fantasy football

fantasy football
   Taken from an earlier American idea, fantasy football was introduced to Britain in 1992. The Daily Telegraph first ran a competition in 1993, allowing competitors to choose their own professional football team from any players within the English Premier League, within a certain spending limit. The competition’s success led to similar games being introduced by nearly every other national newspaper. A new version of the game appeared on the World Wide Web in 1994, with Radio 5 producing a show dedicated to the game and BBC2 providing a television version, hosted by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel, in the same year. The programme ran for only three series, reflecting a decline in the popularity of fantasy football, but was revived by ITV for the 1998 World Cup.
   See also: FA Cup; fanzines

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