Fantasy football pre-season is mostly spent worrying about whether to invest more heavily in midfield or attack, but a few minutes at least will be given to picking a team name.
The good people at Fantasy Premier League allow managers just 20 characters to play with, so there’s not much room for messing around.
That said, each year a plethora of fantastically funny team names rear their heads, so here are 10 of the most appropriate for the 2018/19 season.
10. 1FlewOverLukakusNest – @KieronPearce
In at number 10, this one would be higher if it didn’t have to be absolutely rammed in with numbers, no spaces and an appalling absence of an apostrophe making it possible. Still good, though.
9. Kouyate Kid – @Ross_FPL
A simple, topical pun. Cheikhou Kouyate moved from West Ham to Crystal Palace this summer, but will he kick on this season?
8. Klopps and Robertson – @nikszo
In at eight, a nice play on words between Liverpool’s manager and his left-back Andrew Robertson. It’s cops and robbers, in case you didn’t get it.
7. Giroud Sandstorm – @JoePaulBenton
Remember Sandstorm by Darude? Yeah, that.
6. Bacuna Morata – @Ross_FPL
An update on the original Leandro Bacuna joke, this time with added Alvaro Morata!
5. Sarri not Sarri – @kingsoflyon7
And keeping the Chelsea theme going, the Blues’ new manager Maurizio Sarri. No apologies necessary for that pun.
4. Alisson Wonderland – @WorldOfOlly
Seamless from Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who was worth the massive transfer fee just for that pun.
3. When Harry Met Salah – @FilipStray
Harry Maguire, meet Mohamed Salah.
2. Mee, my Delph and Ibe – @Linn_FPL
Three players you probably won’t see in the headlines much this season, despite the excellent punnage that they have provided here.
1. Childish Firmino – @cvmbrady
Simple. Elegant. Original.
– Press Association