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Fantasy Football Magazine

  • 11-05-2017 11:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC
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    Lads, excuse the new thread but though it'd get buried in the General Thread at the moment with a lot of posts there.

    As some of you are aware I am on the writing team of the new Fantasy Football Magazine which was released as an EZine about a month ago. This publication looks to delve a bit beyond the sort of weekly stats / player and captain recommendations and look at more broad strategy issues, fundamentals of FPL strategy and looking at issue like the chips, wildcard strategy, how to best use stats, etc. (Right up my street to bang on about some of my regular hobby horses ;))

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    The market, and I think CSF noted, is probably the "more than casual" manager, which is a hugely growing market sitting somewhere between the "casual" and the "freaks" (i.e. most of us :)).

    The first issue went down very well, and despite some of it being a little "beneath" some of the hardcore around here (interviews with former winners, twitter 'advice' accounts, etc.) it really was a well put together publication and beautifully produced, and most here seemed to be positive to it.

    So where it is trying to go now is to the place of producing a commercial hard copy magazine, something that will be totally unique in the FPL world to date. Any to me, totally aside from being a contributor, having a proper, well made glossy mag on FPL with some decent content would be pretty damn cool and something I'd be all over. So I'm guessing some of you lot would too.

    They went very quiet after the first Ezine and it turns out it was because they ran into serious licensing issues with the PL in terms of image licensing. However they have been able to come to a licencing arrangement - at a cost. So in order to secure the future of the venture they are looking at a crowd funding approach, with pretty solid perks (namely advance subscriptions - league entries and members groups etc less likely to interest FSA heads).

    Part of the campaign is also to cover costs to enable the Ezine edition to continue to be released for free, but I for one would love the hard copy. (Still haven't got a hold of a hard copy issue 1 yet!!).

    They are flying with the campaign (seeking to secure a modest enough £7,500 and over 80% there) so I'm sticking this up here as I'm sure a few of yous might be interested. Would have posted when it launched but I've been very busy at work.

    Link to the campaign here.... https://igg.me/at/fantasyfootymag/x/16640595

    Download the first Ezine issue here if you've not seen it already.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,209 ✭✭✭✭ CSF
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    I was wondering why the figure they were trying to raise was so high. Poor form by the Premier League really. This kind of thing promotes their product no end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC
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    CSF wrote: »
    I was wondering why the figure they were trying to raise was so high. Poor form by the Premier League really. This kind of thing promotes their product no end.

    Yeah, £4,000 to just pay the PL ransom. It nearly finished this venture I think. Its very much a labour of love to date for the guys doing it. It may grow into something commercially profitable but needs to get our there and get a circulation.

    They are delighted / relieved I think to have 150 backers signed up already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,209 ✭✭✭✭ CSF
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    Who is doing it out of interest? Ie Twitter accounts etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,563 ✭✭✭✭ Father Hernandez
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    A monthly mag would be a great idea.

    Tried to purchase the £25 option which is the print version delivered to my home but trying to charge me +£35 extra yearly post & package :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC
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    A monthly mag would be a great idea.

    Tried to purchase the £25 option which is the print version delivered to my home but trying to charge me +£35 extra yearly post & package :confused:

    Postage is costly all right. But its not gonna be free to get it delivered to your door.

    That's 10 issues at £2.50 per issue and £3.50 for postage to ROI.

    I was gonna use Parcel Motel to try and avoid the IRL postage but its £2 per issue (£20) for UK postage so Parcel Motel would've worked out even more expensive.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,563 ✭✭✭✭ Father Hernandez
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    FHFC wrote: »
    Postage is costly all right. But its not gonna be free to get it delivered to your door.

    That's 10 issues at £2.50 per issue and £3.50 for postage to ROI.

    I was gonna use Parcel Motel to try and avoid the IRL postage but its £2 per issue (£20) for UK postage so Parcel Motel would've worked out even more expensive.

    No, I totally understand. I'd like to support nonetheless

    Is the 'Keep The E-Mag Free £9' just the digital version of the print?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC
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    No, I totally understand. I'd like to support nonetheless

    Is the 'Keep The E-Mag Free £9' just the digital version of the print?

    Yeah. The digital versions will be free to all. Not just those who donate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭ FHFC
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    Just been offered a few discounted subs to this.

    £19 plus Postage rather than £25.

    Anybody wanting one​ drop me a PM for the link.


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