If you have never played a game of fantasy sport before then here is your chance. It is brilliant fun. Essentially you get to select and manage your very own 11 players from the talent pool that is Alton Hockey Club.
It only costs £5 (for the season) and if you are the top manager in any week then you can win the £5 weekly prize. You may even win the Top Banana Fantasy Trophy at the Dinner!
FOR NOVICE MANAGERS... (just read this paragraph)
Just follow the link, register, remember your password and then pick 11 players. You can pick all men or all ladies if you wish. If you are really struggling, pay your £5, then drop Martin a note and he can help. 😊 The rest of the rules you can learn through the season.
Each player has a value and you have a budget of £55m to buy your initial 11 players. There are some preset rules in addition to our “local” rules. You must select 1 x goal keeper, you may then select up to 5 x defenders, up to 5 x midfielders and up to 4 x forwards (you must select a minimum of 1 in each position). The system will not let you pick an ineligible team.
All your players score points when playing in a Saturday league adult fixture (Men’s 1-6 and Ladies’ 1-3); see the points breakdown below:
(The CS points for GK and DEF are higher than last year!)
Please note all players and subs who take part in the game will receive the “3” appearance points (unlike the stated rule on the web site)
In addition we have some local rules for points:
- A player who is part of a winning team extra 3 points
- A player who is part of a drawing team extra 1 point
- Every GK who plays full game will get an extra 1 point
- A penalty-flick save (or striker miss) will earn the GK an extra 8 points
- A penalty-flick miss by an Alton striker (or save by the GK) is penalised with -5 points
- Clear OG scored by an outfielder -5
- A player that umpires a Saturday league adult game 3 points
An assist is defined as the last person from Alton to touch the ball (with their stick) before the goal scorer strikes/deflects the ball. Except in a penalty flick / penalty corner scenario (or set of penalty corners) then the assist goes to the person who was instrumental in drawing the foul / winning the penalty corner. If an Alton player forces an OG then that will also count as an assist not a goal. (Captain’s decision is final)
You can select a captain who will earn double points each week. You may change your captain each week if you wish. Each week you can make 1 free transfer. You can also make other transfers for a penalty of -2 points for each one.
Game week starts each Saturday midday so you have till then to make your transfers for the weekend. If a game starts before midday then the transfer window will close earlier that morning! You are permitted to select one transfer wildcard per season, which will allow you to make free, unlimited transfers for one week only. (Don’t use this up too early!). Once in the season, and for one week only, you can play your joker and boost your captain to receive triple points.
Players values will increase and decrease through the season depending on performance. This gives you a chance to increase your transfer budget (probably only for advanced fantasy managers – novices, please don’t worry about this nuance as it makes little difference to the outcome; some sad fantasy managers like to try to grow their budget rather than win points! 😊)
I hope that there are no issues but if there is then the league administrator’s decision is final (a bit like the umpire 😊) I will be relying on the captains / nominated player from each game to report points and I will take that as the correct version of events. The league starts on the 5th October - all transfers are free until that time so please get your teams in early - you can select your team from now.
The last and most important rule is that this has been set up as a bit of fun for everyone along with a chance to get to know, and take an interest in, other sides within the club. So please sign up, enter a team, support Alton HC and have some fun.
Any questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org - I’m very happy to help out your grannies if they are struggling to know when to play their joker or who to select as their captain. A short note to players – if I have selected you in an incorrect position then please accept my apologies; I have tried to sense-check the data with the fonts of knowledge across the club. If you are really aggrieved, then please let me know and I may be able to make changes – if you let me know quickly!