Oliver Thorne in 122-point haul

Oliver Thorne is the QBE Fantasy Football manager of the month for December after collecting a staggering 122 points.

His team, Easy 3 points, took advantage of the busy Christmas schedule after he masterminded his victory with some crucial late transfers.

Thorne, an account handler at Middlesex-based Barnett and Barnett, since graduating from university in September last year, confesses to being a big rugby fan. But he reveals a soft spot for Liverpool and praises midfielder Steven Gerrard for good form throughout the month.

He says: “I left it at the start of the month and just let it run. But I was looking at it over the Christmas period and saw I was doing well so I checked the fixtures and brought in some players to get points that other people would not.”

An inspirational Boxing Day transfer involving Blackburn duo David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz was key to Thorne’s victory.

He reveals he did not join the tournament until five weeks after it kicked off.