View Full Version : The NTSC-uk Fantasy Football League 2008/09

05-07-2008, 10:28 AM
So here we are again for the start of another exciting, action-packed and oh-so-occasionally agonising fantasy football league - a chance to put yourself up against the forum's finest players and see who ends up victorious!

This year I have renewed the league through the fancy automated process but if you have not received an invite e-mail and/or you don't appear in the league table on the fantasy football website then get in touch with me via PM with your forum name and team name and I will send you the league code. Just like last year, this league will be for NTSC-ers only :)


Right then, first thing you will need to do is go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com (http://fantasy.premierleague.com/) and either log-in with your details from last year or create a new account. Once you've done that, pick your team and then you can join the league.

I strongly suggest you take some time to read the rules if you are not familiar with them as there are bits and pieces you need to know if you are looking to compete with people who've played before (deadlines, scoring, formations etc etc). Also, pick your first team wisely - it can be hell if you pick a bad team and have to sub the duds out in the first gameweek!

If anyone is having issues then please feel free to PM me and I will try and help you out!


Joined so far (forum name/team name/[Last Season's Position - Top 10 Only])

Baseley09 - Sinking The Pink
Chain - BunchOfLosers
Del Boy - DelBoySmiffy
Flabio - Nottingham Deforested
Gerry Helmet - Fake Pretenders II [6th]
hoolak - Voronin's Denim XI [10th]
HumanEnergy - Tottenham Oldspurs
jezzace - Whingers
Jusatsushi - Team Awesome [9th]
Lowkey - Sponsored By Sky [1st]
themanwithapc - Dopplegangers
MatWoods - Buns & Toasties
Mercian - Dyslexia Untied
MetalJoe - Liquid Football
Myth - Millsys Machines
nickgodfrey - Lancing Reds
Occasus - Steel City Blades [5th]
Olly C - The OC Reds
RuBiQ - Rubiqs Redbulls [7th]
thebuddahman - Back To The Toppers [8th]
The Mole - Every Holes A Goal
toythatkills - team mAtt
ShawyBoy - PottersRStayinUP
SmokeMeAKipper - Southport Supreme
Superfamifreak - Le Bob FC
TonyDA - Playing For Juande
Ucci - 2_B_R_0_2_B
Yoraths Mullet - Mighty Owls
??????? - Dynamo MooCow
??????? - Drebin's Monkeys
??????? - Yip eh, oooh hi Ben
??????? - Athletico Wildcats
??????? - Man Kick Ball In Net
??????? - Toon Army
??????? - Dyslexia Untied
??????? - Limited Edition


05-07-2008, 11:34 AM
ill play again mate, didnt do too bad last year.

Gamername - rubiq - Rubiqs Redbulls

07-07-2008, 04:22 PM
I'm in! I've picked a random team for now though, doesn't seem worth trying too hard with another month of transfers before the season begins...

'team mAtt', is I.

08-07-2008, 02:27 PM
Few people on board so far - seems the automated process from last season is doing its stuff. Trouble is, some people have joined and I'm not clever enough to remember what forum name you are. If all the people with ??????? before their team name could PM me their forum name that would be great cheers!

toythatkills - I've already picked a team of sorts (just because it is so darn addictive) but I know what you mean about all the inevitable transfers *groan*

Can a mod please sticky this like we have done in past years? Thanks.

08-07-2008, 04:39 PM
Fear not everyone, I'm back to defend my title.

My team this year is 'Sponsored by Sky' and we've been looking pretty good in pre-season training.

Lowkey (Last seasons winner :))

08-07-2008, 05:40 PM
I'm in. Le Bob F.C.

09-07-2008, 09:44 AM
I've entered and picked a random team. I may end up sticking with it and perhaps I'll do better than usual! Team name is Tottenham Oldspurs.

10-07-2008, 01:44 PM
Can I get the league code please?

My team is Manbags FC

Olly C
12-07-2008, 11:43 PM
My Team is: The OC Reds if you can shoot me a PM with the league code that'd be cool! :)


13-07-2008, 03:17 PM
I'm back as Voronin's Denim XI.

Thank you and good night :D

14-07-2008, 09:56 AM
Hello - I've entered as well, my team is Southport Supreme (though may change it at a later date!)

