14th June 2013 at 8:23 am #43206
You may remember that I formed a fantasy football league last season for Expats living in Crete and I just wanted to let everyone know what a great success it was.
Originally intended for British Expats, it soon attracted interest & entries from other Expat Nationals too. We have therefore changed the league’s name from "Brits in Crete" to "NEW CRETAN PATRIOTS" in light of it’s wider appeal. First season entries hit double figures which was most pleasing.
Two social events arranged during the season allowed everyone to meet up in person if they wanted to. Many did, with the result that some new, regular personal friendships now exist between people who may never otherwise have met due to living so far apart. Friendships between players living in Tavronitis/Chania and Roumeli/Rethymno for example.
Advertising the league across such a large island is not easy of course, so any help you can give in this respect would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully our entries will increase in number year on year with such help. Thanks!
Have copy/pasted an early advert preview below for the season which begins 17th August 2013. Perhaps some of you guys might be interested in joining us for next season now that we are better established!
2013/14 Advertisement Preview.
OFFICIALLY REGISTERED WITH THE BARCLAYS ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
NEW CRETAN PATRIOTS
IS AN ONLINE FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR EXPATS LIVING IN CRETE
How many times have you said that you could manage a football team better than some of the clowns who do?
Well, this fun, friendly, FREE TO ENTER contest allows you to show us just how true that is!
Founded especially for Expat followers of the English Premier League, it doesn’t matter what nationality you are, if you’re an Expat living in Crete … THIS IS FOR YOU!
Being part of this League offers players a brilliant social opportunity too!
You will discover Expats from various parts of the island playing in this League, interesting people you may never have found out about any other way.
The League has a forum page where you can say “hi” to them if you wish and take part in any chat.
Also, in 2012/13, we arranged two evening meal/social events for all of our players who were able to attend. These proved to be very successful, enjoyable occasions and will most certainly be part of our events calendar 2013/14 too.
As soon as entry details for the new season become available in late July they will be posted on this site and other Expat social platforms, plus on the flyers we plan to distribute as widely as is possible.
Very excited over the many new entries promised for next season and the chance to make even more new friends.
Hope YOU will decide to be part of it, meanwhile, enjoy a great summer!15th July 2013 at 6:10 pm #43530
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I joined Les and a few others last season for the first year of Fantasy League, great fun!
So for all you guys & girls (a very talented lady won the league last season) come and join us and have some fun, Believe me its not as easy as you think.
Have a good summer and join us in the August.
All the best
COYI15th July 2013 at 9:33 pm #43755
To anyone who is interested ….
WOW! WE’RE UP & RUNNING! New Cretan Patriots Fantasy Football League 2013/14
Well I’m still recovering from the shock, but the fantasy site opened TODAY for entry into the 2013/14 game!
Never known it to open this early before, EVER, but great! Just go to fantasy.premierleague.com to either login or register.
For anyone who has never used the fantasy site before follow the quick, simple, not too intrusive (name, address, dob, email) registration process, then select your team name & player squad. You can use squad auto select for speed if you wish, going back to make the picks you really want later.
Remember you are free to make unlimited changes to your original squad selection, without any penalty, until the first Gameweek deadline on 17th August, so no worries on that score.
Anyone who has used the site before will be recognised if the user name and password previously registered are entered when logging in and will only need to confirm existing registration details. Simple
After that any NC-Pats players from last season should find that entry into our league will be automatic, but if that fails – and for anyone else entering our league for the first time – navigate through the links …. leagues/join a league/choose a league type = private league/enter league code = 26313-8301 then hit "join private league" and in a flash you’re an NC-Pats player … all done!
Spread the word! Thank you!
Les.3rd August 2013 at 8:57 am #43927
14 days and counting to the new premier league football season and entry into the fantasy league for Expats living in Crete (private classic league entry code 26313-8301) via the Premier League website at http://fantasy.premierleague.com/14th August 2013 at 10:31 am #44072
Three days remaining to the big kick-off and our total entries have now reached 22 (with three remaining “promises” outstanding) so looks like we have one excellent competition to look forward to. Thanks guys!
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