The Summerside mini-league Fantasy Football competition is back and this time we're using the official Barclays version. As usual it’s based on the English Premier and it’s dead easy to set up a team and join. It costs five quid to join the competition (money to Colin Farmer or Keith Taylor, please) and the prize fund will be split approx 70% to the winner and 30% to the runner up at the end of the season. Rules are pretty much the same as last season and a summary of how to join is shown below :
Click on this link and follow the sign up > register links on the site.
Pick Team. Just think up a team name, select a formation and pick some players. You have £100M to start with and must select a squad of 2 goalies, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 forwards within this budget. You also need to select a team captain who will score double points each week and a vice captain who will pick up double if your captain doesn't play. A maximum of three players from any one team is allowed. The site will keep you right and if you want to get off to a quick start, just select the Auto Complete button and it will pick a team for you. You can change your team as much as you like prior to the deadline before the start of the English season at 11:30 on 16 August.
Enter your team into the Summerside Fantasy Football mini-league by selecting Leagues > Join A League > Private League, entering the private league code 71818-91256 and clicking Join Private League.
Pass your fiver to Colin Farmer or Keith Taylor to be included in the competition. Your team will be automatically accepted into the league when you apply and all fivers should be paid by the end of August to ensure your team is in with a chance of winning some cash.
It's worth checking out the rules on the site, but a few to point out are :
Transfers - 1 a week but you carry one unused transfer forward
Wildcards - Make unlimited transfers for two game weeks of your choice
Player Prices - Fluctuate depending on how popular they are in the game. This means you could get more or less than you paid for a player when you transfer them out !
The scoring system is quite complicated and can be found here. It follows the usual pattern, defenders (and goalies) get more points for scoring than midfielders and forwards but points deducted for conceding. Extra points for assists, clean sheets, penalty saves, etc. Deductions for yellow and red cards, penalty misses, etc. Bonus points for 'best performing' 3 players in each match. Don't worry about it too much, let the site get on with it and boot anyone that isn't picking up points for you !
Any problems, just PM me.