I’m not going to name names or point fingers, but there are certain players in Fantasy Premier League who just don’t perform. Or, at least, they don’t perform for me. Other people put the same players in their team and they score points left, right and centre; as soon as I do the same, they dry up on the instant. Chance? Bad luck, you might say. I’m not so sure.
Now, I’m still not going to name names or point fingers, but what if I say that it is the same players that fail to perform for me, week in, week out, season after season. What then? Still chance? Still bad luck?
As I see it, there are two possibilities.
One is that there is a cosmic connection between my choice of these certain players in Fantasy Premier League and their performance on the pitch. Somehow, through the spiritual ether, these particular players are aware of my selection and, wilfully, are deciding to put in a mediocre shift simply to spite me. A butterfly flaps its wings at Anfield and I feel its consequences watching text updates on BBC Sport in my living room. That is one possibility.
The other possibility is that I have unconsciously attributed a negative connotation to certain players, which predisposes me only to look out for their unconstructive contributions and never their positive ones. The glass half empty syndrome.
I am open to both possibilities; willing to overlook any past prejudices for the promise of FPL points in the present.
© Donnie Blake
Donnie Blake is either a bit superstitious or a bit paranoid. Or taking FPL far too seriously (Ed.)
If you want to read more by Donnie Blake check out Artie Yard and a Very English Pickle and Artie Yard and the Bogotá Bracelet.