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Jack Day wins Toy World Masters Fantasy Football League

Published on: 31st May 2022

The KidsKnowBest commercial director beat 117 rivals to head the Toy World Fantasy Football table for the second year running.

Just as Manchester City recorded back-to-back title victories in the Premier League, KidsKnowBest commercial director Jack Day has emerged triumphant in the Toy World Masters Fantasy Football League for the second consecutive season. If last year’s performance was impressive, this season’s victory was even more emphatic, with Jack finishing the season 150 points ahead of his closest rival, Zuru’s Will Collinson.

Indeed, with a gargantuan total of 2775 points, Jack’s Tinpot Town AFC team managed to reach the giddy heights of 51st place in the entire Fantasy Premier League, which has over 9m players worldwide. Never before has the winner of the Toy World league come within the top 100 of the game, which is an elite-level achievement – without doubt, the standard of the Toy World league is getting higher every year, as is evidenced by the fact that former two-time Toy World League winner Hugh Evans came in 13th place this time round.

Having returned yesterday from a trip to the US, where KidsKnowBest is looking to expand its presence this year (so presumably a business trip rather than celebrating his victory), Jack told Toy World: “It’s great seeing more people from the toy industry partake in this light-hearted competition. A cracking job in organising once again, John – bring on 22/23!”

Following Jack and Will in third place was Topps brand manager Tim O’Sullivan, while Smyths digital marketing executive Conor Buckley took fourth place. WWE’s Thomas Flower completed the top five, while Smyths’ Niall Crossan, Toy World’s John Baulch, Warner Bros’ Garry Lawford, WWE’s Carl Lawrence and Smyths’ Kevin Ruane made up the rest of the top 10.

With no summer World Cup this time round, next season’s Fantasy Premier League game is expected to open in just over a month, and anyone wishing to join the Toy World league for the ‘22/’23 season can email john@toyworldmag.co.uk for the entry code. Can Jack make it three in a row?  After this year’s stellar performance, you certainly wouldn’t bet against it.

 

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