On Wednesdays we take a whiff of the Fantasy League blogs, as well as other relevant Premier League articles. This week, we turn our attention to Gameweek 9 reviews, the fixture list, player analysis, and the weekly whiffs.
After the eventful weekend, Gameweek 9 reviews were not in short supply. The Fantasy Gaffer did his regular two part Weekend Recap: Saturday and Sunday, while Fantasy Football Scout digested the Gameweek, and Fantasy Premier League Hints went “Goodness Gracious Me“. Also reviewing the Gameweek were Fantasy Premier League Tips, FPL Blog, Peacemaker-J, Fantasy Football Cheat,
Analyzing the fixture list to spot the players that have good matchups in the short-term is one of the main building blocks of a fruitful Fantasy season. This week, Fantasy Football Scout frisks the fixtures while Fantasy Football Cheat reviews them.
Football News and Opinion
The Telegraph’s international media’s roundup of the Manchester derby is worth the read while Four Four Two highlights the defensive frailties of Manchester United’s season. Of course, Zonal Marking’s analysis of the game is a must-read.
Soccernet published their team of the week that included Silva, Balotelli, Van der Vaart, and Van Persie.
…funny whiff: Manchester City’s derby hero sets own house on fire while shooting fireworks from window. Never a dull moment, eh?
…whiff of temper: I haven’t seen a footballer kick his boot at the assistant referee. Funny stuff.
…whiff of fail: An immaculate own goal from Celtic’s Cha Du Ri.
…whiff of genius: Roman Pavlyuchenko buries a free-kick in the top corner, in one of his rare outings in a Tottenham shirt.
…whiff of smoke: Mohamed Al Fayed burns Mark Hughes, calling him an “odd man” that has “lost his spark”, in response to Hughes’s comments that the Fulham job did not fulfill his ambitions.
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