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How playing Dream Team helped fund the biggest day of this man’s life

  • Winning Dream Team Weekender helped Ray Green set up a very busy summer

Ray Green has a big few weeks ahead of him.

The 31-year-old, as long as he can survive his stag do first, is marrying fiancee Louise in Whistable in late August.

And Ray, who says he was growing tired of watching all his mates tie the knot before him, has a swankier affair to look forward to after winning Dream Team Weekender nearly nine months ago.

The Arsenal fan won a three-way share of £10k last September when he racked up a massive 80 points, powered mainly by Eden Hazard’s hat-trick against Cardiff.


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Ray owes Eden a pint

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Ray owes Eden a pint

Dream Team caught up with him as he prepares for a daunting trip into the unknown.

“We’re just at the point of arranging everything now,” Ray told us.

“Whitstable was an obvious choice for us really. It’s somewhere we go all the time and where we had one of our first dates.

“But I’ve got the stag to get through first!

“I’m not even packing my own bag. I’ve just been told to have my passport on me and to arrive at a certain time at our favourite pub. I’m dreading it to be honest.”

Ray and fiancee Louise

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Ray and fiancee Louise

If you’re not familiar with Weekender, it’s surely the easiest way to play fantasy football around.

Simply pick seven players from the Saturday and Sunday Premier League games with no budget concerns – and it’s completely free to play.

And if it wasn’t for a last minute change of heart Ray’s winnings wouldn’t be his in the first place.

Ray’s winning side

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Ray’s winning side

“When I was picking my team on the Friday [Wilfried] Zaha was initially in the side, but his injury record made me stoop for [Marko] Arnautovic instead.

“It was an inspired move as I would have completely missed out otherwise.”

Arnautovic duly contributed 15 of Ray’s 80 points, proving yet again how fantasy football comes down to fine margins.

And victory clearly gave him a taste for more, with Ray admitting he came narrowly close to repeating his success later in the season.

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Remember him?

He added: “I came third the weekend Man City destroyed Chelsea. I just needed Chelsea to score!

“As an Arsenal fan I’ve never had so much fun watching a game between City and Chelsea.

“Playing Dream Team completely changes your interest in games.”

Fancy following in Ray’s footsteps?

Well Dream Team is back and better than ever this season, with not one, not two, but THREE different games to play.

As well as Season and Weekender returning for more, we’ve added a Draft game to really test your managerial skills against your mates.

As ever it’s completely free to play and there’s a whole load of cash up for grabs.


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