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Score for Mortgage Express 100% Football

Mortgage Express 100% Football online prediction game has had a record number of players totalling 2,035 – up 10% from last season.

Now in its third year and sporting a brand new website, 100% Football is for intermediaries and journalists whereby players can predict the outcome of a selection of ten fixtures from the English and Scottish football leagues to win monthly and end of season prizes.

Simon Ayling, e-communications at Mortgage Express says: “Each year we chose a winner with the best team name this year the winner is Chris Jones of HIA International Financial Services with the name Real Sociabledad.

“Players can still join the league we give them 5 points for every week they have missed to help them catch up so, its definitely still worth getting involve.”

Features for the 2005/2006 season include being able to choose the top scorer for the week as well as predicting fixtures and answering bonus questions.

Also available to players are a range of interactive online football games including Spot the Ball, Melvins Balls and Penalty Shootout.

Players can also view their progress on the leagues tables and can update their fixtures at late notice should team or other various conditions change leading up to a game.


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