“Tonight”:http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/TheFACommunityShield/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2005/07/TheFACommunityShield_ML2005.htm marks the start of another season of the english premier league. Comparing “past participations,”:http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/TheFACommunityShield/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2002/05/9936.htm we come out as very newbie as Arsenal have been in 17 of them and won on 11 occasions, while we fared in at 2 out of 4. But given the so-called “curse of the shield,”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4741347.stm this is not a cup I particularly lust for.
More importantly, my “fantasy team”:http://fantasy.premierleague.com/M/eventhist.mc?id=196578 is completed and ready to kick some Thai, Singapore, and UK butts. 8)