The Jeff Kenna Fantasy Football League pits the footballing nous of people foolish enough to part with £25 to buy a team at auction.
The principle is simple:
- a £100m budget
- eleven players to buy (in a 4-4-2 formation)
- no more than one player from each Premiership team (or country for international tournaments)
During the English Premier League football season managers’ teams collect points for doing good things, such as scoring goals and keeping clean sheets. Players lose points for leaky defences and ill discipline.
At the end of the season the teams that score the most points win prizes.
Along the way there are Manager of the Month awards, a unique cup competition and two transfer nights where players can be bought and sold.
Summer tournaments also offer Kenna managers the opportunity to compete at an international level.
Previous summer contests include: the Claudio Caniggia 2006 World Cup, the John Jensen 2008 Euros, the Doctor Khumalo 2010 World Cup and the Emmanuel Olisadebe 2012 Euros.
Commonly known as ‘the Kenna’, or occasionally just as ‘Jeff’, the league was named after former Kidderminster Harriers full back Jeff Kenna in tribute to the Irishman’s assured stint at Aggborough.
It was discovered at the 2006 August auction that Kenna’s Harriers contract meant the club could boast more Premier League winners medals than Liverpool.
Managers have just two opportunities to make transfers: at the October and February windows.
Unwanted signings are submitted to Kenna HQ two days before the window, and a further auction is held for available players.