Fantasy iTeam Blog

Perfect your Scheduled Transfers

August 10, 2016 3:44 pm Newsfeed

In fantasy football, as in the real-life version of the sport, transfers are the manager’s ‘ace up the sleeve’. Got a poorly-performing player in your squad? Get him shipped out, introduce some fresh blood, and watch your iTeam fly! Fantasy iTeam gives managers two transfers a week, with an extra transfer being added every five Gameweeks. To make the most out of the points on offer, you should be using all your transfers and, if possible, you should be replacing players in between games. Ibrahimovic featuring on Sunday and Costa playing on Monday? As long as you get them swapped...

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Best fantasy football team names

August 5, 2016 2:41 pm

Football – it’s a funny old game. While you’re never guaranteed success week-in week-out with your fantasy team, one thing you can always rely on is raising a chuckle or two with a well thought-out team name. From classic puns to more out-there choices, your Fantasy iTeam name is your true chance to let your creativity shine. If you’re at a loss as to what to call your team this season, why not seek out some inspiration by checking these out?

The biggest signing so far – overview of the top Premier League signings

August 1, 2016 4:31 pm

The Premier League transfer window has been open for a while now, and although most of the big players in the league will surely still have some big signings left in them, some of the most important buys have already been completed as managers look to bed players in during pre-season. With Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all having disappointing seasons and looking to push on, Leicester setting out to retain their incredible title, and Tottenham Hotspur seeking to finally establish themselves as major players, it’s a hugely exciting window, with almost every team desperate for success....

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Last Season in Numbers

July 29, 2016 4:20 pm

To be a successful fantasy football manager, you must always have one eye on the key statistics. Take stock of the important figures from last year… The 2015/2016 Premier League season was truly remarkable. Not only did Leicester City march to an astonishing first league title, laughing in the face of 5000/1 odds, but we also saw the re-emergence of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United as major players in the division. The big winners While the 81 points Leicester City won the title with was relatively low, it was 10 points clear of any of their rivals, with Arsenal...

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Welcome to the Ladbrokes Free Bets League!

July 12, 2016 5:52 pm

The only Mini League within Fantasy iTeam that offers weekly, monthly and season long free bet prizes courtesy of Ladbrokes. There are loads of free bets up for grabs, and you’ll have to be at your very best to beat Kammy’s XI and the rest of the league to win a prize. To play and be eligible for a prize you must be over 18. Good Luck! Prizes Manager of the Season x1: £1000 free bet Manager of the Month x10: £400 free bet Manager of the Week x38: £200 free bet Prize Eligibility: To be eligible for the Manager of...

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Refresh your iTeam with UNLIMITED free changes!

June 23, 2016 10:19 am

After plenty of tight games, and scores of late drama, the Euro 2016 group stages have come to a close, with all four ‘Home Nations’ progressing to the last 16 – where the fun really begins! To mark the beginning of the knockout rounds, we’re giving you the chance to make unlimited free changes to your Fantasy iTeam. From now until 2pm on Saturday 25th June – when Switzerland v Poland kicks off – you’ll be able to tweak your side however you like. Once the aforementioned game has got underway in Saint-Etienne, you’ll receive a further three free transfers...

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Northern Ireland look to continue unbeaten run and cause a surprise

June 9, 2016 12:01 pm Northern Ireland's Will Grigg celebrates after scoring the team's third goal against Belarus during an international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and Belarus at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / PAUL FAITH        (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

When Northern Ireland started their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Hungary on 7th September 2014, they’d won one international game of any kind in three years. No one expected anything from Michael O’Neill’s side, even in a seemingly gentle group lacking a true European giant. What transpired in Group F was nothing short of miraculous. Fuelled by the goals of the enigmatic Kyle Lafferty, Northern Ireland won four of their first five games; their only slip-up coming in Romania. When the Green and White Army secured a goalless draw at home in the return fixture, they could almost smell qualification...

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Gareth Bale the big hope for Wales

June 9, 2016 11:37 am Wales-celebrate-qualification-for-2016

Wales are in a major tournament for the first time since 1958, and they’ve been rewarded for their stunning efforts in qualifying with a fixture against old rivals England. The Dragons, currently ranked 26th in the world after peaking at number eight in October last year, will face Wayne Rooney and co in Lens on 16th June and, if they can pick up a point or more against their next-door neighbour, few would bet against Wales advancing into the knockout rounds. Boss Chris Coleman has spoken of Wales’ incredible team spirit in the past, and, with 17 of the 23-man...

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England quietly hopeful of ending 50 years of hurt?

June 9, 2016 10:57 am Barkley-Kane-Rooney-Alli-Vardy-England-main

The disappointing and underachieving Golden Generation has finally gone and, despite failure in Brazil, optimism is growing among England fans that their side can end 50 years of hurt and finally claim a major trophy. Yes, we know: we’ve been here before, but the 3-2 friendly comeback win against Germany in March, coupled with a perfect record in qualifying, is evidence of progress under Roy Hodgson, now England’s longest-serving manager since Sven Goran Eriksson. Subsequent defeat to the Netherlands tempered expectations a little, but with most of Europe’s big boys struggling for form, there’s no reason why England can’t match...

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Republic of Ireland find themselves in a tough group again

June 7, 2016 7:19 pm inpho_00915668

The Republic of Ireland have qualified for their second consecutive European Championships, but the legions of Irish fans travelling to France will be hoping for better memories than those experienced in Poland and Ukraine four years ago. In 2012, Giovanni Trappatoni’s side suffered an ignominious group stage exit, conceding nine goals in three defeats to Croatia, Spain and Italy. The experienced Italian – criticised in Ireland towards the end of his tenure for his outdated tactics – made way for Martin O’Neill in 2013, and the former Aston Villa and Celtic manager is now charged with negotiating another difficult-looking group,...

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