Disabled children's charity launch 'Fantasy
CAUDWELL Children, the national charity
that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their
families, is giving wannabe Premier League bosses the chance to experience the
thrill of the dugout after creating its 1st ever private Fantasy Football
The competition, which sees participants selecting imaginary teams from the
players currently playing in the Premier League, awards points according to the
actual performance of their players.
The statistics, supplied by OPTA, the world's leading live detailed sports data
provider, allows each players performance to be scrutinised in forensic detail
to establish the best players and teams throughout the season. "The Caudwell Children transfer window is now open. It's going to be a fabulous season and we're
giving you the chance to spend an eye watering ₤100 million war chest to secure
a squad of just 15 players. We're giving you the opportunity to make those big
decisions. There's only 1 'Boss'
and the buck stops with you! It's a results based business and the success or
failure of your team will rest firmly in your hands!" said Andy
Bailey from the charity.
Andy says that even if you can't tell your Keane from your Kane there is still
the opportunity to get involved. As he explained:- "Like any top Premier
League Manager you're going to have to do your homework.
You need to find out what forward scored the most goals last season, who had the
most assists, and who tracked back and made the most crunching defensive
When you're picking a forward you'll have to use you research to inform you. Did Romelu Lukaku make more defensive headers than Harry Kane? It's not just about
the goals it's about their overall play.
If you're picking a defender or a goalkeeper it may be better to snap up a
player who played in a side towards the bottom of the table. It's likely that
they will have been busier than players in successful sides, therefore picking
up more points.
For example Tom Heaton, the Burnley goalkeeper, was the highest performing
keeper last season, beating the likes Manchester United's David De Gea hands
It costs just ₤20 to enter a team into Caudwell Children's Fantasy Football
League. The charity immediately receives ₤10 with the other ₤10 going into the
prize pot. Sign up and build your fantasy team
but please remember that:- "You must be over 18 or over to play."
Bailey added:- "It's a win-win situation. The more teams
that participate the more money is raised for Caudwell Children, and the more
money for you to win."
By teaming up with up with the official Premier League Fantasy Football game,
played by millions of armchair fans each season, those signing up for the
'Caudwell Children Fantasy Football League' will automatically be entered in to
the main Fantasy Premier League, where prizes include VIP trips to top flight
matches of your choice.
With the new Premier League kicking off on Friday, 11 August, 2017, Andy says
it's important to sign up now, commenting:- "The sooner you sign up the
sooner you start to earn points. You don't want to let your rivals get a head
start on you.
And whether you're a potential Jose Mourinho, prowling an imaginary technical
area, or a dapper Antonio Conte, throwing yourself into an imaginary Stamford
Bridge crowd, we'd love you to share pictures of yourself, on social media,
posing as your favourite manager, using #ImAFootyBoss for Caudwell Children."