MAN v FAT Football Bescot League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football Bescot League this page will serve as a great place to meet your future team mates (and opposition) as well as keep up-to-date with all news and updates relevant to your league.

Your league details are:

League Name: Bescot
Registration Location: Community Room @ Banks’s Stadium, Walsall, WS1 4SA
Registration Date/Time: 16/02/2018 19:30
League Venue Details: Banks Stadium, Besot, Walsall, WS1 4SA
League Start Date/Time: 23/02/2018 19:30

All of these details and the latest information about your league (including photos, videos, scores, stats and more) can be found on your league homepage, which you can find here

Some other places that you might want to take a look at are our MAN v FAT Shop for all of your official league merchandise - shop

The MAN v FAT website is also rammed with information, motivation, recipes, funny stuff and advice and you can find that here - MAN v FAT

You’ll also notice the Amazing Loser section and you should know that all of the Amazing Losers we profile are members of this forum so you can message them directly to ask for more information. It forms the largest social network of men supporting each other’s weight loss anywhere on the web, and it’s a massive support for your own weight loss journey.

If you haven’t yet signed up for your pre-season emails then these will take you through a number of useful elements - Subscribe

Don’t forget too to register your own unique referral URL which you can do here - this means that you can share that URL and we track all sign ups. So you get paid £5 for everyone who joins through your link. The person you refer also gets 50% off their registration - it’s the ultimate win-win.

If you have any questions please feel free to browse our MAN v FAT Football FAQ. If you still can’t find the answers your looking for then feel free to ask us below and we will get back to you.

I would also strongly recommend having a good look around the forum as it is jam-packed with great info, expert advice and tips to help you get going and be successful. Here is a great place to start - the ultimate new user post. You should also know that you can get advice from PTs and dietitians directly on this forum by visiting the Ask a PT Anything and Ask a Qualified Dietician anything threads. If you want to know how to do something on the forum such as upload an image or insert a video then check out the Forum FAQ

Finally be sure to introduce yourself by replying below so you can get to know your fellow league members. You will find plenty of chaps in the same situation as yourself all looking to come together to lose weight, get healthy and get back to enjoying football again.

I look forward to welcoming you at registration.

Ben Gallon
MAN v FAT League Administrator


Hi all, can’t wait to start the season


So What Happens Next?

You have signed up, got your welcome email and clicked the link that’s got you to here! Hopefully your excitement is building, you have started getting used to the forum and are chatting to guys who have signed up for the same league (if you haven’t posted yet then go for it, it will settle the nerves and give you some faces to look for at registration).

You should feel comfortable asking any questions here no matter how big or small, if you’re wondering about something then I guarantee someone else is too.

The next step of your journey will see you attend the registration session for your league. All details of dates, times and location can be found in the original post and on your league homepage. There isn’t any football at your registration session so you can dress casually. Although we recommend trying to dress in similar clothing to that which you will be wearing on game nights to get the most accurate weigh ins each week.

At registration, we will introduce you to the league and how it works, take your starting weight, height and waist measurement and you will have the opportunity to take some photos for your records (I can’t recommend this highly enough as the transformation of so many players is staggering, it’s nice to have your own personal record and we even have a feature on your homepage to help you with this). You will also be introduced to your team and league coach who will be there to support you on your journey to a fitter healthier lifestyle. Each team will have a WhatsApp group created for it and will be given a team colour.

There is also still time to get your family, friends or work colleagues involved and you can support each other on the journey. Most men are notorious for being secret dieters and this is often our downfall, share your experience and get motivated to hit your targets and be successful.

Lets Smash it, Ben, MAN v FAT League Administrator.


Hi to all! Can’t wait to start. Been playing at Walsall uni league for 2 seasons and met some great guys. The banter & motivation is always good. Here’s to another season of footy & weight loss.


How can I make our league successful?

The beauty of MAN v FAT and especially the Football element is that as we are all in the same boat we can push each other to achieve so much more than when we do it alone. Success breeds success, we motivate and inspire people just by doing our best.

In order for your league to work well we need good numbers to build the support structures we try and create and the atmosphere that has worked so well at all of our current leagues. You can help massively here as a large number of sign ups come from player referrals and word of mouth so to speak. There is also added accountability in attending a league with people you know and for those of you that are competitive it also gives you the opportunity to earn the bragging rights and target the top weight loss accolades.

Below I have included a flyer for your league and I ask that you simply share it via any means at your disposal - Facebook, Twitter and football Fan Forums are great examples. You can also set up your own referral code that gets you £5 credit in the club shop and your friend 50% off their registration fee. Visit here to set up your code and get sharing it to as many people as possible.

There will also be a MAN v FAT Football on offer for the top referrer in January, so go go go!!


Can’t wait to be fair


Just signed up and looking forward to giving this a go :+1:t3: Haven’t kicked a ball for 10 years!


Just signed up to this. Had a bad injury years ago which stopped me playing altogether.

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone and rolling back the years! haha


Just joined at bescot, played half a season at Walsall uni, but work commitments killed me, working away all the time.
Not now though, totally committed to whoever I play for and get that 6 pack for my hols :wink::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


Good morning all,

Unfortunately we are having to delay the start of the league until the 16th February in order to finish recruiting the required numbers for the league to successfully launch.

In order for the league to be successful and for us to fully support everyone in their journey towards a healthier lifestyle we have a minimum number of players we can launch with.

We will be doing all we can to recruit the players we need in order to give you the standard of league you deserve and the supportive positive atmosphere that we strive to achieve for all out leagues. If you can help by spreading the word on social media or football forums then please do. Above you can find the league flyer and details of the referral scheme in place.

We apologies for this inconvenience and hope you will stick with us to smash your targets.

Kind Regards, Ben. MAN v FAT Football


Gutted league reg has been put back :unamused: my belly is getting bigger need to kick something, mars bars could be a good start :rofl:


Hi all,

I’m all signed up and ready to go, I have 4 kids that all play football and I even played a little myself last year for an over 35s team, unfortunately I was by far the biggest and most unfitest in league so had to knock it on the head but I’m really excited to give this a go.

Looking over the above comments can anyone confirm if the numbers are there to start in Feb?

I’m new to all this but hoping it’s not just a one off and I will be joining for some time going forward.

Anyhow, Hello all.



hi all,

just signed up, cant wait to get started and have a kick about.

see you all next week



So the big Question is now we are less than a week away who is getting excited?

As if your not already like a kid at Christmas the good news is that in the next 48 hours we will be creating team whatsapp groups and allocating everyone a team and every team a colour. We will also be adding your coach into these whatsapp groups so that you can ask us any further questions you have.

Once you are in your team chats you can start getting to know each other, talk about shirts (check out and what your aims are for the season.

We look forward to seeing you all at Registration on Friday. Just a reminder that this is a none player session where we introduce all players to the league, the coach and their team mates. We also introduce the scheme, how it works and how players can make the most of it. The football then begins the following week.


Been told to still come in kit as that’s how you will be weighed every week. Is that right???


I can’t wait to get started, looking forward to it.

See you all Friday.



Just wondering if there is a whatsapp for the bescot league starting on Friday?


Hi David,

I think all the WhatsApp groups was set up last Thursday but was told on Friday night that it might be changing with new players added.

If you email: he’s the one who emailed us all on Thursday.

Good luck and see you Friday.

Thanks Adam (Team 5 Green player)


Cheers Adam…will email and find out what team I’m on etc, as I signed up on registration day.


Good to meet everyone on Friday, together we can achieve our goals,

cheers Andy (Team 5 Green player)