A quick heads up that 8pm tonight (Thursday) is your last chance to submit your team for the redspottedhanky ‘Fantasy Football Cup’ if you want to be in with a chance of earning maximum points.
As a reminder, the game requires you to create your own fantasy football team, earn points based on their performance at the World Cup and the highest ranking players win an iPad or Kindle.
Every point you earn in the competition will be converted to 3p of redspottedhanky train travel vouchers, up to a maximum of £15. A decent amount of vouchers should be relatively easy to hit because you can have 37 ‘transfers’ during the tournament which allows you to remove players whose teams get knocked out.
This is how it works.
Step 1: Visit the home page for this game and click on ‘Register Now’
Step 2: Register your details – if you have a RSH account already, make sure you use the same email address
Step 3: Create a name for your team
Step 4 (optional): For fun, you can join a mini-league to compare your score against others. I have created a ‘Head for Points’ mini-league. If you want to join it, click ‘Join a Mini League’ and enter ‘Head for Points’ as league name and ‘headforpoints’ as password. Your real name will not be visible to other league members, only your team name.
Step 5: Go to ‘My Team Page’ to create your team. You need to allocate your notional budget of 100 points across 11 players. For each of the 11 spots, click on ‘Select Player’ and select someone from the list. (If you know nothing about football or feel lazy, you can also let the computer pick a random team for you.)
Step 6: Click on ‘Captain:’ to pick your team captain – this person earns double points! Don’t forget to hit ‘Save’ at the end.
Step 7: You’re done!
You can only make team changes – mainly to remove knocked-out players – during six specific transfer windows. 37 transfers are allowed in total over the entire tournament.
It literally takes under 3 minutes to create a team if you let the software pick a random team for you. Even if you can’t be bothered to do transfers as the tournament goes on, it is easy money to set up a team now and leave it.