Soccer

Time to pick your squad

  • Will Marouane Fellaini be in your team this season (Photograph by Boris Grdanoski/AP)

The glorified friendly that is the Community Shield is done and that can mean only one thing: the return of The Royal Gazette Fantasy Football league.

So stop salivating at the fixture list, go to www.premierleague.com, pick your squad and enter The Royal Gazette League (code 1129264-541165).

Once again, there is a $3,000 prize pot up for grabs. The champion receives a prize worth $1,000, second collects $500, third $300 and fourth $200. In addition to this, the best manager each month wins a prize of $100. Each Premier League weekend will be previewed in these pages via a set of questionable predictions by yours truly and all we ask is that, if you are a monthly winner, you get in touch before the following month is complete to avoid a backlog.

Updates on the winners will be provided in the paper, at www.royalgazette.com and on Twitter @jeburton9.

So what are you waiting for, the snorefest of preseason is done. Sign up, pick your squad and join me in Friday’s paper for the first previews of the new season.