Fantasy football is a serious business. A year of sleepless nights, regret and indecision. Hours of deliberation, endless balls of crumpled paper flung into waste paper baskets. Agony. Ecstasy. And, especially with the Balls.ie Fantasy Football Charity League about to kick off, office pride up for grabs.
But thousands of Fantasy football dreams were cruelly dashed this morning, when the site responsible for the league crashed on Saturday morning. And, with the deadline at 11:30AM this morning for finalising teams ahead of the season's commencements. Fair to say those who had Joe Hart in goals were particularly unimpressed:
The fact that the Premier League Fantasy Football site is down wouldn't be a problem, except I've got Seaman in goal and Irwin in defence.
— Mat Murray (@matmurray) August 13, 2016
Spent an hour finalising my @premierleague Fantasy Football team only for the site to crash and now the deadline has passed 😩
— Kenny Body (@kennybody) August 13, 2016
The premier league website not working is causing me a lot of stress when I need to get fantasy football on the @premierleague
— Graeme Tait (@GraemeRTait) August 13, 2016
There are thousands of walls being punched furiously this morning, and Match of the Day will be watched with hands over eyes, as players who were intended to be removed from Fantasy Football teams score own goals, get sent off and throw the ball into their own net.
A reminder that you can join Chris O'Dowd, Matt Cooper, Kevin Doyle, Paul McShane and Andy Lee in the Balls.ie Fantasy League here.