The week in Fantasy Premier League: The City riddle solved, midfield gems and Expected Goals explained
A dilemma that has plagued Fantasy Premier League managers all season was finally put to rest this week.   In an unusually candid press conference, Man City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed what many of us had suspected, but couldn’t know for sure.   Insight from Pep... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: The Harry Kane debacle, Steady Eddies and Sané concerns
In a week when the five most popular picks for captain all failed to find the net, you knew the mood among the FPL community was about to darken. So it was in GW10, as those rare success stories kept a low profile, as others compared... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Palace potential, Spurs rethink and Hazard’s return
Oh, how the mighty have fallen, eh? First, Romelu Lukaku’s blank against Liverpool set the tone for his three million owners (and with just a single shot in each of his last two games of Mourinhoball, they’re starting to look elsewhere). The glee this inspired in... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Man City bandwagons and the rise of the defenders
High-profile injuries and squad rotation have plagued FPL managers this season.   The bad news is that with Champions League ties around the corner, that’s hardly going to change this week.   Bit fed up with the forward transfer merry go round so will prob keep.... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Picking forwards based on league position and all aboard the Man City bandwagon
There’s nothing in FPL quite as gut-wrenching as watching a player you don’t own score a hat-trick. We even felt it last season as we watched Salomón Rondón proudly take the match ball home from Swansea, before his new FPL owners edged closer to insanity as... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Is it really time to ditch Romelu Lukaku?
The season is only four weeks old – but already Fantasy Premier League is handing out some tough lessons for some of the more unfortunate managers among us. First there was Sadio Mané’s sending off to deal with – and those who moved too quickly to... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Maximising wildcard value, the second coming of Phil Jones and the case for 4-3-3
With the international break and the phoney wars of the transfer window now thankfully behind us, FPL managers can focus on the season ‘proper’.   As usual, summer deadline day promised much, but delivered little – particularly in terms of potential additions to our fantasy squads.... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Pogba V Mkhitaryan, Kane’s curse and rethinking budget midfielders
It was an FPL week to forget for pretty much anyone who didn’t own the likes of Bailly, Pogba… and the irrepressible Marcus Alonso. Those who stumped up for the game’s most expensive defender were richly rewarded, while the rest of us were left to quietly... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Picking a captain after the match that changed everything
Last Sunday, Fantasy Premier League managers everywhere learned a valuable lesson as they watched one match throw season run-in plans into chaos. It was the classic gambler’s fallacy – just because something has happened nine times in a row, doesn’t mean it will happen again. West... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Leap Of Faith Required For Arsenal and Southampton Assets
Usually the rare sight of two teams with a pair of Double Gameweeks in a row would have FPL managers gleefully doubling or even trebling-up on both. Not this time. Instead, we are left looking glumly at the Arsenal and Southampton squads, knowing deep down that... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Transfer window strategy, the Nathan Ake problem, and going 3-5-2
Ken Rooney explains why Fantasy Premier League managers shouldn’t so quick to sell Nathan Ake. Fashions come and go in Fantasy Premier League just as in life, so in case you haven’t heard – 3-5-2 is so hot right now. Previously the domain of rebels and... Read more
PODCAST: Irish fans won’t cower from terrorism
Irish fans travelling to France for Euro 2016 will not cower in the face of terrorism. This week on the YBIG Football Show, Dave O’Grady caught up with two life-long Ireland fans in John O’Neill and Phelim Warren. The guys spoke about their experiences travelling abroad... Read more

Sunderland 3 Newcastle 0

Sam Allardyce became the fourth successive boss to bounce back from an opening defeat to beat arch-rivals Newcastle as Sunderland finally secured their first Barclays Premier League win of the season.

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Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea has emerged as a doubt for Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 play-off tie with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Tim Sherwood sacked as Aston Villa boss

Tim Sherwood has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the club have confirmed.

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Hometown favourite Paddy Holohan suffered a submission defeat to Louis Smolka at last night’s electric UFC Dublin event at the 3Arena.

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Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix has been postponed until tomorrow morning after heavy rain continued to wreak havoc with the Formula One schedule in Austin.

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Arsenal moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League following a hard-earned 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

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Jose Mourinho blanks media after loss to West Ham

Jose Mourinho refused to speak to the media after he was sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham.

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Judge Them On The Field, Not On Their Sexuality
Earlier this week British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that two Premier League footballers were ready to publically announce they are gay, including one England international. The headline has caused people to take to social media to voice their opinions, good or bad and led to some footballers,... Read more