in July 2004, five of the then employees of Oldfield Design entered a
Fantasy Football competition that ran in one of the National
newspapers. Whilst this encouraged significant barracking and
bragging within our office, and presented one of the five of us (well,
it was me actually) the pleasure of claiming to have the best knowledge
of football within our office for several months afterwards, none of us
ever really stood a chance of gaining a return on our entry money
offered by the paper. Joe Oldfield's team peaked at position
6,304 in the entire league
during the season and my team ended the season in the low 21,000s!!
During the close-season in the summer of 2005 we
got to thinking that it was a waste of time entering a national
competition offering high value prizes, but very low chances of
winning, when we could run our own competition ensuring that at least
one of us would definately win. And so our annual Fantasy
Football competition was born. Starting in August 2005 with
managers, each managing two teams, creating a 12-team league the first
competition got under way.
Since then the competition has taken
on different formats
from time to time but has been running, every year now, since 2005 and
support has grown and grown each year. In the 2009-10 season
league had 43 teams entered and we paid out almost £250 in prize money.
We also introduced a knock-out cup competition to run
the league, giving entrants even more chance to be amongst the prize
the 2011-12 Premier League Season, the Fantasy Football competitions
took a break for a few years, but its the summer of 2016 now and we're
about to leap head first into Euro 2016 in France, and the Fantasy
Football Competition is back!!
fantasy football competition has also led to various other competitions
including predictor competitions and sweepstakes for football and other
sports. You can see more details of these past competitions
page and of any currently running on the 'other
|02/06/16||Quite a break, but we're back!! Euro 2016 Competition is now open!|
||The 2011-12 competition is now open!!
- The transfer window opens
at the start of GameWeek 26 - Tuesday 1st February and is open for 4
weeks until Monday 28th February,. For more details on
Entertainments Fantasy Football Compettion, in association with
Oldfield Design Ltd, is now on Twitter!! Keep up to date with
happenings in the league by following us here
||Check out the Transfers
page - you can now check if your players are injured and when
they are likely to be back, thanks to www.physioroom.com
||'contact us' page added and 'Forum'
launched to enable you to talk to other managers. Please
visit the forum at http://sefantasyfootball.involveboards.com/index.php
and regiister to use it!!
||Re-designed site launched with new 'Knock-Out Cup' and 'Transfers' pages
to confirm - European games count for this competition this season, but
only once the competition gets under way properly - the qualifer games
this week do not count for this competition.
scores the first goal of the premier league season and our competition
is truly under-way. Unfortunately he wasn't picked in any of
26 confirmed teams in this year's competition!!
||2010-11 Fantasy Football Competition