PlayTheGame: Free Premier League Fantasy Football 2009/2010 Game from The Times (London)

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Tired of playing the same old fantasy football games? Try something a little more challenging and sign up for PlayTheGame from The Times, the Premier League fantasy football competition for players who know their onion bags.

The Times Fantasy Football product, PlayTheGame has re-launched for its third season. Based around the 2009/10 English Premier League season, the game is free to play and open to players from around the world.

The award winning fantasy football game carries the tag line 'The closest you'll get to being a Premier League manager' to represent the far more realistic nature of the game compared to other fantasy football products available in the UK.

The game, played in small leagues of 5 to 20 players, allows entrants to compete against their friends or friends they're yet to meet. The game requires entrants to manage a unique squad throughout the season, choosing players to score points each weekend, utilising different formations, negotiating transfers, all in a bid to reach the top of their mini-league.

The game uses a unique scoring system that awards value to all playing positions and players from all Premier League clubs rather than a focus on the top footballers from the big teams. As players like Frank Lampard can only appear in one team within a league, the benefit of a good performance from a star player rewards one entrant within a league rather than thousands of entrants in other games, creating a far more competitive game playing environment.

PlayTheGame from The Times is a true test of managerial skill and football knowledge. Visit PlayTheGame to find out more and take a look at the guides on how to play and football research tools.

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