Next Goal Wins has a slant which is different to most other fantasy football competitions: It is your team, with your players, bought at your prices, playing by your rules.
All this is designed to put the destiny of your team in your hands. Each player in your team can only be owned by you, meaning if they do well then you benefit.
Auctions can be frenetic and fun. Enjoy the excitement of trying to pick up bargains and praying that you keep hold of them after your bid has been placed. This auction system builds up a sense of attachment to your players that you don't experience with other fantasy football competitions. Via a proxy bidding system and auctions end times extending if you get outbid late, there is assistance to make sure you do not miss out if you are not around during critical bidding times. Auctions take place before the start of the season and throughout the season allowing you to tweak your squad as times go on.
To assist you in your team selection each week and to track your progress there are:
Next Goal Wins is a hobby of mine. It is written and maintained by one developer in my spare time. I have a full time job and a family. Looking after this site fits in around those. It started as a way of tracking the fantasy competition myself and my mates wanted to play. I opened it up to everyone because I could. As a result, support is limited and mistakes will happen. Be ready for that. That said, assistance requests, issue reports and suggestions will be dealt with as soon as possible.
To get going click the 'Register' button on the left or enter your details and click the 'Login' button if you are already registered. If you registered during a previous season, your login will still work. If you have forgotten your password click the 'Forgotten password?' link below the 'Login' button.
The premier league season is part-way through, but you can still create a league, create teams and start your season from this point. It will be a good way to try it out ready for next season.