Writer: Site Staff
Date:Thursday August 7 2008
Pick your Fantasy Football Championship team today
Select a fantasy team ahead of the new season - there's £5,000 in cash to be won. Plus - join Vital Football's own League just for Saints fans... Free to play: click here for details
At long last, there's a proper Fantasy Football game for fans of teams that play in the Championship. Vital Football has teamed up with The Daily Telegraph and FourFourTwo to give Southampton fans the chance to select from the best players in the division and build and manage a winning team. There's £5,000 in cash up for grabs and, best of all, it's absolutely free to play!
To get the most out of the game, select your team and then join Vital Football's very own Super League for Saints followers. So, as well as competing for the main £5,000 prize fund with everybody else up and down the country, you'll also be able to aim for the title of best fantasy manager amongst users of this site with some exclusive prizes for Vital users including 12 month subscriptions to 442
How to join the Vital Football League for Southampton Fans
Once you've registered, select the 'Join League' option from your My Team page and submit the following two bits of information:
Super League name: Vital Southampton
SELECT A TEAM NOW >
Playing the game
The game invites you, the manager, to pick a team of eleven players using an imaginary budget of £30million. The players you choose score points for you depending on their performances on the pitch in this season's Championship and FA Cup, starting on Saturday, August 9, 2008.
Players score points for scoring goals, setting up goals (assists) and, for goalkeepers and defenders, preventing goals. All players lose points for red and yellow cards and missing penalties. The aim of the game is to score the highest number of points you can - the more points your team accumulates, the better your chances of winning one of the cash prizes.
You can buy and sell players throughout the season, testing your skill in the transfer market. At the end of the game, the manager with the highest number of points wins £3,000. Simple as that.
Click Here to select your free team.
Register before 12.45pm on August 9 to score from the start.
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