My football team (even though I haven’t played for them for a few years they’re still my team), Iona, are running another English Premier League Last Man Standing competition. It’s starting this weekend (Nov 27th) and costs €10 to enter (subsequent entries are €5 each).

The rules are simple. For each round of fixtures you must pick a team to win. The tricky part is that you cannot pick the same team twice. If you forget to make a pick, the best placed team you haven’t already picked is selected by default. If the team you pick loses, you lose a life. Lose another and you’re out of the game.

The prize is a sum of money that is determined by the number of entries. The more entries the more prize money. Last time around first prize was €900 (there were 183 entries). The remaining money is put back into the club.

Each week the fixtures and picks are emailed to every entrant, so the process is completely transparent.

If you’re interested in playing send an email to and I’ll put you in touch with Keith Doyle (the organiser).