This week sees the start of a brand new Premier League season and with it comes the return of professional football. Many fantasy football leagues have already started up and we’re sure that some of your friends are already boasting about their teams.

While we are extremely excited about the upcoming football season it’s important to remember that it’s not all fun and games. We need to keep track of the scores and results as they happen so that we know who’s winning and who’s losing. In addition to this, we also need to make sure that our players are safe and secure in their line of work. So let’s take a quick look at how you can ensure that your team stays safe and sound in the game this season and in the long run.

Keep An Eye On The Scores

This is pretty self-explanatory but you must remember to keep an eye on the scores regardless of whether you’re playing season or lifetime modes. We strongly advise against keeping score in any event that you are playing to win – it really is the quickest way to ruin your evening. Just focus on playing the game and enjoying the experience instead. 

It’s also worth bearing in mind that you don’t need to actually watch the games to keep track of the scores. You can always download the Sky Sports app which allows you to follow the matches even if you are asleep or on the move. You can also set alarms on your phone to alert you when there’s a big game on so that you don’t miss a beat while still in bed. This is also the case with other sports such as Cricket and Rugby due to the international breaks that they undergo.

Get Inspired

As we’ve established, this is a new season and there will be lots of new players joining professional football clubs this year. It’s important to get inspired by the big names and teams from last season as well as this season’s pre-season fixtures in order to keep your fantasy squad intact and effective. Inevitably, some of your players may be out of contract and you will need to renew them but you can’t let this stop you from adding more quality players to your team. As long as you keep an open mind and scout for talent diligently, you are sure to bring in the players that you need for the upcoming campaign.

Join A Fantasy Football League

This is one of the best ways to follow the games and keep track of scores as well as to get inspired. Fantasy football is a whole other ballgame and it’s worth checking out the various leagues that there are around. Just make sure that you enter a fake team name and password so that you can keep track of the scores and results and don’t expose yourself or your friends to danger. Most importantly, have fun!

Unauthorized Purchases

Another important consideration this season is monitoring your team’s unauthorized purchases. Remember that there are legalities involved in playing fantasy football and you could find yourself in trouble if you are not careful. Make sure that your team is not buying and selling players outside of the official Premier League rules. If you suspect that this is happening then raise a red flag with the administrators of the league so that they can look into it. Ultimately, you’re playing the game for fun but you must remain aware of the risks that you are taking.

Secure Baseball

Baseball fans will be relieved to hear that this year sees the return of the regular season. After months of cold weather and many postponements, the games are back and it’s time for America’s pastime to make its presence felt on our football pitch. Just like with football, it’s important to keep track of the scores and results of the baseball season so that you don’t get blindsided by any sudden swings in fortune. Make sure that your team is updated with all the important scores and upcoming schedules so that they don’t get out of shape due to lack of preparation. In order to enjoy the games and keep your team secure in the long run, you will need to make sure that they are taking sufficient care of both their bodies and minds. This is where mental training comes in – make sure your players are prepared for the grind that is professional sports and keep them motivated to keep practicing and performing at their best.

It’s important to feel that we’ve given you guys decent enough advice on how to keep track of your football team in the game. As we’ve established, fantasy football is a whole different beast to the casual games that you may now be playing. The more that you know, the more that you can keep safe in the game. Make sure to remind yourself of all these important points throughout the season and you are sure to have a lot of fun.