Game is open!

Sky sports fantasy football is back and with some major changes. You can view the new site via this link. This will be a short article to highlight the main changes for those that haven’t seen already. 

UPDATE: Sky keep changing their mind on the rules, so most of the below is now obsolete.

I’ll update the below once everything is clarified. If you’re new to the site, join in with the discussion on our growing facebook group and follow on twitter 

New captaincy rules

This is the biggest change to the game. Sky have now implemented unlimited captaincy swaps. Personally, I’m not keen on this rule change, as I think it takes away some of the strategy side of the game, which I really enjoyed. Even so, having unlimited captaincy changes will still benefit those who follow the fixtures and plan well.

Changes to the bonus and point allocation

Various different point allocation and bonus point changes. Goalkeepers and scoring defenders seem to be buffed. See this link for more details.

There is a also a very useful article over on FFS on the new bonus thresholds, so I won’t go into detail here. Basically they have made it slightly harder to score points with passing and tackling but added bonus for shots on target (although again these seem difficult to earn).

Change in budget

We now have a budget of 100m (instead of 75m). That means prices have also changed with some defenders over 10m for example.

Prize changes 

Smaller prizes for the league of leagues with just 1k awarded to the highest free and paid leagues (I’ll being setting these up soon). At first glance, I can’t find an overall cash league set up by Sky either, which is shame but I may have missed it or they might still introduce one.

Layout of the site

This is currently awful, clunky and buggy but apparently they are looking to change it.

 

Upcoming posts 

I’m fairly busy at the moment but will try and get some posts out over the next month. Let me know what you think of the changes in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Game is open!

  1. Ian Parrin July 7, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Glad to be back Guru🙂

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  2. Ian Parrin July 7, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Having a player from each Matchday is going to be key for captain success.

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    • theskyguru July 8, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Hi Ian, good to have you back!

      It sounds like the captaincy rule could still change, so will have to wait and see what Sky decides on. Most of the above is now wrong I fear, will hopefully know more in a few days

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  3. SAM W July 8, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Hi Will. Glad the site is carrying on into the new season. Like you I’m not keen on the new rules captaincy rules should they stay the same however the new bonus rules look ok to me at first glance and especially like the increase in attacking points for midfielders and defenders.

    What were the proposed rules sky put on twitter? I didn’t see the tweet that they’ve since deleted but there seem to be quite a lot of complaints/

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    • theskyguru July 9, 2016 / 1:28 am

      Glad you’re back Sam. They hinted at 1 captaincy per week on twitter (aka FPL style). Id b gutted if they did, may not even play the game to be honest. Will have to wait and see what they say over the next few days.

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