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 team selections, analysis of individual players, a goalkeeper combo, and the weekly whiffs.
The Fantasy Gaffer looks into the goalkeeper situation at Manchester United, analyzing whether a De Gea/Lindegaard combo is viable. He also goes through the exercise of a team selection in his “Play The Wildcard” series.
Fantasy Premier League Transfers highlights outstanding performances by Fantasy Premier League players in the internationals.
Football News and Opinion
Matt Cheetham points out how Tim Cahill is less prolific playing as a striker. Food for thought for those that automatically pick players that are playing out of position.
Ewan Murray reports on the rise of Barry Bannan, noting that the “excitement about the Airdrie-born player’s creative talent that surpasses measurements of height”.
Richard Jolly describes Chris Smalling’s incredible journey from the Rymans League to the Champions League.
After the international games, Wales’s manager Gary Speed hailed the form of Gareth Bale.
…whiff of tragedy: Amy Lawrence covers the biography of Robert Enke, who suffered from depression and took his own life two years ago. A chilling story.
…whiff of fail: South Africa erupts in cheer after thinking qualification was secured to AFCON 2012 via goal difference. Unfortunately, head-to-head results between the top three teams in the group meant that South Africa had failed to qualify
…whiff of temper: A redder red card you will not see this year. Tomas Hubschmann tries to break Xabi Alonso’s leg.
…funny whiff: Luis Figo’s had brilliant hair when he was younger. Horror hair? I disagree.
…whiff of genius: Messi like goal from Fürth’s Heinrich Schmidtgal.
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