Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Portsmouth Grammar School Fantasy Football League

by Patrick McGuiggan

I contacted pupils and staff over the summer to advertise the school's inaugural Fantasy Football League Season. For those of you who don't know, Fantasy Football is a game in which you have a budget to pick a squad of players and you then score points based on how well your selected team performs in each week's Premier League fixtures.
For example, if you refuse to include Aaron Ramsey in your team because you believe there is no way he can continue to maintain his current level of performance, then you'll be filled with regret each and every time he proves you wrong (63% of players worldwide have him in their team...I am not one of them). Or, if you can't stand Luis Suarez because of his undeniably long list of character defects, you'll be rather upset when he scores 4 times against Norwich and you aren't one of the beneficiaries (40% of players have Suarez selected in their team).
There are just under 70 entrants in this year's competition and I would expect there to be even more next year, given the number of pupils who have expressed an interest. I would also hope for a larger staff presence - we need your help!
As it stands:

I really should have posted this last week when I was still part of the Top 20, but, like my beloved Manchester United, I am sure to make a thrilling'll see, you'll all see!
It is reasonably close at the top, with several players just one good week away from taking top spot. The prize at stake? Pride, honour (unless you have Suarez on your team), bragging rights, that is...unless I can twist Mr. Charles' arm between now and the season's end!
Results are below:



  1. A shame that you didnt include aaron ramsey

  2. This is a great idea. But I was wondering how you join next season?

  3. How do you join the leauge to play?

  4. how do you join the leauge and play the game it looks fun

  5. giorgio dellesite9 January 2014 at 11:28

    This sounds great! but how do u join?

  6. this looks a great game how do you join

    1. Cameron Clarke 7V10 January 2014 at 14:19

      Well everyone you have to go on the Fantasy Football website and create an acoount. But it is already half-way through the season so really there is no point. Sign up next year

  7. oscar hill-perales 7U9 January 2014 at 11:43

    great idea! how do i join for next year

  8. ive already got a team. How do i join the league?

  9. this sounds like an awsome game but i need to know how to join

  10. This sounds like an awesome game! How do I join and what would be the problem with me joining now not next season

  11. Wow, this sounds really fun; I want to give it a go. It'll be a good way to spend my free time!
    Ps: I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me how i can join a league.

  12. I am with you with the whole Man U thing, Go Man U!!!!!

  13. This sounds so fun but why cant i join now? so i have to wait a whole year?

  14. Sam Grifffiths 7Y13 January 2014 at 14:23

    Really good idea, shame it's halfway through the season though

  15. wow that sounds so cool
    but how do u join a league


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