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Vital Fantasy Football Newsletter #1

Vital Fantasy Football Newsletter #1

Vital Fantasy Football Newsletter #1

The first weekend of the EPL has finally come and gone, and what a start it was!

Penalties, injuries, goals, saves and a couple of ordinary mistakes all formed part of the 1st weekend action.

A spirited Villa went down against Liverpool. Laursen opened the scoring with a strike that thudded into his own net. Liverpool controlled most of the game, but a hand ball call allowed Gareth Barry to slot home a penalty and draw the game level. With 5 minutes to go Liverpool were awarded a penalty and Steven Gerrard scored a free kick worthy of goal of the season.

The biggest upset of the game was Manchester United's goalless draw with Reading, and even if it was not the score line that left most fantasy managers pulling their hair out it was the injury sustained by United striker Wayne Rooney that has caused most players to eagerly await the 4th of September so they can make that all important change to their team.

There were a couple of strong performances to mark the weekend as well. Fantasy managers wily enough to select Andy Todd from Derby would have notched up 8 points for a defender after his goal against Portsmouth. Hleb, Kapo, Malouda, Osman and Gerrard top scored for the midfielders getting 8 points apiece, and the striker to be crowned top point scorer for the first round of the EPL was Obafemi Martins of Newcastle who hit the net twice against Bolton.

Tonight there are another six games that will affect the Vital Fantasy Football scoreboards, so be sure to check up on your scores!

With the league now underway it is time to take a serious look at some of the fantastic prizes that you could be winning with Vital Fantasy Football sponsored by William Hill. The £5,000 prize fund will start being distributed at the end of this month with the first Manager of the month prize to be awarded.

Also be sure to check out William Hill's fantastic limited-time offer for Vital Football users that will be running through until midnight tonight. They are offering a £50 Free Bet for new online users. This offer is valid today only so be sure to sign up! Join via the Fantasy Football console www.vitalfantasyfootball.co.uk (it says £10 free but it will take you through to a £50 offer) OR - Click Here

You can also still join up, just go to: www.vitalfantasyfootball.co.uk and pick your team. Remember, not only is there a manager of the season prize, there is also a manager of the month prize of £250. We are fast approaching 3500 sign ups, why not join in and be one of them!

All the best of luck to all the players!

Good Luck!

Vital Fantasy Football HQ

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday August 15 2007
Time: 3:32PM

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