One of the best things about this blog is the fact that we have readers from all over the world. I'm fascinated by this, and by the idea that each of us has a different fantasy sports ritual(s) based on our location.
For example, I'm on the west coast of the United States. The early Saturday match starts at 5am my time, and that means that the fantasy deadline is 4am that morning. Yes, sometimes I will wake up (alarm or not) to check the line-ups, but for the most part that would be ridiculous. Hence the idea of "Friday trading" as for me, there isn't much "Saturday trading".
With that as prologue, here's my provisional team for gameweek 17.
Just in case there's a problem with the image (and for the SEO bait), that's:
Nicky Shorey Sebastien Bassong Piscu
Santi Cazorla Michu Raheem Sterling Damien Duff
Robert Snodgrass Wayne Rooney Olivier Giroud
What's your game day ritual? And who is on your fantasy team this week?