Welcome to (Proper) Fantasy Football


Hallowed ground. Anfield, home to Liverpool Football Club/thisisanfield.com

It’s waking up at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday to catch the first match of the weekend. It’s calling in sick so you can catch a mid week fixture live instead of DVR’ing it. It’s staying off social media so as to not see the outcome of a match (not easy to do).

It’s red vs. blue. It’s David vs. Goliath. It’s the bright colors of player’s boots. It’s a 60 yard lofted pass across field perfectly controlled with one touch by the receiver. It’s headers. It’s crosses. It’s volleys. It’s step overs. It’s clever little passes. It’s knee slide celebrations. It’s the roar of the crowd as the ball’s buried in the back of the net.

It’s promotion. It’s relegation. It’s life-giving 3 points. It’s the dashing of hopes that accompanies a loss.

It’s Steven Gerrard putting his laces through one and rocketing a missile past the keeper. It’s the bend of the ball off a David Beckham free kick. It’s Arsene Wegner struggling with the zipper on his coat. It’s the “special one” Jose Mourinho playing his mind games. It’s Sir Alex Ferguson’s trophy cabinet and chewing gum.


Sir Alex Ferguson/bbc.co.uk

It’s Anfield. It’s White Hart Lane. It’s Stamford Bridge. It’s Old Trafford. It’s The Emirates.

It’s FIFA 14 on my PS4. It’s the Men In Blazers Podcast. It’s NBC making it possible to see every single match.

It’s “football, bloody hell.”

It’s the English Premier League, the greatest football league in the world, and it’s a dream come true to write about it.

If you can’t already tell, I’m passionate about my football. But for as much as I love it and for as big as it is even here in the US, it’s lacking in the fantasy department.

Ask yourself what makes our fantasy football great? In depth analysis, player rankings, game previews, and even head to head competition would probably be but a few of the reasons you’d list as to why you adore playing this fake game. Well, all those are things that aren’t too prevalent in the world of fantasy English football, which is why it gives me great pleasure to finally blend the two and kick off Fake Pigskin’s official fantasy coverage of the EPL!

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Yes, we’re currently in the midst of an EPL season but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of some comprehensive coverage in the meantime to prepare you for next year. The first set of rankings for the rest of the 2013/2014 season will be rolled out shortly, as well as player and weekly match previews so you can begin to familiarize yourself with the game and players if you aren’t already.

It’s all apart of the bigger and better FakePigskin.com, you’re one stop shop for all your degenerate needs.

So I guess there’s just one question left to ask. Are you ready for some proper fantasy football?


“Captain Fantastic” himself, Stevan Gerrard/fmhvibe.co.uk



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