Fri, 6 September 2019
The meet the manager series, where Joe interviews a Fantasy manager with a more than enviable track record, is back.
This campaign’s series of interviews starts with a chat with Tarek Balbaa, who explains why being based in Egypt has helped ensure he puts the eye test to good use in his Fantasy decisions.
Over his illustrious Fantasy Premier League career Tarek has eight top 10,000 finishes, including two in the top 1,000.
With all Premier League matches broadcast in Egypt he is able to watch four to five televised games a week.
This has ensured he was quick to acquire Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne this season and is still reticent to invest heavily in Manchester United.
Underlying statistics are still important to Tarek, but he likes to go back to basics with such research, preferring shots in the box statistics than the phenomena of expected statistics.
Tarek also talks about his poor seasons and the lessons he’s learned from mistakes made. Chief of these for him has been to focus too heavily on what mini-league rivals are up to.
Tarek's team can be found here.
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