Do FPL defences keep fewer clean sheets at the start of the season?

With many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers considering a ‘big at the back‘ approach for 2022/23, our latest article asks if fewer clean sheets were kept at the start of the season. For this piece, we’ll be looking at the figures from Gameweeks 1-6 and after, analysing the data to see if scoring habits fluctuate … Read more

Relief and disbelief as Shanghai to start lifting COVID-19 lockdown

Life is set to return to something more like normal from June 1, when issued by residential buildings for people to go out for a few hours will be scrapped, public transport will resume, and residents can go back to work SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai authorities on Tuesday, May 31, began dismantling fences around housing … Read more


Writing about Arsenal post-season is really tough for the first few weeks. It’s like finishing a boxing match (I’ve never fought a boxing match). You’ve prepped, fought all the rounds, now it’s over (I probably got knocked out) and you have to work out what’s next. Thankfully, this writer numbness is being perked up by … Read more

When will FPL start in 2022/23? Key dates for Fantasy managers

The dust has barely settled on the 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) campaign but before you know it, we’ll soon have our minds on next season – if they’re not already. The current period of downtime will probably only last until the middle of June, when the 2022/23 Premier League fixtures will be released, the … Read more

Marcos prefers a clean start, even for corrupt officials

MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. prefers a clean start for his incoming government, including erasing the past – either of his family or even the corrupt past of the notorious Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Referring to the problem of weeding out corruption in BOC and … Read more

As hunger spreads in Somalia, babies start to die

With global focus on Ukraine, aid agencies are desperate to attract attention to a calamity they say is shaping up to be comparable to Somalia’s 2011 famine. More than a quarter of a million people died then, mostly children under five. DOLLOW, Somalia – Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the … Read more