Mr Benn’s Gameweek 2 Preview

August 21, 2014 7:50 am

I apologise in advance to any new FIT managers who may be unaware of my obscure views on a blog… To date I have written 5 blogs, and this I feel, is the the greatest piece of written work since early Shakespeare, Allo Allo or one of Andrew Dengate’s painful love poems…..
FIT has long since taken over my views on the Premiership and other domestic and European related cups, all of which seem to act as nothing more than an annoyance, as injury concerns, rotation, and ‘resting’ play havoc with our FIT masterplans.

My forthcoming preview of Gameweek Two and subsequent quotes should be taken with nothing more than the ‘stating the bloody obvious’ and ‘are you sure numbnuts?’ advice.

Saturday 12.45

Aston Villa v Newcastle United.

I’m not too sure many veteran FiT managers will have a lot of interest in this game although a newly fit De Jong playing as a striker and classed as a midfielder is maybe one to look at, if injury or suspension free’s up a transfer. Other than that, no real stand out players for me to choose from, so let’s quickly move on……

Saturday 3pm

Chelsea v Leicester.

This game on the other hand will be of great interest, managers who made decent transfers last gameweek will surely possess a debut scoring Diego Costa, Hazard, Fabregas and a useful Chelsea defender… Home win predicted… A Captains favourite will be amongst the Chelsea lineup.
Crystal Palace v West Ham United.

The Londoners do battle at Selhurst Park, goals from the ‘exciting’ Hammers may be a rare treat for the fans but at least they will be back home from this fixture in time for Ant & Dec….0:0 prediction.
Southampton v West Brom.

For a time it looked as though Southampton would struggle to field a 5 a side team, a fine battle with Liverpool last week shows promise. Tadic a great example – looking quality in midfield at 5.6m.
West Brom will prove a stern task, especially with Berihino fresh from his brace last week.

Swansea v Burnley.

To be honest I’d probably avoid this one, but Sigurdsson created maximum impact against Man United and at just 5.9m will tempt a few managers.

Saturday 5.30pm.

Everton v Arsenal.

Unfortunate news for Everton as Ross Barkley’s injury news causes concern for all. £28m Lukaku will want to open his account this season against an Arsenal team boasting an array of talent including the impressive Sanchez, goals expected in this fixture!.. 0:0

Sunday 1.30

Hull City v Stoke City
Injury to key midfielder Snodgrass will come as a blow to Hull City and some FiT Managers, Ince is a talent who needs to shine and Jelavic will always prove a goal threat.
Meanwhile Stoke will want ex Barcelona  prospect Bojan to prove his quality in the premiership.

Tottenham v QPR.

OPR have a wealth of talent on show with new signing Mutch a great buy at 5.2m, Remy after his failure to join Liverpool still looks fit and a threat around goal. Ferdinand will be a great addition to the QPR defence if he can remain fit.
Spurs will always fancy there chances at White Hart Lane and a decent performance in this fixture can prove there credentials this term.
Sunday 4pm

Sunderland v Manchester United.
This I feel is going to be a FiT managers favourite fixture, as a scramble to buy in Man U players is a must as they play first next week and can’t lose against Sunderland…. Can they??
RVP should be fit.. Will he be your Captain?
Monday 8.00 pm

Man City v Liverpool.
We all love a Monday Night fixture, and none come much more exciting than this!.. The new SAS preformed well for Liverpool last week, but will it be enough to overturn the Champions?.. Silva and the fit again Aguero will surely have a say here.
1.Transfer in players as late as possible, with club rotation and injury’s, a FIT must is check twitter or official line ups before committing transfers.
2. IF ASKED in a job interview how best to describe yourself in three words why not try “violent when disappointed ?”

3. If the offer of a stuffed meerkat influences your choice of motor insurance, you probably shouldn’t be driving.

4. PRETEND you’re a premier league footballer by going to your office and watching your colleagues work when your off ill.

5. MOTORISTS. Unless you’ve kidnapped it, nobody cares if you’ve got a child on board.
6. MAKE a Carlos Tevez action figure by cutting an Action Man off at the knees and microwaving for 2 minutes.

7. Note to self: wearing headphones doesn’t make my farts silent.

8. Pick to form: this may seem obvious  but it it the most consistent way to amass FIT points.

9. PRO – FOOTBALLERS. Save energy by only being ‘good’ during the highlights.

10. As always remain positive, if you have a bad gameweek, focus and try again.
I heard recently that, on average, Alex Ferguson still receives two turds in the post each week. What I want to know is, who’s sending the other one?

I hate to end on another sour note, but once again Mrs Bennables had threatened to leave me due to my obsession with FIT… I had to ask her if it was a loan or free transfer?

Good luck managers for the season ahead may your weekends be transfer and trouble free…. You know what I mean.

Yours in FIT Mr Bennables.

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