With over 3,300 players in the Balls.ie fantasy football league, the competition is fierce. Week two now and it's clear that some folk have already given up, while the lads at the top of the table are right up there in the World rankings, but feck that, who is competing for the Balls.ie crown?
What You Should Have Done:
How did you not see a big week for Nacer Chadli coming? The Spurs winger had a tough time last season, but like team-mate Erik Lamela appears to have hit the ground running this campaign. We told you last week that Eric Dier should have been in your team, so hopefully you listened there before his price shot up.
Elsewhere you should have had Stevan Jovetic in your side, sure doesn't everyone know he's been on fire in pre-season, and Branislav Ivanovic is on course for Player Of The Month as he has been excellent in Chelsea's first two games.
Sort that out for next week. But don't take Stewie Downing just yet.
Top Of The Pile:
Last weeks front-runners Linden Village FC have been knocked off top spot by John-Paul Byrne and his Club C.Line side. A cracking week saw 75 points come in and a 5 point gap open up between his closest rival.
John-Paul got the memo re: Ivanovic, and his strikers delivered for him as clearly he has been listening to our hipster tips and put Jovetic up top along side Diego Costa. Aaron Ramsey again proved his worth in the middle, and Andre Wisdom looks like a good value-pick at the back, while Tim Krul's clean sheet also helped.
That bench though...
Propping Up The Table:
Once again we must stress that the bottom side here does not include those folks who have bravely submitted Irish-only sides, and we also are excluding those who only started this gameweek. The lucky manager to have his fantasy football decision publicly shamed this week is Joseph Halpin, who's Duagh FC side is pretty strong, and would be doing well were it not for a ridiculous 12 transfers after week 1 that deducted 44 points from his total score. Why Joseph!?
We don't have to much to critique here, 61 points is a good total, but jesus, if you absolutely HAVE to make 12 transfers (how bad was the team in week 1?) then use your wildcard. Bottom of the barrel for now, although with a strong team like that he probably won't be there for long.. That is unless he goes for another 12 transfers ahead of next week.
Check back next week for another round-up of the intense spectacle that is the Balls.ie fantasy league. Will we be stroking your ego after a blistering performance? Or will we be laughing at your misery? It all depends on the weekend's Premier League action.
Check here for the full standings, and it's not too late to join in! The code for the Balls.ie league is: 1024005-244425