Here is a quick rundown of the rules of uniquefc.com - For the most part it is quite similar to the official game at fantasy.premierleague.com so fantasy football veterans will pick it up straight away:
League and team structure:
A minimum of 3 defenders must play each week
Auto-substitutions will occur in order of priority on the bench for players that play zero minutes.
Transfers are unlimited and take effect the upcoming gameweek provided the gameweek deadline is kept. The gameweek deadline is one hour prior to kickoff of the first game of the week.
Full breakdown of how player trading works will follow soon.
Still going ahead for the next season? Do not get a verification email for when I try and sign up :(
Hi, can you tell me where you get your stats from? I am keen to try draft style FF but wanted to try it with a more complicated scoring system (points for passes and shots etc) so may try a spreadsheet system this year.
Any help on where I can get the required stats (even if it costs) would be appreciated. Thanks!
PM not working on iPad which is all I have available here in Brazil:
Basically, I unfortunately can't reveal our stats provider - they made this specific point very clear during our negotiations and in their terms of service. I'm really really sorry about that.
But all that said, it is quite easy to find stats providers. Just a simple case of googling premiership stats providers and contacting each one individually. The main things you will be looking out for are:
1- cost - how much are you willing to pay? The more complex the stats get the more you will pay and the more limited the number of providers that will be suitable for you.
2- which stats do you need- they all have a different set of data that they send out and you will need to examine each one to find the one that works best (gives you what you need and not what you don't so you don't end up paying for something you won't use.
3- speed of provision - real time stats like we get at uniquefc will cost substantially more as opposed to, for example, stats that are delivered after all the games have ended.
Good luck and hope you find something. Let me know if you need any more help that I can provide.
Having played fantasy football draft style using spreadsheets in the past, take if from me, the drafting process is simultaneously the most fun part of the game, as well as the most important. Your league season will be defined by decisions you make at this stage.
We'll break down the drafting procedure here and have a follow up article highlighting the key areas to think about when determining your drafting strategy.
▪There are no limits to how many players you can have from a single team
▪There are no prices/budgets. Salary cap leagues require this as a means to ensure that not all squads are the same collection of 15 superstars (even though, with the salary cap, they often end up being similiar collections of superstars/value players). The underlying principle of draft style fantasy football removes the requirement to have a salary cap.
There has been quite a lot of speculation: Brendan Rodgers (I love this man, but am very cautious of him at the same time) has stated that a significant signing is coming up and sources have linked Clint Dempsey to Liverpool. I have heard good and bad things about this potential acquisition, so I want to quickly summarize them below
First of all, he's American! I'm American! Liverpool F.C. are owned by Americans! AMERICA! F-- YEAH! Anyways, adding one of America's most loved players to the squad will only boost support to the team from the U.S.
He was also voted as Fullham's best player. He scored 20 goals last year, more than any of Liverpool's strikers. Liverpool was known for its offensive production last season, and by that I mean the lack of. Adding Dempsey, a winger/attacking midfielder/forward can only increase Liverpool's prevalence on the score sheet.
However, many have brought concerns about his age. At 29, he is on the wrong side of his career. He is either at his peak or just past it; it will be rare to see an improvement in his skill. However, this does not mean he won't be good.