Next Goal Wins has a slant which is different to most other fantasy football competitions: It is your team, with your players, bought at your prices, playing by your rules.
All this is designed to put the destiny of your team in your hands. Each player in your team can only be owned by you, meaning if they do well then you benefit.
Auctions can be frenetic and fun. Enjoy the excitement of trying to pick up bargains and praying that you keep hold of them after your bid has been placed. This auction system builds up a sense of attachment to your players that you don't experience with other fantasy football competitions. Via a proxy bidding system and auctions end times extending if you get outbid late, there is assistance to make sure you do not miss out if you are not around during critical bidding times. Auctions take place before the start of the season and throughout the season allowing you to tweak your squad as times go on.
To assist you in your team selection each week and to track your progress there are:
Next Goal Wins is free. It is open to everyone, so feel free to sign up. Support is limited, but assistance requests, issue reports and suggestions will be dealt with as soon as possible.
To get going click the 'Register' button on the left or enter your details and click the 'Login' button if you are already registered. If you registered during a previous season, your login will still work. If you have forgotten your password click the 'Forgotten password?' link below the 'Login' button.
League and team creation and bidding is now open.
There have been more changes between the end of last season and the start of this season since the very early years of the site. There are no rule changes but loads of cosmetic and functionality improvements. See the full list of changes here.