Football fan? Lib Dem? Then why not join LDV’s Fantasy Football League?

by Stephen Tall on August 2, 2014

ST_evertonMy co-editor Caron Lindsay isn’t, it turns out, a big fan of football. But I am — that’s me there, aged about 8 — and there are a few other Lib Dems who are too.

The new season properly kicks off in a fortnight’s time, 16th August. So if you fancy pitting your skills selecting the most successful team of players from the English Premier League against the skills of fellow party supporters here’s what you need to do:

1. Click here: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/
2. Register your details
3. Select your team – use your budget of £100m to pick a squad of 15 players – and design your kit
4. Join the Lib Dem Voice Fantasy Football League by typing this code 604857-152744 into the relevant box.

There may even be some kind of prize — if, that is, you’re able to overlook a first-past-the-post winner on this occasion. Incidentally, by the time the season finishes, 24 May 2015, so will this five-year fixed-term Parliament.

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.