The Rules

As those of you who have played in previous seasons will know, our league actually starts in GameWeek 5 so that all you hard working recruiters can enjoy your August holidays and still be part of the biggest and the best recruitment fantasy league in the country.

We normally publish a newsletter after every game week, but in the coming weeks we’re going to spend a little time explaining how we think the new Premier Fantasy League rule changes work so that people don’t get caught out.

There are changes to wildcards and how bonus points are calculated in addition to the introduction of Chips. These “Chips” are triple points for your captain, points for all your players including those on the bench and all out attack formations. You can only play each chip once and you can’t play them in the same GameWeek as other chips or your wildcard. This week we’re going to start out with...

Wildcards

There are big changes to how you can use your wildcards. In previous seasons you had one that you could use all season and another one to be used in January only.

This season, you still have two wildcards but you have to use the first one before GameWeek 19 and the second one from GameWeek 20 onwards. There was always a debate over when to use your wildcard.

Some people thought that GameWeek 5 was a good time because you know which teams have bought which players and the international break with the risk of injuries would have passed. Playing it early means that you have the most available points from your wildcard.

Others believed that you should save it for March when you can take advantage of the double gameweeks appearing due to cup matches and weather postponements in January and February. The other advantage of this is that by this time in the season you know which players are the points deliverers.

The problem with the latter approach this season is that there will be very few double GameWeeks before GameWeek 19 and if you don’t play it by then, you’ll lose it. And so, the early wildcard seems to be the best option going forward. Let’s see if we’re right eh?

One team only please

We didn’t think we had to actually say this but there’s always one isn’t there?

You can only enter one team into our league. If we didn’t make this clear before, please take this as a rule change before our season starts.

If you do enter more than one team, we will simply delete the latest team that you have entered.

Team names please

The reason we ask for your agency name as part of your team name is because it’s the only way we can ensure that we are paying the prizes out to the correct managers and that those managers are genuinely in the recruitment industry.

However, those of you who aren’t putting in your team names are missing out on some great publicity for your agency and, as recruiters tend to be competitive creatures, isn’t it better to beat you rivals in business AND in the fantasy league?

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