Fantasy football is a game in which managers (people like you and me) choose a team of real life players of your choice and score points based on the performances of each of the individual players in your team. Points are awarded individually to each player, and they can be positive or negative, based on the event in question.
The game was first played in 1991 and the original concept is by Fantasy League Ltd. It started to become popular when it was run by The Daily Telegraph as the first ever fantasy football game in the United Kingdom. Starting as a fun activity, this concept has come into fruition and is now a bustling source of business as well as entertainment, largely due to the Internet.
Normally, managers are allowed to be selected a squad (players as well as substitutes) from a particular division in a country (Barclays Premier League, Serie A, etc) whilst being tied to the constraint of a budget. This is a very significant part of the game. You will not have the option to select all the best players in your league, and will therefore test your skill in picking out the best performers, upcoming players, and surprises. Think you have what it takes to be the best manager around? Put it to the test by signing up for a fantasy football league and find out!
Adithya Ananth – fantasyfootballguru.co.uk