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The Hype Train is an entertainment website based in the United Kingdom that was formed in March 2015. THT is co-owned by Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones. 

Since our inception as a website we have specialised in writing about Fantasy sports such as Fantasy Premier League (FPL), and more recently with MLS Fantasy. The Hype Train also writes about modern football, reviewing matches from around the world and providing feature articles that delve into issues that arise from within the game.


In addition to our sports coverage, we collaborated weekly with Adam Zoltie to launch our YouTube channel in 2018, launching the 'Weekly Wrestling Show' and our 'Superstar of the Week' regular video series, channelling Adam's love for professional wrestling in to highly edited, quality content. In 2020, we launched The Hype Train's First Class Podcast on our YouTube channel, with our three-person team discussing the latest hot topics from the world of football and sport.

In 2019, The Hype Train innovated further, becoming the first fantasy football website to go from the pages to the field, launching Hype Train Football Club, a grassroots football team that competes in the East Berkshire Football League. The squad boasts a team of 30+ players, with the team filming every match using a smart camera from Danish company, VEO. All of our highlights packages can be found on our club's YouTube channel, whilst we also provide professional match reports and social media coverage to track the team's progress.

Ahead of the 2020/21 grassroots football season, we launched a dedicated club website,, to best showcase our creative efforts and aid in the club's long-term development strategy. Later in the season in April 2021 we formed the Reading Sunday Social League (RSSL) alongside Caversham United, an 8-team league that began on April 11th 2021 and culminated in a final between Woodley Saints FC and Hype Train FC on June 20th 2021.

The Hype Train produces feature articles, create unique info-graphics to compliment our writing efforts, and regularly use social media channels to promote in-house graphics and our portfolio of work, as well as creating exclusive content. 

Feel free to take a look around our site, interact with us across our various social media channels, and you can always email the team at if you have any enquiries. All aboard.

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Welcome aboard The Hype Train, home to fantasy sports journalists and to our very own football team, Hype Train FC!


Rob is THT's primary owner who is a writer, editor, social media manager, and creates our in-house graphics. Rob is also the Owner and Club Secretary for Hype Train FC.

The Hype Train Rob FPL @HypeTrainRob

Sam is a co-owner of The Hype Train and is our designated Chief Writer who writes quality feature articles, as well as operating as the Club Chairman for Hype Train FC.

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Phil is a co-owner of The Hype Train and is also a Contributor to the site, and is featured on our First Class Podcast, which is exclusive on our YouTube channel.

The Hype Train Phil FPL @HypeTrainPhl
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