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    Les Bunker
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        • BIC Old Hand
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        Member since: 21st July 2012

        Are there any ex-pat footy fans out there?

        I have set up a "Brits in Crete Fantasy Football League" via the Official Barclays Premier League website just for us.

        The game is completely free to enter and anyone interested can log onto the site fantasy.premierleague.com for simple and secure registration.

        Make your team selection (unlimited changes allowed until 18th August) and enter our private classic league using the onsite menu. The entry code you will need is 19521-67700

        It is hoped that enough expat football enthusiasts might like to get involved and that sufficient interest can make this an enjoyable event not only this season coming but for many years ahead.

        Please join in and help make this possible.

        The Premier League site is fully authentic and has been running for more years than I can remember and offers the best game of this type anywhere in the world with entries totaling nearly three million per season from every corner of the globe.

        Best of luck to everyone and look forward to meeting you online.

        The private league has a forum where anyone entered can post messages and get to know other players.

        Alternatively I have set up a facebook page "Brits in Crete Fantasy Football League" which anyone may visit.

        Your participation can help make this social venture a huge success and a really enjoyable experience. Do give it a go!

        Very best regards to all forum members. Thank you for reading my post.

        Les Bunker.

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        #41074
        DONNY
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            • BIC Junior Member
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            Member since: 24th April 2011

            Love fantasy football something to enjoy over the coming months hope its a success

            #41374
            crete4ever
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                • BIC Full Member
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                Member since: 20th September 2010

                Depends if Admin allows it.

                #41602
                MartinP
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                    • Practcally Cretan
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                    Member since: 27th July 2007

                    I would hope that "Les Bunker" (first time poster here) has OKd it with Gerald and made a suitable donation. Otherwise it may also be his last post because Gerald, understandably, doesn’t pay for this forum in order to support other people’s ventures.

                    #41770
                    latsida
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                        Member since: 17th October 2006

                        this has to be a wind up

                        #41897
                        DONNY
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                            Member since: 24th April 2011

                            Whats the problem with being a first time poster don’t understand where your point of view is coming from will watch the outcome of this with great interest

                            #41995
                            Les Bunker
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                                • BIC Old Hand
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                                Member since: 21st July 2012

                                Hi guys!

                                It has always been my intention to set up a fantasy league this year for ex-pat footy fans living in Crete – including myself, located in Tavronitis – even if only for the benefit of friends & neighbours from my own locality.

                                So this I have done, quite independent of the BRITSINCRETE FORUM and without any association or connection to this forum site. I use the term "Brits in Crete" as a descriptive adjective of a generic group of people for whom the league is primarily founded.

                                However, in searching for ways to make more ex-pats than I already know aware of the league’s existence in order that the game may expand and improve from additional entries – anything from posting ads in mini-market windows, posting on friends face book pages and signing up to other Cretan based social networks – I have coincidentally stumbled upon a site (this one) which uses the same collective adjective to describe its primary audience. Hardly a surprise really. I haven’t stolen the name from this forum, moreover, by the very nature of the term, it can hardly infringe any copyright surely!

                                I wanted to join this forum (along with my wife) to create the opportunity for increased social interaction with other ex-pats living in Crete just like us. I also saw the introduction of a fantasy football experience, available to anyone wishing to partake in it, as a social opportunity for all concerned and in a way was offering this to your forum’s members in return for my registration.

                                I included this intention on my registration application, which was accepted, so assumed that the admin team accepted the proposal as a worthwhile addition to the forum’s existing calendar of socially interactive events and viewed it as something that could benefit any existing members who would wish to participate.

                                There is no profit to be made from this venture. It is a free to enter fun activity for those amongst us who enjoy such games.

                                I do hope that this explanation will now enable everyone to view my post in a different light.

                                Very best regards to all.

                                Sincerely,

                                Les Bunker.

                                Note: For the sake of grammatical accuracy I realise that I
                                should have said "Brits in Crete" is a COLLECTIVE NOUN which refers to a generic group (paragraph 2) or a primary audience (paragraph 3)

                                #42154
                                Les Bunker
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                                    • BIC Old Hand
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                                    Member since: 21st July 2012

                                    Hi Ricky & Cath, thanks for your support. You clearly have fully understood my previous post which I truly appreciate. Hope everyone else will get it now too.

                                    Clearly I don’t wish to offend anybody, or become embroiled in some sort of "war" with any section of the forum’s membership, so hopefully we can now all agree that there was simply an initial misunderstanding of my first post, probably due entirely to a failure on my part to communicate the subject matter with fuller detail.

                                    Kind regards,

                                    Les.

                                    #42222
                                    latsida
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                                        • Practcally Cretan
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                                        Thanks for explaining Les,
                                        I hope it is a success ;)

                                        #42280
                                        Les Bunker
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                                            • BIC Old Hand
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                                            Member since: 21st July 2012

                                            The Expats in Crete Fantasy Football League is now being advertised by Cretan International Community (C.I.C) Chania & Rethymnon plus I also have a promise from The International Society of Kissamos Area (ISKA) Kastelli Kissamos that they are willing to do the same.

                                            I have also asked a similar favour of INCO, Agios Nikolaos, The Cultural Organisation of the Foreign Residents of Aghios Nikolaos – International Committee and, although awaiting a response from them, have meanwhile posted information about the league directly onto their facebook page.

                                            I remain hopeful that these initiatives are in sufficient time to help swell entries prior to the season’s kick off on Saturday 18th August 2012 and that they will be truly representative of the whole Island.

                                            Les.

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