Wasting Your Wildcard

Wasting Your Wildcard The Method and Madness of Fantasy Football

Paperback (26 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Every Saturday afternoon, 5.8 million people around the world settle down to see how their team will get on.

But this isn't the team they support. It's THEIR team.

They have spent hour after hour assessing injuries, swapping subs and tweaking formations. Because when the day is done and the scores are in, they want to be able to look in the mirror and say, 'THAT TRIPLE CAPTAIN CALL WAS AN ACT OF GENIUS!'

Welcome to the obsessive world of Fantasy Football, where managers will do anything to succeed. David Wardale - writer for the UK's number one Fantasy Football site, Fantasy Football Scout - meets previous winners to discover how they beat millions to the crown. He reveals the leagues where failure involves outright humiliation and discovers just how low some managers will go to claim a psychological advantage.

Along the way, he finds Saudi sheikhs, stats professors, most of Norway and a member of one of the biggest pop bands of all time, all of them united by their unflinching desire for Fantasy Football greatness.

About the Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press, launched in 1998, is a sports publisher with a literary edge. It is home to titles from some of sport’s greatest heroes, like Frank Bruno, Diego Maradona and Seve Ballesteros, and some of sport’s greatest writers including William Fotheringham, Gary Imlach, Paul Kimmage and H.G. Bissinger. It is the publisher of four winners of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, including the 2011 winner, A Life Too Short, by Ronald Reng.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787290167
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 793.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 255
Weight: 336g
Height: 153mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 20mm