Two London powers face a race to stay alive for their lofty season goals, while two Northeast sides see their last chances to claim hope for another year in the Premier League. No team has looked better than Spurs lately, though Palace won’t be bowed by a big name or good form.
One of the many great things about football is its ability to provide joy and optimism. Regardless of how a season pans out we always have at least one moment that makes us believe and reminds us why we bother with the shitstorm that is this club. In 2002/2003 we beat Liverpool 2-1 in mid-December with a late winner from local lad Michael Proctor. This season the 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace made us all believe that another escape act was possible and in 2005/06 a 2-0 win at the Riverside made us believe that maybe we weren’t destined for another record-low relegation after all. Of course, we were, but let’s forget that for a moment and let’s reminisce on the lads recording their first top
While most fantasy leagues will be conducting post-mortems following a brutal double gameweek, for us at Fantrax, the fun is only just starting. Not only is it a double gameweek, but it’s a powerhouse of a double gameweek with four of the top six participating. The only trouble is most of the top six’s best players are already taken (nearly every consistent starter is taken in at least 90 percent of Fantrax leagues). But that’s what the Bargain Hunter column is for, so we’ll have to dig out some fantasy gems for the week ahead. Last week didn’t go as well as we thought, with most double gameweek teams and players (outside of Christian Benteke) falling well short of the mark. Ander Herrera grabbed