Welcome to Last Man Balling. After the tremendous success of our Euro 2024 competition, we're thrilled to bring you the ultimate Premier League prediction competition. This is a one-man project where I'm putting my coding and spreadsheet skills to the test, and I invite you all to join in the fun.

Everything is run through WhatsApp, fostering a friendly community vibe where everyone is welcome. It's a great way to stay connected with friends and family while enjoying the thrill of the Premier League.

Here's a brief overview of how it works:

For more details, please visit the Rules section. If you have any questions, check out the FAQ section or reach out to us on 𝕏. Follow us @LastManBalling for updates, and we welcome any feedback you have.

The spreadsheet for the new season is currently being finalised, and the game will officially launch alongside Fantasy Premier League. We'll also have a just-for-fun Fantasy Premier League mini-league that anyone can join.

Invite your friends and family to join the excitement and increase the prizepot. Can you be the Last Man Balling?

Countdown to Deadline

Weekly Fixtures

Prizepot

90% of all entry fees contribute to the overall Prizepot that will be won by the Last Man Balling. The more people who play, the bigger the Prizepot. Please invite your friends and family to join.

Ballers Icon 1 Ballers
Prizepot Icon £50 Prizepot
Eliminated Icon 0 Eliminated
Balling Icon 1 Balling

Rules

Join the Competition

FAQ

What is Last Man Balling?

Last Man Balling is a weekly Premier League competition where you choose a team to win each week. If your team wins, you carry on Balling; if they lose or draw, you lose a life. Players have three lives in total.

How much does it cost to join?

The entry fee is £5.

How do I pay?

All payments are taken via Stripe. Click here to pay. Stripe accepts all major credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

When is the deadline to submit my selection?

The deadline to submit your selection is the kickoff of the first match in the current Gameweek. Gameweeks are the same as those used in Fantasy Premier League.

How do I submit my selection?

You must submit your weekly selection via the WhatsApp group.

Can I see which teams I have selected so far?

Yes, all selections so far can be viewed on this Google Sheet.

What if my team draws?

You only keep your lives intact if your team wins. A draw is the same as a defeat. If your team draws, you will lose a life, just like you would if your team lost.

Can I earn or buy more lives?

No, it is not possible to recover lost lives or earn more than the three you start with.

What if I do not submit a selection before the deadline?

If you fail to submit a selection before the deadline, you will be assigned the first team that you haven’t already selected, alphabetically.

What if the team I select has their game postponed?

If you select a team from a game that is postponed, you will progress to the next Gameweek without losing a life.

What happens if everyone is eliminated and nobody wins?

If everyone is eliminated without a single Baller remaining, there will be a Ballover. The game will restart, and everyone wishing to play again must pay the £5 entry fee, which will be added to the existing Prizepot. All team selections are reset, and the game starts again completely. New Ballers will be also allowed to join.

If I pick a later kickoff, will I be eliminated later than other Ballers?

No, kickoff times are not taken into account. Whoever loses a life in a Gameweek, loses it all at the same time. You cannot prevent a Ballover by choosing a later kickoff.

Can I play if I am outside of the UK?

Yes, anyone over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world can join.

Can I play if I am under 18?

No. Due to the nature of the Last Man Balling rules, gambling activities regulated under the Gambling Act 2005 are restricted to over 18s. Anyone found to be taking part who is under 18 will be removed from the game and will not be refunded.

Can I play if I don’t have social media?

Of course. However, all players must join the official Last Man Balling WhatsApp group to submit their selections. You may also wish to follow @LastManBalling on 𝕏 to keep up to date with the latest fixtures, selections, eliminations, and more.

I missed the chance to sign up before Round 1. Can I still play?

Unfortunately, you cannot join once a game has started. However, in the event of a Ballover where no singular winner is declared, you will be able to join. Please sign up to the Waiting List to be notified in the event of a Ballover. As soon as a game starts, it will not be possible to pay the £5 entry fee to join the game.

Can I join multiple times?

No. All Ballers can only join once, and anyone found to be submitting multiple selections will be eliminated from the game and will not receive a refund.

Can I pay in advance for any potential Ballovers?

No, you can only pay £5 for the current game.

Can I buy you a pint?