As a Nottingham Forest fan, Fantasy Football has never appealed to me. I've spent years watching my team lose at home to Yeovil, get spanked away at Tranmere and miss 90th minute penalties in Bradford. But now we're back in the big time, I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about.
It's addictive. I assumed I'd forget all about it, check in every few months to laugh at how badly I'm doing and delete the app. How wrong I was.
Every Thursday night like clockwork I'm looking at the weekend's fixtures, working out if Ivan Toney's going to win his headers and flirt with the idea of playing my Triple Captain (which i did in Game Week 5, trusting Erling with the honour, against my own team - some would call that madness, I'd call it genius. He bagged himself a first half hatty and sent me to the top of the Pundit Premier League).
"It's addictive. I assumed I'd forget all about it, check in every few months to laugh at how badly I'm doing and delete the app. How wrong I was."
When Saturday comes, by 3.05pm, I'm analyzing every game like Neville and Carragher, refreshing my team every other minute and praying that Ederson keeps his sheets clean. I'm already thinking about who's getting transferred out next week. My FPL management style is brutal. One bad game and you're gone. Just ask Mo Salah. The star of last season's show lasted all of one game in my outfit.
What's the best thing about it, though? The unpredictability. If one of your star men doesn't turn up, you can find yourself thrust into a relegation battle. Heated conversations fly around the office and pride gets the better of us. I've got a colleague who can't do 5 kick-ups, he thought VAR was a Dutch striker and he was convinced that Mason Mount was just a YouTuber. He's 30 points clear at the top of the work league. It's calculated chaos that also leaves a little leeway for charlatans and hopeless footballing romantics to outshine even the most clued-up Pundits.
We're almost one third of the way through the season, and I'm sat in 3rd place in the Pundit League. I went from having low expectations to targeting the trophy. If i don't win I'll be gutted, but I tell you what - I'm already thinking of a witty team name for next season and how I'm going to reclaim my title.
Will Coutts is Pundit Games' main writer. He joined the team earlier this year.
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