This season’s Fantasy Non-League again only costs £5 to enter. And for that you could scoop the first prize of £2,000.
The entry deadline is Friday August 31 but if you are brave enough to enter the competition before it starts on Saturday August 4 you will receive an early entry bonus.
This season I am increasing the early entry bonus to 750pts but please note that the early entry bonus will not count towards the first Manager of the Month award.
If you are entering the competition to finish bottom and don’t want the 750pts please indicate that on the entry form or enter the competition after the season starts on Saturday 4th August 2018.
The first Manager of the Month will be a joint one for August and September. In total, there will be eight Manager of the Month awards up to April 2019.
At the end of the season there will be cash prizes:
Manager of the Month prizes are £150 for first, £50 for second and £50 for bottom.
Why not enter two teams – one to win and one to lose!
This season we have a new league at Step Three of the pyramid, the Evo-Stik Southern League Central. So I have increased the number of leagues in the contest to eight.
There will be three changes this season:
The Rules for FNL 2018/19:
You will need to choose 3 teams from each of the eight leagues. (One from each of the 3-sub sections in each league which will give you a total of 24 teams).
Then you will need to nominate 3 BONUS TEAMS and they can come from any of the 8 leagues.
Finally, you must pick your 3 FNL JOKER TEAMS from your 27 teams. Those three teams will receive double points throughout the season. That will include all bonuses awarded during the season. It will also include the End of Season bonuses. If you wish you can pick 5 substitute teams, but these 5 teams must be on your FNL 2018/19 Entry Form.
Points allocation, in all eight leagues. (Not the same as last season).
League & Cup games:
Home win = 10pts + goals Away win = 20pts + goals
Home Draw = 2pt + goals Away Draw =4pts + goals
Home & Away defeats = -5pts Every goal scored = 1pt (This is only if your team wins or draws).
Goal Bonus Points = 5pts (This is awarded if your teams score 4 or more goals, but only if they win or draw).
Clean Sheet Bonus = 5pts (This is awarded for both wins and 0-0 draws).
Concede 4 goals = -5pts (Does not apply to drawn games).
(Two legged ties count as two separate games).
In Cup replays that go to penalties, the penalties are only used to decide the winner. No points are awarded for the penalties scored.
Bonus points for reaching various rounds in each Cup competition:
For reaching the FA Cup 1st round proper and each round beyond = 25pts.
For reaching the quarter-finals and each round beyond in all the other cups listed below = 25pts.
League Leaders & Bottom Club bonus:
At the end of each month up to and including April 2019 the team leading each of the eight leagues will be awarded 25pts. The team at the bottom of each of the leagues will be awarded -25pts. The Mixture bonus points will be allocated based on the best and worst team over the seven leagues that are included in The Mixture. (These bonus points will not count towards the Manager of the Month).
Manager of the Month Bonus Points:
Each month the best and worst team in each of the eight leagues will be awarded 25pts & -25pts respectively.
Play-Off games will be awarded points as if they were league games. The Play-Off Final winners will be awarded 50pts for gaining promotion.
End of Season Bonus Points:
All League champions will receive 250pts. The bottom team in each league will be awarded -250 points.
Cup Winners will receive 150pts for the FA Trophy and 100pts for the other Cups.
Substituted teams will be awarded half the End of Season bonus points.
The following Leagues and Cups are involved:
National Premier – FA Cup and FA Trophy.
National North – FA Cup and FA Trophy.
National South – FA Cup and FA Trophy.
Evo-Stik Northern Premier – FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup.
Bostick Premier – FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup.
Evo-Stik Central Premier -FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup.
Evo-Stik League South Premier – FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup.
The Mixture – FA Cup, FA Trophy, Evo-Stik North, Bostick and South League Cups.
Use of Substitutions:
You can select five substitutes and out of those five substitutes you can use up to three. There is one substitution window, during December 2018 with your selected changes taking effect from January 1, 2019. Details on how to use your subs will be released during November 2018. You can change your FNL Joker teams on January 1, 2019 i but this will count as one of your Substitutions.