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Growing obsessions: New fantasy footy media

Fantasy footy media is springing up all over the place, so time to add some RSS feeds to your reader.

I have seen a fair few fantasy football Web sites come and go in my time operating FanFooty. There was Dream Team Hero, which petered out in May last year. There was Football Salvation, which seems to have disappeared entirely after starting early last season, as has Footy Talk. A new season usually brings a fresh crop of new sites, however, and 2009 is no different.

The Dream Team Ruined My Life podcast (also available on iTunes via its RSS feed) is already onto its second episode. Helmed by the notorious footylover18 with offsider Cosmo providing a younger perspective, the boys have toned down the constant swearing from episode 1 and have already improved noticeably. FL18 in particular knows his stuff, and he’s well worth listening to. Their plan is to keep their weekly show to around 30 minutes, which is smaller than the 60-120 minutes that the Coaches Box normally runs to. I know that some people prefer longer or shorter shows depending on how they listen to their MP3s. Some listen as they take their daily constitutional walk, with or without dog. Others like to strap on the iPod as they work out at the gym. Others, like me, like to wear wireless headphones and listen as they work around the house or on the computer. Neither length is necessarily better in format than the other, but it’s good that there’s a choice of length now! The more fantasy media the better, in my opinion.

In that vein, Footy Tragic is committing to a post per day, with set features every weekday including a video podcast every Thursday! Note: the following is last week’s episode, their schedule is to post a new one at 8:30pm every Thursday night.

Dan (the one on the right) was one of the winning coaches of the $20,000 league prize in Premium Dream Team last year… as were both I and footylover18! Small world! :D

Finally, in what I think is a first, we have a Super Coach fan blog called Your SuperCoach Coach, written by a fellow called Marcus. Marcus is already in the top 1500 in Super Coach and he has an almost-all-premium backline, so obviously he knows what he’s talking about – though he did buy Jason Porplyzia for some reason.

What other non-mainstream-media fantasy publications do you check out every week? Did I miss any new ones this year? Give me some pointers in the comments if you’ve found something I haven’t listed.

19 Comments

  1. Brendan

    April 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Porps is a gun … albeit a recovering gun.

  2. Donut

    April 1, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    and wat about dreamteamtalk?? or dont u want ur fans deserting u for their much snazzier site lol

  3. Brayden

    April 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Finally, in what I think is a first, we have a Super Coach fan blog”

    Haven’t heard of TooSerious?

  4. m0nty

    April 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I have mentioned DT Talk and Too Serious in previous blog posts. I’m talking here about new blogs and podcasts.

  5. Razor1

    April 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    http://www.allfooty.info/

    The only sites I ever use are this, Bigfooty and Allfooty.

  6. James

    April 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Donut, you’re a doughnut. Monty, great work. Yours is the first site re. Fantasy Footy I’ve used (since last year), the only site I check every day apart from work email and the writing is sharp, informative and fun. Whilst I’ll check other sites/podcasts such as those listed you’ll easily remain the number one Fantasy Footy site. Your respect for the opposition is honorable as well…as honorable as my suggestion to my SC league mates that they use your site.

  7. Marcus

    April 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Hey m0nty,
    It’s Marcus from Your SuperCoach Coach.
    Greatly appreciating the free link :). Hard to get viewers. Have been shamelessly dumping my link in threads on different forums in an attempt to get it out there.
    Your site is a clear leader with regards to fantasy football (as I have written somewhere in my blog).
    Once again thanks for the magnanimous link :).
    Cheers,
    Marcus
    P.S. Porpz is a GUN! :P …and… also one of my favorite players… Just thought he’d get an increase in TOG this year, and he’s just so damn efficient. 68DT points ==> 105SC points last round.

  8. Brayden

    April 1, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Marcus, you can already reach a wide audience, if you are interested in joining TooSerious. Cause I liked what I read, just maybe tone down the bias-ness of it.

    Actually, I am just as bias.

    I’ll talk the the boys, but heaps of our men have done the runner.

  9. Marcus

    April 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    @Brayden What is the bias that you’re speaking of? I don’t see it being the one writing it :S.

  10. m0nty

    April 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I have updated the blogroll and added a podcasts section in the listings on the right column of the blog.

  11. Marcus

    April 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    @m0nty any chance of ‘Your SuperCoach Coach’ getting onto the blogroll?

  12. m0nty

    April 1, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Dangit, I knew I had forgotten one. Thanks Marcus, done!

  13. Toby

    April 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Legend Monty, Thanks very much for the plug!! Glad to have some sort of press where we didnt have to to spam sites for! lol
    We’re all big fans of your site too, so if you ever need the favor returned! :-)

    Cheers, Toby
    (www.footytragic.com)

  14. splash

    April 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    thanks monty.need all the help i can get.picked my dt side without knowing who was officially selected to play.

  15. Donkey

    April 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

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  17. Other Dan

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Monty – Your site is great, don’t you disappear anywhere!

    Your comments have provided a wealth of information over the past few months (with both my SC and DT sides sitting in the top 5,000) and I’m hoping to climb the tables further with the wealth of information that is to come…

  18. Toby

    April 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Hey, video for round 2 will be up at 9:30, rather than 8:30 tonight!

    Thanks very much Monty :-)

  19. Steve

    April 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    “albeit he did buy Jason Porplyzia”

    Porps scored 105 from memory in a match inw which he was described as “30% match fit”.

    I could see him averaging 100 this year.

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