Sorry folks, not in the real world of football… in the Metro’s new Fantasy football game! Yep, the game where even Barcelona could compete financially!
The last 3 years have seen us use the Budweiser sponsored Premier League Fantasy game… this year we fancied a change and lucky for us the Metro have been in touch with promises of a better game and a prize more befitting of Le Groves prestigious followers!
Here are the details!
The game has a Championship Manager-inspired interface and a number of innovative features including:
- Live-updated scoring, so you can track how your team is doing while matches are being played
- Both public and (fully customizable) private leagues so you can take on the world or just your friends
- Opportunities to win weekly jackpots in our brand new 5-a-side game (pick 5 players with an unlimited budget and the highest scoring team wins their manager a minimum of £1000)
- iPhone and iPad applications to track and manage your team over the course of the season
- Opportunities to win big by betting against your friends and blog buddies, or backing yourself for the trophy!
- The chance to win an exclusive Le Grove first prize!
I feel we’ve negotiated a pretty good deal with them too! Le Grove is the only Arsenal blog they are setting a league up for this year, so we can all unite and make sure our club comes out with the highest points total… plus, first prize this year is a fantastic brand new Apple ipad! A big thanks for the Editors at the Metro for signing that off… originally the offer was an nerdbox360!
The chaps over at Tatty Nut Nut are also going to donate 2 hand painted t-shirts to the runners up!
Last year we managed to accrue nigh on a 1000 punters using just the promise of beer… so I’m figuring this year we should be able to hopefully exceed that total!
Make sure you get all your buddies to enter the league, the more the merrier! I’d say pound for pound, the Le Grove fantasy league is the most competitive blog league on the web (Our league finished 66th out of 90,000 leagues last year), so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a superstar of the Fantasy Football world… put mouse where your hand is and sign up to our FREE league and make that ipad yours!
1. Click: ‘Fantasy Football’
2. Select your team and confirm
3. Register your details
4. Click join a mini league:
5. Enter the following details
League Name: Le Grove Premiership
Get joining! After you’ve done that, head back to todays post for more comment section banter!
P.S. Just so you know, no fee was taken by the authors of Le Grove… we’re still keeping it real.
Metro newspaper’s fantasy football game already has live-updated scoring; now you can manage your team live from the terraces with the release of custom-made apps for both the Apple iPhone and iPad.
The fantasy football app, which is due to go live on the Apple app store in the next couple of days, boasts a scaled down version of the desktop game’s Championship Manager inspired interface and allows players to manage all their substitutions, transfers, and formation changes on the go. Armchair managers will also be able to see how they’re doing in the mini-leagues they’ve entered and leave notes for their friends on league messageboards.
The app also displays the live updated scoring system which has already proven so popular with Metro fantasy football managers and which allows players to influence their success in real time as games happen.
Metro’s free fantasy football game is one of the most popular in the UK with well over 110,000 players and the top manager earning a prize of £15,000 (and over £1,000 up for grabs every week in the 5-a-side side-game). The Premier League incarnation builds on the massive success of the Metro Fantasy Football World Cup game which also drew thousands of players from across the UK.