bergkamps first goal at Highbury.
Sporting venue / event you’d most like to visit: Seattle’s NFL stadium.
Do you have any personal sporting achievements you’d like to boast about: Sadly, no.

RANDOMS
Person you most look-alike in the celebrity world: Gary Kelly. Right back that used to play for Leeds Utd. Not exactly a celebrity but its the best I could do.
Which 6 celebrities dead or alive would u have at a dinner party: Alexander the Great, Robin Williams, Jesus, Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein and Jim Carrey.
Which 3 items would u take to a desert island (no humans allowed!): A football. Fishing equipment. A boat.
If you won £100,000 what would u do with it: Buy a bigger house or invest it for the boys future. Sorry, boring.
The perfect afternoon would be spent: Having a picnic in a park on a sunny day (not too hot), playing with my boys, keeping up-to-date with the football as Arsenal put 8 past Chelsea. Mourinho getting sacked and Wenger retiring immediately after the game.
My Epitaph would read: Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Oldest ever debutant for Arsenal FC. First man to live to 150 years old.

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Many thanks to both Tekno and chins and bellies for being so candid! We hope you know your two fellow ‘fantasy friends’ a little better now. Next up for inspection are B-Bash and NIN…
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 interrogating you quicker than you can say ‘no really, those are my wife’s pants’.

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


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  1. 1
    inittowinit says:

    Many thanks to peakydave for sorting these out! Interesting insight mate! Hope people enjoy them as he’s been prolific and done a load more for this week! Thanks to Tekno and chins too for taking part.

  2. 2
    Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

    Thanks Peaky, good to know who I can get high with. would also find it cool if Tekno let Chins borrow Nietzsche, so he could sit him next to Jesus.

  3. 3

    Well done guys.

    Short sharp Q & A’s are fantastic. Can’t wait for the rest.

  4. 4
    B-Bash says:

    Great read lads! So funny to get the insight into people behind them gravatars! Well done Peaky for sorting it all out! Well done Teckno and Chins!

  5. 5
    inittowinit says:

    So, Falcao….. Got him, think he may kick off now but he’s got Chelsea and Man City ahead. Would you bin him for Aguero?

    • 5.1

      Init

      I can’t see past a fit Aguero mate. Is it hampering somewhere else in your team to get him?

      I done my business last night – Azpilicueta in for Moreno.

      • chins says:

        Good swap TGP! Might have to copy that one myself. Not loving Liverpool defense right now, and Chelski defense does seem to be a must have.

        Thinking I’ll WC this week. Mainly through boredom, but I do have a bit of dead wood to shift: Moreno, Colccini, Barton, Sterling(?) and Dzeko

    • 5.2
      Mito21 @FantasyFooty247 says:

      I feel like I can’t responsibly answer this question.

    • 5.3
      chins says:

      I would bin him for Aguero, yes. Definitely. Yes.

    • 5.4
      B-Bash says:

      Its a really good question mate! I was thinking that Falcao could outscore Kun this season when there was all the excitement of the LVG, ADM, Rooney, RVP and Falcao show! City seemed to be stuttering and their FPL appeal was low, however after the weekend, I’m not sure anymore! Aguero looked awesome!
      Going with Falcao could still be worth it though as people go cheap elsewhere to accommodate Kun!

    • 5.5
      inittowinit says:

      Ok cool thanks all, GP I think it means a Sterling switch to Tadic or Mane which to be fair I don’t mind at all right now, B-Bash same answer really, yes but no not that cheap as it’s for a good risk I think, chins I’m with you, Mito yeah I know don’t worry!

    • 5.6
      lawdogg says:

      My concern with ManU striker coverage is that there are simply too many of them on the field at one time. They are going to score but are there enough shots to keep RVP, Shrek & Falcao happy? Probably not. The one thing we do know is that ADM is on another level and he’ll be supplying the through balls while pinching the occasional goal for himself. Aguero is the main focus at Citeh – Dzeko will get his share, sure, but their focus is getting the ball to Aguero, which is why I chose him over Falcao. Just my 2 cents…

  6. 6
    chins says:

    Oi oi.

    Nice article Michael Peakyson.

    Thanks for asking me to be involved. I really am a boring fekker aren’t I?! Oh well.

    Something I forgot to mention to Dave, but I think that any of us lucky enough to be involved in these should also open ourselves up to answer any questions the other posters want to ask. FF related, general life questions, love life dilemmas’, or healthy eating tips. I’ll answer anything. For the next 48 hours. Ok. Go….

    PS. Love life dilemmas and healthy eating aren’t exactly my specialist subjects, but I’ll give it a go.

    • 6.1
      peakydave says:

      Evening Chins,i don’t think its boring at all mate (although maybe you should start going down the ‘special brownie’ route a la Tekno!!!) ,its great to see what existence people have out in the real world , I really enjoyed doing them,in fact i’m just compiling a list of new potential victims!! 😉

    • 6.2
      Titleastic says:

      You’re stuck on a desert island and only allowed one condiment, what is it to be?

    • 6.3
      inittowinit says:

      Ok let’s go chins!

      Love life dilemmas. You’re married right? What’s your dilemma exactly. Describe it in detail. 😉

      Life in Texas. Enjoying it? Ebola on the doorstep and 4 ISIS members apprehended there in the last 36 hours. Time to come home maybe?

      More importantly though is the food better?

      • chins says:

        Hadn’t heard about the ISIS stuff!! Great.

        Loving life so far. Another 90 degree day today. No sign of an Autumn. A job would be nice though.

        Re. Food… Define “better”. I was a fan of the good restaurants in London so in general, no it’s not even close on quality. Did go to a brilliant restaurant in Dallas the other night though. As good as anything I’ve had anywhere.

        Portion size at your every day food place is much bigger here. I defy anyone to eat their entire meal and not get a doggy bag to go! Fruit and Veg goes off much quicker here. Maybe something to do with the climate. Loads of GM crops. Super-sized shiny apples with zero taste.

    • 6.4
      lawdogg says:

      so you’re an Arsenal fan and you live in Texas – two things we share in common. What city do you call home?

      • chins says:

        Good stuff Lawdogg. In between Dallas and Fort Worth. Much nearer Fort Worth than Dallas though. Keller, if you know it? What about you?

        • lawdogg says:

          I know Keller – maybe 45 minutes from me. I’m in northwest Plano, near Frisco. We should meet up for a game & throw things at Sp*rs fans. Just kidding – we don’t have Sp*rs fans in Texas. I’m sure you have a watering hole out your way but there are some great places to watch Arsenal games out this way!

        • chins says:

          Hi Lawdogg. I was actually over your way for my Fantasy NFL draft night. – You ever been to Twin Peaks in Frisco? Nice view….

          And I have been looking up some good Arsenal pubs in the area. I think the Londerner came up and one or two others in the midcities. Drop me an email though and we can sort something out. chinsandbellies@gmail.com



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