SO seven days in, how’s the World Cup going for you and your Fantasy World Cup team?
Are you still full of hope and optimism or are you now becoming to realise just how frustrating it is to be a football manager? Forget the fortunes of England and the metatarsal of a certain Scouser, what really matters is where you are in the Travel Industry Fantasy World Cup.
The overall league leader so far is Graeme Sandilands from MyTravel who has 42 points.
Leading the charge for Travel Weekly is Paul Nelson on 26 points, while Kevin May of our sister title Travolution is just 10 off the pace with 32 points.
Travel Weekly’s editor Richard Siddle has remained absent from the leaderboard, generously leaving the ‘beat the editor’ prize wide open.
Regardless of how you are faring in the league, now is the time to be thinking about your teams for the final round of group matches over the next week.
Remember you can only make up eight transfers in the group stage so if you are right down the bottom of the league, perhaps it is time for wholesale changes and you can swap almost your entire squad.
Remember this is a marathon not a sprint and you need to have all your guns blazing come the exciting knock-out stages.
If you still have not got round to entering, then there is still time to enter and catch up on all those who have had a week’s start on you.
Remember your team must have:
- One goalkeeper
- Four defenders
- Four midfielders
- Two attackers
You can create teams and then play against your colleagues at work or friends in the industry by setting up your own private leagues. Forget the office sweepstake – put your footballing wits to the test.
There are also a host of prizes up for grabs at each stage of the tournament to keep you motivated all the way through – regardless of how well England or your team might be doing.
The overall winning side can celebrate in style on board a seven-day Ocean Village Caribbean cruise courtesy of Complete Cruise Solutions.
The Travel Industry Fantasy World Cup has been organised by Travel Weekly and our sister company Gazetteers Plus and specialist recruitment company, C&M Travel Recruitment.
To find out how you are getting on, click here.
Not only do you have the chance of being crowned World Cup champion, you can win a host of prizes along the way. Thanks to all our industry partners who have offered up a fantastic array of prizes for you to win at each stage of the World Cup.
Overall winner: our World Cup champion receives a seven-night Ocean Village Caribbean cruise courtesy of Complete Cruise Solutions
Runner-up: seven nights’ all-inclusive accommodation in the Verandah Resort in Antigua, courtesy of Elite Resorts Caribbean
Third place overall: the third-place team will receive a signed Arsenal shirt from Bedswithease.com
Phase One winner: a three-night stay at the five-star Hesperia Alicante Golf Resort and Spa, courtesy of Hesperia London Victoria
Phase Two winner: a crate of champagne or a hot-air balloon ride courtesy of Enjoyengland.com
Phase Three winner: an iPod Nano from Dertour
Beat the editor prize: seven-day car rental from Avis anywhere in Europe. To give you a better chance of winning, we are offering a Beat the Editor prize. A team will be chosen at random from all those that finish higher than Travel Weekly editor Richard Siddle’s team at the end of the competition
Best team name prize: Avis is donating £300 worth of high-street shop vouchers for the best-named team chosen by the organisers.