I'm assuming it's the same this year as it was last year - you can make as many chnages to your team as you want in the run-up to the season beginning so don't worry if you buy Ronaldo now and then he moves to Real Madid (for example) you can swap him out without penalty.

And since we're in a gaming forum I'll just throw my gamertag out as well in case anybody wants to add me...

Ace Rimmer316

16-07-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm here again!

OCCASVS - Steel City Blades

17-07-2008, 06:58 AM
I'll enter this as well. Just give me sometime to get my squad together. After my poor showing last year I need to make some big changes.

17-07-2008, 07:24 AM
I'll enter this as well. Just give me sometime to get my squad together. After my poor showing last year I need to make some big changes.

Have we got last years final table?

Edit: Just found it. Mid table, most likely due to Anelka's poor post move form and the rest of the team being injured half the time.

At least I finished above Baseley!!! Sod survival, as long as I finish above him, I'll be happy!!!

01-08-2008, 03:21 PM
I decided that seeing as I'm always crap at this, I might as well have some fun with it. I've changed my team name to Tottenham Oldspurs and I'm only allowing myself to pick ex-Spurs players for my squad :)

The only place I'm short at the moment is sub-goalie, although I'm hoping I can find somebody who was a youth player / reserve / etc with us at some point.

Edit: Ah ha, thought I recognised the name Fulop, my squad is complete!

01-08-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm in as Millsys Machines again.

01-08-2008, 09:29 PM
PM'd you - Buns & Toasties are waming up on the touch line

Forum name: MatWoods

02-08-2008, 10:45 AM
Got a few more joining the league now which is brilliant - can't wait for the new season to start!

Just to remind people - if you have ??????? by your team name I need your forum name so we can put you on the list. Please check the first post thanks!

Also, Mods please can you unsticky last season's one and sticky this new one please? Thanks.

04-08-2008, 01:04 PM
Can someone pm me the League code so I can join? Thanks.

04-08-2008, 03:20 PM
I've joined, My team name is: Whingers.

Del Boy
04-08-2008, 04:53 PM
Im DelBoySmiffy :)

05-08-2008, 12:08 PM
Just to make it that little bit more competitive and interesting I have added the final places for the top 10 teams in the league from last season to the first post. Now it's easier to see who you need to keep pace with! :)

A couple of the top finishers last season haven't joined yet for the new season but hopefully they will do soon!

05-08-2008, 01:06 PM
I've entered, not really been keeping tabs on the permierleague comings and goings this summer as my real team plays plays in the peoples league.

Mighty Owls - Yoraths Mullet

05-08-2008, 01:21 PM
I've entered, not really been keeping tabs on the permierleague comings and goings this summer as my real team plays plays in the peoples league.

Mighty Owls - Yoraths Mullet

You're on the list Kieran, enjoy. Could you sticky this thread and un-sticky the old one please? Much obliged.

05-08-2008, 01:23 PM
Your wish is my command.

10-08-2008, 02:51 PM
I'm up for a bit of this. If one of you chaps would be kind enough to PM the league code that would be great. :)

Liquid Football - MetalJoe

13-08-2008, 08:45 AM
Just updated my team for the coming weekend! There are still changes pending after looking at the team news on Friday, of course.

It felt a lot harder this year to accomodate the expensive players, for some reason

EDIT: In other news, how small is Stoke's squad? They've barely got a first team according to this! And Man Utd with an injuries don't look at all impressive, for some reason.

13-08-2008, 09:23 AM
Sinking the Pink - John Baseley


13-08-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm in - Playing For Juande

13-08-2008, 10:29 PM
Quite a lot of us have signed up now which is excellent, but for those of you would like to join the league - GET ON IT! The season is days away!!

Can I remind the following team names...

??????? - Dynamo MooCow
??????? - Drebin's Monkeys
??????? - Yip eh, oooh hi Ben
??????? - Athletico Wildcats
??????? - Man Kick Ball In Net
??????? - Toon Army

...that I need your forum names otherwise we don't know who you are! Cheers!

14-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Anyone interested in an "I Know The Score" NTSC-UK mini-league? Anyone that's registered for the Fantasy Football doesn't have to register again so it's easy enough to get started if anyone wants to play!

