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Mortgage Express launches 100% football

As the start of the football season approaches, Mortgage Express is giving footie fans another good reason to celebrate by relaunching its popular football prediction game.

Previously known as Fax Football, the new online version, 100% football, offers players the chance to put their football knowledge and prediction skills to the test.

The competition is open to Mortgage Express&#39 industry partners, including intermediaries, networks, packagers, IFAs and trade journalists.

All they have to do is register themselves as a manager (either as an individual or as part of a team) and predict the outcome of 10 fixtures every week for the rest of the season. There is also a multiple choice question every week to give players the chance to test their football trivia skills and earn a few extra points.

Teams will be organised into regional leagues and divisions and managers can keep an eye on the competition via the league tables displayed on the website. Every month the best performing manager from each league will win a bottle of bubbly, and there will also be spot prizes throughout the season. When it&#39s all over, there will be a very special prize for the best performing manager overall.

If the popularity of its predecessor is anything to go by, 100% football looks set to be a winner. To register in time for the beginning of the season, managers need to sign up by visiting the Mortgage Express website, www.mortgage-express.co.uk, selecting &#39Financial Adviser&#39 and clicking the &#39100% football&#39 link.

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