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Wednesday Groundskeeping

Your daily round-up of the world of football (soccer), from a fantasy manager point-of-view.

Andy Lyons

This edition of Groundskeeping has fewer links than usual. I spent all day hiding away from the world so that I could watch the Champions League matches at night without knowing what happened. I thoroughly enjoyed Manchester United/Real Madrid - what a match! But at the end, leading into the broadcast of the Dortmund/Shaktar match, not only did they run the final score and goal scorers in the ticker across the bottom of the screen, but they showed highlights and the panel discussed the match! Why would they do that when they were showing the match not two minutes later?

Needless to say, I was furious. I vented through a series of foul-mouthed tweets, which I'll re-publish here for posterity:

Did anyone else fall for the same thing? Surely I'm not the only idiot. Anyway, on to the news:

English Premier League

AM's Week 29 Fantasy Player Picks - Never Manage Alone

A look at who you should be considering for your fantasy line-up ahead of the Week 29 deadline.

Best Fantasy XI Gameweek 29 - ESPN FC

With eight teams idle in the Premier League this weekend, the best starting lineup for the week is minus many possibilities.

Peter's blog - Aston Villa fan's views and opinion | FanZone | TEAMtalk

Aston Villa head to Reading on Saturday before hosting QPR next weekend - and FanZone's Villa blogger Peter Cameron is feeling rather nervous.

Champions League

Did the best team really lose? - ESPN FC

Was Jose Mourinho right? Did the best team lose? @Marcotti breaks down the key points from Real's win over United.

Major League Soccer

MLS Fantasy: Who made the Dream Team in Round 1 |

SBI MLS Best XI: Week One | Soccer By Ives

Midfield maestros like Graham Zusi led the way on the SBI MLS Best XI for Week One of the new season.