The Mole
16-08-2008, 01:10 PM
Hey all, im in, would somebody pm me the code? Asked the thread starter but not heard back yet.

18-08-2008, 04:54 PM
How'd everyone do, then? I watched Match of the Day in horror after forgetting about Arteta, who's been one of my first choices in previous seasons. And then another forgotten regular, Agbonlahor, goes and gets a hat-trick. So a weekend of missed opportunities - but still made up 49 points elsewhere somehow, nothing disastrous - yet.

18-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

(I'm almost last!)

18-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Hmmmm joint sixth with Baselay and Mercian.

18-08-2008, 06:11 PM
Joint 3rd with TonyDA :)

18-08-2008, 06:44 PM
11th... D'oh! Didn't have much luck with my choices to be honest. Essien was injured, Tevez didn't play because of family reasons and Carrick went off injured after about 20 minutes. :(

Thankfully Mr Agbonlahor helped me claw a few points back! :w00t:

25-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Blimey, I'm top! :) Mind you, I don't have any Utd players in my team, and they're up against Pompey tonight, so I think my lead will be short lived.

However, I have got Defoe in my team, so if he scores a hat-trick I may be in withh a chance.... ;)

25-08-2008, 03:48 PM
Petrov Assisted The First Goal Why Havent You Given Me My Points For The Assist Aaaarrrrghhhh...

26-08-2008, 09:03 AM
Ace. Up from sixth place last week and just scraping 2nd. All thanks to Deco of course, but I can't see me staying there long, it's definitely a marathon not a sprint!

26-08-2008, 09:23 AM
I see my team of ex-Spurs players are doing just as well as the current Spurs players :dry: I thought I was being clever by having Crouch up front instead of Mido, so obviously Mido has started the season by banging in the goals!

Best thing about being bottom is that the only way is up. Well... up or stagnation :)

26-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Top of the shop for me after 2 gameweeks but as Mercian said above, it means nothing when the season is so long!

31-08-2008, 06:23 PM
After a slow start things are picking up for me. Still waiting for the Robbie Keane goalrush though.

01-09-2008, 04:20 PM
just noticed that I appear to be leading this.

proud of the lads, they played well, showed good commitment but we're taking things one game at a time blah blah etc.

04-11-2008, 02:21 PM
Well, I'm having an absolute shocker this season and no mistake.

14-01-2009, 11:20 PM
I was having a shocker too, but I've been creeping up and up the league for weeks now, but this week was pretty stunning and I've jumped to third, and made up a massive 60 points on our leader, I no longer feel out of it!

The random head to head league I was placed in is going well too. Six points clear at the top!

19-02-2009, 01:21 PM
Only a few points off the top, now, I pray for a good week!

24-02-2009, 05:39 PM
I've been having a dire run lately but finally clawed my way back up to a solid 15th for the mo. Every season I've done this i've slipped lower and lower down the league!! Ha!

02-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Weeks and months it took me to claw back to within seven points, one week later and I'm waaaaay adrift again :(

02-03-2009, 10:01 PM
OK, how do I make subs? Just noticed I've had Ronaldo on the subs bench since the start of the season :s

02-03-2009, 10:04 PM
OK worked it out. Now I've got my excuse for finishing last :)

03-03-2009, 06:56 PM
This feels a bit desperate this week, like a last chance to claw back! I've rammed my team with Sunderland, Blackburn, Fulham and Tottenham players. I feel I may suffer in weeks to come, lol

19-04-2009, 06:09 PM
There currently appears to be one point separating the top two... Who is the person winning, anyway? C'mon, who are ya? :p

21-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Well, it was one point. Mystery forumite has Arshavin in their team. Rats!

24-05-2009, 05:52 PM

Looks like I've finished second, but only a few points back. I think that's the second time in three years that I've come second :(

Came second in the "head to head" league I was entered in too, only lost by two points there :(

I hit 2,000 points though, which is always a target at the start of the season, so at least that's OK.

How'd y'all do? Everyone happy with their positions? Should you have done better? Some of you certainly should've!

24-05-2009, 05:56 PM
Can someone post the final results. Can't remember my password. I'll be happy anywhere higher than the bottom 3. Which I think is doubtful :s

24-05-2009, 05:58 PM
League table hasn't updated yet, should be up in a few hours

EDIT: My rough calculations put you 34th of 38, so, you're just happy!

