Fantasy League Pro and Classic return after pre-season training
As the transfer gossip rumour mill goes into overdrive ahead of the new season, it's also time for Fantasy League managers to make their plans for the new campaign.
That's because the original and purest fantasy football game out there Fantasy League Professional and Fantasy League Classic, the true test of a manager's ability, are back for 2012/13.
Will you follow Manchester City and Chelsea's lead by spending big on your ultimate targets or do you adopt David Moyes' model and make shrewd, cheaper moves in the market?
The new season has a lot to live up to following May's epic finale, when Sergio Aguero won the title with practically the last kick of the competition.
City are favourites to retain the title, but their rivals Manchester United should not be written off after coming so close last time out and Chelsea will be confident of mounting a challenge after winning the Champions League.
The Blues have invested heavily in talented Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard, while United hope Shinji Kagawa can recreate his Bundesliga form in English football.
Last season Robin van Persie was the must-have player after racking up a monstrous 114 points for his 30 goals and 12 assists.
However, the clinical Arsenal front-man is looking for a new club after announcing that he won't be signing a new contract with the Gunners.
There are new managers at Tottenham and Liverpool meaning Pro and Classic bosses may be taking a risk on those ambitious clubs.
Andre Villas-Boas takes over at Spurs after struggling at Chelsea, but he's already made one smart signing by bringing in Jan Vertonghen and must be delighted that Gareth Bale has signed a new contract.
Liverpool fans will be hoping Brendan Rodgers can bring the passing football that graced Swansea to Anfield, while Daniel Agger could be a clever acquisition for Fantasy Leaguers after he impressed at Euro 2012.
Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse will also be in demand after they took the Premier League by storm in the black and white of surprise package Newcastle.
Swansea, Norwich and QPR all beat the drop last term and many of their top performers became popular fantasy football acquisitions.
Olympic bound Swansea duo Neil Taylor and Joe Allen pocketed creditable totals, while Danny Graham and Canary Grant Holt carried their Championship scoring touch into the big time.
Their success will boost Reading, Southampton and West Ham on their return to the top flight with Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Mark Noble, Ricardo Vaz Te and Fantasy League legend Ian Harte on the radar of managers when they pick their new teams.
In Fantasy League Professional managers compete for the best players in an auction, an all-or-nothing frenzy described by 61% of combatants as the highlight of the football season.
Click here to find out more about Pro and take in the new and improved guide to the game.
Meanwhile, in Fantasy League Classic, you go head-to-head with the greatest minds in fantasy football as you guide your 16-man squad to glory and a £10,000 first prize.
Classic can be found here, head this way, pick your team and spread the word!