Originally a radio series, Fantasy Football League was the mastermind of comedians, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. in 1994, they created the show, a comedy view on their favourite sport football. Regular features included Phoenix From The Flames, where a famous footballing incident would be re-enacted by those orginally involved, and the regular ribbing of Nottingham Forest striker, Jason Lee who was constantly berated on the show for being rubbish. Baddiel and Skinner also appeared in different sketches and had guests on the show each week. It ran from 1994 until 1996. It was later revived for ITV in 1998 for a World Cup 98 Edition and again in 2004 for a Euro 2004 series.
The final episode in the series, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and Statto are joined by the England defender; Ledley King. Later on in the show, Abel Xavier recreates a moment from his long career in Phoenix From The Flames
and Kenny Sansom joins the lads to sing at the end of the show.
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Don`t be put off by this show just because you don`t follow football , this is top notch light entertainment . Based upon the concept that invited celebs are a football manager and they`re allowed to spend a certain amount of money on their own fantasy team Frank Skinner and David Baddiel would turn this into a very funny chat show . Probably the most memorable guest was boxer Prince Nassem Hamed . When discussing that he had bought the house of the Sheffield Wednesday manager Hamed mentioned that he`d met the manager`s children : Read more
Review posted on Wednesday, December 4th 2013 at 2:24 pm
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Recaps6x1: Fantasy Football Euro 2004: Episode 1 recap
: The show begins and we are in the ITV Studios on a matchday, Des Lynam, Robbie Earle, Ally McCoist and Sir Bobby Robson are all doing the punditry and Des Lynam (played by David Baddiel) is talking to the camera. All of a sudden, Ron Atkinson (played by Frank Skinner) appears and starts being racist! Des tells him to get off ITV and then the screen goes black. Des tells Ron that he's spoiling it, Ron replies by telling him "its alright, the microphone is off, anyway nobody watches ITV anymore, they've even brought back Fantasy fucking Football!", the title sequence begins... read more.4x2: European Fantasy Football League: Episode 2 recap
: The show begins with Lucianno Pavarotti singing a song about the German team and how they played like "cunts"! Then Frank and David arrive and through him out of the flat and the title sequence begins to roll... read more.