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Fantasy Football League

You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find a photo of Dominik Diamond from before about 2003QUIETLY forgotten original ‘fans only’ iteration of the popular footballing pisstake-fest, hosted by Dominik Diamond and concentrating far too heavily on the ‘league’ aspect instead of just almost forgetting to refer to it in the closing minutes of the show. Picked up, probably for all the wrong reasons, for BBC2, where it ended up in the hands of David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, who got the balance right (ie they just joked about football) and allowed non-fans to join in the party, and got Jeff Astle to sing Earth Song at the end to boot.

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  1. Simon Tyers

    July 21, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Ross King did it for a bit too, when it was basically league plus “ring in with your jokes”. Baddiel and Skinner were in that first series, and I think it was partly their idea to run with it in an out of the way telly slot once Radio 5 finished with it.

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