24-05-2009, 06:15 PM

24-05-2009, 06:22 PM
Bottom for me, huzzah! My team of old Tottenham players started off like the real Tottenham... unfortunately nobody sacked me and put Redknapp in charge so they stayed bottom!

24-05-2009, 07:13 PM
i managed a respectable 3rd I think but did win my ex-work league so gain bragging rights from defending my crown there (was runner up 2yrs ago by only a couple of points as well so footy superiority is well established there)

24-05-2009, 08:20 PM
w00t! I did win my head to head league, by a point! Turns out the guy above me made some transfers this week and it cost him eight points, a victory, so I went ahead! I get nothing for it, but still, pride!

Final ntsc-uk table, here...

1 Yip eh, oooh hi Ben Paul Coyle 36 2021
2 team mAtt Matt Ingrey 46 2012
3 Dynamo MooCow Paul Taylor 31 1933
4 Sponsored by Sky Karl Smart 53 1890
5 The OC Reds Olly Capes 54 1884
6 Going for 7th Tony Almond 65 1853
7 The Beast Of The Air James Lafferty 51 1841
8 Toon Army Nick Toon 53 1821
9 Sap's Rising Mathew Woods 59 1816
10 DelBoySmiffy Keith Smith 45 1810
11 Southport Supreme Alexander Rimmer33 1803
12 Rubiqs Redbulls lee cooper 32 1794
13 Back To The Toppers Chris Butterwort51 1785
14 Man Kick Ball In Net Carl Freeman 43 1753
15 Liquid Football James Sumner 40 1738
16 Nottm Deforested Glen Watts 39 1737
17 Every Holes a Goal Greg Lowe 34 1672
18 New Barns Massive Tim Walton 49 1642
19 Free Kix IV Mark Pellett 71 1642
20 Atletico Wildcats Jon Bellwood 29 1638
21 Team Awesome Gareth Williams 32 1635
22 Voronin's Denim XI Jon Hudson 44 1629
23 Dopplegangers Mohammed Mujtaba27 1614
24 Lancing Reds Nick Godfrey 31 1609
25 Mighty Owls kieran taylor 27 1604
26 Steel City Blades Francesco Carnim25 1602
27 Sinking the Pink John Baseley 36 1600
28 Fake Pretenders II Richard C 43 1591
29 Manbags FC Zack Nammari 51 1588
30 2_B_R_0_2_B Marios Spindler 50 1580
31 PottersRStayinUp Chris Shaw 29 1557
32 Millsys Machines Jason Mills 35 1461
33 Dyslexia Untied Tom Driver 44 1459
34 BunchOfLosers Matt Watering 16 1454
35 Limited Edition Mark Carnall 39 1450
36 Le Bob F.C. Andy Laszcz 46 1427
37 Whingers Jezz Ace 44 1378
38 Tottenham Oldspurs Edward Gladwin 18 1331

25-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Another thoroughly enjoyable season again (although I only managed a 13th this season :(). Thanks to all who made it such a competitive season again, and of course a big congratulations to Paul who sits proud at the top of the table!

I'm happy to sort out next years again once it starts up again. Bring on 09/10!

16-07-2009, 12:51 PM
We doing this again this year? The website is up with the new player lists. Couple of minor rule changes, but nothing major.

If you've played before you just log in with the same username and password as last season, then pick your team, and it rejoins you to any leagues that the owner has clicked 'renew' for.

21-07-2009, 09:54 AM
Perhaps a new thread should be started for the new season? I would be interested in playing if I could be told what the league name is? (I assume that's all you need)

21-07-2009, 10:30 AM
If the person who ran it last year restarts it, then everyone who played last year automatically rejoins, which saves a lot of hassle.

22-07-2009, 05:40 PM
Is it possible to remove people from the league? I've still got no idea who beat me last year, maybe it'd be better to start from scratch.

I'm blatantly playing this year though.

22-07-2009, 08:02 PM
I'm going for top two thirds of the league this year :)

23-07-2009, 10:50 AM
I'd be up for this again. Surely I can't do much worse than I did last year! ;)

06-08-2009, 09:25 AM
This will be sorted out soon folks, me and toythatkills are in collaboration about what we do with the new league this year!