So does all of this sound okay? If so, will make the thread later. If you've got any ideas on better wording it'll be appreciated as the bonus card section in particular might be a bit clunky.

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Here are new changes for this year's competition:

- Picks to be sent via private message rather than posted in thread.
- One allowed substitute that can be used at any time but
**must be submitted at the same time as the original eight players and must have a unique squad number and club (neither can match one of your other players).** If one of your eight players is injured, suspended or just plain sucks, you can request for your substitute to replace the injured/suspended/shit one for the remainder of the competition. If OriginalPlayer scores 5 goals prior to being replaced and ReplacementPlayer scores 6 goals for the remainder of the duration of the competition, you'll get 11 points total.
- Each person gets
**three bonus cards** that can be used through the competition. How it works is, prior to the teams being released for the first fixture of that game week, you can nominate one of your players to be given a bonus card. If they score during that round of fixtures, you get **one **point added to your goal total. You **must** nominate in the thread itself (PM isn't allowed, but if you're a newbie with limits to posts per day I will allow PMing me and I'll post in the thread for you) and you can give multiple bonus cards to the same player but **not **on the same game week (so you can't use all three for one match).

Simply:

- Pick
**eight Premier League players** with **even numbers **on their jerseys - **one pick per Premier League side**. So you could have, say Lisandro Martinez for Manchester United (#6 shirt) but you can't have Daniel Gore too (#44).
**You can't choose the same shirt number twice - so if you pick Lisandro Martinez (#6), you can't have Jamaal Lascelles (#6) too.**
- At the same time as the eight Premier League players, you must submit a
**ninth **clearly labeled as a substitute and must have a unique number and club. If you want to replace one of the original eight with this substitute, you can do but must message Damien stating your desire to do so.
- You gain one point for each Premier League goal your players score (nothing for assists).
- You have three
**bonus cards**. Prior to the teams being released for the first fixture of any match day, you can nominate one of your players to be given a bonus card (**must** be posted in thread). If they score during that match day you get one bonus point added to your score. You can use multiple bonus cards on the same player if you wish, but must be on different match days.
- The following players are banned (yes, I know they're both odd numbers):
- This runs from
**3rd February 2024** (MD23) until the end of the season. The rearranged fixtures from the first half of the season (Manchester City v Brentford and Bournemouth v Luton Town) will **not **count. Person with most points wins.
- Deadline for submitting your list of eight odd-numbered players is
**Saturday 3rd February 12:30pm and you must send your list of eight (plus one sub) to me via ****private message**. After the deadline, everyone's picks will be revealed. This list can't be changed afterwards and you have to take the rough with the smooth, but you **can** use your one sub at any point.
- If there are 20+ entries, the winner will get a tagline and an award.

Example of how your picks should look like using Spanish players:

#6 - Koke - Atletico Madrid

#8 - Toni Kroos - Real Madrid

#10 - Mikel Oyarzabal - Real Sociedad

#12 - Mason Greenwood - Getafe

#16 - Diego Lopez - Valencia

#20 - Asier Villalibre - Athletic Club

#22 - Ilkay Gundogan - Barcelona

#24 - Portu - Girona

Substitute:

#14 - Kike Perez - Rayo Vallecano