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  1. Premier Fantasy: The worlds best manager

    John Culea

    Thousands of people around the world were part of the ESPN FC game. Team alexandre_11 finished at the top with 2,698 points, edging Red Devils Brigade by 11 points, Optimus Prime FC by 33, The shark56 by 36, and TheUnderdog by 43. Here is a look a...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Premier League: Best fantasy players

    John Culea

    All Premier League fantasy managers for 2013-14 had their hits and misses, so who were the players who rewarded the most? Below are my picks for the three top players at each position and the player I considered the best bargain: Forwards 1....

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Gameweek 36: Fantasy Review

    John Culea

    Outstanding performances: Wilfried Bony, Swansea The Ivorian has willed the Swans into another Premier League season. His brace on Saturday gives him three goals in two games and 15 for the season. His 7.6 value with only ten percent of managers o...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Gameweek 30: Fantasy Review

    John Culea

    It was a weekend of seeing red with Vincent Kompany, Nemanja Vidic, Willian and Ramires getting red cards and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ejected from the premises at Villa Park. It was also a strange Saturday with many of the goals coming from fri...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  5. Gameweek 23: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    There are four lineups to check before kickoff, including Manchester United where many fantasy managers are wondering about Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. There are also questions about what players will be in Arsenal's starting XI. A...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Gameweek 21: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    Fantasy Segment 2 begins with one early game (Hull hosting Chelsea) to check announced lineups. Fantasy managers fear injuries in tournaments outside the Premier League and the FA Cup matches last weekend took their toll on key players with Theo Wal...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Premier Fantasy: Segment 2 Preparation

    John Culea

    Segment 2 of ESPN FC's Premier Fantasy competition kicks off on January 11. Managers must select a new roster of 15 players and all budgets have reverted to 100 million for the new segment, though points from Segment 1 will carry over for the seas...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Gameweek 19: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    There are six matches on Saturday and four on Sunday. You have only one game to check for announced lineups and it is not likely many managers will have a stake in either West Ham or WBA. Expect more lineup rotations on the heels of Boxing Day. ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. Gameweek 15: Fantasy Review

    John Culea

    The "big" marquee match of the week between Arsenal and Everton turned out to be less than scintillating. For fantasy managers, many of their players this week recorded "dreaded 3's" (a start, 60+ minutes, and nothing more). The exceptions: STILL ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  10. Fantasy international break form

    John Culea

    Premier League fantasy managers watched with trepidation and anticipation as many of the big-name players competed for their country. Collective breaths were held in hopes players would not be injured or come down with an illness away from their dom...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  11. Gameweek 6: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    Liverpool forward Luis Suarez returns after a ten-game suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Since manager Brendan Rodgers said that Suarez is "champing at the bit now to come back and help the team," lunch will be served at the ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  12. Gameweek 5: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    There are six Saturday matches and four on Sunday. Fantasy managers have only one game to see announced lineups; the early match between Norwich and Aston Villa. Saturday, September 21 Norwich (1-1-2) vs. Aston Villa (1-0-3) So far Ricky van Wol...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  13. Late transfer fantasy implications

    John Culea

    Now that the transfer window has been shut, what fantasy implications have opened for managers to consider? Here is a list of nine Premier League teams and the bigger name last day transfers that stand to have the most impact. Arsenal: The bigges...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  14. How did they do it?

    John Culea

    Fantasy managers look at the top of the table and wonder how the world leaders pick players who have done so well in the early going. Here is a closer look at the top four fantasy teams: #1 KaKrone -- 251 points Week 1 -- 112 points KaKrone...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  15. Gameweek 3 Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    Chelsea and Aston Villa are idle this week, so fantasy managers must decide what transfers to use and/or what players will be assigned to the bench. Once again, we have only one game to check announced lineups and that will be the early Manchester...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  16. Gameweek 2 Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    The double-game week to start the season gave managers a chance to load their lineup with player from Chelsea and to a lesser extent, Aston Villa. Week 2 has the normal 10-game schedule. Chelsea and Aston Villa will be idle this weekend. There is ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013