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Town Fan Wins Fantasy Premier League After Table-Topper Disqualified
Tuesday, 11th Aug 2020 17:19

Town fan Joshua Bull has been named champion of the official Fantasy Premier League - in which more than 7.6 million people take part - after the apparent victor was disqualified.

Bulgarian YouTuber Aleksandar Antonov finished top of the table on 2575 points but in a statement organisers said he had been excluded for a “breach of our terms”, handing 29-year-old Blues fan Bull, whose team The Bulldozers netted 2557 points, the title.

“Following end-of-season checks, final standings have been updated within the game, leaving Southampton fan Joshua and his team, The Bulldozers, top of the table,” said the Premier League.

A cancer mathematician at the University of Oxford, Bull entered the competition claiming to be a Saints fan as those taking part could only align themselves with current Premier League clubs but has subsequently revealed his Blues’ support.

“I was expecting to hear something from the Premier League at some point because I’d come second,” Bull told The Guardian.

“But then the email that came through said the guy ahead of me has been disqualified for some reason and I’m going to be crowned champion.”

He added: “The idea is that you pick players that you think will do well and it gives you something else to cheer when the games are on. I don’t really support any of the Premier League teams so it’s a way of having a bit involvement.”

Bull says he’s not always been quite as successful as he was last season: “My sister has beaten me every year since forever. This year I decided I would take it seriously and try and beat her. She’s very annoyed because she’s the real football expert in our family and now people keep asking me.”

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OldClactonBlue added 17:23 - Aug 11
Great stuff Josh.
A Town winner! Now there's a rare thing.
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hoppy added 18:00 - Aug 11
He'll be sainted for that. (as long as he himself doesn't now get disqualified for a breach of the rules in not actually supporting the premier league side he claimed to!)
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Northstandveteran added 18:09 - Aug 11
You read my mind Hoppy.

I wouldn't have admitted being an Ipswich fan.

Regardless of the competition!
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jollyroger added 18:23 - Aug 11
Well done Josh that must warrant a fourth statue outside PR lol
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gosblue added 18:46 - Aug 11
Joshua Bull is a blue, is a blue, is a blue
Joshua Bull is a blue
He hates Naarwich
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JimmyJazz added 19:01 - Aug 11
This is an update about the winner of this season's FPL. According to the UK media, Bulgarian winner Aleksandar Antonov was disqualified after sending racist messages about Raheem Sterling on Facebook.

Joshua Bull has been named champion and congratulations once again to him from all of us.
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runningout added 21:16 - Aug 11
I did the Prem fantasy league, it is off putting having to make you support a Premier league club.
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Umros added 22:07 - Aug 11
I was chuffed to win the championship fans league of the Daily Telegraph a few years ago which was out of 5,700 entries, for £100 and a medal......this is a good effort so congrats to Joshua!
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BlueOx1066 added 09:27 - Aug 12
I never thought I'd see myself on TWTD...thanks for the kind words everyone!

The strategy of avoiding Norwich players at all costs definitely worked well.
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dirtydingusmagee added 10:09 - Aug 12
think its being checked by VAR ,dont get too excited yet Joshua.
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lanceh73 added 11:58 - Aug 12
Great work, BlueOx1066. I work for a Fantasy Sports company, so know how competitive and how hard it is to actually win any of these competitions. Well done!
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Gonefishing added 15:45 - Aug 12
I hope you don't mind blueox1066 but after so many barren years supporting Ipswich we have oragnised an open top bus parade around town on Sunday. See you there!!
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BlueandTruesince82 added 17:06 - Aug 12
This just brings home how abject my performance was in FPL this year.


Well done Josh.
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HALLSJ added 18:44 - Aug 12
Town manager of the future, well done
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