Gameweek 9 is nearly done and dusted and there’s been one interesting talking point – the Cédric situation.
Over on Twitter, I’ve been privy to plenty of posturing about the Premier League’s decision to pull the plug on clean sheet points for a player who played less than 60 minutes.
Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares, who has played a pivotal part of Southampton’s season so far, has become a stalwart for shrewd Fantasy Premier League managers looking to capitalise on the clean sheet capabilities of the young Portuguese international.
And now, Cédric is at the centre of a storm of controversy.
On first viewing, it’s an innocuous run-of-the-mill occurence that people who play FPL have become accustomed to. A player gets awarded points midway through a game, only for them to be taken away after the game. This happens. The Premier League makes mistakes. You would to.
Another activity FPL players have become accustomed to, in the aftermath of a dodgy decision, is to take to Twitter to talk through their torment.
Which is why I watched on with a smirk when someone wrote to the Premier League at length to explain their gripe with the decision to withdraw Cédric’s points.
I thought this was a joke…
The bantz is strong in this one. Nice work 😎 https://t.co/B9nKhLGQvh
— Joe Ryan (@JoeRyan365) October 18, 2015
I hope it is.
Not that you asked, but my view is that you shouldn’t take this game too seriously.