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Updated: Aug 29, 2021

The Blog comparing FPL Players to Booze.

By James Dowdeswell

Despite drinking in the acrobatics of “Gold Ings” (£8.1m Aston Villa) last weekend, the main talking point this week has been another claret and blue asset...

San Miguel Antonio (£7.8m West Ham) is the hit beer of August, so good you’ll want it on a Monday night, as well as the weekend.

This East End lager is trending everywhere and the demand is making it increasingly more

expensive. Still great value, at under £8m and a must of the bank holiday weekend.

Even if the occasional pint is off, it doesn’t affect your enjoyment. In FPL terms, anyone who

misses a penalty and still scores 13 is a must have. My captaincy pick for Gameweek 3.

San Miguel Antonio is best chased down with a few shots of Benrahma Buca (£6.3m West

Ham). This Algerian spirit brings out the flavour of San Miguel Antonio, a combo sweeter than Vodka Red Bull.

Last week this pair yielded me and many others 28 points between them.

Unfashionable brewer, David Moyes, has created an incredible blend of summer beers, well

worth investing in.

After the popular Tsimikas Aldi Own Band Beer (£4.1m Liverpool), a limited edition beer with

a short shelf life, unfortunately ran dry, a new alcohol free beer was required.

Step forward Duff(Y) Beer (£4.1m Brighton). Homer Simpson might baulk at the mere concept of alcohol free, but this Brighton brown ale is a perfect balance when you’ve overdone it on the premiums.

Livramento (£4.1m Southampton), sounds like an Italian lemon liqueur to sup post dinner. But this bargain beer was actually born and brewed in Croydon via Chelsea, and is available from the South Coast at a rock bottom price. One to consider.

Romelu Lager Queue (£11.5m Chelsea), mentioned in last week’s blog, has hit the

marketplace, and is flying off the shelves, despite leaving little shopping budget left over. Might be tough to buy for Liverpool, but should be available for the Aston Villa game.

In other news, despite a huge takeover bid from a Manchester firm, Old Harry’s Gamma Goal

Ray (£12.3m Spurs) has decided to remain in North East London, under the watchful eye and

purse strings of Levy Town Brewery. But is he still “One of our own?” More importantly, how well does he pair with a bottle of Son (£10.1m Spurs)?

Personally, I hope to celebrate the Bank Holiday by raising a few pints, and points of San Miguel Antonio, chased down with a few Benrahma Bucas. They are my captain and vice respectively.

Have a great gameweek and a cracking bank holiday everyone.


James Dowdeswell.

(Comedian and Author of ‘The Pub Manifesto:

A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’)

Instagram @dowdeswell_drinks_well

Twitter @jamesdowdeswell

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